Notes, Marriages, Births and Memoriam

A Message from Gannon University Alumni Association President

(L-R) Greg Czarnecki ’89, Karen Czarnecki and Tara Czarnecki at Gannon’s 2016 Homecoming Reunion Weekend.

Gannon sure has changed since I graduated 27 years ago. If I were to use one word to compare Gannon then with Gannon now, it would be: Transformed.

A good example is the newly renovated Beyer Hall. As I walked through the building during the dedication, I couldn’t even tell where I would have been standing in the old Beyer Hall. The building also reflects the transition of Gannon to a truly global community. More than 700 students from 39 nations call Gannon home and the dedication ceremony included students from many different countries and faiths participating in their traditional dress and speaking their native languages. Beyer Hall is now a focal point of that community, serving as the new home of the Office of Global Admissions and Outreach and the Learning Abroad Office.

These changes wouldn’t be possible without the support of alumni and friends of our University. The recently completed Vision 2020 campaign, which raised more than $67 million, will ensure that the transformation continues.

My family came along with me to homecoming this year and my daughter, Tara, who is getting ready to choose a college, took a campus tour. She was very impressed by the campus, the Center for Communication and the Arts and the communication arts program, along with the students and faculty she met. But most importantly, she said she felt at home and could see herself going to Gannon. Fortunately, that feeling that Gannon isn’t just an institution, it’s also a family, is one thing that hasn’t changed. 

Greg Czarnecki ‘89

President, Gannon University Alumni Association

1961

THOMAS L. DOOLIN

MARY ALICE DOOLIN ’94M

were honored by the Erie Community Foundation as the 2016 Edward C. Doll Community Service Award winners.

1969

MICHAEL A. FETZNER, ESQ.

was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2017 Best Lawyers in America list. Fetzner was selected for Workers' Compensation Law - Employers for the fourth consecutive year. Fetzner focuses his practice on real estate, estate planning and administration and workers’ compensation.

1972

FRANK E. LUCICIAN

is the executive director for CHANGE All Souls Housing Corporation, a faith-based, non-profit, affordable housing developer in Washington, D.C., which is working with the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development to transform a 19-unit underperforming building into quality apartment homes for deserving residents. 

1973

MARIE SPAEDER HAAS VMC

held an exhibit at Gannon's Schuster Gallery, titled “A Homecoming: Works on Paper” in September. A public reception provided visitors from the Erie and Gannon communities the opportunity to meet Haas and be the first to view her exhibit. Haas’ work is found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. 

1974

MARY (VIOLA) DETWILER VMC

recently spoke on the new classical curriculum that will be implemented starting this year at St. Leo elementary school, Ridgeway, Pa. Detwiler is the principal of St. Leo’s, and has been involved with Catholic education her entire life, beginning as a student at St. Leo, graduating from Elk County Catholic, Villa Maria College and Duquesne University. The return to the classical curriculum's content will focus on the three developmental stages of the child’s mind: grammar, logic and language. 

DAWN (COBURN) JOY, R.N. VMC

has been named the interim director of Gannon University’s Villa Maria School of Nursing. Joy has been serving Gannon University since 2001 as an adjunct faculty member, and she became a full-time faculty member in 2012. Joy previously served as the faculty coordinator for leadership seminar classes and as a member of several search committees.

JAMES C. NEW '74M

is the chairman of the board of directors of NGFC Equities, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience in the health care industry, and is the retired Chairman of the board of directors of Aurora Diagnostics, LLC, where he still serves as a director. He also served as Aurora’s chief executive officer and president from 2006 until his retirement in Sept. 2011. Prior to joining Aurora, New was a private investor from 2003 to 2006. He served as the president, chief executive officer and chairman of AmeriPath, an anatomic pathology laboratory company, from January 1996 through 2003. Prior to joining AmeriPath, New served as the president, chief executive officer and a director of RehabClinics, an outpatient rehabilitation company. 

