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Villanova Magazine - Class Notes - Spring 2017



CLASS OF 1952 65th Reunion June 8–11, 2017

CLASS OF 1957 60th Reunion June 8–11, 2017

Robert Fredericks, PhD, ’57 CLAS wrote “The Changing Nature of Prison Ministry” for Hospitallers, an Order of Malta publication.

Walter F. Hayes ’57 COE married Jeffeny Metz.


CLASS OF 1962 55th Reunion June 8–11, 2017

CLASS OF 1967 50th Reunion June 8–11, 2017

Al Reinoso ’63 CLAS was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame after serving as head coach of Wrestling at Seton Hall University for 21 years, until 1996.

Herbert J. Davis ’65 VSB was recently named the Senior Scowcroft Fellow in International Affairs for the 2016–17 academic year at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

James Kostecky ’65 COE was hired as executive vice president at Quandel Enterprises.

Thomas DiSessa, MD, ’66 CLAS is a retired professor of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Kentucky. He continues to volunteer as a surgeon, operating on pediatric heart-disease patients in developing nations. He recently completed his 47th medical mission in 21 years.

William May ’67 COE launched the Marriage Reality Movement with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

Gerard Vernot, PhD, ’68 MS wrote the book Helping Students Eliminate Inappropriate School Behavior: A Group Activities’ Guide for Teachers and Counselors.


CLASS OF 1972 45th Reunion June 8–11, 2017

CLASS OF 1977 40th Reunion June 8–11, 2017

Robert J. Simione ’71 VSB, the managing principal of Simione Healthcare Consultants, was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association.

William Shakalis ’72 CLAS is an associate librarian at Worcester State University and was granted tenure in April 2016.

John “Marc” Goodman ’74 CWSL was elected to a fifth term as county attorney for Lyon County, Kan.

Robert R. Kulesher, PhD, ’74 CLAS was promoted to professor in the Department of Health Services & Information Management at East Carolina University.

Robert E. Biddle Jr. ’75 VSB, a principal with Bowman & Co. LLP, was recently elected chair of the CPA Firm Management Association.

Frank Porreca, PhD, ’75 CLAS, associate head of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine– Tucson, was honored with the Ronald Melzack Lecture Award by the International Association for the Study of Pain.

William E. Webster Jr. ’75 COE was appointed a member of Duke Energy’s board of directors.

John Costello ’76 VSB was installed as the newest member of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s executive committee at the Big “I” Fall Leadership Conference in Chicago.

Kevin Holleran ’76 CWSL, a partner with the law firm Gawthrop Greenwood PC, was elected trustee of the Chester County Hospital Foundation.

Retired Navy Rear Adm. Gerard Mauer ’76 VSB is director of Capstone, Keystone, Pinnacle at the National Defense University.

Carl Solano ’76 CWSL was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to be a judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Denise Devine ’77 VSB, ’83 MT, founder and CEO of FNB Holding LLC, and former member of the Villanova University Board of Trustees, was presented with the 2016 Iris Newman Award by the Alliance for Women Entrepreneurs.

John A. Bednarz ’78 CWSL was recertified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Joseph P. Dwyer ’78 VSB was presented with the CFO 2016 Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work with Asplundh Tree Expert Co.

R. Lee Freitag Jr. ’79 CLAS is executive director of the Highlands Retirement Community.

Henry Major Poteat, EdD, ’79 MA was selected by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators as one of three regional 2017 Superintendents of the Year. Dr. Poteat also was named the 2017 Camden County Superintendent of the Year.

Marc S. Raspanti ’79 CLAS, a partner with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti LLP, was named chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Committee. He is also the recipient of the 22nd annual Beccaria Award.

Mark Redmond ’79 VSB, executive director of Spectrum Youth & Family Services, received the 2016 Distinguished Citizen Award from Champlain College.

Richard Skorny ’79 VSB was named a member of Citizant’s IRS strategic advisory board.


CLASS OF 1982 35th Reunion June 8–11, 2017

CLASS OF 1987 30th Reunion June 8–11, 2017

Jim Agnew ’80 CLAS was named enterprise vice president, Corporate Development and Acquisitions, for Tufts Health Plan and Tufts Health Ventures.

Frank J. Cerza ’80 CWSL, a shareholder of Carlton Fields, was honored by Visions Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Frank D. Martell ’80 VSB, chief operating officer of CoreLogic, was named a 2016 HW Vanguard Award winner.

Brian Muscarella ’80 VSB competed in his fifth Cycle to the Sea.

Nancy O’Mara Ezold ’80 CWSL was named a board member of The Forum of Executive Women.

John R. Pascal ’80 CLAS is a contributing author to the book Mark Twain and Youth: Studies in His Life and Writings.

William J. Miller ’81 CLAS wrote the book Decision at Tom’s Brook: George Custer, Tom Rosser, and the Joy of the Fight.

Matt Novak, CFA, ’81 VSB, financial advisor for Everence in Souderton, Pa., received the Advisor of the Year Award at the 2016 Everence National Conference.

Norman M. Powell ’81 CWSL was appointed American Bar Association Business Law Section Liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight’s Strategy and Resources Subcommittee.

