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SUMMER 1990 


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Judge Extol Is America's Strengths 
at June Commencement Exercises 

In photo above, Professor Warren Smith congratulates Elke Bojes, who received her B.S. degree 
during commencement exercises held June 2 on Dodds Field. In photo right, Denise Callan (left) 
shares a lighthearted moment with cousin Joan Romaine. 

The strength of the American 
system and the continued need 
for leadership was the message 
United States District Judge Jose A. 
Cabranes shared with nearly 600 
UNH graduates and their families 
and friends during commencement 
exercises held under a sunny summer 
sky Saturday, June 2, on Dodds Field. 

Acknowledging that "celebrating 
the American system is not as fash- 
ionable as it once was," particularly 
because of urban racial strife and 
current economic problems, Cabranes 
reminded listeners of America's 
"great progress and promise." 
Noting the developments in Central 
Europe, which he described as "a 
ratification of all the things that are 
right with our country," Cabranes 
told students the exercise of freedom 
of speech and religion as well as free 

elections, "are realities for us, but are 
dreams for many others." 

His call to the new graduates: to 
apply what they have learned and 
work to recognize the nation's virtues 
and overcome its weaknesses. 

Meanwhile, the balmy weather 
brought out the unmistakable signs 
of summer. New graduates, some of 
whom sported shorts beneath their 
black gowns, occasionally blew soap 
bubbles into the air in celebration. 
And friends who turned out in 
summer brights and a straw 
brimmed hat or two watched the 
proceedings from bleachers or 
snapped photos. 

After a brief introduction by 
Norman Botwinik, chairman of the 
board of governors, followed by 
Cabranes' speech, three honorary 
degrees were conferred. In addition 

to Cabranes, who was awarded a 
doctor of humane letters, the recip- 
ients were Heinz Joseph Gerber, 
president and chairman of the board 
of Gerber Scientific, Inc., who re- 
ceived a doctor of engineering, and 
Burke Marshall, Nicholas de B. 
Katzenbach professor of law at Yale 
University, who was given a doctor 
of laws. 

Other commencement participants 
included the deans of the university's 
several schools, and Joseph Cieplak, 
B.S '72, vice president of the UNH 
Alumni Association, who officially 
welcomed the new graduates into the 
alumni organization. 

A reception under the tent on 
Dodds Field capped the day's event. 

(See related Commencement story 
on pmgel.) 


Honorary Degree Recipients 


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Jose Alberto Cabranes 

Doctor of Humane Letters 

Judge of the U.S. District Court in 
New Haven; one-time General 
Counsel and Director of Government 
Relations at Yale University; former 
Professor of Law at Rutgers Univer- 
sity School of Law. 

Heinz Joseph Gerber 

Doctor of Engineering 

Founder, President and Chairman of 
the Board of Gerber Scientific, Inc; 
inventor of the graphic numerial 
computer known as the Gerber 
Variable Scale, the Gerber Graph- 
analogue and the Gerber Derivimeter. 

Burke Marshall 

Doctor of Laws 

Attorney; scholar; Nicholas de B. 
Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale 
University; author; editor; former 
Assistant Attorney General in charge 
of the Civil Rights Division of the 
U.S. Department of Justice. 

Students' Hard Work Pays Off 

When Cathie Kuntz decided to 
pursue her lifelong interest in 
tourism and travel, little did she 
know it would mean a 220 mile 
roundtrip across three states. But 
that's exactly what happened. 
Kuntz, who resides in Colonia, NJ, 
and worked as a benefits analyst for 
Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Inc., a 
management consultant firm, 
looked at area colleges that offered 
a baccalaureate degree in tourism 
and travel and came up empty. 
Her search brought her to the 
university's School of Hotel, 
Restaurant and Tourism to pursue 
her degree. 

With two years of college experi- 
ence behind her at a local commu- 
nity college, Kuntz transferred to 
UNH in 1986 where she began 
studying for a B.S. in tourism and 
travel on a part-time basis. Many 
would consider her schedule 
grueling. Up at 6 a.m. to commute 
to New York, she put in a full day at 
work only to leave the office around 
3 p.m. to drive to UNH for her 6:30 
classes. But Kuntz, who received 
her degree at the June commence- 
ment, said it was well worth it. Said 

Kuntz, "It was something 1 did for 
me personally. ..that I was inter- 
ested in." 

Meanwhile, when fellow gradu- 
ate Karin Pocograno stepped up to 
receive her A.S. degree in business, 
she had some company: her 
husband Louis also received his 
A.S. degree right along with her. 
Pocograno, a legal secretary with 
Wiggin & Dana of New Haven, 
Connecticut, has been studying at 
UNH since 1984, just a year after 
her husband, a quality assurance 
control inspector at Milford Rivet, 
began his studies. 

What was it like with two people 
in the same family pursuing the 
same degree at the same univer- 
sity? It worked out fine, said 
Pocograno, who often found herself 
enrolled in the same classes as her 
husband. Together they made it 
through such courses as Chemistry, 
Introduction to Computers, Politi- 
cal Science and State and Local 
Government and the Economic 
History of the U.S. They commiser- 
ated over homework assignments 
and offered each other suggestions. 

Already she's feeling the effects 

Karin Pocograno and husband, Louis, 
both received A.S. degrees during 

of her undergraduate courses. 
"Some of the courses have helped 
me become a broader person," 
she said. 

How does she feel now that she's 
finally received her degree after six 
years of hard work? Said 
Pocograno, "I feel great! It's been a 
long haul for both of us." 


Exec Keynotes UNH Global 
Business Forum 

Commitment to and respect for 
host countries, partnership and 
dialogue with local managers and 
workers and corporate involvement 
in sponsorship of quality education — 
these are key ingredients for success 
in the global marketplace, according 
to Hans W. Decker, president of 
Siemens Corporation (the U.S. arm of 
the West German conglomerate 
Siemens AG), who was the keynote 
speaker at a day-long Forum on 
Global Management held at UNH 
on April 6. 

Using Siemens AG, one of the 
world's largest electronics and 
electrical engineering companies, as 
an example of a successful global 
organization. Decker said: "An 
organization can only function 
effectively on an international scale 
if there is interdependence. ..with eco- 
nomic centers of gravity. ..and internal 
partnerships that allow the people 
who know the territory best to make 
the decisions." 

But, he added, this is not enough. 
Those who "build our products, sell 
to our customers, and help manage 
(our) complex worldwide concerns 
(must be) properly equipped to do 
their jobs," that is, properly educated. 
For U.S. businesses, he said, that 
means ensuring that "American 
executives and employees — at all 
levels — are at least as well edu- 
cated, trained, informed, motivated, 
and dedicated as their overseas 

Elaborating on this point. Decker 
said that American managers who 
want to conduct business in a global 
environment need to learn foreign 
languages "beginning at a very earl^ 
age." Moreover, he said, "we must 
become more receptive to foreign 
ways of thinking and doing things, 
and we should work "to build a 
higher degree of loyalty among 
employees — loyalty to work, to 
company, to product, and to quality." 

And, he said, the education that is 
needed cannot be provided by 
government alone. "Business leaders, 
present and future, must be willing to 
make a capital investment in human 
beings as well as in buildings and 

Using Siemens' on-the-job training 
or apprenticeship programs as an 
example of how corporations can be 
partners in education, Decker then 

spoke about the "more than 20,000 
Siemens young people (who) are 
enrolled in the company's programs, 
which operate in 37 countries" 
including Japan, Australia, Brazil, Ar- 
gentina, Colombia, Mexico and Great 

In conclusion. Decker said, "What's 
required to be globally competitive 
today is (quality) education. ..and a 
progressive philosophical orientation 
regarding the realities of international 

Sponsored by the UNH School of 
Business, the forum consisted of four 
one-hour sessions focusing on 
globalization led by UNH faculty 
members. After opening remarks by 
M. L. McLaughlin, dean of the School 
of Business, the forum began with a 
presentation on "Developing Your 
Global Strategy in a New Era" by 
Robert Baeder, professor of manage- 
ment at the university. Baeder's 
lecture was followed by one on "Es- 
tablishing Cost Productivity and 
Quality Leadership" by Abbas 
Nadim, chairman and associate 
professor of management. After 
Decker's speech, which took place 
at lunchtime, Gilbert McNeill, 
associate professor of economics, 
spoke on "The Changing Global 
Market," and David Morris, Jr., 
assistant professor of marketing. 

International executive Hans Decker, 
president of Siemens Corporation, discussed 
successful business practices during the 
Forum on Global Management. 

discussed "Designing Global Organ- 
izational Structure." 

Decker, a West German native, 
holds a doctorate in law from the 
University of Heidelberg. He has 
lived in the United States for the past 
19 years. The Siemens U.S.A. group 
of companies employs some 31,000 
Americans at 400 sales and service 
locations and 63 manufacturing 
facilities. In 1989, the firm had sales 
of $3.5 billion. 

PROGRESS — Construction of the $1 .7 million addition to the Jacob F. Buckman Hall of 
Engineering and Applied Science is well underway. Since the photo above was taken, workmen 
have encased the steel framework, bringing the project even closer to completion by September for 
the start of the academic 1990-91 year. 


Bartels Fellow Says Quality is Key in Business 

Quality. "That word," said James 
E. Turner, Jr., general manager 
of Electric Boat, the Groton-based 
designer and builder of nuclear 
submarines, "is key to the future of 
American business," defense-related 
or otherwise. In fact, he added, "I 
believe quality will ultimately be the 
most influential factor in our 
country's position in the world 
economy — for this decade and into 
the next century." 

