Courtny Davis Olds ‘20

Dr. Courtny Davis Olds ‘20 (GSLC, PhD) was recently named President-Elect of the Academy of Religious Leadership. Courtny was also selected, in addition to GSLC alumna Dr. Atim George (Cohort 14), to participate in the 2021 International Leadership Association Women and Leadership Colloquium.

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Dr. Stalnaker-Shofner Presents on Critical Race Theory at National Conferences

Dr. Devona Stalnaker-Shofner, Associate Chair and faculty of Antioch New England’s MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, recently spoke at two national conferences on the topic of Critical Race Theory as an approach to address race, racism, power, and privilege in counseling practices and systems that may work to silence the voices of historically marginalized populations. Entitled “Critical Race Theory as a Framework of Decolonizing Counselor Education,” her presentation identified the key tenets of CRT, and ways to ethically incorporate CRT into counselor education curricula to effectively teach students about advocacy, activism, and multicultural competence. Dr. Stalnaker-Shofner spoke at the Association

Paloma Arnold ‘04

Paloma Arnold ‘04 (Antioch Santa Barbara, MA in Psychology) has been selected to serve as the new Vice President of Student Affairs at Santa Barbara Community College. Arnold has worked in Student Services at SBCC for over 20 years, most recently as the Dean of Student Affairs, providing oversight for various Student Services departments and programs including EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs, Guardian Scholars, admissions and records, financial aid, academic counseling, University Transfer Center, Transfer Achievement program, articulation, foster and kinship care education, enrollment and retention services, dual enrollment and the Federal Work Study program. In 2019, she was recognized as the Outstanding

Hazel Stark ‘15 and Joe Horn ‘16

Hazel Stark ‘15 (Antioch New England, MS in Resource Management and Conservation) and Joe Horn ‘16 (Antioch New England, MBA Sustainable Business, MS in Environmental Education), both partners in marriage and in business, own and operate Maine Outdoor School based in Milbridge. Their outdoor school reaches out to people of all ages through guided outdoor experiences and summer camps, while offering programs that align with Maine educational standards and school science curricula. Read the full article here. 

Melissa Chadburn ’09

Melissa Chadburn ‘09 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) began a book tour for her novel A Tiny Upward Shove which was featured on Book Riot’s New Releases Tuesday: The Best Books Out This Week. An interview with Chadburn was published in Electric Literature.

Gabriella Emmett ‘19

Gabriella Emmett’s ‘19 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) story “Little Feet” was selected for the 2022 Best Small Fictions anthology.

D. Michael Whelan ‘08

D. Michael Whelan’s ‘08 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) essay “I had a stroke and didn’t know it. A day later, the seizures started.” was published by NBC News.

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