Bob Lutz ’83 COE received the Outstanding Teaching Award at Georgia Gwinnett College for the 2015–16 academic year.

Jim Preston ’83 CWSL, assistant US attorney, received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Coast Guard.

Joe Clees ’84 CWSL was named to the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center board of directors.

Lenore Donohue Perrott ’84 MS is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Wayne, Pa.

Thomas J. Tamburelli ’84 CWSL, a shareholder of Sherman Silverstein, was appointed to the board of trustees of the Food Bank of South Jersey.

Judith Yanacek ’84 CLAS, president and CEO of New Vitae Wellness and Recovery, obtained her license as a clinical social worker.

Madeleine G. Barber ’85 VSB, ’88 CWSL, ’92 LLM joined CBRE Group Inc. as senior vice president and chief tax officer.

Chris Catalano ’85 COE was named chief financial officer of Catapult Learning Inc.

James P. Scanlan ’85 VSB was promoted to the rank of major general in the Air Force. He was nominated for promotion by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the US Senate.

Tricia Buck Horter ’86 was named a board member of The Forum of Executive Women.

Mark J. Powell ’86 CLAS, a partner in Powell Law, was recertified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Greg Acken ’87 VSB published the book Service With the Signal Corps: The Civil War Memoir of Captain Louis R. Fortescue.

Robert Deal ’87 CWSL is an associate professor of History at Marshall University and the author of The Law of the Whale Hunt: Dispute Resolution, Property Law, and American Whalers, 1780–1880.

Rear Adm. Kirk Foster ’87 CWSL was relieved as the commander, Naval Civil Law Support Activity, and the assistant judge advocate general upon his retirement after 28 years of honorable and dedicated service in the Navy.

John L. Lehr ’87 CLAS, ’90 MA was appointed CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Gene M. Linkmeyer ’87 CLAS of Jacobs Law Group was named a hearing officer for National Arbitration and Mediation.

Robert F. Preston ’87 CWSL joined Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in its New York City office.

Steve DeAngelis ’88 VSB is executive vice president and head of Distribution at FS Investments.

Thomas Oxenreiter ’88 VSB welcomed a boy.

Jill J. Cobb ’89 CON is the director of Case Management at LifeCare Hospital in West Chester, Pa.

Patrick J. Donahoe ’89 CLAS was appointed brigadier general in the US Army.

Brad A. Molotsky ’89 CWSL, ’89 MBA joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s Real Estate and Energy, Environment and Resources practice groups.

Martin Monaco ’89 LLM joined Akerman LLP as a health care transactional partner.

Mark Van Blargan ’89 CWSL, chair of McNees Wallace & Nurick’s Healthcare group and a member of the Education Law group, is the 2016 recipient of the Yenkowski Client Service Award.

Robin Ward ’89 MA published the book Count on Villanova: Fun Facts From 1 to 12.

Thea Williams ’89 CLAS had her short story “Phoenix” published in Fifty Women Over Fifty: A Celebration of Established and Emerging Women Writers. She presented the piece at a launch party hosted by Rosemont College.


Headshot of Sandra Gomberg '85 CON

A merger between Aria Health and Jefferson University Health last summer resulted in the expansion of a regional health care system with more than 23,000 employees and 2,200 inpatient beds. Sandra “Sandy” Gomberg ’85 CON, who formerly served as chief operating officer of Aria, was named its president.

Aria added the Jefferson Health brand to complement its legacy name, moving forward as Aria-Jefferson Health.


Two Villanovans have been enshrined in their respective sport’s Hall of Fame—one as a coach and one as an athlete— for their outstanding athletic achievements.

Headshot of William "Billy" Joe '63 VSB

William “Billy” Joe ’63 VSB was inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta in February. He won 237 games in his career, trailing only the legendary Eddie Robinson of Grambling State in black-college football wins. A former National Football League player, Joe was a member of the Super Bowl champion New York Jets in 1969.

Black and white photo of Marcus O’Sullivan ’84 VSB, ’89 MBA running track

Villanova’s Frank J. Kelly Endowed Track and Field Coach Marcus O’Sullivan ’84 VSB, ’89 MBA was inducted into the Athletics Ireland Hall of Fame in December for his achievements as a world-class runner. During his 15-year competitive career, O’Sullivan was a four-time Olympian, three-time world indoor champion and one of only three athletes in history to run a sub-4-minute mile more than 100 times.

O’Sullivan was one of the most decorated runners in University history. He ran the third leg of the national champion distance medley relay team in 1981 and was the anchor of the national champion 2-mile relay squad.


CLASS OF 1992 25th Reunion June 8–11, 2017

CLASS OF 1997 20th Reunion June 8–11, 2017

Clifton A. Davis ’90 COE received a Doctor of Arts in Music from Ball State University.

Charles Zeiders, PsyD, ’90 MS published the article “A ‘Psychological Autopsy’ of a Malignant Narcissist in Church Leadership: A ‘Composite’ Scenario With Discussion.”

Matthew J. De Camara ’91 CLAS was named chief development officer at SeriousFun Children’s Network.

