Alumni Making Headlines: June 2012

University of Scranton alumni are often in the headlines. Here is a list of links to news stories highlighting their recent accomplishments.

Long-time Georgetown men's basketball radio announcer Rich Chvotkin ’67 was recently inducted in the Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame. Chvotkin has called Georgetown men's basketball games for 38 years. To read more, click here.

President Barack Obama has announced the nomination of Malachy Edward Mannion ’76 for a federal judgeship in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Mannion has been a United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania since 2001, working out of courthouses in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. To read more, click here and here.

Donna M. Czerw ’77, G’82 has been promoted to First National Community Bank’s senior vice president, where she supervises the community banking operational functions for 21 branch locations and the Retail Training Department. To read more, click here

Col. Michael Konzman ’83 served as guest speaker at the annual Memorial Day Parade in downtown Honesdale. To read more, click here.

Dawn Pompey Strickland ’90, a Dalton chiropractor who promotes fitness as instructor and author, was featured in The Times-Tribune. To read more, click here.

Rosemary Chromey ’91, who has served on the Temple Israel Board for many years and is a past chair of the Temple Hebrew School, is the incoming president of Temple Israel, Wilkes-Barre. To read more, click here.

Daniel M. Bagatta ’92, G’94 was honored by the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook at its 16th annual golf tournament. Bagatta is a partner in Cullen and Dykman LLP, one of the largest law firms on Long Island, working primarily in its banking department. To read more, click here.

Laura Ducceschi ’98, G’00 was named the new director and CEO of The Scranton Area Foundation, replacing longtime director Jeanne Bovard. To read more, click here.

Christopher Barksdale ’02, an officer with the Newtown Township Police Department, was profiled on patch.com. To read more, click here

Brian J. Loughney ’07, G’09, of Dunmore, was named the new deputy director for human resources for Lackawanna County. To read more, click here.

Beth Kotz ’10 was interviewed by The Times-Tribune for an article about Dirty Girl Mud Run at Montage Mountain in May. To read more, click here.

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