Gina Scala Bachner ’49 is an Arethusa sister and resident of Wesley Nursing Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She considers 1945-1949—her time at SUNY Oswego— as “some of the best years of my life.”
Joseph Boskin ’51 of Belmont, Mass., is a professor emeritus of history and African-American Studies at Boston University. He has authored five books, edited six volumes and has written dozens of articles about American social history, pop culture, ethnicity and conflict. Throughout his career, he was the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards. At Oswego, he was involved in Sigma Gamma fraternity. He shared his “Homage to a Teacher,” which he wrote about his classmate, the late Melvin Bernstein ’51, in 1987.
The full text is available online at magazine.oswego.edu.
Donovan Russell ’64 M’69 of Moravia, N.Y., earned a Ph.D. from Cornell University. After managing organizations and programs in the U.S. and Canada, he worked as chief of development programs and country director for the Peace Corps, and as a development consultant for more than three decades in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He is the author of Right Before His Very Eyes: An Encounter with the Mysteries of Africa and Choosing a Career in International Development: A Guide to the Professions of International Development.
Robert W. Christmann ’67 of Grand Island, N.Y., is president of the National School Development Council, which represents non-profit educational service organizations with college/university affiliations. He serves as executive director of the New York State Leadership Group, with ties to SUNY Buffalo State, providing services to school districts.
Keith Gagnier ’69 of Washougal, Wash., is president of Pump Marketing Solutions LLC in Washougal.
Kathleen Agone Nastasi ’69 of Brewerton, N.Y., considers the Blizzard of ’66 to be among her favorite Oswego memories. She is married to Richard Nastasi ’68; they have two children and three grandchildren.
Francis Roy M’69 of New Hartford, N.Y., is a retired elementary school teacher and active member of the Tramp and Trail Hiking Club, the sheriff deputy Kurt B. Wyman Memorial committee and the Mohawk Valley St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital committee. He is also the Central New York Labor Council vice president, Utica Teachers Association delegate to the Central New York Labor Council and America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk union team competition chairman. He enjoys attending concerts and plays.
Susan Foote Wallace ’69 of Kila, Mont., is a retired teacher. She is also self-employed as a vintage/home decorator.
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Jo Anne Esposito Capucilli ’70 of Baldwinsville, N.Y., is a retired teacher for the North Syracuse Central School District. She and her family, including spouse Dennis, actively raise money and support student scholarships in the name of their son, David, who died of a rare form of cancer in 2013. She has also been active in civic and community volunteerism with the Baldwinsville Optimist Club, Everson Museum, Jenna Foundation for Non-Violence and Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Fund of CNY. She is a teacher and eucharistic minister at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Baldwinsville.
Donna Dicker Gority ’70 of Duncansville, Pa., is the first woman to be elected a Blair County (Pa.) commissioner, serving from 1984 to 2012. Her portrait now hangs in the Blair County Courthouse. In addition, the Donna D. Gority Servant Leadership Award was created in honor of her service, and in 2017, she was the first woman to receive the Central Blair Recreation Commission Respected Citizen Award. She and her husband, John, have two daughters.
James McCarthy ’70 of Oswego, N.Y., retired as a Supreme Court Justice after 30 years of service, effective Dec. 31, 2018. In February 2019, he was appointed to a five-year term as one of the 14 commissioners of the Joint Commission of Public Ethics for New York State by Assemblyman Brian Kolb, minority leader of the New York Assembly.
Paul Moskowitz ’71 of Shoreham, N.Y., is senior national security advisor at Idaho National Laboratory of the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C.
Chuck Pietra ’72 M’80 of Fayetteville, N.Y., is the civil CAD manager for C&S Companies in Syracuse, N.Y. He has over 30 years of experience with technology implementation and training, previously serving as technical applications manager at O’Brien and Gere.
Patricia Symonds Snell ’73 (right) of Kendall, N.Y., is an educator and author of Substitute Teacher Domain: Enter AtYour Own Risk. She has also written a tribute to college friend Christine Casterton ’73 (left) that you can read online in OSWEGO Magazine’s web exclusive content at magazine.oswego.edu.
