David Cohen '56 and his wife, Sylvia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 19.Don Snyder '57 was honored this past fall by being inducted into the NY State Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame in Oneonta. Don was a player on Brockport's 1955 National Championship team.
James Nicoletti '73 recently retired after teaching physical education for 33 years in the East Hampton Public schools. He continues to coach tennis at East Hampton High School.
Kip Best '74 now owns Pizzeria Americana located at 516 Long Pond Road in Greece.
Nira Schwartz-Nyitray '75 has been appointed as the Principal of PS396K, a special education school in Brooklyn, NY. The school provides special education programs for students aged 5 - 14 who have severe, multiple disabilities. Previously, Nira was an Assistant Principal at a special education school in Queens, NY.
Craig Conway '76 has joined the Board of Directors of Pegasystems Inc., the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Pegasystems has offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Eva Joseph '76 will retire in July from her position as superintendent of the City School District of Albany. The move marks the end of a 32-year career in education, including five as head of the City School District of Albany. Joseph has been in the Albany district since 1997 when she was hired as an assistant superintendent for instruction. She rose to become the district's first female superintendent.
Vickie McClure Mike '76, a Spanish teacher at Horseheads High School, was named New York State Teacher of the Year. Mike was named teacher of the year by the New York State Education Department following a rigorous round of interviews and reviews.
James Morasco '77 /'86 is in the process of publishing his first book, From the Pew to the Pulpit, My Walk with the AntiChrist; a memoir of spiritual growth, inspiration and recovery.
George E. Schaefer '78 is currently the clerk of the Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk's Office in Norfolk, Virginia.
Karl Jon Holt '79 was promoted to Clinical Coordinator in the Student Counseling Center at The College at Brockport this past fall.
Powell Griggs '80, known onstage as Powell Leonard, pioneers a revival of vaudeville-style comedy variety shows currently taking New York City by storm. Leonard produces The Kong Show, the biggest little vaudeville-style variety show in Times Square! His next vaudeville-variety show in Manhattan will be scheduled in June. Call Powella Productions for more info: 718-482-8790; keep an eye on the website: http://www.LionHeartedPlayers.com; and get set to make a trip into Manhattan to enjoy one of the best things to do in New York City.
Michael Black '81 is a finalist for a 2009 Radio Wayne award for General Manager. He is the Radio Program Manager for WXXI-AM & WRUR-FM in Rochester. The awards are presented by Radio Ink magazine.
Tony D'Auria '81 is a founding partner and the Executive Vice President of Waterbourne Real Estate Advisors and Waterbourne Construction Advisors. Both companies were the subject of a feature story in the March 3rd edition of Business First of Buffalo. In addition, Waterbourne Construction Advisors recently ranked 10th out of 35 participants in Business First's Top Contractors in Western New York. Waterbourne rose from 20th place the year before. The rankings are based on gross billings for 2008; Waterbourne had gross billings of $29.3 million.
Waterbourne Real Estate Advisors is one of the leading commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firms in Upstate New York, and does on average $20 million in real estate transactions on an annual basis.
Valerie Krandle Gold '81 moved to Shreveport, LA, and will be teaching in the Caddo Parish School System and running a proofreading business on the side.
Jodi Becker Davis '84 is still teaching and doing choreography for dance. This year Davis worked with more than 85 students in a performance based musical theatre program and also taught at the NYSTEA Conference.
Tom Van Schaack '85 has been named the new executive director for Harborfest in Oswego, NY.
Mario Gallucci '87 has been working on a few criminal cases that have made the television media. One of them actually impacted the Rochester area. Gallucci was recently featured on CNBC's American Greed show as the attorney who represented Michael Mastromarino, the body parts doctor. This case also was featured on the ABC news show Primetime and Gallucci is in the process of writing a book about it. Another case of his was on the Today show on NBC with Matt Lauer. He had another case that was a featured piece on CNN news.Susan McLean '89 is the executive director of Literacy Partners. Literacy Partners is a nonprofit organization that has been providing free literacy classes to adult New Yorkers for more than 35 years.
Pete Guelli '90 has been hired by Bobcats Sports & Entertainment (BSE) as Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. BSE is the parent company of the Charlotte Bobcats and operates the widely-acclaimed Time Warner Cable Arena located in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Guelli will begin his duties with the Bobcats on April 20.
Jennifer Aiple '92 has been appointed executive director of The Greater Buffalo Building Owners and Managers Association Inc. (BOMA).
David Parish '93 is Executive Director of the Northern Livingston Red Cross, based out of Geneseo, NY.
Victoria Pietak '93 has been appointed to the position of benefits manager at Hillside Family of Agencies in the nonprofits Human Resources Department.
Anthony Mantello '00 is the stage manager at the Capital Repertory theatre in Albany and also manages Peaches Cafe in Albany.
Leanne Schmidt '02 and company will be performing Thursday – Saturday, April 23-25 at the Chen Dance Center located at 70 Mulberry St., New York, NY. There will be a reception beginning at 7 pm and a discussion following the performance. As seating is limited, be sure to reserve your tickets by calling 212-349-0126 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Therese Peck Bricham '05 is a choreographer for local musicals and a studio dance instructor.
Jason Torreano '07 was a television reporter in Bismarck, ND. He has returned to WNY to join the new Time Warner Cable 24-hour local news channel, YNN, out of Buffalo.
Adam Lanctot '08 is in his third year as the placekicker for the Rochester Raiders football team. In 2007, the Raiders won the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) championship and Lanctot played a key role. This year, the Raiders are moving from the CIFL to the Indoor Football League.
Anthony Mantello '00 married Rebecca Grace Baldwin in October 2008.Therese Peck '05 and Benjamin Brigham were married on January 2, 2009.
Katherine (Gottschall) Futia '00 and husband Anthony, announce the birth of their daughter, Isabella Sofia, born January 20, 2009. She joins older sister, Giavanna Maria, born November 20, 2007.
Margie Marsh '48
Romeo Dianetti '53
Scott Flatt '72
David Thompson '72
Elizabeth (Bette) Jane Weir Ruf, wife of William, Professor Emeritus of English
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