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People of Note
Steven R. Keeler, B.A. 1977
Malcolm L. Kushner, B.A. 1974
Amy Williams, Ph.D. 1999 & M.M. 1996
Shaheer H. Khan, Ph.D. 1990


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1970s Classnotes

Paul T. Greninger, B.A. 1971, has published a second paper entitled "Tape Helix Perturbation Including 3-D Dielectrics for TWTs" in the January 2001 edition of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Journal. The paper focuses on finding phase velocity and coupling impedance in a TWT using a perturbation technique that accounts for the distribution of dielectrical material. He is a former employee at General Atomics Corporation in San Diego, CA, and now lives in Santa Fe, NM.

William C. Sternfeld, M.D. 1971, was sworn in as the 2002-2003 president-elect of the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) in May 2002. He has a general surgery practice in Toledo, OH. Previously, he served as treasurer and president of the Academy of Medicine of Toledo & Lucas County, delegate and specialty delegate to the OSMA’s auditing and appropriations committee and alternate on the Ohio delegation to the American Medical Association. Sternfeld is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), a member of the Toledo Surgical Society and the Ohio chapter of the ACS, where he is serving his second term as governor-at-large. He lives in Sylvania, OH.

Janet E. Goldberg-McErney, B.A. 1972, is a shareholder in the firm of Macfarlane, Ferguson & McMullen in Tampa, FL, where as an attorney she specializes in representing employers in labor and employment-related matters. Board-certified in labor and employment law, Goldberg-McErney spoke at a recent Lorman Education Services Seminar on the Fair Labor Standards Act and issues connected with the Family and Medical Leave Act. She resides in Tampa.

Lanny S. Liebeskind, B.S. 1972, has been awarded the 2002 Charles H. Herty Medal from the Georgia section of the American Chemical Society. This solid gold medallion recognizes the work and service of outstanding chemists who have significantly contributed to their chosen fields. He is the senior associate dean for science and research at Emory University, where he formed the faculty science council of Emory College to stimulate and facilitate faculty-driven initiatives in teaching and scholarship. He lives in Atlanta, GA.

Myron A. Thompson, Ph.D. 1973, Ed.M. 1969 & B.A. 1967, has been appointed to the board of governors of the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden. The World Maritime University operates under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization and serves students from more than 140 countries and territories. Along with this new position, Thompson will continue to serve as associate provost and executive director of the Graduate School at UB. He resides in Clarence, NY.

Robert A. Doren, J.D. 1975 & B.S. 1972, a lawyer with Bond, Schoeneck & King, provides counseling and assistance to employers in the administration of personnel labor relations policies, both union and nonunion. He is involved in all phases of representation before state and federal agencies, including the federal and state Departments of Labor, the Office of Safety and Health Administration and Review Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance. Since 1988, Doren has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America. He lives in Williamsville, NY.

Arthur A. Herdzik, J.D. 1975 & B.A. 1972, an attorney/partner with Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer, Monte & Pajak, was selected by the New York State Bar Association to serve as the statewide overall planning chair of a seminar held throughout New York State in Fall 2002. Entitled "The Basics of Trial Practice: After the Verdict—Remaining Issues, Decisions and Procedures," the seminar addressed post-trial issues and decisions. Herdzik chaired and presented at the October 2000 seminar, which concerned "The Basics of Discovery in New York—Statutes, Case Law and Practical Pointers." Herdzik is an invited member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is also a member of the Bar Association of Erie County, where he previously served as chair of the negligence committee. In addition, he serves as treasurer of the Lions Club of Lancaster, NY, where he resides.

David M. Zebro, M.B.A. 1975, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the First Niagara Financial Group and First Niagara Bank. He is principal of Strategic Investments & Holdings, a Buffalo-based holding company that purchases and manages operating companies throughout the United States. Zebro has more than 25 years’ experience in the areas of finance, operations, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. He is the chair of the board of trustees of Goodwill Industries of Western New York and chair of the board of directors for the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. Additionally, Zebro serves on the boards of the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care and for several private companies. He lives in East Amherst, NY.

Dennis C. Galluzzo, B.S. 1976, was installed in June 2002 as president-elect of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York. He resides in Amherst, NY.

Warren R. Graham, B.A. 1976, is a partner in the law firm of Duval & Stachenfeld in New York, NY, where he focuses his practice predominantly in the field of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization. He lives in New York, NY.

Charles V. Neal, B.S. 1976, was awarded a 2002 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is among the more than 100 teachers, librarians and professional service employees in the SUNY system who were cited for excellence in performing their duties. Since 1977, Neal has been a faculty member at Alfred State College, where he teaches accounting courses in the business technologies department and serves as an academic advisor. He lives in Wellsville, NY.

