Jonathan Knight is studio general manager of Zynga’s Chefville game, a free, online social cooking game. • Jennifer Tseng’s “Red Flower, White Flower,” won the 2012 Marick Press Poetry Prize. She received her master of arts degree in Asian American studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, was twice a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass., and in 2002 received a Gift of Freedom Award from A Room of Her Own Foundation.
Cash Levy was the star of a one-hour comedy special in January. “Crowd Control” aired on national TV, with the support of Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Cuban signed Cash for the program that was the first-ever comedy special to premiere on AXS.tv. Cash has been entertaining as a standup comedian for 15 years, and has appeared on Comedy Central, Fox, NBC, and CBS’s “The Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” He has performed for military troops around the world, and can be heard daily on Sirius XM Radio.
Greg Hamilton’s film, “The Movement,” aired on the Fox Sports network in December. Greg wrote and directed the documentary that shares the uplifting stories of people with disabilities finding freedom through sports. The film was selected for Sundance and 20 other film festivals and has won five awards.
Chris Rose is CEO and president of Sustainable Improvements, Inc., in Arvada, Colo., a one-stop energy efficiency and renewable energy shop for homes and businesses.
Joshua Lee Cohen has finished his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute
in California. • Jennifer McWeeny is one of 20 new tenure-track faculty members at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. She is associate professor of philosophy in the Department of Humanities and Arts. She was most recently an associate professor at John Carroll University. • K.C. Dupps Tucker has been named a partner at Bassett Law Firm LLP in Fayetteville, Ark. Her practice involves representing individuals and corporations in all phases of complex civil litigation, with a focus on environmental and agricultural issues.
Jason Yester was featured in a story in The Gazette newspaper in Colorado Springs for his success with his business, Trinity Brewing Co. More than four years after opening the brewpub, he has expanded, moving into a space that will allow him to increase his bottling capacity tenfold.
Jason got interested in brewing beer while he was studying microbiology at CC. His company brews more than 40 different beers a year.
Emily Wright has been admitted into the Fall 2013 incoming class for the master of environmental management degree program at Yale University. In February, Emily presented “Achieving Sustainable Development in Colorado Springs,” with representatives from the City of Colorado Springs, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Fort Carson, Colorado Springs Utilities, and iCAST. As sustainability coordinator for Colorado College, Emily reported on CC’s initiatives in existing buildings and progress being made toward the college’s 2020 sustainability goals, including carbon neutrality. • Derek M. Dalton, pursuing his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at California State University, has been accepted for the post-doctorate program at the University of California-Berkeley.
Retta Bruegger completed her master of science degree in natural resources from the University of Arizona in August 2012. She specialized in rangeland science and management, returning to work in Mongolia in 2011 (where she was a Fulbright Student Scholar in 2005–06). There, she participated in a Mongolia-U.S. collaboration that researched the role of community-based management organizations in adapting to climate change. • Sienna Wood’s article, “Studying Music at a Liberal Arts College,” was featured in MajoringInMusic.com.
Greg Zimmerman and Spenser Shadle ’07 were awarded first prize in a national business plan competition held by the National Forest Foundation, which challenged students to think of creative, market-based solutions to forest restoration on public lands. The team received $50,000 for their plan, “The Deschutes Collaborate Conservation Fund – Sustainable Funding for a Restoration-Based Economy.” The plan proposes the formation of a fund that rehabilitates Central Oregon’s products industry and promotes forest health.
Sheldon Kerr was featured in an article in the January 2013, issue of STACK magazine. Sheldon is a mountain guide and free skier who has achieved the highest level of avalanche training available in the U.S. She is currently working her way through the vigorous American Mountain Guides certification process. The STACK magazine article was written by Niki Gruttadauria ’10.