Notes, Marriages, Births and Memoriam

Alumni from the class of 2008 celebrate at the wedding of one of the former classmates. (Row 1; L-R) Elizabeth (Hudson) Longo, Miles McFall (in the picture), Rebecca (Fresch) Kurtz, Katie Gabelman (Row 2; L-R) Katie (Trapp) Koch, Kelly Fennessy, Ed Koch, Chris Watson, Brian Kurtz, Lacey Johnson

A Message from Gannon University Alumni Association President

To me, Family = Gannon.

Having met my wife, Rebecca, at Gannon during our first months on campus, 12 years, one wedding in the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel, and one 15-month old daughter later, well, you get the idea.

The same goes for our closest friends, our Gannon family, with whom we celebrate holidays, birthdays and more. They are all part of our family, one that wouldn’t exist without Gannon.

For others, family can mean a legacy, oftentimes second- or third-generation Gannon alumni. That legacy is the basis of the Alumni Association Endowed Legacy “Power” Scholarship given each year to children of alumni to attend Gannon University.

This endowed scholarship is partly funded by charitable contributions through relationships with businesses that provide discounts through the Alumni Benefits Program. Services include real estate sales and acquisitions, moving and storage, auto and home insurance and long-term care insurance.

I’ve had the pleasure of serving on the National Alumni Board for the past six years, the last two as President. While this article marks the end of my term, the work of the Board to share Gannon’s legacy with alumni around the globe will flourish under the leadership of President-elect Greg Czarnecki ’89 and Alumni Services Director Nancy Bird. 

Visit gannonalumni.org for more information on alumni events near you, the Alumni Benefits Program, Endowed Legacy “Power” Scholarship, and to share what Gannon means to your family.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your Gannon Family.

Brian Kurtz ‘08

President, Gannon University Alumni Association

1967

RAYMOND A. GRAECA retired as the Chief Executive Officer of Penn Highlands Healthcare as of June 30, 2016. Graeca has been in the health services and hospital administration for 43 years, with the majority of that career at the helm of DuBois Regional Medical Center and Penn Highlands Healthcare.

1968

CHARLES A. PORA recently had his fifth book published. "Why We Never Had Dates" is a collection of 32 humorous and serious short stories about growing up in Erie in the ‘60s.

1969

GLORIA B. EBRATT-WELSH  '74M has retired as an early childhood psychologist with Cuyahoga County, Ohio. She is enjoying traveling, gardening and photography. She also does scale miniatures and belongs to several clubs where she teaches classes.

1971

SISTER MARY DREXLER, S.S.J. VMC is a 2016 honoree of the Mercy Center for Women's "Women Making History." Sister Drexler is retiring this year as the principal at Villa Maria Academy. She serves on the Board of Trustees at Gannon University and has taught the importance of education, spirituality and philanthropy.

DANIEL R. MARTIN
KEVIN R. SULLIVAN, ESQ.
DAVID P. WEIGOLD
ROBERT P. BARKER '72
THOMAS W. DOLLINGER, ESQ. '72
LAWRENCE E. MCHUGH '72
DENNIS R. NOBLE '72
PATRICK R. CASEY '73

a few Delta Sig brothers recently got together for a round of golf in Arizona.

Front (L-R): Martin, McHugh, Dollinger, Sullivan
Back (L-R): Noble, Casey, Barker, Martin

1972

EDWARD M. GABRIEL was a guest speaker at St. Bonaventure University where he discussed the instability in the Middle East and the role the United States might play there today. Gabriel is a former ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco and has extensive background in international affairs, having convened multilateral policy forums involving national security, environmental trade and energy issues. He has been involved in matters of Russian and European nuclear non-proliferation and safety, and has been active in advising the United States government on Mideast policy matters. Gabriel served as the U.S. ambassador to Morocco from November 1997 to March 2001. Prior to his government service, he was president and CEO of the Madison Public Affairs Group Inc., one of the top 10 public affairs firms in Washington, D.C. He currently serves as president and CEO of the American Task Force for Lebanon, co-chair of the American School of Tangier, and is a member of the boards of AMIDEAST, the Arab American National Museum and The Keystone Center.

