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AU professor awarded $3,500 grant - Dr. Saha, professor of biomedical materials and engineering science at AU School of Engineering, has been awarded a grant of $3,500 from the State University of NY for organizing the Third International Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering, to be held on the AU campus from June 4-6 2005.
Article "The Rise of the Grands Ensembles: Government, Business, and Housing in Postwar France" W. Brian Newsome is an assistant professor of history at AU. A previous version of this article was presented at the 2003 meeting of the Southern Historical Association.
An Alfred university professor and his family, on vacation in Sri Lanka when the tsunami waves inundated the country, are safe and came home this past weekend. (1/9/05)
Carla Coch has written a book, entitled Dao yu Qi ~ Spirit & Vessel, which is the exhibition catalogue for the show of the same name that she curated at Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute (JCI) this past fall. The book tells the story of a renowned porcelain artist from Jingdezhen, China, named Shi Yuren (1928-1996) and features the work of seven living master artists among his first generation of students.
Alfred University President Dr. Charles M. Edmondson has been elected president of the Empire 8 athletic conference. "The Empire 8 exemplifies the ideal that athletic competition and sportsmanship enhance the collegiate experience of young people. I am honored to serve as president of such a conference."
Former AU professor Joe Gow assumed the position of Provost and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Nebraska Wesleyan University on July 1, 2004.
Three Colgate professors who joined forces to study the impact of acid precipitation on the Adirondack Mountains have won a nearly $1 million grant, the largest research grant ever awarded to the university. The professors -- Tim McCay, Randy Fuller, and Rich April -- also are working with AU professor Michele Hluchy. The team recently received a four year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $975,807 to complete the study. The NSF Cross disciplinary Research at Undergraduate Institutions (C-RUI) award is the largest research grant ever won by Colgate. McCay, assistant professor of biology; Fuller, professor of biology; April, Dunham Beldon Jr. Professor of geology and natural sciences; and Hluchy, professor of geology/environmental studies at Alfred, will study how the loss of calcium from soil and water affects Adirondack forests, watersheds, and wildlife.
Kent Swanson is looking forward to his new job as director of Gallery One, a nonprofit community art gallery in downtown Ellensburg. Prior to applying for the position, Swanson taught ceramics courses at the gallery. He moved to Ellensburg in 2003 when his wife, Lene Pedersen, took a position at Central Washington University to teach anthropology. Swanson's background is an eclectic one. He started out as a scientist, conducting polar research in Greenland and Antarctica for the National Science Foundation. After 15 years with the foundation, he decided he wanted a life in the US, he said. He began a job at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks and on his free time, he worked with clay. Eventually he went back to school and attained a master's degree in fine arts from Ohio University. His emphasis was on the study of ceramics. He later went to AU in Alfred, NY where he was an adjunct professor in the school of art and design. While at the school, he was also the associate director of the organization, Whiteware Research Center, which focuses on the research of ceramic processing. He stayed at Whiteware until he moved to Eleensburg. He's also had his own ceramics shows nationally and internationally. His Ellensburg home has a studio and he plans to continue his art.
Dr. Robert Myers, professor of anthropology at AU, will give a speech on metaphors, titled "Gunspeak". Myers, whose essays have appeared in publications such as USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor and the Providence Rhode Island Journal, frequently writes on popular culture and language.
Dr. Goldstein, who holds the Fierer Chair of Biomaterials Engineering in the School of Engineering at AU has been appointed to National Research Council to a committee that will conduct an evaluation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative.
Regarding a Book "Best Technology Practices in Higher Education" written edited by Les Lloyd. Through a series of case studies, the book demonstrates how technology is being used in a wide range of effective and creative ways by teachers, administrators, and IT professionals. Charles Edmondson states "This book distills the strategic lessons of IT of the past decade and presents them in a manner useful to everyone from senior administrators to technical staff. It will make the hard decisions about IT investments easier for everyone. A fine job of selection and editing."
2005/01/06 article in The Alfred Sun - A select group pf America's teachers are being honored by their toughest critics - their former students - in the eighth edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Sharon has been selected as one of the teachers'.
2005/01/06 article in The Alfred Sun - A select group pf America's teachers are being honored by their toughest critics - their former students - in the eighth edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Vicki has been selected as one of the teachers'.
2005/01/06 article in The Alfred Sun - A select group pf America's teachers are being honored by their toughest critics - their former students - in the eighth edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. George has been selected as one of the teachers'.
2005/01/06 article in The Alfred Sun - A select group pf America's teachers are being honored by their toughest critics - their former students - in the eighth edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Robert has been selected as one of the teachers'.
2005/01/06 article in The Alfred Sun - A select group pf America's teachers are being honored by their toughest critics - their former students - in the eighth edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Abderrahman has been selected as one of the teachers'.
