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1937
Samuel R. Scholes Jr., professor emeritus of chemistry, died May 24, 2012. Sam lived independently in Alfred until the end of his life, active in the Union University Church and glofing at Wellsville Country Club well into his 90s. Sam is survived by his daughter Susan Scholes, brother James Scholes, grandchildren Sean McClure and Tara McClure Domican, and three great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Doris, daughter Jean Ann Scholes, brother Addison Scholes, and sister Ann Scholes Colvin. A beloved member of the Alfred University faculty for 35 years until his retirement in 1980, Sam arrived in Alfred in 1932 when his father Samuel R. Scholes Sr. was hired by the College of Ceramics to establish a program in glass science engineering. Sam Jr. was graduated with a degree in chemistry. Following in his father's footsteps, he earned a degree in physical chemistry from Yale University. He taught at Tufts University for five years before returning to Alfred. He is credited with developing a chemistry faculty "devoted to the teaching of chemistry and to the University." His "foresight and careful planning" led to the "development and sustaining of a chemistry program that has continued to thrive." The late Joshua Fierer '59, in 1999 created the Samule R. Scholes Jr. Lecture in Chemistry in honor of his "friend and mentor." Dr. Fierer recalled evenings spent with Sam and Doris Scholes as some of his best memories of Alfred. In recognition of his continued loyalty to his alma mater, in 2005 Scholes was awarded the Lillian T. Nevins Award for Lifetime Service to Alfred University.
1938
Helen E. Kruger died March 3, 2012.
1939
Kendall G. Getman, former AU trustee of Samford, CT, died July 10, 2012. An Army veteran, Kendall was an acquisitions editor for science textbooks until his retirement in 1980. He is survived by two daughters.
Phyllis Burke Nelson died Feb. 4, 2012.
1940
Janet Kline Rogers died Jan. 25, 2012.
Miriam Howd Long died Feb. 3, 2012.
1941
Elizabeth Olszowy Maxwell died March 5, 2012.
Byrl M. Stout died Aug. 6, 2012. A College of Ceramics graduate, Dyrl spent his 38-year career with Pittsburgh Corning Corp. He was an avid outdoorsman and an enthusiastic golfer. He enjoyed family gatherings, which were frequent, and valued his many long friendships. Over the years, Byrl was active in Rotary, the Port Allegany (PA) Masonic Lodge, his church, and various civic organizations. He served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during World War II. Byrl is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth; daughter Martha; three grandsons; a great-granddaughter; two brothers; a sister; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.
1943
Reginald R. Miner died March 30, 2012.
John G. Mohr died April 30, 2012.
Robert O. Starr died May 4, 2012.
Glena E. Jagger died May 28, 2012.
1944
Thomas E. Knapp died Jan. 30, 2012.
Marian Mason Schmidt died Aug. 29, 2012.
1945
Virginia "Ginny" M. Olson died July 8, 2012. Her son Randall Olson and his wife Lee Ann; two grandchildren, Meredith and Marissa Olson; and her brother, Vern Larson survive her. You may light a candle in remembrance of Virginia at www.lindfuneralhome.com.
Gloria Burchell Lengenfelder died April 2, 2012.
1946
Patricia Anne Kenny of the Syracuse, NY area died July 11, 2012. A nurse, Patricia was a former faculty member at the University. She is survived by a brother, eight nieces and nephews, and 19 great nieces and nephews.
Maria Basciani Hatch died Dec. 7, 2011.
1947
Frederick D. Clark died Nov. 28, 2011.
1948
Eugene C. Drozdowski died Dec. 29, 2011.
1949
Cecelia M. Pretzman died March 25, 2012.
Elizabeth O'Conner Harris died Aug. 16, 2012.
1950
Adam DiGennaro died Jan. 26, 2012.
Thomas Joseph Romano, 93, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Mount Sinai Hospital, Queens. A veteran of World War II, he survived the invasion of Normandy. After receiving his master's degree at Alfred, he taught at De Witt Clinton High School in New York City before joining S.E. Massengill, then Hoffman-La Roche, as a sales representative for the pharmaceutical division.
Robert Vanderhoven died June 8, 2012.
1951
William D. Churchill died July 1, 2012.
1952
Val Cushing's ceramic art was featured in the Memorial Art Gallery's 5th Rochester (NY) Biennial.
George and Phyllis Herrick celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 20, 2012.
