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Dr. Brad Bowden, professor of biology, passed along a news story from The Miami Herald on Dr. Madeline Dalton's research demonstrating the link between teen-agers viewing people smoking in movies and their decision to start smoking. The article says: "Attorneys general from 24 states are asking the film industry to reduce the amount of smoking in films to prevent teens from taking up the habit. "In a letter Tuesday, the attorneys cited a June study from Dartmouth Medical School that said that children who watch movies in which actors smoke heavily are three times more likely to smoke themselves than those who are exposed to less on-screen smoking." Bowden, who was in Hanover, NH, with Professor Larry Griel to attend a week-long workshop on bioethics, had a chance to meet with Dalton, who was his advisee as an AU biology major.
1922
Florence Belle Bowden celebrated her 101st birthday on April 21, 2003, with her friends at the Rest Home in Millville, NJ where she resides.
1934
From Mary Taffs- My mother, Elizabeth Stillman Warner (class of 1934, I believe), passed away in Portland, Oregon on July 11, 2003. She had celebrated her 90th birthday in April with 50 friends and family members, nine of them from back east. She grew up in a big house on College Hill, long since demolished and replaced by campus buildings. Her parents ran a boarding table and rented a few rooms out to college students during parts of the '20s and '30s, and the Stillman family was well-known in Alfred. She was the last of the six Stillman children to die - Laura, Frances, Paul, Harold, and Lewis had all preceded her in death.
Hello, My mother, Elizabeth Stillman Warner (class of 1934, I believe), passed away in Portland, Oregon on July 11, 2003. She had celebrated her 90th birthday in April with 50 friends and family members, nine of them from back east. She grew up in a big house on College Hill, long since demolished and replaced by campus buildings. Her parents ran a boarding table and rented a few rooms out to college students during parts of the '20's and '30's, and the Stillman family was well-known in Alfred. She was the last of the six Stillman children to die - Laura, Frances, Paul, Harold, and Lewis had all preceded her in death.
1937
From Rich Simington: "When Raymond 'Ray' Alty came to Alfred to earn his bachelor's and master's degrees in physics, air travel was a precarious adventure. By the time he retired, after earning many patents as a researcher at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH, Ray was a consultant helping to sell American F-16's to countries around the world. Today he and his wife Libby live in Alpharetta, GA, where their home is a gallery showing off Ray's woodworking creations."
1944
In other news, I had a recent letter from my cousin Lura Polan Turck '44 saying that she and her husband William '44 come to Alfred almost every spring, stay at the Saxon Inn and lament the disgrace of 'Old South Hall' as it still stands. Bill, an 'Alfred Kid,' went through grade school and high school in that building. While living at my parents' home for her freshman year, Lura was recalling her exposure to South Hall and what the building meant to her. She worked part-time for Lavinia Creighton repairing athletic equipment such as restuffing the straw bales target-backing for the archery targets lined up along the wall of the gym. She also recalled shooting baskets from the center line of the gym (she loved it when the rules changed from half-court play to full-court play for the girls' basketball games - she was a very good athlete). Anyone who played in that court must remember the short structure of the court compared with all other courts in the nearby schools and in the Davis Gym. She said that the freshman girls' basketball team beat the All-Alfred Upperclassmen's girls' team that year - would have been the winter of 1942. She also told of painting the field hockey balls in a room at the back of the Davis Gym, a game at which she also excelled. I was in high school at the time and we used to play softball on the field next to South Hall - she was good at that sport too. As I recall, Hazel 'Beezee' Guthrie Werth '44 was one of the girls on that good basketball team. Guthrie and family moved to Seneca Falls in 1965, which had been her hometown."
In other news, I had a recent letter from my cousin Lura Polan Turck '44 saying that she and her husband William '44 come to Alfred almost every spring, stay at the Saxon Inn and lament the disgrace of 'Old South Hall' as it still stands. Bill, an 'Alfred Kid,' went through grade school and high school in that building. While living at my parents' home for her freshman year, Lura was recalling her exposure to South Hall and what the building meant to her. She worked part-time for Lavinia Creighton repairing athletic equipment such as restuffing the straw bales target-backing for the archery targets lined up along the wall of the gym. She also recalled shooting baskets from the center line of the gym (she loved it when the rules changed from half-court play to full-court play for the girls' basketball games - she was a very good athlete). Anyone who played in that court must remember the short structure of the court compared with all other courts in the nearby schools and in the Davis Gym. She said that the freshman girls' basketball team beat the All-Alfred Upperclassmen's girls' team that year - would have been the winter of 1942. She also told of painting the field hockey balls in a room at the back of the Davis Gym, a game at which she also excelled. I was in high school at the time and we used to play softball on the field next to South Hall - she was good at that sport too. As I recall, Hazel 'Beezee' Guthrie Werth '44 was one of the girls on that good basketball team. Guthrie and family moved to Seneca Falls in 1965, which had been her hometown."
1946
From your class correspondent: "Our good correspondent Billie Violet Dunbar Donaldson expresses pride in her son Douglas Hampton, who begins a new career experience this fall teaching digital electronics at Johnson College in Scranton, PA. Most of you send Christmas letters to your family and friends. Please put Alfred on your list! Use either my snail mail or my e-mail address at the top of this news note, edited if you wish. That's a painless way to share your life with old friends who remember the same things and people that you do!"
1950
From Rich Simington: "You know it's been a year of unusually high rainfall when a gardener as capable and determined as Roger Gentsch finally has to say 'Wait till next year.' Roger lives in Poolesville, MD."
1952
Joe Amdur is retired in Gainesville, FL. "My dog recently attacked my horse. I fell off the horse and broke my collar bone and two ribs. My arm is now mended, but I do not recommend the experience to other classmates."
From Rich Simington: "If you remember the last Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, you may remember he led a 135-mile march spearheading an effort to prevent the creation of a highway along the route of the old Chesapeake and Ohio Canal so that the canal would remain a natural and pristine undeveloped environment. He was successful - almost. Along the entire route of the C&O Canal there is one house that was left standing - the house which William 'Bill' McMahon '54 and his wife Isabelle continue to inhabit in Williamsport, MD."
This month Doug Freitag and Helen Gates Freitag '52 have their 50th anniversary, and I'm sure there are others, so they would be happy to hear from you. As I mentioned before, my three children really enjoyed themselves, even to attaching the purple and gold balloons to the King Alfred statue on Friday and Saturday nights. The University must have thought the idea was good, as they covered the statue with white balloons on Saturday."
1953
From your class correspondent: "Two awards were given to two of our class members. The Lillian T. Nevins Recognition Award was presented to Nancy Lobaugh Double for distinguished service to Alfred University over the years, and the Alumni Citation to Joyce Holden Crean in recognition of distinctive career achievement. Congratulations to both members of the class of 1953!
From your class correspondent: "Two awards were given to two of our class members. The Lillian T. Nevins Recognition Award was presented to Nancy Lobaugh Double for distinguished service to Alfred University over the years, and the Alumni Citation to Joyce Holden Crean in recognition of distinctive career achievement. Congratulations to both members of the class of 1953!
This month Doug Freitag and Helen Gates Freitag '52 have their 50th anniversary, and I'm sure there are others, so they would be happy to hear from you. As I mentioned before, my three children really enjoyed themselves, even to attaching the purple and gold balloons to the King Alfred statue on Friday and Saturday nights. The University must have thought the idea was good, as they covered the statue with white balloons on Saturday."
