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1936
Marie Mario Flessel died Jan. 20, 2011. She was 96. Marie loved Alfred and was a devoted alumna. She attended her 50th reunion and faithfully donated to the University. While at Alfred, she served as president of her sorority, Sigma Chi Nu, and was an active member of the Lady Archers, twice winning the archery prize.
Beatrice Carol Nevius died Feb. 8, 2011, at the age of 92. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, John Nevius '36, and her children. Beatrice received her bachelor of arts degree in education, with a minor in mathematics. She married John in 1944, and eventually settled in Painted Post, where their children were raised. She worked for several years as a high school math teacher, and later worked in Social Services for Steuben (NY) County as an adoption counselor and facilitator. After retiring, Bea lived with her husband on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York until the cold weather drove them south. Bea was an avid bridge player, crossword puzzler, bird watcher, orchid grower, and a wonderful cook who enjoyed trying new recipes on her family. Her bright blue eyes and sunny outlook will be missed by all who knew her
1937
The daughter of Joyce Wanmaker Tucker writes that her mother?"is still alive and doing pretty well, ... "My father, Roland Tucker '37, died in 1999. My parents met at Alfred ... "Mom is 95, lives in her own apartment in a retirement complex in San Rafael, Called Aldersly. Reads thrillers, the Sunday paper, and The Christian Science Monitor regularly. "We are curious to know if anyone else from the early 1930 graduate classes is still out there." Mail replies to: Mrs. Joyce W. Tucker, 326 Mission Ave. #304, San Rafael, CA 94904.
1938
The daughter of Joyce Wanmaker Tucker writes that her mother?"is still alive and doing pretty well, ... "My father, Roland Tucker '37, died in 1999. My parents met at Alfred ... "Mom is 95, lives in her own apartment in a retirement complex in San Rafael, Called Aldersly. Reads thrillers, the Sunday paper, and The Christian Science Monitor regularly. "We are curious to know if anyone else from the early 1930 graduate classes is still out there." Mail replies to: Mrs. Joyce W. Tucker, 326 Mission Ave. #304, San Rafael, CA 94904.
1939
Beatrice Carol Nevius died Feb. 8, 2011, at the age of 92. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, John Nevius '36, and her children. Beatrice received her bachelor of arts degree in education, with a minor in mathematics. She married John in 1944, and eventually settled in Painted Post, where their children were raised. She worked for several years as a high school math teacher, and later worked in Social Services for Steuben (NY) County as an adoption counselor and facilitator. After retiring, Bea lived with her husband on Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York until the cold weather drove them south. Bea was an avid bridge player, crossword puzzler, bird watcher, orchid grower, and a wonderful cook who enjoyed trying new recipes on her family. Her bright blue eyes and sunny outlook will be missed by all who knew her
1948
Walter Lowden '57 writes that his cousin, Mary Lowden died April 1, 2011. "For the past 11years Mary had been a resident of Fellowship Village in Basking Ridge, NJ. Mary had retired from the Hempstead Public School System where she had taught for many years and had been chairman of the Art Department. "She obtained her master's degree from NYU. After graduating from Alfred and before teaching in Hempstead, Mary maintained a ceramics studio in West Hempstead. She also taught for a year with the U.S. Air Force in Newfoundland and several years in the East Rockaway Public Schools. For a period of time she was an adjunct faculty member at Hofstra University. "For many years she maintained a weekend ski home in Vermont where she loved to ski as well as entertain her many friends and family members. She led a full and active life."
1949
Mary Jane Lewis Prescott reports, "I am recovering from eye surgery which included a cornea transplant: therefore, I am postponing blindness, for which I am extremely thankful."
1952
Jim Burdick, son of Mary Evelyn Rattray, writes that his mother died July 14, 2010. "Her relationship with Alfred University meant a great deal to her."
Val Cushing '52 '56 had work featured in the exhibition, "Vessels of the Heart: Fairbanks at Arabia/ Cushing and Salmenhaara at Alfred," at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle.
1954
Ann Englert Weyand sends her best regards to all of her friends of the past at Alfred: Omicron, The Brick, The Castle, and all the engineering (ceramic) boys that were true friends and companions to her while she struggled through as the "only girl engineer." She writes, "Oh well, someone had to start it, why not me?" She ended up becoming an operating room nurse.
