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2000s Classnotes

Michael Biondo, B.S. 2000 & B.S. 1995, works for RSM McGladrey as an accountant. He resides in Tonawanda, NY.

Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, Ed.M. 2000, executive director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Commissions for Women. She was also recently inducted into the Western New York Hall of Fame. She resides in Orchard Park, NY.

Kelly Fuller, B.A. 2000, was promoted to assistant account executive in the public relations/public affairs services group at Eric Mower and Associates advertising agency. She lives in Buffalo, NY.

Larina Polyachenko, B.S. 2000, has been named marketing and web design consultant at Image Office Technologies Inc. She lives in Williamsville, NY.

Bryan Ponemon, B.F.A. 2000, is performing in The Donkey Show at Club El Flamingo in New York, NY. The Donkey Show tells the story of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, using ’70s disco songs. Ponemon resides in Staten Island, NY.

Christopher Reich, J.D. 2000, joined the Buffalo, NY, law firm of Watson, Bennett, Colligan, Johnson & Schechter LLP as an associate. He will focus his practice on representing businesses, their owners and executives. He resides in Williamsville, NY.

Christopher Adams, M.D. 2001 & B.S. 1997, is working on completing his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Charles Cobb, J.D. 2001, is the director of the Western New York Peace Center, which works to end violence, bigotry, oppression, intolerance and exploitation. Its programs include nonviolent conflict resolution, the Latin American solidarity committee, the Asia support committee and the prison action connection. The center also addresses economic injustice and disarmament issues.

Rachel M. Kranitz, J.D. 2001 & B.A. 1995, has accepted a position with Lipsitz, Green, Fahringer, Roll, Salisbury & Cambria LLP of Buffalo, NY. Kranitz lives in Niagara Falls, NY.

Anthony L. Pendergrass, LL.M. 2001 & J.D. 2000, works for a downtown Buffalo, NY firm as a law clerk. He also recently wrote an article for the (Buffalo, NY) Challenger titled, "Racism: Alive and Well in the Main Place Mall." He resides in Buffalo.

Sharon Ruffin, P.M.Cert. 2001 & B.A. 1991, is the newly appointed assistant principal of Buffalo Public School #81 in Buffalo, NY. A Buffalo resident, she is a member of True Bethel Baptist Church.

Ramona Thomas-Reynolds, P.M.Cert. 2001 & B.A. 1991, is assistant principal at the Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts. She is a member of the Elim Christian Fellowship Church in Buffalo, NY, where she resides.

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