1954
Arrow International Inc. founder, chairman and chief executive Marlin Miller Jr. retired on August 31, 2003. Miller continues with the company as chairman emeritus and a director. Arrow is a leading developer and manufacturer of medical catheters and devices.
From Rich Simington: "If you remember the last Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, you may remember he led a 135-mile march spearheading an effort to prevent the creation of a highway along the route of the old Chesapeake and Ohio Canal so that the canal would remain a natural and pristine undeveloped environment. He was successful - almost. Along the entire route of the C&O Canal there is one house that was left standing - the house which William 'Bill' McMahon '54 and his wife Isabelle continue to inhabit in Williamsport, MD."
1955
Allan Getto and Esther Goldsmith Getto '59 have moved to Mechanicsburg, PA, after forty years in Poughkeepsie, NY. Their address is 11 White Birch Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA. They live near their daughter Judie and four of their nine grandchildren. Winters will still be spent in Coconut Creek, FL. Both are looking forward to coming back to Alfred for the 50th Reunion and hope to see many of their classmates there.
1956
Following the success of his novel The Company, a bestseller in 2002, espionage novelist Robert Littell's earlier works are being revisited and praised by readers and critics alike. Overlook Press has reissued Littell's first novel, The Defection of A.J. Lewinter, as well as two later works, The Once and Future Spy and The Sisters with several more planned for hardcover publication. Penguin Books is publishing Littell's entire backlist in paperback. Littell told a Canisteo newspaper, "It is extremely gratifying to have old novels resurrected, but to have them praised again after all these years is something I never expected."
1958
Celebrated ceramic artist and professor Victor Babu retired from the Kansas City Art Institute's ceramics department last year. As stated in Ceramics Monthly, "The department will recover, but the sense of loss is great. To many students who studied with Babu, he was the spiritual heart of the department." Babu had been a professor of ceramics for 33 years. He told the magazine, "I accept no credit for the success or failure of any student…They are inventing themselves. All I am doing, which is my gift…is interceding into their lives for a while. That is the gift they've given to me. That is the reward of teaching."
From Rich Simington: "If you want to know about local government or civic affairs in Washington, DC, D. Philip 'Phil' Baker is the man to ask, as it has been his home for years. With no local elections presently occurring in which he's on the volunteer campaign staff, he's involved with a project to preserve and beautify an often unnoticed, quaint part of city history in the neighborhood - police call boxes. They memorialize a time when cops walked a beat and communicated with their headquarters by phone rather than police cruiser radios."
1959
From Indian Wells, CA - Marty Stenzler and his wife Barbara are first-time grandparents of a baby girl, Jordan. Congratulations to all!"
"Leonard 'Lenny' Simon has finally retired - no fooling this time! It can be verified because now when you call, you can reach him at home. For a long time he spent so much time traveling for his consulting job that he was only available by cell phone. Len can now be reached in Atlanta, GA, where he lives with his wife Jane. You can contact Lenny by e-mail at lsimon@dc.com."
From Rich Simington: "In the Washington area, John Landon is a highly regarded research scientist; he is the President and founder of Bioqual, Inc. However, around Cape Cod, he and his wife Nancy are better known as the founders and summer proprietors of a children's bookstore in Brewster, MA.
Allan Getto and Esther Goldsmith Getto '59 have moved to Mechanicsburg, PA, after forty years in Poughkeepsie, NY. Their address is 11 White Birch Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA. They live near their daughter Judie and four of their nine grandchildren. Winters will still be spent in Coconut Creek, FL. Both are looking forward to coming back to Alfred for the 50th Reunion and hope to see many of their classmates there.
From your class correspondent: "Charles Greenhouse MD and his wife Linda Rubin Greenhouse '61 live in Potomac, MD, where Charles has practiced obstrectrics and gynecology for 30 years. They have three married children and nine grandchildren. Their sons David and Stephen are both physicians. Linda passed the CPA exam in 1983 and practiced public accounting for a few years. She works in Charlie's office as a specialist in insurance negotiations. Charlie is practicing part time and is also very busy with malpractice reviews and expert witness testimony. They have a second home in West Palm Beach where golf and grandchildren are a big part of their lives.
1960
From Rich Simington: "After earning his Ph.D at the University of Maryland, Benjamin 'Ben' Schneider remained there to teach for most of his career, as well as teaching at Yale and Michigan State. Now that he's retired, he and Brenda Jacobson Schneider have decided to give up their eastern ways, leave Rockville, MD and move to LaJolla, CA."
From Rich Simington: "After earning his Ph.D at the University of Maryland, Benjamin 'Ben' Schneider remained there to teach for most of his career, as well as teaching at Yale and Michigan State. Now that he's retired, he and Brenda Jacobson Schneider have decided to give up their eastern ways, leave Rockville, MD and move to LaJolla, CA."
Stephanie's work was on exhibit in The Danforth Gallery in Livingston for about a month.
1962
According to a recent news release, Elbert "Gary" Spencer has received the title professor emeritus. Gary is a professor of sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. His teaching and research has focused on the dynamics of prejudice and discrimination. Gary's 1987 research on anti-Semitic graffiti helped raise national awareness about the issue of ethnic, racial and religious slurs used by college students. He has won numerous awards for his teaching career at Syracuse and has served on various prestigious committees
"Linda Venezia Reed always loved roses, so when she and Walter lived in Ohio and California she had rose gardens. Then Linda asked Walt to help. Today they grow over 150 varieties of roses in huge gardens at their home in Peachtree City, GA. As longstanding members of the American Rose Society they frequently best other rosarians and win competitions for their roses all over the country. Contact Linda and Walter by e-mail to Linwalreed@aol.com."
Maxine Lurie has been appointed to the New Jersey Historical Commission.
1963
From Rich Simington: "When Montgomery County, MD, was in the news earlier this year as the site where Police Chief Charles Moose led the effort to catch the Beltway Snipers, Ron Berger was on the scene, too. In retirement he works part time on the Montgomery County Executive's Staff as the county hearing officer and chair of its procurement review committee. Ron and his wife Harriet Fain Berger '64 live in Rockville, MD and welcome e-mails to ron.berger@co.mo.md.us."
1964
In the summer issue of the AU Magazine, class notes coordinator Sarah Hyde contributed a feature on Reunion Weekend 2003. Ruth Reeve Gau sent a beautiful commentary on reunion which arrived after the publication of the magazine. "Alfred is a place that has always been special in my heart," she writes, "as it is a place where people always would say hello and have time to be friendly. Nestled away in the Empire State Hills, it is a gem in the rough, one of the best-kept secrets in Western New York where one has a chance to grow, discover and learn to be a leader in the community and the work place. At the Ceramic College of Design we had the best of both worlds - a small school within a private university. We brought to the university creative approaches along with state funding and dynamic professors who had standards that we met. We started as a big group of 30-plus students and upon graduation were a group of 13 students who proudly could say we were graduates of one of the finest ceramic colleges in the world. I believe that my education at Alfred is a privilege and I consider myself fortunate to belong to a family of educators. My best to everyone at Alfred."
35th wedding anniversay was in August
His wife of 61 years, Joy Napier, passed away recently according to Phonathon conversation.
From Rich Simington: "You may have seen the recent GQ Magazine article about one of Kent Kohnken's partners who located an unexploded thermonuclear device off the coast of Georgia. That's only one of their adventures. For more, ask Kent about buried bullion he's located and the fabled 'amber room' buried by the Germans in WWII in Eastern Europe written up in a recent article in the New Yorker Magazine. Kent and his wife Sandra live in Cumming, GA. You may contact Kent at kkohnken@bellsouth.net and check out his website, www.smdi.org."
