Lillian Henken Press (PAL’46, SMG’47, COM’51) of Lexington, Ky., received a lifetime achievement award for women who have helped transform the state, at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda in March. Governor Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Commission on Women honored Lillian for her leadership in the fields of mental health, education, and politics. Her portrait now hangs in the Kentucky Women Remembered permanent exhibit in the rotunda. Lillian is married to O. Leonard Press (SMG’47, COM’51), the founder and former director of Kentucky Educational Television. The couple met at BU and have a son, Lowell, and two grandsons.
Janice Wilkins (LAW’46) of East Walpole, Mass., received the Susan Colgate Cleveland Medal for Distinguished Service from Colby-Sawyer College at its 2010 commencement ceremony. Janice was honored for her leadership as a member of the college’s alumni association and board of trustees and for her generous financial support.
Slater E. Newman (GRS’48) of Raleigh, N.C., received the 2010 Peacemaker Award from North Carolina Peace Action “for being the voice of justice for all those who did not have voices of their own.” A professor emeritus of psychology at North Carolina State University, Slater was instrumental in starting and sustaining groups such as the ACLU of North Carolina, the Committee to Reverse the Arms Race, the Human Rights Coalition of North Carolina, and North Carolinians for the Ratification of CEDAW.
Bill Cuccinello (DGE’51, COM’52) of Lexington, Mass., received the Honored Member Award from the Aero Club of New England (ACONE) for his public relations expertise and support of ACONE events. He has been a pilot for 45 years and is a certified flight instructor. Bill is chief executive officer of Consulting Services and editor of the Hanscom Beacon. Prior to his retirement, he was president and CEO of MDK Allied Advertising.
Sandy Bailey Kendall (CFA’55) of Belmont, Mass., was named Citizen of the Year by her local newspaper. She is president of the Belmont Woman’s Club, minister of music at First Baptist Church of Belmont, volunteer treasurer of the Belmont Center Business Association, and a town meeting member. She also manages weddings, parties, and other events for the historic William Flagg Homer House. Sandy writes that she loves being a grandmother and that she “still leads her fellow Belmont Rotarians in song every Tuesday.” She recently retired after 60 years as an accompanist for the Belmont public schools.
Liz Gribin (CFA’56) of Boston, Mass., writes that her painting The Green Room was featured in the exhibition ArtBlock Revealed at the Mobius Gallery in Boston’s South End.
Jeanne Cleaves Fernald (CFA’57) of Mount Desert, Maine, recently participated in a tournament at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. For the second year, her team, from Woodlawn Croquet Club, in Ellsworth, Maine, won the trophy for scoring the most points at the tournament. “I took up croquet six years ago and have enjoyed the exercise and sociability involved,” she writes. “After 41 years of teaching music, it is quite a change.” Jeanne also owns and operates Fernald Oceanfront Cottages for “anyone who wants a nice place to stay while visiting Acadia National Park.” Email her at email@example.com.
Richard Tomlins (SMG’57) of Cranston, R.I., announced his candidacy for mayor of Cranston this past June. More information about Richard’s campaign is at www.citizentomlins.com.
Patricia Donnelly Callan (CFA’59) of Newton, Mass., published two poems from her manuscript Tea and Scandal in So to Speak, a literary journal published at George Mason University. In May 2010, Patricia won first prize in the Jacaranda Poetry Contest held by the Pasco, Fla., Arts Council. Email Patricia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donald F. Megnin (STH’60) of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., published his fifth book, Moments in Time: A Memoir (Xlibris, 2010), which recalls events at the School of Theology, as well as his ministry, graduate studies, international dissertation research, teaching, and traveling abroad with his family and his wife, Julia Megnin (STH’60). He is working on his next book, A Medley of Short Stories.
Emily Jon (Fouts) Mitchell (CFA’60) of New York, N.Y., writes that her short play Autumn Quartet was produced by the Emerging Artists Theatre in March 2010. Emily had a leading role in The Cemetery Club, which premiered at the Palm Beach International Film Festival in April. She also had a featured role in The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek, which premiered at the Atlanta Film Festival in April. Email Emily at email@example.com.
Tom O’Connell (SED’60, GRS’61) of Dennis Port, Mass., appeared on the local cable show Books and the World to promote his new book, Power, Politics & Propaganda: Observations of a Curious Contrarian (Sanctuary Unlimited, 2009). Tom was a health care lobbyist on Beacon Hill and wrote a newspaper column on Cape Cod for 20 years after leaving his post as CEO of the Massachusetts Safety Council. He was named “one of the top 100 influential people” on the Cape in Cape Cod Magazine’s 25th anniversary issue. See excerpts from his book at www.sanctuary777.com.
Bruce Brown (CAS’63) of Portland, Maine, received an honorary degree in May 2009 from the University of Maine at Presque Isle for his contributions to Maine’s visual arts community. From 1987 through 2006, he was curator of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport. Bruce also spent 30 years as a public school teacher and administrator. A “veteran traveler,” he journeyed to Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego last October.
B. Amore (CAS’64) of Benson, Vt., presented at the conference For a Dangerous Pedagogy: A Manifesto for Italian and Italian American Studies, held at Hofstra University this past April. She also has been involved in Invisible Odysseys, an art project by and about Mexican migrant workers in Vermont.
Carlton Plummer (CFA’64) of Boston, Mass., was the subject of a 50-year retrospective at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Maine. Carlton is a professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moira Marti Geoffrion (CFA’65) of Tucson, Ariz., recently lectured on her artwork at the International Sculpture Center Conference in London, England. She also collaborated with dancer Douglas Nielsen on a performance piece and stage set that premiered at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre in Tucson in April. Moira chairs the art department at the University of Arizona, where she has worked since 1986. Her husband, Charles, has retired and started his own bioscience company. Visit www.moiramartigeoffrion.com.
Dick Amsterdam (GSM’66) of Andover, Mass., coauthored MORE from The Better Mousetrap: Tips, Tricks & Tales About Corporate Communications for Small Businesses (The Cheshire Press, 2010), a collection of short essays that originally appeared in the marketing newsletter of The Cheshire Group, a corporate communications firm based in North Reading, Mass. The essays are based on business anecdotes from Dick, the firm’s chief executive officer.
Mike Moran (CFA’66) of North Port, Fla., won the Best Songwriter Award from the San Diego chapter of MENSA, in its creative work competition. Learn more about Mike at www.kittmoran.com, or email him at email@example.com.
Dennis D. Nicholson (STH’66) of Indianola, Iowa, coauthored Indianola: Ballooning Capital of Iowa (Arcadia, 2010). Dennis, who also took the photos, is assistant to the curator at the National Balloon Museum in Indianola and a member of the museum’s board of directors.
Madeleine Kay (CAS’67) of Flat Rock, N.C., published Serendipitously Rich: How to Get Delightfully, Delectably, Deliciously Rich (or Anything Else You Want) in 7 Ridiculously Easy Steps (Morgan James Publishing, 2009), a follow-up to her previous motivational books, Living Serendipitously (Chrysalis Publishing, 2003) and Living with Outrageous Joy (Chrysalis Publishing, 2006). Visit www.madeleinekay.com.
