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Class of 1941
News Agent: Martha Whelan Murphy, mwmdirect@aol.com, (330) 759-1865, 1393 Virginia Trail, Youngstown, OH 44505-1642
With thanks to my ‘74 alum daughter and chauffeur Maleen (Marieileen Murphy Cunning) I was able to attend the Class of ‘41 – 70th anniversary alumnae weekend at SHU…Friday evening June Boyle Elliott Ahmuty and her husband also were in attendance for the President’s dinner. It was a de- lightful occasion. June is well…On Saturday, Mary Cay Kalman Griglak and her daughter were present for the brunch and business meeting. Later according to schedule, we held our class business meeting. Our ‘business’ was a non- agenda filled with the pleasantries of looking at ‘41 memorabilia and trying to identify classmates whose pictures were taken dur- ing our years of study on the Hill. Memories were shared Mary Cay and her daugh- ter especially enjoyed the afternoon entertainment (bag- pipers) but then it was necessary for her to return home. The Distinguished Alum Award ceremony was presided over by President Boyle. The program was excellently presented to honor the women selected for outstanding achievements in their particular fields of professionalism. What a terrific group of super achievers!…Our classmate, Clare Theresa Harwood was among those chosen but her death about two weeks prior to the weekend necessitated the award be pre- sented posthumously. It is good she knew she had been se- lected for the honor. What magnificent accomplishments her lifetime afforded her church community! She undoubt- edly will be greatly missed in D.C…Edith Henry Dolence went to the funeral home to pay respects to Clare. Edith also reports she has nieces and nephews who keep tabs on her and after forty years lives in the same neighborhood which she loves. Saturday evening dinner, Sunday Mass and brunch are always memorable events; unfortunately ‘41 had only this single representative who gave no report. However I hasten to tell you now that overall the weekend was super – very well planned, organized and presented. We even had shuttle service to transport us around campus, which, by the way, has changed and grown so much from our col- lege days. Our rooms in DeChantal Hall were top notch! Congrats to the alum office staff, their assistants and yes, that includes the dietary department. It was a super week- end, one of the best. Dr. Boyle is at the helm of a great insti- tution and we are privileged to refer to it as our Alma Mater. My only regret about the weekend is that the Class of ‘41 was not highly visible but I’m sure there was just cause on the part of our absentees. I surmise our ‘golden years’ are really not quite so golden. Best wishes to all you ‘41ers and may God bless those who will read this column. Please do keep in touch with the Alum Office at Seton Hill, now they seem to have a new slogan…I kept hearing and read- ing ‘THIS WAY UP’ – Let’s stay with them up and on the Hill!
Class of 1943
News Agent: Jean Meagher Ulitz, nanau@roadrunner.com,
(603) 323-8630, 17 Old Mail Rd., Tamworth, NH 03886 Thank you to the classmates who were able to send news in for this issue of the Alumnae News…Rosemary Emmerling Marsolais wrote that the highlight of the year for her was tak- ing a cruise with her family – consisting of her daughters and their husbands, her brother and his wife, and her sister – through the Baltic countries. The weather was great and they toured 5 beautiful cities. She ended her letter with (and I do so agree!): “Would you ever have dreamed we would make it to our 90s?”…I talked with Marie Scholl Wareing in South Carolina and she too is amazed we are still around in our 90s. Her daughter Beth (one of her 8 children) takes good care of her. After a head count by Beth and Marie, it was determined that Marie now has 28 great grandchildren!…Sue Marron Shirley writes that she had cataract surgery in one eye and will have the other eye done later in July. Her daughter, Diane lives with her and takes very good care of her. Her grandson, Nicholas, is doing an internship at an acoustic company in New Rochelle, NY this summer. The family all went to a cookout at her daughter Char- lene’s home in Pittsford, NY for the 4th of July… Ann Frances Hall Marshall wrote to say her first novel “Crooked Lines” was a best seller on Amazon for several weeks and now will be formatted for Kindle. Her second novel has been re-titled to “Full Measure of Love” and will be published in the Fall. She was 90 in June and had a big family celebra- tion. She says her health is good but wishes she could be speedier. I know exactly what she means! Speed and agility have faded away…Guido Filicetti sent a note about his wife Grace Riggie Filiceti about her past ac- tivities. She played a good game of bridge, was a member of Kappa Kappa Pi, attended University of Buffalo and became a social worker…It was with great sadness we read in the Spring 2011 edition of alumna news that Toni Ditta Sawich had died in January. She was another of my roommates (there were 8 in our dorm 504) We send our condolences to her family on their loss…As for me, Jean Meagher Ulitz, I celebrated my 89th birthday on Sanibel Island, Florida with my 3 children and their spouses plus two grandchildren. We rented two beachside condos and had a terrific sunny week of biking, swimming, parasailing, boat cruising, shelling, and walking the beautiful sandy beaches. My youngest grand- child, Melissa Frase has recovered very well from her ACL operation. She will attend New Hampton Prep in the Fall as a post graduate and will play basketball. She is still hopeful of a full basketball scholarship for the following year at a Division I or II College. (Of course I always hoped it would be SHC.) My grandson, Bill Cook, and wife Lorna had a beautiful baby girl Zoe (My second great grandchild) whom I will get to see and hold and love at our annual family re- union in August…I called Bunny (Mary Wurtz) McBride and she told me she hadn’t written because she hadn’t done anything exciting. In her typically humorous fashion, she said the most exciting event in her life was the gift of an ice orchid – 3 ice cubes a day and it was flourishing before her eyes with 3 beautiful flowers! Stay healthy my dear class- mates and please send me news of you and your families.
Class of 1944
News Agent: Jacqueline Spagnol Jablonski, (412) 928-2325,
jackyj44@aol.com, 104 S Linwood Ave, Apt B, Pittsburgh, PA
15205-3359 Aida Therese Sereno Berlese died Saturday March 26, 2011.
Class of 1945
News Agent: Needed
Class of 1946
News Agents: Barbara Hannon Grady, gradybar@aol.com, (703) 743-6067, 13641 Heritage Valley Way, Gainesville, VA 20155-1349; Joan Smith Lamorte, eksads@aol.com, (919)
493-2311, 4604 Timberly Dr, Durham, NC 27707-9537
Joan Smith Lamorte writes, Greetings from North Carolina where I have been for 36 years now. It was great to talk to so many of you; and if ever asked, do be a news agent. It is wonderful getting in touch with old friends and class- mates! I’m presently house hunting and readying my house for showing. I’m involved in two church groups, two book clubs, a retirees’ group (from Duke), and enjoy regular lun- cheons with several friends. I have chosen to use just our Academy names because I think that’s how we best re- member one another. If this inspires you to get in touch with some long-lost friends just e-mail (eksads@aol.com) me or call (919-493-2311) and I’ll send you a copy of my Alumnae List…Mickey O’Connell practiced law on and off after grad school while taking care of her five children (her favorite job.) One of her daughters is involved with her late father’s insurance business. Ten grandchildren keep Mickey busy and life joyful…Frankie Canole reports that she and her husband enjoy a quiet life centering around activities with their children and grandchildren…Peggy Ehalt asks to be remembered to everyone if anybody remembers her! Who could forget our little (and that’s literal) bell ringer with the big smile. She worked for an architectural firm as a secre- tary and then studied interior design and worked as a de- signer for the firm. She and her husband have a blended family of seven with eight grandchildren and one great- grandchild and have been married for 46 years…Libby Lozaw and I had a great chat reminiscing about our fathers who were friends. Of her three children her son is an attor- ney in Chicago and one of her daughters has four children. She does a lot of volunteering and enjoys a weekly break- fast gathering with church friends after a novena mass. Her home of fifty years is in an idyllic neighborhood with all the familiar landmarks still intact and which she loves…Sadly, Rosemary Masley and Mary D. Roitz have been reported as deceased. Virginia Janse Rovzar reported her husband of
60 odd years died two years ago. She said,”too old for golf – so I spend my time with the computer and have a Kindle that I love.”
Class of 1947
News Agent: Patricia Walsh Sennott, (781) 899-2229,
patsennott@verizon.net, 27 Golden Ball Rd, Weston, MA
02493-1507
My first priority is to express appreciation to Mary Jo and Ruth for the years in which they have sought and summarized the increasingly limited “tidbits” submitted by classmates. Well done and thank you!…In May, I telephoned 6 to 8 class- mates asking each to contact a few others for “news items” by early July for September publication. I enjoyed the phone visits and will share…Mary Jo McAteer Cadigan, in her al- ways pleasant manner says she is functioning but unable to do as much as she would like and doubts she will be able to attend our 65th reunion…Gloria Fanelli Kenny has been limit- ed by frequent episodes of vertigo for some time. We enjoyed 2 phone visits as I had also experienced a recent episode but unlike Gloria suffering for nearly a year, my problem was treated quickly and without a major disruption of life…Pat McDonough Masia reports she much enjoyed her trip to At- lanta for the May 14th wedding of her granddaughter Caitlin as well as the pre-wedding festivities…Katy Duff Jones’s daughter returned my phone call from Pasadena explaining Katy has problem hearing on the phone. She also said Katy had suffered a stroke. She remains in her home which her daughter now shares with her…Mildred “Putsy” Naser Far- ley is well and active; she spent the summer of 2011 vacation- ing with her family at Deep Creek, MD. She has been unsuc- cessful in contacting Betty Rizi Perini but will continue to try… Mary Turgeon Rourke recently enjoyed a visit from her granddaughter and her roommate from grad school at Univer- sity of Virginia. She keeps busy serving as both a trustee and volunteer at a private library specializing in local history and genealogy, playing bridge with 2 groups, and water aero- bics… Now is the time to think about our 65th in June. Please come join us if you can or send us a note to be shared if you cannot. If you perhaps prefer to phone calls or letters do call me anytime to share news notes.
Class of 1948
News Agents: Mary Sullivan Couchenour, (724) 836-0983,
maryandbillc@comcast.net, 504 Shogan Dr, Greensburg, PA
15601-4423; Becky Kerns, (908) 277-3905, 5C Beech Spring Dr, Summit, NJ 07901-1110.
Class of 1949
News Agent: Needed Margaret Moisan Boyer died on June 13, 2011 at Orchard
View Manor in East Providence.
Class of 1950
News Agent: Joan Smith Lamorte, eksads@aol.com (919) 493-2311, 4604 Timberly Dr, Durham, NC 27707-9537; Mary Jean Fritschi Donley, 366 Rockfield Rd., Pittsburgh,PA 15243, (412) 221-7564 Anne McSorley Sullivan and her husband, Fran are both
well. They are enjoying their children and grandchildren. Occasionally, Anne meets with Ann Moran Maddeu and Jeanne Oakie “O’Connor” Bowman. Anne says both gals are well and very active… Mary Jane Devlin Huber enjoys play- ing bridge and has a new past time, Mah Jongg… Mary Jane reported that Shirlee Becker Liedke is in a nursing home near her daughter, Linda. Shirlee’s husband, Tom passed away last year. Dorothy Boehm Ludman’s husband, Charles “Luddy” was pleased that I called and said Dottie is in a nursing home near Luddy. Dottie has Alzheimer’s disease. She has been ill for fourteen years.
Mary Jean Fritschi Donley’s
granddaughter, Christine Pen- nesi, will be entering her sec- ond year in medical school. Christine is studying at Penn State Hershey Medical Center… Joan Smith Lamorte see 1946 Academy News – Joan also wrote she had a nice e-mail from Pat Burke asking for the class list. If any of you would like a copy just e-mail or call and we would be glad to send you one.
Class of 1951
News Agent: Alberta Albrecht Siemiatkoski,
amas30@verizon.net (610) 694-0852, 3065 Artemis Cir, Beth-
lehem, PA 18017-2517 Exactly sixty years since becoming alumnae, twelve fifty-on- ers assembled for Reunion 60: Isabelle Flood Andrews, Con- nie Sullivan Fearon, Sally Voltz Glock, Lee Ann Eibel Graff, Lorraine Vallari Gunset, Elinor Fritschi Hill, Peggy Ca- vanaugh Kite, Rosemary Petrosky Mazero, Dottie Del Bene Mohn, Marie Vrable Schietroma, Alberta Albrecht Siemi- atkoski and Joan Dzmura Warzeski…quite a great and joy- ful return! Highlight of the weekend: Rosemary Petrosky Mazero was honored as a Distinguished Alumna. Congratu- lations, Rosemary! Our residence was the relatively new De Chantal Hall, a super place for nightly gatherings to catch up, exchange news and reminisce. Challenges and obliga- tions at home prevented quite a few others from returning to the Hill, but they sent messages…Anne Quinn Burns Clar- izio, who enjoyed a superb three-day Carnival Cruise to Mexico with her family as an eightieth birthday treat, wrote about her grandsons (children of her son Richard Burns). Brennan received a four-year fellowship leading to the MS and PhD degrees at Stanford University and Keaton, a scholarship to the University of California to study astro- physics. Richard’s daughter teaches history at a high school near Bolton, CA…Ellen Fitzpatick Dander’s daughter Sue had three of her six children in college during academic year 2010-2011. Dorie graduated in May (U Penn); now, only two in college. Ellen and Dan’s granddaughter (son David’s daughter) will be a freshman at Marist College in MA in fall 2011…Jean Daily Fullerton, who continues her work with the Census Bureau, is completing a mystery novel. Irish America Magazine published an article Jean wrote about her mother. She is also the author of poems and essays in newspapers and the Philadelphia Census Bureau News… Lee Ann Eibel Graff’s granddaughter Rose Ann, whose BA from Washington and Jefferson University was in Psycholo- gy Counseling, received a master’s degree from WV School of Human Resources and Education, May 2011. Rose Ann in- terned at the federal prison in Morgantown, WV and at Counseling Associates in Latrobe, PA where she is cur- rently employed…Lorraine Vallari Gunset and Catherine Dorrian Reynolds were overwhelmed by the spectacular colors at the tulip festival in Holland in April…June was filled with the graduations of many of Reggie (Rita) Monas- tra Howell’s grandchildren…Peggy Silvis Kessler could not attend the reunion also because of graduations and parties in Dayton but she is well and happy doing lots of tennis, hik- ing, biking and enjoying her 20 grandchildren…Pat Howley Morton’s son Scott and his wife Penny have two sons and live in Palm Beach. Daughter Deidre and husband Tom also have two sons and live in Indianapolis. Daughter Terry, a lawyer, also lives in Indianapolis and son Neal lives in Mel- bourne, FL…Sister Immaculata of the Poor Clares of Koko- mo, Indiana, who is the special caregiver for Sister Mary of the Angels (Mary Lou O’Connor), sent news about Sister Mary. Our dear classmate is bedridden because of crippling arthritis. Sister Mary, who professed her final vows in 1956, had been the Abbess of the Monastery of the Poor Clares in Kokomo from 1977 to 1993 and for forty years of her religious life had the responsibility of taking care of the Host Room at the monastery…Portia Schiller Perl moved hopefully for the final time from Texas to Mansfield, Ohio to be near some of her children and her sister Elaine. She is faring very well and more active after open-heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in November 2010…Because Frances Iandimarino Richards returned ill from a trip on the Danube in April, she canceled reunion plans…Janet Blaser Sirois and her family enjoyed their cabin in Minnesota in June for the thirty-sec- ond time, the last time because they sold it. Her daughter and daughters-in-law treated Jan to a Girls’ Time-Out Week-
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FALL 2011
Setonian is Centurian…Plus Five
Dorothy Ries Fitzgerald ‘27 marked an impressive milestone in her life–she turned 105 years old. She celebrated with family and friends at Sunrise Village Assisted Living Facility in Upper St. Clair, Pa. Dorothy, who played tennis until she was 95 years old, loves to take long walks and crochet. She has also traveled extensively, visiting Europe and going on cruises with her children just three years ago. Dorothy attributes her longevity to her faith and optimism. She shares a strong connec- tion to Seton Hill through her family. Dorothy’s daughters, Patricia Fitzgerald Engel ’62 and Roberta Fitzgerald Grant ’64, are Seton Hill alumnae and her sisters, Betty and Eleanor, attended Seton Hill. Dorothy is pictured with her daughter Patricia. Martha Whelan Murphy, Mary Kalman Griglak
Class of 1941 Class of 1951 Class of 1946
Helen Kmetz Makovics, Mildred Kindelan Burk, Mary Elizabeth Cason Krebs Seated / Row 1: Leeann Graff, Alberta Albrecht Siemiatoski, Sally Voltz Glock, Joan Dzmura Warzeski, Rosemary Petrosky Mazero Row 2: Lorraine Vallari Gunset, Elinor Fritschi Hill, Margaret Cavanaugh Kite, Isabelle Flood Andrews, Dorothy Del Bene Mohn, Marie Vrable Schietroma
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end in Des Moines as her eightieth celebration… Several of us during reunion weekend enjoyed visits with Sister Deborah (90-ish) and Sister Miriam Richard (Lois Soisson) at Caritas Christi. At our class meeting on June 4, attendees agreed that, on the occasion of Reunion 60, in addition to the annual mone- tary gifts to SHU, the class of 1951 would present a gift in memory of Sister Hildebert, our class advisor. The nature of the gift will be related to the needs of the Department of Chemistry…We extend our deepest sympathy to Catherine Dorrian Reynolds whose son Christopher died suddenly just before Easter 2011…Our condolences are extended also to Marjorie Murray Mains and Marie Vrable Schietroma who lost their husbands in January of 2010 and 2011, respectively. … Classmate Rosemary Konarski-Relyea, who coordinated many of our class reunions especially our fifty-year reunion in 2001, passed into eternal life in April 2011. In her memory, the class has made a contribution to the Poor Clares in Kokomo. Rosemary and Sister Mary were roommates as freshmen… As Peggy Cavanaugh Kite noted, “May we be able to return to the Hill in 2016 for Reunion 65.”
Class of 1952
News Agent: Carolyn Chorlton Parker, cparker@metrocast.net, (603) 293-8848, 9 Nutmeg Circle, Laconia NH 03246
June Campbell is now living with her daughter, M. Deborah Campbell ‘90Barb Deboer McGowan reported a trip to Orlando for a mini family reunion. She has added 2 more grands plus one by marriage. She thinks 10 in all…Carolyn Chorlton Parker has moved into a retirement community. She has her own separate home, all on one floor and loves it. Still keeping up with the New Horizons Band. Spent a week on a Bermuda cruise with her singing group. Son Michael has started a new job with Cafe Rio, out of Salt Lake. They are expanding into the east so watch for their openings. No media advertising – all by word of mouth. Carolyn reported a mini- reunion was held in Pompano. Attending were John and Bea Mulvehill Palmer, Peggy and Jack Fischer, Janet and John Robinson.
