Grad Decade: 1980s

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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Donna Hastings ’86

Donna Hastings ’86 (New England, PsyD) was promoted to Mental Health Chief for the American Red Cross New Hampshire/Vermont Region. She has been a Red Cross disaster mental health volunteer since 1992 when she responded to the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in Florida. She also spent six weeks in Puerto Rico as individual disaster care lead, responsible for mental health, spiritual care, health services, and the individual condolence care teams. Dr. Hastings was one of the first to receive a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.

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Claudia Ford ’86, ’15

Claudia Ford ’86, ’15 (San Francisco, MA; New England, PhD) was awarded the 2018 John R. Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching at Rhode Island School of Design and the 2018 Environmental Excellence Alumna Award from AUNE.

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Anita Davis DeFoe ’86

Anita Davis DeFoe ’86 (Philadelphia, MA) joined Businessuite Media Group a Division of Blackslate Holdings Group Limited as its new Editorial Director for Businessuite Women. DeFoe is a global business and leadership development solutionist.

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Dale Franzen ’85

Dale Franzen ’85 (Los Angeles, BA) is producer for Anais Mitchell’s “Hadestown.” A 2018 New York Times article discussed a staging at the National Theater in London, before the show releases on Broadway in 2019.

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