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Alumni in the News

Four recent alumni in the news

Posted 11.21.08 by Alumni and Parent Relations

Ethel Kessler '71 a stamp designer for the Postal service unveils her new stamp to encourage Alzheimer's awareness. Story at the Washington Post online

Gena Glickman '74 has become the first woman president of a community college in Connecticut . Story at Hartford Business online

Glen Gentele '96 Appointed to Head Oklahoma Museum of Art. Read more online

Ashley Minner '05 Recipient of Open Society Institute 2008 Fellowship

The Open Society Institute has named 8 people as community fellows through a program that supports social entrepreneurs and innovators to achieve their dreams to improve Baltimore City . Ashley Minner '05 will receive $48,750.00 to work full time for 18 months, implementing creative strategies to assist underserved communities.

Ashley is a member of the Lumbee tribe, whose goal is to revive American Indian culture in Baltimore . Minner is heavily involved in revitalizing the Baltimore American Indian Center in Southeast Baltimore . An outlet for American Indians in Baltimore , the center once offered social programs and services, but has since lost funding. While she'll put part of the fellowship toward reinstating the center, Minner also wants to develop an afterschool art program for children and teens to help young American Indians reconnect with their culture.

" Baltimore is a diverse place, but it's not anything like Lumbee tribal territory," she said. "Unless you look for ways to connect with your culture you really won't."