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Alumni Highlights: COB Wall of Fame honors alumni

The College of Business class of 2002 has created a legacy to inspire other students for many years to come.

Among the first inductees of the COB Alumni Wall of Fame are (from left) Kevin Gavagan, Joe Lobozzo, Donald Naylor, Laura Backus, Scott and Russel Schwartzbeck.

The Alumni Wall of Fame in the Max Lowenthal Building is a permanent display featuring portraits and biographies of honored graduates. The first inductees are: Laura Backus Scott ’91, vice president and chief information officer at Carpenter Technology Corp.; Peter Browne ’64, founder and president of Price, Raffel & Browne Inc.; Thomas Curley ’77, president and publisher of USA Today; Kevin Gavagan ’79, principal and portfolio manager at QCI Asset Management Inc.; Joe Lobozzo ’95, founder and CEO of JML Optical Industries Inc.; and Donald H. Naylor ’61, consultant at Davie Kaplan Chapman & Braverman PC CPA.

Selection into the Wall of Fame is based on several factors including professional success, community involvement and sustained support to the vitality of RIT. In addition to the six inductees, Russell Schwartzbeck ’97 was honored for his achievements as a recent graduate. Schwartzbeck earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and now works for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network as a financial representative.

“We want visitors to the College of Business to know that our alumni are out there leading the way in the business world,” says Jennifer Reginelli ’02, who was class gift co-chair. “We also want to encourage current students by providing them with role models that aspire high ideals. Someday, they too can be on that wall of fame.”

Information for Alumni Highlights may be submitted to Kathy Lindsley, University News Services, RIT, Building 86, 132 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 or via e-mail to kjlcom@rit.edu.