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Keith Anderson (MS) writes that he was inducted into the Idaho Engineering Hall of Fame.


Paul Olscamp (PhD), former president of Western Washington University and Bowling Green State University, was recommended for the interim president’s position at Mayville State University in Bismarck, N.D.


John Zabriskie (PhD), president of Lansing Brown Investments, was appointed to the board of directors of BioSource International of Camarillo, Calif.


Daniel Litynski (MS) was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Western Michigan University. A retired brigadier general with a background in high-tech research, he was previously dean of Western Michigan’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


Paul Horn (PhD), IBM’s senior vice president for research, was one of five technology experts on a Time magazine panel who discussed the future of technology in the June issue. He cited an IBM initiative to develop "autonomic computing," a network equivalent to the body’s autonomic nervous system. "It has become almost impossible for human beings to manage the kinds of information-technology systems that we have created and we have foisted on the rest of the world," he told the magazine.


John Laing (Flw), ’97S (MBA), senior vice president of the Supplies Delivery Unit of Xerox Corp., received the Women Chemists Committee Regional Award for Contributions to Diversity, the only recipient for the northeast region in the United States.


Thomas Crimando ’84 (PhD) sends an update. He was listed in Marquis’s Who’s Who in America 2002. His article, "Roman Warfare During the Empire, 27 B.C.—476 A.D.," is included in Weapons and Warfare, and other articles—"Adrianopole, Battle Of," "Marcus Aurelius," "Velentinian T," and "Theodosius the Great"—have been included in the Encyclopedia of the Ancient World.


Gregory Walker S (MBA) was hired as chief financial officer and vice president of finance of Magma Design Automation Inc. of Cupterino, Calif. He was previously CFO and interim chief executive officer of Accrue Software.


Eleanor (Rusti) Berent W (Mas), ’88W (PhD) is executive director of Family Resource Centers of Rochester, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping families with children under age 5. She is overseeing the opening of a new daycare center as well as the organization’s rapidly growing budget and other services. . . . Med Graph Inc., a Rochester start-up founded by Edward Schlueter Jr. (MS), has granted ThereSense Inc. a license to use Med Graph’s patented method of transmitting blood glucose data from a user’s meter to a health care provider.


Christopher Baldwin (MS) was named general partner of Charles River Ventures of Waltham, Mass. . . . John Buttermore S (MBA) was named vice president of labor relations of General Motors North America in September. . . . Thomas Crimando (PhD) (see ’77).


Richard Dolan (MA) was a speaker at the Mutual UFO Network’s 2002 International Symposium, held in Rochester in July. . . . Linda Weber (MS) (see ’85 undergraduate).


Eleanor (Rusti) Berent W (PhD) (see ’82). . . . Gerard Michel S (MBA) (see ’85 undergraduate).


Edmund Luzine Jr. S (MBA) writes that he is back in the United States after traveling to eight countries in seven months in his role as a major in a reserve Army Special Operations unit. He sends a picture from one of his ventures "downrange" on a C130, which he describes as "one of those planes with four propellers." He plans to restart his asset management business and launch a mutual fund operation.


Kathleen Parinello W (PhD) (see ’75 Nursing).


Trevor Ganshaw S (MBA) was selected to head a new equity capital markets group for Banc of America Securities. The group will combine the company’s equity-linked and cash equity capital markets groups.


Denise Allen (MS) has accepted a position as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Arlington, Va. . . . Diana Robinson (PhD), a personal effectiveness coach, coaches clients around the world through her regular e-mail newsletters. In April, she received certification as professional certified coach from the International Coach Federation. She is also a published author and is an adjunct professor at Monroe Community College.


Patrick King S (MBA) was named executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Commonwealth Industries of Louisville, Ky. . . . Suaad Sait S (MS) was appointed vice president of marketing for Pervasive Software of Austin, Texas. He was previously chief marketing officer and COO of Liaison Technology.


Timothy Kasser (PhD) writes that his new book, The High Price of Materialism, was published this fall. He describes it as a scientifically based explanation of how materialism and consumerism undermine quality of life. He is an associate professor of psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill.


Paul Wilkens S (MBA) was elected president of Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. in June.


In a Business Strategies magazine article on the worth of an M.B.A., Peter Gregory S (MBA) of BrightGarden Strategies said, "The M.B.A. awards me a framework of finance, marketing, and operations. More importantly, it allows me to now assure certain requirements are in place before engaging in a business venture." . . . Wendy Keesler S (MBA) married Jonathan Wildes on October 20, 2001. She is an associate marketing manager at Ocean Spray in Middleboro, Mass., and he works for Hyperion. . . . John Laing S (MBA) (see ’76).


Pauline Alama (PhD) writes that her fantasy novel The Eye of Night was published in July and received positive reviews in Booklist, Locus, Rendezvous, and Romantic Times, which rated it a Top Pick. "I wrote much of this novel while procrastinating on my graduate studies at Rochester, and it is influenced by the medieval literature I was studying—and by my first impressions of Rochester—as the quest involves traveling northward into a windswept, snowy land," she writes. She also won a second place Sapphire Award for her short story "Raven Wings on the Snow," published in Sword & Sorceress XVIII. . . . David Facenda (MA) married Kelly Mooney on June 1. He is an architectural conservator with John Milner Architects in Chadds Ford, Pa., and she is a recruitment coordinator at Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia. . . . Hal Miller S (MBA) of Sutherland Technologies was quoted in a Business Strategies magazine article regarding the worth of his M.B.A. "My M.B.A. experience opened doors to several companies and job occupations," he was quoted, "but more importantly opened my eyes to other cultures, international challenges, and business and political challenges throughout the world."


Margaret Hart W (MS) was hired as the principal at Rockwell Elementary School in Nedrow, N.Y. . . . Robert Rice W (MS) (see ’98 undergraduate).


Melissa Diaz W (MS) (see ’99 undergraduate). . . . William Korth S (MBA) and Christopher Barrett, both laid off from their jobs at Questra Corp. in 2001, founded Barrett, Korth & Associates, a consulting agency that provides project management services for companies that do not have the staff to provide the service for themselves.


In a Business Strategies magazine article on the value of an M.B.A., Daniel Burnside S (MBA) of Karpus Investment Management said, "It’s hard to imagine excelling at a high level in a modern organization of any type without being conversant with the ideas I was exposed to in business school."


Nicholas Calarco S (MBA) married Julie DeLucia May 11. He is a vice president and finance manager at Bank of America, where she is a financial analyst. . . . Christopher Sloan S (MBA) has been added as a junior partner at Centra Financial Group. . . . Wayne Twardokus S (MBA) was hired as a senior analyst at Argilus Investment Banking.

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