News and announcements for CAS alumni, faculty, and staff
News and announcements for CAS alumni, faculty, and staff
College of Arts and Science, Miami University
Alumni Update
August 2023
Students in the new Clinical Health Sciences and Wellness building
Students in a study lounge inside the beautiful new Clinical Health Sciences and Wellness facility
Chris Makaroff, Dean of CAS
From Dean Chris Makaroff
Dear Alumni and Friends:
This summer, I had the opportunity to meet and spend time with some of our alumni during my travels around the country, from Florida and Atlanta to DC, Cleveland, and New York. I am always impressed by the sheer variety and scope of their careers and accomplishments since graduating from CAS and Miami, and it's always a great reminder that there is no limit to what our graduates can (and very often do) achieve with their liberal arts education.
Jay Livingston '94, CMO of Shake Shack and our 2023 alumni speaker, put it this way last May in a video interview: "As an Arts and Science major, I got to explore a lot of different areas. [...] Many of the courses I took at Miami, but also the other things that I was involved in, kind of helped me hone in on what I was really interested in, what I liked and didn't like. And, you know, ultimately most successful careers are that combination of things you're good at with things you really enjoy, and if you can find that intersection, that's where the most fulfillment lies."
The stories I hear from our alumni like Jay about the various paths they took to arrive at their career success are always fascinating. Many of them echo his statement that it took a bit of trial and error, while others were fortunate enough to define their way forward from the get-go. Whichever course you have taken, I'd love to hear from you so we can highlight more of our alumni in future newsletters and on our relaunched CAS alumni website. Be sure to contact us with your stories, as we are hoping to feature more alumni in the months ahead.
In terms of future alumni, we are in the midst of preparation for the incoming Class of 2027, expected to arrive on campus on Move-in Day, Aug. 24. As always, they are an excellent, high achieving, enthusiastic group who are poised to make their mark at Miami over the next few years. If you would care to play a role in their Miami and CAS experience by mentoring, networking, visiting, providing career advice, or anything else, please let me know.
Best wishes as we close out summer and head into the fall. Please keep in touch.
Love and Honor,

CAS Top Stories

New Clinical Health Sciences and Wellness facility opens
New Clinical Health Sciences and Wellness facility opens; includes the Physician Associate Studies program, health clinics, speech pathology, nursing, and more. Take the tour!
Jay Livingston '94 video
Jay Livingston '94, CMO of Shake Shack and 2023 CAS alumni speaker, appears in a video to share how the arts and sciences inspired his successful business career.

CAS Student News and Spotlights

DSAC students with Dean Makaroff in Spring 2023
Having the dean's ear: DSAC students with Dean Makaroff in May 2023.
L to R: Petrina Duffour '23, Gabby Jones '25, Chris Makaroff, Bunsi Chapadia '23, Molly Guiberson '24, Peyton King '26, and Jessica Tachie '24.
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CAS Alumni News and Spotlights

Inside Washington Program 2023 with Steve Ricchetti '79
20 students from Miami's Inside Washington Program, led by Annie-Laurie Blair, held an in-depth discussion at the White House with Steve Ricchetti '79 (Western), counselor to President Biden, chairman of the Biden 2020 presidential campaign, and one of Miami’s most prominent alums working in politics today. Students also participated in discussions with:
  • Courtney Subramanian ’07 (Journalism and History), the White House correspondent for the Los Angeles Times 
  • Courtney Cochran ’10 (International Studies), a top staffer to House Democratic Whip Katherine Clark, D-MA.
Emily Tate Sullivan '16
Tate Sullivan '16
Megan Zahneis '19
Zahneis '19
Beckie Supiano '06
Supiano '06

CAS Faculty and Staff News and Spotlights

Cricket Meehan
Cricket Meehan, director of the Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs, is helping Miami make big changes in the way schools approach mental health and wellness.
Liz Wilson and Rodney Coates
Liz Wilson, professor of Comparative Religion, and Rodney Coates, professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, are the first two Miami faculty scholars to be published in The Conversation, a not-for-profit media outlet, since Miami's contract began in April. They were the top authors this May for their respective articles on:
Coates was also featured in a CNN article that highlights the Black sitcoms of the 1970s and what is missing from today's TV programs.
Other CAS faculty members featured (or soon to be featured) in The Conversation:
Other Faculty News
Matthew Crain
Michele Currie Navakas
Anna Radke
Noriko Reider
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