classnotes

41 Abraham R. Baum (MBA '61) is a board officer of the New York chapter of
the Institute for Management Accountants. Irving Silverman resides in Tucson, Ariz., in the winter and Bernard, Me., in the summer. In Maine he is licensed to perform marriage ceremonies in his Mt. Desert Private Lighthouse Wedding Chapel.

42 Melvin Zuckerman, who lives in Manhattan, has fond memories of the
lifelong friends he made as a member of the campus organization Prospice &
Lavender, including Irving Adler, the late Irving Blank, Sydney Chalofsky, Murray Glaser, Herb Gruber, the late Vic Grossman, and Alvin Schwartz. For over 50 years, they and their wives all met for dinner the first Saturday of every month.

43 Ed Kanner retired last year after 50 years in business, including positions
as COO of Avnet, group VP of Leviton Manufacturing, and president of American Insulated Wire and Pacific Electric Cord. He has been married to Penny Penenberg ('45) for 62 years.

45 A research scholar in the graduate division of women's studies at UCLA,
Penny Penenberg recently endowed a classroom and several prizes for women's
studies at Baruch. She is currently working on her latest publication, "British Women
in World War I at the Fronts in Europe." She has served as the president of several professional organizations, including the Western Association of Women Historians.

48 In February Sidney Kess was honored by Baruch College for his outstanding contributions to the field of taxation. Executives from major accounting firms were present at the ceremony, after which Kess addressed Baruch's current taxation students. An author and lecturer, Kess is chairman of the advisory board of Tax Hotline and has edited a column for the New York Law Journal for the past 34 years.

52 Gerald J. (Gerry) Hahn, retired manager of statistics, GE Corporate Research and Development, was awarded the 2006 George Box Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Industrial Statistics by the European Network of Industrial and Business Statistics at a ceremony in Wroclaw, Poland. His tentatively titled book, Statistics for Better Products and Services, co-written with Necip Doganaksoy, will
be published by Wiley in 2008. Hahn and his wife, Bea, live in Schenectady, N.Y.

56 In November Frank J. Borelli was named inaugural inductee into the Financial Executives International (FEI) Hall of Fame. The former FEI chair and retired CFO
of Marsh & McClennan Cos., Borelli is senior advisor to Stone Point Capital and director of Genworth Financial, Express Scripts, Interpublic Group, and Signal Holdings. After 50 years in the music business, retired Billboard magazine deputy editor Irv Lichtman volunteers on the executive board of the Songwriters Hall of
Fame and the Smithsonian/Library of Congress Recording Preservation Project.

57 In October author Allen Brayer (whose book Hiding in Death's Shadow: How
I Survived the Holocaust
was featured in the summer 2006 issue of BCAM) was a
guest speaker in Professor Debra Popkin's Great Works of Literature II class at Baruch. In May 2006, Rear Admiral Robert Rosen (MBA '60) participated in a ceremony for the family of Chief Watertender Peter Tomich aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise in Split, Croatia. Tomich was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942 for his heroism aboard the U.S.S. Iowa at Pearl Harbor. Until recently, the U.S. Navy had been unable to locate a family member to receive it.

60 Blossom Heide is retired and living in Pocono Summit, Penn.

64 Leigh Abrams, president and CEO of Drew Industries, was the keynote
speaker at Baruch's Student Leadership Weekend in upstate New York in October. Robert Brooks, a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, has co-authored several books, including Raising Resilient Children and The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life.
After several years as a corporate controller and director of human resources for a hospitality company, Henry Goldhammer is semi-retired and working as a teacher assistant in the special education department of Clearwater (Fla.) High School. Jeremiah Healy has been appointed CFO of the LGL Group, Inc. He has over 40
years of experience in corporate finance and accounting in a variety of industries.

