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Updates from Grads by the Decades

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Robert Attea, BA 1966,

was inducted into the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute’s Signum Fidei Society for his professional achievements. He is executive chairman of the board for Sovran Company, one of the largest public companies in Western New York. Attea lives in Buffalo, N.Y.

*Walter Fierson, BA 1967,

is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Arcadia, Calif. He is also lead author of the policy statement on retinopathy of prematurity for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Fierson resides in Arcadia.

Gerald Ross, BA 1968,

was a visiting artist/scholar at the American Academy in Rome in March 2013. He recently exhibited his oil paintings at the Bijou Theatre in Eugene, Ore. His artwork can be purchased from the “Daily Paintworks” website. Ross resides in Eugene, Ore.

*Gerard Mazurkiewicz, BS 1969,

has been named to a two-year term on the Hilbert College board of trustees. He is a partner at Dopkins & Company LLP, and resides in West Seneca, N.Y.

*Edward Ostrowski, BS 1969,

was elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in October 2012 and received the ASME distinguished service award in October 2010. He is now retired after 42 years working in the power-generation industry. Ostrowski lives in Simpsonville, S.C.

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Ronald Uva, BA 1970,

received the distinguished service award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He lives in Oswego, N.Y.

* Mark Katz, BA 1971,

an attorney for Ulmer & Berne LLP, was named an Ohio Super Lawyer. Ohio Super Lawyers showcases outstanding lawyers in the state who are recognized by their peers for professional accomplishments. Katz resides in Bay City, Ohio.

Francis Meyer, MS 1971,

was nominated by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to the Missouri Quality Home Care Council. He lives in St. Louis, MO.

* Gina Hammond, MS 1973,

was recognized by Continental Who’s Who as Woman of the Year 2013 in the field of federal government contracting. Hammond received a distinguished alumni award from the UB Alumni Association in 2011. She lives in Warrenton, VA.

Ivy Schweitzer, BA 1973,

professor of English at Dartmouth College, received a lifetime achievement award from the Modern Language Association’s Division for American Literature Before 1800. She was recognized for her mentorship, scholarship and teaching and becomes only the third female winner of this prestigious honor. Schweitzerlives in Norwich, VT.

* Peter Kadzik, BA 1974,

has been nominated by President Obama to be assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, U.S. Department of Justice. He has been serving as the principal deputy attorney general, also in the Office of Legislative Affairs. Kadzik was previously in private practice at Dickstein Shapiro LLP in Washington, D.C. He resides in Washington.

Daniel Ricigliano, MS 1974 & BA 1971,

was elected president of the Community Charter School’s board of trustees. An assistant professor at SUNY Buffalo State and a practicing CPA, he formerly served as board treasurer. He lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Edward Carmines, PhD 1975,

was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious learned societies. Carmines is professor of political science at Indiana University. He lives in Bloomington, IN.

* Richard Futyma, BA 1975,

is an environmental scientist for The Chazen Companies, a firm specializing in engineering, environmental and landscape architecture services. He resides in Ballston Lake, N.Y.

Kim Gerard Santos, BA 1975,

received the Edward Guilbert Award for professional achievement from the Data Interchange Standards Association at its October 2012 meeting in Rochester, N.Y. The Guilbert Award is the highest level of recognition bestowed upon e-business professionals. Santos resides in Alexandria, VA.

* Nancy Blaschak, BS 1976,

is regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Western New York. She resides in Eden, N.Y.

Deborah Goodrich, BS 1977,

is interim vice president for administration and enrollment at Alfred State University, where she began her career in 1978. Recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, Goodrich is an active member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling. She lives in Alfred Station, N.Y.

Jeffrey Reed, BA 1977

is president of Mount Calvary Cemetery Group. He has more than 25 years’ experience in administration, sales and marketing, and resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

* Arnold Drucker, BA 1978,

was appointed to the Nassau Community College board of trustees by New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo. With almost 30 years’ experience in law and real estate, Drucker is a member of the American Judges and Arbitrators Association and the American Bar Association. He lives in Plainview, N.Y.

