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Alumni Association

1949 – First reunion, held in conjunction with June 24th graduation. Called “Alumni Holiday,” it was based at the Hotel Hamilton in Utica, June 24-25. The schedule:
Friday, June 24:
2-4 pm, graduation, held at the Institute
4-5 pm, reception, at the Institute
9 pm-12 am, Get-Together
12 am-4 pm. “Yawn” Dance
Saturday, June 25:
11 am – registration
2-3 pm, political rallies
3 pm, alumni meeting
7-9 pm, dinner
9 pm-1 am, semi-formal
The cost for members of the Alumni Association was free if they had paid their annual $3 dues, or $2.50 for others.

1961

(August 13, 1961, Observer-Dispatch) – “3 Opportunities for Better Utica, Corrou Tells MVTI Alumni Event – Three opportunities for a better Utica were singled out by a Chamber of Commerce official last night:
1. The arterial program for Greater Utica.
2. Urban Redevelopment Project No. 1.
3. The State Job Development Authority Act.
The three opportunities were stressed by Vincent R. Carrou when he addressed the 14th annual banquet of the Mohawk Valley Technical Institute Alumni Association in the Hotel Utica Grant Ballroom. ….
New alumni officers were presented. They were: President, Ronald Waters; first vice president, Jean Dickinson; second vice president, Larry O’Connor; treasurer, Kenneth Fairchild; and secretary, Donald Urbanke.”

1969 Kenneth Fairchild was president of the MVCC Alumni Association. The Association held its annual banquet October 18th at Valley View Country Club, and Alumni Weekend October 17-18. During the annual meeting, the Association elected Glade Cook (’59, retail business management) as president; Ronald Newman (’57 retail business management) as vice president, and William Royle (’50 retail business management) as treasurer.

1971
In November, 1971, the following officers were elected for the Alumni Association: Joyce White, president; Edwin Button, vice president; Carol LeFevre, secretary, and Andy Jecen, treasurer. James Solon was also elected as a vice president.


1977

Joseph DeBuvitz of Rome, a 1977 graduate in Banking & Insurance, was elected president of the Association. James Maher of Whitesboro, a 1965 graduate in advertising design & production, was elected vice president. Victor Perun, Utica, was named secretary-treasurer.

1978

Joseph DeBuvitz, Rome, was re-elected president of the Association, and would also serve as treasurer. Elected as vice president for programming and benefits was Victor Perun, of Utica. Anita Alessandri of Utica was elected vice president for recruitment and meetings. Diane Hnat was named secretary. The association held meetings on the first Wednesday of each month in the College Center.

1979

President: Angelo Gigliotti, Class of ’77, Criminal Justice
Vice President: Paul Milograno, Class of ’74, Civil Engineering Technology
Secretary: Anita Alessandrini, Class of 1971, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Treasurer: Joseph Bean, Class of 1978, Accounting

1982

President: Paul Karaz, Class of 1977, Retail Business Management
Vice President: Dorothy Klampert, Class of 1979, Fine Arts
Secretary: Theresa (Grassi) Reale, Class of 1968, Secretarial Science
Treasurer: Karolyn Sayles, Class of 1979, Accounting
Other directors:
Barbara Allen, Class of 1977, Human Services
Robert D. Clarke, Class of 1974, Advertising Design & Production
Rosaria Haggerty, Class of 1969, Retail Business Management
Dale A. Keida, Class of 1974, Advertising Design & Production
Donald W. Newman, Class of 1970, Banking & Insurance
James B. Turnbull, Class of 1979, Banking & Insurance

