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The Rev. Myron Zuder, Ph.D. ’58, Akron, Ohio, celebrated 50 years as pastor of St. Mary Dormition Orthodox Church in Akron. He also celebrated 56 years of ordination and marriage to his wife, Dolores.

William Kiehl, Ph.D. ’67, Mountville, was appointed a trustee of Wilson College, Chambersburg.

Barry Kelly ’74, Drexel Hill, received the State of New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal in honor of his 4th great-grandfather, Revolutionary War Veteran Rem Corson.

Ernest Kollra ’75, Plantation, Florida, was elected to a full six-year term on the circuit court for Broward County, Florida, on Aug. 28, 2018. Judge Kollra, who was appointed to the bench in 2016 by Florida Governor Rick Scott, sits in the felony trial division and presides in Fort Lauderdale.

Ronald Collins ’77, Washington, D.C., was re-elected to a two-year term on Nov. 6, 2018, as an advisory neighborhood commissioner (ANC) in the District of Columbia, representing the Southwest, Navy Yard and Buzzard Point neighborhoods. ANC commissioners have the responsibility of considering zoning, development projects, Alcohol Beverage Control licensing, public safety, transportation and public works matters in their neighborhoods.

Robert Mancuso ’80, G’83, Dunmore, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Wayne Bank, was recognized by the Pennsylvania Bankers Association for his 40 years of service to the banking industry. Mancuso has served the banking industry in various executive leadership roles for four decades.

Albert Russo ’80, Pottersville, New Jersey, and Thomas Schaible ’80, Oldwick, New Jersey, marked the 30th anniversary of their business partnership (and 42 years of friendship) in September 2018, with a trip to Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast of Italy with their wives, Susan and Laura, respectively. Schaible Russo Financial provides comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory services to clients across the country and is based in Whitehouse, New Jersey.

Paul J. Cooper ’82, White Mills, was among the 11 men ordained to the permanent diaconate Nov. 25, 2017, by his excellence Bishop Joseph Bambera, Diocese of Scranton. Cooper was also honored for his 30 years of service as a PIAA sports official on Aug. 4 at the PIAA annual convention in Harrisburg.

Phillip Dunn ’84, Cary, North Carolina, completed a successful summit to Everest Base Camp in April 2018, which raised funds for charity. This was Dunn’s second successful summit within two years. In August 2016, he summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Thomas Shields, Ph.D. ’90, became the associate dean for Academic and Student Affairs in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond. Shields is also the chair of Graduate Education and associate professor in Education and Leadership Studies at the University.

Dominique Ponzio Bernardo ’93, King of Prussia, has joined Variety Children’s Charity as its new CEO. Variety Children’s Charity is a nonprofit in Montgomery County with a mission to enrich the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through social, educational and vocational programs that nurture independence and self-confidence while preparing them for life.

Matthew L. Davidson, Ph.D. ’93, Fayetteville, New York, along with Robert W. Davis, Ed.D. ’03, had an article, “Sport at the Service of Human Development: Distinctly Jesuit Athletics,” published in the Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal. The article describes the underlying theory and practice of a Distinctly Jesuit Approach to Athletics, which was represented at the 2016 Vatican Conference, Sport at the Service of Humanity. The approach has been developed and implemented in a collaboration between the Institute for Excellence & Ethics (IEE) and the athletics departments at Le Moyne College and The University of Scranton. 

Paul B. Matey ’93, West Caldwell, New Jersey, has joined the law firm of Lowenstein Sandler LLP in Roseland as a partner. Matey has also been nominated by President Trump to serve as a circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Erin O’Malley ’94, G’97, Reston, Virginia, has accepted the role of principal at St. Theresa Elementary/Middle School in Ashburn, Virginia, after serving as dean of Student Services for the last seven years at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia.

Vincent Carsillo, D.O. ’95, Slingerlands, New York, the managing partner of Capital District Renal Physicians, has opened his second dialysis unit in the Capital District of Upstate New York.

Brendan Curry ’95, Fairfax, Virginia, was appointed as chief of Washington Operations at The Planetary Society, the world’s largest independent, nonprofit space interest organization. Curry brings nearly 20 years of space policy experience to the new role. Prior to joining The Planetary Society, Curry served as vice president of Washington Operations at the Space Foundation, where he interfaced with industry executives, officials in the White House, NASA, the Department of Defense, the National Reconnaissance Office, the State Department, Commerce Department and other officials in the Executive Branch departments. He continues to work with Congress as well as international space officials.

