Fall 2010

The Marlboro Record is a publication of the Development & Communications Office of Marlboro College. Inquiries should be directed to Lisa Christensen, Chief Advancement Officer, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT 05344-0300; 802-257-4333.

Editor: Philip Johansson
Designer: Dianna Noyes ’80
Photographers: Jeff Woodward, Alek Jaunzemis ’13, Thea Cabreros ’12, Joanna Moyer-Battick ’12 Dianna Noyes, Kelly Fletcher, Philip Johansson

On the cover: Botany class at South Pond, by Jeff Woodward.
Back cover: School girls at a temple in Kyoto, taken during the college’s trip to Japan by Joanna Moyer-Battick.

The Marlboro Record is printed on recycled paper. 

View from the Hill

The Big Questions

Planning is one of those crucial but sometimes abstract procedures that can either stimulate great ideas or engender yawns, and sometimes both. I put a lot of stock in planning and have been reinforced here at Marlboro College by seeing how much we can accomplish once we describe our objectives clearly, get support from college constituencies and move each idea ahead strategically. Our Four Goals to Guide Marlboro are now familiar to many of you.

Last year, former board chairman Bart Goodwin and I began to look beyond the timeframe of these goals, to explore Marlboro’s strengths and weaknesses in the face of emerging trends in higher education. These trends included the diminishing number of students choosing a liberal arts education, the growing number of adult learners, rapid changes in technology and more. We decided it was time to convene a representative group to ask the “big challenge questions” and to answer them in the form of directions for Marlboro’s future. We invited 15 other participants—trustees, faculty, staff, students and alumni—to spend six months thinking together and offer their recommendations to the board of trustees.

In the process, the Task Force on the Future learned a lot about the college, as we examined its identity and its future in the world of higher education. The group posed a number of important questions, such as: What do we know about today’s students, at both the undergraduate and graduate level? Is a liberal arts education still valued? How do we communicate what Marlboro offers? What is the curriculum of the future? How do we control the high cost of a college education?

This issue of The Marlboro Record features an article on the Task Force on the Future and our process over the past year. Our recommendations were based on a set of values that will look familiar, emphasizing student-driven, transformative education and a supportive community concerned with the development of the “whole student.” After long, open discussions, the group developed far-reaching recommendations that also look like Marlboro: they reinforce our strengths and where student and faculty interests are taking us.

Co-chairing the Task Force on the Future with Bart Goodwin and hearing the caring, informed discussions of its members was one of the highlights of my more than six years as president here. Their recommendations are both wise and imaginative. I hope you will agree and contribute your own ideas.

Ellen McCulloch-Lovell

For a full list of Task Force on the Future members and their recommendations, go to www.marlboro.edu/planning

Philanthropy in Action

Freeman Grant Brings Marlboro to Japan

For several years, a grant from the Freeman Foundation has helped support the Asian studies program at Marlboro and funded research trips and fruitful exchanges with universities in Vietnam, China and Cambodia. This summer, a second round of the Freeman grant supported an exciting faculty-student research trip to Japan, including three new faculty members and further infusing Asian studies into the wider curriculum at Marlboro.

“The 12 students taking part in the trip developed a deep appreciation for the particularities of Japanese culture and for the value of field research,” said Seth Harter, professor of Asian studies. “The faculty, meanwhile, had an opportunity to extend their expertise—or at least familiarity—in their disciplines to a part of the world that isn’t their primary preoccupation.”

The five participating faculty members shared an interest in Japanese aesthetics, lending conceptual and practical coherence to the group and their research. In spring 2010, Seth led a course on the subject, bringing in several visiting experts who imparted their knowledge of theater, painting, poetry and other aspects of Japanese culture. Then each faculty member taught a small group tutorial on their specific area of interest, from Japanese theater traditions to Zen Buddhist use of space and architecture.

“Once in country, they visited temples, mountains, graveyards, Noh training schools, street performances, tea houses and more, to gain first-hand exposure to Japanese aesthetics and to begin to answer the questions they’d posed in their tutorials,” said Seth.

The group spent 20 days on the journey, starting with two days in Kyoto to get oriented and visit local temples, shrines and other sites. They then took the bullet train to Hiroshima, where they visited the peace memorial, laid a wreath on the tomb of atomic bomb victims and met with a survivor of the 1945 attack. They also met with Hiroshima mayor, Tadatoshi Akiba, recognized globally for his work on peace and economic development and once the M.I.T. roommate of Joe Mazur, former Marlboro math professor.

After spending the next day at Miyajima, literally the “shrine island,” the group returned to Kyoto where the research groups then split up. The Zen poetry and Zen philosophy groups accompanied literature professor T. Wilson and philosophy professor William Edelglass to Mount Koya, the center of Shingon, the tantric tradition of Buddhism in Japan. There they stayed in monasteries, experienced tantric fire ceremonies in the mornings, soaked in the public baths in the evenings, and explored the huge graveyard with cypress trees that have not been cut since the founder of Mount Koya was laid to rest in 835 A.D.

“At night, walking beside the enormous trees, with the ancient monuments, lantern light and the occasional flying squirrel swooping by, I felt as if I had entered into a magical world where everything was somehow richer in meaning and more alive,” William said.

Photography professor John Willis and three students visited art museums and galleries and spoke with leading photographers, as well as taking day trips to Osaka to meet and share work with other photography students at a university there.

“It was incredible to read about Eiko Hosei, see his work, and then meet him at his own free gallery,” said student Alek Jaunzemis. “I began to look at my surroundings in the context of my knowledge of Japanese aesthetics. Everything in Japan seems very deliberate and thought out.”

Kristin Horrigan, dance professor, and Brenda Foley, theater professor and director of the World Studies Program, accompanied students to Tokyo, where they took in performances from traditional kabuki to modern contact improvisation. A highlight was visiting the Yokohama dance studio of Kazuo Ohno, 103-year-old cofounder of the contemporary dance form called butoh. Coincidently, they arrived three hours after the old master had passed away, and several of them had the honor of paying their respects to Kazuo himself, who was laying in repose in the family house.

In addition to the inspirational experiences that both students and faculty brought back, enriching Marlboro curricula and courses of study, there were important contacts established in Japan. On behalf of the World Studies Program, Brenda Foley met with representatives from both Sophia University, in Tokyo, and Kyoto University of Art and Design in the interest of possible future academic collaborations. Brenda reports that these were productive meetings and that all parties were excited to continue exploring the possibilities.

Two of the students on the trip were awarded additional funds from the Freeman grant to support individual research projects after the conclusion of the group trip. Sara Verbil ’11 examined connections between language and body imagery in Japan, while Alexandra Sporher ’11 studied the production and meaning of costumes in Japanese theater, each supporting their Plans of Concentration with invaluable onsite research. 

Why I Went to Japan

By Alek Jaunzemis '13
"The photo kids had traveled to Osaka for the day to visit a district called 'The American Village.' While standing outside a vintage American clothing store, I saw these guys exit the nondescript building next door. They were dressed wildly, and behaved to match. They were unlike any Japanese I had seen yet. A woman who looked to be one of their friends was taking their photos in the middle of the street while they posed in ridiculous ways. I told them I was an American photographer, and asked if I could take their photo. They agreed and began to pose for me. The guy with long hair then pointed to a poster on the outside of the nondescript building, and told me he too was a photographer who was taking part in a group show of amateur artists happening right then in the nondescript building. Ryan, Mara and I got in, and this man who called himself 'Dirty Jesus', introduced us to some Japanese artists and his friends. That is I why I went to Japan."


Butler grants support study of social issues

Established in 2008, the Arthur D Butler Fund supports Marlboro juniors and seniors whose Plans of Concentration include the study of poverty and social policy in the United States or abroad. The fund was initiated by former trustee Ann Helwege, mother of Simon Moody ’10, to honor her professor of economics and professional mentor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Arthur Butler served on the faculty for 40 years and was a leading scholar in the field of labor economics, publishing widely on his research conducted in Europe, Africa and Asia.

