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Linda's work is on exhibit with 9 other nationally and regionally recognized artist. It is a unique and educational exhibition, "Old World\New World" at the Lacoste Gallery in Concord, MA.
Robert had an article published in the Philadelphia Daily News titled "The Greatest Op-Ed Ever Written!" The article was about films.
Dr. Ruth Perry delivered the 2004 Riley Lecture in Women's Studies.
Jon has been with AU for 30 years. He was hired in 1973 as a mainframe computer operator. In 1979, he was promoted to manager of computing operations and since 1989 he was appointed his current position, microcomputer technical support specialist.
Jerry has served AU for 25 years. In 1978 he began with the Carpentry Department, eight years later he was promoted to foreman of the department. In 1987, he was appointed supervisor of building maintenance.
Frank joined the faculty in 1978. He has continued to serve as professor of management information systems, earning the University's Excellence in Teaching Award eight times and the New York State Excellence in Teaching Award twice. From 1998-2001 he served as associated dean of the College of Business and since 2001 has served as the College's interim dean.
Jeff has served Alfred University for 20 years.
Judy has served Alfred University for 20 years.
Julie has served Alfred University for 15 years.
David has served Alfred University for 15 years.
Pat has served Alfred University for 15 years.
Mark has served Alfred University for five years.
David has served Alfred University for five years.
Dr. Subrata Saha has been elected vice chairman of the board of directors of TMJ Implant, Inc, Golden, CO.
Dr. Jana Atlas spoke to the Alfred-Hornell Branch of the American Association of University Women on women's mental health issues, especially in rural areas.
Brad Bowden and Wes Bentz sponsor a blood drive four times a year at the Campus Center with help of student organizations on campus.
Roger has served AU for 35 years. He is currently a groundskeeper.
Norva has served Alfred University for 30. She is currently the secretary, Division of Education.
Ann has served AU for 25 years. She is currently the secretary, Division of Physical Sciences.
Carol has served AU for 25 years. She is currently a custodian.
Darlene has served AU for 25 years. She is currently the secretary, Division of Psychology.
Cheryl has served AU for 20 years. She is a secretary for Divisions of Mathematics and Chemistry.
Evelyn has served AU for 20 years. She is currently a custodian.
Arthur has served AU for 20 years. He is currently a custodian.
Diane has served AU for 20 years. She is currently a secretary for New York State Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology.
Nancy has served AU for 15 years. She is currently a secretary, Powell Campus Center.
Janet has served AU for 15 years. She is currently a secretary, Physical Plant.
Joseph has served AU for 15 years. He is currently a boiler tender.
Karen has served AU for 15 years. She is currently an assisant for Human Resources.
Karen has served AU for 15 years. She is currently a secretary, Division of Social Sciences.
Kristin has served AU for 15 years. She is currently a custodian.
Pamela has served AU for ten years. She is currently a custodian.
Robert has served AU for ten years. He is currently a custodian.
G. Evans has served AU for ten years. He is currently the mail and supply clerk.
Nancy has served AU for ten years. She is currently a secretary, Division of Performing Arts.
Deborah has served AU for ten years. She is currently a night auditor, Saxon Inn.
Coralie has served AU for ten years. She is currently a housekeeper.
Lois has served AU for ten years. She is currently a custodian.
Loriann has served AU for ten years. She is currently a secretary, College of Business.
Winifred has served AU for five years. She is currently a desk clerk, Saxon Inn.
Charles has served AU for five years. He is currently a janitor.
Brian has served AU for five years. He is currently a boiler tender/mechanic.
Lee has served AU for five years. She is currently a custodian.
Janet has served AU for five years. She is currently an executive secretary, University Relations.
Kelly has served AU for five years. She is currently a student account representative.
Karen has served AU for five years. She is currently a secretary, Residence Life.
Julie has served AU for five years. She is currently a secretary and data assistant, Admissions.
Mary has served AU for five years. She is currently a secretary, University Relations.
Barbara has served AU for five years. She is currently a secretary, Continuing Education.
Pamela has served AU for five years. She is currently a website technician, Office of Communications.
Patricia has served AU for 15 years. She is currently a secretary, Division of English.
Robyn had an article published in the Poughkeepsie Journal about gay marriages.
Jo Ann spoke with youth at the Youth Speak Out sponsered by the Allegany and Western Steuben Rural Health Network.
It is stated in on March 27, 2004 in World out of Asheville, NC Robert wrote in USA Today, "Instead of worrying about same-sex marriages between individuals who are promising each other life-long commitments, we should spend our energy and resources on other issues - such as reducing violence within marriages or reducing childhood poverty."
Garrett is running for a five year seat on the Hornell School Board
Dr. David Szczerbacki, provost and vp of academic and statutory affairs resigned, effective 8/9/04 to accept the position of provost and vp of academic affairs at the College of St. Rose in Albany NY.
