Hofstra Magazine

Class Notes – Spring 2005


Lillian S. Price (B.A.) of Pittsford, NY, is the editor of a quarterly publication written by and for residents at the Highlands of Pittsford, a senior living community, where she has lived for the past 10 years. She is also a representative on the Resident’s Council…


Edward Zendle (B.S.) of Pompano Beach, FL, is cruising the Panama Canal with his wife Florence to celebrate their 62nd year anniversary. Playing football for Hofstra back in 1938, Eddie was one of only two men in Dutch history to boot a three-pointer, leading Hofstra to victory…


George D. Benjamin (B.S.) is a retired senior vice president and director for Johnson & Higgins. He is a member of the Maritime Law Association, Vice Chair for the Board of Directors of the New York City Police Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Seamen’s Church Institute. The Seamen’s Church Institute, more than any other independent agency, has stood ready to address the ever-evolving needs of mariners…


Keith Bantz (B.A.) of Middle Island, NY, retired from public school teaching in June 2001, and from private medical practice in December 2004…. Michael Steinberg (B.A.) of Lansing, MI, is the founding editor of the nationally recognized literary journal Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, and a faculty member of the Stonecoast/University of Southern Maine low residency M.F.A. program in creative writing. His memoir, Still Pitching (Michigan State University Press), was chosen by ForeWord Magazine as the 2003 Small and Independent Press memoir/autobiography of the year…


Bryan K. Erickson (B.B.A.) of Venice, FL, is a private investigator/security officer since retiring after 16 years as a special agent for the state of Florida. He also counsels others on the challenges of big business management and self-employment…


Frank Gallo (B.A., M.S.Ed. ‘73) of Marina Del Rey, CA, is president of Calypso Consulting, a company providing human resource consulting to companies doing business in China. Frank commutes between his homes in Marina del Rey, California, and Beijing, PRC…. Anne Maron (B.A.) of Louisville, KY, retired after 15 years as a school counselor and 13 years as a school librarian, both at St. Francis School in Goshen, Kentucky. Anne has been active in the local Democratic Party, the N.A.A.C.P., the local Alliance Against Racist and Political Oppression, and is a member of the board of the Kentucky Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Anne’s husband, Melvin, is a professor of math and engineering science at the University of Louisville. They have two children, Daniel and Melanie…


Arthur Horowitz (B.A.) of Valencia, CA, is assistant professor of theatre and dance at Pomona College, located in Claremont, California. Arthur earned a Ph.D. in dramatic art from the University of California, Davis. He is currently researching the medieval Dance of Death and the contemporary performance history of Henrik Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt. Arthur is married to Carol Bixler, the producer of MacBeth (A Modern Ecstasy) currently playing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall’s REDCAT Theater…


Steven Richman (B.A.) of New York, NY, is music director and conductor of the Dvorak Festival Orchestra of New York. Steven conceived, researched, and produced “Fine and Dandy: Historic Concert of Music of Kay Swift and George Gershwin.” Steven collaborated with Miss Swift for his record-breaking 1987-89 Gershwin concert series at Lincoln Center…


Bob Altner (B.A.) of Boca Raton, FL, is vice president of United Group Programs in Boca Raton, Florida. He writes employee benefits contracts for large corporations, including medical, HSA, dental, disability, and Flex plans. Bob is married with two daughters…. Martin Press (B.B.A.) of Fort Lauderdale, FL, is chairman of the board of governors for Nova Southeastern University’s Shepherd Broad Law Center. A shareholder with Gunster Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. since 2001, Martin has been involved with the Shepherd Broad Law Center for more than 10 years and has sat on the board of governors for seven years. Martin, whose practice areas include federal, state and international tax law and estate planning, also served as an adjunct professor teaching a senior seminar on ethics…. Lynne Sherman (ALND) of New York, NY, is vice president of sales and product development at the Diane Gilman Company in New York, which is a women’s sportswear firm. Allen Zagoren (B.A.) of Clive, IA, is an adjunct lecturer for public health policy and management classes at Drake University. In 2004, Allen received his M.P.A. (public policy) from Drake University, and was appointed clinical professor of surgery and nutrition at Des Moines University.


Leslie Avener (B.A.) of West Hollywood, CA, has joined RGL – Forensic Accountants & Consultants offering forensic accounting and expert witness services for the Los Angeles office. Leslie has been involved in valuation and litigation support services for more than 20 years, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Society of Appraisers, and the Institute of Business Appraisers…


Joseph Tranchina (B.A.) of Greenwood Lake, NY, is an established pianist, composer, arranger and accompanist. He was recognized for the past seven years by ASCAP’s “Popular Music Award” for performances of original compositions and twice honored by the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts “Best of the Bronx” series with concert presentations of his original work. He has performed in the concert venues of Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Jazz Mobile, and toured abroad in Germany, Switzerland, Greece, and Japan…


David Bell (B.A.) of Hallstead, PA, retired from the Landsdale (PA) Police Department at the rank of sergeant in January 2005, after 25 years of service. He held positions of senior accident investigator and director of field training operations. This spring, David plans to travel the “old west” and the Rocky Mountains, from Mexico to Canada. …Brian Levy(B.A.) of Seaford, NY, retired from Verizon Communications in 1995. From 2000-2002, Brian was president of the Suburban Temple…


Lawrence J. Brennan (M.S.Ed.) of Garden City, NY, is acting Supreme Court justice of the New York State Supreme Court. Prior to his appointment, he had served as judge of the Nassau Family Court since 1997. Justice Brennan has been a special professor of law at Hofstra Law School since 1993, where he has taught “Advanced Trial Techniques: Expert Witnesses.” Justice Brennan was also a 2000 recipient of the George M. Estabrook Distinguished Alumni Award…Bob Schertzer(B.A., M.B.A. ’75) of Wilkes-Barre, PA, is a member of the Wilkes-Barre Township Lions Club, which recently concluded its annual White Cane Days community fundraiser. The Lions programs benefit the blind and visually impaired individuals. Bob also participates in Adopt-A-High-School, having already adopted three schools…


Christopher Albrecht (B.A.) of Hidden Hills, CA, was honored by Playwrights Horizons, an Off-Broadway, not-for-profit theater, at the annual High Standards Benefit. Christopher is chairman and chief executive officer of HBO and was honored for his many years in the arts and entertainment industry as well as his commitment to nurturing creativity and new ideas…. Peter E. Carter (M.S.Ed. ’74) of Parsippany, NJ, retired as superintendent of schools in Ringwood, NJ, after 34 years as a school administrator in three states. …Jules Haas (B.A.) of Forest Hills, NY, is a leading trust and estates attorney in New York. He was the featured guest on WHRU-Radio’s PLAN AHEAD program in November. Hosted by Sy Buckner, the show spotlights prominent people from the worlds of business, government, literature, and other arenas. Jules discussed the need for proper estate planning and the pitfalls that can result from inadequate planning…. Peter Tamburello (B.A., M.A. ’78) of Commack, NY, is the proud grandfather of Joseph Daniel and former Chronicle editor in chief….


Donald Axinn (M.A., H.N.D. ’91) of Jericho, NY, was featured by Daily News about the process of bringing his book Spin to movie theaters in an article on November 9. …Gerald A. Milsky (J.D.) of Richmond, VA, is a consultant at Macaulay & Burtch, P.C. Gerald recently left his position of 22 years as deputy insurance commissioner in Virginia to begin a government relations and compliance consulting practice with Macaulay & Burtch, P.C. in Richmond, Virginia…


Iris Miranda-Kirschner (B.A.) of Scott Air Force Base, IL, is the wing contracts attorney for Scott Air Force Base where she was named Civilian Employee of the Year for 2003. Her husband, Corey (B.A. ’79), is the director of Border Access Control Solutions for Unisys Corporation. He passed the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam in November. Iris and Corey retired from the United States Air Force in August 2001, after 24 years (Iris) and 20 years (Corey), each in the grade of lieutenant colonel…


Fay Hope Cusick (M.A.) has published a book of contemporary poetry. Whispers of Poetry: Light and Easy Poetry for Everyday People About Everyday Adventures has received enthusiastic notices…. Hallie Frazer (B.A.) of Berkeley, CA, is a bilingual legal secretary in a San Francisco immigration law office. Hallie directs theater in Berkeley and is getting back into performance. She is the vendor booth coordinator for the annual Indigenous Day Berkeley PowWow/Indian Market. …Salvatore F. Sodano (B.B.A., M.B.A. ’83) of Nissequogue, NY, was honored by Monsignor Thomas J. Hartman at “The Sixth Annual Tommy Awards” Dinner. Salvatore is chairman and chief executive officer of the American Stock Exchange…


