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DEAR BARDIANS, This year marked my 20th year since graduating from Bard, and our class proved we still know how to throw a party. Close to 50 members of the class and their plus-ones (or twos and threes for those with children) enjoyed an inspiring weekend in Annandale last May, made all the more special by DJ Arm 18 (Andrew McIntosh ’97) and DJ Boogie Night (Pablo Salinas ’97) spinning vinyl both Friday and Saturday nights. We promoted class T-shirts and tote bags designed by Ray Oglesby ’98 and MalArts, generously unwritten by one of the newest members of the Board of Governors Zubeida Ullah ’97. Oh, and we accomplished our goal of raising $20,000 in support of the Bard College Fund. The bar is high reunion classes; let’s keep raising it. All that activity notwithstanding, I cannot stop thinking about John Lewis’s speech at Commencement. Brandon Weber ’97 If you were not in attendance or did not have a chance to watch via the live stream, you can read his words photo Kye Ehrlich ’13 online (bard.edu/news/commencement/address). From the moving presence of a national hero and civil right icon on Saturday to the inspiring words of Watson Fellow Harry Johnosn ’17 to gathered alumni/ae on Sunday, Commencement weekend was, once again, a magical experience. I can’t encourage you enough to come back. It always leaves me grateful to be a Bardian. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one caught up in the enthusiasm; the College reports that it saw a record number of alumni/ae gifts on June 30, the last day of the fiscal year. Thank you. If you gave between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, your name is listed in our Honor Roll of Donors (page 49). I hope everyone will join me again this year in supporting Bard to make sure your name is always on our list. This issue has more Class Notes than ever. Thank you to everyone who submitted theirs. Arguably the most popular part of the Bardian, it is always the first page I turn to. I love to see what people are up to, and they provide an invaluable way both to keep track of old friends and to connect people to the wider community of Bard alumni/ae. Send your Class Notes to email@example.com for the next issue. As always, I hope you will reach out and stay connected to one another and to Bard. Mark your calendars now for Reunion Weekend 2018, May 25–27. And remember to follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Brandon Weber ’97, President, Board of Governors, Bard College Alumni/ae Association firstname.lastname@example.org board of governors of the bard college alumni/ae association Brandon Weber ’97, President KC Serota ’04, Vice President; Diversity Committee Cochair Lindsay Stanley ’12, Secretary/Treasurer Robert Amsterdam ’53 Brendan Berg ’06 Jack Blum ’62 Evan Nicole Brown ’16 Pia Carusone ’03 Kathleya Chotiros ’98 Charles Clancy III ’69 Peter Criswell ’89 Arnold Davis ’44, Nominations Committee Cochair Michelle Dunn Marsh ’95, Development Committee Cochair Randy Faerber ’73, Events Committee Cochair Andrew F. Fowler ’95 Eric Goldman ’98 Christina Hajagos-Clausen ’92 Boriana Handjiyska ’02, Career Connections Committee Cochair Sonja Hood ’90 Miriam Huppert ’13 J.P. Kingsbury ’03, Young Alumni/ae Committee Cochair Paul Margolis ’76, Oral History Committee Cochair Peter F. McCabe ’70, Nominations Committee Cochair Mollie Meikle ’03, Young Alumni/ae Committee Cochair Steven Miller ’70 Anne Morris-Stockton ’68 Anna Neverova ’07, Career Connections Committee Cochair Karen G. Olah ’65 Gerry Pambo-Awich ’08 Abhay Puskoor ’08 Jim Salvucci ’86
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William H. Matthews listening to the oldest resident of Manor House (see page 18). photo David Wordell Collection, Bard College Archives
Bardian Chefs and Farmers
Into the Wild with Sarah Dunphy-Lelii
Soldiers of the Common Good
On and Off Campus
Books by Bardians
Honor Roll of Donors
John Bard Society News
Molly Myerson â€™03
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bardian chefs and farmers by Cara Parks ’05
When I was a student at Bard, I remember standing on the back patio of Bard’s stately Ward Manor dorm, looking at the field below stretching out into the tree line and rolling hills beyond. Gazing over that same space recently, I saw not an empty field but a productive farm: tidy plots of vegetables tended by students; neat rows of lettuces lined by sturdy fences. From a diminutive but beloved community garden that thrived while I was in school, farming at Bard has grown into a more professional undertaking, with students learning practical skills about managing a small agricultural program and Bard College Farm produce ending up in the dining hall. “Bard College Named Nation’s No. 1 Dinner Party School,” proclaimed The Onion in 2011. Though the satirical site’s announcement was lampooning what many of us experienced, and cherish—long evenings spent around shabby tables sharing bowls of overcooked pasta and overheated (or occasionally reheated) arguments—it wouldn’t have been funny if it didn’t contain a kernel of truth. And, indeed, something about the Bard experience has inspired many alumni/ae to enter the food world professionally: as farmers, chefs, journalists, and in hybrid careers all their own. What is it about years spent in Annandale-on-Hudson that leads so many of us to gravitate toward the farm and the table? Is it the pastoral setting? The strong local farming tradition? The genre-bending, hybrid majors that encourage fluid career fields? For me, it was a combination of all of the above, but perhaps primarily it was the strong sense of curiosity and independence the school instilled; that pursuing one’s interests rigorously was worthwhile, even if they took you down seemingly incongruous paths. (That, and my desperate need for rent money.) I began working as a line chef and baker, eventually transitioning into agriculture- and food-focused journalism. As I looked out over the Bard farm and considered my own career, I wondered how others had found entry into the culinary scene. Sam Rogers ’12 works as what she describes as a “farm liaison” for Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo’s restaurant group in Los Angeles. She spends her days meeting with head chefs at famed restaurants such as Trois Mec, Animal, and Son of a Gun, dreaming up produce wish lists for the week’s meals. She then canvasses local farmers markets, working with the growers to determine what will end up on the menu. This allows farmers to plan on large orders and deliver their produce efficiently, and for chefs to know what’s in peak season. It’s a dream job for someone who has spent the last few years working to help farmers markets thrive in the L.A. area.
Rogers roots her love of the farming world in her time at Bard. Arriving from L.A., she was largely out of touch with food culture. “We didn’t cook at home,” she says of her childhood. Once she arrived in Annandale, however, that began to change. She quickly made a friend, Anna Page Nadin ’12, whose parents own nearby Old Field Farm. The couple have been farming near Cornwallville since 1989, and now raise everything from goats to chickens to bees on dozens of acres of Catskill farmland. “I would go up there with her almost every weekend. I fell in love with it,” Rogers says. From there, Rogers’s passion for farming grew. She studied abroad in Argentina, but rather than focus on school she “ran away to a farm there” and learned about different growing practices. “I ended up coming back to Bard and writing my thesis on family farming in the Hudson Valley and how it has changed over the last hundred years,” she says. Her sociology major, with a focus on environmental studies, gave her the tools to effectively interview farming families in the area, some of whom would bring three generations to the table to discuss their shifting experience. “To go up to Bard and to be around these farms? It was huge for me,” she says. Bard’s setting in the Hudson Valley, one of the oldest agricultural communities in the United States, has contributed to a love of farming for many alumni/ae, some of whom, like Rogers—and myself— came from more urban areas and experienced rural life for the first time while at the College. The exposure to local farmers markets, pick-your-own-produce farms, and the idyllic setting leave a lifelong mark on many young students as they pass through. Molly Myerson ’03 was another such student. She has been operating Little Wing Farm—a one-acre, bio-intensive farm in Port Reyes Station, California—for about four years, but she grew up in New York City. “When I was at Bard, the community garden was relatively small, but it was definitely exciting to be in,” she says. “I loved the beauty of the area and the pace of life. I think as soon as I moved out of the city and was at Bard, I wasn’t really interested in moving back to an intense urban area like New York City again.” That’s not to say that farming isn’t intense in its own way; after years of working as a grower, Myerson’s farm was destroyed in a fire in 2016, and 300 young quail were killed in the blaze. “It’s not just walking away from a job. It’s like walking away from a child,” she told Modern Farmer magazine at the time.
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But Myerson persevered and began farming again in January of this year. She believes that younger farmers are increasingly embracing the type of thoughtful intellectualism encouraged at Bard. “Farming in our national culture is the opposite of what you would consider an intellectual pursuit, but I think that’s a misconception, especially in this newer era of younger farmers who are coming into agriculture with a different agenda than just production farming for a living,” she explains. This shift, she believes, is why the Bard farm encourages students to contemplate agriculture in a different way: “To have that as part of the Bard curriculum feels really amazing, that engaging in food systems can be connected to a liberal arts education. I think food touches on all of the issues that we look at and study at Bard.” This fall, the Environmental and Urban Studies Program offers a course called Farm to Bard: Transforming Our Food System, and one of the class’s focuses is agriculture and food systems, so there is ample opportunity to explore these critical topics outside Bard’s unparalleled dinner party setting. And Katrina Light, who has been working to bring local food to the Bard dining program for several years, was recently announced as the college’s first supervisor of food and agricultural programs in the Bard Office of Sustainability; she will soon be involved in developing an on-campus food lab as part of the planned refurbishment of Kline Commons.
Some who feel the pull to pursue food prefer the kitchen to the field. Andrew Corrigan ’00, who majored in classical studies, has worked in some of New York’s finest restaurants, from Mario Batali’s temple of Italian dining Del Posto to celebrity darling Locanda Verde. Today, he is chef de cuisine at Cookshop near New York’s High Line park. While he doesn’t trace his decision to cook directly to his time at Bard, he does feel that the atmosphere of freewheeling intellectual inquiry freed him to explore his interests, choosing to learn at the great restaurants of the city to cultivate a deep knowledge of his craft. “I would say Bard takes the pressure off the student to pursue a career, in the formal sense of the word. The idea of the liberal arts education gives a broader outlook. So in that sense, I think it allowed me to make a decision that was based on ideas rather than responsibilities,” he says of his journey spent studying with the greats of New York’s Italian kitchens. He purposefully sought out different cooking styles, engaging in the industry with the same curiosity he had brought to the classics. By its nature, that major tends toward a few very specific professions, and cooking is not the most obvious of them; indeed, Corrigan’s first professional foray was into law. He assumed that was the route he would continue to follow, but eventually his search for a more meaningful career won out.
Sam Rogers ’12
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photo Brandon Harman
“It seemed to me to be more rewarding, more tangible, more creative,” he says. “Where I was going in law would have been just cutting and pasting. Cooking, on the other hand, was a passion.” Macklin Casnoff ’16 began cooking early, starting his first restaurant kitchen job at 13; while still in high school, he collaborated with friends to create multicourse dinners for some of L.A.’s top chefs. After taking time off following his first year at Bard, he began cooking again, helping to open a restaurant in New York City and collaborating with artists, bringing his interest in art to the food world he inhabited. He returned to Bard to earn a studio arts degree. He is now creating an organization that blends an artists residency with programs to reduce food waste among Los Angeles farmers markets. “We’re going to work on different preservation techniques, like drying and fermenting,” he says of his new venture, “and also try to create energy bars out of the food that would otherwise be thrown out.” From running a soup kitchen out of an art studio to encouraging creative uses of food waste, Casnoff is looking to link art and food for the benefit of his community. “I’ve implemented food a lot in my work since college,” he says. Another field-crossing alumnus is farmer Kyle Jaster. After graduating in 2005, Jaster, who majored in computer science, started a web design firm. But over time he found himself increasingly focused on his weekend activities: maintaining an extensive garden that eventually
included chickens and a pond used to grow aquaponic crops (vegetables grown in a system that raises fish and plants together in water). He began looking for ways that technology could help small farmers with their work, and he ended up joining a start-up that helps farmers manage logistics: tracking orders, tracking crop rotation, and such. “I felt like I was working on something I was really passionate about, but I was not in touch with small-scale farmers enough,” Jaster says. “So about a year ago I decided that I wanted to get started on my own farm.” He established a permaculture farm near Woodstock, New York, with his partner, Erin, concentrating on raising pigs— two heritage breeds, Berkshire and Tamworth—to sell as a part of a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program. While we spoke, Jaster was planting Otto File corn, an heirloom variety perfect for making golden polenta. “It’s a very tasty corn,” says Jaster, who is expanding into a number of different products and enlarging the farm. He says he has never been more contented. “I definitely fell in love with this location and as much as I loved being a Brooklynite for 10 years, I feel wildly happier being up here,” he says. “I don’t think we would have been up here if it weren’t for Bard, that’s for sure.” He was excited to hear about the Bard College Farm when it began, giving the students a chance to get real-world experience. “One
Macklin Casnoff ’16 (left) with chef Chad Colby
photo Charlotte Dawes
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Kyle Jaster â€™05
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photo Hayley Austin
of the things that the educational system can do, when it’s done right, is help people learn about what they want to do before they have to commit to doing it,” he says. My own journey into the kitchen was similarly influenced by Bard’s liberal arts curriculum, which gave me the confidence to pursue seemingly disparate interests simultaneously, to see what would eventually develop. While cooking at an upscale restaurant in Portland, Oregon, I became interested in the strong relationships between food distributors and the chefs who relied on them; my employer organized visits to vineyards to help harvest grapes, bakeries to see how our loaves were produced, farms that supplied our best produce, and even a Wonder Bread factory to see the industrial side of food production. The long days serving up salads, prepping aioli, and then baking cakes in the wee hours of the morning were challenging, but a decade later, as an editor and food writer, I realize how invaluable those experiences have been to my career. Working in food service taught me to combine my passions with professionalism, to balance abstract interest with tangible results, and to put in the hard work required to reap the benefits of curiosity. My Bard professors encouraged me to follow up on projects for which I felt passion, which ended up being the best thing I could have done at the beginning of my professional life. Like Jaster, I also returned to the Hudson Valley, albeit briefly, to serve as executive editor of Modern Farmer magazine. Living in Hudson, New York, I was able to meet many of the small farmers doing the hard work of planting and harvesting, and the local and New York City–based chefs teaming with them to create a network of producers that connects the people who cultivate to the people who cook and consume. And like so many of my fellow food-world Bardians, I was able to appreciate those connections because I had already experienced firsthand the beauty and commitment of the food culture of the area and learned in the classroom how to make the connections between disparate systems—economic, political, aesthetic, anthropological, ecological—that intertwine in our complicated modern world.
Many Bardians have found careers in food. If you’re one of them, please share photos of your prize-winning pumpkin or your stunning soufflé on Instagram (#bardianandproud #bardeats). And look for future stories on alumni/ae winemakers, distillers, and brewers. In the meantime, here are a few more of Bard’s illustrious foodies. Bon appétit, and cheers! CHEFS Nina Bachinsky Gimmel ’05, cofounder Swoon Kitchenbar, Hudson, New York William Briwa ’79, executive chef, Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant, St. Helena, California John Carr ’07, catering chef, Swoon Kitchenbar, Hudson, New York Tess Mahoney ’13, research and development, Momofuku Milk Bar, New York City Carla Perez-Gallardo ’10, chef-coowner L’il Deb’s Oasis, Hudson, New York Amalea Tshilds ’90, chef-coowner, Lula Café, Chicago Tim Vogl ’86, personal chef, Tucson, Arizona Adam Weisell ’99, chef, La Scuola at Eataly Chicago FARMERS Emma Brinkman ’09 and Ben Eskind ’10, cofounders, Pachamama Farm, Farmington, New York Jim Chambers ’81, farmer-owner, Long Hill Farm and Honey Dog Farm, Hillsdale, New York Briana Davis ’03 and Eli Joseph-Hunter ’00, farmer-owners, Greene Bee Greenhouse, Cornwallville, New York Ben Gordon ’14, poultry farmer, Maple Wind Farm, Huntington, Vermont (Bard College Farm) Claudia Kenny ’87 and Willy Denner ’86, cofounders, Little Seed Gardens, Chatham, New York Trilby MacDonald ’97, coowner, Sunseed Farm, Dexter, Michigan Alfred Motsinger ’77, Pine Shadows Farm, Roaring Gap, North Carolina Thomas Seamon ’73, Eichybush Farm, Auriesville, New York Lindsey Lusher Shute BCEP ’07, cofounder, National Young Farmers Coalition
Cara Parks ’05 is executive editor of Roads & Kingdoms, an online journal of food, politics, and travel.
photo Whitney Snyder
Aviva Skye Tilson ’14, founder-manager, Apis Apotheca Herb Farm, Germantown, New York (Bard College Farm)
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into the wild with sarah dunphy-lelii by Elizabeth Royte ’81
For someone who had never camped, and believed that headlamps were worn only by miners, Sarah Dunphy-Lelii picked a challenging place to pitch her first tent: in the muddy, densely forested, and dimly lit Kibale National Park, east of Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains. But Dunphy-Lelii, who teaches early childhood and animal cognition in Bard’s Psychology Program, would have braved just about anything to see, for the first time, free-living chimpanzees—a species that had fascinated her for two decades and that she’d studied only in captivity. It was July of 2016, and Dunphy-Lelii had just started her sabbatical, with a $5,200 grant from the Bard Research Fund. In Uganda for five months, she hoped to collect observational data on the Ngogo community of chimpanzees, the largest in the world, and to contribute to a larger, longitudinal project assessing how juvenile males transition into sexually and socially mature roles. Of course, fieldwork hardly ever goes as planned, and Dunphy-Lelii, as flexible as most other higher primates, happily adjusted her expectations as ground conditions changed. A seasoned experimentalist, Dunphy-Lelii studies how children’s thinking and problem-solving skills change over the first six years of life. One of her central interests is what’s known as theory of mind, which addresses how we use self-awareness to infer the intentions and desires of others—a skill critical to social functioning. To that end, she and her students, in a toy-filled room on the second floor of Preston Hall, meticulously design studies—to be administered in environments that are intentionally boring—that parse how and when children imitate others, how they perceive their body size relative to objects and adults, and how they develop awareness of others’ perceptions. What does this look like? Imagine a three-year-old at a small table, then add such props as small dolls, balls to be hidden, stickers, foam-core blocks, and a roofless, maze-like house that is used with a script: “Look at where Sally is standing in this house. Now look at Anne. Does Sally know where Anne is standing?” The daughter of an English teacher at a Quaker high school and a Ph.D. psychologist who worked as a college administrator, DunphyLelii grew up around Philadelphia and studied developmental psychology at Penn State University. She lucked into a summer internship at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute, cofounded by the psychologist and primate researcher Roger Fouts,
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at Central Washington University. There she learned to prepare chimp food, clean enclosures, and—crucially—code chimpanzee behavior (translating observations into numerical form for quantitative analysis). After graduation, she worked in Daniel Povinelli’s Cognitive Evolution Group at the University of Louisiana, where she designed and executed studies of the social cognitive performance of chimps and young children. In graduate school at the University of Michigan, she planned to continue studying both chimps and children, but in part because the dance cards of the chimps she hoped to work with at Povinelli’s lab were filled with other researchers’ names, she decided to return to working with young children—same topic, different species—for her graduate training. “Saying that I was just going to get a degree working with children and leave the primates behind was one of the most difficult decisions in my life,” Dunphy-Lelii says with evident sorrow. But she never quit hoping she’d reunite with chimpanzees in her future. Why do developmental psychologists study great apes? Because chimps, gorillas, and orangutans share a common ancestor with humans. And if researchers can pinpoint what cognitive skills all four species share, and which are unique to a species, they can figure out when these abilities emerged over the course of evolution. “So it’s really about what competencies did we develop, and why, and in what context,” Dunphy-Lelii explains. At about age four, she continues, most children start to develop a theory of mind, which includes the ability to reason about unobservable things. They also start to understand that people may act according to false beliefs. For example, a child will understand why someone else may search in a basket for a sock that only the child knows has been moved to a closet. Chimps have no apparent problem reckoning others’ mental states when they align with reality, but until quite recently scientists believed chimps were unable to predict others’ behavior in contexts when those actors are misguided. (Evidence for this ability is disputed.) Just like human children, chimps are good at some kinds of reasoning but not others. “That’s of theoretical interest,” Dunphy-Lelii says. “Do children have to get good at X before getting good at Y? Is it a building block? If chimps have Y but not X, maybe not.” Such knowledge is especially useful for understanding atypical children,
Penelope and her infant, Ngogo community, Kibale National Park, Uganda
photo Kevin Langergraber/Ngogo Chimpanzee Project
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specifically those with autism. It’s been known for some time that children with autism, as a group, struggle with theory of mind. And if a child can’t understand other people’s beliefs or thoughts, he or she has a difficult time interacting with others. “If we want to work on ways to support that social development early,” Dunphy-Lelii says, “where do we start? What are the building blocks of theory of mind? It is practically useful to track and actually test precursors to developmental problems downstream.” For example, what if children with autism have a fundamental difference in brain architecture related to theory of mind? Is there a work-around? “We know that chimps don’t solve the Sally/Anne problem”—a standard tool for assessing a person’s ability to attribute false beliefs to others—“and yet they are very sophisticated socially. So, what are the competencies that allow them to be successful in that way, even though they are failing like mad at tasks a three-year-old human can do easily? Chimps provide us with an alternative model.” The Ngogo Chimpanzee Project has, for more than 20 years, supported continuous ecological research on a habituated chimpanzee population that now numbers more than 200. The chimps forage and patrol roughly 11 square miles of mountainous terrain in a forest stuffed with 70 mammalian species (including 12 other primates), 375 bird species, and 229 types of trees. The rudimentary field station, which has limited, battery-powered electricity and intermittent Internet, consists of a handful of wooden buildings and a central clearing ringed by three corrugated metal roofs, under which visitors pitch their tents. Dunphy-Lelii was invited to visit Ngogo by board member John Mitani, and she arrived in Uganda lugging a brand new six-person tent and a solar lamp. Almost immediately, she realized that her white dome was a rookie mistake: it practically glowed in the dark and it provided scant privacy, at least when the fly was off. But DunphyLelii, who was diffident about roughing it, grew to love her nylon nest. After spending 10-hour days dodging “weird, rashy caterpillars” and rivers of biting ants that climbed inside pant legs, tripping over roots, wringing out sodden socks, and failing to accurately identify animals she had collected data on, the tent became a sanctuary. “You are under siege all day in the forest, so it was nice to zip yourself in. Everything else is out there, and I am in here.” One night, that proposition was sorely tested. The sound of someone sandpapering her tent woke Dunphy-Lelii from a deep slumber. She sat up but, oddly, couldn’t see out: a sheet of safari ants, creatures known to consume adult rats, had covered her entire dome. Dunphy-Lelii hunkered down, praying her zippers were tight. But a colleague, not realizing her tent was also under attack, made an illtimed visit to the pit latrine—a mistake that left her removing stinging ants for the next month. The entomological challenges even extended to laundry: clothes left to dry in glimpses of sun—instead of a screened cage—attracted mango flies, which lay their eggs in damp textiles. The eggs hatched into larvae that burrowed under
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researchers’ skin, forming itchy welts and driving hosts to dig out the inch-long offenders with the point of a knife. Eventually, Dunphy-Lelii got her forest legs: she quit falling so much, quit freaking out about insects, and got better at recognizing individual chimps. But she wasn’t perfect at it, and so could not responsibly contribute to Ngogo’s ongoing anthropological studies, which examine male aggression against males, how hormones relate to behavior, and why so many babies in this community—25 percent—have non-alpha fathers. (In Jane Goodall’s Gombe Stream Research Centre, in Tanzania, non-alpha chimps father less than 10 percent of babies.) Instead, Dunphy-Lelii would ask a developmental question based on the chimpanzee “pant-grunt,” a cough-like vocalization used to greet higher-ranking animals. “But the greeting is very flexible,” Dunphy-Lelii says, “and if the hierarchy changes, adults don’t do it.” For example, if two males fight, the winner would no longer greet the loser. Dunphy-Lelii wanted to figure out at what age infants, who initially greet everyone, learn that it isn’t always required. And when do young animals realize that the pant-grunt can provide information about a third party? “Say there are two adult chimps out there, and an infant observes a greeting. The infant should be able to know which is ranked higher, based on who greeted whom. And therefore, they can predict some social interactions, like ‘Whom am I going to get something from?’ Probably the lower one. If there is a fight, ‘Whom should I seek shelter from?’ The higher one.” To gather data, Dunphy-Lelii spent long days locating and then following mothers with babies, listening for grunts and noting their social context. She found the experience humbling. “The chimps are always partially obscured,” she says. “I’d wait all day to encounter a female, so I could see if she greeted a male. And at the exact moment they met, she’d walk behind a bush. Or the male would be distracted by an insect at the very moment they’d ordinarily greet, or the infant would fall off his mother right then. I’d go a week without a single valid data point. But that’s the beauty of doing studies with ecological validity”—the extent to which their findings can be generalized to real-life settings. “This is how chimps live, and this is the messy environment in which they learned how to greet or learned language at some point: a place where you can’t see anything half the time. You can test them in a lab, where everybody has a perfect sightline all the time, but what does that really say about the context in which they evolved?” Dunphy-Lelii does not observe children in the wild. She conducts experiments under controlled conditions in area nursery schools and at Bard’s Child Development Project, stationed in Preston, which studies the development of early childhood thinking using volunteers from the community. After discussing with her students, sometimes for months, a study’s design and methodology, she produces a script. “I could send you in there with this and you’d do it perfectly,” she says, handing a visitor the one-page script for a towerbuilding exercise that tests whether children affiliate with adults by
Sarah Dunphy-Lelii, Kibale National Park, Uganda
unconsciously imitating their gestures. Internal validity—showing that X and only X caused Y—can be laborious to achieve. “To have perfect internal validity is super compelling, and you can go way down a rabbit hole designing that. But then at the end you ask, ‘Okay, but what is that actually saying about the nature of human relationships? What does it say about what children were evolved to do in the world?’” And that’s why it’s instructive to study our closest relatives in the wild. After spending so much time among free-living chimpanzees, Dunphy-Lelii returned from her sabbatical this past January newly ambivalent about working with, or even visiting, chimps in captivity. “In the wild, chimps are never still,” she says. “They travel all day and have extremely rich lives. In captivity, chimps have no place to go. I don’t want to see them like that.” Eager to catch up on the reading and writing she couldn’t pursue in her tent, Dunphy-Lelii took a leave of absence this past spring and settled in Austin. She began to revise her standard courses and develop a new Upper College seminar on wild chimpanzee social cognition, which she expects will attract students from psychology, biol-
ogy, anthropology, philosophy, and the artificial-intelligence branch of computer sciences. Asked if she’d like to return to the field site in Uganda, DunphyLelii is unequivocal. “I’d love to,” she says with a grin. She’d be thrilled by the opportunity to observe chimps day after day, she says, to dive more fully into juveniles’ understanding of third-party relationships, and even to clamber back into her cozy tent. But a short-term visit isn’t what she has in mind. “If I had the opportunity, I wouldn’t wish to go back for fewer than four months,” she says. It takes that long to learn the chimpanzees’ names, of course. “And it takes that long to ease back into the simplicity—and the beauty—of living in the forest.” Elizabeth Royte ’81 is a science journalist who has written for Harper’s, National Geographic, Outside, and the New York Times Magazine, among other national publications. She is the author of Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash; Bottlemania: Big Business, Local Springs, and the Battle over America’s Drinking Water; and The Tapir’s Morning Bath.
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Carolee Schneemann ’59, from the photo series Eye Body: 36 Transformative Actions for camera, 1963 Photos by Erró
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Printed with permission of Carolee Schneemann and P.P.O.W Gallery, New York
carolee schneemann ’59
golden lioness by Mikhail Horowitz
In her art, as in her life, Carolee Schneemann ’59 has always had the heart of a lioness. Her work—in its willingness to challenge patriarchal assumptions; its unflinchingly honest and unabashedly joyful expression of sexuality; its insistence on bearing witness to the harsh realities of war and human suffering; and its enthusiastic embrace of new forms, new tools, and new media—may be likened to a sustained, full-throated roar. Which makes it more than fitting that last May she was literally lionized, when the 2017 Venice Biennale bestowed upon her its Golden Lion award in recognition of her life’s work. And what a wild, vigorous, daring, vibrant, and fearless body of work it is. Her earliest paintings, which married abstraction and figuration, gave rise to complex assemblages; then came the trailblazing performances that extended her canvas to include her body, and strong forays into film, video, and photography. Through her disciplined delvings into nearly every imaginable form of image making, Schneemann has been a major influence on the multitude of contemporary artists working with hybrid forms, as well as a lodestar for every woman artist who has dared to make the personal political by asserting control over the free expression of her singular sense of eros. For all that, Schneemann is quick to shift the focus away from her biography and back to the art. “It’s not the self, it’s the work,” she avers. “In our culture, people are always personifying . . . [they feel compelled to] dramatize any kind of acknowledgment. But the real acknowledgment comes through the work and what it transmutes.” With the Golden Lion award and major exhibitions in London, Frankfurt, and at MoMA PS1 in New York City, 2017 has been an annus mirabilis for Schneemann. But such acclaim was not always forthcoming. “I was never supported in my work,” Schneemann says, remembering her days in the artistic ferment that was New York in the early 1960s. “At various times a courageous curator or gallery owner would show the work, but that was pretty rare.” What sustained her, she says, was her partnership with James Tenney, then a striving musician and later an influential composer and music theorist. “Our life together was quite equitable. That kind of shared struggle was solid, confirmative—[we were] making some neglected part of the culture come to life.” But prior to her partnership with Tenney, and her emergence as one of the key figures in Manhattan’s downtown avant-garde community, was the time she spent in Annandale. “Bard saved my life,” says Schneemann. “My dad wouldn’t send me to college, he wanted to send me to typing school. I was so anxious to escape.”
That escape was abetted by a sympathetic teacher, who handed Schneemann a piece of paper with the names of three colleges written on it: Antioch, Goddard, and Bard. She applied to Bard, but her father refused to fill out the financial aid forms. The deus ex machina was “a handsome man who looked like Gary Cooper—it was Buzz Gummere, Bard’s admissions officer,” who showed up one day at Schneemann’s high school. Thanks to Gummere’s intervention, Schneemann was given a scholarship that provided free room, board, and tuition. That Gummere made a wise investment was borne out 57 years later, in 2012, when Schneemann received Bard’s Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters. Although Schneemann found Bard to be “enlivening and enriching,” unfortunately, like most institutions in the late 1950s, it was also tainted by sexism. Noting that she “never had a woman teacher,” Schneemann recalls that one of her professors informed her that Virginia Woolf, “who astonished me and changed my sense of everything in my future,” was a trivial writer; another would not permit her to write a paper about Simone de Beauvoir. Even so, she considers her time at Bard to have been well spent, and she continues to be actively engaged with the College community, most often as a visiting artist with the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. An especially memorable occasion was a lecture she delivered in 2015. Having recently had a hip replaced, she made a grand entrance into Weis Cinema in a wheelchair wrapped in white paper tied up with a red ribbon. Her talk held the standing-room-only crowd in rapt attention for more than an hour. The following pages offer a mini-glimpse into the amazingly diverse body of work that Schneemann has produced over the past six decades—work that consistently “transcends the boundaries of media,” according to Sabine Breitwieser, curator of Kinetic Painting, the Schneemann retrospective at Museum der Moderne Salzburg, which travels to MoMA PS1 this fall. Schneemann says this landmark retrospective, the first in the United States dedicated to her work, is not about looking back; “it’s bringing forward.” Which is to say that Schneemann’s work never acquires a patina of rust or dust, but ceaselessly builds upon itself, always exploring, expanding, experimenting, and engaging in its vital dialogue with the present moment. Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting runs through March 11, 2018, at MoMA PS1 in Manhattan. A fully illustrated monograph exploring Schneemann’s career accompanies the exhibition.
