Joan Hunter Mayer ‘15 (Santa Barbara, MBA) is a certified dog trainer in Santa Barbara. She has a unique educational background that blends fashion (a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising), nursing (she studied at Ventura College and Stanford Medical School), business (an MBA from Antioch University), and multiple dog training and counseling certifications (including as a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer and Certified Canine Nose Work Instructor). This combination of art, science and caring, is what Joan brings to her work as an advocate for her clients, both two- and four-legged. Read more about Joan and her furry friends in the Santa Barbara edhat here.
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.