Vol. 22, No. 2
Letter from the President
Dear Alumni and Friends,
s always, it’s a pleasure to reach out to our many alumni and friends of the College. This includes venues from alumni trips — with more being scheduled for the upcoming year — to our Alumni/Homecoming events and traditions such as planting trees on Alumni Walk, commemorating our 50-year reunion class and our most recent graduates. Last May 12, our graduates witnessed two of our alumni featured as keynote speakers at graduate and undergraduate commencements — Ed Doherty ’81 and CBS Correspondent Vince Gonzales ’90 — along with my bestowing an honorary doctorate on our own Garth Fagan, emeritus professor of dance at Brockport. From our great tradition of “Move-In Day” to May graduation ceremonies, one wonders where the year went. It was another tremendous year for the College marked by extraordinary plans to build a new $44 million, 150,000 sq. ft. Special Events Recreation Center (with $39 million already secured from the State of New York) and the completion of a state-of-the-art, $18 million, 208-bed townhome village (as we cut the ribbon on August 15). Now our attention turns to our Lake Ontario Natural Resource Center, planned for the Port of Rochester, in a joint venture with the City of Rochester, complemented by federal funds. As you visit campus, you’ll see another $22 million in campus improvements from new roofs and additional parking to major renovations in Harrison Dining Hall and our Barnes & Noble Bookstore. And next on the horizon is to secure funding for a new initiative: a $30 million academic building. However, it’s certainly not all about “bricks and mortar” as much as we strive to enhance our living and learning environment. Please do not forget that everything we do from Welcome Weekend to our annual Scholars Day is intended to celebrate our #1 priority — Student Success. We honor the idea that there is a scholar in each and every student, and our engaged academic community is committed to fostering a process of discovery and growth that supports student achievement. But as you well know, a Brockport education is not just about what happens in the classroom. As a campus, we strive to reveal to our students all that they are capable of — intellectually, physically and creatively. This multi-dimensional approach to education strengthens the whole student, preparing him or her to enter the world with purpose and confidence. It is all of these things and more that make The College at Brockport an extraordinary educational opportunity. In the coming months and years, we will turn our attention to sharing our pride in our College with the Greater Rochester Area and regions beyond. One of my favorite traditions is Academic Convocation, welcoming new freshmen and transfers each year. On August 26, prior to the candlelight ceremony, I also threw out the first pitch at The College at Brockport’s Alumni Day at the Red Wings’ Frontier Field. It’s a small wonder that I remembered to switch hats from a Golden Eagle baseball cap to my mortarboard and academic regalia that Sunday afternoon. Speaking of wearing many hats, one of my summer duties was to welcome our new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Anne Huot, PhD and our new Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Katy Wilson, JD. Already, both are adding fresh new ideas to our administration and working collaboratively with continuing members of
my executive team. Much is predicated upon our Matrix: An Integrated Approach to Planning and Accountability — unanimously endorsed by the College Senate last spring. In addition to our traditional Homecoming Weekend in September, we also launched Family Weekend this October; a weekend designed especially for parents and families to experience student life. A great success, including a breakfast we hosted on our Burlingame House lawn, this event is certain to become a beloved tradition. This is a time of great vitality for The College at Brockport. I am joined in my leadership by a superb President’s Cabinet and President’s Advisory Council, our dedicated volunteer boards, including the Alumni Association Board of Directors, a College Senate that represents the best in shared governance, and fresh new leadership for Brockport Student Government. Once again, this current year is full of promise and will undoubtedly bring new challenges, creative ideas, and great opportunities to advance our College. Having just walked the entire campus as we commenced spring semester 2008, I can assure you that there is much you can be proud of as alumni and friends. Best wishes,
John R. Halstead, PhD President
Brockport Foundation, Annual Report 2006-2007
Circulation, 70,000 Executive Editor - Michael Andriatch ’85, Managing Editor - Virginia Campbell ’89/‘96, Photography - James Dusen, Manager, Graphic Design - Sam Nicolosi, Contributors - Mark Ball ’98 - Janet Roy - Kelly Vergin ’89, Division of Advancement, Vice President for Advancement and President of the Brockport Foundation - Roxanne Johnston, Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Major Projects - Michael Andriatch ’85, Director of Development - Brad Schreiber ’83, Director of Special Giving - Tim Gilbert, Associate Director, Finance and Advancement Services - John Sapienza ’96, Coordinator of Alumni Relations - Betsy Standish ’00, Associate Director of Annual Giving - Jamie Beers-Wilson, Special Events Coordinator - Kim Ehret ’05 , Foundation Accountant - Rhonda St. Amant ’02 Send corrections or changes of address to: Division of Institutional Advancement - 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420 - (585) 395-2451 or email@example.com
College Embraces E. E. Cummings Art
Child’s Play is This Man’s Full-time Job
page 7 Brockport Alumnus and Google Heat Things Up in Valley of the Sun page 8
page 9 Sports page 10 The College at Brockport is Going Green page 12
Honor Roll of Donors
Class Notes On the Cover Frank and Kristine Short proudly display the piece they selected to restore from the E.E. Cummings collection, Portrait of Blond Woman. Frank Short is dean of the School of Arts and Performance.
James F. Hamm, art conservator, restores one of 72 paintings in the College’s E. E. Cummings collection.
Most people are surprised to learn that famed poet E. E. Cummings had a passion for painting. Many are also surprised to learn that The College at Brockport is in possession of a collection of the poet and painter’s valuable works of art. Indeed, Cummings, best known as one of the most significant American poets of the 20th century, also was a prolific painter, creating perhaps thousands of works. And The College at Brockport is not only in possession of the eclectic collection, it is taking steps to restore it to as close to its original condition as possible — a project that we believe Cummings, himself, would approve. The collection, which came to light during Interim President John Clark’s tenure at the College, has been embraced by the College and the Greater Rochester communities. In October, the College and community came together for an exciting gala, aptly titled Poet & Painter: The Twin Obsessions of E. E. Cummings hosted at The College at Brockport MetroCenter. The gala spotlighted the poet and painter, featured presentations by a number of Cummings scholars, and showcased paintings which have been “adopted” by patrons for restoration. The event Red Barn and Silo, an E. E. Cummings original, was adopted by President John R. and Mrs. Kathy Halstead in October at the also presented the opportunity Cummings Gala. To date, 39 of the 72 paintings in the College’s for attendees to adopt paintings Cummings collection have been adopted. during the evening of the benefit and thereafter. At the same time, an article about the College’s Cummings collection appeared in The Wall Street Journal, and the Rochester, NY, public radio station WXXI, interviewed Dean of the School of Arts and Performance Frank Short about the collection. The article and radio interview also created excitement about the collection, leading to the adoption of additional paintings. Of the 72 paintings in the collection, 39 have been adopted and are already slated for restoration. Short was once again interviewed in January by Brenda Trombley, WXXI, for a national broadcast on National Public Radio, to be aired in the coming weeks. In addition to restoring the artworks to their original condition, the College intends to construct an archival storage facility to house the paintings as well as to exhibit the works and make them available to scholars.
E. E. Cummings
Images of the collection, a list of paintings that have been adopted and their benefactors, and details about the adoption process can be found at www. brockport.edu/cummings. The Wall Street Journal article and WXXI broadcast also can be accessed from the Web site.
How the E.E. Cummings Collection Made Its Way to Brockport Since the highly publicized kickoff of the “Adopt a Painting” campaign, which is supporting the restoration of The College at Brockport’s collection of E. E. Cummings’ artwork, many have wondered why James Sibley Watson Jr. chose Brockport to be the recipient of his personal collection of 72 original Cummings paintings. Research by Mary Jo Gigliotti, associate librarian, Drake Memorial Library, has uncovered many connections between Watson’s family and the College, reaching all the way back to the 1800s. Shortly after John G. K. Truair (1818-1899) married Marcia Manning he became the fourth principal of the Brockport Collegiate Institute, serving from 1848 until 1853. Marcia Manning Truair served briefly as associate and teacher of French at Brockport. Marcia’s sister Caroline Matilda Manning was preceptress at the Institute, and also taught drawing, and then French and Italian during her tenure (1850-1853). There were other ties between the Manning family and the College. Several Manning young men were students at Brockport during Truair’s tenure as principal: Charles H. Manning attended 1852-1853, Samuel Manning attended 1850-1853 and Horace C. Manning attended 1852-1853. Then in 1855, Caroline Manning married Don Alonzo Watson (1807-1892). Together, they had three children, including son James Sibley Watson. James S. Watson married Emily Sibley and they had a son, James Sibley Watson Jr. James Sibley Watson Jr. married Hildegarde Lasell and went on to revive and publish the literary magazine The Dial, which featured the works of many of the finest writers and artists in the country, and introduced the literary and artistic work of E.E. Cummings, who had become a good friend of the Watsons. The collection of Cummings’ artwork that Watson and his second wife Nancy donated to the College, with the help of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Philip Gerber, is named in honor of Hildegarde, who died in 1976. The Hildegarde Lasell Watson Collection of Artworks by E. E. Cummings now serves as a tribute to the family’s rich history and their legacy to the College.
Politically Correct By Mark Ball ’98
The College at Brockport has the unique distinction of being a small college with a large political stature. In New York state there are three senators and two assemblymen with Brockport roots. Making New York vibrant is on the top of the to-do list for Senator Joseph A. Griffo ’78. And as long as he has a list, and public support, Griffo plans to serve the state as leader of the 47th District representing Oneida, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. “There is always an issue that will really have an impact on how people live their lives,” Griffo said. “This gives me an opportunity on a daily basis to confront a variety of challenges that impact the community.” For Griffo and his four esteemed colleagues, The College at Brockport helped prepare the way for life as public servants in New York’s political arena.
Mike W. Cole ’94, Assemblyman, 142nd District
Timothy P. Gordon ’82, Assemblyman, 108th District
Mike Cole didn’t wait for the election results to come in before starting work at the Capitol. Cole spent his last few months as an undergraduate in Brockport’s Albany Semester. “Through that experience I really became intrigued by the inner workings of government in Albany,” Cole said, adding that he was drawn in by the pace of the work and the opportunity to be involved in the “argument of the day.” After Brockport, Cole earned his Juris Doctor and was admitted to the bar in February 2001. While representing parts of Erie and Niagara Counties in the Assembly, he also maintains a small law practice. His main focus at the state level is tax relief. “My experience at Brockport not only provided me with a strong educational background in government, but… an opportunity to work hands-on in the Legislature. Those four years fostered in me a desire for public service that remains today,” Cole said. Cole and his wife Lori ’93 live in the Village of Alden with their daughters, Emily and Allison.
When you are sitting with the mayor of Jining, China, it is always good to be able to reflect on lessons learned in history class. Timothy (Tim) Gordon recently found himself in that situation. “Because of what I learned from John Killigrew, (professor of history emeritus), I was able to throw some questions to the delegation and demonstrate that New Yorkers have some insight into the history of China,” Gordon said. Gordon also gained a worldly perspective during college thanks to a semester at Brunel University in London, through The College at Brockport’s foreign exchange program. Gordon’s insight resulted in him being the first Independence Party member elected to the New York State Legislature in 2006. As assemblyman in the 108th district, Gordon is responsible for parts of Albany, Columbia, Greene and Rensselaer Counties. In his leadership role, Gordon helped secure $30 million in emergency aid for dairy farmers and has worked to advance renewable energy legislation. Gordon is founder of Albany Media Group, an advertising and public relations firm serving small businesses and not-forprofit organizations. Involved in the community, Gordon has volunteered as a Little League and Girls Softball coach, Sunday school teacher, and is an active member of the North Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department, receiving the department’s Heroic Effort Award in 2004. He lives with his wife, Christine and four children in the Town of Bethlehem.
Joseph A. Griffo ’78, Senator, 47th District
Antoine M. Thompson ’93/’97, Senator, 60th District
When he thinks of great strategists, the names of professors emeritus Raymond Duncan, Robert Getz, Harold Rakov and John Crandall, and professor of communication Floyd Anderson come to Joseph Griffo’s mind. “Not only were they large personalities, but they were able to relate to the students they were teaching,” said Griffo. In Harold Rakov and John Crandall, Griffo remembers men who were able to bring considerable real-world understanding into their classroom discussions. “They brought it down to a micro level,” Griffo said. And Anderson introduced rhetorical theory in a way that enticed the future senator to take more communications courses. Prior to his election to the State Senate, Griffo served as the Oneida County Executive. In 1991, Griffo was elected mayor of his hometown of Rome, NY. He served in that capacity for 11 years — elected three times. Griffo lives in Rome, with his wife Lorraine.
A community leader and an adept researcher — those qualities have carried Antoine M. Thompson to the New York State Senate and distinguished him as a proud Brockport graduate. While at Brockport, Thompson was a dual major in American and African-American history. He credits professors Owen S. Ireland, Department of History, and Felix N. Okoye, Department of African and American History, for helping to prepare him for his most recent endeavor. He also credits the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) and the Collegiate Science Technology and Education Program (CSTEP) with influencing his college experience. Today he fights hard to make sure New York students get the best possible public education. “As a New York State senator I am most proud of my ability to increase funding to public schools,” Thompson said. After Brockport, Thompson studied government and social change at the University of Ghana, West Africa. On January 3, 2007, Thompson was sworn in as New York State Senator for the 60th District, representing parts of Erie and Niagara Counties. When he’s not speaking in front of his political colleagues, Thompson can be heard on Western New York on the Move, a weekly radio broadcast. Thompson is married to Merle Thompson, with two children Deja LaShay and Joseph Antoine Alexander. All five leaders credit their College for preparing them for political success. And all said they’ve enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with other Brockport graduates who are working in many different fields to better their communities.
Joseph E. Robach ’80/’82, Senator, 56th District Life in the political spotlight requires the ability to work with all types of people. Senator Joseph E. Robach developed that skill, while earning his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Brockport. “Not only did I profit from Brockport academically but, also socially… The variety of people attending Brockport helped me appreciate the diversity of New York state and helped to prepare me for my tenure in the State Legislature,” Robach said. Senator Robach is the New York State Senate representative for the 56th Senatorial District, which encompasses the towns of Greece, Brighton, Parma and most of the City of Rochester. Before his election to the Senate, Robach served as an Assemblyman for 11 years, filling the seat vacated by the passing of his father, Roger Robach. With political service in his family, Robach had a desire to serve at a young age. However, he credits Brockport’s master’s in public administration program for solidifying that desire. “I am the most proud of earning a reputation for being an accessible, community-oriented legislator with the ability to relate to a diverse constituent base. My experience at Brockport helped me earn this reputation,” Robach said. “Brockport provided me with a solid foundation for a career in public service.” Senator Robach is married to Anna (Delano). The Robach’s, who live in Greece, have three children — Lindsay, Rachel and Roger.
New York State Capitol, Albany, NY, where five Brockport alumni proudly serve the people of New York.
is This Man’s Full-time Job
By Virginia E. Campbell ’89/’96
to toe with me and made me what I am. There also were Dick St George (Richard St George, professor of theatre), Gary Musante (lecturer), and other wonderful people who I looked up to, including Dr. Bakshi (Sri Ram Bakshi, professor of theatre) and Clyde Morgan (professor of dance). I have so much respect for them all. And I have a lot of love. A lot of love. “I believe a mentor isn’t necessarily someone who is assigned to you, but is someone who sees you from a distance and is there along the way to help you up, give you a pat on the back; they’re there at the right time. These people always were there for me. When I was in College, I had taken one of Dr. Cho’s tests. I got a 72 on it. When I went in and talked to him about it, I told him I had worked very hard studying for the test. His reply was, ‘Obviously not hard enough.’ He wasn’t budging. He wasn’t going to change that grade. He knew that I had given him only 72 percent of me that day. I can’t walk into a classroom today and give just 72 percent to those kids. They’re brilliant. They know when you’re there 100 percent.” Glover understands the connection between storytelling, teaching and learning important lessons, a craft that has been handed down from generation to generation, and is as important in today’s electronic age as it was before the innovation called movable type. “I want to take storytelling and make it a part of formal education. I am doing a program I call “Scales and Tales,” which is all about animals. I tell the story and then my associate brings in all the creatures that I’ve talked about. “I want to make an impact on children. Show them the beauty of theatre. Teach them about the stuff that’s inside of them and lessons in life — how to live a balanced life, and about work and self discipline. I want to help teach them universal truths by example,” said Glover. Glover is passionate about his life’s calling, and about his family. He and wife Kimberly make their home in the Rochester area with daughter Madeleine, now six. “I met Kim when I was doing a presentation at a conference. When I saw her walk into the room, I went ‘wow.’ I flirted with her the whole time I was presenting, to the point that someone said, ‘Should you really be flirting with that lady over there?’ I said ‘Is it that obvious?’ and Kim’s face turned red, and she said ‘Yes, it is that obvious. You’ve been hitting on me the whole time.’ But then she told me that she had changed the workshop she had planned to attend that day so she could come to mine. So I guess that makes us even.” It’s easy to see that Glover is happy with who he is and what he is doing with his life. He’s giving back — and in a big way. He says, “If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing.”
For Kenneth “Tiny” Glover ’87, having the chance to spend his days enjoying the laughter and spontaneity of children was something that seemed just too good to be true. Today, however, the professional storyteller, teaching artist and stand-up comedian is doing just that — making child’s play his full-time job. Glover performs at elementary and middle schools, on college campuses, and in clubs throughout the US and Canada. “I get to work with children every day and hang out with them and laugh. The arts create a level playing field that helps children who may be struggling academically. I can identify with this because it was theatre that got me through high school and then college,” said Glover. Besides his in-person presentations and work with children, Glover has sunk his roots deep into the publishing business, founding Out of the Woods Productions, which currently includes the publishing of children’s books, videos, DVDs and CD-ROMs. While at Brockport, Glover majored in theatre and minored in the College’s arts for children program. He remembers how he first learned about Brockport’s theatre program. He was a student at the of the Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) when he met Gisela Fritzsching, a member of the Brockport faculty who had brought a group of Brockport students to perform at FLCC. “She was phenomenal. She did an improvisational workshop with her students, and this had followed right on the heels of some children’s theatre that I had done. She told me about a program in which I could do drama for children. That’s all I had to hear. The next thing I new, I was headed for Brockport.” said Glover. Glover attributes his professional and personal success to what he received from the faculty in the Department of Theatre. “This program has gotten me to where I am today. I would go to schools with Gisela when she presented workshops. It felt incredible. When I graduated, I started getting involved in arts programs throughout the Rochester area, all because of Gisela and Dr. Cho (Oh Kon Cho, professor of theatre) who was very much about discipline and working hard. He stayed on me, stood toe 62
Brockport Alumnus and Heat Things Up in Valley of the Sun rewards risk-taking and doesn’t punish failure,” said Casap who was on campus last spring to talk to students about their career and life options. He also was on campus to discuss Google Apps for Education with the Brockport technology team. “I’m here to talk about the benefit of using Google Apps for Education as a technology solution for all students. I was responsible for helping Arizona State University launch Google Apps. Now, they’re saving $500,000 a year.” At Google, typical work attire is jeans, t-shirts and flip-flops. “It’s not how you dress, but what you know. We like to say that you don’t need to wear a suit to be serious,” said Casap. “Google is a flat organization that believes organizations should be run from the bottom up. Google is run by project teams, and we don’t need a lot of top-down management because most of our teams are self directed and self managed,” said Casap. Google believes that two heads are better than one, so most Google offices have open floor plans where employees are encouraged to collaborate and help each other. “It’s such a great place to work and yes, part of why is because of all the benefits and perks you hear about, but more importantly, there’s just so much excitement from working in a room with some of the most intelligent people you’ll ever meet. This is what keeps you always at the top of your game,” remarked Casap. Google’s famous perks include free food and shuttle service, medical services, dry cleaning, massage appointments and haircuts on campus. Casap, the father of two — a daughter, Elaine, age 14, and William, age six — grew up in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, the child of a single mom. “I try to instill the same character in my own children that my mom worked to instill in me.” Others have inspired Casap to strive for the best that life has to offer and to strive to offer life the best he has to give. At Brockport, Stephen Ullman, professor of political science and international studies, also had a major influence in developing Casap’s belief system. “Dr. Ullman encouraged me to apply to Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, but at that time I didn’t have the same confidence in my abilities that Dr. Ullman did. So I didn’t pursue that path. Now I know that if I had taken that path, it would have worked for me. Even so, the confidence that Dr. Ullman had in me has served me well. “The most important thing faculty can do for their students is to give them an environment in which they can find their own voice. I remember how I enjoyed debating with Billy Reed (professor of communication emeritus) and with all my teachers. I really enjoyed the intellectual challenge. It helped me to learn what it is that I am passionate about. The grades I earned didn’t mean as much to me as did the opportunity to engage in lively debate. At Google, I’ve found a place where I can be this passionate self I learned how to be at Brockport,” said Casap.
