Nicole Flam graduated from Hamline in 2008 with a double major in studio arts and psychology. After working two years in the field of mental health, she shifted her career focus to her fine arts degree. In 2010, she discovered the field of art conservation while working part-time at Hamline as the slide librarian and museum registrar.
In the four years since, Nicole has been preparing for a graduate degree in art conservation. In 2013, she received a Genevieve Rust Ehlers Fellowship, which allowed her to complete a year-long internship studying stone conservation at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence, Italy. She is currently in the process of applying to the three art conservation programs offered in the United States.
John Koziol, Jr. graduated from Hamline in 1979 with BA in music education. John’s teaching career spans more than 25 years, teaching instrumental music and directing band for grades 5-12 in Minnesota. In 1995, John joined the faculty of Hamline as adjunct professor of music and director of Hamline’s jazz program.
An established professional pianist and keyboardist, John has shared the stage with musicians from bands like Journey, Toto, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Survivor. Locally, he plays with Steve Clarke and the Working Stiffs, The Zebra Mussels, Heartbreaker, and The Jerry O'Hagan Big Band. John also performs at various local churches.
Ben Shaw graduated from Hamline University in 2003 with a double major in philosophy and legal Studies and received a paralegal certificate. He worked as a paralegal until starting law school at Hamline University School of Law in 2009. After passing the bar, Ben was hired as an attorney at his current firm. Ben is now an Associate Attorney at Ferdinand F. Peters, Esq. Law Firm. He has continued writing and performing music since college performing in various bands and as a solo act. He currently plays banjo and percussion in the band Farewell Tenney (modern folk/Americana).