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Louise Clark Hulse was proud to witness her great-grandson, Matthew Hulse, receive his Eagle Scout status in November 2019. At 102 years old, Louise might just be Hartwick’s oldest living graduate!


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Harold Colf and Barbara Ann Black Colf are enjoying retirement and celebrating 64 years of marriage!


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Stephen Thomsen is living in Arizona and enjoying life.


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Marjorie Turrell Julian was inducted into the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club Hall of Fame in November. A rower since 1991, Marjorie organized a girl’s crew program at Henninger High School in 1993 that now includes all the city high schools. “Syracrew” participants have gone on to row at Syracuse University, Cornell, Penn, Wisconsin, Washington, and University of Tulsa among others.

John Ressmeyer celebrated his 79th birthday in December and with his spouse, Kris, completed a 10-day cycling tour riding the Pyrenees in Spain in 2019. He is looking forward to Grand Fondo Cycling, a 100-mile event, next May!


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Gerald Pyser is now the vice president of the Naples Music Foundation and a member of the Naples Klezmer Revival Band in Florida.

Rosemary Bellino Hall has taken up fly-fishing in retirement and made her fourth trip to Patagonia, Chile, in February 2020.


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Barbara March Engleman has taken up painting in her retirement; primarily watercolor, but she enjoys oil and pastels, as well. She has also taken up dance lessons.

Craig Tozzo is living in Hoboken, New Jersey and since graduating from Hartwick has continued with his musical interests which stemmed from his involvement in Hartwick’s Concert Choir and his membership of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. He has been enjoying helping a retiree cum entrepreneur start a music tour business, and in May of 2020 will travel with music publisher, Rick Perdian, to Milan, Turin, and Reggio Emilia (Italy) for three operas. In August he will be at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York to hear Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music and Wagner’s rarely performed Die Feen.


Lorraine Duprey Kelley retired from being a biology teacher and now sells real estate for Guide Boat Realty in Saranac Lake, NY. She skis at Whiteface Mountain in the winter and enjoys river floating in the summer.


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Robert Babson is enjoying retirement by volunteering at non-profit organizations in his area and cycling.


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Steven Kratoville is celebrating 20 years as the owner of Medina Chiropractic. A world traveler, in just the last two years he’s visited Iceland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Cuba, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Morocco, France, and the Czech Republic.


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Heather Putnam Boulger was profiled in The Berkshire Eagle this fall. She’s been the executive director of what is now called the MassHire Berkshire Workforce Development Board for 22 years. This first generation Hartwick student majored in psychology and management and went on to earn two master’s degrees.


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Sanjay Pyare, PhD, is an associate professor of environmental science/geography and the BS program coordinator at the University of Alaska Southeast. Last fall he gave a lecture on “the remarkable migration of the Aleutian tern between Alaska and Indonesia” based on his recent five-month research experience in Indonesia as a Fulbright Scholar.


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Michael Bucci has accepted the position of Director of Public Relations and Public Affairs at the communications firm PC Public Affairs in Latham, New York.


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Millissa Garcia Ross started a new job working for a Managed Long-Term Care insurance company and reports she is loving the transition.


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Becky Knickerbocker Armstrong has moved to Winthrop, Maine, because her husband accepted a new job in the area.

Mike Bruny launched his first HR intranet for Babson College in December of 2019 and has been doing independent research on the top challenges faced by professionals of color in the workplace. For an update on his research, contact Mike at

Kean Bouplon launched a new podcast in January 2020 called Build Upon The Good. It focuses on family legacies and has had guests ranging from CEOs, authors, artists, professional athletes, musicians, and military leaders to everyday people. A future guest is set to be former Hartwick Soccer Coach Jim Lennox! The Build Upon The Good podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Libsyn, Radio Public and others; you can find more information at

Geno Carr and his wife, Nancy, are now the co-directors of education for San Diego Musical Theatre’s Academy. Geno is also on the theatre faculty of both MiraCosta and Grossmont Colleges and he will be starring in the musicals Alice and Catch Me If You Can this spring.

Kristen “Gumby” Falk is living in Massachusetts and is grateful to be closer to fellow alumni Mike Bruny, Greg Quilop and Meg Fitzgibbon Quilop ’01, Eric Shoen-Ukre, Amanda Aldi Bedford, and Starr Baxter. Shout out to Eric, Starr, Becky, and herself for winning the True Blue Weekend Memorial Plaque Scavenger Hunt Contest in 2019!

Gayle Huntress is closing out a five year, high-speed broadband network project for the town of Shutesbury, MA.

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Kristin Crosby Miller celebrated her 13th year as a licensed veterinary technician. She says she loves her job because she is empowered and trusted to make decisions and gets to go home every day knowing she’s made a difference.

Jason Milligan is part of a public art movement in Norwalk, CT. View his art on Instagram or Facebook.

Laura Napoli has been busy building a new and improved data analytics product for the new company she works for and switched from being the team lead for integrations to focusing on BI Development. She’s also renovating a 90-year-old cabin that she hopes to make her permanent residence some day!

Greg Quilop has enjoyed a year of obstacle course races in 2019 in preparation for his first Spartan Ultra in April!