1965
Harvey Rich wrote recently with an update: "I have a recently co-authored a chapter, "Disasters," in California's Social Problems, Pine Forge Press. I am presently the president of the California Sociological Association, and was the southern vice president of this organization. I have recently been on the governing council and the program committee of the Pacific Sociological Association. Also, I am co-director of the Center for Survey Research of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at SCU Northridge. I have been teaching and am on the Steering Committee of the freshman experience course."
Lynda Kettle Howland retired three years ago as a casework supervisor, having worked 34 years for the Monroe County Child Protective Services. During that time, she began traveling worldwide and has visited more than 50 countries. As a result of her cultural experiences and interest in poverty, she has for years been sending books, clothes, and medical supplies to impoverished schools and villages in Africa, Tibet and Indonesia. This summer she made return trips to Syria and Africa. When not traveling, she resides in Pittsford, NY and enjoys studying photography.
Lynn has joined the Prudential California Realty's San Diego Central office.
1. Publication: I have recently coauthored chapter, "Disasters," in California's Social Problems, eds. Charles Hohm and James Glynn, Pine Forge Press. 2. I am presently the President of the California Sociological Association. I have also been the Southern Vice-President of this organization. 3. I have recently been on the Governing Council and the Program Committee of the Pacific Sociological Assn. 4. I am co-director of the Center for Survey Research of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Cal. State University, Northridge. 5. I have been teaching, and am on the Steering Committee of, the Freshman Experience course at CSU, Northridge.
1966
To celebrate Chuck's career at East Carolina Universtiy, there will be an exhibit November 8 - December 28 in Greenville, NC.
From Rich Simington: "If you live in Maryland you may think Russell 'Russ' Gardner is best known as one of the top employment law attorneys in the state. While that's true, he may be more pleased to be known as an adventure skier of remote mountain slopes accessible only by helicopter and as a high performance driving instructor and BMW sports car racer. Russ and his wife Jeanne live in Baltimore."
1967
"If you knew David Chrzan at Alfred, you might assume he's best known today as a ceramic engineer. These days in Roswell, GA he's even better known as the creator of hundreds of whimsical, handmade, delightfully painted, playable ocarinas shaped like different animals and mementos. He lives with his wife Sheila."
From Rich Simington: "When you know Vienna Laurendi lives in Annapolis, loves to stroll on the grounds of the Naval Academy, races sailboats twice weekly and owns a power boat, you might think her nursing career was with the Navy. Rather, she is a retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel who now is the administrator of Heron Point of Chestertown.
1970
From Rich Simington: "If you're traveling anywhere near Cumming, GA where William 'Bill' Levensalor and his wife Maureen '70 live, be sure to stop and see the beautiful new facilities they built for their company, The Belt Corporation of America. After work, Bill is making good on a promise he made to Maureen early in their marriage - he's taking dancing lessons so they can be the best dancers at the wedding of their son, Randy. Contact Bill at bill@beltcorp.com and Maureen at maureen@beltcorp.com ." 04/23/2007 10:48:47 AM MaryS
From Rich Simington: "For some people, the first date can be a time of nervous fidgets and concern about maintaining a poised, charming demeanor - but not Terry Keefe and his wife Carol. Their first date was to a costume party where he dressed as Mickey Mouse and she as a vampire. Today they live (out of costume) in Eufaula, AL." 04/20/2007 1:50:25 PM MaryS
1971
From Rich Simington: "If you've ever used a GPS device you can thank Frank Goetz. His rocket fuel was used to put those satellites and many others in orbit. Frank is a rocket scientist who now lives in Jeffersonton, VA. You can contact him at Frank.Goetz@arceng.com ." 04/20/2007 1:51:40 PM MaryS
1972
From Rich Simington: "As a commander in the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, Col. Jeffrey Gere is the person responsible for approving all human research performed by the U.S. Army in the U.S. for submission to the FDA. As part of his command, researchers are working to develop vaccines against malaria, diarrhea, leishmania, and dengue fever. Jeff and his wife Barbara '73 live in Walkersville, MD. 04/20/2007 1:53:08 PM MaryS
Joe Pellicciotti, professor of public and environmental affairs and director of the Division of Public & Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN, has been appointed an IUN associate vice chancellor heading a wide range of enrollment management units, including student records, admissions, financial aid, university division, career services, and critical literacy and special retention programs. 04/23/2007 10:46:56 AM MaryS
Sally Langley Pini writes, "I wish I could have attended this year's reunion, but we were in Nantucket that weekend. Since I have moved to the Syracuse area, I probably will visit the campus sometime this summer. If any alumni around the classes of '71, '72, or '73 would like to write me, please contact spini@twcny.rr.com . Thank you!" 04/23/2007 10:43:59 AM MaryS
Jay Haberland was named vice president of business controls for United Technologies Corp. He continues to serve in his position as vice president, finance and CFO of UTC's Sikorsky Aircraft company until the position is filled. United Technologies is a company that provides high technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. The company is based in Hartford, CT. 04/23/2007 10:45:41 AM MaryS
1973
Our son just graduated from Clemson University. Our daughter is a Junior at Winthrop University.
From Rich Simington: "As a commander in the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, Col. Jeffrey Gere is the person responsible for approving all human research performed by the U.S. Army in the U.S. for submission to the FDA. As part of his command, researchers are working to develop vaccines against malaria, diarrhea, leishmania, and dengue fever. Jeff and his wife Barbara '73 live in Walkersville, MD. 04/20/2007 1:53:41 PM MaryS
Don Meseck writes, "Because of the timing of this reunion and the distance back to New York, we will not be able to attend this event. Wish I could be there for the Tennis Tournament!" Don welcomes e-mails from old friends at DonMeseck@aol.com . Don retired from the U.S. Army Reserve in 2001. He is working as a regional labor economist for central Washington with the state of Washington's employment security department. Don, his wife and two children have settled in Ellensburg, Washington. "All is going well out here on the West Coast," Don reports. 04/23/2007 10:49:56 AM MaryS
From Rich Simington: "If you're traveling anywhere near Cumming, GA where William 'Bill' Levensalor and his wife Maureen '70 live, be sure to stop and see the beautiful new facilities they built for their company, The Belt Corporation of America. After work, Bill is making good on a promise he made to Maureen early in their marriage - he's taking dancing lessons so they can be the best dancers at the wedding of their son, Randy. Contact Bill at bill@beltcorp.com and Maureen at maureen@beltcorp.com ." 04/23/2007 10:48:12 AM MaryS
1975
In July, President George W. Bush nominated Michael O'Grady to be an assistant secretary of health and human services planning and evaluation. O'Grady, who earned his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, is a senior research director at Project HOPE's Center for Health Affairs, based in Bethesda, MD. Primarily, O'Grady's work focuses on Medicare reform issues, including the addition of a prescription drug benefit to Medicare, approaches to long-term Medicare restructuring and the development of alternative measures of Medicare's financial viability. Prior to Project HOPE, O'Grady was a health analyst with the Senate Finance Committee's majority staff, where he focused on moving to a more market-based approach to Medicare. He served as a senior policy advisor to Chairman Roth on these issues. Currently, O'Grady serves as senior health economist for the Senate Joint Economic Committee. O'Grady has also served at the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the Physician Payment Review Commission (PPRC), the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress and the Office for Civil Rights. Read more about his work by visiting the Project HOPE web site at http://www.projecthope.or... CHA/ bios/Mike.htm. 04/23/2007 3:04:20 PM MaryS
Timothy Scott will be inducted into the Alfred University Sports Hall of Fame during Homecoming Weekend this October. While at Alfred, Timothy was a four-year letter winner on the men's indoor and outdoor track and field teams, best known for his abilities in the high hurdles and high jump. He is a registered nurse anesthetist at Great Plains Hospital in Elk City, OK. 04/23/2007 3:16:42 PM MaryS
1978
On a lighter note, during the PGA week in Rochester I ran into Chris Lynge and the Thomas brothers, Dean and Gregg. What a hoot! We had a lot of fun reminiscing. They are currently trying to sell their racehorse and in the process of purchasing a NFL franchise. Who knew! 04/25/2007 10:37:09 AM MaryS
Article in The Times Herald on 8/20/03 - Allen P. Pancio, son of Kathleen Pancio of Queen Street Olean and the late Peter Pancio, received his master of arts degree in church ministries in June from the Church of God Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN. Graduating cum laude, he also received the American Bible Society Award in Biblical teaching. He is currently employed as the technical manager of manufacturing for Florida Tile Industries, Inc. in Georgia where he lives with his wife Kathy and their daughter Alaina.