Article in the Wine Business Monthly Conoma, CA states: Research & Recycling: challenges in Glass Manufacturing. Bill stated "glass has a much higher strength tolerance than is currently available."
Article - Breaking the Bottle Glass Quality (Defects in bottles)
The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center will open four new exhibits through July 27 with Roger Freeman Photographs: Minor League Baseball is comprised of more than 60 black and white photographs taken at ball parks throughout New York State. Roger documents the action of the game as well as the players and audience.
Dr. Greil will be speaking for the next Bergren Forum in Nevins theatre. The title is " The Human Genome Project: What Does it Mean for you?"
Dr. Greil stated in an article titled "For Couples, Stress Without a Promise of Success" that "Infertility positively ruins sex," Dr. Greil interviewed 23 couples for "Not Yet Pregnant" (1991). "It makes it into a chore instead of a pasttime, something you have to do instead of something you want to do."
Article "AU shares spotlight at conference." Sen. Hillary Clinton joined with the chorus when Professor Dr. Arun Varshneya stood to sing the praises of his school at a statewide conference.
Nancy receives top Excellence in Teaching Award, presented by the Independent College Fund of NY and the NYS Electric and Gas Corp.
Article in American Ceramic Society Bulletin with a headline Distinguished Life Member.
Anne, a Professor of Ceramic Art will give a slide presentation at the Holter Museum of Art. Says her work expresses her desire to "experience the physical and visual exchange of masses and voids in space."
Vicki, chair of the Division of Human Studies and a campus activist for the rights of women and homosexuals, is this years recipient of the Abigail Allen Award.
James was Wellsville Central School's nominee for the 2004 Allegany County Educator of the Year.
Article on Karen Karnes, Retrospectively. She is both one of America's best-known ceramists here and abroad.
Cormack Named Dean of Alfred's School of Engineering.
Edward is on a mission to improve K-12 education by bolstering psychology's scientific contribution to learning and teacher quality.
Dr. Charles M. Edmondson, president of AU, has been elected a member of the Board of Directors of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities.
President Edmondson's contract has been extended for five years.
Dr. Abderrahman Robana has been named to Who's Who Among American Teachers.
Daily Reporter - Dr. Robana will give a presentation at a conference on information systems this summer in Tunis, Tunisia. He will speak about AU's Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)
Son Jeff was cited at Chief's dinner for volunteering for his immense contibutions to the Fire Dept and EMT.
Daughter Stacy is among 100 candidates for a bachelor of fine arts degree from the school of Art and Design.
Daughter Elizabeth is one of the first recipients of the Marlin Miller Outstanding Senior Awards.
Dr. Saha wrote an article along with his wife on Conflicts of Values and Biodefense Measures - The Fine Line Between Ensuring Homeland Security and Alienating Our Scientific Community.
Received presidential award.
Honored in a White House ceremony as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards. the nation's highest honor for professionals at the outset of their independent research careers.
Dr. Holtzapple, assistant professor of physics, has been awarded a $417,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
One of four students from AU recieves SUNY Chancellors Awards for Excellence. 2002 graduate.
Article in The Evening Tribune - AU appoints new enrollment Vice President.
1934
Mrs. Greenstein notes on survey returned that her husband, Louis Greenstein, '34 graduated 70 years ago and it would be nice if he was acknowledged of same. He's been in a nursing home for the past years with Parkinson Disease. He now has two great-grandchildren. Irene Greenstein
1948
Edwin published a book called The Unheralded: Men and Women of the Berlin Blockade and Airlift.
1952
Article with the headline "Bob Fluhr helps blind see world anew."
Val is a juror for the National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition Foundation Inc.
Val's 35-piece functional pottery exhibiit will be on display in Musselman Library at Gettysburg College.
1953
There was an article in the Island Packet newspaper titled "Laid-Back approach has haelped veteran handle life's challenges."
1954
Dr. Carleton Moore delivered a lecture entitled "The Chemistry of Meteorites: Messengers from Time and Space" at Nevins Theater.
Dr. Marlin Miller, Jr. '54 has agreed to build a 500 seat proscenium theater at AU.
1955
Pat Gadek Miller is my name and no one from the old class remembers me...knew more people in class of 1956 because I transferred in my sophomore year so I have no idea where to put any news of me. Well, I am still alive, living in western Michigan (Grand Haven) and would be happy to hear from any one in either class. You can claim anything cause I think our memory is getting bad at this stage. best, pat miller
1956
AU Press Releases: Article on best-selling international spy writer helps student from Chechnya, Akhdan Susarov, attend Alfred University.
