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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
SCB 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 “Summer Vestibule Program”


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Louis Serenati ’38 (mechanical) celebrated his 100th birthday with a new diploma, copies of his RIT grades reports, a student handbook from the 1930s and a bright orange Tigers sweatshirt. The surprise presentation came about after his daughter, Carol Neves (above right) contacted RIT to request a replacement for her father’s lost diploma. RIT followed through, and Heather Engel, assistant vice president (center) for Development, presented the gifts at a Feb. 12 party. About 60 of Serenati’s friends and family were there, including his wife, Elvira, and another daughter, Lucille Syracusa (left). Serenati, who lives in Hopewell Junction, N.Y., worked for IBM for his entire career.


Marjorie Droste Takasawa ’47 (FAA) writes, “Six Sigma Kappa Delta Sorority sisters have continued to meet monthly for more than 50 years. Marjorie Droste Takasawa ’47 (FAA); Eleanor H. Kaiser ’48 (FAA); Marjorie K. Callan ’44 (SCB); Norma Weingrad Gingold ’48 (FAA); Aileen Suter Knapp ’51 (FAA); and Virginia G. Schreiner ’45 (SCB) wish to send greetings to their old friends and former classmates!”



DeForest Colegrove ’58 (COS) worked as a lab technician prior to serving the U.S. Navy in Korea and retired in 1974. He then took a diverse academic path, receiving a B.S. in math, MBA in international trade, and, at age 62, a Ph.D. in humanities. He was a faculty member at the University of Maryland and spent 10 years traveling Belgium, England, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands, teaching undergraduate and graduate business courses at military bases. In June 2007, he and his wife, Ann, left Europe and now reside in Belen, N.M. Bud continues teaching online courses for the University of Maryland. He celebrated his 75th birthday in February 2008.

James Laragy ’58 (GAP) photographed Ms. Louise Brooks, film star from the 1920s and ’30s, while she was living in Rochester writing her memoirs. Many of Jim’s photos, along with a personal letter from Louise thanking him for his work, will be exhibited in Los Angeles this spring.


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Brian Shapiro ’62 (FAA) had more than 150 of his paintings and drawings purchased for the Elizabeth Collection for display at Artisan Works in Rochester. Shapiro was the winner of the 1960 city-wide competition for a scholarship to attend the RIT School of Art and Design.


Gary Micanek ’63 (GAP), following a career in engineering, has become a farmer raising soybeans, wheat and corn in Pike County, Mo. He also is an owner of the family farm in Boyd County, Neb., raising cattle and hay.

Wayne Torkington ’63 (SCB) is vice president at Topologe LLC in Burlington, Mass. Wayne brings more than 25 years experience in commercial business development following successful careers as a principal planner in Massachusetts government and teaching at St. Lawrence and Northeastern universities. He resides in Boston.


David Page ’66 (GAP) was selected by Duke University as representative at the November Inauguration of RIT’s ninth president, Bill Drestler. David is a retired fine arts photographer for Duke University. “The impressive ceremony provides testimony that our university is going to be in fine hands with our new ‘Top Cat.’ ”


John Suter ’67 (GAP) accepted a position called “retirement” in Delaplane, Va. John was employed at Northrop Grumman info tech as director of business development. He writes, “Having worked hard for the past 40 years, it’s time to relax and enjoy life. I’m retiring to my 54-acre farm in the Virginia Piedmont region. I can be reached at By all means, get in touch.”

Howard Worzel ’67 (GAP) writes, “The education that I received from the outstanding faculty at RIT was the primary reason that I had such a successful career with Polaroid. I was able to follow my passion and grow with the rapidly changing technology of imaging during some of the most revolutionary times since the invention of photography. I hope that today’s students appreciate what a special school and place RIT is.”


Gary Brodock ’69 (COS) is a technology consultant at MicroKnowledge in Latham, N.Y. Gary recently was employed at CMA as a software consultant. “Started another part of my career by becoming a trainer at MicroKnowledge,” he writes. “Currently, I am teaching Microsoft Office applications and am enjoying meeting so many new students.”

John J. Dowdell ’69 (GAP) received the Eastman Kodak Gold Medal Award from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) in October. The award recognizes outstanding contributions that lead to new or unique educational programs utilizing motion pictures, television, high-speed and instrumentation photography or other photography sciences. Dowdell, director of imaging technology at Goldcrest Post, New York City, worked with Ken Burns on PBS documentaries including The War and The Civil War as well as on other noted movies.

James Wise ’69 (GAP) writes, “I’m married, two children, six grandchildren and retired from Civil Service with Defense Logistics Agency in Battle Creek, Mich., in 2003 after 33 years. Retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve in 2001 after almost 31 years. Served during Vietnam and in Desert Storm, Desert Fox and Operation Allied Force. Hobbies: computers, Web technology, photography, grandchildren. Own a computer consulting and education business. Substitute teacher in local school district for three years.”