Artist/educator Louis Mendez died July 27, 2012. He was best known for largely figurative ceramic sculpture. An acknowledged master of his medium, Louis's work is included in the collections of the Museum of Art and Design (New York City); the Arizona State University Museum at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Tempe; the Mind Museum of Craft & Design, NC; the Columbia Museum of Art, SC; the Gangjin Museum, South Korea; the Lima (Ohio) Art Museum; the Museo del Barrio; and the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art on the Alfred University Campus. He is survived by his wife, Dianne; a son, Aaron; and two grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alfred University by sending a gift to University Relations, 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802. The donor should include a note stating the gift is in memory of Louis Mendez.
James M. Kearney died Feb. 24, 2012.
Martin S. Moskof died June 28, 2012.
1953
Richard P. Riegert died March 11, 2012.
Ethel Strong died June 23, 2012. Her sisters Salley Tuety and Grace Grassadonia and the children of her and her late husband, Herbert Allen Sr. survive her.
1954
Jim Sclafani's imaging company, Multi Image Group, is contracted to create the signage for the upcoming final 2012 Presidential Debate to be held at Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL, Oct. 22.
Richard B. Wolfe died March 12, 2012.
George J. Policano died April 21, 2012. His wife, Joan, and daughters Lynn and Lisa survive him.
Edward M. Kleban of Williamsville, NY, died July 11, 2012 at his home. Formerly of White Plains, NY, and Cape Cod, MA, Edward was a retired CPA. He is survived by his wife, Carol, AU Class of 1956, two sons, five grandchildren, and his loving canine companion, Ivory.
1955
Kenneth A. Field, Sr. died Jan, 25, 2012.
James T. Harris died April 29, 2012.
Winifred Hupman DeGroff died June 10, 2012.
1956
Keith E. Abbott died March 10, 2012.
John N. Baader died April 11, 2012.
1957
Judith Brownstein Landau died Dec. 17, 2011.
Patricia Geiss Wilbur died May 22, 2012.
Richard H. Best died June 17, 2012, surrounded by his family. His wife, Carol; his daughters Susan, Sharlene and Lynne; his son, Steven and 15 grandchildren survive him.
1958
David S. Rochford died April 8, 2011.
Cosimo F. LaCorte died Feb. 1, 2012.
Donald J. Stead died June 4, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Marion; his sons, Richard and David; his daughter, Julie; a brother, G. Russell Stead and three granddaughters, Allison and Sarah Stead and Fille Guillaume.
John R. Tracy of Willow Spring, NC, and a former AU football player, died June 12, 2012. He worked as a draftsman for United States Steel until his retirement. He was an AU football player. John is survived by his wife, Nancy Casselberry Tracy, six children, and seven grandchildren.
John Cheney Wood, professor emeritus of photography in the School of Art & Design, died July 20, 2012. He taught at the School of Art & Design from 1954-1987, where he was instrumental in establishing the photography, printmaking and foundations programs. John was also a founding faculty of the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY. "John Wood's influence can be seen throughout our curriculum and had immense impact on the trajectory of the study and practice of photography since the 1960s," said Leslie Bellavance, dean of the School of Art & Design. "He is well-loved by former students and admired by friends and colleagues." He is survived by his wife, Laurie Sieverts Snyder; his children, Michael Cheney Wood (Marjory Johnson), of Aurora, MN; Carol Watson Wood '91 (Kevin Maracek) of Alfred, NY; his grandchildren, Galen Wood (Jessica Moline) and Ranier Wood (Willie James Wood), Casey Maracek and Avery Maracek; his stepsons, Noah Snyder (Lydia Bergen) of Boston, MA and Ben Snyder (Rachel Projansky) of Seattle, WA; nieces, a nephew and several great grandchildren. His younger brother, James Albert Wood, (Ethel Borden) lives in Carmel Valley, CA. His former wife, Suzanne Watson Wood '64 lives in Alfred, NY. He was predeceased by his older brother and sister-in-law, Norman Shattuck Wood II (Martha Sue Inman). Gifts in his honor may be made to the John C. Wood, Emeritus Professor, Endowed Scholarship, Alfred University, One Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY, 14802.
1959
Gary A. Girmindl died May 24, 2012.
1961
Bette Blank's portrait of Albet Einstein was featured at the exhibit "Face to Face" at the Adam Baumgold Gallery May 17-June 29. Her work is also on display in the collections of The Jewish Museum in New York and several New Jersey museums.
