ALUMNI MAKING NEWS
Mitch Pearlstein '70, founder and president of the Center of the American Experiment, wrote From Family Collapse to America's Decline: The Educational, Economic, and Social Costs of Family Fragmentation (R&L Education, 2011). Pearlstein writes that very high rates of family fragmentation in the United States hinder learning in very large numbers of students. This damages the country economically by making Americans less competitive in the worldwide marketplace. The result is deepening class divisions. Harvard University's Paul Peterson says not since the 1965 "Moynihan Report," has anyone written about the "devastating social consequences of single-parent families" so "frankly, so soberly, so reasonably, or so persuasively." Learn more at americanexperiment.org.
David Freeman '79 is founder of the David Freeman Consulting Group, which was named "Best Law Firm Business Development and Coaching Service Provider" in a national survey of lawyers and other legal industry personnel conducted by National Law Journal.
Marcy Morgenbesser '81, licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW), was promoted to director of behavioral health at Network Health, a Massachusetts health plan that provides access to high-quality healthcare for more than 200,000 Massachusetts residents with low and moderate incomes. In this role, Morgenbesser oversees Network Health's behavioral health utilization review, utilization management aftercare and transitions-of-care programs. She lives in Sudbury, Mass.
Regina M. Clark '82 published her fourth book,101 Ways to Get Fit by 50 (Clark Training & Development, 2012). Inspired by a milestone birthday, Clark recommitted herself to a healthy lifestyle and set a goal to get fit by 50. In sharing her story, Clark demonstrates how a busy, working mom can redefine her lifestyle to focus on keeping fit. The book also includes many suggestions for launching a corporate wellness program. See more information at clarktraininganddevelopment.com.
Steven A. Wolf '88 was promoted to executive director of Capstone Advisory Group, LLC. He was a member of the firm's litigation, forensic and dispute resolution practice, specializing in forensic investigative services, contract dispute resolution and bankruptcy related litigation services. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, specializing in fraud investigation and forensic investigation.
Scott M. Hotalen '95, CPA is a director of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, representing the Southern Tier chapter. He is a partner with Vieira & Associates, CPAs, P.C., in Endicott. His three-year term started in June. He serves as treasurer for Visions Federal Credit Union in the Binghamton area.
Brian Chan '00 and his family started the cosmetic company MAYLAN Skincare, which develops, manufactures and distributes anti-aging skincare products for consumers with sensitive skin. Chan is a vice president in the corporate finance group at Bank of America. He can be contacted through maylanskincare.com.
Lisa DiVirgilio '08 was promoted to director of business development for WyckWyre, a company that streamlines the hiring process for restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs and more, working with independent concepts and franchises. She began with WyckWyre as the company's marketing manager in 2011.