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Robert Munley ’52, Dalton, along with his wife, Bernadine, was honored by the Lackawanna Bar Association with the 2016 Community Service Award.

R. Barrett Noone, M.D. ’61, Haverford, was honored by the American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS) for his contributions to plastic surgery with an endowed lecture in his name. Dr. Noone is a past president of the association, has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow and as the recipient of an Honorary Award, the highest honor bestowed by the AAPS.

Vincent Balitas, Ph.D. ’65, Pottsville, has published The Great Bunhill Fields Costume Ball and Other Stories. Balitas has retired from teaching and is working on a novel, Peabody’s Pencil Store and Museum. His early collection of poems as well as the new short stories can be found on Amazon.

John Paris ’67, Oroville, California, was the 2015 recipient of the Enlightened Piano Radio Award for Best Piano-Driven Jazz Album, Reflections. Paris has also performed at the awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City and has performed on stage with such notable artists as The Moody Blues, Bob Newhart and Bobby Vinton. He has recorded numerous CDs of solo piano music. Learn more about his career at johnparismusic.com.

Thomas E. Clarke Jr. ’73, G’ 75, Titusville, Florida, is retiring from the federal government after more than 42 years of service, 40 of which were spent with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). For much of that time, Clarke worked as chief operations officer for the chief financial officer at the John F. Kennedy Space Center.

James Blake ’74, Lewes, Delaware, recently retired after 22 years as vice president/ treasurer and chief financial officer for Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks.

Ernest Kollra ’75, Plantation, Florida, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the circuit court bench in Fort Lauderdale.

William Parker ’77, Landenberg, has been named vice president of Claims and Underwriting at the Conestoga Title Insurance Company.

Maj. Gen. John Gronski ’78, Lebanon, is the commanding general of the United States Army in Europe. Maj. Gen. Gronski will help train National Guard soldiers to prepare them for combat and help European allies deal with emerging threats.

Joseph Kadow ’78, Tampa, Florida, has been elected as chair of the National Restaurant Association. Kadow is the executive vice president and chief legal officer of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.

Brian Duke ’79, Washington Crossing, was appointed to the board of directors of Presby’s Inspired Life, a Lafayette Hill-based provider of continuing care and affordable housing for seniors. Duke currently serves as the system director of Senior Services for Main Line Health. Read more about his work...

Martina Martin ’80, Baltimore, Maryland, was selected by Alpha Sigma Nu, the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities, as one of 100 Magis Medal winners who “best exemplify our tenets of scholarship, loyalty and service.”

Janet Noll Gilroy ’81, South Bend, Indiana, was promoted to assistant dean for Student Success at Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences, Indiana University.

Patrick T. Barrett ’82, Reading, was sworn in as a Berks County judge on Jan. 4, 2016.

Colette Mazzucelli, Ph.D. ’83, Brooklyn, New York, offers elective graduate courses in Conflict Resolution and Radicalization and Religion, which represent New York University (NYU) in the State Department educational Peer 2 Peer (P2P) initiative. Dr. Mazzucelli hosted the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to welcome P2P finalist teams from Azerbaijan, Belgium, the College of Europe and the Netherlands to NYU in cooperation with the New York office of the U.S. Department of State on July 5.

Marion Munley, Esq. ’83, Moosic, of the Munley Law Firm, spoke at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Winter Convention in Boca Raton, Florida. Munley delivered a presentation titled, “Demonstrative Evidence: Using Visual Storytelling to Prove Damages.” She also served on a panel of speakers at the AAJ’s Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Leadership Summit, discussing mistakes to avoid during case selection. Munley received the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) 2016 Lynette Norton Award, which recognizes a female attorney who excels in litigation and is devoted to mentoring other women in the legal profession. She received her award at the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession Annual Conference May 11.

Joseph Yanish ’83, Albion, Rhode Island, senior health systems specialist for the Providence VA Medical Center, was recognized for his outstanding service and dedication in the field of health care management with the 2016 American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) VA Regent’s Award at the ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership in March 2016.

Joseph Cleary ’84, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, has joined the executive leadership team of Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Water Parks as vice president and chief financial officer.

John Lanahan ’84, Hillsborough, New Jersey, has been promoted to deputy general counsel at Weichert Realtors.

Joseph English ’85, Marietta, Georgia, has been placed on the 2016 list of Georgia Super Lawyers. English has also joined fellow business leaders as founding members of the Kennesaw State University (KSU) Entrepreneurship Center’s Executive Advisory Council, a senior-level task force established for the purpose of promoting and advancing the KSU Entrepreneurship Center. English is a founding partner of Taylor English and a member of the firm’s employment and labor relations practice.

Barbara Taylor ’85, Scranton, released her second novel, All Waiting is Long, on July 5. This book is the sequel to Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night, which was named a top summer read by Publishers Weekly in 2014.

Karen Angelo Fortunati ’86, Milford, Connecticut, will have her first young adult novel, The Weight of Zero, published by Delacorte/Penguin Random House this fall. It is the hopeful story of a young girl’s struggle to accept her mental illness.

Mary O’Toole Mahoney, Esq. ’86, Sherborn, Massachusetts, has been promoted to senior vice president and general counsel at Tufts Health Plan. In her position, Mahoney handles all legal issues involving the company and oversees the compliance department.

Elizabeth Lee Ridgely ’86, Telford, earned her Master of Science in nursing from Loyola New Orleans.

Richard Peuser ’86, G’87, Brookeville, Maryland, became the branch chief of Textual Reference Operations, Archives, II, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in May 2016. He began his career at NARA in 1988.

