Features

On Campus

Letters

FYI

RIT Works!

Parent PrioRITies

Alumni

From the Archives

President's Message

Credits



Past Issues

Search


 
RIT Home Search Index Directories Info-Center  

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
COB 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”

1947

Gordon “Mickey” Fagan ’47 (GAP) of Hamburg, N.Y., has been accepted for membership in the Coast Guard Art Program. Fagan is a professional member of the International Society of Marine Painters, director of public relations of the Centennial Art Center of Hamburg Inc., and a member of the Arts Guild of Old Forge (N.Y.) Inc. Fagan’s paintings can be viewed online at www.geocities.com/marineartmickey.


1956
Richard Zakia ’56 (GAP) has co-authored a new book with Glenn Rand of Brooks Institute, Teaching Photography. He is also completing a third edition of his book Perception and Imaging, which will be published in 2007.


1965
John Thompson ’65 (GAP) retired in 2004 after 39 years in the field of art, photography and computer graphics.


1962
Burt Salk ’62 (GAP) writes, “Having retired April 15, 2005 and starting a new life with my wife, Linda (of 42 years), I am enjoying every moment in Florida. Best wishes and regards to all my friends at RIT!”

1966
Stephen Cooper ’66 (GAP) writes, “We are in video production of Syd Koff-Bensonhurst’s One-Girl Track Team, a women’s sports documentary about the first Jewish-American woman international track and field athlete, 1932–1940. Currently shooting a New York City street scene, a reenactment from 1922, with 35 people and 16 speaking roles.”

David Page ’66 (GAP) retired as the fine arts photographer from Duke University, Durham, N.C.

Wallace Stuart ’66 (GAP)
writes, “In December 2005, I joined the ranks of the retired after working 37 years at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, N.H., as manager, media services, and more recently as an information technologist doing Macintosh desktop support.”


1967 40th Reunion–2007
David Kelch ’67 (GAP) is the owner of Kelch Imaging LLC, Waynesville, Ohio.

Bruce Miller ’67 (GAP) works in sales at Mid-American Printing Systems Inc., Chicago.


1968
Warren Bacon ’68 (COB) writes, “Scout, Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Club; educator, teaching family and consumer science at Merton Williams Middle School, Hilton, N.Y.; tableside chef at The Lumberyard Grille in Canandaigua, N.Y.”

Barry Goldfarb ’68 (COB) is a professor at Monroe Community College, Rochester.

Paul Oliver ’68 (COB) is president of Oliver, Ross & Associates, Richmond, Va.


1969
Merton Horne ’69 (KGCOE) writes, “I presented a paper, ‘Air Force Highly Integrated Photonics (HIP) Program’ at the Defense & Security SPIE Conference in Orlando on April 20, 2006. The full paper will be published in the conference journal. Described were the efforts to integrate all of the optical components required to serve as a bus coupler in an all-optical data communication network.”


1971
David Bewley ’71 (GAP) is owner of InCamera Studio, Bowling Green, Ohio. InCamera serves northwest Ohio in commercial photography.

Randolph Lyon ’71 (GAP) is a licensed real estate consultant at Lakewood Ranch Realty Co., Lakewood Ranch, Fla. He writes: “Married for 32 years. Living in Sarasota, Fla., for the last five years. The Lyon Team, Randy and Pat, enjoy their residential real estate practice. Son Chris is an economist and daughter Kelly, a lawyer. Interests are our new granddaughter and worldwide travel.”

Martin Levy ’71 (KGCOE) is an information technology manager for Harley-Davidson, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


1972
Robert Pagano is a senior partner at Lippincott Mercer, New York City.

Steven Early ’72 (CCE) is a self-employed sales process consultant in Methuen, Pa.


1973
Warren Keuffel ’73 (GAP) has retired and moved to Anacortes, Wash.. He was employed at Software Development Magazine as senior contributing editor.

Timothy Delucia ’73 (COB)
operates the TMDELUCIA Co., Farmington, N.Y.


1974
Emory K. Dively SVP ’74, ’80, (CLA) was the Republican candidate for District 64B of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Rev. Dively is co-pastor of Twin Cities Deaf Assembly of God with his wife, Rev. Cynthia Dively, SVP ’73, ’76 (NTID). For more about Dively’s campaign, visit www.emorydively.com.

David Flynn ’75 (FAA) writes, “After almost 30 years at Xerox and (outsourced to) EDS I am simplifying my life. My new (as of 2001) wife, Tiki, and I have taken ownership of a small inn on Mexico’s Southern Pacific coast. Link with e-mail: www.tomzap.com/mazuntinas. Painting and photography continue to be major interests and have been pursued during trips throughout the western hemisphere and Europe.” David has also been a clergy member of Eckankar (eckankar.org) since 1989.

James Hunt ’74 (GAP) writes, “The company I was with, Ernst & Young Technologies, was sold to CapGemini (a French system-integration firm) in 2003. I stayed on as president of CapGemini Technologies for two years. I have recently joined a business and public affairs consulting firm, The MITA Group in Vienna, Va., as partner.”

Simon Peck ’74 (GAP) writes, “Hello from England! As a diabetic and having been in a coma in intensive care, I am particularly pleased that I have achieved two things I thought I never would once over 50. I am enjoying a new career as a crime prevention officer with Northamptonshire Police. (I still use a digital camera—both at work and at home, although it is a long way from the fashion photography and portraiture I used to do!) And I am still married to Deirdre after 21 years! If you remember the Brit and were in GARC or SAC or WITR or Brick City Players in the ’70s, drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you.”

Mark Siegel ’74 (GAP) and Dr. Cheryl L. Carpenter were married on June 30, 2006 in Appleton, Wis. They reside in Hortonville, Wis.


1975
William Truran ’75 (GAP) writes, “I continue as the owner of Bill Truran Productions LLC, a full-service digital commercial photo studio. Two nights per week, I am a professor of photography at one college (Nyack), and one university (William Paterson). Sometimes teaching is more fun than running a business!”


1976
Thomas Fecteau ’76 (COB) is an operations director at Sandler Systems Inc., Stevenson, Md.

James Meade ’76 (KGCOE) recently accepted a position at Alstom Signaling, Rochester, as principal engineer. He previously was employed at Siemens Transportation as software engineer and test manager. “After three years of commuting from Rochester to New York City, I got the chance to return home and to my former company.”


1977 30th Reunion–2007
John Cole ’77 (GAP) writes, “We’ve launched another business, The Sundance Photographic Workshop, based in Sundance, Utah. These Workshops are designed to provide instruction and inspiration to photographers of all abilities in the magnificent surroundings of Sundance and Mt. Timpanogos. The series of four week-long workshops will feature some of the world’s most skilled photographers. With 15 students or less per class, the curriculum will cover a variety of photographic genre, including landscape, wildlife, studio portraiture, travel, and sports. For complete workshop descriptions and registration information, please visit www.sundanceresort.com or www.sundanceworkshop.com. The marketing communications business, Cole Creative, is still chugging away. Last year we also started a business to help non-profits; it’s called Do Great Stuff. We’ve all been frustrated by the amount of time we can volunteer and how much support we give, so this has been very rewarding.”

William Frank ’77 (COS) is an advisory information technology specialist for IBM, Tampa, Fla.

