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Carl Ruck, M.M ’81, helps Adam Strube ’08 to begin his professional career — at the White House.   by Alex Meril ’07

If there is one thing that makes you strive for more, you should pursue it,” says Adam Strube ’08. The vocal performance major should know about lofty...

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The U.S. Air Force honors Colonel Arnald Gabriel ’50, M.S. ’60, H.D.M. ’89.    by Alex Meril ’07

Raised in humble circumstances during the Great Depression, Arnald Gabriel ’50 discovered his love of music listening to the Metropolitan Opera on the radio. He honed his own musical talent...

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Frances Cicero LaPlaca ’60 infuses her classroom and studio with grace and love.   by Anne Ryan

She was a second grader in Albany when she fell in love with the piano, but Fran Cicero’s Italian immigrant parents could not afford to buy her one. Three years later they presented her with a second-hand piano...

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Paul Fields ’79 uses his food-business savvy to nurture a nonprofit that feeds thousands.    by Erika Spaet ’09

Paul Fields was hungry. After graduating from IC, the Scarsdale, New York, native found himself in the dog-eat-dog world of business. He was enormously successful at an early age, but he craved...

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The chair of the Campaign for Ithaca College gives his all — and then some.    by Kate Larrabee

“My wife sometimes wonders who I actually work for,” says Larry Alleva — and he’s only half joking. Alleva has spent 19 years, in total, on the Ithaca College Board of Trustees. Before...

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