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Alumni Honored

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Joyce Cowin (M.A., Curriculum and Teaching, 1952) is a founder and generous supporter of the Heritage School and a longtime member of the TC Board of Trustees. She and her mother, Sylvia Berger, funded construction of TC's new Joyce Berger Cowin Center, a state-of-the-art auditorium and conference facility.

Dorothy Singer (Ed.D., Clinical Psychology, 1966) is co-director of Yale University Family Television Research. Her expertise has informed more than 21 books, 160 chapters or articles and such paradigms of children's television as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and Nickelodeon.

Barbara Storper (M.A., Nutrition Education, 1982) is the originator of "Foodplay," a theatrical production that teaches kids about nutrition. Her TV special "Janey's Junkfood Fresh Adventure" won her an Emmy, and she is also the recipient of an Outstanding Public Health Program Award from the Society for Nutrition Education.

Rachel Moore (M.A., Arts Administration, 1994) is the Executive Director of the American Ballet Theater. A former ABA dancer who hung up her toe shoes following an Achilles injury, she combines the skills of an administrator with inside knowledge of the needs of the people on the stage.

Early Career Award

Erick Gordon (M.A., Teaching of English, 1996; Ed.M., Teaching of English, 2005) helped to develop TC's Student Press Initiative, which uses the prospect of a beautifully published book to lure students into learning about the writing process. He has also received multiple outstanding teacher awards for his work in TC's Masters Program.

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