Allen P. Pancio received his Master of Arts degree in church ministries in June from the Church of God Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN. Allen graduated cum laude and was the recipient of the American Bible Society Award in biblical teaching. Allen is employed as the technical manager of manufacturing for Florida Tile Industries, Inc. in Georgia, where he lives with his wife Kathy and their daughter Alaina. 04/25/2007 10:43:49 AM MaryS
Barb Maynes wrote to us a beautiful remembrance of her dear friend. "Paula Marie Lysaught Flanders was killed in a tragic car accident while driving home from work after swerving to avoid a driver making an illegal u-turn. Paula was a larger-than-life person, filled with enthusiasm and a zest for life. Those of us who knew her at Alfred remember a laughing, vivacious (and often mischievous) young woman. Those who knew her more recently speak also of her humor, her faith and her commitment to family and community. We remember hearing her speak with love and joy about her daughters Emily (14) and Jessica (17) and her husband of 20 years, Paul. Paula was an instigator, a ringleader. With a smile we remember the crazy pranks she masterminded (and we went along with). And we remember the many times Paula made sure we gathered around to give extra support and care to a friend in need. With admiration, we read her obituary describing the creative programs she initiated to help the aging at the Onandaga County Department of Aging and Youth. We're not surprised to read that she was a driving force behind the Manlius Fourth of July celebration, and we're awed to see that the Central NY Chapter of the Alzheimers Association has designated the Paula Flanders Partners for Care Program in her honor. It would be hard to find a better friend than Paula. At Alfred, that meant a circle of friends as tightly knit at graduation as they'd been the day they pledged opposing sororities. Later, it meant hand-written notes (never form letters!) at Christmas, phone calls, e-mails and persistent chiding to plan reunions. We mourn our loss and hold Paula's family in our hearts. Our world sparkles a little less brightly now, but we know that heaven is filled with joy. We can almost hear the angels laughing." 04/25/2007 10:40:52 AM MaryS
Barb Maynes recently had the pleasure and honor of hiking with First Lady Laura Bush during her summer vacation in Olympic National Park. Mrs. Bush and three of her grade school friends chose Olympic for their week-long trip and Barb was called on to accompany them on a nine-mile hike through some of the park's most spectacular high country. It was a wonderful hike and very fun to spend time with the First Lady and her friends. They are strong hikers and were very excited about the views, the great wildflower displays and the park in general. Barb works half-time as the public information officer and spokesperson for Olympic National Park and urges everyone to come visit this special place. She and her family live in Port Angeles, WA. 04/25/2007 10:42:28 AM MaryS
On a lighter note, during the PGA week in Rochester I ran into Chris Lynge and the Thomas brothers, Dean and Gregg. What a hoot! We had a lot of fun reminiscing. They are currently trying to sell their racehorse and in the process of purchasing a NFL franchise. Who knew! 04/25/2007 10:35:31 AM MaryS
1979
Robert "Bob" Fox wrote, "I finally made it back to the east coast in 2000 after spending five years in Denver, CO. If any of the following former classmates are around, I would love to hear from you: Barry Lehrer, Ed Scalice, Bill Kendrat '80, Charles "Chuck" Purce '84. I can be reached via e-mail at rfox76@comcast.net ." 04/25/2007 10:45:08 AM MaryS
Harry Shortway writes, "I received an involuntary disability retirement from the West Milford Police Department on April 1, 2003. I re-injured my knee and require additional surgery. After conducting thousands of investigations, hundreds of arrests and scores of search warrants, I was injured tripping over a computer left in the hallway of police headquarters. It just doesn't figure. I am going to wait before I receive a total knee. Following my retirement I received four additional valor awards as a result of a road rage homicide and some other violent crime investigations that resulted in arrests. I will miss the camaraderie experienced during investigations but not the call-outs that occur late at night or on family occasions. Good news is that I completed my second year at Jefferson Township High School as the head coach for boys' varsity lacrosse and the assistant football coach. The experience reaffirmed my resolve to start a second career in education. I am now searching for a teaching position. I also helped coach my son's sixth-grade lacrosse team and my wife's 7th and 8th grade girls' team. Thank God for the crosse, it comes in handy as a cane. God bless." 04/25/2007 10:46:42 AM MaryS
On a lighter note, during the PGA week in Rochester I ran into Chris Lynge and the Thomas brothers, Dean and Gregg. What a hoot! We had a lot of fun reminiscing. They are currently trying to sell their racehorse and in the process of purchasing a NFL franchise. Who knew! 04/25/2007 10:36:24 AM MaryS
George Eagan '79, is chairman and chief executive officer of appliedE™ Inc., a software company focused on the development and commercialization of its proprietary, patent-pending products. He reports that the company's sortware PartnerOnline™ was the basis for their winning a Long Island Software Award (LISA) as the best applications service provider in the small company category during the seventh annual competition. "We are very proud to have PartnerOnline™ be selected as the best application service provider in the Small Company category," said Eagan. "It is particularly gratifying that appliedE has received the LISA Award from the Long Island Software and Technology Network, as it is an independent third-party professional trade organization." He said appliedE anticipates being awarded its first patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office later this year. The company is also in the process of expanding its portfolio by adding additional patent applications that extend the scope of its patent protection for its proprietary technology. PartnerOnline is a professional time-tracking, monitoring, reporting and archiving system that accurately categorizes re-usable information into an electronic library, explained Eagan. "PartnerOnline is a powerful, web-based scalable data collection system that tracks all computer activity online and offline and creates informative business reports for service-oriented organizations," added Eagan, who anticipates the software will be used on the internal side of professional service organizations 04/25/2007 10:53:09 AM MaryS
Brian Molinaro is the new director of finance for the city of Little Falls, NY. His first major task will be developing the city's budget. Prior to this position, Brian served as assistant superintendent for business at the Mohansonen Central school district in Schenectady, a business manager in the Frankfort school district, to name a few. 04/25/2007 10:48:16 AM MaryS
1981
A collaboration that began at Alfred University is continuing today. Paul Willsea and Carol O'Brien co-hosted a glassblowing show at the Panache Gallery in Rehoboth Beach, DE. The pair met during their days at AU and now live in Naples, NY where they have formed a business, Willsea-O'Brien Glass.
From Rich Simington: "Now's a good time to try to contact Cynthia 'Cindy' Orverbye; she's willing to talk again now that the Bat Mitzvah of her daughter Deana is over. She and husband Mark are finally calming down and catching their breath at their home in Doraville, GA."
