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4 10 FALL 2004 • VOLUME 25, NUMBER 1 On the Commons EDITOR Valarie Clark Wolff

DESIGNERS Francene Pisano Liples Lynn M. Sfanos 12 CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Sandra Skies Ludwig Kevin Southard The President’s Business Robert P. Zelno ’66, G’77 Council Annual Stan M. Zygmunt, ’84, G’95 Award Dinner, Held CLASS NOTES EDITOR Oct. 7, 2004, Supports Rev. Neil P. McLaughlin, S.J. Full-Tuition Presidential PHOTOGRAPHY Scholarships Terry Connors PaulaLynn Connors-Fauls ’88 Don Hamerman Bill Johnson Alumni and Faculty Authors Michael Touey With published works ranging from ALUMNI RELATIONS VOLUNTEER children’s literature and fiction titles to Sidney Lebowitz non-fiction and scholarly books, Scranton PRESIDENT alumni and faculty make important Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. contributions in the publishing world. VICE PRESIDENT FOR INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT Alumni Authors...12 Paul J. Strunk Faculty Authors...18



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The new faculty are: Joseph Kraus, Jerome P. DeSanto has been named Faculty & Staff Ph.D., Lecturer, English; Jerry R. Muir, Jr., Vice President for Planning and Chief Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mathematics; Information Officer. As Vice President Thirteen Faculty Promoted Stacey Muir, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, for Planning, Mr. DeSanto directs the Mathematics; Declan Mulhall, Ph.D., University’s strategic planning process and University President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, Assistant Professor, Physics/Electrical assessment and institutional research S.J., Ph.D., has announced 13 faculty Engineering; Bonnie Oldham, M.L.S., function. As Chief Information Officer, he promotions, including tenure decisions, M.S., Assistant Professor, Weinberg oversees all of the University’s administrative which went into effect at the beginning of Memorial Library; Steven Olshewsky, Ph.D., computing services, networking resources the 2004-2005 academic year. Assistant Professor, Accounting; Thomas and technology support. The following faculty have been Shimkus, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Sr. Bernadette Duross, R.S.M., promoted to Professor effective the fall Mathematics; Vanessa Silla, Ed.D., Lecturer, has been named Director of Ignatian of 2004: Thomas M. Collins, Ph.D., Education; Steven Szydlowski, M.B.A., Spiritual Formation. Reporting to the Counseling and Human Services; M.H.A., Lecturer, Health Administration/ Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Lawrence W. Kennedy, Ph.D., History; Human Resources; Jennifer Tripp, Ph.D., Sr. Bernadette provides spiritual direction Mary E. Muscari, Ph.D., Nursing; Susan Assistant Professor, Chemistry; Annette and Ignatian retreat opportunities, L. Poulson, Ph.D., History; Terrence Tross, M.S.N., C.N.R.P., Lecturer, Nursing; sponsors programs related to the E. Sweeney, Ph.D., Biology; Argyrios Robyn Walters, Ph.D., Lecturer, Exercise University’s Jesuit mission and identity, C. Varonides, Ph.D., Physics/Electrical Science; Kevin Wilkerson, Ph.D., Assistant and offers faith formation opportunities Engineering; Janice Voltzow, Ph.D., Professor, Counseling/Human Services. for faculty, staff and administration. Biology; Daniel J. West, Ph.D., Health Patrick F. Leahy has been named Administration and Human Resources. Executive Assistant to the President. The following have been promoted Staff Appointments In his position, Mr. Leahy has a wide to Associate Professor and granted tenure Announced range of responsibilities including a beginning the fall of 2004: Matthew special emphasis on directing all of M. Reavy, Ph.D., Communication; Rev. Steven Agostino, S.J., has the University’s federal, state and local and William G. Wallick, Ph.D., Health been named Senior Development government relations programs and Administration and Human Resources. Officer in the Office of Institutional initiatives. The following have been promoted Advancement. Fr. Agostino is responsible Carol Maculloch has been appointed to associate professor beginning in the for coordinating the University’s fund- Director of Annual Giving Programs fall of 2004: Mary Jane K. DiMattio, raising activities directed toward major in Institutional Advancement. Ms. Ph.D., Nursing; and Michael Knies, M.A., donors in the northeast and southeast Maculloch will direct the University’s M.L.S., Weinberg Memorial Library. regions of the . Annual Fund, the annual giving Kathleen K. Montgomery, D.Ed., Harold Baille, Ph.D., has been named campaign that supports improvements to Education, has been granted tenure Interim Associate Provost for Academic facilities, faculty development, student effective in the fall of 2004. Affairs. Dr. Baille joined the faculty in the Philosophy Department at the University scholarships and financial aid. in 1978. He is an affiliated faculty Anitra Yusinski has been named New Faculty Appointed member in the Department of Public Dean of Students. In her role as The University has appointed 13 new Health and Management of Tbilisi Sate Dean of Students, Ms. Yusinski full-time faculty members for the 2004- Medical University in , and has assists in the overall leadership of 2005 academic year, according to Beth E. been a visiting professor at the University The Office of Student Affairs and Barnett, Provost and Vice President for of Trnava in the Republic of Slovakia. supervises seven key offices under Academic Affairs. the umbrella of Student Affairs. Rev. Steven Sr. Bernadette Agostino, S.J. Harold Baille, Ph.D. Jerome P. DeSanto Duross, R.S.M. Patrick F. Leahy Carol Maculloch Anitra Yusinski

4 THE SCRANTON JOURNAL Shown at the presentation of the Earl Award at the University Convocation are, from left: Frank X.J. Homer, Ph.D., Professor of History; Beth E. Barnett, Ed.D., Provost and Vice Presi- dent of Academic Affairs; University President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.; Francis X. Jordan, Ph.D., recipient; Pauline Earl; Karen Earl Kolon, M.D.; and Jacqueline Earl Hurst. Faculty, Staff Honored categories: clerical and technical staff; Lavis Scholarship; Christina Drogalis, professional and paraprofessional staff; the Msgr. Joseph G. Quinn Scholarship; at University Convocation and maintenance/public safety staff. This Kaci E. Haines, the Frank McDonnell, The University celebrated the year’s recipients are: Susan E. Patten, Esq., Scholarship; Sarah A. Kosydar, the achievements and service of faculty and Classroom and Schedule Coordinator, Honorable Fred Belardi Scholarship; John staff members from across campus during Office of the Registrar; Patricia A. Muschelli, the Patrick A. Casey, Esq., University Convocation, held Sept. 10 Suhanick, Secretary, Office of Financial Scholarship; Rebecca A. Prial, the Mr. in the McDade Center for Literary and Aid; and Joseph M. Mariani, Carpenter William H. Finn Scholarship; and Mary Performing Arts. Foreman, Office of Physical Plant. B. Vogel, the Rosellen Garrett, Ph.D., Francis X. Jordan, Ph.D., Associate Scholarship. Professor of English, was presented with the John L. Earl III Distinguished Service Students The University Welcomes Award. This award is presented annually to the member of the University faculty Presidential Scholars the Class of 2008 whose service to the University and the Awarded The University of Scranton welcomed wider community best represents the more than 1,320 incoming students tradition of generosity and dedication during Fall Welcome Weekend, Aug. that Dr. Earl, a distinguished professor 28-29. The incoming class includes 977 of history, exemplified from 1964–1996. full-time freshman students; about 60 John C. Norcross, Ph.D., transfer students to the undergraduate Professor of Psychology, was named day colleges; approximately 60 adult and Distinguished University Fellow. part-time students and more than 225 Distinguished University Fellows graduate school students. are eminent and exemplary scholars The incoming undergraduate class was who have enriched the intellectual drawn from more than 6,125 applicants, Seated, from left: University President and moral climate of the University which is the largest applicant pool in the Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., congratu- through the highest levels of excellence university’s history and an 8.4 percent lates 2004 Presidential Scholarship in teaching, research and service. increase over the last year’s record of Three members of the University Recipients Rebecca Prial and Kaci 5,654 applicants. The University has seen staff were presented with the Sursum Haines and, standing, from left, its undergraduate applicant pool increase Corda Award. Sursum Corda translates Sarah Kosydar, Mary Vogel, Jacque- 64 percent over the past three years. to “Lift Up Your Hearts.” This award line Beer, John Muschelli, Amanda The number of students inquiring about has been established to recognize those Blorstad and Christina Drogalis. the University has also increased to 47,438, members of the University staff who which represents a 12.7 percent over last The University has awarded eight have made outstanding contributions to year’s total of 42,090. freshmen full-tuition Presidential the life and mission of the University. Undergraduate majors seeing the largest Scholarships named in honor of One award is presented in each of three increase this year are marketing, political individuals who have made significant science, management and history. contributions to the University and the community. Student volunteers known as Presidential Scholarships are awarded “Purple People” help freshmen move to incoming freshmen with exemplary into residence halls during Fall high school records both inside and Welcome Weekend, Aug. 28-29. outside the classroom. The scholarships cover the full cost of tuition for four years of study as long as the recipient maintains at least a 3.25 grade point average. The 2004 Presidential Scholars From left, University President Rev. Scott and honorees are: Jacqueline M. Beer, R. Pilarz, S.J., congratulates Sursum the Mr. Guy T. Valvano Scholarship; Corda winners Susan Patten, Patricia Amanda Blorstad, the Mr. Robert G. Suhanick and Joseph Mariani.

F A L L 2 0 0 4 5 listed the University among the “Best 357 Faculty Research John Deak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Colleges” in the nation. In July, Kaplan of Chemistry (left), and undergraduate Publishing included Scranton in its NIH Funds Professor’s student Timothy D. Sechler collabo- Unofficial, (Un)biased, Insider’s Guide to rated in a research project that details the 331 Most Interesting Colleges. Research how heat energy is created at the Timothy Foley, Ph.D., Assistant molecular level. Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry has received Association for the Advancement of a $121,835 grant from the National Appoints New Chair, Science. It was posted on the Science Institutes of Health to fund a three-year Express Web site in September. Co-Chair and Members study examining the basic chemical The innovative research technique Six new members have been elected conditions of the brain that are successfully completed the first-ever to three-year terms on The University implicated in the onset and progression of detailed measurement of how heat of Scranton’s Board of Trustees, and two Alzheimer’s disease. The grant will fund energy is created at the molecular level. members have been elected as the new his study “PP2A-Like Constitutive ERK/ Their approach could have far-reaching Chair and Vice Chair. MAPK Phosphatase in the Brain.” implications for developing nano-devices. Joseph P. Bannon, M.D., ’83. James A. Working on this study with Dr. The National Science Foundation, the Caccavo ’84, Theresa E. DeBarbrie, Msgr. Foley are biochemistry graduate Air Force Office of Scientific Research and Andrew E. Martin, Matthew Ruhl, S.J., and students Marissa Kintner and Laura the U.S. Department of Energy supported Frederick Zagone, S.J., began their terms on Petro, undergraduate biology major this work. Two University of Scranton the Board in October. Esther Axtell, and research grants also supported this research. John D. Dionne ’86 serves as Chair of biochemistry and the Board for 2004-05. He was appointed biomathematics to the Board of Trustees in 2000. Patricia double major Han Li. News Moran, Esq., ’81, a member of the Board since 2000, serves as Vice Chair. Timothy Foley, Ph.D., and Events (left) Assistant Profes- Doctoral Program sor of Chemistry, is Scranton Scores High assisted by Han Li in National Publications Established ’05 (right) and three th The University of Scranton announced other students in For the 11 consecutive year, U.S. the creation of its first doctoral program his research about News & World Report has included The at a news conference on Oct. 5. The Alzheimer’s disease. University of Scranton among the top 10 doctor of physical therapy program was master’s universities in the north. In the established to ensure that the University’s Chemistry Professor 2005 edition of “America’s Best Colleges,” physical therapy graduates remain at the the University was rated sixth among forefront of their field. Collaborates in Ground Universities-Master’s in the north for the The vision of the American Physical second straight year. Breaking Research Therapy Association for physical thera- The University also ranked 12th pists for the year 2020 is that physical John Deak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor among Universities-Master’s in the north therapy will be provided by a doctor of of Chemistry, and undergraduate in the category “Great Schools at a Great physical therapy who is recognized as the student Timothy Sechler, collaborated Price,” which relates academic quality to practitioner of choice for the assessment, with University of chemistry the cost of attendance. evaluation, treatment and prevention of professor Dana Dlott, Ph.D., Yoonsoo The U.S. News physical impairments. Pang, graduate assistant, and Zhaohui ranking follows on As a first step, the University’s Depart- Wang, post-doctoral research associate, other recognition ment of Physical Therapy began offering this in a research project that details how heat Scranton has received fall an entirely Web-based transition doctor energy is created at the molecular level. for the quality and of physical therapy degree (tDPT) designed Results of the research were published value of its educational specifically for practicing clinicians. in the Oct. 15 issue of Science, the offerings. In August prestigious journal of the American the Princeton Review

6 THE SCRANTON JOURNAL Incoming freshmen at The University of Campus Clock Dedicated Scranton can apply for “guaranteed admis- sion” to the DPT program based on the The University dedicated the clock strength of their overall application, con- on the campus Commons in memory of tingent on their completion of the required alumna Catherine Manley Coffey during J. Joseph Grady, Esq., ’81, (right) events held Oct. 2. Mrs. Coffey, who prerequisite courses, clinical requirements a representative of Parents of Down and required grade-point level. Students graduated from the University in 1986, Syndrome of Lackawanna County, not enrolled at the University can apply to died in an automobile accident in 2002. introduced Chris Burke (second from the DPT program through the University’s She was to be installed as President of the left), one of the keynote speakers at Graduate School Office. 38,000-member University of Scranton the disAbility Conference held Sept. National Alumni Society in January 30 – Oct. 1. 2003. She would have been the first woman to hold this position. President of St. Mary’s College and Seminary; and Loring Brinckerhoff, Ph.D., Ed Coffey, husband of the late Director of the Office of Disability Policy Catherine Manley Coffey ’86, is at Educational Testing Service and a joined by daughters Michaela (left) consultant to Harvard Medical School and and Claire (right) at the dedication of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. the clock on the campus Commons. The Conference also included the presentation of the Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Award for Excellence in Rehabilitative Leadership to Senator Robert J. Mellow, representative for the 22nd district of . Improvement Projects Enhance Campus Physical Therapy Student Phil Prior As part of a $2.1 million campus helps Rene Hakim, Ph.D., Assistant maintenance and improvement project over Professor of Physical Therapy at the the summer, the outside staircase and brick University, demonstrate the capabilities patio of the Gunster Center were replaced. ® of the NeuroCom Smart EquiTest Other improvements completed during the during a news conference announcing summer included renovations to the second the DPT program. floor dining room of the Gunster Center, upgrades to residence halls and classrooms, Third Annual DisAbility and the completion of a multi-year sprinkler Conference Held system installation project. The outside staircase and brick patio Approximately 200 people attended of the Gunster Center were replaced the University’s third annual Conference this summer. on disAbility held Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 on campus. National and international experts and inspirational speakers explored the theme, “Strengthening Family-Professional Partnerships: Strategies for Success” for an audience that ranged from practitioners and educators to parents and counselors. Keynote speakers included Chris Burke, television star and spokesperson for the National Down Syndrome Society; Ellie Clavier Rothstein, M.D., founder of ParenTalk, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Gerald L. Zachorchak, Ed.D., Deputy Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education; Thomas H. Powell, Ed.D.,

