Frantz Michel, B.A.’86
The Best of Both Worlds
By Amy Halloran, B.A.’90
Frantz Michel – just promoted to colonel in
the New York Army National Guard – is also a
New York State Police investigator specializing
in computer forensics. He describes this dual
career track as the best of both worlds:
“I have two careers that I like.”
“A good academic foundation,” which included
an emphasis on writing and speaking
skills, has assisted Michel in both careers. He
says that studying criminal justice has made
him a better police officer, giving him insight
into both the
process of the
system and the
people involved. “I could apply a lot of the
concepts I learned right to the job,” he notes.
Michel remains active at UAlbany, speaking to
students who are interested in a similar path.
He also assisted in fundraising efforts for Haiti
after the January 2010 earthquake.