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Stephen Ritterbush named trustee at Union College

Posted on Feb 28, 2003

Stephen Ritterbush '68

Stephen Ritterbush, managing partner of Fairfax Partners,
has been named to Union College's Board of Trustees, it was
announced by Stephen Ciesinski, chairman of Union's Board of Trustees.

Ritterbush earned bachelor's degrees in civil engineering
and political science from Union in 1968.

“I am delighted to welcome Steve Ritterbush back to his alma mater,” Ciesinski said. “His leadership and experience will serve
the board and this College very well. I look forward to working closely with
him to advance Union College.”

“The undergraduate degrees I
received from Union provided a great bedrock for my career, and the bonds of friendship
forged there remain important to this day,” Ritterbush said. “I am personally
excited to become a trustee during this important period of growth and
opportunity for the College.”

Ritterbush is a partner at
Fairfax Partners in Vienna, Va., a
private equity investment firm. Ritterbush has founded more than 25 companies
including ISR Solutions, the world's largest privately
held security systems integration company, and AppNet
Systems, Inc., a company that provided a variety of web-based services ranging
from inventory management to web page design, that ultimately was sold to an
internet service provider. Currently, he is chairman of HealthAspex,
a third party benefits administration company and serves as president and CEO
of TRAXUS Technologies, a supply chain systems integration and security

With Johnson & Johnson,
Ritterbush formed two investment partnerships that nurtured the growth of
medical device and drug technology companies. Today, two of the portfolio companies
are Indigo Medical, a Johnson & Johnson-owned company and a leading
developer of less invasive laser surgery; and CollaGenex
Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leading developer of drugs for dental and
dermatological diseases.

Besides his Union degrees, Ritterbush
also earned a master's of science degree in oceanography from the Department of
Geophysics at the University of Hawaii, and a
master's degree in law and diplomacy and a Ph.D. in international economics
from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University. Ritterbush
was also a Rockefeller Foundation fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of
Government, Harvard University.  While at Union he
studied at the University of Stockholm, Sweden, in

Ritterbush serves on the Dean's
Council at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and is
a director of the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute.


As a student at Union, he was
active in the All College Council, a class officer (president for three years),
and a member of WRUC, the College radio station. A captain of Union's
lacrosse team, he is remembered for scoring five goals in a season finale 13-9
win over RPI, while his broken hand was in a cast. He also scored 4 goals and 3
assists in Union's 12-7 win over Syracuse in 1966.

For profiles of other recently named trustees, see these sites:
John E. Kelly III: http://www.union.edu/N/DS/s.php?s=3466
Lawrence Pedowitz:: http://www.union.edu/N/DS/s.php?s=3517

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Lawrence Pedowitz ’69 named to Board of Trustees

Posted on Feb 28, 2003

Lawrence Pedowitz '69

Lawrence Pedowitz, an attorney and
partner in the New York City firm
of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, has been named to Union College's Board of Trustees, it was announced by Stephen Ciesinski, chairman of Union's Board
of Trustees.

Pedowitz was a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate
of Union College
in 1969, earning a bachelor's degree in economics and political science.

“I am thrilled to have Larry
Pedowitz on our Board,” Ciesinski said. “His leadership and experience have
served this College well for years, and I am delighted to have him back at his
alma mater. He was a stellar and active student while at Union,
and a loyal alumnus who has gone on to a distinguished career in law. I look
forward to working closely with him to advance the College.”

“I will always be grateful for the
superb education my professors at Union provided,”
Pedowitz said. “I look forward to helping insure that what is so special about
the College is preserved and that new initiatives continue to make the College
a great educational and socially vibrant institution.”

has been a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz specializing in
corporate litigation, regulatory and white collar criminal matters for over 20
years. Prior to joining the firm, he had significant experience as law clerk to
Second Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Henry J. Friendly (1972-73) and to
United States Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan (1973-74). He also
served as an assistant U.S. attorney (1974-78) and as chief of the criminal division
(1982-84) in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.

