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Keene State Alumni Make a Difference

You’ll find them around the country and around the world, and in every career track. They were motivated and inspired by our faculty and they are driven by Keene State’s motto: Enter to learn – go forth to serve. They are making a difference and they are proud of it.

Heidi Welch '96

Heidi Welch '96
Heidi Welch '96

Not only was Heidi Welch the New Hampshire State Teacher of the Year in 2012, she attended a ceremony at the White House in April as one of four finalists for the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) National Teacher of the Year award.

Heidi teaches 9–12 grade music at Hillsboro-Deering High School in Hillsboro, NH, and is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). She returns to her alma mater this fall as an adjunct professor. More


Anthony Bishop '94

Anthony Bishop '94
Anthony Bishop '94

Ever wonder how the elaborate Super Bowl halftime shows are produced? Just ask Anthony Bishop ’94, art director for the 2012 halftime extravaganza. With more than 111,000,000 viewers, Anthony organized a halftime show that featured a parade of centurions, heavy-metal seraphim, men walking on men, bleacher-bouncing gymnasts, tightrope dancing by a man in a toga, and Madonna’s own cheerleaders, all on a tiered stage pulsing with light. Where did Anthony get his start? He was a theatre and dance major at Keene State College! More


Jennifer Dunnington '93

Jennifer Dunnington '93
Jennifer Dunnington '93

According to Jennifer Dunnington ’93, there are some advantages to studying film at Keene State where the classes are small. Jennifer brought many interests and talents to KSC, including music and dance, but eventually settled in as a film major. Because of the size of KSC classes, Jennifer was able to explore several aspects of movie making and combine her interests, finding her niche as a motion picture music editor. She now works closely with composers, directors, and picture editors throughout the editing process, to maintain the integrity and power of the music in a film. And Jennifer has built quite a portfolio of projects since leaving Keene State. She put the music in Hugo, The Departed, and The Hobbit, among her many projects. More


Peter Beauchamp '06

Peter Beauchamp graduated in 2006 with a bachelor of arts in English. This fall, Peter begins a Karpatkin Fellowship at the American Civil Liberties Union, where he will work on civil rights lawsuits and policy initiatives as a member of the Racial Justice Program. Peter graduated summa cum laude from New York Law School (NYLS) in 2010, where he was an editor on the New York Law School Law Review, a John Marshall Harlan Honors Scholar, and a Racial Justice Project Fellow. His article, “Misinterpreted Justice: The Problematic Use of Islamic Legal Experts in American Trial Courts,” was published in the New York Law School Law Review and was recognized with the school’s graduation prize for the best published student writing. From 2010-2012, he was a law clerk to United States Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack of the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. He is currently a law clerk to United States District Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto of the Eastern District of New York.


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