Alumni Engagement & Success Archive

The value of a liberal arts education is seen most clearly in the outcome: our alumni. While a relatively small percentage of all college graduates come from Annapolis group schools, our graduates are disproportionably represented in the fields of politics, public service, business, education, medicine and science, literature and entertainment, technology and journalism.

Through the broad-based liberal arts education they receive, our graduates are prepared not just for today’s world but for the ever-accelerating change constantly reshaping the world in which we live. They are leaders and active members of their communities, thinkers and doers, creators and innovators. And they are successful by any definition of the word.


Video: Team IMPACT Recruit Makes a Difference for Bowdoin Men’s B-Ball Team

The men’s basketball team is one of many teams at Bowdoin that has worked with the nonprofit Team IMPACT to recruit a young player with life-threatening illnesses. The basketball team’s newest member, Caleb Merrill, a basketball fan, helps motivate the team and gives them inspiration.

Originally posted: March 18, 2013

Keystones: Moira Moser ’60

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) evidently reveres Moira Moser ‘60’s work – they’ve just honored her with a fellowship designation for her contributions to architecture and society. The founder of M Moser Associates, a global interior architecture firm headquartered in Hong Kong and operating in seventeen different locations around the world, this is the third time Moser has been recognized by the organization.

Originally posted: March 15, 2013

Grotzinger ’79 Finds Mars ‘Habitable’

Hobart alum John Grotzinger ’79, the mission leader and project scientist in charge of the Mars Science Laboratory, was quoted in media reports throughout the world in the past 24 hours, as he announced Curiosity has found evidence of a habitable environment that could have supported life.

Originally posted: March 13, 2013

Visual Arts Professor Receives Fulbright Grant

Striving to take her artistic vision to international heights, Rachelle Beaudoin ’04, lecturer of visual arts at the College, has recently received a Fulbright Grant to be an artist-in-residence at the quartier21, a center for contemporary art in Vienna, Austria.

Originally posted: March 7, 2013

Alumna honored as Lewis & Clark’s first Luce scholar

Megan Mills-Novoa B.A. ’09 has been named a Luce scholar—the first Lewis & Clark student or graduate to receive the honor.

Originally posted: March 4, 2013

Joshua Fuchs ’11 Tells Students How To Get Started in Undergraduate Research

Rhodes alumnus Joshua Fuchs has published “Getting Started in Undergraduate Research” in Astrobites, a daily astrophysical literature journal that summarizes astronomy articles at a level understandable by undergraduate physics students.

Originally posted: February 27, 2013

Alumnus launches business to help athletes with autism

Assistant football coach Ryan Lockard B.A. ’07 is using his Lewis & Clark degree to run his own business, providing personal training to individuals with special needs.

Originally posted: February 26, 2013

Nix Fine ’91 Wins Oscar

It was a dream come true. For filmmakers Andrea Nix Fine ’91 and Sean Fine, perhaps. For Professor of English Phyllis Mannocchi, definitely. “My dream has been that, before I died, I’d see a kid from my class win an Oscar,” said Mannocchi, who taught Andrea Nix in a documentary filmmaking class Nix’s senior year

Originally posted: February 25, 2013

InsideHigherEd Retells 1988 Sociology 101 Story

An article in InsideHigherEd about a Johns Hopkins University professor whose policy of scaling final exams according to the highest score led to three entire classes sitting out the final and getting As led to a follow-up story in the same publication about a successful Hamilton College exam boycott 25 years ago.

Originally posted: February 22, 2013

Are giant pandas worth saving? Yes, says Bexell ’91

NBC’s Rock Center interviews Sarah Bexell ’91, an American who has worked at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding for 13 years, about the costs of bringing an endangered species back from the brink.

Originally posted: February 21, 2013

Alumna Profile: Kristina Davis ’73

Therapy can come in many forms. Kristina Davis ’73 of Appleton, Wis., is a licensed clinical social worker. She has been providing counseling for families, couples and individuals for 27 years in the Fox Valley area.

Originally posted: February 21, 2013

Kinnard wins lifetime achievement award

Rupert Kinnard ’79 won the 2013 “Standing on the Shoulders” Lifetime Achievement award from the World Arts Foundation.

Originally posted: February 20, 2013

The Biology of Dance

Molecular biology and dance may not appear to have much in common – yet Sydney Freggiaro ’09 majored in both at Scripps College.

Originally posted: February 15, 2013

A Different Kind of Love Story

My first trip abroad—for Drew’s London Semester—happened on the dime of a woman who had never met me.

Originally posted: February 14, 2013

Elisa Villanueva Beard ’98 Named Co-CEO of Teach For America

Elisa Villanueva Beard, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed co-CEO of Teach For America. TFA is a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach and to effect change in under-resourced urban and rural public schools.

Originally posted: February 13, 2013