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1940s

HELEN RICHARDS HAWTHORNE ’48 and her son Doug enjoyed their one-and-a-half days at the 2014 Reunion Volunteer Work Project. While Helen wrote thank you notes to co-op employers and arranged for the volunteer dinner, Doug worked on the farm helping to plant a new orchard. Helen and late husband JIM HAWTHORNE ’49 always enjoyed the workdays more than Reunion because so many of the same alumni and friends came back year after year. Though she was not on campus for the presentation, Helen was proud to have classmates CARL HYDE ’48 and LORENA HYDE ’49 receive the J.D. Dawson Award!

RICHARD KAPLAN ’49 wants to second DAVE JOHNSON ’42 and MARY BIERI ’49, who have requested that class notes start before the ’50s.

1950s

ELAINE REISMAN ’50 developed a new career six years ago when she moved into Brookhaven, a lifelong care facility. She now directs plays there with the residents, most of them in their 80s or 90s. Antioch alumnus JOHN STOECKLE ’49 has acted in several of them under her direction. After graduating from Antioch, she spent a few years teaching and directing pre-school programs, then got married and raised four children. When her kids were in school, she went to Lesley University for a master’s degree in Special Education.

NANCY ROSENTHAL ’52 was recently interviewed for and quoted in an article by music critic Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, which appeared in The New York Times concerning amateur chamber music players and new music. Nancy said that the real excitement and adventure comes from being in groups who are studying and rehearsing contemporary music—from Kurtág and Ligeti to Schnittke, Saariaho and Higdon. “Climbing all those stairs to the top of the main building to practice the piano got me into The New York Times! All the best to my fellow Antiochians.”

JAMES HOBART ’58 retired on his 80th birthday in January 2015 after 50 years in the Unitarian Universalist ministry. Two dozen of his family members gathered in Chicago for the occasion. He continues engagement in volunteer efforts, notably the Antioch College Alumni Board and the UU Marching in the Arc of Justice planning committee for the 50th anniversary observance of the Selma Voting Rights campaign. James spent eight days in Selma in March 1965.

BILL GAMSON ’55 and ZELDAZEEGAMSON ’59 continue to enjoy living on Martha’s Vineyard, as they have since the early 1980s. They will be going to Ann Arbor where they lived for more than 20 years this March for the 50th anniversary of the first anti-Vietnam teach-in, which Bill helped create. Bill continues to teach part-time in the sociology department at Boston College. Zee is writing, playing the piano, and working on crucial local issues—the effects of climate change and the need for affordable housing.

1960s

BOBBIE ALICEN ’60 moved to Kirkland, Wash., to be near her son, Terry Hosken, and his family, having left the Island of Hawaii for clean air. She’s slowly getting accustomed to the many changes in both culture and weather. Bobbie would love to hear from fellow alumni. E-mail her at 1laughinggull@gmail.com.

OFFIE WORTHAM ’62 has three daughters and six grandchildren all in good health. After four marriages, he is discreetly working on an autobiography. He taught sociology and psychology at a state college for a few years. Google has more information about him than he wants, but as a person who is a Unitarian and not ethnocentric, Offie still has great hope for humanity.

JUDY OPLINGER ’64 attended Antioch’s Reunion in June. She stayed with friends and enjoyed witnessing how far the College has come—and keeps coming! She has been involved with the National Abolitionist Hall of Fame in nearby Peterboro, N.Y., since its beginnings. This fall, she was asked and consented to be on its Cabinet of Freedom, especially to help working on its archives. She’s been volunteering at the Baltimore Woods Nature Center and recently she took over the coordination of its pioneer herb garden.

ROBIN RICE LICHTIG ’64 will have two of her new plays onstage in New York City in February and March 2015. Everyday Edna Mae will be in the Frigid Festival, and Lola and the Planet of Glorious Diversity will be at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory. For details on Robin’s projects, visit www.dramamama.net. She sure always loves to have Antiochians in the house!

BARRIE GRENELL ’65 has just retired from 38 years as a grant proposal writer for nonprofits and as a hired pen/keystroker for the City and County of San Francisco. She is looking forward to grandmotherhood and culling tons of stuff gathered over the last 50 years so that she and PETER GRENELL ’61 can trade living spaces with their son and his growing family. Peter retires at the end of the year, and then they look forward to playing in San Francisco to their hearts’ delight!