James Langone ’70 (GAP) had his photograph of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site selected by the National Park Service as 1 of 10 included in the Passport To Your National Parks® stamp set. Langone is a professional photographer and educator. In addition to his award-winning photographic illustrations for advertising, Langone is an internationally acclaimed underwater photographer whose works have been published in magazines, textbooks and calendars.

Jon Yerger ’70 (KGCOE) is chairman of Earth Day Southern Tier (EDST), an environmental advocacy not-for-profit organization, and Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments (VINES), a community gardens umbrella organization, both in Binghamton, N.Y.


Thomas Klinkowstein ’71 (GAP) exhibited a large “diagrammatic narrative” about a fictional designer’s day in the year 2030 at the Singapore International Design Festival. In this fictional day, the environment, transportation, objects and people around the designer are embedded with sensors, communication capabilities and intelligence, forming a dense web of interactions and possibilities.

Martin Levy ’71 (KGCOE) is director of operations at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Martin was previously employed at Motorola as manager strategic marketing. He writes: “I’ve been riding Harley’s pretty much my whole life, so I took a part-time job at the world’s largest Harley-Davidson dealership. Somehow, I wound up as director of operations, running five dealerships, riding a lot and having one great time. Now living in South Florida with my partner, Jason.”


Earl Hamil ’71, ’72 (KGCOE) was promoted to project manager at Dominion Resources in Glen Allen, Va. He is responsible for the company’s next two combined cycle gas turbine generating stations. Previously, Earl was a gas turbine project engineer for General Electric in Greenville, S.C.


Jane Chase Wattenberg ’73 (GAP) can be found online at She writes and illustrates children’s books and is living in San Francisco. Look for her reissue of Mrs. Mustard’s Baby Faces, 2007 Chronicle Books, and other titles like Henny-Penny and Never Cry Woof!–all illustrated with photography.


Bryce Boothby ’74 (GAP) has been named president and CCO of Lulu Enterprises, the online marketplace for digital content. Bryce will oversee all finance, engineering and business at as well as Gnack, the Lulu Enterprises company that provides support and services for open media businesses. Boothby most recently served as vice president at Celestica International, an electronics manufacturing company.

Harold Van Horn ’74 (SCB) was named managing director for Entrepreneurial Resources of Florida, a leading provider of CFO, CEO, COO and CMO executives.


Bruce Rubin ’76 (SCB) was promoted to president of Tribe Mediterranean Foods. Bruce is responsible for the overall direction of the company and for expanding Tribe’s products and market throughout North America. During his tenure at Tribe, he has seen hummus consumption grow to $150 million in U.S. sales and its popularity soar throughout North America.


Daniel Comfort ’77 (KGCOE) received certification as an automation professional from the Instruments, Systems and Automation Society in October 2007.


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Sheree Clark ’77, ’78 (SCB) received certification as an associate raw foods chef from the Living Light Culinary Institute, Fort Bragg, Calif. Sheree is managing partner of Sayles Graphic Design in Des Moines, Iowa, and has written several books about design.

Daniel Mills ’78 (FAA) has had work included in a number of exhibitions recently. Solo shows include: American Icons & Morphs at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Dan Mills: Empire at Lynchburg College, Va., and Millersville University, Pa. Recent group shows include What War? at White Box in New York City, Long March: Yan’an Project, Long March Space, Factory 798, Beijing, China; and Misleading Trails, which premiered in Beijing, then traveled to seven universities throughout the U.S.

Mary Schreiner Moore SVP ’76, ’78 (NTID) works for the e-commerce team with W.S. Badcock Furniture Corp., one of the largest retailers in southeast states. She graduated cum laude with a B.A. in organizational management from Warner Southern College in 2004 and has been in the information technology field for more than 29 years. She also serves as president of the board of directors for Central Florida Deaf Services Inc., a nonprofit service organization, and has served with Florida Association for the Deaf in many capacities.


Mary Aukshunas Dong ’77, ’79 (GAP) is the production and distribution director at The Economist in New York City. Mary was recently included in the “Folio: 40–The Most Influential People in the Industry.”

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Collette Fournier ’77, ’79 (GAP) was one of 10 artists whose works were exhibited in Kamoninge, a pioneering photographic collective revealing Hurricane Katrina in all its terror, irony, beauty and humanity. Kamoninge was on display at Calumet Photo, New York City, in November and December 2007.

Peter Moriarty ’79 (GAP) is the author of Lotte Jacobi Photographs, published by David R. Godine, Boston, 2003. Peter is a senior teacher at the Trinity School in New York City.