1975

DENNIS F. GALLETTA Ph.D. '78M received the Association for Information Systems LEO Award in December. Galletta is a professor of business administration in the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. He is also director of the school's doctoral program. The LEO award recognizes outstanding individuals in the field of information systems. All recipients are scholars or practitioners who have made a global impact on the field and who are well-regarded by their peers within and outside their field. Galletta studies human factors of electronic commerce and behavioral security, such as passwords and online advertising. He has published at least four books, 47 peer-reviewed journal articles and 50 peer-reviewed conference publications.

1976

SUSAN (HAHN) PRITCHARD VMC has retired after 25 years as a clinical dietitian in the state of Pennsylvania.

1977

CARL M. CARLOTTI, ESQ. has been named president of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, the utility segment of National Fuel Gas Company. He joined the company in 1985 and has been senior vice president since December 2007 and head of the Pennsylvania Division since 1993.

1978

DAVID A. BERNATOWICZ received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio, in August.

PATRICK M. HOGAN recently finished co-driving the 24 Hours of Daytona Classic at the Daytona Speedway. Driving a 1976 Dekon Monza, he finished 10th overall and third in his class. There were over 200 competitors from all over the world driving historic sports cars from different eras, ranging from 1962 to 2012.

1979

DENNIS J. DONOHUE '79M was named chief innovation officer for Cultiva, N.A. in Salinas, Calif. He was previously the longtime president of Royal Rose, LLC. Donohue is also the former mayor Salinas and plans to become a candidate for the Monterey County Board of Supervisors.

1980

JOHN C. STEHR celebrated 40 years in broadcasting this year. After working for WJET-TV and WSEE-TV in Erie while still at Gannon, Stehr’s career has also taken him to WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, MI; WISH-TV in Indianapolis; KUTV in Salt Lake City; and CNBC and CBS News in New York. He is currently lead anchor at WTHR in Indianapolis, where he marked his 20th anniversary this summer.

1982

WILLIAM J. DOAN, Ph.D. and Terry Giles, Ph.D. have co-authored "The Story of Naomi-The Book of Ruth."  Doan is a professor of theatre at Penn State, is a playwright, solo performer and illustrator, and is currently working on a graphic novel. Giles is a professor of theology at Gannon University. The two have previously co-authored "Prophets, Performance, and Power" (2005) and "Twice Used Songs" (2009).

GINA L. MORGENSTEIN is running for local office in Wallingford, Conn. She is a physician assistant with ProHealth Physicians, and the founder of Democratic Women of Wallingford and Up with Downtown Wallingford.

PATRICK W. SCHMITT, D.O. has been named medical director of the new Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital, a joint venture of Cleveland Clinic and Select Medical. The 60-bed, adult inpatient rehabilitation hospital next to Cleveland Clinic's Avon, Ohio medical campus offers comprehensive rehabilitation treatment for patients with complex neurological, medical and musculoskeletal disabilities.

1983

WANDA (PRICE) FILER, M.D., MBA, FAAFP assumed the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) on September 30. Filer is a family physician in York, Pa. In October 2014, the Congress of Delegates, the AAFP's governing body, chose Filer as president-elect. The AAFP represents 120,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. Filer has a clinical practice at Family First Health, a federally qualified health center with offices in York and Adams counties.

1985

MARGARET (ENGLISH) AVALLONE, R.N. VMC has helped develop a screencast designed to educate and better prepare nurses caring for Parkinson's disease patients in order to minimize preventable, adverse outcomes for those patients. Avallone is an assistant professor of nursing and baccalaureate program director at the Rutgers School of Nursing - Camden.

TINA (CICCHETTI) DONIKOWSKI retired from GE Transportation on October 30, after a 38-year career. She began in 1977 as a stenographer and retired as vice president of the global locomotive business.

ORLANDO V. FULGENZIO, III has been named vice president and manager of consumer marketing at First National Bank of PA.

KIMBERLY (MORMUR) MORITZ has been appointed superintendent of Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District in New York. She was the superintendent in the Randolph Central School District in Cattaraugus County, N.Y. for the past seven years. She previously served as assistant superintendent and high school principal in the Gowanda Central School District, principal at Randolph High School, assistant principal at Frontier Middle School, and as a business and Spanish teacher in the Pine Valley Central School District in northern Chautauqua County, N.Y.