Turner, who is also corporate vice- 
president of General Dynamics, 
Electric Boat's parent company, made 
these remarks during his April 11 
visit to the campus as the university's 
spring 1990 Distinguished Bartels 

As part of his day-long fellowship. 
Turner participated in meetings and 
discussions with undergraduate 
students and UNH faculty and gave 
a special afternoon address, entitled 
"Quality for the 1990's," in Dodds 
Hall Auditorium before a capacity 
audience of student, faculty, staff and 
regional business executives. 

In his address. Turner expanded on 
his introductory statements and 
declared that producing nations 

James E. Turner, general manager of Electric 
Boat, addressed the UNH campus communit]/ 
on April 11 as the spring 1990 Distinguished 
Bartels Fellow. 

currently "have a capacity that 
is significantly greater than the 
market can absorb." In such a 
competitive marketplace, he said, 
"executives in the private sector 
know that ... delivering quality prod- 
ucts is essential..." 
The same is true for defense 

contractors such as Electric Boat, he 
added. "Taxpayers want our defense 
dollars to be used efficiently to 
procure quality products." For 
example, he said, "those of us who 
design and build nuclear submarines 
know that fewer submarines will be 
ordered in the (years ahead). This 
means that we (at Electric Boat) 
have... to position ourselves to win 
contracts for as many as possible of 
those submarines." And to do that, 
"quality will be the key. ..It will be no 
different for Electric Boat in the 
decade ahead than for any other 
business, large or small." 

Turner then discussed a variety of 
factors that, in his view, lead to 
quality products, stating that all 
entities within a company, from top 
management down, must work 
continuously to improve. 

Concluding his fellowship speech. 
Turner turned to the students in the 
audience, saying: "The challenge for 
the 1990's is every bit as much your 
challenge as it is ours. ..We must 
(implement) a campaign for 
quality. ..It will be your responsi- 
bility to carry its principles into the 
21st century." 

Summer 1990 


NEW INDUCTEES — Sixteen students were inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta National 
Honor Society at a special ceremony and dinner held on campus April 20. The inductees 
pictured above (l-r) are: (front row) Eve Zygnerski, Sharon Strachan, Lynne Bodon and Level Lee 
Henry; (middle row) Joan Fridshal, Alsen K. Wenzel, Doris J. Murphy and Marc Koss; (back 
row) Joshua N. Rivel, Ralph A. Schneider, Wayne McDonald, George Drametenos and Phillip 
French. Not shown are inductees Gregory Bowerman and Teresa R. Kiernan. 

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Seminar Panelists Explore Ethics Education 

In a world of corporate takeovers, 
mismanaged funds, and outright 
embezzlement, the issue of ethics has 
become a priority of businesses and 
educational institutions alike. "Eth- 
ics Education for the Workplace: 
Who's Responsible," the first in a 
series of seminars planned by UNH, 
took a back-to-basics approach in 
exploring the topic the evening of 
April 17. More than 200 people 
turned out to hear featured panelists 
F. Patrick McFadden, president and 
chief executive officer. Bank of New 
Haven; Julia McNamara, Ph.D., 
president, Albertus Magnus College; 
Jack W. Gundrum, manager of 
business practices and ethics, Textron 
Lycoming; and Joel Marks, associate 
professor of philosophy at UNH — 
share their views at Dodds Hall 
Auditorium. Gordon Simerson, 
associate professor of psychology, 
served as master of ceremonies. 

Most agreed with McFadden's 
belief that ethical behavior is not the 
result of a formal educational process 
but rather stems largely from a fun- 
damental family process of ethical 
behavior and subsequent reinforced 
ethical learning. McNamara defined 
it largely as a combination of per- 
sonal integrity and sound judgment 
while Gundrum, focusing more 
specifically on business ethics, 
described it as a sense of obligation, 
acceptable conduct and a way of life 
that involved sharing values within 
the business environment. 

Attempting to trace the ultimate 
ethical authority that provides the 
basis for determining what is right 
and wrong, Marks presented a 
"whirlwind tour" of possibilities 
which ran the gamut from God, 
reason, and feelings to individual 
character traits, motives and conse- 
quences of one's actions. He con- 
tended that, in today's society, seeing 
the consequences of an action taken 
is perhaps the most widely accepted 
factor in shaping ethical behavior. 

Meanwhile, each of the panelists 
agreed that ethics education takes 
varied forms. McNamara, who 
suggested that educational institu- 
tions accept responsibiUty for becom- 
ing models for their employees and 
students, said, "Education gives us 

opportunities to pass ethical behavior 
along to students by exposing them to 
ethical behavior for their review." 

Similarly, both McFadden and 
Gundrum believe that a corporate 
chief executive officer is responsible 
for setting standards for employees. 
Said McFadden, "Ethics are learned at 
home, refined by the educational 
system and reinforced by behavior of 
senior people running the company." 
Gundrum noted that, although ethical 
behavior begins with the CEO, it 
advances in today's business environ- 
ment through training and awareness 

programs, compliance monitoring 
systems, codes of ethics and written 
business practices. He said that, while 
few firms had ethics programs in 
1980, 36 percent of the top 2,000 U.S. 
firms now offer them. 

The brainchild of Marks, Simerson 
and Judith Neal, assistant professor 
of management, the seminar was 
sponsored by United Illuminating 
and Richardson- Vicks, U.S.A. Future 
seminars are expected to focus on 
such topics as Ethics vs. Law, Im- 
proper Professional Roles and Ethics 
Programming for Industry. 

"Ethics Education in the Workplace: Who's Responsible," was the first in a new series of ethics 
education seminars. Participants and organizers included (l-r) Judith Neal, Gordon Simerson, 
Julia McNamara, Joel Marks, F. Patrick McFadden and Jack W. Gundrum. 

Programs Address Terrorism/Aircraft Safety 

Terrorism and Aircraft Fire Safety 
and Security were among two special 
interest seminars sponsored by the 
university's Center for Public Safety 
in May and early June. Both three- 
day seminars were developed by 
members of the Fire Science Depart- 
ment under the direction of Frederick 
Mercilliott, professor and director of 
the university's graduate program in 
fire science. 

The terrorism seminar, held May 
23-25, addressed such issues as 
hostage negotiations, incarcerated 
terrorists, the threat of nuclear 
terrorism, and federal protection 
details, overseas production, and 

vehicular movement. 

Aircraft Fire Safety and Security, 
held June 6-8, addressed problems 
encountered by both professionals 
and occasional travellers by focusing 
on both the theoretical and practical 
aspects of airport safety, security, and 
crash rescue. The program included 
such topics as helicopter crashes and 
emergencies, airline response to 
disasters, and background investiga- 
tions and drug testing. 

Among the speakers, panel 
members and moderators for both 
seminars were top professionals in 
their respective fields, including 
UNH faculty. 


Upcoming Fellowships and Sabbaticals Announced 

Sixteen UNH faculty members 
will pursue academic and 
research interests through summer 
fellowships and sabbaticals during 
the 1990-1991 academic year. 

Professors who have received 
summer fellowships and their areas 
of interest include: 

Carl Barratt, associate professor 
of mechanical engineering, who 
will conduct research on Chaos, 
focusing on the study of non-linear 
forced-damped pendulum. 

Andrew Fish, associate professor 
of electrical engineering, who will 
continue research of non-linear 
systems theory for a paper entitled, 
"Similar Nonlinear Systems." 

Robert Glen, professor of history, 
who will complete writing two 
articles on 19th century English 
social history based on research he 
will conduct in Connecticut and in 

Konstantine Lambrakis, profes- 
sor of mechanical engineering, who 
will research the thermodynamic 
and mathematical modeling of 
membranes and charge interac- 

Judith Neal, associate professor 
of management, who will continue 
to develop a model of planning or- 
ganizational change based on a 
socio-technical systems model to be 


Ismail Orabi, assistant professor 
of mechanical engineering, who 
will study the reliability analysis of 
base-isolation systems for buildings 
during earthquakes. 

L. Craig Parker, professor of 
public management, who will 
continue to study the criminal 
justice system in Finland. 

Stephen Ross, professor of 
mechanical engineering, who will 
research an experimental study of 
the boundary condition at fluid- 
porous interface. 

Yucel Tokuz, associate professor 
of civil and environmental engi- 
neering, who will build a pilot- 
scale rotating biological contactor 
and gather experimental data on 
the treatment of toxic organic 

Sabbatical leaves have been 
granted to the following seven 
faculty members: 

Ross Lanius, professor of civil 
and environmental engineering, 
who will continue the development 
of professional seminars on wood 
and earthquake engineering and 
courses in conjunction with the 
Education Subcommittee of the 
American Society of Civil Engi- 

Joel Marks, associate professor of 

philosophy, who will study and 
write articles on the comparative 
philosophy of emotion. 

Frederick Mercilliott, professor of 
fire science, who will assist in con- 
ducting a study and writing a 
report on juvenile firesetting in 
New York City. 

Elizabeth Moffitt, professor of 
visual and performing arts, who 
will paint a series of landscape 

Howard Okrent, associate profes- 
sor of industrial engineering and 
computer science, who will write a 
book on "Software Engineering 
Using 'C Language" and develop 
laboratory exercises in data parallel 

Steven Raucher, professor of 
communication and marketing, 
who will research post World War 
II telecommunication legislation for 
articles he plans to write while also 
completing a year of law school 

George Wheeler, professor of 
chemistry and chemical engineer- 
ing, who will continue construction 
of a fluorometer-physiograph, 
which is used to study muscle 
contraction and relaxation, and also 
direct applied research conducted 
at UNH's Institute of Analytical 
and Environmental Chemistry. 

