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1940
Laura and her daughter publish a monthly family newsletter with pictures in color.
One of nine people nominated for Volunteer of the Year Award at Camp Pendleton. She is Chief Cutter of the Camp Pendleton Libraries. Received colunteer pin and three certificates of appreciation.
Retired after 40 years as a parish Pastor plus two tours as a U. S. Army chaplain. Now lives in a retirement village in Monroe Township, NJ with wife Ruth. They just celebrated their 65th anniversary last August.
lives in a retirement community in Houston, TX. Maintains a 3000 book library, plays competitive bridge.
Virginia "Ginny" andher husband Homer have moved into the Kendal retirement home in Ithaca, NY
Lives in Oceanside, CA with her daughter and son-in-law. Her two sons live in Michigan and Oregon. Became widowed in 2005
Spent his working life in the took and die field first with a relatively small shop and then with Cevrolet in Tonawanda, NY after leaving Alfred. He volulunteering for both the Navy and then the Marines during WW II, it was determines that he was both color blind and had a back problem, which kept him out of the service. Now he lives in Vienna, IL.
1947
Corinne (Herrick) Gallman, Fine Arts President of the Scripps College of Fine Arts celebrates the preview presentation of the Claremon Museum's newest exhibition focusing on the East LA Punk music cence of the late 1970's and early 80's.
1950
William "Bill" Dougherty retired as campus minister at Elmira College at age 78. He still lives in Elmira now and is a volunteer chaplain for Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira and Elmira Heights Police Department and Rotary club.
1952
Val Cushing, "one of the grand masters of American ceramcics" spoke at the North Carolina Potters Conference in Asheboro, NC with fellow "master" Norm Schulman.
Bill has moved from Venice, FL to Louisville, KY to where his two oldest daughters live. He says that he has a balance problema nd has gone into a retirement center. He calls the center the Yellow House because "that's what it is."
The Artisan Gallery announces the opening of an exhibiti of recent work by master potter Val Cushing. Cushings work will be on display from Feb. 1- March 9 with an opening reception for the artist on Feb. 1 from 5-8 p.m. More information about this exhibit can be found at theartisangallery.com
1953
Alan says his frist novel was "juvenile work" and "it should have never been published [he] didnt know enough." So now he is starting all over, he says he is doing away with the garbage and has knocked it down from 180 pages to 126 pages. Now he says he is satisfied with this work of art. The book is "Courage: A Novel of the Sea." It is published by Brillig Press which is headed up by another AU alumn, Martin Moskoff '52. It is available at Amazon.com, Borders.com, itasxabooks.com and the AU bookstore.
Original watercolor paintings by Robert Ewell, dealing with behind the scenes, "Backstretch, Mostly" are on exhibit in Saratoga's Visitor Venter through August. "The Backstretch, Mostly" is an exhibit of watercolor and acrylic paintings by Bob Ewell that depicts activities at the Oklahoma and main racing tracks in Saratoga Springs. The paintings are on display at the Saratoga Visitors Center on Broadway, through August.
1955
Morton Floch '55 has been named Diplomat of the Year for 2007 for the Flowood, MS, Chamber of Commerce and has been elected to a two year term as one of its directors. Mort and his wife, Sharleen , own and operate Prepiere Properties, a Real Estate company in Brandon, Central Mississippi, and have just built a new home there
1957
Jack and Kay Coombs celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 7, 2007.
Howard Peterson has announced that he is a candidate for the Cattarugus County Legislature in District 9, which includes the City of Salamanca, and the towns of Red House and Salamanca.
1958
There will be a William King Regional Arts Center exhibition titled, Norm Schulman: A Life in Clay. The exhibit will open with a public reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 14, at the museum. This exhibition, continuing through June 15 will feature a selected group of works spanning a career of mor ethan 40 years.
Robert Winokur is one of three newcomers running for three open seats against three inumbents on the Haboro-Horsham School Board. He is a democrat and is trying ot unseat incumbest Thomas Hagan and Petere Surgener, to represetn Region 2. He notes " the district should look to students for their thoughs on ways to tighten security." when talking about the High Scurity issue at the school. "Short of a lockdown, I do not know how any place can be completely safe. Derange people with access to guns is a key part of the problem." Winokur lives in Horsham and is 73 years old. He is a retired fine arts professor at Temple University and received his BA from Temple and his MA from AU.
Norman Schulman, "one of the grand masters of American ceramcics" spoke at the North Carolina Potters Conference in Asheboro, NC with fellow "master" Val Cushing.
1959
Ken's 1995 piece Heat Wave is a silkscreen currently on display at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery as part of a show titled In the City
1961
The city of Yokahama, Japan's History Archive Museum will display the collection of Steve and Michiko;s artifacts generated by the visit of President Theodore Roosevelt's Great White Fleet of 16 battleships to that city in October 1908 at the event's centennial celebration. It will run from August through Octoer and consists of about 100 artifacts including postcards, medals, pamphlets, photographs, and other commemorative memorabelia.
