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Michael Marcian ’73 (GAP) was featured in The Capital’s HometownAnnapolis.com. The article shares how he is living his longtime dream of being a printer and farmer. Marcian is the chief executive officer and chairman of the board for Corporate Press in Lanham. When he is not there, he is in his work boots running the All Seasons Farm with his wife, Carolyn. He balanced both fields long enough to be given the Printing Industries of America’s 2011 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award.

Michael Rothman Havelin ’71, ’73 (GAP) has e-published two genealogi-cal mysteries, Ben Bones and The Deadly Descendants and Ben Bones and The Search for Paneta’s Crown. He is also the author of two photo how-to books, Photography for Writers and The Practical Manual of Captive Animal Photography, and publisher of the now defunct photography magazine Shooter’s Rag.


John O’Brien ’74 (SCB) has recently retired. He was employed at FNS as a materials specialist. “I am now enjoying the life of a ‘retired gentleman’ after 38 years in the shipping and warehousing industry.”

John Lloyd ’74 (SCB) is president and CEO of MANTEC Inc., based in York, Pa. He was invited to join Gov. Tom Corbett’s Council on Manufacturing for Pennsylvania.

Mary Christopher ’74 (NTID) won the theme contest for Deaf Women of Massachusetts (DWMass) in March 2011. Her submission, “In Mind, Body, Spirit: Deaf Women Stand Together,” will be featured at the 2012 Conference in Sturbridge, Mass., on Oct. 19-21. She was the speaker for the Class of 2011 graduation ceremony at The Learning Center of the Deaf in Framingham on June 17.


John Genese ’75 (CLA) accepted a position at MINI of Manhattan, 67 Wall St., New York, as motoring adviser.


Thomas Fecteau ’76 (SCB) writes, “After being involved in local area auto racing on and off for many years, I returned to driving at the age of 57 and won my first qualifying event and finished fourth in season points at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y.”

Michael Pollio ’76 (GAP) is involved in local events, creating graphic design and photography for the Eastern Shore of Virginia’s Onancock Noel Night. This photo was taken on Onancock Creek during Onancock’s first-ever Santa arrives by boat, accompanied by kayak reindeer. This photograph was published in 2011 Chesapeake Bay Magazine—winter edition, Eastern Shore Newspaper and Virginia is for Lovers publication.

Stephen Richards ’76 (GAP) writes, “Richards Graphic Communications Inc., a premier family owned and operated business that specializes in offset as well as digital printing, has received the 2011 Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Loyola University. The award honors and recognizes family businesses that demonstrate a strong commitment to business, family and community and display innovative business practices and growth strategies.”


Marc Viggiano ’77 (KGCOE) is president and CEO of Saab Sensis Corp. Viggiano will lead the new subsidiary in strategic growth in the North American defense, civil security and air traffic management markets.

Michael Joniec ’77 (GAP) is set to begin his 33rd year as an adjunct instructor in photography at Community College of Philadelphia (CCP). He exhibited recent photos in the annual Faculty Print Exhibition at CCP. He is continuing with commercial photography for advertising activities and is celebrating his 29th year self-employed in commercial photography. www.joniecinc.com.


Elaine Cohen ’77, ’78 (FAA) is the CFO of Advocates On Call, a home companion and advocacy agency that employs 30 people. She started the business three years ago when she could not find help for her father in Boynton Beach, Fla.

Daniel Mills ’78 (FAA) recently accepted a position at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, as museum of art director, lecturer in the humanities. He recently was employed at Bucknell University as director, Samek Art Gallery. Also, Brooklyn Artist’s Alliance is representing a limited edition version of his U.S. Future States Atlas, which has been acquired by a number of institutions including the British Library, Library of Congress, UCLA and Harvard University. www.dan-mills.net.

Lawrence Fox ’78 (GAP) has started a new photography business, High Impact Imaging. The business specializes in corporate, event and wedding photography. www.highimpactimaging.com.

Deborah Hall ’77, ’78 (GAP) was featured in several publications, including in an article in the Oregonian, “Artistic Inspiration in the Columbia River Basin.” http://bit.ly/nDPEiM. She wrote the article shortly after her three-month sabbatical trip documenting the Columbia River. Her new work was featured in a solo show at the Tom Myott Gallery in May and then in the faculty exhibit at Skidmore College last fall. Her work was included in the “Resolution of the Arts and Sciences” exhibit and lecture series at the Schick Gallery and also at Riverfront Studios in Schulyerville. It is currently on display at 677 Prime in Albany through April.


Robert Dodenhoff ’79 (SCB), has published The Man Test (Sourcebooks Inc., Chicago, Ill. Copyright 2001). The Man Test is a guide containing the information every man should learn and master, from career and employment to domestic skills. The book is available at bookstores nationwide and at amazon.com.