Corey Kirschner (B.A.) of Scott Air Force Base, IL, is the director of Border Access Control Solutions for Unisys Corporation. He passed the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam in November. Corey’s wife, Iris Miranda-Kirschner (B.A. ‘77), is the wing contracts attorney for Scott Air Force Base where she was named Civilian Employee of the Year for 2003. Corey and Iris retired from the United States Air Force in August 2001, after 20 years (Corey) and 24 years (Iris), each in the grade of lieutenant colonel…. John D. Miller (B.B.A.) of Old Westbury, NY, was honored by Networking Magazine’s Fourth Annual David Awards as one of eight extraordinary men of achievement. The honorees are Renaissance men dedicated to their community, excelling in business or academics and accomplishing heroic and humanitarian acts…. Steve Taraborelli (M.B.A.) of Highlands Ranch, CO, has a search engine marketing patent filed by Sun Microsystems…


Rick Collins (B.A., J.D. ’84) of Carle Place, NY, was an invited speaker and panelist at a conference in Chicago on sports law and ethics titled “Winning at All Costs: Today’s Addiction”, featuring broadcaster Bob Costas as keynote speaker. A legal authority on performance enhancing drugs, Rick shared his views on doping issues in college sports…. Michael P. Nowakowski (M.B.A.) of Norfolk, VA, is the new commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Michael is the recipient of the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and various unit and service awards…


Doug Harvey (B.A.) of Rockwall, TX, is the author of “Dummy Free Life,” Selah Publishing 2004. He is a chaplain with the Dallas Police Department…. Thomas Karlya(B.A.) of Medford, NY, is the northeast development director of The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. He recently produced public service announcements for the Foundation with help from Ray Romano and Philip Rosenthal (B.F.A.), the creator and executive producer of “Everybody Loves Raymond”… Manny Vaz (B.S.Ed.) of Hicksville, NY, teaches physical education at Trinity Regional School and is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve…


Paul Brady (B.B.A.) of Wayland, MA, is president and chief operating officer at Mazu Networks in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also joined the board of directors of the company, which is the leading provider of “behavioral intrusion prevention systems.” The products protect networks by understanding network behavior and zooming in on and mitigating anomalous or unusual activity. …Alicia Evans (B.A.) of Westbury, NY, is vice president of Lippe Taylor, one of New York City’s most dynamic mainstream public relations agencies. Alicia is also the chapter president of the Black Public Relations Society of Greater New York. …Robert J. Mittel (B.B.A.) of Commack, NY, is president of the Independence Community Insurance Agency, a subsidiary of Independence Community Bank, an 18-billion-dollar bank with offices in New York and New Jersey.… Jeffrey L. Nash (J.D.) of Cherry Hill, NJ, is the recipient of the 2004 New Jersey Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award, presented to a business or community leader who supports scouting and demonstrates notable leadership and service to the community. Jeffrey practices in the subrogation and recovery group at Cozen O’Connor, is freeholder-director of Camden County and vice chairman of the Delaware River Port Authority, and was most recently honored as the New Jersey Elected Official of the Year by The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. …Frank Pigula (B.A.) of Concord, MA, is the clinical director of pediatric cardiac surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, and assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. Upon graduation from Hofstra, Frank attended medical school at the University of Vermont. He is now serving with the United States Army in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Frank is married with three children…


Rob Dodaro (B.B.A.) of Sayville, NY, is chief financial officer of J. D’Addario & Company, Inc., the world’s largest musical instrument string manufacturer. Rob resides in Sayville, NY, with his wife, Theresa, and their two children, Lauren and Scott…. Robert Spiotto (B.F.A.) of Sayville, NY, was featured in a September 26 story in the Long Island section of The New York Times regarding a one-man play he is performing about the life of Henry Clay Folger, who created the famous Shakespeare library in Washington. Robert is the artistic director of community arts programs at Hofstra University…


