Past O'Hara Winners
2005 Frank O'Hara Award Winners
- Raymond S. Angeli, G'74, '80
Raymond S. Angeli is President of Lackawanna College, having been named to the position in December 1994. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Angeli was a member of Pennsylvania Governor Robert Casey's cabinet, serving as Secretary of the state's Department of Community Affairs. He assumed the top post in the department in January 1994, after having served as Deputy Secretary for Programs at the agency and as director of its Northeast Regional office. Before entering public service, Mr. Angeli was a career Army officer, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. As an educator, he has worked as an instructor, assistant professor, professor and department chair for the Military Science Department at the University of Scranton. Mr. Angeli is certified as a secondary education administrator and a guidance counselor. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Nebraska and a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Scranton. He has also studied at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California and at the University of Kansas. He was an instructor at the U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Mr. Angeli has served on numerous boards, including the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency, the Greater Valley Alliance and the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. He is currently the chairman of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.
- John F. Bagley Ph.D. '65
Science & Technology
John Bagley graduated from The University of Scranton in 1965 and also received an MS degree from Fordham and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University. He has two brothers and one sister who are also graduates of The University of Scranton. The family created a scholarship for students from St. Basil's Church, Dushore, to attend the University. Dr. Bagley is currently employed as Vice President, External Relations for the Battelle Memorial Institute. Battelle develops new technologies, commercializes products, and provides solutions for industry and government. Their manufacturing ranges from medical products and pharmaceuticals to products for the automotive, chemical, and agrochemical industries. Battelle has a staff of 7,500 scientists, engineers, and support specialists. Major technology centers are located in Columbus, Ohio, Richland, Washington and Geneva, Switzerland. Jack and his wife, Delma, have two sons, Michael and Timothy.
- Mark J. Biedlingmaier '80
Mark J. Biedlingmaier, a career member of the Foreign Service, has been assigned as Charge d'affaires, ad interim, to American Embassy Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. He currently serves as the Management Officer for the New Embassy Compound construction project in Luanda, Angola. A native of Easton, PA, he graduated from the University of Scranton in 1980 with dual degrees, History (MA) and International Affairs (BA), and, where he participated in the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Program. Mr. Biedlingmaier served with the final group of U.S. Peace Corps volunteers assigned to the Republic of South Korea as Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) and Tuberculosis Control Workers. He also holds a degree certificate from the Lundellska Institute, Upsala, Sweden, where he completed a year of study with the Rotary International Foundation. Mr. Biedlingmaier is the recipient of several Department of State Superior and Meritorious Performance Honors and was runner up in 2004 for the Luther Repogle Award for Management Improvement. He is fluent in Portuguese, French and Swedish, and has a good working knowledge of Korean and Russian. He has participated in former Secretary of State Colin Powell's "Hometown Diplomats" program and is a volunteer instructor for the National Youth Leadership Forum and Presidential Classroom in Washington D.C.
- Terrence S. Carden Jr. M.D. '60
Terrence S. Carden, Jr., M.D. '60, Tucson, AZ, entered the medical profession following a career in journalism at The Philadelphia Inquirer and both The Scranton Times and The Scranton Tribune-Scrantonian. A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, he also worked on the city desk of The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin while in medical school at Jefferson Medical College. Following postgraduate training at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., he began a career in emergency medicine in Chicagoland, where he was influential in the establishment of emergency medicine as a new medical specialty. He founded a group of emergency physicians that contracted with hospitals throughout the Chicago area for emergency department physician coverage. As chairman of the emergency department at Highland Park Hospital, he served as the founding project medical director for the South Lake County Emergency Medical Services System, which included 25 fire department and private ambulance paramedic services extending from northern Cook County to the Wisconsin border. Prior to his retirement, he was inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
- Sr. Bernadette Duross RSM '80
Sister Bernadette M. Duross R.S.M., is a Sister of Mercy of the Merion, PA regional community of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. She holds a BS from the University of Scranton and a MS from Neumann College, Aston, PA, with a concentration in Pastoral Counseling. She worked in social service ministries for nine years, first with the homeless population and then as a Parish Social Minister in a Jesuit parish in North Philadelphia. Prior to coming to the University in 2005, Sister Bernadette spent ten years at the Jesuit Spirituality Center in Wernersville, PA providing spiritual and retreat direction and training in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. She is currently the Interim Vice President for Mission and Ministries at the University of Scranton, where she assists in the promotion of our Catholic, Jesuit identity. She supervises the staff and programs of Campus Ministry and the Center for Social Action and Service Initiatives, while serving as the Director of Ignatian Spiritual Formation for faculty, staff and administration. She serves on the board of directors of the Ignatian Lay Volunteer Corp and on the Governance Task Force of the Tri-State Area of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.