Eric Shoen-Ukre participated in his 12th Polar Plunge in February with a hope of bringing his lifetime fundraising for the Special Olympics up to $12,000!

Angel Marie Howe Swindell and her husband welcomed their sixth grandbaby into the family in 2019. She also did an RV National Park tour and had the pleasure of singing with The Carrollwood Cultural Center Community Chorus throughout the year with notable performances of Haydn’s Paukenmesse at Carnegie Hall, and Epcot’s Candlelight Processional in Walt Disney World. She was also selected for a virtual choir project in which her voice will be on two of Voctave’s Symphony Series albums, Impossible Dream and O Come All Ye Faithful.

Shannon Sullivan is one project away from finishing his Masters of Business Administration.


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Andrea Jones Feller, PhD, has been promoted to associate director, project management at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) in Newton Highlands, MA.


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Aliria Muñoz Rascón, PhD, RN, CCRN-K is now assistant director of the Edson Global Health Collaboratory and a clinical assistant professor at the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University.


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Tracy Owusu is the Clinical Nurse III of the surgical oncology unit at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.

Khadine Harrow is a Clinical Nurse III breast oncology nurse at Memorial Sloan. She is currently completing her Master of Science in Nursing as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at New York University.

Reggie Brown won DJ of the Year at the 2019 Carolina Music Awards. This recognition as the #1 DJ in North and South Carolina places Reggie in contention for Club DJ of the Year at the Southern Entertainment Awards. Reggie started his career at Hartwick by DJing for the SOSU/BU 2009 80s and 90s party and he returned to DJ the SOSU/BU formal in 2015 and 2016. Reggie is now a full time DJ who travels all around the country.


Harriet Yeboah is a Labor and Delivery nurse at Montefiore Medical Center. She is currently completing her Master of Science in Nursing in Nurse Practitioner of women’s health at Drexel University.

Oge Mbamalu Akunedozi is a Labor and Delivery/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nurse at Montefiore Medical Center and is beginning her Master of Science in Nursing degree to be a Nurse Practitioner in the fall.


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Kyrie McCormick works with Disney Theatrical Group, specifically in production for Disney’s musicals worldwide. Kyrie majored in theatre arts at Hartwick and won a Freedman Prize for her work.

Patrick Young is working for Charter Communication in their Spectrum division. Since majoring in music in college, he’s been in a professional brass band that has played during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.


Kyle Murray is pursuing a PhD in physics at the University of Rochester doing research in medical imaging and neurology. Kyle was a triple major in Physics, Music and Mathematic at Hartwick and recognized as a John Christopher Hartwick Scholar as well as awarded a Freedman Prize from his collaboration with scientists at the Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

Krista Poore Jenkins, MPA, is a development officer in annual giving at Foodlink in Rochester, NY. The organization’s mission is “to leverage the power of food to end hunger and build healthier communities”. She was a double major at Hartwick in Biology and Religious Studies and recognized as a John Christopher Hartwick Scholar.

Taimoor Qazi is a marketing associate at Hungryroot in Brooklyn, NY. Taimoor was an English major and Resident Advisor at Hartwick.

Nicholas Hills has started a new job as a data analytics consultant at Data School Down Under in Sydney, Australia. He was a double major in Biology and Geology at Hartwick and acquired funding through an Emerson Scholarship to pursue research in Australia.

James Behret earned a Master’s of Music in wind band conducting from Messiah College and now teaches elementary band at Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District in St. Johnsville, NY. James was a music education major at Hartwick.

Andrew Clark is an immnuo safety scientist in Pfizer’s drug safety department in Connecticut and loves his job. At Hartwick Andrew majored in biology major and studied chemistry and history.


Nigel Mease joined the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) as a research associate in IDA’s Strategy, Forces and Resources Division. Nigel was a double major at Hartwick in History and Political Science.

Alicia Clapper Lints, MSW, is a chemical dependency counselor at the Addiction Center of Broome County in Binghamton, NY. She was a double major in Psychology and Sociology at Hartwick.

Shyanne DeBaker Adams earned her Master of Education degree from Walden University and teaches English at Lone Park High School in Alpine, UT. Shyanne was an English major and received her Secondary/Special Education Dual Certification at Hartwick.

Calvin Yeager is now pursuing his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where he is also a graduate research assistant. Calvin spent three years working towards his doctorate at The Pennsylvania State University before moving to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Dr. Craig Cameron. He is a John Christopher Hartwick Scholar and Hartwick 40 Under 40 recipient who majored in Biochemistry.

James Canal has worked at ARTHOUSE, a Broadway digital and social marketing agency in New York City, for three years. He has worked on Broadway shows such as Come From Away (until recently starring Geno Carr ’99), Girl From The North Country, and STOMP off-Broadway. James also performs in shows around New York City; most recently in Curtains through St. Jean’s Players. At Hartwick James double majored in theatre arts and mathematics, and minored in Music.

Chase O’Neill earned his MFA in musical theatre writing from NYU’s Tisch School and has now taken a position as the technical director at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City. Chase studied theater arts and English at Hartwick.


