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Spring 2016: 1980s

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Deane Nettles, BA Baltimore, Md., received an MFA in integrated design (print, web and video) from the University of Baltimore.

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Gregory Tomei, BBA,  Tallmadge, Ohio, wrote, “I served as editor-in-chief and project manager for The Babcock & Wilcox Company’s 42nd edition of Steam: Its generation and use, the longest continually published engineering textbook in the world. This edition marks the 140th anniversary of its first publication in 1875. It has evolved to become a highly technical and comprehensive reference for advanced steam generation and emissions control technologies, steam fundamentals and related subjects.” 

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Deborah Defer, BBA, Kent, Ohio, business services and outsourcing senior manager for BDO USA, a professional services firm, was recognized as Insightful Accountant’s 2015 Top Business Process Outsourcing ProAdvisor, as well as a Top 100 ProAdvisor. 

Alumni Association MemberSandra Halman Ranck, BSN,  Ashtabula, Ohio, was appointed by Governor John Kasich in March 2015 to serve on the Ohio Board of Nursing for a four-year term. She currently is the program administrator at the Auburn Practical Nursing Program in Concord Twp., Ohio.

Alumni Association MemberLinda Turner, BSN, North Ridgeville, Ohio, a registered nurse in cardiovascular services at Cleveland Clinic’s Fairview Hospital, was recently honored with a Health Care Hero nomination by Crain’s Cleveland Business. She was recognized for her exceptional service and dedication to Northeast Ohio’s health care.

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Linda (Arvin) Caldwell, BS, Longwood, Fla., was promoted to director of marketing and development for the Office of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Orlando. Previously, she was the writer/photographer for The Florida Catholic.

Vanessa Candow, BBA, Crystal Lake, Ill., expanded her IT leadership role at Nokia to include Nokia's services business as well as R&D. She now leads an internal and external organization of 850 colleagues who deliver IT solutions and support for Nokia worldwide.