1950s

1952

Saul B. Eskin (B.A.) of Fresno, Calif., has enjoyed a career as a paint and print artist for the past 29 years.

1956 — Reunion Year

1959

Brother Dominic A. Berardelli, F.S.C. (B.A., M.A. ’60) of Moraga, Calif., is celebrating 60 years as a Brother of the Christian Schools.

Michael J. Proctor (B.A.) of Colorado Springs, Colo., is celebrating 56 years of marriage to his wife, Bernice C. (Shea) Proctor.

1960s

1961 — Reunion Year

1963

Louis D. Seymour (B.S.) of Cinnaminson, N.J., celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary with his wife, Margaret T. (Huml) Seymour, on Sept. 24, 2015.

1964

Joseph P. Batory (B.A.) of Philadelphia, Pa., was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of School Administrators for his efforts on behalf of schools and his advocacy of the rights of children.

1965

Charles A. Pizagno III (B.S.) of New Hope, Pa., celebrated 50 years of marriage with his wife, Dolores Marie Dopkin.

1966 — Reunion Year

Gabe Horchler (B.A.) of Cheverly, Md., was interviewed for the Law Librarians of Congress’ In Custodia Legis blog about his 48-year career with the Library of Congress. He is section head of the Law Section of Library Services’ Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, U.S. Programs, Law & Literature Division.

Joseph L. Velten Jr. (B.A.) of Warminster, Pa., is entering his 50th year teaching English at Archbishop Wood High School.

1969

Norman H. Rappaport, DDS, M.D. (B.S.) of Houston, Texas, was elected to a three-year term as Trustee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc., the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world.

 

 

1970s

1970

Paul J. Burgoyne, Esq. (B.A.) of Cherry Hill, N.J., was elected President of the National Organization of Bar Council.

James F. Naegeli (B.A.) of Canton, Ohio, retired from Canton Central Catholic High School after 44 years as a theology teacher, 25 years as soccer coach, and 24 years as campus minister.

Robert F. Shea (B.A.) of Dallas, Texas, is a senior adviser at The Pacific Institute and has expanded his firm to Australia and Singapore.

1971 — Reunion Year

Thomas Coyne (B.A.) of Hatfield, Pa., retired from Drexel University after a career in higher education that spanned more than 35 years at various institutions, including La Salle, Temple, and Thomas Jefferson.

Dominic A. Jacquinto (B.A.) of Philadelphia, Pa., retired from the Philadelphia Courts after 40 years of dedicated service.

1972

Michael J. Dunn Jr. (B.S.) of Morristown, N.J., retired from his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Suburban Propane Partners, LP, in Whippany, N.J.

Rev. Leonard P. Hindsley, O.P., Ph.D. (B.A.) of Westport, Mass., retired after 30 years of teaching at Providence College in Providence, R.I. He remains the pastor of Saint John the Baptist Church in Westport, Mass.

Roman O. Nowakiwsky (B.S.) of Firestone, Colo., and his wife, Olha Nowakiwsky (B.S., ’77), both retired in September 2015.

1973

William J. Meis, D.O. (B.A.) of Erdenheim, Pa., was honored with the 2014–15 Clinical Teacher of the Year Award and 2015 Dean’s Appreciation Award for Service by the Department of Surgery—Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

1976 — Reunion Year

Ronald M. Fonock (B.A.) of Phoenixville, Pa., retired after 39 years of services as Chief of Police in Upper Merion Township, Pa.

1977

Olha Nowakiwsky (B.S.) of Firestone, Colo., and her husband, Roman O. Nowakiwsky (B.S., ’72), both retired in September 2015.

1978

Edward J. Kane (B.A.) of Gordonville, Pa., is still teaching statistics at Eastern Mennonite University’s Lancaster campus and bicycling 2,000-plus miles per year.

1979

Richard L. Davis, T.O.R. (M.A.) of Loretto, Pa., was elected Minister Provincial of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Loretto.

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Joseph W. Devine (B.A.)

Joseph W. Devine (B.A.), of Sewell, N.J., President and Chief Executive Officer of Kennedy Health System, was named one of the 50 most influential business people in South Jersey by South Jersey Biz magazine.

1980s

1980

Russell A. Spruance (B.A.) of Pittsboro, N.C., retired as a special agent with Immigration and Customs Enforcement after 32 years of service in federal law enforcement.

1981 — Reunion Year

Marlene M. Goebig (B.A.) of Philadelphia, Pa., received the 2015 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. She recently earned a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Walden University and teaches theater at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts.

1982

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Michele G. Morgera, Esq. (B.A.)

Michele G. Morgera, Esq. (B.A.) of Mount Laurel, N.J., a 26-year veteran of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, recently joined the Haddonfield, N.J., office of law firm Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt, and Flores, LLC.

1983

Janice M. Beitz Ph.D., R.N. (BSN) of Cherry Hill, N.J., was inducted into the Academy of Nursing Education Fellows of the National League for Nursing in Las Vegas, Nev., in October 2015.