F A L L 2 0 0 4 7 Grants Diversified Sponsors Women’s Basketball and Gifts Tournament Diversified Information Technologies Mentoring Program presented a $5,000 check to University Receives Community representatives in support of the Women’s Basketball Tournament being held Dec. Support 11. From left: Toby Lovecchio, Director of The University has received funding Athletics; Mike Strong, Associate Professor, from two organizations in support Exercise Science/Sport and Coach for the Metropolitan Life donated $10,000 of its University of Success program. Lady Royals basketball team; Clifford K. Each year, 20 seventh graders enroll to the University of Success Program. Melberger, President and CEO of Diversified in this program, which continues Shown at the check presentation are, Information Technologies; and Taryn through high school graduation. The from left: Kimberly L. McCleland, Mellody ’07, member of the Lady Royals. University of Success provides mentoring Human Resources Representative, and tutoring in academic, social and Joseph B. Manley, Jr., Financial Ser- Education Department cultural opportunities designed to vices Executive, Lynn McGinty, Vice motivate students to complete high President, Joseph Monetta, Assistant Receives Grant for school successfully and to enroll in post- Vice President, Richard E. Calogero, Mathematics Program secondary education. Students who Vice President and Site Leader, and come from economically disadvantaged Michael Reilly, Human Resources The S.H.A.R.E. Summer Academy circumstances and those with minority Generalist, all of Met Life; Gary was the first component of a three-year backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Celli, Director of Special Projects; professional development program funded and Margaret McNulty, Director of by a $620,000 grant The University of Corporate and Foundation Relations Scranton received from the Pennsylvania Department of Education Higher Education at the University. Initiative. The University will deliver a three- year professional development program in Radisson Sponsors Men’s mathematics for pre-K to 12th grade Basketball Tournament teachers in the Scranton School District and other local schools. Representatives of The University of Scranton accepted a $5,000 check from the At the opening session of the S.H.A.R.E. Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in sup- Summer Academy, from left: Carol port of the Men’s Basketball Tournament Laboranti, Mathematics Coach; Michael being held on Jan. 8, 2005. From left: Toby M. Sheridan, Superintendent of the Lovecchio, Director of Athletics; Carl Dan- Scranton School District; Barbara The Scranton Area Foundation zig, Head Men’s Basketball Coach; Marc Cozza, Ph.D., Associate Education awarded a grant in the amount of Fournier, General Manager, Radisson Lack- Professor at the University and author $7,800 for the University of Success awanna Station Hotel; Margaret McNulty, of the grant proposal; Nancy Hlavaty, program. Shown at the check presenta- Director of Corporate & Foundation Rela- Director of Curriculum and Instruction tion are, from left: Kathleen V. Davis, tions; and Vincent Carilli, Ph.D., Vice Pres- at the Scranton School District; and Bill Ph.D., Dean of the University of Scran- ident for Student Affairs. Striepeck, Mathematics Coach. ton’s Dexter Hanley College; Gary P. Celli, Director of Special Projects, Dexter Hanley College; Jeanne Bovard, Executive Director of the Scranton Area Foundation and University Trustee; Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., University Presi- dent; and Margaret McNulty, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University.

8 THE SCRANTON JOURNAL SPEAKERS AND THE ARTS LECTURERS Frederic Mishkin, Ph.D., Alfred University Players Lerner Professor of Banking and Financial The University was the first Jesuit Library Exhibit Institutions at Columbia University, college on the East Coast to perform “Dead An exhibit of rare Arkham House th presented the University’s 19 annual Man Walking,” a play by Tim Robbins “horror fiction” books from the Edward Henry George Lecture on Oct. 7. Dr. based on the book written by Sister Helen R. Leahy ’68 Collection is on display Mishkin discussed Prejean, C.S.J., ’H01. The University in the University’s Weinberg Memorial “The Wealth of Players performed the play in October. Library through Feb. 27, 2005. The Disadvantaged exhibit, which opened in October, marks Nations: How Sophomore Jeffrey Trainor (left) played the first time that Mr. Leahy’s private Emerging Market Matthew Poncelet and senior Stephanie collection of Arkham Books will be on Economies Can King played Sr. Helen Prejean, ’H 01. public display. Manage Globalization to Get Rich.” The Henry George Hope Horn Galley Frederic Mishkin, Lecture is funded The Hope Horn Gallery was one of Ph.D. by a grant from the four regional sites to host a concurrent Robert Schalkenbach exhibit of the third annual “Northeast Foundation. Pennsylvania Regional Art 2004” in Joseph Stiglitz, October and November. Ph.D., recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize in economics, gave a public lecture discussing a range of macro and micro Joseph Stiglitz, economic issues Performance Music relevant to the Ph.D. Loren Schoenberg and the Jazz November election and Museum in Harlem All-Stars performed beyond, including the at the University on Sept. 24, as part of deficit, healthcare costs Performance Music’s “In Concert” series. Post, Peter Hocking ‘03 and retirement benefits. The lecture, entitled, “Recent Economic Performance and Lessons for the Future” was held Oct. 8. Sharon H. Kneiss Sharon H. Kneiss ’77, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the American Forest & Paper Association, was the featured speaker at the University’s President’s Breakfast on Sept. 14. Ms. Kneiss discussed “Common Sense Environmentalism: Recycling is Good for Business.” James D. Walsh ’69, Diplomat and former U.S. Ambassador to Argen- tina, was the featured speaker at the University’s President’s Breakfast Nov. 9. Mr. Walsh discussed “American Foreign Policy: A Personal Perspective.”

F A L L 2 0 0 4 9 Institutional Advancement

President’s Business Council Conducts Annual Dinner Approximately 530 alumni/ae, parents and friends attended this year’s President’s Business Council Annual Award Dinner. This was the larg- Michele Reese Finn (center) accepts The University of Scranton’s President’s est crowd in the Medal, on behalf of her husband, the late William H. Finn, a University alumnus three-year history of and Trustee who was the Senior Managing Director/Equities Department of the black-tie event, the -based brokerage firm and investment bank Bear, Stearns and which was held at Company, Inc. She is surrounded by family, President’s Business Council The Pierre in Man- members and previous President’s Medal recipients. hattan. William H. “Bill” Finn ’67 was Michele Rees Finn honored posthu- top students accepted to the University national, Inc., was honored at this event. mously with the President’s Medal. Bill’s each year and are selected for their aca- Gerard R. Roche ’53, Senior Chairman of wife, Michele Rees Finn, his daughter, demic excellence, leadership ability and Heidrick and Struggles, Inc., was awarded Kate, his son, Will, and son-in-law, Chip character. A Presidential Scholarship pro- the President’s Medal at the inaugural din- Goetzinger, were present to accept the vides full-tuition coverage for its recipient ner in 2002. Both past honorees were on medal in Bill’s honor. from freshman through senior year. Each hand to participate in the award ceremony. Dinner co-chairs, Thomas P. Lynch year, the University typically disburses Bill was the Senior Managing Direc- ’86, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank nearly 40 Presidential Scholarships. The tor, Equities Department, of the New Securities, and James F. Mullery, Jr. ’86, first three dinners have now generated York-based brokerage firm and investment Chief Sales Officer, AXA Distributors, enough money to endow four Presidential bank, Bear, Stearns, & Company, Inc. He LLC, announced that this year’s event Scholarships for the life of the University. was highly regarded by his clients and col- raised over $640,000 for the Presidential The President’s Business Council was leagues, many of whom were in attendance Scholarship Endowment Fund. Presiden- formed in January 2001 by a prominent tial Scholars are chosen from among the group of metropolitan New York-based Proceeds from the annual black-tie alumni and friends whose purpose is to dinner help to fund Presidential advance the mission of the University. From left, Thomas P. Lynch, Manag- Scholarships for talented students at While based in , member- ing Director, Deutsche Bank Securi- The University of Scranton. Presiden- ties and dinner co-chair; Christopher ship extends from Boston to , D.C. The Council is chaired by Chris- tial Scholars from the Class of 2005 M. “Kip” Condron, President and attending the dinner are: Matthew Chief Executive Officer, AXA Finan- topher M. “Kip” Condron ’70, Presi- dent and Chief Executive Officer, AXA Horejs, Lauren Zefran, Sandra Van cial, Inc., and Chair of the Presi- Financial, Inc. In addition to its annual Blarcom, Lori Bentler, Jennifer Rugletic dent’s Business Council; and James F. dinner, the Council provides mentoring and Daniel Marvin. Mullery, Jr., Chief Sales Officer, AXA and internship opportunities for current Distributors, LLC, and dinner co-chair. students and networking opportunities

for alumni/ae and friends. In presenting the President’s Medal at its annual dinner, the Council recognizes individuals who have achieved excellence in their fields and who have demonstrated extraordinary compassion for others. Bill Finn became the third recipient of the President’s Medal. Last year, Paul M. Montrone ’62, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fisher Scientific Inter-

1 0 THE SCRANTON JOURNAL at The Pierre. He was responsible for pro- Representatives, Mr. Dyer supervises viding equity sales coverage to some of the the activities of 150 staff members in firm’s most prestigious clients. Bill joined discharging the committee’s responsibility Bear Stearns in 1978 and worked there to produce 13 annual appropriations bills. until his death in October 2003. During He also is the principal committee liaison his tenure, the research analysts in one of to the Republican leadership and assists Wall Street’s most prominent equity sales leadership staff in planning the House of firms rated him the company’s number one Representatives’ agenda. salesperson year after year. He is credited “Jim Dyer’s distinguished career in by colleagues as being a huge contributor public service and his concern for the well- to Institutional Investor’s 2003 ranking of being of all Americans merit this special the Bear Stearns’ Institutional Equity Sales recognition,” said Jordan Clark ’67 of the force as the number one sales force in the President’s Council, a group established Jim Dyer ’66 (left) is presented with the country among sales and research depart- in 2001 by the University’s Washington Magis Award by University President ments in the industry. alumni chapter and other alumni and Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. (center). At Bill was a faithful Trustee of The Uni- friends who are leaders in government podium is Jordan Clark ’67, co-chair versity of Scranton from 1998 until 2003. and business. Mr. Clark and Sharon of a dinner honoring Mr. Dyer. From his immediate post-graduation Hurst Kneiss ’77 served as co-chairs of days to his service as a Trustee, he was a the Sept. 8 event. assistance to pursue internships in champion for Scranton in New York and Among the dignitaries who offered government service and public policy. The beyond. He was a catalyst for the creation remarks at the dinner were U.S. Rep. Paul Program is named after the late Professor of the New York Metropolitan Alumni E. Kanjorski, 11th Congressional District of Timothy H. Scully, a faculty member Chapter (now the Scranton Club of New Pennsylvania; Congressman Don Sherwood, who helped nurture and mentor Jim Dyer York), and he was a founding member 10th Congressional District of Pennsylvania; and many other individuals who have of the Executive Committee of the Pres- former Congressman Joseph M. McDade, chosen public service as their careers. ident’s Business Council. Bill was a true 10th Congressional District of Pennsylvania; Himedes V. Chicas ’05 was presented the example of the personal and professional and Congressman David R. Obey, 2004 Scully Scholarship by Timothy H. qualities that the University hopes for all Ranking Member, House Appropriations Scully, Jr. ’74 at the dinner. its graduates. As the awarding of the Pres- Committee. For additional information about ident’s Medal recognizes, he strived for The dinner raised $100,000 to the President’s Council of Washington excellence in all that he did and remained establish the Scully Scholars Program, an or the Scully Scholars Program, compassionate to those whom he met. endowment that will provide University contact the University’s Development For more information on the President’s of Scranton students with financial office at (570) 941-7661. Business Council, please contact Peter Galbraith, Executive Director of Devel- opment, at 570-941-7661 or e-mail [email protected].

Appropriations Chief Staffer Honored at Dinner More than 400 congressional, government and business leaders, and alumni and friends of the University honored Scranton alumnus James W. Dyer ’66, Clerk and Staff Director, Committee on Appropriations United States House of Representatives, at a dinner hosted by the President’s Council of Washington, D.C., on Sept. 8. The President’s Council presented Mr. Dyer with its first Magis Award, which honors those who have achieved excellence in their professions and Himedes V. Chicas ’05 was presented the 2004 Scully Scholarship at a dinner who have demonstrated extraordinary held in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 8. From left: Jose Chicas, Maria Chicas compassion for others. As Clerk and and Himedes Chicas; University President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.; and T. Matt Staff Director of the Committee Scully, Kathleen Scully Chickson, Anne Scully Wettengel ’77, and Tim Scully Jr. on Appropriations, U.S. House of ’74, family of the late Prof. Scully.

F A L L 2 0 0 4 1 1 A Word about Our Alumni and Faculty Authors An important chapter in the success story of The University of Scranton is that of alumni and faculty authors. With published works ranging from children’s literature and fiction titles to non-fiction and scholarly books, they make important contributions in the publishing world.


