Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ecuador, Haiti, Malaysia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
By JoAnna Haugen on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Zach Morrison (07-10) is one of two students to receive a four-year, $12,000-a-year scholarship from the Medical School for International Health scholarship fund. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Morrison is entering MSIH this year. He has volunteered with the Haight-Asbury Free Clinic in San Francisco and tutored middle school-aged children. Morrison completed post-baccalaureate studies at Harvard University and worked in the Africa Division at World Education, Inc.
Tara Smith (07-09) is a co-founder of Cherie Amie, a fair trade intimate apparel company with operations in Cameroon. It is the first of its kind to contribute 100 percent of its profits to sustainable antipoverty measures for women. The company also funds development projects across Africa by contributing to Peace Tree Africa.
The Mattress Factory has hired Felice Q. Cleveland (03-05) as the new director of education. She spent the last five years as the education coordinator at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Cleveland has been a guest blogger for Design*Sponge and given lectures and presentations on art education. She has a master’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Jeremy King (07-09) has joined the Licking Land Trust Board of Trustees, a nonprofit organization specializing in consulting and implementing conservation easements for area land owners. King is the campus sustainability coordinator at Denison University and taught high school science at Circleville High School for ten years. He has a master’s degree from Ohio State University.
CH2M Hill, a global full-service consulting, design, construction and operations firm, has hired Alonzo L. Fulgham (84-86) as vice president of strategy and sustainable international development for its environmental services business group. Prior to this position, Fulgham worked with USAID for more than 20 years. After his work there, he joined International Relief and Development as vice president. Fulgham serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for International Development (SID), Malaria No More, GRM International, the Futures Group, Women Thrive Worldwide and the University of Michigan’s William Davidson Institute. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has worked and lived abroad in several countries. Fulgham has a bachelor’s degree from Fisk University and a master’s degree from the National Defense University.
Don Lambert founded the Dallas-area non-profit organization Gardeners in Community Development (GICD) in 1994, which provides fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits to community members who have lost their jobs or are otherwise going through difficult times. Lambert taught anthropology at the University of Texas at Dallas and with Texas Discovery Gardens prior to working with GICD full-time. Today, he and his staff oversee five community gardens within Dallas city limits. Records indicate that from 2003 through 2010, more than 50,000 pounds of food were donated to alleviate hunger in Dallas, though the amount of food donated in recent years has increased because of new gardens that have been planted. Lambert has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii and master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.
Nathan Sowry, a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student in the School of Library & Information Studies, is the recipient of a scholarship from the Society of American Archivists. He received his master’s degree in history at Washington State University and worked at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., before serving in the Peace Corps.
Digital First Media has created a national curation team as part of Thunderdome, the company’s centralized news operation. Julie Westfall (02-04), former associate editor for KPCC.org, has accepted the position of curation team leader. She will be responsible for driving the development and execution of national and local curation strategy across Digital First Media in addition to leading the team of curators in day-to-day news processes. Prior to this position, Westfall worked for Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles. She also helped launch TBD.com and was managing editor of the Voice of the Hill in Washington, D.C. Westfall graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Gig Harbor, Wash., English/ESL teacher Lucinda Wingard (66-68) is the author of the newly published book, The Turn-around Bird. The novel is about twins Aimee and Zoe who travel with their father to Timbuktu. While he studies ancient manuscripts, they encounter the West African “being of fire,” a djinni, who sends them seven centuries into the past to meet their ancestors.
Anna Dragsbaek (88-91), president of the non-profit group The Immunization Partnership, was recognized as this year’s Childhood Immunization Champion for Texas by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prior to her current position, Dragsbaek ran the Houston-Harris County Immunization Registry. She also worked for the Texas Children’s Hospital as manager of the immunization program. Dragsbaek has a degree in social work from Marquette University and went to law school at the University of Houston.