Syracuse University Magazine

Class Notes


Elizabeth Winship Ardison Scott ’33 (A&S) celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family in Knoxville, Tenn. She graduated from Syracuse University with a double major in physics and mathematics and went on to become the matriarch of two families. She married Robert J. Ardison II in 1934 and together they raised three sons and had seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. After the death of Robert Ardison, she married Robert N. Scott in 1969 and became Aunt Bettie to his five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great- great grandchild.

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Sylvia Brooklyn Denhoff ’40 (FALK) began her career as a home economist working for the Providence (R.I.) Gas Company, teaching brides and housewives who bought the company’s stoves and refrigerators about good nutrition and cooking. Later, she was a consultant to the lunch program at the Meeting Street School for children with cerebral palsy, taught cooking to adults for United Cerebral Palsy, and taught cooking in a special education school for boys and girls. Denhoff also wrote the low-calorie section of a local cookbook, food articles, and restaurant reviews.

Patrick McCarthy ’48 (A&S) won gold medals in singles badminton, mixed doubles badminton, and doubles tennis at the Empire State Senior Games in Cortland, New York in June. At age 86, he won the open division of the Floyd Horseshoe Tournament, besting  competitors ranging in age from 16 to 50.

Joan Repath Pomfrey ’48 (EDU/VPA) of Fayetteville, N.Y., reunited with former Alpha Xi Delta roommates Jean Mason Swartendruber ’48 (SDA/NEW) and Doree Steinmann ’48 (SDA) for a week of relaxation in New York’s Thousand Islands. Pomfrey sang in a competitive barbershop chorus until recently. Swartzendruber resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she gives talks for the League of Women Voters. Steinmann teaches television to children in Capitola, Calif.


John H. Finley Jr. ’50 (A&S) wrote Hockeytown Doc: A Half-Century of Red Wings Stories from Howe to Yzerman (Triumph Books), based on his nearly 50 years as the team physician for the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings. He lives in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Allan Hyman ’50 (A&S), partner in the tax certiorari and condemnation law practice group at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman law firm, was honored at the Middle Bay Club in Oceanside, home to the Nassau County (N.Y.) Bar Association’s annual WE CARE Fund Stephen W. Schlissel Golf and Tennis Classic. The event distributes grants to improve the quality of life for children, the elderly, and others in need throughout the county.

Bernard Cheriff ’52 (A&S), L’54 (LAW) of New York City completed 27 months of Peace Corps service in Ukraine in June. Since March 2010, Cheriff had worked as a youth and community development volunteer in central Ukraine, helping an English language school grow from one student to more than 100 students. Throughout his service, Cheriff also helped develop a business plan and accounting system for the school. In his spare time, he helped implement a program to import used bicycles from the United States to Ukraine that were repaired by students and donated to a local orphanage.

Stephen M. Reiss ’54 (WSM), a commissioner of the Small Business Development Commission for the City of San Jose, Calif., was appointed to a three-year term on the Santa Clara County Assessment Appeals Board.

Aldo Tambellini ’54 (VPA) of Cambridge, Mass., participated in the opening of the TANKS at the TATE Modern in London, featuring new exhibition spaces for performance art inside huge oil tanks. Tambellini prepared a site-specific installation for the SOUTH TANK and re-staged two of his major performances from the ‘60s, MOONDIAL and Zero.

Barbara “Bobbie” Herman ’56 (A&S) received the Silver Donkey Award from the Democratic Women of Westport (Conn.). The award is given annually to a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the Democratic Party.

Helen Gregory Tzagoloff ’56 (A&S) of New York City published Listening to the Thunder (Oliver Arts and Open Press), a book of poems that chronicles her childhood in Russia during World War II to present-day life in America.

Richard E. Ostrander ’59 (A&S), G’61 (IST) participated in the opening of the Richard E. Ostrander West Valley Community Library in Yakima, Wash. Ostrander also serves on the Yakima Valley Libraries board of trustees.

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Arthur H. Grae ’60 (A&S) of Leesburg, Fla., was ordained a modern rabbi by the Rabbinical Seminary International.

