ALUMNI MAKING NEWS
Howard Hansen '72 earned the Harry Pinchot Award from the Prostate Cancer Research Institute in September for creating a network of prostate cancer patients who educate one another. Hansen lives in Essex Junction, Vt.
Judith Kornberg '75 was appointed dean of the School of Professional Studies at Berkeley College in Paramus, N.J. In this role, she will maintain academic standards, oversee faculty hiring and work with other deans to support the Berkeley College mission. Kornberg most recently served as dean of continuing and professional studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. She previously served as dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Ronald E. Butchart, PhD '76, wrote Schooling the Freed People: Teaching, Learning, and the Struggle for Black Freedom 1861–1876 (University of North Carolina Press, 2010). Butchart is professor of history and education and affiliate faculty in the Institute for African-American Studies at the University of Georgia. He is a leading authority on the history of African-American education.
Michael Gold '79, author of Horror House Detective (Silverthought Press), published an essay on global warming in Thoreau's Legacy -- American Stories about Global Warming (Penguin Classics), with a foreword by Barbara Kingsolver. The book is a project of the Union of Concerned Scientists as part of a drive to combat climate change.
Lisa Marton '89 is featured in the book Previvors: Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life-Changing Decisions (Avery Trade, 2010). The book, launched during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, includes the true stories of five young friends, as well as interviews with about 70 top breast cancer experts. In Previvors, health writer Dina Roth Port addresses the universal questions of women everywhere who have watched family members suffer from the disease and wondered, "Am I next?" Find out more about this book.
Dean Rader, MA '91, PhD '95, published the collection of poems Works & Days (Truman State University Press), which won the prestigious T. S. Eliot Poetry
Prize for 2010. Rader's debut collection of poetry undertakes
provocative questions about identity in original, ambitious and playful
ways. Rader says his poems map the terrains of high and popular culture
with serious meditation and wry humor. Find out more at his website.
Elgin Polo '94, partner in the litigation support department at nationally-recognized public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLP was elected president of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Miami-Downtown Chapter. Polo is an active member of many professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, the FICPA and the FICPA Business Valuation and Forensic & Litigation Services Section.
Dennis Compton Canterbury, MA '99, PhD '00, published European Bloc Imperialism (Brill, 2010), the reinvigorated debate on imperialism in the last two decades focusing on the means by which Euro-American capital is currently spread around the globe and the different ways it pillages the wealth of the developing countries.
Gregory Vrecenak '03 and his brother, Jeff Vrecenak ’05, launched a website baseballsantaclaus.com, which gives tickets to Yankees baseball games free of charge, so people can enjoy the same experiences they have over the years. By holding essay contests with Yankees tickets as prizes, the brothers aim to provide a great experience to those in need, while inspiring people to become better writers.