Gail L. Pruett, M.S. 1976 & B.S. 1969, is director of nursing education and practice at the North Carolina Nurses Association in Raleigh, NC. She is the creator of "Decade of the Nurse," which educates consumers, nurses and members of other disciplines about the scope and breadth of nursing as a way to attract new people to the nursing profession and retain those now serving. This idea was endorsed by Pruett’s colleagues and was signed into law by North Carolina Governor Michael F. Easley in January 2001. Additionally, she has begun work on the "Nurse Visibility Project," which will promote nursing accomplishments in university publications, including those at UB, as well as those at other institutions. Pruett resides in Durham, NC.

Deborah J. Goodrich, B.S. 1977, director of admissions and enrollment at Alfred State College, has been reelected a college delegate to the New York State Association for College Admissions Counseling. As a delegate, she has responsibility for the business of the national organization, including the election of officers. Goodrich is involved in the Western New York Consortium of Higher Education as chair of its guidance counselor tour program committee. Other memberships include the SUNY College Admissions Professionals, the New York State Association of College Admissions Counselors and the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association. She lives in Alfred Station, NY.

Deborah A. Meadows, B.A. 1977, a teacher at California Polytechnic State University, has had a volume of poetry published by Green Integer Books. Meadows’s poems have appeared in dozens of literary publications, including American Letters & Commentary and Chain. She has also had her poems translated into Spanish and published in such publications as Los Rollos Del Mal Muerto and Azoteas, the newly launched journal of literary arts in Cuba. She resides in Pasadena, CA.

Leonard M. Tenzer, B.A. 1977, has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing for the urology department of Watson Pharmaceuticals. In this position, he will be responsible for managing sales and marketing activities related to Watson’s urology product portfolio. Before joining Watson, Tenzer worked for 19 years in sales and marketing for Pharmacia/Searle. He resides in Deerfield, IL.

Martin I. Klauber, B.A. 1978, has joined the PrivateBank & Trust Company of Chicago, IL, a unit of PrivateBancorp Inc., as an associate managing director. In this position, he will serve North Shore clients from the bank’s Lake Forest, IL, office. Before joining the PrivateBank & Trust Company, Klauber was vice president of commercial banking at American National Bank & Trust Company in Chicago. He has been managing and serving commercial relationships on the North Shore and in Chicago for more than 14 years and has extensive experience in real estate lending, condominium association lending and commercial and industrial banking. He lives in Grey Lake, IL.

Joseph M. Klimek, B.S. 1978, senior manager at Lumsden & McCormick, has been appointed to the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ government auditing and accounting committee. He will bring more than 20 years of experience in auditing, consulting and accounting at all levels of government. Klimek has received the Government Accounting & Auditing Certificate of Educational Achievement from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is a member of the AICPA’s Association of School Business Officials and the Government Finance Officers Association. He also serves on the Town of Amherst (NY) Ice Facility Oversight Committee. He is an Amherst resident.

James J. Tyrpak, B.A. 1978, attended the meeting of the prestigious 2002 Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), June 23-26, 2002 in Nashville, TN. A Western New York business leader and 11-year MDRT member, Tyrpak was among approximately 6,000 Round Table members, special guests and speakers from more than 50 nations who attended. Subjects of vital concern to those in the life insurance and financial services business were topics of discussion at this 75th anniversary meeting. Tyrpak is a member of Desmon, Kohnstamm & Tyrpak in Williamsville, NY, where he also resides.

Bennett S. Vogelman, M.D. 1978 & B.A. 1974, has received the Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Vogelman was one of ten award recipients chosen from a field of more than 7,500 directors of graduate medical education programs. He is senior associate chair of the department of medicine at the University of Wisconsin, where he is an infectious disease specialist. He lives in Madison, WI.

Gary A. Giovino, M.S. 1979, a tobacco control specialist, has received the Doll/Wynder Award, presented every three years and geared toward research in tobacco and the consequences of smoking. Giovino, who received a $2,000 honorarium as part of the award, is a senior research scientist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. He also serves as a research professor in the department of social and preventive medicine in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He lives in Buffalo.

David H. Levinson, Ph.D. 1979 & M.A. 1975, was honored for his ground–breaking Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment at an April 2002 reception at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, NY. More than 1.5 million words long and weighing 16 pounds, the work contains almost 500 entries from authors from 16 countries. Contributors include law enforcement officers, criminal justice professionals, attorneys, scholars and international experts. Levinson’s research and writing in criminal justice focuses on violence in families, homelessness, substance abuse and religious and ethnic relations. He resides in Great Barrington, MA.

Elizabeth C. Teviotdale, B.A. 1979, has been appointed assistant director of the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University. She is the former assistant curator of manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA. She lives in Kalamazoo, MI.

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