Steve L. Davis, M.D. (B.A.) of Cherry Hill, N.J., was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal about his plastic surgery career and tennis and boxing training.

Lou V. Eccleston (MBA) of Princeton Junction, N.J., is the Chief Executive Officer of TMX Group and was featured in Waters magazine, a publication covering the business and technology issues of the Buy-Side Technology and Sell-Side Technology brands and their respective markets.

1984

Susan Croushore (MBA) of Wildwood, N.J., is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Dennis T. Owens (B.A.) of Mechanicsburg, Pa., received the Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting on the influence of lobbyists in the state Capitol.

1986 — Reunion Year

1987

Steve K. Degnan (B.S.) of Wildwood, Mo., was elected Chairman of the Starkloff Disability Institute Board of Directors.

1989

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Pamela M. (Doody) Cyr, CPA (B.A.)

Pamela M. (Doody) Cyr, CPA (B.A.), of Mount Laurel, N.J., Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Banking Officer for Beneficial Bank, was named one of the top 50 most influential business people in South Jersey by South Jersey Biz magazine.

1990s

1990

Stephen G. Hart (B.S.) of Willow Grove, Pa., was promoted to vice president in the Human Resources Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Hart is also president of the Pennsylvania/Delaware/ New Jersey Distance Learning Association and an adjunct professor at La Salle.

1991 — Reunion Year

Eugene J. Halus Jr., Ph.D. (B.A.) of Schwenksville, Pa., was appointed Director of Education Freedom’s Foundation at Valley Forge.

Eric R. Toppy (B.A.) of Robinsville, N.J., is the Chief Commercial Officer at ETHOS Health Communications and was featured in Philadelphia Business Journal’s “People on the Move” column in May 2015.

1993

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Francis J. Shammo, CPA (MBA)

Francis J. Shammo, CPA (MBA) of Branchburg, N.J., was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Unum Group, a provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and the United Kingdom. Shammo is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Communications, Inc.

1995

Valerie J. Batezel, Ph.D., DNP (MSN) of Yardley, Pa., received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Wilkes University in January 2015.

1996 — Reunion Year

1997

Diana A. (Portillo) Sisum (B.A.) of Chester Springs, Pa., and her husband, Troy D. Sisum, Esq. (B.A. ’98), welcomed their second son, Owen Christopher, in March 2015.

1998

Thomas A. Mulligan (B.A.) of Conshohocken, Pa., was named Inquirer Coach of the Year in South Jersey girls’ basketball. Mulligan is coach of the Haddon Township Hawks girls’ basketball team.

Troy D. Sisum, Esq. (B.A.) of Chester Springs, Pa., and his wife, Diana A. (Portillo) Sisum (B.A. ’97), welcomed their second son, Owen Christopher, in March 2015.

1999

Michael J. Borda, Ph.D. (B.A.) of West Deptford, N.J., recently joined the University of Pennsylvania as the Director of Research Initiatives in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. Borda was previously a Partner and Senior Consultant at Golder Associates, Inc.

Angela M. Smith (B.A., M.A. ’09) of Cherry Hill, N.J., was named Vice President of Events and Sales at Billy Penn, a mobilefirst platform designed to connect citizens to relevant news and information about Philadelphia.

2000s

2001 — Reunion Year

Albert J. Corr (MBA) of Bensalem, Pa., was named Senior Vice President of Endurance Real Estate Group, a real estate investment and development firm based in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

Dave G. Greer (B.A.) of Matawan, N.J., is State Supervisor of World Languages at the New Jersey Department of Education and earned his Doctorate of Education from Rutgers University.

Elizabeth L. (Dierking) McAtee (B.A.) of Center Valley, Pa., married Patrick J. McAtee (B.A. ’03).

Victor M. Pomales (BSW) of Philadelphia, Pa., was ordained as a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on June 6, 2015.

2003

James R. Gilbarty (B.S.) of Hoboken, N.J., is engaged to Nicole Hogan. They’re planning an Oct. 15, 2016 wedding in Key Largo, Fla.

Patrick J. McAtee (B.A.) of Center Valley, Pa., married Elizabeth L. (Dierking) McAtee (B.A. ’01).

Ricky A. Palladino, Esq. (B.A.) of Philadelphia, Pa., and his wife welcomed a daughter, Gia Marie, on July 14, 2015.

Sara McClafferty Torres (B.A.) of Yucatan, Mexico, and her husband, Johnny, welcomed a son, Daniel Grey, on July 21.

2004

Dennis Feltwell (M.A.) of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and his wife, Christine, welcomed their third child, Isaac Nicholas, on April 13, 2015.

Paris L. McLean (B.A.) of Bordentown, N.J., became the Head of Lower School at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, N.J., after a decade of service at Princeton Day School.

2005

Aymee Davis (B.A.) and Ricardo Johnson (B.A. ’07), welcomed a daughter, Zadie Rae, on Dec. 1, 2014.

