July-August 2018 Alumni Update

Melanie Bond-Garrido (BA ’04) is an occupational therapist at Synergy Healthcare.

Andrey V. Ivanov (SEM ’03, BA ’01) is an assistant professor of history at University of Wisconsin–Platteville and a residential fellow (2018-2019) at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. His current book project, A Spiritual Revolution: The Impact of Reformation and Enlightenment in Orthodox Russia, 1700-1825 was featured in The New York Review of Books, the April 16, 2018 issue.

Fotini Alfieris (MA ’14, BA ’11), director of donor relations at Fresno State, was the subject of a GV Wire article August 24, 2018, on her efforts to establish an endowed scholarship for students who have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), or who have parents with the disease. gvwire.com/2018/08/24/gift-from-the-heart-helps-fresno-state-students-with-ms/

Eddy Aleman (MA ’05) began as general secretary by the Reformed Church in America’s General Synod in June 2018. He had served the denomination as director of strategic leadership development and coordinator of Hispanic ministries since 2014. He is a member of the Northwestern College Board of Trustees. siouxcityjournal.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/religion/general-secretary-of-rca-to-speak/article_2dd8fe4b-2414-56fa-9893-639ff83fd775.html