Ted Bondi '51 will be inducted into the New York State Athletic Association (NYSPHAA) Hall of Fame as a Class of 2009 member. Bondi has been inducted into numerous Halls of Fame including the Section V Basketball and Soccer Hall of Fame, as well as the Geneseo Central School, SUNY Geneseo and The College at Brockport Golden Eagle Athletic Hall of Fame. This is truly a deserving award for Bondi who has spent a lifetime dedicating himself to student-athletes. He will be honored at the Annual Hall of Fame Banquet on August 6.
Tony Rossi '66 still brings passion to the field as the Siena College baseball coach, where he just completed his 40th season as head coach. He's won four Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships and six Coach of the Year Awards. Three of his players have reached the major leagues, including Washington Nationals starting pitcher John Lannan.Lawrence Gilligan '69, professor of mathematics at the University of Cincinnati, has been awarded the 2009 "Faculty Service to the University" award. Gilligan has been at the university for 25 years and will be celebrating his 40th wedding anniversary to Susan Rauch Gilligan '69 in July.
Dave Trembley '73 is featured in an article,
The Measure of A Manager.
You can view it at http://www.pressboxonline.com/story.cfm?ID=4957. It has been nearly two years since he was charged with leading the Orioles into a fierce battle for respectability and a return to winning ways. Trembley spent 20 years plying his trade in the minors and has won Manager of the Year in three different leagues.
George Dlugolonski '73 was recently named Department Chairman for Physical Education & Health at Chaminade High School in Mineola, NY.
Sister Sylvia Elaine Postles '73 was honored for her Golden Jubilee with a joyous liturgy the main chapel of the Maryknoll Sisters Center. Sr Sylvia entered Maryknoll in 1959 and made her First Profession of Vows on August 22, 1962 and her Final Profession on the same date in 1968 in Tanzania. She was assigned to Africa in 1964. After studying Kiswahili, she worked in rural areas in Tanzania in health care. Returning to the U.S., she pursued a nursing degree and worked as a nurse before returning to Arusha Diocese, Tanzania, in 1974. In 1977, she moved to Kenya where she served as head nurse in a maternity unit of a hospital. In 1983, she gave service to the Congregation at Maryknoll in Data Processing for three years. In 1987, she went to Somalia to work with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. More recently (1990-99), she worked in Nairobi with Aids patients and their families. Since returning to the U.S. in 1999, Sister Sylvia has given generous service in various congregational offices. She received outstanding service awards from The College at Brockport Alumni Association, Rutherford High School (NJ), the NJ State Senate and the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB).
Dan Zachofsky '74 had his fourth book, Collecting Baseball Memorabilia: A Handbook, Second Edition, published by McFarland Publishers in March 2009. You can go to www.mcfarlandpub.com for further information on ordering the book.
Eva C. Joseph '76, the first woman to serve as Albany schools superintendent, has been named the next campus president of The Academy of the Holy Names, the Sisters of the Holy Names U.S.-Ontario Province Leadership Team.
Diane Aulisi '76 is being recognized for her work to improve the quality of life in the community at The Women's Christian Association of Little Falls Annual Women of Distinction breakfast on Wednesday, May 27. Aulisi, owner of the Little Falls Curves for almost four years, is being honored in the business and industry category. Aluisi's expertise allows her to assist in giving women of the community, regardless of their age, size or fitness level, an opportunity at fitness and weight loss in a fun, fast and safe environment.
Mike Andriatch '85 was elected to one of two vacant five-year seats on the Brockport Central School District Board of Education. Andriatch is Director of Leadership Giving and Alumni Relations at The College at Brockport.Barbara Bashaw '89 was awarded one of the 2009 Steinhardt Teaching Excellence Awards for full-time faculty for her hard work, talent and expertise in teaching.
Allen Plymale '90 was promoted on Dec. 16, 2008, to Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. He has served in the Army since 1983, in the Army National Guard and for the last 10 years in the Army Reserve. He is currently an instructor for the Intermediate Level Education (ILE) course with the Army's Command and General Staff College (CGSC). Plymale works for the U.S. Department of Justice and lives in Johnstown, PA.
Curtis Birthwright '90/'97 received the Community Leadership Award for: Barbara J. McGriff Outstanding Educator. The award "recognizes a person who has shown distinguished performance in and outside the classroom in the field of education in ways that benefit students in the Rochester area, and will have fostered understanding and involvement in urban issues."