Robert Bogdan G’64 (EDU) (MAX), Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Social Science and Education at Syracuse University, wrote Picturing Disability: Beggar, Freak, Citizen, and other Photographic Rhetoric (SU Press), a book featuring more than 200 historic photographs showing how people with disabilities have been presented in the United States and exploring the contexts in which they were photographed.

Joanna Stolte ’64, G’68 (A&S) of Glendora, Calif., is a 2012 Fellow of the Photographic Society of America, which recognized her for her service as the organization’s membership vice president and her international photographic exhibitions.

Harvey H. Kaiser G’65 (ARC),(MAX) wrote The Facilities Committee (Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges). The book is part of an AGB series providing guidance to standing committees of higher education governing boards. In the book, Kaiser emphasizes the stewardship role of the governing board and its role in preserving the legacy of past generations, enhancing current campus activities, and providing for the future by balancing continuity and change.

Sandra Hafer Friedman ’67 (A&S) was appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women by Governor Tom Corbett in May.

Roland Van Deusen ’67 (A&S), G’75 (SWK) of Clayton, N.Y., was quoted at a Healing Reunions workshop to help 400 families living with post-traumatic stress disorder. Van Deusen is also working on an initiative to recruit college alumni to mentor military veterans studying at colleges and universities.

Mark Harvey ’68 (A&S) of Arlington, Mass., is a jazz musician, music educator at MIT, United Methodist minister, and founder/music director of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, celebrating its 40th anniversary as one of the longest-lived jazz ensembles in the United States. At SU, he was a member of the Jazz Ensemble and Marching Band. His uncle, former Chancellor William P. Tolley ’22, G’24 (A&S), H’69, also played in a jazz band during his undergraduate days on the Hill.

Alice Boatwright ’69 (A&S) of Paris, France, published her first book, Collateral Damage (Standing Stone Books)—three novellas that explore the long-term effects of the Vietnam War on those who fought and those who didn’t. Collateral Damage was a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Boatwright’s stories have appeared in numerous literary journals, as well as anthologies of women’s writing published by Crossing Press.

Darryl A. Forman ’69 (A&S) of San Francisco wrote the ebook The Unleavened Truth (Untreed Reads Publishing).

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Edward F.D. Spencer G’70 (EDU) was conferred vice president emeritus status by the Board of Visitors of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., following his retirement as vice president for student affairs in June 2012.

Caryl Andrea Oberman ’71 (A&S), an attorney representing children and their parents in education matters, was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Philadelphia and Law and Politics magazines.

Russ Patrick ’71 (VPA) and his son Chris Patrick ’02 (VPA) have created The Presidential, an all-ages political board game that educates players about the Electoral College and the campaigning process. Stuart Spiegel ’72 (A&S), G’77 (LCS) retired as vice president in charge of services to higher education from O’Brien & Gere Engineers Inc. in Syracuse after 39 years with the company. He is married to Rosemary Baker G’86 (A&S), who retired as an assistant professor at SUNY Morrisville in 2009.

Louis P. Dilorenzo ’73 (A&S), a senior partner of the Bond, Schoeneck & King law firm in Syracuse, was named in Human Resource Executive magazine’s premier feature “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” and included in its 2012 Top 20 Management-side Labor Lawyers list.

Devlin Gualtieri G’74 (LCS), who retired from a 30-year career in aerospace research, had two novels published by Tikalon Press: Mother Wode, which involves a plot to control electronic financial transactions; and The Alchemists of Mars, which explores an attempt by scientists to make contact with people from 14th-century Earth who have lived on Mars for centuries.

James Cash ’75 (LCS) of Lincoln, Va., is a finalist for the Career Achievement Medal, an award sponsored by the Partnership for Public Service that honors a federal employee for significant accomplishments throughout a lifetime of public service.

Jim Lee ’75 (A&S/EDU), a former Orange basketball standout guard and member of the 1975 Final Four team, wrote Fifteen Feet for Free (AuthorHouse), a simple guide to foul shooting for players at any level—from the driveway to the NBA. Lee, a 85.9 percent free-throw shooter during his SU career, dedicates the book to his late father, Harold “Snook” Lee, who in 1945, lost both of his legs when a U.S. destroyer crashed into the Coast Guard ship on which he was serving. Lee will donate 50 percent of his book’s proceeds to  veterans with disabilities and SU’s Barnes Family Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities program.

