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Alumni who endow scholarships make invaluable contributions to today’s students.

The Anita and George Owen Scholarship has allowed me to fully experience and embrace campus life without the extra stress of the financial debt…Generous gifts to Marywood allow students to immerse themselves in and uphold the Marywood tradition…These are intangible qualities we cannot purchase, but rather ones we should strive to sustain. Jean Gruber ’11, Nutrition and Dietetics Major, Recipient of the Anita and George Owen Scholarship, and Student Speaker at the 2010 Scholarship Dinner

Marywood University develops students into self-confident, well-educated professionals whose talents serve the greater community. My husband, George, and I chose to endow a scholarship at Marywood because we believe scholarships are a perfect way to synergize educational achievement, financial support, and leadership goals into success. Anita Vangarelli Owen ’58, former Marywood trustee, 2003 Honorary Degree recipient, and Past President of the American Dietetics Association

Winter 2010-2011




Catholic Charities USA recently bestowed a Centennial Medal on the Marywood University School of Social Work. The School was recognized for its long-standing work to reduce poverty in the United Sates and its reflection of Catholic values.



SSW Awarded Catholic Charities USA Centennial Medal


Race of the Saints


Advantage: Marywood Men’s Tennis


Sustainable Life

Marywood student Jeff Addley’s first-person account of how a Marywood study abroad experience enriched his life and allowed him to share in a cherished cultural tradition.

Marywood’s Men’s Tennis team concluded its record-setting year with the most wins in the 19-year history of the program and with the team’s first trip to NCAA Tournament play.

Cover Feature

Discover the important work that Marywood University is doing to become a fully-sustainable campus and ensure that future generations inherit a sustainable planet.





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EDITOR: Going Beyond Recycling PRESIDENT: Leading a Sustainable Life DIGEST: Board of Trustees, 2015 Society, Men’s Golf ALUMNI: Homecoming; Chapters on the Go Class Notes Where Is This? Best & Brightest Seen & Heard



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RECYCLING “The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another and all involved in one another.” ~Thomas Merton


erton calls us to a “keen awareness” of our interdependent world. To me, Marywood University is a microcosm of that world. I am convinced that what we do here—how we educate students, the choices we make as we build or renovate buildings, the means we use to power our campus, and the care we show towards our environment, in visible and invisible ways—deepens that awareness and transforms our role as global citizens. This seems a tall order, but it is one to which we, as God’s people, are called. Pope Benedict XVI, in his 2009 encyclical letter, Caritas in veritate (“Charity in Truth”), stated, “On this earth there is room for everyone: here the entire human family must find the resources to live with dignity, through the help of nature itself—God's gift to His children—and through hard work and creativity.” Marywood University has always worked hard and creatively responded to the ongoing challenges of living responsibly in this increasingly interdependent world. One needs only to look at this beautiful campus (an officially-designated arboretum) to see the living expression of this commitment. This issue of Marywood Magazine attempts to present the sustainability efforts you may not see unless you take a closer look: educational dialogue; community engagement; environmental remediation; scholarly initiatives; and long-term energy solutions. Throwing your empty water bottle into a recycling bin is a good way to start—but, if that’s the only measure of sustainability you practice, we invite you to look a little deeper and reflect on your spiritual connection to the stewardship of creation.

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Executive Officers Sister Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D. President of the University Alan M. Levine, Ph.D., Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Joseph X. Garvey, C.P.A., M.S., Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer Raymond P. Heath, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Life Clayton N. Pheasant, D.Min., Vice President for University Advancement Mary T. Gardier Paterson, J.D. Secretary of the University

Deans Mary Anne Fedrick, Ph.D., Dean Reap College of Education and Human Development Michael A. Foley, Ph.D., Dean College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Gregory K. Hunt, FAIA, Dean School of Architecture Lloyd L. Lyter, Ph.D., Interim Dean College of Health and Human Services Collier Parker, M.F.A., Dean Insalaco College of Creative and Performing Arts

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“Care for the earth is not just an Earth Day slogan; it is a requirement of our faith. We are called to protect people and the planet, living our faith in relationship with all of God’s creation. This environmental challenge has fundamental moral and ethical dimensions that cannot be ignored.” “Care for God’s Creation,” Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops




ne of the key themes of Catholic Social Teaching is “Care for God’s Creation.” As a Catholic university, Marywood has a responsibility to be proactive on the sustainability issue. We live out this sacred responsibility by striving for integrity in all we do. By marshaling our resources wisely, investing in alternative energy strategies, utilizing sustainable design practices, regularly recycling consumable and electronic products, and educating students to live responsibly in an interdependent world, we advance the enduring commitment echoed by our University motto: Sanctitas, Scientia, Sanitas— Holiness, Knowledge, Health. Sustainability initiatives are not new to Marywood or to the IHM Congregation. However, we wanted to bring to your attention some of our more recent campus efforts, to illustrate the depth of this commitment and to reaffirm our perspective going forward. Leading a sustainable life requires that we think beyond today and change how we live. In essence, the actions we cultivate now will produce the harvest that the next generation inherits. The best way to lead on this issue is by our own example.


SISTER ANNE MUNLEY, IHM, PH.D. President of the University


DIGEST New Members and Officers Elected to Board of Trustees Sister Suzanne Delaney, IHM

Peter J. Danchak

Mary Kay Rotert

Sr. Suzanne Delaney, IHM

Sr. Jean Louise Bachetti, IHM

Joan Banick Brooks

Marion Munley

Antonia M. Schierling

Richard P. Kane


ister Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D., Marywood University President, recently announced that four new members have been elected to Marywood’s Board of Trustees. In addition, a new slate of officers was elected for the 2010-2011 year. Board officers for 2010-2011 include Joan Banick Brooks, Chair; Marion Munley, Vice Chair; Antonia M. Schierling, Secretary; and Richard P. Kane, Treasurer. Newlyelected trustees are Peter J. Danchak; Mary Kay Rotert; Sister Suzanne Delaney, IHM; and Sister Jean Louise Bachetti, IHM.

Peter J. Danchak Mr. Danchak is the president of the Northeast Pennsylvania region of PNC Bank, a member of the The PNC Financial Services Group. Active in the community, Mr. Danchak serves as co-chair of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council of Pre-K Counts in Pennsylvania. He sits on the board of directors at a number of organizations. In 2009, he was granted the Goodwill Award of Appreciation from


Goodwill Industies of Northeast PA. Mr. Danchak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Scranton.

Mary Kay Rotert Ms. Rotert is a retired oncology nurse practitioner. During her career, she specialized in hospice and home care. She has served for 30 years as a contributing manuscript editor of Cancer Nursing: An International Journal for Cancer Care. Ms. Rotert’s current community activities include service as the immediate past president of the board for the Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club, as well as holding director posts and trusteeships on several community boards. She is a volunteer nurse practitioner for the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic, Kilmarnock, Virginia, which provides free medical care to uninsured and underinsured patients. A Registered Nurse, Ms. Rotert earned a Master of Science in Oncology Nursing from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wilkes University.

Sister Suzanne serves as Program Assistant for the Pastoral Counseling Department at Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center, Columbia, Maryland, a position she has held since 2008. Prior to this, she was the Program Director of Bon Secours Spiritual Center in Marriottsville, Maryland. Sister Suzanne also worked for many years as the Executive Assistant/ Office Manager for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. She began her career in secondary education as a teacher of English, religion, and art, eventually moving to the realm of higher education. She has served on a number of committees and boards. Sister Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in English, both earned at Marywood University. She has pursued continuing education at Howard University and attained certification for non-profit management from Loyola Sellinger School of Business. She also participated in an educational program at Redemptorist International Pastoral Centre in Shrewsbury, England.

Sister Jean Louise Bachetti, IHM Sister Jean Louise is Director of the IHM Associate Relationship, a program she helped to establish. She has held this position within the Congregation since 2004. She previously worked in Maryland, New Jersey, and New York as a principal and educator in Catholic elementary schools. Sister Jean Louise has also taught in Lima, Peru. During her lifetime career as an educator, she has directed and coordinated staff development, facilitated retreats, and organized educational workshops. In keeping with her interest in the arts, spirituality, embossing, and painting, she established a permanent collection of children’s art at St. John the Evangelist School in Maryland. Sister Jean Louise holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education/ Spanish from Immaculata University, a Master of Science degree in School Leadership from Marywood University, and a Master of Arts degree in Spiritual and Pastoral Care from Loyola University.

DIGEST SSW Awarded CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA CENTENNIAL MEDAL Awards Given to Organizations Who Help Reduce Poverty

Photo Credit: Catholic Charities USA

Rev. Larry Snyder, President of Catholic Charities USA; Dr. Lloyd Lyter, Interim Dean, College of Health and Human Services, Marywood University; Sr. Donna Markham, OP, Board Chair, Catholic Charities USA, and Prioress, Adrian Dominican Sisters, Adrian, MI


arywood University’s School of Social Work received the Catholic Charities USA Centennial Medal on Monday, September 27, in the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. The award recognizes Marywood’s contributions

to the reduction of poverty in the United States and its commitment to the principles of Catholic Charities USA. The organization presented Centennial Medals to 100 recipients, chosen by a Centennial Medal Committee. “As the School of Social Work’s representative, I was greatly honored to accept the Catholic Charities USA Centennial Medal in recognition of the School’s work over the past 40 years. The Centennial Medal recognizes the contributions of the BSW and MSW educational programs and faculty, as well as its many graduates who have served their communities and the social work profession admirably. All bring honor to Marywood University,” said Lloyd L. Lyter, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. The Marywood University School of Social Work is the leading provider of social work education in Northeast Pennsylvania, having educated more than 4,000 MSW and 500 BSW social workers since 1969. The school’s hallmark flexibility in scheduling and locations, as well as its welcoming learning environment, is responsive to beginning, career changing, and mid-career social work students. The MSW Program is offered at four geographic locations in the region, and the social work track offers a Ph.D. in Human Development. The school’s graduates are leaders in a variety of social work practice arenas in the region and throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, with a majority of its Ph.D. graduates in administrative, research, and college teaching positions.

