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Alumni Profiles

Krishna Parekh ’13

Krishna Parekh ’13

The threespine stickleback, a shiny little fish with spines on its back and belly, is a darling of evolutionary biologists. That’s because it thrives in the ocean, where its ancestor lived, as well as freshwater. But the story of the fish’s adaptation to different environments also hooked a TCNJ student, who has now won a Fulbright Fellowship to studyContinue Reading

Gautam Prasad ’98

Gautam Prasad ’98

A revolution is afoot in the field of cancer care. Spurred by new insights into the genetic basis of tumors, scientists are pursuing ever-more-precise therapies to block their growth at the molecular level, engendering hopes that even the most complex and aggressive malignancies may one day yield to treatment. Dr. Gautam Prasad has spent the past several years onContinue Reading

Jake Voytoko ’08

Jake Voytoko ’08

Google Docs, the suite of web-based productivity tools available through the Internet search giant’s Drive service, is changing the way people work by allowing users anywhere in the world to collaborate in real time on the same spreadsheets, presentations, and word processor documents. One of the people making this new way of collaboration possible is 2008 computer science graduate Jake Voytko.Continue Reading

Brian Wanner ’05

Brian Wanner ’05

Last night, someone tried to break into the White House. Again. It wasn’t the ski-mask-and-crowbar attempt you might be imagining, though. It was the type of attack that Brian Wanner ’05 spends his days fending off: a threat of the digital variety.Continue Reading

Ellen Deibert ’85

Ellen Deibert ’85

As a teenager heading off to college more than two decades ago, Ellen Deibert ’85 could not have predicted that she would one day be on the leading edge of any medical field, much less be counted a specialist in the complexities of brain trauma.Continue Reading

Bill Cahill ’05, MEd ’09

Bill Cahill ’05, MEd ’09

As Alumni Association president, a position he will hold for the next two years, Cahill hopes to foster more of this shared celebration of the College through programming and events that bring alumni of all ages together.Continue Reading

William Moncrief ’68

William Moncrief ’68

When William Moncrief ’68 and his wife Nancy announced their plans to open a bed and breakfast at the Jersey Shore, no one was particularly shocked. Sure, it was a big change from their 9-to-5 careers in Washington, DC, but Bill’s family and friends already knew he was a man of many talents: Navy pilot, technology management expert—why not add innkeeper to the list?Continue Reading

Katherine Uyhazi ’05

Katherine Uyhazi ’05

As part of her MD/PhD coursework at Yale University, Katherine Uyhazi ’05 is doing research work at the Yale Stem Cell Center under the direction of Dr. Haifan Lin. In February, Uyhazi returned to TCNJ to give a talk, “MDs, PhDs, and Stem Cells: Everything You Wanted to Know but were Afraid to Ask,” as part of the Young Alumni Lecture Series.Continue Reading

Bill Hausdoerffer ‘36

Bill Hausdoerffer ‘36

The year was 1954. At that time I was a fairly young professor of mathematics at the New Jersey State Teachers College at Trenton. I also served as the dean of men, and I frequently assisted President Roscoe L. West in hosting visitors to the College.Continue Reading

Edwin Tracy ’68

Edwin Tracy ’68

Every year, the R&D 100 Awards—nicknamed the “Oscars of Invention”—showcase the best new technologies from around the world. Most researchers go their entire career without even being nominated. Edwin Tracy (formerly Trzeciak, Class of 1968) just won his second, putting him in elite company and positioning him at the forefront of his field of renewable-energy research.Continue Reading

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