Jaime Casap ’87/’91 at his desk at Google, Inc., where he works with fellow “Googlers,” as they like to call themselves.
Originally, Jaime Casap ’87/’91 wanted to fix government. Today, he works for Google Inc. and is trying to fix how people and organizations search and use the Internet. “At Google, we’re changing people’s lives. I recently heard a report on NPR (National Public Radio) on adoption. A woman was talking about how she used Google to keep track or her daughter’s academic and sports career. She said that Google changed her life,” said Casap. Following his time at Brockport where he earned undergraduate degrees in communication and political science, he accepted a scholarship from Arizona State University where he earned a master’s in public administration. He returned to New York and was a member of former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo’s administration, working to fix the broken welfare system. Today, Casap, along with fellow Googlers, as they’re called, is working on some of the world’s most challenging computer science problems. In addition, Casap is a faculty associate at Arizona State University where he teaches graduate classes on organizational development, leadership and innovation, and where he recently received the honor of Faculty Associate of the Year. As a project manager and one of the office leads, Casap focuses on everything from managing complex engineering projects to helping maintain the Google culture in the Phoenix, AZ office. He also is responsible for the office’s public relations, community development and cultural affairs. It’s his job to help build and maintain the Google culture within the organization, which encompasses the idea that employees are encouraged to “live out loud” by participating in open debates. “Google is a company that 27
Holding Vigil More than 250 Brockport students, faculty and staff gathered at a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those who lost their lives during the Virginia Tech tragedy.
the most amazing French student ever. Meanwhile, I had probably told her I was married to my brother. Whenever I passed Madame on campus she called me by name and tried to get me to speak French. She encouraged my stumbling attempts and didn’t mind when I changed to English. I moved on and on to upper-level classes, and I was very serious in my work though it didn’t matter a hoot if I got an “A.” But wow, I was a student on this campus! What ho! The beginning of hokie. On Monday, April 16, I was still at home when I heard there had been a shooting on campus. School wasn’t yet closed, but I had decided it was best not to go. My little friend Stephanie (I call all my classmates my little friends because they are so much younger), called and said she didn’t think we should go to class. I told her I had already called in and that students would most likely stay home. I think by now we knew of the second shooting, and Stephanie, who is also vice president of the French Club, said she had looked up what classes were in Norris. When she said Madame was in class there, I knew Madame had not fared well. I just knew. For the next 36 hours I worried and asked about her. But no one yet knew names. We later knew for sure the French class had had victims. The president of the French Club kept in close touch with us all, but whenever I asked about Madame, he just said he had not yet heard. For a while this was true. Just before the convocation, Stephanie got to me in person and told me Madame had died. And then we went to the convocation with all the French professors and our classmates. The professors seemed to be more concerned with the students than themselves. We all felt hollow but kept it together by being together. The town intertwines. Truly. Zero degree of separation is only slightly exaggerated. Wanda’s daughter sits next to Sylvie in class. They are just little girls dealing with the incomprehensible. This is just one story in a town so tiny that if you have three friends you ultimately know everyone. Most of us have turned off the news. We are gathering and remembering with each other and anyone who is here. The special thing about being in this town is that it makes you a Hokie. To see that my alma mater is thinking of us matters. To think I have been so lucky to study in both places! In December, I will have the papers that say I am a Hokie. By virtue of living here, I now know I never needed them. Thank you all for thinking of us. We are really sore on the inside and that will last a bit. We will heal. We are the Hokie Nation and you are a part of that.
Hokie Proud Shortly following the Virginia Tech tragedy, Mike Andriatch ’85, executive director of alumni relations and major projects, received the following e-mail, which is printed here with the permission of the author. The letter speaks for itself, and needs no further introduction from the editor of Kaleidoscope. For no particular reason, immediately after graduation, I moved to Blacksburg, VA. In the 20 years I have been here, I have worked for Virginia Tech for the Alumni Association, in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), and Safety Performance Solutions. From the moment I set foot in this town I was gobsmacked by the unity and spirit. Whoa! I wanted to be a Hokie. Ultimately, I married a Hokie. In 2003 I was tired of being what I called a “Hokie-in-Law.” I transferred my entire journalism degree from Brockport and enrolled at Virginia Tech as a French major. I had minored in French in Brockport and was rather enamored with Dr. Petit (Bernard “Bernie” Petit, professor emeritus, foreign languages), and as a transfer student it really wouldn’t take me that many classes to finish the major. It didn’t matter anyway. I would just take a class at a time as a sort of hobby — all to become a Hokie. My first semester was in Intermediate French. I didn’t need to take it because it had transferred, but the 20-year gap hindered me. My professor was Madame Jocelyn Couture-Nowak. She was so striking. I was secretly glad I wasn’t older than she was. Going to school with 18-year olds was a bit disconcerting. Yikes, I started just after my 20-year high school reunion. On the second day of class, I called Madame beforehand to tell her I hadn’t done my work, because the bookstore didn’t yet have our books. I was all stirred up and crazy she would think I was not a good student. “No, no, no,” she said. “This is the same for all the students.” She kindly put up with my intensity and encouraged me to continue. Midway, another friend and I realized we had Madame in common. Wanda’s second daughter went to school with Madame’s daughter Sylvie. We all met Sylvie because one day she had to come to class. We loved having this little one correct our French. At the elementary school carnival, I delighted in using French to introduce Madame and Sylvie to my husband. She nodded to me as if I were
So sincerely, Susan Bixler, ’87 Virginia Tech Class of 2007 Hokie Proud 8
Kristen Clark Inducted into JP Morgan Chase Basketball Tournament Hall of Fame When The College at Brockport aluma Kristen Clark ’03 stepped to the podium at the 2008 JP Morgan Chase Scholarship Basketball Tournament dinner in January to accept her place as the newest member of the JP Morgan Chase Tournament Hall of Fame, everyone listened closely to learn if she would share the secret to her success both on and off the court. They weren’t disappointed. The business administration major shared how she had grown up with a basketball in her hands, and how her experience at Brockport changed her attitude toward basketball and life. At Brockport, she was a leader for the Golden Eagles (1999-2003) and named SUNYAC Player of the Year, earning Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Honorable Mention All-America status. Clark also was honored at the dinner as one of the top scorers and rebounders to play in the week-long event with athletes from eight Rochester area colleges and universities as they prepared for the Chase Tournament, the largest and longest running NCAA Division III basketball tournament in the country. Clark holds a master’s in sport management (California University, PA ’07) and is head softball coach, an adjunct faculty
in the Physical Education Department and academic advisor at Genesee Community College. —KV
Kristen Clark ‘03 (right) celebrates her induction into the JP Morgan Chase tournament Hall of Fame with The College at Brockport head women’s basketball coach Michele Carron ‘86.
Alumnus and Assistant Coach to Lead Brockport Baseball Justin Beach ’03 takes over a baseball program that has emerged as one of the top teams in the region, including an appearance in the 2004 Division III College World Series and a six-year run of qualifying in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tournament. He succeeds Mark Rowland ’95 as head coach. At Brockport, Beach captained the Golden Eagles to a then school-
record 31 wins as a senior outfielder. He accepted a position as a graduate assistant in the Department of Physical Education and Sport and earned his master’s in athletic administration. He has coached the team for the past four seasons, helping them to a 108-64 record, four appearances in the SUNYAC Tournament and a trip to the College World Series. At age 26, Beach becomes one of the youngest NCAA baseball coaches in the country. “Justin has been a great asset to the baseball program for the past six years as a player and assistant coach. I am sure he will continue the success of the program,” said Director of Athletics Lin Case. “I am honored to have the opportunity to take over the Brockport baseball program and am looking forward to building on the team’s recent tradition of success,” said Beach.
Football Moves to New Jersey Athletic Conference The Golden Eagles are leaving the Atlantic Central Football Conference (ACFC), making the jump to the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) with a guaranteed nine-game conference slate and an available automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament to the conference championship. The Golden Eagles open their 2008 season at home September 6 against NJAC opponent William Paterson. Homecoming Weekend, October 4, the team faces off against Rowan. The final game of the season will be at home November 15 when Brockport entertains Buffalo State in the annual I-90 Bowl. For the season schedule, visit www.brockport.edu/athletics. —KV
Football coach Rocco Salomone’88
The College at Brockport is Going
• $ 50,000 through a no-cost contract in which the College is reimbursed on a kilowatt hour basis for our response to electrical curtailment requests (actual or test) of approximately $12,000 per year.
These funds are in turn used for various capital improvement or major repair projects, further reducing the College’s energy consumption. Performance Contracting Some additional little-known facts: • The College leverages the energy costs avoided in projects that have an energy conservation component. • Annual avoided energy costs are used to immediately fund additional conservation projects with payback financed over time. • Processes, including financing and overhead processes, are financially “neutral” or provide a positive payback in cost avoidance to the campus. • Current projects leverage $8.5 million of funded capital projects into $12.1 million of facilities improvements.
Brockport colors have always been green and gold; but now, the College is raising its standard even higher. With growing concerns about depleting natural resources and global warming, conservation has become everyone’s concern. Addressing its own concern for the environment, the College continues to look for opportunities to conserve the earth’s limited resources, cut pollution and reduce energy costs. That’s why the College is reducing the number and size of some publications, and distributing electronic versions of others, including the 2005-2006 Annual Report. By going electronic with the Annual Report, the College saved tens of thousands of dollars in publishing and mailing costs, and, more importantly, will save 16,250 pounds of paper — more than 200 trees — for just this one publication!
Additional benefits gained from the College’s energy program, include: • Improved facility reliability, particularly in heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. • Reduction in future capital costs. • Better quality of life for the campus community. • Reduced maintenance demands for equipment breakdowns. • Environmental improvements.
The 2005 – 2006 Annual Report is published online for your review at www.brockport.edu/alumni/RollofDonors/. Grants, Rebates and Incentives to Improve Energy Efficiency There are numerous other actions being taken by the College to reduce energy costs and help preserve the environment, including the College’s Energy Conservation Program, which focuses on reducing energy costs by making capital improvements to buildings campus wide.
Faculty and Students Park and Walk Brockport’s second annual week-long Walk/Bike Brockport event last April encouraged students, faculty and staff commuters to give their cars a rest, and walk or bike to school and/or work. Participants parked in designated parking areas and walked/biked to campus or walked/biked from home if they live close enough. Along the way, they stopped at one of the on-campus or village check-in stations and obtained a raffle ticket. Those participating in the event at least three days during the week were included in a raffle to win one of a variety of prizes donated by local merchants. The event promoted good health practices with increased exercise, and the reduction of ozone-depleting gases by reducing the burning of fossil fuels by car engines.
The College at Brockport has been awarded $580,000 in just the past few years, including:
• $ 290,000 in Petroleum Overcharge Restitution (POCR) funds, which are being used to assist in financing major energy efficiency projects. • $241,000 in New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) incentives for costs of installing highly energy efficient equipment and systems. 10
Letter from Mary Worboys-Turner “I can’t know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.” — Ralph Abernathy, Civil Rights Activist Dear Alumni and Friends,
to their communities, multiplying the impact of your gift many times over. Your decision to give to The College at Brockport has the potential to improve the quality of life for all. It is with sincere gratitude that I extend my thanks on behalf of the Foundation, the College and our students for your continued generosity. By taking on a leadership role with your philanthropy, you do indeed hold the future in your hands. The 2006-2007 Roll of Donors, on the following pages, lists the College’s supporters. On behalf of all of the alumni, volunteers, faculty, staff and students, we say, thank you!
As I reflect on the enthusiastic philanthropy we have experienced at the Brockport Foundation over the past year, I am reminded of a quote by Civil Rights leader, Ralph Abernathy, “I can’t know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.” You, committed friends, hold the future of The College at Brockport and the lives that are transformed here. This year, 5,724 generous donors contributed more than $1.8 million in private support to the College. Your continued investment enables scholarships, program enhancements, academic enrichment and so much more, allowing us to keep our promise to provide a high quality, multi-dimensional education to all of our talented and engaged students. Your reasons for giving are as diverse as our student body, but the impact of your generosity is singular. Not only do our students benefit, but our region also is strengthened and enriched by the commitment, discipline and integrity our alumni bring
Mary Worboys-Turner Chair, Brockport Foundation Board
Hunter Institute on Young Children Established Gift Supports the Study of Early Childhood Education
school and elementary school teachers face daily. “We purposely funded this Institute with a CRT and a CGA so we can be involved in its inception and growth while guaranteeing its long term future and success” said Wil Hunter. “Young children will benefit greatly thanks to the generosity of Wil and Judy Hunter,” said President John R. Halstead. “We hope the work of the Institute will result in a better understanding of how young children learn and how to help them in the classroom. Pre-school education is critically important to a child’s future. If we can teach young children to be comfortable in the classroom, they will gain significant self esteem and will be able to accomplish virtually any goal they set for themselves, academically, physically and socially,” said Judy Hunter, a preschool teacher for 20 years at the Ogden (NY) Community Christian Pre-School until her retirement in 1999. Judy is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1965. Wil Hunter has been a member of The Brockport Foundation Board since 1990, serving as its chairman from 2001 to 2003. He is the retired president and CEO of Optem, a Rochester-based custom optical instrument design and manufacturing company he co-founded in 1984 following a 19-year career with Bausch and Lomb Inc.
President John R. Halstead celebrated the new Hunter Institute on Young Children, made possible by the generosity of Willard and Judith Hunter, and announced Kathleen Peterson-Sweeney as the director of the new institute. From left: John R. Halstead, Wil Hunter, Judith Hunter, Kathleen Peterson-Sweeney and Christine Murray, dean, School of Professions.
Pre-school aged children will be the benefactors of the newly established Hunter Institute on Young Children at The College at Brockport. Established with both a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) and a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) from Willard and Judith Hunter, the Institute will focus on the numerous issues that pre-
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Honor Roll of Donors Brockport Benefactors Lifetime Giving Brockport Circle ($1,000,000 +) Heil Brockway Society ($500,000 - $999,999) Anonymous Ernest C. Hartwell Society ($250,000 - $499,999) Anonymous Intel Corporation Donald M. Tower Society ($100,000 - $249,999) Anonymous John Bentinck-Smith Charitable Lead Trust Brockport Auxiliary Service Corporation Marguerite Hare Browne ‘44 Harry Caulfield Eastman Kodak Company Archie ‘52 and Joan Butmore ‘51 Freitas Fletcher * and Alice Garlock Vira Hladun-Goldmann ‘58 Janie H. Hill ‘85 Willard and Judith Hunter M&T Charitable Foundation Rose L. Strasser * Sun Microsystems Inc. Alvin F. and Ruth K. Thiem Foundation Robert E. O’Brien Society ($50,000 - $99,999) Anonymous Ella P. Ashworth ‘33 * Herbert Bailey George ‘63 and Mary Lamonica ‘56 Bauer Brockport Student Government Ann Donavin ’42 * Dorthea Deitz Scholarship Fund R. Scott Flieger ‘77 Friars Foundation Lawrence O. ‘71 and Jean Gostin H. Larry and Dorothy Humm IBM Corporation Earl and Mary Cosgrove ‘61 Ingersoll Michael and Dawn Jones JP Morgan Chase John and Kathleen Kutolowski Donald Leffler Estate of Richard Maxwell MBNA America/ Bank of America J. Emory Morris Kazumi Nakano
Martin Rogers (Sue Edmunds) Sabin Metal Corporation SirsiDynix John Summers Stephen and Marcia Ullman Betty J. Watson ’46 * WHEC TV-10 Marguerite Hare Browne Society ($20,000 - $49,999) Alliance with the Medical Society of the County of Monroe Alpha Alpha Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International William and Monika Andrews Anonymous (2) Betsy Ann Balzano Nancy Barbour Daniel ‘76 and Dale Taylor ‘76 Bernstein Nicholas Billotti ‘73 Robert Boozer * Walter Brautigan ‘63 Henry and Marian * Bretton Robert ‘72 and Ruth Conrad Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation Davenport Hatch Foundation Inc. Orlo Derby Judith Desfosses Daniel ‘79 and Priscilla Donovan Helmut ‘63 and Sandra Forno ‘64 Eichhorn Thomas Gosdeck ‘73 Linda Hazel Lucinda H. Hill * James Henion David and Gwendolyn Hoffberg James ‘86 * and Patricia Keeler Key Bank N.A. Christopher Leichtweis ‘83 Alfred and Marilyn ‘47 Mahlman Liberty Mutual John Lindberg ‘57 Jack Spates Oklahoma Gold Wrestling Camp Jacques and Dawn Lipson Jasco Tools Inc. Jennifer Lloyd ‘87 Patrick S. Madama ‘77 Gloria Mattera ‘52 * McCue Memorial Foundation Milne Family Foundation Eugene ‘53 and Mary Orbaker
Paychex Inc. George M. ‘54 and Rosa A. Rich William and Ann Rock Alva and Irene Rivera de ‘74 Royston Raymond C. * and Theresa Shaheen Louis ‘82 and Gene Spiro Thales Optem Inc. Time Warner Cable Tommy Hilfiger Foundation Scott Turner and Mary Worboys-Turner Florence Wage ‘30 * Xerox Corporation Joan C. Young ‘53 * deceased
2006-07 President’s Leadership Circle
President’s Roundtable ($10,000 +) Anonymous (2) George W. ’63 and Mary Lamonica ’56 Bauer Nicholas E. Billotti ‘73 Brockport Student Government The Donald F. and Maxine B. Davison Foundation Vira Hladun-Goldmann ‘58 Estate of Chrystal G. Hoffman ’39 Donald E. Leffler M&T Charitable Foundation John and Diane Paganelli Alvin F. and Ruth K. Thiem Foundation Joan Kelly Young ‘53 1867 Society ($5,000 – $9,999) The American Gift Fund Anonymous (2) Herbert S. Bailey Betsy Ann Balzano Henry and Marian * Bretton Brockport Auxiliary Service Corporation Albert W. and Marjorie Brown Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation The Friars Foundation Thomas J. Gosdeck ‘73 John and Kathy Halstead Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation Judith P. and Willard W. Hunter Charitable Fund JP Morgan Chase John G. Lindberg ‘57
Jacques M. and Dawn Lipson The Milne Family Foundation Josephine Moroney Kazumi Nakano Eugene ’53 and Mary Orbaker Lynn H. and Anne Hruska ’ 82 Parsons Schwab Charitable Fund StudyAbroad.com WHEC TV-10 LLC Robert S. Zimmer ‘47 Scholars Society ($2,500 - $4,999) Anonymous Robert D. Baden ‘79 Walter F. Brautigan ‘63 Marguerite Hare Browne ‘44 CATCO John J. Chelonis The Chickering Group Cold Spring Construction Company Robert ’72 and Ruth Conrad Judith A. Desfosses ExxonMobil Foundation William C. Frank ‘93 Willard and Judith Hunter Earl G. and Mary Cosgrove ’61 Ingersoll Christopher P. Leichtweis ‘83 J. Emory Morris Niagara National Inc. Presbytery of Genesee Valley Inc. Bruce Redman and Nancy Redman-Furey George ’54 and Rosa Rich Kilian J. & Caroline F. Schmitt Foundation Jack Spates Oklahoma Gold Wrestling Camp Louis ’82 and Gene Spiro The Peckham Family Foundation Upstate Council of Engineers Founders Society ($1,000 - $2,499) Advance Testing Co. Inc. Agape Physical Therapy Services PC American Legion Auxiliary Bill and Monika Andrews J. Scott Atkinson ‘82 Patricia Ellis Baker ‘61 Barnes & Noble College Bookstores Barrett Paving Materials Inc. Richard T. Bell Jr. Margaret B. Blackman Ted Bondi ‘51 David M. Browne
Genevieve Schillinger ’46 Buckler Walter E. Cain ‘57 Greg ’67 and Jill Frost ’70 Campbell Cannon Design Chaintreuil Jensen Stark Architects LLP Crane-Hogan Structural Systems Inc. D.A. Collins Construction Company Inc. Harrison Davis ‘69 Lorraine B. Dean Delaney Construction Corporation Thomas C. Diederich ‘63 Jeffrey L. DiStephano Daniel J. ’79 and Priscilla Donovan Harvey A. Dorfman ‘57 W. Raymond and Ute ’78 Duncan Eastman Kodak Gordon Eggleston ‘51 Harold ’51 and Norma Murray ’52 Emmerson Enterprise Rent-A-Car The Lifetime Healthcare Companies Moira A. Fallon Richard and Joan Sineti ’79 Fenton Larry Flood ‘85 Paul D. Fortner ‘93 Gregg ’79 and Jean Zuberer ’79 Frankel Archie ’52 and Joan Butmore ’51 Freitas Fuller O’Brien Insurance Alice W. Garlock Mary Ann Fauls ’73 Giglio Joseph Gigliotti Robert W. Gill ‘68 Glenn Goldberg ‘80 Donald H. Greene ‘63 John Halsey Warren ‘57 and Maryann Hewes Bill ‘61 and Hanny Greiner ’62 Heyen David L. Hoffberg Terrence ’72 and Avis Wagner ’80 Hooper James J. Horn William ’80 and Lauren Hunter Marc and Ann Iacona O. Steve Ireland Dr. Jeanne M. Jacobson ‘73 Roxanne and John Johnston Susan Huston Jones ‘77 Benita M. Jorkasky Andrew and Sandra Kaldor Manmadharao and Mary Kasaraneni Kendall Hunt Publishing Co. Mary Hechtel Khunger ‘87
LIUNA Local 435 Lancaster Development Inc. Landsman Development Corporation Christopher Leone ‘98 Elaine Leshnower ‘61 W. Bruce Leslie Martin S. Lindauer Jenny Lloyd ‘87 Marage Trucking Inc. Julia Markusen Robert and Frances Marx Joseph and Sarah Mason Mayzon Corporation McCue Memorial Foundation Media Networks Inc. Merck and Company Inc. Christine Murray Stephen ’69 and Kathy Gregory ’73 Nash Charles H. Nesbitt ‘74 Brian J. Petraitis ‘73 Joan M. Pfeifer ‘51 Daniel and Margaret Robinson ’57 Preska Procter & Gamble Fund Philip and Amy Puchalski Jean Lyon ’51 Ransley Michael D. Rapalje ‘63 George and Norma Rentsch Calvin and Margaret ’74 Rich Rochester Area Community Foundation Rochester General Hospital Jane Romal Frankie and Norman Scott Theresa Shaheen Sigma Theta Tau International Slate Hill Constructors Inc. Melvin ’53 and Helen Fabi ’55 Smagorinsky Michael P. Sondow ‘81 Eugene H. Spafford ‘79 Staples Greg Stephany ‘89 Thalle Industries Inc. The Landing at Brockport James A. Tobin ‘71 Scott Turner and Mary Worboys-Turner
UCC Constructors Inc.
