W&J Magazine Spring 2013
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SPRING 2013 Washington C O L L E G E Jefferson M A G A Z I N E Focus The Magellan Project transforms studentsâ€™ passions into purpose Finding Your An artful tribute Matt McKnight ’14 paints a portrait of friend and teammate Tim McNerney ’13, who tragically was killed Oct. 4, stunning the W&J campus community. An art major and fullback on the football team, McKnight dedicated class time and late evenings in the studio to work on the painting, which he presented to Head Football Coach Mike Sirianni. McKnight, who called his friend “a caring, lovable guy who lived life to the fullest,” said he wanted to portray McNerney as a soldier. “He was a fearless warrior on the field, and his uniform was his suit of armor,” McKnight said. “Every time Tim ran the ball, it was like watching poetry in motion.” Washington C O L L E G E Jefferson M A G A Z I N E On the cover Evan Rosenberg ’14 meditates during a physical chemistry lab in the Swanson Science Center. For his Magellan Project, Rosenberg applied his pre-health background to the study of meditation and yoga in India. To learn how students are discovering their passions through the Magellan Project, turn to page 9. SPRING 2013 Focus The Magellan Project transforms students’ passions into purpose Finding Your PHOTO BY ELLIOTT CRAMER WJ Washington C O L L E G E Jefferson M A G A Z I N E contents 4 9 20 24 31 SPRING 2013 news feature sports alumni class notes honor roll of donors 45 High ďŹ ve A President raises his helmet skyward in honor of Tim McNerney â€™13 during a football game at Thomas More. The Presidents lost to the Saints 54-18, but went on to capture the PAC championship in memory of their star running back. For the full story, turn to page 20. WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 1 W&J president’s message The Value of Adventure At age 21, my life was changed when I was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to travel the world for a year. I had dreamed about this trip ever since reading John Sack’s Report from Practically Nowhere in seventh grade and fantasized about being able to update his study of the 13 smallest countries. For the first time, I was setting my own assignments. When I got up in the morning, I decided what I was going to do that day to further my study. I assessed my project and made adjustments when things did not go as planned. I learned from failures and successes. I determined if and when I deserved a day off. It was scary, it was exhilarating, and it made me a global citizen. When I returned, I felt as if I could go anywhere in the world and survive. It was the single most empowering experience of my life. Washington & Jefferson College Magazine SPRING 2013 Editor MEGAN MONAGHAN Contributors KERRI DIGIOVANNI LACOCK ’09 ALLYSON GILMORE ’12 President Tori Haring-Smith, pictured in Luxembourg in 1974, researched the world’s 13 smallest countries as a recent college graduate. MICHELE KRASNESKY ’12 SCOTT MCGUINNESS ROBERT REID GEORGIA SCHUMACHER ’10 Student Assistant JACKIE SIPE ’13 I wanted to make it possible for any student at Washington & Jefferson College to have the same kind of transformative experience, and so the Magellan Project was born. Generous gifts from Board members, faculty and alumni have funded more than 150 Magellan Projects since the program’s inception in 2008, allowing all W&J students—affluent or not—to have access to global learning opportunities that enrich their lives, build their self-confidence, and help them stand out in the job market and in seeking graduate school admission. Any student can propose a Magellan Project for independent study, service “It was scary, it was exhilarating, or research. Working with an adviser, students develop a project statement, and it made me a global citizen.” personal statement and budget. Like my fellowship, projects must involve individual study and travel, not enrollment at a foreign university or participation in a formal program. Students arrange their own itineraries, find their own housing and solve their own problems. Magellan scholars are self-directed; their passion motivates them to keep going even when their contacts fall through, or they get lost, or they miss the last bus up the mountain. By designing and completing their own projects on issues like child health care in India, fortified churches in Transylvania, street art in Paraguay or art education in Japan, students put their knowledge and skills to work in the larger world while learning civic responsibility and developing values as global citizens. When they embark on their travel, these students recognize major problems facing our world. When they return, they feel empowered to help solve those problems. And Magellan changes their lives. When a first-generation college student was offered one of only four undergraduate research internships at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, Magellan funding made the internship a reality. This student—who had never before been on an airplane—says her experience was critical to her admission and success in a rigorous graduate program at the University of California, San Francisco. Another student who used Magellan funding to travel to Berlin for an embassy internship now works in translation services for an international law firm. A student who examined public health care delivery in Cyprus is excelling in medical school. He, like others who have been accepted into graduate, law, medical and other professional programs, credits his international experience as a distinguishing factor in his success. In its first five years, the Magellan Project has accomplished its ambitious goal of providing life-changing international opportunities to students from all backgrounds. This is learning that works. Designer JEFF VANIK, VANIK DESIGN LLC Photographers ELLIOTT CRAMER HARRY GIGLIO PAUL MEYER MARTIN SANTEK TIMOTHY SOFRANKO Printer KNEPPER PRESS W&J Magazine, published twice a year by the Office of Communications, highlights alumni and campus news about and of interest to more than 20,000 alumni and friends of the College. To receive additional copies or back issues, please call 724-223-6531 or e-mail email@example.com. Letters to the Editor W&J welcomes feedback from readers regarding the magazine or topics related to the College. Submissions may be edited for style, length and clarity. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a letter to: Editor, W&J Magazine Office of Communications Washington & Jefferson College 60 S. Lincoln Street Washington, PA 15301 TORI HARING-SMITH, PH.D. PRESIDENT Want to hear more from the President? Follow Tori Haring-Smith on Twitter @wjpresident. 2 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE Noted & Quoted IT’S ABOUT WHAT CONSTITUTES A HUMAN BEING. The series was very in tune with the kinds of issues that were on people’s minds. ANDREW REMBERT, PH.D., ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, PHILOSOPHY1 1 “W.Pa. colleges find new ways to bring classes to life,” Rachel Weaver, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Jan. 26, 2013 2 “Newsmaker: Patrick Schmidt,” Luis Fabregas, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Sept. 12, 2012 3 “Flipping the lens: International students on U.S. culture,” Sofia Castello y Tickell, USA Today College, Sept. 17, 2012 4 “The Legend of Charlie ‘Pruner’ West,” Mike Clark, WTAE-TV Pittsburgh, Feb. 5, 2013 5 “Needed: A Curriculum for Courage,” Tori Haring-Smith, Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 14, 2012 6 “Miracle ending saves W&J women,” Joe Tuscano, Observer-Reporter, Feb. 27, 2013 7 “Teaching in a Wikipedia world,” Jennifer Harding, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 16, 2012 8 “Tour honors local history on Presidents Day,” Aaron Kendeall, Observer-Reporter, Feb. 28, 2013 WE LIVE IN A DIGITAL SO HOW DOES THAT CHANGE THE WAY WE IDENTIFY OURSELVES? PATRICK SCHMIDT, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ART2 It is a sign of respect to stay silent, but here it is totally different. You have to speak up. THEY GIVE YOU POINTS WORLD, FOR SPEAKING UP. HLA HPONE “JACK” MYINT ’163 W&J was the ﬁrst school to actually say, “No, we’re not going to conform to everyone else’s ways of thinking.” DEANDRE SIMMONS ’134 IT IS HARD TO TEACH COURAGE —it has to be modeled in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the residence halls. TORI HARING-SMITH, PH.D., PRESIDENT5 THIS TEAM IS SO They don’t get rattled. We’re 29 games in and they truly believe they can win. You can just see their confidence grow. JINA DERUBBO, HEAD COACH, WOMEN’S BASKETBALL6 WE GIVE STUDENTS —sometimes dramatically—before such failure might cost them an educational opportunity or a job. JENNIFER HARDING, PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ENGLISH7 MUCH FUN TO COACH. THE SPACE TO FAIL THERE IS A LOT OF HISTORY THAT HAS BEEN BURIED. WE JUST WANTED TO PACKAGE ALL THE LOCAL HISTORY IN A WAY THAT TIES IT IN WITH LOCAL PLACES. THOMAS MAINWARING, PH.D., PROFESSOR, HISTORY8 WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 3 W&J news A Parent’s Perspective Matriculation an opportunity for mother to reﬂect on four transformative years Before President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D., welcomed 442 new students to Washington & Jefferson College at its annual Matriculation ceremony in September, she acknowledged the proud yet anxious parents gathered under the tent, preparing for the inevitable moment, just a couple of hours away, when they would say good-bye to their freshly initiated college students. “Don’t be surprised if your son or daughter changes during his or her time here,” Haring-Smith cautioned. “When your child comes home, he or she will have grown and changed. That’s why you are sending them here. Embrace that growth.” It is a message that resonated with Kirstan Laird Thomas who, just three years ago, dropped off her eldest daughter, Julia, on the W&J campus 250 miles from their Lancaster, Pa., home. Now looking ahead to Julia’s next big transition—Commencement—Thomas reflects on her daughter’s transformation in a letter to the President. After Matriculation, parents say good-bye to their children as they begin their ﬁrst semester at W&J. Dear President Haring-Smith, My daughter Julia is a senior at Washington & Jefferson College. Several years ago, when we showed up for a campus tour on a chilly Thanksgiving weekend, we had no idea what an important role that environment and the people of W&J would play in her life. Many months later, at Matriculation, I had the pleasure of coming to your home to meet with you and other parents of incoming freshmen. Between that encounter and your moving Matriculation speech that morning, I was quite impressed by your determination to make W&J the ultimate collegiate experience. Now Julia is just months away from graduating and, I have to say, in the seven semesters she has been at W&J, she really has made the most of her college career. A two-time Magellan Project recipient, she has studied in France and Vietnam in addition to spending three Intersession terms abroad. She completed an aggressive internship at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, presented at two national conferences and tutored Spanish students in the community. She is a member of seven national honor societies, captain of the equestrian team, a radio show host with WNJR and an active member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Of course, it would be impossible to touch upon all the amazing people Julia has had the chance to learn from, befriend, share with and simply meet during her years at W&J. I can’t tell you the number of times Julia’s professors have welcomed her to dinner or lunch in their own homes. (At my son’s college, he rarely sees his professors on campus outside of their classrooms.) Julia has become who she is because of all of these experiences and her upbringing. I couldn’t be happier with how things have gone at W&J. I may sound like an ad for the College, but I honestly am that pleased with the education and events that have framed her years here. Thank you, Kirstan Laird Thomas Parent of Julia Thomas ’13 “Don’t be surprised if your son or daughter changes during his or her time here.” – TORI HARING-SMITH, PRESIDENT 4 SPRING SPRI PR NG PR G 2013 2013 13 MAGA 13 M MA MAGAZINE ZINE I Burmese student engages in U.S. culture, politics at W&J Growing up in the Southeast Asian country of Burma, Hla Hpone Myint ’16—known to his classmates as “Jack”—always dreamed of attending college in the U.S., calling the country a “symbol for human rights and democracy.” He had been accepted to 18 American colleges and universities before deciding on Washington & Jefferson College, which Myint said was “always at the top” of his list. Initially intrigued by the College’s name and reputation, Myint credits his final decision to the warm welcome he received from President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D., as well as students, faculty and staff during his campus visit. “W&J is such a close-knit community and I have developed some close relationships already,” he said. Now, more than halfway through his first year at W&J, the political science major is using his time in the U.S. to learn more about the American political system while representing his home country at the national level. During the fall semester, Myint was invited to attend a series of State Department meetings in Washington, D.C., as a guest of Burmese Theraveda Buddhist monk Shwe Nya Wa Sayadaw. While there, he was given the opportunity to listen to a speech by his “personal hero,” Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the country’s National League for Democracy. By the Numbers: A GLOBAL CAMPUS W&J remains laser-focused on growing its international presence on campus and overseas, sending a record number of students to study abroad in foreign countries while hosting a steady stream of international-exchange and degree-seeking students from all over the world. 3 Jack Myint came to W&J from Burma to study political science and government. juniors named Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholars are spending their semesters in France, . Netherlands and The Gambia. TEN Intersession courses were conducted abroad in 2013. Twenty-three countries are represented by W&J’s growing class of international students. “Suu Kyi cares so much about our country and has sacrificed, put a lot on the line, to get the respect she deserves, from citizens of Burma and of the world,” he said. When Suu Kyi was presented with a Congressional Gold Medal at the U.S. Capitol, Myint was in the audience, sitting behind former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. He also had the chance to shake hands with such high-ranking U.S. officials as former Secretary of State Hillary Myint was in attendance when Burmese democracy Clinton and Sen. John McCain. leader Aung San Suu Kyi (center) received the Congressional Gold Medal from Speaker of the House Myint, who since has returned to D.C. John Boehner at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, to speak with Burmese American sp Sept. 19, 2012. communities, recently organized a com W&J W& trip to a Buddhist monastery in Virginia, where he introduced 17 V students to Burmese cuisine and stu Buddhist history. He also represented Bu the College in a Model United Nations conference at Harvard Na University, where W&J was honored U alongside Princeton and Yale, and al joined the Red & Black staff as a jo political columnist. p “This experience has inspired me “ to t stay focused on my decision to return to my country as a politician,” said Myint, who plans on attending graduate school or law attend school after W&J. W& “The government says that we are entering a new era of democracy and change but, the truth is, there is still a lot of work to be done. Because I have been given this opportunity to study in a model country, I feel it is my responsibility as a citizen to bring my experience back to Burma.” Forty -one applications for admission ssion have been submitted by students in China this year. 234 students studied abroad in 2010-11, ranking W&J 24th in the nation for study-abroad participation by the Institute of International Education. have h been submitted by students to t the Global Photo Contest. Three-hundred T n ninety-one photos N JACQUELY AP PHOTO/ Washington, Pa., and Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, W&J’s farthest study-abroad program. is the 10,296 miles distance between MARTIN “This experience has inspired me to stay focused on my decision to return to my country as a politician.” – HLA HPONE “JACK” MYINT ’16 307,950 dollars have been raised in scholarship funds by alumni for students to study abroad since 2007. WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 5 W&J news Pettersen’s Laws FOUR QUESTIONS WITH W&J’S ENDOWED PHYSICS CHAIR Captivated by how things work since childhood, physics professor Michael Pettersen, Ph.D., aims to instill that same curiosity in his students at Washington & Jefferson College, where he has taught physics for a decade. As the College’s ﬁrst Joseph A. Walker Endowed Chair of Physics, Pettersen talks to W&J Magazine about his passion for discovery in the classroom, including how he came to build his own harpsichord and why Galileo remains a relevant force in his teaching. Michael Pettersen (second from left) conducts a “General Physics” lab with students Joshua Etzel, Casey Smallwood and Katelyn Vannoy. I always wanted to know how things worked. My dad was an engineer, so he often was able to answer those kinds of questions. My mom would buy me the “How and Why Wonder” books about science. They reinforced the idea that we can understand nature and that nature is beautiful and interesting. And when you discover something, however small it is, it is a little bit of a thrill. Q: A: HOW DID YOU FIRST BECOME INTERESTED IN PHYSICS? I started to become interested in the physics of it and thought I could teach a class to interest non-science students. If I could get students into the course because they are interested in music, and they can see how science applies to music, I’ve made an important connection. YOU WROTE A BOOK ABOUT GALILEO AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. HOW DO YOU INCORPORATE THAT INTO YOUR TEACHING? What is unique about the book is that it puts students in the position of the people of that time. So, you will have students arguing in favor of Galileo’s theories on the basis of what his observations were. And you will have students on the other side, arguing the other position, and why the Earth stood still. It is just a very engaging and successful pedagogy, and the story of Galileo lends itself perfectly to that. YOU’VE TAUGHT PHYSICS AT W&J FOR 10 YEARS. HOW DO YOU SEE THE FIELD CHANGING IN THE NEXT DECADE? I think electronics technologies will be a big focus in the future. We’ve been riding a long time on semiconductor technologies—they run our world today. We are getting more and more compact and more and more sophisticated, but we are running into size constraints. So, the question is, “What’s going to replace them?” I think there are some exciting avenues, such as spintronics and quantum computing. I don’t know if that will be practical, but it certainly would be interesting. Q: A: Q: A: Yes, about 10 years ago, I bought a harpsichord kit and as I was putting it together, I wondered, “Why is it built this way?” Q: A: IS THAT WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BUILD A HARPSICHORD? Radio station adviser named best in college broadcasting The first time Anthony Fleury, Ph.D., was asked to be the faculty adviser for WNJR, Washington & Jefferson College’s student-run radio station, he said “no.” A devoted listener of public radio, Fleury explains that his hesitation was not for lack of interest. “I had no formal training,” he said. “My academic background is in rhetoric. I really did not know the first thing about running a radio station.” When approached again about the position in 2005, Fleury reconsidered. “In 2005, things were changing,” he said. “My departmental colleagues and I began developing a minor in communication and wondered if the radio station could become a lab for our students to practice the theory they were learning in class.” Now an adviser at WNJR for seven years, Fleury has transformed the station into a busy resource for the newly created communication arts major, earning him the honor of Distinguished Four-Year Broadcast Adviser of the Year by the College Media Association. The station also has forged ties with academic programs in environmental studies, library services, modern languages, music, professional writing and theatre, improving the quality of programming while increasing the number of learning opportunities available to students. Anthony Fleury (center), named Broadcast Adviser of the Year, credits WNJR’s success to the work of students, faculty and community members. “Students are allowed to present and discuss whatever they wish in their programs,” said Fleury, who explained that student hosts and producers first must receive training and pass written and demonstration tests. “WNJR is a lab for free speech and free-form music.” Fleury also uses the station as a platform for community relations, opening WNJR to local volunteers interested in producing their own shows. Additionally, he works with students to air educational programs like “Read On Radio” in collaboration with the Literacy Council of Southwestern Pennsylvania to broadcast weekly adult literacy lessons. Fleury, who said these efforts have helped him achieve his mission as an educator, concludes, “Managing the radio station has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional life.” “WNJR is a lab for free speech and free-form music.” – ANTHONY FLEURY, WNJR ADVISER 6 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE Yesterday’s trends focus of popular Intersession courses Revisiting an era of radio dramas, rotary-dial telephones and black-and-white television screens, three Intersession courses at Washington & Jefferson College are paying tribute to past trends and their influence on today’s culture. In “Radio Drama,” students are given the opportunity to produce a series of scripted plays that are broadcast live on WNJR. From performing the classic “Sorry, Wrong Number,” a popular radio drama from 1943, to the original “Sidekicks,” a contemporary high-school drama written by Jessica Zack ’14, students function in the roles of actor, writer and producer for a weekly radio program. “Drama, regardless of the media—theatre, film, television or radio—is the most prevalent form of storytelling that exists in our contemporary culture,” Bill Cameron, professor of communication and theater, said. “Understanding how drama works and having the opportunity to participate in its creation should, I feel, be part of every student’s liberal arts education.” Confessions of a U2 Fan ENGLISH PROFESSOR’S FAVORITE BAND SUBJECT OF NEW SEMINAR Twenty-ﬁve years ago, Arlan Hess could not envision the possibility of teaching a college course on U2. “I couldn’t have imagined Elvis Presley or Frank Sinatra worthy of an entire academic semester, let alone my favorite alternative rock band from Ireland,” said Hess, who was introduced to the band at age 15 during a high school dance. Today, the English professor has combined her musical interests with her academic teachings at Washington & Jefferson College, where she developed a new First-Year Seminar course, “Rock and Roll, Culture and U2.” Here, she reveals her picks for the band’s three most inﬂuential songs. “Today’s students are eager to find wisdom and strength in the era to use as their own.” – STEVEN MASON, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, ENGLISH In a course on “The Twilight Zone,” students are invited to travel through another dimension to watch thought-provoking episodes of this popular 1960s television series. Andrew Rembert, adjunct professor of philosophy, prompts students to discuss the show’s themes of time travel, what it means to be human, eternal life and fear of the unknown. Students flock to sign up for the course, prompting Rembert to set aside a few slots for first-year students to give everyone an opportunity to enroll. “I think students take this course because it seems different from the usual grind of learning facts and well-established theories,” he said. “‘The Twilight Zone’ is realistic fantasy.” Taking a historical perspective on the era is Steven Mason, adjunct professor of English, who teaches “The Sixties.” In this year’s most popular Intersession course, Mason examines hot issues of the decade, including civil rights, free speech, war and peace and women’s liberation. “Today’s students are eager to find wisdom and strength in the era to use as their own,” he said. “The history of the ’60s is not dead. We have inherited it.” – ROBERT REID PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW 1. “I WILL FOLLOW” Strangely enough, the first U2 song I heard was not actually sung by U2. I was at a high school dance when I heard a local garage band cover the tune. Until that moment, I had been listening to my mother’s Kenny Rogers albums and singing along to Fleetwood Mac on the radio. Suddenly, with “I Will Follow,” everything changed. My musical world would never be the same. 2. “SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY” I first heard this song on the band’s live album Under a Blood Red Sky, and was moved by the phrase, “How long must we sing this song?” I had heard news reports of hunger strikes and sectarian violence in Northern Ireland, but the conflict had remained abstract and distant. Already a dedicated fan of the group, I followed my curiosity into their message and learned about politics beyond my own backyard. This began a lifelong study of Northern Ireland politics. From left, Christa Fornella, Kara Beck and Darby McMullen perform a radio drama live on WNJR for an Intersession course. 3. “THE FLY” After The Joshua Tree album, U2 re-created itself musically. For the first time, it seemed as if the band members looked inward at themselves rather than outward at the world. At first, I did not like the new sound, but I later realized their musical maturation coincided with my own. Today, I think “The Fly” contains some of the band’s best lyrics: “Every artist is a cannibal; every poet is a thief. All kill their inspiration and sing about their grief.” Students watch an episode of “The Twilight Zone” in a course on the series. Listen to the Intersession radio drama presentations at www.washjeff.edu/radiodrama. WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 7 W&J news CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY JOIN FORCES TO MARCH AGAINST VIOLENCE More than 500 people representing Washington & Jefferson College and the Washington, Pa., community walked together in the first “CommUnity Voices Against Violence” march in November. The event was a response to the tragic October death of Tim McNerney ’13, a business administration major at W&J and star running back on the Presidents football team. Wearing yellow in support of the anti-violence movement, participants met at Old Main to listen to speeches from President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D., City of Washington Mayor Brenda Davis and Student Government Association President Damian Bosiacki ’13 before marching through campus and into downtown Washington. “This is a very important time for the College, for the City, for the community, for all of us to come together and make a statement,” Haring-Smith said. McNerney’s father, Robert, added that his son would have been proud of the turnout and the “commitment of all these people to do something about violence in the community.” Campus and community members walk up Beau Street in a march against violence in response to the death of Tim McNerney. To learn more about McNerney’s legacy at W&J, turn to pages 20 and 43. A College of Presidents WALKING TOUR CELEBRATES W&J’S PRESIDENTIAL CONNECTIONS Though named after two American founding fathers, Washington & Jefferson College was never visited by George Washington or Thomas Jefferson. Yet the College enjoys a rich Presidential history in its home of Washington, Pa.—where 15 U.S. Presidents have visited, spoken or stayed. From William Howard Taft to Barack Obama, here are four presidents who made their way to W&J, leaving a lasting impression on the campus community. WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT The Old Gym (1916) William Howard Taft, the 27th U.S. President, spoke to W&J students and community members in the Old Gym, now known as the Swanson Wellness Center, in 1916. In his speech, titled “Our International Relationships,” he referenced W&J’s recent football victories over his alma mater, Yale. This caused the students to erupt into a traditional “Whichi Coax” cheer, which they personalized at the end by yelling, “Taft! Taft! Taft!” FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT College Street (1932) Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd U.S. President, traveled through W&J in 1932 while campaigning for office. Roosevelt, who rode in a touring car as his motorcade drove down College Street, was met by a crowd of students who streamed down the hill in front of Old Main to catch a glimpse of the New York governor. The all-male student body had been gathered in the Old Main chapel to hear a lecture denouncing alcohol, which had been illegal in the U.S. since Prohibition began in 1920. BILL CLINTON Henry Memorial Gym (2008) Bill Clinton, the 42nd U.S. President, made two stops at W&J in one year to support Democratic nominees Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in their runs for the presidential office. His first campus visit in March 2008 took him to Henry Memorial Gym, Bill Clinton addresses a crowd of 2,000 people where he spoke on his wife’s at Henry Memorial Gym in March 2008. behalf for 35 minutes to a crowd of 2,000 people. While Sen. Clinton did not earn the Democratic nomination, she did win 78 percent of the vote in Washington County. BARACK OBAMA Rossin Campus Center (2008) Barack Obama, the 44th U.S. President, visited W&J on April 15, 2008, when he was campaigning for office. Then Sen. Obama was in a close contest with Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination when he made a stop in Barack Obama talks to 300 veterans at the Washington, Pa., a week before Rossin Campus Center in April 2008. the Pennsylvania primary. He spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of several hundred students, professors and community members on the plaza outside the Rossin Campus Center before addressing an audience of 300 veterans in the Rossin ballroom later that day. Obama ended up losing the Pennsylvania primary to Clinton, though by a narrower margin than had been predicted. For the full presidential tour, visit www.washjeff.edu/walkingtour. 8 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE Focus The Magellan Project transforms students’ passions into purpose A Magellan Project starts with a spark of inspiration—from a stimulating class discussion to an encouraging exchange with a professor— before igniting into a journey of exploration that can change the course of a student’s future. In ﬁve years, Washington & Jefferson College has set in motion 151 Magellan Projects for students who desire to amplify their college education with an independent research project of their own choosing. Whether studying the beneﬁts of meditation with Tibetan monks in India or examining the identities of Hispanic communities across the U.S., the following four students set out on adventures that transformed their perspectives of the world. Finding Your WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 9 W&J feature Healing Pre-health student ﬁnds peace in Himalayas THE DISTANCE that separates the bustling town of Dharamshala in northern India from a tranquil Tibetan monastery nestled in the Himalayas is a 360-step trek up a steep hillside. For Evan Rosenberg ’14, who counted the steps during his daily voyage into town, the distance was the difference between chaos and serenity. The chemistry major chose the monastery as the location of his Magellan Project because it offered him the opportunity to engage in quiet meditation and open dialogue with Tibetan Buddhist monks and refugees. “It was nice because the town can be loud— horns are constantly blaring and it’s really busy,” he said. “Staying at the monastery allowed me to separate from the commotion and accomplish what I set out to do.” Though Rosenberg, a Pittsburgh native, is not new to international travel—in his three years at Washington & Jefferson College, he has traveled to China, Israel and Puerto Rico—it was his first time traveling alone. With nothing more in his suitcase than some clothing, meditation books and a yoga mat, Rosenberg, then 19, arrived at the heart of India’s Tibetan exile region with an open mind and a desire to learn. “You’re put in a situation where you don’t know anyone and you’re in a different country, so you’re not familiar with the culture or how people will react to you,” he said. “You just have to submerge yourself in the experience.” When Rosenberg was asked to volunteer at the monastery as an English tutor, he embraced the chance to interact with monks who had traveled from all over the region to practice the language. “The Dalai Lama encourages the Tibetan people to learn English so they can tell their story,” said Rosenberg, who would initiate conversations with the monks over tea, answering questions about his culture while learning more about theirs. “It was cool, because you could tell where the monks were from by what they were wearing,” he said. “They dressed in colors that represented their places of origin, but the one thing that linked them together was their religion of Tibetan Buddhism.” While it was rewarding for Rosenberg to work with the monks on their English skills, he was more moved by the lessons they taught him in return. “The biggest thing I took away from the monks is to live your life without regrets or grudges and to keep compassion in your heart for everyone,” he said. “Buddhism is such a beautiful way of life. I never once was disrespected by a Tibetan person.” For Rosenberg, who says he has battled symptoms of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder since childhood, these lessons were invaluable in helping him find peace with himself and in his surroundings. To calm his mind, he practiced meditation in the monastery during the monks’ daily prayer services, called pujas, and sought out quiet spots of solitude during his hikes in the Himalayas. “To meditate means to do nothing. You’re not supposed to think or do anything at all, which is impossible,” he said. “But when you’re meditating in the mountains, the atmosphere is much different than it is at home. Everything is so quiet and relaxed. It is easier to focus there and get into that meditative state.” While conducting research on the health benefits of meditation during his time in the chemistry of 10 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE Evan Rosenberg practices yoga during a physical chemistry lab in the Swanson Science Center. He applied his pre-health background to the study of meditation and yoga in India. India, Rosenberg noted a positive change in his behavior that has carried over into his pre-health studies at W&J. “After being so stressed at school last year, I’ve taken a new approach to my studies,” he said. “I still get all of my work done, but I’m a happier, calmer and more focused person as a result of my Magellan Project.” Rosenberg, who also studied traditional Tibetan medicine in India, plans to use what he has learned from his Magellan Project to benefit future patients suffering from cardiac or neurological problems. While his “heart always has been set on surgery”—at age 8, he knew he wanted to become a doctor—Rosenberg is open to the possibility of incorporating natural medicine into his future pursuits, adding that he would go back to India “in a heartbeat.” Reflecting on his time in the monastery, Rosenberg recalls a thought-provoking discussion he had with a young man who had been studying English for three months. “We would debate scientific ideas versus Buddhist ideas, such as how we perceive colors,” he said. “You just have to submerge yourself in the experience.” – EVAN ROSENBERG ’14 Rosenberg explained that Buddhists see colors as representations of five natural elements—fire, air, space, earth and water— while science dictates that objects absorb some colors and reflect others. “We only see the colors that are reflected,” he said. Rosenberg drew a parallel between how humans recognize color and college students perceive life. “The typical student may only see what is reflected, but W&J students are given the opportunity to see what is absorbed,” he said. “The Magellan Project allows us to travel to places we never dreamed of visiting and experience things we never thought possible. It enhances our perspective of the world.” – MEGAN MONAGHAN WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 11 W&J feature balance Field hockey force uncovers calling as artist the art of AT 5 FEET, 10 INCHES tall, Erin Barno ’13 is a force on Washington & Jefferson College’s field hockey squad, where she ranks as the sixth-leading scorer in the program’s 40-year history. The spirited team captain, who teasingly brags about being able to bench 135 pounds, “no problem,” lights up at the memory of her team’s crowning achievement—winning its first conference championship last year along with a coveted national tournament bid. “It was huge considering that, just four years ago, our team barely had enough players to take the field,” said Barno, who was responsible for scoring the game-winning goal against top-seeded Nazareth. “It’s crazy to see that growth and be a part of it, and I feel like at a small school like W&J, you’re able to take part in those things while excelling in academics.” With a rare combination of talent in mathematics and art, Barno exudes the same confidence on the field as she does in the studio, trading in her jersey for a paint-splattered smock, spending long afternoons and late evenings in Olin blissfully absorbed in her artwork. While Barno’s passion for art has been life-long—her childhood paintings of red cardinals and lush forests adorn her parents’ central Pennsylvania home—the high school honors student did not envision a future that included art upon entering W&J. Though she had considered applying to art schools, Barno’s family and friends convinced her to pursue a major in education. “They thought I should be a math teacher and that my grades were too good to ‘just’ paint,” she said. Yet an art history course at W&J, followed by another course in drawing, helped change Barno’s mind. When her professors encouraged her to apply for a Magellan Project, she said, “The first thing I thought was, ‘I want to see pieces of art. I want to paint. I want to draw.’ That was an innate instinct.” The month-long excursion that Barno, then 19, planned to France and Italy the summer after her freshman year was her first time abroad. “That trip sparked my love for traveling and wanting to explore,” said Barno, who immersed herself in the cultural offerings of Paris and Rome while comparing the classical and neoclassical architecture of both cities. However, what cemented Barno’s decision to pursue art as a career was the six weeks she taught at the Cloud Forest School in Costa Rica the following summer. It was her second shot at a Magellan Project, and Barno saw it as an opportunity to “test the waters” of a future in education. While she said she “had a blast” designing art programs for the students, she was most moved by the conversations she had with local Costa Rican artists. “That’s when it clicked,” she said. “When I first came to W&J, I was very tentative. I wanted to go back to central Pennsylvania; I wanted to teach; I wanted to live two doors away from my mom. Of course, there is nothing wrong with that, but after doing these Magellan Projects, I realized I’m not supposed to do that. I’m supposed to travel; I’m supposed to paint; I’m supposed to challenge myself. The Magellan Project really brought me to where I need to be and, I think, to where I always was meant to be.” For her third and final Magellan Project last summer, Barno returned to Europe to research 19th-century art, comparing the work of British romantic painters like John Constable to that of French impressionists 12 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE Field hockey captain Erin Barno works on a painting of her mother during ﬁeld hockey practice at Cameron Stadium. She renewed her love of art during three Magellan Projects in Europe and Costa Rica. “I’m supposed to travel; I’m supposed to paint; I’m supposed to challenge myself.” – ERIN BARNO ’13 considered beautiful. “They’re supposed to be disarming, not necessarily appealing, images,” she said of her latest works, which pair different faces and bodies into unexpected combinations. “It creates that conversation about negative body image that I think needs to happen.” Using art as a “force of social change” is the kind of work Barno wants to pursue in graduate school. While she is targeting programs in Boston, Chicago and New York City, the mathematics and art double major is approaching her future in the same way she tackles a difficult math proof or painting—with an open mind. “If you throw me a proof I have no idea how to do, I focus on the facts. What can you do with what you have? It’s not something you want to struggle over, it’s something you want to play with. You’ll come up with the best solution that way,” Barno said. “It’s the same with painting. You might have an original idea, but once you start working with the paints on the canvas, you can come up with something better if you let yourself go through the exploration.” – MEGAN MONAGHAN like Claude Monet. Traveling to London and Paris, she relished the opportunity to view her favorite artists’ collections in person at the museums before visiting the exact sites where the works were created, calling the experience “mind blowing.” Back at the Olin art studio, Barno is drawing inspiration from a different, more controversial, source—the issue of negative body image in today’s young women. “Being at a college or on a women’s athletic team, you know body dissatisfaction is a problem,” she said. “I’ve had friends battle eating disorders and experience massive body changes because they lack self-confidence and feel like they’re not beautiful.” To address the issue, Barno is creating pieces that cause the viewer to question society’s standards of what is and isn’t WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 13 W&J feature Constanza Salinas displays a family photo from her home in Chile in front of her college sorority house on Chestnut Street. identity International student strengthens ties to heritage THOUGH ROOTED DEEPLY in her Hispanic culture, Chilean-born Constanza Salinas ’14 is quick to call the close-knit community of Washington & Jefferson College her home. Spotted cheering in the stands of Cameron Stadium at Presidents football games or spending time with her Kappa Kappa Gamma sisters at their Chestnut Street sorority house, Salinas—known as “Coni” to her friends—is well acclimated to the daily life of a western Pennsylvania college student. It was not until she took a class on Latino and Machismo stereotypes the fall semester of her sophomore year that the psychology major began to more closely examine the concept of identity and how it relates to her Hispanic heritage, especially in the U.S. “I just thought the class was really interesting,” she said. “I never thought about how identity is something very subjective and I never thought about it changing in different parts of the country.” Using several ideas presented in the class, Salinas applied for a Magellan Project so she could travel to three U.S. cities—New York City, Los Angeles and Houston—and study how Hispanics viewed themselves in each region. While Salinas is accustomed to traveling—she grew up in New Jersey, spent summers visiting relatives in Chile and Costa Rica, and went to high school in Spain—she admits that planning the month-long trip was not easy. Leaving much of her schedule to chance, Salinas began by visiting libraries in each city and researching areas with large Hispanic populations. She then visited the communities to meet with locals, choosing “people who seemed like they were willing to talk.” “In Los Angeles, I went to an area with Hispanic the psychology of “You make this whole project yourself. It really distinguishes you as a person.” – CONSTANZA SALINAS ’14 people everywhere,” she said. “There were street vendors selling ice and syrup, a very Mexican tradition, so I went over and talked to them. Then I talked to a guy selling avocados out of the back of his truck. I approached people who seemed interesting and had curious jobs.” Salinas quickly found that not everyone was willing to speak with her, particularly immigrants who did not understand what she was trying to accomplish with her project. “They didn’t know who I was. They didn’t want to tell anything about themselves,” she said. “They were there; they were done; they didn’t want to look back.” In a Colombian café outside New York City, Salinas met with a Dominican man who was more willing to share. “He sat there and told me his whole life story about how he came here—his entire trip,” she said. “It was exactly the kind of story I wanted.” The difficulties she faced in finding willing participants led her to discover her passion for something else—research. “My main purpose was to do personal interviews with a bunch of different people, but I ended up liking research a lot more,” said Salinas, who arranged a visit with Agua Marketing, a Houston-based market research and consulting company that focuses on the Hispanic population. While there, she met with Manuel Delgado, the company’s CEO, who gave Salinas helpful suggestions of which areas in Houston to visit and showed her a presentation for prospective clients. He since has offered her a summer internship with his firm, an opportunity that Salinas hopes will help her decide if she should pursue research as a career. A junior at W&J, she already is incorporating what she learned from her Magellan Project into her studies. In the fall, she returned to a New York City library she visited during her trip to research a paper on Puerto Rican murals. “It’s been interesting to be able to use what I learned and put a different spin on it,” she said. Salinas—who appreciated how the Magellan Project allowed her to apply classroom theories to the outside world and, ultimately, to her own heritage—recalled a discussion in her Latino stereotypes class about the ambiguity of identity. “It was interesting, but I didn’t really know how true it was until now,” she said, adding that the most rewarding aspect of her journey was the chance it gave her to grow personally. “You make this whole project yourself. It really distinguishes you as a person because, in the end, it’s all about you.” – GEORGIA SCHUMACHER ’10 14 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE Mike Nemchick directs a performance of “The Vagina Monologues,” the play that led him to research comfort women in South Korea. justice History major fuels passion for human rights While taking a tour of the museum, Nemchick observed the women’s memorials and testimonies, as well as the paintings they created to help cope with their experiences. “As can be imagined, comfort women faced inhumane conditions, fighting disease, physical exhaustion and violence,” Nemchick said. “Many women did not speak up about what happened until years after the war, and many still choose to remain silent. Now that the women are growing older, this is a vital time for people to visit this piece of living history.” The experience helped transform the naturally reserved Nemchick, who has noticed a significant growth in his independence since returning to W&J. “I’ve become a lot more confident—working on my own, going out on my own,” he said. “Being able to come up with an idea to pursue and going out and finding ways to do it is rewarding.” As a senior, Nemchick is turning his focus to graduate school with aspirations of pursuing a career in human rights. He is certain he wants to continue traveling, listing countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. “I’m interested in seeing Africa, because I don’t really know a lot about it,” said Nemchick, who credits his Magellan Project with uncovering these ambitions. “Magellan is a way to learn more about yourself and to test yourself to see what you can do. It’s about learning something new and seeing what the world has to offer.” – GEORGIA SCHUMACHER ’10 the language of “This is my way of keeping the story of the comfort women alive.” – MIKE NEMCHICK ’13 AS A FRESHMAN, Mike Nemchick ’13 first heard about “comfort women” during a performance of “The Vagina Monologues.” The haunting testimonies of the women—who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II—live on in the words of playwright Eve Ensler, who expresses their anguish in a moving plea for justice before their “stories leave this world.” The story stuck with Nemchick, who became a co-director of the production at Washington & Jefferson College the following year—a role he since has maintained to help bring awareness to violence against women. “This is my way of keeping the story of the comfort women alive,” he said, adding that for the past 20 years, supporters and survivors regularly gather in protest outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. “They go every Wednesday,” Nemchick said. “The women protest in hopes that the Japanese government will acknowledge these crimes and issue an apology.” Upon declaring a major in history his sophomore year—overruling his original plans to study chemistry—Nemchick was inspired to further explore the plight of the comfort women for an East Asian history course. “Writing that paper got me more interested in the topic,” said Nemchick, who also has a minor in gender and women’s studies. “I decided I could make a project out of it if I was able to go to Korea to research the political situation first-hand.” Nemchick applied for a Magellan Project the spring semester of his junior year, right before leaving campus to study abroad in Shanghai. As soon as he received confirmation that his proposal had been accepted, he began planning for his next adventure to South Korea while adapting to life at a Chinese university. “It was hard to get things rolling,” he said, recalling the challenges of making contacts and arranging travel accommodations from another country. Once in Seoul, the western Pennsylvania native tested his travel acumen while finding his way around the densely populated city. “There was a big language barrier,” he said. “I didn’t have time to study much Korean beforehand. I just knew a handful of words that I got by on.” Relying on his prior research, Nemchick found the House of Sharing, where he was able to interact with some of the surviving comfort women. The women, who are cared for at an assisted living facility connected to the museum, opened up to Nemchick about their stories. “They talked about basic things like how they were doing that day,” he recalled. “There was one who was more energetic. She liked singing and acting and talking about movies. She sang us songs.” WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 15 W&J feature Where in the World is Whitney? WELL-TRAVELED SENIOR SHARES HER 10 MUST-VISIT PLACES ACROSS THE GLOBE A two-time Magellan Project scholar, Whitney Sims-Rucker has traveled to 13 countries on ﬁve continents. a child or her experience rock-climbing at Joshua Tree National Park in California as a Girl Scout. This early desire to explore led the Chicago native to Washington & Jefferson College, where she craved individual attention from professors along with opportunities to continue seeing the world. During her four years at W&J, Sims-Rucker received two grants from the Magellan Project to study the education of women in The Gambia and the indigenous Maori culture of New Zealand. These experiences, combined with the year she studied abroad in Europe and Asia, have taken Sims-Rucker to 13 countries on five continents. Here, the worldly W&J senior shares her 10 favorite places to visit across the globe. A sk Whitney Sims-Rucker ’13 how she first caught the travel bug, and she might point to the family trip she took to Senegal as 1. WOOD MARKETS, BANJUL, THE GAMBIA This is a place I make sure to visit every time I am in The Gambia. While there are multiple wood markets in Banjul, the main attraction is located outside the city near the university. One of the things that I love about the markets is the amazing originality displayed in the pieces. Every piece symbolizes something—from a tribal or religious symbol to the culture of the country. TIP: For a good story, make sure to ask the sculptors about the meanings behind their pieces. 16 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE 5. ROYAL PALACE OF OLITE, OLITE, SPAIN 2. This royal palace, once a castle for kings of Navarra in the 13th and 14th centuries, is a hidden charm of northern Spain. Nestled in the tiny pueblo community of Olite, almost an hour from where I stayed in Pamplona, the palace is considered to be one of the most beautiful in all of Europe. PINK LAKE, DAKAR, SENEGAL TIP: Visit the palace in the fall for picturesque views of the Spanish countryside. 8. BOTANIC GARDENS, CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND Senegal’s Pink Lake, located about two hours outside the capital city of Dakar, is named for its deep rose color, a result of the overwhelming amount of salt in the water. When I visited the lake during Buba Misawa’s Intersession course, “West African Politics,” we learned that the salt mined from the lake makes its way to the U.S., where it is used as rock salt to melt ice during the winter. TIP: Plan a visit in January to watch the Sonangol Africa Eco Race kick off in Dakar. What makes the Botanic Gardens so special is their location in the heart of Christchurch. I visited the city days after it was badly shaken by an earthquake in 2011. In the midst of all the destroyed buildings, this miraculous garden retained its beauty. The trees have been standing for more than 170 years, since before English settlers arrived in New Zealand. TIP: The beautiful scenery in the gardens makes this an ideal spot for a picnic. 6. METROPOL PARASOL, SEVILLE, SPAIN 9. TE PAPA MUSEUM, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND You can’t miss this futuristic-looking wooden structure, which stands out among the medieval buildings of Seville. Ride the elevator to the top of the structure for panoramic rooftop views of the city. Afterward, take some time to wander the streets of Seville, which are especially beautiful lit up at night. TIP: Stop in one of the city’s ice cream parlors—I like Llaollano—for a delicious treat. Te Papa translates to “our place,” which is appropriate, considering that the museum is filled with exhibits that tell the story of New Zealand’s culture. I spent hours here researching the history and rebirth of the Maori language for my Magellan Project and socializing with the locals. TIP: Check out the “Passports” exhibit for a closer look at the people who have visited and settled in New Zealand. 3. THE CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, VALENCIA, SPAIN This entertainment complex was a fun place for my friends and me to visit during my first few weeks abroad in Spain. My favorite part of the complex is the aquarium, which is the largest of its kind in Europe. It’s also worth checking out the science museum and planetarium, which is housed in a cool building designed to resemble an eye. TIP: Take time to check out Valencia’s beautiful beaches and vibrant cultural district. 4. PLAZA MAYOR, MADRID, SPAIN 7. 10. TOWER OF BELEM, LISBON, PORTUGAL MAO ZEDONG MAUSOLEUM, BEIJING, CHINA Located in the heart of Madrid, I like to think of this plaza as the cultural hub of the city. The great cafés and street performers make this popular attraction a must-see if you’re in Spain. The plaza also has quite an extensive history. With its construction dating back to the early 17th century, it has been the site of bullfights, inquisition trials and public executions. TIP: Get your picture taken in front of the Phillip III statue built in 1616. The Tower of Belem was one of my favorite stops during my junior year abroad. Built as a fortress in the 16th century to protect Lisbon, the tower is registered as one of the seven wonders of Portugal. During my visit, I checked out the pastries at Pastéis de Belém, a café that has been around since 1837. TIP: Try the pastel de nata, a popular Portuguese egg tart, at the nearby café. This mausoleum is the final resting place of Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong. Visitors line up for miles in Tiananmen Square—the third-largest city square in the world—to pay tribute to Mao, whose body is on display for public viewing. This was definitely the most interesting, not to mention eerie, historical attraction I visited in China. TIP: Enjoy an authentic Chinese meal at one of the many restaurants surrounding Tiananmen Square. WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 17 W&J feature Magellan FACTS, FIGURES & FIRSTS NORTHERNMOST POINT VISITED Since the Magellan Project was launched ﬁve years ago, 129 students have completed 151 Magellan Projects, traveling to 22 U.S. states, 38 foreign countries and six continents. HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF THEIR ADVENTURES. MOST POPULAR PROJECT The Hengill volcano of Iceland is the northernmost point visited by Adam Toomey ’12. At 64 DEGREES north of the equator, it is 1,800 miles from the North Pole. FOUR students conducted research projects on nuclear magnetic resonance at Radboud University in the Netherlands. MOST HELPFUL MENTOR Bill Platt ’87 has worked with FOUR Magellan scholars at his financial firm in New York City. MOST PEOPLE HELPED Nick Tyger ’12 helped treat 2,000 sick and injured people during his medical mission in the Dominican Republic. LONGEST ROAD TRIP Damian Bosiacki ’13 and Sean Leehan ’13 stopped in 10 major U.S. cities on their joint cross-country Magellan trip. DESTINATION OF CHOICE Ecuador has attracted 12 Magellan Project scholars—more than any other country. SMALLEST COUNTRY VISITED MOST COUNTRIES VISITED Eva Pfeffer ’13 compared the street art of THREE South American countries— Ecuador, Peru and Chile. FIRST FAMILY TWO siblings, Gary Flavion ’12 and Lindsay Flavion ’12, received Magellan funding to travel to France and Ecuador, respectively. Georgia is the smallest country visited by Magellan student Austin Pilkington ’15. At 27,000 SQUARE MILES in size, it is a little more than half the size of Pennsylvania. 18 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE What I Learned from Magellan FOUR MAGELLAN ALUMNI SHARE THEIR MOST-VALUED LESSONS Think globally As W&J students craft and complete their own Magellan Projects, they acquire valuable skills and knowledge that can’t be taught in the traditional classroom setting. Here, four Magellan alumni who executed independent projects in California, France, Germany and Paraguay reflect on their transformative experiences. The Magellan Project funding I received from W&J enabled me to participate in a research internship at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, where I spent my summer investigating a mouse model of immune disease while balancing explorations of Paris and Europe. This experience solidified my desire to apply for doctorate programs in biomedical research while introducing me to international research. It also expanded my understanding of the world beyond western Pennsylvania, encouraging my continued travel to China and Colombia after graduation. My Magellan enabled me to look beyond how science is conducted at my own research institution and even within the U.S. Understanding how science is taught worldwide will be beneficial as I explore a career in science education. BRITTANY ANDERTON ’09 GRADUATE STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO Seize every opportunity When I started my 10-week internship with the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany, I expected to perform minor tasks. Instead, I was given the opportunity to take notes in meetings with German foreign-service counterparts and write a weekly rundown of news stories that influenced the actions of the embassy’s economic section. I also honed my German conversational skills and picked up a lot of business and government terms, improving my vocabulary as well as my understanding of Germany’s young professional culture. These skills helped me secure a position at an international law firm as I pursue my master’s in public and international affairs. With a focus in security and intelligence operations, I hope to someday work for the Foreign Service or maybe the intelligence community. My Magellan guided me on my career path and made an otherwise impossible summer of international travel feasible. DAN MASON ’10 INTERNATIONAL LEGAL SECRETARY, REED SMITH PITTSBURGH MOST FREQUENT FLIERS Erin Barno ’13, Charlotte Bateman ’13, Amanda Knarr ’13 and Nick Tyger ’12 each completed THREE Magellan Projects. Appreciate the small things Because of the Magellan Project, I was able to go to Paraguay and build a literacy center for children with supplies donated from W&J’s education department and my hometown community. The young children there had very little food to eat, dirty water to drink and not enough medicine when they were sick, but they were singing, dancing and thankful for what they did have—each other. The children taught me that it is not the material things that are important, but rather the spirit of day-to-day living. After graduation, I was accepted into the PeaceCorps in Benin, West Africa, where I taught English at an orphanage in my village. I went in thinking that I was going to do all of the teaching, but I ended up learning much more about myself in the process, including the importance of culture, traditions and family. I am now a more patient, forgiving and aware person because of these experiences. KAYLA CURTISS ’10 AMERICORPS VISTA ERIE, PA EARLIEST EXPLORERS The first class of Magellan Project scholars included 16 students. Stay on top of industry trends For my Magellan Project, I interned with Denuo, a StarCom MediaVest Group in Los Angeles. I was the only intern on a small team that looked at integrating corporate brands into video games like Madden, Sims and Grand Theft Auto. The experience was a great introduction to the media industry, a career path I was not aware of until this internship. My Magellan led to a full-time job offer at StarCom’s headquarters in Chicago, where I was hired as a digital marketing associate after graduation. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to work with clients like Disney Parks and organize events at one of the largest expos in North America—the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. By exposing me to innovation and the importance of keeping abreast of new trends in media, my internship sparked my interest in my current career. SHARON SHI ’09 MEDIA SUPERVISOR, TEAM SPRINT CHICAGO FARTHEST DESTINATION FOUR students traveled to Christchurch, New Zealand, an 8,500-MILE flight from Pittsburgh. WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 19 W&J sports W&J sports PRESIDENTS CAPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP IN MEMORY OF STAR RUNNING BACK With ﬁve ﬁngers held high, members of the Presidents football team, along with cheerleaders, parents and fans, rushed the ﬁeld at Wiley Stadium seconds after capturing Washington & Jefferson College’s ﬁrst Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) championship since 2007. Tears streamed down players’ faces as the celebration turned into a massive embrace around Head Football Coach Mike Sirianni, who raised the trophy in the air before presenting it to the parents of Tim McNerney ’13. “This team will remember fulﬁlling their teammate’s dream their entire lives.” – BILL DUKETT, DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS An Unthinkable Loss It was an emotional close to a season that will be remembered more for love and respect than tackles and touchdowns. After starting the first half of the season with a 4-1 record, the Presidents were well on their way to realizing McNerney’s goal of regaining their spot atop the conference standings. However, on Oct. 4, just 48 hours before W&J was set to play Thomas More in Kentucky, McNerney was found dead off campus, stunning the close-knit team of players who looked to the senior captain as their leader and friend. “We lost our best player, our captain and the most popular guy on the team,” Sirianni said. “Tim packed more into his 21 years of life than anyone I’ve ever met. He taught his teammates, friends and coaches to live each day to its fullest. We’ll never forget him, and we’ll never be the same without him.” Faced with a decision of whether or not to play a game five hours from campus after a tragedy that deeply affected the W&J community, the coaches and players resolved to travel to Crestview Hills, Ky., to take the field in McNerney’s honor. Co-captain DeAndre Simmons ’13 wore his fallen teammate’s No. 5 jersey during the game, where a pregame ceremony honored McNerney’s life. Understandably, the Presidents appeared to have 20 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE trouble focusing from the outset, committing seven turnovers and falling to the Saints 54-18. A Campus Community Unites The days that followed were ones of grieving and healing for the team and campus community, but also of remembrance for a vibrant life that, though cut too short, touched everyone around him. Whether selling memorial bracelets or finding inspiration in the young musician’s lyrical rap tracks, McNerney’s teammates and classmates banded together to honor their friend’s legacy. Under the Twitter hashtag #RIP5, students used social media as a means to communicate and share memories, creating a virtual memorial for McNerney that continues to evolve. “We are going to honor Tim by winning football games and treating each other well, with respect,” said Sirianni, who led his emotional team in a pivotal Senior Day game against Westminster, the first at Cameron Stadium since the tragedy. Fans packed the stands as McNerney’s family took part in the festivities, releasing red and black balloons into a clear blue sky at the announcement of his name. The Presidents fought hard in honor of McNerney, and topped Westminster 24-21 behind 168 all-purpose yards from running back Dion Wiegand ’14. A week later, W&J hosted Saint Vincent in a Homecoming game that brought hundreds of alumni to Washington, Pa., in a show of support for their alma mater, including the players and coaches of the 1992 team who were celebrating the 20th anniversary of their appearance in the NCAA Division III national championship game. Referring to the support his team received as “remarkable,” Sirianni said the players were inspired by all of the calls, texts, emails and visits from alumni. “I’ll never forget the people who supported us when we needed it most,” he said. Bill Dukett, W&J’s director of athletics, agreed, saying that during the toughest of times, the tight-knit W&J community makes its biggest impact. “This tragedy affected not only the team but the entire campus,” Dukett said. “When you lose a team leader, it is a blow to everyone on the team. When you lose someone who is beloved by the entire campus community, reminders surround you every day—wherever you go on campus, whomever you talk to. The support our faculty, administration and alumni displayed to our coaching staff and student-athletes has been extraordinary. Former players calling to not only inquire about the situation, but also to lend support and counseling, assured me that the long-held saying of ‘once a President, always a President’ is alive and well.” The Presidents celebrate on the ﬁeld after winning the PAC championship in honor of McNerney. Players join hands as they run out onto the field at Thomas More with five fingers held high for McNerney. “Tim packed more into his 21 years of life than anyone I’ve ever met. He taught his teammates, friends and coaches to live each day to its fullest.” – MIKE SIRIANNI, HEAD FOOTBALL COACH Winning for Tim A 40-14 victory over Saint Vincent at Homecoming and a 27-17 triumph at Geneva the following weekend set up a showdown in Greene County for the final week of the regular season—the 40th edition of the PAC Backyard Brawl at Waynesburg. After linebackers Ian Hennessy ’13 and John Hunter ’13 stuffed a Waynesburg ball carrier on the third play of the game to force a punt, W&J dominated, winning 31-14 and setting off a wild postgame celebration. For the first time in nearly 40 days, tears were accompanied by smiles. “Winning this title meant a lot because our guys were playing for a purpose—they wanted to grant Tim’s wish,” Sirianni noted. “Was this the most talented team in W&J history? No. But, I believe this is the best championship this football program has ever won. The key game was the Westminster win. The tragedy was still so fresh in our minds, but we found a way to come out on top and then got on a roll.” Dukett commended Sirianni, who was named the PAC and D3football.com South Coach of the Year, and his staff for keeping the team focused during the most difficult circumstances. “This team will remember fulfilling their teammate’s dream their entire lives,” Dukett said. “Celebrating on the field with the championship trophy will be just as memorable to them as playing in a Rose Bowl or Stagg Bowl game was to our alumni. This game teaches you to overcome any obstacle. Hopefully, they will carry this lesson on in life and be better prepared for the difficult challenges they will endure.” Following the season, McNerney was a unanimous first-team All-PAC choice and earned a spot on the D3football.com All-South Region Team. Sirianni said that the star running back’s No. 5 jersey will remain distinguished at W&J. “As long as I am head coach of this football program, no one will wear the number five again,” explained Sirianni, who added that a new weight room in the basement of Henry Memorial Gym will be named after McNerney and John Heisman, W&J’s 1923 head coach and namesake of the Heisman trophy. “Every future W&J football player will know Tim McNerney.” – SCOTT MCGUINNESS Players, cheerleaders and members of the campus community come together to honor McNerney’s memory. To learn how W&J and the McNerney family are honoring Tim’s legacy, visit www.washjeff.edu/mcnerneymemorial. WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 21 W&J sports Ahead of the Pack SOPHOMORE RUNNER PRODUCES BEST CROSS-COUNTRY SEASON IN W&J HISTORY From the site of a famous Abraham Lincoln speech to the home of a Whiskey Rebellion protest, Kristen Galligan ’15 has breezed through nearly every historical landmark in her hometown of Frederick, Md., and college town of Washington, Pa., during her daily jaunts. Laughing at the prospect of her future as a tour guide, Galligan appreciates the scenic backdrop of her familiar workout routes, which she runs for up to 50 miles a week during the summer. “During the cross-country season, the workouts are more intense, so I try to lower the mileage to 40 or so,” she explained. It’s a modest description of the cross-country star’s weekly routine, which consists of a rigorous workout at Prentice Track at Cameron Stadium on Mondays, weight lifting in the Swanson Wellness Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and a long run on Wednesdays. Galligan and her teammates take what they call an “easy day” on Fridays with a shorter journey on the streets of Washington in preparation for Saturday meets. with Head Coach Shawn Marek, set her goals for the season “pretty high” after she became the first female runner to qualify for the national championships her freshman year. Marek, whose first year coaching the team coincided with Galligan’s rookie season, was not surprised by his team captain’s record-breaking year. “Kristen leads by example and shows her dedication by doing all the little things that are necessary to reach her fullest potential,” he said. “She has improved immensely from her senior year in high school to her sophomore year at W&J—by more than two minutes—in large part to her extreme commitment, confidence and enthusiasm for the sport.” Galligan, who also competes on the track-and-field team in the spring, already is setting goals for next fall’s cross-country season. For the four-time PAC Runner of the Week, Kristen Galligan extends her record-breaking cross-country season into the spring as a long-distance runner on the track-and-ﬁeld team. Record-Breaking Runners As the Presidents cross-country program picks up speed, here is a look at more runners who have made W&J history. 1. KRISTEN GALLIGAN ’15 The first female to win a PAC championship, she became W&J’s first cross-country All-American at the NCAA Division III championships. 2. SCOTT RYAN ’13 The second cross-country male to win a PAC championship and first to compete at the NCAA Division III championships, he produced back-to-back 13th-place finishes at the NCAA regional race, the top placements by a male in school history. 3. MATTHEW RUDZKI ’08 The first cross-country male to win a PAC championship, he claimed the 2005 and 2007 league titles. 4. ERIN LONG ’09 The four-time All-Region cross-country runner never placed below fourth at the PAC championships, including a runner-up showing in 2006. 5. JENNIFER BAUMGARTEL ’01 The second cross-country runner to earn CoSIDA Academic All-American status, she placed third at the 1997 PAC championship. 6. ALLISON EVANOFF ROONEY ’92 A CoSIDA Academic All-American, she was the first cross-country runner to earn this status and one of only 10 two-time honorees in W&J history. “Winning a national championship is my y all-time goal. Next year, I’d love to be one ne of the top ﬁve runners in the country.” – KRISTEN GALLIGAN ’15 The disciplined regimen paid off for Galligan, who produced the best season by a Washington & Jefferson College cross-country runner, male or female, in school history. After becoming the first female runner to capture a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) championship, she finished in second place at the Mideast Regional—the top regional finish by a W&J harrier. A true endurance runner, Galligan saved her best for last during her second-straight trip to the NCAA Division III championships, where she placed 12th among 277 runners, becoming the Presidents’ first cross-country All-American. Her time of 21:27.40 on the 6K course in Terra Haute, Ind., was a mere 35 seconds behind national champion Christy Cazzola of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. “I was thrilled with the season; it was more than I could’ve asked for,” said Galligan who, along SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE etching her name into W&J history alongside national champions Jaimee Heffner ’99 (Javelin) and Kaitlyn Orstein ’08 (Swimming) is not out of the question. “Winning a national championship is my all-time goal,” Galligan said. “I never would have said those words last year. Each year of experience gained at the college level helps so much. During my freshman year, I didn’t know what it took to become All-Region or All-American. Next year, I’d love to be one of the top five runners in the country.” Marek does not hesitate when asked of the heights he expects Galligan to reach. “She had a great sophomore season and I fully expect her to become an NCAA champion before she graduates.” – SCOTT MCGUINNESS 22 HALL OF FAME NEARS 100 MEMBERS VICKI STATON, longtime head coach of women’s basketball and volleyball, became the 99th person to be inducted into Washington & Jefferson College’s Athletic Hall of Fame in September. Joining Staton in the program’s 14th class are four legendary student-athletes representing basketball, football, swimming and track and field. Staton, who has impacted student-athletes at W&J for four decades, remains active in the department as an assistant women’s basketball coach. Her 646 combined head coaching victories are the most in school history. Staton’s volleyball squads won five Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) titles and two ECAC South Region championships, while her basketball teams captured seven Pennwood Athletic Conference championships, three PAC titles and an ECAC Southern Division III championship. BRIAN DAWSON ’03 still holds eight school football records after setting 22, including passing yards (10,257), which, at the time of his graduation, was the fifth-highest total in NCAA Division III history. In 2003, Dawson was one of 42 quarterbacks in all NCAA divisions to amass at least 10,000 passing yards in a career. Those yards remain the 19th-best total in NCAA Division III history. RAFAEL PEREZ-MENDEZ ’91 won five PAC swimming championships, including four individual events. Named the team’s Most Valuable Swimmer in 1989, he set numerous school From left, Athletic Director Bill Dukett congratulates inductees Kelly records during his career. Mistretta, Vicki Staton, Brian Dawson and Rafael Perez-Mendez during Perez-Mendez recorded school halftime of a W&J football game. records in the 200 freestyle (1:47.82), 1,000 freestyle (10:34.98), 100 breaststroke over her three collegiate years. She became one (1:01.62), 200 breaststroke (2:13.82), 200 butterfly of only eight basketball players in school history (2:01.32) and 200 IM (1:59.61). to be selected as the PAC Most Valuable Player after finishing the 1994-95 season ranked 25th in KELLEY RYAN MISTRETTA ’95, after missing NCAA Division III in scoring with an average of her freshman basketball season due to an injury, 20.7 points per game. took the PAC by storm and scored 991 points, *Deceased grabbed 306 rebounds and dished out 186 assists WILLIAM E. “BILL” AMOS ’28*, known as “The Wild Bill of Campus,” was a three-sport athlete at W&J, lettering three years in football and basketball and two years in track and field. He was a two-time football captain who led the Presidents to a 20-3-1 record as fullback. A two-time All-American and All-East selection, Amos played in two East-West Shrine Games and made a career out of football, becoming the Presidents’ head coach and guiding W&J to 17 victories from 1929 to 1931. In 1930, he coached the first indoor college football night game when W&J played Lafayette in Atlantic City, N.J. Gridiron Greats Reunite 1992 FOOTBALL TEAM CELEBRATES HISTORIC GAME One of the most successful athletic teams in Washington & Jefferson College history returned to Cameron Stadium during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their appearance in the NCAA Division III championship game. Led by former Head Coach John Luckhardt, the 1992 Presidents finished the season with an 11-2 record. The defense finished as the national leader in points allowed per game, and the offense was fueled by a dominant offensive line. Running back Chris Babirad ’94 rushed for a school-record 2,471 yards and 32 touchdowns, while quarterback Bob Strope ’94 ranked in the top 10 for passing efficiency. Linebacker Shawn Prendergast ’94 racked up 124 tackles, while Rickey Williams ’93 picked off 10 passes. W&J earned NCAA playoff wins over perennial powers Lycoming, Emory & Henry and Rowan before falling to Wisconsin-LaCrosse 16-12 in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Bradenton, Fla. The 1992 Presidents became the first W&J team to play in an NCAA Division III championship game. Members of the 1992 football team reunite during Homecoming weekend. FROM INSIDE THE POCKET “To play for the national championship was something we had worked toward for years. We had made the playoffs every season and were determined to go all the way in 1992.” – BOB STROPE ’94 WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 23 W&J alumni A Banner Weekend 1992 FOOTBALL REUNION HIGHLIGHTS ACTION-PACKED HOMECOMING WEEKEND Members of the most decorated football squad since the 1922 Rose Bowl team returned to Cameron Stadium during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their appearance in the NCAA Division III national championship game. Waving to the crowd at the announcement of their names, more than 30 players and coaches from the 1992 football team were greeted with cheers during a pregame ceremony before taking their reserved spots in the College Box to watch the Presidents handidly defeat Saint Vincent 40-14. At halftime, DeAndre Simmons ’13 of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and Eva Pfeffer ’13 of Temecula, Calif., were crowned Homecoming King and Queen. Simmons, a communication arts major, is a co-captain of the football team and member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Pfeffer, an international business and art double major, is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. The weekend kicked off Friday evening at the annual Homecoming Dinner, where three alumni received awards and the class of 1972 took home the Class Cup. Following Saturday’s game, alumni packed the tent on Olin lawn for a festive Fifth Quarter celebration. b e b Erica Lott ’12 and Nico’Lee Rohac ’12 reunite with the cheerleading squad. c Rickey Williams ’93 tips his hat to the crowd during a pregame ceremony honoring the 1992 football team. d Delta Gamma alumnae Lynn Becker ’83, Paige Fairbaugh ’84, Sarana Becker Donaldson ’82, Cindy Leposki Martin ’83, Mindy Alcorn Mcneely ’82, Michelle Stout ’84 and Cheryl Maze ’80 reunite at Fifth Quarter. e Mayara Lorena ’16, Andrea Chezan ’16, Aananthi Rajasekaran ’13 and Francisco Betancourt Lasso ’16 enjoy the football game from the stands. f Kenny Roberts ’14 congratulates Homecoming Queen Eva Pfeffer ’13. g Veronica Kust ’09, Alana Galvin ’09, Zach Zebrasky ’09, Emily Hays ’09 and Leah Bonaccorsi ’11 enjoy the Homecoming festivities. h Ian Wagner ’95 spends time with his son at the 1992 football team reunion. i Zeta Beta Tau brothers Alan Witkower ’72, Bill Kaplan ’72, Ken Heffron ’72, Lee Mandel ’72 and Gene Hershorin ’72 pose with the George and Tom mascots. j NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ’81 greets President Tori Haring-Smith at Fifth Quarter. 