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January 2010



Andrew G. Currie
Class of 1941

Doris (Himelein) Currie, Class of 1942

Jane (Reid) Woods
Class of 1943

Delores Catalano
Class of 1944

Thomas L. Barresi
Class of 1951

Robert F. Gibbs
Class of 1952

Sanford Bach
Class of 1955

Joseph C. Crupi
Class of 1952

Gertrude (Sniegocki) Wojcik
Class of 1971

Evelyn (Frontuto) Hudson
Class of 1973

Marianne (Hoffman) McElrath,
Class of 1973

Bradford E. Hall
Class of 1980

Loretta M. Carey
Class of 1992


Dr. Walther Barnard,
Geosciences, 1964-10

Dr. Munir A.S. Choudary, Economics, 1987-02

Frank DiNoto
Student Financial Department, 1963-75

Robert J. Franklin, University Police, Environmental Health and Safety, 1966-09

Frank Leone, Commissary, 1968-82

Virginia K. (McClenathan) Maher,
Health Center, 1964-84

Helen (Clees) McKee, Classes of 1940, 1957, 1962; Campus School, TEMC, 1954-82

Rose M. Meyer,
Political Science and History, 1969-93

William S. Myott, Accounting, 1978-84

Regina A. Ormsby, Housekeeping, 1956-76

Delia Wallis,
School of Music, 1999-09

Mildred A. Wolfe,
Faculty Student Association




Michael Piret, ’79, (English) to Sian Williams.

Michelle Adams, ’98, (sociology) to Michael Adler.

Casey Gross, ’00, (psych.) to Melissa Zeh.

Meredith Cooper, ’01, (English/sec. ed.) to Jeffrey Surdel.

Alexis St. Clair, ’02, (music ed.) to R. Scott, Ziomek, ’03, ’04 (elem. ed./Spanish, TESOL).

Tonirae Mansfield, ’03, (speech and hear. hand.) to John Christian Hoffman.

Katie Metzger, ’04, (music ed.) to Rich Ryan, ’04 (commun.).

Kara Davis, ’06 (bus. admin./market.) to Cameron MacVean, ’06 (comp. and info. sci.).

Jeremy Hulbert, ’08, to Laura Stultz, ’08, (elem. ed.).



A daughter, Mallory Bennett Evans Brown, to Timothy Brown, ’82 (chem.).

A son, Mason, to Bart and Melissa (Uhteg) McGloin, ’91 (curr. and instr.).

A son, Jackson Thomas, to Jim and Lori Randles, ’95 (elem. ed./ Spanish).

A son, Casey Dillon, to Christian and Katie (Kane) Weinowski, ’96 (psych.).

A daughter, Clarissa Elizabeth, to Jason, ’99, (commun., pol. sci.) and Pamela (Smith) Enser, ’03, ’06, (literacy) of Lake View, NY.

A son, Kyle Joseph, to Patrick, ’99, (bus. admin.) and Meghan (Deery) Farrington, ’99 (speech and hear. hand.).

A daughter, Evelyn Ray, to Ellen Pennock, ’99 (art).

A daughter, Ada Frances, to Paul, ’01 (sound rec. technology) and Allison (Hahn) Weiss, ’00 (speech path.).

A daughter, Genevieve Ann, to Nicholas, ’02, (English) and Lori (Pawk) Koziol, ’03, (curr. and instr.) from Dryden, NY.

A son, Aiden Leo, to Jerry and Tricia (Boyer) Titus, ’02, (elem. ed.) of Charlotte, NC.

A daughter, Evelyn Ross, to Jonathan Fuller, ’07 (music perf.) and Betsy Stambach-Fuller,’05 (music ed.).

A son, Eliot Jameson, to James, ’07, (math./adol. ed.) and Stephanie (Bye) Wares, ’03 (psych.).


Emeritus Notes


Dr. Phillip Morse (English, Education) wrote the book, Gloria Mae, The Heroine of Dunkirk Harbor, a story about an old fishing tug that had been a fixture in the Dunkirk (N.Y.) harbor for years that was involved in a lake rescue.

Dr. Robert Deming (English) and Dr. Anne Deming (Counseling Center, Psychology, Development) recently returned from a special trip to India under a volunteer program through Cross-Cultural Solutions.



Helen (Darling) Karl, ’35, (elem. ed.) at age 94 recently played a violin solo in church, “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” to the delight of the congregation.


