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’40s

Henry Kalette ’44 (WSM) and wife Natalie Kalette ’47 (A&S) celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They are both active volunteers and members of the Rotary Club of DeWitt, N.Y.

Doris Thurston ’45 (A&S) wrote Stroke! A Daughter’s Story: Trials and Triumphs Caring for a Father with Aphasia (Trafford.com), with 24 drawings and 18 poems, depicting stages in her father’s recovery.

Ruth Leuthold Casey ’46 (VPA) had a painting, Lazy Afternoons, accepted into the permanent collection of the von Liebig Center of the Naples (Florida) Art Association.

Robert A. Degen ’47 (WSM), G’49 (GRAD), professor emeritus of economics at Sewanee: The University of the South, wrote The Triumph of Capitalism (Transaction Publishers). He and his wife, Eileen Dawkins G’49 (MAX), live in Sewanee, Tenn.

Yale Richmond ’47 (LCS), who served 30 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, wrote his sixth book, Practicing Public Diplomacy: A Cold War Odyssey (Berghahn Books), which recounts his service in Austria, Germany, Laos, Poland, and the former Soviet Union.

Phyllis J. Lee ’48 (A&S) of New York City is a retired guidance counselor and teacher. She enjoys introducing children to the world of art during their visits to museums.

Roger S. Teachout ’48 (A&S), G’53 (MAX) was honored by Chief Justice Leigh Saufley as a founder of court mediation in Maine during its 30th anniversary celebration. Teachout was the first director and first mediator of Maine Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Service.

Albert Maysles ’49 (A&S) had his films Gimme Shelter, Salesman, and Grey Gardens chosen by Documentary Magazine as three of the 25 best documentaries. He also released a book of his photographs, A Maysles Scrapbook (Steidl/Steven Kasher Gallery).


’50s

Donald H. Green ’51 (A&S), a lawyer with Pepper Hamilton, was chosen by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy to receive the Justin D. Simon Award for Excellence in Teaching Trial Advocacy.

Max Ginsburg ’53 (VPA) presented a one-man exhibition of oil paintings at Gallery 1199 in New York City.

Aldo Tambellini ’54 (VPA) of Cambridge, Mass., artist, filmmaker, and pioneer video artist, presented his development in the media and his films at the Film Archives in New York City.

Sanford M. Edelman ’55 (WSM) is still active with Kenny’s, a wholesale merchandise liquidation company he founded in 1979, after serving as merchandising vice president of several major retail chains, including Spartan-Atlantic and Korvettes. He divides his time between his residences in Manhattan and Quogue, N.Y.

Joel Rosenbaum ’55 (A&S), G’59, G’63 (GRAD), professor of cell and molecular biology at Yale University, was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Siena in Italy, where he has been studying the ultrastructure of the intraflagellar transport process.

Harold Steinberg ’55 (WSM) was appointed to a five-year term with the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, which establishes generally accepted accounting principles for the federal government and its agencies.

Thomas E. Bird ’56 (A&S) is the English-language editor of the English-Belarusian Dictionary published in Minsk, Belarus, by the Belarusian Institute of Arts and Sciences.

Peter V. McNally ’56 (A&S/NEW) of Buffalo, N.Y., wrote Bette Davis: The Performance That Made Her Great (McFarland & Company Inc.).

Nancy Ely-Raphel ’57 (A&S) is a board member of the United Nations Development Program.

Charles V. Willie G’57 (MAX), H’92 and two colleagues wrote Grassroots Social Action (Rowman & Littlefield).


’60s

Joyce Carol Oates ’60 (A&S) gave a public reading and discussed her writing at the University of South Carolina as part of a student-community course, Caught in the Creative Act.

Emily Corbato ’62 (VPA) exhibited her photographic work at the Women’s Museum’s first juried show, In the Beginning, in Dallas.

Sanford Sternlicht G’62 (A&S), an English professor at SU, released a book, Masterpieces of Modern British and Irish Drama (Greenwood Press).

Ellen Werdegar Kaplowitz ’63 (VPA) exhibited her photography at museums and had it published in many magazines. Images from Vietnam are featured in her book, A World of Decent Dreams: Vietnam Images (Weatherhill).

Sally Castle ’64 (EDU) is professor of special education at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.

David Dodds ’64 (WSM) is an adjunct professor of business at Webster University in Columbia, S.C.

Val Dunham G’65 (ESF), G’69 (A&S), a retired biology professor and former dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences at Coastal Carolina University, rejoined the staff as interim associate provost for research with responsibility for the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research.

Harvey H. Kaiser G’65 (ARC), G’74 (MAX) wrote National Park Architecture Sourcebook (Princeton Architectural Press) about historical architecture in the national park system.

Rick Rofman G’67 (NEW), G’69 (A&S) of Van Nuys, Calif., is a freelance writer, and submitted a correction to the area code/time zone map in the SBC phone book white pages that was implemented in the local phone books.

Jim Buhrmaster ’68 (WSM), president of Buhrmaster Energy Group, a fourth-generation locally owned and operated company, is pursuing candidacy for New York’s 21st Congressional District.

Jack Gernsheimer ’68 (VPA) wrote Designing Logos: The Process of Creating Symbols that Endure (Allworth Press).

William Indek ’68 (A&S), G’71 (EDU) was inducted into the Glen Ridge (N.J.) High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his contributions and success for more than 23 years as track coach at the school. He also was awarded the Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award for his 36 years as a school guidance counselor. He retired this year.

Bruce Chadwick ’69 (NEW), a cultural historian, wrote I Am Murdered (Wiley) about the bizarre slaying of a founding father, and
Triumvirate about the fight to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Both books will be published later this year.

Nancy Weingarten Garn ’69 (EDU) received a doctor of humane letters from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago for her four-decades’ long contribution to health science education and her dedication to the university.

James W. Heffernan ’69 (A&S), G’74 (WSM) completed a four-year term as chairman of the board of Harc, an agency serving the needs of those with intellectual disability in central Connecticut, and was appointed to the state governor’s Council on Developmental Services.


’70s

Marcia J. Scherer ’70 (HD/NEW) works for the University of Rochester Medical Center in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is president of the Institute for Matching Person and Technology. She was awarded the James Hansen Humanitarian Award from the Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo.

