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J. Patrick Killian ’70, Havertown, was named a winner of the Veterans of Influence Award by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Killian serves as the director of commerce for Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and was honored in part for having been involved in more than $1 billion of investment in his professional capacity.

Carl Solano ’73, Haverford, was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf as a judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth’s frontline appellate court.

Sean T. Hart ’75, New Britain, Connecticut, earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and works in forensic psychology.

Sean Creegan ’76, Carlisle, was named the “2016 Government Lawyer of the Year” by the Pennsylvania Bar Association of Government Lawyers Committee. The award honors a government lawyer who has made a significant contribution or has dedicated his or her career to outstanding service to the profession for the benefit of the pubic or a government entity.

Sharon Sporko Miller ’79, Falls Church, Virginia, was promoted to assistant principal of Corpus Christi School in Falls Church for the 2016-17 school year.

John Zangardi, Ph.D. ’83, Potomac Falls, Virginia, has been named the new principal deputy to the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO). Dr. Zangardi assists the DoD CIO as the principal adviser to the secretary of Defense for Information Management/Information Technology and Information Assurance, as well as non-intelligence space systems, critical satellite communications, navigation and timing programs, telecommunications and spectrum.

Sylvia Shiner Fontes ’84, Auburn, California, has been promoted to director at Sacramento for Forensic Analytical Consulting Services.

Thomas Grech ’84, Malverne, New York, has joined the board of trustees of the York College Foundation, The City University of New York.

Joseph M. English ’85, Marietta, Georgia, a member of the firm Taylor English Duma LLP, was named among “The Best Lawyers in America” for 2017 by Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most distinguished legal directories.

Rita O’Hora Price ’85, Marlton, New Jersey, has been promoted to senior manager at accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP.

Karen Angelo Fortunati ’86, Milford, Connecticut, announced the debut of her young-adult novel, The Weight of Zero. The book has been chosen by the American Booksellers Association as a summer/fall “Indies Introduce” title, featured in Seventeen Magazine (September 2016), listed as a Barnes and Noble 2016 “Most Anticipated Debut” and listed among the Amazon Editors’ “Favorite Young Adult Books” for fall 2016.

Scott Walsh ’86, Peckville, was honored during the annual Northeast Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony as the 2016 recipient of the Media/Service Award. Walsh is a sports writer for the Scranton Times-Tribune, as well as an adjunct professor at The University of Scranton.

Kathleen Bowe Mulderrig ’87, Apex, North Carolina, has completed her master’s degree in clinical research organization and management from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Mari Walsh Rush ’88, Endwell, New York, is the wife of Scott Rush (head coach) and mother of Conner Rush (third baseman/catcher) of the Little League World Series Championship team from Maine-Endwell, New York. This is the first United States team to win the World Series since 2011 and the first New York team to win the World Series since 1964.

Members of Scranton’s Class of 1988 (and others) organized a golf outing to celebrate their 50th birthdays in Ocean City, Maryland, from Sept. 23-26. Twenty alumni got together for three days of golf. Front row, from left: John Mallon ’88, Jeff Rossi ’88, Rich O’Brien ’88, Rich Tracchio ’88, Jack Giegrich ’88 and Scott Rush, who attended Scranton from 1984-86. Back row, from left: Matt O’ Reilly ’88, Mike O’Connor ’88, John Colella ’88, Sean Gallagher ’88, Dan Breen ’87, Steve Danna ’88, Derek Evans ’88, John Gold ’88, Tom Quinn ’88, Tom Lynch ’88, Joe Taylor ’88, Bob Griffin ’88, Bill O’Boyle ’88 and Jim Steele ’88.

Members of Scranton’s Class of 1988 (and others) organized a golf outing to celebrate their 50th birthdays in Ocean City, Maryland, from Sept. 23-26. Twenty alumni got together for three days of golf. Front row, from left: John Mallon ’88, Jeff Rossi ’88, Rich O’Brien ’88, Rich Tracchio ’88 and Jack Giegrich ’88. Back row, from left:  John Colella ’88, Sean Gallagher ’88, Dan Breen ’87, Steve Danna ’88, Derek Evans ’88, John Gold ’88, Tom Quinn ’88, Tom Lynch ’88, Joe Taylor ’88, Bob Griffin ’88, and Bill O’Boyle ’88.

Jeffrey N. Catalano ’90, West Roxbury, Massachusetts, a partner at Todd & Weld LLP in Boston, has been elected president of the Massachusetts Bar Association for its 2016-17 year.

Michael Ogrinz ’91, Easton, Connecticut, recently participated in a reality “hackathon” series sponsored by Qualcomm called the “Invent Off.” The challenge was to use “The Internet of Things” to save a life.

Joseph Kampherstein ’92, Warrington, recently joined the litigation department of Capehart Scatchard as an associate in the Mt. Laurel office.

