Grad Decade: 2000s

Dréa Lewis ’07

Dréa Lewis (Antioch University Midwest, MA in Performing Arts) was honored to receive a directing award from The John F. Kennedy Center for her artistic leadership on “Tilikum” (produced in partnership with the University of Central Missouri). At the virtual awards ceremony that was held May 22, 2021, the production also received awards for Innovative Use of Technology; Overall Production; Special Achievement in Ensemble Collaboration – Performance and Production; Special Achievement in Performance by a Lead Actor, and The Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award for promoting long-term societal impact through an artistic lens, to encourage empathetic exploration of the complex

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Marian Blue ‘08

Marian Blue ’08 (Antioch University Seattle, Communications) recently had her book Sailing off the Hook published by Cyberwit Publishing. This collection of twenty short stories involves characters who abandon traditional methods of making decisions, developing relationships, enjoying life, and discovering the magic in life. “These short stories, not about sailing, cover decades of writing that has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies,” says Blue. “Most reflect my continued interest in magic realism and fantasy.” Blue’s award-winning writing (journalism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) has appeared internationally for 45 years. She’s published in newspapers, magazines, and books/anthologies (including her own

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Nia Keith ’09

Nia Keith ’09 (New England, MS) presented “Climate Justice, What Does it Mean and What Can You Do?” on via Zoom in her role as the Statewide Climate Change Education Manager at Mass Audubon in partnership with the Chelmsford Climate Action Team. Keith previously served as the Director of Professional Development at the Museum of Science in Boston and has facilitated workshops and webinars around the world on topics such as STEM education, DEI, and environmental justice.

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Carrie Stone ‘09

Carrie Stone ‘09 (Antioch University New England, MA) has been promoted to Director of Clinical Operations at Elevate Counseling Services. Stone joined Elevate Counseling Services nearly five years ago, first as a clinician, and was soon promoted to Associate Director. She provided clinical supervision to staff, and then Assistant Director. In her new and expanded role, her responsibilities will include training new staff and developing training materials. She has been an integral part of converting the practice’s training procedures to a virtual platform. Before joining Elevate, she spent a decade at Riverside Community Care in Norwood and several years at

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Anne Stires ’06

Anne Stires ’06 (Antioch University New England, MEd) has joined the Tanglewood and Blueberry cove camps board. Stires founded and served as the executive director of Juniper Hill School for Place-Based Education. She is now the Director of Development, Outreach, and Advocacy and consults throughout Maine and beyond to support schools as they pivot to outdoor learning models. Stires currently works as an Affiliate Faculty member at Antioch University New England. A classroom teacher in various schools has also worked at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, Chewonki Foundation, Quebec-Labrador Foundation, and Tanglewood. 

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Kate Maruyama ’09

Kate Maruyama’s (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) story, “Footprint,” was published in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. Maruyama’s piece, “Writing Hope in Times of Trouble,” appeared in Asimov‘s blog From Earth to the Stars. Maruyama’s piece, “Halloween Haunts: Halloween Then and Now and in the New Now,” appeared in the Horror Writers Association’s blog.

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Kate Sipe ’02

What if classrooms were envisioned as a small democracy? What if our students practiced democracy in their classroom year after year? Further, what if they knew they deserved it? Kate Sipe, ’02, Antioch University Seattle MA in Education with Graduate Teacher Preparation and an adjunct faculty who teaches Classroom Management courses, published a timely post in Medium in the wake of the 2020 Presidential election about the importance of democratic schools and teaching civics to our children: “Psst… Hey teachers… Let’s teach civics in our classrooms every single day.” Start today. Start small. Just start. Let your classroom be a microcosm

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Dr. Rhoda Weiss ’09

Dr. Rhoda Weiss ’09 (GSLC, PhD) was the recipient of The Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) 2019 Gold Anvil Award. This award is the highest individual honor recognizing lifetime achievement from PRSA.

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Sakena Jwan Washington ’09

Sakena Jwan Washington ’09 (Los Angeles, MFA) published an article, “My City was Named The ‘Worst Place for Black Women to Live.’ Is That My Cue To Leave?” in the Huffington Post.

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Dr. Laura Santana ’09

Dr. Laura Santana ’09 (GSLC, PhD) is expanding her global leadership development outreach in two collaborations with The Center for Creative Leadership. Her global work included visits to the Gothenburg Camp X Innovation Labs, the Mass Transit Headquarters of Brazil, and a visit to Hangzhou, China to challenge these leaders to envision a future different from patterns of the past.

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Kate Maruyama ’09

Kate Maruyama ’09 (Los Angeles, MFA) had her essay “Breathe and Push: Being a Better Ally” was published by Women Who Submit.    

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