Syracuse University Magazine

Class Notes


Kenneth H. Bradt '48, G'50 (A&S) was elected to the Oakfield-Alabama (N.Y.) High School Hall of Fame as a "Leadership Development Pioneer." He retired in 2003 following a career as an organizational psychologist and moved from Florida to Des Moines, Iowa, with his wife, Thelma, to be near their daughter and grandchildren.   

Patrick McCarthy '48 (A&S) and wife Patricia of Oneida, N.Y., celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in April. He has won gold medals in the New York State Senior Games for nine years in a row, and will compete again this year in horseshoes, tennis, and badminton. 

Bob Klein '49 (A&S) of Culver City, Calif., is co-executive producer of the Festival of New American Musicals, now in its third season throughout Southern California.  


Joseph F. Zimmerman G'51, G'54 (MAX) wrote Regulating the Business of Insurance in a Federal System and Congress: Facilitator of State Action (State University of New York Press). A third book, Horizontal Federalism: Interstate Relations, will be published next year. He is a political science professor in Rockefeller College at the University of Albany. 

Robert A. Juran '52 (A&S) of Oregon City, Ore., published four new books: Lost Innocence: America in the Best of Times, 1900-1920; The Encyclopedic Guide to American Birthplaces; 237 Folk Singers and Their 10,000 Songs; and America's 667 Scenic Highways

Penny (Hudes-Ann) Drexler Kronengold '53 (VPA) exhibited a collection of paintings and drawings, Horses, Carousels, Child's Play, at the First Street Gallery in New York City. 

Douglas W. Ayres G'54 (MAX) of Sedona, Ariz., received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Roanoke College in Salem, Va. He was cited for "aiding hundreds of governments to improve operations, finances, and management" while a consultant with the University of Chicago's National Center subsidiary, PAS.

Donald F. Megnin '54 (A&S), G'65 (MAX), G'68 (MAX), Professor Emeritus for International Politics at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, has published five books in his retirement years: a trilogy of novels The Security of Silence, A Conspiracy of Silence, and The Struggle to Survive; and two autobiographical books: A Farm Boy Sees the World and Moments in Time: A Memoir. Donald lives in East Syracuse and New Smyrna Beach, Fla., with his wife, Julia King Megnin G'65 (EDU). 

Zaven S. Ayanian '55 (A&S), a physician at Parker Family Health Center in Red Bank, N.J., earned a 2010 Award for Excellence in Volunteerism from the American Medical Association Foundation. A mentor, teacher, and leader, he was recognized for his dedication to providing health care for the uninsured, working poor in Monmouth County, N.J. In 2009, he and his wife, Lorraine Chesna Ayanian '59 (NUR), celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.    

Lawrence M. Ginsburg L'55 (LAW) of Atlanta wrote Tales of and about Jewish Youth During the Fin-de-siècle Era: An Annotated Gazette for a Transitional Decade in Upstate New York (University Press of America), which explores life at Jewish orphanages, examines a weekly Jewish journal, and profiles individuals and Jewish associations.  

Judith Taylor Gold '55 (A&S) of Syracuse published a short fiction piece, "Dry Spell," in the April 2010 issue of The Bitter Oleander, a magazine of contemporary international poetry and short fiction.

Janet Teitell Langsam '55 (CHE), executive director of the ArtsWestchester council, received the Woman of the Year award from the Westchester County Federation of Women's Clubs. 

Charles V. Willie G'57 (MAX), H'92 co-authored A New Look at Black Families (Roman & Littlefield). The sixth edition of his book—a revealing study of how race, class, and family matter in 21st-century America—now features a chapter on the Obama family.

Cindy Blum Fries '58 (SDA) and Arthur L. Fries '58 (WSM) celebrated 50 years of marriage in March. Arthur is a disability claim consultant.

Hall Groat Sr. '59 (VPA) of Manlius, N.Y., was featured in The Peacetime Draft During the Cold War, a book by Mel Rubenstein '57 (WSM). In the book, Groat describes life as a Korean combat veteran and his experiences as an occupational soldier. A self-employed artist whose paintings and murals are showcased in Syracuse, Groat has published several letters and stories and is writing a book about the business of art.  

June Buchanan ’13


Leonard C. Homer '61 (A&S), a health care attorney with Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver in Baltimore, is on the list of "Maryland Super Lawyers" published in the January 2010 issue of the Maryland Super Lawyers magazine. 

Donna L. Miceli '62 (NEW/VPA) of Fort Myers, Fla., is the 2009-10 administrator of web site and Internet technology for the American Medical Writers Association. A self-employed copywriter, editor, and public relations consultant specializing in health care communications and business-to-business writing, she has written numerous health care books, patient education brochures, and other publications. 

Harry M. Bobonich G'64 (A&S) retired from Shippensburg (Pa.) University as dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research. He wrote his fifth book, The Great Depression: Hard Times in the Coal Region, which includes articles from newspapers in Schuylkill County during the 1930s and a section depicting the hardships of women.

Richard W. Cost '64 (A&S) is retiring after six years active duty in the Navy and 40 years in higher education. For the last eight years he served as president of the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

James A. Jacobs '65 (A&S), G'66 (NEW), G'74 (MAX), wrote Transgressions (Palo Alto Books), a coming-of-age novel about the son of a Jewish professional boxer who makes a life-changing discovery while being sheltered on an Indian reservation. Jacobs is an ex-Marine and former journalist who lives with his wife, Susan, in Berkeley, Calif., and teaches English at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill.   

Harvey Kaiser G'65 (ARC), G'74 (MAX) of Syracuse wrote his 15th book, Strategic Capital Development: The New Model for Campus Investment (Association of Physical Plant Administrators), which presents an innovative approach for planning higher capital investments. 

