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Dan White '92

Alumni Success Story

Dan White '92

If you notice Dan White ’92 of Nyack casting quick glances at you on the train to New York City, he isn’t trying to be rude – he’s just hoping to capture your basic form as he works on his latest pen and ink sketch during his commute to his job as a production editor.

If he’s had enough time to capture the “real you” before you get off at your stop, you may someday recognize yourself on the wall of Starbucks in Nyack, in the pages of a local publication or one of White’s blogs, Sarah Loves Picnics and Uncle Otto’s Free Fun Coloring Pages. “Art has always been a part of my life,” White said. “It’s like a family business. My father was a painter, and so is my oldest sister. My son paints as well—and he’s very good!”

After graduating from North Rockland High School, White had no plans to attend college until his mother and sister, both RCC graduates, encouraged him to attend. “Where high school seemed so rigid and aimless, RCC made that educational connection I never received in public school. For the first time, I felt as if learning really mattered.”

After graduating from RCC, he earned a BA in Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz in 1995.  White works as a production editor in the publishing department of the Practising Law Institute, a firm that provides continuing legal education seminars, books, treatises, webcasts and audio briefings for lawyers. When he’s not at work or spending time with his wife and son, White takes on freelance illustrating projects and cartooning.

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