“Art had studied economics after the Great Depression and believed that policies were needed to soften the impact of market instability on ordinary people,” said Ann, whose intellectual path was stirred by Art’s example. “He gave me something magical as a mentor—encouragement—and these grants are a way of passing along his encouragement on the path to social justice.

“My son Simon has enjoyed kindness, close working relationships, and the respect of faculty and peers at Marlboro,” said Ann. “When it’s at its best, Marlboro offers the same experience that I had in working with Art.”

Defining restorative justice

Last year, junior Kelly Ahrens spent three months in Washington, D.C., working with incarcerated clients at a defense attorney’s office. This summer, with support from a Butler grant, she built on this experience with an internship at the Brattleboro Community Justice Center, working with reentering offenders. “In some cases the participant has no job or no money, and part of my job is to help him transition out of possible poverty and into having a stable income,” said Kelly, whose Plan of Concentration will be a study of U.S. restorative justice programs. “This internship directly relates to social policy issues I will raise in my Plan about how these programs are run.”

Probing local mill history

Spinners at the Fort Dummer Mill, early 1950’s. Courtesy of the Brattleboro Historical Society.In the first half of the 20th century, the textile industry in New England relocated to the South, where labor was cheaper. Senior Paige Lynn Martin is exploring the impact of this “capital mobility” on local communities, using as a case study the former Fort Dummer Mill, which produced fine cloth in Brattleboro until 1955. “I am analyzing how that capital mobility affected specific people, governmental policy changes and union strategy,” said Paige. Her Butler grant allowed Paige to conduct research at the historical society in Adams, Massachusetts, where the companies that owned Fort Dummer Mill were located, as well as the Vermont State Historical Society in Montpelier.

Aron grants go the distance

Grants from the endowment of the Jerome I. Aron Fund helped support two international trips by faculty members and students conducting collaborative research. In March, six students joined biology professor Jaime Tanner and political science professor Lynette Rummel on a trip to Kenya. There they conducted research on African mammals, especially spotted hyenas, and spent time with the Maasai, one of Kenya’s ethnic groups, and learned about the culture of these traditionally nomadic pastoralists (see Summer 2010 Potash Hill, page 7). Also in March, Mike Harrist ’10 traveled with religion professor Amer Latif to Turkey, where they learned about Sufi musical practices. They observed and listened to Zhikir and Sema ceremonies, and interviewed teachers and musicians, enlivening each of their understandings of Sufi traditions (see Summer 2010 Potash Hill, page 11). The Aron endowment was created in 2004 in memory of Marlboro’s dear friend and trustee, Jerry Aron, to promote rich collaborations such as these. 

Endowed Scholarships

Each year scholarships funded by generous donors recognize the unique gifts that students bring to the Marlboro College community. For a list of scholarships awarded for the 2009-2010 academic year, as well as profiles of some of the awardees, go to Scholarships at Marlboro.  

By the Numbers

Task Force Imagines the Future

Expanding enrollment (see next page) and developing a marketing plan that differentiates Marlboro from other colleges were just two of the 11 recommendations by the Task Force on the Future, as adopted at the trustees’ meeting in July. The task force was assembled last year to provide the trustees with advice and direction to navigate future challenges.

“There was a strong sense of commitment to the mission of Marlboro as well as a robust inquiry into that mission’s meaning in the context of today’s higher education realities, ” said Holly Manley ’82, vice president of the Alumni Council and task force member. “Gathering such a broad array of constituents was very helpful, both as a self-examination exercise and in laying the foundation for the future of the college.”

Made up of 17 students, faculty, staff, alumni and trustees, the task force met regularly over the past six months, gathering information on college resources and strengths, identifying future challenges and suggesting responses to those challenges. The recommendations range from strengthening collaboration between the undergraduate program and the graduate school to more clearly defining self-governance at Marlboro, but the real transformation may have come in the process.

“It was important for each of us to challenge our assumptions and our long-held points of view—or at least be forced to defend them in a careful and reasoned manner,” said Todd Smith, professor of biochemistry.

“The general consensus was very positive,” added Tobias Gelston, academic technology coordinator, who presented material about the rapid change of technology at the college in the past three years. “I feel that everyone at the table, hearing and sharing the various opinions, all came away with an even greater appreciation for the value of a Marlboro education.”

The task force recommendations found resonance in the four major strategic goals adopted by the community last year (see sidebar), supporting them with forward-thinking research and constituent consensus. For example, the recommendation to make capital improvements, including energy conservation and alternative energy sources, gives credence to goal four: “To improve the physical environment, reflecting the qualities of a Marlboro education.”

“The global perspective mentioned in the mission statement of the college relates directly to the task force’s emphasis on sustainability, with more focus on energy conservation, environmental stewardship and links to local food,” said trustee Karen Davis, a farm manager in Petersham, Massachusetts, and parent of Jake Davis ’03. “The college is ‘our place’ to steward.”

In addition to providing the trustees with recommendations, the task force was a valuable exercise in bringing together diverse Marlboro constituents with a common goal. The next step will involve planning action steps and engaging the community in their implementation.

Holly said, “The recommendations highlight the key challenges that Marlboro faces in the next decades and begins a crucial conversation among the college’s constituents about how to creatively meet those challenges, while remaining true to the Marlboro mission.”

For a full list of the Task Force on the Future recommendations, go to www.marlboro.edu/planning

Four Goals to Guide Marlboro 2009-2014

  1. To promote student centered learning and inspired teaching
  2. To strengthen engagement in a com- munity of learning and prepare students for lifetimes of learning, employment and citizenship
  3. To increase financial health and practice effective management
  4. To improve the physical environment, reflecting qualities of a Marlboro education 


Rebuilding student recruitment

The changing face of higher education has posed many challenges for recruitment at Marlboro College, where the annual inquiry pool has dropped by more than half in the past five years, from 6,500 to 2,600. The total number of new students enrolled has gone from a high of 117 to 69 over the same period. In keeping with the very first recommendation of the Task Force on the Future report, the admissions office submitted a new and comprehensive recruitment plan to the board of trustees in May. Coupled with the development of an integrated marketing plan, the recruitment plan will help Marlboro identify more qualified students to engage in the inquiry pool.

“We have done a lot of rebuilding in the last year,” said Nicole Curvin, dean of admissions, who took the helm in July 2009. “We haven’t met our admissions targets in the past three years. I think the biggest hurdle has been the economy. People are really holding on to their wallets and asking, ‘Is this the best choice that I can make for a college?’ At the same time we are not as visible as we should be.”

Nicole cites a dramatic turnover in college counselors at high schools in recent years, resulting in a loss of contacts. Also, students are increasingly becoming “secret shoppers,” relying on the internet and social media for information about college choices. These circumstances, combined with economic ones, demand a more consistent and effective outreach effort, if Marlboro is to sustain itself.

“We now have three admissions counselors who are working the entire country and are all fully engaged,” said Nicole. Jessica Nelson, the new assistant director of admissions, started in June, and admissions counselor Bill Mortimer joined Marlboro in July. “We’ve really hit the ground running, reestablishing relationships with people.”

The recruitment plan lists specific strategies that will help the admissions team double the size of the prospect pool and identify new sources of inquiries in the next two years. These range from using data-driven student lists from the College Board and student search organizations to building partnerships with other institutions.

“We’ve collaborated with Burlington College, Sterling College and St. Joseph’s to do events for Vermont college counselors and educational consultants,” said Nicole. Marlboro is working with other member colleges in the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning to explore regional events and has joined a group of Vermont colleges that focuses on marketing their programs to the international market.

Other key features of the plan include making better use of the alumni pool, reaching out more directly to special populations and beefing up Marlboro’s online presence. “We are really trying to make Marlboro College less of a secret,” said Nicole. 

Fundraising results for FY ’10

Thanks to everyone who made a contribution to Marlboro last year, the 2009- 2010 Annual Fund closed at $1,216,000, $14,000 over the goal and two days before the June 30 deadline. Second gifts from several generous donors were key factors in this success. This was an especially challenging year for fundraising: communications with Marlboro constituents who declined to contribute, citing lost jobs, credit and other assets, reflected the continuing impact of the weak economy. 

