Syracuse University Magazine

Class Notes

The late Nicholas Rezak ’33 and Polly Curnick Rezak ’32

40s

David Fairchild ’47 (A&S), ’50 (VPA) teaches vocal techniques at his two private voice studios located in New York City and Eastchester, N.Y. His students have performed on stage, screen, radio, and television and he has used vocalization to help with ailments of the throat and vocal chords. Professionally he was a baritone soloist with various choral, theatrical, and church groups. 

50s

Joesph F. Zimmerman G’51, G’54 (MAX), professor of political science at SUNY Albany, wrote Interstate Water Compacts (SUNY Press, 2012).

Walter Blanchett ’52 (LCS) of Marlton, N.J., worked for six companies before retiring from IBM in 1997.

Douglas W. Ayres G’54 (MAX) of Sedona, Ariz., published his sixth book, Consumer Government: Via the Art of Full Disclosure (Trafford Publishing), which describes in detail his Municipal Business System developed over a more than 50-year career as a city manager and consultant to more than 600 governments.

R. Bruce MacGregor ’54 (VPA) retired after nearly 25 years as artistic director of the Charlotte Chorale in Port Charlotte, Fla. In honor of his retirement, the group commissioned world-renowned composer Mark Hayes to put music to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. 

James Wines ’55 (VPA) will receive the 2013 National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement at a White House gala chaired by Michelle Obama in October. The award is the only honor of its kind offered by the U.S. government, under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution and Cooper-Hewitt Museum. A professor of architecture at Penn State, Wines is president and creative director of SITE, an environmental arts and architectural firm in New York City. 

John J. Fendrock G’57 (MAX) of Ridgewood, N.J., wrote The Second Amendment in the 21st Century: Firearms in Society: A Blessing or a Curse? (Xlibris). 

Robert K. MacLauchlin G’59 (NEW) retired from Colorado State University in 1997, having served for 28 years as professor of speech communication and director of television-radio instruction. At the time of his retirement, an endowed scholarship was created in his name and he received the Oliver P. Pennock Distinguished Service Award from the university, as well as a special resolution award from the Colorado Broadcasters Association. In 2006, he was inducted into the Broadcast Professionals of Colorado Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Liz, reside in Fort Collins, where both are active in community work.

60s

Linda Rosevear Greenberg ’61 (A&S) published a fourth edition of Sykesville Past & Present: A Walking Tour, an 80-page history of Sykesville, Md. 

Joyce Humphrey Cares ’62 (NUR) of Leesburg, Fla., wrote Beyond the Mist (Sweet Cravings Publishing), a time travel, romantic suspense novel set both in present-day France and the gruesome time of the French Revolution (www.joycehumphreycares.com).

Frederick Gerty ’63 (ESF) wrote and published an e-book, Situation at Saxon Site, the first of a science fiction double trilogy (Amazon.com). Set in the future, the book features a protagonist who is a graduate of SU’s Class of 2150.

Harry Bobonich G’64 (A&S), retired dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, published Bloody Ivy: 13 Unsolved Campus Murders. Co-written with his son Chris, the book is Bobonich’s sixth. 

George H. Stanger Jr. ’64 (WSM), mayor of Cape May Point, N.J., is a Vietnam veteran, retired Superior Court judge, and former assignment judge for three New Jersey counties. He and his wife, Judy, celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary this year. 

Steven Goldsmith ’65 (A&S) of Portland, Ore., wrote The Healing Paradox: A Revolutionary Approach to Treating and Curing Physical and Mental Illness (North Atlantic Books). The book draws on case studies and personal experiences from his 40-year career as a doctor and psychiatrist. 

Robert Kinstrey ’67 (ESF), director, pulp and paper consultancy for Jacobs, was named recipient of the 2013 Herman Joachim Distinguished Service Award presented by TAPPI, the leading association for worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries. 

Victoria Porter Kornfield ’67 (SDA), G’68 (EDU), a retired teacher from Bangor, Maine, was elected to the Maine House of Representatives. She serves on the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

Charles Salzberg ’67 (A&S) wrote Devil in the Hole (5-Star/Cengage), a novel based on a set of gruesome murders in Westfield, N.J., in 1971. 

