Alumni Updates

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Dr. Anne Leavy Prial (CCL Ph.D. ’20) is the author of a new book, The Fullest Measure: A Story o f Courage, Loss, and a Mother’s Love. The book tells the story of Danny Prial, a soldier, a West Point graduate, a New York National Guard pilot, a brother, a friend, an athlete, and a son. His life ended tragically in January 2021 in a helicopter crash during a military training exercise in upstate New York. Anne Leavy-Prial’s book is a unique telling of Danny’s life, his connections, his friendships, and his unbelievable legacy. The books has been described as “an inspirational and at times gut-wrenching remembrance of a heroic young man taken from us far too soon.” The book is available from Amazon:

Dr. Stacy Waters-Bailey (CCL Ph.D. ’16) has been named a 2023-2024 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow. Dr. Waters-Bailey is vice president of transfer excellence and success at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, NC. For more information on this honor, visit

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