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Above Summer I (Honey Suckle), 1958 Oil on canvas
Right Sir Henry Francis Taylor, 1961 Oil paint, photographs, underpants, plaster, swing, glass, Masonite panel Courtesy of the artist, P.P.O.W, and Hales Gallery
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Up to and Including Her Limits, 1976 Performance and installation Studiogalerie Berlin Photo: Henrick Gaard
Dust series, 1983â€“86 Assemblages Ink, ashes, acrylic paint, string, vegetable dye, glass particles, photograph on fabric, green circuit board on heavy rag paper
Above right Up to and Including Her Limits, 1976 Performance and installation The Kitchen, New York City Photo: Jill Lynne
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This page Mortal Coils, 1994–95 Multimedia installation Four 35mm slide projector units with motorized mirror systems, 15 motorized Manila ropes suspended and revolving from ceiling units, and “In Memoriams” wall scroll text
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Precarious, 2009 Video installation
Flange 6rpm, 2011–13 Mulitmedia installation Foundry-poured aluminum sculptures, motors (6 rpm), and video projection (color, silent, loop)
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uncovering the forgotten history of ward manor
soldiers of the common good by Emily Majer ’95 and Gretta Tritch Roman
The funeral of the first person to come to end of life in the Ward Manor household was to me a gloomy, depressing affair. I had called in a local clergyman to conduct the services. He made them interminably long and gave much admonition to the assembled living. From then on I chose, whenever possible, to conduct such services myself. Weather permitting, I use the hour of sunset, in the little cemetery we have ourselves created among pines and cedars. As part of the service, taps are sounded. To a listener who once remarked to me that taps were played only for soldiers, I replied, “Yes, I know, but I think of these folks as soldiers of the common good.” —William H. Matthews, Adventures in Giving At the northwest corner of the Bard campus, the gray stone, Tudorstyle Ward Manor residence hall occupies a site that has served as a refuge and retreat since the late 18th century. It has also been the receptacle for a variety of myths and legends, such as the mansion having been a lunatic asylum and that there was a morgue in the basement. The actual history is much more compelling, and in the last year and a half, Bard’s Experimental Humanities (EH) program has teamed up with Historic Red Hook and Bard’s Buildings and Grounds department to illuminate Manor’s pre-Bard history as a model progressive retirement community. The nexus of the collaborative project is an overgrown cemetery in the Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area, once part of a 1,000-acre estate that also included Bard’s north campus. The project documents and maps the final resting place of many residents of the retirement home. In researching their stories, a narrative emerges that highlights an inspiring, multigenerational community based on an ethos of altruism and respect toward all. Three Hudson River estates established at the turn of the 19th century by members of the Livingston family now make up Bard’s campus: Montgomery Place, Blithewood, and Ward Manor. In 1790, General John Armstrong, aide-de-camp to General Horatio Gates at the battle of Saratoga, purchased property from the estate of Abraham Van Benthuysen, whose family had owned most of what is today the town of Red Hook, and built a handsome brick house called the Meadows where Ward Manor currently stands. Armstrong’s wife, Alida Livingston, was the younger sister of Janet Livingston Montgomery, whose monument to her husband (the hero of the battle of Quebec) was Montgomery Place. In 1795, the Armstrongs left the Meadows and built another house, called Mill Hill, on the site where Blithewood stands now. map Donna Matthews Collection, Bard College Archives
The Meadows, renamed by subsequent owners Deveaux Park and Almont, burned in 1877 and stood in ruins into the 20th century. It was purchased in 1906 by Cord Meyer, a housing developer from Queens, who mined the site for timber. In 1913, shortly after his 21st birthday, when lawsuits over the $7 million estate he inherited were settled, Louis Gordon Hamersley bought the property from Meyer and set about acquiring adjoining parcels to the north and Cruger Island, ultimately amassing 1,000 acres. Hamersley contracted with the architectural firm of Hoppin and Koen, which had designed the Church of the Messiah in Rhinebeck in 1897; Edith Wharton’s home—The Mount—in Lenox, Massachusetts, in 1900; Blithewood in 1901; and the Morton Library in Rhinecliff in 1905, along with grand residences on Long Island and in Newport, Rhode Island. The cost of the new house was estimated at $70,000 ($1.7 million in 2017 dollars). In December 1916, Hamersley threw a party to celebrate the completion of his state-ofthe-art cow and horse barn. This barn still stands (barely) on the road to the canoe launch in Tivoli Bays. The party was catered by a restaurant in Manhattan, and attendees twirled on a $2,000 dance floor installed for the night. Guests were bunked dormitory style in the newly completed “cottage” and gatehouse. After graduating from Harvard University that spring, Hamersley enlisted for World War I, serving in France between 1917 and 1919. Upon returning, his enthusiasm for rural life had dimmed. He was drawn to the flashier social scene of Long Island and established himself at Sands Point, where he became a noted yachtsman and speedboat racer. In 1926 he had the fastest boat in the country, the all-aluminum Cigarette IV. Except for the 1916 party and two events held for World War I veterans on Cruger Island, the only inhabitants of the site were caretakers and tenant farmers who maintained the farm operations at the north end of the estate. In 1924, Almont was put up for sale. (A) handsome gray stone residence with light sandstone trim in the Tudor style, standing on a balustraded terrace in a setting of stately trees. It has the marked advantage of comfortable size, not too large for a family of moderate numbers. The main floor contains a large living room, dining room, library and den, all high-paneled in rich oak with finely decorative ceilings. The second floor consists of five master bedrooms and four tiled baths. On the third are two guest rooms connected by a tiled bath, and two bachelor rooms with a shower. The soldiers of the common good 19
north wing contains ample service quarters, baths and storage space. The cellar is airy and dry. Beneath the tiled terrace a squash court is installed. —Kenneth Ives & Co., real estate brokers In August 1925, William B. Ward, through the Robert Boyd Ward Fund, purchased the entire 1,000-acre property and conveyed it, along with $1 million, to the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor (AICP) “for the establishment and maintenance of a home for the aged, a home for convalescents, and summer outing camps.” Robert Boyd Ward, William’s father, came from a line of bakers. He started his own company in 1878 and, with his younger brother, opened bakeries in Pittsburgh; Cleveland; Providence, Rhode Island; and Cambridge, Massachusetts, before coming to New York City. By 1914, the Ward Baking Company was the largest in America. When Ward died, in 1915, he was memorialized by Bakers Review as “one of the strongest personalities in the whole baking trade . . . known for his progressive ideals” and “a true and clean sportsman as well as businessman.” He had been vice president of two banks in Pittsburgh and the vice president of the Federal League of Baseball Clubs, a third major league that competed with the American and National Leagues from 1913 to 1915. William Matthews, director of family services for the AICP, recalled his initial meeting with William Ward: “(he) told me that he had just purchased a large estate in Dutchess County and that he had a wish, as a memorial to his father . . . to turn it into a home for elderly people desirous of and in need of such a home.” In 1916, a Mr. W. P. Day of Germantown, New York, contacted Matthews upon the death of his mother, an invalid he had looked after for many years. Day recalled his mother saying, “There must be many old people who have no one to care for them as you care for me,” and in that spirit, he offered his house to the AICP for use as a summer retreat for elderly people. That enterprise, called the Sunset Lodge, served as a prototype for Ward Manor, which received its first guests on June 11, 1926. There were no restrictions of race or religion. There was no fee. The philosophy was to provide a family-like setting where elderly individuals would be valued and treated with respect. The credo, installed on a plaque above a doorway in the dining room, is a quote from Shelley: You must come home with me and be my guest. You will give joy to me and I will do all that is in my power to honor you. Matthews believed that discontent and unhappiness come from idleness, but that useful occupation produces their opposites. To that end, guests were encouraged to participate in the workings of the household in whatever capacity they could—whether picking flowers in the garden or tending the canaries in the sunroom. The entire property was put to use. On Cruger Island, material from the old Cruger mansion was salvaged to build a camp for at-risk boys ages 20 uncovering the forgotten history of ward manor
14 to 17. Farmhouses and barns, including the White House, Overhill, Greybarns, and a grand Italianate Victorian called the Homestead (now Ham House), provided lodging for girls 8 to 17. Sunset Lodge housed older people for summer respite. Hamersley’s farm superintendent’s house became Ward Lea, a refuge for underemployed women. Additionally, 18 small vacation bungalows were constructed, scattered through the woods near the north end of the property. These housekeeping cottages, named for Manhattan hotels—the Ritz, the Sherry-Netherland, the Pennsylvania—were let to working families for two-week stints at a nominal rate. Campers played on the ball fields behind Manor and the Sunset Lodge, and put on plays and other performances—which elderly residents attended—at various sites around the property. Gardens west of the manor grew produce for the kitchens under the care of Manor House residents, with the young boys staying on Cruger Island often helping with weeding. Pigs and cows pastured to the north. One of the cattle barns was a regular venue for Saturday evening gatherings. Against the newly filled haymows at each end of the barn floor the older folks sit. With eyes and faces alight with wonder and laughter they watch boys and girls perform in country circus and comedies of their own invention. Later in the evenings, when the orchestra music has helped to banish thought of age and fear of rheumatism, one sees the old mingled with the young on the dance floor. . . . Here truly is youth play-mating with age in one household. —William H. Matthews, In and About a Grey Stone Manor House Matthews remained active in the operation of Ward Manor until his death in 1946. His passion and personality, along with the relationships he built throughout his career in service, had kept Ward Manor going strong. Without him, it became harder to sustain. In 1960 Central Hudson Gas and Electric purchased about 90 percent of the property, intending to build a nuclear power plant on Cruger Island. Thanks to public outcry the plant was never built. (The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation [DEC] purchased the land from Central Hudson in 1981.) In 1963, Bard bought the remaining southern 90 acres, including Manor, Robbins, and the Gatehouse, for $400,000 (just over $3 million in today’s dollars). Enrollment in the College through World War II had been under 150 students, but doubled after the war. By 1963 Bard had 430 students. This purchase, along with the Blithewood acquisition around 1950, vastly expanded the campus from its original 18 acres to 545. Bard President Reamer Kline said at the time, “The property is of great beauty, and has long been of importance in the life of the midHudson Valley. The new facilities will permit Bard to become a college of 550 students. Educational authorities currently agree that the small liberal arts college today needs to be of at least this size, if it is to maintain a strong program of instruction in the principal academic fields.” Manor House now serves as dorm space for 71 students, also housing Bard Music Festival offices and the college radio station,
WXBC. Over 225 years, the name of the property has changed, but the view of the Catskills has not, and neither has its essential purpose as place of respite and reflection. Many on campus are surprised to learn of Manor’s former life as a progressive retirement home. Likewise, few know of the cemetery that is only a short walk from parking lots at the north edge of campus. This was certainly true in the early 2000s, when Richard Griffiths, then director of Bard’s Physical Plant, received a letter from a gentleman in California who was looking for his mother’s grave. The son knew his mother had resided at Ward Manor and assumed she was buried on campus since Bard owned the mansion. Not knowing anything about a Ward Manor cemetery, Griffiths consulted Randy Clum, director of Bard’s Buildings and Grounds. Although Clum was equally perplexed, Tivoli resident and B-and-G employee Arty Lemon pointed the two directors to a small cemetery in the southern section of Tivoli Bays. When the brush and undergrowth that had taken over this small hidden site was cleared, most of the revealed graves were sunken and the plaques that marked each resting place had been covered by several inches of dirt and, in some instances, networks of tree roots. Griffiths documented the names on about 80 of the grave markers, and before his death in 2006 he asked Clum and James Brudvig, vice president for finance and administration, to continue to look after the cemetery. In the summer of 2016, Clum and his crew cleared the area again after gaining permission from the DEC to maintain the site. He contacted the New York State Historic Preservation Office to list the cemetery in its Cultural Resource Information System. In partnership with Bard Archivist Helene Tieger ’85, the project to document the cemetery began in earnest. Tieger and Emily Majer ’95 went to Columbia University to visit the archives of the Community Service Society (CSS), which subsumed the AICP in 1939. There they found, among other documents, individual dossiers on Ward Manor residents the CSS made in 1958 as it considered selling the estate. The records detail the lives of residents, noting their histories, health, and possibilities for future relocation. Students transcribed these records and checked the names against the list of those whose grave markers Griffiths had documented. Over the summer the documentation team worked to uncover the buried grave markers, with the expectation that Griffiths’s list was fairly complete. It was a surprise, then, when volunteer Joe Zenovic, Red Hook resident and subterranean sleuth, brought his metal detector to the site and flagged 177 markers across nine rows. Students searched census records and obituaries to begin building a database of those buried in the cemetery, using Griffiths’s list, the CSS archives, and the markers as they were uncovered. In fall 2016, Susan Fox Rogers, visiting associate professor of writing, and Gretta Tritch Roman, coordinator of the Digital History Lab, joined the efforts to continue uncovering markers and researching the people buried there. Working for the lab, Anne Comer ’19, Qingxuan “Helen” Han ’19, and Shane Ciancanelli ’18 assisted in revealing and documenting the markers. Comer, as the lead student lab assistant, continued
researching and adding to the database through the school year as names were uncovered. With the Digital History Lab, the documentation project has expanded in scope to use the research and database to create a public website. The central feature of this website will be an interactive map of the Ward Manor cemetery that will mark the individual graves and include the stories of those buried there. The aim of this project is not only to record their names but also to bring their pasts into our present. The website for the documentation project currently lists only the phases of the work, yet it was enough to attract an inquiry. A woman from New York City had been searching for the resting place of her great-grandfather, Herman Stocker. Her mother, 98, told her that she remembered he had gone someplace upstate after his daughter could no longer care for him. She believed it was Ward Manor, but did not know. The mystery was solved at last: Stocker’s name was on Griffiths’s list, and the students had already completed research that included his obituary from 1941. When Stocker’s marker is uncovered, his great-granddaughter will be invited to visit his grave. As the documentation team continues work on the project, other stories of Ward Manor’s history have also emerged to help enrich the narrative of this utopian community. Long-term residents of Red Hook remember Ward Manor as a retirement home and summer camp, and frequently mention their memories of visiting the estate, especially in the summer months to go swimming in the large community pool. In a series of oral history interviews, the team is recording these memories, including those of William Matthews’s granddaughter, who lives in Tivoli, to populate other portions of the interactive map. Additionally, William Matthews wrote about Ward Manor in his memoir, Adventures in Giving (1939), and in his book about Manor House. Excerpts from these recollections as well as historic photographs will also be added to the map to animate this largely forgotten landscape. Providing this public face to the project may help descendants find the final resting place of their loved ones, but it also invites in other audiences, both familiar with and new to Ward Manor’s longer story. The cemetery, as a site of memory, unifies the numerous histories of the people who have lived on this estate, bridging generations and life events from childhood to twilight years. Their stories likewise point to a history of selflessness and civility as a realistic vision. Performing the research has brought Bard students into conversation with that past as well as with local residents who remember it. Ward Manor is, once again, a site of communion for people who may have never interacted with one another were it not for this landscape—a landscape that has inspired a new generation of “soldiers for the common good.”
Emily Majer ’95 is assistant to the Red Hook historian and a Historic Red Hook trustee; Gretta Tritch Roman is digital projects coordinator for Experimental Humanities and coordinator of the Digital History Lab.
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peter sourian, 1933–2017
Teaching Belief by Robert Kelly, Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature To my sorrow, Peter Sourian is dead. My sorrow is greater because I was traveling on the Monday of his burial, so I couldn’t even say goodbye to him on Bard’s holy little hill, where he’ll keep company with all too many of his friends and mine. Peter came to Bard in 1965 and taught here until his retirement in 2010. He was the author of three novels, Miri (1957), The Best and Worst of Times (1961), and The Gate (1965), and a book of essays and criticism, At the French Embassy in Sofia (1992), as well as a collection of short stories, Supper Among Strangers, the first volume of his work to be published in Armenian (2010). One of his short stories, “Death of an Art Dealer,” is included in Forgotten Bread (2012), an anthology of first-generation Armenian writers edited by David Kherdian. Over
the years Peter wrote dozens of articles and pieces of criticism on various subjects for the New York Times, The Nation (where he was the television and film critic), Commonweal, Playboy, Ararat, and the Transatlantic Review, among others. Peter concerned himself with the mainstream, wanted his writing to find its readers along the great flow from Balzac and Stendhal. I aspired to the gutter—of vers libre and prose poems, language experiments; the gutter I was confident would magically flow uphill to Parnassus. So we had little common ground in terms of current literature, and spoke little about it. And of each other’s work we did not speak at all. The small Sicilian village where I grew up, Brooklyn, taught me that men do not discuss one another’s wives, and seldom mention their own. But what a colleague he was! Cautious, courteous, helpful without interfering, prompt, articulate. In his manners, perhaps
photo Will Faller, Bard College Archives
inherited from Armenian forebears or Gallic upbringing, he represented the few positive things we cherish in the patriarchal tradition: calm nonassertive authority, a sense of being everywhere at home, a feeling of belonging, which is the opposite of the hysterical sense of entitlement that many of us afflict ourelves and others with. He knew who he was, so he could step aside. As President Leon Botstein wrote to the community, “No teacher or colleague at Bard has shown such passion, determination, humor, and kindness with such drama, courage, fearlessness, and affection. We will miss him, and we will never forget the intensity and warmth of his presence as a colleague, friend, and teacher.” And many generations of students will long remember two of his most popular courses, Cultural Reportage and Writers’ Workshop. One on whom he made a profound impact was John Katzenbach ’72, author of 14 novels, four of which have been made into movies, and one acclaimed nonfiction book. “I was a sophomore and Peter, to my astonishment, let me enroll in Writers’ Workshop, which was usually reserved for juniors and seniors. Three weeks into the semester everyone handed in their first short story. Peter took them home with him and we all waited for the expected prose evisceration. At the following class we nervously filed in. Without greeting or introduction, Peter started reading aloud. A sentence in, I realized it was my story. I sat frozen as he made his way through it. He finished and asked, ‘What do you think?’ Several hands went up and Peter nodded. ‘Well,’ began a student who went on to acclaim as a poet, ‘Perhaps if the writer had done. . . .’ That was as far as he got. Peter slammed his hand down on the wooden table. He grabbed the loose sheets of paper and waved them wildly in the air. ‘This!’ he blasted out, ‘This is how you write! This is how you use words to create images and impact emotions! This is a great story!’ And then he handed it directly to me. It was then—and it remains today—my proudest moment as a writer. What Peter delivered in that moment was belief. And really, there is nothing greater a teacher can provide any student.” Such a graceful, witty, unflappable fellow Peter was. His huge voice, quick shambling gait, his prospector’s smile, all revealed an eager man, a man eager to find the good in people and in circumstances. I fear we all know how rare that eagerness is in academic life. And how much we will miss that paragon of civility.
Broad Shoulders, Broad Mind by Franz R. Kempf, Professor of German A writer of exquisite prose in English and of witty poetry in French, Peter Sourian was a true Bardian. For him, writing and thinking and the teaching of writing and thinking were a way of life. He simply had to teach. Exhilarating and transformative, a course with Peter was an intense exercise of intellectual rigor and oratory eloquence. The students did not just love him but revered him. The door to his office was always open, and the mantra was: Come in, sit down. And: Call
me. No e-mail. Peter wanted to hear your voice. Its timbre told him as much as, if not more than, your words. A virtuoso on the piano, he had the fine ear of a musician. And Peter had to write. There were, of course, his early novels, published to critical acclaim, as well as his later collections of short stories and essays. He was a prolific contributor to newspapers and magazines, notable among them The Nation. But there are also three unpublished novels. His imagination was boundless, and he practiced a scrupulous ethics of writing. To tell his story compellingly, he had to experience, vicariously, the struggles and the pleasures and pains of his characters. And to do so meant, alas sometimes in Faustian fashion, to strive for le mot juste in order to articulate and probe a character’s conflicted but also emblematic psyche or state of mind. As much as he cherished the uniqueness of the individual, a “man with qualities” like Peter himself, the particular always evoked the universal. That is why he taught Cultural Reportage and Divisional Seminar, Writer’s Workshop and First-Year Seminar. That is why, in his masterly preface to the English translation of Franz Werfel’s The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, he points to the universality of one people’s genocide by quoting Werfel, “Les Arméniens c’est moi.” As opinionated as Peter was, he was also profoundly tolerant, except when it came to the Armenian tragedy: there he showed no leniency. Yet, the writer in him must have welcomed the opportunity to quote in French, for it helped him keep the apocalyptic event at arm’s length. Peter was not only an activist for the recognition and the memory of the Armenian genocide but also for matters concerning the Armenian community in New York City. In his retirement he became an honorary member of the Armenian Writers’ Union, and he was very proud of the Armenian translations of his works of fiction. A picture taken on one of his visits to Armenia shows him standing in front of the large and elaborate doorway to the Gandzasar Monastery, and it is not quite clear whether the portal towers over him or he over the portal. Yes, he was a giant of a man, broad-shouldered yet also broad-minded. What are we going to do without Peter roaming the campus, searching, with unfeigned curiosity in his eyes, for an interlocutor who would engage in the back-and-forth of a conversation that would invariably turn from tidbits to the zeitgeist, present and past, here and there? The urban, cosmopolitan intellectual from New York City who sat on awards committees for national literary prizes and who knew Kurt Wolff, Norman Mailer, and Hannah Arendt and was interested in you? Peter Sourian, who died at the age of 84, did indeed care for you—just as he cared for Bard, cared for it beyond measure, and cherished it in his heart. Now that he is, fittingly, interred here at Bard, don’t be surprised if you encounter his spirit trying to strike up a conversation.
Peter Sourian died on April 27, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Eve, their son, Mark, and daughter, Delphine.
by Cynthia Werthamer
Growing up in Atlanta, James Cox Chambers, chair of the Bard College Board of Trustees, had in his pantheon of heroes three people: Martin Luther King Jr., Hank Aaron, and John Lewis. Chambers said he was “humbled” to introduce Congressman Lewis, going on to say, “I am beyond honored, stupefied, and immensely grateful that I, a Georgian, get to welcome a man who was born in Alabama to be our commencement speaker. A man from Alabama who has been for me, for the South, for our nation, and for this planet, one of the greatest soldiers of peace of all time.” Lewis, an icon of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, applauded the Class of 2017 during his commencement address, then exhorted them to do more: “To each and every one of you receiving a diploma today, I say a congratulations. This is your day. Enjoy it. . . . But tomorrow you must be prepared to roll up your sleeves, because the world is waiting for talented men and women to lead it to a better place.” The Georgia Democrat—a veteran of the 1961 Freedom Rides, 1963 March on Washington, and 1965 Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama—told the class of 421 undergraduate and 133 graduate students that “the words of Martin Luther King Jr. and the actions of Rosa Parks inspired me to find a way to get in the way.” He added, “I got in trouble, but I call it good trouble, necessary trouble. Graduates of the Class of 2017, you must go out and get in trouble, necessary trouble. . . . When you see something that is not right, that is not fair, that is not just, you have a moral obligation, a mission, and a mandate to stand up, speak up, and speak out. Those of us who live on this little planet we call Earth, we have a right to know what is in the food we eat. We have a right to know what is in the water we drink. We have a right to know what is in the air we breathe.” Lewis received an honorary degree during the May 27 ceremony, along with Charles P. Stevenson Jr., chair emeritus of the Bard College Board of Trustees; classics scholar Mary Beard; computer scientist and artist Erik D. Demaine; Brigadier General Cindy R. Jebb of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; painter Brice Marden; and mathematician Karen Saxe ’82 In his charge to the graduates, College President Leon Botstein told the class that its members were graduating “at a moment of unprecedented discontinuity” that offers them the opportunity to further the progress of democracy. Citing a decline in health-care access, quality of education, and economic equality, Botstein said, “I believe the education you’ve received here will arm you to confront this somewhat bleak picture.” 24 commencement 2017
The College, he continued, was founded by John Bard, “a deeply committed Christian” who believed in dedication to democracy as well as faith. Botstein went on to interpret Jesus’s Eight Beatitudes “in a way that gives you direction in how to conduct your lives from the moment you leave this tent.” He recast the blessings as rewards for looking beyond one’s self-interest, for empathy, for respecting the planet and one another, for loving knowledge, for sharing wealth, for creativity, for peacemaking, and for “thinking differently and acting differently.” Botstein concluded, “With these eight secular and quite denatured readings, I admonish you to embrace the same Christian tradition that fundamentalists and conservatives now use against liberals and progressives. . . . Dedicate your life to what is implied by the Beatitudes. They helped shape the virtues that this College is dedicated to. They suggest values that our nation’s politics should uphold.” Around the Globe Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences graduated 45 students receiving Bard bachelor of arts degrees and 10 master of arts in teaching degrees at its East Jerusalem campus on August 29. Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam was the guest speaker. Some 170 students received Bard B.A. degrees at American University of Central Asia during its June 3 commencement at its new campus in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Psychologist Sharon Horne of University of Massachusetts Boston was the featured speaker. Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca addressed some 150 graduates—one-third earning bachelor of arts degrees and the rest receiving associate in arts degrees—at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, on May 20. Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University held ceremonies for 17 B.A. graduates from 12 countries on May 20 at the Ballhaus Pankow. The commencement speaker was journalist and commentator Stephan Detjen. Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Baltimore celebrated its first commencement on June when 27 associate in arts graduates were addressed by Sherrilyn Ifill, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund president and director-counsel. BHSEC Cleveland awarded A.A. degrees to 14 graduates on May 31, while BHSEC Manhattan, Queens, and Newark held their commencement on June 28 for a total of 297 graduates, addressed by Soledad O’Brien, journalist and TV broadcaster. At its 16th commencement, on June 1, the Bard Prison Initiative bestowed associate in arts degrees on 14 students at Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, New York. Criminal justice advocate, jour-
nalist, and Secretary of New York Department of State Rossana Rosado was the speaker. On June 26, the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Smolny College) of St. Petersburg State University held its graduation ceremonies on the campus’s main building. One hundred fifteen received B.A. degrees, eight earned M.A. degrees in curatorial studies, and nine were awarded master of arts degrees in curatorial, critical, and performance studies. Former Massachusetts governor and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis and his wife, Kitty, were commencement speakers at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where 78 students graduated, 55 with master of music degrees, on May 13. On June 21, 13 graduates received M.A.T. degrees in Longy’s Master of Arts in Teaching program in Los Angeles. Bard College Awards Ceremony Botstein summed up the annual awards presentation, held on May 26, 2017, by calling it “a walk, in many ways, through the College’s history.” 1. James H. Ottaway Jr. (left), life trustee, received the Bard Medal, the Bard College Alumni/ae Association’s highest honor.
Author Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie (center) accepted the Mary McCarthy Award, which is given to an intellectual, artist, or writer in recognition of public engagement. 2. The John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science went to Mariana Raykova ’06 (left), a mathematics and computer science major whose research focuses on cryptography and information security. 3. Playwright and screenwriter Nick Jones ’01 (center) earned the Charles Flint Kellogg Award in Arts and Letters. 4. Betsaida Alcantara ’05, vice president of communications and digital for the Anti-Defamation League, accepted the John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service. The Bardian Award, recognizing longtime members of the Bard community, was given to five people who are retiring. 5. Mario J. A. Bick (left), professor of anthropology at Bard since 1970. Associate Professor of Anthropology Diana De G. Brown (right), longtime researcher in Brazilian religion. 6. Marsha Rial Davis (left), head of the Bard Student Health Service for nearly 30 years. 7. Photographer Larry Fink (center), who came to Bard in 1988. 8. Author Norman Manea (left), Francis Flournoy Professor in European Studies and Culture, and writer in residence.
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On and Off Campus Bard Welcomes New Faculty This fall, several distinguished artists and scholars joined the Bard College faculty. Among them is Souleymane Badolo, artist in residence, a dancer, choreographer, and founder of the Burkina Faso–based troupe Kongo Ba Téria, which fuses traditional African and Western contemporary dance. Badolo has appeared in the 2015 BAM Next Wave Festival; created solo projects for Danspace, New York Live Arts, Dance New Amsterdam, Harlem Stage, 92nd Street Y, and New York’s River to River Festival; and was commissioned to create a piece for Philadanco as part of the Apollo Theater’s James Brown: Get on the Good Foot. He won a 2016 Bessie for outstanding production for his piece Yimbégré. Badolo received his M.F.A. from Bennington College and has taught at The New School, Denison University, and Bennington. Elizabeth Barringer, Klemens von Klemperer Hannah Arendt Center Teaching Fellow, received a B.A. from the College of William and Mary, M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and M.A. from UCLA. Her teaching interests include tragedy and politics in Western thought, and literary, scientific, philosophical, and political texts from the 13th century to the start of the 20th century. Her published papers include “Death on the Stage: Hannah Arendt and the Political Appearance of Death,” “A Vocation unto Death: Max Weber and Soldierly Political Life,” and “Marvel’s Recent Unpleasantness,” in Supervillains and Philosophy, part of the Popular Culture and Philosophy series. Rivka Galchen, visiting assistant professor of written arts, is author of the novel
Atmospheric Disturbances, the short story collection American Innovations, and Little Labors, a collection of essays on mothering and literature. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, London Review of Books, Harper’s, and New York Times Magazine; and she is a regular columnist for the New York Times Book Review. Galchen has won a Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars Residency, Guggenheim Fellowship, Rona Jaffe Writers Foundation Prize, and Berlin Prize, among others. She received a B.A. from Princeton University, M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and M.F.A. from Columbia University. Joining the Bard College Conservatory faculty is Pascual Martínez-Forteza (E-flat clarinet). Born in Mallorca, Spain, Martínez-Forteza joined the New York Philharmonic in 2001—the first and only Spanish musician in the orchestra’s history. Prior to his appointment with the Philharmonic, he held tenure with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He is also a faculty member at Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and auxiliary teacher at The Juilliard School. Dael Orlandersmith, visiting artist in residence, is an actress, poet, and playwright. She won an Obie Award in 1996 for her one-woman performance piece Beauty’s Daughter, and was a 2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Yellowman, which was also a Drama Desk Award nominee and winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Other honors include the Whiting Award, Lucille Lortel Playwrights Fellowship, PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award for a playwright in midcareer, Guggenheim Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts grant, and Helen Merrill Emerging Playwrights Award. She has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Princeton University, Yale University, and Voice and Vision Theater.
BARD MUSIC WEST The World of Henry Cowell April 6–7, 2018 Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco
photo Ken Treadway
New Annandale House
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In September, Bard College installed a new two-story building at the intersection of Woods Avenue and Annandale Road, just behind the bus stop in the center of campus. The 946-square-foot structure was designed by Maziar Behrooz Architecture and fabricated out of four repurposed shipping containers by SnapSpace Solutions in Brewer, Maine. “We’re thinking of it as a multiuse collaborative space,” says Dean of Information Services and Director of Libraries Jeff Katz. Designed with versatility and flow in mind, the main classroom becomes an indoor-outdoor space with a 16-foot garage door opening onto an adjacent outdoor gathering area on the south side. A generous grant of $175,000 from the George I. Alden Trust helped make the project possible.
Bard Juniors Earn Gilman Scholarships
Telo Hoy ’19 and Meagan Kenney ’19 have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad for the fall 2017 semester. Hoy, a music major from Santa Fe, New Mexico, was awarded $3,000 to study composition at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavic. Kenney, a mathematics major from Richmond, Virginia, was awarded $4,500 to pursue math and Hungarian language studies at the Budapest Semester in Mathematics. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs, with additional funding available for the study of a critical language overseas. Since 2001, Gilman scholarships have enabled more than 24,000 outstanding Americans of limited financial means to engage in a meaningful educational experience abroad. The late Congressman Gilman, for whom the scholarship is named, served in the House of Representatives for 30 years and chaired the House Foreign Relations Committee. The Gilman Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education.
C Mandler ’18 has won an inaugural GLAAD Rising Star Grant. The annual grants empower LGBTQ youth and support initiatives that champion intersectional LGBTQ issues. Mandler, a double major in philosophy and written arts, manages the Root Cellar, Bard’s student-run music venue. They recently presented at Princeton University’s Compass Philosophy Workshop for women, nonbinary, and trans people in philosophy and is in the process of self-publishing their third book of poetry. Miranda Fey Whitus ’18 was awarded a 2017 Barnabas McHenry Hudson Valley Award from the Open Space Institute for her work in historic preservation. Whitus will research the heritage and history of the Hudson Valley by analyzing the design aesthetic, artistic practices, and material possessions of families who lived on the Montgomery Place estate during the 19th and 20th centuries. Tonery Rogers ’19 is the first Bard student to win a David L. Boren Scholarship. Rogers will receive $20,000 to study Arabic in Jordan. The Boren scholarship is a federal initiative that provides U.S. undergraduate and graduate students with resources and encouragement to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to the future security and stability of our nation. In exchange for funding, Boren Award recipients agree to work in the federal government for a period of at least one year.
Telo Hoy ’19. photo Tasnim Clarke
Meagan Kenney ’19. photo Noah Libby
Middle States Reaccreditation Every 10 years Bard undertakes a self-assessment as part of the reaccreditation process overseen by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Although the exercise requires a look back, it is also a powerful tool to help move the College forward. After a steering committee appointed by President Leon Botstein, completed this year’s campus self-study, MSCHE evaluators—college presidents, financial officers, deans, faculty; essentially a panel of peers—visited the campus for a few days to talk with Bard faculty, staff, students, and administrators. “The evaluators’ charge,” says Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Studies David Shein, “is to make sure we are fulfilling our mission.” The last self-evaluation, in 2007, noted that the College’s mission was “implicit in its day-to-day operations.” Ten years later, the College’s mission is explicit (visit bard.edu/about/mission), concise, and ends with these words: “Bard offers unique opportunities for students and faculty to study, experience, and realize the principle that higher-education institutions can and should operate in the public interest.” “Middle States looks at finances, academics, curriculum, extracurricular student life,” says Shein, “and evaluates whether we are providing the resources to allow us to fulfill our mission.” Botstein writes, in the final report to MSCHE, “The College’s commitment to excellence and equity in education is manifest in its budget, the two largest
C Mandler ’18 photo David-Simon Dayan
Miranda Fey Whitus ’18 photo Tierney Weymueller
Tonery Rogers ’19 photo Annah Heckman
components of which are faculty compensation and student financial aid. Because the College lacks the sort of endowment enjoyed by its peers, to defray annual costs it has relied on generous philanthropic investment by those who share the College’s ambitious vision of the role of higher education in civil society. In order to ensure the sustainability of its important and wide-ranging work, the College is preparing to build an endowment to secure for the long term its educational achievements.” The last decade has been one of growth for the College. The size of the Annandale undergraduate student body has increased by 25 percent; graduate programs have gone from seven to 13; the number of Early Colleges has grown from two to nine; Clemente courses and Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) locations have increased substantially (an outgrowth of BPI, “microcolleges” based in the Care Center in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and the Brooklyn Public Library may serve as a model for similar initiatives); and international campuses and partnerships have expanded to four. Such efforts are the lifeblood of the College. “Bard College,” Botsetin writes, “will continue to create educational opportunities where they are most needed, not where doing so is easy or financially rewarding.” So how does MSCHE think Bard is doing? “They said this is the right model,” says Shein. “It’s hard, but given what we do we’re not going to have a model like a traditional college.” “The way we do things has to reflect what we do,” adds Dean of the College S. Rebecca Thomas. “Middle States recognizes that.” on and off campus 27
Awards and Honors Bard Faculty Recognized Craig Anderson, Wallace Benjamin Flint and L. May Hawver Professor of Chemistry, has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research for Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) Award to support his research project “Metal complexes with benzothiophene and/or NHC ligands: Synthesis and applications,” which incorporates student work. This is Anderson’s third NSF RUI Award and carries an expected total funding of $245,957 from 2017 to 2020. Ian Buruma, Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism, was named editor of the New York Review of Books. Buruma succeeds the late Robert B. Silvers, who received an honarary doctorate from Bard in 2016. M. Elias Dueker, assistant professor of environmental and urban studies, is a project partner of The Hudson River Subwatershed and Tributary (THuRST) Research Network, which received an $11,000 award through Siena College from the Hudson River Estuary Program, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in support of its mission. Hal Haggard, assistant professor of physics, was selected to join the nation’s top young scientists to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields at the Kavli Frontiers of Science 28th Annual Symposium. Haggard has also received an honorary fellowship at the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos at Pennsylvania State University and is a visiting researcher at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada. The International Space Science Institute in Bern, Switzerland, is supporting the international research project “Solving the ExoCartographic Inverse Problem,” of which Haggard is a team member. Ed Halter, visiting assistant professor of film and electronic arts, received the 2017 Carl and Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation award for arts writing in digital art. The $20,000 award is given annually to an emerging arts writer in the United States who demonstrates great promise in writing about digital art and acknowledges sustained and innovative work, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship in articles, books, blogs, and alternative media. Dean of International Studies James P. Ketterer received a U.S. Department of State Federal Assistance Award issued by the U.S. Embassy of Luxembourg for travel to the triennial Transatlantic Dialogue, hosted by the University of Luxembourg and supported by the Council of Europe, European Parliament, and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. Ketterer represented the United States at the European Cultural Parliament Symposium and conducted EducationUSA outreach and cultural diplomacy in the form of media interviews, a jazz master class, and a jazz performance. Artist in Residence Erica Lindsay received a New Jazz Works commission grant from Chamber Music America. Joseph Luzzi, professor of comparative literature, was awarded a Wallace Fellowship at Villa I Tatti, Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, in Florence, Italy, to work on his next book project, “Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’: A Biography.” Lauren Rose, associate professor of mathematics, has won a Math Association of America Tensor Women and Mathematics Grant, funded by the Tensor Foundation, to support a one-year project designed to encourage women from middle schools, high schools, colleges, or universities to study and persist in mathematics. John Ryle, Legrand Ramsey Professor of Anthropology and executive director of the Rift Valley Institute, received support from the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and United States Agency for International Development to support the third phase of the South Sudan Customary Authorities Project. This research and outreach program aims to maintain and diversify previous engagement with traditional leaders—chiefs and elders—and develop a creative response to some of the challenges of operating in South Sudan. Luc Sante, visiting professor of writing and photography, has won the inaugural French Heritage Literary Award for his book The Other Paris. An initiative launched in honor of the French Heritage Society’s 35th anniversary, the
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prize recognizes a work of literary, scholarly, or aesthetic distinction that illuminates for the general public either an important element of French cultural or historical patrimony, or the considerable or noteworthy influence that France, its citizens, and its culture have had in shaping American history, thought, and culture. Frank Scalzo, associate professor of psychology, has won a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship through the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to conduct research at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Scalzo will work on his project “Improving Pharmacy Education by Enhancing a Psychotropic Drugs Course and Modeling the Effects of Nicotine on Exploratory Behavior in Larval Zebrafish,” as well as offer public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage the host and regional communities. The Museum of Modern Art presents the first U.S. survey to encompass Susan Weber Professor in the Arts Stephen Shore’s career in photography. Shore’s show is on view from November 19 through May 28, 2018. Bard Graduate Center Associate Professor Paul Stirton received a $1,500 Getty Library Research Grant to research the papers of German graphic designer Jan Tschichold and Soviet artist-designer El Lissitzky. For more faculty awards and honors, visit bard.edu/doc/events. Support for Bard’s Early Colleges The Bard Early Colleges received a $200,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. This funding supports the development and advancement of shared dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and early college high schools, as well as the College Transfer Office’s work in helping students and parents navigate both the financial aid process and the process of transferring credits, enabling young people to maximize the financial benefit of their tuition-free Bard High School Early College education. Additionally, the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation granted $100,000 to Bard Early College in New Orleans. Funding for BPI The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation granted $100,000 to the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), helping to support BPI in its mission to create the opportunity for incarcerated men and women to earn a Bard College degree while serving their sentences. BPI also received $50,000 from the Marks Family Foundation in support of the satellite at Fishkill Correctional Facility and continued expansion of the reentry program. Appreciation for Arts at Bard The Educational Foundation of America has awarded a $10,000 grant to Bard’s Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. And the Morningstar Foundation awarded $50,000 to Live Arts Bard, the Fisher Center’s residency and commissioning program, which acts as a laboratory for professional artists in theater, dance, and performance to test ideas and develop new projects. Mellon Foundation Supports Bard Graduate Center The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation gave $750,000 to the Bard Graduate Center to continue its Cultures of Conservation curriculum, which the foundation initially funded in 2012 for five years. The grant will help Cultures of Conservation continue to model the best ways of integrating the approaches and insights of objects conservation and materials science with those of academics in the human sciences (anthropology, archaeology, art history, history). Bard’s Center for the Study of the Drone Receives Award The Foundation to Promote Open Society granted $50,000 to the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College, a research and education initiative that looks to expand the public’s understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with the development and proliferation of unmanned technology.