Roland Van Deusen ’67 (A&S), G’75 (SWK) of Clayton, N.Y., had his veteran outreach video (filmed on the SU campus) published online in the leading U.S. mental health journal, Psychiatric Times. The video, To Veterans with Invisible Wounds, is being used in a number of PTSD treatment programs, including the VA National Center for Suicide Prevention.

Nicholas Prukop ’68 (A&S) of Newport Beach, Calif., wrote Healthy Aging and You: Your Journey to Becoming Happy, Healthy, and Fit (Trafford Publishing), drawing on his 25 years of experience in the fitness industry. He is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a personal trainer and health coach. 

Alice K. Boatwright ’69 (A&S), a writer living in Paris, France, won a Bronze Medal for Literary Fiction from the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards for Collateral Damage (Standing Stone Books), her first book. The book is composed of three novellas about the impact of the  Vietnam War.

Douglas Brody G’69 (A&S) wrote Patsy! (Sunbury Press), a novel that takes a new approach to Lee Harvey Oswald’s assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas.

Robert L. Kravitz ’69 (NEW/VPA), a rabbi who writes the column “Inspirations” for the City Sun Times newspaper, retired after 20 years as volunteer chaplain with the Phoenix (Ariz.) Police Department. He continues to serve as the senior member of the Chaplain Corps for the Arizona Department of Public Safety and as Chaplain One in the City of Scottsdale Police Department, providing emotional and spiritual support to officers, their families, and civilian employees of the department and the families of people who die on Arizona highways.

70s

Abe Caceres ’70 (VPA) of Milwaukee published a book and CD, All Are Welcome! Feel the Spirit! Eight World Music Choral Anthems for Youth, Adults and Congregation, available through www.worldhousemusic.org. Caceres teaches and performs for schools, colleges, and churches in the United States, South America, Mexico, and the Philippines, promoting hope, healing, and understanding through cross-cultural interactive music programs. 

Karen DeCrow L’72 (LAW), an attorney, feminist, author, and activist, was the featured guest speaker at an International Women’s Day celebration hosted by the YWCA/North Shore, Northwestern University’s Women’s Center, and the Woman’s Club of Evanston (Ill.) in March. Her presentation was titled “Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum?” She also led a discussion on the topic “Has Gender Equality Stalled?” at the Sheraton Syracuse University in April.

Stuart Grauer ’72 (A&S) of Encinitas, Calif., wrote Real Teachers: True Stories of Renegade Educators (The Grauer School). 

J. Mark Ruhl G’72, G’75 (MAX), professor of political science and the Glenn and Mary Todd Chair of Political Science at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., received the Constance and Rose Ganoe Memorial Award for Inspirational Teaching at the college’s 2013 Commencement.

Eugene Sunshine G’72 (MAX), a senior vice president at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., is the chief business, financial, administrative, and personnel officer and principal advisor to the president on non-academic affairs.

Curtis B. Ward ’72 (ESF) of Grantham, N.H., was inducted into the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Hall of Fame in Springfield, Va., in May. He was recognized as a significant leader within the Defense Mapping Agency and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency and for his contributions to the intelligence community.  

Tom Whittle ’72 (NEW) co-wrote The Gold House: The Lies, The Thefts (Soledad Publishing Company), an investigative analysis of evidence pertaining to the illegal removal of billions of dollars in gold from Victorio Peak, a remote mountain on White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, allegedly involving two presidents—Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.  

Elizabeth Forbes Wallace ’73 (A&S/NEW) is president of Giraffe ‘n’ Ant Productions in Takoma Park, Md. She will present her abstract, “Space Tourism is the New Higher Education,” at the 2013 Next Gen Suborbital Researchers Conference in Broomfield, Colo.  

Charles D. Mills ’74 (A&S) of Marine on St. Croix, Minn., a senior research associate at the University of Minnesota Department of Surgery, is writing a review of the immune system. His discovery of two new white cells in the immune system, published in the Journal of Immunology in 2000, is one of the last decade’s most highly cited papers in medicine, having an important impact on cancer research and other diseases.

