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People on the go
Amy Glynn, left, and Dulany Reeves
WEN is now|
With plenty in common, Amy Glynn '89 and Dulany Reeves '97 forged a friendship, a classic Colgate connection between an alum with experience and an undergraduate with aspirations.
Amy helped Dulany when she began the interview process. They talked regularly. Teamwork, mentor-ing and connections were all part of the plan.
The same concepts are behind the Womens Executive Network, the first Internet-based full service recruiting and placement company for women. Glynn is the chief executive officer, Reeves is regional manager of the western division. Tag Glynn '96 is another regional manager, while Paul Tutun '89, described as "a genuine advocate for women," is the company's attorney, specializing in Internet startup companies.
During reunion the foursome passed out hats and WENetwork tchochkes while spreading the word about the impending launch of the website (http://www.thewen.com) that strives "to offer women the opportunity to achieve their full career potential."
More than headhunting, WEN seeks to connect women with and across all industry lines who will be active partners in sharing ideas and coaching each other in aspects of "career-pathing."
"We want to bring team dynamics into the workplace," said Glynn, who played soccer and has 10 years of experience on Wall Street. The teamwork, work ethic and competitive drive learned from playing sports is clearly an asset in today's corporate environment.
"The U.S. women's soccer team broke the grass ceiling this summer. Now WEN wants to help break the glass ceiling." Reeves, also a Colgate athlete, lettered four years in women's lacrosse.
Said Reeves, "There is a sincere passion and energy driving WEN. All of those involved genuinely believe in the cause and the business plan."
WEN is currently building membership. Although not yet complete, http://www.thewen.com is now accepting membership applications. The website will be completed this fall, after which it will provide an informative source for job listings, business networking information, career advice and the opportunity to research and discuss issues facing professional women at various phases in their careers.
WENetwork will also help companies develop relationships, rather than just matching a person to a position. The goal is to assist corporations in creating a more diversified workforce by helping them to attract and retain qualified women. Through a partnership with companies, universities, associations and individuals, WEN can use the Internet as a singular marketing opportunity.
Amy Glynn and Dulany Reeves have teamed up to ensure women have every opportunity. JH
Dr. Howard Goldstein '55
Having his turn|
Dr. Howard Goldstein '55 is in the business of "making information for doctors to use." As director of pathology at Nyack Hospital in New York since 1987, he and his staff of 90 interpret results from myriad medical tests at the 375-bed teaching facility.
"We have to be able to work with physicians of every specialty, know their lingo," said the busy pathologist. "Right now I'm looking through a microscope at slides of biopsied prostate tissue and I find the man has cancer."
Heavily involved in his medical community, Goldstein chairs the hospital's ethics committee and serves on the continuing education committees, often lecturing on his work and interests. A consultant to the NYS Board for Professional Medical Conduct, "which sounds serious, and it is," he also chairs the Professional Standards Review Council of America Inc. He's also on the faculty of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.
Whether at the hospital or visiting junior high school science classes, Goldstein takes a decidedly different teaching approach. He recently presented the case of Tiny Tim from A Christmas Carol as a medical mystery, going to all the bookstores in town to copy pictures of the characters and researching pediatric books of the 1830s.
"I asked the doctors, what was Tiny Tim's diagnosis? Could it have been child abuse, TB or a congenital disease? Look at Bob Cratchit, would he abuse this little boy? What diseases were prevalent in London then?"
Kids, especially his own, are another big focus for Goldstein. In the East Ramapo School District, where his 14 1/2-year-old twins Jacob and Rachel attend (he also has two adult daughters), Goldstein serves on the board of the Teachers' Center and the Superintendent's Council. He is also proud of his national level soccer coaching diploma -- achieved at age 64 -- and enjoys coaching the Ramapo Valley Tornadoes.
Nyack Hospital recently recognized Goldstein's contributions by naming him 1999 Physician of the Year, at its 13th annual physicians' ball in New York City. The award was "pleasantly embarrassing," he admitted. "Usually I'm in the audience. It was my turn, I guess.
"I feel that my every day's work has meaning and that I am making a contribution to patient care by bringing the most current scientific understanding of disease to my medical community, my colleagues and their patients. It has been a privilege to be in medicine. We have a great group here and we make a positive impact." RAC
Sharing nature, playing in the woods
Wade Shelton '99 spent the summer after graduation reaching out to young people and sharing the importance of West Virginia's unique natural areas. As The Nature Conservancy's 1999 Columbia Energy Environmental Stewardship Intern, Shelton criscrossed the state for three months.
"I put 12,000 miles on my car."
In the office a few days a week, he designed a brochure for one of the conservancy's preserves. In the field, he performed conservation work such as posting boundaries, trail maintenance and participating in a rare plant study.
"The conservancy got permission from a farmer to fence off an area of a bog in the middle of his cow pasture, to let rare plants recover. We discovered Jacob's ladder, for one."
Shelton has had a longstanding interest in the outdoors and the environment. "Growing up, I did a lot of hiking with my dad, and I majored in environmental biology at Colgate. Professor Pinet's Ecology, Ethics and Wilderness course was a big focal point for me." Now he's studying resource ecology as a graduate student at Duke.
During his Nature Conservancy internship, Shelton also led environmental education tours for school, business and community groups on three different preserves.
Ice Mountain Preserve in Hampshire County, where 38-degree air blows constantly from vents at the bottom of a rock slope, became an ideal place to take groups of students from the West Virginia School for the Deaf & Blind in Romney.
"Not only is Ice Mountain an extraordinary natural environment, but it also is a very sensory place, with countless opportunities to touch, smell, hear and experience things not normally found in this part of the world," Shelton said. "We knew the mountain would be an exciting place for young people, especially those with vision or hearing impairments." During the trips, the students learned about conservation practices and identified rare plants, some of which are normally found only in colder, high-altitude climates.
"It was nervewracking for me to design the hike, but it worked out better than I ever could have hoped."
While at times the job could get lonely -- his home base was the small town of Elkins -- Shelton said he gained valuable networking experience, an appreciation of what working for a conservancy is like and, best of all: "I got paid to play in the woods." RAC
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