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Debra (Kramer) Branitz (1973)
Career -- Will be exhibiting her original oils on canvas at the Art Fusion Galleries in Miami, Florida in January, 2016. The show will run for 2 months.

Andrew Carden (2012)
Career -- Andrew Carden covered New York state politics as a reporter for The Legislative Gazette before pursuing his Master's in Journalism and Public Policy at Northeastern University. While at Northeastern, he worked in the War Room at Mitt Romney's presidential campaign headquarters in Boston and later interned with Massachusetts Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester). He graduated from Northeastern in the August 2013. For the past two years, he has served as Legislative Aide to Massachusetts State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen).

Christine Deya (2012g)
Career -- Christine Deya earned her Masters Degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in August 2015. She is currently pursuing her Phd in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School.

General -- Continues in her second career as a watercolor artist. Jan was recently designated a Signature Watercolor Artist (DWS) by the Delaware Watercolor Society. The Artist's work is featured on her website Her latest professional accomplishment is watercolor painting using translucent Yupo paper.

Sosis (Brennan) Laura (2006, 2008g)
Birth -- Laura Brennan Sosis (Elementary Education/Special Education) '06/'08g and Jeffrey Sosis (Accounting) '06 are proud to announce the birth of their son, Leo John Sosis. He was born on April 8, 2015.

Gwen (Garro) lawrence (1988, 1990g)
Career -- Gwen Lawrence has been a practicing fitness professional since 1990. Her current practice includes private yoga training, class instruction and her sport-specific Power Yoga for Sports training program Gwen’s unique combination of dance, massage and yoga training experience, coupled with her extensive knowledge of anatomy, and nutrition, provide her clients, and athletes with overwhelming benefits. Gwen is the yoga instructor for over 20 years for several New York Yankees baseball players, team yoga instructor for the New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Red Bulls, New York Rangers, several major college teams, including Yale and UNC, and many youth teams in a variety of sports. She is also the official spokesperson for Gaiam TV, and ambassador for Lululemon and Manduka, Gaiam, Prismsport, Lululemon,Kulae, her writing appears in Men's Health, Women's Health, Fitness Magazine, Shape Magazine, Yoga Journal, Details magazine and, She makes regular appearances on NBC TODAY show, Good Day NY and many TV news and national radio shows. Gwen also owns her own Yoga School where she trains people to teach the power yoga for sports system. She was named to 2010 Westchester's Best list. she was featured in ESPN Magazine at the "Best innovation in Sports Medicine" as well she is a featured teacher for Gaiam. Gwen has also been seen in Gaiam Ads in Yoga Journal. Her first book was release in February, Body Sculpting with Yoga. "I transform lives from good to great, helping my clients reach their highest potential, using my 6 power yoga for sports philosophy's to Attain fitness, find Balance, Create goals, and Define personal happiness in work, school, family and life the way only an intuitive Yogi and seasoned MOM can" She is also Married to her high school sweet heart for nearly 25 years and has three Sons 18, 19, and 22 Gwen lawrence yoga ,You tube @gwenlawrence , twitter Gwenlawrence on instagram Check out my online power yoga for sports teacher training program

Christopher E Manning (2007g)
Career -- Christopher E. Manning is the Exhibitions Assistant at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, as well as a Professor of Visual Art at Manhattanville College. He has also taught at the College of New Rochelle, and has been a visiting critic at the Wassaic Project and SUNY New Paltz MFA and BFA program. His work has been exhibited at Exit Art, NY; Dorsky Curatorial Projects, LIC, NY; Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor, NY; Lift Trucks Projects, NY; The Auction Project, Miami; CODA Gallery, PDX; Samuel Dorsky Museum, NY; Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY; Manhattanville College; Iona College; The Susan D. Goodman Collection, among others. He has been featured in The New York Times; The Queens Chronicle and Kolaj Magazine.

Gerry McHugh (1989)
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Elyse Olechnowicz (2010)
Career -- Dr. Elyse Olechnowicz of Rockaway, New Jersey recently graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been appointed to an internship at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

Elizabeth Paldino (1999)
Career -- Elizabeth Paldino recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Queens College, receiving her MLIS with a specialty in Children's and Young Adult Services in the Public Library.

Jessica Pasko (2005)
Career -- After nearly a decade of working for print, broadcast and online news outlets, Jessica recently went to the dark side and took a job in the Silicon Valley doing public relations for tech firms. She misses reporting, particularly crime and legal reporting, but likes the pay upgrade, among other benefits. When not working, she is enjoying life by the beach in sunny Santa Cruz, Calif.

Arthur Pfister (1987g)
Career -- Book published by Arthur Pfister aka Professor Arturo

danna (spiridon) ruth (1969, 1969g)
Career -- i have retired from managing the chiropractic office for 40 years and started full time grandmotherhood for Kane age 3+ and Diem age 1+. Finally a job with perks.

Dianna Smith (1984, 1984g)
General -- Dianna Smith '84 is back on campus serving as a campus Chaplain , she has created a food pantry serving the needs of off campus students and staff in need.

Mathew Swerdloff (1992, 2001g)
Career -- Mathew Swerdloff has been appointed do the position of Executive Director of Educational Support Services in the Hendrick Hudson School District. Formerly the Director of Technology at Hendrick Hudson, Mathew’s new role will include Instructional Technology, Professional Learning, and Human resources for the District.

Donald Urmston (2008)
Career -- Donald Urmston, class of 2008 was awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor (effective August 2015) in the Business Dept. at SUNY Orange.

Eoin (Eoin Wrafter) Wrafter (1994)
Career -- In April 2015 I was appointed the Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development in Dutchess County, NY.

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