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Janice Goca, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Victoria Abdulla ’07, Development Assistant Please submit all

of your Class Notes information to your Class Coordinator, or if there is no coordinator listed for your class, please send all information to alumni@siena.edu for posting in the magazine.
Update us! Want to stay connected and well-informed about the goings-on at Siena? Make sure to update the Alumni Relations Office with your current contact information! If you haven’t already, send your current address, phone number, and e-mail to alumni@siena.edu today! in the afternoon, we attended the Alumni Memorial Mass, after which a hard core group went to dinner at the Century House to conclude the weekend on a high note. We also discovered that our class has two “Santa Claus” representatives who bring cheer and happiness to many children. Keep up the good work, Dick Kane and Ron Lather.

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ALUMNI
1973 1962 1965 1967
Ken Deitcher dukaytravel@att.net Jack Mulvey, Jr. jkmulvey@netscape.com Rick Spataro rspataro001@twcny.rr.com 61 State Street Malone, NY 12953 518 -483-3566

1959

Frank Martin ftmartin@nycap.rr.com David M. Fahey recently retired after 46 years as a history professor, the last 40 of them spent at Miami University in Ohio. He taught British and World History. He authored or edited a half dozen books, most on temperance and drink in Britain or the United States. He has several other books under contract for his retirement years. His wife, Mary Fuller, is an associate professor of English at Miami University, and the director of the Ohio Writing Project. Their daughter, Juliana (Jay) Fuller, recently graduated summa cum laude at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and soon will begin graduate work in sociology at Ohio State. At our 50th class reunion weekend, Francis (Fran) Martin was awarded the Reverend Benjamin Kuhn, O.F.M., Distinguished Alumni Award for specific contributions to improve the Siena community. Our class reunion was held on Friday, June 5, 2009, and was attended by 48 of our classmates and their guests at a wonderful dinner in Siena’s newest house at 33 Fiddlers Lane. We succeeded in raising over $25,000 to establish a scholarship from our class. Several of our classmates attended the Saturday morning President’s Circle Champagne Brunch and Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony. Later

1968 1971

Bill McGoldrick bmcgoldrick@wash-mcg.com

After 37 years, 33,000+ classes, over 950 women’s varsity softball and basketball games coached, and not one sick day, Rich Pepe ’71 retired from teaching English and coaching at Schalmont High School in Rotterdam, N.Y. this June. In September he will join the staff at Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES near Johnstown N.Y., where he will put all of his experience to good use as an instructor in their “Careers in Education” program. In an interesting role reversal, his new boss will be Jay DeTraglia ’93 who was his Siena student teacher years ago, proving that networking is not just for business majors.

1972

Jack Callahan Jackcallahan33@gmail.com

Brian Valentine 202-586 -9741 bgvalentine@verizon.net Greetings to all Siena’s community—faculty, students, alumni, family, and friends! And greetings to my fellow Siena College 1973 classmates—I hope everyone had a wonderful summer. Did anyone have a memorable vacation last summer? Please write to me, and tell us about it! Among all the wonderful achievements of the Class of 1973, I am pleased to announce the retirement of one of our Siena 1973 classmates from the FBI: After almost 29 years with the FBI, former Bayonne, N.J. resident, Special Agent Peter D. Yachmetz (B.S. Finance) retired on October 31, 2008. Upon graduation from Siena, Peter was recruited by the Chase Manhattan Corporation and accepted a position with the Corporate Internal Audit Staff. Over the next three years, Peter rose to the position of senior auditor and was responsible for the periodic audit of the departments within Chase Manhattan Corporation for accounting procedures and compliance with banking regulations. Peter was appointed by the Director of the FBI as a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on January 21, 1980. Peter held numerous special agent and supervisory positions with the FBI throughout his distinguished law enforcement career. Peter’s special expertise in counter-terrorism, hostage negotiation, and surveillance led him on numerous domestic and international assignments, including the US Embassies of Kuwait, the Bahamas, and the UK. Peter’s expertise helped to free a U.S. kidnapping hostage in Bogotá, Colombia. Since 2002, Peter’s final assignment with the FBI was lead criminal investigator for the Kennedy Space Center, as member of a resident FBI agency in Tampa, Florida. Peter’s extraordinary and

NEWSMAKER

Rich Pepe ’71 Joins the staff at HamiltonFulton-Montgomery BOCES distinguished law enforcement career was recognized at a reception held in his honor on October 31, 2008, at the DubsDread Country Club in Orlando and was attended by family members, friends & colleagues from the Tampa Division of the FBI, FBI Headquarters, United States Attorneys Office Middle District of Florida, National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), United States Secret Service, U.S. Department of State, The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, County Sheriff offices and local police departments. Peter is married to Patricia A. Yachmetz (Prusek), also formerly of Bayonne. They have 2 sons. So what are your plans now, Peter? Have any good retirement advice for the rest of us?

1975

Janet Gutowski Hall janet.hall@wku.edu Lynn Rondeau’s March 2009 brush with kidney cancer was the impetus for a few ’75ers to meet in Albany in June, and to tag along with the class of ’74 as they celebrated their 35th reunion (ours is next year, but more about that later). I joined Lynn (who’s doing fine), Julianne Martorana/Grennen, Marcia Cappuccilli and Peggy Naughton Marshall (OK, she’s actually class of ’76) for an outdoor dinner on Saturday night, where we SIENA 27

reminisced—without censors—in front of Jule’s daughter Katie (’10). Later, we went to the ’74 dinner, where we found President Kevin Mullen entertaining the gang. By the way, please keep Fr. Kevin in your prayers, as he has a hip replacement scheduled for July. This might be the beginning of his Six Jillion Dollar Man makeover— allowing for inflation. I’ll keep you posted. Thanks to Ellen Beberwyk/ Morgan’s proud sister, I have much to share about Ellen. After graduating with a B.S. in chemistry, Ellen received an M.S. in engineering management/statistics from RPI. She started her career working in data analysis/management in the pharmaceutical industry. In 1995 she became a co-founder of Synteract, a full service contract research organization in Carlsbad, Calif. As CEO and President, Ellen established the company’s business strategy, which focuses on clinical trials, data management, statistics and medical writing, as well as FDA submissions for the medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. In addition to multiple awards in her field, Ellen received the 2008 Athena Pinnacle Award, which recognizes organizations that, through the development and promotion of skilled and talented women, have had a significant impact in the technology, life science and healthcare sectors in the San Diego area. She was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2006, and semi-finalist again in 2008. Ellen lives in San Clemente, Calif. with her husband, Jim Mossler, and daughter, Kara. Her son Brian is a graduate student at UC Davis. Read more about Ellen’s company at http://www. synteract.com/about/About.aspx. Thanks to Facebook, I discovered that Greg Bell is married with two children—a 16-year old daughter and a 14-year old son. He has officially qualified for sainthood as a special-ed teacher in Albany for the past 30 years. He is also the owner of Guthrie/Bell Productions, a concert promotion company specializing in jam bands and roots rock concerts at nightclubs, theatres and arenas. He’s looking forward to our reunion next year, and is already on the committee. Since he was also at the ’74 reunion, I got to hug him in person. Speaking of Facebook, you can find me under janet.hall@wku.edu if you’d like to say hello or send an update. Please be advised that the lag time for the Alumni News is a SIENA 28