Gary L. Grantier died Jan. 19, 2012.
Susan H. Levin died from pancreatic cancer on May 18, 2012, surrounded by her family.
Robert L. Driscoll died June 21, 2012.
1962
Joel Philip Myers was awarded the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Glass Art Society Conference during ceremonies at the annual conference in June, in Toledo, Ohio. The Lifetime Achievement Award is the Glass Art Society's highest honor, given in recognition of significant and sustained contributions to the field of glass art to recipients over the age of 60. Achievement is contrued broadly, including, but not limited to diverse endeavors such as artistic excellence, technical innovation, exemplary leadership, dedication to education, and support for and promotion of glass art.
Nancy Corwin Sibley died Feb. 21, 2012.
Charles B. Ketcham died May 29, 2012.
Bonita E. Lyke died July 22, 2012.
1964
Cynthia Bringle displayed her potter work at the Claymakers Clay Club in Durham, NC from May 18-June 14.
Frederick Cohen, a construction lawyer for Duane Morris LLP, received a citation for excellence in the Chambers USA 2012 survey of the American legal profession.
Richard W. Furst died May 19, 2012.
1965
Chambers USA 2012 selected James R. Higgins as a "Leading Lawyer for Business" in the area of intellectual property.
1967
Jane Stakey Regula died July 21, 2012.
The July 7, 2012 edition of The New York Times included an article, "In the Footsteps of Marvel," which chronicles how "turnaround expert" Peter Cuneo, current chairman of the University's Board of Trustees, is supporting the current efforts of two "comic book geeks" in their bid to bring Valiant comics to a successful future. Read all about it at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/09/business/media/comics-publisher-valiant-sees-its-future-on-film.html?pagewanted=all.
In mid-February 2012, a group of Klan Brothers gathered in Phoenix, then drove to Cholla Bay for three "joyous" days of what they are calling The First Last Road Trip. One highlight of the stay was participation in the Cholla Bay Old Boys Social Club Annual Mardi Gras Parade in we won first place for best float. Making the trip were, front row, from left: Russ Cesari '67, Keith Gregory '68, and Chris Rodger '70, and back row, from left: Lambros Touris '70, Mark Mertel '67, Nick Capousis '67, Ray Manza '69, and Bob Genant '68.
John T. Spencer died Aug. 18, 2012. Following graduation he worked for American Greetings Corp., where he stayed for 35 years until retiring from the Lafayette, TN plant in 2000. He is survived by two daughters, Shane Elizabeth Sliger and Coffee Middaugh; a son Garth Middaugh.
1968
Kenneth Blakeslee died June 1, 2012.
Russel J. Roland died March 19, 2012.
John Jay Bauer died May 21, 2012. He was previously diagnosed with PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy). His wife, Gail, daughter Christine Bauer, son Jeff Bauer, son and daughter-in-law Willie and Aileen Turner, two grandsons, two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law survive him.
In mid-February 2012, a group of Klan Brothers gathered in Phoenix, then drove to Cholla Bay for three "joyous" days of what they are calling The First Last Road Trip. One highlight of the stay was participation in the Cholla Bay Old Boys Social Club Annual Mardi Gras Parade in we won first place for best float. Making the trip were, front row, from left: Russ Cesari '67, Keith Gregory '68, and Chris Rodger '70, and back row, from left: Lambros Touris '70, Mark Mertel '67, Nick Capousis '67, Ray Manza '69, and Bob Genant '68.
Keith Gregory writes about a Klan Brothers gathering in February 2012 (see photo page xxxx): "All of us entered AU as Freshmen in Fall of '63 and '64, played football and, some of us, also played lacrosse (we are founders of lacrosse at AU). I and Chris Rodger (AU Class of 1970) are in the Hall of Fame. We are all brothers of Klan Alpine Fraternity (KA). All but two were members of the 1964 football team that upset Susquehanna, 18-16, which was one of the biggest upsets in AU football history. This particular get-together was hosted by Mark Mertel (AU Class of 1967) who lives in Phoenix and also has a home in Cholla Bay, Mexico. In mid-February we gathered in Phoenix then drove to Cholla Bay for three joyous days of what we are calling The First Last Road Trip. One highlight of our stay was participation in the Cholla Bay Old Boys Social Club Annual Mardi Gras Parade in which we won first place for best float. Our entry was the SUV in the photo, festooned with purple and gold streamers and magnetic signs (one of which is held by Capousis (AU Class on 1967) and is now in my house and may be the world's largest refrigerator magnet). We tossed bucketsful of candy to the kids lining the parade route and even had a police escort with sirens blaring and lights flashing. As perhaps you can see in the photo, many of the jerseys we are wearing are vintage."