Alan Gifford ’77 (CAST) and Elaine M. Caughlan ’89 (COS), ’92 (KGCOE) were married on Aug. 12, 2006, in Mattapoisett, Mass., at Ned’s Point Lighthouse. She is a statistician for the School of Public Health, Harvard University. He is a civil engineer with The Shaw Group Inc. They met at a Boston Red Sox game.


1978

David Boyer ’78 (CAST) (A.K.A. “Bippy”—www.bippies.com) continues to strengthen a professional relationship with a caricature company in Japan, Hoshinoko Production Ltd. (www.hoshinoko.co.jp). He continues to self-study Japanese, with a growing interest in China and Korea. He also is a student of the shakuhachi Japanese flute and the Asian strategy board game of “go” (called “weichi” in China and “baduk” in Korea). You may catch Boyer at weekly meetings of RIT’s “Empty Sky Go Club” (www.emptysky.org). He also enjoys participating in the Japanese Conversation Table club at RIT, casually sponsored by the Japanese Language and Cultural Studies program at RIT. “I strongly believe in treating each other with dignity and respect. Learning more about another culture is a step toward sharing true compassion. Resources at RIT help me in that journey as a proud active alumni. Take a fresh look at what the new RIT offers alumni.”

Deborah Hall-Poets ’77, ’78 (GAP) is an associate professor of art for Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Irene Siegfried Jacobs ’78 (COLA)
is a senior policy advisor and executive director at the Governor’s Office of Children, Youth & Families, Phoenix, Ariz.

James Plumadore ’78 (COB)
recently accepted a position at PaySource Inc., Dayton, Ohio, as executive VP. He was previously employed at Computer Education Services as regional vice president. “I joined PaySource to assist the company in achieving a sales goal of $1 billion in six years and then issuing an IPO.”


1979
Terrence Dowd ’77, ’79 (COB) has accepted a position as an actuarial administrative assistant/consulting at POMCO, Inc.

Gary Hunneyman ’79 (COB)
is a portfolio manager at KeyBank, Las Vegas, Nev. Prior to that, Gary was the director of taxation at Eagle Steward. He has started his own company to develop real estate in Las Vegas.


1980
Daniel Dister ’78 ’80 (GAP) recently accepted a position at the Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C., as chief of information assurance, Office of Intelligence and Analysis. He was previously employed at the Defense Intelligence Agency as chief, IA systems and accreditation. “This was an opportunity to take the lead role in the establishment of an information assurance program within the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, DHS. The challenge is to build a comprehensive information assurance program that will serve all DHS components that store, process or transmit classified national intelligence information. Since DHS is a relatively new governmental department with a wide range of operational missions, there is much work to be done.”

Christopher DuMont ’80 (GAP), ’86 (COS) is the director, Advanced Development and System Engineering, Entertainment Imaging R&D, Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester.

James Morris ’80 (COB) retired as CEO of Pregis Corp. He will continue to serve as a member of the board. He previously held VP positions at Mobil, Tenneco and Pactiv. He is now studying anthropology/archaeology at Northwestern University.

Scott Wilson ’79, ’80 (GAP) co-authored I (Wiley Publishers, 2005), the internationally best-selling business book on the industry. Wilson consults and lectures to the outsourcing industry and teaches an executive-level outsourcing course at Syracuse University.


1981
Robert Groh ’81 (COB) is owner of RBG Technical Services, Blue Springs, Mo. “I’ve retired from Honeywell and am enjoying life. I have started a design engineering firm as a part-time (ONLY!) activity. There is a life after employment!”

Brock Maylath ’79, ’81 (GAP) recently accepted a position at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Reno, Nev., as business planner.


1982
Mark Berger ’80, ’82 (CAST) is CIO for MacAndrews & Forbes in New York City.

Robert Ulm ’80, ’82 (CAST) is an interactive designer for Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester.


1983
Andrea Durham ’83 (CAST) is the director at Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network at the Museum of Science, Boston. She writes, “It’s exciting running a $20 million grant, the largest ever given by the National Science Foundation to a science institution! The other two lead institutions are The Exploratorium and the Science Museum of Minnesota, with research and museum partners all over the country participating.”

Gary Pawlaczyk ’81, ’83 (GAP) has been promoted to senior vice president of sales and marketing for Pictorial Offset Corp. in Carlstadt, N.J. Pawlaczyk is a 23-year veteran in the printing industry and has been with Pictorial for five years as VP of sales and marketing. Pawlaczyk was recently appointed to the board of directors of both the Association of Graphic Communications and the Ad Production Club of New York. During the last two years, he has spoken at several educational seminars in conjunction with the New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., chapters of the AIGA on the topic of the environmental sustainability.

Gerard Kiernan ’83 (CAST) was promoted to director of operations at Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, Mass. He writes, “As director of operations, I am responsible for a large exposition center. My position has expanded to include security, fire protection and paid parking. The operations department consists of 90 employees and an annual budget of over $10 million. The Eastern States Exposition belongs to the International Association of Fairs and Expositions. The IAFE has a certified fair executive (CFE) status that can be obtained after a rigorous application process that takes many factors into account. I am proud to announce that I have passed the process and can add CFE to my title with distinction.”

Steven Mowers ’80, ’83 (COB) is the vice president of finance/treasurer at Choice One Communications.

Joseph Noble ’83 (GAP) is a technical support specialist at Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester.

Anthony Perrotte ’83 (Eisenhower) is a systems administrator at AT&T, California.

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

Dan Wiersma ’83 (KGCOE) is a senior vice president for Sony Electronics in San Diego, Calif. Since relocating to southern California in early 2005, he has been responsible for Sony Electronics consumer service business, reporting to the president and COO. In his current role, he is responsible for repair service, contact centers and parts sales/distribution for Sony Corp.’s largest consumer region.


1984
Mark Augenstein ’83, ’84 (GAP) is production services superintendent for Quebecor World Inc., Richmond, Va.

John Brown is president of Brown Recruiting Group Inc., which recently opened a Rochester office. Brown Recruiting Group provides business consulting and executive search services for client companies seeking VP-level talent.

Paul Chida SVP ’77, ’80 (NTID), ’84 (KGCOE)
is senior project engineer and software support team leader for Boeing Co.

Anthony Karnavas ’84 (COS) is a director at JP Morgan Chase & Co., Delaware.

Stephen Stracqualursi ’84 (FAA)
, is a product line director at Patagonia, Maine.

Brian Stearns ’84 (CAST) is a project manager for Delorme Publishing in Maine.

Keith Vadas ’84 (CAST) became the president and CEO of ProModel Corp. (www.promodel.com) in January 2006. Prior to that, he held positions of executive VP, director of vertical business units and VP of sales and marketing. He has been driving the delivery of innovative solutions for 20 years to more than 1,000 companies. He became part of the team in 1999 when ProModel acquired SIM-TECH, a company Keith founded 1989. In 2002, he was responsible for developing a strategic collaboration with Pfizer which secured them as an equity partner. ProModel is privately held with venture partners Safeguard (SFE) PA Early Stage and Pfizer (PFE).


1985

Mark E. Felger ’85 (COLA), managing partner of Cozen O’Connor’s Wilmington, Del., office, is listed as a top lawyer in the 2006 Chambers and Partners USA Guide. Felger practices in the firm’s bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring practice group, focusing in the areas of Chapter 11 reorganization and general insolvency law. He also has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, appearing in Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. He is certified as a business bankruptcy specialist by the American Board of Certification and serves on the panel of mediators for the Bankruptcy Court for Delaware.

