Notable

 

Eve Brown ’00 has joined the Barton Gilman law firm as an “of counsel” member of its intellectual property practice. The veteran IP attorney built a career and her own firm, Bricolage Law, LLC, to serve business clients in the arts, craft food and beverage and product innovation industries, among others. Brown has taught IP law and entrepreneurship at MIT, Boston University, Boston College and Northeastern University.  She is currently an assistant professor in the School of Justice Studies at Roger Williams University, where, in addition to her specialty area, she teaches courses in legal ethics and “Shakespeare & Law.”

 

Wai Ting “Winston” Cheung ’16Wai Ting “Winston” Cheung ’16 is a treasury analyst at global online payment solutions company Payoneer. Prior to that, the economics major served in a similar capacity at Shanghai Commercial Bank in his native Hong Kong. As a student, Cheung co-founded a student-run investment club that continues to thrive today.  Despite living several time zones away from most of his classmates, he continues to maintain strong Skidmore connections and develop new ones.  Cheung has been instrumental in launching the Skidmore-Hong Kong alumni group, a dynamic network that has hosted a number of well-attended events. Among them was a reception for President Philip A. Glotzbach and Marie Glotzbach during their 2016 Asian tour.

 

Stephanie Jones McCaine ’91After almost two decades as education administration, most recently as director of admissions at SUNY Purchase, Stephanie Jones McCaine ’91 has decided to take a step back. She is now guiding young people towards higher education as director of middle school admissions at the Harvey School, a private college preparatory school in located in the northern Westchester County hamlet of Katonah, N.Y.  A passionate advocate for fostering student success, she is a founding board member of the Amani Public Charter School, a board member of The Center for College & Careers and chair of the Bedford Community Theatre.

 

David Martin ’10After successfully competing at USA Nationals for Triathlon, David Martin ’10 qualified for Team USA. He’ll be heading to the World Championships in Switzerland in 2019.  A certified personal trainer and senior endurance coach at NYC-based Full Throttle Endurance, Martin is also a USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach and a USA Cycling Coach.  The fine arts major fell into a fitness career while designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for physical therapy patients. He has also run health and wellness programs at several Connecticut corporations.

 

Susan Heegaard ’83Susan Heegaard ’83 was recently appointed president-of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, an agency that helps colleges and universities better serve students by leveraging an array of regional resources.  As senior consultant to HCM Strategists and the Lumina Foundation Strategy Labs, nonprofits that promote higher education access, she has worked extensively with government and private sector partners in the Midwest. Heegaard is the former commissioner of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

 

 

Jean Bidlack ’75Jean Bidlack ’75 is professor of pharmacology and physiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. This spring, she received a National Institutes of Health grant to determine if the hormone fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) will reduce the preference for opioids in mice. Bidlack’s research opens a new potential approach to treating opioid use disorder by reducing the craving for opioids.  She was featured in a video produced by local news media. 

 

 

 

Jeannie Prounis ’15Jeannie Prounis ’15 has launched her own line of jewelry; Prounis Jewelry is “a luxury brand, reminiscent of the Etruscan and Greek era.” Her classical designs and use of painstaking ancient smelting techniques are generating media buzz that include features in fashion magazines WWD and Martha Stewart Weddings. Originally a science major at Skidmore, Prounis became fascinated with jewelry making in studio art and art history courses, which birthed a realization of her “true passion.”