From the halls of Congress, to cutting-edge tech companies, to the world of music, BSU alumni are leaders in many sectors and industries.
Also in this issue: Treasures from the Archives, 1970 Alumna One of First Female Air Force Pilots, Learning to Teach in Post-Pandemic World
News and Newsmakers
- New Endowed Chair Established
- Million-Dollar Grant from Mass General Brigham to Diversify Social Work Field
- “Alma Mater” Gets New Lyrics
- Graduate Programs See 71 Percent Increase in Students of Color
- BSU Student-Teachers Educate Ukranian Refugees
- BSUPD Welcomes Community Liaison
- New Library Dean Leads BSU in Digital Era
- Pride Center’s New Director Brings Passion and Experience to Role
- Faculty Bookshelf
Awards and Accolades
- Alumnus Earns Stockholm Prize
- Kennedy Center Honors Theater Professor
- Alumna Named Art Educator of the Year
- Alumna Earns Fulbright
- Senior Awarded Fellowship
- Junior Selected as Newman Civic Fellow
- Showcasing Military Women
- National Honors Bestowed on Dr. Fernanda Ferreira
- Professors Earn Fellowships Designed for Faculty of Color
- Athletic Director Honored for her Impact on Students
- Campus Cited for Green Commitment
Dr. Hannarae Lee/Criminal Justice
By John Winters G’11
Meet alumni who have found their careers and passion in public service
Bridgewater State University alumni work at all levels of government. From the halls of the U.S. Congress to the Massachusetts Statehouse to congressional offices around the commonwealth, Bears are doing important behind-the-scenes work of government.
We spoke to four alumni whose talent, expertise and work ethic have made them indispensable to the politicians and public they serve.
They Call the Tune
By Brian Benson and Heather Harris Michonski
Meet alumni who have turned their love of music into rewarding careers
Making beautiful music are two BSU alumni forging careers in one of the most challenging of fields. Greg Fernandes, ’13, founded Rose Conservatory in Brockton, which is dedicated to helping young people find the same joy in music that he always has. Meanwhile, a song written and performed by Jennifer Christensen, ’16, was featured on a television series on the Bravo network.
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Shish Ambroise, ’22, a physical education major, helps a young boy improve his motor skills in the Moriarty Pool in Kelly Gymnasium. The youngster is taking part in a Saturday session run by the Children’s Physical Developmental Clinic (CPDC), one of eight sessions held each semester for children and youth with disabilities.
Photo by Ashley McCabe