Alumni Profiles

Humans of New York

If you’re in New York City, and a guy wearing a backward baseball cap asks to take your photo, beware. Because it’s probably Brandon Stanton, and the next thing he’s going to do is ask you a few questions. He might …

Calling the plays

Mark Lewis was only a year into his job at the NCAA when he had to tackle two unpopular decisions: To stop selling team jerseys through the NCAA website and to stop licensing a popular football video game. Fortunately, he had …

Learning to see

Jennifer Landin will tell you that she is not an artist and that the popular biological illustration class she teaches is not an art class. Yes, there are art majors in the class at N.C. State University and, yes, her students’ …

Southern revival

Lewis Grizzard probably would chuckle over the job he left for Jason Chatraw. The author, humorist and lover of all things Southern and UGA pecked out his columns on a typewriter and once wrote about his hatred of computers. So when …

Reaching new heights

Ginger Huber was so high above the Barcelona harbor last summer that she took comfort from the masts of the tall ships anchored nearby. “It just seemed like you weren’t all alone up there,” says Huber (BS ’97). She then stepped …

On the fast track

It was the last race of the 2012 season. Confetti was streaming through the air. And Jim Dau was standing on the stage in Victory Lane with NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon and his team. As director of media relations for the …

A bulldog in Scotland

For Tony Parker, life is grand. Parker (AB ’90, MA ’92) is the 60-year-old curator of golf collections and the Lawrence Levy Golf Photographic Collection at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he can immerse himself in his love …