Hire and Higher: Bard’s New Varsity Coaches
New Director of Admission
This fall, Bard Athletics welcomed three new head coaches. Casi DonelanDobbins, head women’s basketball coach, comes to Annandale after four seasons as the top assistant at Oberlin College. Donelan-Dobbins’s master’s degree in teaching will come in handy as she builds a young team toward success in the extremely competitive Liberty League. After seven years as the lead assistant at Trinity College, Brian Praetorius takes over as head coach of the Bard men’s lacrosse team. Praetorius, a native of nearby Saugerties, New York, was instrumental in Trinity’s recent success in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, which is widely considered the best in the country, just ahead of the Liberty League—at least for the moment. And John Weitz is the new head men’s and women’s swim/dive coach and aquatics director. Weitz has a B.A. in political science from Drew University and a master’s in teaching from Montclair State. Bard’s new head coaches share, in addition to a wealth of experience, the excitement that comes with taking on big tasks with big goals in mind. As Weitz said after he was hired in July, “We want year-round athletes who can thrive in an atmosphere of cooperation, hard work, and belief that the student-athlete experience works best when the roles of student and athlete complement each other, not compete against each other.”
Mackie Siebens ’12, Bard’s new director of admission, plans to utilize Bard’s creativity and passion for innovation to promote Bard in the dynamic landscape of higher education. She believes her job is to show high school students, nationally and internationally, the ways in which Bard stands apart from the pack. One of those ways, Siebens believes, is the vastness and diversity of Bard’s reach. Bard isn’t just Annandale anymore: the campus has a global presence. “The various parts of the Bard Network make up a truly unique institution,” Siebens says. As the Class of 2021 was finalized, Siebens Mackie Siebens ’12 hoped that they would find Bard as she had as a stu- photo Kye Ehrlich ’13 dent and then as a member (and later president) of the Bard College Alumni/ae Association Board of Governors: a place to start a new chapter, completely fresh, where one learns from and is challenged by peers and professors alike. Among the first-years, perhaps, is a student like Siebens who will be dedicated to and invested in Bard long after graduating.
Srijna Jha ’09 (center). photo Francois Klein
mitted to hiring women, refugees, the disabled, and members of other marginalized communities. Jha is running Morph from Berlin and planning a spring 2018 Kickstarter for the Sun-Cube. Her doctoral work at the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, which focuses on providing tools to evaluate technologies that address climate-change adaptation and food security, also requires her to travel to Tanzania. She explains that “because each project addresses a specific problem, the solution is almost always context based, which means that science definitely allows for a globetrotter lifestyle. I love it. Science has taken me all over Europe and to the United Kingdom and parts of Asia, too.” She took her first big trip when she was six, from her home country of Nepal to boarding school in India. “At that I point I couldn’t understand why I had to leave—in retrospect I do. My home environment was not constructive for me as a girl child, and boarding school was my mother’s effort to provide me with an equal opportunity.” But even that major transition didn’t prepare Jha for the culture shock she experienced in her first year at Bard. How did she adapt? “By asking a lot of questions,” she says. “And for the first time, I began thinking independently, without the influence of my family or society. Bard enabled me to define my own values. I learned about subjects I had never considered, like jazz and political science. They widened my horizon and I gained respect for the other.” Jha also widened Bard’s horizons by creating her own major in renewable energy. “After some discussion with faculty,” she recalls, “I was allowed to choose my own courses and define what knowledge I’d need to become a renewable-energy expert.” For Bard’s first renewable-energy Senior Project, Jha designed modifications to convert Bard’s garbage trucks to solar power. Photovoltaics, the technology behind the Sun-Cube, was an important part of that undergraduate work. Between running a company, traveling the world, and conducting research, Jha still finds time to obsess over mountain climbing, London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi, and dark matter. She imagines that one day she’d like to “write a book about my experience as a girl from a little village in Nepal.” As she says, “It has been an adventurous journey.” —Micaela Morrissette ’02
Srijna Jha ’09: Cubing the Power of the Sun The Sun-Cube folds out into a flat sheet and up into a neat origami package. It looks like an elaborate paper fortune-teller (also often called a “cootie catcher”), but it’s actually a power system. Once it’s in production, the Sun-Cube will have immediate appeal for mountaineers and other outdoorsy types. Morph Green Tech CEO Srijna Jha ’09 anticipates that within two years of launching, it will be ready to serve as a power source for agricultural irrigation systems and postdisaster communications and electrical demands, changing lives and markets. Jha describes Morph Green Tech, which she cofounded and which is nearing the end of its start-up phase, as “pioneering the integration of solar tech into everyday materials. We are believers in energy personalization.” Morph will design and manufacture products ranging from wearable tech and solar textiles to rural-development and disaster-management packages, and is com-
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Career Development at Bard Uncertainty is one of the many emotions that accompany graduation. Excitement, pride, and a sense of accomplishment as well, of course. But in the face of the unknown, we feel an undeniable nervousness, and the looming question: What now? Elisabeth Giglio, director of the Career Development Office (CDO), tries to help students answer that question. Giglio thinks of her work as akin to teaching a second language, or the act of translation. “A lot of students we talk to worry that they don’t have any experience,” she says. “But I point out that for a year they researched and did critical and close reading, working in collaboration with faculty to produce an 80-page paper!” Giglio encourages students to stress the Senior Project in their applications, not just for grad school but for any job. When it comes to the top skills all employers look for—critical thinking and problem solving, written and oral communication ability, teamwork and collaboration—Bard students are selling themselves short if they neglect to mention their Senior Project, Giglio says: “It’s not even on your résumé? That’s a whole year of work.” Health professions adviser Frank Scalzo, associate professor of psychology, and his predecessor, Professor Emeritus of Biology John Ferguson, have collaborated with students who went on to medical, dental, and veterinary schools, and they also advise students entering other areas of the health professions, such as nursing and clinical psychology. Bard students, Scalzo believes, are uniquely equipped to tackle exams like the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), which recently underwent a series of changes. “The new MCAT contains sections on psychology, sociology, and the biological foundations of behavior, as well as critical-thinking skills and statistical reasoning,” Scalzo says. “A liberal arts environment like Bard’s is an excellent place to learn the skills needed to excel in these areas.” Statistics that Ferguson has kept for the past three decades bear this out. While the national average for acceptance into one or more medical programs hovers around 40 percent, Bard students have a success rate well above 80 percent, and many go on to careers in research science, clinical practice, and teaching. Bard students set lofty goals for themselves and then achieve them, Giglio notes, adding that one of the most impressive things about Bard is that whatever happens here “is initiated and executed by the students.” Likewise, Bard students are accustomed to self-actuated academic pursuits, which usually proceed linearly and with clear results. So when it comes to applying for jobs, students often bring with them the same expectations. But of course, those expectations don’t always pan out. “You can do all of your work beautifully and graduate, and all of a sudden, you’re in a process that’s completely different,” Giglio says. “You may apply to 50 different jobs, and you may be doing everything correctly. You have a beautiful résumé, you write a wonderful cover letter. And you might not even get a response. You feel like it’s all going out into the void.” But one of the central messages that Giglio imparts to students who visit her office is that they are not alone. Nor are they the first to go through the experience. Bardians are out there. And they’re successful. One job-hunting truism is that it’s who you know. Despite Bard’s relatively small size, its network is far-reaching. Giglio regularly introduces and reinforces the message that students are, in fact, well connected. A primary way the CDO connects students and alumni/ae is through BardWorks. Jointly run by the CDO, Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), Office of Alumni/ae Affairs, and Parent Programs, BardWorks is a weeklong workshop series held in January during the winter recess. Now entering its sixth year, BardWorks is meant to help juniors and seniors in their transition from the classroom to the workplace. At first, the program was limited to Annandale and New York City, but in recent years it has
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expanded to include a Washington, D.C., component. This past year, 111 students participated. More than 50 alumni/ae volunteered with BardWorks last January, and the breadth of their occupations was as widespread and eclectic as one would expect. From composers to lawyers, coders to editors, the alumni/ae volunteers represented companies ranging from BuzzFeed to Brooklyn Defender Services. Students involved in the program had a hard time not finding someone whose interests aligned with their own. “The network becomes visible to them,” says Vice President for Student Affairs Erin Cannan. “They come away saying, ‘I’m going to be fine. That’s going to be me.’” CCE’s involvement in BardWorks, Cannan says, is emblematic of the work the center does year-round, helping students make connections through community organizing. Students are hungry to hear how they might become involved in nonprofits or think tanks, and the D.C. expansion rose out of this. Cannan was impressed by the participants in the January program. “These Bard alums come, and you can’t believe what they’re doing,” she says. “Ting Ting Chen ’02, legal director for the Women’s March, for example. She came three days after the march.” Chen was on the BardWorks-CDO Careers in Social Justice panel alongside returning participant Cynthia Conti-Cook ’03, who works as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society. Conti-Cook has participated in BardWorks for several years now, and continues to find the experience as rewarding as the juniors and seniors do. “Connecting with Bard students, hearing their ambitions, and sharing with them how Bard shaped my career has been really energizing,” she says. “I look forward to the BardWorks events every year.” The program in Annandale concludes with a networking reception that brings together all the alumni/ae, parents, and friends of Bard who participated in the program. Sponsored by the Bard College Alumni/ae Association Board of Governors, the event is designed to allow students to flex the skills they developed in workshops on networking, résumé building, and interviewing. Armed with a week’s worth of intensive experience, they set out to talk with the panelists and volunteers whose work they found most interesting. While the alumni/ae involved don’t always have a job to offer the students, they often take the time for informational interviews afterwards. And more than student-to-alumni/ae connections are being made. Often alumni/ae, especially on the panels, will stay in touch with their fellow participants, doing some networking of their own. Furthermore, just seeing BardWorks in action is a heartening experience for graduates. “The program shows Bard alumni/ae that the College is doing something about helping people move into the workplace,” Jane Brien ’89, director of alumni/ae affairs, says. This networking has been going on for a long time, adds Brien. BardWorks is a concentrated version of the interchange that is always happening between the various offices that put it together. Brien describes a synergy among the Office of Alumni/ae Affairs, CDO, and CCE. The efforts of each bolsters the work of the others, and when it comes to helping students find connections in their transition into the “real world,” BardWorks simply makes visible what was always the case: the Bard network is strong and diverse, and it can and does facilitate connections. When asked about her hopes for the future of BardWorks, Giglio says she has high aspirations, as she does for the Bard students she mentors. “My fantasy would be to see BardWorks happening throughout the country,” she says. “But, realistically, we’d like to add Boston and Los Angeles.” —Grayson Morley ’13 To get involved visit bard.edu/cdo, and for current Bard success stories go to Bard Newsmakers at annandaleonline.org.
BHSEC Students Work to Lower Voting Age The Youth Progressive Policy Group (YPPG), started by Eli Frankel, a Year 1 student at Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Manhattan, was founded to give young people a stronger voice in their government. In fall 2016, Frankel brought fellow BHSEC students Chris Stauffer and Max Shatan into the fold, and the three began spending afternoons at local activist club meetings and community events, where they met Frankel’s assemblymember, Robert Carroll (D-Brooklyn). At a meeting with Carroll in his office, they explained their idea to lower the voting age in New York State to 17. Over the next few weeks, the three worked to craft the Young Voter Act, which proposes lowering the voting age to 17, introducing civic education to the high school curriculum, and providing students with the opportunity to register to vote in their classrooms. After working with Carroll through the winter to help draft and introduce the Young Voter Act (A.6839/S.5646), Frankel, Stauffer, and Shatan planned a lobbying day in Albany in support of the bill. They called assemblymembers and senators and held meetings of New York City high school students. On May 9, 26 high school students from four of the city’s five boroughs chartered a bus to Albany. They met with representatives from across the state, held a press
conference with Carroll and the bill’s Senate sponsor, Brad Hoylman (DManhattan), and were introduced on the floor of the State Assembly by Carroll. “Without their enthusiasm, thoughtfulness, and intelligence,” noted Carroll, “this piece of legislation . . . would not have come to fruition. Their work helping to conceptualize and craft the bill . . . has been fundamental to its success. When you give 16- and 17-year-olds the tools to engage with their government, they do it with the kind of enthusiasm and earnestness that people who have been in politics for much longer can learn something from.” The bill is still in committee, but with 29 cosponsors in the Senate and Assembly, YPPG members are optimistic that it will pass in the next session. They are planning more lobby days and working to build additional grassroots support. The Young Voter Act is based on the same idea that drives the Bard Early College program: whether taking college courses or being able to vote, teenagers are mature enough to handle adult responsibilities. Giving young people access to higher education at an earlier age and granting them the civic duty of voting inspires them to go out and make change in the world. For more information, visit yppg-ny.org or follow YPPG on Twitter at @YPPGOfficial.
Tina Doran ’10: Diving into Experiential Education Tina Doran ’10 lives at sea. She calls Argo, a 112-foot, two-masted schooner, home. Doran has logged thousands of nautical miles on voyages that traverse the world’s oceans; she’s spent only four weeks on terra firma in the past two years. This fall, she is sailing the Indian Ocean from Darwin, Australia, to Cape Town, South Africa, via Komodo, Bali, Christmas Island, and Mauritius. Doran, an environmental studies major, works for Sea|mester, an experiential education company that offers college-level semester-at-sea programs. Doran holds a marine medic’s license, and as Argo’s chief medical person on board she shoulders a lot of responsibility, offshore and on. Staffed by a team of six or seven professional crew, the ship takes 26 students on 90-day-long sea expeditions. If a medical issue arises, she says, “we use telemedicine services; I call a doctor who tells me what to do. If we are close enough to shore, we have the ability to medevac. However, if we are in the middle of the ocean, it can be days until we are within flight range or can be reached by a betterequipped vessel. Out at sea is one of the few places left on earth that you are beyond reach.” Doran also teaches the student leadership development course, is a diving instructor, leads one of three watch teams, organizes the provisioning for the ship, and helps with vessel maintenance—cleaning above and below decks, inspecting lines, varnishing the boat. “It’s full on,” she says. “With 30 people living on the boat together, someone is awake all the time. Even when you have a day off ashore, you feel this duty to the vessel and the crew. It can be high stress at times.” Life on the open ocean was an unexpected turn for the Huntington, New York, native. “I was in the campus center and saw a poster for a semester at sea. I had never sailed before in my life, but liked the idea of adventure,” she says. During her senior year, she enrolled in Sea|mester. “Immersed in a marine environment, all Bard’s environmental studies transferred in my head. I had been looking for a way to apply my degree and found it through experiential education.” After graduation, she taught scuba diving, lived in Spain and Honduras, and earned a master’s degree in environmental conservation education from New York University before realizing her dream job of sailing and teaching with Sea|mester. “At sea, complex environmental concepts are learned organically,
Tina Doran ’10 (standing right). photo Carolyn Kovacs
through experience,” she says. “With a finite amount of food and water, the vessel is a microcosm of the larger world. The students discuss resource conservation as part of daily life. They learn how to work and live in a way that is constructive as opposed to destructive.” Doran’s Bard education informs her approach. “The level of discourse, debate, and hard-hitting intellectualism among my peers and professors taught me how to moderate difficult conversations. Not everyone learns those skills. A true liberal arts education is like a magic power you can wield in the world.”
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What’s Happening at CCS
Bernstein Lecture: The Banality of Goodness
New Graduate Program Director Curator Lauren Cornell has been appointed director of the graduate program for the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard), and the first chief curator of the Hessel Museum of Art. She has been on the faculty at CCS Bard since 2010 and coorganized the Hessel Museum’s 10thanniversary exhibition Invisible Adversaries with Executive Director Tom Eccles. “Lauren’s innovative approach to curating and public programming will bring a new strength to the wide-ranging activities of CCS Bard and the Hessel Museum,” says Eccles. “Lauren’s expertise and collaborative Lauren Cornell spirit will carry forward the institution’s commitment to the photo Benoit Pailley, analysis and advancement of art across the master’s procourtesy New Museum, New York gram and museum.” Cornell was curator and associate director of technology initiatives at the New Museum, where she worked since 2005.
Stuart Stritzler-Levine, professor of psychology and emeritus dean of the College, brought François Rochat, professor in the faculty of sciences at University of Fribourg and professor of psychology at Gymnase de La Cité in Lausanne, and Arthur Miller, emeritus professor of social psychology at Miami University in Ohio, to campus for this year’s Andrew Jay Bernstein ’68 Memorial Lecture. Rochat is among a number of prominent academic social psychologists who have applied to real-world matters Stanley Milgram’s famous experiment in which he researched how far people would go in obeying an instruction if it involved harming another person, and how easily ordinary people could be influenced to commit atrocities. Rochat has postulated a “contrasting but noncontradictory conception” to Hannah Arendt’s “banality of evil” thesis. Rochat and Miller, a widely respected Milgram scholar, visited Stritzler-Levine’s Milgram Obedience Seminar to discuss their work with students and also joined Bard faculty and local scholars for a number of events.
Maya Lin Delivers Hecht Lectures Keith Haring Fellow CCS Bard and the Human Rights Project at Bard College has selected Galit Eilat, independent curator, writer, and founding director of the Israeli Center for Digital Art in Holon (2001–10), as the fourth recipient of the Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism. Eilat has been a Galit Eilat. photo Ilya Rabinovich leader in the effort to facilitate collaboration between Israeli and Palestinian artists, as well as with arts organizations from the Near East, former Eastern European bloc, and the Balkans. Eilat began her one-year appointment in September and will spend the 2017 fall semester teaching at the College. While at Bard, Eilat will pursue the current phase of her research, Syndrome of the Present, investigating sovereignty, present conflicts, and eschatological movements through the 17th-century myth of Westphalia. Exhibitions Picture Industry, curated by artist Walead Beshty ’99, is on view at the Hessel Museum of Art through December 15. Including works by more than 80 artists, the exhibition reflects upon transformations in the production and distribution of photographic images and practices from the late 19th century to the present. Picture Industry was commissioned and produced by the LUMA Foundation for the Parc des Ateliers in Arles, France.
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Artist, designer, and environmentalist Maya Lin presented the 2017 Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities at Bard College—“At the Intersection of Art and Architecture” and “The ‘Memory Works’”—at Weis Cinema in October and at the Morgan Library in Manhattan in September. Lin is best known for her powerful memorials, including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which she designed as a Yale undergraduate; Civil Rights Memorial in Alabama, Women’s Table at Yale; and her most recent, What Is Missing?, which is focused on the environment. Her architectural projects include the main building and master plan for Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Museum for Chinese in America in New York City; and Riggio-Lynch Interfaith Chapel and Langston Hughes Library in Clinton, Tennessee.
Readings by Contemporary Writers The Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series, hosted by Bradford Morrow, professor of literature, Bard Center fellow, and editor of Conjunctions, brought poet, journalist, and biographer Quincy Troupe to Bard to read from his work on September 25. Troupe is founding editor of Confrontation and author of James Baldwin: The Legacy, Miles: The Autobiography, and Miles and Me: A Memoir of Miles Davis as well as collections of poems including Errançities, The Architecture of Language, Transcircularities: New and Selected Poems, and SnakeBack Solos: Selected Poems 1969–1977, which received an American Book Award. On October 30, Diane Ackerman read from The Zookeeper’s Wife, a little-known, true story of World War II that was the basis for the 2017 feature film of the same name. Ackerman’s other works of nonfiction include An Alchemy of Mind, Deep Play, A Slender Thread, and her bestseller A Natural History of the Senses. Her most recent book, The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us, received the P.E.N. Henry David Thoreau Award for Nature Writing. Nebula and World Fantasy Award–winning author Elizabeth Hand read from her fiction collection Saffron and Brimstone on November 13. After seeing Patti Smith perform, Hand left college and became involved in the nascent punk scenes in Washington, D.C., and New York City. Her many books include Hard Light, Radiant Days, Available Dark, Generation Loss, and Ilyria. Her fiction has also received the Mythopeoic, Tiptree, and International Horror Guild awards.
Bard Graduate Center Exhibitions The Bard Graduate Center (BGC) Gallery presents John Lockwood Kipling: Arts & Crafts in the Punjab and London, on view through January 7, 2018. Showcasing nearly 300 objects—from metalwork, furniture, drawings, paintings, and ceramics to relief sculpture—this major exhibition is the first to examine John Lockwood Kipling (1837–1911), whose role in the 19th-century Arts and Crafts revival in British India has received little attention. A designer, architectural sculptor, curator, educator, illustrator, and journalist, Lockwood Kipling started his career at the South Kensington Museum (later renamed the Victoria and Albert Museum) in 1861. He then spent a decade teaching at the Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy School of Art in Bombay (now Mumbai), and 18 years as principal of the Mayo School of Industrial Arts in Lahore (today Pakistan’s National College of Arts) and as curator of the Lahore Museum. John Lockwood Kipling: Arts & Crafts in the Punjab and London is the result of a three-year, international research project bringing together scholars from Mumbai, Lahore, London, New York, Vermont, and Hawaii. It focuses on Lockwood Kipling’s curatorship of the Lahore Museum, his 25 years as a journalist in India, and his influence on his son, the writer and poet Rudyard Kipling. The exhibition was curated by BGC Director Susan Weber and Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word and Image at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where the show originated last January. Opening February 23, 2018, are The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity, which examines the structural, technical, and decorative features of the major types of codices, and Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles, featuring works collected by anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. A Wood Carver, Simlah, 1870, John Lockwood Kipling. Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Richard Gamarra ’14: Caring for the Incarcerated Richard Gamarra ’14 is in a position to shape policy that can improve the health of incarcerated people. He works at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) Center for Health Equity as program coordinator for Prescribing Bail, an initiative whose goal is to allocate city funds to provide bail for people with medical conditions that are likely to deteriorate if they remain locked up. “A lot of people get stuck in the system because they are too poor to pay bail,” says Gamarra. “We want to help inmates who need medical care. A cancer patient who is receiving chemotherapy may not receive the same quality of treatment in jail. We use medical justification to fund bail for low-level offenders. In other words, to ‘prescribe’ bail. We’ll make sure they receive health care and bring them to their court dates.” This initiative was conceived and launched by Jasmine Graves, director of the Public Health Program at the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), while she was serving as special assistant to Mary Bassett, Commissioner of DOHMH. Graves recommended Gamarra, who is tasked with analyzing, evaluating, designing, and implementing this government program. Gamarra’s passion for the project burns hot. Having spent seven years behind bars, he is committed to helping other incarcerated individuals. BPI enabled Gamarra to change the trajectory of his life. “Prisons are not conducive to a lot of positivity,” he says. “Without BPI, I would not have had a meaningful experience. Bard opened a lot of doors in my mind.” He studied intensely to complete his Bard associate’s degree. The son of Colombian immigrants—a bacteriologist and a physician—Gamarra took every public health course BPI offered and found his calling. “It gave me direction in life. I looked at how people’s lives are influenced by health and began to think more critically about our actions in the context of policy, government, politics, and society. Where can we make changes in the conditions that will help people make better choices?” After his release in 2013, he went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York and his master’s degree from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
Richard Gamarra ’14. photo Janessa Vanloo
In 2016, Gamarra was one of six candidates awarded an inaugural fellowship by the BPI/Tow Fellowship in Public Health. Led by Graves, the fellowship aims to give formerly incarcerated individuals a prominent and influential voice in debates that shape the changing nature of public health research and the delivery of community health care. Over 10 months, fellows are advised on research projects and meet regularly for classes taught by Graves and the senior adviser to BPI’s public health program, Robert Fullilove (associate dean for community and minority affairs, professor of clinical sociomedical sciences, and codirector of the Community Research Group at the Mailman School). During his fellowship, Gamarra studied how quality of care in prison affects an individual’s engagement with health care after they are released and the implications for medical and mental health outcomes. His current job extends this research. “It’s been difficult to reenter into society,” admits Gamarra. “But BPI sets so much positivity in motion by not giving up on someone whom society tends to give up on.”
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Music and More A Full Fall Season at the Fisher Center Stephen King, author of more than 50 bestsellers, and fellow writer (and son) Owen King kicked off their national book tour in September at a sold-out Sosnoff Theater. They discussed their new collaboration, Sleeping Beauties, which is set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison. The novel imagines a world where men have been left to their own devices after women become shrouded in a “cocoon-like gauze” when they go to sleep. If their cocoons are disturbed, the women become “spectacularly violent.” Music Director Leon Botstein launched the third season of The Orchestra ¯ N) in September; in November, Gerard Schwarz conducts Anton Now (TO Bruckner’s “Romantic” Symphony and Eugene Goossens’s Jubilee Variations. The Conservatory Orchestra takes the stage in October and November, under Botstein’s baton, to perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 “Titan,” Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat with soloist Szabolcs Koczur, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. In December guest conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni leads the
Conservatory Orchestra in Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2. Also in December, the ever-popular Winter Songfest, featuring the Bard Symphonic Chorus with musicians from the ¯ N, and Graduate Vocal Arts Program, is conducted Conservatory Orchestra, TO by James Bagwell. Closing the year with a festive bang, the Special Holiday Event on December 17 features jazz vocalist Cécile McClorin Salvant, with Sullivan Fortner on piano, performing selections from her new album, Dreams and Daggers, along with some special holiday surprises. Music at Montgomery Place “Music and Nature,” the inaugural concert in the Music at Montgomery Place series, was presented on the north portico of the historic estate’s mansion on September 23. Bruce Robertson, assistant professor of biology, led a preconcert wildlife and ecology walk on the grounds. The free chamber music concert included selections from composers John Cage, John Luther Adams, and Toru Takemitsu, all of whom drew inspiration from nature, and was performed by Bard College Conservatory students.
David Holden ’91: Cooking up Great Comedy David Holden ’91 is creator, executive producer, and showrunner of Young and Hungry, the highest-rated cable comedy in its time slot. The series, which premiered in 2014 on ABC Family (now called Freeform) and is in its fifth season, is set in San Francisco and follows a wealthy tech entrepreneur, Josh, and a lively food blogger, Gabi, whom he hires as his personal chef. They have a one-night stand, and romantic hijinks ensue. As a political philosophy major who focused on gentrification and race, Holden never expected to end up in Hollywood. His first job after graduation was as assistant press secretary for the mayor of Seattle. From 1993 to 1996, he was in the Peace Corps in southern Thailand, near the border with Malaysia. Stationed in the rainforest, Holden taught English, environmental studies, math, and health in a local school. He went into brothels to educate prostitutes—who believed HIV was given to them by ghosts—about condom use. He also worked on agriculture and farm fishery projects. “It was dangerous,” he says. “I got shot at once after sneaking onto an illegal shrimp farm. I realized people’s livelihoods were at stake.” After returning to the United States, Holden visited his friend Jessica Swirnoff ’92 in Los Angeles and landed a job as assistant to the partner of a prestigious television literary agency. “During that year, I read every great television writer in Hollywood. I realized that sitcoms were written.” He turned down the firm’s offer to become an agent and took a job as a writer’s assistant on a television show, where he learned how a writer’s room functions. He began working for MTV on Undressed and moved up the ranks. The first pilot he sold was an hour-long drama for the CW Network based on his experience in the Peace Corps. Over his career, Holden has sold 16 pilots. Young and Hungry is the only one that has aired. “Sitcoms are my passion. Watching them always made me so happy,” he says. Writing them also makes him happy, and he finds great satisfaction in the process. “It’s really about setting up a logical persuasion to make people believe in this world you’ve created,” says Holden. “You can get away with some really funny, interesting predicaments. But things are only believable if they resonate logically. So each episode is an opportunity to make a true logical argument. Bard taught me that writer’s logic. All the politics and philosophy classes I took demanded that I put forth an argument and prove something.” Holden also brought his values to Hollywood. In a predominantly white-male industry, he
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David Holden ’91 (far left). photo Michael Holden
strives for diversity on his set. “Our cast is made up of a gay Asian male, a black woman, a Latina, a white woman, and a white man,” he says. “My writers’ room is 35 percent people of color, and two thirds of the writers are women.” In 2015 and 2017, Holden hosted the L.A. gathering for accepted Bard students and their families on the set of Young and Hungry. “I attribute my success to Bard. It instills empathy and teaches you to communicate in an effective manner, both of which allowed me to pursue the things that make me the happiest in life. I never doubted whether I could; Bard makes you believe you can do anything.”
Antonín Dvorˇák’s Dimitrij. photo Cory Weaver
SummerScape Navigates the Poles The life and works of Fryderyk Chopin, the Polish composer known as the poet of the piano, were the focus of the 28th annual Bard Music Festival (BMF). Codirected by Leon Botstein, Christopher H. Gibbs, and Robert Martin, with Jonathan D. Bellman and Halina Goldberg as scholars in residence, Chopin and His World explored the complex and enigmatic sides of this Romantic icon, known for being a virtuoso pianist and author of some of the world’s most famous compositions. Weekend One, “Chopin, the Piano, and Musical Culture of the 19th Century,” featured programs that highlighted his early pieces; concertos by his predecessors; the role of Jews in Europe’s musical culture; and Chopin’s genius, influence, and time in Warsaw. Weekend Two, “Originality and Influence,” opened with a program that traced Chopin’s influence in the music of the French composers Les Six, followed by concerts on 19th-century piano music, one that paired the music of Chopin and Berlioz, and a performance of the little-known Polish national opera, Halka, by Stanisław Moniuszko. This year’s opera, directed by Anne Bogart ’74, was Antonín Dvorˇák’s rarely performed Dimitrij, a Czech historical drama set in early-17th-century Russia— a period known as the Time of Troubles—and acclaimed as one of the most significant works of the Czech operatic stage when it was first performed in 1882. Music Director Botstein presided over the American Symphony Orchestra in a production that electrified audiences with its lush, dramatic score and tangled tale of political plotting, murder, and failed love. The New York Times called its "vivid choral scenes" a "triumph for the impressive Bard Festival Chorale."
A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique), by renowned New York City–based theater company The Wooster Group, paid tribute to the work of visionary Polish artist and stage director Tadeusz Kantor. This world premiere, directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, reenacted a version of one of Kantor’s final plays, I Shall Never Return, and was performed in combination with a film of Kantor’s production and videos of his daughter, Dorota Krakowska, alongside the actor playing him. New York City Ballet (NYCB)’s MOVES, the touring ensemble under the artistic direction of Peter Martins, took the work of choreographer Jerome Robbins, who set several major works to the music of Chopin, as its creative vision. Robbins’s Dances at a Gathering, accompanied by 18 of Chopin’s mazurkas, waltzes, and études, traced the lineage of NYCB and included the new work In Creases by prodigious talent Justin Peck, with music by Philip Glass. The SummerScape film series, Chopin and the Image of Romanticism, explored Chopin’s cinematic legacies. Polish directors Krzysztof Zanussi and Krzysztof Kies´lowski connected his music to political satires and dramas in 1970s Poland, while Ingmar Bergman set a more emotional tone in Smiles of a Summer Night, Autumn Sonata, and Cries and Whispers. Rounding out the summer’s entertainment was the famously bejeweled Spiegeltent, which was emceed by its equally glittering host, downtown chanteuse Mx. Justin Vivian Bond. Bond ushered in an array of talent, including seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne, who sang the songs of Bob Dylan; legendary filmmaker, actor, and comedian John Waters; actor-comedian Sandra Bernhard; and breakout star of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, vocalist and songwriter Lisa Fischer.
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Victoria Chayes has received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, and is pursuing her Ph.D. in mathematical physics at Rutgers University. | Eva-Marie Quinones is attending Yale University, working toward a Ph.D. in political science. | Shuang Yang is attending Carnegie Mellon University in pursuit of a master’s in music.
Mehla Goodrich continues to work on iterations of the pieces she began crafting as a fine art student. She has translated this education into a career as a jeweler, gemologist, and sculptor. @mehlaatelierjewelry | Marianne Rendón is premiering in the independent film Gemini with classmate Lola Kirke, directed by Aaron Katz. Marianne resides in Los Angeles.
Evan Kanouse is the living values/student advisory coordinator and teaches computer science and writing at Mizzentop Day School, an independent school in Dutchess County, New York. He is also a part-time student at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Religious Education.
Abbey Brown has been employed in New York City since graduation, spending the last five years at the Environmental Defense Fund in the clean energy program. She has worked on the NYC Clean Heat program, which helped buildings in New York City switch from highly polluting heating oil to cleaner fuels, and its successor, NYC Retrofit Accelerator, which helps buildings become more energy efficient. She is heading to the Middlebury Institute of International Studies to get a master’s in international environmental policy.
’15 Dylan Dahan was awarded a 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which provides support for three years of graduate study. A Ph.D. candidate in interdisciplinary bioscience at University of Oxford, Dahan was a Citizen Science teaching fellow (2013–14) and senior fellow (2014–15) at Bard. | Lucy Flamm received the 2017 Library and Information Technology Association (LITA)/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship. Flamm is pursuing an M.S. in Information Studies and M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Flamm spent a year in the West Bank working in a library and as a student worked for the Bard Prison Initiative digitizing materials to be available to incarcerated individuals pursuing academic degrees. | Olja Simoska is a Ph.D. candidate in analytical chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the recipient of the graduate student fellowship awarded by the College of Natural Sciences and Engineering for her stellar research efforts and academic excellence. During the fellowship year, she will design bioanalytical sensing platforms for studying social behaviors of bacteria in organized 3D-printed microenvironments.
’13 5th Reunion: May 25-27, 2018 If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee along with Wyatt Bertz, Tuck Gaisford, Robert Hinton, Michael Kulukundis, and Danielle Sinay please let us know. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org. Grayson Morley graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in May 2017. He is at work on his first book, an absurdist novel about delivery men, drones, and efficiency coordination algorithms. He teaches creative writing at the University of Iowa.
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’10 Justin Leigh opened a brewery, Dwinell Country Ales, in Goldendale, Washington. | Anna Merrill graduated with a Ph.D. in school psychology from Indiana University. She is beginning a postdoctoral fellowship in neurodevelopmental disabilities at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. | Reggie Raye is one semester shy of completing an M.S. in design engineering at Carnegie Mellon. Next up: creating an Internet of Things patent portfolio and cofounding another company!
’09 Rebecca Goldberg has recently launched a website, growingintopower.com, where she writes about how to become an empathic manager and motivating leader. The site is a resource for leaders in communities, organizations, and the resistance. New content is posted twice weekly. | Noah Levine’s show, Magic After Hours, has been taking place every week for the past two years at New York’s oldest magic shop. It features sleight-ofhand, Champagne, and juicy historical anecdotes. magicafterhours.com | Bálint Misetics PIE is pursuing a Ph.D. in social policy at Eötvös Loránd University and an M.Phil. in political science at Central European University, both in Hungary. He also is working for the City Is For All (a grassroots activist group of homeless and housing-poor people and their allies) and as a social policy expert for local authority in of Budapest. He recently edited a volume on the political philosophy of civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance.
’08 10th Reunion: May 25-27, 2018 If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee along with Hannah Byrnes-Enoch, Gerry Pambo-Awich, Genya Shimkin, and Ella Stocker please let us know. For more information, call 845758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org. Maxwell Cosmo Cramer performed over the summer at HAU in Berlin and ImPulsTanz in Vienna in a new dance-theater work by Michael Laub, Fassbinder, Faust, and the Animists.
’07 Olivia Cumming is a psychiatrist at a community mental health center in Denver, where she lives with her husband and their 2-year-old son. | Howard Megdal created and is editor-in-chief of the Summitt, a site devoted 24/7 to covering women’s basketball for FanSided, a division of Time Inc. The site, at summitthoops.com, covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and more. An app is available via iOS and Android; simply search “women’s hoops.” | Maxwell Miller had two documentaries air on the radio this past spring. One, for KCRW’s UnFictional, is about a fugitive who spent 31 years on the lam. The second, on the CBC’s Doc Project, is about a musician who lives in a van and performs in parking spaces. | Benjamin Schaefer earned an M.F.A. in creative writing in 2016 from the University of Arizona, where he taught as an instructor in the writing program and department of English. His fiction has appeared in Guernica, among other publications, and was featured by The Rumpus as part of its This Week in Short Fiction series. He has been awarded residencies for the coming year to the MacDowell Colony and Millay Colony for the Arts. | Josh Sucher continues to work as a user experience researcher at Etsy, serving as a champion for empathetic, humancentered design. His journey from Bard to Etsy is profiled in You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education by George Anders, which came out in August. | Joanna Tanger works remotely for the global communications and marketing team at Grassroot Soccer (grassrootsoccer.org). She also has a digital marketing and content creation consulting business (joannatanger.com). Joanna and her husband live in Vermont’s Champlain Valley. She loved seeing everyone at her 10th reunion!
