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Is 80 the new 60?

Two eighty-something alumni are recognized for their enduring zest for life.

One of the more heartening features in the business press, especially for Baby Boomers, is the Eight Over Eighty listings that highlight people who seem to never quit striving. This year’s list by Crain’s Cleveland Business includes two Case alumni, Frank Linsalata ’63 and Pauline Ramig, PhD ’74.

Pauline is a pioneer and community builder. After earning her doctorate in mathematics from Case Institute of Technology, she joined the school as a math professor, then later applied her skills to the energy industry as a crude oil analyst and trader for BP.

She founded her own firm, Ramig Financial Planning, which she retired from in 2021. She now offers financial planning lessons in her retirement community and invites guest speakers as leader of its Dialogue Committee.

“I guess you could say I am always open to letting my life evolve, trying new experiences,” she told the newspaper.

Linsalata earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from CIT, added an MBA from Harvard, and rose through the engineering ranks at Midland- Ross to become CFO and executive vice president. Then he founded Linsalata Capital Partners and pioneered private equity in Cleveland.

As he bought and built companies, he gave back to his alma mater, the newspaper noted. He served on the board of trustees of CWRU and lead the last capital campaign to historic success. He is also a generous supporter of the new research building proposed for Case Quad.

“When you reach your goals,” he told Crain’s, “remember to give back to others.”

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