1955
Ed Milliken '87, '89 writes that his father, William Uhrich Milliken of LaBelle, FL, and longtime resident of Bowerston and Fresno, Ohio, died Jan. 18, 2011. Following graduation, Bill started working in the clay industry with Claycraft of Columbus but after a few years jointed the Navy. Following an honorable discharge, he moved to Bowerston and joined the Bowerston Shale Company (BOSCO) which was found by his grandfather and father. Bill worked at BOSCO for 42 years, retiring as president and CEO. He was chairman of the Brick Industry Association (BIA) from 1988-90 and took a seat on the first Manufacturer Council of the BIA in 1999. He was also a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. Bill married Joyce M. Papworth, who survives, in 1960. They had six children: Charlie, Tom (deceased in 1977), Jim, Sara, Rich, and Ed. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 255, Bowerston, Ohio 44695; Health Services of Coshocton County: Hospice, 230 S. 4th St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812-2019; or the charity of one's choice
1957
Richard B. Van Maaren died Feb. 1, 2011 in Holly Springs, GA. Affectionately known as "Duke," he was a Past Master of Kappa Psi Upsilon, and was employed for many years by Xerox in Rochester, NY. He had been in poor health in recent years, and was living with his daughter at the time of his death. He had been a participant in the "Loaned Executive" program of the Monroe County United Way during his working years at Xerox, and served on Alfred University's Athletic Facilities Task Force from 1982 to 1984.
Walter Lowden '57 writes that his cousin, Mary Lowden died April 1, 2011. "For the past 11years Mary had been a resident of Fellowship Village in Basking Ridge, NJ. Mary had retired from the Hempstead Public School System where she had taught for many years and had been chairman of the Art Department. "She obtained her master's degree from NYU. After graduating from Alfred and before teaching in Hempstead, Mary maintained a ceramics studio in West Hempstead. She also taught for a year with the U.S. Air Force in Newfoundland and several years in the East Rockaway Public Schools. For a period of time she was an adjunct faculty member at Hofstra University. "For many years she maintained a weekend ski home in Vermont where she loved to ski as well as entertain her many friends and family members. She led a full and active life."
1959
"Karen Dennis Barney wrote that she was visiting her son in Columbia. Other than that, I don't know what everybody is doing so please e-mail or pick up the phone. I'd love to hear from you. Have a happy and healthy 2011!"
After serving as the mayor of Bellbrook, Ohio for 16 years, Mary C. Graves has decided to step down at the end of her term in December 2011. Mary has lived in Bellbrook 43 years
L. David Pye, dean and professor of Glass Science emeritus at AU, presented a plenary lecture at the opening session of the annual meeting of The Stained Glass Association of America, June 10, in Syracuse. The title of his presentation was "Stained Glass - a Glass Scientist's Perspective."
Dr. Paul Carton is the proud father of Craig Carton, who is the co-host of the daily WFAN-AM morning talk show with Boomer Esiason. The show is the number-one-rated sports talk show in New York City, Monday through Friday from 6-10 a.m.
Elissa Cerone writes: "It is with a great deal of sadness that I report the death of Flo Gerhardt Simmons, Nursing Class of '59. I had the privilege of being on 'Caring Bridge' with Flo for her last months and she was so brave and so positive, and I know she enjoyed every minute of the time she had left. Sadly, she's left us way too soon. "On a happier note, Stan and Paula Schumann '60 were in California to visit their son, Mark, and we had our annual lunch. Also, I got to see Barbara Cohrssen Powell '59 for a short visit to the southland from San Francisco. Jack and Brenda Kaufman Monene are proud grandparents to another girl, and there's another little Stenzler with Marty and Barbara, grandparents a second time. Congratulations to all. "My youngest son is teaching at the American School in Taipei, Taiwan, so my little grandchildren are learning Chinese and teaching me on Skype.