long one, so make sure you check two issues before you give up on seeing your stuff in print. Meanwhile, enjoy your fall and keep in touch. It won’t be long before we are all together again on another spring day at our 35th reunion.

NEWSMAKERS

1977 1979

Linda Fitzsimmons lfitzsimmons@hvc.rr.com

Lee “Long Ball” Borko ’79, Dan O’Connell ’80, Len Shustack ’79 and J.D. Strong ’79 Alumni Weekend Golf Tournament winners their close friend and 1S Hennepin wingmate Diane Tower/Fitzgerald. Terri and Diane carry the reuniting even further…both spent a semester abroad in Denmark while at Siena. Every year since graduation they have gotten together in Chicago or northern New Jersey with the other two US friends who they stayed with while in Denmark! Distance didn’t seem to stop ’79ers from getting to Alumni Weekend. Greg Garvin came from Houston, Texas where he relocated a year or two ago. He reports that he loves the heat and is very happy with his new community. Wilma Kahler/Wells travelled from another sunny locale, Phoenix, Ariz. She’s taking a deep breath, preparing for the adventure of having THREE kids in college next year. I enjoyed talking to Wilma about how musical her family is…all her kids play (and actually practiced over the years!) instruments, and Wilma herself has been known to accompany them on her clarinet at holiday concerts at church. Ed Frieberg came from New Orleans where he’s the pediatric critical care chief at Tulane University and Medical Center. When I googled Ed post-reunion to get his title, I learned that he was named one of the top doctors in his specialty in New Orleans, and in Louisiana by regional publications. Congrats and keep up the good work, Ed! Len Shustack wasted no time finding me during the reunion cocktail hour to report that his golf foursome (Len, Lee Borko, J.D. Strong, and Dan O’Connell ’80) succeeded in dethroning the 13-year reigning champions at the Alumni Weekend Golf Tournament at Briar Creek. The group did their ritual breakfast at the Wolf Road Diner, followed by a pre-tourney toast of bloody marys that Dan whipped up from his car trunk bar. Len comments, “I think that might have been the difference, because once we got started we were loose and hot, birdying two of our first three holes…and we just kept playing like that.” They finished the scramble format 13 under par and won by one stroke! Len also played in the Saints Alive Mid-Hudson golf tourney, a fundraiser for Siena athletics, back in May. He was joined there by ’79ers John Stubenrauch, J.D. Strong, and Brian Zwilling. Congratulations to our classmate Dave Crandall, who was honored at Fr. Kevin Mullen’s President’s Circle/Distinguished Alumni Awards brunch on Saturday. He received the Dr. Egon Plager Award for Humanitarian Effort, for all the work he has done over the past 20+ years with the creation and sustaining of the Donna Murray/Crandall Foundation (Donna Murray/Crandall is a deceased member of our class of ’79) to help those with Cystic Fibrosis (see story in another section of this magazine). Dave, we’re inspired by how you turned your personal tragedy into an opportunity to assist many others in a meaningful way. Oops, just noticed that I’m way over the word limit for my column and I still have loads of tales left to tell. To be continued…and please, please don’t stop sending me scoops. Summer vacations, kids’ accomplishments, get-togethers with other alumni…keep ‘em coming.

Sue Reilly/Hayes CLIFTON522@aol.com 522 Chili-Riga Town Line Road Churchville, NY 14428 585-889-2072 Well, it’s hard to believe that our much-anticipated 30-year reunion has come and gone, but many wonderful memories remain. I think I have enough updates on classmates to fill up two or three columns, but I’d like to start with a few heartfelt thank yous…to Dave Smith, who arranged for the stunning on-campus locale for our gathering (the mansion and gardens, dubbed 33 Fiddlers, also houses Dave’s office…a beautiful place to come to work every day although he insists he DOES NOT use the steam room and sunken tub in his “executive washroom”!)…to Maggie Simone (wife of Ralph Simone) who volunteered to compile all our favorite Siena-era tunes (Maggie told me she already had most of the requested music on her iPod. One of her brothers played percussion with rocker Todd Rundgren, and she’s been a huge fan of ’70s music ever since)…to Michele Williams/ Brennan, who combined photos from classmates with yearbook and Alumni Office pictures to put together a stunning PowerPoint presentation that entertained us all evening, punctuated with a few groans and laughs at hairstyles and wardrobe items! As we enjoyed each other’s company at the reunion, promises were made to do a better job of staying in touch. One group of classmates has perfected that art. Terri Dupre/Sleasman, Jane Barnes/Casale, Mollie Austin/Bell, and Karen Beha/Wentworth, all of whom live in the Capital District area, have gone out for a Sunday night girls’ dinner every month or two for the past 30 years! They said it sometimes takes them an entire two months to coordinate family calendars and pick a free night. In addition, once or twice a year, they do a road trip to Ipswich, Massachusetts for an overnight with

1980

Diane DeSilva Diane0429@gmail.com Greetings, Class of ’80! I am now local (Clifton Park), and willing to keep everyone aware of just how much we have all accomplished! I became a grandmother to Ella Lynn Grant on March 8, 2009. Joyce Miller and Paul McLean worked together as student assistants at the Siena library more than 30 years ago. They’re again working together at a college library: this time, at Adirondack Community College in Queensbury, N.Y.! Joyce is a professor of library science and has been ACC’s reference and instruction librarian since 1995. Paul

joined the administration in 2008, as the coordinator of distance learning. Their offices are next door to each other. Paul has been known to regale Joyce with classic jokes that Father Mackin used to tell. Please send me your news at diane0429@ gmail.com and I will be sure to update everyone in future issues!

