Class Notes

John J. McCann, ’52 and his wife, Margaret A. McCann, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 1, 2022.

Nicholas Cianci, ’58, published three books on Amazon: Dis‘n Dat n’ Done, Street Kid, and Street Kid II.

James F. Stehli, ’59, turned 91 in April 2023. James is a disabled Korean War veteran who shares two sons and six grandchildren with his wife, Norma.

James J. Kirschke, ’64, Ph.D., addressed an audience at Surrey Services, in Devon, Pa. on his memoir, Not Going Home Alone: A Marine’s Story (Ballantine Books/Random House).

Joseph E. Markert, ’65, retired from Rutgers University faculty on Dec. 31, 2022, after 52 years.

Anthony J. DePaul, ’66, published Relentless Survivors, a military thriller novel.

Jeffrey M. Voluck, ’66, accepted a contributing role on the upcoming film Dead Man’s Hand, after retiring from his law practice.

Ralph J. Teti, ’70, was featured in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America by Willig, Williams & Davidson.

John J. Sweeder, ’71, former professor of education at La Salle, published his second book of poetry, Untangling Knots.

Joseph L. Tedesco, ’71, received the South Philadelphia High School Annual Award of Excellence on Nov. 5, 2022.

Francis J. Kolpak, ’72, married Lynn M. Stanton-Kolpak on May 22, 2021.

Nicholas M. Rongione, ’76, retired after 45 years as a business leader. He has been a dedicated organizer for alumni engagement and philanthropic efforts with fellow Explorers in Florida.

Ronald F. Feinberg, ’77, and his organization RADfertility joined the CCRM Fertility Network after 25 years of operation.

Beth Harper Briglia, ’80, retired from the Chester County Community Foundation after 20 years of service. Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, she serves as a philanthropic consultant for select funds of the Foundation and other unaffiliated clients as an independent philanthropic advisor.

Naomi J. Halas, ’80, professor at Rice University in Houston, Texas shared the 2022 Eni Energy Transition Award for developing technology to increase the efficiency of industrial hydrogen production.

Carlton A. Payne, ’81, published his sixth book titled, Just an Honest Mistake.

Michael J. Driscoll, ’82, was sworn in as a member of the Philadelphia City Council on June 14, 2022, representing the 6th Council District.

Sandra L. Jeskie, ’84, received the Duane Morris Women’s Impact Network for Success Cheryl Bryson Leadership Award for significant contributions to women in the legal world.

Eric Toppy, ’91, began a rowing program at Atlantic Cape Community College in Hamilton, N.J.

Richard G. Poulson, ’92, was featured in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America by Willig, Williams & Davidson.

Anthony “Tony” Verlezza, MBA ’93, was one of the recipients of the Beta Gamma Sigma Award in March 2023.

Christine Ellis Moran, ’94, joined McDaniel College as the Associate Vice President of Student Success.

Brian M. Marriott, Esq., ’95, was sworn in as a magisterial district judge on July 9, 2022.

Matthew Quick, ’96, HON ’13, released his latest novel, We Are The Light, on Nov. 1, 2022.

Mary Martha Eicholtz, ’97, retired as an associate professor and chair of department of communication studies at Kutztown University.

Dana M. Sobol, ’98, has been included in Marquis Who’s Who, a database of biographical volumes of individuals who are selected on the basis of noteworthy accomplishments and influence on a field’s development.

Carol A. Thalheimer, ’00, celebrated her fifth year cancer free in 2022.

Douglas I. Oliver, M.A. ’02, PECO VP of Governmental & External Affairs, was named to Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis’ Transition Advisory Committee. He will serve on the Environment/Energy Committee.

Christopher C. Schwartz, ’04, was awarded a Ph.D. in philosophy from KU Leuven in Belgium on Sept. 27, 2022 by successfully defending his dissertation on the “Philosophy of Journalism.” On Oct. 17, 2022, he began his postdoctoral education at the Rochester Institute of Technology. 

Melissa M. Boyd, ’06, published her book Creating Calm in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1: Relaxation & Grounding Techniques for Kids, a mental health picture book for children.

Fr. Kevin C. Hughes, S.J., ’08, has been assigned to teach theology and assist with campus ministry at Cheverus High School in Portland starting in the 2022-23 academic year.

Douglas M. Phelan, ’09, D.O., was named president-elect of the New Hampshire Academy of Family Physicians. Douglas married Stephanie DeVito on Jan. 1, 2022.

John Di Pompeo, ’10, and Stephen Coulter, ’11, met at La Salle 13 years ago in 2009, and celebrated their wedding in Ocean City, N.J. on Oct. 7, 2022. A large group of family and friends that went to La Salle University celebrated at the wedding.

John Di Pompeo, ’10, and Stephen Coulter, ’11

Christine Diana, ’11, Esq., made partner at Jones Jones LLC in New York City on Jan. 1, 2023.

Maureen Clare Hoey, ’17, married Kurtis Konrad, on Dec. 4, 2021.

Terry Li, ’18, and Brittany Lutek, ’18, married on Oct. 8, 2022. They credit La Salle for helping them find their “La Soulmate.”

Laura Frein, MBA ’21, CPSM, was hired as the business development and marketing manager for Urban Engineer’s surface transportation market.

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