Francis Garbanzos (J.D.) of Hicksville, NY, was honored by the Catholic Women’s League for his work as a theologian (liberation theology) and educator (juvenile delinquents) on the double occasion of celebrating his 30 years’ ordination to the priesthood and the 75 years of his parents’ marriage. Father Francis Garbanzos is the only priest-attorney licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, District of Columbia, and Florida.… David R. Keller (M.B.A.) of Wilmington, MA, is a senior vice president for Bank of America’s Middle Market Division in Boston, MA. David provides customized financial solutions to privately and publicly owned companies with annual revenues of $100 million or less. …Louis J. Papa (B.S.) of Fairport, NY, is a recurring panelist on a new television program, the national PBS medical series “Second Opinion.” Louis is also one of 25 national winners of the American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Excellence in Medicine Award for physicians under 40 in 2003…David Rosenthal (B.A.) of Southwick, MA, is sales manager of WWLP-TV in Springfield, MA, the NBC affiliate for Western Massachusetts…


Rona Pollera (B.S.) of Manalapan, NJ, is the owner of Signature Designs by Rona, a stationery and personalized gift retailer. She resides with her husband, Dondi, and children Christopher, Alexandra, and Evan…


Rose Anasagasti (B.S.) of Southold, NY, was employed as a programmer/analyst since graduation, first at North Fork Bank’s Operations Center in Mattituck, New York, and then at TRW Steering Wheel Systems in Yaphank, New York. Rose is currently working at home for Friendship Dairies of Jericho, New York. Rose and her husband, Michael, have been married for 12 years and have two daughters, Ria and Gina, ages 9 and 6, respectively…. Leslie Campolongo (B.A.) of Rockville, CT, is director of development at Cornerstone Christian School, where she has worked since 1999. She is married with two children, Nick and Kristin…. Timothy Connors (B.B.A.) of West Sayville, NY, is an inductee of Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Class of 2005…Arlene Getman (B.A.) of Valley Village, CA, is director, talent relations, for Twentieth Century Fox Television in Los Angeles…Janice Koch (M.A.) of Roslyn Heights, NY, is professor of curriculum and teaching and director of the IDEAS Institute at Hofstra University. Janice was quoted in NSTA Reports in January for an article titled “Your Votes Needed for NSTA Board, Council Notes”. …Susan Martin (J.D.) of Massapequa Park, NY, is Professor of accounting, taxation and legal studies in business at Hofstra University. Susan was quoted in the September/October issue of Legal Affairs in an article about whether litigation finance companies help or pray upon poor plaintiffs who cannot afford to maintain their lawsuits against well-financed defendants…. Pamela J. Mastrota (B.A.) of Sea Cliff, NY, is an inductee of Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Class of 2005. …Stanislao G. Pugliese (B.A.) of Woodmere, NY, is professor of history at Hofstra University. He edited Frank Sinatra: History, Identity, and Italian American Culture. The book, which is based on a 1998 Hofstra Cultural Center conference, was published in October 2004 by Palgrave Macmillan…. Steven H. Wacher (B.B.A.) of Valley Stream, NY, is promoted to an oncology/urology pharmaceutical specialty representative at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals after working in their primary care division since September 2000…


Bruce Teichman (B.S., M.B.A. ’93) of Atlanta, GA, moved to Atlanta in 1994, when he started a computer services company. In 2000, he sold the firm to All Covered, a national IT services firm. Bruce currently operates the Atlanta office for All Covered. Bruce and his wife, Dayna, have been married for five years and they have a one-year-old daughter, Camryn…


Mi Yun Choi (M.S.) of Temple, TX, is director of geriatric clinical services at Scott and White Hospital. She was appointed to the new state Health and Human Services Council, serves as the medical director of the Weston Inn Nursing Home, is an assistant professor at Texas A&M’s College of Medicine, and is also a member of Scott and White’s Bioethics Committee. …Hilarie Cranmer (B.E.) of Roxbury, MA, received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1996, and her master’s degree in public health from Harvard School of Public Health in 2004. Previously, she played professional basketball in Austria for a year after college, and has worked as a doctor for brief periods in Kosovo, Tanzania, and Malawi…


Leslie Berkoff (J.D.) of Garden City, NY, is president of the board of directors for Long Island Women’s Agenda (LIWA). Leslie is a recent past chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s bankruptcy committee. She serves as the executive vice president for the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, and is an inductee of Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Class of 2005…. Missy Cohen (B.A.) is currently working on the film version of the Mel Brooks musical The Producers, which opens in December. …Jim Cusack (B.B.A., M.B.A. ’97) of Hempstead, NY, is a member of the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island… Pierre Mommers(B.A.) of Melbourne, FL, was elected president of Brevard County Legal Aid at the Annual Brevard County Pro Bono Awards and Recognition Gala presided over by The Honorable Vincent Torpy, Florida Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judge. Pierre continues his private practice with the firm of Mommers & Colombo, specializing in trusts and estates law. …John Pellitteri (B.B.A.) of Plainview, NY, is an inductee of Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Class of 2005…


