Dominican Republic, Gabon, Morocco, Senegal, St. Lucia, Thailand, Zaire
By JoAnna Haugen on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Amy Martin is one of three photographers with work on display for the Flagstaff Photography Center’s fourth annual Emerging Artists Award Show. Martin’s work documents the Tucson Rodeo, Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Earlier this year, she had work displayed that featured the annual Carnival celebration following the Haitian relief effort, which served as a fundraiser. Martin is currently working on getting funding to photo document a region in the Dominican Republic that is being dammed to provide hydroelectric power.
Dr. Stacy Jupiter (97-99) is the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Fiji program director, and the Fiji-based program, Goby Guarantee, has been selected by The Walt Disney Company as a recipient of funding through Disney’s Friends for Change. The project will help Fijian communities establish freshwater reserves to protect goby fish habitat and establish Goby Youth Ambassador forest rangers. Prior to become the Fiji program director, Jupiter was an associate conservation scientist with the organization. She has her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and her doctorate from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Jupiter pursued a postdoctoral fellowship with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Australia.
Thomas Hollowell (02-03) is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Barefoot Running, which was released in February. Dr. Craig Richards is the co-author of the book. Hollowell is also the author of Allah’s Garden: A True Story of a Forgotten War in the Sahara Desert of Morocco and The Everything Travel Guide to Ireland. He also runs a travel company in Morocco called Journey Beyond Travel. Hollowell is a graduate of Wabash College.
A 2010 graduate of the documentary program at the University of California Berkley’s Graduate School of Journalism is one of 33 students selected as a finalist in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ 38th annual Student Academy Awards competition. Clare Major’s (04-06) film, “Feast & Sacrifice,” examines globalization as it follows a Senegalese family preparing for the Islamic Feast of the Sacrifice. The film was one of nine documentary finalists. Major is a Bay Area freelance filmmaker and video journalist. Her film was partially funded with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Jonathan Guy-Gladding (99-01) currently has 44 pieces of art on display in the Horizons Art Gallery in Trinidad. The paintings explore various aspects of life in St. Lucia, where Guy-Gladding has been living since 1999.
Tony Waters (80-82), a sociology professor at California State University in Chico was recently named Outstanding Professor for 2011 by his fellow faculty members. Waters has spent an extensive amount of time abroad. He worked in Tanzania overseeing relief and development projects serving refugees from Burundi for Lutheran World Federation, was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania and taught at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany, and Linyi University in Linyi, China. Waters has published four books and is working on a fifth. He received his bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of California, Davis. He also has a master’s degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
Dan W. Mozena (74-76) has been nominated by the president as the next U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh. Mozena, who currently teaches at the National War College, joined the Foreign Service in 1981. He served as U.S. ambassador to Angola, director for the Office of Southern African Affairs, deputy chief of mission in Zambia, political/economic counselor in Dhaka, deputy political/economic counselor in both Islamabad and New Delhi and political/economic officer in Zaire, where he and his wife both served as Peace Corps volunteers. He received his bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and his MA and MPA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.