Amy Wachspress ’75 (VPA) wrote Memories from Cherry Harvest (Counterpoint Press), a multigenerational family saga painted on the broad canvas of nations at war and in peace.

Vivian-Lee Nyitray ’76 (A&S) is the Patricia McSweeny McCauley Chair in Teaching Excellence at the Riverside campus of the University of California (UC). She has worked with the UC Education Abroad Program to coordinate and oversee academic programs for UC students in the Netherlands since 2002.

Jim Pendergast G’76 (MAX) is vice president for human resources at the University of New Mexico Hospitals and adjunct faculty member at the University of Mexico School of Public Administration. He spoke at the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association meeting in Orlando, Fla., in April. He also spoke at Working Mother magazine’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in May.

Thomas Fensch G’77 (NEW) wrote Steinbeck’s Bitter Fruit: From The Grapes of Wrath to Occupy Wall Street (New Century Books), which examines how Steinbeck saw the 1930s and how close we are now to the conditions he experienced then. Fensch is on the faculty of Virginia Union University in Richmond.

Scott Pitoniak ’77 (NEW) of Rochester, N.Y., co-wrote Johnny Antonelli: A Baseball Memoir (RIT Press), his 15th book. A pitching star, Antonelli never spent a day in the minors and went on to be a five-time National League all-star and helped the New York Giants win the 1954 World Series.

Jim Nolte ’77 (A&S) is director of the Gary Library at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.

Steven A. Paquette ’77 (NEW), L’79 (LAW), an attorney at the Bousquet Holstein law firm in Syracuse, was accepted as a certified fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and serves on the board of directors of the CNY Collaborative Family Law Professionals. Paquette was also appointed to the board of directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Central New York Chapter.

Bob Costantini ’78 (NEW) is a correspondent at NBC News Radio in Washington, D.C.

Jackie Robinson ’78 (NEW) is a 2012 inductee of the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Robinson, of Manlius, N.Y., is being honored for her contribution to the community through her work as a reporter and anchor at WSTM-TV, from which she recently retired.

Tom Dougherty L’79 (LAW) was elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg law firm in Minneapolis.

Scott Menaul ’79 (LCS) of Clearwater, Fla., is a digital fine artist who combines art and technology.

Holly Metz ’79 (VPA) of Hoboken, N.J., wrote Killing the Poormaster: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression (Lawrence Hill Books), which explores the circumstances surrounding a trial that was front-page news in 1938 and illustrated the effects of massive unemployment, endemic poverty, and meager public assistance.

Richard Poe ’79 (A&S), a New York Times bestselling author from Astoria, N.Y., wrote Perfect Fear: Four Tales of Terror (Heraklid Books), which presents four bone-chilling tales of mystery and superstition when the protagonist stumbles into an alternate universe.

Mark Roberts G’79 (A&S) wrote three novels: Dragonblossom, a Novel, appears under his more common pen name, B.D. Love; and Song of the Ten Thousands and A Day in the Life of a Severed Head (WingSpan Press), appear under his Chinese name, Lan Yan.

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T. Andrew Brown ’81 (A&S), a managing partner of Brown & Hutchinson law firm in  Rochester, N.Y., is a member-at-large on the executive committee of the New York State Bar Association.

Mahboob A. Khawaja G’81, G’00 (MAX) wrote Global Peace and Conflict Management: Man and Humanity in Search of New Thinking (Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany), which  offers new ways of thinking and powerful scholarly visions on ways to manage complex and changing global crisis situations.

Brandon Steiner ’81 (WSM) wrote You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid From Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire (Wiley). Steiner is the chairman and founder of Steiner Sports Marketing, and also serves as a member of the Sports Management Advisory Board for Falk College.

Stanley Werse '81 (A&S) wrote Noir, a play that will make its debut at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch, N.J. Noir was given a critic’s pick by Backstage in the 2011 New York Fringe Festival.

Richard S. Finkel ’82 (NEW) is senior counsel to the Bond, Schoeneck & King law firm’s Garden City (N.Y.) office labor and employment law and municipalities practices.