James Sewell ’77, ’79 (GAP) is a consultant in the printing industry and content coordinator for the 2008 IPA Technical Conference. He also consults in color management, pre media, and digital print, with a focus on hi fi reproduction of photography for major brands and advertisers, using unique paper, ink and coating combinations.

Wayne Shipman ’79 (GAP) is serving as a village trustee in Fairport, N.Y., after unseating an incumbent in recent elections.


Dennis Johnson ’80 (GAP) writes, “After five years of living in Frankfurt, Germany, and shooting travel photos throughout Europe, I returned to Washington, D.C., due to my engagement to a high-powered Wall Street working woman. So, I’ll be moving to New York City soon and will no doubt fall into some interesting photo-related business. It should be exciting.”

Holly VanOrman ’80 (SCB) and Bill Fitzpatrick were married on Oct. 14, 2007, in Look Park, Northampton, Mass. They currently reside in Erving, Mass. Lynette Simon Khirallah ’81 (CAST), Holly’s college roommate, was one of the bridesmaids.


James Bossert ’81 (CCE) is SVP business continuity manager at Bank of America in Charlotte, N.C. He writes, “In this position, I will use my Six Sigma skills to implement enterprise-wide business continuity plans.”

Raymond Kovachik SVP ’77 (NTID), ’81 (CAST) recently received his professional engineers’ licenses in New York and Virginia and is working as a structural engineer on domestic and international projects for military and federal government buildings.

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John Passanante ’81 (SCB) is an actor in New York City. John writes, “I’m looking for any RIT film people in NYC that could take head shots and give referrals.” To contact John, visit the Alumni Online Community at


Anne Fitzsimons-Ryan ’82 (COLA) is CEO at Ryan Taylor and Harriman Brokerage in Raleigh, N.C.

Rosemary Mall ’82 (SCB) was promoted to vice president of Worldwide Localization and Program Management, PSEB Engineering Division of Autodesk Inc.

William Siskar ’82 (KGCOE) is general manager at Refcon in Norwood, N.J.


Mary Newell Depalma ’81, ’83 (FAA) writes, “I have written and illustrated my third children’s picture book. The Nutcracker Doll tells the story of an eight year old who performs in the Boston Ballet. The book is based on the real life experience of my daughter, Kepley, who is now a junior in college. The Nutcracker Doll is published by Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic. Visit for more information.”


William Abraham ’84 (CAST) is senior project engineer at Liebert/Emerson Network Power in Columbus, Ohio.

Andrew Reynolds ’82, ’84 (CAST) was recently promoted to senior principle engineer with Protocol Services Division of Actel Corp., where he has worked for more than 18 years.

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Mark Schutzman ’84 (SCB) was recently named the U.S. practice leader for the newly established Tax Function Effectiveness consulting practice at Pricewaterhouse -Coopers. He was also named to lead the formation of the company’s Global Centre for Tax Technology.


Alex Bruski ’85 (GAP) retired in July of 2007. He is moving to Gillette, Wyo.

Stephen Lasalle ’85 (SCB) has joined Lifetime Health Medical Group as vice president of finance for the Buffalo and Rochester regions. He previously served as vice president for financial programs and quality management at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. LaSalle has served on the School of Management Advisory Board for Nazareth College since 2005. He resides in Fairport, N.Y.


Karen Grout Byrne ’86 (CAST) is senior project manager at Schering-Plough Consumer Healthcare in Summit, N.J. Karen previously was employed at Unilever Cosmetics International as vice president, program management.

Raymond Caruso ’86 (CAST) and wife, Heather, announce the birth of a son, Raffaele Leon, on July 2, 2007, in Boulder, Colo. Raymond is director, advanced development at Vericept in Denver. He previously Raymond director of engineering at Netvion Inc.

Keith Dobuler ’86 (GAP) was promoted to photographic services manager at the Fairfax (Va.) County Police Department. He is responsible for forensic, public relations and special event photography and is involved with the research and purchase of equipment for a new digital imaging lab and photography studio scheduled to open in the summer of 2008.

John Fronius ’86 (CAST) is director of support knowledge systems at Mentor Graphics Corp. in Portland, Ore.

Jane Klein Conklin ’84, ’86 (SCB) and husband, David, announce the birth of a son, Zachary Logan Conklin, on July 31, 2007, in Hamilton, N.J. The Conklins also have a three-year-old son, J.J.


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Robert Pandorf ’87 (FAA) is the lead industrial designer for Robern, a division of Kohler Co. His products have been featured in several art and design magazines. Robern’s M Series Night Light was awarded “Most Innovative” by Kitchen and Bath Business magazine and Interior Design’s Best of Year Product Design Roscoe merit award in 2006. Pandorf leads a team of designers and product developers that produce contemporary bath cabinetry and lighting displayed at a variety of North American showrooms. Bob’s e-mail address is


Jeffrey Carlson ’88 (KGCOE) is a senior project manager with Alcatel-Lucent in the areas of manu-facturing strategy and export control. He is based in Oklahoma City.


