May 13, 2014

1) Paige Johnson (Seminar class of 1999) has been accepted to Oxford University where she will be pursuing a second Master’s degree this fall. She recently earned a M.S. in Science Communication from Drexel University and has been working as a Faculty/Research Group Assistant at the Joint Centre for Artificial Photosynthesis at Cal Tech.

2) Jeff Anway (Seminar class of 2005) is currently working as a software engineer at Harmonia. He graduated from Longwood University in 2013 with a B.A. in math and computer science. He was a member of the Cormier Honors College at Longwood.

3) Sam Spies (Seminar class of 1995) is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in anthropology at Temple University. His profile on the Anthropology Graduate Student Association webpage notes the following:

I joined the department after about six years in print and multimedia journalism. I’ve worked for several media outlets, but my most interesting assignment was as the night police reporter at The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. There I started to appreciate how the introduction of a camera to a crime scene or crowd affected the behavior of the victim’s family, police officers and bystanders. My general research interest is in the transition from film to digital technology and the mass availability of digital cameras. More specifically, I’m interested in soldiers’ own images from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, compared to Army public affairs photography and traditional photojournalism. While a Cornell undergraduate I studied Arabic in Jordan and Morocco, and I’m also interested in the visual representation of U.S. cultures in Arab pop media.

4) Congratulations to Cecilia Carter (Seminar class of 2012) who recently won a scholarship to spend her junior year of high school studying in Germany.

5) Congratulations to Isaac Anderson (Seminar class of 2010) who was recently accepted into the highly selective acting program at Pace University in New York City. He is currently a senior at Patrick Henry High School.

6) Jason Camp (Seminar class of 1994) recently wrote that he is currently living in Denmark, married and doing well. He noted that he attended CS from age 5 through 17, being part of the CS Extended Studies Program that preceded Community High School. Jason also observed that he “loved [Community School] and so did my two brothers, Justin and Nathan.”

7) Susanna Thornton (Seminar class of 2000) has recently moved back to the east coast after working as the Director of Advancement for Reading Partners in Oakland California. Prior to that, she lived in Washington, D.C., where she worked with the Sheridan Group to build coalitions and advocate for education reform. Susanna holds a B.A. from the University of Mary Washington. She is currently making a shift from education policy to work with several friends on an organic vegetable farm in Maine.

8) Eric Sutton (Seminar class of 2010) is graduating from Community High School and will be attending Roanoke College this fall with plans to major in Biology and pursue further studies in Entomology.