Liberia, Nepal, Philippines, Tonga
By JoAnna Haugen on Friday, February 19th, 2010
As a Peace Corps volunteer, Bill Holland relied upon his copy of The James Beard Cookbook. More than 40 years later, he is revisiting his love for cookbooks with the launch of an online cookbook store called Cookbook Bazaar. Holland worked as a journalist for Billboard Magazine until it folded its Washington, D.C., office in 2005. Today he spends his time hunting for cookbooks at thrift stores and estate sales two or three times a week.
Doug Biggs is the executive director of Alameda Point Collaborative, a homeless services center in the Bay Area that has 200 housing units for 500 residents. Biggs previously worked for CARE International, San Francisco Conservation Corps (where he taught job skills to inner-city youth) and Sojourn to the Past, a nonprofit that takes children to sites from the civil rights movement. In addition to his work with Alameda Point Collaborative, Biggs also serves on the city’s Social Services Human Relations Board.
Dorothea Pierce has been the executive director of Keep Durham Beautiful for the last five years. The organization is one of more than 600 affiliates of the Keep America Beautiful program. Keep Durham Beautiful focuses on litter prevention, recycling and beautification. It participated in 294 events in 2009 and provided grants to local organizations to help improve the beauty of the city.
University of Washington epidemiology professor Laura Koutsky (76-77) is being honored with the 2010 Grace Hopper Award for Outstanding Achievement by the Seattle Girls’ School. Koutsky is credited with developing the world’s first human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine along with Dr. Kathrin Jansen.