Alumni Profiles


Chloe Strickland ’17: Speaking Up

July 2022

A college counselor opens doors for her students through life lessons and a deep connection to Scranton.

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Chloe Strickland ’17

Geoff Sanders ’94: In the Waters of Cape Cod

July 2022

A career studying coastal ecology and salt marshes leads to an opportunity to study and preserve the resources of Cape Cod National Seashore.

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Geoff Sanders ’94

Daniel Walsh, Ph.D. ’00: Magis at the Pentagon

July 2022

A chemist is led by mission and service as the new director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency.

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Daniel Walsh, Ph.D. ’00

Frantz Lucien, Jr. ’12: Bridging the Digital Divide

Fall 2021

One alumnus combines a love of science and communication — plus his hip-hop performance skills — to teach STEM concepts and digital literacy all over the world.

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Frantz Lucien, Jr. ’12

Timothy J. Golden, J.D. ’76: Building Solutions

Fall 2021

An alumnus uses his accounting and legal expertise to aid rural villages in Malawi during his retirement.

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Left image: Carol and Timothy J. Golden, J.D. ’76 ; Right Image: Timothy J. Golden, J.D. ’76

Judy (Pinataro) Castrogiovanni ’97, G’01, P’25: Key to the Future

Fall 2021

An alumna relies on her experience as an RA to create an invaluable community as a principal during the pandemic and beyond.

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Castrogiovanni celebrates with students during Jefferson Elementary Center’s Blue Ribbon announcement in 2019. (Photo Courtesy of The Times-Tribune/Jason Farmer)

Patrick M. Charles ’05: Creating Wonderspaces

Spring - April 2021

A Marine turned entrepreneur opens space for large-scale art.

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Patrick M. Charles ’05 with ADA by artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski.

Jessica Rothchild ’11, DPT ’14: For the Love of Scranton

Spring - April 2021

A DPT alumna’s love for the Electric City steers her into a second career as an elected official.

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Jessica Rothchild ’11, DPT ’14

Rick Baker ’77: Chance Encounters Change Lives

Spring - February 2021

It’s always a good year for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, thanks to this alumnus.

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Rick Baker ’77 (Photo Courtesy Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic)

Michael Wong ’05: Hoping For The Best

Spring - February 2021

An alumnus's faith leads him to help those in need.

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Michael Wong ’05 stands in front of a plaque at the Long Center recognizing his contributions to Scranton Athletics at a men’s basketball game in Feb. 2020.

Peter DeLong '14, G'15: Every Day is 'Bring Your Dog to Work Day' for OT Graduate

Fall - December 2020

An occupational therapist alumnus and his trained assistance dog help patients with therapy and reduce anxiety along the way.

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Michael Wong ’05 stands in front of a plaque at the Long Center recognizing his contributions to Scranton Athletics at a men’s basketball game in Feb. 2020.

Karen L. Pennington '76, G'83, H’15: Creating Opportunities for All Students

Fall - December 2020

In her 44-year career, Pennington has made it her mission to erase barriers to success for students. Now, she’s mentoring two fellow Royals who serve alongside her as vice presidents at Montclair State University.

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Michael Wong ’05 stands in front of a plaque at the Long Center recognizing his contributions to Scranton Athletics at a men’s basketball game in Feb. 2020.

Prof. Paul M. Jackowitz ’77, P’11, ‘16: Celebrating 50 Years of Computing Science

Fall - October 2020

A student turned professor reflects on the history of computer science at Scranton.

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Prof. Paul M. Jackowitz ‘77, P ’11, ’16

Jim McNulty ’96: Finding Peace in The Upper Room

Spring 2020

After surviving a hostage situation, an alumnus founds a support group for people with PTSD.

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McNulty speaks to a potential voter while campaigning for a seat on the City Council of Gaithersburg, Maryland, in 2017.

Eileen Parinisi Dimond ’85: Pioneering for Science

Spring 2020

As a member of Scranton’s first graduating class of nursing students, this alumna has charged ahead without a road map, encouraging her patients to take risks, too.

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Eileen Parinisi Dimond ’85

John Mohler ’73: Marathon Man

Spring 2020

At age 67, one alumnus finished 51 marathons, one in every state and Washington, D.C., while keeping his day job.