Elissa Cerone writes: "It is with a great deal of sadness that I report the death of Flo Gerhardt Simmons, Nursing Class of '59. I had the privilege of being on 'Caring Bridge' with Flo for her last months and she was so brave and so positive, and I know she enjoyed every minute of the time she had left. Sadly, she's left us way too soon. "On a happier note, Stan and Paula Schumann '60 were in California to visit their son, Mark, and we had our annual lunch. Also, I got to see Barbara Cohrssen Powell '59 for a short visit to the southland from San Francisco. Jack and Brenda Kaufman Monene are proud grandparents to another girl, and there's another little Stenzler with Marty and Barbara, grandparents a second time. Congratulations to all. "My youngest son is teaching at the American School in Taipei, Taiwan, so my little grandchildren are learning Chinese and teaching me on Skype.
1960
Elissa Cerone writes: "It is with a great deal of sadness that I report the death of Flo Gerhardt Simmons, Nursing Class of '59. I had the privilege of being on 'Caring Bridge' with Flo for her last months and she was so brave and so positive, and I know she enjoyed every minute of the time she had left. Sadly, she's left us way too soon. "On a happier note, Stan and Paula Schumann '60 were in California to visit their son, Mark, and we had our annual lunch. Also, I got to see Barbara Cohrssen Powell '59 for a short visit to the southland from San Francisco. Jack and Brenda Kaufman Monene are proud grandparents to another girl, and there's another little Stenzler with Marty and Barbara, grandparents a second time. Congratulations to all. "My youngest son is teaching at the American School in Taipei, Taiwan, so my little grandchildren are learning Chinese and teaching me on Skype.
1962
Richard Denton reports: "It does not seem possible that another year has passed, and I recently celebrated my 70th birthday as a reminder. My wife and I spent New Year's on the West Coast seeing the Tournament of Roses Parade live for the first time. Among our other stops was a visit to the Reagan Library. Recently, I was on a mission trip to Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador. It provided another first, my first time in South America. Ecuador proved to be beautiful and the people most warm and friendly."
1964
David C. Hetherly writes: "I have just retired from being a YMCA boy's resident camp director after 18 years. Prior to that I retired from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service after 25 years. "Now this is unique. I decided to retire from the camp director's position because of two serious injuries I sustained at camp. The first occurred almost two years ago when I slipped on my cabin stairs and I ruptured my right leg quadriceps 100 percent. Due to a misdiagnosis at the emergency room I didn't have it operated on until three weeks later. During that time a lot of scar tissue formed, etc. "The second accident occurred nine months later and 50 yards from my first accident. I was carrying a cabin shutter and slipped on a rock. I ruptured my left leg quadriceps 100 percent. The operation was just three days later. Well, with two injured quads I was unable to get around camp as I would have liked, especially on a rocky island, so I retired. All I can say now is that I am greatly saddened to be leaving this way and now have a huge void within myself to fill. "So ... now I am in the third phase of my life. No more work period, but I am looking into various volunteer work. Here in San Antonio there is a 'haven for hope' organization that provides all kinds of care for just about anybody, but namely homeless people. I am currently in discussions with various executives within the organizations to see where my 'talents' can best be used. "If anyone from the class of '64, '65, etc. is ever in San Antonio and need a place to rest and recoup, there is a welcome mat at my front door."
Dr. John E. Moscowitz and Dr. Kathryn Gerstman were wed in Tamarac, FL, March 3, 2011. They are permanent residents of Pompano Beach, FL. In the wedding party was Timothy A. Bender '65
1966
Charles Matteson has retired after 29 years as a professor of art at the State University of New York at Cobleskill
1968
Dr. Robert L. Johnson has been appointed as dean of the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School by the Board of Trustees at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Work by painter/artist Michelle Strada Murphy was included in "Hamptons Artists: Then and Now" in early June at the Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY
1969
Jacqueline Gikow recently started a hand-made jewelry, home decor, and knit/crochet business online, ChelseaRainbow. Her URL is .
1970
Linda Rounds of Galveston, TX was appointed to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. The board has exclusive jurisdiction over the piloting of vessels in Galveston County. Linda is a professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston School of Nursing. She is a member of the American and Texas Nurses associations, Texas Nurse Practitioners, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, and a member and Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
1971
Delta Dental of New Jersey announces that Ronald Deblinger, D.M.D. is the new chairman of the board of trustees.
1973
Ronald W. Kaplan is president, CEO, and chairman of the board of Trex Co., Inc. (Virginia and Nevada).
