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James Leventhal, a graduate of JFK University's Museum Studies program with an MA-MBA dual degree, was appointed Director of Development at The San Jose Museum of Art in November 2015. Leventhal previously was Director of Development at The Exploratorium in San Francisco and Deputy Director for Development at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. His career also has included positions at the Judah L. Magnes Museum, University of California in Berkeley; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. For more information, click here.
Mary Dolas, a graduate of JFK University College of Law, was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as a judge to the Fresno County Superior Court in November 2015. Judge Dolas had served as a commissioner at the Fresno County Superior Court since 2006 and served as a deputy public defender at the Fresno County Public Defender's Office from 1997 to 2006. For more information, click here.
Kenji Liu,'01, BA Liberal Arts, was a winner of the Hillary Gravendyk Prize, an open poetry book competition by the Inlandia Institute, a nonprofit literary center in inland Southern California. Kenji received the award for his manuscript, Map of an Onion, and with the award, received a standard book publishing contract and publication of his book as well as a $1,000 honorarium. Liu will debut his book at the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference, to be held in Los Angeles in spring 2016. For more information, click here.
Janet Ellis, '87, MA Consciousness Studies, won third place in the category of 3D work (small sculpture, woodwork, glass) at the 53rd Annual Spring Art Show of the Society of Washington Artists. Janet also was juried to participate in the 2015 Clark County Open Studies. To learn more about her art, click here.
Judy Shintani, MA Transformative Arts, was selected as an artist in residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute to explore the journey of immigrants and emigrants and the models and interventions that have and can shape their journeys. To learn about her recent work during the residency, click here.