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Alumni Spotlight - Elsa Heffernan ’04

 

For Class of 2004 alumna Elsa Heffernan, the heart of Sewickley Academy’s mission to inspire its students to pursue their full potential in the service of a greater good continues to play an important role in the way she lives her life and supports her community. 

On April 21, Elsa will run in the 118th Boston Marathon as a member of the HealthWorks Community Fitness team. In doing so, she aims to raise awareness and funds for its community fitness centers that cater to women and children in under-served communities throughout the Boston area. We are confident that Elsa’s passion for fitness and health and desire to make an impact in her community will carry her across the finish line – Go, Elsa!

How did you first get involved with Healthworks Community Fitness (HCF)?

A friend informed me that I could get involved in HCF through its marathon fundraiser.  I was itching for a chance to run, and because it would be for a cause that means so much to me, I applied and was accepted to be a member on the four-person team. 

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Alumni Spotlight - Beth Willman, Ph.D. '94

Beth Willman, Ph.D. (SA Class of 1994) is our Alumni Spotlight this week. Beth is currently the assistant professor of astronomy at Haverford College. She received her bachelor's in astronomy from Columbia University and her doctorate from the University of Washington.

She also has a galaxy named after her. Seriously! It's called Willman 1. In this blog, we pick her brain about her Academy experience and her career.

How and why did you become interested in astronomy?
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Her Life is a Zoo - Alumni Spotlight on Nikki Becich '09

Nikki Becich (Class of 2009) is our Alumni Spotlight this week. She is currently living in Ecuador working at the Bioparque Amaru Zoo. She has an amazing story and passion for conservation - and it all started here at Sewickley Academy!

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Alumni Spotlight - Jonathan Glance '93


Jonathan Glance (SA Class of 1993) is our Alumni Spotlight this week.

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