Joseph Burke ’89 (FAA) is brand director in creative marketing at The Disney Store, North America, in Pasadena, Calif.

Douglas Kenney ’89 (FAA) won the best-of-show award in the annual ‘Commitment to Excellence’ art competition at the Academy Art Center at Linekona School in Honolulu, sponsored by the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce. Kenney creates abstract ceramic pieces.

Matthew Wickham ’89 (KGCOE) is senior scientist/engineer at PRA/Raytheon in Arlington, Va.


Cindy Dunne ’85 (CCE), ’90 (SCB) relocated to High Point, N.C., after retiring from Eastman Kodak Co. as an IT and data specialist. She has become a certified floral designer and is exploring the field of freelance writing/editing.

Glenn Ferguson ’90 (CAST) accepted a position at Bayer HealthCare LLC in Myerstown, Pa., as packaging technology specialist.

Robert Tamulis ’90 (GAP) is president of Single Volunteers Boston (SVB), a non-profit organization with more than 2,400 members that promotes volunteer activities among singles in the greater Boston area. In 2006, SVB performed more than 6,000 hours of service.


Paul Finkelstein ’91 (GAP) completed 1,000 Santa photos for the Downtown Marketing Cooperative in Delray Beach, Fla. The photos can be seen at Click “view event photos,” then select Santa event then password=sc.

David Gianna ’91 (GAP), ’91 (CAST) and wife, Denise, adopted a daughter, Ava Maria, born on Dec. 8, 2006. She came from Guatemala to her new home at the age of 10 months. Her first stop in the U.S. was DisneyWorld! She joins her brother, Anthony, 6 years old, who is also from Guatemala.


Christian Cox ’92 (GAP) and wife, Angela, announce the birth of a son, Joseph Christian, on Oct. 17, 2007, in Syracuse, N.Y.

Amy Johnson ’92 (FAA) received Six Sigma Black Belt certification and is employed as a full time black belt for the Consumer Products Division of Graphic Packaging International.

Terry Myers ’92 (GAP) was promoted to customer care supervisor at RR Donnelley in Jefferson City, Mo. The Jefferson City division produces about 60 million books a year. Approximately 45 percent of all the four-color case-bound textbooks in the United States are produced at the Jefferson City facility.


Andrew Levy ’90, ’93 (CAST) received the 2007 Citizen Corps Leader of the Year, presented by the DHS/FEMA Community Preparedness Director and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

Alexander Saenger ’93 (COS) writes, “BakerB Solutions ( is flourishing in the real estate marketing and photography realm. In 2006, we introduced Interactive Virtual Tours as part of our product and service offerings. Today that aspect of the business is generating 80 percent of annual revenues.” For more information, call Baker at 301-424-8272 or send e-mail to


Andrew Dawson ’94 (SCB) and Jerry Prewitt are Innkeepers/Owners of the 1848 Island Manor House, a bed-and-breakfast inn on Chincoteague Island, Va. For more information, see

Sharon Grady Finlayson ’94 (SCB) and husband, James, announce the birth of a son, Michael, on Aug. 21, 2007, in Buffalo. They have an older daughter, Anne.

Julie Heuer ’94 (CAST) and husband, Justin, announce the birth of a son, Landon Oakley, on Sept. 16, 2007, in Melbourne, Fla.

Janice Lynn McMorris ’94 (CAST) and Jeff Cifelli were married Sept. 22, 2007, in Batavia, N.Y. They currently reside in LeRoy, N.Y.

John Woolever ’69 (COS), Susan Rhoda ’83 (SCB), and Tina Thornton ’95 (SCB) were in attendance. Janice and Jeff honeymooned in the Adirondacks, staying the last night at the Mirror Lake Inn where Janice did her co-op experience in 1992.

Christy Wasserman ’94 (CIAS) is business software analyst at the Arizona Department of Education in Phoenix.


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Michelle Guzdek ’95 (KGCOE) and Sherman Seelinger were married on June 30, 2007, in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Their daugter, Sierra, was the flower girl. They spent their honeymoon in Oahu and Maui. They reside in San Jose, Calif., where Michelle is a reliability manager with KLA-Tencor. Sherman is a design engineer for Solyndra in Fremont, Calif.

Glen Ketchian ’94, ’95 (CIAS) and wife, Tamara, announce the birth of a daughter, Avery Rose, on Nov. 16, 2007, in New Haven, Conn. Avery joins her two brothers, Aidan and Lucas.

Jeff Ziskowski ’95 (SCB) writes, “I have recently traveled to my 25th country. This love for international travel began after participating in the College of Business study abroad program with Sheffield Hallam University in England. I have also opened All Service Concierge (, a Boston-based personal assistance service.”