Marsha McCreadie '65 (A&S) of New York City wrote Documentary Superstars: How Today's Filmmakers are Reinventing the Form (Allworth Press), which explores how past documentary filmmakers laid the groundwork for today's works.

Howard Ross '65 (SDA) of Charlotte, N.C., teaches English as a second language at International House, an international diversity center that promotes multicultural understanding.

Judith Emerline Bertini '66 (A&S) of Annandale, Va., retired after more than 35 years of service with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice, where she was deputy assistant administrator for intelligence.

James J. Magee G'66 (SWK) of New Rochelle, N.Y., wrote "Early Church Models of Some Elderly Ministries," published in the spring 2010 edition of the Catholic spirituality journal Review for Religious

Steve Kroft '67 (NEW), SU trustee and noted broadcast journalist with CBS's 60 Minutes, was inducted into the Howard County Hall of Legends in his hometown of Kokomo, Ind.

John Favalo '68 (NEW), managing partner for Group B2B at Eric Mower and Associates, received the G.D. Crain Award for business-to-business marketing excellence at the 2010 National Business Marketing Association (BMA) Conference. The award carries with it election to the BMA Hall of Fame and an honorarium from the Crain Foundation. 

Barry "Bob" Roth '68 (Utica) of Montgomery, N.Y., is known as "The College & Career Success Coach." His most recent book, College Success: Advice for Parents of High School and College Students, inspires parents to team up with their children to ensure they perform well in college and land a good-paying job with a respected employer after graduation.

Roger Simpson '68 (A&S), a plastic surgeon at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, was named one of Long Island's Top Doctors by Newsday. A senior partner who has been with the practice since 1980, he directs the Center for Facial Paralysis, restoring loss of facial nerve function caused by stroke, disease, or traumatic injury. He also focuses on burn reconstruction and hand surgery, as well as performing general plastic and reconstructive surgery.  

Bruce Bloch '69 (A&S), L'71 (LAW) of Fair Lawn, N.J., teaches negotiation, dispute resolution, contracts, real estate, and other courses at various colleges and at Lot and Block  

Ray Brown '69 (A&S) wrote Linda and the Robot (Bookemon), a children's storybook and a sequel to Linda and the Time Machine.

John D. Hardy '69 (A&S), G'70 (LCS) retired as a member of the principal professional staff from The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Md. He worked on various Department of Defense and Department of Transportation programs during his 34 years at the lab.

Mike Krebs '69 (LCS), G'73 (WSM) of Hudson, N.H., joined the sales team at Hamamatsu, a leading supplier of photonic components and systems, continuing a career focus on electronic test and measurement systems. He plays soccer in a competitive league and is a youth and college referee, and enjoys skiing and hiking in the White Mountains.  

Richard Sherman '69 (A&S) married Donna Tirado. They reside in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Claire Cook ’77


Jeffrey Fuchs '70 (A&S) of Eden, N.Y., earned a J.D. degree from the University of Buffalo Law School in May 2009 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in February 2010.

Stephen Katz G'70 (WSM) is regional manager of government services at Retired, a company in Los Angeles. He recently retired as a colonel after 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, having served in 350 combat missions and two tours in Vietnam. 

Augustine Ubaldi '70 (LCS) of North Olmsted, Ohio, is working as an expert witness in the fields of aviation and railroads. He also completed teaching three classes in the construction engineering technology program at Cuyahoga Community College. 

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. 

Joanne Mehling Budler '71 (A&S) is the 16th state librarian for Kansas, appointed by Governor Mark Parkinson and confirmed by the Kansas Senate in February. 

Nicholas Donofrio G'71 (LCS) was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization that provides systems engineering, research and development, and information technology support to several  federal government agencies.

Roslyn A. Mazer '71 (A&S) is inspector general of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in Washington, D.C., responsible for policy direction and inquiries related to the office's programs and operations.

John Triggs L'71 (LAW) of Nashville was named one of Tennessee's "Best 150 Lawyers" by Business TN magazine. He was chosen out of 18,000 practicing lawyers for his expertise in property law.

Karen DeCrow L'72 (LAW) received the President's Medal from SUNY Oswego, recognizing her pioneering work in gender equality.

Kevin F. McMurray '72 (A&S), a freelance journalist living in Brewster, N.Y., wrote One Dark Night, a crime book about Carlos Perez-Olivo, a disbarred attorney convicted of murdering his wife of 30 years in Chappaqua, N.Y., in 2008.  

Shelley Rotner '72 (A&S) of Northampton, Mass., co-wrote and illustrated Shades of People (Holiday House), a nonfiction book for preschoolers. She is an award-winning author and photo-illustrator of more than 30 books who has had photographs published in National Geographic and other magazines.  

Sharon Steingard '72 (A&S) is a partner at the Philadelphia law firm of Willig, Williams and Davidson. An author and frequent lecturer, she is an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Susan Sherman Stendhal '73 (A&S), a certified fund-raising executive since 2002, is director of development for the Eastern New England Council of Hostelling International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding, environmental stewardship, and world peace through travel. 

Ned Tillman G'73 (A&S) received an award from the American Society for Public Administration for The Chesapeake Watershed: A Sense of Place and a Call to Action (Chesapeake Book Company). His book was also recognized as the 2010 Best Book on Environmental and Natural Resources.

Judith L. Howe G'74 (MAX), geriatrics professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will be the next editor of Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, effective January 2011. 

Susan Schwartz Hubbard '74 (A&S/NEW), G'84 (A&S), professor of English at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, has published her seventh book, The Season of Risks (Simon & Schuster).

