C A MP U S N E WS
Fond Farewells At the end of the school year, CA will be bidding farewell to two beloved members of the community.
Road Trip Students and alumnae/i met up in the nation’s capital over spring break. Sixteen students traveled to Washington, D.C., to learn about the various tribes at work in our nation’s capital. Modeled after last year’s trip, where students met alumnae/i and parents working in Silicon Valley, the itinerary included: • Foreign-policy discussion with H.K. Park ’88 and Claudio Lilienfeld ’80, both private consultants, prior Department of Defense employees; • Tour of CBS News studio with Jane Chick ’94, CBS News producer;
Ben Eberle ’99 returned to campus to teach ceramics in the fall of 2008. Since then, he’s had “a hell of a lot of fun, making a mess, making art.” He credits his brother, also a teacher, for coining the phrase that best fits his perspective on his time here: “I don’t work, I teach.” He will continue the fun of teaching this summer at the Snow Farm, a craft school in Williamsburg, Mass., and then will be “a free agent.” Barbara Piantedosi started working here in 1999, at first for the development department, then in support of the academic dean, dean of students, and community life. The term “retiring” doesn’t seem to suit her, so Piantedosi says she is moving on to the third stage of her life, which will be full of travel and time with friends and family. “I’ll miss CA a lot,” she says.
• Tour of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo hospital with veterinarian Nancy Boedeker ’88; • U.S. Capitol visit with Tim Bergreen ’82, chief of staff to Rep. Adam Shiff; • Supreme Court visit arranged by Dan Epps ’00, former clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy; • A meeting with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, arranged by former field coordinator Mike Firestone ’01; CO N CO R D AC A D EM Y M AG A ZI N E S PR I N G 2014
• Behind the scenes at the National Gallery with curator Meg Morgan Grasselli ’68; • NASA’s Goddard Space Center with Lucy McFadden ’70, planetary scientist and chief of university and postdoctoral programs. The connections made — between the students and alumnae/i, but also among the alumnae/i in the D.C. area — strengthen the community in wonderful ways. Future trips in any city where CA alumnae/i and parents live and work are on the radar. 6
Joining the Ranks The 2013–14 school year brought a number of new faces to departments across campus. Whether they are returning employees, returning alumnae/i, or entirely new to CA, we welcome the new energy and fresh perspectives that they bring to their work. Megan Campos Development Officer Ben Carmichael ’01 Director of Marketing and Communications Allison Fraske Associate Director of Marketing Amy Fredericks Chief Financial Officer
Susan Hagopian Admissions and Financial Aid Administrative Assistant (returning employee) Victoria Hallowell Assistant Director of Admissions Allison Levy Engagement Officer
Margaret MacSwan Coordinator of Student Activities and Camp Programs Jennifer McFarland Flint Associate Director of Communications Kevin O’Rourke Assistant Athletic Trainer Jennifer Wright Receptionist/Finance Office Assistant