He has taught
trial practice and acted as a director of the Brennan Center at New York
University Law School. He has served on several committees of the Bar of the City
of New York, including: the criminal law, the Federal legislation and
the Federal courts committees. In addition, he is a vice chairman and director
of the Legal Aid Society and a co-founder of New York Law Firms for the
Homeless, a financial support organization for the New York Coalition for the

his Union degree, he received a law degree, cum laude, from New York
University in 1972, where he graduated first in his class
academically. He served as editor-in-chief of the Law Review, was a Root-Tilden
Scholar for the Second Circuit, received the Frank H. Sommer Memorial Award for
outstanding scholarship, character and professional activities, and was awarded
the Order of the Coif.

As a student at Union, Pedowitz's
other academic distinctions included the Heck-Steingut Prize and nomination as
a Nott Scholar. He was class president in his sophomore year, and a member of
Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity, the Delphic Society and the track team. He was an
exchange student from Union at St.
Andrews University
in Scotland and
a member of the university golf team.

For profiles of other recently named trustees, see these sites:
John E. Kelly III: http://www.union.edu/N/DS/s.php?s=3466
Stephen Ritterbush: http://www.union.edu/N/DS/s.php?s=3518

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ECAC Weekend Summary

Posted on Feb 28, 2003

One Weekend Left and Teams Still
Battling for Post-Season Positioning

With one more weekend left to play, the playoff picture is clearing up
a bit, however no teams have locked up a seed for the tournament. Each team
is down to its final two games of the regular season with a lot to play for this

Cornell and Harvard have wrapped up the top two seeds, yet who
will take home the William J. Cleary Cup as regular-season champion remains
to be seen. The Big Red, who travel to Princeton and Yale this weekend, can
clinch the cup and the top seed in the tournament with a win or tie in either
game, or a loss or tie by Harvard.

The Big Red completed a sweep in its last regular-season series at
Lynah Rink. David LeNeveu recorded his sixth shutout this season in a 5-0
win over Rensselaer on Friday, tying Ken Dryden's school record for shutouts
in a season set during the 1967-68 season. Cornell had a tougher time
Saturday night, coming from behind to edge Union 3-1.

While LeNeveu was in the process of tying his school's shutout
record, Brown's Yann Danis was busy setting a new school record with his
fourth shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over Vermont Friday night. Vermont
was victimized by stellar goaltending the next night as Harvard's Dov Grumet-
Morris, with the Crimson up 3-2 early in the third period, came up with a
huge game-saving penalty shot stop on Scott Mifsud. Harvard added two
empty-net goals at the end of the period to skate away with a 5-2 win.
Harvard defeated Dartmouth, 4-1, on Friday night.

The losses for Vermont mean the Catamounts will need help if they
wish to host a first-round series. Friday night's victory for the Bears helped, but
losing to Dartmouth on Saturday night means that Brown does not control its
own destiny in securing one of the final two first-round byes.

Dartmouth, by virtue of its 3-2 win over the Bears, can clinch a firstround
bye with a sweep this weekend. The Big Green can clinch the #3 seed
with a sweep and two Yale losses. Yale appeared to be on its way to securing
third place after a 3-1 win at Clarkson Friday night, and after taking a 3-2 lead
into the third period against St. Lawrence Saturday night. The Saints rallied for
three third-period goals, however, en route to a 5-3 win at Appleton Arena.
St. Lawrence, 9-4 winners over Princeton on Friday, completed their first
sweep of the season with the come-from-behind victory against Yale. The
Saints need to sweep this weekend and receive help if they hope to catch
Clarkson or Colgate for a first-round series at home.

Clarkson still has a chance of claiming the final first-round bye. The
Knights must win both games this weekend in addition to receiving a lot of
help from other teams. The Knights will clinch home-ice in the first round
with a win.

Colgate, winners over Union and RPI 5-1 and 4-3, respectively, can
clinch home ice in the first round with a three-point weekend at Princeton and

Union, despite being swept on the road, has clinched at least a firstround
series at home. The Dutchmen can still claim the final first-round bye
with a sweep at home against Dartmouth and Vermont and some help.

