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Sonia Madden Kiszka ’91 returned to Maria College (where she earned an associate’s degree in nursing) as director of the new practical-nurse certificate program. She was former director of health services at Skidmore and St. Michael’s College, and an adjunct faculty member at Community College of Vermont, Hudson Valley Community College, the Sage Colleges, and Saratoga County BOCES adult nursing program. A consultant, educator, and lecturer for the Vaccine Division of Glaxo Smithkline Pharmaceuticals in Philadelphia, she has served on the boards of the Nurse Practitioner Association of NYS, New England College Health Association, NYS College Health Association, and Vermont Nurse Association. Sonia has appeared in Who’s Who in America, In the World and In the 20th Century.
David Mitchell ’93 displayed his figurative sculpture in the exhibition Bodyscapes: Two Artists, Three Dimensions at La Bottega Gallery in Sarasota, FL, this past winter.
Brad Moody ’96 earned an MFA in electronic arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is associate broadcast producer and art director at Palio Communications, a marketing and advertising company in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Stella e Striscia (stars and stripes), a book by Sandra Giovanna Giacomazzi ’97, was released by the cultural association Centro Pannunzio, in Turin, Italy. The book is a collection of Sandra’s articles that have been published in Italian newspapers over the past several years. Senator Paolo Guzzanti, who wrote the preface, and Arturo Diaconale, the managing editor of L’Opinione della Liberta, presented the book at a conference in Rome. Sandra is also the author of The Twentieth Century’s Quest for Closure.
After selling his personal training and onsite wellness company, Performance Health and Fitness Inc., in 2002, David Martin ’01 published Burgers and Milkshakes: A Unique Approach to Successful Fitness Training. David has worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens and the US Olympic bobsled team. He also teaches for the National Strength Professionals Association, one of the top fitness certification companies in the country.
Tara Jänosh ’02 earned a JD from the Roger Williams University Ralph R. Papitto School of Law and a master’s of marine affairs from the University of Rhode Island last May. She was a member of the Environmental Law Society and the Maritime Law Society and was a Sea Grant Law Fellow.
Kelly Cooper Mikullitz ’02 received her JD cum laude last May. She is a clerk in the litigation department of the Albany, NY, firm of O’Connell and Aronowitz, where she deals with cases involving lead poisoning in children. She recently published an article in the Albany Environmental Outlook Journal, where she is an associate editor. Her “biggest accomplishment yet” was the birth of daughter Cadence in 2005, “just before finals began.”
While working in an administrative position at Worth magazine in NYC, singer and songwriter Olivia Greer ’03 (www.oliviagreer.com) wrote and recorded her first CD, 4 Songs, which Chuck Eddy of the Village Voice calls “warm, piano-driven, Lillith Fair–style stuff” and which Podcast NYC compares to Sarah McLachlan and Ani DiFranco. Olivia has also co-founded a small press, Actions Speak Louder, which published her first book: Actions Speak Louder Than Bumper Stickers.
Marna Grove ’03 teaches applied piano at Green Mountain College. She also teaches computer design, illustration, and basic design at Castleton State College. You can see her work at www.groveartdesign.com.
An essay by Denise Sebesta Lanier ’04, “Mom Didn’t Love Me, But Did She Know Why?” was featured on the Miami Herald’s Web site on Mother’s Day 2004. Denise was also chosen as a winner of the 73rd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition in the “inspirational” category. She was awarded a full scholarship to Florida International University’s MFA creative writing program, which includes a teaching-assistant fellowship.