Mary Doyle Troy, Ph.D. ’95, G’06, Dunmore, earned her Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision in August 2018 from Regent University. Dr. Troy is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling & Human Services at The University of Scranton.

Christy Marshall Silva ’96, Downingtown, was awarded the National Honoree for L’Oréal Paris USA 2018 Women of Worth at a gala in New York City in December 2018. Silva formed Aidan’s Heart Foundation (AHF) after the unexpected death of her son, Aiden Joseph Silva, in 2010 to protect young hearts from sudden cardiac arrest. AHF works to create a culture of lifesavers and its biggest achievements to date are the number of hearts it has screened, the number of AEDs it has installed and the number of children it has taught CPR and AED skills.

Mari Andres Duncan, Ph.D. ’97, Arlington, Texas, earned a Doctor of Philosophy in educational leadership and policy studies from The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Duncan currently serves as the director of Apartment & Residence Life at UTA. As director, she is responsible for the student, staff and community development of the on-campus housing communities. This includes professional and student staff recruitment and training, programming, budget oversight and student success. UTA has a global enrollment of more than 58,000 and more than 180 degree programs with 10,000 students living on or adjacent to campus.

Adelaide Riggi ’97, Bridgewater, New Jersey, a partner at Snyder Sarno D’Aniello Maceri & da Costa, LLC, was inducted as the Somerset County Bar Foundation’s new chair for 2018- 19. Riggi was honored and recognized for her dedication to the Foundation and the Somerset County community-at-large, as well as her legal expertise.

Thomas Venditti ’01, Ephrata, completed the 2018 Nancy Bacher Long PR Institute, a public relations intensive program held by the Public Relations Society of America’s Philadelphia chapter. Venditti was a member of the winning team, which designed a new public relations plan for Ralston My Way, a homecare nonprofit serving residents in Northwest Philadelphia.

Rachel Trommelen Wellons, DPT ’02, G’03, New Orleans, Louisiana, was promoted to associate professor of Physical Therapy at Louisiana State University Health Center in New Orleans. Wellons’s teaching and research focus is neurologic physical therapy.

Mary Wozny ’02, Delray Beach, Florida, participated in Miami University’s Earth Expeditions global field course in Namibia in the summer of 2018. Wozny studied ongoing research projects such as radio tracking, cheetah conservation and ecosystem management, as well as the design of school and community programs in Namibia. Wozny is a science teacher and department chair at American Heritage School Boca Delray.

Lindsay Menasco ’05, Amherst, New York, has joined the Corporate and Securities Practice of the firm Hodgson Russ LLP as a senior associate. Menasco will focus her practice on education law, special education law, and labor and equipment law in the firm’s Buffalo, New York office.

Jason Shrive ’06, Scranton, was recently hired as a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology Department at The University of Scranton commencing fall 2018 semester, having previously served as an adjunct professor from 2016-18. Shrive is also serving as the University’s Mock Trial Team Faculty Advisor. Shrive is an attorney and will be maintaining his private law firm, Shrive Law, LLC, in Scranton, on a part-time basis, where he will practice primarily in criminal defense law.

Thomas Umile, Ph.D. ’06, G’06, Philadelphia, joined the faculty of Villanova University as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry.

Brian Patchcoski ’08, State College, was sworn in as a commissioner for the governor’s office in Pennsylvania for the newly established Commission on LGBTQ affairs.

Thomas Churilla, M.D. ’09, Roaring Brook, completed his residency in radiation oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and is practicing medicine at Northeast Radiation Oncology Centers in Dunmore.

Gina M. Noia, Ph.D. ’10, Ave Maria, Florida, received her Ph.D. in theology and health care ethics from Saint Louis University. Dr. Noia is now an assistant professor of theology at Ave Maria University.

Tara Gramigna Churilla, D.O. ’11, Roaring Brook, completed her pediatrics residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and is now practicing medicine at Pediatric Associates of Kingston.

Joseph Scotchlas ’11, Largo, Florida, was promoted to assistant healthcare director, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in Bay Pines, Florida.

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