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    Alumni Class Notes, September 2018

    September 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Erin O’Malley ’94, G’97, Reston, Virginia, has accepted the role of principal at St. Theresa Elementary/Middle School in Ashburn, Virginia, after serving as dean of Student Services for the last 7 years at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia.

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

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

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

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

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

    Deaths

    The Rev. Francis Schemel, S.J. ’48, Washington, D.C.
    Paul A. Hiznay ’52,
    Warren, Vermont
    James F. Mullaney ’55,
    Homewood, Illinois
    Lt. Joseph J. Pajuf, USN ret. ’57,
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    John W. McGoff  ’60, Allentown
    Lawrence Semenza, Ph.D. ’64, Springfield, Illinois
    John W. Murphy, Sr. ’67, Pittston
    William W. Duffy ’68, Grant, Minnesota

    Births    

    A daughter, Maeve Downing, to Jim and Tiffany McDermott Swinarski ’05, East Windsor, New Jersey
    A son, Graeme Alexander, to Daniel ’07 and Sarah Malcolm Navins ’08, Highland, New York

    Marriages

    Ashley Chandler ’12 to Gregory Lyons ’14
    Katherine Pisano ’12 to Richard Corbett ’12

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