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Classnotes from the 1970's

Carolyn Giambra, M.L.S. 1970 & B.A. 1968, a library media specialist and administrative assistant for the Williamsville Central School District in Williamsville, NY, is vice president/president-elect of the New York Library Association (NYLA) School Library Media Section.

Norma A. Howard, B.A. 1970, teaches learning-disabled children in the New Rochelle, NY school system, where she has worked for 25 years.

David R. Liddle, B.A. 1970, of Niagara Falls, NY, is executive director of alternative delivery systems for Independent Health in Williamsville.

Susan Whitbourne O'Brien, B.A. 1970, a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, has published seven books and 70 chapters, along with articles on the psychology of aging and adult development. She received the 1995 College Teaching Award and was elected president of the American Psychology Association for the 1994-1995 term.

Eileen S. Silvers, B.A. 1970, of Chappaqua, NY, was appointed vice president of taxes at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in New York City. Her new duties include supervising tax planning and reporting functions for the company's operations worldwide.

Jack E. Wagner, B.S. 1970, of Buffalo, was appointed senior vice president and general manager of Calspan's Advanced Technology Center, a division of Space Industries International Inc.

Linda Cohen-Powers, B.A. 1971, administrative manager of pediatrics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, serves on the board of directors of the New York Association of Ambulatory Care.

Charles Hennig, B.A. 1971, professor of psychology and chair of the department of psychology at McMurry University in Abilene, TX, has been selected for inclusion in the upcoming 24th edition of Marquis' Who's Who in the South and Southwest.

George J. Stock, Ed.M. 1971, a social studies teacher, has worked at Kenmore West Senior High School in the Kenmore- Tonawanda School District, for 37 years. He has also coached football for 10 years and baseball for 31 years.

David A. Vincent, M.S. 1971, is president of Management Consulting & Service in Remsen, NY.

Gerald Brittle, M.A. 1972, was named to the Virginia Board of Art and Architecture by Gov. George Allen.

Thomas E. Diegelman, B.S. 1972, is project manager for the shuttle mission trainer facility upgrade at the National Aerospace and Science Administration in Houston, TX.

Tom Kay, B.S. 1972, of Sarasota, FL, is the director of information systems for the Sarasota County Property Appraiser's Office.

Ron Leta, B.S. 1972, of Chesapeake, VA, is supervisor for Hull, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering at the Office of the Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, U.S. Navy.

Judith M. Marks, Ed.M. 1972 & B.A. 1969, is president-elect of the Dekalb School Counselors Association in Chamblee, GA.

John C. Spitzmiller, J.D. 1972, a partner in the Buffalo law firm of Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber, has been named chair of the New York State Bar Association's 4,900-member trusts and estates law section.

Marylou K. Stengel, B.A. 1972, is the business manager of the department of entomology at the College of Agriculture, University of Arizona, Tucson.

Thea A. Schwich Streufert, Ed.M. 1972, has retired after 21 years of teaching elementary school in Williamsville, NY.

Daniel L. Ward, J.D. 1972, former Amherst town supervisor, is a partner in the Williamsville, NY law firm of Ward, Brenon & DiVita.

Gary L. Diem, B.S. 1973, of Orchard Park, NY, is president of Diem & Buerger Agency Inc., a property and casualty insurance agency and a member of the board of directors of the Professional Insurance Agents of New York.

Arthur C. Sgalia, M.D. 1973, has been appointed chief of internal medicine at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island. He will continue to have a private practice in internal medicine and cardiology.

Clifford Stoll, B.A. 1973, of Oakland, CA, author of Silicon Snake Oil-Second Thoughts on the Information Highway, wrote an article in the Feb. 27, 1995 issue of Newsweek, entitled "The Internet? Bah!/Hype Alert: Why cyberspace isn't, and will never be, nirvana."

Renee Bennett Tone, B.A. 1973, is a museum educator at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park, NY and a folk artist who sells her paintings in galleries and shops.

Patrice Hamilton-Stacey, B.S. 1974, social services supervisor for the Community Action Agency of Erie County Inc., Buffalo, received the Community Action Lifetime Achievement Award.

Joseph Lubiner, M.A. 1974 & B.A. 1972, of East Greenwich, CT, was appointed senior vice president of strategic planning for Lifespan, a developing health-care system based in Providence, RI.

Mary Collins Demske, B.A. 1975, is president and chief executive officer of Niagara Investment Advisors. The newly-formed firm represents a unique partnership between a minority shareholder, Wall Street's Fahnestock & Co. and a Buffalo investment advisory enterprise.

Daniel J. Farrell, M.S. 1975, has been promoted to superintendent of the technology department at Bethlehem Steel's Burns Harbor Division in Chesterton, IN.

