M. Brian Muscarella ’80 VSB
After a 27-year career in the insurance industry, Brian Muscarella saw his life change dramatically when a spinal stroke rendered him paralyzed in 2011.
Since that day, Muscarella, managing director at NYLEX Benefits, has dedicated his life to helping others with disabilities, frequently speaking at schools, organizations and rehabilitation centers in the Charlotte, N.C., area, as well as at Villanova.
President of the Villanova University Club of Charlotte, Muscarella has been on the club’s Leadership Council since 2004 and received the VUAA Leadership Award in 2013. The club received the Rev. Ray Jackson Community Service Award in 2014. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, daughters and granddaughter.
Jon Williams ’03 CLAS
As a student, Jon Williams was a standout goaltender for Men’s Soccer, recognized as a Big East All-Academic All-Star. As an alumnus, he has been a strong supporter of Villanova, serving as president emeritus and co-founder of the Villanova University Club of North Central Jersey.
Senior Director of Brokerage Services at Cushman & Wakefield in Morristown, N.J., Williams remains involved with the Soccer program.
Williams has also consistently been a top producer at his company and is a part of the Rising Leadership Council, which helps Cushman & Wakefield leadership create many of the company’s most important initiatives and policies.
Patricia “Patti” May ’77 CON
Patricia “Patti” May is director of Perioperative Nursing as a consultant with Surgical Directions, based in Chicago, and has more than 30 years of experience in perioperative services.
Members of the President’s Club, May and her husband, David ’75 COE, have been active alumni in Colorado since the 1980s. They have hosted the Colorado New Student Send-Off for the past 15 years.
Along with their three daughters, Meaghan May Hildreth ’08 COE; Kaitlyn May Rolston ’10 CON, ’14 MSN; and Erinn May ’13 CLAS, the Mays were the host for the Class Gift Match, pledging to donate for each senior who made a gift of any size to Villanova.
Christine Kraninger ’93 CLAS
Christine Kraninger married her husband, Dan Kraninger ’93 CLAS, in 1996. As Dan was starting a financial services company, the Kraningers founded the Villanova University Club of Fairfield and Westchester and welcomed three children.
Through the growing Villanova Club and her family, Christine discovered her true passion: supporting her children and working with local nonprofit organizations.
She is proud that her eldest son, Ben, is now a freshman at Villanova. He is the third generation in her family to attend Villanova. Her father, Armando Cuesta ’64 COE, started the tradition when he attended the University as a refugee after an Augustinian priest gave him safe passage from Cuba.
St. Thomas of Villanova Alumni and Young Alumni Medals Bestowed