River Campus Graduate
Walter Cooper (PhD), a retired Eastman Kodak research
scientist, received a Commitment to Children and Education award from the Rochester
Education Foundation for his support of Rochester city school district students.
William Crain (MS) received the 2006 Donald and
Corinne Stork Award for Community Service in October as a longtime volunteer
in Yates County. He serves on the advisory board of the Yates County Office
for the Aging, is a driver for nursing home residents, and provides guidance
and support to prison inmates before and after their release.
Gary Larder S (MBA) received the 2006 Morrie
Silver Award from the Rochester Red Wings for his commitment to the organization.
Ray Cellura W (EdD) is the author of The
Genomic Environment and Niche-Experience (Cedar Springs Press).
Robert Huang (MS) ’76 (MA) is chief executive
of Synnex Corp., which acquired Pittsford, N.Y.-based Concentrix in September
Alan Wertheimer (PhD) (see ’68 undergraduate).
Susan Piepke (MA), a professor and chair of foreign
languages at Bridgewater College in Virginia, is the author of Mathilde
Franziska Anneke, 1817-1884 (Peter Lang Publishing). The book,
which explores the work of the 19th-century German-American activist, includes
English translations of Anneke’s Woman in Conflict with Society and Broken
Chains. Piepke wrote the introduction and was the translator for Women
and Their Vocation: A Nineteenth-Century View by Luise Büchner (Peter
Mark Waldman (MS) (see ’68 undergraduate).
Sanwal Sarraf (PhD) has joined Whirlpool as vice
president of corporation innovation and technology.
Marilynn Patterson Grant W (MS) (see ’75
Mary Ho (MA) helped bring together a nonpartisan
national group of political, business, and humanitarian organization leaders
who pledged $7.3 billion in global aid during the second annual meeting of
the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. Mary is president of the China
Taj Bindra S (MBA) has been named executive vice
president and chief financial officer at New Century Financial Corp.
William Gisel Jr. S (MBA) has been appointed
president and CEO of Rich Products Corp., a Buffalo-based manufacturer of frozen
foods and non-dairy products. . . . Warren Rogers (PhD)
was named interim academic dean at Westmont College, where he is a professor
Dean Crawford S (PhD) has been named associate
professor of accounting at Le Moyne College. . . . Jon
Hunter W (EdD) (see ’72 undergraduate).
Brian Carso Jr. (MA) (see ’85 undergraduate).
Judith Lucarelli W (EdD), a former Maine deputy
education commissioner, has been named superintendent of schools in Bucksport,
Christian Boettrich W (see ’78 undergraduate).
Gene Hayworth (MA) is the author of Fever
Vision: The Life and Works of Coleman Dowell (Dalkey Archive Press).
Surya Mantha S (MBA) has been named CEO of Web
18, the Internet arm of Television 18 in Mumbai, India.
Christina Valvo Hellner W (MS) (see ’95
Terry Ladd S (MBA) is a founding partner of the
San Francisco franchise of CertaPro Painters, which specializes in restoring
and painting Victorian buildings in San Francisco.
James Dispenza S (MBA) married Siobhan White
on May 13, 2006, in Liverpool, N.Y. Samuel is marketing director for Pitney
Bowes in Waltham, Mass. Siobhan is a dental hygienist. They live in Reading,
Mass. . . . Louis Rossetti S (MBA) married Kendra
Cobb on August 19, 2006, in Rochester. They live in Fairport, N.Y. Louis is
employed by JP Morgan Chase in Rochester. Kendra teaches in East Rochester.
The Rev. Natalie Alford W (EdD) has been elected
to the national board of directors of Programs of Religious Activities with
Youth (PRAY). The nonprofit organization supports Christian churches and youth-services
Lyndie Siff S (MBA) (see ’99 undergraduate).
. . . . Cory Fasold S (MBA) (see ’99 undergraduate).