Psychology Students Feed the Hungry 

While most of us read about the 
plight of the homeless every day, a 
group of concerned UNH students 
are pooling their efforts to help out 
the less fortunate. On the second 
Tuesday of every month, a group of 
five to eight students, members of the 
university's Psychology Club and Psi 
Chi Honor Society, a national honor 
society for psychology majors, 
become chefs for a night, collecting, 
preparing and serving a hot cooked 
meal to the needy at Columbus 
House, located in the heart of New 

Psychology Professor Michael 
York, who together with colleague 
Arnold Hyman serves as adviser to 
the student groups, said the students 
decided to offer their services three 
years ago when he mentioned that he 
had done some cooking for the home 

as part of another group to which he 
belongs. Since then, some 45 stu- 
dents have participated in the com- 
munity service project at one time or 

While York supervises the cooking, 
Hyman oversees serving the food to 
the first 50 men admitted for the 
evening. York said the fare ranges 
from modest meals of beans and 
franks to fried chicken with a vege- 
table, salad and bread, to lasagna. 
"We try to keep it different," he said, 
adding one of his special favorites is 
Chicken Margarita served Dallas- 
style with layers of tortillas, salsa, 
cheese sauce and chicken. 

Students collect money for the food 
through their "Buddy Can You Spare 
A Dime" drive, which started last 
year. Each semester students, 
dressed in old clothes and carrying 

tin cups, make their way around 
campus asking for donations while 
talking about the problems of the 
homeless. The first semester they 
collected $160 for their cause. 

The food, which had been cooked 
in the Arbeiter Maenner Chor until its 
kitchen facilities were removed, is 
now usually prepared in a faculty 
member or student's home. 

Meanwhile, York, who tends to 
shun publicity about the group's 
good deeds, said, "It's not a big thing. 
We just work hard to feed a bunch of 
people who need help." And, he 
believes, students, too, benefit from 
the experience. "It puts them in 
touch with the notion that they are 
fortunate and that it would be nice to 
give some of that (good fortune) 
back," he said. 


Connecticut JETS-TEAMS Competitors 

Douglas Rnc, the City of Nczv Haven' f chief 
administrative officer, addressed UNHers on 
key community issues on May 2. 

Government Official 
Community Issues 

Students and faculty were afforded a 
behind-the scenes look at the New 
Haven political scene recently, thanks 
to a special on-campus visitor. 
Douglas Rae, chief administrative 
officer for the City of New Haven and 
a political science professor currently 
on leave from Yale University, spoke 
to more than 50 UNH students, 
faculty and staff members in the 
Student Center Lounge on May 2. 

A candid speaker who discussed 
theories of community power and 
compared them to his practical 
experiences in office, Rae touched on 
pressing community issues such as 
crime, the budget deficit, and the 
appropriateness of sponsoring 
community events such as the Volvo 
Tennis Tournament and the Paul 
McCartney Concert, both of which 
have been the source of controversy. 

As an example of the type of 
alternative methods the administra- 
tion is studying to deal with issues, 
Rae discussed the city's strategy of 
establishing community-based 
policing units to combat crime rather 
than relying solely on police sweeps 
of individual city areas. 

His talk, which was followed by a 
question-and-answer period, was 
sponsored by the students in the 
university's David Humphreys 
Honors Program directed by Allen 
Sack, professor of sociology. 

Teams of young scholars from four 
Connecticut high schools ranked 
first, second, or third in the nation in 
their respective categories in the 1990 
JET-TEAMS (Junior Engineering 
Technical Society — Tests for Engi- 
neering Aptitude, Mathematics and 
Science) competitions held this 
spring in 42 states. 

Among pubhc schools having an 
enrollment of less than 500 students, 
the team from Edwin O. Smith High 
School in Storrs placed first out of 
32f teams participating nationwide 
in this category. The Tolland High 
School team came in second nation- 
ally in the same category. 

In the category of public schools 
with enrollments of 500-999, the team 
from Staples High School in West- 
port placed third in the nation. 
Approximately 294 teams from high 
schools across the country competed 

in this category. 

Among selective schools with 
enrollments of 500-999, the team 
from St. Bernard High School in 
Uncasville ranked third out of 63 
competing teams from across the 

The Connecticut competition, 
hosted by UNH and sponsored by 
United Technologies Corporation 
(UTC), was held March 21. On that 
date, teams of six students from each 
of 74 high schools in Connecticut 
took a battery of JETS tests in biol- 
ogy, chemistry, computer fundamen- 
tals, English, mathematics and 

Winners within the state were 
announced at an awards ceremony at 
the conclusion of the day-long event 
on the UNH campus. The national 
rankings were released recently by 

EMBA Seminar Focuses on USSR Ventures 

It's not as simple as it appears. That's 
the message about joint ventures in 
the Soviet Union that Carl M. Rodia, 
president of the Trumbull-based 
consulting firm of Technical Business 
Managers, Inc., conveyed to an 
audience of business executives and 
entrepreneurs at UNH on May 10. 

The opportunities are great, Rodia 
said, but the returns will be long- 
term, not instantaneous. Moreover, 
he stated, non-Soviet business people 
must be careful to eschew emotion 
and put aside the glamorous aspects 
of setting up a joint venture or other 
business activity inside the Soviet 
Union. Rather, "we must use a 
totally business-like approach" to 
such deals or they will have little 
chance of success. 

Rodia, who holds a bachelor's 
degree in chemistry from UNH, 
returned to the campus to speak at 
the first in a series of executive 
development seminars being spon- 
sored by the university's Executive 
MBA Program. Additional seminars 

are scheduled to take place in Octo- 
ber and throughout the coming year. 

Carl M. Rodia, president of Technical 
Business Managers, Inc., was the featured 
speaker at the first EMBA Program executive 
development seminar. 


Awards Ceremony Honors 
Outstanding Students/Staff 

It was a special night for some very 
special UNH people. More than 45 
university students were recognized 
for scholastic achievement, commu- 
nity related activities and leadership 
at the 1990 annual Awards Ceremony 
held in Dodds Hall Auditorium on 
May 9. Several staff members also 
were honored for their exemplary 
service to the university and its 
students as part of the evening's pro- 
gram during which Dean for Student 
Life James Martin served as master of 

Numerous awards in arts and 
sciences, business, engineering, 
hotel /restaurant and tourism admini- 
stration, and professional studies and 
continuing education were presented 
to outstanding students in their 
respective fields of study during the 
course of the two-hour ceremony. 
More than a dozen special category 
awards also were presented to 
students and staff. 

The Minority Student Award was 
presented to Joy Davis, a sophomore 
majoring in music and sound record- 
ing, for her involvement in commu- 
nity and outreach endeavors while 
maintaining an above-average 
academic record. Day Student 
Government President Michael 
Fitzgerald, a junior in hotel/restau- 
rant management, received the 
Horatio Strothers Award for leader- 

ship in and service to the campus 

Meanwhile, Dean's Leadership 
Awards for outstanding leadership 
potential (in the area of Student Life) 
went to juniors Denise Killoran, a 
travel and tourism administration 
major, and Louis Petrucci, a music 
and sound recording major. 

Alumni Association Vice President 
Stanley Gniazdowski presented the 
alumni award to Michael Rickenbach, 
a senior majoring in chemistry and 
forensic science. This special presen- 
tation is given for academic achieve- 
ment, leadership and service to UNH 
throughout the winner's college 
years. The Latin Association Award, 
presented to a Hispanic student or 
administrator who serves as a role 
model, was given to Domingo Arias, 
coordinator of community activities. 

Special category awards for staff 
members recognized Mary DeRosa, 
administrative secretary in the Office 
of Alumni Relations, who received 
the outstanding service employee 
award, and Deborah Chin, associate 
director of athletics, who was pre- 
sented with the outstanding staff 
member award. The UNH Security 
Police received the Day Student 
Government Faculty/Staff Award for 
demonstrating outstanding commit- 
ment to students. Chief of Security 
Donald Scott accepted the award for 



Excellence Award 

Carohne A. Dinegar, associate 
provost and professor of political 
science, was named the winner 
of the 1989-90 Sears-Roebuck 
Foundation Teaching Excellence 
and Campus Leadership Award, 
presented at the annual Awards 
Ceremony on May 9. 

Dinegar, who accepted her 
award from Joseph Baxter, man- 
ager of the Sears store in Orange, 
was one of nearly 700 faculty 
members at independent colleges 
and universities nationwide who 
are being recognized by the 
Foundation for their resourceful- 
ness and leadership as educators. 
The award carries a $1,000 
stipend for Dinegar. 

After joining the university as 
professor and chairperson of the 
political science department in 
1970, Dinegar was appointed 
assistant provost and affirmative 
action director in 1983, she was 
named associate provost in 1988. 

CURTAIX Ui '. Crimes of the Heart, a PuUtzer-Prize-winning comedy by Beth Henley, was 
presented by the Department of Theatre Arts this spring. The student actors shown (l-r) are: 
Sheryle Semanco, Joanna Teed, Lynne Bodon and Marice Dorsey. 

the department. 

Finally, students selected for 
inclusion in "Who's Who Among 
American Colleges and Universities" 
were honored. 

Eight Faculty 

Eight members of the university 
faculty received promotions effective 
this coming September, according to 
Phillip Kaplan, university president. 

Promoted from the rank of associ- 
ate to full professor are: School of 
Arts & Sciences — Richard Jones and 
Shirley Wakin, both in mathematics; 
School of Business — Robert Baeder, 
management, and Ernest Dichele, 
accounting and finance. 

