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Spring 2022

The Inauguration of Milagros Peña The Inauguration of President Milagros Peña

Celebrating the Sixth President of Purchase College

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

Jaya Lakshmi '99

Cleaning the Air with Chemistry

Jaya Lakshmi ’99

Lee Schlesinger Broadview Backstory

Professor Lee Schlesinger

Ronen Marmur '91

The Path to Med School Via Purchase

Ronen Marmur ’90

@PurchaseCollegeGarden The Purchase College Garden


Then and Now: Music Festivals

April Showers music festival on the mall with Henry Moore sculpture, mid-1990s.

Culture Shock 2022 in the Stood


April Showers, which began in 1993, was the predecessor to Culture Shock.


After a two-year pandemic pause, Culture Shock returned this year. Inclement weather brought it indoors to the Stood, but the energy and excitement raged. 

View a gallery of Culture Shock 2022 photos.