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

Jon Cesare (see ’56 graduate). . . . Jeffrey Stone spoke last December at the New York State Government Finance Officers’ Association western region holiday seminar in Rochester. Jeffrey is a partner with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo. . . Lisa Wessan writes, “Lots of good news to share: I obtained my master’s degree in social work in June 2002 and have been working as a mind/body geriatric specialist in a New York City hospital outpatient clinic since August 2002. Besides providing traditional family counseling, I developed a very successful multimodal treatment program for depression that includes exercise, nutrition, relaxation techniques, laughter therapy, and—when necessary—medication. My work recently has been written up in the Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, and other publications. My Web site is”

Anthony Cartusciello has been appointed deputy commissioner and chief counsel to the New York State Commission of Investigation. . . . Chris Hetherington writes, “I hope I am the first from the Class of ’81 to announce his retirement! After more than 23 years with the New York City Police Department, having reached the rank of deputy inspector, I decided to retire. I serve as the chief of staff at the N.Y.C. Police Pension Fund, concentrating on business continuity and disaster recovery issues, trying to apply some of the knowledge gained as one of the first 13 students to graduate from the Naval Postgraduate School’s master of arts program in homeland security studies. I was fortunate to have been included in the class because, at its inception in January 2003, I was serving as the N.Y.C. Office of Emergency Management’s deputy commissioner, homeland security liaison, a position created in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. I have been ‘moonlighting’ as an attorney and security consultant/training specialist for most of my career and expect that I will continue my endeavors full time under the aegis of professional protective services. Contact me at chris.hetherington(at)gmail(dot)com or (718) 224-7314.” . . . Michael Oppedisano ’90 (MA) was named assistant professor in the mathematics department of Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. . . . Michael Savarese ’84 (Mas) is a professor of marine science at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Coastal Watershed Institute.

Paul Marber has joined the Cochran Firm in New York City as a partner. . . . Dave Miller ’83S (MBA) is the author of the college textbook Data Communications and Networks.

David Duryea writes, “I was promoted to captain in the U.S. Navy and transferred to Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C., as the program manager for the Advanced Submarine Systems Development Office.” . . . Sheila Burns Sicilia was named assistant professor of computer studies at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse.

Frank Sheroshek ’90S (MBA) and Marina Marchioli ’95S (MBA) were married on July 31, 2004. Marina is director of administrative services with Strong Health Care Management at Rochester, and Frank is an inside sales engineer at SPX Corp.

Lori Rudnick Goldstrom writes, “My husband, Andy, and I moved from an overcrowded, highly congested Atlanta suburb to a beautiful, peaceful house on a lake in Roswell, another Atlanta suburb. We are so happy with our new surroundings, as are our daughters, Audrey, 5, and Sarah, 9 1/2, who love to fish, feed the ducks, and watch the incredible array of birds fly overhead. If you live in the area, we’d love to hear from you!” . . . Stephen Morrell is vice president of finance and treasurer for US Airways. . . . Chris Nahil writes that he formed Nahil Communications Group, a public relations and marketing communications agency. “After almost 20 years in the PR business, I’m excited about being out on my own. I’m also happy to report that my wife, Julie Baker Nahil ’86, is enjoying her work as production editor at Pearson Education in Boston. Our two kids, Emily, 9, and Liam, 6, are, unfortunately, unemployed as of this writing. The Nahil foursome is slowly adapting to a suburban existence in Hingham, Mass.”

Jeffrey Kempler is senior vice president of business and legal affairs at Atari. Before joining the interactive entertainment company, Jeffrey was a senior vice president at the Island Def Jam Music Group. . . . Toni Minnick Kreib writes that she and her husband, Mark ’87, and their sons, Zach and Josh, have moved from London, England, where Mark served with the U.S. Naval Forces Europe, to Virginia Beach, where he is now on the J-2 Staff of the Commander, Second Fleet. While in London, Mark worked with fellow Yellowjacket NROTC alumni Dan Trott, Chris Rouin, and John Carter ’89. . . . Lorna Cialdella Morehead ’90S (MBA) and her husband, Chuck, announce the birth of their son, Charles Cataldo, on June 1, 2004. He joins his brother, Malachy. . . . Dan Ollendorf and his wife, Carolyn Conte, announce the birth of their third son, Jonathan Michael, on November 15, 2004. He joins big brothers Alex, 10, and Matthew, 5. Dan is vice president of analytic and consulting services at PharMetrics; Carolyn planned to return to her job as research manager at Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Unit last February. . . . Julie Baker Nahil (see ’85) . . . . Anne Marie Stilwell ’90M (MD) and Timothy Gilman ’87, ’89S (MBA) write, “We would like to announce that we had our fourth child, Kasey Gilman, on June 9, 2004. We also have Jake, 6, Abbey, 4, and Liv, 2. Tim is assistant general counsel for Avon Products in Manhattan, and Anne Marie, a pain management specialist and anesthesiologist, has a private practice on Staten Island. We hope one of our kids chooses to attend Rochester someday—the chances are better the more kids we have.”

Timothy Gilman ’89S (MBA) (see ’86). . . . Mark Kreib (see ’86). . . . Maura McGinnity ’96S (MBA) is vice president of market strategy and corporate development at Visual Numerics in San Ramon, Calif. Before her promotion in January, she was senior director of marketing and business development. . . . Mark Tibbetts, a regulatory microbiologist at Pfizer, was selected by his employer to be a Global Health Fellow. He will go to Vellore, India, to help the Christian Medical College and Hospital update their laboratory operating procedures.

Marie Sacher Gullo was appointed to the position of learning coach at the Hillside Family of Agencies’ Learning Institute in Rochester.

John Carter (see ’86). . . . Mark Zaid writes, “I am very proud to announce the publication of The GI’s Rabbi: World War II Letters of David Max Eichhorn, which I coedited with a colleague. It has been chosen as a History Book Club selection of the month. The book contains many letters and official documents my maternal grandfather wrote during World War II. The contents are especially poignant during 1944–45, when he was at and around the front lines in France and Germany. His firsthand observations of the horrors of German concentration camps, most notably Dachau, where he led the first Jewish services for the survivors, are captivating and still emotionally charged even 60 years later.”