New Scranton IHM Leadership Team New team members of the Scranton IHM Leadership Team were installed Sunday, June 27, at a Eucharistic Liturgy in the IHM Center Chapel.

L-R:Sister Christine Koellhoffer, IHM: Councilor for Spiritual Development; Sister Ellen Carney, IHM:Councilor for Temporal Resources; Sister Therese O'Rourke, IHM: President; Sister Rosemary Goulet, IHM: Councilor for Missioning and Community Life; Sister Ellen Maroney, IHM: Vice President and Councilor for Missioning and Community Life


President ial Medals




he recent 2015 Society Dinner honored the philanthropic support of Marywood University’s most generous benefactors. Held on Saturday, October 23, 2010, the dinner featured a special presentation of Presidential Medals to honorees on local, national, and international levels. The 2015 Society sets the stage for a momentous anniversary by honoring Marywood University’s most generous annual benefactors. Members can contribute at varying levels of support, with a minimum annual Society gift of $1,750 in fiscal year 2010-2011.




Two decades ago, members of the Fricchione family gave a precious gift to local children when the Fricchione Daycare Center was built on Marywood’s campus. For the past 20 years, this Center has provided loving care and creative educational experiences for infants and preschool children. The family’s dedication also endures, particularly through the efforts and care of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Fricchione, Sr. and Dr. Patrick J. Fricchione. The greatest success of the Fricchione Daycare Center can best be measured by the hundreds of children and their families who have been so well served by this extraordinary facility. Its influence extends to a second generation, as the earliest of the Center’s students are presently returning to enroll their children in this outstanding program. Looking ahead to future generations, the Fricchione Daycare Center stands as a symbol of the Fricchione family’s dedication.

Joan Banick Brooks, Board Chair; Dr. Patrick J. Fricchione; Sister Anne Munley, IHM; and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Fricchione, Sr.

Nat ional

From development of pediatric combination vaccines for infants and children, to booster vaccines for polio and pertussis for adolescents, to vaccines defending against influenza, pneumonia, and other respiratory tract infections for adults and the elderly, sanofi pasteur US pushes research continually forward. The corporation has provided support for educational programs and institutions of higher learning, including Marywood University, welcoming Marywood science students and faculty at its corporate headquarters to tour laboratory facilities and gain deeper understanding of the industry through personal observation. In addition, sanofi pasteur US has awarded generous grants to the University’s Science Department and to the biotechnology program in particular. Through all of its efforts, sanofi pasteur US truly advances its corporate mission to realize “a vision of a world in which no one suffers or dies from a vaccine preventable disease.”

Joan Banick Brooks; Frank Epifano, Marywood Trustee, Vice President for US Operations, sanofi pasteur US; and Sister Anne

Laurie Mezzalingua’s parents accepted her posthumously-awarded Presidential Medal. Pictured are Joan Banick Brooks, Mr. Daniel Mezzalingua, Sister Anne, Mrs. Kathleen Mezzalingua

Internat ional

An intelligent young woman, multi-talented and full of promise, Laurie Mezzalingua took what might have crushed a lesser individual as her call to action. Courageously, she refocused her life and career to battle her cancer. She called upon her leadership skills, serving in a variety of leadership and volunteer roles for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. She also set her sights on philanthropy, establishing the Saint Agatha Foundation, named for the patron saint of breast diseases, to support breast cancer sufferers who could not afford the enormous costs incurred in fighting the illness. Her love of St. Kitts and its people led to her family’s involvement in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in the island’s capital, Basseterre, and with the 600-student K-11 school there, for which they have funded a building to house a library and learning studies programs—appropriately named The Laurie Mezzalingua Resource Center. Laurie’s love for her family was deep and abiding, and she connected with children at levels not ordinarily seen. The Laurie Mezzalingua Early Education Center, a gift from her parents to honor that special connection, now houses pre-K and kindergarten programs. In demonstrating the significant difference one person can make, Laurie discovered purpose, satisfaction, and joy in life; she mirrored and reflected these qualities to family, friends, and all around her, as she searched and found how to serve, even in the face of great challenges.


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New Faces ON CAMPUS Dan Robbins, Ph.D. is the new Theatre Director at Marywood University. Dr. Robbins served previously as Director of Theatre at Eastern Arizona College and held other professional positions at Gordon College, Jacksonville University, and Valdosta State University. He also has served as chair for Colleges and Universities for the Georgia Theatre Conference and as chair for Small Theatre Programs for the Southeastern Theatre Conference, among others. Dr. Robbins has directed over 70 productions, ranging from children's theatre to classical theatre to musicals. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Gerald Zavorsky, Ph.D. is serving as the Director of the Human Physiology Lab and Associate Professor in the College of Health and Human Services. He manages the Human Physiology Lab and conducts research with students on obesity, athletes, and lung function. Prior to his new position, he served as Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Dr. Zavorsky earned a B.Ed. and an M.A. at McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.


Mary T. Gardier Paterson, J.D. is the Secretary of the University. Mrs. Paterson previously served as Solicitor for the City of Scranton. She also has taught family law and civil litigation at Marywood University. A member of the Lackawanna County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, Mrs. Patterson has appeared in state and

federal trial courts and in state appellate courts. In her new position, she serves as the executive officer responsible to the President of the University for duties as prescribed in the Bylaws of the University, the policies of the Board of Trustees, and the policies and directives of the President of the University. In addition, she will provide general legal counsel to the University. Mrs. Paterson holds a baccalaureate degree with honors in ChemBusiness from the University of Scranton, and she earned her juris doctorate from Temple University Law School.

New Responsibilities Alan M. Levine, Ph.D. is the Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs for Marywood University. He serves as chief academic officer of the University, where he provides leadership to the deans and faculty; oversees academic policy and priorities; maintains educational excellence, and provides oversight responsibility for the recruiting, hiring, retention, and performance of faculty. Dr. Levine earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics from New York University and a B.S. in Psychology from Hofstra University. Lloyd L. Lyter, Ph.D. has been named Interim Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. He is responsible for the operation of the departments of Health and Physical Education, Nursing and Public Administration, Nutrition and Dietetics, Physician Assistant Program, School of Social Work, and the Human Physiology Lab. Dr. Lyter is also mentoring independent studies for the fall. Dr. Lyter earned a B.A. at East Stroudsburg University, an M.P.A. at Temple University, and an M.S.W. at Marywood University. He received his Ph.D. in Social Work from Rutgers University. Diane Keller, Ph.D. serves as the Interim Director of the School of Social Work. She oversees the social work program and mentors new social work faculty and students. She also chairs four doctoral student dissertation committees. Dr. Keller is a registered nurse and social worker. In addition, she is a Certified IRM Professional and holds a Certificate in Research Integrity. She received a Nursing Education from Wilkes University, an M.S. in Human Resources Administration from the University of

Scranton, and an M.S.W. from Marywood University. She earned a Ph.D. in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University. Peter Kilcullen has been appointed Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications. Mr. Kilcullen joined Marywood in 2002 as Director of the Marywood Fund, and was appointed Executive Director of Marketing and Communications in 2003. He has served on the President's Cabinet since 2005. In his new position, Mr. Kilcullen will be responsible for developing the University's comprehensive marketing strategy, as well as communications planning and execution. Mr. Kilcullen holds a B.A. in English from Fordham University. Paul Strunk is Director of Capital Gifts and Campaign Manager. In this role, he will manage and plan the execution of the comprehensive Centennial campaign. Mr. Strunk holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a candidate for a master’s degree in Philanthropy from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Renée Gregori Zehel ’91 is Director of Development. Ms. Zehel joined Marywood in 2005 as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. In her new position, Ms. Zehel will plan and implement a development program to secure financial support for the University’s strategic initiatives. Ms. Zehel holds a B.A. in Communication Arts from Marywood and an M.S. in Educational Technology from College Misericordia. She is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Human Development with a concentration in Higher Education Administration from Marywood University.

DIGEST NATIONAL GRANT EXPANDS Physician Assistant Opportunities

Photo credit: Morgan Strasser

Pictured are members of Marywood University’s Physician Assistant Program: Lori Swanchak, Ph.D., PA-C; Karen Arscott, D.O., Program Director; Linda Hunter, Clinical Instructor, MPAS, PA-C; Lisa Mattei, Clinical Instructor, MPAS, PA-C; Stanley Blondek, M.D., FAAP, Medical Director; Marie Bonavoglia, Academic Coordinator, MPAS, PA-C.


arywood University’s Physician Assistant program was recently awarded $704,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as part of the Affordable Care Act’s “Expansion of Physician Assistant Training Program” (EPAT). HRSA is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. One of only 40 programs to be granted nationwide, Marywood University’s Physician Assistant Program will receive funding from HRSA to establish scholarships. These scholarships, awarded over a four-year period, aim to increase the number of primary care physician assistants within our communities, allowing for more affordable health care to both the uninsured and the under-insured. For more information, please contact Karen Arsoctt, D.O., Physician Assistant Program Director, at (570) 348-6298 or e-mail:

HAWK Architecture Gallery A

nn and David Hawk were recognized for their generosity to the University and the community by having the Gallery space in Marywood’s new LEED Gold-certified Center for Architectural Studies named in their honor. This space is used by students to showcase their projects and by the University for special gatherings. The Hawks have been longtime supporters of Marywood University. Mr. Hawk, Chairman of the Board and Director of Research and Development at Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, just completed three terms of service on the Marywood University Board of Trustees.

