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By JoAnna Haugen on Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Adrienne Richart (05-06) will be traveling to Germany October 20-November 3 as the recipient of a Fulbright International Education Administrators award. An assistant program director for San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies, Richart is hoping to start a scholarship program in German for science, technology, engineering and math students from SDSU who study in Germany. She has her master’s degree from SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont.
The Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos in California installed the Rev. David G. Watermulder as its new pastor. He attended George Washington University in Washington, DC, and graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary. Watermulder most recently served at Providence Presbyterian Church in Rhode Island.
Alrick A. Brown (00-02) has been awarded a New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award from his contribution to education through films. A graduate of Rutgers and New York University, Brown has given many students the opportunity to be involved with his filmmaking. His first feature film, “Kinyarwanda,” won the 2011 Sundance World Cinema Audience Award and received three NAACP Image awards nominations. In 2009, he directed “A Raisin in the Sun,” and he also directed ABC’s final episode of “Final Witness.” Brown’s next directing project is a film called “My Manz and Em,” an adaptation of author JM Benjamin’s novel of the same name.
Devin Burritt (06-08) is the new director of youth services and assistant director of the Wells Public Library in Wells, Maine. Prior to this position, Burritt worked at a small rural library in the mid-coast region. He has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in library and information science.
University of Arkansas has hired Peter Cruz (04-06) as head volleyball coach. His prior positions include assistant coach at The American University, assistant coach at the University of West Alabama and head coach at Cape Fear Community College. He has also coached nine club programs throughout North Carolina, Alabama and Washington, D.C. In addition, Cruz was the head coach for the U.S. Marine Corps men’s volleyball team from 2008-10 and the All-Armed Forces team in the World Military Volleyball Championships in Germany. Cruz is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Neal Gottlieb (02-03) founded Three Twins Ice Cream seven years ago. Today, the company has four scoop shops in Northern California, a wholesale operation, a factory in Petaluma, 49 employees and the most expensive sundae in the world (the $3,333.33 banana split). He has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.
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Jeremy Burm (99-00) is the new principal of Hamilton Primary School. He worked as a math teacher and math coach. Burm most recently served as assistant principal at Seach School and also assisted the central office staff.
Peter Andersen (79-82) recently received the 2012 Charles J. Turck Global Citizen Award from his alma mater, Macalaster College. Since 2003 he has been working for the Special Court for Sierra Leone, an international criminal tribunal.
Cottey College has hired Judyth Wier (72-74) as vice president for institutional advancement. She has more than 17 years of experience with major gifts, planned giving and capital campaigns. Wier’s previous positions were held at UNO Foundation at the University of New Orleans, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Alaska, Tulane University, The Nature Conservancy in New Orleans and the National Outdoor Leadership School. She has a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Alabama and a master’s degree from Tulane University. Her professional memberships include the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.