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People & projects | In Memoriam
Deborah Jacobs ’96 was profiled in the New York Times for her work as the New Jersey ACLU’s youngest-ever executive director. The article noted that since she arrived in September 1999, the chapter’s “membership has nearly doubled…and its lawyers have argued some of the most important Constitutional cases in the country, from the detention of immigrants to the classification of sex offenders.”
Math tutor and peace activist Penny McMullen ’98 participates in several citizen-action projects, particularly those that deal with nuclear weapons production and their environmental impact. She has also been very active in the field of autism. She presented a talk at the National Autism Symposium in Springfield, MO, on the topic of art’s role in aging with autism.
Sue Kaesgen ’99 went back to Peru last summer from her home in Rocky River, OH, and continues to support the Cusco Center for Traditional Textiles. She recently donated selections from her Andean weaving collection to Valparaiso College.
Anne Schock ’99, a preservation consultant, is opening a business that offers photographic-collections care and management services to institutions, artists, private collectors, and family archives. She has presented workshops on photo preservation funded by the NYS Documentary Heritage Program. Anne has continued her work in bookbinding and last November apprenticed with master bookbinder Jan Sobota in Ioket, the Czech Republic.
Perry Babcock ’03 continues to serve as director of advancement at the Northwood School in Lake Placid, NY, and is currently leading a $10 million capital campaign. He’s reshaped his MALS final project into a centennial edition of the history of the Northwood School.