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Honoring Our Veterans | Jared Nichols (M.A. '12)

Since graduating from the Organizational Psychology Program at TC under the Eisenhower Leader Development Program, Jared served as the Company Tactical Officer and Brigade Executive Officer at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.  Before attending ELDP at TC, he served in a variety of military staff assignments to include the troop leading assignments of Platoon Leader and Company Commander (to include three combat deployments to Iraq).  A 2003 graduate of West Virginia University and a native of Staten Island, NY; Jared entered the U.S. Army after commissioning as an officer through the Army ROTC program at WVU.  Jared continues to serve in the U.S. Army, and is currently assigned as a Plans Officer to the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, KS.  He wishes all veterans and their families a safe Veterans Day and encourages veterans and their supporters to reach out to one another on this day to check in on fellow Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Ma!

Eric Oberstein (M.A. ’09) is an arts administrator, musician, educator, consultant, and co-chair of the inaugural Alumni Committee for the Program in Arts Administration at Teachers College. And now, he can add Latin-GRAMMY winner to his list.

Oberstein, who currently works as Associate Director of Duke Performances, his undergraduate alma mater’s professional performing arts presenting organization, just received a Latin GRAMMY award for producing “Final Night at Birdland.” The album, which won Best Instrumental Album at the 15th annual awards, is a live recording of Arturo O'Farrill & the Chico O'Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra’s final performance at famed NYC jazz club Birdland after a 15-year Sunday night residency. Oberstein has produced five albums for Arturo O’Farrill after serving as Executive Director of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, the New York-based non-profit that supports the work the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO). These albums include 2011’s “40 Acres and a Burro,” which was also nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.

To read more about Eric Oberstein, his recent Latin GRAMMY Award and his continued contributions to arts and arts administration, please visit his website, http://ericoberstein.com/#all.

Published Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

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Honoring Our Veterans | Jared Nichols (M.A. '12)

Eric Oberstein (M.A. ’09) is an arts administrator, musician, educator, consultant, and co-chair of the inaugural Alumni Committee for the Program in Arts Administration at Teachers College. And now, he can add Latin-GRAMMY winner to his list.

Oberstein, who currently works as Associate Director of Duke Performances, his undergraduate alma mater’s professional performing arts presenting organization, just received a Latin GRAMMY award for producing “Final Night at Birdland.” The album, which won Best Instrumental Album at the 15th annual awards, is a live recording of Arturo O'Farrill & the Chico O'Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra’s final performance at famed NYC jazz club Birdland after a 15-year Sunday night residency. Oberstein has produced five albums for Arturo O’Farrill after serving as Executive Director of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, the New York-based non-profit that supports the work the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO). These albums include 2011’s “40 Acres and a Burro,” which was also nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.

To read more about Eric Oberstein, his recent Latin GRAMMY Award and his continued contributions to arts and arts administration, please visit his website, http://ericoberstein.com/#all.

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