Milne Alumni November Newsletter
November 15, 2012

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* Status of Yearbook and Newspaper Digital Reformatting Project
* Hurricane Sandy
* Hall of Fame: Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, Class of 1961
* Sad News

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We have now received $2,760 toward digitizing all available Crimson & White and Bricks & Ivy editions. For further information regarding this important project, see Thanks for your support of this initiative, which will be funded solely by your tax-deductible contributions. A list of donations is available at


My thoughts are with those who were adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy. I hope that you have been able to achieve some level of normalcy in the weeks following this "Frankenstorm" and the Nor'easter that followed.


Mary H. Welch, '71, nominated Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61, to the Hall of Fame at the Milne School Alumni Reunion held on September 8, 2012. This Hall of Fame nomination is a result of Judy's commitment to initiating and maintaining the Milne School website and enhancing communication among Milne School alumni and faculty.

Judy participated in the coordination of Class of 1961 class reunions, including several that she chaired...up to and including their 50th reunion in 2011. In 2005, working with University at Albany personnel, she and Jackie Mann Gavryck, '47, co-chaired an All-Milne Reunion. And as most of you know, Judy recently coordinated the 2012 Milne School Alumni Reunion with the help of Mary Welch, '71, and Mike Ungerman, '59.

As volunteer Milne Alumni Coordinator, Judy manages an alumni database, a project which she and Mary Welch launched in 2005; developed and maintains the Milne Alumni website; administers two alumni Yahoo! Groups and a Milne School Alumni Facebook group; and following in Mary Welch's footsteps, has been writing a monthly Milne School Alumni newsletter. Alumni often ask how Judy answers emails so quickly. Perhaps it's because she sits in front of her computer for long periods of time handling all these alumni-related activities!

Judy graduated from Milne in 1961 and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics education from what is now known as the University at Albany, State University of New York. (She was on the same campus for 11 years!) Her professional background includes court transcription; human resources; middle-school education; and "entrepreneur," as owner/operator of a home-based word-processing and resume-writing business. She has been a member of the National Resume Writers' Association (NRWA); Career Masters Institute (CMI); Society for the Preservation of English Language and Literature (SPELL); PETA; and MENSA.

Judy's volunteer positions have included the University at Albany Alumni Association (life member, board member, chair of Council of Classes, and Class Councilor); Congregation Beth Emeth (member and officer of the Social Action Committee); Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center Auxiliary (life member and officer); Temple Israel (member, board member and officer, and co-chair of the Scholarship Committee); Albany Lions Club (member and officer); American Red Magen David for Israel Rambam Chaper (life member and officer); and Hadassah (life member and officer of a local chapter).

Judy's interests during retirement have included genealogy research, Mah Jongg, and participating on the resident board and various committees within her retirement community. In addition, she has continued in her volunteer capacity with the UAlbany Alumni Association and Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center Auxiliary.

Judy has been married to Stuart Madnick for 46 years. They lived in the Albany area until June 2007, when they moved to Jacksonville, FL, where they are especially enjoying their "non-winters." They have two children (Seth and Elisa) and three grandchildren (Sophie, Josiah, and Shayla).

Clearly, Judy likes to be busy...and she especially enjoys the time she spends on Milne School Alumni activities.

All Hall of Fame members are listed here.


Please note that I rely upon the Albany Times Union and input from other alumni for this information, so if you become aware of someone who has passed away, please let me know. If a name is underlined, it represents a link to the obituary. Many obituaries are available free for a limited time only.

Margaret QUINN Ferraioli, '46, passed away on October 15, 2012.

Charlotte Fisher, mother of Alice FISHER Firsty, '66, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012.

Thanks to all of you for your interest in Milne Alumni activities.

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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