Richard J. Barnes, J.D. 1980, of Orchard Park, N.Y., is an attorney for the Police Benevolent Association and a partner in the offices of Morris, Cantor & Barnes.
Stuart P. Gelberg, J.D. 1980, of Garden City, N.Y., is a partner with the law firm of Fischoff, Gelberg & Director.
Scott H. Kovel, B.A. 1980, is a certified public accountant and director of finance at Associated Healthcare Systems in Buffalo.
Mark Malamut, B.A. 1980, of Laguna Niguel, Calif., is the CEO of Breakthrough Solutions Inc., a software company.
David Mercin, B.A. 1980, of Studio City, Calif., is the administrator of creative advertising for the motion picture group of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Stephen Nowaczyk, B.S. 1980, of Brockport, N.Y., has been promoted to director of corporate accounting, reporting and analysis at Curtice Burns Foods.
Mel E. Passarelli, M.B.A. 1980 & B.A. 1978, was appointed vice president of The Experts Consulting Group, an international technology, legal and management consulting services corporation in Boston.
Robert A. Roth, B.S. 1980, of Amarillo, Texas, recently received a master's of science degree in civil engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University.
Donald F. Sabo, Ph.D. 1980, Ed.M. 1971 & B.A. 1969, professor of sociology at D'Youville College, Buffalo, was named to the executive board of the Women's Sports Foundation. He is the author of Sports, Violence and Power in Sports: Rethinking Masculinity.
Peter Talty, M.S. 1980 & B.S. 1970, was promoted to full professor of occupational therapy and received the professor of the year award from Keuka College in Keuka Park, N.Y.
John E. Thur, B.S. 1980, of Tonawanda, N.Y., was appointed to vice president of Key Bank's affiliate, Key Trust Company.
Robert E. Wilder, B.S. 1980, of Paramount, Calif., is assistant vice president of Steve Doring Services of America, a maritime industry. His responsibilities include domestic and international travel to negotiate contracts and market services.
Marsha Alent-Harrison, B.S. 1981, a nurse anesthetist, was honored for teaching excellence by students at Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia in Philadelphia.
Joseph A. Dunn, Ph.D. 1981 & B.S. 1975, is the inventor and developer of Pepper-Treat Pepper-Coated Wild Bird Food, soon to be distributed nationally by Squirrel Free Inc. of Amherst, N.Y. The patented technology can be applied to bird food products that will attract birds exclusively to backyard bird feeding habitats.
Glenn D. Hall, B.A. 1981, is a senior vice president in the institutional fixed income sales and trading department of Lehman Brothers, the investment banking firm, in New York City.
Kung C. Liu, Ph.D. 1981, of Rochester, Mich., is a research engineer at Electronic Data Systems Research and Development. He received the "Outstanding Chapter Involvement Award" and was elected to treasurer of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Southeastern Michigan section.
Mary Ann Malamut, B.A. 1981, volunteers for the PTA homeowner's association and for the public library in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Dave Penzell, B.S. 1981, has recently joined the McNichols Group in Advertising of Lake Bluff, Ill., as vice president of strategic development. He was previously a senior account executive with the Leo Burnett Co. of Chicago.
Lucy Ashbrook Sloan, M.S. 1981, is a senior occupational therapist at the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia and volunteers as a darkroom monitor at UB's Creative Craft Center.
Donald Taylor, B.S. 1981, chief financial officer at Cadaret, Grant and Co., a securities broker in Syracuse, was recently promoted to vice president.
Karen M. Kemp, M.B.A. 1982 & B.S. 1980, has been promoted to senior vice president of administration at Fisher-Price Inc. in East Aurora, N.Y., where she will be responsible for human resources, facilities, risk management, travel services, and corporate communications. A leading manufacturer of toys and children's products, Fisher-Price is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel Inc.
Michael A. Miller, B.S. 1982, of Oceanside, Calif., obtained a master's degree in marine biology from the University of California.
Lynn A. Clarke, J.D. 1983, of Orchard Park, N.Y., had a private law practice and is now a law clerk to New York State Supreme Court Justice John A. Michalek. She is also a professional vocalist with local bands and orchestras.
Joseph A. Cook, B.S. 1983, received a master's degree in business administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a CPA and a captain in the Army Reserves.
Robert C. Ferrara, B.S. 1983, received a master's degree in business administration from Pennsylvania State University in 1985. He is vice president of Atlantic Fluid Power, which distributes and manufactures motion control equipment.
Seth Goodchild, B.A. 1983, of Glen Ridge, N.J., was named a partner in the New York City office of Ross & Hardies Attorneys.
Richard M. Morgan, B.A. 1983, received a reactor operator's license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for Niagara Mohawk's Nine Mile Point Unit 1 Nuclear Station in Oswego, N.Y.
Kymberly Pool, M.S.W. 1983 & B.A. 1981, is a technical assistant specialist at Child Development Resources in Norge, Va., and has traveled to Estonia to do similar work. She is attending Norfolk State University's first doctoral program in social work.
Gail Schneider, B.S. 1983, recently served as a member of a NASA consulting group working in Russia during the Space Shuttle Mission that rendezvoused with the Russian Space Station Mir.
Robert M. Yacynych, B.S. 1983, recently completed his emergency medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash.
