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Alumni Spotlight: Jakob Guanzon '19
December 17, 2021

Was there a specific faculty member or peer who especially inspired you while at the School of the Arts? If so, who and how? Jakob Guanzon [JG]: For us fiction geeks, the friendship of a poet is invaluable.

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Alumni Spotlight: James McCracken '19
September 7, 2021

Was there a specific faculty member or peer who especially inspired you while at the School of the Arts? If so, who and how? It’s hard for me to highlight one faculty member since many of them were important to me.

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Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Fermín Pfeffer '18
April 13, 2021

Was there a specific faculty member or peer who especially inspired you while at the School of the Arts? If so, who and how? It was inspiring to connect with the activist and artist, Jamal Joseph, and furthermore to have him as my thesis advisor.

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Alumni Spotlight: Ashley Tata '12
March 10, 2021

Was there a specific faculty member or peer who especially inspired you while at the School of the Arts? If so, who and how?   I can’t say there was a specific person at SoA who inspired me.

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Alumni Spotlight: Rodney Terich Leonard '18
February 9, 2021

Was there a specific faculty member or peer who especially inspired you while at the School of the Arts? If so, who and how? I chose back-to-back poetry seminars with poet-professor Alan Gilbert.

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Alumni Spotlight: Amy Talkington '99 (BC '93)
December 8, 2020

Was there a specific faculty member or peer who especially inspired you while at the School of the Arts? If so, who and how? How can I possibly pick just one!? First, Maggie Greenwald was my directing mentor.

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Alumni Spotlight: Korakrit Arunanondchai '12
November 10, 2020

Was there a specific faculty member or peer who especially inspired you while at the School of the Arts? If so, who and how?   It’s hard for me to highlight one faculty member since they were all so important to me.

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Alumni Spotlight: Oliver Mayer
May 12, 2020

Was there a specific faculty member or peer who especially inspired you while at the School of the Arts? If so, who and how? My inspiration then and now remains the legendary Howard Stein, who ran the playwriting program and was the first permanent chair of the Hammerstein Center for Theatre Studies.

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Alumni Spotlight: Melina León '08
February 11, 2020

What was your favorite or most memorable class while at the School of the Arts?       Watching Yellow Earth in the class of Chinese Cinema with Richard Peña.

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Alumni Spotlight: Nancy Cohen '84
December 10, 2019

Was there a specific faculty member or peer who especially inspired you while at the School of the Arts? If so, who and how?   Reeva Potoff - an always clear and insightful critic of work - she was never satisfied but did leave me (and my fellow sculpture students) believing she expected we could get there.

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