UB Today Alumni Magazine Online - Fall 2003
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People of Note
Jan Sadlak, Ph.D. 1988
Sylvester Wise, Ed.M. 1968
Rebecca Monck, J.D. '99 & B.A. '96
Jonas Zdanys, Ph.D. 1975
Jonathan Solomon, J.D. 1983 & B.A. 1980


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1960s Classnotes

Samuel C. Pagano, M.S.W. 1964, has been appointed a member of the surrogate decision-making committee of the New York State Commission on Quality Care for the Mentally Disabled. A certified psychotherapist, Pagano has held positions as a mental health information officer for Mental Health Legal Services and as senior supervising counselor for the New York State Conciliation Bureau of the Eighth Judicial District. He resides in Williamsville, NY.

Barbara J. Strauss, B.A. 1965, now known as Bobbie Cooper, is the director of marketing for Veterinary Pet Insurance in Brea, CA. She was previously director of marketing at Bourns Inc. in Riverside, CA. She resides in Yorba Linda, CA.

Richard O. Barry, B.S. 1966, has been named head coach for the men's and women's cross-country teams at Hilbert College in Hamburg, NY. He will lead the fall 2003 Hilbert Hawks teams as they move into the highly competitive Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference. Barry is a past cross-country and track and field coach at UB, where he coached until 1985; in 1993 he was the track and field director of competition for the World University Games, which UB hosted. Barry has also taught and coached for 20 years at Williamsville and Lafayette high schools. He is a member of both the Williamsville East Coaches and Williamsville North Teachers Halls of Fame. Barry resides in Williamsville, NY.

Antoinette Tiburzi, Ed.B. 1966, is retiring from SUNY Cortland following a distinguished 33-year career, earning the designation of associate provost emerita of enrollment management and professor emerita of physical education. She has also served as the first chair of the New York State Board of Officials for Women's Sports, chair of the New York State Professional Preparation Council and secretary of the New York State Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. She lives in Homer, NY.

Lawrence D. Brown, B.S. 1968, is the J. Mack Robinson Distinguished Professor of Accounting at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He specializes in financial accounting, analysis of financial statements and profit forecasting. Brown is also an editor of the Accounting Review, associate editor of the International Journal of Forecasting and associate editor of the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. He resides in Atlanta, GA.

Vincent M. Lachendro, Ed.M. 1968, is parish priest of the Asato Catholic Church in Okinawa, Japan and director of the Diocesan Center. After being assigned to foreign mission work in Asia, Lachendro served as director of a minor seminary in Japan and a major seminary in the Philippines. He has also served as the director of formation and president of the Franciscan Institute of Asia. Before his mission work, Lachendro taught chemistry for several years at Cardinal O'Hara High School in Tonawanda, NY. He resides in Okinawa.

Alan L. Bernstein, B.A. 1969, is a member of the Tech Coast Angels, a virtual venture capital group in southern California that helps to fund start-up companies. He has written three books on management published by Prentice Hall and resides in Laguna Beach, CA.

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