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Class Notes

Key to abbreviations

CAST College of Applied Science and Technology
CCE College of Continuing Education (now CAST)
CIAS College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
COLA College of Liberal Arts
EPSCOB E. Philip Saunders College of Business
KGCOE Kate Gleason College of Engineering
COS College of Science
FAA Fine and Applied Arts (now CIAS)
GAP Graphic Arts and Photography (now CIAS)
GCCIS B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
NTID National Technical Institute for the Deaf
SVP NTID "Summer Vestibule Program"


Mamie Wills Lehman ’39 (FAA) writes, “I would like to know if there are any classmates who are still in touch with the school. I would certainly like to hear from any one of them!” (Lehman can be contacted through the RIT Online Community at


Wallace Seawell ’41 (GAP) celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends on Sept. 16, 2006, at his home/studio in Los Angeles, Calif.


T. Taylor Warren ’46 (GAP) is the recipient of the Henry P. McLemore Motorsports Press Award 2005 for photography/public relations. The award, given in recognition of outstanding motorsports journalism, was presented on April 27, 2006, at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Talledega, Ala. Warren is the first photographer to receive the award since its creation in 1969. Warren has been involved with motorsport photography since 1948. He and his wife, Virginia (also an RIT alum), live in Florence, S.C.


Joyce Tilley Nagel ’56 (FAA) and Don Nagel ’55 (FAA) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 30, 2006. Both are practicing fine artists and teach pastel landscape workshops together.


Philip Stanat ’63 (EPSCOB) and his wife, Tich, celebrated the birth of their first grandson, Ethan Minh Jacobson, on Feb. 6, 2006. Philip is a welfare case manager with the state of Washington and is assigned to the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe in Auburn.


Bruce James ’62 (GAP), who was appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as public printer of the United States in 2002, has retired and returned home to Lake Tahoe, Nev., with his wife, Nora. He is chairman emeritus of RIT’s Board of Trustees.

Edward Moshey ’64 (GAP) has joined Norland Products Inc. in Cranbury, N.J., as project manager for interferometric microscopes. He is also a consulting mechanical engineer in his company, iDesign, and holds a technical appointment at Brookhaven National Laboratory.


Barbara Kohler Fritzberg ’66 (FAA) writes, “I am enjoying my retirement by doing many things from crafts to reading. My two sons, Erik and Christian, are college graduates and doing well with their chosen careers.”

Robert Renner ’66 (GAP) has retired after 40 years in the motion picture processing business. As plant manager and quality control engineer, he oversaw many new developments at Duart Film Laboratories in New York City. As past president of the N.Y. Chapter of the Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers, he received the society’s Service Award in 1981.

Thomas Casperson ’68 (EPSCOB) retired from NCR Corp. in 2000 and has been doing quality management consulting and also served as executive director of the not-for-profit Ohio Award for Excellence from 2000 to 2003. He and his wife started Airport Commercial Plaza & Storage in Rifle, Colo., in 2004.

Philip Fraga ’66, ’68 (GAP) is the operations director at Marketing General Inc., the nation’s largest association marketing firm in Alexandria, Va.


Thomas BarkerThomas Barker ’65 (GAP), ’70 (CCE) recently spent three weeks volunteering in the Cook Islands of the South Pacific helping students create a documentary video on what it’s like to be a Cook Islands teenager.

Roger Goss ’70 (GAP) writes “Before leaving Rochester in 2003, I donated my Kodak Dye Transfer Project to George Eastman House. The photo was made from in-camera separation negatives (not part of the project). The subject is the round tulip garden which existed in 1968.”

Jere Rentzel ’70 (GAP) recently retired from the faculty at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. He lives with his wife, Sandy, in Williamsport, Pa. He retired from RIT in 1997 after 23 years on the faculty at NTID. The Rentzels then moved to Jonesboro, Ark., where Jere taught in the printing management program for five years. He can be contacted through the RIT Online Community at


Charles Baum ’71 (GAP) was elected magisterial district judge in Bucks County, Pa. He and his wife, Dawn Warner Baum ’71 (EPSCOB) have two grown children and reside in Perkasie.

Thomas Klinkowstein ’71 (GAP) is president of Media A LLC, associate professor of new media at Hofstra University and adjunct professor of digital design at Pratt Institute. He conducted a workshop on future design technologies at Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore Sept. 20-21, 2006.

Robert KissRobert Kiss ’71 (GAP) writes, “The accompanying photo I took of Andy Warhol was recently acquired by the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.”


Peter Ingalsbe ’72 (EPSCOB) recently retired as a federal employee (21 years) and N.Y. Army National Guard (33 years) with the rank of colonel. His last assignment was MATES maintenance supervisor at Fort Drum, N.Y.


Mary Christopher SVP ’71, ’74 (NTID) was recognized in February 2007 for 30 years of service with the Army Corps of Engineers. She also won a logo design contest for “A Show of Hands: A Celebration of Deaf Theatre” festival from VSA Arts of Massachusetts in May 2005 and was assistant/exhibitor for the Annual Art Exhibit at VSAM’s gallery in Boston in April 2005.

Carla Forrest ’74 (FAA) will be graduating with distinction from the University of New Mexico with a Ph.D. in organizational learning and instructional technology. Her dissertation was titled “An Empirical Examination of the Relationship Between Organizational Learning Culture and Organizational Performance.”

Lee D. Green ’74 (FAA) is vice president of IBM Brand Values and Experience. He began his career as a designer providing direction in the launch of the IBM personal computer. He served most recently as worldwide director, IBM Design Strategy and Brand Experience. Green has published articles on a variety of design, identity, and experience topics and has taught courses and lectured on design at Stanford University, Harvard, MIT and RIT.


