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Domenick Colangelo ’52, Belvidere, N.J., a longtime educator and coach, had the Belvidere High School football field named in his honor.
James Mezick, Ph.D. ’61, East Brunswick, N.J., and his wife, Mary Pat, received the Regina Nostra Medal. The medal symbolizes the gratitude of the bishop and pastors toward individuals who have made important contributions to the mission of the Diocese of Metuchen through their service to their parish or the diocese.
Gerald P. Tracy, M.D. ’63, Clarks Summit, associate dean for regional campus development, north campus of The Commonwealth Medical College, was honored by the Pennsylvania chapter of the American College of Physicians for his distinguished service to internal medicine.
Patrick Cioni ’64, Scranton, has been notified by the Center for Credentialing and Education that he has met the qualifications for the credential “Approved Clinical Supervisor.” He is engaged in the practice of counseling and psychotherapy. His chapter, “Hate Revenge and Forgiveness: A Healthy, Ego-Strengthening Alternative to the Experience of Offense” has been published in the book “Psychology of Hate.”
Bart Billings, Ph.D. ’66, Carlsbad, Calif., is the owner of Joey’s Smokin BBQ & Doc’s Saloon. The restaurant has been selected as an award finalist in the 2011 Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards and will vie for the Small Business of the Year honors.
John Zonarich ’68, Mechanicsburg, managing attorney of the firm SkarlatosZonarich, has been licensed to practice law in West Virginia by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.
Rich Rossi ’74, Naples, Fla., and his wife and business partner, Barbara Bolcavage, are co-authors along with Anthony Stewart of Bowie, Md., of “Saving Middle America, Securing Financial Dreams.”
John Kelly ’79, Dunmore, who has served as the official clock operator for basketball games at the Long Center for nearly 40 years, was inducted to The University of Scranton Athletics Wall of Fame Dec. 3.
Daniel Amspacher ’80, Havertown, was a featured panelist at “Recalibrating the Workforce System,” the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration’s Region Forum. Amspacher is the director of human resources for the SoutheasternPennsylvania Transportation Authority.
Robert R. Kulbick G’80, Duluth, Ga., has been selected as the new president of Comprehensive Care Corporation, a leading behavioral health, substance abuse and psychotropic pharmacy management services provider for managed care companies throughout the United States.
Robert Schatz ’80, New York, N.Y., has announced the following: two of his paintings are featured as cover art for “Providence,” the debut album by the band Vovete; his painting “Cortlandt St. Cloude” will be included in the group show, “9/11 Arts: A Decade Later,” at The Commons Gallery, New York University; and his painting “Odalisque” will be included in the exhibit, “Dividing Light, Measuring Darkness,” at Curious Matter, Jersey City.
James Murphy ’80, Irving, Texas, is the vice president of global security for Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
Myles Walsh ’81, Scranton, has been re-elected to the eight-man board of directors of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators, Northeast Chapter.
Karen Slyman Capriotti ’82, Lebanon, has been named Pennsylvania Guidance Counselor of the Year. She is a guidance counselor at both Lebanon Catholic School and New Covenant Christian School.
Barbara Samuel Loftus G’82, Moosic, has been named vice president of the division of planning, assessment and research at Misericordia University.
William Trently, D.M.D. ’82, Stratham, N.H., has published his second book, “Snapshot: Ship’s Dentists.”
Carlos Loureiro ’83, Milford, Mass., a member of three NCAA Final Four men’s soccer teams, was inducted to The University of Scranton Athletics Wall of Fame.
Michael Wolk, M.D. ’84, Waverly, a rehabilitation specialist, gave a presentation on “Spasticity Management After a Stroke” at Wayne Memorial Hospital Dec. 8. Dr. Wolk is a board-certified physical medicine specialist with Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates.
Michael Burke ’85, Pacific Palisades, Calif., was appointed president of AECOM Technology Corporation, a Fortune 500 architecture and engineering company with 45,000 employees in 125 countries headquartered in Los Angeles.
Samuel Elias, Jr., G’85, Annville, who serves as director of athletics at Hershey High School, was recognized with a 2011 Distinguished Service Award given by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).
Paul Gerst ’87, Dallas, Texas, is author of the book “Your Great Grandmother Made Better Tea.” The book is a collection of iced tea, punch and tea dessert recipes from 1890-1920. Gerst is the founder of teadog.com,an ecommerce tea retailer.
Daniel McGarrey ’88, Matawan, N.J., has rejoined Morgan Stanley as an executive director in the technology and data division. McGarrey is head of financial management and senior business manager for Cross Technology Services.
G. Bryan Salzmann, Esq. ’88, Carlisle, the managing partner of the law firm of Salzmann Hughes, P.C. and Shippensburg Borough solicitor, was the keynote speaker at Shippensburg University’s graduate studies commencement in December.
Patricia Savage ’89, Hollidaysburg, was a guest at the White House as part of a daylong event with other leaders from Lutheran health and human service organizations across the country.
Thomas Archer ’90, Camp Hill, has joined the firm Mette, Evans & Woodside as a shareholder. He will focus on litigation, business law and employment practice areas.
Jeffrey Catalano ’90, West Roxbury, Mass., has been elected vice president of the Massachusetts Bar Association for its 2011-2012 year.
Caroline Mallick Wood, Ph.D. ’90, Clinton Corners, N.Y., was promoted to program manager in the research models and solutions division of Taconic Farms, Inc.
Maryann DiPaola Frisbie ’91, Allentown, N.J., joined the Internal Revenue Service as an internal revenue agent.