Mark Meltzer (CAS’67, SED’68) of Los Angeles, Calif., celebrated 30 years as executive director and chief executive officer of the Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) of Los Angeles in June 2010. He received the Ben and Anne Werber Communal Service Award for his milestone at JFLA’S annual gala dinner. Mark also consults for national and international Jewish organizations on émigré transmigration and relocation issues. He is a past president of the International Association of Hebrew Free Loans, the Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California, and the Los Angeles Council of Federation and Agency Executives. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sara Rothman (GRS’67,’71) of Silver Spring, Md., received the 2010 American Society for Microbiology Roche Diagnostics Alice C. Evans Award for her dedication to mentoring women and scientists. Sara is associate science director at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring.
Domenic Cretara (CFA’68,’70) of Long Beach, Calif., wrote the foreword to Portrait Painting Atelier: Old Master Techniques and Contemporary Applications (Watson-Guptill, 2010) by Suzanne Brooker. Several of Domenic’s paintings and drawings are reproduced in the book. Email him at email@example.com.
Linda H. Feinberg (CAS’68) of Manchester, N.H., recently set up a web store for her artwork at www.lindafeinberg.com. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patrick Henry Flynn (COM’68) of Palm Beach, Fla., is president of the Palm Beach Theater Guild, which is in its fifth year of fighting to save the historic Royal Poinciana Playhouse. He also runs a public relations agency serving nonprofit, medical nanotechnology, and real estate development clients. Email Patrick at email@example.com.
Robert L. King (GRS’68) of East Longmeadow, Mass., published The Ethos of Drama: Rhetorical Theory and Dramatic Worth (Catholic University of America Press, 2010).
Susan Marx (CFA’68) of Orange, N.J., exhibited paintings in a two-woman show at the A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery in New York this past summer.
Wesley T. Mott (CAS’68, GRS’69,’74) of Vineyard Haven, Mass., was elected president of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, which he founded in 1989. Wesley, an English professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is editing volumes of the works of Henry David Thoreau and James Fenimore Cooper. He has published nine books on Emerson, Thoreau, and transcendentalism.
Roger Rosinski (SED’68) of Beverly, Mass., was elected into the Massachusetts High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame on April 25, 2010. He was honored for his 32 years of service to high school football.
Martin S. Needelman (LAW’69) of Brooklyn, N.Y., received the Louis J. Lefkowitz Public Service Award from Fordham Law School’s Public Interest Resource Center in March 2010. The award honored Martin’s 25th year as project director and chief counsel of Brooklyn Legal Service Corporation A. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donna Williamson (COM’70) of Clear Brook, Va., changed careers in 1988 and became a gardener. She now designs gardens and writes about and teaches environmentally conscious, no-nonsense garden design for homeowners. She writes that her book The Virginia Gardener’s Companion: An Insider’s Guide to Low-Maintenance Gardening in Virginia (Globe Pequot, 2008) is popular in the Mid-Atlantic. Contact Donna through her website, www.dwfinegardening.com.
Richard H. Cummings (CAS’71) of Düsseldorf, Germany, published Radio Free Europe’s “Crusade for Freedom”: Rallying Americans Behind Cold War International Broadcasting, 1950–1960 (McFarland & Company, 2010). Email him at email@example.com.
Rande Peyser-May (CFA’71) of Palm Beach, Fla., exhibited watercolor paintings in juried shows at the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s Artists’ Guild Gallery and the Armory Art Center. Email Rande at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hyman Darling (CAS’72) of Longmeadow, Mass., received the American Cancer Society’s Omar T. Pace, MD, Award on May 8, 2010, for his contribution to the fight against cancer. Hyman has volunteered with the society in western Massachusetts for 30 years and has secured more than $10 million in gifts. An attorney with a background in estate planning, he serves on the society’s new Nationwide Gift Planning Advisory Council.
Ellen Kitzis (CAS’72) of Charlestown, Mass., worked at Gartner, Inc., for 15 years. While there, she published The New CIO Leader (Harvard Business Press, 2004).
Gary Charles Shankman (CFA’72) of Albany, N.Y., showed his work in a recent solo exhibition, A Quarter-Century of Painting, at the Clement Art Gallery in Troy, N.Y. He also exhibited works in a two-person show, The Play of Light, at the Oakroom Artists Gallery in Schenectady, N.Y., and in the Sage Colleges visual arts faculty exhibition Practice at the Opalka Gallery in Albany, N.Y. His painting Toys was accepted into the Regional Exhibition at the Woodstock School of Art in Woodstock, N.Y. Email Gary at email@example.com.
Alan G. Stone (SMG’72) of Raymond, Maine, was selected for inclusion in the June 2010 Chambers & Partners USA Guide to the Legal Profession. He was recognized as a leader in the field of energy and natural resources. Alan is a shareholder at Skelton Taintor & Abbott in Auburn, Maine.
Susan Hurwitz Tatelbaum (SED’72) of Dartmouth, Mass., published Morph in a Minute: Magic in the Moment = Ravings of a Medium (Authorhouse, 2010). “After raising four children, my life has changed,” she writes. “I became a medium and a psychic, and the spirits told me to write this book.” Email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeanne C. Meister (SED’73) of New York, N.Y., coauthored The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today (HarperBusiness, 2010) with Karie Willyerd.
Kenny (Schaffel) Morse (CFA’73) of Los Angeles, Calif., finished his first season working on American Idol, where he played everything from a judge to a contestant for the show’s rehearsals. He then worked on the summer season of So You Think You Can Dance. As the comedy performer “Mr. Traffic,” he hosts the Sirius/XM Radio feature “Drive Time With Mr. Traffic” for Premiere Radio Networks. Email Kenny at email@example.com.
Elaine Schear (SED’73) of Cambridge, Mass., is president and cofounder of Friends of CRLS, a nonprofit foundation that raises private funds for the public high school Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, where she is also a writing tutor. She is an educator and a writer whose poetry and fiction have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Bellevue Literary Review, Poetry East, and other newspapers and journals. She and her partner have two daughters. Email Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ival Stratford-Kovner (CFA’73) of Bethel, Conn., exhibited drawings in the August 2010 show Small Works at the Blue Mountain Gallery in New York, N.Y. Three of her drawings showcase the Connecticut Horse Guard, of which she is a member. Contact Ival at email@example.com.
Elle (Glick) Ben-Sefer (SON’74) of Raanana, Israel, published a romantic mystery, To Catch A Cop (Red Rose, 2010), under the pen name Elle Druskin. “I would be especially happy to see classmates on my website and blog, www.elledruskin.com,” she writes. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ellen (Pober) Rittberg (CAS’74) of Roslyn, N.Y., published 35 Things Your Teens Won’t Tell You, So I Will (Turner Publishing, 2010), a “humorous book about how to be a savvy, stealthy, responsible authority figure without losing one’s sanity or sense of humor.” A former award-winning journalist, essayist, and cable television host, Ellen has three grown children and has represented teens in court for 13 years. She would love to hear from former classmates at email@example.com. Visit www.ellenpoberrittberg.gmail.com.