Barry R. Kogut '74 (A&S) of Syracuse, N.Y., is the new chair of the 1,158-member Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. A partner at Bond, Schoeneck & King, he concentrates his practice in environmental law, including federal and state regulatory compliance and enforcement matters.

Omer Bin Abdullah G'75 (NEW) of Herndon, Va., is editor of Islamic Horizons, the flagship magazine for the Islamic Society of North America. The magazine was among the winners of the 2010 DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards presented by the Religion Communicators Council for demonstrating excellence in religious communications and public relations. 

Philip Geier G'75, G'80 (MAX), executive director and co-founder of the Davis United World College Scholars Program, was the 2010 commencement speaker at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Sharon R. Klein '75 (SW), a partner with Pepper Hamilton law firm of Irvine, Calif., was elected to the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange health care data.

Tom Klinkowstein G'75 (NEW), president of Media A in New York City, wrote and performed with Alicia Howes in a one-minute video, The Symposium, 2030, at CeBit, an international technology conference in Hannover, Germany. The presentation uses Plato's dialogue as a metaphor for the melding of the physical and virtual worlds during the next two decades. 

Jane Varieur LeClair '75 (A&S), G'89 (EDU) has been named dean of the School of Business and Technology at Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y.

Thomas Fensch G'77 (NEW) wrote Behind Islands in the Stream: Hemingway, Cuba, the FBI, and the Crook Factory (iUniverse), which explores the back story of the Ernest Hemingway novel. Fensch is the author of 29 nonfiction books and is chair of the mass communications department at Virginia Union University in Richmond. 

James L. Hale L'77 (LAW) of Webster, N.Y., takes a humorous look at golf in his new book, Golf Sonnets, which features 18 amusing illustrated Shakespearean sonnets about the links from tee to green. 

Steven A. Paquette '77 (NEW), L'79 (LAW), an attorney with the Syracuse law firm of Green & Seifter, co-conducted a seminar at the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce. The presentation offered insight to businesses regarding New York State increases in investigations into sales tax delinquency. 

Victor Vallo Jr. '77 (VPA) is professor of music and chair of the music department at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Ga. He was formerly chair of the music department  at Immaculata University in Pennsylvania (2004-10) and the music director/conductor of the Anderson Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina (2001-04).

Karen J. Docter G'78 (CHE), G'81 (EDU), L'90 (LAW) was honored by Onondaga Community College in Syracuse to be part of Alumni Faces, a permanent display recognizing alumni who have made significant contributions to the betterment of society through their professional pursuits, community involvement, and humanitarian efforts. Docter has a law practice in Fayetteville, N.Y., concentrating on family law.  

Cheryl Bernstein '79 (NEW) married Brian Hebb. They reside in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Laurie Fabiano '79 (VPA) wrote Elizabeth Street (AmazonEncore), a multigenerational historical fiction based on her own family narratives and a deep understanding of the Italian American experience. 

Gary A. Grossman '79 (WSM), a managing partner at Green & Seifter Certified Public Accountants in Syracuse, joined the Everson Museum of Art board of directors. He also earned the personal financial counselor designation with MHN Government Services, allowing him to provide financial management services to military families and service members.   

Sharon A. McAuliffe G'79, (MAX),  L'92 (LAW) of Jamesville, N.Y., an attorney with Green & Seifter, spoke at the 2010 Estate Planning Update held in Syracuse.  

William J. Rita '79 (A&S) and wife Ena Marini announce the birth of their son, William Fabrizio. They reside in New York City.


Roger Crosley G'80 (NEW), coordinator of athletic operations at Emerson College in Boston, was inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame.

Caroline Wise Fox '80 (ARC) is architect for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, responsible for all planning, design, and construction on the 500-acre campus.

S. Scott Rohrer '80 (A&S/NEW) of Arlington, Va., wrote Wandering Souls: Protestant Migrations in America, 1630-1865 (University of North Carolina Press). The book, which examines the migration patterns of eight religious groups, suggests that Protestant migrants in early America relocated in search of salvation, Christian community, and reform. 

Nemir Matos-Cintrón '81 (NEW) of Orlando, Fla., was one of 60 international writers invited to participate in the first Festival de la palabra, held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She also was honored for her pioneering work in gay and lesbian literature by the literary group, Homoerótica, at a reading in Puerto Rico called "Labiosas."

Susan Dunn Zimmerman '81 (VPA) received a U.S. patent for her Escutcheon Plate Design, used for bath accessories installation. She is the founder of Nifty Nob Inc., a company that designs and manufactures cabinet hardware and bath accessories. She lives in Boulder, Colo., with her husband and two children.

James M. Donovan G'82 (MAX), a history professor at Pennsylvania State University at Mont Alto, 

wrote Juries and the Transformation of Criminal Justice in France in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (University of North Carolina Press). The book takes a comprehensive approach to the history of the jury in modern France by investigating the legal, political, socio-cultural, and intellectual aspects of jury trial from the Revolution through the 20th century.  

Michael Morin '82 (ARC) is manager of the architectural department at Stahlman Group engineering and construction management firm in Concord, N.H. He is president of the American Institute of Architects, New Hampshire chapter, and passed the California Supplemental Exam, which grants him his 23rd architectural license in the United States.

Stephen S. Muhich L'82 (LAW) of Ada, Mich., a member of the litigation department at the Dykema law firm, was named to the BTI Consulting Group's Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms 2010. The list honors a select group of attorneys who were identified by clients for having delivered superior service to Fortune 1000 clients.

Mike Pina '82 (NEW/WSM) is program manager for communications with the Federal Highway Administration (U.S. Department of Transportation), based in Washington, D.C.

Matthew R. Ryan '82 (A&S/NEW) is president of Global Brands for Euro RSCG Worldwide and chief marketing officer of Havas Worldwide, the holding company's group of advertising, marketing, and design firms.

