Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

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


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


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).

Publications, honors and creative works

Crash and Tell, Lori Baker '84

Lori Baker ’84 published Crash and Tell, a collection of short stories (Louisiana State University Press, 2011).

Noah Bernstein ’07 had an op-ed piece he wrote dealing with college loan payment systems published in the New York Times on Aug. 29, 2011.

Gerry-Lynn Laudani Darcy ’95, vice president of marketing and business development for Metric Construction, was selected as one of the winners of the Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty awards. The award celebrates 40 of the area’s young leaders and executives who are impacting the business world.

Margaret “Peggy” McCarthy ’64, an adjunct faculty member in environmental health sciences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, received a Fulbright Administrator Award to travel to Russia in April 2011.