Paul Summergrad, MD 1978 & BA 1971,

serves as the Dr. Frances S. Arkin professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Medical Center. He is also president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association, and resides in Newton, Mass.

* Ellen Grant, PhD 1979,

is deputy mayor for the City of Buffalo. She is Mayor Byron W. Brown’s liaison to the Board of Education and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. She also collaborates with the Buffalo Police Department on such programs as Say Yes to Education and Buffalo Promise Neighborhood. Grant resides in Grand Island, N.Y.

* Gregory Hiczewski, BS 1979,

is chief financial officer at UBMD Internal Medicine. He resides in West Falls, N.Y.

Mark Hoeplinger, MBA 1979 & MD 1979,

was inducted into St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute’s Signum Fidei Society for his professional achievements. Named one of “America’s Top Doctors” in 2012, Hoeplinger is an otolaryngologist who founded Western New York Ear, Nose and Throat in 1987. He lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Terrie Benson Murray, JD 1979,

is president of the Philanthropic Education Organization’s local chapter. A partner at Cohen & Lombardo, Murray is a founding member of the chapter. She resides in Orchard Park, N.Y.

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Mary Horbachewski, BS 1982,

was promoted to principal at Chiampou Travis Besaw and Kershner LLP. She specializes in tax accounting and tax consulting services for businesses. Horbachewski resides in Hamburg, N.Y.

* Sean McHale, BA 1983,

is city president at the Sarasota branch of SunTrust Banks Inc. He will also continue to be managing director for SunTrust’s private wealth division, a position he has held for the past five years. McHale lives in Brandon, Fla.

Robert Adamski, BA 1984,

has been a clinical psychologist in private practice in the Washington, D.C., area for the past 25 years. He treats individuals, groups and couples with a combination of insight-oriented and behavioral psychotherapy focused on real-life outcomes. Adamski resides in Washington D.C.

Andrew Anderson, BS 1984,

joined the law firm of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP as counsel in the Rochester, N.Y., office. He has more than 20 years of intellectual property practice experience, and he is concerned with various domestic and foreign patent laws and practices. He resides in Penfield, N.Y.

Sandra Anzalone, BA 1984,

was named superintendent of Eden (N.Y.) Central Schools. In addition to being the principal at Grand Island High School for seven years, Anzalone was named 2009 Woman Administrator of the Year by Western New York Women in Education Leadership. She lives in Lawtons, N.Y.

Patricia Clabeaux, BS 1984,

is senior vice president of human resources and organizational development at Independent Health. Previously a senior director of human resources at Kaleida Health, Clabeaux also serves as chair of the board of directors for the Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted Center for Sight. She resides in East Amherst, N.Y.

Robert Pollard, PhD 1984 & MA 1983,

was honored with the 2012 Lyon Founder’s Award from the Rochester School for the Deaf in recognition of his professional contributions to the education of deaf persons. In addition to writing and lecturing on health care topics affecting deaf professionals, Pollard has produced 15 films in American Sign Language for deaf audiences. He lives in Rochester, N.Y.

* Chi Sham, PhD 1984 & MA 1980,

is recipient of the 2013 Water Resource Sustainability Division’s OASIS award, which recognizes an individual’s contributions to advancing sustainable water resources. Sham lives in Needham, Mass.

* Blackford Middleton, MD 1985,

was named assistant vice chancellor for health affairs and chief informatics officer for health systems at Vanderbilt University. Previously, Middleton was corporate director of clinical informatics research at Partners Healthcare in Boston. He resides in Nashville, Tenn.

* Timothy Lafferty, BS 1986,

joined the board of directors of the Crisis Services Foundation. An information technology sales and marketing professional, Lafferty is immediate past president of the UB Alumni Association. He resides in East Aurora, N.Y.

Richard Frappa, MA 1987 & BA 1985,

has been named senior consultant at GEI Consultants Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical and environmental firms. A published author, Frappa is a consultant to numerous electric power generation companies throughout North America. He lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Gary Cohn, BA 1988,

is director of vendor management at Independent Health. He was previously assistant vice president of strategic sourcing at M&T Bank. Cohn lives in East Aurora, N.Y.

