Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Mauritania, Paraguay
By JoAnna Haugen on Thursday, March 29th, 2012
David Fretz (64-66) is teaching a drawing class at the Allentown Senior Center. In a typical class, he shows students how to combine basic geometric shapes to create animals and people. Fretz used to teach college-level economics, and he taught English, biology and French at the high school level as well. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University in Detroit and his master’s degree from Memphis State University.
COTE D’IVOIRE, MADAGASCAR
Tony D’Souza’s (Cote d’Ivoire 00-02, Madagascar 02-03) third novel, Mule, is on the fast track at Warner Brothers to be turned into a major motion picture. He has just finished the manuscript for his fourth novel.
Matthew D. Kaye (96-98) recently became the director of volunteer programs and service learning at Sacred Heart University. He is responsible for facilitating faculty development of service learning initiatives within their academic disciplines and coordinating and overseeing student volunteer efforts. Kaye’s previous employment includes positions with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Migrant Education and the University of Florida’s College of Education. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Winthrop University in South Carolina and his doctorate from Claremont Graduate University/San Diego State University.
Robert Davidson (90-92) is preparing to release his third publication, The Farther Shore, a collection of short stories edited and published by Bear Star Press. The main theme of all the stories is that the characters find themselves on a personal borderline. Davidson is a professor of English at California State University, Chico, where he teaches creative writing courses. He is also the author of Field of Observations: Stories and The Master and the Dean: The Literary Criticism of Henry James and William Dean Howells.
Matt Gould (01-03) and his writing partner Griffin Matthews have received the Richard Rodgers Award, which will help fund their show “Witness Uganda.” Based on actual events, “Witness Uganda” documents the story of an aid worker battling to find his place in the world full of injustice and inhumanity and explores the question, “Is changing the world even possible?” Gould is currently working on a commission for Yale Rep and has written and directed several other shows. He has composed and arranged music for Grammy winner Desmond Child, Terrence McNally and Vanessa Williams, among others.
Deb Hauser (83-85) is president and executive director of Advocates for Youth, a national sexual health nonprofit group, where she has been working in some capacity since 1992. Prior to her work at Advocates for Youth she was the director of community health services in Atlantic City. Hauser received her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan.