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Class Notes

Key to abbreviations

CAST College of Applied Science and Technology
CCE College of Continuing Education (now CAST)
CIAS College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
COLA College of Liberal Arts
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”

1950

Edward Vidler '50 (SCB) writes, "Route 20A, a scenic route across New York state, has a new attraction. Now paved with RED BRICK just as it was in 1930 when R.S. Vidler founded Vidler's 5 & 10 in East Aurora, N.Y. There will be a larger-than-life-size statue sitting on the roof called 'Vidler On The Roof,' The fact that it resembles an RIT Class of '50 graduate is no coincidence."

1953

James Forney '53 (GAP) writes, "Both my wife and I are still in excellent health and lead very active lives including quite a bit of travel. Recent trips include the Caribbean and Central America. In July, we went to Svalbard to board what they call an "expedition" ship (small—135 passengers) and go ashore twice a day in Zodiacs in search of polar bears and walrus. I was elected to the International board of governors of the Circumnavigators Club and about six months ago and started editing a new e-mail newsletter for members around the world."

1956

Joyce Tilley Nagel '56 (FAA) exhibited her 19x33-inch pastel, Maasai Mamas #2, at the Pastel Society of America's 37th annual open juried exhibition at the National Arts Club in New York City during September 2009.

1958

Frederick Moss '58 (GAP) recently retired as vice president of Galvanic Printing Co. and president of Flexi Printing plate Co. after 50 years. He was recognized by Printing Industries Alliance at its 2008 Franklin Event with the prestigious John Peter Zenger Medal for his work with his church in building houses for the disadvantaged in Reynosa, Mexico, as well as ongoing work in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. In addition, Fred developed a program for inner city children to design and sell Christmas cards and helps retrain former jail inmates.

Kathryn Knuth Olsen '58 (SCB) and Alfred Olsen Jr., '58 (CIAS) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary the weekend of Aug. 8-9, 2009, at their summer home in Wells, N.Y. Attending were their children and spouses: Alfred Olsen III '83 (SCB); Kathleen Olsen Weintraub '84 (CIAS) and husband TI Weintraub '84 (CIAS); Anne Marie Olsen Williams '87 (GCCIS) and Joseph Chavez; and Judy Olsen Trenchard '91 (CIAS) and Charles Trenchard.

1960

Richard Corcoran '60 (KGCOE) and his wife, Roberta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Golden, Colo., on Aug. 22, 2009.

1961

Wesley Bicknell '61 (GAP) and Barbara Shannon Bicknell '58 (CIAS) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 22, 2009. When they married, Wes was a student and Barbara was production manager in the RIT Food Service. They retired from the CIA at the end of 1990. They volunteer for hospice, babysit their great-granddaughter and enjoy their church, family and friends.

1962

John Sweeney '62 (GAP) and his daughters had a wonderful time at a wedding reception on the New Jersey shore, May 2008.

1966

James Rasmussen '66 (GAP) is co-owner of Vintage Vogue Apparel in Independence, Mo. Jim previously was employed at Hallmark Cards Inc. as senior graphic arts/quality engineer. "After working at Hallmark for 36 years, I retired in August 2009. I started at Hallmark one week after graduation in 1966, transferred to Georgia Pacific, Hopper Paper Div., for seven years, until Hallmark asked if I would consider returning to Kansas City 30 years ago. I am now providing more time to our vintage clothing store. Check us out at www.vintagevoguekc.com"

1968



William Linthicum '68 (FAA) spent four weeks in summer 2009 in the Alfred & Trafford Klots Artist Residency Program at the Chateau in Rochefort-en-Terre, Brittany, France. The residency is jointly sponsored by the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Department of Culture, Morbihan, France. Linthicum won the silver medal in Art'Air, Geneva, and the gold medal in "Concours des MeilleursTalents," Galerie Terre-des-Arts, Paris. He has two solo exhibitions scheduled for 2009-10 in Switzerland.

Stephen Whittaker '68 (GAP) has been selected the 2009 recipient of the John Peter Zenger Medal by the Printing Industry Alliance. This honor, conferred by peer vote, recognizes exemplary performance in charity, activism, community affairs or military service. Stephen has been employed at Monroe Litho of Rochester for 26 years where he currently serves as the vice president of quality management/sustainability initiatives. Since 1991, he has also served RIT as an adjunct professor in the School of Print Media. He served in the U.S. Army during 1969 and 1970 as a classified printing specialist in South Vietnam.

1969

Ronald Mix '69 (GAP) Academy Award nominee and Rochester filmmaker, received a Classic Telly Award for a film he produced for the University of Rochester in a competition sponsored by the Telly Award organization in celebration of its 30th Anniversary. Mix submitted All By Myself, the Rochester Parapodium: An Alternative for the Paraplegic Child, about an orthopedic device that allows children born with spinal defects to stand, sit and move unassisted. The film, which Mix produced in 1984, chronicled the changes the device offered in the life of a child born with spina bifida. Ron is the owner of Ron Mix Images, offering video production services to businesses, schools and other enterprises. For more information e-mail miximages@rochester.rr.com.

1970

Heather Thorton Brown '70 (GAP) retired in August 2008 after 14 years in the financial services industry. "I live on an acre of land in the midst of a farm next door to a family of 250 cows. The adjacent field boasts three wooly sheep who visit me frequently. I will be assisting with the shearing next spring, but have decided not to include this in my resume. Rather I prefer to call this a 'learning experience.' "

Roger Demuth '70 (FAA) is an associate professor of illustration at Syracuse University. Check out www.demuthdesign.com.

1975

Stephen Gulack '75 (SCB) is a motor coach operator for Star Travel & Tours in Ontario, N.Y. "I have gone to work for a small, locally owned full-service travel agency and bus tour company. Hope to see more RIT alumni on board!"

Cheryl "Sherrie" Smith Norton '75 (FAA) started her own company, Corinthian Builders, in Stamford, Conn. "Having worked in the construction industry for a number of years, I have launched my own design and construction consultation company. Current projects include initial pool design, kitchen and bath redesign and renovations. Check out www.corinthianbuilders.com."

1978

Dan Mills '78 (FAA) published a book, U.S. Future States Atlas, (Perceval Press, www.percevalpress.com). His 2009 solo shows include "U.S. Future States: An Atlas of Global Imperialism" at Sherry Frumkin Gallery in Santa Monica, and "Meditations on Empire" at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Museum, China.

1980

Thomas Curley '80 (GAP) is director of marketing communications at Kaleidescape, Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif. He was previously director of marketing-lab solutions at Fujifilm USA Inc. "After 30 years in the imaging industry, I am now involved in the custom electronics industry for home theater systems."

David Levine '80 (SCB) was recently promoted to sales director from financial services representative at MetLife in Rochester and is actively involved in recruiting, training and mentoring new financial services candidates.

1982

Leonard Bower '82 (SCB) earned his Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation from the Green Building Certification Institute. LEED accredited professionals have a thorough understanding of green buildings and the LEED green building rating system.

Stephen Fletcher '80, '82 (GAP) is the North Carolina photographic archivist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is serving as chair of the Visual Materials Section of the Society of American Archivists through mid-August 2010.

Lisa Moberly '82 (GAP) has been promoted to vice president and assistant corporate secretary for BB&T's Legal Department.

1983

Walter Richter '83 (CAST) writes, "Congratulations to No. 1 son, Jonathan, on your start of an exciting RIT education. May you enjoy the experience like mom and I did over 25 years ago. We are very proud of your accomplishments!"

Robert Ripps '81, '83 (GAP) was photographer of She's Out There! Essays by 35 Young Women Who Aspire to Lead The Nation. He traveled around the country over nine months to take photos under predominantly natural lighting in local settings that reflect each woman's commitment to public service or express their agendas for the future of this country. For more about the book, visit shesoutthere.org.

1985

Thomas Filley '84, '85 (GAP) is director of business development at AdaQuest in Bellevue, Wash., Previously, Thomas was employed at The Versatile Company as vice president of business development. He is now leading the sales and marketing efforts of AdaQuest, an Inc. 500 company that provides localization management services to customers around the globe.

1989

Dean Burrows '89, '95 (KGCOE) is president of Nixon Gear in Syracuse, N.Y. He previously was vice president of operations at Marietta Corp. Dean lives in Syracuse with his wife, Lia, and children Alex, Chris, and Meaghan.

Jessica Santelli '89 (FAA) is the author of Follow the Trail: A Young Person's Guide to the Great Outdoors and When I Grow Up: A Young Person's Guide to Interesting and Uunusual Occupations. An accomplished graphic designer and painter, Jessica is an associate professor at the Center for Art and Design at the College of Saint Rose, where she teaches graphic design.

1990

Joseph Dominski '90 (KGCOE) is pleased to announce the launch of TheJDAsite.com. The Web site provides potential clients with additional information and highlights the latest offerings.

1991

Timothy O'Donnell '91 (FAA) writes, "Rockport Publishers has published my first book, Sketchbook: Conceptual Drawings From the World's Most Influential Designers."

Rodney Zulkosky '91 (COLA) is a project manager for Alpha Iron Works in Rochester and is running for Hamlin (N.Y.) Town Council. He has been endorsed by the Democrat, Independent and Working Families Parties.

1992

Ian Chandley '92 (SCB) is a project manager at Barnett Ltd. in Montego Bay, Jamaica. He was previously site manager at West Indies Home Contractors, a large Jamaican construction company. "I am also working toward an M.S. in international construction management from the University of Bath in the U.K. with expected graduation by July 2011. Bath's distance learning program has opened up an exciting new world of educational possibilities! I get the benefit of learning with and from students located all over the world, whether they are located in Malta, Thailand or Vancouver."

Todd Palczewski '92 (SCB) was promoted to project manger from sales and marketing analyst at Rosina Food Products Inc., Buffalo. Kevin Shea '92 (GAP) writes, "In June 2009, I enrolled in the paralegal studies program at Fairleigh Dickison University in Madison, N.J., and expect to graduate in December 2009. I am currently changing careers after over a decade as a crime reporter and am hoping to work in law enforcement on any government level or in criminal law."

1993

Ignacio Espinosa de los Monteros '93 (KGCOE) is director of product management at Robert Bosch GmbH, South Florida. He was previously a senior product manager in the North American Residential HVAC division of United Technologies Corp.

David Filiatrault '93 (CAST) is vice president of operations technology at CustomInk.com in McLean, Va.. He previously was director, design and development, at Fannie Mae. "I left typical corporate culture IT job for a company with a startup vibe, but with the benefits of actual profits and a proven market—custom T-shirts and other decorated apparel that customers design online using their browser. Check out www.customink.com."

K. A. Siddiky '92, '93 (COS) was promoted to manager and senior auditor at Canada Post Corp. in Ottawa.

1994

Paul Hobbs '94 (CAST) received a master of civil engineering degree in structural engineering from Norwich University on June 12, 2009, and was honored as valedictorian of his structural class.

Fredrick Johnson '94 (SCB) writes, "I have 20 years' experience with Eastman Kodak and Carestream Health working in finance, accounting and auditing; managed budgets in excess of $250 million; 10 years' experience in community economic development and responsible for $3 million in investments in the Southwest. I was honored with the Rochester Business Journal's "40 under 40" Award, Dr. Samuel McCree Service Award, and Kappa Alpha Psi Service Award. I am currently senior pastor for the First Genesis Baptist Church and CEO for the First Genesis Development Corp. in Rochester."

1995

Keith Hensel '95 (CIAS) is design director at Gabardine in Westport, Conn. "I joined forces with a friend and former colleague to form Gabardine, a creative marketing agency. Our work is woven through online and off-line communications, like a continuous thread that helps strengthen the fabric of our clients' brands."

Joanmarie Orlowski '95 (CIAS) and Christopher Orlowski '96 (KGCOE) announce the birth of a son, Matthew Stanley, on Aug. 16, 2009, in Boston. He joins big brothers Mitchell and Andrew.

1997

Kimberly Kelsey '97 (SCB), '05 (CAST) is marketing and planning manager at Finger Lakes Health in Geneva, N.Y. She previously was associate director, Alumni Relations, at RIT.

Edgar Marmen '97 (CIAS) is a television producer at Hasbro.

Albert Quackenbush '97 (CIAS) and Kymberli Patrici were married on Feb. 10, 2007, in Long Beach, Calif. They reside in Los Alamitos, Calif. Their daughter, Riley Grace, was born on Jan. 11, 2009. Albert is the senior publications specialist with DENSO Sales California Inc. in Long Beach, where he designs technical publications for the company, an auto parts manufacturer. He is also involved in photography, Web site QA testing, and illustration. He and his wife also started Webbed Foot Photography two years ago, specializing in weddings and portraits in the Los Angeles area. Visit www.webbedfootphotography.com.

