In October, Lawrence Sticca, Heller MA’01, was elected to the board of the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators. Deborah J. Cohan, MA’02, PhD’05, is celebrating the publication of her first book, “Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving and Redemption” (Rutgers University Press, 2020). Regularly featured in national media as an expert on a range of social issues, she is an associate professor of sociology at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, and a contributing writer for Psychology Today online and Inside Higher Ed. Gidon van Emden, MA’03, Heller MBA’03, is the CEO of KOL Foods, the only U.S. provider of kosher grass-fed beef and pastured poultry. An interview with Medani Bhandari, Heller MA’04, became an article titled “BashudaivaKutumbakkam,” which is subtitled “The entire world is our home and all living beings are our relatives. Why we need to worry about climate change, with reference to pollution problems in the major cities of India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.” The Wexner Foundation has awarded Addie Klein, MA’04, a Wexner Field Fellowship, which helps Jewish professional leaders grow, deepen their leadership skills and develop a rich network of colleagues who can support their career. Lucian Ng’andwe, Heller MA’04, says hello to all the “brilliant” students who enrolled in 2002 in the Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development program. In February, Brenda Bond-Fortier, Heller PhD’06, celebrated the publication of her book “Organizational Change in an Urban Police Department: Innovating to Reform” (Routledge, 2020), which provides an in-depth case study of a midsize police department. For the past two years, Brian Cohen, Heller MA’06, has been director of global programs at INBAR, a Beijing-based intergovernmental organization that promotes the use of bamboo and rattan as resilient, sustainable construction materials. He now lives in Washington, D.C. If you’re interested in talking about the applications of bamboo or simply want to catch up, he would love to hear from you. Olajide Olagunju, Heller MA’06, MA’08, is the author of several books, including “Legal Theft: The Problem With Nigeria.”
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