Miltiadis Hatalis, M.S. 1984, has been promoted from associate to full professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.
Gary G. Koster, B.S. 1984, of Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y., has joined Arthur Anderson LLP as a partner in the real estate service group.
Michael Mahan, B.A. 1984, of Amityville, N.Y., is vice president of information systems at Dolly Madison Ice Cream and is currently redesigning the entire computer network of Calip Dairies.
Ernest G. Neve, B.S. 1984, of Norriston, Pa., is president of Neve & Company P.C., a firm specializing in microcomputer consulting and representation before the IRS.
Carl E. Kettler, B.S. 1985, has accepted a new position as a technical instructor for Bay Networks, computer equipment manufacturers, and teaches at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Ill.
Margaret Lynch, Ed.M. 1985, of Hamburg, N.Y., published "What to do when the patient doesn't speak English" in the Journal of Practical Nursing. She is a licensed practical nurse at the Erie County Medical Center.
Meghan M. McQuestion, B.S. 1985, of Buffalo, has been promoted to vice president of Key Bank. She is also serving as president of the American Institute of Banking board of directors.
Charlene L. Thompson, B.A. 1985, of Buffalo, received a master's of divinity degree from the Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va.
Alberto Manuel Benitez, J.D. 1986, was named assistant professor of clinical practice at Chicago Kent College of Law. He limits his practice and teaching to immigration law.
Mark Bennet, B.A. 1986, of North Tonawanda, N.Y., is a registered representative for the New England Insurance and Investment Firm.
Lawrence M. Filipski, M.B.A. 1986 & B.S. 1978, opened an accounting and management consulting practice in Williamsville, N.Y. that provides services for smaller businesses.
Beryl Rosenthal, Ph.D. 1986, has been appointed acting director of the St. Louis Science Center's program development department. She will work on conceptual development and planning of new exhibits.
Marc Shapses, B.S. 1986, of New York City, is a managing director for the commercial real estate firm of Julien Studley Inc.
Lynette M. Stark, M.A. 1986 & B.A. 1983, of Voorheesville, N.Y., is senior program associate covering environmental, agricultural, park and energy issues for the administration of Gov. George Pataki.
Franco S. De Liguori, B.S. 1987, is a patent attorney with Adams & Wilks in New York City.
Maxie Jones, B.A. 1987, teaches English and is a student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, working toward a master's degree in education.
Mary Ann Keary Kull, M.L.S. 1987, is a school media specialist at East Aurora High School, East Aurora, N.Y.
Luigi Marcantonio, M.Arch. 1987, is a partner with Macdonald & Zuberec Architects in St. Catharines, Ont.
Patrick D. Twiss, B.A. 1987, was promoted from department manager to manager of Bed, Bath and Beyond in Gaithersburg, Md.
Rachel A. Adonis, B.S. 1988, was appointed to area manager for the western district branch offices of Rochester Community Savings Bank.
Albert J. Galatan, B.A. 1988, of Woodside, N.Y., has joined the law firm of Speyer & Perlberg.
Patrick Klinek, B.A. 1988, writes: "After UB, I entered the University of California-Berkeley Graduate School of Linguistics but dropped out after one semester because I was broke and disenchanted. I landed a job as a copywriter at a department store in San Francisco, lived in California for another five years and then moved back to Buffalo in 1993. I now work as a copywriter at The Buffalo News, where I continue to explore the meaning of meaning."
Robert S. Kull, M.S. 1988, is a general dentist with an office in West Seneca, N.Y., concentrating in temporomandibular joint disfunction.
Richard Siegel, B.S. 1988, earned his professional engineer's license and is an acting quality manager at G.E. Manufacturers in Erie, Pa.
Christopher A. Taylor, B.A. 1988, received the Navy Air Medal while serving with the Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Two based at Naval Station Rota in Spain. He was honored for his actions as the naval flight officer of the EP-3E Orion aircraft during humanitarian operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Laura Tent, B.A. 1988, is a freelance photographer in Buffalo, concentrating in architectural photography and portraiture.
Steven Yucht, M.S. 1988 & B.A. 1987, of Huntington Woods, Mich., completed his emergency medicine residency at the Detroit Medical Center, where he was a chief resident. He has also been awarded a fellowship for his work in toxicology.
Michael S. DiDuro, M.B.A. 1989 & B.S. 1983, of Buffalo, was appointed vice president of Calspan Advanced Technology Center Aerospace Research and Test Group.
Lisa M. Florczak, B.S. 1989, has been named firm administrator of Corey J. Hogan and Associates, a law firm with offices in Amherst and Lockport, N.Y.
Gregory S. Lisi, B.A. 1989, opened his own law offices in Rockville Center, N.Y. He graduated from the Georgetown Law School in 1992.
Michael Palone, B.S. 1989, is a pharmacist at the University of Rochester Medical Center and president of the Rochester area Society of Health Systems Pharmacists.
Thomas M. Perry, B.S. 1989, recently returned from a six-month overseas deployment aboard the guided missile frigate USS Halyburton, which included duty in the Persian Gulf.
Marla Spiegel-Shapses, B.S. 1989, is a certified public accountant and controller for Gwen S. Korovin, M.D., in New York City.