Judith A. Harris ’91 LLM, a member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus PA, was elected to serve as chair of the board of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival for the fiscal year that began October 2016.

Freda Pepper ’91 CWSL joined Reed Smith LLP as counsel in the firm’s State Tax group.

Lisa M. Schofer ’91 MS authored the book Raw and Unspoken: A Memoir of Private Pain and Sorrow.

John F. Castano ’92 CLAS was recently appointed executive director of New Jersey Seeds.

William Sweeney Jr. ’92 CLAS was named assistant director in charge of the New York Division of the FBI.

Kenneth Batchelor ’93 CLAS was recently appointed as the superintendent of Radnor Township School District in Pennsylvania.

Mark C. Crider, PhD, RN, ’93 MSN was named the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association’s president. Dr. Crider is the Duquesne University School of Nursing’s assistant dean for Administration and Special Projects, and director of the Veterans to BSN Program.

The Most Rev. Michael Burbidge ’94 MA was installed as the fourth bishop of Arlington (Va.) Dec. 6, 2016. Bishop Burbidge was named bishop by Pope Francis and will oversee more than 458,000 registered Catholics and manage 264 priests across 21 counties.

Ramona T. Sharpe, PHR, CCP, SHRM-CP, ’94 VSB, ’94 CLAS, ’96 MS received her doctorate in Education with a focus on adult education, organizational learning and leadership from Columbia University in May 2016.

Army Reserve Lt. Col. Sean P. Kilkenny ’95 CLAS, the Montgomery County, Pa., sheriff, graduated from the US Army War College with a master’s degree in Strategic Studies.

James A. Kohl ’95 CWSL, of Howard & Howard Attorneys, was selected for a two-year term as a settlement judge with the Nevada Supreme Court.

Daliah H. Weiss ’95 CWSL was appointed to the 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Nancy E. Maloney ’96 VSB was appointed executive vice president, controller at Huntington Bancshares.

Christian J. Giudice ’97 CLAS has published the book A Fire Burns Within: The Miraculous Journey of Wilfredo ‘Bazooka’ Gomez. His first book, Hands of Stone, was the subject of a motion picture.

Sheldon L. Pollock ’97 VSB married Lauren M. Tennant.

Michael Ciarmoli ’98 VSB is director of Capital Goods Equity Research Team at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and covers companies in the aerospace and defense sector.

Michael D. Guzan ’98 VSB married Katie Kirsch.

T.J. Jurevic ’98 VSB married Casey Reynolds.

Denise Sample Gilchrist ’98 VSB welcomed twins.

Sean Camoni ’99 CLAS, ’01 MA was appointed assistant US attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.


Headshot of Walter Greason, PhD,  ’95 CLAS

Walter Greason, PhD, ’95 CLAS, historian and author of The American Economy, has been appointed dean of the Honors School at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J. Dr. Greason, the first African-American Honors School dean, says he will focus on enhancing the student experience in the Honors School, which currently has 300 undergraduate students enrolled.

He envisions a set of immersive experiences for Honors students, similar to what he said is the hallmark of his own teaching. He would like each class meeting to be a memorable experience, one that could be life-changing.


CLASS OF 2002 15th Reunion June 8–11, 2017

CLASS OF 2007 10th Reunion June 8–11, 2017

Sister Jocelyn Edathil, MD, PhD, ’00 CLAS recently professed her vows to become a Sister of the Imitation of Christ of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.

Scott Good ’00 VSB has joined Subranni Zauber LLC in Marlton, N.J.

DeVon Jackson ’00 CLAS, ’03 MS and Maxine Baker Jackson ’00 CLAS, ’05 MPA welcomed a boy.

Dashan Sanders ’00 CLAS was promoted to market vice president at Towne Park.

Ryan Foley ’02 CWSL joined Shook Hardy & Bacon as a partner and co-chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights group.

Alex Henderson ’02 CLAS, ’04 MPA co-authored three articles: “Steering a Swarm: Compliance and Learning in a Municipal Performance Regime,” published in Administration & Society; “Process Tracing in Public Administration: The Implications of Practitioner Insights for Methods of Inquiry,” published in the International Journal of Public Administration; and “Transformational Leadership and Organizational Processes: Influencing Public Performance,” which was accepted for publication in the Public Administration Review.

Miguel J. Chamorro ’03 CLAS was appointed vice chair of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee of The Florida Bar. Chamorro is a senior associate at the law firm of Lydecker Diaz LLC in Miami.

Laura Powers Chiara ’03 CLAS welcomed a boy.

Meghan S. Leahy ’04 MS is the founder of Leahy Learning and co-author of the medical textbook Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Throughout the Lifespan.

Brian McLaughlin ’04 CLAS, ’09 MPA, a faculty member within the Master of Public Administration program at Villanova University, authored the article “Using Twitter to Enhance Service Delivery,” published in PA Times.

Jonathan P. Trotta ’04 CLAS was elected partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

Ronald M. Baumann ’05 VSB is chief operating officer of Rush Street Gaming.

Kate Cecich Aragon ’05 CLAS welcomed a boy.

