William Santiago (B.F.A., historic preservation, 2012) was hired to the preservation team at Tidewater Preservation in Savannah.
Sheryl Davis (M.A., historic preservation, 2012) continues to expand her involvement with music heritage sites. She recently launched “Re:Muse-icology” through Twitter and Facebook to create a social media network of people interested in music heritage. She also serves as the preservation consultant for The Circle G Foundation, a new non-profit dedicated to saving and rehabilitating Elvis Presley’s Circle G Ranch in Horn Lake, MS, and as social media coordinator for Friends of Bertramka, the Mozart Soceity of America’s stateside efforts to help fundraise for the restoration of Villa Bertramka, an important Mozart landmark in Prague.
Brandon Geppi (B.F.A., historic preservation, 2012) was hired as a conservation specialist for Conrad Schmitt Studios, Inc., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Margaret Puglisi (M.F.A., historic preservation, 2012) was hired by the Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery (Washington, DC) as Vice-President.
Margret Wilhelm (M.F.A., historic preservation, 2012) was hired as Assistant Project Engineer at The Christman Company, Washington D.C..
Sam Beetler (M.F.A., historic preservation, 2011) was hired as a conservation technician for the Department of Cemeteries, City of Savannah. He performs conservation techniques on a variety of different materials and objects throughout five cemeteries owned by the city of Savannah. His responsibilities include the conservation of box tombs, headstones, tablets, cribbing and coping, mausoleums, ornamental ironwork, masonry repointing, and repair..
Chuck Douglas (M.F.A., historic preservation, 1993) serves as the site coordinator for the Archibald Smith Plantation House (c. 1845). This is an important example of antebellum vernacular architecture located near Atlanta in Rosewell, Georgia. Chuck has worked at the plantation for 11 years.
Scott Power (M.F.A., historic preservation, 1987) serves as regional director for the North Carolina Historic Preservation Office in Greenville, NC. He has been working there for 21 years. Additionally, he has taught courses at East Carolina University, Pitt Community College and Edgecombe Community College. With his wife Jane, they own a small business selling vintage and southern artwork. See southernfinearts.com.
Bruce Blanchard (B.F.A., historic preservation, 1985) continues his work with the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now Historic New England). He has been with the esteemed preservation organization for 20 years. His position as preservation carpentry foreman has him supervise work for the 36 historic properties maintained by HNE. Bruce and his wife Cynthia celebrated their twentieth anniversary at the same historic 1785 Rocky Hill Meeting House, in Amesbury, Massachusetts, where they have served as caretakers for many years.
Matthew Hayes (M.A., historic preservation, 2011) presented his poster, “Preserving the Historic Stadia, Ballparks and Arenas of the Americas” at the 2012 US/ICOMOS International Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, in May.
Amanda Herrick (M.A., historic preservation, 2010) was named director of education at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach (Florida) in April 2012.
Jordan Poole (B.F.A. and M.A., historic preservation, 2004) was named director of the Paradise Garden Foundation in north Georgia. The foundationis committed to preserve, maintain and showcase Rev. Howard Finster’s visionary artistic site.
Michael Wagler (B.F.A., historic preservation, 2004) became the Main Street Iowa state coordinator in May. Michael had served on the downtown resource center team since 2006 as a design specialist. Michael is a member of the next generation of Main Street leaders, with a unique opportunity to lead Main Street Iowa to exciting new levels.
Chloe Castro (M.F.A. historic preservation, 2010) and Melanie Markowicz (M.F.A., historic preservation, 2011) participated in coursework at SCAD Hong Kong and were instrumental with the writing and producing of Tilting the Lens: Telling the Story of Sham Shui Po. This book highlights the vibrant life of the neighborhood where the Hong Kong campus is located.
Katy Van Doninck (M.A., historic preservation, 2011) completed the eLearning program in March 2011 and relocated to Edenton, North Carolina where she serves as the Edenton town planner, handling planning needs and acting as a liaison with the historic district commission.
Melanie Markowicz (M.F.A., historic preservation, 2011) joined Preservation Wayne in Detroit, Michigan, where she will be working on historic preservation advocacy initiatives, protecting Detroit’s historic resources, advocating for healthy urbanism and maintaining and fostering community identity through preserving Detroit’s architectural and cultural heritage.
Adrienne Birge-Wilson (M.F.A., historic preservation, 2011) has taken a position as Marketing Project Manager for Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area located from Gettysburg to Monticello Virginia.
Travis Rose (M.F.A., historic preservation, 2010) has accepted the position of Managing Director of the Governor William Owsley House Museum in Lancaster, Kentucky.
Danielle Meunier (B.F.A., historic preservation, 2010) has been named Preservation and Education Coordinator for the Historic Preservation Foundation.