1) Future Presidents cheer on defensive back Sam Comly ’14. 1! Pep band member Katilyn Mascatelli ’13 pumps up the crowd at the football game. 1@ Buba Misawa shares a laugh with John Mollenauer ’57. i Save the date for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, Sept. 27-28, 2013. For details, visit www.jayconnected.com/homecoming. 24 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE c d f g j 1) 1@ h 1! WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 25 W&J alumni A POEM FOR HOMECOMING Homecoming & Reunion Weekend featured W&J’s first alumni author panel, during which alumni joined professors and students for an afternoon of reading original works of their own or of fellow W&J graduates. Abrianne Rhoad ’13, editor-in-chief of the Red & Black and The Wooden Tooth Review, presented the following poem for the occasion. We Asked You Answered W&J Magazine was on hand at Homecoming & Reunion Weekend to find out what you love most about your alma mater. Whether you cherished your sorority sisters, bonded with your teammates or were inspired by a favorite professor, one thing is clear—the people are what make W&J memorable. Q: What do I’m coming home for Homecoming Red & maybe Black coming home for ‘nother home, coming Welcome back home. I’m coming home for good byes, leaving faster than fall flies, running spirals down steep stairs coming home for Homecoming. I’m coming home for Home coming like I never really left, coming up and down the stairs up the stairs, counting the memories there. I’m coming home for Homecoming and home is never leaving, coming back for ‘nother Homecoming crowded tent and people humming cheers to red geraniums & black text: “Welcome Home.” I’m staying Home. It’s Homecoming. I’m the last one of my class, And even though I missed it here I’m leaving these memories for the past. I’m staying home. It’s Homecoming and Mom always asks: “Why?” Why don’t you come home? It’s Homecoming. “Home is here” is my reply. So I’m coming home for Homecoming Every year after and the next. It’s like I never leave home when I’m coming here, To revisit the memories is all I expect. A: you love about W&J? 26 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE W&J honors three notable alumni Distinguished alumni representing the fields of cancer research, integrated circuit technology and national security and intelligence operations were presented with Washington & Jefferson College’s highest honors during the annual Homecoming & Reunion dinner in October. The award winners were recognized for their dedication to their professions as well as to their communities and alma mater. – KERRI DIGIOVANNI LACOCK ’09 Tori Haring-Smith (right) congratulates alumni award winners, from left, Guy DuBois, Amanda Boehm and Larry Sumney. OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD ALUMNI AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD Amanda Boehm ’02 Amanda Boehm ’02, Ph.D., is making a name for herself in the field of cancer research as a senior editor at the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In this role, Boehm works closely with authors and experts in the field to communicate original research in a publication that is internationally acclaimed as one of the most-cited journals of its kind. Alice Lee, Ph.D., chairman of the biology department, recalls the double biology and English major as being one of her top students. “Dr. Amanda Boehm is someone who really embraces what it means to be a President: to dream, to discover, and to do,” Lee said. “I am very honored to be given this award,” Boehm said. This isn’t just an award for me; this is an award for my entire family because, without them, I could never have done the things I have done.” After graduating from W&J, Boehm earned her doctorate in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology at the National Cancer Institute in Washington, D.C. Her work on therapeutic cancer vaccines was published in two journals, and she served as an editor for the National Institutes of Health. A volunteer for W&J’s Alumni Mentor Program, she also advised the Kappa Alpha Theta chapter at W&J. Larry Sumney ’62 As president and CEO of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Larry Sumney ’62 has played a significant role in advancing integrated circuit technology, leading to the improvement of products from cellphones and iPods to sophisticated military defense systems. Under Sumney’s guidance, the SRC has grown into the world’s largest and most successful university research force to support the rapid progress of the semiconductor industry. “It is no surprise that Larry’s company stands beside eBay, IBM and Xerox as a recipient of the National Medal of Technology, an honor granted by the President of the United States to our nation’s greatest innovators of new and important technology,” President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D., said. Sumney’s graduation from W&J in 1962 launched his 20-year career with the federal government. Selected as an Edison Scholar at the Naval Research Laboratory, Sumney went on to earn his master’s in engineering administration from George Washington University. His last major government assignment was at the Pentagon, where he managed a multi-million-dollar technology program for the Department of Defense. “I have had several types of career positions,” Sumney said. “Throughout each of these, I have learned the impact of my education from W&J. The foundation that was provided to me has been a major component of my success.” McClellan “Guy” DuBois ’70 A leader in the field of national security and intelligence operations, McClellan “Guy” DuBois ’70 remains committed to his alma mater as a trustee and mentor. As general partner of The DuBois Group, he calls on his extensive experience with Raytheon and the Central Intelligence Agency to consult on national economic and security issues. At Raytheon, DuBois was the vice president of operational technologies and solutions, working with clients ranging from the Department of Defense to foreign government agencies. Previously, he worked for the CIA as a member of the agency’s Senior Intelligence Service. “For me, it has been a journey of discovery in the sense that I graduated from here and, by sheer chance, ended up at the Central Intelligence Agency largely because a former professor here was a scout for the CIA,” DuBois said. “The one thing that really stood out in my 26 years with the agency was that W&J alumni were playing a huge role in what was going on at the time.” During the course of his career, DuBois has mentored W&J students as interns at Raytheon. Now in his second term on the Board of Trustees, he also has participated in presidential search committees and focus groups and helped develop the College’s Computing and Information Studies program. DuBois first volunteered for W&J 42 years ago as a Phonathon caller for the W&J Fund. Invested in the future of W&J, DuBois and his wife, Lynn, have established a Charitable Gift Annuity and developed the Class of 1970 Faculty Development Fund. Their children Megan DuBois ’09 and David DuBois ’11 are also graduates of W&J. “You have guided our students as alumni mentors, you have given your time and your ﬁnancial support to this College, you have been our best representatives.” – TORI HARING-SMITH, PRESIDENT WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 27 W&J alumni Why did you decide to create a Magellan Project? Rebecca: Last year, in one of my French classes, I did a historical research project on the Vél d’Hiv roundup in Paris. My research led me to watching the movie Sarah’s Key, which I enjoyed so much that I felt compelled to read the book. I decided to apply for a Magellan Project so that I could travel to France and learn more. Staci: I always wanted to investigate and explore the Holocaust further than what I’ve read and been taught in the classroom, and the Magellan Project offered me a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do so. After discussing the idea with my professors, my project quickly evolved to focus on how countries today have memorialized the Holocaust. What did you study for your Magellan Project? Staci: I received a scholarship to visit sites related to the Holocaust in Europe. I traveled to Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary to study how those countries are memorializing the Holocaust. I visited six concentration camps during a three-week period as well as museums and memorials. SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE THEN 28 NOW “I remember the nervous anticipation I felt before seeing the concentration camps that I had read about so often in history books.” – STACI KUBIAK FORAN ’09 “Holding a conversation with a Holocaust survivor in French was one of the most moving experiences of my journey.” – REBECCA HENDRICKS ’13 Remembering the Holocaust As one of the first students at Washington & Jefferson College to create a Magellan Project, history major Staci Kubiak Foran ’09 spent the summer before her senior year visiting concentration camps and Holocaust memorials in Eastern Europe. Five years later, English major and French minor Rebecca Hendricks ’13 traveled to France to study the memorialization of the Holocaust and its impact on the country. Both inspired by research conducted at W&J, Foran and Hendricks reflect on the journeys that shaped their collegiate experiences. Staci Kubiak Foran visits Old Town in Prague while studying the Holocaust in Eastern Europe in 2008. Rebecca Hendricks attends the 70th anniversary ceremony of the Vél d’Hiv roundup in Paris. Rebecca: While attending the 70th anniversary ceremony of the Vél d’Hiv roundup, I heard speeches from groups that were raising awareness. I also explored several museums that covered the history of that decade, as well as other Holocaust museums in Paris that commemorated what occurred in France. Many people do not think of France when it comes to the Holocaust and what its involvement entailed. enthusiastic that younger people were at the memorial to learn about what happened. Holding a conversation with a Holocaust survivor in French was one of the most moving experiences of my journey. How did your Magellan Project impact your career plans? Rebecca: I am applying to law school and using my personal statement as an opportunity to talk about my trip. I’m emphasizing how great it was to plan my own research and travel after being inspired by a movie. I really want to work in a field that will allow me to travel, perhaps something that correlates with international business. Staci: My Magellan helped me gain a confidence that I would not have developed without setting out on this adventure. Like Rebecca, my experience was a talking point while I was applying for graduate school and interviewing for teaching jobs. Today, as a high school history teacher, I have the opportunity to share my Magellan experience with my students while teaching about the Holocaust. – KERRI DIGIOVANNI LACOCK ’09 What do you remember most about your trip? Staci: I remember what a humbling experience it was. Many of the sites I visited saw some of the worst atrocities ever committed against humanity. I remember the nervous anticipation I felt before seeing the concentration camps that I had read about so often in history books. I’ll always remember the emotions I felt while walking through those places. Rebecca: I met an older Frenchman who had been arrested with his mother in the Vél d’Hiv roundup when he was very young but managed to survive. He was at the anniversary in honor of her and wore a button that said “Sons and Daughters of the Deported.” He was very Former attorney pursues dream of writing full-time in Greece When Jeff Siger ’66 left his career as a name partner at a New York City law firm to pursue his dream of becoming a full-time writer in Greece, he said his partners thought he was “crazy.” Now an internationally known author whom The Greek Press calls “prophetic,” Siger looks back at his decision with no regrets. “Once I realized I would not live forever, the rest of it was rather simple,” he said. “I always wanted to write and I always loved Greece and I finally saw the opportunity to enact my two loves.” This fall, for the first time since his graduation, Siger returned to his alma mater to speak with students, faculty and staff about his writing career. He credited Washington & Jefferson College with giving him the opportunity “to meet all kinds of different people,” an advantage for graduates in any field. “Academics, honestly, you can find in many different places,” he said. “I think it was the environment, the people of W&J, that helped best prepare me.” A political science and biology double major at W&J and graduate of Boston College Law School, Siger never received formal training as a writer. Instead, he said, he “learned to write by writing.” An affirmation of his career change, Siger’s first novel, “Murder in Mykonos,” became the number-one best-selling English-language book in Greece. It also is the first book to be published simultaneously in English and Greek by a Greek publisher. Jeff Siger returns to W&J to speak to students about his writing career. He plans to teach an Intersession course in 2014. THE PRESIDENTS ARE COMING to a city near you. APRIL Detroit Far Hills, N.J. Milford, Conn. New York City Pittsburgh MAY Boston Chicago Washington, D.C. JUNE Hershey, Pa. Pittsburgh JULY Kansas City, Mo. AUGUST Pittsburgh “I always wanted to write and I always loved Greece and I ﬁnally saw the opportunity to enact my two loves.” For a full calendar of alumni and parent events, go to www.jayconnected.com/events. “I’m still smiling at that moment,” Siger – JEFF SIGER ’66 said. “I went to the website of this leading bookseller and I see my book listed as number one. It was all in Greek, so I went over to a friend and said, ‘Am I reading this right?’ He said, ‘Yes, you’re the number one selling book in Greece.’ It stayed that way the whole summer.” Since then, Siger has published three additional murder-mystery novels about Greece: “Assassins of Athens,” “Prey on Patmos,” and “Target: Tinos,” which was one of five titles chosen by The New York Times Book Review as a 2012 “Pick for the Beach.” Siger said he chose to write murder mysteries because it allowed him to tell the story of a culture. “I am discussing issues confronting Greece and, as it extends on a grander basis, the other islands,” he said. “Someone once said that the restoration of order to a fractured society is the basic premise of virtually all mystery writing.” The former Wall Street attorney, who said he has turned down bigger publishers in order to maintain a more spontaneous lifestyle, cherishes the freedom of his newfound career. “I love the fact that when I get up in the morning, that is all I have to do,” Siger said about being a writer. “I love when you get an idea and say, ‘Okay, I want to say something about it,’ and you have no idea what you’re going to say. Having been a writer now and having been involved in a lot of writing activities, I know that if I sit down and just start to write a little thing, just a small idea, something will come of it.” – ALLYSON GILMORE ’12 WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 29 W&J alumni Roommates reunite to create scholarship fund Scott Leaf ’76 and David White ’76 first met when pledging the same fraternity, Zeta Beta Tau, their freshman year at Washington & Jefferson College. While the two students came to W&J with different objectives—Leaf was a chemistry major and aspiring dentist and White majored in political science and dreamed of working for the government—they quickly became best friends and, later, roommates, fully immersing themselves in the college experience together. Since graduating from W&J 37 years ago, Leaf and White remain closely connected with each other and their alma “I look at this as if we’re throwing a pebble into a pond and making a ripple.” – SCOTT LEAF ’76 mater. Leaf, a volunteer for the Alumni Mentor Program, recently hosted a student intern at his dental office. White, founder and president of Coordinated Transportation Solutions, a not-for-profit transportation management firm, serves on the Alumni Executive Council. He also sat on the Parents’ Council while his son, Peter White ’11, attended W&J. “W&J was a really good experience for me and for my son,” White said. “While Peter was a student, he had just as positive an experience as I did.” Leaf and White regularly attend alumni events in the Washington, D.C., and Connecticut regions, respectively, and return to campus for their reunions. While serving on their 35th reunion committee, the two friends began reminiscing about the impact W&J has had on their lives and careers. “I thought, after speaking with David, that we could make a difference for a few students,” said Leaf, who decided to create a scholarship with White through two insurance policies—the White Leaf Scholarship Fund. “We decided to do this for W&J in recognition and support of the great education it gives young adults,” Leaf added. “With this financial gift, we not only receive a tax deduction, but the College receives an incredible scholarship endowment through these insurance vehicles.” Through the scholarship, Leaf and White hope to give a W&J student the same opportunities they had in college. Designed to be awarded to a student at the end of his or her freshman year, the scholarship helps a student who already is committed to W&J and needs assistance funding the additional years of college. “W&J gives you a broad view of the world. We believe in that and want to contribute to and promote that,” said White, who added that the scholarship has strengthened his friendship with Leaf. “We’ve always kept in touch, but volunteering for our last reunion and creating this scholarship together has made us closer.” Building off the momentum of the scholarship, Leaf and White are eager to get other alumni involved in supporting their alma mater. “I look at this as if we’re throwing a pebble into a pond and making a ripple,” Leaf said. “If other alumni could participate, we would make a lot of ripples and those ripples would have a large impact on W&J.” Interested alumni may contact Leaf and White to learn more about their scholarship, or Michele Abate Hufnagel ’93, W&J’s associate vice president for development and alumni relations, to create their own. – KERRI DIGIOVANNI LACOCK ’09 Scott Leaf, third from left, and David White, second from right, attend their 35th reunion at Homecoming 2011. They met at W&J as brothers of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. “W&J gives you a broad view of the world. We believe in that and want to contribute to and promote that.” – DAVID WHITE ‘76 To create your legacy at W&J, visit www.washjeff.edu/support-wj. 30 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE W&J class notes CHRISTOPHER SOLDT, MEDIA TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Professor retires from inﬂuential career in social work After 46 years of service, Demetrius Iatridis ’51, a philosophy graduate from Washington & Jefferson College, retired from his position as a professor at the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College. The retirement celebration that honored Iatridis included a panel discussion and keynote speech from former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis. Iatridis’ career at Boston College began in 1966 with a position as the director of the Institute of Human Sciences. He later became a professor at Boston College, where he taught classes comparing social policy in capitalist and communist societies. These classes often involved trips to Cuba, where Iatridis was given the opportunity to meet with Fidel Castro to discuss the practicality of social work. According to Iatridis, his passion for social work began at age 16 when, during World War II, the Nazi occupation of his native Greece caused him to flee to Egypt and eventually enlist in the Greek air force. His experiences during the war changed his career path. “I had prepared to go into aeronautical engineering until I decided that the world would not be built by aircraft engineers, but by mutual aid and collaborative programs to prevent other wars,” Iatridis said in an interview with The Boston College Chronicle. Following the war, Iatridis assisted the United Nations in helping Greek children affected by warfare. His efforts brought him to the U.S. to observe the country’s social welfare system and pursue an education. He attended W&J, where he studied philosophy Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis congratulates Demetrius Iatridis (left) on his retirement from Boston College. and psychology. “My education at W&J was the solid, exciting foundation of my entire professional life,” Iatridis said. “Critical thinking and the ability to think independently, skills both acquired at W&J, proved valuable in teaching my students later in graduate school.” In his retirement, Iatridis plans to continue volunteering for anti-poverty programs. As a former colleague of Iatridis said during the panel discussion, “Demetrius has kept his focus on helping those whom society tends to neglect.” “My education at W&J was the solid, exciting foundation of my entire professional life.” – DEMETRIUS IATRIDIS ’51 1949 T. Urling Walker writes, “I’m of the class of 1949 and I look forward to the possibility of attending the 65th reunion in 2014.” Walker enrolled in the 3-2 engineering program at W&J before finishing his degree in mechanical engineering at the Case Institute of Technology, now known as Case Western Reserve University. Walker worked as an industrial and management engineer at New York Air Brake, and later as an assistant professor of engineering sciences at Jefferson Community College. He also served as the mayor of Watertown, N.Y., for two terms. Walker, who says he enjoyed his time at W&J, adds, “Every chance I get, I let people know where I am from.” N.Y., as the oldest competitor in the field at age 81. A former member of the swim team at W&J, he has applied his lifelong love of the sport to his position as a coordinator of the Specialized Water Interest Movement (SWIM Inc.). The program, which provides exercise opportunities for adults with health issues, is based in Basking Ridge, Pa. 1953 John Frank, Ph. D., a retired counselor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is working as a field representative for U.S. Representative Mark Critz, helping people navigate issues such as social security and veterans affairs. Previously, Frank worked for U.S. Representative Jack Murtha. He resides in Indiana, Pa. 1956 Dennis Must has two forthcoming novels: “Hush Now, Don’t Explain,” to be released this summer, and “The World’s Smallest Bible,” to be released in spring 2014. “Hush Now, Don’t Explain” was named a Faulkner-Wisdom Award ’52 Paul Kiell, M.D., completed a 28.5-mile swim marathon in Manhattan, N.Y., as the oldest competitor in the ﬁeld. 1952 Paul Kiell, M.D., a retired psychiatrist, completed a 28.5-mile swim around Manhattan, WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 31 W&J class notes Salvitti honored for philanthropy in higher education E. Ronald Salvitti ’59, M.D., received the 2013 Award for Individual Philanthropy from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) at the Presidents Institute Banquet in January. The award celebrates an individual who demonstrates the love of humankind through consequential giving and who provides an example of the philanthropic spirit. In announcing the award, Ronald Crutcher, president of Wheaton College in Massachusetts, said Salvitti’s “visionary and inspiring gifts have had a demonstrably positive effect on independent higher education, resulting in new buildings, enhanced science programs, and stronger endowments for many campus communities in Pennsylvania.” As a supporter of more than 50 educational and charitable nonprofit institutions, including his alma mater, Crutcher added that Salvitti “has provided exemplary philanthropic service and set a standard for higher education supporters everywhere.” Salvitti, the founder and medical director of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center in Washington, Pa., has been in the practice of ophthalmology for 40 years. Recognized as an innovator in the field, he has pioneered new methods in cataract and refractive eye surgery, including the design of intraocular lenses that have been widely used. Salvitti played an instrumental role in the funding and Ronald Salvitti (center) is presented with the Award for Individual Philanthropy by Georgia Nugent, chair of the Council of Independent Colleges. construction of W&J’s John A. Swanson Science Center, dedicating a teaching wing and atrium in the building when it opened in 2010. He serves as a Trustee Emeritus of the College. finalist in the novel category by the William Faulkner Society and a finalist for the Michigan Literary Fiction Award from the University of Michigan Press. A philosophy graduate of W&J, Must writes plays, poetry, short stories and novels. He resides in Salem, Mass., with his wife, Aviva. 1960 Elliott Fredland accepted his newest acting job as a news anchor for the Onion News Network, a satirical news site. Fredland began acting full time in Chicago in 2003 and since has appeared in more than a dozen theatre productions. He also has appeared in numerous commercials and has had various roles in film, television and broadcasting. He resides in Chicago. Layton Wise, president and co-founder of the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Covered Bridge Region, organized last summer’s eighth annual Classics on Main car show in Washington, Pa. Wise became interested in restoring antique cars while he was in college and now owns an automobile from each decade dating back to the early 1900s. He began painting antique cars after retiring as an engineer from Mine Safety Appliances Co., where he made pencil sketches of new product designs. Wise resides in Washington. Peter Fenninger released a new book titled “Among Teachers.” The book recounts his journey through the educational system as a student, teacher and administrator, and includes his experiences at W&J during the 1960s. Fenninger resides in Mooresville, N.C. 1966 David Seitz retired in 2010 from his position as a senior assistant city attorney with the City Attorney’s Office in Richmond, Va. He resides in Glen Allen, Va. 1962 Fred Veil wrote a book, “Bucky, A Story of Baseball in the Deadball Era,” about his grandfather’s career as a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 1903 World Series, which was the first in major league history. Veil is a retired corporate lawyer living in Prescott, Ariz. 1968 Col. Gary Gresh was elected by the U.S. Army to the Adjutant General’s Corps Hall of Fame. A decorated Airborne, Ranger and Special Forces Officer, Gresh commanded numerous units, including a platoon in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne and the 18th Airborne Corps Brigade from Fort Bragg in Operation Desert Storm, before retiring from the Army in 1998. He is the author of “My Dearest Darling Barbara,” a Vietnam memoir, and is vice president of Southern Concrete Materials. Gresh and his wife, Barbara, live in Flat Rock, N.C. 1964 Charles Bens, Ph.D., published his ninth book, “Rebecca Sues Her Mother: You Caused My Diabetes.” The book is Bens’ first work of fiction and follows the difficulties of a college student diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He resides in Sarasota, Fla. ’60 Elliott Fredland accepted his newest acting job as a news anchor for the Onion News Network. 32 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE 1972 Mike Grumet reunited with Lambda Chi Alpha alumni at Angelo’s Restaurant in Washington, Pa. Attending the reunion were Jay Allen ’68, Jess Alonso ’71, Ken Baker ’68, Rob Barone ’73, Dave Bashour ’69, Al Brown, Dan Copeland, Chuck Hergenroeder ’69, Fred Hyser ’71, James Leach ’68, Bob McLuckey and Pat Rega ’69. PRESIDENT SPOTTING David White ’77 reunited with Beta Theta Pi alumni at the home of Paul Medvedo ’77 during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend at W&J in October. Attending the reunion, pictured in the front row, are Jack Soodik ’76, Bill Walls ’75, Gary Swegal ’76, Kurt Menges ’77, Andrew Aloe ’76 and Bill Booth ’77. Pictured in the back row are George Michaels ’58, John McCague ’76, White, Medvedo, George Alter ’75, Don Watkins ’76 and Douglas McBride ’77. When asked about the reunion, White commented, “What a long, strange trip it’s been.” McCague added, “As we say in the Beta house, a good time was had by all.” Richard Hughes is the co-founder of The Twin Towers Alliance. Founded as a bipartisan grassroots organization to advocate for the rebuilding of the Twin Towers, Hughes writes that the organization has developed into a “citizens’ watchdog group” with expertise on the workings of the Port Authorities of New York and New Jersey. Hughes, who has been interviewed by CBS, MSNBC, Fox News and The New York Times, resides in New York City. 1977 Ernie Ricci III, owner of Ricci’s Italian Sausage in Robinson Twp., Pa., was honored as the 2012 Business Professional of the Year by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. In addition, he published “Mangia Salsiccia! Cooking with Sausage,” a cookbook dedicated to the memory of KDKA radio personality John Cigna. All proceeds from the book benefit Little Sisters of the Poor. 1973 John Bord was elected to his fifth consecutive term as a Taylor County prosecuting attorney in Grafton, W.Va. Bord is the president of the West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Association, an organization that represents all prosecutors in the state. He also is an offensive line and strength coach at Grafton High School. Before that, Miller was on active duty as garrison commander of Fort Drum, N.Y., and filled in as a rear detachment commander for the Army’s 10th Mountain Division while the unit’s headquarters was deployed in Afghanistan. ’80 Harry Miller is commander of the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division. 1975 Robert Brodell, M.D., and his wife, Linda Prichard Brodell ’77, M.D., retired from private practice in Warren, Ohio, and now reside in Madison, Miss. Edward Morascyzk was re-elected as secretary of the Washington County Community Foundation. He is a senior partner at the law firm Morascyzk, Stopperich & Associates in Washington, Pa., and is a supporter of the Special Olympics, the American Cancer Society and Canonsburg General Hospital. 1982 Dianne McClelland Faldowski changed the name of her legal search firm to McClelland Legal Search in Pittsburgh. Formerly called Fletcher & McClelland Legal Search, the agency places attorneys at all levels of experience in law firms and corporations locally and nationally. Faldowski resides in Washington, Pa. Col. Jeffrey L. Weaver, O.D., retired from the U.S. Army Reserve after more than 30 years of service. At his retirement ceremony, he received the Legion of Merit for “serving his country with distinction in positions of increasing responsibility as a clinician, teacher, researcher, healthcare administrator and commander.” Weaver is the chief executive officer of the American Board of Optometry. He resides in St. Louis. 1978 Joel Stein, D.O., an osteopathic physician in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., announced a partnership between his practice, the Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics, and Larkin Community Hospital in Miami. The partnership was developed as the first inpatient neuromusculoskeletal medicine educational and consulting program in south Florida aimed at post-doctoral residency and fellowship training. 1976 James Mortimer, president and chief executive officer of Nova Biostorage Plus, formerly Micronic North America, announced the name change of his company due to the expansion of its product offerings. Mortimer, who founded Nova 11 years ago, previously was the director of life science at Fisher Scientific. He and his wife, Dawn Kania Mortimer, reside in McMurray, Pa. 1980 Harry Miller, National Guard brigadier general, was promoted to commander of the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division. He previously served as the division’s deputy commander. WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 33 W&J class notes the 673rd Medical Operations Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base. Christenson resides in Anchorage, Alaska, with his wife, Sandy, and two children, Lane and Katie. George Novak joined the Aerospace Industries Association in Arlington, Va., as assistant vice president of civil aviation. Previously, he served as director of safety, borders and security with InterVISTAS Consulting, LLC. He also was an attorney with the Federal Aviation Administration, the lead research scientist at George Washington University’s Aviation Institute, and a program administrator for the university’s International Summits on Aviation Security. Col. Shawn Snarey retired from the U.S. Army after 30 years of service. He resides in Edinboro, Pa. 1984 Teri Ravetto Finfrock joined the Connect Appalachia Broadband Initiative Task Force, a group dedicated to increasing digital literacy by bringing high-speed Internet access to rural Appalachia. She is the manager of the Ohio Department of Commerce’s video service authorization section and serves as deputy chief legal counsel. Finfrock resides in Westerville, Ohio. Brad Newton retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections after more than 26 years of state and military service. He has worked as a corrections officer, counselor, unit manager and, most recently, as staff assistant to the deputy secretary of corrections. He resides in Camp Hill, Pa. Michelle Stout was promoted to manager of community initiatives and diversity at Sunovia Energy Technologies in Sarasota, Fla. Stout also was honored by the Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County for her “positive spirit and her ability to make a difference in her life and the lives of her children.” ’86 Mark Seraly launched an online network for dermatology care. 1987 Michael Daniels was named superintendent for Canon-McMillan School District, where he has served in the role on an interim basis since June 2011. He has worked for the district for 16 years, holding the roles of assistant superintendent, director of special education, special education coordinator and school psychologist. Daniels resides in Canonsburg, Pa. 1986 Susan Mondik Key was recognized by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce for her years of leadership and service. Key, who has supported the organization in a leadership capacity for six years, served as the chamber’s second-ever female chairperson. Key is an attorney and partner at the Washington, Pa., law firm of Peacock Keller and is a member of the Washington County Bar Foundation and Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mark Seraly, M.D., launched DermatologistOnCall.com, a website where patients quickly can obtain dermatological care by sending photos and medical history to doctors. Seraly has operated his practice in Peters Township, Pa., for 18 years and works as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh. 1988 Gene Leposki was promoted to partner at the family law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, LLP, in Dallas. Leposki joined the firm after nearly 10 years of leading his own law firm in San Diego and serving the U.S. Navy as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he was an advocate for military personnel with family law concerns. 1985 Col. Craig Christenson, D.P.M., retired from the U.S. Air Force. Previously, he was the Commander of 1989 John Cicchini, O. D., and his wife, Loriann, announced the 20-year anniversary of their optometry practice in Belle Vernon, Pa. High school teacher returns to W&J as master teacher An education graduate of Washington & Jefferson College and a high school English teacher of 30 years, Lori Magnone Freeze ’81 returned to her alma mater this fall as a participant in the Benedum/W&J Master Teacher Program. During her semester at W&J, Freeze, who teaches English at Canon-McMillan High School in Canonsburg, Pa., worked closely with faculty and students in the College’s education department. “The knowledge that I have gained from the professors and staff at W&J will enable me to help students who are aspiring to become teachers as well as the students, faculty and staff at my school district,” said Freeze, who is president of the Canon-McMillan Education Association and adviser for the student council. Freeze is the second recipient of the College’s Master Teacher Program grant. Teachers from school districts in Washington, Greene and Fayette counties in Pennsylvania and Wetzel County in West Virginia are eligible to apply. Lori Freeze (center), a participant in the Benedum/W&J Master T eacher Program, reconnects with her former students from Canon McMillan High School at W&J. The Master Teacher Program was established in 2011 to strengthen collaborative relationships among schools in the region and W&J; expand the educational perspectives of W&J students by exposing them to different school environments, practices and professionals; and establish master teachers as local experts and workshop leaders in their schools. 34 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE Oil and gas entrepreneur honored for leadership, service Rob Kozel ’89, a pioneer and entrepreneur in the oil and gas industry, was named a 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year by Washington & Jefferson College at its 26th annual Entrepreneurial Leadership Dinner. Additionally, the CEO and chairman of Mountaineer Keystone, LLC, was named one of “Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest” by Whirl Magazine for his community service and career success. In addition to founding Mountaineer Keystone, a Pittsburgh-based Marcellus and Utica shale exploration company, Kozel has co-founded four other energy-based companies in the U.S. and Europe: Texas Keystone Inc., an independent oil and gas operator with wells in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York; Falcon Partners, a land-leasing pipeline and facilities company; Falcon Drilling, LLC, an oil and gas drilling services company; and Gulf Keystone, Ltd., a company with oil and gas operations in Iraq. Previously, Kozel was an account manager for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Western Pennsylvania. His first jobs were at Key Well Services and Keystone Energy, his father’s businesses, where he first became passionate about the oil and gas industry. Kozel credits his professors at W&J, as well as his parents, for fostering his entrepreneurial spirit. “W&J instills a sense of independence and responsibility in its students,” he said. “The faculty members are very involved in students’ lives. Not only do they expect you to go to class and participate, but they get to know you on a personal level. They want to be your mentors.” President Tori Haring-Smith congratulates Rob Kozel on being named W&J’s Entrepreneur of the Year. “W&J instills a sense of independence and responsibility in its students.” – ROB KOZEL ’89 Tim Sidow enjoyed the opportunity to dunk his friend and former classmate Bob Howard ’87 in a dunking tank at JT Walk in Virginia Beach, Va. The event is the National ALS Foundation’s largest single-day fundraiser for Lou Gehrig’s disease and stem cell research for neurological disorders. Sidow writes, “I was more than happy to donate for the opportunity to drop him in the water, which I did twice!” 