Robert W. Stanko ’05 CLAS was promoted to shareholder at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Philadelphia.

Chris Vanacore Reed ’05 MBA works within the Corporate Treasury Services group with First National Bank of Omaha.

R. Charles Waring ’05 VSB, a director at Pricewaterhouse- Coopers, was elected to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Greater Philadelphia Chapter executive committee.

Sarah C. Francis-Bland ’06 CLAS welcomed a boy.

Lauren Humann Werner ’06 CLAS and Ryan Werner ’06 CLAS welcomed a boy.

Emily Kaufman Weber ’06 CWSL joined the boards of directors of WeeCycle and of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center.

Steven Burda ’07 Post-MBA is a senior financial analyst with Alarm Capital Alliance in Newtown Square, Pa.

Christine A. Gaddis ’07 CLAS, ’08 MS joined Gibbons PC as an associate in the Intellectual Property group.

Max Petrunya ’07 CLAS, an attorney with Robert Peirce & Associates, was inducted into the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania.

Kristen Beeuwsaert ’08 CON married Joshua Murray.

Whitney Hadley ’08 CLAS was named an associate program director for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Eric Hamberger ’08 MPA is director of Online Programs at the Villanova School of Business.

Peter Lorio ’08 LLM joined the firm Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba PC.

John C. Stellakis ’08 CLAS, ’11 CWSL joined Farrell Fritz as a Land Use & Municipal associate.

Daniel Trucil ’08 CLAS, ’11 MA earned a master’s degree in Public Health from the State University of New York at Albany. Trucil works as the communications manager for the American Geriatrics Society and its Health in Aging Foundation.

Margaret S. Costello ’09 CLAS has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She concentrates her practice on casualty and premises liability matters.

Darcy Marie Fitzpatrick ’09 VSB married Lawrence Leber.


Elizabeth “Beth” Hernandez ’04 CWSL accepting promotion

Elizabeth “Beth” Hernandez ’04 CWSL joined the US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps upon graduation. The move opened the door to a varied legal career and distinguished service. After three years of service in the Army, Hernandez completed an interservice transfer to the US Air Force JAG Corps, where she continues to serve. In January, she was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel.

During her career, she has worked as a civil law attorney, prosecutor, defense counsel and legislative fellow, during which she served for one year on the personal staff of a member of Congress.

Hernandez is currently assigned to the Secretary of the Air Force’s Legislative Liaison office, where she serves as a liaison between the Air Force and Congress. This summer, she will become the staff judge advocate at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, overseeing base legal operations and providing counsel to commanders.

“When I entered law school, I had no idea what type of law I wanted to practice,” Hernandez says. “It was through the classes at Villanova Law, particularly Professor Steve Chanenson’s Sentencing Workshop, that I learned I loved criminal law.”


CLASS OF 2012 5th Reunion June 8–11, 2017

Loren Carmean ’10 VSB married Ben Hoy ’10 VSB.

Taylor Coon ’10 COE, ’13 CWSL is a patent attorney with Cantor Colburn LLP in the firm’s Hartford, Conn., office.

Peter Filippone ’10 COE welcomed a girl.

George MacCartney Jr. ’10 COE, ’11 MS, a doctoral candidate at New York University, was honored by the Marconi Society with a 2016 Paul Baran Young Scholar Award.

Cristina Averso ’11 CLAS married Brian Collins ’99 COE.

Melanie J. Wender ’11 CWSL is an associate with Williams Family Law PC in Doylestown, Pa.

Maria Zumarraga ’11 CLAS, ’12 MA is a political specialist for the US Embassy in Ecuador.

David Farber ’12 CWSL co-authored the book Jobs to Be Done: A Roadmap for Customer- Centered Innovation.

Kathryn A. McDonnell ’12 CLAS joined the New England Sports Network as an anchor and reporter on its three main sports programs.

Andrew Rein ’12 MPA is clerk and paralegal for the US Department of Justice in the Office of the Solicitor General.

Sonia Topiarz ’12 MPA founded the website Infinideeds.

Lyndsy Wittmer ’12 MSN is a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and recently attained certification as a pediatric primary care mental health specialist. Wittmer also serves as a part-time faculty member at Villanova University College of Nursing.

Martae Giometti ’13 COE is the assistant director of the Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Institute at Villanova University.

Annina Hogan ’13 MS was named the first female principal at Remington & Vernick Engineers and Affiliates.

Thaddeus S. Kirk ’13 CWSL joined Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP as an associate in the Litigation Department.

Greg Lattanzi ’13 VSB donated bone marrow through the Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation drive at Villanova University. Lattanzi met the marrow recipient’s family in Oklahoma City during the sixth annual Stevy’s Run.

John J. Leahan ’13 MAC was promoted to manager on the health care team at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP’s Philadelphia office.

Michelle Parziale ’13 COE joined GE Healthcare as the custom solutions technical lead.

Shawn Pettit ’13 CON and Jennifer Dorfman Pettit ’09 VSB welcomed a girl.

Dontae Phillips ’13 MPA graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in May 2016 with a Master of Divinity degree.