Thomas Loughlin ’74 of Dunkirk, N.Y., is a distinguished professor emeritus of the State University of New York at Fredonia in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Andrew Wetzel ’74 of Mastic Beach, N.Y., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Aida Yacopi Wetzel ’73 have two children and four grandchildren. They enjoy camping, visiting national parks and traveling to New Mexico, Texas and many other states.
Benita Zahn ’76 was among the recipients of an Emmy Award at NewsChannel 13 in Albany, N.Y., for her work on a story about Korean War vet Red Parkinson in March 2018. She co-anchors NewsChannel 13 Live at 4, among many other roles. She is also a member of the Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Richard Collins ’77 of Olney, Md., is a senior consultant for Ashley Rountree & Associates in Washington, D.C.
David Dunn ’77, principal at Martha Brown Middle School in the Fairport (N.Y.) Central School District, was selected as the 2019 New York State Middle School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York State and the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
William Levonne ’77 of Binghamton, N.Y., is a programmer for the New York State Thruway Authority.
Michael Marciuliano ’77 of Staten Island, N.Y., is employed by the food preparation department of Wegmans Food Market.
Alfred Taddeo ’77 of Milton, Del., retired from Allstate Insurance Company in December 2018 after 37 years of service.
Richard Yanni ’77 of Garden City, N.Y., is director of RJ Yanni & Associates LLC.
Judith Simon Sabol ’78 of White Plains, N.Y., is a teacher in the Port Chester School District. She and her husband, Peter, have two children.
Paul Westfield ’78 of Eads, Tenn., is a captain and instructor evaluator for FedEx.
Regina Adams ’79 of Mechanicsville, Va., is a transfer advising coordinator at James Madison University. She and her husband, Mark Zanchelli ’78, have three children and one grandchild.
Alan Dafoe ’79 of Bloomington, Ind., retired as the director of the Hoosier Hills Career Center in Bloomington. He also had served at professorial rank at Indiana State University, Pittsburg State University in Kansas and the University of Kentucky.
Jean Garvey Dahlgren ’79 of Wilmington, Del., is president of Delaware College of Art and Design.
Liz Nanni Sara ’79 of Washington, D.C., is chair of the National Women’s Business Council, as appointed by U.S. President Donald J. Trump, to serve a three-year term. Liz is the founder and president of Best Marketing LLC. Previously, she played a principal role as co-founder of SpaceWorks, an eCommerce software company. She recently completed her term as the first female board chair of the Dingman Center of Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, where she is an adjunct professor.
Myrna Hogan Kennedy ’80of Hampstead, Md., was honored by the Maryland Bankers Association Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance with the 2019 Champion for Women Award. Myrna is senior vice president and senior commercial credit officer for Howard Bank in Baltimore, Md.
Paul Strasser ’81 of Leesburg, Va., is president of Brillient Corporation in Reston, Va.
Mark Vitali ’81 has received numerous Nationwide Insurance awards, including the Presidents Conference Award and the Champion Award. He is married to Mary Faith Sbaraglia Vitali ’82. Mark owns multiple Nationwide agencies in the Chapel Hill-Durham, N.C., area.
Brian Fogarty ’82 of East Northport, N.Y., is regional vice president for Allied Universal Security in New York City.
Robert Waters ’82 of Franklin, Tenn., is a transportation security officer for the Department of Homeland Security in Nashville. He has published his second eBook, The Prophetic Backbone.
“I have never felt so happy about an investment I’ve made, because that’s what I see the scholarship as—an investment in our future and a way to make an impact on someone else’s life. I can honestly say this is one of the MOST FULFILLING charitable contributions I have ever made in my life.”
Jim Murrell ’83 of Torrance, Calif., is a broker for JK3 Yachts in Torrance.