Johnathon Schmuck '97 (CIAS) is the author of The Joy of Coldworking, released in May 2009. It is a comprehensive text dealing with all the aspects of grinding, smoothing and polishing glass surfaces for the production of art objects.

Nikhila Sridhar '97 (CAST) is NGO partnership director at We Flap in Chennai, India. "After 9 wonderful years in Calgary, Canada, my family and I have moved backed to India. It is wonderful to be back with family and friends after being away for so many years. I have also been working with my brother for the last few months on a new Internet-based initiative called 'We Flap.' Please log in to our Web site, www.weflap.org."

1998

Erin Maher '98 (CIAS), '04 (GCCIS) and Sheamus Moran were married on July 25, 2009, in Baltimore and now reside in Nottingham, Md. Maid of honor was Erin's little sister, Alice Zetina '99 (CIAS). The ceremony was officiated by Sean Stanley '01 (CIAS). Erich Buehner '98 (CIAS) and Renee Gascon Bassett '98 (CAST) were in attendance.

William Stoltz '98 (CAST) received an MBA from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester on June 14, 2009.

Elizabeth Stone SVP '93, '98 (COLA) was sworn in as a commissioner for the Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities in Washington, D.C., on June 15, 2009.

1999

Magdalena Chmielinski-Laforge SVP '96, '99 (NTID) and Louis Laforge announce the birth of a daughter, Olivia Bella Laforge, on Nov. 21, 2008, in Toronto.

2000

Dori Lowenstein Karanikis '00 (CIAS) and Andrew Karanikis '99 (CAST) announce the birth of a daughter, Alexa Rose, on July 17, 2009, in Stamford, Conn.

Sarah McCarron '00 (COS) and husband, Michael, announce the birth of a son, Donovan Cole, on Feb. 23, 2009, in Attleboro, Mass.

2001

Jennifer Paine Bushnell '01 (COS) is a systems analyst at Heinz North America in Pittsburgh. She was previously a systems analyst at Procter & Gamble.

Sherri Fazzio '99, '01 (SCB) was assigned to a position with A Co. 9th PSYOP BN (U.S. Army) in Camp Victory, Iraq, as IIA deputy OIC. Sherri previously was assigned to C Co. 9th PSYOP BN, Ft. Bragg, N.C., as the TPDD commander. "Just wanted to let all my friends and sisters at RIT know that I am currently deployed to Iraq in a unique job and I am doing well. I miss everyone and wish I could attend ZTA's 20-year reunion. I will be home early next year and will hopefully be promotable at that time, also. I think of you all often—a lot of time here to think back on the great memories of RIT."

Jennifer Guy Hunt '01 (CIAS) was named vice president at The Jacobs Press. Previously, she was director of operations. Jennifer's responsibilities include management of staff scheduling, product quality control and estimating as well as identifying and implementing technology upgrades. Jennifer continues receiving education certifications in graphic communications management and production management from the National Institute of Printing Leadership.

2002

Nicholas Roussos '02 (GCCIS) and Maria Leonidou were married Feb. 21, 2009, in Nicosia, Cyprus, where they currently reside. Nicholas was promoted to manager from assistant manager at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He joined the firm in 2003 and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2005.

2003

Sandeep Bardia '03 (SCB) is managing director at Bardia Consulting and writes "I am running a strategy consulting, corporate finance advisory and contract research firm based in New Delhi, India."

Justin Drawbaugh SVP '98, '01 (NTID), '03 (GCCIS) and wife, Loree Ann Perry Drawbaugh SVP '93, '98 (NTID) announce the birth of a son, Angelo James, "AJ," on Jan. 19, 2009, in Harrisburg, Pa.

Matthew Huber '03 (CIAS) was promoted to enterprise premedia print specialist from marketing production specialist at JCPenney Media LP in Plano, Texas.

2004

Brad Conrad '04 (COS) received a Ph.D. in physics from University of Maryland College Park on April 20, 2009. His thesis was titled Interface Effects on Nanoelectronics.

Kevin Foster '04 (GCCIS) was recently promoted to network administrator from server administrator at York (Maine) Hospital. He will be the lead IT resource in the $10 million surgery center expansion project currently under construction as well as playing a key role in the implementation of a new health information system, physician practice EMR, perinatal monitoring system, and emergency department physician documentation program.

Amanda Keller-Finbar '04 (COS) and Erik Finbar announce the birth of a daughter, Kendall Kathleen Finbar, on May 24, 2009, in West Seneca, N.Y.