Promoted from the rank of 
assistant to associate professor are: 
School of Arts & Sciences — Gordon 
Simerson, psychology; School of 
Engineering — Gregory Broderick, 
civil engineering, Bih-Lin-Cho, 
industrial engineering, and Ismail 
Orabi, mechanical engineering. 


International Banquet Celebrates Tenth Year 

Ten years ago, a small group of 
international students, with the 
support and assistance of university 
staff, put together the first interna- 
tional banquet at UNH. 

A decade later, that fledgling effort 
has grown into an eagerly awaited 
standing-room-only annual event 
featuring cultural displays, food, a 
fashion show, and entertainment 
from around the world. 

This year, UNH students from 18 
nations took part in the April 20 
festivities, which were attended by a 
sell-out crowd of more than 300. 

Entitled "Pieces of World Peace," 
the event began at 4 p.m. with a 
colorful array of cultural displays set 
up in the Student Center Lounge. The 
displays included artifacts, jewelry, 
clothing, written material, and even 
videotapes from or about each 

From 7 to 8:30 p.m., guests enjoyed 
a delicious buffet dinner featuring 
food from 16 countries, prepared and 
served by members of the UNH 
international community. After 
dinner, an international fashion show 
and native entertainment from five 
countries drew prolonged applause 
from the delighted audience. 

At the conclusion of the evening. 
Provost Alexis Sommers joined 

Andy Chen, a computer science graduate, shows Donna Barbosa, an exchange student from the 
Philippines, a book that was part of a displai/ that included native jeiueln/ and artifacts. 

international student leaders on the 
stage to recognize outstanding 
achievement in the creation of the 
displays, food and entertainment. 
The award winners for best cultural 
displays were the Chinese Student 
Association (first) and India (second). 
In the food category, the winners 
were Lebanon (first) and Japan 
(second). Top honors for entertain- 
ment went to Thailand (first) and 
India and the Chinese Student 

Association (tied for second). 
Spouses of nine UNH staff members 
served as judges for the evening. 

From all accounts, the banquet was 
a great success, thanks to the hard 
work of many students and staffers. 

Special kudos go to Mary Idzior, 
director of the UNH International 
Services Office, and the officers of the 
International Student Association — 
Srinivasa Gogineni, president; Sujee 
Saparamadu, vice-president; Karan 
Hehra, secretary; and Elif Tongul, 
public relations officer. 

More than 300 people attended the International Banquet held in the Student Center on April 20. 
The event featured cultural displays, food, a fashion show and entertainment by students 
from 18 countries. 




This mformation mms wrillai by the staff of the Public Reklions DeiHirtmeiil. 

School of Arts & 

Shirley Wakin, professor of mathemat- 
ics, presented "Applications of Geometry 
to Algebra" as a special guest lecturer at 
Westport's Staples High School Mathe- 
matics Awareness Week held April 2-6. 

Edmund Todd, associate professor of 
history, presented 'Turning Counties 
into Towns: The Politics of Regional De- 
velopment in Weimar, Germany" at a 
seminar held on campus April 19. The 
talk was based on research he conducted 
last summer through a summer faculty 

Elizabeth Moffitt, professor of visual 
and performing arts, discussed, "Color 
Interaction," at a winter meeting of the 
Shoreline Seniors in Guilford. 

Twenty students participated in the 
1990 Shident Art Show held in the 
gallery of Dodds Hall from April 21 -May 
4. Some 58 works of art including 
paintings, drawings and sculpture were 
displayed. A Faculty Art Show held the 
following week featured 35 works by 
eight faculty members. 

Bruce French, professor of French and 
foreign languages, participated in a 
conference of the Connecticut Council of 
Teachers of English held at Fairfield 
University. French also attended the 
spring meeting of the Connecticut Heads 
of English Departments, which was co- 
sponsored by Southern Connecticut State 
University. The conference was entitled, 
"Writing: Sharing Problems — Seeking 

Joel Marks, associate professor of 
philosophy, presented "Emotion East 
and West" in the Student Center faculty 
dining room on April 29. The seminar 
was based on research he completed as 
part of a summer faculty fellowship 
award. The presentation was held in 
conjunction with the Connecticut 
Universities' Asian Thought Discussion 

School of Business 

Robert Gaensslen, professor and 
director of the forensic science graduate 

program, was the featured speaker at a 
community forum held at Bethel High 
School on March 4. His talk was entitled 
"Forensic Science: Old and New Finger- 
prints to Solve Crimes." 

Judith Neal, associate professor of 
management, presented a paper entitled 
"People Like Us: An Experience in To- 
kenism" at the annual conference of the 
Eastern Academy of Management in 
Buffalo, NY. More than 500 people 
attended. The paper was based on an 
experimental exercise Neal designed for 
classroom use. 

School of Engineering 

Carl Barratt, associate professor of 
mechanical engineering, presented 
"Chaos, Chaos Everjm^here," an over- 
view of how and when it occurs, 
delivered on campus March 8. 

A charter induction ceremony for The 
Order of the Engineer, a national 
professional organization, was held in 
Dodds Hall Auditorium on February 20. 
Some 39 engineering students and 16 
engineering faculty members were 
inducted into the Order during the 
ceremony, wWch included opening 
remarks by John Sarris, chairman of the 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, 
a history of the Order, presentation of the 
obligation of the engineer and ring, and 
an address by M. Jerry Kenig, dean of the 
School of Engineering. 

UNH Receives Grants to Promote CPEP 

They raced model cars powered 
only by mousetraps. They built 
bridges out of straw. They even 
competed to see who could build a 
contraption capable of keeping a 
raw egg intact after dropping it 
30 feet. 

For some of the best middle and 
senior high school students in 
Connecticut such off-beat antics 
were all part of the fun during the 
Third Annual CPEP Day held at 
UNH on May 12. 

CPEP, an acronym for Connecti- 
cut-Pre-Engineering Program, was 
begun by the Science Museum of 
Connecticut to encourage minority 
high schoolers to study science, 
mathematics and engineering with 
the hope they will continue their 
studies in college. 

Engineers and scientists from 
leading corporations including 
United Technologies Corporation 
and SNET, as well as representa- 
tives from UNH and other univer- 
sities, served as judges for the 

UNH will continue to be an 
active participant in CPEP pro- 
grams this summer. For the 

second year in a row, the 
university's School of Engineer- 
ing received grants from the 
New Haven Foundation and the 
federal Department of Energy 
(DOE) to foster CPEP. 

The $23,000 grant from the 
New Haven Foundation will 
underwrite a portion of the cost 
of two summer enrichment 
programs in science and 
mathematics for more than 90 
Connecticut youths — approxi- 
mately 50 of whom will come 
from the New Haven public 
school system. The programs, 
which will be held at UNH and 
Wesleyan University, are coor- 
dinated by CPEP and the two 

The DOE grant will support 
CPEP summer enrichment 
programs to be held at UNH. 
Designed for New Haven 
middle school students, the 
program will include classes in 
mathematics, science and 
language arts as well as hands- 
on experience in UNH com- 
puter and engineering laborato- 
ries and pre-college counseling. 


School of Hotel, 
Restaurant & Tourism 

Michael Fitzgerald, a junior majoring 
in hotel and restaurant management, 
was selected as the School's student rep- 
resentative to the National Restaurant 
Association's upcoming "Salute to 
Excellence Program" held in Chicago 
in May. 

School of Professional 
Studies & Continuing 

Frederick Merdlliott, professor of fire 
science, presented a paper entitled 
"Demographics and their Effectiveness 
in the Investigative Function" at the 
annual meeting of the Academy of 
Criminal Justice Sciences in Denver, CO, 
in March. More than 3,000 criminologists 
and professors nationwide attended. He 
also attended the Second Annual 
National Fire and Emergency Services 
Dinner of the Congressional Fire 
Services Institute held April 18 in Wash- 
ington, D.C. The dinner, which was 
preceded by informational workshops in 
the afternoon, featured Vice President 
Dan Quayle as its keynote speaker and 
included 346 congressmen and senators 
among the 2,000 attendees. 

Marko Bourne, a fire science major, 
recently completed an internship for the 
Congressional Fire Services Institute. His 
expertise in fire and on-the-job perform- 
ance garnered the praise of William F. 
Jena way, director of external affairs, and 
John J. McNichol, executive director. 

The Graduate School 

Joseph Spellman, director of graduate 
admissions, was a co-presenter of a 
workshop on cost-effective international 
recruitment at the Annual Conference of 
the New England Association of Gradu- 
ate Admissions Professionals held April 
25-27 in Caf)e Cod, MA. His talk was 
entitled "International Students: Recruit- 
ing on a Small Budget." SpeUman also 
was recently appointed to the 
association's governing board as 
chairman of the membership committee. 

Letitia Bingham, assistant director of 
graduate admissions, and Joseph C. 
Heap, Southeastern graduate coordina- 
tor, are also board members; Bingham as 
editor of the NEAG AP Journal and 
Heap as co-chair of the association's Fall 
1990 school fair. 

CAREER EXCHANGE— Recruiters from 
more than 10 corporations participated in a 
"Career Opportunity Day" for students 
sponsored recently by the School ofHRTA in 
the Epicurean Dining Room. 

Admissions & 
Financial Aid 

Hispanic Higher Education Awareness 
Day was held on campus from 9 a.m.-5 
p.m. on Saturday, May 5, in Dodds Hall 
Auditorium. Organized by the 
university's Office of Adniission Services 
in conjunction with the Greater New 
Haven State Technical College and the 
Connecticut Association of Latin 
Americans in Higher Education, the 
event was open, free of charge, to 
middle, junior high and seiuor high 
school students and their parents. 
Information about admissions, financial 
aid, student support services and the 
organization of colleges and universities 
in Connecticut was presented. 