65 "I'm glad to be home again," says Jeff Danowitz, who has just started in a
staff position in the Office of Communications and Marketing at Baruch College.
He's amazed at the vitality still present from when he first came here and that he
found again as an adjunct professor of marketing in 1983–84. He has been president
of three direct marketing clubs (Florida, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and New York),
chaired the Business-to-Business Council for the national Direct Marketing Association, and worked with clients at BBDO. In October Roger Hertog, director and vice chairman of the AllianceBernstein Corporation, donated $1 million to increase the number of undergraduate honors scholars at Baruch. It is the largest gift in the history of the College's Honors Program. In January Hertog, who is part owner of the New York Sun newspaper and The New Republic magazine, was elected chairman of the board of trustees of the New York Historical Society. He also serves on the boards of the Manhattan Institute, the New York Public Library, and the Shalem Center.

66 William Macaulay has donated $30 million, the largest gift in the history
of CUNY, for the purchase of the Steinhardt Building, which will become the permanent home of CUNY's Macaulay Honors College. Macaulay, chairman and
CEO of First Reserve Corporation, was recently inducted into the Baruch chapter of
the Golden Key International Honour Society as an honorary member. In March First Reserve was honored as Money Management Letter's Alternative Manager of the Year at a gala dinner in Las Vegas.

67 In September Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., appointed Jack Kaye, CPA,
to the company's board of directors. He had been a partner at Deloitte & Touche,
LLP, from 1978 to May 2006 and is currently active in several charitable organiza-
tions. Real estate broker Lowell Levine is owner of Lowell International Realty in
Palm Beach, Fla. Michael I. Roth was elected to the board of the National Center
on Addiction and Substance Abuse. He currently serves as chair and CEO of the Interpublic Group.

68 Hank Wasiak (MBA), co-founder and director of the Concept Farm, a New York–based creative development company, was a speaker at the Human Capital Summit in Arizona in March. An Emmy-nominated executive producer for television, Wasiak is the co-author of Change the Way You See Everything (Running Press).

69 Richard A. Leotta (MPA '73) is legal assistant to a Supreme Court judge in Brooklyn. Marketing manager Alan Sadovnick, who lives in Congers, N.Y., recently celebrated the marriage of his daughter.

71 Robert Hutchinson (MBA) has been appointed VP of Dornoch Holdings LLC. Previously, he worked for the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority. Lawrence R. Oring (MBA) has been designated Chartered Advisor for Senior Living by the American College in Bryn Mawr, Penn.

72 Yolene Legrand's painting Pier A Battery Park won the Elaine & James Hewitt Memorial Award in Oils at the Audubon Artists Juried Annuals, held at the Salmagundi Club in New York City last fall.

73 Sal Muto is president of Allied International Sales; he plans to retire to Palm Beach, Fla. Barry E. Rabinowitz has joined Keats, Connelly and Associates, Inc., in West Palm Beach, Fla., as a staff planner. Paul Zielinski joined the staff of the Port
of Palm Beach District last summer as director of finance.

74 George J. Amantas joined Columbia Bank as SVP/treasurer. A banker for over 30 years, he previously served as SVP and treasurer for Hudson United Bank.

75 In September Len Eisenstein (MBA) was appointed senior VP of sales for the Americas at Proxim Wireless Corp., a subsidiary of Terebeam, Inc. Most recently, he was VP of worldwide sales for IP Infusion, a provider of network software for enhanced IP service platforms. In February Shoshana and Baruch Halpern (MBA) were honored at the Chai Lifeline Southeast's annual Make-A-Difference Gala in Miami. The couple received the organization's Chai Heritage Award.

77 CPA Art Gurwitz (MBA) is executive director at Proskauer Rose LLP. Real estate attorney Richard Leibman (MBA) joined the real estate group in the New York office of Andrews Kurth.

78 Martin F. Baumann (MBA) has joined the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's Office of Research and Analysis as deputy director. In a 2006
piece published in The Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, CPA
Harold Gellis (MBA) was recognized as the fifth-most prolific writer of systems research articles in the U.S. from 1985 to 2000. Gellis is a professor in the Department of Accounting and Business at York College, CUNY. Gwen Garrett Joly has been a teacher with the New York Department of Education for 29 years. She has an 11-year-old daughter, Lauren.

