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Walter Barry ’59, West Brandywine, wrote A Caregiver’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s, a new book about love, companionship and devotion. It is a story about a couple joining hands and going the distance in a difficult fight against an insidious disease. The storyline is similar to what millions of caregivers endure every day, yet is very personal.
Francis X. O’Connor ’71, Susquehanna, was elected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2019. O’Connor has his law practice in Great Bend and is past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Scranton alumni celebrate with John Mohler ’73 after the Marine Corps Marathon in October. Mohler ran a marathon in every state, plus D.C., and this was his victory lap. From left: The Rev. William Kelley, S.J. ’73, Robert Caffrey ’73, Mohler, Bill Cossman ’73, Joe Vetter ’73 and Mike Awad ’73. Read more about Mohler here.

Archbishop Joseph S. Marino ’75, Birmingham, Alabama, was named president of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Rome by Pope Francis. Marino is only the second U.S. prelate to head the Rome-based school, which was founded more than 300 years ago.
Archbishop Joseph S. Marino ’75, Birmingham, Alabama, was named president of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Rome by Pope Francis. Marino is only the second U.S. prelate to head the Rome-based school, which was founded more than 300 years ago. Read his profile here.
Members of the Class of 1976 gather at a New York Yankees game. From left: Art Lopez ’76, Mick Kuhn ’76, Bill Mizerak ’76 and Jeff Garibaldi ’76.

Members of the Class of 1976 gather at a New York Yankees game. From left: Art Lopez ’76, Mick Kuhn ’76, Bill Mizerak ’76 and Jeff Garibaldi ’76.

