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The transformative power of a Stephens education
Some thank their faculty mentors. Some shout out to their Stephens sisters. Some credit Stephens’ small class sizes and nurturing culture. But all agree: Stephens is transformative.
We salute the alumnae and alumni and students who are making a difference today in their professions and communities.
From Dreamers to Doers:
Stephens Women Get it Done
Aurola Wedman Alfaro ’20 An active campus leader, Aurola is the executive editor of Stephens Life magazine, which has been recognized with significant national awards including Best in Show. She had the opportunity to interview Womenswear Designer of the Year and Project Runway judge Brandon Maxwell as a student at Stephens.
Angel Mendez ’14 Angel is internal communications manager at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a member of the Stephens College Board of Trustees. Her path since graduation has been about communication with a focus on higher education and has included a Public Relations Society of America Prime Award.
Katelyn Rush ’17 Katelyn is a fifth-grade teacher at East Elementary, Jefferson City (MO) School District. She was recently honored as the Railton New Professional of the Year, an honor reserved for new teachers making a difference.
Amanda Adams ’03 Amanda earned her Ph.D. and is now an associate professor at Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky. She said: “Stephens instilled in me that I can be a strong, confident woman, even in the world of veterinary science.”
Cami Hubert ’12 Cami, a costume design graduate, worked at the Utah Shakespeare Festival for nine seasons after working at Stephens for four years. She earned her M.F.A. in Costume Production at the University of North Carolina, and is now the Costume Technician Instructor at the University of Alabama.
Hannah Kueck ’21 Hannah’s Stephens Life story won second place for Story of the Year at the National College Media Convention in Washington, D.C. (Fall 2018 issue). Her award-winning story was inspired by her own struggle with scoliosis, including two surgeries. The win helped her secure an internship with COMO Magazine, where she currently oversees 11 departments.
Herbert Moore ’08 Herbert is now a carpenter at the Alley Theatre, one of America’s leading nonprofit theaters. He has also served as shop foreman for the Stephens College School of Creative and Performing Arts ; facilities manager and lighting supervisor for Okoboji Summer Theatre, electrician for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre and the Dallas Theater Center; and stage staff for Royal Caribbean International. He said, “Just give it a try, because you never know what might happen.”
Dr. Jacqueline Shellow ’81 Jacqueline is an equine veterinarian at TFB Equine, a practice specializing in race horses. She has invited several Stephens students to intern in her Florida practice.
Tennessee Martin ’11 Today, Tenn is living in L.A., where she has landed multiple positions in the film industry, including a script coordinator position with Warner Brothers Studios. There she worked on the hit show Lucifer. Tenn said, “Stephens has been my home and my family.”