UB Today Alumni Magazine Online - Winter 2004
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People of Note
Ronald W. Johnson, Ph.D. '71 & M.A. '69
John D. Burke, Ph.D. '75 & M.A. '71
Carol Twigg, Ph.D. '78
Linda C. Duffy, Ph.D. '87 & M.S. '85


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1970s Classnotes

Gail D. Jaspen (Cooper), B.A. 1970, was appointed chief deputy director of the Virginia Department of Health Professions. Before this appointment, she practiced law at Reed Smith in Richmond, VA, and served as an assistant attorney general of Virginia for 15 years. She resides in Richmond.

Stanley B. Baker, Ph.D. 1971 & Ph.D. 1971, has published, with coauthor Edwin R. Gerler Jr., the fourth edition of School Counseling for the Twenty-First Century (Pearson Prentice Hall). Baker is a professor of counseling at North Carolina State University. He lives in Raleigh, NC.

Joseph C. Morreale, Ph.D. 1972 & M.A. 1969, has been appointed provost of Pace University in New York, NY. In his 13-year career at Pace, Morreale has served as full professor and department chair of public administration, senior associate provost and vice president for planning, assessment, research and academic support. Before joining the Pace faculty, he was professor of economics and chair of the division of social studies and humanities at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Morreale lives in Mount Kisco, NY.

Alexander O. DuBrow, M.B.A. 1973, is the founder of Avonis Inc., a business-development consulting firm for international emerging IT companies, with main offices in Orlando, FL, and branches in Houston, Denver and London. He lives in Lake Mary, FL.

Joanne Erde, B.A. 1973, is the chair of the health law department of the Broad and Cessel law firm in Miami, FL, where she resides.

Gil Jacobs, B.A. 1973, is the immigration attaché for the Department of Homeland Security at the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark. In this position, he is responsible for U.S. border security concerns as they relate to the eight Nordic/Baltic countries. He lives in Denmark.

Beth A. Allen, B.A. 1974, assistant executive director of the David Pasnack Jewish Community Center since 1988, has received the Yakir Award as an outstanding professional in the Jewish community centers field. She was honored by the Association of Jewish Center Professionals (AJCP) at the 2003 JCCA/AJCP National Conference in Washington, DC. Allen resides in Pembroke Pines, FL.

Jackie B. Fishman, B.A. 1974, is the media relations manager for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. She recently received her Accredited in Public Relations designation from the Public Relations Society of America. She lives in Potomac, MD.

Kathleen V. Fox, Ph.D. 1974, retired in September 2003 as a psychology professor at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. During her 28 years at Salisbury, Fox served on the Maryland Advisory Committee for the State Office for Children and Youth, as well as on the University System of Maryland's Council of University Faculty. She resides in Salisbury.

Alan I. Lamer, J.D. 1976 & B.A. 1973, is the managing attorney for AIG Staff Counsel in Westchester County, NY. He was recently elected as a trustee of the Village of Pomona, NY, where he resides.

James Newton, M.S. 1976, M.S. 1974 & B.S. 1971, took part in the New York City Marathon on November 2, 2003. He also participated in a fund-raising program called "Fred's Team" that received donations to benefit the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY, in support of pediatric cancer research. Newton is an environmental program manager with the Kent County department of public works. He resides in Milford, DE.

Deborah J. Goodrich, B.S. 1977, is the director of admissions and enrollment management at Alfred State College in Alfred, NY. She has coauthored an article entitled "Joint Marketing and Student Recruitment: The State University of New York University Colleges of Technology Experience," which appeared in the Journal of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Goodrich has worked at Alfred State since 1978 and resides in Alfred Station, NY.

Charles Lombardo, B.A. 1977, was elected president of the Burbank (CA) Airport Authority on July 7, 2003. He resides in Burbank.

Sally Blitz-Weisz, M.A. 1978 & B.A. 1976, is a speech therapist for the Los Angeles Unified School District. She lives in Northridge, CA.

John J. Boncek, B.A. 1978, has received his doctoral degree in mathematics from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. Boncek is an assistant professor of mathematics at Troy State University in Montgomery, AL, where he resides.

Ann R. Ford, B.A. 1979, has published her first book, Practical Debugging in C++ (Prentice Hall, 2002), with coauthor Toby J. Teorey. A second book, Practical Debugging in JAVA, has also been accepted for publication by Prentice Hall. She lives in Ann Arbor, MI.

Susan S. Lisker, M.S. 1979, was appointed director of the Stutzman Addiction Treatment Center in Buffalo, NY, in November 2002. She lives in Buffalo.

Martin C. Miller, M.F.A. 1979 & B.F.A. 1979, is the general manager of WFCR/88.5 FM, based at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Campus, where he has worked for the past eight years. Eastern Public Radio recently honored him for his leadership. Miller lives in Amherst, MA.

Alex Roth, B.A. 1979, is president and owner of RSI Technology Placement, an information technology recruitment firm in New York, NY. He resides in Hartsdale, NY.

Lawrence T. Sinatra, M.D. 1979, is the founder and managing director of Limestone Primary Care Physicians in Williamsville, NY. In addition to seeing patients, the practice is involved in the preceptorship of medical, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students. He lives in East Amherst, NY.

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