The number of alumni donors dropped for the third year in a row, from 774 in 2008 to 508 in 2010, with participation dropping from 34 percent in 2008 to 27 Alumni giving for all purposes percent in 2010. Yet a number of consistent parent and friend donors made larger gifts and trustees gave generously, contributing 29 percent of the total for unrestricted funds. Alumni trustees, who are counted as part of the trustee giving group, contributed $125,815.

The downward trend in giving is not unique to Marlboro. A Council for Aid to Education report released in February 2010 reported that charitable contributions to American colleges and universities declined almost 12 percent in 2009, the largest drop ever recorded and reversing a 10-year trend of steady increases. Private liberal arts colleges experienced the biggest drop in donation support at 18.3 percent, and alumni participation overall declined to 10 percent, the lowest level ever recorded in the survey. (Source: CAE report

As Marlboro looks forward to an improved economic outlook, we are setting a goal of $1,250,000 for annual giving in 2010-11 and increasing alumni participation by 10 percent. While unrestricted gifts made for operations remain a priority for Marlboro, there are two areas in particular where gifts may be designated within the fiscal ’11 budget:

Student Life Gifts directly support activities and pro- grams that promote successful outcomes including: an expanded student residential life staff and more health services; leadership training for students; staffing and resources for career development, internship and community engagement; and more. These programs grew out of much research on our own students’ experiences, community discussion and current student development theory, prompted by the second goal in Marlboro’s strategic plan: “strengthening engagement in a community of learning and accountability while preparing students for lifetimes of learning, employment and citizenship.”

Supporting a Sustainable Campus Marlboro has a rich history of environmental conservation and sustainability efforts, from the thousands of spruce and fir trees planted on campus in 1956 to a conference on solar-heated greenhouses in 1977 and the creation of the organic farm in 2002. In 2009 Marlboro adopted an environmental mission statement and created a new environmental committee to advise the president and support campus environmental efforts. Recent developments include: hiring a student life coordinator dedicated to sustainability initiatives; launching a new course on sustainability at the college; and making energy improvements in historic buildings on campus. 

Foundation Support

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $49,770

Building on an earlier Mellon Foundation grant to document the legacy of retiring faculty members, this new grant supports ongoing curricular planning, highlighting the importance of the humanities to Marlboro’s liberal arts mission.

Anonymous Private Foundation $25,000

This grant supports the Certificate in Nonprofit Management at the Marlboro College Graduate School.

Anonymous Private Foundation $16,125

This grant enabled Marlboro to purchase equipment and furnishings as part of the transformation of the Rice-Aron Library service desk into a flexible instruction and laptop study space.

The Vermont Community Foundation $10,000

This grant supports the Certificate in Nonprofit Management at the Marlboro College Graduate School.

Margaret Cargill Foundation $6,400

This foundation dedicated to the arts and the environment provided four small grants in addition to their ongoing five-year $50,000 pledge recorded in 2009. All Cargill Foundation grants support environmental studies at Marlboro College.

The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust $5,000

Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, this trust makes annual scholarship gifts to Marlboro that are earmarked for students from rural New England communities.

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation $5,000

This grant supports the Rice-Aron Library’s efforts to archive students’ Plans of Concentration—a crucial part of Marlboro’s history—written between 1984 and 2006.

The Nippon Foundation In Kind Donation

The Rice-Aron Library was one of 300 United States recipients of the Nippon Foundation’s program entitled “100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan,” providing a rich array of books on modern Japanese civilization and culture. 

News from the Board

Dean Nicyper and Sara Coffey take charge

For the first time in history, two Marlboro alumni will lead the board of trustees. Dean Nicyper ’76 accepted the chairmanship in May, and was succeeded as vice-chair by Sara Coffey ’90.

“This is an important milestone for the college, and I hope there will be many more alumni to hold these positions in the future,” said Dean, who has served on the board for 11 years. “Being the first alumnus chair is also humbling. I know I am standing in the shoes of many great people who have held this position before me, including those I have known while on the board, like Bart Goodwin, Andrew Hilton, Ted Wendell, Lil Farber and Dick Taylor.” Dean is a partner at the New York law firm Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer. He takes the helm at Marlboro during a crucial time for the college.

“Changing demographics and the horrible economy over the past few years requires us to focus a significant amount of our immediate attention on admissions and retention,” said Dean. “Improving our facilities and grounds is one strategy we will pursue to help maximize our potential in those areas.” Meanwhile, alumna Sara Coffey of Guilford, Vermont, assumed the position of vice-chair after serving on the board since 1998. Sara holds an M.A. in performance studies from New York University, and she has been working in the performing arts field for 15 years.

“My experiences as a Marlboro student in the World Studies Program left an indelible mark on me,” said Sara, cofounder with husband Dave Snyder of Vermont Performance Lab, a program supporting the development of contemporary dance and music. “Participating in a community where students, faculty and staff have equal voices was very empowering to me, and taught me a great deal about how one person can make a difference in a community.”

Trustee transitions

In May, the board welcomed three new members including parent trustee Suzanne Olbricht, mother of Mike Harrist ’10 and Ariel “Cookie” Harrist ’13. Suzanne is head of dermatology at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts, and faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School.

“As a parent of two students, I have seen first hand how Marlboro empowers students to take charge of their education, to learn to think and express themselves and to mature responsibly within the context of community,” said Suzanne.

“I am excited to be able to be involved in a formal way.” Suzanne is on the editorial boards of Harvard Women’s Health Watch and Advances in Dermatology and is also a popular lecturer, giving talks recently in Chicago, San Diego, Atlanta, Brazil, Spain and Colombia.

“Marlboro was enormously important to me, both in my intellectual development and in my personal life,” said Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina ’72, who also joined the trustees in May. “I’m honored at this point in my life and career to give something back to the college.”

Gretchen is familiar on Potash Hill as the author of Mr. and Mrs. Prince, read by the Marlboro community in the fall of 2008. In addition to authoring or editing seven other books, she is the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor in Biography at Dartmouth College and the first woman to chair the English department there.

“As an academic who is both a professor and an administrator, I have a great deal of experience in the way that liberal arts colleges run, and with the issues that they face now and in the future,” Gretchen said. Alumna trustee Elizabeth Doyle Glenshaw ’81 is managing director of Clean Yield Asset Management, an investment advisory firm that works with social investors throughout the country. Elizabeth has 25 years of experience in socially responsible investing, starting with launching a community-banking program for a Vermont bank.

“My career has been spent as a socially responsible business entrepreneur, which I think will be helpful given the unique position Marlboro plays in the higher education marketplace,” said Elizabeth. She has a degree in financial planning from Boston University and served on the board of the Social Investment Forum, the industry’s trade association, for 14 years, several of them as vice president.

Citing her own busy career and family obligations, Mary Mattson Kenworthy decided to step down from the board of trustees in May.

Marlboro welcomes new dean

In July, Richard Glejzer joined Marlboro as the new dean of faculty and graduate education, the first time this key position has been filled by someone from outside the Marlboro community. He brings with him a wealth of administrative experience that will be valuable to Marlboro, particular in the areas of governance, program review and curricular development.

“A lot of schools have an interdisciplinary format, but Marlboro College goes beyond that,” said Richard, who was drawn to Marlboro’s tight-knit community and innovative liberal arts curriculum. “Students are able to pull things together that other people haven’t necessarily pulled together, and I think that’s fascinating. What attracted me to being an academic, from the very beginning, was the opportunity to make those connections.”

Richard comes to Marlboro from North Central College, in Illinois, where he was professor and chair of the English department. He spent three years as chair of North Central’s Academic Programs and Policy Committee, which managed the curriculum and also program review and assessment. Among his other institutional duties, he served on the college’s Steering Committee and Academic Advisory Council, and was a faculty liaison to the board of trustees.

Although he has a doctorate from University of Missouri-Columbia in English, Richard’s teaching and scholarship have ranged widely in the areas of medieval literature, rhetoric and cultural theory. More recently he has focused on representations of the Holocaust and other traumatic events, and the relationship between witness and testimony. Richard has co-edited two volumes and co-authored a book with Michael BernardDonals, Between Witness and Testimony: The Holocaust and the Limits of Representation (SUNY Press, 2001), as well as authoring numerous essays, chapters, reviews and conference papers on related subjects. He is currently president of the Midwest Modern Language Association.

