Alumni & Friends

Alumni Class Notes

50s

Ralph Spencer, BBA ’57, is retired from a career that included positions as director of marketing for Sea World and vice president of the Cleveland Institute of Electronics. He lives in Lyndhurst.

60s

Jeffry L. Weiler, BS ’64, was named a 2008 Ohio Super Lawyer by Law and Politics, Cincinnati and Northern Ohio Live magazines. He is a partner with Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP and lives in Highland Heights.

Stanley Morganstern, JD ’67, was appointed chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Specialization Committee. He is a partner at Morganstern, MacAdams & DeVito Co., LPA.

Timothy Hottel, BS ’69, is an executive associate dean at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

70s

Steven Smith, BA ’73 and JD ’81, was reappointed chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Administrative Law Committee. He is an attorney with Thompson-West and lives in Willoughby.

Bill Francis, BBA ’74, joined Info Trust Group Inc. as chief financial officer. He lives in Louisville, Colo.

Herbert Curtis III, JD ’75, retired as a Superior Court judge in Ventura County, Calif.

Terrence G. Linnert, JD ’75, was sworn in before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, allowing him to argue cases there. Nominated for the honor by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Geoffrey S. Mearns, Linnert is executive vice president of administration and general counsel of Goodrich in Charlotte, N.C.

Frederick N. Widen, BBA ’75 and JD ’81, was named a 2008 Ohio Super Lawyer by Law and Politics, Cincinnati and Northern Ohio Live magazines. The past president of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association is an attorney with Ulmer & Berne LLP.

Michael J. May, BA urban studies ’76, is executive director of Maingate Business Development Corporation in Cleveland.

Donald Julian Reaves, BA ’76, was installed as chancellor of Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, a 17-campus university system. Previously, he was vice president for administration and chief financial officer at the University of Chicago. His wife, Deborah Ross Reaves, earned an MA in 1976 at CSU.

Annette Merritt Cummings, BA ’77, is vice president and national director of diversity services for Bernard Hodes Group. She lives in Columbia, S.C. and Shaker Heights.

Gregory A. White, JD ’77, is a United States magistrate judge for the Northern District of Ohio after serving as a U.S. attorney for the same district.

David Chaikin, BBA ’78, was elected to the board of trustees of the Minnesota chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He also received the Sylvie Volunteer All Star Award in recognition of his service. Chaikin was diagnosed with MS in 1992. He recently retired from a 25-year career in the electronics industry and lives in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Greg Victoroff, JD ’79, was recognized for his contributions to the arts with an Artistic License Award from California Lawyers for the Arts. He is a partner with Rohde & Victoroff in Los Angeles.

Dan Waetjen, MBA ’79, is group president for BB&T Corp.’s greater Washington, D.C. area. Most recently he was with SunTrust Bank in Florida.

Gary Zwick, JD ’79, is the only Ohio lawyer named three consecutive years to Worth magazine’s 100 Top Attorneys list. The Solon resident is a partner with Walter & Haverfield LLP and chair of its tax and wealth management section.

Janis Purdy, BA ’79 and MS urban studies ’80, was appointed to a four-year term on the board of trustees of the Higher Learning Commission.

Nicholas J. Lizanich, BEE ’79 and MSIE ’81, rejoined First Energy in Akron as vice president of asset oversight for the energy delivery business. He formerly was executive vice president of Patrick Engineering and vice president of engineering and planning at Exelon Corp., both in Chicago. He lives in Richfield.

80s

Carl Dyczek, JD ’80, was named a 2008 Ohio Super Lawyer by Law and Politics, Cincinnati and Northern Ohio Live magazines. He is an attorney with Roetzel & Andress’ Cleveland office.

Louis Licata, BA ’80, was named an Ohio Super Lawyer by The Ultimate Guide to Top Lawyers for the third consecutive year. The president of Licata & Toerek presented a workshop on “10 Tools Every Small Business Owner Needs to Survive” at the COSE Small Business Conference.

Howard A. Mishkind, JD ’80, was sworn in before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, allowing him to argue cases there. Nominated for the honor by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Geoffrey S. Mearns, Mishkind practices medical malpractice law with Becker & Mishkind in Cleveland.

Robert N. Schmidt, JD ’80, was sworn in before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, allowing him to argue cases there. Nominated for the honor by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Geoffrey S. Mearns, Schmidt is president of Cleveland Medical Devices and chairman of Orbital Research, both in Cleveland.

