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Alumna Maya Nye '99 is Antioch's new volunteer coordinator

photo of Maya NyeYELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – September 25, 2011 – Maya Nye '99, former co-leader of the Environmental Field Program, has returned to Antioch College as an alumni relations officer for volunteer management.

Working with Alumni Relations Director Stacey Wirrig, Nye is responsible for maintaining a comprehensive volunteer program. Her work includes volunteer recruitment, training, and recognition. In addition to scheduling various campus work projects, she will serve as liaison to the Miami Valley Alumni Chapter.

Nye, who earned a B.A. in theater and environmental studies, was co-leader of the Environmental Field Program in 1999-2000. In that post, she developed and implemented the traveling undergraduate academic program focused on social and environmental justice issues.

She left the college for a position as company administrator and summer arts camp director at the Charleston State Company in Charleston, West Virginia. Nye directed day-to-day operations and raised funds for the nonprofit theater company for five years. During that time, she also taught a theatre laboratory course at West Virginia State University.

Beginning in 2008, she worked as an arts in education coordinator at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. That year, she also began volunteering as spokesperson, director and president of People Concerned About M.I.C./People Concerned about Chemical Safety, a grass-roots effort to end the production and mass storage of methyl isocyanate in her home state.

About Antioch College

Antioch College is a private, independent nonprofit liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The College curriculum puts equal emphasis on rigorous liberal arts learning, work (cooperative education), and community engagement. Students will complete individualized majors based on one or more of 11 concentrations, a language minor, and six full-time work experiences off campus. The institution, originally founded in 1850, is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to grant Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

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