’06 Doug O’Connor was included in Wigleaf’s Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions of 2017 with his flash-fiction piece, “Understanding the Family Language.”
Rodríguez ’97 traveled to attend the ceremony and made it extra amazing. The couple lives in the Philadelphia suburbs.
’04 Yishay Garbasz participated in the Ronald Feldman Fine Arts 2017 summer exhibition Art on the Front Lines in Soho, New York. Her work was reviewed in Rejoinder, a journal published by the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University.
’95 Tracy S. Feldman is enjoying family life as the father of two girls. He teaches ecology at a small college, performs music (with a few recordings out), and discovers new leaf-mining insect species in the wilds of North Carolina.
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Merry Grissom has traveled to film festivals from California to New York to Denver with the half-hour TV pilot “Tiny House,” which Merry helped produce, codirected, and on which she is a series regular.
’02 In Berlin (L to R), Bianca D’Allesandro ’03, Molly Meikle ’03, and Lisa Savin ’03 celebrated the wedding of Leanne Pittsford to Pia Carusone ’03, along with Eben Kaplan ’03, Jane Brien ’89, and Sarah Mosbacher ’04. photo Alexa Catalin AKA “Three Clicks”
’03 15th Reunion: May 25-27, 2018 If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee along with Pia Carusone, Eben Kaplan, Mollie Meikle, Dumaine Williams, and Lydia Willoughby please let us know. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org. Samantha Boshnack, prolific composer and trumpeter, is based in Seattle. She leads two ensembles dedicated solely to playing her compositions and is a member of Alchemy Sound Project with Bard professor Erica Lindsay. In 2017, Samantha released Nellie Bly Project, about the 19th-century daredevil feminist and journalist. boshnackmusic.com | Ben Dangl graduated with a Ph.D. in history from McGill University, writing his dissertation on Centuries March the Streets: The Power of the Past in Bolivian Indigenous Movements, 1970-2000. He teaches at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, where he lives with April Howard ’04, MAT ’05 and their son, Leon. | Laida Lertxundi is director of a new master’s program in San Sebastián, Spain, called Elías Querejeta Film School. She is also a faculty member in the fine art and humanities programs at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. | Alisdair MacRae exhibited various interactive sound objects in collaboration with Patrick Lacasse at the Vernon Public Art Gallery in October. Perfect Music: High Voltage takes its inspiration—particularly the idea that anyone who can make sound can make music—from Banek and Scoville’s book, Sound Designs. | Derrick Mead and his wife, Gretchen Jones, moved back to Brooklyn after four years in Portland, Oregon. He started work in July as senior strategist for aruliden, a design consulting firm with offices in New York and San Francisco.
Zoltan Feher PIE is in his first year of the Ph.D. program in international relations program at the Fletcher School at Tufts. He is working as a teaching assistant at the Harvard Kennedy School and research assistant at Fletcher. His dissertation is on U.S. grand strategy.
’93 25th Reunion: May 25–27, 2018 If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee along with Erin J. Law, Roger N. Scotland, John Stevens, Olivier Te Boekhorst, and Paul J. Thompson please let us know. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org.
Dan Hudak lives in Miami with his wife and their evil black cat, Gato. He works as a film critic and professor, and gives film lectures all over South Florida. Read him online at punchdrunkmovies.com.
’99 Anna-Rose Mathieson was named one of the Top Women Lawyers in California as well as one of the Top 40 Lawyers under 40 by California’s Daily Journal. The publication also chose the 12-attorney firm she comanages, the California Appellate Law group, as one of the top 20 boutique law firms in the state. | Beata Papp and John Berman ’98 wel-
Ty Donaldson ’92 and Jennifer Shumaker. photo Nick Karstedt
comed their daughter, Vivienne Winter Berman, on the winter solstice in 2015. Beata and John also have an older son, Wyatt Alexander, who wants to be either an archeologist or a Broadway performer when he grows up.
Ty Donaldson married Jennifer Shumaker on June 11, 2017. The wedding happened on Marietta Street in downtown Atlanta as part of the Atlanta Streets Alive event at Terminus 330, and was attended by more than 800 people, including family and friends. #crashourwedding
’98 20th Reunion: May 25–27, 2018
If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee along with Josh Bell, Kathleya Choitros, and Tommy Kirchmeier please let us know. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org.
’97 Sean O’Neill married Chris Anderson in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in mid-June. Bardians Christiane Andrews ’95, Dean Barker ’95, Malia Du Mont ’95, Joshua Ledwell ’96, and Pedro
J. J. Austrian won a Minnesota Book Award in the category of children’s literature for his picture book, Worm Loves Worm. | Benjamin Goldberg wrote a national award–winning application that resulted in the Williamsburg (Virginia) Regional Library Foundation being recognized with one of two prestigious United for Libraries/Baker & Taylor Awards for Friends Groups and Library Foundations. He also was instrumental in the capital campaign efforts recognized by the award.
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’89 Gary Edmonds is director of Sukyo Mahikari Puerto Rico, a nondenominational spiritual organization originating in Japan. Gary is married to Aiko, a Japanese practitioner. After earning an M.B.A. and spending five years on Wall Street, Gary left for intensive training in New York City and Japan. “On weekends at Bard I usually headed for the mountains to hike and camp,” Gary writes. “While I have hardly camped since then, those experiences proved useful after Hurricane Maria. We were without electricity for more than a month. The spirit of people here is admirable. They cleared the roads and storm debris on their own and have great attitudes about it all.” Bardians in Puerto Rico or passing through are invited to look up Sukyo Mahikari for a unique experience | Randi Israelow has published her first book of narrative poetry, Little Movies. Little popcorn not required.
’88 30th Reunion: May 25–27, 2018 If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee along with Brennan Cavanaugh, Brett Fialkoff, and Jennifer Lupo please let us know. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org.
in 2014 and moved to Port Jefferson, Long Island, where they could be close to the water and Xavier could finish his degree at Stony Brook University, which he did in May 2017. In 2014, Jenny went into business with her oldest son and established their family-operated company, Paws & Rec, Inc., providing dogs in Brooklyn with urban adventure.
’84 Leonard Schwartz has written the books Salamander: A Bestiary (Chax Press), The New Babel: Toward a Poetics of the Mid-East Crises (University of Arkansas Press), and Benjamin Fondane: Cine-Poems and Others (New York Review of Books Classic Series). | Steven Zucker, executive director of Smarthistory, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in April to develop videos on endangered cultural heritage. Previous support for Smarthistory has come from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and College Board.
’83 35th Reunion: May 25–27, 2018 If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee along with James Hart please let us know. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org.
’87 David Avallone is still making films, but has also been writing comic books for the past two years. His previous series Legenderry: Vampirella and The Twilight Zone: The Shadow are available through comic book stores and Amazon in trade paperback form. His current series, Doc Savage: The Ring of Fire, will be released as a trade paperback in November 2017. Upcoming is a four-issue Bettie Page miniseries. He’s also editing a documentary about General John “Blackjack” Pershing. | L. Syd M Johnson was promoted with tenure to associate professor of philosophy and bioethics at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. She is also the founder and director of the bioethics minor program. | Elizabeth Reiss is very happily the CEO of the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, New York. The Arts Center offers studio arts and gallery programs and has a 99-seat theater. Troy, on the Hudson River, is 60 miles north of Bard and a lot of fun to visit. Please do!
Claire Surovell and David M. Korn were married at Blithewood in the garden at the Commencement barbecue, attended by friends, fellow alumni/ae, family, and a wonderful flower girl named Nora. Thank you everyone!
Claire Surovell ’83 and David M. Korn ’83 (Peter Criswell ’89, officiant). photo Brennan Cavanaugh ’88
Elizabeth Robinson spent October of 2016 as a Brown Fellow at the Maison Dora Maar in Menerbes, France. A new poetry collection, Rumor, is forthcoming from Free Verse Editions later this year. Elizabeth works as an advocate for homeless defendants at Boulder Municipal Court in Boulder, Colorado. | Jennifer Yaffar and Xavier downsized their home
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’81 Kristin Bundesen has 10 commissioned essays in The Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen (Rutledge, 2017) and is writing An Elizabethan Family in the Shadow of the Throne for Palgrave MacMillan. She just completed a year as the founding executive director of the Southwest Mississippi Center for Culture & Learning at Alcorn State University. Kristin also serves on the executive committee of the National Center for Historically Underserved Students. Her grandson, 7, now holds three passports but will soon be surpassed by a cousin due this winter who will hold four. | Tom Carroll of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is founder of Carroll Strategies. His newest company is called Loraque.com and is “a revolutionary take on the public relations business.” Please reach out if you need anything. | Paul Hostovsky makes his living in Boston as an American Sign Language interpreter. His two kids have grown up and away, as have his two exes. He’s remarried and happy. Third time’s the charm. His ninth book of poetry, Is That What That Is (FutureCycle Press, 2017), contains a couple of snarky odes to Bard.
’80 Anne Finkelstein had a solo installation, Transit Transformation, in a 1961 A train subway car at the New York Transit Museum in spring of 2017. The project replaced all the vintage advertisements with a series of photomontages based on the new train stations at Hudson Yards, Stillwell Avenue, and Second Avenue. | Kevin Hyde develops the climate and soil moisture observation system of the Montana Climate Office, working with ranchers, NGOs, community groups, and agencies to support sustainable agricultural and environmental management. Life traveling the backroads provides opportunity to photograph the beauty that is Montana.
Kevin Hyde ’80
’82 Tom Begich hated to miss the class reunion, but is serving in the Alaska state Senate and continuing to tour with his music, so was unable to make it. See tombegich.com for the music and alaskasenatedems.com/begich for the Senate.
’79 Alison Podel Bricken has owned a Pilates studio in Westport, Connecticut, for the past 15 years— Pilates for Every Body. The focus of the studio is on women’s health and fitness. Alison is a certified Pilates instructor, Yamuna body work practitioner, and flexibility trainer.
’78 40th Reunion: May 25–27, 2018 If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee along with Mary Caponegro please let us know. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org.
’77 Alan Bigelow writes digital stories for the web. In 2017, his story How to Rob a Bank won the judge’s prize at the Opening Up Digital Fiction Writing Competition. This international competition included entries from 24 countries. You can see this work, and others, at his website webyarns.com.
’76 Jean Antonucci lives quietly in rural Maine running her innovative family practice. She grows flowers and melons, cares for her cats and spouse, and tries valiantly to advocate for primary care
Books by Bardians Large Animals: Stories by Jess Arndt ’07 Catapult The subjects in Arndt’s debut short story collection are perceptive observers even while remaining blind to their own impulses. In “Jeff,” Lily Tomlin confuses Jess for Jeff, instigating a dark and hilarious identity crisis. In “Contrails,” a character goes on a tour of past lovers.
Second Thoughts by Dennis Barone ’77 Bordighera Press Barone’s lyric essays and prose poems seek truth through fragments and spectrums. He has penned seven books of short fiction, a collection of prose poems, two novellas, two volumes of selected poems, and a mixed-genre book, among other scholarly works on literature.
Artifacts of Thinking: Reading Hannah Arendt’s Denktagebuch
If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee along with Michael Bloom, Randy Farber, and Barbara Grossman please let us know. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org.
edited by Roger Berkowitz, associate professor of political studies and human rights, academic director, Hannah Arendt Center; and Ian Storey Fordham University Press Innovative scholars come together to ask how we should think about Arendt’s Denktagebuch or “book of thoughts,” which offers brilliant insights into her thinking and writing, and reveals not only Arendt’s understanding of “the life of the mind” but her lived experience of it.
Intolerance: Political Animals and Their Prey
Denise Bassen received an M.M. in organ performance from Binghamton University in May 2016.
edited by Robert E. Tully and Bruce Chilton ’71, Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Philosophy and Religion Hamilton Books The scholarly essays in this inaugural volume of the series Dialogues on Social Issues: Bard College and West Point come out of a year-long, multidisciplinary collaboration between faculty of Bard and West Point. The essays compel us to confront our intolerance and see ourselves as the political animals we are.
’73 45th Reunion: May 25–27, 2018
Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture by Jace Clayton, MFA faculty in music/sound Farrar, Straus and Giroux As the music world made its transition from analog to digital, Clayton, an artist and writer who is also known for his work as DJ /rupture, found himself on the front lines of creative upheaval. This book gives readers a behind-the-turntable-decks insider perspective on music in the digital age. Marilyn (Salkin) Lindenbaum ’69, Judy (Beasley) Mauran ’69, and Ingrid Spatt ’69 got together for a mini-reunion in Judy’s historic house in Conyers, Georgia. A good time was had by all!
’69 Ellen Giordano Janpol is the business librarian at the Westport Library in Westport, Connecticut. The library is ranked by the American Library Association as the number-one library in Connecticut and is in the top one percent of all U.S. libraries. She is responsible for business programming, community outreach, and research. Her husband, Rod Janpol, is a member of the First Row Band. | Devorah Tarrow
Haiti Will Not Perish: A Recent History by Michael Deibert ’96 University of Chicago Press The world’s oldest independent black republic, Haiti has had a tumultuous past. Based on two decades of reporting and interviews with Haitian political leaders, international diplomats, peasant advocates, gang leaders, and hundreds of ordinary Haitians, Deibert’s book provides a vivid, complex, and challenging analysis of Haiti’s recent history.
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loves teaching women about Aesthetic Realism philosophy, which she has been doing for 45 years at its nonprofit SoHo foundation. She gives talks about the Underground Railroad and conducts tours of New York City Underground Railroad sites. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll take you on one! Devorah is married to Jeffrey Carduner, whom she knows and loves more deeply every year.
’68 50th Reunion: May 25–27, 2018 If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee along with Peter Aaron, Steve Blackman, Martha Schwartz Bragin, Marylyn Donahue, Bob Edmonds, Mark Favus, Charles Granquist, Gail Grisetti, Diane Hirsch Friedman, Doug Kabat, Thorney Lieberman, Marty Mann, Anita McClellan, Jennifer Joli Spirer, and Barbara Wigren please let us know. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org. Thorney (Nathaniel) Lieberman just published his third book of photographs. His titles include: Manhattan Lightscape (1990), West Virginia State Capitol Building (2014), Kentucky State Capitol Building (2017).
’66 David H. Young moved to Brussels after leaving Bard and met up with Claude Pines. Together they attended La Faculté de Médecine de L’université Libre de Bruxelles. David then graduated with his M.D. from New York Medical College and did a surgical residency at Staten Island University Hospital, where he met and married his wife, America (on his lunch hour). After two children and years of practicing medicine all over the country, David and America returned to Santa Fe, where they meet Bardians from time to time.
’63 55th Reunion: May 25–27, 2018 If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee along with Penny Axelrod and Phyllis Chesler, please let us know. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org. Valerie Swanson Grant operates a gallery on Route 6A in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, displaying both photography and paintings. After an early life of focusing on marriage and motherhood, she has now published two books, one on the family business and the other about a unique heart operation, and is in process of writing a third. Visit valgrantstudio.com and stop in for a visit while on the Cape!
Top Row: David Schwab ’52, Bob Amsterdam ’53, Sherman Yellen ’53, Roger Phillips ’53, Jacqueline Michaels Gardner ’55, Cynthia Dantzig ’54, Marcia Amsterdam. Bottom Row: Ruth Schwab ’52, Elinor Levin ’54, Rhoda Levine ‘53, Kit Ellenbogen ’52, Helene Kushner ’53, Lila Lesnick Scherl ‘49, Pat Weis ‘52. photo Brennan Cavanaugh '88
’61 Tom Benjamin has retired from teaching music theory and composition at the Peabody Conservatory (Johns Hopkins) and is enjoying being minister of music at a large Unitarian Universalist church in Columbia, Maryland. He plays chamber music and jazz, teaches privately, composes, and works on new editions of his textbooks. He enjoys doing volunteer stuff and enjoying his grandkids and greatgrands. email@example.com | Steve Schapiro gave a talk and showed photographs from his new book, The Fire Next Time, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The Lucie Awards chose him as photojournalist of the year for 2017. | David C. Schiffman, Ph.D., published a guide to trading stocks and options, OPTIONS: The Long, the Short, and the Solvent, to help individuals manage their own account to outperform the overall market and investment companies. “Visit holdthatoption.com for a lively read and the TriZone Trader display of trade positions.” Comments are welcome. | Alan Skvirsky is turning 80 next year and celebrating his 53rd wedding anniversary with his Ecuadorian bride, Anexora Aguilera Skvirsky. He created an employee stock ownership plan and sold his consulting firm to his employees. He now spends winters in Ecuador and the other nine months in New York City and Chicago visiting his three grandchildren and playing bridge. He says, ’61 was a good year at Bard!
’60 Carole Kapiloff Fink was a guest professor in the spring of 2016 at the University of Jena, which has published a volume of her essays, Writing 20th
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Century International History: Explorations and Examples (Wallstein, 2017). | Annie (Drazen) Korzen premiered her new solo theater piece, Annie Korzen Famous Actress, at Jewish Women’s Theater in Santa Monica, California.
’58 60th Reunion: May 25–27, 2018 If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee along with Penny Shaw, and Jonathan Tunick please let us know. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org.
’57 Bob Bassler and Lynn recently hosted a gathering of the dean’s circle of the California State University, Northridge College of Arts, Media, and Communication at their home. It included a catered buffet luncheon as well as musical entertainment by Broadway star soprano Diane Ketchie (Phantom of the Opera) and Bob, who sang “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning.”
’53 65th Reunion: May 25–27, 2018 If you would like to be a member of your reunion committee along with Robert Amsterdam, Roger Phillips, and Maurice Richter please let us know. For more information, call 845-758-7089 or visit annandaleonline.org. Brogues, Now and Then, a painting by Martin Johnson, was accepted into the Biennial Art Exhibition of the Palm Beach County Cultural Council. Forty artists were selected from nearly 1,000 entries. The painting represents a 19th-
century pub and restaurant imposed upon a real place in Lake Worth, Florida. | Sherman Yellen gave a reading from his memoir at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City this past spring attended by many of his Bard classmates. This year Sherman donated his personal manuscripts to the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts. His reimagined musical REX, written with Richard Rodgers, was performed at the Utah Festival of Opera and Musical Theatre. In June, Sherman and his wife, Joan Fuhr Yellen ’55, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary
’52 Kit Ellenbogen was a keynote speaker at Jewish Community Relations Council earlier this year. She also attended her 65th reunion at Bard earlier this year and had dinner in the Zabriskie Manor lobby with fellow alumni/ae David and Ruth Schwab, Bill Lewit, Iris and Jonanthan Oseas, Judy Diamond Clark, Frances Bromiley Sandiford, and Paul Vietz.
Fink on Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s by Larry Fink, professor emeritus of photography Damiani Taken over a three-day period in the spring of 1966 by Fink, working on assignment for the literary magazine East Side Review, this selection of photographs captures Andy Warhol and his gang’s inimitable style and charisma. “It was a larky shoot,” says Fink of the photos. “Spontaneous.”
Charles Ives’s Concord: Essays after a Sonata by Kyle Gann, Taylor Hawver and Frances Bortle Hawver Professor of Music University of Illinois Press The dissonant chords, complex rhythm, and seemingly chaotic structure of Charles Ives’s Concord Sonata have confounded listeners. Gann merges exhaustive research and his own experience as a composer to analyze the sonata and Ives’s equally baffling book Essays before a Sonata in a comprehensive consideration of this masterpiece of 20th-century American music.
| Frances Bromiley Sandiford says the reunion was
Agents of Change in Bullet Tree Falls: How a Village in Belize Responded to Influences of Globalization
a blast! After Bard, Frances received an M.S. in library science. She worked for several years in college libraries and then went to prison, working for 20 years as a civilian librarian at Green Haven Correctional Facility, “where I rubbed shoulders with the worst of the worst.” Now retired, she lives in nearby Rhinecliff, where she remembers and writes.
by Andrew Gordon ’67 Cengage Learning Four anthropological case studies examine different initiatives intended to effect community change. Gordon’s ethnographic reporting seeks to capture the thoughts and feelings of villagers in response to outsiders attempting to bring changes to the way they shape their personal identities and pursue their livelihoods.
The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics
’45 Stan Falk has reached the age of four score and ten, relatively unscathed, and has celebrated his 61st anniversary with Lynn.
edited by L. Syd M. Johnson ’87 and Karen S. Rommelfanger Routledge Sixty-one scholars present informed views of how the brain sciences are being used to approach, understand, and reinvigorate traditional philosophical questions—and how those questions, with the grounding influence of neuroscience, are being revisited beyond clinical and research domains.
Handcrafted Maine: Art, Life, Harvest, and Home by Katy Kelleher ’09 Princeton Architectural Press Lively profiles of more than 20 artists, artisans, and craftspeople who work in the woods, towns, and cities of Maine celebrate the triumphs and challenges of entrepreneurship and independence. They bring to life the powerful environment and spirited character that nurture ingenuity and a commonsense approach to life Down East. Lynn and Stan Falk ’45. photo Charles Corvette
’44 Arnold Davis invites fellow Bardians to Peter Paul Rubens and the Flemish 17th Century, on view through November 30 at the Iona College Arts Center. The exhibition features original old masters from the extensive collection of Arnold and Seena Davis.
The Global Education Guidebook: Humanizing K-12 Classrooms Worldwide through Equitable Partnerships by Jennifer D. Klein ’90 Solution Tree Press Educators strive to connect their students to classrooms and experts in ways that humanize the world. This practical guide takes readers through the steps and strategies needed to set up an equitable and global learning alliance that benefits all learners, founded in the tenets of global citizenship and cultural competence.
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Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture ’15 Virginia Fister Laidet is a curatorial research assistant at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. Linnea Seidling is a curatorial assistant at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
’14 Kelsey Browis is curator at King Manor Museum in Jamaica, Queens.
’06 Marybeth De Filippis has been named executive director of Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York.
’04 Brandy Culp is Richard Koopman Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut. | Michelle Hargrave is the deputy director of the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut. | Irene Sunwoo is the director of exhibitions and curator of the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery at Columbia School of Architecture
Center for Curatorial Studies ’13 Marie Heilich has been appointed the Los Angeles Program Director of ProjectArt, a nonprofit organization founded in New York City that places afterschool art classes taught by contemporary artists in public libraries. The organization provides its teaching artists-in-residence the opportunity to utilize the space and resources of public libraries to further their practice.
’11 Nova Benway recently began her new position as executive director at Triangle Arts Association in Brooklyn. She previously was a curator at the Drawing Center in Manhattan, where she codirected Open Sessions, a two-year residency/exhibition program organized with 36 local, national, and international artists. | In February 2017, Laurel Ptak became the new executive director of Art In General, a nonprofit contemporary art exhibition space in New York City, whose mission is to assist artists with the production and presentation of new work, changing in response to artists’ needs and informing and engaging the public about their work. Laurel had been the executive director at Triangle Arts Association since 2014.
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’10 Özge Ersoy left her position as curator and program manager at Collectorspace in Istanbul, Turkey, and moved to Hong Kong to work as public programs lead at Asia Art Archive, starting in August 2017. | Yulia Tikhonova is the director of Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery at St. John’s University in Queens. The gallery was awarded a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Big Read grant to curate a series of programs and a group exhibition inspired by the award-winning poetry book Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. Citizen is one of those rare books that have catalyzed national discussions of race, social justice, and the arts.
’08 Dan Byers is the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University. Dan previously served as senior curator at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston since 2015 and prior to that was the curator of modern and contemporary art at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.
’07 Laura Mott received a curatorial fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which will allow her to do international research for her upcoming project, Landlord Colors: On Art, Economy, and Materiality, set to open in 2018. Laura is the curator of contemporary art and design at the Cranbrook Art Museum near Detroit, Michigan. | In January 2017, Emily Zimmerman started a new position as director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design. She also served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Media Arts grant for 2017.
’05 Jyeong-Yeon (Janice) Kim began her new position in August 2017 as chief curator at Hyundai Card in Seoul, Korea. Hyundai Card is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Group and has been involved in expanding the presence of Korean artists since 2006. As chief curator, Janice oversees art-related projects put on by Hyundai Card at various institutions, including MoMA and Tate Modern.
Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium. She has been appointed the head coordinator and programmer of the Summer of Photography festival, a biennial event founded by BOZAR, which is taking place in various institutions across Brussels. Christel and her partner welcomed a baby named Emily in March 2017.
’01 Ilaria Bonacossa was appointed director of ARTISSIMA in January 2017. ARTISSIMA, Italy’s most important contemporary art fair, is in Torino. This year the festival takes place November 3–5, 2017.
’98 Georgia Lobacheff is working as an art advisor in São Paulo, Brazil, where she focuses on new and preexisting collections of Brazilian and Latin American contemporary art.
’96 Amy Mackie, director of PARSE NOLA, a curatorial residency and nonprofit art program, is excited to share that her organization was recently awarded a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for two years of programmatic support and development. | Mara Jayne Miller is the managing director at 511 Gallery and 511 Projects in New York City. This summer they had several outstanding interns who were instrumental in working with more than 300 artworks that are part of the gallery’s recently consigned estate and art collection of the 20th-century painter Guy Pène du Bois.
Graduate Vocal Arts Program ’10 Katarzyna Sa˛dej made her Los Angeles Opera debut in 2017 as the Page of Herodias in Strauss’s Salome. She recently also sang roles with The Industry and San Diego Opera and was first-prize winner of the Marcella Kochan´ska Sembrich Vocal Competition and the Susan and Virginia Hawk Vocal Competition.
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’03 Candice Hopkins served as a curator of documenta 14, the 14th edition of the contemporary art exhibition that takes place every five years. The exhibition was held in Athens, Greece, from April 8 to July 16 and in Kassel, Germany, from June 10 to September 17. | Christel Tsilibaris has been the exhibitions coordinator since 2009 at BOZAR
Joel Griffith was reelected to a second two-year term as mayor of his native Tivoli. He recently celebrated 20 years working at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck and has been making paintings deep in the woods away from people whenever possible.
’96 Edina Deme is the director of education at the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts-Hungarian National Gallery. She is busy running the education department of the now conjoined institutions, and also serves as an advisor on plans to create a “museum island” in Budapest City Park.
Tragic Pleasure from Homer to Plato By Rana Saadi Liebert, visiting assistant professor of classics Cambridge University Press Socrates claimed that tragic poetry satisfies our “hunger for tears,” suggesting a human pleasure in emotional distress, which emerges as a philosophical problem in Plato’s Republic. By returning to archaic poetry and unearthing a psychosomatic model of aesthetic engagement, Liebert proposes a new interpretation of Plato’s critique.
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’47 Francis “Whit” Hale Whitcomb, 94, died on June 21, 2017, in South Albany, Vermont. Born in New York City, he attended Hoosac School and then Bard College. He went on to collect a master’s in education from the Putney Graduate School, and a master’s in conservation from the University of Michigan. After serving in the Air Force during WWII, Whitcomb accepted several teaching positions along the East Coast, meeting his wife, Patricia Jane Hale, at the North Country School in Lake Placid, New York. Whitcomb was headmaster at the Grammar School in Putney, Vermont, until 1973, when he moved with his family to set up a farm in South Albany. It was there that a lifelong goal of owning a maple sugaring operation was realized. In 1981, Whitcomb returned to the classroom, accepting a position at Lake Region Union High School in Orleans. A 45-year educator of history, geography, and English, he remained at Lake Region until his retirement in 1988. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia; daughters, Marian and Jennifer; and son, David.
’49 Herbert “Jimmy” Schwarz Jr., 92, died on October 7, 2015. A longtime member of the John Bard Society (JBS), he was a regular attendee of the annual JBS luncheons and greatly enjoyed Bard’s 150th Jubilee in 2010. He is remembered for his love of art, world cultural history, and geography as well as his extensive collection of more than 5,000 books, many of which he donated to the Stevenson Library.
’51 Randolph Raynolds Jr., 89, died on May 27, 2017. Raynolds was a registered architect and managed a $900,000 housing rehabilitation program in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Upon retirement, he volunteered with the Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore for more than 14 years; he was also a longtime member of the Springfield Symphony Chorus and the Appalachian Mountain Club. He enjoyed singing, hiking, camping, bicycle riding, and cross-country skiing. He is survived by his wife, Anne; his brother, Graham; his sons, Jack and Ned; and his daughter, Alexandra.
by Mathias E´nard, translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell ’90 New Directions This novel, which was on the shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize, follows Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, as he takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and memories, revisiting the important chapters of his life.
The Russian Revolution: A New History by Sean McMeekin, professor of historical and political studies Basic Books Drawing on previously untapped files from Russian archives and repositories in Europe, Turkey, and the United States, McMeekin offers groundbreaking research and a comprehensive history of the momentous events, from 1917 to 1922, that ended Russian dynastic rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced communism to the world.
An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn, Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities Knopf In a blend of memoir and literary exploration, Mendelsohn narrates an emotional and intellectual journey he takes with his 81-year-old, retired, research-scientist father. Their “many turns” take them from the undergraduate Odyssey seminar Mendelsohn teaches at Bard, which his father audits, to the Mediterranean on an Odyssey-themed cruise.
History and Its Objects: Antiquarianism and Material Culture since 1500 by Peter N. Miller, dean of the Bard Graduate Center Cornell University Press Miller uncovers the forgotten origins of our fascination with exploring the past through its artifacts by highlighting the role of antiquarianism—a pursuit ignored and derided by modem academic history—in grasping the significance of material culture.
Restless Secularism: Modernism and the Religious Inheritance by Matthew Mutter, assistant professor of literature Yale University Press Mutter’s provocative and scholarly study explores how tightly religion and secularism are entwined in major works of modernist literature. He shows that, despite explicit desires to purify secular life of religious residues, Wallace Stevens, Virginia Woolf, and other literary modernists remained entangled in the religious legacies they shunned.
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’56 Audrey H. Regen, 84, died on May 30, 2017. She studied theater at Bard and earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology. A resident of Sarasota, Florida, for more than 50 years, Regen became an active member of the local Jewish community, cofounding a nursery school and kindergarten at Temple Beth Shalom in the 1960s and participating in the Hadassah and Women’s American ORT charities. Later, Regen and her husband, Ezra, became members of Temple Emmanuel and Temple Beth Israel of Longboat Key. A lifelong theater lover, she was also patron of the Asolo Theater Company and served as a volunteer with the Florida Studio Theater. She is survived by her children, Deborah and Jennifer, and her sister, Elaine.
’64 Jamie Treanor, 64, died on August 4, 2017. He graduated from Bard College with a B.A. in art history. He spent more than 35 years in museum merchandising at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Art and Design. He fondly remembered moments of peace roaming in the gardens of the Cloisters. He was a voracious reader, and his love of entertaining with colorful and often embellished stories will be missed by all who knew him. He was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Patricia, and sister, Dora Maria. He is survived by his loving husband and life partner of 38 years, August Ronga, and his sisters Wanden and June.
’68 Thomas Keith Noonan, 69, died on November 15, 2016 in Belle Haven, Virginia. He graduated from Bard with a degree in ancient history and often told the story of his faculty advisor saying to him, “You seem to think it is a virtue not to make excuses; I think it is a virtue not to have to make them.” Noonan took many breaks from his studies, but always in the library where he once picked up a Fortune magazine that contained an article on the newly created Boeing technology of hydrofoil ferry propulsion. This sparked a lifelong interest that led to many exciting business endeavors. He is survived by his wife, Jan, and daughters Jeanne and Letti.
Martha Simpson Haber ’71, whom he married, starting a legacy that will pass on through his children and grandchildren. He later captured the patient, enduring friendship of Eleni Vlamis, whose caring heart helped Gary through his most physically trying times. Ricki Jane Faber, 68, died on February 7, 2017. Originally from Chicago, Faber graduated from Bard College with a degree in drama. She performed in various productions in New York City and London and lived her final years in Sonoma, California.
’71 Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and cofounder, with Donald Fagen ’69, of the band Steely Dan, died, September 3, 2017, at the age of 67. Becker met Fagen at Bard in 1967. The two formed several bands while in college, including the Leather Canaries, which occasionally had Chevy Chase ’68 on drums. “We started writing nutty little tunes on an upright piano in a small sitting room in the lobby of Ward Manor,” wrote Fagen of his longtime friend and musical partner. “He was smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist, and a great songwriter. He was cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically funny.” Steely Dan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. In typical Becker fashion, rather than give a speech he opened the floor to questions. Becker is survived by his wife, Elinor; daughter, Sayan; and son, Kawai.
’72 Sharon Belanger, 66, died on April 5, 2015 in Amesbury, Massachusetts. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was raised and educated in Millbrook, New York, and Brattleboro, Vermont. After attending Bard College, Belanger went to Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts. She worked for many years as a cashier at the Central Plaza Market Basket in Haverhill. She loved the outdoors, riding horses, spending time with her children, and had a keen interest in computers. She is survived by her children, Donald and Jesse.
pleted the culinary arts program at Adirondack Community College. He loved his adopted hometown of Saratoga Springs, working in several of the city’s fine restaurants. In addition to his culinary pursuits, he wrote poetry and was an avid observer of politics. He is survived by his partner, Alexandra, and sisters Meg, Jane, Elizabeth, and Lucina.
’74 James Gianninoto, 65, died on March 9, 2017 in South Orange, New Jersey. Michael E. May died on March 6, 2017. He grew up in Rye, New York, attended Iona Preparatory School, and studied literature and drama at Bard College. May moved to Los Angeles, where he played one of his favorite roles: a guitar-strumming cowboy on the TV soap opera Texas. In 1990, May earned his M.A. in education from Fairfield University. He taught English for 25 years to students with learning and social challenges at public schools in the Norwalk, Connecticut area. His students loved him. May is survived by his daughter, Shannon; his brother, Thomas; sisters Nancy, Kay, and Lori; and ex-wives Patty and Tracy. ’75 Treanor Lewis Robert Wallace, 92, died March 15, 2017. A veteran of WWII who attended Ripon College and Johns Hopkins University, Wallace graduated from Bard College and Kennedy Western University. He spent the bulk of his career at IBM as a certified professional engineer. He was a scoutmaster for many years and enjoyed camping with his troop and later with his family throughout the United States and Canada. He authored several popular children’s books about adventures in exploring and a pirate series based on the Carolina coast. A strong baritone, he enjoyed singing with the Messiah Chorus at the Lyric Theatre in Baltimore and the Kingsmen Barbershop Chorus in Kingston, New York. Lew was predeceased by his eldest daughter, Janet Wallace Haff, and is survived by his wife of 70 years, Jerri, and daughters Karen and Lynn.
’76 ’70 Gary Miles Haber, 68, died June 22, 2014. From the moment his father, Jacob Haber, took time from Haber’s Toy Store to teach him to drive—at age 8— his wild spirit guided him on adventures that his five children (David, Rachael, Ben, Sara, and Zack) and seven grandchildren (Esther, Ella, Elijah, Caleb, Xander, Grace, and Jack) continue to admire with mischievous awe. Above all, Gary’s charm snagged the most beautiful 17-year-old he had ever seen,
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Mark Jonathan Kafka, 64, died on on November 19, 2014 in Wellington, Florida. Mark was born in Brooklyn, New York, and worked as a journalist and writer in the marketing and fundraising industry for most of his life. He is survived by his son, Sidney.
’73 Martin John “Marty” Hughes, 66, died on April 25, 2017 in Saratoga Springs, New York. Born in Cambridge, Massachussets, he graduated from Greenwich Central School and after Bard he com-
Harold Thomas Brew III, 60, died on August 14, 2014. Harry was born in New York City and grew up in Mt. Kisco. After graduating from Bard with a bachelor of arts degree, he moved back to New York, where he worked as a writer and editor for a number of publications and companies. He later received a law degree from New York Law School and was admitted to practice law in the state of New York in 1990. He began his legal career at a Long Island–based insurance defense firm, moving to a Wall Street law firm, then a New York City
plaintiffs firm. He joined Chesney & Nicholas, LLP in 2000, where he was a trial attorney. Brew was also a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and performed pro bono work on behalf of a number of individuals and organizations. He is survived by his daughter, Kaite; his mother, Marianne; his sisters, Kathy, Peggy, and Betsy; and his brothers, Tom and Michael.
