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Jim Noone ’66, Fairfax, Virginia, has been elected to the board of trustees of the National Maritime Historical Society. Noone is of counsel to the public affairs/government relations firm of Mercury, having served as managing director in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

Paul LaBelle ’70, South Abington Township, along with his wife, Sharon, received the 2017 Spirit of Hope Tribute to Courage Award at the 6th annual Spirit of Hope Celebration in November 2017 for raising more than $200,000 for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute (NRCI) in Scranton. NRCI provides programs to ease the burden of cancer and save lives in the community. The LaBelles’ foundation is called “JUDI H. ROCK ON” in memory of their niece, who died very young of cancer.

Peter Bielinski ’75, Houston, Texas, retired after 18 years as associate general counsel for Cameron International Corp.

Joseph Montella, M.D. ’80, Philadelphia, was promoted to chief medical officer at Cooper University Healthcare in Camden, New Jersey. He is professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, is a certied physician executive and earned his Master of Science degree in Healthcare Quality and Safety.

Kevin McGlinchey ’82, Media, served as key grip for dramatic re-creations on CNN’s “Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History.

Lori Brucker Block ’83, Pitman, New Jersey, of the Department of Public Relations & Advertising at Rowan University, was awarded the NACADA Region 2 Excellence in Advising-Advisor Primary Role award by the National Academy Advising Association at its regional conference March 23. Block, a senior advisor and faculty member, presented “It Just Makes Sense! Intentionally Infusing Career Counseling while Academically Advising!” at the conference. She was also honored in February by Rowan University for her 25 years of service to the university.

From left: Bridget McMahon ‘92, Joan Howlett Kaiser ‘92, Mary Beth Gionta Flanagan ‘92, Erin Marut Ferguson ‘92, Deb Sackman DeAcutis ‘92 and Maureen Cronin ‘92.

Several women from the Class of 1992 enjoy a dinner together in Washington, D.C., in April. 

Marion Munley ’83, Moosic, a partner at the Munley Law Firm, served as a speaker on an ethics panel and hosted the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Women Trial Lawyers Caucus meeting and its surrounding events at the AAJ Winter Convention in Maui in February 2018.

James Courey, D.D.S. ’84, Manalapan, New Jersey, has been selected as a top prosthetic dentist for the 10th consecutive year in New Jersey Monthly Magazine by a survey of his fellow New Jersey dental peers.

Thomas Grech ’84, Malverne, New York, president and CEO of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed as a member of Sunnyside Yard Steering Committee, hosted by New York City deputy mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and Amtrak chairman Anthony Coscia.

Michael Burke ’85, Beverly Hills, California, chairman and CEO, AECOM, was named 2018 “Business Person of the Year” at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual Business Hall of Fame Awards event.

John Pivovarnick ’85, Dunmore, published his novel Tales from the Back of a Bus July 3. It is available as an eBook and paperback on Amazon.

John Littel ’86, Virginia Beach, Virginia, was elected rector of the College of William and Mary, where his youngest son Clay will attend this fall. The rector chairs the governing Board of Visitors of the nation’s second oldest college.

Christopher Pietruszkiewicz ’89, Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida, was appointed the 24th president of The University of Evansville on July 1.

Joyce Corbin Moya ’90, Spotsylvania, Virginia, marked the one-year anniversary of the opening of her clinic, Hozho Behavioral Health and Life Coaching Services, an out-patient behavioral health care office that services the northern Virginia region. The basis of her practice is cognitive behavioral therapy complemented by holistic approaches she learned while living in New Mexico. Her primary audience has been women and couples of color and retired and active-duty military.

Rob Davis ’90, Red Bank, New Jersey, was promoted to head of Digital, USA, at Ogilvy.

Sean McFarland ’90, Frederick, Maryland, has been promoted to senior vice president and head of Loss Control and Liquidations Technology for Wells Fargo.

Robert Miller, Ph.D. ’90, Bloomfield, New Jersey, received tenure and was promoted to the rank of associate professor of Religious Studies at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, New York.

Cathy Binder ’91, King George, Virginia, was elected supervisor for Shiloh District in King George County, Virginia.

Tricia Pahoski Richards-Service G’91, Clarks Summit, earned her doctorate in administration and leadership with a focus on health promotion from Marywood University in May 2018. Richards-Service is completing a Fulbright-Schuman research grant in the European Union and was awarded the McGowan Medal for Excellence in Doctoral Studies.

Stephen Brophy ’93, Arlington, Virginia, has joined the firm Husch Blackwell. Brophy will serve as senior counsel in the firm's technology, manufacturing and transportation industry group and international trade practice team.

Justin Daly ’93, Great Falls, Virginia, was named, for the third consecutive year, one of the Top Lobbyists by The Hill. Daly founded Daly Consulting Group in 2012 after serving for over 15 years as a senior legal advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm represents Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, PwC, Travelers and other major financial institutions.

Michael Hollinger ’93, Reading, was recently awarded the prestigious ABA “2018 Lawyers of Distinction Award” in the field of General Practice of Law. Hollinger is the founder and managing partner of the Law Office of Michael Hollinger. In addition to his general practice, Hollinger provides pro bono work to those who cannot afford an attorney.

