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Dr. Brian Rothstein postbac ’05 discusses the influence Bennington College’s Postbac Premedical Program had on his career as a pediatric neurosurgeon at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH.

Bennington College has partnered with Bennington Performing Arts Center, Oldcastle Theatre, and the Bennington Community Theater to participate in a rolling premiere of 7 original made-for-Zoom plays, collectively entitled The Days of Re-Creation: A Virtual Play.

Christian Romero postbac ’17 discusses the influence Bennington College’s Postbac Premedical Program had on his decision to work as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and pursue ADHD coach training. 

 

As Bennington College’s Postbac Premedical Program celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, Eileen Wilentz ’73 postbac ’85 reflects on the role Bennington’s program played in her pursuit of her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

Two Bennington alumni organized the Antiracist Book Exchange to widely share antiracist and Black liberation literature while supporting Black-owned bookstores.

Rebecca Fine postbac ’16 and Chase Phillips postbac ’16 discuss how Bennington College’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program prepared them for their experiences in dental school.

Charles Dong postbac '18 discusses how Bennington College’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program prepared him for medical school.

 

Bennington College trustee Matthew Clarke has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space.

Multimedia artist Nigel Poor ’86 and poet Mary Ruefle '74 have been announced as finalists for the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes.

While previous research has focused on the perspectives of dental students and practitioners, “little has been done on the perspective of the LGBT community.” Chase Phillips postbac '16, now a student at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, is changing that.

When Brian Vu ’16 was a student at Bennington, he studied Dance and Ceramics, two complementary fields that appealed to him in physical and tangible ways.

For Audrey Shulman ’09, the process behind creating Love, Fall & Order, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, was “professional screenwriting bootcamp.”

Sam Mistry '19 discusses his Bennington experience and new internship at the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program.

On September 22, Peter Dinklage ’91 made Emmy Award history for his fourth Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama win.

Bryn Mooser '01 spoke with Forbes about XTR, his latest venture focused on producing documentaries, nonfiction television series, and branded content.

Cubby, a “quirky queer coming-of-age comedy” co-directed by Ben Mankoff ’11, has been making the rounds of the international queer film festival circuit since its release earlier this year. The film was included in Italy’s 2019 Torino LGBTQI International Film Festival and has since been part of festivals in Barcelona, Toronto, San Francisco, Ireland, and Los Angeles.

Activist Sophie Nevin '18 helped organize the town of Bennington's first annual Pride celebration.

Educator, composer, and instrument-builder John Bertles ’81 is the 2019 recipient of Bennington College’s Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award

Carling Berkhout '19 is the 2019 Robert Frost Stone House Museum Kilpatrick Fellow.

After 22 years at Chelsea Market, Mary Cleaver '76 has moved her Cleaver Co catering operation to the Columbia Street Waterfront District in Brooklyn.

“In higher education, ceramics is often taught with a community-oriented spirit,” said Joshua Green ’81. “Students work together in a common space and in front of one another. They’ll put their works together in a kiln load that’s then fired collaboratively. Ceramics tends to draw in students who value community.”

WHAT DIDN’T EXIST BEFORE YOU MADE IT?

The next issue of the Bennington magazine will be authored  by alumni submissions that respond to the question: What didn’t exist before you made it? From your responses, we will publish a ranging and vivid portfolio of alumni work.

“If you have a passion for a field, use your time in college to pursue that, whether or not you think you’re going to get a job in it,” said Katie Marsh ’12.

Kent Hikida ’85 knows the value of the Bennington network extends long after graduation. Along with his wife, Amy Schweitzer Hikida ’85, he co-chairs the New York City Steering Committee for the Bennington Alumni Cooperative.

Listen up! Through their podcasts and audiobooks, Bennington alumni and faculty are sharing essential and untold stories with the world. 

Have another recommendation from the Bennington network? Share it with communications@bennington.edu

Mariam Shah ’14, who runs garam garam, a growing food venture devoted to Pakistani cuisine, hosted a February pop up at Pangaea in Bennington. 

While Lulu Mulalu ’18 was a student at Bennington College, her studies, which ranged from psychology, drama, voice, writing, and French, always circled back to the importance of language and storytelling.

As a freelance producer with credits on dozens of films and television series such as Legion, Training Day, and Lucifer, Erik Holmberg '86 is an expert at navigating the many highs and lows that come with a career in the entertainment industry.

Celebrating the life of artistic trailblazer and electric stage personality Carol Channing '42.

The most important qualities a film director can have, according to SJ Chiro ’87, are “an opinion, a point of view, and something urgent that you need to say.