Robert Wells ’85 (COS) and wife, Jennifer Godin Wells ’99, ’00 (CIAS), announce the birth of a son, Nathaniel, on April 10, 2006, in Rochester. Father, mother, and big brother Brandon (age 2½) report that they are enjoying the new addition.


1986
Joseph Biegel ’78, ’86 (GAP) is the vice president of product management at McKesson Medical Imaging Group, Canada.

Keith Dobuler ’86 (GAP) is the photographer at the Fairfax (Va.) County Police Department.

John McFarland ’86 (COB) and wife, Mindy, announce the adoption of a son, Donovan Dennis, born May 9, 2005. They write, “We were awarded custody of our grandson in February of 2006 and are enjoying a second go around at parenthood. Talk about a change in plans!”

Laurel Smith ’84, ’86 (FAA) is a graphic designer at Checkerberry Graphics, Marlboro, N.Y.

Franklin Tate ’86 (CAST) accepted a position at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., as coordinator-instructional technology services. He received a masters in educational technology from Michigan State University in August 2006.

Roch Whitman ’80, ’82, ’86 (COB) is an associate director, Enrollment Management and Career Services, at RIT.

Mary Ganoung Williams ’86 (FAA) is a consultant advisor II at Cornell University.

David Williams ’86 (KGCOE)
is a software engineer for Sybase, Englewood, Calif.


1987 20th Reunion–2007
Douglas Bachman ’85, 87 (GAP) is producer-writer of feature film Disoriented. He is producer-director-DP for A&E show The First 48 and Travel Channel show 5 Takes. He is also assistant director of numerous commercials including national clients IBM, SAP and AT&T and regional clients CarMax, Brunos Markets and Foxtons Realty.

James Buongiorno ’85, ’87 (GAP) is a sales manager for Olive Systems Inc., N.J.

Michael Giammanco ’87 (CAST) is chief estimator for Forms & Surfaces Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Juliette Janchuk ’87 (GAP) is a field support operations technician for Siemens Business Services Inc., Hartford, Conn.

Mark McCormack ’87 (CAST) was recently promoted to enterprise architect at Mattel, East Aurora, N.Y.

Heather Larkin McLaughlin ’87 (CAST) and husband, Adam, announce the birth of a son, Patrick John, May 12, 2006, in Princeton, N.J. Patrick is their third son, joining Liam, age 7, and Connor, age 5.

Anne Nowill ’81 (CCE), ’87 (COB)
is the director of employer relations/undergraduate career counselor at Northeastern University, Boston.


1988
Christopher Goetz ’88 (GAP) and wife, Diane, announce the birth of a daughter, Kaitlyn Marie Goetz, born on Oct. 25, 2005.

David Goldstein ’87, ’88 (GAP)
is president of GIC Intellectual Property, Annandale, Va.

Dimitrios Himonidis ’84 ’88 (CAST) is a technical support specialist at the career office of the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Richard Lennox ’88 (COS) is a software designer/developer at Group W Inc.

Mitchell McClelland ’88 (CAST) is an engineer at Xerox Corp. in Rochester.

Aldo Mosca ’88 (CAST) is director at Sonoma Music Arts School, Sonoma, Calif.

John Wigsten ’88 (CAST) was recently promoted to Hotel Manager at Outrigger Guam Resort, Guam.


1989
Michael Bolotine ’89 (CAST) is a product manager at Bosh Security Systems, Lancaster, Pa.

Elaine M. Caughlan ’89 (COS), ’92 (KGCOE) and Alan Gifford ’77 (CAST) were married on Aug. 12, 2006, in Mattapoisett, Mass., at Ned’s Point Lighthouse. She is a statistician for the School of Public Health, Harvard University. He is a civil engineer with The Shaw Group Inc. They met at a Boston Red Sox game.

Scott DeLoach SVP ’84, ’89 (COB) is a member of the technical staff at Lucent Technologies, Naperville, Ill.

Lynn Holoska ’89 (COS) and Donald Lamburn were married on Oct. 22, 2005 in Endicott, N.Y. They reside in Littleton, Mass. They enjoyed a three-week honeymoon on a Mediterranean cruise in Italy, Greece, Croatia and Turkey. Lorsey Waite Alge ’89 (COS) was a bridesmaid.

David Laluk ’79 (KGCOE), ’89 (COB) is a senior mechanical engineer at NexPress Solutions Inc.

Frederick Little ’89 (COLA) writes “after almost two years of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Central Asia, the hardships of rural Africa were pretty easy to take!”

David Schaller ’89 (CAST) is at 3M, Wallingford Conn., as the knowledge management and implementation manager. He received Six Sigma Black Belt certification in 2005 and was promoted into this new position.

Matthew Temares ’89 (COB) accepted a position at Shoppers Charge Accounts, TD Bank North, Mahwah, N.J., as VP Sales. Temares was previously employed at ChasePaymentech as VP, sales. “After successfully running the East Coast Financial Institutions Management Group for Chase Paymentech for five years, I determined I wanted to move back onto the issuing side of the credit card business and now am the VP of sales for SCA, which is a private-label credit card company.”

Michael VanSlooten SVP ’86, ’89 (NTID)
is a shoe lead supervisor at Kohl’s, Massepequa Park, N.Y. He was associate of the month in October 2005.

William Wilkinson ’89 (KGCOE) received a master of science in management from Roberts Wesleyan College on May 13, 2006. He graduated with high honors and received the Outstanding Academic Achievement award for Cohort 32.


1990
Marian Akamatsu SVP ’87, ’90 (NTID)
is a budget analyst for the U.S. Air Force, McGuire AFB, N.J.

Devin Coppola ’90 (COS) is a physician at the Jamesville Family Health & Wellness Center, Jamesville, N.Y.

Richard Coulcher ’90 (KGCOE) was promoted to vice president of the cutting and clamping business unit for The Stanley Works, Orlando, Fla.

Catherine Taber Frederick ’90 (FAA) is an art director at Eastman Kodak Co.

Richard Friends II SVP ’85, ’90 (NTID) and wife, Alice Ann, announce the birth of twin sons born on July 12, 2006, in Frederick, Md. “Our sons names are Clayton Jon Stock-Friends and Richard Lee Friends III. We are so happy and enjoy being with our precious sons. They keep us busy as they are ‘double trouble’ and fun. Their grandparents are very happy and enjoy being with them.”

Patricia Kessler ’90 (CAST) is the marketing manager at Goyette Financial Planning, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Jeffrey Labelle ’90 (CAST) is division director of information technology at Wellington Stelle, Rochester.

Maria Stanton Patterson ’90 (CAST) and Simon Patterson announce the birth of a baby boy, Evan Stanton Patterson, born on March 22, 2006, in Cary, N.C. He joins older brother Joshua, age 5.

Lori Piscitello ’90 (COS) is a clinical research associate at PPD, Wilmington, N.C.

Willa Powell ’90 (COB)
writes, “After serving eight years on the Rochester City School Board, I ran (fall 2006) for New York State Senate in the 56th District (Brighton, Rochester, Greece, Parma) on the Democratic Party line. Go to www.votewilla.com for more information. Our oldest daughter, Anna Karenina Angelica Powell, graduated high school (School of the Arts in Rochester) in 2004, and is now in her third year at RIT as a printing major.”