Maxine Bigby Cunningham G’71 (MAX) wrote Power Walking: A Journey to Wholeness (BookSurge Publishing). She retired as a senior executive from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, began a second career as a director and consultant with nonprofit, grassroots organizations, and launched a third career as an author and wellness advocate.

Steven R. Wills ’71 (EDU) retired after 35 years as a teacher. He is an education consultant and coordinator of the Wachovia Education Resource Center at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife, Susan Barnes ’70 (NEW), a freelance writer for children’s magazines.

Dale Fenstermaker ’72 (A&S) is senior vice president and partner of ValleyWide Property Management, Allentown, Pa.

Robert Graziano G’72 (LCS), president, CEO, and chairman of the board of directors at Technology Service Corp., celebrated 30 years with the company.

James L. Perry G’72, G’74 (MAX), a chancellor’s professor at Indiana University, received the Dwight Waldo Award by the American Society for Public Administration.

Betsy Powers ’72 (A&S) was selected as one of 60 financial planners to join the Select Planner Group of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp./Sagemark Consulting as part of the firm’s Private Wealth Services Group Program.

Eric Y. Sheldon ’72 (A&S), president of the Baltimore Chartered Financial Analyst Society and managing director at SunTrust Bank, Atlanta, was awarded the SunTrust Cares trophy for volunteer activities as a baseball manager for 15- to 18-year-olds and as a member of the Heroes organization, a Washington, D.C., group of 100 business executives providing financial support for the families of fallen police officers and firefighters.

Toni S. Sullivan ’72 (A&S) rescued 150 people/tourists over a period of three summers, in Samaria Gorge Park, on the island of Crete, Greece.

Robert Brenna Jr. ’73 (A&S) of Rochester, N.Y., is president of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Frank S. Ferko G’73 (VPA) wrote Merton "Songs: Five Songs on Poems of Thomas Merton," which premiered in New York’s Carnegie Hall in a concert performed by renowned baritone Nathan Gunn.

Joe Lamachia ’73 (NEW), voice talent and actor for animated features, movie trailers, network promos, and commercials, introduced the featured performers and provided voice-over for The Concert of Hope, which preceded Pope Bendict XVI’s Papal Mass in Yankee Stadium.

Joanne C. Conlon G’74 (EDU), director of student academic support at Rosemont College in Pennsylvania, was named a 2008 (ACPA) Educational Leadership Foundation Diamond Honoree. Conlon also received the Jefferson Community College Alumni Association’s Professional Achievement Award.

Nancy S. Padian G’74 (EDU), an internationally recognized expert in epidemiology and the prevention of HIV, was appointed an RTI International Distinguished Fellow. RTI is a research institute based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Robert B. Kugler ’75 (A&S) received the 2008 Arthur E. Armitage Sr. Distinguished Alumni Award from the Rutgers’ Camden Law Alumni Association. He is a partner at the Cherry Hill law firm of Gold and Farrow.

Jeanne Maglaty ’75 (NEW/A&S) retired from The Washington Post and joined Smithsonian magazine as a copy editor.

Peter Checklick ’76 (LCS) was awarded the prestigious NASA astronauts’ Silver Snoopy Award in recognition of his expertise in support of the STS-114 mission. He is the NASA quality engineering lead for the Space Shuttle Program at Kennedy Space Center.

Darien Chrepta ’76 (NEW) is the morning news producer at FOX9/KMSP-TV in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Igor Kapral G’76 (A&S), who was tonsured a monk with the name Hilaron, was elected the new Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

Susan Germain ’77 (WSM) of DeWitt, N.Y., is executive director of SU’s Office of Special Events.

Karen Bronstein Kallet ’77 (VPA) is vice president of online and direct marketing for Weil Lifestyle/DrWeil.com. She was elected president of the American Marketing Association for Phoenix.

Richard Longshore G’77, G’81 (MAX) retired after 27 years with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., where he was the director of new products and emerging opportunities in the U.S. Managed Markets Group. He started his own pharmaceutical consulting business, The Longshore Group.

James Schantz ’77 (VPA) collaborated with flutist Paula Robison on "Places of the Spirit: The Holy Land" (Pucker Gallery). It is composed of music and images from Schantz’s visit to Israel.

Jim Staudenraus G’77 (MAX), appointed by Governor David Paterson to the newly formed New York State Sea Level Rise Task Force and contributing author to the book War Footing: 10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World (U.S. Naval Institute Press), received the Republican and the Conservative Party nomination for New York State Assembly, District 1.

Jay B. Wright G’77 (NEW), professor of communications law, was appointed a Newhouse Endowed Chair of Public Communications at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Melissa Bennett ’78 (ARC) is a senior member of the library practice at Shepley Bulfinch with more than 25 years of design, programming, and planning of institutional library facilities.

Larry Echols ’78 (NEW) of Fayetteville, N.Y., joined Re/Max Masters in DeWitt. His background includes advertising sales, marketing, and public relations at The Post-Standard daily newspaper in Syracuse.

Albert A. Kruger G’78 (A&S) of the Office of River Protection was named glass scientist for the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant on the Department of Energy’s Hanford Site in Washington state.

Cheryl Solimini ’78 (NEW) wrote Across the River—A Mystery (Deadly Ink Press).

Linda Daley ’79 (WSM) is managing principal at ah’bé landscape architects in Culver City, Calif.

Linda G. Di Meglio ’79 (NEW) is director of residential dining services at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Jesse Fink ’79 (ESF), G’82 (WSM), co-founder and managing director of MissionPoint Capital Partners and co-founder of priceline.com, delivered the keynote address at Babson College during its second annual Entrepreneurial Energy Expo at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

Richard Whittaker G’79 (MAX) earned a master of divinity degree from the Episcopal Theological School/Claremont School of Theology, and was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

’80s

Thomas Coffey ’80 (NEW) wrote Blood Alley (Toby Press). Coffey is a sports editor with The New York Times.

David Crane L’80 (LAW), professor of practice at the College of Law, received an honorary doctorate in law during commencement ceremonies at Case Western Reserve University.

Robert Fein ’80 (A&S) is director of sales at CBS 3 and The CW Philly in Philadelphia.

