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Mona Fetouh 86 to deliver commencement address
Friday, March 20, 2015

Elmwood Franklin will proudly welcome alumna Mona Fetouh ’86 as the graduation speaker at the EFS Class of 2015 commencement ceremony this June.

Omar Fetouh 92 receives promotion at WBFO
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

WBFO-FM 88.7 has promoted EFS alumnus Omar Fetouh ’92 from program host/reporter to assistant news director. His responsibilities now include coordinating reporting assignments and managing the station’s web content and social media sites.

Henry Keane 11 Named WIVB Scholar Athlete
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

EFS alumnus Henry Keane ’11, team captain on both the swim team and crew team at City Honors, was featured as WIVB Channel 4’s Scholar Athlete for January. The designation recognizes the outstanding efforts of students who excel in academics and sports.

Alumni Authors Monica Barnett 85 and Ron Irwin 79
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Elmwood Franklin alumna Monica Barnett has published the definitive guide to finding your personal style. Her book, Without Saying a Word: The Silent Power of Style, is available on

Food and culture scholar Charlotte Biltekoff 85 publishes book
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Charlotte Biltekoff, EFS Class of 1985, has published a book entitled Eating Right in America: The Cultural Politics of Food and Health (2013, Duke University Press), described as a “powerful critique of dietary reform in the United States from the emergence of nutritional science through the contemporary alternative food movement and campaign against obesity.”

Amelia Kermis Lindborg 03 awarded prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Amelia Kermis Lindborg '03 has been awarded a Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF). She will be working to increase public awareness of food safety issues with the Department of Agriculture. The PMF program is a flagship leadership development program created more than three decades ago by Executive Order with the goal of developing a cadre of potential government leaders.

Ari Goldfarb 06 Receiving Literary Attention
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ari Goldfarb's poem "Blue Balloon" was featured on the literary blog Americana Lit. Ari also has work forthcoming in Spitmag and fiction terrifica. He recently published his first book of poetry, entitled Over Growing Childhood, available on Amazon, and is currently working on a novel. Check out Ari’s book (written under the pen name R. K. Gold) at

Nick Cappuccino 07 Blogs from Abroad
Friday, February 28, 2014

Nick Cappuccino, a junior at CUNY Hunter College in New York City majoring in Russian and double minoring in geography and German, is currently spending a grant-funded semester abroad in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia, studying Russian and Tajik. A true polyglot, Nick has also studied Persian Farsi and Turkish.

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