Cynthia Russell ’90 (CAST) is a marketing director for Nawkaw Corp., Watkinsville, Ga.

Michael Schaffer ’88 (CAST), ’90 (COB) recently accepted a position at Abbott Laboratories and has relocated to New England as senior district manager with a team of eight sales representatives with the virology franchise. Previously he was a marketing manager of Abbott. He and Laura Match were married on Dec. 17, 2005, in Sarasota, Fla. They reside in Providence, R.I.

Joel Whitaker ’88, ’90 (COS)
is an anthropologist at Hitachi GST in California.

Harold Wildey ’90 (GAP) was recently promoted to chair of the department of art at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Established in 1892, CMU is a doctoral research university with an enrollment of just under 28,000 students.


1991

Candas Barnes ’91 (NTID) is an intern at Gallaudet’s Clerc Center, Washington, D.C. “I am delighted to be serving as an intern with the Transition Team at KDES/MSSD! I also was ordained as a minister of spiritual consciousness in June 2005.”

Mark Freifeld ’91 (CAST) is a technical sales support for Reach Communications, Morristown, N.J.

Scott Levine ’89, ’91 (GAP) writes, “I was named BEST OF BOSTON 2006 by Boston Magazine for wedding photography.”

David O’Neill ’91 (COB) is a sales engineer at Eagle Sales Corp., Maryland.

Kimberly Czupryna Potrzeba ’91(COS)
and Joseph Potrzeba announce the birth of a daughter, Julia Elizabeth, on Sep. 2, 2006, in New Hartford, N.Y. They write, “Julia is welcomed to our family by her two big brothers John (age 6) and Jason (age 4). Our family is now complete.” Kimberly has been employed at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, N.Y. for 10 years. She is currently supervisor of the diagnostic medical sonography department and the assistant manager of the radiology department. She is also the clinical instructor of students from Hudson Valley Community College and RIT Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs.


1992
Bobby Chin ’90, ’92 (GAP)
is manager of color engineering and development for Benjamin Moore, Flanders, N.J.

Anthony Coscia ’92 (GAP)
is owner of the Church Hill Group LLC, Sandy Hook, Conn.

Linda Whitemore Dallos SVP ’86 , ’90 (NTID), ’92 (FAA) and husband, Jeffrey Dallos SVP ’83, welcomed twins, Jared Robert and Adrienne Ruth, Dec. 13, 2005. They joined 6 year old sister, Annalese Karmen.

Robert Degroff ’92 (CAST) is vice president of design and development for Miller Zell Inc. He is an industrial designer with more than 14 years of design team management and engineering in the retail displays and fixtures industry, six-plus years of his career with Miller Zell, a leader in retail store design. He heads the Miller Zell design development core team. Prior to Miller Zell, Degroff worked for the Smith Corona Corp., At-A-Glance/Mead, and Leggett & Platt. Prior to his industrial design career, he served in the U.S. Navy as an operations specialist and combat information center supervisor with deployments to the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea.”

Jill Ericksen SVP ’88, ’92 (NTID) and husband, Tom, announce the birth of a son, Ryan Thomas, on Oct. 25, 2004. They reside in Plumas Lake, Calif.

Deborah Fleishman ’92 (NTID) and Justin Shaw were married on April 29, 2006. They went to Tahiti for their honeymoon and are now living in Alexandria, Va.

Thomas Frengillo ’86, ’92 (GAP) accepted a position at OppenheimerFunds Inc., Centennial, Colo., as an assistant vice president. He is responsible for workforce management and process improvement activities at the fund company’s transfer agency. Frengillo was formerly employed at R.R. Donnelley as manager of continuous improvement.

Andrew Fuhrman ’92 (CAST) accepted a position at Kaman Corp., Rochester. He and his wife, Marybeth
McCarthy Fuhrman ’92 (FAA)
have twin sons, Cole and Clay.

Anthony Giamis ’92 (COS) is a research chemist for Nanotek LLC, Louisville, Ga.

Amy Johnson-Hall ’92 (FAA) recently accepted a position at Graphic Packaging International, Concord, N.H., as account executive.

Gregory Morris SVP ’86, ’92 (NTID) was promoted to associate manufacturing engineer at Respironics, Murrysville, Pa. in 2005. He received a patent for an invention related to his work.

Michael Naud ’92 (COB) accepted a position as head of IT for Spyglass Entertainment Group, Los Angeles, as manager of information systems. He previously was employed at William Morris Agency as information technology manager. Spyglass is a film production and distribution company with such hits as The Sixth Sense, Bruce Almighty and Memoirs of a Geisha.

Ebrahim Randeree ’92 (CAST) is an assistant professor for Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
1993

Nicholas Bartoo ’93 (CAST) and wife, Helen, announce the birth of a daughter, Hannah T., on Feb. 13, 2005, in Fairfax, Va. Hannah was welcomed by big brother Joey, born in 2002, and big sister Jessica, born in 2000.

Sanford Fitelson ’93 (CAST) is a senior packaging engineer for Herbalife, Century City, Calif.

Dennis Holmes ’93 (KGCOE)
is a mechanical engineer for Consolidated Edison, N.Y.

Caryn Kayser ’93 (COB) is the owner of Jacaranda’s Treehouse, Pennsylvania.

Christina Loftus ’93 (KGCOE) writes, “I have taken a two-year hiatus from the working world and am currently a full-time MBA student at the University of Denver.”

Kathleen Lota ’93 (CIAS) is a senior designer at Woodside Design Group, Butler, N.J.

Muthupalaniappa Meyyappan ’93 (COS) accepted a position at Biobase Corporation, Boston, Mass. as vice president, sales, marketing and client relations. “This was an opportunity to use scientific and business skills in a client-facing ­environment.”

Adam Parent ’93 (CAST) and Ramona Cain-Parent announce the birth of a son, Jack Ryan Parent, on Nov. 28, 2005, in Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas. Big sister Emily, age 5, waited anxiously at home for his arrival. Adam writes, “This year marks my 13th year in the United States Air Force. I am currently a flight commander of the 690th ISS at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.”

Susan Osborn Plummer ’93 (CAST) and husband, Scott, announce the birth of a son, Nicholas Hayden, on Aug. 31, 2005, in Norwood, Mass. Nicholas joins brother, Ben, age 3.

Melissa Rancourt ’93 (KGCOE)
writes, “I am celebrating my fifth year living in Brussels, Belgium, and working as the director of operations for the European Foundation for Quality Management.”

Ian Ratner ’93 (CAST) accepted a position at Fidelity Investments Business Services India Pvt., Bangalore, as director, software engineering. He writes that he is looking forward to experiencing business and life in a different culture and seeing the world.

Jerry Scriven ’93 (COLA) writes, “Currently a major in the U.S. Army. Eligible to retire in 2010. Completed a master’s degree in industrial engineering from New Mexico State University.”

K.A. Siddiky ’92, ’93 (COS) and wife, Saadia Siddiky, announce the birth of a son, Riaan A Siddiky, on June 27, 2006, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They write that Diaan, their eldest son, born in 2005, seems to be enjoying being big brother.

