2000s




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2000

Sarah Laughter Crandall ’98, ’00 (CIAS) and her husband, Sean, are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Madeleine Elizabeth. She was born on Jan. 21, 2011, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. She joins big sister Lorelai.

Roberta Mather-Brown ’00 (CLA) is a civil service marketing director for the U.S. Department of State and is featured on the U.S. Department of State’s website at careers.state.gov/work/domestic.

Jeremy De Lyser ’00 (CAST) writes, “I passed the NCEES Professional Engineering Exam in April and have now earned a Professional Engineering License in New York state.”

Andrew Ardini ’00 (KGCOE) and his wife, Stacey, are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Maggie Sophia. She was born on March 2 in Boston.

2001

Matthew Sudol ’01 (SCB) accepted a position at Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners in New York City as associate director of social marketing. Sudol was previously employed at the New York City Economic Development Corp. as assistant vice president, marketing.

Mary Hogan Jacob ’01 (KGCOE) and Brian Jacob ’01 (KGCOE) are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Braden Patrick, on June 10 in Manassas, Va. Big sister Kaylin is 4 years old and big brother Kyle is 2.

Jennifer Pomerhan Hamson ’01 (CIAS) and Jeffrey Hamson ’01 (CIAS) are happy to announce the birth of their second son, Joel Richard Hamson, born Sept. 25, 2010. Older brother Jake is proud of his little brother.

Richard Waters ’01 (NTID) is a pre-press operator at the Lowe-Martin Group in Toronto, where he has worked for over five years. He won the employee of the year award for quality of excellence in the winter of 2010. The owner, Ward Griffin ’91 (CIAS), also attended RIT.

Corinne Zeitler Scully ’01 (COS) and her husband, Joshua, are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Annabelle Grace. She was born on Dec. 24, 2010, in Shady Grove, Md.

Jeffrey Fasoldt ’01 (SCB) writes, “I was selected as the 2011 Rochester Financial Executive of the Year in the large company category by the Rochester Business Journal and Financial Executives International.”

2002

Kevin Sheldon ’02 (SCB) and his wife, Angie, are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Christopher John Sheldon. He was born on June 30 in Reston, Va.

Zachary Welch ’02 (CIAS), ’09 (GCCIS) is a systems administratorfor VP Supply Corp. in Rochester. Before that, Welch was the owner of Tech N’ Taboodle.

2003

Carmen Goatseay Johnson ’03, ’05 (CAST) is a senior recruiter at Adecco USA in Canandaigua, N.Y.

John Nuszkowski ’03 (KGCOE) is an assistant professor at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.

Birtrand Miskell ’03 (CIAS) and his wife, Dawn, are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Riley Evan. He was born on May 14 in Washington, D.C.

Allison Hoover Saunders ’03 (COS) received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University in May. She is continuing her research at Penn State as a post-doc studying enzymes involved in bacteriochlorophyll biosynthesis.

Jennifer Yox Doern ’03 (SCB) and Jason Doern ’05 (CAST) are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Ava Lena. She was born on Dec. 25, 2010. Big brother Spencer is excited to have a little sister.

Bryan Mutter ’03 (CAST) and Danielle Lussier are happy to announce their marriage on July 29 at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingston, R.I. Tony Nally ’03 (CAST), Mike Staples ’03 (CAST) and Aaron Arias ’04 (CAST) attended the event.

Stacey Wronkowski ’03 (SCB) is the IT program leader at General Electric in Cincinnati. Previously, she was a manager at Ernst & Young.

2004

Hope Kendrick Lubkowski ’04 (CIAS) and Jeffrey Lubkowski ’06, ’11 (KGCOE) are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Mia Jane. She was born on March 28 in Rochester.

Jvalant Sampat ’04 (GCCIS) is the author of India’s first WWII thriller, The Tenth Unknown. It is now available at bookvistas.com.

Melissa Keith ’04 (CIAS) is the senior photographer for the Advertising Department at Meijer Inc., in Grand Rapids, Mich. She relocated from Chicago and began her new position in April.

Kevin Foster ’04 (GCCIS) and his wife, Patricia, are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Meredith Curran. She was born June 30 in York, Maine.

John O Neill ’04 (CIAS) writes, “I am delighted to inform everyone involved with the RIT Graduate Graphic Design Program in the School of Design, I have accepted a visiting professor position at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, N.C. The curriculum and the quality of teaching in the Graduate Graphic Design Program prepared me to own and operate a socially conscious graphic design company, to be a social activist, and be a successful adjunct instructor for Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University.”

Deale Hutton ’04 (CIAS) was employed at SUNY Oswego as an art librarian. In December 2010, she retired and is now a full-time artist in Fair Haven, N.Y.

Simone Edwards-Forde ’04 (NTID) is a literacy practitioner at Alternative Learning Styles and Outlooks in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Before accepting this new position, she was a literacy practitioner at Ottawa Deaf Centre.

Spencer Stonier ’04 (COS) received a doctorate degree in immunology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center-Houston in August.

