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Edward (Ed.D. ‘70) and Holly (M.A. ‘67) Ciccoricco

The Ciccoriccos’ sons recently formed a foundation and award to honor their parents, both TC alumni. The Edward and Holly Ciccoricco Award for Inspiration in the Arts and Special Education will help early career teachers in northern New Jersey become inspired educators.

Roy Danovitch

Roy Danovitch (M.Ed. ‘16)

A current doctoral candidate at TC, Roy recently began a new role as head of school at Northern Lights School in Oakland, CA.

Autumn Graves

Autumn Graves (M.A. ‘00)

Appointed head of school at St. Anne's Bellfield in Charlottesville, VA, effective July 1, 2020.

Kenneth Graves

Kenneth Graves (Ph.D. ’19)

An alumnus of the Education Leadership program, Kenneth won the 2020 Dissertation of the Year Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Advanced Studies of National Databases special interest group.

Gary Hoffman

Gary Hoffman (M.A. ‘81)

Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies honored Gary as a 2020 Educator of the Year.

Ellie Krieger

Ellie Krieger (M.S. ‘94)

"Whole in One: Complete, Healthy Meals in a Single Pot, Sheet Pan, or Skillet" by Ellie Krieger is a finalist for the International Association of Culinary Professionals’ 2020 Cookbook Award.

Thanh Nguyen

Thanh Nguyen (M.A. '19)

A graduate of the Arts Administration program, Thanh recently had a portion of his thesis published in Routledge’s "Teaching Artist Journal."

Mara Simon

Mara Simon (Ed.D. ‘18)

Recipient of two scholar awards: the 2020 Hally Beth Poindexter Young Scholar Award from the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education and the 2020 Mabel Lee Award from the Society of Health and Physical Educators.


#TCMade is a monthly spotlight of alumni books, apps, art or other projects. If you have a work you'd like to share with the TC community, send them to with the subject line "#TCMade."

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