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Allison Roach published her first book, The Funny Thing About Forever, in 2019. She started this collection of poems while she was a student at Hartwick working with Professors Robert Benson and Jake Wolff; Jennifer McInerney edited the book and Thomas Horton ’16 was a consultant. Allison’s book can be purchased online through Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Allison is already working on her second book, Written in the Stars. Allison was a Music major at Hartwick.

Jessica Aliotta received her MSW at Southern Connecticut State University and is now the director of social services at a skilled nursing facility in Farmington, CT. Jessica majored in sociology and minored in art history at Hartwick.

Courtney Arlington has been an assistant director of admissions at Hartwick for more than a year and loves working with prospective students from across New York. A talented trumpeter, she also performs with the Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble. As a student, Courtney double majored in music and Spanish.

Kimberly Block recently earned a BSN from Stony Brook University’s accelerated one-year program. She is now a neonatal ICU registered nurse working at Stony Brook University Hospital. Kimberly was a biology major and chemistry minor at Hartwick.

Charlie Feher-Peiker recently moved to Austin, TX, to work for Lustre Pearl Austin for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. He plans to study audio engineering in Austin, as well. Charlie was a double major in philosophy and English at Hartwick and was recognized as a John Christopher Hartwick Scholar.

Christine Hughes is a travel nurse currently working in the coronary care unit at Strong Hospital in Rochester, NY. Christine graduated from Hartwick with a nursing major and a political science minor.

Sarah Kohlmeier earned her Master’s in Deaf Education last year and has been teaching kindergarten at Rochester School for the Deaf since September 2019. At Hartwick, Sarah studied geology and early childhood education.

Jenny McInerney is now in her third year of service with the AmeriCorps program, City Year. This time she is a bridge builder teacher resident at Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences in Denver, CO, and is earning her teaching license in Colorado. Jenny was a John Christopher Hartwick Scholar who graduated with a double major in history and English.

Lindsey Partelow is working as the senior office assistant for Manne’s School of Music in NYC. Lindsey graduated with a double major in music and theatre arts from Hartwick.

Michelle Pledge is a public health nurse with the Suffolk County Department of Health, NY. She majored in nursing at Hartwick.

Diman Salil wears many hats: he works in foster care support at Delaware Opportunities helping raise teens in the foster system; as the event coordinator and stream technician for Serenity Hobbies in Oneonta; and as a sound board technician, promoter, and artist outreach for the Pale Horse in Oneonta. Diman studied music and music education at Hartwick.

Winston Sinclair is a state certified lead pharmacy technician in Stamford, CT. He was a chemistry major at Hartwick.

Mike Turi is a substitute teacher for three school districts on Long Island. He’s also pursuing an online film scoring master’s degree through the Berklee School of Music in Boston, learning the many aspects of composing and producing movie music. At Hartwick Mike majored in music education.

Skylar Visnack is teaching English in the Denver Public School system and is pursuing her real estate license. Skylar graduated from Hartwick with a double major in business administration and anthropology.

Josh White is pursuing his master’s in biology from the University of Minnesota where he is studying social learning in European starlings. Josh graduated from Hartwick with a double major in biology and geology.


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Rylee Powers Murray is a registered nurse working for the Volunteers of America at its children’s center in Rochester, NY; she was a Nursing major at Hartwick.

Rachel Griffing has been promoted to project management analyst at Liberty Mutual Surety in Seattle, WA. At Hartwick Rachel was a double major in Business Administration and Political Science who was recognized as a John Christopher Hartwick Scholar and received the Baker-Simpson Entrepreneurial Fellowship.

Kevin LeDone is pursuing his MS in geology at Texas A&M University. His research centers on igneous and metamorphic petrology, analyzing water content in nominally anhydrous minerals from the mantle. Kevin will soon be going to a NASA lab to use their probes and instrumentation for his analyses. Kevin was a geology and chemistry double major at Hartwick.

Koree Reed signed as a wide receiver with the Tucson Sugar Skulls of the Indoor Football League. A transfer student, the sociology major graduated among the top 10 in program history in receiving yards and touchdown catches in his two years at Hartwick.

Connor Riley works at Salisbury Bank as a teller associate and at the Northeast Community Center, a recreation center for at-risk teenagers. At Hartwick Connor majored in political science.

Brittany White is working at Texas A&M University. As a technician in the biology department, she is responsible for preparing and maintaining lab functionality and safety for the undergraduate students. Brittany graduated from Hartwick with a major in biology and a minor in sociology.


Will Eger is a graduate teaching assistant at Yale University where he is pursuing an MPH in the microbiology of infectious disease. He graduated in Hartwick’s three-year degree program with a major in public health. He was a double major in Public Health and Spanish at Hartwick and recognized as a John Christopher Hartwick Scholar.

Joe Nolan is a field organizer in the Biden for President campaign. Joe previously served as a legislative assistant for State Senator Jen Metzger and interned as a session assistant in Albany. Joe was president of Hartwick’s Student Government his senior year. Joe was a Political Science Major at Hartwick.

Aysha Brockington is working at Directive Technology in Oneonta as a marketing assistant. Aysha graduated in December 2019 with a BS in business administration.

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