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Homecoming Weekend will bring back the best
Sunday, October 15, 2006


Andrea Romano


David Salamone


Rocco Piscatello

Andrea has been casting and directing voices in animated films for 20 years and has won seven Emmys. She is the casting and voice director for three Warner Brothers productions as well as Sony Animation’s “Boondocks” on Cartoon Network.
David is director of post-production at Home Box Office, managing 26 post-production environments, and 31 editors, mixers, digitizing coordinators and encoders and other staff. He has won numerous awards for editing.
Founder of Piscatello Design Centre in New York, Rocco is the graphic designer of The Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park, Manhattan. On that project he structured a vast amount of data into an understandable context for the architect’s vision.
The Alumni Association will honor three stellar graduates this weekend, as Fredonia celebrates its annual Homecoming Weekend. (See the complete calendar of events on the Alumni Website).

Three recipients of the Outstanding Achievement Award will be feted at a lunch Saturday in the Williams Center. They are Rocco Piscatello ‘90 (graphic design), Andrea Romano '77 (theatre arts), and David Salamone ’79 (Interdisciplinary Studies – Radio and Television). Read more about them.

Communication celebrates 20th anniversary

The Communication Department kicks off its 25th anniversary on Friday with a panel discussion on careers by some stellar alumni in the afternoon, and a reception following. The department, its former faculty, current students and alumni will continue to celebrate throughout Saturday, capping their memory-building weekend with a light buffet dinner in Reed Library and a benefit concert by the TRIPJACKS, (American roots music). Professor Emeritus John Malcolm, ’61 and Linda Malcolm ’60 are sponsoring the evening. Alumnus Charles Fisher ’62 and former Professor Emeritus and singer/songwriter Dan Berggren will be appearing. Tickets are $20 and available through the Alumni Office (673-3553).

Other highlights of Homecoming ‘06:

Athletic Hall of Fame Awards Banquet: Saturday, 6 p.m., University Commons. Honored this year are Joseph Caso '97 (baseball), Todd Grady '99 (track), Kristi (Buntich) Wiley ‘93 (soccer), and former coach (both soccer and baseball), professor, and Athletic Director, Thomas Prevet. Advance reservations are strongly recommended (call 673-3553).

“Preserve Your Wealth” Seminar: Saturday, 10 a.m. in the Pucci Room (Williams Center). This is a free, informative seminar for alumni and others sponsored by the Fredonia College Foundation. Call the Alumni Office at 673-3553 to attend.

Fredonia Reunion Jazz Ensemble: Friday, 8 p.m., King Concert Hall. Free.

The highly anticipated School of Music Alumni Concert: Saturday, 3 p.m., King Concert Hall. This concert will be dedicated to the memory of Lois V. Harp.

Fredonia Wind Ensemble Concert: Saturday, 8 p.m., King Concert Hall; directed by School of Music Professor Paula Holcomb, featuring special guest artists Larry Combs and Julie DeRoche.

Fred Ruterbusch ’77 Memorial 5K and Fun Run: starts Saturday at 11 a.m. Former Track Coach Jim Ulrich is returning to campus from his home in Florida to act as Honorary Chairperson. For more info call Nolan Swanson 673-3700.

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