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by Nancy Shafer Felice '71

Nancy Shafer Felice ’71 says, “One of the most important lessons I learned at IC was how to take a leap of faith. That’s how I moved from a small town in central New York to Minneapolis, became a copywriter instead of an English teacher, and left a steady job at an ad agency to start my own freelance business 10 years ago. I’m...

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by Elizabeth Weismantel Sciola '00, M.S. 01'

Elizabeth “Lisa” Weismantel Sciola ’00, M.S. ’01, lives in New Hampshire, where she works as an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist specializing in dance. She is just starting to focus on photography as a hobby; this photo was taken at her first night photo shoot.

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Growth, evolution, energy, response, reproduction, order, and regulation. These are the seven requisites for life, as well as specific scientific terms. And they were the inspiration for a 25-foot-by-35-foot living scientific sculpture — basically an enormous — created by Jon Karafin ’04 and displayed at police headquarters in...

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by Kathryn Cooper '06

The outdoors is one of my favorite things to photograph, and when I was in Italy not long ago, I saw this opportunity and had time to snap just one shot. While on the serpentine roads of the Amalfi coast, our bus came to a stop and I saw the beautiful composition for a picture. I hesitated, then reached into my camera bag and took this picture by framing half...

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by Joe Palmieri '53

I won a Nikon SLR in a sales contest in 1973. Although I have been taking photos since high school days, I really got into "shooting" with the prize Nikon. I shot the photo of my son and his dog at about 6:30 a.m. at Deep Creek Lake in far western Maryland. The fog was just beginning to lift, the day was quiet. I did not think that anything would...

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