Change Agents in Education, Arts, and the Environment

Alumni recipients of the 2019 Joseph F. Wall ’41 Alumni Service Awards have ambitious plans for their $35,000 awards.

Juan Carlos Pérez Borja ’11, who founded Enseña Ecuador (Teach for Ecuador) in 2013, is developing a training program for local teachers.

Juan Castaño ’00, co-founder and executive director of Calpulli Mexican Dance Company in New York City, will use his award to present Monarcas: Stories of Inspired Immigrants, a full-length, professional dance and music performance that will debut in Queens during spring 2021.

Zoé Strecker ’88, an associate professor of art at Transylvania University in Kentucky, has focused on a long-term, social change project called Lavish! The project is a multi-media, sculptural installation on Pine Mountain that invites a deep look into biodiverse, old-growth, temperate-zone forests.

For more information about the winners’ work, see Wall Award Winners 2019.

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