Alumni Class Notes, May 2024

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William L. Kovacs ’69, Great Falls, Virginia, published his third book, “Devolution of Power: Rolling Back the Federal State to Preserve the Republic.” It provides a roadmap to unwinding the massive accumulation of federal power by devolving most domestic functions to the states, creating a more accountable and efficient government. His first book, “Reform the Kakistocracy, Rule by the Least Able or Least Principled Citizens,” was awarded the 2021 Independent Press Award for Social/Political Change. His books are online and wherever books are sold. 

Ernest Kollra ’75, Plantation, Florida, was reelected to another six-year term as circuit court judge for the 17th judicial circuit in Broward County, Florida. He will be presiding in Fort Lauderdale in the felony division. 

Alvin J. Berlot, D.O. ’80, Moscow, was recently awarded Clinical Associate Professorship in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Frank R. DiMaio, M.D. ’84, Old Brookville, New York, has been appointed as the inaugural Chairman of the Musculoskeletal Service Line at Catholic Health in Melville, New York. 

Scott R. Antoine, D.O. ’89, Carmel, Indiana, published an Amazon best-seller called “The Comprehensive Physician’s Guide to the Management of PANS and PANDAS”, which is a medical textbook outlining his approach to the treatment of children with post-infectious autoimmune encephalitis. This textbook has established the standard of care in the management of these disorders.  

Kathryn "Kate" Coviello Cacciamani ’91, Philadelphia, was named as a member of the newly created Pennsylvania Indigent Defense Advisory Committee (IDAC) by Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Joanna McClinton. Cacciamani is serving as vice-chair of IDAC. 

Tricia Richards-Service, Ph.D. G’91, Clarks Summit, received the Part-time Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Instruction Award. She is an adjunct assistant professor in the Klein College of Media and Communication, Advertising and Public Relations. 

Daniel J. DeSalvo '02, Bayonne, New Jersey, was appointed by Governor Phil Murphy and sworn in as a Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey in February. 

Abigail Corrigan '21, Philadelphia, ran in the Boston marathon, finishing in 27th place overall in the women's division; additionally, she was the 8th American finisher out of more than 10,900 female runners.


Adriana Nurkiewicz '14 to Andrew Webber

Michelle Post '16 to Brian Farrell '16


A baby boy, Gio, to Stephen '12 and Sarah Phillips Fernando '12, Dunmore

A baby boy, Ellis Mishko, to Dennis Mishko '12 and Kathleen Lavelle '12, was born on October 9, 2023 in New York City.

A daughter, Harper Emilia, to Christopher and Alexa Winchel D’Antonio '17, G'18, Brooklyn, New York on April 4, 2024.


William F. Cawley ’56, Sarasota, Florida 

Thomas J. Mizianty, M.D., Ph.D. '61, Waymart 

Paul Rusincovitch ‘61, G'67, G'72, Taylor 

William E. Barrett ’65, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 

Leo E. Solomon G’65, Wilkes-Barre 

Robert T. Gownley Jr. '69, Scranton 

Michael F. Rodgers G'74, Fairfax, Virginia 

Joseph F. Capalong, D.M.D. ’75, Dunmore 

Craig N. Peterson ’77, Harrisonburg, Virginia 

Nicholas J. Punko G’77, Wilkes-Barre 

Robert J. Lopatto ’81, Olyphant 

Mark C. Rostkowski ’81, Duryea 

James P. Gregorowicz '83, Springbrook Township 

Catherine Long Burke '84, Dunmore 

James M. Crawford ’87, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey         

Christopher A. Barbarevech, M.D. '88, Moosic 

Maria E. Button G’90, Mountaintop 

John A. Zaggi Jr.  ’92, Greenwood, South Carolina 

Moira R. Parkinson '12, Syracuse, New York


Joan Weiss McDonald, sister of Joseph F. Weiss, Ph.D. ’61 

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