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Class Notes: January 2011



A son, James Douglas, to Martha and Kevin O'Keefe, '92 (bus. admin., psych.).

A daughter, Elise Irene, to Jessica H. Monaco, '99.

A daughter, Lily Catherine, to Robert, '00, (bus. admin./M.I.S.) and Mary Catherine (Stark) Finger, '01, (commun.) of Amherst, N.Y.



Donald Nyquist, '62, (music ed.) to Neleta Clarkson of Pleasant Hill, Tenn.

Christina Castro, '06
, (psych.) to Christopher Kensy, '06, (math.-middle child. cert.).

Tammy Wilson, '00
 (reading) to Douglas Prior.



Elizabeth (Casler) Andersen, Class of 1934

Margaret (Kasbohm) Gloor,
Class of 1939

Esther L. (Schosek) Huestis, Class of 1939

Kathleen E. Wambold,
Class of 1942

Josephine R. "Jay" (Bellitto) Frushone, Class of 1945

Marion J. Erickson, Class of 1946

Juliette "Julie" P. Espersen,
Class of 1948

Russell L. Johnson, Class of 1950

Dr. Carol (Transom) McDonnell, Class of 1950

Betty (Newcomb) Poole Mumm, Class of 1950

Richard H. Sward, Class of 1950

Virginia Mary (Miller) Pawlak, Class of 1951

Allan Dean, Class of 1952

Catherine (Walker) Reynolds, Class of 1953

Phyllis N. (McGruder) Chase, Class of 1954

Mary Ann (Allenza) Linberg,
Class of 1954

Barbara A. (Ruper) Tomerlin, Class of 1957

Linda (Balash) Riedel,
Class of 1960

Dr. David J. Weber, Class of 1962

Susan (Huff) Von Galambos,
Class of 1969

William M. Roosa III, Class of 1971

Dr. Michael R. Lawlor,
Class of 1974

Barbara J. Loiocano,
Class of 1975

Deborah A. Yerico-Nunley, Classes of 1980 and 1994

John Cavalier, Class of 1985

David M. Neveu,
Classes of 1990 and 1999

Julie R. (Garance) Vick,
Class of 1991

Gary M. Tripp, Class of 2002

Nicholas J. Andolina,
Class of 2004

Christal Jackson, Class of 2008

Deaths, Current Students

Alfred Davis
Jordan D. Ondus
Nicholas N. Spawn

Deaths, Faculty/Staff

Rodney Ackroyd, Facilities Management, 1963-1983

Marlene B. Chizmadia, Sponsored Research, 1977-2000

Dick S. Lord, Director of Physical Facilities, 1968-1990

Ann J. Manly, College Council, 1993-2010

Dr. David Orvos, Biology, 1997-2000

Guy Kenyon Sievert, Facilities Services, 1979-1989

Deaths Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Willard Gaeddert, Department of Physics, 1962-1982

Theodore "Ted" F. Petersen Sr., Music, 1948-1982

Dr. Lonie Rudd, Education, 1968-1987

Joanne L. (Lovell) Schweik, Reed Library, 1974-1985



Donna (Cooper) Dort Miller, ’44, (elem ed.) is still the proprietor of The Cooper, a guest house in Chautauqua. Her daughter, Shirley Dort, is the manager.


Jane (Provick) Jacob, ’53, (music ed.) has written a story, “Thanksgiving Secret,” published in Holiday Helpings. All profits from the book go to Adventures in Movement (A.I.M.) for the handicapped.

Richard Glenzer, ’55, (early child. ed.) has been married for 55 years. Both of his sons attended Fredonia, one for four years (Mark, ’78) the other for one year (Kent).

Joy (Stowell) Hamilton, ’58, (music ed.) has been playing on her recently-purchased Steinway M and just loves being involved in a little performing. She would like to hear from classmates.

Robert Willover, ’58, (music ed.) is an organist in a church on Sanibel Island in Florida. He and his wife, Marge, are docents at the Ford-Edison Estates in Fort Myers, Fla.


Norman Isaacson, ’61, (speech and hearing hand.) has had his novel, Leo Flower, published. It is available at booksellers and qualifies for winter or summer reading.

JoAnn (Iuliano) Masterson, ’62, (speech and hearing hand.) was elected to the Phi Delta Kappa International Board of Directors. She would love to hear from classmates at

Jean (Carere) Kuehn, ’65, (elem. ed.) is still teaching private piano lessons and has been a church organist for 33 years.