University of Rochester John and Maxine Van de Wetering Betty Delano Vary ’36 Michael G. Whelan ‘77 Joseph P. Winnick Ronald ’83 and Michelle Littlefield ’83 Winnie Woodside Granite Industries Inc. Deans Circle ($500 - $999) A.L. Blades & Sons Inc. Advantage Professionals Michael ’85 and Katie ’93 Andriatch Anonymous (2) Stuart Appelle
Peter Arras ‘63 Virginia Bacheler Brenda Ulrich Beal ‘60 Becker Professional Review Morris and Carol Beers Carol J. Belden Robert H. Bentley ‘70 Raymond Berruti ‘44 John and Helena Megyesi ’05 Boersma Bon Ton Melva L. Brown Arden Bucholz Buffalo Crushed Stone Inc. Mary Buggie-Hunt ‘96 Rockne E. Burns Byrne Dairy C&S Engineers Inc. Cynthia V. Cable Callanan Industries Inc. Cardona & Sons Inc. Linda J. Case ‘89 Ronald A. Clark ‘54 Clark Patterson Associates Flor Colon Bob Confer ‘96 Edward and Jeanette D’Agostino ’53 Banker Joyce Harper Dahrsnin ‘53 Ralph DeSantis ‘83 Frank Dolan ‘01 Domino’s Pizza Thomas and Bernice Doring Joseph G. Doser ‘51 Richard C. Edgett ‘73 Charles R. Edwards Elderlee Inc. Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Estate of Mary Joan Allen Fair 21 Inc. Frank Famiano ‘83 Mary Kallen Fessenden ‘73 Joyce Dehaan and Jerry Fisher David ’74 and Leslie Foxen James Fradenburg ‘90 Karen Francis ‘88 Robert ’96 and Linda Jensen ’95 Franklin Ruth A. Garis Kathleen Heuseveldt Groves ‘70 Don ’80 and Diana ’81 Hallenbeck Gregory Hansen ‘74 Arthur Hatton Susan C. Hawkes Helen Hemmer Thomas ’81 and Beth Henderson Marion T. Hill Hudson River Construction Company Inc. Frank and Jean Karley ’65 Iacovangelo IUOE Local No 545 Charitable Foundation Dennis Jarvis ‘71 James A. Johnson Jr. ‘97 Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
Johnston Paper Dr. Dawn M. Jones Marge Josephson ‘77 Bernard and Emilie Schmidt Kane Caren E. Katz ‘81 John and Lynn Keiser Rhett A. King ‘78 Steven B. Lewis ‘06 M&T Investment Group Bhim and Raj Madan Christopher and Carleen Madden Eugene G. Maier ‘57 Joseph ’67 and Maryann Keating ’67 Maresco Robert ’69 and Nancy Beatty ’69 Marino John Martellucci ‘75 Nick and Roseanne Mascari Diane Maurer Julie May ‘87 Merrill Lynch & Company Foundation Inc. Murray and Betty Miller Grace Westphal ’40 Milton Gary and Claire Dean Mis William G. Murphy Susannah Newman Sara Eilola ’93 Niemeyer Lois Niland Nixon Peabody LLP Oakgrove Construction Inc. Ken and Diane O’Brien Olga Korn ’50 Pace Pepsi Bottling Company Erma Ornce ’53 Pettis Anne Pollack ‘76 Jeffrey ’75 and Maryellen Parnell ’81 Post Pratt Brothers Inc. Paul J. Purfield ‘74 Margaret Callahan Rappleye ‘73 Roberts Communications Inc. Bill and Ann Rock Grant Sackel ‘82 Andrew Bruce Schlageter ‘47 Karen Schuhle-Williams ‘84 Louise M. Scudieri ’87, CRNA, MS Francis Short Ralph and Harriet ’85 Sisson Howard J. Skogman Gregory S. Smith ‘74 Joan Z. Spade Amy Buongiorne Stamp ‘89 Arline Stephany Sheila M. Strong ‘01 Ginny L. Studer SUNY Brockport Recreational Services SUNY Brockport Residential Life Ira H. Sweet ‘57 Sysco Food Services, Syracuse The Fort Miller Company Inc. Thomson Financial Time Warner Telecom Transit Construction Inc.
Patricia E. Tuttle ‘79 John L. Vlogianitis ‘95 Philip R. West ‘81 Mark Wishman Green and Gold Circle ($300 - $499) Thomas C. Abraham ‘86 Lew Adams Jean Cooper ’56 Adams Mark R. Aesch ‘88 John A. Andrus ‘78 Apogee Telecom Inc. Cathy Stempel ’75 Appleby AVI Foodsystems Inc. Lou ’49 and Virginia Albanese ’49 Avino B. Giambrone & Company Inc. David K. Bagley Elizabeth A.C. Bay ‘55 Scott K. Beatty ‘87 Deborah A. Birkins ‘81 The Bonadio Group Ronald J. Bopp Daniel Borrero Jr. ‘85 Ronald ’56 and Anne O’Shea ’61 Broadbent Brockport Rotary Club Paul D. Buck ‘50 Canandaigua Wine Company AJ and KC Castelbuono Edward ’73 and Margaret ’92 Cavalier Eileen Claffey Nancy Clemm Joseph ’79 and Nicolina Colosi ’80 Trilling Paul D. Craddock ‘62 Jeff ’74 and Sue Hurley ’74 Crane Jacqueline E. Davis Margaret Requa ’73 DeFrancisco DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP Patricia A. Desmond ‘66 Rhonda K. Devan ‘02 Colleen T. Donaldson ‘77 William H. Dresnack Bob Driscoll ‘58 Mary A. Edson ‘62 Ralph Eisenmann Garth Fagan James E. Fatula Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund Christine Cook Florence ‘84 Joseph and Claire Franek H. James Gauvreau ‘54 Mary Lee Geisel ‘78 SUNY Geneseo Study Abroad Office Tim Gilbert Alexander ’82 and Barbara Michels ’83 Giovanniello Greece Rotary Foundation Inc. Toys “R” Us Marketing Department David C. Harris ‘90 Bob and Mary Peer ’53 Hastings
James and Carol ’94 Haynes Craig and Dona Hazen Frederick J. Holbrook Barbara Geise ’52 Holmes HSBC Philanthropic Programs ING Baring John ’67 and Donna Izzo Joe and Angelique Johnston Susan D. Jones ‘82 Joseph and Janice Kandor Fred ’67 and Cheryl March ’67 Kohut Warren ’82 and Heidi Pierson ’02 Kozireski John and Kathleen Kutolowski Mark A. Lacatena ‘87 Teresa Lehr ‘90 M & T Bank Alain F. Maca ‘72 Jose A. Maliekal Andrea D. McClatchie ‘96 John and S. Jean Boyd ’59 McKay Thomas J. Murphy ‘52 Donald F. Murray ‘69 Dr. Harold ’54 and Lorraine Porter ’54 Nash The Notable Corporation Tom and Patricia Nugent Mary Jo Orzech Adedolapo ’88 and Adebusola Oyefeso David and Marjorie ’82 Perlman Dulsie and Flora Perry Prentice Hall Prudential Insurance Company of America Kevin and Pamela Ripellino Robert J. Robine ‘55 Victor J. Rojas and Linda A. Hall Helen Saunders Joseph Scalise ‘66 Kenneth and Mary Jo Schlecht Peter Schmidt ‘72 Kempes and Ann Schnell Brad Schreiber ‘83 Josh Silber ‘93 Gary ’68 and Lori Skoog James Slattery ‘85 Jack ’54 and Carol Smith SUNY Brockport Office of International Education Judith Szustakowski ‘80 Catherine E. Trebino ‘96 George ’51 and Nora Boston ’42 Tripp Dave Turkow ‘73 Claire L VanDenBerghe ‘87 Verizon Communications David ’72 and Marianne ’86 Virgilio James Vlogianitis ‘94 Gene Vogel ‘73 Ben Werzinger ‘98 Marcia Duff ’96 Wieczorek Frank Wojcik Xerox Corporation * deceased
Alumni Contributors ($50 and above)
1944 $5,015 Raised 25% Participation
1950 $2,440 Raised 30% Participation
Note: Dollars raised reflect all giving from the class highlighted. Participation includes all donors, not just those at $50 or more.
Emma Bailey Beaty Raymond Berruti Marguerite Hare Browne Susan Redman Hall Harriett Landy Nolan
1936 $1,125 Raised 16% Participation
1945 $400 Raised 26% Participation
Mary J. Howe M. Josephine Howe Howland Betty Delano Vary
Florence Pilato Burnett Ann Barranco D’Aurelio Beryl Roberts Rockwell (’45-’46) Frank Sacheli
Paul D. Buck William H. Cobbett Thomas V. De Maio Ralph T. Dodge Donald R. Everhart Elton H. Fairbank Charles R. Fiegl Emily Hwiecko France Elizabeth Rickey Gibbons Jean Engel Ingalls Walter J. Kennedy Jean Hebard Lisk Joanna Naruszewicz Loughlin William Margolies Olga Korn Pace Len Stirling Nicholas A. Verzella Howard H. Whatford Janet Tilley Whatford
1937 $230 Raised 14% Participation Buck M. McCormick Millie Wood McCormick 1938 $125 Raised 7% Participation Lois C. Brayer 1939 $270 Raised 15% Participation Helen Mercer Fairand Dorothy Agne Miller Wurster 1940 $590 Raised 8% Participation Grace Westphal Milton 1942 $835 Raised 27% Participation
1946 $1,675 Raised 30% Participation Dorothy B. Breckon Genevieve Schillinger Buckler Doris King Cash Betty M. Chapman Charlotte Garelick Holstein Helen Stubbs Hulse George R. Hunt Ruth Schuchart Blanche C. Toole Josephine Wallin
Bernice Knauss Cobbett Betty Michielsen Pensgen Ann Miller Rasbeck 1949 $1,285 Raised 25% Participation
1952 $2,679 Raised 21% Participation
Charles H. Chase Katherine Baroody Corcoran Marianne Panzer Hunt Marilyn Ryder Mahlmann Andrew Bruce Schlageter Mildred Brewer Van Hoover Robert S. Zimmer
Betty Bolger Castelein Doris Holley Doersam Mary Britton Guthrie Margaret Johnston Klomp Frank T. Lane C. Bruce Lee A. Peter Lo Maglio Marian Schleede Quackenbush Doris Miller Sullivan Nora Boston Tripp
1948 $295 Raised 19% Participation
1943 $725 Raised 37% Participation
Louis F. Avino Virginia Albanese Avino Bernadette H. Bolger Eugene V. Bowers Ann Sinclair Delaney Gwen Jerman Jost Mary Hopkins Kishlar Richard A. Lanson Wanda Romano Rapp Joanne W. Sculli-Grant Gladys Ford Sodoma
Janet Jenkins Fulkerson Barbara Jenner Groom Sylvia Shayler Lewis-Snow Helen McClory Linsler Robert H. McCagg Barbara Newell Shamp Joanna Moone Wilson
1953 $31,731 Raised 30% Participation Harold F. Addley Jr. Ersilia Ambrosi LePore Patricia Hilfiker Arieno Julia Kamvissis Arvans Patricia Dolan Behn Jane Cassata Borrino Roy L. Bubb Catherine Pillitteri Catalino Lucille Faro Clark Jeanette D’Agostino Banker Joyce Harper Dahrsnin John De Felice Dean Dymond Jacqueline Holt Egger A. John Fiorino Mary Peer Hastings Warren R. Heiligman Gerald F. Keating Ace Ketcham Barbara J. Knight Jean Phillips Lyons Donna O’Hern Maytham John F. McCaffrey Stanley D. Nichols Eugene F. Orbaker Erma Ornce Pettis Arletta Griffen Porrazzo Marcia Kaufman Rosenfeld Paul W. Sarbou Grace Reed Sibbald Melvin P. Smagorinsky Barbara J. Stevens Marian Balling Teamerson John P. Toscano Joanne Metzger VanRiper Shirley Smith Wikiera Lawrence D. Wilson Joan Kelly Young
1951 $8,952 Raised 23% Participation Wilma Davis Anderson Anonymous Siri Hammer Bergheim Bruce M. Bibby Ted Bondi Anna Harvey Cassaday Joseph G. Doser Gordon Eggleston Harold G. Emmerson Jean Scheuerle Eschner Dee Sterritt Everhart Joan Butmore Freitas Jean Grehlinger Howell Joan M. Pfeifer Jean Lyon Ransley Jerome J. Reger H. Keith Stott Dr. Lydia Thering Marion Falkenbury Tiller George I. Tripp James F. Vail E. Gordon Van Buren Margaret Veith Wicks
1947 $6,415 Raised 35% Participation
Eugene Kamrass John I. Loughlin Louis Marcantonio Inga-Britt McCue Thomas J. Murphy Betty Tillotson Nasca Arline Brauss Nichols Walter G. Norris Donald W. Parmele Herbert J. Pluschau Norma Kingsley Smith * Elena Decristofaro Wermers
Louis Ciulla Patrick R. Damore David E. Day Evelyn D’Aurizio Del Rosso Dolores Ribas Douglass Norma Murray Emmerson Kenneth Fishell Mary Byrnes Foyle Archie E. Freitas Norma M. Hauserman-Campbell Ruth Petersen Hilfiker Barbara Geise Holmes Nancy Jayne Raymond Jayne
1954 $5,214 Raised 25% Participation Joan Clark Aceto Estelle Y. Baker Lyman A. Bement Joan Taylor Carnie Ronald A. Clark Margaret Klein Fulcher John A. Gagen H. James Gauvreau Allen D. Hall
Rose Ceterski Hathorne Russell G. MacArthur Alice Rose Mahon Christine Gioseffi Mazzarella Jack Mazzarella Harold W. Nash EdD Lorraine Porter Nash David A. Pask George M. Rich Elaine Miller Sanzel William A. Schefter Kathy Keif Seymour Jack Smith Shirley Vaisey Topel Joanne C. Weiskerger * 1955 $3,167 Raised 21% Participation Elizabeth A.C. Bay Richard F. Cavallaro Garnet Cox Joseph J. Del Rosso Esther Howard Hansen Daniel P. Kolesar Peter Madsen William A. Mastin Jr. Art Maynard Roberta Yackel Miller John A. Nelson Mary Ann Abele O’Brien Barbara S. Owen Robert J. Robine Helen Fabi Smagorinsky Susan Dewey Ville 1956 $2,383 Raised 22% Participation Rudy Aceto Jean Cooper Adams Mary Lamonica Bauer Ronald F. Broadbent Vincent J. Cali David M. Cohen Jean Hall Coon Frank J. DiChristina Peter F. Hinchey Charles R. Kristich Nancy L. Lehrer Constance Dusett Liberto Jean Agnello MacArthur Hugh W. Nicol Dorothy Faas Rockwell Dick Seymour Jack Shafer James D. Sudore Arthur R. Winiecki Joy Bell Zang 1957 $14,333 Raised 21% Participation Robert L. Arlington Jack Bansbach Donald A. Barton Walter E. Cain
Gayle F. Conklin Harvey A. Dorfman Warren H. Hewes Helen Murphy Kossuth John G. Lindberg Marilyn Kingsley Madsen Eugene G. Maier Glen M. McGinnis Joyce Siplin McKay Gary J. Miller Theodore Modern James A. Palumbo John F. Pasquariello Margaret Robinson Preska Pat Dewey Shafer Ira Sweet Erna Icken Wedemeyer Rita Perrotta Winiecki Paul H. Winiecki 1958 $84,118 Raised 18% Participation Anonymous Eleanor Handler Bradley David H. Byron James Coe Harold Diamond Joan Skeet DiChristina Bob Driscoll Donald F. Hachten Ann Schuiten Hiemenz Vira Hladun-Goldmann Judith Berry Jennejahn Arthur W. Johnson Frank P. Marino Mabel Facer Matteson Margaret Higgins Mercieca Joann MacBlane Middleton Christine Searles Milne W. William Nicholson Therese O’Brien Gordon V. Pike Martha Jane Schick Nancy Vankouwenberg Syage K. Jack Syage Richard Tom Sheila Gold Weinberger 1959 $1,956 Raised 15% Participation Richard A. Adams Anonymous Joseph A. Bellanca Dale R. Blissett Donald A. Condello Fran Connors George E. Mancuso S Jean Boyd McKay Robert P. Petroline Frederick C. Rockow Barbara Holmes Schnitzer Matthew R. Schnur Jane Church Titterson Harvey A. Weiss
1960 $1,775 Raised 16% Participation Brenda Ulrich Beal Joseph J. Boardman Donald E. Bulmer Monna Madge Carter John P. King Joseph James Pasanella Beryl Hinds Schmid Erna E. Schulz Robert E. Thomas Pinky Smith Tiebout Kathryn Crosby Waible Gene A. White Frank J. Wilhelm Britton D. Wood 1961 $6,363 Raised 16% Participation Patricia Ellis Baker Frank B. Balling Lyle R. Bassage Jean Carney Bassage Joyce A. Betros Carol Vancise Bott Anne O’Shea Broadbent Paul G. Curran Judith Wade Denio Gus E. Galliford Thomas F. Ganley Judith Rossiter Hellam Judith A. Heron Bill Heyen Mary Cosgrove Ingersoll Carl A. Jennejahn Kathryn J. Jewett Elaine Leshnower Nancy Snelling Putnam Ray Scharf Kathy Wethey Schnur Lorraine DiTullio Sparks Robert Sullivan 1962 $3,567 Raised 19% Participation Bette J. Brunish Linda LeRoy Chin Paul D. Craddock Teresa D. Culhane Elmer J. Cuthbertson Adrienne C. Daniels James S. Denio Mary A. Edson Jack Engdahl Sharon Hedrick-Ash Hanny Greiner Heyen Martin J. Hoctor Michael E. Kohut Ella Humphrey Nichols Dorothy Danelorich Nyszczy Ralph T. Orrico Fran Paliwodzinski Bob Paliwodzinski Lou Pennella
Patricia Muisiner Rose William C. Sanford Constance Figliozzi Shelford Emily Radtke Sundstrom Judy Saunders Thomas Jacquelyn Trobia Donald T. Vrooman Faith Holloway Weldon Patricia Katafiaz White 1963 $20,007 Raised 15% Participation Anonymous C. Linda Santiago Argento Peter L. Arras George W. Bauer Nelson H. Beetow Richard Boardman Joyce W. Brantl Walter F. Brautigan Jay DeGrood Thomas C. Diederich Carol Szuba Duffin Peter S. Etu Catherine Torriere Gorman Donald H. Greene Joycelyn Ramming Jennings Tony M. LaMonica Serge Mandrick Raymond J. McGrath Myrna A. McNaboe DuWayne F. Paulick Ellen Goggin Polimeni Carolyn Brigham Pyskaty Michael D. Rapalje Robert J. Rondina Diane Langworthy Santora William A. Schieffelin Donald G. Sweet Michael Weisberg Bob Westcott William Winter 1964 $13,450 Raised 21% Participation Anonymous Don Bartalo Ralph P. Bell Carol Lawrance Brakenbury Joanne Ocello Cordaro Thomas L. Cowan Joseph W. Culhane Jim Cunningham Barbara Hempstead Curran Kathryn Covert Dey Bonnie Becker Dunham Mary Brei Duryea Laura Krause Engdahl Marcia J. Gere Margaret Whitcomb Goodhue Anne M. Hauser Bonnie C. Kane Hank Kasven Mary McCandlish King Dianne Ames LaMonica
TL Mather James McNally Brian P. O’Connell Don H. Osborn Michael S. Pavlovich Herbert L. Pivnick Rorry Gurrieri Romeo Arthur N. Romita Joyce Frederico Rothfuss William M. Santora Patricia Detar Scanlon Becky J. Smith Phyllis McLaren Sommerman Gary L. Stevens Deborah Townsend Kay Van Nostrand Marolyn Piersma Wilson
Gary R. Dross Don Hagreen Sandra Hartwick J. David Heintz Jr. Claire Kniffen Hewitt Denise Lenihan Kendricks Robert J. Kendricks
Laura G. Krauss Steve Linderman David J. Lipani Judy Buchholz Loughlin Robert M. Lynch Teresa Munkert McGuire William R. McGuire
Karen Clicquennoi Miller Sharon Mooney Peris Henry J. Peris Carol Hendrickson Pierpoint Jill M. Rakov George F. Rose Val Sheldon Rossi
1965 $4,270 Raised 18% Participation Stephen B. Beaulieu Lynn Randall Buttner Judith Butler Carrithers C. Thomas Casey Jean J. Ellis Paul J. Faber Harlow D. Fisher Josephine Gangemi Carl E. Glenister Joyce Shipman Green Diana Rech Hertweck William G. Hertweck Ruth O’Brien Houserman Volena Henningsen Howe Jean Karley Iacovangelo Karen Morris Jones Susan Palovich Lawley Bernice Mathis Mahar Ann Krogenas McCrossen Jean Salerno Meisenzahl Barbara Koch Noble Christina A. Piampiano Frank Posato James Quamo Pamela Mitchell Quamo Donna M. Quartaro Miriam Bergen Rouse Ray Samson Robert F. Sepe Barbaranne Sikula Tolomeo Gordon A. Tolomeo Patricia Kunkle Tosi James Tuscher John R. Updyke Carl D. Wheat
Alumni House Renovations The College at Brockport’s Alumni Association recently added a new green lamorite slate roof to its historic Alumni House, thanks to the work and donations of local businesses. And Brockport alumnus Gary Skoog ’65 contributed to the latest round of upgrades by completing the job of painting the exterior of the house. “I wanted to treat the house with appropriate respect,” said Skoog, who owns Skoog Farm in Brockport, NY, and who is experienced in historic home renovation. In 1984, the state gave the title of the building to the Brockport Alumni Association, which has maintained the house over the years. More updates are planned for the future.