Thomas Knab, JD 1988 & BA 1982,

is vice president of the board of directors of Neighborhood Legal Services Inc. Recognized as one of the top attorneys in the region, Knab has worked in New York State and federal courts for more than 20 years, handling both jury and non-jury trials. He lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Barbara “Babs” Reingold, MFA 1988,

mounted an art installation called “The Last Tree” in May 2013 in New York’s Soho District under the auspices of the New York Foundation for the Arts. The installation focuses on environmental indifference. She divides her time between New York City and St. Petersburg, Fla.

Lisa Foti, BS 1989,

is chief financial officer at Summit Educational Resources, where she manages accounting, budgeting and financial reporting activities. With more than 20 years of accounting experience, Foti was named Business First’s CFO of the year in 2009. She resides in Williamsville, N.Y.

Thomas Ostrowski, BA 1989,

an attorney for Ulmer & Berne LLP, was named an Ohio 2013 Super Lawyer. He lives in Strongsville, Ohio.

Jennifer Schuster, BA 1989,

was promoted to partner at Applied Management Systems, a full-service health care management consulting firm. With more than 25 years’ experience as a registered nurse, nursing director and emergency department expert, Schuster is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She resides in Sharon, Mass.

90s

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James Gottstine, BA 1990,

is chief operating officer at Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, where he oversees day-to-day operations of the company, as well as assisting in its short and long-term strategic planning. Previously, he served as vice president of finance at the same company. Gottstine lives in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Paul Mayer, BS 1992,

has been promoted from manager to principal at The Bonadio Group, upstate New York’s largest provider of accounting, consulting and financial services. Mayer resides in Penfield, N.Y.

Jeffrey Mendola, BA 1992,

was recognized by FundRaising Success as one of the magazine’s rising stars for his successful fundraising campaigns for Mercy Flight Western New York, his former employer. Most recently, Mendola developed a major fundraising campaign for New Directions Youth and Family Services. He lives in Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Anthony Moore, BA 1992,

was named a top 10 finalist in the 2012 American Zoetrope Screenplay contest. He lives in Carlisle, Pa.

Nick Kompare, MBA 1993,

was promoted to vice president of strategic planning at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. He resides in Pittsford, N.Y.

Ge Wang, PhD 1993 & MS 1991,

joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as the John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Professor of Engineering, an endowed chair in the School of Engineering. Wang’s innovations over the past 25 years have helped advance the field of medical imaging. He is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and lives in Troy, N.Y.

Timothy Zuber, BS 1993,

was named associate principal at Wendel, an architectural and engineering firm. A civil engineer with more than 19 years’ experience in land development and stormwater system design and evaluation, Zuber serves as town engineer for the town of Wheatfield, N.Y. He resides in Williamsville, N.Y.

* Jacqueline Hollins, BS 1994,

joined the Oracle Charter High School board of trustees. She is assistant vice provost and director of undergraduate academic student advisement at UB. Hollins resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

Michael Reilly, MBA 1994 & BS 1993,

is president of the pharmacy benefit dimensions division at Independent Health, where he brings nearly 20 years of experience and leadership to health care and pharmacy management. He is also former president of the UB School of Pharmacy Alumni Association. Reilly lives in Hamburg, N.Y.

Bryan Roth, BA 1994,

was appointed business development manager at Buffalo Niagara Partnership. He was previously political-economic relations and public affairs officer with the Consulate General of Canada. Roth resides in East Amherst, N.Y.

Ram Kumar Krishnamurthy, MS 1995,

received the 2012 European Solid State Circuits Conference best paper award. He is a senior principal engineer and director of high performance circuits research at Intel Labs in Hillsboro, Ore., and lives in Portland, Ore.

Donald Leo, PhD 1995 & MS 1992,

has been named dean of the University of Georgia College of Engineering. Previously associate dean for research and graduate studies at Virginia Tech College of Engineering, Leo is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 2004, he was named outstanding recent alumnus of the University of Illinois. He lives in Blacksburg, Va.

