Alumni Class Notes: July 2013

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The following are Class Notes submitted to The University of Scranton’s Office of Alumni Relations.

Class Notes

Anthony “Skip” Minakowski ’67, Towson, Md., is the first recipient of what will be an annual “Men for Others” award the Loyola Blakefiled 50th high school reunion. The Loyola Class of 1963 selected Minakowski to recognize his service to the class, to Loyola Blakefield and to a variety of other organizations and institutions. Hewill spend six weeks in Poland this summer tutoring eleventh- and twelfth-grade students in the English language under the auspices of WEISCO which helps students prepare for their oral exams for college.

John Zonarich ’68,
Mechanicsburg, managing attorney at the Harrisburg law firm SkarlatosZonarich LLC, has been named to the 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in the field of general litigation. This is the eighth time in 10 years he has been accorded this honor.

James Sysko ’77, Charleston, Ill., is an assistant professor at Eastern Illinois University where he teaches business law and is working to establish a business ethics program for graduate and undergraduate students.

Ann Marie Laskiewicz-Ross ’79, G’09, Scotrun, spent the past year teaching English writing and public speaking to ethnic Chinese students at Minzu University in Beijing.

Elizabeth Ridgely ’86, Telford, received her Master of Liberal Arts degree from Temple University.

Robert Clarke ’90, Factoryville, accepted the position of senior vice president of continuous improvement at Parameds.com.

Mark Searles ’08, Easton, was ordained to the transitional diaconate in May 2013 in the cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown, by Bishop John O. Barres.

Ben Redan ’11, Tunkhannock, received a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowship. His selection was based on his outstanding abilities and accomplishments as well as his potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise.

James Troutman ’11, Moscow, has just completed his first year teaching full-time for Norristown Area School District. He was accepted into a STEM Multi-Region Project Grant, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and has begun studying for a master’s degree in special education at West Chester University.

Michael Genello ’12, Scranton, is the 2013 recipient of the Todd M. Angelo Award presented by the Scranton District Dental Society. This award is presented to a University of Scranton student who has been accepted by a dental school and shows tremendous promise in the field of dentistry.

Andrea Genello ’13,
Scranton, is the 2013 recipient of the Bernard Shair Award presented by the Scranton District Dental Society. This award is presented to a University of Scranton student who has been accepted by a dental school and shows tremendous promise in the field of dentistry.

Marriages

None

Births

A son, Vincent Robert, to Ralph and Kathryn Lavarco Scalera ’00, Wood Ridge, N.J.
A son, Ronald Joseph (R.J.) to Kyle ’03 and Tera Ravina Hatler ’03, Rutherford, N.J.
A daughter, Candace Grace, to Luke and Patricia Reina Boyd ’03, Bethlehem
A daughter, Anabelle Mia, to Brian ’05 and Jillian Acevedo Skrip ’05, Blue Bell
A son, Declan Xavier, to Thomas ’05 and Ericka Lavelle, Clarks Summit

In Memoriam

William M. Kane, M.D. ’43, Media
George C. Chandlee ’48,
Philadelphia
Paul H. Price ’48,
Scranton
William P. McCrae, D.D.S., ’50,
Morristown, N.J.
Mary Ann Snyder ’77, Scranton
Carol Boris Visbisky ’88, Dickson City
Deborah Imburgia McLaughlin ’92, Upper Chichester
Paul L. Valint ’92, Harrison City
Joseph H. May ’07, Scranton

In Memoriam, Friends and Family

Barbara Baran, mother of Mark ’82 and Susan Baran Charnigo ’89
Edgar Hess, father of Megan ’09

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