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  • Norman Treager
    called us around Thanksgiving 95 and said that the school had announced that they were in a difficult financial position and might not be able to stay open Josh said that if they weren t able to stay open that he would probably look for a job as opposed to going back to school That wasn t a high priority choice for my wife and me So I asked his permission to call the presidents at that time there were two I spoke to both of them they described the problem Now a lot of what I had done for my business life was work with small business and I understood the cash flow issues of small businesses After a few hours on various phone calls it seemed to me the school s problem was solvable if they had some cash to get through this rough patch Why did you offer your own personal funds I felt that the risk was minimal The commitment was about 75 000 and unless I felt reasonably sure of getting something from that investment that is the school being able to keep the doors open longer than a couple years for Josh s graduation we would not have done it But the more we got involved with the staff faculty students the more we understood that this was a very very special place I have heard on numerous occasions both then and in the ensuing years especially from parents that this school saved our child s life or made such a fundamental difference in our child s life What other measures did you take The easy problem to solve was the short term cash needs The more challenging problem was the issue of governance I recruited two friends from Columbus Ohio Tom Trip and Alan Wasserstrom both terrific business people who had very sound ideas One of the first things we did was consolidate the executive position For an institution the size of Prescott to have two presidents was already a recipe for disaster In addition we changed the composition of the board limiting faculty staff and students to one seat each and then worked very hard to recruit outside board members with a real interest in a more professional approach to the school s governance Every school is an academy for learning but also a business and in Prescott College s case a small business It was kind of easy for me to take on the business aspect and trust the academics to continue the tradition of education that they had started years ago What does this honorary degree mean to you That was the most difficult piece of this whole experience I have tried over the years to limit the size of my ego and I m not real comfortable with honorary degrees especially because I thought that there were if not 100 at least 50 people who over the years did far more for Prescott College than I did I accepted

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  • Raina Gentry
    877 350 2100 Prescott College Explore History Values Vision Plan a Visit At a Glance Campus Field Stations Student Life Athletics Veterans Research Ethics IRB Employer of National Service Office of the President Academics Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Apply Application Forms for All Programs Resident Undergraduate Degrees Resident Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Undergraduate Programs Limited Residency Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Master of Science in Counseling Limited Residency Master of Education Limited Residency Ph D Program Education Teacher Preparation Financial Aid Costs and How to Pay Apply Online True Cost Calculator Instant Decision Day Connect Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Directory Departments Offices Experience News Events Publications Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Donor Recognition Meet our Staff My Prescott Calendar Email Search Quicklinks Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Raina Gentry Connect Home Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Submit A Profile Directory Departments Offices Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Connect Highlights Exploring places where the psyche and the natural world meet Prescott College Affiliation Alumni Program lowres Graduation Year 1994 Area of Expertise Artist Rough and cool sharp and round veined with mauve and gold Leaves and botanical fragments coiling and merging with the limbs of pensive females On viewing the textures and colors weaving through Raina Gentry s sensual artworks it s no surprise to learn that she carries a degree in Environmental Philosophy from Prescott College where she also taught rock climbing from 1996 to 2000 One feels the years of close observation of the natural world and of the places where the human mind and heart meet in nature Born and raised in Southern California Raina moved to Arizona to attend Prescott College staying on as an outdoor guide for several adventure companies in the state and to teach rock climbing courses Raina s organic approach to art making incorporating printmaking life drawing collage and painting is heavily influenced by her education at Prescott College Each canvas is a playground for the psyche she says evolving naturally and intuitively without structure or expectation about the final outcome with the meaning of the works revealed often many years later Complex layering of media and symbology with a focus on the human form taps into and expresses universal themes that many people can identify with she said Raina uses digital media to recycle images from one artwork to another the way elements are recycled in an ecosystem and the way we recycle aspects of our own psyches Artistic influences evident in her work include Frida Kahlo Picasso Georgia O Keeffe Basquiat Romare Bearden Gaugin and contemporaries Barbara Rogers Deborah Donelson Dae Rebeck Joe Sorren Kim Goldfarb and Gwyneth Scally to name

