Brent French ’12 (GSLC, PhD) retired from the Air Force as a Colonel after twenty-seven years of service. Dr. French continues as Director of Finance and Operations for Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Foisie Business School where he teaches graduate courses in organizational behavior and has recently become involved in a funded research project to map the mental complexity of mid-career military officers utilizing constructive developmental theory.
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