MARK G. TROMBETTA, M.D. is the lead author of the recently released textbook "Brachytherapy: An International Perspective." The textbook provides a comprehensive look at one of the oldest forms of cancer treatment, which involves injecting radioactive material directly into a tumor without damaging healthy cells. The book includes European and American guidelines on the use of the technology. Trombetta is the system director of clinical programs at the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute and professor of radiation oncology at Drexel University.

1986

DANIEL J. BORGIA, Ph.D. '86M has been appointed as the next dean of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. Borgia is currently associate dean and professor of finance for the College of Business and Economics at the University of Idaho. As chief academic officer for the Wehle School of Business, Borgia is charged with building on the school's existing strengths while positioning the school for a strong and successful future. Additionally, he is responsible for developing new academic experiences that prepare students for success in a global marketplace, as well as leading efforts to broaden and diversify the business school faculty and student body. He will begin his new position at Canisius College on July 11.

BERNARD J. SHERRY, II has been appointed to oversee Ascension Health's operations in the state of Wisconsin, including Columbia St. Mary's, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and Ministry Health Care. The combined systems employ more than 24,000 people. Sherry is the chief operating officer of St. Thomas Health in Nashville, Tenn., which is also a member of Ascension Health.

1987

ARNALDO A. D'AMBROSIA has been named vice president for university advancement at the University of Detroit Mercy. D'Ambrosio will be responsible for leading the university's development, alumni relations and communications programs in order to build awareness and secure the philanthropic resources necessary to sustain and advance its mission. He most recently held the position of vice president for alumni relations and advancement at Northwood University in Midland, Mich., for the past six years.

DINA (TALIERCIO) SCRIBNER is the director of marketing and events at Sarah Reed Senior Living Center in Erie.

1988

KENNETH A. LINDBERG '88M was awarded the prestigious Winston Donaldson Community Service Award at the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting. The award recognizes an employee for voluntary participation in church, civic, school, hospital or cooperative-related activities that benefit the community. Lindberg volunteers with many community organizations, but is most noted for his participation on the Northwestern REC golf fundraising committee, on which he helped raise over $112,000 over the last 11 years. Lindberg is vice president of human resources at the Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.

1989

JEFFREY P. HEIN, M.D. was inducted into the Quigley Catholic High School, Pa. Hall of Fame during the "Passport to Paris" gala event held on Oct. 9. Hein is a family physician with Heritage Valley Medical Group Inc. in Beaver, Pa.

JAMES F. STEVENSON has been named as PNC Bank N.A.'s regional president for northwestern Pennsylvania. Stevenson is currently market director for PNC Corporate Banking in the region and will continue in that role as he assumes his new position.

1990

DANIEL D. HAIBACH has been promoted to chief operating officer of Kettering Physician Network. Haibach will be responsible for the operations of all of the network's clinics, driving strategy and leading operational plans and fiscal efficiencies. He most recently served as executive director of physician partnership services for the network.

KIMBERLY (WASHOK) JONES has been promoted to director of engineering and public works for the town of Bluffton, S.C. She will supervise three divisions: engineering, storm water management and public works. She most recently served as the director of the storm water management division for the town.

BRADLEY T. ROAE is seeking the Republican nomination for a sixth term as the 6th District seat in the state House of Representatives. He was first elected in 2006 and currently serves on the House Finance, Human Services, Insurance and State Government committees.

DEACON STEPHEN J. WASHEK '05M was appointed to the position of deputy director of L'Arche USA.

1992

RITA L. BRIODY is an IT analyst in the enterprise program management office of Erie Insurance Group. Briody is a member of the team on innovation, and research and development, that is responsible for shaping a new discipline at Erie Insurance Group. Some of their recent successes include having a special relationship with Google Glass’ at-work program, which gained Erie Insurance the top spot on the "Insurance Networking News" website's "Five hottest Carriers in Insurance Technology." The team received an invitation to share their ideas and meet with partners at Google and X, previously Google X, in San Francisco; were invited to learn about HP's "the machine" at HP’s innovation garage; have interacted with Stanford University's design school; and received mention on the "Insurance Networking News" website’s "Top 8 Insurance Internet of Things Projects."