Jim Siegel (COM’74, GSM’76) of New York, N.Y., is director of marketing and communications at the nonprofit HealthCare Chaplaincy, a national leader in the research, education, and practice of multifaith patient-centered care. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janey Bishoff (CAS’75) of West Roxbury, Mass., received the Super Bell Award from the Publicity Club of New England for her crisis communications program on behalf of the Melrose YMCA. Janey is the CEO of Bishoff Communications in Boston, Mass.
Arthur Lazarus (CAS’75) of Chadds Ford, Pa., received the Administrative Psychiatry Award from the American Psychiatric Association. The award honors a psychiatrist who has demonstrated extraordinary competence in psychiatric administration and has achieved a national reputation in this area. Arthur is the senior director of global clinical development at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in Wilmington, Del.
Clare Hodgson Meeker (CFA’75) of Mercer Island, Wash., is a founding member of the vocal group The Righteous Mothers, who recently released their fifth recording, Dream On (The Righteous Mothers, 2010). The Righteous Mothers have been performing “funny, philosophical female folk-rock” internationally since 1981. Visit www.righteousmothers.com, or email Clare at email@example.com.
Lawrence R. Cohan (SMG’76) of Gladwyne, Pa., made a presentation on Gardasil and the vaccine’s risks and benefits at the American Association for Justice’s winter convention in Maui, Hawaii, as part of a full-day program on pharmaceutical litigation. Lawrence is a shareholder at the law firm Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley.
Randy Lay (CAS’76, GSM’80) of Jersey City, N.J., was elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Friends of Joshua House Foundation, an organization serving abused, neglected, and abandoned children. Randy is the chief financial officer of Lazydays, the largest single-site RV dealership in North America.
Joan (Glinski) Pennell (SED’77) of Mashpee, Mass., writes that her sumi-e painting An Oriental Expression was selected for the cover of Reflections, a yearly publication of the Academy for Lifelong Learning based at Cape Cod Community College.
Philip M. Read (CGS’75, CAS’77) of Clifton, N.J., recently released his novel, Montclair & Environs: 21st Century Chronicles (Lulu.com, 2009), a collection of articles about the so-called Upper West Side of New Jersey published in the Star-Ledger. Philip is a staff writer for the paper, where he has worked for 12 years, and the former business editor at the Hackensack, N.J., Record. He also has published several pictorial histories. His daughter, Lauren Read (CAS’03), recently earned a master’s in information and library science at Rutgers–New Brunswick.
Elizabeth Simboli-Mazes (SED’77) and Peter Mazes (MET’78) of Falmouth, Mass., sang Bach’s Mass in B Minor, conducted by David Randolph, at Carnegie Hall on May 8, 2010. “It’s the hardest work we have ever learned!” Liz writes. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tjoan H. Tan (SAR’77) of Boston, Mass., recently retired after working for the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind for 22 years. Tjoan’s new hobbies are oil painting and craftwork. Email Tjoan at email@example.com.
Michael Wikes (CFA’77) of Fairfax, Va., earned a master’s degree in Jewish education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America this year. He is the program director of a synagogue in Herndon, Va. At the time he wrote, Michael was planning to move back to New York City, where he hoped to find a job that would integrate his background in theater with his new degree. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David E. Cherny (SMG’78) of Newton Center, Mass., was selected for inclusion in the publication The Best Lawyers in America, 2010 and in the 2010 edition of Boston’s Best Lawyers, in the fields of family and appellate law. David is a partner at Atwood & Cherny.
R. Terrell Finney (CFA’78) of Cincinnati, Ohio, is interim associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His recent production of Charley’s Aunt won a Cincinnati Acclaim Award for Outstanding Direction. Email him at email@example.com.
Clifford I. Gordon (CAS’78, SED’79,’83) of Pascoag, R.I., recently received the Rhode Island Psychological Association’s highest honor, the 2009 Musiker-Merenda Award. Clifford was recognized for his career-long contributions to mental health and psychology.
Meera Thompson (CFA’78) of New York, N.Y., exhibited works in Meera Thompson: New Paintings at the Atlantic Gallery in New York from May through June 2010. Email Meera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marsha Goldberg (CFA’79) of Highland Park, N.J., exhibited paintings and drawings in Illusive Balance: Transcendental Pattern and Layered Surface at the Douglass Library Galleries at Rutgers University. Visit www.marshagoldberg.com.
Deborah Katchko-Gray (SED’79) of Ridgefield, Conn., released a songbook, Katchko: Three Generations of Cantorial Art (Tara Publications, 2009). The Connecticut Jewish Ledger named her one of 18 “movers and shakers” for 2009. In March, Deborah was honored by her temple for 10 years of service and for 30 years in the cantorate. The American Jewish Archives recently agreed to house her many articles, lectures, recordings, and memorabilia. Visit www.cantordebbie.com, or email Deborah at email@example.com.
Patricia Randell (CFA’79) of Long Island City, N.Y., appeared with actors Campbell Scott and Bill Camp on January 29, 2010, at The Players in New York in a reading of works by award-winning short story writer Alethea Black.
David Wells Roth (CFA’79,’05) of Framingham, Mass., recently completed a three-year commission awarded by the U.S. Federal Courts to paint the portraits of all 31 federal judges who served in Puerto Rico. The portraits are on permanent display in the federal court building in Hato Rey, San Juan. David’s work is displayed at the Allan Stone Gallery in New York, N.Y., and at the Julie Heller Gallery in Provincetown, Mass. He had recent solo exhibitions at the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, Mass., and at the Julie Heller Gallery East. Visit www.davidwellsroth.com.
David Stein (GSM’79) of West Newton, Mass., is a managing partner at Travelers Marketing in Wellesley, Mass. The Boston Business Journal’s recent “Pacesetters” list recognized Travelers Marketing as the region’s 11th fastest-growing company.
William Tyson (COM’79) of Walpole, N.H., published Pitch Perfect: Communicating with Traditional and Social Media for Scholars, Researchers, and Academic Leaders (Stylus, 2010).
Thomas Bovis (ENG’80) of North Kingstown, R.I., was named the CoreNet Global New England Chapter Executive of the Year in the Regional Corporate category. As head of corporate real estate for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Thomas led his team to create a sustainable workplace—a new Gold LEED–certified building—for the company’s 1,100 employees. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Russell L. Fischer (CAS’80) of Beverly Hills, Calif., writes that he has been included in the 2011 editions of Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in America. He recently relocated to southern California from Palm Beach, Fla., and looks forward to getting involved with West Coast alumni. Email Russell at email@example.com.
Jodi Colella (CAS’81) of Wellesley, Mass., won the Most Innovative Use of Materials and Technique Award at the international exhibition Metaphoric Fiber: Untamed Knitting and Crochet at the Textile Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Jodi’s winning piece, One Day, was created from thousands of plastic sleeves used in daily newspaper delivery.Learn more at www.jodicolella.com.
Jeffrey A. Mello (SMG’81) of Latham, N.Y., became the dean of the School of Business at Siena College on July 1, 2010. Previously, he was a professor of management at Barry University’s Andreas School of Business in Miami Shores, Fla.
