Office of Alumni Engagement

Colin Wasiloff

My hometown when I was a student was

Farmington Hills, MI

I graduated in

2008

I studied

Physics and Mathematics

I currently live in

Ferndale, MI

I am now

Pursuing my Doctorate of Engineering while working full time for the US Army’s Tank-Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)

Since graduating from Alma

I got married (to the sister of a fellow Alma Scot) and raised a Husky puppy! I actually met my wife while on a pub-crawl with Tony Rosenblum (2008) before a Lions game.

I still keep in touch with many of my close friends and Sigma Chi brothers from Alma. A group of us have been attending hockey games once a month together since graduation. We started with four in the group, and we have almost tripled since then.

One of my favorite things to do is look up Alma grads while on vacations or in-between work trips and catch up (recently Ben Place in Washington DC, Blake Loomis in Atlanta, Adam Muncy in San Diego, Jordan Brown in Chicago, James Kruse in Cleveland).

My Alma education

Taught me how to think critically, make complex problems into simpler ones, and begin to learn how to lead. In my first job out of college at Booz Allen Hamilton I worked on a consulting team with graduates from top tier schools (MIT, Princeton, Georgetown, etc.) and I was seen as an equal.

My favorite place(s) on campus included

Sigma Chi house, WQAC station, Wright Hall 201, Gelston First-West.

My favorite professors(s) included

Dr. Cameron Reid, Dr. John Gibson, Dr. Carol Bender, Dr. Stan Trout, Prof. Steven Vest

My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is

Run-Outs with my pledge brothers, Spring Terms in Key West, Tennis Trips across Florida, and Radio Shows with my co-host Jamie Diener (especially the time when my parents surprised us by driving up from Farmington and listening in the parking lot)