Scholarly Writing to a Practical End

John C. Norcross firmly believes that we have been put on Integration (Oxford University this planet to do something for others and the greater good. It is Press, 1994, 2005); Psychotherapy a belief fostered by his parents, both of whom worked in social Relationships that Work (Oxford service. It is a belief that drives him to use his other passions, University Press, 2002); the Psy- those of writing, science, psychology and teaching, for their ulti- chologists’ Desk Reference (Oxford mate purpose: to help others. University Press, 1998, 2005); Originally an English, psychology and philosophy triple and Systems of Psychotherapy: A major at Rutgers University, Dr. Norcross narrowed his focus to Transtheoretical Analysis (Brooks/ clinical psychology, subsequently earning a Ph.D. from the Uni- Cole, 1999, 2003). He has con- versity of Rhode Island in 1984. ducted workshops and lectures “Psychology is a helping profession. It combines science with in 24 countries and has served service to treat the whole person,” says Dr. Norcross, who also on the editorial boards of a knew that teaching at a university would allow him to combine dozen journals, including his current service as editor of Journal psychology with his other passion, writing. of Clinical Psychology: In Session. A prolific writer and researcher from the start (he published Dr. Norcross has received numerous professional awards, 20 articles as a graduate student at the University of Rhode including the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Island) Dr. Norcross looked for a university that would provide Contributions to Education & Training Award, Pennsylvania Pro- him the opportunity to teach, practice and write. He found that fessor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation, the Rosalee Weiss mix at The University of Scranton. Award from the American Psychological Foundation, election to “Comprehensive institutions prize the simultaneous practice of the National Academies of Practice and the Provost Award for Dis- teaching, research and service. The University of Scranton offered tinction in Scholarly Publication from The University of Scranton. me the personal integration of all three,” explains Dr. Norcross, who Dr. Norcross is quick to point out the University support, is nearing his 20th year of service at The University of Scranton. such as a reduced teaching load, that has allowed his research He joined the University in 1985 as an assistant professor, and writing to thrive. He also mentions that most of his publica- became a full professor in 1990 and served as chair of the Psy- tions are collaborative efforts, over 50 with University students. chology Department from 1987 to 1993. During that time, he He thrives on the synergy. He writes and teaches what he has become an internationally recognized authority on behav- practices and tries to practice what he researches. ioral change and psychotherapy. He also reluctantly admits that 60-hour work weeks are his norm. While maintaining a part-time private practice, Dr. Norcross However, above all else, Dr. Norcross admits that he loves has authored more than 200 scholarly publications, and has co- his work and finds a purpose, not a contradiction, in producing written or edited 14 books, including Changing for Good (Avon, scholarly work that is practical. 1995); the Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental “Most of all I want my writing to be useful. Whether it is to Health (Guilford Press, 2000, 2004); Insider’s Guide to Graduate help students get into graduate school, assist fellow psychothera- Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology (Guilford Press, bi- pists, or guide people in changing their behavior, I want my books annual editions, from 1994 to 2004); Handbook of Psychotherapy and publications to be scholarly, yet useful,” says Dr. Norcross.


Dona Carpenter, Ed.D. PROFESSOR, NURSING

Nursing Textbook Addresses Qualitative Research Methods

When Dona Carpenter, Ed.D., and Dr. Carpenter feels one reason the longtime friend Helen Streubert Spe- textbook has proven so popular is that ziale, Ed.D., began writing a book in “It provides clear concise information 1992, there was only one other nursing regarding methodology and allows the textbook available addressing qualitative reader to see the application of the research methods. method.” In other words, it speaks Twelve years later, it is used nationally directly to the nursing student in easy- and internationally. Qualitative Research to-understand language and explains the in Nursing: Advancing the Humanistic Per- methodology in a comprehensible way. spective has sold thousands of copies, been She is quick to point out that she and translated into Chinese and Spanish and Dr. Speziale have had help with their is undergoing revision for its 4th edition. endeavor. It is currently being translated into Ital- “I generally have nursing students help ian. The American Journal of Nursing also with the book, through the University’s recognized the textbook with the AJN Faculty/Student Research Program,” she Book of the Year Award in 1995. says. “This year, I had an e-mail from a “It’s exciting to think that the book former student who is using the text at the has done this well. A lot of hard work University of Pennsylvania in her doctoral has gone into every edition,” says Dr. program. She worked on the last edition Carpenter. “Neither Helen nor I expected of the text with me. Those kinds of things this when we first started out.” make the work very rewarding as well.” “In fact, she talked me into writing In addition to working with Dr. Speziale the book. I had just had a baby and didn’t preparing the fourth edition of the book, think I would have time to write. But Dr. Carpenter plans to write a few articles Helen insisted, and here we are today.” and has a research project planned. According to Dr. Carpenter, Qualita- “There is always another project,” tive Research in Nursing: Advancing the she says. Humanistic Perspective addresses the Dr. Carpenter has also authored and philosophical underpinnings of qualita- co-authored many scholarly articles as well tive approaches to research as they apply as two other books: Doctoral Education to nursing in particular. Each method in Nursing: The Voice of The Student, with addressed in the textbook has a compan- friend and colleague Dr. Sharon Hudacek; ion chapter that illustrates the application and Integrating Community Service into of the method. The book also emphasizes Nursing Education: A Guide to Service qualitative critiquing skills, as well as Learning, with Dr. Patricia Bailey and Dr. proposal development and ethical issues Patricia Harrington. The service learning associated with qualitative research. textbook also received an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award.


Author’s Works Open up New Era of Emerson Scholarship

The reward of a thing well done, said Ralph Waldo Emerson, is to have done it. For Len Gougeon, Ph.D., Professor of English, this passage speaks to the gratification that comes from having published two books on the life and teachings of the very man who wrote these words a century and a half ago. none other than Emerson. As an author “you believe in what you are doing,” says Dr. Gou- Not long after he joined the faculty of The University of geon. “But you have to find a publisher who also believes in you.” Scranton in 1974, he met Louis Mitchell, an exceptional member But even if you don’t find a publisher, “the reward comes in of the English faculty, who is now deceased. Prof. Mitchell was doing the work,” he says. a blind African-American, a classical pianist and also possessed a Dr. Gougeon’s own search for a publisher of his first book, Vir- Ph.D. in literature. Dr. Mitchell posed the question of Emerson’s tue’s Hero: Emerson, Antislavery, and Reform, was met with consider- view of the slavery issue. After giving what Dr. Gougeon recalls as able success. Four of the five publishers to whom he sent queries “a superficial answer,” he looked further into things and saw that requested the full manuscript. He submitted to the University of there were contradicting views on the subject. Georgia Press, which accepted his manuscript without change – a In 1977, Dr. Gougeon was awarded a National Endowment rarity in the publishing world. for the Humanities fellowship to study Emerson’s position on For the outside observer, Dr. Gougeon’s publishing success seems slavery. He spent the summer in Concord, Mass. (the birthplace to have come with ease. But as any accomplished author will tell of Emerson) and at the Houghton Library at Harvard University, you, there are months – even years – of research involved before a poring over Emerson’s unpublished manuscripts, letters, and jour- writer can put pen to paper, or make a keystroke on the computer. nals. Through this research, he started to dispel the popular belief Virtue’s Hero was the product of ten years of research. Since Virtue’s of many biographers that, while Emerson theorized about social Hero was published in 1990, it has had the effect of opening up a reform, he was aloof from the actual reforms of his day. new area of Emerson scholarship and has been cited in over 70 “As I got into things, I discovered that he had done a lot of subsequent studies. speaking on antislavery that had never been written about,” recalls Dr. Gougeon’s primary research on Virtue’s Hero eventually Dr. Gougeon. “At a certain point, I realized that this was a story led to another book, Emerson’s Antislavery Writings, an edited that had to be told as a book.” collection that was issued by Yale University Press in 1995 and Virtue’s Hero, the product of this realization, presents a detailed re-issued as a paperback in 2001. This volume, co-edited with account of Emerson’s career as an antislavery reformer. Dr. Gougeon Prof. Joel Myerson of the University of , has is currently completing a third book, entitled Emerson and Eros: The been recognized by scholars as an important addition to the Making of a Cultural Hero. known canon of Emerson’s writings. Relating his work as a published author to his career as a profes- Dr. Gougeon’s interest in and research about Emerson is some- sor, Dr. Gougeon believes that teachers have the responsibility of what of a story in itself. searching for the truth and then articulating the results in the class- He was in his second semester of graduate studies at the Univer- room and through continued professional development. sity of Massachusetts at Amherst when Kent State protests over the “Published works provide an opportunity to make important Vietnam War resulted in the shooting deaths of four students by the contributions to the teaching profession,” he says. National Guard. Campuses across America were in an uproar – and “The reward of a thing well done” also translates into another many of them closed, including the University of Massachusetts. subject about which Dr. Gougeon is intently interested: cars. Unable to finish the semester, Dr. Gougeon began reading A frequent reader of Car and Driver, a Corvette lover and backyard Emerson’s Self Reliance, a work that he says “made a big impression mechanic, Dr. Gougeon has been known to rattle off the engine on me.” While written about 130 years before Kent State, the work displacements of an extensive range of cars, and even once turned a provided Dr. Gougeon with deep insights about “how to live a rundown ’62 Chevy into a roadworthy vehicle. moral life in what is clearly a fallen world.” In auto mechanics, as in writing, the reward of the work is to Dr. Gougeon later returned to and completed his graduate stud- have “done it.” ies and went on to receive a Ph.D.; his doctoral dissertation was on


Faculty Works Among Titles of University Press

Nearly 20 years ago, Rev. Richard In 2001, the press published Listen to eating disorders, gangs, school safety and Rousseau, S.J., had an idea. Shortly after the Voices from The Sea by Midori Yama- concerns about teens driving. Not My Kid his arrival at The University of Scranton in nouchi-Rynn, Ph.D., Professor of Sociol- 2 also contains tips on a variety of issues 1978 to join the Theology/Religious Stud- ogy/Criminal Justice, and Rev. Joseph for parents, grandparents and children. ies Department, he published several books L. Quinn, S.J. The book is a translation Gerald Biberman, Ph.D., professor on ecumenical subjects. Other members of of the Kike Wadatsumi no Koe, a collec- and chair of the Management/Market- the faculty asked him if he could assist tion of letters, notes and wills written by ing Department at The University of with some of their publications, and he Japanese students who were special forces Scranton, co-edited the book Work and saw them through the process. pilots during World War II. Disturbed Spirit, with Michael D. Whitty, Ph.D., Father Rousseau thought the time by the perception of Kamikaze pilots University Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Mich. had come for a small university press. No as “mindless, robot-like figures,” as she Work and Spirit is a collection of articles stranger to extensive writing and editing, says in her book’s acknowledgement, Dr. showing how spiritual principles and he successfully launched The Ridge Row Yamanouchi-Rynn developed the book practices can be used in a variety of work Press, which quickly became the Univer- because she wanted to change this percep- settings to bring balance and meaning sity of Scranton Press, in the mid 1980s. tion and show readers “how much alike to work life. The book, which features “Naturally it was very small with just all of us are.” the research, findings and perspectives of a few titles, largely of faculty and local Mary Muscari, Ph.D., an expert in the more than 40 field experts, is divided into authors,” explains Father Rousseau. “This field of child and adolescent psychosocial four sections: Theoretical Perspectives / The was an experimental period. It took on issues and associate professor of nurs- Individual Within Organizations / Orga- more titles with the help of Patty Mecadon ing at the University, has published two nizational and Societal Issues and Applica- who assisted me as the Production Man- books with the University Press. Not My tions / and, The Possible Future. ager, and really took off in the 1990s.” Kid - 21 Steps to Raising a Non-Violent Currently the Press is working on Today The University of Scranton Child examines many issues plaguing some ten new titles for this academic Press has some 81 titles in print as a today’s society including media violence, year. Father Rousseau is looking forward “print on demand” press with several oth- drugs, abusive behavior, peer pressure to a new Director of the Press in the near ers in the production process. and bullying. Not My Kid 2 - Protecting future while staying on until next June Besides the impressive works by fac- Your Children from the 21 Threats of the for the transition period. ulty, the Press also published many works 21st Century, addresses the unique threats “I may not look it, but I’m 80 years by authors around the U.S. and abroad. facing today’s youth, including Internet old,” he says with a laugh. “Much as I love predators, childhood obesity and other the Press, I’ve got to retire sometime.”

F A L L 2 0 0 4 1 5 n FACULTY AUTHORS Faculty Authors The works of University faculty are published widely. Following is a listing of some of the books that have been written or edited by University of Scranton faculty. Thomas Baker, Associate Professor, Sociol- Lawrence W. Kennedy, Ph.D, Professor, ogy/Criminal Justice, Introductory Criminal History, Planning the City upon a Hill: Analysis: Crime Prevention and Intervention Boston since 1630 (hardcover and paper- Strategies and Effective Police Leadership: back); and (with Walter Muir Whitehill) Moving Beyond Management Boston: A Topographical History (3rd edition)

Thomas M. Collins. Ph.D., Professor, Coun- Kathleen Montgomery, D.Ed., Associate seling and Human Services, (with Barbara Professor, Education, and David Wiley, Collins, Ph.D.) Crisis and Trauma: Develop- Ed.D., Professor, Education, Creating mental-Ecological Intervention e-portfolios using PowerPoint: A Guide for Educators Rita P. Cottrell, Instructor, Occupational Therapy, National Occupational Therapy Oliver J. Morgan, Ph.D., Professor and Certification Exam Review and Study Chair, Counseling and Human Services, Guide, 3rd edition (with Merle Jordan) Addiction and Spiritu- ality: A Multidisciplinary Approach; (with Harry R. Dammer, Ph.D., Associate Anthony Cernera); Examining the Catho- Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. Professor and Chair, Sociology/Criminal lic Intellectual Tradition (with Anthony PRESIDENT, THE UNIVERSITY Justice, (with Erika Fairchild) Compara- Cernera); Examining the Catholic Intellectual OF SCRANTON tive Criminal Justice; (with Todd R. Clear) Tradition: Volume 2, Issues and Perspectives Managing the Offender in the Community; and Religion in Corrections Susan Poulson, Professor, History, Going New Book Explores Coed: Women’s Experiences in Formerly Michael D. DeMichele, Ph.D., Professor Men’s Colleges and Universities, 1950-2000 Works of Jesuit and Chair, History, The Italian Experience Renaissance Poet in America: A Pictorial History Terri Freeman Smith, Instructor, Health Administration and Human Resources, University President Rev. Scott R. Roy P. Domenico, Ph.D., Associate Profes- Instructors’ Manual to Accompany Strategic Pilarz, S.J., explores the long overlooked sor, History, The Regions of Italy: A Reference Human Resource Development by Lyle Yorks; works of a Jesuit Renaissance poet in his Guide to History and Culture William G. Wallick, Ph.D., Associate Pro- recently released book, Robert Southwell fessor, Health Administration and Human and the Mission of Literature, 1561-1595. Michael D. Friedman, Ph.D., Professor, Resources, (with W.J. Rothwell and J. E. Published by Ashgate Publishing, the English, “The World Must Be Peopled”: Lindholm) What CEO’s Expect from Corpo- 332-page hardback book, which includes Shakespeare’s Comedies of Forgiveness rate Training: Building workplace learning 11 black and white illustrations, addresses and performance initiatives that advance the literary legacy of St. Robert Southwell, David O. Friedrichs, Professor, Sociology/ organizational goals S.J., who was martyred at the age of 33 Criminal Justice, Trusted Criminals: White in England. St. Robert, a Jesuit priest, Collar Crime in Contemporary Society Edward Warner, Professor and Chair, Communications, Fundamental Oral was arrested and imprisoned in an age Thomas P. Hogan, Ph.D., Professor, Communication when the English government routinely Psychology (2003). Psychological Testing: persecuted Catholics. His works have been A Practical Introduction Loreen Wolfer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, largely overlooked since his death. Sociology (with Frank J. McVeigh, Profes- According to Fr. Pilarz, the book Frank X.J. Homer, Ph.D., Professor, sor Emeritus, Muhlenberg College) Brief attempts to illustrate how St. Robert’s History, Germany and Europe in the Era History of Social Problems poems “mark the point of convergence of the Two World Wars and Essays in of aesthetic, theological, political and Honor of Oron James Hale personal influences that determined the ethos of the period.” Sharon S. Hudacek, Ed.D., Associate Fr. Pilarz, who has served on the Professor, Nursing, Making a Difference: English faculties of Saint Joseph’s Stories from the Point of Care University and , received his bachelor’s degree in English Francis Jordan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English, Trollope’s Use of Animal Imagery from Georgetown University and a in Barchester Towers and Phineas Finn master’s degree in philosophy from . He went on to earn a Ph.D. in English at the City University of New York.


