Alumni Class Notes, January 2024

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Michael Banas, M.D. '83, Dallas, recently published his tenth novel in the medical mystery genre titled "Saving Chopin," a modern-day medical examination of Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin.

Marion Munley ’83, Moosic, was awarded the 2023 “Mel Award” by the Melvin M. Belli Society. The Mel Award is given to an attorney “who made a significant contribution to the practice of trial law in America.” The Melvin M. Belli Society is an international group of trial lawyers dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Belli legal legacy of promoting courtroom excellence. Munley is the past president of the Society.

John. E. Little ’86, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is in his 12th and final year on the Board of the College of William & Mary, where he and his wife, Marianne, were recently named honorary alumni. Little currently serves as Virginia’s Secretary of Health and Human Resources, where he oversees 12 state agencies and leads a major effort to transform the state’s behavioral health system.

Lisa B. Shearman ’89, Lansdale, a principal in the firm Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell and Lupin PC, was a speaker at the Philadelphia Bar Institute’s Estate Law Institute. Shearman spoke on “411 on 911:POLST (Portable Medical Orders), Healthcare Power of Attorneys (POAs) & Living Wills."

Christen Gilmore Pionzio ’91, Doylestown, a principal of the firm Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, was listed in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Land and Zoning law.

Jim McNulty ’96, Gaithersburg, Maryland, was elected vice president of the Gaithersburg City Council for the 2024 legislative year. Gaithersburg is Maryland’s third largest city, with a population of just under 70,000 people. McNulty is entering the third year of his first four-year term on the Council.

Cynthia A. Buchman G’07, Orefield, vice president of Strategic Planning and Operating Services at Good Shephard Rehabilitation, was named the recipient of the Lee/Haney Award for Senior Leadership by ACHE of Eastern Pennsylvania. The Lee/Haney Award annually recognizes those regional ACHE members who embody the mission and vision of ACHE.

Ashley E. Teatum ’09, Durham, North Carolina, was named to the Association of Proposal Management Professionals 40 under 40 list for 2023. This list features proposal management professionals noted for winning big, giving back to their communities and going above and beyond in positioning their teams for success.

Shohin Vance '11, Philadelphia, has been named a partner with the firm Kleinbard, effective January 1, 2024. Vance is a partner in the Litigation Department and will continue to support the Government Relations and Political Law Groups and focus his practice on appellate litigation, litigation involving governmental entities and officials, State and Federal Constitutional matters, and grand jury investigations.


Julie Frey '13, G'14 to Dan Donahue '13
Denise Rizzo ’17
to Brandon Pasapane ’17, G’18


LTC. Ralph A. DiSanto, USA, Ret. ’48, Deerfield Beach, Florida
Andrew Yurkanin ’50,
Raymond P. Ardoline ’55, Alexandria, Virginia
John S. Glooch ’55, Camp Hill
Donald J. Booth ’58, Waverly, Township
Robert J. Sylvester ’58, Clarks Summit
William G. Connolly ’59, Garwood, New Jersey
Joseph P. McGraw ’60, Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Paul F. Crawley ’61, Harrisburg
David D. Evans ’62, Milburn, New Jersey
Patrick D. McNelis ’62, Washington, D.C.
Francis A. O’Bell ’62, Peckville    
Angelo J. Vergnetti ’63, Scottsdale, Arizona
Michael C. Egan, M.D. ’64, Bellevue, Washington
Stephen F. Durkin ’77, Carbondale
Ralph J. Riviello ’82, Dunmore
Philip M. Gogarty IV ’88,
Barnegat, New Jersey           
James H. Hambrose ’89, Easthampton, New Jersey
Kenneth S. Fekete ’92,
Chatham, New Jersey


Eileen Daly, mother of John Daly '84, G'95 and Brendan Daly '88, and grandmother of Patrick Daly '11 and Allison Daly Buzzetta '13

Albert DiSantis, father of John DiSantis '79


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