Catherine Taber Frederick ’90 (CIAS) accepted a position at Xerox in Webster, N.Y., as brand activation manager. She was employed at Kodak as brand standards and governance manager.

Jeffrey James ’90 (CAST) has been a sales engineer with Mack Pump in Plainfield, Ill., for the last 12 years. He was also the Midwest Clubman Expert Champion last year in WERA Motorcycle Roadracing.

David Neff ’89, ’90 (GAP) and Alice (Cox) Neff are happy to announce their marriage on Dec. 25, 2012, in Brooklyn, N.Y., where they live.


Sharon Coates ’86, ’91 (SCB) is co-founder of Project Scion, a volunteer effort to revitalize Rochester’s city neighborhood through gardens and art. For more information, go to www.ProjectScion.org.

Anthony “Tony” LaPerna ’91 (NTID) has been promoted to manager of the Sorenson Downtown Chicago Video Relay Service office.

Kathleen Murphy ’91 (KGCOE) was appointed to a three-year term as a commissioner on the Erie County Commission of the Status of Women.

Joseph Pennell ’91 (CAST) completed the Open Group Master IT Architect certification.

Jeffrey Rowoth ’81 (SCB), ’91 (CAST) accepted a position at Rivers Run Community in Rochester as executive director. He was employed at Level 3 Communications as senior manager supply chain.


Thomas Berger ’92 (SCB), pictured with his wife, Elisa, was elected into the Direct Marketing Association of Long Island’s Hall of Fame on Oct. 25, 2012. He is CEO, and he and his wife are co-principals of Cross Country Computer Corp., a Long Island, N.Y.-based data management company.

Michael Lomb ’92 (FAA) completed a Thomas the Train product animation for Fisher Price. He did the creative direction. Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg9W8BP6vEU to see one animation his agency has done for the company.

Jeffrey Newman ’92 (SCB) accepted a position at American Express Travel in Lawrenceville, Ga., as director-customer service, northeast region.


David Auda ’93 (KGCOE) is serving as the president of the ASQ Reliability Division, a global professional association with more than 100,000 members globally.

Talbot Brooks ’91, ’93 (COS) is the director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University. He was named to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee for the 2013-2016 term. He is the president of the Geospatial Information and Technology Association for 2013.

Sarah Nichols ’92, ’93 (FAA) accepted a position at Hawaii Big Island Travel Guru in Hawaii Big Island as chief guru. She created and launched an online travel resource and guide about the best things to do and see on Hawaii’s Big Island, found at www.bigislandguru.com.

Leah (Bosworth) Root ’93 (FAA), ’96 (CIAS) accepted a position at SUNY Geneseo as library web services developer/publisher.

Michael Thireos ’93 (CLA) was promoted in January 2012 to engineering resource manager at Vanteon Corp., where he has worked as a software engineer for the last 17 years. He received an MBA from University of Phoenix on May 31, 2011.

John Tigh ’93 (GAP) was recognized as an Emerging Leader by PABio, the industry advocacy group that serves to ensure Pennsylvania is the global leader in the biosciences. He also was awarded the Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia’s 2013 Technology Connector Volunteer of the Year award and promoted to principal at North Highland, a global consulting company.


Ben Amsden ’94 (CLA) was named director of the Center for Rural Partnerships at Plymouth State University.

Thomas Heim ’94 (SCB) has been promoted to counsel at Reed Smith LLP. Heim is a member of the corporate and securities practice group in the firm’s Falls Church, Va., office.

Karen (Fuller) Tribbett Brannen ’94 (COS) was inducted into the Women in Aviation Pioneer Hall of Fame on March 16 for her accomplishment as the first female fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corps.

Kelly Wyffels ’94 (COS) has been promoted to district supervisor of Ultrasound at Palomar Pomerado Health in Escondido, Calif. She is responsible for the overall operation of the ultrasound departments at all three hospitals within the organization.


Joan Hostetler ’95 (CIAS) received a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Hostetler owns Heritage Photo & Research Services based in Indianapolis.

Kris Skinner ’87, ’95 (NTID) is a program analyst at the Federal Center in Battle Creek, Mich., and has worked there for 20 years.


Cristin (McGrath) Frank ’96 (CIAS) is the author of Living Simple, Free & Happy: How to Simplify, Declutter Your Home, and Reduce Stress, Debt & Waste, and the founder of Eve of Reduction, a lifestyle movement that promotes simple living, upcycling and repurposing.

Nathan Lipke ’96 (CAST) and Jennifer (Johnson) Lipke ’99 (COS) are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Lucas Lipke. He was born in September 2012 in Denver.

David Stern ’96 (KGCOE) is proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Cassidy Mae. She was born on April 3.


Jeffrey Bauer ’98 (CLA) and JoAnn Bauer are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Erin Mallory. She was born on Jan. 29 in Morehead City, N.C. Big brother Victor and big sister Nora were thrilled to meet their baby sister.

Kelly (Stone) Geer ’98 (SCB) and Chris Geer are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Maverick James. He was born on Feb. 21.

Micah Modell ’98 (CAST) and Misun Modell are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Maverick Ben-Yonghee. He was born on Nov. 1, 2012. Their daughter, Manhattan Sarah Modell, was born on July 10, 2008, in New York City.

Sal Pellingra ’98 (CAST), ’01 (SCB) had an article published providing an overview of new and innovative packaging technologies aimed at providing an edge in the battle for increasing market share in The Insider from Packaging Digest.


Mark Biscone ’99 (COS) assisted victims of Superstorm Sandy in coastal New Jersey. Taking two weeks of vacation from work, he answered a call for volunteers from his local American Red Cross chapter in Houston.

Robert Jackson ’99, ’99 (CAST) received a certificate and MS in instructional design and technology from Walden University.

John McCurdy ’99, ’04 (SCB) has been promoted from manager to principal at The Bonadio Group’s Rochester Office.

Matthew Wing ’99 (CAST), ’12 (SCB) received an MBA (Executive MBA Program) from RIT on Nov. 17, 2012.