2000s




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2000

Stephanie Coolidge ’98, ’00 (CIAS) writes, “I recently illustrated The Mystery of the Silver Statue, which was written by Raymond C. Perkins Jr. Read more at www.radianthen.com. I am currently working on illustrations for the sequel.”

Maren Hess ’00 (COS), ’01 (SCB), and husband, Michael, are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Alexander. He was born in June 2010 in Greensburg, Pa. Alexander joins big brother Benjamin.

Nicholas Spittal ’00 (COS), ’01 (SCB) and Jennifer Spittal are proud to announce the birth of their third boy, Wilson Charles. He was born on Jan. 17, in Raleigh, N.C.

Amy Storch ’00 (CLA) received a doctor of philosophy degree in health psychology with honors from Walden University in January.

2001

Mariya Kofman Lyubman ’01 (SCB) and Robert Lyubman are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Eric Benjamin. He was born on Feb. 12, 2010, in New York City. He joins big brothers Samuel, 7, and Ron, 5. Lyubman recently accepted a position at Skanska USA in Parsippany, N.J., as executive office manager.

Herman Allister ’01 (CAST) was promoted to the rank of captain on March 10. Allister is currently on active duty with United States Forces Korea.

Daniel Cavanagh ’01 (KGCOE) and Julia Scott are happy to announce their marriage on April 15 in Kings Park, Newport, R.I. The couple lives in Newport.

Michael Attebery ’01 (CIAS) writes, “My books, On/Off, set at RIT, and Billionaires, Bullets, Exploding Monkeys are now available as 99-cent Kindle editions on Amazon.”

2002

Susana Wong ’02 (CAST) writes “Christopher Moore ’02 (CIAS) and I were married in 2006. Christopher is a senior production engineer in Blue Sky Studios in Greenwich, Conn., and worked on the movie Rio. Last year, we welcomed our beautiful baby girl, named Olivia Pia, who also is in the credits of Rio. I am an association administrator and manager for the World Plaza C.A. in Hackensack, N.J.”

Jason Ansuini ’02 (GCCIS) received an MBA in 2008 from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and has been named director of finance for The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Katrese Lockett ’02 (CLA) received a master’s degree of science in organizational learning and human resource development from St. John Fisher College on May 7.

2003

Kimberly Hemmer Bonarski ’03 (CLA) and Timothy Bonarski ’04 (CAST) are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Thomas Daniel. He was born on March 14 in New Haven, Conn. Big brother Tyler is thrilled to have Tommy join the family.

Christopher Capozziello ’03 (CIAS) was awarded the Berenice Abbott Prize in 2010 for an Emerging Photographer. In February, he was flown to Los Angeles to speak at the opening exhibition of his work, For God, Race and Country. Capozziello also placed in the Top 50 of Photolucida’s Critical Mass and was nominated to put forth a book proposal on his body of work about his twin brother, Nick, called The Distance Between Us.

2004

Carlos Ramos ’01, ’03, ’04 (CAST) and Felia Aldridge Ramos ’01 (NTID), ’04 (SCB) are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Nissa Felia. She was born on Nov. 4, 2010, in Conyers, Ga. Her 2-year-old sister, Damaris, is excited about the new addition.

James Hulka ’04 (COS) is a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va. Hulka also will begin a Ph.D. program in earth systems and geoinformation sciences at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., this fall.

Matthew Lawrence ’04 (GCCIS) and Calin Lawrence are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Aidan Powers Lawrence. He was born on Jan. 11 at Rochester General Hospital.

Sarah Smith ’04 (KGCOE) and Robert Smith are happy to announce their marriage on April 17, 2010, in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. They live in Washington, D.C. Andrea Hanke White ’04 (KGCOE) and Tyler White ’03 (SCB) attended. The couple enjoyed their honeymoon in San Francisco.

Brad Conrad ’04 (COS) accepted a position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., as an assistant professor. Conrad previously was employed at National Institute of Standards and Technology as an NRC postdoctoral research fellow.

David Lickstein ’04 (CIAS) and Kristine Werner Lickstein ’06 (CAST) are happy to announce their marriage on Nov. 6, 2010, at the Rock House Hotel, Negril, Jamaica. They live in New Haven, Conn. The wedding was attended by bridesmaids Melissa Gilbert ’05 (SCB), Mariah Finegan ’05 (CIAS), Jaimee Simone ’04 (CAST) and groomsman Thomas Armstrong ’04 (CIAS). Other RIT alumni in attendance included Chris Conley ’06 (CAST) and Michael Rinaldi ’04 (SCB). The couple enjoyed their honeymoon in Thailand and Vietnam.

