Class Notes

2000s




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2000

James Murphy ’00 (CAST) and Kimberly Cook ’04 (CAST) write, “our son, Michael,received his Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout rank during his Eagle Court of Honor held on May 29, 2010, in Corning, N.Y.

Colleen Anguish ’00 (CIAS) is the sales manager for CatPrint.com, a national and international printing company based out of Rochester. “Going into my fifth year as the sales manager of a rapidly growing printing company has been a personal accomplishment, especially given our current economic times.”

Annmarie Giunta-Irwin ’00 (CIAS) and Timothy Irwin are happy to announce their marriage on June 11, 2010, in Larchmont, N.Y. They currently reside in Pelham, N.Y.

Jamie Marciniak Waller ’00 (SCB) and Brandon Waller ’99 (CAST) are proud to announce the birth of their twin baby boys, Marshall Owen and Eli James. They were born on July 8, 2010, in Syracuse, N.Y. They join sister, Rachel, 2.

Salina Downing Thomas ’00 (KGCOE) and Evan Thomas ’00 (KGCOE) are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Tristan Leon. He was born on May 8, 2010, in Leominster, Mass.

2001

Sherri Fazzio ’99, ’01 (SCB) was promoted to major in the U.S. Army on Aug. 2, 2010. Sherri will be deploying to Africa soon.

Stephanie Gray ’01 (CAST) and her husband, Eric, welcomed a baby girl, Callie, on July 2, 2010, at 9:25 a.m.

Daniel Darbey ’00 (CAST), ’01 (CIAS) accepted a position at Bausch & Lomb located in Rochester as senior project leader for the Packaging Graphics Department. Dan previously was employed at Vertis Communications as on-site representative for Birds Eye Foods.

Brett Talbott ’01 (NTID) and Rachael Ridgeway Talbott SVP ’01, ’07 (CLA) are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Tegan Alana. She was born on May 11, 2010, in Delaware, Ohio. Keira, 3, and Grant, 2, are thrilled to have a new little sister in the family.

2002

Kenneth Holley ’02 (GCCIS) is a full-time, licensed real estate agent who specializes in residential home sales. He is a member of the Sibcy Cline Northeast Office and was featured in the Member Spotlight on July 19, 2010, for the Cincinnati — Northern Kentucky African American Chamber. african-americanchamber.com.

Katherine Petrinec Callesto ’02 (CIAS) and David Callesto are happy to announce their marriage on June 12, 2010, at Marilla First Baptist Church. They currently reside in East Aurora, N.Y. Jaimie Lojzim ’00, ’01 (CIAS), Ryan Sitko ’03 (CIAS), and Lauren Staniec ’02 (CIAS) were in attendance.

Nicholas Berman ’02 (CLA) is proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Nicholas. He was born on March 4, 2008.

Lisa Herbert ’02 (CLA) published a book, Access: Multiple Avenues for Deaf People, and continues to enjoy her work as a full-time school psychologist in Washington, D.C. For her recent 30th birthday, she ran a 5K marathon in Sedona, Ariz., with fellow RIT alums and friends, Rebecca Schoor SVP ’98, ’03 (CAST); Jazmine “Jazzy” Jones SVP ’99, ’04 (NTID), ’05 (CAST); Jeremy Gelb ’03 (CIAS); Lindsay Buchko ’03, ’05 (KGCOE); and Joanne Karayiannidis ’02 (CLA).

Sara Gould ’01 (KGCOE) recently founded the company In A Flash Laser, located in Charlottesville, Va., to provide custom laser engraving and cutting. inaflashlaser.com

2003

Cheryl Williams Lomedico ’96, ’03 (CAST) and Joseph Lomedico are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Joseph Charles. He was born on May 19, 2010, in Strong Hospital.

Johndaniel Lemp ’03 (GCCIS) is an entrepreneur and leader of IntegraClick, LLC and its core CPA network, Clickbooth.com. “What began just eight years ago in a one-bedroom apartment, is today a multimillion dollar corporation. IntegraClick assists online marketers, businesses, and advertisers achieve their business goals in the online sphere in ways that were never possible before.”

