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Robert W. Munley Sr. ’52, Dalton, of Munley Law, has been named to the 2017 list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. This is a recognition awarded only to the top 5 percent of lawyers in the state.
Robert Rempe, Ph.D. ’61, G’67, Harrisburg, was written up in an article in The Wall Street Journal. The article, “A Theater-Lover’s Quest to Perform ‘Rose of the Danube,’” tells of Dr. Rempe’s crusade to revive “Rose of the Danube,” whose last-known performance was 50 years ago. The article can be found here.
Joseph A. Quinn ’63, Wilkes-Barre, a principal of the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, recently presented “How to Conduct Effective Cross-Examination” at a seminar sponsored by The Committee for Justice for All at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre.
Joseph Cimini ’70, Dunmore, recently retired from the faculty of The University of Scranton and, with the approval of Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., former University president, has assumed professor emeritus status. Cimini was a full-time member of the Sociology/Criminal Justice Department since 1980, teaching primarily core and elective courses in the criminal justice program.
John Donaghy, Ph.D. ’70, Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras, was ordained as the first permanent deacon in the diocese of Santa Rosa de Copan.
John Devlin ’74, Newtown, retired in 2016 after a 28-year career that he began with RJR Nabisco as a logistics supervisor in the Nabisco Philadelphia Bakery and Distribution Center and culminated as a network production planner with multinational responsibilities for Mondelez International in East Hanover, New Jersey. Through a series of leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, Mondelez emerged as the parent company of Nabisco and Cadbury Candy.
Gregory Roberts ’72, Tualatin, Oregon, retired in April after a 44-year career in human services. Roberts worked in New Jersey’s Department of Human Services for 37 years, serving as the chief executive officer of six different state-operated psychiatric hospitals, before he was appointed as the head of the Office of State Hospital Management in 2007. In 2010, he became the superintendent at the Oregon State Hospital and led the effort to transform that facility into what many regard as the bestperforming state hospital in the nation.
Lawrence T. Johnson ’74, Kutztown, is serving as interim executive director of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Allentown. His tenure began in December 2016 and will continue until the search committee, of which he is a member, finds a permanent replacement. Johnson retired after a 42-year banking career in November 2016. He has served for 10 years as treasurer of Catholic Charities.
University of Scranton Alumni Society President, retired Army Col. Richard H. Breen Jr. ’77 congratulates U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole for her receipt of the Military Officers Association of America Distinguished Service Award for her work with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, which provides assistance for military caregivers, at a reception in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., in April 2017.
University of Scranton Alumni Society President, retired Army Col. Richard H. Breen Jr. ’77 congratulates U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole for her receipt of the Military Officers Association of America Distinguished Service Award for her work with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, which provides assistance for military caregivers, at a reception in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., in April 2017.
Robert Mancuso ’80, Dunmore, was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer at Wayne Bank.
Michael Horan ’81, Stoughton, Massachusetts, graduated from New England Law-Boston in May and was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in November 2016.
Thomas Tehan ’81, Valparaiso, Indiana, is an executive vice president of Professional Lanes at AmWINS Brokerage of Illinois, LLC of Chicago.
Eileen Cleary ’82, Westfield, New Jersey, earned her Ph.D. in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University in February 2017.
George Evans ’82, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, was named the newest member of The University of Scranton Entrepreneurship Advisory Board sponsored by Melissa Wright, a faculty specialist in business law, and the Kania School of Management. Evans is the founder and president of Convergence, an asset management data and analytics company.
Carol Peters ’82, Scranton, celebrated 27 years as vice president of Peters Design Group Inc. The firm was established in 1949 by a WWII veteran.
Colette Mazzucelli, Ph.D. ’83, Brooklyn, New York, participated in Brandeis University’s Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS) in Waltham, Massachusetts, and in Israel. She has also been invited to take part in the 6th Global Diplomacy Lab (GDL) meetings in Buenos Aires. The Genocide Studies and Prevention Special Issue, “Information and Communication Technologies in Mass Atrocities Research and Response,” edited by Mazzucelli and Anna Visvizi, was published online with open source access. Mazzucelli and Visvizi are the authors of the opening article in the Special Issue, “Querying the Ethics of Data Collection as a Community of Research and Practice.” The Special Issue is the culmination of three years’ work, including authors' meetings at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and NYU Washington, D.C., funded by a grant from the Robert Bosch Foundation in Stuttgart, Germany. 
Marion Munley ’83, Moosic, of Munley Law, has been named to the 2017 list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. This is a recognition awarded only to the top 5 percent of lawyers in the state.
Steve Carmody ’85, Midland, Michigan, was named Michigan Associated Press Journalist of the Year by the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and shared a 2017 Dupont-Columbia Journalism Award with other members of Michigan Radio’s news department for their reporting on the Flint water crisis.
Kevin Salaway G’85, St. Simons Island, Georgia, recently assumed the role of vice president for advancement at the College of Coastal Georgia. Salaway also serves as the executive director of the College Foundation, which is responsible for all alumni relations, marketing and public relations, foundation management, development and fundraising, external relations and special events.
Colleen Neary ’88, Media, received the Pennsylvania Bar Association Conference Bar Leaders Justice John P. Flaherty Award. The award was presented to her by fellow Scranton alumnus William L.J. Burke ’84, president of the PBA Conference of County Bar Leaders. Neary also received the Honorable Frank T. Hazel Hall of Fame Award presented by the Delaware County Bar Association at the Annual Bench and Bar Conference.
