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Drennan ’09 Inducted into Connecticut Volleyball Hall of Fame

Lisa Drennan '09

Lisa Drennan ’09

Former Wesleyan volleyball standout Lisa Drennan ’09 was recently inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Volleyball Hall of Fame for her decorated collegiate career. The dinner ceremony took place Nov. 24 at the Aqua Turf in Southington, Conn.

Drennan was a four-year member of the Cardinals from 2005-to-2008, and helped guide Wesleyan to a 73-36 (.670) overall record and 24-16 (.600) NESCAC mark during that period, which included four straight conference tournament appearances.

Former Wesleyan head coach Gale Lackey said, “When your best player is also the hardest worker on the team, the team is lifted and good things happen. That is what Lisa brought to our teams for four years.”

Hutton ’09 Directs Documentary about Search for Bone-marrow Donation

Noah Hutton '09

Noah Hutton ’09 has directed and scored a new documentary, More to Live For, which was shown recently at the Dallas International Film Festival. According to Glenn Hunter in the Dallas-based D Magazine, the film focuses on “three cancer victims searching for the bone-marrow transplants that could save their lives. The three are Dallas entertainment-insurance executive James Chippendale; Nigerian athlete Seun Adebiyi; and multiple-Grammy-Award-winning saxophone player Michael Brecker, who eventually died. Brecker’s widow, Susan Brecker, and Chippendale co-produced the film, which is intended to raise awareness about the importance of bone-marrow donation.”

Hutton is currently a creative director at Couple 3 Films, a New York City production house. He is in the process of producing 30 original short films about psychology and neuroscience for Scientific American, as well working on a long-term documentary project about Swiss neuroscientists who are trying to simulate an entire human brain on IBM supercomputers.