Stephen Gulack ’75 (EPSCOB) writes “Enjoying my semi-retirement, I’ve gone to work for Golden Memories Transportation in Rochester. Driving local, regional and international tours by motorcoach, life is a vacation.”

Jeffrey Harris ’75 (GAP) is corporate vice president for Lockheed Martin and has received the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). Harris was recognized for his geospatial technology innovations, significant contributions to national geospatial policy and programs, and visionary thought leadership in shaping the future of geospatial capabilities. It was presented at the annual GEOINT Symposium on Nov. 16, 2006, in Orlando, Fla.

Michael Stinebaugh, SVP ’72, ’75 (NTID) is a nautical cartographer in the Maritime Division at National Geospatial Agency, Bethesda, Md. He previously was employed at U.S. Geological Sruvey, Reston, Va., as an image analyst.


Stephen ChiodoStephen Chiodo ’76 (GAP) co-authored an illustrated children’s book titled, Alien Xmas. Working as an animation director in Los Angeles, Chiodo is developing the book into a stop motion feature film utilizing his Los Angeles production company, Chiodo Bros Productions Inc. (

Kurt Parker ’76 (COS) is partner at ERM Rocky Mountain Inc., Greenwood Village, Colo., heading the air quality practice for the Rocky Mountain region. He was employed for 23 years at TRC Environmental Corp. as a vice president and regional manager. ERM, is a privately owned-global environmental consulting firm that has over 200 air practitioners worldwide.

1977 30th reunion

David Roche ’77 (GAP) writes, “I am still enjoying the printing industry after all these years. But my true love is teaching autistic children how to ski. Thanks to the faculty of RIT for a great education and a wonderful career. Big hello to all my classmates in the School of Printing class of 1977!”


Kerry Burroughs ’78 (CCE) is a division manager for Muller Martini, Hauppauge, N.Y.

Donney Drennon-Gala ’78 (COLA) has been a senior case manager/federal officer with the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons for more than 19 years. As of early 2007, he will be eligible to retire and plans to seek an academic position with a university. He previously was an associate professor with the University of North Carolina system.

Daniel Drewnowski ’78 (KGCOE) ran in the 111th Boston Marathon on April 16, 2007, to raise funds for the American Liver Foundation’s Run for Research Team. He ran in memory of Larry Antinassi ’64 (EPSCOB). Drewnowski met Antinassi and his wife in 2003 through the RIT Alumni Network whale-watching tour in Southern California. Antinassi was diagnosed with liver cancer in spring of 2004 and succumbed to the disease in January 2005. Drewnowski can be contacted through the RIT Online Community at

Donald Hutchinson ’77, ’78 (GAP) is a professional photographer for Studio 775 Inc. He has over 20 years experience in both state-of-the-art digital and conventional photography.


Collette Fournier ’77, ’79 (GAP) has had her photography displayed in galleries in Rockland, New York City, New Jersey, Texas, Rochester, Buffalo, Toronto, Montreal, Canada and the USSR. Her works also appear in the photographic collections of EnFoco Inc., the Smithsonian Institute’s National African American Museum Project, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Women in Photography International Archive, Kamoinge Inc., various books, magazines and in private collections.

Deborah Kranich Riel ’77, ’79 (FAA) is employed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. “My current obsession is with whitewater canoeing, which I do whenever the opportunity arises at any time of the year – even in New England winter! My other interests include pottery, stained glass and wine tasting.”

Daniel SalitrikDaniel Salitrik ’79 (GAP) had a one-person photography show July through August at Penn State Fayette, Eberly Campus. His work was featured in the Uniontown Pennsylvania Arts in the City on Sept. 24, 2006, with 49 other Western Pennsylvania artists. In November, he received an honorable mention in the 2006 Silver Eye Center for Photography Fellowship competition.

Donald SchmalzleDonald Schmalzle ’79 (CAST) was hired as project manager at RETTEW, bringing 27 years of experience in designing, managing, supervising and quality assurance.


Charles McCain ’80 (CCE) won the General Electric and Dow Jones Award for Best Environmental Business Plan on June 2, 2006.

Linda Haylor Mikula ’78, ’80 (FAA) is an associate director in publications and marketing at Cornell University, University Communications, Ithaca, N.Y.

Dirk Van Oostendorp ’80 (COS) is a regional manager at The Americas with IONIK Consulting, Katy, Texas. He was a fellow in the British Institute of Corrosion in September 2006.

Douglas Waltman ’80 (EPSCOB) is working in sales for Vincenzo Scollo Agency, Rochester.


Phyllis Bryce Ely ’79, ’81 (FAA) was featured in the Democrat and Chronicle and is a member of the Print Club of Rochester and Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters. Her work can be viewed at

Lauren Adasko Lercher SVP ’76, ’80, ’81 (COS) writes “I work as a scientist at the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/University of Medical Dentistry of New Jersey. Besides doing brain research and lab management, I instruct graduate students, post doctoral, medical students and other professional associates. My volunteer work includes ticket coordinator for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. I was co-chairperson for the N.J. Deaf Fest 2005 and again for 2007. Last year, I was appointed to the N.J. Division of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Council.”


Nicholas Belfiglio SVP ’79, ’82 (NTID) is a staff accountant at Footings Inc. in Monroe, N.Y.

David Clarke ’82 (CAST) is a senior project manager at HNTB in Dallas, Texas, and is managing the GEC on several design projects in Brownsville, Texas, for Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority.