Alexandra Adams ’14 CWSL is an attorney with Defender Association of Philadelphia.

Travis Akers ’14 MPA was promoted to the rank of lieutenant junior grade in the US Navy.

Robert Blasi, PHR, SHRM-CP, ’14 MS is vice president of Human Resources for The Madison Square Garden Co. and oversees human resource functions for the Madison Square Garden arena, Radio City Music Hall, The Beacon Theatre, The Chicago Theatre and the Forum in Los Angeles. Blasi is also an adjunct instructor at New York University in the Hospitality and Human Resources graduate program.

Kristen Cuthbertson ’14 MPA is an information technology assistant at the Baupost Group in Boston.

Brian Fisher ’14 MPA is an elementary school intervention paraprofessional at Brandywine Community Schools in Michigan.

Konrad R. Krebs ’14 CWSL is an associate with the Philadelphia office of Eckert Seamans.

Pat Loughnane ’14 COE is a first lieutenant and the executive officer of Headquarters Battery 4-319 AFAR, which is part of the Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade in Bavaria, Germany.

Samantha Peruto ’14 MBA, ’14 CWSL, an associate in the Reed Smith LLP Corporate and Transactional Advisory group, was honored as the Tech Impact Volunteer Award recipient at the 12th annual Nonprofit Technology Awards Luncheon in Philadelphia.

Thomas J. Seery ’14 CWSL joined Goldberg Segalla.

John J. Allegretto ’15 CWSL joined Rubin, Fortunato & Harbison PC.

Mary Balkin ’15 CWSL was named an associate within the Real Estate and Financial Practice at Hodgson Russ LLP.

Laura Caccioppoli ’15 MA authored the article “What’s Next for the ACA?” published in PA Times.

Johnny Cooper ’15 MPA is director of Corporate and Foundation Relations in the Office of Development at the University of San Francisco.

Jill Jacobs ’15 MPA, Nonprofit Certificate, is the marketing manager for the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.

Ian Mercier ’15 MPA is president and CEO of the Medical College of Georgia Foundation in Augusta, Ga.

Nicole Picotte ’15 CLAS married Kyle Smith.

Matthew S. Polaha ’15 CWSL accepted a position at Burns White LLC.

Lorin Romeo Romay ’15 MPA was appointed to the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County board of directors, on which she serves as chair of the Fund Development Committee.

Erica Stewart ’15 MA married Brittany Glaza.

Michelle Alfaro ’16 MPA was accepted into the PhD in Human Capital Management program through Bellevue University.

Madeleine Appelbaum ’16 MPA is a subject tutor and logistics associate at the Huntington Learning Center in Tampa, Fla.

Jamie Gleason ’16 MPA is deputy chief clerk of the Tompkins County Supreme and County courts in Ithaca, N.Y.

Andrew Orlando ’16 CLAS participated in Cooper Medical School of Rowan University’s annual White Coat Ceremony for the school’s class of 2020.

Daniel Pietrovito ’16 MPA is a senior associate in the Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School Work- Study Program.

Jonathan Quigley ’16 MPA is director of Advancement at Mercy Volunteer Corps in Philadelphia.

Prasanth Romiyo ’16 CLAS participated in Cooper Medical School of Rowan University’s annual White Coat Ceremony for the school’s class of 2020.

Christina Vaganos ’16 MPA is a special initiatives coordinator at Public Health Management Corp. in Philadelphia.


Kyle Lewis ’14 COE, Brian Moscioni ’15 COE and Chris Honeycutt ’14 VSB holding Villanova flag in front of a T-45C Goshawk at Naval Air Station Kingsville in Texas

The day of the Men’s Basketball’s 2016 championship, Naval ROTC graduates Kyle Lewis ’14 COE, Brian Moscioni ’15 COE and Chris Honeycutt ’14 VSB unfurled Villanova’s colors in front of a T-45C Goshawk at Naval Air Station Kingsville in Texas.

In Memoriam


Thomas DeRosa ’39 VSB, Oct. 17, 2016.


Edward Calio ’40 CLAS, Sept. 12, 2016.

T. Robert Kohnlein ’43 CLAS, Dec. 8, 2016.

The Rev. William A. Dawson ’44 COE, Sept. 27, 2016.

Thomas F. Flynn, MD, ’44 CLAS, Dec. 29, 2016.

Robert J. Schappert ’44 COE, Aug. 14, 2014.

Robert W. Griesser ’46 COE, July 21, 2016.

David S. Walker Jr. ’46 COE, Aug. 29, 2016.

James M. Baumgardner ’47 VSB, July 5, 2016.

William A. Butler ’47 VSB, Jan. 4.

Adolph J. DiSalvo ’47 COE, Aug. 13, 2016.

W. Robert Deemer ’48 CLAS, June 28, 2016.

Francis T. Nugent ’48 COE, July 22, 2016.

Carl F. Yeager ’48 VSB, Nov. 22, 2016.

John F. Boyle ’49 VSB, June 25, 2016.

Joseph G. Heck ’49 CLAS, Jan. 10.

