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Two alumns pose under giant polar bear ice sculpture

The 1950s and ’60s featured a Winter Weekend hosted by the junior class, which included all sorts of winter fun.


Richard Monda continues to progress in his second career. He has received tenure and has been promoted from instructor to assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York. Posted 2024-01-17
Anthony Marchese
The University of Rhode Island (URI) has named Anthony J. Marchese ’89 dean of the College of Engineering and the Vincent and Estelle Murphy Professor of Engineering. Anthony comes to URI from Colorado State University, where he served as associate dean for academic and student affairs for the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering. The University of Rhode Island College of Engineering is home to more than 1,600 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. Over the past decade, the college has seen enrollment nearly double, along with substantial growth in research funding, partnerships, philanthropic support, and investment in new faculty. “As a first-generation college student, engineering researcher, and educator, I am simultaneously humbled and exhilarated at the prospect of stewarding the College of Engineering on its upward trajectory, while staying grounded in its core values as a public, land-grant research university,” he said. Anthony is an expert in internal combustion engines, biofuels, and methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, and his work has been broadly disseminated in over 350 journal, conference, and invited presentations. He is also a dedicated engineering educator and recipient of numerous honors and awards for his excellence in teaching, including the American Society for Engineering Education Kauffman Award for Technology Entrepreneurship. In 2001, he was named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Posted 2023-03-24
March Gallagher (née Sadowitz) was re-elected to serve a second term as the Ulster County comptroller. She serves on the board of the Hudson Valley Farm and Food Growth Fund. Prior to serving as comptroller, she served as the president and CEO of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. Posted 2023-03-24
James Pond is the new director for the Monroe County Department of Transportation, to which he brings over 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Monroe County, he served with the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, and spent time in Keflavik, Iceland, and Philadelphia. Posted 2021-09-29
Martha (Misha) Riveros-Jacobson, a packaging and manufacturing executive with a wealth of international experience, joined PAC Worldwide as vice president of innovation. She will oversee the global company’s business development and research and development teams. PAC is a leader and innovator in the development and manufacturing of customized packaging and contract packaging solutions. Posted 2021-09-29
Gerald E. Daly was elected to the board of directors for the New England Council, a non-partisan alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations. Gerald is regional vice president at UnitedHealthcare. Posted 2021-09-29
Martin J. Grohman joined the board of directors of Cerahelix, a leader in the development and manufacturing of disruptive ceramic nanofiltration membrane products. Martin is executive director of the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine. Posted 2021-09-29
Diane M. Flynn has been elected to the board of directors for the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. She is the director of the Beinecke Scholarship Program, which encourages and enables highly motivated students with need from across the United States to pursue opportunities and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Posted 2021-09-29
Ron Buckmire is vice president for equity, diversity, and inclusion at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He is associate dean for curricular affairs and professor of mathematics at Occidental College. Posted 2021-09-29
Richard Monda won another honorable mention in the Griffith Observatory Science Writing Contest, this time for his article “Chasing the Moon’s Shadow Again: Another Totally Awesome Experience — a Sequel.” This was an account of his trip to observe the August 2017 total eclipse of the sun from a prairie of central Wyoming. After 25 years on the planetarium staff of the Schenectady Museum (now MiSci), 10 as planetarium director, he now teaches physics and astronomy at Hudson Valley Community College, where he makes occasional videos about the current night sky called the HVCC Eyes on the Sky series. Posted 2021-02-26
Business Karl Fessenden, M.S. ’89, became president and chief operating officer at MB Aerospace. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer at CHC Helicopter. Posted 2020-05-20
Engineering Burns & Levinson welcomed Paul Pysher as one of its partners in its Intellectual Property Group. A highly regarded IP prosecutor, he had been a partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart. Posted 2020-05-20
Engineering Martin Reid joined GODIVA Chocolatier as its chief supply chain officer. He had been with The Estée Lauder Companies, where he led supply chain operations in fast-growing businesses across multiple manufacturing locations. Posted 2020-05-20