Wendy Millstein ’75 (EDU) is vice president of Pathways Togo, a nonprofit organization started by three former Peace Corps volunteers. Their mission is to advance the education of women and girls in Togo, one of the poorest nations in the world, through scholarships, life skills training, and mentoring.

James J. Pendergast G’76 (MAX), human resources administrator at the University of New Mexico Hospitals (UNM) in Albuquerque, presented at the Working Mother magazine awards in McLean, Va., in April, speaking about wellness in the workplace. He also accepted the award for UNM as a top national employer for hourly workers. 

Thomas Fensch G’77 (NEW), author of 31 nonfiction books and chair of the mass communication department at Virginia Union University in Richmond, received a citation from the university’s president in May for “outstanding service and unselfish commitment.” 

Scott Pitoniak ’77 (NEW) co-wrote Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock ‘n’ Roll (Triumph Books), the autobiography of Lou Gramm, accomplished musician, songwriter, and lead singer of the iconic band Foreigner.

Linda E. Taggart ’77, G’79 (NEW) is a longtime Maryland Public Television (MPT) producer and head of on-air fund-raising. A veteran of the public television industry, Taggart is the first managing director of individual giving within the station’s development division, overseeing  a staff of 11 on-air fund-raising, membership, member, and volunteer services personnel.

William Taylor ’77 (ARC), president and sole shareholder of Syracuse-based William Taylor Architects (WTA), is celebrating his firm’s 30th anniversary. Since 1983, WTA has provided architectural design services nationally with projects in 11 states exhibiting expertise in construction, renovations, and additions, with a focus on clients within the educational, municipal, medical, commercial, and industrial sectors.  

Andrew Lavoott Bluestone L’78 (LAW), a board certified legal malpractice attorney based in Manhattan, was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers for the years 2012 and 2013.

Eileen Collins ’78 (A&S), H’01 was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in April at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. She joins an elite group of such legendary American space heroes as Neil Armstrong, John Glen, Alan Shepard, Jim Lovell, Sally Ride, and John Young.

Pamela Blake Levine ’78 (NEW), and her husband, Edward Levine ’78 (NEW), of Galaxy Communications in Syracuse, were honored with the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation’s MVP Award at the 14th annual Basket Ball Gala at Turning Stone Resort Casino in April. The foundation strives to enrich the lives of children in need within the Central New York community, as well as provide support for eliminating cancer through research and advocacy.

Carol Nelson Shepherd L’78 (LAW), an attorney with Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, a personal injury law firm in Philadelphia, was recognized as a 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in Super Lawyers Magazine, a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 

Mark Grimm G’79 (NEW) is executive director and host of the Siena Alumni Connection radio program, which celebrated its ninth anniversary in March.

80s

Tim Fox ’80 (NEW), a reporter and producer at NewsChannel 9 WSYR for more than 30 years, co-wrote Syracuse Television (Arcadia Publishing), a book that tells the story of the development and history of Syracuse television through more than 200 vintage images. The authors are donating a portion of the book’s proceeds to the Onondaga Historical Association. 

Marc B. Hahn ’80 (A&S) is president and CEO at Kansas City (Mo.) University of Medicine and Biosciences. He was previously senior vice president of health affairs and dean and professor of anesthesiology at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Glenn Israel ’80 (VPA), a labor and employment attorney with Bernstein Shur in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, was recognized in Chambers USA, a directory of the nation’s top law firms and leading business lawyers. 

JoAnn Laing ’80 (WSM) of Palisades Park, N.J., was named a “Leader Among Harvard Business School Alumnae,” and one of New Jersey’s 2013 Best 50 Women in Business.

Lawrence E. Jordan G’81 (MAX) retired after a 25-year career in investment banking in Texas. He spends his time traveling and volunteering, including mentoring young adults, playing with children at a children’s hospital, providing tax assistance to low-income families, teaching writing to GED students, and transporting disabled veterans to the VA clinic. Last fall, he taught computing, English, and mathematics at a junior high school in Hohoe, Ghana.  

