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Debra (Kramer) Branitz (1973)
Career -- Two of my original oils on canvas were selected for the Miami River Art Show during Art Basel this coming December 2nd through Dec. 6th. I will also be having a show at the Art Fusion Galleries in Miami from January through March, 2016.

David Chandler (2009)
Career -- David Chandler is an Assistant District Attorney of Sullivan County, NY where he prosecutes a range of felonies and misdemeanors. He received his Juris Doctor with high honors from University at Buffalo Law School and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2014.

Joseph Ferguson (1979)
General -- Joseph Ferguson (79) has published a book of short stories focusing on one character -Basement Man, entitled, "Southbound." Available in Kindle editions at: and in paperback at:

Nick Groudas (1986)
Career -- Has been teaching Art for the past 23 years and is currently teaching Sculpture and 3-D design at Brentwood High School on Long Island. I have been married since 1997 to Nancy who is also a teacher (Elementary). In the past 4 years I have been working three dimensionally with welded steel. Nancy and I "pick" old steel from farms and scrap yards then incorporate these found objects into our evolving collection of unique Furniture, Sculpture, Lighting and Assemblage. Our works are in Art Galleries on the east end of Long Island but we are always looking for new venues in which to show. Please visit our website for complete works. GROUDASART.COM

Lindsey Nowicki (2004)
General -- 2015 marked my ten year anniversary working at Hudson Valley DDSO. My fiance' and I are planning a Fall wedding in 2017.

Arthur Pfister (1987)
Career -- Book of short stories published. AMAZON (hard copy) KINDLE EDITION*Version*=1&*entries*=0 You can get a picture of the book at Where can I send a picture of the book?

Arthur Pfister (1987)
General -- book published AMAZON (hard copy) KINDLE EDITION*Version*=1&*entries*=0 AMAZON (hard copy)

Josh Reed (2001)
Career -- Following nearly 8 years in ad agency account management and strategy role for brands like General Motors, P&G, New Balance and CVS Health in Boston, I joined Hasbro, Inc (March 2015) as Director of Digital Marketing for their face-to-face gaming business. In this new role I lead online brand marketing, globally, for game brands like Monopoly, Scrabble, Twister, Clue, Jenga and Simon.

Arnold Anthony Schmidt (1986, 1990g)
Career -- Arnold Anthony Schmidt, Ph.D., Professor of English at California State University/Stanislaus, received a 2015 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at San Marino's Huntington Library. Funding supports two months of research about Nineteenth-Century British drama for a three-volume, 24-play anthology forthcoming from Pickering & Chatto/Routledge in 2017.

Patricia (Musco) Streck (1969, 1970g)
General -- Patricia and her husband Ronald welcomed their fourth grandchild, Nina Magdalena, on August 19, 2015. She joins her brother Aleksander Francis and cousins Taylor Ann and William Anthony. Patti keeps busy adding new original artwork and vintage items to her shop Pattistyle.

Kyra Thornton (2005)
Career -- completed my Juris Doctor degree at Albany Law School in 2015 and was part of the inaugural Pro Bono Scholars Program. I am now an Assistant District Attorney for the Bronx District Attorney's Office.

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