2018 Alumni of Distinction Honorees

The 2018 SUNY Oneonta Alumni of Distinction Presentation of Honors were held on Friday, September 28 in the Hunt College Union Ballroom. Alumni of Distinction Honoree and Emmy Award winner Greg Floyd '80, Co-anchor/News Broadcaster at CBS 6, Albany, NY served as Master of Ceremonies with student performances from Hooked on Tonics and the English Choral Experience Singers. Musical entertainment was provided by local area band, Blues Maneuver.

Our newest honorees are listed below. The full Alumni of Distinction honor roll can be viewed here.

Seth Crystall ’80
Senior Credit Analyst
Acuris

Lori Currier-Woods ’79
Family Court Judge & Acting Supreme Court Judge
Orange County Family Court

William Derrenbacher ’66
Retired Director of Professional Services
Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri)

Roy Freiman ’81
Assemblyman
New Jersey General Assembly
16th District (D)

James Gold ’68
Retired Director 
Bureau of Historic Sites, New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Marion Groetch ’84
Director of Nutrition, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Brian Katz ’72
Environmental Consultant
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Larry Klebanoff ’89
Founder/Senior Partner
League Collegiate Wear

John Lambrech ’93
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
W Capital Partners

William Lapenta ’83
Director
NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction

Barbara O’Neill ’74
Specialist in Financial Resource Management
Distinguished Professor
Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Sarah Pharaon ’15
Senior Director
International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

Evan Rakowski ’05
Founder and Principal
Radical Spark

Alan Rubin ’93
Owner & President
A&D Transport Services Inc.

Gregory Schem ’78
Chief Executive Officer
Harbor Real Estate LP

Andreas Schonherr ’92
Freelancer/Head of Foreign Language Training
Makotech Ltd.

Denise Sheehan ’86
Executive Vice President
Capitol Hill Management Services

Gretchen Sorin ’75
Director/Distinguished Service Professor of Museum Studies
Cooperstown Graduate Program, SUNY Oneonta

Robert Waite ’72
Research Historian
Memorial Site for German Resistance

Susan Weiner ’81
Certified Diabetes Educator, Speaker & Author 
Susan Weiner Nutrition, PLLC

Paula Wilson ’72
President & Chief Executive Officer
Joint Commission Resources/International

Barry Ziman ’84
Director of State Affairs
College of American Pathologists