Buddy Wolf ’66 is the newly elected president of the TAAA. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in history. He returned to New York, received a MA in history and a MBA at Columbia University. He worked at Citibank for twenty years and J.P. Morgan Chase for seven years in their card division and for a credit bureau for three years. He retired, performed volunteer work for Open Door Family Medical Centers, and for the last three years has been back at Citibank as an independent contractor in project management for an information technology data warehouse group in the retail bank.
Buddy has been an alumni class representative for the class of 1966 since 2006. He has been a Trinity Fund volunteer and has previously served as vice-president of the Trinity Alumni and Alumnae Association. Buddy also fund-raises for Columbia Business School as a member of the Hermes Society Leadership Committee, and for the University of Pennsylvania swim team alumni. In the summer he volunteers for Swim Across America, to raise money to fight cancer, while in the winter he volunteers for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, which provides sports and recreational opportunities to individuals with disabilities.
He and his wife, Penny, live in Westchester; have two grown sons, a grandson, and assorted dogs, a cat, and an African grey parrot.
Meet Emma Wilkinson ’12, and learn about her songwriting and singing and her first EP, "Muse," which was released in April.
Emma Wilkinson ’12, using the stage name Emma Joy, has released an EP, which is available on iTunes and Spotify. After writing a song each week during her freshman year at Hamilton College, Emma began working with jazz guitarist Rick Balestra with the goal of refining her lyrics and her music. The result of that collaboration is her EP, “Muse.” Find out more about her work as well as links to her songs on emmajoysongs.com/
Born in New York on 30 August 1939, Bill Berkson ’57 attended The Day School of the Church of the Heavenly Rest and entered Trinity in Grade One in 1945. He completed secondary school at Lawrenceville and went on to Brown University, The New School for Social Research, and finally Columbia University, by which time he found himself in the midst of the New York avant-garde poetry and art scenes. Over the years he became close with Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard, Jim Carroll ’68, Philip Guston, Alex Katz, Frank O’Hara, Ron Padgett, George Schneeman, and Anne Waldman. Profoundly influenced by his studies with Kenneth Koch and his friendship with O’Hara, Bill became a committed poet, as well as an art critic, editor, and publisher. He moved to Bolinas, California, in 1970 and began teaching at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Nicholas Goldsmith ’70, one of the four featured alumni in the autumn 2010 edition of Trinity Per Saecula talks about tensile architecture while he describes a few recent projects. A founding partner of FTL Design Engineering Studio (ftlstudio.com), Nic has been building tent structures, custom fabric structure enclosures, and lightweight buildings for over thirty years.