Bryn Athyn College Alumni Magazine Fall/Winter 2017-18 - Page 38

ALUMNI running GIVING header ALUMNI MILESTONES Anna Woofenden and David Howlett were married in May of 2017 A group of students from the class of 2020 cram for exams in the Swedenborg Library's new sound-proof study pod. From left: Robert Breitner, Shauna Breen, Dustin White, and Isaac Syre. SnapCab Study Pod In September a new addition to the Bryn Athyn College campus was unveiled—or rather, built— under the curious eye of students studying in the library. A glass-walled study pod was erected within the span of only a few hours, situated on the main floor of the Swedenborg Library between the stacks and the public computers. This state-of-the-art pod was donated to the College by Glenn Bostock, CEO of SnapCab, a company that specializes in paneling systems. Just one of the innovative products that Glenn and his team provide to schools, museums, and businesses, the study pod is a generous gift that BAC students now utilize daily. This study pod allows students to work collaboratively and distraction-free in an open workspace environment that still provides the privacy needed to focus on the task at hand. The SnapCab pod is moveable and includes furniture, lighting, power, ventilation, a tempered glass door, and acoustic paneling to provide soundproofing. The mobility and size of these pods allows for an easy fit into possible future locations, such as the Doering Center, residence halls, and Pendleton Hall. Thanks to Glenn and SnapCab, the College now enjoys this beautiful and highly useful addition to campus! To see the study pod in person, visit the Swedenborg Library and take a look during business hours (brynathyn.edu/swedenborg-library). 38 | F A L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 7 - 1 8 1940s 1990s Lois C. Asplundh passed into the spiritual world on August 19, 2017, at the age of 89. Fred Odhner (AA ‘49) passed into the spiritual world on October 19, 2017, at the age of 88. 1950s Kurt P. Nemitz (AA ’58) completed a draft in June of the first English translation that has ever been made of Swedenborg’s index to Spiritual Experiences (formerly known as Spiritual Diary). 1960s Dale E. Glenn passed into the spiritual world on August 20, 2017. 1980s Normandy Alden has a studio in upstate N.Y. where she makes elegant porcelain tableware and vessels (www. normandyalden.com), having earned her Master of Fine Arts in ceramics in 2014 from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Much of her work is inspired by the rural landscape where she lives, which is on a family-run, grass-fed beef and pork operation known as Cairncrest Farm (www. cairncrestfarm.com). Bill McDonald (AA ‘84) began a new position as vice president of national sales at Clear Channel Outdoor. Hugo D. Henderson (BA ’92) passed into the spiritual world on February 6, 2017, at the age of 81. Suzanne Nelson (AA ’80) was recently named the dean of students at Bryn Athyn College. Lance Pendleton is now the chief innovation officer at William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.