1970s




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1970

Ray Breslin ’70 (KGCOE) was recently appointed chairperson for the 2011 Miami Beach Arts Gala, which grants money to art and cultural organizations producing events on Miami Beach from funds raised at city-sponsored events. Breslin is the president of the Collins Park Neighborhood Association and is the sister cities international liaison between Miami Beach and Brampton, Canada. He and his partner of 33 years, Patrick Pecoraro, own and operate Bresaro Suites at the Mantell Plaza in Miami Beach. www.bresaro.com.

Robert Kiger ’70 (CIAS) will ride a Globike from Oceanside, Calif., to Annapolis, Md., then head north through Washington, D.C.; New Jersey; New York; and New Hampshire, where he will collect petitions in support of his run for U.S. president. Kiger hopes to meet with RIT alumni along the way.

Wallace Dale ’70 (CAST) retired in 1998 from the Thomas Lipton Co. where he was the plant manager of the Santa Cruz, Calif., production and distribution center. Dale went on to volunteer with Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) in San Jose, Calif. After becoming the chapter chair for two years, he became the district director for the San Francisco District for four years. He lives in Santa Cruz.

1971

Shelley Smith Noble ’71 (CIAS) and James Dunham Noble ’72 (CIAS) married in August 1971 and are the proud parents of Sara, Amy and Kate. They just welcomed their fourth grandson, Griffin Noble Fowler, on Dec. 30, 2010. He was welcomed by his two brothers, Bowen Wills, 4, and Jackson James, 2, and cousin Philip Schuyler Thompson, 2. Noble writes, “Everyone lives in Annapolis, Md., and what heaven it is to be together in the same city.”

1972

Gregory Enos ’72 (CIAS) presented “Coping With Information Overload” at the International Listening Association Convention on April 1 in Johnson City, Tenn. He is the owner and managing principal of Time Communications Associates, which helps organizations increase personal productivity through workshops and coaching. He is based in North Attleboro, Mass.

Harvey Duze ’72 (CIAS) writes, “The theme for this year’s Akin Gump Annual Review is Focus on the Client. Nearly all photos used to interpret various aspects of the theme were selected from my stock photo collection or, in one case, newly created for the publication. The online version of the review is at www.akingump.com/files/upload/AG_Annual_Review_2010.pdf. A printed version of the book has also been released.”

Robert Komar ’72 (KGCOE) retired in October 2009 after 37 years of employ-ment initially at IBM, then Loral, and now Lockheed Martin, where he began by designing displays for use in aircraft cockpits. He went on to design power supplies and flat panel displays and at his retirement was a systems engineer. “I had a satisfying career with great experience. Now I am traveling, fishing and am a regular member of the Corner Crew. Go Tigers!”

1974

Patricia Moore ’74 (CIAS) writes, “Moore Design Associates is being recognized for the creation of a true-to-life physical medicine and rehabilitation treatment environment at the flagship Veterans Administration Medical Center in Washington, D.C.” Visit the website at http://smrt.io/eJ6jmA.

1975

Stephen Gulack ’75 (SCB) recently accepted a position with Golden Memories Transportation in Rochester as a tour coach operator. He had worked for Star Travel as a tour coach operator.

Joe Aker ’75 (CIAS) recently completed an installation of his work, Spanish Symmetry, at the new James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Aker’s work was chosen for the south interior entryway by Houston firms WHR Architects and Art + Artisans Art Consulting.

1977

Wendy Bond White ’77 (CIAS) will be teaching at the Winterthur Needlework Conference Oct. 21-22 in Wilmington, Del. White was the workroom manager, contributing researcher and embroiderer for the “Plymouth Jacket Project,” a re-creation of a 17th century women’s embroidered jacket that is now on display at Winterthur. The project involved redevelopment of period silk and metal fibers, technique diagnostics, more than 80 volunteer embroiderers and 300 volunteers stitching more than 3,500 hours.

J. Mark Turner ’77 (CAST) received his certified professional photographer designation from the Professional Photographic Certification Commission in April. Turner earned this designation after meeting rigorous requirments measuring his artistic and technical competence.

1978

Jane Danielson Rickard ’78 (CLA) writes, “14 months ago my husband and business partner Patrick Boylan and myself founded www.Wellesparkbulldog.com, a hyper-local news site serving the north side of Chicago.”

Anne Bowman Bussard ’77, ’78 (CIAS) was recently promoted to senior staff social worker at the Schuyler County Mental Health Clinic in Watkins Glen, N.Y. “Three years ago, I followed my dream and was ordained as a rabbi by the Rabbinical Seminary International in New York City and am now co-officiating at interfaith weddings in the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Southern Tier areas.”

Christopher Schneiter ’78 (CIAS) is an adjunct professor of photography (lighting/illustration) at Lansing Community College, Lansing, Mich. “After 25 years as a commercial shooter, I am actively pursuing Fine Arts Photography. Visit my website at www.christopherschneiter.com.”