Alumni News

Image of Sophie Nevin Celebration and Protest

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

Photo of John Bertles conducting John Bertles Honored with Visionary Leadership Award

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

Photo of Carling Berkhout Sharing Frost's Environment

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

Artist making pottery onstage Claytopia Conversations

“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.”

Bennington College logo Bennington Magazine: Call for Alumni Work

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.

Webster and Katie Marsh You Can Do This For a Living

“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 and Bennington architects Bennington Mentorship

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.

Audiobooks Hear Here

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

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garam garam Shah's Garam Garam Pops Up at Pangaea

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

Lulu Mulalu The Hope of Storytelling

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.