Mercyhurst Magazine Spring 2018

Class notes Anna Walzer Ceren ‘09 has been named senior art director by Engel O’Neill Advertising & Public Relations, where she supervises design for the agency’s consumer and industrial clients. Caileen Farrell ‘11 has been named marketing and communications manager at The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland. Trenton Frey ‘14 has been named assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League. BIRTHS AND ADOPTIONS

Elyse Lagana Jones ‘08 and Alfred Jones ‘09 had their frst child, Emerson Alfred Jones, on July 24, 2017.

Nicole Rapacki Konieczki ‘08 and husband David had a daughter, Eva Marya, on Sept. 1, 2017, in Erie.

Kaitlyn Slomski Nelson ‘08 and husband Elijah had a daughter, Madeline Conway Nelson, on May 10, 2017. Michelle LaSlavic Wagner ‘08 and Timothy Wagner ‘09 had a daughter, Lillian Marie, on March 2, 2017. Thomas Eighmey ‘09 ‘11M and

Quinn Sullivan Boehmler ‘02 and husband Scott had a son, Caellum Hale, and a daughter, Emersyn Rose, on April 24, 2017. Caellum and Emersyn join big brother Garrison at their home in Rhode Island.

Jacquelyn McCarthy Eighmey ‘11 had their first child, Jayden Thomas, on June 10, 2017. Shannon Reed Grube ‘10 and husband Richard had their frst child, Isabelle Louise, on July 18, 2017.

Mercyhurst alum cheers Eagles on to victory From the dance foor to the courtroom, Mercyhurst alumna Jessica Stachelrodt has balanced an eclectic lifestyle since graduating in 2013, not the least of which is her recent appearance at Super Bowl LII as a Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader. Her day job is as a judicial clerk for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Jessica was born in San Diego, but lived most of her life in Franklin. She earned a dance degree from Mercyhurst and later went on to get her juris doctor from Temple in 2017. “I am so happy I went to Mercyhurst,” she said. “I made lifelong friends and earned a degree in something I actually loved and continue to love. The Mercyhurst Dance Department also gave me professional- grade resources, facilities and opportunities to learn and create. I would not have been able to be a part of the Eagles organization without the training I got at Mercyhurst. Additionally, law schools love academic diversity. My liberal arts, dance degree helped me get admitted to several law schools.” The former Laker Shakers dance team member said she was thrilled to cross of a Super Bowl appearance from her bucket list. “I absolutely love to perform,” she said. “That love is as integral to my identity as my name and face. The Super Bowl is the largest stage I will ever perform on, and it’s absolutely thrilling.”

Brendan Doran ‘05 and wife Elizabeth had a daughter, Ava Catherine, on Sept. 22, 2017. Elizabeth Tasker Immarino ‘05 and husband Tim had

Meaghan Farrell Christian ‘11 ‘13M and husband Matt had their frst child, Lincoln Matthew, on July 3, 2017. MARRIAGES

their frst child, James Alessio, on Sept. 22, 2017. Kristen Wanner Mekota ‘05 and

Krystle Lacher ‘06 married Matthew Manera on Sept. 3, 2017, in Bufalo, New York. The bridal party included maid of honor Stephanie Lacher ‘11 , groomsman Justin King ‘06 , and bridesmaid Vanessa King ‘08 .

husband Chris had their third daughter, Evelyn Rose, on Oct. 23, 2017. She joined big sisters Ava and Grace.

Christina Machesney ‘06 married Sean Rising on Sept. 30, 2017, at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Pittsburgh. Chrissy Stewart ‘06, Katie Cerqua ‘06, Matt Peterson ‘06, Matt Stewart ‘09, Ania Dunin ‘06 and Sean Underwood ‘06 participated in the ceremony.

Valerie Nezich Walker ‘05 and Brian Walker ‘06 had their frst child, Declan, on July 3, 2017. Josh Long ‘06 and wife Melissa had a daughter,

Charlotte Aspen, on May 28, 2017. She joins sister Emma. Carrie Schwabenbauer Gaw ‘07 and husband Charles had a son, Palmer Sidney, on April 10, 2017. Palmer joins big brother Peyton.

Shelley Herron Hall ‘07 and husband Mike had twins Porter McNeil and Parker Grayce Hall on Feb. 10, 2017.

Jessica Lamb ‘07 married Kerry Bowman ‘08 on Oct. 6, 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio. The bridal party included Maeve Kelly Gavin ‘07, Allison Moore ‘07 and Patrick Henk ‘07 . The Bowmans now live in the Washington, D.C., area. Ashley Saunier ‘07 married Shane Scaf on Sept. 3, 2017, in Imperial, Pennsylvania.

Colleen Lanigan Hordych ‘07 and husband Jacob had their frst child, Lydia Margaret, on April 22, 2017.

Jamie Krusewicz ‘07 and husband Troy Martin had a son, Tucker Dean Martin, on Dec. 2, 2017.


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