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Heidi Pomfret '92
Howard Selinger '71

Changes in the CCT Family

By Alex Sachare

Alex Sachare '71

To help build alumni participation in the life of the College, the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development has undergone significant changes and growth in recent months. We will detail this growth, and introduce many of the people involved, in our next issue.

This is closer to home. Or rather, the CCT office.

I want to publicly acknowledge and thank someone who has been instrumental in the survival and growth of the magazine during the past seven years. Our masthead has listed Donna Satow as associate publisher, meaning that she has been involved in the business aspects of the magazine, such as advertising, coordination with printers, and the annual voluntary subscription drive. She had done much of this work before, in her professional life, and now she was doing it for Columbia, her second home, thanks to husband Phil '63 (an active alumnus and president of the CCAA, 1998–2000) and two of her children, Michael '88 and Julie '96.

What the masthead didn't say was that, in her part-time capacity, she also doubled as our Class Notes editor, responsible for coaxing and cajoling articles for each issue of the magazine from more than 60 volunteer class correspondents whose styles and personalities (and in some cases, handwriting) are as diverse as, well, Columbia itself. This was no mean feat, yet she did it with professionalism, a positive attitude and a warm smile that endeared her to all who came in contact with her. She was instrumental in keeping CCT up and running when it was short-staffed, and her experience was vital in the transition to a new editor.

Donna has left CCT in order to devote her time, energy and considerable skills to other pursuits, most notably The Jed Foundation (, a not-for-profit public charity that she and her husband have created to reduce the youth suicide rate and improve the mental health support provided to college students nationwide. We wish her only the best.

Starting with the November 2001 issue, CCT is now publishing six issues per year. To make this increased publication schedule possible, Lisa Palladino has been hired as associate director of communications/managing editor and Laura Butchy has been hired as staff writer/editor. Tim Cross, associate director of communications, will continue to contribute to CCT while taking on new responsibilities as director of electronic programs.

Lisa brings her considerable copy-editing skills to us from the Washington, D.C.–based American Society of Association Executives, where she edited its magazine and newsletters. She will play a prominent role in the planning, editing and production of CCT and contribute articles as well.

Laura, who is completing her M.F.A. in dramaturgy at the School of the Arts, worked part-time for CCT for two years before assuming her current position, where she has inherited many of Donna Satow's responsibilities in addition to general reporting. Part of her portfolio is serving as coordinator of our class correspondents.

CCT is pleased to welcome both into the College family.


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