Alumni Blog

November 2018

A Voice for Progressive Education on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following the widely-recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. The Goddard College Alumni Association has organized to collectively increase the awareness of giving to the mission, vision, and […]

September 2018

David and Tracy Grisman Concert

Goddard College is proud to present David and Tracy Grisman at Goddard College’s historic Haybarn Theatre on Friday, October 5, for a fundraiser to support Goddard College. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. David Grisman is a brilliant mandolinist who is known far and wide for his unique sound, which […]

August 2018

John Chater Remembers the Goddard College Fire Department

In the Winter 2018 Clockworks, we wrote about the Goddard College Fire Department and invited alumni to share their stories. One, John Chater, responded with this write-up and update. We’re glad to share it here. If you have a fire department story or photos to share, please do so in the comments below! “Upon arrival […]

June 2018

Why I Give to Goddard

Goddard College is home to more than 20,000 alumni globally. Our alumni tell us that their unique experience here is central to their approach to their work and has had a transformative effect on their life. Patricia Shepherd (IBA ’08, MFAW ’10) is a two-time graduate and Boston Chapter Co-Chair. Here is a statement on […]

October 2017

Alumnus: William H. Macy Explores Roots in PBS Program

Check out Alumnus William H. Macy’s recent exploration of his family’s history in a recent episode of PBS’s “Finding Your Roots”

June 2017

Alumnus Kevin Rabas Appointed Kansas’ Poet Laureate

Kevin Rabas, who earned his MFA in Creative Writing at Goddard in 2002, has been appointed to a two-year session as Kansas’ poet laureate. Kevin chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism at Emporia State University, while also leading the Poetry and Playwriting tracks. He has seven books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a […]

May 2017

Sleeping Weazel Presents Robbie McCauley

Sleeping Weazel presented “a convening in performance” in honor of Robbie McCauley’s life and work on last month, an event coordinated in collaboration with the Emerson College Performing Arts Department and Office of the Arts. The convening drew together a distinguished circle of performers, scholars, writers, and community activists who’ve been influenced, transformed, and/or mentored […]

April 2016

The Unfolding of the Heartbeet Community

Alumna Hannah Schwartz (IBA ‘01) Constructs a Cultural Hub for the Northeast Kingdom “Goddard is the reason I came to this area,” says Hannah, the executive director and co-founder of Heartbeet Lifesharing, a community that is home to 47 adults, including 16 individuals with special needs. Heartbeet Lifesharing in Hardwick, Vermont is wrapping up a […]

October 2015

The Goddard Hour, Oct. 8, 2015

Goddard alumnus Mumia Abu-Jamal (IBA ’96) is in a Pennsylvania prison. His supporters say his life is in danger as he is being denied access to needed medical care. Noelle Hanrahan of gives an update on his condition and what his supporters are doing in the legal system and the court of public opinion. Goddard alumna Neely […]

September 2015

Anne Eder’s (IBA ’12) Extraordinary Photographs

Anne Eder (IBA’12) is an up and coming photographer who is exhibiting her work internationally. After completing her BA at Goddard, Anne went on to earn an MFA in Photography from Lesley University’s College of Art and Design. Anne shares her thoughts about what her time at Goddard meant to her–plus she plans to return […]