Amy Cooper Niggel '04 (COS) and Michael Niggel '03 (CIAS) announce the birth of a daughter, Claire Grace, on June 10, 2009, in Burlington, Vt. "Everyone in our family is enjoying falling in love with our new little girl. Mom, dad, big brother and the new little one all stopped in at RIT over the 4th of July holiday weekend to pick up baby's first RIT shirt at the new bookstore!"

Roman Yampolskiy '04 (GCCIS) and Yana Feygin were married on Dec. 11, 2008, in City Hall, Louisville, Ky., where they currently reside.

2005

Erik Dean '03, '05 (GCCIS) writes, "I am currently employed at the United States Military Academy in the Information Technology Operations Center in the position of lead developer and IT specialist. We specialize in information security/information assurance and information security education. Past accomplishments: presented at BlackHat USA 2008 in Las Vegas on research being done in the field of visualization of unknown binary artifacts; assisted in instruction of United States Military Academy cadets, which lead to their third straight victory in the annual Cyber Defense Exercise, which was later featured on the front page of The New York Times in May of 2009 and also featured in Time Magazine Online in June of 2009."

Ryan Gibson '05 (KGCOE), '07 (SCB) is a design engineer for Boeing Corp. in the Commercial Aircraft Division in Seattle. He has been featured twice within Boeing for recognition in diversity and is a co-speaker of Deaf Awareness to all the company sites in the Puget Sound area.



Kim Grimes '05 (CIAS) and David McKenzie '06 (GCCIS) were married on Aug. 8, 2009, in Norfolk, Conn. They currently reside in Waterbury, Conn. They met at RIT while working for Campus Safety in 2003 and started dating in 2005. Two friends from RIT were in attendance; Andrea Norton (now Waterman) and John Waterman '06 (CIAS). Kim and David honeymooned in The Netherlands and Belgium to visit Kim's family. Kim received a master of science degree in education from the University of Bridgeport on Aug. 17, 2008.

David La Spina '01, '05 (CIAS) received a MFA degree in photography from Yale University on May 25, 2009.

Joanne Lehr '05 (CAST) is assistant director of international outreach for RIT's Office of Graduate Enrollment Services. Here she is enjoying dinner with two of RIT's Kazakh alumni during a recent recruiting trip.

Mian Sheng Lim SVP '00, '05 (CIAS), known as Leon Lim, a Malaysian deaf artist, hopes to showcase his work at the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts (Cafa) Museum in Beijing. His work, "Silent Story," comprises a collection of four projected moving-image displays. Leon has also been invited to exhibit his work in Russia and Italy.Leon is pursuing an MFA degree in interactive communication at New York University.

2006







Erica Binotto '06 (CIAS) and Travis Thomas '09 (CAST, GCCIS) were married on Oct. 12, 2008, at the Castle on the Hudson in Tarrytown, N.Y. They honeymooned in Maui, Hawaii, and currently reside in King of Prussia, Pa. Travis works as a systems engineer for Lockheed Martin; Erica is a medical illustrator for Certified Medical Illustrations.

Lauren Bouchard '06 (KGCOE) and Kurt Chapman '05 (GCCIS) were married on May 16, 2009, in Ogdensburg, N.Y. They currently reside in Raleigh/Durham, N.C. RIT alumni in the bridal party included Marcy Dutcher '06 (KGCOE), Brendan Quinn '04 (GCCIS) and Jesse Dubois '05 (GCCIS). Other alumni in attendance included Matthew Kaufman'05 (GCCIS), Jason Burns '05 (GCCIS), Bryan Shapess '04 (GCCIS), Steve Holl '05 (GCCIS), Jasmine Vasquez '07 (CAST), Nathan St. Denny '07 (SCB), Eric Schreiber '05 (GCCIS), Diane Palmer '06 (GCCIS), John Palmer '06 (GCCIS), Lena Morehouse, Lynette DiBenedetto '09 (COLA) and Chad Maheu '02 (GCCIS).

