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Eight alumni honored for lifetime achievements at Reunion 2001 banquet

Among the honorees were, from left, David Binning '81, Lou Anastos '89, Donald Boyce '67, Joseph Lobozzo '95 and John Henion '67.

"Combining talent and abundant energy and building upon the strength of an RIT education, these alumni have truly made their mark on campus and in their chosen profession," said Kelly Redder, alumni relations executive director.

Donald Boyce, Outstanding Alumnus for 2001, received his bachelor's in business administration in 1967. He is the retired chairman and CEO of IDEX Corp., a manufacturing company in Northbrook, Ill., and chairman of the board of Walter Industries in Tampa, Fla. An RIT trustee since 1999, he lives in Lake Forest, Ill.

Tod Barber, College of Applied Science and Technology Distinguished Alumnus, earned a bachelor's in hotel and restaurant management in 1988. Since 1994, he has been an executive with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Inc. He lives in Chicago.

Joseph Lobozzo, College of Business Distinguished Alumnus, received a master's in business administration in 1995 through RIT's Executive MBA program. He is the founder and CEO of JML Optical Industries Inc. in Rochester and is a member of the RIT Board of Trustees. He lives in Irondequoit, N.Y.

Jere Osgood, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnus, earned his B.F.A. in 1961 after attending the School for American Crafts, where he later served on the faculty. Osgood has exhibited his furniture designs throughout the northeast. He lives in Wilton, N.H.

Martin Tomasi, College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumnus, received his A.A.S. in computer science in 1988 and a B.S. in professional and technical communications in 1990. He is chief Web application architect for SAS Institute's strategic enterprise solutions division. He lives in Cary, N.C.

John Henion, College of Science Distinguished Alumnus, received an M.S. in chemistry in 1967. Since 1976, he has been a professor of toxicology at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Henion is also president, CEO and chairman of the board at Advance BioAnalytical Services Inc. He lives in Trumansburg, N.Y.

Louis Anastos, Kate Gleason College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus, earned his B.S. in microelectronics engineering in 1989. He recently became program manager of the photolithography and metrology areas for IBM's new $3 billion facility in East Fishkill, N.Y. He lives in Harriman, N.Y.

David Binning, National Technical Institute for the Deaf Distinguished Alumnus, graduated in 1981 with his associate's degree in electromechanical technology. He is a senior lab specialist in the IBM storage systems group. Binning is president of the North Carolina Association of the Deaf. He lives in Raleigh, N.C.