Monday, March 14, 2011

Class Notes: 1963

Andrea (Penson) Block (ALND) of Candler, NC, is vice president of Insurance Specialties, Inc. and, alongside her husband, David, has developed the successful firm into one that reflects her core values of integrity, service, and ingenuity. The North Carolina Board of Commissioners has appointed Ms. Block to serve on the Nursing Home Community Advisory Board for a one-year term ... Michel Hersen (M.A.) of Portland, OR, has been appointed as a member of the board of trustees for Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. He is former dean of the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University ... Ray McGrath (M.B.A.) of Boynton Beach, FL, has been retired for the past 12 years and is currently living the best of two worlds, spending his summer on Long Island and winter in Florida. Mr. McGrath is co-founder of Fleetwood Student Sales, Inc., and in the span of a 25-year career sold many products to the Hofstra Bookstore. After 10 years of service in the U.S. Air Force he reached the rank of major ... Howard Safir (B.A.) of Manhattan, NY, is a former trustee of Hofstra University and currently CEO of Bode Technology and Safir Rosetti, both companies of Global Options Group, Inc. ... Professor Elliott Sclar (B.A.) of Larchmont, NY, has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist award to take part in a new educational exchange between the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, and Columbia University. Professor Sclar is the director of the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) at Columbia University’s Earth Institute; he is a professor of urban planning in Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation...


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