Most of all, Richard brings with him a collaborative decision-making process and a willingness to engage faculty, staff and students in “coalescing a vision” of Marlboro’s academic goals and meeting them. “Being a dean is a great job: you get to listen to people who have passions about the institution,” he said. 

For the Record

Incoming class shows small is beautiful

One of the smallest in recent years, Marlboro’s 2010 entering class is large in experiences and interests. An eager 69 new students arrived on campus in August to embark on their Bridges orientation trips. Among them, 22 percent hail from New England, with New York, California, Pennsylvania, Washington and Illinois also weighing in heavily. They range in age from 17 to 63 and include six “legacies,” students related to other students or alumni. Of the incoming class, 75 percent are first-year students and 17 percent are students of color.

The group includes an exchange student from Prescott College in Arizona, two veterans (one Army, one Navy), members of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society, two senior class presidents and a winner in Berklee College’s songwriting contest. They have volunteered at an orphanage in Nepal, the New York Aquarium, environmental organizations and organic farms. A Boy Scout patrol leader, student teacher at Jewish temple, a sound engineer technician, an intern for Teen Ink, an astronomy club president and a policy debater at the national level are just a few of the roles new students have already filled prior to coming to Marlboro. We welcome these engaged and distinguished students to the Marlboro College community and look forward to learning more about them over the course of their first year here. 

Graduate School

Alumni Find Familiar Themes at MCGS

My undergraduate degree developed my mind and stretched me in ways I could never have imagined,” said Greg Phillips, who studied classics at Marlboro and graduated in 1996. Ten years later, Greg received his master’s in IT management from Marlboro College Graduate School, making him one of a growing number of alumni of both the undergraduate and the graduate program. Despite the graduate school’s more modern trappings in the heart of Brattleboro, alumni who continue their education there find many important parallels.

“I knew that the program would be rigorous, based on my undergraduate experience,” said Greg. “As in the program on Potash Hill, the professors at the graduate school are teaching because they genuinely love to teach.”

Cheryl Eaton ’89 rediscovered Marlboro nearly two decades after her degree in philosophy and photography. In the midst of a successful career in marketing, she was wrestling with what her next step would be.

“The obvious thing to give me the boost I needed—new concepts, new experiences—was to get my MBA, but I had zero interest in doing so,” said Cheryl. “Then the Marlboro MBA in Managing for Sustainability started to bubble up in my consciousness, connecting the business experience I had gained with other interests and long-held values. I honestly thought that if any institution could do a good job at challenging business-as-usual, and really exploring new ideas around business, it would be Marlboro College.”

Though students at the graduate school are far-flung and participate primarily online, meeting only infrequently for residential “intensives,” there is a familiar sense of community and a deep respect for learners.

“I found the graduate school very flexible and selfdirected,” said Will Brooke-deBock ’87, Marlboro’s first dual graduate. Will received a Masters of Science in Internet Strategy Management in 1998, and now teaches online at Kaplan University. “While ‘practical,’ the program never lost focus of the big picture: the impact of technology on social structures, culture and, ultimately, on people.”

“An ideal student for the graduate school is one who was ideal for Marlboro as an undergrad as well—an independent learner,” said John Stiteler ’06, technical support coordinator at the college who just finished the MBA program this summer.

Chris Lindgren ’92 said, “I knew if the graduate school was anything like the undergraduate experience it would be a quality program: challenging, accessible, some component of individual design.” Since graduating with a bachelor’s in philosophy and American studies, Chris has become a small business owner and manager.

“The Marlboro MBA fit the bill perfectly,” said Chris. “Like the undergraduate program, one of the best things is meeting people with similar commitments but with diverse experience, from diverse backgrounds, and getting to know them and work with them. It’s the intimacy of program.”

“The community-building aspect of the program is very unique, positive and very intentional,” said Brian Schwartz ’00, who got a master’s in Buddhist studies at Naropa University before receiving his Marlboro MBA this summer.

While Marlboro’s undergraduate program remains firmly rooted in the liberal arts, the graduate school applies the very same learning philosophy to more concrete, “real world,” education.

“In both programs, the learning experience is co-created by the instructors and the learners,” said Cheryl Eaton. “Both programs treat learners with respect and get down to the conceptual level, so things can be really explored, looked at, challenged—there are no sacred cows. There is a rigor to both programs, and intellectual sloppiness is not accepted.”

While Marlboro students often find that their undergraduate experience makes them a better person, a better citizen of the world, many would agree with Cheryl when she says the graduate school has made her a better leader, employer and employee. “It has changed how I show up in the realm of business.” 

Creating solutions in Brattleboro

Graduate school program director Caleb Clark and his wife Laura consider the interactive display of riverfront development possibilities at the Center for Creative Solutions exhibit at Brattle- boro Museum and Art CenterMarlboro College Graduate School was a hotbed of creativity in July, as architects, artists and designers from all over the country gathered to imagine alternatives for renewing the riverfront property behind the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. The nine-day workshop was part of the Center for Creative Solutions (CCS), a program established by Marlboro College in 2006 to demonstrate how creative thinkers could address challenging problems faced by communities.

“Even a small town like Brattleboro finds itself facing challenges and opportunities that are complex and multivariant,” said Michael Singer, an award-winning artist and designer who co-directed the workshop. “The CCS has been created to invite communities regionally to propose a project that they believe will benefit from our approach of creative problem solving.”

Since 2006, in collaboration with the Windham Regional Commission and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and other organizations, CCS piloted community visioning and planning projects in Brattleboro and Bellows Falls, Vermont. The waterfront project started in 2006 when Brattleboro acquired the derelict property on the Connecticut River, 1.3 acres occupied by a former coal gasification facility and other industrial buildings, and began exploring development options.

The town received funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for testing and remediation of the riverfront site as a former industrial brownfield area. Then last year, CCS was selected for a federal stimulus grant for the Brattleboro waterfront, one of the few such grants directed towards a specific project. The old industrial buildings are slated for removal this year, opening up views of the Connecticut River from Main Street for the first time in more than a century.

Notes and drawings of riverfront ideas by visitors to the Center for Creative Solutions exhibit at the museum.“This is going to transform Brattleboro’s relationship to the river, and offer an exciting new place right in the downtown area,” said Michael. “The waterfront will not only catalyze what is possible on this land, but will also open the community’s thinking about town planning and development that equally engages environmental, economic, recreational, cultural and social needs.”

Participants in the workshop, co-directed by industrial designer Charlie Cannon, came up with more than two dozen ideas for how to use the new space, including everything from a performance space to a community garden, from skateboarding to stargazing. Their findings are part of an interactive exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, titled “Renewing the Riverfront.” The exhibit, which runs until October 24, encourages townspeople to participate by sharing their visions, and reactions to proposals. The workshop and resulting exhibit are only the most recent sign of Marlboro’s investment in the local community.

“The graduate school is Marlboro’s presence in the region, very much a part of Brattleboro, contributing intellectual property and assisting in the economy,” said Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, Marlboro’s president. “As local citizens, and as a college, we want to contribute to the town’s ability to use its waterfront area creatively and sustainably; a vital waterfront area will benefit all. The original inspiration for graduate programs was all about innovation, and it continues in this spirit.” 

