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Monday, July 07, 2014

Albert Garcia, BA Liberal Arts '06

The Retention Cycle: A Play in 3 Parts by A.A. Garcia will be presented July 28-29th at 7PM. Stage Left Studio - 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Youngha Park, BFA Communication Design ’04

Two paintings by Youngha will be featured at the FEEL LIFE Summer Art Festival 2014, at the Waterfall Mansion & Galley in New York.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Robert Gebbia, MA Sociology ’76

Robert has been elected to The National Health Council Board of Governors. He is also the CEO of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Nikki O’Neill, BS Liberal Arts ’10

Nikki has published a new book, “Women’s Road to Rock Guitar.” 

Greg Santos, MFA Creative Writing ’09

Greg has published his second book of poetry, called “Rabbit Punch!" 

Mala Kumar, MA International Affairs ’10

Mala has published her debut novel, "The Circumstance of Marriage." The book was in part inspired by Mala's professional experience in the international development field. 

Mala Kumar, MA International Affairs ’10 

Julia Dahl, MFA Creative Writing ’04

Julia published her first novel, "Invisible City."

Allen Strouse, BA Liberal Arts ’08

Alex published his first book of poetry, called “Retractions and Revalations.” 

Pamela Sklar, BM Performance ’75

Pamela will be performing original music from her album, A Native American-Jazz Tribute, for the National Flute Association’s convention this August.


Brittany Charlton, BA Liberal Arts ’07

Britanny has completed her doctorate in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. She wrote her dissertation on, "The Epidemiology of Oral Contraceptive Use and Long-term Health Effects."

Mihae Mukaida, AAS Graphic Design ’07

Mihae has taken a position at Machinemade, an online manufacturing platform.


Amanda Rufi Thorpe, BA Liberal Arts ’06

Amanda’s first novel, “The Girls from Corona del Mar” will be published by Knopf this summer.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Amelia Marzec, MFA Design and Technology ’05


Amelia will have a solo exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery in DUMBO from April 3-27, 2014, called "New American Sweatshop.” The installation will demonstrate a new model for manufacturing in America. 


David Sniffen, Ph.D. Psychology ’94

David has been awarded the Department of Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service for his exemplary work as a Social Science Intelligence Specialist to Human Terrain Team for the United States Army. In this capacity, Dr. Sniffen provided intelligence-enabling psychological assessments, as well as psychosocial and sociocultural research. Dr. Sniffen also recently received a Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Joey Pressley, MS Urban Policy Analysis and Management ’12

Joey was recently appointed by New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff for Member Services.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Karl Grossman, MA Media Studies ’81

Karl was recently inducted to the first class of the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame. Karl, the author of six books, is chief investigative reporter for WVVH-TV. He has taught investigative reporting at SUNY Old Westbury for over 30 years.


James Austin Murray, BFA Illustration '92

James will show a solo exhibition at Lyons Wier Gallery from 4/3/14 to 5/3/14.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Nick Gugie, MA Urban Policy Analysis and Management '86

Nick leads a 5-person section at the NYS Division of Budget responsible for analyzing, monitoring and forecasting the State’s personal income and business taxes, which comprise ¾ of all NYS tax receipts.  He resides near Albany with wife Mary Ellen and son Alex. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Andrea Lawson, MFA Painting ’86

Andrea has an exhibit, called “Edge of Day” on view from 3/1/14 to 3/31/14 at Max Grover Gallery in Port Townsend, WA. In this new series of landscape paintings, Andrea observes the changing light of the Pacific Northwest.


Thursday, January 09, 2014

Jeremy Beck, BS Music ’84

Jeremy has released his fifth CD.  String Quartets (out on Innova Recordings) features four of Beck’s string quartets, performed by diverse ensemble from everywhere from Los Angeles to St. Petersburg.


