Class of 1970
Randall Solomon (B.A.) has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio to chair the state’s Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure. He has served on the commission for five years and has chaired its Rules of Evidence subcommittee for the past three years. Solomon is a trial lawyer for Baker Hostetler who concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation and in the defense of mass toxic tort cases.
Class of 1977
Sharon Haas (M.Ed.) has been promoted to the position of outsource accounting specialist at Clark Schaefer Hackett accounting firm.
Class of 1981
Jerry Tritle (B.A. ’81, M.B.A. ’83) is vice president of Peerless Technologies Corporation. He has 30 years of government and industry acquisition and engineering experience, working on mission-critical aeronautical, space and missile, and information technology programs. He teaches public speaking and is an oral presentation and sales expert. Tritle received a Master of Divinity from Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is active in his church, the Dayton–Wright Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, and the Wright State University Alumni Association.
Class of 1982
Christopher Danis (M.D.) was named president and CEO of Health Specialists of Dayton, Inc. Danis is responsible for leading the strategic direction and daily management of the physicians group. He has more than 20 years of medical and management experience with the Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons Inc. of Dayton, as its former managing physician and president.
Dennis Mullins (B.S.B.) has been named a senior portfolio manager for U.S. Bank’s Institutional Asset Management Group. Mullins is responsible for providing customized investment solutions for U.S. Bank Institutional Trust & Custody clients, making use of strategic and tactical asset allocation, income and growth strategies, including equities, fixed income, commodities and real estate, and both traditional and alternative investments.
Rose (Romanick) Plummer (B.S.B., ’89 M.B.A.) was promoted to CFO at Projects Unlimited, Inc., in Dayton, Ohio. Projects Unlimited, Inc., is a contract manufacturer for the electronics industry, focusing mainly on the aerospace and defense market. Plummer holds an active CPA license in the State of Ohio and is member of the Ohio Society of CPAs. She joined Projects Unlimited as a controller in June 2006.
Shernaz Reporter (B.A.) served as HIV program manager at the Greene County Combined Health District for the four-county area until 2011. Reporter is currently working on a special grant with three area universities to target HIV risks.
Class of 1985
Swadeep Nigam (M.B.A., ’86 M.S.) was appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval to the State of Nevada’s Equal Rights Commission. Nigam has worked for the Las Vegas Water District for 20 years. Prior to that, he was a financial manager for a national home health care company. Nigam has over 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, economics, and investment management. Along with his regular volunteer work with numerous organizations, he established a scholarship program at the Nevada Policy Research Institute for graduating high school students in Clark County.
Oluseyi Senu-Oke (M.D.) was appointed by Delaware Governor Jack Markel to serve on the Delaware Health Information Network Board. He is also serving a third term on the Delaware Board of Medical Practice.
Class of 1986
Cheryl Davis (B.S.) has been chosen as the new plant manager for The Timken Company plant in Pulaski, Tennessee. The Timken Company provides innovative friction management and power transmission products and services. Davis has been employed at Timkin since 1990, where she has held several positions in engineering, quality, metallurgy, and manufacturing. Prior to the current appointment, Davis served as plant manager of Timken’s Altavista plant in Virginia.
Class of 1988
Lisa Stabler (M.S.) was elected president of the Pueblo, Colorado-based Transportation Technology Center, Inc., effective Oct. 7. Stabler has been vice president of operations and training for TTCI since arriving from the BNSF Railway, where she was assistant vice president of quality and reliability engineering. While at BNSF Railway, she chaired the Advanced Technology Safety Initiative Program, the industry-wide initiative that redefined the way that freight car maintenance is performed. She was also director of marketing, planning, and administration at Delphi Corp. in Dayton, Ohio.
Class of 1989
Nancy Brown Diggs (M.Hum.) wrote Hidden in the Heartland: The New Wave of Immigrants and the Challenge to America, published by Michigan State University Press.
