Syracuse University Magazine

Class Notes


Donald Waful ’37 (A&S), G’39 (MAX) was inducted into the Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame at a special pregame ceremony at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse in August. He was honored for his 38 years of service as president of the Syracuse Chiefs baseball team.


Patrick McCarthy ’48 (A&S) and his wife, Patricia, were honored with the Oneida Rotary Club’s Roses to the Living Award, which recognizes individuals for their years of service and contributions to the Oneida, N.Y., community. Patrick also won four medals at the New York State Senior Games to qualify for the 2011 Senior National Games in Houston.

John Fox ’49 (A&S) of Binghamton, N.Y., retired from writing a sports column for The Binghamton Press (1952-1993) and the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (1993–2010) after 61 years on the job. He began his journalism career as assistant sports editor for The Daily Orange. 

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Dolores Malis Sloan ’51 (A&S/NEW) of Santa Monica, Calif., wrote The Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal: Survival of an Imperiled Culture in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries (McFarland & Company). She speaks on related subjects to academic and community groups in the United States and abroad and teaches public speaking at Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles.

Jack Cavanaugh ’52 (A&S), professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and veteran New York Times sportswriter and Pulitzer Prize nominee, wrote The Gipper: George Gipp, Knute Rockne and the Dramatic Rise of Notre Dame Football ( He lives with his wife, Marge, in Wilton, Conn.

Dick Purtan ’58 (SDA), G’60 (NEW) of West Bloomfield, Mich., is a board member of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of the nation’s top 10 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers. He  retired after a 45-year career in Detroit radio.

Leon Guilhamet ’59 (A&S), professor of English at The City College, City University of New York, wrote Defoe and the Whig Novel: A Reading of the Major Fiction (University of Delaware Press).

Harrison Williams Jr. L’59 (LAW), a member of the Syracuse-based Green & Seifter law firm, was named to the 2010 issue of New York Super LawyersUpstate Edition. He represents  clients in banking, real estate, insurance, construction, and personal injury litigation.


Richard S. Allen ’61 (A&S) of Trumbull, Conn., is Connecticut’s poet laureate. Serving a five-year term beginning in 2010, Allen advocates for poetry and fosters engagement in poetry and literary arts activities among Connecticut citizens. He is married to Lori Negridge Allen ’60 (A&S), who writes under the name L.N. Allen.

Robert Bogdan ’64 (EDU), G’71 (MAX), Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Social Science and Education at Syracuse University, wrote Beauty and the Beast: Human-Animal Relations as Revealed in Real Photo Postcards, 1905-1935 (Syracuse University Press), a visually stunning book that covers the wide array of roles that animals play in our lives.

George Criticos ’64 (VPA) retired from the board of  of the SU Alumni Club of Rochester, N.Y., after serving for 28 years. In 1991, he received the inaugural Alumni Club Officer of the Year award after completing his term as club president.

Robert O’Connell G’65 (SWK) of Clifton Park, N.Y., was selected by AARP New York to receive the association’s Andrus Award for Community Service, which recognizes members and volunteers who significantly enhance the lives of people age 50 and older. 

Donald Caspary G’68 (A&S), professor of pharmacology and Southern Illinois School of Medicine distinghished scholar, is principal investigator for a federally funded study of age-related hearing loss. 

Ray Brown ’69 (A&S) wrote, illustrated, and published Linda and the Rocket Belt (Bookemon), the third in a series of children’s storybooks. He also collaborated with his brother, Chaz, to create The Penultimate Whacky, a satire magazine (Bookemon).

Michelle Rand Morse ’69, G’70 (VPA) is the approved mural vendor to the Broward  County, Fla., schools, the North Broward Hospital District, and the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and its Memorial Hospital District. She completed two murals at Palm Beach International Airport for Paradies Shops and illustrated Emily, the Brave (Guardian Angel Publishing) by Doc McDuke.

Daniel Ward ’69 (A&S), an attorney with 37 years of experience, is the Western New York assistant regional director at New York State Empire Development Corporation.


Todd D. Flaherty ’70 (A&S), of South Kingston, R.I., is president and CEO of The College Crusade of Rhode Island, the state’s most comprehensive college-readiness and scholarship program for middle and high school students in low-income urban school districts.

Cathy Raphael ’70 (VPA) of Pittsburgh is board chair of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the leading national social justice foundation committed to building the collective power of women to create positive social change.