Brian Stumm ’92, ’93 (KGCOE) is the director of engineering at ETCO Inc., Warwick, R.I.

1994
James Damico ’94 (CIAS) received a MLIS in archives and preservation from University of Pittsburgh in August 2006. “My field of research and interest is in photographic and moving-image archival matters. I am currently doing photographic research for the Andy Warhol Museum here in Pittsburgh. Previously, I was living in Seattle, Wash., working as an audio-visual tech on a contract with Microsoft as well as doing freelance film and video production work. Last summer (2005), I took a month-long drive across the country that started in Seattle and eventually landed me in Pittsburgh.”

Holly Coulter Glazer ’94, ’97 (CIAS) and husband, Rick, announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Kate, on June 14, 2006, in Rochester. Emma is their first child. They report that both sets of grandparents couldn’t be more thrilled. Mom and Dad are also doing well.

Joseph Jirka ’92, ’94 (COS) is an application specialist for Wave Biotech, Somerset, N.J.

John Kramer ’91 (CCE), ’94 (CIAS)
is an operations supervisor for Citrus & Chemical Bank, Bartow, Fla.

Olaf Kunz ’94 (CIAS) is the business unit leader at AGI Schutz Merchandising for Wal-Mart and Aqua Fill, Forest City, N.C.

Karen Lehtonen ’94 (KGCOE) is a director of products for Lion Apparel, Dayton, Ohio.

Janice McMorris ’94 (CAST) received an A.A.S. degree in respiratory care from SUNY Genesee Community College on May 21, 2006. She served as the respiratory care class president and also received the Clinical Excellence Award. “I’ve always had a strong desire to work in health care. I decided to give up my full-time career and return to school to pursue my passion. It was a lot of hard work, but totally worth it!” She is currently employed as a respiratory therapist by Unity Health System at Park Ridge Hospital in Rochester.

Erika Swinnich ’94 (CIAS) and musician Jeff Tandy were married on April 30, 2006, in Stockholm, Sweden, at an Iron Age Viking gravesite. After a reception on a Viking longship in Stockholm harbor, they enjoyed the sights in both Sweden and Paris before “returning to reality in Austin, Texas.”

Heidi Wallner ’94 (CAST) is a field office coordinator for DDR Construction, Falls Church, Va.

Pamela Hafner Wick ’94 (CIAS) decided to persue her dream of owning her own business. Interior Concepts & Design, a commercial interior design firm, was started in February 2006. Pamela has 12 years of interior design experience including hospitality, contract and architectural design. After the birth of her daughter, Jaiden Hope, she decided she needed flexible hours and a different work environment.

1995
Morad Askar ’95 (CAST) is an owner/CEO of Kandalaya Trading Inc., Chicago.

D.C. Cantwell ’95 (CIAS)
and wife, Skye, announce the birth of a daughter, Eliana Rose, on March 19, 2006.

Douglas Liberati ’95 (CAST), (CCE)
is a self-employed instructional designer in Springfield, Ill.

Michael Wainick ’95 (CAST)
and wife, Jamie S., announce the birth of a daughter, Rebekah Emily, on May 3, 2006, in New York City. They report that everyone is doing great.


1996
Dale Davis ’96 (KGCOE) accepted a position at General Electric, Atlanta, as patent procurement counsel. He most recently was employed at the law firm of Moore & Van Allen as a registered patent attorney and was previously employed at GE as a lead controls engineer serving in international and domestic assignments.

Scott Davis ’94 (COS), ’96 (CAST) received a master’s in computer science from Texas A&M on May 19, 2006.

Sandra Dolitz-Vasquez ’96 (COLA) accepted a position at Diageo in Norwalk, Conn., as human resources information specialist/trainer. She was previously employed at Martha Stewart Living Television as technical support manager. “I am so happy to have been presented with this opportunity for growth within the HR realm of an international company,” she writes. “Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business whose brands include Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Baileys, J&B, Captain Morgan, Cuervo, Tanqueray and Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards wines. Diageo is a global company, trading in over 180 markets around the world with approximately 20,000 employees.” Sandra and husband, William, announce they are the parents of a son, Benny, born in August 2003.

Dan Kettles ’84, ’91 (CCE), ’94, ’96 (KGCOE) is a mechanical project engineer at Delphi Delco Electronics, Indiana.

Kevin Robinson ’96 (CAST) recently accepted a position at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bethesda, Md., as program analyst in the Office of International Programs and Intergovernmental Affairs. He was previously employed at MET Laboratories as technical manager.

Manu Shrimali ’96 (COB) and wife, Shalini, announce the birth of a daughter, Megha, on Aug. 7, 2005, in New Delhi, India. She has a sister, Madhavi, born on Aug. 3, 2003.

Lawrence Strickland ’96 (CAST)
is the lead systems administrator in the Information Systems Department at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Craig Woodward ’96 (CAST) accepted a position at Pictometry International LLC, Rochester, as software engineer. He was previously employed at Next Generation Solutions LLC as software engineer contracting agent.


1997 10th Reunion–2007
Michael Aguayo ’97 (COLA) is senior human resource consultant and diversity outreach lead for CIBC, Toronto.

Kashif Ansari ’97 (CAST) is a technical account manager at EMC Corp., Duluth, Ga.

Kimberley Bacon ’97 (CIAS) is owner of K-Rae Graphics, Hudson, Mass. K-Rae Graphics prints decals mainly for Motocross racers but also for snowmobiles, sprint cars and other recreational vehicles. The materials used stand up to the extreme conditions present in extreme sports. For more informaion, see www.K-RaeGraphics.com

Alicia Bineyard ’97 (KGCOE) and Jimmy Scott were married Nov. 13, 2005, at Villa Siena in Gilbert, Ariz. They reside in Chandler, Ariz. Other alumni that attended the ceremony are Racquel Robinson ’97 (COB), Monalisa Moody ’95 (COB), Lauren Berrings Davis ’91 (COS), Rhoshawndra Carnes ’97 (CAST), and Ayana Greene Douglas ’98 (COLA).

William Casella ’97 (CIAS) is plant manager for Greater Valley Publications Inc., Winchester, Va.

Patrick Galley ’97 (COB) is a portfolio manager for Pinnacle Fund Management, Chicago.

Kathleen Gibbons-Howes SVP ’91, ’97 (NTID) is a senior account clerk for the City of Everett, Mass.

Matthew Ramsdell ’97 (CAST) is managing package engineering & development for Chesapeake Pharmaceutical Packaging in North America.

Scotty Rill ’97 (COB) is the director of marketing at Evite.com, Hollywood, Calif.

David Torrente ’97 (KGCOE) recently accepted a position as associate attorney at Ostrolenk, Faber, Gerb & Soffen LLP, New York City.

James Wallace ’97 (CIAS) is art and design supervisor for New Readers Press, Syracuse, N.Y.


1998
Rita Marasco Baglin ’98 (CAST) and husband, Paul Baglin, announce the birth of a son, Ryan Paul Baglin, on Sept. 13, 2005, in Paoli (Pa.) Memorial Hospital. Rita accepted a position at Sodexho USA, Pottstown, Pa., as a clinical dietitian.

Alexander Burlakin ’98 (KGCOE) is employed as a financial services manager at Accenture Frankfurt, Germany. During the last three years, he worked on the post-merger banking integration project in Vienna, Austria. In 2006, he transferred to another financial services assignment in Zurich, Switzerland.