Allison Hoover Saunders ’03 (COS) and Gregg Saunders ’04 (CAST) are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Maisie Elizabeth. She was born on Dec. 28, 2009, in State College, Pa.

Dana Luccy Lehman ’03 (CIAS) and Christopher Lehman are happy to announce their marriage on Sept. 19, 2009. The ceremony was performed at St. Vincent Basilica Parish in Latrobe, Pa., and the reception was held at Chestnut Ridge Resort in Blairsville, Pa. The couple resides in Latrobe.

Sarah Kankiewicz-Arkins ’03 (CIAS) recently accepted a full-time faculty position in the Art Department at Georgia Southern University located in Statesboro, Ga. Sarah recently was employed at Savannah College of Art and Design as a part-time faculty member.

Richard Gary ’03 (SCB) recently accepted a position at McKesson Provider Technologies located in Parsippany, N.J., as executive director of cardiology support. Richard previously was employed at Carestream Health Inc. as director of world-wide operations and business systems.

Shipra Chaturvedi ’03 (SCB) and Atul Bansal ’03 (SCB) are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Soham. He was born on March 14, 2010, in Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi. Big sister, Shreya, is super excited with the new addition to the family.

2004

Kathy Mast McClure ’04 (CIAS) and Steve McClure are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Caleb Michael. He was born on Dec. 17, 2009, in Lancaster, Pa.

Kathryn Cole Landolt ’07, ’04 (CIAS) and Kevin Landolt ’07 (CIAS) are happy to announce their marriage on March 28, 2010, at the Winfield Inn in Austin, Texas, where they currently reside. The couple began their relationship after attending graduate school together and working on a cooperative project for Prof. Emeritus Frank Romano ’67 (COS) of the School of Print Media. Fellow RIT alumni Audrey Lallier ’05 (SCB); Courtney Malin; Mark Nacey ’05 (CIAS); Jeremy Smythe ’03 (CIAS), ’04 (CAST); Jake Efstration ’03 (CAST), ’04 (CIAS); Winson Shuen ’04 (CIAS); and Lynn Willett ’08 (CAST) all served as members of the bridal party. Several other RIT alumni were guests at the event as well.

Kristin Mills ’04 (COS) graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with the degree of doctor of osteopathic medicine on May 29, 2010. Dr. Mills plans to enter the Internal Medicine Program at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.

Molly Kearns Enjem ’04 (KGCOE) and Stefan Enjem ’04 (KGCOE) are happy to announce their marriage on June 19, 2010, in Boldt Castle, 1,000 Islands, N.Y. They currently reside in Long Beach, Calif. The wedding was attended by bridesmaid Jessica Vastola ’04 (KGOE); Karen Palumbo ’03 (KGOE); Megan MacNeil ’04 (CIAS); Cathy Ostrander ’05 (KGCOE); Caitlin Vanderbush ’04 (KGCOE); Greg Baesl ’04 (KGCOE); Michael Pletka ’03 (CIAS); Chris Moore ’04 (KGCOE); Jason Grow ’05 (KGCOE); Ray Ward ’04 (KGCOE); Greg McGraw ’04 (CIAS); Mike Wilson ’04 (KGCOE); Brian Mihalko ’03 (COS); and Eric Chapman ’04 (KGCOE).

Ashima Agarwal ’04 (SCB) writes, “I am currently managing my own com-pany, Cosmos Biosciences Pvt Ltd. and have been elected as a youth leader for the committee on women entrepreneurs in the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India. This is an apex chamber of the country.”

Andrea Green Pogorek ’04 (NTID) and Brian Pogorek SVP ’97, ’01 (NTID) were married on Aug. 7, 2010.

Patrick Rickles ’04 (CAST) recently accepted a position at Mapping Application located in London as managing director. “I’ve launched my own company which focuses on geographic information systems development for various clients.” www.mappingapplication.co.uk

2005

Lauren Aiello ’05 (CIAS) and Henry Lorraine ’05 (CAST) are happy to announce their marriage on June 12, 2010, at Park Country Club in Buffalo, N.Y. They currently reside in Natick, Mass. The wedding party included fellow RIT alumni Jennifer DeWitt Glazier ’04 (CAST); Jaclyn Fiorie Mellone; Lisa Gongleski ’06 (SCB); Meg Kernan Mosher ’06 (CIAS); Julie Quagliozzi Mancini ’05 (CIAS); Neal Glazier ’03 (GCCIS) and Gus Mancini and many other RIT graduates attended.

