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Alumnae/i publications, honors and creative works

Joanne Kourepinos Adams ’82 was honored as Garden City (N.Y.) “Citizen of the Year” for 2010 in April. The award recognizes volunteerism and outstanding service to the Village of Garden City and beyond.

Betsy Smith Bergquist ’55 has published Up the Hill to Baker River School, a memoir of self-discovery and educational activism (Dog Ear Publishing, 2010).

Executive Elaine Brown ’77 co-authored The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women (Random House, 2010).

Ann Burkhardt ’76, clinical associate professor of occupational therapy at Quinnipiac University, received the President’s Award from the New York State Occupational Therapy Association, which recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the occupational therapy profession.

Heather Day ’07 has co-authored The Mythic Warrior’s Handbook: Outsmart Athena, Slay Medusa, Impress Zeus, and Claim Your Place in the Pantheon of the Gods (Adams Media, 2010).

Charlotte Dennett ’69 has published The People v. Bush, recounting her effort to prosecute George W. Bush (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2010).

Susan Elwell ’75 inspires young readers to learn about nature and Monarch butterflies in The Magic of Transformation, her first title in the Madigan’s Discoveries book series (Global Partnership, 2009).

Suzanne Findlen Hood ’97, who is associate curator of ceramics and glass for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, has co-authored Salt-Glazed Stoneware in Early America (University Press of New England, 2009).

GrandlovingSue Smith Johnson ’61 is co-author of the fifth edition of Grandloving, an expanded edition of this award-winning title (Heartstrings Press, 2010).

Alexa-Sascha Lewin ’97 directed the film The Honeysting, a narrative short film released in April 2009. She also was one of only eight women out of hundreds of applicants to be awarded a place at the 2009 American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women.

Karen “Mal” Malme ’88 co-wrote and performed in We All Will Be Received, a multimedia theatre piece exploring gender and body image, which played in March at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Tommye-K. Mayer ’80 tells her inspiring story in an expanded edition of Teaching Me to Run (Prince Gallison Press, 2010).

Toby Rowe ’09 published the article “‘Whether You Like It Or Not:’ California’s Proposition 8 and the Rhetoric of Monitory Democracy” in Young Scholars in Writing, a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to undergraduate writing and rhetoric (Spring 2010).

Lucky BeansCarolyn Samuels-Botts ’74 was named one of Washington, D.C.’s “Top Doctors” by Washingtonian magazine (March 2010).

Jo Ann Simons ’75 has published The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook: Charting Your Child’s Course to Adulthood. Simons is the president and CEO of Cardinal Cushing Centers (Woodbine House, 2010).

Nicole Tadgell ’91 provided illustrations for Lucky Beans, a Depression-era children’s story by Becky Birtha (Albert Whitman & Company, 2010).