Julia Blumenreich ‘80 (Antioch College, BFA) explores grief and loss in her newly published collection of poetry, The What of Underfoot. This latest collection, published by Finishing Line Press, is her fourth book, with much of the content written over the course of two and a half years and workshopped in the weekly Osage Poets’ Workshop. Also a fourth-grade teacher with Germantown Academy, she creates a safe environment for students to learn about poetry and create original work of their own. Read the full story here.
Jonathan (Joc) Clark ‘09 & Janet Rechtman ’08
Jonathan (Joc) Clark ‘09 (GSLC, PhD) and Janet Rechtman ’08 (GSLC, PhD) ran into each other by chance at a Chico, California Farmers’ Market about eight years ago. They reconnected four years after Janet moved to Chico to be near family. As Janet’s Chico mentor, Joc has organized connections with like-minded consultants, local nonprofits, and most recently, the North Valley Community Foundation in Chico, California. With the Foundation, they helped organize and deliver LEAD; a week-long leadership development program focused on increasing collaboration and capacity building for nonprofit leaders. They’ve partnered on several projects with local nonprofits focusing on leadership,