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Teddy O'Connor ’06

November 21, 2014

This is Why Story:

I work as an animator for the boutique animation studio Awesome and Modest (www.awesomeandmodest.com), which specializes in mixed media animation for commercials, documentaries, music videos, and cartoon shows. I also moonlight as a Los Angeles crime scenes cameraman and, yes, Jake Gyllenhaal's… more

John M Ferrara ’88

November 6, 2014

This is Why Story:

I recently read in a study that our core personal traits are formed by the time we reach 10 years old. I laughed introspectively. While I like to think the study is generally accurate, I believe that there are extraordinary people, events, places and experiences in our lives that have a significant… more

Katy Butler ’71

October 16, 2014

This is Why Story:

I learned a bunch of things during my time at Wesleyan. I was only there for two years. I was a transfer student, one of the first women. There were about 40 of us on campus the years I was there, I think. It was also the years of the National Student Strike. I had an incredible tutorial with Phyllis… more

Alex Kotlowitz ’77

September 22, 2014

This is Why Story:

I’m not sure how I first met Connie Tyaack, but after that first ride in his Mustang convertible my junior year he became my friend and mentor, teaching me about what was, even then, a glaring divide between those with and those without. Connie was a city councilmember in Middletown and president… more

Sharon I Purdie ’74

July 17, 2014

Thesis Title:

Methods of Social Control in Open and Traditional Classrooms

Favorite Professor:

Karl Scheibe

This is Why Story:

From the day I joined a Wesleyan campus tour as a senior in high school, I was hooked!  My initial experiences following my passions, earning a college degree, and meeting lots of interesting and creative people have broadened to include continuing to meet amazing students and alumni as well as… more

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