Scott DiMarco '92 has been named the 2008 Audio Reviewer of the Year by Library Journal. Library Journal is a trade publication for librarians and was founded in 1876 by Melvil Dewey, inventor of the Dewey Decimal System. DiMarco's review of Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West by Benazir Bhutto appears in the August 15 issue of Library Journal. Scott is director of Library and Information Resources at Mansfield University (PA).
Gretchen Heberger Fatouros '92 recently started her own company, From Clutter to WOW! Helping busy people find more time for the things that matter.
Aaron Skinner '01 will be a co-star in the show, The Mentalist, episode "MissRed." Skinner also co-starred in the film "Supercapers."
Greg Bump '02 was named by the LaFayette Central School District as the new principal for its C. Grant Grimshaw Elementary School. Bump who is currently director of curriculum and instruction for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in the Wellsville Central School District, will take his new post on July 1.
David J. Glover '02 was unanimously selected as superintendent of Morristown Central Schools. Glover, a principal at Hornell Central Schools, will begin his new position on July 1.
Mark Laurri '06 recently graduated with his master's degree in Physics from SUNY Buffalo. Laurri is working as an Imaging Scientist at I.T.T. Space Systems in Rochester.
Darlene Marie Cannerelli '96 and Justin Scot Pettersen were married September 12, 2008.
Nancy E. Feingold '96 and Charles P. Kastan were married, March 29, 2009.
Michael C. Veglucci '07 and Amy K. Neamon '07 were married on August 11, 2007.
Josephine M. Howland '36
Russell Graham Mac Arthur '54
Here is a special message from his friend and classmate, Jim Gauvreau '54:
The year was 1950 when we all reported in to BSTC as freshman in the Class of 1954. Russell Graham Mac Arthur, Don Bieger, Jack Gagen, Bill Brand, Nancy Gauvreau, and me. We were all Physical Education Majors, and so enjoyed testing our endurance's on every level. After all, we were 18 and 19 years old. The friendships that we formed on those days have endured for 59 years. We lost each other for about 15 years as we raised our families, and worked at our professions. I would see Bill Brand and Mac from time to time as I worked my way east or west while flying for Mohawk Airlines Inc. It was almost 30 years ago when we decided to attend our 20th Brockport alumni reunion together. We have met once or twice a year ever since. Mac was indeed one of a kind, and well loved for the zest he applied in everything he tackled. That included some of his 'one liners' which were disgustingly funny. I have seldom seen the love and compassion he could show when one of his family or friends were in need. He hated to depart this life, and fought very hard to survive his many battles while in the hospital. We loved that man with all of our hearts, and look forward to the day when we will all laugh and play together again.
Proud to call Mac my friend, Jim Gauvreau '54
Billy Reed, Professor, Communications
A message from the Department of Communication on the passing of Billy Reed:
Reed was a graduate of Memphis State University and earned his graduate degrees at University of Michigan. He came to Brockport in 1970 and taught a variety of courses in public speaking, debate and non-verbal communication for over 30 years. In addition to his 15 years as Communication Department chair, he served as New York State Faculty Senate Parliamentarian and Faculty Senate Representative. In addition to his courses on campus, Billy also taught in the MBA program at the University of Rochester's William E. Simon School of Business Administration.
Dr. Joseph Chesebro, a former student as well as colleague of Dr. Reed, reflected on what it was like to be Billy's student and co-worker:
"His classes, particularly Argumentation & Debate, were great. After I botched my debate one night, he was able to critique me in the most gentle of ways with some playful humor and a smile on his face. In fact, he always was quick to see the humor in situations. During an advisement meeting when I asked him what it was like to be a college teacher, he said "it sure beats working for a living!" And then later on when we were colleagues, it was fun to sit next to him at meetings and crack up at different things (probably when we should have been more serious!). I know I'm just one in a long line of students & colleagues who appreciated Bill and who will miss him."
In honor of his work in the department, we have established the Billy Reed Prize in Public Speaking. This award is presented to an undergraduate student who demonstrates accomplishment in speech. Those wishing may make contributions to the Brockport College Foundation with "Billy Reed Prize in Public Speaking" in the memo line. Contributions may be mailed to The College Foundation at 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420.
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