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On July 22, 2017, Tom Applegate '08 and Caroline Carty '09 were wed in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Cheers to Tom and Caroline! Guests (In picture) Michael Fiore IC '08, Amy (Dingman) Fiore IC '08, Julia (Little) Loson IC '08, Michael Loson IC '08, Russell Murachver IC '08, Matthew Mantyla IC '08, Ali (Lewinter) Felcher IC '08, Michael Grodzinsky IC '08, Craig Wagner IC '09, Stephanie Leal IC '09, Daniella Goodman IC '09, Jon Roscio IC '08, Matt Ducondi IC '09, Greta (Warren) Walker IC '09, Brad Gold IC '08, Keith Culley IC '07, Odaro Ighodaro IC '08, Joel Felcher IC '08, Evan Miner IC '09, and Chris Cimala IC '09

Tom Applegate

'08, Alumni, Brooklyn, NY

I will be 72 on 1 / 14/ 2018.......am in great health and hope to see many more birthdays in the future.

William R. Goodhue

Alumni, P. O. Box 6337. Delray Beach, Florida. 33482

Mr. David McKeith was the only professor during my years at Ithaca College who expected me and taught me to think about U.S. History. He asked his students what assumptions were made before certain events or decisions. I did not understand then the meaning of an assumption. I had never been asked or expected to think about history, only to regurgitate facts which I studied. During his lectures, he taught his students to think, to analyze history. He will always be remembered for helping me 1:1 during his office hours to develop my way of thinking. He was a wonderful teacher.

Karen J. Ostby

'68, Alumni, Meriden, CT.

Sometimes your best friends from college aren't those you meet while you were at school! Tammy Mayberry and I became fast friends while serving on the Ithaca College Alumni Association Board of Directors together. While I am old enough to have been her uh, babysitter!, we share a love of Ithaca, world peace, the occasional cocktail, democracy, laughing a lot and each other!

Robyn Cooper Henning

'81, Alumni, Nutley, New Jersey

I lived in the towers for three years before moving downtown. The East Tower will forever have a place in my heart. That building, a beacon of lights on the hill, needing A/C, renovations, a good cleaning and some pesticides was where I first learned to be on my own, fall in love, pay a phone bill, share a bathroom with too many girls and start to grow up. Did I mention I had a corner room with a lake view? From my first night on campus until my many visits as an alum, those towers are my welcoming beacon to Ithaca College.

Robyn Cooper Henning

'81, Alumni, Nutley, New Jersey

I am a proud member of the first Ithaca College Master's Degree speech-language pathology and audiology class. We started in the fall of 1966 and we had to demonstrate that we could not only successfully complete our graduate classes but could also conduct research and defend our thesis in front of all speech-language pathology and audiology faculty and students. I know at least three of us did it although it was a struggle for me to write it. It was well worth it. The program has been successful and produces many fine professionals including my wife, Irene.

Steven C. White

'66, Alumni, Rockville, Maryland

From 1973 to 1977, many changes took place. The Vietnam War was still going on, IC had 2 Presidents and amazingly, the U.S. had 3 Presidents during this time period.

Mark Dicker

'77, Alumni, Kings Point, New York

In December of 1974, watching the football team on ABC TV, in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. (Losing to Central Iowa). I never imagined seeing an event like this, on a major network, except for the following year when IC again played for the Division 3 football championship. They may have lost again, but set the standard for the future. (Winning in 1979, 1988, 1991).

Mark Dicker

'77, Alumni, Kings Point, New York

Nine years ago, the IC Women’s Tennis Team won the Empire 8 Championship title during my senior year. I’m proud to have been part of such an amazing group of athletes and I still consider them my family. These connections are truly once-in-a-lifetime friendships.

Natalie Jenereski

'09, Alumni, Ithaca, NY

In 2013 a group of us '88 grads gathered for our 25th Reunion. In the back right of this picture an IC student does the world's best photobomb. Don't know who that student was but if they follow here on fb we want them to know how much we dug that.

Diana J Brodie

'88, Alumni, San Francisco, CA

My wife and I, both Ithaca class of 2007, got married earlier this year (April 29, 2017) and took a picture posing with an IC banner and our fellow classmates at our wedding. The picture includes myself, Adam Heaslip, my wife Erin Keenan, as well as Tiffany DePeralta '07, April Rothblatt '07, Kim Bishop '07, Kerri Long '07, Lauren Filipink '07, Catherine Keenan Albert '10, Meghan Sharkey '10, Lauren Sharkey '07, Dennis Butler '07, Dave Celeste '07, Mike Barss '07, Matt Scholl '07, Kelly Scholl '07, J.T. Dulkerian '07, Mike Barry '07, Kyle Nation '07, Brian McCarthy '07, Mike Schwartz '07, Aaron Arnold '06, Chris Schulman '08, Jeff Murphy '07, Mike Behr '07 and Peter Sharkey '07

Adam Heaslip and Erin Keenan

'07, Alumni, Hoboken, NJ

John Giordano, John Nader, Rob Taub (me) and Bruce Holcomb graduated from IC in 1978. We all served on the student government together and worked as teaching assistants for Professor Marty Brownstein in the Politics Department. On June 7th 2017 Marty flew in from Portland, Oregon and we had a reunion at Volare, a small restaurant in Greenwich Village. A great time was had by all. Giordano and Holcomb paid for dinner.

