Class Notes — November 2012
Come read about what your UF classmates are doing … and maybe find your name, too. Our class notes are drawn from reader submissions and media reports. Listings are alphabetical by decade, and they are updated on the first of each month. So check back often to see what your classmates are doing!
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William Geiger (MEd ’69, EDS ’71) is vice provost of The University of Texas at Tyler. He’s been dean of the university’s College of Education and Psychology since 2003. He lives in Tyler, Texas.
Alan Gallay (BA ’78) is the Lyndon B. Johnson Chair of U.S. History at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He was previously the Warner R. Woodring Chair in Atlantic World and Early American History and director of The Center for Historical Research at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He also held fellowships at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. He will relocate from Columbus, Ohio.
Bruce Marsh (BSEN ’78) is senior vice president of strategic affairs and corporate development at Curis Resources Ltd., a mineral development company based in Vancouver, Canada. Marsh, an engineer with more than 25 years of experience, has previously worked at companies such as Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold and The Boeing Co. He lives in Gilbert, Ariz.
Carol Reeder (BS ’72) is chief nursing officer at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, Calif., after serving as interim chief for six months.
Juan Boue (BAART ’85) is principal of South Miami Middle Community School Center for the Arts. He has worked in the Miami-Dade County public school system for 22 years. Before his career in the school system, he founded B-Graphic Inc., a graphic design business in Miami, where he lives.
Sean Domnick (BSBA ’86, JD ’89) is included in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a peer-review publication, for his work with personal injury and medical malpractice. He is an attorney at the Domnick & Shevin law firm in Palm Beach Gardens, where he lives.
Alberto Macia (BSBA ’80, JD ’83) is a sales associate at the Engel & Völkers real estate firm in Naples, where he lives.
Daniel Orlando (BA ’87) is chief commercial officer of Aastrom Biosciences Inc., a stem cell treatment developer in Ann Arbor, Mich. He previously worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc. in Deerfield, Ill., for 13 years.
Laura Spencer (BSAC ’86) is chief financial officer of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, a community charity in Sarasota. She was previously chief financial officer of JCI Jones Chemicals Inc. in Sarasota and CEO of Tervis Tumbler Co. in North Venice from 2006-2010. She lives in Sarasota.
Dr. Philip Troyer (MD ’85) is a cardiologist with Archbold Medical Center and practices at the Cardiology Consultants of South Georgia in Thomasville, Ga. He was in private practice in Bradenton.
Brad Bondi (BSBA ’95, JD ’98) led an investigation by the Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft LLP law firm into a Washington, D.C., council member accused of using the city’s lottery contract to barter with developers. Bondi is a partner in the firm’s business fraud and complex litigation and securities litigation practices. He lives in Arlington, Va.
John Connery Jr. (BSAC ’93) will co-chair the 2014 Florida Association for Corporate Growth Capital Connection, a conference for lenders, investment bankers, corporate executives, attorneys and more. He is shareholder and co-chair of Hill Ward Henderson’s taxation group in Tampa, where he lives.
Harry Shevin (BA ’90, JD ’93) was included in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a peer-review publication, for his work with personal injury. He is an attorney at Domnick & Shevin in Palm Beach Gardens, and he lives in Boca Raton.
Kalisha Crawford (BA ’03, BS ’03) is director of North East legal services for GreenPoint Global, a business services company in New York. Crawford, who is an attorney, previously worked at east coast law firms and practiced in insurance defense, class action, personal injury and commercial issues. She lives in New York.
Adam Feinberg (MS ’02, PhD ’04) received the National Institutes of Health Director’s Innovator Award, a five-year, $2.25 million reward meant to continue his research on regenerating and repairing the heart. He is an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he lives.
Glenn Garrido (PhD ’00) was the first U.S. citizen to guest conduct the Civic Orchestra of Milan at the Palazzo Marino in Milan, Italy in September. He is chair of the University of St. Thomas’ music department in Houston, and he lives in Katy, Texas.
Barclay Key (MA ’05, PhD ’07) joined the faculty in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in Little Rock, Ark. He was an assistant professor of African-American history and the history of the American south at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill. He lives in Little Rock, Ark.
S. Douglas Knox (BA ’00, JD ’04) is partner of Quarles & Brady law firm in Tampa. He works with insurance, franchise, banking and real estate law. He lives in Tampa.
Tobi Lebowitz (BSPR ’02, JD ’05) and Michael Thomas (BSBC ’02, JD ’05) were promoted from associates to shareholders of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, a Florida-based law firm. Lebowitz, who has been with the firm since 2008, works with employment law. Thomas began working at the firm in 2006 and works with construction law. She lives in Delray Beach, and he lives in Miami Beach.
Tori Moses (BSA ’08) is a cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins. She also works in a pediatric orthodontist office and plans to go back to school to become a physician’s assistant. She danced with the Florida Gators Dazzlers from 2004-2007 and cheered at Durant High School in Plant City. She lives in Valrico.
Susan Parr (AUD ’01) is an audiologist at the Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa. She previously owned Parr’s Pro Hearing Services in Huntingdon, Pa., and Lewistown, Pa., for 20 years. She lives in Hollidaysburg, Pa.
Kelly Russ (BSA ’03) is the communications specialist for the Emory University Department of Medicine in Atlanta. She was previously assistant director of communications at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, where she received the 2012 Florida Public Relations Association Pensacola Communicator of the Year Award in the nonprofit/government sector. She lives in Atlanta.
Fuhua Chen (PhD ’12) is assistant professor of mathematics at West Liberty University in West Liberty, W.Va. He previously taught at UF. He will relocate from Gainesville.
Christopher Estepp (PhD ’12) is assistant professor of animal science at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. He was previously a graduate research and teaching assistant at UF. He lives in Alpine, Texas.
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