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September 19, 2016


La Salle University has announced IMC Construction, based in Malvern, Pa., will be the inaugural recipient of The Lasallian Impact Award. Robert Cottone, President and CEO, will receive the award on the company’s behalf.

The Lasallian Impact Award, which honors an organization whose core values are similar to the University’s, will be presented at La Salle’s 25th Annual Charter Dinner on March 25, 2017 at Normandy Farms in Blue Bell, Pa.

“I am very delighted to have Robert accept this award on his company’s behalf,” said La Salle University President Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D. “Not only is IMC a leader in its industry, they are committed to the common good and the dignity of others through sustained community service and civic engagement, much like La Salle is.”

IMC is the fifth largest construction manager in the Philadelphia area, the seventh largest in Pennsylvania and has built over $5 billion worth of commercial projects in the region. The company has been recognized by Philadelphia Business Journal for its Community Impact Award—Most Philanthropic Company, as a Best Place to Work, and Top 10 General Contractors. SmartCEO Magazine also recognized them as one of the 100 Best Run Companies.

After a decade of running his own firm, Cottone joined IMC in 1986 as a project manager and worked his way up the ranks to his present position as President and CEO. He has personally spearheaded over one billion dollars’ worth of development and construction in the healthcare, education, retail, and commercial markets throughout the country, tripling the size of the company. Under his leadership, IMC’s construction volume exceeds $300 million annually.

Cottone founded and is the Director of the IMC Charitable Foundation, which was established to support educational, humanitarian, and non-profit institutions. He oversees the IMC Volunteer Program, which encourages employees to take up to five days away from the office to perform community service. Over the years, IMC employees have donated their time to organizations such as the American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity, USO, and Walk to Defeat ALS.

In recognition of his many professional and community impact achievements, Cottone was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year. He also is a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Cradle of Liberty Good Scout Award, Chester County Community Foundation Social Investment Award, and an Echoes Call to Care Honoree.

For event ticket and sponsorship information, please contact Brian Frankowski in La Salle’s University Advancement Office at 215.991.3736 or frankowski@lasalle.edu

About the La Salle University Charter Dinner

The Charter Dinner celebrates the founding of La Salle College on March 20, 1863, and pays tribute to the generations of Christian Brothers, laypersons, and clergy whose dedication has made La Salle University the prominent institution that it is today. Since its inception, the La Salle University Charter Dinner has raised more than $4 million, and proceeds have been used to enhance the University’s Scholarship Fund, benefiting many La Salle students.



Gandhi famously said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” There are some who follow that philosophy, and then there are those who live it. Kate Ward-Gaus, Director La Salle’s Alcohol and Other Drug Education Center, is living proof that any change worth living starts with each one of us. In honor of her unwavering commitment to students and the University, she was presented the 2016 Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award.

“I feel blessed to have been invited to do the work of touching the hearts of those entrusted into our care,” Ward-Gaus said of her work. “But have come to understand that they are touching my heart as well.”

Recipients for the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award are nominated and then chosen by a panel of faculty and staff to recognize the people of La Salle who best exhibit the University’s values and mission in their daily lives. Brother Ernest Miller, D. Min., La Salle’s Vice President for Mission, presented her with the award during the University’s Opening Meeting by saying, “Kate exemplifies excellence as an educator and counselor, faith and integrity, zeal to develop gospel values in students, an unbending commitment to justice and peace, and an insatiable desire to build authentic community in the University and beyond.”

A graduate of West Catholic High School, Ward-Gaus received her bachelor’s in education from Temple University before earning her master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania. As an esteemed member of the La Salle community since 2006, her expertise in prevention and early intervention have provided invaluable resources for students and the University in the areas of alcohol and other drug problems, stress reduction, and mental health concerns.

On receiving the award, Ward-Gaus said, “The Lasallian mission has survived and thrived through the centuries because of the key principle of working together and by association.  It is an honor to be in association with so many wonderful people and for this recognition.”


