Alumni Making Headlines: October 2012

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

Joseph P. Giovannini, Jr., Esq. ’68 will be the guest speaker at the Italian-American Association of Luzerne County’s 35th annual Columbus Day Banquet on Oct. 7. Giovannini was a member of the Wilkes-Barre League of Women Voters and its first male president, a member of board of directors of the Hoyt Library, past member of the Exeter Lions Club and District 14H Parliamentarian. He was also a past member of the Advisory Board of Victims Resource Center and first male recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. To read more, click here.

Geraldine Turkington G’70 was named Union Savings Bank’s vice president, senior commercial lending officer, responsible for generating new business development and building client relationships. To read more, click here.

Chester D. Newhart Jr. ’81 joins Wilkes University as visiting instructor of business and accounting. A former adjunct faculty member at Wilkes University, he is now returning to teach law and business, the legal environment of business and business law, business and public policy, advanced topics in business law, and financial and managerial accounting. To read more, click here.

Terrence P. Lenahan, M.D. ’83 has joined Delta Medix’s group of physicians and surgeons. Dr. Lenahan's specialty is in pulmonary medicine and critical care. Dr. Lenahan is board certified in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. His special areas of interest include lung cancer, asthma, allergy and immunology and occupational lung disease. To read more, click here.

Rob Sarisky, Ph.D. ’89 has been appointed chief business officer of FORMA Therapeutics. Dr. Sarisky is an experienced scientific and business professional from the pharmaceutical industry, most recently serving as vice president of oncology business development and licensing within Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson company. To read more, click here.

Dawn Leas ’92 has joined Wilkes University’s low-residency graduate creative writing program as associate director. In her new role, she will assist program director Bonnie Culver with marketing, outreach, student recruitment and program development. To read more, click here.

Kristin Maile ’92, a former University volleyball standout, has taken another step up the career ladder, moving on to Sarah Lawrence College as the school's director of athletics and physical education. To read more, click here.

Joe Turturica G’92 was named the vice president of human resources at Kane Is Able, Inc. Turturica will oversee human resource responsibilities for 1,000 KANE associates across 16 nationwide offices and distribution centers. To read more, click here.

Kristin Perilli ’05, foundation director for The Thomas Jerome House, an assisted-living facility for veterans with traumatic brain injuries, has led the foundation in purchasing a residence in Hamilton Square. N.J. The foundation is named in honor of Thomas Jerome Hromisin ’05, who suffered a traumatic brain injury while serving in Iraq. To read more, click here.

Joe Campisi G’07 hit the ground running in his new position as South Harrison Elementary's new principal, starting just one week before students showed up for their first day of school. To read more, click here.

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