Lynda Bouchard (COM’82) of Hilton Head Island, S.C., founded Booking Authors Ink, which provides publishers with concierges who accompany authors during their media and promotional tours. Her recent clients include the writers Chris Bohjalian, Mary Jane Clark, and Steve Doocy. “Behind every best seller is an author wrangler,” Lynda writes. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gerald Carozza (CAS’82) of Milford, Pa., was recalled in April 2010 to active duty with the U.S. Army for one year at the rank of colonel. When he wrote, he was set to deploy to Afghanistan as the chief of legal development of the Afghan National Army and Ministry of Defense. Email Gerald at email@example.com.
Douglas J. Gladstone (COM’82) of Gansevoort, N.Y., published his first book, A Bitter Cup of Coffee: How MLB and the Players Association Threw 874 Retirees a Curve (Word Association Publishers, 2010). Doug lives with his wife and their two-year-old daughter. Learn more about the book at www.abittercupofcoffee.com.
David Lawton (CFA’82) of New York, N.Y., reunited with fellow alum Matt Langone when both men happened to be performing at the first Mulligan’s Underground Wordrock Festival in Hoboken, N.J., on April 22, 2010. “Matt was performing with his band, the Trash Mavericks, and I was contributing some of my original performance poetry,” David writes. “We had not seen each other in at least 25 years.”
Michael Rubenstein (SMG’82) of New York, N.Y., recently was appointed chief financial officer at Air Techniques, a dental equipment manufacturer. Michael, who has more than 15 years of CFO experience, previously was director of financial operations for ISAIA, an Italian menswear company. Before that, he worked in real estate financing.
Christine (Cobino) Schuster (SON’82) of Sudbury, Mass., received the American Hospital Association’s Grassroots Champion Award. Christine, who is president and CEO of Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass., was recognized for her exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of the hospital’s mission.
Gregg Ward (CFA’82) of San Diego, Calif., recently developed and delivered leadership training, focusing on diversity and inclusion for civilian leaders, at the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Va. Email Gregg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elaine Rinfrette (SSW’83) of East Concord, N.Y., recently earned a PhD in social work from the University at Buffalo (UB). Her dissertation focused on trauma and caregiving. She teaches at UB and at Buffalo State College.
Peter E. Shapiro (SMG’83) of Weston, Fla., joined the law firm Arnstein & Lehr as a partner in the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice group in its Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office.
Thomas Tosi (COM’83) of Goffstown, N.H., signed a DVD distribution agreement with Passion River Films for his independent feature Dribbles. The film is available for Netflix subscribers and will soon be sold in academic and retail markets, he writes. Email Thomas at email@example.com.
Shari (Resnicoff) Chappell (COM’84) and Paul Chappell (COM’85) of Brooklyn, N.Y., attended their son Jason’s (COM’14) BU orientation this past summer. Shari writes that she won a hockey jersey at the parent orientation, “which is really cool; there wouldn’t be a Jason if I hadn’t met Paul buying season hockey tickets his freshman year. Go BU!” Email Paul and Shari at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gary Davison (CFA’84,’86) of North Potomac, Md., attended the premiere of his anthem “Glory to thee, my God, this night” at Wells Cathedral in the United Kingdom this past June. The cathedral choir performed the anthem at an evensong service commemorating Thomas Ken, the bishop of Bath and Wells from 1685 to 1691. Gary’s music is available on his website, www.littlebearpress.com.
Dan Fost (COM’84) of San Rafael, Calif., published his first book, Giants Past and Present (MVP Books, 2010). “From the 1880s to the present, from New York to San Francisco, from Hall of Famers to famous goats to the heroes of tomorrow, the book celebrates everything glorious about the orange and black,” Dan writes. Email him at email@example.com.
Barry Fitzsimmons (COM’85) of Darien, Conn., won the 2010 Writers Guild of America Award for On-Air Promotion (Radio or Television) for his work at NBC News in New York. Barry is the on-air promotion writer and producer at NBC News marketing, where he focuses most of his efforts on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Barry has three children and is writing his second novel, Promo Cowboy.
Bronwyn L. Martin (CAS’85, GRS’87, MED’94) of Kennett Square, Pa., became an Ameriprise Platinum Financial Services advisor, based on the success of her financial services practice in 2009. Bronwyn is a financial advisor and chartered retirement planning counselor. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John H. “Buzz” Tarlow (LAW’85) of Bozeman, Mont., was elected a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL) at its 21st annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. Buzz, a founder of the law firm Tarlow, Stonecipher & Steele, is the only member of the ACCL from Montana. He and his wife, Holly, have two children, Sarajane, 22, a recent Vassar graduate who works for NBC in New York, and Jed, 19, a freshman at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.
L. Trey Wilson (CFA’85) of Los Angeles, Calif., wrote and directed the play Something Happened, which premiered at Pacific Stages in El Segundo, Calif., on April 1, 2010.
Tom Connolly (GRS’86) of Marblehead, Mass., was promoted to professor of English at Suffolk University. He is a regular commentator on WGBH radio’s The Callie Crossley Show, where he discusses the tabloid press and popular culture every Friday during the “Ragtime” segment. His most recent book is Genus Envy: Nationalities, Identities, and the Performing Body of Work (Cambria Press, 2010), a study of the role of theater in creating national identities.
Todd Summer (SMG’86) of San Diego, Calif., was installed as a trustee on the board of the National Association of College Stores. Todd is director of the campus stores division of Aztec Shops Ltd. at San Diego State University.
Thomas Tutino (CFA’86) of Bowling Green, Ky., has taught at Western Kentucky University for 20 years. Recent freelance credits include scenic designs for Antigone and Busytown at Stage One in Louisville, Ky., Crime and Punishment and Greater Tuna at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Mame for Music Theatre Louisville, and George M! for the Prather Entertainment Group. Email Thomas at email@example.com.
Sanford Brown (LAW’87) of Dallas, Tex., a partner at Bracewell & Giuliani, was elected to a three-year term on the firm’s management committee. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Niels Schuurmans (COM’87) of Morristown, N.J., was promoted to executive vice president of brand marketing and creative at Spike TV, where he has worked since 2004.
Robbin Block (GSM’88) of Seattle, Wash., published her first book, Social Persuasion: Making Sense of Social Media for Small Business (Block Media, 2010). Robbin is a strategist and speaker at Blockbeta Marketing. Email her at email@example.com.
Karen Daley (SPH’88) of Boston, Mass., was elected by delegates of the American Nurses Association (ANA) to a two-year term as ANA president this past June. Karen is a past president of the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, and the Massachusetts Center for Nursing.
Floyd Knight (STH’88) of Bolingbrook, Ill., recently wrote a book-length Bible study, Loving, Open and Transforming: Questions and Answers Regarding Homosexuality and Gay Marriages from a Biblical Perspective (CreateSpace, 2010), under the pseudonym Sadao Nitta.
Jacqueline Lentini McCullough (CAS’88) of Geneva, Ill., opened her own law firm concentrating in business employment immigration. She looks forward to hearing from former classmates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew Richmond (SMG’88) of Huntington Beach, Calif., is president of TWC Aviation, an aircraft management, charter, sales, and maintenance company with headquarters at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles. Before joining TWC Aviation in 2001, he held executive positions in business management and engineering.
