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1970s Alumni News & Notes

Fall 2022

Last updated July 18, 2022.


The Class of 1973 will celebrate its 50-Year Reunion in October 2023! Our planning committee is now organizing the event. To participate, receive reunion info and/or update your contact info, send email to: or or call (518) 442-3080. Join the official Class of 1973 Facebook Group:


Alan Lefor received a PhD in Engineering from The University of Tokyo in March. He was named professor of Surgery, Emeritus at Jichi Medical University in April. Alan also lectures at several hospitals in the greater Tokyo area.

Spring 2022


Attention Class of 1973! Conversations about our 50th reunion in Fall 2023 have begun. If you’d like to share your current contact information including email address, mailing address and/or phone number, please send an email to


A ’70s decade reunion including the Class of ’74 is being considered. If you are interested in planning the event or have suggestions or questions, please notify Carole Harnoff, class councilor, at Volunteers are always welcome!

Richard Louis Tastor passed away Aug. 5, 2021 at St. Peter’s Hospice. Rick earned a master’s degree in Public Policy from UAlbany. His first job after college was as an aide to New York State Senator James H. Donovan. He later went to work at the University at Albany as Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid. Rick loved helping students achieve an education and realize their dreams. He was passionate about his career, and also loved UAlbany athletics.

Richard Tastor ’74


Seth Ruderman retired after serving 36 years as an Emergency Medicine physician. He volunteers for the Air Force at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey.


Samuel Moskowitz, a shareholder with Boston law firm Davis Malm, was named a 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyer.

School of Business alumnus Nolan Altman received the 2021 International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) Lifetime Achievement Award. His local society, the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island, was recognized as the IAJGS Member of the Year. The Jewish Gen’s Online Worldwide Burial Registry, of which Nolan serves as coordinator, was recognized as Outstanding Resource.

Nolan Altman, UAlbany Class of 1977
Nolan Altman ’77


Paul Feldman, a shareholder with Boston law firm Davis Malm, was named a 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyer.

Carla Palumbo has served as CEO of The Legal Aid Society of Rochester, N.Y. since 2014. Legal Aid celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2021. Carla has been an attorney with the agency since she started her legal career in 1982.

Fall 2021


Michael Blum invented the Earthquake Emergency Pod for school children in developing countries using component material developed by SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Funds raised through Michael’s Kickstarter campaign will go toward product development and testing.


Kim Chatani serves on the Association of Certified Fruad Examiners (ACFE) board of directors, and is the audit committee chair. He is an assistant professor of accounting at Concordia University Irvine.

Fall 2022

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