Jason Miller ’61, H’73 A Pulitzer Prize–Winning Author who Immortalized Scranton

Actor, award-winning author, playwright, director and cham- He reprised his role as pion of local theater: these words describe the late Jason Miller ’61, Father Karras in “The Exor- H’73. cist 3” in 1990, and in 1993, Although he is well known for his Oscar-nominated role as portrayed Notre Dame foot- Father Damien Karras in the 1973 horror film “The Exorcist,” it ball coach Ara Parseghian in was Miller’s skills as a writer that won him both a Tony Award and “Rudy,” a box office hit. a Pulitzer Prize. His play “That Championship Season” was made In 2000, he received the into a film in 1982 starring Robert Mitchum, Martin Sheen, Paul inaugural Pennsylvania Film Sorvino and Bruce Dern. Festival’s Keystone Award in Born in City, N.Y., the son of an electrician and Scranton for excellence and a special education teacher, Jason Miller moved to Scranton as outstanding lifetime achieve- a young child. He would later immortalize the Electric City in ment in film and the arts. “That Championship Season,” the story of four middle-aged Miller’s last play was “Barry- former basketball players who reunite yearly to reminisce about more’s Ghost,” a one-man pro- their coach and team. The play won the 1972 New York Drama duction that played to critical Critics Circle Award, the 1972 Best Play Citation, the 1973 acclaim coast to coast in 2000. Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award, and the 1973 Pulitzer Prize in It told the story of legendary Drama. 1973 was also the year he was nominated for an Oscar actor John Barrymore’s journey for Best Supporting Actor. through the afterlife. He lived for several years in New York City and , Jason Miller died of a heart writing scripts and taking small film and television roles, includ- attack on May 13, 2001, in ing the role of “F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood,” for which the town that he loved. At his alma mater, a specially framed he was nominated for an Emmy. His play, “Nobody Hears a photograph has been placed in the Green Room (the pre-stage Broken Drum,” about downtrodden Irish coal miners, was pro- area for student actors) of the McDade Center for Literary & duced Off-Broadway. Yet he never lost his love for Scranton, and Performing Arts, a gift from his friend and classmate, George returned here in the late 1980s to make it his permanent home. Holmes, Ph.D., ’61. In 1986, he received a Frank O’Hara Award for distinguished alumni from the University. He became artistic director of Scranton Public Theater, and productions under his tutelage included “Inherit the Wind” and “The Caine Mutiny Court Martial.” He also established the Pennsylvania Summer Theater Festival, now named in his honor.

F A L L 2 0 0 4 1 7 Susan Campbell Bartoletti G’82 A Teacher of Writing Whose Writing Teaches It is difficult to tell what Susan Campbell From there it seems to be just one awarding- Bartoletti ’G82, loves more: teaching or writing. winning book after another. The fact that she teaches writing and that her Her non-fiction books include, Black Pota- books, both fiction and non-fiction, are educa- toes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845 tional only further complicates the matter. to 1850 (Houghton Mifflin, 2001); Kids on A leading author of children’s books, Susan Strike (Houghton Mifflin, 1999); and Growing Campbell Bartoletti, Ph.D., taught 8th grade up in Coal Country (Houghton Mifflin, 2001). English for 18 years before leaping into a writ- Her fiction books include The Journal of Finn ing career. A highly disciplined writer, for years Reardon: Newsie, New York City, 1899 (Scholas- she awoke early to write from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. tic, 2003); A Coal Miner’s Bride: The Diary of before putting in a full day of teaching at North Anetka Kaminsk: Lattimer, Pennsylvania, 1896 Pocono Middle School. (Scholastic, 2000, part of the “Dear America” Now most of her time is devoted to writ- Series); and No Man’s Land: A Young Soldier’s ing and researching. She still finds time to teach; only now Story (Blue Sky/Scholastic, 1999). Her her students are in graduate school. She teaches creative picture books include Nobody’s Nosier writing in a brief-residency Master of Fine Arts program than a Cat (Hyperion, 2003) and at Spalding University, Louisville, Ky., and at a summer The Flag Maker: A Story about the Star graduate program in children’s literature at Hollins Spangled Banner (Houghton Mifflin, University, Roanoke, Va. 2004). Her forthcoming book is Hitler “I can never give up teaching. I love connecting Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow with students – no matter what age,” says Dr. Campbell (Scholastic Nonfiction, 2005). Bartoletti, who also speaks at numerous conferences at Her books have been given the Sibert schools and universities around the country. Medal for Distinguished Nonfiction and Teaching 8th grade English actually inspired her own “Notable Book for Children,” and “Best writing. Book for Young Adults” awards by the “Every time I gave my class a writing assignment, American Library Association. Her work I did it, too,” says Dr. Campbell Bartoletti. has also won awards from the National Her teaching techniques were heavily influenced by the late Council of Teachers of English, the School Library Journal and the Dr. Phil Tama during her undergraduate studies at Marywood Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. In 2001, she University and by the late Dr. William Rakauskas as a graduate was named “Outstanding Pennsylvania Author of the Year” by the student at The University of Scranton. Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. “As a young graduate student during my first year of teaching, Dr. Campbell Bartoletti, however, doesn’t focus on the awards. I remember Dr. Rakauskas’s enthusiasm. He had love for teaching “Hope is what I try to get across in my books. I don’t tell chil- and a huge impact on the way I taught writing. He always said dren how good they have it today. I write about people in history ‘what is written must be read’,” says Dr. Campbell Bartoletti. who have made a difference – the extraordinary lives of ordinary So, naturally, when Dr. Campbell Bartoletti wrote, she wanted people, and I hope my work gives readers courage to make a dif- her work to be read. ference,” says Dr. Campbell Bartoletti. “Once a book goes out She published her first short story in Highlights for Children in into the world it no longer belongs to the author. It now belongs 1989 and her first picture book, Silver at Night in 1994. to the reader.”


Tracy Perhac Fobes ’87 From Programming to Pagemaking

When Tracy Perhac Fobes graduated from The University of “A Jesuit education taught me to look beneath the surface Scranton in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, she of a situation at its moral and ethical conflicts—which are the had no plans to become a writer. essence of any interesting book.” She’d always been an avid reader, enjoying both horror and She cites Charles E. Taylor, Associate Professor, Computing romance novels, and had considered a career in journalism. But Sciences, and Joseph W. Connolly, Ph.D., Professor, Physics/ after taking a few computer science classes, her interest turned to the Electrical Engineering, as two of her favorite teachers. more lucrative field of computer programming. “They helped me develop a strategy for success and were sup- It wasn’t until her first child, Emily, was born in 1991 that portive.” she decided to take some time off from her job as a systems In addition to being a full time author and an editor at an adver- analyst for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, and write a tising agency, she is also mother to Emily and her sister, Brianna, novel as a hobby. both of whom are considering careers as veterinarians. Now Ms. Fobes is a full time romance writer, and her six books, “This changes fairly frequently, so I’m not certain where which have been called “splendid and imaginative” by Literary they’ll end up, but I know that The University of Scranton pro- Times, are available in the United States and worldwide in English, vides a solid background for most of the science majors, and I’m and have been translated into Italian and Polish. hoping they’ll agree to attend Scranton,” says Ms. Fobes. The author of such titles as To Tame a Wild Heart, Touch Not Attending the University is a Fobes/Perhac family affair. Ms. the Cat and My Enchanted Enemy, Ms. Fobes shares her secrets Fobes’ husband, Daniel, is a 1986 computer science grad, and on writing. his sister Nancy S. (“Sue”) Fobes Fiduk, is a member of the “My advice for an aspiring writer is to sit down in a chair Class of ’87. Dan’s sister, Mary T. (Teri) Fobes Cosentino is an and write,” she says. “Write every day. Establish a daily page ’81 grad, and her husband, Tom Cosentino, graduated in ’80. count for yourself and stick to it. And don’t ever quit. What Tom’s sister, Joanne Cosentino Veschi, graduated in 1983. And separates many people from published authors is the fact that Ms. Fobes’ younger brother, Andrew Perhac, received his Uni- published authors have the discipline to sit down and get the versity degree in 2003. book written, while many people just dream about it or write a few pages, here and there. If you keep writing, you’ll get really good, and if you get really good, eventually someone will notice you and publish you.” She points out that a Jesuit education at The University of Scranton helped her develop the necessary skills not only for writing well, but also for life.

F A L L 2 0 0 4 1 9 Warren Sloat ’57 Journalist turned Author; Advocate of the Truth Being an advocate of the truth might seem like a lofty ambition to some, but to veteran journalist and author Warren Sloat ’57, it is as natural - and as essential - as breathing. Paul Gillette ’59 After nearly two decades of covering political graft at four daily newspapers in New Jersey, Mr. Sloat decided to try his hand as a history author by applying what he Play Misty for Me learned in field. Tops 62 Published Titles “The investigative work taught me how to do research,” explains Mr. Sloat, who also wrote for Magazine and The Washington Post Magazine. “I learned how to find the hard-to-dis- He may not have been a household name, cover documents, how to conduct an interview, how to find sources.” but he published more than 62 books and Mr. Sloat remembers when he decided to change careers. hundreds of articles, and was nominated for a “I was covering a Thomas Edison celebration in New Jersey,” Pulitzer Prize. says Mr. Sloat. “During the celebration, (a presenter) mentioned this The late Paul J. Gillette, Ph.D., ’59, was a big party hosted by Thomas Edison that included everyone – every prolific author, scriptwriter, wine enthusiast and leader at the time was there and the party was just days before the psychologist. He also served in the U.S. Army, crash. I saw this as the resonant moment in American history that acting as an assigned escort when John F. Ken- could capture the time period in one event. I just knew that there nedy visited the Scranton area to campaign for his was a book there.” presidential election. 1929 America Before the Crash, published in 1979 by MacMil- A Carbondale native, Paul Gillette earned lan Company, was re-released in paperback this year by Cooper his bachelor’s degree at The University of Square Press. Scranton and a doctorate from the University Through his histories, Mr. Sloat tries to provide his readers with a of Florence, Italy. When not writing, he was “sense of place and time” of the period about which he is writing. In the head of the psychology department of the order to do this, he writes from the context and point of view of the U.S. Army Induction Center, Wilkes-Barre. period, a perspective that he develops through extensive research. His most well-known novel is Play Misty for “I read many newspapers from the period to get an understand- Me, which became a popular movie in 1972 ing of what is happening and the way that people think about things starring Clint Eastwood as a disc jockey stalked by an obsessive during that time period. I then write from that perspective,” says fan. Among his many other works are the novels Carmela, for Mr. Sloat. which he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1972, Cat o’ Nine Mr. Sloat also uses events and the people involved in them to Tails, which was made into a film in 1971, The Chinese Godfa- bring momentum to story. ther, 305 East, and One of the Crowd. In A Battle for the Soul of New York, published in 2002 by Cooper Dr. Gillette also published articles and books on the wine Square Press, Mr. Sloat writes about what he sees as the transition of industry, which spawned a PBS television program entitled America from a farming to an urban nation. Enjoying Wine with Paul Gillette The book chronicles New York at the turn of the century, depict- in 1974. As a psychology expert, ing a city filled with immigrants, corruption, vice and an untapped he authored several books such as desire for change. The catalyst Mr. Sloat found through which to Depression: A Layman’s Guide to the tell the story was Rev. Charles Parkhurst, a Presbyterian pastor who Symptoms and Cures and Win-Win plunged into the criminal underworld to expose political corruption Negotiating: Turning Conflict into and subsequently lead the reform movement. Agreement, and served as editor “Rev. Charles Parkhurst is a great hero, but a forgotten one. One for such nonfiction works as The that history passed by,” says Mr. Sloat, who tries to set as much of a Complete Guide to Student Finan- story as possible while remaining true to historical data. cial Aid and The Complete Medical A Scranton native now residing in Santa Fe, N.M., Mr. Sloat says Encyclopedia. his advocacy for the truth saw its beginnings in classes at The Uni- Paul Gillette died in 1996 in versity of Scranton and especially through his work at the school’s Los Angeles, Calif. newspaper, The Aquinas. “Writing for The Aquinas was a critical experience for me,” says Mr. Sloat, who was an English major and wrote for the paper all four years at the University. “It shaped me and gave me the confi- dence that I could actually write for a living.”


