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Chaparral 2018-2019: 27.1 Milestones

MILESTONES of Glendale College community

Aida Ovanessian

Aida Ovanessian (Math) is happy to report that her participation at the research at JPL NASA (which started as GCC Faculty Intern and got extended for several years) just got published in NATURE ASTRONOMY.

Jeanette Farr

Jeanette Farr (Theatre Arts) just returned from sabbatical. So many things to share, but a couple of professional milestones of note include:

Appointed Member of Antaeus Playwrights' Lab and currently serving on the Playwright's Panel.

Selected as Member of the Playwrights Union - Los Angeles based writers working on plays, television, and films.

Jeanette's play, Turning Over has been accepted to participate in Theatricum Botanicum's "Seedlings Series" and "Green Reads".

Joanna Parypinski

Joanna Parypinski (English) sold her novel to independent horror publisher Independent Legions. The novel, Dark Carnival, will be published next March. In the meantime, you can read her recent short story, “Commencement,” in issue 2 of Vastarien: A Literary Journal.

Stacy Jazán

Stacy Jazán’s (Spanish) poem "Re(creaciones)" was featured in Out of Anonymity, The Journal of the UCLA Writing Project, Volume 4, 2018.

Lynne McGrath

Lynne McGrath (Library) appeared in Kaufman and Hart’s You Can’t Take It With You this summer at Caltech. She played the role of the Grand Duchess Olga, complete with an accurate Russian accent. “As the Czar always told me: Don’t be stingy with the blintzes!”

Hasmik Sarkissian

Hasmik Sarkissian’s (Instructional Services) first grandchild, a baby girl, was born on Thursday, September 6, at 8:17 pm. Sophia Jasmin Sarkissian weighs 7.15 lbs and is 20” tall.

Kate Martin Rowe

In June, Kate Martin Rowe travelled to Bennington, VT where she gave a graduate lecture and reading, and then graduated with an MFA in creative nonfiction from the Bennington Writing Seminars.

Julia Bricklin

Julia Bricklin’s (History) new milestone is the release of her second book, Polly Pry, the Woman Who Wrote the West

In Memory

Remembering Dennis by Marcia Irvin (Facilities)

Dennis Lorenzo Taylor, a dear friend and student of Glendale Community College, passed away on August 9, 2018.

Dennis started attending GCC in 1986 where he took many classes on and off. Math was one of his favorite subjects.
It is to be believed that Dennis was the oldest student here; he brought a lot of wisdom, laughter, and conversation to many people here on campus. He was a pleasure to know and will be truly missed!

R.I.P. Dennis

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