Michelle Suskauer (COM’88) of West Palm Beach, Fla., was elected to the Florida Bar Board of Governors, 15th Judicial Circuit. She is the fourth woman and the first criminal defense attorney to be elected to the 15th Judicial Circuit. Michelle is president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Sheri R. Abrams (SMG’89) of Centreville, Va., published the book Don’t Gamble With Your Social Security Disability Benefits (Word Association Publishers, 2010). Sheri is of counsel at the firm Needham Mitnick & Pollack in Falls Church, Va.
Todd Call (GSM’89) of Bentonville, Ark., is senior director of finance and strategy for Walmart Stores, Inc.’s global sourcing initiative. Previously, he led finance and strategic planning for Walmart’s home goods business across the United States. “My family and I are surviving life in Arkansas, partly by traveling at least once every season to see the Sox in an away game,” he writes.
Susan Page (MET’89) of Orlando, Fla., published her book, The Power of Business Process Improvement: 10 Simple Steps to Increase Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Adaptability (AMACOM, 2010). Learn more at www.powerofbusinessprocessimprovement.com.
Robert Simpson (CAS’89) of Farmington, Conn., delivered the keynote address at Capital Community College’s Fifth Annual Black and Latino Male Resource Center Conference this past April. Robert is a partner at the law firm Shipman & Goodwin.
Elizabeth (Valdes) Blandon (CAS’90, COM’90) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently became board certified in immigration and nationality law by the Florida Bar Association. She is one of three certified immigration lawyers in her county. Email Elizabeth at email@example.com.
Ellen Gugel (MET’90, GSM’97) of Westborough, Mass., earned the nationally recognized title of Grant Professional Certified by the Grant Professionals Certification Institute for her work as a self-employed grants specialist and consultant.
Matthew A. Poliquin (CAS’90) of Bangor, Maine, has two sons, Brendan, four, and Isaac, two. Email Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt Sweeney (CFA’90) of Los Angeles, Calif., traveled to Shanghai, China, to help build installations for the Shanghai World Expo 2010—“a once in a lifetime experience,” he writes. As an associate project director for ESI, an AV systems integration company, he oversaw the installation of 125 projectors, a dozen screens, plasmas, and audio and show control systems for three different pavilions. Matt lives with his husband, Scot. He looks forward to hearing from other CFA alums at email@example.com.
Kimberlee Alemian (CFA’91) of Cohasset, Mass., writes that her paintings were included in a two-person exhibition at the Soprafina Gallery in Boston, Mass., this past summer.
Nicole Charbonnet (CFA’91) of New Orleans, La., exhibited paintings in the solo show American Beauty at the Ralls Collection in Washington, D.C., this past spring.
Sholeen Lou-Hsiao (COM’91) of Teaneck, N.J., traveled to Boston in March to speak at the American Montessori Conference about her company, Kingka Games, which produces the Mandarin Chinese learning game Kingka and other educational products. Check out her website at www.kingkagames.com.
Heather Munro Marshall (COM’91) of Louisville, Colo., was featured in an article about balancing work and life in the January 2010 issue of Redbook. A freelance copywriter turned yoga teacher, Heather created a popular yoga mat disinfectant called Namaspray, a play on the traditional yoga class greeting Namaste. Visit www.namaspray.com, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kara Shea (COM’91) of Collierville, Tenn., was appointed vice chair of the labor and employment department at the law firm Miller & Martin.
Janée J. Baugher (SAR’92) of Seattle, Wash., released her debut collection of poems, Coördinates of Yes (Ahadada Books, 2010). Janée wrote the collection, which marries the nuances of travel with the visual arts, during a six-week trip through Europe. Visit www.janeejbaugher.wordpress.com, or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Christina (Wood) Bjergo (CAS’92) of Vancouver, Wash., published Tao of Tarot: “The Way” to Health, Happiness and Spiritual Illumination through Qigong Dreaming. Christina has published more than a dozen articles in various health journals. She offers free local qigong classes to educate others about Chinese medicine and the benefits of dream work and qigong practice. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denise Lyons (COM’92) of Columbia, S.C., was named a 2010 Mover & Shaker by Library Journal. Denise, a development consultant for the South Carolina State Library, spearheaded the South Carolina Day by Day Family Literacy Calendar project and is reaching families statewide to promote the importance of literacy.
Debra (Wolfert) Marino (CAS’92) of Orange, Conn., is a matrimonial litigation lawyer with her own practice. She was elected to Orange’s Board of Education in November 2009. Debra is married and has two children, ages five and seven. Email her at email@example.com.
Stephanie Penn-Virot (CFA’92, MET’98) of Porters, Saint James, Barbados, blogs about living in Barbados. Read her posts at www.citymominthejungle.blogspot.com.
Alexandra L. Chan (CAS’93) of Pound Ridge, N.Y., is vice president of dental services, dental director, and medical director for administrative services in Hartford, Conn., where she leads an oral health program and a multipractice expansion within the state.
Erich S. Knox (CAS’93) of Stafford, Va., was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps on April 1, 2010. Erich has been a Marine since 1994 and returned to active duty in late 2000 after a period in the reserves. He lives with his wife, Helene, and is stationed at the Marine Corps. Base Quantico. When he wrote, he was looking forward to joining the staff of the Wounded Warrior Regiment.
Frances Marie Nosbisch (STH’93,’94) of Vieux Fort, St. Lucia, moved to the island in September 2008. She is program coordinator at the Archbishop Kelvin Felix Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre. Email Frances at firstname.lastname@example.org.
J. D. Sicilia (SED’93) of Alexandria, Va., was named director of strategic management and performance for the office of the deputy chief management officer in the U.S. Department of Defense.
Emery Stephens (CFA’93) of Ann Arbor, Mich., presented a master class and lecture recital on African American art songs and spirituals at the University of North Carolina Wilmington this past February. This fall, he joined the music faculty at Wayne State University as an assistant professor of voice, a tenure-track position. Email Emery at email@example.com.
Stacy (Lane) Buck (CGS’92, COM’94) of Point Pleasant, N.J., and her husband, Tom, announce the birth of their second child, Oliver Mathieu, on May 4, 2009. “Oliver’s big sister, Amelia, two, has decided we can keep him!” she writes. Email Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael B. Friedman (CGS’92, COM’94) of South Kent, Conn., is a doctoral student in media information studies at Michigan State University.
Ahab Garas (CAS’94) of Bangkok, Thailand, recently became the CEO of G Steel Public Company Limited. G Steel and its subsidiary, GJ Steel Public Company Limited, are publicly traded on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, employ more than 1,700 people, and are capable of producing three million tons of hot rolled steel coils per year.
Rachel Grumman (COM’94) of New York, N.Y., married Brad Bender on July 24, 2010, in New York. Lysa Selfon Puma (COM’94), her husband, Mike Puma (SMG’96), and Beth (Kanner) Pereira (COM’94) attended the wedding. Rachel is a freelance health and beauty writer. Email her at email@example.com.