1983

In August, the following alumni officers were elected: Paul Karaz, class of 1977, president; Robert Clarke, class of 1974, vice president; Theresa (Grassi) Reale, class of 1968, secretary, and Karolyn Sales, class of 1978, treasurer.
Other directors:
Dorothy Klampert, ’79, Fine Arts
James B. Turnbull, ’79, Banking & Insurance
Barbara (Velocci) Allen, ’77, Human Services
Rosaria (Perritano) Haggerty, ’69, Retail Business Management
Donald W. Newman, Jr., ’70, Banking & Insurance
Dale A. Keida, ’74, Advertising Design & Production
Suzanne M. Costello, ’82, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Angelo Gigliotti, Jr., ’77 Criminal Justice
Lawrence J. Baker, ’53, Retail Business Management
Margaret A. Collea, ’82, Nursing
Kathryn M. LaPorte, ’63, Advertising Design & Production


1984

President: Robert D. Clarke, ’74, Advertising Design & Production
Vice President: Theresa (Grassi) Reale, ’68, Secretarial Science
Treasurer: James B. Turnbull, ’79, Banking & Insurance
Secretary: Suzanne Costello, ’82, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Other directors:
Michael C. Austin, ’76, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Barbara (Velocci) Allen, ’77, Human Services
Rosaria Perritano Haggerty, ’79, Retail Business Management
Dale A. Keida, ’74, Advertising Design & Production
Karolyn (Bick) Sayles, ’78, Accounting
Lawrence J. Baker, ’53, Retail Business Management
Thomas R. Carone, ’72, Civil Engineering Technology
Angeloa C. Gigliotti, ’77, Criminal Justice
Ginece (Korber) Spina, ’77, Accounting

1985

Alumni Association offices elected in June 1985: Terry Grassi Reale, president; Bill Murphy, vice president; James B. Turnbull IV, treasurer, and Karolyn M. Bick Sayles, secretary

1986

President: James B. Turnbull IV, ’79, Banking & Insurance
Vice President: Morrell L. Burke, ’49, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Treasurer: Ginece (Korber) Spina, ’77, Accounting
Secretary: Dorothy (Yaw) Burke, ’49, Textile Technology
Other directors:
Rachel L. Palmieri, ’76, Nursing
Judith (Gigante) Berglund, ’77, Accounting
Frank Brigano, ’71, Retail Business Management
Delia A. Moylan, ’73, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Terry C. Stein, ’85, Advertising Design & Production
Lisa I. Williams, ’84, Data Processing
Salvatore Corelli, ’70, Criminal Justice
Kenneth J. Fairchild, ’61, Advertising Design & Production
Barbara C. Jimenez, ’82, Human Services
Theodore S. Kowalczyk, ’83, Individual Studies
Roseanne M. Lewis, ’78, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Robert D. Clarke, ’74, Advertising Design & Production
Kathryn (Cianciola) Dzialo, ’74, Nursing
Richard B. Kovach, ’62, Advertising Design & Production
A. Douglas Manning, ’60, Mechanical Technology
Gloriann C. Montemurro, ’78, Retail Business Management
Frank A. Potter, ’48, Retail Business Management

1987

President: Rachel Palmieri, Nursing, ‘76
Vice President, Committee Coordinator: Teddie Kowalczyk, Independent Studies, ‘83
Treasurer: Ginece Spina, Accounting
Secretary: Dorothy Burke, Textile Technology, ‘49
Other directors:
Barbara C. Jimenez
Sharon K. St. John
James B. Turnbull IV
W. Richard Branner
Robert D. Clarke
Richard B. Kovach
Alex Eller
Barbara Rice

1988

President: Barbara Rice, ’81, Nursing
Vice President: Sharon St. John, ’84, Accounting
Secretary: Barbara C. Jimenez, ’83, Human Services
Treasurer: Ginece (Korber) Spina, ’77, Accounting

1990

The MVCC Alumni Association recently awarded $3,100 in scholarships to 11 current students who are children, spouses or parents of MVCC graduates. Five $500 awards were presented, along with six $100 scholarships. (September 1990)

1990

President: Duane F. Eilts, ’72, Retail Business Management
Vice President: Janine M. Sadlick, ’75, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Secretary: Teddie Kowalczyk, ’83, Individual Studies
Treasurer: Ginece Spina, ’77, Accounting
Historian: Dorothy Burke
Other directors:
Rosemary Benzo
Susan M. Calabrese
Robert D. Clarke
Elizabeth J. Hagan
Barbara Jimenez
Richard B. Kovach
David Mathis
Rick R. Signorelli

On April 2nd, 1990, the Association presented the Physical Education Department with a portable electronic scoreboard valued at $3,000. It was used for the first time that day at a lacrosse game.

