Alumni Class Notes, September 2022

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Alumni Class Notes, September 2022

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Paul Majkut G’66, San Diego, California, retired in 2020 after a career spent teaching undergraduate and graduate literature and philosophy. During that time, he was also an active journalist, both within the U.S. and abroad. He has been awarded five Fulbright Senior Specialist and Scholar grants (Argentina, Finland, Germany, Mexico, Estonia), and two National Endowment for the Humanities awards (Oxford, Cambridge). He is a Reader of Medieval Manuscripts and Rare Books at the Bodleian Library (Oxford), Cambridge University Library, and The Huntington Library. He has received numerous journalism awards for this writing (the San Diego Press Club, the Los Angeles Press Club, the Southern California Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the National Conference of Christians and Jews). In 1998, he founded the Society for Phenomenology and Media. He has lectured as a visiting professor widely in universities in the United States as well as internationally. Since retiring, he was asked by university colleagues abroad to teach classes online. Refusing pay, he decided to teach a course at the University of Jos, Nigeria, an impoverished university beset by religious violence.           

Jim Moran ’66, Philadelphia, recently published his essay, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his Struggle with Polio, on line at FDRRESEARCH.COM.

Thomas F. McNevin, Ph.D. ’74, G’77, Yardley, retired last year after 36 years as a research scientist with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, where he worked on chemical and radiological hazardous site remediations, air pollution and energy issues.

Kevin Ball ’77, Levittown, retired from teaching after 46 years at Archbishop Ryan High School. In addition to teaching math and engineering, he spent 40-plus years as Technology Coordinator, coached soccer for more than 20 years and coached hockey for 40 years.

Howard F. Mulligan ’85, New York, New York, joined Greenspoon and Marder as a partner. Mulligan focuses his practice on the intersecting disciplines of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, fund information, commercial real estate, securities law, capital markets and business restructuring.

Jennifer Lawrence Janofsky, Ph.D. ’95, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, a public historian at Rowan University and the director of Red Bank Battlefield Park in National Park, New Jersey, led a series of four public digs, in the summer of 2022 at the park, which is the site of a critical 1777 Revolutionary War between the Hessians and the American fighting force. The remains of as many as 13 individuals, believed to be Hessian soldiers, were discovered. This discovery was a surprise. No maps from the period showed there would be human remains at the site.

Patrick J. Cummings ’07, Havertown, was elected partner at Weber Gallagher on August 1, 2022.

Cecilia Baress ’08, Old Forge, joined the Department of Communication and Media at The University of Scranton as an adjunct faculty member. The former managing editor and editor-in-chief of The Aquinas is also an adviser to the student news publication.

Matthew W. Smeltzer ’12, North Wales, has joined STV, a leader in engineering, architectural, planning and program and construction management services as corporate controller. In this role, Smeltzer will report directly to STV’s chief financial officer and will be responsible for STV’s accounting, reporting and financial audits.



Allison Carbone ’12 to Andrew Freer
James Ranslow '13 to Anali Meza   
Tim Janes '15
to Kellie Reidinger
Bridget Gallaher ’16 to James Lolli ’14, G’17
Christopher Vatter ’17 to Meghan Miller ’17



A daughter, Michelle Agnes, to Dan ’07 and Dawn Leavy Neenan ’10, Staten Island, New York

A daughter, Emaline Jamie, to Michael ’11 and Elizabeth Lukowicz Sunkel ’11, Fieldsboro, New Jersey

A son, Logan Charles, to James ’14, DPT '17 and Bridget Gallaher Lolli ’16, Havertown



Irwin Schneider ’52, Fleetville
John E. McCawley ’60,
Col. James W. Patterson, USA, Ret. ’63, Roaring Brook Township
John J. Grace ’65, Lakewood, Colorado
Terrence P. Zealand, Ed.D. ’72, Howell, New Jersey
Melissa Conway Luther, Ph.D. ’76, Carlsbad, California
George R. Huhn ’83, Venice, Florida
David  J. Lauriha ’88, Archbald



Elizabeth Bush Schmidt, sister of Peter Bush ’79

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