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People of Note

1960s Classnotes

John F. Lang II, Cert. 1965, is vice president of resource development with the Mesa United Way in Mesa, AZ. A resident of Paradise Valley, AZ, he was the founder of the Dunlop/Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Pro-Am Dinner and the Association for Research of Childhood Cancer.

Henry Simon, B.A. 1965, was selected managing editor of the Buffalo Jewish Review. As editor, he is expected to build on the accomplishments of the periodical's previous editor and to help shape future editorial and advertising innovations.

Susan A. Adler, B.A. 1966, has begun her term as 2000-2001 president of the National Council for the Social Studies, the largest association in the country for social studies professionals. She is currently associate professor of education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she teaches courses in social studies curriculum design and methods, and supervises student teachers. She lives in Kansas City, MO.

Richard J. Ablin, Ph.D. 1967, has been elected to alumni membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the national academic honor society. He resides in Suffern, NY.

Clinton E. Deveaux, B.A. 1967, was elected to a three-year term on the National Judicial College Board of Trustees. He currently presides on the Atlanta Municipal Court; his areas of expertise include alternative sentencing, criminal justice, domestic violence and communications; and sex, race and ethnic bias. The National Judicial College was featured on CBS's news magazine 60 Minutes as the leading continuing education center for state trial court judges, state and federal administrative law judges, trial court judges and military court judges. He lives in Atlanta, GA.

Carl J. Montante, J.D. 1967, has been honored by the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America as its Scouter Citizen of the Year. He was cited for his continued financial support of scouting and his community contributions. A resident of Clarence, NY, he is managing director and president of Uniland Development Co., which is based at Corporate Parkway in Amherst, NY.

Jeffrey L. Berger, B.A. 1969, is currently self-employed, working as an attorney in Washington, DC, and living in Chevy Chase, MD.

Irwin Cohen, B.S. 1969, has joined the firm of Brody, Weiss, Zucarelli & Urbanek CPAs PC. He is currently vice president and board member of the Hemophilia Center of Western New York Inc. and also serves as a member of the membership executive committee of the Jewish Center, the long-range planning committee of Hickory Hill Estates Condominiums and the organizational committee of the Cancer Wellness Center. He and his wife, Gail, reside in East Amherst, NY.

Edward H. Nickson, B.A. 1969, has been promoted to vice president, facilities management and facilities security, of First Niagara Bank in Lockport, NY. He lives in Amherst, NY, with his wife, Susan.

Theodore S. Pierce, B.A. 1969, is a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State. His assignments have included commercial attach‚ in Fiji, political officer in Sri Lanka, consular officer in Nigeria and Pacific Islands country officer in the East Asia Pacific Bureau of the State Department in Washington, DC.

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