Alumni in the news
01/28/2015 - Tweeting the revolution: Politics of change intrigue Aim Sinpeng ’05
Sinpeng is curious: What do people want? Why? How do they get organized? How do they communicate? How do they navigate an oppressive system to make their demands?
01/22/2015 - Professor’s Fulbright allows him to help students in his native Senegal
Mohamed Diagne ’97 visits his home country of Senegal at least every two years, but his current trip isn’t a vacation.
01/15/2015 - Erik Rapprich ’05 helps Smithsonian, BuzzFeed with skills honed through music study
As the chief operating officer and managing partner of the Washington, D.C.-based creative communications firm Engage, Erik Rapprich ’05 relies on the skills he honed through music study at Connecticut College.
01/9/2015 - To beat Wall Street, start with a smart – and fun – professor
Alice Handy ’70, CEO of one of the top institutional money management firms in the U.S., asks the right questions, looks behind the numbers and has the confidence not to follow the crowd.
12/18/2014 - Joel Backaler '06 brings the Far East to the west
Joel Backaler '06, the author of "China Goes West," came to campus to discuss Chinese business with College students in the East Asian studies program.
12/11/2014 - Julie Mombello '83 is changing lives, a few children at a time
Mombello, a certified teacher, and her friend are giving preschoolers in one of Connecticut's poorest cities access to top-quality early education.
12/4/2014 - Handing over the camera
Filmmaker Michael Sheridan ’89 is letting Haitians tell their stories
11/26/2014 - Filmmaker Andre Robert Lee ’93 says it is time to talk about race
“Conversations about race and racism are very difficult,” Lee told a large crowd of Connecticut College alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff during the College’s Fall Weekend celebration.
11/26/2014 - It's time to talk about race
Filmmaker Andre Robert Lee '93 addresses a difficult subject with his new documentary, which will be screened on campus Feb. 11.
11/26/2014 - Daryl Hawk '79 is capturing humanity through photographs
Photographer Daryl Hawk '79 has traveled to some of the most remote places on Earth, including a recent trip to the high passes of the Himalayas.
11/20/2014 - Allison Hooper '81 is making cheese that stands alone
A trip to study French in Paris led Allison Hooper '81 to a dairy farm, where she learned to craft cheese that has made Vermont Creamery one of the best dairy manufacturers in the world.
11/12/2014 - A never-ending story: Anne Davis '62 has taken liberal arts to heart
Teacher, politician, publisher, real estate broker, Bible scholar — Anne Kimball Davis '62 has used her liberal arts education to do it all.
11/12/2014 - Alumni discuss changing global markets with student investment club
A panel of alumni from the world of finance recently discussed the shifting global economy with members of the Peggotty Investment Club, a student organization that manages a portion of the College's endowment.
11/12/2014 - Alumni panel discusses changing global markets
The Peggotty Investment Club, a student organization that manages a portion of the College endowment, hosted the panel.
11/3/2014 - Doug Schwartz ’88 is polling America and predicting elections
Doug Schwartz '88 has directed the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute since 1991, and helped the poll become one of the most accurate and well-respected in the country.
10/29/2014 - Director Kimberly Senior ’95 takes Pulitzer Prize-winning drama to Broadway
Kimberly Senior '95 is directing a star-studded Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Disgraced,' which is being praised by critics.
10/7/2014 - Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson ’86 calls steroids an ‘ugly part’ of baseball
Jeff Idelson ’86, president of The National Baseball Hall of Fame, spoke to members of the College community about the Hall of Fame’s role in confronting performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.
10/7/2014 - Hall of Fame president talks about America's Pastime
Jeff Idelson ’86, president of the Baseball Hall of Fame, spoke with members of the College community about confronting steroids in baseball.
09/30/2014 - Documentary film earns an Emmy for Sean Fine '96
"Life According to Sam," a new documentary by Oscar-winning filmmakers Sean Fine ’96 and Andrea Nix Fine, premiered Oct. 21 on HBO.
09/29/2014 - Melissa Monsalve ’14 finds a quick route from New London to Washington
With help from a distinguished alumnus, Melissa Monsalve’ 14 landed a presidential appointment in the Department of the Interior just weeks after graduation.
07/21/2014 - Amy Moore Paterson ’94 turns survival into service for others
Amy Moore Paterson '94, a breast cancer survivor, was recently honored with the Points of Light Tribute Award for her effort to provide free child care in Portland, Ore.-area hospitals.
07/10/2014 - Dave Goldblatt ’06 set to die in ‘Game of Thrones’ saga
Alumnus wins right to die by famous author's pen.
06/23/2014 - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah garners praise for latest album
The band, made up of Connecticut College graduates, recently released its fourth album, "Only Run," and will go on an international tour this summer.
06/2/2014 - Documentary shines light on Wallis Nicita ’67 and other great casting directors
"Casting By," an HBO documentary, highlights casting directors like Wallis Nicita '67, who is responsible for casting movies such as "Caddyshack" and "The Big Chill."
05/15/2014 - The return of the orchid: Carl Lewis ’95 brings the flower back to its native south Florida
Carl Lewis '95, the director of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens in Coral Gables, Fla., has started the Million Orchid Project in an effort to revive the wild orchid population in south Florida.
