2000s




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2000

Anthony Calabria ’00, ’02 (COS) accepted a position at Benjamin Moore Paints in New Jersey as color technology project manager. He was employed at Benjamin Moore Paints as a color scientist.

Raymond DeJohn ’00 (SCB) was promoted to electronics commodity manager (strategic sourcing) from senior procurement analyst (materials) at Welch Allyn Inc. in Skaneateles Falls, N.Y. He previously worked for McNeil Consumer Healthcare in Fort Washington, Pa., for seven years as a senior strategic planner and senior planner/buyer.

Thomas Rossman ’00 (SCB) and Matt Miller are proud to announce the adoption of a baby boy, Ryan James Miller-Rossman. Ryan was born on Aug. 25, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz. They live in Manchester, N.H.

Olga Zilberbourg ’00 (SCB) was promoted to senior associate editor at Narrative Magazine. “I combine my own writing with work as an editor at www.NarrativeMagazine.com, a digital platform for literature, where we have published original work by Alice Munro, E.L. Doctorow, T.C. Boyle and many established and emerging writers.”

Tomonori Hemmi ’00 (CIAS) was promoted to director of graphic and medical at Fujifilm South Africa in Johannesburg. “I joined Fujifilm in May 2010 for the medical systems division. Now, I am in South Africa for both medical systems and graphic systems (printing), divisions for the sub-Saharan region.”

Scott Doepper ’00 (CIAS) lives in Las Vegas and accepted a position at AT&T as an industry manager, mobile security. He was employed at Research in Motion as technical manager.

Paul Tracy ’00 (CIAS), ’00 (GAP), ’00 (CIAS) is working part-time as the video specialist at Browncroft Community Church in Rochester. Many of the videos he creates for the church are used during services and can be found at: https://vimeo.com/album/1702483. He continues to run his video business called Envision Productions, where he creates commercial videos.

2001

Vladimir Boulatnikov ’01 (SCB) accepted a position at Ameriprise Financial in Pittsford, N.Y., as financial adviser/vice president. He was employed at Merrill Lynch as senior financial adviser.

Ryan Trombino ’01, ’01 (SCB) accepted a position at Delmonico Insurance Agency in Syracuse, N.Y., as director of operations. He was employed at Empire State Container as an executive.

Michael Attebery ’01 (CIAS) and Stephanie (Esmond) Attebery ’01 (CIAS) are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Charley Mame Attebery. She was born on Oct. 12, 2012, in Seattle. Michael released his fourth novel, Bloody Pulp: A Brick Ransom Adventure, on Nov. 13, 2012. All four of his books are available at the RIT bookstore. They can also be ordered on Amazon.

2002

James Reale ’02 (GCCIS) accepted a position at VMware in Los Angeles as technical account manager.

Charles “Chuck” MacDougal ’02 (GCCIS) and Julie MacDougal are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Liam Francis MacDougal. He was born on Nov. 4, 2012, in Albany, N.Y.

Janis Hansen ’02 (CIAS) and Travis Jensen are happy to announce their marriage on July 25, 2012, in Manti, Utah.

Ryan Testa ’02, ’06 (CIAS) accepted a position at Techkon as the global sales manager.

2003

Krista (Rivet) Prall ’03 (KGCOE) and John Prall ’02 (KGCOE) are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Bryce Evan. He was born on Sept. 21, 2012, in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Amado Figueroa ’03 (SCB) accepted a position at Advance 2000 in Williamsville, N.Y., as corporate trainer. Figueroa was employed at ITT Technical Institute as an instructor.

David Fuehrer ’02 (CLA), ’03 (SCB) is seeking partnerships for cureLauncher, a crowdfunding website for cancer research. Fuehrer, a two-time cancer survivor, helped to found the organization in 2012.

Michael Sadovnick ’03 (CAST), project engineer with Balfour Beatty Rail Inc., completed the newest light rail transit expansion to the west side of Los Angeles in Culver City on June 21, 2012. This marks the return of passenger rail service to one of the most densely populated areas of the city.

Paul Gebel ’03 (CIAS), ’09 (SCB) and Abbey Gebel are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Evelyn Tess. She was born on Aug. 31, 2012, in Rochester.

Arica Guthrie ’03 (COS) accepted a position at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore as clinical nurse. “I wanted to help others so I switched careers from a laboratory scientist to a RN.”

Bhairav Mehta ’03 (KGCOE) accepted a position at Apple Inc. in Cupertino, Calif., as staff engineer. Mehta was employed at Qualcomm Inc. as senior engineer. Mehta received a MBA in general management from Cornell University on May 19, 2012.

2004

Michael Winters ’99, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’04 (CAST), ’11 (GCCIS) was promoted to director at Ericsson in Piscataway, N.J.

Sarah Smith ’04 (KGCOE) and Robert Smith are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Colin Michael. He was born on April 19, 2012, in Reston, Va.

Denise Herrera ’04 (CLA), ’08, ’07 (NTID) completed five years working at RIT’s Department of Access Services as an associate interpreter.