William “Bill” Noyes, ’47, (music ed.) is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and assistant professor of music at Penn State University. Bill is also a Dallas K. Beal Legacy Society member.


Warren C. Wohltjen, ’51, (music ed.) and Anne (Tiffert) Wohltjen, ’51, (elem. ed.) have moved to Mansfield, Texas , where Warren is playing euphonium with the Mansfield Wind Symphony.

Charles Burnsworth, ’53, (music ed.) was inducted into SUNY Oneonta’s Music Department Hall of Fame. He joined the college faculty in 1957 and served as chairman of the music department and conductor of the women’s glee club. After retiring in 1994, he taught part-time for several more years.

Shirley (Miller) Erbsmehl, ’58, (elem. ed.) participated in, “A Celebration of Quilting Traditions,” sponsored by the Dunkirk Historical Society at the Clarion Hotel, Marina and Conference Center in Dunkirk, N.Y.


Dr. Douglas Houck, ’60, (elem. ed.) reviewed non-fiction work at the Florida Writers Association conference.

Ron Corsaro, ’61, (music ed.) will be performing at The Ontario House Jazz Reunion and has released six CDs during his career which began at the Ontario House. He is music director for the Lewiston Jazz Festival.

Carol (Schrader) English, ’63, (elem. ed.) after 45 years of teaching, segued into a new career as a day care director. She is also a newly-elected member of the Wellsville (N.Y.) School Board.

Sharon (Clark) Bertrand, ’64, (soc. studies/sec. ed.) and her husband, Lou, have been married for 43 years; they have three adult children and three grandchildren. Sharon is a retired high school educator and has lived in Hiram, Ohio, for the past 40 years.

At a recent meeting of the International Society for Cryobiology in Japan, Dr. John Baust, ’65, (biology) was named a Fellow of the Society for his legacy contributions in developing a curative cancer therapy.

Richard Sowinski, ’65, (elem. ed.) was the featured clarinet soloist for the performance of, “The Tale of Viktor Navorski,” by John Williams at the annual Veterans Day concert by the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas.

School of Music alumni and spouses gathered in Skaneateles, N.Y., in July 2009 for a mini-reunion, including Kathy and Larry Balestra, ’71 (music ed.); Dr. Bill, ’67, (music ed.; faculty, ’69-’82) and Julie (Ary) Dederer, ’70, ’73 (music ed.); Mary and Tom Huhn, ’69, ’73 (music ed.); and Ken, ’68, (music ed.) and Carol (Haile) Pick, ’68, (music ed.). Some hadn't seen each other since graduation and they had a grand time reminiscing. On their last morning, they gathered on the shore of Skaneateles Lake (thinking of Lake Erie!) and sang the alma mater, to the delight of passersby.

Rita (Blum) Cooper, ’69, (elem. ed.) retired from Hampton (Va.) City Schools in June ’06 and is mentoring first year teachers and doing limited substitute teaching.

Verland “Butch” Cooper, ’69, (math./sec. ed.) is retired from the federal government and spend time volunteering with the with Boy Scouts of America.

Judy (Shumway) Kayhani, ’69, (elem. ed.) is retired and suffering from nerve damage from treatments/surgeries for inflammatory breast cancer. She has lost use of her right arm and hand but reports she is a 12-year cancer survivor.


Dr. Greg Gibbs, ’71, (elem. ed.) was promoted to associate professor of education and granted tenure in the School of Education at St. Bonaventure University, where he is also chair of the Educational Leadership program.

Carol “Stash” Stanley, ’71, (theatre) came up with an idea to help softball and baseball players prevent injuries and patented the Stan-Mill Mitt, a glove to protect baseball players’ hands. She has four gloves patented, one of which sits in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Carol is Registrar at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Tom Tarantelli, ’71, (pol. sci.) completed his Ph.D. in Education Administration and Policy Studies at the State University at Albany.

Tony Caramia, ’73, (applied music) performed Gershwin’s, “Rhapsody in Blue,” with the Eastman School of Music Wind Ensemble during the grand opening season of Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester.

James Gormley, ’73, (pol. sci.) who practices corporate law, was selected for inclusion in, The Best Lawyers in America 2010, as announced by his firm, Damon Morey of Buffalo, N.Y.

David Herweg, ’73, (soc. studies/sec. ed.) retired after teaching for 36 years in the Buffalo area, and in 2009, received the RIT Distinguished Teacher Recognition award. He also received the Ignatian Teacher of the Year Award from Canisius High School.

