Alumni, Student, and Faculty News
Amanda Aguilar ’13, English, hosted the 2019 National Posse Alumni Leadership Conference at the New York Academy of Medicine with keynote speaker, former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
As mentioned in Playbill: Jonah Camiel ’19 and David Shocket ’16, both BFA, Production and Design for Stage and Screen, worked on Heidi Schreck's Tony Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist What the Constitution Means to Me, performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Camiel worked on programming and Shocket was an associate lighting designer.
Cindy Chu ’16, MFA Acting, won the Australian Pitch Royale competition for her script, 69 BAYARD, with featured judges, director Baz Luhrman (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge) and producer Jason Blum (Get Out, Paranormal Activity).In addition, Chu’s comedy series QUEENS won the 2019 Best TV Pilot Comedy at the Omni Cultural TV Festival.
Taylor M. Collins ’12, BFA Musical Theater, joined the tour of Miss Saigon.
As mentioned in the Rochester Business Journal: Flor Colon ’85, Political Science, was appointed to the ESL Federal Credit Union board of directors, headquartered in Rochester, New York.
Allie Granger ’19, Environmental Studies and Science, was offered a position as a policy associate for the Farm Animal Program at the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington, DC.
As mentioned in The Examiner: Colleen Griffin Wagner ’16,’20, MS Mental Health Counseling/PhD Mental Health Counseling, has launched PvilleCares, a biweekly, drop-in support group in Pleasantville to help families deal with their youngsters’ substance abuse, addiction and mental illness issues.
As reported in Broadway World: Jeff Heimbrock ’16, Musical Theater, joined the ensemble of Wicked on Broadway.
As reported in Variety: The 23rd annual Urbanworld Film Festival featured the world premiere of Release, a feature film directed by Adel Morales ’95.
As reported in the Morristown Daily Record: Andrea Padelsky ’05, ’06, BA in Applied Psychology and Human Relations and MS in Counseling Psychology, and adjunct faculty in the Seidenberg School of CSIS, joined Madison High School, NJ as their first female athletic director.
Sophia Perricone ’19, Communication Studies, accepted a job as a multimedia journalist at NBC 24 in Toledo, Ohio.
Pedro Rivera ’12, Communications, has been named a morning anchor for Fox 40 News in Sacramento, California.
As reported by Deadline: Rafael Silva ’19, BFA Acting for Film, Television, Voice-overs and Commercials, will star in 911: Lone Star on Fox, a show created and executive-produced by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear.
Gabriela Urbina ’14, Fine Arts, is a freelance photographer who recently photographed the marketing campaign of the sold-out Reebok x Chromat Sole Fury shoe.
Jeanette Yoffe ’93, Fine Arts, published the play, What's Your Name, Who's Your Daddy?, about growing up in foster care in New York. In addition, Yoffee owns the Los Angeles-based Celia Center Inc., a nonprofit community organization dedicated to meeting the critical needs of foster care and adoptive families, which was honored with a Certificate of Recognition by Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Assistant Professor of English Sarah Blackwood recently celebrated the launch of her new series Avidly Readsat a reading at Shakespeare & Co.
Associate Professor of Biology Zafir Buraei has published the paper, “The molecular determinants of R-roscovitine block of hERG channels” in PLOS ONE.
Assistant Director of Instructional Technology Rich Miller ’09 and Assistant Dean of Advising Heather Calchera ’04 had an article published by the National Academic Advising Association about their efforts to leverage technology and its impact on advising.
Associate Professor Jane Collins, English, and Assistant Professor Kate Fink, Media, Communications, and Visual Arts, have been appointed Faculty in Residence by the Office of Residential Life and Housing.
Lecturer of Art Jane Dickson wrote a piece for Duke University’s Cultural Politics Journal about her work depicting casino culture in the United States.
As mentioned in The Chronicle of Higher Education: Susan Eileen Dinan, former history professor and dean of the Pforzheimer Honors College, has been named dean of the Honors College at Adelphi University.
Professor of Psychology Terence Hines wrote an opinion piece on tactics to prevent plagiarism forThe New York Times.
Adjunct Professor of Publishing Paul Levitz was inducted into The Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame at the Comic-Con International exhibition in San Diego, California.
Associate Professor of History Durahn Taylor gave a talk for C-SPAN's Lectures in History series.
Professor of History, Assistant Chair of the Economics, History, and Political Science Department, and University Historian Marilyn Weigold had her book, Silent Builder: Emily Warren Roebling and the Brooklyn Bridge, chosen by the New York State Power Authority's book club as its autumn selection. She also provided a presentation for book club participants on September 27, which was broadcast to NYS Power Authority offices across the state.
As part of the Pace Proud Tour, Clinical Assistant Professor of Economics Todd Yarbrough gave a talk at the Brooklyn Historical Society recently, entitled “In and About Brooklyn: The History of our Public Transportation.”
Sophia Hall ’19, Commercial Dance, performed in the Dancers for Good 2019 benefit.