ALUMNI MAKING NEWS
Irwin Stoolmacher '69 is one of three co-authors of Mission Possible: How You Can Start and Operate a Soup Kitchen (Open Door Publications, 2011). Stoolmacher, a marketing and fundraising consultant who heads the Stoolmacher Consulting Group in Lawrence, N.J., and his co-authors draw on their 35 years of experience working with the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen in Trenton, N.J. The book can be downloaded at startasoupkitchen.org.
Phil Hartl '83, MA '85, a Merrill Lynch private wealth advisor, was recognized in September as one of America's Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors, as compiled by Registered Rep. magazine.
Irum Tahir '01, a chiropractor, spoke at a business summit at the White House in November. Her business, High Point Chiropractic Wellness in Syracuse, N.Y., was recognized by the Empact100 organization and Kauffman Foundation as one of the top 100 companies in the country (based on revenue) run by entrepreneurs age 30 or younger. Only 13 percent of the businesses are run by women.
Tak Hui '02, a math teacher in New York City, created a math games website called XP Math. The site xpmath.com is a free resource for remediation and enrichment for students, teachers and parents.
Vincent F.A. Golphin, PhD '05 published a book of poems, 10 Stories Down (FootHills Publishing, 2011). The poems were inspired by time he spent in Beijing. Golphin is an assistant professor of English at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Paul Fregene, PhD '06, a chemistry professor at Merced College in California, provided medical treatment for schistosomiasis (known as snail fever) to more than 2,000 people in 11 communities in the Borgu province of the Nigerian state of Niger in 2011. Fregene, who once suffered from the parasitic disease, founded a nonprofit called Grace Outreach Coalition to help fight tropical illnesses. Learn more at goc2015.org.