MILDREDMIDGEPASTERNAK ’65 left Antioch in 1964 and did student teaching at Harvard to complete her co-op requirements. She retired from IBM in the 1990s and went back to graduate school to get a doctorate in education in 1999. In 2004, she met her husband (a finance professor at California State University). They live in San Diego, Calif., from June through December, and live in Delray Beach, Fla., the rest of the year. They both love to travel and spend time traveling in the U.S. and Europe.

FRANK ADLER ’67 will retire this August at the age of 70, after 40 years of being a college professor. He intends to move to southern Florida where he will play shuffleboard and pinochle with all the other alter cockers.

DOTTIE FREEDMAN COHEN ’67 has a project that she is trying to get off the ground and is networking like mad. In 2007, her daughter was tragically killed by her husband. She is on a mission to focus whatever talent she has into helping the passionate folks who work hard to eradicate this kind of violence. She wishes to give a large percentage of the sales of her handmade sterling/fine silver to a nonprofit whose mission is to address violence against women. E-mail her at dfcohen44@gmail.com.

WILLIAM DALTON ’67 offers his apologies to “Horace and the gang.” He did his best, but as a Democrat lost the election to serve his district in the Oregon State Legislature. That said, an energetic and positive campaign was run and he reached out to thousands of voters, never sinking to the level of responding in kind to the opposition’s attack ads, so maybe Horace will give him partial credit for that “victory for humanity.” And hey, he’s still got another decade or so to find a way to avoid being ashamed to die.

TERRY (BOHNHORST) BLACKHAWK ’68 received an honorary doctorate of humanities from Oakland University in April 2014. She was named a 2013 Kresge Artist Fellow and is planning her retirement from InsideOut Literary Arts Project (www.insideoutdetroit.org), a writers-in-schools program that she founded in 1995 that serves the children and youth of Detroit. Since 2011, she has blogged for Huffington Post Detroit and she has recent poems in Solstice Literary Magazine and A Detroit Anthology.

1970s

JOANNE FOSTER ’70 was named Lawyer of the Year in 2013 by The National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC). NAIHC members represent 463 tribes and tribal housing organizations throughout the United States.

WILLIAM SANTIAGOVALLES ’70 has been at Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo working in African Diaspora studies, anthropology, education and global studies. William has also directed a statewide Africana Studies faculty team dedicated to the examination of the Detroit urban rebellion of 1967. He has traveled in the Caribbean, South America, Africa and Europe since the ’70s as a foreign correspondent, apprentice craftsman, teacher, guest lecturer, and researcher. He is now a visiting professor both in the Graduate School at the Cheikh Anta Diop National University of Senegal and at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

NANCY F. MILLS ’70 has retired from a wonderfully fulfilling and awfully time-consuming career of 40+ years in the U.S. labor movement, and is now loving the freedom to explore other long-neglected interests, as well as reconnecting with long-abandoned friends. That has included both taking a lead in organizing a 45th year, first-ever reunion for the folks who went to Japan with Nancy on the GLCA/AEA programs at Antioch in 1967-68 and 1968-69, including Antiochians CONRAD ZAGORY ’70, LINDA BUTLER ’70, STEPHANIE SMITH ’69, and STEVE LAUTERBACH ’70. Non-Antioch related activity has included travel, Spanish language study and classes in the traditional liberal arts classics at St. John’s College of Annapolis.

DON EUNSON ’71 has really been enjoying retirement. After an unexpected opportunity to play the ghost of Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol last winter, he decided to finally take his first acting class and he’s been having a ball. He’s also taking voice lessons and says they’re going very well. A couple of weeks ago he found himself near Bradenton, Fla., and was delighted to spend a few hours catching up with BARBARA FOULDS ’72 for the first time since they left Yellow Springs! E-mail him at dh.eunson@gmail.com.

JANE FLINT ’71 has, for the past 14 years, lived across the street from Antioch friends JIM MAYER ’69, TERRY LORANT ’73 and PETER JACOBSON ’72. These Antiochians all enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving together, often with other alumni FRANK SCHWEITZER ’71, SUZANNE FLINT ’76 and LARRY ADELMAN ’75. This year, to the delight of all, current Antiochian JORDAN BERLEY ’16 and her father, Steve (an ex-Yellow Springer and heir to Antioch history), joined the celebration. Jordan rented Jane and Jim’s apartment while on co-op last quarter. The connection continues!

DAVID GOLDSMITH ’72 was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in September 2014 and would strongly recommend Antioch students check out Fulbright and Killam programs if they are interested in study abroad opportunities. He would be very happy to chat about these awards with any students or alumni.

