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    Lackawanna College

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    2010s | 2000s | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s

    2010s

    Stanley Stravinskas

    Stanley Stravinskas ’14 recently accepted a position as the Executive Chef at The Vault in West Scranton.

    - Submitted Sept. 2, 2014

    Jason Reeves

    Jason Reeves ’11 graduated magna cum laude from Misericordia University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. While attending Jason served as a co-president of the philosophy club he founded called Blades of Athena. He also served as the President of the international Honor Society Phi Sigma Tau. Jason has been accepted into the competitive Temple Law and Public Policy Scholar’s Program at the Temple University Beasley School of Law. Since arriving at Temple, Jason co-founded the law school’s branch of the Temple Student Veterans Association, similar to the LC Veterans In Action group he founded in Scranton. In May, Jason interned with U.S. Sen. Robert Casey’s in his Washington, D.C. office to work on veterans’ policies. In addition to his focus on veterans’ affairs he is also working on a white paper that will assist colleges in evaluating how and why they should change their sexual assault response procedures.

    - Submitted Sept. 2, 2014

    Beth Evans

    Beth (Mozeleski) Evans ’12 married Matthew Evans on July 26, 2014 at the St. Ubaldo Cultural Center in Jessup, followed by a reception at the Al Mia Amore in Dickson City. Beth has been the Head Mail Clerk at Lackawanna College since May of 2009.

    - Submitted Aug. 6, 2014

    Stephanie Srebro

    Stephanie Srebro ’13 and ’14 was recently promoted to the Toddler II Head Teacher at the Scranton JCC. Stephanie has been at the JCC for 2 years and plans to continue her education at Keystone College.

    - Submitted July 29, 2014

    Jennifer Knecht

    Jennifer Knecht ’11 recently graduated magna cum laude from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with a BA in Sociology and a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies. She was honored with the 2014 Outstanding Student Paper Award and the 2014 C. Wright Mills Sociological Imagination Award from the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at MSUM. Jennifer was also inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society, and Iota Iota Iota, the Women’s and Gender Studies Honor Society in 2012. She has served as the staff member for the Tri-College NEW (National Education for Women’s) Leadership Development Institute for the past three years.

    - Submitted July 22, 2014

    Michael R. Duncan

    Michael R. Duncan ’05 recently graduated from an executive MBA program at Saint Mary’s College of California where he served as the president of Net Impact. Previously, he completed his bachelor of science in finance in 2008 from Rutgers University where he was the president/founder of the Financial Management Association, vice president of Rutgers Business Governing Association (RBGA), vice president of Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC), and senator for University College. While attending Lackawanna, Michael was the president of the Student Government Association. He is currently the Senior Manager, Shopper Insights and Category Solutions for Campbell Soup.

    - Submitted June 2, 2014

    Sandra Casteleiro

    Sandra Casteleiro ’13, a graduate of the Early Childhood Education program, recently accepted a position as director at the Campus Kids Academy in Pittston.

    - Submitted May 23, 2014

    Joe Kozuch

    Joe Kozuch ’10 graduated from Marywood University with a master of science degree in criminal justice. He is currently employed as a Pennsylvania State Constable.

    - Submitted May 21, 2014

    Lisa Tulino

    Lisa Tulino ’11 graduated from Misericordia University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

    - Submitted May 21, 2014

    Lorenzo Taliaferro

    Lorenzo Taliaferro ’12 was recently drafted in the NFL as a 4th round pick to the Baltimore Ravens. Lorenzo earned All-American recognition at Coastal Carolina University and just graduated with his bachelor’s degree.

    - Submitted May 14, 2014

    Greg Blair, Jr.

    Greg Blair, Jr. ’11 recently finished his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati and was selected by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent.

    - Submitted May 14, 2014

    Melody Ziegler

    Melody Ziegler ’12 recently accepted a position as a teller with Community Bank, N.A. in Scranton. She will also maintain her role of Business Manager of P.V. Custom Woodworking where she has been since January of 2012.

    - Submitted May 14, 2014

    Kristina Ludwikoski

    Kristina Ludwikoski ’10 graduated from Keystone College with a BA in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology.

