Community leader Adrianne Spevack Singer ’64 was celebrated as “Greenwich Town Champion” in the current issue of Fairfield County’s Look magazine. Over the years, she has transformed the quality of life in the Connecticut town in myriad ways, including by bringing government services into the digital age and restoring the near-bankrupt YMCA to a financially healthy community resource. Singer’s leadership of an area domestic violence services agency resulted in such dramatic improvement that it was publicly praised as among the best in the nation by former Vice President Joe Biden. Singer, who is currently serving as class president and reunion chair, credits Skidmore with “providing the opportunity for me and other women to develop leadership skills, competence and the confidence to stand up for what we believe in.” Read the full profile.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Cronin ’06 was interviewed on CBS’s 60 Minutes last month regarding his role in the successful prosecution of a Chinese drug trafficking organization selling a supercharged form of synthetic fentanyl to U.S. citizens via the internet. Cronin’s work resulted in the conviction of the Shanghai-based father and son team on 43 counts including conspiracy and money laundering. The leading driver of the opioid crisis, fentanyl has resulted in more deaths nationwide than any other narcotic in its class.
Joshua Horn ’90 is a partner at Philadelphia-based firm Fox Rothschild LLP. As co-chair of its Cannabis Law Group, Fox earned “Distinguished Leader” honors from industry publication The Legal Intelligencer. Fox has also been recognized by The National Law Journal as a “Trailblazer in Cannabis Law” and ranked among the top attorneys specializing in this area by Chambers USA. Horn’s practice centers on identifying and structuring services for the cannabis industry, including corporate, banking and finance, litigation, regulatory matters and tax guidance. In 2018, he testified before the Philadelphia City Council on the implications of legalized medical marijuana on employment law. He is now serving as its consultant in this area. The Skidmore government major completed a J.D. at Widener University School of Law.
BethAnn McLaughlin ’90 is an assistant professor of neuroscience and pharmacology at Vanderbilt University’s Kennedy Center, where she directs its Clinical Neuroscience Scholars Program. She also serves as reviewing editor for the Journal of Neuroscience. Founder of #MeTooSTEM, McLaughlin is helping women in the sciences fight gender-based misconduct and inequality, which is reflected in the significant underrepresentation of female scientists among recipients of National Institutes of Health grants. McLaughlin was keynote speaker for this month’s March for Science in New York City, which drew thousands of people from around the world.