Class of 1953
News Agent: Ellen Fitzgerald, (302) 764-8604, 123 North Rd, Wilmington DE, 19809-3018 While Patty Brown Hamer was visiting Pittsburgh, she gathered Sister Florence (Flossie) M. Hebeler, Jean Dornenburg Roche, Mary Schreiner Finley, and Mary Yeager Travers for lunch…Sister Florence Hebeler was very busy during Holy Week, planning and orchestrating the liturgies. “It was wonderful,” she says…Jean Cicchetti Crossland sends greetings to all her classmates. She has letters stockpiled in her closet and “When I get lonely, I read about us.” Husband Frank “is doing very well for all he has been through – he’s always smiling.” Jean and her friends have many game competitions and celebratory desserts…Julia Nickum Wharam regrets that she and Bill will probably miss their time at the Jersey shore this summer – oh, that fresh seafood! – but both are doing better… Gail Harvey Geoghan, Francesmary Peters, and Ellen Fitzgerald had as near perfect as can be imagined birthday celebrations on their Vantage cruise in May. Cobblestones are not the best for creaky knees, but cruising on the Danube-Main-Rhine Rivers was delightful. Francesmary especially enjoyed the 68 locks and revisiting Cologne cathedral…Rita Romza Smochko ‘60, is trying to locate Elisa Sadaune who was married to her brother for five years until his untimely death. Can anyone help? Elisa has been out of touch for many years. Rita speaks very warmly of her; “She was a lovely addition to our family.”…Alice Healy Hennigan is more bionic – she had a second knee replaced successfully in the spring. Her recovery was eased by each of her children’s coming one after the other to encourage her and keep her company… Mary Ann Kirby Werner is very contented with her peaceful quiet life in Virginia Beach… In July Virginia Claxon and Althea Farabaugh attended the dedication of the Dupre Science Center, connected with St. Vincent. Toni found the dedication impressive and the celebration afterwards “a good time.”…Pat Stefanik Remmell enjoyed a boat and land truck tour to Costa Rica and Panama in the winter and in August a sea voyage up the US East Coast from Boston, across to Iceland, Greenland, to the coast of England, to Amsterdam and back to Boston before flying home to California…Peggy Sterbutzel Browning, despite dialysis three times a week, had successful cataract surgery, still has red hair and talks a blue streak! She keeps her journalistic skills sharp by working on a newsletter for retired teachers… Marian Callahan Limegrover asks for prayers for her son-in-law Jackie, father of six, who had a kidney transplant. She has been to Texas to help out the family…Peggy Petros Hetu after a bad winter, surgery for a stomach ulcer, and other physical problems which took her down to 76 pounds, is “laughing herself healthy.” How’s that for Hazard Yet Forward?…Mary Rose Enders Cerva now has 7 great grandchildren as well as 12 grandchildren, only four of whom are married – but who’s counting? Her immune system disorder seems to be stabilized so she has time to keep up with the Coast Guard kid, the college twins, etc. etc. etc…Bonnie Engel Noble’s husband Harry has asked our classmates for prayers, letters, pictures, and more for Bonnie who, having survived breast and thyroid cancer, had surgery in March to remove a brain tumor. She is making progress and is now back home. Please send notes and prayers to her home 3919 Deep Valley Dr, Dallas, TX 75244-7230 …Mary Joyce Yeager Travers was going with her daughter this summer to see The Merry Widow. Joe, her husband, commented, “You’ve seen it many times already.” MJ responded, “Well, I’ve had turkey dinners before, but that won’t stop me from having another.” Atta, girl – Hazard Yet Forward.
Class of 1954
News Agent: Mary Lee Gannon Krieg, marylkr@comcast.net, (425) 687-5689, 17555 SE 186th Way, Renton, WA 98058-9542
Ann (AG) Ruhmann Wennhold’s annual newsletter was full of interesting info, especially of her travels. Her son, BJ is a pilot for ANA out of Tokyo. So Phil and AG took advantage of his apartment and spent a week there –three people in a bachelor, efficiency. A former New Yorker, she met her match with the Tokyo subways. These are sparkling clean; extremely compli- cated but very functional letting them visit many shrines and even a Kabuki matinee without getting lost. An old friend’s fami- ly wedding on Long Island brought Ann back to her roots, fol- lowed by grandsons Finn and Liam’s annual summer visit to Utah. Because of so much snow in 2010 and 2011 in both Utah and most of the northwest, Ann and the boys enjoyed not only great hiking but sledding and skiing well into the summer. Ann and Phil will be the proud parents at BJ and Vivian’s wedding on Maui this fall…Joan Truax Avioli answered my e-mail plea for news. She spent most of May attending five grandchildren’s graduations. Her granddaughter, Sienna Avioli Sears is a member of the SHU Class of 2015. Sienna is interested in a music and musical theater career and was most impressed with the new performing arts center…Delores Musarra Plunkett also answered my plea, but she e-mailed me from Morocco (a first for me). Though Del is the oldest, she has lost both her sib- lings, with her brother Dick dying in June. Her question “is it true only the good die young?”…I have heard from Connie Gritte Berto. She and Frank celebrated their 55th wedding an- niversary quietly, but with lots of champagne! (She does live near Napa). Connie had a second hip replacement. All went well and she is now out riding her Morgan horse on 50 mile en- durance rides. Her son Joseph is a helicopter pilot, fighting the wild fires in the southwest…Gini Carter Keeling wrote that she “finally got wired and my life has changed.” She can be reached at ginikeeling@yahoo.com…Audrey Petrarca Galosi sent me a note telling me that she is doing well… And Mary Lee Gannon Krieg had an extra special day in June when she got a phone call from Pat Herold Neel who now lives in Clovis, CA with her daughter. Pat has had Parkinson’s for probably close to 20 years but she still keeps going. True Seton Hill spirit!..Eleanor
Gettler Peckman and her husband are getting settled in their new apartment after her stroke and they’re delighted that they now live within 1 hour of one of their sons in MD and only 5 min- utes from another son and their 3 grandchildren in Ashburn. Eleanor’s new address is 21085 Cardinal Pond Terrace, Ashburn, VA 20147. Eleanor has been in touch with a few classmates and others have contacted her, so she’s pleased that the word is out about their new location…Joan Avioli and Eleanor were Seton Hill roommates. Eleanor mentioned, again, that her former stu- dent Nathan Hough ‘11 attended SHU and that she had the op- portunity to see him in two theatre productions in the new PAC.
Class of 1955
News Agent: Ann Infanger, S.C., infanger@setonhill.edu, (724) 830-4761, Box 472F, Seton Hill University, Seton Hill Dr, Greens- burg, PA 15601 The Class of 1955 had these members at our 55th reunion in June 2010: Mary Lou O’Neil Costello, Betty Vreeland Craco, Pat Robinson Loughran and her husband, Tom, Pat Murnighan Hammele, Pat Landers, Jean Falk New, Janine Wilson Curran, Margaretmary Rauterkus Zoffel, and Sister Ann Infanger Josefa Filkosky’s red sculpture in front of Lynch had been painted shades of blue to match the LECOM sign on Lynch Hall. This upset many alumni. Last August it was repainted in shades of red and looks stunning against the green grass on the rail- road side of Seton Hill Drive, about 100 feet from the front en- trance of Seton Hill University…Pat Robinson Loughran and her husband, Tom, celebrated 55 years of marriage. Her daugh- ter, Kathryn Loughran Cala 79, and her husband Greg will have two Setonians in the fall. Kevin will be a junior, majoring in hu- man resources and playing varsity Lacrosse. Megan will be a freshman in the LECOM program… Ginny Regan Finn is active at St. Gregory the Great Parish as a Lector, extraordinary minis- ter of the Eucharist, and an acolyte at funeral Masses as part of the parish Bereavement committee. She participates in the “Friends of Palestine” group in Milwaukee, a sub-group of Peace Action-Wisconsin. She writes, “If we want peace, we must work for justice, as Pope Paul VI instructed us.” She con- tinues to advocate for equality for women in the Church. She also enjoys watching her three grandchildren grow up: Sophia- 9, Julia-7, and Eunick-5, who is Filipino…Jean Falk New volun- teers as a financial aid advisor for St. Vincent de Paul Society. She and Bob have 9 grandchildren; the first grandchild was married and the youngest is 16 months…Sister Ann Infanger is in her sixth year since she retired from teaching biology at Se- ton Hill University. She continues to teach at Seton Hill Univer- sity, a section of “Faith, Religion and Society” and a Senior Seminar on Happiness, and is sacristan.
Class of 1956
News Agents: Grace Peters, pepperandi@aol.com, (856) 881- 4249, 6 Mayfair Ave, Glassboro, NJ 08028-1309; Patricia Ger- berding, patgerberding@yahoo.com, (610) 382-9289, 22137 Shannondell Dr, Audubon, PA 19403-5661 Our 55th reunion at Seton Hill has come and gone as our num- bers attending dwindle as we get older. Those of us at the Hill: Colleen McCann, Sara ‘Pat’ Radford Shea, Hester Shockey Hemminger, Marilyn Connor Cassels, Pat Gerberding, Gert Ward Lorenz, Grace Shiavone Person, Ginny Manna Martins, Sue Law Hawes and Anne Ruff Quirk our Distinguished Alum- na Awardee. Those of you who love the Hill would be excited to see just how lovely it still is. While there are more buildings (including a new recreation center that replaced Fr. Ryan’s house), a building across from Maura that houses the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and quite a few dorms, the grounds are well and beautifully maintained. It is an oasis overlooking all of Greensburg! (PS – Troutman’s building is still there but with new occupants) The welcome we received by the staff and the fluidity with which things are done is such a contrast to our hurly-burly world. Dinner on Friday night, guests of JoAnne Boyle (as was the 50th class), was held of all places – Cecilian Hall. That place is no longer needed since we now have the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall in the Per- forming Arts Center across from the train station. This building is a feat of architectural and engineering genius. You won’t find anything like it in the NYC theaters. Ginny Manna kept marveling at the concert hall (which can be reconfigured in any design by the way with moveable chairs). Pat Gerberding pointing the way for Gert Ward who is pushing Grace Shi- avone‘s wheelchair…We were housed in DeChantal Hall, the further most residence hall from Admin but shuttle busses ran all day until 10 at night for our convenience. There are three double rooms to a suite with a sitting area and bathroom, a full kitchen upstairs as well as two center all common sitting rooms with TV. It was air conditioned! The buffet breakfast (Sunday), brunch on Saturday, and the evening dinner were all held in Lowe Hall dining room. Remember how noisy it was when the place filled up with women’s voices? Hasn’t changed. Our banner was hanging as one of the brightest and biggest if not the best. It was a busy weekend on the Hill as JoAnne was away on Friday for a family event, flew back to attend the funeral of a sister who had just died and then was present for the rest of the weekend. You would recognize her instantly; the same smile, presence, and friendliness we all knew back in the 1950’s. But what she has done for SHC is amazing! They now have 2400 students with an incoming freshman class of 450. They have various institutes on the Hill and her move to have iPads and iMacs for every student is transforming the learning process as well as bringing national and international attention to the Hill. Our sweet gum tree, planted our junior year was promised at the time to grow quite tall and so it has, gracing the front of Sullivan Hall. Why they recommended planting it so close to the building I will never know. With 56 years of care it now towers over the building, if you can imagine. If you get a chance, ask Hester why she was in the cemetery at 10 pm when nobody could find her. Our re- union contributions percentage was 52% and a total of $15,730. Many thanks for your generosity – and don’t stop (-: Sadly, some of our classmates intended to come but health or personal reasons prevented them from doing so. Also, we weren’t the front runners either in amount or percentage giv- ing but we were up there with the front runners. Just know that you all were missed, but your spirit and enthusiasm was ever present during the entire weekend. Hoping for your good health and well being in the coming five years. Your perpetual president, Sue Law Hawes. …Additionally, Margaret O’Neil Reese reports “Mother of six, grandmother of ten. Still very busy with church, family, and home!”…Marilyn Komatz Mealy writes “Class of 56: It can’t be 55 years since we left the Hill – I’m not old enough! Walt and I are happily watching mile- stones as the younger generations move forward: wedding of oldest granddaughter; college graduate grandsons; Thanks- giving for 22 at someone else’s home; and AARP letters to our children. Warm wishes to the class of 1956. God bless us everyone…Lastly, Virginia Seery reported she retired and is planning a trip to the Gal�pagos Islands and looking forward to more trips…Grace Peters was in touch with the following classmates and reports Lucy Ann Andros Young belongs to Long Island Philharmonic and will perform on September 11, 2011, Mozart Requiem of Remembrance. Their performance is part of the tribute called the Rolling Requiem, which was start- ed in New Zealand and has made its way here. Lucy Ann has also started a youth choir in her parish at the request of her pastor. This year she will have three grandchildren in college, a junior in Princeton, one in Cornell, and one starting at Mon- mouth College…Joan Blewitt Peterson will send a family pic- ture celebrating her and her husband, Joe’s 50th wedding an- niversary..Rose Ann Bencivenga Cleary is looking forward to a trip to Alaska possibly this fall…Marilyn Connor Cassels had a wonderful trip with her daughter on the Danube River and loved the spires of Prague and Budapest. She said it was the best medicine for her knees…Carole Coulter Armenio is con- sidering moving north to be closer to her family…Geraldine DeGrazia Ross will be going on a trip to Italy in September and will visit her husband’s sister in Rome. The trip will also in- clude visits to Florence, Milan, and Venice. Gerry and her hus- band’s son and daughter-in-law look forward to time with fam- ily and the wonderfully beautiful cities…Patricia Goodwin Norry has three grandchildren who live nearby thus affording many opportunities to have fun together. She is also hosting her family reunion the last weekend in July in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. There will be approximately 45 family mem- bers in attendance coming from many different areas of the world. Pat’s main entr�e will be her famous homemade fried chicken! She had my mouth watering as she does it the old fashioned way…Virginia Kelley Burkhardt will be moving in two weeks. Her new address is: 1410 Kitchen Dick Road, Se- quim, Washington 98382. Ginny also has a granddaughter starting at Seton Hill in September…Suzanne Law Hawes is spending a couple of months in Santa Barbara visiting with her daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, and cousin. Sue and Jack will enjoy the rest of the time in their place on the beach…Carol Leightner Walsh is doing well and enjoying her- self…Virginia Manna Martins sang in the Ocean Grove Tem- ple Concert, which consisted of 750 singers, 11 conductors, and 35 musicians. Also, Ginny’s grandson will begin college in September. …Mary Colleen McCann is firmly committed to Catholic education and works hard to see that it continues to function. She had a great time at our 55th Seton Hill Class Re- union… Margaret O’Neil Reese really enjoyed our 55th Seton Hill Class Reunion, recalling fond memories with classmates… Mary Elizabeth Patton Walker has moved and is happy with the change. Her new address is: 1450 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503…Margaret Salvatore is doing well after her hip replacement…Nancy Verdon Appoldt is looking forward to the birth of her first grandchild. She promises to spoil the little one rotten!…Grace Peters writes “I would like to express my thanks to Sue and Peg for all the work they did to make the re- union so much fun. Although I was unable to attend, every- thing I heard about it was wonderful. It was suggested at our class meeting that we put a notice with our will that the Hill be notified upon our passing. I have found it difficult when making my calls for classmate updates – shocked to hear from a stranger over the phone that a friend has passed. Let us con- tinue to pray for one another. God bless you and your families and remember me as always loving the Class of ‘56.
Class of 1957
News Agent: Alyce Holden Sheridan, psherid@columbus.rr.com, (614) 888-8079, 146 Glen Cir, Worthington, OH 43085-4008 We received a note from Rita Crescenzo Grigg too late for the last Forward but want to alert you that Rita had a pacemaker installed on August 2010 and the next day developed blood clots in her right arm. She almost lost her arm but a good or- thopedic surgeon operated and restored the use of her hand. Rita spent six months in rehab as of February 2011. We hope she is swinging the golf clubs this summer. Rita recently had a great granddaughter and she and her whole family, all 21 of them, are going on a cruise to Bermuda in July…Sylvia Miller Clarke had an addition to their family. Their youngest son Richard and wife Shauna named their baby Sylvia Jane. All Clarke’s are well and so happy with new baby…Peggy Bren- nan spent a few days in Boston in April and took in all the liter- ary and historic sites. Peggy recently had lunch with Colleen Andora and Rita Griggs and is taking her 16-year old grandson on a two-week safari in Kenya and Tanzania in August…Aline Coleman O’Connell’s daughter Caitlin O’Connell Radwell had a second book published, “The Elephant Scientist”. Photos in the book are by Caitlin and husband Dr. Tim Radwell. The se- ries is about different kinds of scientists showing young peo- ple what they do. Caitlin has spent more than 16 years study- ing elephants and this book shows her work in Etosha, a large game preserve in Namibia where she and research teams work from a three story tower…Mary Lou Cronin Kintz contin- ues enjoying her gardens, volunteer work, church activities and of course visits with her wonderful family. Mary Lou and John will also visit New York to visit family and friends and at- tend Broadway shows and stroll the streets of Manhat- tan…Sister Anita Schulte visited Germany last summer and spent 9 days traveling to many cities. The highlight was being in Oberammergau for the passion play. She reminded us to watch for dates for the next reunion (55)…Pat Didyoung Wentling’s granddaughter Kristin Gales graduated from Notre Dame this year and will begin medical school at LECOM on the campus of Seton Hill. Pat is thrilled to have her there and has another excuse to visit her alma mater…Joan Yetter Freda has very sad news. On May 20th, her son David died unexpect- edly after a brief illness. A memorial service was held in Red- lands, CA where he lived and Kevin Hannigan Fuller and Ann Jones Vescial and her husband Fred attended the service. Joan felt fully supported by their presence. David’s wife re- turned to her native Germany and Joan plans to visit her and her granddaughters in December. A memorial service is also planned at the end of September in Indiana. Please keep her family in your prayers…Rosemarie Baratta (Peachy) is busy in sandy Long Beach which is going “trendy,” meaning more noise and filled with beer-crazed revelers on weekends. She is up on novels and going to dance and theatre performances in New York City and wants EVERYONE to get ready for our 55th reunion. Stay healthy…Anne Magaletta Donahue and hus- band Bill were planning to attend the second “Union Reunion” of SVC/SHU married couples the weekend of July 16. Unfortu- nately, they had to cancel because Bill is recovering from shoulder surgery and is not quite up to it…Paul and Alyce Holden Sheridan attended this nice event for the second time. Paul and Alyce continue to play golf weekly with a senior group; “some days good, some bad but we continue to hang
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in. Annually we visit Destin, Florida and Niagara-on-the Lake in Canada for the Shaw Festival. We recommend the Shaw to anyone who enjoys plays by Shaw and his contemporaries – and the town is beautiful. We also visit Pat and Don Wentling each summer at their beach house in Stone Harbor, NJ. Pat tries to schedule us when their children and grandchildren are not there. Usually doesn’t work out that way; once there were 19 children/grandchildren visiting but we had even more fun with the crowd.”
Class of 1958
News Agent: Mary Alice Heagarty Burgan, (202) 797-1065,
mary.burgan@verizon.net, 1517 P St NW #1, Washington, DC
20005-1943 Pat Nussbaum Shoaf lives in Dublin, Ohio. She’s retired, hav- ing taught math and English at Belle Vernon Area High School for many years. She lost her husband in the early winter of 2011, and her daughters have been trying to make sure she’s OK, despite the fact that she can manage on her own. Pat has four children and seven grandchildren scattered across this country, and visiting them “keeps me busy.” She visited her daughter’s family in Van Nuys California in early summer, vis- iting another of her offspring in Pennsylvania in July. She writes, “I was in an airport between planes and a young man got off a plane with a SHU Griffin shirt. I stopped him and as it turned out he was a football player. It seems strange to think of the Hill coed.” Pat has been trying to find Paulette DeMeire. If anyone has her address or any news of her, please let Mary Alice know…Joan Laverty Murphy wrote, “As a retired special education coordinator, I volunteer as a
sped advocate for students under the care of the Dept. of So- cial Services. We continue to live in Acton, MA during the spring and summer months while spending winters in Engle- wood, FL. Our six grandchildren, ranging in age from three to nineteen, keep life interesting!”…Jean Sullivan French, Edith
C. Blum Professor Emerita of Art History, has retired, reluc- tantly, from teaching the history of Medieval and Renaissance Art at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. She has loved her teaching, and by all accounts her students have loved it as well. Jean almost single-handedly created the Art History department at Bard in 1971, and for a time she and one other colleague were its only faculty. Today the program has ten faculty members, and a host of courses and majors. Jean was celebrated by her department with a fine retire- ment party in the Spring of 2011; it is recorded in full color at
http://arthistory.bard.edu/?s=Jean+French Later in the day
she received the Bardian Award by President Leon Bot- stein…M.C McNerney Murray called from Bethesda, MD, to report that her husband has retired and they have moved into a condo. She has ten grandchildren between five and fifteen years old, and the age gap keeps her on her toes as a grand- mother…Barbara Hilt Murray writes “I am slowly dying of ex- cess heat here in Oklahoma. We have had at least 10 days of triple-digit temperatures. Thank goodness they were not all at once, but the in-between days were all in the high nineties! Fifteen minutes at a time is all the dog and I can stand at one time during the daytime. Walks are always at dusk and even then we are in the high eighties! My grass is brown and the perennials are on life support. I am flying to Pittsburgh the end of September to see Betsy Binder and Jane Noon Aigner, who are both well. The weather is all anyone talks about, so I really only have to report that I am doing water therapy at the local health club to avoid turning into a pillar of salt.”…Mollie McGuire Huitema writes that there is “Not much in the way of news here. I recently began tutoring a woman from Sierra Leone. Her older siblings went to school, but she cared for their mother who was ill and, consequently, never saw the in- side of a classroom. She has made excellent progress in the five weeks we’ve been working together.” Now, that seems to be really important news, not only for Mollie’s classmates but for the woman from Sierra Leone… Nancy Morrissey Bar- nette sends a note from Pompano Beach: “I have not been doing much this summer except trying to stay cool. My son, Craig is still traveling with the band (Donavon Frankenreiter) as their drummer. He returns from Montreaux, Switzerland on Sunday 7/10 where they will begin their East Coast tour in Boston. We will get to spend some time with him when he vis- its Ft. Lauderdale. I do spend some time reading, cooking, making jewelry, and occasionally dining with friends.”… Fran Pellicano DePaul writes, as “a proud Catholic Mom,” to share the news of her daughter’s educational efforts in St. Louis.” Danielle has been busy with a new endeavor, a labor of love, actually. She has started a new Catholic school there, The St. Austin School, run by an Association of the Faithful.” A Benedictine monk acts as its liaison with the diocese, and there are five local laymen on the board. By midsummer, 2011, they had 65 students and planned to limit enrollment to 75 stu- dents. All of this in just two months, plus they have hired a hand-picked, ‘known’ wonderful group of teachers and a headmistress, all of whom are excited to be part of the school. The faculty has selected the books, mascot by the children (and Father Bede), logo is designed and Land’s End is manufacturing the uniforms which are now available on the school’s website.” Danielle seems to be a chip off the old block…Anita Mazza Fink is not online, but Fran notes that she has spoken to her recently and Anita is fine…Charlotte Dimond Smith sends a wonderful travelogue: “Ray and I took a riverboat trip on the upper Amazon River in Peru in February with INTERNATIONAL EXPEDITIONS, INC. It was quite a trip. We found Peruvian people very hospitable. The riverboat was called LA ARMATISTA and recalled days of river boating of novel fame from the 1930’s. Every night the boat staff donned colorful shirts and turned into the evening’s band to entertain us, each night under a new name, The Chunky Monkeys, The Screaming Pihas, etc. The naturalists on staff were experts on the native bird and plant colonies. Peru has over 1800 species of birds. International Expeditions has been investing a portion of their profits into very simple, yet very effective, water purification plants in the native villages which cost about $7,000. We were told that the three leading causes of infant and child deaths were snakebite, drownings and dis- eases caused by the impure water.” Charlotte adds, “One of our fellow passengers related that her mother had spent her declining years at a wonderful retirement home in Western Pennsylvania. When we questioned her as to just where this was, she said it was Caritas Christi at Seton Hill in Greens- burg. It is a small world.”…Pat Satryan Thomas says that she has had a history of health problems since college, starting with severe migraines and then serious new afflictions mounting up. Her teaching career was thwarted, though now that she is getting older and drugs are getting better, the headaches have dissipated. Nevertheless, Pat managed to raise four boys and now has nine grandchildren—seven girls and two boys. Sister Mary Francis encouraged her to go into art, but the encouragement came too late in her college ca- reer for Pat to change majors. Nevertheless, she was art edi- tor of our 1958 yearbook who had been cued in by both Pat Satryan and Charlotte Dimond. She lives in Camp Hill, PA, out- side of Harrisburg and has been in touch with the sister of Mary Kay Ward Walsh, who attends the same parish that Pat does…Mary Kay Ward Walsh was surprised to be inter- viewed by the ‘58 Class News Agent. Mary Kay actually grad- uated from Duquesne rather than Seton Hill, though she start- ed out with the Class of ‘58 and roomed with a number of its members by shifting from one of those densely populated Ad- min dorm rooms to another during her freshman year. Like a number of other alums from that era, Mary Kay became a “cadet teacher” in the Sisters of Charity’s parochial school initiative in the Fall of 1955. She and Mary Alice hadn’t talked for almost 60 years – since that fall term when Mary Alice boarded with the Ward family in Dormont while cadet teach- ing near Pittsburgh…Kay Coleman O’Brien ‘57 went through that full-immersion introduction to teaching with them, and M.A. and Mary Kay shared many memories of that grimy but vital St. Luke’s parochial school in the steel town of Carnegie, PA. To add to our census, Mary Kay reports that she now has five children and ten grandkids, scattered from Chicago to Jacksonville to Tampa to Washington, DC…Pat Satryan men- tioned that she has been in touch with Angie Pantana Santil- lo, noting that Angie is coping with a debilitating illness. That called for an interview, and during the process Angie had to communicate through her husband John, for she has con- tracted a rare disease called “progressive supranuclear pal- sy” or PSP. Somewhat like Parkinson’s, this disease causes disequilibrium, stiffness of movement, and eventually dimin- ishment of speech. There are many theories about its origins, but no cure yet. After raising two daughters, Angie and John travelled widely – to places like Alaska, Europe & Hawaii. And despite becoming sick eight years ago, Angie is still active – keeping up with her daughters and with the many students she helped in her role as a teacher and guidance counselor at the Struthers, OH, high school. She always wanted to travel to the Holy Land, and so around Christmas time in 2010, John set up a tour to Israel for himself and Angie. They managed very well, what with Angie’s energetic spirit and the help of fellow tour members. On the morning of the interview, John said that Angie was planning to go to her high school reunion in the afternoon! Angie prays less for a cure than for the grace to accept her condition and get on with her life. She is pleased to think that her classmates would pray for her in the same way, though some of us may ask for a miracle as well…Judith Stanley, member of the St. Joseph the Worker congregation in Berkeley, California, has joined her fellow parishioners in trying to get the bishop to understand that their new pastor has made a series of arbitrary decisions that are not in the democratic tradition of their parish. St. Joseph the Worker, has played an important role in East Bay protests since its beginning—giving refuge to C�sar Ch�vez from threats on his life in the 1970s, for example, and helping to stage Good Friday anti-nuclear protests at U.C. Berkeley’s Lawrence Livermore lab for the last 20 years. Now Judy has taken on the risk of being labeled a “Berkeley-Bolshevik,” though she is actually a Professor of History emerita at the California State University-Heyward and lives in Emeryville. She has acquired her own protestor’s T-shirt that has the im- age Our Lady of Guadalupe on the front and “This is our Church” on the back. Judy, who has served the parish as “a member of the Parish Council and Liturgy Committee, Chair of the 125th Anniversary Committee, Lector and Lector Coordina- tor, Eucharistic Minister, and Monday morning ‘money counter,’” is one of a small number of parishioners slated to meet with Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland in late July. She should wear a different T-shirt then – one that reads “Hazard Yet Forward.”
Class of 1959
News Agent: Martha Jetter Marsh, (248) 651-3085, 330 Terry Ave, Rochester, MI 48307-1572 In May, Ann Butler Brett drove to Detroit from Philadelphia and met Nancy Woodyard Chilcoat who had flown in from Atlanta. They spent a few days exploring northern Michigan before meet- ing at Martha Jetter Marsh’s home in Rochester where they were joined by Rich and Marlene Fiorelli Merryman. They attended Martha’s Jackson Chorale spring concert. Lew and Kay Rubright Rinko couldn’t join them this time, but everyone had a good time…Ronnie Strager Eagen reports that a year ago, they went to Aus- tralia and Tasmania for an Eagen reunion and the year before that, the reunion was in Ireland. They now live in Poolsville, MD…Jeanne Re- ichard Niklas reports that she and Mel celebrat- ed their 18th grandchild last December. Jeanne had major surgery in May and spent most of June in the hospital, but she is doing much bet- ter each day. She says love and happy days to everyone…Jane Jordan Loufek had a mini re- union last March with Bridget Harwell and Ann Slattery Foley at Diane Kast- ner Koch’s winter home in St. Peters- burg… In the middle of a power out- age, Mary Jane Dobson Adee wrote that she and her husband, Bill took Mediterranean cruises the last couple years going from Barcelona to Venice and the 2nd cruise from Rome through Spain and France. Son Bill was recent- ly made vice president of the Chicago Tribune in charge of digital media; son Marc is president of an insurance company and son Paul has been writ- ing screen plays and working for Warner Brothers. Daughter Ann spent 6 weeks working in Stockholm last year for Icon, a chemical research company. Mary Jane vol- unteers for her church on funeral luncheons and edits the church bulletin. After Bill retired from teaching band and cho- rus for 44 years, his retirement project is teaching himself how to play the tuba and playing in a community band Marie Secky Emanuel was busy all summer gardening, golf- ing, and volunteering for Meals on Wheels. She took her 10 year old grandson to Boston on an elderhostel baseball trip. Last fall, she and Louie went to the Galapagos and had a fan- tastic time swimming with sea lions, turtles, and penguins. She reminds us that our 55th is on the horizon. Would anyone like to volunteer to help?…Eleanor Freiberger Burns attended her nephew’s wedding in July in Manasquan, N.J. along with her three daughters and son and families. After a week at the beach, they spent a few days sightseeing in Gettysburg… Kathy Keally Voigt celebrated her 74th birthday by taking a trip to Phoenix, Desert Botanical Gardens, the Grand Canyon, and Sedona – a very enjoyable trip. She recently entered a small local poetry contest and won first place in the adult division for her haiku on the monarch butterfly and blue-eyed Mary’s wildflower. She is also purchasing a spinet piano and is think- ing of taking lessons again. (Way to go, Kathy!)…Elaine Bransfield Smith has a new address which is: 1 Laurel Pl. Dr., Asheville, N.C. 28803. Esmith828@att.net. She was very disap- pointed to have missed our 50th, but Marlene and Marie sent all the news and Mary Jane Dobson Adee sent her lots of pic- tures. She felt like she was part of it in a small way. She and Mary Jane recently connected with Barbara Cassidy Bowser. Ann Ritchie Hartwick is recovering from leg/knee surgery and is in physical therapy learning to walk again! She is plan- ning on having her left knee done sometime in the fall. We wish her all good thoughts! …Ellen Marker Greiner reported her granddaughter was confirmed in Washington, D.C. last May and, to Ellen’s delight, took Elizabeth Ann Seton to be her patron saint…In July, Michele Moore Ridge ‘69 hosted a re- ception at her home to celebrate Seton Hill University and the Erie family of friends. President JoAnne Woodyard Boyle ’57 attended the reception along with Marlene Fiorelli Merry- man, and Bethany Merryman ‘10, Marlene’s granddaughter, Elizabeth Shank Hardinger ’61, Janice Ciotti Sitter ‘64, Judith Porsch Pelinsky ‘67 Karin Gattuso Mentz ‘72, Monica Cheshire Zewe ‘76, Barbara Bifulco Skonieczki ‘78, Carrie Rosenthal Magee ‘95, Maggie Fish ‘06, Remlee Draher Zeiser ‘06, and Krista Lawson ‘09 just to name a few!
Class of 1960
News Agent: Pat Prescott Fogarty, priscillafogarty@ymail.com (973) 984-5802, 76 Stockton Ct., Morris Plains, NJ 07950-1296 We all mourn for our dear friend and classmate Connie Angot- ti Salvitti who passed away on June 2nd. She was a great force in our class and will remain in our hearts forever…. Pat Prescott Fogarty is looking forward to her son’s marriage on July 30 in Pittsburgh in front of Heinz Field. He and his wife met in TX at a Steeler party, hence the location. In August they’ll be having a reception in TX…Kay Kumer Rooney re- ported in July “Art and I are sailing along on the Crystal Sym- phony from Alaska back to San Francisco where our journey began nearly two weeks ago, along with our daughter and her two sons. We have all been celebrating Art’s and my “50th” wedding anniversary, which we can’t believe has arrived so swiftly! From there we will all head to the Greenbrier Hotel in W.Va. where we will join our other children and their families to begin a 10 year reunion of the entire Rooney clan… which now numbers close to 100 people! I’m sure a very good time will be had by all!”…Gail Simpson Hogan wrote, “I have been a busy grandmother (first timer) since my daughter and her husband adopted a baby boy on November 25th, 2010. Yes, he
was born on Thanksgiving Day and our family is truly blessed with this special baby. I did take time out from my grandmother duties to take a Caribbean Cruise in April and am planning a beach trip in September.”… Marianne Randolph Unanue re- ported, Emil and I decided a few months ago to downsize and
enjoy condo living. We still live in Clayton and Emil’s drive to the Med. School is now 15 minutes instead of 5. We moved on the 9th of May, closed on the sale of our house on the 16th and left for Croatia on the 20th. We are still getting settled and hope to find everything by Labor Day. Our daughter has 40 boxes of “treasures” in her basement which the stagers wanted out of the house. It worked – it was sold before it went on the market. Our new address is 8253 Parkside Drive, Clayton, MO 63105 and new phone # is 314-725-6427…Sheila Reilly Knoth wrote, “The Knoth’s have moved! We still live in
Moraga. We downsized and moved into Moraga Country Club. We no longer have the yard, pool and outside maintenance so it feels like we are on vacation!! We hope to travel more. Our new address is (all other info is the same) 39 Sea Pines, Mor- aga, CA 94556. This past school year I was back working at St. Mary’s College after having retired 4 years ago. The inner city Catholic Schools received a grant and partnered with St. Mary’s to increase the reading literacy in grades K-2. I worked as a literacy coach for the teachers providing staff development as well as visiting classrooms for demonstra- tions and observations. It was quite a challenge since these schools have a variety of cultures and languages”…Vivian
Davidson Palmer is now volunteering at the Montgomery Fu- neral Hospital. We are sad to share that her husband, William Palmer, passed away on March 5th, 2010… Martha Flowers Dalton’s husband, Gene Dalton, is deceased… Fran Howard
Marze writes that she was juried into the Pittsburgh Water- color Society and had a painting in the member’s show, Wa- terworks at the Fein Gallery on the Northside, which opened Friday April 29, 5-8 p.m. The exhibit hung until May 28. She also had a pastel in the PSA juried show, “Many Sides of Pittsburgh” at the Federal Courthouse, downtown Pittsburgh and she had an exhibit in April at the Pittsburgh Technical In- stitute Gallery with another artist.
Class of 1961
News Agent: Anita DiBagno Smolenski, (724) 327-6935,
cpsmolenski@windstream.net, 3818 Windover Rd, Mur-
rysville, PA 15668-1132 Andy Pascale retired in January 1997 from Schering Plough Pharmaceutical Company in NJ after 36 � years as a re- search scientist in Virology and Drug Discovery. She currently lives in a new home purchased in Upper St Clair, NJ and keeps busy as a master gardener and volunteer at the food bank. “Travel” is on her bucket list…Carol Farrell Price built a new home about two years ago; in theory she is retired but now enjoys working in an upscale food market. She is mother of three sons, five adopted children and 19 foster children… Jeanne Lacroix Ballard was on camera this weekend as a Distinguished Alumna Award recipient from the Class of 1961!! She worked as a physician for 35 years in Children’s Hospital Center in Cincinnati, Ohio where she did research, taught and did patient care. She and her physician husband retired and moved to Norfolk, VA closer to children and seven grandchildren. She enjoys sailing, hiking and skiing…Rosalie Catalino Nebiolo retired in 1994 and keeps busy helping out with grandchildren and the care of her husband Ed recover- ing from health issues…Terry Wathne Stanley-Simaner loves to travel and play golf. She and husband Jim share ten chil- dren, four of hers and six of his…Julie Broderick Green The 50th reunion was the first ever for Julie. She is mother of 4 sons and grandmother to 7. She taught English and French, has worked as a medical information writer; went to law school after a divorce followed by a master’s program where- by she started a marriage therapy program. She had three TIA episodes in between and at 61 took a full time job as a psycho therapist for the State of Connecticut…Mary Farrell Price has been married to Ed for 37 years inheriting two chil- dren and one of her own; taught music for years, still subs and sings in a choir…Ginny Motsay Fossaceca had been married to Tony for 40 years when he died in 2002. She has 10 grandchildren, who are doing well academically. She volun-
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Mary Ann Oesterle ‘61 Retires
Mary Ann Oesterle has retired as principal from Im- maculate Heart of Mary School in Wayne, N.J. after de- voting over 40 years of her life to the education of young people. She started at the school in 1978 as a kindergarten teacher. In 1981 she was appointed princi- pal. While serving as principal she earned her Master of Education degree from Seton Hall University. Under Mary Ann’s tenure, Immaculate Heart of Mary School was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School and the school also earned three Middle States Accredi- tations. Immaculate Heart of Mary School was recognized twice by the Diocese of Paterson with a Diocesan Star School Award and a Best Practices Award for the home and school association. Mary Ann was selected as Principal of the Year by the National Catholic Education Association in 2002.
Row 1: Daryl Zwigart Kezell, Marilyn Carreiro DeVita, Jeanne Lacroix Ballard,Mary LaFata Stroffolino, Nancy Peters Johnson Row 2: Anita DiBagno Smolenski, Bee Ferrante Lewis, Theresa Wathne Stanley-Simaner, Ruthann Marriccini Seraly, Judy Chiari Caudill, Andrea Pascale, Janice Serenko Spritz Row 3: Virginia Motsay Fossaceca, Mary Farrell Price, Rosalie Catalino Nebiolo, Ellen Hensler Arbuckle, Julie Broderick Green, Cathy Curry Kotjarapoglus
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teers in her community and church. She as well as Mary Far- rell and Mary Lou Hamill helped rally the class to come to the reunion with notes and phone calls. Thank you from all of us!!!…Anita DiBagno Smolenski and Chet will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2012. They have two children who live in California; she volunteers in the community and is a member of book clubs. She and Chet give thanks for his com- plete recovery from a stroke…Mary LaFata Stroffolino taught as a career; the mother of nine children and babysitter for some of her grandchildren. Her husband has been ill and hos- pitalized with several problems. She is retired, works with mentally retarded adults and enjoys participating in communi- ty theater productions…Daryl Zwigart Kezell is a divorced mother of four children she raised alone and grandmother of 7. She enjoys bridge, exercise classes and plays the accordion in a musical folk group. They participate in festivals and even recorded a CD…Ellen Hensler Arbuckle taught 38 years and married in 1977. She was widowed in 1991 and still lives in her hometown where she is kept busy volunteering in a town where she knows everyone…Judy Chiari Caudill is a mother of two adopted sons, one of whom has health issues with dia- betes. She and husband Tom have three adopted sibling grandchildren. Both she and Tom are retired; Judy taught in Carroll Twp. as did Tom, who became a high school principal and is currently involved on city council…Bee Ferrante Lewis lives in Richmond, VA and works with her husband in his plumbing business. She enjoys their clients, going to their homes and even knows how to cut pipe!! She came to and from our reunion in a private plane piloted by her brother, who lives in the Pittsburgh area…Ruthann Marraccini Seraly re- turned to her southwestern PA roots in 2000 to be near two of her three children and six grandchildren. Professional career was limited to one year of full time teaching and several years as a sub. Many years were spent in historic preservation in NJ in many different aspects to include co-authoring a book on “Old Homes of Roxbury Township” and getting National and State Register Designation for three sites. She keeps busy as a volunteer in her community that includes the historical soci- ety, pet therapy with Lily at the local nursing home, St. Vincent de Paul at her parish and the local garden club…Messages from classmates who were unable to attend the reunion in- clude, Sheila Wrang Farrell who wrote, “I regret that I am un- able to attend the 50th reunion. Seton Hill was a wonderful place to spend four years. I have many happy memories of the Hill and know that my life after graduating in 1961 would not have been as rewarding if not for the spiritual, academic, and personal values that I learned while in college. Harold and I have three children, Kirsten, Michael, and Eileen and five granddaughters. Before having, and after our children were off to school, I was an elementary teacher in the Cromwell and Middletown Public School systems for twenty-eight years. When I retired in 1999, I lasted one month as a retiree! I went on to become a teacher at Middletown Adult Education for an- other eleven years, retiring again, in 2010. Both teaching expe- riences were extremely rewarding. My goal was to make their educational experience a positive one as did Seton Hill in mine. After the second retirement, we vacationed in FL, and decided to purchase a condo there. We spent our first winter in Naples this year – apparently a wise move considering the winter we missed in the Northeast. However, it is good to be back in Connecticut, contemplating what the next phase of my life will entail and enjoying time with family and friends”… Janice Serenko Spritz has two children, Becky L. and Charles S. Jr. She also has two grandchildren, Sammy C. and Alison J…. Carol Chaffee Bright reports “Kent and I now spend six months in Findley Lake, NY and six months in Estero, FL. We both volunteer at the food bank in Fl. and tutor elementary school children and also help at our local library in Findley Lake. We also have three wonderful grandsons – ages 9, 11 & 20.”…Julianne Carr Ryan reports “Frank and I are both fine and are enjoying being close to our extended family.”… Mari- lyn Carreiro DeVita wrote “Joe and I have been retired for 10 years and are enjoying this period of our life. We have been able to travel to Europe, South Sea Islands, New Zealand, and across the United States. We have settled in Venice, Fl. on the Gulf of Mexico and thankfully do not have to endure cold win- ters any longer. We enjoy summertime in our home in the Hud- son Valley. We have three wonderful daughters, 8 beautiful grandchildren ranging from college senior at Johns Hopkins U. to nursery school. Joe and I continue to travel and play golf both in FL and NY.”…Anne Ende McGervey whose husband is ill..Marlene Chelena Scatena who moved closer to an ill daughter…Bobby Neff Hutchinson who is undergoing cancer treatment and asks for our prayers…Pat Blaine whose plan to attend was thwarted by a bout of sciatica…Janet Strauch Quaile who had a family graduation…Helen Toner Karstens who was knee deep in work over the Indiana storm damage… Mary Ann Reilly Garvey who went on a trip to Africa… Adele Fisher who developed health issues this past year…Janice Tabone Balzic who has 11 grandchildren and lives in Arizona has problems with trav- el…Paula Martyak Benz, Mary Miller Cunningham, Mary Wolf Vogel, Betsy Shank Hardinger, Sue Jordan McStay and Maureen Malone Shipp all sent their regards…Last we heard from Mary Lou Hamill Kilian who had knee surgery which forced her to recuperate at home. She and Ginny Motsay and Mary Farrell worked long and hard en- couraging everyone to attend…We learned that Sister Sara Louise, our class moderator, died April 15, 2011. We found a bronze plaque, unused, in our class folder and hope to use it in some way in remembrance of her from our class…Nancy Peters Johnson wrote having her daughter Melissa living with her these past two years has been a wonderful blessing. To- gether they have enjoyed her horse, Nancy’s four dogs, five cats and two parakeets – a full nest!…Don’t wait until our next reunion. Keep sending your messages so that our class might stay in touch. Anita DiBagno Smolenski
Class of 1962
News Agents: Anna Mary Oravetz Brackenridge, (225) 751-0637,
amobrac@yahoo.com, 5232 Halls Ferry Dr, Baton Rouge, LA
70817-2421; Phyllis Sheehan Bambeck, pbambeck@juno.com, (216) 281-1680, 1895 W 71st St, Cleveland, OH 44102-2932
Dem bones, dem bones – Jackie Bifano Scholar in Omaha and Anna Mary Oravetz Brackenridge in Baton Rouge spent the Spring and Summer recuperating from fractures of their right humerus bones…An appeal to all class members – Please bring to life a line from the alma mater…”welcome daughters home returning” …for the 50 year reunion in 2012… a memorial
picnic for Jeanne Close was held at White Oak Park near Irwin on August 14th to honor this inspirational teacher who gave so much over the years. Attendee’s span from the beginning of Jeannie’s career at Penn Trafford to her last class, contact
leichmus@zoominternet.net for more information.
Class of 1963
News Agents: Patricia Garvey Regan, JPRPGR11@aol.com,
(631) 549-3910, 158 Bay Road, Halesite, NY 11743-1358; Mary
Grace O’Donnell, mgo@pitt.edu, (724) 423-7836, 422 Waterfall Ln, Mt Pleasant, PA 15666-8908 Marilyn Moran Lanz expressed her appreciation regarding our individual effort to fund a chair in the new theatre in memory of Mary Ann Scialdo; our Eloise and we are happy to report the goal to fund a chair in her memory was met – Congratula- tions! The names of those who donated will be listed among
the memorial section of the Annual Donor Report…By now,
let’s hope Rosemary Scott Suess has recuperated from knee replacement surgery which she had in August…Put Lou Anne Wilks Swetonic and Carol Lee Zeck Ponzio together and you know they’ll be hatching ideas for our 50th reunion. They’ve come up with a theme and colors. Stay tuned and anticipate the pleasure you’ll have in returning to the ever lovelier Hill…In April, Pat Garvey Regan and Jim took a ”Tulips, Wind- mills and Canals” river cruise to Holland and Belgium. The title perfectly captured the sights experienced, it was wonderful.
Class of 1964
News Agent: Sally Conroy Fullman, sally.fullman22@verizon.net, (908) 286-1422, 14 Murray Hill Sq, Murray Hill, NJ 07974 Although most of us have raised families and retired from work, we are busier than ever, often helping care for family, friends, and people in need. Our news focuses on our most re- warding volunteer work and its impact on our lives…Mary- Ann Kerekes Salvatore found the topic very timely. “I’m en route to India today where I have volunteered with an orphan- age and women’s rescue home, Ramabai Mukti Mission, since 1996. I lived there for four years, and return once or twice each year to train new teachers. It is extremely rewarding to know that I am involved with a Christian ministry and working with the wonderful people of India.” …Gail Vermilyea Quigley was also heading to a beloved place, England, eager to help at the 30th Ryedale Music Festival where some 10,000 music lovers, from opera to jazz, attended over 50 events…Priscilla Garvis Naworski and her husband Joe toured exotic and beautiful Turkey, making a special effort to learn about the Muslim faith, and later in the summer, attended the Chau- tauqua Institute learning center in New York. Both Priscilla and Joe do lots of volunteering. “The one that means the most is our work with St. Vincent de Paul. We do many things that assist the sick and needy, and we do it with a cadre of very Christ-like people who inspire us all the time.”…“Every volun- teer activity has been immensely rewarding,” says Daly Mackowski Schreck, who has been volunteering since she moved to San Francisco in the 1960s, working with the local symphony, arboretum, schools, and children’s theater. Daly is a lector and Eucharistic minister to the homebound, and she and her husband David work in their parish’s Ecumenical Pro- gram providing dinner and a place to sleep for 20 to 40 home- less men at various churches. “I am inspired by the number of young families who volunteer; families with teenagers who bring so much enthusiasm to our work. I am grateful that Dave and I have friendships with people who share our values of true community, a value instilled by our shared Catholic faith and nurtured by the examples we had at Seton Hill and St. Pe- ter’s College.” Daly fractured her tibia in a ski accident in May, and during the long recovery, realized how happy she was to be out helping others rather than staying at home…Daly and all of us extend our congratulations to Margi Fiori Slavonia for the heart-warming article about her and Jerry in the last issue of the ForwardLoretta Stana sympathizes with Daly because she is recovering from a dislocated shoulder. Loretta is some- times considered a local TV star because she reads each week for the televised Masses at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Pitts- burgh…Carol Wilson serves on several boards, including the United Way. Active in her parish as a Eucharistic minister bringing communion to the sick in hospitals, Carol feels it is special ministry, bringing God’s presence and comfort to their lives…Bobbi Fitzgerald Grant is filled with inner peace and deep gratitude. Her daughter-in-law Uyen, diagnosed last year with breast cancer, is now cancer-free. Bobbi’s legendary mother, who like Bobbi and her sister Pat attended Seton Hill, celebrated her 105th birthday surrounded by her family. Up to three years ago, Dorothy walked two miles every day to attend Mass and serve as lector! Bobbi has two volunteer activities that she values. “One is helping provide lunches for families following funerals in our parish. The other is with Literacy Vol- unteers of America where I help train tutors. It is so rewarding to have worked with students who have become citizens, passed their GEDs, and gotten better jobs as a result of our work…Although Sally Fullman doesn’t know anyone who is 105 years old, she works with many seniors who have osteo- porosis, and with residents in a retirement community where she leads monthly book discussions. Oh, and she writes our class notes, happy that it keep us in touch with one another… Bonnie Harshbarger, honored to be helping at the Holocaust Center in Squirrel Hill, has been a loyal friend since college days to Alice Wesolowski Turoczy whose husband Bob died last year, and Sharon Brewer…Sharon is active in her parish as a lector and a singer and signer with the Praise Alive choir. She also volunteers at the junior and senior high school where she taught for many years…Jeanie Mayes and her husband Dave celebrated their 40th anniversary hiking in the Pyrenees, staying in the same cottage where they spent their 25th anniver- sary. Sensitive to the religious traditions of others, Jeanie at- tended a silent retreat in a Buddhist center on Easter. About volunteering, Jeanie says “I teach French to retirees and Eng- lish to immigrant Congolese each week. I really look forward to being with them. It is gratifying to know that I’m sharing skills that I developed over the years, beginning at Seton Hill, with deserving and appreciative people.” Jeanie and Dave have a granddaughter, Kaia, born in February…Another new grand- parent is Elise Perisino Bizup whose grandson Griffin was born in April…Marge Randazza Callahan is happy to tell us that her daughter is expecting her second child soon. Marge and Mike take care of landscaping at their parish, and planting and caring for a vegetable garden for the priests…Mary Liz Allen Richardson’s volunteer work is mostly indoors for the moment. She’s organizing box after box of the archives of her town library to preserve the library’s history…Mary Ann Cam- palong Myhre visited Ireland with friends this summer, and keeps busy with church work and family…Kathy Stukus and her husband Phil work in their parish’s St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. “There are so many good people who are down on their luck, and it is very satisfying to have the opportunity to improve the lives of others, however slightly. I also visit the dementia unit at our local nursing home with a friend and her little dog. It is heartwarming to see the faces of the patients light up and their smiles when the dog greets them.”…Betty Ann McDo- nough Baker’s most rewarding volunteer work is with Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue where she has been on the Board of Directors since 2003. “We have fostered 27 Siberian huskies, one at a time since 2000, and will be soon taking in number 28. It is so rewarding to see how grateful these dogs are to get out of shelters and eventually find forever homes.”…Brenda Bergquist Kessler, involved in several politi- cal groups, sometimes feels as if she’s being fed to the dogs with all the partisan acrimony in Washington. She devotes time to a local soup kitchen and provides transportation and en- couragement to teens so they too can be involved…Joann Fal- con continues her work with property management in Boulder CO, and uses her experience to counsel and help people in need of affordable, safe housing. “Caring for my 96-year old fa- ther and my granddaughter is really a labor of love, and I hap- pily devote a lot of time to them.”…Although she still volun- teers at the gift shop at Saint Vincent, Laurene DiGennaro Kristof merits a well-deserved rest after co-chairing the Union- Reunion of blissfully-wedded Seton Hill and Saint Vincent alumni. As a result of her work she has met and developed warm friendships with many alumni over many years…To con- clude, Grace Hoover Puterman brings the value of volun- teerism full circle. “My most rewarding volunteer work is what I did for the 15 years that I was a stay-at home mother and wife. Most of my volunteering then was with an international women’s service organization where I did a mixture of fundraising, advocacy and management. Those experiences gave me many skills and the opportunity to develop lasting re- lationships and confidence as a leader. The reward came when I decided to pursue a career in the nonprofit-social ser- vices area. I’ve just retired after 22 years as CEO of a nonprofit organization in West Central Florida that recruits, trains, and matches daily 300 senior volunteers with at-risk children and the homebound elderly. My combined volunteer work and ca- reer have given me so much emotional compensation and sat- isfaction. And I have now returned to being a volunteer once again…helping make the world a better place.”
Class of 1965
News Agent: Donna Dowling Sheridan, (440) 333-6315, 2800 Wagar Rd, Rocky River, OH, 44116-3324 Karen McKillop Orsini-Davis has a new granddaughter, Lucin- da Esther Davis-Dix, born to her daughter, Megan Davis ’96. Lucinda was born on January 23, 2011…Mary Diederich Ott was featured in The Washington Post as her prints of wild grasses were shown at Touchstone Gallery. According to the article, Mary’s pieces were “beautifully made and unapologet- ically decorative”
Class of 1966
News Agent: Barbara Dorsner Hazelton, (910) 253-0476,
bhazelton@mindspring.com, 2920 Irwin Dr SE, Southport, NC
28461-8470 Kathryn Mueller Cunningham reports “I enjoy living in Saraso- ta, Florida…Millie Stula MacKenzie and husband Peter bought a house in Stuart FL. Kathryn Mueller Cunningham visited them in March and shared they are quilters and went to a quilt show. …Kathryn is a Trustee of the Society of Women Engineers.”… Loretta Trese Maley reports “John and I are enjoying retire- ment. Our children are well and our grandchildren are a delight. We keep you all in our prayers for strength in times of sickness and sorrow and ask that you do the same. Hazard yet forward and call when you get to Philadelphia.”… Deborah Streza Bray writes: “45 years have passed quickly! Larry and I have lived in several states and now in IL. We have two daughters and a grandson and are retired. I have been involved in all areas of ed- ucation from preschool to adults with the last 25 years as teacher and principal at our local Catholic school. When I left, a scholarship stressing faith, family, and education in memory of Elizabeth Seton was established. I am presently actively involved in Literacy Volunteers.”… Mary Jo Ward Hottenstein retired to Texas in 2009: 301 Watermere Drive #215 Southlake, TX 76092
Class of 1967
News Agent: Patty Lamb Whipkey, patwhip@verizon.net, (732) 238-5879, 31 Frost Ave, East Brunswick, NJ 08816-4501
Class of 1968
News Agent: Marie McGavin Thaler, (610) 252-7403,
shu1968news@gmail.com, 429 Bennington Ln, Lakewood, FL
33467
Dorothy McKool Hazen reported her daughter is expecting twins in January!…Gloria Fiorelli Pollock has a new grand- son, Joshua Arthur, born April 29, 2011. Joshua was 10 lbs 4 oz!…Mary Jo Repasky Wright reported, her son, Dr. H. Jeff
Wright, has been promoted to Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army after a recent deployment with Special Operations in the Middle East…. Judy Wagner Velky and Larry (SVC ‘67) live in
Rolesville, NC, Both are enjoying semi-retirement and the free- dom it brings. They live near their daughters Laura and Joe Stiles (SHC ‘90) and Christine and Kevin Rechenberg (SVC ‘92/’93) and 5 grandchildren ages 8-15. Both daughters’ fami- lies lost their homes in the April 16 tornado in Raleigh NC. They are all okay and will rebuild in the months to come.
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Sally Conroy Fullman ‘64 Honored
Sally Fullman, Ph.D., was honored by the Na- tional Osteoporosis Foundation at its annual Silhouette Award dinner in May in Las Vegas. She received the Steps for Strong Bones Award for her work with the Project Healthy Bones Program and for her advocacy on be- half of people with osteoporosis. For the last six years, Sally has co-led weekly classes to assist individuals with osteoporosis improve their balance and build stronger muscles and bones. Sally is the first volunteer to receive this award. Along with Sally, Mercedes Ellington, the granddaugh- ter of Duke Ellington, was recognized for her work as an educator and choreograph- er with the Ethel LeFrak Award. Above: Amy Porter, Executive Director and CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation, pre- senting award to Sally. Right: Sally, Dr. Con- rad Johnston, Jr., Mercedes Ellington
Patricia Acquaviva Gabow ‘65 Nationally Recognized
Patricia Acquaviva Gabow, M.D., chief executive officer, Denver Health, has been named to Mod- ern Healthcare magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Physician Execu- tives in Healthcare” 2011 list. Ranked at number 16, Patricia is only one of seven women on the list. She is nationally recognized for her
work to increase access to basic health care for all Col- oradans, particularly underserved women and children. During her career as Denver Health’s CEO, Patricia has become widely recognized for her role in successfully managing an integrated healthcare system that is a mod- el for the nation. She is distinguished by her commitment to mentoring others, her innovative management tech- niques, and her commitment to high standards and best practices. Patricia is a prominent physician and scientist whose research in the field of polycystic kidney disease is internationally recognized.