Yolanda Robinson ’83 of White Plains, N.Y., is director of executive operations for New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Yolanda has also worked extensively in television and radio as a reporter/anchor for News 12 Westchester (N.Y.), as well as a radio talk show host at WJAZ-FM, WFAS-AM/FM and WBLS/WLIB. She was also a spokesperson for the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. She has received numerous awards for her work in the community. She was chosen as one of Westchester’s Ten Most Influential Blacks by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester and Rockland Counties. She is a member of the historic sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha, Rotary Club of Larchmont and the New York City Police Department Auxiliary Police Department’s Citywide Traffic Taskforce. Yolanda also received Meritorious Service award from the U.S. Coast Guard. She is the proud mother of three children, Nicole, Jasmine and James Jr.
Kelley Flood ’84 of Constantia, N.Y., retired from SUNY Upstate Medical University after over 20 years of providing HIV social work services. She volunteers at Helping Hounds Dog Rescue.
Craig Karczmer ’84 of Lincoln Park, N.J., is executive director of Lantern Hill, a retirement community in New Providence, N.J.
Don Barr ’85of South Bend, Ind., is general sales manager for WNDU-TV.
Susan Eicher Hemmer ’85 is a retired teacher living in Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Ed Walch ’85 of Dumont, N.J., is customer service manager for ShopRite Supermarkets in Millburn, N.J.
Dorothy O’Connor Damone ’86 retired from the Department of the U.S. Army Civilian, where she had served since March 2009. In 1987, she had enlisted in the Army and completed active duty as a Sergeant First Class Counterintelligence Agent in 2007. Over the years she served in Germany, Turkey, Washington State, Florida and Arizona. She was honored at a Doctrine Retirement Luncheon in March 2019 and received the Superior Civilian Service Award. Dot’s military awards also include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Joint Service Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. She has been married to Patrick for 30 years; they have two children and four grandchildren.
Nancy Fichtman Dana ’86 M’88 was a finalist for Baylor University’s 2020 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award—with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000—presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. She earned a Ph.D. in elementary education from Florida State University in 1991 and taught in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Pennsylvania State University from 1992 to 2003. In 2003, she moved to University of Florida’s School of Teaching and Learning, where she serves as professor of education.
Allan DeCarlo ’86 M’95 CAS’03 and Bob Persichitti, who received a provisional certificate through SUNY Oswego in 1958 to teach vocational carpentry, traveled together to Iwo Jima in March 2019 to commemorate the World War II battle that Bob witnessed firsthand. Read more about their trip and their Laker friendship online at magazine.oswego.edu and on page 36.
Maria Dalessandro ’88 is a retail specialist for CBRE in Philadelphia, Pa. Prior to joining CBRE in 2016, she was a residential real estate agent for three years. She also previously worked for Resource Real Estate in Philadelphia.
Beth Plummer ’88 of Baldwinsville, N.Y., is senior vice president and chief revenue officer for Spectrum Reach. She holds an MBA from SUNY Empire State College.
Jeffrey P. Sikora ’88was presented the 2018 Quarter Century Operator Club Award by the New York Water Environment Association at its 91st annual Water Quality Technical Conference. Jeffrey, who is a 27-year member of the NYWEA Central Chapter, is the Auburn (N.Y.) wastewater treatment plant’s chief operator.
Michael Meiman ’89 of Richmond, Vt., is a master service technician for the University of Vermont Physical Plant in Burlington, Vt.
Mark Britz ’91 and Cynthia O’Neill Britz ’93 celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in September 2019. Mark and Cindy reside in Syracuse, N.Y., and have two children. Cindy is the development director at Vera House Inc., and Mark serves as the senior manager of programming at the eLearning Guild and as chief strategist for his consultancy, ThruWork.
Scott Duggleby ’91 of Cleveland, N.Y., is senior vice president and wealth management regional sales manager for Community Bank N.A. in Albany, N.Y. Previously, he was regional sales manager for Citizens Securities.
Michael Dunn ’91 of Pittsford, N.Y., is business development director for St. John’s Senior Services in Rochester, N.Y. He has a master’s degree in health services management and policy from The New School.