Fred Field ’80 (NEW) wrote and photographed Maine Places, Maine Faces (Commonwealth Editions), a photojournalistic look at the state.

Richard Giancola G’80 (WSM) is CEO of Neuromonics Inc. and a member of its board of directors.

Joel Plumley ’80 (LCS), owner of Plumley Engineering, opened a new office in Rome, N.Y.

Howard Woolley ’80 (NEW), Verizon senior vice president of wireless public policy and government relations, was named to the Executive Leadership Council, an organization representing the most senior African American executives in Fortune 500 companies.

Sarah Bowen G’81 (NEW), founder of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation in Chattanooga, Tenn., and marketing and special projects coordinator for WRCB-TV, was honored with Chattanooga’s Women of Distinction award at the group’s annual luncheon.

Nicholas Caronna ’81 (LCS) is the managing principal of the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, office for Integral, a consulting engineering firm specializing in research laboratory and biopharm facility designs. He and his family live in Cary, N.C.

Michael Frye ’81 (A&S) is an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton in Norfolk, Va. Frye retired from the U.S. Air Force as deputy director of homeland defense. He served more than 26 years in the Air Force as a pilot and squadron commander, and had numerous other responsibilities that included serving on the joint staff.

Melanie Gray L’81 (LAW), an SU trustee and a litigation partner in the Houston office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, was named by Houston Woman Magazine as one of the city’s 50 Most Influential Women. The honor recognizes women who are making an extraordinary impact on major issues in the Houston community. Gray is also a co-chair of The Campaign for Syracuse University.

Arpi Hovaguimian ’81 (WSM), G’83 (MAX), G’89 (A&S), G’96 (SWK) opened a new counseling and consulting practice in Ithaca, N.Y.

Michelle S. Simon L’81 (LAW) is dean of Pace University School of Law in White Plains, N.Y.

Laurie Storey-Manseau ’81 (NEW) is the principal of StoreyManseau, which was named one of the Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses by Working Mother magazine.

Judith Sereno Zak G’81 (NEW) wrote Serenade the Moon (The Wild Rose Press), writing under the pseudonym of Jocelyn Saint James. Zak is a product manager for Praxair Inc., and a professor of writing and communications at Medaille College. She and her husband, Jim, reside in Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Michael D. Antonetti G’82 (A&S) is an environmental project manager at Gannett Fleming in Pittsburgh.

Kenneth Evans ’82 (A&S), ’83 (WSM) is executive director of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum’s Emerging Companies Academy. He was also honored in the 2008 Tampa Bay Corporate Guide.

L. Oliver Frey G’82 (MAX), L’82 (LAW) is a partner in the litigation department at Saul Ewing LLP in Philadelphia. He concentrates on complex commercial litigation and employment law.

Amy Lyndon ’82 (VPA) appeared on CBS’s NCIS as Goldilocks. She shot the 35mm AFI Thesis film Warren and the film Making it in the City. She also completed principal photography as a director/producer on the comedy film Award-Winning.

Jeffrey L. Pappalardo ’82 (VPA) is senior vice president at Crowley Webb and Associates Inc., a marketing communications agency in Buffalo, N.Y.

Daniel Rushefsky ’82 (A&S) is a financial services representative with MetLife.

Deirdre Sinnott ’82 (VPA) married Charles R. Petzold. They reside in New York, where Deirdre is a writer, memoirist, and literary critic.

Elizabeth Strout L’82 (LAW) wrote Olive Kittridge: Fiction (Random House).

Jerry Zremski ’82 (NEW), the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for The Buffalo News, was honored by the National Polish Center in Washington.

Ann Donahue G’83 (WSM) married John Yockey. They reside in Rockville, Md., where she is executive director of the regional operations for Greater Washington, D.C., at SU’s Paul Greenberg House.

David Feth ’83 (ARC) is a principal at Payette in Boston.

Jorge Graubard ’83 (A&S) is a senior imaging specialist with GE Healthcare and received the Pinnacle Award for achievements in 2007.

Richard S. Hill G’83 (WSM), chairman and CEO of Novellus Systems Inc., received an honorary degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also received the 2008 Excelsior Award from N.Y. Loves Nanotech, a collaboration among New York State companies, academic institutions, and economic development agencies. The award recognizes a prominent industry leader.

Christopher Hobler ’83 (A&S), an athletic trainer and physician extender at Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in Ithaca, N.Y., is president-elect of the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Rebecca Y. Hopkins G’83 (NEW), owner of Oakland Consulting, reprinted and published three original selections of turn-of-the-century sheet music composed by her husband’s late grandfather, James Hopkins, a past band master with the Royal Fusiliers in London.

David Lazar G’83 (A&S) wrote Truth in Nonfiction: Essays (University of Iowa Press).
Michael Olivette G’83, G’84 (MAX) is associate dean of academic affairs in the Panuska College of Professional Studies at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

Michelle Paige-Paterson ’83 (VPA) is the first lady of the State of New York. Her husband, David A. Paterson, is the first African American governor of New York State. Paige-Paterson is director of integrative wellness at Health Plan of New York

Dan A. Schulder ’83 (WSM), a partner in the tax and real estate practice group of WolfBlock, is chair of the Tax Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Gregory D. Simon ’83 (WSM) is senior vice president of the strategies and solutions group at Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment.

Holly Karker ’84 (NEW) of Skaneateles, N.Y., is director of development and membership for the Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.

Vic Ricci ’84 (LCS) is the director of science and technology for the sensor and sonar systems department of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, R.I. He received the Technical Manager of the Year award from the deputy undersecretary of defense for advanced systems and concepts.

David H. Robin G’84 (EDU) and his wife, Susan, reside in the Berkshires in Massachusetts. He is an educational consultant after 35 years as a teacher and administrator in New York State and Massachusetts.

M.T. Schwartzman ’84 (NEW) marked his 15th anniversary as a freelance writer covering Alaska and the cruise industry. He resides in New Jersey and teaches continuing education classes on magazine writing, travel writing, and business writing.

Daniel Casey G’85 (WSM) lives in Belgium, where he formed a Pittsburgh Steelers fan club.

Myles J. Edwards ’85 (A&S) joined Access International Advisors as general counsel and chief compliance officer. He was admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2007.