Sharon Chesson Cochran ’83 (CAST) is a senior packaging consultant at DDKR Consulting LLC, Bradenton, Fla.

Ronald Klimley ’86 (EPSCOB) is a manager of learning performance at Teletech, Tampa, Fla. “The opportunity to direct a truly global training organization is one that I have sought for some time,” he writes.

Mark Loehr SVP ’77, ’80 (NTID), ’83 (CAST) is a senior project manager at General Motors Powertrain, Warren, Mich. “I’ve worked at GM for 24 years and am very happy to announce that I and other NTID alumni have worked with GM to develop an in-vehicle TTY to be used with OnStar.”

David Porter ’81, ’83 (KGCOE) is a mechanical principal at Bergmann Associates, Rochester.


Caroline Frisinger ’84 (FAA) has opened Armory Massage Therapy in Syracuse, N.Y. Her office employs several therapists specializing in deep tissue and sports massage. (

Gregory Germain ’84 (KGCOE) is a managing director at Dell’s China Design Center, Shanghai, China. Germain, his wife, Shelley St. Phillips ’85 (COS) and their three boys are traveling across Asia, learning Chinese and navigating the 20 million person city of Shanghai.


Donald Adriaansen ’83, ’85 (EPSCOB) is president of TITAN Mobile Shredding LLC in Doylestown, Pa. He was the co-founder and president of PRYSM Marketing Inc., a contract sales agency that he sold in 2005 to start TITAN, a high security document destruction company.

Kenneth BlackwellKenneth Blackwell ’85 (GAP) was promoted to director of learning and development at Team Builders Plus, Cherry Hill, N.J.

James Casper ’83, ’85 (CAST) is a senior technical staff member at IBM Corp. in Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

Thomas FilleyThomas Filley ’84, ’85 (GAP) was promoted to vice president of business development for The Versatile Co., a leading provider of project management training worldwide. He has worked at Versatile since 2001. He and Trish Corrigan were married on Oct. 8, 2005 in Chelan, Wash. They reside in Issaquah, Wash.

Michael Graziano SVP ’79, ’82 (NTID), ’85 (CAST) became the first deaf chairman of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Combined Federal Campaign Office in 2006. He manages APG CFC Office and more than 50 key workers who will collect pledges from over 11,000 civilians and military.


James R. JohnsonJames R. Johnson ’86 (FAA) is director of tax within the Corporate Finance Group of Bausch & Lomb. Johnson is responsible for directing tax activities for the company’s Asia region, managing U.S. federal tax audits and leading non-U.S. indirect tax activities.

Barry Wolff ’86 (KGCOE) is a consulting systems engineer for Blue Coat Systems.

Albert Zahniser ’86 (CAST) is principal for TimeSolve Inc.

1987 20th reunion

Laura (O’Neill) Arnold ’87 (FAA) was promoted to assistant vice president, sales and marketing, at the corporate headquarters of Main Street Bank & Trust, Champaign, Ill. Her duties will expand to include the supervision of graphic work in corporate communications, advertising and sales collateral.

Kenneth BielenbergKenneth Bielenberg ’87 (CAST) writes, “I left Dreamworks Animation in July 2005 to start an independent film production company, Eyethink Pictures (, with my partner, Alonzo Ruvalcaba. In January 2006, I directed the feature film, I Wanna Be A Republican, which premiered at Frameline 30 last June. Currently, we’re developing a TV docu-series featuring the drag singing group, The Kinsey Sicks, and we’re also producing a documentary called Equality U, which is in post production.”

Carolyn Dateo ’86, ’87 (GAP) is vice president and strategic planning director for Saatchi & Saatchi. She is relocating to the Geneva, Switzerland, office to oversee global responsibilities for strategic planning on various international brands. Her husband and two children are making the move with her.

Martin Maenza ’87 (CAST) joined Alex Lee Inc. in Hickory, N.C., as store systems project leader. He recently was employed at IBM as senior software engineer.

Gregg Silverio ’85, ’87 (GAP) is a technical product support fellow at Openwave Systems Inc. in Burlington, Mass. He is also a firefighter in Shrewsbury, Mass, and was recently appointed to the board of trustees for the Massachusetts Call/Volunteer Firefighters Association.


Gregory Gould SVP ’83, ’86, ’88 (NTID) and wife, Diane, announce the birth of a daughter, Nicole Elvira, on Sept. 19, 2006. Gould reports that Diane, Nicole and 3-year-old son Douglas are doing fine.


Robert Anderson ’89 (GAP) and wife, Jennifer, announce the birth of a son, Oliver Chaney, on Jan. 31, 2006, in Columbia, S.C.

Lynn Lamburn ’89 (COS) is director of clinical marketing for United Medical Systems, Westborough, Mass.

Matthew Miller ’89 (GAP) is a photographer for Cole Haan, Yarmouth, Maine.

Mark Studer ’89 (FAA) is an analyst at VW Credit Inc., Libertyville, Ill.


Scott Blodgett ’89, ’90 (CAST) is chief technology officer at Theikos, a leading global provider of on-demand solutions. He previously was employed at OneSource Information Services as director product development.

Mary Seymour Maurice ’90 (EPSCOB) is an assistant vice president at Wachovia in Charlotte, N.C. She received her project management professional certification in September 2006.

David Reichardt ’90 (GAP) and wife, Shannon, announce the birth of a son, Victor Karl Reichardt, on Sept. 23, 2006, in Atlanta. Victor joins 8-year-old brother Kyle.

Craig Veconi ’86, ’87, ’90 (GAP) is director of forensic and litigation consulting at FTI Consulting, San Francisco. He previously was employed at Think Twice Inc. as director of client services and producer. Veconi was hired by FTI to open a litigation graphics practice in the firm’s San Francisco office.


