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Alumni Cooperative

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Our mission is to serve as ambassadors for Bennington and liaisons between the College and the alumni community at large. We envision an alumni cooperative which represents alumni from all decades and geographical areas and provides a framework for engagement between alumni, students, staff, faculty, and other members of the Bennington Community Our collective goal is to help further the intellectual curiosity, commitment to inclusion, equity, and pluralism, vitality of the College and to strengthen the ties between the alumni community and the current student body.

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In a city without an existing coop? Email alumnirelations@bennington.edu for more ways to volunteer or to establish your own!

The Alumni Cooperative Steering Committee

Amy (Schweitzer) Hikida '85 img
Amy (Schweitzer) Hikida '85
NYC Steering Committee Co-Chair
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Kent Hikida '85 img
Kent Hikida '85
NYC Steering Committee Co-Chair
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Matty (Sterenchock) Wilder '00 img
Matty (Sterenchock) Wilder '00
Los Angeles Steering Committee Co-Chair
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Nicole Barnette '93 img
Nicole Barnette '93
Los Angeles Steering Committee Co-Chair
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Jay Schunter '11
Jay Schunter '11
Los Angeles Steering Committee Co-Chair
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Adnan Iftekhar '97
Adnan Iftekhar '97
Bay Area Steering Committee Co-Chair
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Joanna Dillon ’07
Joanna Dillon ’07
Bay Area Steering Committee Co-Chair
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Vivian Robbins '14 image
Vivian Robbins '14
Portland Steering Committee Co-Chair
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Liza Stillhard ’00
Liza Stillhard ’00
Portland Steering Committee Co-Chair
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Scott Milliman ’14 img
Scott Milliman ’14
Seattle Steering Committee Co-Chair
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Kate Aichele-Miner ’88 img
Kate Aichele-Miner ’88
Seattle Steering Committee Co-Chair
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Mary Early ’97 img
Mary Early ’97
Washington D.C. Steering Committee Co-Chair
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Shay Totten '91 P '21
Shay Totten '91 P '21
Vermont Steering Committee Chair
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Wyatt Kirby '10
Wyatt Kirby '10
Greater New England Steering Committee Chair
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Alumni coop members