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Spotlight

Name: Sam Procaccini.

Position: Assistant foreman in the electrical shop. Working on repairs and installations for student housing and residential properties on and off campus. Helping set up for Reunions by wiring tents for power and lighting and installing signs for the P-rade route.

Quote: "I've been at Princeton for 30 years, so I've gotten to meet a lot of faculty and staff during that time. The people here are very friendly -- they've all been very nice to me."

Other interests: Playing in the University's golf league on Tuesday nights and in the maintenance department's annual golf outing. Attending Princeton basketball games. Spending time with his wife and two children.



Appointment

Lisa Zimmaro has joined the risk management staff in the treasurer's office as a manager.
    She is responsible for coordinating the University's property and casualty insurance program, the Workers' Compensation claims management program, risk prevention and loss con-trol efforts, and the University's certificate of insurance program. She replaces Syma Falk, who retired.
    Zimmaro has worked as a claims specialist for the MIIX Insurance Group in Lawrenceville, N.J., since 1999. She also was the director of risk management for Allegheny University Hospital in Elkins Park, Pa., for six years and has held other positions in risk management and human resources.
    A graduate of Holy Family College in Philadelphia, Zimmaro earned a law degree from Temple University.

Staff obituaries

Current employee
May: Marion D'Alessandro, 59 (1980-2003, admission).

Retired employees
January: Elizabeth Menzies, 87 (1954-1980, art and archaeology).
February: Gerhard Lewin, 96 (1957-1972, plasma physics lab).
April: Myrtle Farlee, 93 (1947-1975, physics); Bessie Kelley, 93 (1961-1974, administrative services).
May: Richard La Baw Sr., 73 (1976-1994, plasma physics lab); Robert Sinkler, 86 (1946-1981, health services); Antonio D'Angelo, 76 (1956-1991, building services).


Staff retirements

Effective May 1: in the plasma physics lab, technical associate Denis Shaltis, after 42 years; in the utility plant, engineer Mary Stout, after 25 years.

Effective June 1: in the Princeton Environmental Institute, office support staff member Joyce Buhn, after 16 years.

Effective July 1: in the Office of the Dean of the College, administrative assistant Claire Cabelus, after 15 years; in health services, director of administrative services Elizabeth Langan, after 23 years; in civil and environmental engineering, academic support staff member Maryann Rothberg, after 15 years.

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June 16, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 29
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Contents

Sections
Summer calendar

Commencement 2003
Tilghman counsels graduates to have courage to take action
Four faculty members recognized for their outstanding teaching
Commencement highlights on Web
Commencement snapshots
By the numbers

Inside
Engineering school in good hands with Klawe
Technology center and Muldoon create online poetry initiative
New collection documents travels with President Woodrow Wilson
Tuition grant increased
University picnic

People
Bialek, Johnson named to endowed professorships
New faculty members appointed
Board approves 22 promotions
Faculty resignations
Three faculty members transfer to emeritus status
Professor had eclectic mix of interests
People, spotlight, briefs, retirements, obituaries


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