Glibert M. Hoffman L’82 (LAW) is counsel to the Syracuse-based Bousquet Holstein law firm in the areas of real estate and title law, real estate development, financing, leasing, boundary disputes, easements, and oil and gas leases.

Edie Lutnick G’82 (WSM), L’83 (LAW) of New York City was selected by Jewish Women International as a 2012 Woman to Watch honoree. Co-founder and executive director of the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, Lutnick is being honored for her extraordinary work advocating for the families of 9/11 victims—raising and distributing more than $250 million to victims of terrorism, natural disasters, and emergencies.

Gerald D. Raymond G’82 (EDU), L’89 (LAW) opened a general practice of law in the Law Offices of Peter Baum in Chittenango, N.Y., after 15 years with the Oneida Indian Nation legal department.

Susan Buehler ’84 (NEW) is executive vice president of the Philadelphia-based public relations firm Bellevue Communications Group.

Dorrian Cohen Fragola ’84 (A&S/NEW) is vice president of marketing and business development at Janitronics Building Services, a leader in aiding and maintaining real estate for clients in New England.

Glenn H. Myers ’84 (WSM) of Newburyport, Mass., wrote Deep Recesses of the Brain, an eBook compilation of dark, humorous, and poignant short stories.

Kim Parr ’84 (NEW) is director of public relations at Latorra, Paul & McCann Advertising. She lives in Syracuse with her husband, Paul H. Bern G’92 (NEW), and their daughter.

Melinda Reiner ’84 (NEW) of Syracuse completed both the Chicago and New York City marathons in 2011. She was happy to see a large Syracuse University flag being waved in Central Park with only a few miles left to run in the race.

Lisa A. Coppola ’85 (NEW/WSM), L’89 (LAW), partner at Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham & Coppola in Buffalo, N.Y., was selected to the 2012 New York Super Lawyers—Upstate List. Only 5 percent of the attorneys in New York each year are named to the Super Lawyers list.

David Kalvitis ’85 (VPA), founder of Monkeying Around, a dot-to-dot puzzle publisher, created a new adventure series, The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure Book 1.

Susan Kushner Resnick ’85 (A&S/NEW), a journalist with 27 years of reporting to her credit, teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University. Her latest work is You Saved Me Too: What a Holocaust Survivor Taught Me About Living, Dying, Loving, Fighting, and Swearing in Yiddish (Globe Pequot Press).

Gini Mandelbaum Warner ’85 (VPA), a nutritionist in Laguna Niguel, Calif., co-authored The Gluten-Free Edge (Adams Media), which offers advice on getting skinny the gluten-free way (

Dessa Bergen-Cico ’86 (EDU/VPA), G’88, G’92 (EDU) wrote War and Drugs: The Role of Military Conflict in the Development of Substance Abuse (Paradigm Publishers). She is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health at Falk College.

Dean Vakas G’86 (WSM) of Olathe, Kan., is vice president of finance and administration for distance learning at Park University in Parkville, Mo. He came to Park after a distinguished 30-year military career, serving most recently as director of academic operations for the Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Mary Ann Hopkins ’87, G’89 (LCS) is the president of Parsons Government Services Inc., the business unit of Parsons Corp. She is based in the company’s Washington, D.C., office.

Wendy Berger Shapiro ’88 (WSM), president of WBS Equities, completed construction of a new build-to-suit produce distribution facility for Testa Produce Inc. in Chicago. It is the first freezer/cooler building in the United States to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. She is also co-founder of, which reviews and chronicles LEED certified and green buildings in the Chicago area.

James B. Ellsworth G’89 (WSM), G’98 (EDU) is the chief performing officer for the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation in Herndon, Va.

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Carolyn Copper G’90, G’93 (A&S) is the assistant inspector general for program evaluation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Inspector General in Washington, D.C.

Edith Fogel ’90 (VPA), who earned an M.F.A. degree in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design, won third place in the 2012 Gallery Photographica Exhibition sponsored by the San Francisco International Photography Competition and Exhibition.

Robert Hocking ’90 (A&S), a writer and photographer living in Danielson, Conn., wrote Time Just Drifts Away (Parkside-Backpack Productions), a collection of observations and interviews from his web site

Deborah Bauer ’91 (WSM) is chief financial officer for Buffalo Medical Group in Williamsville, N.Y.