Kasey Nye, BA 1996,

is chair of Tucson (Ariz.) Metro Chamber’s budget, finance and legal committee. He practices bankruptcy law, representing large and small business and non-profit entities as creditors and debtors throughout the nation. He lives in Tucson.

Michael J. Ball, BS 1997,

became deputy regional director for Western New York for Empire State Development. He was recently employed at Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus as director of planning and implementation. Ball resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

Natalie Miovski, BPS 1997,

was named among the 10 Most Influential designers in the nation by Healthcare Design Magazine. As director of health care at EwingCole, one of the nation’s foremost health care architecture firms, Miovski has led the planning of complex, highly specialized health care facilities. She resides in Philadelphia, PA.

* Scott Rybarczyk, BS 1997,

was appointed associate principal at Wendel, an architectural and engineering firm. He is a civil and environmental engineer who has assisted in the design of various modeling projects throughout the U.S. He is also active in green design. Rybarczyk lives in Buffalo, N.Y.

Sean Beachy, BPS 1998,

is the associate principal at Wendel, an architectural and engineering firm. A registered architect in both Virginia and New York State, Beachy is renowned for his work on the award-winning Kalamazoo, Mich., Transportation Center. He resides in Arlington, VA.

John Koeppel, JD 1998, MBA 1995 & BS 1995,

was recognized as an international leader in the 2013 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. A partner at Buffalo-based Nixon Peabody LLP, Koeppel leads the company’s nationally recognized private equity funds practice. He lives in Hamburg, N.Y.

Frank Sparacino, JD 1998,

formed Sparacino & Sparacino PLLC in August 2012 with his wife, Jessica Sparacino. Located in Northport, N.Y., the general practice firm concentrates in matrimonial and family law mediation, as well as real estate transactions. He resides in Northport.

Kevin Lembke, BA 1999,

is vice president of merchandise at Busch Gardens. Lembke has 13 years’ experience at Sea World parks and entertainment as merchandise manager. He resides in Williamsburg, Fla.

Eric Pettee, BS 1999,

joined the Gunlocke Company as a division finance controller, where he will provide leadership to all financial aspects of the company. Previously, Pettee worked for General Motors and Electronic Data Systems. He resides in Lima, N.Y.

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Andrew Fiorella, BA 2000,

an attorney at Ulmer & Berne LLP, was named an Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star. Fiorella resides in Bay City, Ohio.

Krista Glenn, BS 2000,

was named director of marketing at ABC-Amega, a global commercial receivable management firm. Previously, she was marketing manager at Buffalo Lodging Associates for 10 years. Glenn resides in Amherst, N.Y.

James Dwyer, MD 2001,

is medical director of the emergency department at Northern Westchester Medical Center in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Most recently, he was associate director of emergency services for Nyack, N.Y. Dwyer resides in New City, N.Y.

Robert Hambrecht, BS 2001,

is senior project manager at AVCON Inc. in Orlando, Fla., where he specializes in airport design and construction. Hambrecht resides in Orlando.

Markus Messer, MS 2001,

is a research engineer at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG in Germany, where he specializes in structural dynamics. He also teaches a dynamics class at Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (University of Applied Sciences) in Freidberg, Germany. Messer lives in Bad Nauheim, Germany.

* Keith Parwulski, BS 2001 & AAS 1995,

joined the Buffalo branch of Summit Federal Credit Union as senior manager. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the banking and management field. Parwulski resides in Clarence Center, N.Y.

Kristy Berner, JD 2002 & MBA 2002,

is senior vice president and general counsel at First Niagara Financial Group Inc. She resides in Hamburg, N.Y.

* Timothy Dietrich, BS 2002,

is associate principal at Wendel, an architectural and engineering firm. He is a certified energy manager with more than 12 years’ experience in energy performance contracting. Dietrich lives in Henrietta, N.Y.

Kevin Majchrowicz, BS 2002,

earned his designation as a certified valuation analyst at Brock, Schechter & Polakoff LLP. He is also a certified information technology professional. Majchrowicz resides in Lancaster, N.Y.