1977

R. RON SERTZ '77M

was designated as the 2016 National Sports Tourism Executive of the Year from the National Association of Sports Commissions. Sertz currently serves as the executive director of the Erie Sports Commission, a position he has held since 2010. Sertz was also recently elected to serve as chairman of Pennsylvania Sports, the lead agency for sports tourism in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was the founding team president of the Erie BayHawks, and served as president of EHC Ltd., the former ownership group of the Erie Otters hockey team, in addition to serving as the Otters’ director of operations from 1996 until 2008. He was also executive director of the NCAA Local Operating Committee, spent 25 years as the director of the McDonald’s Classic, and is well known for his many years as an instructor, coach, athletic director and administrator at Cathedral Preparatory School. 

1979

JAMES F. WILHELM

is a founding partner of the casting agency DGRW in New York City. Through the years the agency has risen to become one of the busiest theatrical agencies in town. For the past few decades Wilhelm has represented screen legend Olivia de Havilland, the last surviving cast member of the 1939 blockbuster "Gone With the Wind." On July 1, Wilhelm and partner Jeff Potter flew to Paris to attend an intimate gathering of de Havilland's dearest friends and family on her 100th birthday.

1980

DONNA M. DORER, ESQ.

in June 2016 celebrated fifteen years on the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. Dorer received the State of Florida Guardian ad Litem Volunteer of the Year Award from Governor Jeb Bush and Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Wells.

ANDREW P. ROTH, JR., PH.D. '80M

was named interim president of St. Bonaventure University, effective August 1, 2016. Roth was president and chief executive officer of Notre Dame College in suburban Cleveland from 2003- 2014. He also previously served as vice president for academic affairs, chief information officer, vice president for enrollment, director of admissions and dean of admissions and financial aid at Mercyhurst University. 

1981

JOHN P. BRADAC, JR. '82M

has been named the dean of student life at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Bradac has spent the past 27 years at Ithaca College, most recently serving as director of career services for the past 23 years and previously held various positions at Ohio University, Briar Cliff College in Iowa and Gannon University. 

HACCORD J. CURRY, ESQ.

is running for Broward County Circuit Court Judge. Curry is the assistant general counsel for the Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice. 

1982

SISTER DONNA M. ZWIGART '82M

was elected a general councilor on the six-member leadership team for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities. Sister Zwigart is the liaison to mission advancement for the Western Pennsylvania region. She has been a sister for 59 years. She was a biology teacher in various parochial schools in the Pittsburgh region, including at Mt. Alvernia High School in Millvale. She also worked at several Catholic hospitals in Western Pennsylvania. She serves on the board of directors for the Millvale Community Development Corp. and is involved with environmental advocacy through the Sierra Club and Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light. 

1983

JAMES W. MARTIN

is the principal/chief executive officer of Bankable Consulting, LLC., an Erie-based company that helps organizations achieve their goals in the strategic planning, community engagement, marketing and fundraising arenas by offering innovative and customized solutions that fit their clients’ needs. 

JOHN “JACK” C. MCCALL

had an article titled “Next Generation Dynamic Line Rating Provides Strong Economic Benefits” published in the July/August 2016 Issue of “Electric Energy T&D Magazine.” McCall is vice president of sales for Lindsey Manufacturing, Asuza, California with global responsibility of all sales and business development. Before joining Lindsey, he was with American Superconductor (AMSC) and Cooper Power Systems. McCall has more than 25 years of experience in the utility transmission and distribution business, holding a variety of business development, strategic planning, product management, product engineering and system engineering roles. He has published dozens of papers and holds two U.S. patents. 

TIMOTHY G. NECASTRO, CPA

was named as Erie Insurance’s president and chief executive officer-designate effective June 1, 2016. NeCastro joined Erie Insurance in 1996 as manager of internal auditing and was promoted to senior vice president and controller in 1997. In 2008, he took on the role of senior vice president of product and policy services, overseeing customer service, personal and commercial product development, and processing areas. Since 2010, he has held the position of senior vice president and regional officer of the west region. Prior to joining Erie Insurance, NeCastro held positions as the director of finance at Plastek Group and as a senior manager at EY (formerly Ernst & Young). 