Msgr. James Checchio ’88, Metuchen, New Jersey, was appointed by the Holy Father as bishop of Metuchen.

Lisa Witowski Shearman ’89, Lansdale, has been elected to partnership in the firm Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin. Shearman was also elected to the board of directors of the Montgomery Bar Association.

John Errico ’90, Dunmore, published his novel Dad, Wanna Be Our Manager? with Ravenswood Publishing.

Daniel Munley ’90, Clarks Summit, of the firm Munley Law, recently spoke about trucking litigation at the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) Boardwalk Seminar.

Bernard J. Costello, D.M.D., M.D., FACS ’91, Pittsburgh, currently chief of Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery and professor for the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, was promoted to associate dean for Faculty Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

John Hakim ’91, Dallas, recently published an article in the Pennsylvania Bar Association magazine, The Pennsylvania Lawyer. Hakim created Luzerne County’s first-ever Department of Conflict Counsel and currently heads the department as the conflict counsel attorney.

Ernest Leber, M.D. ’91, Collegeville, has been named the Emergency Residency Program director at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Amy Warner Bachman ’91, Dallas, has been named to the new position of manager of Enrollment Marketing in the recently created Department of Enrollment Marketing within the Division of Planning and External Relations at Misericordia University.

Jennifer Kelly Dominiquini ’93, Sugarland, Texas, was elected to the Alpha Sigma Nu board of directors.

Paul Matey ’93, Roseland, New Jersey, has joined University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, as senior vice president and general counsel. He most recently serviced as deputy chief counsel to Gov. Chris Christie.

Holly MacDonald Diamond ’95, New York, New York, has joined MCIC Vermont as the associate director of Claims.

Michele Vesely Ferguson ’95, Dunmore, an elementary reading specialist in the North Pocono School District, has been awarded a $150 classroom teacher grant from Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. She will use her funds to create a Non-Fiction Classroom Lending Library. Ferguson has been an active member in Kappa Delta Pi since being inducted more than 20 years ago while an elementary education major at Scranton.

Jessica Attardo-Maryott, D.Ed. ’96, Franklindale, earned her doctorate of education, specializing in curriculum and instruction, in May 2015 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Cory Donovan ’96, Haddon Township, New Jersey, launched a free mobile app that is like Amber Alert for pets. FurAlert was recently mentioned in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com. FurAlert was also recommended as “Top 10 Mobile App for Pet Owners” by PetCoach.

Carrie Holderman Gilmore ’96, Durham, North Carolina, recently celebrated her one-year anniversary with Girls on the Run of the Triangle. Gilmore is the Community Outreach & SoleMates coordinator.

Philip Grieco ’00, Playa Vista, California, accepted a position with GoPro based in Carlsbad, California, as director of Sports Marketing, Global Motorsports & Mass Sports for the brand.

Suzanne Messina Messer ’01, Cicero, New York, has been elected a member of the firm Bond, Schoeneck & King.

Gregory Shahum, Ph.D. ’01, G’05, Guangzhou, China, is working with Genesis Rehab Services introducing new rehabilitation facilities in China and will soon be responsible for a large rehab department in a newly opened 1,000-bed hospital.

Anthony Talerico Jr. ’01, Eatontown, New Jersey, was elected to his third term as councilman in the Borough of Eatontown. He became the first Independent elected in the borough’s history. Talerico currently serves as the chair of the Finance and Ordinance Committee.

John Errigo, Ph.D. ’02, Bensalem, completed his doctorate in organization and management at Capella University in March 2016. His dissertation title is: “Stakeholder theory and value creation within corporate communication: LGBT corporate inclusion through the lens of Rawls’s theory of justice.”

Laura Waters Newman ’03, Columbia, South Carolina, was promoted to the rank of captain, U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps, and is currently serving as the chief of the Nutrition Care Division at Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

Elizabeth Ali ’05, Philadelphia, is the new assistant director of Residential Education at Saint Joseph’s University.

Jeanne Bovard H’08, Fleetville, was selected by Alpha Sigma Nu, the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities, as one of 100 Magis Medal winners who “best exemplify our tenets of scholarship, loyalty and service.”

William Colona ’08, Fort Lee, New Jersey, is the director of Government and Community Relations at Pace University.

Stephanie Kazanas, Ph.D. ’08, Slingerlands, New York, earned her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Albany, SUNY. Kazanas will join the Department of Counseling and Psychology at Tennessee Technological University this fall.

Katherine Prizeman ’08, Forest Hills, New York, was selected by Alpha Sigma Nu, the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities, as one of 100 Magis Medal winners who “best exemplify our tenets of scholarship, loyalty and service.”

Kathleen C. Long ’09, Lock Haven, was appointed first assistant district attorney in Clinton County, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 4, 2016. Prior to her appointment, Long served as public defender in Clinton County for two years.

Joseph DeLullo ’10, Minot, North Dakota, was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after completing Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He was recognized as a distinguished graduate. DeLullo had previously served for five years on active duty as an enlisted airman.

Douglas Jones ’10, West Wyoming, has been accepted into the Jesuit novitiate for the Maryland Province beginning August 2016.

Katherine N. Sullivan ’11, New York, New York, was selected by Alpha Sigma Nu, the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities, as one of 100 Magis Medal winners who “best exemplify our tenets of scholarship, loyalty and service.”

Michael Zaydon ’12, New York, New York, wrote the lead article, “Know Your Millennials,” in the spring edition of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal.


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