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1960s

P. Michael Terlecky, BA 1965, retired as president of Frontier Technical Associates Inc. Terlecky also retired from the University at Buffalo in 2013 after 40 years as an adjunct professor. He is a certified professional hydrogeologist and continues as the principal at Hydro-Geo Ltd. Terlecky lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

1970s

Allen Wright, BA 1971, retired from the Maine Department of Corrections after 38 years of service as a juvenile and adult probation/parole officer. He now works part time as a cashier for Hannaford Supermarket. Wright resides in Saco, Maine.

Paul Klein, BS 1976, was promoted to the new position of executive vice president, chief information and strategy officer at Rich Products Corporation. Klein joined Rich Products in 1995 and has served as senior vice president, chief process and information officer since 1999. He lives in East Amherst, N.Y.

Robert Fleming, JD 1978, was appointed to the board of directors at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. Fleming is of counsel at Hodgson Russ in the corporate practice group, the founder and director emeritus of the City Honors School Foundation and a founder of the Buffalo Public Schools Foundation. He also serves on the board of CEPA Gallery and is a practicing artist. Fleming resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

James Tyrpak, BA 1978, qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table, a global, independent association of more than 49,500 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals. He lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

1980s

Barbara King, BFA 1980, exhibited the installation “Ribbon Meditations” in the narthex of St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan. The idea for this intersection of American culture, politics and spirituality came from the yellow ribbon-shaped magnets that appeared on the rear fenders of cars in support of U.S. troops during the Iraq War. She resides in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.

David Schlein, BS 1980, a partner at Lumsden McCormick Financial Services, accepted the Two Diamond Eagle status recognition on behalf of his company at the 2016 1st Global National Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. It was the ninth consecutive year the firm was honored with this distinction. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y.

James Conenello, BFA 1982, joined Long Island University’s leadership team as chief communications officer. He resides in Northport, N.Y.

Gwen Nichols, MD 1983, was appointed chief medical officer of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the largest voluntary health agency dedicated to fighting blood cancer. She lives in New York, N.Y.

Christine Koniarczyk, BS 1984, joined Dopkins & Company LLP as a supervisor in the firm’s tax advisory group. Koniarczyk concentrates her practice on tax, accounting consulting and compliance services for high-net-worth individuals and closely held businesses. She resides in Lancaster, N.Y.

Henry Hilska, BA 1986, is managing principal of Convexity Solutions, a business-consulting firm focused on process transformation and regulatory initiatives using emerging technologies. Hilska has spent the past 30 years working within the capital markets industry. He lives in the Bronx, N.Y.

Paul Eusanio, BA 1989, was appointed a director and shareholder at Arcara Zucarelli Lenda & Associates. Prior to joining the firm, Eusanio managed his own outsourced CFO consulting firm, which later merged with Arcara Zucarelli Lenda & Associates. He resides in Orchard Park, N.Y.

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1990s

Matthew Genova, BA 1990, started NEXT ACT Franchise Advisors, a consulting firm dedicated to helping people explore the world of business ownership through franchising. He lives in Garden City, N.Y.

Ann Wegrzyn, MBA 1990 & BS 1985, was promoted to chief information officer of National Fuel Gas Company. Wegrzyn is a member of the UB Alumni Association board of directors. She resides in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Robin Selino, BS 1991, joined Arcara Zucarelli Lenda & Associates as senior manager. Selino was most recently the chief financial officer at Ceres Crystal Industries. She lives in Wheatfield, N.Y.

Beth Ann Bivona, BS 1993, was honored by Buffalo Business First with inclusion in the publication’s Legal Elite of Western New York 2016. Bivona is a partner at Barclay Damon’s Buffalo office. She resides in Clarence Center, N.Y.

William Dean, MArch 1994 & BPS 1991, professor in Alfred State’s Department of Architecture and Design, presented a jointly authored paper titled “Generating Discipline-Based Community Impact through Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration” as part of the 105th Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s Annual Meeting in Detroit, Mich. He lives in Avon, N.Y.

Ram Krishnamurthy, MS 1995, was appointed the 2017 chairman of the Semiconductor Research Corporation Technical Advisory Board (Circuit Design Thrust). Krishnamurthy is a senior principal engineer and research director of high-performance circuits research at Intel Corporation. He resides in Portland, Ore.