KAREN ROSENBERG ’72 is a clinical social worker in private practice in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. In addition to her practice, she facilitates women’s retreats in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The next women’s retreat will be March 14-21 and she welcomes Antiochians to join her. E-mail her at kfrlisw@gmail.com.

LESTER LEE ’72 is alive and well in New England!

IDRIS ACKAMOOR ’73 will continue his band’s intergalactic musical odyssey with the release of Rhapsody in Berlin, a 7-inch vinyl disc incorporating Fela!-like African rhythms, George Clinton urban funk, and soaring improvisations into a unique world music blend. Released by his band The Pyramids on the Berlin label Philophon, the disc will follow up the band’s critically acclaimed 2012 release Otherworldly. The Pyramids were founded in the summer of 1972 by Idris, MARGO SIMMONS ’77 and KIMATHI ASANTE ’75. The three were students together at Antioch College where one of their teachers was the renowned pianist Cecil Taylor.

MARK BERNSTEIN ’73 has written two books on overlooked Ohio politicians. John J. Gilligan: The Politics of Principle argues that this 1970s governor was post-war Ohio’s most important Democrat. McCullough of Ohio: For the Republic is about former Congressman William McCullough, of whom Andrew Glass of Politico stated, “It is not my view, it is my certainty that the 1964 Civil Rights Act would not have been passed without him.” Mark resides happily in Maryland.

BOBBIE GATES ’73 is now a resource policy analyst with the office of regulatory affairs for the Food and Drug Administration. He’s happy to say that his son, Graeme, is following in his footsteps as a lawyer and studying Law at Southern Illinois University. Bob’s wife, Brenda, continues to be happy working for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

BARB KOSSY ’74 is serving on the Board of Directors for the awesome San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD). This was the first RCD in California and is celebrating 75 years of conservation service to farmers and land managers. Barb is also the chair of the San Mateo County Weed Management Area. It was her first co-op in Whitesboro, NJ, with RAVI (KRYN) DYKEMA ’75 that helped her along the path to environmental activism. E-mail her at bkossy@coastside.net. Barbara regularly sees CATHERINE BAUMAN ’77, LISA WAHL ’76 and JANE REYNOLDS ’75.

CHUCK JONES ’74 is closing in on 40+ years in the D.C. area. After working as an IT consultant for decades, he has shifted to owning an organization that sources, recruits and places well-qualified technical individuals. Chuck is in the final edits of a book on strategic workforce navigation that he hopes to see published in early 2015. His marriage is approaching its 50-year mark, and his sons and grandchildren are doing just fine. Chuck recently had a long distance, extended conversation with JEWEL GRAHAM, professor emeritus of social work, that made his year.

RICHARD SOCARIDES ’76 has been active in marriage equality for 25 years, serving on the board of Lamba Legal and as an advisor to President Bill Clinton on gay rights, among other things. In his most recent story for www.newyorker.com, he examined whether and when the Supreme Court will hear and decide a case that finally holds for a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

SUSAN GREENE ’77 has retired and permanently shuttered her 15-year-old consulting firm after two years of assisting with the implementation of Medicaid expansion in Illinois. Unfortunately, around the same time she retired, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. After her treatment, she regained her strength and left for an amazing trip to the Middle East and Europe in fall 2014. Susan has moved to Chicago after over 20 years as an Evanstonian.

JANE BROWNLOW ’77 is still happy with MARC MASON ’77, 40 years after meeting him in Mills Hall during winter quarter, 1974.

CATHERINE LAPALOMBARA ’78 accepted a position as the senior academic administrator at Prince George’s Community College, a large community college outside of D.C., after leaving Ohio University. She decided to call Maryland home and bought a house in Edgewater, a town south of Annapolis. She’s in touch with former Antioch faculty colleagues, and would love to hear from friends and former students.

1980s

ELLIE LEE ’81 had a baby and became an organic farmer instead of graduating from Antioch. If she had finished, it would have been 1981 or so. When Ellie was 19 or 20, she had no idea what educational path she wanted to commit to. At Antioch, she says that she “had a whole lot of fun and was exposed to an open environment of free thinkers that left an indelible imprint on [her] life.” Ellie did go on to get a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in midwifery after a 12-year stint as a farmer.

GINGER LINES ’81 is currently living in Tennessee—on a long but temporary family assignment—though she normally lives in West Palm Beach. She has been walking in the woods most days, as well as finishing a writing project. Her victory for humanity was to initiate and acquire funding for the purchase of a large upland tract on the Lake Worth Florida Lagoon to protect it against development and afford public access.