Joseph W. Smith '82 (A&S/NEW) of Montoursville, Pa., wrote The Psycho File: A Comprehensive Guide to Hitchcock's Classic Shocker (McFarland). The book examines the 1960 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, including the story's origins, production details, a literary analysis, and the audience reactions.  

Richard S. Wald '82 (WSM/NEW), a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, was recognized on "America's Top 1,000 Advisors: State-by-State" list in Barron's magazine. He and wife, Jillian, have two daughters, Hannah and Ashley, and reside in Alamo, Calif. 

Linda Balzotti '83 (NEW), mayor of Brockton, Mass., is a member of the Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board, which advises the state's governor on building a strong workforce development system aligned with state education policies and economic development goals.

Helane Fruchter Linzer G'83 (A&S), a clinical psychologist in Pittsburgh, Pa., has opened "IvyMaven," a private practice offering individualized college admissions counseling, consulting, and coaching to gifted high school students and their families (

Andrew P. Ross '83 (WSM) of Great Neck, N.Y., is a partner at Gettry Marcus Stern & Lehrer with more than 25 years of experience in accounting and auditing services.

Linda Swanson Scott '83 (VPA), a visual journalist at the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman, won the 2009 American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors award for multimedia innovation. 

Paul Tamulynas G'83 (WSM) is a partner and general securities representative at First Financial Planners of the Palm Beaches in North Palm Beach, Fla. He previously retired as resource management officer of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command in Fort Monroe, Va., after 30 years in the federal service.

Joan Casilio Adams '84 (NEW) opened J. Adams & Associates law firm in Williamsville, N.Y. A Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1994, she has focused her practice for the past 23 years on matrimonial and family law.

Peter M. Hobaica L'84 (LAW) of Utica, N.Y., received two honors of distinction. He was selected to continue membership in the American Trial Lawyers Association, a national organization composed of the top 100 trial lawyers from each state; and he was named to the 2010 New York Super Lawyers, a list of attorneys in Upstate New York selected by their professional peers as hardworking, results-oriented, and capable lawyers.

Madelyn Sergel '84 (VPA) is founder and co-artistic director of Clockwise Theatre in Waukegan, Ill. 

John P. Edgar '85 (A&S/NEW), an estate planning and probate attorney with Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver in Baltimore, is on the list of "Maryland Super Lawyers" published in the January 2010 issue of the Maryland Super Lawyers magazine. 

Terri Ginsberg '85 (VPA) of New York City published her third book, the encyclopedic volume Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema (Scarecrow Press). She has taught at Rutgers University and Manhattanville College, and serves on the board of directors of the International Council for Middle East Studies in Washington, D.C.

Susan Kushner Resnick '85 (A&S/NEW) of Sharon, Mass., wrote Goodbye Wifes and Daughters: The Explosion of an American Town (University of Nebraska Press), the story of a 1943 coal mine disaster in Bearcreek, Montana. 

Jessica Hoffman Carroll '86 (A&S), managing director of information technology at the United States Golf Association, was named by Computerworld magazine as one of the "Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2010."  She was one of only 10 women to make the list.

Sam Liss '86 (LCS), director of business development at Harvard University, works in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, licensing innovative new technologies to other companies.  

Lucia Perillo G'86 (A&S) was nominated for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Inseminating the Elephant (Copper Canyon Press), a collection of poems, often humorous, that examine popular culture, the limits of the human body, and everyday experience. 

Michael Rinella '86 (MAX) of Albany, N.Y., is an instructor of political theory at Empire State College. He wrote Pharmakon: Plato, Drug Culture, and Identity in Ancient Athens (Lexington Books). 

Robert Siegel '86 (ARC) presented a lecture at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., introducing the Robert Siegel Architects Movement exhibition, which includes models, drawings, and full-scale detail mock-ups of the firm's work. 

Karen Morrison Harr '87 (NEW) ran the 114th Boston Marathon, and placed 69th in "overall female" at the Pittsburgh Marathon with a personal record time of 3:37:03. 

Pamela Rosen Schanwald '87 (NUR), CEO of The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center, was awarded the prestigious Diamond Award for 2010 by the Pittsburgh Business Times for her unwavering dedication to finding and solving gaps in the continuum of care for the children of Western Pennsylvania.

Peter Thomas Senese '87 (CHE/WSM), a best-selling author, wrote Chasing the Cyclone (Pacifica), a novel inspired by the true story of his successful worldwide search for his criminally abducted young son. He produced and narrated Chasing Parents: Raging into the Storms of International Parental Child Abduction, a documentary film used by governments around the world for education purposes. He was also a lead advocate of the Child Prevention Abduction Act, a landmark bill recently passed in Florida. He lives with his son in Hollywood Hills.

Pamela Parsons Alvord '88 (NEW), VP chief brand strategist at Kilgannon, an independent ad agency in Atlanta, was named to the Atlanta chapter board of governors of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

Mike Padilla G'88 (A&S) wrote The Girls from the Revolutionary Cantina (St. Martin's Press), a contemporary comedic novel about two success-driven Latina women living in Los Angeles. 

Elizabeth Rosenthal G'88 (NEW) wrote Birdwatcher (Lyons Press), a biography of 20th-century naturalist Roger Tory Peterson, who originated the concept of the field guide.

Brian A. Caswell G'89 (WSM) of Phoenix, N.Y., received the Arthur J. Dixon Public Service Award from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants in recognition of his ongoing commitment to the community. Caswell is president of Caswell & Associates, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. He and his wife, Maureen, have two daughters, Bridget and Lauren. 