2005/01/06 article in The Alfred Sun - A select group pf America's teachers are being honored by their toughest critics - their former students - in the eighth edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. M. Claret has been selected as one of the teachers'.
2005/01/06 article in The Alfred Sun - A select group pf America's teachers are being honored by their toughest critics - their former students - in the eighth edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Amy has been selected as one of the teachers'.
"Making Movies" - The second installment of "Making Movies," a five part independent film and video series, features the work of Peer Bode, a professor of media arts at AU.
1937
My oldest great-granddaughter, Amanda Lippincott, is graduating this year - I graduated with Class of 1937. Ellen Sherwood McDowell Oliver
1938
From Rich Simington: "Margaret Winfield Chevalier's dad was a skilled woodworker. He made a grandfather clock and tables, and gorgeous cabinets. Margaret watched him, and over the years she has created a second generation of treasures including an untold number of clocks; a handcrafted, oversized dollhouse; paintings; carved frames for historic family photos; and art creations too numerous to list. Margaret continues to live in Fort Myers, FL.
1949
"If you came to Alfred before 1950 there's a good chance you visited with our admissions officer, Miss Flowers," says Rich. "She sat at her desk on campus and waited for prospective students to find her. Three times a year she arranged to set up a desk in the New York City area and wait there for prospective students to find her. That's how it was when William O'Connor came to Alfred. Then, staying on for a graduate degree, Bill had a new-fangled idea. And he wrote about it in his Alfred master's thesis. Why not go to high schools where there were lots of prospective students and talk to them about Alfred? While there he could tell the principal and other school officials about Alfred. At this time, such a strategy was revolutionary, but Alfred hired Bill to do it. And just in case others got the same idea, he added one more angle. He flew his small plane to the high schools and landed on their lawns. Then, before he talked to students, he gave a plane ride to any school official who wanted one. And that's how Alfred entered the modern age of student recruitment. Today Bill and his wife, Phyllis, live in Tallahassee, FL."
1950
Herbert, whose pioneering work made bloodstain pattern interpretation an integral part of criminal investigation, will be honored Jan 29 by the University of Rhode Island Alumni Association. MacDonell, 76, of South Corning will receive the organization's award for professional achievement, one of eight achievement awards to be presented at the ceremony. It will include the establishment of a $1,000 scholarship in his name.
1958
Ceramic artist Ken Ferguson, who served as director, board member and instructor at the Archie Bray Foundation. Born Elwood, Indiana in 1928. He studied at the American Academy of Art, Chicago and at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, where he received his BFA, in 1952. In 1954 he was awarded his MFA from AU, NY. He has taught at various institutions, including Carnegie Institute, AU, and the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana. From 1964 he has headed the ceramics department of the Kansas City Art Institute becoming professor emeritus of ceramics in 1996. under Ferguson's influence KCAI has become one of the most important ceramis schools in the country.
1961
Just became an ordained Catholic deacon per phonathon caller
After nearing four decades of immense effort on his part, Joel, the high-tech ceramics maker he founded --- Ceradyne of Costa Mesa -- has essentially made it to the big leagues. (Article in file)
1966
Andy Gellady & Judy Pollack are still together now more than 40 years - 37 years plus as husband and wife. Andy is a pediatrician in New Port Richey, FL. Judy manages household & office finances. They have 3 married daughters & they're expecting their 4th grandchild in March.
1967
TNX Television Holdings announced 12/20/04 that it has appointed Peter Cuneo as its Vice Chairman. The appoinment is effective immediately. Mr. Cuneo was the President and CEO of Marvel Enterprises, Inc. where he led a previously bankrupt company to a prominent postiton in the entertainment industry. Currently, he is the Vice Chairman of Marvel. In his new role, Mr. Cuneo is expected to draw upon a wealth of experience in building leading consumer and entertainment brands.
1970
2005/01/06 article in The Alfred Sun - A select group pf America's teachers are being honored by their toughest critics - their former students - in the eighth edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Becky has been selected as one of the teachers'.
1972
"Sanico grows through acquisitions." The 21 year old company has made three acquisitions since 2000. The deals have helped Sanico to triple its number of employees from 10 to 30, and increase sales, three or fourfold, says Michael Peters, chief executive officer, owner, and founder of Sanico, In 2000, Samico, bought two small firms in the Binghamton area - Unisource and Sanitary Maintenance Supply, a division of Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc. Sanico's most recent purchase was last October when it bought Leo Leviton Co., Inc. - a 50 year old, North Syracuse, company that sold janitorial and cleaning supplies.
