Alumni featured in Webb Magazine, video interviews
Posted December 7, 2011
Eddie Rehfeldt '83 and Erica Wright '99 are both featured in the upcoming Webb School Magazine. They recently visited Bell Buckle to speak to the student body in chapel. Video interviews of the speakers are available on YouTube and the Alumni Center.
The Winter Webb Magazine will hit mailboxes close to Christmas. This year's magazine highlights how Webb "develops the promise of each student at Webb."
Eddie Rehfeldt '83 spoke to the student body on Monday, December 5, 2011. Eddie was a student favorite, telling them of his own mischief-making and academic challenges as a Webb student; he encouraged the students to "look for the unexpected" and take the opportunities life presents them.
Rehfeldt labeled himself as a "delinquent" student who may never have graduated from Webb without positive intervention from Webb faculty members. Rehfeldt described how he was diagnosed with dyslexia by former Webb faculy member Marilyn Morgan, and "thrown a lifeline" by another former faculty member, John Anderson. From Webb Rehfeldt went on to a dynamic career in film and digital technology, working with such notable personalities as Martin Scorsese, Michael Jackson, Bill Gates, and James Cameron.
Erica Wright '99 spoke to Webb students in chapel on Friday, December 2. She is a published poet, author, professional editor, and a professor at Manhattan Marymount College and the City University of New York. Erica is from Wartrace, TN, and attended Webb for six years as a day student.
On October 7, 2011 Wright celebrated the launch of her first full-length collection of poems, Instructions for Killing the Jackal (Black Lawrence Press). Erica is the poetry editor at Guernica Magazine. She graduated from N.Y.U. in 2003 with a B.A. in English and earned her M.F.A. in poetry from Columbia University in 2007.
Erica's Poems have appeared in publications such as Denver Quarterly Review, Drunken Boat, Harper Palate, Memorious, New Orleans Review, Pequod, Small Spiral Notebook, and she is featured in audio archive From the Fishouse. Her fist publication was a 2009 chapbook, Silt (Dancing Girl Press).