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November 1, 2011: Alumni News

  • Alumni News & Events
    • Alumni Memorial Mass Scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12
      The University of Scranton will hold a special Alumni Memorial Mass on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Madonna della Strada Chapel. University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., will serve as celebrant.

      We will remember in a special way those who have passed away this year. All are welcome.

      Rare Opportunity for Royals

      Be there on Monday, Nov. 14, to watch as The University of Scranton men’s basketball team takes-on a Division I opponent for the first time since 2001. Alumni, family and friends are invited to gather on the St. Joseph’s University campus in Philadelphia to support the Royals during this unique exhibition. Admission price includes a pre-game reception, game ticket and a post-game reception with the team. To register, click here.

      Class of 2012 Goes “Beyond the Commons”
      The Class of 2012 Committee is organizing a series of informal networking events for their classmates as part of our Beyond the Commons program.  At each event, seniors will have the opportunity to dine with alumni in a casual atmosphere and discuss topics such as graduating, starting a career and moving to a new area. The 50 senior students who make up the 2012 Committee will work in teams of two to plan these events and promote them to their classmates.

      If you are a Scranton graduate who would like to join senior students at a Beyond the Commons event, please email Corey Henfling, assistant director of parent relations & class affinity, at henflingc2@scranton.edu.

      Christmas Events

      Date: Dec. 2, 2011 to Dec. 11, 2011
      Since there’s no place like home for the holidays, we bring Scranton to you. Each year, alumni and their friends and families are invited to join us in their hometown for one or more of our regional holiday celebrations. Click here for more information and to register.

      SAVE THE DATE

      Shamrockin’ Eve March 9, 2012

      Attention Classes of 2007 – 2011: Plan on coming back to campus on the eve of Scranton’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade for some food, drinks, live music by Blackthorn, and plenty of Irish shenanigans. Registration will be up in February.

      Planning for Reunion 2012 is Under Way
      Reunion 2011 is scheduled for June 8 – 10. If your class year ends with a ‘7’ or ‘2’ now is the time to start getting ready. Add your name to the planning to attend list, book your overnight accommodations, and volunteer to be part of your class committee

      Frank J. O’Hara Nominations
      Each year during Reunion Weekend, The University of Scranton and the Alumni Society jointly administer the presentation of the Frank J. O’Hara Awards. The awards are named in honor of the late Frank J. O’Hara ’25 who served the University for over 50 years.

      Traditionally, the O’Hara Award is offered to alumni celebrating a milestone reunion year, friends, or University staff members, who have exhibited sustained achievement in a particular field of endeavor. Award categories include Arts & Letters, Science &Technology, Management, Law, Medicine, Education, Public/Government Service, University Service, Community Service, and Religion & Spirituality.

      If someone you know has excelled in one or more of these categories, please take a few moments to nominate him or her for the 2012 Frank O’Hara Awards. Nominations must be received prior to Monday, Dec. 5. Winners will be announced in the spring.  Go to: http://matrix.scranton.edu/alumni/StayConnected/Ohara/index.shtml.
  • Save the Dates
    • Scranton vs. St. Joe’s Basketball Game
      Date: Nov. 14, 2011
      Time: 5:30 p.m.
      For the first time since 2001, the University of Scranton men’s basketball team will compete against a Division I opponent when they play against St. Joseph’s University.

      New Jersey Outlaws Hockey Game
      Date: Nov. 19, 2011
      Time: 6:30 p.m.
      Join Scranton alumni and friends for a fun-filled evening of ice hockey and camaraderie.

      Come hear and meet Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of "Dead Man Walking"
      Date: Nov. 20, 2011
      Time: 12:45 p.m.
      University of Scranton alumni living in South California are invited to hear and meet Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, (www.prejean.org) author of "Dead Man Walking." She will speak on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 12:45 p.m. at The Immaculata Church, University of San Diego campus. Book Sale/Signing and Reception will follow. To register, visit ivcusa.org/pages/Events.html or contact Margie Carroll, IVC San Diego Regional Director, at mcarroll@ivcusa.org or 619-881-9509. A fee of $15 is requested to support Sr. Helen’s prison ministry and this event.