Violet Energy Ingots by Hoa Nguyen, MFA faculty in writing Wave Books Despite the sense of discomfort, rupture, things frayed, and grief that pervades this collection, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize, love shimmers at the edges. As grounded in the earth as in the stars, Nguyen’s poems are reminders of the possibilities of contemplation in every space and moment.
’84 Robin Mookerjee, 54, died on May 19, 2016. After graduating from Bard with a B.A. in English, he received a doctorate in English literature from New York University. Mookerjee went on to teach literature and composition at Parsons and later worked as an assistant writing professor at the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts of The New School, where he founded and directed the first-year writing program in 2002. He taught a number of classes during his 17 years at The New School and is the author of Identity and Society in American Poetry and Transgressive Fiction: The New Satiric Tradition. Robin is survived by his wife, Lucy, and by his siblings, Kirit and Paula.
’87 Dan Cherubin, 55, died September 13, 2017. Cherubin earned his B.A. in music from Bard, an M.S. in library science from Columbia, and an M.A. in media studies from The New School. He was hired as Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian at Wesleyan last year. Before joining Wesleyan, Cherubin was chief librarian and associate dean at Hunter College. He had also worked as a corporate librarian, including for Rabobank and MONY, and at the Wildlife Conservation Society. Dan spent a year in Japan, where he was, among other things, a “Tokyo rebbetzin.” In addition to being a memorable dancer, Dan was a ska- and Lesley Gore–loving musician (one of his Bard bands, Peace, Love, and Anti-Intervention, opened for the Beastie Boys in 1984), an outspoken activist (he coined the term “Second Generation” to refer to queer or questioning people with one or more LGBTQI parent), a jersey-wearing New York Rangers fan, and the consummate library geek (he live-Tweeted a recent Association of College and Research Libraries conference and actually “squeeeeeeeee”-ed at the appearance of Carla Hayden, the librarian of Congress). Dan made his mark wherever he went, as evidenced by the massive outpouring of love, memories, and incredible photographs from fellow Bardians (the “Bard in the ’80s” Facebook group is a treasure-trove). Though he had only been at Wesleyan for a year, he made an appropriately outsize impression there as well. “Dan had a dry sense of humor matched with a generous heart,” Digital
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin, photographs by Stephen Schapiro ’55 Taschen This limited letterpress edition of Baldwin’s classic 1963 text includes more than 100 photographs from Schapiro, who traveled the American South with Baldwin for Life magazine. Thrust into the heart of the civil rights movement, Schapiro captured iconic images of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, the March on Washington, and the Selma March.
Stephen Shore: Selected Works, 1973–1981 by Stephen Shore, Susan Weber Professor in the Arts Aperture In this volume, Aperture has invited 15 international photographers, curators, authors, and cultural figures to select 10 images each from a cache of rarely seen negatives taken from the groundbreaking Uncommon Places series. Shot between 1973 and 1981, these idiosyncratic portfolios reveal why Shore’s canonical work continues to impact new generations of photographers.
To Dare Imagining: Rojava Revolution coedited by David Levi Strauss, MFA faculty in writing Autonomedia The Rojava Revolution, a movement for radical democracy, women’s liberation, and ecology, was formed by a coalition of Arab, Kurdish, Syriac, and Turkmen peoples who established the Constitution of Rojava inside the de facto autonomous region in northern Syria. This collection of essays includes a contribution by Strauss, “Hope in Rojava.”
The Nature of Whiteness: Race, Animals, and Nation in Zimbabwe by Yuka Suzuki, associate professor of anthropology University of Washington Press When the political tide turned against white farmers in Zimbabwe after independence, nature was a resource they continued to wield. Wildlife tourism has since become one of the country’s most lucrative industries. Suzuki explores whiteness, the conservation of nature, and contested belonging in an embattled landscape of race and environmentalism.
Spotless: Memories of a New York Childhood by Sherman Yellen ’53 Moreclacke Publishing In this memoir, Tony nominee and two-time Emmy Award–winning playwright and librettist Yellen summons the old world of New York City. The son of a troubled father and willful, fashion-model mother, Yellen chronicles the saga of his impoverished Jewish American family during the Great Depression and World War II.
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Projects Librarian Francesca Livermore said. “He often wandered around the library engaging librarians, library staff, and visitors in conversation and he was always interested in hearing other points of view.” Wesleyan’s Director of Special Collections and Archives Suzy Taraba recalled Dan’s honesty about his personal life: “I really appreciated how open he was about being gay, his family, and his background. He was a good model for how you can be a big, tattooed gay guy in a field that’s sometimes seen as a straight-arrow position.” Dan is survived by his partner, Albert; brother, Sam; sister, Rose; and mother, Margaret.
’91 Raymond A. Rosenberger, 48, died on July 6, 2017. He graduated from Quakertown (Pennsylvania) High School, Bard College, and later pursued graduate studies in classical Greek literature at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University. He worked at the Widener Library of Harvard University and stayed passionately engaged in literature, film, music, and the arts. He is survived by his parents, Richard and Priscilla, and siblings, Bryan, Arthur, and Susan.
’01 Benjamin Mark Portis (CCS), 57, died on July 20, 2017. He was a graduate of Queen’s University and held graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and Bard College. Portis curated and wrote about visual arts and dance. He was a curator of the Art Gallery of Ontario and the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, and for numerous galleries and museums throughout Canada. He was predeceased by his father, Bernard and is survived by his mother, Mary; sister Carrie; brother Andrew; and three nieces.
’04 Andreis Costa died July 31, 2016. If you knew him, if you caught one of his tags around New York or worked with him on a project in Los Angeles, if you saw him rapping in a hoodie at Elisabeth Irwin or watched him bang around campus at Bard, if you heard him make music, create, rhyme, design, tell a joke, laugh (and you knew when you heard him laugh—it could be heard several rooms over), you can attest: he can’t be summarized in a paragraph. He loved his friends fiercely, as he did his family. He was a loving soul and a brilliant artist. His strut, serious. A New Yorker, they don’t make them like this anymore. So gentle, and also not so gentle. He understood gravity and we were lucky to have his friendship when we did. Performance artist, drag king, and gender activist Diane Torr (MFA), 68, died May 31, 2017. She was born in Ontario, Canada, and raised in Aberdeen,
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Scotland. Torr studied dance at Dartington College of Arts in Devon, England, moved to New York City to study with Merce Cunningham, and became a pioneering figure in female-to-male gender crossing. In 1978, she began making experimental movement pieces for loft spaces, clubs, and bars in the East Village and was a founding member of the “conceptual art punk band of women artists who can’t play any instruments” called DISBAND. In 1989, Torr began experimenting with physical movements and gestures that would allow her to pass as male in everyday encounters in the city. She and transsexual make-up artist Johnny Science developed Man-for-a-Day drag-king workshops, in which women were trained in male character roles before venturing out into the city. Torr was a fellow of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and a visiting lecturer at Glasgow School of Art, Stockholm University of Arts, and Freie Universität Berlin. She was predeceased by her younger brother, David, and is survived by her daughter, Martina.
enjoyed them outright. During his time on the faculty, he regularly visited one session a semester of my practice-based poetics seminars. He would lead the class in a writing procedure that he did along with us. It always ended with everyone reading aloud what we had composed. The last class visit, before he became emerita, involved a sheaf of pages with rows of rebuses that we were somehow to use sequentially. He participated with glee and later told me he liked what he wrote so much he was including it in his next book.” Perhaps surprisingly to those who are familiar with Ashbery only through his sometimes baffling verse, that playfulness seems to be the character trait nearly everyone who knew him agrees upon. “No matter what the situation, John always seemed amused about the world around him,” says Charlotte Mandell ’90. “I admired that quality the most in John—his light-heartedness, his ability to see the funny side of things in both life and art. Like any good poet, John followed Melville’s injunction to ‘live in this world without being of it.’”
Jacob Neusner, professor, rabbi, author, and public servant, died October 15, 2016. Neusner led a prolific and energetic professional life. With his scholarly work, he created the modern field of Judaic studies, ensuring that anyone, regardless of faith, could study and conduct research in the field. He expanded our understanding of ancient Jewish history and classical rabbinic texts, as well as the period in which early Christianity took shape. He was a regular voice on a range of contemporary issues, especially Jewish life and learning, and was granted honorary degrees for his scholarly inquiry and teaching at universities throughout the world. A professor at Bard College beginning in 1994, he retired in 2014 as Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History and Theology of Judaism. He previously held professorships at University of South Florida, Brown University, and Dartmouth College. He served on the National Endowment for the Humanities following his nomination by President Jimmy Carter and on the National Endowment for the Arts, for which he was nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Neusner is survived by his wife of 52 years, Suzanne; four children: Samuel, Eli, Noam, and Margalit; and nine grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Jacob was predeceased by a brother, Frederick, and a sister, Sandra.
John Ashbery, Bard College’s Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor Emeritus of Languages and Literature, died September 3, 2017; he is survived by his husband, David Kermani. More than 60 years ago, Ashbery won the Yale Younger Poets prize for his first collection, Some Trees. W.H. Auden, who selected Ashbery for that honor, later admitted that he “had not understood a word of it.” That may be because, as poet Robert Kelly, Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature, says, “John brought poetry back from something only other poets could understand and gave it to the intelligent worldly reader to grasp and enjoy.” Ashbery spent 1955 and ’56 in France on a Fulbright and went on to publish nearly 30 books and innumerable art reviews. In 1976 he became the only writer to win the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award in the same year, for his collection Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. Ashbery received a MacArthur Foundation grant in 1985; won the Antonio Feltrinelli International Prize for Poetry in 1992; and was made a Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 1993. He served as New York State poet laureate from 2001 to 2003. Ashbery came to Bard in 1990 and taught here until 2008. Joan Retallack, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor Emerita of Humanities, wrote in Bomb (bombmagazine.org), “Ashbery’s methodically intuitive assemblages were a kind of indirect procedure. But he also
HONOR ROLL OF DONORS JULY 1, 2016 – JUNE 30, 2017 Dear Alumni/ae, Parents, and Friends, I come to you as a comrade in arms to thank you all for supporting our beloved college. I come to you as a trustee, peer, alumnus, graduate, spouse, father, stepfather, and grandfather of Bard. This little school on the Hudson that was founded in 1860 to prepare young men for the seminary called out and embraced a wayward malcontent of a Southern teenager who had lost his way—that would be me—in 1975, the very same year that the urban, urbane, nonrural Leon Botstein arrived in what was then Dutchess County farmland. As lost as I was that day when fate or serendipity or chaos theory brought me to Annandale, I instantly recognized how mythically beautiful the place was. Some jewel of a haven tucked on the shores of the Rhine of America. I asked myself, How did I end up here? And who knew this place existed? Now it is our duty to continue to foster this rare phenomenon called Bard . . . Center for Civic Engagement Bard Prison Initiative Smolny College in St. Petersburg, Russia Bard High School Early Colleges Bard College Berlin American University of Central Asia Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences . . . and of course, Bard in Annandale-on-Hudson, to highlight some but by no means all of Bard’s programs and their multitentacled diversity and scope. In some quarters we are called a niche institution. I say we are a movement of immense breadth. I entered as a classics major, graduated as a choreographer, and now find myself a filmmaker who is a farmer who is learning to build. Bard didn’t clip my wings, it pushed me to think about doing the unimaginable. Look at the colossus of an organic entity that is Bard. It is staggering in its scope. And it only happened because scores of us have been influenced to do something better with our time on this planet. Before Bard I was a young man in the weeds; I now find myself professionally surrounded by and informed by weeds. I can only thank Bard for allowing me to dream this journey. Now it is my duty to try to compel as many of you as possible to shout out Bard’s impact on the world, to spread the word. And it is my honor to truly and sincerely thank all of you listed here for enabling hundreds and now thousands of young people to have the same chance to dream the unimaginable and to change the world. We are living in disturbing times, with hatred and violence rampant. Our hopes and dreams and prayers rest with our youth. Bard is one of the most precious entities we have to further the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. and his vision of society. As an Atlantan I proudly carry that torch, and as a Bardian I offer again my deep respect and gratitude for all of your gifts. We must build and sustain the lasting foundation for the place we fondly call Bard College. Sincerely,
James C. Chambers ’81 Chair, Board of Trustees of Bard College honor roll of donors 49
Donors by Giving Societies Coronam Vitae $1,000,000+ Peter Baldwin and Lisbet Rausing + Stanley Buchthal and Maja Hoffmann + Andrew and Barbara Gundlach + Mr. and Mrs. James H. Ottaway Jr. + Susan Weber + President’s Circle $500,000–999,999 Emily H. Fisher and John Alexander + Marieluise Hessel and Edwin L. Artzt + Martin T. and Toni Sosnoff + Founder’s Circle $100,000–499,999 Anonymous (1) Fiona Angelini and Jamie Welch + George Ball Jr. ’73 Carolyn Marks Blackwood + Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Brant + James Cox Chambers ’81 + Estate of Dr. George M. Coulter ’51 Jeanne Donovan Fisher + Glenn Fuhrman Mr. and Mrs. Ronald K. Greenberg Estate of Irene Hollister + Audrey M. Irmas + Emily Tow Jackson + Mr. and Mrs. George A. Kellner + Robert W. Lourie + Jennifer and David Millstone Bruce Ratner and Dr. Pamela Lipkin Denise S. Simon and Paulo Vieiradacunha + Marilyn and Jim Simons + Robert Soros + Felicitas S. Thorne + Laura-Lee Woods + Andrew E. Zobler Scholar’s Circle $50,000–99,999 Roger Berkowitz and Jenny Lyn Bader + Alexandre and Lori Chemla + Paul S. and Susan Efron + Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg + Robert S. Epstein ’63 and Esta Epstein S. Asher Gelman ’06 + Charles and Laurence Heilbronn + Winnie Holzman and Paul Dooley + Dr. Barbara Kenner + Geraldine and Kit Laybourne + H. Peter Stern and Helen Drutt English Charles P. Stevenson Jr. and Alexandra Kuczynski + Nina von Maltzahn Estate of Prof. William Weaver + Fellow $25,000–49,999 Anonymous (2) + Dan and Ewa Abraham Helen and Roger Alcaly + Joshua J. Aronson Roland Augustine + Helen ’48 and Robert L. Bernstein + Sybil B. Bernstein + Estate of Heinz Bertelsmann
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Dr. Leon Botstein and Barbara Haskell + Louis W. and Mabel H. Cabot Amy Cappellazzo + Michelle R. Clayman + Jennifer and Jonathan H. Cohen + David E. and Ide W. Dangoor Dr. Arnold J. Davis ’44 + Gale and Shelby Davis + Robert C. Edmonds ’68 + Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg + Eric Warren Goldman ’98 + Marian Goodman + George F. Hamel III ’08 + Pamela and George F. Hamel Jr. + Dr. and Mrs. Henry G. Jarecki + Susan and Roger Kennedy + Jennifer and Marc Lipschultz + Chris McMurray Claudia McMurray Pamela Mensch + Lisa Merling ’09 and Iani Tassev ’05 Stanley A. ’65 and Elaine Reichel + David E. Schwab II ’52 and Ruth Schwartz Schwab ’52 + Bernard L. Schwartz Lisa and Bernad Selz + Illiana van Meeteren + Margo and Anthony Viscusi + Alison M. and James A. von Klemperer + Tewksbury Roundtable $10,000–24,999 Anonymous (2) + Andrea Aidekman ’10 Ellen and Kenneth Aidekman + Janice L. and Matthew R. Barger + Anthony Barrett and Donna Landa + Prof. Mario Bick and Diana Brown + Jack A. Blum ’62 + Stephana Bottom and Duncan M. Webb David G. Brooks and Patricia C. Lambert Edward Lee Cave + Bernadette and Jeff Clavier Joan K. Davidson + Alicia Davis and Steve Ellis + Gonzalo and Kathleen de Las Heras + Thomas Dengler ’61 + Christian Destremau Drs. John Dunne and Jenifer Lloyd Kit Kauders Ellenbogen ’52 + Elizabeth W. Ely ’65 and Jonathan K. Greenburg + Tracey Emin Deborah B. and Philip D. English + Cornelia Erpf-Forsman ’90 + Amy C. Falls Stefano Ferrari and Lilo Zinglersen + Britton and Melina Fisher Catherine C. Fisher Adaline H. Frelinghuysen + Joni B. Friedman and Dr. Andrew J. Torgove + Robert A. Goldfarb ’59 + Carlos Gonzalez and Katherine Stewart + Barbara S. Grossman ’73 and Michael Gross + Estate of Hon. Brandon H. Grove Jr. ’50 Dean Hachamovitch and Joan Morse + Lawrence Heller and Dayna Langfan + Thomas Hesse and Gwendolyn Bellmann + Max Hetzler Alan Hilliker and Vivien Liu + Louise Holden Xavier Hufkens
David Hyman ’11 Anka Kast ’93 Belinda and Stephen Kaye + Gayle Kelmenson + Theodore Kennedy Edna and Gary Lachmund + Alison L. and John C. Lankenau + Dr. Nancy Leonard and Dr. Lawrence Kramer + Cynthia Hirsch Levy ’65 + Sandy and Barbara Lewis Chris Lipscomb and Monique Segarra + Y. S. Liu + Prof. and Mrs. Mark Lytle + Amy and Thomas O. Maggs + Anne and Vincent A. Mai James O. and Jennifer Mills Roger Netzer and Francie Campbell + E. Scott Osborne and Jeffrey L. Schwartz + Matthew Palevsky Lorna H. Power Joy E. Reese + Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Ilene Resnick ’87 and Daniel Weiss ’87 + Amanda J. Rubin + Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo Dr. Jacques and Rosana Seguin Gregg and Monique Seibert Ruth Ottaway Sherer William S. ’68 and Claire E. Sherman + Melissa Schiff Soros + David and Sarah Stack + Geoffrey E. Stein ’82 + Billy Steinberg ’72 + Michael Ward Stout + Vesna Straser ’95 and Brandon K. Weber ’97 + Evan Strauss Alice J. Tenney and Bernard Wiesenberg + Beth Uffner + Lisa Marie Vagge Antoine van Agtmael Virginia S. Warner Dr. Marilyn T. Wells and John M. Wells Angela Westwater Leslie K. Williams and James A. Attwood Jr. Millie and Robert Wise + David and Jamie Wolf Eric Wong Richard W. Wortham III + Warden’s Society $5,000–9,999 Anonymous (4) + Hyman Abady + Warren and Julie Adams Jamie Albright and Stephen Hart + Dr. Penny Axelrod ’63 and Dr. Jerome Haller + Mary I. Backlund and Virginia Corsi + Maria A. Baird and George J. Cotsirilos + Thomas R. Berner Esq. + Nancy Bernstein and Robert Schoen + Anne Donovan Bodnar and James L. Bodnar Mark E. Brossman and Diane Rosen + Cheryl R. Chess ’88 and Aaron C. Lichtman ’86 Paula Cooper Peter Davidson Thomas Joseph Deegan Day and Nina Hachigian + Elizabeth de Lima and Bobby Alter Beth Rudin DeWoody +
Bishop Andrew M. and Margaret Dietsche Gary DiMauro and Kathryn Windley + Amy K. and David Dubin + Estate of Rev. Lyford P. Edwards + Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein + Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby Nancy H. Feinberg + Dan Frank Daniel Friedman ’66 + Mary C. Gallagher + Drs. Elizabeth A. Garofalo and Jeffrey S. Warren + Camila Geld ’09 Kenneth and Sara Geld Richard Gilder Samsher Gill and Maria Emy Reimao Susan H. Gillespie + Roberto and Elizabeth Goizueta Sally Gottesman Dr. Terry S. Gotthelf Boriana Handjiyska ’02 + Jay Hanus Michele L. Hertz ’81 and Lawrence B. Friedman + Erica D. and John F. Huggins Estate of Justin B. Israel Barbara S. ’50 and Ralph Italie + Rebecca James + Louis Kahn + David W. Kaiser and Rosemary Corbett + Dr. Harriette Kaley + Rachel and Dr. Shalom Kalnicki + Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan + Jane and Richard Katzman + Martin Kenner and Camilla Smith + King’s Fountain Joseph Kirk Estate of Wendy Klodt Kord and Ellen Lagemann + Charles and Susan Lassen Raymond J. Learsy + Ralph S. Levine ’62 + Glenn Ligon + Jane K. Lombard + David M. Manning ’07 + Wendy and Peter F. McCabe ’70 + Vincent McGee + Dr. David Meikle + Rodney M. Miller Sr. and Jodie Jackson Barbara Miral ’82 and Alberto Gatenio + Mona Pine Monroe ’52 + Hank Muchnic ’75 + Drs. M. Susan and Irwin Richman + Michael Ringier Judy and Bob Rubin Julian C. Schnabel Charles and Helen Schwab Annabelle M. Selldorf + Bonnie and Daniel Shapiro Lewis J. Silvers Jr. ’50 + Stephen Simcock Jonathan Slone ’84 and Elizabeth J. Kandall, Ph.D. ’84 Sarah and Howard Solomon + Jerry I. Speyer Lisa B. Hackner Stedman Elisa Loti Stein Dr. Kathryn E. Stein ’66 + Ronnie Stern Dr. Sanford B. Sternlieb + Robert B. and Toni Strassler + Edith Van Slyck and James Hammond + Prof. Marina van Zuylen + Gordon VeneKlasen Dr. Siri von Reis + Elizabeth Weatherford
Shelby White Christopher Wool and Charline Von Heyl Michael Yarmolinsky Eric J. and Karen Zahler Bard College Council $2,500–4,999 Anonymous (1) Aprile C. Age Robert ’53 and Marcia Amsterdam + Kathleen Augustine + Donald Baier ’66 and Marjorie Mann ’68 + Erika Bakse + Jonathan and Roberta Baum Prof. Jonathan and Jessica K. Becker + John C. and Julia P. Begley + Laurie A. ’74 and Stephen H. Berman ’74 + Dr. László Z. Bitó ’60 and Olivia Cariño + Aviva and Charles Blaichman Gabriel Catone Dave and Barbara Chase + Kathleya Chotiros ’98 + Eliza W. Cornwell Dan Desmond ’00 and Uya Chuunbaatar + Harris Dew Ira Diamant and Chari Smith Mr. and Mrs. Steven B. Dodge Max Dolgicer Malia K. Du Mont ’95 + Leonard and Susan Feinstein Edward W. Fischer ’65 Tobias Forster-Fader Larry Fuchsman and Dr. Janet Strain + Christine Gasparich ’08 and John Hambley ’06 + Drs. Michael and Susan Gaynon Ellen Goldsmith-Vein Elissa Goldstone ’07 + Matthew M. Guerreiro and Christina Mohr + Agnes Gund + Eliot D. and Paula K. Hawkins + Helen Hecht + Phillip Henderson and Elizabeth Henry Elena and Fred Howard + Anne E. Impellizzeri + Roger D. Isaacs ’49 + Benjamin and Cathy Iselin + Estate of David R. Johns ’15 Charles S. Johnson III ’70 and Sondra Rhoades Johnson + Estate of Stanley Kasparek John S. M. Katzenbach ’72 + Josh Kaufman ’92 + Renee N. Khatami ’77 + Dr. Michael and Kate Kortbus Dr. Michael A. Lerner + Bryan I. and Leslie W. Lorber + Scott Lorinsky Robert Lowinger + Patricia Lowy Anthony and Celeste Meier Mollie Meikle ’03 + Richard and Ronay Menschel + Stergios G. Mentesidis ’12 + David Michaelis and Nancy Steiner Suzanne Neusner Peter and Sarah E. O’Donnell Alexander Papachristou Christopher Pennington ’87 + Piers and Lucy Playfair Rebbeck Family Mariann Boston Reh and Gregory K. Reh
Frederick W. Richmond + Ted Ruthizer and Jane Denkensohn + Peter Rosenblum James G. Salvucci ’86 + Barbara M. and Michael S. Satow Joan A. Schaffer ’75 + Miriam Schoenfield Janet Zimmerman Segal ’50 Karen and Dr. Kim Serota Kendall Serota ’04 + Dr. Michael Simpson + Jared Snyder Andrew Solomon and John Habich Solomon Ronald Sosinski and Ellen Donahue Clive A. Spagnoli ’86 + Selda Steckler ’48 + Michael P. Steinberg Eric Stern John L. Thomson + Taun ’05 and Christine Toay + Dr. Elisabeth F. Turnauer-Derow * + Takemi Ueno Marylea van Daalen Olivia van Melle Kamp + Will K. Weinstein Hon. Rebecca Westerfield + Maureen A. Whiteman and Lawrence J. Zlatkin + Shelley and Vic Wisner Irene Zedlacher + St. Stephen’s Society $1,000–2,499 Anonymous (10) + Farah Akhtar ’12 Jim and Meg Anderson + Mark Aronson Nick Ascienzo John J. Austrian ’91 and Laura M. Austrian + Dr. Karen L. Axelsson + Ian and Margaret Ball Kay Barned-Smith and St. John Smith + Valerie B. Barr and Susan Yohn + Alicia Barraza and Douglas P. Van Zandt + Robert C. ’57 and Lynn A. Bassler + Douglas Baumstein Estate of Rosalyn Baxandall Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. Bayard Leigh Beery and Jonathan Tunick ’58 + Neil and Marika Bender Alexander Berardi Brendan Berg ’06 + Bruce and Catherine Berg Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger ’56 + Alice D. Berkeley + Cheryl and John Bero Prof. Daniel S. Berthold and Prof. Melanie B. Nicholson + Jeffrey A. Bluestone and Leah Rosenkranz Bluestone Brian D. Bonnar ’77 Daniel J. Brassard ’84 + Carrie M. and Edward C. Brittenham + Christopher W. Brody + Reginald Bullock Jr. ’84 + Thomas M. Burger and Andree Robert + Brian Burlant Bob Bursey and Leah Cox Bruce and Bettina Buschel + Hannah Byrnes-Enoch ’08 and Gerald Pambo-Awich ’08 + Prof. Mary Caponegro ’78 + James C. and Pauline G. Carafotes +
+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years
Lindsay ’06 and John Carr + Sylvie Carter Steven M. Cascone ’77 + Janis Gardner Cecil Michael W. Chabon and Ayelet C. Waldman Lydia Chapin and David Soeiro + Andrew Y. Choung ’94 Charles B. Clancy III ’69 + David Clark Robert and Isobel Clark + Jakob Clausen ’92 and Christina Hajagos-Clausen ’92 + Sheila Smith Cochran C. Denise and Dr. Dana Q. Coffield + Kelley A. Conway and Patrick J. Sweet Dr. Clay Cooper and Lori Carpenter Andrew F. Corrigan ’00 and Jennifer Macksoud ’99 + Erin Coryell ’99 + Amy Cosier John J. Coyne ’00 + John J. Creed Deirdre d’Albertis and Peter Joseph Gadsby + Mira Dancy ’01 and Nicolas Max Rubinstein ’00 Blythe Danner ’65 Imran Dar ’11 + Deborah L. and James P. Davis Prof. Matthew and Mary Deady + Ana and J. Roberto De Azevedo Johan de Meij and Dyan Machan Ellyn and Saul Dennison Kim DesMarais ’73 + Anne Wellner de Veer ’62 + Marion and Alan Dienstag + Michele Oka Doner and Fred Doner Judy Donner ’59 + Abby J. Dubay-Troiano and Jeffrey S. Troiano John and Denise Dunne + Mary-Jean Eastman Allison A. Eggers ’99 + Carol and Roger Einiger Anthony M. ’82 and Kristina E. ’83 Ellenbogen + Jeffrey Elliot Selma Ertegun Nicole J. Fanarjian ’90 + Isabelle Farber Jerrold N. and Sally Ann Fine + Edith Fisher Arthur and Susan Fleischer Jr. Kevin R. Foster ’92 and Donna Jarvis + Andrew F. Fowler ’95 and Amanda Burrows-Fowler ’98 + Dr. Richard G. Frank ’74 + Oliver Frankel and Carole Server + I. Joel Frantzman + Harvey and Mary Freeman + Dr. Richard C. Friedman ’61 + Dr. Sanford Friedman and Mrs. Virginia Howsam Linda Genereux Helena and Christopher Gibbs Gardner and Stevie Gillespie Robert Gober and Donald Moffett + Dido Goldsmith Scott and Ella Goldstein Andrew Gordon ’67 Bruce Gordon + Francis Greenburger + Richard Greener ’63 David G. Greenwald Amy and Ronald Guttman
John Bard Society members names are bolded
