Alumni Extra: Updates

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Rebecca Zabinski ’06 and Jennifer Barton ’10 were two of seven orchestra administrators chosen for the League of American Orchestras’ Emerging Leaders Program. (4/8/2014 12:18:35 AM)
A real estate agent with Howard Hanna, Michael Bassilios ’02 sold 50 homes and more than $9 million in volume in 2013. (4/7/2014 11:34:16 PM)
As environmental health and safety expertise manager of the Personal Safety Expertise Center, Jeff Kozub ’99 has been named a National Safety Council 2013 Rising Star. (4/7/2014 4:24:19 PM)
Daniel Saftner ’11 and Mark Smith ’11 launched a Kickstarter project, “Macropod: Revealing the World Unseen,” featuring a video about their inexpensive, portable, high-resolution, 3D imaging device. (1/22/2014 10:22:09 AM)
Jeff Krakoff ’86 led a bike ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC, to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. (12/10/2013 3:35:25 PM)
The works in Ramon Riley’s thesis exhibition pay tribute to his hometown of Braddock. (12/10/2013 3:10:50 PM)
Michele Ratcliffe Renz ’93 was promoted to senior manager at Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates, PC. (12/10/2013 2:59:10 PM)
Linda Acorn Budzinski ’88 has published a young adult romance novel, The Funeral Singer. (12/10/2013 2:51:04 PM)
Marilyn Kibler-Colón ’81 was named VIP Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women. (12/10/2013 2:42:04 PM)
IUP football alumni Brian Basile ’81 and Phil Henry ’81, M’82 reunited at a Frostburg State-Waynesburg University game. (12/10/2013 2:35:26 PM)
Sheredith Boore Heitzenrater ’68 shares her story of coming into her own as an author-illustrator. (12/10/2013 2:19:36 PM)
Eugene Iagnemma ’60 and Joan Cronauer Iagnemma ’61 celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. (12/10/2013 2:06:59 PM)
The Botti brothers, all 1950s graduates, share a family photo. (12/10/2013 1:31:23 PM)
Author Paul Stutzman described his challenges in finding information about Edward Abbey in Abbey’s own hometown. (12/10/2013 1:01:13 PM)
Liz Youngmayer Hand ’82 is asking IUP alumni to vote for her submission in the Latrobe Banana Split Jingle Contest. (7/19/2013 11:05:35 AM)
Christina Bitens ’12, M’13 is the new administrator for Yellow Cab of Pittsburgh. (7/9/2013 9:01:44 AM)
Angelique Kuchta ’98 was appointed to the board of consultors for the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section. (6/26/2013 10:20:55 AM)
The new book by Joseph Waltenbaugh ’77, The Elephants’ Graveyard: A Guide for Getting and Keeping Your Welfare Entitlements, lays bare the techniques and motivations of the entitlement subculture. (6/25/2013 2:49:02 PM)
Delaware Valley College has announced the appointment of April Vari D’05 as vice president for student affairs. (6/25/2013 11:47:00 AM)
Andrea Geraghty ’74 was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2013. (6/25/2013 9:46:14 AM)
Marilyn Karaffa Wells ’80 has been named the new provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Minnesota State University–Mankato. (6/20/2013 9:51:43 AM)
David Veights ’80 has obtained his project management professional certification from the Project Management Institute. (6/20/2013 9:50:54 AM)
James ”JT” Taylor ’86 has joined Michael Baker Jr., Inc., as director of Health and Safety. (6/20/2013 9:50:01 AM)
Denise Guiney Perkins ’67 received the 2013 Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award. (6/5/2013 9:54:48 AM)
Noelle Kramer ’12 has been named a staff accountant with Malin, Bergquist & Company, one of Western Pennsylvania’s largest public accounting firms. (5/23/2013 4:18:36 PM)
For the fifth consecutive year, Victor Conrad ’87 was named a Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager. (5/23/2013 2:25:18 PM)
Robert Marchesani Jr. ’83 received the North-American Interfraternity Conference Gold Medal for lifelong service to the interfraternal community. (5/10/2013 10:03:41 AM)
Mike Bires ’77 was inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame. (5/9/2013 4:25:09 PM)
Jerry Parfitt ’79 has been named the chief financial officer at Familylinks, Inc. (5/9/2013 4:19:17 PM)
West Allegheny School District superintendent John DiSanti ’76 has been named recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Educator Award. (5/1/2013 4:30:03 PM)