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Class Notes, 2004 September/October

September/October 2004

Greetings from the farm. Carl Boehlert, an assistant professor of materials science in the School of Engineering at Alfred U., was honored in a White House ceremony held on May 4. Carl was one of 57 researchers who received a Presidential Early Career Award, the nation's highest honor for professionals at the outset of their independent research careers. His research involves structural intermetallics and metal matrix composites. Presiding over the White House ceremony was John H. Marburger III, science advisor to the President and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology. Alfred University President Charles M. Edmondson noted, "This is a well-deserved honor for Carl Boehlert, who is one of Alfred's most talented young researchers. It is also a great honor for the university and our School of Engineering to have Professor Boehlert recognized for his work." Carl received a citation, a plaque, and a commitment for funding of his work for five years.

Carl was one of seven researchers funded by the US Dep. of Energy and its National Security Administration to be nominated for the Presidential honors. Prior to the White House ceremony, Carl and his fellow Dept. of Energy (DOE) honorees described their work at a ceremony at DOE headquarters, hosted by Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham. New York State Governor George Pataki and Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno also recognized Carl as a James D.Watson Investigator through the New York State office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR). NYSTAR funding supports Carl's research into a methodology to evaluate the microstructure-property relationships of biocompatible titanium alloys.

In other news, new babies, new jobs, and new marriages. Jen Gray Moss was "thrilled to announce" that she and husband Brian welcomed their second child, Emeline Moreland, into their family. "Emeline's big brother Will, 2, gives her lots of juicy kisses and introduces her to everyone as his 'sitter.'" David Hong reported that he just finished up the first year of his own patent and trademark law practice in Santa Clarita, CA. Cassius Drake reported that he and wife Jacqueline welcomed their first child, Noah Robert, on Apr. 12, '04.

Rich McEvoy was recently transferred to London, Ontario (not England), and will be taking on new responsibilities for Labatt Breweries of Canada. On Nov. 3, '03, Greg Dickhens and wife Keala welcomed into the world their second daughter, Malia Eleni. The Dickhens family has relocated to Vail, CO, where Greg is working at the CFO of Vail Resorts Development Co.

Cathy James reports that on Apr. 24, '04, she "got married to her sweetie James Fisher." Cathy's sister Debbie James Walend '95 was the "best woman," and husband David '93 was an usher. Other classmates in attendance were Ellen Goode, Loren Bosies, Eric '86,MBA '93, and Heather Tatkon Powers, MPA '93, Jeff Carver, Craig '89 and Liz Collard Richter, Arik Marks, and David Rodger and wife Cindy ReVelle '92. Cathy wrote that her father Chuck James '57 (deceased) was also a Cornell graduate, and she is sure he was there somewhere, "since he never missed a good party!" Cathy is currently doing a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children's Hospital in Boston, and living in Brookline, MA.

Congratulations to everyone on their stellar accomplishments. *Nina Rosen Peek,; Dave Smith,; Corinne Kuchling,

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