Communication Arts Symposium The Changing Art of Communication: “Bringing the Vision of the Future” A Communication Arts Symposium, held in the spring, was moderated by Dolores Nolan ’77, Vice President/ Membership Radio Advertising Bureau, and featured distinguished Marywood University alumni, faculty, and friends with a wealth of experience in the communications industry, including keynote speaker Gary Arlen, President of Arlen Communications, Inc., and panelist Christopher Ell '03 (not pictured), an artist from DreamWorks, whose works include Shrek Forever After.

Front Row: Heather Brown ’10; Dolores Nolan ’77; John Kilker, filmmaker/producer of the movie Bonneville; Sister Anne Munley, IHM; Mandy Leigh Boyle'10 Back Row: James Loftus '81, Vice President of CBS Radio; William Lynett, Marywood University Trustee and Publisher of The Scranton Times-Tribune; Dr. Doug Lawrence, Dr. Mike Mirabito; Tricia Richards, President of The PR Dept.




Jeff Addley ’11

by: Jeff Addley ’11 (As told to Sheryl Lynn Sochoka ’92)


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t all began with a cup of coffee. One morning in spring 2009, when I stopped by Marywood’s Fireplace Lounge to grab a cup of coffee, I made a connection that would help me realize a lifelong dream. The International Affairs Office had a table advertising study abroad opportunities. The one for Italy caught my attention, specifically a program in the province of Umbria (Perugia)—an area of Italy that my ancestors once called home. As fate would have it, I found a school located about 45 minutes away from Gubbio—the sister city of my hometown, Jessup, Pennsylvania. We share a common tradition: La Festa/Corsa dei Ceri, or, as many in Northeast Pennsylvania call it—St. Ubaldo Day, which takes place in Gubbio on May 15, the eve of the date that commemorates St. Ubaldo’s death. The tradition of Saint Ubaldo is cherished by me, my family, friends, and fellow cerioli (those who carry the wooden structures, or ceri, that hold the statues of the saints). When the opportunity to study in Italy came, I knew I had to go. I applied to the Umbria Institute and waited to see what would happen. For the past few years, I have held a social at my house on the Monday before the Ubaldo festivities; the celebration in 2009 was particularly special. My neighbor’s cousins were visiting from Gubbio to take part in the “Ceri” in Jessup for the first time. Maurizio Pelicci, my neighbor’s cousin, and his son, Georgio, were so happy and grateful to my family for their hospitality and the chance to meet the community of runners. A friendship was immediately formed. After they returned to Italy, I received an e-mail from them, with the message: “Next year, we want you in Gubbio with us…our home is your home…we are more than just friends. We are cerioli.” Those words gave me the extra push I needed. That summer, I landed a decent job in construction, in addition to working in a grocery store and cutting grass. I spent my so-called summer break working nearly 80-85 hours a week. The fall semester never seemed to end, but that was when I learned that I had been accepted to the Umbria Institute and had been awarded a scholarship for the spring semester. I was going to Italy! It was finally January, and I arrived in Perugia. It didn’t take me long to find my way to Gubbio. I

had kept close communication with Mauri (short for Maurizio), and we quickly made plans to get together. La Festa/Corsa dei Ceri represents a constant celebration throughout the year, not just within the city, but in the hearts of the Gubbinis. The most meaningful aspect to me was that no matter who was hosting the celebration, people from every family of saints celebrated together; not just a few, but hundreds. Ask anyone there, and they tell you, “Tre Santi…Una Famiglia”— three saints…one family. While they all run for their individual saint, each knows the importance of the day, who they run for, and why. Once the semester ended, I stayed with Mauri and spent my last week in Gubbio. I also met with Giampaolo Angeloni. He was among those I’d met in Jessup in 2009. Giampaolo is a runner for Ubaldo as I am; Mauri runs for Antonio. Giampaolo took me under his wing. I will never forget that the night before the ceri, he took me to the Palacio dei Console and told me to meet him there at 9 o’clock in the morning. I didn’t know why, but I made sure I was there. What he had in store for me was more than I could have imagined. I always wanted to go to Gubbio to see the race. Never did I think or expect that I would actually take part in or run with the Ceri. Eight people get to carry the ceri in the morning— eight. There are nearly 800 runners per team. Giampaolo just smiled as I realized what he had in store for me. I was going to be one of the eight. I couldn’t believe it. When we walked into the counsel palace and I saw the Ceri there sitting on braces, he just smiled and asked how my time in Italy was going now—I grabbed him, shook his hand, hugged him, and nearly cried, as I repeatedly thanked him. It was amazing to see this event and how so many come together to celebrate. When the moment came, the sound of trumpets erupted through the air. The doors of the palace opened. It was a sea of yellow, blue, black, and red in the Grande Palazio. Tens of thousands of people were outside as we rushed into the crowd. A year ago, Giampaolo and I ran side by side in Jessup; a year later, we ran side by side once again, but, this time, in Gubbio. I will forever treasure these meaningful experiences; the camaraderie; the passion, faith, love of family and friends; and the link between two cities that endures.

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IDNIGHT MAdNeSS Midnght Madness is the event of the season on campus! More than 2,000 students, athletes, and faculty jam the Insalaco Arena in the Mellow Center every fall in October to kick off the men’s and women’s basketball seasons, and to salute all the University’s sports teams, as well as the cheer, dance, and stomp groups. It’s a tradition that has taken on a life of its own.

This Just In…


Marywood's women's cross country team won the program's sixth conference title in the last eight years.

The women's soccer team claimed Marywood's first ever post-season tournament Championship by winning the ECAC South Region.

Marywood University Adds

MEN'S GOLF President Sister Anne Munley, IHM, has announced that the Marywood University Athletics and Recreation Department will add men's golf to the sports sponsorship package at the beginning of the 2011-2012 academic year. Men's golf will be Marywood's 17th varsity sport, joining men's and women's lacrosse and men's and women's swimming and diving as sports added since 2008. “We are very excited to add men's golf as a competitive sport at Marywood,” Dr. Mary Jo Gunning, Director of Athletics and Recreation, stated. “With our students coming from strong high school programs and fine local venues to play at, we expect the men's golf team to be competitive immediately.” The men’s golf team will compete as a split-season sport, playing in both the fall and the spring. With the addition of Marywood's team, the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) will have nine programs competing for the Conference Championship and an NCAA tournament berth.

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Marywood Men's Tennis

s the 2010 CSAC Champions, Marywood’s Men’s Tennis team concluded its record-setting year with 15 wins—the most in the 19-year history of the men’s tennis program—marking the team’s first trip to NCAA Tournament play. The Pacers also captured men’s tennis conference titles in 1998 and 2006, but they were not awarded automatic NCAA bids those years. This team joins the 1987 women’s basketball team and the 2008 women’s soccer team as the only Marywood teams to reach the NCAA tournament. Marywood finished with a record of 15-4, when the team’s recordsetting season came to a close at the hands of the University of Texas-Tyler in NCAA First Round action at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Six Marywood University men’s tennis players were named to three All-CSAC teams and freshman Todd Doran was named the Rookie of the Year after the Pacers captured their third conference championship in program history. Evan Bolus, Greg Chilson, Todd Doran, Ethan Jones, Bao Nguyen, Wyatt Nolan, and Daniel Pfafman have been honored by the conference.


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t Marywood University, we’re serious about sustainability. With so much entrusted to our care—not only the land and facilities of our campus, but the thousands of students we educate every year—it is vital to claim our role as an educational leader and step up to the challenge.

Our mission to educate students to live responsibly in a diverse and interdependent world can’t be underestimated. We count respect among our core values; this includes respect for the earth and all creation. In fact, we do everything we can to keep our 115-acre hillside campus (an officially-designated arboretum) beautiful year-round. That includes reducing our carbon footprint by incorporating sustainable building practices into new buildings; utilizing alternative energy, such as wind power and geothermal heat; reclaiming previously unusable land through ecological restoration; pursuing scholarly initiatives that raise awareness; educating students to be environmental stewards, and so much more. While this important work will advance our goal to become a fully-sustainable campus, the implications of our actions are deeper. What we practice today will ensure that future generations inherit a sustainable planet. This is one goal each of us can pursue with purpose. Find out more about Marywood University’s sustainability efforts: Did you know that Marywood’s campus is an official arboretum? Our campus presently features 42 species of trees that contain 103 varieties, and a comparable number and variety of shrubs, as well as ornamental grasses, perennial, biennial, and annual blooms. Discover the beauty of our campus in a new way:



