1980s




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1980

Timothy Beatty ’80 (CLA) recently accepted a position at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., as the chief of the independent living unit. Beatty was employed at State of California/Department of Rehabilitation as staff services manager II/chief, IL unit. “This position is similar to what I was doing in California but on a national level.”

Sydnye Pettengill-Wiley ’80 (SCB) received the American Society of Interior Designers 2011 Designer of Distinction Award. The award, presented by the Washington Metro Chapter in September 2011, honors her for exemplary contributions in achieving design excellence.

William Tarkulich ’80 (KGCOE) has been named worldwide product plan-ning manager—business critical systems at Hewlett-Packard Co. He also was elevated to senior member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Holly VanOrman-Fitzpatrick ’80 (SCB) received a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree with a concentration in education policy from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst on May 11.

1981

Lynne Damianos ’79, ’81 (GAP) writes that she recently published her second book, The Saxonville Mills: Three Centuries of Industry in Framingham. She also has launched her second company, Damianos Publishing, which helps authors get published and nationally distributed. For details, go to www.DamianosPublishing.com.

Paul Villforth ’81 (KGCOE) recently accepted a position at DLUT School of Automotive Engineering in Dalian, Liaoning, China, as senior engineer/senior fellow of engineering mechanics (associate professor). He was employed at Englobal Engineering as an engineer IV.

1982

Mary (Hoffman) Stuart ’82 (KGCOE) recently accepted a position at Revitas Inc. in Portland, Maine, as a technical account manager. She was employed at Pemberton’s Foods LLC as office manager. “Back in the IT world after a 12-year break from high tech to be home while children were in school. Now both are off to college and I’m enjoying learning new software and providing customer support for our several software products.”

1983

Gerard Kiernan ’83 (CAST) writes, “I am still the director of operations at the Eastern States Exposition, a position that I have held for 23 years. Recently, we implemented paid parking at our 175-acre facility for our 100-plus events that are held on the property. This new development added the equivalent of 50 full-time jobs to the exposition.”

James Meadows ’83 (CCE) celebrated his 32-year wedding anniversary with Kathy (Bloomer) Meadows ’79 (COS). He is a training team manager with Tyco Integrated Security. He is also a blog author for blog.reliableinsights.com.

1984

Martha Dimeo ’84 (GAP), owner of ChromaQueen.com, a photo-editing company, is pleased to announce the launch of the company’s new website. New features include an easy user interface to quickly upload files and a no-cost image evaluation and review service. ChromaQueen.com specializes in photo retouching, color correction and print production for books, magazines, art publishers, and marketing and advertising clients.

Paul Melnychuck ’83 (COS), ’81, ’84 (GAP) recently accepted a position at BASIS Educational Group in Tucson, Ariz., as director, BASIS independent schools division.

Peter Nicola ’84 (SCB) writes that his youngest son, Owen, began attending RIT in the fall of 2012. He was accepted into the E. Philip Saunders College of Business and joined the men’s lacrosse team.

Thomas Shillea ’84 (GAP), fine art photographer and master platinum printer, recently had the first printing of a limited-edition portfolio, which includes 12 of his platinum/palladium portraits of Academy Award-winning actress Sissy Spacek placed into the permanent collection of the Harry Ransom Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. A copy of Shillea’s book, Instruction Manual for the Platinum Printing Process, will be added to the research library as well. Contact him at tom@thomasshilleaphotography.com for details.

1985

Stacey (Resnick) Rychlewski ’85 (CAST) recently launched the new Kraft YES Pack into the foodservice industry and accepted the DuPont Award for innovation in packaging on behalf of Kraft Foods. YES Pack is a flexible, one-gallon package designed to improve the yield, ease and sustainability of foodservice operations.

1988

Jeffrey Carlson ’88 (KGCOE) recently accepted a position as manager of sourcing and materials at Enogex LLC, a mid-stream natural gas company in Oklahoma City.

1989

Bob Kalka ’89 (CAST) was named global director of technical professionals and sales enablement for IBM’s Security Systems Division in Austin, Texas. He also was recently certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) by ISACA. He and Kelly Porter Kalka ’88 (SCB) recently celebrated 19 years of marriage, along with their two children, Jon and Lauren.