1969
Martha E. Hibberd died Jan. 28, 2012.
Dr. Joseph McCormick died on May 20, 2012. His wife, Pat and daughters Shannon '92 and Morgan '01 survive him.
In mid-February 2012, a group of Klan Brothers gathered in Phoenix, then drove to Cholla Bay for three "joyous" days of what they are calling The First Last Road Trip. One highlight of the stay was participation in the Cholla Bay Old Boys Social Club Annual Mardi Gras Parade in we won first place for best float. Making the trip were, front row, from left: Russ Cesari '67, Keith Gregory '68, and Chris Rodger '70, and back row, from left: Lambros Touris '70, Mark Mertel '67, Nick Capousis '67, Ray Manza '69, and Bob Genant '68.
Helium.com featured Sally Cunningham's gardening career in an online article.
1970
In mid-February 2012, a group of Klan Brothers gathered in Phoenix, then drove to Cholla Bay for three "joyous" days of what they are calling The First Last Road Trip. One highlight of the stay was participation in the Cholla Bay Old Boys Social Club Annual Mardi Gras Parade in we won first place for best float. Making the trip were, front row, from left: Russ Cesari '67, Keith Gregory '68, and Chris Rodger '70, and back row, from left: Lambros Touris '70, Mark Mertel '67, Nick Capousis '67, Ray Manza '69, and Bob Genant '68.
1971
Clayton State University held a reception for Vice President of External Relations Brigadier General (Ret.) Robert L "Stevie" Stephens, Jr., on June 22 at the Harry S. Downs Center, in honor of his retirement from the university after 10 years, including serving as the head of Clayton State's External Relations division since September 2006.
Dr. Ronald I. Deblinger received the prestigious President's Award from the American Association of Endodontists. Only eight others have been honored with this award.
Kenneth W. Kruger died April 7, 2012.
1972
Enid Borden was appointed president and CEO of the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger. She previously worked with the Meals on Wheels Association of America in the same capacity.
1973
Mark L. Lane, president and CEO of Fidelis Care, the NYS Catholic Health Plan, died July 22, 2012 following a brief illness. Mark was committed to serving people through his work at Fidelis Care, which provides health coverage to children and adults in 59 counties throughout New York state. An experienced and innovative health care executive, Mark (known to some at Alfred as Myron) oversaw the development of Fidelis Care from its earliest days. He is survived by his wife, Robyn '75, his mother, two daughters, and a grandson.
1974
William M. Norton died May 25, 2012.
Philip Vanfossen Oby III of Colonial Beach, VA, died July 11, 2012. In his retirements, Philip and his wife, Wendy, created Wendy's Feline Friends, a nonprofit cat rescue organization. In addition to Wendy, he is survived by daughters Tess and Jess; his father, Philip Oby Jr.; a sister; and a brother.
1975
Bill Gibson, Otsego (NY) County Farm Service Agency executive director, retired after 33 years of service. He says he will conduct farm-safety surveys and training for the New York Center for Medicine and Health in Cooperstown and will continue his community volunteering activities.
Scott Hardwig will have his work on display in a Roanoke (VA) College studio art faculty exhibition. The exhibition will run from Oct. 26 through Dec. 2 at the college's Olin Gallery.
Peter Giusti was recently appointed director of the Kentucky-based national military nonprofit organization USA Cares, Inc.
Piero Fenci opened a solo exhibition of his work at the Houston Center's Small Gallery in Houston, TX on June 1.
Lance Shaner, a State College, PA developer, announced he'd contribute $8 million in construction to the Marbella condominiums along the Allegheny River.
1976
Arlene Wolfe Christie died Feb. 13, 2012.
HealtheConnections appointed Sara Wall-Bolinger as the nex executive director for health planning.
1977
Dennis L. Winship died Jan. 9, 2012.
Bell & Spina P.C. of Pittsford, NY named Gael Gilbert an administrator.
Susan Share featured an exhibit titled "Books" at Kenai Peninsula College's Kenai River Campus. Kenai College is at the University of Alaska-Anchorage.
