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David Halpert ’77, Th’79, came in at No. 11 on The Washington Post’s recent list of “Notable Influential Inventions” of the past 180 years for his work on bitmap graphics. As an engineer with Creare in Hanover, Halpert was awarded a patent in 1984 for a method that was further developed into a type of graphics used for modern computer displays and storage of images such as jpegs.
David Frassinelli ’81 has earned the Distinguished Faculty/Administrator Award from Fairfield University. Since 2008 he has served as vice president of facilities management, responsible for operations, capital planning, and construction on the 210-acre campus.
Erika Meitner ’96 has earned the National Jewish Book Award for Holy Moly Carry Me (BOA Editions, 2018). In her fifth collection of poetry, Meitner explores what it means to be the only Jewish family in an Evangelical neighborhood in southern Appalachia.
Bloomberg senior editor Karen Toulon ’83 has earned the second annual Gwen Ifill Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation. She was recognized for her work developing a diverse, global workforce as a member of the news service’s talent and diversity training team.
Baseball coach Mark Baldwin ’86 has been inducted into the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He is the all-time winningest coach at Northampton High School, where he has coached for 23 years in addition to teaching history and economics.
Timothy Chow ’96 made The Financial Times’ 2018 “OUTstanding Top 100 LGBT+ Executives” list. Chow, who is general counsel for global distillery giant Diageo PLC in New York City, sponsored the formation of the company’s Rainbow Network and its participation in a number of LGBT+ initiatives.
Mariya Rosberg ’96 was named “2018 Working Mother of the Year” by Working Mother magazine. She is a partner at management consulting firm Oliver Wyman in New York City and mom to 6-year-old twins Redmond and Delia.
Nils Ericson ’00 is one of Fatherly magazine’s “100 Coolest Dads in America.” The Brooklyn-based photographer (profiled in the November/December 2017 issue of DAM)—and father of 2-year-old Emmett and 3-month-old Faye—“seems to work especially hard to capture muted but emotional images of people who seem to have drifted into a private world,” Fatherly noted.