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D. John McCarthy ’70 (GAP) was the Republican candidate for State Representative from the 12th Hampden District, Massachusetts. To learn more, go to www.djohnmccarthy.com.


David Bewley ’71 (GAP) recently retired after 39 years working as a photographer. He was employed at InCameraStudio as the owner and head photographer. During his career, Bewley photographed two U.S. presidents; one session was a one-on-one. His business encompassed people photography, from executives to doctors to entrepreneurs, and architecture photography.


Brian Marder ’72 (GAP), with his wife, Lisa, has opened the SIGN-A-RAMA store in North Palm Beach, Fla. They are part of a collection of almost 900 full-service sign stores located across the globe. Marder says his experience in the graphic arts industry has proved invaluable to the success of the new business.

Barry Myers ’72 (CIAS) published the book, Del Mar at 75, Where the Turf Meets the Surf. The book is a day-in-the-life documentary of the famous racetrack in California. Myers produces photographs for advertisements, annual reports, brochures, catalogs and magazines. His clients include the U.S. Air Force, Smithsonian Institution and the National Science Foundation. For details, go to www.myersphoto.com.


Gary Lowe ’73 (GAP) is the director of charity operations at the Institution Recycling Network in Concord, N.H., (www.ir-network.com). He is also the jazz director and host of Exploring Jazz, 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays on WUNH-FM (91.3) (www.wunh.org). In his spare time, he enjoys working with the Catskill Mountain Railroad rebuilding the Kingston to Oneonta, N.Y., railroad line that his grandfather conducted, (www.catskillmtrailroad.com). He is married to Bia Piel and lives in Portsmouth, N.H.


Patricia Moore ’74 (CIAS) received an honorary doctorate at Syracuse University’s 158th commencement on May 13. Moore is president of MooreDesign Associates.

Simon Peck ’74 (GAP) is proud to announce the birth of his grandson, Oscar, born in January 2012 in Haywards Heath, Sussex. “Deirdre and I were so delighted to be grandparents of Oscar, born to our son, Oliver, and his lovely German wife, Katherina. In June, it was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. In July, Olly and Kat’s wedding (of 2011) was blessed in Germany and their son was christened, Oscar Benjamin, all in the same service.”

Harold Van Horn ’74 (SCB) recently retired in Viera, Fla. He was employed at Greatwater Software as CFO. “Just started my third retirement. Looking for part-time opportunities to assist new companies as a board member or adviser.”

Bradley Wolff ’72, ’74 (GAP) writes, “After a wonderful 27-year career in printing sales, I early-retired in December 2010. Moved to South Carolina to finalize a four-year effort to convince Clemson University that its graphic communications department needed to offer a sales curriculum and needed me to teach it. Received my contract in September 2011 and taught my first class in the winter 2012. Time to give something back to the students.”


Brian Morrow ’75 (KGCOE) was recently promoted to director locomotive OE sales from manager locomotive OE sales at New York Air Brake Co. in Watertown, N.Y.

James Niemiec ’75 (GAP) accepted a PIA InterTech Technology Award last year on behalf of NewPage Corp. as project leader for development of TrueJet Digital Coated Papers, the first economical glossy paper product for high speed production color and hybrid color inkjet printing. He is also Coating and Graphic Arts Division Chair of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry.


Elizabeth Dassau ’76 (GAP) started Cary Creative Center in November, a nonprofit organization that provides artistic materials and educational programs to promote reuse of discarded materials. Located in Cary, N.Y., the goal of the Cary Creative Center is to keep all types of materials out of the area landfills and repurpose them for art projects or other useful items. Individual and corporate donations have helped stock the warehouse. For $5, customers fill up bags and there are workspaces available to create art onsite. For details, go to www.carycreativecenter.org.


Kay Johannes ’77 (CAST) opened Wisconsin Off-Road Adventures in Random Lake, Wis. Johannes was employed at Northwestern Mutual Life as senior SalesTrack specialist. “I retired after 40 years in the AV/Web design business and now run a MSF certified motorcycle, dirt bike school with my husband.”


Deborah Poetsch Hall ’78 (GAP), an associate professor at Skidmore College, was part of “Construct,” a juried exhibition at the Saratoga Arts Council in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., through September and exhibited in a juried group exhibition at the Lake George Arts Project in Lake George, N.Y., earlier in the summer.

Jonathan Sabin ’78 (GAP) recently accepted a position at Vortex Business Solutions Inc. in Iowa City as president. Vortex is a Web design and development firm specializing in visual-based marketing solutions. Vortex Business Solutions serves clients throughout North America. For details, go to www.vortexbusinesssolutions.com.


Jill Talladay ’79 (SCB) writes that after many years away from academia, she returned to obtain her master’s degree. Her motivation to return to school was to study sustainable tourism and learn how to guide the industry to follow responsible tourism practices.