Student Life 

The student chapter of the Society for 
Human Resources Management hosted 
a one-day seminar of the Greater New 
Haven Chapter on April 12. Some 100 
personnel administrators from the 
Greater New Haven area attended. The 
UNH student chapter has organized a 
variety of activities since its inception 
three years ago including a spring 
speaker's forum, visits and tours of area 
corporations and a mentorship program. 

John S. Auerbach, assistant director of 
the Counseling Center, co-authored a 
paper entitled, 'T)ifferential Cognitive 
Efeturbances in Three Types of Border- 

line Patients," which was published in 
the Jounuil of Persotuiliti/ Disorders. Two 
additional papers were accepted for 
publication. They are, "Narcissism: 
Reflections on Others' Images of an 
Elusive Concept," to appear in Psyc/io- 
amli/tic Psydwlogi/ and "Representation 
of Interpersonal Interactions on the 
Rorschach and Level of Psychopathol- 
ogy," which he co-authored with S.J. 
Blatt and which is due for publication in 
the Jounwl ofPersotwlity Assessment. 

The Day Student Government wel- 
comed James Sherr, an expert on the 
Soviet Union, to campus on March 27 
and 28. The author of several books, 
including Soznet Pozcer: Tlte Continuing 
Omllenge, Sherr presented "Gorbachev's 
Endangering Revolution" at a special 
lecture held in the Student Center 
Lounge and also addressed two political 
science classes during his visit. 

The Hellenic Cultural Club sponsored 
a presentation by a representative of 
Amnesty International, a national 
organization, on April 5 in the Student 
Center Lounge. The talk focused on 
human rights and the organization's 
efforts to secure the release of prisoners 
of conscience and fair trials for all 
political prisoners. A documentary film 
was shown. 

Marvin K. Peterson 

Gretchen Hammerstein, university 
librarian, participated in the Groton 
Public Library's celebration of National 
Library Week in April. She and local 
celebrities read selections from their 
favorite books as part of the "Night of a 
Thousand Stars" program conducted 
throughout the country. 

The library recently offered two 
special programs as part of the Friends 
of the Library program. Margaret Bixler, 
M.A.'82, chairman of JBT Industries, 
presented "The Navaho and the Navaho 
Code Talkers" at the library on March 18 
while David Sloane, professor of English, 
discussed "Mark Twain as Literary 
Comedian" at a dinner held in the 
Epicurean Dining Room on April 3. 

Bixler, who wrote a thesis on the topic 
while studying at UNH, is currentiy 
writing a baok about the Navahos. 

Sloane, a recognized authority on 
Twain, has written four books on 
American humor. 




This information was prepared and written by the staff of the alumni and development office. Submit copy to the Alumni Office. 

Edward ]. Drew, Sr., B.S.'82 (center), received the 1990 Distinguished Alumnus Award during 
the Scholarship Ball festivities. He is shown above with Stanley Gniazdowski, B.S.'72 (left), in- 
coming Alumni Board president, and Phillip Kaplan, university president. 

Scholarship Ball: A Special Night 

Bright blue and gold balloons 
graced the entrance to the Yale 
Commons, welcoming UNH alumni, 
friends and staff to the Seventh 
Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball held 
on April 7. By evening's end, the 
popular black tie gala, attended by 
more than 350 people, had netted 
$30,000— the largest amount to 
date — in support of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation Scholarship Fund established 
six years ago. 

Stanley Gniazdowski, B.S.'72, 
president of Realty Concepts, Inc. and 
Alumni Board vice-president as well 
as Scholarship Ball chairman, served 
as master of ceremonies for the 
evening's program, which included 
the presentation of the 1990 Distin- 
guished Alumnus Award to Edward 
J. Drew, Sr., the recently retired man- 
ager of New Haven's Quinnipiack 
Club, and the recognition of this 
year's three Alumni Association 
scholarship winners, who were 
honored guests. 

Francis Schneiders, president of 
Enthone-OMI, Inc. and the Alumni 
Board, presented Drew with a special 
citation in honor of his long-standing 

contributions to UNH and his 
exemplary career in the hospitality 
industry. A member of the board of 
governors, Drew is active on many 
community boards and received 
national recognition from the Club 
Managers Association of America as 
Club Manager of the Year (1988). 

The scholarship winners, selected 
on the basis of academic merit, were: 
David LaRosa from the Day Division; 
Joseph Noonan from the Evening 
Division; and Deborah Buckhout 
from the Graduate Division. 

Special thanks to the alumni 
Scholarship Ball committee members: 
Giancarlo Accettulo, B.S. '77; Carolyn 
Bell, B.S.'87; Sheila Carnam, B.S.'83; 
Joseph Cieplak, B.S. '72; Edward 
Drew, B.S.'75, M.S.'86; Stephen 
Grasso, B.S.'79, M.P.A.'84; Raymond 
Havican, M.B.A.'78; Orest T. Dubno, 
B.S.'68, M.P.A.'75; Ronald Manning, 
M.P.A.'78; Arthur May, M.B.A.'87; 
Leona May, B.S. '90; Patricia Rosen- 
baum, E.M.B.A.'86; Sheilah Rostow, 
M.B.A.'89; Dominic SavenelH, B.S.'81, 
M.S.'86; Robert E. Smith, M.B.A.'89; 
Joseph Spellman, M.A.'83 and Forrest 
Temple, B.S.'84. 

Partygoers danced to a medlei/ of tunes which 
included favorites such as Glenn Miller's "In 
the Mood" and Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath 
My Wings." 

FFE Phonathon 
a Success 

Engineering alumni rallied 
behind UNH during the 
recent Fund for Engineering 
(FFE) Phonathon held this 
April. The phonathon raised 
an additional $30,500 toward 
the fee's overall goal of $2 
million, bringing the uni- 
versity well within sight 
of the finish line, said 
Alexander Nicholson, 
B.S.'65, E.M.B.A.'78, FFE 
alumni chair. 

Close to 400 pledges were 
received from engineering 
alumni in support of the final 
phase of the campaign. The 
gifts will be used to furnish 
laboratories and to establish 
student scholarships as 
well as to foster faculty 
development. Equipment 
has long been the focus of 
the campaign to enable the 
university to maintain its 
noteworthy reputation in 
engineering education both 
on the undergraduate and 
the graduate levels. 


UNH Alumni Networking Program Draws Raves 

"The move to University Hill 30 
years ago allowed the University of 
New Haven to make unprecedented 
strides in strengthening the quality of 
the programs in engineering, busi- 
ness and criminal justice, all of which 
are acclaimed regionally, and even 
nationally," said UNH Provost Alexis 
Sommers as he addressed 40 alumni 
who attended the university's first 
Middle Atlantic States reunion on 
May 2. "A UNH degree today will 
allow our graduates to gain ad- 
vanced degrees anywhere they 
please," he said, as he traced the 
university's continued growth 
throughout its 70 year history and 
the critical role private universities 
play in today's business environ- 

Held in the gracious Potomac, MD, 
home of alumnus Eugene Tallia, 
A.S.'73, vice president of Pratt and 
Whitney, and his wife, Nadine, the 
reception, part of a new networking 
program initiated this year by the 
Alumni Relations Office, drew 
alumni from northern Virginia, 
Washington, D.C., and Maryland. 
Several alumni traveled more than an 
hour to attend the first-ever out-of- 
state event that gave alumni an 
opportunity to reminisce as they 
enjoyed cocktails and a buffet supper 

Fran and Paul (B.S.'73) Zygmont chat with UNH Provost Alexis Sommers during the first 
Middle Atlantic States alumni reunion held in Potomac, MD, on May 2. 

and mingled with alumni and 
development staff members Nikki 
Lindberg, Patricia Rooney, R.S.M., 
and Beverly Collings. 

Two earlier receptions hosted by 
United Illuminating (in November 
1989) and SNET (in March) for their 
company employees who are UNH 
graduates, also were very well 
attended. M.L. McLaughlin, dean of 
the School of Business, was the 

featured speaker at both gatherings. 

To date, more than 200 alumni have 
participated in the receptions, and 
many have asked if they could 
become annual events. Said Hostess 
Nadine Tallia, "People seemed to 
relax and identify with their common 
bond, UNH. I don't know if any old 
friends were reunited, but 1 think a 
few new ones were made and that's 
special too." 

Alumni Council Bids Farewell to Officers/Members 

The UNH Alumni Council held its 
annual meeting on May 18 aboard the 
North Cove Express dinner train at 
Essex. The meeting honored out- 
going Alumni officers and council 

Following a gourmet dinner in the 
restored Victorian era railroad cars, 
the short business meeting was 
conducted by retiring president 
Frank Schneiders, A.S.'54, who 
reviewed the year's projects of 
Homecoming, the Annual Fund and 
the Scholarship Ball. Patricia J. 
Rooney R.S.M., alumni director, 
presented awards for distinguished 
service to Schneiders, Raymond 
Havican, M.B.A.'78, Annual Fund 
89-90 chairman, and Professor 
Warren Smith, outstanding volun- 
teer. Of the award, Rooney said 
"This inaugural award and lapel pin 

has been designed to acknowledge 
those persons who graciously extend 
themselves extraordinarily on behalf 
of the university through their volun- 
teer service." 

