Achiever

1976

Richard and Donna E. Hill, Agriculture: Animal Science, are the owners of Hill’s Valley Farm of Cattaraugus, which received Farmer of the Year honors at the eighth annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner.

1988

Mark Berghorn, Business Administration, Newark Valley, was named Greater Binghamton Small Businessperson of the year in May 2018.

1995

Patricia NilsenPatricia Nilsen, Court Reporting, Nashville, TN, placed second overall in the National Court Reporters Association 2018 Speed Contest held in New Orleans, LA.

2010

Elizabeth Brutsch, Interior Design, East Chatham, received her New York State Architect’s License and was promoted to associate at CSArch.

2011

Christopher T. Locke, Surveying Engineering Technology, Spencerport, passed his New York State exams to become a licensed professional land surveyor, and is a member of the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors and the Genesee Valley Land Surveyors Association.

Anniversary

1968

James E. Cehonski, Industrial Controls, and wife Sharon Cehonski, Medical Secretary Science, Ellenton, FL, celebrated 50 years of marriage in September 2018.

Career

1969

Harold Stewart, Agriculture Engineering, Interlaken, retired in August 2017.

1971

Michael Morlock, Drafting, Barnard, SD, retired in July 2017.

1976

Constance Rickerson, Nursing, Manassas, VA, retired in 2017.

1977

Cynthia Schubmehl, Nursing, Corfu, celebrated one year at the Sand Constellation Heart Institute of Rochester Regional Health as a registered nurse.

Donald Kennedy, Construction Technology, Lenoir, NC, celebrated 24 years with First Financial Capital Corporation as a registered representative.

1980

Kyle Allen, Data Processing, Webster, enjoyed 38 wonderful years in IT at Xerox and Hewlett Packard, and is now consulting for Mindex Technologies.

1981

Michael Humberstone, Marketing, Perry, celebrated 38 years at Creative Food Ingredients Inc., and holds the title of executive director of operations.

Hugh B. Golden, Landscape Development, Jamestown, was promoted to the position of general manager by The Lake View Cemetery Association Board.

1986

Howard Nisbet, Construction Engineering Technology, Hornell, retired in June 2017 from a 30-year career in the NYS Department of Transportation as a civil engineer.

1987

Debra Slade, Accounting, Andover, celebrated two-and-a-half years as the treasurer for the village of Alfred.

1988

Candace Stanton, Marketing, Winter Haven, FL, was promoted on July 1 2017, to the position of vice president of Marketing and Communications at the United Way of Central Florida.

Clifford Frink, Electrical Electronics, Fulton, celebrated 22 years with Nocor Steel Auburn, and recently became owner and operator of Planet Inspections.

1989

Daniel T. DemarteDaniel T. Demarte, Individual Studies, Jamestown, has been hired as the president of Jamestown Community College.

1990

Jason Kennedy, Construction Architecture Engineering Technology, Perinton, was named the new commissioner of Public Works and highway superintendent for the town of Perinton.

1991

Diane Corby, Court Reporting, Rochester, fully retired in 2016 from the University of Rochester as the senior prospect research analyst.

Mike Hollabaugh, Animal Husbandry, Grampian, PA, celebrated 10 years of employment for the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.

1997

John B. Cardamone, Business Administration, Hornell, has been hired as the new athletic director and intermediate school dean of students for Hornell High School.

2000

Laird Updyke, Construction Management, Cortland, was hired by LeChase Construction Services, LLC as a senior project manager in its Syracuse office.

Stephen Pytlak, Machine Tool Technology, Plattsburgh, celebrated one year at Vapor Stone Rail as the tooling lead and manufacturing engineer.

2006

Jacob A. O’Hearn, Architectural Technology, Depew, will serve as a project architect in the Northeast Buildings Division for Bergmann. With 12 years of experience, O’Hearn is a registered architect in New York and has received his NCARB certification.

2010

James Irick, Web Development, Mount Vernon, celebrated four years of employment with Moda Operandi.

Adam Loucks, Electrical Engineering Technology, Miami, FL, was recently promoted to senior engineering and construction manager at Sonnedix in Miami.

2012

Larry Olivo, Network Administration, Bround Brook, NJ, celebrated three years at Bloomberg LP as a network operation engineer.

2014

Joshua Altemoos, Network Administration, Buffalo, recently celebrated a year and a half of employment at the University of Buffalo as a staff assistant/project coordinator.

2015

Allison Leary, Business Management/Veterinary Technology, Strykersville, celebrated six months of employment at West Herr.

2017

John Felton, Electrical Engineering Technology, New York City, is the CEO of Forex Inc.

2018

Brandon Holley, Architectural Technology, Livonia, has been recently hired by the SWBR architecture firm out of Rochester as a project designer.

Dominic Arresta, Architecture, Southampton, has recently accepted a position at JM2 Architecture.

Andrew Hammond, Architecture, Hornell, has been hired as an architectural designer at CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private sector clients for more than 40 years.

Adam Wilkins, Financial Planning, Rochester, is a new wealth advisor at Mariaca Wealth Management, LLC.