Robert Taub

'78, Alumni, New York, NY

I will never forget my first day on campus. It was a gloomy overcast day with a light on and off drizzle, by no means a picturesque day in Ithaca. But as soon as I stepped on campus and started my tour, I could feel it deep down inside me, this was the place I needed to be for the next four years. Fast forward four years, I've since graduated and moved on, but I will always keep with me the memories of my home away from home.

Thomas Anania

'17, Alumni, Tampa, FL

IC Theatre arts alumni, from left to right, Joe Aaron Reid ‘05, Aaron Tveit ‘05, and McCaela Donovan ‘05 got together for a picnic in Central Park last summer. Most recently, Aaron appeared as Danny Zuko in Fox’s “Grease: Live," Joe appeared as Curtis Taylor Jr. in “Dreamgirls” in London, and McCaela is assistant director of the School of Theatre at Boston University.

Theatre Bonds Stay Strong

'05, Alumni, New York City, NY

IC professor Matthew C. Sullivan’s work with superconductors and levitation has captivated YouTube audiences, undergraduate research assistants, and even Stephen Colbert. But his work goes far beyond entertainment. He is working to unlock the game-changing potential of superconductivity for energy transmission, transportation, and recreation.

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Creating a ‘Super’ Future

Current faculty, Ithaca, NY

The Dad Vail Regatta, the largest collegiate regatta in the United States, shared this photo of the Ithaca Men’s Rowing in 1975.

Men’s Rowing

Alumni, Ithaca, NY

Jan Singer’s ’86, is the current CEO of Victoria’s Secret, and former executive at Chanel, Prada, Nike, Reebok, and Spanx. Her “passionate curiosity” is what drove her career as she recognized that human behavior – internal and external to each company – was the route to producing incredible results. Jan earned her success through unconventional means, beginning as a secretary and working her way up through a stroke of luck and unstoppable drive.

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A Fashion CEO’s Journey to the Top

Alumni, New York City, NY

Marlo Schermerhorn ’31 and Cleta Dromgoole’s ’30 first “hello” on a downtown street in 1928 was the beginning of a lifelong love story. They have since passed away – Cleta in 2014 at the age of 103, and Marlo in 2015 at the age of 105 – but since first crossing paths, they celebrated 80 years of marriage, successful careers as music teachers, and global exploration by each others’ side.

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A Love for the Ages

Alumni, Lancaster, NY

When Thomas Padula '15 needed a last-minute place to stay in New York City while interning at Mission Athletecare, founder Mark French '97 let him stay in his own home. "It wasn’t a question of if I would help him. It was how I would help,” Mark said. He then mentored Padula and taught him how to network and make connections. This networking led to him getting his first job out of college – at Madison Square Garden. And it all started when Mark came to speak in one of Thomas's business classes at IC.

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Nothing but Networking

Alumni, New York City, NY

In 1968 Roberta Peters and Marian Anderson, both world-famous opera singers, received honorary doctorates.

Roberta Peters and Marian Anderson

Ithaca, NY

Thirty-four years ago, science fiction author Isaac Asimov spoke at IC's graduation. He predicted a world where home computers would have access to “world knowledge banks” and that it would be possible for humans to learn anything they wanted from their own homes at their own convenience. A prediction not far off from our world today! Click Read More below to view a full transcript of the article.

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Asimov Predicts the Future

Ithaca, NY

Students and professors in the School of Humanities and Sciences and the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance have developed the WeeBot, a device to help children with disabilities become more mobile. Children who cannot crawl or walk independently often lack motivation and self-confidence when socializing. Kids with mobility impairments often cannot use a wheelchair until they’re two years of age, but by using the WeeBot (a Wii balance board, a robot and sonar) infants as young as five months old can maneuver around a room and benefit from the development that comes with independent mobility.

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Tots on Bots

Current student, Ithaca, NY

After being rear-ended in a minor collision, Jessica Schwartz '05 felt hazy and had focused pain in her skull. She was told to take a week off from work to rest completely, but was not able to return until 14 months later due to complications with balance, vision, head, neck and shoulder pain, short-term memory loss, self expression, and depression. Her difficult journey back to a place of normality motivated her to create a concussion education program for healthcare professionals to dispel the misconceptions and lack of information available regarding concussion treatment and management.

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Jessica Schwartz

'05, Alumni, New York City, NY

What began in 1928 as a theatrical revue of music, dancing and skits in an effort to raise funds, grew to be a full-length musical and 40-year long tradition at Ithaca College. Alumni from throughout that period recollect fondly on their part in script writing, scoring, choreographing, casting, directing, producing or orchestrating original shows in a way that brought them closer to their classmates and deeply influenced their future careers.

