1970s




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1970

Robert Marion ’70 (GAP) and two of his grandsons, Christopher Bateman, 10, and Ethan Brennan, 8, visited RIT for a hockey game and had a great time. Marion says his grandsons are still talking about the game and he hopes that he is grooming future Tigers.

1971

Robert Kiss ’71 (GAP) writes that his first book, Barbados Chattel Houses, is now available to purchase online directly from the publisher who will ship worldwide. The book has more than 115 of his black and white photos and the text is by architectural historian and professor Henry Fraser. To purchase the book, go to http://macomag.com/home.htm. The book is featured at the bottom of the page.

1972

Earl Hamil ’72 (KGCOE) and his wife, Debbie, announce that their daughter, Kristi, will begin graduate study for her Educational Specialist degree in school psychology at the Citadel in August. Their son, Jason, is halfway through his Ph.D. in sports and athletic management with the National Sports Academy.

1973

Jane (Chase) Wattenberg ’73 (GAP) wrote a new children’s book, Mrs. Mustard’s Beastly Babies. The book, published in February, is an accordion-style baby board book illustrated with photography. Wattenberg has achieved success with previous books, Edward Lear’s The Duck and the Kangaroo, which she illustrated, and Henny-Penny and Never Cry Woof! For more information, visit her website at www.mrsmustard.com.

1975

Robert Green ’75 (FAA, NTID) owner of Green Graphics Design in Scottsville, N.Y., received a Master of Science degree in strategic marketing in May 2011 from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester.

1976

John Henry ’76 (GAP) and David Price ’80 (GAP) traveled with their wives to Spain and Morocco in September 2011. The two have been friends since they met in 1973 in the School of Printing graduate program. Henry is research and development and technical manager of Metalcraft in Mason City, Iowa. Price recently founded TekBasics, a Macintosh consulting business in Dunstable, Mass.

Leonard Ladner ’76 (GAP) is running for the U.S. House of Representatives as an Independent in Tennessee’s Seventh District. For details, go to www.vote4lenny.com.

1977

Katherine Clem ’77, ’88 (CCE) will open a new multimedia art gallery, iGalleryKathyClem, at the Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman St., Suite 312, Rochester. The first exhibit in her new gallery is “Fantasy,” a magical multimedia installation. Clem’s artwork is made on her iPhone and iPad and then expressed through other mediums. The grand opening is from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26. The exhibit runs until Dec. 8. www.iGalleryKathyClem.com.

Kevin Hall ’77 (FAA) is principal of Kevin Hall Design, an award-winning graphic design firm in Milford, Conn., just outside of New Haven. Recognized for excellence in logo design and corporate identity, the firm recently received an award from a design publication for the package design of a new line of coffee products. The firm is also celebrating 20 years in the graphic design business. To view the firm’s work, go to www.KevinHallDesign.com.

James Halvorson ’77 (FAA) is planning to retire to return to his studio, Halvorson Stoneware in Bloomington, Ind., after 20 years of teaching ceramics at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis.

Michael Joniec ’77 (GAP) has taught photography as an adjunct at

Community College of Philadelphia since 1979. He recently volunteered to use his photography skills to organize people to re-enact DaVinci’s Last Supper during Lenten services at his local church.

Coleman Leviter ’77 (KGCOE) has been elected to the Independent Oracle Users Group (ioug.org) board of directors for a one-year term. The IOUG serves about 20,000 Oracle IT professionals.

1978

Jeffrey Dance ’78 (GAP) retired in June 2010 after a 25-year career at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). During his tenure at DIA, he led all agency publishing operations and recently was involved in IT program management focusing on business applications and business transformation for the intelligence community. Prior to his career at DIA, he spent four years at the Government Printing Office and five years at the National Security Agency in a variety of printing/publishing staff and management positions. Since September 2010, he has been employed as a senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading consulting firm in the Washington, D.C., area, where he is leading software delivery and IT solutions for the DIA.

Judy Ozone ’78 (FAA) was recognized for 25 years of service to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., as senior sculpture conservator.

Eugene Rusiecki ’78 (NTID, CAST) received a Master of Science degree in engineering and global operation management from Clarkson University on Dec. 17, 2011.