Paula Charland O'Callaghan L'89 (LAW/WSM), an assistant professor in the M.B.A. program at the University of Maryland University College, and husband, Jerome O'Callaghan G'88 (MAX), associate dean of Arts and Sciences and associate professor of political science at SUNY Cortland, co-wrote "Gossip, the Office, and the First Amendment," which won the award for "best paper" at the North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business. 

George “Gar” A. Ryness IV ’95


Teresa Hansen Granger '90 (NEW), a graphic designer at Modern Press, was awarded the Junior League of Albany Sustainer Bowl in recognition of her outstanding service in the league and community. She lives in Halfmoon, N.Y., with her husband, Jeff, and twins Maggie and Sam.

Andrew Milner '90 (A&S/NEW) is a contributing writer to The Sondheim Review and Baseball: A Journal of the Early Game. This year marks his 15th anniversary as a regular contributor to the Philadelphia City Paper. He was also interviewed by Robert S. Lyons for his book On Any Given Sunday: A Life of Bert Bell (Temple University Press). 

Joseph Nelson '90 (A&S),a vice president at TD Bank in Glastonbury, Conn., brings 20 years of commercial lending and retail banking experience to the position. He also is treasurer of the First Congregational Church in Bristol, Conn., and is a coach and board member of the local Little League. 

Katrina Demetrick Russo '90 (VPA) of Liverpool, N.Y., was promoted from vice president to president and CEO of Seneca Federal Savings and Loan Association and was elected to the bank's board of directors.

Gordon Barrett '91 (A&S) is the 2010 "Worshipful Master" of Union Lodge No. 19, Free and Accepted Masons, in North Brunswick, N.J. 

John Bevilacqua '91 (CHE) of Los Angeles, directed the TV pilot for Silver Lake, a show about 30-something artists struggling with love, dating, and artistic integrity in the artistic community epicenter of L.A.

Robert Guyette '91 (A&S) of De Pere, Wis., was awarded his third Teacher of Distinction honor by the Green Bay Area Partners in Education. A teacher of language arts and social studies at De Pere High School for nine years, he advises the school newspaper and created two unique courses: Language Arts 9 for Boys Only, and Sports and Society.

Kim Lindfield '91 (A&S), a senior manager of biostatistics at Cubist Pharmaceuticals of Lexington, Mass., was named "Manager of the Year" at the company's annual awards ceremony. She and a group of colleagues were also honored as "Team of the Year."  

Kenneth H. Milch '91 (EDU/VPA) and wife Carla announce the birth of Alan Harris, who joins sisters Cassandra, Samantha, and Rebecca. Milch is assistant principal at Lamphere High School in Madison Heights, Mich., where he was the band director for 14 years. 

Michael Rosa G'91 (A&S) is assistant vice president and branch manager of Citizens Bank in Bristol, R.I.

Todd Selig '91 (A&S/MAX), administrator for the Town of Durham, N.H., has been named chair of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies board. 

George Chester Chao '92 (A&S/MAX) of Pittsburgh earned a master's degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Fla.  

Amy McCoy '92 (NEW) of Rehoboth, Mass., wrote the cookbook Poor Girl Gourmet: Eat in Style on a Bare-Bones Budget (Andrews McMeel Publishing).

Matt Prohaska '92 (NEW/WSM) is CEO of Smartclip, an online video advertising network. 

Richard Wald '92 (NEW/WSM), a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch in the San Francisco Bay area, was recognized by Barron's magazine on its list of "America's Top 1,000 Advisors: State by State." He lives in Alamo, Calif., with wife Jillian, and daughters Hannah and Ashley. 

Erin Barrett Cunia '93 (A&S), G'05 (EDU) and husband Demetrius Cunia '80 (A&S), G'84 (WSM), G'95 (IST) celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary. Demetrius works in New York City with the CUNYfirst program, an initiative to implement a single, unified enterprise resource planning system on all CUNY campuses.

Frank A. Guridy '93 (A&S), assistant professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, wrote Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow (UNC Press).

Ari Markenson '93 (A&S), a counsel attorney with Benesch in White Plains, N.Y., was the 2010 chair of the health law section of the New York State Bar Association's annual meeting. The health law section organizes health care law education programs, makes recommendations on health care law and policy, publishes the Health Law Journal, and provides a forum for health care attorneys. 

Mitchell Rosenwald G'93 (MAX), a social work professor at Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla., co-wrote Advocating for Children in Foster and Kinship Care: A Guide to Getting the Best out of the System for Caregivers and Practitioners (Columbia University).

Jeremy Gilmore Haskins '94 (A&S) and husband Kevin, of Charleston, S.C., announce the birth of their daughter, Briar Dawes. 

Paul Namaste G'94 (EDU) is a research and data analyst at Performa Higher Education, an interdisciplinary team of educational consultants in Burlington, N.C. 

Ahna R. Skop '94 (A&S) of Sun Prairie, Wis., received the Forward Under 40 Award from the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Skop teaches genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is an advocate for the PEOPLE pre-college enrichment program and minority students in science. She also maintains a cooking blog, as well as one related to her jewelry designs.

Mark R. Stover '94 (A&S) is serving a three-year term on the board of directors for the National Hydropower Association. He is the vice president of corporate affairs for Hydro Green Energy in Houston.  

Catherine Terry '94 (VPA), founder of Exceptional Events Etc., married C. David Corbin. They reside in New York City and Portsmouth, N.H.

Thomas Wailgum '94 (NEW) earned the 2009 National Digital Azbee Gold Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors for his slideshow on Starbucks' executive-immersion program. He is a senior editor at, and his work has also appeared on and, and he has been a guest on NPR's Talk of the Nation, discussing telecommuting.

Christopher Babcock G'95 (WS M) is a senior manager with Accenture in Reston, Va.

