Aug. 4, 2011
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Michael Karpovage ’88, ’90 (CIAS) has unveiled a new bird’s-eye view 3-D perspective illustration of Savannah’s most famous Cobblestone Street. Presented in a poster, River Street is captured in all of its unique architecture, color and texture. Karpovage is a design professional who lives in Atlanta, Ga. www.KarpovageCreative.com.
James Austin ’90 (KGCOE) and his wife, Cheryl, are happy to announce their marriage on Sept. 5, 2010, in Arlington, Mass., where they live.
Paul Bartow ’91 (CIAS) and Richard Metzgar ’82, ’84, ’91 (CIAS) are sharing their project Stratimentation: Investigations of a Metamorphic Landscape at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Mass. www.stratimentation2.wordpress.com.
Michael Ruemmler ’91 (CIAS) writes, “I rode my second full century bike ride on April 16 for the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure in Hampton Roads, Va., raising almost $1,700. It was a great experience, knowing my ride raised funds to help the fight against diabetes.”
Michael Kim ’92 (SCB) is a Java developer III at Wolseley in Newport News, Va.
David Wanhatalo ’92 (CAST) was elevated to partner at Burr & Forman LLP in the Birmingham, Ala., office. Wanhatalo received his J.D. Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama.
Angel Dominguez ’93 (CAST) is a general manager at Ikin Margarita Hotel & Spa in Isla de Margarita, Venezuela. Previously, Dominguez was employed at Best Western Mara Inn as general manager.
Joseph Brennan ’93 (CIAS) writes, “Here is one of my latest works of art. Let me know what you think, if you could, at www.josephbrennandesigns.net. Proud to still be a part of RIT!”
James Harmon ’93 (CIAS) writes, “I was promoted to lecturer, level II, by the Board of Trustees at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, in April. I continue to work there in addition to my full-time career as a high school English teacher in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.”
Nancy Weigle ’92, ’94 (CIAS) and her husband, David, along with son Noah welcomed Erin Marie into the world on March 19. Weigle continues to enjoy being a stay-at-home mom.
Daniel Fenti ’94 (CAST) writes, “I launched a business in the worst economy in four decades. In February 2009, I purchased a transmission repair business. I’ve been using my sales and negotiating skills to land new business and generate additional revenue on the existing accounts we had.”
Robert Smith ’94 (CAST) and Tina Cote were married in July 2010 and are proud to announce the birth of their baby girl, Thayer Cote Smith. Thayer was born in December 2010 in Leesburg, Va. The family lives in Purcellville, Va.
Michael Birenbach ’96 (CAST) writes, “I’ve got a new job at Apple Inc. as verification engineer in Mobile Silicon.”
John Fetzko ’90 (NTID), ’96 (CAST) and Mary Fetzko are happy to announce their marriage on Sept. 23, 2006. The wedding took place in Cutchogue on the North Fork of Long Island. They are also proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Amelia Rose Fetzko, born on July 27, 2009. The family has settled into their new home in Mattituck, N.Y. John recently accepted a position at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y., as technology engineer.
Scott Beach ’97 (CAST) was hired in February by Computer Sciences Corporation as a regional representative in the North American Public Sector, Government Health Services Division. He will be providing training for N.Y. Medicaid providers around the Central New York area on claims processing. Beach lives in Syracuse, N.Y.
Peter Kull ’97, ’10 (KGCOE) is the founding investor in Kull Machine Inc., formed in December 2010. Kull recently acquired both P&A Tool and Die and Four Star Grinding, previously owned and operated by Paul and Kathleen Nagy. Based in Rochester, Kull will be running day-to-day operations.
Marci Fingeret Heitner ’98 (CIAS) and Eric Heitner are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Logan Haze. He was born on Jan. 1, at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Fla.
Laura Enders ’98 (CAST), ’99 (SCB), ’02 (CAST) is a senior health project coordinator for the University of Rochester working with the Infectious Diseases Division of the Department of Medicine. After working at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester as a registered nurse, she has taken a new position as the finance manager for the Center for Health and Behavioral Training.
Robert Camp ’99 (KGCOE) received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University on Jan. 23.
Andrew Pratt ’99 (CIAS) is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in the MFA program “Designer as Author.” He is also a creative director at the interactive design firm Funny Garbage. He lives with his wife, Sarah, and 2-year-old son, Donovan, in New York City. www.andypratt.net.
Otto Vondrak ’99 (CIAS) is a designer and an associate editor at Railfan & Railroad Magazine in Newton, N.J. Previously, Vondrak was an art director at Tanen Directed Advertising. “An opportunity came up to follow a lifelong passion with railroads and trains, which prompted the move to electronic media manager for Carstens Publications Inc.”
Derek Punaro ’99 (CAST) and Amanda Punaro are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Cambree Anne. She was born on Feb. 7, in Buffalo. Her 2-year-old sister, Ariella, is eager to start playing with her as soon as possible.