Bob Young RYoung60@aol.com As Class Coordinator, I have a long way to go to live up to the flow of information that Elvira (Class of ’83) supplies with each update. I had considered creating a fictitious update to generate some response, but decided to keep to a few simple facts, and ask all reading this to send me an update for the next issue. A few items I can offer to get the ball rolling: my oldest son, Robert, graduated from NYU this year as a recording engineer and musician, and my second oldest, Jeffrey, graduated high school this June and will be entering the freshman class at Siena in the fall. Last weekend, I attended one of the state of Connecticut’s high school lacrosse championship games for Fairfield Prep where Brendan, second oldest of Mike and Bettianne Baldwin, scored two goals in their fourth state championship in as many years. He will be attending Holy Cross in the fall. I hope that this brief update gets some emails generated for the next issue, and I look forward to hearing from many!

1982

1983

Elvira Altimari-Jaeger 60 Wyatt Rd Garden City, NY 11530 eaj6@optonline.net Hi all. A major congrats goes out to Ginny Darrow. Ginny received the Reverend Benjamin Kuhn, O.F.M. Award at Reunion on June 6, 2009. The award is for “specific contributions to improve the Siena Community.” Thank you from all your classmates, Ginny, for sharing your time and treasure with our beloved alma mater. A special thank you to all of you who sent congratulations e-mails to Ginny. All of the e-mails were put together in a scrap book and presented to Ginny at the President’s Brunch. She loved the book and was touched by your thoughtfulness. I heard from shout-out Stan Pingelski, and wife Sheila Coughlin ’85, who were disappointed that they couldn’t make our 25th reunion last year. Their

eldest daughter was graduating from high school that weekend. Stan has been working at Campbell Soup Company as the director of IT Sales Systems for 24 years. His tenure included multiple stops in a variety of field sales roles before moving to corporate headquarters, and spending the last 10 years in Camden, N.J. Sheila and Stan will be married 24 years this fall and have 3 children: Lauren, 18, will be a sophomore at St. Bonaventure; Michael, 14; and Hannah, 13. They currently live in Medford, N.J., after stops in Binghamton, N.Y., Schenectady, N.Y., and Crofton, Md. Stan said he was nostalgic for his TeePee Rowdies days as he watched Siena in the NCAA Tourney this winter. I have a special invitation to anyone in our class who wants to be kept in the loop. An idea has been hatched by a classmate in “the Buff” (you can all guess who). The idea centers on our “50th” year with a birthday bash to celebrate a half century on earth, and a great excuse to get together before our 30th reunion in 2013. We are still in the very infant stages of planning and would like to have input. A committee is being formed, so please send an e-mail if you want to be in on the planning of this “original” event. Unfortunately I have some very sad news to report. Our friend and classmate Don Schneider passed away in March. Don will be missed. I know I will always remember his sharp wit and his infectious laugh. Shout-outs go to: Rob Karath, Maureen Mc Cormick, Anthony Vettoretti, and Virginia Smith. Where are you and what have you been up to?

Siena’s first ever appearance. In attendance were 1985 alumni Paul and MaryBeth Sniffen/Finnerty, Kevin and Deb Ramski/ Coman, Mark Stiner, Sean Stack, Dom Sabatino, Pat Britt along with Bill Morgan ’84 and Matt Morgan ’08. Save the Date! Next June 4–6, 2010 is our 25th Reunion weekend. Mark your calendars now to attend this fun event. For those of you who attended the 20th, you will remember the Class of 1985 knows how to throw a party! We are starting to plan now, so if you have any ideas, send them along to bjork90@comcast.net or to mfinnerty@siena.edu. Also, once again, we would like to have a photo presentation (not sure of the format yet) so if you have any ideas or pictures, send them to bjork90@comcast.net. All photos must be scanned and sent via email or on a CD/DVD (to Ron & Cathy). If you don’t know how to scan your old photos, ask your kids…they will do it for you… seriously. We only have 269 valid email addresses for our class. Updates would be great! Updated contact info can be sent to Marybeth Finnerty’s attention at mfinnerty@siena.edu or 518-782-6818. MB set up a Facebook group, so anyone on Facebook can join the “Siena Class of ’85 25th Reunion Group” to participate, and keep up to date as we plan. We are also looking for committee members. Anyone interested? Let us know!

for being a driving force of optimism, commitment, and leadership. He works to recruit and mentor volunteers, and plans logistics at local seminars. It is no surprise that Kevin is described as a “friend and educator to all of us when we least expect it but need it the most,” and he has a unique ability to lead by bringing out the best in others. Congratulations, Kevin!!!! If you have not joined Facebook, think about it. I joined about a year ago and found that a number of classmates are on there—it has been fun reconnecting. Don’t be shy, keep those class notes coming.

1984

Lisa San Fratello/McCutcheon 305 The Parkway Ithaca, NY 14853 mcclisa@yahoo.com

1985

Catherine & Ron Bjorklund bjork90@comcast.net 14 Stevens Lane Tabernacle, NJ 08088-9744 Ram Verma is a daddy! Edwin Gayumba Johnson was born on February 10, 2009 in Morrisville, Vt. to Ram Gayumba Verma and Jenny Marie Johnson. He was 8 pounds, 9 ounces and 21.5 inches long. Congratulations Ram and Jenny! The Carrier Dome in Syracuse unknowingly played host to a mini Siena reunion in May. Alumni gathered to watch Siena men’s lacrosse play Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA tournament. It was

Gerry McAndrew Geraldine.m.candrew@comcast. net Donna Neary/Wang has a busy life! During the day, Donna is an RN/investigator for the NYS Department of Health. Donna continues to be active in the Army Reserves, and is Lieutenant Colonel. She was selected to serve as the Equal Opportunity Advisor for the 98th Division (Army Reserve—Rochester, N.Y.), completing the Reserve Components Equal Opportunity Advisor’s Course at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute in Florida; graduating on the Commandant’s List in June 2008. In her free time, Donna teaches her son Stephen how to drive. I also heard that Kevin Grace recently received the Volunteer of the Year Award from HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership). Kevin was complimented