The Royal Runners showed their Scranton spirit at the Cupid’s Cranium 5K Run. Fellow classmate Jeannine Quain Norris ’86 founded the 5K event to raise money for pediatric brain tumor research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Pictured are: Tricia McManus O’Neill ’86, Stephanie Mergel Hadley ’86, Kathy Breen Garrison ’86, Annmarie McManus Rizzo ’86, Therese DeVries Narzikul ’86, Patty Carroll Walsh ’87 and several future Royal Runners. Not pictured: Karen Angelo Fortunati ’86 and Mary Poloney Langan ’86.
John Mulcahey ’89, G’91, Clarks Summit, of Munley Law, has been named to the 2017 list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. This is a recognition awarded only to the top 5 percent of lawyers in the state.
Klaus-Ditmar Redfern ’89, Washington, D.C., was recently appointed a director in the Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, U.S. Department of Energy.
Lisa Witowski Shearman ’89, Lansdale, recently served on a panel at “The Intersection of Estates and Civil Litigation” seminar hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Shearman is a partner at Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin.
Daniel Munley ’90, Clarks Summit, of Munley Law, has been named to the 2017 list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. This is a recognition awarded only to the top 5 percent of lawyers in the state.
Jill Beccaris-Pescatore ’90, Glenside, was promoted to associate professor of Economics at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell
Patricia Richards-Service G’91, South Abington Township, has been selected as a semi-finalist for a 2017-2018 Fulbright research grant. Richards-Service is a doctoral candidate at Marywood University in the human development/ health promotion program, owner of The PR Dept., LLC and an adjunct faculty member in Marywood’s communication arts department.
Andrew Joyce ’92, West Orange, New Jersey, was honored as a Community Champion by the Irish Echo in May.
Linda Mathias Hee ’93, Abington, has become a shareholder of the firm Schubert, Gallagher, Tyler & Mulcahey. Hee concentrates her practice in the area of guardianship for incapacitated adults, estate planning and administration and is the lead attorney of the firm’s Norristown office. She serves as counsel for Montgomery County Aging and Adult Services, and she has served as assistant counsel to Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, protecting the interests of elderly citizens who were the victims of abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment
Lisa P. Parker ’93, Allendale, New Jersey, has joined Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith and Davis LLP, one of New Jersey’s leading law firms, as a partner in the firm’s family law department. Parker focuses her practice exclusively in the areas of divorce and family law.
Jason Bryce Rush ’93, Tustin, California, was the principal co-author of Ware Disposal’s successful proposal to become one of the city of Los Angeles’ franchisees as part of the city’s pioneering recycLA program. Additionally, Rush became one of the first graduates of the City of Tustin’s Citizen’s Academy in 2017.
Maureen Gillespie ’95, Philadelphia, a 12th-grade theology teacher at Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, was named one of seven Exceptional Teacher Award winners at the 2017 National Liberty Museum’s annual Teacher as Hero Awards, sponsored by State Farm.
Christine Royce, Ed.D. G’95, Newburg, began her one-year term as president-elect of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) on June 1, 2017, and will assume the office of president on June 1, 2018. Royce is a professor in the teacher education department and co-director for the Master of Arts in Teaching STEM Education program at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.
Cecelia Mecca ’96, G’99, Roaring Brook Township, launched her debut historical romance novel, The Thief’s Countess, on March 1, 2017, exclusively to Amazon, after successfully launching a prequel novella in February into the top 20 in three of Amazon’s “Hot New Releases.”
Timothy Gorton ’97, Long Island City, New York, is president-elect of the New York metropolitan chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Leaders of New York.
Caroline Munley ’97, Dalton, managing partner of the Scranton firm Munley Law, has earned an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible peer-review rating for legal professionals.
Kelly Thompson-Brazill, DNP ’99, Raleigh, North Carolina, earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Duke University in May. In December 2016, she was appointed assistant professor at Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies. Thompson-Brazill recently co-authored the article “Treating Central Catheter-Associated Bacteremia due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: Beyond Vancomycin,” published in the August 2016 issue of Critical Care Nurse.
Marina Hoppas McGuire ’00, Paramus, New Jersey, joined the New Jersey law firm of Tanenbaum Keale as an associate.
John Monahan, III ’02, Souderton, was recently admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Peter Castagna ’03, West Chester, joined the advancement team at St. Joseph’s University as director of major gifts.
Recently ordained Jesuit priest A.J. Rizzo, S.J. ’03, at the reception after he celebrated his first Mass.
Christina Parlapiano ’05, Hoboken, New Jersey, has been elected partner of Day Pitney. She is a member of the litigation department, and her practice is focused on consumer finance and creditors’ rights.
Katie Brogan Ozeck ’06, Wayne, is serving on the Leadership Council of the Philadelphia chapter of the Young Professionals of the American Cancer Society.
Valerie Pracilio Csik ’06, Marlton, New Jersey, is serving on the Leadership Council of the Philadelphia chapter of the Young Professionals of the American Cancer Society.
Michael Le, M.D. ’12, South Abington Township, earned his medical degree from Drexel University’s College of Medicine. Dr. Le is continuing his medical training in internal medicine at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Shivani Vekaria, M.D. ’12, Clarks Summit, earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Vekaria is pursuing a residency in internal medicine at Rutgers’ Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Megan Shipsky, PharmD ’13, Jermyn, was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Shipsky is continuing pharmacy training at Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Michael A. Marchman Jr. ’14, Blauvett, New York, graduated from Pace Law School and passed the New York State bar exam. Marchman will be a practicing attorney for the United States Army JAG Corps.
Samuel Richards G’15, Zurich, Switzerland, recently authored The Middle Holds: A History of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Canonsburg, and the Area it Serves in time for the southwestern Pennsylvania parish’s 150th anniversary. The book was published by Closson Press. Richards is a humanities teacher and the English curriculum area leader at Zurich International School in Switzerland.
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