Sally (Storch) Cooney Anderson ’71 (VPA) wrote life. I can choose, a book about her experience with suicide. The book presents her personal journal to inspire readers about the value of life and that sometimes suicide can be prevented.

Gorham L. Black III G’71 (MAX) is Maryland state director of Selective Service, a presidential appointment. Black is a Vietnam combat veteran who retired from the Army in 1990 after 27 years of service. 

Arthur Bloom ’71(A&S), G‘72 (EDU) retired after teaching biology for 38 years at Scarsdale (N.Y.) High School.

Caryl A. Oberman ’71 (A&S), an attorney representing children and their parents in education matters for more than 35 years, was named a 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine and Law and Politics magazine. 

James Dunford ’72 (A&S), professor emeritus of clinical medicine and surgery at the University of California San Diego Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, received the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award and presented the Leonard Tow Lecture to the Class of 2014 at the UCSD School of Medicine White Coat ceremony.

Ned Tillman ’73 (A&S) of Columbia, Md., won the 2010 Excellence in Journalism Award from the Renewable Natural Resource Foundation for his book The Chesapeake Watershed: A Sense of Place and a Call to Action (Chesapeake Book Company). The book also was selected as the 2010 winner of the Best Book on Environmental and Natural Resources by the American Society for Public Administration.

Louise Antony ’75 (A&S), professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, wrote  Philosophers Without Gods: Meditations on Atheism and the Secular Life (Oxford University Press). The book highlights the richness of atheistic belief as a morally fulfilling way of life.

Roy J. Evans L’75 (LAW), a partner with Schenck, Price, Smith & King, will continue to serve his clients at the firm’s new headquarters in Florham Park, N.J.

Jane Felsen Gertler ’75 (A&S/NEW) of Great Neck, N.Y., is an associate director of marketing at Helpern Architects. She is a certified professional services marketer, which is the model of excellence established by the Society for Marketing Professional Services.

Tannaz Khosrowshahi Rahman ’76 (NEW) rediscovered her original avocation for languages by teaching at Transemantics International Language Institute in Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Chelakian Duncan ’77 (A&S) is the 2010 recipient of the American Library Association Government Documents Round Table’s Bernadine Abbott Hoduski Founders Award for her outstanding work at the New York State Library to improve public access to New York State government information.

Dan Glazier ’77 (SWK), executive director and general counsel for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, received an Unsung Hero Award from the St. Louis Jewish Light for his “commitment to bettering people’s lives.”

Steven Paquette ’77 (NEW), L’79 (LAW), a member of the Syracuse-based Green & Seifter law firm, was named to the 2010 issue of New York Super Lawyers—Upstate Edition. His law practice navigates complex divorce and family law matters.

Yahya Tabesh G’77 (A&S), professor of mathematics at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, was one of two mathematicians to win the prestigious Paul Erdös Award for 2010 granted by the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions. The award is given for “sustained and distinguished contribution to the enrichment of mathematics education.”

Susan Williams ’77 (A&S), of Spring House, Pa., wrote Anna’s Secret Legacy (Infinity Publishing), a novel about a World War II love affair between an American pilot and a research scientist who makes a remarkable discovery that can revolutionize medicine or—in the wrong hands—wipe out humanity.

Brent Marchant ’78 (NEW) is contributing writer to the metaphysical web site

Chris G. Trapp ’78 (WSM) of Alden, N.Y., joined the law firm of Josephine A. Greco & Associates. The firm’s name will be changed to Greco & Trapp after the first of the year. Trapp will continue to focus his practice on municipal, education, and labor law in addition to commercial litigation.

Michael Kolbert ’79 (WSM) of Boca Raton, Fla., is chief financial officer for the Holland Sheltair Aviation Group in Ft. Lauderdale. The company is a fully integrated developer of general aviation properties as well as a fixed base operator at 13 airports located throughout Florida, Georgia, and New York.

D. Richard McDonald G’79 (MAX), leader of the securities-public company practice area for Dykema law firm in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., was named one of the “Best Lawyers in America 2011” by the Woodward/White legal referral guide. His practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions, and corporate finance and securities transactions.