Gregory Komarow '95 (A&S) is group human resources director at Amplex in Dubai. Amplex is a Danish company that operates as a leader in utilities/smart grid technology solutions.

Kristi Lockhart '95 (EDU), a school counselor for Chesterfield Co., Va., for the past 15 years, received the 2010 Roy J. Ward Employee Leadership Recognition Award from the Virginia State Rehabilitation Council for her exceptional service to the field of vocational rehabilitation. 

Kevin Stone '95 (A&S) owns the Jug Handle Inn in Cinnaminson, N.J. The inn's "world famous" wings were featured on the Food Network show, The Best Thing I Ever Ate and on ABC's The View. He lives in Marlton, N.J. , with his wife and three sons.  

Jane L. Wals '95 (CHE), a digital art teacher at Pelham (N.Y.) Memorial High School for 13 years, was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education. She was also recognized by her peers for achievement and leadership in education at a ceremony held at Manhattanville College.

Andrew Wasif '95 (NEW) wrote Red Sox Fans are from Mars, Yankees Fans are from Uranus (Triumph Books), a follow-up to Red Sox University. He is also featured in Red Sox and Philosophy (Open Court Press). His blog is at

Kerry R. Wills '95 (WSM) of Southington, Conn., wrote Essential Project Management Skills (CRC Press), which focuses on the skills needed by project managers.

Stacye Lyons Berk '96 (A&S) and husband Craig Berk '96 (A&S) of Rockville, Md., announce the birth of their daughter, Sloane Emma.  

Andrea L. Calvaruso L'96 (LAW) of Brooklyn, N.Y., joined the law firm of Kelley & Warren as a partner and chair of the trademark and copyright group in the intellectual property practice.

Nicole Peoples Fagan '96 (CHE) and Cobia Fagan announce the birth of their son, Cobia Carpenter Fagan Jr. They reside in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.   

Christofer Guisti '96 (NEW) and wife Marta announce the birth of their daughter, Maia Cristina. They reside in Norwich, Conn.

Gran LeCompte '96 (A&S) is managing director of employee benefits at MDW Insurance Group in Coral Gables, Fla. 

Christopher F. Lonegro '96 (LCS), an intellectual property attorney with Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver in Baltimore, is on the list of "Maryland Super Lawyers" published in the January 2010 issue of the Maryland Super Lawyers magazine. 

Janelle White Wolfe '96 (NEW) of Morgantown, Pa., is a guest host on the home shopping network, QVC. 

Edmund Harvey '97 (WSM) of Durham, N.H., is directing the Fifth Annual Aggieman Triathlon Adventure ( and the University of New Hampshire Mendum's Tri Series of races. Proceeds benefit the humanitarian aid efforts in Ethiopia led by Wide Horizons for Children, a Waltham, Mass.-based organization. 

Neil Leary '97 (A&S) and wife Joanna of West Hartford, Conn., announce the birth of their daughter, Mia Catherine. 

Hilary Lopata-Nawoj G'97 (EDU), director of the Clinton Elementary Beginner Band in the Clinton (N.Y.) Central School District, led her students to a first-place win in the fourth-grade beginner band division of the "Making Young Bands Flourish" competition sponsored by Band Brilliance Publishing.

Merrill Rosen Lynn '97 (NEW) and husband Jake Lynn '96 (A&S) of Edison, N.J., announce the birth of their son, Miles Ryan, who joins brother Harrison. 

Sharon Forman Sender '97 (A&S) and husband Craig Sender '97 (NEW) of Brookline, Mass., announce the birth of their son, Caleb James, who joins sister Hannah. Craig is the senior public relations manager at Copyright Clearance Center.  

Thomas F. Slater G'97 (IST), executive director of the Food Bank of Central New York, was honored by Onondaga Community College in Syracuse to be part of Alumni Faces, a permanent display recognizing alumni who have made significant contributions to the betterment of society through their professional pursuits, community involvement, and humanitarian efforts. 

Eren Danisoglu '98 (LCS) of Ankara, Turkey, is project manager for ECC-International Constructors/TEPE-METAG JV, working on the U.S. Embassy Kabul New Office Annex and Housing Buildings Project in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Edward Goldis '98 (A&S), an attorney with the Philadelphia personal injury law firm Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig, presented on effective use of trial exhibits at Villanova University Law School for students in an advanced trial advocacy class. 

Felix Brandon Lloyd '98 (A&S/NEW) is president and founder of Skill-Life Inc. in Pittsburgh, a provider of interactive, game-based resources focused on teaching financial skills and helping build financially healthy families and communities. The company was recently acquired by Bancvue. 

Melissa Kaplan-Charkow '98, G'01 (A&S) and husband Joshua Charkow announce the birth of their son, David Isaac, who joins sister Eliza. Kaplan-Charkow is an English and women's studies instructor at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.   

Matthew L. O'Connor G'98 (WSM) of Hamden, Conn., is dean of the School of Business and professor of finance at Quinnipiac University. He was named "Most Supportive Dean" at the Students in Free Enterprise regional championship for his unwavering support of the student organization. 

John S. Prizner III G'98 (NEW) completed the Leadership Buffalo Class Experience Program. Leadership Buffalo (N.Y.) is a network of more than 1,000 professional, business, and civic leaders committed to improving the city. 

Karen Hanney Solomon '98 (ARC) and husband Evan of Forest Hills, N.Y., announce the birth of twin boys, Jasper and Michael (Mickey). Karen is a project architect/technical director at Gensler & Associates in New York City.

Fon S. Wang '98 (ARC) a principal and owner of UCI Architects Inc. in Philadelphia, was named one of "40 Under 40" outstanding young professionals in the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey region for 2010 by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Wang was honored for leadership and community service. She also received the 2010 Outstanding Young Alumna Award from the Springside School in Chestnut Hill, Pa.

