1980sMarch 22, 2012
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Daniel Watts ’80 (CAST) was recently promoted to vice president of operations and development at News Patterns in Manchester, N.H.
Brian Wells ’80 (CAST) is the associate CIO of Health, Technology and Research Computing at Penn Medicine Information Services. Penn Medicine was recognized for the second year in a row at the InformationWeek 500 Innovator Conference as the No. 1 organization for best innovation in the category of customer intimacy and 80th overall. The award submission focused on using technology to accelerate and increase the pace of recruiting candidates for a clinical trial initiative for the UPHS Infertility Clinic.
Judith Krimski ’81, ’82 (FAA), principal of Krimski Design & Communications, was recently selected to join the Board of Visitors of Hearth. Hearth is a national nonprofit organization focused on providing housing and outreach services for homeless elders. In addition, she was chosen as one of 20 featured artists to participate in The Giving Tree Project. For details, go to www.reachoutandread.org/givingtree.
Daniel Taylor ’81, ’83 (FAA) writes, “Taylor Design recently received two awards from design publications. The Keep America Beautiful annual review, called ‘My World Tomorrow,’ was selected as one of 30 gold award winners in Graphis’ 100 Best Annual Reports 2011. Also, the Sarah Lawrence College alumni magazine was selected for inclusion in the 2012 HOW International Design Awards annual. Taylor Design is a graphic and interactive design studio in Stamford, Conn., owned by Dan Taylor and Nora Vaivads-Taylor ’83 (CIAS).”
Matthew Huck ’81, ’83 (GAP) accepted a position at ASML in Veldhoven, The Netherlands, as program manager. “This international assignment takes my wife, Sharon, and I to Europe for 18 months or more.”
John Tepas ’80, ’83 (KGCOE) was named vice president of engineering for Behr America in Troy, Mich.
Brian O’Shaughnessy ’81, ’84 (COS) was elected to the board of trustees for the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Inc. He was installed at the society’s annual meeting in San Diego.
Roy Hartmann ’85 (CCE) completed a certificate in pharmacy technician vocational training and on Dec. 28 passed the national pharmacy technician certification exam.
Adam Barone ’86 (CAST) was named to the Board of Directors for Compeer Inc., a worldwide program based in Rochester. Compeer develops, delivers and supports model programs that inspire and engage communities through the power of volunteer friends and mentors.
Christopher Zastawrny ’87 (COS) opened a second office, Zastawrny Chiropractic in Spencerport, N.Y., and hired two additional chiropractors. His first office is in Hilton, N.Y.
Barbara Grunbaum ’87 (GAP) completed an hour-long documentary, Life in a War Zone: Montgomery County during the Civil War. This high-definition video combines contemporary video, historical photos, voices from the past (through letters, diary entries and newspaper articles) and a musical soundtrack to give viewers a sense of what it was like to live in Montgomery County, Md., during the Civil War. Both the DVD and the accompanying audio CD are for sale at www.heritagemontgomery.org.
David Pierce ’88 (NTID) married Robin Lee Byers-O’Rourke on Oct. 29, after being together for 19.5 years. They live in Seguin and San Antonio, Texas.
Michael Sciotti ’88 (CLA) has been named the Syracuse Litigation—Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year. Best Lawyers, a peer-reviewed publication, designates lawyers of the year in high-profile specialties in large legal communities.
David Smith ’89 (CLA) was the chairman of the 2011 “A Night to Shine” gala, the annual fundraiser for Suneel’s Light, a local nonprofit foundation that raises funds for genetic research of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Smith is a partner at Feuerstein & Smith LLP in Buffalo.
Paul Maples ’89 (GAP) spent time in New Zealand doing motion control camera work for The Hobbit, the first of two movies coming out in late 2012.