      Christmas Events
      Date: Dec. 02, 2011, to Dec. 11, 2011
      Since there’s no place like home for the holidays, we bring Scranton to you. Each year, alumni and their friends and families are invited to join us in their hometown for one or more of our regional holiday celebrations. Click here for more information and to register.

      Are you planning to attend your Reunion?
      Date: June 8, 2012, to June 10, 2012
      Reunion 2012 is scheduled for June 8-10, 2012. We will be celebrating milestone reunions of alumni whose class years end in "7" and "2." To sign the planning to attend list and for class information, click here.
  • Class Notes
    • The following are Class Notes submitted to The University of Scranton's Office of Alumni Relations. To submit your own class notes, visit our Class Notes webpage.

      Ariane Palmasani Conaboy ’04, M.D., Moosic, completed residency in Internal Medicine at The Wright Center for Primary Care in June 2011. Ariane entered private practice internal medicine in conjunction with Physicians Health Alliance in Scranton in September. She serves as a clinical preceptor and volunteers as a member of the clinical faculty of The Commonwealth Medical College.

      Daniel Amspacher ’80,
      Havertown, was a featured panelist at “Recalibrating the Workforce System,” the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration’s Region Forum. Dan is the director of Human Resources for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.

      Caroline Mallick Wood ’90, Ph.D.,
      Clinton Corners, N.Y., was promoted to program manager in the Research Models and Solutions Division of Taconic Farms, Inc.

      David Yastremski ’94,
      Mendham, N.J., has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Marcelle E. Oberle Award for Outstanding Teaching in Grades K-12 by the National Communication Association. The Oberle Award was created to honor individuals who teach K-12 grade level and who have exhibited both outstanding teaching and a commitment to the speech communication profession.

      Kelly Miguens ’10,
      Rutherford, N.J. has dedicated a second year of service to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps at University of Detroit Mercy.

      Kenna Margevich ’11,
      Wapwallopen, will be dedicating a year of service to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps at the Respite Care of San Antonio.

      Tara Murphy ’11,
      Bensalem, has dedicated a year to serving as a Jesuit Volunteer at St. Margaret’s Shelter, Spokane, Wash.

  • Royals In the News
    • The following are links to articles featuring University alumni who have recently appeared in various media outlets.

      Frank J. “Mickey” McDonnell, Esq. ’60 credited his high school alma mater for his career success as he recently accepted the T. Donald Rinfret, S.J., Distinguished Alumnus Award during Scranton Prep's 30th annual Alumni Weekend brunch. To read more about McDonnell, click here.

      Psychiatrist David Liskov, M.D. ’74 G ’76, Kingston, recently was appointed medical director First Hospital Wyoming Valley. Dr. Liskov is also a clinical associate professor at the Commonwealth Medical College. To read more about Dr. Liskov, click here.

      Patricia Hume ’78 was named vice president of worldwide sales for Convio, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand constituent engagement solutions that enable nonprofit organizations to maximize the value of every relationship. To read more about Hume, click here.

      Mary Beth Farrell ’79
      became the first female recipient of the University’s President’s Medal during ceremonies at the 10th annual President's Business Council Award Dinner at The Pierre in New York City in October. To read more about Farrell, click here.

      Dan Kelly ’80 reminisces about his college days at Scranton in his Reading Eagle newspaper column. To read more about Kelly, click here.

      Randy Williams ’84 recently joined the Scranton firm Dan Simrell Advertising as a client specialist. A former station manager for WBRE-TV, Williams has taught courses in media scriptwriting, broadcast news writing and production. To read more about Williams, click here.

