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William M. Kondrath, B.A. 1971 (PHIL), has written God’s Tapestry: Understanding and Celebrating Differences (Alban Institute, 2008). “Our differences are our greatest blessings and our greatest challenges,” maintains Kondrath, an Episcopal priest and seminary professor. He is director of theological field education and professor of pastoral theology at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass.

Jean Andrews, B.A. 1973 (A&S), professor of deaf studies and deaf education at Lamar University, is one of three faculty members in the Texas State University System to be honored as a 2008 Regents’ Professor. The system’s board of regents bestows the honor, which recognizes outstanding professors. Andrews has been a member of the Lamar faculty since 1988 and is coordinator of graduate programs in deaf education. She is a recipient of the university’s three top honors — University Professor, University Scholar and Distinguished Faculty Lecturer.

Angela Puglisi, M.F.A. 1974, M.A. 1976, M.A. 1977, Ph.D. 1983 (A&S), of Vienna, Va., was elected 2008–2009 president of the Catholic Academy of Sciences in the United States of America at the academy’s conference held at Catholic University in September. She is the first female president of the academy and represents the field of education/humanities in the organization. She has been a member of the academy since 1988 and has held a variety of leadership positions.

Mary Hilaire Tavenner, B.A. 1974 (A&S), of Lorain, Ohio, published her eighth book, My Friendship With Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (Xlibris). She is now finishing her ninth book, Puerto Rico, 2006: Memoirs of a Writer in Puerto Rico.

S. Craig Holden, B.A. 1976 (A&S), of the Ober/Kaler law firm in Baltimore, has been selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, in that reference book’s health care section.

Shawn G. Rader, M.A. 1976 (THEO), of the law firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, has been selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, in the areas of appellate law, commercial litigation and real estate law. He lives and works in Orlando, Fla.

In early December, SeaStory Press published After Jerusalem: A Story and Two Novellas, the fiction debut of Key West, Fla., writer and musician Hal Howland, M.A. 1977 (MUSIC). Howland is also completing a nonfiction book, The Human Drummer: Thoughts on the Life Percussive, which is scheduled to be published by SeaStory in 2009.

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