William Pulos's new book, "The Coaching History of Alfred Almond Swimming," is now on sale at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/WilliamWPulos.
1979
Gay Summer Rick exhibited a series of paintings titles "Series in Sand and Sky" at the BG Gallery in Santa Monica, CA.
1980
West Virginia State University appointed Katherine McCarthy interim vice president for Enrollment and Student Affairs.
Steven Levine's grandchildren in Japan enjoyed the AU throw blanket that Steve received at Reunion Weekend 2012. (with photo)
The Lifetime Healthcare Companies appointed Marianne Gaige, president and chief executive officer of Rome-based Cathedral Corp., to its governing board.
Dr. Richard Bezozo wrote an article on summer sun safety tips, posted on May 26, 2012 on njtoday.net.
1981
The Business Council of New York State, Inc. elected G. Thomas Tranter to its board of directors.
Arlington, MA Public Schools appointed Laura Chesson assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.
First Selectman Bill Davidson announced in June that the town of Brookfield, CT hired resident William Leverence to be the town's new controller.
Sridhar Natajaran, Lubbock, Texas's chief medical examiner, was featured in an article on LubbockOnline.com.
The Wall Street Journal names William Giles of Autozone a top CFO.
1982
Label Printing Industries of America (LPIA) announced Jeff Alexander will be inducted into its 2012 Hall of Fame, LPIA Conference, Nov. 7-9, 2012, at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, CA.
1984
George Gohl, manager of Greenfield Garden Cinemas, partnered with Dealflicks of Oakland, CA to promote discounts at movie theaters similar to what Priceline does for travel and hotels.
1986
Marcy Demangone, a guidance counselor at St. Catherine of Siena School in Reading, PA, was a featured educator in the Reading Eagle's weekly spotlight, In Our Schools.
1987
Nitin Padture was recently appointed director of the Center for Advanced Materials Research at Brown University, where he is a professor in the School of Engineering.
Cynthia Norton is a second grade teacher at Canisteo-Greenwood Elementary School. She is the recipient of an award for Perfect Attendance from the school, and has been inducted into Who's Who Among America's Teachers as well as the National Honor Roll of Outstanding American Teachers.
1988
Kara Mackey Dopman recently began a new business venture as an independent business development and retention specialist in Saratoga Springs, NY.
1989
Jason S. Greene died Dec. 26, 2011.
1990
Matthew McElligott has two new children's books out this fall. His new picture book is "Even Aliens Need Snacks" and was published by Walker and Co. in August. It is a follow-up to his popular picture book "Even Monsters Need Haircuts," which has been nominated for the 2012-2013 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award. Matt's new chapter book is called "Benjamin Franklinstein Meets Thomas Deadison" and is the third book in the series. The first book, "Benjamin Franklinstein LIVES!", was nominated for the 2012-2013 Texas Bluebonnet Award. You can learn more about Matt and his books at www.mattmcelligott.com.
1993
The Glass Academy, an art glass studio in Dearborn, MI co-owned by Michelle Plucinsky, featured its third annual "Hot Glass + Cold Beer" event on Aug. 2. The exhibition included live glassblowing demonstrations and beer tastings from local breweries. Last spring, Michelle presented a new glassblowing show, "WineGLASS," at the Academy, featuring a glass-blowing demonstration of custom goblets and stemware along with a tasting of Michigan wines.
Stacey L. Morris died Aug. 23, 2012.
1994
Chad and Darcia '95 Bowman have a son, Max, and a daughter, Paige. Chad is now a partner at Levine Sullivan Koch and Schultz law firm in Washington, DC.
1995
Samantha Henneke showcased her art work at the Sunrise Theater, Southern Pines, NC on May 4.
Emily (Bologna) Balcom and her husband Jeff relocated to Purchase, NY in January 2012. She is working at Purchase College, State University of New York as associate director of Residence Life. They welcomed a son, Nicholas Joseph, on April 18, 2012, joining their 4-year-old daughter, Hannah.
1996
Ian George showcased his artwork, which incorporates toy figures, glitter, and construction materials, at Zebu Forno Cafe in Morristown, NJ.
1997
Amanda Poole is developing and conducting a field school for graduate and undergraduate students to perform qualitative research on the impacts of Marcellus Shale in the area of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she is an assistant professor of anthropology.
Linda E. Spears died Nov. 12, 2011.
1998
Brandy Russell, a teacher at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN since 2005, was recognized as one of seven newly tenured faculty members on May 21.