      Michael Vough ’86 is one of seven candidates vying for six open seats on the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas. To read more about Vough, click here.

      Paul Mackarey, PT, DHSc, OCS G’87, Dalton, was named to Temple University’s Board of Visitors of the College of Health Professions and Social Work. Dr. Mackarey is the owner and president of Mackarey & Mackarey Physical Therapy Consultants, LLC in downtown Scranton. To read more about Mackarey, click here.

      David Schleicher G’93 was named the new vice president of engineering and operations at EnergyUnited. Schleicher is a licensed professional engineer who most recently served as general manager at PPL Electric Utilities in Allentown. He has held numerous engineering, distribution and transmission operations and maintenance positions as well as several executive roles in his last 30 years at PPL. To read more about Schleicher, click here.

      Phil Odom ’95 was recently inducted into Keystone College’s athletic hall of fame. Keystone went 48-11 in Odom's two seasons during which he set school records for assists in a season and career and steals in a season and career. To read more about Odom, click here.

      Jeanne Herman G’96 is one of six candidates vying for five seats on the West York Area School District school board. To read more about Herman, click here.

      Tania Skotletski Stoker, Ph.D., G’01, an assistant principal at Lackawanna Trail Junior-Senior High School, recently earned her doctorate degree, a Ph.D. in Human Development (Instructional Leadership), from Marywood University in August. To read more about Stoker, click here.

      Jacqueline Honulik ’08, who works in public relations for the New York Yankees, is appearing on CMT television dating program “Sweet Home Alabama.” To read more about Honulik, click here.

      Katie Slade ’11 has been named an assistant coach for The University of Scranton’s women's lacrosse team for the 2012 season. Slade recently completed her career at the school as a four-time all-Landmark Confrerence selection. To read more about Slade, click here.

  • Birth Announcements
    • The following are birth announcements submitted to The University of Scranton's Office of Alumni Relations. To submit your own birth announcements, visit our Class Notes webpage.

      A son, Lachlan James, to Dr. Brian ’91 and Jill Doyle, Burnie Tasmania, Australia

      A daughter, Sophie Emilia, to Brian and Emily Klish Smorol ’98, Syracuse, N.Y.

      A son, Owen Benjamin, to Benjamin and Meredith Radimer Simpson ’98, Springfield, Va.

      A daughter, Stella Kathleen, to Jason and Debbie Lynch Proulx ’99, Flower Mound, Texas

      A son, Daniel Michael, to Daniel and Leigh Muraca King ’03, Scranton

  • Marriage Announcements
    • The following are marriage announcements submitted to The University of Scranton's Office of Alumni Relations. To submit your own birth announcements, visit our Class Notes webpage.

      Kathleen Martino ’07 to Christopher Iacocca ’07
  • In Memoriam
    • The following are death notices submitted to The University of Scranton's Office of Alumni Relations.

      Albert Mackarey ’49,
      Scranton

      Michael Ball ’54,
      Sayre

      Joseph J. Evans, M.D. ’73,
      Crozier, Va.

      John S. Daly G’74,
      Warminster

      Jay Kranson G’77,
      Kingston

      Joseph P. Pagnotti, M.D. ’77,
      Old Forge

      Carl J. Kaszuba ’93
  • In Memoriam, Friends & Family
    • The following are death notices submitted to The University of Scranton's Office of Alumni Relations.

      Mary Ananka mother of Joseph ’66

      Anthony J. Duchnowski, Sr. father of Anthony J., Jr. ’80 and grandfather of Anthony A. ’13

      Ann Yevics Gress wife of Ronald ’69 and sister of Philip Yevics ’72

      Barbara Hogan mother of Kevin ’96   

      Helen T. Krzan, mother of Bernie '76

      Roseanne Messett mother of Brian ’82 and Kevin ’77, grandmother of Matthew ’09

      Louis Ryffel, Jr. father of Kristin ’11 and brother of Matthew ’87

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