Buri ed E nergy • E xpl odi ng Controversy • Burni ng Questi ons

In the Very GROUN by Patricia J. Thomas


he Latour Conference Room at Marywood University hummed with energy on the warm summer afternoon of August 19, 2010. On hand were Pennsylvania Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.; Congressman Paul Kanjorski; a panel of local and state officials, university professors, and industry executives—plus a large room (and a web chat line) filled with citizens and media representatives with questions. To ask those questions and to Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. speaks to the fuel the discussion, media following the Marcellus Shale Forum. they had come from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale counties east and west and north of Scranton, from the Philadelphia area, from New Jersey and New York, and online from far and wide. And small wonder. The matter at hand was one of Pennsylvania’s biggest “hot button” topics: “Marcellus Shale: Opportunities and Challenges.” Discussion of the rewards and dangers, and the pros and cons surrounding The Marcellus Shale, defines a controversy millions of years in the making. It started with an ancient inland sea, dying vegetation, heat and pressure from heaving land masses—all working over eons of time, undergirding a territory that would one day be the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with an amazing diversity of energy treasures. Coal. Oil. Natural gas. Energy! Pennsylvania has perhaps more of those widely diverse energy forms—solid, liquid, gaseous—than any other state in the nation. Energy,


millions of years old, lies beneath the ground where fields are planted, forests grow, buildings stand—indeed, beneath the Marywood University campus we walk on. The challenge is to get it out—safely and effectively. Pennsylvania has been down the energy extraction route, and in the process, racked up arguably more negatives than positives. The history of coal mining— anthracite in the eastern, bituminous in the western parts of the state— with the attending stories of prosperity and disasters, riches and poverty—is well known. Liquid energy surfaced in 1859 when Edwin Drake drilled the first oil well in the United States. He not only changed the quiet farm country near Titusville, Pennsylvania; he set in motion a world in which life would no longer be possible without petroleum. Along with the oil, natural gas came flowing out of Drake’s well. It took a while to discover how important and versatile this invisible energy source could be, but today, with its advantages becoming increasingly apparent, demand has sent people scrambling to find more of it. It is hiding, geologists found, in The Marcellus Shale. Pennsylvania, along with vast adjoining areas of New York, Ohio, and West Virginia, sits on a veritable foundation of Marcellus shale. Deep, deep Marcellus shale. Perhaps 5,000 to 8,000 feet below the surface. It had been considered a source too difficult and expensive to tap, but advances in technology—and rising gas prices—have made drilling more feasible. Some experts believe the deposit might be the richest in the nation, containing enough untapped resources to supply the energy-hungry East Coast for half a century. There could be as much as 500 trillion cubic feet of natural gas trapped there. Getting it out requires a drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” As the “hydraulic” part of the term indicates, this means

“When we consider the Marcellus Shale issue, we see landowners, local community leaders, industry leaders, state regulators, and federal officials—all of whom are faced with responsibility for balancing an economic opportunity with stewardship of the land for future generations.” Sister Anne Munley, IHM, President of the University

ND We Walk Upon using a lot of water—drawn from area rivers and infused with chemicals—pumped underground to break up the shale, allowing gas to escape, but leaving chemicals and water. The potential is enormous—for jobs, wealth, business growth. But so is the potential for environmental disaster. And Pennsylvania has been down this road before. “We are trustees of Penn’s Woods,” said Senator Robert Casey. “We must protect our people, land, water...our future. We have to get it right this time.” It was a sentiment echoed by all the members of the panel who spoke for diverse areas of interest in the discussion—including Kathryn Klaber, President and Executive Director of the coalition representing drilling companies. The industry itself, she said, is determined “to do this right...We need to be at a place where there are no violations, and we need to be doing that consistently to earn trust.” John Quigley, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), brought special attention to the environmental dangers posed to Pennsylvania’s state parks, noting that more than half of them are potential gas-rich drilling sites. But, he pointed out, the Commonwealth does not own mineral rights to about 80 percent of the land underlying the parks, leaving the DCNR without much control and opening pristine park land to the mercy of drillers. Jennifer Hoffman, Section Chief of Monitoring and Assessment for the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, described the commission’s ongoing regulation efforts to ensure that waterways will not be negatively impacted by drilling water withdrawals. Although not often thought of as such, water is, in fact, also an energy source. “All energy requires water; all water requires energy. Pennsylvania is water rich,” said Dr. Jeanne VanBriesen, Director of the Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems at Carnegie Melon University. “We need to think about how Pennsylvania’s water wealth comes into play.” “Marcellus shale extraction involves water-in, water-out,” she explained. “The water-out process picks up salt water. It’s like ocean water.”

Salt—potentially damaging salt—is there—along with the natural gas, locked into the shale left by the dying inland sea, all those eons ago. “Can we manage wastewater treatment and balance the water need of the drilling industry, while also protecting the environment? The technology is available,” Dr. VanBriesen said, adding, “We can. My question for our government and our regulators is: Will we?” As Dr. Timothy Kelsey, Program Leader for Economic and Community Development with Penn State Cooperative Extension, pointed out, however, the environmental impact of drilling is not the only concern. The challenge will be to prevent a disastrous boom-and-bust effect in small communities. “Energy booms create direct, significant influence on population, affecting all sectors of community: housing, culture, public services, government, increases in social problems,” he said. “[Prosperity] can be a double-edged sword, causing a major impact on existing businesses and employees. Higher wages can cause inflation; non-gas businesses and residents can struggle.” The boom portion of the boom-bust cycle for Marcellus Shale development will last about thirty years, Dr. Kelsey said. Serious thought

Dr. Jeanne VanBriessen, director of the Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems at Carnegie Melon University, challenged industry and regulators on water concerns in Marcellus Shale development.



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“How well we respond to the needs of our time will determine how effectively future generations will be positioned to lead, to listen, to respond, and to act.” Sister Anne Munley, IHM, President of the University

needs to be given to the bust at the end of those thirty years, he said. landowners, local community leaders, industry leaders, state regulators, Rapid expansion of community infrastructure—housing, schools, utilities, and federal officials—all of whom are faced with responsibility for safety services, and more—will be followed by an exodus of population balancing an economic opportunity with stewardship of the land for when development declines. What happens to those changed future generations. communities—all that infrastructure— “How well we respond to the once the bust hits? needs of our time will determine Marywood University President, how effectively future generations Sister Anne Munley, expressed this will be positioned to lead, to listen, same concern in her remarks. This to respond, and to act. May we first Sustainability Series forum, she open our minds and hearts to one said, represents an initial effort to another,” she concluded, “and learn address a number of vital issues. to live, not just in this moment, but “The opportunities and challenges beyond it—conscious that the facing our region and world in actions we cultivate today will planning for a sustainable future become the harvest that the next deserve our collective focus,” she generation will inherit.” said. “That is why we are beginning At the first Marywood University the Marywood University Sustainability Series forum in August, L to R: Jennifer Hoffman, Manager, Monitoring and Assessment Sustainability Series with this forum. Program, Susquehanna River Basin Commission; Lee DeHines, expert presenters and more than “It is important to recall our 300 citizens of the emerging J.D., Marywood trustee; Jeane VanBriesen, Ph.D., Director, regional history at moments such as Marcellus Shale region in Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems, this,” Sr. Anne said, recalling once Pennsylvania, as well as scores of Carnegie Mellon University; Richard Kane, Marywood trustee; online questioners, exchanged ideas again, the mixed blessing that lies Sr. Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D., President of the University; beneath our feet. There is fuel to that will define the discourse for the power an economy, move a nation, next several decades and beyond. Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural Economics drive opportunity—all deep The challenges and resolutions and State Program Leader, Economic & Community Development, beneath the very ground we walk are complex, the stakes will surely Penn State University; Joan Brooks, Chair of the Board of upon. But there are also inherent escalate, and passions will continue Trustees; Patrick Brier, J.D., Moderator; and Kathryn Klaber, dangers. to run high. For the extraction of President and Executive Director, Marcellus Shale Coalition. “While the coal boom of the energy millions of years in the 20th century in Northeast making, there are no easy answers. Pennsylvania led to prosperity for many, it also left an indelible mark on the region’s environment and caused long-term economic disarray from For details of the forum and information on the next forum in dependence on a single industry,” Sister Anne pointed out. the Sustainability Series, go to “When we consider the Marcellus Shale issue,” she said, “we see


Communit y GARDEN

A DELICIOUS SUCCESS A grant from the Overlook Estate Foundation supported efforts to create and sustain a 26-plot Community Garden for the Marywood Community on the reclaimed brownfield site on campus this past summer. Terri Christoph, Marywood Technology Trainer, who had a plot in the Community Garden during its opening growing season, explains, “I love the idea of a community garden because it is so convenient, and it is wonderful to share the harvest and recipes with others. What could be better? I planted zucchini, summer squash, butternut squash, hubbard squash, green beans, eggplant and a couple of mystery plants. I added some marigolds to add color and to be able to spot our plot quickly.” The garden, which will become an annual initiative, preserves green spaces and natural resources, reconnects people with nature, advances environmental stewardship, and unites communities. Overseen by Marywood’s Superintendent of Grounds, Mark Burns, and the Marywood Arboretum Committee, the project’s first year was declared “a delicious success.”


Healing Art A

rtist Patricia Johanson believes that art can help to heal the earth, and her proposed landscape design project at Marywood University aims to do just that. Known as Mary’s Garden, the project is presently seeking both private and public funds so the artist’s vision can take shape on a portion of previously mine-scarred land, recently reclaimed in the northeast section of campus. “Unlike most art projects, Mary’s Garden deals with sustainability, healing, the restoration of water and wildlife, ecological plant communities that complement the Arboretum, and narratives that parallel the formation of coal, the history of mining, and local communities—the IHM Congregation and the people they serve,” Ms. Johanson observed. The construction of Mary’s Garden would address storm water drainage concerns, in addition to featuring two outdoor classrooms and a new trail system that would Art Department faculty Pamela link the upper and M. Parsons and Dr. Linda Dugan lower campus and Partidge with Patricia Johanson, connect to Olyphant designer of Mary’s Garden. Avenue and the Lackawanna River Greenway. Ms. Johanson said that realizing the project’s goals depends on raising the needed funds to make it happen. The special nature of this project piqued the interest of Landscape Architect and Specifier News, a national print magazine. The magazine’s editor, Leslie, McGuire, recently interviewed Ms. Johanson and is featuring her and the plans for Mary’s Garden in the publication’s “green” issue, as well as on the magazine’s online site,


Educating the Community

We DO Want This in Our Backyard Dr. Linda Dugan Partridge and Pamela M. Parsons, Marywood University art faculty members, along with Patricia Johanson, designer of Marywood University’s Land Design/ Environmental Remediation Initiative, have been making their case for Mary’s Garden in the way they Mary’s Garden know best: by educating others. They spoke at the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs national conference in September. Dr. Partridge contributed a scholarly paper, and her discussion centered on recent, collaborative approaches of environmental artists to land remediation efforts, their effectiveness, and the potential for future opportunities in mine land reclamation. In the second of these two linked sessions, Ms. Parsons and Ms. Johanson focused on the Lilly Design Marywood project and its place in Johanson’s body of work. Ms. Parsons introduced Ms. Johanson’s related remediation projects and offered details about the history and topography of Marywood’s site. In turn, Ms. Johanson presented specifics about her Mary’s Garden concept design, with additional commentary on engineering and infrastructure issues. Dr. Partridge and Ms. Parsons also presented details about Mary’s Garden at the Pennsylvania Rose Design Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Sustainable Landscapes Conference, held on the Marywood campus on October 19. The two artists emphasized how this project addresses storm water and other infrastructure needs, restores ecological balance, and how its features honor the region’s mining history. “Mary’s Garden will become a common ground for healing; honoring our heritage; and inspiring a livable, aesthetic, and sustainably-designed future,” stated Dr. Partridge. The artists’ ongoing quest to raise awareness about the project, which is presently seeking funding support, has taken the form of exhibitions, essays, scholarly publications, community partnerships, and global exchange programs.



ecognizing and celebrating the growth of its resident student population, Marywood University dedicated the Woodland Residence Facilities II on October 22. The new, first-rate living facility was ready and waiting for students when they returned to campus for the fall semester. It is designed and equipped to meet both learning and living needs and features 12 townhouse units that house eight students per unit.