Joyce Owens, Janet Lomicka, Mary Margaret Flatley Green
Class of 1966
Kathleen Mary Huebner ‘67 Receives Distinguished Alumni Award
Kathleen Mary Huebner earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Pittsburgh and is a professor and director of the National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities for the College of Education and Rehabilitation at Salus University. In April, Kathleen was recognized by the University of Pittsburgh at their Centennial Gala with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Education. Dr. Huebner is on Facebook and would like to connect with Seton Hill Alumni in Tucson, AZ where she moved last summer. Left: Dr. Huebner with her mother at Gala. Right: Dr. Huebner receives the award from Dean Lesgold and Dr. George Zimmerman, both from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Class of 1969
News Agent: Kate Moloney, keightym@verizon.net, (202) 399- 6022, 1633 Gales St NE, Washington, DC 20002-4523 Regina Kennison Kraus ‘69, Donna Doyle Keane ‘69, Greta Win- kler Strittmatter ‘69 and their husbands are going to join Marie McGavin Thaler ‘68 and her husband on a rail/cruise excursion to Alaska this summer. Marie, owner of Thaler’s Vacations in Easton, PA, has organized the trip…Tom and Carolyn Ehrens- berger Wissenbach became grandparents for the fifth time with the July arrival of Jacob Alcuin Wissenbach. The baby’s in Billings, Mont., so Tom and Carolyn are headed out there to see him in September. Carolyn writes she completed her two year stint as Eastern Region director for National Extension Associa- tion of Family & Consumer Science (NEAFCS) last September and then was placed on the GALAXY Committee for 2013 which organizes the national meeting for all five Extension associations once every 5 years…Marissa Rivera Huttinger emailed that she’s keeping busy spending time with granddaughters Io, 4, and Inez, 1, and volunteering at the Women’s Museum, Textile Muse- um and White House Presidential Correspondence Office… Lor- raine Rup reports in June, she and Sandi Burin Bobick fulfilled a promise they made at our 40th reunion. Sandi and her husband, Jim, left their luxurious Pittsburgh condo to visit Lorraine and her husband, Dave Pinkerton, in Colorado cattle country. “Sandi and I tried to convince Mary Ann Pastore McClain to join us, but in- stead we settled for a phone call full of giggles,” Lorraine wrote. Earlier that month, Dave and Lorraine celebrated 20 years of marriage with another kind of “adventure”– a two-week raft trip through Grand Canyon whitewater…Jan Flood Nichols wrote that their son, Kevin, was to get married in August. “I remain very busy going all over the place talking about polio and vacci- nation,” Jane emailed. “I sure never thought that I would be do- ing this in 2011, but I think I’m doing what I’m supposed to do right now.”… Ronne Zasadni Froman says she’s having trouble retiring so she is now the CEO of Monarch School, a K-12 school in San Diego, Calif., for homeless and at-risk youth. Continuing with her military connection, Ronne is the chair/CEO of a Veter- ans program called REBOOT, a behavioral training program that helps vets with transition to the “real” world… B.J. Radcliffe Rose wrote that she and Joe are still living in Connecticut and are hoping to retire in December 2012. She spent three weeks in early summer in Sarasota, Fla., moving her parents to a new home and getting their retirement home spruced up. Like most of us, she can’t believe that it is “already that time in our lives! Three children, five grandchildren! Where did the time go?”… Katie Moloney finally did something about that Irish name she was saddled with at birth – she became an Irish citizen. Thanks to Grandpa Moloney and all sorts of documents proving who she is, Katie got her dual citizenship last January. Having an Irish/EU passport will make travel to Europe a lot easier. Not that she’s planning a trip there soon; next big trip is to Japan in November for her son Mike’s Shinto wedding to Tomoko Yoshida. Totemo ii desu, yo!…Both Linda Delia and Joanna Pietropaoli Stillwagon kept their seats on the Seton Hill Alumni Association board after the June election…By the way, Joanna is doing a great job keeping members of the Class of ‘69 connected through her emails. If you want to get in on all the class news, email her at
Joanna2939@aol.com to get on her email list. And, if you were
friends with her on Facebook, you’d know she and Rich cele- brated their 40th wedding anniversary in the spring.
Class of 1970
News Agent: Kathleen Kowalewski Clark, (410) 778-2548,
gdclark2@verizon.net, 199 Rolling Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620-1216
Nancy McCloy Rabbinowitz retired in October of 2010, after serving as Director of Education at the Benedictine School at Ridgely for 36 years. This is a residential school for severe- ly mentally/physically handicapped students. Nancy jokes that maybe now she can attend our reunion weekends – that particular weekend was always graduation weekend at the Benedictine School…Kathy Kowalewski Clark has finally re- tired after 41 years of teaching at Worton Elementary School in Worton, Md. She’s going to miss her 1st/2nd graders, but plans to do some visiting/volunteering during the next school year. In the meantime she has already hiked Bushkill Falls in Pa., and will enjoy a Shenandoah Valley vacation in the Fall. (That’s when she’ll really know she’s retired!)
Class of 1971
News Agents: Kathryn Mihalcik Moore, moorekat@rcn.com, (610) 791-5344, 3589 Hawthorne Dr, Center Valley, PA 18034- 9713; Jacqueline Zvorsky Runkle, jzr10@psu.edu, (570) 385- 1188, 6 Grove St, Cressona, PA 17929-1131 Greetings, Class of 1971! Seventeen of us shared time together during our 40th reunion, and all enjoyed that time immensely. The campus is beautiful, the growth is impressive, and our leader- ship is to be commended. Here are updates shared during the weekend’s activities…Sue Lanz Beresik is now singing with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (mezza soprano). She just re- tired. She and her husband (Greg, SVC ’71) do a lot of travelling and recently went to Egypt. She has two grandchildren…Anne Sokolowski Carroll was an attorney in private practice for sev- eral years. In 2000, she became a hearing officer for special ed- ucation, which requires extensive travel around the state. She also has two grandchildren…Mary Lou Kundrat worked in the academic area at Allegheny General after medical school. Most recently she was employed as a medical director at Highmark
Blue Cross/Blue Shield for more than eleven years. She has
now taken time off to do volunteer work and to spend time with her 92 year old mother who is in an assisted living facility. Mary Lou’s father died last year, just short of 92. Mary Lou and her husband still live in Shadyside. Her son is working on a master’s degree at Dartmouth…Margaret (Peggy) Munley deserves special recognition: She was our Distinguished Alumna Award winner! Peggy has a master’s degree in public health, which she earned prior to dental school. She now has a private prac- tice in periodontics and general dentistry, and she is active in Rotary. Peggy’s father died last year…Marylu Hourigan Per- chak taught in inner city schools for ten years, was the “story lady” for her public library, began her own private kindergarten enrichment program, was a pre-K teacher for ten years, earned an MLS, and is now librarian at two different buildings. She has two children, one grandson, and another grandchild on the way. Her husband, a St. Vincent graduate, attended the reunion as well…Joanne Caterino Beckjord teaches honors English. We were glad to have her join us for the Leadership Awards cere- mony and dinner… Betty Murphy Durishan married a Vinnie (Mark). They have two sons and a granddaughter. Back surgery several years ago led Betty to water therapy, and she is now a water exercise instructor – doing something that she loves! She and Mark retired to Charleston where she works in continuing care for seniors…Kathryn “Kam” Mihalick Moore retired this year as a librarian. (She was there from the school library’s in- ception). This is just in time for her to have the extra time she will need to plan her daughter Deena’s October wedding in Cali- fornia. The wedding will take place at Big Sur. Kam’s youngest daughter just graduated from Syracuse. Retirement will allow Kam and her husband more time to travel. Kam plans more trips in the future, having been to Madrid, Spain and Slovakia… Peg- gy Grieder Mulcahy has reinvented herself. She pursued anoth- er BA in computer science and an MBA from Seton Hill last year. She is now an IT director and enjoys the planning aspect of her job. Peggy has two grandchildren…Mary Kay Deane An- derson is an administrative assistant and has two children and her first grandchild. Mary Kay shared beautiful pictures of her daughter’s wedding that were featured in a Washington, DC magazine. Mary Kay began running four years ago and now does two half-marathons every year… Judy S. Komoroski was married 40 years ago in the Seton Hill chapel. She retired 6 years ago and is busy with her mother, children, and grandchil- dren… Suzanne George Kijowski married a Vinnie (Joe), who attended the reunion activities with her. They are both retired teachers, with 3 adult children, and 3 grandchildren…Wilda Kaylor had a variety of teaching jobs before taking a position at Seton Hill. She has been working on the Hill for 34 years and has held a variety of positions. Her present title is NCCHE Asso-
ciate Director…Maryan Kurp Baughman was accompanied by her husband Bill (SVC ’71). Maryan holds a master’s degree from Duquesne and worked as a music teacher for several years. She has had two titanium knee replacements and finds water exercise helpful. Her daughter attended Seton Hill before law school. Her son is a test pilot stationed in California. She has 5 grandchildren pictured above: Will Lloyd, Patrick Lloyd,
(both sons of Amy Baughman Lloyd ‘98), Rachel Baughman, Ryan Baughman, and Jenny Baughman… Stephanie Powers
became involved in community action in New Hampshire after graduation. She then worked for the Clinton administration in the departments of Labor and Education. She was appointed national school director of the “School to Work” programs by President Clinton. She is currently working for the Council on Foundations, advising philanthropic organizations on work force development issues…Thanks to Suzanne Plesha who also at- tended and Stephanie Powers for graciously chairing this re- union for our class. They did a fabulous job!…As for me, Jacqueline Zvorsky Runkle , I’m planning to teach for at least one more year (freshman composi- tion at Penn State, Schuylkill campus). I’ll be travel- ing to northern California this summer with my sons and daughter-in-law for my nephew’s 3-day wed- ding celebration. I’m also saving all the memorabil- ia from this reunion so I can show up Stephanie when we come back at age 90. I figure by that time she’ll need a U-Haul for all the stuff she has saved over the years!…Additional news submitted from
Eileen Cline Ryan, “Jim and I still live in St. Marys, PA. Colleen is a doctor in Boulder, CO. Maureen is thriving at McGuire Memorial in New Brighton, PA, and Michael is an engineer and lives the closest (4 miles away). Jim and I enjoy Tandem Bike riding and the outdoors.”… Bernadette Kovach Ponko reports “My husband, Duane and I, are enjoying our five grandchildren Cameron, Nick, Sebastian, Austin, and Roman. Hello to all from the Hill.”…Nilda Argentati Musiker writes: “I regret I cannot make it to our reunion. I am in treatment for ovarian cancer and doing very well. All medical indicators give me hope for full remission. I am blessed with a loving family, 3 grandchil- dren and one more on the way in October! Give my best to the class of ‘71! Prayers and “positive vibes” are greatly appreci- ated!”… Charlotte Rundel Cronauer’s son Michael is going to Cal Poly and daughter Tina will be attending Cal Poly. Michael and Tina are studying history and Tina has a minor in science. Barbara Amato Gorman reported her daughter Corinne got engaged on June 5th to a wonderful gentleman from Bethle- hem. Marriage plans are set for April/May 2013. She is also planning to retire from teaching at Parkland High School at the end of June ’12.
Class of 1972
News Agent: Joyce Kline Hanley, jhanley@aol.com, (954) 462- 1665, 750 N Rio Vista Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301-2912 Cynthia Holland Farley became a grandmother to Robert Kin- sky on February 12, 2011…Linda Hunchuck Chambers is run-
ning for Greene County Judge to fill the seat vacated by Se- nior Judge H. Terry Grimes.
Class of 1973
News Agent: Maureen O’Connor, mocscp@aol.com, 2700 Colchester Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106-3651 Patrice Tedescko along with husband Robert, were among the masses to witness Kate Middleton marry Prince William. This was Patrice’s second royal wedding, as she witnessed the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1982.
Class of 1974
News Agent: Christine O’Brien Leslie,
pleslie340@comcast.net, (412) 881-0669, 1269 Earlford Dr,
Pittsburgh, PA 15227-1520 A good time was had by all at a May mini reunion in NYC at the Oyster Bar with our 70’s ladies, Jackie Kendrick Gravell, Maggie Nolan Heck, Jane Spickofsky, and Viviane Powell Vorbe ’73, joined by Christine Mueseler and Louise Lydon from Seton Hill Alumni Relations. Pictured l. to r.: Louise Lydon ’06, Jackie Kendrick Gravell, Maggie Nolan Heck, Jane Spickofsky, Viviane Powell Vorbe ’73, Christine Mueseler ‘91
Class of 1975
News Agents: Terri Campbell Murphy, (724) 838-8964,
themurfs159@gmail.com, 159 Ivy Ln, Greensburg, PA 15601-
6299; Linda Gioia Simon, (724) 837-3194, 520 Cochran Dr, Greensburg, PA 15601; Anne Marie Meyer Regan,
amregan@verizon.net, (856) 778-8307, 609 Covington Terr,
Moorestown, NJ 08057-1618 Karen Fisher O’Connor recently retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania after 35 years of service. The past 18 years she worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the Hiram G. Andrews Center in Johnstown, Pa. She currently lives in Ligonier with her husband, Jim…Heidi Weirich Johnson shared that she moved to Fort Walton Beach, Florida in July of 2010. Heidi married David Johnson and has two sons, Joshua who is 28 and Joel who is 26. Heidi is a radiology technician and met David in the Air Force while they were stationed at Grissom AFB in Indiana. For fifteen and a half years they were stationed in Florida, Colorado, Indiana and California. They moved home to be close to family in Pennsylvania for 17 years while their sons were growing up. They have had various employment in teaching and the medical field. Due to cold and heaps of snow, Heidi and her husband decided to move back to Fort Walton Beach, Florida where they were stationed in the 80’s. Their younger son, Joel, continues to live with them and is planning on attending West Florida University in the fall. Heidi plans to go back to school for Radiology in the fall. Josh their oldest is finishing up his master’s degree and currently working at Fort Detrick in Maryland as an immunologist in the level four bio-hazard lab. Husband David, is a laboratory technician working at Sacred Heart Hospital. They love living in sunny Florida. You may email Heidi at heidi.johnson@cox.net
Class of 1976
News Agent: Kathleen Furgerson Nowicki, (804) 744-4155,
k.nowicki@comcast.net, 13701 Watkins Glen Road, Midlothi-
an, VA 23112 Eight classmates returned to Seton Hill for our 35th class re- union. Congratulations to Cynthia Wills Black, who received a “Distinguished Alumna Leadership Award.” Cynthia has a suc- cessful career in finance, operates her own consulting firm, vol- unteers with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and established the Cynthia Wills Black Endowed Scholarship in 2000 to honor first generation college students. Her husband Jack joined us at the award ceremony and banquet…Pam Bailey has lived in Montana for 30 years. She is an attorney in Billings. Pam is the president of the Board of Directors of the Billings Studio Theater and a trustee for the State Bar of Mon- tana. She has been nominated for the position of President- elect of the Montana State Bar. (Pam gets the award for travel- ing the longest distance to the reunion)… Kathleen Furgerson Nowicki and her husband Art recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. Kathleen has served over 30 years as an attorney for the Social Security Administration in Richmond, Vir- ginia. She is currently a senior attorney adjudicator. She re- ceived a Commissioner’s Citation from the Social Security Ad- ministration last fall for her work. She and her husband attend- ed the award ceremony in Baltimore and had time for a side trip to Fort McHenry… Marian Gasbarro Cadwallader has been teaching at Geibel Catholic High School for 35 years. She is an adjunct professor for Seton Hill, teaching a survey course in French literature for the college-in-high-school program. She and her husband Dale have one son, Sam, age 14, who enjoys participating in Special Olympics in basketball and swimming. Claire Glock-Hunt and her husband Joe still reside in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. For the last two and a half years, Claire has been an elder companion for an 86 � year old dementia patient. She says that this is challenging and rewarding…Jeannine Kindelan McDevitt is an assistant professor and lead instructor at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College in Johnstown and still lives in Jeannette. She now has three grandchildren, ages 7, 4 and 1 �, children of her oldest daughter, Elizabeth. Her son John is currently in the MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill. Her daughter Emily has just graduated from Chatham University’s Occupational Therapy program, and her son David is an engineer at Westinghouse. (Jeannine gets the award for the person with the most children and grandchildren among the reunion attendees)…Cindy Little Yamamoto and daughter Kari joined the reunion. This was Cindy’s first visit since the 15-year reunion. Cindy is SVP, Product Strategy at Descartes Systems in Pittsburgh. As part of her job, she travels globally, providing services to import/export companies. Cindy has been married to Mark for 31 years and has two children, Michael (28) and Kari (26). Kari was married in 2009. Fortunately, both children reside in Pittsburgh…Maria Tucci has been teaching English at Greensburg Central Catholic High School for 33 years and is an adjunct professor for Seton Hill, teaching in the college-in-high school program. (Maria gets the award for traveling the shortest distance to the reunion)… We also re- ceived news from classmates who could not attend the re- union…Deborah Vest Oropeza writes: Mark and I purchased a home in Tucson, Arizona as an investment/ retirement home – we would rather be too hot than cold! (Ha). Plus, his family lives there. I am a physical therapist in home care and Mark is an oc- cupational therapist in SNF. We enjoy biking, golf and caring for our yard/flowers and the unending defense against deer at- tacks!…Suzanne Laliberte Price has a patent on her invention, “The Music Soc Sac,” which covers a music stand. She is in the process of marketing it now…Andrea Chontos Peters re- ported she retired after teaching music for 33 years. This year
she helped out music teachers by substituting in K-12, orches- tra, band, chorus and general classes. She left the teaching profession in the capable hands of her daughter, who just com- pleted her third year of teaching high school math. Andrea serves on the Steering Committee for the Ulster Project, and is looking forward to the next International Conference in Lake Charles, Louisiana in November…Monica Cheshire Zewe
writes: I continue to teach college writing at Mercyhurst Col- lege. Our children (a chemist, a writer, and a soon-to-be phar- macist) are grown and (almost) independent. Glen and I were empty nesters for a short while until my mother came to live with us after my father’s death. What a joy it is to have a spunky 90-year-old sharing our home!…At our class reunion, please remember our classmate Jolene “Jodi” Hoffman. May she rest in peace! Jodi died on January 15, 2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer. During her 32-year teaching career, she taught several different grade levels in elementary schools while a resident of Ohio. Her obituary states: “She had a special gift for those who were challenged in any way…Over the years she tu- tored several children, some who themselves suffered from cat- astrophic illnesses…It was never her concern to make a differ- ence in anyone’s life; it was her desire to make someone’s life a little better. Her family believes from the outpouring of concern during her illness that she truly succeeded in her mission in life and likewise made a difference in the lives of others.”