L. Kevin McChesney ’49 VSB, Nov. 14, 2016.

Charles Raffetto Jr., MD, ’49 CLAS, Aug. 18, 2016.

Ernest J. Williams, Esq., ’49 VSB, Nov. 17, 2015.


John J. Bell ’50 COE, Sept. 7, 2016.

Daniel M. Bove ’50 COE, July 25, 2016.

Joseph B. Depman ’50 COE, Aug. 17, 2016.

John Dzwonczyk Jr. ’50 CLAS, Sept. 11, 2016.

Patrick J. Friel, PhD, ’50 CLAS, June 30, 2016.

William J. Kirrane ’50 VSB, Oct. 7, 2016.

Philip J. Logan ’50 COE, Dec. 6, 2015.

Morton Raphelson ’50 COE, March 26, 2016.

Charles V. Toner ’50 COE, Aug. 14, 2016.

William C. Gerrity ’51 CLAS, Nov. 15, 2015.

William Cullen ’52 VSB, June 30, 2016.

The Rev. Eugene A. Del Conte, OSA, ’52 CLAS, Nov. 20, 2016.

Edward C. Grimes ’52 VSB, Sept. 27, 2016.

Albert L. Gritte ’52 COE, Sept. 1, 2016.

The Rev. George P. Lawless, OSA, ’52 CLAS, March 9, 2016.

Joseph “Jim” McBryan ’52 VSB, Dec. 22, 2016.

George L. McGoldrick Sr. ’52 CLAS, July 11, 2016.

Richard T. Metcalfe ’52 COE, Jan. 15.

George T. Spera ’52 VSB, Nov. 24, 2016.

Matthew Ziemak ’52 COE, June 30, 2016.

Alfred J. Bernardini ’53 VSB, July 1, 2016.

Charles E. Bohmert Jr. ’53 VSB, Jan. 7.

W. Ted Branthoover ’53 CLAS, Jan. 8.

Vincent P. Haley, Esq., ’53 VSB, ’59 CWSL, Sept. 3, 2016.

Edward J. Hobbs ’53 CLAS, Nov. 25, 2016.

David C. Larkin ’53 CLAS, Sept. 22, 2016.

Kenneth E. Lowe ’53 VSB, Jan. 8.

Vincent J. Lucas ’53 VSB, June 14, 2015.

Martin L. Schaffer ’53 CLAS, Sept. 3, 2016.

Henry J. Cauceglia ’54 VSB, Sept. 22, 2016.

John E. Kistner ’54 CLAS, Feb. 14, 2016.

Daniel J. Leahy ’54 VSB, Sept. 13, 2016.

Charles G. McGuckin ’54 VSB, Jan. 15.

Joseph F. Montgomery ’54 CLAS, Aug. 15, 2016.

Robert A. Ploudre ’54 CLAS, Nov. 22, 2016.

Edward C. D’Alesio ’55 VSB, July 8, 2016.

Aiden E. Hatton ’55 VSB, Oct. 2, 2016.

Gerald J. McManus ’55 VSB, Nov. 7, 2016.

Frank P. Orlando ’55 CLAS, Sept. 26, 2016.

Charles W. Bardowski ’56 VSB, Nov. 16, 2016.

Richard P. Gerhard ’56 COE, Aug. 5, 2016.

James T. Maloney ’56 VSB, Oct. 3, 2016.

Robert E. McDonnell III ’56 VSB, Nov. 9, 2016.

Robert N. McLaughlin ’56 CLAS, Nov. 25, 2016.

Robert G. McSorley ’56 VSB, Sept. 17, 2016.

Paul G. Menz ’56 COE, Nov. 18, 2016.

Robert J. Shallow ’56 VSB, Jan. 12.

Joseph C. Valenti ’56 VSB, March 4, 2016.

Frederick A. Busse ’57 CLAS, Dec. 5, 2016.

Donald J. Chelius ’57 COE, Dec. 25, 2016.

Vincent “Jimmy” DiDomenico ’57 CLAS, Dec. 30, 2016.

John L. French ’57 VSB, ’62 MA, Nov. 30, 2014.

Eugene J. Kelly ’57 VSB, Dec. 10, 2016.

Richard F. Murphy ’57 VSB, Dec. 17, 2016.

Harry J.J. O’Neill, Esq., ’57 VSB, ’77 CWSL, Aug. 28, 2016.

John J. Short ’57 CLAS, Oct. 2, 2016.

Henry F. Whalen ’57 CLAS, Nov. 29, 2016.

Barry W. Finn ’58 VSB, Oct. 7, 2016.

Theodore R. Flint ’58 COE, July 22, 2016.

Gerald F. Glackin ’58 CLAS, ’61 CWSL, Jan. 15.

David Koury ’58 COE, Sept. 13, 2016.

Joseph T. Muffler ’58 VSB, July 15, 2016.

Theresa M. St. Leger ’58 CON, Jan. 3.

Richard A. Stotler ’58 COE, Jan. 11.

Raymond E. Barrett ’59 VSB, July 20, 2016.

Joseph B. Callaghan ’59 COE, Oct. 9, 2016.

Terence E. Flynn ’59 VSB, Oct. 26, 2016.