S. Philip Unwin, JD 2002,

was designated as a Medicare set-aside certified consultant at Goldberg Segalla LLP. Unwin is also a special counsel for the firm and a member of its workers’ compensation practice group. He lives in Rochester, N.Y.

Ilana Lane, PhD 2003 & EdM 1994,

is president-elect of the New York State Association of Teacher Educators. She is employed at Medaille College as an associate professor and dean of the School of Education. Lane lives in Buffalo, N.Y.

* Jason Bird, BA 2004,

is a certified financial planner at the Williamsville, N.Y., office of New England Financial. A member of the UB Alumni Association board of directors and assistant basketball coach for The Park School of Buffalo, Bird has worked in financial services for more than seven years. He lives in Tonawanda, N.Y.

Felix Castro, BS 2004,

is a realtor for Citi Habitats in New York, N.Y., where he resides.

Todd Kashdan, PhD 2004 & MA 2000,

is recipient of the 2013 American Psychological Association’s distinguished scientific award for early career contributions to psychology in the area of individual differences. He lives in Centreville, Va.

Michael Klanac Jr., BS 2004,

is team leader for GripeO, a website and mobile application available to consumers and businesses. He resides in League City, Texas.

Wendy Manhardt, BS 2004,

has joined the architectural group at Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying PC. With more than nine years of professional experience in the architectural design field, Manhardt will work on concept designs at Erie County Medical Center. She lives in Buffalo. N.Y.

Norris Poleon, MBA 2004 & BS 2002,

is vice president at Engineered Facility Solutions in Buffalo, N.Y. and lives in East Amherst, N.Y.

Timothy McCorry, PhD 2005,

is president of the New York State Sociological Association. He is assistant professor of social sciences at Medaille College. McCorry resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

Kara Rafferty, BFA 2006,

is creative services associate at Carolee Jewelry, where she recently designed the firm’s signature textile pattern for tote bags, cosmetic bags and umbrellas sold at Bloomingdale’s. She resides in Fairfield, Conn.

Geanne Blazkow, JD 2007,

is an associate at the Buffalo office of Phillips Lytle law firm. She resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

Siobhan Counihan-McGee, BA 2007,

received the Rising Star Award from the Advertising Research Foundation during the foundation’s 2013 Re:think conference. Counihan-McGee was recently promoted to account manager at Keller Fay Group, where she has been working for the past four years. She resides in New Brunswick, N.J.

Gavin Fulmer, PhD 2007,

is assistant professor of curriculum, teaching and learning at Singapore’s National Institute of Education. Previously, he served as associate program director of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s division of research on learning. Fulmer lives in Singapore.

Sean Janis, BS 2007,

was promoted to studio architect on FarmVille 2 at Zynga Inc., where he works across engineering, art, and product and design disciplines. FarmVille 2 is Zynga’s first 3D social game and is played by 50 million monthly active users. He resides in Lafayette, Calif.

David P. Marcoux, MArch ’07 & BS ’05,

joined Foit-Albert Associates architectural group. He specializes in modern design within historically significant buildings. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y.

Joseph Salamon, DDS 2007,

was named the Nashville Area Dental Provider of the Year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Indian Health Service. Salamon serves as the chief dental officer based at the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Health Center. He resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

Mark Adler, CEL 2008, MA 1983, MBA 1982 & BA 1979,

is founder and president of Why Not Marketing LLC in Williamsville, N.Y. He lives in Williamsville.

* Jeremy Blecha, BS 2008,

is a supervising senior accountant at Tronconi Segarra & Associates. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y.

Lisa DeLucia, DDS 2008,

was winner of the Golisano Foundation 2012 Healthcare Leadership Award. In addition to her private practice in Webster, N.Y., she teaches pediatric dentistry residents at University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health. DeLucia resides in Rochester.

Dawn Odrzywolski, PMBA 2008 & BA 2004,

was promoted to chief compliance officer at Independent Health. She has more than nine years’ experience in the health insurance industry, and resides in West Seneca, N.Y.

