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UNIVERSITY LEADERS Tania Tetlow, left, (NC ’92), is the first woman and the first layperson to lead Loyola University New Orleans. Pamela S. Whitten, right, (B ’85), took over at Kennesaw State University, the third-largest university in Georgia, in July.
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Impression: Tania Tetlow / Pamela S. Whitten

Two Tulane University alumnae have assumed leadership positions at universities this fall.

Catherine Freshley with painting
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Impression Catherine Freshley

As a painter, Catherine Freshley (SLA ’09) puts the familiar into focus.

Bryan Batt with Pontchartrain Beach memorabilia
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Bryan Batt: Actor & Author

Actor Bryan Batt (A&S ’87) knows that a career in show business can have as many twists and turns as a carnival ride.

Monique Cola
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Monique Cola: Scientist & Principal

Monique Cola (G ’04) trained as a neuroscientist, then pivoted to an academic career — for the love of research. Now, as principal of Sci High, she encourages high schoolers to be STEM-literate and to consider STEM careers.

Aaron Frumin
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Impression: Aaron Frumin

Aaron Frumin (SLA ’11) knew he had a passion for teaching, but not within the walls of a typical classroom. His roundabout path to education came by way of New Orleans, first as a volunteer with the American Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina.

Brian Distance
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Brian Distance: Attorney & Actor

The events of Sept. 11, 2001, prompted Brian Distance (L ’91), who was then working on Wall Street as a financial attorney, to pursue his dream career: actor.

Kendall & Libby Glazer
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Impression: Kendall & Libby Glazer

A hobby shared by sisters Kendall Glazer (SLA ’13) and Libby Glazer (SLA ’15), which began in a Tulane residence hall, has grown into a lucrative business that combines fashion with messages of positivity.

Debra Houry
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Impression: Debra Houry

Many doctors train to become emergency room physicians, hoping to save lives. But serving in this role for Debra Houry (M ’98, PHTM ’98) wasn’t enough. She wanted to help stop injuries before they ever happen.