Tom McGrath ’86 Nonfiction Book Explores Coming of Age of MTV Writing a book, says Tom The more he talked to the early pioneers of MTV, the more McGrath ’86, is like juggling. he got a sense of what it is like to launch a creative project. “You have to keep all these dif- Created from the idea of putting a radio station on television, ferent things airborne at the same MTV ultimately became a much larger phenomenon than time – then try to finish as grace- anyone ever expected. fully as you can.” “No one anticipated the cultural ramifications,” says Mr. The “different things” he is McGrath. referring to are the various charac- In his book, Mr. McGrath tells the story of how MTV became ters and stories that make a good a pervasive, contemporary cultural force. He also takes a behind- book … the very things he found the-scenes look at how MTV’s leaders handled the successes – and himself juggling in writing MTV: the controversies - surrounding its growth and evolution. The Making of a Revolution. For his own part, the book provided Mr. McGrath with A seasoned journalist who has insight into the creative process, from the tensions to the exhila- worked at Magazine ration that’s felt when it all comes together. Even though his for the past two years and was previously the Executive Editor of writings have been published widely in magazines, he remembers Men’s Health Magazine and Editor of Atlantic City Monthly, Mr. thinking, “It’s going to be tough to throw this away!” when he McGrath says he decided to write a book about the coming of age held the hardbound book in his hands for the first time. of MTV because of the generational connection he felt to the era Reflecting back on his years at the University, where he was a of cable TV. member of the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Program, Mr. McGrath His research spanned two years and 100 interviews. Of all the says his career as a writer was influenced by Rev. Edward Gannon, people he interviewed for the book, he says some of the most S.J., as well as Carol Wallace, a former Professor in the Communi- interesting were the original VJs like Mark Goodman, JJ Jackson cations Department. and Nina Blackwood. In his spare time, Mr. McGrath enjoys reading nonfiction, “They were really the public face of MTV in its early days, and especially The New Yorker and the Sunday New York Times maga- they became celebrities in their own right – at least briefly,” says zine. His interest in nonfiction dates back to the days when he Mr. McGrath. was a young man growing up in Clarks Green. The son of Henry “What was interesting was that they’d really been plucked from McGrath, Esq., ’51 and Mary Ann McGrath, a librarian, the obscurity before going on MTV,” he adds. younger Mr. McGrath was an avid reader and a huge sports fan. For example, Nina Blackwood had previously played the harp in “I read more than my share of sports biographies,” he says of hotel lounges, and Martha Quinn was an intern at a radio station. his childhood. In the course of his research, Mr. McGrath also discovered that By the time he got to the University, he says he’d discovered he was distantly related to MTV President Judy McGrath, great nonfiction writers like David Halberstam, Hunter Thomp- a native of Scranton whom he had the opportunity to interview. son and Tom Wolfe. “They made me see that nonfiction could be as creative and powerful as great fiction.” Mr. McGrath’s own nonfiction title is yet another case in point.


The Quiet All-American

In a span of two weeks, impres- Wheaton College in Illinois. In ciation of America (NSCAA), Sara Suchoski, a senior on sive high a pressure cooker situation in the only freshman among the Scranton’s nationally recog- school the previous game, she was one 33 players honored, and was nized women’s soccer team, resume. of five players to convert a pen- selected the Freedom Confer- experienced a gamut of emo- She led alty kick against long-time rival ence Newcomer of the Year. tions most of us could never Cough- Messiah College in the NCAA With success, however, even imagine. lin High Atlantic regional final, which comes added attention. On September 17, in a 2-0 School helped Scranton advance to the Throughout the rest of her victory over Delaware Valley in nearby next round due to a 5-4 edge career, she was the main focus at Fitzpatrick Field, Suchoski Wilkes- in penalty kicks. of the opposition, often drawing scored a goal to move ahead Barre to two Pennsylvania Still, the experience of play- two and three defenders who of Lori Snyder as the all-time Interscholastic Athletic Associ- ing in a national champion- sometimes tried to intimidate leading scorer in Royals’ his- ation (PIAA) District II titles. ship left a lasting and positive her with a physical style of play. tory. In a driving rain in “We knew she was a really impression. “Her perspective never Scranton’s 7-1 win over Wilkes good player, but you never “Playing in the NCAA changed,” says teammate and 11 days later, she scored two know what’s going to happen tournament is very exciting,” fellow senior Kim McCor- goals to eclipse Snyder’s career when an athlete goes to the says Suchoski. “We flew into mick. “She’s not afraid to record of 66 goals, much to next level,” says Bochicchio. Chicago and had a great time take on two or three players the delight of her many family “We knew she would be suc- there. I never thought I’d play and go to the goal. She works and friends in the audience. cessful, but not to the extreme in a national championship well with our other players up Suchoski’s play seemed to she has shown.” tournament.” front (on the Royal offense) rejuvenate the Royals, who At first glance, Suchoski’s Even though the loss and will get them the ball if struggled early in the sea- 5’4”, 125-pound frame and ended the Royals’ dream of she can’t beat a defender. She’s son with losses to defending quiet demeanor are not the advancing to the Final Four a team player.” NCAA Division III champion qualities you normally associ- and a shot at a national title, “I think she just became a Oneonta State, Western Con- ate with a two-time all-Ameri- the accolades poured in for better player (after her fresh- necticut, Ithaca and Elizabeth- can. Bochicchio, who has Suchoski. She was named man year)” says Bochicchio. town, but now seemed poised coached seven all-Americans first-team all-American by the “She knew she was going and ready to capture their sixth and is third all-time in NCAA National Soccer Coaches Asso- to be the focal point of the straight Freedom Conference Division III women’s soccer title and advance to the NCAA history with more than 270 Division III championships for victories, knows there are cer- 10th time in school history. tain traits that go far beyond The events that transpired on physical stature. Saturday, October 2, are a sober- “She’s committed, she loves ing reminder of the inherit risks the game and she works hard, involved in any sport. both athletically and academi- Moments after scoring what cally,” he says. “She’s one of turned out to be the game- those players who comes along winning goal in Scranton’s 1-0 once every 20 years.” victory over DeSales University, Any questions regarding Suchoskis suffered a broken Suchoski’s transition from high leg after she collided with the school to college were quickly Lady Bulldogs’ goalie, cutting answered her freshman year. short one of the most celebrated She tied Snyder’s single-sea- careers in Royals’ history. son record by scoring 24 goals According to veteran head as the Royals went 17-4-1 and coach Joe Bochicchio, her advanced to the quarterfinals career far exceeded expecta- of the 2001 NCAA Division tions, even though Suchoski III championships, losing a arrived at Scranton with an heart-breaking 1-0 decision to

2 2 THE SCRANTON JOURNAL define Suchoski’s impact on 1-0 to set up a showdown she can no longer play the rest the program. Perhaps the sea- with Oneonta State, which of this year, her approach is son that stands out the most knocked Scranton out of still the same. Rather than feel is the 2003 campaign. the 2002 NCAA tourna- sorry for herself, she returned The Royals blitzed ment with a 2-0 victory. to campus days after her injury through the year with a In an evenly-played game and immediately began assist- suffocating defense that in upstate New York, the ing Bochicchio in the recruiting finished with a school- eventual champion Red Drag- process, looking to find the record 21 shutouts. ons once again denied the next Sara Suchoski to continue On the offensive end, Royals a chance at a national Scranton’s tradition. other team’s defense and yet Suchoski did her part by scor- title, pulling out a 1-0 win “I’ve had a great experience she just played harder. She ing 20 goals–to earn her sec- in double overtime in a game here,” she says. “I’ve made some had a good supporting cast ond straight Freedom Confer- which could have gone either great friends, gotten a good edu- and she’ll be the first one to ence Player of the Year award way. Suchoski nearly came to cation and really enjoyed playing admit that. She won’t take and third-team all-America the rescue late in the game, for Coach Boccicchio. I couldn’t all the credit for her success. honors by the NSCAA. but her shot from in front of ask for more.” She’ll give credit to all the In the NCAA tournament, the Oneonta goal sailed over The game, in so many players who have played with the Royals defeated Frostburg the crossbar. ways, is just beginning for her over the past four years.” State and Muhlenberg each Even though Suchoski’s role Sara Suchoski. Suchoski’s sidekicks include by the nail-biting score of changes considerably now that senior forward Alicia Sodano, a three-time all-Freedom Con- ference selection who is the 11th all-time leading scorer in PRICELESS, INDEED! Scranton history and senior Borrowing from the popular MasterCard theme, family and friends of Sara Suchoski gather midfielder Kelly Klingman, together to celebrate her becoming the all-time leading scorer in University of Scranton his- who played on youth travel tory on Saturday, September 18, in a 2-0 win over Delaware Valley College at Fitzpatrick soccer teams with her grow- Field. Sara, who scored a goal to surpass Lori Snyder’s (1983-1986) previous total of 162 ing up. Both were coached by total points, is in the second row, third from the right. Suchoski also owns the Scranton all- Kelly’s dad, Steve, the former time record for goals scored with 69 and finishes her brilliant career with 172 total points. Royal men’s soccer coach who won more than 300 matches and led Scranton to four NCAA Final Four appear- ances, including runner-up finishes in 1980 and 1981. Although Suchoski will always be remembered for her scoring prowess, perhaps the most overlooked aspect of her game is her ability to elevate the play of her team- mates. Her ability to see the entire field and set up her teammates for scoring opportunities has resulted in her accumulating 34 career assists, the second highest total in Scranton history. It’s the team accomplish- ments, however, that will truly

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Class Volunteer System Alumni Directory Announced Available The Office of Alumni Relations has The sixth edition of The University of undertaken a new initiative to unify Scranton Alumni Directory has been classes based on their year of graduation, published and distributed to over 3,000 in an effort to increase communication alumni who preordered a copy of the among class members. By encouraging hardbound, softbound or CD version. more interaction among classmates, the The directory contains comprehensive, 1955- 50th office hopes alumni involvement with the alphabetical, class year, career and geo- ALUMNI REUNION 1960- 45th University through events and reunions graphical sections which include bio- WEEKEND 1965- 40th will grow. The Class Volunteer System graphical data and contact information June 10-11-12, 2005 1970- 35th will augment the University’s regional of over 35,000 Scranton graduates. th Whether it’s your first or your 50 1975- 30th structure of Alumni Clubs. The system A limited supply of surplus directories can year reunion plan to join your 1980- 25th will have two stages: undergraduate stu- be purchased (by Scranton alumni only) classmates and friends for a week- th dent development and a Class Advance- by contacting our vendor, Harris Publish- end of reflection, refreshment and 1985- 20 ment Committee for alumni. The former ing Company, customer service: revelry! Watch your mail and check 1990- 15th will consist of several class chairs who will 1-800-877-6554 or email: out our Web site for details. www. 1995- 10th work to cement the bond that forms over [email protected] scranton.edu/reunion 2000- 5th the four years of undergraduate study. Student development will aid in making students aware of the Alumni Society’s Frank O’Hara Awards Presented mission and objectives and what it means Recipients of the 2004 Frank J. O’Hara Awards were announced in the summer edi- to be an alumnus/a of Scranton. Look for tion of The Scranton Journal. Here they are, awards in hand. Standing, from left: Kevin more information on the Class Volunteer J. Lanahan ’84, President of the Alumni Society; William J. Corcoran, Esq. ’64, Wash- System in forthcoming publications and ington, D.C., Law; Mark E. Chopko, Esq. ’74, Alexandria, Va., Religion and Spiritual- opportunities in which alumni might ity; Rep. Kevin J. Blaum ’74, Wilkes-Barre, Government Service; Mary Beth A. Farrell become involved. ’79, New York, N.Y., Management; Lt. Gen. Daniel J. O’Neill ’59, G’64, Honesdale, Education; and David H. Burton, Ph.D. ’49, Philadelphia, Arts and Letters. Seated, Jeff Romanecz ’04 from left: University President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.; Rosellen M. Garrett, Ph.D., Joins Alumni Staff CRNP, Scranton, University Service; Peter J. Danchak ’84, Dunmore, Community Service; and Dominick A. Cruciani, Jr., M.D. ’54, Clarks Summit, Medicine. Jeffrey S. Romanecz, Class of 2004, has joined the Alumni Office staff as Assistant Director of Alumni Relations. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Media & Informa- tion Technology and was a member of the University’s Business Leadership Program. His primary respon- sibilities will be those related to the orga- nization and development of the Class Volunteer System (CVS) with special emphasis on student development and young alumni programming.

F A L L 2 0 0 4 2 5 35 72 77 81 Abe Plotkin, Scranton, a member Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley, M.D., U.S.A., Col. Joseph Agostinelli, D.P.M., Michael Griffin, Potsdam, N.Y., of the 284th Field Artillery Battalion Falls Church, Va., was promoted U.S.A.F., Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., has Webmaster/Director of News Services attached to General George S. Patton’s to his present rank and is now retired from the military after 23 years at Clarkson University, was a recipient Third Army, was honored by the Commanding General, United of service and has joined Orthopedics of the university’s Commendable President of the French Republic and States Army Medical Command/The Associates. Service Award. the French People by being named Surgeon General. Donna Harhut Abdalla, Acrhbald, Knight of the Legion of Honor during Sid Prejean, Dunmore, is the 78 was appointed Vice President of ceremonies in Normandy last June. Director of Community Relations David Hess, Waverly, has retired Human Resources for Southern and Organizational Advancement from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Union Co. 48 at Friendship House, a facility for Administration as a Supervisory Msgr. Donald McAndrews, Scranton, emotionally disturbed children. Special Agent after 20 years of service. was awarded an honorary Doctor 82 Robert Sintich, Ed.D., Washington, John Rozycki, Ph.D., Urbandale, of Divinity degree by College 79 Iowa, Associate Professor of Finance Misericordia. N.J., Commissioner for the National League for Nursing Accrediting, Inc., Hon. Richard Bucci, mayor of the at Drake University, was honored was named Provost/Dean of Academic City of Binghamton, N.Y., has been there by receiving the Madelyn M. 61 and Student Services at Warren elected for his third term as President Levitt Outstanding Mentor of the George Holmes, Ph.D., Irmo, S.C., County Community College. of the New York State Conference of Year Award. faculty member of the University of Mayors. South Carolina and the William Hall Psychiatric Institute, was given the 74 83 Joseph Lenahan, Dalton, of Lenahan 80 Michael A. Giannetta, Clarks Outstanding Teacher of Psychology Robert Schatz, New York, N.Y., Summit, is a Deputy Attorney Award by the S.C. Psychological & Dempsey, P.C., was elected to the Keystone College Board of Trustees. whose artwork explores the grace, General in the Civil Division, Torts Association. sensuality and expressive potential Litigation Section, at the Office of William Washo, Eynon, is Business of line as inspired by Chinese and Attorney General, Commonwealth of 65 Development Officer at Old Forge Japanese art, has had two of his works Pennsylvania. Charles Connors, M.D., Clarks Bank. purchased by the U.S. Department of Green, placed third in the e-photo State to be installed at the American Marion Lombardi Munley, Scranton, arts competition, educational division, 75 Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria was named Executive Director of the of the San Diego County Fair. Andrew M Russin, Flourtown, Lackawanna County Medical Society. Managing Partner of JR Marketing Thomas Smith, Trial and 67 LLC, was appointed to the Board of Partner in the Princeton law firm of Michael Sheridan, Scranton, is the Directors of Cohere Communications Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman, was Superintendent of Schools of the LLC. Cohere is a leading provider of elected Chairman of Hamilton (N.J.) Scranton School District. teleconferencing webcasting and VoIP area YMCA Board of Directors. services to the business community. 68 Andrew also serves as the President 84 William McDonnell, Dalton, former of the Mid Atlantic Hedge Fund Cynthia Nolan Motichka, Lake Ariel, Association. Northeast Regional Director for Robert Schatz. Trisong Detsen, 2003. was promoted to Loans Operations DEP, is the systems manager for the Samuel Sebastianelli, Jessup, is the Acrylic on paper, 18 x 24”. Collection, Supervisor at the Honesdale National Scranton Sewer Authority. owner and Manager of Medicap U.S. Department of State. Bank. Hon. Leonard Zito, Upper Mount Pharmacy. Karen Rafferty Hadam, M.D., J.D., Bethel Twp., was, following his Bristol, R.I., was inducted into the appointment by Gov. Edward Rendell Massachusetts Bar Association and and confirmation by the Pennsylvania th has launched her own medical legal Senate, inducted to the Northhamp- Physical Therapy Marks 20 Anniversary consulting business. ton County Court of Common Pleas Matthew Reavy, Ph.D., Shavertown, bench on August 13. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of physical therapists and the announcement of the Uni- was promoted to Associate Professor John Zonarich, Mechanicsburg, Man- in the Communications Department aging Partner of Skarlatos & Zonarich versity’s new doctoral program in the discipline, PT graduates at The University of Scranton and was LLP, has been named a “Pennsylvania returned for a two day celebration that included a reception with granted tenure. Super Lawyer” by the publications the PT faculty and a PT open house. Pictured here is a group of Law and Politics and The Philadel- 85 phia Magazine. PT alumni who broke away from a picnic for this group photo Stephen Carmody, News Director during the PT reunion, Oct. 1 – 2. of WFPL, Louisville, Ky., was named 70 “ Associated Press Radio Richard Yarmey, Clarks Summit, of Reporter of the Year.” Merrill Lynch, was selected as a Port- Joseph Gershey, D.P.M., Clarks folio Manager in the Personal Invest- Summit, a recipient of Board ment Advisory program. Certification status by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, was 71 named Co-Director of Moses-Taylor Dominick Famularo, Carbondale, Hospital’s Center for Wound Healing is the Superintendent of Schools for and Hyperbaric Oxygen Center. Cabondale Area. Kevin Quinn, Clarks Summit, is an Frank X. O’Connor, Great Bend, Associate with Wright & Reiner, P.C. secretary/treasurer of the Susquehanna specializing in corporate litigation. County Bar Association, was elected to the Pennsylvania Bar Association 87 Board of Governors. April Eldred Quinn, M.H.A., Milford, has joined the staff of Pike Physical Therapy & Fitness.





