Alumni Class Notes: August 2017

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The following are Class Notes submitted to The University of Scranton’s Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement

Class Notes

Robert Mancuso ’80, Dunmore, was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer at Wayne Bank.

Susan Adams G’85,
Pottsville, retired after serving 38 years as both a high school and elementary art teacher with the Williams Valley School District in Tower City.

Jason Bryce Rush ’93,
Tustin California, was the principal co-author of Ware Disposal’s successful proposal to become one of the city of Los Angeles’ franchisees as part of the city’s pioneering recyclA program. Additionally, Rush become one of the first graduates of the City of Tustin’s Citizen’s Academy 2017.

Maureen Gillespie ’95,
Philadelphia, a 12th grade theology teacher at Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, was named as one of seven “Exceptional Teacher” Award winners at the 2017 National Liberty Museum annual Teacher as Hero Awards, sponsored by State Farm. 

Christine Royce, Ed.D. G’95,
Newburg, began her one-year term as president-elect of The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) on June 1, 2017, and will assume the office of president on June 1, 2018. Royce is a professor in the teacher education department and co-director for the Master of Arts in Teaching STEM Education program at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.

Marina Hoppas McGuire ’00,
Paramus, New Jersey, joined the New Jersey law firm Tanenbaum Keale as an associate.

Peter Castagna ’03, West Chester,
joined the Advancement team at St. Joseph’s University as director of Major Gifts.



Joseph E. Cuff  ’43,
Elvin Glenroy Miles ’49,
Ballwin, Missouri
William J. Burns ’50,
Pompton Plains, New Jersey
Paul A. Farrell ’57,
Johnson City, New York
Theodore R. Mileski ’57,
Carl J. Garbelotti ’60,
South Burlington, Vermont
George D. Mulligan, Sr. ’62,
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Joseph L. Niezgoda ’63,
Thomas G. Hartman G’64,
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Gerald M. Tate ’67,
John A. Costigan, Jr. ’75,
Hedgesville, West Virginia
Margaret Joan Scott ’81,
Joseph H. Hallberg ’82,
William M. Kapp G’82, Erwinna
Christopher L. Spathelf  ’82,
Laurel, Maryland
Douglas R. Morgan ’83,

Friends Deaths

Paul Bernot, brother of Lynette Bernot ’99   
Robert Wallis, father of Jeffrey Wallis ’77




Matthew Ryffel ’87
to Mary Wicker
Lauren Bernero ’99
to David Faccone
Taylor Ainley ’09
to Peter Daniele
Cassie Murphy ’10
to Shawn Riley ’12
Jennifer Deptula ’14, G’16
to Zachary Haupt ’14

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