Class Notes - Fall 2022

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Christopher DiPasquale

Christopher DiPasquale

Construction/Architecture Engineering Technology

Spencerport, NY

Christopher was named one of The Daily Record and the Rochester Business Journal's 2022 Leaders in Construction and Real Estate Award honorees. Honorees were selected based on their professional achievement and impact on Rochester through construction & real estate.


Tracey Mayen

Tracey Mayen

Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Science

Avon, NY

Tracey is excited to have her son, Alexander, join the ASC swim team for the 2022-23 academic year. Alex's major is forensic science technology.


Brennon Zenoski

Brennon Zenoski


Belmont, NY

Brennon received the Craftsman of the Year award from The Rochester Builder's Exchange for his masonry work on the Western NY National Cemetery Phase 1 project. Zenoski is employed by Manning Squires Hennig Company.

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Sara DeSalvo

Sara DeSalvo

Victor, NY

Sara will be awarded the 2022 Emerging Architect of the Year Award. This award recognizes the efforts of emerging leaders within the chapter who have contributed their time and talent towards the improvement of the architectural community and have made considerable advances in their professional career. As a rising architect, DeSalvo has already made notable contributions to the field. DeSalvo is currently serving the AIA Rochester Board of Directors as Communications Director and interim Social Media Director and is active with the AIA Golf Tournament for Scholarships and the Women in Architecture Committee. DeSalvo serves as a mentor to students and the next generation of architects in many facets; most notably through her work as a BArch program mentor to students at Alfred State College, as an NCARB Advisor, and as a member of the Accreditation Board at Alfred State College.



David Hagelberger

David Hagelberger

Electrical Engineering Technology

Darien Center, NY

David was appointed to Genesee Community College's Board of Trustees, effective April 27, 2022, through June 30, 2025.


Lee Sommerman

Lee Sommerman

Architecture Technology

Rochester, NY

Lee was promoted to senior vice president at LeChase Construction.


Joseph Harris

Joseph Harris

Air Conditioning Engineering Technology

Brewerton, NY

Joseph has been promoted to director of Facilities & Construction at Christopher Community, Inc.


Kaleb Winters

Kaleb Winters

Surveying Engineering Technology

Troy, NY

Kaleb has been promoted to senior land surveyor at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.


Neil Laumeyer

Network Administration

Dundee, NY

Neil has been hired as a voice analyst at Corning, Inc.


Megan (Votava) Beyea


Rochester, NY

Megan has become a pediatric nurse practitioner at Strong Memorial Hospital.


Nicole "Tychi" Parks


Rochester, NY

Nicole was promoted to manager at Insero Co. CPAs.


Jay Burdin

Construction Management Engineering Technology

Bath, NY

Jay has become a project estimator for Welliver, Inc.


Shannon (Danzi) Robinson

Individual Studies

Holland, NY

Shannon has been hired as a nurse practitioner at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.


Collin Scutt

Collin Scutt

Electrical Construction & Maintenance Electrician

Shinglehouse, PA

Process engineering technician at Cutco Cutlery Corp., has been promoted to maintenance supervisor/process technician on second shift.


Hannah Vuozzo

Interdisciplinary Studies

Glasgow, UK

Hannah has been hired by the University of Glasgow as the communications manager in Careers & Global Opportunities.


David Zuber

David Zuber

Surveying & Geomatics Engineering Technology

West Henrietta, NY

Employed with GdB Geospatial and has become a valuable team member as one of their experienced model builders.


Troy Fitzwater

Web Development

Bath, NY

Troy has been hired at Corning Museum of Glass as a software engineer.


Katelyn Miller

Katelyn Miller

Agricultural Entrepreneurship

Cherry Creek, NY

Katelyn was added to Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program as the team's field crops and forage specialist. Miller will work on programs related to pest and disease management, nutrient management, grain production, variety selection and soil analysis.



Merrilyn Buccola

Merrilyn Buccola, Medical Laboratory Technology, Falconer, passed away on Sept. 30, 2022.


William Hendrickson

William Hendrickson, Refrigeration, Orlando, FL, passed away peacefully on Sept. 16, 2022, at Hospice of Central Florida, surrounded by his family.