On October 11th, 2003 Bill Schuster will be one of four inductees into the Alfred University Sports Hall of Fame. Bill played football all four years at Alfred and was a two-time All-American. He holds the AU all-time record for career pass receptions (137). He is currently an insurance broker and manager of the Livonia, NY branch of the James Sullivan Agency. When he's not working, Bill still enjoys officiating football games.
John Rohlfing created a sculpture entitled "Life Spiral" for the city of New Haven's Percent for the Arts Program. The sculpture is a mobile installed in the front entrance of the Isadore Wexler School. But Connecticut isn't the only place to go to see his work. An earthenware teapot John created in 1991 was acquired by the Renwick Gallery, part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. John has also exhibited his work in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, to name a few cities. He lives in Canton, CT with his wife, Margaret Steinway '82.
William "Bill" Giles was promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president and chief financial officer of Linens 'n Things Inc., one of the leading national large-format retailers of home textiles, housewares and decorative home accessories. Bill has worked for Linens 'n Things since 1991. He and his wife, Dr. Jill Peperone Giles, live in South Orange, NJ.
From Rich Simington: "Now's a good time to try to contact Cynthia 'Cindy' Orverbye; she's willing to talk again now that the Bat Mitzvah of her daughter Deana is over. She and husband Mark are finally calming down and catching their breath at their home in Doraville, GA."
A collaboration that began at Alfred University is continuing today. Paul Willsea and Carol O'Brien co-hosted a glassblowing show at the Panache Gallery in Rehoboth Beach, DE. The pair met during their days at AU and now live in Naples, NY where they have formed a business, Willsea-O'Brien Glass.
William "Bill" Giles was promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president and chief financial officer of Linens 'n Things Inc., one of the leading national large-format retailers of home textiles, housewares and decorative home accessories. Bill has worked for Linens 'n Things since 1991. He and his wife, Dr. Jill Peperone Giles, live in South Orange, NJ.
1982
Cihat "G" Kutbay and Susan Toot Kutbay '83 had a son, John Tanner Kutbay, on Nov. 9, 2002. He joins Sara (12), Anna (4) and John (1). The Kutbays live in Morristown, TN where Cihat is vice president and general manager of InsulTherm/Minco, Inc.
John Rohlfing created a sculpture entitled "Life Spiral" for the city of New Haven's Percent for the Arts Program. The sculpture is a mobile installed in the front entrance of the Isadore Wexler School. But Connecticut isn't the only place to go to see his work. An earthenware teapot John created in 1991 was acquired by the Renwick Gallery, part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. John has also exhibited his work in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, to name a few cities. He lives in Canton, CT with his wife, Margaret Steinway '82.
Cihat '82 and Susan D. Kutbay (Toot) '83 had a son. John Tanner Kutbay was born on November 4, 2002. They now have Sara (12), Anna (4) and John (1). The Kutbays live in Morristown, TN where Cihat is VP/GM of InsulTherm/Minco, Inc.
1983
Cihat "G" Kutbay and Susan Toot Kutbay '83 had a son, John Tanner Kutbay, on Nov. 9, 2002. He joins Sara (12), Anna (4) and John (1). The Kutbays live in Morristown, TN where Cihat is vice president and general manager of InsulTherm/Minco, Inc.
Susan E. Conn-Moore joins three other inductees this year into the Alfred University Sports Hall of Fame. Susan spent her four years at Alfred participating in women's indoor and outdoor track and field, earning recognition with a record time of 2:15.52 in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Eastern Regional indoor meet in 1981. She finished first at the meet and her time still stands on the school record board. She was also part of many winning relay teams. Susan is a manager of senior plan medical management for Blue Cross Blue Shield in New York City.
1984
According to the Alfred Sun newspaper,Bob "Wiggins" Beyer has been named assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors in the NBA. Beyer began a coaching career after suffering a knee injury while playing for the Saxons.
Leah Leitson has made a career from a lifelong interest in chinaware. She is an artist, potter, and teacher in Asheville, NC, and has been creating beautiful and intricate porcelain dinnerware since the 1980's.
Megan Johnson is the new librarian at the Watauga County Public Library in Boone, NC. She started the position in late October 2002. Megan's mother and husband are also librarians. She told a local newspaper, "I know what a difference [reading] can make in people's lives. People who read, in a very real sense, see more of the world and learn more about the world than people who don't."
1985
I am currently working with The Great Northern District in Otetiana Council (Northeast Region BSA) any alums out there interested in contributing some of your talents to the scouts, drop me an e-mail at gndroundtable@hotmail.com. Please include the phrase AU-BSA in the subject line.
The Lightstone Group announced that David Kopp has been appointed as member of its acquistion team.
1988
Greg Prusia will be inducted into the Alfred University Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on October 11, 2003 at the annual banquet as part of AU's Homecoming festivities. Greg was a four-year member of the football team (1984-1987) and joined the basketball team for his senior season. After graduation, he signed with the Kansas City Royals and played baseball for two seasons. Today, Greg is a senior project manager for the Glass Technologies Group of BOC Gases in Toledo, OH.
1989
John Walker has been promoted to plant manager at Saint Gobain Performance Plastics in Bristol, RI. He lives there with his wife Kathleen Crowe Walker, daughter Quincy (12), son Jake (8) and two great danes. Both John and Kathleen would like to hear from AU friends at kwalker32@cox.net.
Dianne White writes, "I am living in the Pacific northwest. I'm happily married with three dogs, a cat and two horses. I would love to hear from any old APO brothers or alumni in the Seattle area. E-mail me at delany17@hotmail.com.
Amy Nacinovich Cowen writes, "My husband and I were married on November 2, 2002 in my hometown of Kent, Connecticut. Alfred alumna in attendance were Margo Myers Armstrong (1988), Christine Sanchez-Mavreas (1989), Jill Greene (1989), and Christine Schmidt Zdunczyk (1989). We had a wonderful wedding celebration and were honored to be able to share our special day with the people we know and love. We spent our honeymoon touring New Zealand and now live in Hawaii."
From your correspondent: "Sean Mansfield writes that he is still up in Saratoga Springs, NY, and now back at GE, after a couple of years away doing some consulting. Sean can be reached at Sean.Mansfield@corporate.ge.com
Ronald P. Sember, Jr. married Michelle L. Herzog on September 14, 2002 at the Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas. Ron and Michelle operate World Gym Rochester which they own with Ron's sister, Dorothy A. Sember-Ball '83.
John Walker has been promoted to plant manager at Saint Gobain Performance Plastics in Bristol, RI. He lives there with his wife Kathleen Crowe Walker, daughter Quincy (12), son Jake (8) and two great danes. Both John and Kathleen would like to hear from AU friends at kwalker32@cox.net.
1990
David Regan has had great success as a ceramic tile artist, creating decorative tiles for homes as well as sculpting teapots, soup tureens and vessels. His tiles are part of the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and his sculptures have been shown in galleries such as the Frank Lloyd Gallery in Santa Monica. David's tiles are most often used in bathrooms and kitchens, and sometimes around a pool or deck area.
Hello, my name is Cindi Rosell (Maiden name Andjevsky). I wanted to let you know that Tim Rosell, our son, Nolan Rosell and myself are happy to announce the birth of our daughter Alexandra Nicole Rosell. She was born September 19, 2003. Yes, I know a year has gone by before I am getting this information. Would you please pass this information on so that it is published in the Alfred Book. Thank You for your time. Cindi Rosell
John received The Rappaport Prize, the largest public annual award to an artist in New England.