Karen Knapik-Scalzo ’91of East Syracuse, N.Y., is an associate economist for the New York State Department of Labor. Her son Kyle joined the SUNY Oswego Class of 2023 this fall.
Katie Kranze Million ’91of Minneapolis, Minn., is the director of Women’s National Team Programs for USA Hockey. Previously, she was the Western Collegiate Hockey Association vice president and women’s commissioner for three years. Katie also spent 17 years as the director of events for the Olympic Regional Development Authority in Lake Placid, N.Y. She manages the U18 National Team, U22 National Team and the Women’s National Team. She also sits on the board of directors at the United States Hockey Hall of Fame Museum.
Lynne Geoca Tempest ’91 of Pittsford, N.Y., is account director for Dixon Schwabl.
Richard Bush ’92 M’97 of Oswego was named 2018 Volunteer of the Year at the H. Lee White Maritime Museum in Oswego for his dedication, program activities and efforts at both the museum and the J. Richard Pfund Boating Center. Rich is a technology professor at SUNY Oswego and has dedicated many hours teaching the center’s Family Boat Building program for more than 13 years, building exhibits both at the museum and for the New York State Fair. He and his wife, Diane Kruse Bush ’92 M’99, served as challengers in the college’s Oct. 24 Giving Challenge.
Christina Leigh Docteur ’93 of Liverpool, N.Y., is director of Proposal Support Services for the Office of Research at Syracuse University.
Julie A. Bell ’94 of Oswego was appointed director of the Oswego County Human Resources department by the county legislature in May 2019. She has worked in the county’s HR office since 2009 as a human resources administrator.
Cheryl McGuigan Burgmaier ’94 is regional director in the Houston, Texas, office of Halbert Hargrove Global Advisors LLC. She has over 20 years of public and private accounting experience.
Myles A. Seidenfrau ’94of Voorhees, N.J., is counsel in the Stradley Ronon financial services litigation group. Previously, he served as senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Bank of America.
William Decaire ’95 of New Scotland, N.Y., is general counsel for the Bestpass company. Previously, William practiced law for more than 17 years as an attorney with Carter Conboy, where he served as outside general counsel for several Capital Region companies. He earned a juris doctorate from Albany Law School. William also serves on the associate board of directors for the St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation and the board of directors for the Voorheesville Baseball Club Inc.
Wendy Adamkoski ’96 of Broadalbin, N.Y., is a vocal instructor for Vocal Image Music Studios in Broadalbin. Her oldest child joined the Class of 2023 this fall.
Heather Cornelius Edwards ’96 of Bayport, N.Y, is the executive director of Allied Foundation Inc.
Aaron Mentkowski ‘96is chief meteorologist at WKBW-TV in Buffalo, N.Y. He earned a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society. Aaron is also an adjunct professor of meteorology at Jamestown Community College and Buffalo State College. He serves as a forensic meteorologist for various law firms. Aaron is an inductee into the North Tonawanda (N.Y.) High School Wall of Fame. He has been nominated for Best Local Weatherman in Buffalo’s Art Voice magazine, and has been featured on LIVE with Regis and Kelly.
Ed Randolph ’96 of Slate Hill, N.Y., was featured on a July 2019 episode of the television show Chopped, airing on the Food Network. After working in the corporate world for 20 years, Ed launched his BBQ brand, Handsome Devil BBQ, which won six state championship awards in six states and the Food Network’s New York City Wine & Food Festival award. Ed has also authored a cookbook, Smoked.
Pamela Oathout Wickes ’96 of Schenectady, N.Y., is founder and principal of Wickes Forensic Accounting & Consulting LLC in Clifton Park, N.Y. Previously she worked at CPA firms with a focus on forensic accounting. She and her husband have three children.
Dawn Kostoroski Metott ’97 M’01 is clinical director for the Child Advocacy Center in Oswego. She is a licensed mental health counselor. She previously worked as youth activities coordinator for Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, and most recently as the prevention service school supervisor for Farnham Family Services.