1958
Samuel expects to teach as a visiting professor in Japan after 28 years of working at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Article with headline that read "Rose honors retiring Hulbert"
1959
Article in Burrelle's regarding Barbara Nechis to Present Watercolor Master Class at CMCA (Center for Maine Contemporary Art)
1961
Gary wrote an article on History; Review of new books .
1964
I am retired from the NYS Dept. of Health after 32 years in Social Services - most of them in the Medicaid program. I'm living in the house (a timber frame) that I designed and built myself 14 years ago, and working part-time as a counselor at a local domestic violence shelter. My 120 lb. Anatolian Shepherd is a therapy dog and ofter comes to work with me. The rest of the time is divided among a variety of craft pursuits, my friends, and my 5 grandchildren. Eldest daughter, Laura, is a physician in Dover, DE and has four children ranging in age from 1-13. Youngest daughter, Liza, works for a hardware distributor, has a 9-yr-old son and lives nearby in Troy, NY. Life is good!
1965
Article "Two AU grads win Supreme Court cases."
Article "Two AU grads win Supreme Court cases."
1966
Ray Johnson to head Presbyterian School in Houston Texas Chronicle.
1967
Ed Greene, president and ceo of Carl Zeiss Optical Inc will serve a 2 year term on the board of Prevent Blindness America.
Charles and wife Marian celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on 4/13/04.
1969
Boyds Bears Country was featured in The Leader as a place to spend your Saturday.
1974
Licio was hired in 1978 at the School of Ceramic Engineering and Materials Science as a technical specialist/adjunct instructor. He was appointed safety director of the College in 1993. In 1997, he joined the New York State Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT) as technical assistant to the director. In 2000, he was promoted to Assistant Director of the CACT Center.
1976
Married life partner Sharon Marcantonio (massage therapist). Garden party/luau planned for Sat. June 12th - all friends invited. Continuing to teach peace & humanize the CT prison/jail system in his 18th year as Director of Volunteer & Recreation Services. Maintaining residences in Haddow Neck, CT, Block Is, RI and Maui, HI.
1977
HSBC North America Holdings Inc., announced the appointment of David as senior executive vice president, chief risk officer.
I miss Alfred U on days of winter, not really. Still living in Colorado, and miss all my buddies from the good old days. Cindy and I have two children in college, and one remaining in high school. I still sell manufactured sheetmetal components for the telecom, and my wife Cindy works for the medical industry. I wish all the classmates of "77 and beyond the greatest years and look forward to our next reunion. Joe Hughes '77
1979
Tom is the General Manager of Corning's diesel technologies business.
1980
Angela has recently joined the HomeCare & Hospice's advisory council.
1982
Kevin has become a member of Malta's Sunrse Rotarians.
Doug has a ceramics exhibit at the Firehouse Art Center. It is titled "Around the House"
Margaret has been hired as the new director of the Joanne Waxman Library at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art.
Noreen was chosen as Teacher of the Year at Belmont Central School
Rick has been named the head football coach at Pembroke Academy.
1984
Adam was appointed to the position of Vice President, Operations at Cabot Microelectronics Corp.
Lou is meeting with the Trumansburg district to be considered for the principal position they have available.
1986
Bill's #37 jersey will be retired at Roanole College. Bill was a head coach and three-time All American goalie.
Robin has served Alfred University for ten years.
1988
Debbie wrote an article in the Bradofrd Era called "Nursing's wonders and challenges" in celebration of National Nurses Week. She serves in Sr Administration at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Christopher will be the new principal at Southside High School in Jamestown, NY, beginning July 1.
Dr. & Mrs. Steven Lipman (Hilary Birnbaum '88) welcomed our first child onathan Seth on September 10th, 2003.
Ann Wood, Vice President of Operations at IEC Electronics Corporation was elected Corporate Officer.
Tom Gardner and wife Martha Whitehouse own and operate the West End Gallary in Corning, NY. She has exhibited extensively in the United States and in Saudi Arabia and has received numerous awards for her art work.
1989
Preston has served Alfred University for five years.
Rick has served Alfred University for 20 years.
1990
Cindy was a candidate for the 2004 Educator of the Year from Scio Central School.
1991
Bruce is head of the ceramics program at Peters Valley Craft Education Center in Layton.
Tierney, a native and current resident of Cortland was named secretary for the Cortland Memorial Foundation Board of Directors.
Laurie was the speaker for the Bergren Forum. Her title was "Questioning the Status Quo: Alfred University in the 1960s."
Michele has served Alfred University for five years.
Christopher is the new football coach for Seton Hill University. They are currently starting a football program at the University.
1992
Paul is the newly-installed Pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church in Bedford Hills.
Article " The Redeeming Brass" will perform concert Sunday at Athens Methodist. Joyleen plays the French Horn.
1993
Paul, a Homer High School Art teacher, is training a groop of students how to fire a Civil War cannon for a Memorial Day celebration.