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Eileen Parinisi Dimond ’85

Archbishop Joseph Marino ’75: The Call of a Lifetime

Spring 2020

An archbishop is called upon to lead the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Rome, his other alma mater, only the second American to be assigned the post.

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Archbishop Marino at St. Ignatius Church’s Parish Feast Day triduum, 2013, Malaysia.

Jerry Fives ’89: A Team Mentality

Fall 2019

A former basketball player applies the lessons he learned on the court to his Dunkin’ businesses and attributes his success to his entrepreneurial parents and his Jesuit education.

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Archbishop Marino at St. Ignatius Church’s Parish Feast Day triduum, 2013, Malaysia.

Christy Marshall Silva ’96: Matters of the Heart

Fall 2019

An alumna finds inspiration in the midst of tragedy.

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Christy Marshall Silva ’96

James Murray ’90: Selfless Service

Fall 2019

The new director of the Secret Service, of whom much is expected, reflects on the demands of his job and his rise to the top of the government agency.

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James Murray being sworn in as the 26th director of the Secret Service in May 2019.

Marty Holleran ’64: The Determined Mentor

Spring 2019

A CEO transforms tragedy into resolve, documenting the highlights in his recent memoir.

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James Murray being sworn in as the 26th director of the Secret Service in May 2019.

Jennifer Kelly Dominiquini ’93: Leading Innovation

Spring 2019

A marketing executive strategizes for top brands such as Crayola, all with an eye toward “making the world a better and brighter place."

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Jennifer Kelly Dominiquini ’93

Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz ’89: Educating for the Future

Spring 2019

One alumnus draws on his experience at this University to lead another.

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University of Evansville President Christopher Pietruszkiewicz ’89 getting to know some students in Ridgway University Center at Evansville.

Allison Merlo ’12, G’13: The Importance of Play

Fall 2018

From building playgrounds for children in need to teaching yoga to prisoners, an occupational therapist/triathlete constantly reaches beyond her comfort zone. teaser

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University of Evansville President Christopher Pietruszkiewicz ’89 getting to know some students in Ridgway University Center at Evansville.

Michael DeMichele, Ph.D. ’63: A Scranton Legacy

Fall 2018

One alumnus turned Scranton professor, has had a career of firsts and gained countless fans along the way.

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Michael DeMichele, Ph.D. ’63 in St. Thomas next to a painting gifted by his former student James Ruane ’71 of the Duke of Wellington, a copy of the original by painter Thomas Lawrence. Photos in article, TOP TO BOTTOM: DeMichele teaches a history course; DeMichele, then-chair of the Hoban Lecture, with, from left: Rev. J.A. Panuska, S.J., then-University president, and former U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig, Hoban lecturer; Together with his colleagues, DeMichele (front row, second from right) led one of the first travel courses to London.

Deirdre Walsh ’00: Speaking Truth to Power

Fall 2018

An alumna does her part to keep America safe as the COO of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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Deirdre Walsh supports Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats (seen here with Lieutenant General Robert Ashley, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency) in presenting the global threats to U.S. national security before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

A Man of Faith (in Others): Terrence Zealand, Ed.D. G'71

Spring 2018

Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, a counseling alumnus’s organization has taken in more than 1,700 babies with HIV.

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Terrence Zealand, Ed.D. G’71 and his wife, Faye

Shining Light: Nicole Young '00

Spring 2018

A “60 Minutes” producer sets her mind to “right some of the wrongs in the world” and wins an Emmy for it.

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Nicole Young ’00 wins an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in 2017 for her work on a segment for “60 Minutes” called “The White Helmets” about the Syrian Civil Defense. This is just one of her 11 Emmys. (Photo Credit: Marc Bryan-Brown Photography)

Discovering the Sweet Life: Connie Williams '85

Spring 2018

A chemistry alumna finds her niche in the sweets industry.

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Nicole Young ’00 wins an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in 2017 for her work on a segment for “60 Minutes” called “The White Helmets” about the Syrian Civil Defense. This is just one of her 11 Emmys. (Photo Credit: Marc Bryan-Brown Photography)

Humanitarian Helper: Celeste Gregory '01

Spring 2018

When Hurricane Maria devastated the Caribbean island of Dominica last fall, one alumna was there to help the island rebuild.