Ara Hagan ’04 (SCB) is managing director/partner at Kaza Hagan Associates in Burlington, Vt., a full-service marketing communications company.

Timothy Trapp ’04 (KGCOE) was promoted to manager, reliability and analysis engineering from product integrity engineer at Mattel/Fisher-Price in East Aurora, N.Y.

Jennifer (Wicus) Belden ’04 (CAST) and David Belden ’04 (CAST) are happy to announce their marriage on Oct. 20, 2012, in Riviera Maya, Mexico. They live in Denver. Jennifer received the Director of the Year Award for It’s Just Lunch, where she is currently the senior director and matchmaker in the Denver office. David has been named general manager at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Denver. He was employed at Embassy Suites Denver Downtown as director of operations.

2005

Kyle Bechtel ’05 (GCCIS) accepted a position at the BMW Group Technology Office USA in San Francisco, Calif., as an advanced technology engineer. He was employed at Bose Corp. as a firmware engineer.

Ashley (Behrens) Gross ’05 (CIAS) received a MBA in marketing from Rutgers University in December 2011.

Alex Ludwinek ’05 (GCCIS) and Amber Ludwinek are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Mariana Josephine. She was born on Oct. 20, 2012, in Atlanta.

Seth Schapiro ’05 (GCCIS) accepted a position at The MITRE Corp. in Annapolis Junction, Md., as lead systems engineer. He was employed at Northrop Grumman as senior systems engineer. He received a Master of Science in systems engineering from Johns Hopkins University on Aug. 26, 2011.

2006

Christopher Adams ’06 (SCB) accepted a position at NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. in New York as a compensation analyst. He was employed at Mercer as an associate in the company’s human capital practice.

Alka Uroda ’06, ’06 (CAST) received a MBA in global management from Thunderbird School of Global Management on Dec. 14, 2012.

Dean Ganskop ’06, ’10 (GCCIS) taught Web programming at the American College of Management and Technology in Dubrovnik, Croatia, for RIT’s winter academic quarter.

Timothy Johnson ’06 (GCCIS) accepted a position at Endevor LLC in Wilmington, Del., as co-founder. Go to www.ExperienceEngage.com to learn more.

2007

Matthew Weit ’07 (SCB) and Jessica Brooks are happy to announce their marriage on Nov. 1, 2012, in Wai’alae Beach Park, Oahu. They live in Rochester.

Nancy Coogan ’07 (NTID) has a new job as a teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Bullitt County, Ky. She obtained her Kentucky Teaching Certificate and is gratified to be teaching at the high school level.

Atila Hirsch ’07 (CAST) and Paula Depine are happy to announce their marriage on Nov. 24, 2012. They live in Curitiba, Brazil.

Michael Metz ’07, ’07 (CIAS) was hired as an R&D engineer at ApniCure in Redwood City, Calif., to work on the WINX sleep apnea therapy system.

Jessica Mills-Juart ’07 (CIAS) accepted a position at Mercury in Brentwood, Tenn., as art director in March 2012. She was employed at Cabedge.com, prior to its acquisition by a local software development company.

Cheri (Tilburg) Chandler ’07 (COS) and Dave Chandler ’04 ’07 (KGCOE) are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Roy Richard. He was born on March 3, 2012, in San Diego.

Rachel Robbins ’07 (CAST) is happy to announce her marriage on Aug. 4, 2012, at Shadow Lake in Penfield, N.Y. The wedding party included alumni Dean Rzonca ’07 (GCCIS) and Jon Hatalla ’08 (GCCIS). The couple lives in Webster, N.Y.

Kimberly (Rosenthal) Oliver ’07 (CIAS) and Craig P. Oliver ’06 (CAST) are proud to announce the birth of their baby boy, William Henry. He was born on Oct. 31, 2012, in Sun City West, Ariz.

Anne (Froustet) Gupta ’07 (KGCOE) and Rahul Gupta ’08 (KGCOE) are happy to announce their marriage on Nov. 3, 2012, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Richmond, Va., where they live. Alumni who attended are: Julie Blackwood ’06 (COS), bridesmaid; Allison Tentis ’07 (KGCOE), bridesmaid; James Perkins ’07 (SCB), groomsman; Timothy Wesley ’09 (KGCOE), groomsman; Aaron St. John ’09 (SCB), Rachel Deutschman ’09 (COB) and Chris Reed ’07 (KGCOE).

2008

Brian Abraham ’08, ’08 (GCCIS) left his pre-doctoral IRTA fellow position at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Md.) to become a post-doctoral associate at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT.

Stephen Shachtman ’08 (CIAS) was commissioned by the city of Denver Public Art program to create a sculpture titled Bridge out of steel, glass and granite. It was completed Oct. 4, 2012.

Logan Nedo ’08 (GCCIS) and Sadie (Thornton) Nedo ’09 (CLA) are happy to announce their marriage on Nov. 20, 2012, in Negril, Jamaica. They live in Fairport, N.Y. They were joined by best man Brandon MacDonald ’08 (GCCIS), maid of honor Sarah Stark ’09 (CAST), Grace Reid ’09 (COS) and Keri Tobin ’09 (CAST).