Tyler Case, BS 2009,

is manager at The Bonadio Group, upstate New York’s largest provider of accounting, consulting and financial services. He resides in Gasport, N.Y.

Mary Curr, BS 2009,

is an accountant at The Bonadio Group. She lives in Buffalo, N.Y.

Abbey Hendrickson, MFA 2009,

is the new executive director of the Tioga County Council of the Arts. Previously, Hendrickson was an instructor in the art department at Mansfield University, as well as program director at Western New York Book Arts Collaborative in Buffalo, N.Y. She lives in Owego, N.Y.

James O’Shea, JD 2009,

was named a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Empire State Council list. An associate at Hancock Estabrook LLP, O’Shea is licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court. He lives in Syracuse, N.Y.

Michael Reyen, JD 2009 & MA 2009,

joined the real estate and finance practice group in the Buffalo office of Hodgson Russ LLP. His prior experience includes national law firm associate and bank officer and senior auditor. Reyen lives in Kenmore, N.Y.

Kevin Wolfe, BS 2009,

joined the Dallas, Texas, office of SmartWatt Energy as a project engineer. He will be responsible for multi-measure energy-efficiency projects. Previously, he was electrical process engineer at Lockheed Martin. Wolfe resides in Dallas.

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Megan Anderson, MS 2010,

was promoted to accountant at The Bonadio Group, upstate New York’s largest provider of accounting, consulting and financial services. She lives in Fairport, N.Y.

Scott Donnelly, BS 2010,

has been named experienced assistant at The Bonadio Group. He lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Joshua Gardner, MArch 2010 & BS 2008,

joined Foit-Albert mAssociates, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying, PC. He will begin work with the architectural design team on the new UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Science building to be constructed in downtown Buffalo. Gardner resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Kristin Kimball, BS 2010,

has been promoted from experienced assistant to accountant at The Bonadio Group. She lives in Buffalo, N.Y.

Peter Winkelstein, EMBA 2010 & MD 1990,

was appointed executive director of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ Institute for Healthcare Informatics. Winkelstein is also UB professor of pediatrics, chief medical informatics officer for UBMD and former chief of the division of general pediatrics. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y.

* Jay Jerose, BS 2011,

staff accountant at Testone, Marshall & Discenza LLP, earned his certified public accountant license. He resides in Liverpool, N.Y.

Michael Klemens, MS 2011,

is a certified public accountant at Brock, Schechter & Polakoff LLP, where he works on a variety of attestation and taxation engagements. He resides in Canandaigua, N.Y.

*Harshal Prakash Patankar, MS 2011,

received a master of engineering degree in acoustics from Pennsylvania State University. He resides in State College, PA.

* A. Peter Snodgrass, JD 2011,

was named managing attorney at Collins & Collins Attorneys. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y.

Joseph Emminger, JD 2012 & BA 2009,

is an associate at Walsh, Roberts & Grace. He resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

Lauren Fish, JD 2012 & MBA 2012,

was named an associate at Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP, a full-service corporate law firm. She will be involved in business, corporate governance, health care, tax and not-for-profit matters. Fish is also on the board of directors for Lawyers for Learning, a volunteer program aimed at partnering members of the legal community with at-risk students. She lives in Amherst, N.Y.

Michael Logan, JD 2012 & MBA 2012,

is an associate attorney at Hodgson Russ’s real estate and finance practice group in the firm’s Albany, N.Y., office. He focuses his practice on financings for municipalities, school districts and for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Logan lives in Niskayuna, N.Y.

Jake Thorsen, BA 2012,

is serving a 10-month term in the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program. Thorsen resides in Pequea, Pa.

Evan Wopperer, MS 2012,

is assistant for the commercial team within The Bonadio Group at its Buffalo location. Previously, he was accounting assistant for Paul D. Voytovich, CPA, CFP. Wopperer resides in Hamburg, N.Y.

Karlie Beil, BS 2013,

was named traffic coordinator at Travers Collins, a Buffalo marketing communications agency. She will manage the agency’s work within the creative department. Beil resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

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