University of Rochester
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River Campus Graduate

1957
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.

1961
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.

1964
Gary Larder S (MBA) received the 2006 Morrie Silver Award from the Rochester Red Wings for his commitment to the organization.

1965
Ray Cellura W (EdD) is the author of The Genomic Environment and Niche-Experience (Cedar Springs Press).

1970
Robert Huang (MS) ’76 (MA) is chief executive of Synnex Corp., which acquired Pittsford, N.Y.-based Concentrix in September 2006.

1974
Alan Wertheimer (PhD) (see ’68 undergraduate).

1975
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 B├╝chner (Peter Lang, 1999).

1978
Mark Waldman (MS) (see ’68 undergraduate).

1981
Sanwal Sarraf (PhD) has joined Whirlpool as vice president of corporation innovation and technology.

1982
Marilynn Patterson Grant W (MS) (see ’75 undergraduate).

1985
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 Millennium Council.

1986
Taj Bindra S (MBA) has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer at New Century Financial Corp.

1987
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 of physics.

1988
Dean Crawford S (PhD) has been named associate professor of accounting at Le Moyne College. . . . Jon Hunter W (EdD) (see ’72 undergraduate).

1990
Brian Carso Jr. (MA) (see ’85 undergraduate).

1991
Judith Lucarelli W (EdD), a former Maine deputy education commissioner, has been named superintendent of schools in Bucksport, Maine.

1992
Christian Boettrich W (see ’78 undergraduate).

1994
Gene Hayworth (MA) is the author of Fever Vision: The Life and Works of Coleman Dowell (Dalkey Archive Press).

1997
Surya Mantha S (MBA) has been named CEO of Web 18, the Internet arm of Television 18 in Mumbai, India.

1998
Christina Valvo Hellner W (MS) (see ’95 undergraduate).

2000
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.

2002
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.

2003
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 agencies.

2005
Lyndie Siff S (MBA) (see ’99 undergraduate). . . . . Cory Fasold S (MBA) (see ’99 undergraduate).