DARON C. PRAETZEL, D.M.D. served 13 years on active duty with the U.S. Air Force and was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom as a facial trauma surgeon. He is currently a colonel in the Air Force IMA Reserves at Little Rock AFB, and is part of the facial trauma team at CHI St. Vincent for Hot Springs, Ark. and the surrounding community. Praetzel is the owner of Arkansas Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Arkansas Center for Surgical Excellence, Alivah Marketing, and founder of the FACES Foundation.

1993

TRACEY MCCANTS LEWIS, ESQ. was honored by the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh with an annual Racial Justice Award for her efforts to promote racial equality. Lewis is an assistant professor of clinical legal education at Duquesne University.

JEAN (PASCARELLA) TRUMAN, PH.D. '93M has been promoted to associate professor of nursing and granted tenure at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.  She is the coordinator of the associate of science in nursing program and also teaches in the RN-BSN program.

1994

REV. MARK R. JUCHTER graduated from the Fort Hood Family Life Chaplain Training Center and received a masters degree in marriage and family therapy from Texas A&M Central Texas on Dec. 12. The Family Life Chaplain Training Center is staffed with specially trained chaplains and provides counseling services to the Fort Hood community. Juchter was one of only two Air Force chaplains to be selected to this program in 2014. Juchter spent 18 months and over 500 hours in field education (counseling) at Fort Hood. Juchter has been assigned to be a teacher at the Air Force Chaplain Corps College (AFCCC), a training center for chaplains and chaplain assistants at Fort Jackson, S.C.

THOMAS R. KALKA, JR. is the owner of Sergeant's Fitness Concepts. He previously served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer and graduated from the Air Assault and Airborne Schools.

ERIC G. LAPRICE, '97C, '99M has been busy in his new job as the district ranger of the Western Divide Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. In addition to the day-to-day complexities, the rangers experienced a busy fire season on the Sequoia. LaPrice participated in a helicopter reconnaissance flight over a cabin fire; he got to see the Very Large Air Tanker (VLAT) in operation; and gave briefings on the Rough Fire. He was also a featured guest on the Jan. 15 episode of the Rose Colombo show on the Freedomizer Radio Network. He was interviewed about his coffee table photography book, “Best Foot Forward.”

1995

MATTHEW P. BRUNO, USAF has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, effective Feb. 1, 2016. The ceremony and reception took place at the Embassy of the United States of America in Stockholm, Sweden. Present at the ceremony were Bruno's wife Sarah and children Mark, Sean, Luke and Zoey. Also, present were members of the Embassy staff along with representatives from the Swedish Government and Armed Forces. Lt. Col. Bruno has served as Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation Sweden with U.S. European Command J5/8 Stockholm Sweden, Embassy of the United States of America in Stockholm, Sweden, since July 2015. He has served in the military for 15 years.

1996

JESSICA (SHALTES) RODDY has joined the staff at WESTARM Physical Therapy's school-based rehab program.  Roddy will provide physical therapy and occupational therapy to special needs students in the Lower Burrell, Pa. area school districts.

1997

SANJAY SINGH '97M has been promoted to president for Roll-Kraft, Inc. in Mentor, Ohio.

1998

SCOTT M. GRAVES has been hired as the new IT recruiter for Matrix Medical Network in Scottsdale, Ariz.

1999

ALLEN L. BONACE, RN '99M has served for the past 10 years as adjunct faculty for the Villa Maria School of Nursing at Gannon. He was recently promoted to vice president for special projects at Saint Mary's Home of Erie. He was the director of nursing for Saint Mary's at Asbury Ridge for the past 12 years.

JOHN E. FLANAGAN has been hired as the new director of the Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction, Colo. Before assuming his new duties, he worked for more than three years as chief operating officer of Title I and workforce programs for Northwest Pennsylvania CareerLink, which serves a six-county region with a combined workforce of more than 400,000 employees. Prior to that, he served as executive director of the International Institute of Erie, which offers resettlement services for refugees, and as senior project manager for Allegheny County, Pa. in managing various projects and services for senior citizens.

