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Zoë Morsette ’73 made her TV acting debut as a featured extra in the next-to-last episode of Sex and the City as a real-life cancer survivor at a breast cancer benefit. In March she appeared on stage with Carole Shelly (from the cast of Wicked) at the St. James Theatre as part of Nothing Like a Dame benefit for the Actors Fund of America. She was delighted to be “waiting in the wings with Chita Rivera, Zoe Caldwell, and Nathan Lane.” She also participated for her third year in the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS bear auction. Her costumed bear fetched $2,800. In March Zoë was a guest artist at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.

This past spring harpist Patricia Sager ’93 attended an international harp festival in Edinburgh, Scotland; it included a private lesson with famed harpist and composer William Jackson.

In June Georganna Millman ’95 presented a lecture exploring a sensational turn-of-the-century murder that took place in Glen Falls, NY, at the city’s Chapman Historical Museum. She discovered the story while attending a class taught by UWW instructor Amy Godine and began extensive research into the 1903 murder.

Elizabeth Rose Fischer ’97 was the 2003 recipient of the Community Builder award given by Council of Community Services of NYS. She was lauded for her work as “one of the key community builders with the Saratoga Partnership for Prevention in helping to build safe, healthy, drug-free communities.”

Joseph Simpson ’00 completed a law degree at the University of Michigan and is a presidential management fellow in Washington, DC.

Cathy McDowell ’00 had her book The Waiting Place: Stories of Prisoners and Their Families published this summer by RA Press. Selections from the book were used in collaboration with the NYS League of Women Voters and North Country Public Radio’s award-winning Balancing Justice series in 2002. Selections can be heard on www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/
balancing. The book is available online at auth.bluemoo.net/~donohue/ and in selected independent bookstores.

Stephen Raptis ’03 is pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice at Boston University. The Internet-based, distance program is geared toward experienced law enforcement officials.