alumni NEWS

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Change Agent

A corporate branding and communications expert with a background in economic development and an ear for poetry, Tamsin Smith ’84 loves a creative challenge

Calling the Shots

The way-cool job of Yankees scoreboard director Greg Colello ’03

The Elements of Style

Kim France ’83 introduces herself this way online: “I’ve been around for a while. I’ve learned a few things, and have failed, sometimes quite spectacularly, to learn others.”

Inspiring Words

Twenty years ago, author Madeleine Blais (P’00, ’04) was looking for a way to use her skills to help her sons’ school.

Man of Letters

What does it take to head up a powerhouse of academic publishing? For Mahinder Kingra ’85, editor-in-chief of Cornell University Press, a deep love of ideas, an embrace of technology, and the ability to read really, really fast.

Designing Minds: Clifford Selbert '71

Selbert heads Selbert Perkins Design, an international multidisciplinary design firm with offices in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, and Shanghai.

Designing Minds: Mark deShong '69

deShong spent 40 years designing high-profile buildings and facilities for the country’s top colleges and universities.

Designing Minds: Robert Tullis '73

Over his 30-year career, Tullis has designed residential, office, retail, entertainment, educational, medical research, civic, institutional, and mixed-use projects.

Designing Minds: Tony Spagnola '72

Spagnola specializes in architectural signage, exhibits, and other forms of graphic design, from corporate identity to print work.

Helping Save the Cranes

Hall Healy '60 is emeritus chairman of the International Crane Foundation, who protect the family of majestic migratory birds.

Engaging Kids Through Music

Amber Hamilton '94 and the Memphis Music Initiative bring music to underserved classrooms.

Helping Prevent Lyme Disease

Heather Carlton Hearst '90 founded Project Lyme, a nonprofit advocacy group that educates the public about tick-borne diseases.

And the Winner Is…

Emmy winner Ann Dowd ’74 traces her love of acting to her days at Williston 

Growing Food for the Hungry

Joe Rigali '70 is board president of Gaining Ground, who provide produce to organizations from Boston to Lowell.

Helping a Child's Life

John Reinisch ’62 treats children from around the world at Cedars-Sinai Medical Group in Los Angeles.

The Scoop On The Willistonian

A $250,000 gift from a Northampton School for Girls alumna lets The Willistonian continue its run as the country’s oldest high school newspaper 

Pottery as Politics

Natania Hume is interested in the hidden ways that mass produced items influence people around the globe.

In Their Own Words

At his induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame, teacher and coach David Felsen ’62 recounts how Williston shaped him and nurtured his love of sports

Twitter Feeder

Amelia Ekus ’07 serves up gourmet meals to New York City’s Twitter workforce

Remixing Music, Shining a Light

Through multicultural dance parties and remixes, Sara Skolnick ’04 celebrates musicians from around the globe, building community in the process

A Place Off The Map

For the past 20 years, Jonathan Leidich ’92 has run an environmental tour company in one of the planet’s most remote regions, Chile’s Northern Patagonian Ice Fields

Catching Up With Brad Hall '75

Actor, writer, director (and 2015 Commencement speaker) Brad Hall was in Massachusetts this summer, starring in The Gloucester Stage Company’s production of Lucy Prebble’s The Effect, about two people who fall in love during a drug trial and don’t know if their feelings are real or chemically induced. We caught up with him afterward.

The Café Life

Creative local food and drink draw fans to the California café launched

Making His Run

After falling short in his bid for mayor of Durham, North Carolina, 
musician and activist Pierce Freelon ’02 looks to the future

Making Art Just Happen

Molly Lieberman '06 craeted Loop it Up Savannah, a citywide institution that provides arts and crafts instruction to children.

Alumni Award: Mickey Meyer '03

Michael “Mickey” Meyer ’03 received the Alumni Trailblazer Award in a ceremony in the Phillips Stevens Chapel on May 14, 2016.

Alumni Award: John Booth '83

John Booth ’83 received the Founders’ Award during a Reunion award ceremony in the Phillips Stevens Chapel on May 14, 2016.

Alumni Award: Tim Murphy '96

Timothy Murphy ’96 received the Daniel and Jane Carpenter Award during an award ceremony in the Phillips Stevens Chapel on May 14, 2016.