2005

Keith Bangs ’05 (CAST) received a Master of Science degree in marine engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in May.

Jonathan Raduns ’05 (CAST) is a resident food-merchandising consultant at National Restaurant Consulting in Denver, Colo., and founded www.simplefarmmarketing.com.

L. Jeffrey Kelly ’05 (KGCOE) graduated from Syracuse University Law School on May 13 with honors. He is a registered patent agent and is pursuing a career in patent/intellectual property law. He and his wife, Laura, live in Fairport, N.Y.

Eric Lindheimer ’05 (CAST) passed the Professional Engineer Exam and will be licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. He is a project engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Washington Aqueduct. Eric and his wife, Talia, have a newborn son, Zachary, and live in Laurel, Md.

2006

Michael Carvelli ’06 (CAST) passed the Professional Engineer Exam in Pennsylvania in April. “I took the civil exam with the geotechnical depth portion. Good luck to the rest of the ’06 class.”

2007

Leah Ferrante Sager ’07 (CIAS) and Robert Sager ’05, ’05 (CAST) are happy to announce their marriage on May 14 in Lake George, N.Y. They live in Rockledge, Fla.

Melissa Newcomb ’07 (CIAS) is an art professor at Keuka College. She recently exhibited her art at the Garden Cafe Gallery in Rochester.

Karrie Swanson ’07, ’09, ’10 (CIAS) has been accepted into the distance MBA program at Colorado State University. She is a project specialist at Catholic Health Initiatives Foundation doing graphic design, mailings and project calendars.

Jenna Coleman-Smallidge ’07 (CIAS) and her husband, Tim Smallidge ’06 (KGCOE), celebrated their first anniversary on May 29.

Kristin Semmler-Frace ’07 (CAST), ’07 (SCB) is happy to announce her marriage to Robert Frace on Oct. 9, 2010, in Spencerport, N.Y. They live in Brockport, N.Y.

2008

Allison Ingalls ’08 (SCB) and Fabien Cinus are happy to announce their marriage on July 30 in Cuba, N.Y. Katie Grenga ’08 (SCB) was a bridesmaid.

Adam Botzenhart ’08 (CLA) graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude. He began working at the law firm of Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan in San Francisco in the fall of 2011. His focus is on intellectual property and general commercial litigation. He is pictured here with good friends Lisa Hawver ’08 (COS) and Dan Orth ’08 (COB).

Kristin Henson ’08 (CAST) is a national sales assistant at Clear Channel Communications in Philadelphia, Pa.

Steven Dibelius ’08 (GCCIS) received a Master of Science degree in information from the University of Michigan, School of Information in April. He is an associate engineer at MicroLink LLC in Vienna, Va.

Gregory Ventura ’08 (SCB) started his own business, SNAPpod NY in July. He serves western New York with photo booth rentals for weddings, birthdays, corporate parties or most any event. For information, go to www.snappodny.com.

Jennifer Russell D’Ovidio ’08 (CAST) opened XPolsť Pole Dance Fitness Studio in January 2010. Together with her husband, William D’Ovidio ’08 (CIAS), they have expanded, opening a second studio offering Cirque Fitness. Similar to Cirque du Soleil, Aerial Arts of Rochester is at Artisanworks in Rochester.

2009

Adam Cornwell ’09, ’09 (COS) and Jessica Donnelly are happy to announce their marriage on May 21 in Danbury, Conn. They live in Rochester.

Kiersten Shinrock ’07, ’09 (NTID) ’09 (CLA) is a coordinator for Student Involvement and Leadership at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Jill Knobeloch Salvo ’09 (CIAS) and Anthony Salvo ’09 (KGCOE) are happy to announce their marriage on June 4 in Colorado Springs, Colo. They live in Orange County, Calif. The bridal party included graduates David Holland ’09, ’09 (KGCOE); John Glass ’08, ’10 (KGCOE);and Trevor Blanarik ’09 (GCCIS).

Liliya Plotkina ’09 (CIAS) is an account coordinator at Roberts Communications in Rochester. “Thanks to the awesome guidance and education I got during my time in the Advertising/PR program at RIT, I was able to land this job straight out of college. I get to work with lots of brands, but my main focus is on Xerox.”

2010

Michele Knapp ’10 (CAST) was promoted on April 20 to vice president of human resources at Getinge USA Inc. in Rochester.

Ryan McDonough ’10 (GCCIS) and Dona Inthaxoum McDonough are happy to announce their marriage on May 23 in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. They live in Summerville, S.C. with their new Jackabee puppy, Tatum.

Kari Hazzard ’10 (SCB), ’10 (CLA) is a financial services professional with MassMutual in Rochester.

Ihudiya Ogburu ’10 (GCCIS) is a district community liaison with the Peace Corps in Washington, D.C. “I have started a blog to share my experiences on the journey, visit ictpc.blogspot.com.”

Sophie Schillaci ’10 (CLA) is a staff editor at The Hollywood Reporter. “I attended the Do Stuff awards and interviewed Gavin DeGraw in our studio and attended the MTV Video Music Awards.”