1984

LTC CLIFFORD R. DAVIS, (RET)

has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Roundtable, an international, independent association of nearly 19,000 leading life insurance producers and advisors. He is a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual, with which he has been associated since 1992. 

1986

ANTHONY E. MOLINARO, JR., PE

was among 16 firm employees of TLC Engineering for Architecture, Inc. to be named as shareholders of the firm by board of directors. Molinaro is the Texas operations director for the firm’s Dallas unit. 

LISA WITHERITE-RIEG, D.O.

was re- elected to serve on the board of trustees of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA). Witherite-Rieg is board certified in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine, is director of medical education for Penn Highlands Healthcare in DuBois, Pennsylvania, and practices at Penn Highlands Brookville. As chairman of POMA’s District 12, she serves as a delegate to the POMA, the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. 

1987

MELANIE (MARTIN) VADZEMNIEKS

has returned to Gannon University as an assistant development officer. Vadzemnieks previously worked as the executive director of the Fairview (Pennsylvania) School Foundation. She also frequently speaks to local high school audiences about the dangers of impaired driving, following her husband’s traumatic brain injury caused by an impaired driver. 

1988

PATRICIA A. IRWIN, PE

has been hired as an instructor of electrical engineering technology at Hagerstown (Maryland) Community College. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Shepherd University and an engineering consultant and technical writer for the past 14 years. 

MARY (KIPPLEY) JOHNSON, M.D.

has practiced internal medicine for over 20 years and has been practicing in the Boston area for 15 years. Johnson has three children, ages 22, 20 and 17. She has joined the Foxboro medical practice of John Adams, M.D., and Michael Higgins, M.D. All three physicians are on the medical staff at Caritas Norwood Hospital. Johnson has a special interest in treatments for diabetes and obesity. She was a medical and occupational health consultant and faculty physician at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, where she also practiced at Doctors Urgent Care before joining the Caritas Norwood Hospital staff last year. 

DOUGLAS H. MOWREY

has been published in “Rubber and Plastics News.” He has been with Lord Corporation for 35 years, developing rubber-to-substrate adhesives. He has received several patents related to adhesives and coatings in his career at Lord. 

1989

JEAN A. HOLDREN, D.O.

is currently practicing in Beaver, Pennsylvania and East Liverpool, Ohio. 

1990

AMY (CALABRESE) BUECHEL

recently went back to school to earn her nursing degree. After 11 years of teaching at Gannon University, she completed the two-year nursing program at Mercyhurst University and is now working as a nurse at Saint Vincent Hospital. 

REBECCA (PFADT) COWLES

has been published in “Rubber and Plastics News.” She is a staff scientist at Lord Corporation’s facility in Erie with 25 years of experience in product development and is one of the lead technologists responsible for the development of In Mold Bonding Adhesives. She has also been awarded several patents related to adhesives and coatings. 

1991

KENNETH M. OGOREK '91M

delivered a keynote at the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers conference this past July. 

1993

BRIAN T. FULLER '09M, '10C

has been promoted to principal of McDowell Senior High School on July 1, 2016 after serving three years as the Erie school’s assistant principal. 

MARK J. HOFFMAN '93M

was recently promoted to service line director of rehabilitation therapy services for Penn Highlands Healthcare. Hoffman served the last 19 years as the director of rehabilitation and occupational health for Penn Highlands Elk. During his time, he helped expand services into five surrounding communities and grew strategic programs such as occupational health, cardiac rehabilitation and many others. Hoffman also helped facilitate rehabilitation and occupational health services to clients and employees of local home health agencies, school districts and private businesses. 

KATHLEEN (SPLAIN) KERR, PA-C

recently joined board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Michael Clark in the ear, nose and throat department of The Cole Memorial Medical Group and Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, Pennsylvania. Kerr brings 13 years of experience as a physician assistant with extensive experience as an ear, nose and throat specialist. 

TRACEY (MCCANTS) LEWIS, ESQ.

has joined the board of The August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh. Lewis is an assistant clinical professor at Duquesne University School of Law. 

KIRAN K. RAJASENAN, M.D.

was honored by the Passavant Hospital Foundation as a Legacy of Caring Honoree in Pittsburgh in October. 