Alan Landis ’93, Alexandria, Virginia, has been appointed chief operating officer of the Rights and Resources Initiative, an international development coalition advocating for land and resources rights for women, indigenous people and local communities.

Kate Groark Shields ’97, Fort Washington, was named one of 2017’s “Top Women in PR” by PR News. Shields is president of Vault Communications, which was recently named to the Inc. 5000, the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Soaring 76” list and the Philadelphia 100, a joint initiative of the Philadelphia Media Network, the Wharton Small Business Development Center and the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia to recognize the 100 fastest-growing companies in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Michael Enea ’98, Hillsborough, New Jersey, is celebrating his third year as the owner of Simply Delicious Dinners, a meal preparation (fully prepared meals with sides) and catering business in New Jersey.

Jennifer Menichini ’02, Pittston Township, of the Scranton-based law firm Greco Law Associates PC, became the chair-elect of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division at its annual meeting in May.

Robert Dyer, M.D. ’03, Lafayette Hill, earned his M.D. from Temple University Medical School and is doing his residency in Burlington, Vermont, at the Burlington Vermont Medical Center.

Stephanie Longo ’03, G’06, Dunmore, recently published her third book, Italians of Lackawanna County, with Arcadia Publishing. Her other titles are Italians of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Dunmore. Longo is the director of marketing and communications at the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. 

Nicole Kosteczko Odell, Ph.D. ’03, Woodland, California, has accepted a new position as the assistant principal at Williams Junior/Senior High School in Williams, California. Odell also finished her preliminary California Administration Credential as of June 2018.

Maria Villafuerte, D.O. ’03, Farmington Hills, Michigan, is a mental-health services provider for New Oakland Family Centers in their partial hospitalization, outpatient and telepsychiatry programs.

Nicholas Kravitz ’04, Dupont, has been named a partner in the firm Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP.

Brian Patchcoski ’08, State College, co-authored a chapter titled “Redefining Community through Collaboration: Defining Gender-Neutral Housing for a Four-Year Residential Liberal Arts College” in the newly released book Trans* Policies & Experiences in Housing and Residence Life.

The Rev. Mark Searles ’08, Easton, has been appointed to the position of director of Vocations Promotions for the Diocese of Allentown. Searles will also maintain his role as chaplain of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

Deborah Young Nealon ’13, G’15, Rockville, Maryland, group practice administrator, Horizon Surgical Practice, recently became a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

Abdul Hussain Azizi, M.D. ’14, Scranton, graduated from the Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton in May 2018. Hussain will complete his residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Kyle Gleaves, M.D. ’14, Wilkes-Barre, graduated from the Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton in May 2018. Gleaves will complete his residency in Internal Medicine at Penn State Hershey.

Nunzio Pirrotta, M.D. ’14, Milford, graduated from the Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton in May 2018. Pirrotta will pursue his intern year at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh and follow with an anesthesiology residency at the University of Chicago.

Louis Porreca, M.D. ’14, Marlton, New Jersey, graduated from the Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton in May 2018. Porreca will complete his residency in neurology at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia.

Brian Dolan ’15, Pearl River, New York, served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest during the 2017-18 program year. Dolan volunteered at Terry Reilly Health Services in Boise, Idaho.

Michael McDonald ’16, Dunmore, served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps during the 2017-18 program year. McDonald volunteered at Catholic Charities of Onondaga County, Syracuse, New York.

Glendys Orellana ’16, Spring City, served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps during the 2017-18 program year. Orellana vol- unteered with Proyecto Generando Vida in Managua, Nicaragua.

Erin Finnerty ’17, Brigantine, New Jersey, served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps during the 2017-18 program year. Finnerty volunteered with Urban Compass in Los Angeles, California.

Christa Howarth ’17, Somerset, New Jersey, served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest during the 2017-18 program year. Howarth volunteered at Boise Family Strengthening Center at Catholic Charities of Idaho in Boise.

Natalie Kern ’17, Newtown, served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest during the 2017-18 program year. Kern volunteered at Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis in Anchorage, Alaska.

Mariah Ruther ’17, Tinton Falls, New Jersey, served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps during the 2017-18 program year. Ruther volunteered at Native American Health Center in San Francisco, California.

Dillon Vita ’17, Melville, New York, served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps during the 2017-18 program year. Vita volunteered at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School in Camden, New Jersey.

Planning Committee members were Saleh Almubdel G’13, Alaa Almehmadi G’12, Omar Alshikhi G’12, Majed Almaghlouth G’11,Dr. Ahmed Alzahrani G’01, Ziad Alzahrani G’10, Saad Alshahrani G’16, Harb Almarri G’17, Musaab Alawad G’16,Mohammed Albohmood G’13 and Mohammed Alammar G’15.

The University of Scranton Saudi Arabia Alumni Club gathers together in Riyadh with Gerald Zaboski ‘87, G’95 (center), vice provost for Enrollment Management & External Affairs, in April 2018. Ziad Alzahrani G’10, who gave opening remarks at the event, remembered being welcomed “with kindness” into the Scranton community when he arrived as a student. 

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