Tom Rasely, ’73, (music ed.) performed in the “Chenango Guitar Heroes” benefit concert for The Chenango County Council of the Arts in Norwich, N.Y.

Daniel Ryel, ’73, (English/sec. ed.), a former English teacher, just completed his 32nd year in the financial services field.

John Bowen, ’74, (sociology) is the new pastor of the Magnolia United Methodist Church in Mayville, N.Y.

Dr. Martin Moskowitz, ’75, (special studies) is Director of the Division of Critical Care Medicine at North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove (N.Y.).

Nancy Battaglia, ’76, (psych., sociology) received the Bruce Wally Walford Community Service Award. Nancy is a Mental Health Clinician at The Resource Center’s Gateways Continuing Day Treatment Program in Dunkirk, N.Y.

Paul Kurzanski, ’76, (pol. sci.) received the 2009 Environmental Excellence Award from the Association of American Railroads, for demonstrating outstanding performance in environmental awareness and responsibility during the year. He is a 30-year rail industry veteran stationed in Jacksonville, Fla., and manages about 125 environmental remediation projects annually in six states and two Canadian provinces.

Elizabeth Petiprin, ’76, (English/sec. ed.) is semi-retired but still teaches part-time at Jamestown Community College, including an Honors Literature course.

Karen (Bjornland) Desjardins, ’77, (English) is Miss December in the 2009 Colondar (, an annual calendar that raises awareness of colon cancer in men and women under age 50. Karen is a survivor of breast, colon and ovarian cancers.

Keith McFayden, ’77, (bus. admin.) was named one of 2009’s Black Achievers, sponsored by Tops Friendly Markets. He has more than 29 years of experience in the food industry and is also treasurer of the Learning Disability Association of Western New York.

Kathleen Wise, ’77, (sociology) is the legislative advisor to New York State Assemblyman David R. Townsend.

Dr. James R. Ebert, ’78, (geology) chairman of the earth sciences department at SUNY Oneonta and a member of the faculty since 1985, has been promoted to the rank of SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor.

Holly (Schmidt) Lawrence, ’75, (elem. ed.) retired in June ’08 after 33 years of teaching third grade at Brockport (N.Y.) Central School.

James Walter, ’75, (English) is celebrating 32 years of teaching English.

Allan Wilson, ’75, (music perf.) was invited by London’s Philharmonia Orchestra to conduct the group at a festival concert in Abu Dhabi in January 2009 for a program of Disney film music and Stravinsky’s “Firebird” Suite, and has been asked back for a concert this month.

Nancy J. (Ponosuk) Ianson, ’77, (bus. admin.) was elected secretary of CSEA Nassau Local 830, and attended the Annual Delegates Meeting of CSEA in Buffalo, N.Y., in September 2009.

Charles “Chip” Fesko, ’78, (history) had his first public art showing in California, where he has resided since 1991. His watercolors were exhibited at Newport Beach City Hall in early 2009. For the past three years, he has been Senior Director of Advertising and Strategic Alliances for the George Lucas Educational Foundation (, which is “all about inspirational education stories for K-12 public schools, teachers and administrators.” He was also an associate producer on the Everest Peace Project.

Carmela (Dubose) Thompson, ’78, (elem. ed.) has been appointed Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Buffalo State College.


Eric Blomquist, ’80, (music ed.) was elected to the National Board of Governors for the Human Rights Campaign. A longtime advocate for LGBT equality, Eric has been a member of the HRC Greater New York Steering Committee and, as Co-chair of the Corporate Committee for the
Greater New York Gala, received the National Corporate Excellence Award for his fundraising. Eric is on the staff of The Graduate Center CUNY. For information on his CD, “Eric Blomquist Heldentenor,” go to

James Knapp, ’80, (music ed.) received the Certificate of Congressional Recognition for his cultural contributions as artistic director of Bayou City Performing Arts, a choral organization of over 150 singers in Houston, TX. In addition to the honor, Houston Mayor Bill White made a civic proclamation that June 13, 2009, was “James Knapp Day.” James now resides in Boston, Mass.,
with his partner. Friends can reach him at

Brenda (Geloff) McGuinness, ’80, (pol. sci.) helped to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by completing a 100-mile ride along the New Hampshire seacoast.

Carl Vahl, ’80, (pol. sci.) visited Niger in western Africa in August 2009 to inspect eight water wells drilled by hand at the cost of $2,000 as part of the Olean (NY) Rotary Club’s Niger water well project. In addition to the wells, the club is raising money to supply two local clinics with essential medical supplies.