Chuck Schuller, MPA ’80, joined CSU’s Division of University Advancement as grants writer/administrator.

Patrick Rice, BBA ’81, was reelected to his third term as president of the Society of Northern Ohio Professional Photographers. The North Olmsted resident is president of Rice Photography Inc.

John Gardner, BME ’81, was named associate vice president for energy research, policy and campus sustainability at Boise State University. He also is a professor of mechanical engineering.

Keith L. Vencel, BA ’81, was named to the 2007 edition of Who’s Who in Human Resources by HR and Safety magazine. He is the founder and president of Human Capital Optimization and faculty member with the University of Phoenix, Northern California Campus.

F. Scott Wilson, JD ’81, was sworn in before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, allowing him to argue cases there. Nominated for the honor by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Geoffrey S. Mearns, Wilson is vice president and general counsel at Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, Conn.

Holly J. Wilson, JD ’81, was sworn in before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, allowing her to argue cases there. Nominated for the honor by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Geoffrey S. Mearns, Wilson is a tax attorney in the Department of Revenue Services in Hartford, Conn.

Keith Wyche, BBA ’81, was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. International Board of Renaissance Leaders, established by Morehouse College in Atlanta. The president of U.S. operations for Pitney Bowes Management Services Inc. has been recognized by the National Urban League, and Diversity MBA, Black Enterprise and Ebony magazines. He serves on the board of directors of both the Executive Leadership Council, comprised of the nation’s top African American senior corporate leaders, and the National Black MBA Association. He recently authored Good is Not Enough: And Other Unwritten Rules for Minority Professionals.

Dorothy Link Hazel, MEd ’82, completed six years on the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors. She also has served for almost 10 years on the West Creek Preservation Committee Board of Trustees. The Parma resident is a former teacher in the Olmsted Falls and Parma school systems.

Albert Salvatore, JD ’82, was named a 2008 Ohio Super Lawyer by Law and Politics, Cincinnati and Northern Ohio Live magazines. He is an attorney with Roetzel & Andress’ Cleveland office.

Diana Thimming, JD ’82, was named a 2008 Ohio Super Lawyer by Law and Politics, Cincinnati and Northern Ohio Live magazines. She is an attorney with Roetzel & Andress’ Cleveland office.

David Wilson, MM ’82, released his ninth album, Nobody Does it Better, a collection of love songs from the 1960s and 1970s. The violinist is a former soloist for Henry Mancini.

Paul Brickner, LL.M. ’83, had a book review of The Great Justices: 1941-54, published in Judicature, and an article titled Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment published in the Dartmouth Law Journal. He lives in Willoughby.

F. Thomas Vickers, JD ’83, was named a 2008 Ohio Super Lawyer by Law and Politics, Cincinnati and Northern Ohio Live magazines. He is an attorney with Ulmer & Berne LLP.

Pamela McAdams, JD ’84, was reappointed chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Family Law Committee. She is a partner at Morganstern, MacAdams & DeVito Co., LPA.

Concetta (Toni) Rash, MEd ’84, is a wildlife artist whose work was recently featured in an exhibit at Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen Nature Center. The retired guidance counselor at Euclid High School won Best of Show in 2007 and 2008 at the Port Charlotte County Fair, as well as other awards in juried competitions in watercolor, acrylic and oil paints.

Carter Strang, JD ’84, chairs the Cleveland Bar Association’s 3Rs Program, which assists students in the Cleveland Metropolitan and East Cleveland school districts with the social studies portion of the Ohio Graduation Test, as well as with career counseling. A partner with Tucker Ellis & West LLP, Strang is a member of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Visiting Committee, a life member of the C-M Alumni Association, and a member of its board of directors. He mentors law students and created and funds the annual Joel Finer Criminal Procedure Award.

Barb Hoogenboom, BS ’85, completed her doctor of education degree at Eastern Michigan University. She has been an associate professor of physical therapy at Grand Valley State University in Michigan for eight years and recently published Musculoskeletal Interventions: Techniques for Rehabilitation.

Mary Forbes Lovett, JD ’85, was named a 2008 Ohio Super Lawyer by Law and Politics, Cincinnati and Northern Ohio Live magazines. She is an attorney with Ulmer & Berne LLP.

