Grad Decade: 1980s

Claudia J. Ford ’86, ‘15

Dr. Claudia J. Ford ’86, ‘15 (Antioch College, MA and Antioch New England, PhD in Environmental Studies) has been awarded an innovative fellowship through the Panel on Planetary Thinking at Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany. This summer, she will travel to Germany to complete her fellowship. Fellows of the Planetary Scholars and Artists in Residence Program receive the unique opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary dialogues while exploring how academia and the arts grapple with the manifold relations between societies and the planet. Read the full announcement here. 

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Dr. Claudia J. Ford ’86, ‘15

Dr. Claudia J. Ford ’86, ‘15 (San Francisco, MA; New England, PhD) has been awarded an innovative fellowship through the Panel on Planetary Thinking at Justus-Liebig-Universität in Giessen, Germany. The four-year program aims to stimulate transdisciplinary dialogues between the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the arts. Ford was chosen from among hundreds of applicants from around the world to take part in the unique program. She will travel to Germany to complete her fellowship this summer. Read the full article here. 

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Catherine Auman ‘84

Catherine Auman ‘84 (Antioch Seattle, Psychology) published “Guide to Spiritual L.A.: The Irreverent, the Awake, and the True.” A four-time author, Auman reveals a surprisingly rich and wide-ranging spiritual history that goes far beyond the stereotypical “new age” image evoked when most people think about the City of Angels. Auman’s book is peppered with city trips as well as Day Trips: tours of the various sites of spiritual significance located across L. A. and even as far as the Desert, Santa Barbara, Ojai and the Southland. The book was a Nautilus Award winner and a National Indie Excellence Award winner

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David M. Kolb ’87

David M. Kolb ’87 (Antioch Los Angeles, MA in Clinical Psychology) has transitioned from counseling to corporate training of management and communication skills. He also published his book, Leading from the InsideOUT, where he identified seven capacities necessary to effectively lead. His book is a guide for developing authentic leadership. “In my work and in writing this book, I identified the seven capacities necessary to effectively lead,” said Kolb. “I used my personal experience, professional education, and clinical experience to identify the internal elements that are required to effectively lead others. I am most appreciative to my professors at Antioch

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Julia Blumenreich ‘80

Julia Blumenreich ‘80 (Antioch College, BFA) explores grief and loss in her newly published collection of poetry, The What of Underfoot. This latest collection, published by Finishing Line Press, is her fourth book, with much of the content written over the course of two and a half years and workshopped in the weekly Osage Poets’ Workshop. Also a fourth-grade teacher with Germantown Academy, she creates a safe environment for students to learn about poetry and create original work of their own. Read the full story here. 

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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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