Deirdre Hade and William H. Arntz + Karen Hagberg and Mark Jackson + William Hamel ’84 and Juliet D. Wolff + Thomas and Bryanne Hamill Arthur P. and Judith A. Hargrave Nancy C. Hass and Bob Roe Beat Hellstern + Tom Heman and Janelle Reiring + Margaret Hempel + Gisela T. and Dr. William R. Hendley + Sarah G. and Timothy J. Herbert + Barbara S. Herst ’52 + Fred and Jane Herzner + Judith S. Hinrichs Nicholas Hippensteel ’09 + Dr. Ann Ho ’62 and Dr. Harry Harper + Dr. Keith B. Hodge Corinne Hoener ’06 and Christie Seaver ’06 + Martin Holub and Sandra Sanders + Mia Homan Jan Hopkins and Dr. Richard Trachtman + Matina S. Horner Dr. Dwayne Huebner + Andrew W. Humphrey Tessa Huxley and Andrew Reicher + Daniel R. Idzik and Kathleen M. Osborne Mythili Iyer Tatiana James Barbara and Michael Jellinek, MD Toni Johnson Judith and Madison Jones Kathleen B. Jones Ph.D. + Demetrios and Susan Karayannides Burton R. Kassell + Ruth Keating-Lockwood ’92 and Anthony F. Lockwood ’94 Thomas W. and Angela Keesee III + Mr. Randall and Dr. Katrena Kennedy + Marguerite and Robert Kenner + Max Kenner ’01 and Sarah Botstein + Bridget Kibbey Charles and Jessica Kibel Dr. Jamie Kibel Frank and Sandra Kiepura Christopher W. and Parthenia R. Kiersted + Erica Kiesewetter + Donald and Gay Kimelman Liza Kindred and Josh Clark Andrew and Linda Kittler Benjamin Kleinbaum ’09 Ben Koerner Daniel Korich and Vivian Liao Korich + Danielle Korwin and Anthony DiGuiseppe Kenny Kosakoff ’81 + Prof. Laura Kuhn + Dr. Peter H. and Grace E. Kwon Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Paul and Sarah Larie Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder + Prof. Ann M. Lauterbach Courtney F. Lee-Mitchell ’90 Amala and Eric Levine + Catherine K. and Les Levine + Patricia and Martin P. Levy + Edward Lewine Dr. William V. Lewit ’52 and Gloria Lewit + Gary K. Lippman Kaylee S. Lockett Christina and James Lockwood + Glenn and Susan Lowry + Maria Magdalena Maculan Charles S. Maier
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St. Stephen’s Society, cont. Melody L. Malmberg and Joseph M. Rohde + Sean P. Maloney Thierry Marbach Brice and Helen Marden Dr. Michael J. Maresca ’86 + Carole Marks Matthew Marks + Dionisio Martins ’07 and Anna Neverova ’07 + David Matias + Liese Mayer ’05 + Kim M. McConville Jo Anne Meloccaro Lynne Meloccaro ’85 + Drs. Adam C. Messer and Diana B. Putman Nara Milanich Nathan M. and Rebecca Gold Milikowsky Robert Millard and Bethany F. Oberlander-Millard ’88 Norbert Miller Karl Moschner and Hannelore Wilfert Joanne and Richard Mrstik + Martin L. and Lucy Miller Murray + Deborah Neff Diana and Martin Neiman Marion Nestle Maury Newburger Elena and Richard J. Nicholson Andrea G. and Christopher H. Nielsen + Preetha Nooyi Dr. Abraham and Gail Nussbaum Harold and Isabelle Oaklander Thomas Ochs Margaret A. and Richard J. O’Donnell Martha J. Olson + Dr. Daniel Fulham O’Neill ’79 + Jane E. Osgood ’75 + Marilyn and Peter Oswald + Daisy and David Paradis + Dr. Richard Pargament ’65 + Alan Patricof Jason ’99 and Brandy Pavlich + Debra R. Pemstein and Dean Vallas + Dana H. and Hart Perry Jean and John Peteet Raymond D. Peterson Aaron R. Phillips ’92 Roger Phillips ’53 + Susan R. Playfair ’62 + Susan Pollack ’70 + James R. Posner D. Miles Price + Abhay Puskoor ’08 + Ann Pyne ’07 Aidan and Elizabeth Quinn Peter M. Rainey ’62 Ian and Kira Reed Carol and Joseph Reich + Steven B. Richards ’72 + Robbie Robinson and Sandra Wrobel Deedie and Rusty Rose Jonathan F. Rose Andrea Rosen + Florence and Robert A. Rosen Ellen J. and Paul N. Roth Dr. Mary Ryan Myrna B. Sameth + Gale and Paul J. Schaefer Anne Schamberg ’73 and Jay F. Schamberg + Dr. David C. Schiffman ’61 + Barbara A. and Joseph Schoenberg + David A. Schulz + Ellen Louise Schwartz ’64 + Estate of Herbert “Jimmy” Schwarz ’49
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Sarah Seaver and Dr. John Spielberg + Elisabeth Semel ’72 and James Thomson + Damen Seminero Ronald D. and Stephanie W. Sernau Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro Barbara L. Shapiro + Henry B. Shapiro ’07 Dr. Jeffrey S. Shenberger and Diane M. Shenberger Judith A. Shepherd ’69 + John Silberman Josephine Simon Elena V. Siyanko Ellynne Skove Geoffrey W. Smith and Jamie Levitt + Kiki Smith Ted Snowdon Rosalie K. Snyder and Stephen P. Snyder ’62 Camilla R. Somers Jeannie and Louis Sorell + Dr. Ingrid A. Spatt ’69 + Marquitta Speller Gerlinde Spiess Tracy Stein Edwin Steinberg Leonard Steinberg Robert C. Stempel ’52 and Razelle S. Stempel + Katharine Parks Sterling + Janet E. Stetson ’81 and Danny Shanahan + Benjamin Stone Peter and Susan Straub Allan and Ronnie Streichler + Ben Strubel + Prof. Alan N. Sussman + John Taylor Paul Taylor Drs. Bettina Siewert Teich and Douglas L. Teich Alan S. and Barbara L. Tepper + Carolee Thea S. Rebecca Thomas Helene Tieger ’85 and Paul Ciancanelli + Dr. Jonathan Tiemann and Valerie A. Gardner Bree Tollinger Dr. Toni-Michelle C. Travis ’69 + Mandy Tumulty ’94 + Toby Usnik and Harlan Bratcher + Christophe and Anne-Gaelle Van de Weghe Gregory and Marina Vasilyev Pierpaolo Vidali ’04 Jutta von Falkenhausen Ingrid Von Werz Marc N. Waldor Robin Liebmann Wallack ’67 and Alan M. Wallack ’65 Dr. Kristin B. Waters ’73 + Dr. Richard C. and Patricia B. Waters Paul Weinschenk and Jennifer Blum John B. Weinstein and Brian L. Mikesell David Weiss ’86 + Rosemary and Noel Werrett + Stephen A. Wertheimer, MD ’59 + Barbara Jean Weyant + Whitney Wheelock Allan Wieman and Jo Shute Dan Wilbur ’09 Susan and Jeffrey Winn David and Joan Sylvester Wise Peter P. and Robin A. Wolf + Andrew J. Yoon ’94 +
Neda Young Deborah H. and Dr. Michael G. Zahn Bill Zifchak and Maggie Evans + Michael Zimmerman ’59 Friends $500–999 Anonymous (2) Luc Aalmans and Abigail Erdmann + Amanda Aaron Ned A. Adams ’51 Morris Adjmi Joseph Ahern and Leland Midgette + George Ahl Imran Ahmed ’02 + John Winthrop Aldrich Richard Allen ’67 + Peter C. and Susan B. Andersen Claire Angelozzi ’74 + Matthew Apple ’94 Richard Armstrong and Dorsey Waxter + Peter M. Ascoli Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Atkins Paul Audet Sarah Bachelier ’08 Nancy Banks and Stephen Penman Anthony Barbato Barbara B. Barre ’69 + Joseph Baxer and Barbara Bacewicz + Dr. David Becker Howard and Mary Bell + Leonard A. Benardo Noa Bendit-Shtull ’10 Dr. John S. Bendix Hugo W. Berkeley and Alessandra Tetta Vipin Bharathan Susan H. Bodine ’72 + Chava Brandriss and Dr. Andrew Schonebaum Dr. Alan S. Brenner and Mrs. Ronni C. Brenner ’64 Karen E. Briefer-Gose ’85 + Jane A. Brien ’89 + Kathleen A. Brooks and Michael W. Langen Leon and Teresa Brostoff C. Ann and James Brudvig + Deborah Buck Alfred Buff and Lenore Nemeth + Gary P. Buonanno and Susan M. Danaher + Sophie Burress ’11 + Dr. Maureen Callahan and Steve M. Victore David Campolong and Erin Cannan-Campolong John Carroll Jr. ’85 Laura A. Caruso ’86 + Pia Carusone ’03 + Anne Zitron Casey ’83 and David T. Casey ’78 + Connie Casey and Harold E. Varmus Kevin and Mary Casey Jennifer and Lyle Casriel + Anna Celenza Fu-Chen Chan Dr. Phyllis Chesler ’63 Andrew Chignell + Nancy Clark David S. Coleman Gary N. Comorau ’68 + Erich Cramer + Jeremy Creelan Susan E. D’Agostino ’91 and Esteban Rubens ’97 + Carole A. Daley
Susiawati Darmawan and Hutomo M. Santoso Steven M. Dawson Nicole M. de Jesús ’94 + Gayatri Devi Roger and Claire Dewey Hester Diamond + Laurie Dien and Alan Yaillen + Jeremiah Dine and Anne-Marie McIntyre Joan diVito-Alsop ’81 Katherine Dodd Denyse Doerries Christine V. Downton Prof. Ellen Driscoll Michelle Dunn Marsh ’95 + Lance Ehrenberg and Terry Sidell + Joan Elliott ’67 + Allan Ells and Allison Moore Gayle Iselin Engel ’75 Geraldine Fabrikant and Robert T. Metz + Juli Falkoff + Eric Farber Christopher W. Farney John A. Faylor ’67 Naomi B. Feldman ’53 + Jack Fenn ’76 + John B. Ferguson and Valeri J. Thomson ’85 + Sunny and Paul Fischer Janice and Ronald Flaugher Janice and William Forsyth Dr. Davis B. Fox + Andrea Fraser Keith A. Fredrickson ’00 Jane Heidgerd Garrick ’94 Joshua S. Geraghty ’02 + Nancy Gernert Gary and Martha Giardina Percy Gibson ’87 + Laura and William Glasgall + Mona Golabek Jay Golan and Rabbi Barat Ellman Dr. Judy Gold + Amy A. ’90 and Benjamin J. ’91 Goldberg + Stephanie A. Goldfine + Debbie J. Goldman Marianne and Tim Goodell Michael R. Goth ’69 + Katherine Gould-Martin and Robert L. Martin + Carol C. Greenberg Eugene Groelle Hannah S. Gross ’71 and Mark A. Gross ’69 + Marcie S. Gunnell Kenrick Hackett Nicholas C. and Pier H. Haffenreffer + Frederick Fisher Hammond + Jason Harootunian and Clarissa Tartar + Timothy P. Harrington and Anne P. Rutherford Zachary Harris ’99 and Kate Wolf ’03 David and Nancy Hathaway + Aaron M. Hawk James Hayden + Xiaosong He and Haomin Li Anne C. Heller + Maren A. Holmen ’00 + Sonja A. Hood ’90 + Douglas O. Hughes Matthias Hurst Amy Husten and James Haskin + David W. Jacobowitz ’65 and Linda Rodd Joan K. Jaffee and William L. Miller + George and Karen* Jahn +
Esther M. Jankovics Rajive I. Jayawardhane ’94 Christopher C. Jennings and Jan B. Montgomery Robert A. Jensen ’68 + Amy Bachelder Jeynes and Scott Jeynes ’90 + Linda and Steve Johnson Linda Kahn Amy Kapczynski Paul Kasmin Jeffrey and Mary Katz Nina C. Kavin and Kerry A. Miller John and Mary Kelly Kathleen K. Kelly and Bernard J. Ohanian Maud L. Kersnowski-Sachs ’86 + Stephen J. Kessler ’68 and Daniela Hurezanu + Sylvia Kier Younghee Kim-Wait Keith Klein Chapin F. Koch and Patricia M. Stone Stacy Horn Koch and Thomas Koch Rose and Josh Koplovitz + Peter Kosewski ’77 and John Dennis Anderson + Neil A. Kotey ’91 + Afsheen and Anne Kothari Jill and Peter Kraus Dr. Judith C. Kuppersmith ’63 Hollwich Kushner Stephanie Lamartine-Schwartz ’85 and David M. Schwartz ’84 Lawrence Lau Alfred J. Law and Glenda A. Fowler Law + Erin J. Law ’93 + Gertrud Lawrance An-My Le Yung-Mi Lee Alexa Lennard ’04 + Elise and Jeffrey Lennard David Lerner John C. Lerner + Paige Lescure Andrew Jay Levinson and Deborah Reik + Philip Lewellen Prof. Dr. Thomas Lindenberger Janine C. Lindquist Margo Lion Cecilia W. Liou Jennifer Lipka Laura Litwin Catherine and Jacques Luiggi + Edward and Judith Lund Yuexi Ma ’14 + Joan MacKeith Janet MacMillan ’85 + Yvonne and Michael Maher Electra C. ’86 and Duane Manwiller Barbara and William Maple + Dr. Edward Marcantonio and Maryann Wattendorf Paul Marcus ’76 and Katherine Juda + Iris Zurawin Marden Efrem Marder ’73 + Anna Rose Mathieson ’99 + Emily W. Matlin D.O., P.C. ’73 Stephen Mazoh and Martin Kline + Amie McEvoy + Kathie McGinty + Charlotte G. McIver and James Perlstein Richard McKinley Stacey Meadows Robert Z. Melnick ’70 Cameron Melville
Trevor G. Messersmith ’94 + Barbara L. and Arthur Michaels + David L. and Diana L. Moore + Matthew P. Morris ’12 John and Debra Morrison Sara Muqaddam James and Andrea Nelkin Chris Larsen Nelson ’73 + Elizabeth A. Nicholas ’70 + David Noble and Douglas Choo David Norr Barbara Z. and Richard Novick + Charles John O’Byrne Frederic Ohringer and Jane Taylor Karen G. Olah ’65 + Laurie Ortiz Judith Oulund Charles and Susan Oviatt + Anne E. Palmer ’96 and Simon R. Marcus ’04 Karen and Vincent Parrinello + Jeanine S. and Ronald M. Pastore Jr. + Mona and Fred Payton + Judith Peck Steven Perog Margrit and Albrecht Pichler + Estate of William Pitkin ’49 + Paul Popenoe Jr. Joanna Pousette-Dart + Enayat Qasimi ’96 Bradford H. Reed ’93 Samuel J. Reed Dr. Jens Reich Cynthia and Michael Reichman Clare Reilly Catherine K. and Fred Reinis + Jane L. Richards Charles H. Rigg and Nancy J. Snudden + Prof. Susan F. Rogers + Anne Rorimer David Rubin and Alyssa Wostrel Reed Rubin Nancy Ruddy ’74 Philip Russotti Esq. + Ann and Paul Sagan Sherry Salman Louise A. Sarezky ’66 + Adrian Sassoon Bettina Schneider Jodi and Marc Schneider + Bea and Andreas Scott-Hansen Nicholas G. Seibert ’12 Karen Shapiro ’78 and Syud Sharif Alexandra E. Sheedy and Becket Lansbury ’16 Eric and Olga Shewfelt Genya N. Shimkin ’08 + Jennifer Shykula ’96 Mackie H. Siebens ’12 + Dr. Jeffrey L. Silber Ellen Silbergeld Amy Sillman ’95 + Andrew Smith + Rebecca L. Smith ’93 + Stephen N. Sollins ’90 John L. Solomon ’58 and Ruth L. Solomon ’57 Dr. Lorelei Sontag and Jerry Sontag Bonnie Stacy ’05 + Jeremy Steinberg + Eirik S. Steinhoff ’95 Drs. Marilyn J. and Robert A. Strawbridge Mark Street ’86 and Lynne Sachs + Jeremy Strick + Mary T. Strieder +
+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years
Dr. Naomi Parver Taylor ’62 + Patricia Thatcher + Paul Jonathan Thompson ’93 + Judith Tolkow and Leland Woodbury + Lora L. Tredway ’71 Dr. Leslie Tremaine + David Tsang ’03 + James and Sean Turner + John Griffith Urang ’97 and Jennifer Schuberth Annalee Van Kleeck ’95 + Susan Van Kleeck ’78 + Elizabeth VanZandt Lisa ’84 and Trevor Vasey + Elizabeth von Klemperer ’14 Douglas Walla Fredrick Warshall ’66 + Angela Watson Mary P. Watson Laura E. and Jay M. Weinman Max Weinman ’11 Alexander C. Weinstein ’07 + Dr. Ronald and Mary Weinstein Dr. Zoe Weinstein Jennifer Weiss Wendy J. Weldon ’71 + Diane Wells + Lynne B. White ’75 + Philip and Martha White Arthur Wineburg ’64 Begum Yasar Nicole Young Mrs. Beverley D. Zabriskie Andrew Zack ’75 and Carolyn G. Rabiner ’76 Michael Zisman F. Anthony and Sally Auer Zunino Supporters $499 and under Anonymous (25) + Geir Aaserud Juli Abate Megan Abbott Linda Abelkis Lisa Bernstein Abramovich ’71 Anita and Marc L. Abramowitz David Abrams Rachel Abramson Gerald F. and Rebecca L. Abualy + Jennifer E. Acheson and Ghassan A. Ghandour Sharon Achinstein Rebecca Ackerman Courtney Lee Adams ’83 + Gail Adams + Juliette Adams Nicole Adams Chris Adamson and Gladys Perez + Marcus Adamson Jeffrey Addis ’10 Dr. Ernest Adelman Lauren Adelman Kathleen Adkins Diane Adler and Jeffrey Israel J. David and France-Michele Adler Kathryn M. Adorney + Rev. Albert R. Ahlstrom Taimur Ahmad ’12 Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn Andrew Aho ’11 David and Elizabeth Aho Muhitdin Z. Ahunhodjaev and Elisabeth K. Boylan Jeffrey Akeley Dan Akst and Louise Dewhirst
John Bard Society members names are bolded
Alan Alanis Dorothy C. Albertini ’02 + Daria M. Albini ’77 Abigail K. Alcott + Russell Alderson Richard Aldous Coleen M. Alexander ’00 and Matthew Alexander Margaret B. Alexander ’68 and Richard A. Alexander ’68 + Ahmad Alfandi Beatrice Alford Laura Alfredo Nicola Allais Rebecca Allard Perry F. Allen ’10 Ray Allen and Laurie Russell Leslie L. Allison ’10 Dr. Abdulgader F. Almagri and Sheila C. Olsen + Estela Torres Almanza Luna C. Alonso-Glasner ’16 Elena Alschuler ’06 + Barnaby O. Alter ’08 and Maya Madzharova ’08 Rita and Dr. Morton Alterman + Anita Altman Gigi Alvaré ’77 + Alejandra Sanchez Alvarez Jacqueline Amato ’03 Luke Amentas ’02 Roman Amici Paul R. Ammann and Jennifer Flaugher-Ammann ’83 Cynthia Ammerman Ruth M. Amster ’56 + Arshes Anasal and Dena M. Davis Frank S. and Susan Anastasi Deena Anders Elizabeth R. Anderson ’04 Eric G. Anderson Katherine L. Anderson and Maxim A. Pensky + Shannice Anderson John Anella Eric Angles ’07 Eric E. Angress + Beverley Annan ’07 Pavitra Anne Henry D. Antenen ’12 + Jeffrey Antevil Dr. Jean M. Antonucci ’76 + John Antypas Charles F. and Erica Appel Birgitta A. Arapakis + Stephen Arenburg + Angel J. Arias ’15 Dylan A. Armajani ’07 Grayce A. Armstrong ’91 Sia and Jon Arnason Jeremy Arnstein ’13 Eric S. and Gayle Arnum + James Aronson Dhriti Arora Madeleine Y. Arthur ’78 Emily Artinian Regina Asaro + David S. Aschner ’94 Judith Asher ’67 Judith A. Asphar Dr. Erik D. Assarsson and Lynette C. Assarsson Mert Atlas Jane Evelyn Atwood ’70 Judith H. Auchincloss Eric Auerbach
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Supporters, cont. Jonathan Auerbach Paul and Cary Auerbach David Augustin Rochelle J. Auslander ’65 + Mr. and Mrs. Jack Auspitz + Charles Geer Austin ’73 Donna A. Austin Russell Austin David Avallone ’87 Arthur Aviles ’87 Judith Axe and Mark Fitterman + Emily Axford Lisa Aycock Denis Azaro Patrick Azzarito Steven H. Bach and Frances M. Maenza Jane H. Bachman Terry Bachman ’71 and Jerri Dell ’73 + Peter Baehr Alan Baer Thomas Baffuto and Ursula Carty John T. Bagg ’64 Anna and John S. Bagnall Nasreen T. Bahreman and Saeid Motevalli-Aliabadi Moira Bailey and Thomas Duffy Hetty Baiz ’72 and James S. Perry ’71 Bianca Bakalar Deborah L. Baker ’76 Deborah Siegel Baker Eva J. Baker Marla Baker Jan Baker-Finch Tamarah Balazs Dr. Cynthia Baldwin and Samuel Black Sybil Baldwin + Elizabeth Ballantyne Diane Balser Patricia S. Bam Eileen Bannon Zela L. Barandiaran Tamarah Barazs Barbano Family + Nancy Barbe Cornelia W. Barber ’13 Grace Barber ’07 Isabel Schaetzel Barber ’11 Phyllis Barber Jessica Bard Angela L. Bardeen ’97 Rose Barer Prof. Michiko and Robert T. Baribeau Lauren Barnes ’15 Lorna Barnes Jonathan Barnett Gregory J. and MaryAnn L. Baro + Michel Baron Drs. Dennis B. Barone ’77 and Deborah Ducoff-Barone ’78 Camilla Barr ’11 Gail A. Barresse and Alan B. Firkser William G. Barrett + Lionel R. Barrow ’11 + Miranda Barry Siobhan Barry + Hollis Bart Amy Bartholomew Renato Bartoli William Barton IV Regine Basha ’96 Bruce Bashford Emile and Vickie Bashir Barbara Bass David and Deborah Bastacky Carmela Bastian + Timand Bates ’02
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Veta Bates ’04 Erica Battle ’06 Prof. Laura D. Battle and Chris Kendall ’82 + Nick and Shellee Batzdorf + Raymond Baubles Grayling S. Bauer ’14 Lynnea F. Bauer Rob Bauer ’63 + Gerard W. Baughan Lucas Baumgart ’14 + Phineas Baxandall Douglas Bayer Will Baylies ’04 Shila Bayor Douglas Baz and Jill Lundquist Robert Beardsley Matthew Beatrice David J. and Susan R. Beattie + Breanna Beaumont Robert Beauregard Brenden Beck ’07 Sharon Beck Dr. Alvin and Arlene Becker + Carol Becker Halle Becker + Dr. Johanna K. Becker ’60 + Robert Becker Mark W. and Susan Beckerman Karen Bedrosian Brendan A. Beecher ’13 Sabine Beelitz Kevin Begos ’88 Lynn Behrendt ’81 + Lois A. Beilin Jennifer Erbsen Beinash ’01 Joshua A. Bell ’98 + Michael Bell ’82 Sophie Bell and Joseph Entin Elizabeth Phillips Bellin ’00 and Marco M. S. Bellin + Leslie Bender Susan Bender Gwynedd Smith Benders ’99 + Dr. Regina Bendix Cathy Benedict Karen Benezra ’04 Dr. Jess and Madeline Benhabib + Michael Benhabib ’06 Jeannette G. Benham ’12 Miss Nancy Beningo ’69 Raymond Benkoczy ’77 Jennifer Bennett ’84 + Amanda Benowitz ’14 Bree Benton ’99 Marianne R. and Michael R. Beresford Joseph Bergamini ’13 Vern Bergelin Linda Bergen Keith M. Berger and Sharon Diskin + Estate of William E. Berger ’17 + Carole Berglie Jonas O. Bergman ’93 Drs. Daniel Berkenblit and Philippine Meister-Berkenblit Burton Berkovitz ’74 + Josanna Berkow and David Badtke Pamela Berlinghof Janice B. Berman Jill Berman Susan Berman Ian Berry ’98 Jesika Berry Corian A. Berry-Whitlock ’04 Brenda Bertin Robert Bertoletti
Susan Bertram Wyatt Bertz ’13 + Kenneth A. Betsalel and Heidi Kelley Robert Betts John B. Beurket John Bevan + Allen Reid Beyer Samrat Bhattacharya Matthew and Marie Bianco Mary L. Biasotti + Julian Biber ’10 Sally T. Bickerton ’89 James Bielaczyc and Kevin King Marvin Bielawski Lawrence Biernacki Richard R. Bilangi ’72 + Bryan A. Billings Montana Billings and William Kennedy + Ralph T. Birdsey + Alison Birnbaum Karen Biro + Weston M. Bishop Barbara Bismuth Indira Bisram Danielle Bissett ’14 Bronwen Bitetti Brooke Bitter Brian Bixby George D. and Sharon A. Black + Meghan Black ’11 Sophie Black G Blackburn Robert and Susan Blacker Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Blacklow + Clare Blackmer ’89 + Dennis and Margaret Blackmon Donna Blackwell Dr. Marge and Edward Blaine + James Blakney and Kelly A. Preyer Celia H. Bland and Alexander B. Zane JJ Sholder Blasco Roberta Blatt Gabriel Blau ’02 + Karen Blessen James E. and Marjorie B. Bliss + Jenny Blizard Prof. Ethan Bloch Harriet Bloch and Evan Sakellarios David Blockstein Richard K. Bloes and Caitilin P. Driscoll Bloes David Bloom ’13 + Michael E. Bloom ’73 Prof. Ira L. Bloomgarden Dr. M. Barry and Ilene G. Blum Prof. Leonard Blussé Elaine Blythe Sasha Boak-Kelly and John T. Kelly + Drs. Elizabeth A. Bobrick and Andrew S. Szegedy-Maszak + Catherine S. Boccard ’85 Kenneth Bock and Marian Cocose Dr. Jeffrey M. Bolden ’92 Thomas E. Bolger Caitlyn ’07 and Luke ’09 Bolton Vanessa Bombardieri ’03 Denise C. and Todd W. Bonder Sarah Bonelli ’05 + Thomas W. Bonnett and Karen Kahn + Robert and Marilyn Bookchin Claire Bookhoop Doug and Jenny Boone + Linda Marie Borgersen Matt Borstein Maria L. Bortoluzzi Patricia Bossi
Johnathan O. Boston ’11 Brian Bosworth and Hilary Pennington Gisa Botbol Ioana Botea ’10 Rufus Botzow ’69 + Norman Bowie Kathryn Bowser Charles Boxenbaum ’63 Kathleen Boyce Elizabeth V. Boyd Gordon Boyd Molly Boylan and Christian Garnett Bert Boyson Louise M. Bozorth Mary Anne Bradley Francis R. Brady ’16 Derek J. Brain ’92 Lisa and Robert Brainard + Jed Braithwaite Daniel Brandes Marcelle Z. Brandes and Edward N. Simon Lenny Brandes-Simon ’13 Andrea B. Brands David Brangaitis + Arjun K. Brara ’16 Marie-Louise Brauch Peter Brauch ’04 Eli Braun James Braun and Kirk N. Lawson W. Robert Brazelton Kevin J. Breen Dawn Breeze John J. Brennan III ’10 and Amy Monaco ’06 + Claudine Brenner Daniel J. Brenner ’98 Kathy E. Brennessel + Shirley Bresler Andrew J. Breslin Denise Bricker ’85 + Jeff and Wendy Bricmont + Dana Briggin ’85 Madge Briggs Debra Brillati ’80 Mary C. Brittingham ’74 + Carolyn Britton Jonas Brodie Geraldine Brodsky + Barbara Brody Baron Brooks Matthew Brophy ’02 + Ellen Broselow and Daniel Finer + Zoe L. Brotman-Denahy and William J. Denahy Dr. John M. Broughton and Ingrid E. Gerstmann Ann Brown Donald Brown Elizabeth A. R. Brown and Ralph S. Brown Jr. Evan N. Brown ’16 Joy and Timothy Brown Laurie A. Brown and Mark D. Mazzye Leslye D. Brown Jill Browne James R. Brubaker Lenore Bruce + Julie Bruck and Lewis G. Buzbee Sara W. Bryant Kirin Tatum Buckley ’97 + Theodora Budnik Peter Buffington Susie Buhler Lester O. Bumas Christopher Buonanno ’14
Monica L. Burczyk and DeWitt A. Godfrey Joanne Maaloe Burdick ’54 + Andre B. Burger Linda Burger Anita Burgess Dorothea Burgess Michael Burgevin ’10 Charles F. Burghard and Laurie J. Postlewate Caroline D. Burghardt ’97 + Marianne Burhans Griffin Burke ’15 Jane and Lawrence Burke Sarah Burke Timothy Burke Antonia Burns Deirdre Burns Donald Burns Eugene Burns Dr. Margaret Burroughs + Jeffrey and Ellyn Burstein John Burstein + Dallas Burtraw Ian Buruma and Eri Hotta Harold Bush + Paul Bushkuhl Eva Bushman Allen and Sally Butler + Dr. Carol Butler ’63 + Roy Butler Daniel Buzi Judith and Lloyd Buzzell + J. Kentaro Byarugaba Devin Byker Brooke A. Byrne ’85 + Kerry Bystrom Arthur Cady and Betsy Cawley Alexandra Cain Joan and William Cain + Kaye Cain-Nielsen ’10 Joe and Meg Cairo + David and Gillian Calderley + Megan Callaghan and Jeffrey T. Jurgens + Dr. Colin G. and Marcia S. Calloway Matthew Cameron ’04 + Maggie Cammer and Joan Snyder + Carla A. Camp ’50 + Frank Campbell Wendy W. Campbell ’72 + Dora Jeanette Canaday Beverly Canin Serena Canin Jay Cantor Margery Cantor + Anne Jennings Canzonetti ’84 and Matthew Canzonetti ’84 + Dai T. Cao ’14 James Capalino Corinna Cape ’15 Lenida R. and Peter A. Caponera Vincent and Carole Cappadocia Jan L. and Steven R. Capper Anthony Cardenales ’08 + George Carenzo Leigh Carleton + Jennifer A. Carlisle and Mark Mueller Alisa Carlson Julie Carlson and Joseph Groves Nadja Hull Carneol ’00 + Kristen Carpenter Steven M. Carpenter ’87 and Amanda Katherine Gott ’96 + William Carragan Claire J. Carren ’73
Claude Carrier Dan Carroll ’96 + Michael J. Carroll Rosemary Carroll David C. Carter and Carol J. Parks Karen E. Carter ’82 Paul Carter ’84 Dr. Laurence M. Carucci and Mary H. Maifeld + Elaine M. and Dr. John G. Case MaryAnn and Thomas Case + Andrea Cashman ’04 Janice Caskey-Thomas + Nicole Caso Sophia Cassidy ’05 + Thomas J. Cassidy ’82 + Elinor Castagnola ’58 + Drs. Mariana C. Castells and Bernardo J. Perez-Ramirez + Margaret Castleman ’69 Eloise B. Cathcart David and Linda Caughey Norman and Virginia Cavaliere + Paul Cavanagh ’11 Brennan S. Cavanaugh ’88 Erika Cedergren ’02 Bulent M. and Maria L. Celebi Hendrika Celebi Joseph Cermatori Marion Ceruzzi and David Lugg Susan Chadick and Robert Weiss + Dr. Mark Chadwick Barbara Chaffe and Rob Weir + Michael Chameides ’01 + Brian G. Champeau and Gina M. DeVito Jeffrey R. Champlin Samuel Chance Henry P. Chandler Jr. ’43 Kimberly G. Chandler Dr. Benjamin Chang and Wai F. Hoi-Chang Drs. Joseph T. and Vicky M. Chang + Katherine Chang Caroline Chanin and Louis Haber + Allegra Chapman ’10 and Emanuel Evans ’10 Wendy Chappel Nathaniel Charny Nancy A. Chase ’82 Stephanie Chasteen ’95 Jonathan A. Chavez ’12 Linda Chayes + Mengzhen Chen Rebecca C. Chernoff ’03 + Laurence J. Chertoff ’78 and Rose Gasner + Daniel G. Cherubin* ’87 Sherry W. Chetrit Mindy Chettih ’75 + James B. Chevallier ’72 Nicholas A. Chew ’96 Sandra Chiappino Rev. Dr. Bruce Chilton Jr. ’71 and Mrs. Odile S. Chilton Eileen Chin Xiao Hui Chin Caroline C. and Stephen J. Chinlund Michael Chirigos and Elizabeth Rexrode + Jessica Chiu Stephen Chiu + Peter Choo and Stephanie Smith Kirby Chow Richard N. Chrisman Dr. David Christensen and Ruth Horowitz + David Christopher
+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years
Daniel Chu and Lenore Schiff Neal Chuang Christophe J. Chung ’06 + Daniel and Jennifer Churchill Emma Ciccarelli Ellen Cimino Aleksandra Ciric Gabrielle Civil R. Leslie Cizek ’51 + Christopher S. Claremont ’72 Amy L. Clark ’02 Colin G. Clark ’91 and Vickery Barnett Geoffrey W. Clark and Suzanne F. Smith Graham Clark ’16 James J. Clark Judy Clark ’52 Katherine Clark and Rodney Dowell Steven Clausen Whitney Clay Jeffrey and Laura Clayman Shelly Cleary Marcelle Clements ’69 + Constance Targonski Clemmons ’78 and Thomas S. Clemmons William Clohesy Darrah L. Cloud + Arla Zabel Clouser ’72 Erin E. Clune Jake Coan ’13 Andrea and Steven Cohen Diana Cohen Eileen and Michael Cohen + Lizabeth Cohen Mark Cohen Marshall J. Cohen Richard Cohen Richard D. Cohen + Scott Cohen Dr. Stephen R. Cohen + Toni L. Cohen Vicky Cohen Connie B. Cohn ’62 Diane Colantonio-Ray ’77 + Tom Cole + Mette Coleman Aldyth and Mark Coler + Cathy Collins Jane M. Colon-Bonet Sean G. Colonna ’12 Jared Commerer Faith D. Compo Miles B. Conant ’12 Marina Lopez Conde Nelson Conde James Connors Susan Connors + Helen Conover and Robert Minor + Marella Consolini ’82 and James Rodewald ’82 Evelyn S. and James P. Constantino Matthew W. Constantino ’16 David Conte + Alexandra and Juan Contreras John N. Conyngham Erica Cook Robin E. Cook ’90 + Thea C. Cooper Alfred I. Coplan Lucia A. Coppola Alexandra Corbett ’16 Mackensie Corcoran Jose Cosmo Marie J. Coste ’95 Desiree Costello ’07 James T. Costello Richard A. Costello +
John Bard Society members names are bolded
David R. Cote ’92 Jacob Cottingham ’03 + Thomas Coughlin Todd Coulter Richard C. Coursen + Sarah Courtman Marco Antonio Coutinho Paul W. Cowan ’52 Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Cox III + Mark V. Cox Morgan Coy Eric John Crahan ’96 and Sarah Elizabeth Smirnoff ’96 + Arthur D. Crane and Dorothy Dow Crane + Anne-Marie Crawford Leigh Crawford John Creagan Sophie Crichton-Stuart Peter J. Criswell ’89 + Heather Croner Nicole I. Althera Crosby Tsali Cross Jeffrey Crow + Peter Crumlish Ariane Cruz ’16 Thomas Csillag Mark Cuddy Charles L. Currey ’61 + John K. Currin Caitlin F. Curtin Elizabeth Curtin Fred G. Curtis ’52 + Karen Cutler ’74 + Frank J. Cutolo + Dr. Bruce Cuttler and Joanne E. Cuttler ’99 + Timothy Cyr Brita Daemgen David A. Dagg and Stacey E. Sacks Lisa A. Daggett Theodore E. Daiber Leslie Dailey Deena Dajani Alison L. Dale ’77 Dolores Dalomba Joyce Dalsheim Helen Daly + Barbara and Ernest D’Amato Derian D’Andrade ’05 Sherwood A. Daniels ’68 + Meredith Danowski Karen Darrell Christo Datso Rosealice D’Avanzo Maggie D’Aversa Robert and Gail Davey Dr. Krista J. David ’96 Natasha David-Hays ’07 Mary Kate Davidson Burnet Davis Judith Davis Kathryn R. Davis ’96 + Kelsey A. Davis ’15 Lynn Davis and Rudolph Wurlitzer Stephanie Davis Timothy M. Davis ’91 and Prof. Lisa Sanditz + Jacky Davis-Soman Elana Davorsky John Dawson ’07 + Liana V. Mitlyng Day ’13 David Dean Peter DeBartolo Jr. ’07 + Mia de Bethune and Dean Wetherell Tate DeCaro ’02 +
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Supporters, cont. Doreen De Carolis Dr. Jean and Sylvie Decety Nancy J. Deckinger ’71 Susan Decreny ’75 and James Siering ’74 Simon DeDeo John Defrancesco Rafael Lima de Freitas ’04 Matthew J. DeGennaro Ph.D. ’96 James DeGraffenreidt and Mychelle Farmer Lisa and McKim De Guzman Jose M. DeJesus Jr. Donald Delaney ’71 Joseph DeLeo Michael J. Del Giudice and Jaynne Keyes Debra Delman Joseph L. Delph ’95 William Deltz and Donna DeLorenzo-Deltz Emily DeMartino ’10 and Camden G. Segal ’11 + Kafui A. Demasio Claire H. Demere ’14 Kimberly Denardis Michael Denneny Lynn and Robert Dennison Cassio F. de Oliveira ’06 + Denise Cabral de Oliveira Nicolas de Paillerets William DePeter + Pavel Paulino de Soto ’08 Carla De Souza Thomas De Stefano Stephanie M. Deter Kelly E. DeToy ’07 Bethany Dettmore ’09 + Abigail de Uriate ’13 + Michelle Devereux ’04 Hent de Vries and Dr. Orna Ophir Prof. Carolyn Dewald Erin R. deWard ’86 and Ioannis S. Tsakos ’87 + F Stephen Dewhurst Kathrina De Witt ’72 Terence Dewsnap Jr. ’82 Anne L. Dexter and William J. Houghtaling + Emily Dezurick-Badran Diana Diamond Jane Diamond + Ana L. and Eddie M. Diaz Drs. Karen C. Diaz and Joseph E. Johnson + Lily Diaz-Kommonen Catherine A. Dickert ’94 Stephen A. Dickman ’65 Vincent M. Dicks John Di Donna C. Douglas and Leslie Dienel + Helen A. Dietz Paula Dietz Bernard Dikman Sara M. Dilg ’94 + Dr. Arthur DiNapoli Hasia Diner Gregory DiNome Paul Dinter Katherine Diserens Dr. Elizabeth Ditmars + Elsa Dixler and Jeff Schneider Douglas G. and Sandy G. Dixon Andrew W. Djang + Khoa Doan Allan and Lois Doescher + Anne Dohna