F A L L 2 0 0 4 2 7 MEDICAL ALUMNI SYMPOSIUM PLANNED The Medical Alumni Council of The University of Scranton will host a Medical Alumni Symposium, April 8-9 on campus. The event will coincide with the Mercy Hospital’s Boland Lecture on April 8 and will continue through April 9 with a variety of continuing education compo- nents for alumni in the health professions. The Symposium will conclude on Saturday evening with a dinner-reception for all medical alumni, their spouses and guests. Keynote speakers for the event will be Lt. Gen Kevin Kiley, M.D., FACOG ’72, Surgeon General of the United States Army, and Richard Bevilacqua, M.D., D.D.S. ’83, Professor in the University of Connecticut School of Medi- cine and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with Connecticut Maxillofacial Associates, Hartford, Conn. The University has nearly 2,000 physicians and dentists supported by an enviable record of medical school acceptances over the years. Nursing Alumni Committee members planning the Symposium include: Anthony Yanni, M.D. ’88, Paul R. Casey, Jr., M.D. ’71, Michael P. Platt, M.D. ’98, Joanne Calabrese, D.O. ’91, Gerald P. Tracy, M.D. Award ’63, MAC Chairman, Lawrence F. Gallagher, D.M.D. ’82, and Mary Engel, Ph.D., Director of Kathleen V. Eid-Heberle Medical School Placement and the Office of Fellowship Programs at the University. The event will M.S.N. UNCC ’86, left, take place entirely on campus with blocks of rooms available at the Scranton Hilton and Confer- Emergency Room Nurse ence Center, the Radisson Lackawanna Station and Clarion hotels. For more information, contact at the Carolinas Medical the Office of Alumni Relations at (570) 941-7661. Center, Charlotte, N.C., received the first Nurs- Lt. Col. John E. O’Malley, U.S.A., studies entirely through their new was promoted to his present rank and Internet-based curriculum. 91 ing Alumni Award at a is currently assigned to J6 (Command, Michael Bennett, Chinchilla, is ceremony honoring retir- Mary Jane Kalafut DiMattio, Ph.D., Director of Human Resources at Control Communications and Lake Ariel, was promoted to Associate ing Nursing Department Computers) United States Pacific Keystone College. Professor in The University of Chair Rosellen Garrett, Command, Camp Smith, . Scranton’s Nursing Department and Kenneth Okrepkie, Clarks Summit, Ann Sheedy Roarty, Ed.M., was granted tenure. is Vice President of the Great Valley Ph.D. this spring. From left: Technology Institute. Flemington, N.J., Guidance Charles McManus, M.B.A., Mrs. Eid-Heberle; Dr. Gar- Counselor at Immaculata High Phoenixville, of Morgan Stanley Mary Catherine Woodman Scott, rett; Nursing Department School, received her degree in Etters, returned, after maternity leave Investments, received his degree from Chair, Patricia Harrington, Counseling Psychology from Rutgers Villanova University. to deliver Evan Matthew (her third University. She is licensed by the State son), to her job as a supervising attor- Ph.D.; Carol Rothen- of New Jersey in Student Personnel Frank Merk, III, M.A., Morrisville, ney with the Harrisburg Civil Law berger, R.N. ’92; James Services. received his degree in Secondary Clinic at Widener University. Education from LaSalle University Pallanete, Ed.D., Dean of 88 and is a teacher in the Bristol 92 the Panuska College of Donna Butz, R.N., Allentown, is Township School District. Kate Moran Busby, J.D., Pleasantville, Professional Studies; and Triage Coordinator at Lehigh Valley N.J., received her degree from St. Mary Jane K. DiMattio Hospital & Health Network. 90 John’s University and is an Associate Laurence Flint, M.D., West ’89, Ph.D., Chair of the Anne Marie Collins, Huntington at Schindel, Farman & Lipsius. Caldwell, N.J., received his degree Nursing Alumni Council. Valley, a Vice President of Holy from UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical Robert Naso, New York, N.Y., is in Redeemer Health System, is Executive School. Following graduation, Hong Kong to head up Morgan Director of Drueding Center/Project Larry will be a pediatrics resident at Stanley’s real estate Asset Management Rainbow, a transitional housing Morristown Memorial Hospital. efforts covering Hong Kong, China program for homeless women and and India. 94 children. David Hall, Port Washington, N.Y., Maj. Andrew Aylward, U.S.M.C. specialist in Mergers and Acquisitions, (ret.), Encinitas, Calif., has left Albert Guari, Jessup, was named 93 the U.S. Marine Corps after 13 was named Partner at Price Mario Bracuti, Denville, N.J., was Assistant Vice President, business Waterhouse Coopers, LLP. years of service. A participant in banker III, at PNC’s administrative promoted to Assistant Vice President/ Operation Iraqi Freedom, he received office. Michael Mahon, Clarks Summit, is Branch Manager of Zurich North the Air Medal with Combat “V” the Superintendent of Schools for the America. distinguishing device for service as Neal Thompson, Weaverville, N.C., Abington Heights School District. has published, through Crown Books,: Richard McDonald is the an AH-1W Super-Cobra Attack Light This Candle: The Life & Times Robert Murphy, English as a Second Superintendent of Schools for the Helicopter Pilot. of Alan Shepard, America’s First Space- Language Teacher and Department Dunmore School District. Mary Katherine Babcock, M.F.A., man, the first biography of the first Head in Alexandria, Va. School Laurel Run, received her degree American in space. District, was awarded the Agnes in Creative Writing from Syracuse Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award, University. Winner of the 2003 89 given to teachers in the D.C. area by MORE CLASS NOTES Harriet Jaycox Prize for Best Poem, Deborah Baigis Flint, M.S., West the Washington Post. her writings have appeared in literary Caldwell, N.J., is Manager, Quality Matthew Rakauskas, Clarks Additional class notes journals such as Tampa Review, and Assurance, at the pharmaceutical Summit, was appointed Principal at may be found on the Borderlands: Poetry Review and company, Genta Inc. Debbie Lackawanna Trail High School. Scranton Online many others. received her degree in Regulatory Jacqueline Riccardo Rogers, Sarasota, Alumni Community Jennifer Berry, Philadelphia, faculty Affairs with honors from San Fla., is Marketing Manager with www. member at Girard College, received Diego State University’s Center for Boar’s Head Provision Co. her second M.Ed., this time in Bio/Pharmaceutical and Biodevice scranton.edu/ Counseling Psychology, from Temple Development and is the first graduate alumnicommunity University. of this program to complete her

2 8 THE SCRANTON JOURNAL Maria Bi Gus, D.O., Dallas, Jason Silvernail, Fort Benning, Ga., Michael Boylan, M.A., Scranton, Analyst with Julian J. Studley, Inc. completed her residency at St. Luke’s is Board Certified in Orthopedic received his degree in Secondary James was also accepted in the part- Hospital and is with Physicians Physical Therapy. Education from Xavier University, time Master of Laws (LL.M.) program th Health Alliance in their OB/GYN Rolaine Soril Bancroft, J.D., Cincinnati, and is an 8 grade social at Georgetown University Law Center practice. Alexandria, Va., received her degree, studies teacher in the Abington in Securities and Financial Regulation. Michael Colombo, Stamford, Conn., cum laude, from American University, Heights School District. Brian Curtis, Collingswood, N.J., is a is the State’s Attorney in charge of Washington College of Law. In Kim Kuczinski, D.O., Philadelphia, microbiologist at Baxter Health Care. major felony prosecution in Fairfield September, Rolaine will join the U.S. received her degree from the Kristin Erk, D.M.D., Hawley, a County. Securities and Exchange Commission Philadelphia College of Osteopathic University of Pennsylvania graduate, Cara DePalma, East Hanover, N.J., in the Division of Corporation Medicine. has joined Cherry Ridge Dental was promoted to Southeast Franchise Finance. Karen Langan, O.D., Annapolis, Center as an Associate in General Operations Manager at Huntington Md., received her degree from the Dentistry. Learning Center, Inc. 96G Pennsylvania College of Optometry Keith Kearney, D.O., Scranton, Bobby Armes, Buford, Ga., is Vice and is in private practice. Susan Powell, M.A., Early Childhood President-Emerging Markets with received his degree from the Master Teacher in Harrison, N.J., Stewart Title Co., one of the world’s Donald Murphy, Howard Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Public Schools, received her degree largest title insurance firms. Beach, N.Y., is a Senior Account Medicine. in Urban Education and English as Executive with Fleishman Hillard, Collette Kelly, D.M.V., Douglaston, a Second Language from New Jersey one of the top five New York PR N.Y., received her degree from St. City University. 97 Firms specializing in strategic Jennifer Compton, Smithtown, N.Y., George’s University, Grenada. Fred Rinaldi, J.D., Old Forge, communications for the worlds top is Executive Director at Trinity Fund pharmaceutical companies. James Kelly, III, Lafayette Hill, is received his degree from Thomas Raising Consultants, Inc. a senior consultant with Smart & Cooley School of Law and is a partner Christopher Paris, J.D., Philadelphia, Associates. with Rinaldi & Poveromo, P.C. Sean P. Mellody, Havertown, received his degree from Temple was promoted to the position University and has joined the Nicole Mortellito, Alexandria, Va., of Manager, US Markets at Pennsylvania State Police as a public has accepted a Marketing Associate 95 PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. In his Anne Burns Thomas, Ph.D., information officer. position to coordinate proposal expanded role he will be working projects of eight top brokers in real Philadelphia, received her degree in in their MarketINSIGHT group, a Michael Pennacchio, Mineola, N.Y., accounting from the University of estate in the prestigious Georgetown division of the US Marketing function has been transferred to the NYPD office of Trammell Crow Company. Pennsylvania. within PwC. Transit Bureau Special Operations Monica Farkas Bremner, Downers Division, an anti-crime unit to reduce Nicole Nagurney Ceccacci, D.O., David C. Miller, Lake Ariel, has felonies in the NYC Subway system. Allentown, received her degree Grove, Ill., is a Nurse Manager at completed his Superintendent’s letter Northwestern University Hospital. from the Philadelphia College of and will begin work on completing Peter Swift, Bridgewater, N.J., has Osteopathic Medicine and is an intern Joan Gaffney, Trinity, Fla., was his Doctorate in Supervisory passed the New York and New Jersey at Lehigh Valley Medical Center. promoted to District Director at Education. Bar Exams and is with Golden, Roth- Muscular Dystrophy Association. schild, Spagnola, Lundell, Levitt & Michele Opalka, M.D., Waymart, Shawn Moran, San Diego, Calif., a Boylan, P.C. received her degree from Thomas Senior Patrol Agent with the United Jefferson University and is a resident 95G States Border Patrol, was named Eric Walsh, Venice, Fla., was admitted in family practice at University William Wallick, Ph.D., Dallas, was Agent of the Month for lifesaving to Library and Information Science of Medical Center/St. promoted to Associate Professor in the actions performed in the line of duty. Program of the University of South Margaret’s Hospital. Health Administration Department at . Br. Timothy Powers, O.F.M., Lori Rushen Rink, Philadelphia, The University of Scranton and was Melinda Wolter, O.D., Dalton, granted tenure. Wilmington, Del., was received into doctoral candidate in molecular the Franciscans of the Holy Name received her degree from the Pennsyl- biology at Temple, is in the cancer Province and, with eight others, has vania College of Optometry. research department of Temple 96 begun his novitiate. Keir Bancroft, J.D., Alexandria, Va., University College of Science & received his degree from Georgetown Matthew Scalese, Ph.D., Moscow, 99 Technology. received his degree in Physical Andrea Edwards, Linden, N.J., University, was admitted to the is a Reading Teacher in Elizabeth. Mary Santarelli Pascolini, D.O., Maryland State Bar and is serving as Therapy from Temple University and Erie, received her degree from Lake a judicial law clerk to the Honorable has joined Mackarey & Mackarey Ryan Gibbons, Paramus, N.J., is on Erie College of Osteopathy, is an George W. Miller on the U.S. Court Physical Therapy Consultants. the staff of Bergen Catholic High osteopathic intern at Millcreek of Federal Claims. Michael Shera, Flanders, N.J., School and their Hockey Coach. Community Hospital and will Andrew Kosar is a Patent Examiner has earned N.J. Certification as a Ruth Lurie-Silsby, Hawley, Certified continue with a residency in Ear Nose with the United States Patent Principal/Supervisor, and has begun a Registered Nurse Practitioner, and Throat and Neurology at Hamot. & Trademark Office located in new position teaching 10th and 11th has joined the staff of Highland Jennifer Socash Zampetti, New York, Alexandria, Va. grade English Literature at Montville Physicians. N.Y., is in Corporate Finance for Township High School. Joseph Meranti, M.Div., part-time Tricia Starr Mathis, Bensalem, was Kraft Foods Global, Inc. Pastor of the First Presbyterian Daniel Stanislawczyk, Hilton Head, promoted to Program Manager of the Matthew Trego, O.D., Philadelphia, Church, Shickshinny, received his S.C., was promoted to Assistant rehab department at Genesis Health- received his degree from the Pennsyl- degree from Moravian Theological Principal of Curriculum and Care’s Marcella Center. vania College of Optometry. Seminary. Instruction at Bluffton High School. Thomas Welsh, Warren, N.J., is a Michael Zampetti, New York, N.Y., Christine Phillips Beistline, D.O., History [Eastern Civilization & Amer- works in Real Estate Finance & Lake Ariel, received her degree 98 ican History] teacher at Immaculata Securitization for Credit Suisse First Br. Philip Allen, C.F.R., Yonkers, from the Philadelphia College of High School. Boston. Osteopathic Medicine. N.Y., member of the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, is Bernadette Royce, Orlando, Fla., 00 01 at Casa Jan Diego ministering to the James Brennan, Washington, D.C., professor of EMS for Valencia needs of Latin American immigrants. 1st Lt. Robert Abbey, U.S.A., Fort Community College, graduated from recently sworn in as a member of Bragg, N.C., is executive officer for Central Florida Fire Academy and is the N.J. State Bar and United States Delta Company of the 50th Signal a firefighter/paramedic for Osceola District Court for the State of New Battalion (Airborne). County Fire Rescue. Jersey, is a Commercial Real Estate