Class of 1991
Scarlett Rains (B.A.) released Promises of the Heart and Seduction of a Bluestocking, the first two books in her “Sisters of the Heart” historical romance series. Both books are now available in Kindle and print form. ARTEMIS Books plans to release the third book of the series, Betrayals of the Heart, in fall 2011.
Class of 1994
Yvette Kelly-Fields (B.S.) was hired as executive director of Updayton. Kelly-Fields has leadership experience in fundraising, project management, and event planning.
Class of 1998
Erika A. Smith-Goodwin, Ph.D., ATC (M.A.) was named the interim vice president of academic affairs/dean of the faculty at Wilmington College. Goodwin currently serves as the associate vice president for academic affairs and is also a tenured professor of athletic training for Wilmington College.
Class of 1999
Angela Yake (B.S.B.) is one of 65 fellows selected for the inaugural class of the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship. Yake received a $30,000 stipend to complete a special intensive master’s program at the University of Cincinnati. Every fellow makes a commitment to teach for at least three years in a high-need urban or rural school in the state of Ohio.
Class of 2000
Tyffani Monford Dent (Psy.D.) wrote Girls Got Issues: A Woman’s Guide to Self-Discovery and Healing, a self-awareness book assisting women in defining the issues they face, why the issues exist, and how to move beyond them.
Class of 2002
Michael Altvater (B.A.) has joined Stark & Knoll as an associate in the Akron, Ohio, law firm’s Litigation and Employment Group. He is a graduate of The University of Akron School of Law.
Class of 2003
Sarah Hackenbracht (B.A.) serves as the vice president of public policy for the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA). In this capacity, she works closely with the president and CEO on a number of local, state, and federal public policy issues that impact the region’s hospitals. Hackenbracht manages the Ethics Consortium, Human Resources Directors Committee, and Public Affairs Committee, as well as the GDAHA website. She also coordinates the organization’s communications to member hospitals and their employees through grassroots advocacy and social media.
Class of 2004
Singer/songwriter Leslie Irene Benson (B.A.) is part of a new “piano pop cabaret” group called Irene & Reed. The group recently released its first album, Closer to Home. A former editor for The Guardian at Wright State, Benson graduated with a B.A. in English.
Class of 2005
Aaron M. Schmid (B.M.), a Navy seaman, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. During the eight-week program, Schmid completed training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.
Kevin St. John (B.S.B.) is executive director of Wright Nursing and Rehabilitation in Fairborn, Ohio. A Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, he has managed long-term care facilities in Celina, Ohio, and Columbus, Ohio.
Nick Verina (B.F.A.) sang the national anthem at a Washington Nationals Major League Baseball game. Verina was featured in the recent production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at the Washington, D.C. Kennedy Center. He portrayed “Young Ben” opposite Bernadette Peters and Elaine Page. Verina and the entire production are moving to Broadway with an opening date scheduled for early September. He has also performed in the New York production of Forbidden Broadway: SVU and the national tour of Grease.
Class of 2007
Kiran George (Ph.D.) is an assistant professor of computer engineering at California State University, Fullerton.
Brian Lawrence (B.S.B.) has been promoted to the position manager accountant at Clark Schaefer Hackett accounting firm.
Class of 2008
Stephanie Jergens (B.S.B., M.Acc. ’09) has been promoted to the position senior accountant at Clark Schaefer Hackett accounting firm.
Class of 2009
Dustin Tobe (B.S.B., M.Acc. ’10) has been promoted to the position staff level II accountant at Clark Schaefer Hackett accounting firm.
Class of 2010
Nick Camilleri (B.S.) competed for Malta in the Games of the Small States of Europe and advanced into the quarterfinals of the tennis singles competition before falling to Benjamin Ballaret of Monaco. In doubles, Camilleri partnered with Matthew Asciak to win a bronze medal for Malta, giving the country its first medal in men’s tennis in five editions of the games.
Sam Phu (B.A.) completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. The eight-week program included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations,” an exercise that gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.
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