1991
Christopher Longwell has joined the ceramic faculty at the 171 Cedar Arts Center, a multi-arts center in Corning, NY. Longwell teaches art and art history at Notre Dame High School in Elmira and is also a part-time ceramics instructor at Elmira College.
Maxwell Robert was born on April 18, 2003. Patric is 2 1/2 yrs. old. They're building a soccer team!
Laurie Richter Becker writes, "Our second son, Carson Albert Becker, was born on Nov. 26, 2002. He joins my husband Brian, myself and our first son Owen at home in Stockton, NY. I'm now back to work teaching Spanish at Forestville Middle School, where I've been teaching for the past nine years." E-mail Laurie at Lbecker@Forestville. WNYRIC.org.
The Artworks Gallery in Bozeman, MT hosted new works by Josh DeWeese this summer. Josh's art focuses on functional pottery. For the show he created wood-fired ceramics.
1992
The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford named Nancy Bridge this year's Distinguished Secondary Teacher. Nancy has taught as a health occupations teacher at Bradford Area High School since 1990. Nancy teaches and prepares students for careers in the health care field in geriatrics, pediatrics, medical-surgical and maternity units. She also arranges student internships. Nancy was nominated by Deanna Mascho, a senior biology major from Bradford.
Married Michael Cady on July 25, 2003 in Cannon Beach, Oregon
1993
Aaron Valentine was named executive vice president of Preferred Mutual Insurance Co. and named to its Board of Directors after serving as vice president and chief financial officer since 1995. Aaron lives in Clinton, NY.
1994
In the fall of 2002, Jennifer "Gin" Ferrara started a media education organization, Wide Angle Community Media, as a means to fund her media projects with youth in underserved communities. It has now grown to become a city-wide program for community advocacy, youth leadership development, and media arts production. In 2001 she was awarded an Open Society Institute Community Fellowship to grow Wide Angle into a sustainable organization. This spring, Wide Angle was awarded a grant from the MetLife Foundation and Listen Up! to produce a segment of a national documentary about the importance of good teachers. The team of young people Gin coordinates scripted, interviewed, shot footage and edited their video, which will hopefully air this fall. For more information, check out www.pbs.org/merrow/listen... . Gin lives in Baltimore with her partner David and her cat Sasquatch. To contact Gin, e-mail her at ginferrara@yahoo.com .
Virginia Livermore Johnson writes, "On September 1, 2002 I married a wonderful man named Norm Johnson. We lived in my house together until the end of June 2003 when we bought our first home together. We just celebrated our first wedding anniversary and are happier than ever!" You can write to Virginia at ko661@yahoo.com .
Jeffrey and Nannette Castor have two children: Makenna Haley born on June 24, 2002 Zachary Dalton born on August 25, 2003
According to phonathon note baby born 2 1/2 months ago. No date name or sex given but they said they wanted this in the magazine.
Norman Iannarelli wishes to share tragic news with his classmates and friends; his mother, Jean Iannarelli, passed away on May 27, 2003.
1995
Stacey McNulty has been named senior sales representative for the New York Stock Exchange trading floor by Tradeware Systems Corp., a global provider of electronic order management systems and trading connectivity solutions to more than 200 broker-dealers and institutions. Stacey will direct all aspects of Tradeware's floor operation including training, customer service and technical support.
John Christopher "Chris" Baskin was a featured artist at the Gallery in Bloomington, IN, this summer. Chris's pottery is "pushing the envelope of traditional pottery and moving towards forms and shapes resembling altars, primitive boats, pagodas, tall ritual urns and the like," according to the Bloomington Herald Times. The newspaper described Chris's attitude towards pottery as "a meditation on existence, a form of spiritual practice and discipline."
Amy is now a guidance coounselor at Scarborough High School. Previously she had served as the guidance counselor at Southside High School in Elmira and Horsehead Middle School in Horseheads.
Elizabeth Hall and Major Karl Ginter had twins, Ava and Michael, on May 9, 2003 just three weeks after they moved into their new home in Frederick, MD.
Army Staff Sergeant Cory Graves has been decorated with the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. This medal is awarded to non-combat meritorious achievement or service that is incontestably exceptional and of a magnitude that clearly places them above their peers, according to the Alfred Sun. Graves is an intelligence analyst assigned to Headquarters, Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps, Rheindahlen, Germany. His wife, Dawn Drennen Graves '96, can be contacted at ddrennen24@hotmail.com .
"Randi Jermansen '95 recently accepted a senior accountant position in the Controller's Group of Accounting Services at Pfizer Inc.'s worldwide headquarters on the east side of midtown Manhattan. She also moved to a new townhouse in Madison, NJ. This spring, Randi was honored by the Volunteers of Morris County with the 'Outstanding Volunteer for the Arts' award for her dedication and excellent work during her four years as treasurer for Harmonium Choral Society, a semi-professional volunteer community choir. Randi has been a member of the Harmonium Choral Society for eight years and has served on the Board of Directors for five years.
1996
Steven has received a Ph.D. in mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Julie Owens is a new kindergarten teacher at Middleport University in the Royalton-Hartland Central School.
Peter Bergmann was named chief executive officer of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Pottsville, PA, after serving as the assistant chief executive officer/chief operating officer for Berwick Hospital Center.
1997
John Knaul is starting his fourth year at the College of William and Mary and was recently promoted to senior assistant athletic trainer.
"This year, Cassandra Racasi Fleksher aided in establishing a new lab at Kessler, REAL (Rehabilitation Engineering Analysis Laboratory) which is housed in KMRREC (Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research & Education Corp.). Cassandra is currently running a study funded by the National MS Society entitled 'Examining the demands of driving in Multiple Sclerosis.' The study investigates three types of MS-related impairments and their impact on driving ability; including cognitive, physical and visual abilities. Aside from running the study, Cassandra recently received a promotion. Also, Cassandra is enjoyed married life with her husband, Mark.
Rich Patterson is a first-year athletic training staff member at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA.
Devin Dressman bought a house and is living in Baltimore, happily married to his wife Heather and happily working at Johns Hopkins in cancer research. Devin just published his first paper out of Johns Hopkins, 'Transforming single DNA molecules into fluorescent magnetic particles for detection and enumeration of genetic variations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA (PNAS).' Devin writes, 'I know it's kind of technical, but it should be a pretty ground-breaking technology.' Devin can be contacted by e-mail at Devin@jhmi.edu ."
Christina Festinger '97 and Tom Lewis were married on July 12, 2003 at Tom's family reunion in Denver, CO with an August wedding reception in New Jersey. Christina recently passed the CPA exam and is working as a senior financial analyst in pharmaceutical development at Cardinal Health in Somerset, NJ. Christina, Tom and their children, Lexi and Abby, are living in Parlin, NJ."
1998
Rachel Kulp Collins informs us that this summer, she decided to leave public accounting and has taken a corporate senior financial analyst position at the Gleason Corporation in Rochester. Her new email is rcollins@gleason.com . Rachel writes, 'so far I love it, and it is a great change from public accounting. No more traveling! My husband Jim Collins '98 has also taken a new position at Kodak in Rochester (leaving Heany Industries, where he has worked for the last 5 years). He will still be doing ceramics, but will begin working with some new and interesting materials and projects. We are going to start looking for a house soon, but we want to get settled in our new jobs first! Jim and I were in Tampa, FL, in early August where he attended the Grand Conclave National Conference for Kappa Sigma (he is a National volunteer). As for more news for me, I recently was selected to join the Alumni Council at AU and I am looking forward to helping out the school in new and different ways. My most favorite part of the summer was being a bridesmaid in one of my best friend's wedding when Sarah Schuldt married Danny Bellina '00 on Long Island. We had a fantastic time at their incredibly beautiful wedding and saw tons of old friends.'