Joyce Hiller Piven, BA Literature ’66

Joyce is one of the founding members and leading actresses at Playwright's Theatre, the group that spawned Second City.  She recently published a new book, In the Studio with Joyce Piven.

Jenn Rogien, AAS Fashion Design ’04

Jenn works as a costume designer on HBO's Girls, as well as the Netflix original series Orange is The New Black.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Daniel Springer, BFA Illustration ’84

Daniel is the current Visual Arts Department Chair at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School on Cape Cod.  Daniel’s painting, called “St. Pete”, was recently accepted into a juried show presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

Fernando Rubio, MA Psychology ’92

  Fernando works as the director of Reform Education in the Classroom Project at Juarez & Associates, Inc.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Amy Bessone, BFA Fine Arts ’93

Amy’s work will be included in the exhibition "Body Language" at the Saatchi Gallery in London from November 2013 to March 2014.

Joseph A. Gioia, MS Human Resources Management ’03

Joseph received his Doctor of Psychology from the University of the Rockies School of Organizational Leadership Earlier this year.  He was also inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society.

Justin Cochrane Maiman, BA Liberal Arts ’06

Justin was named Executive Producer of Video at Business Insider in New York City.


Rebecca Zilenziger, BFA Photography ’89

Rebecca  recently exhibited work with a collective called Interpretando el Retrato de Hoy.  The exhibition took place at Galeria Obra, located in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Andrew Repasky McElhinney, BA Liberal Arts ’01

Andrew recently published Second Takes: Remaking Film, Remaking America, a scholarly book about 20th century cinema.


Bonnie Gloris, BFA Illustration ’06

Bonnie had a solo exhibition, “Masquerading”, on view during the month of November 2013 at Artisan, a gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Anna Zastrow, BS Liberal Arts ’08

Anna recently joined Bond Street Theatre as Communications Director.  She also works with BST as artist-educator on international humanitarian arts projects in countries such as Afghanistan, Myanmar, and Haiti.  She will travel with American Voices to Sudan in November.

Sheila MacDonald, MA Psychology '90

Sheila has released her second contemporary folk music album, called "Half Light."

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Spiros Protopsaltis, MS Nonprofit Management ’01

Spiros was appointed senior policy advisor for the U.S. Department of Education.  Previously, Spiros was senior higher education policy advisor to the Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.


Vesper Stamper, BFA Illustration ’98

Vesper was voted the People's Choice Finalist in licensing agent Lilla Rogers' Global Talent Search. She placed in the top six of 1500 international entries.

Youngha Park, BFA Communication Design ’04

Youngha was recently awarded a Red Dot Award in  Communication Design  for his work for SeaAra, a yacht company.

Joan Kane, MFA Directing ’10

Joan will direct MORE, a play by Maria Tryti Vennerød, as part of the event Norway Plays: Drama Beyond Ibsen at the Theater for The New City.  Joan was also name one of the independent theatre People of the Year by 

Monday, October 07, 2013

Madyha Farooqui, AAS Fashion Design ’99

Madyha’s eponymous jewelry line was named Elite Traveler's Young Jewelry Line to Watch.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Elba Sette-Camara, Acting ’04

Elba will appear in The Family, a film directed by Luc Besson and starring Robert Deniro and Michelle Pfieffer.

Stacie Greenwell, Acting ’04

Stacie will appear on an episode of Modern Family on Wednesday, October 2 at 9/8pm on ABC.


Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Jennifer Dopazo, MFA Design and Technology ’09

Jennifer was recently awarded an American Graphic Design Award for her work on the book cover design of The Blue Hours by Lillian Ann Slugocki.  Jennifer also runs Candelita, a company that specializes in web design and brand strategy.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Charlie Rubin, MFA Photography '13

Charlie will be featured in Foam Magazine's upcoming Talent issue.  His work will also be shown at the 2013 Parson Reunion Alumni Exhibition.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Susan Barry Cadoff, MA Media Studies ’12

Susan’s short film, AUTUMN, will screen at the Big Apple Film Festival in New York City in November 2013.  The film began as a student project during Susan’s time at The New School.