Timothy Taber, BS 1995, was named discipline leader of the asset management department at Barton & Loguidice. Taber is a member of the New York Water Environment Association, the Institute of Asset Management and the American Public Works Association. He lives in Manlius, N.Y.

2000s

Lake Effect Ice Cream

Erik Bernardi, EDM 2000, co-owner of Lake Effect Ice Cream in Lockport, has opened a second scoop shop on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo. Recently named one of the 11 best ice cream parlors in the state by Best Things New York, Lake Effect Ice Cream pays tribute to its local heritage with flavors such as loganberry, sponge candy and ice wine, among others. Bernardi lives in Lockport, N.Y.

Martin Boryszak, BS 2000, was named president and chief executive officer of Sisters of Charity Hospital. He will oversee both the hospital’s Main Street and St. Joseph campuses. Boryszak has served as the hospital’s chief operating officer since 2014. He resides in Lake View, N.Y.

Adam Cummings, BS 2002, was named senior managing engineer in the asset management department at Barton & Loguidice. Cummings is a registered professional engineer in New York and Pennsylvania, as well as a board certified environmental engineer. He is also a committee chairman and board member of the New York Water Environment Association. Cummings lives in North Chili, N.Y.

Dustin Clark, BS 2004, was named managing engineer of the wastewater department at Barton & Loguidice. Clark is a registered professional engineer in New York and a member of both the National Association of Corrosion Engineers and the New York Rural Water Association. He resides in Adams Center, N.Y.

Sara Burneal, BA 2007, was honored with a 2017 Success Academy Excellence Award. A fourth-grade special education teacher at Success Academy Williamsburg, Burneal won the Teacher Growth Award, which recognizes teachers who have exhibited the most significant progress in achieving classroom-wide excellence since the start of the school year. She lives in Astoria, N.Y.

Hemanth Satyanarayana, BS 2007, is founder and managing director of Imaginate, a virtual- and augmented-reality company based in the United States and India. He resides in Santa Clara, Calif.

2010s

Lisa Petronio, BS 2010, joined Strategic Retirement Partners (SRP) as part of her work at Walsh Duffield. Petronio currently manages Walsh Duffield’s retirement plan consulting business and will be focused on growing the existing practice in collaboration with SRP. She lives in Tonawanda, N.Y.

Deanna Dobson, BS 2011, was named a recipient of Harris Corporation’s Ten Under Ten award. The award honors emerging leaders—all within 10 years of obtaining their undergraduate degree—for their professional success and demonstrated leadership both at Harris and within their communities. She resides in Rochester, N.Y.

Matthew Gellert, DDS 2011 & BS 2007, joined Inspire Dental Group’s Amherst, N.Y., office. Gellert is a member of Omicron Kappa Epsilon, the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association and the Eighth District Dental Society. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y.

Nevin Murchie, JD 2011 & BA 2005, achieved the designation of Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant from the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. Murchie owns his own law office and specializes in immigration, real estate and business law. He resides in Clarence, N.Y.

George Kalkowsky, BS 2013, was named engineer III within the wastewater department at Barton & Loguidice. He lives in Mohawk, N.Y.

Dominic Baranyi, MS 2014 & BS 2013, was named senior accountant in the audit department at Lumsden & McCormick LLP. Baranyi joined Lumsden McCormick in 2014 and serves various commercial businesses, exempt organizations, hospitals and employee-benefit plans. He resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

Candice Gregory, MSW 2014, began working for Rochester Regional Health as a primary therapist in the home-based crisis-intervention program. Gregory provides in-home therapy in Monroe County to families with youth at immediate risk of psychiatric hospitalization. She lives in Rochester, N.Y.

Christopher McGinley, EdD 2015 & PMCert 2010, was the recipient of the 2017 Leadership and Support Award from the School Administrators Association of New York State. McGinley is director of mathematics for the Williamsville Central School District. He resides in Amherst, N.Y.

Deanna Terlecky, MS 2016 & BS 2011, joined the Niagara County Department of Mental Health as a licensed social worker. Formerly with the Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers, she lives in Williamsville, N.Y.

Anthony Yuan, MS 2016 & BS 2015, joined Schunk, Wilson & Co. as a staff accountant in the accounting and tax section of the firm’s Buffalo office. He resides in Buffalo, N.Y.

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