1994

ERIC G. LAPRICE, M.S. ’97C, ’99M

had a busy late summer with two complex wildfires on the Western Divide Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument, the Cedar Fire and the Tule Fire. As the district ranger in California, he uses helicopter reconnaissance flights to better understand the fire operations. LaPrice was busy on another front this summer too, marrying Jessica Healy on Aug. 13, 2016; he was also featured on a shows discussing his award-winning coffee table photography book, “Best Foot Forward.” 

1996

HARVEY “ED” BURNS

was promoted by Royal Dutch Shell to on-site materials lead, Project Franklin. Franklin is a flagship project to construct a world- scale cracker complex in Monaca, Pennsylvania. Burns will be responsible for the safe movement and management of $2 billion of materials and 30+ EPC contractors during the project’s four- year construction timeline. Prior to this appointment, he was the upstream Americas materials management lead for Shell’s Appalachia, Wyoming and Colorado assets. 

MATTHEW A. ZAMPERINI

has joined the coaching staff at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania as the new defensive line coach. He stepped down at the end of last season after 10 years as the head coach at Garden Spot High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, taking the Spartans to the District Three playoffs seven times, including four straight seasons from 2011 to 2014. 

Global Executive Receives Gannon SBDC President’s Award

SBDC President’s Award recipient Jon DeArment ’97, President and COO of Channellock, Inc., and Gannon University President Keith Taylor, Ph.D.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Gannon University helps entrepreneurs across northwest Pennsylvania realize their dream of business ownership and provides advice in such areas as finance, marketing and information technology.

University and business leaders gathered in October to mark the SBDC’s 40th anniversary and announce this year’s SBDC President’s Award recipient Jon DeArment ’97, President and COO of Channellock, Inc. The honor recognizes an individual’s outstanding achievement as both civic and business leaders.

“All of us at Channellock work hard to remain competitive and to continuously improve and with that comes a lot of pressure,” said DeArment. “Gannon’s recognition of our efforts is very much appreciated.”

Channellock, Inc. is one of Crawford County’s leading employers, providing 350 full-time positions in the company’s two Meadville area facilities. Many DeArment family members have leadership roles within the family-owned company, which provides more than 130 different types of pliers and hand tools to a global market. 


1997

LEONARD “LEN” KABASINSKI, JR.

released his latest feature film, “Angel of Reckoning,” on May 7, 2016. He wrote, directed and produced the film, which is available on-demand and was released on DVD in October. “Angel of Reckoning” is Kabasinski’s tenth feature as a director. Kabasinski made his directorial debut with 2005’s “Swamp Zombies.” He is also well known as a fight choreographer, a skill that he brought to his own projects, such as “Apocalypse Female Warriors” and “Ninja: Prophecy of Death.” 

SANJAY SINGH '97M

was recognized by Corporate College and Cuyahoga Community College as one of Smart Business’ “SMART 50” executives in Northeast, Ohio. Singh is the president and chief executive officer of Roll- Kraft, a designer and manufacturer of rolled tooling for welded tube and pipe producers. 

1999

TIMOTHY J. BRUNO '04M

was included in the Erie Reader’s Class of 2016 40 Under 40. Bruno is great lakes regional chief for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. He is responsible for coordinating water policy issues with other Great Lakes states and provinces, for representing Pennsylvania's priorities on water use and water quality, and for prioritizing and managing funding for various Lake Erie water initiatives. 

2000

CHANEL M. COOK

was included in the Erie Reader’s Class of 2016 40 Under 40. Cook is the manager of outreach services for the Erie County Public Library where she is responsible for maintaining and developing local and regional partnerships. In addition to her work for Erie County, she’s also a 2015 graduate of the Jefferson Educational Society’s Erie County Civic Leadership Academy. 

CARLO FUDA

was included in the Erie Reader’s 2016 Class of 40 Under 40. Fuda has been on reality TV, he’s released his own music on iTunes and he’s worked for some of the world's largest science and technology firms. He is currently the marketing director for reCap. Fuda is an account manager for American International Relocation Solutions (AIReS), a full-service provider of global assignment management and relocation services. 

