2011 Distinguished Alumni recognized

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Mark Feder is the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

The RIT community on Friday is celebrating alumni who represent the best of each of the colleges.

Here are the award winners.

Kevin J. Surace ’85 College of Applied Science and Technology

As CEO of Serious Materials, Surace leads the company in its mission to reduce energy usage of the world’s largest contributor—buildings. Before joining Serious Materials in 2002, Surace held executive and technical positions with Perfect Commerce, General Magic, Air Communications, National Semiconductor, and Seiko-Epson.

Brooks H. Bower ’74 College of Imaging Arts and Sciences

Bower is chairman and chief executive officer of Papercone Corp., the largest privately held specialty envelope manufacturer in the United States, with more than 125 employees.

Dale J. Dangremond ’81 College of Liberal Arts

Dangremond has more than 30 years of experience working in the disability field as an advocate, administrator, consultant, systems change agent and parent of children with neurological disorders.

Robert P. Loce ’85, ’93 College of Science

Loce is a principal scientist and technical manager in the Xerox Research Center in Webster, N.Y.

Katie A. Linendoll ’05 B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Linendoll is an Emmy award-winning technology expert, appearing on CNN and the CBS Early Show and regularly contributing her expertise to magazines like People, People Style Watch, Marie Claire Shape and Fitness.

Raymond V. Malpocher ’70 Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Malpocher is an independent consultant specializing in the evaluation and rejuvenation of underperforming global manufacturing companies with an emphasis on enhancing underutilized technologies.

Mark Feder ’75, ’76 National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Feder, SVP ’71, ’75, ’76, of Hawthorn Woods, Ill., is the owner/controller of B.E. Atlas Company, a family-owned wholesale hardware distributor that sells to more than 2,500 independent retailers, plumbers and electrical and construction contractors in the Chicago area.

A. John Bartholomew ’60 E. Phillip Saunders College of Business

Bartholomew is owner and operator of the Bartholomew Health Care Group, a network of four senior communities in Western New York. He founded the first of these communities, Crest Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center, more than 30 years ago.

For more about the Distinguished Alumni, go to www.rit.edu/alumni/recognition.