Brett, SPA/BA '73, received Community
Work Services's Lifetime Achievement and Advocacy Award for Individuals with
Disabilities. Community Work Services was founded in Boston in 1877 to
address the roots of poverty through employment, education, and housing
Donald White, SPA/BS '76, relocated
from the Washington, DC, region and is now the facility safety officer at the
Virginia Public Safety Training Center in Hanover, Virginia.
Joan Cashin, CAS/BA '77,
professor of history at Ohio State University, has two books forthcoming in
2018: Objects of War: Material Culture in the Civil War Era, published
by the University of North Carolina Press, and War Stuff: The Struggle for
Human and Environmental Resources in the American Civil War, published by
Cambridge University Press.
Lawrence Husick, WCL/JD '83, has been
named a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia,
where he cochairs the Center for the Study of Terrorism and the Watchman
Center's Program on Teaching Innovation. He continues his practice of intellectual
property law with Lipton, Weinberger, and Husick.
Tod Breslau, CAS/BA '85, opened
Jupiter Next, a 70-room boutique hotel and event space in Portland, Oregon, in
January. He also purchased and developed the historic Hood River Hotel, a
century-old landmark in Oregon's Columbia Gorge.
Carole Wacey, CAS/BA '88, was
appointed CEO of the Women's City Club of New York, a multi-issue activist
organization dedicated to improving the lives of New Yorkers.
Brian Keane, SPA-SOC/BA '89,
president of SmartPower, a nonprofit clean energy organization, received a
$50,000 Frank Hatch Award for Enlightened Public Service from the Boston-based
John Merck Fund. The award is granted annually to an outstanding leader whose
work embodies creativity, dedication, and foresight.
Kris Schultz, SPA/BA '91, was
elected to serve as a state representative in the New Hampshire General Court
on July 18, 2017. He won more than 78 percent of the vote.
Nadia Hughes, SOC/BA '94, has been
promoted to senior photo editor at National Geographic Creative.
Hughes, SOC/BA '95, was named director of legacy, estate, and major
gifts at Capital Caring, the nation's oldest, continuously operating inpatient
hospice and the mid-Atlantic's largest nonprofit hospice organization. In addition,
Hughes has been the top overall fundraiser for the last seven years at
Compassion and Choices, the nation's oldest and largest "right to die" patient
Bizzell, SPA/BA '96, assistant general counsel and
director of political law and ethics programs for Altria, was named to the Financial
Times' 2017 OUTstanding list of top 100 LGBT executives. The list
recognizes senior executives who are helping to create more supportive
Haberman, SPA/BA '96, was elected to the council of the
borough of Norwood, New Jersey, in October 2017. The principal and owner of the
Law Offices of Paul S. Haberman LLC in Norwood, New Jersey, he has been named
to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for the past five years. He lives in
Norwood with his wife, Kim, and their two daughters.
Palermo, SPA/BA '98, who has served 10 years as a
federal prosecutor, was selected to serve as the 2017 senior litigation counsel
for the Tampa-based Criminal Division of the US Attorney's Office (MDFL). He
also serves as the reviewer for the Violent Crime and Narcotics Section. In
2017, he received a US Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation for his work
on the United States v. Polshyn trial team, recognition from the FBI for
demonstrated excellence in prosecuting a major criminal case, recognition from
the US Postal Service Office of the Inspector General for significant work in
health care fraud prosecutions, and recognition from NASA-OIG for outstanding
contributions to the mission of NASA's Inspector General. He also serves as the
co-den leader for his son's Cub Scouts troop.
Darren Smith, SPA/BA '00, closed a successful seed investment round to help expand his
company, Traipse, which developed a smartphone application for gamified city
exploration. The application is now active in several locations in the
Rebecca Keister, SOC/BA '01, published
her second book, Secret Providence: A Guide to the Weird,
Wonderful, and Obscure. Her first book, 100 Things to Do in
Providence Before You Die, was released in
Amelia Saletan, SOC/BA '07, married
Antonio de Andrade on October 28 in Washington, DC.
Wachtel, SOC/BA '08, cowrote the
screenplay— with David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmont, Spike Lee, and Jordan
Peele—for the motion picture thriller Black Klansman.
Noah Baron, CAS/SOC '09, appeared on the ABC show The Middle in 2017.
Kevin Carter, SPA/BA
'09, joined the US Digital Service, which delivers better
government services to the American people through technology and
(Petti) Hinchy, SOC/BA '10, was promoted to line producer at
CNBC. She serves as a regional Emmy judge for the New York chapter of the
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Presti, SPA-CAS/BA '13, and Cassandra Baker,
CAS/BS '13, were married on June 24, 2017, at
the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church. They began dating during
their senior year and now live in Alexandria, Virginia. Presti works on Capitol
Hill, and Baker is completing medical school at Georgetown University.
Kasha Horton, CAS/BA '15, works as production manager for Grown, a web series that
chronicles four friends in DC who are professionally and emotionally adrift as
they struggle with black womanhood.
Swiger, SIS/BA '15, SIS/MA '17,
presented a workshop, "The Peace, Justice, and Inclusion
Program: A Model for University and Community Engagement," at the NASPA Multicultural Institute in December 2017. Swinger's
presentation was based on American University's Peace, Justice,
and Inclusion Program, a partnership between the Center for Community
Engagement and Service and the School of International Service.