Ilena Finocchi ’05 (CIAS) was featured in the Six McKnight Artists show at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minn., during the summer of 2010. Ilena was selected for the McKnight residency and worked in the studio during the spring of 2009. Her new work is based on the social political idea of the Society Freak Show. It is her way of looking past the pop culture version of physical deformities to the root of something much more disturbing, greed and selfishness.

Sheila Sarratore Chabot ’05 (CIAS) and Matt Chabot ’07 (CAST) are happy to announce their marriage on July 10, 2010, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cicero, N.Y. They currently reside in Liverpool, N.Y. Bridal party included six RIT graduates with many others in attendance, maid of honor Sarah Patthoff ’04 (CIAS); bridesmaids Megan Harkleroad Jaros ’05 (CLA) and Ashley Hennigan ’07 (CIAS); groomsmen Lindley Garcia ’07 (KGCOE), Adam Mattina ’06 (GCCIS) and Ryan Belanger ’05, ’07 (CAST).

Michael Savage ’05 (SCB) and Paige Foster Savage ’05 (SCB) are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Kieran Everett Savage. He was born on April 29, 2010, at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Kieran joins big sister Sienna Jane, 2.

Patrick Smyton ’05 (CAST) is the yield revenue manager for The Signature at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev.

Vernon Wages ’05 (GCCIS) writes “I just graduated from the Engineering Leadership Development Program and was recently promoted to senior software engineer at BAE Systems, San Diego, Calif.”

2006

Meng Jiang ’06 (KGCOE) has decided to go back to school for a business degree and will be attending Harvard Business School starting in fall 2010. Meng recently was employed at Intel Corporation as product marketing manager responsible for Intel’s Core® 2 Duo, Pentium® and Celeron® lines of notebook CPUs.

Erin Mc Ewan ’06 (CAST), ’06 (CIAS) writes, “Roommates Reunite in Hawaii! Chris Bayer ’06 (CIAS) and I visited old roommate and fellow photo grad Jaclyn Pisano ’05 (CIAS) in Waikiki, Hawaii, this June.”

Christian Szabo ’06 (CAST) and Leda Pacelli-Szabo are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Stella Ann Szabo. She was born on Dec. 13, 2009, at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was welcomed with love by big sister Delaney Rose Szabo.

John Kitchura ’06 (KGCOE) is a patent agent in the Boston Office of Mills & Onello LLP. John is currently involved in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. In addition to his job responsibilities at Mills & Onello LLP, John is presently attending Suffolk University Law School, where he is a 2011 J.D. candidate. www.millsonello.com/the_firm/kitchura.html

Martha Van Etten ’06 (CIAS) writes, “I recently had an art exhibition in Union, N.J., at VanGogh’s Ear Cafe. The show was called “Girlometry” and featured my paintings and prints by Nerissa Tutiven. The show had a great turnout of supporting RIT alumni. Girlometry will have a second show in the NYC area in the near future. Go to www.girlometry.tumblr.com for updates.”

Adam Peck ’06 (CIAS) is enrolled as a full-time MBA student at MIT Sloan School of Management. He plans to graduate with the MIT Sloan Class of 2012.

Caitlin Pionessa ’06 (CAST) and Andrew Pionessa ’06 (KGCOE) are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Sarah Maureen. She was born on July 10, 2010, in Corning, N.Y.

Jennifer Friede ’01 (NTID), ’06 (CIAS) is a paraprofessional at Metro Deaf School in St. Paul and attends the University of Minneapolis to complete her master’s degree in special education for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. In her spare time, she does freelance graphic design work, designs T-shirts for www.kendallkollection.com, and spends quality time with her two daughters, Isabelle, 8, and Jacqueline, 5.

Scott Vycital ’06 (CIAS) and Heidi Michaels are happy to announce their marriage on March 21, 2010, in Brighton, N.Y. They currently reside in Rochester. Scott was recently promoted to quality assurance project lead from senior quality assurance engineer at Vanteon located in Fairport, N.Y.