Contributors to Marlboro College

July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010   

Donors $10,000 & up

Anonymous (5)
Mark D. Anderson ’97
Ms. Elizabeth J. McCormack Aron
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund
The Christopher Boeth Trust
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
Sara E. Coffey ’90 & David C. Snyder, FS93
Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Cohen
Karen K. & David H. Davis
The Barbara Fentress Charitable Fund
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
The Freeman Foundation
Senator Robert T. Gannett II
Bart & Betsy Goodwin
Mr. & Mrs. Wolf Kahn
Albert T. & Mary Mattson Kenworthy
Mr. Leslie Lamport
Ms. Lindy Farber Linder
The John D. & Catherine T.MacArthur Foundation∗
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Dean R. Nicyper ’76 & Louise Meryman FS75
Dr. Suzanne M. Olbricht
Estate of Emily L. Scoville
James C. Shingle ’50
Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Snyder
Philip H. & Marcia S. Steckler
Vermont Community Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Edward E. Wendell Jr.
Mr. Bernard M. Wharton 


Thomas A. Downs

Peter B. & Sally L. Gore 
James C. Shingle

Robert C. Hickey
Richard A. Liversage
Lawrence T. Smith
Charles G. Staples
Donald S. F. Tong†
Stewart Werner
Wilmot Whitney

Curtis B. Brooks
Christopher W. Brown
Harold Grinspoon
Bradford A. Lucas
Ralph D. Webb Jr.

William P. Toomey

Beverly Graham Bates
Robert T. Stainton

M. Linn Bruce III
Peter R. Haack
Mary Barnett Hewlett
Milton L. Randolph Jr.

Robert M. Bernbach
Ann Baldwin Williams 

Gretchen Hebb Bean
Reginald C. Rodman

Emilia Garcia Bruce
Katharine Kirkham Turner

Sidney Clifford Jr.
Bruce Cole
Barbara Draper Cole

Tsuyoshi Amemiya
Anthony R. Cucchiaro
David O. Decker
Donald Peterson
Margaret Sayre Wiederhold
Mary Caviston Zlobl

Robert L. Gleason

Edward A. Larrabee
Hilly Gillespie van Loon
Malcolm C. Wright

Robert P. Foley
Jonathan Potter
Hendrik W. van Loon
William H. Willis Jr.

Jeremiah Burnham
Daniel T. Moore
James S. Richardson
Gretchen M. Rittershaus
Jorgen T. Sorensen
Barbara A. Zimmerman 

Peter H. Bumpus
Polly Sears Foley
Timothy F. Little

John H. Acken
Kristianne Graham Andrews
Bill Apsit
Corethia Qualls
Jack Russell

David C. Dorman
Susan E. Collens Heide
Jayne Taylor Taraski
Jennie Tucker
Susan B. Whiting

William Guy Cain
Beth Collier Carr
Sharaine Ely
Thomas P. I. Goddard
Jennie A. Greene
Paul S. Hazelton
Charles H. Jones
Mark M. Klimo
Stephenie H. Smith
William H. Wohnus

Deborah Beinecke Beale
Richard H. Coutant
Lisa Ingelfinger Harris
Elaine R. Lasker von Bruns
Eugene V. Zuckoff

Jonathan M. Chase
Eben W. Chesebrough
Cornelia C. Crocker
Pamela A. Jorgensen Higgins
Carol R. Hollander
Joseph C. Klein
William Osborne
Jennifer T. Wolcott

Elliot Green Chesebrough
Barry H. Conolly
Roger R. Glazebrook
David E. Klemm
Wendy Moulthrop Kranz
Jeffrey D. Lemkin
Deborah Tuttle Martinez
Sydney A. Thomson
Charles P. von Bruns
William L. Wexler 
Catherine Drew Willis
Paul R. Willis

Colin C. Cochran
Dena S. Davis
Quita Davis
Kendall C. Gifford
Gail L. Manyan Henry
David J. Holzapfel
Douglas R. Horne
Daniel T. Mallett Jr.
William “Otts” Munderloh
Frank J. Pekoc III
Nancy Racusin
Sarah Way Sherman
William R. Wootton
Harold H. Zakon

Robert Daughtry
Nancy A. DeVries
Mark H. Edmiston-Lange
Elliot H. Gertel in honor of Larry Lesko E. Melanie Gifford
Alice A. Grossman
Lisa Gurland
Patti E. Hart
Carolyn E. Hitchcock
Michelle S. Chasse Holzapfel
Daniel F. Hudkins
Roderic S. Leon
Molly Pickett
J. Robin Orton Sinclaire
Rosemary Siragusa Zamore

Carol J. Dohanyos
Colin S. Nickerson
Darleen S. Wilson
Peter H. Zamore

Kyle C. Crichton
Thomas E. Davies Jr.
Kimi Hasegawa & Steven B. John
Margot C. Lacey
Isabel T. Schwartz Lopatin
Patricia A. O’Connell
Fletcher D. Proctor
Ellen Schon
Andrea L. Strout
David C. Tucker
Chip J. Woods
Terence J. Woods

Melissa Mettler Abrams
Susan L. Addington
Martin Baumgold
Ann A. Darling
Cynthia Flamm
January E. Hamill
Karl Kessler
Peter T. Mallary
Stephen J. Murphy
James W. Newell
Dean R. Nicyper
Steven B. Rauch
Wanda J. Ravernell
Margaret L. Roberts
Miriam A. Kogan Tucker
Gregory F. Wirtz
Lisa A. Zenev

Elizabeth C. Armour
Lillian G. Gahagan
Wendy Montanari Kilpatrick
Wendy M. Pomeroy
John Quigley
Christopher G. Rowe
Peter B. Samuel
Maria Pia Sanchez
Donna J. Scarlatelli
Meredith Lynn Smith
Peter F. M. Stewart Jr.
Sunny Childs Tappan
Arleen M. Tuchman

Tucker F. Barrett
Thomas F. A. Bibby Jr.
Marion Moller Davis
Christopher B. Dewart
Sarah R. Edwards
Kimberly P. Cloutier Green
Linda M. Kaufmann
Christopher D. Noth
Mary L. Person
Faith E. Schantz
Nathaniel Simkins III
Kathleen Welling Smayda
Clarisse A. Tatro

Rebecca C. Bartlett
Rachel Boyden
Jay C. Davis
Thomas S. Durkin
Stephen J. Hudd
Kimberley Elsen Klamm
Inez E. McDermott
Edward T. McMullen
Loretta J. Mickley
John F. Perry
Michael J. Rosenstein
Daniel W. Toomey 

Patricia R. Needle
Dianna Noyes
Amy C. Poliakoff
Steven Smith
Elizabeth S. Spicer
Richard A. M. Stowe
Stephen H. Van Ness
Marjorie Zilliacus Wright

Steven M. Bluestone
Charles A. Chiara
Elizabeth Doyle Glenshaw
Gwen D. Feldman Haaland
Harry M. B. Hussey
Steven W. Kemish
Lloyd B. King
Arthur J. McEvily
Jennifer Ramstetter
Norbert J. Riedy Jr.
Anthony J. Savoie
Donald B. Sawabini

John W. Y. Chan
Katherine Paquin Freeland
John R. Gilliom
Suzy Bird Gulliver
Katharine R. Judd
Amy A. King
Peter R. Klank
Joshua B. Lobe
Sharon L. McConnell
Maria L. Nelson
Kirsten A. Newcomer
Samuel W. Northshield
Daniel H. Picker
Vincent S. Ribas
David B. Skeele

Tish Rothenberg King
Melissa C. Mattes
Geraldine M. McPhee
David A. Radel
Theodore F. Randolph IV
Benjamin B. Sargent
Beth Tyler

Lyle M. Blanchard
Peter A. Carini
Andrew B. Clarke
Molly A. Conole
Amy G. Fritz
Heidi A. Howard
John O. Majonen
Peter H. Niewiarowski
C. Foster Reeve
Lisa McLemore Richardson

Trevor W. Allen
Sharon M. Brown
Barbara Malcolm Krementz
Kendall G. Porter Larson
Jonathon Marcus
Carol A. Murphy
Daniel R. Plante
Jeffrey C. Powell
James H. Vale
John P. Von Wodtke
Bonny B. White
Lulu Ballantine Wootton

Evan D. Bend
Markus Brakhan
Dolores M. Coyle
John F. Fladd
Heather J. Humphrey-Leclaire
Kaern Kreyling
Christopher B. Morgan

Willem W. Brooke-deBock
Barbara A. Hilliard
Teta R. Hilsdon
Ellen Wettemann Majonen
Greenough Nowakoski
Jennifer D. West