Rev. James Tucker ’91, Cliffside Park, N.J., isa parochial vicar at Epiphany Church.
Christopher Attig, Esq. ’93, Dallas, Texas, was named as a 2011 Texas Rising Star Attorney by SuperLawyers.com. Rising Stars are ages 40 or younger who have been practicing for 10 years or less.
David Yastremski ’94, Mendham, N.J., has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Marcelle E. Oberle Award for Outstanding Teaching in Grades K-12 by the National Communication Association. The Oberle Award was created to honor individuals who teach K-12 grade level and who have exhibited both outstanding teaching and a commitment to the speech communication profession.
Bernadette Royce ’96, Garden City, N.Y., is the health and safety program manager/grant director for the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York, International Association of Firefighters Local 94.
Gary Sinzdak ’96 is currently serving as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the 2011-2012 term. He received his law degree from the Boalt School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.
Bill Ashton ’97, Brooklyn, N.Y., was recently named vice president of music for ScoreBig, a new members-only site offering guaranteed savings on tickets for sports, concert and theater events nationwide.
Jonathan Fanuzzi ’97, Rockville Centre, N.Y., was hired as an executive vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle in its New York office. He will focus on expanding the agency leasing practice with new and existing clients.
Sam Denisco ’98, Mechanicsburg, was recently named vice president of government affairs by the Harrisburg-based Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
Samuel M. Sanguedolce ’98, Wilkes-Barre, was appointed as Luzerne County’s first assistant district attorney by district attorney Stefanie Salavantis.
Daniel Zazzali ’98, Ports Monmouth, N.J., was elected a partner at the firm McCarter & English LLP. He is a member of the tax and benefits team, where he concentrates his practice in the area of local property taxation and has helped prosecute complex property tax appeals in various states.
Joseph Payne ’00, Norristown, co-authored a book called “Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing.” The book was recently published by Wiley & Sons publishing, and Kathleen Daly ’08 also contributed content.
Nicole Bayman ’01, Princeton, N.J., a Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP associate, was inducted to The University of Scranton Athletics Wall of Fame in recognition of her excellence on the soccer field and in the classroom
Sarah Gazdalski DalFol ’01, G’02, Sparta, N.J., a women’s swimming All-American, was inducted toThe University of Scranton Athletics Wall of Fame.
Amy Connolly Fabel ’01, Collegeville, a four-time women’s soccer all-regional selection, was inducted to The University of Scranton Athletics Wall of Fame.
Joseph Fent ’01, Raleigh, N.C., a two-time men’s cross-country All-American, was inducted to The University of Scranton Athletics Wall of Fame.
Kelly Halpin Fisher ’01, Feasterville Trevose, a three-time women’s basketball All-American, was inducted to The University of Scranton Athletics Wall of Fame.
Peter Castagna ’03, Chester Springs, completed his MBA at Wilmington University in 2011 and began working at Widener University Law School as assistant director, Widener Law Fund.
Maria Villafuerte, D.O. ’03, Royal Oak, Mich., is staff psychiatrist at Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital and works in the in-patient adult psychiatric unit teaching both psychiatric residents and medical students.
Mary Kenney Cirigliano, D.O. ’04, North Bethesda, Md., completed her family medicine residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital in Norristown. She is currently working as a family practice physician for Kaiser Permanente.
Vito Cirigliano, D.O. ’04, North Bethesda, Md., completed an internal medicine residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is currently pursuing a gastroenterology fellowship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Ariane Palmasani Conaboy, M.D. ’04, Moosic, completed residency in internal medicine at The Wright Center for Primary Care in June 2011. Conaboy entered private practice internal medicine in conjunction with Physicians Health Alliance in Scranton in September. She serves as a clinical preceptor and volunteers as a member of the clinical faculty of The Commonwealth Medical College.
Will Dennis ’05, Huntingdon Valley, a playwright, opened a show, “Laughing All the Way,” at the Act II Playhouse in Ambler in December.
Lindsey Collins Praino, Ph.D. ’06, New York, N.Y., received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in neuroscience from the University of Connecticut. She is currently employed as a post-doctoral research fellow in cognitive neuroscience at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Chris McGuinness ’06, York, recently completed a run of “The Music Man” as Oliver Hix, a member of the school board/barbershop quartet, at York Little Theatre.
Jesse Burke Hallinan ’07, Dunmore, successfully passed the July bar examination and has been admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He earned his juris doctorate in May from Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg.
Michael Keyasko, D.P.T. ’08, G’11, Dickson City, has been hired by Comprehensive Physical Therapy as a staff physical therapist to work in its Dunmore, Carbondale and Forest City locations. He recently passed his Pennsylvania state licensure examination.
Janelle Caso ’10, Mahwah, N.J., is production stage manager for the Goodwin Theatre in Philadelphia.
Kelly Miguens ’10, Rutherford, N.J., has dedicated a second year of service to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps at University of Detroit Mercy.
Jason P. Mannion ’11, Jermyn, began his postbaccalaureate studies in medicine at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia this year.
Kenna Margevich ’11, Wapwallopen, will be dedicating a year of service to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps at the Respite Care of San Antonio.
Tara Murphy ’11, Bensalem, has dedicated a year to serving as a Jesuit Volunteer at St. Margaret’s Shelter, Spokane, Wash.
Garrett Powell ‘11, Pen Argyl, celebrated his graduation by hiking the Appalachian Trial, all 2,181 miles of it, with his brother, Brendan.
Melissa Wasilewski ’11, Clarks Summit, began her post-baccalaureate studies in medicine at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia this year.