Hosting an Event? The Alumni House is Available to Rent The Alumni House, located at 142 Utica Street, is used for Brockport Alumni Association meetings, special events and College meetings. Non-College individuals and groups also may rent the house for functions. If you or your group are interested in renting Alumni House, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (585) 3952451 or visit www.brockport.edu/alumni. “Alumni House serves the needs of our 70,000 alumni around the world, but it also is available for the members of our local community to rent and enjoy. We have hosted hundreds of events over the past decade, all of which contribute to the quality of life in our region,” said Mike Andriatch ’85.
1966 $3,582 Raised 18% Participation Mary Meyer Anderson Richard Anderson Larry H. Bennett Robert H. Berry Jeffrey H. Conklin Maureen Ward Cunningham Patricia A. Desmond
Tony Rossi Maryann Sacher Joseph A. Scalise Ralph E. Shepardson Karen Goodwin Sodoma Herbert W. Trimmer Joyce Carpenter Dunham Wahlig Richard S. Zusman 1967 $5,176 Raised 16% Participation John Alessi Katherine Davin Alessi Bette P. Bailey Jane Erickson Balling Jonathan H. Bell Nancy S. Bell Marcia A. Betlem Gregory H. Campbell Susan Wolff Cesare Alfred G. Chandler Patricia Stevenson Christina Molly Barnum Cigal Had Coughlin Gail DiBartolomeo Dasno Terry J. Dasno Mary E. Duquin John H. Epke Susan Strack Farley David C. Gnage PhD Judith Fedder Heppner John L. Izzo Cheryl March Kohut Fred Kohut Richard E. Kosbab James P. Kraus Frank P. LoTurco Ieva Malmanis Bailey Susan Kwas Maloney Robert W. Mann Maryann Keating Maresco Joe Maresco Kathleen Burns O’Connell Linda M. O’Leary Mary Boothby Pollins Margaret Pringle Raley Anne M. Ray Mark E. Relyea Valerie Angevine Relyea Dominic V. Rossi Hal Rothman Dr. James D. Sculley Paul A. Setter Charles E. Shephard Jr. Ronald L. Sodoma Ann McCormick Sweeting Gary A. Westerfield 1968 $6,420 Raised 15% Participation Linda Berner Adams Lilija Cainaru Anderson Lesley A. Benedusi Rose Parisella Bennett
Jane E. Clark Elaine Mack Cook Frank P. Corso Charles K. Dean Anthony DiCioccio Marjorie J. Ebersole Robert W. Gill Alice Burcyk Gosse Michael P. Herrman Thomas L. Jenison James M. Kinne Rich Kopenski Arthur S. Kroll Thomas J. Lawson Joan Brogan Lindsey Larry Lutz Sandy Macomber Carol Sommer May James May Susan Havens McCabe Jane E. McGuire Sandra Frank Mehlenbacher Larry E. Mosher Patricia Connell Murley James B. Neider Jim Northrup Linda Knolle Patterson Kenneth Pettapiece Valerie Eberhardt Pettapiece Susan Kash Picone Linda Anne Rooker Mary Hart Rutter James P. Sauberan Gary W. Skoog James H. Smith Edward F. Smith Lynn Steltmann Vernon D. Stevens Mary Lou Toglia David J. Tresohlavy Gary R. Tribula Janet Vossler Vargo Joanne Calvano Westcott Aimee Won William R. Wood A. Howard Young Ronni Zudiker Zusman 1969 $7,244 Raised 12% Participation PR Barres Carol Ruzicka Bartholomew David H. Bartholomew Jean Raschiatore Berry Bonnie Heffer Birkahn Gary J. Birkahn William J. Blackstock Willard H. Blaskopf Shirley E. Bowen James Bowling William E. Brooks Marietta Vaccaro Brownlie Terry Thompson Carbone William B. Christina Roseann Internicola Cialella Valerie Miller Cloud Harrison N. Davis
Carolyn Weed Dean * Sue Ann Dohrn Dingee Kathleen M. Donahue Linda M. Edstrom James C. Fallon Beverly Casper Garlipp Craig J. Gilbert Irene Thomson Gilbert Lawrence G. Gilligan Susan Rauch Gilligan Gary P. Gleason Doreen Ritterbandt Goffe Jean F. Gravelle Annie Shure Guenther John P. Heise Ginger Carestio Hoag Robert L. Loughridge Sharon A. Mac Crea Edward G. MacDonald Hope Davis Mann Joseph A. Marafino Robert J. Marino Nancy Beatty Marino Earl Mehlenbacher Delores Garofalo Milner Stephen D. Moxley Donald Murray Stephen E. Nash Richard N. Piller Gary I. Quartararo Roger R. Rhodes Maryanne Shaffer Rood Jim Scott Daniel A. Senkowski John G. Sheehan Cindy Bentley Shepardson Kristine Quetchenbach Smith Shirley Godfrey Smith Gail Panepinto Sommer Richard Sommer Gene M. Spanneut Judy Reig Taylor David J. Trzaskos Jacqueline Hinds Van Dussen D. Gregory Van Dussen James J. Vanzetta
Linda J. Holley Gary L. Johnson James R. Kelly Harvey Kemler Maria Parsons Klee David A. Larrimore Jessie Marvin Lazeroff Thomas Levanduski Harold Ley Marjorie Barlow Martin David L. Miller Jake Minger Coletta Ritter Mitchell Judith Moseley Mullett Mary E. Neville Jeffrey L. Newhouse Robert D. Olczak Nancy Westcott Oshier Dominick Palmo Martin F. Palumbos Charles P. Parker Stephen J. Percassi Paul G. Raynor Terry L. Rich Cheryl Shaul Rose Sidney A. Sall Emily Borck Schwab Wilma L. Sickels Allan S. Silverman Ellen M. Simkulet John W. Skidmore Connie Sommer Patricia Elliott Stevens Dwight M. Stevens Timothy Van Cleef Elaine C. Vella Ronald E. Wilson Frank A. Zona 1971 $7,369 Raised 12% Participation Anonymous (3) Vincent Bonetti Robert O. Bull Jeanne Levin Carlivati Robert M. Cassie Marion Allan Cassie Barbara Chandler Diane Salm Cole Jerry Cosentino Jill Hunter Crair Samuel Dance John De Baun Elsie Castner Dedrick Cynthia Gallo DeTar Mendal Dick Donna Jean D’Urso Elser Gary M. Elser Jacquelyn E. Fadel Lisa W. Fox Ralph A. Gestwicki Margaret Kane Gleason Ada S. Glowacki Jeffrey R. Harper Paul E. Hawkins Kathlyn Mihal Herzog Alan V. Holmes
1970 $7,588 Raised 12% Participation Robert P. Alexander Anonymous Janet W. Beck Regan R. Beers Robert H. Bentley Thomas J. Buntich Jill Frost Campbell Fred J. Carbone Mary G. Condit Linda King Daviau Brian M. Daviau Linda L. Davis Carol McNeilly Donovan Patricia King Ferris Sharon A. Gaiptman Carolyn Shuman Greene Kathleen Heuseveldt Groves Susan Kleinke Herrman
Linda F. Howland Harvey H. Jacobson Dennis J. Jarvis Stephen R. Johnson Leah Pantalone Johnson Valerie S. Kayser Kathleen Kavanaugh Kunkel Ronald P. LaDuke Richard Lupi Donald S. Maglich A. Vincent Mazzie Jane Duke McLean Christopher Meagher Kermit R. Mercer Gary H. Mervis Patricia Hart Messina Anne E. Miller Albert Monacelli Patricia C. Murray Stephanie Olsen Michael J. Oshier Susan Johnson Palmo Alan D. Posnick Thomas Ricci Jr. Thea Detschner Russell P. Stephen Schnitker Ralph M. Shortell Kathleen A. Smith Susan Muranyi Stark Jim Sutton Michael J. Tamul Cindy Young Tavera James A. Tobin Julian P. Traugot Carl M. Wahlstrom Norm Ward William E. Wormsley 1972 $11,795 Raised 10% Participation Rhonda Howland Allen Cheryl Avenel-Navara Jean Frisby Barlow C. Dennis Beaver Nancy J. Beckwith John E. Benjamin Bob Bennett Katherine J. Benoit Charles B. Bergener Stuart G. Bowns Barbara Cagan Harrington Rebecca G. Cator Robert C. Conrad Sara Lemmler Cook Lawrence M. Cummings Leo J. Curro Daniel P. Depersis Mark R. Fairclough Charles D. Fallon Karen Johnston Fenzl Gerald M. Fiore Eugene F. Gartland Susan L. Geist Andrea S. Giuffre William A. Gokey Angelo N. Grandelli Kathleen Pelych Green
David F. Groblewski Barbara A. Hart John Hockridge Terrence M. Hooper Eileen Hosler-Simpson Tina VanCleef Johnson Carla J. Kabaniec Patricia Coppola Kemler Thomas H. King James T. Korneliusen Donna Harney Landers * Steven C. Lashbrook Philip T. Lima Alain F. Maca Richard T. Matthews John J. McAvoy Lynn Tresselt McCann David A. McIntyre Florine Van Buskirk Meredith Howard I. Miller Barbara S. Mitrano Robert E. Morgan Gary O. Owens Sue Ann Juda Raymond Diana Kitchen Reinhardt Jean B. Ricci Mary Ellen Carter Rich Rocco Riti Jr. Thomas E. Rosia Robert E. Roth Peter H. Schmidt Paul Schule Jr. Joseph H. Sears Michael J. Smith Susan B. Steinbrenner Susan Swartwout Steinhaus William R. Steinhaus Beverly Gangloff Tylenda Doris Peet Van Vechten Roy M. Ventullo David A. Virgilio Roxanne Wallace Susan Booth Ward Judith Morse White Lynn Saslawsky Wilson Gayle Williams Wright Catherine Clarke Wronski Thomas Zubert 1973 $29,913 Raised 10% Participation Janice Paul Agin John J. Agosta Anne Hausle Ahl Thomas R. Allen Lynn Allen-Waid Edwin A. Assenheimer Douglas N. Axman Patricia G. P. Baldwin Judith E. Battison Christine A. Bevilacqua Nicholas E. Billotti Paul J. Bodekor Donna Cravens Brown Steven K. Brown Irene L. Bunis Robert D. Bunnell
Marilyn Hoover Burkey Jerry Casey Edward J. Cavalier Barbara E. Christina Daniel E. Colacino Roxanne Bennett Curtis Eleanor Hamilton Cushing Edward H. Dawson Janet M. Day Margaret Requa DeFrancisco Mark A. Dembs Donald A. Diesel Allene Doriski Richard C. Edgett Caroline M. Ferretti Mary Kallen Fessenden Jacqueline Fowler Forcucci David J. Fraher Margaret M. Freeman Ellen M. Gauthier Scott S. Gay Mary Ann Fauls Giglio James M. Godzac Thomas J. Gosdeck Daniel R. Gould Jim Graves Andrew J. Gronski Gary R. Hartranft Gregory Hartranft June Evans Harvey Susan Hastings-Bishop Janice Vogler Hawkins Ann Lechner Henderson Cynthia Kasil Hicks Carol Stevens Holl Ken Hubacher Jeanne M. Jacobson Len Jankiewicz Patrick Jeffers Steven H. Katz Stu Krieger Diane Rowlands Kvam David L. Kvam Reginald L. Lapoint Al Laporta Sharyn Christo Leahy Timothy Leahy Gail Marks Lewis Peter R. Lyman Jane Hanson Lyth Barbara Rozelle MacEachern Loretta Powers Maher Suzanne Bruzdzinski Malpocher Barbara L. Marsh Mark Matt Patrick M. McCormick Mary Held McKerlie William G. McLean Joanna Ranne Mead Duane R. Miller Julie Stafford Miller Thomas A. Morgan Gene Muto Kathy Gregory Nash Susan Frank Nims Linda M. Olivieri Bob Olsen Richard F. Palmer
Patricia A. Pancoe Brian J. Petraitis Margaret Callahan Rappleye Terrence M. Ryan Alan L. Shobert Linda Doell Siconolfi Laurie Silverman Smith David L. Stoloff Linda A. Stone David J. Thornton Dave Turkow Peter J. Villa Gene Vogel Janet Hiller Watson David T. Wells Bob Williams Donna Martin Willome
Norah Nolan-Cramer Mario E. Nunez Roy H. Nydorf Mickey J. Orr Mark A. Palmer Paul R. Pape David A. Peek Preston E. Pierce John A. Pollock Dawn R. Post Paul J. Purfield Margaret Rich Ann Mulroy Riemer R. Christopher Roser Lawrence E. Rowles Susan Henry Runkel Bonnie Barthelman Sale
Maureen McCarthy Kaus Uadajane Ketcham Roberta L. Klein Alice Gawron Knittel James J. Knittel Kenneth W. Kuhn Gordon J. Kuzon Timothy J. Lawler John J. Lawrence Mark C. Leader Jean Palmer Levitt Barbara J. Lippa Richard J. McDougall James P. McElheny Mike Mignano Janet Rheingold Nafissi Charles H. Nesbitt
Chris Elaine Santilli Clark L. Scheerens Ronald W. Sill Joan C. Sitterly Gregory S. Smith Michael G. Smith Jack Stewart Theodore E. Stovall Sue Mitchell Strickler Audrey Farone Strong Denise Lefevre Sullivan Alicia V. Velasco MJ Vrooman Charles E. Wallace John W. Willits Ward L. Wolff Carol Cuccu Yerger
Andrea Josephs Yizar 1975 $9,574 Raised 8% Participation Carol Corcoran Achilles Michael E. Alexander Susan K. Allen Scott Allen Anonymous Catherine Stempel Appleby Lana J. Barron Gary J. Beadling Bonnie L. Bower Gary R. Bradshaw Wendy Kessler Bryant Vivian Zakielarz Cantor
1974 $11,218 Raised 9% Participation Anonymous Nobuyuki Aoki Michelle Atkins Schaefer William S. Baker Robert G. Bertram Maureen A. Browne Peter Bryant Sylvia Bell Burke Bettie Wagner Burtch John F. Burtch Peter Buzzetti Elizabeth Herron Cahaney Ralph Campbell Bonnie Carter Marilyn Sweeting Chastek Jeff Crane Sue Hurley Crane Winifred Cripps James A. Davidson Gordon O. Dayton David C. DeFelice Kathleen Baldwin D’Elia Joan Di Risio Joseph G. Doody James E. Duncan Antoine N. Elhage Deborah Thompson Elliott William J. Engert Scott F. Fake Mary Stowell Foley David A. Foxen Carol Hinckley Gerbing Barbara Smith Gifford Gregory Hansen David W. Heather Lew Heisman Barbara Brew Herl Denise K. Herron Nancy A. Hewitt Michael J. Hill Donald Holmes Kim R. Houserman Kathy Grant Hubacher Irene S. Ingram Nancy Kangas Irwin Michael T. Joyce Joan Sullivan Joyce
Matthew Robinson and Clayton Cole perform in the Brockport Festival of Ten production of the 10-minute play, Untitled #2.