Kirsten Flynn ’85 (VPA) is owner of Sustainable Home, an interior design firm. The firm was selected in 2006 to design the interiors for Santa Clara University’s 2007 entry in the Solar Decathlon.

Ray Halbritter ’85 (WSM), Oneida Nation Representative and CEO, received the Whitman School of Management Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which honors the business accomplishments of an alumnus.

Glen Hartz G’85 (A&S/EDU), professor of philosophy at Ohio State University-Mansfield, received the Leibniz Society of North America Award. He was recognized as founder and editor of the Leibniz Review.

William Thomson ’85 (VPA) illustrated his third children’s book, Baseball Hour (Marshall Cavendish). He is an associate professor of illustration at the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford and lives in Southington, Conn., with his wife, Diann, and their three sons.

Alfred Boehm ’86 (A&S) is a manager at the California Department of Justice in Sacramento. He resides in West Sacramento with his wife, Astrid, and their son, Lukas.

Russell Ford ’86 (LCS) and wife Karen announce the birth of their twins, Gregory Russell and Katelyn Marie.

Sean Gillane ’86 (NEW) earned an M.Ed. degree in history from Westfield State College in Massachusetts. Gillane’s thesis was titled “Badges of Slavery: Fugitive Slaves, Sarah Roberts, Prudence Crandall, and the Fight for African American Opportunity in Antebellum New England.”

David A. Gordon L’86 (LAW), managing partner of Latham and Watkins, was honored at the Syracuse Law Review’s annual banquet with the Law Review Alumni Achievement Award.

Robert Hagle G’86 (VPA) is interim director of the Cummings Art Gallery at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. He retired from Lord Corp. as its employee communications manager.

Edmund Luzine ’86 (A&S) and his wife, Suzette, announce the birth of their daughter, Veronica Pilar. Luzine, a hedge fund manager, an Army colonel, and an M.B.A. professor, formed Ausable Funds Inc., a firm that will launch a global emerging markets mutual fund later this year.

Fred Opie ’86 (EDU), G’99 (MAX), associate professor of history and director of the African Diaspora program at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., wrote Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America (Columbia University Press).

Robert Siegel ’86 (ARC) won an award from the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter, for his firm’s design of the Land Port of Entry border station in Calais, Maine. It is the only border station to win such an award and was also named part of the U.S. General Services Administration Design Excellence Program.

Barbara Davis Wilson G’86 (EDU), a teacher at Syracuse Renaissance Academy at Carnegie, was featured as “The Black Dreamer” and the first African American majorette in Calhoun County, Mich., in the book Cameron (Xlibris Corporation).

Lynn Zoch G’86, G’93 (NEW) is the founding director of Radford University’s School of Communications in Radford, Va.

Stephen L. Christian ’87 (VPA) is development authority director at Berkeley Development in Martinsburg, W. Va.

Susan Shanahan Kostecki ’87 (NUR) and husband John of Rocklin, Calif., announce the birth of their fourth child, Connor Matthew.

Mark Scarsi ’87 (LCS), G’93 (LCS/UC), partner in the intellectual property and technology department of the international law firm Milbank, Tweed,

Hadley & McCloy, was honored with a place on IP Law & Business Top 50 Under 45 list. He was recognized for his skillful litigation strategies and track record of successes in high profile computer software and technology related cases.

Glenn Walsh ’87 (HD) was inducted into the Rhode Island Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Scott M. Brenner ’88 (WSM) was appointed advisory council member by the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a partner in the Stamford CPA firm of Dylewsky, Goldberg & Brenner.

Diana Nuzzolillo Collins ’88 (NEW) was ordained as an interfaith minister by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary. She resides in Charlotte, N.C., with her husband, Rory, and is a freelance writer and unaffiliated minister doing weddings, baby blessings, and other rites of passage.

John E. Decker ’88 (A&S) is a partner at the Sandbar Grill in Taunton, Mass.

Eric Helt ’88 (LCS) is vice president for electric operations/construction and maintenance of PECO.

Alland Leandre ’88 (LCS), president and CEO of Vyalex Management Solutions Inc., was honored at the 2008 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference.

Jerry Leo ’88 (NEW) is senior vice president of program planning and acquisitions for Bravo, an NBC Universal property.

Neal McDonough ’88 (VPA) appeared in the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall, portraying the prisoner.

Anthony Pucca ’88 (NEW) and his wife, MaryBeth, announce the birth of their daughter, Audrey. They reside in Westchester County, N.Y. Anthony is an executive creative director of Sigma, an award-winning integrated advertising agency in Oradell, N.J.

Angela M. Barry G’89 (ARC) joined Hiscock & Barclay as project development specialist to establish the economic and project development practice area.

Gail Cohen ’89 (NEW) is global chair at Burson-Marsteller’s Healthcare Practice, responsible for helping the Global Healthcare Practice drive success across regions and address client communications needs.

Melissa Richards ’89 (NEW) married Thomas Person. They reside in Louisville, Ky., where Melissa is director of Enterprise-Wide Initiatives at Humana Inc.

Tracy Tajbl ’89 (A&S) is senior director of external affairs for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s second home, The Music Center at Strathmore, in Bethesda, Md.

Wendy Walukiewicz G’89 (NEW) married Paul Petrillo. They reside in Middletown, Conn.


’90s

Michael Brodsky ’90 (A&S) is president and CEO of Youbet.com.

Anne Novado-Cappuccilli ’90 (VPA) is curator at Limestone Art & Framing Gallery in Fayetteville, N.Y.

Gerald Rawson ’90 (NEW) passed the certified financial planner exam. He works as a financial planner with Vanguard in Valley Forge Pa.

Stephen Rice ’90 (A&S) and his wife, Jody, announce the birth of their son, Charlie. Rice is the assistant regional manager of a paper and office supply distributor and operates a beet farm with his brother.

Michele Estep ’91 (WSM) is executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Sun National Bank. She oversees the bank’s human resources, payroll, facilities, project management, and purchasing departments.

Amy Caruana Gabriel ’91 (A&S/NEW) and husband Christopher Gabriel ’91 (A&S) announce the birth of their son, Sam Christopher.

