Class Notes

Class Notes

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Class of 1973
(Submitted on: 11/15/19)

Kathleen O’Gorman, Ph.D. '73 was among several volunteers who visited a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing and detention center, documenting the conditions they found and raising awareness of what they saw.

Class of 1998
(Submitted on: 11/6/19)

Susan Kapun was named one of the Top 10 Food Service Directors in the nation.

Class of 1983
(Submitted on: 10/30/19)

M. Parfitt has displayed her works in several gallery shows during 2019.

Class of 2016
(Submitted on: 8/5/19)

Alumni Dustin D'Angelo '16 and Elizabeth Gallagher D'Angelo '16 announce their marriage.

Class of 1999
(Submitted on: 8/1/19)

Captain Timothy J. Wilson '99 was named Commanding Officer of the 123rd Precinct with the New York City Police Department.

Class of 2009
(Submitted on: 8/1/19)

Colleen Alyce Davis Polanin '09 and her husband announce the birth of their daughter Riley Rose.

Class of 2005, 2003
(Submitted on: 7/31/19)

Sally '05 & Anthony '03 Medina announce the birth of their twins, Vivienne and Robert.

Class of 1970
(Submitted on: 6/10/19)

Joyce Zakierski Simmons '70 was honored for 25 years of service as Music Minister/Organist at Our Lady of the Lake Parish.

Class of 2012
(Submitted on: 4/17/19)

Kevin Phillips '12 became the second student to graduate from Michigan Tech with a PhD in Integrative Physiology.

Class of 2007
(Submitted on: 4/3/19)

Dorothy Grill '07 was elected to the NEPA Youth Shelter's Board of Directors.

Class of 2008
(Submitted on: 3/1/19)

Cherie Fruehan has published her first novel, "The Suicide of Sophie Rae."

Class of 1974
(Submitted on: 2/2/19)

Patti Lu Montella Donahue earned a PhD in Sports Management.

Class of 1957
(Submitted on: 1/25/19)

Hilda Faust Mathieu '57 was inducted into the National Security Agency (NSA) Hall of Honor on November 28th, 2018.

Class of 2008
(Submitted on: 1/6/19)

Mary Sheridan Bilbao '08 and her husband welcomed their first child, Ellie Ruth Bilbao.

Class of 2015, 2016
(Submitted on: 1/3/19)

Mackenzie Goodwin '15 and Andrew Lutz '16 were married on July 7, 2018.

Class of 2009
(Submitted on: 11/30/18)

Dr. Lucas Malishchak was named the Director of the Psychology Office for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

Class of 1994
(Submitted on: 11/19/18)

The Addictions Recovery Devotional Workbook, authored by James E. Phelan ’94, provides practical applications each week in a way that can enhance readers’ lives through the Bible. 

Class of 2000
(Submitted on: 11/19/18)

Katie McElhenney ’00 recently published a young adult novel, The Things They’ve Taken, with a story that features a mix of the supernatural, fantasy, mythology, adventure, and humor. 

Class of 1983
(Submitted on: 11/19/18)

Alumni artist Martiann Parfitt ’83, who displays her professional work as M. Parfitt, exhibited 200 small collages at Axis Gallery in Sacramento, California, in 2017.

Class of 2007
(Submitted on: 11/19/18)

Steven S. Walker, M.F.A. ’07 won an Award of Excellence from the Oil Painters of America Salon show.

Class of 1984
(Submitted on: 11/19/18)

The Hugging Army: An Experience in Connection is the first published book authored by Vanessa L. White Fernandes ’84, who has been a social worker for more than 30 years, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the fields of social work and counseling.

Class of 1982
(Submitted on: 11/19/18)

Sister Annmarie Sanders, IHM ’82, Director of Communications for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), edited and contributed a chapter to this book, which details what was learned by LCWR during a six-year crisis (2009-2015).

Class of 1972
(Submitted on: 11/19/18)

The Persian Always Meows Twice is the first book in a new series of mysteries by Eileen Watkins ’72 featuring a cat groomer/boarder who also turns amateur sleuth. Professional cat grooming isn’t all fluff.

Class of 1999
(Submitted on: 10/29/18)

Jennifer Esken '99 earned "Best in Show" honors from the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation's 2018 "Through The Seasons" Photo Contest.

Class of 2009
(Submitted on: 10/25/18)

Luz Cabrales, M.A. '09, premieres her first feature film in Scranton.

Class of 2011
(Submitted on: 10/22/18)

George Downey IV '11 earned a chance to try out for the Philadelphia Wings, a professional lacrosse in the National Lacrosse League (NLL).

Class of 2008
(Submitted on: 9/26/18)

Leslie Haines '08 showcases a series of her collages in her book, "Animal Abecedary: A One-of-a-Kind Alphabet Book."

Class of 1992
(Submitted on: 8/9/18)

Lori Sokolowsky, RN, BSN, MSN has been promoted to the Director of Nursing Education at Fortis Institute School of Practical Nursing, Scranton, PA.

Class of 2015
(Submitted on: 8/7/18)

Kristen Spronz ’15 celebrates more than two years as Brand Manager of the YMCA of the Rockies - a position that has taken her all over the world.

Class of 2009
(Submitted on: 8/7/18)

Jenny Rose welcomed the arrival of a baby girl, Jessica Olivia Yasinskas

Class of 2010, MBA 2014
(Submitted on: 7/27/18)

Stanley J. Kania III was awarded the 2018 NAGAP Graduate Student Grant.

Class of 2013
(Submitted on: 6/29/18)

Kelly Ann Tomko earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine.

Class of 1957
(Submitted on: 6/23/18)

Celestine Favinger has been recognized in Toastmasters.