- Martina Martin '80
Martina Martin is Senior Vice President at United Way of Central Maryland in Baltimore where she leads strategic planning governance, volunteer development, regional development, First Call for Help 's 24-hour information and referral service and the statewide 2-1-1 Initiative. Martina also spent 11 years at United Way of America in Alexandria, VA, the national service association, serving in middle and senior management positions helping United Way's nationwide and worldwide, as well as Fortune 500 companies, with fundraising and community relations. She was part of a team that created the first marketing function at UWA and led its first national marketing efforts. She also worked in two Pennsylvania United Ways and at Bill Donovan Communications in Scranton. One of Maryland's Top 100 Women in 2004 and 2000, Martina is a graduate of Leadership Maryland and the Greater Baltimore Committee's Leadership Program. She is a member of the Maryland Governor's Health & Human Services Referral Board and the Chair of Strategic Planning for Playing For Peace, a Washington, D.C. based international organization. She is on UWA's National Standards of Excellence Team and serves/served on several local boards and chairs/chaired committees in nonprofit development, ethics and accountability, conflict resolution, volunteerism, elementary education and fund raising. She has served at University of Scranton Alumni chapters in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
- Msgr. Godfrey Mosley '75
Msgr. Mosley is a native Washingtonian. He attended Saint Gabriel's Elementary School and Mackin High School. He did his undergraduate studies at the Saint Pius X Seminary and the University of Scranton, and received his Master of Theology from Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg.
Msgr. Mosley was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Washington by William Cardinal Baum in 1979. He served as Associate Pastor at St. Margaret's Parish in Seat Pleasant and Holy Spirit Parish in Forestville before becoming the secretary to James Cardinal Hickey, Archbishop of Washington. He also served as the Cardinal's Master of Ceremonies. Between 1984 and 1987 he studied at the North American College in Rome, Italy, where he received his doctorate in Canon Law (magna cum laude). Upon returning to Washington, he became the Vice-chancellor for the Archdiocese. Since that time he has occupied several different offices within the Archdiocese including Secretary of Parish Life and Worship; Director of the Office of Worship; Assistant Judicial Vicar; Member of the College of Consultors and Member of the Council of Priests. He also served as pastor of Saint Columba Parish in Oxon Hill for eight years, overlapping some of his Archdiocesan duties. His accomplishments are not limited to this Archdiocese - he served for four years as an Assistant Judicial Vicar of the Interdiocesan Appeal Court for the State of Ohio and Washington - Eastern Section, and is currently a Knight Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. Msgr. Mosley's current position is that of Vicar General for Apostolates for the Archdiocese of Washington. He has served or is serving on the Boards of several institutions including Catholic Charities, Saint Ann's Infant Home, Archbishop Carroll High School, the Archdiocesan Board of Education Bishop McNamara High School and Mount Saint Mary's College and Seminary.
- James M. Papada III, Esq. '70
James M. Papada, III has been Chairman of Technitrol since 1996 and Chief Executive Officer since 1999. Previously, he was senior partner in the Philadelphia law firm Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, where he led the firm's mergers and acquisitions group and served on its board of directors. From 1983 until 1987, Mr. Papada was President and Chief Operating Officer of Hordis Brothers, Inc., a privately held glass fabricator. He has been a Technitrol director since 1983. Mr. Papada earned a bachelor's degree with high honors from the University of Scranton and a law degree with honors at Villanova University, where he was a member of the Law Review and the Order of the Coif. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of both International House of Philadelphia, where he also served as Chairman, and the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia.
- Christine Oliver Shean '80
Christine Oliver Shean is a 1980 graduate of The University of Scranton where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Upon graduation she began working at Murray Insurance Agency, Inc., holding positions in various departments for a total of 19 years, and in 2001 was appointed to the position of President. Christine recently agreed to Chair the 2004 Annual Fund Campaign, expressing an interest in becoming more involved with the University and also in motivating her family to move forward with the establishment of a scholarship. She resides in Scranton with her husband, Timothy and 8 year old son, Jack.
- Michael Strong G'82
Mike Strong has certainly left his mark on The University of Scranton women's basketball program. This past season he became only the third coach inn NCAA Division III history to record 600 wins, he has led the Lady Royals to at least 20 wins in 20 of his 25 seasons, including in each of the last fourteen years. Since taking over as head coach in 1979, he has led the Lady Royals to a record of 484-110, including an NCAA Division III national title (1985), seven Final Four appearances, and seventeen AIAW/NCAA tournament berths. Overall, The University of Scranton has made twenty AIAW/NCAA tournament appearances in the program's twenty-five year history. A 1967 graduate of Concord College in West Virginia, Strong came to Scranton as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach in 1972 after a successful three-year career as head basketball and head soccer coach at then Keystone College in LaPlume, PA. He was an assistant coach when the Royals won the NCAA Division II national championship in 1976 under current head basketball coach Bob Bessoir. Strong, who holds mater's degrees from West Chester University and The University of Scranton, is third on the NCAA Division III all time list for coaching victories with 484 wins and is seventh in winning percentage. He has led the Lady Royals to eight straight 20-or-more win seasons and 15 times in his twenty-year tenure. He also recorded two 31-win seasons and one 30-win campaign. He also serves as head coach of the Lady Royals women's tennis team and was men's tennis coach for ten years. His impressive list of accolades includes the 1985 Kodak NCAA Division III Coach of the Year award and three time Middle Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year recipient. A member of the University's prestigious Wall of Fame, Strong has led the Lady Royals to an NCAA tournament-record 35 wins and an overall national playoff record of 37-19. Mike, who is also an Associate Professor in the University's Exercise Science and Sport department, and his wife, Linda, reside in Clarks Summit. The couple have two children and three grandchildren.