Melissa Freedman Croteau ’80 (CHE) is chief marketing officer of the Nixon Peabody law firm. Working out of the firm’s Boston office, Croteau co-leads the firm’s sales and marketing department, which supports 700 attorneys across 17 offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

James E. Graves Jr. L’80 (LAW), G’81 (MAX), Mississippi Supreme Court presiding justice, was nominated by President Obama for a seat on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Barnet Sherman ’80 (A&S) completed work on the movie Safe House. He is now represented by LuAnne Bernier of Monarch Talent Agency. 

Dilafruz Moradian Williams G’81 (MAX), G’87 (EDU), professor of educational leadership and policy at Portland State University, is chair of the Council of Great City Schools. The council’s mission is to promote the cause of urban schools and to advocate for inner-city students. 

Anthony Di Renzo ’82 (NEW), G’90 (A&S), a classical rhetoric and professional writing teacher at Ithaca College, wrote Bitter Greens: Essays on Food, Politics, and Ethnicity from the Imperial Kitchen (SUNY Press). He and his wife, Sharon E. Ahlers G’93 (IST), live in Ithaca.

Jim Condelles ’83 (NEW) is communications manager, flight services, for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle. He also manages Boeing’s executive blog, “Randy’s Journal.”

John Robert Greene G’83 (Max), the Paul J. Schupf Professor of History and Humanities at Cazenovia College, wrote America in the Sixties (SU Press), a book that “vividly brings to life arguably the most important and complex decade of the 20th century.” 

James Vacca ’83 (EDU), associate professor and chair of the Department of Special Education and Literacy at Long Island University/C.W. Post campus, received a Child Abuse and Neglect/Family Violence Volunteer/Professional Award from the Suffolk County Advisory Committee on Child Protection and Suffolk County Task Force to Prevent Family Violence.

Mary Alice Smolarek ’84 (A&S), a partner in Wright, Constable & Skeen law firm, was elected to a two-year term on the Maryland State Bar Association’s Board of Governors. She has been named among Maryland’s Super Lawyers for estate planning and probate for the past four years.

Lisa A. Coppola ’85 (NEW/WSM), L’89 (LAW), partner at Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham & Coppola in Buffalo, was selected to New York Super Lawyers—Upstate Edition 2010 for her practice in business and employment litigation.

David Kalvitis ’85 (VPA) of Rochester, N.Y., is a puzzle designer and independent publisher whose popular Greatest Dot-to-Dot book series sold more than one-half million copies. His loyal customers from Denmark to Mexico are looking forward to two more books scheduled for release in February 2011.

Chet Lasell ’85 (VPA) of East Greenwich, R.I., launched Greenwich Bay Public Relations, offering consulting services to clients in the high tech, insurance, and manufacturing sectors.

Timothy J. Siegfried G’85 (MAX), L’85 (LAW), an attorney with Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, spoke at the 2010 Lehigh Valley Energy and Environmental Conference and Expo on “Dealing with Distressed Properties: What You Need to Know to Move a Stalled Project Site.” 

David Siroty ’85 (A&S/NEW) of Westfield, N.J., is vice president of North American Communications for Coldwell Banker Real Estate. He has worked in public relations for 25 years in the sports, TV, agency, and university industries, and wrote a 2002 baseball book titled The Hit Men and the Kid Who Batted Ninth. 

Ronald D. Smith ’85 (NEW), chair and professor of the communications department at Buffalo State College, received the Public Relations Society of America Buffalo/ Niagara’s 2010 Board of Directors’ Distinguished Service Award. Smith was honored for representing the highest ideals of ethics and professional integrity. 

Gregory Horton ’86 (VPA) is appearing in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway musical, With Glee.

Laura Kesselman ’86 (NEW) was elected to the board of directors of the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Steve Rosenboro ’86 (VPA) of Atlanta is managing attorney of operations at Cox Enterprises, a leading communication, media,
and automotive services company. 

Martin J. Wimmer ’86 (VPA) won first prize for his choral work “Peace” in the Vincent Brown Silliman 2010 Choral Anthem Competition sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network.

Jim Greiner ’87 (LCS) of Golden, Colo., is chief operations officer for Healthagen, a Denver-based health care technology company. As COO, he will help the company evolve from an early-stage healthcare technology company into a growing and scalable leader in the mobile healthcare industry.

William Baxley ’88 (ARC) is vice president and director of design at the Minneapolis division of Leo A Daley, an internationally renowned architecture, planning, engineering, interior design, and program management firm.

Ken Hunter ’88 (A&S), vice president account services, at R&J Public Relations in Bridgewater, N.J., was elected president of the New Jersey Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. 

