Mark S. Bindig, B.A. 1971, has been named director of development/major gifts officer at Hilbert College in Hamburg, NY. In this new position, he will oversee the college’s major gifts program, including the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts. He will also play a key role in developing Hilbert’s donor bases and managing the annual fund. Before this appointment, Bindig served as both vice president for institutional advancement and leadership and major gifts program director at Canisius High School in Buffalo, NY. Before joining Canisius, Bindig had an 18-year career with the American Red Cross Greater Buffalo chapter, where he was the organization’s director of health services. He lives in East Aurora, NY.
Stephen T. Banko III, B.A. 1973, has been selected for the Council on Excellence in Government Fellowship Program for 2002-2003. He was one of only 140 federal service employees selected for the program, which is designed to improve the image of public service through the professionalism of its leaders. Banko has been in public service for 25 years and is currently the director of the Buffalo field office for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he oversees the office’s 128 employees. In addition to being a nationally recognized public speaker, he is also an historical writer. His book, Memories of War, Dreams of Peace: Echoes from the Vietnam War (SHS Publishers, 1998), documents the impact of the Vietnam War on the soldiers who saw combat. Banko lives in Buffalo, NY.
Mary Anne Blum Condon, B.S. 1973, is an associate professor of nursing at Alfred State College (ASC), where her responsibilities include teaching nursing courses, lab instruction and supervision of students’ clinical experiences. Condon is certified in Lamaze, as well as in basic cardiac life support, advanced cardiac life support and as an OB/GYN nurse practitioner. She has written a number of articles on women’s health as it pertains to obstetrics, and has presented widely in the field as well. Beyond her teaching responsibilities, Condon serves as the chair of the ASC Faculty Senate and is a member of the assessment team and the nursing curriculum committee. She resides in Hornell, NY.
Alexander O. DuBrow, M.B.A. 1973, is the president and founder of Consulting & Outsourcing Services in Sanford, FL. The corporation, established in 2000, provides consulting and outsourcing services to small- and medium-sized European businesses. DuBrow lives in Heathrow, FL.
Susan J. Freeman, B.S. 1975, along with her husband, Rich, has added number seven to their widely acclaimed series of guidebooks to outdoor recreation in New York State. Their new book, 200 Waterfalls in Central & Western New York (Footprint Press, 2002), gives a detailed, awe-inspiring look at the waterfalls of Central New York State. (See “Read On!”in the Winter 2003 UB Today online edition.) Freeman is the founder and owner of Footprint Press, located in Fishers, NY. She lives in Fairport, NY.
Sheldon L. Scheinert, B.A. 1975, has been practicing gastroenterology at the Center for Digestive Diseases in St. Petersburg, FL, for the past six years. Previously, he was in private practice in West Palm Beach, FL. Scheinert is board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology and is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. He resides in Largo, FL.
Mark M. Sieczkarek, B.S. 1976, has been named a new member of Prevent Blindness America’s (PBA) national board of directors for 2002-2003. At the PBA’s annual meeting in Chicago, he was elected to a three-year term. Sieczkarek, who joined Bausch & Lomb in 1995, has had a long and distinguished career in the pharmaceutical, medical device and ophthalmics industry. Until stepping down in January, he was senior vice president and president of the Americas Region, responsible for the commercial operations of all Bausch & Lomb businesses in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. He lives in Pittsford, NY.
Lawrence M. Teitelbaum, B.S. 1976, a certified public accountant, has joined Matlin Patterson Global Advisers as chief financial officer. Matlin Patterson is a private equity firm in New York, NY, that is focused on investing in distressed securities. Teitelbaum began his career in 1976, when he worked for Madison Square Garden. Later, he held positions at Ernst & Young and Petrie Retail. Most recently, he was chief financial officer at Fenway Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. He resides in North Caldwell, NJ.
Clifton L. Peay, M.D. 1978, is featured in the book Breaking the Color Line: African Americans in Ophthalmology (Slack Inc., 2002), by Lenworth N. Johnson and O.C. Bobby Daniels. The book encourages young people to consider medicine and science as a career without regard to race, religion, gender or ethnicity. Peay received his board certification in 1983 and is currently in solo practice as an ophthalmologist at the American Eye Center in Mechanicsville, VA. He lives in Midlothian, VA.
Camille M. Stack, B.A. 1978, became a national board-certified teacher in adolescence and young adulthood science in November 2002. She is currently teaching biology in the Clark County School District and resides in Las Vegas, NV.