1973
Joanne continues to work as a school psychologist in the Rochester City School District and looks forward to retirement on Hilton Head Island in the next 2 years. Her husband, Kevin, is also a psychologist in Rochester. They have 2 children and one grandchild.
Christine Reinhart Hoek has been named deputy director for external affairs at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, where she will direct the institute's development, communications and membership departments. Prior to taking the Clark post Christine was vice president for advancement at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, VA, where she oversaw a $500 million fund-raising campaign. From 1988-1998 she was vice president for development and alumni affairs at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she served as a member of the president's staff and guided the college through two fund-raising campaigns. Before moving to Saratoga she worked at AU for 10 years, serving in various capacities in the admissions and alumni offices. Alfred named her a Young Alumna of Distinction in 1992. Christine and her husband, Jon Hoek '72, have two children. 04/13/2007 10:58:45 AM MaryS
Anahid Kavookjion Vrana has opened an Art Consulting Firm started in 2002. Company is Art and Placement deals with all aspects of Art Acquistions and Sales. www.artandplacement.com
Cathy Wood has been promoted to Client Fulfillment Manager at The Strebel Planning Group. She will be responsible for the technical aspects of each account by guaranteeing vendors meet rigid standards for performance, and ensuring client expectations are exceeded. Wood has an associates degree in business administration from Tompkins Cortland Community College, a bachelors degree in education from AU and a masters in education from Cortland State. She is currently pursuing a Certified Para Planner certification through the College of Financial Planning.
1974
Article "A recent court case is shedding new light on both the myths and realities regarding cobale and other ceramic raw materials."
ACUPUNCTURE Bruce P. Ladd, MA.O.M., L.A.C. Education: Pre-Med: University of North Carolina, Ashville, NC Alfred University, Alfred, NY Med School: International Institute of Chinese Medicine, Santa Fe, N.M Internship: Traditional Chinese Medical Clinic, Albuquerque, N.M. Office: Accupuncture and Herbal Center of Brevard 656 Country Club Rd. Brevard, NC 28712 Phone: 828-877-5797 Board Certified: Accupuncture Applied Kinesiology (Copy of his business card)
1975
Katherine, professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University, Evanston ILL recently was awarded the Charles L. Hosler Alumni Scholarship Medal by The PA State University. The award recognizes alumni of the College of Earth & Mineral Sciences who have made outstanding contributions to the development of science through research, teaching or administrative leadership. Faber earned her BS at AU, MS at Penn State and PhD at the University of California at Berkley. She was a member of The Ohio State University faculty prior to joining Northwestern, where she has served as associate dean for graduate studies and research, and head of the Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering. Faber is President - elect and a Fellow ACerS, past president of the Ceramic Educational Council, and a member of the Basic Science Division and NICE.
1976
Don Schreeck was recently promoted to a Senior Vice President within the Network Engineering department at Citigroup. This is part of the Information Technology division, within one of the world's largest financial services companies, and is currently located in the New York City metro area. This past April, Don was also elected as Chief of the Suffern Volunteer Fire Department, located in his home town of Suffern, New York. A member of the fire department for 26 years, he had been deputy chief and battalion chief for the last 5 years. The department has 105 members, and serves a community of 12,000 residents.
Engaged - marrying at the end of 2005 per phonathon
Houlihan/Lawrence, the largest independent residential real estate firm in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, welcomes Andrew M. Silfen of Bedford Village to its White Plains office as a licensed sales associate. Mr. Silfen brings more than 30 years' experience as a financial services sales executive, enttrpreneur, and business executive. While attending AU in Alfred, NY, where he earned a BA degree, he studied business and psychology. After graduating from college, Mr. Silfen worked at two financial services companies - first at Rosenthal & Company, a commodity trading firm on Wall Street, and then at Bache Halsey Stuart Shields, a stock brokerage firm in White Plains. Throughout his career, Mr. Silfen has also managed and owned Industrial Chemical Division, a janitorial supply company originally based in Mount Vernon, where he was responsible for managing as many as 20 employees. Mr. Silfen is a native of Westchester and has a working knowledge of the county;s residential and commercial real estate markets. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, New York Association of Realtors, and the Westchester County Board of Relators. Mr. Silfen ranks his love for dealing with people at the very top of his list of hobbies that also includes golf, skiing, and cooking. He has also coached youth soccer in Bedford, where he and his family have lived for the past 16 years. His wife Beth has been a Houlihan/Lawrence sales associate for nine years and is assigned to the Bedford office. They have 2 sons - Lee, a freshman at the University of Rhode Island, and Dean, a high school freshman at the Fox Lane High School in Bedford.