Jerome Moss, ’81, (special studies) was named boys’ basketball coach at Dunkirk (NY) High School.

David Sluberski, ’81, (special studies) after 25 years as Senior Audio Technologist for WXXI, started a new career at Rochester Institute of Technology as a visiting assistant professor for film and animation.

Mark Bruner, ’82, (biology/sec. ed.) was promoted to Associate Director in Pharmaceutical Development – Formulation of Monoclonals, at Johnson & Johnson.

Ken Toal, ’82, (sound rec. technology) is Executive Director of the Commercial Division of Audio Analysts, coordinating installations of performance audio and video systems for high profile venues across the U.S. Previously, he was Superintendent of Audio for the U.S. Air Force Academy Band (formerly the Air Force Band of the Rockies) and was the head audio engineer for the band. He also engineered and produced numerous CDs and videos for the band before retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant in 2002. Ken would love to hear from any old “Tones.”

John DeTolla, ’83, (commun.) has, for the fourth time in his career, earned an Emmy Award, the latest cam for his work as a freelance technician for NBC during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. He will also be working the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Bruce Cummings, ’84, (coop. engineer/physics) has been named Chief Executive Officer of Gila Corp. (d/b/a Municipal Services Bureau) and Gila Group. Bruce joined the company in 2007 as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, was later named Chief Marketing Officer, and then President in September 2008.

Brian De Lorenzo, ’84, (mus. theatre) has been keeping busy with cabaret, theatre and concert performances, mostly in the Boston, Mass., area, with occasional stints in New York City and on cruise ships. He and his husband, John, celebrated their fifth year of legal marriage in June ’09. Brian would love to hear from old friends at or at

Mary (Herbach) Lawhon, ’84, (bus. admin.) was appointed marketing coordinator by Erdman Anthony in its Buffalo-based Civil Engineering department.

Michele Musulin, ’84, (bus. admin.) is celebrating her 16th year as a Program Consultant at Hilton Head Health, a weight loss and health resort.

Karen Cataldo, ’85, (art) represented SUNY Fredonia at the inauguration of the State University at Stony Brook’s new President on Oct. 23,2009.

Carmen (McCray) Green, ’85, (English) earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in August 2009, and her 28th book, The Perfect Seduction, will be released by Harlequin Books this month.

Howard Klayman, ’85, (music ed.) has been appointed to the board of directors at HDF Defense Systems of Arlington, Va.,, and will chair the board’s Committee on Government Strategy and Congressional Affairs. Howard continues his role managing new technologies at Criticom Electronics
of Lanham, Md.

Deborah (Franklin) Tederous, ’85, (commun.) was appointed the new full-time Executive Director of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County.

Deneen Hernandez, ’86, (pol. sci.) a forensic examiner with the FBI, visited Erie 2-Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES’ Hewes Educational Center, where she led students through three crime scene scenarios.

Mike Kaupa, ’86, (applied music) joined the faculty of the Eastman Community Music School in Rochester, N.Y. He is featured on two new jazz recordings, “Jentsch Group Large, Cycles Suite, featuring Mike Kaupa,” and “Facing the Mirror” with the Dave Rivello Ensemble.

Composer and conductor Dr. Timothy Brown, ’87, (special studies) had two unaccompanied choral compositions premiered by the Aquarius Kamerkoor in Antwerp, Belgium, in June 2009.

Robert Dietch, ’87, (sound rec. technology) has been music director for the Traveling Cabaret of Irondequoit (NY) for more than five years and accompanist for the West Irondequoit School District’s music department since 1996. He also was musical director on a production of, Zorba, with Blackfriars, a theater company in Rochester, N.Y.

Sharon (Eckert) Pawlak, ’87, (music therapy) is a representative for the National Indoor Mold Society in Tennessee. She is a board certified music therapist and laboratory animal scientist as well as an ordained minister.

Dr. David Bower, ’88, (music/music perf.) was appointed Director of Music and Organist at St. Michael’s Church in Cranford, N.J., in September 2009. He is also the new assistant conductor of the New Jersey Schwaebischer Saengerbund, a 100-voice New Jersey-based choral group performing German repertory.

James Ranney, ’88, (comm.) was promoted to Station Manager of WNED-AM and WNED Director of Public Affairs.

David Foley, ’89, (soc. studies /sec. ed.) was re-elected to his second term as Chautauqua County District Attorney.