2001

JAMIE (MORATH) HEYNES

has been named account executive of Northwest Insurance Services, Erie. Heynes is responsible for managing property and casualty accounts, assisting sales consultants, coverage review and overall account management. 

SARAH M. KANE, MD

was the keynote speaker at Pennsylvania’s Smethport Area Junior-Senior High School’s commencement ceremony. Kane was the valedictorian of the Class of 1997 for her alma mater. Since 2014, she has been an obstetrics-gynecological physician with the Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky, that region’s leading health care provider. 

ANNA M. KEARNEY '01M

is coming out of retirement to serve as the interim superintendent for the Kane Area (Pennsylvania) School District. She had served as a teacher and school administrator for more than 30 years, 28 of those years in the St. Mary’s Area School District, and retired in 2014 after serving as the superintendent for six years. 

DENISE L. KOLIVOSKI, MBA '08M

participated in a presentation by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County as part of Gannon University’s Greek Series 200 at the Zurn Science Center. The presentation discussed mental health and the resources that are available for Gannon students. Kolivoski is the executive director. 

NICOLE (CONWAY) STAFFORD '02M

was recently named “The Outstanding PH Citizen of the Year.” She has pulmonary hypertension (PH), a disease of the blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the lungs, with no known cure. Since 2011 she has raised more than $120,000, with this year being the fourth year for the Nicole PHriends PHAssociation Golf Outing Scramble. 

2002

JAMES V. GALLAGHER, JR. '07M

has been named as superintendent of the Catholic Diocese of Erie Schools by The Most Rev. Lawrence T. Persico, bishop of the diocese. As superintendent, Gallagher will oversee aspects of school operation, including Catholic Identity, academic quality and budgeting. 

ROBERT C. LONSINGER

is now an assistant professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. 

REBECCA A. STYN '02M

was included in the Erie Reader's 2016 Class of 40 Under 40. Styn is the Foundation Director of the Regional Cancer Center where she’s responsible for leading their communications, marketing, fund development and community relations.

BRIAN K. YORKGITIS, D.O.

was appointed to the faculty at University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville as assistant professor of surgery in the division of acute care surgery. 

2003

JOHN R. STILLER '03M

has joined the Farmers National Bank of Emlenton, Pennsylvania as vice president, commercial loan officer. Stiller is responsible for developing and expanding business relationships in Crawford, Elk and Venango counties. Stiller currently serves as vice chairman of the Oil City Redevelopment Authority, vice chairman of the Oil City Salvation Army Finance Advisory Board, member of the Northwest Regional Pennsylvania Planning Commission Loan Committee and is a member of numerous area Chambers of Commerce. 

2006

STEVEN T. FLANDERS, PH.D. '06M

is a calculus teacher at Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh. He earned his doctorate in mathematics education at the University of Pittsburgh in 2014, where he previously taught as an assistant professor in the department of mathematics. He married Rebekah Ann Entwistle on June 23, 2007. 

MARISA A. MOKS UNGER '06M

is the 2016-2017 Erie County Poet Laureate.

NICOLE L. WETHLI

is one of the Erie Reader's 2016 40 Under 40. She is the assistant facilitator for Erie Together, a countywide, anti-poverty initiative launched in 2009 by Mercyhurst University, United Way of Erie County, and GECAC, where she leads several volunteer teams working to prevent and reduce poverty in Erie.

2007

JULIE M. BOYER '07M

is the new assistant principal at South St. Marys Street Elementary School, St. Marys, Pennsylvania. Boyer began her duties at the school in August and brings 22 years of experience as a first grade teacher to her new position. 

2008

AARON J. DEVALLANCE '08M

was promoted to service line director of Anesthesia Services for Penn Highlands Healthcare in central Pennsylvania. He was previously the director of anesthesia for Penn Highlands-DuBois. DeVallance spent 14 years of his career at PH DuBois and served on the heart center performance improvement team, medication management team, patient care operations council, and the value and analysis team. He has also served as the chairman of the surgical quality and safety team and as the co-leader of the customer satisfaction team. 