1987

Paula Cacossa Pc888@comcast.net Hi Class of 1988! Phil Hoshue wrote, “It seems like yesterday I was having chicken wings at the Ratskellar or trying to get into the “21 Club” by sneaking by Mrs. V with a fake ID.” Phil married a Siena Alumna in 1996—Julia Goldin ’91. They have one daughter, Siena, 9. They live in Bradenton, Fla. where Phil has a laboratory supply and equipment company. Business is great and the water is fine. If there are any Siena alumni in the Tampa Bay area—give Phil a shout at philius01@yahoo.com. Karen Weaver/Novelli is a teacher of physics, chemistry, biology and ecology. She is now living in Crotonon-Hudson in N.Y. with her two sons Johnny, 16, and Michael, 15. Rachel Sahut/Parent is happily married and living in Boise, Idaho. She works at Saint Alphonsus, a Trinity Health hospital, as an IT project manager. Her oldest daughter, Allison, is entering her junior year at University of Portland. Aaron, who just turned 18, reports to recruit training for the USMC in early July. Nicholas will enter 7th grade and Sean will be in 3rd grade in the fall. They enjoy skiing, biking, hiking, tennis, and traveling. She wrote, “It has been a blessing to provide Catholic education for our children, which I believe Siena nurtured in me. We very much enjoy our spiritual life, and I am so grateful to the Franciscans and Siena’s education. It is because of Siena, and especially the Franciscans, that I have such blessings in my life—truly, the grace of God!” MaryBeth Mc Cusker is living a busy life in Southbury, Conn. She received her M.B.A. from Fordham University in 2000. She has been married since 2001 with 3 kids (two step daughters)—Natalie, Danielle and Madison. Her oldest daughter is going to University of Delaware in September and youngest daughter is just finishing first grade. She has been working for IBM for the past 12 years SIENA 29

1988

after finishing her first career at Con Edision in N.Y. MaryBeth is currently the IBM territory marketing manager covering Boston. Our two classmates who got married after graduating, Gary Tallman and Jennifer Hourihan/ Tallman are now living in Woodridge, Va. with their three daughters, Catherine, Marguerite and Jane. Gary will be retiring from the U.S. Army in July 2009, after 21 years of service. He has accepted a position with the Department of the Army, Office of Public Affairs in the Pentagon. These past few months, I was able to see some old Siena friends. My Siena roommate, Laura McFall, recently visited me in Chicago while she was attending a business conference. She is living in Rochester, N.Y. with her husband and two children. Then in April, Jackie O’Grady/ Sullivan, Regina Dudek and I got together at Regina’s house in N.J. We had a great time catching up while our kids ran around playing. Class of ’88—please update your e-mail addresses on the Siena alumni website. When I sent out my e-mail notices—I got about 50 bouncebacks. Thanks! Look forward to hearing from you.

1989

Mike Carbonaro sienanews.1989@yahoo.com 3140 10th Street Bethlehem, PA 18020 610 -737-1147 On a not so quiet day in May, we all woke up after a night of parties and dinners with friends and family, trying to remember what we needed to do today. Oh yeah, graduation. Some got dressed up, some were hardly dressed under their cap and gown. Thankfully, we did not know which was which. We wrote on our caps with messages of thanks to our families and friends, we lined up with our classmates, and took a long walk through campus. Some of us were under the watchful eye of the college administrators because we caused so much trouble during our years. But in the end we all walked down the aisle (the college aisle not the church aisle—although that, for some, will come soon enough) and received our diplomas. Oh no, that was 1989. Over 20 years ago. Here is how this story should have started. On a quiet weekend in June 2009, 119 alumni descended on Loudonville, N.Y. with thoughts of partying as if we were college seniors. Those who were there saw “Rasin Cane” and “The Throwbacks” put on a great show at Red Square on Friday SIENA 30

night, which was scheduled by our reunion leadership. The reunion schedule called for everyone to meet at Dapps to relive the good ole days, but most were at Red Square enjoying the music and company. Some did make it into Dapps, while some only made it to the parking lot—you all know who you are! Saturday’s festivities included another show by the bands on campus, with entertainment and activities for young and old. The bookstore had a banner day with everyone stocking up on the classic Siena items, although some were still looking for the Siena College Indian shirts. We had to remind them it is the Saints now. How soon old age sets in! The day wrapped up with various dinners around campus for the different classes. The combined dinner at Serra Hall included a separate room for our class due to the large number in attendance. Everyone enjoyed the company, and ate and drank until they kicked us out at midnight. We moved the party to Dapps again, and this time most made it inside. For those who did not stay very long at Dapps, the Class of ’89 (along with ’88 and ’90) got smoked in some drinking games by the Class of ’99. For a quick laugh, and to see what Saturday night deteriorated into, go to YouTube and check out “Dapp’s Beer Slide.” In all, it was a great weekend for everyone. If you missed it, plan on going in 2014 for our 25th. Thanks to everyone for making the 20th reunion of the Class of 1989 a resounding success. A last minute note received from Greg Stewart said that the bands “Rasin Cane” and “The Throwbacks” presented a check for $650 (proceeds from the evening at Red Square) to the Alumni office to be applied toward the class gift. Many thanks to the bands. A Facebook group now exists for the Siena College Class of 1989 Alumni. Check it out! A good number of photos are now circulating from the reunion. One last thought! Where in the world was Joe Malyk? A closing note from the Alumni Office: The Class of ’89 RAISED $34,347 in honor of their 20th $23,319 went to the Annual Fund, and the balance was specifically given by some members of the Class of ’89 to the Fr. Kevin Tortorelli Scholarship. This scholarship was not new this year. However, many members of the Class of ’89 are very supportive of it, and in appreciation, we counted gifts made to this scholarship this year as part of the Class of ’89 Reunion Gift.

1990 1991

Janet Shotter/Swierbut jswierbut@yahoo.com

Kevin Clarke Siena91@optonline.net Hey Class of 1991! I heard from Tom Newman last month. After 17 years of working in the banking industry at JP Morgan and RBS Greenwich Capital, he has started a recruiting firm focused on financial services. Newman Resource Group recruits top quality support personnel for a wide range of financial services firms as well as the financial divisions of a select group of corporations outside the banking sector. Their functional expertise is in operations, accounting, trading & sales support, credit, risk, client service and project management. More information is available at www.newmanresource.com. Newman is the managing partner and owner of Newman Resource Group. Tom held the title of managing director as head of derivative operations at RBS Greenwich Capital, where he worked from 2001 until founding Newman Resource Group in 2008. Prior to joining RBS, he was a vice president at JP Morgan where he worked from 1991 to 2001, holding various positions in operations management across the fixed income securities and derivative businesses. Good luck in your new endeavor, Tom! Keep sending me your notes, or just drop me a line to catch up— nothing is too small to mention. All the best!