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Celeste Gregory ’01 in Lal District, Ghor Province, Central Highlands of Afghanistan, where she worked as Head of Office for Catholic Relief Services.

The Accidental ‘Baseball Guy’: Paul Seiler ’86

Fall 2017

The executive director/CEO of USA Baseball, once a biology major, is grateful for his second passion.

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Paul Seiler ‘86, center, executive director/CEO of USA Baseball, celebrates Team USA’s first-ever World Baseball Classic win with Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer, left, and Danny Duffy.

Transforming Lives: Elaine ’92 and Eric Brophy ’92

Fall 2017

Looking to the past, two alumni help change the future.

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The Brophy family enjoy the summer sun together. From left: Timmy, Elaine (Mimick) ’92, Brenden and Eric ’92.

Physician Musician: Chris Newman ’94

Fall 2017

A doctor blends his love for music, science and family, propelling him to the pinnacle of his career.

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In April 2017, Dr. Newman was one of the alumni from the Panuska years who returned to perform with the University’s student Jazz Ensemble in presenting a concert in celebration of the life of Rev. J.A. Panuska, S.J.

Bringing the Online Experience Home: Mitch Clark G ’17 and Kelsey Morgan G ’17

Fall 2017

Scranton comes alive for two online graduate students.

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Kelsey Morgan with her family on graduation day.

Taking Viewers to 'Church': Susan Swain ’76, H’99

Fall 2017

C-SPAN’s co-CEO and president, who is experiencing one of the more hectic news cycles of her career, helps ensure that her network is ‘on’ at all times.

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Susan Swain ’76, H’99

Trained to Defend: Ray McPartland ’97

Spring 2017

A criminal justice graduate never could have anticipated that he would one day help set the standard for responding to active shooter incidents.

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Ray McPartland ’97, at the television, explains what is happening during a virtual reality training to, from left: William J. Bratton, former New York City police commissioner, and John Miller, NYPD’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism

Ground Control: Thomas E. Clarke Jr. ’73, G’75

Spring 2017

An alumnus’s behind-the-scenes career at NASA yields big results.

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Photo of the International Space Station, a project Thomas Clarke ’73 G’75 worked on for 10 years, taken from Orbiter Atlantis on the STS-135 flight.

The Advocate: Anne Marie Mulcahy ’00

Spring 2017

A lawyer, inspired by her parents and Jesuit volunteer work, protects and defends the country’s immigrant youth.

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Mulcahy and her sister, Geraldine Subba ’03, and their children.

Keeping the Faith

Spring 2017

An alumni couple who adopt children from around the world relies on faith to get through.

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Mulcahy and her sister, Geraldine Subba ’03, and their children.

Ghosts Off the Mountain: Dan Akerman '06

Fall 2016

An alumnus climbs Mount Everest, collecting snow samples for research along the way.

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Dan Akerman ’06 at the summit of Mount Everest at 5:47 a.m. on May 14.

Good Science: Sharon Kneiss '77

Fall 2016

The outspoken president and CEO of the National Waste & Recycling Association is helping to clean up — and educate — America.

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Sharon Kneiss ‘77 at an NWRA board of governors meeting last year in Miami, Florida, sitting next to chair of the board, Ben Harvey.

The Global Stage: Mike Soskil '97, G'09

Fall 2016

An alumnus teaches his students to be global citizens and receives recognition for it in Dubai.

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Mike Soskil teaches Wallenpaupack South Elementary School students in 2015.

A (Very Busy) Life in Service to Others: Jason Silvernail ’96, G’97, DPT ’06

Spring 2016

Lt. Colonel Jason Silvernail, DPT, leads in his field.

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Jason Silvernail ‘96, G’97, DPT ‘06 is pictured in Washington D.C. in 2014.

First in Class: The Wierbowski Family

Spring 2016

An alumni couple raises three Presidential Scholars, with gentle guidance.

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The Wierbowski family is pictured, from left to right: Brad ’13, Judy ’82, Sara ’19, Dave ’81 and Shayne ’16.