Louis E. Quethera ’81 (EDU) wrote The Duplicity Factor: An American Story, a novel that takes place at SU in the late 1970s, and its sequel, Prisoner of the System (Xlibris). Quethera based the novels on some of the experiences he’s had since suffering serious head trauma following a 1977 car accident when he was an SU student. The novels, written under the pen name of Louis Que, are available through Amazon.com

Shahin Haghighi Clark ’82 (WSM) and her husband, Mark, operate Lodestone Banking, a consulting firm that helps banks find lost revenue. Some of their clients include Pathfinder Bank, Adirondack Bank, and the former Partners Trust in Utica, and OnBank in Syracuse.

Jeffry Haber ’82 (WSM), professor and chair of accounting at Iona College and controller of the Commonwealth Fund, wrote What if Everything We Knew About Investing Was Wrong? (North American Business Press).

Richard Wald ’82 (NEW), managing director-wealth management and wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Walnut Creek, Calif., was recognized by Barron’s weekly financial magazine as one of “America’s Top 1,000 Advisors” for 2013.

Christie Casciano Burns ’83 (NEW), a veteran television anchor and reporter in Syracuse, co-wrote Syracuse Television (Arcadia Publishing), a book that tells the story of the development and history of Syracuse television through more than 200 vintage images. The authors are donating a portion of the book’s proceeds to the Onondaga Historical Association.

Lisa Fantino G’83 (NEW) of Mount Kisco, N.Y., wrote Amalfi Blue, lost & found in the south of Italy (Wanderlust Women Travel Ltd.), the memoir of a career journalist turned attorney.

Stephanie Waterman ’83 (A&S), G’04 (EDU), assistant professor at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education, co-edited Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education (Stylus), which uncovers how Native Americans remain one of the least represented and least understood populations in colleges and universities across the country. 

Mary Belge ’87 (A&S) teaches at Dedham (Mass.) Middle School. As the school’s first engineering teacher, she focuses on hands-on learning, problem-solving, and teamwork to improve students’ proficiency in science and math.  

Mark A. Colvin ’87 (A&S), a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in East Syracuse, has been recognized as a Qualified Kingdom Advisor by Atlanta-based Kingdom Advisors Inc. The recognition is granted to financial professionals who have met high standards in training, integrity, character, and competence as an advisor, leader, and counselor. 

Daniel Kopcow ’87 (LCS) is a senior chemical engineer at the Ithaca, N.Y., office of GEI Consultants, a national geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firm.

Marc Pietropaoli ’88 (A&S), founder of Victory Sports Medicine & Orthopedics in Skaneateles, N.Y., and team physician for the Auburn Doubledays, joined a handful of other physicians from around the country to give complete pre-season physicals to all 75 players of the Washington Nationals baseball team at spring training in Viera, Fla.

Carolita Blythe ’89 (NEW) wrote Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl (Random House/Delacorte Press), the story of an African American teen living in 1980s Brooklyn who overcomes abuse and neglect by discovering real friendship, self-respect, and that pretty and mean don’t always win. Revenge made Seventeen magazine’s list of “What to read this Summer,” and Kirkus, one of the most esteemed literary magazines, gave the novel a starred review.

90s

Tom Gualtieri ’90 (VPA) of New York City co-wrote and starred in That Play: A Solo Macbeth. The Off-Broadway adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth was nominated for the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. Erin Hill ’90 (VPA) composed the score and designed the sound for the show. 

Robert Hocking ’90 (A&S) of Danielson, Conn., wrote Strange and Unexpected: Backpack on the Road (Parkside - Backpack Productions), a travel trilogy covering material on Florida, California, and Las Vegas.

David Rogan ’91 (VPA) of Smithtown, N.Y., won three 2013 Telly Awards for his creative work at the Sanna Mattson MacLead advertising and marketing agency. 

Robert E. Leach ’92 (A&S), G’99 (WSM) and his wife, Tiffany, were married in Tyrone, Ga., in April. 

