Wednesday Night Live: Alumni Panel

November 20, 2013 - 7:00pm
RCAH Theater
362 Bogue Street
East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, RCAH students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the RCAH Alumni Panel, the fourth installment in the Wednesday Night Live series.

About the RCAH Alumni Panel: 

From Snyder-Phillips to communities far and wide, RCAH alumni share how their commitment to the arts, humanities, and civic engagement has grown into fulfilling careers. Join us in welcoming the following recent graduates:


Carlee Forbes

Carlee Forbes, RCAH class of 2011, is now a graduate student at the University of Florida. She graduated with her MA in spring 2013 and is now continuing with her PhD. While at the UF, Carlee has been involved with the planning, design, and implementation of a traveling exhibition called Kongo across the Waters. Carlee is currently working as a TA in a new course titled, "What is the Good Life?" a cross-disciplinary humanities course that is now required for all UF freshmen. In addition to her academic pursuits, Carlee is also the colorguard instructor for the University of Florida's marching band.

Matthew Swartz

Since graduating from the RCAH in 2011, Matt Swartz has moved to New York City to pursue his education and his dreams. Matt graduated with a Masters from Columbia School of Social Work in May, and is currently working as a therapist at a drug treatment program, where he provides individual and group counseling to those with the most acute mental health issues, including schizophrenia and bi-polar disorders. While he was at school, Matt worked as a Correctional Therapist at Rikers Island (the nation's second biggest prison and most popular Law and Order scenic location), Queens Drug Treatment Court, and VIP Community Services, a multimodal service organization in the Bronx.

Matt has also made sure that his passion for the arts is not eclipsed by his passion for his work: since moving to New York, Matt has done live stand up, improvisational comedy at several theaters in the city, acted, and directed and produced 3 experimental theater productions. The most recent, "Process Recordings", is a piece that explores the journey of becoming a social worker, and highlights the social justice issues that are dealt with in his profession daily. Through all this, Matt has always kept a special place in his heart for the RCAH, and found away to keep his art an inseparable part of his career and his life.

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