Kelly Rubley ’97 M’00 CAS’06 traded a career as a middle school science teacher and administrator to become a thoroughbred horse racing trainer who vied to become the first female trainer to win the Preakness in 2019 with Alwaysmining. When she decided to leave education, Kelly took a job fox hunting on a farm in Unionville, Pa., before finding her way to Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., where she became an exercise rider for Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Barclay Tagg in 2009. Today, Kelly trains a string of about 40 horses.
Jason T. Serrano ’97of New York City is president of New York Mortgage Trust Inc. Prior to joining the company, Jason was a partner and a managing director at Oak Hill Advisors LP. Prior to joining OHA, he served as a principal at the Blackstone Group and vice president at Fortress Investment Group.
Keith Washo ’97 of Apex, N.C., is producer for a musical entertainment production in the Raleigh-Durham area called The L.O.V.E. Show.
Jason Ostrowe ’98 of Merrick, N.Y., earned a Ph.D. in criminal justice from the City University of New York.
Scott Tucker ’99of Spartanburg, S.C., is the women’s lacrosse coach for Limestone College, where he achieved his 300th coaching victory in 2019. Prior to his time with Limestone, Scott coached the Oswego State women’s lacrosse team for two seasons. He is a former men’s lacrosse player for the Lakers.
Justin Wiedrick ’99 M’05of Westernville, N.Y., teaches 6th grade mathematics at Adirondack Central School in Boonville, N.Y. Justin achieved National Board Certification status from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in December 2018.
Jeramy Clingerman ’00 M’04 of Waterloo, N.Y., is superintendent of the Seneca Falls (N.Y.) School District.
Mark Popp ’01of Syracuse, N.Y., is a financial advisor for the Smith/Holowinski Wealth Advisory Group at Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC. Mark is a certified public accountant with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Michael Kanick ’02and his wife, Elizabeth, welcomed David Francis Paul Kanick on Jan. 8, 2019. He joins siblings Evelyn and Thomas.
Jill Cotter ’03 of Rochester, N.Y., earned a master’s degree in higher education from the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester, with a concentration in academic advising and career counseling. She is a program support specialist for University of Rochester’s Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center.
Nicholas Orland ’03 is a board certified behavior analyst who works with children on the autism spectrum as the managing director of Autism Rocks: Autism Support Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in the applied behavior analysis program at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. See story on page 47.
Jennifer O’Connor Teepe ’03 of Albany, N.Y., is associate director of human resources for the New York State Office of General Services.
Megan Davis ’04 of Argyle, N.Y., is on the account service team for the Fingerpaint marketing agency in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Previously, Megan spent seven years as director of advancement communications and marketing for the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Laura Feeley Gilstrap ’04 of Tampa, Fla., is the founder of LG Nutrition Consulting for couples battling infertility. Additionally, Laura works as a clinical dietitian for critically ill, vent-dependent patients in the BayCare Hospital System. She and her husband have one daughter.
Kelly Palka Gallagher ’05 of Scotia, N.Y., is an editor for the Office of State Assessment of the New York State Department of Education. Previously, she worked for Guideposts Publications in Manhattan. She is married to Alan Gallagher ’03. Alan is a workforce programs specialist at the New York State Department of Labor. They have one son, Hudson.
Jessica Neal ’05 (fourth from right) is a Los Angeles Police Department officer and 2019 Public Service Award honoree of the Wilshire Rotary Club of Los Angeles, for going above and beyond the call of duty. Jessica joined the LAPD in 2007, and, during her 11-year career, she has received 44 commendations from the community and her superiors. During her tenure, she has worked a variety of assignments such as patrol, gangs and the juvenile unit. She is currently working Wilshire’s Division’s Domestic Abuse Response Team car, where her duties consist of investigating domestic violence restraining order violations, child concealment and domestic violence/family violence.
