Aug. 6, 2012
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Robert Bresson ’90 (GAP) writes, “Enjoyed a great time with my son, Henri, at the RIT vs. Air Force hockey game in Colorado Springs. Met Chris Saracino and Cam Burt and Henri had a great time getting to visit the RIT locker room. Thanks to Jeff the equipment manager and the Tigers for showing us around.”
Michael Aiello ’91 (GAP), Jennifer Aiello and big sister Angie Aiello of Branchburg, N.J., are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Michael Joseph. Michael was born on Feb. 16 in Somerville, N.J.
Udit Minocha ’91 (COS) recently accepted a position at Biomerica in Irvine, Calif., in biomarker assay development. Minocha was employed at Purdue University while a graduate student.
Joy Champlin ’92 (GAP) writes that DeBergerac Productions Inc. of Fairport has received four Telly Awards for Highland Hospital’s Pink Glove Dance video, including two Silver Awards and two Bronze Awards. The Silver Telly is the highest honor from the Telly Awards. The video was one of 11,000 entries. DeBergerac filmed and edited the video in partnership with Cheshire AV, which managed the project. The video featured Highland employees dancing in pink surgical gloves to promote breast cancer awareness.
Michael Hawthorne ’92 (CAST) recently accepted a position at Noblis in Falls Church, Va., as senior principal. Hawthorne was employed at the Federal Aviation Administration as a program manager. Noblis is a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization that helps clients solve complex scientific systems, process, and infrastructure problems in ways that benefit the public.
Michael Naud ’92 (SCB) was appointed to the role of vice president, Information Services at MGM Studios in 2011. “I manage our microcomputing services area, which comprises our help desk and desktop infrastructure group. My secondary role is managing our website group, which oversees our main public-facing corporate site and numerous other channels and distribution arms of the 85-plus-year-old studio.”
Philip Spinks ’92 (CAST) recently accepted a position at NRG Energy-Ivanpah Solar in Nipton, Calif., as controls engineer. Spinks was employed at NRG Energy-Dunkirk Power as electrical maintenance. “I’ve been working in a coal-fired power plant for over six years. The new opportunity is at a brand new concentrated solar power plant in the Mojave Desert near Las Vegas.”
Robert Wagner ’93 (SCB) was pro-moted in February to director, Global Communications, Technology Business, at Xerox Corp. He was director, Corporate Industry Analyst Relations, at Xerox Corp. in Rochester. In this senior communications leadership role, he supports Xerox’s core technology-driven lines of business.
William Dodson ’94 (CIAS) recently accepted a position at Garrand (“a cool little ad agency”) in Portland, Maine. Previously, he helped manage the MarComm department at IDEXX Laboratories in Westbrook, Maine. He still dreams of walking across the Back Cove at low tide.
Jason Hallmark ’94 (CIAS) of Northwestern Mutual, The Kelley Financial Group, has been conferred his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation from the American College. With a CLU designation, Hallmark has achieved the highest level of studies in the life insurance profession. As a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual, he is part of a network of specialists offering a wide array of insurance, investment products and services. He also received a MBA from Wright State University.
John Kramer ’94 (CIAS) recently accepted a position at Picsolve Inc. USA in Orlando, Fla., as an onsite technical manager for LEGOLAND Florida.
Murat Tanyeri ’94 (SCB) joined the WW Services finance team as the group finance manager, based in Redmond, Wash., after spending seven years at Microsoft’s MEA headquarters.
Matthew Sekel ’95 (CIAS) was the winner of Synapse Group’s 2011 Guiding Light Award for Leadership and Empowerment. This award recognizes employees who demonstrate exceptional mentoring and leadership skills, embody Synapse’s corporate values and create a climate in which people want to do their best.
Courtney Aquilina ’96 (CIAS) recently accepted a position at Compuware in Lexington, Mass., as director of user experience design. Aquilina was employed at Nokia as user experience manager.
Eric Yager ’96 (COS) recently accepted a position at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, N.Y., as assistant professor in the college’s School of Arts and Sciences. He was employed at the Albany Medical College as a research associate in the Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease.
Brenda Boaz ’97 (CIAS) and Andy Pond ’97 (NTID) are happy to announce their marriage on Aug. 21, 2010.
Andrew Pratt ’99 (CIAS) recently co-founded Pricetag, a custom quoting tool for interactive businesses. It guides you through the process of quote creation, similar to a TurboTax for quotes. Go to www.pricetaghq.com or @pricetaghq on Twitter.