1991 Steven Dulman accepted the position of vice president of accounting at Bowman Consulting Group in Chantilly, Va. Hemant Pathak was promoted to assistant general counsel at Microsoft in Washington, D.C. An 11-year employee of Microsoft, his specialties are in cloud computing, healthcare information technology law, software licensing and consulting services transactions, government contracts and procurement, and regulatory and legal compliance. He resides in Reston, Va. 1994 Megan Lynne Faust is a senior legal search consultant with McClelland Legal Search in Pittsburgh where she places full-time attorneys in law firms and corporations nationwide. She resides in North Strabane Township, Pa., with her husband and two children. Lisa Johnson was appointed to the position of assistant principal II at Chopticon High School in Morganza, Md. Previously, she was an assistant principal at Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Md. Jan Sundahl appeared on Fox News as a panelist during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., where she commented on changes to the Florida real estate market during the last four years. Sundahl, who has 18 years of real estate experience, is an associate in the RE/ MAX Alliance Group University Office. Prior to her career in real estate, she was a teacher in Sarasota County. 1990 Brian Hamlin, M.D., and Jill Switalski Hamlin ’92 celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary with members of Phi Kappa Sigma and Pi Beta Phi. Attending the reunion were Nancy Killen Bryant ’95, Diane Carlisle ’94, Chuck Clontz, Jason DiNardo ’91, Shawn Echard, Jack Gullo, Christina Lane Loper ’92, Jim McKenzie ’94, Kelly McKenzie ’94 and Dana Ichenhour Olshefski ’92. 1992 Lisa Hawrot joined the law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle, LLC, in Wheeling, W.Va. Jeffrey Metz was elected to the Board of Trustees at Wyoming Seminary in Wyoming Valley, Pa. He is president and chief executive officer of Metz Culinary Management in Dallas, Pa., which Food Management magazine named a top-five company to watch and ranked as a top-50 food management company. Metz also is chairman of the board of the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association. WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 35 W&J class notes Florida judge nominated to federal district court William Thomas ’91, a judge in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to fill a vacancy in the federal court for the Southern District of Florida. Thomas, who has dedicated his professional career to public service, has served as a circuit judge in Florida’s Eleventh Judicial Circuit since 2005, presiding over both civil and criminal matters. For seven years, he served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Southern District of Florida, where he represented indigent clients in federal criminal cases. “My directional heading on the bench is dictated by three basic themes: empathy for those who appear before me, fidelity to the rule of law, and humility befitting the position of judge,” Thomas said. Raised on welfare by a single mother as one of ten children, Thomas was the first in his family to attend college. He said that when he arrived at Washington & Jefferson College, he had a single suitcase and less than $20 in his pocket. “In spite of our difficult financial situation, my mother emphasized the importance of education,” Thomas recalled. “I was extremely motivated to pursue my studies. I wanted to make my life better and to have a good quality of life in the future.” Thomas, who established W&J’s first multicultural group as a student, graduated from the College with a dual degree in political science and sociology. He holds a law degree from Temple University School of Law and has been a member of the Florida Bar Association since 1995. Judge William Thomas has been nominated to the federal district court for the Southern District of Florida by President Barack Obama. MIAMI HERALD Andrew Tabler was interviewed by The New York Times as an expert on Syrian politics in the article, “Mideast unrest intensifies debate on U.S. intervention in Syria.” Tabler is a senior fellow in the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on Syria and U.S. policy in the Levant. He also is the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Syria Today and author of “In the Lion’s Den: An Eyewitness Account of Washington’s Battle with Syria.” Luckasevic, who was among the first attorneys to file a lawsuit against the NFL regarding brain injuries, represents more than 450 former players as a partner at the law firm of Goldberg, Persky & White P.C. in Pittsburgh. of the bariatric surgery fellowship, director of surgical stimulation and the associate director of the VCU Minimally Invasive Surgery Center. 2001 Rachel Lozosky Friedmann, a school and employment law attorney with Peacock Keller in Washington, Pa., served as a faculty member at the National Business Institute’s Pennsylvania Special Education Law seminar. She also was selected to serve as Mistress of Ceremonies at Zonta International’s Washington County Chapter annual Rose Day Celebration, which honors the achievements of Washington County women. Amanda Wargo joined the law firm of Andalman & Flynn, P.C. in Silver Spring, Md. Wargo specializes in civil litigation, family and domestic matters and criminal defense. 1998 Kimberly White Smith celebrated the release of her children’s book, “Monkeying Around: Meet Chippey and His Friends.” A former high school English teacher, Smith is a teacher at Noah’s Ark Preschool in Peters Township, Pa. J. Matthew Valosen, M.D., accepted a position as an orthopedic surgeon at the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia after serving as the chief of orthopedic surgical services for the U.S. Army at Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart. Valosen was awarded the Bronze Star while deployed in Iraq, where he implemented improvements in specialty musculoskeletal care for soldiers. He specializes in arthroscopic approaches to orthopedic conditions and joint replacement surgery. 1996 Jennifer Cloonan accepted the position of government relations manager at FHLBank Pittsburgh. She is responsible for working with the bank’s Public Policy Network, a coalition of more than 700 banking, housing and community development advocates. Cloonan previously was the government affairs director for the REALTORS Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh. Melissa Maley was interviewed by ABC 27 about her job at Leg Up Farm, a non-profit therapy center for special-needs infants, children, adolescents and young adults in Mount Wolf, Pa. 2002 David Rometo , M.D., completed his fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Washington University in St. Louis. He serves as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC, where he teaches and practices endocrinology. 1997 Jason Luckasevic was featured in “The United States of Football,” a documentary film by Sean Pamphilon about the long-term brain damage that can result from playing the sport. 2000 James G. Bittner IV, M.D., completed a fellowship in minimally invasive/bariatric surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. He also joined the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Va., as an assistant professor of surgery, co-director 36 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE 2003 Keri Bozich opened an online jewelry and accessory store, KIST Boutique. Items from the boutique have been featured in Lucky and Real Simple magazines. The boutique began in 2010 as a Facebook store and became a full online boutique this summer. Previously, Bozich was a special agent for the criminal division of the Internal Revenue Service until a shoulder injury prevented her from continuing in the position. She resides in Bridgeville, Pa. Vine Film Festival. McLachlan, who directed, co-produced, co-wrote and starred in the film, is releasing her second independent film, “Broken Things.” She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and resides in Hollywood. Ryan Sayers was accepted into the Clearfield County Bar Association. Sayers is employed by Naddeo & Lewis, LLC, in Clearfield, Pa. 2010 Sarah Charley earned her master’s in mathematics from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. Tabatha Dorman accepted the position of training and development specialist with Goodwill of Southwest Pennsylvania, a division of Goodwill International. Dorman credits her position to her knowledge of organizational and industrial psychology gained at W&J, as well as her experiences with the Magellan Project. Michelle Jenkins, an English teacher and drama club adviser at Baldwin High School in Pittsburgh, held a workshop to help fellow teachers learn how to incorporate social media in their curricula. Jenkins was interviewed by The South Hills Record about her practices. Leigh Myers was hired as a fifth-grade teacher at Thomas W. Holtzman Jr. Elementary School in Susquehanna Township near Harrisburg, Pa. Michael Wamsley is a defensive end for the Vila Velha Tritões, a football team in Brazil. Wamsley is also a dedicated volunteer in Brazil, helping to feed underprivileged children, teaching students teamwork and helping political candidates run for election. Wamsley writes, “These were all building blocks of life that I gained through my time and adventures at W&J.” ’06 Hollis Zemany McLachlan won the grand jury prize and best screenplay at the Hollywood & Vine Film Festival for her ﬁlm, “Pie Head.” 2005 Brianne Bilsky, Ph.D., published an essay in the critical anthology, “Revolutionary Leaves: The Fiction of Mark Z. Danielewski.” Bilsky is the Magellan Project and Fellowships coordinator and the Peer-Assisted Learning director at W&J. She returned to the College after completing her doctorate in English at Stanford University. 2007 Taylor Frankovitch joined the law firm of Bowles Rice, LLP, in Cecil Twp., Pa., where he works in real estate and corporate law, energy and litigation. Frankovitch is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Sarah Rosko accepted a position as an attorney adviser for the Social Security Agency Office of Disability Adjudication and Review in Harrisburg, Pa. Ryan Schrift founded R.J. Schrift Private Asset Management, a boutique investment firm in Charlotte, N.C., that caters to individuals in the eastern U.S. 2006 Jim Christiana, Pennsylvania state representative, was named one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s “40 Under 40.” In his second term as a Republican in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, he was honored for his commitment, passion, visibility, diversity and overall impact on the Pittsburgh area. Christiana is the leading advocate for school choice in the House and was the prime sponsor of a bill that led to PennWATCH, a program designed to help citizens understand how the government spends funds. 2008 Lindsay Harlow earned her master’s in American studies from Penn State University, Harrisburg. She is a management assistant at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pa. Gina Hendricks earned her master’s in physician assistant studies from Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Carly Wilson joined Leech Tishman’s Estates & Trusts Practice Group in Pittsburgh. Previously, Wilson was a tax attorney with the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel, Large Business & International Division in Washington D.C. ’10 Michael Wamsley is a defensive end for the Vila Velha Tritões, a football team in Brazil. ’06 Jim Christiana, Pennsylvania state representative, was named one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s “40 Under 40.” Samantha Malone was promoted to manager of science and communications of the FracTracker Alliance. She resides in Pittsburgh, Pa. Matthew Mark was named head baseball coach at Caltech University in Pasadena, Calif. He is the university’s ninth coach since 1909. For the past three years, Mark was the pitching coach at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa. Hollis Zemany McLachlan received accolades for her first film, “Pie Head: A Kinda True Story,” which won the prestigious grand jury prize and best screenplay at the Hollywood & 2011 Ashley Briggs accepted a position at Space Partnership International, a satellite consulting company in Bethesda, Md. Daniel Hood resides in Bologna, Italy, while working toward his master’s in international affairs from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Hood will spend his second year of the program in Washington, D.C. Carolyn Milne started her own company, History Hound Research, LLC, which conducts historical research for authors, playwrights and screenwriters. Milne resides in Cape Coral, Fla. Katelyn Wescott achieved the high honor of Best Oral Advocate among her first-year classmates at Suffolk University School of Law in Boston. 2009 Carl Frankovitch accepted the position of associate attorney with Frankovitch, Antetakis, Colantonio & Simon at the firm’s Weirton, Chester and Wheeling, W.Va., locations. Frankovitch concentrates in personal injury litigation and oil and gas law. WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 37 W&J class notes Alumni continue studies abroad as Rotary scholars s Two Washington & Jefferson College graduates, Nicole Gable ’10 and William Winters ’09, are continuing their studies abroad as Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars. Gable, an English major at W&J, is pursuing a master’s in Latin American studies at La Universidad de Montevideo in Uruguay. In addition to her studies, Gable is teaching English with A Roof For My Country, a Latin American volunteer organization helping to fight poverty and build acceptable housing in some of the region’s poorest communities. “Many jobs here require English, and most of our students say that they will have better prospects upon completing the classes,” Gable said. Winters, an international business major at W&J, is attending the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia, where he was accepted into a master’s program in the field of international development. “As scholars, we are encouraged to choose a field of study that will address major human needs, such as disease prevention, maternal and child health, and economic and community development,” said Winters, who plans to volunteer with a local Rotary ry club and develop an independent service project during his time in Medellin. As W&J students, both Gable and Winters worked in the Office of International Studies, studied abroad and participated in service clubs. “I think k those pieces of our recent lives are what really allowed us to be solid candidates for this scholarship,” Winters said. “We eat, breathe and sleep anything to do with study y abroad and international experiences.” Nicole Gable (top) and William Winters (bottom left) are studying in Uruguay and Colombia as Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars. Meghan Wingard works as a management associate for U.S. Steel in Pittsburgh, Pa. She earned a master’s in international marketing from Saint Joseph’s University. 2012 Allyson Gilmore is the communications coordinator at W&J. She is pursuing her master’s in integrated marketing communications at Duquesne University. Aaron Klinec was signed by the Lake Erie Crushers in Avon, Ohio, where he will serve as a utility infielder. Klinec was the first player at W&J to win an ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III National Gold Glove Award for the 2012 season for making just six errors out of 231 chances, earning him a .974 fielding percentage. Katie Steider received a one-year position to conduct research as the New York State Emerging Infectious Disease Fellow at the Wadsworth Center at the New York State Department of Health. a partner at the law firm of Goldberg, Persky & White P.C. in Pittsburgh, specializing in the areas of asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits, personal injury and toxic torts. Michelle recently rejoined the Office of Development at W&J as a gift planning officer. The couple resides in Robinson Twp., Pa. is the medical director for MedLearning, Inc., in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., and James is an area manager of chemical and pharmaceutical operations of the Northeast for Cardinal Health. The couple resides in West Hartford, Conn. 2007 Fallon Nicole Carroll and Todd Michael Stephenson were married June 16, 2012, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Uniontown, Pa. Christina Merbedone served as maid of honor. Alumni in attendance were Christopher Acerbo, Marissa Capuzzi, Kevin Dejuliis ’03, Gillian Pavlek Flick, Gregory Flick, Courtney Grubich and Alison Landis ’05. The couple resides in Pittsburgh. Brandon Morris and Amanda Williams ’08 were married July 14, 2012, at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. The wedding party included Craig Emmert, Christopher Harford, Trudie Homonai ’08, Jacob Hunka, Lisa Midgley ’08 and Vicki Martin Prutz ’06. The couple, who honeymooned in Italy, Greece and Turkey, resides in Streetsboro, Ohio. 2004 James Sixsmith and Melissa Griffith ’05 were married May 26, 2012. Alumni in the wedding party were Tanner Branam, Erin DiBartolo, Greg Kobulnicky, Michael Prushnok and Nick Warner ’01. The couple resides in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. 2005 James Robert Matthews and Cassandra Jean Nicastro were married July 7, 2012, at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church in Monroeville, Pa. The wedding party included maid of honor Amanda Nicastro ’09, Sean Biancaniello, Kamilla Grigorova Fronzaglia, Ryan Gubala ’06, Jeff Midgley, Sarah Shabla Plunkett and Jennifer Scott Sams. The bride and groom were joined by many alumni and friends from W&J. Cassandra WEDDINGS 2000 Michelle Martelli and Leif J. Ocheltree ’01 were married April 26, 2012, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with 28 of their family members present. Leif is 38 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE 2008 Jessica Davis and Jason Moskal were married September 19, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Washington, Pa. The reception was held in the ballroom of Washington & Jefferson College. Rebecca Polovich and Nathan Page were married July 6, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Pittsburgh. The couple resides in Bridgeville, Pa. Caitlin Scholly and Adam Bram were married June 9, 2012, at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Cary, N.C. Heather Browne Baker ’07 was a bridesmaid in the wedding party. Caitlin is a reading specialist and teaches kindergarten in the Wake County School District. The couple resides in Apex, N.C. NEW ADDITIONS 1994 Shanon Moore Bryant and her husband, Jamie, announce the birth of their second child, Jacob Robert, March 10, 2012. He joins big sister Abby (10). Amber Perkins Phillips and her husband, Nick, announce the birth of their first child, Jeweliana Nicole, Sept. 16, 2011. Brent Rockwell and his wife, Tawnya, announce the birth of their first son, Braydon Ward, Feb. 12, 2012. The family resides in Connellsville, Pa., where Brent is a special education teacher in the Connellsville Area School District. 2000 The Rev. Ben Scott and his wife, Maria Elena, welcome their third daughter, Ruby Evelyn, born Dec. 25, 2012. John Mark Scott ’69, Ph.D., is the proud grandfather. 2005 Natalie Glass Podkul and her husband, Matt, welcome their first child, Domenick Stanley, born May 12, 2012. 2001 Joseph Morascyzk and Christina Beam Morascyzk ’03 announce the birth of their daughter, Angeline Elizabeth, July 17, 2012. Angeline joins a long line of Presidents, including grandfather Angelo Morascyzk ’77, uncle Ed Morascyzk ’75 and cousins Erika Beam ’11, Stacey Beam ’11, Kristen Morascyzk Lesako ’03, E.J. Morascyzk ’11 and Angela Morascyzk Srsic ’02. The couple writes, “Sign Angeline and her big sister, Elena Mae, up for W&J and Kappa Kappa Gamma!” 2006 Amy Smith Dille and her husband, Jason, announce the birth of their son, Hunter Jason, Sept. 12, 2012. Hunter was welcomed by his aunt, Heather Smith ’03, and grandmother, Cindy Smith, administrative assistant to the vice president and dean of student life at W&J. Amy is a senior assistant director of admission at W&J. Sarah Denny Zink and her husband, Gregg, welcome their first son, Robert Emil, born Sept. 17, 2012. Sarah writes, “Everyone is healthy and happy.” 2009 Kerri DiGiovanni and Ty Lacock were married September 8, 2012, at The Church of the Covenant in Washington, Pa. A reception was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe. Cortney DiGiovanni Capo ’03, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Alumni in the bridal party were Emily Allen, Douglas DiGiovanni ’05, Corey DiGiovanni ’07, Peter Johnson ’95 and Carley Riggin. Additionally, nearly 30 alumni were in attendance. DiGiovanni is the assistant director of alumni and development communications at W&J. The couple resides in Washington, Pa. Justin Swank and Jennifer Hauge were married September 29, 2012, at St. Thomas More Church. A reception was held at The Club at Nevillewood. Alumni in attendance were Corey Hopkins, Ly Do Hopkins ’08, Chris Naccarelli ’08, Chris Price ’08 and Kimberly Urcho. 2002 Aaron Drabkin and his wife, Elisabeth Mae, announce the birth of their son, William Joshua, Nov. 13, 2012. 2007 Brandon Studer and his wife, Tabitha, announce the birth of their second child, Gemma Rose, Feb. 20, 2012. She joins big brother Greyson (2). 2003 Danielle Meyer Michelangelo and her husband, David, welcome daughter Ava Marie, born Feb. 22, 2012. Tiffany Jackson Nobles and her husband, Douglas, welcome their first child, Jackson Douglas, born April 16, 2012. The family resides in Columbus, Ohio. IN MEMORIAM Donald E. Wonsettler ’37, M.D., Grove City, Pa., died July, 8, 2012, at age 95. He established his own medical practice and worked as a physician for the Grove City Area School System for 30 years. He also served as a deputy coroner for Mercer County and as a medical examiner at the State Correctional Institution. WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 39 W&J class notes Thomas B. Lloyd ’43, Ph.D., Bethlehem, Pa., died July 9, 2012, at age 90. He was a research scientist at Lehigh University for 21 years, involved in surface and material chemistry and environmental science. During his time at Lehigh, Dr. Lloyd published extensively, mentored graduate students and organized the Fowkes Institute of Surface Chemistry scholarship program. He also worked in research supervision at New Jersey Zinc Co. for 30 years and served on the chemistry faculty at Muhlenberg College. Dr. Lloyd served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Capt. Edward G. Hutton ’44, D.D.S., Atlantic Beach, Fla., died June 29, 2012, at age 89. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, later re-activating his commission and serving until his retirement in 1980. During his brief absence from the U.S. Navy, Dr. Hutton had a private dental practice in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. At W&J, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Louis C. Lippert ’44, M.D., Richland Twp., Pa., died Feb. 28, 2010, at age 87. He worked as a general practitioner in Freeport, Pa., and then as a radiologist at Shadyside, West Penn and DuBois hospitals. Dr. Lippert served in the U.S. Navy and later in the U.S. Army as a field doctor in Germany. Walter David Reese ’44, M.D., Huntingdon Valley, Pa., died June 23, 2010, at age 88. Albert Edward Devlin ’45, M.D., Brockway, Pa., died Oct. 31, 2012, at age 89. He practiced family medicine for 41 years. Dr. Devlin also was president of the DuBois Regional Medical Center staff, a former director at Highland View Health Care and a past board member of WRC Healthcare. Active in his community, Dr. Devlin was named Brockway’s Sportsman of the Year in 1986 as well as Citizen of the Year in 1998. He also served in the U.S. Army during WWII and in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Walter E. Sellers ’48, D.D.S. Allentown, Pa., died May 9, 2012, at age 91. He practiced dentistry for 45 years, retiring in 1998. Dr. Sellers was a member of all local and state dental societies, as well as the American Dental Association. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army in Italy. Robert M. Elliott ’49, Boca Raton, Fla., died Nov. 4, 2012, at age 89. He worked at Montgomery Ward, where he climbed the corporate ladder, making 16 moves in 23 years that took him from coast to coast. Mr. Elliott later was recruited to run Levitz Furniture, which he expanded into a nationwide chain in his role as chairman, creating the largest retail furniture business in the country. Throughout his career, he was recognized as one of the most dynamic leaders in the home furnishing industry. Mr. Elliott also was a WWII veteran. The Hon. Bruce J. Gould ’49, New York, N.Y., died May 7, 2012, at age 83. He was a New York City housing judge who played an instrumental role in helping secure safe, affordable housing for New Yorkers and led initiatives to bring computer technology to building code enforcement. Hon. Gould earned his law degree from Columbia University. Dr. Wonsettler joined the U.S. Army Medical Corps in 1942 and served in New Guinea, Manila and the Philippines, leaving the military with the rank of major. Michael C. Luciano ’41, M.D., Trumbull, Conn., died Oct. 11, 2010, at age 92. He opened a family medical practice in Bridgeport and later served as president of the medical staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital, retiring from practice in 1991. Dr. Luciano also served in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed overseas in Europe until 1948. At W&J, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society and graduated summa cum laude. Albert W. Reece ’42, Seven Lakes, N.C., died Nov. 30, 2012, at age 93. He was a district superintendent for Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co., retiring in 1981 after 36 years. Mr. Reece also served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Force. At W&J, he played for the Presidents’ basketball team. Gilbert T. Seese ’42, Scottdale, Pa., died Nov. 14, 2012, at age 92. He taught math and science at the former Scottdale High School, later teaching physics and physical science at the Southmoreland School District. He retired in 1981 after 43 years of teaching. Mr. Seese served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was promoted to lieutenant after his service in the Philippines, where he transported wounded soldiers and supplies. He continued active duty in Germany after the war ended, later serving in the U.S. Naval Reserves with assignments in Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Cuba and the Panama Canal. Edgar Alexander Herrman Jr. ’43, Dayton, Ohio, died Oct. 7, 2012, at age 91. He was the president and owner of a dealership representing Sharp office products in Des Moines, Iowa. After his retirement, Mr. Herrman and his wife returned to Dayton. He also served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. The Rev. Ralph B. Huston ’43, M.Div., Lakeland, Fla., died Aug. 8, 2012, at age 91. He graduated from Boston University’s School of Theology and served as an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church for 42 years. He also was the superintendent of the Lakeland District and the associate council director of ministry and higher education. Rev. Huston was a leader in representing the church for affecting social change and helped to develop mission programs in the Caribbean. ’49 Bruce J. Gould helped secure safe, affordable housing for New Yorkers as a New York City housing judge. Raymond S. Tomassene ’49, Wheeling, W.Va., died Sept. 10, 2012, at age 91. He was a salesman for the former Clarke Paper Co. in Wheeling and a former part-time receptionist at Altmeyer Funeral Home. Mr. Tomassene also served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during WWII. At W&J, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Henry C. Chalfant ’50, M.D., Ashland, Ohio, died March 4, 2012, at age 84. For 47 years, Dr. Chalfant practiced medicine and cared for several thousand patients before retiring in 2001. He served as a past president of the Samaritan Hospital Medical Staff and the Ashland County Medical Society. Aside from medicine, he was very involved with his family farm in Pennsylvania and was a devoted member of the Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Award recipient. Dr. Chalfant served as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Frederick W. Brouse ’51, Norristown, Pa., died July 5, 2012, at age 84. He was an insurance and real estate broker. Mr. Brouse also was a member and president of the Norristown Lions Club. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the U.S.S. Philippine Sea. Dewees Harold Brown ’51, M.D., Bristol, Vt., died May 18, 2012, at age 82. He was in private practice in Bristol for more than 15 years, served as the director of the Family Practice Residency Program at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Conn., and completed the duties of a locum tenens in Kenai, Alaska. Dr. Brown also travelled to Barnaul, Siberia, where he developed a family practice as part of his service with the International Service Corps. After nearly 30 years as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force and the Vermont Air National Guard, Dr. Brown retired as a colonel. Dr. Brown also received the Vermont State Medical Society’s A. H. Robbins ’43 Ralph B. Huston developed mission programs in the Caribbean as a minister in the United Methodist Church. ’51 Dewees Harold Brown developed a family practice in Siberia during his time with the International Service Corps. 40 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE Community Service Award and the University of Vermont Medical Alumni Association’s Outstanding Physician of the Year Award. Warren M. Henshaw ’51, Tulsa, Okla., died July 18, 2012, at age 83. He worked at The University of Tulsa performing various accounting and business functions, including managing investments for the university’s endowment fund, before retiring in 2000. Previously, Mr. Henshaw was an accountant for Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp. He also served in the U. S. Army. William J. Lawson ’51, Garnet Valley, Pa., died Aug. 22, 2012, at age 86. He was the personnel superintendent at E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Inc., in Wilmington, Del., for 30 years, retiring in 1983. Mr. Lawson also served in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War, receiving the American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and WWII Victory Medal. At W&J, Mr. Lawson was president of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and a member of the fraternity council and Presidents’ football team. David M. Marshall ’51, Charleroi, Pa., died Sept. 25, 2012, at age 85. He was the executive vice president and member of the board of directors of the Charleroi Federal Savings Bank. Mr. Marshall served as a Speers Borough Councilman and was a member of the Speers Industrial Development Corp. and Mon Valley YMCA Board of Directors. He also was a member of the Old Guard at W&J. Mr. Marshall served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Merle Kenneth Saler ’51, Campbell, N.Y., died June 2, 2012, at age 85. He was an electrical engineer and lifetime member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Kenneth C. Carson Jr. ’53, Essex, Conn., died Sept. 25, 2012, at age 81. He was the director of personnel at the Cigna Health Insurance Co. in Bloomfield, retiring in 1987. Following his retirement, Mr. Carson joined People Management Inc. in Avon. He was a genealogist and longtime volunteer at Godfrey Library, a former chairman of the Board of Education in Granby and a coach for his local baseball team. William Darling Inglis ’53, M.D., Marblehead, Ohio, died Jan. 1, 2013, at age 81. Inglis was the senior medical director of Stein Hospice Care Center. He received the Person of the Year Award at the 2012 Midwest Care Alliance Annual Conference for being a pioneer and mentor in the field of hospice care. Dr. Inglis was one of the first doctors to be certified by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a Lt. Colonel from 1959-1968. Alexander Murdoch Jr. ’57, Cincinnati, Ohio, died Nov. 23, 2012, at age 77. He was a college administrator at the University of Cincinnati and Wilmington College. Mr. Murdoch also served in the U.S. Army. Charles P. Lower ’58, Riverside, Calif., died July 10, 2011, at age 82. Stephen Vuksanovich ’59, Pfafftown, N.C., died Oct. 2, 2012, at age 78. He worked for Western Electric, now Lucent Technologies, for 42 years. Mr. Vuksanovich also coached Pop Warner football and worked with the youth sports program. He served in the U.S. Army. Joseph M. Brenner ’61, M.D., New Orleans, La., died July 30, 2012, at age 72. He practiced internal medicine in New Orleans for 44 years and previously served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Brenner also served as president of the medical staff and president of Memorial Clinics at Touro Infirmary. While at W&J, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society and graduated magna cum laude. ’53 William Darling Inglis was one of the ﬁrst doctors to be certiﬁed by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Butler Waugh, Ph.D. (1934-2012) Founding university dean and passionate professor A founding father of Florida International University (FIU) who enjoyed a decades-long career as an English professor, Butler Waugh ’55, Ph.D., Tampa, Fla., died Nov. 7, 2012, at age 78. Dr. Waugh joined the Miami-based university in 1965 when it was nothing more than an abandoned airfield. The first staff member hired by Charles E. Perry, the founding president of FIU, Dr. Waugh drafted plans for the university, including the College of Arts and Sciences, of which he was named founding dean in 1970. “He used to laugh and say he wrote FIU,” his wife, Joanne, said in an interview with the university. “When he was given the opportunity to help start FIU, he just loved the idea of building a university from the ground up.” In 1975, Dr. Waugh stepped down as dean to return to his passion of teaching, becoming a fixture in the English department, where he specialized in 20th century literature. He retired in 2003. “Butler was master teacher, a provocateur and a great risk-taker, qualities that made him most attractive to our most adventurous, curious students,” Jamie Sutton, English department chairman at FIU, said. A native of Pennsylvania, Waugh earned his bachelor’s in English from Washington & Jefferson College and his doctorate from Indiana University. “He believed in education,” Joanne added. “He was also very political. He was passionate and often would say, ‘My great-grandfather was an illiterate coal miner, and I spent 40 years teaching literature at a university. Only in America could that happen.’” Butler Waugh, a founding dean at Florida International University, stands at the university’s original site, an old airport tower in Miami. WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 41 W&J class notes Samuel Sokol, Ph.D. (1941-2012) Leading scientist in vision research Samuel Sokol ’63, Ph.D., an integral member of the Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass., for nearly four decades and a leading scientist in vision research, died Sept. 18, 2012, at age 70. In 1970, Dr. Sokol joined the department of Ophthalmology at Tufts, where he conducted research and provided clinical services in infant vision, becoming the first to determine that infants develop visual acuity much earlier than previously understood. After earning certification in neuropsychological testing, Dr. Sokol joined the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts in 1994. Serving as the director of the Visual Evoked Potential and Psychophysics Service, he completed evaluations for children, adolescents and adults. According to Mitchell B. Strominger, M.D., director of pediatric ophthalmology and ocular mobility at Tufts, the tests Dr. Sokol used on infants and nonverbal children allowed him to estimate a child’s visual acuity “even if he or she cannot tell us accurately what he or she can see.” Dr. Sokol co-authored a definitive manual on electrophysiology for the American Academy of Ophthalmology that is still in use today. He also served as an assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology and professor of ophthalmology at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Outside of his medical work, Dr. Sokol performed as a pianist in jazz ensembles at the New England Conservatory and was an active marathon runner and triathlete. Born in Pittsburgh, he earned his bachelor’s in chemistry from Washington & Jefferson College and his doctorate from Lehigh University. Sokol was a vision scientist and neuropsychologist at Tufts Medical Center. Peter J. Gulden Jr. ’61, M.D., Winter Park, Fla., died Aug. 28, 2012, at age 73. He practiced internal medicine in Winter Park, Fla. Previously, Dr. Gulden served as a flight surgeon for the U.S. Air Force at Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base in Vietnam, attaining the rank of captain. At W&J, Dr. Gulden was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, played as a forward for the Presidents’ basketball team and graduated with honors. He was inducted into the W&J Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001. Thomas B. Heflin ’62, M.D., Baton Rouge, La., died June 4, 2012, at age 72. He practiced medicine at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, previously the Pediatric Medical Center, retiring in 2009. Dr. Heflin served as a base pediatrician in the U.S. Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base in Ft. Walton, Fla., achieving the rank of major. W. Herbert Hughes ’63, Washington, Pa., died July 22, 2012, at age 70. For 36 years, he worked for McGuffey School District as an assistant principal and secondary English teacher, retiring in 1999. Mr. Hughes was a life member of Washington County school retirees, Pennsylvania State Education Association and National Education Association. Darrell W. Kuntz Jr. ’63, Forest Hills, Pa., died Oct. 16, 2012, at age 71. He was the office manager for Dorr’s Moving and Storage in Wilmerding. Previously, Mr. Kuntz had worked as a life sciences teacher at Washington Hospital’s School of Nursing and coached the school’s basketball team to several championships. He later became a chef at The Landmark in Washington and at various Holiday Inns in the region. Mr. Kuntz also 42 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE coached various youth baseball teams and was a member of the Allegheny Valley Umpire Association and Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. Melvin B. Hayes ’64, Ph.D., Washington, Pa., died Sept. 28, 2011, at age 68. He conducted research on spinal cord injuries at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Previously, Dr. Hayes did scientific research at Mount Sinai Hospital with a grant from the National Institute of Health. In his spare time, he enjoyed braiding leather, pen and ink art work, and gardening. At W&J, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. John “Jack” Y. Mace Jr. ’64, Haverford, Pa., died May 13, 2012, at age 70. H. Gene Moss ’64, Ph.D., Greensburg, Pa., died Sept. 22, 2012, at age 69. He was an administrator with the American University School of International Service. Previously, Dr. Moss was a vice president at W&J and Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa. Donald J. Balsley Jr. ’66, McCandless, Pa., died Sept. 19, 2012, at age 68. Carl M. Sandler ’67, M.D., Houston, Texas, died July 22, 2012, at age 66. He worked at the University of Texas Medical School for 27 years, rising from assistant professor to chairman of the radiology department. Dr. Sandler later worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Known as an expert in genitourinary radiology, he wrote extensively on trauma and contrast, most prominently as a co-author of the “Textbook of Uroradiology.” Dr. Sandler also was president of the Society of Uroradiology, which awarded him the Howard Pollack Gold Medal for his achievements in 2012. With a passion for travel, he visited all seven continents before his 60th birthday. Dr. Sandler also served in the U.S. Air Force. ’67 Carl M. Sandler, esteemed radiologist, traveled to all seven continents. James A. Hall ’70, Derry, Pa., died Oct. 18, 2011, at age 62. He was a skiing and fly fishing instructor. K. Stewart Hills ’73, Iowa City, Iowa, died May 12, 2012, at age 62. He was an electronics specialist on the NOAA weather radio systems. Previously, he worked at Sperry Univac as a specialist in fire control and early warning radar systems. Originally from Devon, Pa., Hills changed his major at W&J from physics to economics. After graduation, he worked as a scuba diver and computer specialist on the deep-ocean submersible Alvin. Wayne Russell Coombs ’75, Venetia, Pa., died Oct. 25, 2012, at age 59. He worked as a rehabilitation counselor in the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, retiring in 2004. Previously, Mr. Coombs was a caseworker and counselor for Washington Communities Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center, Chartiers Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center and Torrance State Hospitals. Esther C. Garner ’75, Canonsburg, Pa., died Nov. 23, 2012, at age 91. She was employed by Goodwill Industries and was a homemaker. Timothy David McNerney (1991-2012) Beloved W&J student and talented athlete, musician Members of the Washington & Jefferson College community mourned the loss of Timothy David McNerney ’13 of Butler, Pa., a business administration major at W&J and star running back on the Presidents’ football team who died Oct. 4, 2012, at age 21. The popular student was known campus-wide for his talents as a rapper as well as for his skills on the football field. McNerney ranked second in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and 33rd in NCAA Division III in rushing this season with an average of 115.3 yards per game. For his career, he ranked among the top 10 running backs in College history with 2,336 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns. McNerney scored at least one touchdown in 18 of the 25 games he suited up for in his No. 5 red-and-black uniform. A leader on the football field, McNerney dreamed of culminating his successful collegiate career with a PAC championship—a feat the Presidents accomplished in their team captain’s honor in November when they beat previously undefeated Waynesburg 31-14 at Wiley Stadium. “Tim was a tremendous young man raised by a great family,” said Head Football Coach Mike Sirianni, who gave the PAC championship trophy to McNerney’s family after the game. “He is one of my favorite players I have ever coached and he obviously was a great player and a great leader. He led by example and will truly be missed not only by me but by our football team and everyone who played and competed against him because he was such a competitor.” McNerney first sported No. 5 as a member of the Knights football team at Knoch High School in Saxonburg, where he holds the school’s all-time rushing record. Both schools held candlelight vigils in McNerney’s memory. At W&J’s memorial service on the Burnett Tim McNerney was one of the top Center lawn, McNerney’s teammates 10 running backs in W&J history. and classmates took turns sharing memories of their friend, calling him a “brother” and remembering how he “worked hard and played hard every day.” President Tori Haring-Smith called McNerney’s loss “a tragedy that cannot be explained,” adding, “I think what we need to remember is how Tim touched each of us, what he taught us, how he modeled for us the kind of person we all hope we can be.” To read more about McNerney and how the campus and football team are honoring his legacy, go to page 20. “Tim was a tremendous young man raised by a great family.” – MIKE SIRIANNI, HEAD FOOTBALL COACH Mrs. Garner also volunteered for various organizations, including the Literacy Council of Washington County, Canonsburg Hospital and the Blood Bank. James R. Pounds ’82, Alexandria, Va., died October 24, 2012, at age 52. He worked as a computer consultant with Hewlett-Packard Co. Mr. Pounds was an active volunteer in the Kingstowne community and served in a leadership role at the Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church. He also was a longtime member of the Slava Men’s Chorus. Robert N. Norris ’83, Heath, Texas, died Oct. 4, 2012, at age 51. He was admitted to both California and Texas state bars and was active in the communities where he resided. Mr. Norris was the president of Rotary and two-term president of the Chamber of Commerce in Granada Hills, Calif. He also served on the board of directors for Rockwall County Helping Hands and was active with the Boy Scouts in Heath. Voltaire D. Meade ’89, Clairton, Pa., died June 22, 2012, at age 45. He was a partner with Meade Brothers’ Trucking Co. of McKeesport, Pa., and a former assistant coach for the Clairton High School football team. While at W&J, Mr. Meade played for the Presidents’ football team and was a three-year football letterman and all-conference offensive lineman. Adam J. Markey ’06 , Middletown, Ohio, died May 16, 2012, at age 27. He was an active volunteer at The Healing Center, a ministry of the Vineyard Community Church Tri-County Campus. Andrew Walter Guzzi ’09, Upper St. Clair, Pa., died Nov. 11, 2012, at age 25. He was a sales executive and verification officer with Global Vacation Network. Mr. Guzzi previously held sales positions with Home Depot Corporate and was a director of new products at Davison Design and Development. While at W&J, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the Student Activities Board, a saxophonist in the Jazz Band, and a technician on the Help Desk for information technology services. Mr. Guzzi also was a founding member of the Hometown Heritage House, a collegiate philanthropy that supports Special Olympics, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and other social service organizations in Washington County. FRIENDS The Rev. William N. Brown, North East, Md., died May 8, 2012, at age 86. He was a chaplain in Salem, N.J., for more than 50 years. Rev. Brown also served as a pastor at churches in Hancocks Bridge, Canton and Deerfield, N.J. He was also an Eagle Scout with bronze and gold palms and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He attended W&J. Peter M. DeBlecourt, Jamison, Pa., died Nov. 8, 2012, at age 51. He was an account manager at Ascensus in Dresher, Pa. Previously, Mr. DeBlecourt had served as a campus minister at W&J with the Coalition for Christian Outreach. Linda Mae Fonner, Washington, Pa., died Aug. 17, 2012, at age 66. She worked at W&J as a kitchen employee. Frances Jeanne Frank, Washington, Pa., died Nov. 11, 2012, at age 86. She taught in the department of nursing at Maricopa County Community College in Phoenix, retiring in 1991. Previously, she was a faculty member at WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 43 W&J class notes Frederick J. Frank, Ph.D. (1920-2013) Cherished dean, educator and mentor D Dedicating 38 years of service to Washington & Jefferson College, Frederick J. Frank, Ph.D., who passed away Jan. 20, 2013, at age P 92, never missed an opportunity to improve 9 the lives of W&J students and demonstrate his t love and loyalty for the College. l “Fred Frank was a ‘J’ man,” former President “ Howard Burnett said. “He loved the College and H the students and worked tirelessly to serve them.” t Dr. Frank joined the W&J faculty as a psychology D professor in 1947 before entering a career in p administration in 1952, serving as director of Dr. Fred Frank admissions, dean of student personnel and dean of institutional planning. He retired as dean emeritus in 1985. During his time at W&J, Dr. Frank fostered the growth of student life and education at the College and contributed to the construction of 13 residence halls, The Commons and Olin Fine Arts Center. When W&J became co-educational in 1970, he effectively navigated the changing times by developing an environment sensitive to the needs of both male and female students. Ruth Riesenman, Ph.D., the College’s first female administrator, was hired by Dr. Frank to serve as the associate dean of students at the time. “Those ten years working at W&J with Fred are the most memorable of my 42-year career in higher education,” Riesenman said. “His warm and welcoming personality, and the twinkle in his eye as he teased you, defined him as a leader and made others s eager to follow him.” In addition to leaving a 30-year legacy as dean of student personnel, Dr. Frank k also is credited with the enrollment of hundreds of W&J students in his role as director of admissions. “Fred was responsible for my attending W&J,” said Alan Weill ’59, who has known Dr. Frank for nearly 60 years. “His passing is a loss to all who knew and worked with him and to W&J.” Frederick Frank dedicated 38 years of service to W&J. For his dedication to the College, Dr. Frank was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree by W&J in 1986. The citation presented to Dr. Frank stated that his planning and perspective well positioned the College to meet the needs of future generations of W&J students. Nicholas J. Cavoti, Ph.D., professor and chair of psychology, remembers the dean as a great mentor and friend. I found Fred to be a man you could count on,” Cavoti said. “A man you could count on for straight advice, a man you could count on for help when you needed it and, perhaps best of all, a man you could count on to encourage you to be your best at every challenge.” In his personal life, the World War II veteran pursued his love of aviation as a private pilot and acted in several regional theater productions. Dr. Frank’s son, T. Scott Frank ’71, followed in his father’s footsteps by working at W&J as an associate professor of theatre and communication. Memorial contributions in honor of Dr. Frank and his late wife Jeanne may be directed to the Frederick J. Frank and Frances Jeanne Frank Prize for Leadership in Communication Arts. “Fred Frank was a ‘J’ man.” – HOWARD BURNETT, FORMER PRESIDENT the Washington Hospital School of Nursing and Community College of Allegheny County, where she attained the rank of full professor and was appointed interim dean of life sciences. She is the wife of the late Frederick J. Frank, Ph.D., dean emeritus of W&J, and mother of T. Scott Frank ’71, associate professor of theater and communication at W&J. Arthur W . Hopper Jr., Osceola, Ind., died May 14, 2012, at age 88. He worked for The Associates for 28 years, where he served as a regional manager. During WWII, Mr. Hopper served as a glider pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was one of the first successful pilots to land in France on D-Day. Elizabeth Dillman Johnson, Lakewood, Ohio, died May 23, 2012, at age 98. Mrs. Johnson and her late husband Warren Johnson ’35 funded the Elizabeth & Warren Johnson Memorial Scholarship. Duane L. Lantz, Saltsburg, Pa., died Aug. 5, 2012, at age 68. Joining the W&J community in 1971, he served in various administrative positions, retiring in 2000. Mr. Lantz began his career at W&J as an accountant, later serving as a director of financial affairs and evening instructor for the department of business administration and economics. He was promoted to vice president for business and finance and, after his retirement, was appointed vice president emeritus of business and finance. Orestes Panagotacos, Port St. Lucie, Fla., died July 21, 2012, at age 88. He attended W&J and was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. Mr. Panagotacos served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Col. Carl R. Rotz, Washington, Pa., died Oct. 25, 2012, at age 95. He held several comptroller positions in the U.S. Army, ending his three decades of service as comptroller of the finance center at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Lawrence, Ind. Following his retirement in 1971, he served as vice president for business and finance at W&J, retiring in 1982 with emeritus status. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, earning several military honors. Richard R. Snyder, Bloomington, Ill., died Nov. 3, 2012, at age 88. He and his wife owned and operated two Snyder Market grocery stores before retiring in 1976. Mr. Snyder served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII, attaining the rank of sergeant. He trained at W&J as a classification specialist. August R. Specht Jr., Grass Valley, Calif., died May 26, 2012, at age 87. He worked as the general manager of the prison industry authority, retiring in 1983. He attended W&J as part of the Army Specialized Training program and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. John Ralph Thomas, Washington, Pa., died Oct. 14, 2012, at the age of 74. He worked at W&J for 37 years, retiring as maintenance supervisor. Mr. Thomas was a U.S. Army veteran. Juliana J. Uram, Washington, Pa., died June 29, 2012, at the age of 87. She had worked as an administrator at Butler Hospital. Involved in numerous clubs and philanthropic organizations, Mrs. Uram was president of the Women’s Auxiliary at W&J. 44 SPRING 2013 MAGAZINE 2011–2012 W&J honor roll of donors We are the PR ES ID EN TS Dear Alumni and Friends: On behalf of the students, faculty and staff of Washington & Jefferson College, I would like to thank you for your financial supp ort of the College during the 2011 -12 fiscal year. When I reflect on the many nam es listed in the Honor Roll of Don ors, I think of the valuable experiences and learning opportunities each of you has help ed to provide our students. Throughout the pages of this magazine are stories of the amazing things our students are accomplishing at W& J. Whether designing ambitious Magellan Projects in foreign countries, presenting at inter national conferences, inter ning at Fortune 500 companies, completing research projects alongside experts in their fields of study, or competing alongside the country’s best collegiate athletes, W&J stud ents are achieving national recognition for their talen ts, and your generosity is making that possible. Your gifts help us guarantee a worl d-class education that prepares W& J students for successful, meaningful lives after graduation. Because of your gene rosity, these future leaders receive financial assistanc e, learn in first-rate facilities like the newly renovated Dieter-Porter Life Sciences Building , and benefit from prog rams like the award-winning Magellan Project. Your participation in our fundraisi ng effor ts helps demonstrate the value of a W&J education. Increasingly, charitabl e foundations and entities that rank colleges look closely at the overall number of donors to gauge community support for prog rams and projects. When you give to W&J, you endo rse the College and its mission to graduate people of uncommon integ rity. It is clear that your support makes the College stronger and better. The incredible things that happen at W&J are made poss ible by your leadership in giving. Thank you for your generous supp ort and for embodying what it mea ns to be a President. With g gratitude, , “Your gifts help us guarantee a world-class education that prepares W&J students for successful, meaningful lives after graduation.” Michael Grzesiak Vice President for Development & Alum ni Relations WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 45 45 Donor Recognition Societies Founders Association ................................................$25,000+ Lazear Association ........................................ $10,000-$24,999 LeMoyne Association ........................................ $5,000-$9,999 McGuffey Association ....................................... $3,000-$4,999 1781 Association ............................................... $1,781-$2,999 Presidents Association ....................................... $1,000-$1,780 Jefferson Association .............................................. $500-$999 Washington Association .......................................... $250-$499 Statesman Association ............................................ $100-$249 Donors listed at the Presidents Association level and higher are included in the John McMillan Society. This report contains the names of all donors who made gifts to Washington & Jefferson College during the fiscal year, July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012. *Denotes a donor who is deceased. Total Giving Report BY DESIGNATION W&J Fund $1,469,555 Endowment $4,303,891 Capital $1,075,455 Other $2,331,386 Total: $9,180,287 Board of Trustees 2011-2012 OFFICERS Barbara R. DeWitt ’74 Chair Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D. President Richard T. Clark ’68 Vice Chair B. John Pendleton Jr., Esq. ’81 Vice Chair William M. Stout ’64 Vice Chair James J. Barnes, Esq. Secretary Charles F. Marcy ’72 Treasurer TRUSTEES Jerrell Angell ’66 Robert M. Beavers, Jr. ’65 Gary L. Churgin ’75 Jonathan M. Conrad ’73 Patrick A. Correnty, M.D. ’87 Samuel J. Davis, Esq. ’72 McClellan A. DuBois ’70 Lyn M. Dyster, Ph.D. ’80 Walter Flamenbaum, M.D. ’63 John E. Frazier II, M.D. ’62 Keith Ghezzi, M.D. ’77 James F. Gismondi ’72 Melissa A. Hart, Esq. ’84 Coleman Hughley ’71 Elizabeth Hurwitz-Schwab ’74 Thomas J. Leydig ’80 William N. Macartney III ’64 James J. McCaffrey Kenneth R. Melani, M.D. ’75 Charles T. Nason ’68 Albert G. Nickel ’65 Chong S. Park, M.D. ’83 William S. Platt ’87 A. Michael Pratt, Esq. ’81 Diana L. Reed, Esq. David A. Ross ’78 Louise K. Ross ’74 E. Ronald Salvitti II David A. Steinberg ’91 LeAnne Trachok ’87 Craig A. Varga, Esq. ’76 TRUSTEES EMERITI Edwina W. Cameron Walter Cooper, Ph.D. ’50 John R. Echement Robert M. Elliott ’49* Richard Y. Haddad Joseph A. Hardy, Sr. James H. Knepshield, M.D. ’59 J. Robert Maxwell, Esq. ’43 John L.S. Northrop H. Thomas Patton ’50 Ronald V. Pellegrini, M.D. ’59 James L. Phillips, M.D. ’54 Anica D. Rawnsley E. Ronald Salvitti, M.D. ’59 Ronald P. Sandmeyer, Sr. ’57 Dorothy A. Servis, Esq. Robert B. Shust ’59 F. Leo Wright, Esq. ’52 46 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS John McMillan Society Each member of the John McMillan Society contributes $1,000 or more to the College during the ﬁscal year. Contributions received from members of the Society enhance the lives of students and faculty and set W&J apart as an outstanding institution. Range Resources Anica D. Rawnsley H’03 John S. Reed ’60 and Cynthia Reed Estate of Alexander Rein ’52 Robert & Josephine Beavers Family Foundation David A. Ross ’78 and Dana Crummer Peter J. Ross ’74 and Louise Kirkpatrick Ross ’74 Stephen M. Ross ’74 Franklin A. Rumore ’63 and Deborah Preston E. Ronald Salvitti ’59 Paul D. Schurgot Foundation, Inc. John A. Swanson and Janet Swanson Swanson Charitable Gift Fund John M. Swick ’47 Kristin and David Steinberg Foundation James E. Leckie ’75 and Sheryl Leckie Charles F. Marcy ’72 and Cindy Marcy Marcy Family Foundation Massey Charitable Trust Albert S. McGhee ’53 and Elizabeth McGhee Mary Jane Miller ’88 and Eric Hollowaty Motorola Mobility Foundation Charles T. Nason ’68 and Beth Nason Joseph V. Newman, Sr. ’64 and Elizabeth H. Newman Albert G. Nickel ’65 and Dana C. Nickel M. David Odle ’59 and Stephanie Odle E. Miles Prentice III ’64 and Katharine Prentice Thomas M. Priselac ’73 and Jody Priselac Charles J. Queenan, Jr. and Joann H. Queenan R. G. Johnson Company Diana L. Reed Mary L. Robinson-Slabey Rossin Foundation/Rosetree, Inc. Daniel Rowley and Judith Rowley Ruth A. Rowley Gary A. Silverman ’78 Ray G. Simms, Jr. ’58 and Karel Simms James F. Slabe ’62 and Elaine Slabe David A. Steinberg ’91 Kristin Steinberg United States Steel Foundation, Inc. Craig A. Varga ’76 and Noelle Brennan Audrey L. Walther Leonard Wurzel ’39 and Elaine Wurzel Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Inc. John E. Frazier II ’62 and Nicole Frazier Joseph G. Gibson ’86 and Elizabeth Gibson Joseph H. Gigler ’77 and Carol S. Gigler James F. Gismondi, Jr. ’72 and Elizabeth Gismondi Tori Haring-Smith and Robert H. Haring-Smith Charles W. Hergenroeder ’69 and Maureen Hergenroeder Hergenroeder, Rega & Sommer L.L.C. Jay L. Jenkins ’57 and Peggy J. Jenkins John M. Russell Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Scott F. Kennedy ’80 and Paula Kennedy Robert G. Lesnock ’62 and Marcelyn R. Lesnock Rebecca Keen Longsworth ’87 and Paul Longsworth Jennifer Lunden John L. S. Northrop H’99 and Rose Northrop Samuel J. Paisley ’72 and Jessica Paisley James D. Pareso ’66 and Kay Pareso Patrick J. Rega ’69 and Barbara Rega Rhodes Carpet Evalyn Rogers Estate of William I. Shaw ’58 Thomas A. Shoup ’75 and Ellen Barker Robert B. Shust ’59 and Judith Shust John D. Simon ’78 and Anne C. Simon Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh Stanford and Barbara Trachtenberg Donor Advised Fund James A. Steiner ’76 and Judith A. Steiner William M. Stout ’64 and Saundra Stout LeAnne Trachok ’87 Stanford B. Trachtenberg ’60 and Barbara Trachtenberg Verizon Foundation Holly Beall Wallace David L. White ’76 and Jackie Jones Wylie Wallace Fults Foundation FOUNDERS ASSOCIATES Anonymous (3) David F. Alter ’57 and Barbara Alter ASIANetwork Freeman Fellowship Robert M. Beavers, Jr. ’65 and Jo Beavers Richard Cameron and Edwina W. Cameron H’00 Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation CONSOL Energy Inc. Patrick A. Correnty ’87 Barbara Robinson DeWitt ’74 and Mark DeWitt McClellan A. DuBois ’70 and Lynn DuBois James R. Durig ’58 and Marlene Durig Estate of Robert E. Herriott Estate of Thomas D’Auria ’41 Adolph V. Falso ’65 and Barbara Falso Walter Flamenbaum ’63 and Judith S. Flamenbaum Joseph A. Hardy, Sr. H’84 and Rebecca Hardy The Heinz Endowments Barbara Hellberg Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield John S. & Cynthia Reed Foundation Scott H. Leaf ’76 David C. Leslie ’65 and Nan S. Leslie William N. Macartney III ’64 and Linda Macartney Margaret A. Cargill Foundation J. Robert Maxwell ’43 Kenneth R. Melani ’75 and Tracy Melani Estate of Natalie Miller Russell G. Mobley ’56 Moon Township Honda-Hyundai Ronald V. Pellegrini ’59 and Donna Lucas Pellegrini LAZEAR ASSOCIATES Roger T. Abelson ’57 and Camille Abelson American Middle East Institute John W. Bean ’65 and A. Alexandra Jupin Learned T. Bulman ’48 Charles E. Hughes Memorial Foundation Richard T. Clark ’68 and Angela Clark Coca Cola Enterprises Bottling Company Jonathan M. Conrad ’73 and Mary B. Conrad Doug and Betsey Schwab Family Foundation D. Raymond Douglass, Jr. ’45 and Beverly Douglass Lyn Celenza Dyster ’80 and John G. Dyster Charles P. Eaton ’64 and Judy Eaton John R. Echement H’98 and Gertrude J. Echement Echement Family Foundation Estate of Hugh Taylor Flamenbaum Family Fund The Forsythe Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee GCA Services Group, Inc. General Electric Corporation Keith T. Ghezzi ’77 and Lisa Ghezzi Mark O. Hrutkay ’81 Elizabeth Hurwitz-Schwab ’74 and Douglas Schwab LEMOYNE ASSOCIATES Jerrell L. Angell ’66 and Shirin Angell Constance Levy Ceisler The Chevron Community Fund held at the Community Foundation of Fayette County William Cohen ’52 Jeffrey J. Conn ’86 and Paula Shurina Conn ’93 WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 47 MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATES Richard F. Beatty ’74 and Anne Marie Beatty John L. Bord ’73 and Jeanie Bord Cindy L. Burchell ’82 Chevron Richard B. Crosbie ’65 and Sandra Crosbie Marvin L. Diehl ’54 and Millie Diehl Estate of Eugene F. Lucas James A. Garrettson, Jr. ’61 and Deanna Garrettson John O. Hanna, Jr. ’55 and Carol Hanna William P. Keen and Sarah Keen Evan A. Klein ’77 Thomas J. Leydig ’80 and Cheryl Medich Leydig ’81 Lee R. Marshall ’48 and Marjorie Marshall Walter B. Massenburg ’70 and Carolyn Flanagan Joseph H. Menendez ’72 and Lucia P. Menendez Raytheon Company Lisa A. Rehak ’84 Cindy C. Ross Mark J. Ross Miles H. Simon ’71 and Karen Simon Kevin Smith and Terri Smith Bernard W. Stanek, Jr. ’88 and Susan Stanek Peter F. Stracci ’74 and Sharon Stracci Michael V. Bittenbender ’67 and Sharon L. Bittenbender BNY Mellon Foundation Russell H. Briggs ’58 Howard J. Burnett H’98 and Maryann DePalma Burnett John Curtis Burns ’80 Robert Daschbach ’78 and Donna Daschbach Samuel J. Davis ’72 and Regina Davis Donald S. Dazen ’79 and Karolyn N. Dazen John Easoz and Patricia Easoz Ernst & Young Foundation Fidelity FoundationMatching Gifts Norman L. Fine ’65 and Cheryl Fine Edward Galligan and Linn Galligan Galligan Family Fund Robert M. Gordon, Jr. ’52 and Shirley Gordon Brian R. Hamlin, Sr. ’90 and Jill Switalski Hamlin ’92 Calvin R. Harvey ’65 and Patricia Harvey E. Patrick Howard, Jr. ’55 and Linda Howard Coleman Hughley ’71 and Danna Hughley Jason D. Isaly ’96 and Kimberly A. Isaly James P. and Mary S. McArdle Charitable Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Robert A. Johnson ’66 and Selina Johnson Phyllis Kaufman Dennis A. Kovalsky ’73 Eric C. Lundgren ’81 and Lauren Pratt Lundgren ’82 Edward L. Martin ’71 Kenneth M. Mason, Jr. ’64 and Marilyn Roberts M. Patrick McCormick ’62 and Judy M. McCormick Dennis E. McMaster and Chris McMaster Thomas E. McNabb ’62 and Ann McNabb John F. Naughton ’63 Alton E. Newell and Elsie Eagle James W. Nickman ’71 and Karen Nickman James H. Norris ’75 and Ann Annase Stephen D. Oliphant ’55 and Judith Roscow John A. Olsen ’60 and Kaylee Beal Orange County’s United Way William S. Platt ’87 and Courtney M. Platt PNC Bank Foundation Brian M. Popko ’93 and Stacey H. Popko A. Michael Pratt ’81 Procter & Gamble Company Ralph J. Reda ’85 and Caroline Reda William E. Reisinger ’63 and Gail B. Reisinger Judith S. Rettger Samuel D. Riccitelli ’81 and Melinda Elish Riccitelli ’81 Charles Roazen ’52 and Rhea Roazen Robert J. Roma ’62 Daniel Rooney and Patricia Rooney 1781 ASSOCIATES Jon S. Adler ’61 and Carol Adler Andrew Aloe ’76 and Michelle DeFrancesco Aloe ’76 James W. Baird ’64 We are the INNOVATORS Biology department chair Alice Lee, Ph.D., and lab assistant Stephanie Bivona ’15 work in a new biology research lab in the Dieter-Porter Life Sciences Building. Thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations and the government, Bivona and her classmates were able to start the fall semester in the newly renovated building. Classrooms and laboratories were updated with learning technology and built-in projection systems to enhance the overall teaching experience. The greenhouse was repaired to serve as a functional laboratory for the biology department’s plant collection. The ventilation, air-conditioning and electrical systems were replaced so that faculty can work in animal facilities year-round in a climate-controlled environment. “We’re very excited about the renovations and the positive impact they will have on our program,” Lee said. “The improvements made to our animal facility will allow students and faculty working with animals to more readily apply for federal funding and to publish the results. In addition, renovations were made to four research spaces so that students can work with faculty on projects ranging from molecular genetics to ecology.” The 32-year-old building, named in honor of late W&J biology professors Dewey Dieter, Ph.D., and Homer Porter, Ph.D., houses the College’s biology and psychology departments. 48 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Kathy A. Ruhl ’82 and L. Greg West Ronald D. Snee ’63 and Marjorie C. Snee Arthur A. Sohn ’55 and Barbara Sohn Harry A. Sporidis ’91 and Christy Sporidis Tom Squitieri ’75 George V. Thieroff, Sr. ’57 and Darlene Thieroff Dennis P. Tihansky ’65 Antonio C. Torchia ’86 and Sandy Torchia Roslyn Thompson Towler Thomas J. Tredici ’49 Jeffrey H. Van Hyning ’68 and Mary Van Hyning Ray Verlinich ’77 and Martha L. Verlinich Liese Kasparek Vito ’87 and Kenneth Vito Jonathan R. Walburn ’73 Alan R. Weill ’59 and Nancy Y. Weill Kevin L. Welsh ’85 George W. Zannos ’64 and Marilyn Serlin Howard E. Beede ’62 and Nancy Sue Beede William F. Benter Saul R. Berg ’61 and Rhonda Sue Berg Daniel Bethem ’66 and Mary Jo Bethem Joseph P. Bishop ’39 George J. Black III ’44* and Arlene Foreman John Blake, Jr. and Cheryl Blake Charles H. Booth, Jr. ’41 and Gertrude Booth Harriet Branton Nicholas P. Brenlove ’68 and Donna Brenlove James S. Broadhurst and Suzy Broadhurst Pamela L. Burns Ronald Calhoon and Susie Calhoon Robert B. Campbell ’58 Caterpillar Foundation Nicholas J. Cavoti and Teresa Cavoti Charleroi Federal Savings Bank Robert M. Cherry ’68 and Judith Cherry Zeno N. Chicarilli ’71 CIGNA Corporation James W. Clarke ’62 and Jeanne Clarke F. Anthony Clutter ’98 and Tera Zaremba Clutter ’99 Michael R. Cohen and Laura J. Cohen Marjory Condit James W. Condrin ’56 and Maxine Condrin ConocoPhillips Walter Cooper ’50 Walt Coury David B. Crowe ’52 and Jean Crowe Dana Graham Devereux ’73 and Deborah S. Hensley Jerry A. Dorsch ’63 and Susan Dorsch Dow AgroSciences Drs. Todd and Diane Thompson Fund William T. Dymond, Jr. ’82 and Jennifer D. Dymond Tina Anania Eckhardt ’88 and Aric J. Eckhardt Erie Community Foundation Terry L. Evans ’70 and Sally Lysinger Evans ExxonMobil Foundation Harry L. Farmer, Jr. ’54 and Ann J. Farmer George M. Fatula, Sr. ’67 and Renetta D. Fatula William Fedorochko, Jr. ’62 and Sandra Fedorochko John R. Ferraro ’70 and Bonnie Ferraro Paul G. Finch and Marie A. Finch Gilbert Floyd, Jr. ’92 William D. Foland H’94 and Patricia Foland Frederick J. Frank H’86* and Frances J. Frank* Chauncey E. Frazier II ’56 and Magdaline C. Frazier Thomas G. Frazier ’64 and Alexandra V. A. Frazier William T. Fritz ’82 and Mary Fritz J. Herbert Gaul, Jr. ’66 and Mary Etheridge Gaul James P. Geiger ’47 and Gladys H. Geiger Henry Gelband ’58 Vincent S. Graziano ’72 and Robin McGinn Graziano ’75 Edward M. Greb and Barbara Greb Linda V. Troost and Sayre Greenfield Donna Haley Grier ’80 and Steven C. Grier Michael P. Grzesiak and Karen E. Grzesiak Charles W. Harris, Jr. ’69 and Jacqueline Harris Harry and Ann Farmer Charitable Fund Kenneth Haver and Judith Haver J. Barry Hemphill ’64 and Barbara Hemphill Fred N. Herskowitz ’67 and Anne Herskowitz Richard A. Holan ’52 and Lenore Holan Paul C. Holtz ’59 and Alice Holtz Robert M. Howard ’87 and Wendy Anderson Howard ’87 Jeffrey P. Hufnagel ’93 and Michele Abate Hufnagel ’93 Frederick M. Hyser ’71 and Trixie L. Hyser George M. Inglis ’59 and Sarah Jane Inglis C. Michael Irvin ’78 and Paula Irvin Dennis Ivan ’66 and Mary Jo Ivan Charles R. Jack ’57 and Anna Louise Jack Joseph Jackovic and Dorothy Jackovic Conway A. Jeffress, Jr. ’65 and Louise Jeffress Thomas R. Jordan ’49 and Emma Jordan Sitha Rama Katragadda and Sudha R. Katragadda F. Nelson Keeney ’63 and Shirley A. Keeney Lynn Arko Kelley ’77 Christopher S. King ’83 and Jill King Larry R. Klevans ’65 and Carol Klevans Mark R. Koch ’71 and Cynthia Koch Rick Kohr II and Holly Kohr Robert P. Krass ’59 and Patricia Krass Robert H. Krupkin ’71 Charles J. La Belle ’62 and Janice La Belle Joseph B. Leckie ’50 and Betty Leckie Charles H. Lee ’57 and Janet S. Lee David R. Leonard ’66 and Lisa Leonard John G. Lovelace ’68 John T. Lucas ’82 and Eileen Lucas Jason E. Luckasevic ’97 and Kelly Gablick Luckasevic ’00 David Lynch and Dorothy Davis Kevin Hackett and Mary Beth MacIulla Jennifer Thuransky Magee ’90 and Milton E. Magee, Jr. Richard W. Mains, Jr. ’64 and Brenda Mains Larry A. Makel ’75 and Jean Makel Patricia D. Maloney Stephen V. Martin ’81 and Kathleen Martin Wilfred J. McAloon, Jr. ’57 and Dorothy McAloon John J. McCague III ’76 and Kathy McCague Jeremy C. McCamic ’49 J. Thomas McCandless ’62 and Paula McCandless Lee H. McCormick ’55 and Barbara McCormick Andrew G. McIlvaine ’70 and Julie McIlvaine James H. McMaster ’60 and Judith McMaster James R. McNabb, Jr. ’57 and Marjorie McNabb David B. McWilliams ’65 and Nancy McWilliams WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Anonymous (2) The Abernathy Fund for Conservation of the Washington County Community Foundation, Inc. Stewart Adams and Andrea Adams Pritam M. Advani ’80 Aegon Transamerica Foundation Donald Allison ’41 Charles R. Amos ’66 and Sharon L. Amos Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. James F. Aquilino ’62 and Margaret Ann Aquilino William G. Atkinson ’43* Alvan Balent, Sr. ’53 and Linda Balent Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation Kathryn Davin Barnes ’86 and John Barnes Amy L. Barrette ’98 Mitchell B. Bassi ’85 and Florence Bassi Ira E. Baumgartel ’73 and Michele Baumgartel Michael C. Bednar and Tammy Bednar 49 William A. Meddings ’62 and Pam Meddings Susan Medley David M. Mego ’82 and Patricia Mego John C. Mettler II ’38 The Michael & Teryl Nettleton Charitable Fund of the Dallas Foundation Andrew I. Miller ’86 Milton and Jennifer Magee Charitable Fund Joseph P. Mock ’59 John J. Montgomery ’60 and Judy K. Montgomery John I. Moraca ’55 and Betty Moraca Donald M. Morgan ’78 and Jody Morgan William J. Morgan ’62 and Eleanor Morgan Arthur C. Morrissey ’63 and Janet Hayes Michael Dean Mosites and Andrea Mosites Michael D. Nettleton ’75 and Terry Nettleton Arthur J. Nowak ’58 and Ginger Nowak Nowak Family Fund Arthur L. Nudelman ’61 and Arlene Z. Nudelman Lawrence J. O’Brien, Jr. ’66 and Ellen P. O’Brien Kristin M. Ondecko Ligda ’03 and Erik Ligda Peter M. Panchura ’82 Chong S. Park ’83 and Lisa Park John S. Parker ’52 and Dorris Parker Donna Patterson John R. Patterson ’50 Emily J. Peters ’03 Pfizer, Inc. James L. Phillips ’54 and Barbara Phillips Steven J. Pinelli ’75 and Marianne Pinelli Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc. Charles E. Powell, Jr. ’69 and Kathleen Powell PPG Industries, Inc. William L. Proudfit ’64 and Jean L. Proudfit Hullihen D. Quarrier, Jr. ’62 and Meredith Quarrier Victor J. Raskin ’66 and Carol Raskin John W. & Shirley E. Richman Foundation Ruth A. Riesenman W. Robert Robertson ’55 and Mary Jane Robertson K. Wayne Robison and Luann Robison Sylvia M. Roma ’76 Malcolm K. Rosenbaum ’49 Charles M. Rosenberg ’65 Seth Rosenberg and Janet Rosenberg Carl R. Rotz* and Martha Rotz E. Ronald Salvitti II and Renae Salvitti Elizabeth Wood Sanders ’96 and Eric P. Sanders SAP America Alan L. Schuler ’51 and Donna Schuler Schuler Family Foundation Ira J. Schulman ’74 and Beverly Werme Schulman ’75 M. Gerald Schwartzbach ’66 and Susan Schwartzbach Dorothy A. Servis H’94 Mark A. Shaw ’90 James C. Shelby, Jr. ’62 and Constance J. Shelby Joel W. Shelkrot ’59 and Bonnie Shelkrot Blynn L. Shideler ’56 Howard F. Shivers, Jr. ’55 and Jean Shivers Michael S. Siegel ’73 Robert A. Simonin ’55 Paul A. Skrabut ’64 Bernard R. Smedley ’61 Donald J. Snyder, Jr. ’72 and Karen Foster Snyder Anthony N. Solomita ’75 Luke Sossi and Jessica Sossi Thomas H. Sprague ’66 and Merle S. Sprague Robert H. Stevenson ’64 Frank J. Suatoni, Jr. ’60 and Elizabeth Suatoni Larry W. Sumney ’62 and Rachel Wiebe Sumney Gordon E. Swartz ’68 and Deborah C. Doyle John E. Tate ’77 and Jeri Tate George V. Thieroff, Jr. ’82 and Lesa Moser Thieroff ’84 Diane Sims Thompson ’90 and Todd Thompson We are the LEADERS Members of the class of 1972 celebrate their 40th reunion at Homecoming & Reunion Weekend in October. In honor of this milestone event, the class raised $78,541.23 in support of their alma mater. With an impressive participation rate of 44 percent, the 1972 graduates beat five other reunion classes to claim the coveted Class Cup, which was presented during the annual Homecoming dinner. The competition honored gifts and pledges made from July 2011 to October 2012. A committee of volunteers representing the class of 1972 personally contacted each class member, inviting them to participate in the W&J Annual Fund campaign. Committee members were Jim Gismondi ’72, Sheldon Goettel ’72, Vince Graziano ’72, Pete Kafkalas ’72, Don Kasperik ’72, Lee Mandel ’72, Lynn McClain-Urffer ’72, Bob McLuckey ’72, Sam Paisley ’72, Tom Patterson ’72, Rich Pocock ’72 and Tom Prickett ’72. Since the Class Cup was reintroduced in 2006, the class of 1972 is the first class to win the Cup for two consecutive reunions. Chairman Gismondi challenges future reunion classes to beat their 44 percent class participation. James J. Thornton ’60 and Elizabeth Thornton Julie Throckmorton Tocqueville Society Darin P. Trelka ’92 and Miriam Mavrich Trelka ’93 John Turcik and Priscilla Turcik James P. Valecko ’90 and Jennifer Valecko W. Karl VanNewkirk ’63 and Luella VanNewkirk W.R. Berkley Corp Charitable Foundation Barbara E. Waddington Peter F. Wagner ’79 Alfred F. Wales ’60 and Jean P. Wales Robert G. Walker ’69 50 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Bruce B. Weiner ’73 and Susan Simon Weiner ’73 Weiner Family Foundation Jeff Werthan and Susan Miller Werthan D. Lawrence Wickerham ’72 and Mary Louise Wickerham Edith Slafka Willcox ’88 and Michael H. Willcox Bruce M. Wolf ’70 and Sheryl Wolf Steven P. Woratyla ’87 and Elizabeth Woratyla Satoshi Yamanaka Franklin H. Yoho ’81 and Jan Yoho Jeffrey A. Yunkun ’79 and Kimberly S. Yunkun Louis V. DiBello ’63 and Marie DiBello D. Raymond Douglass, Jr. ’45 and Beverly Douglass James D. Douglass and Nancy Douglass McClellan A. DuBois ’70 and Lynn DuBois James R. Durig ’58 and Marlene Durig Charles P. Eaton ’64 and Judy Eaton John R. Echement H’98 and Gertrude J. Echement Robert M. Elliott ’49* and Eileen Cummins Elliott* Walter Flamenbaum ’63 and Judith S. Flamenbaum John E. Frazier II ’62 and Nicole Frazier Jody Priselac Charles J. Queenan, Jr. and Joann H. Queenan Victor J. Raskin ’66 and Carol Raskin Anica D. Rawnsley H’03 John S. Reed ’60 and Cynthia Reed Stephen I. Richman and Audrey G. Richman Richard J. Riotto ’87 David A. Ross ’78 and Dana Crummer Peter J. Ross ’74 and Louise Kirkpatrick Ross ’74 Mrs. Peter C. Rossin E. Ronald Salvitti ’59 Helen V. Samson Ronald P. Sandmeyer, Sr. ’57 and Elaine H. Sandmeyer Timothy P. Schieffelin ’77 and Susan Schieffelin Thomas A. Shoup ’75 and Ellen Barker Ray G. Simms, Jr. ’58 and Karel Simms James F. Slabe ’62 and Elaine Slabe Russell F. Stein III ’52 and Marcia L. Stein Peter N. Stephans and Joan Stephans Robert H. Stevenson ’64 Diann R. Stout J. Barry Stout ’64 and Lenore Thompson Stout William M. Stout ’64 and Saundra Stout John A. Swanson and Janet Swanson John M. Swick ’47 Jeffrey H. Van Hyning ’68 and Mary Van Hyning Craig A. Varga ’76 and Noelle Brennan Alberto W. Vilar ’62 Audrey L. Walther Alan R. Weill ’59 and Nancy Y. Weill David J. White ’77 D. Lawrence Wickerham ’72 and Mary Louise Wickerham F. Leo Wright ’52 and Rosemary Wright Prudence Yost George W. Zannos ’64 and Marilyn Serlin Old Main Society Established in 1996, the Old Main Society is a membership of generous donors who support W&J through planned giving. Members provide for the College in their wills, trusts, or retirement plans; use life insurance as a gift; or establish charitable trusts or gift annuities. Anonymous Roger T. Abelson ’57 and Camille Abelson Eileen Addis Jon S. Adler ’61 and Carol Adler Andrew Aloe ’76 and Michelle DeFrancesco Aloe ’76 Joseph Edmunt Babiarz ’67 Geri L. Bacu ’86 Violet Bica-Ross J. Randolph Birch ’58 and Suzette Birch George J. Black III ’44* and Arlene Foreman Lois Boulis John F. Brady ’70 and Roberta Isleib Learned T. Bulman ’48 Howard J. Burnett H’98 and Maryann DePalma Burnett Stephen F. Calderon ’78 and Sandra Myhalik John A. Campbell and Barbara Campbell Edith Cannon Ralph A. Capone ’74 and Andrea Capone Joseph Caruso ’51 and Elizabeth Caruso Constance Levy Ceisler James Hawley Chester ’66 and Connie Chester Kathleen L. Cigana ’88 James W. Clarke ’62 and Jeanne Clarke Sandra C. Cooper ’77 Harry M. Corbett ’44 and Florence Corbett Friedrich R. Crupe ’59 and Christiane Crupe Samuel J. Davis ’72 and Regina Davis Louis V. DiBello ’63 and Marie DiBello William H. Diehl, Jr. ’58 and Johnna Diehl D. Raymond Douglass, Jr. ’45 and Beverly Douglass John McMillan Society Lifetime Benefactors who have given $100,000 or more throughout their lives are inducted as permanent, lifetime members of the John McMillan Society. Anonymous (2) Roger T. Abelson ’57 and Camille Abelson Lillian Bassi Robert M. Beavers, Jr. ’65 and Jo Beavers Sanford F. Beyer II ’74 and Dorene M. Beyer Violet Bica-Ross Karyn M. Brooks ’95 Robert J. Brooks and Susan Brooks Robert J. Brooks, Jr. ’92 and Shelli DeCarlo Brooks ’94 Learned T. Bulman ’48 Howard J. Burnett H’98 and Maryann DePalma Burnett Donald R. Cameron and Sally Cameron James W. Cameron ’80 and Nancy Morgan Cameron ’81 Lynn Cameron ’87 Richard Cameron and Edwina W. Cameron H’00 Richard T. Clark ’68 and Angela Clark Marjory Condit Patrick A. Correnty ’87 Scott D. Davenport ’85 and Dianne Davenport Samuel J. Davis ’72 and Regina Davis Spencer M. Free ’45 and Patricia L. Free Edith Sten Gillmor James F. Gismondi, Jr. ’72 and Elizabeth Gismondi Joseph A. Hardy, Sr. H’84 and Rebecca Hardy H. King Hartman ’59 and Carol Hartman Elizabeth Hurwitz-Schwab ’74 and Douglas Schwab Samuel D. Isaly John S. Kern ’64 and Marie Kern James H. Knepshield ’59 and Barbara Knepshield Jennie Lau Scott H. Leaf ’76 Joon Yong Lee David C. Leslie ’65 and Nan S. Leslie William N. Macartney III ’64 and Linda Macartney Margaret Hardy Magerko and Peter Magerko Virginia R. Marino J. Robert Maxwell ’43 Albert S. McGhee ’53 and Elizabeth McGhee Kenneth R. Melani ’75 and Tracy Melani Joseph P. Mock ’59 Charles T. Nason ’68 and Beth Nason Ronald V. Pellegrini ’59 and Donna Lucas Pellegrini B. John Pendleton, Jr. ’81 and Mary Ann Butera Pendleton ’80 E. Miles Prentice III ’64 and Katharine Prentice Thomas M. Priselac ’73 and WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 51 McClellan A. DuBois ’70 and Lynn DuBois James R. Durig ’58 and Marlene Durig Robert M. Elliott ’49* and Eileen Cummins Elliott* Dava Esman ’74 Terry L. Evans ’70 and Sally Lysinger Evans Joel L. Falik ’61 and Anne Falik Rita M. Finley Walter Flamenbaum ’63 and Judith S. Flamenbaum Charles L. Flynn, Jr. Joseph G.C. Francis ’62 and Sara Jane Francis Elliott D. Fredland ’60 Spencer M. Free ’45 and Patricia L. Free W. Robert Goldman, Jr. ’67 Brett Rosenberg Harris ’88 and Mitch Harris Lynne J. Haubelt ’77 and Nicholas Haubelt James F. Hitchman ’70 George Hollingshead ’58 and Roberta Hollingshead Tom E. Horner ’43 J. Gaven Hurley ’65 and Kathleen Hurley Frederick M. Hyser ’71 and Trixie L. Hyser George M. Inglis ’59 and Sarah Jane Inglis James S. Irvine ’49 James F. Israel ’67 and Elaine Israel F. Nelson Keeney ’63 and Shirley A. Keeney Lynn Arko Kelley ’77 Charles L. Kendi ’89 John S. Kern ’64 and Marie Kern Evan A. Klein ’77 William D. Klimek and Jacquelyn Klimek James H. Knepshield ’59 and Barbara Knepshield Carl W. Konvolinka, Jr. ’56 and Susan Konvolinka John G. Kramer ’52 and Pat Kramer Jennie Lau Scott H. Leaf ’76 Charles H. Lee ’57 and Janet S. Lee Jack F. Lembke ’40 and Lyndell Lembke Donald G. Lightfoot ’70 and Joan S. Lightfoot Julius Little ’41 and Linda Little J. Barry Loughridge ’50 and Sue Loughridge* Glenn W. MacTaggart ’73 and Karla MacTaggart Norman S. Mass ’61 and Adaya Mass J. Robert Maxwell ’43 Cheryl A. Maze ’80 J. Scott McBride James Scott McBride, Jr.