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RIT?s 2004 award winners are, from left: Alfred L. Davis, Kevin P. Gavagan ?79, Allen G. Casey ?73, Gary W. Behm ?81, Kenneth A. Reek ?79, Margaret M. Reek ?81, Thomas E. Moran ?80, Michael P. Morley ?69, Keith W. Shugerts ?95, and Lee D. Green ?74.

RIT honors alums for extraordinary accomplishments

Michael P. Morley ’69 (business administration) is RIT’s Outstanding Alumnus for 2004 and Alfred L. Davis is Volunteer of the Year. They were honored at the annual awards banquet Oct. 22 during Brick City Festival. Nine others were named Distinguished Alumni by RIT’s eight colleges.

Morley, who retired in June as chief administrative officer and executive vice president, Eastman Kodak Company, is a member of the RIT Board of Trustees and serves on the board of governors of the Al Sigl Center. He chairs the board of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). Morley began his career at Kodak in 1964.

Davis joined the RIT faculty in 1938 after receiving a master’s degree from Syracuse University. He served as associate director of the evening division, director of public relations, vice president for development and public relations, administrative secretary of the board of trustees and vice president of RIT. He became vice president emeritus in 1986, and continues his long association with the university in a variety of capacities.

The 2004 Distinguished Alumni are:
Kevin P. Gavagan ’79 (MBA), College of Business. Gavagan, president of QCI Asset Management since 1992, began his career in finance at Lincoln First Bank and worked in the investment offices at Cornell University and the University of Rochester. He received the designation of chartered financial analyst in 1982, and joined QCI in 1988.

Keith W. Shugerts ’95 (hotel and resort management), College of Applied Science and Technology. Over the past 16 years, Shugerts has pursued his career with The Harley Hotel of Pittsburgh, Walt Disney World, Wegmans Food Markets and Essex Partners Inc., where he currently is vice president of development and purchasing.

Lee D. Green ’74 (MFA, art and design), College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. As director of corporate identity and design for IBM Corp., Green has responsibility for the company’s worldwide product industrial design, identity programs, graphics, packaging and Internet design. He has published numerous articles on design and identity topics and has taught design courses and lectured at Stanford University, Harvard, MIT and RIT.

Allen G. Casey ’73 (electrical engineering), Kate Gleason College of Engineering. Casey is president of M/E Engineering, P.C., a Rochester company he co-founded in 1991. The company in 2002 was named to Inc. magazine’s Inner City 100 list of the country’s most successful private companies located in urban centers, and in both 2000 and 2001 made Zweig White & Associate’s “Hot Firms” list of the 100 fastest-growing architectural, engineering and planning firms in the U.S.

Thomas E. Moran ’80 (criminal justice), College of Liberal Arts. A former police officer and deputy sheriff, Moran received a juris doctor degree from Syracuse University and in 1986 founded a general practice law firm, Moran and Lawrence, in Livonia, N.Y. He has served as Livingston County District Attorney since 1993.

Stephen A. Jamison ’72 (physics), College of Science. Jamison is vice president and general manager of the infrared imaging systems business area for the Information & Electronic Warfare Systems unit of BAE SYSTEMS. Jamison joined the Lexington group in 1985. He holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in physics from Brown University.

Kenneth A. Reek ’79 (M.S., computer science) and Margaret M. Reek ’81 (M.S., computer science), B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. Both of the Reeks are retired professors from the GCCIS computer science department, and both have been honored with Eisenhart Awards for Outstanding Teaching. Kenneth Reek has worked as a consultant for local companies and has a number of publications to his credit, including the textbook Pointers on C. Margaret Reek has received National Science Foundation grants for curriculum development and has been active in the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education, a professional organization.

Gary W. Behm ’81 (electrical engineering technology), National Technical Institute for the Deaf. An advisory engineer with 23 years of experience with IBM Corp., Behm currently manages and coordinates technical team members, internal and external customers involved with the Advanced Process Control and Real-time Data Management System.