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With a touch of sadness, hope and an expectation that the Alumni Council will continue its significant role in supporting TC’s mission, outgoing Alumni Council President Alice Wilder passes the torch

Class Notes connect alumni far and near with Teachers College and each other

TC alumnus’ Adkins Life Skills/Career Development Program for disadvantaged adults and youth, estimated to have been used by 2.5 million people, is now in its third edition and in use worldwide

A Planned Giving Spotlight on Helen Mayer Hacker, M.A., Grace Dodge Society member and Charitable Gift Annuitant
Advisor to TC’s Hong Kong alumni chapter, TC alumna Edith Shih is also Head Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at a Fortune 500 company with hundreds of lawyers working under her in 23 countries

Current students should seek international experience, learn at least one other language fluently and devote one’s time and effort with passion, says TC alumna Alberta Strage, champion of lifelong learning

Once a student of the pioneering TC professor Ann Gentile, TC alumna Lori Quinn Dannheim continues to researcher Huntington’s and develop physical therapy strategies to help combat the motor impairments it causes
TC alumna Janna Spark’s new novel, her first book for adult readers, comments on money, morality and the consequences of compromised principles

TC alumnus Robert Taylor may be a professor of computing and education at TC, but he’s also a bass-baritone singing liturgical music and opera at more than 100 performances around the world

Remembering Priska Peier Gysin, Sister Ursula Kirk, Leah Blumberg Lapidus, Henry J. Rissetto, and Sloan Wayland in Memoriam

Joining Professor Maxine Greene as a member of the John Dewey Circle, an irreplaceable source of stability and strength for the College

Teachers College Alumni Council
The Teachers College Alumni Council consists of 35 members who represent all 90,000 graduates. The Council partners with the Department of Development and External Affairs to advance the goals of the College by providing alumni with opportunities to remain involved in the life of the College through social activities, volunteer efforts and financial support.

Executive Committee
Alice Wilder, President

Standing Committee Chairs
Awards Committee
Adam Vane, Co-chair
Jeffrey Putman, Co-chair

Dean’s Advisory Committee
Elaine Heffner, Co-chair

International Committee
Patrick McGuire, Chair

Program Committee
Michael Passow, Chair

Student Relations Committee
Jeffrey Putman, Chair

TC Annual Fund
Terri Nixon, Chair

Christopher Scott

Constance B. Green
Kate Moody
Madelon Stewart
Andre McKenzie, Immediate Past President
Joyce Cowin, Trustee Representative to the Alumni Council
For more information about the Alumni Council, please visit our Web site:

Published Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2009