Sean Patrick McGraw, ’89, (applied music) drew rave reviews at the Stagecoach Festival, California’s mammoth country music event, and his band appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” His video of, “Dollar Ain’t Worth a Dime,” has been on CMT and his band played at Darien Lake. He also has a new CD awaiting release.

Jonathan Sherman, ’89, (biology) is the secondary science department chair and high school union representative for Medina (N.Y.) Central School and the chief negotiator for the Medina Teachers’Association.


Pam Swarts, ’90, (art), a digital arts instructor at Genesee Community College, was invited by the United States Embassy in Belarus to perform with the group, The Gifted Children, of Rochester (NY), in the fifth annual festival of Belarusian music.

Tyler Renaud, ’91, (pol. sci.) was named head coach of the women’s soccer program at SUNY IT of Utica (NY).

Scott Hirschler, ’91, (elem. ed.) has landed a new position as principal of Scribner Road Elementary School in Rochester, NY.

Paula (Chisholm) Orcutt, ’91, (elem. ed. /early child.) is on the advisory board of a YMCA, and a board member of the Junior League of Greater Winter Haven (FL).

Renee (Kreitzberg) Gerace, ’92, (history, French) joined the University of Rochester (NY) Medical Center as an administrator to the board of governors.

Judy Schwartz, ’92, (health serv. admin.) has been named Director of Library Services at Trocaire College of Buffalo, N.Y. Judy has been at Trocaire for 10 years and can be reached at

Shawn Connolly, ’94, (pol. sci.) and Justin Azzarella, ’00, (pol. sci.) are among a diverse group of honorees for the 18th annual Business First 40 Under Forty class.

Gregory Robinson, ’94, (English) earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and is now an assistant professor of English at Nevada State College.

Keith Chartrand, ’95, (commun.) was awarded first place in Sports Division C at the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors’ 2009 Convention for three sports feature submissions.

Sharon (Hansen) Powers, ’95, (psych.) was elected Director of Leadership Development for The Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers, and received its Outstanding Member Award. She is Assistant Director of Career Development for Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College in

Heather (Morey) Foley, ’96, (elem. ed./reading) has provided AIS (Academic Intervention Services) since 2008 at Cassadaga (NY) Elementary School.

Lyndsey (Smith) Wilcox ,’96, (commun.) and David Wilcox, ’96, (bus. admin.) live in Saratoga Springs, NY, where David works for Eli Lilly and Lyndsey is a part-time school counselor. They have two children, Elle and Parker.

Michael Woloz, ’96, (English) has been married to Claire Rose of London, England, since 2000. They have two children, Gabriel and Olivia, and live in New York City. Michael is Vice President of Connelly & McLaughlin, a public affairs firm located in Manhattan, and in September 2009 was named a “Rising Star: 40 under 40,” by City Hall, a Manhattan Media Publication. He is also active in numerous non-profits and charities and is a board member of Young Audiences New York.

Edward Luce, ’97, (art) was nominated for an Ignatz Award. The awards are independent comics’ awards presented at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD.

Brent Moore, ’97, (pol. sci.) was promoted to Principal at Porzio Bromberg & Newman, where he practices in the Corporate Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring departments.

Matthew May, ’98, (theatre/interdis. studies) has written a new play, Still Untitled, based upon stories by Terrance Olear, ’96, (acting) that had its world premiere production in July 2009 at the Rising Action Theater in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Justin Pomietlarz, ’98, (music/music perf.) performed in the OperaBuffs 2009 Curtain Up program in September. He is in his fourth year of teaching at Amherst (N.Y.) High School.

Kimberlie (Fergen) Ball, ’99, (commun.) was named Assistant Director of Admissions at SUNY Fredonia.

Christy (Klahn) Bottoms, ’99, (bus. admin.) has been recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in cosmetology.

Alexsandra Lopez, ’99, (speech path.) has been chosen by the American Speech Hearing and Language Association (ASHA) as a “Diversity Champion.”

Dr. Joy (Stepinski) Musser, ’99, (speech path.) completed her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati in January 2009 following a successful defense of her dissertation pertaining to extraesophageal reflux. She is on the faculty at Indiana University-Purdue University of Fort Wayne, where she lives with her husband, John, and son, Liam.


Jessica Fortunate, ’00, (elem. ed.) is in her 10th year of teaching, currently eighth grade ELA, in the Wilson (N.Y.) Central School District.