Peter Shapiro L’88 (LAW) is a partner with Arnstein & Lehr’s bankruptcy and creditor’s rights practice group in Fort Lauderdale.

Kalena Cook G’89 (VPA), of Southlake, Texas, co-wrote Birthing a Better Way (University of North Texas Press), a Mayborn Literary Nonfiction award winner. The book offers evidence-based science with more than 52 encouraging stories  for expectant mothers interested in alternatives to hospital birthing.

Gisele Marcus ’89 (WSM) is a change management director for Johnson Controls, which manages facilities and real estate for Fortune 500 companies. She leads the account mobilization process for Amalgamated Bank of South Africa, and was profiled in the July issue of Black Enterprise in an article on “The Job Seeker’s Readiness Guide.”

Melissa Richards-Person ’89 (NEW), senior director of advertising and promotions for Papa John’s International, was named a “Woman to Watch” for 2010 by Advertising Age. The honor recognizes women in advertising, marketing, and media who have played significant roles in defining the future of their fields. 

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Louis Aronson L’90 (LAW), an attorney with 20 years of experience in the gaming and racino (race track and casino) industries, merged his law firm, Ruben & Aronson, with Washington, D.C.-based Saul Ewing LLP, to expand their gaming capabilities.

Virginia A. Gonzales ’90 (NEW), director of admissions and office of special programs at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, received the Distinguished Administrator of the Year Award 2010 at the Tisch School of the Arts Asia. She travels between New York and Singapore to promote international education in media and the performing arts.

Kirk Narburgh G’90 (ARC), a partner at King + King Architects in Syracuse, is a board member of Francis House, which provides a home for terminally ill people so they can die with dignity.

John Robinson ’90 (NEW) of Glenmont, N.Y., is general manager of Axxess Productions owned by WCNY, Syracuse, offering client service in video production and multimedia web content. He lives in the capital region of New York State and travels to meet clients.

Kevin Chernett ’91 (VPA) is executive vice president of Chicago-based Live Nation Entertainment, a search engine for concert promotion, venue operations, sponsorship, ticketing, e-commerce, and artist management.

Kerrie Restieri Heslin ’91 (WSM), a partner at Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, was named a New Jersey Super Lawyer and honored as a “Woman of Distinction” by the Executive Women of New Jersey. She lives in Jefferson Township, N.J., with her husband and two children.

Kurt Thurmaier G’91 (MAX), a professor and director of the Division of Public Administration at Northern Illinois University, co-edited City-County Consolidation: Promises Made, Promises Kept?, which offers an analysis of merging a major municipality and county to form a united government. 

Penny Pasque ’92 (VPA), assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, wrote American Higher Education, Leadership and Policy: Critical Issues and the Public Good (Palgrave Macmillan).

Amy Rosenthal ’92 (VPA) of Boca Raton, Fla., is one of the women featured in Previvors: Facing the Breast Cancer Gene and Making Life-Changing Decisions (Avery) written by Dina Roth Port.

Amy Gerhart Favreau ’93 (NEW) of Mechanicsville, Va., serves on the American Marketing Association’s  Professional Chapters Council. She serves as a mentor for professional chapters across the country, coordinates a national volunteer database, and participates in a variety of council initiatives.

Gregory Roberts ’93 (LCS) is a lieutenant colonel in the 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group at the Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan. He is part of the advisory team responsible for training more than 400 Afghanistan Air Force personnel. 

Patrick Volz ’93 (VPA) of Northfield, Vermont, works at the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies at Norwich University, from which he  graduated cum laude with a master’s degree in public administration in June. 

Deborah Moore Ellsworth ’94 (NEW) is associate vice president of marketing and membership for the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh.

Kevin Kramer ’94 (WSM) of Hoboken, N.J., is vice president of legal affairs and general counsel for the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rahway.

Richard C. Peagler G’94 (EDU) was designated director emeritus of counseling and student development after 38 years of service at SUNY Cortland. He and his wife, Vashti, live in Cortland.

Michael Rosen ’94 (A&S) is president of Oggifinogi, an advanced media advertising company, located in New York City.

Cheryl Hoffman ’95 (CHE) of Washington, D.C., was selected by the American Psychological Association as the 2010-11 Jacquelin Goldman Congressional Fellow. She will spend one year as a congressional staff member working on policies that affect children and youth.

