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Debra (Kramer) Branitz (1973)
Career -- Will be exhibiting her original oils on canvas at the Art Fusion Galleries in Miami, Florida in January, 2016. The show will run for 2 months.

Christine Deya (2012g)
Career -- Christine Deya earned her Masters Degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in August 2015. She is currently pursuing her Phd in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School.

General -- Continues in her second career as a watercolor artist. Jan was recently designated a Signature Watercolor Artist (DWS) by the Delaware Watercolor Society. The Artist's work is featured on her website Her latest professional accomplishment is watercolor painting using translucent Yupo paper.

Christopher E Manning (2007g)
Career -- Christopher E. Manning is the Exhibitions Assistant at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, as well as a Professor of Visual Art at Manhattanville College. He has also taught at the College of New Rochelle, and has been a visiting critic at the Wassaic Project and SUNY New Paltz MFA and BFA program. His work has been exhibited at Exit Art, NY; Dorsky Curatorial Projects, LIC, NY; Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor, NY; Lift Trucks Projects, NY; The Auction Project, Miami; CODA Gallery, PDX; Samuel Dorsky Museum, NY; Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY; Manhattanville College; Iona College; The Susan D. Goodman Collection, among others. He has been featured in The New York Times; The Queens Chronicle and Kolaj Magazine.

Gerry McHugh (1989)
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Jessica Pasko (2005)
Career -- After nearly a decade of working for print, broadcast and online news outlets, Jessica recently went to the dark side and took a job in the Silicon Valley doing public relations for tech firms. She misses reporting, particularly crime and legal reporting, but likes the pay upgrade, among other benefits. When not working, she is enjoying life by the beach in sunny Santa Cruz, Calif.

Arthur Pfister (1987)
General -- book published AMAZON (hard copy) KINDLE EDITION*Version*=1&*entries*=0 AMAZON (hard copy)

Arthur Pfister (1987g)
Career -- Book published by Arthur Pfister aka Professor Arturo

danna (spiridon) ruth (1969, 1969g)
Career -- i have retired from managing the chiropractic office for 40 years and started full time grandmotherhood for Kane age 3+ and Diem age 1+. Finally a job with perks.

James Schlett (2002)
General -- On July 24, James Schlett's book, A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosophers' Camp in the Adirondacks (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2015), was featured on NPR's "All Things Considered."

James Schlett (2002)
General -- The spring 2015 edition of New York Archives magazine featured an article on "Emerson's Adirondack Club," by James Schlett.

James Schlett (2002)
Birth -- On June 23, James and Jennifer Schlett welcomed to the world a daughter, Rory Autumn Schlett.

Dianna Smith (1984, 1984g)
General -- Dianna Smith '84 is back on campus serving as a campus Chaplain , she has created a food pantry serving the needs of off campus students and staff in need.

Mathew Swerdloff (1992, 2001g)
Career -- Mathew Swerdloff has been appointed do the position of Executive Director of Educational Support Services in the Hendrick Hudson School District. Formerly the Director of Technology at Hendrick Hudson, Mathew’s new role will include Instructional Technology, Professional Learning, and Human resources for the District.

Donald Urmston (2008)
Career -- Donald Urmston, class of 2008 was awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor (effective August 2015) in the Business Dept. at SUNY Orange.

Eoin (Eoin Wrafter) Wrafter (1994)
Career -- In April 2015 I was appointed the Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development in Dutchess County, NY.

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