REBECCA (AIRGOOD) MILLER, PA-C '08M

has joined the medical staff at Penn Highlands Elk where she will see patients at QCare in Ridgway, Pennsylvania. She previously worked at FCI McKean in Bradford and for USP Terre Haute in Terre Haute, Indiana and also for Carle in Danville, Illinois. 

2009

AMANDA (FLICK) KOCHIRKA

was included in the Erie Reader's Class of 2016 40 Under 40. Kochirka is the business and technology commercialization consultant with Gannon University’s Small Business Development Center. She is also the co-chair for the Athena Circle of Trust, which works to facilitate the successes of emerging female leaders and entrepreneurs throughout the community.

HANNAH K. MCCARTHY '09M

is the recipient of the Duquesne University School of Education’s annual Sizemore Spirit Award for her work encouraging young people to pursue careers in education. McCarthy has been a teacher for 24 years, beginning as a history teacher at Arsenal Middle School, where she worked for 12 years before taking a position at Langley High School, followed by Brashear High School. McCarthy is on the executive council for the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers. 

SUSAN L. SZWAJNOWSKI '09M

is a supports coordinator/behavior specialist with Westmoreland Case Management/ CPC in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. 

2010

ANTHONY B. DIPASQUA

participated in a presentation by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County as part of Gannon University’s Greek Series 200, which discussed mental health and resources available for students. DiPasqua is the assistant director of Greek life and campus engagement at Gannon. 

BRANDON K. WILEY '13M

was included in the Erie Reader's Class of 2016 40 Under 40. Wiley has joined the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Erie as a counselor, and was previously a counselor with Corry Counseling Services in Erie County. He founded Opened Eyes, Erie in 2014, a non-profit counseling center that offers diversity awareness services to local schools and businesses, where he continues to serve as executive director.

ALEXANDRA L. WILLIAMS

is employed at St. Vincent Hospital, Erie, in the Neuro/ Cardiac ICU. 

BRITTANY ZABOROWSKI

will be a member of the Mars High School (Pennsylvania) Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016. She currently resides in Hawaii and works as a photographer. 

2011

RANDALL P. COLLING

was named to the All-Arena Defensive first team released by the Arena Football League (AFL). Colling recorded 19.5 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 16 regular-season games as a nose guard for the Cleveland Gladiators. The four- year AFL vet led Cleveland to a 56-52 victory at Los Angeles during the first round of the AFL playoffs, before falling to Arizona in the National Conference Championship. He has recorded 74 tackles and 14.5 sacks during his four- year arena career. 

RYAN M. FARRELL

was commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Farrell has been named the valedictorian of John Marshall Law School, Chicago. A native of DuBois, Pennsylvania, Farrell earned a Bachelor of arts in liberal Arts degree from Gannon. At John Marshall, he was a staff editor of the John Marshall Law Review and served as a teaching assistant, as well as in the Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic. He is considering positions with the U.S. Air Force and the Army JAG Corps, and plans to specialize in international and operational law. 

SAMUEL R. GELDMAKER '14M

is in his third season as an assistant coach with the Appomattox County High School’s varsity football team. He is now pursuing his passion: a career with the U.S. Navy as a cryptologic technician. 

AFRIM LATIFI '14M

was included in the Erie Reader’s Class of 2016 40 Under 40. Latifi is a licensed sales professional with Allstate Insurance. He is also the head coach for the Erie Admirals Soccer Club, as well as the assistant coach for Gannon’s women’s team. He previously served as the head coach for Villa Maria Academy High School, winning the PIAA class AA championship in 2015. 

DAVID J. REICHARD

is a math and special education teacher at Seneca Valley Senior High School in Harmony, Pennsylvania. He taught at Youngstown Christian School for one year, then went to Dubai with the World Scholars Cup Program to organize academic competitions throughout Europe and the Middle East, and most recently taught for three years in Montgomery County, Maryland. 

EVA M. SELKER, PA-C

has joined the staff at the Niobrara Community Hospital and the Rawhide Rural Health Clinic in Lusk, Wyoming as a clinical practitioner. 