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  • Ray Sprague
    for Prospective Students Current Students Alumni Parents Family Faculty Staff Community Featured Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Prospective Students Current Students Alumni Parents Family Faculty Staff Community 877 350 2100 Prescott College Explore History Values Vision Plan a Visit At a Glance Campus Field Stations Student Life Athletics Veterans Research Ethics IRB Employer of National Service Office of the President Academics Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Apply Application Forms for All Programs Resident Undergraduate Degrees Resident Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Undergraduate Programs Limited Residency Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Master of Science in Counseling Limited Residency Master of Education Limited Residency Ph D Program Education Teacher Preparation Financial Aid Costs and How to Pay Apply Online True Cost Calculator Instant Decision Day Connect Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Directory Departments Offices Experience News Events Publications Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Donor Recognition Meet our Staff My Prescott Calendar Email Search Quicklinks Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Ray Sprague Connect Home Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Submit A Profile Directory Departments Offices Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Connect Highlights Continuing a Family Tradition Prescott College Affiliation Alumni Program oncampus Area of Study Environmental Studies Agroecology emphasis Graduation Year 2005 Business Edgewater Farm Current Job Farmer Location Plainfield New Hampshire On the Eastern banks of the Connecticut River Prescott College Alumnus Ray Sprague 05 oversees the seasonal production of diversified crops by his family s own agricultural enterprise Edgewater Farm Ray Sprague studied agroecology at Prescott College knowing he planned to return to his childhood home of Plainfield New Hampshire to carry on the legacy of farming the land on which he was raised Edgewater farm is unique in it s diversity They operate a farmstand a CSA strawberry fields greenhouses and sell wholesale employing between 15 and 20 workers full time Many other Alumni from Prescott College have been employed by Edgewater Farm since Sprague graduated Jesse Delia 05 Adam Katzman 05 Chris Kopek 05 Courtney Johnson 04 Sarah Monteiro 07 Khalila Gillette 07 Jeanette Aranson 07 Amy Danch 07 and Griffin Judy 06 The main crops include strawberries corn potatoes tomatoes and blueberries Six seasons in Sprague and the other full time farmers work 60 75 hours six and a half days per week to produce the farm s abundance of quality plants and produce Despite the overwhelming amount of work he puts in Sprague maintains an impressively positive attitude Life is usually pretty good It can be crazy and demanding and fun and all those things But when all is put in

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  • Richard Ach
    White Mountains for the weekend It was a very PC thing to do all piled into somebody s truck but to me it was all very new It s not what people in Ohio did on a weekend During their ascent of the mountain it started to snow and the group spent the night outside in a three sided shelter also a first for Richard When we finally got to the top after spending a cold and wet night the summit was socked with in 20 foot visibility In spite of the fog it really introduced me to my new world I felt freedom of a quality I have never experienced before and realized that Prescott College framed that new freedom for me The experience of the College created lasting kinships he said noting All the people I was on the trip with are people who became important people in my life Richard had a liberal arts focus studying meta ethics where ethical systems come from where the rules come from I studied Western and Eastern philosophy and Sinology with Robert Bruce a wonderful Scotsman who was with the College at that time PC expanded internal and external vistas The out of doors was really a vehicle for me to explore and have the courage to explore other parts of my life It was never the destination Although he s always been very outgoing Richard noted that in some ways the internal vistas were the hardest to expand Like a lot of cocky 20 year old guys I thought I was pretty cool I got let in on the fact in no uncertain terms that that was not necessarily a widely held opinion I think I got my first taste of real feedback at the College he laughed Integrity played the same role at PC back then that it does now Both students and faculty challenged you I think the PC mission makes people try harder aspire to higher level of authenticity to produce a new man or a new woman a truly integrated and interdisciplinary persona PC didn t want to and still doesn t just want to educate your mind but also educate you physically emotionally spiritually The basic premise of the school is different from most other places It was the preparation he needed Richard reflects to react to life as it came along and feel I could really have some effect on the outcome I was fired once from a job in my 20s my second real job I was writing to a friend about it and at the beginning of the letter I told him I felt I was being tested on material for which I had not been given the assignments beforehand he said By the end of the letter I realized that that test was the assignment That s Prescott College You have to dig deep and try hard to make life work and every day is a live fire exercise Richard notes