79 Abe Borenstein has joined First Republic Securities Company, LLC, a subsidiary of First Republic Bank, as managing director. Previously, he was first VP
at Ryan Beck Inc. Sylvia Csuros Clark is associate professor of marketing at Saint John's University's Tobin College of Business, on Staten Island. Richard L. DiNardo's book Germany's Panzer Arm in World War II was recently reprinted in paperback (Stackpole Books). Isles, Inc., a nonprofit community and development and environmental organization, has hired Donna Kates (MBA) as VP for finance. Previously, she was CFO of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

80 Cathy Avgiris is senior VP and general manager of Comcast Voice Services;
she joined the company in 1992 and advanced through several positions in cable operations and high-speed Internet before taking over the Voice Services Group in 2005. Obnes Cherilus is an auditor for the U.S. Army. Ronald Copeland is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation counselor in Lancaster, Penn. Peter Gomori (MBA) is a professor of management at St. Francis College in Brooklyn. American Jewish University President Robert Wexler (MBA) lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Hana. They have a son and three daughters. Formerly the University of Judaism, the school changed its name after a recent merger with the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. Wexler has taught there since the early 1980s.

81 For the past nine years, Raul Dabalsa (MBA) has been the New York–based international VP at Tiffany & Company and Tourneau Inc. Dennis Farrell (MBA) has joined Morgan Stanley as executive director of the credit products group. He was previously managing director with Moody's Investors Service. FBR Capital Markets Corporation has named James A. Gargiulo senior VP, chief human capital officer.
Most recently, he was VP of human resources at Watson Wyatt Worldwide. Anthony Magliove is president of Wellness MWD, which specializes in motivational seminars with an emphasis on spiritual, emotional, and physical growth.

82 Gloria Feliciano is senior VP of human resources at the marketing firm GFK. Retired from his job as assistant to the chief of voter registration for Fulton County, Ga., Charles E.N. Liverpool is a full-time volunteer with the nonprofit DESKAN Institute and Training, Inc. The Atlanta-based organization provides aid to needy families in the form of food, clothing, and counseling and is involved in delivering health education to groups at risk for HIV/AIDS. Liverpool has also published three books of poetry and personal essays. He is currently working on Silent Waters: Guyana's Great Flood, 2005.

83 Michael Day was named CFO for AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah, the second-largest AAA affiliate, with more than 4 million members. He was most recently a financial consultant with Africast Global Media in New York. Community National Bank has named Brian Handler VP of residential lending. Previously, he worked as mortgage operations manager at the United Nations Federal Credit Union, AVP/mortgage manager at Yonkers Savings & Loan, and AVP/senior underwriter at Dime Savings Bank. James Lam, president of James Lam and Associates and author of Enterprise Risk Management, was named one of the 100
Most Influential People in Finance for 2006 by Risk and Finance magazine. Eugene O'Byrne and Brenda Russo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in September. After 35 years as a firefighter, O'Byrne became an accountant. He currently teaches senior citizens tax preparation and computer use. The couple lives on Staten Island
and has four children and seven grandchildren.

85 Po Sit is a member of Davis Polk & Wardwell's tax department. He joined the firm in 1985 and became a partner in 1995.

87 James E. Smith Jr. (MPA) has been named budget director of the city of Oakland, Calif. Previously, he was budget director for the city of Riverside.

88 In August Amy (Prebesh) Posner joined the Marketing Consortium as advertising account supervisor. She has 18 years of experience with several New York–based advertising/marketing agencies. Peter Sfoglia (MBA) has been appointed VP of strategic accounts for Archer Technologies, a provider of enterprise risk and compliance management solutions. Sfoglia has over 20 years of consulting experience with such companies as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and Accenture. In December Erica (Abeles) Weiser joined DeSanto Realty Group as director of sales and marketing. Previously, she was senior VP for NNN Capital Corp.

89 Eric Abbey was hired by Poap Corp., a subsidiary of Accoona Corp. based in Jersey City, as VP of insurance broker compliance. He is also an associate agent at the Keats Agency in Floral Park, N.Y. Sandra E. Baird is northeast region staff manager for field training for Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group. She is based in Newark, N.J.