Lois (Ortendahl) Lindquist

Lois (Ortendahl) Lindquist, Secretarial Science, Colorado Springs, CO, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2022.


B. Marlene Johnson

B. Marlene Johnson, Business- Secretarial Science, Steamburg, passed away peacefully on Aug. 27, 2022.


Marlin Potter

Marlin Potter, Construction Engineering Technology, Canandaigua, passed away peacefully on Aug. 7, 2022.


Gordon Johnson

Gordon Johnson, Business, Steamburg, passed away on Sept. 29, 2022.


W. David Baker

W. David Baker, Electrical Engineering Tech, Odsmar, FL passed away on May 31, 2021.


James Hardie

James Hardie, Marketing, Attica, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Gateway Home in Attica with his loving wife by his side.


George Healy

George Healy, Undecided Major, Yuba City, CA, passed away on April 26, 2022.


Jeanne (Malenczuk) DeRose

Jeanne (Malenczuk) DeRose, Electromechanical Engineering Tech, Syracuse, Delta Chi Omega, passed away in Sept. 2022.


Kim (Kokkonen) Juve

Kim (Kokkonen) Juve, Secretarial Science, Delta Chi Omega, Rochester, passed away on April 18, 2022.


Ruth Bellis

Ruth Bellis, Business Administration, Macedon, passed away on Oct. 21, 2022.


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Thomas J. Burton, Agriculture-Animal Science, Sayre, PA, passed away unexpectedly on May 20, 2022.


Steven Martin

Steven Martin, Engineering Science, North Port, FL, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 7, 2022.


Kathleen Sargent

Kathleen Sargent, Secretarial Science, Winter Springs, FL, passed away Aug. 11, 2022, peacefully under hospice care for pneumonia.


Steven Wendell

Steven Wendell, Electrical Engineering Technology, Plainfield, IL, passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side on April 24, 2022.


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William Zacher, Electronic Service Tech, Friendship, passed away on May 13, 2022, at home, with his family by his side.


Bruce Ferry

Bruce Ferry, Agricultural Business, Lake View, passed away on Aug. 15, 2022, at Roswell Park. after a courageous battle with leukemia.


Judith McPike

Judith McPike, Secretarial Science, Miamisburg, OH, passed away on Aug. 29, 2022.


Gloria Manion

Gloria Manion, Nursing, Andover, passed away on Aug. 16, 2022, following a brief illness.


Amelia Hayes

Amelia Hayes, Nursing, Hornell, passed away peacefully at her home on June 17, 2022.


John Halloran

John Halloran, Electrical Engineering Technology, Tunkhannock, PA, passed away on June 23, 2022, at his home after a long, courageous battle with cancer.


Andrew Finn

Andrew Finn, Electrical Maintenance Electrician, Fredonia, passed away on Oct. 1, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.



John "Rob" Scarlett, Heavy Equipment: Truck & Diesel Technician, Hammond, passed away at his home on May 26, 2022.


Aaron J. Bellis

Aaron J. Bellis, Automotive Service Technician, Macedon, passed away May 17, 2021. A wonderful tribute has been made by his parents, who created the Aaron J. Bellis, '98, Memorial Endowed Scholarship.



Jacquelyn "Jackie" Adrian, Nursing, Angelica, passed away Nov. 6, 2022, at Jones Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with breast cancer.

Faculty, Staff, and Friends

Betty Minemier

Betty Minemier, former College Council member, passed away at home on Oct. 17, 2022, surrounded by her family after a long illness.

Harry Snoreck

Harry Snoreck, retired vice president of Administration in 2002, Alfred, passed away on Sept. 28, 2022, with his wife and dog by his side.

M. Kathleen Decker

M. Kathleen Decker, retired nursing faculty member for 23 years, passed away peacefully at the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville, on September 4, 2022.

Thomas J. Dunn

Thomas J. Dunn, retired professor of accounting, Bolivar, passed away on July 3, 2022, following a lengthy illness.

Thomas Spencer

Thomas Spencer, retired staff, Henrietta, passed away on May 25, 2022. He was the head of the Horticulture Department at Alfred State College for over 25 years.


Wallace "Pete" MacDonald, retired professor, Scio, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2022, surrounded by his loved ones.