Matt Prohaska ’92 (NEW/WSM) is programmatic advertising director at The New York Times, responsible for programmatic and channel/indirect revenue for all digital properties in display, search, mobile, and video globally.

Stephen A. Brodsky ’93 (A&S) is CEO of Spot Trading, a leading Chicago-based proprietary trading firm. 

Marc Butler ’93 (NEW/WSM), managing director of Albridge Solutions, an affiliate of Pershing financial services, was featured in a Forbes.com article, “The Next Generation of CEOs: 10 CEO Ready Leaders.” Butler has been with Pershing for 19 years. He lives in Newtown, Pa., with his wife and two children. 

Michael Gara ’93 (A&S/NEW) is vice president of development for Endemol USA, an independent entertainment production company. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Kristen Santoro-Gara ’93 (VPA), their three children, and their dog, Boeheim. 

Heather Mitchell G’95 (ARC) became one of the few women in South Carolina to own a major architecture firm when she acquired The Bordeaux Group, one of the state’s most distinguished architecture, interior design, and planning firms.

Jeffrey S. Stewart ’95 (A&S/NEW), an attorney with Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. law firm, was recognized in the Pennsylvania Rising Stars 2013 Edition, a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. A resident of Allentown, Stewart represents management in his labor law practice. 

Kenny Rosenblatt ’96 (IST), co-founder and CEO of Arkadium, creators of the largest library of casual games in the world, accepted a $5 million Series A minority investment from Edison Ventures.

Terrence Dinan ’97 (NEW) is senior manager, commercial operations-history at A+E Networks in Stamford, Conn. 

John Boyanoski ’98 (NEW) wrote his fourth book, Reimagining Greenville (The History Press), an inside look at the revitalization of this South Carolina city from a decaying urban core into one of the most hailed downtowns in the country. 

Edward S. Goldis ’98 (A&S), an attorney with Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, a personal injury law firm in Philadelphia, was recognized in the Pennsylvania Rising Stars 2013 Edition, a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 

Joyce Greene G’99 (IST) of Warren, Mich., was named Library of Congress 2012 Federal Librarian of the Year in May. A librarian with the Department of Defense’s George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Greene helped establish the center’s content management office and brought a series of digital collections online. She was recognized for active and innovative leadership, promotion and development of library and information services, and exceptional professional competency.  

Dan Hypes G’04

00s

Kristian Bryant ’00 (ARC), staff architect at VIP Architectural Associates in Syracuse, is a registered architect in New York State, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and certified by the National Council of Architectural Boards.

Douglas J. Griswold ’00 (A&S), strength and conditioning coach for the Boston Red Sox Triple A affiliate, the Pawtucket Red Sox, celebrated a win with his team in the International League’s 2012 Governors’ Cup Championship. Griswold, who worked previously with the Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers, and New York Mets organizations, is a registered strength and conditioning coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. 

Catherine Carlson Kadar ’00 (NEW) and her husband, Laszlo, of West Orange, N.J., announce the birth of their son, Edward Alfred. She is a public relations director at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, representing Microsoft.

Delia Nevola ’00 (ARC) was named principal at Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture in New York City.

Nancy Kalish Biederman ’01 (A&S), a supporter and volunteer for the Motion Picture & Television Fund, mobilized and led the grass-roots coalition—Saving the Lives of Our Own—to prevent the closure of the Motion Picture Nursing Home, which provides long-term care for those who have worked in the entertainment industry.

Myriam Bouchard ’01 (WSM) of New Paltz, N.Y., is a certified business advisor at the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center (SBDC). She was named 2013 Business Advisor of the Year for the New York State SBDC.

Joni Weber ’03 (A&S/NEW) earned a master’s degree in public policy from George Mason University School of Public Policy in May. She lives in Herndon, Va., and works at Booz Allen Hamilton, a strategy and technology consulting firm. 

Michael Zyborowicz ’03 (WSM), a director with the accounting, tax, and business consulting firm Citrin Cooperman in Philadelphia, was recognized as a Certified Franchise Executive after completing a comprehensive course of study in franchise management offered by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives, which is the academic branch of the International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation. 