Theatre Students Perform in Hungary Last May, Brockport Department of Theatre students performed three plays from the 2007 production of Festival of Ten at the Eighth Annual English Language Drama Festival hosted by the University of Debrecen in Hungary. The students were invited as special guests of the festival as part of the newly created exchange program between the two institutions. Students participating in the program included senior Clayton Cole, freshman Matthew Robinson, senior Kyle Leonard, freshman Lauren Miller, senior Coletta Fry, and freshman Eric Yengel. The three 10-minute plays — The Wake by Ed Vela, Untitled #2 by Jim Gordon and Beauty of the World by Peter Gruen had their European premieres at this year’s festival. Peter Szaffko, the festival’s director, emphasized “how important it is for Hungarian students to see plays in English performed by native speakers.” Donald E. Morse, university professor and resident American, praised the Brockport students for their performance on stage and their deportment off. “These students were proud of their work, took it seriously and had great fun. I’d be glad to welcome them back any year.” 17
David P. Caron Mavis Chaskin-Mott Angelina Fiorito Colavito Pamela J. Considine Casimiro Cotto Lopez Richard T. D’Arcangelo David M. Dinse Susan Manogue Donk Eileen A. Doyle Denise J. Dukat David B. Farber Lennart R. Filppu Fred Fishel Steven K. Flanders Michael J. Funk Mark R. Garabrant Jaysree Garcia-Whitelaw William H. Getzke Turi T. Gibson David J. Gordon John E. Graykowski Barbara Platt Greenbaum John J. Grillo Richard D. Hall James W. Hall Karen E. Hirsch Edward M. Jackson Daniel B. Karin Edward J. King Barbara Filkens King Pamela Kittinger
Russell E. Kohnken Douglas Larish Nancy Wohlers Lee Glenn R. Levitt Robert M. Lewis Millie A. Loeb Bonnie Neuzil Lombardo John Martellucci Linda Wehle Martin Sharon Lozipone Mathiason Cheryl Ripberger Matt Doreen Tomaszewski May P. Chris Michaels Patrick L. Morahan Sandra Nettles-Lechebo Linda Masters Northrop Tom O’Hara Mary LoBuglio Ohlson Sandra Perez Karen Pickett Post Jeffrey D. Post Patricia Lupe Priest Barbara McAninch Prohaska Linda LaCrosse Reeves Douglas J. Reeves Robert T. Robare Anne McCormick Roser Leonard J. Savedoff Blaine S. Schwartz Pamela Williams Senick Carole Hein Simsons
Darlene Runions Sprague Terry W. Stone Denise Marie Tanguay Ph.D. Mary Thomas-Mangan Alan P. Tober James Underwood Jr. Eldwin Van Alstyne Mary Roche Ventullo Barbara J. Wais Gordon H. Weeden Phyllis Serio Williams Eileen J. Wuethrich
Denise Riley Fruit Gail D. Gabriel Frank P. Girardi David G. Hammond Harry L. Harris Bonnie Robertson Howlett Roger D. Howlett Gary E. Kelly Carolyn Dauber Kiessling Paul Kirchgraber Peter M. Kraus Joan Lesnick-Adams Bruce E. Manise Robert L. Martirano Joann Parry May Ronnie Marmo Mc Morris William C. McClure Linda Polidori McElheny Richard F. McGarrigle Thomas E. Morris Mary Bartholf Neider Keith J. Noelk Steven J. Pechman Susan Petersen Jody Kaye Pilka Marc D. Polan Anne F. Pollack Susanne Turck Reed Rhoda Ostrow Ride Judith E. Rolwing Christine D. Santospirito
1976 $5,999 Raised 8% Participation Lawrence C. Albanese Billy Allen Anonymous (2) Thomas W. Bender Elizabeth Peterson Blu Keith E. Childs Mary E. Corey Emily Finerty DeFilipps Carol P. Deguzman Cindy Piester D’Errico James R. Donk Jeri Taylor Elhage John E. Flanagan Martha Merritt Fontaine Harry M. Franklin
Frederick C. Schamu BJ Schoonmaker Eileen F. Shirey Peter G. Simack Donald F. Snyder Daniel Stinebiser Richard Tallman Linda J. Valenti Constance Camarda Vanvliet Donna Ried Volpone Cheryl Jamieson Wagner Ronald Wendlinger Eugene Williams Daniel H. Wojtanik Douglass J. Wyckoff 1977 $8,420 Raised 7% Participation Jennifer B. Albright Shauna Brown Anderson Blaine M. Barham Karen Benz-Clarke Sheri Ptak Bloom Kim Everin Bregman Elena Bullen Robert E. Campbell Stephen J. Cella John S. Clarke David W. Curtis Colleen T. Donaldson
Thomas E. English Anne P. Flynn Michael J. Gabriele Mary Lou Whitney Galasso Jeffrey S. Gifford Michael R. Goodwin Linard W. Hancock Marie E. Heher Mike Hill James J. Hoestermann Nancy Sperr Iafrati Pauline Tung Johnson Susan Huston Jones Marge Josephson Thomas A. Klingenberger Susan J. Kraeger Beverly A. Ludke Linda Furnal Lytle Catherine Dio Macari Raymond J. Martin Paul J. Mellett Judith A. Michalski Kenneth W. Moore Gary H. Mueller Katharyn Lieben Peebles Alison Rosen David A. Ruzow Gary E. Sanger Dennis M. Sherin Kristine M. Smith Erica Smith
College Dedicates “Natatorium” in Honor of Beloved Coach James B. Fulton coached and taught at the College for 38 years. students and Brockport alumni. Mike Andriatch ’85, executive director of alumni relations and major projects, was master of ceremonies, and The College Brockport President John R. Halstead welcomed the guests, including Fulton’s widow Alice Mae Fulton, and his daughter, JoAnne Fulton Weiss. Alumni came from across the country to honor their former coach and mentor, and to share the impact Fulton had on each of them — President and CEO of Turner International Nick Billotti ’73, cross country; long-time teacher and coach in Rochester, NY, Charlie Dean ’68, swimming, and current coach of the Golden Eagles, Greg “Doc” Kenney ’66. “The name Jim Fulton, like his contemporaries Tuttle, Rogers, Whited, Boozer and Parker, is synonymous with the great early era of physical education and sport at the College. They taught and coached the youth of this campus who went on to lead academic and sports programs across the state and nation, becoming leaders in their schools and communities. The work ethic and values instilled in them by Mr. Fulton and these other great men were legendary,” said Andriatch, who also remarked that, “Jim Fulton was a man of high character with strong moral and ethical values. Jim Fulton did things the right way. That was how his success was measured, both in the pool, on the cross country course, and, most importantly, in life.”
James (Jim) B. Fulton taught and coached in the Department of Physical Education and Sport at The College at Brockport for 38 years (1948-85) and was a 1986 Athletic Hall of Fame inductee. He coached swimming for 20 years, winning 78 percent of the team’s dual meets and three of the first five State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championships. He also helped develop all nine of the College’s All-American swimmers. SUNYAC has honored him for his tremendous career by annually recognizing the Outstanding Senior Male Scholar-Athlete honoree as the “Jim Fulton Award” recipient. These are just a few of the reasons The College at Brockport honored the memory of James B. Fulton by naming the Tuttle North swimming facility the James B. Fulton Natatorium in a ceremony November 2. The ceremony was attended by family, friends, colleagues and Fulton’s former
Emily Albert Socolow Mark J. Stuart Elaine Allen Sullivan Ken Sullivan Julia Hochstadt Sweet Dennis R. Thompson Joan Khalid Vick Eric J. Waelder John G. Wemett Michael G. Whelan 1978 $8,228 Raised 7% Participation Diane C. Abel Rick Amundson John A. Andrus Anonymous Elizabeth A. Bandorick William G. Bauer Carol Wagner Bissonette Pat Borowiec Robert A. Brenton Marian Myers Brown Lance M. Brown Edward J. Butz Dwight A. Case Jerome W. Cecere Mitch J. Cohen Craig R. Denegar Kim Britt Dewey Ute M. Duncan Maryanne Eichorn Nancy Youngs Forster Kathleen A. Gancarz Mary Lee Geisel Susan B. Genthner Gail Harpel Gucker Terry M. Hack Wendy Sinacore Haidinyak John C. Harter Ann Banks Hauck Denise Bartoletti Healy Martin R. Heavey Lawrence J. Herrmann Roxanne Andriello Hettler Patricia Jackson Doctor Donald H. Kalke Sharon M. Kehoe Rhett A. King Charles J. Kissane Robert M. Koch Kevin R. Kreso Melody M. Landberg Charles R. Lauria Jr. Mark S. Levine Steven R. Levy Marcia Mulley Lloyd David J. Mc Morris Janis J. Murray Charles Neustadt Karen Reidy Newcomb Robert J. Nicoletti Chris Olsen Ricardo P. Paredes Richard M. Pratt Thomas D. Quinlan
Arnold K. Rauscher Jane Huntley Reagan Donna M. Reynolds Joan Rollo Rurey Roger W. Rurey Jeannie Sanders James C. Scardinale Debra Engelmeyer Schankweiler Alis Wintle Sefick Mindy F. Smith Mark J. Soberman Ronald L. Spiotta Deborah Sullivan-Witmer Janet Blugerman Taraborelli Steve Taraborelli Douglas W. Trinder Richard T. Wahl Kevin M. Walsh Steve Wheaton Mike Whitlock Susan Kirsch Wildes Paul S. Williams Steven A. Wolff Stephen P. Zastrow 1979 $14,987 Raised 8% Participation Stephen J. Abdo Anonymous Robert D. Baden Todd H. Baker Sharon Belle-Render John D. Bologna Sharon M. Bond Mark W. Bradbard Tony J. Bradford Jean M. Brereton Rosemary I. Bronchetti Frances Canning Josephine Randazzo Carra Anita J. Clark Robert E. Clark Rosemary Mauro Clarke Kenneth E. Clarke Martina Pohl Coker Patricia Cassidy Cooper Joseph S. Crociata Harry R. Darling Jeanne Gattie Denike Frank D. Dittrich Daniel J. Donovan Lawrence E. Epstein Susan Estep-Fisher Joan S. Fenton Gregg E. Frankel Jill F. Friedman Diane M. Fulkerson Ilene Sivin Goldman Larry J. Goldman Mary E. Gordon Richard B. Grady Robert G. Grazioso John E. Greer John L. Guty Ann Stewart Hack Caryl Hertzlich Hahn
Harriet J. Heller Nanette Pera Hutto Judy Katzman Isaacs Sherri R. Janousky Judy Little Kaiser David Kielaszek Barbara Juliano Kielaszek C. Elizabeth Kleiman Jeffrey C. Lamison Frank E. Maehr Katherine Marotta Marzec Frank D. Mazur Beverly V. McInerny Mary A. McParlane Vincent C. Miccoli Bruce Minkoff Wendy Soronson Minter Linda Kowalski Muir Diane Nicholl-Cucciniello Lynn Lash Nicolai Tim Noble Kathleen Perry Oldehoff Bruce E. Painting Laura Neale Paredes Lori Calligaris Pedro Jim Pedro Sandra A. Perry Gary B. Quilliam Gerard Reidy Steven C. Resnick Nanette Rutkowski Alan I. Sataloff Laurie S. Schoch Martin A. Schwartz Jill Ann Schwartz Robert J. Smith Paul E. Sonnenberg Eugene H. Spafford Willard J. Sproule Daniel E. Stedem Denise A. Stoll Patricia Gavigan Sullivan Joseph N. Trilling Patricia E. Tuttle James M. Watson Barbara Campbell Weber James M. Weber Michael M. Zadrozny
Dave Fergusson Drew M. Francis Glenn S. Goldberg Don Hallenbeck William R. Hunter Avis Wagner Hooper Charon Jordan-Coffman John C. Kohena Jeffrey T. Lashbrook Gay Hotchkiss Lenhard Donna Miller Leonard Steven M. Lewine Andrew T. Lewis Kevin M. Logsdon Ronald A. Lounsbury Linda Scherr Maehr Richard M. Magere Steve McMaster Carolyn Kerber Miller Rhonda Farrell Parrish Daniel R. Patsos Sonya J. Pease Sharon E. Peterson Timothy A. Rougeux David E. Stein Gary J. Sullivan Judith E. Szustakowski Nicolina Colosi Trilling Michael J. Van Buskirk JoAnn F. Vierthaler Robert R. Vogel 1981 $9,253 Raised 7% Participation Joan W. Anderson Allan R. Berry Deborah A. Birkins Kevin G. Brady Douglas B. Campbell Salvatore Capitummino James C. Casey John Chris Clarke Mary E. Corey Patrick M. Crowley John DeLeonardo Michael J. Deliz Ed Doherty Peter N. Dowe Kurt J. Ernst Joan Miceli-Federico Sarah C. Fitzpatrick Jeanne Nelidov Gerber Joe Giani Gordon L. Glose Mary Anne Grade-Pietrzykowski Diana Kleve Hallenbeck Terry Edwards Harding Thomas A. Henderson Elizabeth Wahl Hilbert Janet Y. Johnson Judith C. Joyce Caren E. Katz John A. Kuntzmann Christine E. Landry Robert R. Lauro Joseph J. Matthews
1980 $8,125 Raised 6% Participation Richard Aldi Anonymous Charles H. Appell Charles J. Avino William D. Balok Patrick J. Bannister Debra Schild Beaumont Mark E. Bower Patrick S. Capuano Louis S. Catapano Patricia Grogan Conway Deborah A. Dibley Jean S. Doremus Michael C. Doyle Erin Haggerty Duffy
Donna Reynolds Matthews Margaret Harrigan McEwen Tracy E. Meyers Patrick J. Mickle Barbara J. Myers Jeanne Navagh Maryellen Parnell Post Jacqueline Jones Prince Stephen A. Rosenbaum Diane L. Ryan Candace Catania Schucht Michael J. Schucht Douglas E. Schumacher Lori Schwertner Servas Philip L. Sharfstein Bridget A. Shumway Andris G. Simsons Michael P. Sondow Leslie E. Templeman Nancy Warren-Oliver Philip R. West Bruce L. Winston Richard P. Wismer 1982 $8,875 Raised 5% Participation Brenda G. Adams Oswald J. Alleyne J. Scott Atkinson David Birnbaum Kevin P. Bohne Mary Christine Brick John C. Conkling Damon A. Decastro Shelly Dimon Deliz Joanne Dennison John Dickson Tina Delrosso Donle Tim Eldred Carol Knasel Ernsthausen Howard J. Friedman Alexander Giovanniello Phil Hadden Lisa Buongiorne Hess Corey A. Horowitz Gerald N. Jamberdino Holly Jones Susan D. Jones Colleen H. Kane Joseph A. Kelly Warren R. Kozireski Christine Rego Maier John S. McNierney Eric K. Meredith Suzanne Allis Miller Susan K. Moore Marjorie L. Perlman Lisa Johnson Perrotti Eileen Newdale Pillmeier Grant Sackel Carolyn A. Schumacher Louis M. Spiro Encie Nagel Stevens David S. Swetman Kim Nickel Trombly Lynwood G. VanDenburg
1983 $15,701 Raised 7% Participation Patrick M. Adams Thomas J. Anderson Anonymous (2) Thomas M. Bell Dereck D. Bigford Thomas P. Braca Ronald D. Bradt Marcia Emmerson Bullock Patricia A. Byrne Laura Landers Chinappi Monica A. Cosgrove Ralph DeSantis Mark Devine Rosemary McBride Devine Frank S. Famiano Philip W. Gerbino Barbara Michels Giovanniello Gregory D. Goggins Joanne Greene-Blose Tina Szmyr Haldeman Margaret Lenderking Hale Leslie Cohen Hefter Rebecca Goldstone Horowitz Lynne E. Keefer Michael S. Krug Christopher P. Leichtweis Bruce J. Lomnicki Mary Racioppi Lynch Helen R. Maier Kevin P. Malenga Terrie Buell Mason Charles W. Mast Thomas P. McGarry Ellen McKinnon Ellen J. Meyer Alana Cahoon Miller David A. Morenberg Timothy D. Munn Ronald W. Nortier Douglas J. Nothnagle Richard J. Papa Sarah Simpson Powell Richard A. Reeves Leslie Horowitz Rochman Ira Rosenblum Thomas D. Sanger Jean Hallen Sauberan Carol J. Saylor Randy Schader Brad Schreiber Steven H. Slate Don Steinberg Suzanne Sykora Louis S. Taxin A. James Turpin Michael J. West Michelle Littlefield Winnie Ronald N. Winnie
1984 $5,049 Raised 6% Participation
New and Expanded Options Allow Alumni Greater Accessibility to Career Services The College at Brockport’s Career Services Office recently added to the services they offer and changed a number of others, providing alumni greater accessibility to career assistance. Whether alums are seeking services in the Greater Rochester Area or at locations around the globe, help is close at hand. Spring 2006 saw the grand opening of the Career Services Satellite Center at the Brockport MetroCenter. Located in the heart of downtown Rochester, the Satellite Center offers individual appointments weekdays and designated Saturdays with Phyllis Griswold ’73/’99, career counselor, who recently joined the career services staff. Convenient evening drop-in hours — a much-welcome service for working alumni — also provide opportunities for alumni to receive personal attention. Visit the Satellite Center Web site at www.brockport.edu/ career/metrocareers for hours and more details. For alumni who are technologically savvy, Career Services offers an electronic résumé drop-box. Students and alumni can e-mail their résumé, cover letter, curriculum-vitae, or other career related questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and receive timely expert feedback from career services professionals. The Office of Career Services also recently began offering an instant messaging (IM) service that is accessible to AIM, Yahoo! and MSN IM users. With IM, alumni have instant access to a career services professional staff member. The screen name for this service is Brockportcareers. Check the Career Services Web site at www.brockport.edu/career for the IM schedule and complete list of studies. As always, alumni may access services on the Brockport campus daily, Monday through Friday, whether for a quick résumé review or a more in-depth career conversation with a staff member. Alumni are always welcome to call, e-mail or come in during drop-in hours.