Arthur J. Greenwood ’59 VSB, June 26, 2016.

William P. Horan ’59 VSB, Aug. 29, 2016.

The Rev. Brian J. Miller, TOR, ’59 MA, Nov. 6, 2016.

Catherine E. Phillips ’59 CON, Nov. 7, 2016.

James T. Rae ’59 VSB, Jan. 11.

John Regan ’59 COE, Jan. 9.


Patrick A. Brennan ’60 VSB, Nov. 27, 2016.

John G. Daniel ’60 CLAS, Sept. 20, 2016.

John J. Guilfoyle ’60 CWSL, Dec. 25, 2016.

Robert J. Holt Sr. ’60 VSB, Nov. 8, 2016.

Robert L. Lawler Sr. ’60 COE, Dec. 13, 2016.

Thomas F. Slattery ’60 VSB, Nov. 19, 2016.

James E. Turner ’60 CLAS, Sept. 22, 2016.

Carl W. Engblom ’61 COE, Aug. 1, 2016.

Royal B. Giffin, Esq., ’61 CLAS, Nov. 13, 2016.

Donald MacEoin ’61 CLAS, Sept. 29, 2016.

David C. Maxwell ’61 CLAS, Sept. 12, 2016.

James W. Palsir ’61 VSB, July 8, 2016.

Harley G. Selkregg ’61 MS, Aug. 13, 2016.

James G. Leaming ’62 COE, June 11, 2016.

Francis J. Thornton ’62 CLAS, ’64 MA, Jan. 13.

Thomas Tumola ’62 VSB, ’66 CWSL, Jan. 19.

Michael P. Donlevy ’63 VSB, April 26, 2016.

Joseph W. Farber ’63 VSB, Nov. 23, 2016.

Gordon R. Kittel ’63 COE, Dec. 11, 2016.

Michael K. Neville ’63 VSB, Jan. 1.

Edward James O’Malley ’63 CLAS, ’66 CWSL, Feb. 3.

The Rev. Maximo J. Ortiz, OSA, ’63 VSB, ’70 MA, Oct. 12, 2016.

Martin J. Reddington ’63 VSB, Sept. 1, 2016.

Roger W. Sotak ’63 COE, Nov. 12, 2016.

Elio J. Colussi ’64 COE, Sept. 9, 2016.

Clare T. Golazeski ’64 MA, July 14, 2016.

Harry J. Haaf ’64 VSB, Dec. 16, 2016.

Theodore J. Kompa ’64 VSB, Nov. 12, 2016.

Richard C. Pazdan ’64 CLAS, Nov. 13, 2016.

J. Bruce Thomas ’64 CLAS, Dec. 8, 2016.

Frederick W. Wallen ’64 CLAS, July 10, 2016.

Edward J. Finn ’65 VSB, Sept. 18, 2016.

Susan M. Randour ’65 CLAS, Dec. 16, 2016.

Daniel T. Regan, PhD, ’65 MA, Dec. 17, 2016.

George H. Schruender ’65 VSB, Oct. 18, 2016.

The Rev. O. Hugh Stout, PhD, ’65 MA, May 2, 2016.

The Rev. William F. Davis, OSFS, ’66 MA, July 4, 2016.

Terrence J. Donohue ’66 VSB, Sept. 13, 2016.

Lawrence A. Jones ’66 VSB, Jan. 11.

Fred J. Link ’66 COE, Sept. 10, 2016.

The Rev. Owen J. Mullen ’66 MA, Oct. 19, 2016.

Jon H. Oscarson ’66 MA, Dec. 14, 2016.

Frances P. Owens ’66 MS, July 20, 2016.

Robert J. Vent ’66 VSB, ’75 MA, March 30, 2016.

Walter T. Miller ’67 COE, Nov. 11, 2016.

John P. Benigno ’68 VSB, Oct. 7, 2016.

Frances A. Brouse ’68 CON, Aug. 30, 2016.

Thomas A. Connell ’68 COE, Sept. 11, 2016.

William “Nick” Dane ’68 CLAS, Oct. 20, 2016.

James R. Hiebler ’68 CLAS, ’72 CWSL, Nov. 8, 2016.

John M. Kilduff ’68 CLAS, July 30, 2016.

Daniel J. Vaughan ’68 CLAS, Sept. 4, 2016.

Helen N. Bambach, PhD, ’69 MA, Nov. 17, 2016.

Charles M. Bartish, PhD, ’69 CLAS, Dec. 1, 2016.

George F. Bates ’69 MA, July 1, 2016.

Thomas Divincenzo ’69 VSB, Nov. 21, 2016.

Edward G. Fitzgerald ’69 CWSL, Dec. 4, 2016.

Pauline Foster, PhD, ’69 MA, Aug. 28, 2016.


The Rev. Joseph H. Burns ’70 MA, Aug. 10, 2016.

Eleanor M. Cugini ’70 MS, Dec. 29, 2016.

Joseph J. Deeney ’70 VSB, April 24, 2014.

Edward W. Galloway ’70 CLAS, Aug. 27, 2016.

George P. Kalas ’70 CLAS, Aug. 15, 2016.

