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1990s Classnotes

Stacy L. Dittenhauser, B.S. 1990, currently serves as a supervising pharmacist at Tops Markets in Depew, NY. She is a preceptor for B.S. and Pharm.D. students and is also involved in teaching asthma management classes.

Alan W. Howell, M.U.S.B. 1990, is currently teaching elementary instrumental music in the Johnson City Central School District, Johnson City, NY.

Kevin C. Kluge, M.A. 1991, has been promoted to assistant vice president for Fleet Bank¹s investment group. As the Buffalo accounts manager, he will handle all retirement plan services.

Terry L. Saunders, B.A. 1991, is currently working at Brittany Industries in North Tonawanda, NY, where he serves as founder and president.

Michelle B. Berk, M.B.A. 1992 & B.S. 1991, has been promoted to strategic customer development manager in the bakery and deli division of Rich Products Corp., Buffalo, NY.

Gino Catena, Ph.D. 1992 & B.S. 1986, has joined the Houston, TX, office of the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP. As a member of the intellectual property department, he will focus his practice on patent, trademark and copyright matters.

Kevin J. Miller, J.D. 1992, has become associated with the Buffalo, NY, law firm of Damon & Morey LLP, practicing in the estate and trust department. He is experienced in sophisticated estate planning involving closely held businesses, succession planning, medical practices, charitable remainder trusts, and life insurance trusts. He is a member of the New York State Bar, the U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, and U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Jason E. Phillips, B.A. 1992, was awarded an M.B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C., in May 1999. He has been appointed to the Utilities Consulting and Systems Group of American Management Systems Inc. of Fairfax, VA, where he works as a consultant.

Karen Swallow Prior, M.A. 1992, has been appointed assistant professor of English at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.

Marie A. Shea, B.A. 1992, founded the Shea Ministries, publisher of The Silent Word, a quarterly newsletter, in 1998.

Diego Viana, B.S. 1992, was appointed marketing manager of the Europe, Middle East and South African divisions of Rich Products Corp. Before this assignment, he was assistant product manager in the international division.

Jeannette Abrahamson, B.A. 1993, is a client service manager for Spectra Marketing, a corporate marketing company.

Brian D. Barry, M.B.A. 1993 & B.S. 1990, is currently an account manager for General Electric in Cincinnati, OH.

Claire Jones, M.B.A. 1993, was named director of integrated marketing and communications by the Hotchkiss School, a boarding school in Lakeville, CT.

Catherine Rebmann, B.A. 1993, recently received her M.P.H. from Yale University. She has accepted a position as an infectious diseases epidemiologist for the Georgia Division of Public Health.

Susan C. Bronstein, M.B.A. 1994, has been assigned to direct the Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center¹s preparations for a survey by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Carlos A. Moe, B.A. 1994, was awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.

Robert J. Drago, M.B.A. 1995, was named executive vice president at Bison Canning Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Goya Foods Inc.

Bruce W. Lawson, B.S. 1995, serves as the assistant head of the Core Laboratory at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA.

Royce R. Syracuse, M.D. 1995, has joined Horizon Eye Care as an ophthalmologist. He will practice primarily at Horizon Eye Care¹s Lake Norman office in Cornelius, NC, where he will provide complete family eye care as well as LASIK laser treatment and cataract surgery.

Melissa A. Fingar, J.D. 1996, has joined the law firm of Harris Beach & Wilcox LLP in Rochester, NY.

Tamika E. Lawrence, B.A. 1996, received a juris doctor degree from the New England School of Law in May 1999.

Bryan A. Sifert, B.S. 1996, is an equity research associate at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York, NY. His fiancée, Jennifer Bellavia, B.A. 1996, is working in New York, NY, in the bond business, focusing on asset-backed securities. The couple plan to marry in July 2000.

Torris C. Smith, M.S.W. 1996 & B.A. 1994, is the chief of the Family Advocacy Program at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM, which has been recognized for its outstanding qualities by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Melissa I. Speight, B.A. 1996, was awarded a master of arts degree in dance/movement therapy, with a minor in counseling psychology, from Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH. She is currently employed as a creative arts therapist through the Department of Psychiatry at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY.

Michael J. Morris, B.A. 1997, is a first lieutenant with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC, where he serves as a battalion signal officer and airborne jumpmaster.

Scott Philbin, J.D. 1997, has recently joined the law firm of Harris Beach & Wilcox LLP in Buffalo, NY.

Robert A. Scalione, J.D. 1997, has been appointed assistant Erie County district attorney in Buffalo, NY.

Joel A. Segal, B.A. 1997, is currently working at Trademark Research Corp. as a software specialist. Responsible for the company¹s CD-ROM products, he is also in charge of corporate installations and training.

Paul T. Feigenbaum, B.A. 1998, has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship Award in Humanistic Studies for graduate work at the University of Michigan.

Jane Michalek Harrington, J.D. 1998, has been appointed assistant Erie County district attorney in Buffalo, NY.

Timothy J. Madigan, M.A. 1998 & B.A. 1985, is an acquisitions editor for the University of Rochester Press in Rochester, NY.

Rebecca Ellen Matthews, B.A. 1998, was recently accepted to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY.

Cecily G. Molak, J.D. 1998, is the executive director of Community Legal Intake and Referral Project Inc. in Rochester, NY.

Scott Riordan, J.D. 1998, has been appointed assistant Erie County district attorney in Buffalo, NY.

Peter J. Carlin, M.L.S. 1999 & B.A. 1993, has been appointed music librarian at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN.

Jennifer L. Kozinski, M.B.A. 1999 & B.S. 1998, serves as the director of pharmacy at Brylin Hospitals in Buffalo, NY.

Yamiley Saintvil, A.T. 1999 & B.A. 1999, has been hired as an admissions counselor at Alfred State College in Alfred, NY.

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