Alumni Class Notes : October 2013

Your classmates want to know what you have been up to - so send us your news!   To submit your own class notes, visit our Class Notes webpage.

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


Andrew Scott McGowan, Ph.D. ’61, Yonkers, N.Y., retired from the distinguished position of Senior Professor in the Department of Counseling and Development at Long Island University/C.W. Post (LIU/Post) and was named as a senior professor emeritus by the LIU president and Board of Trustees. 

James Mezick, Ph.D. ’61, East Brunswick, N.J., Chief Scientific Officer at SansRosa, was part of a five member team to have their technology approved by the FDA to treat the redness of rosacea. This technology was developed by and will be marketed by Galderma as Mirvaso. 

Robert Schatz ’80, New York, N.Y., will have his painting Lehigh included in the exhibition 13 at the Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts in Toronto, Canada. 

David A. Morgan ’81, Dalton, has completed the requirement for a Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Lehigh University. 

Thomas J. Collura ’85, Delmar, N.Y., has joined the law firm of Hodgson Russ as a partner in the Corporate & Securities, Estates & Trusts, and Tax Practice Groups. 

John Reynolds ’90, Dickson City, has been promoted to partner at ParenteBeard, a top 25 accounting firm. 

Albert Thomas ’93, Scranton, is associate vice president and general manager at VaxServe. 

Philip Grieco ’00, Santa Monica, Calif., accepted a position with a sports marketing agency, Wasserman Media Group, based in Los Angeles, and is co-leading the Microsoft account team, focused on their new NFL partnership. 

Jim DeSanto '01 and Erin Powers '01  of Soldier On will release their second record, "Anchors," with a show at World Cafe Life in Philadelphia on Oct. 20

Victoria Mound ’02, Morristown, N.J., is a digital marketing consultant at the New York Daily News. 

Chris McGuinness ’06, York, is active with the York Little Theatre during their 80th anniversary season. He appeared on-stage in the South Central PA premier of “Avenue Q” and in their recent summer production of “The Producers.” He is currently in rehearsal for their production of “The Rocky Horror Show” where he’ll be playing the Narrator. 

Michael Nordsiek, D.O. ’08, West Chester, was awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June 2013. Dr. Nordsiek will continue his medical training in urologic surgery at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. 

Haley Walsh Spagnola, D.O. ’08, Hellan,  was awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June 2013. Dr. Spagnola will continue her medical training in pediatrics at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.  

Emily Klonoski, D.O. ’09, Scranton, was awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June 2013. Dr. Klonoski will continue her medical training in internal medicine at St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem. 

Brian Musto ’12, Pittston, has been named to the Law Review at Cornell University School of Law.

Candice Janes ’13, Scranton, is a staff accountant at ParenteBeard.


Tiffany McDermott ’05 to Jim Swinarski
Michelle Constantino ’07 to Daniel Crowe ’07
Colleen Scannell ’08, G’09 to Christopher Brown 


A daughter, Reagan Elise, to Dr. Joseph ’94 and Marcie McComb, Marple Township
A daughter, Niamh Elinor, to Christopher Nauroth ’99 and Megan Smithling ’99, Seattle, Wash.
A daughter, Anna Catherine, to Brendan and Maureen Kiley Thomason, Ph.D. ’01, Seattle, Wash.
A son, Connor Frederik, to Brian ’04 and Loni Lukatch Cinoski ’02, Mountaintop
A son, Austin Jack, to Brent and Laurie Scheetz Snyder ’02, Souderton
A son, Owen Braddock, to Patrick ’06 and Nadia Gougeon Dunn ’05, G’06, Warwick

In Memoriam

Joseph E. Pichaella ’41, Dunmore
Albert P. Morgan ’48, Carbondale
James F. Connolly ’51, Madison, Conn.
Donald J. Hopkins ’52, Dalton
Edward Balish, Ph.D. ’57, Charleston, S.C. 
John D. Langan ’57, Blue Bell
Paul Moffitt ’57, Carbondale
Barbara L. Tayoun G’69, Wilkes Barre
Andrew P. Conway ’81, Scranton
Rosemary Kearney Lavelle ’98,G’04, Roaring Brook Twp.
Diane Wilson Wren ’06, Archbald

In Memoriam, Friends and Family

James Conarton brother of Joseph ’67
Robert Marzen father of Leo ’83
Emma Walsh mother of James ’69 

Disclaimer | Site Map

© 2013 The University of Scranton. Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510 (570) 941-7400