2000s




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2000

Mark Budosh ’00 (CAST) has been promoted to senior project engineer at Barton & Loguidice PC in the firm’s Syracuse transportation group.

Anthony Calabria ’00, ’02 (COS) was recently promoted to manager color engineering and development from color technology project manager at Benjamin Moore Paints in Flanders, N.J.

Jennifer (Day) Hunt ’00 (CIAS) and Ben Hunt ’00 (CAST) celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary. They live in Auburn, Ala., with their three kids.

Athena Lakis ’00 (CIAS) was promoted to customer service account manager at Courier Digital Solutions in Kendallville, Ind.

David Lech ’00 (CIAS) co-wrote a screenplay, Betamax, which was chosen for the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab. He is now living in Los Angeles.

James Murphy ’00 (CAST) received his third and fourth U.S. patent for Corning Inc.

Michael Reilly ’98 (CAST), ’00 (CIAS) left his day job at Prodea Systems to focus full-time on Artifacture, the company he co-founded in 2009. Located in Dallas, Artifacture is a design/build company that specializes in laser cutting and unusual turned-edge book binding and box making.

Nicholas Spittal ’00 (COS), ’01 (SCB) presented “Tailored Functional Service Partnerships Through Strategic and Organic Means” in April in Orlando, Fla., has at the 22nd Annual Partnerships in Clinical Trials Conference.

2001

John Beales ’01 (CIAS), executive producer, won Best Feature Film at the Washington, D.C., Independent Film Festival for Oros (The Coin Bearer).

Lavender Marsh ’01 (CIAS) accepted a position at Texas Senate in Austin as a photographer. She returned to this job after five years in Somerville, Mass., where she married Ryan Albert ’01 (CIAS) in 2009.

Matthew Petrangelo ’01 (CAST) accepted a position at BCI Construction Inc. in Albany, N.Y., as project manager.

Jennifer (Tipton) Beard ’01 (COS) received an Executive MBA from University of Missouri—Kansas City on May 17, with a focus on entrepreneurship.

2002

Chad Heitzenrater ’02 (GCCIS) received an MS in software and systems security, with distinction, from University of Oxford on Dec. 20, 2012.

Derek Meixell ’02 (GCCIS) and Leah (Volpe) Meixell ’02 (CLA) are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Juliette Lauren Meixell, on April 4. She joins sister Charlotte and brother Levi.

Scott Zygadlo ’02 (SCB) was promoted to vice president consulting from vice president operational services at Synergy Health in Tampa, Fla.

2003

Ethan Bagley ’03 (KGCOE) and Jackie Feng are happy to announce their marriage on June 30, 2012, in Broadturn Farm, Scarborough, Maine.

Sheila Barabad ’03 (CIAS) has been living in Chicago for the last three years and is a photo editor/staff photographer at Guerrero Howe Custom Media.

Jennifer Czarnecki ’03 (CIAS) received an MBA from Canisius College in September 2012. She accepted a position at Saint Gobain ADFORS in Grand Island, N.Y., designing packaging and marketing for their line of construction products.

Jessica Mans ’03 (CIAS) finished driving the Pan-American Highway from Seattle to Ushuaia, Argentina. She drove 30,000 miles and spent more than 500 days on the road. Read about her travels at www.LifeRemotely.com.

Thomas Naeger ’03 (GCCIS) and Victoria Naeger are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Sophia Rose. She was born on April 5, 2013, in Williamsville, N.Y.

Tara Parekh ’03 (CIAS) accepted a position as graphic arts specialist with the Department of Defense Education Activity in Alexandria, Va.

David Rea ’03 (KGCOE), ’10 (GCCIS) and Kelly Rea are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Christopher. He was born on March 12, 2013. Christopher is the first grandson for professor Douglas Rea ’74 (CIAS).

Ellen Marie (Verlinde-Peterson) Nye ’03, ’05 (CIAS) owns and operates Roam Cafe in Rochester, with her husband, Drew Nye ’04 (CAST).

