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Mark Henschke

Class of 2001
Dr. Mark R Henschke (HNZ) was selected as one of 2017's "America's Most Honored Professionals" for the second year in a row by the Amercian Registry.

Mark Feldman

Class of 1967
Mark Feldman's (S 1967) blog,, has been selected by Feedspot as a "Top 75 Higher Education Blog Winner."

Sue Kutosh

Class of 1971
Cleopatra VII - 36"x 24" oil painting with gold leaf
Cleopatra VII - 36"x 24" oil painting with gold leaf
Sue Kutosh (A 1971) is showing work on with two paintings and one pen & ink, with descriptions. Signed giclee prints are available on demand. For more information visit

Ram Krishnamurthy

Class of 1998
Ram K. Krishnamurthy
Ram K. Krishnamurthy
Ram K. Krishnamurthy (E) received the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from State University of New York at Buffalo, and was appointed as the 2017 Chairman of the Semiconductor Research Corporation Technical Advisory Board for Circuits. As a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon, Krishnamurthy was advised by Prof. Rick Carley, ST Microelectronics Professor of ECE, as part of a Semiconductor Research Corporation supported research contract. Krishnamurthy joined Intel Labs in Hillsboro, Ore., in 1998 where he is presently a Senior Principal Engineer and directs the High Performance and Low Voltage Circuits Research Group. In this role, he leads research on high performance, low power and ultra low voltage microprocessor circuit technology. Since 1999, he has been an adjunct faculty member of the ECE Department at Oregon State University. He holds 111 patents and has published over 150 papers and three book chapters on high-performance energy-efficient microprocessor design. He serves as Intel´s representative on the SRC technical advisory board for circuits. He served as associate editor of IEEE transactions on VLSI systems, guest editor of IEEE journal of solid-state circuits and on the technical program committees of ISSCC, CICC, and SOCC conferences. He served as Technical Program Chair/General Chair for the 2005/2006 IEEE International Systems-on-Chip Conference and presently serves on the conference’s steering committee. He also serves on industrial advisory boards of Oregon State University and State University of New York at Buffalo ECE departments. Krishnamurthy has received the IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference Distinguished Technical Paper Award in 2012, IEEE European Solid State Circuits Conference Best Paper Award in 2012, Outstanding Industry Mentor Award from SRC thrice (2002, 2011, 2015), Intel Awards for most patents filed in 2001 and most patents issued in 2003, and MIT Technology Review’s TR35 Innovator Award in 2006. He has twice received the Intel Achievement Award, Intel Corporation’s highest technical award, for development and technology transfer of novel high-performance execution core arithmetic circuits and special-purpose hardware encryption accelerators. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
David to Elizabeth Miller (A 2006) and Matthew Miller on February 18, 2017.
Two mosaic art installations by Bonnie Cohen (A) were selected by the Society of American Mosaic Art (SAMA) to be included in a prestigious international exhibition.

Arvind Jain

Class of 2010
Adobe ACE
Adobe ACE
Arvind Jain (TPR 2010) was appointed Director of Cognizant Technologies (CTSH) Adobe Campaign Digital Marketing CRM practice. He heads the new practice on Adobe Marketing Cloud - Multi Solution Architecture with focus on Adobe Campaign. Arvind is one of the few people who have achieved multiple Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certifications in multiple Adobe product categories like Neo Lane, Campaign, Omniture, Data Work Bench, etc. Arvind is a 18 year Bay Area veteran in Digital Marketing CRM systems and has been with companies like Oracle, Cisco, Ring Central and Palo Alto Networks. He received a MBA in Marketing from Tepper and a BS in Technology from IIT Kharagpur, India.
Miriam Katzin Stroum (born Apr 3, 2017)
Miriam Katzin Stroum (born Apr 3, 2017)
Miriam Katzin to Corinne Stroum (E 2009) and Zach Stroum on on April 3, 2017.
Ellen DiStasi (A), in collaboration with two two outstanding playwrights, presents an Actors Equity Showcase for The Theater of Light Inaugural Season in NYC, after 20 successful years of serving the Long Island community.