Heather Brazeaur '06 (COS) and Steven Renner '08 (COS) were married on July 3, 2009, in Salem, N.H. They currently reside in Nashua, N.H. RIT alumni in the bridal party included Heather's brother, Jeremiah Brazeau '04 (GCCIS); sister-in-law, Jennifer Brazeau '04 (COS), '04 (GCCIS); Steven's cousins, David Keppel '09 (COLA) and John Keppel '01 (CAST); and Amar Boghani '07 (GCCIS). Other alumni who attended the ceremony included Patrick Borden '06 (GCCIS), Jared Berman '08 (KGCOE), David Campbell '04 (GCCIS), Kevin Twitty '05 (CAST), Shaena Twitty '06 (CAST), and Kevin Foster '04 (GCCIS).

Sarah Doherty '06 (CIAS) is community marketing manager at Mozilla Corp. in Mountain View, Calif. Sarah previously was employed at Adobe Systems as an education marketing specialist.

Nichole Bolding Jones '06 (CIAS) and husband, Chris Jones, announce the birth of a son, Christopher Roger, on May 4, 2009, in Arlington Va.

Jennifer Rubley Schwartz SVP '00, '06 (COLA) and husband, David, welcomed a daughter, Amelia, born on June 6, 2008. David and Jennifer were married on Oct. 20, 2006.

Erin Wells '06 (COS) and Christian Heine '06 (COS) were married on Oct. 18, 2008, in Marlton, N.J. They reside in Audubon, N.J.

2007

Trisha Sliker Byler '07 (COS) had the fastest female time in the 2009 Chase Corporate Challenge, hosted in May at RIT! Jigish Choksi '07 (SCB), who worked at Crossroads on the RIT campus, will spend some time touring the United States before returning home to India.

Jessica Mills Juart '07 (CIAS) is comp counselor (designer) at cabedge.com in Nashville, Tenn. Jessi previously was employed at Designkitchen. "Following my hubby to a much warmer climate found me in need of a new job. I'm very excited to have landed a position at one of the top Web design firms in Nashville!"

Heather Lessard '07 (CAST) is the operations manager and events coordinator for Murphy's Law; a new mega pub in the Alexander-East Avenue downtown area of Rochester.

Zachary Panitzke '07 (GCCIS) is a database technology software engineer at the MITRE Corp. in McLean, Va.

Ricky Sangers SVP '04, '07 (NTID) became the Corpus Christi Army Depot's first and only certified MasterCam CAD/CAM programmer on May 28, 2009.

2008



Lauren Cure '08 (CIAS) and Daniel Keiffer '06 (CAST) were married June 13, 2009, in the bride's hometown of Rockaway, N.J. The two met at RIT through their associations with Greek organizations: Daniel is a member of Phi Sigma Kappa and Laura is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. They currently live and work in Rochester, where Daniel is a project manager for FRA Engineering P.C., a consulting engineering firm, and Laura is an advertising director for Simco Services, an insurance brokerage firm.

Krystal Girardn '06, '08 (GCCIS) and William Nickerson '06 (GCCIS) were married on Aug. 16, 2009, in Portsmouth, N.H. They currently reside in Dover, N.H. The wedding party included Christopher Stabb '07 (GCCIS). Also in attendance was Matthew Spinapolice '06 (GCCIS). Danielle Meadows '08 (COS) began pursuing a Ph.D. in human genetics at McGill University in Montreal in September 2009.

Joseph Rowley '08 (SCB) plans to travel, hike, hitch and blog throughout New Zealand for the next six months or so. He recently completed the Sierra High Route. Read about his experiences at www.epicadventurer.com.

2009

Todd Cavanaugh '09 (SCB) is executive director at BASIC College Ministries. "I've decided to spend this time, when I'm young and single, to serve in a non-profit to help college students understand their spirituality and make the most out of their time in college." Todd won the 2009 RIT Business Plan Contest, along with Rachel Aquilina '08 (COS).

Sarah Clark SVP '03, '09 (NTID) is a web designer for the Pittsburgh Camerata, a professional chamber choir where she will be signing for the group as they sing. Sarah is also a dancer and performed at the Interborough Repertory Theater in New York City for its Deaf Theater Festival in 2008.

Matthew Dana '09 (COLA) and Stephanie Dana announce the birth of a son, Ryan Matthew, on July 5, 2009, in Rochester. "We're thrilled to welcome our first child! Ryan is happy, healthy, and really darn cute." Matthew was promoted to marketing communications Web manager from marketing communications Web developer at RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Michael Johnsen '09 (COLA) visited his brother aboard the Navy ship USS Iwo Jima LHD-7 for a Tiger Cruise, a 7-10 day cruise on an aircraft carrier.