Jorge Batlle
Walter Bennett
Scott C. Callaghan
Mette E. Schwartz
Mark W. Shields
Pieter H. van Loon
Suzanne B. West

Muhammed Imran Amin
Robert J. Cabin
George M. Casey
Susan B. Crimmins
Christina C. Scherp Crosby
Carolyn A. Cushing
Kimberly A. Donovan
Vixen Peare
James Ellis Rouse
Jennifer Williamson

Rosemary Dysart Baue
Christopher W. Blackwell
Sara E. Coffey
Jean-Francois Dubuis
Lilias M. Hart
Anne Carmichael Ledvina
David A. Leland
Kathryn Littel-Friedland
James J. Moran
Brett Ann Stanciu
John Surface
Eric J. Wallace-Senft

Judy-Gail Houser Baker
Theodore V. Blanchard
Christian J. Churchill Jr.
William J. Congleton
Diane G. Echlin
Sandi Huskey Oswalt
Maia D. Segura

Hayden Baker
Tonia Pecci Blake
Sterling M. Blake
Jeffrey R. Bower
Peter L. Checchia
Janna N. Cordeiro
Cristina V. Wigert Feeley
Alexander P. Gardner
Mark T. Gerrior
Alexander B. Potter
Elizabeth A. Unger

Claude E. Blazej
Rhett L. Bowlin in honor of Tim Little & Dana Howell
Sean D. Cole
Lise L. Solbeck Daniels
Christopher P. Davey & Letrisa Miller in honor of Geraldine Pittman de Batlle
Maureen Egli-O’Reilly
Eva B. Weisbrod Geertz
Judd Hardy
Benjamin J. Montague
Jessica Lefkowicz O’Pray
Laura A. Ryniak-Corns
Sebastian W. Toomey

Gina M. C. DeAngelis
Jennifer Farrington
Carla J. Fogg
Christy L. Frazier
Dwight M. Holmes 
Randy L. Knaggs
Cynthia S. Eustice LaPier
Rebecca H. Watson Mokos
Matthew S. O’Pray
C. Angus Schaal
Catherine Krolik Siggins
Hongping Tian
Karen Weaver

Kristin L. Anderson
Pippa A. Arend
Diane C. Arndt
Wendy Elizabeth Blair
Jodi D. Clark
Priscilla H. Callahan Crawford
Kirstin George Edelglass
Mark F. Genszler
Little Tree
Daniel R. Lyon
Erik K. Pearson
John K.C. Sawers
Loren S. N. Talbot
Maya R. Zelkin

J. Brian Dougherty
Karl Benjamin Geertz
Robert B. Hardin III
Erin Peters

Matthew K. Alling
Mark D. Anderson
Theodora E. Cullum Harner
Gary Gottlieb
April L. Greener
Heather M. Hubbard
Jenny Karstad
Daniel W. Keenan
Kiyoko Matsumura
Kelly A. Snowdon Stockwell
Daron M. Tansley

Sarah R. Adelman
Jennifer L. Ballute
Vanessa L. Dillman Green

Deborah L. Bruce
Saraswati Rogers Kibit
Christopher J. Oliver
Josh G. Renzema
Linda D. Reyes
Tricia Theis Rogalski
Allison Turner

Eric B. Brown
Jason G. Buening
Tiffany C. Fleming
Adam M. Hammick
Tristan Roberts

Robert P. Drozek
Julie Fins
David J. Fleming
Jennifer S. Fleming
Damon R. Jespersen
Tamar ‘Allison’ Schanfeld

Emily E. Anderson
Lauren E. Beigel
Hannah E. Clutterbuck
Melanie Knight Gottlieb
Megan P. Gray
Megan H. Hamilton
Ivan M. Ludmer
Christopher L. Mahoney
Alexander S. Rogalski
Jacquelyn E. Pillsbury Soniat
Russell B. Wootton

Janet K. Anderson
Tenley C. Archer
Michael J. Bedard
Lee P. Collyer
Jacob Davis
Graham R. Fox
Jonathan E. Franklin
RoseAnna B. Harrison
Lara M. Knudsen
Angela Schuldt
Matthew C. Temple
Avi Zollman

Choya R. Adkison-Stevens
Joy A. Robbins Baugh
Veronica Bedard
Eliot W. Goodwin
Allison D. Lennox Goodwin
Emily M. Graves
Heather L. Greenwood
Jenny P. Marchand
Jessamyn S. Mayher
Bradford J. Morith
Jodi Nemser-Abrahams
Danielle M. Pipher
Katherine E. Purcell

Ashley Crump Bies
Sean M. Carey
Gary W. Johnson Jr.
Christopher M. L. Jones
Noah E. Levinson in honor of Seth Harter
Haley D. Houghton Oates
Anthony Schein

Amialya A. Bellerose-Elder
Stacy M. Dickerman
Rachel D. Federlin
Natalie C. Forsythe
Leslie Loy
Rebecca A. Mielczarek
Lauren M. Mrotek
John Stiteler
Zarah C. Thompson-Jacobs

Cameron Campbell
Daniel Garcia-Galili
Elyse A. Lattanzio
Christopher M. Silva
Suzannah H. Sosman
Tessa C. J. Walker

Hanako Jones
Joshua J. Lande

Douglas R. Adams
Tracy A. Husson
Samuel M. Lowenthal

Kenton Card
Carolyn V. Drumsta
Morgan K. Ingalls
William A. Jenkins
Amity E. Jones
Tobey S. LaRoche
Christopher A. Odegard
Brooke G. O’Donnell
Amber K. Schaefer
Zorn J. Sunshine-Carter 