Meredith Forbes ’91 (VPA) was invited by The Climate Reality Project to join its Leadership Corps and train with Al Gore to educate the public about climate change and how it can be solved.

Wolfgang P. Müller G’91 (MAX) wrote The Criminalization of Abortion in the West: Its Origins in Medieval Law (Cornell University Press), which shows criminalization as a distinct phenomenon and abortion as a self-standing criminal category developed in tandem, first being formulated coherently in the 12th century at schools of law and theology in Bologna and Paris.

David Kelley G’92 (EDU), adjunct assistant professor in the sports administration program at the University of Cincinnati, wrote Sports Fundraising: Dynamic Methods for Schools, Universities and Youth Sport Organizations (Routledge).

Matt Prohaska ’92 (NEW/WSM) of Fairfield, Conn., celebrated the one-year anniversary of his consulting practice for digital media and the advertising technology industry. He also produced a class series in New York City around online media buying through real-time bidding (

Erin Frankel ’93 (VPA) and Paula Heaphy ’93 (FALK/VPA) collaborated on a series of picture books on bullying (Free Spirit Publishing). The three books in the series—Weird!, Dare!, and Tough!—tell the story of an ongoing case of bullying from the perspectives of three third-graders. Frankel, a teacher and writer living in Madrid, Spain, wrote the books, and Heaphy, a designer and children’s book illustrator living in Darien, Conn., illustrated the books.

Gregory Komarow ’93 (A&S) completed the pilot examination for the credential of Human Resource Management Professional after helping with the creation of the exam, the production of the study materials, and the inception of this new credential for Global Human Resources. He is director of human resources at Johns Hopkins Medical International in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Dean Malik ’93 (A&S), a major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, joined Eastburn and Gray’s litigation practice group in the law firm’s Doylestown, Pa., office.

Richard Meneghello ’93 (A&S), managing partner in the Portland, Ore., office of the Fisher & Phillips law firm, was selected for inclusion in the 2012 Oregon Super Lawyer, ranked among the top 10 in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012, and selected to the Best Lawyers in America 2013. He focuses his practice on disability discrimination defense issues and regularly represents employers in labor grievance arbitrations.

Lisa J. Robinson ’94 (NEW), an expert in the complexities of mechanical royalty accounting, is director of collections and income tracking at the Harry Fox Agency (HFA), the nation’s leading provider of rights management, licensing, and royalty services for the music industry.

Robert Anderson ’95 (NEW) is chief development officer at Sapling Pictures, a digital media and branding company.

Todd C. Francassi G’95 (ESF) was named in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in environmental litigation and regulatory affairs and corporate environment counseling. He is a partner in the environment and energy practice group of the Pepper Hamilton law firm’s Detroit office.

Nadine Chamuel Levin ’95 (A&S) is founder and owner of Pipe Dream Cupcakes, the first mobile cupcake truck in the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts.

Rhonda L. Maco G’95 (NEW), L’95 (LAW), founder of the Law Offices of Rhonda L. Maco in Garden City, N.Y., is a member of the board of trustees of MercyFirst.

Christine W. Thorpe ’95 (A&S) of Teaneck, N.J., was recognized by The Network Journal (TNJ) as one of its annual 40 Under 40 Honoree award winners. TNJ provides news and advice to black professionals and small business owners.

David E. Cole ’96 (A&S) and his wife, Margaret, of Milton, Mass., announce the birth of their daughter, Amelia Elizabeth.

Marla Meadows Hignett G’96 (EDU) is owner and president of the educational consulting firm MMH Education Group located near Cleveland, Ohio.

Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer ’97 (A&S) and her husband, Daniel Kleiboemer ’96 (A&S), announce the birth of their son, Maxwell Charles. Rebecca is the web editor for The Blade newspaper in Toledo, Ohio. Daniel, a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy and a second mate in the Merchant Marine, is director of the Maritime Academy of Toledo Foundation.

Patrick Sammon ’97 (NEW/WSM) is the creator and executive producer of Codebreaker, a film about Alan Turing, a World War II codebreaker who is now considered the father of computer science.