Steven Buck ’91 (EPSCOB) was recently promoted to a manager in the Training and Development Center at Paychex in Rochester.

David Gianna ’91 (GAP), ’91 (CAST) and Denise Zottola announce the readoption of their son, Anthony David Gianna. Anthony was born Oct. 5, 2001, in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, and was formerly known as Andres Gianna.

Jennipher Gimbel ’91 (GAP) married Scott Judge in Seattle in August 2006. Jennipher is a human resources manager for a small, high-tech company and Scott is a second grade teacher.

Dale RuckerDale Rucker ’91 (CAST) has been promoted by Crabapple Landscape to direct all sales efforts and manage the team of customer relations managers. Crabapple is a full-service landscape management company in Atlanta.

Heinrich Sander ’93 (CAST) and Heather Merrill were married Aug. 28, 2004, at their home in East Meredith, N.Y. Their daughter, Abigail Louise, was born on Feb. 17, 2005, in Oneonta, N.Y.

Kelly Stephens SVP ’83 ’91 (CCE) and Andrew J. Lange were married on June 23, 2006, in Las Vegas.

Scott Vadney ’91 (CAST) and wife, Cindy, announce the birth of a son, Shane William, on June 14, 2006, in Albany, N.Y. He joins sister Sage Elizabeth, born Feb. 10, 2005, and brother Seth, age 9.

William Vance SVP ’86, ’91 (NTID) and Florence Harucki Vance ’93 (EPSCOB) announce the birth of a daughter, Samantha Ann, on April 4, 2006.

Jonathan Wright ’91 (GAP) is a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and has been assigned as the commander, defense contract management agency, Space Satellite Operations, in Sunnyvale, Calif.


W. Scot Atkins SVP ’83, ’89 (EPSCOB), ’92 (CCE) is the founder of Thrivo People Solutions, Sioux Falls, S.D., which provides specialized human resources and training/development services to a variety of businesses, especially those within the deaf community. He is also pursuing his doctoral degree in organization development.

Michael Wenzler ’92 (EPSCOB) and wife, Ellyn, announce the birth of a son, Samuel Harris, on Nov. 19, 2006, in Fredericksburg, Va. The Wenzler’s older son, Owen Styles, was born in 2004. Wenzler was recently promoted to director of labor relations at U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Washington, D.C.


Matther LarkinMatthew Larkin ’93 (COLA) has joined the Syracuse office of Hiscock & Barclay LLP. He will maintain a practice from the firm’s New York City office as well. Larkin focuses his practice on complex tort and product liability litigation and has extensive trial experience.

Elyssia Marshall Mathias ’93 (FAA) and Ron Rodriguez Mathias ’93 (FAA) announce the birth of their first child, Benjamin Winston Shattuck Mathias, on April 2, 2006, in Bethlehem, Pa.

Edward Mundy ’93 (CAST) and Sandra Mundy announce the birth of a son, Daniel Edward, on March 27, 2006, in Nyack, N.Y. Big sister Dylan Kate is 3 years old.

Jerry Scriven ’93 (COLA) is a major in the U.S. Army, eligible to retire in 2010. He completed a master’s degree in industrial engineering from New Mexico State University.

Jeffrey Korol ’94 (KGCOE) accepted a position at SAP America in Wexford, Pa., as solution engineer. He previously was employed at GlaxoSmithKline as North America manager, Supply Chain Projects and System Development.


Stephan Mansour ’94 (EPSCOB) is an independent computer consultant.

David Neale ’88 (GAP), ’94 (CCE) has returned to where he grew up, Saranac Lake, with his wife, Stacey, and their boys, Peter and Daniel. Dave will work at Coakley Ace Hardware.

Atul Patel ’94 (KGCOE) received an MBA with a marketing concentration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan on April 28, 2006.

Philip Potts ’94 (CIAS) writes, “Now that my student loans from RIT are paid off (!) my wife, Yves, and I celebrated our 10th anniversary by having a vow renewal ceremony aboard the Spirit of Washington on Aug. 27, 2006, in Washington, D.C. Our son, Ryan, served as ringbearer and daughter, Taylor, was the flower girl.”

Thomas Roman ’94 (CCE) is a R&D project leader for Silipos Inc.

Jeffrey Salava ’94 (CIAS) writes, “After six years as a lead graphic designer creating trade show displays, business identities and fleet graphics, I recently quit my position to direct full attention to my fine art reproduction business. I started Archival Arts out of my basement in Baltimore, Md., in August of 2000 and it has grown into a full-time business servicing more than 200 local and national artists. We specialize in large format art reproductions on canvas and watercolor media ( So much for my film degree!”

Susan Corraggio Snape ’94 (CIAS) and Jason Snape ’93 (CIAS) announce the birth of a son, Owen James, on Aug. 15, 2002, and a daughter, Eva Elizabeth, on June 23, 2005. Susan is director of content development for Nucleus Medical Art, Kennesaw, Ga.


Lisa Debettencourt ’95 (CIAS) and Christopher Caldwell announce the birth of a son, Tristan Avery Caldwell, on Oct. 14, 2006, in Lowell, Mass.

Stephanie Leuenroth ’95 (COS) was recently promoted to associate research scientist at Yale University. Her book, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, has been published.

Steven Pochulsky ’89, ’95 (CCE) is a manager of production systems engineering at Canon USA, Lake Success, N.Y. “My son, Joseph Pochulsky ’06 (CAST), is following in his dad’s footsteps as a graduate from RIT’s packaging science program.”