Jo Anne (Domingo) Lemus (CAS’94) of San Diego, Calif., relocated following her husband’s promotion to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Pacific Operations Control Center. She continues to work for the FAA and has been reassigned to the Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Control. Email Jo Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dawn Nolan Lombardi (CFA’94) of Farmington, Conn., is showing her new series of paintings, Clotheslines, through October 28 at the Celeste LeWitt Gallery at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Dawn donated two paintings to the permanent gallery at the hospital.
Aleksandra (Desancic) Dimitrijevic (COM’95) of Highland, Ind., is a prosecutor in the felony division of the Lake County prosecutor’s office in Crown Point, Ind. She is married with three children, Tea, Niki, and Alek. Aleksandra writes that she would love to catch up with classmates. Email her at email@example.com.
Christine Peters Hamilton (CFA’95) of Boothbay, Maine, writes that her handmade jewelry was included in the March 2010 issue of Maine Home and Design’s “Craft of Maine” feature. Her work is shown at the galleries Gleason Fine Art, Coco Vivo, and the Center for Maine Craft. Check out her jewelry at www.christinepetershamilton.com.
Rosemary (Gencarelli) Vinitsky (CAS’95) of Caldwell, N.J., and her husband, Jack, announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Nicole, on December 23, 2009. Ella joins big brother Jack, Jr. Email Rosemary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Goldberg (CAS’96) of Washington Crossing, Pa., coauthored A User’s Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty (Wiley, 2010). Visit www.usersguidetotheuniverse.com.
Rebecca (Brooks) Janni (SED’96) of Des Moines, Iowa, published her first children’s book, Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse (Dutton Children’s Books, 2010). Visit www.rebeccajanni.com.
Mary Kate Smither (CGS’94, COM’96,’03) of Dallas, Tex., was promoted to vice president at Vollmer Public Relations. She joined Vollmer in 2003 as an account executive.
Anthony Candella (LAW’97) of Mission Viejo, Calif., was appointed the lead contributor of YourCreditAttorney.com.
Dale Clark (CFA’97) of Jonesboro, Ark., performed with the Arkansas State University Double Reed and Piano Trio at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Norman, Okla., in June. He also performed in last year’s conference in Birmingham, England. Dale owns Clark Bassoon Reeds, which manufactures professional reeds for more than 600 customers worldwide. Email him at email@example.com.
Tiffany (Tubbs) Gailliard (MET’97) of Hyde Park, Mass., recently started an event planning business, Signature Celebrations, with her best friend. Email Tiffany at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Gambardella (SED’97,’98) of Staten Island, N.Y., was named New York State Football Coach of the Year while leading Curtis High School to the New York City Public Schools Athletic League Championship in his second year as head coach. It was Peter’s fifth championship; he was an assistant coach in the previous four. Peter coached the NYC All-Stars against the Long Island All-Stars in the Outback Steakhouse Empire Challenge in June.
Jenna Glatzer (COM’97) of Holbrook, N.Y., coauthored her 19th book, My Stolen Son: The Nick Markowitz Story (Berkley, 2010), with Susan Markowitz. It tells the true story of Nick Markowitz’s murder, the inspiration for the 2006 movie Alpha Dog. Contact Jenna through her website, www.jennaglatzer.com.
Tracey Lam (COM’97) of Portland, Ore., recently returned from Xi’an, China, where she taught conversational English at Biomedical Technical College through a service program coordinated by Global Volunteers. Tracey is a news producer at KATU-TV in Portland.
Noah V. Malgeri (ENG’97) of Uxbridge, Mass., opened the Law Offices of Noah V. Malgeri, offering patent legal services. Email him at email@example.com.
Chris Nichols (ENG’97) of Glendale, Calif., and his wife, Mora, welcomed their first child, Grace Ellen Louise, on April 24, 2010. Chris is a mechanical engineer II in Los Angeles. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Pendery (COM’97) of Taipei, Taiwan, earned a doctorate in English literature and cultural studies from National Chengchi University in Taipei on May 20, 2010. Email him at email@example.com.
Eric M. Stryker (CAS’98) of Dallas, Tex., earned a PhD in art history from Yale University after completing his dissertation, “After the Blitz: Figurative Art and Social Space in London, 1945–1962.” He is an assistant professor of art history at Southern Methodist University, where he teaches contemporary art history, theory, and methodology. Email Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Ulberg (ENG’98) and Jaime (Ruyack) Ulberg (SMG’98) of Swampscott, Mass., announce the birth of their second child, Cecily Jane, on November 5, 2009. Email them at email@example.com.
Prospero A. Uybarreta (ENG’98) of Edwards, Calif., is a U.S. Air Force major and experimental test pilot. In his 11-year Air Force career, he has served two combat deployments to Afghanistan, served as an exchange pilot to the Indian Air Force, flown more than 3,600 hours in 26 aircraft, and earned two master’s degrees. He and his wife, Janice, have two children, Ella and Vic. Email Prospero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raúl Castillo (CFA’99) of McAllen, Tex., costarred in Cold Weather, which was recently acquired by IFC Films for distribution. Cold Weather premiered in March at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Tex., where it emerged as one of the festival’s most critically acclaimed films. Email Raúl at email@example.com.
Maria T. Segura (SHA’99) of Brooklyn, N.Y., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
Jiwon Song (SMG’99) of Edgewater, N.J., and her husband, Kwang Hyun Roh, announce the birth of their second child, Bryan Roh, on April 8, 2010. Email Jiwon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachel Stahle (GRS’99) of Carteret, N.J., published her first book, The Great Work of Providence: Jonathan Edwards for Life Today (Wipf & Stock, 2010). Rachel is the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Carteret. Email her at email@example.com.
Peter Velikin (ENG’99) of Boston, Mass., is vice president of marketing for Zmags, Inc., a provider of digital publishing solutions and interactive collateral management. Peter writes that he enjoys the challenge of expanding a global technology company. Previously, he worked at EMC Corporation and Parametric Technology Corporation.
Jocelyn Lippman Bell (CAS’00) of Pawtucket, R.I., was executive producer of the short film Hushed, which was invited to screen at the Short Film Corner of the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival. Hushed is a 24-minute film “in the spirit of The Twilight Zone,” she writes.
Paul-André Bempéchat (CFA’00) of Brookline, Mass., published a biography, Jean Cras, Polymath of Music and Letters (Ashgate, 2009).
Erin (Bienenfeld) Bennett (CFA’00) of North Hollywood, Calif., performed the role of Pearl in Clifford Odets’ Paradise Lost at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle, Wash.
Kate Burian Chase (CAS’00) of Upper Saddle River, N.J., and her husband, Patrick, announce the birth of their first child, Nathan Robert, on January 8, 2010. Email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian Clay Luedloff (CFA’00) of Greeley, Colo., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor at the University of Northern Colorado, where he is the director of opera theatre. This summer, Brian taught in the artists-in-training program for Opera Theatre of St. Louis and led an opera workshop, Finding Truth in Singing, at UNC.
Phyllis Ann Roybal (CFA’00) of Santa Fe, N.M., has been an early childhood art educator in the Santa Fe Public Schools since 2005. She has been a New Mexico delegate for the National Art Education Association since 2004. Email Phyllis at email@example.com.