Martin A. Gromulat L’91 (LAW) is senior policy advisor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Kerrie Heslin ’91 (WSM) is partner in the law firm of Nukk-Freeman & Cerra in Short Hills, N.J. The firm was honored by the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization as the Outstanding Women Business Enterprise in the New York region.

Tawanda Johnson ’91 (NEW) is press secretary for APS Physics in Washington, D.C.

Keith Kaplan ’91 (NEW) is president of Adconion Media Group, a global advertising network.

Vincent J. Loffredo ’91 (EDU) is associate vice president for university student services at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Edward C. Miller Jr. ’91 (WSM), chief marketing officer at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., was a guest speaker at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.

James T. Olson ’91 (NEW) is vice president of corporate communications at U.S. Airways.

Kenneth Quaglio G’91 (WSM) is president of Cammand Information. He resides in Clifton, Va., with his wife, Valerie, and children Joseph and Caroline.

F. Stuart Ross ’91 (A&S), G’00 (MAX) married Maria Tuero-O’Donnell. They reside in Derry, Northern Ireland, where Ross is a teacher at Queen’s University.

Mary Michael Shelley G’91 (SWK) is an American folk artist with work in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian and the American Museum in Bath, England.

Kristine Worrell G’91 (NEW) is managing editor at The Beaumont Enterprise (Texas).

Joshua Zinder ’91 (ARC) completed the architecture and design of a new restaurant, Restaurant Charlie, at the Palazzo in Las Vegas. He is the principal and founder of Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design in Princeton, N.J.

Nicholas Bennett ’92 (VPA/EDU) of Liverpool, N.Y., is coordinator of interactive education at WCNY.

Eileen Moran Crandall ’92 (NEW) was awarded the Delacorte Award for First Young Adult Fiction for her novel, Skin Deep (Delacorte Press). She and her husband, Mark, live in Sackets Harbor, N.Y., with their daughter, Wyoma.

Paul L. Hume ’92 (ARC) was named principal at GWWO Inc. Architects.

Kendall B. Lamar ’92 (NEW) won Certificates of Merit for Best Morning Show and Best On-Air Promotional Campaign and a first-place award for Production of Best On-Air Contest for KS 1075 (KQKS-FM) Denver at the 2008 Colorado Broadcasters’ Association Awards of Excellence Ceremony.

Mark A. Lapointe ’92 (ARC) was named principal of GWWO Inc. Architects.

Patrick J. Sullivan ’92 (A&S) is director of technical and government affairs for the Telecommunications Industry Association.

Peter Tryba ’92 (A&S) is vice president of Siegal and Sons in Newton, Mass. He is also a member of the editorial board of and a columnist for Simply Wine Today magazine.

Sara Millett Au ’93 (A&S/NEW) wrote Stress-Free Potty Training (AMACOM Books). Her SU roommate, Kelly Rocha Light ’92 (VPA) of Long Island, N.Y., created the book’s artwork. Au is a magazine editor, speechwriter, and author based in Orlando, Fla., where she resides with her husband and two children.

Scott (Taye) Diggs ’93 (VPA) returned to the College of Visual and Performing Arts to conduct dance and acting workshops for more than 200 drama students last spring.

D. Christian Fischer L’93 (LAW) of Cazenovia joined the law offices of Riehlman, Shafer & Shafer, focusing on commercial real estate and related business areas.

Steven Gardner ’93 (A&S) and Sharon Shinkle announce the birth of their son, Joshua David Arthur.

Jonathan Hennessey ’93 (NEW) wrote The U.S. Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation (Hill & Wang).

Erin Howard ’93 (A&S) and husband Jason Ross of Shrewsbury, Mass., announce the birth of their daughter, Victoria, who joins sister Alexandra.

Michelle Phillips Kubick ’93 (WSM/NEW) and her husband Robert J. Kubick Jr. ’93 (A&S) announce the birth of their third daughter, Leah Grace. Robert earned a doctoral degree in education from Kent State University and is editor of The Ohio School Psychologist.

Valerie Fisher Smaltini ’93 (NEW) and husband Chris announce the birth of their son, Riley Christopher. They reside in Long Branch, N.J., where she is a television production manager.

Angelina DeGiovanni Capodanno ’94 (A&S/NEW) and husband Tom of Brooklyn announce the birth of their daughter, Nicoletta, who joins brother Julian. Capodanno is director of creative management at Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

Rebecca Dolgin ’94 (A&S/NEW) is vice president and executive editor of print at The Knot Inc.

Jennifer Leonardo Hollis ’94, G’99 (LCS) and her husband, David, announce the birth of their son, Seth, who joins brothers Nathanael and Isaac.

Kelly McGary Horan ’94 (A&S), G’97 (MAX) and husband Steve announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Peter, who joins brother Will. They reside in Tampa, Fla., where Kelly is a senior director in the public finance division of Fitch Ratings.

Rochelle Jacobs-Silpe ’94 (WSM) launched a new company, MISSION Product Holdings, an athlete-enginereed skincare line. She completed a three-year executive education program at Harvard Business School and resides in New York City with her husband, Matthew, and two sons.

Alicia Monks G’94 (ARC) is an associate at Shepley Bulfinch in Boston.

Gina Murtagh ’94 (VPA), a freelance photographer, curator, and arts educator, edited a book of photographs, Images of a Girl, Images of a Woman (SU Press).

Scott E. Schiff ’94 (A&S) and his wife, Amy, announce the birth of their daughter, Eve Rachel. Scott is a special education teacher in Darien, Conn. They reside in Rye Brook, N.Y.

Mark R. Stover ’94 (A&S), of Austin, Texas, is vice president of government and external affairs for Hydro Green Energy.

Jennifer Weiss-Donovan ’94 (ARC) was elected president of the Boston chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction. She is an architect at Payette in Boston. She and her husband, Alexander Donovan ’97 (ARC), live in Boston with their two children.

Alfred J. Wooten ’94 (WSM/HD), G’00 (WSM) owns AJW Clothier & Day Spa in Memphis.

Sanjay Dabke G’95 (NEW) heads the TV project for the largest publishing house in western India and works as head of two satellite channels.

Wendy Giaccaglia ’95 (A&S/EDU) is area housing manager for the City of London.

Rachelle Hardy ’95 (LCS) and husband Mark Verone ’95 (NEW) announce the birth of their son, Andrew John Verone.