by settling down last year, and now he’s a proud papa. Abigail Anne Tellstone was born on February 21, 2009. During her first month, she was up all night, leaving JT and his wife, Michele, sleep deprived! Right down the road in Saratoga, Ann Malagisi had her first baby a few weeks prior to JT. So if you are interested in getting pregnant, it looks like all you have to do is drink Saratoga water! Next up is an update on Stacey Cooper/Porter. “Coop” married Major Vince Porter (US Army) in July 1999 and has a daughter, Rylei (6 ½—born in Hawaii) and a son, Blake (3 ½— born at West Point). After Siena, she worked in Port Jervis, N.Y. and earned a master’s from the College of New Rochelle. She then lived in North Carolina, South Korea, West Point and now Georgia. After taking five years off from teaching to stay home with the kids, she is now back full time, and is currently teaching Spanish in Richmond Hill, Ga. (near Savannah). She also shared that Amy Prisco is now living in Ecuador. Finally, Lori Bubb, my former softball teammate, “popped out” her first child, Lurae Jean on June 2, 2009. I hear she is a “catch!” Here’s hoping she follows in Mom’s footsteps, and becomes a future centerfielder for the Saints in 18 years! I still would love to share news about the rest of you who I haven’t heard from! Where are you Mark Abdella? Lara Genovesi? Jay De Traglia? Pat McGinley? Holly Redman? Shoot me an e-mail, catch me on Facebook, call, whatever! Have a great end of the summer and fun filled fall!

1992 1993

Mary Pat McLoughlin/Holler jmpholler@optonline.net

1994

Susan Hannon shannon@ryeneck.k12.ny.us 213 W 252nd Street Riverdale, NY 10471 917-796 -2085 Hello Class of ’93! I finally have some news to report! Let’s start with Kevin Otis. He is living in Charlotte, or “Siena of the South” based on the number of alumni who live down there. He works for MetLife and has been underwriting life insurance for 15 years! Still the athlete, he spends most of his free time running, biking or swimming. By the time you read this, he will have completed his 6th Ironman competition! Hope you did well, Kevin! Next up is Jonathan (JT) Tellstone. The man surprised us all

Glenn Hofsess gh@endcap.com 83 Kellogg Street Brookfield, CT 06804 On May 31, I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of Mike Sgroi and Yuka Tomita at the Carneros Inn in Napa, Calif. Mike and Yuka are two of the nicest and most genuine people I know, and it was absolutely wonderful to be able to share in their special day at such a breathtaking location. Congratulations! It is always great to see old friends from Siena, and I was able to catch up with fellow alums, Kyle Howard and Steve Quirk ’95 at the wedding. I heard from Andrew Martin—he is now the senior attorney for the NY State Dept. of Education. He will be doing criminal background checks for teacher certification applicants, ensuring that all of the state’s school

districts are in compliance with the 2001 Safe Schools Legislation, and will be conducting administrative hearings. Ryan Faley and his wife Wendy Gayson/Faley ’96 had their third daughter, Keira Elizabeth, on January 22, 2008. Kerrianne Hefele/ Cunningham and Christopher Cunningham are proud to announce their new addition, Erin Marie, who was born on April 22, 2008. Erin joins big brother Sean, who is 7, and big sister Kiera who is 5. Dan Devine and his wife Cathy Saavedra/Devine welcomed their third child on March 24. His name is Andrew Joseph Devine and he is the youngest boy of the Devine clan of 3 boys, which includes Bryan, 9, and Kevin, 6. Their oldest son already says he is going to go to Siena when he gets older! I hope everyone who attended our 15 year reunion had a great time reminiscing about old times and seeing what everyone is up to. If you have any good (or particularly embarrassing) stories from reunion, please feel free to drop me a line. Time moves so fast that it becomes difficult to even realize it when you are immersed in everyday life. Listen to the infectious laughter of a child, hug someone you love, spend a little extra time on your hurried trip to the office to smell the freshly fallen rain, enjoy a good glass of wine, or spend time appreciating an older family member. Find the beauty in everyday life because before we all know it, days turn to months, and months turn to years. The hectic pace of schedules, deadlines, and appointments happens while living life—don’t let it become life.

Neil Wilcove nwilcove@fmglaw.com Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1600 Atlanta, GA 30339 770-818-1430

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Brian Murray murray21@hotmail.com bmurray@betterbackschiropractic. com 614-270-6003 Patty Hoban/Keenan and her husband, Kevin, announced the arrival of Erin Elizabeth Keenan on August 28, 2008 at 9:40 a.m. She weighed in at 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and measured 20 inches. Congratulations, Patty! Karla Rucci/Harding welcomed daughter Katherine Shannon on March 1, 2008. She joined her brother Tyler

Patrick, 7, and sister Abaigeal Victoria, 4. Dan Hornick will run for the Town of Colonie Board in November. Good luck to him, and if you are still located in the Colonie region, please toss him your vote in the fall. Kerry McDonald/ Conley and husband, Steve, had their second baby boy on June 19, 2008. His name is Michael Stephen, and his big brother James is now 2. Laurie Miller/Donnis and her husband, Greg Donnis, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Sawyer Gregory. Sawyer was born on May 30, 2008, and joins big sister, Ella, who is 2 and a half. Tara O’Callaghan/Babcock, and her husband, Steve Babcock, welcomed twins, Leah Maighread and Daniel Finn into their family on November 26, 2008. They join big sisters, Callaghan and Quinn. Tara Klein/Verrier finally checked in to let us know that she was married to Sean Verrier in August 2002. Their first daughter, Maggie Elizabeth, was born in October 2005. Their second daughter, Caroline Helen, was born December 2007. They are good kids, and keep them busy! Tara is working full-time in private practice as a pediatrician at West Sayville Pediatrics in Long Island. Wendy Gayson/Faley forwarded an update to let us know that she and Ryan Faley ’94 had their third daughter, Keira Elizabeth, on January 22, 2008. She was welcomed with love by her sisters Sarah, 5, and Grace, 4. Finally, Charlene Wood/Bordonaro married Joseph Bordonaro in October 2002, and now lives in Windsor, Conn. She is currently a finance manager at United Health Group in Hartford. They welcomed their second child, Alexandra Noelle, on Christmas Eve 2008. She joins big sister Alyssa Marie, who was born on March 13, 2006. Kirk Linden and Pam Nicolotti/Linden announced the birth of their daughter, Nora Simone Linden. She joined her big brother on May 28, 2009. Kenny Danielsen also checked in to let us know that he is now the proud father of Ava Rose Danielsen. She was born on March 26, 2009, and is the first child of Kenny and his wife, Diedre.