September 14, 2016


The Christian Brothers are at the heart of everything La Salle stands for. Guided by faith, service, and community, our Brothers are a part of something truly special: a global network of teachers and scholars, united by a centuries-old Roman Catholic mission to serve others through education that embraces all.

No, the Christian Brothers aren’t priests. They don’t have sacramental responsibilities or take Holy Orders. De La Salle decided he and his Brothers could best fulfill their purpose by focusing on the ministry of teaching.

Our Brothers live on campus. You might see them in line at the Union building, chatting with students and ordering lunch at Starbucks. Some wear traditional attire, while others are less formal. They are often referred to by their first names, like Brother Ed or Brother Joe – a sign of familial respect and affection, not unlike a “big brother.” They come to us from all walks of life, fully equipped with inspiring and humorous tales, personality quirks, and infectious smiles.

The Brothers of the Christian Schools was founded in 1680 by Jean Baptist de La Salle, the Patron Saint of Teachers. De La Salle hailed from a wealthy family in Reims, France, and earned a doctorate in theology. A chance encounter with a man who wanted to start a school for the poor eventually became De La Salle’s calling. With the help of a small group of laymen, De La Salle would leave his prospects of comfort and luxury to establish schools that educated the poor children of Reims and beyond.

Today, about 5,000 Brothers and over 80,000 lay associates come together to uphold the Lasallian mission. They educate approximately one million students in 82 countries every year.


September 13, 2016

La Salle University is a Roman Catholic University in the tradition of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our unique educational mission. For a complete mission statement, please visit www.lasalle.edu/mission.

Positions Available

Click on the links below for a brief summary of our open positions. To apply to any of the following opportunities, please follow the instructions listed in each advertisement.



Front Row (l-r): Al Salazar, ’80, Mary Mullin McNamara, ’80, Lisa Mallon, ’86, Pete DiBattiste, M.D., ’78, Marci Schankweiler, ’90, and Steve Rauscher, ’73
Second Row (l-r): Jim McManus, ’69, Peter Martosella, ’60, Joann Fernandez Magnatta, ’77, Lou Beccaria, Ph.D., ’67, Joe Cloran, ’61, and Mike Smith, ’62
Third Row (l-r): Bill Lee, ’97, Dan Chila, ’70, Dennis Powell, ’71, Jim Mullan, ’61, ’78, Al Riviezzo, ’73
Top Row (l-r): Greg Nowak, ’81, Mike Greenly, ’93, Charlie Quattrone, ’72, and Bill McLaughlin, ’67

The President’s Advisory Council (PAC) at La Salle University is a group of leaders with the specific goal of providing strategic counsel to the administration of La Salle University in order to ensure La Salle’s continued prosperity, the success of its graduates, and the dissemination of the mission and values of St. John Baptist de La Salle.

Membership Listing

As of January 27, 2016

Louis J. “Lou” Beccaria, Ph.D., ’67
President and Chief Executive Officer, Phoenixville Community Health Foundation

Gerard J. “Gerry” Binder, ’73
Assistant Vice President for Investments, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Diego “Dan” Chila, CPA, ’70
President and CEO, Chila Consulting LLC

Sean P. Daly, ’94
Partner, M&A Transaction Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Steven L. “Steve” Davis, M.D., ’83
Owner & President, Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Peter “Pete” DiBattiste, M.D., ’78
Global Therapeutic Area Head, Cardiovascular and Metabolism
Janssen Research and Development, LLC, a division of Johnson & Johnson

Charles F. “Chip” Cleary, ’70, ’85
President, Leadership Outcomes, Inc.