Kathleen “Casey” Coops DiPaola, ’06 (CAST) married Jeffrey S. DiPaola, Jr. on June 11, 2010, in Rexford, N.Y. Heather Kervin was one of Casey’s bridesmaids. Also in attendance were Marie Peters ’07 (CIAS); Daniel Ketner ’08 (CIAS); Michael Means ’97 (CAST); Lindsay Rusert Bjorhus ’06 (SCB); Robert Bjorhus ’04 (SCB); Melanie Ciufo Shapiro ’07 (CIAS); ’08 (SCB); and Steve Shapiro ’05 (GCCIS).

2007

Rebecca Kiely ’02, ’07 (CAST) received a master’s of science degree in professional studies from RIT on May 22, 2010. “As well as earning my MS, I earned an advanced certificate in training design, both through the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies at RIT.”

David Moffitt ’07 (CIAS) was featured Aug. 9, 2010, on a live YNN broadcast for his business, Coworking Rochester. In the last four months, Moffitt and Coworking Rochester have been featured on all the major networks and papers in Rochester.

Richard Lines ’07 (SCB) received a MBA in management/marketing from Seton Hall University on May 14, 2010. “I also just finished firefighter training for my local volunteer Fire Department in Sussex, N.J.”

Caroline Walters ’07 (CIAS) and Dan Boardman ’08 (CIAS) were married on Aug. 21, 2010, in Union Springs, N.Y. Dan is attending the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the Fall of 2010 working toward his master’s degree in photography.

Elizabeth Copella ’07 (CIAS) and Anthony Copella are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Reagan Safari, on Jan. 3, 2010. She joins her proud big sister, Storm Madison, in their family. Elizabeth has been working as the sole digital artist and production manager for Keepsake Photography located in Victor, N.Y., since March 2005.

Matthew De Persis ’07 (SCB) is now partner marketing coordinator for MTV Networks located in New York, N.Y. “I support Logo and EPIX; Viacom’s newest movie channel, a joint venture between Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM.”

2008

Megan Charland ’08 (CIAS) recently moved back to Rochester, after having lived and worked in New York City, to attend graduate school. “I am pursuing a master of fine arts degree at Visual Studies Workshop. I currently work at Strong National Museum of Play and volunteer at Rochester Contemporary Art Center. I am an active visual artist and you can view my website at www.megancharland.com.”

Jeffrey Conner ’08 (CIAS) recently accepted a position at West Chester Area School District located in West Chester, Pa., as a technology and engineering educator. He will be teaching classes at the middle and high school levels.

Kevin Jesse ’08 (GCCIS) and Martha Jesse are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Elizabeth Anne. She was born on July 5, 2009, in Rochester. They were married on Aug. 17, 2008, at Belhurst Castle. They currently reside in Macedon, N.Y.

2009

Matthew Vimislik ’09 (CIAS) is a freelance illustrator who has done work for Carus Publishing and Rex Brewing. You can see more of his work at www.vimislikart.com.

Adam Cornwell ’09 (COS) writes, “I have spent since September of 2009 studying Japanese at a language school in Okazaki, Aichi, Japan. Also ran the Tokyo Marathon in February. I will be heading back to America to hopefully begin employment in a couple months.”

Courtney Wenner Martin ’09 (NTID) and Cody Martin ’09 (NTID), both graduates of the American Sign Language Interpreter Education program, are excited to announce their marriage. They began dating after meeting at RIT in 2006 and celebrated their marriage in Lockport, N.Y., on July 17, 2010.

2010

Bradley Sheremeta ’10 (SCB) writes, “I started my own business. CollegeZag is something I believe in very strongly. It’s the only place on the Web where college students and graduates can easily tube their video résumés and share them with thousands of potential employers. I’ve also decided to start off helping students and alumni of my alma mater. To the first 50 video and post résumés I receive via e-mail, I will post them free on the CollegeZag database. Feel free to contact me at 315-945-9949 for more information, including help creating a video résumé.” www.collegezag.com brad@collegezag.com.