* Neal F. McBride ’46 and Norma McBride* John W. McDonald, Jr. John J. McDonough ’92 and Kathy McDonough Paul G. McKelvey, Jr. ’48 and Helen McKelvey* Ronald D. McKenzie ’55 and Jane McKenzie Demas L. McVay, Jr. ’55 George E. McVehil, Jr. ’56 David B. Miller ’58 and Marie T. Miller Douglas R. Miller ’73 and Jane Miller Russell G. Mobley ’56 Joseph P. Mock ’59 William D. Moore ’52 and G. Ann Moore John F. Munnell ’52 and Mary B. Munnell Alexander Murdoch, Jr. ’57 Donald G. Myers ’68 and Susan Myers Charles T. Nason ’68 and Beth Nason John F. Naughton ’63 Clifford L. Nelson ’58 and Doris Nelson Albert G. Nickel ’65 and Dana C. Nickel E. Lee North ’46 John L. S. Northrop H’99 and Rose Northrop Philip D. O’Connell III ’74 Stephen D. Oliphant ’55 and Judith Roscow Brian G. Orr ’74 and Linda Orr Alexander Osterneck ’88 Vincent O. Palladino ’51 and Marie Palladino John S. Parker ’52 and Dorris Parker Ronald V. Pellegrini ’59 and Donna Lucas Pellegrini We are the TRAILBLAZERS On behalf of the class of 2012, members of the Senior Class Gift committee present a gift of a campus map on the corner of North Lincoln and East Pine Streets during a dedication ceremony in May. In honor of their Commencement from Washington & Jefferson College, the class of 2012 raised nearly $1,300 for its gift. The senior committee encouraged 41 percent of the class to participate in the initiative. W&J Trustee Charles T. Nason ’68 generously matched the funds raised by the class. “Through the senior gift, our class has left a permanent mark on the campus,” committee member Michael Harding ’12 said. “I look forward to visiting campus as an alumnus, seeing our gift and saying, ‘I helped make that possible.’” Participating in the senior gift dedication, pictured from left, are: President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D., Nason, Harding, April Johnson ’12, Jenna Wandrisco ’12, Abbey Musial ’12, Raelynn Forsyth ’12, Jacob Testa ’12, Nicholas Tyger ’12. Andrew Pesky ’59 and Elaine O. Pesky Emily J. Peters ’03 James L. Phillips ’54 and Barbara Phillips Steven J. Pinelli ’75 and Marianne Pinelli Joseph W. Placer ’59 and Andrea Placer E. Miles Prentice III ’64 and Katharine Prentice Thomas M. Priselac ’73 and Jody Priselac Andrew Procko ’48 Anica D. Rawnsley H’03 Stanley Reed, Jr. and Ann Reed George W. Roark, Jr. ’46 and Barbara Roark 52 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS W. Robert Robertson ’55 and Mary Jane Robertson Charles M. Rosenberg ’65 and Gayle Rosenberg Mrs. Peter C. Rossin Franklin A. Rumore ’63 and Deborah Preston William F. Saalbach H’85* and Betty Saalbach E. Ronald Salvitti ’59 John Mark Scott Jr. ’69 and Judith Scott Robert H. Shoop, Jr. ’60 and Janet Shoop Robert B. Shust ’59 and Judith Shust Richard A. Siegrist ’68 and Elisabeth Siegrist Ray G. Simms, Jr. ’58 and Karel Simms Miles H. Simon ’71 and Karen Simon Ronald D. Snee ’63 and Marjorie C. Snee Edgar H. Soifer ’53 and Nancy Soifer Russell F. Stein III ’52 and Marcia L. Stein Peter N. Stephans and Joan Stephans Robert H. Stevenson ’64 H. Donald Stone, Jr. ’52 and Nancy Stone William M. Stout ’64 and Saundra Stout Martha G. Sweet Mark D. Swift Dennis P. Tihansky ’65 Michael A. Timko ’88 and Susan Storrick Timko ’89 Raymond S. Tomassene ’49* LeAnne Trachok ’87 Allen F. Turcke ’49 Patrick J. Uram ’86 John C. Van Aken II ’61 and Jane Riggle Van Aken Jeffrey H. Van Hyning ’68 and Mary Van Hyning Joseph K. Vargo ’89 Jonathan R. Walburn ’73 Robert G. Walker ’69 T. Urling Walker ’49 and Mabel Walker Butler H. Waugh ’55* and Joanne M. Waugh Alan R. Weill ’59 and Nancy Y. Weill David L. White ’76 and Jackie Jones D. Lawrence Wickerham ’72 and Mary Louise Wickerham Peter F. Wilson ’74 and Judy Wilson R. Victor Wood, Jr. ’55 F. Leo Wright ’52 and Rosemary Wright York F. Yochum ’64 and Nina Yochum PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATE Joseph P. Bishop JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Warren K. Martin Gordon I. Norton, Jr. STATESMAN Arch J. Albanese DONOR Clarence D. Randolph WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Thomas B. Lloyd* Andrew M. Margileth Alumni W&J relies on the support of its dedicated alumni to maintain its character as a high quality liberal arts institution. These benefactors are listed by class year and giving society. CLASS OF 1940 50% PARTICIPATION STATESMEN John H. Allen James H. Bradenburg John P. Duthie Edgar A. Herrman* Tom E. Horner Ralph B. Huston* Craig M. Moore Robert C. Waltz Paul H. Weinstein JEFFERSON ASSOCIATE Wallace G. McCune STATESMEN J. Stuart Dickson CLASS OF 1935 50% PARTICIPATION R. Alan Fawcett DONORS JEFFERSON ASSOCIATE William L. Proudfit J. Murray Freund Jack F. Lembke John H. Trout DONORS Timothy D. Calvin E. Eugene Fisher Harvey D. McClure Thomas J. Urbansky CLASS OF 1937 20% PARTICIPATION CLASS OF 1941 15% PARTICIPATION DONOR Donald E. Wonsettler* CLASS OF 1944 50% PARTICIPATION PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Donald Allison Charles H. Booth, Jr. PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATE George J. Black III* CLASS OF 1938 57% PARTICIPATION PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATE John C. Mettler II CLASS OF 1942 27% PARTICIPATION JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Hans Conrad Paul P. Marinak* STATESMEN Robert M. Kiskaddon Arch H. Logan, Jr. STATESMEN Warren E. Gregg Warren S. Sellers Gilbert M. Watt WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Harry M. Corbett Joseph F. Coury Nicholas B. Horsky DONOR Hugh M. Miller CLASS OF 1943 56% PARTICIPATION STATESMEN Joseph M. Kuchta K. Duane Reed Robert B. Scott CLASS OF 1939 44% PARTICIPATION FOUNDERS ASSOCIATE J. Robert Maxwell LAZEAR ASSOCIATE Leonard Wurzel DONORS PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATE William G. Atkinson* Lauren M. Burtch Richard J. Crosbie James W. Stewart WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 53 CLASS OF 1945 36% PARTICIPATION CLASS OF 1946 58% PARTICIPATION DONORS J. Raymond Gera James H. Hammett Howard G. Lee Neal F. McBride WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Frank V. Petrone Bernard A. Staskiewicz LAZEAR ASSOCIATE D. Raymond Douglass, Jr. WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Paul E. Coury E. Lee North Gordon V. Thompson STATESMEN Carmel J. Passalacqua DONORS Harry E. Butson John K. Johnson Russell A. MacCachran Jack L. Paradise CLASS OF 1947 64% PARTICIPATION John G. Tucker STATESMEN James H. Coleman III Joseph H. Field Luther M. Rhine George W. Roark, Jr. DONOR Jerry J. Appelbaum FOUNDERS ASSOCIATE John M. Swick PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATE James P. Geiger CLASS OF 1948 30% PARTICIPATION LAZEAR ASSOCIATE Learned T. Bulman MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATE Lee R. Marshall JEFFERSON ASSOCIATE Charles D. Brown, Sr. WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES John A. MacPhail David M. Sutherland STATESMEN Dean W. Elson Robert C. McCarthy William J. M. Thompson Preston N. Williams We are the EDUCATORS Physics department chair Michael Pettersen, Ph.D. (center), is congratulated by John Zimmerman, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, and President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D., as Washington & Jefferson College’s first Joseph A. Walker Class of 1942 Chair of Physics. The award is named in honor of the late Joseph Walker ’42, a renowned test pilot for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Walker became the first NASA pilot to fly the experimental X-15 supersonic aircraft, a feat he performed 24 times. He also was the first American civilian to make a spaceflight via the X-15 to the altitude of 100 kilometers, crossing the threshold definition of outer space. “With this honor, I hope to pass on to students Joseph Walker’s passion for science, discovery, exploration and adventure,” said Pettersen, who has chaired the physics department at W&J for nine years, has published 31 refereed journal articles and co-authored a book on the trial of Galileo and the Catholic church. “The epitome of a teacher-scholar, Dr. Pettersen advocates the connection between sciences and the liberal arts in the classroom,” Zimmerman said. DONOR Harold J. Mondik CLASS OF 1949 48% PARTICIPATION 1781 ASSOCIATE Thomas J. Tredici PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Thomas R. Jordan Jeremy C. McCamic Malcolm K. Rosenbaum 54 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Francis A. Locke Allen F. Turcke T. Urling Walker Stanley L. Handelman Paul H. Patton John S. Wollam WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Joseph Caruso James S. Linderman Paul L. Salansky WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Donald W. Butts Arthur J. Holder Irwin Kabat Albert L. Rabenstein* STATESMEN Thomas A. Dickinson John K. Henderson John M. Kyle J. Barry Loughridge J. Robert Manson Elliott B. McGrew, Jr. John D. McGrew Philip A. McMahon J. Leroy Myers George M. Pyle Philip L. Reinhard, Jr. Alexander B. Stavovy John R. Thomas Howard Toboco John E. Unger, Jr. Edward J. White Jay W. White Eugene H. Wilson Donald A. Youngdahl Jay A. Zeffiro WASHINGTON ASSOCIATE John W. Smith STATESMEN Burton S. Benovitz Dewees H. Brown* Richard E. Cunningham Norman Hamer Kenneth Headley Warren M. Henshaw* Joseph Kurash Donald I. Levin James D. Lowe E. Don Marshall Earl H. McKinney Sheldon N. Myers Arthur C. Smock Kurt H. Teil STATESMEN Theodore A. Beadle Jerome Brown William R. Carr Miles C. Durfey Edward D. Frohlich Chauncey R. Headley* Paul J. Kiell Stuart C. McCombs, Jr. William D. Moore Forrest G. Tompkins STATESMEN John P. Chupinsky Winfield S. Gibbs Bruce J. Gould* D. Andrew Grimes E. Paul Hoop, Jr. John E. Marlow Nicholas Maropis Charles W. Mason, Jr. Edwin J. Pear Robert R. Reeves Raymond S. Tomassene* Robert E. Wilson DONORS Charles C. Crompton John F. Emerson Edward J. Skurzynski Richard O. Tedeschi Charles A. Vogel DONORS Joseph Ellovich Robert R. Teuteberg DONORS Arthur E. Barnes II Oliver Wellington Brown, Jr. William D. Dykstra Carl S. Fluke William R. Hanshumaker Alfred F. Smith Robert E. Sostheim John H. Stitely DONORS Charles E. Azen Robert W. Baird Harold L. Brock Leonard Gilman David R. Knoche Richard A. Krinzman Daniel Mudrick John H. Riggle CLASS OF 1952 37% PARTICIPATION CLASS OF 1953 41% PARTICIPATION LEMOYNE ASSOCIATE William Cohen LAZEAR ASSOCIATE Albert S. McGhee 1781 ASSOCIATES Robert M. Gordon, Jr. Charles Roazen PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATE Alvan Balent, Sr. CLASS OF 1950 42% PARTICIPATION Warner H. Schlaupitz L. Jerome Schwaed Bruce L. Shakely Robert C. Trexler Thomas K. Ward William D. Watson Ernest G. Weating PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Walter Cooper Joseph B. Leckie John R. Patterson PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES David B. Crowe Richard A. Holan John S. Parker JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Edward A. Jaeger Donald R. Swanson WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Louis Alvarez Arthur A. Griffin Martin S. Handelman William K. Krisher Robert A. Lefkowith Laurence P. Parmer Henry Wechsler JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Robert L. Boord William H. Meanor Richard F. Ruben CLASS OF 1951 30% PARTICIPATION JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES C. Richard Coen Reed B. Day William S. Morrison Roger B. Rollin PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATE Alan L. Schuler WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Henry C. Chalfant* William E. Colligan, Jr. JEFFERSON ASSOCIATE Charles R. Justice STATESMEN Alan M. Barnett Joseph Boodin WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 55 Kenneth C. Carson, Jr.* David F. Crumrine Richard E. Easler William D. Inglis III* Robert E. Lynch James A. Mounts, Jr. Melvin H. Sher Vincent R. Staffileno Joseph W. Thompson, Sr. Nelson J. Wilson CLASS OF 1954 47% PARTICIPATION Harry D. Ferguson William F. Judt Walter J. Pankiewicz T. Lew Pitchford 1781 ASSOCIATES E. Patrick Howard, Jr. Stephen D. Oliphant Arthur A. Sohn MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATE Marvin L. Diehl DONORS PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Harry L. Farmer, Jr. James L. Phillips Malcolm L. Cowen Richard C. Foster George A. Girty Edwin A. McGlumphy Philip H. Miller Malcolm W. Reed, Jr. PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Lee H. McCormick John I. Moraca W. Robert Robertson Howard F. Shivers, Jr. Robert A. Simonin DONORS William E. Allen Dean Behrend Willard A. Harvey, Jr. George H. Mondik Norman Ames Posner Donald F. Puglisi JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Frank S. Forsythe John N. McElravey Philip N. Smith Charles L. Sonneborn III CLASS OF 1955 44% PARTICIPATION JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES John A. Malcolm, Jr. Camille J. Maravalli MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATE STATESMEN Rawlin A. Fairbaugh John O. Hanna, Jr. WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Morton I. Davidson Demas L. McVay, Jr. STATESMEN George E. Anthou Duane H. Dull, Sr. Charles C. Mackey Ronald D. McKenzie Thomas W. Platt Richard B. Rabenstein* Howard E. Reidbord D. Lee Shroads, Sr. Paul C. Smilow Jack W. Sweeney Roger C. Townsend DONORS We are the COMPETITORS Athletic Director Bill Dukett (right) congratulates Athletic Hall of Fame legends J.C. Morrow ’77, Rich Pocock ’72, Don Kasperik ’72 and Pat McCormick ’62, who served as honorary co-captains at the Homecoming football game in October. The former student-athletes join dedicated Presidents in giving back to the College through participation in the Pete Henry Society. Named after Washington & Jefferson College’s beloved former athletic director and football coach, the Pete Henry Society comprises donors who share the vision that athletic success and academic excellence go hand in hand. Gifts to the Society provide critical funding for the W&J athletic program, supporting travel, equipment upgrades, uniforms and programming for coaches and student-athletes. The College’s 24 competitive athletic teams continue to thrive thanks to the support of the Pete Henry Society. During the fall season, Head Football Coach Mike Sirianni, a four-time Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Coach of the Year, led the football team to its 23rd PAC championship. Women’s cross-country standout Kristen Galligan ’15, who competed in the NCAA Division III Championships with teammate Scott Ryan ’13, made history as W&J’s first cross-country runner to earn All-America honors. John W. Dean Jack O. Greenberg Stephen R. Kladakis Charles E. McMillan R. Walter Powell Ralph D. Rush CLASS OF 1956 46% PARTICIPATION FOUNDERS ASSOCIATE Russell G. Mobley 56 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES James W. Condrin Chauncey E. Frazier II Blynn L. Shideler PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Charles R. Jack Charles H. Lee Wilfred J. McAloon, Jr. James R. McNabb, Jr. 1781 ASSOCIATE Russell H. Briggs CLASS OF 1959 39% PARTICIPATION PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Robert B. Campbell Henry Gelband Arthur J. Nowak FOUNDERS ASSOCIATES Ronald V. Pellegrini E. Ronald Salvitti JEFFERSON ASSOCIATE H. Glenn Hostetter JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Victor S. Behar Neil B. Billig David J. Burkey Joseph M. Warsaw LAZEAR ASSOCIATE M. David Odle WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Kenneth E. Bell Richard L. Carson Richard J. Carter George E. McVehil, Jr. Leonard W. Strobel JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES J. Randolph Birch Richard D. Gilardi John Kladakis David W. Moore LEMOYNE ASSOCIATE Robert B. Shust WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Daniel T. Blackburn Edward C. Dalglish Vincent S. Franz, Jr. Chester S. Handelman F. Jay Keefer Robert J. Suwak 1781 ASSOCIATE Alan R. Weill STATESMEN Dale R. Bowne Henry W. Fulton, Jr. J. Rogers Kossler John M. Mackey William L. McEwan Dennis Patrick Must John L. Patterson William R. Smith Robert W. Sommer WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES E. Thomas Deutsch, Jr. Arnold J. Eisenfeld George V. Frank Clifford L. Nelson Herbert O. Nichols PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Paul C. Holtz George M. Inglis Robert P. Krass Joseph P. Mock Joel W. Shelkrot STATESMEN Ronald G. Dolasky J. Robert Franz Marcus A. Gottlieb Frank S. Kazmierczak Charles W. Lemmon George G. Moffat Ronald P. Sandmeyer, Sr. Frederick A. Schrader Jack G. Wassam STATESMEN Harry W. Fuchs III Robert M. Glad Merton W. Hutton Raymond P. Johnston Burton H. Pollock Richard T. Rosenburgh Richard L. Ross Ronald M. Roth Edward A. Stevens, Jr. Martin L. Strassman James A. Wheeler JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Geoffrey W. Bennett Friedrich R. Crupe William S. Gartner, Jr. Arthur B. Scott Sheldon A. Weinstein DONORS Stephen Banko Charles J. Burstin Don L. Fuhr Norman C. Hunt James F. Rittenhouse John F. Rugh, Sr. Charles B. Stunkard* William H. Williamson, Sr. WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Robert T. Brinton Charles T. Dâ€™Alessio James A. Lynn John S. Perry DONORS John H. Elder John E. Gysegem Robert E. Holden John C. Lauffer DONORS Norman L. Cimino Robert C. Evans Ralph L. London Daniel J. Maloney George B. Millar Herbert W. Neu, Jr. CLASS OF 1957 36% PARTICIPATION Benson J. Schultz Charles W. Tanner, Jr. George T. Walker STATESMEN Matthew N. Boulis Patterson R. Cowder W. Gordon Fediaczko Thomas A. Halter Dale G. Johnston James H. Knepshield R. Talbott Miller Joseph W. Placer Lawrence D. Romboski Byron W. Scott Mayer W. Selekman Frederick R. Simpson Robert A. Sphar FOUNDERS ASSOCIATE David F. Alter CLASS OF 1958 LAZEAR ASSOCIATE Roger T. Abelson 41% PARTICIPATION Andrew P. Puglise Charles A. Rowe Alva Gayman Shrontz FOUNDERS ASSOCIATE LEMOYNE ASSOCIATE Jay L. Jenkins James R. Durig LAZEAR ASSOCIATE 1781 ASSOCIATE George V. Thieroff, Sr. Ray G. Simms, Jr. WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 57 Edwin B. Spragg Sidney R. Steiner Michael E. Wald Benjamin Weinberger Michael R. Zimmerman LEMOYNE ASSOCIATE Stanford B. Trachtenberg WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES George E. Chorba III Stephen J. Mihalek Sherwin J. Siff Clifford E. Silver Willis J. Pierre David L. Quinn Joel Safier Richard E. Schwirian William E. Sloka Robert P. Wallace 1781 ASSOCIATE John A. Olsen DONORS Joseph F. Andrews William C. Boesman Donald R. Fullem Ronald F. Miller Walter J. Terpin PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES James H. McMaster John J. Montgomery Frank J. Suatoni, Jr. James J. Thornton Alfred F. Wales STATESMEN Alfred J. Alexander Alan A. Allen Ronald Paul Benjamin Robert W. Bowser David J. Cox William S. Decker, Jr. Anthony M. Harrison Roy J. Krochmal Robert F. Livingston Bertram Harold Lubin Theodore M. Madzy Kenneth M. Malgay Richard A. Meyer DONORS Anthony F. Babicka, Jr. Lee W. Borden James R. Boyd Frank R. Braden III William H. Collar H. Nicholas Collins, Jr. Thomas H. Cunningham Robert E. Dyer Thomas G. Gahagan Joseph W. Greco, Jr. James W. Karaman James E. Lombard Howard G. Martin, Jr. Warren F. Mazek Nicholas A. Pascuzzi William J. Sharp Gary R. Sheffer David C. Tenney Michael Witkin Ralph J. Zecchino CLASS OF 1960 40% PARTICIPATION JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Sanford T. Marcus J. Frederick Sharer Stephen B. Tily III Athas H. Tsigas FOUNDERS ASSOCIATE John S. Reed CLASS OF 1961 35% PARTICIPATION MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATE James A. Garrettson, Jr. 1781 ASSOCIATE Jon S. Adler We are the FUTURE Phi Kappa Psi President Dylan Haas ’13, shown by his fraternity’s fountain in front of Old Main, received funding from the Magellan Project Franklin Award to intern at UBS Financial Services in New York City. After developing a valuable connection with W&J Trustee William Platt ’87, a senior vice president at UBS, Haas was given the opportunity to work as a member of Platt’s wealth management team. While there, the economics major performed tasks that included researching information for senior firm members, creating portfolio allocation models based on clients’ goals and risk preferences, and shadowing junior firm members in the execution of daily trades. “I am very thankful for the opportunity W&J gave me to work in the center of the financial world,” Haas said. “I learned a valuable lesson about teamwork and redefining my idea of success. After W&J, I will be able to enter the workforce with a results-based mentality, which will help me excel.” Since it was established five years ago, the award-winning Magellan Project provides donor-based support for students who wish to pursue independent research projects and internships during their W&J careers. PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Saul R. Berg Arthur L. Nudelman Bernard R. Smedley JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Ronald C. Agresta Peter J. Gulden, Jr.* George W. Knight Murray J. Levith David W. Steinbach John C. Van Aken II 58 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Albert E. Fershing Howard A. Scalzi William J. Morgan Hullihen D. Quarrier, Jr. James C. Shelby, Jr. Larry W. Sumney Walter Y. Malcolm David E. Manes Patrick D. Moore Gary B. Shaw George L. Spillers Daniel M. Sprague Sanford F. Tolchin Thomas F. Upson STATESMEN William C. Abraham Howard T. Alexander Raymond L. Anderson Stuart Berkowitz Richard E. Charles Robert E. Greene Joseph M. Levin Norman S. Mass Calvin M. McIntyre Richard G. Seymann Johnson L. Thistle JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES E. Eugene Best Duncan M. Brown William M. Carpenter Ronald M. Dagar Michael W. Datch Harold L. Fraser Andrew A. Goletz Robert D. Kabo Michael N. Matzko Melvin E. Mounts, Jr. Paul C. Pennock Philip Raskin Frederick W. Siegel, Jr. CLASS OF 1963 34% PARTICIPATION DONORS Karl G. Benzio Edwin W. Billmire Harry A. Mink John P. Proudfit Allan B. Schachter David R. Schucker William G. Siple FOUNDERS ASSOCIATES Walter Flamenbaum Franklin A. Rumore 1781 ASSOCIATES John F. Naughton William E. Reisinger Ronald D. Snee CLASS OF 1964 PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Jerry A. Dorsch F. Nelson Keeney Arthur C. Morrissey W. Karl VanNewkirk 40% PARTICIPATION DONORS Salvi T. Altomare George T. Bailey Joel L. Falik Warren L. Falk James C. Gradert Edward C. Kaleugher George R. Mauk Robert H. Ream Robert M. Steiner FOUNDERS ASSOCIATE William N. Macartney III WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Bruce P. Buchanan Robert E. Daniel Joseph G.C. Francis Thomas B. Heflin* Edward A. Hill Richard Rifkin LAZEAR ASSOCIATES Charles P. Eaton Joseph V. Newman, Sr. E. Miles Prentice III JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Peter M. Bonadio James T. Herron, Jr. Anthony C. Iantosca Norman A. Lockshin LEMOYNE ASSOCIATE William M. Stout CLASS OF 1962 46% PARTICIPATION STATESMEN John M. Allardice Robert A. Anderson Timothy E. Annin Craig W. Caldwell John T. Carson James E. Delozier Charles H. Eaton Henry H. Hood, Jr. Ernest N. Maley William E. McCorkle, Jr. Malcolm H. McDowell, Jr. Watson F. McGaughey, Jr. Stanton I. Moldovan J. Byron Singer Jeffrey C. Tweedy Adrian R. Van Strien Norman J. Weinberger Harry H. Wolfkill Robert F. Young 1781 ASSOCIATES WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES J. Paul Clarke Paul S. Drohan Mark J. Goldberg Stephen B. Levine Roland P. Wilder, Jr. John A. Yauch James W. Baird Kenneth M. Mason, Jr. George W. Zannos LAZEAR ASSOCIATE James F. Slabe LEMOYNE ASSOCIATES John E. Frazier II Robert G. Lesnock PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Thomas G. Frazier J. Barry Hemphill Richard W. Mains, Jr. William L. Proudfit Paul A. Skrabut Robert H. Stevenson 1781 ASSOCIATES M. Patrick McCormick Thomas E. McNabb Robert J. Roma STATESMEN Richard P. Bollinger Louis V. DiBello John G. Dziak Robert A. Hall, Jr. William G. Hayes III James S. Leib Louis L. Marines James F. Moore Arthur K. Nakashima Joseph A. Pacelli Thomas F. Rosenberg Harvey M. Rubin Walter A. Schade, Jr. JEFFERSON ASSOCIATE Charles L. Foss, Jr. PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES James F. Aquilino Howard E. Beede James W. Clarke William Fedorochko, Jr. Charles J. La Belle J. Thomas McCandless William A. Meddings WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Irwin L. Browarsky James W. Clark Arnold W. Cushner Mark H. Frankel DONORS Roy A. Blair II Alfred R. Bornemann WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 59 Roger S. Golomb Frank D. Hamlin, Jr. Ronald N. McElhaney Robert W. Sonnhalter, Jr. Malcolm S. Weiss Michael R. Wilson Douglas P. Woodman Peter B. Eaton Joseph C. Eckert Michael R. Elliott Robert E. Howes G. Donald Markle Donald C. Murray, Jr. James S. Snow, Jr. John G. Turnbull Alexander Weinstein York F. Yochum John Y. Mace, Jr.* Donald N. Merz B. Bruce Mounts Gary D. Richmond James H. Russell Howard Semins John G. Shoop Frank J. Vandall LAZEAR ASSOCIATES John W. Bean Albert G. Nickel MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATE Richard B. Crosbie 1781 ASSOCIATES Norman L. Fine Calvin R. Harvey STATESMEN Raymond H. Baer Charles K. Bens Gabriel J. Bober Fred K. Briard Nelson Bunin Gary E. Campbell Donald E. Cermak Philip R. Delmer CLASS OF 1965 DONORS A. Robert Ahlgren Fred T. Erskine III W. Robert Kennedy Allan N. Levine Allen R. Lewis 43% PARTICIPATION Dennis P. Tihansky FOUNDERS ASSOCIATES Robert M. Beavers, Jr. Adolph V. Falso David C. Leslie PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Conway A. Jeffress, Jr. Larry R. Klevans David B. McWilliams Charles M. Rosenberg JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Allan B. Goodrich Stephen M. Greenberg Michael K. Legg John M. Noah Horatio J. Petrocelly, Jr. R. Douglas Yajko WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Ronald F. Bargiband Geoffrey A. Gwynn J. Gaven Hurley Floyd R. Hyatt Robert J. Jenison, Sr. Richard P. Rush Edward E. Smock John P. Unice We are the ENCOURAGERS Bethany Haver ’12 proudly displays her gratitude to her parents, Ken and Judy Haver, at Commencement 2012. A psychology major and NCAA championship diver, Haver is now coaching recreational gymnastics while pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy. During their daughter’s time at Washington & Jefferson College, the Havers served on the Parents’ Council, a committee of volunteers who act as a bridge of communication between W&J parents and the College’s administration, faculty, students, alumni and friends. “We are so grateful for the rich education and experience that Bethany received during her four years at W&J,” Ken said. “We were excited to join the Parents’ Council so we not only could assist with fund-raising but also be an advocate for the school with parents of prospective and incoming students, and act as an engaged sounding board for the College administration.” Members of the Council are spokespeople for the entire parent constituency and act as leaders in advising and financially supporting W&J. With the help of the Parents’ Council, W&J received more than $114,000 in gifts from parents of current students during the 2011-12 fiscal year. Leonard B. Zadecky STATESMEN John O. Cole, Jr. Kenneth T. Cooper William D. Creighton Lawrence F. Del Pizzo Walter H. Dimling James H. Duff Charles R. Hartman III Doneld R. Howell Charles L. Inglefield Barry H. Kart David A. Kier Franklin D. Kuzy Jan W. Maratta 60 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Alan J. Montgomery Joseph Prestia James O. Scott Terry A. Scott David H. Trask Charles M. Robbins William C. Ruha Edward W. Fox, Sr. Stuart B. Katz Jay A. Leipzig David L. Ream Charles R. Stauffer, Jr. Telford W. Thomas Jack O. Williams John G. Lovelace Gordon E. Swartz WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Wayne C. Baxter Peter B. Bidzila Thomas Scott Boyd, Jr. Samuel K. Rock, Jr. JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES John W. Crawford Curt P. Ellenberg James D. Lebedda Allen C. Snyder DONORS Wayne A. Allridge Jack D. Baer Lawrence W. Bray Arthur S. Brooks Bruce H. Campbell Bruce A. Harlan Ronald E. Hinebaugh Charles McClain Hoak II James B. Hobson, Jr. John M. Junkin, Jr. Richard W. Kirsch, Jr. Bert M. Moldovan Robert J. Murray Burt Joel Nydes Thomas A. Spataro James J. Vangundy Timothy R. Wisecarver Richard P. Zaharoff STATESMEN David B. Agostoni H. James Bayles Frank B. Bertovich John T. Carey Robert M. Entwisle III Norman A. Fair Larry W. Fifer William R. Henrick Richard William Hopkins Gordon F. Keeler, Jr. William J. Koopman III Michael A. Levy Jay W. Lewis Donald A. MacGregor Edward P. McMahon Gerald M. Prado Audra D. Robinson Craig M. Rothman Carl M. Sandler* Jonathan Solomon David G. Trainer Thomas E. Weyer STATESMEN Charles W. Bruton, Jr. Edward J. Dobkin Michael A. Donadee Arnold E. Fingeret Frank M. Hall, Jr. Alex J. Haralam Paul W. Huckans Marc Pollock David W. Seitz David C. Sperling Clyde P. Yates WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Ralph D. Hirsch J. Michael Lacey Victor M. Rudkin STATESMEN Jay D. Allen Kenneth L. Baker Lewis W. Birmingham Kenneth J. Bondra Philip E. Hamill Bert R. Maggio Dean C. Morrow Robinson T. Rhodes William R. Rowse, Jr. Jay K. Sadlon Charles Voinovich, Jr. Daniel J. Wehner Williamson White Gregory D. Zeigler Andrew G. Zelenka, Jr. Anthony Zettlemoyer DONORS Alexander Blain, IV John W. Ceraso Robert S. Frankel Terry J. Hancock William A. Jackson Steven J. Kothe James W. Maloy Carl M. Rock, Jr. CLASS OF 1966 29% PARTICIPATION LEMOYNE ASSOCIATES Jerrell L. Angell James D. Pareso DONORS Thomas P. Benic 1781 ASSOCIATE Robert A. Johnson CLASS OF 1967 30% PARTICIPATION Thomas C. Fry David E. Gadd Alfred P. Ilch Clifford B. Lewis Thomas R. Marshall DONORS Stephen D. Berman Edward D. Beslow Kenneth M. Culbertson, Jr. David P. Flanders Robert B. Ill J. Thomas Lane J. Martin Leach John D. MacMillan George M. Mellis William E. Milligan Donald G. Myers Richard E. Orwig, Jr. Eric W. Oyer Robert E. Petrie, Jr. Gary D. Plummer Harold L. Yankelevitz PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Charles R. Amos Daniel Bethem J. Herbert Gaul, Jr. Dennis Ivan David R. Leonard Lawrence J. Oâ€™Brien, Jr. Victor J. Raskin M. Gerald Schwartzbach Thomas H. Sprague 1781 ASSOCIATE Michael V. Bittenbender PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES George M. Fatula, Sr. Fred N. Herskowitz CLASS OF 1968 26% PARTICIPATION LAZEAR ASSOCIATES JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Barrett Burns Leonard I. Eisenfeld Victor Lazzaro, Jr. Richard T. Clark Charles T. Nason 1781 ASSOCIATE Jeffrey H. Van Hyning JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Kenneth W. Getty, Jr. Gerard M. Kendzior Robert S. Luttrell WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Donald C. Beatty III Clifford C. Evans PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Nicholas P. Brenlove Robert M. Cherry WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 61 CLASS OF 1969 28% PARTICIPATION WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Brian D. Knapp George U. Love II Richard K. Mason James K. Nicely Blaine C. Prinkey J. William Smith Paul M. Zabetakis Thomas A. Musi Mephie-Mbuya Ngoi Harry S. Oakley, Jr. John C. Succop, Jr. James H. Taylor Jeffry H. Young Jeffrey P. Schmoyer John Mark Scott, Jr. Edmund J. Wise, Jr. LEMOYNE ASSOCIATES Charles W. Hergenroeder Patrick J. Rega CLASS OF 1970 25% PARTICIPATION PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Charles W. Harris, Jr. Charles E. Powell, Jr. Robert G. Walker DONORS Ralph L. Amos Thomas W. Carr David J. Cohen Peter M. Falion Charles R. Gillett Kenneth G. Jackson, Jr. Scott P. Kenney Edward Malachosky II William Frederick Martson, Jr. Frederick H. Miller, Jr. Robert J. Mizwa Walter A. Regula, Jr. FOUNDERS ASSOCIATE McClellan A. DuBois STATESMEN Robert E. Arnold A. Paul Aversano Jon A. Barkman Alan S. Drohan Gary W. Geis Ivan J. Kamil George D. Kennedy William H. Markle Frank A. McClure MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATE Walter B. Massenburg JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Thomas W. Armstrong David G. Bashour Charles W. Johnston Robert C. McQueen Lawrence W. Weber PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Terry L. Evans John R. Ferraro Andrew G. McIlvaine Bruce M. Wolf JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Dominic A. Colaizzo Philip J. Jackson Donald G. Lightfoot Gordon C. Miller Robert F. Milspaw Charles A. Parlato Charles W. Zubritsky III WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Eric J. Held Michael P. Lynch John T. Webster STATESMEN Marc Alan Abrams John F. Brady John L. Carroll Jeffrey J. Costantino David L. Garber Psychology and biology major Vanessa Kichline ’12 examines a song sparrow at the Abernathy Field Station for a 2012 Intersession class, one of the many learning opportunities provided to students at Abernathy, a 57-acre parcel of land located just five miles from the Washington & Jefferson College campus. “The Abernathy Field Station is the ideal outdoor classroom,” James March, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, said. “It is a place where students can learn how to see, gain a sense of place, look for patterns in complexity, and all while having fun.” Access to this outdoor classroom, provided by Janet Abernathy and her late husband, Dr. Ernest Abernathy, allows faculty and students to study the structure and function of different ecosystems through both coursework and independent research projects. The habitats support diverse assemblages of birds, salamanders, fish, mammals, insects and more than 100 tree species. Gary S. Haas C. Steven Heft Bruce R. Johnson C. Barton Jones Webster B. Kinnaird Kenneth E. Kirby Philip F Mamolito Ray E. Quickel Edwin A. Young II We are the EXPLORERS 62 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS DONORS James F. Easton Howard M. Freedlander Michael I. Mallinger Jonathan G. Pomeroy David C. Oâ€™Leary Randall S. Peffer Mark G. Perry Thomas R. Ross II Dustin F. Sheldon Ching-Quo Wong Richard H. Pocock, Jr. Robert H. Savarese 1781 ASSOCIATES Dennis A. Kovalsky Jonathan R. Walburn WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Edwin C. Culbertson Kevin S. Ryan, Sr. Gary J. Singer James P. Villotti, Jr. PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Ira E. Baumgartel Dana Graham Devereux Michael S. Siegel Bruce B. Weiner Susan Simon Weiner CLASS OF 1971 34% PARTICIPATION DONORS James A. Blaine, Jr. Lawrence M. Coco Mark E. Davis T. Scott Frank Philip T. Harris Robert S. Henderson Jeffrey P. Lake John P. Margaritis Richard D. Martin Herbert L. Mathews Michael J. Medden Richard C. Melrod William F. Pore Samuel K. Roberts Charles H. Saul Thomas Alfred Thielet Charles Edward Weingartner MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATE Miles H. Simon STATESMEN E. Daniel Ayers, Jr. Caroline Crothers Barone Gregory A. Burke Edward P. Carr, Jr. Robert W. Coren Violet Robertson Forrest Kenneth M. Heffron Mark J. Hershman Scott A. Herz Lee R. Mandel Robert A. McLuckey Alan C. Patterson Thomas H. Prickett Robert A. Relick Donald R. Rodgers, Jr. Anthony J. Seneca 1781 ASSOCIATES Coleman Hughley Edward L. Martin James W. Nickman JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Richard J. Federman Peter C. Lacey R. Burke McLemore Ronald O. Valdiserri PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Zeno N. Chicarilli Frederick M. Hyser Mark R. Koch Robert H. Krupkin WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Daniel R. Casper Alan G. Greenwald Stephen D. Hoyt Mark R. Katlic Honey Carroll Kirk Timothy A. Kulp Thomas W. Smith Gary D. Thompson John V. Trachok JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES James C. Denny William R. Horbatt Nicholas Tapyrik CLASS OF 1972 26% PARTICIPATION M. Terrance Simon Robert M. Surdam, Jr. Lynn McClain Urffer Alfred D. Young, Jr. WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Charles T. Drevna John S. Hastings Jeffrey S. Lyons John L. Mitchell William S. Sheers Kenneth D. Viemeister LAZEAR ASSOCIATE Charles F. Marcy STATESMEN DONORS R. Robert Barone Paul L. Bickerton Ronald N. Bindas William S. Blakemore, Jr. Kurt E. Blaugher John M. Brinsko L. William Cashdollar Charles J. Castoro Wilma Shaffer Caton Jeffrey S. Craig Robert D. Kearney Clifford W. Martin Bruce E. Barton Walter M. Hertenstein Richard C. Hughes III G. David Koepf Jim McCandless James C. Smith, Jr. Glenn W. Vogel Alan B. Witkower Barnet D. Wolf LEMOYNE ASSOCIATES James F. Gismondi, Jr. Samuel J. Paisley MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATE Joseph H. Menendez STATESMEN Jess M. Alonso Charles B. Ardman Gregory L. Arko William J. Bentz William M. Bogan A. Parker Burroughs III T. Andrew Candor David L. Cherry Gordon M. Core Larry D. Corridon Patrick J. Duff Glenn C. Hurley, Jr. Gary E. Kolb Robert L. Lindsay 1781 ASSOCIATE Samuel J. Davis PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Vincent S. Graziano Donald J. Snyder, Jr. D. Lawrence Wickerham CLASS OF 1973 28% PARTICIPATION Norman E. McHolme Brian Milosh Jonathan G. Moll William M. Seneca Peter S. Shek George M. Suder Mark L. Tabor Edwin C. Williams, Jr. Richard A. Williams LAZEAR ASSOCIATES Jonathan M. Conrad Thomas M. Priselac JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Damon J. Faldowski Alexander M. Miller, IV MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATE John L. Bord WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 63 DONORS Paul E. Bernstein Dorothy Standiford Brownlee David S. Dempsey Richard Alan Diehl David E. Junker William L. Lane, Jr. David R. Machak Mark R. Mathews, Sr. Susan Frank McClure Evelyn Young Ruschel Michael G. White Peter J. Ross Stephen M. Ross Barbara Nemesh Walls Peter F. Wilson Peter D. Browne Curtis R. Bucher, Jr. George H. Connerat, Jr. Kevin K. Cutrell Samuel Paul Davis Paul A. D’Orazio J. Gregory Drummond Theodore J. Esborn Dava Esman Susan Nill Flynn William S. Jersey James H. MacBride Dorothy Martin Powers John A. Rodgers Edward B. Wood LAZEAR ASSOCIATE Elizabeth Hurwitz-Schwab WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Robert H. Bickerton Jane Saperstein Drabkin Duncan J. Forsyth Michael R. Girard Charles F. Houghton, Jr. Joanne Burnley Ladley Joseph L. Lenkey David N. Rutt R. Blair Summersgill John A. Yankura MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATES Richard F. Beatty Peter F. Stracci PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATE Ira J. Schulman CLASS OF 1974 24% PARTICIPATION JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Donn B. Atkins Stephen Kresovich Philip D. O’Connell III Gregory A. Olson Brian G. Orr STATESMEN Leonard P. Blass James D. Brodell Chris L. Bromfield DONORS Linda Diludovico Bacha Rita Terek Flaherty Raymond K. Grimes John R. Hillman, Jr. Susan Rush Kepler R. Daniel Knox Robert G. Langley John E. Luginski Tim J. Mains Kathryn E. Podvia Carolyn Nelson Sabroske Frederick D. Zonino, Jr. FOUNDERS ASSOCIATES Barbara Robinson DeWitt Louise Kirkpatrick Ross CLASS OF 1975 23% PARTICIPATION FOUNDERS ASSOCIATE Kenneth R. Melani LAZEAR ASSOCIATE James E. Leckie We are the CHEERLEADERS Young alumni Kara Eaton ’04, Jepthah Orstein ’04 and Kaitlyn Orstein ’09 gather at the annual Fifth Quarter event during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend with Head Swimming and Diving Coach Michael Orstein and his wife, Heather. “My wife Kara and I give back and stay connected to W&J because of the things it has given to us. I was looking through old pictures and it made me want to go back to that time and place,” Jepthah said. “It doesn’t take much for that feeling to happen and I want to make sure future generations can have the same feeling when they look at an old stack of W&J pictures.” The Orsteins joined Washington & Jefferson College’s young alumni in raising more than $10,000 for their alma mater this