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Antija Allen

Antija Allen (Ed.D. ‘18)

"There are students who make sacrifices to purchase textbooks...because they want to succeed so badly." The Tennessee Board of Regents awarded Antija Allen (Ed.D. ‘18), Assistant Professor at Pellissippi State, a grant to create free learning materials to reduce the cost of buying textbooks.

Ara Brown

Ara Brown (M.Ed. '02)

Ara Brown (M.Ed. '02) is the new Upper School Director at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, CA.

Aliya Chisti

Aliya Chisti (M.A. ‘16)

Aliya Chisti (M.A. ‘16) was elected to the Board of Trustees to the City College of San Francisco.

Yvonne Thevonot

Yvonne Thevenot (M.Ed. ‘20)

HackerNoon named Yvonne Thevenot (M.Ed. ‘20, @experentiadocet) as one of “200 Black Women In Tech To Follow on Twitter.”

Alison Villanueva

Alison Villanueva (Ph.D. ‘13)

Alison Villanueva (Ph.D. ‘13) is the new superintendent of the Watertown School District in Connecticut.

Nicole Washington

Nicole Washington (M.A. '11)

Nicole Washington (M.A. '11) is the new vice chairperson of the Miami Dade College Board of Trustees.

Alumni Awards

2021 Alumni Awards

Help us celebrate the varied accomplishments of the TC alumni community by submitting nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award, Early Career Award and Alumni Award for Outstanding Service by February 12.


#TCMade is a monthly spotlight of alumni books, apps, art or other projects. If you have a work you'd like to share with the TC community, send them to with the subject line "#TCMade."

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