    - Submitted March 12, 2014

    Bradley Ralston, Jonathan Marianelli, and Patrick Barrett

    alumni_afghanistanElectronics Technology program graduates Bradley Ralston ’10, Jonathan Marianelli ’08, and Patrick Barrett ’10 (pictured, from left) successfully completed the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) at Tobyhanna Army Depot and accepted positions within the company. The alumni were deployed at various times to Afghanistan as field service representatives for the PM CREW in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Although it has been a few years since they have seen each other, they happened to meet again in December at the same Forward Operating Base.

    - Submitted Jan. 9, 2014

    Sunshine Falcone

    Sunshine Falcone ’13 is currently employed as a Supportive Employment Specialist at Community Vocational Services.

    - Submitted Jan. 6, 2013

    Dwight Tillman

    Dwight Tillman ’10 recently served in his first year as an Assistant Coach and Defensive Back Coach at Franklin High School in Reisterstown, Md. The team won their first state football championship in school history on Dec. 5, 2013.

    - Submitted Dec. 10, 2013

    Christy (Bolash) DeLorm

    Christy (Bolash) DeLorm ’10 and Jeremy DeLorm welcomed a daughter, Abigail Marie, on April 17, 2013 at 5:28 p.m. in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

    - Submitted Dec. 10, 2013

    Abby Orcutt

    Abby Orcutt ’10 graduated from Barry University with a BFA in Fine Arts with a specialization in Biomedical Forensic Photography. She recently accepted a position as an Opthalmic Photographer for Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Fla.

    - Submitted Dec. 10, 2013

    Adam Dunning

    Adam Dunning ’10 premiered his third film, “Hypnophobia,” on Oct. 27, 2013 at the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce.  This short thriller is a departure from his previous horror flicks.  Karlie Kuttrubis ’13 produced the film and Craig Bortree ’13 photographed the film’s debut.

    - Submitted Dec. 5, 2013

    Ramanda Dewitt

    Ramanda Dewitt ’13 recently accepted a position as a Surgical Technician at Big Flats Surgical Center in Guthrie Hospital, Horseheads, N.Y.

    - Submitted Dec. 5, 2013

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    2000s

    Melissa Kadlubowski

    Melissa (Blasi) Kadlubowski, from the Class of 2002, married Eric Kadlubowski on June 28, 2014 at the Church of the Good Shepherd followed by a reception in the church hall. Melissa is currently employed as a Program Coordinator at PA Mentor Network.

    - Submitted July 22, 2014

    Kaley Dolphin

    Kaley McAfferty Dolphin - weddingKaley (McCafferty) Dolphin ’05 married Daniel Dolphin on June 7, 2014 at Holy Rosary Church followed by a reception at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center. Kaley is currently a vascular ultrasound technologist for Viewmont Imaging and Geisinger Community Medical Center. Daniel formerly worked at Lackawanna College as an athletic trainer.

    - Submitted June 19, 2014

    Clarence Baily

    Clarence Bailey ’05 coaches the football Offense and Defensive Line at Hopewell Valley High School in New Jersey. His team ended the fall 2013 season 10-1 and advanced to win the Central Jersey Group III State Championship. Clarence also coaches track in the off season.

    - Submitted June 13, 2014

    Bridget Clarke

    Bridget Clarke ’08 recently graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Misericordia University where she was also a member of the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society.

    - Submitted June 2, 2014

    Christina Marie Lesko

    Christina Marie Lesko ’09 is engaged to marry Joseph John Carroll Jr. in September at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston followed by a reception at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton. She is currently employed as a vascular and cardiac sonographer at Great Valley Cardiology, Scranton.

    - Submitted June 2, 2014

    Mary Beth Roche

    Mary Beth Roche ’01 was recently published in the Pennsylvania Library Association Bulletin. Mary Beth’s article entitled “Our President, Our Memories” can be found on page 20.

    - Submitted Jan. 22, 2014

    Heather Clark

    Heather Clark ’09 married Richard Loyack on Oct. 5, 2013 at Lazy Brook Park in Tunkhannock, Pa.

    - Submitted Dec. 16, 2013

    Tiffany (Fasulo) and James Hart

    Tiffany (Fasulo) Hart ’07 and James Hart ’10 welcomed their third son, Cullen Joseph, on Nov.13, 2013.

    - Submitted Dec. 10, 2013

    David Karr

    David Karr ’04 and Stephanie Karr welcomed their son, David Joseph, on Nov. 28, 2013

    - Submitted Dec. 10, 2013

    Jennifer K. Fifth

    Jennifer K. Fifth ’06 graduated from Misericordia University with a BA in Business Administration with a focus on Management.