The Commentator: Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D. ’93 G’93

Spring 2016

A history professor covers the papal visit, live.

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Kathleen Cummings, Ph.D. ‘93, G’93 appears on the NBC “Today” show to talk about the pope’s visit to the U.S. She made many live television appearances during Pope Francis’ visit.

Staying On: Frank Dubas '75

Fall 2015

An accountant who has stayed with one company for 40 years still faces crossroads…even today.

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Dubas in London, England (he is center), with Howard Kaplan (Deloitte U.S.) and Gaby Trinkaus (Deloitte Germany) celebrating his global team’s “Best Securitization Accounting Honors” (the team won the award for 11 consecutive years).

A Steady Climb: Karen Murphy, Ph.D. ’91

Fall 2015

The secretary of health of Pennsylvania gets down to the nitty-gritty.

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Dubas in London, England (he is center), with Howard Kaplan (Deloitte U.S.) and Gaby Trinkaus (Deloitte Germany) celebrating his global team’s “Best Securitization Accounting Honors” (the team won the award for 11 consecutive years).

From Paralysis to Hollywood: John Mahon '60

Fall 2015

A victim of polio finds strength through acting.

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Mahon’s most treasured role was the chief of the Los Angeles Police in “L.A. Confidential.”

Teaching with Creative Flair

Spring 2015

A special education teacher infuses her work with the business savvy and creative approach she honed during her years at Scranton.

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Donnalee Carroll ‘91, standing, far right, and her teaching assistant Betty Hader, far left, with some of their students at Mercy Special Learning Center in Allentown.

Inextricably Intertwined

Spring 2015

A goal-oriented couple draws on its philosophy to further its media agency together.

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Nick Pappas ’96 and Mary Perhach ’95

Nutrition for the Soul

Spring 2015

An alumna turns her “indulgent” passion for cooking (and blogging about) plant-based cuisine into her day job.

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Megan Huylo ’06

A Military Man. A Family Man. A Scranton Man.

Spring 2015

The Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Air Force attributes his rise to the top to his family and his Scranton education.

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Christian Burne ’14 and Connor Burne pin on their father’s new three-stars rank at a ceremony held in August 2014 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. “It was a fantastic and moving experience taking my new oath of office ‘to protect and defend the Constitution’ while standing in front of The Constitution,” said Lt. Gen. Burne ’80. From left to right: Gen Mike Hostage (former ACC commander), Christian, Lt. Gen. Burne, Connor and retired Col. Robin Burne.

From Scranton to Sochi: Margo Christiansen ’05

Fall 2014

Margo Christiansen ’05 was ever-present at the Sochi Olympics this winter, easily spotted against the snow-covered trails in a navy blue U.S.A. parka. Although she spent many winter weekends as a child skiing Elk Mountain with her family, she is not an Olympic athlete.

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Margo Christiansen ’05

A Family Formed at Scranton: Bill Nellis ’55, Joe Nellis ’85, Kate Nellis ’10

Fall 2014

When Bill Nellis ’55 arrived at Lackawanna Station in 1949 he was fresh from military service with no job and no friends in Scranton, other than his cousin. Bill came to the city to get the college education promised to him by the GI Bill, but by setting in motion a multi-generational Scranton story, he received much greater gifts, as well as a reason to celebrate in 2015.

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The Nellis family, from left to right: Joe, Kate and Bill.

A Citizen, and Teacher, of the World: Christopher N. Steel, Ph.D. ’99

Fall 2014

Christopher N. Steel, Ph.D. ‘99, always knew he had an “obligation to participate in the sweaty work of the world.” He is currently a diplomat at the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID), the humanitarian, development and assistance arm of the U.S. Department of State, a role he could only have dreamed of as teenager.

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Christopher N. Steel, Ph.D. ’99 in Nyeri, Kenya.

A Time of Transition: Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz, Ph.D. ’72

Fall 2014

Soon after he got a call from the Apostolic Nuncio (on behalf of Pope Francis) to serve as a Diocesan Bishop in Mississippi, Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz, Ph.D. ’72, a Northeastern Pennsylvania native, became one of only 156 Diocesan Ordinaries in the U.S.

