University of Rochester

Class Notes

River Campus Graduate

Alice Holloway Young ’69W (EdD) was the recipient of a Legacy Award from the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Alice was the first African American teacher in the Rochester City School District.

Val Evans Rathbone W (Mas) (see ’58 undergraduate).

John Braund W (Mas) (see ’61 Eastman).

David O’Brien (PhD) is Loyola Professor of Roman Catholic Studies in the history department at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.

Alice Holloway Young W (EdD) (see ’57).

Cary Nelson (PhD) was elected president of the American Association of University Professors. He will serve a two-year term. Cary is the Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Elinda Fishman Kiss (Mas), ’83 (PhD) was a finalist for the Alan J. Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Bruce Smith (PhD) is an English professor at the University of Southern California. Previously, he was an English professor at Georgetown University.

Ron Fecso (MA), chief statistician at the National Science Foundation, was elected to the American Statistical Association’s board of directors. . . . Steven Lazarus S (PhD) is a coauthor of Electronic Health Records: Transforming Your Medical Practice. It was one of two books that received the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society’s 2005 Book of the Year Award.

Larry Brown S (PhD) was named the 2006 recipient of the American Accounting Association’s Oustanding Educator Award. Larry is the J. Mack Robinson College of Business Distinguished Professor of Accountancy. . . . Bernice Weiss Skirboll (MS), founder of the mental health agency Compeer, is the author of a book of the same name, published by the University of Rochester Press.

Marietta Warstock Bratton W (Mas) is the editor of I Will Bear This Scar: Poems of Childless Women.

Barbara Williams (MA) is deputy general counsel and ethics counsel at the law firm McGuireWoods.

Mark DeWyngaert (PhD) (see ’74 undergraduate). . . . Jennifer Roback Morse (PhD) is the author of Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook-Up World.

Colleen Clements (PhD) is the author of The Order of the Dragon.

William Hartman S (MBA) is president and CEO of the Micromanipulator Company in Carson City, Nev. . . . Elinda Fishman Kiss (PhD) (see ’72). . . . Michael Toman (PhD) has been appointed director of environment, energy, and economic development at the Rand Corp. Previously, he was a senior economist at the Inter-Amerian Development Bank.

Joseph Strubel S (MBA) (see ’86 undergraduate).

Charles Avallone S (MBA) and Terri Gumina were married on July 9, 2005, in Brighton, N.Y. They live in Brighton. . . . Francis Vella (PhD) is the first Edmond V. Villani Chair in Economics at Georgetown University.

John McNeill (MS) writes, “I had the good fortune to receive the Best Paper Award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer’s biggest international conference earlier this year.” John coauthored the paper with Michael Coln and Brian Larivee. John is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. . . . Dana Mehnert S (MBA) was named president of the RF Communications division of Harris Corp. in Rochester. . . . Our apologies to Martin Mucci S (MBA). In the summer issue of Review, he was listed incorrectly as chairman of the board at Paychex. He was elected chair of the Rochester Business Alliance’s board of directors. Marty is senior vice president of operations at Paychex. . . . Tim Swanson (MA) was named to Allegiant Funds’ board of trustees. Tim is an executive vice president and CIO of investment company National City’s private client group.

Maureen Rutecki S (MBA), senior valuation analyst with Rochester accounting firm EFP Group, was named senior appraiser by the American Society of Appraisers. . . . Katrina Bruchak Zalatan S (MBA), an associate professor of business administration at Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., received a fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Katrina will assist in the college’s strategic planning process.

Hakan Akbas S (MBA) was named chief marketing officer for Document Sciences Corp. in Carlsbad, Calif. . . . William Herder S (MBA) is vice president and managing director of TTNet, a division of Chicago software company Trading Technologies.

Marcel Maurer S (MBA) is CEO and cofounder of Feelgoods International, a Swiss pharmaceutical franchise system.

Mark Campanella (MS) (see ’96 undergraduate).

Mark Dennes S (MBA) and Meridith Fiedler were married on May 13 in New York City. Mark is a vice president for merchant banking at Fortis Bank, and Meridith is a vice president of the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.

Victor Manuel S (MBA) is a vice president at Atlantic-Pacific Capital in Greenwich, Conn. . . . Deniz Tunca S (MBA) writes, “My wife, Ipek Oktem Tunca S (MBA), and I announce the birth of our first child, a boy, Kaya Deniz, on April 15. We live in San Francisco and are actively involved in leading the Simon Alumni Association of the Bay Area as a regional network.”

Ann Freling Nemirovsky S (MBA) (see ’96 School of Nursing). . . . Dieter Steigerwald S (MBA) is a manager in the audit department at the Syracuse accounting firm Fust Charles Chambers. . . . Warren Zanes (PhD) will step down as vice president of education and public programs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in November.

José Chan S (MBA) and Laura Forlano were married on April 15 in New York City. José is a buyer for men’s clothing at Loro Piana and is an adjunct instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Laura is a doctoral candidate in communcations at Columbia University. . . . Matthew Disney (PhD) is an assistant professor of chemistry at the University at Buffalo.

Alejandro Gaba S (MS) is a quantitative research analyst at State Street Global Advisors.

Nathan Ringelstetter S (MBA) (see ’02 undergraduate).

Daniel Donaghy (PhD) is the author of Streetfighting, a collection of poetry. . . . Elizabeth Murray W (MS) and Nathan Fisk were married on April 1 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Elizabeth is a lab technical associate at the Warner School, and Nathan is a graduate student at Rochester Institute of Technology.