Joel just opened a factory in China to make molds for solar panels. he says " We are an advanced technical cramic company. It happens that we can stop bullets. That's pretty good in this troubled world we're in. However they also do a lot of other things." Aside from defense work, the company is also developing soem osmetic formulas and is looking to do more in the area of alternative energy.
1962
His work will be on view through Oct. 19, 2008 in the "Masters of Studio Glass," a first in a series of exhibitions celebrating the diverse work of contemporary studio glass artists.
Klein was awarded with an honorary doctor of humanities degree before he delivered his commencement speech at Monmouth University during the 2008 graduation ceremony.
He is running uncontested for a second term from the 1 Ward in the Shelbyville Council. He is a republican and now 70 years old.
1964
John retired as superintendant after 38 years at the Saratoga Springs City School District.
1965
He wrote an article titled, "Special Section/ Brick & Clay Record: The Evolution of the Low-Set Brick Plant" that appeared in the publication, Ceramic Industry.
1966
His work will be exhibited in the "Retrospective Reflections" exhibition voering decades fo ceramics work. starting Feb. 1
He has rejoined the Grubb and Ellis Company as senior vice president of Industrial Services.
He has retired from the Faculty of Indiana State University in 2006 and now holds the title there of professor emeritus of art. From lat August through late September, an exhibition of some of his lifes work will be presented at th Halcyon Gallery on Terre Hautes Arts Corridor on South Seventh Street in Terre Haute, IN. This exhibition will also be the background setting for an educational film, "The Spirit of the Artist," about Hays' career as a ceramic artist. The film is beign produced by independent film maker, Judy Kelly for national distribution to libraries and college and high-school art departments.
He is running for a conservationd district in Westport CT.
1967
Along with 8 other people, Lester was granted tenure by the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees.
1968
She has been promoted to a vice presited at TD Banknorth Insurance Agency Inc. in Springfield. In her role as a managed care manager, she will continute to manage the Medical Case Management and Utilization Review Department for the FutureComp Workers Compensation TPA Division.
He has been chosen to be the director of hte OIL 150 initiative in Meadville, PA
1969
Ceradyne, INC. announced the appointment of Thomas A. Cole as Corporate Vice President of Buisness Development in March 2008
She is still living on Mt. Desert Island and has semi-retired from Massage Therapy. She is taking time to "love her sixth decade" and continues to sing in a communicty choral group as well as a nerly forked group of singers whos ministry is to all who are nearign the end of their lives. She wants to know if there are '68 or '69 nurses out there whose "memory is still intact" and wants to be in touch. Her address is PO BOX 598 MT. Desert ME 04660
1970
He received a National Excellence in Teaching Award by the National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts in Louisvill, KY
She has been added as the director of women and family services and is responsible for the development and management of VOA's new emergency family shelter. McGuire has 26 years of nonprofit experience and lives in Webster
1971
Professor of the Norman Adrial Wiggins School Law at Campbell university, he received the Dean's Excellence in Research award for this article, "The At-Will Relationship in the 21st Century: A Consideration of Consideration." it was published in the Baylor Law Review. The 70 page article examines the at-will employment relationship, under which many Americans are employed.
Columbia River Mental Health Services has appointed him as financial officer
He works at his own Riker Art Glass, where he is still creating vases, ornaments, barrettes, and jars while teaching classes to eager students in the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)'s continuing education program.
She is the Co-President of Arrow Exterminating Co., Inc
Nancy enjoys working at Seasons Gift Shop in Norwish, she is heading into her 10th year in the business.
1972
He acted as a Juror at the 2008 Intercollegiate Juried Art Show, currently on display in the Maderino Libarary's Gallery of Fine Art at California University of Pennsylvania.
He has joined the Tutogen Medical, INC company as Vice President of Global Research and Development. in August 2007
1973
Trex Company, Inc. manufacturer of Trex decking, railing, fencing and trip announced on January 2, 2008 that Ronald has been appointed president, chief executive officer and a director of Trex, starting January 7, 2008
On Nov. 14, 2007, MacDermid Autotype, a leading international manufacturer of high performance films for the graphc arts industry announced William as an addition to the company's senior management team.
He has made fewer then 20 of the "Matrix" pieces, they have already been acquired for the permanent collections of some of the most prestigious museums in the country, including the Smithsonian in Washington, the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston, the New Mexico's Museum of Fine Art, in Sante Fe.
Young, who heads up a glass department at the Cleveland Institute of Art (CLI) has shown hs work in juried exhibitions since 1974. The blown glass vessels in the "Fossil Series" feature embedded skeltal forms. Young makes the fish skeletons out of thin glass tubes, embeds them in copper-glass then wraps the whole thing in clear blown glass. The CLI has three of the pieces in tis permanent collection. The Art Institute of Chicago, the Corning Museum of Glass in NY, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the american Glass Museum in New Jersey also own pieces from the same series. His work is now being featured in a retrospective at Heights Arts Gallery on Lee road in Cleveland Heights. Today he spends three days a week teaching at CIA and much of hte rest of his tiem in his 5,000 sq. ft. studio in Cleveland.