Career Services Creates Award-winning Survey Tool The SUNY Career Development Organization has selected Brockport’s “Use of the Banner Survey Tool to Conduct the Alumni Placement Survey” to receive this year’s SUNY Excellence in Programming Award. The award was conferred in the “Office of Operations and Procedures” category. The survey was prepared by Brendan Post, Office of Information Technology Service’s (ITS) learning systems team leader, and was supported by ITS Senior Software Designer Patricia Pfister and Dan Murdoch, senior banner project coordinator. Mariangela Ardino, assistant director of career services, accepted the award at the SUNY Career Development Organization’s June conference in Canandaigua. 20
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Simon ‘Zack’ Klarides Ann G. Klein Shelly Gardner Kraetz Vincent Leonardis Michele Liguori-Alampi Judith Johnson Luce Tonya Gabriel Lustumbo Joan Ring Markis Shoshana Melnick Ralph R. Meranto John V. Minicozzi Ellen Drexel Monaghan Kathleen Miccoli Newton William C. Payret Mark A. Pinchak Bernadette Mesolella Porter Loretta Whalen Postiglione Linda Jacobs Potash Paul D. Rosati Sharon Wetmore Rosati Ronald Sanchez Paul A. Scutieri Sandra Tomanovich Shatzel Harriet Sally Sisson James M. Slattery Carol A. Smith Frank T. Spadafora Maggie Leonard Valentini Thomas R. Velz Vincent P. Wenger Elaine Viel Widay William E. Wilson John W. Zwierzynski 1986 $4,296 Raised 6% Participation Thomas C. Abraham James V. Albanese Kerry Rehfuss Bandis Cindy Doran Battaglia Richard W. Bialczak Kelly J. Calabrese Jody L. Caldwell Debra McKeown Caputo Terry L. Cox Ricki Martin De Baun Lori McKown DeLorenzo Anthony W. DeLorenzo Edward P. Dillon Doreen Driscoll Elhamalawy Norman R. Gayford David J. Geary Bob ‘Gio’ Giovanniello Ralph M. Hadley Audrey Renneman Hallenbeck Paula LaBarbera Halton Mary Auberger Jasinski Karen Start Klingenberger Darryl P. Lindsay Nancy Leet Mangan Mark E. Martinchek JoAnn E. Meaker Todd E. Miller Laurie Meehan Millspaugh Lory J. Molino-Smith Lawrence F. O’Brien Janine Ortman
Tina Trianni Reeves Ann E. Reigle Gerald T. Rice Mary Lewis Rosia Lisa Flammer Smith Kevin M. Smith Paul St. John Noreen Tuohy Stephens Marianne Virgilio Ellen M. Wilber 1987 $7,453 Raised 4% Participation Anonymous Scott K. Beatty Peter A. Bird Andrew A. Chen Ian B. Cohen Barbara Tabak Dantz John B. Friends Charlene A. Frye Jorge L. Garcia E. Yvonne Harris Karen E. Hegeman Scott W. Hughes Jon C. Huxel Brian D. Jacobs Mary Hechtel Khunger Mark A. Lacatena Jenny Lloyd Marsha A. Mancuso Paula J. Martin Julie M. May David J. Mihalyov Kevin T. Oâ€™Brien Karen A. Owen Robert T. Persia Margo Shaw Sarkisian Louise M. Scudieri Kristine M. Shanley Brenda Lewis Smith Scott Sorenson Terry Forbes Trumpowsky Greg Valero Claire Dolson VanDenBerghe 1988 $4,981 Raised 6% Participation Mark R. Aesch Marlea Tallon Allan Karen K. Bailey Stephen A. Basquill Mary Sue Bennett Toni M. Bonville Beverly Brownell Brust Curt Bulmer Joseph M. Buscemi John M. Conway William L. Coughlin Stephen P. Cousins Bridget Blaise Crist Tom Fitzpatrick John F. Foschio Karen C. Francis Kellisue Loftus Friedman
Barry J. Galloway Beth Kortz Glass Mary E. Hauptmann Timothy C. Hayes Christine Gerrish Heatherman Felicia Nesbit Jackson Pamela W. Krahe Jim Maddock Michael P. Mahoney Todd M. Majewski Gwen Martone-Mazza Kimberly Mazgaj-Jensen Leslie Whiting McIntyre Roger L. Misso Susan Charles Orbaker Adedolapo I. Oyefeso Kathy A. Ring Robyn James Rodriguez Timothy A. Rosado Rocco P. Salomone Stephen L. Smythe Kathleen M. Squires William W. Sybalsky Gayel Van Fleet Todd Brian L. Tucker Susan Scull Zauderer Kean A. Zeches 1989 $6,210 Raised 6% Participation Robb E. Adams Daniel B. Askey John G. Beck Michael P. Blumenauer Katherine E. Brick Virginia McCombs Campbell Linda J. Case Patricia Hobson Coates Rosanna Condello Mary Nagel Cousins Edmund Z. Dobrowski Jr. Cheryl A. Fehnel Robert J. Friedman Karen M. Gaesser Carol T. Godsave Peggi A. Hart Stephen P. Kaiser Christopher S. Knop Donna M. Kowal Diane Fontaine Kozakiewicz Linda C. Krieger Steve Levine Kevin T. McCormack Rodney Miller Lisa Nanartowich-White Karen M. Olson Mary R. Powley Grace H. Pritchett Michael J. Rayburn Alice T. Riggs Daniel R. Sargent Scott V. Shone Amy Buongiorne Stamp Greg Stephany Ivette Sterling Gerard F. Weigand Mark A. Williams
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Melinda D. Rushing Jeffrey P. Sheehan Scott T. Slattery William R. Stanton Irene M. Stumberger Donald J. Vivacqua Gladys Wolsky Carol Uscky Zimmerman Eric Zimmerman
1990 $4,787 Raised 5% Participation Frank X. Allkofer Annette Rodgers Archer Amy Troicke Baldwin Curtis R. Birthwright Noel D. Blair Monica Carson Brasted Carmelita A. Brown Maria Rangel Castaneda John C. Curry Paul J. Czerow Kelly J. Daly Gary L. Dermody Anthony J. DeYoung Rob DiCarlo Michael Emanuelo Jr. Deborah Goldberg Fischi James J. Fradenburg Lisa Cohen Friedman Judy A. Fuller David C. Harris Frederick C. Harter Joseph E. Heim Teresa K. Lehr Lana M. Limpert Philip G. McBurney Janet Kamp McLean Sandra A. Meleca Coleen Ramsey Morrison Tim Nekritz Tara Cornwell Peacock Sheila Sutton Pickett Allen S. Plymale Edwin F. Reis Kevin F. Rosko Andrew C. Sarat Larue M. Seeley Kimberly McKinley Taylor Michael P. Thornton Catherine Sadlocha Whitford
1992 $3,381 Raised 4% Participation Lisbeth Smith Birthwright Julie A. Bogdan James C. Boseck Guy E. Carr Margaret G. Cavalier Michelle Enriot Corbett Scott R. DiMarco Thomas J. Evans Cristin Whalen Finch Christina M. Fisher Kathryn Freer-Firkins Thomas M. Gallagher Tammela Schepler Hamlin Virginia A. Hebda Dan Hershkowitz John W. Hoey Michael E. Hoyt Kathleen McDowell Hughes George J. Koegel Millicent D. Lake Andrew P. Lane Sandra Sleeper Lehr Brenda A. Lyness Marty L. Maxwell Jeff McConnell Amy Milley McCullough Karen Ogden Olmstead Chuck Privitera Kathleen Meinke Reichert Greg E. Schultz Lee F. Serravillo Linda P. Sweeting Maryanne Talia Barbara J. Thompson April Nelson Ticknor
1991 $2,724 Raised 4% Participation Michael P. Barry Patricia Seubert Blair Judith A. Clark Kerry Collins-Gross Kathryn R. Dabney Phillip K. Johnson Donna L. Kennison Jeffrey E. Kwas Joy A. Lockhart Sue Mac Naughton Eric L. Maine Karen M. Maras Robert W. Marchiony Darlene W. Moore Janique M. Nine Michael J. Parker Jr. Daniel F. Rogers William L. Rumbold
1993 $10,478 Raised 5% Participation Katie Andriatch David H. Baker Kim Beckford Margaret Montaglione Clark Kerry Cleveland Collard Joseph E. DeCaro Patrick W. Dowdall Marcella H. Esler Bernard Finch Paul D. Fortner William C. Frank Laurie A. Freeman
Robert F. Green Karin J. Gringer Mary Heveron-Smith Mark T. Holcomb Marilyn Hill Isaacs Emerson C. Klees Kate Kulp Kathleen Laforce-Hutteman Dawn M. Lee Holly Ryder Manaseri Jinny L. Mancuso David L. McCurdy Darlene Thimble Meggesto James T. Meggesto Sara Eilola Niemeyer Paul J. Payne Joseph J. Praino Dyann M. Serravillo Lisa M. Sharlow Josh Silber Jeff Thomas Jennifer A. Tom Ruth M. Tyndell Stephen W. Weinbeck Melinda Robinson Whitford Michael G. Williams 1994 $2,558 Raised 4% Participation Anonymous Susan Fogg Brightman Joseph L. Chesebro Carol Miles Clark Joyce Esch Susan E. Feldman Sue E. Holmes Anne C. Hughes Laney V. Johnson Deanna Woodhams Krusenstjerna Ina Lou Kurfiss Elizabeth Mack Kevin P. Mahoney Shawn M. McInerney J. Michael Mott Wesley R. Pickreign Douglas J. Pilato Katherine Grace Purcell Shantha M. Rao Howard A. Rosenblatt Elizabeth A. Tice Debra Hinkley Toms Linda Staurowsky Trevor James L. Vlogianitis 1995 $4,894 Raised 4% Participation Gloria N. Abdulmateen John G. Baker Maureen Moore Ballard Michelle Lehmann Bey Eric G. Bey Lawrence R. Bley Charles D. Church Peter J. Ciabattoni
Nancy A. Colsman Timothy J. Dacey Debra Mancini Danno Jama L. Dodson Jamie James Dowdall Diane Bock Drake Scott C. Fike Kathleen A. Frank Linda Jensen Franklin Derek F. Hacker Elizabeth Waters Harrison Molly Galloway Hegeman Heather M. Jones James P. Kane Richard J. Kane Maria Pucci Knudson Shawn M. Lindstrom Amy Martin Mahoney Tara B. McLean Carole Ann Morrison Karen Bartkowiak Peffer Dean C. Poodry Melanie L. Sarkis Shannon Sauro Oreet Jehassi Schwartz Austin Snead Pamela J. Stiles Tina Rutledge Thomas Jill Feeter Trimble Alethea Fitzgerald Trinkaus Michael A. Trinkaus Keith A. VanRoy John L. Vlogianitis Carolyn A. Walker 1996 $4,624 Raised 3% Participation Anonymous Nora Y. Bell Priscilla G. Boudreau Mary Buggie-Hunt Denise Rivera Codosea Bob Confer Michele Roberts Dovan Robert P. Franklin Shirley L. Hans Floyd B. Hopkins Edward F. Knaak Sean M. Lavigne Jane Elwood Lebak Kristine M. Littrell Eileen C. Magin Ivan M. Marquez Andrea D. McClatchie Michael Mellace KayFrances Mott Nancy J. Panzer Susan Roos Pearson Brian D. Reiss Richard W. Roche John Sapienza Darlene M. Schmitt Catherine E. Trebino Christopher Van Gorden Marcia Duff Wieczorek
1997 $1,812 Raised 2% Participation Anonymous Matthew A. Caporale Barbara Chandler Fagenbaum Michael H. Gibson Craig M. Henry James A. Johnson Jr. William R. LaRonde Rosemary Luzum Rebecca Plant Mellace Jason B. Nowell George Shapow Shawn M. Spratt Michael G. Wright 1998 $2,370 Raised 2% Participation William E. Brown Kirk J. Cottom Jeffrey L. Delorme Maria Ehresman Janet L. Gibbons Shirley J. Green Jack H. Hellaby Randolph G. Hutto William L. Lang Christopher Leone Claire Marziotti Mark Ricci Patrick Seche Euridece Spinola Seche Nancy T. Sheridan Seidu Sofo Adam T. Standish D. Scott Wagner Ben M. Werzinger 1999 $1,459 Raised 2% Participation Michelle Masucci Bartell Rosemary Bond Mark Bonsignore Thomas A. Eldridge Michael K. Evans Scott G. Haines Edith Pratt Hill John Mitrano Julie Calkins Murawski Mark A. Pangrazio Gregory Rusinovich Bernard F. Weber 2000 $1,734 Raised 2% Participation Heather Anderson Anonymous Scott C. Benjamin Neil P. Chodorow Christine A. Crafts Michelle Benedict Kingdollar Jason R. Mangone Elizabeth A. Milano
Sarah J. Moon Timon Perry Diane Ranocchia Boni Michele Jacek Rase Nikki A. Slater Elizabeth Jerome Standish Kristine Willis Weizberg 2001 $2,262 Raised 1% Participation Robert C. Blanchet Francis M. Dolan Donald S. Goodman Julia Kay Lareau Pat Mahoney Andrew D. Mitchell William F. Moughan Jr. Sheila M. Strong Wendy J. Vonhold Jeffrey T. Weilert William R. Wilkinson 2002 $1,536 Raised 2% Participation Christopher M. Acker Kristine Malak Brakoniecki Latasha S. Craig Rhonda K. Devan Sheryl Demay Gonzalez Scott D. Green Carrie Schrecongost Greene Jason J. Johnson Heidi Pierson Kozireski Amy Kruppenbacher Roberta T. Majka Lindsey Schmitt Rozzi Lauren Richmond Snyder Rhonda St. Amant 2003 $1,462 Raised 2% Participation Leonard J. Baker Susan A. Barco Michael J. Cross Justus J. Galac Rosemary C. Lowden Kirsten R. Martin Michael A. Norman Susan Bickford Oehlbeck Kathleen A. Provost Brandon St. John Ana E. Veras Patricia M. Wier Nicole M. Wilkinson 2004 $646 Raised 1% Participation John J. Akers Crystal Shelby Butler Sandra L. Franz Teresa J. Gaylard Andrew J. Knoph
Richard W. Black Margaret B. Blackman Robert C. Blanchet ‘01 Davida Bloom Steven Blosenhauer David A. Boehm ‘97 John R. Boersma Roger W. Boily ‘62 Kenneth P. Bonczyk ‘70 Jordan Bopp Donald Borbee Robert Bouchard Mark E. Bower ‘80 Monica K. Brasted ‘90 Michael Braunscheidel Zara R. Brenner Steven and Kim Breslawski Lawrence D. Brien Gary P. Briggs Nancy E. Brinkwart Melissa M. Brown Melva L. Brown Carol R. Brown Arden K. Bucholz Laura Buckner Mary Buggie-Hunt ‘96 Ben Bullock ‘03 Vickie Burgio Susan Bush Sandra Cain Virginia Campbell ‘89 Jill Campbell ‘70 John Carlson Christian Carson Elizabeth Caruso Linda J. Case ‘89 Mary Cassidy Maria Castaneda ‘90 Christopher Cavallaro Jessica Celento Mark J. Chadsey Patricia Chakalis Betty Chan Stephen Chan Marie Chapman Alisia Chase Duncan Chase John J. Chelonis Joseph L. Chesebro ‘94 Ruth Childs Oh Kon Cho Gregory Christo Rebecca Christopher ‘04 Andrea Ciliotta-Rubery Patricia Coates ‘89 Lynda Cochran Brett Codori Lee J. Cohen Susan Collier Nicholas Colucci Vickie Comden George F. Cond Vivian Condello Joan Consler Judy A. Conway Denise Copelton Mary E. Corey ‘81 JoLynne Corsi ‘97
2005 $391 Raised 1% Participation Helena Megyesi Boersma Kim Ehret Paul L. Jonasse Kalyani K. Madhu Jared W. McLaughlin Justin P. Rogers 2006 $1,210 Raised 1% Participation Logan T. Gaffney Carol A. Golden Steven B. Lewis Jeff Morse Chuck Wade Gregory S. Woodworth 2007 $592 Raised 2% Participation Patrick M. Wilcox * deceased
Faculty & Staff Sharon Albone Andrea Alexander Heather Anderson ‘00 Susan K. Allen ‘75 Matthew T. Althouse Debra Miles Ames ‘73 Michael D. Andriatch ‘85 Anonymous (12) S. Reddy Anugu Stuart Appelle Cathy Appleby ‘75 Mariangela Ardino Gail B. Argetsinger Daniel B. Askey ‘89 J. Scott Atkinson ‘82 Jeremy Babcock Virginia Bacheler David Bagley Sister Beverly Baker ‘86 David Ball ‘69 Joseph and Linda Balog Betsy Ann Balzano Mihail Barbosu Susan Barco ‘03 Jim E. Bareis ‘85 Wendy Barney ‘07 Amy Barnhill Justin Beach ‘03 Jamie Beers Wilson Nora Y. Bell ‘96 Jonathan Bell ‘67 Sharon Belle-Render ‘79 Allan ’81 and Jean ’69 Berry Marcia Betlem ‘67 Mark and Phyllis Lista Bewicke Gregory Bibby Edwina Billings Deborah Birkins ‘81
Robert J. Cotter Nancy M. Cox Christine Crafts ‘00 Latasha Craig ‘02 Shirley A. Crews John C. Curry ‘90 Jacqueline Davis Carol A. Davis Kevin Day John De Baun ‘71 Gary DeLaura Fred C. Deyo Rob DiCarlo ‘90 Georges Dicker Brian Dickinson Sara DiDonato William S. Dillon Colleen T. Donaldson ‘77 Susan Donk ‘75 Joan Doran Peter ’81 and Linda Dowe Edward H. Downey Diane Drake ‘95 Betty Drennen William H. Dresnack Tom Dreyer Kimberly F. Duquette ‘89 James C. Dusen Charles Edwards Kim Ehret ‘05 Ralph Eisenmann Phyllis Eldred Victoria Elsenheimer Laura Emerson ‘90 Marcella Esler ‘93 Moira A. Fallon James Fatula Douglas A. Feldman Stephen Fellner Richard J. Fenton Cristin Finch ‘92 Herbert Fink Daniel R. Fletcher ‘97 Margaret Fletcher Keith Fletcher Jr. Ronald D. Fluviot Julie Ford Leslie Williams ‘02 P. Michael Fox ‘88 Joseph S. Franek Thomas Fraser Joel Frater Laurie A. Freeman ‘93 Johnna M. Frosini ‘92 Gary Frye Becky Gagne John Gardner Mark Gardner Ave Gardner Greg Garvey Robert Gemmett James Georger Lisa Gerst ‘93 Carol Giblin Mary Ann Giglio ‘73 Mary Jo Gigliotti Tim Gilbert Bob Gilliam
Robin Glazier Carol Godsave ‘89 Thomas Golaszewski Sheryl Gonzalez ‘02 Charles C. Gooden Sandra Graczyk Christopher Grant Connie Graves Donna Green Kathleen H. Groves ‘70 Diana Grzywacz Amy Guptill Linda Hacker Scott Haines ‘99 Kimberley Haines Donald Halquist John Halsey John and Kathy Halstead Dale Hartnett James and Carol Haynes Jennifer Haytock Craig and Dona Hazen Jennifer M. Hecker Susanna Heins ‘97 Linda T. Hendrix ‘97 Timothy J. Henry Jeffrey Herman Cindy L. Hewitt Janie Hinds Anna Hintz Susan Hoffman Markus Hoffmann Brian and Michelle Hofstra Terrence Hooper ‘72 Susan E. Hopkins ‘94 Gayle Hover Amy Hudzinski Bonnie Hugelmaier William Hullfish Nancy S. Iafrati ‘77 O. Steve Ireland Robert Jenks David and Patricia Jewell Joe and Angelique Johnston Roxanne and John Johnston Dawn M. Jones Melanie Jones Lois Jones Clarence Juffs * Daniel Karin ‘75 Manmadharao Kasaraneni John Keiser Donna L. Kennison ‘91 Donald Kent Linda Kent Karen Kifer Rick and Sharon Kincaid Laura Kingdollar Donna Kowal ‘89 David Kowalczyk Warren Kozireski ‘82 Christopher Krekic ‘02 Natalie Kress Michael C. Krickmire ‘72 Amy L. Kruppenbacher ‘02 Francis Kuhn Kathleen Kutolowski Richard and Lorraine Lair
Kadathur B. Lakshmanan Deborah Lamphron Jeffrey T. Lashbrook ‘80 Cheryl A. Lattimore Dawn Lee ‘93 Teresa Lehr ‘90 Barbara LeSavoy W. Bruce Leslie Ruth LeVesque Steven B. Lewis ‘06 Lauren J. Lieberman Pamela List Jennifer J. Little Jenny Lloyd ‘87 Leslie Locketz Maggie Logan Margie Lovett-Scott ‘75 Bonnie Luce Anne Macpherson Derek MacTurk Jeff Maier Joseph and Joyce Makarewicz Jose Maliekal Salahuddin Malik Holly M. Manaseri ‘93 Jason R. Mangone ‘00 Esther Marion Catherine Markle Joani Martin Morag Martin Theresa Martinez Nick Mascari James Mason Judy Massare Timothy Massey Antonio Mastroberardino ‘02 Diane Maurer Cathleen McCormick Thomas M. McDermott Steve McMaster ‘80 Laurel McNall Heidi Melens ‘97 Merrill Melnick Wendy Meyer Marcy E. Miceli ‘73 Sherri Micheli Earnest Miller ‘92 Cathy Miller Mildred Peggs Mills Sandra W. Mitchell Sandeep Mitra Barbara Mitrano ‘72 John Mitrano ‘99 John Mlyniec Rebecca Moore Clyde Morgan Gretchen Morith J. Emory Morris Richard G. Morrison Beth and Glenn Moy Lauri Mulley Sandra Mullin Matthew Mulvaney Donald Murray ‘69 Christine Murray Gregg Murray Gary Musante Kim Myers
Donna Napier Gary Neuderfer Sam Nicolosi Donna Noble ‘87 Mark and Lisa Noll Chris and Melissa Norment Mark Norris David and Cherise Oakley Ken O’Brien Nancy O’Connor Kristin O’Donnell Pam O’Keefe Karen Olson Mary Jo Orzech John Osowski Gary Owens ‘72 Maria Pappano-Mykins Andrea Parada Alison Parker Anthony Parrino Janet Peluso-Militello Susan Perry Paul Persia Susan Petersen ‘76 Karen Podsiadly Jeffrey ’75 and Maryellen ’81 Post Nancy Prell Christopher Price Darwin Prioleau Julie Pruss Denise Putt Pamela Quamo ‘65 Stanley Radford Kulathur S. Rajasethupathy Linda Rak P. Gibson Ralph T. Mahadeva Rao Linda Reynolds Mark Ricci ‘98 Marilyn Rich Peggy Rife Paul Robinson Scott Robinson Scott Rochette L. Scott Rodas Alberta Roesser ‘00 Daniel Rogers ‘91 Justin P. Rogers ‘05 Jane Romal Tracy Ross William G. Rowe Mark Rowland ‘95 Janet Roy Sharon Ryan Wesley Sabo Carmen Sabo Lynae Sakshaug Rocco ’88 and Kelly ’88 Salomone John Sapienza ‘96 Daniel R. Sargent ‘89 Natalie Sarrazin Helen Saunders Pat Sauro Shannon Sauro ‘95 Gregory D. Saxton Penny L. Sayles Michael Schaffer ‘70
From Cambodia with Love Following is a letter from Brockport alumna Sandi Smith ’94, pictured above with the children at her orphanage, written to Jennifer Hecker, department of art professor. Hecker thought other Brockport alumni would like to read over her shoulder to learn what Smith has been doing the past few years. Hi Jennifer, In October 2005, I packed up my life and moved to Cambodia. I’ve been living here ever since. I work with an organization called NCLO, and I am the operations director of the NCLO Children’s Home and Educational Center. In a nutshell, I run an orphanage. We took in our first child in March 2006, and we now have nine children living in our home. They are amazing kids, all coming out of really disturbing backgrounds… from living in the dump to extreme poverty to extreme abuse. They are incredibly strong and resilient. They amaze me on a regular basis. We have room in our current house for another seven children and we are hoping to have those beds filled soon. I love living in Cambodia. It’s SO different… nothing like Brockport to say the very least. There are days when it can be a bit overwhelming, as it is a bit dangerous and more than a bit frustrating. The country is still in a stage of development after being destroyed under the Khmer Rouge, and the government is corrupted beyond imagination. There are plenty of muggings and robberies. There are no rules for driving, so you literally have to watch your every move, even when you are walking on the sidewalk as cars and “motos” drive right up them. Medical care is very scary. It is safer to just not go to the hospital than it is to go… if I am ever injured to the point of requiring medical care, I would end up going to Thailand. People there are wonderful, but they are not able to project out at all. Due to the years spent living under the Khmer Rouge and literally living from minute to minute, they just cannot seem to plan ahead, or think forward, even an hour or two. They literally think in the moment they are in, and then they deal with the consequences later. It’s a bit frustrating as I’m sure you can imagine. But, I love it. The good far outweighs the bad. The kids make it all worth while for me. Our first child just hit his one-year anniversary with us, and he has changed so much it’s amazing. He was living in a cardboard shack on a pile of garbage in the city dump. He had lice and skin parasites so bad that we had to shave his head, and it took almost five months to get his skin clear. He also was severely undernourished, and had never been to school a day in his life — he was nine years old at the time. Pretty scary. But, he is doing great. He has grown almost six cm, and has gained about six kilos. He’s in school and is consistently in the top three of his class. He’s just such a great kid. I’m really proud of him and how hard he has worked this past year. Anyway, I won’t make this any longer. I actually need to get to bed…it’s getting pretty late on this side of the planet. Take care, Sandi Smith 23