2001

DENISE L. KOLIVOSKI '08M was presented with The Nonprofit Partnership's first place award for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County's Annual Report in their Annual Report Contest. Kolivoski is NAMI's executive director and was one of several scholarship winners from the Erie Advertising Club.

LEE T. SARKIS '04M
MEGAN (HALLOCK) SARKIS

Megan Sarkis was voted the 2015 State University at New York College Admissions Professionals (SUNYCAP) Professional of the Year. This award recognizes the SUNYCAP professional whose efforts throughout the past year have exemplified the best of the admissions profession. She was also elected as the 2016 president of SUNYCAP. She has worked at The College at Brockport, SUNY since 2007 as the assistant director of undergraduate admissions.

Lee Sarkis was named general manager of Dick's Sporting Goods in Greece, N.Y. He started working for Dick's Sporting Goods in 2006 as a golf professional, and has since risen through the ranks as sales lead, department manager, assistant store manager and general manager. They reside in Rochester, N.Y. with their two children Joseph (8) and Eliza (3).

2002

ROBERT I. CALLAHAN was appointed as Ohio University's first director of dual enrollment programs in 2015. He was tasked with implementing the State of Ohio's new College Credit Plus legislation, along with providing oversight and direction for all dual enrollment related activities at the university.

ALISON A. FREEMAN has joined the faculty at Pfeiffer University as an assistant professor of nursing. She is a certified nursing and healthcare educator who worked most recently for Stanly Regional Medical Center in Albemarle, N.C.

ROBERT “ROB” C. LONSINGER has earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho. For his doctoral work, he was awarded the University of Idaho alumni association's Award for Excellence and the department of fish and wildlife sciences' Outstanding Graduate Student Award. He recently began a post-doctoral research position at New Mexico State University.

2005

JAMES E. BARR, JR. has been named a partner at the Erie accounting firm of DeMarco Wachter & Co.  Barr, who holds an MBA, has been associated with the firm since 2014, working as an external controller.

THOMAS E. GREISHAW was recognized in the January/February issue of American Jail Association as one of the "35 under 35," highlighting the best corrections professionals under the age of 35 who are making a positive impact on the profession early in their career. He is the director of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections' Office of County Inspections and Services. The office is responsible for inspecting Pennsylvania county prisons that are not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections.

ERIN R. HOUSTON, PH.D. took over as executive director of the Shenango Valley Urban League as of September. In May, Houston finished her Ph.D. in instructional management and leadership from Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pa.

GEOFFREY W. HUSTED was among the 2016 inductees into the Gannon University Athletics Hall of Fame. Husted is considered one of Gannon's men’s basketball all-time best post players. He is the program's fifth-leading career scorer (1,620), while also ranking third in free throws made (431), fifth in games played (115), sixth in rebounds (853), sixth in blocked shots (93) and seventh in field goals made (589). Husted helped Gannon to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances (2002-05), and earned All-Region and All-Conference recognition three times. After Gannon, Husted played professionally in the NBA Developmental League, the Continental Basketball Association and overseas. Husted is currently an operations supervisor for Marathon Petroleum.

MICHAEL W. WILT, PA-C '06M has joined the cardiology services team at Cole Memorial Medical Group's cardiology office located in Coudersport, Pa.

2006

CATHLEEN J. CUBELIC '06C has worked in education her entire career and is currently director of curriculum, instruction and assessment at the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV, an agency that serves school districts in Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania. She has been honored with the 2015 President's Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, which recognizes leaders in the field for contributions to the organization and public education. She has served in the association throughout her career and has been named Western Region president and supervision committee member.

MEGAN (KLASS) JULIUS has been promoted to Vice President of the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber (PNRC). The PNRC supports 1,100 businesses and organizations that employ nearly 24,000 employees. The footprint of The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce covers three counties, Allegheny, Beaver and Butler and 16 municipalities. Julius has been with the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber since 2013. In her new role, she will oversee all marketing and event efforts, as well as work with the education and strategic planning committees.

2007

KIMBERLY A. PETROSKY is employed as a research integrity analyst with the Pennsylvania State University Office for Research Protections.