Rensselaer and Princeton will occupy the final two spots with the
Engineers needing only one point from Dartmouth or Vermont in order to
finish ahead of the Tigers.

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News and Notes

Posted on Feb 28, 2003

Seniors Nathan Gillies, Jason Kean, Kris Goodjohn, Randy
Dagenais, and Marc Wise
will be honored post-game on Saturday
as a part of the Senior Recognition weekend.

Jordan Webb (Nepean, ONT) became Union's first DI player
to score more than 35 points in a season after Friday's goal at
Colgate. Webb leads the Dutchmen with points (36), goals
(17), power play goals (7), and ECAC scoring (23 points).

Nathan Gillies (Cambridge, ONT) had a hand in both goals
this weekend, bringing his season total to 16 goals and 17
assists. Gillies has two goals and three assists in the last three
games and has topped his previous season scoring by 11

Tim Roth (Teaneck, NJ) made his first start in nine games,
holding the Cornell Big Red to two goals on 29 shots. Union
is one of four teams that held Cornell to less than four goals
at Lynah Rink.

Union will look to take advantage of home ice this weekend
vs. Vermont and Dartmouth, two teams that Union defeated
on the road earlier this season. With a sweep, the Dutchmen
can land in fourth or fifth place. Brown must be swept for
Union to take fourth.

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ECAC Scenarios

Posted on Feb 28, 2003

Where each team can finish based on previously played
ECAC games

Cornell – 1st or 2nd. Clinches top seed with a win or tie in
either game, or a Harvard loss or tie in either game. Clinches
outright title with a win in either game, or two ties, or a tie in
either game combined with a Harvard loss or tie in either game.

Harvard – 1st or 2nd. Can earn top seed (and outright title)
only with a sweep and two Cornell losses. Finishes 2nd otherwise.

Yale – 3rd-5th. Clinches 3rd seed with a win or tie in either
game. Finishes 5th only with two losses, two Dartmouth wins,
and two Brown wins. Finishes 4th with two losses and a sweep
by Brown or Dartmouth, but not both. Finishes 3rd despite two
losses if Brown and Dartmouth both fail to sweep.

Dartmouth – 3rd-7th. Clinches a first-round bye with a sweep.
Can earn 3rd seed only with a sweep and two Yale losses. Will
finish 6th or 7th if swept, but could earn a bye with as little as
one point.

Brown – 3rd-7th. Cannot earn first-round bye without help –
could finish from 3rd-5th with a sweep. Earns No. 3 seed only
with a sweep, two Yale losses, and a Dartmouth loss or tie in
either game. Needs at least one point to earn bye, will finish
from 5th-7th if swept.

Union – 4th-8th. Must defeat Dartmouth or tie Dartmouth and
defeat Vermont to have a chance at first-round bye, but cannot
earn bye without help. Will finish 4th or 5th with a sweep. Holds
all tiebreakers over Vermont and St. Lawrence and has clinched
home ice for the first round even if swept.

Clarkson – 4th-10th. Can earn first-round bye only with a sweep
and help – could finish from 4th-7th with a sweep. Clinches
home ice for first round with two or more points. Will finish
from 7th-10th if swept.

Colgate – 6th-10th. Clinches first-round home ice with three
points. Will finish from 6th-8th with a sweep. Will finish from
8th-10th if swept.

Vermont – 7th-10th. Cannot clinch first-round home ice without
help – will finish from 7th-9th with a sweep. Will finish 9th or
10th if swept.

St. Lawrence – 7th-10th. Cannot clinch first-round home ice
without help – will finish from 7th-10th even with a sweep. Will
finish 10th if swept.

Rensselaer – 11th or 12th. Finishes 12th if they are swept and
Princeton sweeps, otherwise finishes 11th.

Princeton – 11th or 12th. Finishes 11th if they sweep and
Rensselaer is swept, otherwise finishes 12th.

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