Sue E. Phillips, JD ’85, joined Roetzel & Andress’ Akron office in the intellectual property and information technology practice group.

Sharon Toerek, BA ’85 and JD ’91, presented a workshop on “10 Tools Every Small Business Owner Needs to Survive” at the COSE Small Business Conference. She is an attorney with Licata & Toerek.

Roxia Boykin, MPA ’86, is vice president of community relations and
diversity for the Summa Health System.

Louis McMahon, JD ’86, was appointed chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Committee. He is a partner with Thompson Hine LLP.

John T. Wallace, JD ’86, was reelected to a six-year term as Hocking County Municipal Court judge.

Joe Borsuk, BA ’87, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Borsuk Design. The Parma agency provides marketing communications and graphic design services to Greater Cleveland and beyond. Owner/president Borsuk is an active member of the CSU Alumni Association.

Douglas Moltz, MBA ’87, joined ShoreBank in Cleveland as associate vice president of real estate lending. He formerly was president of Boulevard Development Inc.

Randall D. Roberts, BSCE ’87, recently completed a tour of duty in Iraq with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Commander Roberts was in charge of the Baghdad area office.

Kathleen Sasala, JD ’87, was reappointed chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Law Libraries and Legal Information Services Committee. She is the director of the Cleveland Law Library.

Annie Hoffman Goodrich, BA ’88, lives in Canton, Ga., and is president of Blondie Productions, LLC. She and her husband, Bob, a 14-time Emmy Award-winning producer with ABC Sports, recently co-founded Sportscast Stars Training to help sports broadcasters succeed.

Melody J. Stewart, JD ’88, was sworn in before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, allowing her to argue cases there. Nominated for the honor by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Geoffrey S. Mearns, Stewart is a judge with the Eighth District Court of Appeals of Ohio.

90s

Marlene B. Anielski, MBA ’90, is serving her third consecutive term as mayor of Walton Hills, Ohio. She was a member of the Levin College of Urban Affairs’ Northeast Ohio Certified Public Manager Program cohort that received the George C. Askew Award. This national award recognizes management practices that exemplify the philosophy of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers in the completion of an exceptional curriculum project.

John J. Fry, JD ’90, joined the Analogic Corporation as vice president, general counsel and corporation secretary. He formerly was a principal with Driggs, Hogg & Fry Co. L.P.A.

Fred Wheatt, JD ’90, received the Charles Walton Diversity Advocate Award from the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. A trombonist, he founded the Wheatt Foundation which promotes the performing arts through education. He also is the founder, conductor, arranger and composer for Melting Pot, an inspirational music orchestra.

Timothy Jarm, JD ’91, was named chief operating officer of DRE Inc., an international surgical and medical equipment supplier based in Louisville, Ky. He is the former president and chief executive officer of Jewish Hospital Medical Center in Louisville.

Antoinette Burch Morton, EMBA ’91, was promoted to manager of public education at the LifeBanc Organ and Tissue Procurement Organization in Cleveland. She lives in Macedonia.

Lauren Steiner, JD ’91, has launched Grants Plus LLC, a grant writing and development consulting firm for nonprofit organizations.

Jocelyn Travis, MPA ’91, is the director of OhioVotes.

Albert M. Wetula, BBA ’91, is a partner with the D’Amore Tatman Group LLC, certified public accountants and business consultants. He lives in North Royalton.

Cassandra E. McConnell, BA ’91 and JD/MPA ’02, is director of consumer and community affairs at the Office of Thrift Supervision in Washington, D.C. She lives in Laurel, Md.

Anne Goergalas, BS ’92, is an associate at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. She formerly was a customer support engineer with Cisco Systems.

Janet Lowder, JD ’92, was reappointed chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. She is a partner at Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A.

Douglas Rohde, MS ’92, was certified by the American Board of Criminalistics and promoted to Fellow in the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He is a senior forensic chemist/toxicologist at the Lake County Crime Laboratory and lives in Wickliffe.

Lora Lee Smith, BA urban studies ’92, is executive director of the North Coast Development Corporation.

Frederick A. Frisco, BA ’92 and MEd ’01, is the founder and president of Re-Education Services Inc., which serves special needs children in four Northeast Ohio counties with campuses in Mentor and Perry.

Steven M. Auvil, JD ’93, was sworn in before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, allowing him to argue cases there. Nominated for the honor by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Geoffrey S. Mearns, Auvil is chair of the intellectual property practice group at Benesch, Friedlander, Copland and Arnoff in Cleveland.

