UBToday Online Alumni Magazine -Spring 1997
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Alumni Profiles
Pamela Benson -'76
Charles Baxter -'74
Seymour Gitin -'56
Alan Zweibel -'72
Dave Dealney -'77
Jackie Felix -'81
James O. Horton -'64

1960s Classnotes

Isabelle G. Conner, B.S. 1960, who recently retired to Florida, has been married for 52 years, spends summers in Western New York and has two daughters and two granddaughters.

Joann H. Gilbert, B.A. 1961, retired in June 1996 after 35 years in education and 26 years as a guidance counselor for the Capital School District of Dover, Del. She is currently an adjunct instructor in education and behavioral sciences for Wilmington College.

Edward J. Wojtowicz, B.S. 1961, retired following 34 years as an analytical chemist for the Food and Drug Administration. He is currently employed as a general chemistry lab instructor at Canisius College in Buffalo. His intention for the coming summer "is to lower my golf handicap."

Timothy C. Leixner, J.D. 1964, has joined the Fort Lauderdale law office of Holland & Knight as partner. He will practice in the area of business law with a focus on domestic and foreign business transactions as well as mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he was shareholder, director and chair of the international practice group at English, McCaughan & O'Bryan, also in Fort Lauderdale. He currently serves as general counsel and as a director of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Walter R. Allen, Ed.D. 1965, of Williamsville, N.Y., is in his 30th year as president of GAR Associates, a government support and consultation company with a staff of 25.

Kathleen F. Cortes, B.A. 1965, is the manager for research at the Association of Junior Leagues International. She has been appointed to the association's special counsel and to the professional development committee of the New York Society for Association Executives.

Robert Kearney, B.A. 1965, is president of Image Integration Systems, a Toledo, Ohio-based document management systems business.

Eugene S. Schneller, A.S. 1965, was appointed director of the School of Health Administration and Policy at Arizona State University College of Business. He has held various administrative positions within the college and is a past chairman of the Health Professions Task Force of the Arizona Affordable Healthcare Foundation. In 1995, he was a U.S. Public Health Primary Care Fellow.

Vincent J. D'Amelio, B.S. 1966, has been named vice president, Staten Island customer service, at Con Edison, where he will have overall responsibility for the operation of the electrical distribution system and customer service operation in that borough. He was previously director of customer service, operations staff, at Sprint; and assistant treasurer at AT&T. He also holds an M.B.A. in finance from New York University.

Peter J. Zimmermann, M.S.W. 1966, is currently on a "retirement sabbatical," enjoying time with his family and drawing on 35 years of social work practice to volunteer for three Christian ministries, where he helps residents of long-term care facilities, incarcerated individuals, and those experiencing marital difficulties.

Virginia A. Brady, M.S.W. 1967, retired after 20 years as director of the department of social services at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. She was previously supervisor of the geriatric department of Catholic Charities of Buffalo.

Cosimo D. Mautone, M.S.W. 1967, retired in May 1996 after 20 years of service at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. He currently maintains a part-time private practice providing treatment to individuals, couples and families, and consultation services to home-care agencies. He holds a Master of the Great Lakes U.S. Coast Guard license and the assistant instructor rating from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. He is the current president of the UB School of Social Work Alumni Association. His daughter Nancy and son-in-law Torris Smith received M.S.W. degrees from UB in 1996.

Benjamin Chan, Ed.D. 1968 & Ed.M. 1966, is chair of the Department of Educational Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Robert Galbraith, B.S. 1969, has been employed by the Internal Revenue Service for 25 years and currently serves as branch chief of the criminal investigation division for the IRS's upstate New York district in Buffalo. He and his wife, Barbara, have two sons, Chris, 20, and Steve, 16.

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