Beverly Foit-Albert, M.A. 1975, president of Buffalo's Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying P.C., presented her research on the reuse of religious buildings at the 48th National Preservation Conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Boston.

Charles Jacobs, J.D. 1975, was named chairman of the Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle policy committee where he concentrates his law practice on mergers and acquisitions along with general corporate and health-care matters.

Judith Mayne, Ph.D. 1975, Ph.D. 1975 & M.A. 1972, professor of French and women's studies at Ohio State University, is the author of Directed by Dorothy Arzner, the first full-length study of the only female Hollywood director whose career spanned three decades.

Joseph J. Poveromo, Ph.D. 1975 & M.S. 1972, director of Technology-International for Quebec Cartier Mining Company, has been elected a Distinguished Member of the Iron & Steel Society of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.

Jay W. Proud, M.S. 1975, a lab supervisor at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Ronceverte, WV, received a scholarship from the Clinical Laboratory Management Association.

Howard A. Rosenberg, Ph.D. 1975, an adjunct professor in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences at Purdue University, has been appointed vice president of commercial planning in the reorganization of sales and marketing functions for Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, the business unit of a research-based company in Wilmington, DE.

Susan Sherer, M.S. 1975, has been granted tenure at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. She is a specialist in software risk assessment and the author of Software Failure Risk: Measurement and Management.

Anthony Bannon, M.A. 1976, director of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center since 1985, has been named assistant vice president for the newly-created Office of Cultural Affairs at Buffalo State College.

Jay A. Black, B.A. 1976, recently completed operations off the coast of Haiti on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, USS America.

Pasquale V. Bochiechio, D.D.S. 1976, a self-employed dentist, has relocated his general dentistry practice to Tonawanda, NY.

James N. Cirrito, Jr., B.A. 1976, a former union activist, is currently seeking a job with the AFL-CIO in Washington, DC.

Joe Curatolo, B.S. 1976, of Williamsville, NY, president of Georgetown Capital Group Inc., has been chosen by Putnam Mutual Funds for membership in the Golden State Council, which recognizes top investment specialists nationwide.

Sharon Mandziak-Hendry, B.F.A. 1976, a computer graphics instructor at Houston Community College, is a candidate for a master's degree from the University of Houston, TX, and also does freelance work.

Kathleen F. McKnown, B.A. 1976, of Sarasota, FL, has been promoted to branch manager after 13 years with Fidelity Investments.

Maryann C. Russo, B.S. 1976, owns and directs a private office physical therapy outpatient facility in Northern Westchester County, NY.

David P. Shattuck, B.S. 1976, of Houston, TX, is associate dean for undergraduate programs at the University of Houston's College of Engineering and an associate professor of electrical engineering.

Cheryl Brutvan, B.A. 1977, a curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, organized the recent exhibition, The Paintings of Sylvia Plimack.

James Cathcart, B.S. 1977, of Huntington Beach, CA, is one of the founding partners of an engineering firm specializing in the treatment of water/wastewater and industrial waste.

Barbara Gordon, Ed.M. 1977, director of the writing program at Elon College in Piedmont, NC, has been promoted to associate professor of English.

Roger Hamman, B.S. 1977, was appointed business manager for Flat Glass, the glass division of Cerdec Corporation Drakenfeld Products in Washington, PA.

David J. Morgan, B.S. 1977, is an associate at Remediation Technologies, an environmental consulting firm in Pittsburgh, PA.

Denise Z. Rivers, M.A. 1977, is assistant grants coordinator in the Office of Buffalo Mayor Anthony Masiello.

Maury Zeplowitz, B.A. 1977, of East Amherst, NY, is chief executive officer of the Caton-Hendler Decorating Center in Kenmore, and a licensed real estate broker in commercial real estate.

Steven J. Brower, M.D. 1978 & B.A. 1974, associate professor of surgery and neoplastic diseases and chief of the division of surgical oncology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City, received a 1994 Faculty Achievement Award.

Michael A. Domaratz, B.A. 1978, a cartographer for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior, in Reston, VA, received a Meritorious Service Award for his contributions in the fields of digital cartography and interagency coordination for the USGS.

Steven Giannas, B.S. 1978, director of engineering at Orbital Sciences Corp. in Germantown, MD, manages the corporation's Technology & Information Systems Engineering Group.

Mark W. Richman, B.S. 1978, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the Worcester (MA) Polytechnic Institute, has received the Morgan Worcester Distinguished Instructorship.

Anthony Dioguardi, B.A. 1979, has been promoted to assistant clinical professor of dental surgery at Yale University School of Medicine.


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