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Kyes Stevens, Leader in Criminal Justice Reform, to Deliver Keynote Address at Sarah Lawrence Graduate Commencement Ceremony PDF Print Email

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By Patricia Pasquale, Assistant Vice President for Marketing & Communications, Sarah Lawrence College


May 16, 2018:  Kyes Stevens, a leader in criminal justice reform through education, will deliver the keynote address at Sarah Lawrence College’s graduate commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 17.

The ceremony will be held at 2:30 pm on the college’s South Lawn. Commencement will be broadcast live at https://livestream.com/SarahLawrence/graduate2018.

Stevens has worked with colleagues across the country to build the National Alliance for Higher Education in Prison and met several times with members of the Obama administration at the White House to discuss the role of higher education in criminal justice reform.

“We are very fortunate to have Kyes Stevens return to Sarah Lawrence after she was here in February as part of our Democracy and Education event series,” said Sarah Lawrence President Cristle Collins Judd. “The work that Kyes is leading is fundamental to democracy, as it helps to create access and equal opportunity through education.”

Stevens earned her MA in women’s history and her MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Justice to teach poetry at the Talladega Federal Prison in 2001.

She has completed eight residencies at the Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts in Clayton, GA, and was a co-recipient of the first Lillian E. Smith Writer in Service award. She received the Auburn University Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2012 and an Auburn University Women of Distinction Award in 2010.

She was the 2014 Alabama State Council on the Arts Literary Arts Fellowship recipient and, in 2016, was recognized as an AL.com Woman Who Shapes the State. She was also selected as a 2016 Southerner of the Year by Southern Living.

For full details on commencement, visit www.sarahlawrence.edu/commencement.

Pictured here:  Kyes Stevens, 2018 graduate school commencement speaker at Sarah Lawrence College.

Photo courtesy Sarah Lawrence College

Editor's note:  As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes press releases, statements, and articles from local institutions, officeholders, candidates, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

 

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Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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