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1980s Classnotes

Michele Tussing Callaghan, B.A. 1980, works for National Geographic. She lives outside of Washington, DC, with her husband, Dennis, and two children, Daniel and Emily.

Bonnie Martin Collins, M.S.W. 1980, Ed.M. 1967 & B.A. 1963, is a marriage and family counselor at Bonnie Collins and Associates in Hamburg, NY. She is the coauthor of Healing for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, a manual for therapists using a 12-session group treatment program.

Sally D. Abell, B.S. 1981, has been elected president of the Buffalo Chapter of the New York Society of Securities Analysts for the 1998-99 term. She resides in Buffalo, NY, and Crescent Beach, Canada.

Craig R. Selinger, B.S. 1981, is a senior project manager at IBM's telecommunications and media solutions division in Hawthorne, NY, and is currently managing the development and deployment of Internet solutions worldwide. He recently filed his eighth patent and has published four research papers. He received a master's of science in computer engineering from Syracuse University in 1985, and is currently completing a master's of science in computer science at Pace University in downstate New York. He is happily married "with five wonderful children."

Ting Wang, M.S. 1981, received the George Westinghouse Silver Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers this past August. He is a full-time professor at Clemson University in Clemson, SC, and was honored for his high-level technical expertise and leadership relating to gas turbine technology, as well as his contributions as an educator, researcher, consultant and member of various International Gas Turbine Institute committees. He is a resident of Anderson, SC.

Terry Owens, B.S. 1982, has been appointed vice president of sales at Microwave Filter Company in East Syracuse, NY. In his new position, he will continue to develop new domestic and international markets and manage the sales staff. Sales manager for the past three years at Microwave Filter, he previously worked for Lawer Precision Corp. in Utica and for Anaren Microwave of East Syracuse. He has done graduate work toward an M.B.A. at Chapman University in Orange, CA.

Jocelyn A. Alaimo, M.F.A. 1983 and John P. Kacprowicz Jr., B.F.A. 1984, have been living in Nashville, TN, since September 1986, where they have their own music studio. Together they have about 180 voice, guitar and piano students. John recently received a master's degree in special education from Tennessee State University and is continuing a graduate assistantship.

David C. Christian, B.S. 1983, has been promoted to design division director in the Weapons Simulation Department in the U.S. Navy. He also teaches math and computer science courses at Charles County Community College in La Plata, MD, and has been accepted into the computer science graduate program at George Washington University. He and his wife, Michelle, recently celebrated the birth of their son, Geoffrey Anders Christian.

Thomas Rizzo, J.D. 1983 & B.S. 1948, has come out of retirement to join his son, Tom Jr., in creating a CD of the hits of the 1940s "that is as fresh and vibrant as anything on the current music scene." A resident of Kenmore, NY, he has decided to return to the music business and will be performing in jazz clubs.

John G. Ramsay, Ph.D. 1984, was appointed as Carleton College's first Hollis L. Caswell Professor of Educational Studies. He will also serve as the college's first Humphrey Doermann Professor of Liberal Learning. He teaches courses in Carleton's educational studies department and serves half-time as coordinator of the college's learning and teaching center.

William M. Krone, Ed.D. 1985, Ed.M. 1975 & B.A. 1972 and Martha G. Krone, Ed.M. 1975, recently celebrated the B'nai Mitzvah of their triplets, Rachel, Greg and Matt. William is principal of Williamsville North High School in Williamsville, NY; Martie is an eighth-grade teacher at Heim Middle School, also in Williamsville.

Jan T. B. Skorstad-Nezdara, B.S. 1985, is president and CEO of Ausonius Holding AS, the largest orthopedic health-care company in Norway. He also holds a master of management degree from the Norwegian School of Management BI and a master of science degree in business from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration NHH.

Mark A. Harbold, Ph.D. 1986 & M.A. 1979, chair of the division of humanities and associate professor of music at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL, has been chosen to hold the Genevieve Staudt Endowed Chair for five years.

Riyaz Hassanali, M.D. 1986, is involved in an exchange program as a member of the International Medical Relief organization of Western New York. The program is designed to bring physicians from Third World countries to Buffalo for additional training and to send local doctors overseas to work in countries where decent health-care options do not exist.

Alfonso Pompa, M.B.A. 1987, is the general director for the Campus Sonora Norte of the ITESM, the largest private university in Mexico.

Scott P. Stiglicz, B.S. 1987, has been promoted to director of sales and marketing, Europe, for the Bell and Howell Scanner Division. He has relocated to London as part of a two-year work assignment and is responsible for all activities related to the Bell and Howell scanner business in Europe. Bell and Howell, headquartered outside of Chicago, IL, manufactures a complete line of high-speed document scanners that are used in high-volume electronic imaging applications worldwide.

Anthony J. Tolbert, B.A. 1987, is the vice principal of Hughes Magnet School, which is part of the Syracuse (NY) City School District.

David E. Benton, Ed.M. 1988 & B.A. 1987, recently finished first in a Buffalo Cycling Club time trial. He is a competitive cyclist with Team Champion of the Buffalo Cycling Club, where he rides between 120 and 150 miles a week. He is a guidance counselor at Amherst Central High School in Amherst, NY.

Mark P. Dibble, B.A. 1988, U.S. Navy lieutenant, recently reported for duty at Fitting Out and Supply Support Assistance Center, Naval Supply Center in Norfolk, VA.

Gustavo A. Lima, M.Arch. 1988, has been appointed vice president of Cannon in Grand Island, NY. He has been with the architectural and engineering firm for ten years, and has a background in both architectural practice and construction management.

Michael D. Rudolph, B.A. 1988, an attorney in Tampa, FL, is proud to announce the formation of Rudolph and Quezon. The firm's practice involves personal injury, NFL and CFL player representation, real estate, workers' compensation and disability. He is also proud to announce his marriage to Melanie A. Graibus in August 1998, in Breckenridge, CO.

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