Jeff Sawyer


"I went to Utica College for a year and majored in political science. That experience really humbled me, and I came back home and moved in with my parents. I decided to go back to college at SUNY Adirondack, and I start ed in business. It was not for me. I ended up going to see a chiropractor, Dr. Bill Tackett, and he sugges ted I take science classes. I took Biology 103, Zoology, Chemistry 1 and 2, Anatomy and Physiology and Physics. I started shadowing at Tackett Chiropractic Center, and after I graduated with an associate degree in scien ce in 2009, I went to chiropractic college.

When students get out of high school, most of them don’t have any idea what they want to do. SUNY Adirondack was the best choice for me.

I could explore my options at a price that was affordable. The college offers great opportunities. For example, the nursing program is a vocational route with immediate career placement. The end game should be getting a job.

Now that I am an adjunct instructor in science, I see the school from a different side. Actually working with the faculty and staff changes your perspective. The college definitely is headed in a positive direction. I recommend SUNY Adirondack to young people all the time."

Jeff Sawyer
SUNY Adirondack Alumnus and Adjunct Instructor
Liberal Arts, Math & Science, Class of 2009