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On the Record / June 23, 2011

> Hires/Promotions/Honors

Medaille College named Jerome Haick a developmental math specialist, Ellen Sidey online curriculum coordinator and Jon Spitz a director of online recruitment.

Haick previously worked at Niagara County Community College, Niagara University and Bryant & Stratton College. He is a graduate of Buffalo State College and Niagara University. Sidey is a graduate of Fredonia State College and D'Youville College. Spitz previously worked at Red Jacket Orchards and is a graduate of the University at Buffalo.

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Buffalo Engineering, a mechanical, electrical, plumbing and energy consulting engineering firm in Buffalo, named Michael J. Bykowski a mechanical project engineer. Bykowski has more than 18 years of experience in HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems and plumbing design for new construction and renovation projects. He is a graduate of Auburn University.

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The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants presented Ann Burstein Cohen, an associate professor in the School of Management at the University at Buffalo, and Samuel Dyckman, a professor of accounting at City College of New York (Baruch College), its Dr. Emanuel Saxe Outstanding CPA in Education Award recently at the society's 114th annual election meeting and dinner in New York City.

> Company items

Hopkins Insurance Agency and owner Debra Hopkins have joined The Cesar Group. Hopkins Insurance Agency is a locally owned and operated independent insurance agency at 1193 Jefferson Ave. The Cesar Group, based in Cheektowaga, has provided insurance products to individuals and businesses for more than 50 years.

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J. Fitzgerald Group, a Lockport advertising and marketing agency, has designed a logo and website for the new University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center. The website,, highlights many services and resources that the center offers.

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Horizon Health Services ranked at No. 14 on this year's list of large companies (more than 250 employees) in the fourth annual Best Companies to Work for in New York State awards program. The company has earned this award for three years.

Best Companies to Work for in New York is a program of the New York State Society for Human Resource Management in partnership with the Business Council of New York.

> Patents

Title: "Reducing crown corrosion in a glassmelting furnace"

No.: 7,946,129

Inventors: Wu, Kuang-Tsai (Williamsville); Kobayashi, Hisashi (Putnam Valley)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: May 24, 2011

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Title: "Dry-coated oxygen-scavenging particles and methods of making them"

No.: 7,951,419

Inventor: Solovyov, Stanislav E. (Cheektowaga)

Assignee: Multisorb Technologies, (Buffalo)

Date issued: May 31, 2011

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