whole area is buzzing! We are very light on the updates this time. That’s my update. Here are some that you sent in… Anne Marie Bowler couldn’t sleep, and decided to e-mail me her update at 2 a.m. She has been very busy since leaving Siena—working in a large law firm in New York City, and clerking for former Chief Judge Kaye. Three years ago she opened a law practice in New York City with a partner. Gabay-Rafiy & Bowler LLP (www.gabaybowler. com ) is thriving and Anne Marie looks forward to helping her fellow Siena alumni with any legal issues they may have. Anne Marie is also an adjunct professor in legal writing at New York Law School! Congratulations! John Dudek, and wife, Averi Vozzolo/Dudek ’98, welcomed their daughter, Hailey Rebecca into the world on August 8, 2008. She weighed in at 5 pounds, 14 ounces. Congrats, John and Averi! Our lives may not be as exciting as “Jon & Kate plus 8” or Jennifer Anniston’s, but we still want to hear what’s going on! I want to hear from you—babies, weddings, job promotions—anything! Stay connected, and keep others connected with your updates! To make a submission for the newsletter, please contact me by e-mail at selena.dutcher@ regentcomm.com or bronx_ bombers25@yahoo.com. You can also look me up on Facebook! If you want to touch base and chat for a while, give me a call at 518-265-2127. I look forward to hearing from you!

the world on August 8, 2008. She weighed in at 5 pounds, 14 ounces. Congrats, Averi and John! And remember, please don’t be shy about sending me your updates — we want to hear from you!! Until next time!

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Brendan Fitzgerald nyfitzgerald@yahoo.com fitzgeb@assembly.state.ny.us 518-258-9272

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Selena Dutcher selena.dutcher@regentcomm.com bronx_bombers25@yahoo.com 518 -265 -2127 So it’s summer in New York and I’m loving every minute of it! Saratoga is in full swing, and the

Janine Trapp/Scotti, MBA 201-294-0395 sienasaints98@yahoo.com Hello to the class of ’98! I hope you are enjoying the beautiful summer weather, and are able to get out and enjoy it while it lasts. I have some pretty exciting news to report from Marisa Ricciardi. She was recently promoted to senior vice president at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Euronext) and is now responsible for global marketing and branding. Way to go, Marisa! She also asked me to let you know that they’re always looking for great talent in the financial marketing space, so if you have experience in that arena, please check out www.nyx.com and apply. Averi Vozzolo/Dudek, and husband, John Dudek ’97 welcomed their daughter, Hailey Rebecca into

Shaymus R. Schweitzer 103 Sherman Ave. Troy, NY 12180 518-727-3392 SienaSaints2000@hotmail.com Hello all! Hope you are enjoying 2009… Unbelievably, that means our 10 Year reunion will be coming up shortly. If you are interested in helping to plan the festivities for next reunion weekend, please contact Margot Anderson ’82 at manderson@siena.edu. A committee is forming, and any help you could offer would be very welcome. And now with the news— Jennifer Vidaic/Wilber married Edward Wilber Jr. on March 10, 2007 at the Crescent Beach Club in Bayville, Long Island, and honeymooned in New Zealand and Australia for three weeks. Jenn & Ed currently live in Wantagh, and are expecting their first child in September! Jenn works for Allergan Inc. as a senior business development manager and field sales trainer selling Botox Cosmetics, Juvederm, and Latisse. Melissa Mastriani/Barna married Peter Barna on October 28, 2006. The happy couple just welcomed their first baby on February 8, 2009. Missy and Pete had a little girl, Giada Benedetta, and are so happy; they can’t wait to have more! Jaime Connolly/Rohrbach married Billy Rohrbach ’01 on September 5, 2004. Jaime and Billy have lived in Sacramento, Calif. for the past six years. Their son, Riley James, was born on May 2, 2008! Jaime informed me that, “We actually had Riley at Siena for the 2009 graduation ceremonies in May, where Riley’s Godmother (Billy’s sister: Rebecca Rohrbach ’09) graduated!” After Siena, Jaime earned her Ph.D. in molecular and cellular pharmacology from Stony Brook University. She currently works for UC Davis/Shriners Hospitals for Children as a scientist/ postdoctoral scholar performing stem cell research. SIENA 31

Lindsay Gennari married Gary Thomas on June 23, 2007 in Saratoga Springs. The couple had so much fun celebrating with their friends from Siena! Lindsay and Gary live in Guilderland, N.Y. with their yellow lab. Lindsay is currently practicing anesthesiology at Albany Medical Center and enjoys taking care of fellow Siena alumni and even former professors who live in the area. She is also the very proud aunt of the newest Siena Saints fans, Owen and Alessia Lilly, children of her twin sister and fellow alumna Lara Gennari/Lilly and Michael Lilly ’99.

2001

Maura Mack sienanotes01@gmail.com Greetings Class of 2001! I don’t have a lot of news to report this time. You all must be in summer mode, and hopefully you’ll update me on your summer news for the next issue. On a personal note, my husband Bill Hisgen ’02, and I welcomed a baby girl, Maeve Marie, on April 18, 2009. Also, classmate Lauren Ball/Mahon and her husband, Tim, welcomed a baby boy, Colin Jeffrey, on May 5, 2009. Please remember to make sure the Alumni Office has accurate contact details for you simply by e-mailing: alumni@siena.edu. Our 10th reunion isn’t that far off— yikes! Thanks, and I hope to hear from you soon.

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Christine Cinnamond christine.cinnamond@gmail.com 646-942-0970 Class of 2002, mark your calendars! Monday, September 14th, 2009 will be the 8th Annual Fall Classic Golf Outing benefiting the Brian M. Crouch Memorial Scholarship at Siena College. Co-sponsored by McGeary’s Restaurant and The Riverfront Barge along with the Office of Alumni Relations, the event has raised approximately $100,000.00. To date, the scholarship has had approximately six recipients, and we can help more students get the Siena experience. Spend time with friends, play some golf, help future Siena students, and honor a great classmate—contact the Alumni Office to attend! Congratulations to Jen Walker/Vella! Jen is co-author of Urban Guru: Pittsburgh, a guidebook for young professionals looking to move to Pittsburgh. The book focuses on city life, including SIENA 32