Eric W. Shute ’97 (VPA) won a chance to participate in The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition at the Agora Gallery in New York City.

John Boyanoski ’98 (NEW), owner and president of Complete Relations, a full-service public affairs firm located in South Carolina, was named one of Greenville Business Magazine’s Best and Brightest under 35.

Lisa Burstein ’98 (NEW) wrote Pretty Amy (Entangled Publishing), her debut novel that was published in May.

Glen B. Dabaghian ’98 (ARC) and his wife, Kristin, of Ramsey, N.J., announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Rose, who joins brother Grant Theodore. Dabaghian is a senior project manager with Macro Consultants in New York City.

Edward S. Goldis ’98 (A&S), a personal injury attorney in the Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Didig law firm, was recognized as a 2012 Pennsylvania Rising Star by Thomson Reuters.

Laura T. Murphy G’98 (A&S) wrote Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature (Ohio University Press), which provides compelling evidence of the hidden but unmistakable traces of the transatlantic slave trade that persists in West African discourse.

Steven Simpson G’98 (NEW), G’99 (WSM) is vice president of marketing development and east regional director of marketing for Gannett in Rochester, N.Y.

Joshua Koopman ’99 (A&S) of Cummaquid, Mass., actor/associate producer of Grandview Productions, just completed The Golden Scallop, a feature-length mockumentary about a fictional fried seafood competition on Cape Cod ( Courtney Petrouski G’09 (NEW) and Rich Murphy ’14 (WSM) were also involved in the film project. A trailer of the film can be viewed at

Maia M. Rodriguez ’99 (VPA) completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Shadra Strickland ’99 (VPA) illustrated The Diary of B.B. Bright, Possible Princess (Turner Publishing Company), a young adult novel written by New York Times best-selling author Alice Randall and first-time co-author Caroline Randall-Williams (

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Cory Loudenslager L’01 (LAW) of Montoursville, Pa., was accepted into the Peace Corps and departed for Ghana in October to begin training as an Agriculture Peace Corps volunteer.

Danielle M. McCann ’01 (LAW) is associate general counsel and corporate secretary for Community Bank in DeWitt, N.Y.

Adrienne Seiple Nutter ’01 (A&S) and her husband, Mac Nutter ’01 (LCS), of Grosse Pointe, Mich., announce the birth of their daughter, Marlo Vivienne, who joins brother Gus.

Danielle R. Schilling ’01 (A&S) joined the Garden City, N.Y., office of the Goldberg Segalla law firm as an associate in the general liability, municipal and government liability, and product liability practice groups.

Eleanor Junior ’02 (WSM) married Phyllip Williams in July. They live in Syracuse.

Ryan Brook ’03 (IST) of Baltimore is an associate director at Merkle, a customer relationship marketing agency.

Lucy Chien ’03 (LCS) won first place in the natural world category of the Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual photo contest. Her photo “Clamming at the Oregon Coast” shows a clam sticking its tongue out.

Corinne Gensler G’03 (NEW) is a producer at WSAB-TV in Atlanta.

Christina Pachucki Lindeman ’03 (NEW) and her husband, Jesse Lindeman ’03, G’04 (IST), of Burlingame, Calif., announce the birth of their daughter, Rita Alexandra.

Gretchen Voth ’03 (NEW) is the content strategy director at Luquire George Andrews in Charlotte, N.C. She and her husband, Bill Voth ’01 (NEW), were featured in a September 2012 New York Times article about wedding hashtags on Twitter after #vothwedding trended on their wedding day, June 18, 2011.

Mike Zyborowicz ’03 (WSM) was named one of the top accounting professionals in Philadelphia by readers of the business magazine SmartCEO. Zyborowicz was among seven practitioners at Citrin Cooperman to receive the honor.

Christopher Malagisi G’04 (MAX), director of the national Conservative Political Action Conference and external relations at the American Conservative Union, served on the Young Americans for Romney National Leadership Team for the presidential campaign. He was profiled in Campaigns & Elections magazine as a D.C. “Mover and Shaker.”

