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    Alumni Class Notes, February 2022

    February 1, 2022

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    Daniel F. Battafarano, D.O. ’77, San Antonio, Texas, was recognized with the designation of Master by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) at the annual meeting in November 2021 for outstanding contributions to the ACR and the field of rheumatology through scholarly achievement and service to patients, teaching and the profession.

    Thomas E. Sheridan, Jr. ’79, Hawley, was named president and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank.

    John E. Littel ’86, Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been chosen to serve as the Commonwealth of Virginia’s secretary of health and human resources by Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin.

    Bernard F. King ’87, Worcester, has been named Chief Operating Officer for GRAM Aseptic Manufacturing. GRAM specializes in the formulation, filling and packaging of sterile pharmaceutical products including COVID vaccines and other lifesaving products.

    Carol Hee, Ph.D. ’95, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has been awarded the Johnston Teaching Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to undergraduate teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hee has taught environmental science and sustainability studies for 13 years at UNC-CH and joined Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment as an associate adjunct professor in 2020.

    Sean P. Morgan ’97, Solana Beach, California, a supervisory boarder patrol agent of the United States Border Patrol, recently received three awards for actions taken in the line of duty. In August 2021, he received his second Border Patrol Achievement Medal for leading a team of agents that made over 300 felony arrests and 1,000 misdemeanor arrests during the previous year. Later that same month he received his third Border Patrol Achievement Medal for rescuing a driver who became entrapped in a car, which was also leaking gasoline. In September 2021, Moran was awarded the Border Patrol Commendation Medal with Valor, the agency's second highest award for bravery, after Moran and two other agents located a wanted felon. They pursued the suspect and later took him into custody after a standoff in the suspect's car. The suspect was arrested on three felony charges stemming from the attempted murder of his girlfriend. Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Moran has served in the Border Patrol for almost 25 years.


    Henry Yampolsky ’02, Salem, Virginia, will have his book, "Dis-Solving Conflict from Within: an Inner Path for Conflict Transformation," released by the Global Collective Publishers on May 16, 2022. This book will be available everywhere books are sold. Yampolsky currently serves as assistant director for Education, Outreach, and Conflict Resolution at Virginia Tech’s Office for Equity and Accessibility and teaches Mediation, Conflict Resolution, and Peace Building as part of Virginia Tech’s Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.

    Genelle Hoban Sedon ’04, G’07, Wilkes-Barre, is the owner and director of C & G Tutoring. The tutoring service, which began with just three tutors and now has over twenty, offers both in-person and virtual tutoring sessions. The tutoring service has reached more than 250 students in the Wyoming Valley from pre-k all the way through college. Sedon’s goal is to try to help local students earn scholarships and gain acceptance to the universities of their choice.

    Colleen M. Degnan ’11, Horsham, has joined Fox Rothschild LLP in Blue Bell, Pa., as an Associate in the Corporate Department.  As a member of the firm's Corporate Department, Degnan advises clients on a broad range of transactions and agreements, including public finance, procurement and real estate matters.

     

    WEDDINGS
     

    Angela Stewart ’14 to Giancarlo Bellone ’16

     

    BIRTHS

    A daughter, Renee Louise, to Joseph ’03, MBA ’13 and Ingrid Stein Garofalo ’03, Hackettstown, New Jersey

    A daughter, Sofia Carmel, was born Oct. 10 in NYC to Patrick and Alexandra Mickler Auth ’08, Hoboken, New Jersey

    A daughter, Willa, to Kevin and Cate McKenna Furman ’09, Newtown Square

    A daughter, Eliana Grace, to John ’14 and Alexis Ribeiro Spadaro ’15, Florham Park, New Jersey

     

    DEATHS


    William A. Quinn ’49,
    Mountainside, New Jersey
    Kenneth A. Roth ’54, Centerville, Ohio
    Edward J. Sunday ’59,
    Scranton
    John J. Ferry, M.D. ’60, Omaha, Nebraska
    Joseph J. Farrell ’63, The Villages, Florida
    Louis J. Nardella, Sr. ’65, Scranton
    Walter J. Borowski ’71, Scranton
    Merrill Mayenschein ’76, Covington Township
    Kenneth J. Reuther G’77, Moscow
    Richard J. Chukonis G’79, Wilkes-Barre
    William J. Katorkas ’80, Newark, Delaware
    Ralph J. Kurtz ’83,
    Old Forge
    Jeffrey J. Butler ’87, Okemos, Michigan

     

    FRIENDS' DEATHS

    Felicia Domiano, wife of Anthony Domiano, Sr. ’60; mother of Anthony Domiano, Jr. ’84 and Marie Domiano ’85

    George Grech, father of Thomas J. Grech '84 and Robert Grech '87

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