Mid-Hudson Valley People ‘On The Move’ – Notable Achievements For August 14, 2023
Sucharita Kanjilal’s notable appointment as assistant professor of anthropology at Bard College marks an exciting development in the academic landscape. The tenure-track role, set to commence in the 2023-24 academic year, underscores her dedication to advancing knowledge in the field. With a background as a former journalist from Mumbai, India, and a doctoral candidate in sociocultural anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles, Kanjilal brings a unique blend of experiences to her new position. Her dissertation project, “Home Chefs: Indian Housewives Produce for the Global […],” exemplifies her commitment to exploring cultural dynamics.
Stellar Additions to the Nonprofit Landscape
In a move that signals growth and progress, the CREATE Council on the Arts introduces new leadership and board members. Stella Yoon steps into the role of Executive Director, infusing the nonprofit with fresh perspectives and innovative strategies. With a background in design and strategy, Yoon’s experience in retail and photography industries positions her well to contribute to the intersection of artisanal craft and commerce. Her plans to foster community connections and facilitate collaborations with local businesses hold promise for bolstering economic development.
Adrianne Pierce, Shanatia Bygrave, and Marya Warshaw have been appointed to the nonprofit’s Board of Directors. Pierce, with a rich background in education and diverse initiatives, contributes a wealth of experience to the table. Bygrave, as the branch manager of Greylock Federal Credit Union and a certified financial coach, brings her financial expertise to further the nonprofit’s goals. Warshaw, as the Founding Executive/Artistic Director of BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, carries a legacy of leadership and innovation in the arts, showcasing the nonprofit’s commitment to multidimensional growth.
Recognizing Remarkable Contributions
Marya Warshaw, a distinguished figure in the arts landscape, receives due recognition for her remarkable contributions. Bard College honored her with the John Dewey public service award in 2019, and her accomplishments extend to the dance world, where she was twice bestowed the NY Dance & Performance Awards (“Bessies”). Her enduring dedication to the arts is exemplified through her strategic advisory role, offering guidance to independent artists and organizations, fostering both short-term and long-term growth.
Celebrating Local Achievements
“On the Move” stands as a platform to celebrate the professional accomplishments of local individuals. This segment serves as a reminder of the dynamism within the Mid-Hudson Valley community and highlights the achievements that contribute to its growth and vibrancy. To submit noteworthy achievements, individuals are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org with attached JPEG photos, providing concise details about the subject’s base, place of residence, and contact information.
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