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1970s Classnotes

David G. Fiore, B.A. 1970, was recently named president and chief executive officer of Commemorative Brands Inc., one of the nationıs largest manufacturers and sellers of class rings.

Didier Y. Geneste, B.A. 1970, recently celebrated the first-year anniversary of the founding of his company, GLOBALQUAL Inc. As a QS/ISO-9000 auditor, trainer and international management consultant, he assists various companies in financial/performance improvement.

Carolyn Giambra, M.L.S. 1970 & B.A. 1968, received the 1999 Women Leaders Award from the Western New York Women in Administration. She was cited for her leadership as chair of the American Association of School Librariansı national task force for the implementation of new guidelines and standards.

Sanford H. Eisen, D.D.S. 1971, has joined his brother, Bernard Eisen, in a general dentistry practice in Williamsville, NY.

Andrew D. Hahn, B.A. 1971, has been appointed group vice president of the corporate banking division of SouthTrust Bank in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

John E. Santarsiero, B.S. 1971, has been elected second vice president of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York.

Michael D. Garz, B.A. 1972, was recently promoted to director of design operations with the Central Region of STV Inc., an STV Group professional firm located in Douglassville, PA.

Sung Mo Kang, M.S. 1972, received the technical excellence award from the Semiconductor Research Corporation.

Roger G. Mertin, M.F.A. 1972, was one of six photographers selected for a 1999 McKnight Artist Fellowship Award in support of his work on the Library Project, a collection of large-format, color views of local and neighborhood libraries across the United States and Canada.

John I. Salomon, B.S. 1972, was recently appointed partner of Deloitte & Touche in the firmıs Boston, MA, offices, where he leads the east regionıs insurance claim consulting practice.

Rosemary A. Fischer, M.S. 1973, has been named a Distinguished Teaching Professor at Alfred State College, State University of New York.

Ronald W. Belscher, Ed.M. 1974 & B.S. 1970, works as a business education instructor at F.W. Springstead High School in Spring Hill, FL. He also serves on the national board of directors of Florida Future Business Leaders of America Phi Beta Lambda Inc.

Kevin P. Kearns, B.A. 1974, has been named professor and director of the graduate program in communication sciences and disorders at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA.

Gary D. Praetzel, B.A. 1974, has been named director of the Institute of Travel, Hotel and Restaurant Administration at Niagara University in Niagara University, NY.

William G. Barrett, B.A. 1975, director of University Police at Alfred State College in Alfred, NY, received the State University of New York Chancellorıs Award for Excellence in Professional Service.

J. Beth Ciesielski, Ed.M. 1975, is the executive director and founder of Bridges for Education, a not-for-profit international educational organization based in Buffalo, NY.

Thomas M. Falkner, Ph.D. 1975 & M.A. 1971, has been elected to a four-year term as dean of the faculty at the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH.

Michael I. Levitt, B.S. 1975, has been named vice president of manufacturing operations for Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Baudette, MN.

Edward F. McKee, B.S. 1975, is employed as a controller for Amherst Tool and Automation Co. Inc. in Amherst, NY.

David S. Spence, Ph.D. 1975, serves as executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer for the California State University System.

M. Eileen Schmitt, M.S. 1976, was appointed president and chief executive officer of St. Francis Healthcare in Wilmington, DE.

A. Ahad Shahbaz, Ed.M. 1976, recently designed and directed several intensive English and foreign language programs in the United States and abroad. Prior to becoming an ESL (English as a Second Language) director, he taught English at UB and coordinated the Teacher Corps/Peace Corps language and crosscultural projects at Buffalo State College and in Afghanistan.

Edward G. Eberl, Ph.D. 1977, has been named president of Comptek Amherst Systems Inc., an electronic warfare simulator subsidiary.

Robin E. Greif, B.F.A. 1977, is business development manager at Computer Sciences Corporation in New York, NY. In addition to her job, she has headlined as a jazz vocalist at major clubs in New York, NY, including Birdland. She also sings opera and studies privately with the leading vocal coach for the Metropolitan Opera and its members.

Paul M. Ziegler, B.S. 1977, is currently stationed aboard the USS Kitty Hawk based in Yokosuka, Japan. He is participating in Operation Southern Watch, enforcing U.N. resolutions on Iraq following the Gulf War.

Michael L. Anderson, M.S.W. 1978 & B.A. 1971, received a certificate in pastoral studies from Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY.

Garry M. Graber, J.D. 1978 & B.A. 1975, has been elected vice president of the 3,562-member Erie County Bar Association in Buffalo, NY.

John Daniel Nyce, B.A. 1978, is practicing law in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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