Joseph Sharp ’78, Bensalem, celebrated his 40th anniversary as an independent insurance broker in 2019. Sharp also achieved a longtime goal of having a novel published, Grasping at Shadows.
Lt. Gen. Christopher F. Burne, USAF (RET) ’80, Gettysburg, was honored by the United States Air Force by placing his portrait in the main corridor of the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) School located at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. Nearly 200 officers and enlisted members, along with trustees of the JAG School Foundation, gathered to witness General Burne and his wife, Robin, unveil the general’s official portrait. General Burne was twice awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious service to the United States government in duty of great responsibility. In 2014, he was nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate as the 17th Judge Advocate General, serving as the top-uniformed legal officer in the Air Force.
James R. Kunz ’81, Maine, New York, and his son Adam were awarded their master’s (4th Dan) belt in the martial art of Tang Soo Do.
James R. Kunz ’81, Maine, New York, and his son Adam were awarded their master’s (4th Dan) belt in the martial art of Tang Soo Do.
Kate O’Boyle ’81, Melbourne, Florida, celebrated her fifth heart transplant anniversary in September 2019 and published a book, Waiting...568 Thoughts While Waiting for a Heart Transplant. The book chronicles the ups and downs of O’Boyle’s healing journey, including dealing with loss and searching for a new purpose in life.
John Zangardi ’83, Potomac Falls, Virginia, former chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined Leidos’ civil group as senior vice president of business initiatives and strategic partnerships. Zangardi brings to the role decades of federal information technology modernization experience to help the company’s civil group build up strategic relationships and technical core capabilities.
Edward Kowalewski ’84, Saratoga Springs, New York, recently joined the firm Hodgson Russ as a partner in their Saratoga office. Kowalewski’s practice involves commercial and contract law, construction law and litigation.
Cynthia Cerio Mapstone, D.Min. ’87, Cazenovia, New York, completed her Doctor of Ministry Degree at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York, in May 2019.
Cynthia Cerio Mapstone, D.Min. ’87, Cazenovia, New York, completed her Doctor of Ministry Degree at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York, in May 2019. Mapstone currently serves as pastor of Congregational Care and Family Ministries at DeWitt Community Church in DeWitt, New York.
Jennifer Dominiquini ’93, Sugar Land, Texas, was named chief digital experience officer at TDECU, Houston’s largest credit union. Dominiquini will also oversee the contact center and lending in addition to all digital.
Joseph McComb D.O., MBA ’94, Newtown Square, was recently appointed vice chair for quality and performance improvement and associate professor, department of anesthesiology, at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
Hon. Kelly Carroll Gaughan ’95, Milford, has been sworn in as judge on the Pike County Court of Common Pleas.
Heather Rowan-Kenyon, Ph.D. ’95, West Roxbury, Massachusetts, published a book titled Technology and Engagement: Making Technology Work for First-Generation College Students, which won the 2018 Association for the Study of Higher Education Book of the Year Award.
Joseph Hart G’96, Mantua, New Jersey, and his wife, Lisa David-Hart, opened an art gallery at the Village on High in Millville, New Jersey. Joseph and Lisa have permanent brain injuries and have experienced strokes. The gallery displays Lisa’s beautiful paintings, plus other works of individuals with disabilities and veterans.
At the N.J.D.A.’s 53rd annual convention in Cape Cod in June 2019, Malia (middle), was installed as president, and John V. Mallon ’88 (right), a partner with Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, was installed as president-elect.
Michael A. Malia ’97, Manasquan, New Jersey, a partner with Peri & Stewart, was installed as the 54th president of the New Jersey Defense Association, New Jersey’s Defense Voice, in June 2019. At the N.J.D.A.’s 53rd annual convention in Cape Cod in June 2019, Malia (middle), was installed as president, and John V. Mallon ’88 (right), a partner with Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, was installed as president-elect.
Paul Ryan ’97, Chantilly, Virginia, was promoted to senior tax manager at PBMares, LLP, a leading accounting and business-consulting firm.
Vincent Galko G’99, Roaring Brook, a senior vice president at Mercury Public Affairs, was recently appointed by the Pennsylvania Senate to serve as a commissioner on the Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial. The commission is tasked with planning and executing the activities, financial responsibilities and celebrations commemorating the 250th birthday of the United States.
Jamie Heenan ’99, Scranton, opened the doors to her business, Keep Well, at the Scranton Public Market in the Marketplace at Steamtown on Oct. 5. Keep Well is a wellness bar which offers a variety of healthy options that change according to season. Keep Well supports local agriculture, as well as the environment, and purchases their ingredients from local farmers’ markets when possible.
Kathleen M. Zelno ’99, Valencia, California, executive vice president, Aeronautics at Lockheed Martin Corporation, was part of the ADP Special Programs Capture Team, which won a Nova Award in Aeronautics. The Nova Award is Lockheed Martin’s highest honor presented annually to individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions to the corporation’s mission and business objectives.
Philip Grieco ’00, Costa Mesa, California, was promoted to senior director of Brand Strategy and Consumer Insights at Monster Energy Company, based in Corona, California. Grieco has been with the company for almost two years
Kelly Parent Huestis ’01, G’02, Frederick, Maryland, a physical therapy graduate, was elected as the Section on Women’s Health (APTA) secretary, effective 2020-23.
Nick McCann ’01, Swedesboro, New Jersey, received his Ph.D. in education with a concentration in mathematics and science education from Temple University.
Joseph Bannon, M.D. ’83 is pictured with local students participating in the Abigail Geisinger Pre-Medical Clinical Experiences Program at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM).
Joseph Bannon, M.D. ’83 is pictured with local students participating in the Abigail Geisinger Pre-Medical Clinical Experiences Program at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM). The program was designed to increase the chances for talented local students to gain acceptance to medical school and to remain in the region to care for their neighbors. Bannon, a surgeon and clinical faculty member at GCSOM, created the program with Michelle Schumde, Ed.D., to provide some of the best and brightest local college students and aspiring physicians with a valuable clinical experience and to show them the latest in medical innovation and technology and some of what the Geisinger Health System has to offer at home. From left are Mahad Muhammad ’22, Mountaintop, Erin Miller, D.O. ’06, Schumde, Christina Carachilo ’22, Carbondale, Parita Ray ’21, Scranton, Kate Musto ’20, Pittston, Michael Kovalick, Dallas, and Dr. Bannon.
Mary Wozny ’02, Delray Beach, Florida, studied avian and tropical ecology in the Amazon. Wozny, an education specialist at Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, is a graduate student of Miami University’s Global Field Program.
Mary Wozny ’02, Delray Beach, Florida, studied avian and tropical ecology in the Amazon. Wozny, an education specialist at Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, is a graduate student of Miami University’s Global Field Program.
Jennifer Koehl, VMD ’04, State College, was elected to the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association’s Board of Trustees in August 2019.
Jessica DiDonato Zazzera ’04, Park Ridge, New Jersey, has joined Energy Industry Innovator, 5, as an account manager.
Michael J. Archer, D.O. ’05, Manlius, New York, graduated from the thoracic surgery residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in July 2019. Archer has joined the faculty at SUNY-Upstate Medical University as an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Thoracic Surgery.
Erin Jennings Cody ’05, Vestal, New York, was selected as director of Harpur Edge at Binghamton University, SUNY. In that role, she will work to connect alumni and employers with more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the liberal arts and sciences each year hrough high impact learning experiences while assisting them in deepening the edge they gain from their liberal arts and science degrees.
Samantha Fallon Kelly ’05, Red Bank, New Jersey, was named executive director of Atlantic Health System Neuroscience and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute. Kelly is responsible for aligning neuroscience services with Atlantic Health System’s mission and vision across all Atlantic Health System medical centers, ambulatory satellite centers, and its five comprehensive and primary stroke centers.
Meghan Reap ’08, Syracuse, New York, joined the firm of Barclay Damon as an associate. Reap is a member of the Trusts & Estates practice area.
Peter Barrale, M.D. ’13, Shohola, earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Ross University School of Medicine in May 2019 and is currently a resident in pediatrics at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.
Dylan Lang ’15, Roxbury, Massachusetts, was named a 2019 Rappaport Law & Public Policy Fellow at Boston College Law.
Five years ago, the Corcoran family started a tradition: playing football together on campus on Thanksgiving. Attached is a group shot from 2019, where they played on Founder’s Green. Pictured are Scranton graduates: Bill Corcoran ’64, John Corcoran ’84 (son of alumnus John J. Corcoran, M.D. ’57) and John Holmes ’82 (son of the late John J. Holmes, M.D. ’48).
More than 40 alumni represented their organizations while connecting with more than 400 students at the Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development at The University of Scranton Fall 2019 Career Expo in the Byron Center Sept. 26.
More than 40 alumni represented their organizations while connecting with more than 400 students at the Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development at The University of Scranton Fall 2019 Career Expo in the Byron Center Sept. 26. For information on ways to connect with current students, contact Chris Whitney G’06, director of the Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development at The University of Scranton, at christina.whitney@scranton.edu.
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