Following the dedication, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony for Maxis Lane, a new campus road that provides easier access to this residence facility, as well as to several athletic fields and facilities within the Student Life corridor of Marywood’s campus. Maxis Lane is named in honor of one of the co-founders of the IHM Congregation, Sister Theresa Maxis Duchemin, IHM. Sister Anne Munley stated, “Just as Sister Theresa Maxis expanded the horizons of women who were eager to embrace a life of joyful, loving service to God and to those in need, Maxis Lane will expand the boundaries of the campus, giving us easier access to and greater options for the section of our lower campus, recently recovered through a grant from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Mine Reclamation.”




bandoned mine shafts beneath campus, long perceived as an unusable relic of an industrial past, have a new purpose in the quest for alternative energy sources. Marywood University and GreenmanPedersen, Inc., an engineering and construction services firm, recently repurposed abandoned coal mines underneath campus into a source of geothermal energy for the Center for Architectural Studies. A highly efficient and environmentally friendly practice, using mine shafts as a source of geothermal energy can minimize or eliminate the need for fossilfired heating systems. At the same time, geothermal energy systems help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, make use of local resources, don’t pollute the environment, reduce operating costs, and don’t require a lot of construction and development. Ground-coupled geothermal systems use the constant temperature of the earth’s crust to exchange energy for heating and cooling applications. Marywood’s project uses flooded underground mine shafts for this purpose. Geothermal systems can be open or closed. Open systems extract ground

water from a well and use that water to meet cooling or heating needs. Closed loop systems include numerous borings or horizontal trenches with long lengths of piping that are completely buried to exchange heat with the earth. Both systems have been used in countless sustainable initiatives, reducing their carbon footprint. Marywood University uses an open geothermal system that utilizes two wells to extract the energy from the earth. The Center for Architectural Studies uses a direct cooling application. The water extracted from the earth is cold enough to cool the space without any compressorized air conditioning equipment, eliminating the need for refrigerant-driven, energy-consuming equipment. The Center uses the cooling capacity in the geothermal system to serve chilled beams in the large, open studio areas. Water (with a temperature of 58°F to 60°F) is circulated through long, ceiling-mounted chilled beams, providing the necessary cooling capacity to meet the space needs. Chilled beams require no electrical energy to operate and are silent; they simply rely on natural convection (the cool air “dropping”) from the beams along the ceiling to the

Production and Recharge Wells were drilled this summer near the Center for Architectural Studies. Small well-caps now stand in the drill derrick’s place. occupied areas below. Marywood’s new geothermal system, completed during the summer, serves a portion of the cooling needs of the Center for Architectural Studies. The system can be expanded and will be utilized in Phase II of the Center’s construction, in an effort to continue the University’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

How an OPEN Geothermal System Works The production well contains a submersible pump, similar to a traditional portable water well pump, to extract water from the flooded mine and pipe it to the surface. The water is then piped to a heat exchanger to extract heat to the building system. The heat exchanger cools the water circulated in the building system, while at the same time preventing the raw mine water from mixing with the building water circulation system. After passing through the heat exchanger, the mine water is returned to the recharge well, which ends in the same mine shaft as the production well. All water extracted from the production well is returned to the recharge well.


“What is THAT thing?”


eople who drive by the side of Marywood’s campus that skirts Interstate 81 have noticed it and asked this question. They wonder about this large object, resembling an oversized megaphone on a flag pole, and about its purpose. As the lyrics of Dylan’s classic folk song go, “The answer is blowin’ in the wind.” Quite simply, “that thing” is a wind turbine—a free-standing unit that harnesses wind energy to power the new Aquatics Center. If it performs as expected, Marywood will consider purchasing up to six additional turbines to provide power to other buildings on campus. The turbine was produced by the WindTamer Corporation and is the company’s first in Pennsylvania, as well as its first at a university. The company states, “The vibration-free turbines work well in a wider range of winds and heights, enabling them to be used in places such as rooftops and residential

neighborhoods. The turbines not only provide green energy, they are also silent, safe for birds, and only as tall as a flag pole.” People may think it works like a fan, but, as WindTamer’s website explains, “While a fan uses electricity to make wind, a wind turbine uses wind to make electricity. A basic wind turbine consists of a rotor and an electrical generator at the top of a tower. The wind turns the blades, which spins the rotor’s shaft. The turning shaft connects to a generator and makes electricity. Wires then deliver the electricity to where it’s needed.” Installed in August, Marywood’s wind turbine has been doing its job efficiently and can be seen facing any number of directions, depending on which way the wind blows. It represents one more way by which Marywood University is setting the standard for clean, alternative energy sources to power the campus.

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ALUMNI Alumni Profile

MICHELLE A. SUMMERS ’00 Marywood University Alumni Association RECENT GRADUATE AWARD “All the world’s a stage...” William Shakespeare wrote, “...and one man in his time plays many parts.” For Michelle Summers ’00, her roles as educator, camp director, and theatrical administrator, are also characterized with such functions as scenic artist, technical director, stage manager, lighting technician, properties mistress, and practically a playbill of other assignments. In other words, she is a theatrical multi-tasker, truly playing many parts. She is skilled in stagecraft, passionate about the arts, and dedicated to the idea that theater can be a NEW Director of powerful force in the lives of young people. Constituency Relations and As English, speech, composition, and the Marywood Fund communications teacher at Dunmore High School, she takes a wide-angle view of ichele Zabriski has been named the education, incorporating cross-cultural Director of Constituency Relations studies; introducing poetry, theatre, short and the Marywood Fund. In her stories, novels, daily journals, historical new position, she will direct and develop the events, and film into her classes in speech, Marywood Fund to attain strategic and fiscal composition, and communication. goals of the University as well as direct Fortunately for budding journalists, she also engagement activities with all constituencies serves as moderator of the school related to Marywood University. newspaper, and she participates in the afterPrior to her new position, Ms. Zabriski school tutoring program. served as Major Gifts/ Planned Giving Her idea of “summer theatre” differs Officer for East Stroudsburg University, slightly from the usual definition. Once the where she identified and solicited major and curtain falls on the school year, she heads planned gifts. She also served as Director of for Camp Our Time in Rock Hill, New York— Individual Giving at Wilkes University. There, a non-profit artistic program, offering help she exceeded her goal for the annual fund. and hope to children struggling to overcome She also garnered support for endowed stuttering challenges, notably through scholarships. Ms. Zabriski managed the John participation in theatre. Michelle, in fact, is Wilkes Society and directed The Wilkes co-founder of the camp, having helped to Fund/ Leadership Gifts Program. She also develop the innovative approach. Now she held positions at Pennsylvania State plays jack-of-all-trades in organizing and University Wilkes-Barre, Kings College, and administering the program. Blue Cross Northeastern PA. As a member of the millennial class of Zabriski is a member of CASE, the 2000, Michelle received her B.A. degree cum Association of Fundraising Professionals and laude in Theatre with a minor in Art and a King’s College Alumni Association. She holds concentration in sculpture. Subsequently, she an A.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in returned to earn a secondary education English Writing from King’s College. certification in Communications. Currently, she is pursuing an M.S. in Arts Administration at Drexel University.





Thom Sueta, MAA President elect, Sister Anne Munley, IHM, present the Recent Graduate Award to Michelle Summers ’00 during Homecoming Weekend. Her impressive professional resume spotlights a star-spangled listing of work with accomplished directors—on popular plays that range from musicals to dramas to comedies; from children’s theatre to ballet to Shakespearean tragedy. She has instructed classes on stagecraft and costumes and designed sets for Marywood’s Summer Music Camp. She has been technical director for plays at Keystone College, helped stage shows at Scranton High School, and worked with Linn McDonald’s School of Dance and Ballet Theatre League of Scranton in presenting the annual Christmas production of The Nutcracker Ballet. She has chosen to focus her attention mainly on backstage and technical production, although she did trod the boards once as a child—in Julius Caesar, under the direction of the legendary Sir Richard Harris. She continues to serve her alma mater and Marywood’s Theatre Program, working for the past five years as box office manager for a number of University productions. The Marywood Alumni Association is pleased to recognize Michelle Summers, for whom the world is, indeed, a stage. And, it is one on which she will continue to fulfill roles of educating, enriching, supporting, serving—school, community, and the youth of a new generation. For her, the show must—and does—go on!


Homecoming Weekend, held the first weekend in October, successfully brought alumni of all ages back to campus to reconnect with their classmates. Homecoming is quickly becoming an event that draws alumni from all regions. The event continues to grow in size and popularity each year.