Heather Palmore G’95 (LAW), a partner, trial attorney, and head of the education law division in the law firm of Conway, Farrell, Curtin and Kelly, P.C., was named a Top 40 Under 40 business professional by The Network Journal Magazine.

Stacey Elwell Prince ’95 (A&S) and her husband, Alfred, of Portland, Conn., announce the birth of their son, Logan Cutler.  Stacey is a senior site manager at Wyeth Research.

Julie Scillieri Blake ’96 (NEW) and husband Russell Blake ’95 (IST) announce the birth of their daughter, Zoe Lila, who joins brother Jasper.

Tracy Espy G’96, G’98 (HD) is provost and vice president of academic affairs at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C.

Rachel Kacprzyk ’96 (NEW) earned a master’s degree in education in school guidance counseling from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. She is a program liaison for YouthWorks Inc. in Pittsburgh. She also helps run a local nonprofit volunteer group called Book ’Em, which sends books to self-educating people in prison nationwide.

Heather Mayoros Knol ’96 (VPA) and husband Timothy Knol ’97 (NEW) are owners of The Mayoros Agency, an advertising and marketing firm in Rock Hill, S.C.

Dana Leccese G’96 (LAW) married Timothy Babbin. She works for the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office in Woburn, Mass. They have a daughter, Riley.

Kristina Carlson Lozada ’96 (VPA) and husband Ian Lozada ’94 (A&S) announce the birth of twins Declan Samuel and Audrey Rose, who join sister Caroline Grace.

Rebekah Modrak G’96 (VPA), associate professor in the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, was awarded tenure.
Taryn Perry ’96 (WSM/NEW) earned an M.B.A. degree from the University of Southern California. She is a territory manager in Los Angeles for Verathon Medical.

Barbara Ryan G’96 (MAX), L’96 (LAW) is executive vice president and COO at Helios Education Foundation.

Peter Smolowitz ’96 (NEW) is a senior account supervisor with the public relations firm of Eric Mower and Associates in Charlotte, N.C.

Julie Burghardt ’97 (SWK) is a requirements analyst with the business project management group of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in Rochester, N.Y.

Kristen Kihm Farmer ’97 (WSM) and husband Jay of Cincinnati, Ohio, announce the birth of their daughter, Brooke Joelle, who joins brother Jake James.

Joanna Chambers Finer ’97 (SWK) and husband Eric Finer ’97 (LCS) announce the birth of their daughter, Brooke Marie.

Wendy Barrer Gartenberg ’97 (SWK) and husband Ira Gartenberg ’97, G’99 (EDU) of Doylestown, Pa., announce the birth of their daughter, Elly Hope, who joins sister Alexa and brother Noah.

Merritt J. Green L’97 (LAW) is founder and managing partner of General Counsel, P.C., in Washington, D.C., and one of the founding owners of Bookkeeping Express Enterprises, which is franchising Bookkeeping Express nationwide.

Edmund Harvey ’97 (WSM) continues to raise awareness and funds with Agent Awareness for Habitat for Humanity International through triathlon participation and race recruitment.

Douglas Jaeger ’97 (VPA) is a member of the marketing advisory committee at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Andrew Kanter L’97 (LAW) is an associate at the Boston civil litigation firm of Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen.

Rebecca Gregory Ouellette ’97 (A&S), G’98 (MAX) and husband Craig announce the birth of their son, Ian Eleric. She is senior project director for the Center for Health Policy and Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Michael Pavento G’97 (LCS), L’97 (LAW) is a partner in the intellectual property department at Kilpatrick Stockton in the firm’s Atlanta office.

Rachel I. Robbins ’97 (SWK) and husband Seth Robbins ’96 (IST) announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Miriam. Rachel is a research associate with Wellesley College in Massachusetts, and Seth is in production operations management with Phase Forward.

Sara Sarakanti ’97 (VPA) is director of promotions and audience development at Distinguished Concerts International New York in New York City.

Devon M. Scott ’97 (A&S) is CEO/COO of Mobb Malicious/Malicious Intent Entertainment Inc. in Queens, N.Y.

Brett Africk ’98 (NEW) is major account manager for client relations at the CBORD Group Inc. in Ithaca, N.Y.

Eric Bauer ’98 (WSM) is project manager at ADrive in Emeryville, Calif.

Andrew Brill G’98 (NEW) of Silver Spring, Md., and his wife, Marlie, announce the birth of their son, Benjamin. Brill is a senior editor for Discovery Communications.

Jeffrey DeGregorio ’98 (ARC) is associate principal at Payette in Boston.

Susan Kratky Familant ’98 (NUR) is a nurse case manager. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband, Glenn, and daughter Caroline Sophia.

Lisa Gaulin ’98 (A&S) received the 2008 Adams Pro Bono Publico Award for her representation of Humaira Niazi and her family as part of her work for the Women’s Bar Foundation’s Family Law Project for Battered Women.

Jacob LaCivita ’98 (NEW) wrote Timely Persuasion (Towform), a time-travel adventure story.

Colleen L. McDaniel G’98 (NEW) is the first woman sports editor of the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk.

Matthew O’Connor G’98 (WSM) is interim dean of the School of Business at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., for the 2008-09 academic year.

Steven R. Simpson G’98, G’99 (WSM), vice president of market development for Enquirer Media in Cincinnati, was recognized as the 2007 Market Development executive of the year for Gannett’s U.S. Community Publishing Division.

Lynn Tortoretti ’98 (IST) married Richard B. Fagan. They reside in Irvine, Calif. She works for Apria Healthcare in Foothill Ranch, Calif.

Steve Watson ’98 (NEW) is senior director of product development financial planning at K12 Inc. His wife, Catherine Sherwood ’99 (A&S), is a practicing audiologist and is pursuing a doctoral degree in audiology. They reside in Centreville, Va., with their daughter.

Shelby Wearne ’98 (VPA) earned an M.S. degree in college student development and counseling from Northeastern University in Boston. Wearne also received the 2008 Rising Star Alumni Award from Jefferson Community College in Watertown, N.Y., where she earned an associate’s degree.

Rachel Kasowitz Avitable ’99 (EDU) and husband Joe announce the birth of their son, Jake Liam. They reside in Rochester, N.Y.

