Alumni Motifs: November/December 2015

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David Glass (IAA 65-67, IAC/NMC 65-66, IAC St 69) is serving as president of the Urantia Society of North Texas in Dallas, Texas, 2014-16. He is current Membership Chair of the Lone Star Urantia Association (of Texas). David is serving between now and next June on the Planning and Program Committees for the 2016 Joint National Meetings of the Summer Study Sessions of the Urantia Book Fellowship and the Urantia Association of the United States, which will take place June 9-12, 2016, at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Bruce Coppock (IAC/NMC 66-68) is retiring as president and managing director of St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Brad DePlanche (IAA 79-81) has acted in several notable recent projects, including multiple roles in Henry V at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Passepartout in Around the World in Eighty Days and Cerimon in Pericles at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and Patsy in Spamalot at Orlando ShakeSpeare Theater.

Selene Carter (IAA 83-87) is assistant professor of dance at Indiana University, Bloomington on a tenure track. Her choreography was recently presented at the Breaking Ground Dance Festival in Arizona, the Regional Alternative Dance Festival in Michigan, by Wild Space Dance Company in Wisconsin, and in the Regional Choreographer's Festival in Ohio.

David Alpar (IAC 85-86, IAC St 87, IAA 85-88) was promoted to the rank of Major and named the Director of Operations for The United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C.

Andrew Pool (IAA 85-87) recently collaborated with internationally renowned Syrian-American pianist and composer Malek Jandali in a performance with the Forest Hills Central High School Symphony Orchestra in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Wendy Masterson (IAA Fac 91-15, IAC Fac 05) graduated as an Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME) from the School of Body-Mind Centering in August 2015. Wendy has integrated her research into the dance curriculum at Interlochen in addition to creating Learning, Expression & Artistry, a cross-disciplinary course for upperclassmen.

Donald Fairman (IAA 92-95) was recently named partner of Titan Wealth Advisors, a Metro Detroit-based firm managing a quarter-billion dollars in assets for families and businesses.

Nathan Warner (IAC 94-95) recently performed with Peter Cetera at the Paramount in Aurora, Ill., and played a one-week tour with Doc Severinsen.

Lindsay Hanson (IAC 96-05, IAA 02-06, IAA St 13, IAC St 02-14) is the Artist Services Manager, Performing Arts Services at Princeton University. She coordinates production information for more than 150 events each season, including student, faculty and guest performers. She also supports events across the university, and works closely with the student Performing Arts Committee as the stage manager for four annual variety shows.

Hannah Seidel (IAA 96-98, IAC St 99-00, IAC Fac 03-07) has returned to Michigan to be assistant professor of dance at Grand Valley State University. She spent the past 13 years dancing in New York City and several years on the faculty at SUNY Purchase.

Jamie Davis-Ponce (IAA 00-04, IAC 01-04) completed two masters degrees—in performance (oboe) and Music Industry Leadership—and has joined the staff of Berklee College of Music as the Associate Director of Performance Division Programs.

Emily Honeyman (IAC 00-03) has joined the orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. She plays double bass.

Kathleen McGookey's (IAA Fac 00) latest book of prose poems, Stay, is now available from Press 53. Her next collection, At the Zoo, will be published by White Pine Press in 2017.

Carrie Ott-Holland (IAC 02, IAA 03-05) recently completed her PhD in organizational psychology at Michigan State University. She now works as a researcher on the People Analytics team at Google, designing and conducting studies to better understand employee well-being and perceptions of workplace fairness.