Steven Shailer, '91Robin Kaye Goodman '94 has informed us of this sad news, and writes: "It is with heavy hearts that we report the passing of Steven Shailer on December 7, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer.  A graduate of AUP in 1991, Steven was passionate, outgoing, intensely curious, and impossibly handsome; he packed a wealth of life experience into his 41 years. 

In 1989, shortly after arriving in France to study Art History, Steven boarded a train to Germany to witness the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.  At AUP, lecture classes, as well as study trips to Florence, Ravenna, and Venice, fostered his love for art, and particularly for all things (and people!) Italian.  A native Floridian, Steven moved to New York and then Los Angeles after completing his studies in Paris.  Along the way, he worked in various creative industries and shared his wisdom and interests - from architecture to yoga - with numerous friends, including several AUP alumni with whom he was in regular contact.  Son, brother, cousin, uncle, friend and classmate, Steven will be lovingly remembered by many."

A scholarship fund in Steven's name is being established at AUP and more information will be released soon.  Messages for Steven's family and inquiries regarding the memorial fund can be sent to Jessica Grandhomme.

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