Joe Boyle is the drummer for the up-and-coming Debra Stillwell Band. Stillwell is a politician-turned-educator in the Philadelphia area who devotes most of her time to playing music. Although Joe considered a theatre career, it seems that drumming is what he loves best these days.
Paige Saez has been busy displaying her artwork in various West-Coast galleries this summer. She debuted her first solo exhibition of paintings in Los Angeles, followed by an exhibition at the Aalto Lounge in Portland.
"Steve Zelin just wrote to me after returning home from a business trip down in Mexico. He's featured in an article in Jewish Week regarding a relaxing Jewish retreat he went on in May. Here's what they had to say: 'One of the most memorable moments of my retreat was a spontaneous Friday afternoon launch of rowboats on the lake. We soon found ourselves serenaded by Steven Zelin, a professional residing in Midtown who also studies part-time at Fordham University. Zelin is a talented singer who also plays guitar and harmonica.' His on-stage rendition of Bob Dylan songs recently made him a hit at 'Fordham Idol' and he won box seats tickets to a Mets game. You can read the entire article at http://www.thejewishweek.... ."
1999
As for your correspondent, I passed the last of my six doctoral comprehensive exams this summer. Following two more classes this fall, I will be a doctoral candidate with 'only' my dissertation to write. I was elected to the Alfred University Alumni Council at the Council's summer meeting. I'm looking forward to giving back to AU through my work on the Council. I was truly honored to be selected to serve on the Council with so many other dedicated alums! I am still working as the University at Albany's Assistant Director of Residential Life and as National Vice President for Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society which took me to New York City in July for the Society's summer board meeting."
"Cariann 'C.C.' Colman writes that she's taking her doctoral exams in September/October and then 'officially be a doctoral candidate! I'll be writing my dissertation next year long distance though, from South Korea. I'm hoping to not only teach English as a foreign language while in South Korea, but also pick up a few classes at university in Seoul and be able to teach the American Literature (with a focus on race and gender) that I've been teaching and researching while at SUNY Albany with a completely different student perspective.' Cariann will be moving all over the world for the next few years, but her email address is going to stay the same: cariann_c@hotmail.com . "If there are any alums in South Korea I'd love to hear from you!"
From correspondent Jacy Lellock: "On July 4, Josh Hertz and I were married at the Coonamessett Inn in Falmouth on Cape Cod, MA. It was a gorgeous day, and we were lucky enough to have tons of friends and family there to celebrate with us, including about 30 Alfred alums. Josh is still studying at MIT, and I'm still teaching high school English and directing plays for the high school Shakespeare Ensemble. We plan to travel to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico for two weeks in August for our honeymoon. Until then, I'm teaching summer school for English Language Learners and enjoying the beach.
Mike Fuller writes, "Took a new job with Nextel, and am enjoying it so far. I'm moving to a new place in Watertown soon (out of Boston for the first time in three years)."
Potter Alleghany Meadows had a solo exhibition at Chester Springs Studio in PA this June. Meadows is a studio potter from Carbondale, CO and he runs a nomadic gallery called Artstream. During his guest residency at Chester Springs Studio, Meadows also led a workshop for intermediate to experienced clayworkers.
Rachel Kulp Collins informs us that this summer, she decided to leave public accounting and has taken a corporate senior financial analyst position at the Gleason Corporation in Rochester. Her new email is rcollins@gleason.com . Rachel writes, 'so far I love it, and it is a great change from public accounting. No more traveling! My husband Jim Collins '98 has also taken a new position at Kodak in Rochester (leaving Heany Industries, where he has worked for the last 5 years). He will still be doing ceramics, but will begin working with some new and interesting materials and projects. We are going to start looking for a house soon, but we want to get settled in our new jobs first! Jim and I were in Tampa, FL, in early August where he attended the Grand Conclave National Conference for Kappa Sigma (he is a National volunteer). As for more news for me, I recently was selected to join the Alumni Council at AU and I am looking forward to helping out the school in new and different ways. My most favorite part of the summer was being a bridesmaid in one of my best friend's wedding when Sarah Schuldt married Danny Bellina '00 on Long Island. We had a fantastic time at their incredibly beautiful wedding and saw tons of old friends.'
Holly M. Justice, 1999 is now Assoc. Director of Career Services at Albion College in Albion, Michigan.
Peter Schmidt '01 and Jillmarie Giardina '99 were united in marriage. Jillmarie has a master's degree in advertising from Syracuse University and is director of marketing for Kanoodle.com.
2000
Michael was recently sworn in as National Chair for the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association.
Mike and Jess Dunbar Creter sent a recent update. 'This past year has been an eventful one for us. In February we bought a house in Watertown, CT and in July we enjoyed our first wedding anniversary! To celebrate we adopted a dog. He is a big red dog, so we call him Clifford. We spent the first week of July in Cape Cod with Kevin Dickson '99, Adrienne Conte '99, Jeremy VanDruff, Anne Minkoff and Ben and Denise Miller Farnsworth '98. At the end of the week (July 4th) we attended the Jasmine Lellock and Josh Hertz wedding! It was a great day and we got to see so many Alfred alumni!'
From correspondent Jacy Lellock: "On July 4, Josh Hertz and I were married at the Coonamessett Inn in Falmouth on Cape Cod, MA. It was a gorgeous day, and we were lucky enough to have tons of friends and family there to celebrate with us, including about 30 Alfred alums. Josh is still studying at MIT, and I'm still teaching high school English and directing plays for the high school Shakespeare Ensemble. We plan to travel to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico for two weeks in August for our honeymoon. Until then, I'm teaching summer school for English Language Learners and enjoying the beach.
Kristin Sloane has moved! Classmates and friends should redirect mail to her at 10 South Emerson Street #206B, Denver, CO 80209. Reach Kristin by e-mail at sloaneke@cdm.com.
David Clay writes, "I have started my own company along with my partner Victoria Hutton called Krazy Kernels, Inc. We are a gourmet popcorn store with over 25 different flavors of candied popcorns. We are in works with the New York Times and the Boston Globe about features on our company. We were also featured on a NBC affiliate cooking show called Let's Eat on Thursday, August 14th. You can visit our website at www.krazykernels.com or e-mail at dclay@krazykernels.com."
Mike and Jess Dunbar Creter sent a recent update. 'This past year has been an eventful one for us. In February we bought a house in Watertown, CT and in July we enjoyed our first wedding anniversary! To celebrate we adopted a dog. He is a big red dog, so we call him Clifford. We spent the first week of July in Cape Cod with Kevin Dickson '99, Adrienne Conte '99, Jeremy VanDruff, Anne Minkoff and Ben and Denise Miller Farnsworth '98. At the end of the week (July 4th) we attended the Jasmine Lellock and Josh Hertz wedding! It was a great day and we got to see so many Alfred alumni!'
Jerome Paul honed his woodworking skills at AU and now he's putting them to good use. He manages the Farm Land Market & Gallery in Pittstown, NJ with his wife Katie. The gallery began as a roadside stand three years ago and has been located in a nice new building for the past two years. Most people haven't yet caught on to the fact that there's amazing woodwork for sale. "They never knew when they walked in the door they were going to see all this woodworking," Jerome told a Bridgewater newspaper. Jerome hopes to focus on making more crafts and refined pieces instead of rustic ones.
