Former Faculty and Staff
C. Ann (Miller) Rasbeck '48 had some of her written stories published in collaboration with a small group in Seven Women – Seven Lives.
Barbara (Franco) Adams '69 worked for the East Irondequoit Central School District in Rochester, NY for 26 years, serving six of those as the Middle School Assistant Principal. For an overlapping year and half, Barb was the Interim Director of K-12 Health and Physical Education. For 20 years prior to this she taught health and PE in the EICSD. Barb also taught high school PE in the Niskayuna CSD in Schenectady, NY, and H&PE for the Middle Country CSD on Long Island, NY. Additionally, Barb taught summer school for the Monroe BOCES #1 in Rochester, NY. Currently she has her own educational consulting and training business – see www.barbarafadams.com.
Gerald D. Jennings '70, in his fourth term as mayor of the City of Albany, was honored by the University of Albany with the establishment of an endowed scholarship in his name. He also was given the Medallion of the University for his extraordinary public service and leadership. This is UAlbany's highest award for distinguished service
Michele (Bogner) Sojda '71 was appointed director of academic services at Hilbert College.
Patricia (Berebko) Worthy '72 taught physical education from 1972 to 1980 in Buffalo, NY, in the Buffalo Public School system. She married Malcolm Worthy in June 1980, and moved to Cherry Hill, NJ. In December 1988, she moved to Houston, TX where she substitute taught in the Cypress Fairbanks School district for five years. She and Malcolm have raised two daughters. In September 2006, they moved to Katy, TX.
Marilyn (Cappadonia) Simons '73 recently retired after a 33-year career at the Livingston County Department of Social Services. The last 29 years of her career were spent as the Supervisor of Child Protective Services. She is married to Laird Simons '74 and they have one son, Christopher.
John M. Anderson '74 has been named president of Alfred State College. Since 2004, Anderson had served as executive vice president and provost of Hartwick College.
John N. Hamling '74 has joined Karpus Investment Management as Vice President. He brings to his client service responsibilities at Karpus a distinguished career of more than 30 years with JP Morgan Chase Bank. His experience includes personal trust administration and new business development.
Sister Christine Wagner '74 was a 2008 Athena Award finalist in Rochester.
Kathleen A. Purcell '75 was named new executive director at the Pittsburgh (PA) Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Iris Sulcer-Banister '75 was a 2008 Athena Award finalist in Rochester.
Rocco Aiello '78 a certified adapted physical education teacher serving students at Chopticon, Great Mills, and Leonardtown High Schools, has been named by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) as the Eastern District Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year. In addition to working directly with students, he acts as a resource to other physical education teachers in the system and is actively involved with community groups in preparing students with disabilities for an active lifestyle once they leave high school.
Paul A. DeCotis '78 was named Deputy Secretary for Energy by New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer.Tamara Denysenko '79 was a 2008 Athena Award finalist in Rochester.
David M. Jacobson '80 has a new book out titled "The 7 1/2 Habits of Highly Humorous People." It is already an award winning finalist from USA Book News and is available on Amazon and many other outlets. http://www.humorhorizons.com/
Elliott M. Portman '80, a partner since January 1, 2006, has been included in the re-naming of the firm to Roe Taroff Taitz & Portman, LLP, effective January 1, 2008.
Caren E. Katz '81 announced the launch of Autographicals (www.autographicals.com) -- a patent-pending design concept she created which allows people to add their "signature style" to their cars or homes through a unique collection of magnetic, interchangeable art forms. With Autographicals, people can now add "magnetic artistry" to any surface that can hold a magnet (such as car exteriors, front doors, filing cabinets, etc.) These magnetic art designs transform the ordinary into true works of art -- and can serve as a personal "autograph" to showcase individuality and style both on the road, as well as at home or in the office.
Marybeth Lamb '81 received the "Heights Award" from the Massachusetts State Lottery and Boston College Athletics. The award recognizes Massachusetts residents who have made significant contributions to women's athletics.
