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Archive for June, 2011

Carolyn Goldmark Goodman ’61 Elected Mayor of Las Vegas

Posted June 17, 2011

On Tuesday, June 7, Carolyn Goldmark Goodman ’61 cruised to victory in the Las Vegas mayoral race, eclipsing her opponent by a 60-to-40 percent margin. Goodman, the founder and longtime board president of the Meadows School, succeeds her husband, Oscar Goodman, in the mayor’s office. Oscar Goodman enjoyed enormous popularity as the city’s mayor, winning […]

Golden Baobab Prize Founder Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 Wins Echoing Green Fellowship

Posted June 10, 2011
photo of Deborah Ahenkorah

The Echoing Green Foundation, which supports emerging visionaries of social change from around the world, has awarded a 2011 Echoing Green Fellowship to Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 of Accra, Ghana. Ahenkorah’s Golden Baobab Prize, an award for children’s literature by and about Africans, is one of fifteen projects Echoing Green has selected for the fellowship in […]

The Story of Beautiful Girl Shines National Spotlight on Author Rachel Simon ’81

Posted June 9, 2011
Book cover: The Story of a Beautiful Girl

Update: On May 29, Story of a Beautiful Girl debuted on The New York Times Bestseller List. It has received glowing reviews in publications nationwide and was selected as the inaugural title for a new e-book club sponsored by Borders. Rachel Simon ’81, who drew national attention with her memoir Riding the Bus With My […]

As Her Translation of Euripides Play is Staged in Las Vegas, Marianne McDonald ’58 Funds Drug Treatment Center in San Diego

Posted June 6, 2011

The first half of 2011 included a couple of important milestones for Marianne McDonald ’58, a professor of classics and theater at the University of California, San Diego, and a philanthropist with a strong commitment to helping individuals recover from substance-abuse problems. The Trojan Women In April, the Nevada Conservatory Theatre at the University of […]