Barbes Alumni Laureate
Fred Lange ’53 H’06 was named the John “Bunny” Barbes ’39 and Lila Barbes ’40 Wagner Alumni Laureate. He is president of Lange Financial Services, a money management firm that he founded in 1972. Elected to the Wagner Board of Trustees in 1995, he has generously used his expertise to help the College address crucial, long-term money management issues. He was named a Lifetime Trustee in 2007.
Harold Archinal ’50 is the 2013 Distinguished Graduate of Wagner College. A history major, he had a successful 34-year career at Walt Disney’s Buena Vista International in the area of international film distribution. Starting out as a clerk for the Buena Vista Distribution Company in 1954, he became president of Buena Vista International in 1972, a post he held until his retirement in 1988. In 2009, Archinal was named a Disney Legend.
Keith Giglio ’85 was named a Wagner Alumni Fellow in English. A successful writer for film and television, he now teaches at the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and previously taught screenwriting for the UCLA Writers’ Program. As president of Laughing Gas Productions, he helps new screenwriters develop their material.
Jodi Pulice ’78 was named a Wagner Alumni Fellow in business. In 1996, she founded JRT Realty, the nation’s largest certified woman-owned commercial real estate firm. Her leasing and sales transactions exceed $2 billion. She is currently responsible for managing a 13 million-square-foot portfolio for TIAA-CREF, and is a member of the leasing team for One World Trade Center.
Sheehy Alumni Leadership Medal
John Iasparro ’72 M’76 and Henry “Hank” Murphy ’63 M’69 jointly received the Kevin Sheehy ’67 M’70 M’92 H’99 Alumni Leadership Medal for their service to the Alumni Association. Iasparro helped create the Wagner Athletics Hardwood Club and is co-chair and a longtime member of the Athletics Hall of Fame Committee. Murphy, a retired public school principal, was a founding benefactor of New Educators at Wagner (NEW) and serves on its Advisory Board. Both honorees have served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and have led many fundraising drives at the College. In 2011, Murphy and his wife, Margaret, donated a sports art and memorabilia collection to the College.
Lisa Krawciw ’10 M’12 received the Wagner Alumni Key, which recognizes alumni of the last decade. A volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, soup kitchens, and the rebuilding effort in Haiti, Krawciw’s commitment to civic engagement is an inspiration to alumni and students.
Dr. Ruth Qualben received the Reverend Lyle Guttu Award for spiritual contributions to Wagner. Continuing the legacy of promoting interfaith dialogue established by her late husband, Paul Qualben ’44, and his brother, Rev. Dr. Philip Qualben, she supports Wagner’s Faith in Life series and the Qualben Seminar: Conversations on Religion and Spirituality.
Certificate of Appreciation
Mary Caracappa ’82 and Anthony Hurtado ’79 were honored with the 2013 Certificate of Appreciation for their commitment to Wagner students. Caracappa, managing director in Morgan Stanley’s Firm Strategy and Execution Division, and Hurtado, a healthcare information technology entrepreneur, have been instrumental in helping students navigate the career exploration and job search process.