YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – June 2, 1011 – Aimee Maruyama '96, director of foundation relations and senior major gifts officer, is leaving Antioch College. She leaves her position at the College on Friday, June 10.
Maruyama and her family are heading to Montpellier, France, for six months in the fall. Her husband, Benji Maruyama, a materials scientist, has been granted a six-month visiting academic and research appointment at Université Montpellier 2 Sciences et Techniques.
Maruyama earned a bachelor's degree in environmental science at Antioch College and a master's in resource ecology at Duke University. Beginning in 2007, she served as director of alumni relations and development for Antioch College and The College Revival Fund. She was promoted to director of foundation relations in the fall of 2010.
Her diverse work history includes a position as associate director of alumni relations at the college; working as a consultant developing upper-level undergraduate courses on environmental issues for ITT Technical Institutes' bachelor's degree programs; and a stint at the Nature Conservancy, where she was part of a team conducting a research survey on the condition and management need of prairie openings at the Edge of Appalachia Preserve in Adams County.
About Antioch College
A private, independent nonprofit liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch College will offer a four-year, undergraduate residential experience to a new class of students beginning in the fall of 2011. The College curriculum puts equal emphasis on rigorous liberal arts learning, work (cooperative education), and community engagement. Students will complete individualized majors based on one of 11 concentrations, a language minor, and six full-time work experiences. The institution, originally founded in 1850, is now completely independent of Antioch University, the multi-campus system it created.
Gariot P. Louima
Director of Communications