Michael E. Arens (B.A.) of East Islip, NY, is an inductee of Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Class of 2005… Adam Auerhan(B.B.A.) of New York, NY, is active in real estate management/acquisitions in the New York Metro Area. Adam is vice president of Excel Bradshaw Management Group, LLC, which is actively engaged in management/operations of more than 5,000 multifamily units in the region…. Deb Cohen(B.A.) of New York, NY, is a New York State licensed massage therapist in Manhattan. In August 2004, she successfully completed her second Ironman Triatholon at Ironman Canada. She will also be racing at Ironman U.S.A. in Lake Placid this July, and will participate in her eighth New York City Marathon this Novembe .…James Fiore (B.A.) of Stony Brook, NY, is an inductee of Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Class of 2005… Pamela Schofield (M.S.Ed.) of Highland Mills, NY, is a vocational rehabilitation counselor for NYSED/VESID. She resides in Highland Mills, NY, with her husband, David. …Brian Uzzo (B.B.A.) is a firefighter/EMT for North Palm Beach Fire Rescue. Along with his wife, Francesca, and father, Robert, Brian owns and operates Sobrenity, an extended care facility for drug/alcohol addiction, located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Brian and Francesca have a daughter named Alyssa.…


David Braverman (B.A.) of Evanston, IL, opened a new office in Evanston for his software company, Inner Drive Technology. David and his fiancée, attorney Anne Sherry, recently moved to Evanston and are planning a July 2005 wedding…Luis Fernandez (B.S.) of Washington, DC, is an ecologist and international affairs specialist at the Office of International Affairs at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He specializes in tropical deforestation issues and United States – Mexico relations…


Oren Arieli (B.S.) of San Jose, CA, runs his own video store…Odolph Nathanial Wright(B.A.) of Brooklyn, NY, is a pastor worshipping at St. Marks Lutheran Church in Brooklyn…


Julie Baker (B.A.) of Boca Raton, FL, lives with her husband, Ken, and their 16-month-old son Cory. Julie works for a private Jewish Day School… Darren Romeo (ALND) of Las Vegas, NV, performed Siegfried and Roy’s “The Voice of Magic” at Hofstra University from September 24-26. Subsequently, he was featured on the cover of Newsday Part II on September 24 to highlight his East Coast debut. He was also interviewed in the Long Island section of The New York Times on September 19 and on the WLIW-TV program “Ticket” on September 15…Lee Warner (B.A.) of East Brunswick, NJ, is a regional sales manager at Pomerantz Staffing. His wife, Amy, is a senior recruiting manager at Johnson and Johnson…


Tiffany S. Powell (B.A.) of Bronx, NY, is a math coach for the Department of Education and is planning to pursue her doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on math education for next fall. She has two daughters, ages 10 and 3…. David Shore (B.A.) of New York, NY, works for Regional Shopping Mall on Long Island, and Westfield Shoppingtown South Shore in Bay Shore, New York, as a general manager…


Chenelle Blackman (B.A.) of Brooklyn, NY, was hired by TIAA-CREF to lead the company’s community relations programs for their Mid-Atlantic & Northeast regions…. Scott Sullivan (ALND) of Parkville, MD, is the assistant director of intramurals and assistant men’s lacrosse coach at Moravian College…


Fares Bouslama (B.A.) of Araina is the owner of Jade Real Estate Development in Tunisia, which he has been running for four years. Previously, he was employed by a Japanese multinational in New Jersey, working for the company in Parsippany, New Jersey, and Tokyo…. Scott M. Fetterman (M.B.A.) of New City, NY, is assistant controller of operations at Hertz Rent-a-Car. He is married with two children…David Lester (B.B.A.) of Morganville, NJ, is director of security and compliance at McGraw-Hill Companies. He has an 18-month-old daughter, Madelyn Jill Lester…Teresa Reinking (B.A.) of Chandler, AZ, is in her fourth year as a special education department head and resource math and reading teacher. She is also pursuing her doctorate in educational leadership. …Colleen Ruppert (B.A.) of Asbury, NJ, is an assistant prosecutor with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office in Union County, New Jersey. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall School of Law in 2002…


