This year’s Distinguished Alumni Awards luncheon and reunion at the Del Rey Yacht Club on October 17 brought both laughter and tears, as the three honorees reflected on how their Antioch experience has impacted their lives and careers. Over 130 alumni, faculty, staff, family and friends were on hand to celebrate
Amelia Williamson (’05 MAOM), President’s Award for Distinction in Professional Accomplishment;
David Durand (’12 MAEd), Alumni Association Award for Community Service and Activism; and Cindy Short (’09 BA), Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Service to the University.
Williamson is CEO and Chief Strategist of AWA Consults, the former President of the Magic Johnson Foundation, and current Board Chair for both Liberty Hill Foundation and Social Action Partners. Durand is Site Director of New Earth YouthBuild, an educational leadership program for at-risk young people including incarcerated youth in LA County probation camps. Short is Associate Director and Boyle Heights Site Director for the Bridge Program, AULA’s humanities education program for low-income adults.