Katy Henthorne is a producer, entrepreneur, and visionary. She attended SUNY Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) to study mass communication and speech and was launched to Emerson College in Boston, where she completed her undergraduate education with a bachelor’s degree in science. Henthorne is the co-owner of Crew Company, a crew coordination company for production studios.
Henthorne began her television career in Hollywood producing shows like Hard Copy, The Leeza Show, and Marilyn Keagan before returning to field production to work with several documentary-style programs for the Discovery Channel, TLC and other syndicated productions. Her unique perspective as a producer–somebody who must organize and coordinate resources in order to achieve the final product–has driven her company excellence in the market under her expertise.
As Henthorne highlights in her interview, higher education is sometimes just as much about the experience within the college community as it is education itself.
Alumni Profiles is an ongoing series highlighting successful graduates who, with a SUNY education, achieved interesting and influential careers.
Erica Bapst is an artist, entrepreneur, and community member. She received an A.A.S. in Graphic Arts from Finger Lakes Community College in 1998 before committing to complete a B.F.A. in Metalsmithing from nearby Syracuse University in 2001.
Ms. Bapst opened her boutique, Adorn, in Canandaigua in 2004. Half of the jewelry pieces featured in the Central New York boutique are her own creations that she creates from wide variety of materials ranging from copper to freshwater pearls. Ms. Bapst believes that “wearing jewelry is all about self expression and celebrating life” and poises jewelry as something that goes beyond an accessory.
Ms. Bapst is a member of the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce and Board Member of the Downtown Canandaigua Merchants Association. She regularly shows jewelry, paintings and sculpture through her alma mater and donates a portion of the proceeds from those items to the FLCC Art Student Supply Fund that she started in 2010.
Last year, Ms. Bapst was named a “Woman of Distinction” by the Professional Women of the Finger Lakes for her entrepreneurship and for “Outstanding Alumni Art Achievement” by the Finger Lakes Community College Alumni Association.
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In addition to our regular Alumni Profile series, we hear about great things our graduates are doing around the world. Why not share them?
SUNY Oneonta alumnus Hal Luftig won a Tony Award for Best Musical of his production, “Kinky Boots”.
Buffalo State College alumnus Scott Baxter, who is the founder and chief executive of SA Baxter, wrote a piece in The New York Times this week titled “That Entrepreneurial Itch” about his experience in business.
FLCC research cameras caught this black bear in the middle of a "cowboy walk."
As a camp counselor in the Adirondacks, Alyssa Johnson sees black bears as vagrants, nosing into trash bins for something a picky camper left behind.
But at Finger Lakes Community College, Alyssa has seen another side of the forest-dwelling Ursus americanus: the cowboy side.
It seems that every so often black bears will purposely mosey through the woods with a bit of a swagger, kicking their legs out to make their trail wider. Then they purposefully retread these footprints, leaving depressions that can be the size of dinner plates.
It’s an odd behavior, and it turns out, no one has gathered much data on it — until last fall when Alyssa enrolled in professor John Van Niel’s bear management class. Continue reading