1991

Officers:
Duane F. Eilts, President
Janine M. Sadlik, Vice President
Elizabeth Hagan, Treasurer
Teddie S. Kowalczyk, Corresponding Secretary
Dorothy Burke, Historian
Other directors:
Rosemary Benzo
Susan M. Calabrese
Robert D. Clarke
David L. Mathis
Lisa Mutton
Ronald J. Newman
James H. Plows, Jr.
Rick R. Signorelli
Ginece Spina
Barbara Jimenez

1992

Officers:
President: Duane P. Eilts, ’72, Retail Business Management
Vice President: Janine M. Sadlick, ’75, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Historian: Dorothy Burke, ’49, Textile Technology
Treasurer: Elizabeth J. Hagan, ’86, Advertising Design & Production
Corresponding Secretary: Teddie S. Kowalczyk, ’83, Individual Studies
Recording Secretary: Rick R. Signorelli, ’75, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Other directors:
Rosemary Benzo, ’88, Office Technologies
Susan M. Calabrese, ’90, Office Technologies
Robert D. Clarke, ’74, Advertising Design & Production
Barbara Jimenez, ’82, Human Services
David Mathis, ’70, Retail Business Management
Ronald J. Newman, ’57, Retail Business Management
James H. Plows, Jr., ’80, Accounting
Ginece Spina, ’77, Accounting

1992-93

President: Richard Signorelli, Utica, Class of 1975, Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities & Social Sciences
Vice President: Elizabeth Hagabm Utica, Class of 1986, Advertising Design & Production
Treasurer: James Plows, Leonardsville, Class of 1980, Accounting
Recording Secretary: Rosemary Benzo, Utica, Class of 1988, Office Technologies
Corresponding Secretary: Teddie Kowalczyk, Utica, Class of 1983, Individual Studies
Historian: Dorothy Burke, West Winfield, Class of 1949, Textile Technology

1996

President: Elizabeth Harvilla, ’86, Advertising Design & Production
Vice President: Barbara Jimenez, ’82, Human Services
Treasurer: Duane Eilts, ’72, Retail Business Management
Historian: Dorothy Burke, ’49, Textile Technology
Secretary: Joe Leone, ’95, Data Processing

1997

Officers:
President: David Mathis, ’70, Retail Business Management
Vice President: Barbara Jimenez, ’82, Human Services
Secretary: Joseph Leone, Sr., ’95, Data Processing
Treasurer: Duane Eilts, ’72, Retail Business Management
Historian: Dorothy Burke, ’49, Textile Technology
Other directors:
Civita Allard, ’76, Nursing
Janet Biernat, ’94, Human Services
Robert Clarke, ’74, Advertising Design & Production
Stephen Gadziola, ’73, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Richard Goodney, ’78, Civil Technology
Elizabeth Harvilla, ’86, Advertising Design & Production
Teddie Kowalczyk, ’83, Individual Studies
Steven Schorer, Sr., ’97, Human Services


2003

President: David Mathis
Secretary: Janet Biernat, ’94, Human Services
Treasurer: Teddie Kowalczyk, ’83, Individual Studies
Historian: Dorothy Burke, ’49, Textile Technology

Other directors:
Civita Allard, ’76, Nursing
Robert Clarke, ’74, Advertising Design & Production
Stephen Gadziola, ’73, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Richard Goodney, ’78, Civil Technology
James Hamer, ’70, Retail Business Management
Doug Hyldelund, ’86, Advertising Design & Production
Barbara Jimenez, ’82, Human Services
Jacqueline Ruggiero, ’98, Nursing