The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)
recently awarded Dr. Doreen M. Tobin ’74, center,
interim vice president for student affairs at East Stroudsburg
University, its most prestigious honor, the Ted K. Miller Achievement of
Excellence Award. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments
in advancing standards of practice and quality assurance in educational programs
and services in higher education, with the goal of enhancing
student learning. Jan Arminio, president of CAS (right), presented
the award, joined by the award’s namesake, Ted K. Miller, CAS’s
first president. Tobin has led Kutztown University’s 10-year review
twice and coordinated the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s review
of its alcohol and other drug education programs at its 14 institutions.
Class Reporter Joel Collamer ’78, of Old Greenwich,
Conn., has accepted a position with Tata Consultancy Services’ global
insurance practice. He is based in New York City as a managing consultant
with leadership responsibilities for selling the full spectrum of Tata’s
offerings and for managing the delivery of those services to insurance
Potter ’04, public affairs coordinator
and executive director of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition
Authority and the New Jersey Hall of Fame, has been appointed
to the board of the International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA).
membership includes 120 sports heritage organizations from five
to helping member institutions better preserve history and
educate future generations on the importance of sport as
to its Web site.
Dix & Eaton, Cleveland, Ohio, has announced that Robert
G. Berick ’89, a managing director of the firm, has been
named to head its investor relations practice. Berick, who began
his career in the New York office of Hill & Knowlton, Inc., is a
member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).
He serves on the board of the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
and the marketing committee of the Museum of Contemporary
Art of Cleveland.
George R. Moore ’70, of Andover, Mass., has been
elected to a one-year term as president of the New England Bar Association.
Moore is a shareholder in the law firm of Devine Millimet; his practice
focuses on commercial litigation cases, and he has trial experience encompassing
business and securities litigation, business governance disputes and professional
liability matters such as intellectual property rights and real estate
and tax disputes. He is admitted to practice in both Massachusetts and
University of Florida Professor of Geology Michael Perfit ’71 was
on campus to deliver the Susan Caroline Ferguson Memorial Lecture
in Geology on March 1. He spoke on new geological and biological discoveries
in deep-submarine exploration of the East Pacific Rise.
Michael Burgess ’75 (right)has been named
commissioner of the New York State Office for the Aging under the new administration
of Governor Eliot Spitzer (left). The government major and Thelmo
member had served as the executive director of the New York State Alliance
for Retired Americans since 2004; prior to that, he was executive director
of the New York Statewide Senior Action Council.
Marilyn Holstein ’80 has been honored by the Junior
League of the City of New York, Inc., (NYJL) as one of their
2006 Outstanding Volunteers of the Year. Holstein has volunteered with
the NYJL since 1997 and served on a variety of committees supporting NYJL’s charitable
activities, including the Community Health Access Model Program, the Girls
Leadership Institute and the NYJL Mother’s Day Race to Erase Domestic
Violence. When not volunteering with the NYJL, she is managing
editor of Newsweek Budget Travel.
David J. Miller ’81 has been appointed deputy commissioner
for innovation and chief of staff of the New York State Education Department.
Miller is in a new post that, according to a press release, “is responsible
for carrying out fundamental systems change where needed to ensure (that)
the department’s capacity is allocated effectively to achieve its
mission.” Miller had been the long-time executive director of Audubon
New York. He has been active as an alumnus, in career advising and as a
Reunion planner, and is the recipient of a 2007 Alumni Citation.
Andrew Ewing ’79 has been awarded a Marie Curie
chair to become professor of analytical chemistry at Gothenburg University,
Sweden. The chair is a three-year award, with the possibility of extension
into a permanent position.
Kevin Raphael ’91, a shareholder at the Philadelphia
firm of Miller, Alfano & Raspanti PC, was named a Super Lawyers Rising
Star for 2006. He was selected for his work in white-collar criminal defense,
including civil and criminal health care fraud, commercial disputes, professional
licensing litigation and liquor licensing litigation. After graduating
from St. Lawrence, he received his J.D. from SUNY Buffalo School
The American Lawyer has designated Sean Murphy ’91,
a partner at the international law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
LLP, as a Fab Fifty Young Litigator, an elite group of litigators
whom the The American Lawyer recognizes as the top 50 litigators in
the United States under age 45. A securities litigator in the New York
office of Milbank, he represents major mutual fund and financial service
companies in complex securities matters. He was also recognized as a leading
securities litigator by Chambers USA and was recently selected
as one of Lawdragon’s “500 New Stars.”
'85 and Gregory Ferrero '84 have
both earned promotions at Goldman Sachs. Winston is the global
head of equities and FICC human capital management. She was named a managing
director in 2006. Ferrero manages the firm’s Florida and Latin
American private wealth management businesses. He also became a managing
director in 2006; he earned his MBA at Harvard Business School.
Dr. Thomas Okey, a senior quantitative marine ecologist
at the Department of Marine and Atmospheric Research at the Australian Commonwealth
Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Queensland, Australia,
has been named a 2007 Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation. He will receive
$150,000 to conduct a three-year conservation project designed to address
critical challenges to healthy oceans, by performing a gap analysis of research
on marine and coastal climate impacts and adaptation programs. The goal of
the analysis is to aid in the development of more comprehensive and complementary
science programs and innovative ideas for climate change impact assessment,
management and communication.