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Katy Horsman, ’05, and Jim Roshannon were married on Aug. 22, 2015, and many La Salle friends and Gamma Phi Beta sorority sisters joined in the celebration. 1. Erin Musser, ’06 2. Amber (Gruver) Mercado, ’06 3. Krystin Thomas, ’05 4. Michelle Bauer, ’06 5. Katy (Horsman) Roshannon, ’05 (bride) 6. Pat McLaughlin, ’06 7. Cara Rogers, ’06 8. Megan (Huffnagle) Fleming, ’08 9. Nick Gogno, ’05 10. Amanda Tarczynski, ’05 11. Lia (Filetto) McGinnis, ’05 12. Stefanie Perrone, ’05 13. Kristina (Barone) Fung, ’05 14. Lauren (Reilly) Eisenmann, ’04 15. Lauren (Downey) Donofrio, ’05 16. Kyle Dimmerling, ’03 17. Alexandra (Trignani) McGinn, ’06 18. Jamie Gross, ’06 19. Lisa (Voight) Baldwin, ’05 20. Danielle (Oberdick) Udinson, ’06 21. Katie McNamara, ’06 22. Kate (Caselotti) Rodgers, ’06 23. Michelle (Doyka) Sanna, ’03 24. Colleen Mullarkey, ’06 25. Bill Paris, ’05 26. Rogue groomsman/photo bomber 27. Tom Rodgers, ’06 28. Shane Donnelly, ’06

2006 — Reunion Year

Catrina Louise Vitagliano, Psy.D. (B.A., MACP ’09, Psy.D. ’11) of Philadelphia, Pa., joined La Salle’s Graduate Psychology Department as an assistant professor.

Shane Donnelly (B.A.) of Havertown, Pa., has been recognized by the Society of Wine Educators as a Certified Specialist of Wine and by the French Wine Society as a French Wine Scholar.

2007

Ricardo Johnson (B.A.) and Aymee Davis (B.A. ’05) welcomed a daughter, Zadie Rae, on Dec. 1, 2014.

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Kevin Gianfortune, ’07, married Elizabeth Nicastro on June 27, 2015, at the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate in Winterthur, Del., with many La Salle alums in attendance. Back row: Kevin Forik, ’07, Bill Smart, ’07, Kevin Gianfortune, ’07 (groom), Drew Silich, ’07, Anthony Machamer, ’07, Colleen Kane, ’07, Meg (Gaffney) Silich, ’07, and Frank Feola, ’07. Front row: Trish Carney, ’07, Janine (Stevens) Monico, ’07, and Jen (Mattioli) Forik, ’07.

2008

Megan L. (Rowen) Nolan (B.S.) of Philadelphia, Pa., and her husband, Tim, welcomed a daughter, Hailey Elizabeth, on April 20, 2015.

2009

Emily Brennan (B.A.) of Philadelphia, Pa., married Rory Lucey on Aug. 1, 2015.

Colleen P. Green (B.A.) of Havertown, Pa., married Dennis E. Sheahan (B.S.) on June 19, 2015.

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Sam Fran Scavuzzo, ’09, married Hannah C. Datz, ’10, a member of La Salle’s Board of Trustees, on July 11, 2015. More than 50 Explorers were in attendance, including many former members of The Collegian staff, The Masque, and the Improv 101 troupe. Alums include Gene Troxell, ’77, Rachel Currie, ’13, M.S. ’14, Maura McCaney, ’11, Maeve Daly, ’11, Sara Brennan, ’11, Sean Gubitosi, ’13, Catherine Zini, ’13, Emily Apisa, ’11, Katie Grob, ’14, Emily Brennan, ’09, Melissa Mongi, ’07, Courtney Pugh, ‘12, Ryan Barry, ‘07, Megan Marron, ’12, Joseph Gilson, ’07, Matt Lamson, ’12, Tricia DeMeno, ’07, Pam (McDonald) Kain, ’07, MSN ’15, Joe Kain, ’11, Kelly (Forrest) O’Neill, ’10, Drew Anderson, ’12, Nate Adams, ’08, Kaitlyn Linsner, ‘11, Megan (Magee) Yinger, ‘08, Candace Cannon, ‘07, Matt Dwyer, ‘12, Allison Neff, ’10, Jamie Glasheen, ’13, Tori Ridge, ’09, Michael McLeish, ’09, John O’Riordan, ’09, Frank Visco, ’08, ’14, Jason Yinger, ’07, Tammi Jones, ’09, Jeff Maichrowycz, ’09, Pat Dohony, ’13, Erin Collington, ’13, and Nick Talbot, ’09.

2011 — Reunion Year

2012

Queen C. Muse (B.A., M.A. ’14) of Philadelphia, Pa., recently joined the Office of Institutional Advancement as a writer at Thomas Jefferson University and Health.

Vinny C. Vella (B.A.) of Kresgeville, Pa., was honored at The Dow Jones News Fund’s first-ever Alumni Awards Reception on Oct. 9 in New York City. Vella, a former editorin-chief of The Collegian, and five others who had participated in News Fund college internships received a 2015 Alumni Award from the organization.