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Updates and Accomplishments

Jennifer Lopez Link
Bachelor of Science, 2007

Celebrating 10 years in August as adjunct faculty for the Physical Education and Recreation department at Oakland Community College teaching modern dance, ballet, jazz, yoga, group exercise/fitness and neuromuscular relaxation stress management classes. As a CFPCA Dance alum, she has definitely put her program studies to good use and attributes success to the experiences she has had with the incredible faculty she studied under such as Eva Powers, Linda Simmons, Diana Mileski, Betty Mawhinney, Kelly Gottesman, Doug Risner, Elishka Mayer and Barb Selinger.

Ted Halbritter Link

Past- president of Mich Funeral Directors Assn, Niles Community Board of Education, Spectrum- Lakeland Health Foundation, S.W. Michigan Economic Growth Alliance & Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce

Amanda Masha Link
BS in Mechanical Engineering, 2022

I am working as a systems engineer and am contributing to the software used to collect and distribute data from weather satellites. I work with NASA and NOAAA to make sure the data is consistently available to predict hurricanes, forest fires, tornadoes, etc. This is an amazing opportunity for me to be a part of a mission that impacts people’s daily lives as well as be a part of the latest space technology.

Peter Letzmann Link

Peter Letzmann (BA '69) has been elected President of Scenic Michigan, a non-profit that promotes the scenic beauty of Michigan.

In Celebration

Floyd Rumohr Link
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1985

City & State’s Brooklyn Power 100 – written in partnership with journalist Aaron Short – tracks the rising and falling fortunes of the borough’s most politically powerful figures, including government officials, business executives, nonprofit leaders, activists, advocates and academics. Floyd Rumohr, CEO, Brooklyn Community Pride Center was recognized on July 13, 2022 among the honorees. More information: https://www.cityandstateny.com/power-lists/2022/07/2022-brooklyn-power-100/373945/

Floyd Rumohr Link
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1985

Floyd Rumohr received a Power Professionals Award from Schneps Media on May 20, 2022 at The Mansion at Oyster Bay and an LGBTQ+ Power Professional Award from AMNY Metro, PoliticsNY, and Gay City News on June 29, 2022. Pictured: Rumohr with fellow honoree, Teresa Gonzalez.

In Memoriam

Bernard Gillis Link

Mr. Bernard T. Gillis passed away on July 11, 2022. He graduated from the College of Liberal Arts and Science in 1956 with a PHD in Chemistry.

Alexander Serafyn B.A. M.B.A. Link

Dr. Alexander J. Serafyn passed away March 24, 2022, at the age of 91. A former automotive executive with the Ford Motor Company, Dr. Serafyn was named Distinguished Alumnus for 1995 by the WSU School of Business Administration. He received both his B.A. (1954) and his M.B.A. (1960) from WSU. In 1983 he received a Ph.D. from Kensington University. In addition to being professionally active, Dr. Serafyn remained involved with WSU, was a member of WSU's Anthony Wayne Society, and a generous supporter of other institutions and causes. Eternal memory.