Mercyhurst Magazine Spring 2014

Class notes Dr. Carol Bocan ‘59 was recognized for her 24 years of service to the Conneaut School Board, receiving a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and a congratulatory letter from the State Senate. Rosemary Blieszner, Ph.D. ‘70 of Virginia Tech has been installed as president of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the feld of aging. She was elected by GSA’s membership of more than 5,500 professionals. Adele Wilson Larsen ‘72 is a teacher and artist who recently had her work on exhibit at the Urraro Gallery in Erie. Her exhibit was titled “Journeys: Color and Light” and featured work inspired by people and nature. Christopher Lytle ‘73 was named senior advancement ofcer at the Antique Boat Museum, based in Clayton, N.Y. Mark London ‘85 has been named chief of the Franklin Police Department, where he has served since 1993. Scott Devore ‘89 was named Athletic Trainer of the Year by the National Football Foundation of Central Pa. ABTS Convention Services, a global company specializing in serving non-U.S. attendees of medical association meetings in the U.S. with registration and housing needs. Jason A. Pagni ‘92 , an experienced government public relations manager, was appointed press secretary to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett. John Peluso ‘92 is a Brother of The Franciscans of San Damiano and works as a counselor at the Journey Home of the Mercy Life Corporation in Pittsburgh. Deb Lang Redlin ‘93 has accepted a position as executive assistant with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services in Plano, Texas. Deb supports three senior directors in the ES marketing division. Anthony Prusak ‘90 , has left his post as senior director of convention sales at Cleveland Convention Center & Global Center for Health Innovation to become vice president of business development for

MARRIAGES Emily Mosco ‘04 ‘06 and Robert E. Merski ‘99 were married

Jason Gifen ‘97 was named director of environmental and land use management for the Port of San Diego. He is responsible for waterfront planning; environmental, protection, remediation, stewardship and sustainability; and public art. Dr. Cassandra L. Kuba ‘97 was promoted to associate professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Society at California University of Pennsylvania. Jonathan Nolan ‘97 and his students at Wilson Middle School in Erie, Pa., were selected by the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to receive a grant of nearly $20,000 to purchase new musical instruments. Richard M. Johns ‘03 was promoted to assistant commissioner of fnancial management and operations at the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. Katy L. Delaney Yates ‘03 earned her doctorate in education with an emphasis in leadership of efective schools from Grand Canyon University. Meghann Kaplun ‘05 graduated May 18, 2013, with her master’s in education, school counseling from George Mason University. She is employed as a high school counselor in Fairfax, Va. Steven Puskar ‘08 of and Elizabeth Butterfeld ‘07 of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie earned Addy Awards from the Erie Ad Club for their creative work. Miles N. Schwartz ‘09 joined the West Side Rowing Club as director of boathouse operations. Erin Alarcon ‘10 received the Omaha Entertainment Award in February for Best Featured Dancer. Lisa Bathory Dojnik ‘11 was promoted to art director of the SKM GROUP in Bufalo, N.Y. She joined SKM in 2011 as a graphic designer. Christina Casey ‘11 graduated from the Connecticut State Police academy in January with the ofcial title of Trooper. Caileen Farrell ‘11 has been promoted to event manager for Marriott International at the Cleveland Airport Marriott. Sarah M. Hricko ‘11 was promoted to marketing manager at DANCECleveland.

in Christ the King Chapel on Nov. 23,

2013. The bridal party included mother of the bride Marlene D. Mosco ‘64 and sister of the groom Angela Merski Stankiewiz ‘06 . Emily is an attorney with the Vendetti & Vendetti law frm in Erie, Pa., and a member of the adjunct faculty at Mercyhurst. Bob is a special education teacher in the City of Erie School District and a member of Erie City Council. Andrea Bauer ‘03 married Kevin Kuczma on Nov. 2, 2013, in Cochranton, Pa. Bridesmaids included Leah Vallone ‘03 and Dena Quarantillo ‘03 . Music was provided by Keri Weber ‘03 , Todd Swavey ‘04 and Diane Kalinowski ‘04 . Andrea is a credit analyst for Sapa Extrusions in Pittsburgh and serves as afliate coordinator for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Kevin works as an EMT for Guardian Angel Ambulance Service in Pittsburgh. Holly St. George ‘03 married Steve Simon ‘03 on Dec. 12, 2012. Caitlin Carroll ‘04 married Brian McNulty on Nov. 23, 2013, at St. Joseph Cathedral in Bufalo, N.Y. Caitlin is a marketing manager for Fourth Wall Restaurants in New York City and Brian is a social studies teacher at Lawrence Woodmere Academy. Alison R. Royer ‘05 married Graham Allison on Aug. 10, 2013. They will make their home in Cramlington, England. Emily A. Whitaker ‘06 married Christopher Zdarko on Aug. 31, 2013, in Erie, Pa. Lindsay A. Badger ‘07 married William Brown III on April 12, 2014. Kaitlin Badger ‘12 was maid of honor and bridesmaids included Courtney Stuempges Harding ‘07 and Amy Walzer ‘07 . Kerry D’Orta Skiver ‘10 and James Rudisill ‘07 were married on April 12, 2014. Michael A. Aiello, Jr. ‘08 married Janine Pizzo ‘08 at Christ the King Chapel on Feb. 8, 2014.


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