Ellen Smith ‘87

Ellen Smith ‘87 (New England, MA) joined the Brattleboro Area Hospice as part-time Development Director. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of fund development including her time as the vice president for institutional advancement at Landmark College. During her time there she helped lead two major campaigns while consistently increasing Annual Fund support. Smith also led development and marketing while at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital where she successfully completed two capital campaigns and exceeded the hospital’s Annual Fund goals. Prior to her success in fund development, Smith was an adjunct faculty member at the School for International Training (SIT) teaching fundraising and grant writing and served community organizations including Holton Home, Groundworks Collaborative, and the Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary. She also worked for a time as a guidance counselor and psychotherapist.

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Gwynne Garfinkle ‘06

Gwynne Garfinkle’s ‘06 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) piece, “Sinking, Singing,” was reprinted by Mermaids Monthly.

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14 (Antioch University Los Angeles, BA) had a piece, “Silent Night,” appear in Tipping the Scales. 

Jeri Frederickson ‘18

Jeri Frederickson’s ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) chapbook You Are Not Lost will be published by Finishing Line Press on October 1, 2021.

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) was accepted into and attended a two-week residency at Mesa Refuge. His essay, “Twelve Grapes,” was published in the Write Now! SF Bay anthology Essential Truths: The Bay Area in Color.

Mary Birnbaum ‘17

Mary Birnbaum’s ‘17 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “Everything Was Wild, No One Was a Stranger,” was a 2021 Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize finalist.

Rebecca Kuder ‘01

Rebecca Kuder’s ‘01 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “A Trampoline,” was published in Los Angeles Review of Books.

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