October 2013

Candace George Thompson '67 is thrilled to announce that the book about her parents' life adventure, “Still Having Fun, A Portrait of the Military Marriage of Rex and Bettie George, 1941-2007,” was awarded a Gold Medal in Biography by the Military Writers Society of America at their September 2013 conference in Dayton.

Matthew Derr ’89 was inaugurated as the eleventh president of Sterling College on Saturday, October 12, 2013.

Howie Gordon '70 recently released his new book called Hindsight: True Love & Mischief in the Golden Age of Porn.

In September, Amy Rothenberg ’82, licensed naturopathic doctor, wrote an article for the Huffington Post on Naturopathic Medicine.


Karen Folger Jacobs ’63, Ph.D, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Mumbai (Bombay/Bollywood) India at St. Xaviers College during November and December of 2013 according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Jacobs will teach a seminar, REEL INJUNS, on Native American films. Jacobs is one of over 400 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad this year through the Fulbright Specialist Program.

Alumnus Terry Blackhawk '68 a recent recipient of a Kresge Arts in Detroit 2013 Literary Fellowship and was recently featured on PBS NewsHour for his organization InsideOut, a Detroit literary arts program which brings professional writers into the classrooms of 27 Detroit public schools.

Michelle Moskowitz Brown ’96 was recently named Executive Director of food nonprofit Local Matters in Columbus, Ohio.