Nathaniel Piscitelli, Architecture, Wellsville, has been hired as an architectural designer at CPL.

Gabrielle Marino, Architecture, Cassville, has been recently hired by the SWBR architecture firm out of Rochester as a project designer.

Lachelle Cruickshank, Nursing, Central Islip, has accepted a position as a visiting nurse.

Samuel Bartz, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, West Seneca, recently accepted a position at Tri-R Mechanical Services as an HVAC technician.

Marriage

2005

Nathaniel Kelsey and Page AlmondNathaniel Kelsey, Architectural Technology, North Chesterfield, VA, married Page Almond on July 8, 2018.

2008

Joshua A. Torrance, Construction Management Technology, Orchard Park, married his wife, Caitlin, on Oct. 14, 2017, in Buffalo.

2011

Christopher T. Locke, Surveying Engineering Technology, Spencerport, married Emily Chambers, Nursing, LeRoy (2015), on May 26, 2018.

2013

Nicholas Congdon and Madison DawnNicholas Congdon, Building Trades: Building Construction, Dunkirk, married Madison Dawn September 29, 2018. Alexander Pacific, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, Blasdell, married Jessica Long, Forensic Science Technology, Blasdell (2013) on July 23, 2017.

2015

Kaitlyn Brown and Sutton CarhartKaitlyn Brown, Business Administration, Hornell, exchanged wedding vows with Sutton Carhart on Sept. 8, 2018.

Remembrance

1953

James E Boyd, Office Technologies, Batavia, passed away April 5, 2018.

1956

James H. Frier, Undeclared, Troutville, VA, passed away April 11, 2018.

1957

C. Edward HindleC. Edward Hindle, Electrical Technology, Dansville, passed away July 3, 2018.

1958

David R. EggertDavid R. Eggert, Agriculture Engineering Technology Power & Machine, Westfield, passed away Aug. 6, 2018.

1959

Russel Warner, Business Management, Las Cruces, NM, passed away March 2, 2018.

1962

Richard E. PaigeRichard E. Paige, Floriculture Production, Clarence Center, passed away June 12, 2018.

David E. Terry, Ornamental HorticultureFloriculture Merchandise, Ovid, passed away Nov. 28, 2017.

1963

Ted L. FlandersTed L. Flanders, Electrical Technology, North Las Vegas, NV, passed away May 27, 2018.

1964

David EdmundsDavid Edmunds, Accounting, Fairport, passed away Aug. 22, 2018.

1973

Michael Neu, Undeclared, Cuba, passed away June 21, 2018.

1974

Donald C. WeeksDonald C. Weeks, Air Conditioning Engineering Technology, Moravia, passed away Aug. 5, 2018.

1977

April C. LangApril C. Lang, Medical Laboratory Technology, Bradford, PA, passed away July 19, 2018.

1983

Charles Thomas Richmond, Industrial Technology, Clare, MI, passed away July 20, 2018.

1985

Laurie McCarthy Reinprecht, Human Services, Watertown, CT, passed away Aug. 23, 2018.

Catherine Rita Thomas, Medical Laboratory Technology, Kingsport, TN, passed away June 5, 2018.

1988

MaryAnn Gath, Nursing, Hornell, passed away April 28, 2018.

1989

David Mattison, Medical Laboratory Technology, Wayne, passed away Aug. 9, 2018.

Jody V. GlassJody V. Glass, Nursing, Wellsville, passed away Aug. 7, 2018.

1994

Thomas G. GeyerThomas G. Geyer, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Scio, passed away July 27, 2018.

1998

Jonathon Dean Jaquish, Automotive Service Technician, Arcade, passed away July 9, 2018.

2009

Michael R. LathamMichael R. Latham, Masonry, Scio, passed away July 7, 2018.

Faculty/Staff

Lyman R. Savory, Marble Falls, TX, former professor, passed away Nov. 17, 2017.

Thomas V. Burnard, Alfred Station, former professor, passed away June 22, 2018.

Reunions

several people outside on a balconyAlfred State alumni enjoyed the “Doves & Lions” Fall Wine Tour 2017 on Keuka Lake. For information on future events, please contact Donna Sorokti at dsorokti@aol.com or Bill Lang at wflang7@gmail.com.

First Row (l-r): Kim Fasciano; John Ferrara, ’83, Building Trades, LeRoy; Shari (Sacco) Ratka, ’85, Chemical Technology, Farmington; and Riley Stossel.

Second Row (l-r): Donna (Alt) Sorokti, ’82, Medical Assistant, Victor; Lynn (Tobin) Phillips, ’83, Marketing, Penfield; Darcy (Chasey) Gouldman, ’83, Business-Retail Management, Geneseo; and Don Nicholson, ’83, Computer & Electronic Systems Technology, Atlanta, GA.

Back Row (l-r): Ken Wright, ’83, Computer & Electronic Systems Technology, Cornwall on Hudson; Bill Lang, ’83, Food Service, Lutz, FL; Diane (Nowacki) Nichols, ’84, Marketing, Tonawanda; and Christian Wright.