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Jeremy M. Jacobs Sr., A.A.S. 1960, chairman and chief executive officer of Delaware North Companies, has been named chair of the University at Buffalo Council by New York Governor George Pataki.

Lawrence D. Chesler, J.D. 1962, has been appointed vice president and general counsel for Navigation Technologies Corporation, the Chicago, IL-based premier developer of map databases used by in-vehicle navigation systems.

Louis J. Pennella, Ed.M. 1964, has retired following a 36-year career as an administrator, teacher and coach at St. MaryÕs School for the Deaf in Buffalo, NY.

Lawrence G. Appel, Ed.M. 1966 & B.A. 1962, has received a PresidentÕs Award from the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling, after more than 30 years as an admissions counselor at Sullivan County Community College.

Patrick M. Morgan, B.A. 1966, retired from the Air Force Reserve headquarters staff, Fourth Air Force, March Air Reserve Base, CA, in February. He was a member of the logistics training finalist team during the 1998 Air Force chief of staff team excellence competition. Currently working in civil service as branch chief, Electronic Warfare Management Directorate, at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, he lives with his wife, Linda, a registered nurse manager, in nearby Warner Robins, GA.

Laurence C. Segall, B.A. 1966, is the geriatric care manager of Geriatric Eldercare Management in Stamford, CT. He recently established SKLS & Associates, an elder care management company that addresses special needs of older adults in the United States.

Joseph W. Karnath, M.S. 1967 & B.A. 1965, has been named the 1999 Cheektowaga Citizen of the Year by the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce.

Grace B. Martin, B.A. 1967, is a retired teacher, day-care licenser and author. She has written three books; her freelance work has appeared in 60 different publications.

Roger A. Pies, LL.B. 1967, has joined the firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP as a partner in its Washington, DC, office. He practices in tax controversy and has a proven record in contested tax matters. Before entering private practice, he served as attorney advisor in the Office of Chief Counsel in the IRSÕs Legislation and Regulation Division.

Bernard Paul Rubach Jr., B.A. 1967, recently retired after 26 years as a labor service representative for the New York State Department of LaborÕs unemployment insurance office at the Blasdell office.

Paul L. Friedman, J.D. 1968, is a Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He was elected to the Council of the American Law Institute for an interim term pending the instituteÕs annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, when he will be recommended for a regular term.

John O. Hunter, Ed.D. 1968, M.A. 1964 & B.A. 1959, announced his resignation as founding president of Cambria County (PA) Area Community College, effective June 30, 1999. Last October, the Student Development Center at Alfred State College in Alfred, NY, was renamed in his honor.

Paula D. Kirwin, B.S. 1969, recently retired as a counselor at Attica Correctional Facility. She is now a docent at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY.

Anthony L. Russo, Ph.D. 1969, has been named Engineer of the Year by the UB Engineering Alumni Association. A mechanical engineer, he is retired as executive director of the Calspan-University at Buffalo Research Center and as vice president of Calspan CorporationÕs Advanced Technology Center. A member of the UB engineering deanÕs advisory committee for technical communication, he currently serves as director of the engineering schoolÕs Delta Society.

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