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Whalen, Robert "Rockin Bob" Posted: 10/16/2012 1:25:23 PM
Class of 1991 

(18 Phelps Ave., Cresskill, NJ 07626; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Sr Director, Application Services, Emtec Inc.
Still in Cresskill, NJ
Wife, Mary, Tax Supervisor at BMW NA
Michael 17, Senior at Bergen Catholic High School
Katie 14, Freshman at Immaculate Heart Academy.

Emley, James Posted: 9/2/2011 8:51:49 AM

I always enjoy re-connecting w/ Phi Delta Theta, as the organization gave me some of the greatest memories throughout college. Here is a little synopsis of what I've been up to:

As a professional musician and educator within Los Angeles, CA for the past six years. I graduated from OSU in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, and I have worked in a variety of industries, interesting occupations, and international destinations. One could say that I haven't had a very linear career path, but I feel that there aren't many occupations that follow a 'straight path' these days. As a musician, I have worked on Carnival Cruiseline as a piano bar entertainer, and I also performed jazz music on the international ship, MS The World of ResidenSea. It is considered to be the most environmentally friendly ship in the entire cruising industry, and I met many interesting and affluent residents during my stay on the ship. After making my musical exodus to Los Angeles, I have had the chance to work with interesting professionals in various settings. Musically, I have taught piano to children of various celebrities, recorded on various albums and movie scores, and had the chance to work with various groups such as Corey Feldman's Truth Movement, AURA, and Andre Comeau's River Rouge. When I'm not producing music, I am working on my own personal educational music program called, "Rocker Science." As a result of my professional endeavors in the educational system, I was awareded the LAUSD "Silver Apple Award." Recently, I have had the chance to attend a Suborbital Aeronautical Teacher Workshop in the Mojave Desert. There, I was able to fly in a glider with Rick Searfoss, had a meeting with Buzz Aldrin to discuss the future of aeronautical education, and had a chance to tour aerospace industries that are developing the next generation of spacecraft.

I can honestly thank Phi Delta Theta for the values that the brothers have taught me in the realm of discipline, social skills, and determination. Tenacity is the name of the game in attaining one's full potential, and I would like to think that every Phi Delt alumni possesses each of these traits. Thank you.