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Linda J. Schaffer ‘73 Douglas M. Scheidt Robin Schepler Mary Jo Schlecht Darlene M. Schmitt ‘96 Joan Schockow ‘94 Brad Schreiber ‘83 Kathleen Schreier ‘07 Karen Schuhle-Williams ‘84 Kim Scott Susan R. Seem Richard and Sandra Selden Lena Shiao Francis Short Rey Antonio Sia Paul and Jutta Dudley Patricia J. Siegel Bonnie Sills Roberta Simmons Russell W. Simpson Lara Sipols Joseph Siracusa Howard J. Skogman Laurie Smith ‘73 Shelly Stack-Smith ‘91 Rebecca Smith Linda Snell Charles and Pat Sommer Joan Z. Spade Gene ’69 and Bernice Spanneut Barbara P. Speed James A. Spiller Louis ’82 and Gene Spiro John Spitzer Rhonda St. Amant ‘02 Richard St. George Brandon St. John ‘03 Mark Stacy ‘95 Adam ’98 and Betsy ’00 Standish Lucinda Stanton DE Staveley Douglas W. Steffen Susan B. Steinbrenner ‘72 Barbara Sterling Gary Stevens Joanne Stevens ‘81 Gary Stevens Tricia Stewart Susan Stites-Doe Denise Stoll ‘79 Jacqueline Stolt Gary Strassner Jeff Strieter Sheila Strong ‘01 Neala Stull Juanita Suarez John Szyikowski Son Nhut Ta Barbara Tanis Barbara B. Thaine Jacqueline P. Thomas William J. Thomas Barbara Thompson ‘92 Gail Tipton Steven Toal James A. Tobin ‘71
College Celebrates 140th Commencement The College at Brockport celebrated the College’s 140th Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony and its 57th Graduate Ceremony, Saturday, May 12, with more than 1,200 undergraduate students and approximately 225 graduate students taking part in Commencement 2007. Approximately 2,200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students were eligible to commence—students who either fulfilled their academic obligations the previous December, completed them in May, or who finished up final requirements no later than August. Brockport alumnus Vince Gonzales ’90, a CBS news correspondent in Los Angeles, gave the commencement address for the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, and alumnus Edward Doherty ’81, vice president for community programs at the Rochester Area Community Foundation, gave the commencement address for the Graduate Commencement Ceremony. Gonzales was an assistant producer for CBS News’ “Up to the Minute” and held a number of production and administrative positions at CBS News. He is best known for his work on numerous investigative reports, which have been broadcast on the CBS Evening News. He has won several awards for his work, including two Columbia University Alfred I. DuPont Awards, an Emmy, Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Award and Society for Professional Journalists Award. Gonzales received a bachelor’s in political science and communication/journalism from Brockport, earned a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and studied at the Graduate School of International and Public Affairs, also at Columbia University. Doherty earned a master’s in public administration from Brockport. He previously served as commissioner of environmental services for the City of Rochester.
Dave Toman Debbie Toms ‘94 Ralph Toscano Jr. Gregory M. Toth Ralph Trecartin Teresa Forbes Trumpowsky ‘87 Stuart Tsubota Dave Turkow ‘73 Krista K. Tyner Stephen and Marcia Ullman Bernard Valento Yvonne Van Skiver Claire VanDenBerghe ‘87 Andrea Vella Pierangela Veneziani Ana Veras ‘03 Wendy Vonhold ‘01 Judith Wade Adam Waite ‘03 Debra Walls Austin Warner William Warren Diane Warren Celia A. Watt Kathy Weber ’85 and Nat Goodhartz Stephen Weinbeck ‘93 Elliot Weininger Carrie Welch Suzanna Wesh ‘04 Dorine Widger Marcia Wieczorek ‘96 Debra Wilfeard Donna Wilkerson-Barker Nate Williams Vicky Willis Cathy Wilson ‘88 Susan Wilson Rosemary Wilson Elton Wilson Benjamin Wineburg ‘03 Mary Wingender Joseph P. Winnick Herbert Wise Frank Wojcik Ward ’74 and Ann Wolff Sharon Woodley Richard G. Woodson Helen Wunderlich LouAnn Wurst Paul and Ellen Yu Bonnie J. Zalar Jill Zarazinski Lillian Zhu Frank Zona ‘70 Edith Zsuzsics
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Out of Adversity Came Friendships That Last a Lifetime By Mark Ball ’98
“Don’t give up.” Those are the words and life story of Sophia Charles ’04, who has started a local support group for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Charles had just completed her freshman year at Brockport when she suffered a brain aneurism. The aneurism left her in a coma for eight days fighting for her life. Unlike many with the condition, Charles won her battle. “My parents said the first thing I said when I woke up (from the coma) was, ‘I have class on Monday and there is a party in Buffalo on Friday,’ ” Charles said. “The doctors called it a miraculous recovery.” The partying would have to wait, however, as she couldn’t walk, had difficulty talking, and suffered short-term memory loss and aphasia (the inability to recall words). Systemic lupus, a debilitating disease that she was diagnosed with after the aneurism, compounded Charles’ health problems. After a year of frustrations with physical therapy and many restrictions on what she was allowed to do, Charles returned to Brockport to resume working toward her degree in physics. “Reading, writing and spelling — you name it and I had problems with it,” Charles said. Despite the advice of many to select a less challenging major, she continued with physics, completing her degree eight years after she started.
Charles takes pride in her degree (she plans to continue on in the future) and believes that her experience in the Department of Physics is a major reason why she still lives in Brockport. Her battles with lupus and the after effects of her aneurism forced her to learn new ways to complete her work, and to repeat some of her classes. While she struggled toward her degree, Charles found genuinely supportive professors and staff who helped her along the way, including her physics professors who volunteered to drive her to doctors’ appointments. She continues to spend many holidays with Phyllis Lista, the department’s secretary who is now retired, and Charles continues to volunteer in the department office. “Sophia is unique. I recently asked her why she took physics and she told me, ‘Because it was hard,’” said Richard Mancuso, professor emeritus and former Department of Physics chair. Charles’ experience wasn’t what led her to start the support group, however. For that inspiration she looked to her mother. In 2001, Charles’s mother had a stroke and as a result suffered many of the physical hardships that Charles had been dealing with. After watching her mother struggle and feeling as though she was not getting the help she needed, Charles decided to start a local support group, which meets every month at the Seymour Library. The group also is writing a book that will give guidance and information to people with brain injuries. “I would love to know why (I recovered from the aneurism),” said Charles. “Hopefully I’m going in the right direction.” To learn more about the support group, contact Charles at (585) 637-5965. Reprinted with the permission of the Westside News.
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Jane E. Clark ’68, professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology and professor in the Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences Program at the University of Maryland, gave the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Scholar Lecture on campus in November. Clark is an expert in human motor development whose career spans 40 years and has taken her from the classroom to researcher and administrator. Clark traces her success as a teacher and researcher back to her roots at Brockport. Initially Clark wanted to become a physical education teacher, then developed a deep desire to understand how children develop motor skills. She chose Brockport for her undergraduate education because 1. She knew that she wanted to become a teacher of physical education; 2. Brockport was one of two schools in the state offering the program, and 3. Tuition was affordable — just $50 a semester. But it was a chance encounter with then Department Chair Jean Ball that sealed the deal for Clark. Clark and her family had arrived late for a tour of the College, and as they approached the Tuttle South facility, Ball was just leaving and locking the door behind her. Ball immediately reopened the building and personally escorted Clark and her parents on a tour of the facility. “My mother immediately knew I would be in good hands here at Brockport and she was right,” said Clark, who to this day in memory of Ball will leave her desk and personally escort potential students and their families through her building at the University of Maryland. At Brockport, Clark developed a life-long friendship with Chris Rider ’68. Clark and Rider first met as freshmen roommates. “Chris and I still keep in touch today. She studied abroad in 1966-67 at the University of Beirut with Rosie LaSorte (Rich) (education and human development) who established the Beirut program. She was evacuated out of Beirut during the Arab Israeli Six Day War and surprised me one day when she turned up at Brockport mid semester,” remembered Clark. Clark has maintained her connections to the College over the years as well, attending a recent the D’Agostino Memorial Lecture and keeping up to date on College news via Kaleidoscope and the Alumni ENewsletter. Upon graduating from Brockport, Clark was offered an assistantship at the University of Washington where she was a teaching assistant for two years. She later taught at Purdue University as a golf and swimming instructor for three years before she decided to obtain her PhD at the University of Wisconsin. Clark became interested in human motor development after she observed children who weren’t able to perform normal motor skills. Clark has spent the last decade on understanding motor development and says the key question is, “How does the brain get connected to the muscles,” pointing out that it takes 10,000 hours of practice before an individual becomes master of a skill, such as playing golf, effectively throwing a football, or playing a piano fluently. Clark has co-edited seven texts in motor development, authored 22 book chapters and 46 referreed journal publications. In 1993, Clark was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, a society limited to 125 active scholars in the field of kinesiology, and is currently president of the Academy.
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1950s Robert Ford Greene ’54 published $20,000 in Tennis Lessons: Your Personal Coach, June 2006. Harold W. Nash ’54 published Brain Views: Essays on the Brain, June 2006. Rita Devine ’55 was named Honorary Volunteer Fire Department Member of the Wells, VT, Fire Department for her years of community service. James Coe ’58 retired from Rutgers University after 34 years in administration. Bill Nicholson ’58 won three gold medals at the 2006 World Senior Games at St. George, UT.
1960s Jay T. Kearney ’66 has joined the US Olympic Committee (USOC) as team leader, Endurance Sportfolio, Performance Services Division, Colorado Springs, CO. Terry Ann Carbone ’69 was appointed superintendent of schools for the Lockport City School District. Walter Eaton ’69 has retired from his position as assistant director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Leland “Randy” Hamner ’69/’78 retired from the US Army Reserves after 33 years of service, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development after 30 years. Donald Murray ’69 was named the USA Wrestling FILA Junior/University Person of the Year for 2007.
Bonnie (Bleier) Connell ’72/’86 was promoted to professor of mathematics at Monroe Community College. Russell Martin ’72 was a featured “Spotlight” in B&W (a fine art Black and White photography magazine). Michael O’Laughlin ’72 was named superintendent of Monroe II- Orleans BOCES. Rocco Riti ’72 was named Teacher of the Year in Yonkers. Marie (Patten) Rumsey ’72 was appointed to a one-year term on the SUNY Cortland College Council by Governor George Pataki. Mark Turner ’72 was named president of the School Administrators Association of New York. Roberta Kocik Allen ’73 retired from the Binghamton School District after 34 years teaching physical education. Robert D. Bunnell ’73 was appointed assistant vice chancellor for Health, Recreation and Sports/Athletics at Purdue University Calumet. Rosemary Callard-Szulgit ’73 published her fourth and fifth books, entitled Mind-Bending Math and Science Activities for Gifted Children Grades K-12 and Twice Exceptional. Susan Hastings-Bishop ’73 was named Ferris State University Woman of the Year for 2007. Lee Ann Westman, professor of humanities, in her nomination stated, “Dr. HastingsBishop’s scholarly work on adolescent girls and camping supports women in recreation, and her many years of work in the Girl Scouts of America underscores her commitment to girls and recreation.”
Thomas Sarkovics ’70 was honored at Starpoint High School when the varsity baseball field was named “Thomas J. Sarkovics Baseball Field.”
Peter Held ’73, curator for the Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramics Research Center, received the annual CLAY award from the friends of Contemporary Ceramics.
Lois A. Welk ’71 was hired as director of New Dance/USA, Philadelphia, PA.
John Faso ’74 was the Republican candidate for governor of New York state in 2006.
Sandy Goss ’74 won top honors in the recently concluded US Army Major General Keith L. Ware Journalism Competition. Editor of the monthly Northeast Journal, he took the first place award, Army-wide, in the Newsletters category. Richard C. Vega ’74 was appointed director of the City of Rochester’s newly created Office of Public Integrity. Craig Conway ’76 was appointed to the Boards of Directors of Kazeon Systems Inc. and Unisys. Mary-Lynn Gardner ’76 received her license as a mental health counselor in New York state. Karen McGraw ’76 was appointed Superintendent of the New Lebanon School District. Steve Sheinbaum ’76 was appointed vice president of Americas sales for Marshal Inc. Sarah Miles Watts ’76 published a new book with her husband, Thomas Bolam, entitled The Presidents on Film. Elizabeth R. Agte ’77 had three pieces of her jewelry featured in PMC Decade: The First Ten Years of Precious Metal Clay. Willie J. Gilchrist ’77 was named chancellor of Elizabeth City (NC) State University. W. Robert Lewis ’77 was elected to a third four-year term as District Court Judge of District 6-B in North Carolina. Kevin W. O’Connor ’77/’80 was named Eastern New York regional advisory board chairman for First Niagara Bank. Mackey J. Tyndall ’77 became the Physically Challenged (PC) Athlete World Champion after completing the 2007 World Duathlon Championships in October. He was selected as a Team USA member for the 2008 Olympic Distance Triathlon next June. Nancy Wunder ’77 has been named Our Lady of Mercy’s middle-school director in Rochester. She has been with the school for 25 years.
Rocco Aiello ’78 was named Adapted Physical Educator of the Year for 2006 by the Maryland Alliance for Health and Physical Education. Charlie Logan ’78 was named program director of KKLZ, Las Vegas. Eugene H. Spafford ’79 has been awarded the 2007 ACM President’s Award by the Association for Computing Machinery.
1980s James M. Garrett ’80 founded Elements to Excellence Inc., a Fredericksburg, MD, based training and education company that focuses on team building techniques. Robert Mladinich ’80 published his second book on crime, Lethal Embrace. John P. McEntee ’81 was named a Super Lawyer in the 2007 Metro Edition of New York Super Lawyers magazine. He was recognized for his work in business litigation. Stanley Van Gundy ’81 was named head coach for the Orlando Magic basketball team, a National Basketball Association (NBA) team. Jamie Foehner ’82 accepted a position as director of marketing services with Entercom, Rochester. Tim Gordon ’82 was elected as the first Independence Party member to the New York State Assembly in 2006. David McNamara ’82 was appointed managing partner of the law firm of Phillips Lytle LLP. Mary McCue Greene ’84 retired in January 2007 after a 34-year career in the social services field, which included six years as a Child Protective Caseworker, 14 years as an adult protective services supervisor and 14 years as a child day care regulatory supervisor. Lee Starr ’83 started a local family youth sports magazine, Western New York All-Stars. Philip C. Colby ’84 has been named financial consultant and associate vice president of investments with A.G. Edwards and Sons, Rochester. John Savino ’84 has joined Citizens Bank N.A. as vice president and
relationship manager in the business banking department, Rochester. Gabriel J. Toubia ’84 has joined TD Banknorth Leasing Corporation as a vice president, Burlington, MA. Willie Baldon ’85 is the nurse manager, third-floor long-term care nursing, at the Episcopal Church Home, Rochester. Kelly Calabrese ’85 has successfully completed 35 credits, 900 practical hours and 64 hours in post graduate studies in clinical nutrition. She is now a board certified clinical nutritionist in private practice in Colorado Springs, CO. She holds a master’s in sports medicine and exercise physiology and has been a personal trainer for the past 22 years. Michael Seinberg ’85 was appointed as new regional sales director for M/A-COM.
Craig Stiles ’88 received his professional geologist certificate from the State of Pennsylvania. He is with LaBella Associate PC of Rochester. Kathleen Vaughn ’88 joined Thompson Health, Canandaigua, NY as director of nursing for senior living services. Susan (Scheidweiler) Carlson ’89 was promoted to assistant professor of nursing at Monroe Community College. John Schrenker ’89/’97 was promoted to chief information officer at Lakeside Health Systems.
1990s Andrew Cassani ’90 is working as a pediatric oncology social worker at St. James Hospital, Leeds, England.
Ilene Strongin-Garry ’85 received the 2006 Special Libraries Association’s Factiva Leadership Award.
Leslie Wehner ’90 was appointed assistant principal at the Brockport High School.
Charlotte Downing ’86 was co-chairperson of Monroe Community College’s 2007 Diversity Council.
Meme Krahe Yanetsko ’90 was elected Alumni Board chairperson of the Jamestown Community College Cattaraugus County Campus.
Michael J. Holland ’86 recently released his book Why Husbands Kill Their Wives and Boyfriends Beat Up Their Girlfriends. James J. Whittle ’86 was promoted to assistant general counsel for the American Insurance Association. Patriceann Mead ’87 is the artistic director for the Palomar College Campus and recently directed Noche Havana, a South American Dance Tribute. Ronald Milon ’87 completed his PhD in adult and post secondary education from Capella University and was appointed dean of the Business Department at DeVry Institute of Technology, Long Island City. Gregory Lefebre ’88 was appointed chair of The College at Brockport’s Business Advisory Council. David M. Moran ’88 is now the senior Web editor for Hanley Wood e-Media. Paige Prentice ’88 was promoted to the position of vice president of residential and medical operations with Horizon Health Services.