Also recognized for their commit- 
ment to the UNH Alumni Association 
1989-1990 (through both committee 
work and council membership) were 
the following: Giancarlo Accettullo, 
B.S.'77; Robert Barrington Jr., B.S.'71, 
M.P.A.'77; Carolyn Bell, B.S.'87; 
Sheilah Carnam, B.S.'83; Edward 
Drew, B.S.'75, M.S.'86; Orest Dubno, 
B.S.'68, M.P.A.'75; Stanley Gniazdow- 
ski, B.S.'72; Stephen Grasso, B.S.'79, 
M.P.A.'84; Raymond Havican, 
M.B.A.'ZS; Mary Hart, B.S.'75; Ronald 
Manning, M.P.A.'78; Arthur May, 
M.B.A.'87; Leona May, B.S.'90; Alex- 
ander Nicholson Jr., A.S.'63, B.S.'65, 
E.M.B.A.'78; Patricia Rosenbaum, 

E.M.B.A.'86; Sheilah Rostow, 
M.B.A.'86; Dominic Savenelli, B.S.'Sl, 
M.S.'86; Francis Schneiders, A.S.'54; 
Robert Smith, M.B.A.'89; Joseph 
Spellman, M.A.'83 and Forrest Temple, 

Rooney then presented Schneiders 
with a plaque and UNH Seiko watch in 
appreciation for his dedicated leader- 
ship. Schneiders in his thanks noted 
"I have never worked with a more 
cordial or dedicated group of people; 
these two years have meant a great 
deal to me. You are all very special." 

Newly installed President Stanley A. 
Gniazdowski challenged the council 
to even greater commitment to the 
Endowed Scholarship Fund and asked 
the council to approve the establish- 
ment of a standing committee for 
undergraduate relations chaired by 
Carolyn Bell. 


Class Notes 


George Brusznicki has been 
appointed executive vice 
president of the New Britain 
Chamber of Commerce. He 
resides in New Britain, CT, with 
his wife and two sons. 

Robert Flynn has been ap- 
pxjinted Northeast district sales 
manager by The Marlin 
Firearms Company of North 
Haven, CT. He lives in Clinton 
with his wife, Dianne, and son, 

Charles B. Gilbert III was 

elected first vice chairman of the 
board of directors at United 
Community Services Inc. (a 
United Way Agency) in 
Norwich, CT. Gilbert is retired 
from the Electric Boat Division of 
General Dynamics. 


Pierre Blanchet is the new 
assistant dty engineer in charge 
of the Public Works land 
surveying crews in Meriden, CT. 
Blanchet resides in Meriden with 
his family. 

Nicholas Pastore has been 
appointed chief of the New 

Haven Police Department. He 
has had 19 years experience with 
the department. 

Mark Wallers is enjoying 
success as owner of Harry's 
Sauteuse in Larchmont, NY. By 
night a restaurateur, by day he is 
a regional account executive for 

Ronald Winter has authored a 
book recounting his experiences 
in the U.S. Marines Corps, titled 

Masters oftlie Art; A Mariiie's 
Memoir ofParris Island and 
Vietnam. He resides in Hebron, 
CT, with his wife, Jennifer, and 
two children. 


Richard R. Knight has been 
named executive assistant on the 
"Schiavone for Governor" staff 
in New Haven. Knight resides 
in Orange, CT. 


Elton B. Harvey m of Rocky 
Hill, CT, is a frequent lecturer 
and speaker on real estate and 
surveying law. He is a partner in 
the Avon law firm of Osborne, 
Rosenthal & Harvey. 

David Slezak has been pro- 
moted to local resident trooper 
ofSouthbury. He has served 

with the Connecticut State 
Police for 12 years and lives 
with his wife, Linda, in Oxford. 

Gerald Sudimick was pro- 
moted to associate level by 
Ammann & Whitney, an inter- 
national consulting engineering 
firm, in their New York office. 


Kenneth A. Blade employed at 
Badger Engineers, Inc. in 
Cambridge, MA, is currently on 
loan to Badger, B.V. in the 
Hague, The Netherlands, as a 
specialist engineer in the 
mechanical engineering 
department. His home is in 
Arlington, MA. 

Attorney Cheryl E. Hricko has 
opened an office for the practice 
of general law in New Britain, 
CT. She also retains her position 
as an assistant corporation 
counsel for the City of Water- 


Wayne Gyenizs was elected 
business manager for Local 478 
in Hamden, CT. He has served 
on numerous advisory commit- 
tees and boards, including the 
Governor's Task Force for 
Public Construction. 


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James A. Riggs has been elected 
senior vice president for finance 
at Olin Corporation in Stamford, 
CT. As chief financial officer, he 
will he responsible for all 
financial activities of the 


Victor J. Allessio has been 
named director of food services 
at New Britain General Hospital. 

Agent Michael T. Furlong was 

honored by the Glastonbury 
Exchange Club as 1989 Police 
Officer of the Year. He is 
assigned to the Narcotics Unit of 
the Investigations Division in 
Glastonbury, CT. 

Douglas F. Haas has been 
elected treasurer of Saab-Scania 
of America, Inc. located in 
Orange, CT. Haas joined Saab in 


Carlos S. Batista was recently 
promoted to director of 
marketing and sales by Bristol 
Babcock, Inc. for the compan^s 
automation products business. 
Batista resides in Naugatuck, CT. 

Daniel R. DeRosa was pro- 
moted by Connecticut National 
Bank to vice president at the 
State Savings Bank in Southing- 
ton, CT. He joined the bank in 
1983. DeRosa resides in Bristol 
with his wife. Rose, and children. 

Patricia Kling-Loucks has 

recently accepted a position as 
assistant to the executive director 
of the Montgomery County 
Chapter of the American Red 
Cross. She resides in Amster- 
dam, NY, with her husband, Jim, 
and son, Jesse. 

Judith Mongillo is the head of 
the New Haven Police 
Department's new Office of 
Public Information. New Haven 
is the only municipal police 
department that has a civilian as 
its main spokesperson. A native 
of New Haven, CT, Mongillo has 
worked in the department for 
eight years. 

Steven J. Whitman was named 

vice president of Bristol Babcock 
in Watertown, CT. He will be 
responsible for general manage- 
ment of the automation products 
business. Whitman is a resident 



Michele Klotzer has been ap- 
fwinted promotions manager for 
Lake Compounce Festival Park 
in Bristol, CI. A New Haven 
resident, Klotzer is a volunteer 
for many dvic and business 
organizations. She was formerly 
director of marketing and group 
sales for The Shubert Theatre in 
New Haven and director of 
spedal programs for The Greater 
New Haven Chamber of 
Commerce. Klotzer is a member 
of the UNH Alumni Coimdl. 


Thomas Combs, the boarding 

officer on USCGC Evergreen, 
recently returned from a 56 day 
patrol in the Caribbean on which 
a sailboat was seized with 700 
lbs. of cocaine aboard. Combs 
will be repxjrting in June to the 
no foot patrol boat USCGC 
Monliegeii in Puerto Rico as 
executive officer, second in 
command, for a one-year tour. 

Elsie Vavrek has been ap- 
pointed assistant controller for 
patient accounts at St. Vincent's 
Medical Center in Bridgeport, 
CT. Vavrek is a resident of 


Joseph A. Dolan is the new chief 
financial officer for Wilton, CT. 
He had worked for the dty of 
New Haven since 1971 . Dolan 
resides in East Hartford. 

Frank A. Jablonski has been 
named construction inspector of 
McCrone Inc. at its headquarters 
in Annapolis, MD. He brings 10 
years of construction administra- 
tion experience to the firm. 

Janet Shahen has been pro- 
moted to assistant vice president 
for surgical ser\aces at Water- 
bury Hospital. Shahen resides in 


Thomas Raggozino is one of 

eight new patrol officers in the 
Hamden Police Department. 
Raggozino is a resident of New 
Haven, CT. 


Bruce Calendrillo has been 

appointed manager of the 
Norwalk Hospital department of 
pathology. He has been 
associated with the hospital since 

Alumnae Share Experiences with High Schoolers 

"Life is an unfolding 
drama for each of us and 
you are the lead in your 
drama. Your life will 
change and you will 
change with it," said 
Caroline Dinegar, associ- 
ate provost, as part of her 
opening remarks to an 
audience of 70 young high 
school women who were 
participants in the 
university's Choices and 
Challenges seminar held 
in Dodds Hall Audito- 
rium on May 17. 

Hosted by the Admis- 
sions Office, the presenta- 
tion, which focused 
specifically on career op- 
portunities for women in 
traditionally male fields, 
featured Dinegar and six 
UNH alumnae who 
shared their personal 
experiences in the work- 
ing world. The alumnae 
included: Deborah Busch, 
B.S.'88, accounting spe- 
cialist, Xerox Corpora- 
tion; Patricia Zippo, 
B.S.'84, forensic serologist. 
New York City Police De- 
partment; Jeanne Gallien, 
B.S.'90, private flight pilot; 
Robin Diamonte, B.S.'86, 
telecommunications spe- 
cialist, SNET; Adi Ferrara, 
B.S.'89, research specialist, 
Howard Hughes Medical 








Pilot feamie Gallien, B.S.'90, was one of six alumnae who returned 
to campus to discuss non-traditional careers for women. 

Institute; and Nina Re- 
carey, B.S.'88, front office 
manager, Hyatt Regency 

In tracing the develop- 
ment of her career path, 
each alumna encouraged 
her listeners to be true to 
their goals, to study and 
to work hard. "You're 
here today to consider 
some careers you might 
not have otherwise. Just 
keep an open mind and 
don't let anyone, not your 
parents, your teacher, 
your boss or your hus- 
band, tell you that you 
can't do it," said Gallien, 
who ditched a successful 
career as a retail manager 

to become a pilot and 
found herself the only 
woman in class. 

Many of the speakers 
discussed how they 
coped with the skepti- 
cism they received from 
their male counterparts in 
the field. "If you show a 
strong motivation to 
learn and have a positive 
attitude and show them 
what you can do.. .you 
can turn their attitude 
around," said Diamonte. 