1975
The Houston (TX) Center for Contemporary craft has named Piero Fenci the 2012 Texas Master, an honor given to established career artists working in Texas who have made a significant impact in the craft field. Piero was chosen for his involvement in the Texas craft community, his dedication and excellence in teaching, the innovative qualities of his work, and his craftsmanship. As part of the award, he will receive a solo show in summer 2013, a printed color catalog of the show, and will serve as a juror of the CraftTexas 2014 exhibition. Piero is a teacher and head of the ceramics department at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches. His work has roots in the underlying craft tradition of functionality while exploring the sculptural and conceptual realm of contemporary ceramics.
1976
Timothy Arem was presented with the 2011 Youth Running Award for being Contributor of the Year by the leading running source, Running USA. For more information on Tim, visit www.tbonerun.com .
1978
Richard Polak is president and CEO of Polak International Consultants, Inc., with consultants in Los Angeles; Santa Clara, CA; San Diego; St. Louis; and Miami, and affiliates in more than 60 countries. In Richard's 23 years of consulting experience he has advised over 200 multinational organizations in the areas of international management, human resources, compensation, and benefits
1979
Harry Shortway, a former police officer, is head lacrosse coach for the boys' varsity team at Vernon Township High School.
1980
Silicon Carbide Products, Inc., Horseheads, NY, was recognized with the SBA 2011 Small Business Excellence Award. Silicon Carbide Products, owned by Martin Metzger and Mark Witmer, provides custom-manufactured silicon carbide components for severe industrial applications. Their business began in the Ceramic Corridor Innovation Center, a joint initiative of AU and Corning, Inc
Silicon Carbide Products, Inc., Horseheads, NY, was recognized with the SBA 2011 Small Business Excellence Award. Silicon Carbide Products, owned by Martin Metzger and Mark Witmer, provides custom-manufactured silicon carbide components for severe industrial applications. Their business began in the Ceramic Corridor Innovation Center, a joint initiative of AU and Corning, Inc
Susan B. Wood was one of six artists featured in an exhibition titled "New Talent" at the Brad Cooper Gallery in Tampa, FL
1981
John Rohlfing and Peggy Steinway '82 had work featured in an exhibition called "Two Ceramic Sculptors" in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT
1982
John Rohlfing and Peggy Steinway '82 had work featured in an exhibition called "Two Ceramic Sculptors" in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT
1984
Mary Beth Newman was recently installed as president of the Case Management Society of America for 2011-12. She is currently case management program manager for the Centers for Medical Excellence for WellPoint?Inc., where she provides oversight and expertise for the company's speciality transplant case management programs for a 14-state region representing 33 million covered lives
1985
Bill Johnson, president and CEO of Hill PHOENIX, was the featured speaker at the AEDC annual banquet in March
Matt Tessmer, head football coach at Ogdensburg Free Academy (OFA), will coach the West team in the Rotary Club of Tupper Lake 8th Annual North Country Classic All-Star Football Game July 14. Matt is a special education teacher at OFA
Greg Leshé is a featured artist in the Index Art Center's "Terra Forms," a group exhibition which is a visual investigation by artists inspired by earthen forms. The Center is at 585 Broad St., Newark, NJ. The exhibition features artwork informed by topography, geology, tectonics and similar thematic frameworks. The theme was inspired by the rich tradition of earth art, a movement dating to the late 1960's. The exhibit runs through July 22. The Index Art Center is open Thursday's from 6-9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m.
1986
Walter McConnell, professor and chair of the Division of Ceramic Art at AU, had work featured in the Denver Art Museum exhibition, "Overthrown: Clay Without Limits."