Phyllis Folan, BA ’93, is an educational advocate with the Ohio Protection and Advocacy Association, assisting families of children with special needs in obtaining appropriate educational services. She lives in Cleveland.

Brendan J. Sheehan, JD ’93, was sworn in before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, allowing him to argue cases there. Nominated for the honor by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Geoffrey S. Mearns, Sheehan is an assistant prosecutor for Cuyahoga County.

Michelle J. Sheehan, JD ’93, was sworn in before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, allowing her to argue cases there. Nominated for the honor by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Geoffrey S. Mearns, Sheehan practices civil litigation and insurance and employment law with Reminger Co., L.P.A. in Cleveland.

Michele Wyse, BA urban studies ’93, is operations manager at A.T. Kearney, Inc. in Chicago.

Christopher J. Dawson, MA ’94, is the author of Steel Remembered: Photos from the LTV Steel Collection. Dawson is the former curator of urban and industrial history at the Western Reserve Historical Society and was instrumental in saving the LTV Steel collection.

Donald E. Graves, BA urban studies ’94, is the assistant building commissioner and property maintenance coordinator for the city of Parma.

Kathleen Cintavey, Ph.D. ’95, has been chosen as the new superintendent of the Wickliffe city schools. Most recently, she was the assistant superintendent of New Philadelphia schools.

Gary S. Gelender, MM ’95, is the founding spiritual leader and cantor at Congregation Shir Shalom in Geauga County. For 25 years, the Solon resident was a music specialist in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights schools.

Cheryl Green, JD ’95, is the first female attorney for Erie County in New York.

Edward Valaitis, MBA ’95, is the managing director of the Tampa and Orlando offices of Resources Global Professionals. He formerly was officer-in-charge of Amper Risk Advisors.

Stanley R. Gordon, BA ’95 and MUPDD ’09, is the neighborhood project coordinator for the Department of Housing and Community Development in Baltimore.

Tom Eastman, MUPDD ’96, is vice president of tax credit syndication for Enterprise Community Investment, Inc. in Columbia, Md.

Daniel M. Lucas, MS urban studies ’96, is senior planner for the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department in Florida.

Louis MacMahon, JD ’96, was appointed chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Committee. He is a partner at Thompson Hine LLP.

Joseph Simms, JD ’96, was appointed to the executive board of the Leprechaun Foundation, which grants wishes for terminally and chronically ill children. Simms is an attorney with Ulmer & Berne LLP.

Doris Vollmar, MEd ’96, is the executive director of Faith in Action Ohio, an interfaith volunteer caregiver initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Michelle Conway, JD ’97, is an in-house counsel for Oak Creek Energy Systems.

Ian N. Friedman, JD ’97, was sworn in before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, allowing him to argue cases there. Nominated for the honor by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Geoffrey S. Mearns, Friedman is a principal with Ian Friedman & Associates in Cleveland.

Allan Jones, MBA ’97, lives in Holly, Mich., and is a program manager for Arvinmeritor. He recently wrote a novel title A Scholar’s Vice.

Frank J. Legan, MPA ’97, is a financial advisor at NatCity Investments.

Stacey McKinley, JD ’97, was sworn in before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, allowing her to argue cases there. Nominated for the honor by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Geoffrey S. Mearns, McKinley is associate director of gift planning at the Cleveland Clinic.

Jennifer Dorton, BA ’97 and JD ’01, is an associate with Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A., working in the collection services department of the Brooklyn Heights office.

Deborah Aiken, BBA ’98, joined the Cleveland office of ADAMS Management Services Corporation as an associate project manager.

Dan Lawrence, MBA ’98, joined Coventry Healthcare of Scottsdale, Ariz., as a senior business consultant and recently received his project management certification.

LaToya M. Smith, BBA ’98, is the regional risk and administration manager at Fifth Third Bank in Euclid. The Macedonia resident was accepted into Kaleidoscope magazine’s Forty/Forty Class of 2008.

Corrine M. Tyler, JD ’98, was elected a partner with Baker & Hostetler LLP. She is a member of the tax, personal planning and employee benefits group.

Dean W. Van Dress, JD ’98, was elected city councilman at-large in Berea.