AARON C. REA '07M has been hired as the new principal for the Osborne Elementary School in the Quaker Valley School District in Pennsylvania. He was previously the assistant principal at O'Hara Elementary School in the Fox Chapel Area School District in Pennsylvania.\

JESSICA L. SANTAVY has been hired as the development director for the Olancho Aid Foundation.

ERIN H. SCHMIDT-WRIGHT '07M, '10C, '11C has been hired as the assistant principal for Carson Middle School in the North Allegheny School District. Wright is currently a unit principal at Mt. Lebanon High School. She has also been an assistant to the principal, a teacher and a coach at Keystone Oaks Middle School, all in Pennsylvania.

2009

AMANDA (FLICK) KOCHIRKA has received certification from Growth Wheel, a visual toolbox that aids startup and growth companies in decision-making and action planning. She is a business consultant at Gannon University's Small Business Development Center, and is the only consultant in the northwest quadrant of the state certified to use the comprehensive business evaluation and planning tool that helps startup and early-stage companies find short-term goals and focus on manageable aspects of their businesses.

NICHOLAS G. PRONKO '09M has been appointed manager of internal communications at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie. He previously served in communications and marketing at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

NATHAN R. ZIEGLER '11M is a manufacturing production specialist in Erie.

2010

MICHAEL S. RODGERS has moved to Nashville to pursue his career as a musical performer. Since moving to “Music City USA,” he has played on Broadway, the main drag in the city, at the Tequila Cowboy and Tin Roof Broadway, among others. He has also recorded two albums. Rodgers performs as a one-man band, singing, picking guitar and triggering a tambourine and a bass drum with foot pedals. When he is not performing, Rodgers works at a local coffee shop in Franklin, Tenn.

2011

ABBY M. BADACH is now a senior marketing communications specialist at Erie Insurance Group.

RYAN M. FARRELL Commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps.

AMANDA L. ROCHE has completed a surgical residency at Norwalk Hospital/Yale School of Medicine and is currently working as a surgical physician assistant in Orange, Conn.

BARRY C. WILSON is currently employed with the Hermitage Police Department in Pennsylvania.

2012

ALEXANDRIA DELPIOMBO has joined the coaching staff at Bowling Green State University as an assistant volleyball coach and recruiting coordinator.

MICHAEL J. J. MARCHE was one of four new police officers sworn in for the City of Erie. Marche formerly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and most recently worked as a police officer for the Corry Police Department since March 2015.

IAN D. RAE is employed at NLMK in Hermitage, Pa. as an electrical engineer.

BRITTANY N. RAKARICH will be attending Drexel University in the spring of 2016 pursing a Master of Science degree in nursing with a concentration in nursing education and faculty role.

BRITTANY R. YECK is employed as an outpatient physical therapist in Erie.

2013

LAURA M. BODDE '14M is an occupational therapist at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

ZACHARY P. GARVEY '13M is a physical therapist with Lycoming Physical Therapy in Montoursville, Pa. 

2014

ALLISON L. BLAKELEY '14M recently traveled to Vellore, India- 8,517 miles from Sandusky, Ohio- for a church mission trip to help people in an orphanage run by the Catholic Church, leading a group of Gannon’s occupational therapy students. Blakeley is a physical therapist at Firelands Regional Medical Center.

ANDREW M. BOYD was recently instituted into the ministry of acolyte at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pa. An acolyte is appointed to aid a deacon, minister to a priest at the altar, and as a special minister to give Holy Communion to the faithful at Mass and to the sick. Acolytes may also expose the Eucharist for public adoration in the absence of a priest or deacon.

SHELBY C. DAVISON, PA-C has joined Penn Highlands Elk's medical staff. Davison will see patients at the QCare facility in Ridgway, Pa.

BALDEMAR GONZALEZ has been working as a paralegal for the United States Capitol Police in Washington, D.C. for almost one year. He will enter Columbia University’s law school in the fall.

JABULANI NEWBY was invited to attend the Raptors 905 training camp, an NBA Developmental League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors.

JAMIE N. SCHROTER '14M is a physical therapist at Hertel and Brown Physcial Therapy in Erie.

