Posted on Apr 29, 2016 in Alumni News and News
Welcome to our first installment—and, we hope, not the last!—of Jayhawks in the news!
Every week, we see so many great stories floating around the interwebs that feature Jayhawks and the great things they are doing. We post them on Facebook, share them on Twitter, shout them from the rooftops—but we know that not everyone uses all forms of social media, and that even if you do, you’re likely to miss more posts than you see.
So, we plan to start a regular feature right here on our website where you can find links to these stories and learn what your fellow alumni are up to these days.
Blue Man Group features KU graduate | Salina Journal
Ethan Golub, f’08, is a native of Providence, Rhode Island, who graduated with degree in music theory and then headed west to Los Angeles to study acting and comedy improvisation. He later auditioned for the Blue Man Group and has spent the past four years performing with the group. Read the full article.
Watch for future coverage in Kansas Alumni magazine about Golub.
Dr. Mylea Charvat’s tale of going from a PhD on an academic track to entrepreneur is as compelling as her product; so compelling, it’s what got her $1.5M in funding late last year. Learn how a car accident, a rude awakening about the state of medical care and a background in cognitive function research led Charvat, c’02, to launch a new company. Read the full article.
KU alumnus snags deal in ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ | University Daily Kansan
We featured a Q&A with Steven Blustein, b’09, g’11, earlier this month before he appeared on Shark Tank with his PrideBites co-founder, Sean Knecht. How’d they do? The duo scored big on the hit television show, making a deal with two investors that has helped kicked off their company. Read the full article.
Lawrence math teacher to appear on new reality competition show ‘Strong’ | Lawrence Journal-World
And in other reality show news, alumna Brittany Harrell-Miller, c’14, was selected for a new strength and conditioning competition series that pairs contestants with professional trainers to complete challenges. Read the full article.
We profiled Meredith Chait, c’14, j’14, on our blog last year, after she spent nine weeks volunteering in Tanzania. Now, the globetrotting graduate is in Latvia on a Fulbright Scholarship, where she’s been teaching English and hockey to children for the past eight months. Read the full article.
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