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Marianne Dologuin Barton Dominus ’64 Dr. Michèle Dominy Ty G. Donaldson ’92 + Alexandra Donnelly ’08 Daniel Donohue and Bonnie T. Goad + Daniel Donovan Rt. Rev. Herbert A. and Mary Donovan Peter Donovan Paloma R. Dooley ’15 Galen A. Dorpalen-Barry ’15 Sarah Dougher Jacqueline Douglas Sarah M. Douglass ’97 Donna L. and Michael A. Downes Allison Downing Joseph and Nancy Drago Ruth Dresdner and David Kutz Kevin Dresser Margaret Drewlo Gregory Drilling ’16 MaryAnn Drobysh-Berens Nina Drooker ’54 Amy Drucker Lawrence and Pamela Dube Anne du Breuil and Fred Markham + Carmen Dubroc and Lewis Haber Elizabeth Duby Rikki Ducornet ’64 Kathy Dudley ’06 Juan C. and Nancy Y. Dufau Neil E. Duke John M. Duncan + Emma L. Dundon Dr. Marian F. Dunn ’60 Roberta Schreiber Dunn ’67 Stephanie Dunn ’13 Kenneth Dunne ’14 Jeanne L. Duntz Anthony Dupee Hannah C. Durham ’15 Charles Dutka Daniel Dwyer Gretchen Dykstra Elizabeth W. Easton Dr. David G. Ebersole ’74 Karin E. Eckert ’87 + Elizabeth Eckstein Mark C. Edberg Peter Edberg Nancy L. Edelstein ’48 + Hildegard Frey Edling ’78 + Angela J. Edman Esq. ’03 Linda Edmunds ’62 + Andrea and Donald Edwards Fiona Edwards ’11 Vernon Edwards Lauren Effron Michele Efron William Egelhoff Claudia Ehrlich ’89 and Julio R. Sobral David Eickhoff Edward H. Eigerman ’93 Hal Einhorn Susan Anderman Einhorn and David Little + Jennifer Einstein Deborah E. Eisenberg and Wallace Shawn Eleanor Eisenberg Esq. ’61 + Evan and Freda C. Eisenberg + Sara Xing Eisenberg ’14 David Eisenstadter ’05 + Claudia Eklund Mariana Elder + Michele Eldon
Matthew Eldredge Sarah E. Elia ’06 Cecilia Elizalde and Silvio A. Sielski + Deborah Elkind and Gregory Shatan + Max S. Ellenbogen ’16 Kin Ellentuck Prof. Jay R. Elliott Esme Ellis ’12 Kendra Ellis ’12 Benjamin Ellman ’13 Anthony Elloway Jeanne Ellsworth William R. Ellsworth Michael ’69 and Sharon B. ’68 Elswit + Cheryl Emerson Rana Emerson Ariana Eng ’06 Amy J. Engel + John Engel Denise and Scott Engen Jack E. English Drs. Karen Engst and James C. Matthews + John Ennis Joan and John Ensminger Celestina Enwemaya Richard L. Eppley Daphna Epstein and Gideon Schiffer Lisa B. Epstein ’76 + Mitchell D. Epstein Dr. Barry and Phyllis Erbsen + Sabrina Esclavon ’12 Gary Eskow Julie Evans Sarah Evans William L. Evans Barbara Ewert Prof. Tabetha Leigh Ewing ’89 Diane Eynon + Joan S. Faber Dr. Carole Fabricant ’65 Alexandra C. Fabrizio ’14 Randy Faerber ’73 + Janet and Mark Fagan Suzanne Fagel Amina Fajri Antonin Fajt ’14 Patricia Falk + Ellen C. Falvey Christopher T. Famighetti ’05 Connell Fanning + Bart Farell and Dr. Diane Matza + Sarah Farell ’10 + Lisa Farjam ’00 Patricia Lee Farley ’67 Erwin Farnett Angela Farrell ’00 Susan Farris Kerri Fassett Damien Faure Adria Faust ’04 Martha B. Fearnley ’15 Marlene Feder Margarita Y. Fedorova ’12 Dr. Leonora K. Feeney ’57 + Dr. Leslie G. Feher ’66 + Philip Feibusch Ellen B. Feig Helene Feiman ’52 + David S. Feinman and Elizabeth M. Weaver Arnold and Milly Feinsilber + Jin Feiszli ’98 Alan M. Feldbaum ’76 Elspeth W. and Paul D. Feldman + George Feldman +
Dr. and Mrs. Mark Feldman + Dr. Ron Feldman + Tracy S. Feldman ’95 + Elizabeth Felicella ’89 Wilma Feliciano Edna Felix ’78 + Marvin C. Fell ’77 and Caridad T. Fell + Arthur L. Fenaroli + Jennifer Feng Diana and Richard Ferguson Jennifer M. Ferguson ’89 Laila Ferguson Michaele Ferguson Abigail L. Ferla ’11 Albert R. Fermin Robert J. Ferrari Rosemary Ferreira ’14 Louise A. Ferro Ward Feurt ’69 + Mary S. Fillman Ronald Finell Dr. Carole Fink ’60 Lawrence M. and Rolene R. Fink Dr. Peter Michael Finkelstein and Kathryn Ford Lilja M. Finzel ’69 + Richard and Catherine S. Fischer ’79 + Edith Fishbach Johanna Fisher Drs. Ralph and Lana Fishkin + Elissa Fitterman ’14 Margaret Fitts Alex Fitzgerald David R. and Jill A. Fitzgerald Kevin W. Fitz Patrick ’67 Ronnie Flam Barbara Williams Flanagan ’60 + Mark J. Flanagan + Lee-Anne Flandreau + Golda Fleischman and Barry Markman Martha J. Fleischman + Margaret Fletcher Matthew Fleury and Elise Passikoff + Jonathan Flombaum Melinda Flood Nancy and Tom Florsheim Brian Flynn Dylan Flynn ’06 + Robert Flynt Zev M. Fogelman Lisa Folb ’93 + Jill and Matthew Follett + Dominic Fonseca ’90 Maire Foos Lynne Foote Shannon D. and Stephan Fopeano Carol Forbes Caroline Foreman Charlotte C. Foreman Joshua I. Foreman Roz Forman Nina Forrest Erica J. ’11 and Joseph ’09 Forsyth Kathryn Fort Edward Foss and Margaret Inderhees John C. Foster ’95 Frank Foto Cynthia Foullon Susan Fowler-Gallagher Devra Fox ’11 Gary Fox Hanni Fox ’08 Deborah and Kevin Fraleigh Willa France Albert Francke Chris Francovich
Coleen B. and Harold D. Frank + Prof. Elizabeth Frank Phyllis E. Frank + Bonnie Low Frankel ’69 + Gregg E. and Jean A. Frankel Elaine Frankle Catherine Franklin Joshua D. Franklin ’14 Leilah K. Franklin Natalie W. Franz ’05 + Bridget L. Fraser + Ann and Robert Freedman Dr. Mark S. Freedman ’73 + Patricia Freeland Jeffrey L. Freeze Christopher S. Freiberg ’12 Hannelore Freire Lynn C. French + Catherine Freudenberg Jay Freund + Ninon C. Fried Ann Friedenheim ’81 + Richard Friedland Charles Friedlander C. Robert Friedman and Vernon Mosheim + Diana Hirsch Friedman ’68 + Edward Friedman and Arline Lederman + Eliot Friedman Joseph Fries + Rev. Charles D. Friou ’46 Sara Frischer Thomas F. Froese Dr. Katherine G. Fry Lei Fu ’10 + Hal Fuchsman ’07 Prof. Kenji Fujita Donna J. and Robert Fulks Tracee J. Fultz Jennifer Funkhouser Dr. Marilyn G. and Mark G. Gabriel + Susan Gabriel Frances A. and Rao Gaddipati + Khadeega Ga’far Devinne Gallagher ’14 Michele Gallego Tara Galvin Glenn and Nancy S. Gamble Claudia L. and Philip T. Gammage Andrew L. Gangolf Hon. Louise Gruner Gans ’55 + Solomon E. Garber ’12 Ruth Garbus ’59 Flocelo and Isabel Garcia Gabrielle A. Garcia + Luis Garcia-Renart and Ling Kwan ’93 Susan Gardell Julie P. Gardiner Frieda Gardner Karen E. Gardner ’12 + Emily Gargill Matthew Garklavs ’07 + Beth Ann Garland Andrew Garnett-Cook ’95 + Ricky Garni Michael H. Garrety Sarah Garrison Joseph V. Garry Madi E. Garvin Mark J. Garvin and Diane A. Menio + Meg Gatza ’07 + Emma Gaudio ’09 and Alex Gaudio ’10 + Jen Gaudioso ’95 + Mary E. Gaughan ’87 Peter Gay Marie Gee
Lisa Geers David J. Geil ’92 Carl H. Geisler ’64 Ann and Peter Geismar + Joanne Gelb Penelope Margeotes Gelfars and Ned Gelfars + Mneesha I. Gellman ’03 and Joshua Dankoff Felice and Yorman Gelman Jonathan Genkin Yulia Genkina ’12 Ben Genocchio Lois Genovese Andrew C. George ’94 Christine A. George ’07 Priya R. George ’97 Katrin Gerard ’07 Barbara E. and Scott R. Gerber Barbara Smolian Gerber ’66 + Lauren M. Gerken Jeffrey Gerlinger ’74 Karen Gernant Martha Gershun Carole M. Gersten Linda and Richard S. Gesoff + Daniel M. Gettinger ’13 Ronald C. Geuther Hajer Ghareeb Damianos V. Lazaridis Giannopoulos ’13 Mark and Rebecca E. Gibbel + Anthony E. Gibbons and Caitlin Moore Grayson F. Gibbs ’15 Nancy Gibbs Susan N. Gibbs + Grace C. Gibson ’84 Jo Gibson Deborah and Gregory G. Gichan Janice Greishaber Giddes Ann and John Gifford Peggy Gifford Elizabeth Gilbert + Maxine and Marvin Gilbert + Kathryn Gile ’09 Kenneth P. Giles + Kim Gill Penny Gill Isabel Gillies Alicia Gilmartin Ron and Nina Gilson Marissa Kelley Bernstein Gimeno ’96 Rebecca Ginsburg Robert Ginsburg Henry Giroux Mariana Giusti ’07 Christopher Given ’10 + Xavier M. Givens Merryl Gladstone ’96 Katharine Glanbock ’10 Charlene M. and John H. Glascock Barbara Glassman Jeffrey L. Glatzer + Sam Glazer and Elise Siegel + Maureen Gleason Maxine and William C. ’69 Gleason Jr. Zuzanna Glowacka ’01 Dr. Jeremy Gluck and Jan Singer Sebastian Gluzman Debby and Fred Glynn Jennifer Glynn ’00 + Benjamin Goddard ’09 Jin Xun Goh ’12 + Matthias and Victoria H. Gohl Emma Ellman Golan ’08 Tristan D. Golas ’01 + Natalie Golbuff
+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years
Edward L. Gold Arthur and Merle Goldberg + Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg Olivia Goldberg ’14 Rebecca Goldberg ’09 Jesse G. Goldhor ’09 Sascha Goldhor ’06 Diana and Harrison J. Goldin Susan and David Goldin Howard Goldman Judith Goldman + Jack and Stacey Goldrosen + Johnanna Goldschmid Jules Goldsworthy Elizabeth Cornell Goldwitz ’89 and Robert L. Goldwitz ’75 + Olivier Gompel ’93 Diana P. Gongora ’84 Anne Gonon Gabriella F. Gonzales ’16 Anika Gonzalez Barbara Mintzer Good and Howard A. Good ’73 Barbara H. Goodman ’77 Hallie Goodman Margaret L. Goodspeed Prof. Eban Goodstein and Chungin Goodstein + Nancy B. Goodstein ’87 Frances Goodwin Carley C. Gooley ’12 Spencer S. Goot ’08 David Gordis Eve Gordon and Todd Waring Stanley and Anne Gordon + Stephney H. Gordon + Jean-Marc Gorelick ’02 + Anique C. Gorman-Scharf Abby and Robert Gorzegno Margaret Goslin Neal Gosman Carol Goss Jacqueline S. Goss Marty Gottschalk Claudia Gould Gwen H. Gould Todd A. Grace ’97 Lawrence and Lorna Graev Justin Graham Thomas W. Graham, MD ’74 + Rev. Wm. and Kathryn Graham + Marie and Robert Graninger + Susanna Grannis Mark Grappel Sallie E. Gratch ’57 and Alan S. Gratch + Drs. William Gratzer and MaryAnne Cucchiarelli + J. Bennett and Josie ’94 Gray Mary L. Grayson ’55 + Sonja Greckol Dr. Amy Green ’60 David C. Green James Green Dr. Judith Green ’61 Dr. Leslie Green Molly L. Green Ralph Green + Bob Greenbaum ’92 + Beth A. and James K. Greenberg Hallie Greenberg ’14 James K. Greenberg Jan and Lester Greenberg + Johanna Greenberg ’11 Jonathan Greenberg ’13 + Barbara Greenburg Adam N. Greene ’06 +
John Bard Society members names are bolded
Jonathan E. Greene ’65 + Ellen and Norton Greenfeld Debbie Greengard Peter Greenwald ’00 Alice Gregory ’09 + Jeffrey M. Gregory + Michael A. Gregory ’08 John Greiner Sarah Gridley Dr. Eva Griepp and Dr. Randall Griepp + Erika and Thomas Griffin + Christina S. Griffith ’87 Sheryl Griffith + Kirstin A. Griffiths Aldo M. Grifo-Hahn Austin L. Grimes ’89 Chris Grimm Alexandra E. Grinker ’68 + Marjorie Grinnell + Jaya Griscom ’13 Gail C. Grisetti ’68 Izabela Grocholski Arthur B. Groos Jr. Daphne Grosett-Ryan ’66 Helen S. Gross ’64 Irene Gross Katharine J. Grosscup Margery D. Groten Dr. Andrea T. and Mark H. Grunblatt Tanja Grunert Joseph Gubbay and Leslie Salzman + Steven Gubler Diane E. Guendel Janelle Guerin Katherine Gulley-Bouttenot ’01 Lynn Gumpert Helen Gunter Kapil Gupta ’96 Jacob Gurland-Pooler ’10 and Hazel M. Gurland-Pooler ’99 Jack Guthman Daniel and Susan Gutkin + Susan F. Gutow ’63 + Kimberly L. Haas Kara L. Haas-Rosenthal Nimet Habachy Peter Haberbosch Juliet M. Hadid Neda Hadjikhani William Haefling Karin Hagan Michael Haggerty ’01 and Stephanie S. Rabins ’01 + Jessica Hahn + Richard E. Hahn Erin Haight Michael Hairston Katrina Hajagos ’97 Pamela Haji Ben Halberstam ’10 Nathan Hale Bethany A. Halford ’97 Candace Hall Rise Hall-Noren ’73 David B. and Jolie A. Halm Lois H. Halpert Susannah Halston Veronica Halverson Kathy W. Hammer and G. Arthur Seelbinder Dr. Melissa A. Hammerle and Thomas Jackson Chrissa and Gary Hammond Theresa Hammond Zachary Hammond ’10 Caleb Hammons
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Supporters, cont. Mitch Hampton Dr. Marika N. Handakas and Doug H. Hopkins Paul Hanke Nell Jane Hanks Patricia Hanlon Burton J. Hanly ’16 Rosemary and Graham Hanson David Harding Richard Harding Katharine Hardy ’07 and Robin Schmidt ’07 Kenneth A. Hardy and Lillian M. Montalvo Patrick Harford Susanne Lorraine Harford John E. Hargreaves Lee Haring Bartley M. Harloe William S. Harlow and Therese M. Straseski + Eleanor Harmantas Andrea Harmon Michaela Harnick James D. Harper + David A. Harris + Katy Harris Lisa A. Harris ’74 + Stephanie Harris ’08 Deirdre Harrison Robert S. Harrison ’07 and Heather W. Gladstone ’10 Stan Harrison Dr. Rebecca L. Harris-Warrick ’70 Abbey G. Hart ’09 David S. Hart Julie E. Hart ’94 + Martha Hart ’05 Alice Hartman Tanessa S. Hartwig ’95 William R. Harvey and Dr. Jeanne B. Houck Drs. Nanette Hasette and Terry W. Shamsie Dr. Ahmad Hashemi Zarina Hashmi Grant Haskell Amy C. Hass ’72 + Patricia Haswell and Dr. Richard Todd Carolina Hausmann-Stabile Elizabeth Haviland ’51 + Melissa Hawco John Haworth + Natasha Hay Pat Hayden Patrick Hayden Gail and Douglas Hayek Yanhan He Michael P. Hearn ’72 Kara Heffernan + Mark L. Hefter + Louis Heilbronn ’10 + Amber J. Heinze ’94 Linda Helbling ’85 + Jonathan Helfgott ’06 Deborah and Dr. Jesse Hellman Sharon Hellman Dawn Helphand Hillary Henderson + Nedra Henderson Delmar D. Hendricks + Julia Hendricks-Mueller Charlotte Hendrickson ’07 + Michael P. Henley ’66 Marlene Hennessy ’90 Dr. Horst W. Herke ’52
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Pini Herman Derek B. Hernandez ’10 + Cathey Heron Amy M. and Peter D. Herrick Lydia M. Herrick Gary Herrigel and Carol Horton Joanne Pines Hersh ’53 + Carly Hertica Betti-Sue Hertz ’75 Elyssa Hess ’06 Victoria Hester Michael K. Hettleman William Hibsher + Eileen M. and James F. Hickey Clyde I. Hicks Elizabeth S. Hicks Nicholas Hiebert Babette Hierholzer Paul G. Higgins and Jill Welch Tomoko Hikida Jane M. Hill ’68 + Kurt T. Hill ’72 Susanna Hill Jennifer S. Hillis ’90 + Daniel Hillman ’88 Maizy L. Hillman Barbara Himmelrich Amanda Hinski Richard Hirsch Ronald H. Hirsch Susan Hirsch Jack Hirschfeld ’59 David I. Hirsh Linda Hirshman Kei Hiruta Bonnie and Petr Hlinomaz Gisela Hobson Jesse Hochheiser ’06 + Nancy and Richard A. Hodder Melinda M. Hodges-Wax Dr. John and Shelagh Hodson + Berit Hoff ’11 Anne G. Hoffman + Christine Hoffman Deborah Hoffman Eric A. Hoffman ’94 Gaye Hoffman and Steven Tiger Jo Anne and Albert C. Hoffman + Martin Hoffman Prof. Michelle Hoffman Michelle D. Hoffman Stephen J. Hoffman Matthew F. and Nina E. Hogan Kimberly Hogg Jeanne Stibman Holden ’77 + Lawrence Holdridge Susan Holland Charles F. Hollander ’65 + Kristie Dahlia Home Jack Homer Jason Hoobler Eric Hood Maggie Hopp ’67 + Stacy Hoppen Kim Hopper Alan Hornstein Howard Horowitz and Alisse Waterston Stephen Horowitz Torie Horton Tanya P. and Thomas L. Hotalen Mark Houghtaling Charles G. Houghton Mark D. Houle Jenny Hourihan Christine and David Howe Simon Howe ’11
Dennis Howerton Cary Howie ’97 + Roman Hrab and Jennifer Murray Maurice Hryshko ’85 Scott Huang Yuxin Huang ’15 Frank Huck Glenn Hudak Meredith Hudak ’09 Sarah Huddleston Brian Michael Hughes and Robert Altavilla Patti Hughes + Wendell Hughes Robin E. Hughes-Ghee Amanda Huiban Tellervo Huima Truxton Hulbert ’69 Alexandra Huneeus Cecilia (Ceci) Hunt ’71 Samantha Hunt Frank Hunter Jennifer A. Hunter ’87 Wenda Hunter and Paul Meyer Miriam Huppert ’13 + Barbara Hurley Donald ’65 and Elizabeth Hurowitz + Laurie Husted + Julia and Christopher Hutchinson Steve Hutton Zina Huxley-Reicher ’09 Elaine Marcotte Hyams ’69 and Paul R. Hyams Raed Ibraheim ’13 Dr. Malcolm G. Idelson Joy F. Idowu ’99 + Catherine A. Imbriglio Erika Inwald ’10 Arnold N. Iovinella + E. B. Ipsen ’68 Mary Ireland ’12 David Irons and Julie Boak Henry R. Irving and Katherine L. Olivier Peter M. Irwin ’67 Lisa Isaacs ’84 + Neil Isabelle + Camelia C. Isaic ’99 Madeleine Israel Zachary B. Israel ’12 + Salih Israil ’09 Lyn Itzkowitz Kalina Ivanov and Charles K. Noyes Maida Ives ’08 Sherwood Ives and Sandra Sedacca Morimi and Midori Iwama Kenro and Yumiko Izu Jan Jaben-Eilon Gregory Jablonski Lisa R. Jaccoma ’82 John K. Jackson Valerie Jackson Jason Jacobs Kenneth Jacobs Neil Jacobs Al Jacobsen Rebecca Jacobson Josiah Jacobus-Parker ’10 Aaron H. Jacoby Robert A. Jacoby ’87 + Hannah Jaegers David Jaffe Ellen S. Jaffee + Jackie M. James Lena P. James ’13 Vivien James ’75 and Michael Shapiro ’75 +
Elizabeth A. Janes Dorothy Jang JuYoun Jang Richard Jankoski and Robyn J. Shephard Adam Janos ’06 + Steph Janowski Lisa M. Jarvis ’97 Jennifer M. Jaskey ’12 Dr. Dickson Jean ’94 Per Jebsen Kate S. Jefferson ’98 Alexandra Jenik ’05 Margaret O. Jennings ’13 Jill Jensen John C. Jernigan Joanne Joaquin Mark and Tato Joelson William K. Johannes ’70 Katherine Johns Adriana L. Johnson ’12 Dr. David and Carol S. Johnson David A. Johnson ’96 Donna F. Johnson + Eliot L. Johnson and Bayo S. Sharp-Johnson Katherine Johnson Miani Johnson + Rebeccah Johnson ’03 + Terence Johnson Hilarie R. Johnston ’76 + Ronald Johnston Barton and Debby Jones + Beth Jones and Susan Simon Deborah Jones Ethan Jones ’14 Gwenyth Ellen Jones Jade Jones Jessica A. Jones Meghan Jordan ’07 + Jan Jorgensen ’81 China Jorrin ’86 and Anne H. Meredith ’86 + Daniel Josephs ’79 and Miriam Fishman Toni Josey ’02 and Allen Josey Mamta Joshi Rachel Josovitz Ellen Jouret-Epstein Stephen M. Joyce ’15 Jing Ju Kathryn Judd Robert D. Judd ’68 Profs. Craig and Brooke Jude John H. Juhl ’72 + Peter Jung Julie B. Just Douglas C. Kabat ’68 Karen Kaczmar Mehreen Kadri ’97 Dr. Leslie and David Kaelbling Ann H. Kahan Vivian S. Kahan Daniel Kahn Denise Kahn + Dr. Michelle A. Kahn and Robert W. Khan Susanna Kaletsch Raha Kalhor ’00 Irina Kalinka ’12 Diandra Kalish ’13 + Lesley Kalmin and Todd Newman Marc and Maxine Kamin + Laura Kaminsky Lily Kaminsky ’12 Lucy Kaminsky ’07 Melinda and Peter Kaminsky Ryan Kamm
Robert Kampf Meredith Kane Patty L. and Robert F. Kane + Sheena Kang Donald Kanouse III ’16 Morgon J. Kanter ’09 Jennifer Kapczynski ’93 Barry Kaplan Cecilia E. Kaplan Eben I. Kaplan ’03 + Edith Kaplan Elaine Kaplan ’48 Janina Kaplan ’08 Martin S. Kaplan and Wendy Tarlow Kaplan Morris B. Kaplan + Katherine E. Kappes ’05 Rron Karahoda ’13 Joern Karhausen Sheryl Karp Dr. Maria A. Karpov Dana Kasarsky and Daniel Wise Lauren Kashman Karen Kasius Paul Kasmin Amy E. Kassowitz ’15 Vanessa Katon ’09 Bobbi Katz Carolyn Katz Elliot Katz Emma Katz Tema Katz ’16 Tanya Kaufmann Linda L. Kaumeyer + Darshvir Kaur ’05 Deanna Kawitzky ’09 Michael Kaye and Andrea Loukin + Prema Kaye Chris Kearin Thomas Keehn Alexandra Keiser Caroline Kelch Blaine K. Keller ’09 + Caroline M. Kelley ’87 + Kathy Kellogg Charlotte Mandell Kelly ’90 and Robert Kelly + David Kelly Jamie Kelly Marcia J. Kelly Michael J. Kelly IV Arthur and Elaine Kelton Jessica Post Kemm ’74 + Dan and Susan Kemp Dr. Sharagim Kemp Guy Kempe William Kemps David Kennedy Travis B. Kennedy ’16 Tess Kenner K. Elliott Kenney ’13 Judith Kerman Frank Kersnowski Lee S. Kessler ’78 Ruth Ketay and Rene Schnetzler + David and Janet E. Kettler + Jackie A. Keveson ’73 Ramla Khalidi Alison Kidd ’14 Nancy and Joe Kieraldo Kadi Kiiss ’69 Richard Kilberg Matthew Kilcoyne Douglas S. and Heather R. Kiley Jared Killeen ’04 Leah Killeen +
Arthur Kilongo Joan A. Kimball + Laura Kimbel Benjamin T. King ’03 + Emily King and William D. Michie Mallory L. King ’85 Mahinder S. Kingra J. P. Kingsbury ’03 + Crystal Kingston April Diane Kinser + Brooke A. Kipling ’15 Richard E. Kipling + Tommy Kirchmeier ’98 + Lola Kirke ’12 Dr. Gebre Kiros Pamela Fairbanks Kirkpatrick ’71 + Gabriela Kiss Cary Kittner ’79 Lauren Kitz ’07 Christopher Klabes + Zina Klapper ’73 and Douglas Zwick ’75 + Carol Kleban Mel Kleiman Lisa S. Klein Mary E. Klein Will Klein ’12 Rebecca C. Kleister ’90 Blair T. Kloman Frederick Klunder Andreas Knab ’08 Pamela D. Knap ’67 Alice E. Knapp ’82 + Mary Susan Knauss ’81 Paul and Lynn Knight + John C. Knobles Harvey Koeppel Danny and Seena Kohl + Jerome H. Kohn + Christopher Kolda Milton Kondilis ’04 Christina L. Koning ’94 Patti Q. Konopka ’68 + Mary B. and Philip Konstantine Bastiaan Kooiman ’53 + Douglas A. Koop and Constance Rudd + James Koopman Eric Koopmann ’64 + Sandra A. Kopell and Eric W. Kuhn Joshua A. Kopin ’12 Elinor Kopmar ’52 + Susan Kornacki Cathy R. Kornblith Polly Kornblith + Anne Kornhauser + Matthew Kornheisl Karolina Korsak Elliot Korte ’14 Richard Kortright and Claudia Rosti + D’vorah Kost Sharon Kotler + Brenna L. Kouf ’11 Robert Kovach Stephen Kovalcik ’13 + Robert L. Kozlowski Samuel Kraft ’06 Norman Krasner Anesa Kratovac ’07 Carl J. Kraus Jonah B. Kraus ’95 Kim G. Krause ’94 Ted Krawczyk + Arlene Krebs ’67 + Jan A. Kregel Emma Kreyche ’02 Jay L. Kriegel and Kathryn McAuliffe Dr. Rose Kriss
+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years
Mel N. Kronick Rachel Kropa Elizabeth P. Krueger-Chandler Simone Krug ’10 + Harriet G. and Robert W. Kruszyna + Sheldon Krys Dr. Nicholas T. Ktistakis ’83 Joachim Kubler Alexander Kuc ’08 and Francesca Carendi ’08 Margaret Kucera ’13 Robert Kunath Dr. Jean E. Kunin Steven and Judith Kunreuther + Peter A. Kuper and Betty H. Russell Declan Kurant ’14 Margaret Kuras Robert James Kurilla + Mara Kurka + Daniel S. Kurnit ’94 + Zuzka Kurtz Fred Kusko David Kuypers Maryanne Kuzniar Jennifer L. LaBelle ’92 and Ross Shain ’91 + Abigail J. Labrecque ’16 W. Benjamin Lackey ’91 + Fred Laffan Tracy LaGrassa ’96 Jocelyn Lagville-Graham Frank Lahorgue Joy Lai ’03 + Gara LaMarche and Lisa Mueller Jessica Lambert ’14 Dr. Laura Lambert Mary D. Lambert Eva M. Lammers + Lisa A. and Philip A. Landa Emily V. Landau ’07 Tia J. Landau ’84 Knight Landesman ’73 + Lisa Aldin Landley ’76 Katherine Landman Matthew Landolt Sara and Stephen Landon Tess Landon ’10 Kim J. Landsman Michelle A. Lang Patricia Langan and George Peck Martin Langfield + Jay B. Langner Rachel A. Langosch ’05 Joyce Lanigan Richard Lanoix Steven and Deborah Lanser + Connie Laport + Mercedes E. Large Elizabeth Larison ’07 Ricky Lark Allyson Larkin Anne G. Larmon ’13 Iris Larson ’13 William C. Larson Adrienne S. Larys ’67 + Eva La Salle Caram ’56 + Carol Lashof and William Newton + David Lasker Estate of Hildred H. Lasser Evelyn Lastella Anastasia Latsos Caleb Lauer Fiona M. Laugharn ’12 Ella S. Laviera CC Lawrence Katherine S. Lawrence ’04
John Bard Society members names are bolded
William Lawrence Steven Lawry Anne Lawson ’07 Drusilla N. Lawton Carol ’65 and Spencer I. ’64 Layman John and Linda Lazarowski Michael Lazarus ’15 Sean Leaver-Appelman ’07 William Leavitt Barry LeBost Eugene L. Lebwohl ’74 + Nicholas S. Lecchi ’16 Beth Ledy + Brandon Lee ’15 Frank Lee Jael Lee Jennifer Lee Joy Lee and Richard Packert Maurice Dupont Lee + Russell Lee Simon Lee Taylor Lee and Jennifer B. Lavin-Lee Gary Leeds Joel D. LeFevre and Christine Pahigian Michael Leggs Monique Leggs-Gaynor and David E. Gaynor Jr. + Christine LeGoff ’86 Christian Lehmann ’09 + Rhonda and Ronald Lehrer Robert Leib Stephanie R. Leighton ’80 David Lelyveld Nicholas Lemann and Judith A. Shulevitz Dr. Robert S. Lemon Jr. ’61 Anita Lemonis Kristen Lengyel Pamela Leon E. Deane and Judith S. Leonard + Nanette Lepore and Robert Savage Dr. Leon M. and Fern Lerner Miriam Lerner + Roxanne and Timothy A. LeRoy Felicia LeSane Jay Lesiger Charles Letourneau and Alexis Gerlach Bi Lan Leung Dr. Richard J. Leung and Carol E. Leung Brandon Lev ’14 Daniel A. Lev + Pierre and Rosemary Levai + Peter J. and Susan B. LeVangia + Dr. Robert G. Levenson ’67 + Robert B. Levers ’78 Charlie Levi Elinor Wallach Levin ’54 + Larry L. Levin Marilyn Levin Sandra R. Levin Bette A. Levine ’59 + Linda and Steven Levine Michele and Steven Levine Sonja Levine Susan J. Levine ’87 + Kabren F. Levinson ’12 Daphna Levit Iris Levy ’76 + Brent M. Lewis ’09 + D. L. Lewis David Lewis Margot R. and Robert A. Lewis Maureen and Thornton Lewis + Richard A. Lewis ’58 + Tess Lewis Don Lewittes
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Supporters, cont. Feng Li Todd M. Li Dr. Ernest and Erika Lieber + Laura Liebman + Michael and Joyce Liebman + Wilma B. Liebman Michele Liendecker ’90 Chanel Ligon ’12 Sterline D. Lim and Lynne Parode Olivia Lin ’06 Priscilla Lincoln and John Pintar Melissa Cohn Lindbeck ’03 + Marilyn Lindenbaum ’69 + Karl-Walter and Lee Lindenlaub David P. Lindholm Vicki E. Lindner ’66 + Yuen-ting Ling Mitchell Linnick and Erica Teasley Linnick Connie Linton John P. Linton + David Lionel Martin S. Lippman Michael M. Lipskin ’64 Joan Lipton Abigail M. Liscum Rima Liscum Michael and Susan Litman + Barbara and Raymond Litra Ziqian Liu ’14 + Wendy and John Livingston + Drs. Tom D. Lobe and Lori J. Marso + Ednah Locke-Walser and Kurt Walser + Arlene D. London Andrea Longini + Jonathan Lonner Fay L. Loomis Catherine Lopez ’07 Enrique L. Lopez ’92 Kyle Loren Richard M. Lorr ’65 Naomi Loschen Andrea Louie Michael Louvaris ’11 Pamela S. Lovinger Steven Lovizio Beppe Lovoi ’04 John R. Low-Beer + Rev. William C. B. Lowe ’66 Susan W. Lowenstein-Kitchell ’48 + Larry Lowenthal + Barbara R. Lowrey Paul Lowrey Jacqueline A. Lowry ’73 + Dr. Douglas Lowy and Beverly Mock Abigail R. Loyd ’99 and Owen M. Moldow ’00 Wallace A. Loza ’63 + Paola E. Luchsinger Ursula Ludz + Elizabeth C. ’68 and Martin M. ’69 Lundberg + Judy Lupa Jennifer M. Lupo ’88 Julia Lupton Meredith G. Lustig Arthur ’58 and Karla ’57 Lutz The Luzzi-Baillie Family Philip Lyford ’69 + Andrew Lyman-Clarke ’05 + Sheila Lynch Sara Lynch-Thomason ’09 Eve L. Lyon ’63 + Nick Lyons ’60 Ursula MacAffer Bernard J. Maccarillo and Lisa A. Stone
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Donald MacDonald Darren Mack ’13 Joan Mack and Stuart Rothkopf + Dr. Roderick G. Mack and Jill E. Weber + John P. MacKenzie Patricia Macleish Michael Macomber Catherine Macsherry Dr. Jennifer H. Madans ’73 + Edward Madory Tess Mahoney ’13 James E. Mahood ’71 Helgard Mahrdt Aimee Majoros ’94 Alfred Makaj Daniel Maki Hannah Malcolm Robert Malcolm ’63 + Nitin Malik Fran Mallery Gayatri and Tony Malmed + Peter Maloney Sean Maloney ’07 Elliot Mamet + Louis Manios Debora Mann Sara Mannheimer ’03 + Daniel S. Manning + Jennifer M. Manon Patricia N. Manos ’12 Barbara Mansell Katie J. Mansur ’97 Marilyn Marbrook Amy Marco Marsha L. Marcoe and Dr. David G. Unger Nadja Marcoz Todd D. Marcus ’94 Julie and Donald Marcuse Deanne Marein-Efron ’61 Harvey Marek Paul C. Margolis ’76 + Paul Marienthal and Amii LeGendre Alina P. Marinova ’06 + Janeta Marinova ’06 Lara Markovitz Anne K. Markowitz Susannah W. Marks + Michael ’03 and Sara K. ’02 Marlin Charles Marlow Juliana Marques Carl Marquette Robert B. Marrow ’62 + Kathleen Marsh ’86 + Neal Marsh David J. Marshall Lisa Marshall Phyllis Marsteller Dr. Elaine C. Martel Charlotte G. Martin + Cristina Martinez and Jonathan Spencer Sarah Martino ’07 Tony Marzani ’68 + William Mascioli Lynne Maser + James M. Mastrangelo Jody Mastro Henry K. and Susan M. Matala Rebecca Matalon ’07 Brian Mateo Barbara and Tom Mathieson + Albert R. Matlin ’77 Kevin Matson Roy Mattia George E. and Lucy F. Mattingly Clayton Mattos +
James and Mardi Mauney Julia G. Mauran ’69 Mathew S. Mauricio ’08 Mikhail Mavrotheris Guenther May Hope May Angelika B. Mayer ’54 + Julia Mayer ’07 Yvonne I. Mayer Ava R. Mazzye Heather A. McCarron and Brian P. Tinneny Paul W. McCarthy ’74 + Brady McCartney ’14 Dr. Lea McChesny ’76 Paul McClaughlin Andrew and Dawn McClellan Heather M. McCloskey Caitlyn McClure ’10 + Joan A. McClure Ashleigh McCord ’08 Melissa McDaniel Sean McDonnell and Mariana S. Webb Gwen McEvoy Nion McEvoy ’12 Joan McGilvray + Wendy L. McGlinsky ’87 + Emma McGowan ’08 Kathleen McGowan Travis M. McGrath ’11 + Sarah McGregor Arthur H. McGuire Mark McGuire Katherine L. McInnis ’12 + Linda J. McIntosh + Kyle McKean Andrew G. McKee Maxwell J. McKee ’14 Christine McKeon Elisabeth and Robert McKeon + Kelly McKisson James McLafferty + Margaret McLagan Anna Bell McLanahan ’92 Rebecca McLennan Sean McMeekin Virginia S. McMillen W. Patrick McMullan and Rachel McPherson Emily E. McNair ’03 John McNally Robert McNevin ’10 Michael D. McNulty ’77 + Laura McPhee Diane R. McQueen Susan M. McQuillan Dr. Carolyn Mebert Jose A. Medina Johanna Meehan Robert S. and Susan W. B. Meehan + Christopher M. Meinck ’94 John Melick + Delia C. Mellis ’86 Evan R. Meltzer Drs. Janis Melvold and David Pesetsky Dr. Naomi Mendelsohn + Amanda Menier Bruce Menken + David P. Menzimer ’14 Frances Mercado Jennifer Mercer Lara Merling ’14 Angelo and Christine Merola + Cassidy Metcalf and Pete Michelinie Pauline C. Metcalf Susan Metz