CHAS BRACK ’83 has found that Antioch offers every phase or iteration of his life a return there. When his godson Eamonn was born, he went back. He was there after the premiere of his film Dreams Deferred, The Sakia Gunn Film Project. Recently, he went back to Antioch to receive the Walter Anderson Award at Reunion and then to present in the global seminar on health class. Chas says “on campus and in the village, even the meandering is mystical.”

RISSA FREGEAU ’84 and JASON FREGEAU ’81 celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on November 12, 2014. Their 25 years together include three homes (eight years in Yellow Springs), seven cats and one kid. Rissa supports the development of health care exchanges and is grateful that the Affordable Care Act brings jobs to talented attorneys. Jason retired his law practice several years ago and now, with much time on his hands, plays video games, rides his 1976 BMW motorcycle and occasionally writes one-act plays.

KAREN SCHWABACH ’87 is about to release her 3rd book in the Jinx trilogy, from HarperCollins Children’s Books. The books are written under the pseudonym Sage Blackwood and have received numerous awards and honors, including Best of the Year honors from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal and Amazon.com. Her novel The Hope Chest, written under her own name, was recently made required reading for 4th graders in New York State public schools.

CHRISTINA SPRINGER ’87 had a busy year. She went to Mumbai to perform in Miko Kuro’s Midnight Tea, and wrote, produced and performed in She Diva Died & Come Again, a multimedia exploration of art, motherhood and raising black boys. She then published an exquisite collaborative poetry artifact, Electronic Poems From a Digital Salon. She helped her son Windafire launch the first collection of his fashion line, and then moved to San Jose, Calif.

ERIC GOTTLIEB ’87 worked as a geologist after graduating from Antioch, then went to graduate school for mathematics at the University of Washington and the University of Miami. He took a job teaching math at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., and is currently serving as chair of his department. He and his family spent a year in Chile. He enjoys camping and canoe paddling with his sons, eating good food, and the company of dear friends and family.

ARIEL LEONARD ’87 lives in Flagstaff, Ariz., and recently led a six-year interdisciplinary collaborative process to revise the Kaibab National Forest plan. She continues to serve as the forest planner with a new emphasis of implementation, monitoring and adoptive management. Off-work, she enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, cooking and brewing beer. She sees a lot of her brother CORWIN LEONARD ’91 and other alumni like PATTY WEST ’90, RACHEL TSO ’95 and ED GRUMBINE ’76, who all live in Flagstaff.

PETER STOLL ’88 moved to Arcata, Calif., in 2003 after finishing his doctoral work (school and counseling psychology) at UMass. Currently, he coordinates school-based mental health for students with disabilities and teaches and supervises graduate students at Humboldt State University. He volunteers at Rock Medicine and Jah Med as part of the psych crew at festivals and concerts. He feels blessed by Christine Yannone and 4-year-old daughter Zelia, whose godparents are LYNDA WHITE ’88 and JEFF WOOD ’88.

EMILY ANDERSON ’89 lives in a round post-and-beam house in the small rural town of Hinesburg, Vt. She offers workshops in which she connects people with themselves and with each other to bring out their creative and collaborative potential. She began her professional life as a company member and then operations manager for the world renowned Bread and Puppet Theater of Glover, Vt., and then founded and directed Awareness Theater, a dynamic theater group composed of people with and without disabilities. For the past 17 years, Awareness Theater brought the stories of the company members to the stage.

1990s

ANN MARIE BARTOO ’90 is working with a local charter school, writing grants, doing PR work and generally telling their “story” to prospective donors. Ann reports that all is good. She is trying, as time permits, to get into her studio to create paper collages. She says, “Someday I’ll grow up to be an artist—when I don’t need the day job anymore.”

ARMENTA ACEVEDO ’93 is enjoying sunny South Beach, Fla., with her husband, Jesus, and their 6-year-old son. She has a blast with the family and wishes she were independently wealthy so she could spend more time with them. So far she has worked with children who have suffered the trauma of sexual abuse, victims of domestic violence and the severely mentally ill, as well as investigated cases of physical and mental abuse. She is also pursuing her master’s degree in mental health counseling and only has a couple more classes left before graduating.

