News from the Hill August 18, 2014 | back to index
As Andover Newton heads into the new academic year, a number of new faces are showing up in offices around campus, including Admissions, Institutional Advancement, and the Franklin Trask Library.
Jonah Beukman joined Institutional Advancement on July 1 in the new position of Development Assistant. Jonah majored in English at Clark University and has worked in Development at his alma mater as well as the YMCA of Greater Boston, the Big Sister Association of Boston, and the Brookline Community Foundation. He helps part-time at the Congregational Church of Needham and has extensive volunteer experience in the areas of disabilities advocacy and repro-ductive rights.
Sandra Davidow is acting Director of Development during Ruth Edens’ maternity leave. Sandra is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University and Lasell College who has worked in de-velopment at the Greater Boston Food Bank and the Hebrew Senior Life Rehabilitation Center. She has worked on special development projects for the Handel & Haydn Society, United Way of Massachusetts, and the Boston Children’s Museum, and she was most recently an account rep-resentative for the WGBH Educational Foundation.
The Rev. Nancy Lois ’11 joined the Franklin Trask Library as Co-Director and Public Services Librarian on Aug. 11. She brings with her 15 years of library leadership experience in public li-braries and higher education settings, most recently as reference librarian at Holyoke Community College. She is currently part-time Senior Minister at Berkshire Community Church (Congrega-tionalist) in Richmond. As Co-Director, Nancy succeeds Diana Yount, who retired after 38 years’ service in the library and continues as a part-time volunteer.
Melissa Pace ‘14 began a one-year term as Admissions Counselor on Aug. 4, to succeed Aaron Stockwell ’13. Melissa received her M.Div. with a Certificate in Ethics & Social Justice and is completing a Certificate in Religion & Conflict Transformation Mediation through the BTI. A Western Mass native, Melissa is a long-time leader in the Metropolitan Community Church, writes for LA Family magazine, has taught in Ghana and Cambodia, and is a former residential assistant manager for Ability Beyond Disability in Bethel, Connecticut.