2012

STEPHANIE J. DELUCA '12M

is the new curriculum, technology and innovation coordinator of South Fayette Township School District. She previously served as STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) facilitator at South Fayette Intermediate School. 

DOMENIC G. LOMBARDI, D.M.D.

graduated June 5 from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (LECOM) School of Dental Medicine in Bradenton, Florida with a doctor of medical dentistry degree, and has assumed the reins of Lombardi & McCamant Dental in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania. Lombardi will be working alongside Dr. Donald R. McCamant, whose uncle founded the practice 84 years ago. 

KAITLIN M. MUSLOE

is an estate paralegal for the Knox Law Firm.

LIAM L. NADLER

received an invite to the New York Jets rookie mini-camp. He threw for 21 TDs as a redshirt freshman in 2012, and completed 186 of 337 passes for 2,641, throwing 24 TDs with six interceptions his senior year. Nadler earned Division II All-America honors three times and is Gannon’s all-time leader in completions (851), passing yards (11,160) and pass completion percentage (58.2). He also owns Gannon records for 300-yard games (16), passing touchdowns (82) and total offensive yards (11,863). His mark of 111 total TDs is another Gannon record. 

2015

RICHARD B. AUSTIN

is continuing his academic and athletic career at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. In addition to playing basketball for his new Knights, Austin will also be working toward his master’s degree. Newcastle currently competes in the British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) Division 1 North and National Basketball League (NBL) Division 3 North. Last year, the team competed for premiership status and won a national double during its inaugural NBL season. 

ADAM M. BLAZEK

will play his second professional season in Canada with a new team, the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans. He played his 2015-16 rookie season in the NBL Canada for the Niagara River Lions. 

ROBERT G. FISCUS '15M

was named the City of Sharon’s interim city manager. He currently serves as the fire chief and code director, and had previously served as acting city manager five years ago. He has since earned a master’s degree in public administration from Gannon University. 

Fraternity Brothers Reunite

Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, Gamma Rho Brothers Tom Waldron ’64, Msgr. Henry Kreigel ’66  and Joe Cooley ’64

Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, Gamma Rho brothers at Gannon reunited Sept. 23-25 to meet and get to know the current brothers. Over 50 brothers attended, allowing the alumni to meet the high-caliber students attracted to the Gamma Rho Chapter, guaranteeing a bright future for the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. 

Marriages

Maura E. Corless '13 married Joseph P. Caulfield '13 on Aug. 13, 2016.

Mallory L. Croston '09 married Ross Donalson on Aug. 6, 2016.

Amy E. Duchnowski '10C married Kyle S. Floeck on April 2, 2016.

Abbey M. Heberlein '06, '11M married Patrick Senger on Nov. 8, 2014.

Eric G. LaPrice '94, '97C, '99M married Jessica Healy on Aug. 13, 2016.

Amanda M. Rusnak '14 married Jeremy J. Spaeder '14 on May 21, 2016.

Births

a son, Nicholas Robert Antrilli (born Sept. 12, 2016 ) to Ryan (Morris) ‘03 and Matthew Antrilli ’03. He joins older sisters Raegan Lynn (8), Riley Jane (4), Rayna Marie (2), and Matthew Dennis (6).

a daughter, Audrey Susan Bair (born May 26, 2016) to Tricia L. (Dituro) Bair '07 and her husband, Patrick.

a daughter, Mariah Kay Washington (born July 5, 2016) to Kathleen M. Cahill '11 and Patrick Washington '09. Mariah joins big sister, Arianna (2).

a daughter, Caroline Ray Jenkins (born April 3, 2016) to Ashley (Skotarczak) Jenkins '05 and her husband, Benjamin.

a son, Zachary Edward Simmerman (born Aug. 23, 2016) to Stephanie (Siar) Simmerman '01 and her husband, Jason. Zachary joins big sisters Alexis (12) and Norah (5).

