E. Gordon (Gordie) VanBuren '51 was honored on August 5, 2008 by having the newly constructed Track, Baseball, Softball Fields and Tennis Courts at Ichabod Crane High School named the "E. Gordon Van Buren Athletic Complex."Roy Bubb '53 recently published a second book entitled, "White Mountain Palette, The Life and Times of Charles A. Hunt." Bubb became interested in Hunt through his work as a docent with the Madison Historical Society Museum in New Hampshire. (Bubb lives in Silver Lake near Madison part of the year.) He enjoyed working on a book about a relative unknown because he was able to "break new ground," bringing someone of interest to public view for the first time. Hunt, a White Mountain landscape painter, lived from 1852 to1930. Hunt's beautiful paintings are well represented in the book by Bubb's colorful photographs. The profits from the book are being donated to the Madison Historical Society Museum. The book can be ordered by contacting the Madison Historical Society at PO Box 505, Madison, NH 03849 or at www.madisonhistorical.us. Bubb, a talented teacher at both the elementary and college levels, also has written his memoirs, "Memories of Manning Corners," a hamlet in Orleans County. A third book is in the works.
Michael T. Fleming '62 retired and moved to Wilmington, NC, in 2000.
Sharon Stanton Bubniak '67 was interviewed by the Syracuse Rescue Mission for their fall/winter 2008 issue, The Lasting Connection, in honor of her father, William Stanton.
Linda Adams '68, a long-time Eastridge High School field hockey coach, is retiring after 40 years of coaching.
Nancy Carriuolo '70 took the oath as the ninth president of Rhode Island College, the oldest public institution of higher education in the state, on Friday, November 14.
Connie O. Walker '72/'74 was presented with the "Pioneer Award" by the Rochester Black Bar Association at the Sixth Annual Awards and Scholarship Dinner on October 3, 2008. The award was established to recognize individuals "For breaking down barriers and opening doors for women of color in the legal profession." On June 19, 2008, she was installed as a Trustee of the Monroe County Bar Association. Finally, during May 25, 2008 through June 1, 2008, as part of the Russian-American Rule of Law Consortium exchange program, she traveled to Novgorod, Russia, with Monroe County Court Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. and other distinguished presenters to conduct a seminar on American jury trials and related issues.
Dr. John M. Anderson '74 was recently installed as the 11th president of Alfred State College. During his address, Anderson painted a vision for the future of the college that included creating new models of service efficiency, revenue generation, and fundraising through the adoption of sustainability practices, the exploration of alternative energy sources, and service to the college's students, employees, and the state. Anderson noted, "Those who came before us laid a solid foundation of honored traditions for us to build upon. Together, we will leave this institution even better than we found it – we will honor tradition, we will embrace innovation, and we will fully realize the transforming potential of a premier public institution in this great state."
Fred Stoss '74 has teamed up with his daughter, Kaeti, for a number of programs and both are certified trainers for the North American Association of Environmental Education Guidelines for Nonformal Environmental Education. They jointly published an article in the trade magazine, Online, earlier this year about online information resources related to climate change. Both are members of the Editorial Advisory Board of the first fully-free open access environmental journal, The Electronic Green Journal.
Lawrence Britt '75 is the associate director of Campus Safety at Skidmore College.
Patricia Kurtz '75 has been named the new Aragon High School principal.
Joy Saldinger Goldberg '77 was recently promoted to Deputy Director of Personnel Security at the Internal Revenue Service.
Cary Harkaway '79 moved to Portland, OR, and continued his career as a probation officer, which began at the Monroe County Probation Department in Rochester. Cary earned a Master's in Public Administration from Portland State University in 1984 and, over the next 17 years, served as program manager, community justice administrator, and deputy director of the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice. After deciding that a new learning curve was in order, Cary left community corrections in 2001 to serve as program development manager for Worksystems Inc., the workforce investment board serving the Portland metro area. His wife, Shelley, is a telephone advice nurse with Kaiser Permanente. They have a son attending Linfield College in Oregon. Now fully recovered from the Grateful Dead concert at Harpur College in 1970, Cary wishes all of his friends in upstate NY a mild winter.
Dr. Karel Kurst-Swanger '83 of Oswego's public justice faculty is the author of the new book "Worship and Sin: An Exploration of Religion-Related Crime in the United States," which students in her new class on religion and crime are reading.
Richard Rose Jr. '83 was named commissioner of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation for the Rockland County town of Orangetown. Rose is scheduled to start work on Dec. 1. Before working for Orangetown, he was director of parks and recreation for the towns of Poughkeepsie and Hyde Park.
Christine Fendley '85 is the Director and founder of ROTO 3: RO(chester) TO(ronto) Contemporary Dance Series. Fendley befriended a like-minded group that evolved into the company more than 30 years ago. Fendley also directs classes for all ages at Park Avenue Dance Studio.
Michele Schmidt '91 has been named the new director of Public Relations at Niagara County Community College.
Jim Lodes '93 is the women's volleyball head coach at the University at Buffalo. Lodes, who came from Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouse The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is in his fourth year of leading UB.
Laura (Lemieux) Mendoza '93 won the title Mrs. Crown Jewel America 2008. Laura competed in the Crown Jewel of America Pageant along with 15 other married women representing areas across the United States and is scheduled to make many appearances while lending a helping hand to local and national community service projects.