Dr. Harvey Stedman, ’65, (history) has been serving New York University (NYU) in a consulting role since his retirement as vice chancellor in 2003. The university recently expanded Harvey’s involvement, focusing his energies on NYU’s Global Network University and the new NYU campus in Abu Dhabi. Harvey and Joann, his wife of 40 years, will be living in Abu Dhabi for several month-long visits from November through May.

Nancy (Hall) Picart, ’66, (music ed.) received a master’s degree from Long Island University in 2001. She is a full-time director of a child care center and an adjunct professor at Long Island University and Empire State College. Additionally, she is a community counselor with Au Pair in America. She has been teaching piano privately for the past 40 years, and one of her former piano/cello students is currently attending SUNY Fredonia. Nancy is married with four children and three grandchildren.

Greg Prechtl, ’69, (English) received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. Greg has compiled almost four decades of service at SUNY Fredonia– including the last 12 years as Director of Athletics, along with 22 seasons as head men’s basketball coach. He holds the school record for the most career victories by a coach, 262, and directed Fredonia to its only SUNYAC championship in basketball.


Fred Guerriero, ’71, (biology) retired after 37½ years at GlaxoSmithKline.

John Dahlberg, ’72, (English/sec. ed.) has been named a Senior Administrative Fellow at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.

John Maguda, ’72, (English) has been teaching instrumental conducting at SUNY Fredonia since 2005.

Marianne (Connolly) Sargent, ’72, (elem. ed.) retired from Greece (N.Y.) Central Schools after 30 years of teaching.

Dorothy Umans, ’72, (art) was appointed to Instructional Dean, Community Education and Extended Learning Services, Workforce Development and Continuing Education, at Montgomery College in Maryland.

Maxine Davis, ’73, (music ed.) taught an introduction to The Feldenkrais Method through the Special Studies Program at Chautauqua Institution.

Irene (Reynolds) Guerriero, ’73, (music ed.) is still teaching high school orchestra at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in Pennsylvania and has three grown children.

Merry Jeffers, ’73, (music ed.) retired from Eden (N.Y.) High School in 2007. She is a contemporary music leader for Trinity Episcopal Church in Hamburg, N.Y., and performs in the Orchard Park Symphony, Southern Tier Symphony, and Four Centuries and Amherst Chamber String orchestras.

Tom Rasely, ’73, (music ed.) was recently named composer-in-residence by the United Church of Christ, First Congregational in Norwich, N.Y. Tom’s Christmas cantata, “The Child,” was premiered by the church’s music department in December 2009. To learn more, visit

Dr. Dana Abendschein, ’74, (biology) is founder and director of the StoryLink Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving literacy among inmates. The program has joined forces with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office to provide services to inmates. Dana has been affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., in research or teaching capacities for more than two decades. He returned to SUNY Fredonia this past Homecoming to conduct the seminar, “On the Road to Developing Targeted and Safe Antithrombotic Drugs.”

Donald Damick, ’74, (music ed.) was elected president of the New York State Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors in May 2010.

Sharon (Greenstein) Green, ’74, (elem. ed.) received a Distinguished Alumna Award from Mount Mercy Academy in Buffalo, N.Y.

Jeffrey Meltzer, ’74, (social studies) retired from teaching and coaching basketball at
James Madison High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., after 30 years. He coached the girl’s softball team at Madison in 2010 to the N.Y.C. championship.

David Smith, ’74, (pol. sci.) President of National Fuel Gas Co., rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), recognizing the 55th anniversary of the Amherst,
N.Y.-based energy company’s stock listing on the NYSE.

James L. Collymore, ’75, recently published his first book of poetry last summer, Wind & Autumn Leaves, a selection of poetry, prose and haiku from his larger work: Heart, Mind & Soul. It includes the Internet favorite: “Perfect Woman.” Learn more at or

William Pylypciw, ’75, (social studies/sec. ed.) retired from teaching and has moved to the Finger Lakes. He will spend the next year traveling to see old college friends and kayaking on Seneca Lake.

Bruce Bonhoff, ’76, (bus. admin.) was appointed Vice President on Evans Bank’s Commercial Lending Team.