Lisa Weinzimer Shaiken ’95 (WSM) and her husband, Andrew, announce the birth of twin daughters, who join sister Jenna.

Bryan Reyhani ’96 (A&S), a partner at the Loeb & Loeb law firm in New York City, works in the securities litigation, arbitration, and regulatory enforcement department. He lives in Woodbury, N.Y., with his wife, Tracy, and daughters Ava and Chloe.

Sarah Layden ’97 (NEW), associate professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue in Indianapolis, won first and second place in the Society of Professional Journalists’ “Best in Indiana” competition for two NUVO Newsweekly articles covering social justice issues.

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Kimberly Ann Bart ’98 (A&S), G’99 (MAX), assistant dean of public interest and pro bono at Duke University School of Law, was honored as a distinguished alumna of Tonawanda (N.Y.) High School for making a “lasting impression” through her life’s work.

Amy Warshaw Fiore ’98 (VPA) and her husband, Anthony Fiore ’98 (A&S), of Scotch Plains, N.J., announce the birth of their second daughter, Mackenzie Gray. Amy is managing director of TADA! Youth Theater in New York City, and Anthony is a sales associate/operations manager for Weichert Realtors and the Shallis Group in Hoboken and Madison, N.J.

Micah Gelman ’98 (NEW), executive producer of U.S. Video at The Associated Press, led the teams that won a Webby Award for live coverage of the Obama inauguration, and four national Murrow Awards for investigative, hard news, and feature reporting, and continuing coverage.

Richard “Trace” Haythorn ’98 (EDU) is executive director of The Frazer Center in Atlanta, which serves children and adults with disabilities.

Maryann Makekau ’98 (A&S) of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., wrote the Little Pink Book series, which provides a look at cancer through a child’s eyes while giving children and adults the understanding, courage, and hope needed during a loved one’s journey.

Barry “Steve” Watson ’98 (NEW) is vice president of product development planning and operations at K12 Inc., a “virtual public school” offering online educational programs for underperforming students. He resides in Centreville, Va., with his wife, Katie Sherwood Watson ’99 (EDU), and their daughter, Chloe.

Laurenn Vertal Wolpoff ’98 (NEW) and her husband, Jason, announce the birth of their son, Jacob Dylan. Wolpoff is an account supervisor at CJP Communications in New York.

Paul Youkilis ’98 (IST) married Jessica Evans. They reside in New York City, where Paul is an associate attorney at Morris Duffy Alonso and Faley.

Stephen Cohen ’99 (NEW) is vice president of media relations at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York City. 

Eva Toth Dunn G’99 (MAX) is outreach coordinator at the European Union Center of Excellence in Seattle. This position allows her to create programs for University of Washington students to engage with practitioners from the EU institutions.

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Darlene Burgos Grande ’00 (VPA), a music teacher at Frangus Elementary School in Orlando, Fla., won the 2010 OCPS/Kessler Grand Bohemian Scholarship Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Fine Arts in Elementary Music.

Elizabeth Gebler Griswold ’00 (NEW) and husband, Douglas Griswold ’00 (A&S), announce the birth of their son, Chase Douglas. The Griswolds live in northern Kentucky, just outside of Cincinnati.

Jackie McPartland ’01 (NEW) married Greg Krueger. They reside in Morristown, N.J.

Elizabeth Queen Nelsen G’02 (CHE) is a clinical assistant professor in the general pediatrics division at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Jennifer Ford Phoenix ’02 (A&S/EDU) and husband, Timothy Phoenix ’02 (A&S), of Memphis, Tenn., announce the birth of their daughter, Josephine Daphne.

Carrie Soults ’02 (IST) began walking the Appalachian Trail in Georgia last spring with the goal of raising the SU flag at the top of Mount Katahdin in Maine by fall. A daily blog of her journey can be found at

Koren Zailckas ’02 (NEW) of Brooklyn wrote Fury, a follow-up to her first book, Smashed. A review says it is “...a dazzling work with unexpected literary gut-punches.” 

Lisa Belodoff G’03 (WSM) is director of marketing at LightWorks Optics in Southern California.

Dominic Francese ’03 (A&S) is a health communication intern at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda. 

Gavin Reynolds ’03 (NEW) is associate attorney at the Rochester, N.Y., office of Phillips Lytle, a full-service law firm with offices across New York State.

