Alumni Profiles

Michael Francis James ’17 promotes LGBTQ acceptance in Trinidad and Tobago

While preparing to enter the Soil and Water Sciences PhD program at the University of Florida this fall, Michael Francis James ’17 worked with a committee of colleagues in his home country of Trinidad and Tobago to stage the nation’s first Pride Arts Festival. He continues to advocate for legal reform on behalf of LGBTQ citizens.
John Levisay '89 of Craftsy

John Levisay ’89: He’s craft(s)y

Since 2011, John Levisay ’89 has been crafting the perfect online learning experience with his start-up called Craftsy, which offers classes ranging from quilting to jewelry making to photography. On May 11, it was announced that NBCUniversal is acquiring majority ownership of Craftsy. Levisay will continue in a leadership role, reporting to NBCU Cable’s president of strategy and commercial growth.