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Rochester Review
September–October 2010
Vol. 73, No. 1

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River Campus Undergraduate: 1990s


Syed Mustafa ’99S (MBA) has joined the technology-based language learning company Rosetta Stone as a regional director of education sales. Syed lives in Webster, N.Y.


Suzanne Kieffer ’98 (PhD) sends a photo and an update. She writes: “My husband, Todd Williams, and I welcomed our first child, Brooke Elise Williams, in March. She weighed in at 5 lbs., 4 oz., and measured 17 1/2 inches. I continue to be the director of administrative and academic affairs in the psychology department at the University of Houston. Hope all is well in Rochester!” . . . In January, Valery Perry was appointed deputy director of programs at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo. She writes: “I manage efforts related to human rights, governance, and education reform, and am continuing academic field work on related issues. I’ve lived in Sarajevo since 1999.” . . . Jeff Reznick and his wife, Allison, welcomed a daughter, Rachel Eliana, in April. She joins her sister, Danielle Halayla, who turned three in May. Jeff is the deputy chief of the history of medicine division of the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Md.


Rachel Kramer Theodorou sends a photo and an update. She writes: “In July 2009, our son, Leo, was born, 10 weeks early, but healthy and strong. Big sister Zoe was super proud and we were all blessed to have Leo home with us just nine weeks later. On the work front, I’m teaching English as a second language in the Newton, Mass., public schools, three courses at Brandeis University, and have joined forces with some retired educators to blog and write texts for professional development and teacher training. Our company is called Teachers at Large, and my first book, Heart of the Matter: A Practical Guide to Attitude in Teaching (Publishers Solutions), is aimed at engaging educators in a discussion about their core attitudes toward kids, teaching, and learning.”


Isaac Collins has been appointed head football coach at Widener University in Chester, Pa. Isaac was previously the defensive coordinator at the Citadel in Charleston, S.C. . . . Amy Mills writes that she has published a book, Streets of Memory: Landscape, Tolerance, and National Identity in Istanbul (University of Georgia). Amy is an assistant professor in the University of South Carolina’s geography department.


Andrew and Lisa Graf Falconer send a photo and an update. Their second son, Everett Grey Falconer, was born in September 2009. In January, Andrew became director of technology at VSA Partners in Chicago. Lisa is a human resources manager for Chicago public schools. . . . Mitch Riesenberger writes that he and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed their third child, Katherine Mitchell Riesenberger, in April. Baby Kate joins brother Drew, 4, and sister Alex, 2. The Riesenbergers live in Hopkinton, Mass., and Mitch is in his 11th year with Credit Suisse.


Russell Drazin writes that he has formed a new law firm, Pardo & Drazin, a nine-attorney real estate “boutique” based in the Friendship Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C. . . . James Milazzo is a medical technology consultant to US Itek Group, a Buffalo-area information technology company. . . . Daniel Pratt has been hired as an energy industry analyst at Ticonderoga Securities.


Sharon Corbman writes that after earning a bachelor’s degree in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from the University of Colorado in 2006, she earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Colorado State University this past May. In attendance at the graduation ceremony were Sharon’s parents, Melanie Marder Corbman ’69 and Gene Corbman ’69. . . . Ben and Joanna Bloom Josephson welcomed a daughter, Emily, in February. Emily joins big sister Julia, 3.


Jed Coiteux, a sales representative for Thomson Reuters–West, has been honored by the Connecticut chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a 2010 MS Corporate Achiever. The award recognizes business leaders who demonstrate a commitment to raising funds for research, programs, and services for people with MS and their families. Jed lives in Fairfield, Conn. . . . Sarah Sitarek DeLeo ’00 (T5) writes that she and her husband, Craig, welcomed a son, Aleksander Michael, in November 2009. “Alek is getting bigger each day and keeping us busy!”