The Theater of Light is a non-profit 501 C3 cultural arts organization. Please contact Founder and Artistic Director, Ellen DiStasi for more information at or 516-312-9747.

Samira Shaheen

Class of 1976
Samira Hagerty (DC 1976, A 1983) was selected by the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh to be a part of their Group Show Spring Exhibition at The Frame House & Jask Gallery in April 2017.
Sherri Wolfgang (A) is a Contemporary Renaissance figurative painter and has a show coming up at the Housatonic Art Museum from June 1-July 31, 2017. The Opening Reception is on June 15, 5:30-8 p.m.

Carole Cook

Class of 1983
Carole (TPR) and husband Dr. Bill Cook reside in Sebring, FL where they love the weather and kayaking on Lake Jackson. Carole is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones and assists clients to achieve their long term financial goals.

Ana Pinczuk

Class of 2010
Ana Pinczuk (E) was named one of Fortune's Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas list for 201.

David Posner

Class of 1967
David S. Posner (E) received the 2017 Gilbert Nurick Award from The Pennsylvania Bar Association Conference of County Bar Leaders (CCBL) for his commitment to the Pennsylvania and Washington County Bar associations. The award was presented during the 51st Annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders, Feb. 23-25, in State College, PA. The Gilbert Nurick Award, which is named for the late Harrisburg lawyer who served as Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) president, is presented to a member of the PBA who exhibits dedication and service to the leadership and promotion of the organized bar and its activities.

J. Barron

Class of 1959
Ron Barron (A) walks streets, sidewalks, gutters and beaches to collect trash and transform it into unique fine art photographs. Through his art, Barron demonstrates that one man's trash is another man's treasure. For years, artist-turned-street and beach archeologist Barron has been collecting garbage from scores of New York City neighborhoods. He also collects detritus from beaches from Lake Erie to Long Island Sound to Venice Beach, CA.

Zalenda Cyrille

Class of 2001
Zalenda Cyrille (S), program director with Vencore, received the Modern Day Technology Leaders Award during the 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Conference inÊWashington, D.C.ÊonÊFriday, February 10. The BEYA Modern Day Technology Leaders Award recognizes an individual's commitment to shaping the future of STEM and recognizes mid-career professionals for their dedication and effort in strengthening the STEM pipeline.
Roy Zachariah (E 2003, 2004) has been promoted from lawyer to partner at Ackerman LLP effective November 1, 2016. Roy represents Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and individuals in all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law, including litigation, prosecution and licensing.

Joyce Fankulewski

Class of 1994
Joyce M. Fankulewsk (E), along with six others, recentlyÊfounded The Still Remembered Project.ÊWe are a Pittsburgh-basedÊ501(c)(3)Ênon-profit group who offers support and encouragement for a loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. We accomplish this mission by educating local medical and bereavement communities, providing remembrance keepsakes to families, holding awareness events and hosting a monthly support group for bereaved mothers. You can read more about us at

Joshua Petras

Class of 1999
Josh Petras (E) and Rob Sutter, co-founders of Red Tulip Systems received startup capital from UNIIQ investment fund for WorkFone, a new virtual mobile communication service for clients such as government and law enforcement agencies. The decision to invest was announced by Richard Franken, Executive Director of The Hague Security Delta (HSD), where Red Tulip Systems is located.

Elliott Hamilton

Class of 1988
Elliott Hamilton (TPR) joined Intel Corp. in 2016 to help find R&D opportunities in the Federal Government for Autonomous Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Supercomputers and IOT. Elliot resides in the D.C. area.His oldest son graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016 with a degree in math, and is now working on a PhD in math at MIT. Elliot also has a junior in high school and hopes they will attend CMU.
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