Linda Steimle, BA ’98 and MS urban studies ’00, is a clerk with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Kimberly Vernette Taylor, MEd ’98 and ’04, is the president and founder of two organizations. Young Men with a Purpose is a vocational and entrepreneurship program for young men at risk. All Good Closet collects school supplies and uniforms, winter clothing and prom attire for students in need.

Chad (Chandler) Gibbs, BA ’99, was promoted to first assistant golf professional at Marco Island Country Club in Florida. He lives in Naples.

Kathy Grasser, MUPDD ’99, works for the Monroe County Planning and Environmental Resources Department, doing planning for
unincorporated areas in the Florida Keys.

Bill Guentzler, BA ’99, was chosen as one of Cleveland Magazine’s Most Interesting People of 2008. He is the artistic director of the Cleveland International Film Festival, which celebrated its 32nd year with more than 190 films in March.

Chris Kukay, MBA ’99, was appointed vice president of meat for Giant Food Stores, LLC. He lives in Carlisle, Pa., and most recently led a special store format project for Stop & Shop Supermarkets.

John Pritchard, MBA’99, is the publisher of the Journal of Healthcare Contracting.

Cleveland City Councilman Matthew Zone, BA urban studies ’99, testified before a congressional committee on the need for increased federal brownfields funding to return old industrial properties to productive uses. Zone represented the National League of Cities and the city of Cleveland before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

Bruce Kafer, BSN ’99 and MSN ’05, was the producer and consultant for a short film, Native America: Diversity Within Diversity, which won the Aurora and SAIGE awards for independent films. Now a doctoral student in nursing at Case Western Reserve University, Kafer is the American Indian/Latino outreach coordinator in the Comprehensive Homeless Center of the VA Medical Center in Brecksville.

00s

Gregory Anglewicz, BA ’00, was elected president of the Cleveland Title Association for a one-year term. He is an associate with Weltman, Weinbert & Reis Co., L.P.A.

Floun'say R. Caver, MPA ’00, was selected for Crain’s Cleveland
Business
’ Forty Under 40 list. She is the budget manager for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.

Frank L. Gallucci III, JD ’00, was sworn in before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, allowing him to argue cases there. Nominated for the honor by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Dean Geoffrey S. Mearns, Gallucci is a personal injury lawyer with Plevin & Gallucci in Cleveland.

Stuart A. Friedman, MUPDD ’00, is director of project development for the Catholic Charities Housing Corporation.

Mary Meyer-Smith, BSN ’00, is a part-time adjunct faculty member at Cuyahoga Community College’s metropolitan campus. She teaches obstetric clinical nursing.

Gary Norman, JD ’00, was selected as a German Marshall Fund Fellow and will travel to Brussels and Berlin in October 2008. The program introduces a new generation of leaders to European institutions, people and politics. Norman, who is blind, works for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Medicare Medicaid Services in Washington, D.C.

Mark S. Sechrist, BA urban studies ’00, is the chief of police for the city of Beachwood.

Carolyn A. Kean, MBA ’01, received the Employee Excellence Award for Management at the American Red Cross 2008 annual national convention in recognition of her 30 years of exemplary service to the organization.

Zola D. Hardy, BA urban studies ’02, is a faculty member at Bryant & Stratton College.

John P. Hoose, MPA ’02, is manager of policy and research for the Cleveland Airport System (Hopkins and Burke airports).

Mehnaaz Momen, Ph.D. in urban studies ’02, presented at the National City Scapes Conference in Cleveland. Her paper was titled “Los Dos Laredos: A Tale of Two Cities.”

Rob Schneider, BA ’02, is the program manager for Books Plus at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. He is working on a master’s degree at Catholic University.

Zulma Zabala, JD/MPA ’02, is chief operating officer of the East End
Neighborhood House, serving the Woodland Hills, Buckeye and Fairfax
communities.

Ramon Adams, BA ’03, is a clinical trials coordinator at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. He lives in Cleveland.

Kathy Berta, BA ’03, is a senior consultant with M+R Strategic Services.

John H. Cieszkowski Jr. , MUPDD ’03, was promoted to senior planner at McKenna Associates, Inc.

David M. Fiebig, BA urban studies ’03, was elected a Willoughby Hills city councilman for a two-year term. He is working on a master’s degree in management.

Bryan Lloyd, MUPDD ’03, is an associate city planner for Roseville, Minn.

Dennis Morgan, BA urban studies ’03, is an employment specialist for Catholic Charities’ Migration and Refugee Services in Cleveland.