COLIN ALTMAN ’93 continues to serve Yellow Springs as fire chief. He recently organized the first Annual Yellow Springs 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Antioch College, which raised more than $12,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. He lives in Yellow Springs with his partner and dog, and just completed his first Santa Speedo Dash 5k race (STEVE DUFFY ’77 made him include that).

DEBORAH WARFIELD ’94 is a community broker for The Arcadia Institute, whose mission is “making it possible for people with disabilities to be welcomed, supported and respected in their community.” She was the original community outreach worker of the Kalamazoo Christian Reformed Deacon’s Conference, and served on the Michigan Council for Rehabilitation. She also founded the Media Arts Academy of Kalamazoo where youth learn how to be responsible filmmakers. Deborah connected with Antioch student LIAM MARIN ’17 and alumni activist and educator PREXY NESBITT ’67 at a recent Conference held at Kalamzoo College.

MONICA FRIEDMAN ’96 is drawing cerebral and obscure webcomics about art, love and frustration. You can read her work Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at qwertyvsdvorak.com, and check out her other artwork there on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She’s also got an online T-shirt shop featuring her original designs at redbubble.com/people/qwertyvsdvorak.

ALISON STANKRAUFF ’96 is still practicing her love of history through her job as archivist and associate librarian at Indiana University Sound Bend. She recently celebrated 10 years empowering people with information there. The profession of archivist came to Alison thanks to a co-op in her very last year at Antioch—doing research to put a house that had been on the Underground Railroad in Topeka, Kan., on the National Register of Historic Places. That ignited the spark to connect her passion for history with a job in that very profession. Viva Antioch! E-mail her at astranka@iusb.edu.

EMILY CASEY ’96 is happily married to her fellow Antiochian, SEAN CASEY ’96. They live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn: the heart of hipster territory! Sean is a successful editor on such reality TV shows as Mob Wives, while Emily is the executive chef in the catering department at Housing Works, an NYC-based charity that fights the twin problems of homelessness and HIV/AIDS. She has been lucky enough to employ two exceptional Antioch co-op students in the kitchen: COLE GENTRY ’17 and HANNAH GROVER ’16.

MICHAEL HAMBOUZ ’99 has created hand-painted promotional ad campaigns for Showtime’s Dexter and Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States, and is now debuting a new series of vibrant cut-paper collages in a solo New York City art exhibition titled Factory Made. The 18 large-scale works depict dynamic, industrial scenes from French Paper Company, an independently owned, family-run paper mill in Hambouz’s hometown of Niles, Mich., using paper produced at the mill.

ERIN DATESMAN ’99 has her dream job at an amazing private school in the Philadelphia metro area. She teaches children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and intellectual disabilities. It allows her to be creative and make a difference, which is what Antioch taught her—make a difference in the world!

MARTY ROSENBLUTH ’99 is still battling it out in the trenches, although he is now a fighter in a bigger trench. He recently presented oral arguments in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

MATTHEW ARNOLD ’99 is taking a break from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra (www.rudemechanicalorchestra.org) after eight years. He is writing, marching, organizing to fight privatization of New York City K-12 schools, and raising a big-hearted, empathetic, and funny 8-year-old who will probably win victories for humanity. His spousal person, Jen Nessel, has co-authored a book about the parentopticon titled Goodnight Nanny-Cam that is now available at better bookstores.

2000s

CHAD JOHNSTON ’01 is preparing for his second Minnesota winter and continues to adjust to the Great North. He is in his second year as executive director of St. Paul Neighborhood Network and he is thrilled to be part of such an amazing nonprofit. Through his work he is trying to evolve community media through community education and grassroots organizing, as well as trying to shape telecommunications policies. He is still fighting the power, loving the word “pants” and always thinking fondly of his Antioch family.

MACKENZIE BRISTOW ’01 has relocated to Atlanta, Ga., to take a new role at Emory University as the director of the English Language Support Program for the Laney Graduate School. She would love to connect with anyone in the area.

JENNIE KNAGGS ’01 has been living in Detroit for the past 10 years. She and her partner Nick own a house in the city and teach private lessons at Nick’s Music School, Orion Music Studio and Detroit Music Teachers Collective, that Jennie co-founded in 2012 to offer private lessons to low-income students. Just as in her years at Antioch, Jennie is still writing and performing. She celebrated 2014 with two landmark releases: she starred as lead vocalist in the film River of Fundament, and this past November her Americana Group, Lac La Belle, released its third full-length record. Visit www.laclabellemusic.com.

