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ginia at a ceremony in Richmond. Long
is the director of the university's Macro-
molecules Interfaces Institute. He spent
nearly a decade as a research scientist at
the Eastman Kodak Co. His work with
industry has helped him maintain a vig-
orous partnership with diverse partners
including BASF, Elevance, IBM, 3M and
several others. Over the past 16 years,
Long has received more than $41 mil-
lion in research funding and maintains a
20-member, interdisciplinary research
group focusing on macromolecular
structure and polymerization processes
for the development of advanced tech-
nologies including drug and gene deliv-
ery, sustainable food stocks, adhesives
and elastomers, and biomaterials for
health and energy. Long has more than
40 patents in macromolecular science
and engineering, has published 22 book
chapters and more than 220 peer-re-
viewed publications.
Tom Williams
named managing director of communi-
cations with Maryland Public Television
(MPT). Williams over-
sees the organization's
media relations pro-
gram and executes
both institutional and
production-related pub-
licity and promotion
statewide. He also sup-
ports MPT communications with local,
state and federal elected officials; over-
sees social media engagement; and
handles a range of internal communica-
tions and external relations assign-
ments. Prior to joining MPT, Williams
worked as a senior public relations spe-
cialist at the Hunt Valley, Md., operation
of aerospace and defense company Tex-
tron Systems. Williams earned Accredi-
tation in Public Relations (APR) from the
Public Relations Society of America and
Universal Accreditation Board.
1984 -- Donna L. (Smith) Burden
Burden, Gulisano & Hansen, LLC, of
Buffalo, was selected and served on the
faculty at the International Association
of Defense Counsel's (IADC) 43rd An-
nual Trial Academy held at Stanford Law
School in Palo Alto, Calif., in July. The
IADC is an international, invitation-only
association of corporate and insurance
defense attorneys. The annual Trial
Academy is one of the oldest and most
well-respected programs for developing
defense trial advocacy skills. Each faculty
member was assigned to a group of
seven students. There were approxi-
mately 95 students from the U.S.,
Canada and Brazil. Burden was also rec-
ognized for her leadership at the An-
nual IADC meeting for service as chair
of the Transportation Committee of the
IADC, which includes trucking, rail, mar-
itime and aviation. She also serves as a
director of the Trucking Industry De-
fense Association; a member and past
national director of the Defense Re-
search Institute; and a member of the
Canadian Trucking Lawyers Association.
Burden's primary areas of practice are
transportation, product liability and
medical device, and municipal law, as
well as other catastrophic personal in-
jury defense.
Bill Hanvey
was ap-
pointed president and chief executive
officer of the Auto Care Association.
Hanvey has more than
25 years of experience
in the auto care indus-
try, most recently as
senior vice president of
Programs and Member
Services at the Auto-
motive Aftermarket
Suppliers Association (AASA). Prior to
joining AASA in 2012, Hanvey served as
vice president of Sales and Marketing
for The Schaeffler Group, a multi-billion-
dollar tier one automotive parts manu-
facturer located in Germany. His
extensive aftermarket career included
vice president of Marketing for Dorman
Products and sales and marketing posi-
tions with FleetPride and Tenneco Auto-
motive. Based in Bethesda, Md., the
Auto Care Association has more than
3,000 member companies that repre-
sent some 150,000 independent auto-
motive businesses.
1985 -- Michael Jurbala
was ap-
pointed director of internal audit and
advisory services at Upstate Medical
University. He is a member of the Amer-
ican Institute of Certified Public Ac-
countants and the New York State
Society of CPAs. He is past president of
the board of directors for Meals on
1986 -- Bryan Di Lella
is a senior vice president
with International Con-
sulting, Inc., an infor-
mation technology
consultancy that serves
banks and credit unions
nationwide. Di Lella has more than 29
years of information technology indus-
try experience in the commercial, finan-
cial, regulatory and federal government
sectors. He is certified as an arbitrator
with the Financial Industry Regulatory
Class Notes
Br. F. Edward Coughlin, O.F.M., Ph.D., '70, was in-
augurated as the 11th president of Siena College on
Oct. 2, 2015.
In June 2014, Br. Ed was appointed as interim pres-
ident of the college. Prior to his appointment, he was
a Siena College trustee and vice president for Francis-
can mission at St. Bonaventure. In November 2014,
he was officially appointed the 11th president by the
board of trustees.
St. Bonaventure President Sr. Margaret Carney,
O.S.F., S.T.D., delivered the introduction to the inau-
gural address where she recognized Br. Ed's numer-
ous academic achievements that have shaped many
"His keynote presentations have taken him across
the globe, his published articles and reviews are in
numerous syllabi in classrooms throughout the Asso-
ciation of Franciscan Colleges and Universities ... I
wish to assure this distinguished faculty that he is no
stranger to the blessed trinity of teaching, research
and publication that runs every excellent college and
its faculty leaders."
A Franciscan brother for more than 40 years, Br. Ed
has led a distinguished career in Catholic higher edu-
cation as a scholar, professor and senior administra-
tor. The theme Br. Ed chose for his inauguration was
"Embracing What Is Ours to Do."
Provincial Minister of the Holy Name Province and
former Siena College President The Very Rev. Kevin J.
Mullen, O.F.M., Ph.D., closed the inauguration with a
Benediction blessing that echoed this important
theme: "May Br. Ed promote and affirm the dignity
and worth of each person. May he challenge this
community to stay united."
Coughlin inaugurated
president of Siena

Four of Br. Ed's classmates attended his inaugura-
tion. Pictured (from left) are Gabriella Belli, Larry
"Drummer" Wallace, Angie (Richards) Lineen, and
Patricia (O'Brien) Keppler.