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James Langone ’70 (GAP) was awarded the annual Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists award. Langone received the award for his work in commercial photography, as a teacher of photography at Springfield (Mass.) Technical Community College and as one of the founders of the Valley Photo Center in Springfield.


Robert Kiss ’71 (GAP) showed 10 mural-sized prints of celebrities that he photographed in the 1980s for Interview; Paris, British, and German Vogue; and Town and Country. Celebrities he photographed include Andy Warhol, Abdul Jabbar, Jodie Foster, Oscar de la Renta and more than 40 others. The show in February and March was at Cin Cin, a restaurant on the West Coast of Barbados.


Ronald Janicki ’72 (SCB) was hired to lead the Arizona Small Business Association’s business development efforts in Tucson and Southern Arizona. He is on the board of directors with the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Harvey Duze ’72 (GAP) writes that the “C&O Canal Railroad Bridge—Williamsport, Maryland” took second place at the 2012 Patuxent Art League Juried Exhibition at Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Md. The annual exhibition features a collection of 52 works of art by artists living in and around metropolitan Washington, D.C. This photo of the railroad lift bridge, built in 1923 over the C&O Canal, was taken at the Cushwa Basin outside of Williamsport, Md.


Michael Nelson ’73 (GAP) is producing 30 online videos for the Journal News of Westchester as well as photo stories for the publication that are accompanying the videos. He lives in Saugerties, N.Y.


Thomas Taber ’70, ’74 (GAP) writes that in August 2012, 150 years after the unit’s formation, The Orleans Battery-A History of the 17th New York Light Artillery in the War of Rebellion was published by Almeron Press in Albion, N.Y. It is told through letters from 12 soldiers, from private to captain, written during their nearly three years of service.

Michael Furman ’74 (GAP) writes, “Our latest book, Vitesse-Elegance: French Expression of Flight and Motion, was a finalist for Publication of the Year in the International Historic Motoring Awards competition held in London this past November. The title was the third book produced by Coachbuilt Press for the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, Calif.”


Steve Beiser ’75 (GAP) was certified for CHCQM (Certified Health Care Quality Manager). He also was appointed to be the medical director for Confident Care Home Health Care.


Alan Frohlichstein ’77 (GAP) has been re-elected to a four-year term as a board member at large of the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society.

Barry Gottlieb ’77 (CAST) accepted a position at Bioquell Defense in Horsham, Pa., as director of production. Bioquell Defense is the leader in the design, development and manufacture of Vehicle CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) filtration systems.

Barbara Welsh ’77, ’91 (SCB) accepted a position at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Mass., as vice president of development. She was president of Dollars & Sense, a nonprofit consulting firm, since 1993.


Deb (Poetsch) Hall ’77, ’78 (GAP), associate professor in art at Skidmore College, is the recipient of the 2012 Photographers’ Fellowship Fund from the Center of Photography at Woodstock. “Artifacts” is among the images that Hall included in her award-winning portfolio, which included images taken in 2010 during her sabbatical trip to document the Columbia River from the mouth to the source.


Costena Walker ’78, ’79 (SCB) is currently the sole proprietor of Walker Enterprises, an income tax preparation company. Walker was featured in Network Rochester.