Kathryn Nifong Burns ’98 (CIAS) and Ron Burns announce the birth of a daughter, Cara Margaret, on May 12, 2006 in San Diego.

Leah St. Martin ’98 (COLA) is a human resources administrator for Hewitt Associates LLC, Lincolnshire, Ill.

Richard Verry ’94 (CCE), ’98 (CAST) is the network administrator at Children’s Institute, a department of the University of Rochester.


1999
Joseph Arcadi ’99 (KGCOE) recently accepted an associate position in the Credit Exotics & Hybrids Trading Group at JPMorgan, New York City. He received an MBA specializing in finance from New York University on May 10, 2006.

Arkady Belozovsky SVP ’92, ’94 (NTID), ’97, ’99 (CAST)
and wife, Elvira Livchits Belozovsky ’96 (NTID) announce the birth of a son, Daniel Sol Belozovsky, April 27, 2004, in Framingham, Mass. Their first child, Eric, is age 8. Arkady accepted a position at Brown University at the Center for Language Studies, Providence, R.I., as lecturer in ASL/Deaf Studies in 2005. He previously was employed at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester as a senior lecturer/assistant director at the Sign Language Interpretation Program.

Diane Gutierrez ’99 (NTID) has been publishing legal newsletters and designing related materials for Thomson/West in Rochester for the past eight years and is now senior information publishing coordinator. She also operates a fine arts printing service for local photographers and artists from her home studio.

David Haas ’99 (KGCOE)
and Shannon Haas announce the birth of a daughter, Addison Elizabeth, on July 11, 2006, in Concord Hospital. Their son, son, Evan David, was born on June 20, 2004.

Alan Haley ’99 (COS) is a regulator compliance auditor for Synthes, West Chester, Pa.

Kathleen Lange ’99 (CIAS) and Brenton Klik (attended RIT ’97-’98, graduate of SUNY IT at Utica/Rome 2001) announce their marriage on Sept. 17, 2005, in Havre de Grace, Md. They reside in Annapolis, Md. Kathleen and Brenton were married beside the Concord Point Lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay. Jennifer D’Heron Goldstein ’99 (COS) was matron of honor; Ben Garvin ’99 (CIAS) photographed the wedding. The bride is from Depew, N.Y., and the groom is from Brockport, N.Y. Kathleen is a photographer for the Associated Press. She previously was employed at the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pa., as a staff photographer. She received two awards while employed there; one from the Pennsylvania Press Association and the second from the Philadelphia Press Association.

Kristopher Kratky ’97, ’99 (CIAS) is a software consultant for Navint Consulting, Pittsford, N.Y.

Viviana Radenbaugh ’99 (CAST) is assistant director of human resources for The Ritz-Carlton Chicago Hotel, Chicago.

Stephen Savage ’99 (CAST) is a project engineer for the Monroe County Water Authority, Rochester.

Paul Wiernicki ’99 (COS) is a sonographer, RDMS, RVT, at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.


2000
David Broudy ’00 (CIAS) recently accepted a position at OneVision Software Inc., Andover, Mass., as project director. Broudy previously was employed at OneVision. as systems engineer.

Kenneth Choo ’00 (COB) recently accepted a position at Citibank-Asia Pacific Consumer Bank, Singapore, as manager in regional compliance and control. He previously worked at Ernst & Young as management consultant (business advisory services).

Salina Downing ’00 (KGCOE) is an applications engineer for Analog Devices Inc., Wilmington, Mass.

Manuel Garcia-Castro SVP ’97, ’00 (NTID) is a computer system information analyst for the office of the governor at La Fortaleza in San Juan, P.R. He attended the AFCOM World Data Conference in Atlanta in March 2006.

Thomas Haff ’00 (KGCOE) is a performance analyst for Equitec, Pittsford, N.Y.

Deborah Yalmokas Kelly ’00 (CIAS) accepted a position at Cazenovia (N.Y.) College as a full-time visiting instructor in the interior design program. She previously worked part-time at Cazenovia College and at architecture firms in the area. She recently began an MFA program in interior architecture and design at the Academy of Art, University in San Francisco. She has completed three courses thus far and maintains a cumulative GPA of 4.0.

Norma Moran SVP ’95, ’00 (COLA) announces the birth of a daughter, Reyna Orieko, Jan. 23, 2006, in Washington D.C.

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

Oscar Pena ’00 (COB) is an analyst at Chevron Corp., Houston, Texas

Matthew Sommerfield ’00 (CAST) and Tara Kresge were married on Sept. 29, 2005, in Maui, Hawaii. The best man was college friend John Doiron ’00 (CAST). The couple resides in Allentown, Pa.

Alex Vecchio ’00 (COS) is a graduate student in the Department of Structural Biology at the University at Buffalo-State University of New York and The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute in Buffalo.

Jennifer Dans Willey SVP ’94, ’00 (COLA) and husband, Leo Willey SVP ’92 announce the birth of a son, Ty Douglas Willey, in 2005. They also have a 5-year-old son, Spencer. Jennifer works at Communication Service for the Deaf, Sioux Falls, S.D., as a VRS support specialist. Leo is an accountant there.

Carly Smith ’00 (COLA) is a policy analyst for the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.


2001

Christina Benton ’01 (CIAS) recently accepted a position at The VIA Group LLC, Portland, Maine, as production designer. She was previously employed at SunPress as prepress coordinator. “I’ve developed significant skill in Adobe InDesign in the last four years and I was ready to put it to good use on a creative team.”

Deborah Brown ’01 (CAST) and husband, Rich Robison, announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail Victoria, on June 30, 2006, in Austin, Texas. They report that everyone is doing well.

Terri Wiesner Burkett ’01 (CIAS)
recently accepted a position at Innomark Communication, Miamisburg, Ohio, as print planner. She formerly was employed at Flint Ink as national account manager. Terri writes, “I took the move to a more local company that involves less travel and more time at home.” She and her husband, Todd, reside in Dayton, Ohio, with their three teens.

Daniel Cavanagh ’01 (KGCOE) recently accepted a position at Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, R.I., as mechanical engineer. He recently completed five years of active duty service in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Toledo, a nuclear fast attack submarine based in Groton, Conn.

Manmeet Chhabra ’01 (COB) is a global commodity manager for packaging at Dell.

Christopher Corso ’01 (COB) is a sales representative for Retail Brokers Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz.

Karen Cronk ’01 (COS)
and husband, Justin Bertrand ’00 (COS), announce the birth of a daughter, Anna Elizabeth, on March 27, 2006, in Syracuse, N.Y. They report that brother Joshua Marcel, 2 years old, loves kissing his new sister. Justin is finishing his second year of residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Karen received her doctor of medicine degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University on May 21, 2006, and is taking a year off to be with their children before starting her residency.

Jeff Hamson ’01 (CIAS)
and wife, Jenny Pomerhan Hamson ’01 (CIAS) announce the birth of a son, Jacob Paul, on Aug. 23, 2006, in Rochester.

Katherine Shaunessy ’01 (COB) was recently promoted to channel pack development manager from associate marketing manager at M&M, Mars, Hackettstown, N.J. “I wanted to grow within my company and work on our leading brands,” she writes. “This new role challenges me to grow the core snack business through pack development strategies across all brands.”