Dan Meyer Eliot C. Meyer Gale and William Meyer + Melanie Meyer ’02 + Rached Meyer ’06 Susana L. Meyer Robert Meyerson + Roderick D. Michael ’80 Kieley Michasiow-Levy and Matt Levy + Rachel Michaud Arthur Holland Michel ’13 + Claire Elizabeth Michie ’02 + Deirde M. Micker Sarah W. Middeleer Warren R. Mikulka Victor Milenski Mary J. Miley Douglas Milford A. Ingrid Miller Antoinette and Inskip Miller David B. Miller ’91 + Emily G. Miller Gregory R. Miller + Gurdon R. Miller and Catriona Shafer Jane P. Miller and Steven H. Miller ’70 + Jennie Miller Jesse Miller Kim Miller Kimberly K. Miller ’91 Morgan E. Miller ’95 Stanley Miller Jr. Stephen G. Miller Robert Milligan Jr. + Eduardo Mills ’07 and Joanna Gillia Elaine Mills Janet C. Mills + Rakhel ’97 and Scott ’96 Milstein Chris Min Dennis R. Mincieli Richard Miners Deborah Mintz Rebecca Mir ’12 Andrea and Kenneth L. Miron + Kathleen Mirrashidi Dr. David Paul Mirsky ’57 Judith Miscik Sevil Miyhandar ’99 Graciela Mochkofsky Karen E. Moeller and Charles H. Talleur + Mary Moeller + Margaret Zoe Kyle Moffitt Lily Y. Mojdehi Rosemary Molloy Harvey Monder Katherine K. Montague + Jennifer Montalbano Carol Monteleoni Liz Montesano Timothy Moody ’07 + Roger A. Mooney Barry G. and Whitney M. Moore + Beverly J. Moore Edward Moore ’13 Emily A. Moore ’94 Kimberly and Stephen A. Moore + Shawn Moore ’11 + Stanley P. Moore ’16 Coralie E. Moorhead ’72 + Marcos A. Morales ’90 + Agustin Moran Laura Morano David W. Morgan Kenneth Morgan Jacquelyn Moriarty Grayson Morley ’13 + Victoria Morrell
Adrienne Morris Karen L. and Roland Morris Sam Morris Zoe L. Morris ’09 Adam Morrison Juliet Morrison ’03 Anne M. Morris-Stockton ’68 + Barbara and Howard Morse Salim Morsy ’05 and Elisa Ureña ’07 + Zia Morter ’12 Andrea and Martin Mosbacher Martin Mosbacher Sarah Mosbacher ’04 + Gary R. Mosca ’87 Diana J. Moser ’85 + Roy Moses Mark Moskowitz and Lyn Weinberg Sandra Moskowitz Virginia L. Moss ’78 + Andrew Mossin Alfred E. Motsinger ’77 Patricia Moussatche Ph.D. ’98 Linda L. Moverley Gregory B. Moynahan Carolyn Mufson + Laura J. Muller ’90 Stephen Muller Myra M. Mullgrav Elizabeth R. and Gary J. Munch Julia ’97 and Ngonidzashe Munemo ’00 + Christine Munson James Dean Murphy ’88 Jennifer Murphy ’07 + John D. Murphy Linda Murphy ’88 + Susan C. Murphy Mary Murray R. Alexandra Murry ’09 Patrick Murtagh ’07 Frank Myers Judy Gelman Myers Matthew G. Myerson ’77 Priscilla N. Myerson ’67 + Jacob Nabel ’07 Charlie Naef ’53 + David A. Nagy ’13 Ramy Nagy ’05 and Mia McCully ’07 + Anthony Napoli + Cynthia Nardella Vera Ramstetter Nash Diana W. Naspo Arthur Nasson ’85 + Tom and Sonia Nath William Nathan Thomas J. Nau and Janet L. Pedersen Drs. Edward T. and Sara M. Naureckas Bonni Nechemias + Asena Necipoglu ’13 Debbie Needleman ’78 Marcia Neeley Thomas Neely + Robert Neiman Marilyn Neimark Lee Nelson ’86 Peggy A. Nelson Barry Nemmers Jessica Neptune ’02 Carole Neville Charlene O. Newburg ’49 + Alan Newcomb ’03 Tara Newell Scott Newstok Ebenezer Ng ’15 Hoang-Oanh Nguyen Kelly Nguyen
Andrew J. Nicholson ’94 + Jay Nickerson Noel E. Nickle Katherine H. Nicolet ’98 William L. Nieman ’68 + Mollie Niess Amy Nightingale ’06 Phillip Niles Sarah Ann Nisenson ’62 + Michael Nishball Hanae Nishikawa Yuka Nishino Hugh and Marilyn Nissenson Marilyn Nissim-Sabat Bette and Stan Nitzky Vivian Nixon Kenneth Noble Bethany Nohlgren Michael E. and Rebecca M. Nolan + Tom Nolan ’84 + Elizabeth K. Nordlander ’97 Dr. Richard Norris Molly A. North ’14 Dr. Brianna Norton ’00 + Joseph R. Norton Dr. Kerri-Ann Norton ’04 + Camille M. Norvell Adriana Novaes Andrea T. Novick Jennifer Novik ’98 + R. Tony Nunes + Joshua and Chelsea Nunziato Arliss Nygard ’75 + Susan Oberman Timothy O’Brien Maureen Ocasio Marco A. Ochoa M. Anne O’Connell Douglas R. O’Connor ’06 Edward O’Connor Amanda W. and Colin R. O’Donnell Mary C. Ogg ’11 Titus Ogilvie-Laing ’13 Donna Oglesby Harry O’Gorman Chimedum Ohaegbu John J. Ohrenberger Jr. ’16 Ruth Oja Douglas Okerson and William Williams Elizabeth J. and Sevgin Oktay + Pace Oletsky Rabbi Jesse Olitzky Sandra M. Olliges Kenneth A. Olmsted ’77 Kathleen Olsen Thelma Olsen + Kenneth Olshansky and Margot Owett + Sonja L. Olson ’98 + Andrea Reudy O’Malley ’91 + Elizabeth Mari O’Malley + Susan O’Malley Jerome O’Neill Joseph O’Neill Robert O’Neill Rosalee McCabe O’Neill Sean F. O’Neill ’97 + Olga M. Opojevici ’09 Carolyn Oppenheim + Thomas Orlando Anne C. Hamilton Orme Brice D. Ormesher ’12 Catharine O’Rourke Michael Orsini ’13 Moraima Ortiz ’15 Cinda A. Ortiz-Robledo + Chris Osborne ’73
+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years
Dr. Maureen L. Osborne ’76 Iris M. Oseas ’52 and Jonathan Oseas ’52 Lawrence Osgood + Janet and Donald Osterndorff Veronica Ostrander Douglas Ostrom Camilla D. Otey Suzanne Otis Laura Ovadia ’13 Dr. Pinchas Ovide Ruth Oxenberg Sandra Oxford Dr. Louis Packer and Ellen R. Varosi Paul Page Gwendolyn and Nick J. Pagliante Warner Paige Dwight Paine Jr. ’68 + Kathleen Pakenham Rowena A. Azada Palacios Nora Palandjian ’12 Leigh Palmer Liza Jane Shippey Palmer ’99 + Leonard Panar Kavitha Panish and Panish Kumar Kuthethoor Andrew Panyko Sky Pape and Alan C. Houghton + Francis Paraday So Young Park Robert Parke Amelia Monson Parker ’16 Carole A. Parker and Dr. John E. Smedley + Carole L. Parker Catherine Parker Ellen Parker ’71 G. Ross Parker Louise B. Parker ’12 Paul S. Parker ’15 Rachel G. Parker ’16 Samuel Parkinson Ahndraya D. Parlato ’02 William F. Parlato ’72 Lynda Parolisi Alexis Parra Amy ’99 and Daniel S. Parrella Thomas Parrett Pamela Parrish Tara L. Parsons ’94 Denny Partridge Marika Partridge Daliborka Pasic Gary S. Patrik + JaNaye Patterson Rosemarie Patterson Gary A. Patton + Lucy H. Patton and David C. Petty + Anne E. Patty Jonathan Paul ’04 Russell Paul Grayce Paul-Dierkes Sharon Pauli Caroline Paulson + Per A. Paulsson Andrew Pavelchek Andrew Ross Payton ’05 + Emily M. Payton ’12 Bradley Peacock Gerry Pearlberg ’83 Karen Pearson Amanda Peiffer James Pelizzari ’10 Patricia Pelizzari + John B. Pellegrini George A. Pelletier Jr. ’ 92 +
John Bard Society members names are bolded
Dr. David Penberg ’77 Uchenwa Pendergast Mary Beth Perfas Orinthia E. Perkins + Sarah Perkins ’07 Jeffrey Perlman Hasha Musha Perman Dr. David G. Perry ’67 + Ki Perry Stephen Perry ’06 + Roger Persell Andrija Perunicic ’08 and Heidi Choi ’09 Benjamin L. Pesetsky ’11 Sarah R. Peskin Anne Ginder Peters Emily Peters ’09 Daniel J. Peterson ’88 + Eric R. Peterson Samantha Peterson ’08 + Melissa J. Petrak George R. Petty Prof. Judy B. Pfaff Catherine Pfeffer Jeanne S. and Richard F. Pfeifer Jr. Patricia Pforte ’08 + Elizabeth Phillips Sandra S. Phillips ’67 Sarah Phillips and John Mathews + Gabriela Philo ’15 Susan Picard + Susan ’73 and Charles Pickhardt Adrianne E. Pierce Roger Pierro Jr. Beau Pihlaja Kaiya E. Pinto ’11 Lucas Pipes ’08 and Sarah Elizabeth Coe Paden ’09 + Celina R. Pipman and Sergio A. Spodek + Joan Pirics and James McCarthy Susan B. Piro ’78 Dustin Pituch Marika Plater ’08 Michele A. Platt + Elizabeth Plum ’08 Tamara Plummer ’02 + Peter A. Poccia Margot W. Heller Pod Mayda and Dr. Ronald Podell Kathleen Podmaniczky Joseph Pogacar ’08 Bruce Poli ’75 Hope Polidoro Annmarie and Gino Polletta Emily Pollina Peter Pollock Tracy Pollock ’07 Valery Polyakov Laurence Pope Christophe L. Porsella + Madeline Porsella ’14 Scott L. and Marcy Porter Jr. ’79 Terry Porter Stephen Portman ’56 + Barbara Post Nora Post Stuart I. Post James G. Poulos ’89 Arabella Powell + Charles E. Powell + Mary J. Powell Anne Powers Sara Powers ’87 David Pozorski and Anna Romanski Samuel Pratt ’14 Carolyn Prescott ’87 and Ralf Jaeger + Iris S. and Michael I. Present +
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Supporters, cont. Lyndon Preston Rhea E. Pretsell + Mary Previtera Michael Privitera Robert Proctor Alex and Sarah B. Prud’homme Erica and Hector Prud’Homme Christopher J. Pryslopski ’97 + Molly Przeworski Brian Pugh Enrico J. Purita ’11 Mary Frances Puskar Nicole and Steve Putzel Lillian Pyne-Corbin Drs. Asad and Humeraa S. Qamar Qifang Qiao Andrea Quaid John H. Quaintance Harold Quayle Lori G. Quince Thomas J. Quinn Jose Quintella Fiona Quirk-Goldblatt ’07 Wendy J. Raad ’98 Robert J. Rabin + Jared Rabinowitz ’16 CS Rackow Alice Radosh Faye Rafferty Jonian Rafti ’15 + Jacqueline Ragone Reazur Rahman ’04 Josemon Raju ’03 Refilwe Rakolota ’02 Tara A. Ramadan ’13 Caroline E. Ramaley + Shankar Raman Hannah Rappleye Kurt Rausch Yael Ravin and Dr. Howard E. Sachar ’68 + Jeffrey R. Ray ’71 + Susan Ray Reginald Raye ’10 Carmela Rea Kathleen C. Reardon Esq. ’78 Patrick and Kathryn Rebillot + Jennifer L. Reck ’94 Ruth Redbird Jacqueline C. Reddington ’14 Robert Sean Reddington Allen C. ’51 and Brigitte Doris Reed Deborah Reed Jessica Reed Sarah B. and Thomas A. Reed + George and Gail Hunt Reeke + Benjamin Reich Chloe R. Reimann Gay F. and Peter H. Reimann John A. Reiner ’74 + Jonathan Reingold ’04 Ethel Merrily Reinharz Barbara B. Reis + Kenneth M. ’66 and Joan E. Reiss Robert Renbeck Sandra Renner + Carla Resvanis Margaret Reticker Timothy J. Retzl Josue Reyes Arthur Reynolds Barbara E. Reynolds Nancy Keefe Rhodes Jeffrey Rhyne ’95 Randall Rice Joan Spielberg Rich ’63 Patrick Rich
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Paul S. Rich ’98 + Alex Richards ’01 Cynthia R. Richards Ellen C. Richards Debra and Peter Richman Prof. Maurice N. Richter Jr. ’53 + Pamela and William Richter + Violet Ricker Caroline Rider Rob Riemen Siira M. Rieschl ’15 Dr. Catherine K. Riessman ’60 + Robert Riggs ’08 Christopher J. Riley ’93 + Jamie Barret Riley ’07 Jean R. Rincon ’72 Timothy and Valerie Wallace ’75 Rittenhouse Andrea Roach Charlie Roberts Gordon Roberts ’74 Marge Roberts Monique Roberts ’03 Sebastian Robins Elizabeth Robinson ’85 Joseph Robinson Lilian I. Robinson ’98 + Dr. Abbie Rockwell ’75 Jane B. Rodbell Brittany Rode ’09 Doris Roder Monalisa Rodgers Anita T. Rodriguez ’77 Keisha Rodriguez Alexis Roe ’13 Christina Rogelio Erica Rogers Linda Rogers Will F. Rogers ’70 + Will R. Rogers David M. Rogow and Christina Wright Christian Rogowski Susan Rohrmeier Adam Rom ’03 Joyce Romano ’85 Elizabeth Romney Robert A. Ronder Esq. ’53 Michael Roomberg Oren Root + Nailah Roque Dr. George D. Rose ’63 + Dr. Robert M. Rose ’57 Ellen Schulman Roseman ’55 Judy L. Rosen ’87 Lauren Rosen Terry A. Rosen and Alan Hochman + Allegra M. Rosenbaum ’13 Mary Helene P. Rosenbaum ’66 Michael Rosenbaum Rina Rosenberg Martin Jay Rosenblum + Rachel I. Rosenfeld ’99 Amy M. and Paul J. Rosengarten Bruce R. Rosenthal Evelyn and David Rosenthal Irwin H. Rosenthal Dr. Joel H. and Patricia Rosenthal Laura B. Rosenthal and Mark H. Williams Dr. Norman R. Rosenthal and Tricia Rosenthal Victoria Rosenwald Michael Roskothen Ilse W. Ross ’49 + Robert A. Ross ’09 Michael D. Rosse ’55 + Charles Roth
Elaine Roth Margaret A. Roth Tracy Roth ’82 Amy Rothstein and Peter Salerno + Norman Roule Jane Roulier Bendetta Roux Penelope I. Rowlands ’73 + Elizabeth Royte ’81 Joshua L. Royte ’85 Arthur S. Rozen + Emily H. Rubin ’78 + Lucy Rubin Noah B. Rubinstein ’89 Constance Rudd Kara M. Rudnick ’99 + Gary L. Rudolf ’76 Kevin Rudy Joan D. Rueckert + Lynn Ruggiero Catherine P. Ruggles ’98 Dina L. Runcie John Ruskay and Robin Bernstein + Gillian Isaacs Russell Jay C. and Rosanna S. Russell Karen Russell Lia C. Russell Debby Ruth Bob Ruxin and Peggy Shukur J. Royden and Linda F. Saah Sandra Sabbioni Samantha Safer ’04 Jolyn Safron + Monica Sagner William Sales Ace Salisbury ’08 Lori Saltveit Simone A. Salvo ’13 Barbara Samuels Aliza and Ziv Sandalon Roberta Sandeman George Sanders ’10 William Sanders Meredith Kadet Sanderson ’04 Edward Sandfort Frances O. Sandiford ’52 Barbara L. ’54 and Robert Sandler + Ellen and Michael R. Sandler + Dr. Barbara E. Sang ’58 + Theresa Santopolo ’01 Jade A. Santoro ’90 Peter Santoro Barbara Sarah Yasemin Sari Evelina Sarles John P. Sarsgaard and Maggie P. Gyllenhaal Sarsgaard Diane Liftig Saslow ’70 Max Sass Arthur Sata ’72 Nathan W. Saucier ’10 Wendy Saul Darin Savage Lisa Savin ’03 + Edwin Sayres Catherine J. Scala Jeffrey Scales Mary K. Scardillo Melissa N. Scarf ’16 Benjamin Schaefer ’07 + Bernard E. Schaeffer Kathryn Schaffer ’98 + Allison and Brendan Schallert Alan C. and Leigh Scharfe + Peter Scheckner ’64 Perry M. Scheetz ’13 Sarah Scheffel
Amanda Schelemanow Sarah Schendel ’03 Hellena Schiavo Aaron M. Schine ’15 Emily Schmall ’05 + Mara Schmerfeld Allison C. and Kevin G. Schmidlein Kurt Schmidlein ’13 David M. Scholder ’90 and Tara E. Scholder ’91 Judith A. and Morton W. Schomer + Mark Schoofs Abigail Elek Schor Barbara and Dick Schreiber + Evelyn Schreiber David L. and Rebecca Y. Schroedel + Adam Schroeder ’09 Paul and JoAnne Schubert Suzanne Schubert ’03 Andrew Schulman Martha Schulman Robert Schupp and Lenore Reuter Drs. Donald I. Schwab and Jose Sotolongo Joseph Schwaiger ’71 David J. Schwartz + Jeffrey H. Schwartz ’66 + Laura J. ’10 and Nicholas ’10 Schwartz Peter Schwartz Sandra Propp Schwartz ’55 Ori A. Schwartzburg and Deborah G. Shulevitz + Rosa Schwartzburg ’16 Andy Schwenk Susan Schwimmer and Harry Sunshine ’76 Roger N. Scotland ’93 + Barbara J. Scott Heather W. and Robert C. Scott Sarah Scott Christina Sebastian + John and Aija Sedlak + Drs. Ellen Seely and Jonathan Strongin + Jennifer Segal Julie Segal Nancy Segal Jerome R. Sehulster Alfred Seidel Susan Seidel Deborah Seidman Evan J. Seitchik ’12 + Katherine Sekowski Barry Seldes Anne Selinger Mark W. Sell + Margaret Sellers Henry Seltzer ’06 + Ronald Sencer Tatiana Serafin Ruth Sergel Thomas V. Serino ’10 + Dr. Elizabeth Serow Maro Rose Sevastopoulos ’00 + Daniel Severson ’10 + Amy M. Sewell Regina Sewell Neil Shadle Alexandra M. Shafer ’78 and Denis Duman + Stephen L. Shafer Leonard Shaffer Charles M. Shafran Dr. Adi Shamir-Baron Richard Avinash Shamraj ’04 Rachel R. Shamsie Finnegan Shanahan ’14
Ruth Shannon ’08 Barbara Shapiro Jessica Shapiro ’03 and James Braddy Myra Shapiro + Zachary Shapiro ’13 + Raul Sen Sharma Dr. Samuel L. Sharmat ’91, MD Kevin Sharp Frances Sharpless James F. Shaughnessy Jr. Eleanore Beale Shaver ’70 Julian R. Shaw Dr. Karyn O. Shaw and Andrew T. Shaw Wallace Shawn M. Tracie Shea Jim Sheahan Edith Shean-Hammond ’72 Michael Sheehan Gordon Sheer Nancy Sheer Mary Sheerin Bryan G. Shelton ’98 David L. Shengold Paula and William Shepard Victoria Sherbeck Martha Sherman JoAnn Shernoff Homer J. Shew ’12 Motoyuki Shibata + Claire P. Shindler ’86 + Min Kyung Shinn ’14 Rebecca Shipley Jonathan Shipman ’81 Julie Shipman Parker M. Shipp ’13 Laurence Shire + Lincoln Shlensky Marta Shocket ’09 + Andrea Sholler Andrew J. Shookhoff ’72 + Julie and Allan Shope Stephen D. Short Dianne E. Shortall ’65 David and Jeanne Shub + John V. and Margaret M. Shuhala Carl and Claudia Shuster Corinne Shutack Marcella and Thomas Shykula + Rubi Siblo-Landsman ’11 David Sicular Ian J. Sicurella ’16 Susan Sie Corin Siegel ’07 Judith and Jeffrey Siegel Citizen Sigmund ’06 Natasha and Richard J. Sigmund + Ellen Y. and Joel O. Silberman Barry Silkowitz ’71 + Barbara Silver ’57 Lester Silver Dara Silverman ’95 + Pat Simmons Andrew Simon ’10 Elisabeth A. Simon Sonia and David L. Simon + Maja Simoska and Svetislav Simoski Katherine and Ned Simpson + Amy J. Peters Sims H. Lawrence and JoAnn K. Singband + Mikhaela Singh ’16 Peter Sipperley Anne-Marie Sircello Norman J. and Charlotte T. Sissman Ereni Skouta Aleksandar ’09 and Isidora ’11 Skular Jennifer and Greg Skura +
Alan Skvirsky ’61 + Sandra Slater Marjorie Slome and Kenneth S. Stern ’75 + Dr. John A. and Mary Anne Smallwood + Ian P. Smedley ’13 + Audrey Mae ’78 and Robert P. Smith + Bernard C. and Lynn G. Smith Brendan Smith ’14 + Carole-Jean Smith ’66 + Courtney Smith + Dewitt Smith Erin Smith ’13 Frederick S. and Maryanne N. Smith Jr. George A. Smith ’82 + Jackson B. Smith ’13 Jane Simpkin Smith John and Diane Smith John S. and Sharon A. Smith Laura S. Smith Malissa Smith and John D. Stevenson + Marion Smith Nancy Smith Olivia Smith + Regina Keyhna Smith ’16 Dr. Richard K. Smith ’65 + Emma Smith-Stevens ’09 Greg Smucker and Karen Zorn Fran D. Smyth Robert J. and Susan D. Smythe + Zachary Snow Adam Snyder ’89 + Priscilla Snyder Yasanthi Soans Joan W. Sobkov Joseph Sobota Richard Soderquist Jordan and Naomi Soko Alec D. and Leslie Sokolow Annette Solakoglu Andrew Solomon Elisabeth Sommerfelt + Daniel M. Sonenberg ’92 Kenneth Sonenclar Maria Sonevytsky Carol S. Sonnenschein ’53 + Gracia P. and Howard D. Sorensen Dale F. and Heidi C. Sorenson + Tanya L. Sorenson ’14 Ryan Sorkin Doris A. Soroko ’67 Christopher Sorrentino James and Noell Sottile + Louise and Dr. Thomas B. Souders Mariana T. Souza ’16 Arthur and Donna Soyk + Tami I. Spector Ph.D. ’82 + Linda C. Burgess Speirs ’90 + Hugh Spencer Laura B. Spencer ’84 Pascal Spengemann ’04 John E. and Judith S. Sperka Elizabeth L. Spinzia ’84 Tija Spitsberg and David Weiner Gabriella Spitz-Becker ’12 Toba Spitzer Susan L. Spivack Marjory Spoerri Jenny L. Sponberg Jacklyn E. Spring Marcia Sprules + Annabelle Sreberny Archana Sridhar ’98 and Kevin O’Neill + Drs. Bonnie B. and Jack A. Stabile P. William Staby and Anne Vaterlaus Kenneth Stahl and Shirley Ripullone
+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years
Eve Caroline Stahlberger ’97 Jeremy Stamas ’05 Laura E. Stamas ’97 + Lisa Foley Stand ’80 + Harrelson M. and Sayuri Stanley Lindsay A. Stanley ’12 + Gregory Starrett Glenn and Agnes Statile + Laura Staton Debbie Waxman Staw ’86 + Paul Stecker David Steffen Andrea J. Stein ’92 Joan M. Stein + Joan R. Stein ’84 Deborah Steinberg ’00 Emily J. Steinberg ’04 Margery Steinberg Hans C. Steiner ’96 Ken Stephens Michael J. Stephens Lilian Stern and David Sicular Dr. and Mrs. E. Mark Stern Stanley and Ricki Stern Jeremy Sterritt Christopher Steussy ’89 Barbara and Jeffrey Stevens John A. Stevens ’94 Mavis and Harold Stevens + Theresa Adams Stevens ’86 + Duane Stilwell Ian Stimler Carl Stine Brianna St. John Lisa St. John Adina-Raluca V. Stoica ’11 + Alexander J. Stokas Darrell Stokes Vincent S. Stoll ’85 Eve-Alice Stoller Dina Stolman Ben Stolpa Katherine Stone ’09 Joseph M. Stopper Joseph Storch Christa E. Stosiek Steve Stottlemyre Richard Stoyeck Raissa St. Pierre ’87 + Gail Straub Michael S. and Philippa B. Straus Donald Strauss Emily Strauss Robert Strauss Douglas A. and Micki J. Strawinski Dr. Jack D. and Mrs. Sonia M. Street + Susan Strehle + Michael Stroka Bente Strong Mark E. Stroock II ’47 + Amy J. Strumbly ’11 + Forrest E. Studebaker Alison Stuebe Drs. Albert ’48 and Eve M. ’49 Stwertka + Debora T. and Steven A. Such Sara M. Such Phoebe L. Sudrow ’86 You-Kyung Suh Eve O. Sullivan ’62 Tom and Sharon Sullivan M. Jane Sundius Jerl O. Surratt Peter Susser Sem C. Sutter and John Q. Easton + Marina Park Sutton ’78 +
John Bard Society members names are bolded
Monty Swaney Karen Swann + Linnette Swann + Ann D. and Peter O. Swanson + Nancy Swart Robert D. Sweeney ’94 Walter E. Swett ’96 + Joan Swift Thomas M. Swope Thomas Synnott III Lester Szmigiel Brett Szyjka Dr. Marika Ruth Glixman Taaffe ’67 + Kiyo C. Tabery ’76 Reiko Tahara Nathaniel Tailleur Prof. Sarolta Takacs + Alfred J. Talamantes III Martin Talbot Catherine G. Talese ’90 Aparna Tambar ’95 Ruijie Tan Xu Tan Corina Tanasa ’00 + Joanna Tanger ’07 + Dr. Folkert M. Tangerman and Amy R. Waldhauer Elpidio Tangui-Sanchez Stephen Tappis and Carol Travis + Devorah Tarrow ’69 Marianne Tassone Joshua Tatum Barbara Tavora-Jainchill Art and Jeannette Taylor + Beryl E. Taylor ’15 Eric D. Taylor ’96 Marja Taylor M. Paige Taylor ’99 + Nora A. Taylor Sarah T. Taylor ’11 Stefanie M. Taylor Olivier te Boekhorst ’93 + Christain Te Bordo ’99 Samara Tedesco Marlene Tejada ’09 Tamara Telberg Marcus Teo Daniel Terna ’09 Maureen Terranova Nora Tezanos + Rev. Sarah and Nicholas Thacher + Anthony Thacher and Barrett Thacher Ellen Theg Andre Theisen and Ann Peters + Michael Theodore Rosalind Theodore Peter Thiem Madeleine Thien Alan Thomas Michele Thomas ’90 and Jay Brieler Shannon Thomas ’13 Joyce H. Thompson Tehra Thorp Barbara Thorpe Tina Thuermer ’73 + Robert Tiedtke Lee Tiernan Vadim Tikhomirov William Tilghman ’14 Jill Timbers and Leo Saajasto + Samir Tivari ’06 Drs. Katherine and Richard Tobey Edward P. Todd Mark Todd ’99 Stephen Haswell Todd ’07 + Nicole Todini
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Supporters, cont. Karen Toffler Sarah A. Tomlinson ’95 Margaret Tomson Mel Topf Diane Topkis Mariam Topuria ’11 Daniel Torres Dickran Toumajan ’67 Ruth Tourjee Roderick Townley ’65 Dominique Townsend Barry Trachtenberg Erin N. Tracy Ph.D. ’97 Phuc ’95 and Susan ’96 Tran + Andrew Traub Kristin Trautman + Seth B. Travins ’97 + Jamie Treanor* ’75 Anne Treantafeles Paris Trefz Stephen B. Tremaine ’07 + Linde Trenkel Kate (Carnevale) Trimble ’94 Michelle and Raymond Troll Dorothy A. Trowbridge ’15 Prof. Eric Trudel Randy J. Tryon + Dawn Tsien Thu Dat Tu ’97 + Adrian Tuchel Dr. Gregory E. Tucker ’54 Jed Tucker + Ruth W. Tucker Esq. Susan B. Tucker + Mihaela M. Tufa Robert E. Tully + Patrick C. and Valerie Turlan + Ian Turner ’09 Lawrence E. Turner ’88 Lisa Turner Mary Tynes Dr. Christopher G. Uchrin and Lisa Ferguson Uchrin ’85 Barbara Uhl + Karen H. and Mark Uhle Elizabeth Uhlig Emiljana Ulaj ’12 + Zubeida Ullah ’97 Deborah Ullman ’69 Jack D. Ullman Jane and Lawrence Ulman + Alix Umen Karen Unger + Christopher Uraneck ’99 + Wendy and Russell Urban-Mead Enrique Urueta Regina Vaicekonyte ’11 + Oscar Valdes-Viera Sr. ’14 David Valdini ’06 Joseph Vallese ’04 Gerard Vallone + Pat Valusek George VanArsdale John Vance Charles Vanderberg Adam and Kathleen Vane Griffin van Horne ’16 Dr. William Van Lear Marsdin T. Van Order Sophia Van Valkenburg ’08 Janis Vascimini Alyssa Vasquez Tanner Vea ’07 Beth Velasco Muriel F. Verdibello
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Penny Vernon Mary C. Verrelli Charles T. Verrill Alberto Verrilli Michael Vicari Jorge Vicente Joseph Vidich Mark Viebrock ’76 + Dr. Paul F. Vietz ’52 + Pamela Villars ’75 + William N. Vitale ’12 Daina Vitin + Bradley Vogel Marco Volkmann Beagan S. Wilcox Volz ’96 + Vanessa Volz ’00 + William and Jean Von Ancken Alessandra Von Burg Michelle von Koch Sheila von Zumbusch + Karen S. Vos Paul E. Vranicar ’01 + Suzanne Vromen Alison and Bob Wachstein George A. Wachtel Winslow G. Wacker ’82 + Christopher L. Waddell ’95 Albert and Helen Wade Charlene M. and David J. Wagner Isadora Wagner Martha D. Wagner ’53 + Robben Wainer Andrew Wainwright Jonathan Walcoff Dr. Ellen S. Waldinger Louise Wales Christopher H. Walker Karen Walker ’97 + Robert Walker Teagan Wall Pamela J. Wallace ’87 + Cliff Wallach Joanne Wallach Howard Wallick Edith M. ’64 and Peter Wallis + Joan Walrond + Michael J. Walsh ’96 + Frances A. Walton ’79 Mose Walton Ruadhan D. Ward ’16 Thaddeus Ward George Warner James Warnes and Philip Heavey + Dr. Charles S. Warren David G. Warren Wendy L. Washburn Shae and Melissa Washington Laura Wasserman Susanne Watson Norman Watts Drs. Elisabeth and Richard Waugaman Maeve Weber ’16 Jonathan Wechsler Donna Weeks Miranda Wei ’12 Abigail Weil ’08 Drs. David S. and Miriam W. Weil Nancy Weil Sheldon Weinbaum Peter Weinberg ’06 Elizabeth Weiner ’97 Michael Weinstein ’13 + Paul H. Weinstein ’73 + Steven P. Weinstein and Maya Windholz Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Weinstock
Patricia G. Ross Weis Barbara M. Weisberg Bernard Weisberger Andrea B. Weiskopf ’95 Frida Weisman Ariel H. Weiss Elizabeth Weiss Jonathan H. Weiss Dr. Kirsten Weiss Noel N. Weiss ’58 Lois F. Weitzner ’49 + Sarah K. Welch Alisa Wellek Daniel T. Weller ’60 + Mary Kathryn Wells Melinda M. and Steven A. Wellvang Michael M. Wellvang ’16 Diane Wendel Ann K. Wentworth Travis Wentworth ’09 Douglas H. Werby Susan A. West James B. Westine Adrienne and Donald Westmore Dr. Dietmar B. Westphal + Nicholas J. Wetherell ’15 Marvin Wexler Elisabeth Wheeler Zafra Whitcomb ’93 + Amy K. White Anne and Alexander W. White + Clint White Theda Z. White Elise D. Whittemore-Hill Brian Whittingham ’15 Johanna Whitton Nathaniel Wice and Esther Allen Buth Wiebke Monica Sarah Wieboldt Stanley and Laura Wiegand + Charlotte Wiesenberg Barbara Crane Wigren ’68 + John and Dr. Margaret Wilbur Beverly J. and Keith H. Wildasin Daniel L. Wildeson Clara Wilhelm Christopher P. and Dana C. Wilcox Anjanette Willems Amara S. Willey ’90 Annette A. and Ian R. Williams Ato A. Williams ’12 Bailey Williams Hon. Betty J. Williams Catherine S. Williams ’78 + Dr. Dumaine Williams ’03 and Erika Williams ’04 Jean Williams Dr. Kathryn R. Williams ’67 + LaGreta Williams Laura T. and Michael R. Williams Molly O. Williams ’08 Stephen P. Williams Dr. Lawrence A. Wills and D. J. Martin Sonnie Willson Charles Wilson Dawna Wilson Douglas Wilson Matt Wing ’06 Martin Winn Michael P. A. Winn ’59 + Jonathan J. ’93 and Jennifer Hames ’97 Winsor Helena D. Wippick ’16 Carl R. and Caroline G. Wirth + Riley Wise ’06
+ Donor has given for three or more consecutive fiscal years
Jennifer Wofford Wendy Wolfenson Sheila Wolfson Meyer J. Wolin Florence Wolohojian Caroloyn W. and William Wolz + Brian Wong Janet Wong Craig Wood and Robert Inglish Prof. Japheth Wood and Mariel del Carmen Fiori ’05 Neela A. Woodard ’93 Caitlin Wootton Janice Wormington Hallie and Dr. Jonathan Worsey Dr. Larry R. Wray Christina Dee Wright ’11 + Richard T. Wright + Taikwan Wright Amy R. Wrynn ’87 Yu Wu ’10 John Wurzler Dr. Herbert M. and Audrey S. Wyman Valon Xharra ’04 Yang Xiao Weiqi Xu and Jun Wang Xinyuan Xu ’10 + Aliza Yaillen ’13 Di Yang Erin Peck Yarema ’02 Ingrid Yen Max A. Yeston ’08 + Sheila York ’78 + Ariel B. Yotive ’11 Carrie E. Yotter Eric Young ’13 + Kenneth Young Peggy A. Young ’80 Dr. Lorraine Yurkewicz ’75 Gennady Yusim Drs. Benjamin and Lisa R. Zablocki + Erinn Zachariasen Paula Throckmorton Zakaria Natalie Zander Dr. Ted Zanker ’56 + Silverio Zebral Christopher Zegar Joel D. and Sara D. Zeiger Rebecca Zeiger Jamie H. Zelermyer ’95 Michael S. Zelie + Arnold Zeman Jing Wei Zeng ’05 Tami Zepnick Dexin Zhou ’09 + YuGai Zhu ’11 + Lisa Ziehe Dr. Michael and Naomi Zigmond + Ian A. Zimmerman ’92 Alfred Zinn Amy R. Zion ’12 Joshua Zion Mark Zivin + Daniel A. Zlatkin ’16 Dina Zloczower Costanza and Luca Zordan Begum Zorlu Anshul R. Zota ’11 Dr. Athony C. and Laurie E. Zwaan + Rachel Zwell ’10 + Abigail E. Zwick ’13
John Bard Society members names are bolded
JOHN BARD SOCIETY NEWS
Heinz and Lilo Bertelsmann at the groundbreaking of the Bertelsmann Campus Center on Parent’s Day 1997.
Twenty-five years ago, longtime Bard professor Heinz Bertelsmann and his wife, Lilo, decided that Bard needed a campus center. They wanted to create a singular home for activities that were dispersed around the campus—a welcoming place for students and faculty to see a movie, pick up their mail, hear a lecture, eat a hamburger late at night, and for student clubs to meet. They wanted a larger space than the coffee shop in Kline (where the faculty dining room is now) and one that was central to Tewksbury and the “toasters.” They knew exactly where to locate it and had even picked out the architect (Cathy Simon of Perkins + Will, who designed the Olin Language Center). They spoke to Leon about their idea. He recognized the need and readily agreed to work with them to make it happen. There was only one problem: Heinz and Lilo wanted to start building this muchneeded facility as soon as possible, but they could not donate the funds required at that point in their lives. With the help of their advisers and Bard’s counsel, the Bertelsmanns created a charitable remainder unitrust and named Bard the sole beneficiary. A charitable remainder unitrust (with the unfortunate acronym CRUT) is a deferred gift that provides the donors an income and benefits the charity once the trust matures. A CRUT is established by irrevocably transferring assets to a trustee who then invests the trust’s assets and pays you and/or other beneficiaries an annual variable income. At the end of the trust term the assets remaining in the trust are disphoto Doug Baz
tributed for the purpose you designate. Using a CRUT, Heinz and Lilo were able to see their vision for Bard realized during their lifetime. Today, the Bertelsmann Campus Center provides a hub for numerous programs, just as Heinz and Lilo envisioned. On weekdays the rooms are full with meetings of student clubs and faculty and staff committees; students polish their resumes and interviewing skills in the Career Development Office; hydroponic microgreens, which are sold to Chartwells year-round, are grown in an Urban Cultivator outside the Down the Road Café; and dance classes are held in the multipurpose room each semester. Movies are shown on weekends and the building is open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. No one on campus could imagine the college without it! Heinz is remembered not only for his dedication to teaching but also for his forethought in building a dedicated space to enhance and strengthen the Bard community. We are grateful to him and Lilo for their belief in the college, its mission, and, most importantly, its students, who benefit daily from their generosity. If you want to have an impact on Bard today but are not in a position to make a gift at this time, perhaps a CRUT or other type of deferred gift is for you. For further information on making a planned gift, please contact Debra Pemstein, vice president for development and alumni/ae affairs, at 845-758-7405 or Pemstein@bard.edu. All inquiries are confidential.
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Bard College Alumni/ae Magazine - Fall 2017 Issue