Michael J. “Mike” Cleary Esq., ’70
Retired Assistant District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia; Lecturer, Temple University

Joseph H. “Joe” Cloran, ’61
Retired Vice President, American Express Company

Joan Mancini Fitzpatrick, ’74

Stash J. Graham, ’05, ’07
Investment Executive at JP Turner & Company LLC

Michael B. “Mike” Greenly, ’93
Senior Vice President – Wealth Management at UBS Private Wealth Management

Robert E. “Bob” Hanrahan Jr., ’75

Jennifer A. “Jen” Lafond, ’90
Vice President, Financial Services, TransUnion LLC

William F. “Bill” Lee, CFA, ’97
Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Jerome S. “Jerry” Lezynski II, ’82
Managing Director, Marketing & Communication, SEI Investments

Steven J. “Steve” Madonna, Esq. ’64
President at a Private Law Practice in Chatham, NJ

JoAnn Fernandez Magnatta, ’77
Senior VP for Facilities Design, Construction/Real Estate at Main Line Health System

Thomas J. “Tom” Mahoney, CPA, ’70
Principal, The Fairman Group LLC

Lisa M. Mallon, CPA, ’86
Principal, LMM-Consulting, former President and CEO at JC Blair Memorial Hospital

Dennis S. Marlo, CPA, ’64
Managing Director, Sanctuary Group Ltd.

Peter A. Martosella Jr., ’60
Retired CEO of The Palmieri Company

Donna M. Massanova, CPA, ’00
Partner, Employee Benefit Plans Practice Leader, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Matthew W. “Matt” McKeever, ’96
CFO & Executive Vice President, Choice Logistics

William J. “Bill” McLaughlin, ’67
President, McLaughlin & Morgan Incorporated

James F. “Jim” McManus, ’69
Retired Regional Vice President, Caron Foundation

Mary Mullin McNamara, ’80
Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Realtors

James F. “Jim” Mullan, ’61, ’78
Retired President, Enovation Inc.

Gregory J. “Greg” Nowak, Esq., ’81
Partner, Funds Services Practice Group, Pepper Hamilton LLP

John P. “Jack” Pierce, Esq., ’80
Partner and Chair, Real Estate Department, Saul Ewing LLP

Dennis M. Powell, ’71
President, Massey Powell Enterprises Inc.

Colin P. Quinn, ’11
Communications Accreditation Manager, Dept. of Public Safety, Drexel University

Charles “Charlie” Quattrone Jr. CFA, ’72
Self-employed investment manager

Stephen “Steve” Rauscher, ’73
Retired Vice President, Rohm & Haas Company

Albert “Al” Riviezzo, Esq., ’73
Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Michael P. “Mike” Rose, ’77
Vice President, Supply Chain Visibility, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.

Alfonso “Al” Salazar, Esq., ’80
Assistant General Counsel, Subaru of America Inc.

Pauline C. Scalvino, Esq., ’87
Principal and Chief Compliance Officer, The Vanguard Group Inc.

Marcella B. “Marci” Schankweiler, ’90
Founder and President, For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation

Thomas J. “Tom” Shaw Sr., ’71
Retired US & Canada Sales and Business Manager, Boehringer Laboratories Inc.

Thomas J. “Tom” Shaw IV, ’98
Vice President & Director of Production, Momentum Worldwide

Michael P. “Mike” Smith, ’92
Senior Vice President – Talent Management & Rewards, National Football League

William A. “Bill” Smith, ’78
SVP & Community Development Market Manager, Citizens Bank

Rosalind “Roz” Sutch, ’02
Shareholder, Drucker & Scaccetti PC


William Bradshaw
Interim Athletic Director

Thomas Delahunt
Vice President, Enrollment Services

Kevin E. Dolan, Esq.
Vice President and General Counsel

Brian A. Goldstein, Ph.D.

