Key Alumni News

Key alumni consistently demonstrate a lifelong commitment to learning, a core value we work to ignite in our students, and are currently doing some truly amazing things around the world to serve their communities and make a difference.

  • Carl Snowden '71 is getting ready to publish his first book, entitled "Some People Watch Clocks to Tell What Time It Is, I Watch People to Know What Time It Is.” This book, featuring some of his newspaper columns, social media posts, and general thoughts "explores his fight against racism, poverty and his forays into politics that brought him close to current and former officials at all levels of government." Learn more about the book here. 

  • Nolan Smith '07, Director of Operations & Player Development for the Duke University Men's Basketball Team, was recently featured in The Athletic for his work in Durham, NC and around the country against police brutality and racial injustice.

  • The Atlantic Magazine recently highlighted "30 Movies That Are Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before," films described as "essential viewing."  Among these is "Rat Film," directed by Theo Anthony '08. "Anthony’s Rat Film is a journalistic work that doubles as a dreamy collage, a story of a city that incorporates tragedy, comedy, and grim legacy. After a late-night encounter with a rodent stuck in his trash can, Anthony finds himself exploring Baltimore’s history of rat infestations, which ties into housing segregation, redlining, urban neglect, and the city’s long-lasting problems with systemic racism. Incorporating the perspectives of city officials, community activists, and neighbors, Anthony turns a nonfiction project into a portrait of the home he loves, full of praise and regret."

  • Sarah Hinman '09 graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health with a Masters of Science in Public Health in Human Nutrition. She was also commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and joined the Pennsylvania National Guard as a field artillery officer. She recently got a civilian job as a Research Assistant with the Henry Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine working in the military food environment.

  • Maris Beigel, CFP®, CRPC® '10 recently achieved the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM designation, widely recognized as the standard of excellence for the financial planning profession. Maris works as a financial advisor in Annapolis helping families and businesses with retirement planning, education savings, investment strategies, and insurance protection.

  • Caileigh Feldman '10, along with her mother Elspeth Feldman (parent of two Key graduates), are collaborating on a six-part summer series for teens called "Kitchen TakeOver," focused on empowering teens who want to know how to prepare a fabulous meal that is delicious, nutritious, fresh and fast from the comfort of their very own kitchen this summer. The live classes are once a week and all classes are recorded for students to rewatch at their leisure.

  • Sade Martinez Cervantes '14 graduated on May 15th from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. She will be earning a Bachelors Degree in American Sign Language Interpretation and Transliteration which will make her a Spanish, English, ASL trilingual interpreter. Her goal is to become a medical interpreter. She plans on becoming fluent in 2 more languages (Arabic and LSM-Mexican Sign Language), and after a well deserved year break, will go back to school to attain a Masters Degree in International Development.

  • Michael Jackson '17, student and football player at the College of William & Mary, collaborated with one of his teammates to organize the Durham-Raleigh March Against Injustice while raising more than $20,000 for Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit in Montgomery, Ala., that provides legal assistance to those wrongly convicted of crimes. Read more about Michael's efforts and their success here.