Amberly Rundell Bucci ’06 of Glens Falls, N.Y., is at the helm of Amberly Bucci Digital Marketing. Following graduation, she worked with national and worldwide brands, including Hilton, Samsung and Walt Disney World. Her campaigns have won two nationally recognized competitions—2018 Best Social Media Campaign—Interactive Marketing Awards and 2017 Best in Search/E-Commerce Campaign—U.S. Search Awards.
“There were very few people working in national media who were like me: I’m unapologetically black. I’m unapologetically feminist. I’m openly bisexual. I recognized I was part of the problem … I wasn’t challenging anyone on why we were representing LGBT experience as so cisgender, so white and so male. In order to succeed,I HAD TO BRING MY WHOLE SELF TO WORK, and once I did that,it set me free. I leveled up.”
Bob Metcalfe ’06 is an Irondequoit, N.Y., firefighter. After graduating with a meteorology degree, he was an on-air meteorologist for WDTV in Clarksburg, W.V., for 18 months, followed by three years at WROC-TV in Rochester, N.Y. Following his time on the air, he worked in sales and marketing before taking the firefighter civil service exam. As a firefighter, he has integrated his meteorology degree to develop programs and present at conferences on the topic of weather for fire, HAZMAT and emergency services. He is also the creator of The Firefighter Podcast.
Ryan Wilcox ’06of Ithaca, N.Y., is a case manager for the Learning Web Youth Outreach in Ithaca.
Trevor Backer ’07 lives in Portland, Ore., where he is a senior case manager for the Multnomah County Health Department.
Lindsey Abraham Williamson ’07 of Phelps, N.Y., is the senior graphic designer for the Office of Communications at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y.
Vanessa Cristaldi ’08 of Geneva, N.Y., is territory sales manager for Saand Company in the New York and New Jersey area.
Todd Franze ’08 M’13 is principal of Hampden Elementary School in the Cumberland Valley (Pa.) School District, effective July 1. Todd previously was an administrator in the Alexandria (Va.) City Public School District.
Lisa Lazzaro M’08is director of web development for Mower marketing, advertising and public relations agency in Syracuse, N.Y. Previously, she was a software engineer with Osmose Utilities Services Inc.
Michael Anderson ’09 of Monroe, La., is director of recruitment and admissions for Louisiana Delta Community College.
David Haas ’09 of Syracuse, N.Y., is executive director of Sarah’s Guest House for families of patients receiving medical care in Central New York. Previously, he managed several programs for adults with intellectual disabilities at Launch CNY. He holds a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Cortland.
Rosanne Luis-Wegman ’09 M’11 of Anchorage, Alaska, is a special education teacher at Clark Middle School in Anchorage.
Lindsey Haraden ’10 of Ballston Spa, N.Y., is the spokesperson and operations manager for her family’s fourth generation car dealership, Mohawk Honda, which celebrated 100 years of business in 2019.
Sydney Botts Lawton ’10of Latham, N.Y., is the community manager for the Pitney Bowes Customer Communities.
Craig Mazuchowski ’10 and Jessica Rainey Mazuchowski ’10 announce the birth of Robert Joseph Mazuchowski on Jan. 16, 2019. Jessica and Craig are educators, and the family lives in Rochester, N.Y.
Leah Paige ’10 of Syracuse, N.Y., is a project manager for Mower marketing and public relations agency in Syracuse. Previously, she was an account manager at Terakeet.
Cat Wilson ’10of Albuquerque, N.M., is an administrative assistant for Tax Therapy LLC in Albuquerque.
“The support that you get as a student and as a professional is unmatched. You don’t realize the EXPERIENCE AND EXPOSURE that Oswego gives you until you step outside into the real world.”
Shawn Bernstein ’11 of Englewood, Colo., is senior account manager at Cherry Creek Insurance Group in Greenwood Village, Colo.
Anthony Amen ’12 of Stony Brook, N.Y., is the owner of Redefine Fitness in Mount Sinai, N.Y.