Frank Casilio ’96,’98 (KGCOE) and Sarah Casilio announce the birth of a son, Francesco Leonello, on Feb. 1, 2007 in Austin, Texas.


Brandon Boutelle ’97 (COLA) is deputy public defender of Essex (N.Y.) County. He previously served four years on active duty with the U.S. Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). As a current member of the Navy Reserve JAG Corps, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander.

Kristine Krush ’97 (NTID) and husband, Tim, announce the birth of a son, Austin Elijah Krush, on Jan. 25, 2007 in Binghamton, N.Y. Austin joins Hayley, 5 years old, and Brodie, 11 months. The Krush family lives in Vestal, N.Y.


Robin Fogerty ’98 (CAST) is Internet production editor at Telelogic in Andover, Mass. She previously was a contractor with BAE Systems.

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Marci Fingeret ’98 (CIAS) and Eric Heitner were married Sept. 15, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nev. They currently reside in Orlando, Fla. The ceremony was attended by William Barnhart ’97 (COLA) and other friends and family. They honeymooned on a Caribbean Cruise in December 2007.

Robert Gorman ’98 (SCB) is director of quality assurance at Renal Solutions in Warrendale, Pa.

Kevin Porter ’98 (CIAS) is programmer/analyst at Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) in Morrisville, N.C.

Elana Zimmerman ’98 (COS) and husband, Scott Zimmerman ’00 (CAST), announce the birth of a daughter, Danielle Aliyah., on Aug. 26, 2007, in Austin, Texas.


Jason Adlowitz ’99 (CIAS) is art director at CL!X Portrait Studios in Rochester. Jason was employed at Eagle Productivity Solutions as senior graphic designer. He and his wife, Diana, announce the birth of a son, Bailey Quinn, on Sept. 27, 2007.

Kory Ahlstrom’99 (SCB) and wife, Dana, announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Katherine, on July 2, 2007, in Oralndo, Fla. She joins big brothers Peyton and Alexander.

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Jennifer Lindstrom ’99 (CAST) and Peter Neary were married on Oct. 6, 2007, in Fort Worth, Texas, at The Renaissance Worthington Hotel. They honeymooned in The Cayman Islands and currently reside in North Richland Hills, Texas. Alison Osterberg ’98 (CAST) and

Amanda Reynolds ’00 (CIAS) were bridesmaids.

Marci Norton ’99 (KGCOE) and husband, Sean Norton ’99 (KGCOE), announce the birth of a daughter, Sara Elizabeth-Ann, on April 9, 2006, in New Haven, Conn.

Andrew Pratt’99 (CIAS) and Sarah Coombs were married on Sept. 8, 2007, in Livingston, N.Y. They reside in New York City. The groomsmen included Scott Gursky ’98, ’99 (CIAS), best man; Davin Kuntze ’00 (CAST); and Nathan Sherman ’00 (CIAS). Andy is creative director at Funny Garbage in NYC. He also runs his own greeting card company. Find out more at


Jason Donati ’00 (CIAS) published his first book, Exploring Digital Cinematography, with Cengage Delmar Learning in September of 2007.

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Robert Drew ’00 (KGCOE) and Alice Barry ’04 (CIAS) were married on Oct. 7, 2006, at Grace Baptist Church in Brockport, N.Y. The evening reception took place at the historic Hillside Inn Mansion in Wyoming, N.Y. Robert is an electrical engineer at Zeller Corp. in Rochester. Alice is an assistant professor of art at Roberts Wesleyan College. The couple lives in Rochester, and will be honeymooning in Paris and London this spring.

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David Emerich ’00 (CAST) is an associate at Clough Harbour & Associates LLP in Albany, N.Y.

Heidi Felix ’00 (COS) has been accepted as full-time faculty at Chatham University’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies program in Pittsburgh.

Douglas Fetterman ’00 (COS) and wife, Jessica Bishop Fetterman ’01 (COS) announce the birth of a daughter, Elyse Catherine, on Oct. 23, 2007, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Doug is completing his residency in anesthesiology and Jessica is a physician assistant.

Steven Lindsay ’97, ’00 (CAST) was promoted to system architect and developer at Sony Ericsson in the Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, N.C.

Jodi Sirine ’00 (NTID) was married to Phillip T. McCoy on Sept. 18, 2004, in Virginia Beach, Va. She is currently working as a CAD technician for John E. Sirine and Associates LTD.

Tad Moon ’00 (KGCOE) is senior electrical engineer at We Energies in Milwaukee, Wis.

Raymond Nelson ’96, ’00 (KGCOE) is project engineer at B/E Aerospace in Winston-Salem, N.C.