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Christopher N. Steel, Ph.D. ’99 in Nyeri, Kenya.

Mission to Heal: Gene Talerico '89

Spring 2014

Gene Talerico '89 leads nonprofit dedicated to making injured children whole.

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Christopher N. Steel, Ph.D. ’99 in Nyeri, Kenya.

Travel Guide: Linda McGowan ’80

Spring 2014

Scranton business students are set on career path through mentoring, internship programs, which Linda McGowan ’80 helped build.

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Linda Mathers McGowan ‘80 stays actively engaged with her alma mater as a member of the Kania School of Management Advisory Board.

Rolling out the Red Carpet: Bart Billings '66

Spring 2014

A researcher's work on combat stress receives an international award.

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Bart Billings, Ph.D., ’66, (Col. Retired) received the Human Rights Award from the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International on Feb. 1.

Like Riding a Bike: Jessica Coe '05, G'06, DPT'09

Spring 2014

An MS diagnosis taught Jessica Coe '05, G'06, DPT'09 to stay balanced and keep moving.

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Team Jessters members gather during the 2008 City to Shore Bike for MS.

Out on a Limb: Angela Stolfi ’96, ’97, ’06

Spring 2014

Hurricane Sandy evacuation takes a physical therapist back to her days at Scranton.

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Angela M. Stolfi treats a child in Qingdao Municipal Hospital, Qingdao, China, on a teaching trip in 2013.

A Record for the Ages: His 56-Point Game Still Unsurpassed

Fall 2013

Ed Kazakavich didn’t have his eye on the record books. He just wanted to win.

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Ed Kazakavich’s big night on Nov. 18, 1959 has yet to be duplicated. The 56 points he scored in a contest against King’s College is still the school record for most points scored in a single game.

The Campus Visit That Changed Everything

Fall 2013

Kathryn Ott Lovell ’96 had made her decision. Preparations were being made and money had been sent off. She’d enroll at Villanova University in the fall of 1992.

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Andrew ‘96, Kathryn ’96 and Lucy Lovell in Fairmount Park

If it Happened at Scranton, the Yavoreks were there

Fall 2013

Dr. Henry Yavorek ’43, was a dentist and graduate of Scranton. Dr. Amy Yavorek's '84 four brothers and sisters were all graduates of Scranton Prep and all graduates of the University. Scranton wasn’t just a school to the Yavorek family; it was an institution that held fast to the same values they did.

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Dr. Amy Yavorek ’84 an obstetrician-gynecologist at Keller Army Hospital in West Point, N.Y

A Trailblazer without Battle Scars

Fall 2013

As a member of the first class of women graduates of Scranton, Bukics should easily relate to the struggles of the women at Lafayette, but she can’t — at least not completely. Her Scranton story isn’t one of discrimination or overcoming immense odds. Instead it is one of professors who challenged and cared for her.

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Rose Marie (Rosie) Loven Bukics

Back to Barracks: Alumnus Reflects on Early Years

Fall 2013

It had been years since Francis Burne ’48 visited Scranton. He was there to see his son, Brig. Gen. Chris Burne ’80, deliver a speech to a group of ROTC graduates. Burne, however, had other reasons to be excited. He wanted to see how the school he loved had grown.

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Francis Burne ’48

Service is in the Family DNA

Fall 2013

For Ed Bosch ’71, a life of service was practically a foregone conclusion. On one side of the family were generations of military men. His grandfather fought in WW I and Bosch’s father, a West Point grad, served in the U.S. Army during WW II. On the other side, his mother’s upbringing had a strong Jesuit influence exerted by her uncle, Rev. Thomas J. Higgins, S.J., then-president of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia (who later taught ethics and served as chair of the philosophy department at Loyola College).

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Ed Bosch (far left) chats with his former baseball coach, Dave Ocorr (far right), who coached from 1969-74, and former Scranton teammate, Joe Obst at a reunion of Coach Ocorr’s teams in June.

His Campus Job Helped Launch a Career

Fall 2013

Without a doubt, I wouldn’t have been able to attend The University of Scranton without the generosity of its alumni.