Dawn Leas ’92, Kingston, had her first fulllength poetry collection, Take Something When You Go, published in April 2016. She is also the author of a chapbook, I Know When to Keep Quiet, which was published in 2010.

Kristin Maile ’92, Briarcliff Manor, New York, athletic director at Sarah Lawrence College, was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame-Northeast chapter.

Lisa Wamsley Coyne, Ph.D. ’93, Melrose, Massachusetts, became a member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School in 2014. Coyne is also the director of the McLean OCD Institute for Children and Adolescents as well as a research associate professor at Suffolk University in Boston.

Christopher Williams ’94, New York, New York, is a candidate for doctor of educational learning in the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

James E. Ferry, D.O. ’95, Philadelphia, matriculated at The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ferry earned his MBA in 2011 from Lehigh University and served in the Peace Corps in Namibia from 2011-13.

Timothy Gallen ’96, Hatfield, was voted in as president-elect of the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling, which has 1,100 members. Gallen will represent the needs and interests of students throughout Pennsylvania on a state and national level. His term begins in June 2017.

Megan Diskin Monahan, Ph.D. ’01, Souderton, completed her first year as an assistant professor of history at Cedar Crest College in Allentown.

Suzanne Messina Messer ’01, Cicero, New York, a member of the firm Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC, has been recognized in the 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in the field of general litigation. Attorneys were selected by their peers from among the top up-and-coming lawyers, defined as 40 years of age and younger, or in the practice for less than 10 years.

John Monahan ’02, Souderton, was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar. Monahan has accepted a position as a judicial law clerk in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County and will be clerking in the family law division of the court for The Hon. Patricia E. Coonahan.

Ariane Palmasani Conaboy, D.O. ’04, Waverly Twp., was named among the “Top 40 Under 40 Physicians” in the state of Pennsylvania based on quality of care, patient satisfaction and leadership in medicine and medical education. She also was named one of the “Top 20 Under 40 Young Business Leaders” by the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal in 2016. Conaboy practices traditional inpatient and outpatient internal medicine with Commonwealth Health, Physicians Health Alliance, Scranton, and serves on the medical executive committee of Moses Taylor Hospital and on the advisory board of Physicians Health Alliance.

Matthew Youssef ’05, Baltimore, Maryland, an associate attorney at Niles, Barton & Wimmer, LLP, has been named to The Maryland Daily Record’s 2016 “Very Important Professionals” list, which recognizes Maryland’s leaders for their tremendous accomplishments achieved before, or by, age 40

Jeanine Albert ’07, Huntersville, North Carolina, accepted a position with Physicians Eldercare in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a certified registered nurse practitioner.

Kevin Byrne ’07, Mahopac, New York, was elected assemblyman representing Putnam County in the New York State Legislature

Richard Santosdiaz ’08, London, England, a London-based expert in trade, investment, education and expat issues, has been featured this year in the media, especially with regards to Brexit in the United Kingdom. Santosdiaz works for a management consulting firm, is an adjunct lecturer and runs a major North American expat group in London.

The Rev. Mark Searles ’08, Allentown, was appointed the chaplain and director of campus ministry for Allentown Central Catholic High School with residence at St. Thomas More Parish in the Diocese of Allentown.

Maggie Smith Taylor, Ph.D. ’08, Schenectady, New York, completed her doctorate in sociology at the University of Buffalo. Her dissertation was titled, “Family Income Instability and Child Socioemotional Development.”

Meghan Hubert, D.O. ’10, Dunmore, was awarded a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June 2016. Dr. Hubert is continuing her medical training in neurology at Ohio State University-Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Krista Schult Jones ’10, New York, New York, has been promoted to senior research analyst at Stribling Marketing Associates.

Christopher Yarosh, Ph.D. ’10, Philadelphia, earned his doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yarosh will be joining the American Chemical Society as a Science Policy fellow this fall.

Colby Haggerty ’11, Horsham, earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Delaware in December 2016. His research focused on computational space plasma physics.

Kelly Johnson, D.O. ’11, Warwick, New York, was awarded a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June 2016. Dr. Johnson will continue her medical training in general surgery at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre.

Holly Pilcavage ’12, Dallas, received a nomination for Forbes’ 2017 “30 Under 30” list in the media category. Pilcavage is the founder of Project Wednesday, a forum for people to share life stories; a professional speaker for ForCollegeForLife, a Michigan-based organization that delivers impactful speeches to college students nationwide; and the director of business development for Coal Creative, a multimedia marketing firm in Wilkes-Barre.

Maria Shiptoski, D.O. ’12, Berwick, was awarded a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June 2016. Dr. Shiptoski is continuing medical training in internal medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Sean Butler ’13, Eugene, Oregon, was hired as the assistant director of marketing, social media for the University of Oregon Athletics Department.

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