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The Viking Voice - March 2020

2012
Thomas Sheil

I started a dating and social media site for adults who have Autism and Aspergers called Uneepi.  What sets Uneepi apart from all dating sites, especially those with people on the spectrum, is our coaching.  It’s designed to help people who need help with meeting new people or getting ready for a date, how to date and everything else that deals with dating.  I was wondering if you could help us out by either promoting us online or if you have any organizations that you think might be a good fit for us.  Thanks!

 

The Viking Voice - January 2020

1959
Ben Mathews

I moved
to Fernandina Beach Florida this year, with my wife Sunny. I work as a Professor at the University of Maryland, On Line Classroom, teaching accounting.  I recently passed the course of study, and exam to be Certified as a Forensic Accountant. along with my CPA. I still operate my accounting firm, mostly on a part time basis; except for the tax season. My kindest regards to all at WCC, and my classmates from 60 years ago. Best regards, Ben Mathews, CPA -CFA

 
1978
Richard Cirulli

I am a former  graduate of WCC (Class of 1978) and have also taught  business courses in the past at WCC. Now retired after a successful career as  a senior corporate executive; I am spending my time as an author, columnist, playwright, and producer. Since my retirement I have written two books that are available through Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and e books. I have also written four original plays addressing the issue of mental health that have been performed off Broadway. My troupe the Demitasse Players  is a  501 (C) (3) charity. My troupe presents plays to help educate society about mental illness and  and its taboos.  I will refer you to my website www.demitasseplayers.com.  I would be most honored if the Alumni Association would  post this on  the Alumnews . My dedicated troupe and I would be most grateful for this since we all work Pro Bono in our mission to assist humanity in distress. We need to spread the word!

 

1983
CindyArgiento

I am honored and excited my play, If That's Not Cheating, Then What Is? was chosen for the 20/20 Greensboro Fringe Festival. The festival showcases new and upcoming artists. My play asks the question - what is cheating? Do you think it's just the physical act? Do you think an emotional affair is cheating? Which do you think is worse? To read more and contact me, visit: www.cindyargiento.com

 

1988
Joanne Bischofsberger (Verde)

After getting married and starting a family (we have 3 wonderful sons) I went back to school to get my Bachelor's and then my Master's degree in psychology from Kaplan University (now Purdue Global) with emphasis on Applied behavior analysis. I currently work at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health as a clinician and I love it.

 

2015
Rachel Flamm
I am currently studying sociology at Manhattanville college and I graduate in 2021! I recently wrote a thesis about disability studies in different countries

2017
Vincent Desantola

The ranks of the Carmel Police Department continue to grow as Vincent Desantola, sworn in last week, is expected to hit the streets next spring after graduation from the police academy in Westchester County this coming May. Desantola,24 years old, was sworn in by Supervisor Ken Schmitt at the Town Board’s Jan. 2 reorganizational meeting.   Desantola is from Wappingers Falls and is a graduate of Roy C. Ketchum High School. He attended Westchester Community College in Valhalla and Marist College in Poughkeepsie where he continues to work toward a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Desantola said his inspiration to go into law enforcement was his father, who was a police officer for 30 years in Mount Vernon.

“I watched him put on the uniform every day my whole life,” he said. “I have always admired the uniform and the duties that a police officer has.”


 

The Viking Voice - December 2019
2013
Kevin Nadler

Kevin Nadler of Carmel, NY joins D&B Engineers and Architects as an engineering technician. Kevin holds an A.S. in Engineering Science from SUNY Westchester Community College and was previously a CAD drafter for Pawling Corporation in Valhalla, NY. D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C., is a leading engineering and consulting organization in environmental engineering, science and architecture. The firm, headquartered in Woodbury, NY was founded in 1965.  D&B President Steven A. Fangmann, commented, “D&B is continuously seeking the best and the brightest talents. Our new employees bring their expertise and experience in the public and private sectors to D&B’s client roster where they can help expedite projects of all sizes…on budget and on time.”


 

The Viking Voice - November 2019

2013

Maddie Cheatham-Walker

My foundation Pamela's Big Heart Foundation hosted it's second Annual #Supplies4Kids event on September 6th 2019, I myself earn the honor of Yonkers Resident of the Month in April and received my own day as well as a Proclamation from Mayor Mike Spano. Founded Yonkers Peace March Association, monthly Peace Walks and Luncheons hosted in Yonkers.