RACHEL TOWNSEND ’02 stumbled into the field of public health in 2010 when she took a sanitarian position at the Clark County, Ohio Combined Health District. In May 2014, she took a position with the Ohio Department of Health Private Water Systems Program where she regulates private water wells in the state. She resides in the county just north of Yellow Springs with her partner, Buddy Mandery, and their son, Devon.

NOAH ZUSS ’03 is a journalist living in New York City. He returned to Brooklyn after college, and currently writes for TheBlot Magazine and other publications. He enjoys the outdoors, swimming in the ocean, and following the beloved Mets during the summer.

BRIAN LOUDON ’03 recently returned to his midwestern roots to operate a family-run organic farm after teaching in the New York City public schools for several years. Brian is married and has two children.

JONAH LIEBERT ’03 is a Ph.D. candidate in education and public policy at Columbia University. Jonah is also a huge Mets fan and lives in Queens with his wife of more than 10 years.

VINCENT FEDELI ’04 moved to New Orleans with AmeriCorps VISTA where he worked with Global Green USA to provide home energy assessments and energy-efficiency education to low-income homeowners. After his year of service, he started working for the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development. His work includes renovation of a 130-year-old historic house into an Energy Efficiency Education Center, which offers home energy assessments and teaches children about solar energy and urban farming. In 2011, Vincent married KATIE KURTZ ’01, who has a master’s degree in biology and works in New Orleans with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assessing damage to wetlands and Gulf marine and aquatic species as a result of the BP oil spill.

ROWAN KAISER ’05 and MARJORIE JENSEN ’07 celebrated their seven-year anniversary in November. They met at GenderF*ck after moving back to Yellow Springs to help save the College in 2007. Prior to meeting, Rowan and Marjorie followed similar Antiochian paths: they both edited the Record and both did the same co-op at the Newberry Library. Today, they live in Oakland with their two cats.

DYLAN REIFF ’06 is living in Portland, Ore., where he works a day job in event marketing and spends his free time creating, performing and improvising. He is a founder of the Kickstand Comedy Space and will be returning to the Stanley Film Festival in March for his second year as game architect of their yearly immersive horror game. He still hangs hard with Portland Antiochians whenever he can.

NIKO KOWELL ’08 promptly moved to San Francisco after graduating, and has been there ever since. He floated around various nonprofits before settling at Trans: Thrive, where he has been for the past five years. He coordinates a drop-in center for transgender people, and created and implemented the very first program in the world for gay/bi/queer/questioning trans men. Niko also volunteers as a scuba diver at the local aquarium where he’s been feeding sharks, octopuses, eels and more for the past three years.

HANA CRAWFORD ’08 pried herself away from New Mexico, her home state, in 2012 to enter a graduate program in oral history at Columbia University. Currently living in Brooklyn, she works as an interviewer, editor and transcriptionist with the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Apollo Theater. She continues to develop a project she began in graduate school on Dignity Village, the first city-sanctioned tent city in the U.S., and is beginning to move into audio and video production work focusing on the narratives of people organizing for affordable housing.

2010s

JEANNE KAY ’10 recently got her degree from the University of London, and got married to Lawrence Richards in France on August 8, 2014. The ceremony was officiated by LEVI COWPERTHWAITE ’08. KATHRYN LEAHY ’10 was maid of honor and JOHNNY NO ’02 and ZACHARY GALLANT ’10 were the best men. The above photo was taken during the reception and features Antiochians: LUKE BRENNAN ’09, JENNIFER BERMAN ’84, LAURA FATHAUER ’95, JEANNE KAY ’10, JILL BECKER (former faculty), Jean Gregorek (former faculty), SETH KAPLAN ’15, YUTAKA OI ’07, MOLLY THORNTON ’10, LINCOLN ALPERN ’11, KATHRYN LEAHY ’11, LEVI COWPERTHWAITE ’08, ELLEN BORGERSEN ’72, ROSE PELZL ’09 (Nonstop) and MACLEAN TIFFANY ’08 and ZACHARY GALLANT ‘10. As the picture was taken we were all shouting “Transient Mode Home!”

AIDEN TYLER LEEHALLEY ’11 gained an additional name extension this fall by marrying his partner and creative collaborator, Zac Halley. This year, their musical film (www.GrindShortFilm.com) won accolades and created heated audience debates in the LGBT film fest circuit. They recently moved from Hell’s Kitchen to quiet Flatbush, Brooklyn, and adopted an 8-year-old Westie. Please visit if you are in Brooklyn, but don’t wear black unless you have a lint roller.


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