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1943
Bob Sinclair is keeping well and active in many organizations of interest to him. Fortunately, he continues to drive his car, so is able to attend the meetings and dinners of the Rotary Club, American Legion, and South Coast Shrine. He enjoys his life at The Covington, where he is a member of the Executive Board of the Council which oversees the many activities at the residence. Bob still participates in the Conference of California Historical Societies. The spring meeting this year was held in Downey, CA, where many of the components of the first spacecrafts were developed ... Bob sees his family regularly but continues to be concerned about the futures of his five grandsons ...
1948
Edwin "Shifty" Gere writes that he and wife, Doris '45 traveled to Germany in May '08. They were a part of a small group of airlift vets who were invited to attend the International Air Show at Schoenefeld Airfield.... While overseas, he delivered several talks on the airlift to an informal luncheon group of air force pilots, students, and a group of German military vets. He participated in signings for his book "The Unheralded." Shifty and his son Jeff '72 visited Washington, DC on Veteran's Day for a Berlin Airlift Memorial Service at St. Matthew's Cathedral. Jeff retired a year ago as a colonel in the Army Medical Service Corps at Fort Detrick, MD... Grandson Ben from Dansville, NY, is a freshman at AU in Art & Design.
1950
Herbert Leon MacDonell presented "Sixty Years of Forensic Investigations" in Syracuse University's Life Science Complex auditorium. He is a director of the Laboratory of Forensic Science in Corning, NY and has destified as an expert witnes in 33 states and in contires across the globe including such celebrated cases as the Joan Little murder trial in Raleigh, North Carolina; the O.J.Simpson double murder trial in Los Angeles; the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles; and the assasination of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, TN.
1957
Judith Lerner Michael writes, "My daughter, Julie Michael, a former dancer with the New York City Ballet and Twyla Tharp, has completed her bachelor of arts in French studies at Columbia University, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. I'm really proud of her."
1960
Carlton Blanchard writes that daughter "Dr. Cheryl Blanchard '86 is director of Research and Chief Scientific Officer at Zimmer Orthopedics, Warsaw, IN. She is most proud of the new gender solutions knee replacement for women." Cheryl states, "It is a major orthopedic breakthrough for women," and gives them the flexibility and freedom of movement that other knee replacements lacked.
1965
Currenlty, he is somewhat retired after working in the glass industry for close to 40 years. With that retirement he is volunteering to help at the Ohio Glass Museum in Lancaster, OH. urrenlty, he is the Museum Director and welcomes everyon to come visit!
1972
Tom Spleth will be the final lecturer at the Terra cognita Lecture Series on Thursday April 16th at 6 p.m. He has lived in the mountains of North Carolina where his "cutting edge slip-cast ware" has caught the attention of the public eye. He is known to produce unglased, translucent porcelain pieces that link two-dimensional shapes in three- dimensional space.
1975
She has been promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president of stategic marking for Comcast Sports Groups's 10 national sports netwrks based in locations like Boston, New York, Chicago, California and Portland.
1976
Charles Scott Herring was named Farm Credit of Western New York CEO and President by it's ten-member board. The 16-county lending and financial service cooperative has one billion dollars in assets. He joined the company as Chief Operating Officer in 1998.
1982
Mark Henline, CPA, has been promoted to th position of chief financial officer and corporate treasurer at Merrick & Company, where he will oversee the accounting, facilities, and corporate treasury functions within the firm. He has been with Merrick & Company for two years.
1984
Governor Paterson annouched Elizabeth A. Garry to fill a vacancy on the Appellate Division, Third Department.
1986
Carlton Blanchard writes that daughter "Dr. Cheryl Blanchard '86 is director of Research and Chief Scientific Officer at Zimmer Orthopedics, Warsaw, IN. She is most proud of the new gender solutions knee replacement for women." Cheryl states, "It is a major orthopedic breakthrough for women," and gives them the flexibility and freedom of movement that other knee replacements lacked.