Jeff Schinella and his wife Leanne are proud to announce the birth of their baby, Isabel Rahab Schinella, born on July 15, 2003. She weighed nine pounds and 11 ounces and is very healthy and beautiful."
2001
From correspondent Christa Nyman: "Please note that my e-mail address has changed to cnyman@nycap.rr.com. I recently graduated with a master's degree in public policy from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany. I accepted a full-time position with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District II/NY (ACOG) as their Government Affairs Associate."
From correspondent Kizzy Parks: "Hello, alumni and friends. Since graduation, I was unsuccessful in landing that 'ideal' job or internship, so I changed directions and moved toward a different employment path. I have always dabbled in teaching, whether it was subbing or presenting seminars, so I thought, why not give teaching a chance? Now I am an adjunct professor for the Brevard Community College here in Central Florida and I started August 18th."
The Arts Council of Princeton recently featured an exhibit of sculpture by Cassidy Enoch, who is currently employed at Crozier Fine Art in Newark and was formerly the director of ArtSite Gallery in Wellsville, NY.
Brandon was hired by Smethport School District as a coach for Smethport football.
Peter Schmidt '01 and Jillmarie Giardina '99 were united in marriage. Peter received a master's degree in teaching from College of Norte Dame of Maryland and has been a special education teacher in Baltimore, MD.
Chrissy no longer lives in Oswego. She is now a grad student at SUNY Albany and her email address is cnyman@nycap.rr.com
2003
Jen and her fiancee Aaron Hydrick '03 together teach an engineering class to non-engineering majors.
Aaron and his fiancee, Jen Shuler '03, together teach an engineerign class to non-engineering majors.
Melissa is still enrolled at AU and will complete her Doctoral training in May 2005
Nicolaus is at Carnegie Mellon U. for grad work
Emily Weisgerber was one of three Northwest artists whose work was featured in Edmonds, WA this summer. A show of Emily's wax and plaster sculptures of her hands, feet, teeth and face was displayed in the Anderson Center in Edmonds.
Artwork by Wes Sweetser was displayed in a June exhibit at Shedd Library in Washington, DC. Wes's work includes glass sculpture and various prints and drawings.
From Jill Culeton: "Congratulations, Class of 2003! I imagine for many of you the past few months have been a whirlwind of excitement, new experiences and changes. New jobs, new homes, new friends or a new university are just a few of those new experiences we are all going through and I hope that you will share them with your classmates and fellow Alfred alumni. Please send me letters, pictures, or even a quick e-mail just to let me know what has been happening in the few short months since graduation. I look forward to sharing all of these exciting events with the readers of the AU Magazine."
2005
Chad is attending Husson College and is a member of their football team. This fall is the first time since the late 1930s, Husson College has fielded a football team.
Births
Had a baby girl, April 17, 2003, Allison
On July 18, 2002, Cheryl Pietz Cudmore and her husband John became the parents of twin daughters, Allison Grace and Sarah Jane. They are currently living in NYC but are soon relocating to the Princeton, NJ area.
Baby Mason Verner Gray born July 7th, 2003 to Julia (Browning) Gray, 1990, and Eric Gray, 1992.
On July 1, 2003 a daughter was born to Krystin (Lees) Jorgenson, 1991 and her husband Matthew. They named her Freya Rose.
Jill Irland Nobes and husband Bill had a baby girl this spring, Mackendra Irland Nobes.
Jen Head Cooke and husband Thomas '99 had their second child, Joseph Thomas Cooke, on March 23, 2003.
From Online Community update: "We are now the proud parents of boy/girl twins as of May 9, 2003"
Andrew Lawrence born on June 19,2003; 7lbs. 2 oz.
Deaths - Alumni
Hannah Saunders Crump, 77, died suddenly Wednesday, July 9, at her home in Redlands, California. Born August 8, 1925, in Hornell, New York, she was the daughter of Paul C. Saunders, Professor of Chemistry and Department Head at Alfred University, and Edna Burdick Saunders. Growing up in Alfred, she graduated from Alfred Almond Central School in 1943 where she was known as "Gabby." After graduating from Alfred University in 1947 with a degree in Ceramics, she married Malcolm L. Crump, son of Benjamin F. Crump, University Comptroller, and Frances Crump. They soon moved to Albany where Malcolm earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College. She was married to Malcolm for 50 years during which time they had three children. Hannah received her Master's of Science in Education from SUNY Fredonia in 1974 before leaving the east coast for California. She was an 18-year resident of Redlands where she was very involved with Toastmasters, the A.K. Smiley Public Library and the American Association of University Women. Hannah was an active member of the Redlands Symphony Guild. Her great love was music as she enjoyed and supported opera, classical music, the ballet and symphonies. She was also a long-time world traveler. During the last year of her life, Hannah visited Malta and Ireland and attended the Salzburg Music Festival. She was predeceased by her husband in 1997 and her son Benjamin S. Crump in 1977. Survivors include her daughter, Carol Ellis, of Winter Park, Florida; her son, Stephen Crump, of Augusta, GA; two brothers, Stephen Saunders of Mayville, NY, and Philip Saunders of Scottsville, NY; three grandchildren, Stephen and Katie Ellis and Thomas Crump; and many nieces and nephews. -Carol C. Ellis
From your class correspondent: "It is with great sadness that I report the tragic death of Paula Lysaught Flanders. She was killed in a car accident in Syracuse, NY on July 9, 2003. Ironically, I just saw her and we made tentative plans to get together at the end of the summer. She was truly one of those people that when you saw her, you knew you were in for a lot of fun and laughs. Her sense of humor was priceless. She is survived by her husband Paul and two teenage daughters, Jess and Emily. She will be missed. 04/25/2007 10:34:01 AM MaryS
Marriages
Brian was married to Grace Ann Eberhardt on 08-23-2003.
Married Monica Roth on June 27, 2003.
Sarah Schuldt and Danny Bellina '00 were married on June 1, 2003 on Long Island. The bridal party included several Alfred Alumni including George Betts '00, Rachel Kulp Collins, Rob Hausrath, Wendy Kelly, Mark Knight '00, Kara LiCausi, R.J. Moore and Tonia Braddock Artlip '98. Of the 165 guests in attendance there were several Alfred alumni including Tommy Bailey '00, Brett Ballweg '00, Greg Betts, Travis Brown '00, Pat Capozzi '98, Jim Collins '98, Brent Forsland '01, Erica French, Tony Greene, Nick Mancini, Leigh McKinley, Lisa Mercurio '01, Brad Morrison '00, P.J. Petti '00, Eric Schwarz, Jason Sealy and NicoleYoculan '02. Luckily the rain cleared up just in time for a beautiful wedding and a great party!
Sarah Schuldt and Danny Bellina '00 were married on June 1, 2003 on Long Island. The bridal party included several Alfred Alumni including George Betts '00, Rachel Kulp Collins, Rob Hausrath, Wendy Kelly, Mark Knight '00, Kara LiCausi, R.J. Moore and Tonia Braddock Artlip '98. Of the 165 guests in attendance there were several Alfred alumni including Tommy Bailey '00, Brett Ballweg '00, Greg Betts, Travis Brown '00, Pat Capozzi '98, Jim Collins '98, Brent Forsland '01, Erica French, Tony Greene, Nick Mancini, Leigh McKinley, Lisa Mercurio '01, Brad Morrison '00, P.J. Petti '00, Eric Schwarz, Jason Sealy and NicoleYoculan '02. Luckily the rain cleared up just in time for a beautiful wedding and a great party!