University of Rochester

Class Notes

River Campus Undergraduate: 1980s

Reunion News

College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering classes celebrating reunions

October 6–8, 2006

Slater Society: All post-50th Reunion Classes
65th Reunion: 1941
60th Reunion: 1946
55th Reunion: 1951
50th Reunion: 1956
45th Reunion: 1961
40th Reunion: 1966
35th Reunion: 1971
30th Reunion: 1976
25th Reunion: 1981
20th Reunion: 1986
15th Reunion: 1991
10th Reunion: 1996
5th Reunion: 2001

More about Meliora Weekend

Mike Noto ’84W (Mas) is an economics and social studies teacher at Brighton (N.Y.) High School. . . . Jeffrey Stone is a committee chair of the Bar Association of Erie County for 2005–06. A partner with the law firm Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, Jeffrey also is a member of the United Way’s Emerging Leaders Society.

Jay Higham is president and CEO of IntegraMed America, the largest fertility-services company in the United States. Previously, Jay was president and COO of the Purchase, N.Y., company. . . . Scott Mestman is vice president of sales and marketing at IntraOp Medical Corp., a radiation therapy company. . . . Michael Savarese ’84 (Mas) is director of graduate studies at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Fla.

Philip D’Angelo was unanimously appointed superintendent of the Skaneateles (N.Y.) Central School District by the district’s school board. . . . James Goodenough ’85S (MBA) died suddenly on August 15, 2005. To celebrate Jim’s life, his family and friends are establishing a scholarship fund at the Simon School in memory of Jim and his father, Donald Goodenough ’55 (PhD), who died in April 2003. For more information, visit or contact Debra Maddow ’04S (MBA) in the Simon School alumni office, at (585) 273-4751. . . . Sanford Levy opened a private holistic/integrative medicine practice in Buffalo last fall. He and his wife, Betsy, have two children: Daniel, 7, and Aaron, 5. . . . Melinda Saran ’83M (Mas), vice dean for student affairs at the University at Buffalo Law School, spoke at the Lorman Education Services’ seminar on regulations regarding individuals with disabilities in an educational setting. . . . Dan Smolnik writes, “I was appointed a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and will graduate in June with an M.B.A. degree. My article, ‘Using the Currency Translation Protocol of New Section 965 Added to the U.S. Internal Revenue Code,’ was published in the September 2005 issue of Tax Planning International Review.

Daniel Koharski writes, “I was appointed lead engineer for ground support systems structures at the Kennedy Space Center. I’m also part of the team preparing the space center for the new Exploration program.” . . . Kevin Short writes, “The company I started a few years back, Chaoticom, has been renamed Groove Mobile. We recently have launched a mobile music download service with Sprint that allows users to buy songs on their cell phones and have them delivered directly to the phone. Similar services have been launched in Europe and Asia.”

Jefrrey Kempler is executive vice president of business affairs and development at Virgin Records U.S.

Amy Silbert Blake writes, “I have been named a partner at the law firm of Casner & Edwards in Boston. I also was named one of the top 50 female lawyers in Massachusetts by Boston Magazine. I live in Peabody, Mass., with my husband, Richard, and our son, Max, 8.”

Elisa Morgulis Bianchi is a teacher at Elmwood (Mass.) Elementary School. . . . Christina Behrmann Hellmich was appointed curator of the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art and consulting curator for Oceanic Art at the de Young Museum, one of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. . . . Randy Raetz writes, “In July 2004, I adopted my second son, Cooper, from Guatemala. He joins his older brother, Spencer, who is also from Guatemala. I opened up my own dental practice in August 2004, right here in Rochester. It has been growing quite rapidly and wonderfully, and I have been treating several Rochester alumni. I completed my presidency of the Monroe County Dental Society in 2004, and I am the 2005 chair of the board of directors for the organization. I also have been enjoying working with the University’s admissions office, interviewing applicants and representing Rochester at a college fair. It has been a great experience, and I recommend it for anyone who has the time to help out.”

Karen O’Hagen writes, “I earned my doctorate in physical therapy from Boston University last September. I am working at a preschool for children with disabilities, and I am an adjunct professor at a university on Long Island.” . . . Amy Sinensky Rosenfeld and her husband, Andy, announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Ann, on September 3, 2005. . . . Mark Zaid, representing several clients, testified last September at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Able Danger, an Army data mining program.