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Ron Pokrasso Graduated 1973
Has been an exhibiting mixed-media artist for more than 25 years. He received his MFA degree Printmaking from Pratt Institute in 1975. He has had over 40 solo exhibitions and more than 150 group shows. His work is in public, private, and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. For 11 years Pokrasso owned and directed Graphics Workshop (gifted to The College of Santa Fe in 1993). Career artist/ art educator working with printmaking, painting, drawing, collage and assemblage.
Phil Hendrickson Graduated 2004
Earned his MFA at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2007. He is currently teaching in a one-year position for Niagara Community College.
Jolene Beckman Graduated 2002
Ron Van Ostrand Graduated 1997
His wife Dawn Raczka also has her art degree from Brockport; Graduated 1997; Works in Ron's studio with him
http://www.ronvano.com
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http://www.auroragoldsmiths.com
Meredith Schwab

Graduated 2006
Was the Milton Avery Fellowship Intern at the University Art Museum in Albany in summer 2006. Meredith worked directly with curator Corinna Ripps Schaming on the research and organization for the upcoming exhibition Mr. President at the UAM in Albany.

Erik M Crespo Graduated 2005
Professional Cinematographer attended the Conservatory of Motion Pictures at Chapman University, CA. Wrote and directed "Footprints on Sand". Film presented at 27th International Cinematographers Film Festival Manaki Brother, Macedonia and 47th International Competitive Festival of Short Fiction Films, Czech Republic.
Rachael Hetzel Graduated 2003
Received a $5,000 grant from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. The grant will fund the start of her custom letterpress and screen-printing business, Pistachio Press.
Teresa Ford Graduated 1991
Has a new collection of paintings and drawings encompassing spiritual themes reflected in Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Her work focuses on the commonalities in all three religions. Compassion will exhibit at the Graham Center Art Gallery in Miami FL and the Boward County Library in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Michale Laiacona Graduated 1972
President of his own electronics manufacturing firm, Whirlwind. Owns a custom electronics shop with 150 employees plus a manufacturing plant in CA. Does electronics for stadiums, hospitals, the federal government and musicians as well.
Abby Hendrickson Graduated 2004
Will begin her MFA work and teaching assistanceship at the University of Buffalo in the fall of 2007.
Sara Dankert Graduated 2004
Received her MA Ed in Art from Nazareth College of Rochester and currently has a two-person exhibition at the University of Rochester.
Jen Vandenbosch Graduated 2003
Completed her Masters in Art Therapy from Nazareth College of Rochester in 2007. She is currently employed at Crestwood Children's Center