Michael Attebery ’01 (CIAS) and Stephanie Esmond ’01(CIAS), ’01 (SCB) were married on Oct. 13, 2007, in Seattle, Wash., where they currently reside.

Daniel Cavanagh ’01 (KGCOE) was inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society on Oct. 27, 2007. Daniel expects to complete his masters degree in engineering management from Old Dominion University in May 2008.

Amanda Curry ’01 (KGCOE) received an MBA from the University of Southern California in May 2007. She was promoted to high lift product engineer at Moog Inc. and has taken a one-year assignment in Moog’s facility in Baguio City, Philippines.

John Lagonigro ’01 (CAST) is lead multimedia developer at Cisco Systems in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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Keziah Lain ’01 (SCB) and Ryan Collier were married on Oct. 7, 2007, at her family farm in Westtown, N.Y. Keziah and Ryan spent their honeymoon in French Polynesia. They are living in Fairport, N.Y.

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Gavin Pratt ’01 (SCB) was appointed vice president of the Marsh Inc. Buffalo office on May 22, 2007. Marsh Inc. is a leading risk and insurance services firm.

Nikhil Shah ’01 (CAST) is manager of enterprise information technology at Cardinal Health in Dublin, Ohio.

Matthew Sudol ’01 (SCB) is assistant vice president, marketing, at New York City Economic Development Corp. Matthew previously was client services manager at Jack Morton Worldwide.

Andrew Warycka ’01 (CIAS) is a photographer at Gerardy Photography in Escondido, Calif. He was previously a recruiter at Pinpoint Resource Group.


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Sean Harrington ’02 (CAST) and Nicolle Gray ’02 (COS) were married on Nov. 4, 2006, in Westbury, N.Y. They reside in Maplewood, N.J.

Paul Kieper ’02 (GCCIS) is a systems engineer at Edelman Public Relations in New York City.

Adam Platzer ’01, ’02 (SCB) is associate director of Reunions and Affinity Groups at RIT. He was recently inducted into the Geneva Sports Hall of Fame.

Jeremy Smith ’02 (GCCIS) turned a fantasy football hobby into a career. Jeremy has built and sold several fantasy software products, as well as creating a high-stake league called “World Championship of Fantasy Football.” Jeremy is currently in contract with Bodog to work on

Mark Vogt ’02 (CIAS) and wife, Kari, announce the birth of a son, Grady Samuel, on July 31, 2006, in Yale New Haven Hospital. Mark was promoted to director, marketing management for print and fulfillment at Prudential Financial Inc. in Shelton, Conn.


Kimberly Hemmer ’03 (COLA) and Timothy Bonarski ’04 (CAST) were married on Nov. 11, 2007, in Morris Plains, N.J. Bridesmaids included Dawn Salvatore ’06 (KGCOE) and Katie Stohler ’03 (CAST). Groomsmen included Brendan Rowe ’03 (COLA) and Russ McNear ’04 (CAST). Sean Buckley ’03 (COLA) and Scott Messare ’05 (CIAS) were also in the military sword arch. The couple honeymooned at the Sandals Antigua Resort and Spa.

Melinda Class ’03 (COLA) and husband, Clipson Class ’01 (CAST), announce the birth of a daughter, Bronwyn Ava, on April 27, 2007, in Rochester. They reside in Savannah, Ga.

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Robert Horn ’03 (COLA) and Victoria Roberts were married on May 2, 2007, in Ponce Inlet, Fla.

Tara Parekh ’03 (CIAS) published a book, Oatland Island: Photographs and History. The book is available on Take a look at


Troy Bridges ’04 (SCB) is senior internal auditor at GateHouse Media Inc. in Fairport, N.Y. Troy previously was employed at Deloitte & Touche as in-charge accountant.

Sarah Calvin ’04 (CIAS) and Jason Kelly ’05 (CIAS) were married on Dec. 8, 2007, in Lexington, S.C. They currently reside in Charlotte, N.C.

Erin Hannan ’04 (SCB) and Daniel Clapp were married on Oct. 27, 2007, at St. Monica Catholic Church in Indianapolis. Bridesmaids included Jillian Patterson ’04 (CIAS) and Meghan Godfrey. After the wedding, the couple spent a week in St. Maarten. They reside in Avon, Ind. Erin is a staff accountant at ATA Airlines Inc. in Indianapolis.

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Toccarra Murphy ’04 (CIAS) and Erik Dolatowski ’02 (KGCOE) were married on Oct. 13, 2007, in Annapolis, Md. Thomas Pomerico ’02 (COS) was a groomsman in the wedding. Among the guests were Kathy Mast ’04 (CIAS) and Emily Antoine ’05 (CIAS).

James Dowdle ’04 (COS) is starting his second year of a Ph.D. program in cancer biology at the Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in New York City.