Brooke Alper ’04 (A&S) is the customer care manager at Audible.com, a division of Amazon.com, in Newark, N.J. She and her husband, Joshua A. Lipschitz ’99, G’01 (WSM) welcomed their second son, Nathaniel Finn Lipschitz, in April 2012.  

Zack Hutchins ’04 (NEW) is director of digital communications for Patricia Lynch Associates in Albany, N.Y. He works in the company’s communications unit, PLA-Comm.

Eli Saslow ’04 (NEW) of The Washington Post was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his moving portrait of a struggling swimming pool salesman that illustrated the daily emotional toll of the nation’s economic downturn. 

Sheila E. Stanton ’04 (EDU/VPA), G’06 (EDU) married Stephen M. DePaola in August 2012. They live in Westchester County, N.Y.

Antonia Trigler ’04 (A&S) married Mike Solitro ’03 (NEW) in Grand Cayman with 28 Syracuse University alumni in attendance.

Leyla El Bouhali ’05 (A&S) married Russell Swanson ’05 (WSM). Leyla is a therapist at the Clear View School Day Treatment Center, and Russell is a material logistic manager at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. They reside in Stamford, Conn. 

Marilyn Diamond ’05 (SWK) of Williston, S.C., is a contributing writer to The Motherhood Diaries (Strebor/Atria Books) by ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Diamond’s piece, “Diary of a Single Parent,” chronicles her journey as the mother of three sons. 

Matthew P. Guardino G’05, G’11 (MAX) is an assistant professor in the political science department at Providence College in Rhode Island.

Brian McClintock ’05 (NEW) is director of media relations for Little League Baseball and Softball.  For the past three years he worked as editorial and marketing director for GoSportn.com

Susan L. Dahline L’06 (LAW), G’06 (MAX) is an associate attorney at Bousquet Holstein law firm in Syracuse, focused on employee benefits law. 

David Schultz ’06 (EDU), a Marine Corps veteran, is a certified athletic trainer at Victory Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Skaneateles, N.Y., and a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. As the athletic trainer at Jamesville-DeWitt High School in suburban Syracuse, he assisted Brandon Triche ‘13 and DaJuan Coleman ‘16 with their training and injury rehabilitation.

Jeremiah Hancock ’07 (ARC) is a project manager for corporate interiors at New York City-based Francis Cauffman architecture firm.

Shannon Blair Small G’07 (EDU) and her husband, Brian Small ’02 (WSM), G’08 (EDU), announce the birth of their daughter, Danillel Hazel. Shannon is a counselor at the Hebrew Day School, and Brian serves as the Jewish chaplain at Syracuse University and as interim executive director of Hillel at SU.

Lindsay Truesdell ’07 (NEW) is senior event coordinator for The Ride for Roswell, an annual cycling event benefiting Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. 

Andrew Brumbach ’08 (ARC) is an associate at TRO Jung/Brannen, an integrated planning, architecture, and engineering firm located in Boston.

Jake Wehrman ’08 (NEW) produced the video for Springfield, Oregon’s entry in the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge, vying for a $5 million grand prize. His video was one of 20 finalists, which included the City of Syracuse (www.huffingtonpost.com/mayors-challenge/).

Hervens Jeannis ’09 (LCS) is in the Ph.D. program in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Pittsburgh. A graduate student researcher in the rehabilitation science and technology department, he is working on the Strong Arm Project, which is developing an assistive robotic device to be used by veterans with disabilities and others to be transferred out of a wheelchair with the assistance of a caregiver using one finger. 

Elizabeth A. Matessino ’09 (LCS) of Los Angeles graduated from the Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California. 

10s

Katelyn Heim ’11 (A&S) is studying at the School of Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco.

Ryan D. Govoni ’12 (LCS) graduated from Navy Officer Candidate School and received a commission as an ensign in the United States Navy while assigned at Officer Training Command in Newport, R.I.

Tim Noparumpa G’12 (WSM) is an assistant professor in the management department at Providence College in Rhode Island.