Fawad Gilani (M.B.A.) of Sands Point, NY, is on assignment in Pakistan as vice president, IT Group in Pakistan’s largest bank, and is part of the Bank Business Transformation Team. Gilani is married with two children…Jennifer Parenti (B.A.) of East Yaphank, NY, is earning her master’s degree at Adelphi University’s speech pathology program. She has two daughters, ages 5 and 3…


Christine Barrow (B.A.) of Brooklyn, NY, is pursuing a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Rutgers University. Christine received a master of arts in criminal justice from John Jay College…Nikhil Jain (B.B.A.) of New Delhi, India, works for his father’s business exporting roses and food items. He exports roses across the world and is setting up offices in London, England, and Almaty, Kazakhstan, with more underway. Before moving to India, he worked in an ad agency in Manhattan for three years…


Lynette Miller (B.A.) of Laurelton, NY, attended New York College of Podiatric Medicine after graduating from Hofstra. She is currently in a master’s program at New York University and will graduate in May.…


Andrea Silverstein Glaser (J.D.) of Maplewood, NY, is a litigation associate at Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. Andrea will practice in the firm’s commercial litigation department…Jason B. Gurdus (J.D.) of East Meadow, NY, is an associate at Rivkin Radler LLP in the Uniondale office of the Insurance & Coverage Litigation Practice Group. Jason concentrates his practice on insurance coverage, municipal liability, and civil rights matters and litigation. Prior to joining Rivkin Radler LLP, Jason was an associate with Miranda & Sokoloff, LLP. While at Hofstra Law School, Jason was an associate editor of the Hofstra Law Review and was published by the Hofstra Law Review in spring 2001.…Esamali Hamid (L.L.M.) of Queens Village, NY, is a fluent speaker of Arabic and is serving the United States in Iraq…. Beth Anne Jones (B.A.) works at MSNBC and is a competitive athlete, rowing in college and continuing after. She has won United States Nationals, the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, and placed in the top 5 percent at the Head of the Charles Regatta (Boston) two years in a row…Alison Lebed (B.B.A.) of Glenside, PA, is a business analyst at Commerce Bank in Mount Laurel, NJ. She is engaged to Jason Saylor and planning a May 2005 wedding…Darcy Smith (B.A.) of Newton, MA, received a master’s in education from Suffolk University in higher education administration and is an assistant director of residence life at Mount Ida College…


Tom Kessler (B.B.A.) of Hicksville, NY, is the new attack-man of the Long Island Lizards Lacrosse Team…Scott Miller (B.A.) of Oakland Gardens, NY, is chief executive officer of HoopItUpRecruiting.com, which is a brand new basketball reporting Web site…


Maliyka Muhammad (B.S.) of Elmont, NY, is a Medicaid service coordinator at OMRDD’s Brooklyn Development Disabilities Service Office…


Nicole Ramsey (B.A.) of New York, NY, is pursuing a master’s degree in psychology at City College of New York…

New Arrivals

Alessia Maria born to Tiziano (M.S. ’03) andMaria (Fontana) Carcone (B.S.Ed. ’96)

Ava and Matthew born to Michael and Tracy (Petrik) Cornette (B.B.A. ’93)

James Patrick born to James (B.B.A. ’91) andDiana (Bos) Daniels (B.A. ’93, M.S.Ed. ‘93)

Cole Tyler born to Tom (B.B.A. ’2000) andTara (Ragon) Edwards (B.B.A. ’2000)

Isabella Bea Fitzgerald born to John andMichelle (Buonocore) Fitzgerald (B.A. ’94)

Joseph Daniel born to Michael and Lori (Tamburello) Frank (B.A. ’2000)

David Jonathan born to Stacey and Jason Gay (B.A. ’98)

Alyssa Brooke born to Paul (M.B.A. ’96) andLori (Rosen) Herman (B.B.A. ’93)

Jessica Faith born to David (J.D.’96) andJeanine R. (Mendola) Holland (B.B.A. ’93, M.S.Ed. ’96)

Grace Eliana born to Andrea Greenblatt andS. Scott Lessig (B.A. ’89)

Anthony IV born to Anthony and Gayle (Meinkes) Lumia (M.A. ’94, M.S.Ed. ’95)

