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NEWSMAKER
Fay C. Bailey ’47
(ME),a 94-year-old veteran of World War
II, was honored and presented with the prestigious Prisoner of War Medal
from Congressman John Katko and members of the 174
th
Attack Wing from
Hancock Air National Guard Base on June 13 of this year.
Bailey was studying mechanical engineering at Clarkson in 1942 when
recruiters from Fort Drum visited campus to voluntarily enlist men for military
service for the war effort. The thought of flying intrigued him so he joined the
Army Air Forces and eventually became a second lieutenant and co-pilot of a
B-24 bomber. Bailey entered combat in May 1944 and his bomber was shot
down over Austria by Nazi fighters on August 3. After nine months of captivity,
he and other prisoners were liberated by American forces in southern
Germany. He returned to Clarkson after he was discharged and graduated
in 1947. Bailey was notified by the secretary of the Air Force in 1990 that
he had received the Prisoner of War Medal, which had been created in the
1980s. But he never received the physical medal until his summer. He retired
from Lamson Corp. after 32 years and lives with his wife on Onondaga Hill in
Syracuse, N.Y.
1950s
Robert D. Manfred ’52
(ChE) has been inducted into the Rome Sports Hall
of Fame. He’s been honored after being involved in youth sports for 30 years,
coaching thousands of youngsters in the Fran Allison basketball and Little
League baseball programs. Manfred is the third member of his immediate
family to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
1960s
James W. Kennard ’66
(EE), a diving enthusiast for virgin shipwrecks in
the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain, the N.Y. Finger Lakes and the Hudson and
Richelieu Rivers, is the recipient of the 2015 Joyce S. Hayward Award for
Historic Interpretation given by the Association for Great Lakes Maritime
History. Kennard and his exploration teammates have found over 200
shipwrecks. The most notable:
1) a rare 18
th
century-built sloop,
Washington, sank during a storm
in 1803 and discovered in Lake
Ontario in 2016; 2) a horse-powered
ferry boat from the 1800s that
disappeared in Lake Champlain;
3) a fully intact 1780 British
warship, HMS Ontario, lost in Lake
Ontario and is the oldest ship ever
discovered in the Great Lakes; 4)
and a rare dagger-board schooner,
Three Brothers, that vanished in Lake Ontario during a gale in 1833. Twelve
years ago, Kennard created
shipwreckworld.com
to share his stories and
photo documentation of each ship discovered.
Frederick A. Reusch ’69
(Ma) worked on
his master’s thesis in 1970 and secured
a job at Exxon. He lived outside NewYork
City and knew deep down he wanted to
teach math. After seven years, he ended
up following his proclivity for the kitchen
and moved to Michigan where his sister
and husband were attending college to
experiment with organic farming. Reusch
bought 10 acres, an aging farmhouse and
with two others founded “Down to Earth,”
a restaurant that featured produce from
his own plots and catered to a burgeoning
vegetarian crowd. At 42, he decided to
return to school for his teaching credentials.
Reusch excels as an AP Calculus instructor
and makes a significant contribution to
Rockford High School students. Says
Reusch,“Some of my fellow teachers think
I’m this brilliant mathematician, but the
truth is that I work and work and work. I’m
still learning all the time.”As one student
put it,“Mr. R. makes complex calculus
seem as easy as arithmetic… .” Reusch
is the oldest full-time teacher in the high
school system but has no plans to retire
quite yet.
NEWSMAKER
Joseph C. Mollendorf ’66
(ME), a professor in the Department of
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, has been recognized
as a SUNY Distinguished Professor, the highest achievement in the SUNY system. A
revered scholar, teacher and mentor, Mollendorf has made pioneering contributions
to the field of service learning by providing generations of students with invaluable
opportunities to take part in groundbreaking research on assistive device
technologies. During his 40-year tenure, he has led more than 700 students on 450
projects, developing devices that improve the quality of life for hundreds of people
with disabilities and their families. He holds seven U.S. patents.
Mollendorf is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in
Teaching and is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has
published more than 55 academic papers and 17 book chapters, and has received
more than $11 million in research grants.
1970s
Mahendra R. Doshi ’70
(PhD ChE),
president of Doshi & Associates Inc. in
Appleton, Wis., has been honored with the
2016 Herman L. Joachim Distinguished
Service Award, presented during
PaperCon 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
George C. Schatz ’71, ’12
(Cm, HD), the
Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor
of Chemistry, received the prestigious
American Chemical Society’s Irving
Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics.
Jerome A. DiMaggio ’72, ’74
(CE, MS
CEE), highway geotechnical expert, has
been honored by the ASCE with the 2016
Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL)
award in the Government category for
a career featuring many specification-
setting highway geotechnical
contributions. DiMaggio is a principal
engineer at Applied Research Associates
Inc., working in the research and
technology deployment group.
Michael J. Sligar ’72
(ChE) is retiring
after 36 years of service to the city of
Watertown as its water department
superintendent.
Timothy J. Cunningham ’77
(ChE) is
the new vice president of manufacturing
at Bell Flavors and Fragrance for the
company’s fragrance manufacturing
facility in Middletown, N.Y.
Peter A. Stewart ’78
(Ac), CPA, FHFMA,
director of Auditing Services and MAR
Compliance for Health Alliance Plan (HAP),
has been awarded the Thomas F. McNulty
Achievement Award by the Healthcare
Financial Management Association
(HFMA) Eastern Michigan Chapter. He was
recognized for his outstanding leadership,
contributions and volunteerism to the
health care finance industry and to the
HFMA Eastern Michigan Chapter.
1980s
Daniel C. Heintzelman ’79
(ID) has
been appointed senior advisor to
Blackstone, one of the world’s leading
investment firms. He will also serve as
chairman of Blackstone private equity
portfolio company, MB Aerospace.
Warren A. Barrett ’81
(CEE), senior
vice president and senior transportation
project manager for Gannett Fleming
in Maryland, was selected as the 2016
Engineer of the Year by the Baltimore
Engineers Club. An industry veteran
with more than 35 years of experience,
Barrett has been an integral part of the
Fleming team for 21 years.
Steven B. Croke ’81
(ME) has been
named president and CEO of Paradigm
Precision, a global manufacturer of
complex fabrication and precision
machined components for gas turbine
engines, based in Manchester, Conn.,
following a 30-year career in the
aerospace industry.
Joseph G. Pulicare ’78
(CEE) has
been named the president of the U.S.
transportation and infrastructure sector
at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, based in
New York City.
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