Clea Chang, BA Liberal Arts ’07

Clea leads marketing and production initiatives for Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates, a national NPR and PBS show. She was recently awarded a "Best Public Affairs Program" Silver Award in Radio by New York Festivals, and her work was recognized with two 2013 Telly Awards in TV/Political/Commentary categories.

Marianne Bellotti, MS Non Profit Management ’10

Marianne founded Exversion, a platform for data distribution that helps nonprofits maximize their impact by increasing collaboration and transparency. 

Alice Eve Cohen, Creative Writing ’99

Alice’s new book, The Year My Mother Came Back, will be published by Algonquin Books.  Her first memoir, What I Thought I Knew, won the Elle Literary Grand Prize for Nonfiction.

Margot Berwin, Creative Writing ’05

 Margot has had two novels published by Pantheon since graduating from The New School.  Her first novel, Hothouse Flower and The Nine Plants of Desire, was translated into 20 languages and optioned by SONY Pictures.  Her second novel, Scent of Darkness, came out in 2013.

Derek Spaldo, BA The Arts ’11

Derek has been working in theater professionally since graduating from Lang, and his show Playground will be performed at Dixon Place on 9/23/13.  Playground is an experimental play, exploring the themes of violence and abuse lurking beneath the surface of a working class neighborhood. Derek received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts to develop the piece.

Sonia Gutierrez, MFA Design and Technology ’02

 Sonia will give a presentation on the state of the creative economy at the Arkansas Arts Council Art Links Conference, which will be held in North Little Rock, Arkansas on 10/7/2013.

Paul Dawson, Ph.D. Psychology ’81

 Paul has written a total of fifteen books.  Titles include BPD Recovery: Borderline Personality Disorder Recovery, Masks of Predators, and many more.

Marion Leeds Carroll, UDPL Performance ’86

Marion has organized and will perform at the 11th Annual Music to Cure MS concert in Arlington, MA.  The concert will benefit the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, a nonprofit dedicated to curing MS by determining its causes.

Angelina Gadeliya, PDPL Performance ’05

Angelina will soon release her debut album for Labor Records.  The album will feature piano compositions by Alfred Schnittke, Mozart, Shostakovich, Scriabin, and Webern.  


Bruce Stasyna, Performance ’93

Bruce was recently appointed Chorus Master of the New York City Opera, and opened ANNA NICOLE as part of Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival.

Paavo Carey, BM Performance ’84

Paavo is an Orchestra Director at KIPP Academy Middle School in the Bronx.   

Monday, September 16, 2013

Michael Silverman, Ph.D. Psychology ’01

Michael recently received a highly competitive  grant from the National Institutes of Health.  His work will focus on identifying the risk factors and to characterize child developmental and mental health outcomes associated with clinically significant postpartum mood change.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Jill Pratzon, BFA Illustration ’85

Jill, an art restorer, curated Entryway Gallery's exhibition "SMALL MONSTERS," opening on October 3rd, 2013 in New York City.

Mary Elise Chavez, BBA Strategic Design and Management ’08

 Mary Elise joined OysterLabs, a mobile development and marketing company.  She will lead mobile product design and strategy across the United States.

Sheryl Ruth Kolitsopoulos, BFA Fine Arts ’80

Sheryl Ruth will have a solo exhibition at Pleiades Gallery from October 1st through 26th, 2013.  The exhibition, “Works on Paper", is comprised of lithographs, drawings and watercolors.

Robert Siek, MFA Creative Writing ’99

Robert's first full-length collection of poetry, Purpose and Devil Piss, will be released on October 8, 2013.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Kent “Kip” Curtis, BA Liberal Arts ’88

Kent has published his first book, Gambling on Ore: The Nature of Metal Mining in the United States, 1860-1910 with the University Press of Colorado's Mining the American West series. The book explores an environmental history of metal mining through the middle of the nineteenth century, arguing that our relationship to nature through metals has come to define our larger social relationship to nature since 1900.  Kip is Founder and Executive Director of The Edible Peace Patch Project. 