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  • Shanti Rade
    Calculator Instant Decision Day Connect Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Submit A Profile Directory Departments Offices Registrar Human Resources Administration Information Technology Services Instructional Technology Experience News Events Publications Alligator Juniper Raven Review Transitions Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give Annual Fund What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Legacy Society Donor Recognition Complete List of Donors Meet our Donors Meet our Staff Resources for Prospective Students Current Students Alumni Parents Family Faculty Staff Community Featured Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Prospective Students Current Students Alumni Parents Family Faculty Staff Community 877 350 2100 Prescott College Explore History Values Vision Plan a Visit At a Glance Campus Field Stations Student Life Athletics Veterans Research Ethics IRB Employer of National Service Office of the President Academics Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Apply Application Forms for All Programs Resident Undergraduate Degrees Resident Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Undergraduate Programs Limited Residency Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Master of Science in Counseling Limited Residency Master of Education Limited Residency Ph D Program Education Teacher Preparation Financial Aid Costs and How to Pay Apply Online True Cost Calculator Instant Decision Day Connect Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Directory Departments Offices Experience News Events Publications Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Donor Recognition Meet our Staff My Prescott Calendar Email Search Quicklinks Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Shanti Rade Connect Home Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Submit A Profile Directory Departments Offices Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Connect Highlights Family Farmer Prescott College Affiliation Alumni Program oncampus Area of Study Environmental Studies Agroecology emphasis Business Whipstone Farms Current Job Owner Farmer Teacher Mother Location Paulden Arizona Shanti is living just outside of Prescott AZ growing 8 acres of vegetables flowers and dry beans with her husband and family She and her husband Cory have an 80 family CSA sell at 3 farmers markets and a few local restaurants They are involved with agricultural education through a seasonal farm internship program and class field trips of all ages In addition Shanti has taught a few courses at Prescott College She still loves growing food more than anything and is so grateful to be spending her life farming and raising kids too My Academic Interests Please select your academic interests below to narrow your viewing results Undergraduate Masters Ph D Resident Limited Residency View Results Areas of Study for Your Selection Adventure Education Arts Humanities Education Teacher Preparation Environmental Studies Sustainability Global Studies Psychology Human Development and Counselor Education Social Justice Human Rights Sustainability Education View Expanded Results Reset Selection Featured

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  • Steven Mirsky
    Connect Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Submit A Profile Directory Departments Offices Registrar Human Resources Administration Information Technology Services Instructional Technology Experience News Events Publications Alligator Juniper Raven Review Transitions Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give Annual Fund What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Legacy Society Donor Recognition Complete List of Donors Meet our Donors Meet our Staff Resources for Prospective Students Current Students Alumni Parents Family Faculty Staff Community Featured Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Prospective Students Current Students Alumni Parents Family Faculty Staff Community 877 350 2100 Prescott College Explore History Values Vision Plan a Visit At a Glance Campus Field Stations Student Life Athletics Veterans Research Ethics IRB Employer of National Service Office of the President Academics Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Apply Application Forms for All Programs Resident Undergraduate Degrees Resident Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Undergraduate Programs Limited Residency Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Master of Science in Counseling Limited Residency Master of Education Limited Residency Ph D Program Education Teacher Preparation Financial Aid Costs and How to Pay Apply Online True Cost Calculator Instant Decision Day Connect Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Directory Departments Offices Experience News Events Publications Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Donor Recognition Meet our Staff My Prescott Calendar Email Search Quicklinks Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Steven Mirsky Connect Home Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Submit A Profile Directory Departments Offices Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Connect Highlights Agro ecological Research Prescott College Affiliation Alumni Program oncampus Area of Study Environmental Studies Agroecology emphasis Area of Expertise Weed Ecology Cover Crops Current Job Research Scientist for USDA ARS Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lab Location Beltsville Maryland Steven Mirsky is a Research Ecologist for the USDA ARS in the Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory USDA ARS BARC Beltsville Maryland He conducts agro ecological research in organic and sustainable cropping systems His research focuses on evaluating cropping system sustainability including agronomic and environmental criteria Steven conducts research on evaluating the multifunctional role of cover crops weed control and Nitrogen scavenging and fertility and their integration into agroecosystems for soil crop and weed management Steven received his M S and Ph D from Pennsylvania State University My Academic Interests Please select your academic interests below to narrow your viewing results Undergraduate Masters Ph D Resident Limited Residency View Results Areas of Study for Your Selection Adventure Education Arts Humanities Education Teacher Preparation Environmental Studies Sustainability Global Studies Psychology Human Development and Counselor Education Social Justice Human Rights Sustainability Education View Expanded Results Reset Selection Featured Concentrations Community

