University of Rochester

Class Notes

River Campus Graduate

David Baird (Mas) is the author of Lighthouses of Atlantic Canada: A Pictorial Guide.

Ken Button (Mas) (see ’50 undergraduate). . . . Roger Cason (MS) (see ’51 undergraduate).

Mary Duncan Granger W (Mas) (see ’58 undergraduate).

Robert Potter (PhD) has joined Zebra Technologies’ board of directors. . . . Val Evans Rathbone W (Mas) (see ’58 undergraduate).

Sandy Gravino Matthews W (Mas) (see ’58 undergraduate).

Ed Przybycien W (Mas) (see ’58 undergraduate).

Charles Achilles W (EdD) (see ’57 undergraduate). . . . Mark Ain S (MBA) is founder and CEO of Kronos Inc.

Edward Buttolph S (MBA) was elected school board president for the Skaneateles (N.Y.) Central School District.

Robert Rich S (MBA) is funding the building of the Janet and Robert Rich Alumni House on the University at Buffalo’s Amherst campus. . . . Len Schutzman S (MBA) is director of Invinity Systems, a supplier of business management software. . . . Peter Tarrant S (MBA) (see ’58 undergraduate).

Thomas Hendrickson (MS), founder and CEO of CPAC, which comprises Fuller Brands and the Global Imaging Group, was profiled in a July issue of the Rochester Business Journal.

Robert Keegan S (MBA), president and CEO of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, received the Oscar S. Stauffer Executive in Residence Award in February. The award is given to an executive in the Topeka, Kan., area and is sponsored by the Washburn Endowment Association. . . . Elinda Fishman Kiss (Mas), ’83 (PhD) has been named teaching professor in the department of finance at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in College Park.

Clyde Bailey (MS), a patent attorney at Eastman Kodak Co., was inaugurated last August as the 61st president of the National Bar Association, the nation’s oldest and largest national association of predominantly African-American lawyers and judges. . . . Ronald Fielding (MA), ’76S (MBA) has given his undergraduate institution, St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md., $10 million—the largest gift in the college’s 300-year history. . . . Cheryl Neel Mendelson (PhD) published her first novel, Morningside Heights, in June. . . . Barry Phelps S (MBA) was appointed to a six-year term on the board of trustees of St. Lawrence University. His term began July 1, 2002.

Carolyn Amick Portanova W (Mas), Catholic Family Center’s president and CEO, was honored by the Rochester Business Journal as one of the 20 most influential women in the Rochester community.

Ronald Fielding S (MBA) (see ’73). . . . Leonard Jason (PhD) is coeditor of the Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Steven Berglund S (MBA) is president and CEO of Trimble Navigation.

Diane Mathis (PhD), co-head of the section on immunology and immunogenetics at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences.

Ellen Coser Perrin (Mas) (see ’69 School of Medicine and Dentistry). . . . Richard Smith (PhD) has been promoted to senior vice president and dean of Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. . . . Ed Wodarski S (MBA) has rejoined Xelus Inc. as chief strategist. He was previously employed by Xelus for 10 years, in several capacities, including chief strategist, general manager of aviation and transportation markets, director of worldwide consulting, and product manager.

Phil Freedman S (MBA) (see ’81 undergraduate). . . . Barry Gilbert S (MBA) is chairman and acting CEO of IEC Electronics. He presented “The IEC Electronics Story” to the upstate New York chapter of the Turnaround Management Association in April.

Elinda Fishman Kiss (PhD) (see ’72).

Eric Fredericksen S (MBA) joined Cornell Information Technologies as director of distributed learning services. . . . Peter Gummeson S (MBA) is managing director at Audax Group.

Charles Beck S (MBA) was elected to the Auburn (N.Y.) Enlarged City School District’s school board.

Jim Cohn W (Mas) is editor of the Napalm Health Spa Report, an online poetry magazine ( . . . MagiQ Technologies has appointed Joseph Gortych (MS) vice president and general counsel for the New York–based quantum information processing company. . . . Rich Kearney S (MBA) has joined 3e Technologies International of Rockville, Md., as chief financial officer. . . . Robert Salisbury S (MBA) is a cofounder of DeltaPoint Capital Management, a Rochester-based venture capital firm.

David Collins S (MBA) is senior vice president of the Genesee & Wyoming railway company. . . . Navyug Mohnot S (MS) is founder of the Quality Assurance Institute in New Delhi, India. He is also a member of the editorial advisory board of The Cutter IT Journal. . . . Evrard Spencer S (MBA) has joined Fast Track Systems as vice president of operations.

Shane Coppola S (MBA) (see ’88 undergraduate). . . . Navin Mahajan S (MBA) (see ’86 undergraduate). . . . Brian Prince S (MBA) (see ’86 undergraduate).

ARAMARK has named Tim Cost S (MBA) executive vice president of corporate affairs. He was previously senior vice president of corporate affairs for Pharmacia Corp. . . . Kay McClendon Royster W (EdD) was elected to the executive committee of the American Association of School Administrators for the 2003―06 term.

Shoma Banerjee Mahajan S (MBA) (see ’86 undergraduate).

Martin Ellis S (MBA) has joined Pioneer-Standard Electronics as executive vice president of corporate development. . . . Stacey Riemer W (MS) writes, “I am a full-time instructor in the higher education graduate program at Syracuse University. I am currently ABD and finishing my qualitative dissertation on college students’ experiences as America Reads tutors in a paid service learning program.”

Delphi has promoted Jerry Gutberlet S (MBA) to manager of its Moraine, Ohio, plant. . . . Marcia Robinson S (MBA) has published Services Blueprint: Roadmap for Execution. . . . Vivek Vohra (PhD) has joined Akrion as senior project manager.

Lisa Allen W (MS) (see ’96 undergraduate). . . . Carter Driscoll S (MBA) has joined the Independent Research Group, a subsidiary of, as technology analyst. . . . Nagesh Pabbisetty S (MBA) is vice president of Real Broadcast Network, part of RealNetworks Inc. . . . Mary Kearns Raffo W (MS) (see ’96 undergraduate).

Nora DiMatteo W (MS) (see ’97 undergraduate). . . . Kevin Rice (MS) (see ’97 undergraduate). . . . Paul Rosier (PhD) is the author of Rebirth of the Blackfeet Nation, 1912―1954. He is a visiting assistant professor of history at Villanova University. . . . Christina Valvo W (MS) (see ’95 undergraduate).

Matthew Huber S (MBA) was promoted to vice president of the corporate lending group of M&T Bank in Syracuse. . . . Jeffrey Jackson (PhD) has published Making Jazz French: Music and Modern Life in Interwar Paris.

David Beach S (MBA) and Stephanie Lyga were married November 23, 2002, in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. David is a program manager at Xerox.

Mohannad Aama S (MBA) published an article on Lebanon’s economy in the Beirut newspaper The Daily Star. Mohannad is a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Natalie Alford W (EdD) is the pastor at Agape African Methodist Episcopal Church in Buffalo.