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Angelo F. Coniglio, M.S. 1970 & B.S. 1961, of Amherst N.Y., adjunct professor in civil engineering at UB, has been named to a one-year appointment as chief of the engineering/planning division for the Buffalo District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Scot E. Moss, M.A. 1970 & B.A. 1968, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin- Madison Medical School has received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research.

David Bunch, B.A. 1971, is a probation officer and child protection worker for the Erie County Probation Department in Buffalo.

Paul Greninger, B.S. 1971, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., published his first paper, "Quasi-Three-Dimensional Perturbation Technique, Including Dielectrics for T.W.T.'s," in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 1994: vol. ED-41.

Richard J. Grodner, B.A. 1971, is an attorney working in Albuquerque, N.M.

Andrew D. Hahn, B.A. 1971, of Cooper City, Fla., is the senior vice president and area executive of South Broward Commercial Banking Group.

Richard John Kryscio, Ph.D. 1971, professor and chairman of the statistics department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., has been named a fellow of the American Statistics Association.

Barry Sandak, B.S. 1971, of Staten Island, was recently promoted to borough manager for the New York City Housing Authority, Bronx management department.

Gary Wachter, B.A. 1971, of Brooklyn, is president of Gary Wachter Editorial, where he edits television commercials and informational videos.

Bernadette E. Corcoran, Ed.M. 1972, was elected to a two-year national office in the American School Counselor Association. She is currently serving as the acting director of guidance and counseling services for the Buffalo Public School System and is past president of the New York State School Counselor Association.

Gail L. Dener, B.S. 1972, a pharmacist at the Veterans Hospital in Fort Howard, Md., completed a certification program to become a certified consultant pharmacist specializing in geriatrics.

Jennifer Washington Dewese, Ed.M. 1972, has been promoted to principal of Great Falls Middle School, S.C., after teaching there for 23 years.

Michael D. Garz, B.A. 1972, is a shareholder of Susan Maxman Architects in Philadelphia. The firm has recently become a professional corporation.

Howard Weiss, B.S. 1972, of Oakland, Calif., was promoted to partner at Anshen & Allen Architects, where he is responsible for marketing and human resources.

Alberto O. Cappas, B.A. 1973, of Buffalo, will be publishing his second book of poems, Disintegration of the Puerto Ricans, in 1996. He was the recipient of the "Keepers of Our Culture" Award for Literature from the New York State Hispanic Heritage Month Committee.

Victoria L. D'Angelo, B.A. 1973, was reelected as village justice of Williamsville, N.Y., where she also maintains a law office concentrating in wills, estates and real estate.

James S. Marks, M.D. 1973, of Atlanta, Ga., has been named the director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. He previously served as state epidemiologist for Connecticut and epidemic intelligence service officer for the Ohio Department of Health.

Cary Bayer, B.A. 1974, business consultant and seminar leader, is the author of The Prosperity Aerobics (Heaven on Earth Publishing, Woodstock, N.Y.). The book, which grew out of Bayer's money workshops, offers tips for achieving "a balance between inner satisfaction and outer comfort." Bayer, who received his UB English degree summa cum laude, is the author of two humor books, The Short Report: Good News for Guys 5'7" & Under and Fire Island Fried: An Irreverent Guide to an Irreverent Island. His public relations firm, Bayer Communications, has offices in Woodstock, Manhattan, and Venice, Ca.

Anne Flescher, B.A. 1974, of Lawrence, Kan., is a partner and coowner of Caption Services, a provider of video and real-time captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

Jane F. Griffin, Ph.D. 1974, was elected treasurer of the American Crystallographic Association. She is currently an associate research director and head of the molecular biophysics department of the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute in Buffalo.

Andrew Schneider, B.A. 1974, of Reston, Va., is a product, project and sales support manager in a software engineering firm for advanced object-oriented development environments that increase software productivity.

Chris Snodgrass, Ph.D. 1974 & M.A. 1972, teaches in the department of English at the University of Florida. He recently authored Aubrey Beardsley, Dandy of the Grotesque in which he analyzes Beardsley's caricatures of Victorian culture.

John Wallace, B.S. 1974, a specialist in geoenvi- ronmental engineering, has been appointed general manager of Dames & Moore, international engineering and environmental consultants, Northern Rocky Mountain division.

Gary M. Yarkony, B.A. 1974, of Lake Forest, Ill., is chief of rehabilitation services and clinical professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation medicine, the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Kenneth Graber, J.D. 1975 & B.A. 1972, of Lancaster, N.Y., is an administrative law judge for the New York State Board of Parole.

Marilou T. Jarvis, Ph.D. 1975 & B.A. 1965, is vice president of finance and administration at the Desert Research Institute of the University of Nevada, Reno. She is the former associate vice president of university relations at UB.