Joy Brophy ’04 (COS), ’05 (SCB) and Brandon Brophy ’05 (GCCIS) are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Alexander Smith. He was born on Jan. 13 in Lititz, Pa.

Roman Yampolskiy ’04, ’04 (GCCIS) is now a director of the CyberSecurity Lab at the University of Louisville.

Micah Hagan ’04 (GCCIS) and Ara Taylor Hagan ’04 (SCB) are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Mya E. Hagan. She was born on Oct. 25, 2010, in Burlington, Vt.

Stefania LoMonaco ’04, ’04 (CAST) was recently promoted to communications consultant from sales executive at Xerox Corp. in Rochester. “I joined the Corporate Communications team at Xerox on April 1 to support internal communication and the communication efforts of Corporate Lean Six Sigma.”

2005

Anne Culver Malitis ’05 (SCB) is proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Arianna Elizabeth Malitis. She was born on Feb. 5 in Rochester. Big brothers Roman, 3, and Ethan, 2, adore their new little sister.

David Du Rocher ’05 (GCCIS) accepted a position in October 2010 at Adobe Systems Inc. in New York City as technical consultant for Omniture Technology. Rocher was previously employed as Web marketing manager for New York University and continues his work as a professor for the CUNY College of Technology.

Zachary Iniguez ’05 (GCCIS) and Emily Springer are happy to announce their marriage on July 23 in Minneapolis, Minn. They live in Eagan, Minn. The wedding was attended by Daniel DiCenzo ’05 (GCCIS), Robert McTague ’02 (GCCIS), Robert Boccio ’05 (GCCIS), Christopher Guy ’06 (GCCIS) and Andrew Simon ’10 (CAST).

Alex Ludwinek ’05 (GCCIS) was recently promoted to IT project manager and security engineer from network security engineer at Nexidia in Atlanta, Ga.

Julie Quagliozzi Mancini ’05 (CIAS) and Gus Mancini ’06 (CAST) are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Chloe Ava. She was born on March 4 in Newton, Mass.

Lindsay Taplin Tiballi ’05 (SCB) and Daniel Tiballi are happy to announce their marriage on July 31, 2010, at Waypoint Fine Food & Spirit, North Rose, N.Y. Lindsay received a master’s degree in management from Keuka College in November 2010. The couple lives in Phelps, N.Y.

2006

Lonnie Parker ’06, ’06 (KGCOE) and Andrea Grimes are happy to announce their marriage on Aug. 6, 2010, in Atlanta, Ga. They met at Georgia Institute of Technology, where they are both doctoral candidates.

Nichole Jones ’06 (CIAS) and Chris Jones are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Emma Nichole. She was born on Nov. 28, 2010, in Frederick, Md. Emma was welcomed with love by her big brother, Christopher.

Minsoo Kim ’06 (COS) and fellow second-year student Jamie Bleyer of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical School for International Health, in collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center, presented their research at the Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Societies for Pediatric Research in April.

Seth Burgess ’06 (GCCIS), ’09 (SCB) and Jessica Burgess are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Anderson James. He was born on Feb. 12 in Geneva, N.Y.

Jeffrey Sulik ’06 (SCB) has been kicking it in the desert of Doha, Qatar, since February 2008 working for Texas A&M University at Qatar. As the assistant director for the Department of Student Affairs, he is responsible for providing co-curricular learning opportunities for students from 39 countries. He and his bride, Michelle, celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary in June 2010 and are proud parents of Jackson, 9; Benjamin, 7; and Erin, 5.

2007

Lyle Wilkie ’07 (CAST) recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Wilkie completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.

Sara Springer ’07 (CAST) writes, “My husband, Mike Gorman, and I just celebrated our one year anniversary on Feb. 28. We got married at The Grove in North Las Vegas in a gazebo. We had a small wedding of just 50 guests comprised of family and a few friends. I absolutely love the Monte Carlo Resort and Spa; I work on the 32nd floor called Hotel 32.”

Chelsie Armbruster ’07 (COS) defended her dissertation on April 12 for a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Wake Forest University.