 

 

 

The Viking Voice - October 2019
1983
Cindy D'Ambroso - Argiento
Cindy Argiento can now add playwright to her bio as writer, storyteller and speaker. Her first play, Stanley and Alice, a comedy, debuted in March at ARTC theater in Winston Salem, NC. Audiences came to love the Whitman's as they followed then during the span of a typical (not) day filled with laughter. Cindy has more Stanley stories to tell and is looking to tell them on other stages. If interested and to find out more, contact Cindy at cargiento@aol.com. To read a news story on the opening of her play in march, click on Alice and Stanley .

 

The Viking Voice - September 2019

1968/1969
Gary Cotter/Sharon Gregory
Colucci/Marion Lepore Lynch

Gary writes: “Sharon Gregory Colucci (‘69) and I are permanently engaged and happily retired in the Tampa Bay Area. We would love to connect with fellow alums from our era. Marion Lepore Lynch (‘69) and her husband Mike are buying a home literally 50 yards from ours, so we will have “old” friends to hang with!”



 

1969 
Randall Kolb 
Ron is a graduate of the food and nutrition program at WCC. He is currently retired and living in Anderson, SC with his wife of 48 years. They have two children and three grandchildren. The oldest grandson starts college this fall. During his career, he worked for Pan Am, Marriott and Eurest, among others, he ultimately moved to SC to work for Erskine College, cooking in their kitchens. He unfortunately missed his class’ 50th anniversary celebration, but acknowledges the roll WCC had in his life.

1977
Lou Dorio
I authored a book which was just recently published. It’s a Crime Fiction from an actual case I worked while with the Harrison NY Police Department. The book is called “Murder Finds the Suburbs” and it’s published through Outskirts Press. www.outskirtspress.com/murderfindsthesuburbs.I currently teach criminal justice here at WCC and have been doing so on and off since 1992.

 

 

Patricia (Tamburino) & Phil O’Sullivan
I have been married to Phil (‘77) for almost 38 years. We have two children and three beautiful grandchildren. Phil graduated from Columbia University in 1979 with a degree in Psychology. I got my undergraduate degree from Adelphi University and began teaching Special Education through the New York City Teaching Fellows Program. I teach students with autism and couldn’t be more proud to be doing what I do every day. My husband is the administrator of an adult day program for severely mentally ill adults. In addition, he has a private therapy practice in our town. As they say, “Life is (hectic but) good!” We couldn’t agree more!


The Viking Voice - April 2019

2008
Brendan Joseph Rivera
Brendan Joseph Rivera was married to Caroline Ann McMahon on June 1at the Bowery Hotel in New York. Brendan is an audio technician in Brooklyn for Crossley Acoustics. Caroline is an associate specializing in litigation and trial practice in the Manhattan office of Latham & Watkins, a law firm based in Los Angeles. She graduated from Pace University and received a law degree from Northwestern.

 

 

The Viking Voice - March 2019
1971
Donna Gataletto
In 2015 Donna published her first book entitled You Guys are Good - for Girls!: One Woman's Musical Breakthrough in a Male-Dominated World. The book chronicles Donna’s musical journey beginning with her first acoustic guitar. That instrument proved to unlock a life-long love of music as a musician and songwriter.
Armed with her first electric guitar at thirteen, Donna put together her first band and started performing in her native New Rochelle, NY. Throughout her teen years and beyond, she continued to have bands gigging most weekends. She even brought her band to perform for her speech class while attending WCC. In the mid-1970s, she left her day job and pursued her dream of playing music full-time, traveling the United States with her band La Femme. Donna’s book can be found on several on-line venues including her publisher’s website: www.gegensatzpress.com/donna.
In 2010 Donna’s group, Tuesday Night Vision, released their first CD entitled confusion, which features several of her original songs. One of the songs, co-written with Jean-Marc Berne is about what happened on 9/11 entitled After the Rain. The song captures the feelings of shock and sorrow of that day along with hope for the future.
Donna has lived in Central New York for the past 18 years with her life partner, Lisa. In 2013 she retired from SUNY Upstate where she worked as an administrative assistant in the Medical Alumni Office. Today, Donna continues to write music and perform with her band ECHO.

 

The Viking Voice - February 2019
1980
Ronald Nixon, Sr.
Ronald finished all of his requirements to be a life coach and received his official certification. He is currently enrolled in the advance life coaching certification program and received his official certification in January. He also finished creating his own online life coaching course to teach his clients how to have a balanced and successful life.

 

 

 

The Viking Voice - December 2018