Robert Szymanski, ’76, (math./sec. ed.) retired from teaching mathematics for 31 years at Clymer Central School.

Suzanne (Dowd) Zeller, ’76, (psych., sociology) has joined Allianz Life Company of North America as its Vice President of Human Resources.

Marilyn Terranova-Miller, ’77, (elem. ed.) is Superintendent of Schools for the Eastchester School District in Westchester County, N.Y. She is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University and SUNY Stony Brook in their educational administration departments.

Dr. David Banach, ’78, (chem.) is the Chief Financial Officer for Dunkirk Flavors (formerly Nog, Inc.) in Dunkirk, N.Y.

Dr. Luanne (Clarke) Crosby, ’78, (music ed.) performed as a soprano in the program, “Three Sopranos and a Pianist,” at SUNY Fredonia.

Louis A. Deppas, ’78, (music ed.) conducted, “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” for the Chautauqua County Music Teachers’ Association’s annual spring music festival at Chautauqua Institution. He is a retired music teacher from Jamestown Public Schools.

Stuart Gardner, ’79, (bus. admin./market.) launched a new company, Charlotte Wealth Management.

Mary Anne Turiano, ’79, (speech and hearing hand.) is working full-time with children in kindergarten through 12th grade and is a mother of two boys, 11 and 12 years old.


James Knapp, ’80, (music ed.) is the new Artistic Director for Encore Performance Tours, a division of the American Institute for Foreign Study. He arranges international concert tours, collaborations and festivals for choirs, bands and orchestras all over the world.

Paul Lehmann, ’80, (psych.) represented SUNY Fredonia and President Dennis Hefner at the inauguration of Dr. Jeffrey Herbst, the 16th President of Colgate University.

Ellen S. Leibowitz, ’80, (music ed.) was appointed Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts’ Department of Music.

Robert Nimmo, ’80, (bus. admin.) completed a Master of Arts in Teaching degree at the University of Tampa (Fla.) in August and is currently looking for a teaching position.
Josie DiVincenzo, ’81, (theatre) played Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s summer production of “Macbeth” in Buffalo, N.Y.

David Sluberski, ’81, (special studies) was promoted to lecturer at Rochester Institute of
Technology’s School of Film and Animation.

Pamela (Krna) Barry, ’82, (chem.) has worked in the pharmaceutical industry, first for 19 years for Proctor & Gamble and for the past four years for Biotech Cephalo, Inc. She
currently lives in Wilmington, Del.

Daniel Briceno, ’82, (physics/coop. eng.) represented SUNY Fredonia and President Dennis Hefner at the inauguration of Suffolk County Community College’s sixth President, Dr. Shaun L. McKay.

Michael Patrick, ’82, (bus. admin.) was named the top-producing individual real estate agent for RE/MAX for the state of Maryland.

Laurie (Lasher) Tramuta, ’82,  (music ed.) performed as a mezzo-soprano in the production of, “Three Sopranos and a Pianist,” at SUNY Fredonia.

Jeff Daniels, ’83, (psych.) and Janine (Fabino) Daniels, ’84, (elem. ed.) are empty nesters
having a ball! They are catching up with old friends and traveling.

William E. Finn, ’83, (bus. admin.) has been named CEO of Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio.  He is former President and CEO of The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Buffalo, N.Y.

Gwen M. Collier-DeForte, ’84, (sociology) and her husband, James, have adopted four children, three of whom are siblings, and they also have one birth child. She is a homemaker at the present time and loving every minute of it.

Cindy Mantai, ’84, (English), has been appointed to the College Relations staff as a writer at Buffalo State College. She is also the owner of Cindy Mantai Writing & Editing Services in Buffalo, N.Y., specializing in writing for the life sciences. For more, visit

Scott Martelle, ’84, (pol. sci.) is the author of The Fear Within: Spies, Commies and American Democracy on Trial, published by Rutgers University Press, and is at work on an upcoming book with the working title, Detroit: A Biography, to be published by Chicago Review Press. He moderated a panel on the Detroit Newspaper Strike as part of the annual North American Labor History Conference.

Marjorie (Maloney) Plaister, ’84, (psych.) received an Excellence in Programming Award for SUNY Fredonia’s online credentials requests via ‘Ustore’ (TouchNet) at the SUNY Career Development Officers’ annual meeting.