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  • Steven Winiarski
    accommodate visitors I fell in love with the idea of building up this little resort It didn t really start as a resort just as way to make a livelihood for myself I started building it little by little and got a lot out of working side by side with the local builders That was back in the days when I was still single and had time on my hands he laughed It s a really good area for wind sports kiting and windsurfing The business model was rent out the yurt and teach windsurfing Today Ventana Windsports Resort hosts visitors in nine cabanas scattered around a little mesquite forest and palm trees by the beach The juice bar has grown into a full on restaurant and the resort rents paddle boards bicycles kayaks and windsurfing gear to visitors from around the world who throng to Mexico s beaches from November to May each year Being steeped in the family wine business for years hospitality wasn t much of a stretch We ve done well with the business down there because I was following my passion If you can find some congruency some parallel between your passion and your vocation chances are you are going to do well and to be satisfied It didn t take long for Stephen to make the transition from sea and sun to engaging with the local community I like the fact that we are able to employ a lot of the locals and there s a good synergy between providing them with good jobs and enjoying the cultural connection I have learned a lot about the Mexican culture and made some good friends here he said Ever looking to the horizon Stephen sought other ways to bring the gringo and Mexican communities together He is currently involved with the now annual la Ventana Classic a weeklong event drawing paddle and wind sports enthusiasts from around the world raising about 20 000 each year for the benefit of schools in the nearby villages of La Ventana and El Sargento The organization has funded new bathrooms for the schools built shade roofs for play areas and purchased needed supplies Stephen says he has children on his mind full time now his own He and wife Shahnaz have a seven year old daughter and two year old triplets born New Year s Day 2009 My job lately has been husband and father more than anything else It s a big change and it s made it more difficult to be as involved as we d like to be in the business Although they call San Rafael Calif home Stephen and Shahnaz make the trek to Mexico at least twice a year for a month or two each time But having triplets is really a full time job It has taken over our lives he said The three girls arrived in a perfect storm of baby making We were in the Napa Valley trying to have one more

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  • Suzannah Libby
    Limited Residency Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Master of Science in Counseling Limited Residency Master of Education Limited Residency Ph D Program Education Teacher Preparation Financial Aid Costs and How to Pay Apply Online True Cost Calculator Instant Decision Day Connect Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Directory Departments Offices Experience News Events Publications Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Donor Recognition Meet our Staff My Prescott Calendar Email Search Quicklinks Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Suzannah Libby Connect Home Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Submit A Profile Directory Departments Offices Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Connect Highlights Preschool Director Prescott College Affiliation Alumni Program lowres Area of Study Integrated Art Graduation Year 2011 Area of Expertise Early childhood education expressive arts childhood play nature education Business Gartendale Current Job Director Location Flagstaff AZ As much as artist and educator Suzannah Libby loves children play art and nature it was a book that inspired her degree plan in the Limited Residency Undergraduate Program I chanced upon my first of David Sobel s books Beyond Echophobia Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education while perusing the Prescott College bookstore during my Limited Residency Undergraduate orientation writes Suzannah Up to that point I simplistically thought children still generally played outdoors She s not kidding when she describes her new pre school Gartendale designed and built as part of her mentored studies in Integrated Art as magically tucked into the heart of Flagstaff offering a unique garden and art rich program designed to nurture the development of the inspired creative and happy child in nature In its first year Gartendale was voted Flagstaff s Most Delightful Garden for Children by the local chapter of the Arizona Native Plant Society Flagstaff writer Dana Smith visited Gartendale in full summer and described it in his blog The High Country Gardener this way a series of isles not just plots but raised islands floating in a sea of green grass amongst stream beds of smooth pebbles Looming above the canopy is a venerable maple and toward the back of the garden is an immense willow along with fruit trees near the front is a bed called the fairie garden surrounded by a mud and wattle fence like some kind of primitive dwelling with walls slightly askew and out of kilter the bed is filled with berries herbs and flowers a potpourri of tastes sights and aromas of lavender mint and lemon balm In any season this is just the child sized environment Suzannah intended for free play gentle crafts story time naps in the tea house raking leaves fresh fruit sandwiches or a soothing cup of taco soup That nature and art are now considered therapy for children concerns Suzannah Meanwhile state officials contemplate literacy standards and definitions of academic rigor for three

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