honors 10 alumni for exceptional achievements
RITs first Volunteer
of the Year was named during the annual ceremony honoring the
Outstanding and Distinguished Alumni during the Brick City Festival/Alumni
Alumni Award recipients are, from left, Paul Melnychuck '84,
Anthony Amorese '48, Daniel Bader '87, Brian Hall '78, Susan
Wolf-Downes '71, Michael Dugan '78, Julianne Klie '89, Bernard
Boston '55, Kenneth Reed '71, and Robert Craig Jr. '93.
Kenneth J. Reed
71 (College of Science) became the first recipient of
the award for outstanding volunteer service. Daniel J. Bader
87 (College of Business) was honored as RITs Outstanding
Alumnus for 2003. The Distinguished Alumni, one for each of RITs
eight colleges, are: Julianne Klie 89, B. Thomas
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences; Michael
T. Dugan 78, College of Applied Science and Technology;
Brian H. Hall 78, College of Business; Bernard
N. Boston 55, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences;
Robert E. Craig Jr. 76, 93, College of Liberal
Arts; Paul W. Melnychuck 84, College of Science;
Anthony J. Amorese 48, Kate Gleason College of Engineering;
Susan J. Wolf-Downes 71, National Technical Institute
for the Deaf.
is a research associate in the Emulsion Technology Division of
the Research Laboratories, Eastman Kodak Company. In 2000, he
received the Distinguished Alumni Award from RITs College
of Science and currently serves as chair of the RIT Alumni Network
Board of Directors. Hes also an RIT trustee.
Daniel J. Bader
is president of the Helen Bader Foundation. A Milwaukee native,
Bader is the chair of the Greater Milwaukee Committee and is active
in numerous philanthropic and educational organizations. An RIT
trustee, Bader is chairman of Granite Microsystems Inc. and a
director of Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals.
is president and CEO of Veritor Executive Advisors, a Rochester
consulting company. She is co-founder of Digital Rochester, an
association of more than 3,000 technology professionals, and also
of SpringBoard Rochester, an association providing seminars and
coaching for businesses.
Michael T. Dugan
is president and chief operating officer of Echostar Communications
Corp., a provider of direct broadcast satellite TV equipment and
services to customers worldwide. Previously, Dugan was vice president
of engineering for Tandon Corp., as well as director of product
marketing and director of engineering. He worked at Xerox Corp.
for 15 years.
Brian H. Hall
is president and CEO of Thomson Legal & Regulatory, a division
of The Thomson Corp. Thomson Legal & Regulatory provides services
to legal, tax, accounting, intellectual property, compliance and
business professionals around the world. He serves on the boards
of many civic organizations, including the RIT Board of Trustees.
Bernard N. Boston
worked in the Washington, D.C., area for most of his career as
a photojournalist and retired from Washington bureau of The
Los Angeles Times in 1993. In 2000, he and his wife, Peggy,
purchased the Bryce Mountain Courier in Virginias
Shenandoah Valley. Among many honors, Boston received the National
Press Photographers Association Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award,
the organizations highest honor, in 1993.
Robert E. Craig
Jr., director of RITs campus safety department for three
years, is a veteran of the Rochester Police Department. Among
many awards, Craig is especially proud of being the first recipient
of the RPDs Community Service Award, presented on his retirement.
He received his M.S. in RITs career and human resource development
Paul W. Melnychuck
is producer and president of Too Far Music in Woodside, Calif.,
and works with his wife, Karen, at Minds On Hold, a music production,
record label and design firm. Melnychuck, who earned a B.S. in
chemistry and an M.S. in imaging science at RIT, holds seven patents
in the area of digital signal processing.
Anthony J. Amorese
worked in engineering and management positions at a number of
companies including Rittenhouse Co. Inc., Emerson Electric Co.
and Universal Machinery Corp. In 1978 he acquired Redie Laundry
and Cleaners Inc., a commercial firm that he expanded from 15
to 150 workers before selling the company and retiring in 1991.
Susan J. Wolf-Downes
is executive director of the Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Services Inc. in Concord, N.H. She is a member of the board of
trustees for New England Homes for the Deaf in Danvers, Mass.,
and chairs the administrative board of Our Deaf Sisters
Center, a domestic violence/sexual assault advocacy group in Boston.