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Rochester Review
January–February 2012
Vol. 74, No. 3

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Walter Conway (PhD) was recently honored with the dedication of a symposium issue of the Journal of Chromotography A to him and his lifetime of research in counter-current chromatography. The issue (vol. 1218, no. 36) came out in September 2011. He writes: “Retired since 2000, I still maintain a small lab and office for manuscript review and research at the University at Buffalo’s department of pharmaceutical sciences.”


Donna Bordelon Alder (MS) has published When the Pastor is Your Husband: The Joy and Pain of Ministry Wives (Beacon Hill Publishing), a book based on her own and others’ surveys of American pastors’ wives. A biologist, she’s taught in Rochester at Roberts Wesleyan College for 28 years. . . . Brad Paxton (PhD), the founder and CEO of Advanced Document Imaging, has published Handprint Data Capture in Forms Processing: A Systems Approach (Fossil Press), a guide for professionals working with large amounts of survey data.


Bipin Pai (PhD), professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University Calumet, where he directs the honors program, was one of four faculty members at the university to receive an annual Outstanding Faculty Award last September.


Thomas Guarr (PhD) has been named research and development director for Michigan State University’s Bioeconomy Institute.


Deb Howe Allen (MA) (see ’77 undergraduate).


Janice Jorgensen Pearce (PhD), a mathematics and computer science professor at Berea College whose courses have included robotics and environmental modeling, has been elected to Berea’s board of trustees. She’s the only faculty member to serve on the board. Janice is also a dancer who teaches and performs with the Lexington Vintage Dance Society and has performed with the Kentucky Ballet Theatre, the Lexington Chamber Chorale, the Owensboro Symphony, and the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra.


Rich Andre (MS) (see ’96 undergraduate).


Genny Beemyn W (MS) has coauthored a book, The Lives of Transgender People (Columbia University Press). Genny is the director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts.


Anthony Stephens W (PhD) graduated last January from Pace University’s law school and has been admitted into the New York State bar. His focus is women victims’ rights. He’s been a mental health counselor for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and, during law school, worked with refugees and asylum seekers seeking redress under the federal Violence Against Women Act. Anthony, who is also a Lutheran pastor, writes that he continues to serve as a mental health counselor, volunteers at Pace’s Center for Women’s Justice, has accepted a position as of counsel at Sarcone Law Firm in White Plains, N.Y., and gave an invocation before—and competed in—the Toughman Half Ironman triathlon on the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001.


Carrie Ann Cain Cecere W (MS) and her husband, Joseph, welcomed a baby girl, Caylee Noelle, in September. Caylee weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz., and was born in Fairfax, Va. Carrie Ann writes: “We are thrilled with our new bundle of joy!”


Ryan Perry (MA) (see ’08 undergraduate). . . . David Wolpert (PhD) (see ’04 undergraduate).