Carol Thorstad-Forsyth (ENG’00) of West Palm Beach, Fla., joined Fox Rothschild as an intellectual property attorney.
Fay Wolf (CFA’00) of Los Angeles, Calif., recently appeared on the television shows NCIS: Los Angeles and Miami Medical and in the film Happythankyoumoreplease. Fay is also a singer-songwriter; her songs have been featured on One Tree Hill and Grey’s Anatomy.
Jennifer (Troll) Beach (SAR’01) and Nathaniel Beach (ENG’01) of Rutland, Vt., welcomed their second child, Ella Elisabeth, on March 31, 2010. Email Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Bettencourt (COM’01) of Providence, R.I., directed his third feature-length documentary, It’s a Bash!, which premiered in April 2010 at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence. When he wrote, the movie was set for limited theatrical release. Visit the film’s website at www.neutralnationmovie.com.
Erik Bresocnik (CGS’99, SED’01) of Old Bridge, N.J., and his wife, Kerri-Ann, welcomed their first child, Jillian Lauren, on March 14, 2010. “She definitely takes after her father, as she weighed in at eight pounds and 11.5 ounces,” Erik writes. Email him at email@example.com.
Elisa DiStefano (COM’01) of Hauppauge, N.Y., a reporter for News 12 Long Island, was nominated for 2010 New York Emmy Awards in the categories of On-Camera Talent: Features Reporter and Entertainment: Program Feature/Segment. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessie (Lemovitz) Lee (CAS’01) of Shrewsbury, Mass., and her husband, Erik, announce the birth of their second son, Ryan Scott, on February 13, 2010. He joins Justin, two. Ryan was born six weeks early, but came home “healthy and strong” after 10 days in the UMass Memorial neonatal intensive care unit. Jessie writes “to remind everyone to support the March of Dimes and their efforts to support healthy babies.” The Lee family participated in the local March for Babies on April 18, 2010.
Terri (Tenenbaum) Rosen (COM’01) and Josh Rosen (ENG’03) of Baltimore, Md., announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Leora, on March 9, 2010.
Kara Bombach (LAW’02) of Arlington, Va., was elevated to shareholder at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig. Her practice focuses on export controls, economic sanctions, and antiboycott and anticorruption regulatory compliance. Email Kara at email@example.com.
Brent Cockerham (MET’02) of Fort Mill, S.C., was promoted to vice president of BB&T. Brent joined the bank in 2005 as a business service officer in BB&T’s commercial business department.
Gary Daichendt (CFA’02) of New York, N.Y., published Artist-Teacher: A Philosophy for Creating and Teaching (Intellect Ltd., 2010).
Krista Farese (CAS’02) of Milford, Mass., married John Lincoln Wallace II on September 12, 2009, in Boston, Mass. Karen Samiagio (SAR’04) and Trinity Fappiano (COM’02) were in the wedding party. Geoff Cohen (CAS’99), Sue Bandziukas Cohen (COM’01), Diana Afonso Lucas (CGS’98, COM’00), and Jennifer (Ferro) Molinari (SAR’07) also attended. Krista is an assistant district attorney in Worcester County, and John is a court officer. Email Krista at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lindsey Kingston (COM’02) of St. Louis, Mo., is an assistant professor of international human rights at Webster University. Lindsey earned a PhD at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs this past May. Email her at email@example.com.
Tom Laszewski (MET’02) of Hampton, N.H., contributed to two chapters in the book Information Systems Transformation: Architecture-Driven Modernization Case Studies (Morgan Kaufmann/OMG Press, 2010). Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Marin (COM’02) of Wilmington, Del., recently completed the feature-length documentary Street Dogs of South Central, which he directed and produced. The film follows a family of stray dogs living on the streets of South Central Los Angeles. Queen Latifah narrated the movie, which is scheduled to premiere on Animal Planet and OWN in January 2011. Visit www.streetdogsmovie.com, or email Bill at email@example.com.
Anne Whiting (SAR’02,’04) of Philadelphia, Pa., started a scholarship program to promote higher education for the residents of St. Vincent Children’s Home, an orphanage in Mariannhill, South Africa. She became involved with the orphanage while volunteering in South Africa from 2006 to 2008. Learn more about the scholarship at www.facebook.com/khanyisela.education, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Bergeron (CFA’03) of Sydney, Australia, recently finished performing the role of Anne Askew in the premier production of a new play, On the Borderline, at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London’s Off-West End. Jane is the coordinator of the theatre studies program at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney.
Michael Eggar (MET’03) of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., published an advanced music theory iPhone application for college students. Apple users can purchase “Ear Training” by Tonal Apps at the iTunes App Store.
Jason Moore (CAS’03) of Johnson City, N.Y., and his wife, Kim, announce the birth of their son, Liam Alexander, on April 14, 2010.
Jennifer (Cseh) Sagotsky (SED’03) of Somerville, Mass., married Jonathan Sagotsky on May 30, 2010, in Boston, Mass. Kerri (Centrella) Babish (SED’03) was a bridesmaid; Gilana Rosenthal (CAS’91), Amy Bennett-Zendzian (GRS’10,’14), and Amanda Hughes (CFA’05) were guests. Jenn is a senior financial aid coordinator at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Jon is a web developer at Massachusetts General Hospital. Email Jenn at email@example.com.
Amanda (Turner) Schlan (COM’03) and Max Schlan (SHA’03) of Syosset, N.Y., welcomed their first child, Emily Lila, on March 9, 2010.
Jennifer (Hillinski) Thomas (SAR’03) of Southington, Conn., and her husband, Brandon, welcomed their first child, Andrea Suzanne, on May 1, 2009. Email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aliza (Riley) Werner (SED’03) of Wauwatosa, Wis., married Nicholas Werner on July 11, 2009, in Milwaukee, Wis. Lisadee Green (CAS’03) was in the wedding party as a chuppah holder. Aliza is a third grade teacher and owns a lifestyle portrait photography business, Aliza Werner Photography. Nicholas is a senior financial analyst with Reader’s Digest Association. Email Aliza at email@example.com, or visit www.alizawernerphoto.blogspot.com.
Rose Constance (CAS’04, LAW’07) of Brookline, Mass., received a 2010 Burton Award for Legal Achievement in the Law Firm Legal Writing category. Rose is a corporate associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
Jenny M. Estes (CAS’04) of Kenbridge, Va., is a student in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at Virginia–Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
Audrey Griffin-Goode (COM’04) of Waltham, Mass., and her husband, Adam, welcomed their first child, Ryan Alexander, on May 14, 2008. Audrey and Adam were married in 2006, and her best BU friend, Derek Howe (SMG’92), attended the wedding. Audrey is director of integrated marketing at Brandeis University, and Adam is an officer in the Waltham police department.
Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann (CFA’04) of Ithaca, N.Y., was awarded a fellowship in music composition from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
James B. Heffernan (CAS’04) of Charlestown, Mass., joined the law firm Bacon Wilson as an associate attorney in the Springfield and Amherst offices.
