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Jason Bryden (2001)
Career -- Jason Bryden '01 received two awards in 2013. He was the recipient of the 2013 Washington College Sho'men Club Outstanding Service Award on February 21, 2013 in Chestertown, Md and was presented with the 10-Year ECAC-SIDA Service Award on June 6, 2013 in Manchester, N.H.
Alicia Cavallo (2009g)
Engagement -- Alicia Cavallo (G09) is currently working as a high school English teacher in Putnam County, NY. She is a graduate student at Fordham University, pursuing an additional masters degree in School Building Leadership and Administration. She is engaged to be married in July of 2014 to Brian Burns.
Jack Hornbeck (1973)
Career -- After serving forty years as a Association Executive, Jack Hornbeck retired on June 30, 2013. For the past twenty-five years Hornbeck served the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce in Norfolk, Virginia, as the organization's President and CEO.
Matt Hughes (2007)
Career -- Matt Hughes, Class of 2007, is the founder and managing partner of Hughes-Darus Research Associates, a full-service research and polling firm providing services to state and local political campaigns.
Shirley (Andrew) Palazzo (1958g)
General -- A note to say - My former roommate Patricia Sullivan Primrose died in July 2013. Did not know if you received this notice from anyone. For my own news - Michael and I have retired since 2004, to The Villages, FL where we enjoy the sunshine and golf together. I sing with Village Voices - USA's largest senior chorus under the direction of Dr. Sandra Willetts - as well as our church choir. Between the 2 of us, we have 6 children and 18 grandchildren. In 2013, Michael won the Silver Medal (in the age 80+ range) in the Senior Games, playing pickle-ball.
Jessica Pasko (2005)
Career -- After nearly a decade in print media, Jessica is moving into television news as digital content director for KION, a CBS affiliate in California's Monterey Bay area.
Christine Rogers (2006)
Career -- Christine Rogers, BA, RDH, of Catskill has been re-elected Vice President of Government Affairs for the Dental Hygienists’ Association of the State of New York (DHASNY) for 2014. She is a full-time member of the faculty in the Dental Hygiene Program at Hudson Valley Community College, Troy. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at New Paltz and Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from HVCC and is completing her master degree in dental hygiene at Idaho State University. She also is a member of DHASNY’s Professional Practice and Education Committee and a member of the New York State Public Health Association. The Dental Hygienists' Association of the State of New York, Inc. is the professional association for dental hygienists in New York State. Dental hygienists in New York State are licensed for professional practice through the New York State Board of Regents. DHASNY works to foster high standards for dental hygiene education, licensure and practice, and access to and delivery of quality preventive and therapeutic oral health care services to all New Yorkers. Through education and outreach to the public, DHASNY strives to increase awareness of the benefits of preventive dental hygiene services as important to total health. DHASNY is a constituent of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.
Zev (Michael) Sonnenstein (1989)
Career -- Zev Sonnenstein has been a Cantor for over 20 years serving the Jewish community in New York, New Jersey and most recently in Ormond Beach Florida. He has just completed his studies and has received Rabbinic ordination January 4,2014 and is now serving a new congregation in Palm Coast, Florida.
Richard Winters (2008)
General -- NEW PALTZ – Richard Winters '08 has joined the President’s Office as the new community and government relations associate at the State University of New York at New Paltz. In this role, Winters supports and assists the work of the president and the chief of staff/associate vice president for communication with key institutional initiatives outlined in the college’s strategic plan and supports the Power of SUNY system-level strategic plan. Winters will use previous advocacy experience as a district representative for former Congressman John Hall to serve as a liaison between the President’s Office and government officials, chambers of commerce, and other key business and community organizations. In addition, he will provide critical support for the college’s participation in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new Start-Up NY initiative. Winters currently resides in Pleasant Valley with his wife, Alex, a 2009 graduate of New Paltz. View full news release and photo at http://www.newpaltz.edu/news/news.php?id=17941
Brahim Zogby (1970)
Career -- Brahim Zogby '70 has been elected to his second 2-year term as a member of the Common Council in the City of Oneida.