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    Alumni Class Notes, June 2018

    June 13, 2018

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    Jim Noone ’66, Fairfax, Virginia, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Maritime Historical Society. Noone is of counsel to the public affairs/government relations firm of Mercury, having served as managing director in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

    Paul LaBelle ’70, South Abington Township, along with his wife Sharon, received “The 2017 Spirit of Hope Tribute To Courage Award” at the 6th annual Spirit of Hope Celebration in November 2017 for raising well over $200,000 for the Northeast Region Cancer Institute (NRCI) in Scranton. NRCI provides programs to ease the burden of cancer and save lives in the community. The LaBelle’s foundation is called “JUDI H. ROCK ON” in memory of their niece who died very young from cancer.

    Kevin McGlinchey ’82, Media, services as key grip for dramatic recreations on CNN’s “Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History.”

    Robert Miller, Ph.D. ’90, Bloomfield, New Jersey, received tenure and was promoted to the rank of associate professor of Religious Studies at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, New York.

    Jennifer Menichini ’02, Pittston Township, of the Scranton-based law firm Greco Law Associates PC, became the chair-elect of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division at their annual meeting in May.

    Stephanie Longo ’03, G’06,
    Dunmore, recently published her third book, “Italians of Lackawanna County,” with Arcadia Publishing. Her other titles are “Italians of Northeastern Pennsylvania” and "Dunmore.” Stephanie is currently the director of marketing and communications at the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

    Brian Patchcoski ’08,
    State College, co-authored a chapter titled “Redefining Community through Collaboration: Defining Gender-Neutral Housing for a Four-Year Residential Liberal Arts College” in the newly released book “Trans* Policies & Experiences in Housing and Residence Life.”

    Deborah Young Nealon ’13, G’15, Rockville, Maryland, group practice administrator, Horizon Surgical Practice, recently became a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

    Abdul Hussain Azizi, M.D. ’14, Scranton, graduated from the Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton in May 2018. Hussain will complete his residency in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

    Kyle Gleaves, M.D. ’14, Wilkes-Barre, graduated from the Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton in May 2018. Gleaves will complete his residency in Internal Medicine at Penn State Hershey.

    Nunzio Pirrotta, M.D., Milford, graduated from the Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton in May 2018. Pirrotta will pursue his intern year at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh and follow with an Anesthesiology residency at the University of Chicago.

    Louis Porreca, M.D. ’14, Marlton, New Jersey, graduated from the Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton in May 2018. Porreca will complete his residency in Neurology at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia.

    Deaths

    Michael J. Altier ’37, South Abington Township
    Richard S. Campagna ’50, Danville, California
    Philip J. Kinney, Sr. ’50, Oxford, New Jersey
    William J. Nellis ’55, Scranton
    Myron W. Yencha ’70,
    Wilkes-Barre
    Kevin J. McMahon ’71,
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Giacinto “Gino” Cicco ’72, Scranton
    Mark W. Ackerman ’76,
    Binghamton, New York
    Mark G. Balczeniuk ’79, Ormond Beach, Florida
    John T. Garvey ’83, Brookfield, Connecticut

    Friends' Deaths

    Nancy Farkas, wife of John Farkas, Ph.D. ’76, G’78

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