The Hajim School Visiting Committee
(Braden Adcock '15 of MechE explains his team's project to Andrew Bosco of the Hajim School Visiting Committee at the school's Design Day poster session.)
The 34 members of the Hajim School Visiting Committee meet in fall and spring to hear what's new at the school, give their feedback, and then spread the news. As with the Dean's Advisory Committee, the Visiting Committee is a way to engage alumni. Members host events in their homes, for example, "helping to open doors for other alumni" to become involved, says Eric Brandt. They also interact with students through Skype events and other activities.
Dean Rob Clark, who increased membership from about a dozen when he arrived at the school, would like to see its membership increase even more.
In addition to the input members provide on curriculum and other programs, the Visiting Committee "is a big part of building our Hajim community to support our fundraising activities," says Clark. All of the Visiting Committee members are themselves members of the George Eastman Circle. For more information about the committee, contact Eric Brandt.
Current members are:
Edward Ackley ’53, ’64 (MS), retired, president, Filter Store Plus.
Andrew Bosco ’91, ’96 (MS), chief engineer, General Motors Corporation.
Xiangdong Cao '91 (MS) '95 (PhD), chief system architect, T-Networks
Peter Carellas ’83, ’89 (MS), president and CEO, Xcitex, Inc.
Pamela Crocker ’86, senior patent counsel, The Vanguard Group, Inc.
Haley Davis '91, manager of databases, Invesco. Ltd.
Earl Dowell, chair and professor of mechanical engineering, Duke University.
Carol Duquette '85, '03 (MBA), vice president of design services/store maintenance, Wegmans Food Markets
Pandeli Durbetaki ’54 (MS), professor emeritus, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Cindy Feinberg ’00, professional engineer and partner, Jacob Feinberg Katz & Michaeli Consulting Group LLC.
Donald Golini '86, part time lecturer, University of Rochester
Jeff Hawthorne '90 (MS), president, Uni-Pixel
George Landberg ’61, ’64 (MS), senior advisor, Scott-Macon; retired president and CEO, Drexel Industries, Inc.
Joseph Marron ’81, ’83 (MS), ’85 (PhD), principal fellow, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems.
Theodore Miller '62, '67 (MS), president, M4 Enterprises
G. Michael Morris, CEO, Apollo Optical Systems, Inc.
Faisal Nisar ’96, partner, Baker Capital.
Mark Palvino ’85, former president and general manager, Rev Chain Solutions.
Jeffrey Parker ’87, vice president and general manager, Newport Corporation.
Tom Parker '92, senior product manager, Levono
Richard Passmore ’89, senior director operations, Glenn Springs Holdings, Inc.
Michael Pavia ’87, co-founder and president, Sydor Instruments.
Richard Plympton ’87, ’99 (MBA), CEO, Optimax Systems.
Francis Price ’74, ’75 (MBA), CEO, Hybrid Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies, LLC, voting trustee.
Stanley Refermat ’67 (MS), ’80 (MBA), consulting engineer, Albin Engineering.
Richard Rice ’65, director, project development, MJ Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C.
Richard Schwartz ’63, ’66 (MS), retired optical engineer, Xerox.
Mario Simpson ’99, systems engineer, Avid Technology Professionals.
Saurabh Pratap Singh '96, executive director of commodities, Morgan Stanley
Thomas Sloan ’65, ’67 (MS), chairman, Bank of North Carolina, voting trustee.
Linda Ann Smith ’89, president, founder and principal, Ceres Technology Advisors.
Charles Stewart ’97 (MBA), independent consultant.
Alan Wertheimer ’68, ’74 (PhD), consultant, retired optical systems engineer, ITT.
Michele Weslander-Quaid '94, chief technology officer (federal), Google, Inc.
(Below, Visiting Committee member G. Michael Morris talks with senior Changchen Chen of Optics at the Hajim School 2015 Design Day poster session.)