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David Loshin ’71 (CIAS) was awarded Florida Optometrist of the Year at the Florida Optometric Association Convention in July 2010. Loshin is the dean of the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry.

James Milne ’71 (KGCOE) retired from engineering in 1996 and wrote a scientific novel titled Puppets All, published through 1st. Books Library.

Lonette Danitz Cutlip ’71 (SCB) and Garry Cutlip ‘69 (SCB) are proud to announce the birth of their first granddaughter, MacKenzie Alisa Cutlip. She was born on Jan. 21, 2010, in Lewisville, Texas.

William Ernisse ’71 (SCB) recently retired as vice president of Xerox Corp. in Santa Ana, Calif. “Thanks to RIT’s education and cooperative education program, I just retired after 39 great years with Xerox. I am now a member of City of Mission Viejo Environmental Association and an active member of Patriot Guard Riders.”

Robert Kiss ’71 (GAP) and his wife of 16 years, Lisa, adopted a toddler girl named Genecis. Bob writes, “As I will be 60 years old this coming January, my friends have more reason than usual to doubt my sanity!”


Stephen Schultz ’72 (SCB) is a retired executive director of Self Actualization Institute for the Deaf Inc. He has been married 27 years, living in Studio City and Palm Springs, Calif. He has two grandchildren. Stephen is a founding board member of Deaf Seniors Foundation of Palm Springs, Calif. ( He currently serves as the board director of the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness ( He is also a member of the Jaguar Owners Club of Los Angeles, and owns a Cotswold blue 1959 XK150 FHC.

Joyce Taylor Hill ’72 (CIAS) is one of 40 artists whose mixed media works have been published in a new book by Sterling Press called Masters: Collage Major Works by Leading Artists.

Brian Marder ’72 (CIAS) of Marder Machinery LLC has earned the Certified Equipment Appraiser (CEA) designation as set forth by the Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers.

Ronald Berger ’72 (CIAS) completed a 31-year tenure at the College of Santa Fe in May 2010 and is now teaching part-time for Lewis University in Albuquerque, N.M. Berger recently held a one-man exhibit of new solar plate etchings at the Nu Arts Gallery in Santa Fe.

David Arky ’72 (CIAS) recently finished his second cover shoot for Newsweek. The image was used to illustrate the story titled “The Science of Healthy Living” for their July 5 double issue. David also recently completed assignments for AARP Magazine, Comcast and Deloitte.


Eric Bing ’73 (CIAS) presented “40 Years of Photography” at Mothersbaugh-Roos Studio 2091, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio last summer. “This work is a remnant from 40 years of personal experimentation. It has survived six trips across the country, nine residential moves, theft, flooding, mysterious disappearances, and my own disregard for the work product. I just liked doing it. It’s a lifelong experiment.”

Jane Chase Wattenberg ’73 (CIAS) a.k.a. “Mrs. Mustard” read to audiences from her books at the Rochester Children’s Book Festival, November 2010.


James Riche ’74 (CIAS) was recently promoted to executive producer and head of digital production at Digital Domain Commercials Division in Venice, Calif. Digital Domain has long been a leader in the visual effects business for both feature films and television commercials. The company won the Academy Award for Visual Effects in 2009 for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Currently, the company is working on Tron Legacy.

Steven Zoref ’73, ’74 (CIAS) sold Kew Professional Photo & Digital Imaging in Norwalk, Conn. after 20 years in business with his brother, Cliff Zoref. In April 2009, the two brothers started New Digital, West Haven, Conn. They provide large format digital printing, banners, and Indigo digital printing to Fortune 500 companies in Connecticut. Steven married Jamie Klein in September 2010 and the couple purchased a home in Norwalk, Conn.


Joseph Allen ’75 (KGCOE) retired from New York State Electric and Gas after 34 years in engineering management. He is now employed as a principal engineer with Substation Engineering Company. He and his wife, Patti, reside in Vestal, N.Y., and also have a residence in The Villages, Fla.


Barbara Salmon Frielinghaus ’76 (CAST) graduated in May 2009 as a recognized lay minister of the United Church of Christ.


Bruce Byers ’77 (CIAS) has traveled to many countries and into many lives. With the desire to get to know where he is, Bruce connects with the people through his lens. The past five years documenting medical missions and telling stories has brought Bruce into the United States, West Bank, Israel, Bangladesh, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey and China.

Mark McPhillips ’77 (CAST) has opened APinch of Salt Kitchenwares, located at 13 N. Main St., New Hope, Pa. /

Chingho Lu ’77 (SCB) became a director in August 2010 with TriVita, headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. TriVita is a nutraceutical company in the direct sales industry with a cooperative marketing business model.


Christina Edginton ’78 (GAP) retired in 2002 from a 23-year publishing career at Judson Press in Valley Forge, Pa. She is currently teaching high school science at Delaware Valley High School in East Falls, Pa. Christina also organizes community art events in Delaware, where her family owns a 100-year-old farmhouse they are renovating. In the spring of 2011, Christina will begin a doctoral program in Marine Policy at the University of Delaware School of Ocean, Earth and Environment. “I’d love to see some of my old classmates and catch up with them.”


Patrice Simone Galbraith ’79 (SCB) recently formed a consulting company: Workplace Wisdom Consulting, LLC. “After several years of employment with large corporations such as Citibank, American Express, Saks Fifth Avenue and McDonald’s Corp., I discovered my natural ability and passions are in the areas of talent management and leadership development. I decided to get out there and do what I do best.”

Jeffrey Cougler ’77, ’79 (CIAS) has been selected as one of seven Watertown High School graduates who will be inducted into the school district’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Achievement. Cougler, an environmental designer, was creative director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He also helped create signs and communication graphics to aid in the functioning of the World Trade Center during reconstruction after the 1993 bombing. Cougler, who is deaf, received an award in 2009 for his thesis on computer-assisted software that teaches the sign language alphabet and improves fingerspelling reception when using American Sign Language.

Gordon Mansell ’79 (CIAS) embarked on an interesting and successful career in print production management, advertising and marketing. This career paralleled a long vocation as a church organist which continues to the present. “My passion for music eventually led me to re-enter academia in 2002 at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. In 2006, I graduated with an undergraduate degree in music (organ performance) and continued my studies at the graduate level. In 2008, I earned a master’s degree in organ performance. I am the music director and organist at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church ( I am also a co-founder and producer of a yearly music festival featuring the pipe organ ( and president and artistic director of Glionna Mansell Corporation (”