Earl G. Watson, Ed.D. 1951 & Ed.M. 1950, received the Distinguished Leadership Award for Exemplary Dedication and Service from Troy State University in Troy, AL. Now retired, Watson is also a former professor at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL, where he resides.
Leonard E. Amborski, Ph.D. 1952 & M.A. 1949, has published The Last Voyage: Maritime Heroes of World War II (Ambor Press, 2001). The book follows the last voyage of the SS Stone Street in which 13 men, including Amborskiís brother, Cadet Midshipman Norbert Amborski, perished in a battle with the U-594 of the Wolfpack VŲwarts. The Last Voyage is an eyewitness account of the human drama, grief and wartime action of World War II. Amborski resides in Williamsville, NY.
James G. Raptis, B.S. 1952, has been reappointed to the College Council at Alfred State College by New York State Gov. George E. Pataki and will serve on the council until June 30, 2009. Members of the council serve without salary and function as an advisory group to the college president. Raptisís career began at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company; later he was at Bradley Producing Company. He then managed and was coowner of the Texas Hot Restaurant in Wellsville, NY, from 1958-1996. For 14 years, he served as legislator on the Allegany County Board of Legislators and was majority leader and chair of the board. He has also served as the chair of the Allegany County March of Dimes and as a member of the Jones Memorial Hospital Board of Managers. He resides in Wellsville, NY.