Kelley Briggs, ’85, (art/graphic design) received nine awards from the Advertising Club of Westchester (N.Y.), won the Norman Liss Award for Public Service, and was a guest on “Westchester Means Business,” hosted by the Business Council of Westchester.

David Ezzo, ’85, (anthro.) had an article published in the August issue of Whispering Wind Magazine, “Montagnais and Southern New England Religion.” David is currently working as an adjunct professor of sociology and anthropology at Genesee Community College.

Cynthia Long, ’85, (special studies) recently founded a real estate company, Investor
Properties, which specializes in rehabilitating real estate, and owns and manages many
residential real estate properties.

Jeff Nelson, ’85, (music perf. , sound rec. technology) recently played on Sting’s new CD,
“Symphonicities;” played pre-recorded music for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast, and just finished performing for the Broadway productions of, “Come Fly Away,” and “Elf.”

Ralph Serpe, ’85, (econ.) was recently named Vice President, Development, at the Baltimore Community Foundation.

Lisa Brigantino, ’86, (music theory) was named a “2010 Artist to Watch Out For” by The
and released her latest solo CD, “Wonder Wheel,” an eclectic collection of original songs ranging from rock to folk, pop to blues, plus old-time, Americana and more. The album is getting international airplay and great reviews. She co-produced it with her husband, Dr. Thomas Millioto, ’88, (music perf.). Other contributing alums include: Andy Van Dette, ’85 (sound rec. technology); Lori Brigantino, ’87 (special stds.); Susan Haefner, ’88 (musical theatre); and Jerry Snee, ’88 (musical theatre).

Erica (Rayman) Denler, ’86, (music ed.) led the All-County Senior High Chorus for the Chautauqua County Music Teachers’ Association’s annual spring music festival at Chautauqua Institution. She is the director of choral music at Hendrick Hudson High School in Westchester County, N.Y.

Janis (Alm) Bowman, ’88, (biology) was recognized by Jamestown Community College at an alumni banquet as distinguished in the field of education. She is an Associate Professor of biology at the college.

Rory B. Pollaro, ’88, (English) is the outdoors columnist for The Chautauqua Star, a weekly newspaper circulated throughout Chautauqua County. He has over 15 years of professional writing and newspaper experience and is also employed with Frontier Financial of Jamestown, N.Y.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Trini Ross, ’88, (sociology) will receive the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation award for her work on a civil rights case that resulted in the conviction of a former City of Tonawanda, N.Y., police captain.

Janet Goodfriend, ’89, (English) published a novel, For the Love of Art, and the publishing company will donate 25 percent of sales to schools chosen by its readers. More information is available at

Dr. Michael June, ’89, (biology) completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University.

Sean Patick McGraw, ’89,  (applied music) performed, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” at U.S. Cellular Field for a Chicago White Sox baseball game.  He also performed an acoustic
set prior to game.

Douglas Metcalfe, ’89, (bus. admin.) works as the house manager at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.


Marnie Kozielski, ’90, (special studies) sang “The Star Spangled  Banner,” and,“God Bless America,” for minor league baseball’s Batavia Muckdogs at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia, N.Y.

Dr. Dean M. Amadio, ’91, (psych.) received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor of psychology at Siena College in Loundonville, N.Y.

Mike Baschnagel, ’91, (account.) accepted a position as Associate Vice President of Finance-Non Gaming with Galaxy Entertainment. Galaxy is opening a new hotel/casino in Macau, China, to be called Galaxy Macau.

Shawn Goodman, ’92, (psych.) is working as a school psychologist and a fiction writer. His first novel, Something Like Hope, recently won the 2009 Delacorte Prize and is published by Random  House. The book is based on his experiences as a faculty psychologist in New York’s juvenile justice system.

Steve Wechsler, ’92, (psych.) moved to the Washington, D.C., area last year and would be interested in connecting with professional alumni in the area.

Jen Fitzery, ’93, (theatre) played Menteith in a summer production of “Macbeth” in Shakespeare in Delaware Park in Buffalo, N.Y.

Judith Haley, ’93, (elem. ed.) was honored by Jamestown Community College as an alumna who has distinguished herself in the field of education. She is an elementary teacher at Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School.

Tracy Collingwood, ’94, (psych.) received an Excellence in Programming Award in Recruitment Programs at the SUNY Career Development Officers’ annual meeting, for the SUNY Fredonia internship program.

