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Alumni and Faculty Profiles

Bringing about a World that Ought to Be

At Friends Seminary, our mission is to "prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be." Each month, Friends will profile an alum or faculty member (current and former) who lets their life speak. Together these profiles tell the story of Friends Seminary's mission in action through the individuals who have spent time here.

List of 3 news stories.

  • Sean Grande '87 | Voice of the Boston Celtics

    Michael Mudho // Director of Alumni Relations
    Class of 1987 Friends alum and the “Voice of the Boston Celtics” reflects on his time at Friends and his career as a radio and television sportscaster.
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  • Ananya Gita '21

    While at Friends, I strived everyday to bring about a world that ought to be, only to realize that this work is much harder at college. First semester has flown by faster than I imagined. I have forged great friendships, engaged with new topics such as Puerto Rican debt and mahr in the Qur’an and enjoyed activities like goat yoga and calligraphy organized by the college social collective. I have learned from and loved the new experiences, from living in a triple to having meals in the dining hall and hosting karaoke night in a dorm.

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  • Stefanos Tai ’13 | Capturing Every Day Beauty on Film

    “In Hong Kong there are about 200,000 Filipina domestic workers. They work non-stop and many are abused, but in spite of their sacrifice and suffering, they dance wildly in  the streets on Sundays.” Stefanos Tai ’13 sought out to capture the beauty, grace and perseverance of these women while he was working as a commercial director in Hong Kong. Within three months of living there, he knew a film had to be made. The film we don’t dance for nothing combines still images with high-octane dance numbers, all shot on super 16 film, to tell the story of these women. The film is the world’s first of its kind.
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