Matt Maley '90 and Chelle Baldwin '91 on Food Network's Gingerbread Showdown and Devonnie Black '...

Bring on the Heat

Three Purchase alumni recently appeared on reality television, competing in the food arena, but the real story is their creativity, artistry, and drive to pursue their passion in whatever form it takes.

Gingerbread Showdown: Matt Maley ’90 & Chelle Baldwin ’91   |   Next Level Chef: Devonnie Black ’12


Claribel Ortega '10 and Nora Raleigh Baskin '83

Unexpected Outcomes

Two authors find their groove writing critically acclaimed books for middle grade and teen audiences.

Claribel Ortega ’10    |    Nora Raleigh Baskin ’83


Jess Frost '93

Jess Frost ’93 Recreates the Supportive Arts Community of Purchase

She’s the first executive director of the Arts Center at Duck Creek

Creating Community