JAIME L. VERNOCY '14C has been hired as the new principal for Bradford Woods Elementary School in Pennsylvania. Vernocy was previously serving as an elementary principal in the North Clarion County School District in Clarion County.

2015

ADAM M. BLAZEK is in his first season in the National Basketball League of Canada as a point guard with the Niagara River Lions.

ALEX BOHMAN is the marketing coordinator at National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County.

ALEXANDRA J. BROCK returned to her alma mater, Elk County Catholic High School, as a guest speaker in the human anatomy and physiology class to give a lecture on infectious diseases more commonly found on college campuses. She explained different diseases such as influenza, the common cold and mononucleosis.

JUSTINE RODRIGUES is a member of the Guyana Women's National Soccer Team and is attempting to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Rodrigues has been a member of the Guyana National Women's Soccer Team since she was 16.

Marriages

Bridget Anne Cole '11 married Joshua Frederick Wahl on May 23, 2015.

Diane M. Corey '09 married Aaron Bourne on Oct. 10, 2015.

Amy E. Duchnowski '13 married Kyle S. Floeck on April 2, 2016.

Meredith Nicole Lilly '10 married Daniel Ryan Long on May 9, 2015.

Rashida A. Mithani '04 married Jonathan L. Brown on Oct. 5, 2013.

Victoria Lynn Mottern '03 married Larry Gilchrist on Aug. 15, 2015.

Erik John Nesbit '14M married April Yeelam Hung on May 23, 2015. 

Lisa Robin Peretich '11 married John William Cole on Aug. 22, 2015.

Tiffany Nicole Thompson '14M married Levi Adam Overdorff on Sept. 12, 2015. 

Andrea C. Verobish '09, '11M married Donald P. Verobish, Jr. on Nov. 7, 2015.

Births

a son, Lucas David Lapiska (born on March 16, 2016) to Julie (Coppolo) Lapiska '05 and Andrew M. Lapiska '09M

a daughter, Caroline Danielle Lloyd (born on April 15, 2015) to Brandan E. '98 and Sherri (Turner) Lloyd, PA-C '98. She joins big sisters Mary and Addie and big brother Jack.

a daughter, Julia Elisabeth Osborne (born on Feb. 7, 2015) to Heidi Chew Osborne '99M and her husband, Mark. Julia joins older brother William Ryan, and older sisters Susannah Marie and April Claire.

a daughter, Emmylou Rose Singh (born on Feb. 19, 2015) to Sanjay Singh '97M and his wife, Erin H. Holston Singh, Ph.D. She joins older sister, Adan.