F A L L 2 0 0 4 2 9 Sam Keller, Rochester, N.Y., is Michael Koch, D.V.M., to Lauren pursuing his doctorate in medicine at 98 Orsetti ’01 the University there. Marriages Sharon Avvisato to Xerxes Oshidar Rebecca Miller to Michael Lefchak Brett Bender, D.O., to Michelle Krista Mancini Swetz, Clifton, Md., Amanda Monaco to Tom Bigoski 39 Klosterman Teresa Pirri to Joseph McGrath is an Occupational Therapist with Claude Saracino to Lillian Nichols Danielle M. D’Antoni to John M. North Arundel Hospital. Michele Pizzutti to James Elliott Fizzano Marisa Puk to Stephen Aulenbach Thomas Morrissey, Wilkes-Barre, 83 Allison DiPasqua to Eric Schiffner Paul O’Malley to Joy Barrett Ana Marie Rojas to Michael Caucci has joined the John Heinz Institute Lindsay Ehlers to Christopher Cox Lori Rushen to David Rink of Rehabilitative Medicine as a Staff Kristen LaForte to Brian McNicholas Jennifer Socash to Michael Zampetti 84 Mario Matrone to Karen O’Donnell Therapist. Mary Roche to Thomas Redel Michele Summa to Kevin Walsh Laura Novak to Joseph Connolly Meghan Ryan, Rochester, N.Y, is Patrick Walsh to Jean McAndrew Michael O’Brien to Charlotte Peraino working as a community counselor 01 Shannon O’Neill to Michael Birdsall st while completing her master’s 89 1 . Lt. Robert Abbey, U.S.A., to Margaret Waldron to Denis degree in counseling and human John Curry to Deborah DeRock Christine Baran ’02 Naughton development at the University there. Albert O’Donnell to Kathleen Kulick Cheryl Cotterall to Mike Pisano ’91 Cara Gavern to Sean Coleman Adam Swetz, Crofton, Md., is a 99 Sarah M. Holsey to Lucas Hadzima teacher at Kent Island High School. 90 Jill Barton to Brian Wing Albert Insogna to Janelle Stackhouse Joseph Cummings to Nicole Amato Alison Tusi, Dunmore, is Marketing Jacqueline Riccardo to Angus Rogers Melissa Logan to Doug Pacitti ’01 Krista Mancini to Adam Swetz Account Executive at Noble Fiber Kristine Curran to Brian Martin Technologies. 91 Charles McHale to Tracy Bednarz ’02 Peter Stockschlaeder to Mary Kristin Irene Wlodkowska to Mark Cyrwus Courtney Merring to John Krajkovich Ball Trica Jones to David Watters Stacy Lyn Minelli to Chad Kresge 02 Jessica Julio to Spc. Ronald Rigdon Katherine Murman to Christopher Christine Baran Abbey is a seventh 92 Franny Krushinsky to Christopher grade science teacher at Douglas Byrd Christopher Kotchick, M.D., to Zielinski Kube Leeta Patel to Paul Dennebaum Middle School, Fayetteville, N.C. Bridget O’Malley Erin Mattingly to Robert Tynebor Kate Moran to Stephen Busby Michael Sawyer to Karma Parsons Lorraine DeNichilo Palizza, Joseph Swift to Katharine Markel Tania Stoker to David Skotleski Clarksville, Tenn., is working as an Mara Anne Mucciolo to Ronald Bridget Wolohan to Frank Pustay Gecan Patricia Zakrzewski to Matthew occupational therapist in Nashville, Helmke ’01 Tenn. Lee Speckenbach to James Franzek 00 Natalie Ardito to Michael Nashold Gregory Gricoski, Scranton, received 02 93 Timothy Brody to Marianne Lewis Erica Borella to Michael DiAngelo magna cum laude a Licentiate in Christopher Howard to Lynn Yohana Adrienne Carver to Gregory Yourek Philosophy (U.S. equivalent is an Robert Mascaro to Patricia Turi Lorraine DeNichilo to Chris Palizza Catherine Long to Thomas Ehrlein Veasna Lay to Erin Jones MA) from Katholieke Universiteit Michael Novrocki to Karin Buetter Jennifer Donovan to Andrew Lund Leuven, Belgium. Thesis promoter James Kelly to Rebecca Roco ’04 Prof. Dr. William Desmond; Thesis 94 title “Rahner the Onto-Theologian: Shawn Casey to Morgan Lee Applying Heidegger’s Critique of Paul Lameo to Laura Gribbin ’95 Metaphysics”. Fred Rinaldi to Nanette Medico COMING AND GOING Mary Sweeney to Christian Lehr Victoria Swift, M.A., Bridgewater, Ann Bridget Turlip to Michael Saville N.J., received her degree in Corporate and Public Communications from 95 Seton Hall University. Monica Farkas to Michael Bremner 03 Jean Marie Stanek to John Collins Michael Bartholomew, has begun his 96 first year of theology studies for the Juliane Clark to Jason Buffington Catholic Priesthood at the Seminary Michael DeMaio to Cynthia Taylor of the Immaculate Conception, Julie Farrell to S. Brian Jones Huntington, N.Y. William Ford, Jr., M.D., to Lisa Johnson Peter Castagna, St. Michaels, Ariz., Cindy Krenitsky to Jonathan was a member of the Mercy Volunteer Pietrowski Corps for a year and now is Dean of Alison McMullen to Donald Wil- Students at St. Michael High School liams, Jr. The Alumni Society has a long tradition of showcasing its legacies. and teacher of a college writing Danielle Monte to Kevin Bressner course. Above, members of the Class of 2004 gather with their alumni Maura Rooney to Timothy Wheller parent(s) following the Baccalaureate Mass on campus in 2000. 2nd Lt. Matthew Hartzell, Moscow, Jennifer Rygiel to Thomas Boyd was seriously wounded while on patrol Mary Beth Seagrave to Joseph Below, members of the Class of 2008 who are sons and daugh- in Iraq but recovered in military Doherty ters of Scranton Alumni are welcomed during Freshman Orien- hospitals in Germany and here. He Jill Sereika to Michael Skinner tation by University President, Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., center, and Amy Wisniewski to Peter O’Keefe will soon return to active duty. President Emeritus J.A. Panuska, S.J., far right. 04 97 Susan Chrusciel, Dickson City, Patrick Ahern to Marnel Moschorak is an R2L Technician in clinical Matthew Comerford to Jacquelyn Fox immunology at Aventis Pasteur. Meghan Curry to Shane McAteer Rebecca Georgia to Mario Emiliani, III Rebecca Rocco Kelly, Lafayette Hill, Melissa Masankay to Richard is a Certified Reading Specialist. Daniels, Jr. Mary Ellen Williams to Philip Condron

3 0 THE SCRANTON JOURNAL A daughter, Sadie Marie, to Joel and A daughter, Victoria Renee, to Joseph 03 Susan Oakey Shapiro, Clarks & Renee Czubowicz Tierney, Scranton Alumni Stefanie DePietro to Kenneth Wit- Summit Dalton kowski A son, Kevin Gerald, to Robin & Erin A daughter, Erin Elizabeth, to Volunteer with JVC Eva Harris to Peter Cady Tracy, Stoneham, Mass. Chris & Lisa Davis Schneider, Five graduates from The Natalya Parente to Nathan Boock A son, Neil Patrick, to Arthur & Naperville, Ill. Patrick Sporing to Hillarey Mini Weber Flynn, Darien, Conn. A son, Andrew James, to Kristin & University of Scranton have Lukasewicz-Hardisky A daughter, Cassidy Rose, to Paul Lawrence Durkin, Scranton committed to be members 04 & Kimberly Duffy Wylam ’90, A daughter, Erin, to Ruth & Brian & of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Lasuren Strong to Sgt. Daniel Smith, Scranton Ruth Flynn Raftery, Westwood, A daughter, Megan Jane, to John & N.J. (JVC) working full-time for U.S.M.C. justice and peace. Melisa Tyria to Jason Berkowitz Cynthia Zawacki Williams, Dalton A son, Brodie Drew, to Drew & Cathy Hadley Roberson, Scranton 89 A daughter, Brynn T., to Karin & Geraldine Mulcahy ’03, is A daughter, Olivia Siobhan, to Charles Lancelotta, Ellicott City, living in Nepal and working Births Jim & Roberta Bowen Marler, Md. at St. Xavier Godavari. Shelbourne, Vt. A daughter, Anne Crawford, to Eric 80 A daughter, Lilah Catherine, to Kevin & Molly Millett Johnson, Clarks Kate Redmond ’04, is living A daughter, Lily Grace, to Michele & & Katrina Fontanette Casey, Summit in Anchorage, Ala., and Mendon, Mass. James Connor, Scranton A son, Jack Duggan, to Ken & Julie working for the Alaskan AIDS A son, Nicholas Dimitri, to William O’Malley Philipp, San Jose, Calif. 81 & Milissa Galat Carey, Clarks A daughter, Allison Patricia, to Kevin Assistance Association as a A son, Aiden Michael, to Martina & Summit ’94 & Amy Pavlovec Zeiss, Dallas Client Services Advocate. Michael Cawley, Wilmington, Del. A son, Gregg Michael, to Linda & A daughter, Madison Michelle, Gregg Marella, Morristown, N.J. to Michael & Michelle Reilly Donna Shank, ’04, is living in 83 A son, Brendan Michael, to Stanley & Markiewicz, Olyphant Hays, Mont., and working at A son, Guy Michael, to Tara & Guy Mara McGuire Marczyk, Absecon, A son, Sabastian, Kimarie & Richard the St. Paul’s Mission School Annunziata, Hilton Head, S.C. N.J. Segiel, Gouldsboro as a Kindergarten Teacher. A son, Joseph Anthony, to Joseph A son, Nathaniel Francis, to Frank & Luanne Cresswell Cardillo, 90 & Rebecca Severcool Luzi, Christina O’Herron, ’04, is Throop A son, David Pierce, to Ann Marie & Havertown living in Sacramento, Calif., A son, Jordan August, to Dee Dee & David Banko, Wind Gap A daughter, Charlotte Anne, to John Jaenisch, New York, N.Y. A daughter, Molly Madegan, to Colleen & Thomas Zarzecki, and working at L&F Dining Elizabeth & Sean Devine, Marlton, Ph.D., Silver Spring, Md. Room. 84 N.J. A daughter, Elena Maria, to Richard A son, Gerard William, to Gerard & 92 Kristen Smith ’04, is living ’94 & Janice Kane Winslow, Judith Dougherty Lang, Westfield, Twin daughters, Summer Alice & in Los Angeles, Calif., and Jermyn N.J. Scarlett Jane, to Scott & Shannon working at Chrysalis. A son, Nicholas Raymond, Marybeth A daughter, Lily Kathryn, to Jeffrey Baker Swing, Beloit, Wis. & Nicolas Maro, Scranton ’01 & Catherine Gavigan A son, Matthew George, to Kevin Since 1983, a total of Seymour, Clarks Summit & Kristin Busch Dukes, Silver 85 A daughter, Erin Elizabeth, to 347 University of Scranton A son, Yoshihiko, Kunihiko & Joan Spring, Md. William & Christine Holste A daughter, Malia Avery, to Tom & graduates have chosen full- Mead Matsui, Clarks Summit Stoffel, Mountainside, N.J. A daughter, Olivia Grace, to Margaret Maryann Cresho Comiskey, New time volunteer service over A son, Kevin James, to Tom & Maura City, N.Y. & Robert Rembecki, Clarks McCormack Dolan, Denville, N.J. employment. A total of 197 Summit A adopted son, Leo Mark, to Daughters, Rosemary Ann & Grace Jonathan & Maureen Cronin, of these Scranton graduates A son, Andrew Perry, to Richard & Barbara, to Sarah & Peter Millett, have volunteered with the Linda Selemba Schultz, Hickory, London, England Wellesley, Mass. A daughter, Ashley Danielle, to Jesuit Volunteer Corps. N.C. A son, Richard Francis, to Karen & Dan & Diane Diercksen Regan, Jesuit Volunteers are called 86 Rick Orsini, Sparta, N.J. Highland Mills, N.Y. A daughter, Emma Yuan, adopted A son, Henry Malet, to Clarke & A daughter, Megan Rileigh, to Paul to the mission of serving from China by Robert & Lisa Noreen Maley Piatt ’91, Wayne & Bonnie Duffield Zipprich, the poor directly, working Scalzo Getts ’88, Collegeville A son, Andrew Joseph, to Jeff & Hop Bottom Graceann O’Sullivan Bisig, for structural change in the A daughter, Rita Elizabeth, to A son, Vincent, III, to Vincent United States, and accompany- Danielle & Edward Gowarty, Millburn, N.J. & Marie Gillette Bonavoglia, Clarks Summit A daughter, Muriel Katherine, to Dunmore ing people in developing coun- Frank & Christine Sheridan Celia, A daughter, Abigail Hope, to Marc tries. There are over 11,000 Collingswood, N.J. 87 & Kathleen Jezerski Phillips, former Jesuit Volunteers. A daughter, Ryann Elizabeth, to A son, Kevin Patrick, to Patrick Haworth, N.J. Kenneth & Kathleen Bowe & Christina Trendler Sweeney, A daughter, Taylor Rose, to Alan & More information is available Mulderrig, Havertown Philadelphia Melissa Lucas Niemiec, Stratford, at www.jesuitvolunteers.org A son, Timothy James, to Diane & A son, Mark Anthony, to Paul & Conn. Andrew Convery, Gulph Mills Karen Zangardi Troni, Littleton, A daughter, Theresa Ann, to Ann Marie A son, Cade Lavery, to John & Peggy Colo. & Sean Lynch, Lynbrook, N.Y. Leo-Gallo, Charlotte, N.C. A daughter, Sara Margaret, to Jeremy A son, Adam Jack, to John & Karen 93 & Anne-Marie Weston Kessler, Moller Kern, Fanwood, N.J. A son, Nolan Thomas, to Robert 88 East Rockaway, N.Y. A daughter, Mary Catherine, to Lisa ’94 & Jennifer Guarino Brunner, A son, Nicholas David, to Nicholas & & John Sinclair, Scranton Jamesburg, N.J. Jennifer Lewis Dodge,’94, Clarks 91 A daughter, Kellie Ann, to Joe & A daughter, Ashleigh Madison, Summit Twin sons, Ryan Patrick & Gavin Kathy Wieners Martin, Havertown to Dorina & Peter Gutowski, A daughter, Kathleen, to Saraellen & Michael, to Francine & Michael A son, Shane Thomas, Anne & Tom Moscow Karl Lynott, Scranton Brophy, West Chester Winkelman, Philadelphia A daughter, Fiona Mary, to Peter A son, Kevin Patrick, to Michael ’95 & Moira Keenan Mullen, & Mary Beth Collins Carchia, Rockaway Park, N.Y. Fairfax, Va.

