Alumni Stories

Media, Sports Entertainment

Nykia Wright

Nykia Wright T'09, an Atlanta native and newcomer to the news business, comes to the job with a background in consulting, the instincts of a problem-solver, and a work ethic honed from childhood.

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Best Practices

How to Make a Successful Startup Pitch

In her seven years as a venture partner at LaunchCapital in Cambridge, Mass., Heather Onstott T’07 has heard about 1,000 pitches from startups.

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Media, Sports Entertainment

The Creator

By taking extra time to research and develop ideas and lean on fellow writers as a sounding board, Greg Thompson T'92 figured out a way to write on his own.

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Hospitality

Local Love: Jarett Berke T'17 is New Owner of Lou’s Restaurant in Hanover

Marine helicopter pilot Jarett Berke T’17 is keeping the spirit of the local landmark alive.

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Education

Collette Chilton

Williams College chief investment officer Collette Chilton T’86 is helping deliver big returns for the Little Ivy.

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Media, Sports Entertainment

The Financier

Peter Lengyel T’64 always knew he wanted to work in the movie business, but it took him nearly 35 years of working in finance to get there.

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Consulting

Michaela LeBlanc Weber

Several times a month, Michaela (LeBlanc) Weber T’15 trades in her business suit for a bright orange jumpsuit, hard hat, and steel-toed boots.

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Technology

Work Hard, Dream Big

From Buffalo to the boardroom, Yancey Spruill T’97 has found the formula for success.

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Consulting

Peter Raskind

After guiding National City Corp through the financial crisis, Peter Raskind D’78, T’79 found civic engagement in confronting two of Cleveland's public crises—for the sum total of $2.

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Media, Sports Entertainment

The Documentarian

Despite having no formal training in film, Jim Butterworth T'91 co-founded NakedEdge Films, a production company whose documentaries have earned an Oscar, two duPonts, and four Emmy nominations.

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Entrepreneurship

Juliet Horton

With Everly, Juliet Horton T’14 is changing how couples plan their wedding

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