    - Submitted Dec. 10, 2013

    Laura Duda

    Laura Duda ’09 finished her Master’s Degree from Wilkes University in Creative Writing in January 2013.

    - Submitted Dec. 5, 2013

    Richard Stankiewicz

    Richard Stankiewicz ’09 graduated from Mansfield University with a BA in History.  He has recently accepted the position of Guidance Counselor for a state program focusing on troubled youth.

    - Submitted Dec. 5, 2013

    Jolene (Duggan) McPherson

    Jolene (Duggan) McPherson ’09 and her husband Michael McPherson welcomed the birth of their daughter Caoilfhionn Dusk on September 15 and relocated to Wilkes-Barre from Missouri in November.

    - Submitted Dec. 5, 2013

    Stacey Koch

    Koch 09 weddingStacey Koch ’09 married Joe Borda on September 8, 2013 at The Sayre Mansion in Bethlehem, PA. The newly wedded couple honeymooned in Florence and Rome, Italy.  Kim (Eastman) Nagle ’09 and Taralee Eastman ’11 were in attendance.

    - Submitted Dec. 5, 2013

     

    Christopher J. Hughes

    Chris Hughes ’06 recently joined the Lackawanna College family as Manager of Web Content and News Media. He previously worked for a variety of newspapers under the umbrella of the Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre. Hughes is married to the former Lyndsey Bagdonas and the couple has two children – Taryn and John.

    - Submitted Dec. 5, 2013

    Gina Bachetti

    Gina Bachetti ’06 accepted a position in November as a Registered Vascular Technologist at Alamance Vein and Vascular Surgery in Burlington, N.C.

    - Submitted Dec. 5, 2013

    Amy (Pearson) Holmes

    Pearson Holmes 01 weddingAmy (Pearson) Holmes ’01 married Kevin Holmes on Nov. 22, 2013 at St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Atlantic City, N.J. Former teammate Kristyn (Grzenda) Rose ’01 attended as a bridesmaid. Their reception followed in the grand ballroom at the Golden Nugget Casino. The couple currently resides on the beach in Cape May, N.J.

    - Submitted Dec. 5, 2013

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    1990s

    Judy Cerra

    Judy Cerra ’98 was recently honored by her company as the number one selling Realtor in the City of Scranton for 2013. The honor is the second consecutive annual recognition of its kind. Judy has been a Realtor for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Properties, formerly known as Prudential Preferred Properties, since 2010.

    Her Human Services degree from Lackawanna College prepared her to serve the local community. Prior to assisting families with real estate, she used her degree to guide families in need through Lackawanna County Children and Youth Services.

    - Submitted Jan. 17, 2014

    Lucia Peregrim

    Lucia Peregrim ’94 recently accepted a position in Admissions at Regional Hospital of Scranton.

    - Submitted Dec. 9, 2013

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    1980s

    Kim Mecca

    Kim Mecca ’84, Lackawanna’s athletic director, was selected to serve as the Assistant Women’s Region Director by the athletic directors of NJCAA Region XIX member schools. She will assist the Region’s Women’s Director both at the regional and national level in all matters pertaining to NJCAA-sponsored women’s athletic programs and will also be a member of Region XIX’s executive committee.

    - Submitted June 2, 2014

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    1970s

    Gus Stangline

    Gus Stangline ’71, an inaugural member of the Alumni Board at Lackawanna, recently retired from his position as the Chief Information Officer and Administrator for Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education Institutional Review Board where he worked for more than 10 years. He has started his own consulting firm as a private health information technology consultant and project manager. In addition, he will provide consulting services on human research subject protection and IRB administration.

    - Submitted Aug. 6, 2014

    Joe Peters

    Joe Peters ’79, a Police Academy graduate, recently produced the feature film, “The Paragon Cortex” which won “Best Picture” at the Dixie Film Festival.

    - Submitted Dec. 10, 2013

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    1960s

    John J. Fitzgerald

    John J. Fitzgerald ’68 published his second novel, “Thanksgiving Breakfast.”  The story is set in Clarks Summit and the characters, one of which attended Lackawanna, return every Thanksgiving for an annual get together.

    - Submitted Dec. 11, 2013

    Barry Staples

    Barry Staples ’68 received his Psy.D. from Cal Southern University.

    - Submitted Dec. 5, 2013

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