1977
George Jevremovic didn't set out to become the savior of the Oriental rug trade. He wanted to be a writer until he followed his college girlfriend to her native Turkey in 1979, caught what he calls "the rug Bug" and began scouring for Oriental rugs to sell to dealers and collectors. When the Jevremovics, who met as students at Alfred University in New York State and have an 18 year old son, launched their venture in Turkey, no infrastructure for large-scale rugmaking existed. So they started from scratch, from persuading skeptical provincial governors to let them set up weaving studios in empty public buildings, to constructing looms big enough for the room-size rugs favored by Europeans and Americans. Woven Legends rugs represent the history of Oriental rugs for the last 300 years,' says interior designer Pamela Hughes, who has commissioned 500 custom rugs from Woven Legends for a luxury resort.
Charles M. Baughn - Executive Vice President - Officer responsible for raising, placing and managing equity and debt for Hines projects. Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts - NYS College of Ceramics of Alfred University, 1977 Master of Business Administration University of Colorado, 1981 Career Highlights: Officer responsible for the development of over 850,000 square feet of commercial property in Greater Phoenix. Responsible for the renovation of the 1.4 million-square-foot Houston Industries Plaza project, in Houston. Responsible for the renovation of the 2.2 million-square-foot One and Two Shell Plaza buildings, in Houston. Responsible for the development of the University of Houston's 220,000-square-foot athletic/alumni facility, and 125,000-square-foot music building. Responsible for the development of the 190,000-square-foot Two Park Square, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1978
The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) has named Lynn O'Connor Vos, President and Chief Executive Officer of Grey Healthcare Group, Inc., as the 2005 HBA Woman of the Year (WOTY). Vos, a member of the current HBA board of Directors, also has been a member of the association's Advisory Board. She is one of the highest ranking women in the service sector and the first to be named an HBA WOTY from the service side since 1997.
Nancy L. Falk, a doctoral candidate in George Mason's College of Nursing and Health Science (CNHS), began working last September at the office of US Sen Jeff Bingaman (D-N.Mex.) as the John Heinz Senate Fellow for 2004-05. As part of her everyday responsibilities, Falk researches and develops policy positions or recommendations on a variety of legislative and nonlegislative issues concerning health and aging, meets with advocacy groups, prepares materials for debate on the Senate floor, and builds support for legislation on health and aging sponsored by Bingaman. She is interested in analyzing potential solutions that will ensure that the US maintains a workforce of health professionals that are capable of meeting the needs of society, particularly as large segments of the population advance in age. During her fellowship, Falk will also travel to New Mexico, where she will meet with key aging and health professionals to learn more about the challenges Bingaman's constituency currently faces in regard to health and aging issues. As for her goals for the future, Falk, who received a BS in Nursing from AU and an MBA from the University at Buffalo-State University of New York, says, "My primary career objective is to be an effective professional with a strong and inegrated working knowledge of the research, practice, and policy arms of the aging community. The George Mason academic experience will provide a solid foundation upon which to reach these goals. The Heinz fellowship will provide me with a greater understanding of the role of public policy, which will enable me to do my small part in making life better for aging adults and their families, at the local, state, national, and possibly international levels."
1979
Dawn Pavlina Murphy wrote she is currently working at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia as an Oncology Nurse Practitioner. She has been married (19 years) to Kevin (not Alumni) and have two children, Erin (18) and Connor (14). I currently live in Cherry Hill, NJ>
Dawn Pavlinda Murphy wrote she is currently working at the University of Pennsylvania in Phiadelphia as an Oncology Nurse Practioner. She has been married (19 years to Kevin (not alumni) and has two children, Erin (18) and Connor (14). She currently lives in Cherry Hill, NJ. Recently had a conversation with Andy Levine... It had been years since we talked and we had a great time catching up. We both would like to hear from Ken and Kathy Strickland, Karen Whitehorn and the rest of the crew...Mike Anderson where are you??? I started a new job in May working for Congressman John McHugh (NY23rd) in his District office here in Watertown...finally my Politacal Science degree is being put to good use! Would really like to hear from more of our class for the next issue. Drop me an e-mail right now while you are thinking about it!! Kate Wehrle kwehrle@twcny.rr.com
1980
I recently had the good fortune of marrying Carrie Sacco on January 22, 2005. Our sons Stewart and Spencer Scannell and Tai Hammarlof were among our huge family attending. Heavy sweaters and crosscountry skiing were the order of the day which brought near blizzard snow to the Bershires in Massachusetts. We'll take a ski trip to Utah when the boys have school break. Otherwise life is stable-playing with tractors, cutting wood, raising our chickens, gardening, running a dental practice and serving as a Boy Scout leader. Hope everyone is well. Steve
CA Lottery Teacher of the Year 2004
1981
Marguerite (DeSalvio) Chayka ('81 '85 ')is in her 6th year teaching high school physics and chemistry. Paul Chayka (81', 85') is in the 5th year of his consulting business providing precursor expertise and equipment design for chemical vapor deposition. They have 12 and 16 year old boys and live in New Milford, CT.