Alann Au ’96 (CAST) is a manufacturing engineer for Scott Aviation, Lancaster, N.Y.

Sean Dann ’96 (CIAS) is an art director and senior graphic designer for Icon Graphics Inc., Rochester.

Daniel DuboisDaniel Dubois ’96 (CAST) is an associate at Cohen & Lombardo law firm, Buffalo, N.Y.

Daniel Johnson ’90, ’96 (KGCOE) is an associate professor and associate department chair for the manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology department at RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology.

Jason Morrow ’96 (CIAS) is an interaction designer at Standard & Poors, New York. He was employed at Yahoo! as a design manager. (

Daniel Pipitone ’96 (CIAS) is the senior information designer at Software Engineering Institute/Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Kelly Cummins Rozwadowski ’94, ’96 (CIAS) and Antony Rozwadowski ’96 (CIAS) announce the birth of a daughter, Joy Linnea, on Sept. 23, 2006, in Reston, Va.

Dave Steiner SVP ’89, ’92, ’93, ’95, ’96 (NTID) and Nancy Pickett announce their marriage on July 7, 2006. They reside in Rochester.

Jeffrey Westley ’96 (KGCOE) was recently promoted to a senior engineer at Assurance Technology Corp., Gaithersburg, Md. He and Tonya Westley ’94 (COS) have three daughters.

1997 10th reunion

Michael Aguayo ’97 (COLA) recently accepted a position as manager at Employer Outreach Secretariat in Toronto. He previously was employed at CIBC Human Resouces as lead, diversity outreach.

Kurt Belawske ’97 (COLA) and Carrie Nalley were married on Nov. 25, 2006, in Spearfish Canyon Lodge, S. D. They reside in Clarksville, Tenn. Kurt was promoted to major in the U.S. Army on Dec. 1, 2006. He is currently assigned as an assistant team chief of a National Police Transition Team. He was deployed to Iraq in early 2007 to assist an Iraqi National Police Brigade.

Jamey Ehrman ’97 (CAST) is employed at Rand Engineering, New York City.

Pannayiota Guigley ’97 (CIAS) and Kevin Guigley announce the birth of their second daughter, Serena Katherine, on June 4, 2006.

Daniela Jorge ’94, ’97 (CIAS) has been promoted to vice president, user experience design at Yahoo! Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Daniel Lowery ’97 (COS) was promoted to product development engineer at General Electric Plastics, Mt. Vernon, Ind.

William Masterson ’97 (CAST) was recently promoted to business development manager at Alga Plastics, Cranston, R.I.

Jacqueline Schertz SVP ’78, ’83 (COLA), ’97 (CAST) earned Certified Deaf Interpreter (CD) status from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).

Charles Wilson ’97 (CIAS) is a forensic animator at Investigative Mechanics, Bath, Mich. “After dabbling in forensic animation and video for the past 10 years, I’ve decided to join the family business and became a full-time forensic animator.”


Jamie Aymerich ’93 (CCE), ’98 (CAST) was promoted to associate publisher of the Sarasota Magazine Publications group in Florida.

Allison Ferencz SVP ’92 ’98 (COLA) is a HN case manager at ARGUS in Bronx, N.Y.

Tracy Gamble ’98 (COLA) was awarded the National Role Model Recruiter Award from Minority Access Inc. for exemplary achievements in identifying and expanding opportunities for others. Minority Access is a non-profit educational organization that provides support to individuals, colleges and universities, corporations and governments to diversify their campuses and worksites by improving the recruitment, retention and enhancement of minorities.

Peter JanskyPeter Jansky ’98, ’99 (KGCOE) and Andrea Lenzo were married July 15, 2006, in Boulder, Colo., where they currently reside. The groom’s brother Stephen Jansky ’00 (CAST) served as best man. Peter recently received an MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. The couple honeymooned for three weeks in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

Kelly Stone ’98 (EPSCOB) was promoted to brand manager, Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, at Colgate Palmolive in New York City.

Tina Sturgis ’98 (CAST) is coordinator of student services for the Computer Science Department at RIT.

Sean Van Gorder ’98 (CAST) is a senior environmental engineer at Skunk Works, Lockheed Martin Corp., Palmdale, Calif. Van Gorder recently became a certified hazardous materials manager, a CA-DHS water distribution operator and water treatment operator. He received a SPOT Award recognizing his achievements for resolving a complicated environmental compliance issue associated with the Skunk Works facility and the Clean Water Act.

Matthew Whann ’98 (COS) works in quality management for Land O’ Lakes Inc., Ohio.


W. Caleb Barlow ’95 (KGCOE), ’99 (EPSCOB) and Jeanette Barlow announce the birth of a son, Merrick James Barlow, on Oct. 21, 2006. Caleb is an engineering manager for IBM Software Group and resides with his wife and two children in Newburyport, Mass.

Thomas Curley SVP ’92, ’99 (CAST) accepted a position at Rochester Primary Care Network as an outreach representative. He recently was employed at Wegmans as Shoppers Club CSR. “I’ve joined the Community HealthCorps to get the experience in the healthcare industry. My goal is use the experience that would lead me to a pharmaceutical sales position.”

Jamieson Gill ’99 (EPSCOB) is president of Savitas Strategic Software Solutions LLC, Linden, N.J. (

Mark Ruise ’98 (CAST), ’01 (EPSCOB) accepted a position at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Miami, Fla. He recently was employed at Office Depot Inc.

Mark Schmidt ’99 (EPSCOB) is a senior accountant at TFG CPA’s, PC in Syracuse, N.Y. He received his certified public accountant designation from the New York State Division of Professional Licensing Services.

