Linda Billings '74 is a research professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is a principal investigator for NASA’s astrobiology program. Last year, she was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and received a lifetime achievement award from Women in Aerospace.
Michael S. Shreck '80 is president of the 1,550-member Nassau County Dental Society. He is a periodontist who practices in New Hyde Park, N.Y. Shreck also teaches at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and three daughters Danielle, Samantha and Jessica, in Lido Beach, N.Y.
Mike Morone '82 created a nationwide event -- Give Your Stuff Away Day -- that will take place Saturday, May 15. The objective is to reduce waste by giving away working, yet unwanted, items to others. More information is available at giveyourstuffaway.com.
Jocelyn Nager '85, president of Frank, Frank, Goldstein & Nager PC, a certified WBE company, received the Dena Coye Women's Entrepreneurship Award for 2009, presented by the National Minority Business Council (NMBC). The award was presented at NMBC's 30th Annual Awards Luncheon, held last month at the New York Marriott Marquis. This is the introduction of the Dena Cove Outstanding Woman Entrepreneurship Award in memory of Dena Coye, founder of Dena Coye Productions, who died in 2007.
Jeremy Silberman '87, a member of the law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus in Bridgewater, N.J., was the speaker at the business dinner meeting of the Franchise Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association in March. He spoke about developments in constructive termination law and amendments to the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act.
Matt Krain '92, a professor of political science and international relations at The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, received the International Studies Association's (ISA) 2010 Deborah Gerner Innovative Teaching Award. ISA has more than 4,000 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field.