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Max Correa Class of 2013

Ending the Cycle of Poverty

Spring 2013

People like John are the reason Kevin Moran ’01 gets out of bed each day.

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An executive director at a Camden, N.J., homeless day shelter, Kevin Moran ’01 (back row, left) found his interest in social services while studying at Scranton.

A Passion to Right Wrongs

Spring 2013

For most people in Kathleen Granahan Kane’s position, the evening of Nov. 6, 2012, would have been a call for celebration. Not only had she been elected the first female attorney general in the history of Pennsylvania, but she also received the most votes of any candidate in any race in the state that night.

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Kathleen Granahan Kane ‘88 was sworn in as Pennsylvania’s attorney general at the state Capitol in Harrisburg in January. Kane is the first woman and Democrat to be elected to the office. (Photo courtesy of Julie Jordan)

On Hand for Medical History

Spring 2013

With more than half a century of hindsight, Victor F. Greco, M.D. ’47 says the solution seems simple – just basic physics. At the time however, it was the final hurdle in a major medical breakthrough.

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During his senior year of medical school, Victor F. Greco, M.D. ’47 (Inset, and far left) listens to a lecture by John Gibbon, M.D., who was discussing his research involving the heart and lung machine. After the first successful heart surgery, Dr. Greco recalls Dr. Gibbon wasn’t interested in publicity, noting that the surgery wasn’t mentioned in the press. Instead Dr. Gibbon was more concerned with sharing his experiences in surgical journals, better educating his medical colleagues. (Photo courtesy of Jefferson Medical College)

Adjusting to the Unexpected

Spring 2013

“You know who else likes to read?” a student asked Mark Phelan ’90 not too long ago. “Who?” inquired the teacher willing to play along.

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Phelan enjoys creating an atmosphere in his classroom that encourages education, as well as laughter. He credits the University for instilling in him a feeling that “every individual is important.” He adds, “You have a responsibility to help others, and I feel I learned that at Scranton.”

A Look Back with Michael McDonald '68

Spring 2013

Wow! I’m actually in the picture here! Having been the chief photographer for The Aquinas and The Windhover, I was usually on the other side of the camera.

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Phelan enjoys creating an atmosphere in his classroom that encourages education, as well as laughter. He credits the University for instilling in him a feeling that “every individual is important.” He adds, “You have a responsibility to help others, and I feel I learned that at Scranton.”

Put a Right on It

Spring 2013

With a hand from his former professor, Kevin Berry ’09 pops the question to Stephanie Kazanas ’08

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Phelan enjoys creating an atmosphere in his classroom that encourages education, as well as laughter. He credits the University for instilling in him a feeling that “every individual is important.” He adds, “You have a responsibility to help others, and I feel I learned that at Scranton.”

A Look Back with Rob Montone '87

Fall 2012

This is one of my favorite pictures from my days at “The U.” Neal Thompson ’87 and I met during orientation and immediately started playing music together.

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LEFT: From left, Rob Montone, Blaise Schroedersecker and Neal Thompson perform as RNB on “Nevil’s Beach” during their senior year. RIGHT: Schroedersecker (left) and Montone rehearse for an RNB reunion gig, which was held at the class of 1987 dinner during Reunion Weekend in June.

Morgan Understands Golf’s Minute Details As Few Can

Fall 2012

Megan Morgan ’95, G’97 watches golf in a way few people do. Rather than focusing on the action on the course, she notices the little things beyond the fairways.

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Megan Morgan’s career has taken her from developing golf equipment to marketing some of the world’s best golfers, including Ben Crane, reigning McGladrey Classic champion and four-time PGA Tour winner.

With Each Stride Alumnus Overcomes Multiple Sclerosis

Fall 2012

The complications often start around the 10th mile, right when Tim Burke, Esq. ’89 really starts to fatigue. First, there’s a slight scraping from his right foot.

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Tim Burke, Esq. '89 said the best part of completing the Steamtown Marathon was having his family on hand supporting him. Pictured (from left) are Jamie Ksiazek, stepson; Michael, son; Tim; Susan, wife; Abbey, daughter; and Michelle Peahota, Ksiazek’s friend.