Frank Murphy ’70 VSB, Jan. 5.

Richard E. Orose, MD, ’70 CLAS, July 12, 2016.

Sister Claire T. Pelletier ’70 MS, July 1, 2016.

Thomas M. Baldwin ’71 MS, Oct. 20, 2016.

Dorothy B. Cellini ’71 MS, Sept. 19, 2016.

Joseph E. Trojak, MD, ’71 CLAS, Oct. 20, 2016.

Lawrence J. Hogan ’72 CLAS, July 29, 2016.

David J. Mikowychok ’72 COE, Aug. 13, 2016.

Michael J. Ferguson ’73 CLAS, Aug. 3, 2016.

Thomas L. Jones ’73 VSB, Jan. 14, 2015.

John R. Polito ’73 CLAS, Sept. 1, 2016.

Paul G. Venezia ’73 VSB, July 22, 2016.

Robert M. Chorba ’74 VSB, Dec. 25, 2016.

Joseph V. Makoski ’74 VSB, July 17, 2016.

Robert F. McCormick ’74 COE, Nov. 11, 2016.

Barbara Tobin Hartnett ’74 CON, Dec. 11, 2016.

Patrick J. Bona ’75 VSB, Oct. 8, 2016.

Thomas Frank Jakubiak ’75 CWSL, Feb. 3.

Michael F. Keville ’75 CLAS, Nov. 30, 2016.

Leo B. Pedrotty ’75 VSB, Nov. 8, 2016.

Rhoda R. Shralow ’75 MS, Aug. 20, 2016.

Edward W. Atkinson ’76 VSB, Jan. 9.

Fred Zygfryd Bankowski ’76 COE, Oct. 14, 2016.

Lawrence B. DiJoseph ’76 CLAS, July 17, 2016.

William Hollenbach ’76 MA, Oct. 29, 2016.

John J. Wojcik ’76 CLAS, Aug. 21, 2016.

William T. Iacone ’77 MA, Sept. 23, 2016.

Paul Worthington ’77 MS, Dec. 23, 2015.

Audrey Caldwell ’78 MA, Sept. 10, 2016.

Robert W. Jones ’78 VSB, Aug. 3, 2016.

Christopher Kulseth ’78 COE, Oct. 8, 2016.

Joseph G. McCormick ’78 VSB, July 17, 2016.

Anthony J. Palma ’78 VSB, July 13, 2016.

Mary Ann Sommers ’78 MS, Feb. 27, 2016.

Mark Valente III ’78 VSB, Aug. 3, 2016.

Roger T. Knollmeyer ’79 VSB, July 19, 2016.

Frank B. Walker ’79 VSB, Nov. 13, 2016.


Christos E. Dantos ’80 COE, Oct. 2, 2016.

Raymond G. Hufnagel ’80 VSB, July 22, 2016.

Andrea B. Crawford ’81 MS, Aug. 27, 2016.

Robert W. Sullivan ’81 VSB, ’86 MBA, Aug. 10, 2016.

Daniel T. Boland ’82 VSB, Oct. 19, 2016.

Mary Kay Myers ’82 MA, Nov. 2, 2016.

Nancy Bernhardt ’84 CLAS, Sept. 22, 2016.

Andrea Tillis Solomon ’84 CWSL, June 14, 2016.

Sandra Labkoff Marano ’85 CLAS, Sept. 16, 2016.

Barbara Dively ’86 CWSL, Jan. 17.

Aileen R. Reynolds ’86 VSB, Jan. 4.

Sister Eileen Patricia Hegarty, SND, ’87 CON, Nov. 20, 2016.

Brian P. Copeland ’88 VSB, May 21, 2016.

Patricia Schreck ’88 CWSL, March 21, 2016.

Felice Spatola McElwaine ’88 CWSL, Dec. 11, 2016.

Bryan E. Fischer ’89 MBA, Aug. 12, 2016.

Elizabeth Kase Morelli ’89 CLAS, Aug. 6, 2016.

William H. Scott ’89 VSB, Aug. 25, 2015.

Anthony B. Viola ’89 VSB, Dec. 22, 2016.


John J. Dougherty Jr. ’90 CLAS, May 6, 2016.

John F. Oresic ’91 MS, June 12, 2014.

Stephen John Anderer ’92 CWSL, August 28, 2016.

Jeffrey M. Finken ’94 VSB, Nov. 10, 2016.

Holly M. Stratts ’96 CLAS, Aug. 24, 2016.

Lorne Zwaresh ’96 CLAS, Sept. 6, 2016.


Amy E. Pizzi ’01 CLAS, Oct. 23, 2016.

John T. Cunningham ’02 CLAS, Aug. 16, 2016.

Judith A. Vicchio ’07 MPA, July 23, 2016.


Nicholas Campellone ’11 CWSL, Jan. 1.

Ryan V. Holihan ’12 COE, July 2016.

Ashley Stang Esposito ’13 MA, Oct. 4, 2016.


John J. Flanagan CLAS, Oct. 30, 2016.

Faculty & Staff

Gerald Abraham, Feb. 9.

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