Wednesday December 1, 2010

December 2010 Alumni News

Roundup of news from alumni from around the country.

Dana Stamps '77 and Colette Moorman '91 were inducted into the Northridge High School Hall of Fame in Dayton. Dana graduated from Northridge in 1967 and now practices with one of his three sons, Eric. Colette is the senior magistrate of the Dayton Municipal Court and a former Dayton prosecutor. Dana and Colette are featured in an article in the Dayton Daily News.

Dayton Police Lt. Patrick Welsh '82 will be promoted to major and assume responsibility of the new West Patrol Operations Division. The 24-year veteran was previously commander of the city's Central Investigations Bureau. He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Police Executive Leadership College.

Rich Anglin '86 was appointed the director of business services at Dayton Christian School system. Prior to accepting his new position, Rick practiced corporate/tax law for 10 years as partner with Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur before joining Angell Manufacturing Company in 1996.

Walt Addison Linscott '90 has been named general counsel and corporate secretary of Carestream Health, a Rochester, New York-based company that provides dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions. In this role, he will lead the company's worldwide legal organization and will be a member of the company¿s senior leadership team. He previously served as managing partner of Thompson Hine's Atlanta office.

Mike Pedley '98 recently returned to the University of Dayton as director of corporate and foundation relations. In this role, he is responsible for building strategic relationships with local and national companies and foundations to raise funding for university initiatives. Previously, Mike was the executive director of stewardship and institutional advancement for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh and as the director of corporate relations for the College of Agriculture and the staff counsel/associate director of planned giving at Purdue University.

Theodore A. Wood '98 is coauthor, with Professor Susan Brenner and attorney Leo L. Clarke, of "Cyber Security, Intellectual Property, and New Cyberspace Threats," published by Aspatore Books. Ted is a director in the Electronics Group at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC, in Washington, D.C.

Stephen E. Coble '03 was recognized by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as an Emerging Legal Leader during an event in November. Ten attorneys were recognized for their outstanding leadership in their profession, community and personal lives. Stephen is a solo practitioner in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Katherine Lowry '01, director of information resources at Baker Hostetler, spoke at the Law Library Association of Wisconsin Educational Institute's "The Strength of Change" program at Marquette University Law School on October 8.

A number of University of Dayton School of Law alumni ran successful races and won election on November 2, 2010. Here's a list of some of the winners:

Mary E. Donovan '77 was reelected to the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Ohio.

Tony Capizzi '79 was reelected to the Montgomery County Juvenile Court.

Mike Hall '79 was elected to the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Ohio.

Peter M. Forman '81 was elected to the Dutchess County Court in New York.

Robin Piper '82 was elected to the 12th District Court of Appeals in Ohio.

Mike Buckwalter '84 was elected Greene County, Ohio, Common Pleas Court Judge.

Mike Greenwell '86 was elected associate judge on the 41st Circuit Court in Shelby County, Missouri.

Connie Price '90 was reelected to the Montgomery County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas.

Rachel Hutzel '91 was elected to the 12th District Court of Appeals in Ohio.

John Gallagher '94 was elected to a 10-year term on the Monroe County Family Court in New York.

Nick Bourff '07 was elected county prosecutor in Starke County, Indiana. 

J. Otto Schalk '09 was elected prosecuting attorney in Harrison County, Indiana.

Retired Dayton Municipal Judge James F. Cannon '78 died November 5, 2010, from complications from cancer. He was 79. Prior to becoming a judge in 1987, he worked for the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office. He served on the bench for 19 years and retired at age 74 in 2005. Before earning his law degree, he served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, earning a bronze star and a commendation medal with one oak leaf cluster for service in Vietnam.

Kisha Pruitt '97 died October 28, 2010, after battling triple negative breast cancer for more than a year. She was 38. She was employed most recently as an escrow officer and assistant general counsel for Gibraltar Title Services in Jacksonville, Florida, and volunteered for the Legal Services of North Florida Telephone Legal Advice Hotline and the Jacksonville Humane Society.


Joe Currin '99 died of a heart attack on July 18, 2010. He was 38. He was corporate counsel for Caterpillar Asia and had moved with his family to Singapore a few months before his death.

After earning his J.D., Joe clerked for Judge Waldron of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and later worked for Porter, Wright, Morris and Arthur in Columbus before taking a position with Caterpillar in Peoria, IL in 2005.

Joe was a walk-on basketball player at UD who worked his way into the starting lineup and played in 55 games from 1992-94.

Send information for "Alumni Briefs" for the Dayton Docket and "Class Notes" for the Dayton Lawyer by contacting Bob Mihalek.