Class of 1977
News Agents: Carol “Corky” Kurpiewski Mintus,
carolmintus@comcast.net, 106 Sioux Dr, Greensburg, PA
15601; Cheryl A. Napsha, napshac@yahoo.com, (412) 400-9162, 5 Atlantic Ave, Provincetown, MA 02657
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Row 1: Peg Grieder Mulchay, Kathryn Mihalcik Moore, Wilda Kaylor, Susan Beresik, Elizabeth Murphy Durishan, Stephanie Powers, Mary Kay Deane Anderson, Anne Sokolowski Carroll, Suzanne Plesha Row 2: Maryan Kurp Baughman, Margaret Munley, Marylu Hourigan Perchak, Jacqueline Zvorsky Runkle, Mary Louise Kundrat, Suzanne Geroge Kijowski, Judy Komoroski
Class of 1971
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Class of 1976
Row 1: Kathleen Furgerson Nowicki, Jeannine Kindelan McDevitt, Marian Gasbarro Cadwallader, Cynthia Wills Black Row 2: Cindy Little Yamamoto, Claire Glock-Hunt, Maria Tucci, Pamela Bailey

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Maureen Malarky Ceidro writes: Most importantly I’m a Grandmother of 2 with one more on the way! My grandson Lennon Elijah Reay will be five years old in Aug. My grandaughter Amadora Rose turned 2 in June and she will be- come a big sister in Nov! My oldest daughter JaNean (Lennon’s Mom) received her PhD in the sciences and is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at LECOM located on the SHU campus. I get to go up to the Hill for lunch on a regular basis now! I’ve been working as a bereavement counselor for years with Excela Hospice and I love my work. Fortunately I have an added career that gives great balance to working with the dying and that is music. Aside from photographing lo- cal musicians for the past ten years, for the past two years I have been the Marketing Director as well as a journalist and photographer for American Blues News - the online magazine dedicated to the promotion and celebration of the blues genre (www.ameriblues.com). The best part about it is I have been able to interview (by phone and in person) many of the “rock- ers” that I listened to during my years at SHU…Barbara Mc- Dermott was successful in the spring’s primary election for Judge, Court of Common Pleas. As a Democrat in Philadelphia, getting on the ballot gives her an excellent chance of being elected in November. Her older daughter, Nikole, just graduat- ed from Arcadia College and began work at University of Maryland. Daughter Colette will be a junior at Seton Hill and has been Vice President of her class every year…Cindy Cic- coni Ernst is still living in Germany and travels throughout Eu- rope. She continues to sing professionally and has had the honor of performing in historic churches and other wonderful venues…Donna Ginella Raydenbow recently retired and is looking for new adventures. Please contact her if you’re in the Connecticut area…Mary Jo Ruefle Brecht recently finished her 33rd year teaching religious studies at Greensburg Central Catholic. Daughter Jess has 4 beautiful girls: Penny, age 4; Trixie, age 2; and twins Addie and Lulu, born in January. Jess will begin teaching at Central this fall. Mary Jo’s older son, Martin, lives in Brooklyn with his wife Betty Bastides, a docu- mentary filmmaker, and their son Santiago. He teaches at a school for at-risk students in the city. Daughter Mara recently received her PhD from Fordham in religious studies and will begin teaching at St. Norbert College in Wisconsin. Son Alex graduated from Clarion last year and is working with Ameri- corps in inner city Baltimore… Cheryl Napsha is living in Provincetown on the Cape and got to see some old friends. Above: Melon Regis-Civetta ’62, Cheryl Napsha, Necee Regis, and Barbara McDermott held their own mini reunion! … Jane Cowhey and husband Jason Reidy have a vacation home there, and they spent a week catching up. Their son OtisJohn is 11, while daughter Marie Aleni has just completed first grade. Jane volunteers her time at the children’s Catholic school (run by the Sisters of Charity!)…Necee Regis also va- cations here. She spent a week in Greensburg in February as a guest lecturer at WCCC and participated in a panel discus- sion “This Way Up and On To Success” at Seton Hill, with stu- dents, on life as an entrepreneur. She divides her time be- tween Boston in the warm months and Miami Beach in the cold winter months. Her work as a freelance writer gives her an opportunity to travel the world. She continues to work as an artist and caterer as well…Mary Ciarrocca Pendleton re- ported she traveled to visit her sons in Fort Worth, TX and Cali- fornia. She went to Fort Myers in April to visit family and in May/June went to the Carolinas, visiting friends, and spending time at the Outer Banks. Mary is a stay-at-home mom and wife and obviously loves to travel. She is on Facebook and her email is thependletons@comcast.net …Peg Fitchwell Hill owns and operates FAB FIVE event planning. You can contact her at pegfh@comcast.net or check her out on Facebook… Carol Kurpiewski Mintus continues to teach both high school and college students the fine art of a well-turned sentence. In addition, as President of PA Learners Online Education Asso- ciation, she recently spoke at the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit, where the organization was honored with the “Pro- gressive Organization of the Year” award. Other speaking en- gagements included a presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference in Orlando, where she presented on the art of teaching in the cyber environment. Carol lives in Greensburg with her husband Chris (SVC ’77), who works in merchandising at SuperValu and teaches busi- ness courses part time at Seton Hill. Carol has also created a Facebook page for the class of 1977 – if you’re on Facebook, check it out!
Class of 1978
News Agent: Nancy Koval Fearon, nkfear@aol.com, (561) 487-5412, 12943 Hyland Cir, Boca Raton, FL 33428-4859,
www.Facebook.com/nancy.fearon
The Seton Hill University Bookstore manager, Amy Kristoff, is daughter of Sandra Laughlin Kristoff.
Class of 1979
News Agent: Sherry Sentipal Snyder,
Sherryseam@aol.com, (301) 695-7752,
7896 W Hills Dr, Frederick, MD 21702- 2836 Colleen Claybaugh Murray’s mother, Florence Claybaugh, died on November 15, 2010 and her father, Thomas Clay- baugh, died on June 27, 2010…Kathryn Loughran Cala and her husband Greg will have two Setonians in the fall. Kevin will be a junior, majoring in human resources and playing varsity Lacrosse. Megan will be a freshman in the LECOM program.
Class of 1980
News Agent: Barbara Weisensee Leach, Bleach9858@aol.com, (757)495-5443, 4924 Brookeway Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-2938 Paulette Schutter Pipher reported, “I am currently working
with David Chu Design International. My company is a devel- oping company working with David Chu’s Lincs product – men’s sportswear and accessories – plus we sell and distrib- ute hosiery for Kate Spade, Cole Hahn and Kenneth Cole. We also design and produce product for private brands such as Saks Fifth avenue, Vineyard Vines and Brooks Brothers. We are a small developing company. The Lincs brand will be re- launched this fall. Summer is a great time for interns interest- ed in fashion, design, merchandising, sales analysis, retail, etc. The office is a great location in the flatiron district on 22nd street between Park Ave and Broadway.”
Class of 1981
News Agent: Ann O’Connor Von Hagel, (703) 276-9089,
vonhagel@comcast.net, 524 N Longfellow St, Arlington, VA
22203-1029 Congratulations class of 1981 – ours was the highest class at- tendance of all of the classes this year!…Vicki Selden Lauff reported she has three kids out of college and the last one is in her junior year. She also reports that Jane Bukovan Ra- henkamp says hello to all…Barbara Cippel Grinnen ’80 (but started with our class) reported she will be married 24 years in August and is working as a clinical dietitian at Jameson Hos- pital in New Castle, PA…as for me, Ann O’Connor Von Hagel I’m still keeping busy doing taxes during the tax season out of an office in the Pentagon. I’m active in my church music min- istry (St. Dominic in Washington, DC) and work with the Na- tional Association of Pastoral Musicians in assisting with their Guitar and Ensemble Institute. We just had the 25th “Guitar School” at Marydale Retreat Center in Erlanger, KY. I’m also on the Parish Finance Council. My husband Ed (we’ve been mar- ried 29 years) is the Business and Facilities manager of the parish. And our son Nick is quite happy managing the West- minster Arts Center at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, NJ…Mary Jo Robino was married Sat. June 11th on the Admin lawn…Cindy Wingrove Johnson writes: “Retired to Myrtle Beach. Looking forward to exploring the U.S. with our fifth- wheel camper. When not traveling, we’ll enjoy visits from friends and family - 5 grandkids and one on the way. Life is good.”…Judy DeAngelis Thimons and husband Mark cele- brated 30 years together in November. Many from our class remember the 1st celebration! Adam, 28, lives near Baltimore and works for DOD. Alex, 26, is finishing his doctorate at North Western. Juliana, 24, lives in Hoboken, N.J. and works for Pru- dential. Mark took a new job in November with AISI and loves it. Judy continues to love being a private nanny…Carole Quar- anto writes: “I am beginning a new phase in my life - I have re- cently agreed to be an associate staff member of the Gilmary Retreat Center in Coraopolis. I will give talks and help direct and organize retreats. Look us up at gilmarycenter.org!”… Sherrie Adkins Durham writes: “Hi to all! Paul and I have 2 daughters and 4 granddaughters. Busy with family and work, playing golf and traveling. The Hall of Fame award at Seton Hill was a surprise and honor.”…Lisa Bassi is the co-owner of Recovery Concepts Addiction Counsel- ing Services, Inc located in Bedford, Pa. Providing outpatient drug and alcohol counseling to those afflicted with the disease of addiction or substance abuse…Also, look up our class on Facebook – Seton Hill University Class of ’81.
Class of 1982
News Agents: Patricia Hickey, penfanva66@verizon.net, (703) 451-5893, 8410 Penshurst Dr, Springfield, VA 22152-1137 and Patricia Rafferty, gracielou32@verizon.net, (724) 832-3952, 103 Wedgewood Ct, Jeannette, PA 15644-9637 Sharlotte Kepple DeVere wrote she is a USMC veteran and a member of the American Legion and the Vandergrift Veteran’s Honor Guard, a group of veterans who provide military honors for deceased veteran’s funerals, render appropriate honors at local memorial sites on Memorial Day, and organize a Memori- al day parade in Vandergrift and Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day ceremonies. In a sort of “crossover” between the music and veterans organization portions of her life she is also a member of The Band of America’s Few – a band made up en- tirely of retired and honorably discharged US Marine musi- cians Since moving back to Western PA, she has been design- ing and teaching needlework and hand embroidery. In the past several years, she has had her designs featured in Piece- Work Magazine, CrossStitch and NeedleWork magazine and in a hard bound collection of Christmas designs.
Class of 1983
News Agents: Carol Carpinelli Rencheck,
therenchecks@ameritech.net, (614) 734-1131, 5196 Sheffield
Ave, Powell, OH 43065-7701; Barbara Robertson,
lermoos@columbus.rr.com, (614) 766-2683, 67 East Mithoff St,
Columbus, OH 43206-3543
Class of 1984
News Agent: Monica Kovacs, mk92924@intelspec.com, PO Box 33579, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Class of 1985
News Agents: Paula Kuhar Scekeres, lscekeres@wpa.net, (724) 423-8139, PO Box 94, Whitney, PA 15693-0094; Ginger Manges Weaver, ginger@laurelweb.net, (724) 238-8638, 769 Kissell Springs Rd, Ligonier, PA 15658-2535; Deborah Summers Robinson, drobinson@pchspitt.org, (412) 244-4985, 224 Wilkins
Ave, East Pittsburgh, PA 15112-1527
Suzanne Lukacs Fallon wrote: Hello, fellow Setonians! Our oldest daughter, Laura will be getting married in November 2012. But, before that happens, we will be sending our second daughter to Greece with her high school chorus. They re- ceived a special invitation to participate in the Aegean Sea Music Festival. I was asked to chair the fundraising commit- tee! It has become my full-time job. I’m still leading our youth group at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church. So, basically, I’m a full-time volunteer and loving it!…Sharon Joann Alger Pugliese reported “Our family has decided to make Aliyah to Israel. This means “moving up” to live permanently in Israel as citizens. Our apartment is in Jerusalem and we’ll be leaving on the 15 August flight from JFK. Evan is graduating from his Pittsburgh school and then will resume his education once we land at another specialized school for autistic young people. Anth and I will be learning Hebrew :) The twin shih tzu will be just looking pretty and not understanding a word anyone says.” …Lynne Swisher Williams reports she is getting mar- ried on September 24 in Ithaca, NY to a great guy. They both work at Cornell University – Matt is the registrar/collections manager at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and Lynne works in the Office of Alumni Affairs overseeing Class and Re- union Programs. They are to be married at Immaculate Con- ception Church and are having their reception at a renovated, historic barn. Matt attended a Jesuit college, Canisius College, in Buffalo, NY and shares an appreciation for the importance, impact, and relevance of a Catholic education.
Class of 1986
News Agents: Beth Ann Greeley Mascatello, (540) 687-3449,
bethmascatello@aol.com, PO Box 1765, Middleburg, VA 20118-
1765; Nancy Ponsi Baker, (330) 966-7369, 2335 Rohrer St, NW, North Canton, OH 44720-5747
Class of 1987
News Agent: Kimberly Nath Bringe, kbringe@comcast.net, (724) 832-9142, 1017 Norwich Ln, Greensburg, PA 15601 D. Bonnie-Lynn Griffin was named as a Newsmaker in the Pitts- burgh Tribune-Review. Bonnie-Lynn was selected for St. Clair Hospital’s 2011 Physician Recognition Award for her humanitari- an work and her work as medical director of the hospital’s pedi- atric unit…Kimberly Nath Bringe was awarded the 2011 Spirit
of Avon award this past June at the 2011 President’s Club Trib- ute; her daughter, Carolyn, a sophomore this fall at SHU, made the Dean’s list both semesters of her freshman year.
Class of 1988
News Agent:Mary Memmi Wallace, mary_wallace@compaid.com, (717) 651-0268, 4005 Thicket Ln, Harrisburg, PA 17110-3605 Rosann Gault Brown is the Executive Director of Marketing for Juniata College. She was elected president of the Huntingdon Rotary Club 2011-2012 and is the club’s Youth Exchange Officer for a 4th year…Marilyn Flanagan Heywood Paige (below) re- ports: “I have a recession job working as a
Standardized Patient. I work in a hospital gown, robe and slippers. I pretend to be sick all day and 12 different doctors have to try and diagnose me during staged of- fice visits. It’s for a high stakes clinical skills exam. And I thought acting in all those school plays would never pay off.”
Class of 1989
News Agents: Kathleen Bordonali Duran, Kathleen-
duran2154@comcast.net, (305) 859-4968, 2154 SW 24th St, Mia-
mi, FL 33145-3727; Donna Campbell King, donna.king@atk.com, 4501 Vineyard Overlook, Ellicott City, MD 21043-6770; Kathleen Kotik, kotikmanor@msn.com, (719) 591-2778, 5011 Blackcloud Loop, Colorado Springs, CO 80922-2900 Lori Mozina-Ogurchak is the Westmoreland County Animal Re- sponse Team Coordinator for animal emergencies. She started with this position in 2010…Anne Meredith Willette earned her Masters of Education from Penn State University in May 2010. Her son, Alexander Lindsay is a sophomore at Seton Hill… Dennis Bell concluded the June recital series at First Lutheran Church in downtown Johnstown. Dennis performed classics on the restored 3,000-pipe Skinner organ in the sanctuary.
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Justine Cakanac‘77 Now Has a Legacy
Justine Cakanac now has a legacy at Seton Hill. Her daughter, Amy-Gabrielle Bartolac, was rec- ognized as a Seton Scholar and earned a full-tu- ition academic scholarship to the University. Amy is in the class of 2014 and is a communication ma- jor. Justine and her husband, Thomas Bartolac, are optometrists. June Reunion of Setonians at St. Armand’s Circle, Sarasota, FL, March 2011. L. to r., seated: Sally Voltz Glock ’51, Molly Glock O’Hara ’78, Pat Bender Voltz ’52. Standing: Claire Glock-Hunt ’76, Becky Voltz Rosenberg ’75
Pamela Tomassetti ‘80 Debuts
Pamela Tomassetti made her debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City in May. She performed the role of “Teacher” in the Tom Stoppard-Andre Previn stage play with music “Every Good Boy De- serves Favor.” The performance is a collaborative effort of the Toledo Sym- phony and the Glacity Theatre Collec- tive of Toldeo, where Pamela resides. The cast comprises six actors, but also a full orchestra, which not only provides music throughout the play but also forms an essential part of the action.
Constance Dixon-Sorogane ‘82 Continues Her Vision
Constance Dixon-Sorogane, an ele- mentary school teacher at Valley Oaks in California, wrote the reader’s theater play called “Did You Know” for Black History Month. The play helped to better inform her diverse elementary school population about African-American in- ventions. Along with her website, www.learningpower.info, being a contributing writer and editor for Project Heart, Head, Hands: Shaping Capable, Caring, Socially Responsi- ble Youth Through Character Education and Service-Learn- ing, Special Education (Annotated Curriculum K-3), Alame- da County Office of Education, Hayward, CA, Houghton- Mifflin 3rd Edition, 2010, and completing her doctorate in ed- ucation at California State University, she is continuing her vision to help educate young people while encouraging them to become lifelong learners.
