Mark Kross '77 had his jazz cantata Pirke Avot: Sayings of the Fathers performed by the Greater Columbus (Ohio) Community Orchestra, under the direction of Olev Viro '77. On his way to Boston, Mark stopped in Binghamton to sit in at a jam session run by former Harpur Jazz Ensemble director Al Hamme, see former music theory professor Alice Mitchell, and have spiedies at Sharkey’s. Mark’s recordings are available at iTunes, Rhapsody and at markkross.com.
Kelli Valade '91 is chief operating officer for Chili’s Grill & Bar and On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, overseeing the operations for more than 1,400 restaurants nationwide.
Jeana DelRosso '92 is interim dean of arts and sciences at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, where she is an associate professor of English and women’s studies. She lives in Ellicott City, Md., with her husband, David Freeman '90, and their children Sofia (6 years old) and Jamie (2).
Mitchell R. Edwards '95 is a partner in the litigation law group of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP in Providence, R.I. Providence Business News named Edwards one of Rhode Island’s 40 Under Forty, for his efforts in advocacy and mentoring of young people in the Providence community.
Kim Bissell, MA ’96 is Southern Progress Corporation Endowed Professor in Magazine Journalism at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She received the 2009 Krieghbaum Under-40 Award, given by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for outstanding early career accomplishments.
Jordan S. Linn '96 was appointed to the advisory board of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, N.Y. He is an associate in the trusts and estates department of the law firm Farrell Fritz PC.