Marquerite (DeSalvio) Chayka (81', 85') is in her 6th year teaching high school physics and chemistry. Paul Chayka (81, 83) is in the 5th year of his consulting business providing precursor expertise and equipment design for chemical vapor deposition. They have 12 and 16 year old boys and live in New Milford, CT.
1984
A world-famous collection of prints of moths has landed at Wassenberg Art Center in Van Wert. Scheer and colleague Mark Klingensmith, have cataloged and identified more than 15,000 specimens representing more than 1,000 species from Allegany County, NY alone.
"Rochester man studies UFO's with a historian's tools" Richard Dolan is a historian and researcher by trade. He has never had any interest in science fiction. If extraterrestrials have visited Earth, Dolan doesn't claim to know where they've come from or what they want. He does believe, though, that the subject is worthy of inquiry. Dolan, a Brooklyn native, earned a history degree for AU, studied at Oxford University, and then studied American Cold War diplomacy at the University of Rochester in the 1990's, He earned a master's degree in history. He now runs his own professional resume writing service. His passion however is researching and writing about UFO's
1986
Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace has been elected to serve in the top post representing all sheriffs in the state.
Gary has worked for United Technologies Corporation UTC since 1986, including 10 years at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford Conn, four years at Pratt & Whitney in West Palm Beach, FLA., and four years at the United Technologies Research Center. He has published over 30 papers and has multiple patents. Gary has been a session chair for Turbo Expo for five years. Prior to taking office as chair of Ceramics Committee, he served as committee secretary for two years and committee vice chair for two years. Gary's favorite leisure time activities include sports, travel, games and anything with his kids.
1987
Just wanted to say hello and update what I have been doing. I had been working as the General Manager and Quality Assurance Officer for a small environmental laboratory the past four years and have recently accepted the position of Assistant Director of Emergency Services for Allegany County. I am also going to continue working as an indepentdent Environmental Consultant. I still live in the Alfred area with my four dogs, 2 cats, 2 ferrets, a bird and a prairie dog. Michael Barney mikebar7@hotmail.com
1988
I've been here since graduating in '88 and love it. I'm a Technical Program Manager for StatsChipPAC, a semiconductor assembly and test company with facilities throughout Asia, so I travel there frequently. A pleasant surprise happened last weekend while mountain biking close to my house. I ran into Clive Hendricks as he was hiking with his 2 children. Last I heard in an '04 AU People was he was deceased - but low and behold, he was there in real life. He said the death announcement was a mistake and he's very much alive. He moved to AZ only a few weeks ago and now we look forward to keeping in touch. If anyone gets out this way, feel free to look my wife and I up and give a call so we can get together. Hope all going well back in NY and when the snow and cold is too much, Arizona is a sunshine haven. Best Regards, Jay Balducci suprajayaz@aol.com
2 children; sons Garrett (12) and Connor (8). She works at Rochester General Hospital in the Women's Care Unit for 17 years. She has been married for 15 years.
Featured Techer article - Because of Mrs. Fantaskey's love for children and nursing, the 1988/1989 school year would become the year Coudersport Area School District gained one of its most influential faculty members.
1989
Artist Dave Poulin and Ridgway students sculpt a future bronze statue. Poulin is teaching at Ridway Elementary students about sculpture and more through a residency offered by cooperative efforts of the Elk County Council on the Arts, the Arts Council of Erie, and the PA Council of Arts.
1991
Hi all, Just wanted to let people know who have heard, I am doing great and back to work, mainly full time with lots of Doc appointments. I am so glad to be done with Chemo and the Bi-lateral Mastectomy. Still more to come but it is all totally do-able. Check out my website for more info. http://home.earthlink.net/~eaBolden Take care and thanks for the support1 Lizz Elizabeth Bolden eabolden@earthlink.net
1992
-- Hi there, Please update for your newsletter, thanks. It should read: " Joseph Rozewski, '92 and his wife Jan Vanstavern are celebrating the arrival of their daughter, Zoe Jainwen Rozewski, from China. Joe is presently teaching Sculpture and Ceramics at Irvington High School, an arts magnet in Fremont Ca. Joe lives in Oakland Ca." thanks a million guys JER
1993
Jason, who has worked in various capacities in the Poker Room at the Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Resort and Casine since it opened in 1999, has been named director of poker operations for the resort. He is responsible for all daily operations of the Poker Room and coordinates tournament play and special events such as the FOX Soorts Net live televised poker tournament in July 2004. DiBenedetto joined Turning Stone as a Blackjack dealer in 1994 and was promoted to floor supervisor in 1998. He moved to the Poker Room in 1999 and was named Poker Room manager in 2002. He oversees a staff of 111. He earned a BA degree in Business Administration from Alfred University.
