March 2016 Class Notes

List of 5 items.

  • Sally Krapp Bales ’48

    Sally is a jewelry designer of gemstones and sterling silver, she works out of her home in Toledo. She makes sterling jewelry using gemstones, she makes necklaces, matching earrings and bracelet sets and individual pieces. She owned and worked in retail for over 45 years with stores in Toledo and Florida.
  • Suzanne D. Albert ’64

    Suzanne is a layer and painter in Westerly, Rhode Island. She has received two Artists In Residency.  Her first artist in residency was in Bermuda at the The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art.   Her exhibition was for the whole island in a huge museum space (both walls were 44 ft. long!). The second was for on an olive farm called Ateliers Fourwinds that was started by a woman (sculptor) who studied with Henri Moore.  It was beautiful there and very productive. Click here to see her work.
  • Shawn Schwaner ‘84

    Shawn Schwaner, Ph.D., ’84, has completed a blended autobiography between his life saving African-American babysitter, Bertha “Mama” Green, and his young experience with childhood trauma.  The book blends together her history of violent victimization as a sharecropper and bare knuckle boxer in early Depression Arkansas with Shawn’s battle to climb out a hidden life of violence, adversity, and economic disadvantage.  The book is entitled, “Dear Mama: Lessons on race, Grace, and the Wisdom to overcome” and is a testament to love, friendship, and the value of receiving an education at Maumee Valley Country Day School.  The book is being released at (Kindle) in April, 2016.  Shawn lives in Miami, Florida, and is the father of two incredible daughters, 16 and 10 years old. Dear Mama book, ISBN: 978-0-692-66624-, out April 4, 2016. Click here for more information.
  • Morgan Fitzgibbons ‘02

    We are thrilled to welcome Morgan Fitzgibbons back to Toledo as he says goodbye to San Francisco! While living in San Francisco for almost a decade, Morgan made quite an impact. As the founder of The Wigg Party, FreeSpace and the NOW! Festival, he had a passion for making the area more sustainable and for offering unique opportunities to people in the community. We can't wait to see the great things that this innovative thinker does for the Toledo community! You can learn more about his work in San Francisco in the following article:
  • Michael Gardner ‘13

    Michael was elected as the President (Director) of Delta Xi Chapter (Cast) of the National Theater Honors Society Alpha Psi Omega (ΑΨΩ). The Delta Xi cast was formed in 1937 to honor outstanding work in theater on the RPI Campus. Keep up the great work, Michael!

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