Parents, Friends, Current Students, Faculty and Staff

Anonymous (5)
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Adams
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Alexander, II
Thomas Allen & Louise Gregoire-Allen
Ms. Emily Alling
American International Group, Inc.* 
Dr. Adelbert Ames III & Mrs. Mary Faith Wilson
Mr. Elliot Anders
Mr. Nathan A. Anderson
Mrs. Mathilda L. Apsit
Mr. Christopher Arbak
Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Armstrong
Ms. Elizabeth J. McCormack Aron
Mrs. Martha W. Atchley
Mr. Kyle Audette
Mr. Robert P. Axline Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Baker
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund
Ms. Suzanne Bansley
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas C. F. Barber
Ms. Frances S. Barna
Ryan D. Barry 2011
Mr. & Mrs. Philip H. Bartels
David A. Battick & Rebecca L. Moyer
Ms. Beverly Behrmann
Mr. Andrew J. E. Bell
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Bell
Mrs. Charlotte F. Belser
Dr. Alan Bennett & Ms. Susan McCulloch Bennett
Ms. Suzanne M. Bennett
Mr. Michael J. Bielefeld
Mr. Stephen P. Bies
Prof. Jay Birjepatil
BlackRock, Inc.* 
Captain Ronald L. Blake
The Boeing Company*
The Christopher Boeth Trust
Dr. & Mrs. Dean E. Booher
Stanley & Donna Borofsky
The Boston Foundation
Ms. Elizabeth W. Bourne
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Boyd
Prof. Michael E. Boylen & Lucy Gratwick
Mr. James E. Bramsen
Malcolm Brodrick & Elizabeth R. Zust
Hannah R. Brothers 2013
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew G. Brothers
Mr. Geoffry G. Brown
Hannah Brown 2013
Mrs. Frances Walton Buehler
Calvert Social Investment Foundation
Mr. Don Capponcelli 
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation 
Mr. & Mrs. J. Martin Carovano 
David T. Carter & Kathryn Myers 
Ms. Patricia Cavanaugh
Caitlyn R. Charles 2012
The Chicago Community Trust
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony P. Checchia
Ms. Sally Chinnock
Lisa & Carl Christensen
Mrs. Elizabeth W. Christie
Mrs. Diane Clare
Prof. Willene B. Clark
Mr. George A. Clark Jr.
Mr. Caleb Clark
Mr. & Mrs. Frederic M. Clifford
Mr. & Mrs. John H. Clymer
Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Cohen
Mr. & Mrs. Amrane Cohen
Ms. Elizabeth Colbert
Mr. & Mrs. James W. Cole
Mr. Thomas P. Cole 
Colgate-Palmolive Company*
Jon & Cathy Cone
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur H. Copeland Jr. 
Janet F. & Alfred A. Cramer
Prof. Jay Craven
John Crawford & Susan Hoy-Crawford 
Mr. & Mrs. George R. Creeger
Ms. Nicole Curvin
Mr. Alan Dann & Ms. Deirdre Donaldson
Mr. & Mrs. Holbrook R. Davis
Karen K. & David H. Davis
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations 
Lillian C. J. De Vrijer 2012
Jules E. J. De Vrijer & Cornelia Lischewski
Ms. Patricia G. DeAngelo
Mr. Peter G. Dearing
Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation 
The Delta Air Lines Foundation* 
Ms. Margaret DeMichelis
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Desjardins
Paul & Robin Deutsch
Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Deutsch in honor of Lauren Deutsch
Louis & Diana DeVito
Ms. Charlotte C. DeVito
The Walt Disney Company Foundation* 
Robert & Penny Dixon-Gumm
Ms. Carlene Dodson-Malik
Morgan E. Donhoff 2012
Ms. Victoria Gregorian Drumsta
Ms. Stancy DuHamel & Ms. Carolyn Handler
Kevin M. Dushay & Nancy E. Richter 
Mr. Barry Dworkin
Prof. William Edelglass 
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Egan
Fred B. Emmerson & Lucy C. Davis 
Prof. James S. Eustice
Ms. Esther Falk
Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Feldman
The Barbara Fentress Charitable Fund 
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund* 
Ms. Rena J. Fielding
Ms. Natalie Fishman
Mr. Bill Fleming
John & Diane Floyd
Mr. & Mrs. Allen R. Freedman
The Freeman Foundation
Dr. & Mrs. Bevan M. French
Cathy & Michael Fuller
Mrs. John H. Funk
Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith
Mrs. Roderick M. Gander
Dr. & Mrs. Aniruddha Ganguly
Senator Robert T. Gannett II
Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Garthwait
Mr. Tobias Gelston
General Re Corporation*
Mrs. F. Malcolm George
Mr. Randy D. Giles
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gillis
Dr. Jonathan W. M. Gold & Dr. Christy E. Joyce
Garth S. Goldwater 2012
Bart & Betsy Goodwin
Myles D. Gordon & Marjorie A. Waters
Branden Fuller Grant 2011
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gray
Ashley Lynne Gray 2013
Ms. Sheila Greenberg
Ms. Paula Grey
The Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation
Mrs. Philip C. Gushee
Nicole C. Haeger 2013
Mr. Richard H. Hamilton
Mr. Harold Hamilton & Ms. Margaret Kravchuck
Nicole T. Hammond 2011
Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Hardin Jr.
Mr. Walter S. Harley
Ms. Linda Harrison
Terence J. Harrist, M.D. & Ms. Karen Steponaitis
Profs. Seth Harter & Kate Jellema
Mrs. Marii Hasegawa
John Hayes & Vanessa Gray
Ms. Joanne Hayes
Ms. Ann Helwege
Mr. Geoffrey Hendricks
Prof. Carol Hendrickson & Mark Francillon
Dr. & Mrs. William R. Henrick
Matthew J. Herrington & Alison Schafer
Mr. Hal Himmelstein & Ms. Susan Moss
The Honorable Philip H. Hoff
Mr. Jeremy Holch
Mr. Sidney Hollander Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. E. Murray Hood
Prof. Kristin Horrigan
Robert & Betsey Houghton
Ms. Lois Hughes & Ms. Aimé Fraser
Anna G. Hughes 2013
Ms. Margaret Hunt
Mr. Andrew Ingalls & Ms. Jane Noyes
Barclay & Linda Jameson
Philip Johansson & Joan Carey
Mr. & Mrs. Homer W. Johnson
Ms. Mary L. Johnson
Ms. Melanie F. Johnston
Mr. & Mrs. Wolf Kahn
Mr. & Mrs. David M. Katz
Dr. Sirkka Kauffman
Mrs. Joan Keeler
Albert T. & Mary Mattson Kenworthy
Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Kidder
Dr. & Mrs. Michael J. Knight
Ms. Carol J. Kornheiser
Mr. & Mrs. Peter L. Kozik
Ms. Patricia Krogstad
Ms. Joan Lake
Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. LaMont
Mr. Leslie Lamport
Mr. James Lande & Ms. Joyce Mason
Mr. & Mrs. Drew A. Landon
Mr. & Mrs. Norman Lank
Mr. Jaime Laredo & Ms. Sharon Robinson
Mr. John F. Larkin & S. Elizabeth Bogle
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Y. Larsen
Nicholas H. Legowski 2011
Mr. Anthony F. Lehman
Mrs. Judith N. Lennox
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Levine
Prof. Gerald E. Levy
Mr. & Mrs. Harold M. Levy in honor of Wendy Levy ‘97
Prof. & Mrs. Richard C. Lewontin
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Lex in honor of Jesse Lex FS01
Prof. Grant Li
Ben M. Lieberson 2011
Ms. Lindy Farber Linder
The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust
Katheryn H. Lloyd 2011
Dr. & Mrs. Bernard J. Looks
Mr. Ed Lopata
The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Dan MacArthur
Prof. John MacArthur
Mrs. Elizabeth W. MacArthur
Mr. Paul Madalinski & Ms. Somara C. Zwick
Prof. Jim Mahoney & Cynthia Tolman
Rebecca S. Mallary 2011
Ms. Frances Marbury
Ms. Linda Gaye Martin
Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Marvin
Mrs. Lisa Mayer
Joseph & Jennifer Mazur
Mrs. Mary Ann McCormick
Christopher W. Lovell & Ellen McCulloch-Lovell
Mr. & Mrs. Francis B. McKevitt
Ms. Audrey Levin McLaughlin
Mr. John Meckel & Ms. Barbara Traver Dr. Ralph Meima
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Emily Mente 2011
Mr. Charles E. Merrill Jr.
Dennis Michaud & Nancy Lorenz
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur S. Mickley
Microsoft Giving Campaign/The JK Group*
Mrs. Assia H. Miller
William G. Mitchell & Dilys M. Bowman
Mobil Retiree Matching Gifts Program*
Mrs. Valerio R. Montanari
Prof. & Mrs. William D. Morgan
Mr. & Mrs. Bryant Morgan
Mr. James Morrill
Mr. Stephan A. Morse
The Morse Family Foundation
Prof. Meg Mott
Mr. & Mrs. Kennard G. Nelson
Network for Good
Mrs. Frances M. Nevins
New England Foundation for the Arts
Mrs. Grace Gibson Newcomer
Joann H. Nichols
Mrs. Barbara B. Nickerson
The Nippon Foundation
Mr. Herbert M. Noyes
Ms. Catherine O’Callaghan
Jillian E. O’Connell 2012
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. O’Donnell
Elias B. Ohrstrom 2012
Dr. Suzanne M. Olbricht
Prof. Matthew Ollis
Ms. Janet M. Osborn
Osceola Foundation, Inc.
Profs. Cathy Osman & Tim Segar 
Stephen Packard & Craige Christensen-Packard
Ms. Desha Peacock
Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Pease
The Maurice M. Pechet Foundation 
Dr. & Mrs. Maurice M. Pechet
Ms. Mary McCabe Peirce
Marius B. & Mildred Cole Peladeau 
Ms. Faith L. Pepe
Mr. Roswell B. Perkins
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Perrone
Mr. & Mrs. Crosby B. Perry
Mrs. John P. Perry
Mrs. Louise D. Person
Mrs. Joy A. Persons
K. P. Peterson
Jeffrey Picker & Norman Picker Sr. 
Mr. & Mrs. Glenn R. Pierce
Ms. Catherine Howe Pollard
Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Poster
Mr. & Mrs. David Powning
Nancy A. Price
Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Price
Mr. Jay E. Pultz & Ms. Barbara C. Coulter 
Mr. & Mrs. Spencer Putnam 
Dr. Simon J.E. Radford
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Ragle 
Mr. & Mrs. J. Bruce Rankin 
Mr. & Mrs. Victor J. Ratner 
Carole & Thomas Rayl
Dr. Franz P. Reichsman & Ms. Judith Bellamy
Mr. & Mrs. Marc Renzema 
Richards, Gates, Hoffman & Clay Insurance 
Ms. Jayne Rivers
Mr. & Mrs. G. Neil Roberts 
Mr. Andrew Rome
Ms. Jessica Rostow
Mr. & Mrs. John N. Rouke 
Aaron Rucker 2012
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Salomon in honor of Ellen McCulloch-Lovell
Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Saudek Ms. Edith N. Schafer
Ms. Evelyn Schanfeld
Mrs. Marion Schlapfer
Mr. Kenneth Schneck
Mr. Steven Schrader &
Ms. Lucy Kostelanetz
Mr. & Mrs. M. Richard Schultz
Schwab Charitable Fund
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Schwarz
Mr. & Mrs. James Scory
Mrs. Clare M. Scott
Mrs. Emily L. Scoville
John & Donna Seagrave
Mr. Frederick C. Seibold
Jorien P. Shareff 2012
Ms. Rebecca L. Sheehan
Mr. Hyam Siegel
Ms. Deborah Simons
Prof. Andrew Singer
Prof. & Mrs. Arnold A. Sio
Mr. Fred P. Slack
Mr. Jonathan Smith & Ms. Sherrill Blalock
Prof. Todd R. Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Snyder
Jeffrey A. Sosman & Dana S. Ziebel
Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Souder Jr.
Nike & David Speltz
Mr. & Mrs. John T. Spicer
Mr. Douglas Springmann
Mr. & Mrs. David H. Stam
Mr. & Mrs. George N. Stanciu
Philip H. & Marcia S. Steckler
Mr. & Mrs. David S. Stern
Mr. & Mrs. William Sterr
Mr. & Mrs. F. Scott Stevens
Prof. Laura Stevenson & Franklin Reeve
Mrs. Geraldine R. Stewart
Ms. Teresa Storti
Ryan E. Stratton 2011
Ms. Elisabeth V. Swift
Jonathan & Marsha Talbot
Andrew R. Tanabe 2012
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Tanji
Prof. Jaime Tanner
Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy M.G. Taylor
TD Charitable Foundation
Mrs. J. B. C. Thomas
Ms. Joann M. Thompson
Ms. Lianne G.Thompson
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Thompson
Mrs. Antonette Thomson
Mr & Mrs. James Thrall
Tides Foundation
Prof. James Tober & Felicia Tober
Prof. Thomas L. Toleno & Andrea Matthews
Sheldon & Dan Toplitt & Sandy Goldsmith
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Tortolani
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Tree
Mr. & Mrs. Michael G. Tsangaris
Mr. Dana S. Ulen
Mr. David C. Underwood
Alexander L. Van Kleeck 2013
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
Mrs. Judith F. Vassalotti
Vermont Community Foundation The Knapp Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Stillman L. Vonderhorst
Ms. Janet L. Vorvick & Mr. Stephen F. Tarr
Ms. Daphne L. Wall
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Weaver
Wells Fargo Community Support Programs*
Mr. & Mrs. Edward E. Wendell Jr. in honor of Dick & Maureen Taylor
Ms. Suzanne Z. Werner
Dr. & Mrs. Arthur H. Westing
Mr. Bernard M. Wharton
Mr. David W. White
Mr. John W. Wilder
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.*
Mr. Richard Willgoose
Mr. Christopher Williams & Ms. Tracy Halstead
Mr. & Mrs. George T. Williamson in honor of David C.F. Williamson ’98
Prof. John Willis
Devin T. Willmott 2011
Mr. Bill Wilmot
Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Wilson
Prof. T. Hunter Wilson & Ms. Jillian Hulme
Mr. & Mrs. Gary A. Witte Sr.
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis K. Wood
Margaret Ann Wood 2013
Ms. Joyce R. Wright
Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Wurtzel
Ms. Marianne I. Yamaguchi
Elias M. Zeidan 2013
Mr. Philip W. Zuckerman & Ms. Dorothy Pearson
Mrs. Selma A. Zuckerman 

