Well Known Websterites
Paul Buchheit led Google's development of Gmail, a web based email application that demonstrated the potential of emerging web technologies like Ajax.
Paul also developed the original prototypes of Google's highly profitable Ad-Sense and is credited with originating Google's company motto, "Don't be evil".
Paul maintains a blog at paulbuchheit.blogspot.com
b. September 28, 1965
The skills and knowledge Brian Bliss picked up on the pitch led him to his current position as Technical Director for the Columbus Crew.
While an active player, Brian represented the United States in the 1988 Olympics and The 1990 World Cup. Brian was one of the very first americans to play regularly for a european club, playing 5 seasons for Carl Zeiss Jena of the second division of the Bundesliga. With the formation of MLS, Brian returned to the states as a member of the Columbus Crew. Injuries and time eventually led Brian into coaching. After a short but successful stint as coach of the Connecticut Wolves, Brian returned to MLS as the assistant coach of the Kansas City Wizards and recently rejoined the Crew as their Technical Director.
October 29, 1965 - March 28, 2003
An inspiration on and off the field.
Pat is remembered by many for his late 4th quarter catch that helped insure an undefeated season for the Syracuse Orangemen.
Others remember Pat for is his strength in dealing with adversity, his sense of humor and his love for family and friends.
He is sorely missed.
b. October 4, 1970
After a standout performance in high school, Schroeder grad, Brian Kozlowski took his skills to the University of Connecticut where he started 43 games as tight end. His performance at the school was significant enough to inspire the creation of the Brian Kozlowski Award which is presented annually to an outstanding member of the Huskies football program.
A 13 year NFL career (1994-2007) followed with stints with the New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins.
Brian, his wife Ellen and family currently live in Duluth Georgia.
b. July 1, 1963
When Ed Lu became an astronaut, it wasn't really too much of a surprise. Even as a young student at Klem South, Ed's thrived on learning. His optimistic nature buoyed by the daily opportunity to explore new ideas.
Following two space shuttle missions (STS-84 in 1997 and STS-106 in 2000), Ed was launched into space via a Russian Soyez rocket and spent six months in space with cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (2003).
More recent projects:
A TEDx Talk on Instrumenting the Ocean ~ April 2012
A Time magazine article on 3D mapping. ~ June 2012
Wendy Orlean Williams
May 28, 1949 – April 6, 1998
After dropping out of R.L. Thomas High School in the 10th grade, Wendy Williams, better known as Wendy O. Williams hit the road. Her travels would eventually lead her to New York City where she came to the public's attention as the lead singer of the shock rock band, The Plasmatics. Wendy, often sporting a mohawk hair cut and outfits that left little to the imagination, would chain saw through sound equipment and participate in the demolition of automobiles while belting out the bands songs.
After a solo career, Wendy settled down to a quieter life in Storrs, Connecticut caring for animals and promoting health foods. In 1998, Wendy took her own life.
People Magazine 1983 Article