Alexandra Mayer-Hohdahl (COM’04) of Berlin, Germany, writes that she has returned to her European roots after spending nine years in the United States. Alexandra works for the German Press Agency dpa in Berlin as an editor for its English wire service. Email her at email@example.com.
Diana Melnyk (LAW’04) of Irvine, Calif., is a manager in the international tax services group at Ernst & Young.
Thomas Piscatelli (ENG’04) and Kristen (Dionne) Piscatelli (SAR’05,’07) of Walpole, Mass., were married on November 7, 2009, in Princeton, Mass. Alyssa (Dionne) Johnson (CGS’01, SMG’03), Orley (White) Templeton (SAR’05,’07), Rachel Neuman (SAR’05,’07), Melissa Rossi (SAR’05), Niverio Carvalho (ENG’04), Jesse Rusk (ENG’04), and Colin Boosey (ENG’04) were in the wedding party. Thomas is a manufacturing engineer for a medical device company, and Kristen is a physical therapist at an acute rehabilitation hospital.
Patricia C. Sandison (CAS’04) of Buffalo, N.Y., joined Hodgson Russ’ corporate and securities practice group in the law firm’s Buffalo office. Previously, she worked for Ropes & Gray in New York, N.Y., and has published articles in the New York State Bar Association’s New York Real Property Law Journal.
Elizabeth Weinberg (COM’04) of Brooklyn, N.Y., was named one of Photo District News’s 30 “new and emerging photographers to watch” for 2010. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marc Wilson (LAW’04,’05, GSM’05) of Overland Park, Kans., was appointed the Kansas securities commissioner this past May by Governor Mark Parkinson. Marc will regulate the securities industry and prosecute state fraud. Email him at email@example.com.
Leah Griesmann (GRS’05) of Asheville, N.C., received a 2010-2011 Steinbeck Fellowship for fiction from San José State University. She will use the $10,000 award to support her work on a novel, A Distant Territory, set in American Samoa, and on a collection of short stories set in Las Vegas.
Erica Jaffe (CAS’05) and Gabe Redner (CAS’05) of Brookline, Mass., were engaged and planning a July 2010 wedding when Erica wrote last March.
Elizabeth C. (Scanlan) Johnson (CAS’05) of Washington, D.C., received a 2010 Burton Award for Legal Achievement in the Law Firm Legal Writing category. Elizabeth is an associate in the litigation field in Kelley Drye & Warren’s Washington office.
Kimberly Rescigno (CAS’05, COM’05) of New York, N.Y., graduated from MIT’s Sloan School of Management on June 4, 2010. She is a consultant in New York City.
Justin Ordman (CGS’03, COM’05) of Cambridge, Mass., is an account executive at the public relations agency Louder Than Words in Waltham, Mass. Previously, Justin was a marketing and editorial specialist for Ciclismo Classico, a boutique European bicycle tour operator.
Vinney Tecchio (SMG’05) of New York, N.Y., is a full-time art director in the business development group at the advertising agency DDB. Email Vinney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Coakley (STH’06) of Boston, Mass., is assistant chaplain and director of Protestant and ALANA ministries at the College of the Holy Cross. Virginia is a candidate for ordination with the Presbytery of Boston.
Matthew Cogan (CAS’06) of Phoenix, Ariz., married Kasey Boike on June 12, 2010, in Flint, Mich. Ernie Clarke (SHA’06) was in the wedding party. Olivia Wu (SHA’06), Justin Yu (SHA’07), Alexandra Demas (CAS’06, SHA’06), and Samantha Duvall (SHA’07) attended. Email Matthew at email@example.com.
Christopher Mitchell (SMG’07) of West Boylston, Mass., earned a JD from the Roger Williams University School of Law this past May.
Maria Stabio (CFA’07) of New York, N.Y., attends the MFA program at Columbia University. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autumn Patricia Ahn (CFA’08) of Somerville, Mass., has a studio in a collective called the FRINGE Movement in Somerville’s Union Square. She is working on a few site-specific proposals and writes that she is “always looking to collaborate.” Visit www.autumnahn.com, or email her at email@example.com.
Dan Courtney (ENG’08) of Nashua, N.H., proposed to Sarah Henry (CAS’08) on January 1, 2010. Dan is a software engineer at BAE Systems in Nashua, and Sarah is a clinical researcher of childhood leukemia at Stanford Medical School. When she wrote, Sarah planned to join Dan in New Hampshire. They are planning a fall 2011 wedding in Los Gatos, Calif.
Melissa Pierce (SAR’08) of Tewksbury, Mass., is in Peru, working as a special education trainer and youth development volunteer for the Peace Corps. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah Prager (CAS’08) of Boston, Mass., became engaged to Elizabeth Oliver on March 13, 2010. They are planning a June 2011 wedding on Cape Cod. Rebecca Matteson (MET’11) will be one of the maids of honor. Email Sarah at email@example.com.
John Serbell (COM’08) of Perry Point, Md., deployed to Tennessee with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) on May 12, 2010, to provide assistance following major flooding earlier that month. For 30 days, he mucked and gutted flooded homes in the Nashville area. John has been doing public service work with the NCCC office in Perry Point since February. Before his deployment, he worked with Habitat for Humanity ReStore in New Orleans, La., helping to manage and collect donated items.
Romaana Zia (MET’08) of New York, N.Y., launched a line of ecoluxury handbags, Nyla Noor, with her sister, Saifra, in January 2010. Romaana describes the designs as modern “with a subtle touch of romantic whimsy, inspired by a love of art, travel, and architecture.” Nyla Noor has already appeared on Women’s Wear Daily’s “Accessories Designers to Watch,” PeopleStyleWatch.com, and Elle.com. Visit www.nylanoor.com, or email Romaana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elsie El Dayaa (MET’09) of Norwood, Mass., was promoted to operations manager at BU’s Center for English Language and Orientation Programs. Elsie became engaged to Hakan Rudy Seber (CAS’04, GSM’10) of Allston, Mass., on March 13, 2010. They met while pursuing master’s degrees and working together at BU.
Jennifer Patello (CAS’09) of Chatham, N.J., is pursuing a master’s degree in global affairs at New York University. She also is an intern at the United States Mission to the United Nations. Email Jennifer at email@example.com.
Sarah Rogers-McMillan (SED’09) of Southborough, Mass., is a managing partner at Howland & Spence in Boston, one of the country’s oldest educational consulting firms. Previously, Sarah was head of the Upper School at Fay School in Southborough for eight years.
Stacy V. Tappeiner (MET’09) of Northfield, N.J., was appointed chief of police for the Township of Hamilton, N.J., police department on January 1, 2010. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicki Noble (MET’10) of Lynn, Mass., is group sales manager at the Omni Parker House in Boston. She thanks her BU professors for helping her advance her professional career. Email her at email@example.com.
Alexander Silva (MET’10) of Wilmington, Mass., accepted a dual position at Formulatrix as international logistics coordinator and office manager. Formulatrix is a multinational engineering company that designs and builds lab automation and imaging equipment. “I thank MET and the business professors for preparing me as they have for my continual success since enrollment,” he writes. Email Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org.