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Hunter College Alumni in the News

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Bill Cheng (MFA, '11) -Three-Part Southern Food Diary

Andrew Serra (MA, '11) - On his new novelThe Dead Florentines

Arlette Cepeda (BA, '04) - Lifetime Journey Expressed in Her Art

Alexa Pomales (BA, '02)  - "Finding the Right Path"

Nikolaus Christmann (MA, '99) - Press Release, "The Butler's Dinner Stories"

David Lilenfeld (BA, '93) - Speaks at Entrepreneur Boot Camp on Crowdfunding

Mark Sichel (MSW, '80) - Psychology Today Blog on Borderline/Narcissistic Personalities

Nancy Kantor (BA, '74) - promoted to Executive Vice President at Disney Junior Worldwide

Susan V. Rogers (BA, '67) -Township Woman Receives Major Mental Health Award Tonight

Toby (BA, '64) and Leon Cooperman (BA, '64) - Toby and Leon Cooperman Commit $25 Million to Alma Mater

Rosalia Gioia (BA, '53) - "Consummate Competitor"

Alumni Class Notes

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Harlan Whatley (MFA/IMA, 2005) - currently teaching media courses at Zhejiang University of Media and Communications in Hangzhou, China.

Susan Dessel (BA, '95; BFA, '03) - named a 2013-2014 Frankel Institute Fellow, University of Michigan; Dessel's work will be based on her research of Martha Gruening (1889-1937), a suffragette, journalist, and civil rights activist. (

Ruth Pastine (MFA, '93) - gallery exhibition "Interplay" opens at Scott White Contemporary Art Gallery September 14, 2013 and runs through November 2, 2013 ( See the exhibition catalog here.

Fred S. Sganga (BS, '81), executive director of the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University, recently received the Secretary’s Award from Secretary Erik K. Shinseki of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.   The award was in recognition of his service as president of the National Association of State Veterans Homes, which is the largest provider of long term care services to veterans in the nation.

Andy Furman (BA, '72) - is a co-host of the national morning show Fox Sports Daybreak on Fox Sports Radio on XM 169.

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In Memoriam

Jeanne H. Mehler ('31)

Helen F. Rosen ('38)

Regina Resnik ('42)

Jeanne Payne ('45)

Virginia Griffith Frank ('85)

Eileen Roaman ('95)

Did You Know...

2014 Alumni Association of Hunter College Hall of Fame Nominations are due on November 1, 2013.  Click here for more details and to download the nomination form.

Save the Date - Monday, November 18 (6 to 7:30 pm) - Book Discussion and Signing with Margalit Fox, author of The Riddle of the Labyrinth. Hear how a Hunter College alumna - Alice Kober ('28) - helped decode an ancient language!  Invitation coming soon.  This event is free.

ReDiscover Hunter Alumni Directory 2014 - you may soon receive a call, postcard, or email message from a company called Harris Connect requesting your updated alumni information.  This is one of the ways that we try to keep in touch with you and a way that you can keep in touch with, or "rediscover," Hunter and your former classmates.  Click here for more detailed information and a FAQs section about this project.

Alumni Benefits with your Alumni OneCard - for $10, you can use Hunter's Library and Gym, including the pool.  Check out how to get an Alumni OneCard here.

Fall Luncheon of the Alumni Association of Hunter College - the Fall Luncheon will be on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Hunter's 68th Street Campus, so "Save the Date" - invitation coming soon!


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