Alumna Feels ‘Responsibility to the World,’ & Her Actions Reflect It

Fall 2012

Mary Beth Schluckebier ’09 chooses her words carefully when she describes her responsibilities at the Providence Center, a faith-based neighborhood outreach organization in Philadelphia that offers educational opportunities to residents young and old.

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As part of her work for the Justice For Immigrants Campaign, Mary Beth Schluckebier ’09 educates the public about immigration issues. Pictured she participates in a recent immigration rally in Philadelphia.

Remembering Michael Mulhall ’10

Spring 2012

It has taken me some time to write this letter because the pain of the loss we suffered during the summer of 2010 was unimaginable. I am from Floral Park, N.Y., and was good friends with Michael Mulhall ’10, who passed away tragically, along with sisters Jamie and Paige Malone, in a car accident on their way to work at Camp Anchor.

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Michael Mulhall ’10

Alumnus Brings Behavioral Healthcare to People Who Need it Most

Spring 2012

Michael Breslin ’71 has seen what healthcare can do for people with special needs. He’s watched children taken out of abusive situations go on to graduate from college. He’s witnessed the mentally disabled receive the care and structure they need to be happy and healthy.

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Michael Mulhall ’10

Alumna Finds Her Purpose on 'The Last Frontier'

Spring 2012

When Lauren Hahn ’11 departed for her AmeriCorps service project in Sitka, Alaska, last August, she expected to see grizzly bears and snow squalls. Instead, she found a small town with more inspiration than snowflakes.

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At first unsure what to do following graduation, Lauren Hahn ’11 has found her purpose during an AmeriCorps service project in Sitka, Alaska. In addition to teaching and volunteering, Hahn has taken the time to enjoy the coastal city with a few hiking trips and ice-skating sessions.

Setting Her Sights on Improving Vision

Spring 2012

Many children are prescribed glasses, but for Arlene V. Drack, M.D. ’81 this set in motion a course that determined her future.

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At the University of Iowa’s Institute for Vision Research, Arlene V. Drack, M.D. ’81 focuses on finding treatments for untreatable causes of blindness in children. (PHOTO CREDIT: University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology)

A Look Back with Bob Hickey '67

Spring 2012

Bob Hickey '67 recalls his four memorable years at the "U," as well as why he joined his reunion class committee.

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At the University of Iowa’s Institute for Vision Research, Arlene V. Drack, M.D. ’81 focuses on finding treatments for untreatable causes of blindness in children. (PHOTO CREDIT: University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology)

Providing Hope in Haiti

Spring 2012

On Sept. 18, 2011, alongside a few colleagues and a group of Scranton physical therapy alumni, I embarked on a service trip to Haiti that I can say was both challenging and extremely rewarding.

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From left, Karen Wientjies Albaugh ’94, professor Dave Patrick and Susan Pyrzynski Ficken ’87 care for a child at the Île à Vache orphanage.

Alumna Integral in Finding Tomorrow’s Leaders

Fall 2011

For Jean Sinzdak ’96, there’s nothing quite like the moment a woman realizes she has what it takes to run for public office. Her eyes light up. Her confidence soars. Suddenly, she’s no longer just a part of the discussion; she’s a part of the process.

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When not championing women for public office, Jean Sinzdak ’96 enjoys spending time with her husband, Taylor Huttner, and two daughters, Sophie, 4, and Tessa, 2. The family often jokes that it would be fitting that Sophie, born on the Fourth of July, might one day run for office herself – The Oval Office.

The Bond of Brothers

Fall 2011

Patrick Kane ’89 and his brother Sean ’94 have the type of relationship where finishing each other’s sentences isn’t uncommon.

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When his brother, Sean Kane ’94 (right), needed a kidney transplant, Patrick Kane ’89 donated his without hesitation. “To be honest, it was never a question,” recalls Pat of his decision.

Shining Bright on the Biggest Stages

Fall 2011

While millions across the globe watched the pomp and circumstance surrounding this spring’s Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in London, Dennis Size ’76, too, was overcome with emotion.

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Thanks to a well-earned reputation, Dennis Size ’76, a renowned lightning designer, works with televisions stars and musicians such as Dick Clark (pictured), Oprah and Lady Gaga.
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