Cynthia Morelli showed a body of work at the Bunnell Street Arts Center, which was expanded from a recent show at the Gary Freeberg Gallery
1987
Kris HerrNeckar married James Cutter on Oct. 1, 2010. He is a landscape designer and owns his own company. Kris currently works for the University of Rochester, NY as a research information analyst in the Cardiology Department
Laurie O'Sullivan Cama has received a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®) designation from WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals, a not-for-profit association that provides certification in compensation, benefits, work-life and total rewards. Laurie is the owner of Recognition Solutions, where she provides consulting in the area of total rewards
Sandy Rivera of East Northport died Nov. 18, 2010 following a battle with cancer. Sandy had a passion for books which she passed along to her two young daughters, Isabel, 12, and Maddie, 5. She is also survived by her husband David, her mother, a sister, and a brother. Sandy taught German at Long Island Lutheran Day School at St. Paul's and was pursuing as master's degree in school counseling. She was an active member of the Northport Yaht Club. Her husband says she loved being a mother and cherished the time she spent with her daughters, actively participating in school events and the Girl Scouts. Donations in her memory may be sent to: Sandy Rivera Memorial Sponsor-a-Child Fund, Long Island Lutheran
Ed Milliken '87, '89 writes that his father, William Uhrich Milliken of LaBelle, FL, and longtime resident of Bowerston and Fresno, Ohio, died Jan. 18, 2011. Following graduation, Bill started working in the clay industry with Claycraft of Columbus but after a few years jointed the Navy. Following an honorable discharge, he moved to Bowerston and joined the Bowerston Shale Company (BOSCO) which was found by his grandfather and father. Bill worked at BOSCO for 42 years, retiring as president and CEO. He was chairman of the Brick Industry Association (BIA) from 1988-90 and took a seat on the first Manufacturer Council of the BIA in 1999. He was also a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. Bill married Joyce M. Papworth, who survives, in 1960. They had six children: Charlie, Tom (deceased in 1977), Jim, Sara, Rich, and Ed. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 255, Bowerston, Ohio 44695; Health Services of Coshocton County: Hospice, 230 S. 4th St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812-2019; or the charity of one's choice.
1988
Diane Galletta Hazlett and Stephen Hazlett welcomed a daughter, Lianne, home from China in June 2010. Lianne is 4 years old and joins 7-year-old big brother John.
1990
Cathy Bissoon has been nominated as a federal judge for Pennsylvania's Western and Middle Districts. Since 2008, Cathy has served as a U.S. magistrate judge for the Western District
1991
Darryl Gonzalez has written a book about the history of Congressional Pages. The book offers a researched chronology of the Congressional Page system from the late 1700s to modern day. Darryl is a federal employee in Washington, D.C., and has worked in education for 20 years. He lives in Lawndale, MD with his wife and four children.
Newly opened at the Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati is the survey of 15 of Alison Crocetta's revelatory film and video works which takes up the entire space for the entire summer (until Aug. 28), a rarity for the downtown gallery. Alison is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Art at Ohio State University.
Angelique Irvin is president and CEO of Clear Align, a company that designs, prototypes, and manufactures custom imaging, sensing, and fiber-optic systems for defense and aerospace customers. She is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at The Wharton School
1992
Pamela Kelleher is vice president and privacy and compliance officer for ConServe
Jeaneen Barnhart presented "Glorious Ride" at a Derby Art Show in the Gallery of the Brown Hotel, Kentucky.
Major Stephen Coutant will be deploying to Afghanistan where he will serve as the military attorney for Combined Team Uruzgan, a multi-national task force comprised of Australian and U.S. forces. Major Coutant has been a JAG with the U.S. Army since 2005
Richard Russo has been named Dean of Summer, Study Abroad, & Lifelong Learning at the University of California- Berkeley.
1993
Monika Kaden returned to her native Germany after a 14-year absence to exhibit her work in Munich. "Monika Kaden: Ways and Stations interpreted in Bronze" opened with a reception June 30 at the Gallery ArtFoundation in Munich. The show will run through July 25; hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Kaden is exhibiting bronze sculptures created during the last year at the Shidoni Foundry in Tesuque, NM, and in Munich during the past six months. Learn more about the artist at: http://www.alfred.edu/pre...
Mike LeBel is boys' lacrosse coach at Falmouth High School, Falmouth, Maine.
1994
Heather Roffe is the co-director of FuturPointe Dance, Rochester's (NY)?newest dance company. She is also a choreographer and dancer at FuturPointe Dance as well as visiting assistant professor of dance at the State University of New York at Brockport.
Raphael Colangione, C.P.A. was recently promoted to CIO for Technology Insight Corp., Marlborough, MA.
