Alumni News

Image of Alan Arkin Bennington College Celebrates the Life of Alan Arkin '55

Bennington College celebrates the extraordinary life of actor and friend of Bennington College Alan Arkin ’55. Arkin’s family announced his passing on Friday. 

Image of Bennington Commons A Bennington Museum Mentor at Work: Meagan Mattingly ’00 and the Dia Art Foundation

From her role at the Dia Art Foundation, Meagan Mattingly ’00 combines her interests in the arts, education, and public engagement.

Image of Claire Burkert Bennington Stories: Claire Burkert '80

Claire Burkert ’80 left a more traditional college experience to attend Bennington as a junior. The choice has led her to a creatively inspired life helping artists and artisans around the world empower and support themselves.

Image of woman playing cello Bennington Stories: Martha Siegel ’72

The supportive and inspiring start Martha Siegel ’72 received at Bennington has propelled her through a long and satisfying career as a cellist and teacher.

Image of a woman Bennington Stories: Ramaa Mosley '95

Ramaa Mosley '95 is a filmmaker, writer, and director. She is the recipient of a United Nations Global 500 Award and was named SHOOT’s Top 10 Female Directors To Watch, 2015.

open books 2022: A Year in Books

In 2022, undergraduate and Bennington Writing Seminars alumni and faculty published over 50 books. Their writing spanned a wide range of genres from nonfiction essays, memoirs, and biographies, to novels, poetry, young adult literature, and short stories.

Image of Audre Wirtanen Bennington Stories: Audre Wirtanen '17

Audre Wirtanen '17 is the Co-Founder and Co-Director Hyp-ACCESS, which develops multi-field care access for common & neglected Hypermobile conditions from a foundation of People’s Science & Disability Justice.

Image of Carlos Mendez-Dorantes Bennington Stories: Carlos Mendez-Dorantes '15

Carlos Mendez-Dorantes '15, Ph.D. is a Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow and Forbeck Scholar at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. 

Image of Kent Hikida Bennington Stories: Kent Hikida '85

Kent Hikida '85 is a principal architect at OTJ Architects and professor at Pratt Institute.

Image of woman holding child A Vinyl Vision for Juneteenth and Beyond

Josie Bunnell ’19 spoke to On-Campus Reporter Halley Le ’25 about her collaboration with artist Raphaella Brice on Black Freedom, Black Madonna & the Black Child of Hope, a 16-foot tall mural now displayed outside of the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.