Brian McDowell, ’94, (geology) completed his National Teaching Certification and finished the Ironman Lake Placid competition.

Jill Russell, ’94, (elem. ed.) was honored by Jamestown Community College at an alumni banquet as someone who has distinguished herself in the field of education. She is an elementary teacher at Springville-Griffith Institute.

Kristen “Katie” Evans, ’96, (biology) works as a hospice social worker after graduating from SUNY Oswego with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and from Bryn Mawr College with a master’s degree in Social Service.

Tom Cordaro, ’97, (speech path.) was inducted into the Fredonia State Athletic Hall
of Fame (soccer).

Wendi (Rice) Kinney, ’97, (med. technology) of Avon, N.Y., was appointed as Executive Director, and Stacy Kraus, ’97, (pol. sci.) of Philadelphia, Pa., as Secretary on the national board, of the Northeast Greek Leadership Association.

Jennifer (Swanson) Peters, ’97, (sociology) was named Associate Director of Admissions at Jamestown Business College.

Amanda Janisch, ’98, (sociology) was honored by Jamestown Community College at an alumni banquet as distinguished in the field of education. She is a special education teacher at Silver Creek Central School.

Justin Pomietlarz, ’98, (music perf.) directed the All-County Junior High Chorus for the Chautauqua County Music Teachers’ Association’s annual spring music festival at
Chautauqua Institution. He teaches at Amherst High School.

Tim Zulawski, ’98, (bus. admin.) was promoted to Vice President of Sponsorship Sales and Service for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL.

Laurie (Volkmar) Cooklis, ’99, (music perf.) received a Master of Science in Management
Information Systems from the University of Alabama Huntsville in May 2010 and is now a Business Analyst with Accenture. She was recently inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies. Classmates can find her on LinkedIn.

John Tiranno, ’99, (music perf.) performed as a guest artist tenor in the Hillman Opera, “The Tales of Hoffmann,” in the title role at SUNY Fredonia.


Robert M. Egan, ’00, (commun.) represented SUNY Fredonia and President Dennis Hefner at the inauguration of Canisius College’s 24th President, John J. Hurley. 

Rebecca Glogowski, ’00, (psych.) received her master’s degree in education in May 2010 from Nazareth College. She is certified in special and general education, birth to grade 2.

James V. Maiello, ’00, (music ed.) has been appointed Assistant Professor of musicology at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. He was also awarded a stipend for research at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library in Collegeville, Minn. His study, “On the Manufacture and Dating of the Pistoia Choirbooks,” recently appeared in the Journal of the Plainsong & Medieval Music Society.

Jonathan Payne, ’01, (commun./audio and radio) was inducted into the Fredonia State Athletic Hall of Fame (soccer).Cathy Pitts, ’01, (elem. ed.) was honored by Jamestown
Community College at an alumni banquet as distinguished in the field of education. She is a computer teacher at George Washington Middle School.

Jameson Ricigliano, Sr., ’01, (elem. ed.) was inducted into the Fredonia State Athletic
Hall of Fame (baseball). 

Adam Sarata, ’01, (music perf.) was recently hired as a guitar instructor for the University of Mount Union. He has released his second full-length classical guitar recording, “Cavata;”
adjudicated and performed for the Rantucci International Guitar Festival at Daemen College, and is currently a guitar instructor for Ashland University.

Erin (Hotchkin) Boylan, ’02, (bus. admin./market.) was
formally recognized for her many efforts by SUNY Cortland with its Award for Excellence in Professional Service to students.

Dr. Brian Green, ’02, (sound rec. technology) earned his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering specializing in Human Factors. Brian works for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C.

Heather Delcamp, ’03, (social work) was named Employee of the Month at the Cassadaga
Job Corps Center. She is a career counselor.

Dr. Brian Moskalik, ’03, (biology) was hired by the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., as a postdoctoral teaching fellow in biology.

Jan Tonon, ’03, (music bus.) started a new position in Patron Services at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pa., and loves it.

Lauren Ulatowski, ’03, (psych.) represented SUNY Fredonia and President Dennis Hefner at the inauguration of Nassau Community College’s fifth President, Dr. Donald P. Astrab.

Michelle Cinque, ’04, (sociology) was hired as a social worker for Steuben County and its Board of Cooperative Educational Services, working with middle school-aged children.