Cydra Vaux ‘85 Artwork Accepted for Archives
Cydra Vaux had her work accepted to the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s Feminist Data Base for digital archives. Her work is rooted in traditional and femi- nist art history and she has refined her focus on the female terracotta figure. Cydra is an art teacher who works and lives in the Pittsburgh area. To view Cydra’s work, visit http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/ eascfa/feminist-_art_base/gallery/cydra_vaux.php. Row 1 (sitting): Ann O’Connor Von Hagel, Mary Beth Rafferty Hanley, Julie Senko Dodds, Marian Gross Piet, Judy DeAngelis Thimons, Anita Corabi Loftin, Vicki Selden Lauff Row 2: Joan Hutchinson Ferraro, Janice Decker, Susan Holden, Lorraine Nemanic Proch, Christina Benamati Doll, Sr. Mary Ann Winters, S.C., Sue Ellen Peterman Gebert, Judith Miller Maher, Carole Quaranto DiClaudio, Michele Douglas-Wilson, Barbara Machak, Marilyn Bloom Watley, Barb Cippel Grinnen Row 3 (going up the stairs): Kyrthlyn Rhoda,Mary Ellen Cyzeska Wampler, Janet Grace, Lisa Bonfigli Brady, Sherrie Smith Jones, Kimberly Porpora, Helen Sherwood-Bennett, Monica Marinaccio Cornetti, Lynn Delserone Geissele
Class of 1981
Row 1: Kelley Murray Skoloda with Ellie Skoloda, Lisa Pietropaoli Bevington Row 2: Andrea Shedwick Maue, Mary Joan Brideweser, Elizabeth Hayes
Class of 1986

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Class of 1990
News Agents: Victoria Mull, leichmus@zoominternet.net, (724) 787-0876 and (724) 542-4104, PO Box 755, Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666; Cindy Critchfield Hoffman, (724) 863-6417,
cindy.hoffman@email.stvincent.edu, 1931 Warren Ave, Irwin,
PA 15642-4477 Victoria Leichliter Mull reported: I am now teaching music at Vittone’s Music Store in Greensburg, Pa working with the store in their organ department and helping coordinate their Music and Wellness Program. I continue to teach violin, piano, voice, and flute from my Mt. Pleasant home and the store, as well as playing violin for local weddings and events. Music keeps you young and keeps you thinking and keeps you active. If interested and would like more information on the Music and Wellness Program call me at 724-787-0876…M. Deborah Campbell’s mother, June Campbell ‘52, is now living with her… A memorial picnic for Jeanne Close ’62 was held at White Oak Park near Irwin on August 14th to honor this inspirational teacher who gave so much over the years. Attendee’s span from the beginning of Jeannie’s career at Penn Trafford to her last class, contact leich-
mus@zoominternet.net for more information.
Class of 1991
News Agent: Anne Glenn-Zeljeznjak, divaacg@cox.net, (757) 497-3132, 4749 Honeygrove Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-5405 Heather Conner-Garofalo could not attend the reunion this year due to overseas work travel. She has a 14 month old daughter named Bella. Heather loves SHU and said it was the best four years of her life. Her sister Danielle Conner just inter- viewed with the SHU Educa- tion Department and is com- pleting her PhD currently…Rosalie Young Laramore married Alan Laramore on March 13, 2010. They live in Naperville, IL. Rosalie is a writer/ editor at Argonne National Laboratory… Sarah Lengyel Steel is the President and CEO of Steel Manage- ment Group.
Class of 1992
News Agents: Amy Whealdon, awhealdon@comcast.net, (412) 364-8603, 9148 Lancelot Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15237-5947; Tracie Opel Sadecky, tracie@pdqprintshop.biz, (304) 273-4565, RR 1 Box 111AA, Ravenswood, WV 26164-9733 Deborah Cavagnaro-Dona had a baby, Bryce, on July 21, 2000.
Class of 1993
News Agents: Deborah Sanfilippo Demcsak, (732) 530-2902,
ddemcsak@verizon.net, 30 Spruce Dr, Fair Haven, NJ 07704-
3616; Joan Kelly Terek, joaniterek@hotmail.com, (724) 387-2286, 2506 Covington Ct, Murrysville, PA 15668-1764 Krista Gill Epler had her second son in October 2010.
Class of 1994
News Agents: Kathlyn Duez Tylka, tylkas@gmail.com, 724-972-8607, 541 Vine St, Greensburg, PA 15601; Jennifer Ambrose, jenambrose@aol.com, (814) 226-9487, Wei Lan Hai An, Phase 3, 39-10G, Shekou Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China Jo Ann Palmer jewelry designer and metal smith, had her art shown at the Tyme Gallery in an exhibit called “Faeries Every- where” in Haverford, Pa.
Class of 1995
News Agent: Cheryl Arriola-Casteel, cjcasteel@comcast.net, (412) 650-6138, 1640 Jefferson Ridge Dr, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025-3427 Melissa Sarkis Yeager had a son on January 2, 2011, named Richard James…Anne McDonough will graduate from the Uni- versity of Pittsburgh at Bradford with a BS in Secondary Edu- cation in May 2011…Glenda Testa retired from Westinghouse on April 30, 2011, after 40 years with the company. Glenda had been doing the marketing/sales for all the training programs that Westinghouse offers to the nuclear power plants for the past 14 years. Congratulations Glenda!… Susan Lesczynski
Gill had a baby boy on April 25, 2011, named John Patrick.
Class of 1996
News Agent:Stacy Bartlebaugh-Gmys,
ronstac@verizon.net, (412) 678-7735, 2700
Jenny Lind St, McKeesport, PA 15132-5038 Nina Mordwinkin (left) has been very busy. She is married with a new name of Nina Strelec, and recently gave birth to Sofia Elizabeth. Nina also ran a full marathon in memory of her father for team LiveStrong. Nina is living in Bridgeville, PA and is an art teacher for Edgeworth Elemen- tary School… Megan Davis had a baby girl, Lucinda Esther Davis-Dix, on January 23, 2011. Lucinda is the granddaughter of Karen McKillop Orsini-Davis ‘65Courtney DeCarlucci was recently named manager of corporate and foundation re- lations at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg… Bran-
non Lyons reported he and wife Karen have 2 boys now. Cael James Lyons born July 2, 2010 and Rowan Conleth Lyons born April 12, 2011… Rachel Welsh-Renninger graduated with a M.Ed. in Reading from UVA in May 2010 and is currently a teacher for Loudoun County Public Schools in VA. Rachel lives in Winchester, VA with her husband, dog, and two chin- chillas… Mary Rose Devine lost both her mother (2006) and
her father (2010). Happily though she has a 2 year old grand- daughter (Mia) and another granddaughter due in July. Grandchildren are the best gift!!! She is still a Social Studies teacher (14 years) at Plum Senior High School and is current- ly teaching World Cultures (soon to become World History to be in compliance with the Keystone Exams once they are im- plemented). And yes she absolutely still has a passion for teaching. She loves it.
Class of 1997
News Agent: Damien Overholser Golden, (410) 598-2981,
Damien@iKANDEgraphics.com, 1210 Shelby Avenue,
Nashville, TN 37206
Joshua Whipkey and Nicole Brugnoli-Whipkey ’04 had a baby boy, Finnegan James Whipkey, born March 24 at 9:31 am. He weighed 7 lbs 9 oz and was 20 inches long… Congrat- ulations to Jessica Balogh! Jessica married Jacob Webb on June the 28, 2011 in New Orleans…Damien Overholser Gold-
en writes: Hopefully this finds my fellow alums well! Ron Golden and I married on Sugar Beach in St. Croix in January, 2008. We lived in Delaware at the time and then moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in 2009 then moved to Nashville, TN in August of 2010. It’s not Puerto Vallarta, but we are loving the Southern hospitality. I’ve had my own award-winning design company, iKANDEgraphics.com, for over 5 years now and my husband has his own music management business. No kids yet, but two Australian Shepherds and two affectionate cats keep us busy. Please keep in touch via twitter, facebook, LinkedIn or by visiting iKANDEgraphics.com
Class of 1998
News Agent: Amy Baughman Lloyd, amyceleste@yahoo.com, 4919 Edsal Dr, Lyndhurst, OH 44124-2304 Julie Ellenberger and Charles Schrupp had a daughter, Violet Mneme Schrupp, on March 16, 2011
Class of 1999
News Agent: Jenda Domaracki, jenando@gmail.com Nicole Rimmel Catroppo had a baby on December 29, 2010 named Aubrey. She has also built her own home… Megan Stanton and Gerard Grefenstette (left) are happy to announce their marriage on September 3, 2010, in St. Sylvester Church, Brent- wood, Pa. They currently re- side in Pittsburgh, Pa. Lori Corbin ‘94 served as the maid of honor, while Dr. Fran Leap (Theology Dept.) did a reading. A honeymoon in Dublin, London and Paris fol- lowed the wedding.
Class of 2000
News Agent: Needed Kelli J Kanich Yewcic had a daughter named Averi Elizabeth. Jeanne M Hughan has a son who is 16 named Dylon and a daughter who is 11 named Lyndsey.
Class of 2001
News Agents: Kelli Niver Mentzer, kelliniver@hotmail.com, 22 Lakepoint Dr., Harrisburg, PA 17111-2959 ; Justin Davis,
jadeknightfire@aol.com, 8180 Raleigh Pl, Westminster, CO
80031-4317; Amber Hrabak, amberella94@zoominternet.net, (724) 542-7371, 581 Renee Circle, Mt Pleasant, PA 15666-2138 Renee Weimer Stimel is cur- rently working full time as a graphic designer at TeaRose Photography. Owner/Artist of Haute Fuse, LLC (glass-fused jewelry). Learn more about Haute Fuse at www.haute-
fuse.com. Married in 2009,
resides in Latrobe, Pa. with her husband and 3 English Bulldogs…Carla Romero- Erlanson (left with family) is the Director of Human Re- sources, Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, Alaska.
Class of 2002
News Agents: Roseena Hawk McLaughlin,
roseena31@hotmail.com,
(724) 863-4512, 650 Vincent Dr, N Huntingdon, PA 15642- 4250; Amanda Litzinger Powell, (412) 657-4598,
amanda.litzinger.powell@gmail.com, 109 Washington St,
Latrobe, PA 15650; Ginger Grosser Grinnell received her Master’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma in the spring of 2011…Alicia
Hepler is living in Windermere, Florida and is Learning & Development Manager supporting Food & Beverage / Merchandise Operations at Disney’s Hollywood Studios… Paula Trzop Szymanski and her family husband Mike, son Mason, and baby daughter Paxton have moved to Dallas, Texas. Paula is teaching 8th grade science…Jessica Conlon
Diamond married Peter Diamond on November 20, 2010 in Virginia. The newlyweds are currently living in Portland, Oregon where Jessica works for Nike. Amanda Litzinger Powell and her husband Bryan welcomed a little girl on June 11, 2011. Morgan Katherine Powell (left) was born at Westmoreland Hospital and weighed 7 lbs 6 oz and was 18” long. She joins big brother Mason who is 17 months old. …Emily Fodor Horner and husband, Jason, welcomed their baby girl Hayden Leigh on April 16, 2011. Emily recently resigned as an art teacher to be a stay at home mom.
Class of 2003
News Agent: Anita Fox Kuchcinski, jeffandanita90@verizon.net, (814) 898-2381, 2840 E 28th St, Erie, PA 16510-2822 Amatullah Muhammad completed her Masters in Criminal Justice at Boston University in September of 2010. She walked in commencement ceremonies on May 21, 2011 to receive her degree…Valerie Annis had a baby boy…Cortni McGinnis Junko had a baby boy… Nathaniel Newell and Melissa Kowalski Newell ‘05 had a baby on August 5, 2010, named Paxton Owen Newell…Elizabeth Schenk is going back for her Master in Education with a Reading Specialist Certificate at St. Francis…Amanda Ambrose received her Master’s of Education in Instructional Design from Seton Hill University in 2010… Kristen Butela received her Ph.D. in biol- ogy from the University of Pittsburgh on June 14, 2011. Kristen has accepted a position with Seton Hill University as Assistant Professor of Biology and will begin teaching in the fall semester.
Class of 2004
News Agent: Jennifer Lyons, setongirl417@cs.com, (804) 445-0254, PO Box 2711, Tappahannock, VA 22560-2711 Jaycee Blaniar is now married and has a 2 year-old daughter. Gregory Bohall received his Master’s degree in Rehabilita- tion Counseling at State University College at Buffalo in New York. He is now working on his Doctorate at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and will be doing a 2-week study abroad in Zambia Africa teaching Crisis Intervention… Mary Marguerite Corrao is working in communication at EADS Group, an engineering firm. She is excited to be working in her major…Roy Green received his Masters from Indiana Universi- ty of Pennsylvania in Applied Mathematics. He is currently working on his Doctorate at Phoenix University… Jennifer Reif- steck received her Master’s Degree in Museum Education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in May 2008… Nicole
Brugnoli-Whipkey and Joshua Whipkey ‘97 had a baby boy, Finnegan James Whipkey, born March 24 at 9:31 am. He weighed 7 lbs 9 oz and was 20 inches long… Zolboo Tsog was
married to Robert Asher on November 2010. Zolboo is a Special- ist at the American Diabetes Association. She will graduate with her Masters in Health Systems Management from George Mason University in 2011… Susan Fligger Solo had a baby boy named Blake Anthony on October 17, 2010…Tiffany Gleason Fluhme is married to Dr. Derrick Fluhme and has a daughter Mi- lan. She started a cosmetic and skin-care line, Fluhme, in 2009. It has expanded into a nationwide company with home parties. Fluhme’s products offer similar ingredients to those found in the offices of plastic surgeons and dermatologists offices but are at a more affordable price. Tiffany and her husband created the Fluhme Foundation, in which a portion of the proceeds from her products goes to help enrich the lives of children with life- threatening illnesses. To learn more about the Fluhme cosmetic and skin-care line, visit www.fluhme.com… John Cottom re- ported he was named Teacher of the Year for Cople Elementary School for the Upcoming 2011-2012 school year. John is also celebrating the birth of his 2nd son Andrew George Cottom on May 17th. He was 21 3/4 inches long and weighed 8 lbs 4.6 oz.
Class of 2005
News Agent: Amy Slade, aeslade82@yahoo.com, (724) 549- 2718, 139 South Fairmount St, Apartment 4, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Melissa Kowalski Newell and Nathaniel Newell ‘03 had a baby on August 5, 2010, named Paxton Owen Newell… Mary Corrao is working at EADS Group, an engineering firm in com- munications. She is excited to be working in her major… Adele Gonda is engaged to be married to James Goobge on October 8th in New Stanton…Kristin Breakiron is engaged to be married to Johnathan Gamon in the summer of 2011… Lyn- dsey Malinish Queer had daughter, Alyssa Marie Queer on May 13, 2011…Kelly Lazzara has been appointed by the Dio- cese of Greensburg as the dean for the new junior high pro- gram at Greensburg Central Catholic… Dominic (Dom) Ale-
andri reported he is living in London and has had the opportu- nity to work with big names. “I was assistant for one of the most well known photographers in the world and worked with people like Kevin Spacey, The Rolling Stones, Kate Moss, and others! I am the head photographer at Tree Frog Studio and one of two Directors of the company as well. We do a revolu- tionary type of photography for advertising, and I like to think of myself as one of the pioneers of this genre. Through this I have worked and continue to work for companies like Canon, LuLu Guinness, Mazda, Renault, Timberland… “
Class of 2006
News Agent: Katie Lambert, 715 Alwine Ave., Jeannette, PA 15644-1929, lambert.katherine@gmail.com or cell phone at 724-493-2183. Jocelyn Fox has two children and owns her own music busi- ness…Fellicia Cota was married to Chase Cota…Jenna Flick was married to Michael Jones on June 20, 2009…Christina Stadler-Malsch Brumagin had a baby boy, Christian, in June 2010…Gregory Sipe is engaged to Katie Burns ‘09….Diane Kriznik married Matt Senkoski on July 1, 2011 in Wexford, PA. They bought a house in Gibsonia, PA in order to be in the mid- dle of their jobs. Diane teaches Family Consumer Sciences in the North Allegheny School District and Matt teaches Social Studies in the Fox Chapel Area School District…Katie Aikins Monsour is the university supervisor of secondary English Ed- ucation at University of Pittsburgh Johnstown. Katie is cur- rently working on a Ph.D. in Composition and TESOL at Indi- ana University of Pennsylvania.
Class of 2007
News Agent: Ashley A. Hott, ahott2185@hotmail.com, (814) 886-5310, 806 Fifth Ave, Cresson, PA 16630 Stephanie Hilt received her Master’s Degree from Frostburg University…Latoya Serrano attended the Academy of Mas- sage Therapy…Jane Strittmatter started working with the Sisters of Charity at Seton Hill in March 2011 as the Public Relations Director…Crystelle Dalla Betta is attending Chatham University pursuing a degree in Architecture… Mark DeMaria is in the dental program at Temple University and is looking to come back to SHU and enroll in the ortho- dontics program… Holly Crowther works at the (EDMC) Edu- cation Management Corporation in Pittsburgh…Anne Stadler-Malsch Grubor and Jared Grubor ’09 had a baby on April 7, 2011…Rachel O’Bryon-Granny was promoted to staff accountant II at Malin Bergquist.
www.setonhill.edu FALL 2011 Alumni News
Melissa Pasquinelli ‘96, Doctor of Philosophy
Melissa Pasquinelli is an assistant pro- fessor of textile engineering, chemistry and science at North Carolina State University. Her areas of research in- clude nanosciences, surface modifica- tion, fibers and polymers health and safety energy and environment and sus- tainability. Melissa, who earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree from Carnegie Mellon University, has a long history of community outreach activities, which has included judg- ing several regional and state science competitions a year, mentoring females and minorities interested in technical fields, serving as a mentor to K-12 science teachers through the Teacher Fellows Link Program, leading a local amateur philosophy group and presenting science-based workshops to students in middle school and high school. Kathleen Closkey Wayne, Mariann Palombo Fox
Class of 1991
Molly Robb Shimko, M.B.A.; Annette Modar Holder
Class of 2001
Jackie Fajt ‘01 Involved in Community
Jackie Fajt, a United Parcel Service (UPS) communications supervisor, is re- sponsible for promoting and communi- cating UPS’s involvement in community activities. In April, she prepared a UPS facility in Landover, Md., for a visit from President Barack Obama.
Kristin Leonberg ‘04 Recognized
Kristin Leonberg was recently recog- nized with the Young Dietician of the Year Award for the Florida Dietetic As- sociation. She is the president of the Orlando Dietetic Association. Kristin is a clinical educator with Genzyme Re- nal and provides education and support about CKD miner- al bone disease to more than 100 clinics in Florida. She is pursuing a Master of Science degree at the University of North Florida.
Class of 1996
Row 1: Kelly Korber Weimer, Megan Davis with Lucinda Davis-Dix, Michael White, Cathy Vucinich Row 2: Beth Telford, Heidi Younkin Fisher, Melissa Pasquinelli, Sadie Lopez Alicea Dave Slampak, Maggie Fish, Katie Lambert, Katie Aikins Monsour, Justin Norris, Sarah Rosenberg, with class advisor Lisa Carino
Class of 2006
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Class of 2008
News Agent: Valerie Masciarelli Reho, valeriere-
ho@yahoo.com, 220 Holly Green Ct., Ashland, VA 23005
Aurea Lucas is attending Veterinary School at Purdue Universi- ty and plans to graduate in 2013…Heather A. Chicotella is cur- rently enrolled in a masters program…Scott Steel is pursuing an associates degree at Triangle Tech and now works at Cer- aticit…Jennifer Frick recently was selected employee of the year at UPMC…Courtney Myers Ayres gave birth to a baby
boy Owen Nicholas Ayres on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 9:33 pm. He was 7 lb. 9.8 oz., and 21” long…Darcy Wood has been living in Chicago for almost 3 years, making her living as a profes- sional actress/musician. She has been understudying the role of “Dyanne” in the Chicago cast of the Tony Award Winning Musical Million Dollar Quartet for over a year now, and says she loves every minute of it. She has booked several films and commercial spots for major corporate companies including PlaySkool, Nintendo and LUNA carpet. Darcy is also a founding member of the acoustic pop/folk band, The Lakeshore Band, in which she sings lead and plays rhythm ukulele. Her band cut an album last year, “Brighter Side of Life,” and has been gig- ging all over the city for the past 2 years. She plans to move to NYC come the spring of 2012 to further pursue her musical the- atre career. You can see what else Darcy’s been up to at
www.darcyjowood.com…Danielle Nortum will marry Jason
Mock on October 8, 2011. The ceremony will be held on the Gateway Clipper Fleet in downtown Pittsburgh. They currently reside in Oakmont, Pa…Cayla Glover married Justin Komon- dor at Wright’s Methodist Church in Venetia, Pa. on June 4, 2011. The “Alice In Wonderland”-themed reception was held at Floreffe Fire Hall in Finleyville. Included in the bridal party were maid-of-honor Vanessa Kolberg and bridesmaid Valerie Masciarelli Reho. The couple now lives in Monongahela, Pa., and honeymooned in Las Vegas this September…As of June 27, Vanessa Kolberg is a Master of the Arts in Writing of Popu- lar Fiction… Caroline Jones moved to Naples, Florida, where she is working as a Clinical Dietitian at Naples Community Hos- pital…Jaynelle Stevens married Darrin Henderson, a graduate of Robert Morris University and a Firewall Engineer for Lock- heed Martin on May 21, 2011 in Johnstown, Pa.
