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Class Notes included in this edition were submitted prior to July 4, 2013. To submit your own news or see additional class notes, visit www.scranton.edu/classnotes.
Finley Martin ’63, Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island, has recently published a mystery novel titled “The Reluctant Detective.”
Anthony “Skip” Minakowski ’67, Towson, Md., is the first recipient of what will be an annual “Men for Others” award from the Loyola Blakefield 50th high school reunion class. The class of 1963 selected Minakowski to recognize his service to the class, to Loyola Blakefield and to a variety of other organizations and institutions.Skip spent six weeks in Poland this summer tutoring students in grades 11 and 12 the English language under the auspices of WEISCO (Wisconsin International Education Scientific and Cultural Organization), which helps students prepare for their oral exams for college.
John Zonarich ’68, Mechanicsburg, managing attorney at the Harrisburg law firm of SkarlatosZonarich LLC, has been named to the 2013 “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers” list in the field of general litigation. This is the eighth time in 10 years he has been accorded this honor.
Elizabeth Edmunds, M.D. G’71, Reading, was named the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians’ 2013 “Family Physician of the Year.”
Francis X. O’Connor ’71, Susquehanna, a sole practitioner in Great Bend, will become the president-elect of the Pennsylvania Bar Association in May. He will become president of the 28,000-member statewide lawyers association in 2014.
Daniel Battafarano, D.O. ’77, San Antonio, Texas, was inducted as a master of the American College of Physicians. He is a retired U.S. Army Colonel, clinical professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, and chair of rheumatology and key faculty for the internal medicine and rheumatology programs at San Antonio Military Medical Center.
James Sysko ’77, Charleston, Ill., is an assistant professor at Eastern Illinois University where he teaches business law and is working to establish a business ethics program for graduate and undergraduate students.
Paul Browne ’78, Carbondale, recently had his book, “The Coal Barons Played Cuban Giants: A History of Early Professional Baseball in Pennsylvania, 1986-1996,” published.
Timothy Kelly ’79, Clarks Summit, will serve a three-year term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association board of governors.
Ann Marie Laskiewicz-Ross ’79, G’09, Scotrun, spent the past year teaching English writing and public speaking to ethnic Chinese students at Minzu University in Beijing.
Andrew Grosso ’80, Suffern, N.Y., has been appointed to the board of directors of the Empire State Credit Union, Spring Valley, N.Y.
Lt. Col. Rev. Timothy L. Hubbs, ’80, Arlington, Va., is the senior army chaplain at Arlington National Cemetery.
Mick Constantino ’81, Las Vegas, Nev., is the vice president of professional services at NEWave, a leading software supplier to the gaming industry. In his role at NEWave, Constantino will spearhead professional services, overseeing the national training and implementation of teams, as well as directing the company’s project coordination.
John Johnson, D.D.S. ’81, Groton, Conn., received the “Top Dentist” recognition from CT magazine in the category, “General Dentistry.” Johnson received the nod for “Top Dentist” in 2010, 2011 and now for 2012, having been recommended to the magazine by his peers.
Peter Kanzler ’81, Roswell, Ga., is vice president at Sun Trust Banks in Atlanta. He serves as the workstream business analyst lead for the Enterprise Image and Capture Technology Group.
Raymond Lillie ’81, Morristown, N.J., was named “Knight of the Year” by the Diocese of Paterson Department for Persons with Disabilities, for 2013. As part of this honor, he received an apostolic blessing from Pope Benedict XVI.
Marie Ascione Howard ’83, Owego, N.Y., received her master’s degree in management and human resources from the University of Phoenix, May 2013.
Colette Mazzucelli, Ph.D. ’83, Brooklyn, N.Y., is the recipient of a 2013 New York University (NYU) School of Continuing and Professional Studies’ “Excellence in Teaching” award as a graduate faculty member in global affairs at the NYU Woolworth Building Campus.
Thomas Kennedy ’86, Nashua, N.H., is channel marketing manager, Americas, for Acronis Inc.
Dana Okeson ’86, Brooklyn, N.Y. has been named the new head of the Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia.
Elizabeth Ridgely ’86, Telford, received her Master of Liberal Arts degree from Temple University.
Robert DiGenova ’87, Red Bank, N.J., retired from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office as a captain of investigations/task force commander after more than 25 years of service. He was offered a position with the United States Attorney’s Office in New Jersey as a law enforcement coordination specialist.
Lisa Witowski Shearman ’89, Lansdale, was recently selected by Suburban Life magazine as an “Awesome Attorney” for 2012 in the area of estate planning in the magazine’s December 2012 issue.
Robert Clarke ’90, Factoryville, accepted the position of senior vice president of continuous improvement at Parameds.com.
Jason Daria ’91, Bryn Mawr, an attorney with the Philadelphia personal injury firm Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock and Dodig LLC, was recognized as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.”
Chris Boam ’92, Vienna, Va., is the principal at the consulting firm 40 A&M LLC. 40 A&M LLC is a northern Virginia-based consulting firm focused on Internet and information and communications technology (ICT) law and policy issues.
Michael Noonan, Ph.D. ’93, Philadelphia, director of national security for the Foreign Policy Research Institute, has received a Ph.D. in political science from Loyola University, Chicago.
Brian Devine ’95, Rye, N.Y., a finance lawyer with a focus in the transportation industry, joined the New York office of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP as partner.
Heather Rowan-Kenyon, Ph.D. ’95, Brighton, Mass., was promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.