Amy Komoroski Wiwi '98 (VPA), an attorney with Lowenstein Sandler in Morristown, N.J., was named in the 2010 edition of New Jersey Rising Stars, which recognizes the state's top up-and-coming lawyers.

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

Shannon Beavis Bender '99 (EDU) and husband Damon Bender '99 (A&S) of Valley Cottage, N.Y., announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Olivia, who joins brother Jacob. 

Jason Down '99 (A&S) married Amy Wirkkala. They reside in Hermiston, Ore., where Jason is a mixed animal veterinarian.  

Kevin Fitzgerald '99 (ARC) is a resource architect director at the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C., working with the Young Architects Forum, the National Associates Committee, and the American Institute of Architects Students to advance emerging professionals' issues and initiatives. He is also defining and developing the AIA's Center for Emerging Professionals.

Sari Roth Hitchins '99 (NEW) and husband Charlie announce the birth of their daughter, Sydney Alexis. Sari is a line producer for MSNBC. They reside in East Brunswick, N.J. 

Catherine Kellogg-Barbarotta '99 (IST) of Lauderhill, Fla., was honored by the Broward County Library System for completing 10 years of service. She works in the Tamarac Branch Library in the Youth Services Division.

Ebonee Hamilton Lewis '99 (A&S) and husband Randy Lewis L'00 (LAW) of Maplewood, N.J., announce the birth of their son, Miles Everette.

James D. May III G'99 (ARC) is director of health care at the Francis Cauffman architecture firm in New York City. A planning and design expert, he is part of a team of architects that guides health care systems and academic institutions through expansions, facility replacements, new construction, and consolidations. 


Emily Zizza Almas '00 (VPA) and husband Dan announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Lydia, who joins brother Nicholas.

Mark Donahue G'00 (NEW) was named a 2010-12 Senior Network Playwright at Chicago Dramatists. His play, Say Prix Fixe, won a Great Plains Theatre Conference Main Stage Award and the Coe College Playwriting Award in 2009 and was runner-up in the 2008 Nancy Weil New Play Search. His other plays include Night Work (a 2007 Weil Play Search finalist) and Franchise 5. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter and works as a copy editor at Penton Media. 

Robin Lester '00 (NEW) married William G. Kenton III. They reside in Brooklyn, N.Y.

John Mayer G'00 (EDU), Lincoln College Endowed Chair in Biomechanical & Chiropractic Research in the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida, was awarded a grant by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to study the effectiveness of targeted exercises for preventing back injuries in firefighters, a leading injury affecting fire and rescue workers nationwide.

Suzanne Nance '00 (VPA) of Bangor, Maine, is music director for Maine Public Broadcasting Network and producer and host of a weekday classical music program.

Jonathan M. Taylor '00 (ARC) joined the American Institute of Architects board of directors.

Joseph Babik '01 (NEW) is director of communications with the ECHL AA hockey league in Princeton, N.J.

Cia Bruno '01 (A&S), L'03 (LAW), a holistic and interdisciplinary attorney with her own law firm in Schenectady, N.Y., co-facilitated the first animal symposia in the New York State capital region at Albany Law School on Earth Day 2010 with the Social Justice & Advocacy for Animals & Nature Center. The event was hosted by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Arielle Greenberg G'01 (A&S), an English professor at Columbia College-Chicago, co-edited Starting Today: 100 Poems for Obama's First 100 Days (University of Iowa Press), an anthology of poems written during and responding to President Barack Obama's first days in office. 

Shara Cooke Hicks '01 (A&S) and husband Sean Hicks '95, G'98 (LCS) of Manassas, Va., announce the birth of twins, Jaron and Lena, who join sister Kyla.  

Khalil Johnson '01 (VPA) and wife Tiombe of Silver Spring, Md., announce the birth of their daughter, Adero. 

Eric Lankes '01 (ARC) is a senior associate with the Freelon Group architectural firm in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Claude Liu G'01 (WSM) is associate director at Numsight Consulting-Asia Pacific Office in Hong Kong, a Paris-based marketing consultancy providing services in strategic marketing and marketing science. He was also admitted to the executive M.B.A. program at National Chengchi University in Taiwan, which is among the most highly regarded business schools in Asia. 

Melissa Morgan '01 (A&S/NEW) married Stephen Stewart. They reside in Norfolk, Va., where she is editor in chief of Hampton Roads Magazine and Virginia Wine Lover Magazine

Brian Pollack '01 (VPA) of Milburn, N.J., performed at City Center Encores! and created expressive and community programming for individuals with such severe multi-complex disabilities as Asberger syndrome, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities. This fall he will attend the New York University graduate school to become a licensed clinical social worker.  

Nicole Ferring '02 (NEW) married Karl Holovach '02 (LCS). Nicole is a research associate at the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and Karl is a high school math teacher in Laurel, Md. They reside in Greenbelt, Md.

Julie Bailey Blanche '03 (NEW) of Boston, an associate marketing director at Digitas marketing agency, was named one of the industry's best "30 under 30" direct marketers by DM News. The list honors the brightest young superstars in the marketing industry.

Mary Beth Burke '03 (A&S) married Shaun Neville '03 (A&S). They reside in Manchester, N.H. 

Carolyn Conley '03 (A&S) is a registered nurse in the hematology/oncology unit at St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh. 

Joel J. Dowling '03 (IST) is a felony trial assistant district attorney in the Kings County District Attorney Office in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Hilton Hallock G'03 (EDU/MAX) is vice president of academic affairs at New England College in Henniker, N.H.

Lisa Kelly '03 (EDU) married Michael Lombardi '03 (WSM). They reside in White Plains, N.Y.   