F A L L 2 0 0 4 3 1 A daughter, Jennifer, to John & A daughter, Grace Michele, to Liam A daughter, Paige Marie, to Robert Jennifer Perry McNeff ’94, & Michele Perry Murtagh, & Elizabeth Yard Wilhelmy, 00 Dunmore Dickson City Youngsville, N.C. A son, Giovanni Thomas, to Anthony, A son, Connor John, to Dorothy & A daughter, Fiona Lynn, to Michael III & Tracy Doherty Mercuri, Christopher Osborne, Scranton & Allison Quain Anderson, 97 Clarks Summit Brooklyn, N.Y. A son, Liam, to Rick & Kristina A son, Edward John III, to Edward 94 A son, Aidan Matthew, to Lisa & Bennett O’Neill, East Rockaway, ’01 & Brenna Farrell Pearce, Cape A daughter, Gianna Sofia, Karen & Brian Rumain, Somerville, N.J. N.Y. May Court House, N.J. John Angelo, Brooklyn, N.Y. A son, Ryan Michael to Mike & A son, Benjamin Patrick, to Joseph & A son, Anthony John, to Melissa & A daughter, Margaret “Maggie” Robyn Sack Symons, King of Megan Heyer Monks, Verona, N.J. Brian Kraker, Staten Island, N.Y. Maeve, to Timothy & Jennifer Prussia A daughter, Grace Victoria, to Tracie Begley Seechock, Clarks Summit & James Lennox, Scranton 01 A son, Gavin George, to Sean & A daughter, Lauren Marie, to Daniel A son, Jacob Paul, to James & Karen Denise Vlaciky Moore, Delran, A daughter, Brenna Anne, to Danielle Buholski Bianchi, Scranton & Peter Lill, Havertown & Stacie Gilbert Totman, Severn, N.J. Md. A daughter, Hailey Christine, to A son, Matthew David, to John & A son, Kaeden Thomas, to Thomas & Joseph & Sharon Chesna Patts, Maurya Mellody Carr, Throop A daughter, Bella, to Chris & Judy Kara Landsittel Wolfe ’96, Brick, Molewski Cerra, Scranton West Pittston N.J. A son, Adam Michael, to John & A son, Nicolas L., to Christine & Christine Pascone Hudacek, 02 Theodore Colarusso, Madbury, 94G Baltimore, Md. A daughter, Madelyn Marie, to N.H. A daughter, Kate Caroline, to James A daughter, Claire Sophia, to Nathan & Dawn Lamoureux A daughter, Caroline Flanagan, to & Kathleen Granko Lettieri, Christopher & Katherine Davis, Scranton George & Louanne Flanagan Taylor Pyszczymuka Holman, Millersville, A son, Aaron Michael, to Aaron & Caspar, Philadelphia Md. Tammy Phillips, Carbondale A son, Michael Christopher, to 95 A daughter, Olivia Rose, to Rance ’03 A daughter, Mary Katherine, to Kathy A son, Eric Edward, to Darlene & Michael & Jennifer Gilbert and Tanya Symuleski Prescott, Edward Slack, Dunmore Tomich, Berkeley Hgts., N.J. & Matt Bulley, Media Dalton A son, Kieran Finlon, to Kevin & A daughter, Norah Mary, to Edward 03 Christine Gilhool Collins, Severn, & Siobhan Cahill Smith, Lincroft, 97G A son, Luke Alan, to John & Md. N.J. A son, Mariano, to Enrico & Larissa Kathleen Buntz Bender, Scranton A daughter, Faith Elizabeth, to A daughter, Katelyn Mary, to Jeanine Dyshuk Monacelli, Scranton Matthew & Rachel Horger Dewey, & Christopher Caramore, Dalton Massapequa, N.Y. 98 A son, Owen Patrick, to Michael & A daughter, Emma Ann, to Jon & A son, Aiden Matthew, to Eugene Deaths Lorraine Kaiser Kelly, Spring City Mary Doyle Troy, Dunmore & Christine Carden Bradley, A son, Liam Martin, to Sean & A son, Liam Joseph, to Joseph & Catonsville, Md. 35 Kathleen O’Doherty Cullinan, Megan Fleming Holden, Glenside A daughter, Mia Rose, to Michael & Alphonse Bulavich, Scranton Oakland Gardens, N.Y. A son, Christopher Kenneth, to Meghan Corcoran Barlotta, Morris Francis Karosa, Reedley, Calif. A son, Giovanni Jacob, to Giovanni Kenneth & Christine Greenough Plains, N.J. Ramos & Cynthia Oleski, Spassione, Irvington, N.J. A daughter, Abigail Rose, to Steven 38 Scranton A son, Vaughn Thomas, adopted from & Gina Esposito Vickner, Lester Stahler, Scranton A son, Brendan Dillon, to Phil & Vladivostok, Russia, by Wendy & Bridgewater, N.J. Brian Healey, Covington, Ga. A son, Carmen Dominick, to Rachael 39 Tara O’Reilly Reed, Floral Park, Charles Savino, Yardley N.Y. A son, Colby Richard, to Christopher & Carmen Ferranti, Scranton & Lori Jones Murray, Dunmore A daughter, Emma Ann, to Brian & Maura Flynn-DePersis, Wyckoff, 40 A daughter, Jillian Rosemary, to Joseph Cottone, Washington, D.C. Edward & Kerry Karlson Sandt, N.J. JESUIT ALUMNI Hillsdale, N.J. A daughter, Grace Kathryn, to David 41 A son, Declan Patrick, to Stephen & Kathryn Gavin Elliott, Scranton James McEnrue, Fairfax, Va. & Bridget Scanlon Hefferan, A son, William Anthony, to William Robert Quigley, Forty Fort RETREATS Broomall & Allison DiIenno Jollie ’99, Birdsboro 42 In New York 96 A son, Jacob Tyler, to Mimi & Albert James Melvin, Wynnewood A daughter, Brady Elizabeth, to Eric Quisumbing, Secaucus, N.J Peter Savage, M.D., Plymouth & Lauren Gillmore Beck, ’98, A son, Vito Michael, to Denise & March 18 - 20 High Bridge, N.J. Michael Rotell, Eynon 43 Mount Manresa A son, Daniel Joseph, to Rosemary & A son, Daniel Michael, to Michael Irving Davis, Pompano Beach, Fla. Jason Bohenek, Scranton & Joanna Sukacz Peloquin, Edward McLaughlin, Ph.D., Hous- Staten Island A daughter, Megan Elizabeth, to Manchester, Md. ton, Texas q Jennifer & Andrew Kosar, Lorton, Va. 98G 44 A son, Jason Michael, to Michael A son, Liam Peter, to Liam & Megan Francis Manley, Scranton In Philadelphia & Denise Krause Blain, McGee McAndrew, Scranton Westhampton, N.J. 47 Rev. Patrick Healey, Scranton A daughter, Christianna Grace, 99 March 13 Paul Shields, Jacksonville, Fla. to Steven & Margaret Lentz A son, John Joseph, to John & Karen St. Raphaela Center Johnsson, Perkasie Cosgrove Snyder, Scranton A daughter, Anna Sophie, to Daniel 48 Haverford A son, William Kevin, to Kevin & Paul Kelly, Sr., Moscow Danielle Monte Bressner, Wayne, & Amy Novkovic Lloyd ’00 Milwaukee, Wis. Thomas O’Toole, Taylor N.J. 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F A L L 2 0 0 4 3 3 I N M E M O R Y S service while serving of the University of Scranton Concert on the USS Muliphen, and Theater Series, and was elected to Rev. Bernard A. AKA 61, in the the Jesuit Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Mediterranean. Nu. An active member of the arts in Suppe, S.J. He earned his northeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Petrovic Rev. Bernard A. Suppe, S.J. Chaplain bachelor’s and served as Vice President of the Lackawa- Emeritus at Mercy Medical Center, master’s degrees nna Arts Council; a member and later Baltimore, and a former Professor of from the University, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Philosophy at The University of Scranton, and his doctorate in English and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philhar- passed away on Aug. 28th at Mercy education from Temple University. monic; and was appointed by Pennsyl- following a stroke at the age of 82. After having taught English at vania former Governor Shapp as State Born in New York Scranton Technical High School, he Performing Arts Advisor. City and baptized began his career as a college professor at During this critical historical moment there at St. Gregory the The University of Scranton, rising to the for his homeland, Dr. Petrovic was Great, Fr. Suppe grew rank of full professor in 1973. For most an active spokesman, interpreter and up in Philadelphia of his University career, a career that defender of the Serbian people. after losing both his began in 1969, Dr. Rakauskas helped S parents when he was prepare students for their professional a child. He graduated role teaching English, grammar, David W. Hall, Ph.D. from St. Thomas More High School in composition and literature at both the 1940 and attended St. Joseph’s College in undergraduate and graduate levels. David W. Hall, Ph.D. Associate Profes- Philadelphia for two years before entering At the University, Dr. Rakauskas was sor of Counseling and Human Resources, into the Society of Jesus as a Novice at named CASE Professor of the Year in passed away on Oct. 16. St. Isaac Jogues in Wernersville. He was 1991, and was an honorary member of Dr. Hall joined the ordained a priest in 1955. Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor faculty of the University Fr. Suppe taught history and Greek society. He also served as a lecturer in the in 1985 as an instruc- at Gonzaga High School in Washington, University’s evening college and taught tor in the Department D.C., 1949-1952. He served at The the Academic Development Program. For of Human Resources. University of Scranton from 1957 to 1976 several years, he directed the University’s He was promoted to and then taught at St. Joseph’s University Writing Center and moderated its student Assistant Professor in from 1978 to 1983. From 1976 to 1984, newspaper, The Aquinas. 1986 and Associate Fr. Suppe also worked in pastoral ministry Memorial donations may be made to Professor in 1991. He served as Direc- at Old St. Joseph’s Church, Willings the Dr. William V. Rakauskas Student tor of the Community Counseling and Alley, Philadelphia, considered the oldest Scholarship Fund, in care of The University Rehabilitation Counseling programs and Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. of Scranton, Scranton, PA 18510 was the first Chair of the Department of Human Services. In 1984, Fr. Suppe joined Mercy S Medical Center in Baltimore as Dr. Hall was a member of numer- Chaplain in the hospital’s Pastoral Care Njegos M. Petrovic, Ph.D. ous professional organizations, Department. He served on the hospital’s including the American Counseling Medical Morals Committee and Njegos M. Petrovic, Ph.D., Professor Association, the Association for Coun- Institutional Review Board, even after his of Foreign Languages and Literatures, selor Education, the Pennsylvania retirement in spring 2004 when he was passed away on July 8. Counseling Association and others. awarded the title of “chaplain emeritus.” Dr. Petrovic was born in Vucitrn, A highlight of his professional career The Mass of Christian Burial took Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro. He was was his service as President of the Penn- place at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, a member of the University’s Department sylvania Alliance of Counseling Profes- Balitmore. The burial was held on Sept. of Foreign Languages and Literature sionals. His efforts in this role helped 1 at the Jesuit Cemetery in Wernersville. since 1967. to enact Act 136 of 1998, the Social Dr. Petrovic wrote and published Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists S numerous literary essays, poems and and Professional Counselors Act, the first William V. Rakaukas, short stores in Serbian, French and legislation in Pennsylvania to license pro- English, on both sides of the Atlantic. fessional counselors. Ed.D. ’61, G’63 He was given a scholar- Memorial contributions may be made William V. Rakauskas, Ed.D., ’61, ship by the French to the David W. Hall Memorial Fund, G’63, Professor of English, passed away government for study The University of Scranton Graduate on Sept. 11. and research on his School 18510; or the Susan and Sara Born in Scranton, Dr. Rakauskas Ph.D. thesis. Hall Trust Fund c/o PNC Bank, 920 was a four-year Navy veteran, who was At the University, Northern Blvd., Chinchilla, PA 18410 awarded a certificate for meritorious Dr. Petrovic was founder and Chairman