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    Alumni Class Notes, May 2019

    May 1, 2019

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    Karen Kraynak Creamer ’80, Swedesboro, New Jersey, has been promoted to vice-president, BU Operations Management at Syneos Health Clinical. Syneos Health, with headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a global, fully-integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization that helps customers improve and accelerate the delivery of therapies that impact health worldwide.

    Cathy J. Toner ’89, Downingtown, was promoted to assistant dean, Talent & Staff Development, Community & External Outreach at the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University.

    Eric D. Brophy ’92, Wall, New Jersey, was named executive director of the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority on September 10, 2018.

    Brian Shahum ’00, Portland, Oregon, joined the Brown & Brown NW (BBNW) team as an insurance broker in their Commercial Lines team. Shahum brings with him over three years of experience in Portland’s commercial real estate market and over 12 years of domestic and international insurance claim knowledge. His focus at BBNW will be growing a portfolio of commercial customers and focusing on delivering exceptional service and solutions to his clients’ insurance needs.

    Elena Habersky ’13, Dallas, was awarded a fellowship grant through the American University in Cairo and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to conduct ethnographic research in Uganda during March 2019. Habersky’s project examines how African refugee populations, namely Congolese and Darfuri communities, assemble, become, and escape in urban settings from Amman to Cairo to Kampala. Her research hopes to show how migration within the Global South changes the humanitarian governments and societies in which these refuges reside. During her month in Uganda, she was able to connect with Father Henry Mulindwa ’07, a local Diocesan priest and Scranton alumnus whom she met in January 2013 on the Christianity in Africa travel course.

    April Francia ’15, Philadelphia, gained admission to the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

    Deaths

    Wyland W. Snyder ’42, Simi Valley, California
    Dominick A. Cruciani, Jr., M.D. ’54, Clarks Green
    Harry J. Nageli, Jr. ’56, G’65,
    Kingston
    Arthur J. DeNero ’58, Naples, Florida
    William Glennon ’58, Wall, New Jersey
    Anthony P. Emmi ’61, Scranton
    John A. Klebauskas ’68,
    Scranton
    Ronald J. Amorino ’69,
    Ridgewood, New Jersey
    Louis Slonina ’69,
    Dupont
    Joseph A. Coleman, Jr. ’72,
    Avoca
    Robert D. Boyle ’76, Madison, New Jersey
    Raymond K. Stives ’76, San Diego, California
    Kevin J. May ’79, Roaring Brook Township
    Philip E. Lonergan ’81,
    Dallas

    Births    

    A daughter, Genevieve Cerise, to Amy and Sean Buggy ’92, Philadelphia
    A daughter, Savannah Livingston, to Peter ’06 and Ashley Ferguson Buechner ’07, G’09, Sparta, New Jersey
    A daughter, Elliot Marilu, to Thomas and Stephanie Tantum Conserette ’08, G’18, Yardley
    A son, Aiden Alexander, to Pete and Taylor Ainley Daniele ’09, Dumont, New Jersey
    A son, Theodore Robert, to Joseph ’10 and Mallory O’Hara DeLullo ’10, Newport News, Virginia

    Marriages

    Christina Guariglia ’10
    to Ryan Auld ’10
    Molly Furlan ’13
    to Patrick Cassidy ’13
    Allison Keller ’96
    to Shawn Coleman
    Adria DeSimone ’11 to Michael Lampman ’11
    Meghan Giunta ’13
    to Eric Buonpastore ’13
    Shannon O’Gorman ’15
    to Jonathan Grueter ’14  
    Kristen Kispert ’16
    to Ralph Petagna ’16,G’17

    Friends’ Deaths


    Gretel Bush, mother of Peter M. Bush ’79  
    Patricia Cox, mother of Jack Cox ’80 and grandmother of Tim Cox ’13 and Jacquelyn Guida ’14
    Jane Feeney, mother of Eugene Feeney ’84
    Nicole Orue and Georgia Orue, daughters of John Orue ’81

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