05/5/2014 - Three recent graduates win NSF fellowships
Recent alumnae Jessica Sadick ’11, Libby Maret ’12 and Sarah Lamer ’13 have been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship to continue their research work at their graduate institutions.
04/2/2014 - The Met exhibits Japanese art collection of Betsy Feinberg ’66
Just a $2 investment in the 1970s turned Betsy Feinberg's '66 collection of Japanese art, now on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum, into one of the premiere collections in the world.
03/18/2014 - Maggie Jones ’85 recognized for commitment to conservation
Maggie Jones '85, executive director of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC), will be honored with the College's Goodwin-Niering Center Alumni Environmental Achievement Award.
02/27/2014 - John Cohen ’83 is connecting the dots on terror plots
The College’s liberal arts education has served John Cohen ’83 well in his role with the Department of Homeland Security.
02/13/2014 - Rowing legend Anita DeFrantz ’74 leads U.S. delegation in Sochi
Olympic medalist Anita DeFrantz '74 is a member of the International Olympic Committee and the highest-ranked American official at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
01/28/2014 - Waiting for a whale to exhale: Justin Richard ’03 and his unique research
An involvement fair during his first year at Connecticut College was all it took for Justin Richard ’03 to turn his passion for marine biology into a path toward a career.
12/18/2013 - Foreign territory: Benjamin Lodmell ’93 takes a unique road to finance, charity and poetry
Benjamin Lodmell '93 moved from Alabama to Argentina to build his finance career, but instead found a place to practice all of his passions.
11/20/2013 - President Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Judge Patricia Wald '48
President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, considered the highest civilian honor, to Patricia McGowan Wald '48 in a White House ceremony today.
11/15/2013 - Obama nominates Debo Adegbile ’91 for top civil rights position
Trustee Debo Adegbile '91 has been nominated by President Obama for the U.S. Department of Justice's assistant attorney general of civil rights.
11/15/2013 - Listen live: Today's confirmation hearing for Debo Adegbile ’91
Trustee Debo Adegbile '91 has been nominated by President Obama for the U.S. Department of Justice's assistant attorney general of civil rights. His confirmation hearing is today. Listen live beginning at 10 a.m.
11/8/2013 - Molly Hayward ’10 empowering women at home and abroad through feminine health
Molly Hayward '10 has established Cora, a company that provides organic feminine products to support women in developing countries.
10/31/2013 - Fulbright alumni describe unforgettable experiences
Members of Connecticut College’s largest-ever class of nine Fulbright student scholars say they learned and accomplished much through their varied experiences — and had a great time as well.
10/24/2013 - Alex Brash ’81 named president of Connecticut Audubon Society
Alex Brash ’81 was recently named president of the Connecticut Audubon Society, moving from his previous post as senior director for the Northeast Region of the National Parks Conservation Association, where he had been since 2004.
10/21/2013 - Sean Fine '96 wins Emmy
Fine's acclaimed documentary, "Life According to Sam," focuses on an incredible boy suffering from a rare disease.
10/16/2013 - Sally Susman '84 appointed to Library of Congress board
Trustee Emerita Sally Susman '84 was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board.
10/4/2013 - Identical twins now visualizing online battles
They attended Connecticut College together, and now Oscar and Edgardo Monteon '09 are designing characters for an award-winning video game.
09/18/2013 - 'Work of beauty': Jessica Soffer '07 draws rave reviews for debut novel
"Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots," the debut novel from Jessica Soffer '07, has garnered glowing reviews from national publications such as TIME magazine and The Atlantic.
09/4/2013 - Adam Rogowin ’03 had premonition about wild Stanley Cup win
The Chicago Blackhawks' last-minute Stanley Cup victory in June stunned everyone in the hockey world — except for Adam Rogowin '03.
08/26/2013 - Former Camels captains preach leadership to student-athletes
Seven former Connecticut College captains returned to campus to speak with current Camels captains about the value of leadership in sports.
08/26/2013 - Patricia McGowan Wald '48 among this year’s winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
"One of the most respected appelate judges of her generation," Patricia McGowan Wald '48 has been named of the 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
08/26/2013 - Fritz Folts '82 participates in Obama roundtable
Fritz Folts '82 was one of more than two dozen individuals to participate in a roundtable discussion with President Barack Obama.
07/31/2013 - Zoe Madden '12 gets kids excited about veggies
A year after heading up Sprout!, the college’s student-run organic garden, Zoe Madden ’12 is fighting childhood obesity by, among other means, introducing kids to the joys of eating the vegetables they grow themselves.
07/17/2013 - New York Times features art grad who creates exhibits at the Bronx Zoo
A July 15 New York Times article gives readers an inside look at the work – and the art – that Carolyn Fuchs ’96, an exhibit specialist, puts into creating the “illusion of a naturalistic habitat” at the Bronx Zoo.
07/10/2013 - Jonathan McBride ’92 to direct White House personnel
Jonathan McBride ’92 has been named assistant to President Barack Obama and director of presidential personnel, the White House announced this week. McBride, who currently serves as the deputy assistant to the president, will assume his new role later this month.
06/20/2013 - MMUF Fellows pursue Ph.D.s and follow their dreams
Several of Connecticut College’s 2013 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program participants have been accepted into Ph.D. programs and are on their way to becoming professors in their chosen fields.
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