the coolest neighborhoods to live in, the hottest restaurants and nightlife spots, and the best places to meet people. Urban Guru: Pittsburgh is available on amazon.com, collegeprowler.com, & your local Borders Bookstore. Chrissy Cinnamond recently moved to Knoxville, Tennessee and is a brand research manager for Scripps Networks Interactive’s DIY network. Congratulations to Julie Schoenlank! Julie received her master of arts degree in teaching for physical education and sports pedagogy from Manhattanville College in May, and is teaching physical education in Westchester County, N.Y. Sports are still a big part of Julie’s life. She’s been Head Swim Coach of the Yonkers Tsunami for the last 6 years. The Siena swim team and water polo alumna is still competing in swimming, and medaled last year in the United States Masters Swimming National Championships in Austin, Texas in the 1,000 free. Julie competes every year at Nationals around the country. Congratulations to Rob Stout! Real Estate New Jersey magazine named Robert A. Stout Jr., Esq. one of its “30 under 30” leaders in the New Jersey commercial real estate industry, a group that was noted for their “astonishing” accomplishments in a “down year.” Rob was cited for his work on issues related to sustainable development, green building and brownfields redevelopment. Rob also chairs the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Real Property, Trust and Estate Committee, and serves on the Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. On the personal side, Rob will wed Kellie E. Scott on October 11, 2009 at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, Calif. Rob proposed to Kellie in a vineyard on Sonoma Mountain last year. Congratulations to Courtney Brown and Gregory Gelish! They were married on November 1, 2008 at the Siena College Chapel by ceremony officiate, Father Kevin Mackin. The wedding party included fellow class of 2002 alumni: Maria McKenna, Sudha Francis, Joseph Spiak, Brian Mullins, and Ryan Hoenigmann. Close to 20 guests from Siena celebrated at the reception at Saratoga National Golf Course. The couple resides in the financial district of New York City.

2003

Gina Gizzi sienasaints_2003@hotmail.com P.O. Box 5133 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-421-4316

Remember to send them to jolleen_ wagner@yahoo.com so that we can celebrate with you through Class News and Notes!

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Jolleen Wagner jolleen_wagner@yahoo.com Were you “seen” at the 5 year reunion? I sure hope so! If not, know that we missed you, and hope to see you in 5 more! The word on the street is that quite a few of us were at the Dapp’s event, the picnic, and even the Alumni Mass. To all those who returned to the Green and Gold, great job showing up and being seen! Jen Rymaruk earned her master’s degree in health communication from Emerson College in collaboration with Tufts University School of Medicine in 2006, and is now working for Westat, a social research company in Rockville, Md. developing training materials for studies conducted by the EPA, National Cancer Institute and other federal and state agencies. Two lovely ladies of the Class of ’04 have married. Jennifer Peloquin/Banker and Brian Banker were married on May 30, 2009 in Chicopee, Mass. See photo on page 34. Alumni in attendance: Kelly Quist ’03, Jolleen Wagner, and Karen Patricia ’06. Karla Schumaker /Ravida married Sam Ravida on April 25, 2009. Congrats Mr.& Mrs. Banker, and Mr. & Mrs. Ravida! Allison Capozza/Flannigan and Captain Steve Flannigan, welcomed Owen Edward Flannigan into the world on March 18, 2009. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. The Flannigans are currently stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash. Lynn Vogele/ Heffern, husband Paul Heffern, and their daughter Kay welcomed Jack into their family at the beginning of April. Congrats on your new arrivals Allie and Lynn! M. Patrick McCormack recently got engaged to Gia Coratti ’05 on Valentine’s Day of 2009 in Boston, Mass., where they both currently reside. Eric J. Hungershafer shared that he was recently promoted to field director with Northwestern Mutual, and is in his fifth year with the company. Ryan Keleher is now working at Costello, Cooney, and Fearon PLLC in Syracuse as an attorney. Great job, Eric and Ryan! Everyday we each encounter and experience reasons to celebrate!

Breanne Suhrland bsuhrlan@att.net Greetings, Class of 2005! I hope this column finds you relaxed and rejuvenated from the summer months. We only have a couple of exciting announcements to make in this edition so here it goes! Karry Culihan recently got a new job as an assistant county attorney, in the Albany County Attorney’s Office. Congratulations, Karry! Gia Coratti got engaged to M. Patrick McCormack ’04. They were engaged on Valentine’s Day in Boston, where they both currently reside. Best wishes to you both! I’m excited to announce that we are now forming a reunion committee for our 5 year reunion. I can’t believe how fast the time has gone! This committee will assist in contacting/encouraging classmates to attend the 5 Year reunion next year, June 4–5, 2010. The committee will also help set and achieve the goal for the Class of 2005 reunion gift to the College. If you are interested in volunteering to be part of the committee or have any questions, please contact Margot Anderson ’82 at manderson@siena. edu. We would love to see all of you at the reunion next year, so mark your calendars now! Your news makes the column, so please feel free to e-mail me with any and all types of news, big or small! It would be great to hear from everyone.

2006

Chris Elsesser Christopher.elsesser@gmail.com Ashley Boland Ashleym.boland@gmail.com Class of 2006…”HOW ARE YA?!” We hope that this edition of Siena News finds you well and happy, wherever you may be, during these middle months of 2009. We are very excited to bring you this quarter’s 2006 “beat report,” as it features a variety of news from some of our friends that we have not heard from since our wacky weather day of commencement 3 years ago! Without further delay, “Let’s Start Spreadin’ the News!” For the past 2 years, Chris Siracusa has been working as a client services associate for Smith Barney on Long Island. (He proudly proclaims that one of the

biggest reasons for his hire was because he interned with the company in Albany.) In his position, Chris works for 2 senior vice presidents of wealth management, who basically let him run their business while they close all the deals. Additionally, the recent state of the economy has required him to work like Superman. Even though his work life has been crazy and hectic, he has had plenty of time to meet up with the boys of TH 15 pretty much every weekend; whether it has been just going to dinner, happy hour or attending some Mets games. Good luck Chris! Please get back to us with another update when you get back to normal “Clark Kent” status. Hilary Brewer is currently teaching 7th and 8th grade literacy in North Philly for the School District of Philadelphia. (The school is actually located only a few blocks from the St. Francis House where Siena community members frequently volunteer.) Hilary notes that teaching in North Philly is interesting as 100% of the school’s population come from families that are at a socioeconomic disadvantage. Additionally, nearly all of her students are of Latino decent, which makes her decision to minor in Spanish at Siena seem genius. This past May, Hilary received her M.S.E.D. in literacy from the University of New England. She hasn’t seen anybody from Siena in the Philadelphia area yet and would love to hear from you if you live nearby. In the meantime, she’ll settle for frequent Siena basketball updates on ESPN. Kat Newsholme is currently working as an assistant manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Scotia. Since the office is a smaller branch, she is the only manager on site and is practically in charge of all operations; which include training employees, handling accounts receivables, scheduling, and most importantly, making sure she has the right cars in stock for her clients. She is still in touch with many Siena people and recently moved into an apartment at Colonie East with her best friend, Holly Walsh. In May 2009 Nicole Funigiello completed her master’s in counseling and community psychology from Sage Graduate School. However, her best news is that she recently became engaged to one of our former freshman year RAs, Paulie Califano ’05 (Ryan Hall, 3rd floor). They are currently planning a September 2010 wedding. Congratulations, Nicole and Paulie! Recently, we received an e-mail from Michael Suarez and Sarah