Tina L. Joffe, M.Ed. 1975, was recently elected secretary of the national board of directors of the Supervised Visitation Network, a nonprofit organization that develops and monitors standards for practice in the provision of supervised visitation for children of divorce in the Buffalo area.

David J. Norton, B.A. 1975, of West Hartford, Conn., received a master's degree in counseling from St. Joseph's College and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Carol Numrich, B.A. 1975, of Stamford, Conn., is an assistant professor at the Teachers College of Columbia University. She published three textbooks for students learning English as a second language, in cooperation with National Public Radio.

Sheldon Scheinert, B.A. 1975, is practicing gastroenterology in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He received his M.D. in 1980 from the University of Louisville. He and his wife, Susan, have three children, Jocelyn, 13, Lawrence, 12, and Gregg, 8.

Elissa Schwartz, B.A. 1975, of Brooklyn, opened Graphic Design Direct. Her firm offers graphic design and consulting services to businesses, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

Scott Simon, B.A. 1975, of San Jose, Calif., owns a vocational rehabilitation counseling and consulting firm. The firm specializes in evaluating and providing expert testimony on industrial injuries, personal injuries and employment discrimination.

Joseph Curatolo, B.S. 1976, president of Georgetown Capital Group Inc., an independent financial consulting company in Williamsville, N.Y., received the 1995 President's Award from Oppenheimer Fund Distributors.

Earl Jackson Jr., B.A. 1976, associate professor of Japanese literature at the University of California-Santa Cruz, is the author of Strategies of Deviance: Studies in Gay Male Representation, published by the Indiana University Press in August 1995.

Azuwuike Owunwanne, Ph.D. 1976, professor and chairman of the department of nuclear medicine at Kuwait University, coauthored The Handbook of Radio- pharmaceuticals, published by Chapman and Hall Medical Press, London, in 1995.

Robert T. Price, B.F.A. 1976, of Amherst, N.Y., operates his own design and advertising firm specializing in computer-generated communications and advertising, including multimedia and World Wide Web page design.

Rick Starkman, B.A. 1976, of Leucadia, Calif., owns a commercial photography studio specializing in digital illustration.

Jeffrey Wernick, M.S.W. 1976, attended the New England School of Acupuncture and became a licensed acupuncturist as well as a licensed independent clinical social worker. He has a private practice in the Boston area specializing in treatment alternatives for pain, stress and mental disorders.

Diane Chiu, B.S. 1977, has been promoted to controller at Seven Counties Services Inc. in Louisville, Ken- tucky's largest comprehensive mental health center.

David C. Lovetro, M.S. 1977 & B.S. 1975, is manager of the applications engineering, technology and specialty peroxides division of Eka Nobel Inc. in Marietta, Ga.

Mary Ellen Shaughnessy, Ph.D. 1977, is an associate professor and mentor at SUNY-Empire State College in Olean, N.Y.

Dinah F. B. Cohen, M.S. 1978, of Burke, Va., is the director of the computer and electronic accommodations program for the Department of Defense. She received the "Federal 100" award from Federal Computer Week for her impact on computer systems in the federal government.

Christopher J. Lennon, B.A. 1978, is a senior marketing representative for IBM in Cary, N.C.

Sue Ann Nelson, J.D. 1978, of Minneapolis, Minn., was recently named a "leading attorney" as a result of a statewide survey of lawyers conducted by the publisher of Guidebooks to Law & Leading Attorneys. Her tax litigation practice focuses on counseling corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts and individuals on federal and state tax issues.

John J. Polka Jr., B.S. 1978, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., founded Polka Engineering, a partnership providing municipal, commercial and residential engineering services.

Covia L. Stanley, M.D. 1978, was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Air Force. She is the acting director of the Virginia Department of Health in Richmond, Va.

Sharon Sue Dittmar, Ph.D. 1979, M.S. 1973 & B.S. 1968, was promoted to full professor in the UB School of Nursing. She was also chosen as the New York State Legislature's 1995 Western New York Regional Nurse of Distinction and received the 1995 Ruth T. McGrorey Award for leadership in nursing from the Professional Nurses Association of Western New York.

Kay E. Fiegl-Bock, B.A. 1979, of Riverdale, N.Y., is a law student at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, N.J.

Jeffrey G. Straus, B.A. 1979, of Metairie, La., is the director of surgery at the Straus Eye Center. He was awarded a patent for the instrument and technique used to administer local anesthesia during eye surgery.

Sarah A. Wilson, M.S. 1979 & B.S. 1964, is on the faculty of Marquette University College of Nursing in Milwaukee.