Lindsay Shaw-Lehmann ’99 (CIAS) and Adam Lehmann ’00 (EPSCOB) announce the birth of a son, Clayton Adam, on April 5, 2006, in Putnam, Conn.


Raymond DeJohn ’00 (EPSCOB) accepted a position at Welch Allyn Inc. in Skaneateles Falls, N.Y., as senior procurement analyst. He previously was employed at J&J (McNeil Consumer Products) as senior strategic planner.

Salina Downing and Evan ThomasSalina Downing ’00 (KGCOE) and Evan Thomas ’00 (KGCOE) were married Sept. 30, 2006, in Groton, Mass. Salina arrived on horseback for the evening ceremony at a friend’s farm. They reside in Townsend, Mass.

Alan Feldstein ’00 (KGCOE) is an architectural verification engineer for Cosmic Horizon. (

Michael Gargiles ’00 (SCOB) was honored by DHL and was awarded President’s Club Gold status. He was then awarded “Top Controlled Performance” which recognized Gargiles as the top new business generator within the East Coast and Southern regions. Closing out his award trio, the award for “Top International Sales” recognized him as having the highest combined international shipment per day growth and overall international budget attainment.

Ronald Goldberg ’99 (CIAS), ’00 (EPSCOB) accepted a position at Standard Register in Rochester as customer care associate. He previously was employed at Banta as sales service representative. “After finally deciding to move back to Rochester with my wife, Nicole, I have begun a new career and we are in the process of building a new house.”

Katherine Hoheusle ’00 (COS) and Kevin Jones ’94 (NTID), ’97 (CIAS) married on July 22, 2005. They announce the birth of their son, Liam Aquilla, on Sep. 26, 2006.

Felix Khaychuk ’00 (EPSCOB) is vice president of Credit Suisse in New York City.

Dori Lowenstein and Andrew KaranikisDori Lowenstein ’00 (CIAS) and Andrew Karanikis ’99 (CAST) were married Oct. 10, 2004, in Syracuse, N.Y. They reside in Norwalk, Conn.

Joseph Miceli ’00 (KGCOE) is a diffusion/RTA process engineer for Intel Corp., Colorado Springs, Colo.

Michelle Hendry Munro ’99 (NTID), ’00 (EPSCOB) and Greg Munro announce the birth of a daughter, Meghan Elizabeth, on July 31, 2006. Michelle is a fund accounting analyst for JP Morgan Chase, Kingston, Mass.

Paul Tracy ’00 (CIAS) has been honored as an integral part of the Monroe Community College Learning Resources Team, which received the 2006 Innovation of the Year Award.


jessica berlinJessica Berlin ’00, ’01 (CIAS) and Russ Lichterman were married Oct. 22, 2006, in Wilmington, Del. They reside in Philadelphia.

Karen Cronk Bertrand ’01 (COS) and Justin Bertrand ’00 (COS) announce the birth of a daughter, Anna Elizabeth, born March 2, 2006. She joins big brother Joshua Marcel born May 11, 2004.

Carolina Cizmar ’01 (EPSCOB) announces the birth of a daughter, Elena Maria, on June 7, 2006, at Highland Hospital in Rochester. Elena joins her brother, Ryan, who turned 2 on Nov. 24, 2006.

Olivia Fangman ’01 (CIAS) is sales director at COBalt Ventures LLC in Louisville, Ky. “I work for a development firm specializing in urban revitalization. I am currently selling our latest project, the Mercantile Gallery Lofts, which are 47 lofts in three historic buildings in the gallery district of downtown Louisville. It is different from photo but I still get to use my skills in our ads. It’s a great fit for me.”

Mary Hogan ’01 (KGCOE) and Brian Jacob ’01 (KGCOE) were married March 4, 2006, in Long Island, N.Y. They reside in Manassas, Va.

Frank Kruppenbacher ’01 (CAST) is director of public relations at Rochester School for the Deaf. He previously was marketing communications specialist at RIT/NTID.

Silvia Lopez ’04 (COLA) is a rehabilitation counselor for the deaf and hard of hearing for Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Fayetteville, N.C.

Jacquelyn Martin ’00, ’01 (CIAS) is a staff photographer with the Associated Press in their new Metro-Atlantic Bureau, Washington, D.C. Martin previously worked as a photojournalist at the Birmingham Post-Herald and freelanced.

Lisa MurleyLisa Murley ’00, ’01 (EPSCOB) was promoted to marketing manager at Birds Eye Foods in Rochester.


Lucas Adams ’02 (EPSCOB) is a purchasing manager at KB Home, San Diego, Calif.

Jessica GillJessica Gill ’02 (CIAS) is the art director at Fry Hammond Barr, a full-service advertising agency in Orlando, Fla. She is responsible for the conceptual development and the execution of creative campaigns.

Paul Gomez ’01 (CAST), ’02 (GCCIS) has been promoted to managing consultant from senior consultant at Navigant Consulting Inc. in New York City.

Rosemarie King Levy ’02 (CIAS) accepted a position at KrausCreative in Rochester as a senior designer. She was previously employed at WXXI Broadcasting and Windsor Street Design. She and Benjamin Levy were married on July 17, 2005, in Rochester.

Blaine MooreBlaine Moore ’02 (GCCIS) and Erin Fuller were married Aug. 12, 2006, at the Harrasseekett Inn in Freeport, Maine. They reside in Windham, Maine. They were attended by Sara Millner Balmos ’02 (EPSCOB), John Tomac ’03 (CIAS), and Nate Schmarje ’04 (KGCOE).

