Your fellow alumni are using their talents around the globe to teach, work or advocate for others. We’re proud to see them using their A&S experience to make wherever they are healthier, more hopeful and more human.
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Lisa Asuncion ’95 Ph.D. Resides in the United Kingdom where she writes and works as an analytical method developer for a global agricultural company.
Jeff ’69 G’73 and Susan ’72 Bastable. Named recipients of the 2020 Distinguished Friends of Veterans Award from the Onondaga County Veterans Council for their work with Honor Flight Syracuse in serving Central New York’s military veterans community.
Darren Boening ’94. Appointed head of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and assistant dean for research at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (New Jersey).
Dylan Bryant ’20. Completed a one-year placement teaching English to K-12 students in Rioja, Spain, through the North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain program.
Brian Casey ’00. Named Science Department Chair at Swampscott High School, Massachusetts, where he is a teacher of chemistry and meteorology. Also named as one of the first three teachers nationally to be recognized by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) as a Certified AMS Teacher.
Susan DeMar ’02. Retired in 2019 from New Mexico State University (Las Cruces). Now working part time at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland, on a two-year STEM Talent Challenge Grant.
Tanya Giles ’93. Named chief programing officer for Paramount+ and will oversee content strategy for Paramount+ and Pluto TV globally. Previously, Giles was the general manager of MTV Entertainment Group.
Donald Horowitz ’59, LL.B. ’61. James B. Luke Professor of Law and Political Science Emeritus, Duke University. Published "Constitutional Processes and Democratic Commitment" (Yale University Press, 2021).
Ed Mitzen ’88. Founder of Fingerpaint Marketing and Business for Good foundation. Resolved $4 million of his employees’ student debt.
Jennifer Noone ’07. Elected to Executive Committee of the Women’s Exchange at Merrill Lynch, a forum for women in its global wealth and investment management group. Noone is also marketing and communications cochair this year.
Rita Numerof ’69. Is a regular contributor on Forbes Online, focusing on health care and COVID-related health content.
Michelle Rice ’09. Named to Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly magazines’ 2021 Texas Rising Stars list of lawyers for the third consecutive year.
Frank Ritter ’68. Photographer and author, announces his recent work, "9/11. Remembrance. Renewal. Hope. A Twenty-Year Journey."
Harvey Strum ’70, G’76, ’78 Ph.D. Named Spector Fellow in the Humanities, recipient of Beatty Faculty Excellence in Research Award, Russell Sage College. Published the article “Jewish Farmers” in New York Archives, Summer 2021.
Megan Stull ’00. Senior counsel at Google and president of the Federal Communications Bar Association.