90 In September Bridgette Bowie was promoted to VP and controller of Carver Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank. Previously VP and deputy controller, she joined the company in 2002. Jeanmarie Davis (MBA) was promoted from VP to senior VP in the Bank Supervision Group of the Federal
Reserve Bank of New York. She joined the bank in 1985 as an application analyst.

91 Howard Fox (MBA) operates three websites (sensibleweddings.com, allclassweddings.com, and sensibleparties.com) catering to wedding planning.
He lives in Glen Rock, N.J., with his wife and child.

92 Kim Hardwick was named English department high school/middle school
curriculum coordinator of the Garden City (N.Y.) School District.

93 Retired as Business Teacher of the Year from New York's Department of Education, Cora D. Dix-Austin (MSEd) serves as president of the Lindsay Park Housing Corp. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) has named Daphne Leroy director of marketing and communications. Previously, she worked at CBS Corporation and Viacom, Inc., where she was manager of the global initiative on HIV/AIDS within corporate relations, office of the chairman.

95 Forensic auditor Marc Benson was appointed managing director of Daylight Forensic & Advisory LLC, an independent fraud risk management and investigative consulting firm. Benson previously served as the director of forensic accounting for
CA (formerly Computer Associates, Inc.). In addition to running his own computer-
programming consulting business, Robert Gavila is publishing a comic book under
the banner of Crossover Comics. Taneshia Nash Laird was appointed executive director of the Trenton (N.J.) Downtown Association in October. She most recently served as director of the Division of Economic Development for the City of Trenton. James P. Loughlin has joined Cushman & Wakefield as director of brokerage services, responsible for management of its Long Island office. He most recently worked as research manager for CB Richard Ellis. Penny Varana and her volunteer work with the Salvation Army were the subject of a December piece in San Francisco Downtown magazine.

96 Ajibola Fadahunsi married fiancée Amaka Tagbo last December at a waterfront ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria. They met while pursuing graduate degrees at Dartmouth University—he at the Tuck School of Business, and she at the Medical School. In October Sifa M. Fairclough was married to Kevin R.L. Hanson in Woodbury, N.Y. She is national account director at Uniworld Group, Inc., and he is co-founder and CEO of DK Stock, Inc.

97 Marcela Katz Armoza (MPA) was appointed VP of student affairs and enrollment at CUNY's New York City College of Technology. She had been serving
as acting VP. Before that, she was dean of enrollment management and director of the college's SEEK program. In March Terry Tsao (MBA) was named president of SEMI Southeast Asia, where he is responsible for the company's programs, products, and services in Singapore and Taiwan. Previously, he was managing director of International Data Corporation in Taiwan.

98 In February the United States Tennis Association named Rita Garza (MPA) director of public relations, Pro Tennis. Prior to joining the USTA, she was VP of cultural health initiatives of the American Heart Association. Garza has played competitive tennis throughout her 20-year public relations career. Oscar Onyema (MBA) is SVP and chief administrative officer of the American Stock Exchange. Adine Schuman is director of development at Engender Health.

99 Alejandra Ceja (MPA) has joined the staff of Rep. George Miller (D-Calif) as
a senior budget and appropriations analyst in his Education and Labor Committee.
She previously was a program examiner in the Office of Management and Budget. Filmmaker Tarik Cherkoui's 1999 animated short, Saadia: A Moroccan Woman in
the Resistance
, was screened at Baruch in March as part of Women's History Month. The film was shown at the Human Rights Film Festival and won a gold plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival. Joshua M. Swade is president and CEO of
Young American Recordings, a record label he co-founded in 2004. The label's acts include British band South, New York's Orange Park, producer collective Steal
Union, and '80s dance-rock outfit APB.

00 In February John Cosenza (CPA) and Sarah Lilioa were married in Metuchen, N.J., where they reside. He is a senior auditor with Miller, Ellin & Co. in New York; she is a social worker with the Belleville Public Schools. George W. Hewlett High School in Hewlett, N.Y., has named David Gutmann (MSEd) principal. Most recently, he served as assistant principal of Roslyn High School. Phyllis Lloyd Hall and her husband, Rory, celebrated the birth of their son, Jair Arthur, in November. Florida Kallashi works in chemical research for Merck & Co. in Rahway, N.J. In March Jay Landauer was promoted to VP of Union Capital Corporation, a New York–based private equity firm. He has been an associate with the company since
2004. A clinical coordinator at the Astor Home for Children, Cecilia Rembert
received her PhD in psychology in 2006. Jonathan Yee recently opened Incredi,
an Asian fusion restaurant located at 363 Third Avenue in Manhattan.

