March 22, 2012
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Edward Leicht ’90 (KGCOE) has been working at ITT as an engineering supervisor in Rochester. On Nov. 1, the company split and the new name is ITT Exelis. He’s still in the same position.
Udit Minocha ’91 (COS) received a Ph.D. in microbiology from Purdue University in December.
Lauren Bullock ’91 (GAP) produced the feature film Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, starring Mira Sorvino, Joe Pantoliano and Michael Urie. The film, based on a popular children’s book, is in memory of Bullock’s two nieces, who were killed in a car accident near Darien Lake in 2009. Bullock continues to teach middle school drama and computers in Westport, Conn. www.jeremyfink.net.
Paul Finkelstein ’91 (GAP) received the Outstanding Service Award at the annual convention for Florida professional photographers for helping current and future photographers. He volunteers his time with the Professional Photographer’s Guild of the Palm Beaches, a growing team of photographers who educate, plan and recruit other photographers to upgrade their talents and continually raise the bar.
Joy Parker Champlin ’91, ’92 (GAP) along with Brian Steblen ’89 (CAST) and Mike Champlin ’90 (GAP), have formed DeBergerac Productions Inc., a full-service video production and media restoration company. Incorporated in 2010, DeBergerac Productions in Fairport, N.Y., has worked with clients such as Eastman Kodak, Frontier Communications, George Eastman House and The Strong’s National Museum of Play. www.debergeracproductions.com.
Brett Sahler ’92 (CAST), co-owner ofMergeLeft Reps Inc., along with Patricia Scott ’91 (CIAS), partnered with chef Matthew Shields to release an iPad cooking app, Matt’s Pantry, which is available at www. mattspantry.com. This was as an aside to their normal work as agents for commercial photographers.
Kevin Richards ’92 (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.”
Bridget Novak Hooser ’93 (KGCOE) and Brian Hooser are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, McKenna Margaret. She was born on Nov. 11, 2010, in Munich, Germany. Alexandra, 8, and Zachary, 5, are thrilled to have a little sister.
Christine Panzer ’93 (CAST) and Todd Fancher are happy to announce their marriage on Sept. 18 at the Daisy Flour Mill in Rochester. They live in Rochester.
Jon Bloomfield ’95 (CAST) accepted a position at Daugherty Business Solutions in Atlanta, Ga., as manager. He was employed at Deloitte Consulting as manager. Bloomfield started a seasonal farming business that includes a corn maze and Christmas tree sales. The farm is in Sugar Valley, Ga.
Brad Tuckman ’95 (CIAS) is president of KSC Kreate, which has started the production of its first feature film, Finding Joy. The KSC Kreate Films division is led by Shona Tuckman ’90 (FAA). KSC Kreate is a creative agency in Florida that specializes in visual content creation and digital asset management. To read more, go to www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=48679.
Dale Davis ’96 (KGCOE) was recently promoted to senior counsel, intellec-tual property for GE Energy’s thermal business. His role includes ownership for all IP matters. He is also an accomplished GE inventor, holding three patents related to the reduction of carbon emissions and power plant efficiency.
Russell Schwartzbeck ’97 (SCB) and Alexa Schwartzbeck ’97 (SCB) welcomed a baby boy, Andrew, on Oct. 5, 2010. They also have a 5-year-old daughter, Elisabeth.
Joan Moorehead ’97 (CAST) has been named a “woman to watch” by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. She is an admissions counselor at Monroe Community College in Rochester. She devotes her time to helping youths become successful members of the community.
Jane Norden Falter ’97 (CAST) achieved her ACRW by the Academy of Résumé Writers, a well-respected program that produces outstanding résumé writers. www.janefalter.com.
Dana Marlowe ’96 (NTID), ’98 (CLA) and Preston Blay ’96 (KGCOE) are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Riley Fisher Blay. He was born on Nov. 11 in Silver Spring, Md. Big brother Micah, 3, was ecstatic.
William Ward ’98 (CAST) retired from Siemens HealthCare Diagnostics in Brookfield, Conn.
Matthew Stenberg ’99 (CAST) and Kristy Stenberg are proud to announce the adoption of a girl, Kathleen Marian. Kathleen was born on Oct. 15 in Florida.
Tracy Weber ’99 (CAST) was named the 2011 Swan Valley High School Distinguished Alumna. She is CEO and founder of Kaleidoscope Learning Circle LLC, which helps individuals and teams develop self-awareness and leadership skills through partnering with horses. Weber received the volunteer leadership award from the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International at the 2011 PATH International Conference.