Visit her at http://www.freewebs.com/mrscrownjewelamerica2008/index.htm
Jason Flack '94 returned to the campus to display his works in the Department of Art Alumni Exhibition at the College's Tower Fine Arts Gallery. The show runs from October 22 through December 2, 2008, at the Gallery, located at 180 Holley Street, Brockport. Admission is free. The installations created by Flack incorporate drawn, photographic, audio and video elements.
Robert Confer '96 was just awarded one of the annual "40 Under Forty" awards by Business First of Buffalo, which are given to 40 business/community leaders of WNY who are under 40 years of age.
Renee Rouilliard '98 returned to the campus to display her works in the Department of Art Alumni Exhibition at the College's Tower Fine Arts Gallery. The show runs from October 22 through December 2, 2008, at the Gallery, located at 180 Holley Street, Brockport. Admission is free. Rouilliard "first encountered working with clay and found utopia. She discovered working three dimensionally, and particularly in ceramic sculpture, provided the manipulability and total involvement she was searching for. I was fortunate to study with William Stewart, who I consider an exceptional handbuilder/sculptor/educator/friend. In him, I found unconditional support, guidance, and an environment conducive to growth."
Sal Galvano '98 is the women's soccer coach at Monroe Community College.Kathleen Alexander Dickson '99 just completed a double marathon (52.4 miles) and took up "ultra" running this past year.
Kathy Tonkovich '00 has been named the new Assistant Director of Career Services at St. John Fisher College.
Jill K. Yakovac Walls '00 completed a Master of Education degree in Family Life/Parent Education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2005. She is currently enrolled as a PhD student in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at UNCG. Her future career goal is to become an academic professor and conduct research at a university. She anticipates graduating from the doctoral program in May 2009.
Rachel O'Geen Telisky '01 is owner and director of Platinum Dance Company in West Henrietta. The dance studio offers standard dance classes such as jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop and modern along with cheer tumbling and even guitar lessons.
Jim DeLucia, '02 returned to the campus to display his works in the Department of Art Alumni Exhibition at the College's Tower Fine Arts Gallery. The show runs from October 22 through December 2, 2008, at the Gallery, located at 180 Holley Street, Brockport. Admission is free. DeLucia showed his paintings at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center earlier this year.
Jolene Beckman '03 returned to the campus to display her works in the Department of Art Alumni Exhibition at the College's Tower Fine Arts Gallery. The show runs from October 22 through December 2, 2008, at the Gallery, located at 180 Holley Street, Brockport. Admission is free. Her work portrays "a broad spectrum of women across ethnicity, class, weight, age, and gender. "Using body language, facial expression and symbols, Beckman creates a narrative still-frame depicting various experiences of women."
Chad DeRock '04 is in his first season as head football coach for Holley High School, a school that has had varsity football, on-and-off, for about seven years. Holley did not have a varsity football team last year because they did not have enough interested upperclassmen to fill the roster, but did have a JV team — coached by DeRock — which went undefeated.
Amy Bielunis '05 was recently named as the 2008 American Star of Teaching for New Hampshire. Bielunis, a physical education teacher at Mount Lebanon Elementary School in West Lebanon, NH, is being recognized as one of just 51 teachers chosen from more than 5,000 nominees to win this award—one teacher from each state and Washington, DC. The American Star of Teaching program was developed five years ago after Department of Education officials met with teachers from across the country. These teachers felt there was a lack of recognition being given for their success in the education of America's students. Teachers are chosen to receive the award based on their dedication to student achievement, and their ability to create and maintain a sense of enthusiasm for learning in their students. Each teacher is nominated by their superintendents, principals, peers, parents and students.
Alyssa Melens '07 is currently working at Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co. LLP in Rochester as a staff accountant.
Peter Wade '90 married Cherene McShane on April 20, 2008.
Brian and Karen (Evra) Olewinck '96 and '98 announce the arrival of their second child, Alyssa Leslie Olewnick, on August 13, 2008. She joins big brother, Jacob, who is 2 years old.
Marjorie D. Hamilton '38
Lorraine (Langsdorf) Henderson '54
Robert L. Jubenville '70
Dr. Robert M. Cassie '71
Scott Flatt '72
Richard F. Stever '76
Barbara Anne (Kajdan) Seibert '77
Robert Thompson '85
William Benz '03
Former Faculty & Staff
Willam Benz '03
Dr. Robert M. Cassie '71
Dr. Anna Helen Gallagher, Educator and Pioneer in Nursing. She was married to Dr. John J. Gallagher (deceased), an eminent researcher in the species Rotifer. Dr. Gallagher received her RN from Philadelphia General Hospital in 1939 and continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania culminating in being conferred with a doctorate in education in 1956. She founded the Department of Nursing at the State University of New York at Brockport (1967-74). While at Brockport, she pioneered with John, a program with the emphasis on use of computers as a teaching-learning instructional tool and the program was introduced to all entering nursing students at the College. She was designated by many leading journals for her leadership qualities and contributions to education and nursing. Of the many acknowledgements, she was extremely proud of being honored in the Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century (1984). Prior to her death, Dr. Gallagher had completed a monograph, Nursing - An Emerging Profession. Dr. Gallagher dedicated her life to her students and the nursing profession. Generations of nurses will benefit from this dedication.
Robert L. Jubenville '70
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