5th Reunion Year

Lisa Fierstein’s documentary, The Presence Project, was accepted into Thirteen WNET New York’s short film contest! The documentary follows the partnership between Meghan Murray, a studio art major at Skidmore College and Beacon Pointe Memory Care, a senior living community for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Through the power of images, Meghan captures the residents’ personality in a fleeting moment in time, and honors them for who they were and who they are now. The Presence Project hopes to bring awareness about the fragility of memory, and to close the gap between the older and younger generations because no matter how old you are or how sharp your memory is, everyone has a story to tell.

Elizabeth Friedman graduated from Kenyon College last year and started the Teacher Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. During the program, she student taught in two classrooms in West Philadelphia, first in kindergarten and then in second grade. In May, she graduated with a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. She looks forward to soon teaching in a classroom of her own!