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Alumni Association MemberSanford Hinkes, BBA, Homestead, Fla., wrote, “After working as a marketing coordinator in Pittsburgh, I was promoted to product manager at Chicago Printed String Company [makers of tying tape for bakery and candy boxes]. While working there from 1971 to 1981, I introduced new products that accounted for more than 25 percent of the total product line, and I developed several private label Christmas programs for mass merchandisers. When I first started, the company was doing only $10,000 a year in sales; within a few years my gross sales topped $8 million.”

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Thomas Allan, BS, MEd ’76, Vernon-Rockville, Conn., retired as the director of health, physical education & athletics from Vernon Public Schools in 2004 after a 35-year career. He is presently serving as a site administrator of adult education for the Vernon Regional Adult Education program.