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Alumni Achievements

Reuben Canada ’99

Reuben Canada ’99 is the winner of the Specialty Food Associations 2013 My Story, My Ad contest. The prize provides him a full-page advertisement in top food-specialty trade magazines and other forms of social outreach to promote his all-natural, ginger-based beverage, Jin+Ja. Canada, a former patent attorney, began by experimenting in his kitchen to formulate [...]

Eman Quotah ’95

Eman Quotah ’95 received a 2013 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for an excerpt from her manuscript, God’s Handwriting. The historical novel, set in 13th-century Baghdad, follows a calligrapher’s son and an orphan girl before and after the Mongol invasion. Quotah’s fiction has appeared in Pindeldyboz, Gargoyle, and Amazing Graces: Yet Another Collection [...]

David Arthur ’89

David Arthur ’89 was named the PPL Corp.’s new federal government relations vice president. Arthur, who was senior director of federal government relations for PPL, joined the company in 2009. During his 20-plus–year career in Washington D.C., he has also been a director of federal legislative affairs for the Calpine Corp. and a federal lobbyist. [...]

Meena Desai ’81

Meena Desai ’81 was appointed secretary of the Accreditation Association for the Ambulatory Health Care Board of Directors where she represents the American Society of Anesthesiologists. She is president and CEO of Nova Anesthesia Professional, overseeing all aspects of anesthesia operations and surgical integration at 15 surgical facilities, hospitals, and office sites. She also serves on [...]

Stephen Harnik ’75

Stephen Harnik ’75 was awarded the Volunteer Community Service Award from the Austrian-American Council of North America for his longtime efforts to foster goodwill between the two nations. The award reflects Harnik’s generous support for several charitable Austrian organizations. He is a general practitioner at Harnik Law Firm, the attorney for Austrian government in New York, [...]

Joseph Turner ’73

Joseph Turner ’73 was named to the board of directors of Sophiris Bio Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that is developing a clinical-stage, targeted treatment for symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Turner has more than 25 years of financial management experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. In addition to serving on Swarthmore’s Board of [...]

Janet Barrett Fierman ’67

Janet Barrett Fierman ’67 has been re-elected as an officer, director, and member of the executive committee at the Boston Club, where she will serve a third two-year term. The Boston Club brings together approximately 600 cross-industry executive women leaders in the Massachusetts and New Hampshire area to provide professional support and networking for members and [...]

Shiran Shen ’12

Shiran Shen ’12 won the 2012–13 Carnegie Council Trans-Pacific Student Contest for an essay she co-authored: “The U.S., China, and Cybersecurity: The Ethical Underpinnings of a Controversial Geopolitical Issue.” Shen is a political science doctoral student at Stanford University, after majoring in that discipline at Swarthmore. She is also an Asia-Pacific scholar at Stanford’s Freeman [...]

Sarah Boyer ’96

Sarah Boyer ’96 received tenure in the biology department at Macalester College. She teaches Biodiversity and Evolution, a course in her department’s core sequence, as well as upper-level courses in biogeography, evolution, and biodiversity. Boyer takes a phylogenetic approach to questions in evolutionary biology, using molecular and morphological data. With support from the National Science [...]

Garikai Campbell ’90

Garikai Campbell ’90 was recently named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Morehouse College, a private, all-male, liberal arts college in Atlanta. A mathematics major here, he earned a Ph.D. in that field from Rutgers University. He joined the Swarthmore mathematics faculty in 1997. Besides teaching, he was associate dean of academic affairs, [...]