1996
Jason Charles received the 2011 Teacher Inspiration Award from the Central New York Art Council. Jason is an art teacher at Union Springs High School
Alison Safford was recently a judge in the Couture or Wearable Art Word Game Design Competition. Alison has worked as an arts educator at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, as an adjunct instructor at Hampshire College, and currently teaches at the Cambridge School of Weston.
Will Kavesh and Emrys Berkower formed TOKEN, an interdisciplinary New York City firm whose work spans the fields of interior design, furniture-making, lighting, fine art, and manufacturing, in 2007
Will Kavesh and Emrys Berkower formed TOKEN, an interdisciplinary New York City firm whose work spans the fields of interior design, furniture-making, lighting, fine art, and manufacturing, in 2007
1997
Andrea Stanislaw is a contemporary artist whose practice includes sculpture, collage constructions, video installation, and public art. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions around the world. Andrea lives and works in Minneapolis, and is an associate professor in the Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Andrea also has a background in the film production and design as a designer and artist for Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle films. Andrea is a 2010-11 recipient of a McKnight Artists Fellowship for Visual Arts. Upcoming public art commissions and projects for 2011 include: Amphitheater Lumen, Miller Theater, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (public commission), Earth Mirrors, Morningside College Sioux City, IA (public commission), and Reflect, Sculpture Key West, Key West, FL (public sculpture and performance). She is currently working on Holiday Inn Dubai - a six channel HD video and sculptural installation with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Bill Foley.
1998
Cecily Rogers reports that she and "husband Aleksandr welcomed Lukas Alexander Rogers on June 3, 2011."
Your Class Correspondent writes about her AU roommate:?"Lauren Borchard recently received a promotion to director of Historical Programs at the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, where she has worked since 2005. She also provides an update on herself:?"As current president of Greater New York Mensa, I oversee a board of 11 directors and am responsible for ensuring we offer our group of more than 2,200 members a focus on enriching life through a mix of social and educational events. I love arranging speaker events and most recently had Jim Taranto - WSJ editor, Maureen Seaburg - synesthete and author, and Dr. James Stellar - provost of Queens College, speak to our members about their particular niche and interests. "Moving into my second year as development manager at The Arc of Union County, I increased overall funds raised by 45 percent and through constant community-building and unbridled enthusiasm generated an 818 percent increase in team monies generated by Step Up for The Arc's 5K Walk/Run! "Our baby girl is taking swim classes and loves The Little Gym. She just returned from Germany and we're thrilled she has a passport at such an early age. We'll be putting it to good use again this summer! We always welcome alumni to visit (just call or e-mail first) so we can catch up!"
2000
Michael Pelliciotti is one of 10 people nominated to serve on the Board of Governors for the American Bar Association (ABA). Michael is a trial and appellate attorney in the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for King County, Seattle, WA. He has been a member of ABA House of Delegates since 2004 (currently represents Washington State Bar Association), is vice-chair of House Tellers Committee, a member of Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, and is liaison to the ABA Board of Governors from Young Lawyers Division.
2003
Charlotte Potter, a conceptual artist and designer from Vermont, has joined the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, as the Glass Studio manager. She will oversee operations and programming of the studio,which opens to the public on Nov. 2, 2011
Christian Bernard Singer, artist, curator, teacher, and art dealer, has had "a fairly busy exhibition career, teaching sculpture part-time at OCAD University (Toronto). I am also the curator of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (a national museum for the silica arts) in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (where, in fact, I have featured Alfred alumni such as Joni Moriyama '94, Amanda Dumas-Hernandez, and Jeremy Hatch).
2004
Robert Baynes writes: "Since graduating from the Olin School of Business I earned my MBA from Xavier University, Cincinnati in '06. From there I started a very exciting career in the military that included multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. I have recently been honorably discharged from 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Special Operations. I would like to pursue a new career in business, so if any alumni want to hire a sharp, outgoing leader please contact me at 404.831.5354."
Jaclyn "Jax" DeLuca is an artist/musician living in Buffalo. Her artwork takes on various forms, from stark gallery and pubic installations, to abstract video, film, painting, and costumed public performances. She teaches workshops in strategic sound-making and is director of programming at Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo zmedia Resources.