In Memoriam

In Memory of Jerome I. Aron
Mr. & Mrs. J. Martin Carovano
Stancy DuHamel & Carolyn Handler
Linda Gaye Martin

In Memory of Josie Avery ’77
Cynthia Flamm FS76

In Memory of Helen Chase
Jonathan M. Chase FS70

In Memory of Monica Schultz Fadding ’85
Norman Picker

In Memory of Roderick Gander
Isabelle M. Gander

In Memory of Richard M. Judd
Norman Picker

In Memory of Corky Kramer ’50
Kimberly Cloutier Green ’78

In memory of David G. Pierce FS05
Glenn & Cindy Pierce

In Memory of Trudy Putnam ’68
William L. Wexler ’71

In Memory of Ted Rankin ’82
Joshua B. Lobe ’82 & Sharon L. McConnell ’82
Mr. & Mrs. J. Bruce Rankin

In Memory of David Storti
Bill Wilmot

In Memory of Andrew Zuckerman ’07
Cameron Campbell ’07
Myles D. Gordon & Marjorie A. Waters
Matthew J. Herrington & Alison Schafer
Edith N. Schafer
Suzanne Z. Werner
Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Wurtzel
Phillip W. & Ms. Dorothy Pearson Zuckerman
Selma A. Zuckerman 

Marlboro College Board of Trustees

Dean R. Nicyper ’76, Chairman of the Board
Attorney/Partner, Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP
New York, New York

Sara Coffey ’90, Vice-chair
Arts Management Consultant Founder/Director, Vermont Performance Lab
Guilford, Vermont

Philip H. Steckler III, Treasurer
Vice-President, Country Business Investments
Brattleboro, Vermont

Richard H. Saudek, Clerk of the Corporation
Attorney, Cheney, Brock & Saudek, PC
Montpelier, Vermont

Mark Anderson ’97
Vice President, LHS Benefits
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Elizabeth J. McCormack Aron, Life Trustee
Philanthropic Advisor
Deputy Chairman, The Atlantic Philanthropies
New York, New York

John W. Y. Chan ’82
Executive Director, Head of Infomatics, Shanghai NITAS
Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research Co., Ltd.
Shanghai, China

Karen Davis
Farm Manager
Petersham, Massachusetts

Thomas Durkin ’79
Environmental Judge, State of Vermont
Brattleboro, Vermont

Peter W. Galbraith
Former U.S. Ambassador to Croatia
Senior Diplomatic Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Principal, Windham Resources Group LLC
Townshend, Vermont

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina ’72
Chair, Department of English, Dartmouth College
Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor in Biography, Dartmouth College
Honorary Visiting Professor, University of Exeter
East Thetford, Vermont

Elizabeth Doyle Glenshaw ’81
Managing Director, Clean Yield Asset Management
Lyme, New Hampshire

Thomas P.I. Goddard ’68
Vice President, Warwick Land Co.
Senior Consultant, Fund Consultants, Inc.
Newport, Rhode Island

J. Barton Goodwin
Partner, BCI Partners Inc.
Greenwich, Connecticut

Vanessa Dillman Green ’98, Ex officio
President, Marlboro College Alumni Association
Director of Higher Education & Diversity, Oregon Health & Science University
Hillsboro, Oregon

Wolf Kahn
New York, New York

Lindy F. Linder
Adoption Counselor, ASPCA
New York, NY

Peter T. Mallary ’76
Bradford, Vermont

Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, Ex officio
President, Marlboro College
Marlboro, Vermont

Stephan A. Morse
Former President/CEO, The Windham Foundation, Inc.
Board of Directors, ACLU of Vermont
Newfane, Vermont

Suzanne Olbricht, MD
Chair, Department of Dermatology, Lahey Clinic
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Lecturer, Tufts Medical School
Newtown, Massachusetts

Edward E. Wendell Jr.
President, Northern Cross, LLC
Milton, Massachusetts

Bernard M. Wharton
Architect and Partner, Shope Reno Wharton Associates
Redding, Connecticut