March 25, 2011
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Michael Karpovage ’88, ’90 (FAA) writes, “Hello friends of Crown of Serpents! Thank you for your continued support throughout 2010. The novel has been selling successfully all across the U.S. and Canada. And even in Europe! It has been receiving excellent reviews on a consistent basis plus demands for a sequel and movie. Read more at www.crownofserpents.com.”
Barbara Welsh ’91 (SCB) accepted a position at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., as director of major gifts. Barbara was the president of Dollars and Sense, a development consulting firm. “After 20 years of business, I decided to close my company and join the staff of one of my previous clients. I welcome the opportunity to work as a team member at Mercy College and look forward to exploring all that the Hudson Valley has to offer.”
Michael Aiello ’91 (GAP) and wife, Jennifer, are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Angelina Faith. She was born on July 8, 2010, at Somerville Medical Center, Somerville, N.J.
Johnine Carolne Byrne ’89, ’91 (FAA) was named one of Cleveland Magazine’s Most Interesting People in its January 2011 issue for her company, UnBridal Goods, party and gift items for the divorced woman. Read more at www.clevelandmagazine.com or Unbridalgoods.com.
Hayden Reynolds ’92 (FAA) received a Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology on June 19, 2010, with a doctoral certificate in spiritual guidance.
Courtnay Dubois ’93 (CAST) is proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Diego John Flores. He was born on Oct. 21, 2010, in Las Vegas.
Louis Iannone ’93 (FAA) is a self-employed exhibit designer in the western New York area. Louis recently completed the design and fabrication of the new early childhood area, “Explorations,” at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
Margaret Lane Glitch ’88, ’94 (SCB) was recently promoted to senior director of communications and benefits for RIT Alumni Relations.
Tyrone Thomas Magby ’96, ’02 (CAST) is director of IT cost reduction at Thompson Advisory Group. Tyrone participated in an interactive career panel hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha, Mu Sigma Chapter, called “From the Classroom to the Boardroom.” About 75 students from various colleges attended. Panelists included Magby; Alain Leroy ’97 (CAST), business relationship manager at WellPoint Inc.; Marcus S. Parker ’98, ’02, (CAST), executive management consultant for the Department of Defense; and Jason W. Gallo ’98 (KGCOE), who is employed by Cisco Systems in the World Wide Lead TelePresence Programs & Operations.
Scott Vacula ’97 (CAST) accepted a position at Professional Service Industries Inc. in Cypress, Calf., as construction services department manager.
Roger Yarrow ’98 (CAST), whose specialty is in computer science, and Michael Beauchamp ’01 (CAST), whose specializes in packaging engineering, have created a software business together called FIT Software. Their product, PROTOGYM, is available online at www.protogym.com.
Abigail Wellman ’98 (CIAS) was honored with her photo, Ingrid, appearing on the cover of Color Magazine in the May 2010 issue. She writes, “I’m very happy to announce my Ingrid photo was selected for a Gold Award in the Metaphor/Abstract category. I also received a merit award for my photo, Ruth, on page 173 of the same issue.” Color Magazine is an international magazine that shows the work of established and emerging photographers. Abigail also received an Excellence Award, which means five of her images were published in a four-page spread in the November 2010 issue. Only 15 winners were selected in this category, out of 494 entries comprising 822 portfolios and 9,000 images. abigailwellmanphotography.com
Michael June ’99, (KGCOE) received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University on Sept. 29, 2010.