Alumni in the news

04/16/2015 - Does terrorism work? Alumnus to discuss new book
The Connecticut College Department of Government and International Relations will bring Bruce Hoffman ’76 back to campus for a talk based on his latest book, Wednesday, April 22, at 4:30 p.m. in the 1941 Room of the College Center at Crozier-Williams.

04/6/2015 - Alumnae to discuss their careers in government and politics
The Connecticut College has invited back to campus five successful alumnae for a panel discussion on women in politics on Monday, April 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the 1941 Room of the College Center at Crozier-Williams.

04/2/2015 - Hall President Jeff Idelson '86 is living a baseball fan’s dream
Jeff Idelson '86 is the president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

03/19/2015 - Obama initiative likely to tap the bioinformatics lab of David Haussler ’75
President Obama’s State of the Union address in January lasted an hour, but a few quick seconds of it could fundamentally transform the world and work of David Haussler ’75.

02/26/2015 - Q&A with Oscar winner Dana Heinz Perry '85
Dana Heinz Perry '85 was "utterly thrilled" after her Oscar victory at the 87th Academy Awards.

02/23/2015 - A labor of love: Brian Rosenberg ’87 builds an online community for gay fathers
Brian Rosenberg '87 has created Gays With Kids, an online community and resource center for gay fathers who are considering parenthood.

02/19/2015 - Dana Heinz Perry ’85 earns Oscar nod for documentary with personal touchDana Heinz Perry ’85 wins Oscar for documentary with personal touchDana Heinz Perry ’85 wins Oscar for documentary with personal touch
Dana Heinz Perry '85 wins an Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category for "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1," about the alarming rate of suicides amongst U.S. military veterans.

02/6/2015 - Closing the opportunity gap for at-risk students
Stephanie-Lee Morgan ’04 beams with pride when a perplexed parent asks her, “What have you done to my child? My kid wants to do homework.”

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 - 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 - 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 - 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.


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