Thomas DeMaio '50 and his wife, Joan, celebrated their 80th birthdays with a family reunion at Pawleys Island, SC. The reunion included 18 family members from NY, St. Louis, Chicago, and Hong Kong. It was enjoyed by all.
Alex C. Johnson '54 started the Substitute Principal Program in 1990 after retiring from the Rochester City School District some years ago as a school principal. He was the first one in the program and now there are a number of subs who do substitute principal work in the city. The program uses the talents of retired principals who still have much to offer in running the schools. Now fully retired, he is active as Vice Commander of the American Legion Post 134 in Irondequoit, NY and active with the Retired Teacher Organization (RTO) in different groups of the unit.
Dr. Harold Nash '54 recently published his third book, Three Good Men. His memories provide us with a fascinating look at these three gentlemen as he describes in vivid detail his relationship with them and how their words and actions impressed him and helped make him what he is today. The book is available at the River's End Bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street in Oswego, NY, or directly from Dr. Nash at (315) 342-0178 and email@example.com. The River's End Bookstore also will be hosting a book signing with Dr. Nash in October.
Jack Harten '57 was elected to the position of Treasurer of the Kiwanis International Foundation at the Kiwanis International Convention in Orlando, FL this year. He moved up to Vice President in a year and then on to President in his third year. Kiwanis is a world-wide organization serving the children of the world.
Richard N. Reynolds '64/'68 was inducted into the Brockport Central High School 2007 Athletic Wall of Fame (third class inducted to the wall).
J. Sehl Burns '69 will be one of eight alumni to be honored by Nottingham High School in Syracuse on October 11, 2008. While at Nottingham, he was a member of the 1961 championship football team, and his love of "all things Nottingham" continues today. He's been the "Voice of the Bulldogs," announcing all football, basketball, and lacrosse games since 1991. He's maintained the flagpole in front of the school, making sure the pole is painted and the flag is tatter-free. He is a long-time member of the school's Landscaping Committee and was chair of Nottingham's 75th Anniversary committee. He's 'on call' as a school tour guide for all class reunions, and is an occasional substitute teacher at the school. He was president of the Corcoran High School Booster club, announcing their hockey games during his tenure from 1989 through 1996, and was a key player in the plan to reopen Central Tech High School as a viable school to serve the students of the Syracuse City School District. When he's not running his landscaping or funeral businesses, he's also carved out time to be a founding member of the Nottingham Alumni Wall of Fame committee.
David Keefe '72 has been named the new part-time director of the Western Ontario Local Community Development Corporation. Keefe will oversee the agency's micro-enterprise loan program for current and new businesses in the towns of Bristol and West Bloomfield and the Village of Bloomfield, which funds the agency. He also will speak on behalf of local business and help with regulatory issues.
Russ Martin '72 had his work featured in Silvershotz, the International Journal of Fine Art Photography, published in Australia and the UK. The article of 10 pages in length featured a story about him along with 16 of his flowing water images. In February, one of his images of a hosta plant was included in the Fraser Gallery's International Photography Show. The Fraser Gallery is located in Bethesda, MD and Georgetown. In March, he was notified by the Smithsonian Institution that one of his photographs, "Wilted Hosta and Oak Leaves," was a finalist in the Smithsonian Magazine's 5th Annual Contest. In all, more than 7,000 photographs from around the world were submitted for the competition. This is the second year in a row that he had received this honor. The photograph is currently on display in the "castle building" on the nation's mall in Washington until January 15, 2009. In April, his photograph "Wilted Hosta and Oak Leaves" was included in "The Art of Photography Show" in San Diego, CA. In all, more than 12,000 photographs, from which 100 were chosen for display, were submitted.
William Walker '75 has been promoted to Assistant Secretary at the Utica Mutual Insurance Company, principal member of the Utica National Insurance Group, of New Hartford, NY. Mr. Walker joined Utica's Home Office Marketing department in 2007 as Director of Personal Lines Sales.
Dr. Vickie Mike, '76 foreign language teacher and department chairperson for Languages Other than English at Horseheads High School, has been named the 2009 New York State Teacher of the Year. She is now the state representative for the National Teacher of the Year Award. Next year, she will join representatives from the other states and territories at the White House, when the new President will announce the National Teacher of the Year. She will be honored at several statewide events this year, and will speak at several events throughout the state. Her first honor will be at the kickoff of the New York State School Boards Association Annual Convention in New York City. A reception honoring he and the other four state finalists will be held in October 20 Albany. She has received several honors during her teaching career: recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship; a National Endowment for the Humanities Award; the Horseheads National Honor Society Teacher of the Year; and the Twin Tiers Outstanding Educator Award. Most recently, in October of 2007, she was invited to participate as a Delegate of World Language Educators Symposium in China.
Les Judd '79 will teach a four session class on sustainable living in New York City during October. The class will combine lecture, walking tours, and panel discussions in a unique and dynamic manner. This is the first class of its kind in NYC and only costs $39. Les is President of Green Boroughs, a company that helps people to be as sustainable as possible in NYC. For more information and to register for the class, see www.bmcc.cuny.edu/ce/course_listing.jsp. Les can be reached at (718) 530-5074.
Barbara (McKinney) Shulla '81 was awarded the 2008 New York Mental Health Counselors Association President's Award in Albany.