In Memoriam

Alumni                                                         

Robert K. Allen ’86
Michael J. Andrae ’66
Donald J. Arents ’64 
Almarie B. Arneman ’99C
Mary Scanlon Backus ’33VMC
Donna Pike Barton ’88
Vernon D. Bible, Esq. ’51
William B. Biroscak ’78
Donald P. Blair, CPA ’60
James R. Blakely ’53
Darla J. Bondurant ’91
Amy L. Brookhouser ’00
R. Douglas Bubna ’74
Daniel H. Burt ’52 
William C. Buseck ’53
Richard T. Cardo ’65
Richard L. Cassidy ’57
Monte M. Chesko ’60
James M. Condon ’54
Harold K. Copeland ’70
Russell J. Crowner ’77
Paul M. Deluca ’84
Daniel D. Demmer, D.D.S. ’59
Anthony J. Denny ’64
Stephanie Diplacido ’69VMC, ’71M
Joseph J. Dicorpo ’57
Patrick A. Doyle ’04
Douglas P. Dundon ’73
Wilfred J. Erb ’49
Rosemary Sciamanda Fanning ’67VMC
Anthony A. Farnell ’71M
Thomas Flaherty, USMC ’66
Frederick G. Flynn, D.O. ‘69
Anthony B. Foffi ’54
Margaret Power Fogle ’49VMC
Patricia Hohman Formichella ’78VMC
Earl N. French ’52
Mary Eisenman Gillespie ND ’37VMC
Rev. Ronald E. Gmerek ’67
M. Fletcher Gornall, Esq. ’48
Paul J. Greenaway ’80
Kathlyn Stephens Griffin ’42VMC
Donald W. Grieshober, Esq. ’53
Wilbur C. Grubbs ’56
Leonard L. Grucza ’62
Joan Marsh Guerrein ’49VMC
Ronald V. Haibach ’59
James M. Haller ’60
Joseph P. Halloran ’99M
Elizabeth M. Hannold, Ph.D. ’86, ’96M
Debra Kondratic Harris ’82
Daniel A. Hatton ’58
Mary L. Hayes ’83, ’86M
Raymond L. Heidt ’59
Marilyn E. Hess, Ph.D. ’46VMC
Rev. Thomas S. Hoderny ’79
Christopher A. Horning ’92
Thomas Hughey ’71
Mary Curry Hyman ’46VMC
John R. Jolley, USA (Ret.) ’61
Robert D. Jolls ’73
Thomas R. Kaminski ’65
Henry J. Kanyar, Jr. ’55      
John C. Lillis ’53
Katherine A. Lopes ’78
Sister Mary I. Lunger ’65VMC
Robert T. Mack ’51
William A. Maneval ’48
Douglas J. Mathias ’70
James D. McCloskey ’69
Kathleen McCoy ’89
Lynn E. McLean ’52
Irene Bielak McPherson ’40VMC
Robert P. Meshanko ’66
Sister Margaret J. Mokes ’57VMC  
Richard E. Nagy ’69
William K. Ogilvie ’61
Joseph D. Pault ’58
Edward L. Place ’55
John R. Prus ’84M      
Larry J. Pustelak ’85
Maren Schmidt Rectenwald ’65VMC    
Katherine Sheridan Riley ’42VMC
Betty Brann Robbins ’74VMC
Cathy A. Robinson ’96, ’97, ’10M
Joseph D. Rovnak ’57
Barbara Corwin Ryden ’61VMC, ’75M
Robert F. Scalise ’50       
David H. Scibetta ’70
August J. Scolio, Jr. ’47
Patience E. Sharp ’80, ’90M
Elizabeth Potratz Shearon ’37VMC
Gerard J. Sheridan ’65
Richard D. Sicheri ’74M
James Smith Smith ’73
Jane Hornung Soban ’52
Frank J. Taylor, D.D.S. ’57
Laurence D. Taylor ’88M
Audrey Weyand Theobald ’53VMC         
Bryan K. Tippett ’79
Robert Tobin ’70
Robert J. Tullio ’52
Thomas S. Ungvarsky ’84
Mary E. Valimont ’81VMC
Raymond C. Venter ’62
Robert D. Wagner ’80
Julie A. Wakeley ’11M
Marilyn Lucas Walker ’66VMC
Marjorie D. Welch ’75M
Frederick Wellman ’73M
Eric P. Witherite ’99
Patrick A. Zameroski ’77
David A. Zulick ’72

Parents and Friends                                                   

Susan Considine Allison
Dorothy Henrich Andrews
Rev. Msgr. Robert G. Barcio
Charles L. Barnes, Jr.
Michael J. Bednar
Ernest Bergkessel     
Antoinette H. Bliley
Kenneth J. Bulik
Christopher R. Carnicella
Violet M. Clerkin
Dolores Krepcho Cottrell
D. Grant Daubenspeck, DDS
Grace A. Davies
Douglas P. Dundon
Jane Felbinger Espy
Henry E. Fish
Sister M Michaela Fox, S.S.J.
William J. Gargasz
Mary L. Gill
Rev. Ronald E. Gmerek
Thomas E. Haines, Sr.
Patrick L. Hart
Jerome M. Jurenovich, Sr.
David A. Kish
Darcy K. Kosobucki
Herbert F. Krahe
Patrick H. Laurnoff
Rev. William J. Maloney
Nina L. McCracken
James J. McGivern, Ph.D.
Cosimo L. Occhipinti
Guy M. Orton
James E. Palmer
Matthew W. Robison
Irene Mszanowski Ropski
Martha S. Roth
Elaine B. Schuster
Patience E. Sharp
Patricia L. Shreckengost



Paul A. Sieber
William Skerlong
John A. Tullio
Robert L. Vales, Ph.D.
Thomas R. Weschler, U.S.N.
Walter J. Yahn