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September 2006

Alma Matters

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experience, everyone who has been successful has loved what they’re doing first and foremost. Then the money

just comes.”

Brandon may bgarcia@thepicklecompany.org.




Cate Mowell has been working for herself since moving from New York to California in late 2003. During her time in New York she worked as a fashion publicist for accounts like Jimmy Choo, Dooney & Bourke and Robert Clergerie before moving to the editorial side to work as a fashion assistant at Seventeen Magazine. She was hired from there to be the Director of PR Operations

Cate Mowell’s Elizabeth Cole Jewelry recently appeared in this ogue spread.





Your Vote Counts!

This fall, alumni will be asked to consider and vote on a new proposed constitution for the Dartmouth Alumni Association, which includes a number of changes in the structure and governance of the alumni body. The constitution put forth for vote by all alumni is the result of years of work by dedicated alumni volunteers and the results of the vote will have major implications for how alumni conduct business for years to come.

More information about the proposed constitu- tion can be found on pages 6 and 7 of this newsletter and on the Association of Alumni website at http://alumni. dartmouth.edu/leadership/association/, which includes links to the Association of Alumni blog and opposing points of view.

Cast your vote online, by mail, or by phone from September 15 to October 31 of this year.

Let your voice be heard in this historic decision and help Dartmouth reach a record achievement of 30 percent alumni participation. For more information visit www.voxthevote.org.

moved shortly thereafter to California. After taking a few months off, during which she was offered various freelance projects, a small PR consulting business was the result. Cate began working with small and large fashion and accessories clients like Richard Tyler, Harajuku Lovers by Gwen Stefani, Mon Petit Oiseau and Bare Jewelry (owned

by Jeet Sohal ‘01).

After almost a year in business she hired Stephanie Owen ’04 to work as her assistant. Stephanie was a long- time jewelry designer and when she brought her designs into the office one day Cate had Drew Barrymore and Joss Stone’s stylists stop in. Both borrowed jewelry and Joss wore it to the Grammy Awards where she performed with Melissa Etheridge and Drew wore it on Dateline NBC. “We quickly realized that Stephanie’s jewelry had a lot of commercial viabilit ,” Cate writes, “so together we launched Elizabeth Cole Jewelry (www. elizabethcolejewelry.com), named for Stephanie’s sister, Beth Owen ‘01. The line is just over a year old and sold in over 75 high-end boutiques worldwide including Henri Bendel in New York, Grettaluxe in Boston and Lisa Kline in Los Angeles.”

“We have enjoyed a strong celebrity following since that first da , appearing on Faith Hill’s “Fireflies” album cover, on Renee Zellweger in a spread in Harper’s Bazaar, on Jessica Alba at the Kids’ Choice Awards and on Sandra Bullock at the MTV Awards (plus many more!),” Cate writes.

New Podcasts Available

As reported in the March issue of Alma Matters, a series





iews from the


offers alumni


the globe a


to hear Dart-

mouth voices on riety of topics.



Since we re- ported in March, new podcasts have been developed, including Brian Kennedy speaking on distinguishing factors of the Hood Museum of Art, Susannah Heschel speaking on Jewish studies and the world, Jim Moor on the golden anniversary of artifi- cial intelligence, Elsa Garmire on striving to understand technolog , and Dennis McGrath on training emergency responders.

More information about the podcasts, on how to listen, and how to subscribe to an RSS notifying you of new podcasts can be found at www.dartmouth.ed/~news/ features/podcasts.

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