Alumni Profiles

Eric Von Arx '87

June 4, 2013

Eric Von Arx ’87 Creates Hyperminimalist Sculpture

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By Carrie Havranek Eric Von Arx ’87 is expressing his creativity through temporary installations he calls “momentary sculpture shows”—hyperminimalist sculpture typically just a foot tall. It’s often spontaneous, mostly uninvited, and created with found objects. “I want to capture the moment of inspiration,” says Von Arx, a professional artist. He has placed his artwork where [...]

Wystan Carswell '10

May 28, 2013

Wystan Carswell ’10 Researches Wind Turbine Energy at Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

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By Andrew Clark Studying wind energy was simply addictive for Wystan Carswell ’10. She was captivated by the topic while pursuing a master’s degree in structural engineering at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. It’s now the focus of her doctoral work at UMass Amherst and her research post at Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo. “The ultimate goal of [...]

Brad Wertheim '07

May 10, 2013

The Danger of Iron Explored by Brad Wertheim ’07 in The Atlantic

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Too much iron—is that possible? Yes, for people who have a gene resulting from an ancient DNA mutation that causes iron to accumulate to toxic levels in their organs. When Dr. Brad Wertheim ’07 learned about “the Celtic curse” of hereditary hemochomatosis during medical school, he wondered why it had a predilection for those of [...]

Michael Sanchez '81

May 3, 2013

Michael Sanchez ’81 Directs DuPont’s North American Operations

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By Benjamin Gleisser Thousands of people work for him. And Michael N. Sanchez ’81 wishes that he could meet each one. Sanchez is director of North American operations for DuPont, which produces dozens of products for home, automotive, farming, electronic, and packaging industries at 23 factories. Many of these facilities employ several thousand workers; others [...]

Katherine Blair '04

April 19, 2013

Katherine Blair ’04 Shapes Health Policy for the State of Colorado

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By Larry Atkins Making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation is the focus of Katherine Blair ’04, health policy adviser in Governor John Hickenlooper’s Office of Policy, Research, and Legislative Affairs. She is helping the governor accomplish his vision. “Colorado created the first bipartisan health insurance exchange in the country, which will launch in [...]

Jarrett Kovics '96

April 12, 2013

Jarrett Kovics ’96 Finishes World’s Toughest Race to Raise Funds for Costa Rican Children’s Homes

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By Kate Helm “When I planted my foot, I never knew whether it would strike solid ground or sink through a deceptively crusty surface, assuring a nasty fall or a broken ankle. Despite its difficulty, the terrain was visibly spectacular,” writes Jarrett Kovics ’96 in his blog during a seven-day trek across the Atacama Desert [...]

U.S. national women's indoor field hockey team

April 5, 2013

Carolyn Cabrey ’12 Scores Game-Winning Goal in Historic Win for U.S. Indoor Field Hockey Team

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Carolyn Cabrey ’12 scored the game-winning goal for the U.S. women’s national indoor field hockey team in its first-ever win over Argentina last month. The goal came in the 17th minute of a 4-3 victory. The game was the finale of a tour of Argentina from March 22-26. “The trip to Argentina was an invaluable opportunity to [...]

Jeffrey Fry '81

April 5, 2013

Unique Business Approach Pays Off for Entrepreneur Jeffrey Fry ’81

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By Kevin Gray Someone once said that Jeffrey Fry ’81 is like the A-Team or Delta Force for entrepreneurs. It’s an apt description for the Austin-based entrepreneur and consultant, who has more than 25 years of experience in operations, technical sales, marketing, strategic planning, and business development. “I start my own businesses and help others starting up businesses,” [...]

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March 20, 2013

Award-Winning Poet Anthony Caleshu ’92 Mines Experience, Research for Prose

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By Kevin Gray Translating inspiration into art involves a bit of magic, says Anthony Caleshu ’92. “For a poem to be outstanding, I’ll echo Harold Bloom’s idea that there has to be a ‘strangeness’ about it,” says Caleshu, professor of poetry and manager of the master’s program in creative writing, University of Plymouth, England. “An [...]

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March 16, 2013

Bill Bennett Jr. ’78 Advances Mission of Compassion

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By Andrew Faught After more than 30 years as a successful business executive, R. William “Bill” Bennett Jr. ’78 was struck by an intriguing question: “If I were given a week to live, how would I feel about my life?” At the time, he was a division president for FranklinCovey, the Utah-based management firm cofounded by [...]