Abigail Bleck Baker ’99 (NEW) and her husband, Clark Baker ’98 (IST), announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Gayle. They live in Albany, N.Y., where Clark is co-founder and technology director of SchoolSpring.com., and Abigail is a reporter for the NBC affiliate, WNYT.

Amanda O’Keefe Bizwell ’99 (A&S) and husband Brent announce the birth of their son, Aidan.

Kathryn Carter ’99 (A&S) is program manager at the Epilepsy Therapy Project in Middleburg, Va. She earned an M.P.A. degree from George Mason University.

Demetrise Jordan-Downs ’99 (A&S) married Katherine Daly. They reside in Washington, D.C.

Stacey Katz-Friedlander ’99 (A&S) and husband Michael Friedlander ’99 (WSM) of Basking Ridge, N.J., announce the birth of their son, Jack Bradford.

Christine Marcin ’99 (VPA) is a partner at Stifel & Marcin Advertising, Design & Marketing, where she is an art director and oversees many regional and national campaigns. She resides in Connecticut with her husband, Andrew.

Erika Morabito L’99 (LAW) of Germantown, Md., is a partner in the law firm of Foley & Lardner in Washington, D.C.

Danielle C. Nottingham ’99 (VPA) is an anchor at WPXI Channel 11 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Alexander W. Powell Jr. L’99 (LAW) is a partner of the law firm Kaufman & Canoles, where he is a member of the firm’s tax section in the Williamsburg, Va., office.

Thomas L.R. Smith G’99 (MAX) earned a doctor of philosophy in leadership from Gonzaga University. His dissertation was titled “Entertainers Who Lead: A Phenomenological Study of Leadership and Celebrity Politics.”

John P. Toman ’99 (VPA) married Jennifer Preston. They reside in Okinawa, Japan, where he is an attorney in the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps.

Jeffrey Zynda ’99 (ARC) is an associate principal at Payette in Boston.


’00s

Christie Cino Adams ’00 (NEW) started a photography business specializing in photographing weddings and children in northern New Jersey and New York City.

Emily Zizza Almas ’00 (VPA) and husband Dan of Arlington, Mass., announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Daniel.

Catherine Belcher ’00 (A&S) married Anthony Jaeger. They reside in Jersey City, N.J.

Shannon Bernauer G’00 (NEW) is an account supervisor at Buchanan Public Relations in Ardmore, Pa.

Carrie Meredith Bloom ’00 (WSM) married Gary Ross Ratner. They reside in White Plains, N.Y., where she is a vice president for communications and investor relations at Sard Verbinnen & Company.

Anne Covino ’00 (VPA) married Stephen Olden. They reside in Washington, D.C.

Donna M. Cusano-Sutherland ’00 (NEW) is associate director in commercial team communications at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Collegeville, Pa. She resides in Phoenixville, Pa., with her son, Bryan.

Michael Goodwin ’00 (A&S) was elected to the board of selectmen for the town of Upton, Mass.

Darlene Burgos Grande ’00 (VPA) is a music/choral director at Frangus Elementary in Orlando, Fla. The Frangus Elementary Jazz Chorus performed during the pre-game for the NBA’s Orlando Magic in March.

Peter Greco ’00 (A&S) is a financial services representative at Barnum Financial Group, an office of MetLife in Shelton, Conn.

Michele Griffith ’00 (IST) married Timothy Brown.

Brent Notbohm G’00 (VPA) wrote the script for the movie Madison, which earned the Juror’s Choice Award at the Wisconsin Film Festival. He is a University of Wisconsin-Superior communications professor.

Matthew R. Piechota ’00 (WSM) was awarded the Committee Chair of the Year award from the American Institute of CPAs at the Connecticut Society of CPAs 100th annual meeting.

Cara Sanford Roberts ’00 (LCS) and Eric Roberts announce the birth of their son, Ellis Wise.

Artan Serjanej L’00 (LAW) is lead attorney in the immigration law practice at Tully Rinckey in Albany, N.Y.

Barry Siegel ’00 (IST) is senior associate for program management at Sapient in Arlington, Va.

Carl H. Vonnegut G’00 (LCS) married Kerri Ann Maloney. They reside in Boston, where he is an engineer.

R. Michael Waller G’00 (MAX) and his wife, Amy, announce the birth of their daughter, Marian Katherine Ard. They reside in Atlanta, where he is a staff attorney with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society.

Jeremy Bialek G’01 (NEW) and wife Julie announce the birth of their son, Jonah David, who joins siblings Ali, Jair, and J.D. They reside in Indianapolis, where Jeremy co-hosts the Xtra Large Lunch radio show and is the director of operations at Raven Broadcasting Inc.

Myriam Bouchard G’01 (WSM) is co-founder of Hudson-Valley-Traveler.com, a travel company specializing in tours of New York’s Hudson Valley.

Arielle Greenberg Bywater G’01 (A&S) is co-editor of Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections (University of Iowa Press). A volume of her selected poems translated into German will be published by LuxBooks next year. She is an assistant professor in the poetry program at Columbia College, Chicago, and a homebirth activist. Her husband, Rob Morris Bywater G’99 (A&S), works for the marketing consultation firm Generation. They reside in Evanston, Ill., with their daughter, Willa.

Nicole Dagle G’01 (A&S) of Boston earned an M.A. degree in interior design from the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University. She is an interior designer at Bergmeyer Associates Inc.

Bernard Kim ’01 (NEW) and Jason Cahill ’92 (NEW) performed a spoof rap song about the NFL Draft for the Best Damn Sports Show Period, a sports talk show on Fox Sports Net.

Gregory Komarow ’01 (MAX) is senior human resources manager at Emaar Healthcare in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Jason Lane ’01 (IST) and his wife, Emily, announce the birth of their son, Devin Jacob. Lane is a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley.

Eric Lankes ’01 (ARC) is an associate at The Freelon Group Architects in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Andrew Laver ’01 (VPA) is the business development coordinator at Fox Rothschild in Philadelphia.

Kyle McIntosh ’01 (IST) and his wife, Carmen, announce the birth of their son, Kellen Patrick Henry, who joins sister Liliana and brother Kameron.

