Above and beyond
|A floating paper sculpture by Nancy Cohen ’81
An 8-foot paper sculpture
by Jersey City artist Nancy Cohen ’81 (SAC) now floats
above the lobby of the tallest building in Paterson, N.J. Commissioned
by the building’s owner, Mountain Development Corp., the
translucent paper structure titled “Inside-Out (Adentro/Afuera)”
took six months to complete. Three students from Paterson’s
Rosa Parks High School worked as interns in Cohen’s studio
during the final phases last summer.
are organic, suggesting plant life,” notes
Cohen. “But my piece references nature without imitating
Other work by Cohen
was featured last fall at the Hunterdon Museum of Art in Clinton,
N.J. Her sculptures are included in the collections of the
New Jersey State Museum, the Monclair Museum; and the Zimmerli
Museum. The artist will have a one-person show at the Jersey
City Museum this spring.
For the troops
|Chris Conlon ’99 met super model Rebecca Romijn Stamos
at a USO show in Kuwait.
During five very hot
weeks in Iraq and Kuwait last summer, Chris Conlon ’99
(computational mathematics) got a taste of what life is like for
American servicemen and women.
“To see how
a USO celebrity tour improved the morale of our troops inspired
me to raise funds for their cause,” Conlon
says. He did so by running the Baltimore Marathon.
Among those he contacted
for support were his former RIT baseball teammates, who contributed
$400. It was the first marathon for the Baltimore resident,
who works as a telecommunications engineer for the Department
of Defense. He finished the race in 3 hours and 51 minutes
and – even more satisfying – he
reached his goal of raising $3,000 for the USO.
Tucker ’71 made the cover of a tourism guide.
John C. Tucker ’71
(art and design) of Belmont, N.Y., was selected for a full-page
story featured on the back cover of the I Love N.Y. Allegany
County Travel & Outdoor Guide. In a story titled “John
Tucker: Outdoorsman/Artist” Tucker is pictured in his studio
working on a painting of a buck. A native of Allegany County,
Tucker is director of the Allegany County Office of Emergency
M. McMahon ’61 (electrical engineering) was elected mayor of Reading, Pa.,
in November. He moved to Reading in 1965 after receiving a
in engineering from Penn State and serving two years
in the Peace Corps in Bangladesh. He worked for a Reading
engineering firm for 15 years before starting his own
company, Entech Engineering, in 1980. McMahon served
on numerous community organizations prior to running
for public office.
|A winning image by Bill Barley ’64
Bill Barley ’64
(photographic illustration) received the Kodak Gallery Award presented
by Kodak Professional division for excellence in photography.
Barley, of Bill Barley & Associates in Columbia, S.C., was
honored for “Mechanical Motion,” a photo entered in
the commercial category. The image, which shows two tools working
together to mill the bores in an automobile power steering unit,
was created for Cogsdill Tool Products of Camden, S.C. The image
also captured first place, best of show and judge’s choice
The presentation took
place at the annual convention of the Professional
Photographers of South Carolina.
R. Roger Remington
’57 (art and design), recently honored for 40 years
of service as a faculty member in RIT’s School of Design,
has a new book: American Modernism: Graphic Design 1920-1960
(Yale University Press). This is the first comprehensive survey
of the Modernist movement as it emerged in various graphic media.
|Left to right: R. Roger Remington ’57,
Royce “Rob” Remington ’83,
Paula Manchester ’82
Remington is also celebrating
the accomplishments of his children – also RIT grads. Royce
R. “Rob” Remington ’83 (instructional technology)
was recently elected to the board of directors of Hahn Loeser
and Parks, the Cleveland law firm where he has been a partner
for seven years. He joined the firm after graduating from Cleveland
Marshall College of Law in 1988. He specializes in construction
Remington’s daughter, Paula
Remington Manchester ’82 (retailing) is vice president, management development and
training for Olive Garden restaurants, owned by Darden Restaurants
Inc. Paula joined Darden in 1997 as director of human resources
for the organization’s restaurant support center in
Orlando, Fla. During her career in the human resources field
she has worked for Jordan Marsh Co., Boston; the North American
division of Laura Ashley Inc.; and Technology Service Solutions,
an IBM subsidiary.
Showing her stuff
|More than 100 people attended the opening of a retrospective
of the work of Mary Loomis Rickman ’87.
|“Retro: Who’s Coming through the Door?”
by Mary Loomis Rickman.
The work of Mary
Loomis Rickman ’87 (MFA) was presented in a one-woman
retrospective in January in the Dean’s Alumni Gallery in
the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. More than 100 guests
attended the opening.
spent a lifetime of learning about painting/art/life,” said
Rickman, of Penn Yan, N.Y. “This show is all my work
but each painting shows the influence of the people who taught
me. It is important to me that I remember and honor them.”
work also was featured at the Yates County Art Center in
February and March.
A number of alumni
report recent publication of books.
Karpovage ’90 (fine arts) recently published
his first book, Flashpoint Quebec – Operation
Joint Suppression (PublishAmerica). The novel focuses on a
U.S. Army 10th Mountain light infantry task force that
is drawn into a violent urban battle with the revolutionary
Quebec Defense Force. Born and raised in western New
York, Karpovage worked in Atlanta for eight years following
graduation, then returned to Rochester to work as art
director for local advertising agencies. He recently
moved to Ithaca, N.Y., where he is publications designer
at Tompkins Cortland Community College.
Gendron ’70 and ’76 (B.S. accounting,
MBA) is the author of Integrating
Newly Merged Organizations (Praeger Publishers). Gendron most recently worked
as chief financial officer of Hill-Rom Inc., and he
has worked at Bausch & Lomb,
Deloitte & Touche, KPMG and other companies.
C. Wiesner ’75 (electrical engineering) recently became deputy chief information
officer for the U.S. Department of Labor. His responsibilities
include all areas of IT and e-government with a concentration
Prior to joining the
Department of Labor in September, Wiesner worked for the Homeland
Security Department where he coordinated IT services for all
airports under the Transportation Security Administration.
|Clint Niedzwiecki ’00 and students
’00 (graphic design) gained recognition in a new book,
trek, by internationally renowned designer David Carson.
Niedzwiecki came to the attention of Carson through an innovative
student teaching project. Niedzwiecki, who will receive his M.S.
in art education from Syracuse University in May, contacted Carson
via e-mail and persuaded the designer to participate in an online
chat with Carson’s fourth-graders in Dewitt, N.Y.
Carson included the
lesson in his book, using Niedzwiecki’s
original e-mail, some of the students’ works, and screen
shots of the online session.
“The book is
a pretty big deal.
Carson is one of the
most famous designers alive.”
Undefeated team plans
Members of RIT’s
1955-56 varsity basketball team are planning a reunion for
November 2005 to mark the 50th anniversary of their undefeated
season. The committee, John Buchholz, Arnie
Ralph Van Peursem ’58, Ed
Baucum ’56 and Fred Moss ’58,
is trying to locate
manager Robert E. Lorenzen ’56 and
Kenneth Johnson ’61.
If you were a member
of this team, or if you have questions, please contact Rob
Office of Alumni Relations, Crossroads, 41 Lomb Memorial
Drive, Rochester, NY 14623;585-475-2601; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.