Nicholas Spittal ’00 (COS), ’01 (COB) was recently promoted to associate director from senior project manager at Kendle International, Cary, N.C.

Lisa Wilson SVP ’96, ’00, ’01 (CAST) relocated to Berkeley, Calif., where she is a lead budget analyst for the federal General Services Administration in San Francisco.

Corinne Zeitler ’01 (COS) received a Ph.D. in structural biology from Baylor College of Medicine on June 28, 2006.


2002
Lucas Adams ’02 (COB) is a purchasing manager at KB Home, San Diego, Calif.

Anthony Agnello ’02 (GCCIS)
is the UNIX systems administrator at IBM.

Susan Bowser ’02 (CIAS) and John Humphrey ’02 (CIAS) were married on July 23, 2006, in Silver Bay, N.Y. They reside in Portland, Ore. They are both working for And1 in Portland, where John is a senior footwear designer and Sue is an items master manager.

Sara Chamberlain ’02 (CIAS) recently accepted a position at Sibcy Cline Realtors Inc., Cincinnati, as a marketing representative. She previously was employed at Trader Publishing as a graphic designer. “I am relocating due to my fiance’s job transfer to the Cincinnati area. We are both very excited to start a new chapter in our life!”

Joshua Chambers ’02 (GCCIS) is a pilot for the United States Air Force.

Jolene Dunn ’02 (COS) received a doctor of medicine degree from the University of North Dakota on May 6, 2006. She will be completing a residency in general surgery at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Althea Keough Guss ’02 (CIAS) recently accepted a position as deputy fashion and beauty editor at All You magazine, New York City.

Marina Harner ’02 (CIAS) recently accepted a position at Brooklyn (N.Y.) Friends School as a teacher. She previously was employed at Alcott School as a teacher and says she is looking forward to teaching in a school with a different philosophy. She is planning to start her supervised fieldwork.

Sean McVey ’02 (GCCIS) recently accepted a position with FTI Consulting in New York City as a senior consultant. He will be working with FTI’s forensic and litigation consulting practice focusing on computer forensics and technology. He previously was employed by Navigant Consulting as senior consultant in their discovery services practice.

Kathryn Palmacci ’02 (COB) is a desktop software support engineer, Marlborough, Mass.

Karen Spotford ’02 (GCCIS) is an information technology programming specialist at Rochester Psychiatric Center.

Susan Thibodeau ’02 (GCCIS)
is a senior software engineer and architect for Xerox Corp., Webster, NY.

Jian Wang SVP ’95, ’00 (NTID), ’02 (GCCIS)
writes, “I was hired by IBM for a co-op in 2003 and IBM offered me a full-time position in January 2005. I accepted it as software engineer. I relocated to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., from Rochester and have been working for IBM since then. My responsibility is to develop Lotus Notes database using LotusScript code, and support general tools.”

Nicole Welsh ’02 (CIAS) recently accepted a position with the BANTA Direct Marketing Group, Danbury, Conn., as a sales executive.

Jennifer Zenner ’02 (KGCOE) recently accepted a position at Teletronics Technology Corp., Newtown, Pa., as senior software engineer. She previously was employed at Sandia National Laboratories as a senior member of the technical staff. “I decided to move back to the Philadelphia area to be closer to my family after almost four years in Albuquerque, N.M. I started my new job at the end of June.”


2003
David Ash ’03 (GCCIS) accepted a position at UCLA, Los Angeles, as CCPR director of computing services.

Kenneth Berry ’03 (GCCIS) is a SPAR Analyst for Xerox Corp., Webster, N.Y.

Eric Bruening ’79, ’81 (GAP), ’03 (COB) is a business research manager at Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester.

Justin Drawbaugh SVP ’98, ’01 (NTID) ’03 (GCCIS) is an information technology specialist for the Defense Logistics Agency, New Cumberland, Pa.

Michael Graham ’03 (COB) serves as corporate controller for BOSCH Security Systems North America, based in Fairport, in suburban Rochester.

Mark Higgins ’97 (COB), ’03 (COB) was promoted to vice president of marketing and data services from manager of data services at BCC Software Inc., Rochester. He lives in Fairport, N.Y., with his wife, Lynn, and sons Luke and Owen.

Jeremy Harris ’00 (COLA), ’03 (COB) and Christine Reilly ’04 (CIAS) were married on March 4, 2006, in Puerto Morales, Mexico. The couple was joined by family and friends for an oceanside ceremony at Azul Beach Hotel. They “live, work and play” in Austin, Texas.

Matthew Huber ’03 (CIAS) accepted a position at J.C. Penney, Plano, Texas, as an advertising production specialist. He recently was employed at Neiman Marcus Direct as a catalog production manager.

Hannah Janney ’03 (KGCOE) recently founded Burrowmakers.com, an online resource for small burrow-loving pets—gerbils, hamsters, rats, mice, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and degus. Janney was formerly employed at Merchants Insurance Group as an actuarial analyst. “Now I am using my applied statistics skills primarily for market research. What I hope to gain from the change is independence, creativity, and variety in my work.”

Meaghan Kohler ’03 (CIAS) is a print production manager at Primary Color Systems, Irvine, Calif.

Matthew Poliniak ’03 (CIAS) was promoted to marketing specialist in the production systems division at Canon USA.

Zulaikha Seedat ’03 (COB) is the society manager for emerging leaders at United Way of Buffalo.

Kyle Smith ’03 (GCCIS) received a master of arts in teaching in secondary mathematics from the University of Arkansas in May 2006. He is now teac
Jared Unterborn ’03 (CIAS)
hing math at Bentonville (Ark). High School.
is the process engineer at the CCL Label plant in Shelton, Conn. He is in charge of the North American implementation for lean manufacturing as well as an active participant on various special projects throughout the division. CCL Label, a division of CCL Industries, is a leader in pressure-sensitive label applications.

Dominic Vera SVP ’99, ’03 (NTID) is an intern with the National Institutes of Health, Office of Directors for Summer Internship through Workforce Recruitment Program.


2004
Amy Cooper ’04 (COS) and Michael Niggel ’03 (CIAS) were married on May 20, 2006, in Willmington, Vt. They reside in Essex, Vt. Michael currently works for a design firm in South Burlington, Vt., and Amy works at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

Irena Deretic ’02, ’04 (CAST) is a travel agent for Generalturist d.o.o Zagreb, Slavonski Brod, Croatia.

Kelly Druzynski ’04 (CAST) was recently promoted to media buyer at Butler/Till Media Services, Rochester

David Falletta ’04 (COLA) recently accepted a position at Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pa., as assistant director of residence life. He received a master of arts in student affairs in higher education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania on May 13, 2006.

Kimberly Feitl ’04 (COS) was recently promoted to senior quality specialist from quality engineer at Bausch & Lomb, Rochester.

Amanda Griffin ’04 (CIAS) is a conference coordinator for Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Mass.

Matt LaFever ’98, ’04, ’05 (CAST), and Thomas Holmes are happy to announce their marriage on Oct. 3, 2004, in Nantucket, Mass. They reside in Boston. They were married on the beach at the Cliffside Resort with fellow alum, Shauna K. Bream ’95 (CAST), ’99 (CIAS) and her husband, Tim, serving as witnesses. This legal ceremony followed a commitment ceremony on Sept. 20, 2003, at the Rose Inn in Ithaca, N.Y.

