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“Rouse Me Like a Life" by Desmond Peeples (IBA '14)

 

"Goddard! Shivers up my spine like fingertips, the name does rouse me like a life. The place has given me no less than life, in fact – and a life of the kind I thought was out of the question.

"I came to Goddard in 2010 at a younger age than many these days, at eighteen or nineteen. I had been looking for and failing to find an institution of higher education that would, for reasons both political and pragmatic, trust me enough to give me a degree while staying out of my hair for four years.

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"Why I Love Goddard!" Juanita Martin (BA HAS '14)

 

BA in Health Arts & Sciences student Juanita Martin, entering her Level 8 semester, on what makes Goddard College special:

"I landed at Goddard at the ripe age of 51 with more college experience than a graduating PhD student, but I had not completed any one degree.  I had credits in various fields, from business management to fashion design to holistic healing.

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The Power of Indigenous Documentaries

A highlight for me of the Spring 2013 Port Townsend Undergraduate residency was our guest presenter Tracy Rector (photographed above by David Conklin.) Tracy is Executive Director and Co-Founder of Longhouse Media whose mission “is to catalyze indigenous people and communities to use media as a tool for self-expression, cultural preservation, and social change.”

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The Compass, the Straightedge, and the Sector

 

Jim Tolpin is a woodworker, prolific author, and faculty member at our neighboring Port Townsend School of Woodworking. We were delighted to have Jim as a guest presenter at the Spring 2013 Undergraduate Residency in Port Townsend, Washington.

Jim taught a hands-on workshop, “By Hand and Eye: Design Strategies of Pre-Industrial Artisans for Post-Industrial Artists.”

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One Student's Amazing Work With Midwives for Haiti

In the fall of 2010, six months after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, Jenna Schmitz (BA HAS ‘13) moved to Hinche in Haiti’s Central Plateau, 37 miles north of Port-au-Prince. Trained as a Certified Professional Midwife at Birthwise Midwifery School (which has a credit-bearing partnership with Goddard College), Jenna volunteered with a Haitian-led organization called Midwives for Haiti.

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Twinkling Genius

 

In July 2012, Neely Cohen (BA HAS ’12) reached the final round of Food Network’s “Sweet Genius”a dessert competition.

Neely and the other remaining contestants awaited instructions on what mystery ingredients they would need to include in their dessert stand-off. The winner of the challenge would get $10,000 and national recognition.

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Making a Safe and Empowering Birth Culture: Interview with Alumna Amy Chavez

 

17 years ago, Amy Chavez (BA HAS '11, MA HAS '13) paused her college career in order to raise her two daughters, now 16 and 13. While raising her children, Amy became a doula, studied herbalism, received her associate degree in science, a massage therapy license, and became a childbirth educator and prenatal yoga instructor. 

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