A brief question-and- 
answer period and a 
workshop on job search 
skills and career strate- 
gies concluded the day's 

1983. Calendrillo resides in 

George L. Henriques has been 

appointed an analyst/program- 
mer for the sales force automa- 
tion project of DMA Healthcare 
Marketing Inc. in Stamford, CT. 
He resides in Ridgefield with his 
wife, Liz. 

Robert A. Lever has joined 
Canadian Imperial Bank of 
Commerce in New York as a 
vice president in its U.S. leasing 
subsidiary. He is responsible for 
providing lease advisory and 

syndication services to CIBC'S 
clients. Lever lives with his wife, 
Carole Lynn, and two children in 
Monroe, CT. 



Louis Weady to Susan V. 


Mark Osak to Christine 

John J. Rudzavice to Patricia A. 

Gary P. Simpson to Elizabeth 


Nancy Ann Konopka to 

Michael R. Kitterman 


Frank Gabriele III to Helena M. 



Two Alumnae Recognized for Community Service 

Although Kathi 
and Mary Ellen Manthey 
pursued different 
courses of study while 
they were students at 
UNH, their common 
interest in community 
service has brought them 
together. Bissell, execu- 
tive director of the 
Jepson Drive Senior 
Citizens Center in 
Milford, and Manthey, 
corporate secretary of 
United Illuminating, 
were among 20 women 
recognized by the 
Nezv Haven Register for 
the contributions they 
have made to the quality 
of life. 

Crediting her family 
and the university for 
helping her finding her 
niche in social services, 
Bissell, who earned a 
B.A. in 1967 and an 
M.P.A. in 1982 from 
UNH, said what she 
finds most satisfying 
about her work is that it 
gives her "the ability to 
make plans and design 
changes for people's 
future... changing the 
concept of aging from 
sedentary to participa- 
tory." Her family 

members — from her 
great-grandfather, who 
was an active town 
council member, to her 
mother, a teacher at 
Farnum House, and her 
father, who was affili- 
ated with the Yale School 
of Public Health and the 
Veterans Administration 
Hospital in West Haven, 
had a long standing 
interest in community 
service that once in- 
spired Bissell to collect 
food for the poor at age 
13, with her red wagon 
in tow. 

Bent on becoming a 
lawyer, she switched 
gears after transferring 
to UNH and serving an 
internship with Commu- 
nity Programs Inc. in 
New Haven, a commu- 
nity-action agency. 
Working on human 
service projects, she says 
she "received good 
exposure to the public 
and society." After a 
discouraging stint as a 
social worker following 
graduation, she was 
inspired by a professor 
who told her "You can't 
be a teacher. You can be 
a leader." 

She took him seriously. 

Assuming the role of 
executive director of the 
senior center in 1970, she 
guided its growth from a 
small church basement 
operation to a sizable 
facility with more than 
9,000 members, a $1 
million budget and 34 
staffers, with a third 
expansion of the physical 
plant underway. 

Fellow alumna Mary 
Ellen Manthey has been 
equally serious about her 
life's work. Manthey, 
who originally planned 
to become a French 
teacher, took a circuitous 
path to her present role 
as the top-ranking 
female executive at UI, 
where she finds "the di- 
versity of the job and 
being in the position to 
help people throughout 
the company" reward- 
ing. Describing her job 
as corporate secretary as 
"very service oriented," 
Manthey, who earned an 
works closely with 
management and the 
company's board of 
directors overseeing 
company records, the 
ethics policy, pension 
plan, stockholder 

information and more. 
She credits her success 
largely to a mentor and 
her academic creden- 
tials, which include 
graduate studies at 
UNH and a law degree. 

"There are so many 
people competing out 
there.. .the courses at 
UNH helped," she said. 
She found MBA courses 
in management, ac- 
counting and finance 
directly applicable to the 
areas she's involved 
with now. And, she half 
jokingly credits former 
adjunct lecturer Roger 
Landry, who taught 
probability and statis- 
tics, for helping her 
develop perseverance. 

Aside from their 
workday schedules, 
both Bissell and Man- 
they are active in the 
community after hours. 
Bissell is coordinator of 
the Milford Food Bank, 
a 24-hour on-call post, 
and Manthey is presi- 
dent of the New Haven 
Civitan Club, and serves 
as a Literacy Volunteer 
board member and a 
member of the School 
Volunteers for New 




Stefanie C lacomucci to 



Richard A. Piascik to Deborah A. 

Frederick R. Hobbs '88 

Edward A. Ferris 

Louis A. Carofano 




Linda W. Gorski to Eric J. 



Jill Marie Santolupo to Michael 


Walter M.Stratz 

Patricia M. Gawboy 

B. Hooper 

Phillip Schneider to Donna 


Ann Glasgow 



Stephen A. Dombrowski to 

R Russell Mahoney 

Eugene F. Neagle Jr. 

Abigail H. Welsh 


Hany J. Garaf olo to Ann Laurie 





William Palmer 

Thomas B. Groves 





Viis mfonnation was prepared and written by the Sports Information staff of the Athletics Department. 

To the delight of Charger fans, leftfielder Eric Klein steals a base during the UNH vs. Southern 
Connecticut game held on Vieira Field May 5. 

Chargers Garner Bid to NCAA 

For the 7th year, head coach Frar\k 
Vieira led his team to the NCAA 
Division II National Championship 
tourney. The Chargers beat Georgia's 
Columbus College 15-4 in their first 
game in Montgomery, AL, but lost 
the right to continue in the double 
elimination tournament by suffering 
two straight defeats to Cal St.- 
Northridge, 18-5, and to Lewis 
University, 3-2. 

New Haven won the right to par- 
ticipate by capturing its third straight 
New England Collegiate Conference 
title with a 13-1 record. In fact, the 
Blue and Gold own a 27-1 record 
against NECC opponents over the 
past two seasons, and last year New 
Haven came within six outs short of 
the NCAA national title. 

New Haven, one of three teams in 
the NCAA Northeast Regional, 
hosted the regional tournament on 
May 17-19 at Vieira Field, the unoffi- 
cial site for the Northeast Regional 
tournament, for the last four seasons. 

The Chargers won their seventh 
straight regional title by defeating 
Sacred Heart, 3-1, in the title game. 

This year's team was strong. On the 
mound. Charger pitchers have hurled 
205 innings, struck out 161 batters, 
walked only 68 and chalked up a 
combined ERA of 2.24. Righthander 
Nick Sproviero finished the year with 
a 13-1 record. He broke the UNH 
standard for consecutive wins, 
garnering 22 straight victories before 
losing his varsity game in the World 
Series. Sproviero started his career as 
a shortstop but became a pitcher 
prior to his sophomore year. The 
junior surpassed Tom Michalzyk's 
school record of 20 consecutive wins. 

Sophomore Mike Stober was used 
primarily as a reliever during his 
freshman year but was pressed into 
service as a starter during the NCAA 
tournament. In his first start, he won 
the NCAA Regional Championship 
game. His second start was just as 
impressive, defeating Rollins College 

Chargers Receive 
Top Honors 

Three Charger baseball players 
were selected for the American 
Baseball Coaches Association 
All- America Team — garnering 
one of the season's top honors. 

Third baseman Mike Tonucci 
was named to the first team 
while shortstop Jim Halloran 
and Nick Sproviero were 
selected to the second. All three 
also made the AU-Northeast 
Region team. 

Tonucci, a senior, stroked 
nine homers and eight doubles 
this year, finishing his career 
with 27 home runs, the third 
best total in UNH history. He 
also earned a spot on the New 
England Collegiate Conference 
first team and was selected the 
Region's Most Valuable Player. 

Halloran was a first teamer 
on the NECC squad. The senior 
is only the second Charger to 
finish his career with a .400 
batting average. 

Sproviero, a junior, owns a 
22-1 record over the last two 
years. He recorded 80 strikeouts 
in 114.3 innings, allowing 86 
hits and 2.28 earned runs per 

Meanwhile, three other 
Charger players were named to 
the AU-Northeast Region first 
team. They were second 
baseman Adrian Clark, pitcher 
Mike Stober and left fielder Eric 

in the College World Series. The 
righthander owned a 9-3 record with 
a team best 2.25 ERA. 

Third baseman Mike Tonucci hit 
nine home runs and has a .382 
batting average. Leftfielder Eric Klein 
stroked the clutch hits, driving in a 
team-high 37 runs and sporting a .373 
batting average. 

Shortstop Jim Halloran owmed a 
.450 batting average before missing 
10 games with an ankle injury. Later 
he went six for rune with a double, a 
home run and five RBIs, leading the 
Chargers to a 4-3 and 13-2 sweep of 
Southern Connecticut. Those wins 
were the clinchers for the NECC title. 


May 6 Awards Banquet Honors Top Players 

With so many talented athletes 
donning a Charger uniform, 
choosing the male and female Ath- 
letes of the Year was no easy task. 
After much deliberation, three 
athletes rather than two were ac- 
corded the honor at the Awards 
Banquet held in the Student Center 
Cafeteria on May 6. 

Mike Tonucci, a third baseman and 
shortstop for the baseball team, and 
Orville Sweeney, a high- and triple- 
jumper on the track team, received 
co-Male Athlete of the Year honors 
while Lisa Reza, captain of the 
volleyball team, earned the Female 
Athlete of the Year award. 

Tonucci currently sports an impres- 
sive .382 batting average and leads 
the team in runs scored (39), hits (45), 
home runs (9) and stolen bases (17). 
The senior made an even larger 
contribution in the field. Tonucci 
played third base during the first half 
of the year, but was forced to move to 
shortstop when Jim Halloran 
sprained his ankle. Since making the 
move, Tonucci has committed just 
one error in over 30 chances. 