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Scampers

Alumni, Ithaca, NY

With an absentee immigrant father, Ricardo Gomez-Perez ’14 and Alex Gomez-Perez ’15, M.S. ’17 were left to fend for themselves against the pull of Brentwood gangs. Fortunately, two IC alumni intervened. Carlos Restrepo ’02 and KC Beach ’05 saw their own personal experiences and lack of male guidance mirrored in the young men, and decided to become figures in the boys’ lives. The chain of mentors began with Bob Panariello ’86, who influenced Carlos and KC through wrestling, who, along with their high school coach, Ralph Napolitano, guided Ricardo and Alex through high school wrestling, Ithaca College, and beyond.

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The Brentwood Boys

Alumni, Islip, NY

The Bomber trio: David Kinyon, Tom Leone, and Jeff Taylor ’86 recreate a graduation picture 28 years later in this photo from 2014!

David Kinyon, Tom Leone, and Jeff Taylor

'86, Alumni, Westport, CT

Stephanie tagged Ithaca College in this pic she posted to Instagram in early 2017 from Waikiki, Hawaii. She and Alex first met in 2006, when they both lived in Terrace 9.

Stephanie Segovia and Alex Teece

'08, Alumni, San Francisco

An eight-year-old informing someone that he’s afraid to get on a horse isn’t necessarily extraordinary. But when it happened during a therapy program for children with autism, speech-language pathologist Tina Caswell, a Professor in the Department of Speech-language Pathology and Audiology, considered it a breakthrough. The boy, who was nonverbal, interacted with her by using an iPad with a speech-generating application. Through horseback riding and iPads, Tina proves that just because they are non verbal, does not mean they they do not have anything to share.

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Tina Caswell

Current faculty, Ithaca, NY

Despite anxiety being the most common mental illness in the U.S., the current medications have a lot of side effects due to lack of specificity. Ian Woods, a Professor in IC’s Department of Biology, is looking to decrease side effects through a targeted approach. With the help of student researchers, Ian studies how zebra fish react to anxiety triggers in hopes of finding better treatments for the human brain.

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Ian Woods

Current faculty, Ithaca, NY

When Alex Moore ’07 signed up for a “Proposals, Grants, and Reports” course with professor Patricia Spencer, he never would have expected the impact it would have on his career. After being inspired by the required reading “Begging for Change,” he emailed the author and founder of DC Central Kitchen and asked for an internship. This was the beginning of an incredible career in fundraising at DCCK and a full circle moment for Alex as his book “The Food Fighters” became a required text for Spencer’s class. "I'm still loving life at DCCK after all these years," he said.

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Alex Moore

'07, Alumni, Washington, DC

In the summer of 2014 a tractor-trailer slammed into Simeon’s restaurant in the Ithaca Commons, killing bartender Amanda Bush and injuring seven others. In quick response to the tragedy, Deb Mohlenhoff ’92 organized a benefit in the following month raising nearly $10,000. This is only one example of her deep philanthropic routes and commitment to acting as a community leader in the volunteer sector.

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Deb Mohlenhoff

'92, Alumni, Ithaca, NY

Stu Shapiro ’75 and Debbie Fersh Shapiro ’73 have been married over 25 years. But what makes their love story truly extraordinary is how long it took them to get together in the first place. Though Stu knew who Debbie was when they were students at IC, they didn’t go on their first date until many years after they’d graduated. All it took was time, some courage, and a cocktail napkin.

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A Love Worth Waiting For

Alumni, Boca Raton, FL

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Ryan Bouricius

'17, Alumni, Boulder, CO

Unless you’re in the garden pest control industry, it might seem bizarre to build your career around slugs. Yet biology professor Andy Smith has done just that. While some see the slug as a gross invertebrate with a trail of goo behind it, he sees a creature with fascinating and unique adaptations that could lead to major improvements in the medical field, specifically surgical glues.

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Andrew Smith

Current faculty, Ithaca, NY

When mutations made to RNA polymerase did not yield any results, Professor of Biology Maki Inada, was disappointed – that is until she noticed an unexpected change in something else. Not only did her surprise finding about gene expression increase our understanding of the aging process for the research community, but it taught her students to be open-minded because unexpected results may lead to something great.

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Maki Inada

Current faculty, Ithaca, NY

A NASA mission to the asteroid 101955 Bennu was launched in September 2016, and IC professor Beth Ellen Clark will oversee the spectroscopy experiments on board the spacecraft set to reach its target in Fall 2018. Data from the mission will help determine the composition and thermophysical properties of the asteroid and shed light on questions about the origin of life on Earth and the formation of our solar system — all by returning a 60-2,000 gram sample to Earth in 2023. One of the experiments will also help predict whether Bennu will collide with Earth in the next century.

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Beth Ellen Clark Joseph

Current faculty, Ithaca, NY

Words that I write will become a part of the Marvel universe, and to me, that’s awesome. I’ve been reading comics my whole life, and everything that I do on Agent Carter becomes a part of that billion-dollar world.

Brandon Easton

'97, Alumni, Los Angeles, California