Gina Myers, MFA Creative Writing ’05

 Gina's second book of poetry, Hold It Down, was recently published by Coconut Books.

Prateek Sachdev, BBA Strategic Design and Management ’08

Prateek started Mobikasa Inc, a mobile application and website development company, in 2010.


Luis Fleischman, Ph.D. Sociology ’95

Luis recently published a book called Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era: The Threat to U.S Security.

Amanda Good Hennessey, MFA Acting ’98

Amanda appeared in the film The Heat, starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.

Zachary Price, MFA Playwriting ’04

Zachary finished his PhD in Theater Studies at UC Santa Barbara and is now a Research Assistant at the Ralphe Bunche Center-UCLA.

Aidan O'Shea, MFA Acting ’09 Aidan

 Aidan joined the company of Broadway's Pippin.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Kim Edge-Ambler, Communication Design ’95

 Kim recently joined the Creative/Design team at (add)ventures, a digital brand communications firm based in Providence, Rhode Island.  Previously, Kim has worked at Brown University, The University of Texas at Austin, The New Yorker, and Travel and Leisure Magazine.

Youngha Park, BFA Communication Design ’04

  Youngha is a designer at Karim Rashid.  Recently, he created the award-winning logo and brand identity for Master Plan, a hip-hop production company based in Seoul, South Korea.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Emily Nobel Maxwell, BA Liberal Arts ’00

Emily was named Director of The Nature Conservancy in New York’s new Urban Conservation Program.  Previously, Emily worked as the Associate Director for the Northeast Region and Diversity and Inclusion for the National Wildlife Federation. 

Derek Lam, BFA Fashion Design ’90

Derek recently created a wine called Poetry by Derek Lam.  The wine, a 2010 cabernet sauvignon, will be released as a limited run of forty-seven cases.  Derek is also well known for his work as a fashion designer.

Kathleen Barone, BBA Strategic Design & Management

  Kathleen was named to the Michigan State Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science.  Kathleen is also the president and owner of both Dutcher Funeral Home and Dutcher-Kolcz Funeral Home.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Jennifer H. Fortin, MFA Creative Writing ’08

  Jennifer has just published her second full-length book of poems, We Lack in Equipment & Control, out on H_NGM_N Books.  Her fourth chapbook, called Give or Take, was also recently published by Greying Ghost Press. 

Jolanta Agnieszka Bielat, BA Liberal Arts ’00 and BFA Photography ’00

Jolanta, who was recently married, works as a freelance photographer and photo editor at GQ. 

Charlie Tontar, MA Economics ’75

Charlie is running for City Council in Newburyport, Massachusetts. 

Jason Odell Williams, MFA Acting '01

Jason was for nominated an Emmy Award in the Best Informational Series category.  He works as a writer and producer on the National Geographic Channel's show Brain Games.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Amanda Miller, MFA Creative Writing ’09

 Amanda wrote and performs “One Breath, Then Another: An Interactive Yoga Show” as part of the August 2013 Dream Up Festival at the Theater for a New City.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Veronica O’Connor, MA International Affairs ’04

 Veronica is Officer of Communications at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC. 

Rochelle Melton, BA Liberal Arts ’12

Rochelle was recently promoted to Executive Vice President, Associate Creative Director at Havas Life NY. She was also honored with a Healthcare Business Women’s 2013 Rising Star award in May 2013.

Allan Boyer, MA Psychology ’82

Allan was named chief operating officers of SERV Centers, which is part of SERV Behavioral Health System Inc.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Kirsten Scott, MM Voice ’13

Kirsten will sing the role of Nicklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College on July 11, 2013. 

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