1988
The Colmbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) recently recognized Ms. Coral Lee Link as the 2009 State of Ohio International Educator of hte Year. This yearly award honors a unique K-12 educator whose commitment to international education and awareness erves as a stellar example to their students, their colleagues and their local community. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) recently recognized Ms. Lee Link as the 2009 State of Ohio International Educator of the Year. This yearly award honors a unique K-12 educator whose commitment to international education and awareness serves as a stellar example to their students, their colleagues and their local community. The Columbus Council on World Affairs is strongly committed to supporting educators in the advancement of global understanding and the reduction of cultural stereotypes. Link, who teaches international business and Japanese in the Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools International Business Program housed at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Columbus, Ohio, lived and worked in Japan for 7 years and has traveled extensively throughout the world. She developed a sister-school partnership with Hachinohe National College of Technology in Aomori Prefecture, located in northern Japan, and is planning a study tour in June, 2009 for her students to travel to Costa Rica and experience the workings of a fair trade coffee plantation, eco-tourism and micro business development operations. In addition to her work with the International Business Program, Link works as a teacher educator with the alternative licensure program for teachers of Chinese, Japanese and Spanish at the Ohio State University. The Columbus Council on World Affairs established this award to recognize outstanding international endeavors by Ohio educators, and requires applicants to demonstrate excellence in instruction, the ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities, and the inclusion of initiatives that encourage students to become engaged and informed citizens of an increasingly interdependent world. Link was nominated for the award by Andrea Applegate, Director of Workforce Development at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, and went through a rigorous selection process by a committee appointed by the Columbus Council on World Affairs composed of representatives from academia and other educational entities, community organizations and global business companies.
Allen Bernard has joined FaciliTech, as vice president of Welsh FAcility Services. He will oversee the day-to-day operations of FacilitEch. He was emplyed by Fist Industrial REality Trust as a project manager before joining Welsh.
1992
Barbara Schrage was one of the fourteen recipients of te Rochester Business Journal 2009 Health Care Achievement Awards.
1996
Faith, her husband, and her son moved to Hamsburg, PA in summer 2008 and had a baby girl in September 2008
Sarah Canfied '96 was featured in the exhibit at the Gallery on High in Pottstown, PA titled "All Aboard." Her pastel piece entitled "Inside" depicts the image of a hand holding a Christmas blal ornament with th reflection of two people inside of it. Canfield joined hte Gallery on High as a member artists who years ago. She started showing her work professionally in 2002 and has since been featured in over 40 exhibits.
1997
Martha Received a Master of Taxation from Nova Southeasern University on October 31, 2008.
2002
"After Alfred, Michael received an M.A. in Psychology from Dequesne University and worked for three years in a community mental health and substance abuse clinic in Buffalo, NY and taught introductory psychology at Erie Community College. Since 2006, he has worked for Peace Corps in norther peru and in 2009 will coordinate an HIV/AIDS Prevention Initiative in 9 local municipalities with assistance from teh President's Emergency FUnd for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)"
2003
Her article "The Aesthetics of Style in an Urban High School Art Class" was published in the March edition of Art Education, which is The Journal of the National Art Educational Association. The article is based on the research she did with her students while she was a graduate student at MICA. The study focused on her students' aesthetic responses to their evertday visual culture.
2004
Went on honeymoon from November 7- November 22 2008 with husband Sam. Traveled with a goup fo 17 people and spent 8 days in Ireland, 4 days in England and 4 days in Scotland. Included picture of them at Eilean Donan Castle in Ireland. Going to have a baby, the due date is Aug 8, 2009.
Married to Ron Pennock II ('05) June 21, 2008 in Albion NY. Left her job as an editor of the Journal-Register in Medina nd moved to Brewerton to be with Ron. They purchased their first home in Baldwinsville, located just outside of Syracuse. She has found and new job and is emplyed by Eagle Newspapers as the editor of two weekly newspapers. The Skaneateles PRess and Marcellus Observer.
Engagements
Caroline Reiter '01 and Jason Estabrooks, engaged on August 11, 2008. Wedding is planned for October 2, 2010 and they live in Middletown, CT