Sandy Arias ’08 (CAST) and Harlington Obando are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Darien Abel Obando. He was born on July 14, 2012. They were married July 16, 2011, in Somerset, N.J. They live in North Brunswick, N.J. Ericka (Orrego) Lezama ’08 (SCB) attended the wedding.

2009

Travis Thomas ’09 (GCCIS), ’09 (CAST) and Erica (Binotto) Thomas ’06 (CIAS) are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Arthur Michael. He was born on Nov. 28, 2012, in Montgomery County, Pa.

Edward Wolf ’09 (KGCOE) accepted a position at LongTail Video in New York as a product manager for the JW Player. He was employed at Time Inc. as business analyst.

Eric Kerby ’09 (CIAS) and Lindsay Block ’10 (CIAS) are happy to announce their marriage in September 2012 in Maryland. They live in Northern Virginia. Debbie Kingsbury of CIAS participated in the ceremony. Alumni Tim Wallenhorst ’09 (SCB), Jim Spoth ’10 (KGCOE) and Thom Siegwarth ’11 (KGCOE) also attended.

Maria Soto ’09 (CAST) and Mike Cleary are happy to announce their marriage on Nov. 10, 2012. They live in Seymour, Conn. Alumni who attended the ceremony are Jamie Mallonga ’08 (COS), Jen Casella ’07 (GCCIS), Deepika Gosain ’09 (COS), Aman Verma ’08 (KGCOE) and Santiago Florez ’10 (CIAS).

2010

Yiyi Lu ’10 (CIAS) and Ye Jin (GCCIS) celebrated their first anniversary on Dec. 15 at their new house near the RIT campus. “This is a huge change and challenge for an international couple to end their rent life and own their sweet home.”

Stephanie (Walter) Hicks ’10, ’11 (KGCOE) and Kevin Hicks ’10 (KGCOE) are happy to announce their marriage on May 5, 2012. They live in King of Prussia, Pa. Attendants were Caitlyn Ostrowski ’11 (CAST) and Matthew Piatkowski ’10 (KGCOE).

Nicholas Cheong ’10 (CLA) accepted a position at FirstBank in Wheat Ridge, Colo., as banking officer. He manages four branches with 50 employees and supervisors in a $400-million market.

Erin (Schmidtmann) Purington ’10 (COS) and Jonathan Purington ’10 (COS) are happy to announce their marriage on Oct. 13, 2012, in Rochester. The bridal party included alumni Douglas Tusch ’10 (COS), Jennifer (Purington) Stitt ’08 (CIAS), and Travis Stitt ’07 (GCCIS). They live in Henrietta, N.Y., and both are employed as imaging scientists at Exelis.

Erika Soltis ’10, ’10 (KGCOE) accepted a position at Capital One headquarters in Plano, Texas, as a senior operations analyst in Capital One Auto Finance. She was employed at SPX Corp. as a supply chain engineer.

James Douglas ’10, ’10 (CIAS) won Style Weekly’s (Richmond, Va.) annual comic competition with Andy Rees ’10 (CAST) and they now have a biweekly comic published in the alternative newspaper. This continues their collaboration making comics for Reporter magazine.

Matthew Syska ’10 (KGCOE) accepted a position at Deloitte Consulting LLP in Washington, D.C., as a strategy and operations consultant. He was employed at Lockheed Martin.

Ronald Lee ’10 (SCB) was promoted to senior vice president and global head from partner at SunGard in Toronto, Ontario.

Trevor Mack ’10 (CLA), ’10 (GCCIS) was promoted to senior software engineer from software engineer at The MITRE Corp.

2011

Sandra (Hillhouse) Moats ’11 (CMS), ’12 (CAST) accepted a position at Loth Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio, as GE account manager. She was employed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as facilities planner.

Mandi Viles ’09 (GCCIS), ’11 (CIAS) and Scott Tryanowski are happy to announce their marriage on Sept. 2, 2012, in Lancaster, N.Y.

Brendan Lokes ’11 (CIAS) accepted a position at Carhartt Inc. in Dearborn, Mich., as a marketing consultant. “It was a big move from Western New York to Michigan.”

Christine Foster ’11 (CLA) is the marketing automation manager at Billtrust in Hamilton, N.J.

Jay Hyun Kim ’11 (CIAS) joined a startup company that develops smartphone applications and became one of the founding members in charge of graphic user interface design. The company launched its first app on the Apple App Store for iPhone called CliQs, which is a social game app. Users can pick their friends to answer questions.

2012

Elizabeth Shaw ’12 (COS) accepted a position at Tufts University in Boston as Web specialist/designer.

Thomas Gamer ’12 (KGCOE) and Priscilla Gamer are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Arthur. He was born on April 12, 2012, in Rochester. Gamer accepted a position at Erdman Anthony in Rochester as a mechanical engineer. He was employed at Rochester Automated Systems as a project engineer.

Samantha Whalen ’12 (CHST) accepted a job as an orthopedic surgery physician assistant with Eastern Connecticut Health Network in Manchester, Conn.