01 Anna Dziekan is an AVP, prime brokerage, at Merrill Lynch. Jason Hubschman (MBA) has joined the product management team of DWS Scudder, a division of Deutsche Asset Management. He was previously VP of structuring and transaction management for private investor products (North America) at ABN
AMRO. In October landscape architect Anna Papageorge (MBA) was named VP
of the division of facilities and real estate services at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she was senior VP and memorial design director for the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., managing the World Trade Center Memorial project.

02 Lisa L. James is a marketing specialist with the Grow Network, McGraw-Hill.

03 Jenson Abraham and Cindy Thomas were married in September at
Haddonfield United Methodist Church in Haddonfield, N.J. He is a securities analyst
for Wells Fargo in Columbia, Md., and she is a financial analyst for the Hay Group in Philadelphia. Patricia L. Caines (MPA) has accepted the position of project officer
at Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Center to Advance Palliative Care. She will
focus on developing Web-based distance learning initiatives and expanding audio conference offerings, among other special projects. Ron Goldman and Ralph Vacca are co-founders of Kognito, a leadership-training software company that placed third
in the 2003 Baruch College and Merrill Lynch IPO® Challenge. Kognito currently has 10 employees, and its clients include corporations, schools, and government agencies. The company was featured in a November article in the Village Voice on student entrepreneurs. Keith Hor was appointed CFO of Diguang International Development Co., Ltd., a China-based manufacturer of backlights for the LCD display industry. Previously, he was the company's controller.

04 In November the Halachic Organ Donor Society, founded by Robby Berman (MBA), held a two-day conference on Jewish law and organ donation at Albert
Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. The symposium, which included rabbis from several countries, was the subject of an article in the New York Times. Amy Duschenchuk (MSEd) and Adam Greenstein were married in September at the Milleridge Cottage in Jericho, N.Y. She is assistant dean of enrollment at Columbia University School of Nursing, and he is an attorney for the New York City Transit Authority. Harris A. Kaplan (MPA) and his wife, Karina, welcomed their first child, David Miles, in November. Kaplan is a project manager in the Operations Division of the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Leslie Martinez is the coordinator of the sleepover program at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. She began working at the museum in 2001 as a part-time membership assistant while attending Baruch. Cheryl Rasmussen is a senior reports analyst, statistics, at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

05 A commercial insurance manager with Holcam Associates, Nahreyah Ball
offers custom-packaged business owners' insurance. She is based in White Plains,
N.Y., and can be reached at nball82@optonline.net. Kinshasa Best has joined the Office of College Advancement at Baruch as a campaign development assistant. Previously, she was a conference planner with Simmons Boardman Publishing. In October Christopher Brandon Doyle and Lauren Michelle Silk were married at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City. He is a project manager for Moody's Investors Service; she is an administrative assistant for Spears Grisanti & Brown, an investment management firm. Rebecca Haggerty and Mark Patrick Williams were married in September at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. She is a fundraising specialist at the National Museum of the American Indian of the Smithsonian Institution, and he is an associate specializing in land use and environmental law at McManimon & Scotland. Angela Hae Jin Kong and Scott David Miller were married in September at the Puck Building in New York. She is an actress/model, and he is a patent attorney. Last spring Teri Maiorca (MA) was hired as VP for communications at the Foundation Center, a national nonprofit information and research center dedicated to advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy. Previously, she was director of marketing in the Office of Communications and Marketing at Baruch. She is a choir member at Marble Collegiate Church and occasionally performs in cabaret and musical theatre.

06 Komal Jadhwani (MA) and Angad Rajpal were married in Mumbai, India, in December. She most recently worked as a communications consultant for the Ballentine Investment Institute at Syracuse University. Anna Namakula is an account administrator for Great-West in New York City.