Kevin Foster ’04 (GCCIS) and Patricia Husted were married on Oct. 21, 2007, in York, Maine, where they currently reside. Joining in the celebration were RIT Brick City Singers alumni David Campbell ’04 (GCCIS), Nathan Gardner ’04 (COS), Jon Byrd ’06 (GCCIS), Tom Guzewich ’06 (GCCIS), Regan Messenger ’06 (GCCIS) and Brian Tepfenhart ’06 (CIAS). Other guests included Molly Loar ’04 (CIAS), Jeremiah Brazeau ’04 (GCCIS), Elizabeth Fehrmann ’08 (KGCOE), and Dereck Padden ’07 (KGCOE). Kevin is server administrator at York Hospital.

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Ingrid Chesnick ’04 (COS) and Andrew Graves ’04 (COS) were married on July 7, 2007, at Emerson Point in St. Michaels, Md. They currently reside in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Many RIT alumni were present for the ceremony and several were in the bridal party, including bridesmaid Amy Cooper Niggel ’04 (COS); best man Daniel Graves, a KGCOE student; groomsmen Ryan Chafin ’04 (COS) and

Robert Hernandez ’05 (COLA). Following the ceremony, the couple enjoyed a two-week honeymoon cruise to Bermuda and the eastern Caribbean.

Scott Kanzelmeyer ’04 (GCCIS) was promoted to systems engineer at Boeing Corp., Seal Beach, Calif., in September 2007 and awarded the Quality First Award in October 2007.

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Amanda Keller ’04 (COS) and Erik Finbar were married on Oct. 27, 2007, in Hamburg, N.Y. They currently reside in West Seneca, N.Y. Bridesmaids included Kristen Kane Manchester ’04 (COS) and Maria Orsino ’04 (COS). Also in attendance were Joel Manchester ’05 (SCB), Jeremy Whitbeck ’04 (COLA), James Dowdle ’04 (COS), and Eric Dahlstrom ’03 (COS). After the wedding, the couple enjoyed a honeymoon in Curacao.

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Lisbeth Troy ’04 (COS) and William Murphy ’05 (KGCOE) were married on Aug. 4, 2007, in Bedford, N.H. They currently reside in Rochester. The couple met while playing rugby at RIT. Chrissy Nisun ’07 (CAST) was the maid of honor. Travis Rodgers ’05 (KGCOE) was the best man. Christina Witkowski ’07 (COS) and Catherine Wilson ’05 (COS) were bridesmaids. Jay Barczykowski ’05 (KGCOE), Jim Milks ’05 (KGCOE) and Jamie Berg ’05 (KGCOE) were groomsmen. The bride is currently finishing her last year of medical school at the University of Rochester and plans to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology. The groom works for D3 Engineering in Rochester.

Amy Niggel ’04 (COS) and husband, Michael Niggel ’03 (CIAS), announce the birth of a son, James Vincent, on Sept. 17, 2007.

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Daniel Shvimer ’04 (GCCIS) and Jessica Kumm, Esq., were married on Oct. 7, 2007, in Lewiston, N.Y., at the Niagara Falls Country Club. They currently reside in New York City. Alumni in attendance included groomsmen Steven Coad ’06 (GCCIS) and JamesAbbondanza ’97 (CIAS), with Sasha Strickland ’04 (GCCIS) serving as an usher. The couple honeymooned in Puerto Rico.

Evelyn Sizemore ’04 (CIAS) is graphic designer at Sabre-Technologies Inc. in Savannah, Ga. Evelyn was previously employed at Carnegie Hall Inc. as database coordinator/graphic designer.

Michael Untiet ’04 (COS) graduated with a juris doctorate degree in May 2007 from the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, N.H. In the fall of 2007, he passed the bar exams for the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts and has been admitted to both the New Hampshire State Bar and Massachusetts State Bar. In October 2007, he accepted a position with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a contracts associate in the Commercial Clinical Trials Contracting Group.


Joshua Bates ’05 (KGCOE) and Courtney Slover were married on Aug. 25, 2007, in Verona, N.Y. They currently reside in Rochester.

Robert Magnant ’05 (KGCOE) was a groomsman and Jacob Johnson ’06 (KGCOE) was in attendance at the wedding.

Michelle Lipchick ’05 (GCCIS) received her masters degree from Canisius College in May 2007. Michelle writes “I moved into a career in higher education because I was so inspired by my experiences at RIT.”

Kasie Strong ’05 (CAST) and Ryan Fairbarn were married on Aug. 4, 2007, in Groton, Mass. They currently reside in Dallas, Texas. RIT alumni who attended the ceremony include Julie Romans ’06 (CAST), Chelsea Johnson ’06 (CIAS), Jared Conlon ’05 (COLA),

Tristan Fairbarn ’07 (CAST), Colleen Baude ’03 (CAST), Sam Boscia ’06 (CIAS), and Kraig Strong ’08 (CAST).