Amir Figueroa ’07 (CAST) accepted a position at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, as the manager of their Flow Cytometry Core Facility.

Leah Vigneau Wiegmann ’07, ’07 (CIAS) and husband, Elijah, are the owners of Spruce Design Studio, a husband-and-wife design team nestled in the Appalachian Mountains outside of Pittsburgh, Pa. www.sprucedesignstudio.com.

Ashley Lotito Kingdollar ’07 (CIAS) is happy to announce her marriage to Army sergeant and Black Hawk mechanic William Kingdollar Jr. on March 27, 2010. Alumni guests included Amy Mikolin ’07 (COS); Kurt Kluever ’08, ’08 (COS); Allison Bernstein ’08 (COS); Ryan Kao ’09 (GCCIS); Chrissy Szczupak ’08 (CIAS); Matt Bango ’08 (GCCIS); Ben Sweeney ’08 (CAST); Jesse Steiner ’09, ’09 (KGCOE); and Justin Kwong ’07, ’10 (COS). After a beautiful wedding in Skaneateles, N.Y., the couple honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico. They are stationed with the U.S. Army in Tacoma, Wash.

Matthew De Persis ’07 (SCB) recently changed roles in the content distribution and marketing department of MTV Networks in New York City to partner marketing coordinator for TV Land. He was previously employed at MTV Networks as partner marketing coordinator, EPIX & Logo.

2008

Morgan Callahan ’08 (CIAS) will be starting medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Seton Hill with the Class of 2015.

Erin Redl Cardwell ’08 (CAST) and Mitchell Cardwell ’08 (GCCIS) are happy to announce their marriage on Oct. 17, 2010, in West Point, N.Y. They live in Valencia, Calif. Sarah McKinney and Dan Wisniewski ’08 (KGCOE) were in the bridal party. Also in attendance were Matt Blauvelt ’09 (GCCIS); Kerry Gallagher ’09 (CIAS); Sam Haas ’08, ’08 (KGCOE); Shadle Stewart ’08, ’08 (KGCOE); and Dan Wisner.

Robert Songer ’08 (GCCIS) has just completed his second year of teaching at Kanazawa Technical College in Kanazawa, Japan, where he has been working to implement new educational programs for enriching his students’ capabilities as global engineers. Songer assisted KTC in applying to join the worldwide CDIO Initiative, which was originally founded by engineering professors at MIT.

2009

Amanda Kristoff Weissman ’09 (COS), ’09 (KGCOE) and Adam Weissman ’10, ’10 (KGCOE) are happy to announce their marriage on Oct. 10, 2010, in Worcester, Mass. They live in Moorestown, N.J.

Jennifer Pepe Pedicone ’09 (CAST) and Anthony Pedicone ’10 (CAST) are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Brian Thomas. He was born on Oct. 14, 2010, in Rochester. They are also happy to announce their marriage on Dec. 12, 2009, in Rochester. They live in Buffalo, N.Y.

Stephanie Collins ’09 (CAST) writes, “NASA brought together 150 Twitter followers to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a two-day Tweetup, April 18-19, during (what was supposed to be) the final launch of space shuttle Endeavour. I was selected as one of 150 @NASA Twitter followers to attend and tweet the event.” Collins writes the blog, “Poorer Than You.” She is employed at the Internet retailer ThinkGeek.

Sarah Slade ’09 (COS) and Samuel Slade ’09 (CAST) are happy to announce their marriage on Sept. 4, 2010, in Buffalo, N.Y. They live in Utica, N.Y.

Lea Khavari Rabinowitz ’09 (CLA) and Josh Rabinowitz ’09 (GCCIS) are happy to announce their marriage on June 5, 2010, at Turf Valley in Ellicott City, Md. They live in Bethesda, Md.

Kurt Settembre ’09 (CAST) completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Settembre completed training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.

2010

Lori Baines ’10 (NTID) and Jacob Baines ’09 (GCCIS) are happy to announce their marriage on Sept. 4, 2010, at the Salford Schwenkfelder Meetinghouse in Souderton, Pa. Alumni in attendance included Emily Clement ’10 (NTID); Michael Adsit ’01 (COS); Stacey Weiss-Dubolino ’10 (NTID); Cynthia Modes ’10 (NTID) and Gabrielle Nocciolino ’09, ’11 (NTID). The couple lives in Centreville, Va.