1999
Jeff Kaller is now Head of School for the university programs at Steneby-School of Craft and Design and principal for the university preparatory and vocational courses at Stenebyskolan in Dais Langed (Sweden).
2001
Richard "Chip" Schrader was recently appointed director of Springvale Public Library in Springvale, Maine. He previously worked as head of the circulation department at Rice Library in Kittery, Maine.
2002
The Racine Art Museum in Racine, WI featured a sculpture by Cristina Cordova called "Tiempo sin Memoria (Time Without Memory)."
Michael A. Bono died March 17, 2012.
2003
A selection of Abby Berkson's wheel-thrown stoneware pieces are now on display at the Young Blood Gallery and Boutique in Atlanta, GA.
Danielle Johnson-Kutch became a vice president of mortgage policy at Bank of America, Washington, DC.
2004
Matthew Washington is now manager of special projects for The Durst Organization in New York City. He previously served as executive director for the nonprofit organization Friends of the High School Environmental Studies.
Christpoher Norton died Dec. 12, 2011.
Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources in Buffalo appointed Jax DeLuca as its executive director. She has worked for the agency since 2005 and served as director of programming since 2007. Jax was also named Best Curator by Buffalo Spree Magazine for her work at Squeaky Wheel.
Megan Phanthasy has been hired as the school psychologist in the Department of Student Services at St. Mary's (MD) County Public Schools. She was previously the school psychologist for Charles County Public Schools.
2005
Anna White recently exhibited 1,000 unique ceramic mugs for sale outside of her independently owned ceramics studio in Flemington, N.J. Anna opened her studio, Shade Tree Ceramics, in June 2011 and has since received national attention for her artwork.
2006
The Boltax Gallery Summer Project on Shelter Island, "Specimens and Artifacts," featured works by David Hicks. David is a ceramicist from North Carolina whi makes Impressionistic sculptures inspired by organic forms in the American landscape. The show included his "Still Lifes," wall sculptures of formed objects he ties together with wire or twine, and "Systems," other forms that can look like sea life or a strange forest discovery, which come from a connection the artist makes between the botanical world and his own existence.
2007
Jodi Andersen is a resident director at Alfred State College.
Tyler Dawkins and Emily Gannon have teamed up with two Virginia Commonwealth University graduates to launch Studio Two Three, an art studio in Richmond, VA for artists who need a workspace and can no longer use school facilities. The nonprofit studio rents out space and equipment as well as offering monthly free workshops to the public.
Sara Pruiksma joined the membership committee at Historic Albany (NY) Foundation and the board of directors/curator at Athens Cultural Art Center.
2008
Devin Loney is now working at IT Consulting in the SoHo section of Manhattan.
Jonathan Sirockman opened his first gallery show in Pittsburgh, PA, coordinated by the Society of Contemporary Craft.
Kyung-min Park presented a solo ceramic art show at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Atlanta, GA June 8-June 27.
Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band recently performed at several music festivals in and around Burlington, VA, including headline performances at the Block Party even at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival and The Precipice, a three-day festival featuring Vermont-based acts.
Kaitlin Lambert has been appointed assistant principal at Mitchell Elementary School, Bridgewater, MA. She has been an elementary school teacher for five years and has worked for the Teach for America program.
2009
Works by Jeffrey Miller and Thomas Schmidt were featured in an art exhibition titled "Recycled China" this July at Matthias Kuper Galleries in Beijing.
Julie B. (Gordon) Ohliger is an association manager at Association Development Group, Inc., Albany, NY, handling communications and conference planning.
2010
Gustavo Galvan presented a solo exhibit, titled "Shopping Bag Intricacies," at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Staten Island, NY. The exhibit featured a wardrobe of "wearable structures" fabricated from upcycled materials.
Jonathan Villegas's photography and other work were displayed in May at his graduate art show at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Jonathan describes the work as inspired by and an extension of his undergraduate work at Alfred University.
2011
Zach Grosser works as an Apple, Inc. creative. Apple creatives teach customers skills such as editing and sending emails at workshops and through one-on-one customer training.
Krystal Lord became a desktop IMAC Technician at Brite Computers in Victor, NY.
2012
Flannery O. Miller showcased a solo exhibition titled "Source" this summer at the Mercer County Community College (West Windsor, NJ) Gallery. The exhibition included a selection of large oil and acrylic paintings.