Kelly Somerville Staruck G’01 (WSM) is an account supervisor at Eric Mower and Associates in Syracuse.

Michaela Almeida ’02 (NEW) married Derek Donnelly. They reside in Hartford, Conn.

Jillian Denberg ’02 (A&S) married Adam Somberg. She is a special education teacher at the Stephen Gaynor School in New York.

Mark L. Fisher ’02 (VPA) starred in Brigadoon at the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, Pa.

Sara Gable ’02 (A&S) earned an M.B.A. degree in finance and marketing from Vanderbilt University. She is an associate brand manager at Heinz North America.

Jessica Gardner ’02 (NEW) married Steven Vedder. They reside in Norwalk, Conn. She is employed by ABC Television Network in New York City.

Christopher Hughes ’02 (NEW) married Ana Potter. They reside in Davenport, Fla., where he is senior producer for Central Florida News 13.

David Kelch ’02 (NEW) is director of audiovisual services for Swank Audio Visuals at the Sheraton Kansas City Sports Complex Hotel.

Erin L. Snyder ’02 (NEW) married Adam Oakley ’02 (LCS). They reside is Lyndhurst, Ohio, where Erin is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty, and Adam is a civil engineer at Avatech Solutions.

Erin Boylan G’03 (NEW) graduated with honors from Washington and Lee University School of Law. She has accepted a judicial clerkship with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

Ernesto Castillo ’03 (A&S) was a summer associate for the law firm of Halloran & Sage in Hartford, Conn.

Rachel Chang G’03 (NEW) is entertainment editor at CosmoGIRL magazine in New York City.

Rebecca C. Cory G’03, G’05 (EDU) of Seattle is co-editor of Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice (Harvard Education Press).

Megan Ferington G’03 (NEW) married David Pruce. They reside in Cleveland, where she is the public relations manager at the Cleveland Clinic.

Heather Knuth G’03 married Michael Durant. They reside in Syracuse.

Michelle Ley ’03 (NEW) married Matthew Fegarsky ’04 (NEW). They reside in Hoboken, N.J.

Andrew Schwab ’03 (A&S) earned a master’s degree with honors in public administration from Rutgers University.

Hans Wiedel ’03 (A&S) was promoted to specialist in the U.S. Army.

Sarah Caplan ’04 (WSM) married Kyle Harman ’02 (NEW). They reside in New York City, where Sarah works for J.P. Morgan Chase and Kyle works for Pernod Ricard.

Christopher Carlson ’04 (A&S) won first place in the Associated Press Sports Editors national writing contest. His feature story about Pittsfield (N.Y.) High School team manager A.J. Ziter was named the best feature story in the nation for 2007 in the under-40,000 circulation category.

Charles Clark ’04 (WSM) assisted in the opening of PAC International Logistics Co., and was promoted to branch manager. He is pursuing an M.B.A. degree at the Ross School of Management at the University of Michigan.

Vincent Costa ’04 (A&S) earned an M.S. degree in psychology from the University of Florida and was awarded a National Research Service Award Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Mental Health.

Stacey B. Evans ’04 (VPA) earned a J.D. degree from West Virginia University. Evans had an article, “Whose Stats Are They Anyway?,” published in the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law, as well as in the NY Bar Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Journal. It analyzes the battle between Major League Baseball and fantasy game sites.

Staci Gunner ’04 (VPA) earned a master’s degree in student affairs administration/higher education from Ball State University. She is the student conduct and civility coordinator at San Jose State University in California.

Autumn Heep ’04 (NEW) is a page designer at the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel. She won a Society for News Design Award of Excellence for her work on People of the Hills, published in The Post-Standard, Syracuse.

Jessica Knevals ’04 (A&S) earned an M.P.A. degree in public and nonprofit management and policy with a specialization in public policy analysis from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.

Jessica Toro ’04 (A&S) joined Legacy Marketing Partners as a make-up artist representing L’Oreal Paris. She conducts makeovers during its Color Space Tours, and is a marketing assistant in haircolor and skincare divisions at L’Oreal Paris. She is also a freelance make-up artist.

Scott Wiener ’04 (NEW) launched a guided tour, Scott’s Pizza Tours, of New York City’s top-rated pizzerias.

Andrew DeKever G’05 (MAX) wrote Here Rests in Honored Glory (Merriam-Press) about 10 recipients of the Medal of Honor. Book royalties will be donated to Chapter 23 of the Disabled American Veterans in Michigan City, Indiana, which is named in honor of Daniel D. Bruce, the subject of the book’s Vietnam chapter.

Matthew Gamarra ’05 (A&S) is special events coordinator at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles.

Rachel Zucker ’05 (VPA) co-edited Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections (University of Iowa Press).

Alexandra Alazio G’06 (NEW) is a producer at Comcast Spotlight, creating commercials and divisional sales tools. She also teaches a film discussion course at the Adult School of Montclair in New Jersey.

Lani Corson ’06 (VPA) starred in Brigadoon at the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, Pa.

Brian Drake ’06 (LCS) is a civil engineer with GYMO Architecture, Engineering & Land Surveying in Watertown, N.Y.

London Ladd ’06 (VPA) illustrated a children’s book, March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World (Scholastic Press). The book, written by Christine King Farris, sister of Martin Luther King Jr., tells the story of the civil rights leader’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Katherine A. Maguire L’06 (LAW) is an associate in the corporate and commercial real estate practice groups at Harris Beach.

Brianna M. Scipione ’06 (VPA) married Jesse Eddy Duell. They reside in Liverpool, N.Y., where she is a designer.

Kristen M. Czebiniak ’07 (A&S) married Brian Thomas. They reside in Baldwinsville, N.Y., where she is employed with Atlas Fence Co.

Brenda Lallier G’07 (HSHP) married Nicholas Ghezzi. They reside in Syracuse, where she is a case worker at Onondaga Case Management Services Inc.

Jessica Kuczmarski ’07 (WSM) is a staff accountant at Lumsden & McCormick in Buffalo, N.Y.

Kathleen Piotrowski ’07 (VPA) is a member of the Interiors Studio at TruexCullins in Burlington, Vt.

James F. Wallace ’07 (LCS) is a software developer at Microsoft in Redmond, Wash.

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