Alumni Success Stories

Charlotte Reed ’86

February 24, 2015

Pet Expert Charlotte Reed ’86 Creates Enterprise by Talking to and for Animals

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By Margie Peterson Most people find jobs. Charlotte Reed ’86 invented a career as a pet trends entrepreneur. For the past two decades, she has dispensed advice about caring for dogs and cats on a host of national television shows, including The View, Steve Harvey, Today, and Fox & Friends. She has tracked pet trends […]

Amy Stolls '87

February 23, 2015

Amy Stolls ’87 Advances American Literature

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A former journalist and author of two novels, Amy Stolls ’87 has been named director of literature at the National Endowment for the Arts after working there for 16 years. She oversees the selection of 35 to 40 individuals annually who are awarded NEA fellowships of $25,000 each.

Marcia Bernicat '75

February 6, 2015

Marcia Bloom Bernicat ’75 Is New U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh

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Marcia Bloom Bernicat ’75 began her role as U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh on Wednesday when she presented her credentials to President Md Abdul Hamid. On Thursday, she met with Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque at the foreign ministry. “We have such a big and broad relation. I have a direct mandate to make it even […]

Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf (left) with Mike Newsome '75

January 12, 2015

John Fry ’82 Leads Pa. Gov.-Elect Wolf’s Transition; Mike Newsome ’75 and Robin Wiessmann ’75 on the Team

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When Pa. Gov.-elect Tom Wolf takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, he’ll be ready to roll up his sleeves and get down to business thanks in part to the work of John Fry ’82, Mike Newsome ’75, and Robin Wiessmann ’75. UPDATE: Wiessmann named secretary of Banking and Security Jan. 13. She served […]

Adria Lazur Kinnier '97

October 28, 2014

Adria Lazur Kinnier ’97 Is in Business to Nourish Babies

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By Carrie Havranek From her former career in the pharmaceutical industry, Adria Lazur Kinnier ’97 knows her way around labs. These days, her laboratory is a commercial kitchen where she creates a line of foods for a very special clientele. Baby SLOP, the company she launched last year, stands for seasonal, local, organic puree. Kinnier […]

Kartik Chandran '95

October 22, 2014

Leading Ebola Researcher Kartik Chandran ’95 Provides Expert Commentary

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The team of researchers led by Kartik Chandran ’95, which managed to break open Ebola’s previously elusive mechanism for entering a cell, is continuing to work on antibody therapeutics for the virus. Chandran, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, hopes to develop an anti-Ebola therapeutic within five to six years. Since […]

George Armah '08

October 10, 2014

George Armah ’08 Helps Build Microsoft’s Consumer Cloud

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By Carrie Havranek As a software engineer with Microsoft, George Armah ’08 collaborated on building OneDrive synchronization technology, a part of the company’s file hosting service that offers cloud storage and collaborative space for consumers. DropBox, Google Drive, and Apple’s iCloud are competitive offerings of a similar kind. Armah writes code to verify expected functionality […]

Michael Senackerib '87

September 30, 2014

M’m M’m Good

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Michael Senackerib ’87 leads marketing for Campbell Soup Company’s iconic brands. By Margie Peterson “Everybody I meet loves to tell me how enjoying a bowl of tomato soup reminds them of their childhood. Or, how eating Goldfish crackers with their children creates a really special moment.” These stories are music to the ears of Michael […]

Steven Hyman '62

September 10, 2014

Lawyer Steven Hyman ’62 Argued Before Supreme Court

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The highlight of Steven Hyman’s career came when he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 18, 1984, representing Benjamin Quarles in New York v. Quarles. The court’s decision in the case established that a public safety exception exists to the requirement that Miranda warnings be given before a suspect’s answers can be admitted into evidence.

Kirk and Lauren Kjeldsen '95

August 20, 2014

California, Virginia, Shanghai: Now Germany Bound

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Kirk ’95 and Lauren Schulte Kjeldsen ’95 are citizens of the world. By Matt Sinclair ’90 In their 10 years together, Kirk ’95 and Lauren Schulte Kjeldsen ’95 have embraced life working around the globe. They currently reside in the former French Concession district in Shanghai. Even so, Kirk, who is a novelist, screenwriter, and professor […]