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Juliet Crupi, BS’04, Seeds of Change

Juliet Crupi, BS’04, Seeds of Change

High school science teacher Juliet Crupi has turned an inner-city after-school club into a nationally recognized program aimed at changing the relationships among her students, food and the community.

Dan Stephenson, BA’06, Mac Man

Dan Stephenson, BA’06, Mac Man

Dan Stephenson, who earned a degree in economics, began selling his mac and cheese at farmers markets on weekends while working in corporate finance at Nashville’s Ingram Industries.

Parr, right, directs security detail for President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan in the early 1980s. (COURTESY JERRY PARR)

Jerry W. Parr, BA’62, Matters of Life and Death

On March 31, 1981, Secret Service agent Jerry W. Parr was head of the detail protecting President Ronald Reagan during a speech at the Washington Hilton. When would-be assassin John Hinkley Jr. opened fire, Parr shoved Reagan into a waiting car and ordered him taken to George Washington University Hospital—actions credited with saving the seriously wounded president’s life.


Duncan McDougall, BA’83, One for the Books

Duncan McDougall spent part of his 20s guiding expeditions of the physical world—whitewater and backcountry trips in places like Alaska and New Zealand. Since 1998, however, he has been leading expeditions of another kind, guiding children on a journey to literacy.


Taylor Bruce, BA’04, Guiding Spirit

Bruce decided to start his own series of field guides, called Wildsam, in 2012. The books are “packed with local lore, interviews, memoir, hand-drawn maps, personal essays and more,” according to the Wildsam website.