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Betty Juncker
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Fans of Donald Trump’s hit NBC-TV show, The Apprentice, may have spotted Kirsten Lewis during the three-hour season finale aired in December. Kirsten took a job working at Greenwich Polo in Connecticut last year (apprenticing herself to Leighton Jordan ’78), and portions of the final episode were filmed there. The final task for Apprentice contestants involved organizing a polo match to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

Eliza Richmond Lay returned to her native Boston after inadvertently (but gladly) studying the Michael Chekhov Technique through several productions with the Stanislavsky Theater Studio in Washington, DC. She is currently “nipping after” several film, administrative, and theatrical projects.


Brewster McCall is working at the new NYC restaurant Hearth and constantly plotting possible theatrical projects for the future. A new member of the American Sommelier Society, this student of wine resides in Brooklyn with Charlie Alexander ’02.

Rachel Shuman is visual-arts youth-outreach program coordinator for AS220, a nonprofit arts organization in Providence, RI. The program serves current and former juvenile detention residents, as well as youth under the care of state and local agencies, by teaching life, job, and arts skills. For more information, visit www.as220.org. Rachel is located at the Broad Street Studio and can be reached at rachelilana@as220.org.

Andy Kirshenbaum worked on John Edwards’s presidential-nomination campaign.

Julianna Minotty married Ian Mendelsohn ’02 at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga on June 20. Many Skidmore friends and faculty members were on hand to celebrate. Ian and Julianna live in Chicago, where he is a stage manager and she is working on a master’s in arts management at Columbia College Chicago. Julianna is also doing marketing and public relations work for Boxer Rebellion Theatre Company, which presents works dealing with social issues.

After more than a year with a political consulting firm in Boston, MA, Kate Imbach joined the campaign of a candidate to the state legislature.

Noam Rubin appeared as Lawrence in The Lawrence Goodman Story during a night of three one-act plays called “An Evening of Semi-Autobiographical, Highly Self-Indulgent Theater,” performed as a part of the New York International Fringe Festival.

Dan Byers lives in South Philadelphia. He is assistant to the directors at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, a contemporary art museum and artists-in-residence program that collaborates with internationally known artists in painting, sculpture, architecture, conceptual and installation art, and performance and video projects. He can be reached at dan@fabricworkshop.org.

Lauren Brody and Joey Mowrey have moved to New Zealand for the year. They obtained work visas and will be traveling and working all over the country. If anyone is going to be in New Zealand and would like to meet up (or just send them an e-mail), their address is babeandblondenz@gmail.com.

Shonda Lackey is a lab technician at the Sleep Disorders Institute, where she tests the efficacy of investigational sleep medications. She also conducts research for pharmaceutical companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Aventis, Somaxon, and Pfizer. In her spare time, she is an opinion-poll interviewer for CBS News and The New York Times.

Jen Lieberman is pursuing a master’s at Columbia’s Teachers College and plans to teach high-school social studies. She is currently teaching a 10th-grade world history class at a public high school in upper Manhattan.

Andrea Anna Paulson lives in Somerville, MA, and works in Peabody. She designs and develops running sneakers for Saucony.

Nicole Leclerc teaches first grade at East Rochester School in New Hampshire. She loves living in the Seacoast area.

We extend condolences to the family of Megan Rogers, who died in November. Professor Terry Diggory recalls, “Megan was courageous in rising to the challenge of the many difficult treatments she was advised to undergo; and she was optimistic even to the end. Truly, she was an extraordinary person, and it was an honor to know her.” Megan passed away surrounded by her mother and father, brother Josh, and close friend Devin Bell.

Our sympathies also to the family of John Hall, who also died in November of cancer. John was founder and bass player for the jam band Addison Groove Project; many of us remember John and the band playing all over campus in between high-profile gigs. “John left his mark on Skidmore,” comments Mike Greenhaus, who describes the Addison Groove Project as the “soundtrack to a generation’s Skidmore experience.”