In Memoriam

Alumni

Andrew T. Antolik ’83

John W. Armbruster ’54

John E. Auer ’53

Grace L. Baginski, D.D.S. ’74

Gordon R. Beeman ’57

James E. Beveridge, Esq. ’54

Edwin J. Bianco ’59

Rev. Msgr. William E. Biebel, V.F. ’57

Harold L. Blaisdell ’56

Jo Chetoni Blass ’69VMC

Joanne M. Borek ’91

Gerald J. Bova ’57

Dennis E. Brumagin ’77

Joseph C. Bruncsak ’64

Frank A. Budny ’71

Joseph J. Cappetta ’70

Frederick J. Carberry ’58

Bruno A. Caserta ’71

Kevin P. Conway ’79

Louis J. Critelli, Jr. ’65

William J. Czartoryski ’70

Anthony W. DeGroot ’81

William L. Deluca, Sr. ’56

Robert A. Dennin ’71

Sister Antonia Domeracki, S.S.J. ’61VMC

Michael D. Doran ’63

George R. Drushel ’56

Roxine A. Edwards ’70

Paul J. Eiswerth ’67

Janet A. Faraone ’87

Viki L. Feidler ’88

Russell W. Ferrie ’65

Santo G. Fioretti, D.P.M. ’78

Joseph R. Franklin ’79M

Edward W. Garnow ND

Max D. Gill ’69 

Sister Ann L. Grandinetti, S.S.J. ’68VMC

Sister Rita Groner ’63VMC

Erich W. Gunther ’83

Wanda Jakubowski Habas ’49VMC

Robert E. Hall ’51

Jorn G. Hansen ’66, ’68M

William E. Heinlein, Ed.D. ’73

Robert E. Hoffman ’48

Thomas C. Hoffman ’51

Jeffrey D. Hunter ’73

Thomas J. Jansen ’50

Mary Kieffer Kinsell ’74VMC

Richard J. Krahe ’49

Edward H. Kuhar ’64

Darryl A. Langshaw ’01, ’02M

Ann Albright Lee ’04M

Edward E. Leofsky ’77

Patrick R. Lillis ’62

Linda Supon Lindberg ’70VMC

Edward P. Lynch ’65

George L. Madden ’47

Helen M. Micco, Ph.D. ’71M

Stephen D. Miller ’84

Mary Wheeler Morell ND

Mary R. Mott ’78M

Jerome J. Muck ’60

John B. Nash, Ph.D. ’54

David J. Nawrocki ’60, ’69M

Lemoyne R. Nelson ’93

Richard T. Nowak, Sr. ’66

Michael J. O'Polka ’68

Michael J. Palermo ’95

Carol Pavlinko ’66VMC

Joseph A. Piazza ’52

Bernadette Zondlo Potosnak ’66VMC

Craig V. Reichert ’78

John T. Ross ’62

Dolores J. Sarafinski, Ph.D ’50VMC

Mary Schneider Sayers ’64VMC

Carol Rogers Schaper ’75VMC

Thomas C. Schuyler, III ’67

Fred J. Simonelli ’70

Charles R. Smith, III ’84

James E. Spoden ’50

Rev. Msgr. Richard J. Sullivan ’53

Florence Bargberio Susi ’63VMC

Forest R. Taylor ’72

Clifton C. Thompson, Jr. ’65

Kathleen E. Thompson ’97

Marlene Collins Valentine ’62VMC

Henry Van Hoff ’65

John H. Wiand ’62

Grace McMullen Zoffness ’52VMC

 

Parents and Friends

Merchie Calabrese

Charles Catania

Marlia E. Coates

Elma King Dascanio

Nancy I. Davis, Ed.D.

Hugh Dougan

Joseph R. Flatley

John B. Ginader

Evelyn M. Humbert

David M. Huzinec

James Patrick (Pat) Karle

James R. Kelvington, Ph.D.

Rev. Robert J. Levis, Ph.D.

John W. Masterson

Claire G. Moody

Anthony J. Nania, Ph.D.

Thomas S. Ostrowski, Ph.D.

Miguel A. Sague

Donald J. Shaffer

Ronald C. Shepard

Walter W. Spiller

Lisa Z. Victor