Science & Technology
Assistant professor of mathematical sciences and computer science Deanna Needell first saw the image of Lena in a computer science class in college. The photo, cropped from a Playboy magazine, shows a young female model with bare shoulders looking seductively at the camera.
“I was literally the only female in this classroom with 30 men,” says Needell. “They open their textbooks and there’s Lena, and all the men start giggling. You just feel like ‘Oh, my gosh, this woman is being materialized (in a textbook)…’ “
Brittan Sutphin '14, is a superb athlete (she’s a nationally-ranked tennis player for CMS) and a Biochemistry major at CMC. But she might not even be here if it weren’t for some quick thinking when she suffered sudden cardiac arrest while swimming in a pool in high school.
That incident changed her life and inspired her to lead an organization called Youth Battling Sudden Arrhythmia Deaths (YBSAD).