Dan Fichter ’91 headed the Nike Indoor National Track and Field Clinic in Lanover, MD. Terresa Ford ’91 unveiled her new art traveling show entitled “Compassion”. She toured Florida and New York with her new works, which connect Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Michael P. Giruzzi ’91 was appointed the Hilton director of athletics. Mark Merges ’91 received his doctorate of education in leadership from Samford University, AL. Kevin Nolan ’91 recently obtained his real estate license and is selling real estate with Hunt/ERA Real Estate. Cristin Finch ’92/’99 was named coordinator of the Health Studies Program at Monroe Community College. Kelly Goonan ’92 obtained her personal fitness trainer certificate. She also is serving as the public health grant administrator at North Carolina A&T State University.
Erma Mawn ’92 is the director of case management at the Episcopal Senior Life Communities, Rochester. Karen Ogden ’92/’04 was appointed to director of development at Marrow Foundation, Washington, DC. Daniel Perl ’93 was promoted to police sergeant with the Town of Gates Police Department. Antoine M. Thompson ’93 was elected to the New York State Senate in the 60th District. He served previously on the Buffalo City Council. Michael W. Cole ’94 was elected to the New York State Assembly in the 142nd Assembly District. Robert L. Wallace ’94 was named president/CEO & executive director of Canterbury Woods Continuing Care Retirement Community. Brenda Bartock ’95 was promoted to director of program development for the Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County. Richard H. Jenks ’95 had his work accepted into the “Brush Strokes & Land Marks: Contemporary Landscape Painting” exhibit at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn. Nate Pritts ’95 had his first book of poems, Sensational Spectacular, published in 2007. His second book, Honorary Astronaut, is due out in 2008. Mark E. Schamel ’95 recently became partner at Schertier & Onorato LLP in Washington, DC, and focuses his practice on criminal defense. Jamie Weir ’95, sports information director/operations manager at Michigan State University, received the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Rising Star Award for 2007. The annual award goes to a CoSIDA member whose service, dedication, energy and enthusiasm to the profession make that individual a “rising star” in sports information. Al Campagna ’96 has been elected president of the New York Medical Group Management Association. He is business manager of Greater Rochester Orthopedics. Gillette LeVau Kempf ’96, owner of Borealis Books, an independent bookstore in Wadena, MN, was recently elected to a two-year term on the
Wadena County Historical Association Board. Borealis supports local and emerging writers primarily through a week-long writing event hosted by Gillette each November. Michael Mellace ’96, owner of Mama Mellace’s Old World Treats, was a finalist for San Diego’s 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award. The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce also recognized him as Entrepreneur of the Year at its annual awards dinner in March 2007. Rory Butler ’97 was promoted to associate professor of office and computer programs at Monroe Community College. Violet Kokarakis ’97 has joined Wall Street Financial Group Inc. of Rochester as an operations specialist. Kevin F. Wind ’97 recently received the Awarding and Celebrating Excellence (ACE) Award at Nixon Peabody LLP. Steven M. Christy ’98 was appointed to the mission field July 17 during a service at Grove Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, VA, joining more than 5,100 other International Mission Board missionaries around the globe. Eric J. Kingsbury ’98 joined Lumsden & McCormick LLP as an accountant. Michael Krueger ’98 was named financial reporting manager at Ultralife Batteries Inc., Newark. Adam Pitterman ’98 was appointed sports information director for Eastern New Mexico University. Mike Dockins ’99 recently published his first book of poems, entitled Slouching in the Path of a Comet. Heather Hedges ’99 was appointed marketing communications manager at Ithaca College. Charles A. Mitrano ’99, Empire 8 Commissioner, was named one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sport. Karl E. Nielsen ’99 graduated with his MS in elementary education from Nazareth College and an MS in educational administration from St. John Fisher.
Matt Piede ’99 has been named senior account executive at Jay Advertising, Rochester.
Kerry A. Blocker ’03 was granted tenure at Brockport High School as a secondary social studies teacher.
Sarah J. Bradley ’03 was hired as the special events assistant for the Miami Dolphins.
Scott C. Benjamin ’00 was hired as president and CEO of the Charles Settlement House, Rochester. Erin Covey ’00 was hired by KFBK, Sacramento, CA, as a radio news anchor. Kim (Kellish) DeMonte ’00 founded an internet business that supports local business. FindCNY.com was started two years ago. Mary Jane DiPietro ’00 recently published her book, The “Not-So-Nice” Birthday Party. Ronald F. Satta ’00 published the new volume, The Sacred Text: Biblical Authority in NineteenthCentury America. Tara Buckley ’01 was elected to the Board of Directors of the Copiague Chamber of Commerce, April 2007. John A. Cassin ’01/’06 has completed two professional certifications, one as an Emergency Number Professional (ENP) by the National Emergency Number Association, a professional management certification for those in the emergency communications field, and as a certified emergency manager by the International Association of Emergency Managers. Carlnita P. Greene ’01 completed her PhD in communication studies from the University of Texas at Austin and is now an assistant professor of communication and rhetoric at Nazareth College. Eric D. Haselbauer ’01 joined the law firm of Harter Secrest and Emery LLP as an associate in the Real Estate Practice Group. Michael J. Huff ’01 was appointed principal at Hamilton Elementary in the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District. Josh Kirby ’01 was appointed to the Boy Scouts of America’s National Venturing Membership Committee, April 2007. Lori Kolb ’01 received Marion County’s top education honor, winning the Golden Apple Teacher of the Year award. Janice J. Figueroa ’02 recently finished her MA in exercise science and sports management from Adelphi University. Also, the American College of Sports Medicine has accepted her research abstract for the 2007 ACSM Annual Conference. It will be published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Dean Welch ’02, Sergeant First Class, is serving in the US Army in Iraq.
Kelly Cornmire ’97/’00 married Stephen McNamara, August 18, 2007. Julie Calkins ’99 married Justin Murawski, June 23, 2007. Zoe E. Krause ’99 married Jason A. Frantz, February 21, 2007.
Salim Islam ’03 is presently at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, as the assistant manager of publications.
Josh Kirby ’01 married Rebecca J. Morgan, June 9, 2007.
Erick M. Crespo ’04, who is currently studying film at the Conservatory of Motion Pictures, Los Angeles, CA, is featured at the Valley Film Festival in Hollywood for his film Footprints on Sand.
Kelly M. Leuer ’01 married Tony Biscotti, May 12, 2007. Patricia Sanford ’02 married Brian Mallaber, September 9, 2006.
Jeremiah Garrison ’04 was hired as a drug representative for Merck Co. Inc. Nicole Baldo ’05 has been promoted to marketing assistant at Summit Federal Credit Union, Rochester. Amy Jaus ’05 was hired as a financial service representative by Rochester Financial Group.
Shana (Yousey) Smith ’00 welcomed son Nathaniel Christian, March 21, 2006.
Yendi Phillipps ’06 was crowned Miss Jamaica World 2007.
Malinda Brent ’92 and husband Marc Heller welcomed a baby girl, Molly Kay Heller, November 29, 2006.
Julie A. Rossignolo ’06 accepted a position at Rochester General Hospital, working in the Vascular Surgical area as a registered nurse.
Ray ’92 and Meredith Jacobs ’90 welcomed Abby Rose Jacobs, May 9, 2007. She joins sister Sara Rae, 3 years.
Jennifer Lincoln ’07 was hired as a fourthgrade teacher at Newark Central School District.
Lori (Zukowski) Natiella ’93 and husband Gerald Natiella welcomed son Noah Joseph, born February 27, 2006. He joins sister Page, 3 years.
Jessica E. McLaughlin ’07 was hired as the weekend meteorologist for KIMT in Iowa and Minnesota.
Tracy (McKeever) Marron ’94 and husband Thomas Marron welcomed daughter Hayley Paige on September 18, 2005.
Miranda Vagg ’07 was promoted to managing editor of The Journal Register, distributed throughout Orleans County.
Thomas ’94 and Joy ’95 (Koudella) McDonald welcomed a daughter, Kellyn Reece, born May 31, 2006, who joins brother Hunter, 4 years.
Brian Mundy ’94 and wife Susan welcomed daughter Erin Elizabeth, January 24, 2006.
Leslie E. Judd ’79 married Pamela Keyzer, May 28, 2006.
Jeffrey and Jacqueline (Ross) Sage ’94 welcomed daughter Jenna Mae, June 21, 2006.
Kevin McCrudden ’86 married Alicia Jabbour, July 30, 2006.
Paul and Rhonda (Donselaar) Carner ’97 welcomed son Nolan Paul, November 27, 2006.
Christopher Tiffany ’96 married Alicia Eddy, September 16, 2006.
Danielle Bird-Roncone ’00 and husband Mark Roncone welcomed son Vincent Joseph Roncone, November 15, 2006, who joins brother Dominic, 2 years.
Roger Repard ’06 married Sarah Stoffel ’06, November 24, 2006.
Gerald ’89 and Sandra ’89 (Sisk) Weimer welcomed a daughter, Miriam Grace, who joins siblings Melissa, 16 years; Philip, 13 years; Elizabeth, 9 years; Benjamin, 7 years; and Samuel, 3 years.
Shelli Ulrich ’05 graduated with her MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. She is now in the Risk Management Leadership Program with General Electric.
Kevin McLeary ’99 and wife Christine welcomed daughter Leah Ann, December 18, 2006.
Eric Lambalzer ’00 and Cassandra (Rosh) Lambalzer ’01 welcomed a daughter, Kaitlyn Mae, born November 2, 2006.
Ilene Strongin-Garry ’85 and husband Michael Garry adopted April Lauren, October 24, 2006, from Chongquin, China.
R. Michael Roggow ’05 was promoted to senior associate, Assurance at KPMG LLP.
Sally (Barton) Dingee ’99 and husband Dean Dingee welcomed their first child, Anna Harriet Dingee, June 2, 2007.
Matthew Wright ’03 married Jennifer Simmons ’03, May 19, 2007.
Jason F. Land ’05 received his MS in leadership in health care systems from the University of Rochester.
Dennis and Catherine (Colligan) Pynn ’98 welcomed daughter Murphy Fallon, born May 14, 2006.
Barry and Julie (Ulrich) Webber ’01 welcomed son Jackson Thomas, July 28, 2006. Tamsen (Laurer) Velazquez ’02 and husband John welcomed a daughter, Mayla Marie, who joins big brother Caden, 2 years.
Harold H. Witters ’32 Elma Prince ’34 Dorothy E. (Whitney) Ashworth ’35 Betty (Pease) Gray Ranger ’37 June (Mumford) Burke ’39 Ruth (Morris) Lieberman ’42 Eloise (Monacelli) Soper ’44 Betty (Connal) Ott Aldrich ’45 Dorothy B. Breckon ’46 Daniel R. Hamlin ’46 Mary L. (Lercher) Ennis ’48 Dorothy (Comstock) O’Brien ’48 Jane (Willis) Korber ’49 Charles J. Meder ’49 Thad J. Mularz ’50 Carol (Rees) Hansen ’50 Mary Ann “Lou” (Potter) Martin ’51 Martha (Dodd) Sentiff ’51 Erminio Serra ’51 George L. Hurtubis ’52 Anthony Masiello ’54 Elaine R. (Wright) Schilling ’54 James M. Sharkey ’54 Joanne (Vanetten) Weiskerger ’54 France (Dapice) Davis ’55 Patrick A. Draves ’56 Jan (Cummings) Russett ’57 Donald E. Lang ’58 James T. Mount ’58 Leonard E. Hiemenz ’58 Jane (Tuthill) Runyan Palazzoli ’59 Harry R. Sisson ’59
Violet (Britz) Bennett ’60 Frederick E. Dean ’60 Thomas Garrity ’60 Gordon Jewett ’60 Adelaide M. (Wilson) Eckler ’63 Ellen (Barter) Gangarosa ’65 Charles Ames ’65 Charles F. Messerich ’65 Joyce A. MacDonald ’66 Carolyn (Weed) Dean ’69 Sharon A. (Williamson) Gibbons ’69 Richard C. Gray ’69 Deborah (Corcoran) Manahan ’69 Richard L. Suhr ’69 Jack C. Wolf ’69 Karen (Prosser) Goerlich ’70 Eric S. Green ’71 Robert E. Nugent ’70 Kay E. (Dale) Dean ’72 Donna Landers ’72 Carol Ann (Bunch) Tatar ’72 Joseph A. Ulinski ’72 Patricia A. (Ivison) Miller ’73 Kathleen A. (Hennigan) Cuddahee ’74 Susan L. (Szilagyi) Leaton ’74 Mary E. (Murphy) Gordon ’75 Peter T. “PK” Kamide ’75 Ann Marie Heins ’76 Thomas P. Cauley III ’78 Mary Ann Waters ’78 James M. Cretney ’79 John K. Merendo ’79 David C. Nettles ’80/’84 Michael Corrigan ’81 Mark F. Radcliffe ’81 Elizabeth Gleason ’82 Norma (Kingsley) Smith ’82 Russell E. “Rusty” Burkland ’85 Burton J. Greene ’87 Lt. Col. James W. Doepp, Jr. ’88 Valjeanne (Taylor) Reese ’90 Mary S. Temple ’91 Marilyn A. (Gutberlet) Rishe ’92 Debbie J. (Houston) Tranello ’92 Kurt J. Williams ’94 Michael P. Arthur ’00
Honoring a Golden Eagle Who Flew to Great Heights
Belva Browne Norma “Jerry” Rentsch Florence Skelton
Retired Air Force Col. John F. Groom ’42 took pride in serving his country; so much so that he made it his lifelong career. Col. Groom passed away at the age of 87 and was buried August 8, 2006, with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC. Col. Groom, born August 21, 1918, commanded the Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team at Nellis Air Force Base in 1962 when the team flew supersonic F-100 Super Sabres. He later served as an airstrike advisor, reporting to Army Gen. William Westmoreland in the Vietnam War. John Groom Jr. said his father was in training during World War II and flew B-29s in the Korean War, and that “The height of his career was really in Vietnam.” He also was a key player in the evacuation of Tripoli where he was responsible for evacuating US citizens from the city. Col. Groom was honored for his service to his country in the Congressional Record in July 2006. Upon his passing, Jon C. Porter, member of Congress, said, “Colonel Groom was a remarkable asset to this country and he will be missed.” Groom married his wife Barbara in 1944 and until retirement from the Air Force in 1970, the couple was on the move. They lived overseas while stationed in Libya, and upon his retirement the couple moved to Switzerland where they lived for more than two years. They returned to the US, living in Las Vegas for 15 years prior to his death. In addition to serving his country, Col. Groom also took great pride in his Alma Mater and supported the College as a member of the Golden Eagle Society and active contributor to the College. He also is survived by another son, Tom, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Former Faculty and Staff Clarence Juffs
Robert E. Boozer, associate professor, Department of Physical Education and Sport, 1947-79 Albert Degroat, assistant professor, Department of Education, 1949-76 Elizabeth “Betty” Gennarino, wife of Ralph P. Gennarino, vice president for educational services emeritus, 1962-77 Miriam Hammon, librarian, Library, 1945-65 Dinesh C. Mathur, professor, Department of Philosophy, 1968-85 John J. Perry, dean of international programs, Department of International Education, 1971-2006 Edward O. Stephany, professor, Department of Mathematics, 1947-80 Donald Van Ess, professor, Department of Music, 1963-83 Irene Weirich, associate professor, Department of Health Science and Recreation, 1949-85
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He has been active in many of The College at Brockport’s activities, having previously funded the restoration of the Department of Theatre’s piano and having donated a confocal microscope accessory to the Department of Biological Sciences. Wil is a graduate of Dickinson College, Class of 1963. For its initial program, the Institute will conduct a one-day conference for educators, faculty and college students focusing on early childhood education. The conference, intended to become an annual event, will address critical issues in childhood education, such as supporting the home environment to foster education, identifying challenges to learning in young children, and insuring healthy environments for learning. The Institute also will foster collaboration between The College at Brockport and the early childhood professional community. Longer range plans call for the creation of a college-level, credit-bearing course. Funding also will support an annual student assistantship for a
College at Brockport student to work within the Institute. Kathy Peterson-Sweeney, nursing, will be the first director of the Hunter Institute. She has been on the faculty of The College at Brockport since 1985, teaching in the area of pediatric nursing. She also is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital and has more than twenty-five years experience in pediatric nursing. She also served as a curriculum specialist for the Childhealth Education Program for child care providers, funded for many years by the United Way of Rochester. “My goal as director of the Hunter Institute is to create an interdisciplinary approach to issues of young children that will enable faculty to collaborate on common areas of interest and to share that knowledge with early childhood educators and childcare providers throughout the greater Rochester region,” she said. 35
“Just imagine if every single Brockport alumnus gave $20 to The Fund for Brockport. That would add nearly $1.5 support for student success.”
“My name is Emily Lottes and I’m a senior at The College at Brockport. I’ve already contributed to The Fund for Brockport. Why? Because I know that every dollar makes a difference! The opportunities and education that I have experienced at Brockport have far exceeded my expectations. And I know this wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of alumni and friends of The College at Brockport. Your donations make a difference for me and touch the lives of many other students.” — Emily Lottes ’08, Distinguished Scholar, Business Administration The College at Brockport is proud of the more than 70,000 alumni who chose Brockport for their college education. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in health care, business, education, public service and may other professions, all contributing to the vitality of the communities in which they live. Today, the number of high-quality applicants to Brockport is on the rise as is the need for private support for student scholarships, new technology, faculty development, programming and other important resources. In order to maintain our commitment to student success, we need your support. Every dollar really does make a difference!
“Without donors like you, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to experience a Brockport education. It’s such a great place to learn. By the time I graduate, I know I’ll be well-prepared for a successful future.” — Jason Scott ’10, International Studies
“A solid educational foundation is essential to a successful career. The College at Brockport has provided me with the opportunities I need to reach my goals and get on a path to a great future.” — Kelvin Barnwell ’09, Computer Science
“Your donations to The College at Brockport make it possible for the Environmental Science Department to purchase the same kinds of advanced equipment that professionals use in the field. As students, we have the opportunity to strengthen our technical skills and be competitive when it comes to finding great jobs or getting into graduate school. “ — Jian Yun Yu ’09, Environmental Science and Biology
“The College at Brockport has given me the chance to meet new people, establish my future, and further my goals. As a full-time student, I’ve learned how to manage my time wisely, solve problems efficiently, and meet deadlines effectively. Without the support of The Fund for Brockport and my professors, I wouldn’t be where I am today.” — Patrick Roberts ’10, Business Administration
We need your support. Don’t delay another day. Please give to The College at Brockport by making a tax-deductible gift using the envelope included in Kaleidoscope or by going online and making a donation at www.brockport.edu/giving 36
Letter from the Vice President For Advancement Dear Friends,
t is hard to believe that the New Year is well underway and that spring is just around the corner. The time goes by so fast! At the College, we measure the seasons by the coming and going of our students – the anticipation and energy of a semester’s start and the sense of accomplishment that accompanies the semester’s end. But the work of advancing the College and supporting our outstanding students through scholarships, enhanced academic programs, and other activities does not ebb and flow with the academic calendar; rather, it is constant. Our commitment to the College and our students never wavers, and we know that neither does yours. Your continued support makes so much possible. It is evident in the increased academic quality of each incoming class, the enthusiasm with which students embrace campus life, and in the achievements of our graduates. Through your generosity, we can provide the multi-dimensional education that sets us apart from our peers and allows our students to explore the full measure of their interests and talents. We take great pride in our well-rounded, purposeful graduates who approach the future with confidence and promise, and go on to become engaged members of their communities – and we hope that you do, too. We recognize the invaluable role you play in our students’ success and for that I offer my most heartfelt gratitude. But of course our work is never truly done. We hope that you will join us as we rededicate ourselves each day to advancing the important work of the College and providing life-changing educational experiences for the students of tomorrow.
Roxanne Johnston Vice President for Advancement President, Brockport Foundation
P.S. Please consider making a gift today that directly impacts the education of our students. You can give online at www.brockport.edu/giving or use the enclosed envelope.
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