Brian J. Miga, ’02, (physics/coop. engineer.) recently received his M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He is a Staff Product Engineer at Cypress Semiconductor in Bloomfield, Minn.

Christopher Ash, ’03, (theatrical prod. and design) received a nomination for a Joseph Jefferson Award, Chicago’s version of the Tony Awards, for his work on, Pump Boys and Dinettes, for the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook, in the category of Scene Design-Large.

Elizabeth Bennett, ’03, (bus. admin. /market.) received M.B.A.s in Management, Human Resources Management, and Marketing, all from American InterContinental University Online.

Jason Fishner, ’03, (comm./pub. rel.) has accepted a new position as the assistant director of college housing at SUNY College of Technology at Delhi.

John Horan, ’04, (theatrical prod. and design) received a nomination for a Joseph Jefferson Award, Chicago’s version of the Tony Awards, for his work on, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, for the Northlight Theatre, in the category of Lighting Design-Large.

Allison Mosher, ’04, (English) earned her Master of Science degree in Human Services with a specialization in Nonprofit Management from Capella University. She recently accepted a position as the Child Safety Manager at ACCORD Corporation.

Paul Nandzik, ’04, (English) has written a short story, “Old Mountain Spirit,” which was published by North Country Books in its compilation volume, Adirondack Mysteries, in 2009.

James H. Kontrabecki, ’05, (music ed.) was appointed to the string faculty at SUNY Fredonia starting in the 2009 fall semester.

Jerry Hovey, ’05, (bus. admin.) is an insurance agent for Liberty Mutual and is working on his M.B.A. at St. Bonaventure University.

Ellen Przepasniak, ’05, (English) is a staff writer for Artvoice, Buffalo’s alternative weekly newspaper. She is also working as the communications coordinator for, a project of the non-profit Public Accountability Initiative. The website tracks relationships between powerful Americans.

Joseph Flaxman, ’06, (music perf.) has performed in several operas including the role of Kromov in The Merry Widow with St. Petersburg Opera; as Wagner in Faust with Opera Memphis; as Valentin in Faust for an Opera Memphis broadcast on National Public Radio for the mid-south; as Marcello in
La Bohème with the Martina Arroyo Foundation, and just recorded the role of Roberto in a new opera, Piazza Navonna, with the Accadia Foundation. He will sing Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte with Opera Memphis and this winter will be one of 24 young artists at Sarasota (Fla.) Opera in three productions.

Steve Greenberg, ’06, (account.) is an assistant coach for the Capital Centre Pride Midget Major AAA team that plays in the Northern Lakes Hockey League.

Jolene Woleben, ’06, (psych.) graduated from Alfred University with her master’s degree in School Psychology and is working on her certificate of advanced study at Geneseo (NY) Central School District as a school psychologist intern.

Nick Bernardone, ’07, (comm./TV and digital film) has worked on and appeared in seasons three and four of the NBC show, “30 Rock.” During the summer he worked on an upcoming Disney film, “Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” starring Nicholas Cage. In April ’09, he wrote and directed a comedy web series, “Bromos,” ( that was selected into Channel 101’s Primetime line-up for four episodes.

Will Barlow, ’07, (bus. admin./mgmt.) has re-signed for his third season with the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) Columbus Cottonmouths as a defensemen. He played four seasons at SUNY Fredonia, picking up 29 points in 83 games over his collegiate career.

Lianne Coogan, ’07, (art/graphic design) has been named Art Director for The Martin Group, a Buffalo-based branding and creative marketing firm.

Jared Scott Tesler’s, '08, (commun./pub. rel.) editorial, "Boys, Dollhouses, and Stereotypes," was accepted for publication by, The Father Life, an online men's magazine for dads.

Victoria Vargas, ’08, (music perf.) performed at the 2009 OperaBuffs Curtain Up event in Buffalo after her work with the Martina Arroyo Foundation and the Manhattan School of Music where she is pursuing her Master of Music degree.

Leah Loefke, ’09, (comm. disorders) began graduate school at Canisius College in Mental Health Counseling in Fall 2009.

John Mackowiak, ’09, (comm. – audio/radio), was campaign communications director for Chautauqua County Executive candidate Chuck Cornell.

Anne Marie Miller, ’09, (music ed.) and Alexander Palmquist, ’09, spent four months in Quito, Ecuador, volunteering for Center for the Working Girl.



posted @ Tuesday, January 19, 2010 11:57 AM by Christine Davis Mantai

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