David Lickstein ’04 (CIAS) recently accepted a position at Unilever HPC, Trumbull, Conn., as senior package engineer.

Victor Lokhmatov ’04 (GCCIS) was recently promoted to systems administrator at Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP., New York City.

Erin Moran ’04 (CAST) and Morgan Demers ’03 (KGCOE) were married at the Edgartown Lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., on June 2, 2006. After the ceremony, everyone gathered for a beautiful night of dinner and dancing at the Harbor View Hotel. Alumna Cora Crowley ’06 (CIAS) was one of Erin’s bridesmaids. The newlyweds flew to Morocco and then Paris for their honeymoon. Erin and Morgan reside in Pike Creek, Del. Erin works as a civil engineer, E.I.T., for Tetra Tech and Morgan is the president and CEO of Mindviz.com, a computer-based people network.

Daniel Shvimer ’04 (GCCIS) is a credit associate for JPMorgan Chase, New York City.


2005 2nd Reunion–2007
Melinda Armbrust SVP ’00,’03 (NTID), ’05 (CIAS) is a graphic designer for QuantumDirect Inc., Austin, Texas.

Ashley Behrens ’05 (CIAS) is a graphic specialist for Sanofi-Aventis, Bridgewater, N.J.

Sara Bianco ’05 (COLA) is a disability community organizer at Equip for Equality, Chicago.

Michael Bostick ’05 (COS) is an imagery scientist at NGA in Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Bushnell ’01, ’05 (COS)
is a senior researcher for Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.

Colleen Cosgriff ’05 (CIAS) was recently promoted to project manager at Grubb & Ellis, Property Solutions Worldwide, Baltimore.

Anne Culver ’05 (COB)
is an examiner at Office of the New York State Comptroller.

Pierre Dorancy ’05 (CAST) is employed at JPMorgan Chase Bank in Rochester.

William Finger ’05 (CIAS) is an adjunct faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Carmen Goatseay ’03, ’05 (CAST)
and husband, Robert, announce the birth of a son, Edward Lewis, on May 13, 2006, at F.F. Thompson Hospital, Canandaigua, N.Y. He has already made one trip to RIT in June and was planning to return again to see mom’s professors in October.

Anthony Gosselin ’05 (GCCIS)
is a technical support assistant for ELT, San Francisco.

Joshua Hamell ’05 (GCCIS)
is a research assistant for SIFT, Minneapolis, Minn.

Miranda Johnson ’05 (CIAS) is working as a sales coordinator with a side job of organizational development consultant in the works for Coast Products, Portland, Ore.

Amy Kennicutt ’05 (COB) accepted a position at arcplan Inc. (www.arcplan.com/en/), Philadelphia, as an information technology consultant in July 2006. She was previously employed at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield as a project analyst.

Karin Knippa ’05 (CIAS)
has been working toward her MFA in graphic design at Boston University and will receive her degree this year. She is working fulltime as a print designer at Proteus Design in Cambridge, Mass.

Peter Lazarski ’05 (CIAS) is a new media designer for Dawnbreaker Inc. He lives in downtown Rochester and is working on a graphic novel about bugs. His first self-published book and thesis from RIT, Imaginary Monsters: Evolver/Constructor, is available from www.peterlazarski.com.

Jane Lee SVP ’98, ’02 (NTID), ’05 (CAST) is an information technology specialist at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C. She resides in downtown Washington.

Philip Masiewicz ’05 (GCCIS) is a software quality manager for Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester.

Alicia Polanco Melo ’05 (KGCOE) is a project manager at MeadWestvaco, Mebane, N.C.

Emily Schnee ’05 (COLA) is pursuing a degree in nursing at the University of Pittsburgh.

Tulsi Yeshokumar ’01 (COB), ’05 (CAST)
is the human resource generalist at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Ill.


2006
Jaime Ananko ’04, ’05, ’06 (CAST) is a manufacturing technician at Harris Corporation RFCD in Rochester. She is also a certified professional broadcast engineer by the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

Andrew Badera ’06 (GCCIS) is an internet consultant at Davis Vision, Albany, N.Y. He previously was with Xerox as a software engineer and is relocating to be closer to family as well as taking on a professional role with greater responsibilities.

Nichole Bolding ’06 (CIAS) recently accepted a position at Global Printing Inc, Alexandria, Va., as special projects coordinator.

Peter Chinnock ’06 (CAST)
is manager, director and optician for Whelpley & Paul Opticians in Rochester.

Marcy Dutcher ’06 (KGCOE) recently accepted a position at Intel, Folsom, Calif., as component design engineer.

Ralph Gleason ’01, ’06 (CAST) is a consultant at BI Software Co., Georgetown, Md. “I am hopeful that I will eventually own my own marine-related business, like a sailing school or boat service.”

Reynaldo Gonzalez ’06 (GCCIS)
is a network consulting engineer for Cisco Systems Inc., Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Jacqueline Licht ’05 (COLA), ’06 (CAST) and William F. Pittenger III,’06 (CAST) were married on June 3, 2006, in Kentucky at the Louisville Zoo. They currently reside in Fort Edward, N.Y. Their bridesmaids and groomsmen included RIT alums David Belden ’04 (CAST), Peter Roman ’06 (CAST), Oz Goonewardene ’’04 (COS), ’05 (COB), Brad Elsmore ’05 (COLA), Jen Wicus ’04 (CAST) and Kelsey Burch ’05 (COLA). They honeymooned at the Sandals Grande Ocho Rios in Jamaica.

Jeremy Lips ’06 (CIAS) is owner and photographer for Jeremy Lips Photography in Rochester.

Margaret Romanowski ’06 (COB) accepted a position as associate marketing director at Psyche Systems Corp. in Milford, Mass., in June 2006. She was employed at Lenel Systems International in Rochester as marketing assistant prior to her move to Massachusetts.

Kristina Schober ’06 (KGCOE) is a fabrications engineer for Micron Technology, Manassas, Va.

Darryl Williams ’05 (COB), ’06 (CAST) was promoted to supervisor, distribution operation, in 1981 at the U.S. Postal Service, Rochester. “I am currently working as the family medical leave coordinator in Rochester for the U.S. Postal Service and am seeking a job move to the Virginia area within this organization.”

Andrea Setta ’06 (CIAS) is an account manager for Cadmus Communications in N.C.

Stephanie Smith ’06 (CIAS) is a silversmith for Tiffany & Co., Parsippany, N.J.


In Memoriam
1931
Alberta W. Manchester (GAP)
, July 17, 2006

1957
Horst O. Bayer (COS)
, April 3, 2006

1963
Darnell C. Mitchell (GAP)
, April 12, 2006

1969
Myrna Martin (GAP)
, October 2004

1978
Frances Hull Koons (COLA)
, Aug. 21, 2005

1987
Timothy J. Craven (KGCOE)
, April 2006

2002
James L. Crecca (GCCIS)
, Jan. 20, 2006, of injuries sustained in an auto accident that day. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., on May 12, 1979, he was the son of William P. and Deborah Martens Crecca. He was a graduate of Schenectady Christian School (1997). A resident of Schenectady, Mr. Crecca was employed by KAPL as a Network Engineer.