Linda has had her work shown at Clark Gallery, New Art Center in Newton, and Guilford Handcraft Center.
Dan Napolitano, '93 and Patricia Debertolis, '95 have a new daughter named Ella Ann Napolitano who was born on 04/13/2004 at 11:17PM. She weighs 7 lbs., 6 oz. and is 20" in length.
May 10, 2004 - Anthony W. DiGaudio was appointed Vice President of Quality for Park Electrochemical Corp in Lake Success, NY.
1994
Karen has served Alfred University for 15 years.
Steven has a showing of his work, and his mothers, at the Faribault Art Center gallery.
Dorene presents "Out of the Ordinary" in a show at the Earlville Opera House Art Gallary exhibit.
Krista Grecco stated "My sculptures are souvenirs of life, a push and pull between good times and real times, nostalgia and truth. I want the viewers to see beyond the rosy-cheeked past we choose to remeber and uncover the nicks and scratches, the scars of time hiding under the surgery surface."
1995
Dr. Shane Pitkin was hired at Palio Communications as a Medical Writer.
1996
Theresa has served Alfred University for ten years.
1997
Anna has served Alfred University for five years.
Exhibit will be on display on June 12, 2004 at the Galesburg Art Center. His exhibit called "Study of Flight," is descirbed "as attempt to embody the idea of integration between art and life."
Bruce has worked as a studio potter for 10 years. Recently participated in a pottery exhibition at the Southern Pottery Workcenter and Gallary in Columbia, South Carolina.
There was an article in the Berlin, NJ weekly with the headline "Sculptor Was "Perfect Choice".
My husband, RJ, and I are happy to announce the birth of our son, Liam James, on May 27, 2004. Liam was born at 5:01 AM and weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. Please include this information in the next addition of the Alfred Class Notes Newsletter. Sincerely, Melissa (Mooney) Tamayo '97
1998
Sean has been named account coordinator at Palio Communications located in Saratoga Springs, NY.
1999
According to an article in the Helena Independent Record Albion will have his farewell exhibit in May at the Bray. He plans to go to the University of Massachusetts where he recently accepted a job as the studio manager in the ceramic department.
2000
Cindy has served AU for 15 years. She is currently an administrative assisant, business office.
2001
Jane has served Alfred University for 15 years.
Gordon has served Alfred University for 20 years.
Tammy has served AU for 15 years. She is currently an administrative assistant, School of Art & Design.
Greg is running for a five year seat on Hornell School Board
Christopher and his step father are the owners of Fat Bob's Smoke House in Buffalo.
Lana Meissner named to Alfred Twenty First Century Group (A21CG) Board.
2002
Michele was named 2004 Camp Director for the second year for The Jewish Community Center of Fulton County. The camp is located at Paradise Point in Mayfield on the Great Sacandaga.
Article in The Evening Tribune "AU's Corman survives heat, busing mix-up at Boston Marathon.
One of four students to receive SUNY Chancellors Awards for Excellence.
2003
One of four students to receive SUNY Chancellors Awards for Excellence.
One of four students to receive SUNY Chancellors Awards for Excellence.
Amy has been named to the spring dean's list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, MI
Gerald Brody will be leaving AU to accept a job at Southwest University in Texas.
Gerald has served Alfred University for ten years.
Megan's photography is on exhibit at her alma mater, Mount Greylock Regional High School.
Richard has served Alfred University for five years.
Sebastian had an article published in the Democrat and Chronicle about how so many people are leaving the area to find jobs.
2004
Dennis has served Alfred University for five years.
One of the first recipients to receive the Marlin Miller Outstanding Senior Award.
Article in the Alfred Sun on 6/17/04 - AU's David Vail named Lacrosse All-American.
2008
Brad Bowden and Wes Bentz sponsor a blood drive four times a year at the Campus Center with help of student organizations on campus.
2009
Marty has served AU for five years. She is currently office assistant/bookkeeper.
2010
Linda has served AU for 25 years. She is currently a secretary, School of Art & Design.
Births
Brian Hauer '92 and Suzanne Hauer, a daughter, Lily Hope Hauer, born 12/11/2003
Dan Napolitano, '93 and Patricia Debertolis, '95 have a new daughter named Ella Ann Napolitano, born 04/13/2004 at 11:17PM. She weighs 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and is 20 inches in length.
Deaths - Alumni
Fred's daughter Alison died on August 2, 2003.
Marriages
Sara Schulman Kloor '93 married Howard Kloor on April 18th, 2004 in Hillsboro Beach, FL.
Daniel Schmeidler married Rachel Meredith Schwartz November 30, 2003.
Daniel R.Solloway '96 and Kristen Elizabeth Platt were married on May 3, 2004.