year, meeting a challenge issued by a generous benefactor. These gifts had triple the impact on W&J as gifts were matched two to one. More than 250 graduates from the classes of 2002 to 2012 participated in the challenge. LEMOYNE ASSOCIATE Thomas A. Shoup 1781 ASSOCIATES James H. Norris Tom Squitieri PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Robin McGinn Graziano Larry A. Makel Michael D. Nettleton Steven J. Pinelli 64 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Beverly Werme Schulman Anthony N. Solomita CLASS OF 1976 22% PARTICIPATION DONORS Mario Dipietrantonio Larry A. Drapela Andrew J. Glaid, IV Robert S. Korneke Stanley J. Kudla Jennifer Jones Lucas David W. Meili Charles S. Palmer, Jr. Mary M. Patnesky Louis S. Rudorfer Jack N. Soodik Voravud Tanvisuth John C. Witsberger Julian H. Ziff James B. Geshay Karen Laine Lazar Donna Levinsky Milewski Christopher L. Montgomery Ernest B. Ricci Stephen F. Shetler Susan F. Smith Stephen D. Tiley Robert A. Urso David J. White Joseph A. Wineman Michael J. Zorch JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Patricia A. Brletic Elaine Kathryn Geris William J. Walls, Jr. FOUNDERS ASSOCIATE Scott H. Leaf LAZEAR ASSOCIATE Craig A. Varga WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Susan Webreck Alman Wayne N. Campbell Janet Zbalishen Casper David Allan Drabkin Mary Fletcher Laplante Thomas J. Lester Patricia A. Metz LEMOYNE ASSOCIATES James A. Steiner David L. White 1781 ASSOCIATES Andrew Aloe Michelle DeFrancesco Aloe DONORS Judith Wuchina Bartelt Thomas M. Biksey William E. Bozzo STATESMEN R. Keith Bragonier Gary L. Churgin Anthony B. Cocciolone Vincent P. D’Auria Aris D. Despo Martin J. Edwards Philip B. Friedman Joseph M. Hanson Max D. Humbert Cary D. Jones Joseph H. Liput, Jr. Steven P. Orbin David W. Powers Mark J. Powers Patricia M. Relosky PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES John J. McCague III Sylvia M. Roma CLASS OF 1977 24% PARTICIPATION Louise Caruso Cox Anita Chipoletti Davis Michael A. Eisenfeld Brooke Elias Linda Nelan Irey P. Keith Jones Cynthia J. Lennox Barbara Senich Miller Thomas G. Necastro Nancy J. Norris Linda Merrill O’Connor William J. Potscavage Catherine Cross Roman Robert J. Somplatsky Mark J. Vavrek LAZEAR ASSOCIATE Keith T. Ghezzi JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Martin Scott Levine Thomas J. Shula LEMOYNE ASSOCIATE Joseph H. Gigler MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATE WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Marc A. Freed Joyce Webb Gelles Susan Kaweski A. Scott Patti Dale W. Pcsolyar Grant A. Ross Kenneth Thomas Andrew B. Walker Evan A. Klein 1781 ASSOCIATE Ray Verlinich PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Lynn Arko Kelley John E. Tate CLASS OF 1978 23% PARTICIPATION DONORS George E. Alter III David W. Beyer Patricia L. Brundage Alan J. Evelyn Glenn R. Flickinger Howard D. Hoffman Ronald A. Ignotz Donald E. McCloskey II James H. Oberfeitinger Joseph A. Veres Bonnie Ciaffoni Watts STATESMEN D. Elgart Aster James H. Cahoon James J. Castle Gary Defilippo Joan Kinick Defilippo John A. Lane William McCune Richard D. Newman Steven D. Preda Marnie Abraham Russell William J. Sofis, Jr. Gary J. Swegal Wallace N. Tobin Jeffrey H. Welsh WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES William B. Connors William W. Cruikshank Paul S. Gelles Wendy Moskat Hamilton Wayne A. Martin Paul P. Medvedo, Jr. Timothy P. Schieffelin Robert D. Sutherland FOUNDERS ASSOCIATE David A. Ross LAZEAR ASSOCIATE Gary A. Silverman LEMOYNE ASSOCIATE John D. Simon 1781 ASSOCIATE Robert Daschbach STATESMEN Jeffry M. Betler Russell A. Drozdiak Mary E. Ducato-Coley Valerie Kikta Fritz PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES C. Michael Irvin Donald M. Morgan WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 65 JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Stephen F. Calderon Lene H. Carpenter Mary C. Martini Timothy W. Morris Robert A. Shor Keith A. Waddle George D. Utley III Thomas John Weir, Jr. Suzanne Nard Swegal John G. Van Cleve Susan Andrews Wiles Cheryl Voskamp Wineman Debora L. Solomon Paula Cohn Sorensen Victoria Dewey Wood STATESMEN Vinh T. Bui Charles B. Dehainaut James M. Fernberger Peter S. Frey Kim Ross Houser Brian K. Kerr Ronald O. Lewis Jeffrey A. Martin F. Noel Parent III Jeffrey T. Recker Louis Scotti Nancy A. Sukys DONORS James E. Bable Steven W. Bartelt James Gizzie Effie Candy Jean Heulitt Mark J. Heulitt Barbara Green Hillebrandt K. Michael Keil Michael S. Myers Jonathan J. Nissenblatt Bradley H. Noll CLASS OF 1979 15% PARTICIPATION 1781 ASSOCIATE Donald S. Dazen WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Susan Inglefield Geiger Robert Pierattini Richard J. Pinelli, Sr. Barbara Burson Rutt Mark C. Shaw PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Peter F. Wagner Jeffrey A. Yunkun JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Harold T. Carpenter Thomas W. Oates, Jr. WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Robert E. Bisel Gordon B. Miller, Jr. STATESMEN Jeffrey D. Cushman David Dusenbery Kerin L. Fresa-Dillon April Fields Greene Wallace B. Greene William A. Irvin III Harry A. Lehman III Barry P. Markovitz Samuel A. Murgie Lawrence L. Plummer, Jr. David L. Sclarsky Dale E. Veres Andrew J. Walko Member of the Board of Directors of the Mylan Charitable Foundation Rodney Piatt (pictured center), presents John Zimmerman, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, and President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D., a check in support of student research internships in the sciences. Funds from the Mylan Charitable Foundation will be awarded to 10 students at Washington & Jefferson College obtaining prestigious summer research internships at various universities and organizations. Through discovery-based research projects, students understand how scientists work on problems, learn laboratory techniques, develop skills in the interpretation of results, and cultivate the ability to analyze data and to integrate theory and practice. “As a result of this generous contribution from the Mylan Charitable Foundation, our students will have hands-on experiences in prominent facilities across the country,” Haring-Smith said. “These experiences will not only assist their studies at W&J but will give them insights into the career of scientific research.” Support from foundations and corporations like Mylan Charitable Foundation plays a significant role in meeting teaching, research and student needs at W&J. Martin J. Yoskovich We are the SUPPORTERS DONORS Gary R. Bedford Douglas A. Bloom Jo Ann Bastaroli Cowden James P. Dornberger, Jr. Charles A. Harry Lawrence E. Loper Ranelle Miele-Nadeau Marjorie Green Opp 66 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS CLASS OF 1980 17% PARTICIPATION Mark E. Vogel Sandra Rosenberger Webb Gloria Bello Witt Richard M. Collins Tina Derose D’Amico William H. Davis Barry R. Fabriziani Robert S. Fiedler JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Dianne McClelland Faldowski Clayton T. Hardon LAZEAR ASSOCIATE Lyn Celenza Dyster CLASS OF 1981 LEMOYNE ASSOCIATE Scott F. Kennedy 29% PARTICIPATION Gary L. Ford Kathleen A. Hazenstab Andrew A. Lafferty Michael D. Lingenfelter Beth Forrest McCleery Timothy L. McErlean Sybil Horne McKeegan B. John Pendleton, Jr. Michele L. Peterson Eugene F. Petrilla Joel S. Rozen Mark M. Saniga Gerald J. Sartori, Jr.* Ronald M. Unice Bradley A. Weber Geoffrey A. Weinstock WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Mark E. Dorogy Carla Lehr Grygiel James R. Grygiel LAZEAR ASSOCIATE MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATE Thomas J. Leydig Mark O. Hrutkay MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATE 1781 ASSOCIATE John Curtis Burns Cheryl Medich Leydig STATESMEN John M. Barry Susan McKown Beard Dorothy Robison Collins Paul D. Crain Sarana Becker Donaldson Michael J. Fediaczko Richard O. Gette Joseph J. Golian Elizabeth A. Hays Peter J. Henry G. Mark Jodon Winona Gardill Keener David F. Landis Chris E. Novak Kevin A. Ohlson Francis X. O’Rourke Michael C. Patrick Carma Sprowls-Repcheck Raymond D. Tedesco Jeffrey L. Weaver 1781 ASSOCIATES PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Pritam M. Advani Donna Haley Grier Eric C. Lundgren A. Michael Pratt Melinda Elish Riccitelli Samuel D. Riccitelli JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Gregory W. Hartley Cheryl A. Maze Lisa Burgunder Morris David B. Myers PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Stephen V. Martin Franklin H. Yoho DONORS Lynn Iams Barger David A. Herchko J. Grant Hormell David B. Jones Joy Kinick Jones Scott Rush Kingston Thomas M. Pappas Patricia Burns Raybuck Leonard E. Schuster Martine L. Stephens JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Frank C. Botta Rosalie Elenitsas Edwin A. McGlumphy, Jr. Steven L. Sterner David R. Westphal WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Brock K. Bakewell Alexander L. Eckman Stephen T. Liu STATESMEN Nancy J. Antol-Sartori Frank Cotter, Jr. Julius Farkas Joseph M. Labuda II Timothy Walter Lucas Jeffrey J. Norton Mary Ann Butera Pendleton Richard B. Pumilia Andrew Christian Rojas Joann Grcich Russak Gary Sams Kim Schroeder Theleen Anthony J. Zinobile WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Richard J. Burnheimer Robert M. Droder Ann P. Fallon Elizabeth A. Griffin Marcia South Klein Joseph A. Molnar Gerald Lee Morosco Kam-Fai Pang Paul A. Scoff Keith S. Somers Rhonda J. Sudina Charles D. Thompson J. Marshall White, Jr. DONORS Patricia Slosky Briggs Florence Haggerty Celento Helen Holland Hall Andrew M. Hirsch Marvin D. Snyder, Jr. Stacey Scariot Snyder Royce W. Wilhelm Joyce Zubritsky Witowski CLASS OF 1982 19% PARTICIPATION MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATE Cindy L. Burchell 1781 ASSOCIATES Lauren Pratt Lundgren Kathy A. Ruhl CLASS OF 1983 18% PARTICIPATION PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES William T. Dymond, Jr. William T. Fritz John T. Lucas David M. Mego Peter M. Panchura George V. Thieroff, Jr. DONORS Linda Andrews-Potts Lisa A. Balash Robert R. Beyer Derek R. Brown PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Christopher S. King Chong S. Park STATESMEN Kelly L. Baker Anthony Calabro, Jr. David A. Cenk WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 67 JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Albert Bates, Jr. Deborah Mendel McGlumphy Alan G. Micco Terrence M. Monteverde Mark A. Wirant CLASS OF 1984 14% PARTICIPATION CLASS OF 1985 16% PARTICIPATION CLASS OF 1986 17% PARTICIPATION MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATE Lisa A. Rehak 1781 ASSOCIATES Ralph J. Reda Kevin L. Welsh LEMOYNE ASSOCIATES Jeffrey J. Conn Joseph G. Gibson PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATE Lesa Moser Thieroff WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Thomas James Condosta Diane Tangalos Dorogy Joseph C. Jordan Karen Maletta Lang Lorie Masturzo Roule Norman T. Roule Robert S. Sensky PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATE Mitchell B. Bassi 1781 ASSOCIATE Antonio C. Torchia JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Thomas D. Baer Joseph V. Columbus Kent W. Davis Melissa A. Hart JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Jacqueline M. Bauer Albert Brennsteiner Edmund D. Graff PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Kathryn Davin Barnes Andrew I. Miller WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Karen Grosso Lambert Russell W. Savory Joseph H. Sproul III WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Mitchell G. Azar Desiree E. Doncals Donald A. Walters JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Dana Cook Baer Nancy Rich Longman Dianne S. Wainwright STATESMEN Jacquelyn Carrozza David L. Conn Jacqueline Semzock Conn Carla T. Falcon-Blackwell Lisa C. Hamilton I. Scott Heller David J. Keener, Jr. David S. Kushner David J. Leggett Cynthia Amodio Levi Cynthia Leposki Martin Robert A. Puntel Susan M. Rybacki Beth A. White Miroslava Zeleznik-Landis STATESMEN Leighton J. Annis II Anne Palmieri Ansa Jeffrey F. Ciaramella Adam D. Cohen Helen Vardy Gricks Timothy J. Gricks Joseph P. Herbst Virginia Bolton Jaeger Marjorie Jordan Ostrowski David E. Shaffer Susan Losko Sollenberger Katherine Spurrier Steratore Weslene Tanner Tallmadge Denise Keefer Von Herrmann Joseph J. Wagner, Jr. STATESMEN Marsha L. Chaffins-Zingas Janice J. Durham-Worthington Cynthia Reese Heller Beth Johnson-Harris Michelle Bucci Lagnese Stephen M. Lichtman Kathleen Wolf Osten Patrick N. Patchen, Jr. Timothy J. Pifer Dan Radke Cathy Spangler Sams Lynne M. Simpson Richard L. Sweeney, Jr. Linda Hunt Wagner James J. Wano WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Geri L. Bacu Ruth Pecyk Clemens Gregory J. Conte Karen Thieroff Sproul STATESMEN Lisa Garchar Amoroso Troy Donald Boone Todd D. Casteel Edward T. Henefer John G. Hollis Elizabeth Rose Jacobs Edward A. Jaeger, Jr. Sheila Hogan Kron James W. Lane, Jr. Adam G. Lougee Barbara Nagle Muench Robert J. Walters Karen D’Angelo Yochum DONORS Steven K. Aronoff Anthony D. Bartirome Daniel P. Colligan Ms Julie Evans Coyne John C. David Lauren Schwerha Farrell Paula Kostolansky Ferrato Brenda Crosier Gundersen Andrew J. Harris Kenneth H. Jaynes Sharon Cmar Murtha Kira Yarosh Rudolph Kris Makar Rushman Lynn Waltenbaugh Brian A. Weston DONORS Frederick Ceslak Veronica A. Constantine Louis M. Dayich J. Douglas Farrell J. Daniel Hochberg Clay C. Kilgore Regis Raubaugh Beth Brinsky Villotti DONORS Valentina Petrone Avery Karen Kotyk Beisner James A. Boyd Mark S. Dugan George E. Fleming, Jr. Martha Kyle Gluck Amy Midouhas Keating Rhonda Stanek Petit Bartley T. Quillin Linda W. Shilatz Shawn J. Snarey John M. Varlotto DONORS Michael A. Bush Christine L. Fleming Randall G. Klimchock Jill Stipanovich McLinden Kathleen Tomko Molinaro Michael Potkul Gregg A. Shivers Harry A. Stiffler, Jr. Annette Tangalos Tsimouris Patrick J. Uram 68 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS CLASS OF 1987 14% PARTICIPATION CLASS OF 1988 14% PARTICIPATION CLASS OF 1989 11% PARTICIPATION JEFFERSON ASSOCIATE Melissa Madura Anderson FOUNDERS ASSOCIATE Patrick A. Correnty LAZEAR ASSOCIATE Mary Jane Miller JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Ross J. Langford John E. Retzloff WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Michael J. Abriatis Karen Kronson Gerstner Daniel A. Rosenthal Matthew K. Sohn LEMOYNE ASSOCIATES Rebecca Keen Longsworth LeAnne Trachok MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATE Bernard W. Stanek, Jr. 1781 ASSOCIATES William S. Platt Liese Kasparek Vito PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Tina Anania Eckhardt Edith Slafka Willcox WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Lynn A. Colaiacovo Thomas E. Dinnin Jerry I. Hadrych Michael J. Lucas Michael E. McClain Randall S. Raner STATESMEN Lisa Lorenzo Donina David P. Raiken Sally J. Reigel Brenda Gelder Ribar Pamela Fink Vidmar George A. Walton, III Michelle Sharik Wilkinson Elizabeth Birmingham Williams Damon W. Zeigler PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Robert M. Howard Wendy Anderson Howard Steven P. Woratyla JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Tracey Turner Corso Barbara Lange April Novelli Langford STATESMEN John M. Cicchini M. Carolyn Foust Kinskey Gabriel S. Lazzaro Kerry L. McBride Tara Kern Rose Tracey M. Vogel G. Richard Zimmerman II JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Kevin B. Cook Robert M. Smith Daniel G. Zavadak WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Dominick N. Biangone William Garner Christina Butto Midcap James D. Patrizi DONORS Cameron C. Altmar Marc S. Brodsky Benjamin T. Buttriss Kathleen Whelan Goldbeck Tracy M. Reed Christopher F. Riordan Tracy Moore Riordan Gabrielle A. Scarpaci Hazel J. Urbano-Schultz James K. Watson WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Robert A. Adkins Elizabeth McCarrell Crumrine Tana J. Klair Julie Page Lapcevic Thomas G. Lapcevic Philomena Divizio Thomas DONORS STATESMEN James M. Cappelli Jay B. Clayton Marijo Curran Freedman Neil S. Freedman Dan Halulko III Andrew C. Heublein Cynthia Sherensky King Kirk M. Lago Richard M. Mazza Tracey Dragovich Melograne Michael J. Mortimer J. Matthew Sweeney Sally Harvison Andreaco Susan Miller Brown Mary-Margaret Wiker Conjelko Louis P. Craig Vidya Nayak Craig Brian T. Doherty Thomas B. Foster Margaret L. Johnston Mary Bonkoski Leah Grant M. Lucas Cynthia Rothblum Oviatt Susan Storrick Timko Catherine Coyne Watson CLASS OF 1991 11% PARTICIPATION STATESMEN Rose Plovic Baker Lynn Cameron Stephen A. Kesicki Francis P. King Loretta D. McMahon Samuel K. Miller Jack R. Rea Peter M. Rose Edward P. Wojnaroski, Jr. LAZEAR ASSOCIATE David A. Steinberg 1781 ASSOCIATE DONORS Carol Logsdon Bichler Brian D. Brown Kathleen L. Cigana I. Lynn Wallace Dodd Harry A. Sporidis CLASS OF 1990 11% PARTICIPATION JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES David P. Crowe Jeffrey R. Sullivan Kristine L. Zottola 1781 ASSOCIATE Brian R. Hamlin, Sr. DONORS Kimberly Knoche Bittner James D. Greaves Emily Smith Heim Brian P. Molinaro Steven S. Ramey Maria Rosini Greaves Marna McCormick Hicks Sherri Aronhalt Laing Catherine Scanga Ribaudo Virginia Zirngibl Somplatsky Michael A. Timko Kimberly Kupfer Villani PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Jennifer Thuransky Magee Mark A. Shaw Diane Sims Thompson James P. Valecko WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Beth Cohen Abriatis Noelle Hoeffner Barr Diane Girdish Burke WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 69 Seth A. Litman Craig S. Markovitz Jean Henry Mullen William L. Thomas DONORS Rita Pasko Camacho Bethany Sage Curtis Lisa Bagay Hawrot Peter J. Magnotta Renee M. Miller Michael J. Myers Natalie Rega Nichols Dana Icenhour Olshefski Louise A. Skiviat George D. Smith Christopher Sprando Mark Alan Walczyk Kacey C. Wiedt DONORS Cynthia N. Fulford Lisa A. Hall Donna L. Henderson Deborah J. Kepple-Mamros Lesly Mituzas McAfee Adam A. Zollinger STATESMEN Kelli Wasserstrom Gellis Patti J. Lacock John W. C. McNabb Jamie Josey Medved Michele Streppa Niklaus STATESMEN Stephanie Brady Blackwell Christopher A. Butler Pamela Hunt Capaldi Edward J. Cirra Denise Urso Galloway John F. Graff, IV Kelly A. Kimberland Kaivon A. Maknoon Jane Perry Patricia Raymond Raiken Laura Starling Silber Kari DeCarlo Strathern DONORS Nancy Killen Bryant CLASS OF 1994 10% PARTICIPATION Penny Suwak Dufalla Ryan L. George John A. Haines Stephanie Steiner Kubik Thomas G. McLellan III Suzanne Heaton Musselman Bryan M. Sejvar Denise Lynn Shearer JEFFERSON ASSOCIATE Claudia B. Sweger CLASS OF 1993 9% PARTICIPATION WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Katherine Wiedt Kovalan R. Reed Kovalan D. Craig Russell III Robert W. Stewart, Jr. DONORS J. Marc Buskirk Nicholas A. Como Brian M. Osborn Joy Wilhelm Rowland Laura Pawk Santora LEMOYNE ASSOCIATE Paula Shurina Conn CLASS OF 1996 10% PARTICIPATION 1781 ASSOCIATE Brian M. Popko STATESMEN Kenyon R. Bonner Diane L. Carlisle George M. Fatula, Jr. Nancy A. Istenes Matthew H. Johnson Daniel T. Lader Jonathan A. Levkulich Chris J. Roe Andrew J. Tabler Elisa Violi Taffe Christina Tuminella Andrew J. Veyliotti 1781 ASSOCIATE Jason D. Isaly PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATE Elizabeth Wood Sanders CLASS OF 1992 10% PARTICIPATION Jeffrey P. Hufnagel Michele Abate Hufnagel Miriam Mavrich Trelka WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Michael Sean Antonis Tricia Lander Antonis Jason E. Baer 1781 ASSOCIATE Jill Switalski Hamlin WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES John F. Caccamese, Jr. Suzanne Van Ness Caccamese Mary Kuster Litman Thomas J. Rooney, Sr. Jennifer Timpson Russell PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Gilbert Floyd, Jr. Darin P. Trelka STATESMEN Rebecca Titus Colosimo Steven F. Colosimo Jason M. Furer Samuel B. Ickes Michelle Leonard Leavy Jennifer L. Lojek Todd M. Luckasevic Robert M. Oelschlager DONORS Merrilee Werner Anderson Jonathan Q. Kenney John E. Kosar III Lisa Pasierb JEFFERSON ASSOCIATE April Cunningham Kline STATESMEN Raymond Keith Cross, Jr. Beth Ann Hennen Gorby Samuel R. Gottlieb Bradley F. Kendzior Nicholas J. Kubik III David D. Kuhn Michelle Pasquino Elaine Brown Rayski Julie Grebenz Rothbardt Charles R. Weimer R. Clint Zollinger WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Tracey Foglia Burkholder Judy Ann Gehrlein Bush CLASS OF 1995 9% PARTICIPATION Jennifer F. Shugars James A. Sitter Anna Maratos Spence STATESMEN Jeffrey A. Barczak Suzanne D’Onofrio Cappelli Donna L. Deist Kristin Niehl Dess Jennifer Lynn Van Horn Dorris JEFFERSON ASSOCIATE Jacob Petkovich DONORS Jamie L. Barni-Bomberger Brandi Kann Coburn Antonio Digiandomenico Brenda Bain Filer Michael J. Forslund WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Dana Dellapiazza Brant T. Miller 70 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Jeffrey D. Hodor Jacki Greenewald Ruskay WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Thomas P. Clark Timothy M. Hurley DONORS Victoria L. Crile Brandy Lynn Behanna Glenn Matthew J. Harasty Stacie Cass Harasty Holly Richert Jacobs Jason M. Kelecic Kelly J. Kozon Richard L. Lesnock Patrick J. McMahon Eric J. Monzo Timothy R. Purcell Kelly L. Ronk Paul M. Rossmont Sarah Ebner Scott CLASS OF 2001 8% PARTICIPATION CLASS OF 1997 11% PARTICIPATION Alexander M. Keddie, V JEFFERSON ASSOCIATE Robert P. Swart STATESMEN PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATE Jason E. Luckasevic Stacey Rhodes Brower Francisco F. Bryant Lyric Winona Clark Brad A. Collins Jennifer Frank Goodman Bryon B. Hobbs Donna Elaine Jacobe Hobbs Erin A. Kennedy Bernadette Rosario Sitter Nikki A. Wilson WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Samuel R. Pazicni Jennifer Baumgartel Zangardi WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES A. Noelle Carpenter Gasparovich Christopher J. Merck Philip A. Steigner STATESMEN Jennifer S. Beam Nicole Bosley Bednarski DONORS Jennifer L. Badger STATESMEN William A. Brandstetter II Daniel P. Brower Hans H. Frederick Michael D. Hetcko Timothy L. Jacobs Stacey Hannan Liulias Christopher M. Merlo Robert V. Serych, Jr. Lauren Radocay Thomas DONORS Jonathan E. Anderson Begene Baker Bahl Angela M. Bukovinsky Heather Zackal Etner Christine Buono Harrison Jeffrey D. Johnson Shelley Ruffner Johnson Jennifer Stanoszek Kallenborn Scott J. Kallenborn Lynn Hoak Keller Christopher S. Musuneggi Nilesh Patel Heather Miller Purcell Michael J. Revak Adam J. Veltri Gregory W. Williams Christopher B. Witte Michael A. Wright CLASS OF 2000 10% PARTICIPATION David T. Braun Katherine Miller Campbell Lindsey H. Detrick Joanne Stanley Frye Matthew D. Henry Carrie Lynch Lamere Melissa A. Miseyka Justin R. Moccaldi Leif J. Ocheltree Jared L. Olanoff Christopher P. Pushic Jeanine Samolovitch Revak Evan L. Uselton PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATE Kelly Gablick Luckasevic WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Nathan R. Luderer Liz Newman John D. Snook III Julie Folger Woolley Ebony Miller Yeboah-Amankwah DONORS John T. Andrew Chelosky Kim Rohal Digiandomenico Patti Zeidler Erdely Deanne Blum Forslund Stephanie Hull German Louis D. Kitsko Lisa Baxter Leach George V. Lewis III Elizabeth A. Mehok Wendy Lowry Melda Keith A. Miller John Andrew Scott STATESMEN Lindsay Lubecki Anness Vito C. Beneccio Jennifer L. Colpo Scott D. Hamilton Lindsay J. Ledwich Kathy Heffernan Sharp CLASS OF 2002 12% PARTICIPATION JEFFERSON ASSOCIATE MaryGrace Jackovic CLASS OF 1999 9% PARTICIPATION Jimil B. Wilson WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Jeffrey N. Kinsey Michelle R. McCreery CLASS OF 1998 13% PARTICIPATION DONORS Victoria Domalakes Bray Diana Wallace Demedici Amanda Niebauer Dunn Greg R. Dunn, Jr. Todd W. Feathers James R. Maloy Michelle Martelli Ocheltree Joel A. McClosky Andrea Singley Rolinski Christopher L. Seese Traci Wilson Seese PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATE Tera Zaremba Clutter STATESMEN Christopher A. Gisler John Richard Gulakowski Joshua N. Jeffries Stephanie S. Monroe Jonathon S. Pons Betty H. Rainier David A. Rometo Jonathan D. Zahler PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Amy L. Barrette F. Anthony Clutter WASHINGTON ASSOCIATE Peter J. Gulden III JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Janel F. Foster Amy Seman Hartman STATESMEN Emily Bush Frank P. Nathan Frank III Paula Ream Powell WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 71 DONORS Rachel Ellen Steinberg Barnett Jennifer M. Barozie Adrienne L. Bogdanowicz Matthew H. Brandstetter Donald M. Brunker Rebecca S. Fong Kristine L. Fritz Michael T. Fuga Keith A. Gruber Maegan Macri Joseph Rose Marie Fedor Kraeer Nathan E. Longstreth Jennifer A. Molin Linda Campbell Neill Raelynn Regula David R. Shoup David H. Woessner Roger W. Wortman, Jr. Matthew J. Zane Nicholas A. Zane DONORS Adam M. Bergamasco Angela M. Bertugli Matthew S. Bettinazzi Brianne N. Bilsky Brian J. Sweeney Gary K. Tan CLASS OF 2007 9% PARTICIPATION CLASS OF 2004 10% PARTICIPATION Cori A. Bloom Meghan Deisroth Borroner Jon Buck STATESMEN Corey D. DiGiovanni Stephen W. Kiefer Brady P. McMahon Danielle Witucki Skowronski WASHINGTON ASSOCIATE Karalee A. Noga Anthony J. Franz Katherine L. Harner Jonathan E. Lozosky Anthony D. Mahramus Audrey M. Marks Cassandra J. Nicastro Matthew R. Phillips Natalie Glass Podkul Rita Vacca Sikora Todd M. Vaccaro Clint E. Watson Christina Hutchinson Weiss STATESMEN Gary E. Conkle Zachary E. Golembiewski DONORS Rebecca S. Barrett Steven N. Berk Justin T. Carr Lisa Teitelbaum Carr William J. English Maria M. Ermolova Paul A. Esber John G. Gilkes DONORS Michael S. Anderson Rachel Armitage Brown Juliann Boyd CLASS OF 2003 10% PARTICIPATION Damian J. Carrieri Maureen E. Connolly Teri R. Daniel Kelly J. Dollins Kara S. Eaton Randall J. Hall Brooke M. Helfer Jonathan B. Herbert Sean T. Logue Emily McGuire Lozosky Justin S. Mankey Tamara L. Miseyka Jepthah M. Orstein Michael E. Petrosky Mauri E. Peyton, II Abbey C. Ross Rocco Serrao Jonathan R. Stehle, Jr. Michelle Goldsboro Thomas Antonio L. Valone Samuel E. Young CLASS OF 2006 10% PARTICIPATION Megan Zigarovich Hart Samuel G. Mann Nadia D. Mills Sarah H. Rosko Raul Sandoval, Jr. Ryan J. Schrift Patrick R. Stewart Brandon J. Studer Tammy Svitek Eric M. Taslov Christopher P. Varacallo Cory T. Walsh Paul L. Weygandt III Kimberly Sawlsville Zeiders PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Kristin M. Ondecko Ligda Emily J. Peters STATESMEN Nicole L. Carolla Jeffrey M. Ford Jason M. Loughman Jennifer G. Vicinie Sarah Denny Zink WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Audrey Taylor Bores Amy L. Butler STATESMEN Robert R. Dunn Robert P. Luc Michelle Nichole Riley Pons Shannon Miller Volk Karin Wong DONORS Jeffrey L. Bender Ryan A. Booth Stephen Capone Jr. Thomas C. Charley Kimberly J. Cieslik Sara Drischler Christine A. Gallagher Katie Groznik Goehring Scott L. Heyl Matthew S. Hilliard CLASS OF 2008 8% PARTICIPATION DONORS Kelly Skubick Airel Gina Marie Bernardo Cortney DiGiovanni Capo Kisa M. Lape Amber Perkins Phillips Christina Bruno Pushic Brent A. Rockwell Matthew J. Silvis Mary Rosendale Singeltary Brian W. Swartzlander, Jr. Christian T. Wolfe Kaleen Spangler Wolfe STATESMEN Yianni G. Barakos Ashley N. Holman Melissa Camerota McMahon Stephanie S. Yeager CLASS OF 2005 9% PARTICIPATION Samantha L. Malone Hollis Zemany McLachlan Aimee Festa Mitchell Journey E. Myers Nicole A. Pruss Michael A. Ridenour, Jr. Andrew J. Rinefierd Stephen D. Schlauch Danielle M. Senge Michelle L. Shaver WASHINGTON ASSOCIATE Emory L. Redd DONORS Cheryl A. Angus Gregory T. Barton Daniel D. Brodland Stefanie L. Brown Ashley D. Carbaugh STATESMEN J. Mark Frankovitch Nicole Chorba McCandless 72 2011 â€“ 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Rose A. Cunningham Jessica M. D’Arcy Kelsey E. Donahue Dana L. Drexler Lauren E. Fenicle John F. Foran Brian D. Frank, Jr. Ryan W. Gregg Charvonne N. Holliday Cody L. Hoop Crystalyn Lee Johnson Ruby I. Klashman Lawrence W. Latta, Jr. Nicholas A. Matty Colin P. McNamara Christine R. Muha Juliana Novak Michael J. Reddy Kristen S. Walburn Carly R. Wilson Elaina R. Sendro Amanda N. Sheehan Matthew P. Stripp Jordan O. Thompson Benjamin D. Veres Leslie Walker Andrew J. Winiarski Kolbey M. Seidel Millicent E. Shek Ashley M. Smith Breanna M. Smith Sommer L. Sprowls Jordan Stanley CLASS OF 2010 13% PARTICIPATION CLASS OF 2011 15% PARTICIPATION Stephanie E. Thellman Alexandra M. Tropea Mary F. Welter Julianne T. Zackey STATESMEN David M. Carroll Connor A. Frank Sarah E. Homulka Daniel N. Martin Rachel L. Stasny WASHINGTON ASSOCIATE Eric J. Baran CLASS OF 2012 STATESMEN Zachary L. Pugliese Catherine R. Rowley 41% PARTICIPATION DONORS Daniel T. Barringer Joshua A. Barron Craig R. Besong Nathan D. Bucklew Diana M. Campbell Shawn A. Carpenter STATESMAN Jacob D. Testa DONORS Julia C. Balacko Meghan M. Bickerton Joseph Breckons III Ashley N. Briggs Paige M. Butka Ashley E. Cavalcanto Tyler J. Charles Bradley T. Cieslinski Chamois R. Crookshanks David J. Doom John G. Dumnich, Jr. Taylor J. Eddens Michael C. Ferraro Edward T. Hirsh Shane Jones Joshua N. Kohler Heather M. Kraus William R. Krause Christian D. Larson Matthew R. Lawton Michael J. Lewandowski Marc G. Lubline Melanie L. Lusnak Tessa L. Markle John B. Mathews Matthew R. McNally Cency G. Middleton Amy L. Mihalchik Justin M. Mondok Eden L. Penatzer Emma C. Price Nicholas G. Puckett Daniel J. Ramous Shanna E. Reese Rachel Riegel DONORS Elizabeth A. Adamski Carolyn M. Averback Elizabeth Bendick Anna V. Blake Benjamin K. Boehme Jamey L. Butala Hanna K. Carroll Chelsea L. Chedrick Joanne E. Chojecki Bradley M. Class Crystal A. Clement Amanda N. Colton Catherine J. Corcoran Liann M. Correia Emily C. Couch Graham H. Cowieson Sarah M. Cull Benjamin R. Daggett Caleb B. David Kelsey M. DelGreco Michael B. Digman Kourtney E. Doman Emily A. Dowler Stephen W. Dukes Lina M. Echeverri Tara A. Fatula Patrick R. Fening RaeLynn Forsyth John E. Frazier III Gregory E. French Dara A. Gold Samantha A. Grahn Cayla M. Grodotzke Matthew G. Gruber II CLASS OF 2009 9% PARTICIPATION Courtney S. Caruso Sarah R. Charley D’Rese N. Despert Tabatha A. Dorman Douglas V. Edwards, Jr. Christina E. Festa Nathan J. Flesher Andrea C. Fletcher Michael J. Gielata Ryan J. Gratchick Bryan J. Hanrahan Talia R. Hughes Tyler J. Kaido William H. Kidston Sara M. Lamars Daniel A. Mason Katherine E. Nega Katie L. O’Connor Joshua S. Ridenour Megan C. Rielly Michael L. Rush Dean A. Saunders Caitlin M. Schaefer Matthew M. Seefeld David M. Singer Kelsey R. Spec Marissa A. Stevens Katherine A. Stout Megan E. Strayer Micheal C. Thomas Willis P. Thomas STATESMEN Rahul Bazaz Kerri A. DiGiovanni Sean P. Jasionowski Alicia J. Kordistos Thomas J. Stock Kimberly J. Urcho DONORS Emily R. Allen Bradley L. Begonia David L. Bucar Matthew Chapman Megan L. DuBois William S. Flynn Carl A. Frankovitch Pierce W. Hance, Jr. Erin Kisak Samantha Knapek Staci Kubiak Lindsay M. Leone David Lewandowski Mandy E. McManamon Kalie M. Minick Brigitte M. Myers Amanda R. Nicastro Paul J. Pfeuffer Carley R. Riggin WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 73 Michael L. Harding, Jr. Zachary T. Hare Bethany A. Haver Christopher E. Hawk Brittany E. Homcha Adam S. Ivusich Donnelle S. Jageman Sean M. Jericho April M. Johnson Bradley S. Jurik James Kaufman Brenden P. Kelley Vanessa K. Kichline Courtney D. Kirker Ashley N. Kirkpatrick Sara E. Kissell Craig M. Kornick Victoria C. Kowalewski Michele C. Krasnesky Joanna E. Krause Andrew Lacy, Jr. Matthew J. Landfried Jason C. Lee William F. Lewis Jacob F. Lippert Hannah J. Lott Julie M. Lotzmann Kaitlyn C. Loy Evan M. Lutton Richard J. Mary Eugene W. McCourt Shanna R. McDonough Robert F. McMahon, Jr. Jacob B. Mellor Patrick F. Memari Alexander V. Midolo-Cleveland Marissa A. Milchak Hannibal M. Miles Kelsye A. Milliron Brittany L. Mills Michael D. Morris Troy Mueller Abigail A. Musial Matthew J. Needles Lauren B. Novak Kerri E. Nunnamaker Brittney R. Oake Sloane B. O’Donnell Ryan G. Pankiewicz Nicholas G. Paouncic Ji Woong Park Theodore B. Passyn Meghan A. Patrick Caitlin A. Quicksell James R. Ransaw Alicia M. Ritts Mitchell S. Rose Morgan J. Ross Shane M. Rumbaugh Stephanie S. Saussol Lisa M. Schenkel Lucas F. Schorr Ian P. Scully-Szejko Emma C. Shebest Lauren P. Silvio Amanda H. Soraiz Katie J. Steider Alicia J. Stoyanoff Dreadless B. Stubbs Eric T. Stultz Brittany M. Swartzwelder Dustin A. Tanner Ellie M. Tecza Cory Thoma Taylor N. Thompson Jenna J. Tomashosky David J. Trushel Elizabeth K. Turcik Lance V. Turturice Nicholas J. Tyger Anna Urchek Brittany N. Vogel Natalie A. Vukmer Alyssa V. Vukson Courtney M. Walsh Jenna M. Wandrisco Taylor A. Warmbrodt Andrew K. Wellins Sarah I. White Justin A. Wise Kristina J. Woodside Abbey J. Woodward Emily A. Yarbenet Alexander S. Zoretich Parents Parents and grandparents of students and alumni see first hand the value of a W&J education through the experiences of their children and grandchildren. The College is grateful for their generous contributions to support its operations. James H. Norris ’75 and Ann Annase Judith S. Rettger Daniel Rooney and Patricia Rooney Ray Verlinich ’77 and Martha L. Verlinich PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Stewart Adams and Andrea Adams Michael C. Bednar and Tammy Bednar John Blake, Jr. and Cheryl Blake Harriet Branton Pamela L. Burns Ronald Calhoon and Susie Calhoon Nicholas J. Cavoti and Teresa Cavoti Michael R. Cohen and Laura J. Cohen George M. Fatula, Sr. ’67 and Renetta D. Fatula Paul G. Finch and Marie A. Finch William T. Fritz ’82 and Mary Fritz Kenneth Haver and Judith Haver C. Michael Irvin ’78 and Paula Irvin Joseph Jackovic and Dorothy Jackovic Sitha Rama Katragadda and Sudha R. Katragadda Lynn Arko Kelley ’77 Rick Kohr II and Holly Kohr Joseph B. Leckie ’50 and Betty Leckie David Lynch and Dorothy Davis Kevin Hackett and Mary Beth MacIulla Stephen V. Martin ’81 and Kathleen Martin Andrew G. McIlvaine ’70 and Julie McIlvaine Michael Dean Mosites and Andrea Mosites Donald J. Snyder, Jr. ’72 and Karen Foster Snyder Luke Sossi and Jessica Sossi Gordon E. Swartz ’68 and Deborah C. Doyle George V. Thieroff, Jr. ’82 and Lesa Moser Thieroff ’84 John Turcik and Priscilla Turcik FOUNDERS ASSOCIATES Anonymous Richard Cameron and Edwina W. Cameron H’00 McClellan A. DuBois ’70 and Lynn DuBois David A. Ross ’78 and Dana Crummer Peter J. Ross ’74 and Louise Kirkpatrick Ross ’74 LAZEAR ASSOCIATES John R. Echement H’98 and Gertrude J. Echement Mark O. Hrutkay ’81 Daniel Rowley and Judith Rowley LEMOYNE ASSOCIATES John E. Frazier II ’62 and Nicole Frazier Joseph G. Gibson ’86 and Elizabeth Gibson Scott F. Kennedy ’80 and Paula Kennedy David L. White ’76 and Jackie Jones MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATES William P. Keen and Sarah Keen Cindy C. Ross Mark J. Ross Kevin Smith and Terri Smith 1781 ASSOCIATES Andrew Aloe ’76 and Michelle DeFrancesco Aloe ’76 Howard J. Burnett H’98 and Maryann DePalma Burnett John Curtis Burns ’80 Donald S. Dazen ’79 and Karolyn N. Dazen John Easoz and Patricia Easoz Edward Galligan and Linn Galligan Kenneth M. Mason, Jr. ’64 and Marilyn Roberts 74 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Lori Callen Dominic A. Colaizzo ’70 and Rachael Colaizzo Daniel Faulk and Cynthia H. Faulk Ronald W. Frank and Marsha K. Frank Elaine Kathryn Geris ’75 and Richard Allen Falk E. W. Jeffreys and Beverly Jeffreys Jeffrey S. Lehman and Debra G. Lehman John Lott and Lucy Lott Jennifer Roberts Jacqueline Scarborough Richard R. Soeder and Barbara L. Soeder Claudia B. Sweger ’94 and Craig R. Sweger William J. Walls, Jr. ’75 and Barbara Nemesh Walls ’74 Neil E. Wummer and Grace Wummer John Mary and Cathy Mary Stephen C. Minana Stephen W. Nugent and Lori A. Long Gregory O’Neill and Lynne O’Neill Michael H. Orstein and Heather Orstein Richard Rattner and Heather Rattner Gregory Ringeling and Joan Ringeling Arthur J. Rooney, Jr. Howard Rosenberg and Kathleen Rosenberg Ronald Roth and Sheila Roth Victor M. Rudkin ’68 and Barbara G. Rudkin Kevin S. Ryan, Sr. ’72 and Carol Ryan Nicholas L. Sewell and Magda L. Binion Supote Sriwattanakomen and Sutinee Sriwattanakomen George Stewart II and Susan Stewart John P. Unice ’65 and Carolyn Unice Rozanne Winfield David Breen and Mary Jo Breen Gary R. Brod and Marcia A. Brod Paul R. Callaway and Mary Allison Callaway Richard A. Campbell and Sandra Campbell Brian Carlin and Cheryl Carlin John Cezniak and Patricia Cezniak Nicolette Chiesa Mark Chomas and Suzanne Chomas Thomas Clark and Karen Clark Anthony B. Cocciolone ’75 and Carol A. Cocciolone Edward Conkle Carl Correia and Karen Correia James T. Couch and Anne L. Couch Paul D. Crain ’82 and Kathleen D. Crain Beth A. Creehan and Richard A. Creehan Kenneth Cronin and Linda Cronin Dennis Crookshanks and Rebecca Crookshanks David J. Cunningham and Karen E. Cunningham Robert B. Daggett and Sharon E. Daggett Vincent P. D’Auria ’75 Gary Defilippo ’76 and Joan Kinick Defilippo ’76 Amy Depew David DiBenedetto, Sr. and Corrine DiBenedetto Joseph W. DiCecco and Kathleen A. DiCecco Paul Doman and Kathleen Doman Nicholas Dubina and Barbara E. Dubina Eric Egelman Robert Erdely and Michele Erdely Raymond Ewald and Judith Ewald W. Gordon Fediaczko ’59 and Nancy Fediaczko John Fink and Terri Fink Susan Forkus Violet Robertson Forrest ’72 and Robert G. Forrest Robert Foust and Tracey Foust Bill Gaber and Cindy Gaber George Gavin and Nancy Gavin Ralph Germak and Mary Germak James B. Geshay ’77 and Renee P. Geshay Stan Glowaski and Anna Marie Glowaski Robert Goodney and Jana Goodney Robert Goodwin, Jr. and Darla Goodwin Frederick A. Green and Eva L. Green Joseph Griffith and Lora Griffith Tim Guy and Lisa Guy Robert Hanna and Susan Hanna Roy T. Hare and Debra A. Hare Edward Heltman Lawrence Hennen Martha F. Hettchen Samuel A. High, Jr. and Sherine High Edward Hornak and Catherine Hornak Max D. Humbert ’75 and Barb Humbert Lew Irwin and Marcia Irwin Thomas Jenkins and Joyce Jenkins Lucy Johnson and Stephen T. Johnson Paul Kaminski and Patti Kaminski Robert D. Kearney ’73 and Susan Kearney Robert Kirkpatrick, Jr. and Lori Kirkpatrick Leonard Kmett and Jolene Kmett Keith Knopes and Barbara Knopes Rosemary Kosiorek William A. Krasnesky Doug R. Krause and Christine D. Muller Krause Paul Krause and Kathryn Krause Robert L. Krepps and Linda L. Krepps Michelle Bucci Lagnese ’85 Frank Lally, Jr. and Kriss Lally Kevin Lee and Marisa Lee James Lesniak Merico Lignelli, Jr. and Jodi Lignelli Louise Lippincott Mark E. Lobell Gary R. Lofgren and Maria A. Manocchio WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Bernard A. Staskiewicz ’47 and Phyllis Staskiewicz Susan Webreck Alman ’75 and Robert J. Alman Paul Baroffio and Mary Lynn Baroffio Anthony C. Canterna and Patricia Canterna David Allan Drabkin ’75 and Jane Saperstein Drabkin ’74 William W. Dukett and Shirley Dukett Vincent S. Franz, Jr. ’57 and Patricia Franz James R. Grygiel ’82 and Carla Lehr Grygiel ’82 James Halferty and Donna Elaine Halferty David J. Havranek and Gwen Havranek Karl Hiss, Sr. and Patricia Hiss Stephen Homcha and Margaret Homcha Raymond Johnston, Jr. and Dana Johnston Thomas G. Lapcevic ’87 and Julie Page Lapcevic ’87 Andrew Mangold and Laurie Mangold Samuel G. Mann and Debra Mann STATESMEN Timothy Abraham and Beth Abraham Joseph Alvarez and Melinda Alvarez Nancy Angell Nancy J. Antol-Sartori ’80 John Augustine and Tammy Augustine Deborah Bacha Robert Beaudoin and Donna Beaudoin William N. Bennett and Karen A. Bennett Jeffry M. Betler ’77 and Susan A. Betler David Bevilacqua and Elizabeth Bevilacqua Michael Bivona and Deborah Bivona Patricia Bleuher Robert B. Bogdewiecz and Mary Z. Bogdewiecz Gerard Boronsky and Rosemary Boronsky William B. Boyles H’98 and Lee Boyles Scott R. Brady and Janet L. Brady WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 75 Kevin Long and Michelle Long Tsambikos Mahramas and Robin Mahramas Revan Maragiri and Chinna Maragiri Jim Marker and Carol Marker John Martin and Suzanne Martin Michael McDonough Paul McCreery and Barb McCreery John J. McDermott Brian McInnins and Jolie McInnins Paul McLellan and Karen Hundemer Loretta D. McMahon ’87 and Robert McMahon William J. McMahon and Nora McMahon Sandra Mey Frederick Meyer and Thecla Meyer Skip Michalski and Sally Michalski Mark Milchak and Maureen Milchak James Miller III and Anne Miller Joseph Miller and Patricia Miller Mark E. Mioduszewski and Debbie W. Mioduszewski Geno Morelli and Renee Morelli Mark Morrissey and Katherine Morrissey Richard Mowrey Juanita L. Myers and Wayne Myers James A. Naser and Lori A. Naser Michele Nigro Elvis Norville and Andrea Norville James Olson and Judith Olson Richard Pagano and Madeleine Ana Ortiz F. Noel Parent III ’78 and Kathleen K. Parent Michael C. Patrick ’82 and Susan