Jul. 31, 2015—Helping young Americans succeed in a global environment is both a vocation and a passion for Mohamed Abdel-Kader. “Students and business people need a global understanding and mindset to exist in the world today,” says Abdel-Kader, deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of International and Foreign Language Education. “U.S. nurses caring...
Mar. 23, 2015— Minardi, BE’12, is co-founder and software engineering lead for Voxel8, developer of a custom-electronics-producing 3-D printer that is a darling of tech media.
Mar. 23, 2015—Reif is the founder of Yumbutter, which turns organic peanuts, almonds and sunflowers into products like spicy Thai peanut butter and almond butter with chia, hemp seeds and goji.
Mar. 23, 2015—Dr. Rachel Idowu spent five weeks in Africa last summer assisting the Ebola outbreak response in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital and most populous city.
Dec. 23, 2014—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.
Dec. 23, 2014—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.
Sep. 26, 2014—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.
Sep. 26, 2014—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.
Sep. 26, 2014—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.
Jun. 18, 2014—Recently, Amy Christine Ellis was named a master of wine by the Institute of Masters of Wine—one of only 312 people to hold that title worldwide, and one of only 10 women in the United States.
Jun. 18, 2014—Piper Hendricks is founder and president of p.h. balanced films, a nonprofit organization that makes awareness-raising documentary films.
Jun. 18, 2014—Dr. Robert Mahley recently received a $2.5 million grant from the Wellcome Trust to fast-track a drug that could neutralize the protein researchers believe is the genetic cause of Alzheimer’s disease—the apolipoprotein E4, or ApoE4.