William Mountcastle, MPA ’03, was selected for Crain’s Cleveland
Business
’ Forty Under 40 list. He is vice president of
institutional relations and development for University Hospitals.

Larry Rokas, BBA ’03, was promoted to human resources manager at the Garick Corporation.

Gina Vernaci, MS urban studies ’03, received the League of American Theatres and Producers’ annual Samuel J. L’Hommedieu Award for Outstanding Achievement in Presenter Management. She is vice president of theatricals at the Playhouse Square Foundation.

Greg Anderson, BA ’03 and MPA ’06, is a ranger with the Cleveland Metroparks.

Nicole Noll, BA ’03 and JD ’06, is an associate at the Brooklyn Heights office of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.

Aaron Coleman, BA ’04, is a member of the Renaissance Repertory Theatre Company in Tennessee.

Bethany Wagner Heim, MUPDD ’04, is a GIS specialist and planner for the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission in Dayton.

Charles Holmes-Hope, MEd ’04, is the assistant director of the Multicultural Student Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He recently was appointed regional chair of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators in Higher Education IV East African-American Knowledge Community (AAKC) and regional board member. He also serves on the AAKC executive steering committee.

Bill Ragan, BS ’04, is the author of Lag: A Look at Circadian Desynchronization.

Rebecca (Becky) Salak, MUPDD ’04, is a planner with the Ohio Department of Transportation. Her husband is David Walker, MUPDD ’03.

Katharyne Marcus Starinsky, MUPDD ’04, was awarded a 2007-08 Cleveland Executive Fellowship. Funded by the Cleveland Foundation as part of the Cleveland Leadership Center, the program develops tomorrow’s leaders.

Jeffrey R. Vlasek, MA ’04, is an associate in the Cleveland office of Baker & Hostetler LLP.

Seth D. Beattie, MPA ’05, is a program manager for Community Partnership for Arts and Culture in Cleveland.

Peter Bishop, MPA ’05, is the economic development director for Currituck County, NC.

Tanisha Briley, MPA ’05, is the budget manager for the city of Davenport, Iowa.

Jason M. Hamman, MPA ’05, is a consultant with Silverlode Consulting Corporation.

Andrea Miller, MPA ’05, is an outreach coordinator for the North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor.

Marianna Romaniuk, MPA ’05, is a development associate with the YMCA of Greater Cleveland.

Frank Wagner, MPA ’05, is president of the Garfield Heights City
Council and a doctoral student at CSU’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.

Deirdre Zieminski, MPA ’05, is an inpatient systems project manager with MetroHealth Medical Center.

Rob Ziol, MPA ’05, was promoted to coordinator of the Center for
Leadership Programs at CSU’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.

Jacob Duritsky, BA ’05 and MS urban studies ’07, is a research assistant for the Center for Public Management and the Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center at CSU’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.

James Amendola, MUPDD ’06, is industrial services coordinator for the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation.

Rachael A. Balanson, MPA ’06, is a program officer with the Work First Services Division of Employment and Family Services of Cuyahoga County.

Kate Breton, MPA ’06, was awarded a Cleveland Executive Fellowship. Funded by the Cleveland Foundation as part of the Cleveland Leadership Center, the program develops tomorrow’s leaders.

Heather C. Clayton, MPA ’06, is the Francis H. Beam Jr. Fellow at Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland.

Jessica Dillworth, BA urban studies ’06, is a development associate with RSVP of Greater Cleveland.

Pete Ehlers, MBA ’06, was appointed to the newly created position of technical sales manager for the recently formed Swagelok Technology Services Co. He joined Swagelok in 2003 as alternative fuels market manager.

Maria Haller, JD/MPA ’06, is a community engagement specialist with the Sherwin Williams Foundation.

Paul Irwin, MPA ’06, recently returned from a 10-month assignment as an international volunteer for Kenya Family Charities in Nairobi. He wrote funding proposals, helped develop a strategic plan for the organization, and presented staff seminars.

Trevor A. McAleer, MPA ’06, is the fiscal services manager for the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Jessica Perko, MPA ’06, is manager of research and technical assistance for the Council of Development Finance Agencies.

Jerry Rugley, BA urban studies ’06, is a care coordinator for the Care Coordination Partnership of Catholic Charities Services Corporation.

Sally M. Scott, BA urban studies ’06, is a Veterans Affairs service representative.

