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Winter 2010 • Volume 16, Issue 1  

Alumni Profiles

MATT MacDONALD ’98: Yes, Virginia encourages believers | JULIE CAMPBELL ’82: Focus on food allergies | BRAD COHEN ’96: BUAA Outstanding Young Graduate Award | BRIAN KRUEGER ’05: Facebook for scientists | ANNE MAPLE FOX ’63: Building honor | RACHEL WEST KRAMER ’94: Singing with spirit

 

BUAA Outstanding Young Graduate Award: Cohen commended

BRAD COHEN ’96

BRAD COHEN ’96 recently founded Camp Twitch and Shout, an overnight camp in Winder, Ga., for children with Tourette syndrome.

 

BRAD COHEN ’96 was named the 2009 Outstanding Young Graduate at Founder’s Day in October. The award recognizes a graduate who has gained early and exceptional professional or civic achievement with continued involvement in the University.

Brad is a former second grade teacher and current school administrator in Georgia. He wrote about his struggle with Tourette syndrome in his best-selling book, Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had. Hallmark Hall of Fame turned Brad’s book into a movie, which aired on CBS in December 2008. It will be rebroadcast on CBS on February 6, 2010 at 8 p.m. CST. Brad gives motivational talks and educates the public about Tourette syndrome, and he is also the founder and director of Camp Twitch and Shout. He has made several TV appearances, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and CNN.

Brad and his wife Nancy live in Roswell, Ga.