Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Publications, honors and creative works: Alumnae/i

Alicia Goranson ’96 won the 2012 Parsec Award, one of the most prestigious audio drama awards, in the Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form) category for her audio drama “The Mask of Inanna.”

Adina Menashe ’12 published Bread Soup, a trilingual children’s book inspired by her study abroad experience with the School for International Training.

Kelly Neale ’04 published an article in the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing titled “The Fifth Vital Sign: Chronic Pain Assessment of the Adolescent Oncology Patient” (July 2012).

Publications, honors and creative works: Alumnae/i

Cynthia Douglas Bittinger ’68, educator and historian, published Vermont Women, Native Americans and African Americans: Out of the Shadows of History (History Press, May 2012).

Kristin Sundin Brandt ’94, vice president of Sundin Associates, was promoted to president.

Patricia Flaherty ’83, a community organizer, activist and developer, was selected by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women as one of the Commonwealth’s Unsung Heroines of 2012.

Pickett Davis Randolph ’60 received the Anne Kane McGuire Award for Distinguished Service from Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Va., in May. She is an alum of the school, as well as a former member of the board of trustees.

Elizabeth Southworth ’91 wrote the article “Lessons Not Learned: The Role of Operational Risk in Rogue Trading” in Risk Professional Magazine, examining the root causes of serious lapses in operational risk control that have been at the heart of major trading scandals over the past two decades (June 2012).

Paige MacGregor ’08 presented the paper “Alternative Identities: Women, Sexuality and Altporn” at the National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference in Boston in April.

Publications, honors and creative works

Alumnae/i

Elizabeth Garcia ’97 has been promoted to shareholder at the law firm of Parker McCay. Garcia focuses her practice on labor and employment law as well as civil rights and government liability. She joined Parker McCay as an associate in 2001 and was previously promoted to counsel in 2007.

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Publications, honors and creative works

Alumnae/i

Kristin Sundin Brandt ’94, co-founder (with Erin Kane) of Manic Mommies, a community for moms (and dads) trying to manage the combination of work and family, won two silver awards in the 2011 international W3 Awards competition. The website ManicMommies.com -won in the categories of writing/copy and home page. The site was launched in 2011 following a redesign in collaboration with web designer Zach Magoon ’96.

Candice “Candy” Nelson ’71, an associate professor of government at American University in Washington, D.C., had her manuscript Grant Park: The Democratization of Presidential Elections 1968–2008 published by the Brookings Institute Press.

Jo Ann Simons ’75, president and CEO of Cardinal Cushing Centers, was awarded a bronze medal in the parenting category by Independent Publisher, recognizing her book The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook: Charting Your Child’s Course to Adulthood (Woodbine House, 2010).

Sally Bedell Smith ’70 published Elizabeth The Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch (Random House, January 2011).