Doug Rudd "93,'94 and Tracy Lazarony-Rudd '93 would like to report the birth of their first child, a boy named Derek Matthew, born Janurary 11,2005.
1994
Laurie (Wurtz) VanOrder, '94 married her husband Rick in 2003 and will be celebrating the first birthday of their son Henry, this April.
1995
Michael Connelly to teach workshop at IS183 - January 10, 2005. Stockbridge - Celebrated ceramic artist Michael Connelly will be offering a workshop at IS183 Art School of the Berkshires on January 29 and 30 from 10 am to 4 pm. This workshop is part of a continuing series that aims to supplement the art school's core classes in ceramic hand building and wheel working techniques with occasional workshops that introduce new and unusual techniques to the local community. The workshop presents an exciting opportunity for artisits with some experience on the wheel to work with one of the most exciting ceramic artists working today. Michael received his MFA from Alfred University. He has taught and presented lectures and workshops at various venues around the country, including classes at Haystack School for Crafts, Archie Bay Foundation, Penland School of Crafts and Appalachian Center for Crafts. He has exhibited extensively throughout the US and his utilitarian pottery is in the permanent collections of the China Yaoware Museum, the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art and Pitzer College. His work can be seen at www.connellpottery.com
1996
Kalamazoo - Sarah Lindley, assistant professor of art at Kalamazoo College, is exhibiting her ceramic sculpture in Galary II of Sangren Hall at Western Michigan University January 6/28. Lindley gives a free, public slide lecture on her own work. The focus of Lindley's work is creating porcelain sculpture that appears to deny the inherently fragile nature of the materialin contrast to the objects they depict. "The gravity and the natural working properties of the material" she says. Originally from Cleveland, Lindley has the BFA degree fro NYS College of Ceramics at AU and an MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle. This past year, her work was at the Fort Wayne Art Museum in Indiana, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin and in a traveling exhibition that visited the University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University and the MAryland State Arts Council.
Article "Jon Cody was named permanent media advisor to Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell Wednesday."
Dawn Marie Drennen, '96 and Bryan Robert Moore were married on July 3, 2004 in Skaneateles, NY.
Maia Ekstrom, '96 is married to Warren Wilson, with one child, Joseph, who was born in 2003.
1997
2005/01/06 article in The Alfred Sun - A select group pf America's teachers are being honored by their toughest critics - their former students - in the eighth edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Anna Maria has been selected as one of the teachers'.
Sculptor and former Fulbright scholar Aaron Quinn Brophy will exhibit his life-sized figurative sculptures for six weeks in the Top of the World Observation level on the 27th floor of Baltimore's World Trade Center. This exhibition was organized by the Baltimore Clay Works in conjunction with the annual conference for the National Council for Education of Ceramic Art. The exhibition will be displayed from February 19 to April 2, 2005. There will be a reception held on the evening of Friday March 18th from 6-9 pm.
1998
Mack, a Rhode Island resident and graduate of AU and the University of Iowa, remebers after graduation she rented studio space for $1.00 a weekend in Beacon in 1998. Today, she doesn't consider her work to be abstract because she reacts to elements in nature such as water and trees and incorporates the textures and patterns. "These have real things happening, " she explained. "Real patterns from frost on windows. I think of them as life paintings. Something's actually happening on the canvas."
Jeff Schmuki, assistant art history and ceramics professor at William Carey College on the Coast of Gulfport, was awarded the 2005-06 Rotary Grant for University Teachers for service in Izmir, Turkey this spring. A graduate of Northern Arizona University and Alfred University, Schmuki plans to teach studio art classes and American art history in Turkey.
1999
Mindy Saddlemire '00 writes: I am currently working at the US Embassy in London. I started working here mid 2004 in between our wedding celebrations. We finally had our wedding ceremonies...July 31, 2004 in Haigerloch, Germany and then a small family brunch on Oct. 2nd in Arlington, VT. They were both wonderful and we feel incredibly blessed that we were able to include our families from both sides of the ocean. At long last, we are now officially Mindy and Oliver S. Wintermantel.
Garth had a one person shop in NYC last month att the Monya Row Gallary. He has also shown at SPACES Gallery in Cleveland. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from AU with full scholarship.
2005/01/06 article in The Alfred Sun - A select group pf America's teachers are being honored by their toughest critics - their former students - in the eighth edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Carol has been selected as one of the teachers'.