Gregory Laurence G'03 (WSM), G'04 (MAX), G'10 (WSM) has accepted a tenure track position as assistant professor of management at the University of Michigan, Flint.

Nicole Sayewitz Post '03 (A&S) and husband Jay Post '01 (WSM) of Plano, Texas, announce the birth of their son, Zachary Harris. Nicole is a senior product manager at JCPenney, and Jay is a manager with Archon Group, an investment management firm.

Todd Stevens '03 (A&S) was promoted to COO at FASNY Federal Credit Union in Albany.

Brooke Alper '04 (A&S) and Josh Lipschitz '99 (A&S/WSM), G'01 (WSM) announce the birth of their son, Matthew Jacob, in May 2009.  Josh is an assistant vice president of the Pershing Division of Bank of New York, and Brooke is associate director of alumni relations and annual giving at The Pingry School in Martinsville, N.J. They reside in West Orange, N.J. 

Donna DeSiato G'04 (EDU), superintendent of the East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District, was honored by Onondaga Community College to be part of Alumni Faces, a permanent display recognizing alumni who have made significant contributions to the betterment of society through their professional pursuits, community involvement, and humanitarian efforts. 

Alison Bennett '05 (VPA) married Nick Lichtenberg '05 (VPA). She is a communications associate for the Calhoun School and a comedy writer for the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. He is a managing editor at VerdictSearch, a division of American Lawyer Media.  

Nicholas Fondulis '05 (VPA) guest-starred on 30 Rock as Jayden Michael Tyler and as Dr. Whittaker in the pilot episode of Mercy. He was a recurring character on the NBC drama Kings, and performs in New York City in the impov experience Accomplice: New York. Visit 

Erin Gellert-Salsgiver G'05 (NEW) of Berea, Ohio, is the Midwest regional promotion manager for Q Prime, a management company representing such artists as Metallica, Muse, Silversun Pickups, Cage the Elephant, and Three Days Grace.

Azania Smith Herron '05 (NEW) is public and community relations specialist for Charlotte (N.C.) Area Transit System.

Sarah Kantrowitz '05 (A&S) married Adam Spagnolo '04 (VPA). They reside in Manhattan, where she is employed as an associate editor at Travel + Leisure magazine and he is manager of creative services at Ann Taylor.

Michelle Kelley MacEnroe G'05 (IST) and husband Paul MacEnroe '82 (A&S/NEW) of Whitesboro, N.Y., announce the birth of their son, Alexander.

Linda Ober '05 (A&S/NEW) married Joshua Slade. Linda is a Spanish teacher at Cortland (N.Y.) Junior-Senior High School, and Joshua is an information technology analyst at SU.  

Alexander Roberts '05 (WSM) will attend the Yale School of Management this fall to pursue an M.B.A. degree.

Alexandra Alazio '06 (NEW), a producer at Comcast Spotlight in Bloomfield, N.J., won a 2010 Telly Award for her Summit Downtown commercial and co-produced a 75th anniversary commemorative video for the Adult School of Montclair, where she volunteers and teaches.  

Julia B. Joyce '06 (A&S), L'09 (LAW), an attorney with the Syracuse law firm of Green & Seifter, co-conducted a seminar at the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, offering insight to businesses regarding New York State increases in investigations into sales tax delinquency. 

Julio Martinez Manjarres G'06 (IST) is IT infrastructure manager at Servicios Nacional de Chocolates in Medellin, Colombia, an administrative offshoot of the diversified food conglomerate Grupo Nacional de Chocolates.

Katherine O'Connor '06 (NEW) assists the CEO of Legendary Pictures in Los Angeles. 

Michelle Carlton '07 (NEW), an associate editor at media marketing company Studio One Networks, manages content on such sponsored sites as and

Jessica L. Kuczmarski '07 (WSM) is a senior accountant in the audit department at Lumsden & McCormick in Buffalo, N.Y.

Joseph M. Murphy '07 (VPA) completed a series of paintings for the SU publications office, depicting the University's Joseph I. Lubin House in New York City. Two of the paintings were accepted in the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Illustration West 48 competition, on display at the ICON6 National Illustration Conference in Pasadena, Calif., in July. 

Barbara Newmeyer '07 (A&S) married Bradley Seigfreid '07 (WSM). They reside in Chicago. 

Christina Gibson '08 (EDU) is a fund-raising associate at US Lacrosse, the national governing body for men's and women's lacrosse. She is also a certified US Lacrosse Coaches Education Program Level 1 Trainer. 

Adam Novak '08 (NEW), an associate at PAN Communications in Andover, Mass., received the Bronze Bell Award from the Publicity Club of New England, recognizing him as a public relations/communications practitioner who demonstrates a love of the field, dedication to his career, and a superior work ethic.

Blake Stilwell G'08 (NEW) is a senior multimedia technician with the White House Communications Agency, a special mission of the Defense Information Systems Agency within the Department of Defense.

David W. Taylor '08 (A&S), a doctoral candidate in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University, was named a 2010 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. The award recognizes outstanding science and engineering students and provides them with further funding.  

Max Micallef '09 (A&S/NEW) is a production assistant at Discovery Studios in Silver Spring, Md.

Andrea Serra '09 (A&S/NEW) of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is participating in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Public Policy Fellowship Program in Washington, D.C. The institute is the nation's premier Hispanic youth development and educational organization.

Leland Strott '09 (NEW), a social media marketing coordinator at MGH Inc. in Baltimore, manages social media accounts for a variety of clients, including Ocean City, Md., which was named one of the top 40 Facebook pages by KBuzz.

Clark Van Der Beken '09 (VPA) is an assistant account executive at Grey Worldwide, a marketing and advertising agency in New York City.