Jessica Bagdovitz ’12 is an employee relations representative for CVS Health in Lincoln, R.I.
Christina Strauss ’12 M’15of Apple Valley, Calif., is a clinical social worker for A Greater Hope in Victorville, Calif.
Sam Hewitt ’13 is a buildings and grounds maintenance staff member and meteorologist for the Public Works Department in Durham, N.C.
Eric Miccio ’13 is head coach for the Onondaga Community College (Syracuse, N.Y.) men’s lacrosse program. Previously, Eric was head coach for Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. The OCC Lazers secured its third consecutive NJCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship, 12th in program history, in spring 2019.
Ben Noll ’13is a meteorologist at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in Auckland, New Zealand.
Zachary Gewelb ’14 is the Brooklyn Paper’s editor-in-chief. Previously, he served for a year as editor-in-chief of Schneps Media’s TimesLedger Newspapers. In addition to serving as the paper’s top editor, he also oversees the editorial operations of Schneps Media’s four Courier Life newspapers in the borough: the Park Slope Courier, Mill-Marine Courier, Bay News and Brooklyn Graphic.
Alexander Lykins ’14of Scotia, N.Y., is sustainability coordinator for Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. Alexander began working at Union in 2016 as a residence director. He also serves as the executive chair for Schenectady County Environmental Advisory Council; is on the board of directors for ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse of New York; is the capital region representative for New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education; and is the founder and CEO of SustainaBrew Consultancy. He earned an MBA degree in sustainability from Bard College in 2019.
John Larkin ’15 of Schenectady, N.Y., is a member of the 2019 recruitment class for the Schenectady Police Department.
Riley Ackley ’16 of Albany, N.Y., is senior media specialist for the New York State Assembly.
Grace Beard ’16 of Selden, N.Y., is a community health worker for REACH CNY Inc.in Syracuse, N.Y.
Amanda Clark ’16 is a senior brand manager for The Martin Group LLC in Buffalo, N.Y.
Steven Cox ’17 M’18 of Amsterdam, N.Y., is a staff member in Ernst & Young LLP’s assurance practice.
Nathan Crowell ’17 of Columbus, Ohio, is pursuing a law degree at Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. He is also an intern for Disability Rights Ohio.
Ugonna Duru ’17 of Bronx, N.Y., is accounts payable/bookkeeper for Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers.
Shelby Gallaro ’17 of Rochester, N.Y., is a prevention and education advisor for Monroe Community College in Rochester.
Ryan Kanavy ’17 of Syracuse, N.Y., is a marketing associate for Loretto Health in Syracuse, where he previously served as a marketing intern.
Ashante McLeod-Perez ’17 is a meteorologist for WKBW-TV in Buffalo, N.Y., where she is on air as Michelle McLeod. Previously, she worked at WWNY in Watertown, N.Y.
Brandon Woolfolk ’17 left his position as station manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car at the Syracuse (N.Y.) Hancock International Airport in July to become student involvement advisor at SUNY Oswego.
Kirby Socker ’18 (right) is a field production assistant for The Late Late Show with host James Corden, who surprised her with an on-air appearance on the late-night TV show in June for a game called “Late Late Live Tinder.” Like the dating app Tinder, she had to swipe left or right for eligible dates—who were standing in front of her, in person—while Corden added fun commentary.
James Dylan Furney ’18 of Rome, N.Y., is a commercial real estate salesperson in the Utica, N.Y., offices of Cushman & Wakefield/Pyramid Brokerage Company.
Leea Sinay ’18 is head women’s lacrosse coach for Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, N.Y. The OCC women’s team has made several NJCAA National Championship appearances.
Vince Walker ’18 of Dryden, N.Y., is a junior copywriter for Pinckney Hugo Group in Syracuse, N.Y.
Chris Wells ’18 is a data scientist for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
Kass Paulo ’19 of Baldwinsville, N.Y., is a reporter for Oswego County Today.
Matthew Seymour ’19 of Dryden, N.Y., is pursuing a master’s degree at SUNY Albany.
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