Sheridan Nicole born to Brian and Lisa (Fischer) Macon (B.S. ’91)

Isabelle Sage born to Joseph and Jessica (Rufrano) Ondrush (B.B.A. ’95)

Samantha Abigail born to Craig and Tammy (Mofshin) Shapiro (B.A. ’95)

Nathanial born to Drew (B.B.A. ’94) andDarcey (Cirillo) Shinick (B.B.A. ’97)

Christopher Charles born to Charles andCristina (Muro) Soldano (B.B.A. ’94)

Nicholas Robert born to Ingrid and Bob Spiotto (B.F.A. ’84)

Thomas John III born to T.J. and Maura (Mendola) Sullivan (M.A. ’98)

Kailynn Elizabeth Sullivan born to Kimberly and Scott Sullivan (ALND ’96)

Ella Maeve born to Andrew and Rachel (Frank) Tuomey (B.A. ’96)

Aaron Chase born to Lee (B.A. ’94) and Amy (Cole) Warner (B.B.A. ’96)

Matthew David born to Christopher andNancy (Clemente) Zimmer (B.A. ’96)


David Berez (B.A. ’97) and Stephanie Foster

Laura Bihuniak (B.B.A. ’90) and Christopher M. Kennedy

Kim Cassell (B.B.A. ’94) and Robert McGuire

Sara Hollander (B.A. ’98) and Daniel Jay Birnbaum

Claudia L. Mancia (B.A. ’92) and Anthony J. Parone (FRND)

Linda S. Montero (B.A. ’62, M.S.Ed. ’70) andRobert L. Wagner (B.S.Ed. ’61)

Sarah Price (B.A. ’98) and Brian Berkowitz

Juliet Roscigno (B.A. ’98) and Krzysztof Filipkowski (B.B.A. ’99)

Lauren Sullivan (B.A. ’97) and Michael Coyne

Jennifer Thomas (B.A. ’99) and Chris Carscadden

Allison Weiss (J.D. ’95) and William O’Brien

Jeannie-Marie Werner (B.A. ’97, M.S.Ed. ’02) and Christopher Dunkel

Rachel Wonderlich (B.S. ’02) and Anthony Marino (B.S. ’97, M.S. ’01)

Brandi York (B.S. ’96) and Jeffrey Stratton

In Memoriam

Gale M. Anziano (B.A. ’66, M.S.Ed. ’69)

Robert W. Barker (B.B.A. ’65)

Janet H. Brown (ALND)

Henry L. Dubocq (B.S. ’64)

William Eckhoff (B.A. ’51, M.S.Ed. ’52)

Cheryl R. Gray (M.S.Ed. ’86, CERT ’00)

Roberta Hahn Horton (B.A. ’56)

George David Jacobsen (B.S. ’62)

Judith A. Johnson (B.A. ’64)

Katherine E. (Schwarz) Keough (M.S.Ed. ’71)

Frank Klein (B.A. ’75)

Theodore J. Kosens (B.A. ’66, M.S.Ed. ’75)

John Kroft (B.A. ’78)

John Donald Leonard (B.B.A. ’55)

Kathleen Von Elm Magee (B.A. ’45)

Mary (Bazuk) Major (B.A. ’75, M.S.Ed. ’79)

Marion Ruth McNab (B.A. ’41)

Prague Max Memnon (M.A. ’2001)

Eileen G. (O’Keefe) Mulvaney (Ed.D. ’88)

Mark Myers (B.B.A. ’88)

Gerald Narkiewicz (B.A. ’67)

Julian K. Onsrud (M.S.Ed. ’77)

Karyn Reynolds (B.S.Ed. ’65, M.B.A. ’77)

Billy C. Rover (B.A. ’69)

Dorothy Beth Ruettgers (M.A. ’72)

Joan L. Schroeder (M.S.Ed. ’71)

Edward Silver (H.N.D. ’89)

Margaret Malley Sullivan (P.D. ’81)

Arthur Sussman (B.A. ’61, M.S.Ed. ’62)

Walter Anthony Trenkle (B.A. ’49)

Angela Vecchione (B.A. ’43, M.S.Ed. ’56)

Lawrence L. Veprovsky (B.A. ’59)

Owen E. Wildberger (B.A. ’52, M.S.Ed. ’61)

Joseph Arthur Yanuchi (B.A. ’52)

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