2005
Shadra Bruce and her husband Dave, have been asked to serve as the national co-chairs for the Parent Advisory Board of the newly formed non-profit Kidz Rock! Inc. Owners and creators of IGotMomPower.com and IGotDadPower.com, Shadra and Dave have been actively involved in parent advocacy for more than a decade
2006
Erica Harney writes:?"I have been accepted to work as a resident artist at the Palazzo Rinaldi Artists' Residency in Italy in August, followed by a residency at the Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut in September." In addition:?"I have been involved in a tripartite collaboration with musicians D. John Lemke and Jake Sustaita, graduate students at The Pennsylvania State University, as well as choreographer KT Huckabee of Penn State Altoona since September 2010. Doug, Jake and I worked on a a live drawing performance, where they played the five movements of Reinhold Gliere's Suite for Viola and Double Bass, while I simultaneously drew responses to the music. We performed this piece four times in April in the communities of State College and University Park, PA. "The initial rehearsal studies were translated into large-scale paintings which were used by KT Huckabee for a new piece choreographed for the Ivyside Dance Ensemble at Penn State Altoona (Altoona, PA) which was performed the last week of April. Click below for more information about this project, as well as plenty of images! http://ericaharney.com/gl... " Erica will present a one-night-only exhibition on Monday, July 18, from 6-11 p.m., at the Greenpoint Gallery, 390 McGuinness Blvd (at Dupont Street), Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The exhibit will benefit the Killian Mansfield Foundation for children with cancer and other serious illnesses. For more information go to: http://www.thegreenpointg... Erica also notes:?"Since March 2011, I have exhibited my work in group shows at The Greenpoint Gallery, the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, and the New Arts Program in Kutztown, PA. Upcoming group exhibitions are anticipated at the Lazarus Gallery in New Rochelle, NY and Iona College, also in New Rochelle. "My sketchbook, 'I'm A Scavenger,' is still on tour with the Brooklyn Art Library and is being exhibited at the following venues before becoming a part of the permanent collection of the Libary: Austin Museum of Art: Austin, TX; SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME; The Granite Room: Atlanta, GA; Transformer Gallery: Washington, DC; Form/Space Atelier: Seattle, WA; Minna Gallery: San Francisco, CA; Hyde Park Arts Center: Chicago, IL; Full Sail University: Winter Park, FL
2008
Laura Jantzi writes:?"I recently completed my M.Ed. at the University of Buffalo in higher education administration. I am working as an admissions counselor at St. Bonaventure University."
Collaborative team Longva + Carpenter presented "Hunger," a durational performance that "uses the familiarity of the dinner table to isolate and augment the subtext of small talk between intimate pairs" this spring at Big Orbit Gallery, 30D Essex Street, Buffalo, and MICROSCOPE Gallery, Bushwick/Brooklyn. Longva + Carpenter is a collaborative partnership of Terese Longva, a Norwegian video/performance artist, and Laurel Jay Carpenter, a U.S. performance/installation artist and assistant professor of fine arts in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at AU
2010
Ceramic artist Katie Coughlin is a visiting artist at the Canvas Community Art Studio and Gallery, Juneau, AK this summer. Katie works mainly combining porcelain and mixed materials. She is teaching a number of classes including Kids Portraits: Paper & Clay, Surface Design, Crowns for Kids, Porcelain Tea Bowls, Kids Cupcake Containers, Porcelain Pitchers, and Lithophane (translucent porcelain relief tile).
Giselle Hicks is a summer resident at Archie Bray Resident Center, Helena, MT, a non-profit organization dedicated to the enrichment of the ceramic arts
2011
Jessica Marble is a marketing development associate at EMC in the greater Boston area.