Clare Crowley, ’04, (child. ed./ English) was chosen to carry the torch during the summer Empire State Games’ opening ceremonies at the University at Buffalo.

Ashley Skinner, ’05, (pol. sci.) was hired as a respiratory therapist at Griffin Home
Health Care in Charlotte, N.C.

Joseph Flaxman, ’06, (music perf.) performed on WQXR’s Robert Sherman program, “The McGraw Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase;” performed in a recital with the MacDowell Club of N.J., and with BARD summerscape in The Chocolate Soldier. He also received an encouragement award from the Career Bridges grant program, sang the role of Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte with Tri-Cities Opera of Binghamton, N.Y. this past fall, and music directed at Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston, N.Y., for High Holidays.

Abigail Gray, ’06, (child. ed./English) was recently named Employee of the Year at the Cassadaga Job Corps Center. She serves as the center’s mathematics instructor and recently assumed the role of Advanced College Training (ACT) Coordinator.

Christina (Castro) Kensy, ’06, (psych.) has been hired as a school counselor at Grand Island (N.Y.) High School.

Jeff Levine, ’06, (English) received his Master of Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University as a scholarship recipient and started working with the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy on its magazine, writing web content and other pieces.

Vincent F. Welch, ’06, (comm./TV and digital film) moved to New York City to pursue a career in television and film editing. He participated in the editing of various advertisements and was involved in the intense post-production process for three linked films which were screened worldwide and accepted to the Sundance Film Festival (www.The He worked on Season 1 of the Jerry Seinfeld-produced NBC show, “The Marriage Ref,” as the sole post-production assistant, and will be working for Comedy Central on a new show airing in the spring, “Onion Sports Network.”

Andrew Abrams, ’08, (commun./TV and digital film) was hired by the National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues as its lead video/editor/video director. He previously worked for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (an affiliate to the L.A. Kings) as a video coordinator.

Molly McKinney, ’08, (commun.) completed her last “Aqua Kids” film shoot and officially resigned as the conservation-themed TV show’s host and part-time producer. In August she moved to New York City to work behind the camera as a producer for the broadcast PR firm, DS Simon Productions. After just three months, she was named senior producer and is enjoying her new responsibilities.

Neal Sheehan, ’08, (account.) has passed all four parts of the Uniform Certified Public
Accounting exam, as announced by Lumsden & McCormick.

Jared Scott Tesler, ’08, (commun./pub. rel.) was awarded a Dr. Keith Davis Graduate Scholarship with Honorable Mention designation by the National Office of Sigma Iota Epsilon National Honorary and Professional Management Fraternity for his scholarly paper,
“Organizational Theories: Classical, Contemporary, and Critical Perspectives.” Jared graduated in December 2009 with a Master of Science in Communications from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.

Chris Thielking, ’08, (theatre prod. and design) worked as an assistant lighting designer with an off-Broadway show, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

Michael A. Venti, ’08, (music ed.) was hired by the Maine School Administrative District #41 of Milo, Maine, and is teaching instrumental and vocal music for grades seven through 12 at Penquis Valley High School.

Remi Adelaiye, ’09, (biochemistry) is a Research Laboratory Technician in the Department of Medicine, Heath Research Inc. (HRI), at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y.

Melissa Follett, ’09, (sociology)was named as Employee of the Month at the Cassadaga Job Corps Center. She is a Residential Advisor in the women’s dormitory.

Sarah Crisman, ’10, (public account.) has been hired as a staff accountant for Brock, Schechter & Polakoff, LLP.

Thomas J. Demmer, ’10, (bus. admin./finance) has joined the firm of Tronconi Segarra &
Associates in Williamsville, N.Y., as a staff accountant.

Jamie Hullings, ’10, (bus. admin./mgmt.) has been hired as an administrative assistant by Synacor in Buffalo, N.Y.

Faculty Notes

Dr. Robert Dahlgren, (Curr. and Instruct.) has published a book, Teaching in Minefields: The Experiences of Secondary Social Studies Teachers with Teaching
Controversial Issues in the Classroom
. For more, go to

Emeritus Notes

Dr. Walter Hartley, (School of Music) was guest composer at the Grenadier Saxophone Workshop at Indiana University Southeast. He lives in Charlotte, N.C., and is the unofficial Composer-in-Residence at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.





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