2017 Alumni Association Elections

Elected candidates will serve a three-year term. Voting closes on June 1, 2017.

This year the Nominating Committee and the Board made the decision to bring forward 5 candidates for the 5 open positions.  An election is nonetheless required in the Alumni Association bylaws; you may cast or withhold your vote for each candidate. Election results will be announced during Reunion 2017 at the Alumni Association meeting on Saturday, July 15.

Would you like to be considered for the Board or wish to nominate an Antiochian for the 2018 elections? Make your nomination online.

Alumni Association Voting

Nathan Bowles '73 - Charleston, West Virginia
Nate Bowles
A desire to give back and make the benefits of an Antioch education available to new generations motivates me to serve on the Antioch Alumni Board. The Board sees to Antioch College’s viability, thus enabling Antioch to continue to provide a unique educational experience for ongoing generations of students who, like us, want more than a traditional college offers. Antioch appealed to me as a high school senior because it recognized the value of work experience. At Antioch I learned how to think critically, how to listen, and to respect views I did not share personally. As one professor said, “Not just by reading, but by reading and thinking.” Antioch also brings together students from different hometowns and backgrounds, and to make friends with each other.
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Nivia Quinones Butler '88 - Brooklyn, New York
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I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, home to the Big Apple (yes, Brooklyn is definitely one of those slices), the Brooklyn Nets, and soon to be a smaller version of Katz's Deli (can't wait...yay!). Graduated from Edward R. Murrow High School and then this big city girl ended up in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Yellow Springs and Antioch took some getting used to, which is probably why I flunked out my first year. Soon thereafter, I realized Antioch was my home so I went to community college for one year to earn the credits necessary to get back to the school I would proudly call my Alma Mater. I graduated with a degree in Human Services and worked for the City of New York Child Welfare Administration. In 1991, I began working for the City's public hospital in one of their diagnostic and treatment centers as a Caseworker. It was during my tenure here that I pursued my graduate degree from Columbia University School of Social Work with a concentration in Health/Mental Health. In 1994, I married Mr. David Butler and by graduation day 1995, I was seven months pregnant with our first daughter, Sequoia. In 1997, my second beauty, Jasmin was born and I returned to work with the City's child welfare agency until 2007 when the itch to return to the public health sector called. In July 2016 I accepted a position at Mount Sinai St. Luke's as a Social Work Manager where I supervise a staff of 21 Master's level Social Workers. I can say with confidence that medical Social Work is my niche. I love the fast pace, the challenge of not knowing but finding out and the challenge of knowing and not wanting to know. I feel my experiences have helped me to become the person I am today, a stronger person. A leader who coaches, who guides, and who's inclusive. This all began with my Antioch.
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Robin Peppers Daniel '87 - Fort Mill, South Carolina
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I can say with certainty that my years at the College were some of the most productive of my life. Having spent all of my pre-collegiate life on the fringes of the campus (my mother worked at Antioch in the 60s and 70s), my earliest memories reside there. I believe that the resurrection of the college is vital to the Yellow Springs community and to the world at large. Antioch needs to be revitalized. Our country, in its current political and humanity crises, needs a resurgence of dissention and awareness of the human condition. I can see myself on this board helping rebuild this Horace Mann institution based on the founding principle "be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity." We need these young people and we need them now. Antioch can again rise to the challenge and be the catalyst for change. My background in higher education and finance allow me to see the alumni organization in both monetary and educational aspects. I'd love to be a part of the board.
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Jilana Ordman '98 (2nd term) - Chicago, Illinois
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Jilana graduated in 1998, and was happy to join the alumni/ae board for the first time in 2013. While adjuncting at a couple colleges in the Chicagoland area, she uses whatever time she can to be involved in board activities and does her best to volunteer at the college at least once a year. Throughout the year she also tries to ensure Antioch's new life by reaching out to less involved alumns. But to do a basic campaign spiel, the 90s, 00s and Nonstop alumns need a lobbyist that will work to appeal to them as well as to encourage/force the college to recognize them - so she's seeking to renew her board membership.
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David Vincent '65 (2nd term) - San Francisco , California
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David is an ardent Volunteer Work Project member. His contributions to campus renovations are innumerable and go above and beyond the typical scope of work. His leadership and dedication to the Bay Area alumni chapter and alumni in that region are a huge resource to the College. David is always sharing information about alumni and willing to reach out and help folks get re-engaged.
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