Joseph Meade
Chief of Staff and Director of Goverment Affairs

Brother Ernest J. Miller, F.S.C., D. Min.
Vice President for Mission

Cathleen Parsons-Nikolić
Vice President, University Advancement

Stephanie Pricken
Vice President, Finance and Administration

Dawn Soufleris, Ph.D.
Vice President, Student Affairs/Dean of Students

Brother Joseph Willard, F.S.C.
Executive Assistant to the President



Front Row (l-r): Ralph J. Mauro, Esq., ’84; Susan Altamore Carusi, Esq., ’82; Bernadette M. Mangan, MBA ’85; Thomas A. Leonard, ’70; Margaret A. Kane, ’03; Gregory J. Webster, ’81, MBA ’87; Diego F. Calderin, ’83; Hannah C. Datz, ’10
Second Row (l-r): Stephen K. Degnan, ’87; Judith A. Spires, ’75, MBA ’09; Philip W.J. Fisher, ’61; President Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D.; Stephen T. Zarrilli, ’83; Br. Brian Henderson, F.S.C., ’81, M.A. ’92; Kevin F. O’Donnell, ’88; Robert W. Liptak, ’86
Third Row (l-r): Edward J. Fierko, ’63; William E. Kelly Jr., J.D., ’74; Br. Dennis Malloy, F.S.C., ’74, M.A. ’82; William W. Matthews III, Esq., ’90; James V. Morris, ’79; John T. Shannon Jr., Esq., ’84; John S. Grady Jr., ’89


Reginald M. Browne, ’93
Senior Managing Director
Cantor Fitzgerald Securities

Br. James L. Butler, F.S.C., ’82
La Salle College High School

Br. Frank G. Byrne, F.S.C.
Christian Brothers Academy

Diego F. Calderin, ’83
Former President and Founder,
Anexinet Corporation

Susan Altamore Carusi, Esq., ’82
Executive Vice President
Big Guy Foundation

Hannah C. Datz, ’10
Customer Officer
SAP America, Inc.

Stephen K. Degnan, ’87
Chief Human Resources Officer
Nestle Purina Petcare Company

Edward J. Fierko, ’63
EJF Associates

Philip W.J. Fisher, ’61
Chas. Kurz & Co., Inc.

Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, CFA, ’86
President/Mid-Atlantic Regional Executive for Commercial Banking
Citizens Bank-PA/NJ/DE

Br. James Gaffney, F.S.C., D.Min.
Lewis University

John S. Grady Jr., ’89
Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)

Br. Brian Henderson, F.S.C., ’81, M.A. ’92
Lasallian Formation
Brothers of the Christian Schools District of Eastern North America

Margaret A. Kane, ’03
Vice President
Brian Communications

William E. Kelly Jr., J.D., ’74
Nixon Peabody, LLP

Thomas A. Leonard, ’70
Retired Partner

Robert W. Liptak, ’86
Managing Director
Clarus Ventures

Br. Dennis Malloy, F.S.C., ’74, M.A. ’82
Brothers of the Christian Schools

Bernadette M. Mangan, MBA ’85
Former CEO
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia

William W. Matthews III, Esq., ’90
Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP

Ralph J. Mauro, Esq., ’84
SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
NutriSystem, Inc.

James V. Morris, ’79
Explorer Investments

Kevin F. O’Donnell, ’88
Managing Director
Black Rock

Frank C. Palopoli, ’69
Retired real estate investment and development executive

William R. Sasso, Esq., ’69
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

John T. Shannon Jr., Esq., ’84
Vice President for University Advancement
Montclair State University

James J. Smart, CPA, ’79
Partner – Advisory Services
Marcum LLP

Judith A. Spires, ’75, MBA ’09
President & CEO
AG Supermarket Holdings

Gregory J. Webster, ’81, MBA ’87
Chief Operating Officer
PMC Property Group

Officers of the Corporation

Stephen T. Zarrilli, ’83, Chair of the Board
President & CEO
Safeguard Scientifics Inc.

Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D., President
La Salle University

Br. Edward J. Sheehy, F.S.C., Ph.D., ’68, Vice President of the Corporation
Associate Professor
La Salle University- Box 201

Amy Bosio, Treasurer and Financial Advisor
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Legal Adviser

Louis A. Petroni, Esq., ’77
Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP

Trustees Emeriti

Joseph A. Gallagher, ’50, Emeritus
G. Dennis O’Brien, Ph.D., Emeritus


Office of the President
Peale House
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D.

Kevin E. Dolan, Esq.
Vice President and General Counsel

Joseph Meade
Chief of Staff and Director of Government Affairs

Br. Ernest J. Miller, F.S.C., D.Min.
Vice President for Mission

Joseph J. Willard, F.S.C.
Executive Assistant to the President

Maryanne Taylor
Executive Administrative Assistant

Danielle Gronczewski
Executive Coordinator


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