Alumni, Student, and Faculty News
Hanifa Abbasi ’18, Communication Studies, was promoted to social media manager for Rieker Inc, an inclinometer manufacturing company that provides technology to the US Military.
Michael James Boyle ’13, MS in Molecular and Cellular Biology, currently a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, recently authored “Organoid single-cell genomic atlas uncovers human-specific features of brain development” with other researchers. The article appears in the journal Nature.
Renee Caronia ’13, MS in Mental Health Counseling, began working with clients full-time at her private practice in Ramsey, New Jersey, in 2019.
Ralph M. Crystal ’70, Psychology, was selected by the National Council on Rehabilitation Education for the 2020 Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Education Award.
Robin DeMerell Provey ’97, Liberal Studies, is a lecturer at Western Connecticut State University and Naugatuck Community College, in Danbury, Connecticut and author of “The Seeds of #MeToo Planted under the Orange Tree in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath,” published in the spring 2020 issue of The Steinbeck Review.
Sena Garber ’71, Medical Technology, retired in February 2020 after careers as a medical technologist, research scientist, and clinical researcher.
Mary-Lynn Hearn ’19, Political Science, a community relations coordinator at Success Academy Charter Schools, recently delivered a statement to the United Nations General Assembly First Committee on behalf of the youth.
Patrick Hourihane ’15, MS in Forensic Science, was promoted to criminalist II at the New York Police Department.
As reported by Deadline: Jesse James Keitel ’15 (Fluidity) is set as a lead in ABC’s The Big Sky, a drama created and executive produced by David E. Kelley, and based on The Highway, the first book in C.J. Box’s Cassie Dewell novel series.
Ugochi Onyeukwu ’11, Political Science, was promoted to project director at the Riverside Church in New York City.
Maria Corazon (Cory) Reano ’12, MS in General Psychology, is director of student affairs at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she will also complete her doctor of education in May 2020.
As reported in Playbill: Jessica Schechter ‘19, MFA Directing, directed Nellie and the Women of Blackwell, starring Ashley Adelman ‘09, MFA Acting, and with sound and set design by Andrew Dunn ‘12, MFA Acting. It opened on January 30 at the Wildrence in New York City.
Jovan E. Watlington ’19, BFA Musical Theater, appeared in the Off-Broadway show Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston at the York Theatre, for which a cast recording has been released. (Credited as Jovan E’Sean.)
Christopher Yellen ’89, Literature and Communications, was named vice president for learning and development at Balfour Beatty Communities in Malvern, Pennsylvania, in November 2019.
Alison Zaccone ’04, English and Communications, recently accepted a new position as Manager of Advancement Communications for the FIT Foundation at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Pace Performing Arts student Lohanny Santos ’20 stars in episode 205 of Dead of Winter on Investigation Discovery.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Security Kimberly Collica-Cox published her article, "Prisoner Parenting: Parenting from a Federal Jail," in the Journal of Correctional Healthcare, and contributed to the column “ Innovations in Teaching” in Sage Publications: A Criminal Justice Newsletter and the Routledge Studies in Crime and Society book series (first edition) of “Mothering and Desistance in Reentry.”