| 1960s Classnotes
W. Cegielski, J.D. 1961, was named 1999 Defense Lawyer of
the Year by the Western New York Defense Trial Lawyers’ Association.
A partner in the Buffalo, NY, law firm of Bouvier O’Connor, he
has been a trial lawyer for 36 years, specializing in the areas
of negligence, personal injury and litigation. The award recognizes
not only his courtroom successes, but also his exemplary conduct
as an attorney. He and his wife reside in Amherst, NY.
P. Lunken, Ed.B. 1961, presented at the April 2000 Creativity
Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, for the second consecutive year.
A member of the National Speakers Association, she is president
of Hedria Consulting, a Williamsville, NY based firm specializing
in coaching, facilitation, consulting and training in the areas
of creativity, leadership and team-building.
Hailpern, Ph.D. 1962 & M.A. 1959, is teaching math part time
at Park School in Amherst, NY, at age 83. A resident of Eggertsville,
NY, he teaches an honors precalculus class for juniors and an
advanced placement calculus class for seniors.
H. Claxton, M.A. 1964, professor at the State University of
West Georgia, has announced his retirement after 33 years of service
to the university. In the coming year, he plans to visit family
in Western New York, travel to Cuba with a West Georgia student/faculty
group, and complete a manuscript on the history of early radio
W. Saab, M.S.W. 1964, has been elected chair of the board
of trustees of Hilbert College in Hamburg, NY. A resident of Buffalo,
NY, she is the first woman to serve in this position in the college’s
G. Rose, B.A. 1965, was honored by the Seton Hall University
School of Law in Newark, NJ, as its distinguished graduate of
the year. Currently a partner in the law firm of Pitney, Hardin,
Kipp & Szuch LLP, in Morristown, NJ, he concentrates his practice
in the areas of commercial and environmental litigation, regularly
representing Fortune 500 companies. He lives with his wife, Ellen,
in Mendham, NJ.
M. Ingraham, Ed.M. 1966, a high school teacher in the Buffalo
Public School System, has earned numerous distinctions during
his career: He is a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi, a Golden Heritage
member of the NAACP and a recipient of the NAACP Human Relations
Award. Additionally, he has served as a cochair of the Buffalo
Teachers Federation’s Channel 7 Variety Club Telethon for the
past 25 years, as well as serving as the cochair of the Juvenile
Diabetes Foundation’s Annual Walk-A-Thon.
L. Menza, B.S. 1966, has been appointed treasurer of Toastmasters
International District 65, which includes all of upstate New York.
Employed by Lumsden & McCormick LLP, certified public accountants,
since 1969, he is a senior manager in the firm’s tax department.
He resides in Kenmore, NY.
S. Richman, B.A. 1966, is a sales consultant for Zaner-Bloser,
a textbook publisher in Columbus, OH.
A. Gerhardt, Ph.D. 1969 & M.S. 1964, associate dean of engineering
at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, received an honorary
doctorate from the Technical University of Denmark this past May.
He is the author of numerous papers and articles relating to practical
applications of sonar, radar, and biomedical and seismographic
signal processing, in addition to extensive works on image and
speech compression, and computer-integrated manufacturing emphasizing
automated inspection. He holds several patents, the most recent
of which—a vision tracking system that allows physically challenged
people to “speak” with their eyes—won the 1997 Inventor of the
Year Award in New York State.
V. Kociela, B.A. 1969, has been appointed secretary of the
Hilbert College Board of Trustees in Hamburg, NY. A resident of
Amherst, NY, she is a senior vice president at HSBC.
R. Shosho, B.S. 1969, was recently promoted to principal at
Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, Architecture & Engineering PC, in Boston,
MA, where he will be responsible for managing electrical group
activities, quality assurance and new business development. He
specializes in electrical distribution design, investigating power
quality and harmonic mitigation is sues, and energy efficient
“green” design initiatives. He also manages the electrical engineering
design on several projects, including a science and technology
center for Assumption College in Worcester, MA, and a science
center and campus electrical system master plan for Swarthmore
College in Swarthmore, PA.