1974
she exhibited her work at the Gibbs Library in Washington villiage from Sept 14 to Nov. 6, 2007. The exhibit featured a series of large pastel paintings created during hte last two years.
She has a solo exhibition at Kean University. While in school there she lead a movement to have glass exhibits there, after she left so did the program.
She has been promoted to directior of auctions at WCNY where she has been for nine years.
1975
Her work was chosen as Critics Pick in Art News Magazine on Tuesday April 1, 2008
Piero presented the program "Chasing Beauty" at the Nacogdoches Art League on Thursday April 10, 2008.
He has released his second book titled The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationship and Our World. It was released at the end of January 2008 and would like a story in the next AU Magazine.
Barbara organized a reunion for Alfred Nurses, class of 1960 aboard Pricess Cruise's "Caribbean Princess, sailing the Eastern Caribbean." 18 people attended including herself. They now plan to continue having annual get togethers.
1976
John has been elected vice-president of Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare
Her gouache paintings will be on view at Plum Elemts Gallery In Charleston SC starting April 5.
First Bank has named Matthew Rothbeind to the Primer Banco Local Advisory Board. He is an attorny with a private practice in Carthage.
1977
He was promoted to Sr. Vice President and General Manager and will lead the religned business unit for Aleris International, Inc.
Neil was honored as one of four Graduates of Grand Island High School at the first Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 20, 2007 at 12:45 at the high school auditorium
He sold his lifetime collection of architectural toys at a Fathers Day auction at the Eagle Fire Hall in New Hope, PA.
Gibbons was appointed as Special Advisor to the Chairman and CEO on June 6, 2008 at the Promontory financial Group, the premier global consulting firm for financial services companies.
The Chicago Tribune published an article about the way sculptor played a role in Ira's life.
Steven will join fellow AU Grad, Philip Myers '68 in the first in a a new series of focus exhibitions celebrating the diverse work of contemporary studio glass artists, "Masters of Studio Glass." It opened at The Corning Musuem of Glass on November 2, 2007. Their work will be on view through October 19, 2008.
1978
Evan and his wife, Chistine now own the East Moriches Wine and Liquore Store. He remains the owner of Evan Goldstein Horticultural Enterprises.
Featured in an article "Glazes of Glory" which appeard in the January edition of Arts and Antiques Magazine
1979
He presented a lectued on his work and influences at the Archie Bra Residence Center on Saturday August 18, 2007.
1980
Whitman discussed publick safety and law enforcement when he addressed the York County Federation of Democratic Women on Saturday October 20, 2007.
After graduation she worked on medical malpractice suits with a private firm. Then she earned a position in the Middlesex County's District Attorney's Office. In mid January of 2007 after 19 years at her previous job, she is the second female state attorney general. She was appointed by Martha Coakley who hwas the first.
1981
Paul and fellow AU Graduate Carol O'Brien have a glass studeio together. An article about them was featured in MPNnow.come titled, "A Glass Act: Partners in precision."
Paul and fellow AU Graduate Carol O'Brien have a glass studio together. An article about them was featured in MPNnow.come titled, "A Glass Act: Partners in precision."
There was an exhibition of his journals at the Hailey Center in Hailey, Idaho on 10/26/07. It showed all of the places he has traveled.
Stephen has joined Provident Bank as executive vice presidetn for consumer and business banking. He is a former senior vice president with Mercantile Bankshares Corp.
Kathy has been hired by Lois Schneider Realtor
He is the former executive vice president and chief operating office of The Talking Phone Book. Now he is the Deputy County Executive
1982
She has been elected to the grade of Fellow of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). SPIE fellows are recognized for making outstanding contributions in the field of optics, electro-optics or related scientific, technical or enginnering areas. She has also received the Scholes Award and recently presented the annual Samuel R. Scholes Award Lecture at AU
She is a 2007 Athena Award Nominee
1983
His work was displayed through June 13, 2008 at the Wyoming State Museum to celebrate his Hispanic background. It was titled "Cultural Landscapes" and was shown in conjunction with Cheyenne's Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
According to an article from Macroworld Invester, Edmond is close to meeting his greatest challenge; making clean, energy-efficient lights affordable to the masses. His efforts earned himi a place on Business 2.0's "50 Who Matter Now" list. He is ranked number 39 right behind Arianna Huffington of blog fame, and ahead of Elon Musk, the man how sold PayPal for $1.5 billion.
1990
from Feb. 28-March 23 2008 John Bisbee's sculpture exhibit titled "Bright Common Spikes" was shown in the Portland Museum of Art.
His business, Ferrous Studios now emplys 10 metalworkers who help plan and fabricate projects for architects, contractors and designers. He helps people like an interior designer looking to create a unique table or an architect wanting to dublicate an antique lantern. He majored in Fine Art at AU. He has exhibited his steel sculptures at San Francisco's Braunstein Quay gallery since the early 1990's.