Zacherl-Murdock to wed Christina Zacherl and Daniel Murdock TEMPLETON -- Geraldine and Terry Ortz of Templeton, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Christina Noel Zacherl of Clarion to Daniel Ryan Murdock. The future bride also is the daughter of the late Renwick Zacherl. The future groom is the son of Rosi and Dan Murdock of Brookville. The bride-elect is a graduate of Redbank Valley High School and Clarion University. She is a third-grade teacher Clarion Area Elementary School. The future groom is a graduate of Brookville Area High School. He graduated from Lafayette College and Alfred University. He is employed as a teacher at Brookville Area High School. An Oct. 8, 2005, wedding at the Immaculate Conception Church in Brookville is planned.
2000
Getting married in Summer '05
Janis Jakielski, a recent Alfred University graduate, is the Carbondale Clay Center's newest resident artist. She describes her work as "functional, decorative handmade vessels." "There is a really good community of potters around here," said Jakielski, a newlywed who who moved to Carbondale from Connecticut with her husband, Joshua Persky. "I like that the center is community-based and that I work for the community."
Mindy Saddlemire '00 writes: I am currently working at the US Embassy in London. I started working here mid 2004 in between our wedding celebrations. We finally had our wedding ceremonies...July 31st in Haigerloch, Germany and then a small family brunch on Oct. 2nd in Arlington, VT. They were both wonderful and we feel incredibly blessed that we were able to include our families from both sides of the ocean. At long last, we are now officially Mindy and Oliver S. Wintermantel.
Alison Huftalen '00 writes: I am graduating in May with an MA in Art History and Criticism and looking to go to library school and move into Manhattan or more realistically, Queens.
Teresa Elizabeth Wightman and Michael John Cianchetti plan to we August 2005. Teresa is currently employed by M&T Bank as a consumer lending associate.
2001
Alfred hires two police officers. Matt Dodge is an AU graduate who is beginning his career in law enforcement.
2002
2005/01/06 article in The Alfred Sun - A select group pf America's teachers are being honored by their toughest critics - their former students - in the eighth edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Gail has been selected as one of the teachers'.
Lavendar beads - After receiving my BFA in glass blowing and sculpture from Alfred University in New York, I relocated to the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington. While building my hot shop, I experimented with lampworking and taught myself how to make beads. I work on the Island's organic lavendar farm and knew that would inspire my work in some way. Most visitors to the farm don't relaize that lavendar grows in White, green, pink and of course, purple. Andrea Kiernan, Friday Harbor, Washington pelindaba.com/cgi-bin/pelindaba/jewelry.html
From: Foresta Castaneda Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 20:15:52 +0000 To: Subject: Hello and Class Notes Hello, I hope things are going well in Alfred this time of year. Please update my address to the one below, so that I can continue to receive the Alumni Magazine. I would also like to submit the following to the class notes: I moved to Burlington, VT in November to take a job with AmeriCorp* VISTA. As a VISTA I work as the Family Literacy Coordinator for the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program in Colchester, VT. I coordinate family literacy programs, ESL tutors, and provide support to tutors working with the refugee community. I am enjoying Burlington and would love to hear from other Alumni living and working in the Burlington area. My new address is 88 Loomis Street, Burlington, VT 05401 or I can be reached over email at fl_castaneda@hotmail.com . Thanks, Foresta Castaneda Class of 2002
2003
Kelly is a mixed media artist currently living in West Rutland, whose works reflect her views on nature as she sees them in daily walks into the woods and fields surrounding her home. Rather than being paintings of the direct images she sees, her work incorporates actual objects gathered on her walks along with expressions of her feelings about what she sees. Kelly is a graduate of AU, school of art and design. She is currently working on a masters degree from Union Institute and the University of Vermont.
2004
Holly, a senior majoring in glass science engineering at AU School of Engineering, received the John F. McMahon Achievement Award, presented annually to the engineering student who has the most outstanding recommendations as a result of a cooperative work-study experience. Holly, the daughter of Carmine and Bonnie Moschiano of Penn Yan, NY completed her cooperative work-study experience at IBM in Hopewell Junction, NY. Her supervisor at IBM was Dr. Brian Sundloff, an AU alumnus, who wrote that Moschiano "performed above and beyond our expectations, taking on challenging tasks and accomplishing them on time. Her drive and enthusiasm has been contagious."
