Myers Named President of UB Engineering Alumni Association

By Mary Beth Spina

Release Date: December 19, 2000

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Theodore A. Myers, a 1981 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been elected president of the UB Engineering Alumni Association.

An environmental engineer with the New York State Department of Energy Conservation, Division of Water, Myers received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He lives in Buffalo.

Other officers are Andy Sarantapoulas, B.S. '98, of Kenmore, an engineer with Praxair Inc., vice president; Stephen Buechi, B.S. '93, M.Eng. '95, of West Seneca, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, treasurer; Louis A. Picciano, B.S. '65, of Depew, secretary, and Robert E. Barnes, M.S. '76, Ph.D. '84, of Amherst, associate dean of SEAS, school liaison.

Elected faculty advisors emeritus were Howard E. Strauss, M.S. '54, and William W. Swenson, M.B.A., '63, both of Williamsville.

Kervin P. Lajoie, B.S. '01, of Buffalo, president of the UB Engineering Student Association, was named to the engineering alumni board.

Also elected to the board were Craig M. Forget, B.S. '92, M.S. '96, of Buffalo, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Ronald D. Koczaja, B.S. '70, of Buffalo, Erie County Health Department; John J. Jondle, M.S. '69, of Clarence; Anthony Markut, B.S. '79, of Depew, U.S. Postal Service; Richard Rink, B.S. '80, of Hamburg, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Water; James J. Devald, B.S. '70, of Lockport, Niagara County Health Department, and Michelle Rhodes, B.S. '99, of Lockport, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Also, Stephen J. Golyski, B.S. '73, M.S. '81, of North Tonawanda, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Alan J. Zylinski, B.S. '89, M.Eng. '94, of Orchard Park, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Air; Jonathan E. Kolber, B.S. '72, M.S. '74, of Tonawanda, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Fred Meli, B.S. '76, of Tonawanda; James D. Boyle, B.S. '78, of West Seneca, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Joseph S. Testa, B.S. '57, of Williamsville.