Kelly Nowakowski ’02 (CAST), ’02 (EPSCOB) accepted a position at Pioneer Savings Bank in Troy, N.Y., as marketing analyst and Web coordinator. She recently was employed at Albany Medical Center.


Jean Marc Allain ’00, ’01, ’02, ’03 (CAST) joins NetVersant as the general manager of the Southern California region.

Jana Cruder ’03 (CIAS) is a senior account executive at CORBIS LA in California. She exhibited her photographs in the 2002 RIT Honors Show, was awarded the 2003 Addy Award, was published in American Photography, and was winner of American Photo “Hottest New Talent.” Her work was exhibited in “LA Emerging Photographers to Watch,” Red House Gallery, Venice, Calif. She is a board member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMPLA) and a member and marketing chair of LA Digital Group (LADIG).

Carl GauseCarl Gause ’03 (COLA), above right, writes, “For the last 3 years, I was assigned to the 63rd Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Ga. While with them, I deployed in 2005 to Kuwait for one year as a platoon leader. I was promoted on Oct. 1, 2006, to captain and was reassigned to the 442nd Signal Battalion to attend Signal Captain’s Career Course.”

Paul Grimes ’03 (CIAS) is going into his second year as production coordinator at Capricorn Programs. He currently works on a countdown show of Top Box Office Films and is active in the Catholic Big Brothers and Sisters organization and strongly encourages other RIT grads to participate.

Katherine Groves ’01 (CIAS), ’03 (NTID) writes, “I will be going to Italy on a Fulbright Scholarship for 6 months. I’ll be teaching at a small school with deaf and hearing students. I’ve been living in the Czech Republic with my partner and traveling when I can.”

Allison HooverAllison Hoover ’03 (COS) and Gregg Saunders ’04 (CAST) were married on Oct. 22, 2005, at Sayre Mansion, Bethlehem, Pa. Allison is a graduate student in the biochemistry program at Penn State University. Gregg is a project engineer at PennTerra Engineering and also takes graduate classes part-time at PSU. The couple lives in State College, Pa.

Kristen Kruse ’03 (COLA) and Jason Hanna were married May 19, 2006, in Riviera Maya, Mexico, in a beachside ceremony attended by their closest friends and family. Kelly Diggins ’03 (COLA) was a bridesmaid.

Daryl Roberts ’03 (EPSCOB) is the plant manager at Arkema Inc. in Axis, Ala.

Adrianna Smart ’98 (COLA), ’03 (SCOB) is the marketing manager at Birds Eye Foods. Previously she served as a product marketing specialist for MCI.

Dominic Vera SVP ’99, ’03 (NTID) was promoted to program service support at National Institutes of Health, Office of Directors, in Rockville, Md.


Brooke Chornyak ’04 (CIAS) writes, “I was featured in Print Magazine’s 2006 Regional Design Annual for my design of CBT Architects 2005 promotional T-shirt. Also, my design for the CBT Architects Web site ( was featured as the Site of the Week Jan. 1­–7, 2007 on Design Interact, part of the Communication Arts Network (”

William Dowdle ’04 (COS) is a Ph.D. candidate at UCSF in San Francisco, Calif. He previously was employed at Harvard Medical School as a research assistant.

Denishea Flanigan ’04 (EPSCOB) has been promoted to business analyst for Nestle Purina and will be relocating to St. Louis, Mo. She will complete her MBA from Bentley College in Waltham, Mass., in 2007. She won the third quarter Foundation Spirit Award for our sales organization.

Porsche Haag ’04 (EPSCOB) is a market analyst in the roofing division of Johns Manville in Denver, Colo. Haag was previously employed as a market analyst at Ducker Worldwide, an industrial market research and consulting company in Troy, Mich.

Scott Kanzelmeyer ’04 (GCCIS) was promoted in September 2006 to level 4 programmer/analyst-engineering/science with the Boeing Co., Seal Beach, Calif.

Taryn Kay ’04 (CIAS) is the advertising manager of Cornell University Press. She had been serving as the art director of Pelican Publishing Co. in New Orleans, La., for the past two years.

Amanda Keller ’04 (COS) is a forensic biologist at the Erie County Central Police Services Forensic Laboratory in Buffalo.

Erick Littleford and Terri PageErick Littleford ’04 (COLA) and Terri Page ’02 (COLA), ’05 (CAST) were married on June 3, 2006, in Kentlands Mansion, Gaithersburg, Md. Lisa Horton ’03 (EPSCOB) and Danielle Hamilton ’04 (CAST) were bridesmaids. Markell Williams ’04 (GCCIS) performed during the ceremony. Other alumni in attendance were Monique Exum ’04 (KGCOE), Derrick Williams ’04 (KGCOE) and April Colleton ’06 (COS). The couple honeymooned at Secrets Excellence in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. They reside in Rochester.

Nicholas Minieri ’03 (CIAS), ’04 (EPSCOB) works as a Digital Imaging Artist at Mullen Advertising in Boston.

Stacey Price ’04 (CIAS) is an interactive producer at Clear Channel Online Music and Radio, Cincinnati.

Mark Skryzowski ’04 (CAST) is a F135 engine performance engineering lead for Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, Conn.

Adam Stone ’04 (COLA) writes, “I quit my job as manager of and flew to Sri Lanka to volunteer at a school for the deaf. My blog is at”

2005 second reunion

Ron Bauerle ’05 (COLA) is a technical writer/copywriter at Ramsey Electronics, Victor, N.Y. “I’m handling the creation of manuals for their products, as well as doing writing for their catalog/Web site. The job is great, exactly what I was hoping to do with my degree!”

