This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Armand Balboni ’98 just couldn’t be contained. After high school in Amherst, Mass., he worked for a while and then enlisted in the military before deciding to attend college. Not only was he older than most residential students, he says, but also “I realized that my interests crossed traditional academic boundaries. I wasn’t sure how or whether these interests could be rec- onciled within one program.” UWW “was a fantastic fit for me,” says Balboni. He focused on anthropology, which encourages students to find coherence within variation—perfect for his wide- ranging curiosity that seeks both active, hands-on learning and intellectual challenge, particularly in the burgeoning field of life sciences. Still uncon- tained, he earned both a Brooklyn Law School JD and an NYU–Mt. Sinai MD/PhD (specializing in cranial anatomy and development, hearing loss, and related issues), to prepare for linked careers as a biology professor at Westfield State and manag- ing director of health-care investment banking at Bloom Burton & Co. in Toronto. “Combining skill sets seems to be a theme for me,” he acknowl- edges. “My academic position allows me to teach and continue my lab research on clinicopatholo- gies of the head and neck, while my health-care and biotech business role leverages my experience in law, science, and medicine. Skidmore gave me the confidence to follow my passions in a way that a more conventional educational path may not have.”


SPRING 2011 SCOPE 27


TARA CONANT PHOTOGRAPHY


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72