Adam Ritchie ’03 (NEW) owns Adam Ritchie Direction, a public relations firm named the global communications agency for Nuna, a Dutch company specializing in baby gear. His band, The Light Out, headlined a showcase at the CMJ Music Marathon and was featured on VH1.

Pamela Schultz ’03 (A&S) of Hickory, N.C., earned a master of social work degree from UNC Charlotte.

Philip Tamoutselis ’03 (A&S), associate marketing manager at Nestlé in Cleveland, earned a master’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University. 

Lindsay Aspell ’04 (NEW) of Los Angeles, launched The Nanny League, an elite placement agency that matches high-profile families with college-educated and highly competent professional nannies.

Albert Birney ’04 (VPA) and Jon Moses Liener ’06 (NEW) produced the independent film The Beast Pageant, which premiered at the Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y. (

Rachel Bone ’04 (VPA) and her husband, Phil Davis ’04 (VPA), run Red Prairie Press—a screen-printed apparel company in Baltimore ( 

Lila Carney G’04 (NEW) of Hamden, Conn., is assistant director of student media at Quinnipiac University.

Allyson Collins ’04 (A&S/NEW) is a public relations and marketing writer/editor at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

Ashley Hanry ’04 (NEW), G’11 (EDU) married HeeRak Kang ’04 (LCS). She is director of Syracuse’s South Side community newspaper, The Stand, and he is a quality engineer for Welch Allyn in Skaneateles, N.Y.

Alison Riede ’04 (VPA) earned a master’s degree in art education and teaches art in Santa Barbara, Calif. She started Sugar Cat Studio, a company that specializes in decorative made-to-order cupcake wrappers. She hosts local cupcake baking parties and wine pairing events.

Melissa Clark ’05 (NEW) is an account supervisor for Weber Shandwick’s Detroit office, providing on-site media relations support for Buick and GM.

Tommy Lincoln G’05 (NEW) is interactive art director at Eric Mower and Associates in Syracuse.

William “Blake” Whyte ’05 (VPA) performed on Broadway in the musical Wicked as a member of the onstage ensemble and understudy for the role of Fiyero, and is to appear in Mamma Mia this fall.

Jason Zone Fisher ’06 (NEW) won The Ultimate Summer Job contest to promote Gillette’s new Fusion ProGlide razor. He traveled cross country for six weeks to promote the new razor at major sports and music events; See his audition video at

Bernardett K. Jno-Finn ’06 (A&S) founded Nica Naturals, a company specializing in natural products that promote a holistic approach to health, beauty, and wellness. She was a featured exhibitor at the official gifting suite for the 2010 Miss Universe pageant.

Christos Mountzouros ’06 (NEW) is an independent sales rep for top design and non-traditional media production companies at New York-based Ziegler/Jakubowicz.

Tempest Wolfe Bisang ’07 (A&S) and her husband, Scott Bisang ’07 (NEW), announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Abiageal. They reside in Glen Allen, Va. 

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Lindsay Adler ’08 (NEW) is a professional portrait and fashion photographer working in New York and abroad. She co-authored A Linked Photographers’ Guide to Online Marketing and Social Media (Cengage), a resource for understanding essential social networking and new media tools for business success.

Aaron Adelson ’09 (NEW) is a reporter/producer at KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa.

Cassie Barry ’09 (NEW), an employee of, is host of a new web show about healthy eating and controversial ingredients that may affect people with food allergies and behavioral problems. Her show can be found at

Caroline Carr Greco ’09 (NEW) is a production associate for Henninger Media Services in Washington, D.C.  She was elected to the board of directors of Women in Film and Video, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, television, video, multimedia, and related disciplines.

Lisa Klapper ’09 (WSM) is an assistant planner/buyer at Crowley Webb, a full-service marketing communications agency in Buffalo.

Jason Tarr ’09 (A&S/NEW) is a general assignment reporter for ABC-affiliate KOTA-TV in Rapid City, S.D.

Gregg Tobin ’09 (A&S) is marketing assistant at Garvey Communication Associates in Springfield, Mass.

Lisa Cialfi G’10 (NEW) is account coordinator at Travers Collins & Company, a Buffalo-based integrated marketing communications firm. She works with such clients as Dunkin’ Donuts, New York State Podiatric Medical Association, Taste of Buffalo, and the Buffalo Home & Garden Show.

LeAnne St. Gelais G’10 (EDU), is a residence director at Alfred State College in Alfred, N.Y.