A: Fun, Family and Friends at the Family Picnic. B. Chris Barrows ’09 catches up with a classmate at Oktober Fest.


C. Women’s Soccer game during Homecoming Weekend.

Marywood Teams go 5-0 Homecoming Saturday turned out to be a perfect day for Marywood University athletics. When the men's soccer team wrapped up a 7-1 win over Berkeley College under the lights, it allowed Marywood to finish the day 5-0, including home wins in women's soccer, women's volleyball, and men's soccer on Family and Homecoming Weekend. The field hockey and women's tennis teams won on the road.



Class Notes

Thriving in Florida, Inez Cardoni Mellow

recently sent word of her happy life in 40s (1946) Jacksonville. She writes with humor of her “charming home in a retirement community, Cypress Village” and of her busy, fun-filled days spent writing, painting, training to dress the altar at her chapel, meeting with the book club, socializing with her many friends at Cypress Village and visiting the local Museum. She also writes fondly of happy visits with her daughter, Diane Morice, who lives nearby and of the close contact she keeps with her other children, Chris and Emil, and her seven grandchildren. Helen Izak Ewasko

and Paul Ewasko

their 50th wedding anniversary on 50s celebrated April 25, 2010.

Nancy M. Noonan (1963) is co-founder and President of “Marions United for Public Education”, a grassroots advocacy group of parents, teachers, students, businesses and other interested citizens committed to building stronger and more effective public schools for children of Marion County, FL.


Dr. Gene Walters (1986) was awarded the prestigious Board Certified Counselor designation by the American Board of Professional Counselors (BCPC) and by the American Board of Professional Counselors (ABPC). He was also awarded the designation Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Assocation (DAPA). Dr. Walters is a retired US Public Health Service (USPHS) Commander, having served a combined total of 22 years active duty in both the USPHS and the US Army. He holds 10 advanced degrees, including a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and a Doctorate in Social Work. He was also awarded three honorary doctorates and earned two undergraduate degrees. Furthermore, he has been included in Biltmore’s Who’s Who.

Mary K. Mangan Cahill (1980) is the Superintendent of Schools for the Lake George Central School District.

Joyce Covaleski (1987) recently received her Master of Art in Teaching degree from Marywood University. She graduated summa cum laude.

Jack DeVaney (1980) rejoined Horizon Health as Senior Vice President of Operations.

Julia K. Munley (1987) was recently given the certification of “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell. To earn status of an AV Rated Attorney, Ms. Munley was rated by peers in acknowledgment of her legal skill set; this is the highest professional rating an attorney can attain.


Laura Neuscheler, LPC (1981) has opened a private counseling practice dedicated to serving adolescents and their families. Eileen P. Blackwell (1981) will join the faculty at Genesee Community College this fall as Instructor of Psychology and Human Services. Ms. Blackwell, a Hemlock resident, has been serving on a temporary, one-year appointment. She has served as an addiction therapist at Unity Health System of Rochester, diversion counselor for pretrial services of the Monroe County Bar Association, and psychologist at Monroe Developmental Center. She has also served as Assistant Dean of Women at Elim Bible Institute in Lima. She holds a B.A. degree from Gettysburg College and an M.A. degree from Marywood, both of Pennsylvania.


Marianne Menapace Gilmartin, J.D. (1983), a shareholder with the firm of Stevens & Lee, P.C. was selected as one of “NEPA’s Top 25 Women in Business” by the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal and the National Association of Women Business Owners; she was also selected as a PA Super Lawyer for the second consecutive year in the area of construction law.

Jeremy Cantor (1988) and his wife, Tanya, welcomed a baby boy, Daniel (Doc) Orion Cantor, May 25, 2010. Christopher DiMattio (1988) will serve as president of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the U.S., in 2010-2011. He took office in July during the UNICO National Convention in Hershey, PA. Karen Ozack Gasdik (1992) and her husband,

90s Stephen, welcomed a baby boy on June 25, 2010. Russell C. Fulton (1993) and Kristin Jenkins welcomed a baby boy on July 3, 2010.

Mary Orlando Llewellyn (1981) was profiled in the June 2010 issue of Specialty Fabrics Review, a publication of the Industrial Fabrics Association International.

Denise Ann Skorupa Bolcavage (1993) and Kenneth Bolcavage were married on June 18, 2010.

Major Lisa A. Christie (1982) was recently promoted and assigned as the Director of Discipline Office with the Pennsylvania State Police.

Lloyd L. Lyter, Ph.D. (1994) was named the Interim Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Marywood University.

ALUMNI Eric Pochas (1994) and Michelle Wisniewski Pochas (1994) welcomed a baby boy on August 7, 2010.

Maureen Polster (1999) was recently appointed the Residential Mortgage Manager for Fidelity Bank.

Joy Davis Zymblosky (1996) and her husband, Gerald, Jr., Army National Guard Capt. James R. Minicozzi (1999) of welcomed a baby boy on July 19, 2010. Scranton was presented Tobyhanna Army Depot’s Warfighter of the Quarter Award for providing communication support in Iraq and Afghanistan and sustaining the military proficiency of Raymond Ceccotti (1996), senior vice-president of Honesdale National Bank, was presented with a Volunteer of soldiers under his command the Year award by MetroAction, a division of the Greater Tim Wilson (1999) was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in Scranton Chamber of Commerce. the New York City Police Department on Friday, August 27, 2010. Attorney Jeff Kleha, (1997) who received his Master of Terrance N. O’Brien (2000) and Science in Special Education from Marywood, was appointed to a four-year term as a board member of the Scioto County Elizabeth Mary Luchansky were married (Ohio) Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental on August 28, 2010. Disabilities. Jennifer Spinelli (2000) and her husband, Corey, welcomed Diane Keller, Ph.D. (1997) was named the Interim a baby boy on August 4, 2010. Director of Marywood’s School of Social Work. Tricia Beckwith Herron (2000) and her husband, Thomas, Megan Markus (1998) welcomed a baby boy, Ryan welcomed a baby girl on July 29, 2010. Michael Markus, on September 21, 2009. Toni Anne Weaver Meleski (2001) and Timothy Meleski Heather M. Hulse (1998) has become a shareholder in were married on July 10, 2009. McAndrews Law Offices PC. She has been with the firm since 1999 and practices in the Scranton office. Jennifer Gerlach McCrink (2001) and her husband, Lt. Sean McCrink, welcomed a baby girl, Caitlyn Jeanne, on Joanne Rybski Kimbrough (1998) and her husband, May 2, 2010. Jerry, welcomed a baby girl, Maggie Grace Kimbrough, on March 13, 2010. Amanda Bender Montoro (2001) and husband, Michael J. Montoro (2003), welcomed a baby girl on July 11, 2010. Michael C. Ricciardi (1998) and Lynn Archer Ricciardi were married on May 1, 2010. Jennifer Romano Lubinski (2002) and her husband, Timothy, welcomed a baby girl on May 13, 2010. Amy L. Worman (1998) and Rich Scott welcomed a baby girl on July 30, 2010. Colleen A. Miluski Moulin (2002) and Sébastien Moulin were married on February 26, 2010. Megan Calpin Hughes (1998) and her husband, Rob Hughes, Cassie Rose Kobeski Schlittler (2002) and Eric William welcomed a baby boy, Harrison Rhys Schlittler were married on August 22, 2009. Hughes, on April 15, 2010. He joins his older sister, Hannah Elizabeth. (Pictured at right.)


Francine Gnall Harkins (1998) and Lonnie P. Harkins were married on May 8, 2010. Jason T. Munley (1998) and Jessica D. Fries Munley (1997) welcomed a baby girl on August 6, 2010. Christopher Lewis (1999) and his wife, Lisa, welcomed a baby boy, Christopher Joshua Lewis, on March 3, 2010.

Maribeth Conniff (2003) and Al Callejas were married on July 23, 2010. Amanda Dunbar Merolla (2003) and husband, Carmen, welcomed a baby boy, Colin Patrick, on August 6, 2009. He joins his brothers, Liam and Gavin. Emily A. Leombruni (2003) and Brian Walsh were married on July 10, 2010. Karrie A. Noll Vitaletti (2003) and her husband, Ryan, welcomed a baby girl on June 23, 2010. Emily Ann Leombruni (2003) and Brian Gregory Walsh, Jr. were married on July 10, 2010. Jaime L. Marcks (2003) and Chris Kelly were married on August 22, 2010. Ann Marie Ashton Malloy (2003) and Daniel Mark Malloy were married on July 17, 2010. Jennifer Kordowski Hasenstab (2003) and Andrew Hasenstab were married on July 11, 2009. Emily Ann Leombruni Walsh (2003) and Brian Gregory Walsh, Jr. were married on July 10, 2010. Kaitlin Faber Dunphy (2003) and Robert Dunphy were married on July 3, 2010. Kaitlin’s bridesmaids included Meredith Force Cozzarelli (2004) and Johanna Marks Ziembicki (2003). Alicia Marie Verbrugghe Carey (2003) and Aaron Carey welcomed a baby girl, Dorothea Rae “Dori” Carey on February 13, 2010. (Pictured at right.) Diane Brown Michalczyk (2003) and her husband, Mark, welcomed a baby boy on July 29, 2010. Michelle Bersch (2003), owner of Design Done Right in Lake Ariel and Scranton, was presented with a Young Entrepreneur of the Year award by MetroAction, a division of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

Patricia Brilla Dean (2002) and Peter Dean were married on July 23, 2010. (Pictured above.)

Michele Minkler LaMagna (2003) and her husband, Daniel, welcomed a baby boy on August 4, 2010. 29

ALUMNI Dana Runco Kempa (2004) and Glenn Kempa were married on April 25, 2009. Amy Caucci Brennan (2004) and Michael Brennan were married on July 3, 2009. Alma M. Arias McGarry (2004) and her husband, Paul, welcomed a baby girl on June 1, 2010.