Anthony J. Zampedro, MPA ’06, is assistant city manager for Mentor.

Karl Borgquist, JD ’07, is an associate at Potestivo & Associates, P.C. in Michigan.

Heather E. Burton, Ph.D. ’07, is an education specialist with The University of Akron.

Annetta Craven, BA urban studies ’07, is a legal instrument examiner for the Veterans Benefits Administration.

Randy Frederick, MBA ’07, joined the Swagelok Company as director of continuous improvement and quality. Most recently, he managed customer and supplier quality at Moen Inc.

Karen Swanson Haan, JD ’07, is an associate in the Cleveland office of Baker & Hostetler LLP. She was executive editor of the Cleveland State Law Review and a member of the board of governors of the Cleveland-Marshall moot court team.

Traci Nickerson, BA ’07, had her senior practicum film, Benjamin, selected for presentation at this year’s Hollywood Black Film Festival. Last November the film was shown at the African American Women in Cinema Festival in New York City, where she received a citation. She is working on American Gangster, a television documentary, and has directed a music video.

Vivek Rao, MBA ’07, joined Safeco Insurance as director of information technology. He lives in Renton, Wash.

Matthew J. Sattler, MUPDD ’07, is an economic development specialist with the Lucas County Improvement Corporation.

Tamar Shroitman-Sarig, Ph.D. ’07, is the assistant city manager and director of strategic planning for Holon, Israel.

Alicia Sloan, MPA ’07, is an administrative assistant with the Children’s Initiative Learning Academy.

Diambu Smith, MPA ’07, is a business development officer with the
City of Cleveland’s Department of Economic Development.

Kendra Smith, MS urban studies ’07, is the community involvement coordinator for the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation.

Jennifer Stonebrook, BA ’07, is director of referrals and admissions at the Hospice of the Western Reserve. The Mentor resident is continuing her studies in George Washington University’s End of Life Care master’s program.

David M. Villafana, BA ’07, is a GIS planning analyst with the Baldwin County (Ala.) Commission.

In Memoriam

Milton Friedberg, BSEE/BSME ’40, in February 2008

William F. Bland, BSCE ’40, in June 2008

Richard Mackay, BSCE ’51, in October 2007

Michael Shatten, JD ’52, in April 2007

Ben S. Pace, BBA ’57, in December 2004

Walter Fricker, BSME ’58, in May 2007

Donald L. Mokren, BS ’65, in June 2007

Richard Jordan, BBA ’67, in July 2007

Mark Immelt, JD ’74, in November 2007

Sharon Benz, MEd’76, in April 2007

Paul Clark, JD ’77, in October 2007

Robert Isbell, JD ’78, in June 2007

Susan S. Grane, MEd ’84, in October 2003

Derek Owens, BA ’95, in March 2008

Michael Fultz, JD ’04, in December 2007

Cleveland State Deaths

Carroll Sierk in May 2007. He was affiliated with the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law for 29 years and served as associate dean.

Franklyn Roesch in August 2007. An associate professor emeritus of engineering, he joined CSU in 1963 and retired in 1984.

Paul Jalics in September 2007. A professor emeritus of computer and information science, he joined CSU in 1976 and retired in 2007.

Anna Marie Curran McMahon, BA ’78 and MA ’81, in January 2008. She taught English in CSU’s Writing Lab, First College and Department of English for 25 years.

Audrey Pitt Enarson in January 2008. From 1966 to 1972, she was the First Lady of Cleveland State as wife of President Harold Enarson.

William Chisholm in January 2008. A professor emeritus of English and linguistics, he joined CSU in 1969 and retired in 1998. He was the editor of Dictionaries, the journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, as well as the pronunciation editor of the 1970 Webster’s New World Dictionary.

James Skellenger, BA ’57, in February 2008. Dr. Skellenger was the coordinator of arts and sciences at Fenn College from 1956 to 1959.

Clyde Bratton in March 2008. An associate professor emeritus of physics, Dr. Bratton joined CSU in 1967 and retired in 2002.

Angie Langford in May 2008. She was a secretary in the Fenn College of Engineering for 18 years, the last seven in mechanical engineering.

Claire L. Felbinger in May 2008. She served as director of the Levin College of Urban Affairs’ Master of Public Administration program from 1988 to 1998 and was the founding editor of Public Works Management and Policy.