Patrick John Peroni and Kimberly Peroni Jeanne B. Perry Bryan Peterson and Laura Peterson Benjamin Peticca and Diana Peticca Dennis Pishney Lawrence L. Plummer, Jr. ’79 and Karen F. Plummer David Popovic and Caroline Popovic James R. Proudfit and Nancy Proudfit Sajid Raees and Shaheen Sajid James F. Ransaw and Denise K. Ransaw Yvonne Leffler Rathgeb Robert A. Reed and Nancy E. Reed Willie Rucker, Jr. and Valerie Sims-Rucker Thomas Rudolph and Evelyn Rudolph Raul Sandoval and Dolores Sandoval Gerald J. Sartori, Jr. ’81 Melissa Savage Christianne Schoedel Keith Schuette and Colleen B. Schuette Andrew G. Shayne Peter S. Shek ’73 and Debra A. Shek Scott E. Shipper and Elaine C. Shipper Matthew Simms and Vicki Simms Gary Sipe and Kathleen Sipe Joy Soeder William J. Sofis, Jr. ’76 and Sue Miller Sofis Michael Sowko and Lucille Sowko Samuel Spina and Lori Spina Andrew Stouffer and Gena Stouffer Ronald Stoyanoff and Deborah Stoyanoff Frederick Stueber, IV and Elizabeth Stueber Larry Stultz and Barbara Stultz George M. Suder ’73 and Karen Suder Roger Sullenberger and Debbie Sullenberger Gary J. Swegal ’76 and Suzanne Nard Swegal ’78 Greg Sweitzer and Peggy Sweitzer Brian Szabo and Luann Szabo Thomas Szejko and Kelly Szejko James J. Taglieri and Josette R. Taglieri Timothy Tan and Pamela Tan William Testa and Lori Testa Randy Thornlow and Geraldine Thornlow Donald Thornton and Lorri Thornton Rory Tropp and Shelley A. Tropp J. David Vojtko and Deborah Vojtko Bradley Wagner and Marci Wagner Craig Wallick and Patricia Wallick Jeffrey Walsh and Wendy Walsh Zhenyuan Wang and Lin Fan Roger Weaver and Michelle Gunderson Daniel Wiegand and Karen Wiegand Russ Wieszczyk and Deanne Wieszczyk Scott Wootton and Karen Wootton Vincent Yevins and Milissa Yevins R. W. Ziegler Michelle Zubillaga Allan Zytnick and Ruth Rosen Zytnick Bruce Brosek and Diane Brosek Tami Brown and Herbert Brown Kenneth C. Brunermer and Lisa R. Brunermer Rody Burk and Debra Burk Barbara A. Burns Priscilla C. Burt Alexander Burzese and Amy Burzese James O. Campbell and Donna K. Campbell Derwyn L. Carpenter and Regina L. Carpenter Edward Carr and Charlene Carr Joseph Caruso, Jr. and Sandra Caruso Robert Caveney and Claire Caveney Gregory Cecchetti and Claudia Cecchetti Lisa A. Chappel and Thomas Chappel, Jr. John Chedrick and Lisa Chedrick Laura Cleveland Brand J. Closen and Barbara J. Closen Daniel Colligan ’83 and Joann Colligan John Columbia and Dovonna Columbia John Conley and Michele Conley Cruz Cortez and Ana J. Cortez Louis J. Couture Paul Crawford and Arleen Crawford Julie A. Crayton John Cura and Diane Cura James Dagg and Michelle Dagg Ben D’Angelo and Kandis D’Angelo John C. David ’83 and Joyce L. David Daniel Deckman and Sherry Deckman David Depew Maura A. DeRiggi Bruce Desimini and Donna Desimini Albert Digennaro and Luann Digennaro Thomas W. Dodd, Sr. and Carol L. Dodd Dennis Dowler and Darlene Dowler Cheri L. Duball and John Duball James Dunlap and Mary Ann Dunlap Dwayne Eberle and Caroline Eberle DONORS Ivan W. Donahey and Joann Donahey Jon Donathan and Twyla Donathan Michael Altieri and Deborah Altieri Christine Amspacker Thomas E. Anderton and Janice L. Anderton Linda Andrews-Potts ’80 and Bruce Potts James W. Ashbaugh William Austin and Allison Austin John A. Balacko and Glenda J. Balacko Michael Banko and Linda Banko Teresa Barger Brian Barno and Carol Barno Charles Baugher, Jr. and Michele Baugher Susanne Behringer Bea Herbeck Belnap Charles Bendick and Grace Bendick Jack Benoit and Cynthia Benoit Steven Bentzel and Margaret Bentzel Jill M. Bevilacqua Robert L. Bigley and Rosemary Bigley Thomas M. Biksey ’77 and Germaine Biksey John Bitting and Beth Bitting Denny Brock and Jacqueline Brock 76 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Richard Elias and Carol Elias Thomas English and Margaret English William A. Eskew and Melinda F. Eskew James Fahrenhold, Sr. and Victoria Fahrenhold J. Douglas Farrell ’84 and Lauren Schwerha Farrell ’83 Susan Fedorovich Linus E. Fenicle and Sharon L. Fenicle Angelo Ferraro and Patricia Ferraro George Fischer and Michelle Fischer Joseph Fitzgerald and Debra E. Fitzgerald Rita Terek Flaherty ’74 and John Flaherty Edward J. Flynn and Suzanne Flynn Randy Forney and Janet Forney Ronald L. Frankenberry and Cindy S. Frankenberry Steven Friedman and Elizabeth Friedman Julian Gallegos and Patricia Gallegos Beth Gandelman James Gante, Sr. and Virginia Gante Joseph Gasbarrini Peter Geandreau Jennifer Geraets Paul Glagola and Donna Glagola Richard Gottlieb and Sue Gottlieb Randy Gratchick and Carol Gratchick Jeremy Gray and Theresa E. Gray John J. Gregor and Melissa W. Gregor Jeffrey Guarinoni and Lisa Guarinoni David T. Gutowski and Jacqueline S. Gutowski Michael Haas and Michelle Haas Paul Hadrosek and Lisa Hadrosek Robert Haflett and Linda Haflett James Hall and Cynthia Hall Cynthia Hallberlin George Hanne and Kerry Hanne Linda Hansen Thomas Healy, Jr. and Virginia Healy Robert S. Henderson ’71 and Phyllis R. Henderson James Herb and Covi Herb Gregory P. Hirsh and Mary Anne Hirsh Richard Holmes and Jackie Holmes Dianne Horn William Humphrey and Karen Humphrey Catalina T. Hurtado Bartley Ives and Mary Ives Kenneth H. Jaynes ’83 and Susan Jaynes Ronald G. Johnson and Linda A. Johnson Peter Kappas and Sherri Kappas Frank L. Karch and Diane M. Karch Eric Kaufman and Dorthy Kaufman Barry L. Keidel and Kimberly A. Keidel Raymond O. Kelchner and Kathryn A. Kelchner James Kell and Christine Kell Keith H. Kemp and Julie A. Kemp Susan Rush Kepler ’74 Donald F. Kirby and Debra Kirby Martin Kollar, IV and Jacqueline Kollar Robert Kostelnik and Polly Jo Kostelnik John W. Kozon and Patricia Kozon Stephen Kracinovsky and Elizabeth Kracinovsky Charles Kress, Jr. and Pamela Kress Ann Kuebler Timothy R. Kuntz and Heather L. Kuntz Theodore R. Kuster and Betsy Kuster John Kutzfara and Patricia Kutzfara Robert G. Langley ’74 and Ellen L. Langley Chris LaRue and Katherine LaRue Richard Lavery and Mary Pat Lavery John R. Leavor and Cathy A. Leavor Albert G. Lebedda and Georgia Lebedda Sheree Lee Dennis Lemley and Bonnie Lemley Richard L. Lesnock ’99 and Dorothy Lesnock Todd Levenson and Sally Levenson David M. Lewandowski and Beverly A. Lewandowski Tami Licht Robert Long and Ann Marie Long Dolly Lyon David R. Machak ’73 and Ardeth Machak William Majurski and Lynn Hamilton Paul Mancini and Judy Mancini James Maochi Philip Marabella and Stephanie Marabella Howard Markle, Jr. and Roxanne Markle Shelley Marvich Anthony Mastellino, Jr. and Heidi Mastellino Mark R. Mathews, Sr. ’73 Daniel McBride and Pamela McBride Anna M. McConaughy James L. McGee and Donna M. McGee James Cooke McGough and Mildred McGough Michael McLain and P atricia McLain Kevin McMenamin and Sandra McMenamin Patrick McMullen and Robin McMullen Amy Meehan Elias Memari and Mayada Memari Rochelle Michael Robert Mies, Jr. and Tammy Mies Wayne Miles and Inge Miles Glenn Miller and Susan Miller Karen Miller Stuart J. Miller and Joann Miller Thomas D. Miller Kevin J. Mills Susan W. Minana David Mitchell and Renee Mitchell Kenneth Mitchell and Cindy Mitchell Russell Mogel and Terri Mogel George H. Mondik ’53 and Donna T. Mondik Peter Moniodes and Donna Moniodes John Montecalvo and Susan Montecalvo Richard Morrissey and Pamela Morrissey Judy K. Moschetta Karl Mueller and Michelle Mueller Michael A. Murphy and Rebecca D. Murphy Robert Musulin and Linda Musulin Edward H. Myers and Susan L. Elliott-Myers Eric J. Myers and Daniela M. Meyers Clark Necciai and Annette Necciai Robert A. Nedzesky and Kathleen M. Nedzesky Donald Nickerson and Juanita Nickerson Bernard A. Niebauer and Rosemary Niebauer Jean O’Donnell Patrick O’Connor and Elizabeth O’Connor Douglas Ogden and Lynn Ogden Kenneth Ogilvie and Dawn Ogilvie Michael O’Malley and Ellen O’Malley Paul Ondecko and Julianna Ondecko Gary Orosz and Lynn Orosz Darrell Painter and Carol Painter Thomas M. Pappas ’81 and Cindy Pappas James A. Pasquine and Lauren J. Pasquine Frank H. Patterson III Gerald Paul and Nancy Paul Stephen Peddicord and Rena Peddicord John Petronzi and Georgeann Petronzi Andrew F. Pingitore and Jennifer L. Pingitore James Podrasky and Adrienne Podrasky Marinko Popovic and Ruzica Popovic Bert Popovich and Nadine Popovich Michael Presley and Penny Presley Jennifer Prohaska Jeffrey Putt and Nicole Putt Jim Rabon and Kelley Rabon Valveeman Rajasekaran and Sakuntala Rajasekaran Jack A. Rea, Jr. and Dorris Rea James Reed WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 77 Edward J. Regula and Toni Regula Ralph Resnick and Beverly Resnick James M. Reuter and Janet F. Reuter Wendy Reynolds Robert J. Rinefierd, Jr. and Barbara A. Rinefierd Joseph Ringer and Vicki Ringer William Ritchey and Mary Ritchey Thomas Rose and Victoria Rose Raymond Rosenbaum and Wendy Rosenbaum Carol Rothey Diane Ryan Terrance Ryan Christopher Sprando ’92 Garry Sargent, Jr. and Denise Sargent Winthrop Sargent and Deborah Sargent Allen Schaffner and Johanna Schaffner Mark Schaitkin J. J. Scharding and Paula M. Scharding Todd Swanson and Tamara Schiller-Swanson Michael Schuckers and Diane Schuckers Michael A. Schumacher and Christine A. Schumacher Gregory G. Schwab and Bonnie L. Schwab James Sciulli John Mark Scott, Jr. ’69 and Judith Scott Carl G. Sestito and Kris A. Sestito Arnold Shaner and Kathy Shaner William Shoup and Kimberly Shoup William Shumaker and Kimberley Shumaker Steve Shuman and Tammy Shuman James Skiff and Carolyn Skiff Thomas Skovira and Kelly Skovira Donald Smallwood, Jr. and Cathy Smallwood Tracey Smeltzer Kevin Smith and Lori Smith Thomas Smith and Lori Smith Robert J. Somplatsky ’77 and Virginia Zirngibl Somplatsky ’88 Vicki Span Armand L. Spooner and Agnes Spooner Robert Stephenson and Joan King Keith Stevanus and Cathy Stevanus Robert L. Stevens and Helyn R. Stevens Jeffrey Stockert and Ann Stockert Randall Strayer and Jennifer E. Strayer Gary Suess Warren Sufrin and Adele Sufrin Peggy Tannenholtz Bruce Tecza and Stephanie Tecza Greg Terranova and Heidi Terranova Prashant Thakore and Rina Thakore Micheal E. Thomas and Lorie A. Thomas Warren K. Thomas and Elizabeth L. Powell Thomas Thompson and Kathleen Thompson Ellen J. Tourtelot Jeffrey Trettel and Patrice Trettel Wayne Tropea and Edeltraut Tropea Floyd F. Trunzo and Rebecca L. Trunzo Timothy Tyger and Maria Tyger Timur Tyra and Elizabeth Tyra Thomas Valdisera and Betsy Valdisera Scott Vannoy and Cynthia Vannoy Fred Vero and Kimberly Vero David Verrico Matthew Vizzini and Jayne Vizzini Tim Vogel and Brenda Vogel Susan Vukson Richard Wallace and Lisa Wallace Scott A. Wallace and Margaret A. Wallace Michael F. Walsh and Jean Walsh J. David Walters and Linda Walters Marlene Wandi Clement J. Wandrisco and Maria Wandrisco Tamika Washington Lee S. Watelet and Deborah L. Watelet Miles Watkins and Cindy Watkins Kathleen Watson Robert Weibley and Linda Weibley Thomas Weis and Linda Weis Richard S. Wellins and Ellen L. Wellins Christopher White and Patricia White John H. White and Maureen White Jari Whitesel and Nicole Whitesel John Wurtzer and Kathy Wurtzer Theresa Wyant Myung Yoo and Hong Yoo Todd Young and Melissa Young David Zampatti and Karen Zampatti Gerald Zivoder and Judith Zivoder John Zylstra and Debra Zylstra 1781 ASSOCIATES Phyllis Kaufman Roslyn Thompson Towler PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Anonymous (2) William F. Benter James S. Broadhurst and Suzy Broadhurst Marjory Condit Walt Coury Donna Patterson Ruth A. Riesenman Seth Rosenberg and Janet Rosenberg E. Ronald Salvitti II and Renae Salvitti Dorothy A. Servis H’94 Barbara E. Waddington Jeff Werthan and Susan Miller Werthan Satoshi Yamanaka Friends The support of W&J friends demonstrates the College’s reach beyond the boundaries of campus, connecting members of the College community to individuals close to home, across the country and around the world. JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Elizabeth Brown Erik Kocher Ernest Leva Judith A. Moses Janet S. Murray Nancy Seidel Aubrey Stephenson FOUNDERS ASSOCIATES Joseph A. Hardy, Sr. H’84 and Rebecca Hardy Barbara Hellberg Natalie Miller* Anica D. Rawnsley H’03 John A. Swanson and Janet Swanson WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES James J. Barnes Maryleona Clapsaddle Henry Ernecoff* Jeremiah Healy Sue Mahood Dave Mattana David Mattana and Fay Mattana Frank Mazurek, Jr. Robert Mountain and Diane Mountain* Robert Myers Betty Norton* Eric Swanson Ethan Ward Diane Willliamson LAZEAR ASSOCIATES Charles J. Queenan, Jr. and Joann H. Queenan Diana L. Reed Mary L. Robinson-Slabey Ruth A. Rowley Kristin Steinberg Audrey L. Walther LEMOYNE ASSOCIATES Constance Levy Ceisler Jennifer Lunden John L. S. Northrop H’99 and Rose Northrop Evalyn Rogers Holly Beall Wallace STATESMEN Janet S. Abernathy James Altman and Carol Altman 78 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Barbara Baker Louis Bragg Barbara Brown Kay A. Cober Craig Colvin and Janet Cable Madeline Corwin Lori Davis Margaret L. Day Joseph Dibenedetto Phyllis K. Duffield Barbara Etzel Kathleen Etzel Kathleen Fulton Karolyn Gould* Sharon Greco Phyllis L. Hartman Patricia Headley Susan C. Heflin B. K. Holman and Theresa Holman Sherman E. Kahn and Nancy S. Waite-Kahn Marianne Lane Stephen Marinak James Mathers Joanne McCandless Barron P. McCune, Jr. and Ann McCune James H. McCune Arlene McDonough Jeanne M. Meskus Arles Messinger and Carol Messinger Helen B. Miller Jacqueline Moses John Moses and Jo Moses Sophie Moses Florence H. North* Margaret D. Oliver* William O’Shea June Phillips John Raffaeli, Jr. Margaret W. Redding John Reinhart and Mary Reinhart Louise Rohrer Maryanne Roode Charlotte E. Rosenberry Mary Ann Scott Marian Semoff Chloe Sewell Nicholas A. Sewell Martin Siegel Ann Rae Suwak Allan Tedesco Jim Vautier Frances Welling Robert A. White Robert Y. White, Jr. Suzanne Winick Robert D. Worstell and Nancy Worstell Marie Laguerre Marjorie Locke Sharon Long Kevin Marett Joseph Marinak Mackenzie L. Martin Deborah Martson* Stephen Matisz Evelyn McClenathan James Meyer Gary Meyers Robert J. Mies Edith Miller Shelley Mitchell Ronald Morosky Gregory Pappas Lou Pearce Alfred Poff Lawrence Potts Regina Potts Susan J. Powell Shirley Freund Radman Bobbie Reier Chuck Reiss Ken Rhodes Florence Riazian Anita Rush Howard Sayman John Scerbo and Jennifer Scerbo Richard Schneider Stephen Sewell Patrick Shriane and Judy Shriane Christina Skillings Nelson Sobutka and Joan Sobutka Robert Sult Raymond Thimons Raymond Thomas John Thornton Richard M. Thornton and Joyce L. Thornton John Tuszl and Patricia Tuszl Carla Ulery Courtney Vautier Renee Vautier Paul E. Weber and Ann Weber Francis Wilds Cindy Witte Helen Burns Wonsettler Ruth Woodward Robert Yohe and Joan Yohe David Young Kathleen Zapp Ted Zervos Faculty, Staff and Retired Employees Financial contributions from W&J faculty and staff indicate their commitment to the College mission and their dedication to ensuring the strong future of the institution. DONORS Anonymous Raymond Abplanalp and Ruth Abplanalp Margaret Allison Robert Baird Gregg Baldwin Paula Barnosky Steve Barton Chuck Baugher Lawrence Becker Jeremy A. Bennett Daniel Biddle Valerie Biebuyck Karri Boden David Borkowski Dwight Bowman Darlene Bricker Preston Burlew Virginia Cecchetti John Daniels and Paula Daniels Jeanne Davis Tom Debacco Tammy Dewitt Judith Donley Barbara Etzel Joan Etzel David Falls Richard Farren Marilyn Garthwaite Betty Jane Godfrey Fred Harvey and Ethel Harvey Tom Healy Joe Hess Martin Hirsch Gary R. Hlusko Blaise Hollot and Patricia Hollot Leslie Inskeep Edna Jones Joan D. Jones Shirley Kahler Norman Kennedy and Suzanne K. Kennedy Richard A. Kohr III Richard Kohr Robert Kunkle and Cheryl Kunkle LEMOYNE ASSOCIATES Tori Haring-Smith and Robert H. Haring-Smith MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATES William P. Keen and Sarah Keen Cheryl Medich Leydig ’81 and Thomas J. Leydig ’80 Cindy C. Ross 1781 ASSOCIATES Howard J. Burnett H’98 and Maryann DePalma Burnett Kenneth M. Mason, Jr. ’64 and Marilyn Roberts Dennis E. McMaster and Chris McMaster Alton E. Newell and Elsie Eagle Tom Squitieri ’75 PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Nicholas J. Cavoti and Teresa Cavoti William D. Foland H’94 and Patricia Foland Frederick J. Frank H’86* and Frances J. Frank* Edward M. Greb and Barbara Greb Linda V. Troost and Sayre Greenfield Michael P. Grzesiak and Karen E. Grzesiak Michele Abate Hufnagel ’93 and Jeffrey P. Hufnagel ’93 Joseph B. Leckie ’50 and Betty Leckie Patricia D. Maloney Susan Medley K. Wayne Robison and Luann Robison Carl R. Rotz* and Martha Rotz Julie Throckmorton WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 79 JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Patricia A. Brletic ’75 Reed B. Day ’52 and Christine Pigford Day Lori Dougherty and Stephen M. Dougherty Daniel Faulk and Cynthia H. Faulk Debra L. Morris Claudia B. Sweger ’94 and Craig R. Sweger Anthony Fleury Robert G. Forrest and Violet Robertson Forrest ’72 Zheya Gai and Manabu Sato Gai Lisa C. Hamilton ’83 Charles T. Hannon and Uma R. Satyavolu Mark F. Harris and Nancie T. Harris Lucy Johnson and Stephen T. Johnson Annette Drew-Bear Luther and Ross Luther Loretta D. McMahon ’87 and Robert McMahon Buba Misawa and Ramatu Misawa R. Lloyd Mitchell and Kathleen Mitchell Dean C. Morrow ’68 and Patty Morrow Beth E. Musser Juanita L. Myers and Wayne Myers Jeanene R. Jones and Mark M. Saniga ’81 Nora A. Semler Michael R. Shaughnessy and Christy P. Shaughnessy Richard J. Stevens, Jr. and Kathy J. Stevens Thomas Szejko and Kelly Szejko Mary M. Williams and Edwin C. Williams, Jr. ’73 Mei Yu Yang Donna T. Mondik and George H. Mondik ’53 Judy K. Moschetta Jack A. Rea, Jr. and Dorris Rea Peter Riesbeck John Mark Scott, Jr. ’69 and Judith Scott Anupama Shanmuganathan Sarah J. Sperry Gerald E. Stebbins and Karen L. Stebbins Daniel A. Stinson Eric T. Stultz ’12 Michael A. Timko ’88 and Susan Storrick Timko ’89 Alyssa V. Vukson ’12 Michelle R. Wybranowski Susan L. Zunich and Paul Zunich Lawrence Becker Gary R. Bedford ’79 Thomas P. Benic ’67 and Barbara S. Sullivan Angela M. Bertugli ’05 Edward D. Beslow ’68 and Claire Zysblat Beslow Jeffry M. Betler ’77 and Susan A. Betler Daniel Biddle Valerie Biebuyck Karri Boden Robert B. Bogdewiecz and Mary Z. Bogdewiecz John L. Bord ’73 and Jeanie Bord David Borkowski Gerard Boronsky and Rosemary Boronsky Dwight Bowman Scott R. Brady and Janet L. Brady Joseph Breckons III ’11 Darlene Bricker Donald M. Brunker ’02 and Danica Brunker John Curtis Burns ’80 Lori Callen Richard Cameron and Edwina W. Cameron H’00 Anthony C. Canterna and Patricia Canterna Kenneth C. Carson, Jr. ’53* Gregory Cecchetti and Claudia Cecchetti Virginia Cecchetti Zeno N. Chicarilli ’71 Thomas P. Clark ’98 Kay A. Cober Collina Felice Enterprises Nicholas A. Como ’91 Jeffrey J. Conn ’86 and Paula Shurina Conn ’93 Patrick A. Correnty ’87 Raymond Keith Cross, Jr. ’93 and Melissa Cross Edward C. Dalglish ’57 and Sally A. Dalglish Robert Daschbach ’78 and Donna Daschbach Tammy Dewitt David DiBenedetto, Sr. and Corrine DiBenedetto Joseph Dibenedetto Marvin L. Diehl ’54 and Millie Diehl Dollar Bank WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Robert A. Adkins ’87 Michelle Anderson Michael Camden Roberta Cross and John Nesbit Diana Cusano Stares William W. Dukett and Shirley Dukett Marlene Grenell and Mark Grenell Terese F. Hines Amy N. Lloyd Michael H. Orstein and Heather Orstein Albert L. Rabenstein ’52* William S. Sheers ’71 Bernard A. Staskiewicz ’47 and Phyllis Staskiewicz John P. Unice ’65 and Carolyn Unice Michael L. Woltermann Athletics W&J alumni and friends understand the importance of a strong body, as well as a strong mind, and donate to the College’s men’s and women’s athletic programs to benefit current and future generations of student-athletes. Raymond Abplanalp and Ruth Abplanalp Timothy Abraham and Beth Abraham Kelly Skubick Airel and Doug Airel James Altman and Carol Altman Rachel Armitage Brown and Michael Brown D. Elgart Aster ’76 Thomas D. Baer ’84 and Dana Cook Baer ’86 Robert Baird Gregg Baldwin Paul Baroffio and Mary Lynn Baroffio R. Robert Barone ’73 and Caroline Crothers Barone ’72 Barone & Sons, Inc. Steve Barton Charles Baugher, Jr. and Michele Baugher Chuck Baugher Wayne C. Baxter ’66 and Sally Baxter H. James Bayles ’67 and Lorraine Bayles STATESMEN Anonymous Steven Anderson Jeffry M. Betler ’77 and Susan A. Betler Darcy Bickerton and Paul L. Bickerton ’73 William B. Boyles H’98 and Lee Boyles Thomas Contreras and Kathy Contreras Michael Crabtree and Mary Pillow Beth A. Creehan and Richard A. Creehan Karen B. Crenshaw Kerri A. DiGiovanni ’09 Joseph DiSarro and Judy Moses Barbara E. Dubina and Nicholas Dubina Robert R. Dunn ’03 and Leslie Dunn DONORS Nancy Killen Bryant ’95 and Richard W. Bryant Lisa A. Chappel and Thomas Chappel, Jr. Cheri L. Duball and John Duball T. Scott Frank ’71 and Sarah Frank John J. Gregor and Melissa W. Gregor Donna J. Gruhalla and Thomas Gruhalla Susan Rush Kepler ’74 Timothy S. Klitz and Jane E. Caldwell Ralph Liberatore James G. March Michelle Martelli Ocheltree ’00 and Leif J. Ocheltree ’01 Denise McDaniel Stuart J. Miller and Joann Miller 80 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Lisa Lorenzo Donina and Pete Donina Judith Donley D’Onofrio’s William W. Dukett and Shirley Dukett Greg R. Dunn, Jr. ’00 and Amanda Niebauer Dunn ’00 Robert R. Dunn ’03 and Leslie Dunn Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Inc. Eckert, Seamans, Cherin, & Mellott, LLC Robert Erdely and Michele Erdely Barbara Etzel Barbara Etzel Joan Etzel Kathleen Etzel Richard Farren Fedex Ground, Inc W. Gordon Fediaczko ’59 and Nancy Fediaczko Ferguson-Dittrich John R. Ferraro ’70 and Bonnie Ferraro Brian D. Frank, Jr. ’08 Edward Galligan and Linn Galligan Galligan Family Fund Joseph Gasbarrini Gateway Foot & Ankle GCA Services Group, Inc. Kenneth W. Getty, Jr. ’66 and Bonnie Getty Joseph H. Gigler ’77 and Carol S. Gigler Jennifer Frank Goodman and K. Michael Goodman Robert M. Gordon, Jr. ’52 and Shirley Gordon Sharon Greco John J. Gregor and Melissa W. Gregor David T. Gutowski and Jacqueline S. Gutowski Michael Haas and Michelle Haas Thomas A. Halter ’59 and Mary Halter Bruce A. Harlan ’65 and Nina Harlan Tom Healy Matthew D. Henry ’01 James Herb and Covi Herb Scott A. Herz ’72 and Marjorie Herz Joe Hess Samuel A. High, Jr. and Sherine High Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Karl Hiss, Sr. and Patricia Hiss Leslie Inskeep J.M. Miller Home Improvements James P. and Mary S. McArdle Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Raymond P. Johnston ’58 and Emma Johnston Edna Jones Christopher S. King ’83 and Jill King Donald F. Kirby and Debra Kirby John Kladakis ’58 and Teddi Kladakis Richard A. Kohr III Richard Kohr Rick Kohr II and Holly Kohr William R. Krause ’11 Robert Kunkle and Cheryl Kunkle Joseph Kurash ’51 Peter C. Lacey ’73 and Gail Lacey Daniel T. Lader ’94 and Tracy Lader Marie Laguerre Ross J. Langford ’89 and April Novelli Langford ’88 Thomas G. Lapcevic ’87 and Julie Page Lapcevic ’87 Ernest Leva Sharon Long John Lott and Lucy Lott Timothy Walter Lucas ’80 Nathan R. Luderer ’00 Tsambikos Mahramas and Robin Mahramas Samuel G. Mann and Debra Mann Marc USA Advertising Kevin Marett Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group James Mathers Stephen Matisz Dave Mattana David Mattana and Fay Mattana Frank Mazurek, Jr. Stuart C. McCombs, Jr. ’52 and Joan McCombs Barron P. McCune, Jr. and Ann McCune James H. McCune McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises, Inc. Paul McLellan and Karen Hundemer Metro Fence Co., Inc. Metrotech Chemicals James Meyer Gary Meyers Robert J. Mies Joseph Miller and Patricia Miller Keith A. Miller ’97 and Rhiannon L. Miller David Mitchell and Renee Mitchell Shelley Mitchell Moon Township Honda-Hyundai Ronald Morosky Robert Mountain and Diane Mountain* Donald C. Murray, Jr. ’64 and Arlene Murray Robert J. Murray ’65 and Christine Murray James H. Norris ’75 and Ann Annase E. Lee North ’46 and Florence H. North* Stephen W. Nugent and Lori A. Long Gregory O’Neill and Lynne O’Neill Michael H. Orstein and Heather Orstein William O’Shea Gregory Pappas James D. Pareso ’66 and Kay Pareso James A. Pasquine and Lauren J. Pasquine Lou Pearce Pfizer, Inc. Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions Richard J. Pinelli, Sr. ’78 and Tara D. Pinelli PNC Financial Services Group Alfred Poff Jonathon S. Pons ’02 and Michelle Nichole Riley Pons ’03 Lawrence Potts Regina Potts Dan Radke ’85 and Cynthia Radke Randall S. Raner ’89 Rattcorp Richard Rattner and Heather Rattner Bobbie Reier Chuck Reiss Florence Riazian John W. & Shirley E. Richman Foundation Brent A. Rockwell ’03 and Tawnya L. Rockwell Lawrence D. Romboski ’59 and Joanne Romboski David A. Ross ’78 and Dana Crummer Paul M. Rossmont ’99 William C. Ruha ’66 and Fennai N. Ruha James H. Russell ’64 and Marriles Russell E. Ronald Salvitti ’59 Raul Sandoval, Jr. ’07 Raul Sandoval and Dolores Sandoval Howard Sayman Richard Schneider Nicholas L. Sewell and Magda L. Binion Stephen Sewell Patrick Shriane and Judy Shriane Ray G. Simms, Jr. ’58 and Karel Simms Siwick Yanicko S.J. Mulholland, Inc. Thomas W. Smith ’73 and Joan M. Smith Ronald D. Snee ’63 and Marjorie C. Snee Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center Charles R. Stauffer, Jr. ’67 and Susan Stauffer Philip A. Steigner ’97 Aubrey Stephenson Peter F. Stracci ’74 and Sharon Stracci George M. Suder ’73 and Karen Suder Robert Sult Jack W. Sweeney ’55 and Jean Sweeney Brian Szabo and Luann Szabo Raymond Thimons Raymond Thomas John Thornton Richard M. Thornton and Joyce L. Thornton Rory Tropp and Shelley A. Tropp WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 81 John Turcik and Priscilla Turcik Carla Ulery Christopher P. Varacallo ’07 Courtney Vautier Jim Vautier Renee Vautier Barbara E. Waddington Ethan Ward James K. Watson ’90 and Catherine Coyne Watson ’89 Jeffrey H. Welsh ’76 and Debra Welsh Robert Y. White, Jr. D. Lawrence Wickerham ’72 and Mary Louise Wickerham Francis Wilds Christopher B. Witte ’98 Cindy Witte David Young George W. Zannos ’64 and Marilyn Serlin Kathleen Zapp Ted Zervos R. W. Ziegler Sarah Denny Zink and Gregg Zink Gerald Zivoder and Judith Zivoder In Memory of Cenzino Cacchione Joseph DiSarro and Judy Moses In Memory of John M. Campbell ’38 Bruce H. Campbell ’65 and Marilyn C. Campbell In Memory of Russell L. Condit, Jr. ’46 Marjory Condit In Memory of James B. Donnelly Norman T. Roule ’83 and Lorie Masturzo Roule ’83 In Memory of Sam Easoz John Daniels and Paula Daniels In Memory of Alfred J. Gentile ’64 Donald C. Murray, Jr. ’64 and Arlene Murray In Memory of William P. Griffin, Jr. ’59 Elizabeth A. Griffin ’81 In Memory of Jacqueline Haring Gary L. Churgin ’75 and Amy Churgin Richard T. Clark ’68 and Angela Clark Jonathan M. Conrad ’73 and Mary B. Conrad Patrick A. Correnty ’87 Barbara Robinson DeWitt ’74 and Mark DeWitt David A. Ross ’78 and Dana Crummer Peter J. Ross ’74 and Louise Kirkpatrick Ross ’74 E. Ronald Salvitti ’59 Ronald P. Sandmeyer, Sr. ’57 and Elaine H. Sandmeyer Robert B. Shust ’59 and Judith Shust Stanley & Kathleen Grumbacher Foundation In Memory of James G. Hawkins ’46 Charles J. Queenan, Jr. and Joann H. Queenan In Memory of William K. Headley ’43 David Falls Marilyn Garthwaite Marjorie Locke Edith Miller Anita Rush John Tuszl and Patricia Tuszl In Memory of K. Stewart Hills ’73 William D. Foland H’94 and Patricia Foland William S. Sheers ’71 In Memory of Henry A. Jones ’36 Joan D. Jones In Memory of Marvin B. Kaufman ’50 Phyllis Kaufman In Memory of A. Samuel Kaufman ’55 Demas L. McVay, Jr. ’55 In Memory of Lester Lacock Charlotte E. Rosenberry In Memory of James W. Lane ’44 Marianne Lane In Memory of Audrey Lasday Constance Levy Ceisler In Memory of John Lichvar ’38 Kay A. Cober In Memory of Paul P. Marinak ’44 Paula Barnosky Preston Burlew Fred Harvey and Ethel Harvey Martin Hirsch Shirley Kahler Joseph Marinak Stephen Marinak Robert Myers Periodontal Associates John Reinhart and Mary Reinhart Marian Semoff Robert Yohe and Joan Yohe In Memory of Frank R. Mascara Edward M. Greb and Barbara Greb In Memory of Charles W. McKinley, Jr. Edward M. Greb and Barbara Greb In Memory of John G. Meskus ’55 Jeanne M. Meskus In Memory of Williams M. Mitchell Allan B. Goodrich ’65 and Teresa Goodrich In Memory of Diane Mountain Robert B. Bogdewiecz and Mary Z. Bogdewiecz James A. Pasquine and Lauren J. Pasquine Gerald Zivoder and Judith Zivoder In Memory of Peter O. Murphy ’71 Mark G. Perry ’71 and Suzanne Perry In Memory of Mark B. Nickel Peter J. Ross ’74 and Louise Kirkpatrick Ross ’74 George W. Zannos ’64 and Marilyn Serlin In Memory of Julius S. Nyikos H’90 Edward M. Greb and Barbara Greb In Memory of Margaret D. Oliver Blaise Hollot and Patricia Hollot In Memory of Frank C. Perry Jeanne B. Perry In Memory of Cinda Griffin Pikulin ’80 Elizabeth A. Griffin ’81 In Memory of Albert L. Rabenstein ’52 Louis Bragg Frederick J. Frank H’86* and Frances J. Frank* William P. Keen and Sarah Keen R. Lloyd Mitchell and Kathleen Mitchell Jeanne B. Perry Michael L. Woltermann In Memory of Richard B. Rabenstein ’55 Jeanne B. Perry In Memory of Paul E. Rathgeb, Jr. ’55 Yvonne Leffler Rathgeb Memorial Gifts These meaningful gifts honor the memory of W&J alumni and friends while supporting the College in a number of important ways. In Memory of Peggy Andy Constance Levy Ceisler In Memory of Walter N. Ayers III ’71 Richard D. Martin ’71 and Karen Martin In Memory of Kelly White Bonessi ’81 Elizabeth A. Griffin ’81 In Memory of Steven H. Bowytz ’64 Barbara Baker June Phillips In Memory of Donald W. Brabson ’71 Jeffrey P. Lake ’71 and Deborah Lake Herbert L. Mathews ’71 and Diane Mathews Charles Edward Weingartner ’71 and Nancy Weingartner Lyn Celenza Dyster ’80 and John G. Dyster J. Douglas Farrell ’84 and Lauren Schwerha Farrell ’83 Walter Flamenbaum ’63 and Judith S. Flamenbaum John E. Frazier II ’62 and Nicole Frazier James F. Gismondi, Jr. ’72 and Elizabeth Gismondi Elizabeth Hurwitz-Schwab ’74 and Douglas Schwab James H. Knepshield ’59 and Barbara Knepshield Thomas J. Leydig ’80 and Cheryl Medich Leydig ’81 William N. Macartney III ’64 and Linda Macartney Kenneth R. Melani ’75 and Tracy Melani Charles T. Nason ’68 and Beth Nason Albert G. Nickel ’65 and Dana C. Nickel B. John Pendleton, Jr. ’81 and Mary Ann Butera Pendleton ’80 William S. Platt ’87 and Courtney M. Platt 82 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS In Memory of John W. Rohrer III ’56 Louise Rohrer In Memory of Peter C. Rossin Rossin Foundation/Rosetree, Inc. In Memory of Constance Salvitti Peter J. Ross ’74 and Louise Kirkpatrick Ross ’74 Alan R. Weill ’59 and Nancy Y. Weill In Memory of David K. Scarborough Donald C. Murray, Jr. ’64 and Arlene Murray In Memory of Henry E. Seidel ’52 Nancy Seidel In Memory of Joseph I. Steele ’54 Junior League of Cleveland John Scerbo and Jennifer Scerbo Diane Willliamson Lakewood United Methodist Chancel Handbell Choir In Memory of Clarence E. Stewart ’33 James Cooke McGough and Mildred McGough In Memory of Edward E. Sweet Madeline Corwin Edward M. Greb and Barbara Greb William P. Keen and Sarah Keen R. Lloyd Mitchell and Kathleen Mitchell Christina Skillings State Farm Insurance Ann Rae Suwak Michael L. Woltermann In Memory of Bert Thoms Timothy R. Wisecarver ’65 In Memory of Edwin V. Valdiserri ’73 Ronald O. Valdiserri ’73 In Memory of John W. Walther, Jr. ’63 Audrey L. Walther In Memory of Burton B. Weber ’62 John W. Bean ’65 and A. Alexandra Jupin In Memory of Dwaine H. Welling ’57 Frances Welling In Memory of Paul B. Wice James F. Gismondi, Jr. ’72 and Elizabeth Gismondi In Memory of Ralph H. Wisniewski ’64 Donald C. Murray, Jr. ’64 and Arlene Murray In Memory of Susan York Alan R. Weill ’59 and Nancy Y. Weill In Honor of Whitney Haring-Smith and Abigail Seldin Alan R. Weill ’59 and Nancy Y. Weill In Honor of Nicole E. Nemeth Susan Hanna and Robert Hanna In Honor of Thomas Prairie John Curtis Burns ’80 George W. Zannos ’64 and Marilyn Serlin In Honor of Gina Raffaeli John Raffaeli, Jr. In Honor of Frances Smith Rohrich ’85 Robert D. Worstell and Nancy Worstell In Honor of Morgan J. Ross ’12 Cindy C. Ross Mark J. Ross In Honor of John Mark Scott, Jr. ’69 Matthew S. Hilliard ’06 F. Noel Parent III ’78 and Kathleen K. Parent In Honor of Ralph Snyder Constance Levy Ceisler In Honor of John A. Swanson Eric Swanson In Honor of Megan Yunn Jack Buncher Foundation Charles E. Hughes Memorial Foundation Chevron The Chevron Community Fund held at the Community Foundation of Fayette County Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Coca Cola Enterprises Bottling Company Collina Felice Enterprises Community Foundation of Washington County MD CONSOL Energy Inc. David C. O’Leary Family I.H.S Fund Dayton Foundation Delta Dental of Colorado Discount Rent a Car Dollar Bank D’Onofrio’s, Inc. Doug and Betsey Schwab Family Foundation Drs. Todd and Diane Thompson Fund Easyware Computing Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Inc. Echement Family Foundation Eckert, Seamans, Cherin, & Mellott, LLC The Eileen & Warren Martin Fund Erie Community Foundation Fedex Ground, Inc Flamenbaum Family Fund Forestville Technology Inc. The Forsythe Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee Galligan Family Fund Gateway Foot & Ankle GCA Services Group, Inc. Gittler’s Aquarium & Aviary Harry and Ann Farmer Charitable Fund The Heinz Endowments Herbert Brown Building & Remodeling Hergenroeder, Rega & Sommer L.L.C. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield J. Denny May Trust Fund J.M. Miller Home Improvements Jack Buncher Foundation Honorary Gifts These special gifts celebrate loved ones or friends while supporting the College in a number of important ways. In Honor of David F. Alter ’57 and Barbara Alter Suzanne Winick In Honor of Ryan D. Breen ’10 David Breen and Mary Jo Breen In Honor of Matthew C. Burns ’11 John Curtis Burns ’80 Pamela L. Burns In Honor of Sidney Busis Constance Levy Ceisler In Honor of William A. Callaway ’96 Paul R. Callaway and Mary Allison Callaway In Honor of the Development and Alumni Relations Staff Michael P. Grzesiak and Karen E. Grzesiak In Honor of Kerri A. DiGiovanni ’09 Emily J. Peters ’03 In Honor of Charles P. Eaton ’64 Seth Rosenberg and Janet Rosenberg In Honor of Joshua D. Etzel John Curtis Burns ’80 In Honor of Katelyn Fearer Rebecca S. Fong ’02 In Honor of the Financial Aid, Admissions, and Communications Staff Alton E. Newell and Elsie Eagle In Honor of William D. Foland William S. Sheers ’71 In Honor of Elizabeth Cober Gillette ’93 Kay A. Cober In Honor of Ira Gordon Constance Levy Ceisler In Honor of Dylan Haas John Curtis Burns ’80 Gifts from Organizations Gifts from organizations provide vital support for College operations. Anonymous (2) The Abernathy Fund for Conservation of the Washington County Community Foundation, Inc. Alpha Business Group American Middle East Institute The Appraisal Group ASIANetwork Freeman Fellowship Barone & Sons, Inc. Belfiore Vending BNY Mellon Foundation Cappelli’s Beer & Pop Warehouse Chambers Medical Group Charleroi Federal Savings Bank WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE 83 James P. and Mary S. McArdle Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Jefferson Orthopedic Group John M. Russell Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation John S. & Cynthia Reed Foundation Joseph & Andrea Placer Fund Junior League of Cleveland Kolb Family Fund Kristin and David Steinberg Foundation Lakewood United Methodist Chancel Handbell Choir Malcolm & Malcolm Marc USA Advertising Marcy Family Foundation Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group Massey Charitable Trust McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises, Inc. Metro Fence Co., Inc. Metrotech Chemicals The Michael & Teryl Nettleton Charitable Fund of the Dallas Foundation Mile High United Way Milton and Jennifer Magee Charitable Fund Mon Valley Medical Associates Moon Township Honda-Hyundai Motorola Mobility Foundation Nova Aurora Corporation Nowak Family Fund Orange County’s United Way Periodontal Associates Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions Phase 4 Learning Center Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc. PNC Financial Services Group R. G. Johnson Company Rabbi Sanford and Ruth Marcus Fund Range Resources Rattcorp Rhodes Carpet John W. & Shirley E. Richman Foundation Robert A. Simonin Agency, Inc. Robert & Josephine Beavers Family Foundation John Bayard Rodgers Trust Rossin Foundation/ Rosetree, Inc. Samuel, Fannie and Irwin A. Solow Endowment Fund SAP America Schuler Family Foundation Paul D. Schurgot Foundation, Inc. Select Genetics Sewickley Valley Rheumatology Siwick Yanicko S.J. Mulholland, Inc. Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh Stanford and Barbara Trachtenberg Donor Advised Fund Stanley & Kathleen Grumbacher Fund State Farm Insurance Swanson Charitable Gift Fund T-Bones, Inc. Texas Roadhouse Thomas J. and Cheryl D. Leydig Fund Tocqueville Society Town & Country Properties United States Steel Foundation, Inc. United Way of Washington County W.R. Berkley Corp. Charitable Foundation Washington County Bar Association Washington Distributing Co. Weiner Family Foundation Wylie Wallace Fults Foundation Youth Service America/ Sodexo Foundation Estate Gifts These generous gifts from W&J donors who have passed away support the College’s mission in various ways. Thomas D’Auria ’41 Robert E. Herriott Eugene F. Lucas Natalie Miller Margaret D. Oliver Alexander Rein ’52 William I. Shaw ’58 Hugh H. Taylor Instrumentation Lab Johnson & Johnson Lubrizol Foundation Merck Partnership for Giving Microsoft Corporation Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. PepsiCo, Inc. Pfizer, Inc. Piedmont Natural Gas PNC Bank Foundation PPG Industries, Inc. Procter & Gamble Company Raytheon Company Sanofi Aventis Pharmacuetical SAP America Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gifts Corporate matching gift programs enable W&J alumni, parents and friends to multiply their giving to the College. Abbott Laboratories Aegon Transamerica Foundation Aetna Foundation Alcoa Foundation American Electric Power Company, Inc. Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Aon Foundation Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation Beckman Coulter Inc. BNY Mellon Foundation Caterpillar Foundation Chevron Texaco CIGNA Corporation ConocoPhillips Dell Direct Giving Delta Airlines Foundation Dominion Foundation Dow AgroSciences Eaton Corporation Eli Lilly and Company Ernst & Young Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation Fidelity FoundationMatching Gifts General Electric Corporation H.J. Heinz Company Home Depot IBM Corporation Sherwin-Williams Foundation Tektronix Verizon Foundation Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Gifts in Kind W&J alumni and friends support the College through their non-monetary gifts of tangible property or personal assets. Cappelli’s Beer & Pop Warehouse Janet S. Murray Ken Rhodes Rhodes Carpet Cindy C. Ross Mark J. Ross Texas Roadhouse Washington Distributing Co. Exceptional care was taken to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these reports. If, despite our best intentions, you notice an error of omission, please contact the Office of Development at 724-223-6078 so that we may correct our records. 84 2011 – 2012 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS THIS MOMENT made possible by your generosity. When Amanda Tse ’14 traveled to Nicaragua on a medical mission trip, her first priority was to meet the people she would be treating in the clinic. So, she immersed herself into the local culture, touring the neighborhoods of Managua and playing soccer with children in the streets. When it came time to volunteer at the clinic, the biology major was called upon to assist with medical procedures, fill prescriptions and shadow physicians. She served. She learned. She was inspired. “I was reminded exactly why I work all hours of the night studying for biology exams and doing lab reports,” Amanda said. “This trip renewed my passion for helping people to the best of my abilities, whether medically or just by extending a helping hand.” When you give to the W&J Fund, you give Magellan Project scholars like Amanda the life-changing opportunity to travel the globe and engage in experiences that will shape their lives and arm them with the skills and knowledge to change the world around them. Make a moment today. Make your gift at washjeff.edu/give. Washington & Jefferson College 60 South Lincoln Street Washington, Pennsylvania 15301-4801 Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Pittsburgh, PA Permit No. 1183 WALK THIS WAY Resident assistants Stefanie Mogel ’13, Jackie Sipe ’13 and Jessica Kostelnik ’13 greet first-year students and parents arriving on campus for move-in day. Washington & Jefferson College welcomed 442 new Presidents at Matriculation, formally inducting them into the campus community. For more Matriculation coverage, turn to page 4.