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(1969) graduated as an Art ma-jor with a Creative Writing minor atGeneseo. He studied with the recentlyretired Dave Kelly ("a ﬁrst-classteacher"), Dr. David Wand, and Profes-sor Walter Harding ("one of the ﬁnestprofessors I ever knew"). Bly attendedgraduate school in Creative Writing atSUNY Buffalo and has lived for the last31 years in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, asuburb of Tulsa.
Professor Harding's inﬂuence contin-ues, as Mr. Bly is a Life Member of TheThoreau Society.
Bly, a Geneseo village resident fromthe ages of 2 to 27, ﬁnds that WellesHall will always "have a special meaningfor me. It was my grade school from1956-1963. And, ironically, my lastclass as a senior at SUNY Geneseo wasin that building!" Bly is a Geneseo "leg-acy" graduate, as his father received hisBS and MS in Education from the col-lege.
Peter Wm. V. Fedorchuk
(1974) retired in2007 as English Department Chair andEnglish teacher at Wayland-CohoctonCentral School after thirty-three years of service. "I used many of my handwrittennotes from undergraduate classes atGeneseo to supplement my lectures andteaching of American, British, and Greekliterature to juniors and seniors at thehigh school level," he writes. He is nowan adjunct instructor at Genesee Com-munity College, teaching English andEducation courses as well as PublicSpeaking. <PeterFed@frontiernet.net>
, a new volume of poetryby
(1974), is availableat GeraldMcCarthyPoet.com. McCarthyis Professor of English at St. ThomasAquinas College, in Sparkill, NY; hereceived his MFA from the University of Iowa in 1976.<Gerald@GeraldMcCarthyPoet.com>
(1992) teaches highschool English and Drama with the PortWashington school district. "This is my17th year," she writes, "hard to believe!"She delivered the presentation, "Teach-ing
The Canterbury Tales
to 21st CenturyStudents," at the November 2009 NCTENational Convention in Philadelphia.She has two daughters, ages 3 and 7.
(1996) teaches First-Year Writing at Emerson College. She re-cently earned a scholarship to attend theSouthampton Writers Conference, whereshe worked with author Kaylie Jones.
(1999) is a Youth ServicesLibrarian with the Austin Public Libraryand serves on the 2010 Newbery AwardCommittee.
Julie Sacco Bastedo
(1999) teaches Eng-lish and Drama at Orchard Park HighSchool in Orchard Park, NY. She cur-rently runs the Drama program, directing
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
in Fall2008 and
A Midsummer Night's Dream
for Fall 2009. She received her Addi-tional Qualiﬁcation in Dramatic Arts from York University in Toronto, Ontario, inthe summer of 2008. Julie also createdan interdisciplinary program called"Drama without Borders," dealing withAmerican and Canadian Drama andHistory, which she co-orchestrates with adrama teacher in Iroquois, Ontario.<email@example.com>
(2004) is working onhis MBA at Cornell University's JohnsonSchool. He spent last summer workingfor a private equity ﬁrm, and he deliv-ered a presentation to Geneseo's Schoolof Business last autumn.
(2007) has been living inBoston, MA, since November 2007. Sheis the Development Assistant for the Si-lent Spring Institute, a non-proﬁt envi-ronmental research organization.<firstname.lastname@example.org>
i (2009) has been ac-cepted to Washington and Lee LawSchool.
(2009) works full-time inhis family's company, St. Pauly Textile."If you live in Western or Central NY youhave probably seen our clothing collec-tion sheds at local non proﬁt organiza-tions in your communities," he writes. Heinvites visits to: www.St-Pauly.com. Benis also a co-writer of the blog,www.BiggerImpact.com.<BenDeGeorge@gmail.com>
The Peripatetic Observer
Spring 2010 Page 3
Tom GreenfieldReceives 2009Chancellor’s Awardfor Excellence inTeaching
Professor Greenfield was one of four Geneseo faculty membersto receive the Chancellor'sAward for Excellence in Teach-ing. The awards are SUNYsystem-level honors conferred toacknowledge and providesystem-wide recognition for con-sistently superior professionalachievement and to encouragethe ongoing pursuit of excel-lence.A perennial favorite among ma-jors and non-majors alike, Pro-fessor Greenfield teaches manyof the department’s dramacourses. He also teachescourses in the School of the Artsand mentors students from allover campus. An accomplishedacoustic guitarist and songwriter,he lends his services to manycollege organizations for enter-tainment or fundraising pur-poses.Greenfield has written two major books on American drama andmedia and numerous scholarlyarticles. He served as Dean of the College for 11 years beforetaking a full-time professorialappointment in the English de-partment six years ago.