Amanda Montgomery ’05 (COLA) earned a master of science degree in labor studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Yi Wang ’05 (SCB) is director of financial analysis at MayfieldGentry Realty Advisors LLC in Detroit, Mich., one of the fastest-growing real estate investment managers in the country. In his new position, Wang is responsible for the financial analysis of the firm’s acquisitions and dispositions as well as macro-economic trend assessment and forecasting.


Donald Case ’06 (CAST) was selected to fill the role of awards and honors chair for the Academics Practice Specialty of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). Don is employed as a safety engineer at the Cattaraugus/Allegany BOCES in Olean, N.Y., and is a certified safety professional and certified hazardous materials manager.

Patrick Desiato ’06 (SCB) is a technical consultant at CGI in Cleveland, Ohio. CGI is a global organization specializing in information technology outsourcing. Patrick works in CGI’s Healthcare Division, designing and deploying custom software for hospitals.

Cameron Jones ’06 (CAST), ’06 (CIAS) is print production manager at Deutsch Inc. in New York City. Cameron previously was employed at Interbrand as implementation services manager.

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Caitlin Glegg ’06 (CAST) and Andrew Pionessa ’06 (KGCOE) were married on April 28, 2007, in Rochester. Three of Andrew’s Sigma Alpha Mu brothers were groomsmen. The wedding was attended by many RIT alumni, students, and staff. Andrew is a mechanical engineer with Dresser Rand in Painted Post, N.Y. Caitlin works for a financial planner in Brighton, N.Y. They reside in Dansville, N.Y.

Nicholas Rogers ’06 (SCB) works as a senior research administrator for Sponsored Research Services at RIT. He was selected to participate in the RIT Partners in Pluralism program, where he will serve as a coach. Additionally, Nick serves on the RIT Senior Year Experience Committee through the RIT Leadership Institute and Community Service Center. Nick performed the Star Spangled Banner and the RIT Alma Mater for the RIT Staff Award Recognition Ceremony on Oct. 17, 2007.

Kimberlee Youngs ’06 (SCB) is an auditor at Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester. She writes, “This job will require heavy travel both internationally and domestically, which is very exciting.”


Joseph Baliva ’07 (SCB) is
president/CEO of SenSee Technologies Inc. (

Kristen Bourassa ’07 (CIAS) is working as a freelancer in any area of design/art/photo. She can be contacted at

Ashley Waltz ’05 (CIAS), ’07 (SCB) and Joseph Walker were married on Nov. 24, 2007, at Faith Temple Church in Rochester. Alumni attending include Joelle Tannenbaum ’05 (CIAS), Molly Miles ’06 (GCCIS), Miranda Johnson ’05 (CIAS), Christine Wong ’06 (GCCIS), Heather Andersen ’07 (SCB), Jannette Hanna ’05 (CIAS), and Kristen Kruse Hanna ’03 (COLA). The couple honeymooned in Jamaica. Ashley is the marketing communications coordinator at the Printing Industry Center at RIT.

In Memoriam

Carl E. Dentler ’34 (KGCOE)
May 2007
Chester H. Odorczyk ’40 (CCE)
March 2007
Clarence H. Judson ’44 (SCB) Oct. 2, 2007
Thomas Lotta ’50 (FAA) Dec. 17, 2007
Leo F. Schwind ’50 (KGCOE) Dec. 10, 2007
Arthur W. Hinman ’51 (CCE) Dec. 16, 2007
Marilyn B. Mills ’54 (SCB) Dec. 20, 2007
Seymour Wildhorn ’58 (GAP) Oct. 13, 2007
Richard P. Kahane ’66 (KGCOE) Sept. 5, 2007
Karl Sperber ’68 (KGCOE) Dec. 11, 2007
John F. Kernan ’70 (CCE) Dec. 18, 2007
Woodford J. Gross ’71 (NTID) Sept. 7, 2007
James C. Gnage ’71, ’72 (KGCOE) Aug. 9, 2007
Robert W. Stull ’73 (KGCOE) Dec. 21, 2007
Katrina Evringham ’77 (NTID) Sept. 19, 2007
James Kordziel ’78 (SCB) Nov. 11, 2007
Chungtung Tony Lam ’78 (CAST) Dec. 25, 2007
Beverly Jean Coffrey ’80 (COLA) March 3, 2003
Joyce A. Walsh ’80 (CCE) May 3, 2003
Ellen Yat-Ling Chan ’85 (CAST) July 2007
Diane E. Blazy ’91 (GAP) Oct. 2007
James Robert Marventano ’93 (CAST) Sept.17, 2007
Jeffrey Owen Jones ’97 (CAST) Nov. 11, 2007
Rosa Guida ’05 (COS) Jan. 25, 2008