Daniel Wangelin ’03, ’03 (CIAS) recently resigned as senior designer at an agency to launch his own graphic and Web design company, [re]noun creative, in Buffalo, N.Y.

2004

Joseph Boyd ’04 (COS) and Rebecca (Johnson) Boyd are happy to announce their marriage on Oct. 19, 2012, at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. They live in Rochester.

Matthew Hartman ’04 (CIAS) received a JD in Law from Suffolk University Law School on May 20, 2012. He graduated cum laude and passed the July 2012 bar exam in Massachusetts. He accepted a position at the office of Sen. Ken Donnelly in Boston as policy advisor.

2005

Muhammad “Ali” Janjua ’05 (KGCOE) moved to a position at Intel Corp in Folsom, Calif., as pre-silicon verification lead.

Sammy Lin ’05, ’09 (GCCIS) and Stella Lin are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Samuel. He was born on Nov. 23, 2012, in Fairfax, Va.

Pamela Snyder ’05, ’05 (KGCOE) received the Distinguished New Engineer award from the Society of Women Engineers in the fall of 2012 in Houston.

2006

Robert “Bob” McIntosh ’06 (SCB) founded the Internet marketing company Red Head Rehabs in North Hollywood, Calif. The company provides educational materials to homeowners looking to remodel. For details, go to www.RedHeadRehabs.com.

Anthony Ocon ’06 (COS) received an MD/Ph.D. from New York Medical College on May 23, 2013. He will be doing a residency in vascular surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

2007

Aaron-Taylor Austin ’07 (CLA) was promoted to manager, performance account management North America, from senior account manager at InMobi in San Francisco.

Erin (Snyder) Bowman ’07 (CIAS) is pleased to announce the publication of her debut novel, Taken (HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books). Taken is the first in a sci-fi trilogy for young adults. Now pursuing writing full time, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Robert Bowman ’08 (CAST).

Kristin Semmler-Frace ’07 (SCB) and Robert Frace are proud to announce the birth of their baby boy, Dylan Robert. He was born on Dec. 2, 2012, in Rochester.

Carl Wade ’07 (CIAS) accepted a position at Quad/Graphics in Versailles, Ky., as digital specialist. He was employed at ColorCentric as digital press operator.

Steve Yang ’07 (KGCOE) completed his primary and intermediate flight school in the Marine Corps Naval Aviation flight-training program and was promoted to first lieutenant, fulfilling his dream to become a Marine Corps aviator.

2008

Morgan Callahan ’08 (CIAS) and Christopher Dziubak are happy to announce their marriage on March 23, 2013, at the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The maid of honor was Nichole Brant ’10 (CLA). Callahan will do her medical school clinical rotations at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.

Ankit Katyal ’08 (COS) writes that his work as a subject matter expert in development of an artificial intelligence system for a student-based question/answering “intelligent textbook” has been recognized at the recent Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence conference.

Damian Kumor ’08 (GCCIS) would like to announce his marriage to Rachel Robbins ’07 (CAST) on Aug. 4, 2012, at Shadow Lake, as his spouse didn’t include him in the last announcement. Dean Rzonca ’07 (GCCIS) and Jon Hatalla ’08 (GCCIS) were his groomsmen.

Jonathan Larson ’08 (COS) and Kirsten (Henderson) Larson ’08 (COS) are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Adelyn Marie. She was born on March 5 in Rochester.

Megan Lucsko ’08 (CLA) and Greg Lucsko are happy to announce their marriage on June 10, 2012, in Morgan Hill, Calif. They live in St. Louis, Mo. Amy Lagleder ’08 (CLA), Stephanie (Vik) Van Dyken ’08 (CIAS) and Courtney Hipskind ’08 (CLA) were part of the wedding party.