Paul Collins, Ph.D. ’00, Denton, Texas, has published his second book, “Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings and Constitutional Change.” Collins is associate professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas.
Joseph Payne ’00, Norristown, vice president of professional services at Source One Management Services LLC, was recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as a 2013 “Pro to Know.” This award is offered to those supply chain professionals who offer thought-leadership that helps shape the supply chain industry and advance it as a respected discipline.
Todd M. Jones ’01, Central Islip, N.Y., has joined the law firm of Goldberg Segalla LLP in its Garden City office. He is a member of the firm’s Worker’s Compensation and Labor and Employment Practice Groups.
Marykay Nutini, D.O. ’01, Waltham, Mass., recently accepted a pediatric rehabilitation medicine position at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hostpital/Boston Children’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital.
Kathleen Tuohy ’01, New York, N.Y., has joined Morgan Stanley as a director in the Legal and Compliance Division and is the compliance policy and procedure officer for the Bank Compliance Group.
Thomas Porrovecchio ’03, Hoboken, N.J., is an associate at Kaye Scholer, New York.
Susan Chrusciel ’04, Chatham, N.J., is now senior lead data manager at Bayer HealthCare in Montville.
Ariane Palmasani Conaboy, D.O. ’04, Waverly, has been elected vice president of the Lackawanna Medical Society. She has a private practice in Scranton and specializes in internal medicine.
Tracie Hallock Maille ’04, G’07, G’12, Scranton, was hired at the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation after completing her internship there.
Matthew Kozicki, M.D. ’06, Wilkes Barre, recently joined InterMountain Medical Group in Blakeslee.
Matt Montoro G’08, Scranton, is a school counselor at North Pocono High School.
Mark Searles ’08, Easton, was ordained to the transitional diaconate in May 2013 in the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown, by Bishop John O. Barres.
Caroline Curtin ’09, Shirley, N.Y., was recently awarded a Master of Library Science degree with a certificate in archives, records management, and preservation of cultural materials from Queens College.
Amanda Doria ’09, G’11, Scranton, a national certified counselor, is now eligible for licensure and works as a mental health professional in a school-based behavioral program, providing individual, group and family therapy to elementary-aged children and their families.
Katie McKendry ’09, G’11, Olyphant, works for the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) where she helps adults with disabilities who are transitioning out of high school. She also works part-time at her private practice where she provides individual counseling to clients ages 5 and up.
Doug Rand ’09, G’11, Honesdale, is a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services.Doug Jones ’10, West Wyoming, a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Rutgers University, has received a State Department “Critical Language” scholarship for 2013. He will study advanced Arabic in Nizwa, Oman this summer.Amanda Marcy ’10, G’11, Clifford Township, is one of the top scorers in Pennsylvania for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in 2012. Marcy is a staff accountant at ParenteBeard.
Christopher Osborne ’10, Scranton, received a juris doctor degree from the Roger Williams School of Law.
Elizabeth Kaminski G’11, Scranton, was hired by Marworth treatment service after completing her internship there. She also works as a mobile therapist for the Youth Advocate Program.
Ben Redan ’11, Tunkhannock, received a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research fellowship. His selection was based on his outstanding abilities and accomplishments as well as his potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the U.S. science and engineering enterprise.
LaShaune Stitt Clemons G’11, Baltimore, Md., started her own leadership training and development program for young women in the Baltimore area. Women of the World uses experiential learning, community service and workshops to expose young women to the world beyond their communities.
James Troutman ’11, Moscow, has just completed his first year teaching full-time for Norristown Area School District. He was accepted into a STEM multi-region project grant, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and has begun studying for a master’s degree in special education at West Chester University.
Liliana Castro ’12, Newton, N.J., is a student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education earning an M.S.Ed in higher education administration in May 2013. She is a graduate assistant in the Office of Student Services at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing.
Alyssa Esposito G’12, Jessup, is currently employed at NHS Human Services as a mobile therapist and at Scranton Counseling Center as an intellectual disabilities support coordinator.
Hillary Fanelli ’12, Toms River, N.J., is attending Montclair State University and pursuing her masters in counseling with a concentration in student affairs and higher education. She is currently serving as an assistant community director of one of the largest residence halls on campus.
Lauren Garafola G’12, Long Pond, is currently a mental-health worker for special needs children with the CIU 20. She is placed in a “Life Skills” classroom in the Pocono Mountain West Junior High School.
Michael Genello ’12, Scranton, is the 2013 recipient of the “Todd M. Angelo” award presented by the Scranton District Dental Society. This award is presented to a University of Scranton student who has been accepted by a dental school and shows tremendous promise in the field of dentistry.
Anisa Gharbi Diab G’12, Ocean City, Md., received her National Certified Counselor credential and is working as a program coordinator for STAND4YOU, a suicide and mental-health promotion program at Salisbury University’s Counseling Center.
Kim Hosgood ’12, San Diego, Calif., is a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corp and is placed at the San Diego Youth Services Storefront. She works as an independent living skills milieu worker at the drop-in center for homeless, runaway and neglected teenagers.
Ariel Mone ’12, Westfield, N.J., is currently pursuing her master’s in higher and post-secondary education at Columbia University. She recently began working in the Office of Career Development at Stevens Institute of Technology as the career coordinator.
Andrea Genello ’13, Scranton, is the 2013 recipient of the “Bernard Shair” award presented by the Scranton District Dental Society. This award is presented to a University of Scranton student who has been accepted by a dental school and shows tremendous promise in the field of dentistry.