UB Today Alumni Magazine Online - Winter 2004
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People of Note
Donna C. Maheady, M.S. 1981
Aristides Docoslis, Ph.D. 2000 & M.S. 1999
Michelle C. Bligh, Ph.D. 2002 & M.S. 1998
Wenfan Yan, Ph.D. ’91 & M.A. ’89


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1960s Classnotes

John F. Aceti, Ed.M. 1961, is the author of Faces of the Great Southwest Texas: A Photo Essay/Oral History of a Rare Breed, which has been accepted for publication by 1st Books Library. The book is a collection of photographs and interviews of ranchers, Native Americans and vaqueros (cowboys). Aceti is a former teacher/principal in the Olean (NY) City School District who is now a freelance photographer in Kerrville, TX, where he resides.

John J. LaMar, M.D. 1963, has retired after 30 years in the medical field. He is a former pediatrician at Memorial Hospital of Salem County in Pennsville, NJ, and the former president of the Salem County Medical Society. He lives in Pennsville.

Robert Horowitz, B.A. 1964, has been appointed vice president for institutional advancement at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, PA. Most recently, he was executive director of development and alumni relations at Temple University School of Dentistry, where he supervised a $2.5-million fund-raising campaign. Previously, he was president of Robert Horowitz Associates Inc. and vice president and director of the EHL Consulting Group, a fund-raising consulting company.

Raymond S. Klein, Ed.D. 1964, CEO of Allied Behavioral Clinicians, has been elected president of the Mechanicsburg, PA, Art Center and Gallery. In this position, he will begin working on plans for expansion and improvement of the facility, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2004. Klein lives in Mechanicsburg.

Joel Goldfarb, B.A. 1965, a former UB academic advisor, left Buffalo and is now pursuing his passion as a full-time musician/pianist in Hawaii. Goldfarb lives in Makawao, Maui.

Laurence C. Segall, B.A. 1966, a clinical social worker, has opened his private practice, Geri-Connect, with offices in both Stamford and Trumball, CT. He has also been inducted into the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. Segall lives in Trumball.

Donald C. Spinelli, M.A. 1966 & B.A. 1964, is associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He is also the coauthor of Beaumarchais and the American Revolution (Lexington Books, 2003). Spinelli resides in West Bloomfield, MI.

Peter Conrad, B.A. 1967, the Harry Coplan Professor of Social Sciences at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, has received the Leo G. Reeder Award given by the medical sociology section of the American Sociological Association. The award is given annually to an individual for his or her outstanding contributions to the field of medical sociology. Conrad lives in Lincoln, MA.

Gerald (Jerry) Ross, B.A. 1968, was the recipient of a Juror’s Award in the 2003 Mayor’s Show held in Eugene, OR, for his painting “La Vedova di Guerra” (The War Widow). He has been a member of the New Zone Art Collective in Eugene since 1993 and was president from 1997 to 2003. New Zone is an experimental artist cooperative in Eugene. Ross also received the 2000 Mayor’s Choice award for the Mayor’s Art Show, as well as a Juror’s Award that same year. He has had numerous art shows in Italy, most recently in Rome at the Galleria d’Arte La Borgognona from June-July 2002. His work can be seen at http://jerryrosspittore.com. Ross lives in Eugene.

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