Brandon Ramirez ’08 (GCCIS) and Myneco (Taylor) Ramirez ’09 (GCCIS) are happy to announce their marriage on Jan. 16, 2012, in Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico. They live in Rochester.

2009

Arricka Nowland ’07, ’09 (NTID) provided interpreting training to Fijian sign language interpreters in Fiji from January until the end of April.

Sarah (Rogers) Tanguay ’09 (CIAS) and Ryan Tanguay ’09 (CIAS) are happy to announce their marriage on Sept. 1, 2012. Eric Wamsley ’08 (GCCIS), Randi Powers ’09 (CIAS), Betsy Richman ’09 (CIAS), Lindsey Timko ’09 (CIAS), Giles Sherwood ’09 (CIAS), Pei Hong Tan ’09 (CIAS), and Jason Sauers ’09 (CIAS) attended.

2010

Sean Janis ’10 (GCCIS) was promoted to studio architect on FarmVille 2 at Zynga. FarmVille 2 is Zynga’s first 3-D social game and is played by 50 million monthly active users.

David Kraines ’10 (CIAS) accepted a position at Blackboard in Pittsford, N.Y., as Web designer. He was employed at Debtorwise Foundation as lead graphic designer.

David Meck ’10 (KGCOE) and Elizabeth (Bush) Meck are happy to announce their marriage on Dec. 22, 2012, inPequea, Pa. They live in Mount Joy, Pa. Alumni Erik Bellandi ’09 (KGCOE), Andrew Slippey ’09 (KGCOE) and Alex Mann ’10 (CMS) attended.

Kellen Mulhern ’10 (COS) is attending the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine to become an osteopathic physician.

2011

Aaron Borges ’11 (GCCIS) accepted a position at PlayHaven in San Francisco as support specialist.

Noelle Evans ’11 (CIAS) and Rob Carr ’10 (CIAS) traveled to the south coast of Haiti in winter 2013 where they worked on a reforestation project and documented their experience connecting with the local community. The documentary, Mutual Aid: Haiti, will be free and available as a Web series this summer at mutualaidfilm.org.

Alexandra Federico ’11 (CIAS) received a Master of Science in higher education and student affairs from the University of Rochester on May 18.

Michael Lehrman ’11 (CMS) was promoted to QA senior tester at ZeniMax Online Studios in Hunt Valley, Md.

Philip Meacham ’11 (COS) received a Master of Science in biostatistics, with a concentration in epidemiology, from Georgetown University on Dec. 31, 2012. He is working on the National Children’s Study as a health research analyst at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Md.

Samuel Rueby ’11 (GCCIS) became the owner of Red Stapler Software LLC, a company that builds data management systems and custom Web applications.

Lauren Simpson ’11 (GCCIS) received an MA in intelligence operations from American Military University on May 15.

Julianna Truesdale ’11 (CIAS) and Daniel Truesdale are happy to announce their marriage on Dec. 12, 2012, in Ithaca, N.Y. She is production director at the Ithaca Times in Ithaca, N.Y.

2012

Enidza Nicole Arroyo ’12 (COS) enrolled in the University of Washington immunology Ph.D. program.

Tyler Bigham ’12 (CAST) started a prototyping, machining and design company, Proventure Prototyping.

Emily Burns ’12 (KGCOE) is a TCV (lean) engineer at Garlock Sealing Technologies in Palmyra, N.Y.

Shaun Cimini ’12 (GCCIS) began working at Rotork Controls in June 2012 as an IT systems administrator.

Enrique Peralta Ovcharenko ’12 (CAST) accepted a position at Skanska in New York City as environmental, health and safety coordinator at the Atlantic Yard B2 Modular Project, which will be the tallest U.S. modular building in New York City.

Paul Solt ’12 (GCCIS) started Artwork Evolution, making iPhone/iPad apps with 575,000-plus downloads. He also has taught online iPhone app classes to more than 700 students.

Adena Thomson ’12 (SCB) has been hired as an assistant for the tax team within The Bonadio Group.