Victoria is a Garabedian Scholarship recipient for the 2004-05 academic year. Victoria Luke, a senior who is an Honors Program student. She is the daughter of James and Marilyn Luke of Hammond, NY, and is the graduate of Morristown High School. Luke, who also received the scholarship last year, plans to graduate in December with a minor in secondary education. Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation of Fresno, CA The Garabedian Western Humanities Scholarships are to be presented annually to students who have taken at least eight credits beyond their core requirements in the Division of Human Studies (history, philosophy, religious studies or fine arts); have earned at least a "B" in those courses and who have at least a 3.0 gpa overall.. Overall GPA ranging from 3.27 to 3.78
I have recently moved to Worcester, MA for a job at Clark University. I am the Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs. My duties include planning over 50 domestic/international and regional events each year; coordinating the Clark Regional Communities (11 US/2 International); manage the Clark Alumni websites. I miss Alfred, and am staying in touch with 20 or so of my class mates! LaDona Lanphere 1112@alfredalum.com
Kyle A. Gilbert, class of 2004, is currently enrolled a the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester, pursuing his MBA degree.
Births
Born to Laurie O'Sullivan and Edward Cama, a son, Joseph Francis Cama on January 24, 2004.
Ellen Shindelman Kowitt '90, and her husband, Shai Kowitt, had a daughter, Cameron Brianne Kowitt, on August 12, 2004 in Denver, Colorado.
Brendan Edward Heller born 12/14/04 Jordan Elizabeth Heller born 01/04/00
Doug Rudd "93,'94 and Tracy Lazarony-Rudd '93 report the birth of their first child, a boy named Derek Matthew, born January 11, 2005.
Engagements
Kenny McGee will be marrying Sara Hammond on April 9, 2005
Kelaine Y. McGrath '04 was engaged in Auguest 2004 and wedding is scheduled for June 2005
Marriages
Brenda Ecklund, '84, married Gregory Stolarski on May 15, 2004.
Jeffrey Brinkerhoff, '91 and Wendy Lynn Glimpse were married on October 16, 2004 at Fleming Federated Church in Fleming, New York.
Annemarie M. McGuire was recently married to Matthew J. McGarry on January 15, 2005.
Zachary Grice, '98 and Laura Gregory were married on May 30, 2004 at St. Thomas More Church in Allentown, PA.
Joshua J. Wexler, '00 and Amy Laurence, '01 were married on July 31, 2004.
Laura Dagon, '99 and Dr. Pasquale Picco, both of Hornell, were married on March 20th, 2004 at St. Ann's Church in Hornell, NY.
Last summer on July 18, 2004, Jay Spike '02 and Jessica Dobrowolski '00 wedded in Phiadelphia at Glen Foerd on the Delaware Historic Riverfront Estate (Glen Foerd Mansion). AUers present were Sean Senhouse '01, Aminah Brelvi '02, Melodie Schmitt '04, Thomas Rogers '02, Robert Schaut '02, Jill Petrush '03, Judy Tsang '02 Adam Carberry '02, Erika Elbeck '00, Jennifer Smith '00.
This is Gennie Gilliland class of 2002. I wanted to give AU an update on my news. I am going to be married to Andrew Bartholomew class of 2000 on April 23, 2005. Currently, I am a fifth grade teacher in Auburn. Andy is a real estate agent. We currently live in Auburn, where we also own rental property. If people would like to get in touch with me, they can email me at gillilgs@hotmail.com Thank you, Gennie
Ryan Lee Hunt '01 and Emily Cathleen Brown were married on August 28th, 2004 at the Woodcrest Golf Course in Chittenango, NY
James Feldbauer '01 and Nicole Bell, '03 were married on Nov 6, 2004
Bridgette Henne '02 married Harold Preston '01 on February 19, 2005.
Carolyn M. Corrado, 02' and Christian Jason Maier, 02' were married on Janurary 6, 2005 at the Hanalei Bay Beach Resort in Kauai, Hawaii.
Carolyn M. Corrado, 02, and Christian J. Maier, 02 were married on January 6, 2005 at the Hanalei Bay Beach Resort in Kauai, Hawaii.
Bridgette Henne '02 married Harold Preston '01 on February 19, 2005.
Last summer on July 18, 2004, Jay Spike '02 and Jessica Dobrowolski '00 wedded in Philadelphia at Glen Foerd on the Delaware Historic Riverfront Estate (Glen Foerd Mansion). AUers present were Sean Senhouse '01, Aminah Brelvi '02, Melodie Schmitt '04, Thomas Rogers '02, Robert Schaut '02, Jill Petrush '03, Judy Tsang '02, Adam Carberry '02, Erika Elbeck '00 Jennifer Smith '00.
This is Gennie Gilliland class of 2002. I wanted to give AU an update on my news. I am going to be married to Andrew Bartholomew class of 2000 on April 23, 2005. Currently, I am a fifth grade teacher in Auburn. Andy is a real estate agent. We currently live in Auburn, where we also own rental property. If people would like to get in touch with me, they can email me at gillilgs@hotmail.com Thank you, Gennie
James Feldbauer, '01 and Nicole Bell, '03 were married on November 6, 2004.