Dekota Toot ’15

Major: Philosophy and Psychology
Hometown:Alliance, Ohio

I chose to major in philosophy because it tackles the big questions in life. In philosophy, you are never expected to accept anything as true just because somebody says so. It is up to the individual to judge what is true by reason rather than deferring to an authority figure for the answer.

Appointments and Boards

Dr. Giese

  • Past president of the Alliance Economic Development Committee
  • Member of the Economic Development Committee of the Chamber of Commerce
  • Trustee of the Stark Development Board
  • Member of the Alliance Area Development
  • Member of the Alliance Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
  • Member of the Ohio Athletic Conference's President's Council
  • Member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church


Mrs. Giese

  • Past vice president of the Alliance YMCA Board of Directors
  • Member of the Rodman Public Library Board
  • Member of the Alliance for Children and Families Board
  • Committee member of the adult career training assistance program (a subcommittee of the Greater Alliance Foundation)
  • Member of Alliance’s “One Book One Community” group
  • Member of the Early Childhood Education Alliance Board
  • Member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
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