UNH dominated the long and 
triple jump events, thanks to Orville 
Sweeney. The junior jumped 23 feet 
or better in 14 meets this year and 
captured nearly every long jump title 
in the East. He was named the ECAC 
Field Most Valuable Player during 
the indoor season then was named 
the Eastern Intercollegiate Conference 
Field Most Valuable Player when he 
place won the long jump (23'6") and 
placed in the triple jump. 

For the sixth time in the last seven 
years, the Chargers received a bid to 
the NCAA volleyball championships. 
The key contributor to this year's 33- 
11 team was captain Lisa Reza. Not 
only did she dominate opponents in 
the Northeast Region, Reza was one 
of the top hitters in the nation. 

The setter/ hitter ranked second in 
the country with a .406 hitting 
percentage and was among the top 10 
in service aces per game (0.82). Reza 
also earned a spot on the AVCA 
(American Volleyball Coaches 
Association) All-Northeast Region 
team, which placed her on the All- 
America ballot. The senior was also 
named the New England Collegiate 
Conference Player of the Year as well 
as a first team All-NECC player. 

Lisa Reza, captain of the women's volleyball team, was named Female Athlete of the Year at the 
UNH Azvards Banquet. Among her teammates, she led in kills (459), hitting percentage, digs 
(349), assists (639) and service aces (104). 

Besides the Athletes of the Year honors, each sport named a 

Most Valuable 

Player for the 1989-90 season. 

The following 

list represents these players: 

Cross Country: 

Mark Rivers 


Aboubacar Casshko 


Lisa Reza 

Men's Basketball: 

Brian Smith & Gary Battle 

Women's Basketball: 

Jennifer Wyslick 


Mike Tonucci 


Dave Berry 


Anna Alibrandi & Lori Miller 


Orville Sweeney 

Berry Holds Top-Scoring School Record 

Anyone who attended a UNH 
lacrosse game this season couldn't 
help noticing the Charger wearing 
number 25. 

Dave Berry, an attacker on the 
Charger lacrosse team, ended his 
career as the number one point scorer 
in school history. In fact, he started 
his senior year as the all-time leader 
in goals and total points. This 
season. Berry led the team in scoring 
with 38 goals (out of 87 shots) and 20 
assists for 58 total points. Divide that 
total by New Haven's 11 games, and 
that's just over five points every 

"He ranks as one of the best 
players I've ever coached," head 

coach Dave Haefele said. "Watching 
him play was a pleasure." 

Although the team loses several 
key members from this year's team, 
lacrosse fans have a great deal to look 
forward to in 1991. Goalie Tony 
Cretella owned a .639 save percent- 
age in his first year as a starting 
goalie and he should improve on that 
mark. Tim Dewey, New Haven's 
second leading scorer in 1990 with 
eight goals and 16 assists, and Brian 
O'Leary (11 goals, seven assists) will 
also wear the Blue and Gold next 
year. With a strong recruiting class, 
the Chargers should be able to 
rebound from this year's 2-9 record. 


Three Athletes Named to Hall of Fame 

College athletes earn many honors 
during their careers, but few 
receive accolades after their playing 
days. This year three former UNH 
athletes did just that. Soccer player 
Keith Russo, softball and basketball 
athlete Stephanie Seymour and base- 
ball hitter Robert Turcio were recently 
honored when they became the three 
newest inductees into the university's 
Hall of Fame at a banquet held on 
campus April 28. 

Keith Russo 

Keith Russo played a major role in 
New Haven's success in soccer in the 
early 1980's with his strong defensive 
playing. The success of the 1981 
defense, which allowed only 10 goals 
in 20 games, and set a school record 
which still stands, can be attributed 
largely to his leadership. 

During his stay, UNH posted a 58- 
15-7 record, including a school record 
of 17 wins in 1983. His play earned 
him a great deal of recognition, 
including All-America berths in both 
1982 and 1983. Named to the All-New 
England team in three of his four 
years as a Charger, he played on two 
NCAA playoff teams while at UNH. 

Stephanie Seymour 

New Haven has seen many two-sport 
athletes, but few have excelled like 
Stephanie Seymour. On the basket- 
ball court, Seymour frustrated 
opponents with her shooting and 
passing skills. She netted more than 
600 points during her career and was 
ranked among the school's top 10 
scorers for several seasons. In addi- 
tion, she dished off just under 200 
career assists and recorded over 
100 steals. 

On the Softball diamond, 
Seymour's pitching talents and 
hitting skills brought her into the 
limelight once more. In her senior 
season she compiled a 0.74 ERA, 
allowing just over seven earned runs 
in 66 innings. One of the toughest 
hitters to strike out, Seymour fanned 
only three times in 306 career at-bats. 

Robert Turcio 

Former baseball player Robert 
Turcio is considered by many UNH 
sports fans to be one of the most 
feared hitters ever to wear a New 
Haven uniform. Known for his tape- 
measure home runs, he once hit a ball 

Women's Softball Wrap-Up 

For the sixth straight season, the 
Charger softball team posted over 20 
wins in a year. Head coach Pete 
Zoppi's team got off to a slow start 
against tough competition in Florida 
where the Chargers played 10 
games — three against Division I 
teams, two versus Top 20 Division II 
squads and two against Top 20 
Division III teams. 

After returning from Horida, New 
Haven put together a strong finish, 
winning 19 of its final 29 games. The 
team finished 6-4 in the New England 
Collegiate Conference, good enough 
for third place behind Sacred Heart, 
ranked third in the country, and 
Bridgeport, another Top 20 team. 

A major reason for New Haven's 
"second season" was Captain Anna 
Alibrandi. The second baseman was 
the team's top hitter with a .350 
batting average. Her 19 RBIs were 
also a team high as were her 42 hits. 

Besides Alibrandi and senior 
Michelle LaFIamme, the New 
Haven team was comprised of seven 
freshmen and six sophomores. 
Despite their youth, the players made 

major contributions to this year's 
21-18 team. 

Freshman shortstop Amy Nettleton 
finished the year with a .316 batting 
average, second best among her 
teammates. She stroked five doubles 
and drove in 12 runs. Sophomore 
catcher Colleen Steinnagel contrib- 
uted at bat, sporting a .313 average. 

Probably the most important aspect 
of college softball is pitching, and the 
Chargers have two outstanding 
pitchers. Sophomore Lori Miller was 
a victim of bad defense as her 12-14 
record indicates. The lefthander 
allowed 60 runs in 188.3 innings but 
only 18 were earned runs. In fact. 
New Haven committed 70 percent of 
its errors behind Miller. 

Freshman Jen Ciardullo began the 
season with a rocky start, losing four 
of her first five decisions. Since then, 
the righthander won eight straight 
games and brought her ERA down to 
1.49. She posted three shutouts and 
struck out 36 batters in 84.7 innings 
pitched. Together, Miller and Ciar- 
dullo struck out 141 batters in 273 
innings and posted a stingy 0.92 ERA. 

over the center field wall at Yale 
Field, the only player to boast that 
feat. Presently, Turcio is co-holder of 
the school's career home runs record 
(with 29) and occupies third place in 
career RBIs, with 138. His .348 
lifetime batting average is one of the 
best in New Haven's history. In 1977 
he batted a hefty .477 batting average. 
One year later, he smacked 14 homers 
and drove in 43 runs. As the desig- 
nated hitter, he averaged one RBI per 
game over his career (138 RBIs in 136 
games) and almost half of his total 
hits went for extra bases (36 doubles, 
10 triples and 29 homers). 

As a relief pitcher, Turcio won 
three games and saved two other 
contests in 1979. The Chargers 
played in three College World Series' 
during his career, placing as high as 
third in the nation. 

Commenting on the awards event. 
Athletic Director William Leete said, 
"New Haven has a strong tradition of 
athletics and this year's inductees are 
a major reason we have that tradi- 
tion... Their leadership and contribu- 
tions helped build their respective 
programs and earned them a spot in 
our Hall of Fame." 

Softball captain Anna Alibrandi zvas the 

team's top scorer with a .350 batting average 
by season's end. 

UNH Students Come to the Rescue for Area Firm 

It wasn't an easy problem to solve. 
Officials of Marlin Firearms, a 
major sports rifle manufacturer 
located in North Haven, sought a 
cost-efficient way of inspecting 
government-required serial numbers 
stamped on their product. After 
studying the problem in-house and 
turning to three outside consulting 
agencies for assistance, a satisfactory 
solution to the dilemma eluded them. 
At the suggestion of M. Jerry Kenig, 
dean of the university's School of 
Engineering, the firm turned the 
project over to William Adams, 
assistant professor of computer 
science, who presented the project to 
two of his research assistants, David 
Olster and Fariborz Payandeh, and a 
graduate student, Edmund Conklin. 
The three students decided to tackle 
the problem as an independent 
project this past January. Two 
months later, the students, working 
in the artificial intelligence-robotics- 
vision laboratory, under Professor 
Adams' watchful eye, devised an 

Professor William Adams (far left) and graduate students (l-r) Edmund Conklin, David Olster 
and Fariborz Payandeh dez'ised an image recognition system for Marlin Firearms. 

Al-based image recognition system. 

Such factors as lighting conditions, 
presentation orientation, surface 
finish and stamping irregularities all 
had to be considered. 

Adams hopes more firms will 

realize they have a tremendous 
resource in UNH. "Projects like this 
one benefit students by providing 
them with real-life situations and 
industry by solving their unique 
problems," he said. 


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