Class of 2009
News Agent: Christopher Horigan, hor4013@yahoo.com, (508) 888-430637, Oak Bluff Circle, Plymouth, MA 02360-1356 Amanda Yoha Nichols married Brian Nichols on August 14, 2010. They honeymooned in the Outerbanks, NC… Jessica Florian is currently attending Wheeling Jesuit for a second BA in psychology…Jennifer Fair is a Compliance Graduate Assis- tant at Seton Hill, while she is in the SHU graduate program… Erin Davis is attending graduate school at Seton Hill Universi- ty… Allison Sinisi is also attending graduate school at Seton Hill University… Michelle Dolter is in grad school at the Uni- versity of Montana…Alisha Griffin is now working at the Bio- medical School at the University of Michigan…Nicole Michaux had a baby named Evan on May 9, 2010…Erin Mitchell is to marry Matthew Gra- ham on October 22, 2011 in St. Joseph Chapel at Seton Hill… Jared Grubor and Anne Stadler- Malsch Grubor ’07 had a baby on April 7, 2011. Katie Burns is engaged to Gregory Sipe ‘06. Kayla Sawyer resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she freelances as an editor, writer and photographer. Her work varies from blogging for small businesses, photographing weddings, writing about social change and editing the screen- plays of random Craigslist creepers. She is a member of the Albuquerque Press Women…Emily Gearhart and Mill Hill married on July 16, 2011…Krista Lawson and Andy Lonigro will be married October 29, 2011… David Royce climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in July of 2011, while building homes and schools for underprivileged children… Mary Clark married Michael Neumann MBA ‘10 on August 14, 2010.
Class of 2010
News Agent: Emily Heinicka, eheinicka@setonhill.edu, (724) 396-4317, 904 8th Ave, Irwin, PA 15642 Elizabeth Miller is pursuing her MBA at California University of Pennsylvania…Gina Covelli is pursuing her masters in Ele- mentary Education…Thomas Adams is pursuing his masters degree at Seton Hill University…Ellen Sollenberger is in the Medical Technology program at Conemaugh Hospital and plans to complete the program in June 2011…Laura Barron ac- cepted a 12 month touring job with the Missoula…Corey Perkins married Lynnete Mhagani in October 2010…Michael A. Jones is pursuing his masters of Social Work and post-mas- ters certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders at California Uni- versity of Pennsylvania…Michael Washington is attending the University of Pittsburgh for his PhD in chemistry starting in Au- gust…Amanda Manley has been accepted into the Masters of Library and Information Sciences program at the University of Pittsburgh…Pamela Weldon gave birth to her first daughter Elizabeth Lynn Weldon on January 6th, 2011. … Christina Mc- Closkey will attend Chatham University in the fall, pursuing a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy… Jim Yauger and his wife had their second child on April 16, 2011. They named her Callie Grace… Kimberly Franczak has accepted a position with Clubcom, LLC as an Ad Production Artist… Kirstin Logan
has accepted a position as a Culinary Arts teacher at Absega- mi High School in the Greater Egg Harbor School District, NJ.
Class of 2011
News Agent: Chelsea Oliver, (724) 674-3739
chelsea.lee.oliver@gmail.com
Meghan Adams Hood (left) married Matthew Hood on June 11, 2011…Katie Fritsch is cur- rently working for Danan Healthcare Con- sulting Group, Inc. as the Business Develop- ment Coordinator and was recently selected as the youngest member of the SHU Alumni Board… Stephanie Isacco (2011 Class President) is entertaining the Ph.D program in mathematical and computer sciences spe- cializing in Applied Mathematics at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO and will be serving as a teaching assis- tant for the first two years of the program… Coryn Kalwanaski and Julia Whidden (left) traveled around Greece to celebrate our recent grad- uation! They were able to visit most of the island of Samos, Mount Kerkis and Turkey. The ladies, being Dietet- ics and Nutrition majors, especially liked tasting all of the great Mediterranean food! …Chelsea Oliver (top inset) is heading to Point Park University in the fall to obtain a masters degree of Mass Communication in Public Relations and Advertising… Benjamin Petchel ’10 was one of the nine young people traveling cross country as volunteers with charity organization The Call to Serve, serving as their photographer, along with Benjamin, Seton Hill volunteers in- clude Stephen Wittuck and Anna Knestaut…Rick Raraigh (left) signed as the starting pitcher for the Beach Bums in Traverse City, MI on July 4, 2011. In his first professional start, he pitched an impressive 6.1 innings allowing just a single hit before departing the contest. The Beach Bums-Slammers Series honor the U.S. Coast Guard at Wuerfel Park on Military Mondays, former and active military personnel may purchase their ticket for half price.
WPF
News Agent: Shelley Bates ’02, sabates@att.net, PO Box 752, Redwood Estates, CA 95044 10th Annual Workshop a Success Alumni of the Writing Popular Fiction (WPF) program hosted their 10th annual writers’ workshop, In Your Write Mind, June 23-26 on Seton Hill’s hilltop campus. Nearly 70 workshop reg- istrants enjoyed sessions on enhancing their craft, market- ing their novels and publishing trends. The workshop provid- ed editor and agent pitch sessions and panel discussions, as well as classes by these professionals and other published authors and WPF alumni. Over 30 published authors were fea- tured during a book signing event that was open to the public. Hosted annually by the WPF Alum- ni, In Your Write Mind is open to all writers, providing one of Pennsyl- vania’s premier writing and net- working workshop venues. Pro- ceeds of the workshop support the Seton Hill WPF Alumni Scholar- ship. …Aaron C. Bennett (MA- WPF ‘05) is moving to Denver, where he will be teaching English/ Writing at the Community College of Denver. He also just had a horror novel, Wolf Hunter, accepted for publication by Belfire Press…Meg Mims ’10 is delighted to announce the August 2011 release of her book Double Crossing. Meg also published an article on lighthouse keepers in the summer 2011 issue of The Chronicle, the member magazine of the Historical Society of Michigan. Check out Meg at:
www.megmims.com or www.double-crossing.com.
MBA
News Agent: Katherine Lighthall ‘00, klighthall@verizon.net, (724) 887-5475, 301 George St, Scottdale, PA 15683-1911 Angela Cook ’05 is the first teacher in the Jeannette School District to receive a National Board Teaching Certificate… Kristin Breakiron ‘05 is engaged to be married to Johnathan Gamon in the summer of 2011.
MA
Todd Welsh ’06 is engaged to be married to Melissa Gonza- les-Bracco on October 7, 2011…John Cottom ’04 was named Teacher of the Year for Cople Elementary School for the pp- coming 2011-2012 school year. John and his wife are cele- brating the birth of their 2nd son Andrew George Cottom on May 17 at 9:33 a.m.. He was 21 3/4 inches long, weighed 8 lbs 4.6 oz… Matthew Esch M.A., LMFT ‘05 is currently in private
practice with Relationship Resolutions, LLC, in Pittsburgh. He is a credentialed provider with Highmark BC/BS, and is in process of obtaining credentialing with UPMC, Aetna, Cigna, and Back on Track EAP. He has been licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist since 2005, and lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Angela; son Zachary 9; and daughter, Kathyrn 5.
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Alumni News FALL 2011
Seton Hill Alumni Community l alumni.setonhill.edu
Marriages
Rosalie Young ‘92
Alan Laramore March 13, 2010
Megan Stanton ‘95
Gerard Gretenstette September 3, 2010
Jessica Balogh ‘97
Jacob Webb June 28, 2011
Megan Stanton ‘99
Gerard Grefenstette September 3, 2010
Renee Weimer Stimel ‘01
2009
Jessica Conlon ‘02
Peter Diamond November 20, 2010
Zolboo Tsog ‘04
Robert Asher November, 2010
Jenna Flick ‘06
Michael Jones June 20, 2009
Fellicia Gagne ‘06
Chase Cota
Diane Kriznik ‘06
Matt Senkoski July 1, 2011
Cayla Glover ‘08
Justin Komondor June 4, 2011
Jaynelle Stevens ‘08
Darrin Henderson May 21, 2011
Kimberly Withrow ‘08
John Salton June 18, 2010
Mary Clark ‘09 Michael Neumann MBA ‘10
August 14, 2010
Emily Gearhart ‘09
Mill Hill July 16, 2011
Amanda Yoha ‘09
Brian Nichols August 14, 2010
Corey Perkins ‘10
Lynnete Mhagani October, 2010
Meghan Adams ‘11
Matthew Hood June 11, 2011
Births
Heather Conner-Garofalo ‘91
Bella
Deborah Cavagnaro-Dona ‘92
Bryce July 21, 2009
Krista Gill Epler ‘93
October, 2010
Susan Lesczynski Gill ‘95
John Patrick April 25, 2011
Angela Metros Mato ‘95
Audrey Jenna June 1, 2011
Melissa Sarkis Yeager ‘95
Richard James January 2, 2011
Megan Davis ‘96
Lucinda Esther Davis-Dix January 23, 2011
Brannon Lyons ‘96
Cael James July 2, 2010 Rowan Conleth April 12, 2011
Dawn Steines ‘96
Ilara Sophia Malone March 8, 2011
Nina Mordwinkin Strelec ‘96
Sofia Elizabeth November, 2010
Julie Ellenberger ‘98
Violet Mneme Schrupp March 16, 2011
Nicole Rimmel Catroppo ‘99
Aubrey December 29, 2010
Kelli J. Kanich Yewcic ‘00
Averi Elizabeth
Jessica Manni Subich ‘01
Noah John Subich December 26, 2010
Amanda Litzinger Powell ‘02
Morgan Katherine Powell June 11, 2011
Paula Trzop Szymanski ‘02
Paxton
Emily Fodor Horner ‘02
Hayden Leigh April 16, 2011
Valerie Annis ‘03
Boy
Cortni McGinnis Junko ‘03
Boy
Nicole Brugnoli-Whipkey ‘04 and Joshua Whipkey ’97
Finnegan James Whipkey March 24, 2011
John Cottom ‘04
Andrew George Cottom May 17, 2011
Susan Gillenberger Mercer ‘04
Julia Mercer March 10, 2011
Susan Fligger Solo ‘04
Blake Anthony October 17, 2010
Melissa Kowalski Newell ’05 and Nathaniel Newell ‘03
Paxton Owen Newell August 5, 2010
Lyndsey Malinish Queer ‘05
Alyssa Marie May 13, 2011
Christina Hooker Brumagin ‘06
Christian June, 2010
Anne Stadler-Malsch Grubor ’07 and Jared Grubor ‘09
April 4, 2011
Courtney Myers Ayres ‘08
Owen Nicholas Ayres April 9, 2011
Nicole Michaux ‘09
Evan May 9, 2010
Pamela Weldon ‘10
Elizabeth Lynn Weldon January 6, 2011
Jason Yauger ‘10
Callie Grace April 16, 2011
Grandson of: Marie Merriman Best ‘60
Cameron Jackson Lawrence January 23, 2011
Elise Perisino Bizup ‘64
Griffin April 8, 2011
Patricia Breene Hipkins ‘68
Perry Duane Hipkins September 22, 2010
Gloria Fiorelli Pollock’s ‘68
Joshua Arthur April 29, 2011
Patricia Hayes Stack ‘68
Gavin William
Joanna Pietropaoli Stillwagon ‘69
Rory Christopher O’Conner March 2, 2011
Cynthia Holland Farley ‘72
Robert Kinsky February 12, 2011
Debbie Englert Tripod ‘74
Logan
Suzanne Laliberte Price ‘76
Cameron William Price January, 2011
Cheryl Hamilton ‘80
Grady
Granddaughter of: Diana Murphy-Greiner
January 8, 2011
Karen McKillop Orsini-Davis ‘65
Lucinda Esther Davis-Dix January 23, 2011
Donna Ferry Koenig ‘68
Mariella Hope Ferry
Deaths
Mary Louise McSteen Redding ‘34
July 16, 2011
Virginia Berkey Zajdel ‘39
January 6, 2011
Theresa Harwood ‘41
May 9, 2011
Sr. Sara Louise Reilly ‘42
April 15, 2011
Irene Januszewski Paulson ‘43
March 6, 2011
Mary Howley McFadden ‘44
June 12, 2010
Leah Oakley Wholey ‘44
June 27, 2010
Dr. Aida Therese Sereno Berlese ‘44
March 26, 2011
Anne Hunter Lane ‘46
June 3, 2011
Helen Hurley McKenna ‘46
March 6, 2011
Virginia Morrow Black ‘48
July 1, 2011
Roseanne Beckman Wiedmann ‘50
April 23, 2011
Rosemary Konarski-Relyea ‘51
April 15, 2011
Carmella “Boots” Miano Liberto ’53
August 13, 2011
Theresa Zilka Manderino ‘55
March 11, 2011
Sr. Jean L Mullin ‘55
August 17, 2005
Mary Eileen Alwine Granchelli ‘56
June 30, 2011
Sr. Mary Paulus Tittler, S.C. ‘58
July 28, 2011
Constance Agnotti Salvitti ‘60
June 2, 2011
Diane Hajduk O’Connor ‘62
July 6, 2011
Sr. Mary Helena Klein ‘63
April 25, 2011
Annette Marie Bright ‘70
June 25, 2011
Ellen Prenger Meier ‘70
June 16, 2011
Jolene L. Hoffman ‘76
February 15, 2010
Douglas Wayner ’00 (MBA)
July 15, 2011
Husband of: Catherine Dughi Santorum ‘40 Marjorie Murray Mains ‘51 Marie Vrabel Schietroma ‘51 Patricia Bender Voltz ‘52 Helen Lentz Griech ‘58 Virginia Kenney Cicero ‘60 Martha Flowers Dalton ‘60 Vivian Davidson Palmer ‘60 Alice Wesoloski Turoczy ‘64 Anna Lomando ‘74 Marylou Mitchell Diedrich ‘79 Theresa Mangan Troyan ‘79 Vickie Valles Joseph ‘80 Mother of: Kathleen Talley McKenna ‘68 Mary Kay Dean Anderson ‘71 Cheryl Paulson Robertson ‘72 Geraldine Jacoby McKenna ‘74 Rebecca Voltz Rosenberg ‘75 Judith McKenna ‘76 Therese duBreuil ‘78 Colleen Claybaugh Murray ‘79 Mary Rose Devine ‘96 Julie Senchak ‘00 Gabrielle Scanga ‘10 Father of: Mary Lou Kundrat ‘71 Therese duBreuil ‘78 Colleen Claybaugh Murray ‘79 Mary Memmi Wallace ‘88 Mary Rose Devine ‘96 Valerie Hoffer ‘96 Brother of: Elizabeth C. Harmuth ‘44 Delores Musarra Plunkett ‘54 Sr. Lois Sculco ‘60 Carol Bucci ’78 Sister of: Claire Januszewski Echard ‘50 Sr. Miriam Richard ‘51 Bobbi (Roberta) Beckman Pioli ‘53 Son of: Esther Mologne Bucci ‘43 Catherine Dorrian Reynolds ‘51 Joan Yetta Feda ‘57 Lynne Sepesy Klorczyk ‘76 Patricia Prettiman ‘84 Grandson of: Norine Sepesy ‘53 Nephew of: Janette Regola ‘86 Mary Beth Klorczyk ‘94 We apologize for incorrectly posting the death of Margaret “Peggy” Boyer, the correct date of death is June 13, 2011 and the correct class year of Mary Howley McFadden is 1944.
Advanced Degrees
Anne Meredith Willette ‘89
Masters of Education Penn State University
Anne McDonough ‘95
Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Rachel Welsh-Renninger ‘96
Masters of Education in Reading University of Virginia
Ginger Grosser Grinnell ‘02
University of Oklahoma
Amanda Ambrose ‘03
Master’s of Education in Instructional Design Seton Hill University
Kristen Butela ‘03
Ph.D. in Biology University of Pittsburgh
Amatullah Muhammad ‘03
Masters in Criminal Justice Boston University
Zolboo Tsog Asher ‘04
Masters in Health Systems Management George Mason University
Gregory Bohall ‘04
Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling State University College at Buffalo
Roy Green ‘04
Masters in Applied Mathematics Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Reifsteck ‘04 Masters in Museum Education University of the Arts Cindy Ferrari ‘06 Masters in Education
Seton Hill University
Katie Lambert ‘06
MA Seton Hill University
Armand Jon Leonelli ‘06
J.D. Duquesne University
Dante Ciolfi ‘07
MA University of San Francisco
Stephanie Hilt ‘07
Frostburg State University
Karissa J. Kilgore ‘07
MA in TESOL Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Janet Parson ‘07
MS
Vanessa Kolberg ‘08
MA in Writing of Popular Fiction Seton Hill University
Alumni Represent SHU at Convocations
Carol Akerman Cortese ‘77
Maryville College April 16, 2011
Kathleen Welsch ‘78
Clarion University April 15, 2011
Michaela Zlnayova ‘97
Virginia State University September 23, 2011
Valerie Lunden ‘05
Loyola Marymount University March 8, 2011
WelcomeClass of 2011
Alexis Graves ‘99 published her first chil- dren’s book, Little Miss Blackie, and provid- ed a copy to Seton Hill’s Reeves Memorial Library where it will enhance the Cather- ine Cole Celli Children's Reading Room collection. Alexis returned to campus June 24, 2011 to participate in the Writ- ing Popular Fiction alumni book signing event as part of the group’s annual writers’ workshop.
Born to be a
Seton Hill Griffin
Jared, Jr. Anne’07 and Jared ’09 Grubor Lucinda Esther Megan Davis ‘96 Elizabeth Lynn Pamela Weldon ‘10 Ilara Sophia Dawn Steines ‘96
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