Barbara Crowley '83 won the Rochester Dancing with the Teacher Stars 2008 competition and donated her prize to the Wilmot Cancer Center. This summer, she volunteered at Camp Open Arms and continues to dance. Her webpage is Youtube.com/mrsbarbaracrowley
Donna (Cataldo) Hoffman '84 was promoted to Nurse Manager of the Orthopedic Unit at Stony Brook University Medical Center.
Robert Scalzo '84 accepted the position of Manager of Business Operations and Information Services for the Baystate Regional Cancer program at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.
Loren A. Penman '85 retired from public education after 33 years and is now President of Penguin Multimedia Inc., a video/audio production corporation located in Batavia and Ithaca.
Julie (McKee) Rowe '85 recently opened an online shop at: www.jmrpottery.etsy.com where she sells her pottery. She also has a studio in her home in Clayton, NC.
Dr. Ronald Milon '87 was appointed director, Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands (NJ). Charged with serving as director of the College's newest academic facility – the recently-opened Bergen at the Meadowlands, 1280 Wall Street West, Lyndhurst – Dr. Milon will call upon his 11 years of experience as a college instructor and administrator. For the past two years, Dr. Milon served as dean of business and technology programs at the DeVry Institute of Technology, DeVry University. Previously, in 2002, as center dean, Dr. Milon guided the opening of the Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University. Over his professional career at a variety of institutions, Dr. Milon has consistently taught political science, history and government courses. He received a B.S. in political science and history from Brockport, an M.A. in history from the University at Buffalo, an M.A. in political science from The New School for Social Research, an M.A. in international affairs from The New School for Social Research and a Ph.D. in adult education from Capella University.
Robin McColley '87 received her certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from The College at Brockport in August 2008.
Anthony "Tony" Harkin '92 received this year's Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Harkin is an assistant professor in the School for Mathematical Sciences in the College of Science at RIT. He joined RIT three years ago after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University.
Jeffrey Bristol '93 was named director of retail sales at TCP Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of energy efficient lighting products. Bristol, former director of national accounts for Philips Lighting Company, now manages both daily and long-term strategies for the TCP retail channel, including The Home Depot, Wal-Mart and other do-it-yourself and food, drug and mass (FDM) retailers. He is involved in the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the Global Market Development Center (GMDC).
Richard Deming '93 went on to Ohio University for his master's (1996) and to the University at Buffalo (2003) for this PhD. This year he has had two publications released. "Listening on All Sides: Toward an Emersonian Ethics of Reading," published by Stanford University Press, was released this spring. His book of poetry, Let's Not Call It Consequence, published by Shearsman Books Ltd, Exeter, England, also was released this spring. Richard is a lecturer for the English Department at Yale University, where he coordinated the Whitney Humanities Center Working Seminar on Contemporary Poetry and Poetics.
Fred Helmes '93 was promoted to Regional Loss Prevention Manager of TJ Maxx in the Southeast Atlanta region.
Annette Traino '93 is with Metrix Matrix as an outbound customer service representative.
Ray Fraley '94 has taken a senior buyer position with TM GE Automation Systems located in Roanoke VA.
Michael Mellace '96 is the owner and founder of Mellace Family Brands, a 42,000 square-foot snacks manufacturing facility headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif. Mellace Family Brands is known for its diverse product line that includes tree nuts, peanuts, snack mixes and chocolate items. The company also launched Snacktrition, a new line of nuts and dried-fruit snacks that are oven-roasted through a proprietary process. The company, which employs 65, is expecting to earn revenues in the range of $21 million this year.
Lori Dennison '01 received her master's of Nursing Education and Leadership from Regis University in Denver, CO, in December 2006. She is currently teaching nursing and working as a registered nurse in the Syracuse area.
Roxanne L. Cooper '03 has been named as a Sales representative at William S. Hein & Co. Inc.
Julie Caswell '04 joined the staff at Genesee Community College as Environmental Health and Safety Specialist. She comes to Genesee from LaBella Associates.
Michael Henningsen '05 received his master's in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College in May 2007. Since August 2007, he has been working at The College at Brockport as a Resident Director in Benedict Hall.
Ryan Mohr '06 is working as a physical education teacher at Maryvale Primary School. He also coaches the Maryvale basketball and baseball teams. Currently he is working on his master's in educational computing at Buffalo State College.
Dave Rappleyea '07 finished in first-place with a time of 2 hours, 37 minutes, 39 seconds in the Preferred Care Rochester Marathon on Sunday, September 14.
Chad Maniace '07 is an Air Force Airman 1st Class and graduated from the air traffic control operations apprentice course at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS in July 2008.
Shawna Turco '08 has moved to South Carolina were he accepted a teaching position at Fairfield Middle School in the Fairfield County School District.
Hollie M. Hall '00 married Todd Nelson on August 31, 2008.
Janine C. Little '00 and Kevin Paul Mosher were married August 16, 2008 in Wellsville, NY.
Alicia Coon '06 and Daniel Odrzywolski '06 were married on July 19, 2008.
Rachel Howe '08 married Caleb Childs the weekend after graduation. He is in the United States Marine Corps and they are currently stationed in San Diego, CA.
Jackie (Audia) Thornton '04 and her husband, Chad, are happy to announce the birth of their first baby, Mia Elyse, on July 24 in Fayetteville, NC.
Carolyn (Blossom) Seelbinder '52
Warren Eddy Miller '59
Joyce R. Porter '72
Gayle W. Wright '72
Matthew Roche '80
Brian C. Dickson '97
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