Ed Gray was selected by PA Consulting’s ReliabilityOne award program as the Outstanding Contributor to Reliability. This award is widely recognized as one of the electric utility industry's most prestigious honors that recognizes the electric utilities that provide their customers with the highest levels of service reliability. Ed was recognized for his significant impact on electric reliability for PSE&G’s 2.2 million customers in New Jersey and PSEG-LI's 1.1 million customers on Long Island. Posted 2019-10-01
Mangesh Kale (M.S. ’89) was named managing director of Precision Automation and Robotics India (PARI). Posted 2019-10-01
Nitin Jain (M.S. ’89, Ph.D. ’91) has been named a fellow at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is chief technology officer and board member of Anokiwave Inc., a company he founded. Posted 2019-10-01
Dave Sovie co-authored Reinventing the Product: How to Transform Your Business and Create Value in the Digital Age, which focuses on how digital technologies are transforming traditional products into smart and connected ones. Dave is currently a senior partner at Accenture and has been living in Japan these last several years. Posted 2019-10-01
Vivian Kuo was named a shareholder in the global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP in its Washington, D.C., office. She was previously a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP. Posted 2019-10-01
Naveed Hussain was named the head of Boeing Research & Technology, which is Boeing's advanced central research and development group. In March, he was the speaker at the inaugural RAA alumni lecture series hosted by the Seattle alumni chapter at the Future of Flight Museum in Mukilteo, Wash. Posted 2019-10-01
Peter Memon was one of the recipients of the 2018 RA A Key Award. Posted 2019-10-01
Jayson Moy was selected last fall as general manager of Saki Asia Pacific. His responsibilities cover all of Asia excluding Japan, greater China, and Korea for 2D and 3D automated solder paste, optical, and X-ray inspection and measurement systems. Posted 2019-10-01
Jonathan Berry, M.S. '89, Ph.D. '95, received a special appointment as Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M. Posted 2019-10-01
Doug Krehbiel checked in from Washington, D.C., where he is the director of data analytics for FrontStream, a company that helps smaller not-for-profits survive and thrive. He is a D.C. actor, public radio host, and voice-over artist. Doug's first playwrighting effort — Silly Delaware — was produced locally last summer, and he is a proud member of the Actors' Equity Association. Posted 2019-10-01
Carol Driggs, M.S. ’89, was honored as one of five Women Who Light the Community by the Boulder Chamber Business Women’s Leadership Group in September. Carol is strategic staffing manager for the Boulder, Colo., location of Northrop Grumman, and within her position, she leads an initiative to increase Boulder’s STEM within the local schools, universities, and community. She has focused on creating a pipeline of talent into Northrop Grumman and developing that talent. She helped initiate and expand a “College Day” to hire the best students from college/industry engagement events, leveraged CyberPatriot internships, and led teams to establish Cyber/STEM camps for middle and high school students. Posted 2019-03-10
Engineering Gregory Allen (Chem.E.), a member of the Department of Defense, was recently profiled by the Army Chemical Materials Activity group where he works. His interesting background shows how he was able to pursue his dreams and break stereotypes. Posted 2018-10-10
David McIntyre, M.S. ’89, was one of the 2018 Silver Beaver Award recipients awarded by the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients are recognized for their distinguished and noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by Scout leaders. Posted 2018-10-10
Dr. Judy Cezeaux, ’89 Ph.D, was selected as the next dean of the Arkansas Tech University College of Engineering and Applied Science. At the time of her appointment, she was chair of biomedical engineering at Western New England University. Posted 2018-10-10
Engineering Martin Grohman (Chem.E.) was featured in the March 25 edition of the Portland Herald Press. It’s an interesting read and it’s not the only time he’s been written about—he’s a state representative from Biddeford, Maine. He is the director of sustainability for GAF, one of the country’s biggest roofing companies, and he has championed recycling the asphalt shingles used in roofing jobs into paving materials. Posted 2018-10-10
At the beginning of 2018, Earle (Rusty) Bascom was appointed to a two-year term as chair of the IEEE Insulated Conductors Committee. The group focuses on the development of IEEE guides and standards relating to underground and submarine power transmission and other types of insulated conductors. Posted 2018-10-10
Business Mark Maybury, MBA ’89, was named to the newly created position of chief technology officer at Stanley Black & Decker in November. John joined the organization from the MITRE Corp., where he held a variety of strategic technology leadership roles over 27 years. A former U.S. Air Force officer and chief scientist from 2010 to 2013, John is a member of the Defense Science Board and recently completed service on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee. Posted 2018-03-15
John Olson was named vice president of cloud operations, technical support and security at Guardian Analytics in October. John is responsible for running the company’s cloud operations financial crime platform, which combines fraud detection and anti-money laundering (AML) capabilities, as well as a real-time B2B supplier portal account takeover (ATO) offering. Posted 2018-03-15