Hren, who are now known as Mr. and Mrs. Suarez! In the fall of 2008, Michael became a CPA. He is now working as a senior accountant for O’Connor, Davies, Munns, and Dobbins, LLP. Michael and Sara are also happy to announce that they welcomed their second child, Michael John, into the world on January 5, 2009! Thank you for saying hello Suarez family—we hope to hear again from you soon! Finally, we have 2 other announcements to make in the wedding/engagement category. Kim Burns married Eric Orth on May 2, 2009. Bridget Tobin and Anthony Kos have become engaged and will be married on July 17, 2010. We would like to wish congratulations and best of luck to both couples. Ashley and I hope that you are enjoying your summer and more importantly, have enjoyed reading this quarter’s class gossip. The only way to keep the entertainment and fun coming is to add to it yourself with your own personal update. We ask that you contact us soon via e-mail or Facebook and let us know what you have been up to! After you do that, tell your roommate(s) to do the same. As always, we appreciate your readership and look forward to talking to you during the color-changing days of fall!

2007

Sean Robbins PO Box 11222 Loudonville, NY 12211 SeanRobbins@att.net Michael Utzig mutzig@siena.edu Notes from Michael Utzig: Hello everyone! I hope this warm weather is treating everyone very well! We have a lot of news so let’s jump right into it. Ben Doody married Joanne Pearson last year at a beautiful ceremony. They are stationed in Germany and loving it! Joanne said “we travel almost every weekend and it is like a never ending honeymoon!” They sent in a wonderful wedding picture with many other Siena classmates. Please see photo on page 34. Rachel Flaherty married Rob Seymour ’04. The wedding was on September 6, 2008. Father Dan Dwyer from Siena, a friar and history professor, as well as Rob’s advisor when he was at Siena, said the wedding mass at Holy Trinity Church in Webster, N.Y. The reception was at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, N.Y. Rachel went on to say “Over 220 people attended our wedding, including dozens of Siena grads. Our Siena friends and family made

the night truly special.” They sent an amazing picture of the wedding. See photo on page 34. Weddings and engagements seem to be the topic of our class. Maria Marino recently got engaged over the holidays to her high school sweetheart, Kevin O’Connor. She went on to say “We got engaged on a horse and buggy in Central Park. I am very excited, and we plan to get married in June of 2010.” There is even more news on the wedding front! Angela Marciano got engaged to her long time boyfriend Eric Williams ’05. They are planning to get married this coming October. Congrats! Another special congratulations goes out to two very special people. Katie Holoduek and Jeremy Muellecker got engaged last summer and plan to get married in the summer of 2010. Amanda Brown and Andrew Knipfing ’06 recently got engaged over the winter months. You guys are great together! I am very happy for both of you! Caitlin Phillips has some exciting news to share. She just finished her first year of graduate school at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., studying intercultural relations with a focus on international education. She went to Tepoztlan, Mexico in January to study the language and culture of Central Mexico, and was recently asked to serve as the college teaching intern for that course next year. Some of her duties include aiding the professor in planning and preparing for next year’s course. While she takes classes full time, she is also assistant supervisor at a preschool/after-school program/summer camp in a suburb of Boston. Notes from Sean Robbins: Hope you have all been enjoying the special joys of summer, even in these economically challenging times. While you are relaxing during these lazy summer days, don’t forget to drop us a line and share some of your experiences, ideas, news or events that you’d like us to know about. A while ago, I mentioned that I produce and host a radio show on WVCR 88.3 FM entitled “The J-Pop Exchange.” This program showcases the best in Japanese popular music, and it does so in a unique way. In addition to presenting great music, it also contains informative featurettes about anime and music production as well as exclusive interviews with J-Pop artists and musicians. The show has been on the air for about a year and has been gaining recognition and credibility overseas and locally. This has allowed me to get more and more

exclusive interviews with a range of J-Pop artists and music professionals, including some who are very highly respected and connected. For example, Shinji Miyazaki, who is the composer/arranger of the background music for the Pokémon series, agreed to an interview with me; the interview aired in May. Since he rarely agrees to do interviews, even in Japan, this was an extraordinary opportunity for the community-atlarge to gain insight into his creative process and more. Also, I was recently interviewed by the Japanese publication The Hiragana Times for a feature article pertaining to The J-Pop Exchange radio show.

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Danielle Grasso Patrick Preston SienaCollege2008@gmail.com

Tiffany Salonich lovesrain87@aim.com Hello, Class of 2009! My name is Tiffany Salonich. You may remember I was on the Promethean staff during our years at Siena College. I am our class news and notes coordinator. To keep our friends from Siena informed, send any information and updates to my e-mail: lovesrain87@aim.com.

In Memory of:
William Phillips ’42 John W. Auer ’43 William Graham Bode D.D.S. ’46 John F. Davey ’46 Joseph P. Benson ’49 Robert H. Witthoft ’49 Joseph Charles Lisuzzo ’50 Richard P. Dalton, Jr. ’51 Robert J. Gaudette ’51 Walter F. Klee ’51 Merrill L. Laven ’51 Mario Ronsini ’51 Edward Pigan ’52 James G. Hourigan ’52 Ugo Vecchia ’53 James F. Cavanaugh ’55 Arnold C. Peer ’58 Daniel Mc Ardle ’59 Joseph Biviano ’61 Aniello Pepe ’62 Michael G. Sullivan ’62 John F. Faraci ’63 Eugene Thomas Ryan ’64 R. Lee Reickert ’70 Nicholas Colangelo ’74 Patrick C. Poolet ’79 Donald Schneider ’83 Fr. John Piccione, O.F.M. ’86 Paul J. Champagne ’86 Janet Johnson Lucier ’93

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