Daron L. Dickerson (2005) and Erica A. Pagan Dickerson (2006) were married at Marywood University on June 26, 2010. (Pictured at right.) Laura Christine Stuart Wilks (2005) and David Wilks were married on August 14, 2009.

Robert F. Yeck (2004) and Janet Fontimayor were married on August 14, 2010.

Lindsay Yound Johnson (2005) and Jacob Johnson (2006) were married on August 7, Erika Chiocco (2004) and Edward Hornbeck are engaged to 2009. be married in May 2011. Jessica A. Wisniewiski (2006) and Henry Zimmer were Jaime L. Pidgeon (2004) welcomed a baby boy on July married June 5, 2010. 14, 2010. Tomlynn Fallon (2006) and Kathryn M. Cawley (2004) Patrick Biondo are engaged to and Frank T. Suraci were married be married on August 27, 2011. on October 1, 2010. (Pictured at left.) Trish Parratt Cherrington (2004) and Robert Cherrington (2006) were married March 27, 2010. (Pictured at left.) Brian Dorshimer (2005) received a Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in July 2009. He is now working as a school psychologist in the Governor Mifflin School District. Susan Turcmanovich (2005) was promoted to external affairs manager for NEPA in the Wilkes-Barre office. Melissa McLain Wicksnes (2005) and her husband, Matthew, welcomed a baby boy on June 5, 2010. Colleen C. Henry (2005) and Anthony Roberts were married on September 17, 2010. Richard Mogavero (2005) and Tiffany Marie Simon Mogavero were married on June 2, 2010.

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Ellen Young Zick (2006) and Jeffrey Zick were married on May 15, 2010. Jessica A. Wisniewiski (2006) and Henry Zimmer were married on June 5, 2010. Lisa Mazak Havran (2006) and her husband, Jeff, welcomed a baby boy on May 20, 2010. Nicholas Lopuhovsky (2006) and Rebecca Ricketts Lopuhovsky were married on June 25, 2009.

Moriah Ann Harding (2006) and Frank Samuel Talarico were married in October 2010. Elizabeth Luchansky O’Brien (2006) and Terrance N. O’Brien (2000) were married on August 28, 2010. Jennifer A. Janesko (2006) and Jason Collinsworth were married this fall. Kimberly Jubinsky (2006) and Joseph Caputo were married October 16, 2010. Alicia Woodruff (2006) recently joined MetroAction as a business development specialist. Kathryn A. Lubash (2007) and Corey Henfling were married in June 2010. Melissa Kashuba Pellegrino (2007) and Gerry Pellegrino were married May 23, 2009. Angela Munley (2007) and Edward Yachna, Jr. were married August 27, 2010. Susan Turcmanovich (2005) was promoted to external affairs manager for NEPA in the Wilkes-Barre office. Bethany Cutler (2007) and Matthew Partigianoni welcomed a baby boy, Charlie, on September 27, 2009. William Battenberg (2007) and wife, Danielle, welcomed a baby girl on June 11, 2010. Lori Marie Battle (2007) and Jade Michael Bonafede are engaged to be married on October 2, 2010.

Daniel J. Cherney (2006) and Jaclyn Porosky were married on June 13, 2010. Maria Anne Carchilla (2007) and Michael Jason Balakier were married on October 9, 2010. Michael Peregrim (2006) and Nicole Sandy welcomed a baby boy on June 17, 2010. Morgan Owen (2007) and Ernest Englehardt (2008) are engaged to be married on September 22, 2012. Kristy Weidow Keeler (2006) and James Keeler were married on July 9, 2010. Laura Marie Robold Jones (2007) and Christopher R. Jones were married on August 14, 2010. Dana A. Patchcoski Abda (2006) and Michael Abda were married on July 24, 2010. Christie Del Nero Geiger (2007) Mary Jo Biazzo Sedon (2006) and Stephan E. Sedon were and Evan Geiger married on August 16, 2009. were married on July 25, 2010. Amanda M. Campbell (2006) and husband, Greg, (Pictured at right.) welcomed a baby boy on July 3, 2010.

ALUMNI Colleen Brydon (2008) and William Reckless were married on July 10, 2010.

Monique Molinaro Cobb (2009) and her husband, Raymond, Jr., welcomed a baby girl on June 3, 2010.

Corissa N. Ferranti (2008) and Patrick Meehan were married this fall.

Michael Dessoye (2009) and Elizabeth M. Zaydon Dessoye (2007) were married on June 19, 2010.

James Carroll (2008) and Ashley Alfieri (2009) were married on July 10, 2010.

Jennifer Rose Petrovsky (2009) and Joseph Edward Yasinskas were married in June 2010.

Ashley Williams Ciabocchi (2008) and John C. Ciabocchi (2002) were married on October 17, 2009.

Erin E. Bolding (2009) and Brian Gere are engaged to be married in the summer of 2012.

Eugene Marks, III (2008) and Erin Howley were married in June 2010.

Sarah M. Wilde (2009) and Joseph Kosloski, III were married on May 1, 2010.

Amy Ahearn Gray (2008) and Josh Gray were married on May 9, 2009.

Justin Hayden (2009) and Jordan Leah Brink Hayden were married on June 24, 2010.

Jaime F. Cimochowski Coleman (2008) and Luke Coleman were married on October 9, 2009.

Joyce E. Soska (2009) and Arthur Raymond Becker were married on October 10, 2009.

Beverly Lemaire (2008) and Andrew Stylianou (2008) were married on October 8, 2010.

Rachael Pry (2009) and Alfred O’Donnell welcomed a baby girl on July 16, 2010.

Heather L. Beretski Antolik (2008) and Joel Antolik were married on June 26, 2010.

Lisa White Brudnicki (2009) and husband, Edward A., Jr., welcomed a baby boy on July 20, 2010.

Lindsay Jacob (2009) and Joseph Listanski (2009) are engaged to be married September 10, 2011. Lindsay writes: “Joe started college two years before me in 2003 (he went to Therese Margaret Dougherty Walker (2008) and Kevin Temple University). His transfer to Marywood ended up being one that put us at the right place at the right time. In 2005, we P.Walker were married on September 4, 2010. sat together in our first freshman class ever, University 100. Four Sara Lyn Malta Austin (2008) and Jason Michael Austin years later (and one year in love), we sat five seats away from each other on were married on July 24, 2010. graduation day. It seems like fate has Jason Kromko (2008) and Nicole D’Introno Kromko really brought us (2008) welcomed a baby boy on August 12, 2010. together and let us do the rest. For the Brittany Ann Bernotsky VanWert (2008) and Matthew past two years we John VanWert were married on August 7, 2010. have been dating. On May 8, 2010, Joe led me to the commons in the middle of Timothy ‘T.J’ Thomas (2008) was recently named Marywood’s Campus.With roses and petals scattered all over Minister of Music at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. the ground, he said that this is where it all began and dropped to one knee to ask if I would marry him.” Carly Marie Ainsworth Shayka (2009) and Derek M. Shayka were married on July 11, 2009. Gina Bator (2009) and Nicholas Mekic were married in

Maura Carmel Flynn (2009) and Peter Francis Tripodi, III, are engaged to be married on November 27, 2010. Jennifer Pugh (2009) and William Deemer were married on August 7, 2010. (Pictured at right.)


Cynthia A. Seaman (2010) and Jack Copley were married in August 2010.

Steve McAnnaney (2010) is starting a nonprofit agency to benefit those affected by autism, and he needs support to get funding.You can support the cause by going online to and voting or by text messaging the code 101217 to the number 37774. Leanna Nastase (2010) and Jahan Tabatabaie are engaged to be married in the spring of 2011.

Christine Eden Edmondson (2008) and Nick Edmondson were married on October 10, 2009.

Laura Schmidt (2009) and Michael Rorick were married on June 26, 2010.

October 2010. Thomas Wascura, Jr. (2009) and his wife, Amy, welcomed a baby boy on August 5, 2010.

Mini-Reunion Alumni and families celebrated together this summer at Albert Stroble’s home in Collegeville, PA.

First row: Bob Gilmartin ’99; Second row: Jen (Jancola) Wilson ’01, Lilly Wilson (daughter of Tim and Jen Wilson), Barbara (Rattigan) Gilmartin ’00, Natalie Gilmartin (daughter of Bob and Barbara Gilmartin) and Albert Stroble ’99; Third row: Joey Wilson (son of Tim and Jen Wilson), Tim Wilson ’99, Patrick Price ’99, Jessica Price, Anna Stroble (daughter of Albert and Erin Stroble), Erin Stroble


ALUMNI Deceased Sarah I. Trozzolillo Maffullo (1934) Clare Terese Rafferty Dougherty (1935) Angelina Scardamaglia (1935) Sr. M. Basil McLane, IHM (1936) Elizabeth Peck (1936) Catherine I. Moran (1938) Frances Klimek Maciejewski (1938) Gertrude Powell Gallagher (1939) Carol MacAskie Norris (1939) Mary C. Brennan Barrett (1941) Rita O’Leary Spellman (1941) Mary Louise O’Hora Meehan (1942) Helen Ulrich Bugno (1943) Mary C. Hart Knowles (1943) Alice G. McAndrew (1943) Emilie O’Connell Fahy (1944) Grace E. McWilliams Doherty (1944) Sr. M. Edmunda McAndrew, IHM (1948) Helen Burke Knowles (1948) Geraldine M. McCawley (1949) Tinnina C. Ross (1949) Marion E. Hartshorn (1952) Ann “Tessie” Callahan (1954) Madlyn Hart Orloski (1955) Suzanne Leonora Samolis (1955) Ann M. Kraky (1955) Marilyn Culkin Timlin (1956) Ruth M. Reese (1957) Kathleen ‘Katie’ Hench (1959) Beverly Ann Edwards Norris (1959)

Constance Jurski Lucas (1960) Adeline Layaou Hess (1962) Rosemary A. Murphy (1966) Mary Christine Conley (1969) Leo Hurley (1969) Anne Hollis Atzrott (1972) John J. Andrusis (1974) Jean McCormack Noll (1975) Bernadine Pleviak Soete (1975) Sharon Smolko Cartwright (1977) Mary Barbara Oliver Hilling (1978) Anthony Ladzinski (1978) James Lee Dempsey (1980) Barbara Kennedy Gallagher (1980) Saverio M. DeNaples (1982) Janine M. Torda (1986) Roberta Goulstone (1993) Kathy Jean Anderson (1998) Dena B. Vriesema 2000) Restein V. Miller (2000) John R. Abel, Jr. (2001) Melissa Franceschelli ( 2004) Joshua J. Krochta (2004) Erica Dooley (2005) Michael Granahan (2005) NOTE: The Spring 2010 issue of Marywood Magazine contained an error in the listing of deceased alumni. Mary Caljean ’73 was mistakenly included on this list. We deeply regret this unintentional error and sincerely apologize to Mary, her family, friends, and classmates.