Births
Dan Marvin '89 and his wife Larke, a daughter, Alyah Ruth Marvin, Oct. 30, 2010
Cecily Rogers '98 and husband Aleksandr, a son, Lukas Alexander Rogers, June 3, 2011
Russell Patterson '99 and Thuy Patterson, a son, Logan Robert, Jan. 30, 2011
Tom Rogers '02 and Jill Petrush '03, a son, Hudson Alexander Rogers, Oct. 17, 2010
Deaths - Alumni
Mildred (Kneerim) Gullette '31, Jan. 1, 2011
Georgina Ballina Ringo '35, March 23, 2011
Marie Mario Flessel '36, Jan. 20, 2011
Barbara Bastow Moran '36, May 19, 2011
Howard Theodore Knapp '37, July 8, 2010
Beatrice Carol Nevius '39, Feb. 8, 2011
Margaret Thornhill Harbison '40, March 11, 2011
Harrier A. Moore '42, Dec. 4, 2010
Mary Lowden '48, April 1, 2011
Lloyd J. Snow '49, April 22, 2011
Paul F. Kiesow Jr. '50, April 26, 2011
Jeanette (Jinx) Kimajeski Zegler '50, June 2010
Marvin T. Timko '51, Feb. 13, 2011
Mary Evelyn Rattray '52, July 14, 2010
Ned B. Martin '52, Feb. 16, 2011
Janis Formont Moser '52, Feb. 21, 2011
Herbert R. Shindler '52, April 28, 2011
Lois Giffen Gibbons '53, Feb. 14, 2011
William A. Hoffman '53, March 22, 2011
Joyce L. Larson '53, Dec. 4, 2010
George K. Ostrander '53, Dec. 25, 2010
William Uhrich Milliken '55, Jan. 18, 2011
Allan Getto '55, March 24, 2011
Chester F. Jelly Jr. '55, May 27, 2011
Jeanne (Haviland Lounsbury) Nash '55, May 29, 2011
Anita Z. Kemm '56, March 29, 2011
Richard B. Van Maaren '57, Feb. 1, 2011
Frederick F. Schoen '57, Oct. 23, 2010
Ronald C. Carmer '58, March 18, 2011
Flo Gerhardt Simmons '59
Richard L. Paul '60, April 2, 2011
Richard A. Dienst '62, Oct. 2, 2010
James R. Peters '65, May 5, 2011
John J. Parker II '67, May 29, 2011
Frances Therrien Ross '69, June 2, 2011
Leeta Gridley '69, Jan. 11, 2011
Carol Ames Barrett '70, March 4, 2011
Richard A. Powers '71, June 15, 2011
James J. Sicker '72, March 1, 2011
Michael A. Krebs '75, March 6, 2011
Mary Moyer Hutcherson '75, May 3, 2011
Michael G. Menapace '76, Feb. 16, 2011
Kevin V. Osborne '81, May 7, 2011
Michael D. Cornelius '90, May 8, 2011
Kenneth R. Hamilton '96, May 23, 2011
Deaths - Faculty/Staff
Robert l. Hesse, Oct. 29, 2010 Admissions
Dorothy Reitnauer, Dec. 29, 2010, secretary, Environmental Studies
Robert Grant Hutter, Feb. 5, 2011 Bob was a professor at AU for 36 years, teaching business and law courses until his retirement in 2010. He was the faculty advisor to the Student Managed Investment Fund and continued his involvement into retirement. During his tenure, Bob authored many published articles on accounting, business, financial planning and law. He also practiced law in Allegany County for 30 years
Marie Ploetz Cramer, Feb. 6, 2011
Deaths - Friends
Carl T. "Sam" Moses, former technical special at AU, died June 10, 2011. He was an avid fan of Alfred University football and attended all 13 games and every practice in 2010. Those wishing may contribute in his memory to: Alfred University Football, c/o Coach Dave Murry, Alfred University Athletics Department, Alfred 14802.
Richard Baskerville Bessey, former AU trustee, June 18, 2011
Ellen E. Baker, Nov. 28, 2010
Engagements
Dustin Broderick '03 and Brittany Fucci
Marriages
Dr. John E. Moscowitz '64 and Dr. Kathryn Gerstman, March 3, 2011
Martha Wiley Sears '85 and Gary Andrew Baker, Dec. 30, 2010
Kris HerrNeckar '87 and James Cutter, Oct. 1, 2010
Cecily Rogers '98 and Aleksandr Reznitskiy, Nov. 21, 2010
Bridgette Henne '02 and Michael Elston, Sept. 19, 2010
Judy Tsang '02 to Jeffrey Chow, Nov. 18, 2010
Jill Petrie '03 and Michael Dube '05, Sept. 18, 2010
Jill Petrie '03 and Michael Dube '05, Sept. 18, 2010