Read about Alumni Trailblazers who have been featured in the Alumni Display Case in the south hall at 86 4th Avenue. You can also read the in-depth profiles of alums featured in the Grace magazine here.
After almost 30 years in the spotlight and countless awards and nominations, David continues to push boundaries, paving the way as a trailblazer of creative expression and intent on redefining the limits of the celebrity status quo.
A writer, editor, teacher, performer, scholar, and activist who has lectured, read and performed her own work all over the world, and has collaborated with musicians, composers, visual artists, filmmakers and dancers.
Tyler Maroney’s path from journalist to private investigator was unexpected. And as the story of that journey unfolds, you begin to see that through twists and turns, a series of contrarians quietly led him through it, shedding light and nudging his direction along the way.
The Chaloner family has long ties to GCS. Gillian’s mother, Gwen Chaloner, was a beloved fourth grade teacher and eventually head of the Lower School at GCS from 1950-1968. Her niece, Kim, has taught here since 2000, and now two great-nieces are students.
Max Kenneris the founder and Executive Director of the Bard Prison Initiative, which provides the opportunity for incarcerated men and women to earn a Bard College degree while serving their sentences.
Liz Walker balanced her dual interests: a life in the arts and serious academic pursuits. Landing a job with the newly forming Los Angeles Ballet, she deferred her acceptance to Harvard to dance in the company’s inaugural season.
Trained as a chemist, Paul Yager has been a professor for nearly 30 years at the University of Washington, Seattle, teaching chemistry, chemical engineering and bioengineering—a department he chaired from 2008-2013.
"We are all explorers. We explore our lives and the universe in which we live."Ian Mangiardi’s resume is not that of a typical New York City native. He has made a career balancing Urban Excursions and Outdoor Adventures.
At a GCS assembly Maggie said, "I feel like I am giving back to the animals." This idea is one she stresses in much of her work. If you walk into GCS accompanied by a real live wolf on a leash, you are a trailblazer. Period.