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.
Ruta Shah-Gordon ’16
Ruta Shah-Gordon ’16 (GSLC, PhD) was awarded a reciprocal exchange grant from the United States Department of State and the International Research and Exchanges Board to work with Mandela Fellow Charlene Chekenya to collaborate on strengthening responses to sexual harassment in higher and tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe. Read more about Shah-Gordon and her dissertation Intercultural Competence Development through Civic Engagement here.