Todd Collins G’05 (IST) is information technology area manager at the American Red Cross office in Cincinnati, where he is responsible for all network, computer, and telecommunications systems in the Cincinnati/Dayton region and the Lexington, Kentucky, region. This includes 28 chapter buildings in 90 counties covering portions of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. He works for American Red Cross National Headquarters Humanitarian IT.

Rawan Jabaji ’05 (A&S), a producer and filmmaker, was one of the hosts of Culture Shock, a special travel series that aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network in July. The series featured three young filmmakers who explore relationships and marriage around the world.

Colette Hebert Smith ’05, G’07 (VPA) of White Plains, N.Y., is founder and president of the DAR Project, a nonprofit organization that raises money to enable students in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, to attend college.

Kelly Jackson Warkentin ’06 (A&S) and husband William Warkentin ’98 (A&S) announce the birth of their twin daughters, Kaylee Ann and Tara Marie, who join sister Tracy.

Carly Michel McDade ’07 (A&S) and husband Michael McDade ’07 (A&S) of Glenside, Pa., announce the birth of their daughter, Elle.

Erin McLaughlin ’07 (A&S) is assistant director of experiential education in career services at Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx.

Meredith Sandacz ’07 (VPA) married Chris Riley ’07 (IST) in Charlottesville, Va. Meredith is the manager of a high-end clothing boutique in Georgetown, and Chris is the deputy chief technology officer for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Erik Gordon ’08 (A&S) is pursuing a master’s degree in cybersecurity at Mercy College, New York.

Emilee K. Lawson Hatch L’08 (LAW), an associate attorney at the Bousquet Holstein law firm in Syracuse, wrote the 2012 Annual Survey of NY Law: Trusts and Estates for the Syracuse Law Review.

Jennifer Horvath ’08 (A&S/NEW) is marketing and communications manager for SU Abroad.

Ryan O’Leary ’08 (A&S) of Andover, Mass., earned a J.D. degree from New England Law | Boston.

Katharine Voorheis ’08 (NEW) married Michael Potter ’07 (A&S). Katharine is a senior account executive at Cohn & Wolfe, a public relations agency in New York City; Michael is a high school special education teacher. They reside in Staten Island, N.Y.

Jes “JZ” Zurell ’08 (VPA), G’11 (NEW), an associate editor at Sumner Communications in Bethel, Conn., was asked to spearhead a new arts journalism program at Manchester Community College.

Andrew M. Edwards ’10 (LCS) is now a U.S. Marine after graduating from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

K.J. Rawson G’10 (A&S) is an assistant professor of English at Holy Cross. He has published several articles and is the co-editor of Rhetorica In Motion: Feminist Rhetorical Methods and Methodologies (University of Pittsburgh Press).

Gregory Sides ’10 (A&S/NEW), G’12 (SWK) is an education specialist for temporary assistance programs at the University of Albany’s Research Foundation. He is responsible for training county employees on the various temporary assistance programs, such as Family Assistance and SNAP, which are administered by state and federal governments.

Sunny I. Tice L’10 (LAW) joined the Oswego, N.Y., office of the Bond, Schoeneck & King law firm. She concentrates her practice in estate planning, not-for-profit organization and governance, and residential and commercial real estate.

Michael Ural ’10 (IST) is a business systems analyst at AXA Equitable in Charlotte, N.C

Laura Beachy ’12 (A&S) is executive producer of We Were Quiet Once, a feature -length documentary film that tells the story of people on the ground near her hometown of Somerset, Pa., who witnessed the tragic crash of United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. Fellow SU graduates Cory Sage ’12 (A&S) was the film’s director of photography and Ryan Balton ’11 (A&S) supervised post production. The film’s expected release date is January 2013.

Emmelie De La Cruz ’12 (NEW) is featured in the online business resource center’s Best of BuyerZone series, The Graduation Edition: 13 Entrepreneurial Blogs & Sites You Should Read Before 2013. De La Cruz’s blog, More Musings, was named by BuyerZone as one of the best entrepreneurial blogs of 2012 because it provides valuable tips and expert advice on entrepreneurial topics and educates readers on the importance of good business communication skills.

William J. Hamilton ’12 (LCS) graduated from Navy Officer Candidate School and has received a commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy while assigned at Officer Training Command, Newport, R.I.