Russell E. Thornhill ’13, ‘14 (Antioch Los Angeles, BA in Liberals Studies; MA Organizational Management) received the Claremont School of Theology’s Distinguished Alumna/us Award for 2022. This award is bestowed upon extraordinary Claremont School of Theology graduates who live the mission and values of the school. Thornhill is being recognized for his work in the leadership and revitalization of the Minority AIDS Project. Thornhill is also a faculty member in Antioch’s Undergraduate Studies Department and the Co-Director of The Bridge Program.
LeVan D. Hawkins ’11 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) has been awarded a Pushcart Prize for his essay, “Both Sissies,” which was published in the Chicago Quarterly Review in 2021. “Both Sissies” is selected for reprint in Pushcart Prize XLV11: Best of Small Presses (2023 edition) November 2022.
Dr. Leatrice Oram ’16 (GSLC, PhD) and Dr. Martha Miser ’11 (GSLC, PhD) co-authored the article “All Ears: The Gift of the Introvert” that appeared in Coaching Perspectives. Read Dr. Oram’s dissertation A Method to My Quietness: A Grounded Theory Study of Living and Leading with Introversion here. Read Dr. Miser’s dissertation The Myth of Endless Accumulation: A Feminist Inquiry Into Globalization, Growth, and Social Change here.
Elizabeth Sampson ’17 (Antioch Online, BA in Liberal Studies, with a specialization in Literature) was a member of The Road Theater’s Under Construction Playwriting Group, where she developed her newest play, The Skeleton Flower. The play had two staged readings for the Road, one on Zoom in 2020 and another on the Road Stage in Fall 2021. “It was a great experience to develop the play with such an accomplished group of nine other playwrights,” said Sampson. She also appeared in PEN15, Season 2 Episode 11 “Yuki” and last fall began as a full-time Professor of Performing Arts at Savannah
Dr. Jessica Litwak ’15 (GSLC, PhD) in conjunction with the MHiiTE project, performed My Heart is in the East at the Romemu Center in New York City. The play deals with East and West, Jews and Muslims, Men and Women, offering a vision of peace. At the core of the story is a rich and complex relationship between two actors, the characters they play, and the language they speak. Read Dr. Litwak’s dissertation My Heart is in the East: Exploring Theater as a Vehicle for Change, Inspired by the Poetic Performances of Ancient Andalucía here.
Dr. Elise Lark ‘14(GSLC, PhD) Founder of the nonprofit Circle of Friends for the Dying, recently secured the bequest of the home to establish Jim & Lisa’s Circle Home, located in the heart of Kingston’s Rondout National Historic District in New York state, it will be a comfortable and peaceful dwelling for hospice-eligible individuals in need of a home to live out their last months and days, as an alternative to an institutional care setting. Circle Home will be the first community-supported home for the dying in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. The home will also serve as a center for
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