After Apple released the iPad in 2010, Simon Baumer ’05 and Paul Canetti ’05 saw a need for magazine publishers to be able to distribute their material using the new format. That same year they founded MAZ Digital, a platform that enables publishers to create and sustain their own app.
While competing in the Baltimore Running Festival in 2011, Erin Michael ’05 noticed how few hand cyclists there were in the race. As a physical therapist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Michael helps rehabilitate patients with spinal cord injuries, and it occurred to her during the race that her patients might benefit from participating in it.
This past fall, Dan Jones ’12 returned to campus to put on a show featuring a puppet. But this wasn’t a children’s show. It was an adaptation of Jerome Bixby's classic short story “It’s a Good Life,” which was the basis for a Twilight Zone episode.
The first vehicle that Jusan Hamilton ever drove was a tractor, meandering around in his backyard in Ithaca. He was three years old. Now, less than six months after graduating from Ithaca College with dual degrees in integrated marketing communications and sociology, Hamilton spends his days rubbing shoulders with the likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, and Matt Kenseth.
As a junior at Ithaca College, Rochelle Frankson ’13 was already involved in cancer research, contributing data to the collective knowledge the world has about the disease. Frankson’s work may eventually help lead to advances in cancer treatment. “Using the skills that I’ve developed to solve a problem that so many people are facing is a good way to use my time on earth,” she said.
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