Grad Decade: 1980s

Suzanne Edison ’82, ’76

Suzanne Edison ’82, ’76 (Antioch University Seattle, MA, and Antioch Yellow Springs & Baltimore, BA in Psychology and Dance) was appointed to the position of Mental Health Coordinator at the Cure JM Foundation. Her responsibilities will include oversight of Cure JM’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellness program. The goals of this new Cure JM program are to assist and provide support and resources to pediatric rheumatology departments across the country to expand mental health counseling and awareness to patients and families. “Many children and adolescents with juvenile myositis not only struggle with the physical aspects of the disease, but with

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Winona LaDuke ‘89

Winona LaDuke ‘89 (Midwest, MA) is an author, activist, environmentalist, and a Harvard and Antioch University alumna. LaDuke, the Green Party vice-presidential candidate in the 1996 and 2000 elections, shared her revolutionary economic strategies called the “new green revolution” at the virtual Earth Day Symposium event hosted by Fullerton College’s Ethnic Studies Department. The proposal varied from electric railway systems to creating innovative ways to replace modern plastic items with plant-based through a plant called hemp. She created her own farm called Hemp & Heritage Farm where she started growing hemp to revolutionize the fiber industry. With hemp’s biodegradable characteristics, this

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Ellen Smith ‘87

Ellen Smith ‘87 (New England, MA) joined the Brattleboro Area Hospice as part-time Development Director. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of fund development including her time as the vice president for institutional advancement at Landmark College. During her time there she helped lead two major campaigns while consistently increasing Annual Fund support. Smith also led development and marketing while at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital where she successfully completed two capital campaigns and exceeded the hospital’s Annual Fund goals. Prior to her success in fund development, Smith was an adjunct faculty member at the School for International

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Michael Simpson ‘86

Michael Simpson ‘86 (Antioch University New England, MS) wrote “My Turn: Public works – an opportunity for bipartisanship” for the Concord Monitor, “An opportunity for bipartisanship in public works” for the Union Leader, and “Column: President Biden should go big on infrastructure” for Valley News.

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Barbara Skelly ’87

Barbara Skelly ’87 (Seattle, MA) published Treasure Houses, Stories of Precious Gems and Diamonds in the Rough (2018), detailing her life as an artist, art therapist, and licensed mental health counselor. One of her paintings was awarded a grant by the Ryan Lich Sang Bipolar Foundation and exhibited in Insights II, An Art Exhibition of Creativity, and the Bipolar Brain at the Zollar/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago in 2018. It will be included in the foundation’s permanent collection.

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Claudia Dery ’89

Claudia Dery ’89 (New England, MS) was named Educator of the Year by the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, NH.

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Carolyn V. Hamilton ’86

Carolyn V. Hamilton ’86 (Seattle, BA) published Help! I Married a Comedian (2020) about her marriage to legendary stand-up comedian, Cork Proctor.

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Sheila Conroy ’86

Sheila Conroy ’86 (New England, MA) was contracted by the Diocese of Burlington, VT as a Victim’s Assistance Coordinator for survivors of child abuse by priests and other personnel.

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Janet Lucy ’84

Janet Lucy ’84 (Santa Barbara, MA) published Mermaid Dreams (2019), a children’s book that centers around Maya, a little girl who desires to become a mermaid.

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Ron Salisbury ’83

Ron Salisbury ’83 (Antioch College, BA) was appointed the City of San Diego’s first Poet Laureate. He will be an ambassador for poetry, spoken word, and literary arts, producing engaging original works inspired by and in response to San Diego.

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Glenn Kaufman ’80

Glenn Kaufman ’80 (New England, MEd) is a volunteer for Target Rock Preserve on Long Island and facilitated a cleanup day with Target Department Store employees from all over Long Island.

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Winona LaDuke ’89

Winona LaDuke ’89 (Midwest, MA) delivered a seminar and lecture as a University of Montana President’s Lecture Series guest, “Be the Ancestor Your Descendants Would Be Proud Of,” the annual Brennan Guth Memorial Lecture in Environmental Philosophy. She also presented, “The Next Energy Economy: Grassroots Strategies to Mitigate Global Climate Change and How We Move Ahead,” at the UWM College of Letters at the annual Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities, which explored some of the solar, wind and localized food production projects taking place on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota. LaDuke is an internationally renowned environmentalist, economist

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