Jesseca Flaherty ’05 (KGCOE) is teaching math and science and running the Science Library at Pathways Charter School in California.

Megan Harkleroad ’05 (COLA) will be completing her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy with a specialty in medical family therapy in May 2007 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Kimberly Kelsey ’97 (EPSCOB), ’05 (CAST) accepted a position at RIT as associate director of Alumni Relations. She was previously employed at the New York Wine & Grape Foundation as marketing events director. “I am so happy and proud to be part of the RIT Alumni Relations team. This position is the perfect fit for me, combining my course work and experience in marketing and service management.”

Michael Murawski ’05 (CIAS) writes, “I’m currently an imaging service representative for Quad/Graphics, the largest privatized commercial printer in North America, in their Alexandria, Va., offices. This position is the last that I’ll be rotating through in my stay as a corporate trainee, and I should be graduating into a non-trainee, full ISR capacity some time next year. National Geographic, who exclusively prints with Quad/Graphics, is headquartered here, and I also perform my imaging service functions out of their offices during the week.”

Jennifer Riggie ’05 (COS) is a research associate at Hauptmann-Woodward Medical Research Institute in Buffalo.

Jennifer Seaman ’05 (CIAS) is attending a university in England and pursuing an M.A. in art history/museum studies as well as teaching certifications in both fine arts and Italian. She received a SUNY Buffalo/GSEU Professional Development grant to write and illustrate a children’s book.

Misty Taylor ’05 (COLA) and Jamie Sutton ’02 (CIAS) were married Sept. 3, 2006, in Charlton, Mass., at the home of Misty’s grandfather. Jamie works as a graphic designer for Gordon Brothers Group in Boston, and Misty works as an executive recruiter with the Charles Sterling Group in Boston. The couple celebrated their marriage with a honeymoon in Jamaica. They currently reside in Salem, Mass.

Erin Vlahos SVP ’00, ’05 (CAST) and Aaron Bosley ’05 (GCCIS) were married Aug. 13, 2005, in Pittsburgh, where they now reside. Aaron is a Web developer at Highmark in Pittsburgh and Misty will receive a master’s in science in secondary education in May 2007. RIT interpreter Dave McCloskey served as interpreter for the wedding.

Ryan Troll ’05 (CAST) is a consultant at BearingPoint, Washington, D.C. He previously was employed at Bausch & Lomb as a process engineer. “I am very excited about this career move as it aligns with my professional goals and ambitions. The major challenges are that it is in a completely different industry. I will be interacting with CXO level employees on a day-to-day basis, and I will face a decent amount of travel, both domestic and international. I’m looking forward to this relocation and becoming engaged in the community, exploring the area, and hanging out with the local RIT Alumni chapter!”


Christina BryceChristina Bryce’04, ’05, ’06 (CAST) and Kevin T. Hui were married June 10, 2006, in Philadelphia. They honeymooned in Disney World and took a cruise. Both are working in Rochester.

Kent Goodwin SVP ’02, ’06 (NTID) was honored as Cullman County Employee of the Year for his work at Summa Technology, Inc. in Cullman, Ala.

Andrew Kamensky ’06 (EPSCOB) was promoted to registered representative, CLTC, at John Hancock in Boston.

Adrean Mangiardi ’06 (CIAS) received an inaugural award for his use of creativity in Equilibrium at the 2006 Superfest-Int’l Disability Film Festival as well as an honorable mention last year for Paper Airplane at the Deaf Rochester Film Festival.

Jessica Petty SVP ’00, ’03 (NTID), ’06 (CIAS) is a process engineer for Standard Register.

Scott Root ’06 (GCCIS) is an advisory IT specialist at IBM in Fairfax, Va. He previously was employed at RIT as a graduate assistant-programming. “I work now 85 percent of the time on the portal that enables thousands of soldiers to complete their degrees online even while deployed. The other 15 percent of the time I work on prototypes and proposals, while also speaking at IBM conferences and educational events. I hope to attend George Mason in the fall to pursue my Ph.D. in information technology.”

David Spaulding SVP ’02, ’04 (NTID), ’06 (EPSCOB) is a financial institution specialist at Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in San Francisco, where he previously served as an intern.

Matthew Weinstock ’06 (KGCOE) is a quality control engineer at Outcome Sciences Inc. in Cambridge, Mass.

In Memoriam

John W. Jordan ’36 (GAP). Sept. 10, 2000
Kenneth C. Gernold ’50 (FAA). Jan. 15, 2007
Donald Bujnowski ’53 (FAA). Jan. 8, 2007
Russell Sanguedolce ’55 (EPSCOB). Nov. 3, 2006
Robert L. Glinski ’57 (KGCOE). Aug. 16, 2006
Gary V. Webeck ’60 (GAP). July 4, 2006.
Bert Hundredmark III ’66 (EPSCOB). Oct. 13, 2006
Sandra M. Proud ’67 (EPSCOB). Sept. 2006
James H. Guthrie ’69 (CCE). March 15, 2006
William J. Neal ’70 (CCE). Feb. 1, 2006
Frances Hull Koons ’78 (COLA). Aug. 21, 2005
Tracy Haylor ’80 (FAA). Oct. 15, 2006
Ed Purcell ’ 86 (EPSCOB), Dec. 4, 2006
Elenore Z. Fox ’89 (CAST). June 28, 2006
Stephanie Lagree Gebo ’92 (COLA). March 19, 2006
David C. Klemann ’02 (CAST). Aug. 25, 2006
Mak Voljevica ’01, ’04 (CAST). Feb. 12, 2007