Timothy D. Munn '83 resides in Shortsville, NY with wife Nancy and son Daniel. Employed by the Manchester-Shortsville School District since 1984 as a Physical Educator, he has coached 60 school athletic teams and currently is the the varsity basketball and varsity track coach. He recently published his fourth book, "Legends, Landmarks, Locals of Ontario County" (2007). His previous publications include "The Golden Age of Railroad and Baseball" (1997), "Transportation-Ontario County" (2001) and "From Back Yards to Big Leagues" 150 year baseball history of Ontario County. (2004). He wrote: "Here's to the Green and Gold...many fond memories of Dr. Fellows, Dr. Connie Koenig McIntyre, Dr. Lefty McIntyre and Dr. Orbaker and Dr. Ireland who impacted life greatly, providing me with the wisdom and experience to become an educator, coach and author."
James W. Boyce '85 has been named an administrator of Visiting Nurse Signature Care with Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County, Inc.
Dianne E. Chamberlain '85 obtained a Master's of Arts degree in Education/Adult Education/Curriculum Design from the University of Phoenix. She has been hired to teach Developmental Reading at St. Petersburg (FL) College-Tarpon Springs Campus as an adjunct faculty member.
Susan J. Bixler '87 earned a BA in French from Virginia Tech in December 2007 and will work as a tutor in Blacksburg, Virginia.
John M. Mayer, DC, PhD '87 was appointed as the Endowed Chair in Biomechanical Research in the College of Medicine and Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences at University of South Florida. John started the position in October 2007 and relocated to Tampa with his wife, Debra.James R. Karmel, PhD '88 soon will have his book Gambling on the American Dream: Atlantic City and the Casino Era published.
Dawn Adler '91 is now a Legislative Consultant for the California State Senate in the Office of Senator Ellen Corbett, where she works on health policy, public safety issues, as well as human services and education policy.
John D. Carlevatti '92 has been named the new Superintendent of Schools for the Penfield Central School District.
Mimi Bacilek '96 was a 2008 Athena Award finalist in Rochester.
Liz Hoefner '96 announced the premier of a new dance theater work that she directed and choreographed. F ear of Drowning/Fear of Flying is a collection of stories, dialogues and dances that relate to actual and metaphorical fears of traveling, flying, drowning and dying in a post 9/11, tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina world. The piece uses autobiographical material from the performers' lives to explore the roots of individual fears in humorous and poignant ways while trying to find solutions to abate unnecessary panic.
Langston D. McFadden '97 was hired by the firm of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP as an associate attorney.Christopher M. Scudero '97 was welcomed as a new manager to the New York City office of Rosenfarb Winters, LLC, a forensic accountant and business consultants firm.
Tara E. Buckley '01 has been writing for the new newspaper in Copiague, the Copiague Weekly. During the holiday season she served as a coordinator for an outreach program called Copiague's Extreme Christmas Makeover, which helped families in Copiague have a Christmas that would not otherwise have had one.
Joshua A. Kirby '01 received a Master's of Science in Educational Psychology from Penn State University. He will continue on at Penn State to work toward completion of his PhD in Instructional Systems.Christine (Cody) Walterick '01 married husband Daniel, has one son and is working as a hospital registration clerk in South Carolina.
Ryan D. Fenton '00 and Sara (Prince) Fenton '02 were married in Saratoga Springs, NY on December 22, 2006.
uerite (Hill) Webster '26
Lucille (Kerber) Garvey '36
Florence (Markham) Thayer '43
Harold F. Addley, Jr. '53
James M. Sharkey '54
Jean (Vogler) Graham '59
Darvin F. Pegelow '68
Edward Weiner '71
Sheila (Kimball) Wagner '79
Bruce V. Dill '84
Margaret (Basinait) Mathes '83
Michael R. Penna '91
Janice A. Serven '01
Steven M. Zimmerli '06
Sanford L. "Ted" Church
Former Faculty and Staff
Susan Jane Small Long
Samuel E. Pisaro
G. Ann Uhlir
Charles G. Welch
Sandy (Cloke) Hill, spouse of Derek Hill, deceased dean, natural science and professor emeritus, Department of Chemistry
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