? S I H T S WHERE I This photo is our featured photo from somewhere on Marywood’s campus. If you know where it is, please send your guess to: Last issue’s photo: Lamp post on the brick pillar of the College Street entrance to campus. The following individuals correctly identified the photo and will receive Marywood Alumni sweatshirts: • Kim Scott ’04 • Jim Tartella ’84 (M.S. ’94) • Krista Hope Ammirati ’12 • Robert Moulton ’13 • Patrick E. Castellani, Director of Budgets & Grants • Barbara Jarrow, Housekeeping • Vivekkumar B Desai, graduate student • Mike Colangelo ’04, Dining Room Manager, Chartwells • Sister John Michele Southwick, IHM, ’71, Asst. Director, Campus Ministry


In Memoriam DR. JOHN C. BOYLAN, C.M.F.C.


he Marywood University is saddened to report the death (May 25, 2010) of retired faculty member Dr. John C. Boylan, Bethany Beach, Delaware, who was an esteemed member of the Marywood University faculty for 34 years. A native of Carbondale and a former resident of Clarks Summit Dr. Boylan demonstrated tireless dedication to Marywood and to his students. He was also a great friend, a respected colleague, and an extraordinary educator. Dr. Boylan’s leadership and scholarship contributed greatly to the excellent reputation of the Psychology Department, and he served for a time as Chair of the Graduate Department of Counseling and Psychology. He served a key role in the development and establishment of Marywood’s Ph.D. Program in Human Development in 1995. Counseling was clearly his gift, and he excelled in the practice of his life’s work. Dr. Boylan had a gentle, encouraging spirit, a compassionate heart, and a gift for listening. He was a member of Marywood’s Vicennial Order: Cor Maria pro Fide et Cultura, an honor bestowed when he reached his 20th year of distinctive service to the University. He would serve Marywood with just as much distinction for the next 14 years; he retired in 2005. During his life, Dr. Boylan made an immeasurable difference in the lives of many Marywood students. One student was quoted as saying, “Dr. Boylan teaches not from a textbook, but from his heart.” Under his careful direction and by his fine example, his students learned how to be leaders in service to others. His spirit lives on through the many he taught and the countless individuals they serve. Memorial contributions may be made to Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.

DR. EDWARD PABON We received word that Dr. Edward Pabon, retired faculty, School of Social Work, passed away on September 15, 2010.

ALUMNI NEWS & EVENTS from Marywood Alumni Chapters

CHAPTERS On the Go ARIZONA CHAPTER The Arizona Chapter had its latest meeting on October 23; event plans include a college fair and a potential mystery tour.

BINGHAMTON CHAPTER The Binghamton Chapter is busy planning events for the upcoming winter and spring months. In the immediate future, we are preparing for our Annual Binghamton Chapter Christmas Dinner on Thursday, December 9, at the P.S. Restaurant in Vestal, New York.

Philadelphia Chapter

MAC CHAPTER The MAC Chapter is active throughout the year. Upcoming events for fall/ winter include Fourth Friday Happy Hours, happening every fourth Friday in and around NEPA throughout the year. Recent events include the chapter’s first ever Bloomsburg Happy Hour on September 17, a Finger Lakes Winery Tour on September 18, and the “Night at the SWB Yankees” event on August 27. Our annual Breakfast with Santa event, held on Sunday, December 5, at the Nazareth Student Center, enjoyed another successful turnout of alumni and their families.


he Philadelphia Chapter has been very busy during the last few months. A Holiday Event at Longwood Gardens and a recently completed alumni night at the Phillies game on 8/ 23 are two of the things that have been keeping the chapter busy.

Mary Theresa Montoro ’94 with her husband Vincent Montoro at the SWB Yankees event.

SOUTHEASTERN CHAPTER The core group of the Southeastern Chapter gathered at Brio in Buckhead (Atlanta) for a brunch and meeting on September 11. The gathering was well attended, and the group discussed plans for a January meeting/event. Also, the date of the Presidential Reception at the Ritz Carlton, Buckhead was announced. Please reserve Saturday, March 26, for this annual celebration of Marywood in Atlanta. Michael and Mary Murray will again sponsor this event.

Forty alumni and friends showed up at Citizens Park on Monday August 23 to watch as the Phillies beat the Astros. Prior to the game, alumni gathered at a pre-game get together at McFadden’s at the stadium. Sheryl Brown, Esq., alumni volunteer and organizer of the event said, “This event gains popularity every year. As we continue doing this, we see the numbers rise and more alumni are happy that we are providing a regional event.” Patricia Comey led the Chapter’s traditional Christmas at Longwood Gardens event on Sunday, December 5. “Over 50 attendees participated and helped to maintain the tradition of this regional event. This was 30 more than attended previously. We expect numbers to continue to grow,” Ms. Comey says. Looking ahead, there are even more enjoyable events being planned. Happy Hours, a Spring Art Walk, and a proposed Old Forge Pizza Party are some of the things to anticipate. Chapter members would like to remind everyone in the Philadelphia area that the chapter is always looking for new ideas and members.

WASHINGTON DC, MARYLAND & N. VIRGINIA CHAPTER The Washington chapter held a brunch on Sunday, November 14, at Jackson 20 Restaurant in Alexandria, VA. The chapter is always looking for new volunteers and fresh ideas. To be included in these and other invitations send your e-mail address to: and look for details at:

To get more information about upcoming events in Philadelphia, please go to To get involved with the Chapter, please contact the Office of Constituency Relations at (570) 348-6206 or e-mail


ALUMNI Sharing the Successes of Our

BEST& BRIGHTEST ANIMATION MAGIC Jeremy Cantor ’87, was one of the many talented animators for the Academy Award winning movie Avatar. Jeremy has been working for Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a Lucas Film Company, since January 2009. Presently, he is working on a film called Rango, due in theatres in 2011. Jeremy has worked nationally and internationally in the feature film industry for more than two decades, including serving as lead animator for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. He also has done animation work on other popular feature and short films, commercials, and game designs. Jeremy is co-author of the book, Inspired 3D Short Film Production, and also has extensive experience teaching and lecturing on animation and illustration. To see his prolific gallery of work, go to Jeremy’s website (

TURNING A “LOST ART” INTO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS Melanie Walter ’84, runs a successful business called Pine Garden Baskets in Wilmington, North Carolina. Melanie, who has been making pine needle baskets for about 15 years, became a fulltime artist in 2006 after having a successful career in the gerontology field for 30 years. The artist writes, “Not many people know about pine needle baskets, because they are a lost art, Native American in origin. I make all my baskets from pine needles I collect from my own property and embellish them with many natural materials such as black walnuts, bamboo slices, hickory nuts, as well as buttons and beads.” Her work has been featured in the North Carolina magazine, Our State, and she recently received a grant from her local arts council that will enable her to include stoneware clay elements in her work. Her work has been featured in the North Carolina magazine, Our State (October 2009), and she recently received a grant from her local arts council that will enable her to include stoneware clay elements in her work. ( Are you on the fast track in your career? Let us know! Send an e-mail with a brief description of your current professional accomplishments to (Put “Best & Brightest” in the subject line.)


SEEN&HEARD The Metabolism Miracle (Da Capo Lifelong Books; Hardcover, April 28, 2009; Paperback, December 2010)

The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook DIANE KRESS, RD, CDE ’81 (Da Capo Lifelong Books; December 28, 2010) Due for release at the end of December 2010 is The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook, the follow-up to the New York Times Bestselling Nonfiction Hardcover The Metabolism Miracle, both authored by Diane Kress, RD, CDE ’81. The new cookbook has already reached the bestseller list through pre-sales. In addition, The Metabolism Miracle paperback version will be in bookstores in December 2010. The author writes, “The Metabolism Miracle is a breakthrough lifestyle program that takes a 180 degree turn from traditional ‘calories in-calories out’ low fat/ low cholesterol diets. The program is based on the physiological needs of over 50 percent of the overweight population; those with the genes for metabolic syndrome.” The Metabolism Miracle was featured in cover stories for First for Women, Woman's World Magazine, US News and World Report, Good Housekeeping, and YES Magazine. It was featured on the main page of America Online and is a permanent addition to AOL's “That's Fit”. In January 2010, Great Britain's Daily Mail serialized the program and ran cover stories and the book's serialization over a four day period. The book was also serialized in South Africa and Ireland. It has been translated into Indonesian and Spanish and, soon, will be translated into Bulgarian. Diane owns and directs her own private practice in medical nutrition therapy; The Nutrition Center of Morristown, in Morristown, N.J. The Metabolism Miracle can be purchased through all major booksellers and is also available, autographed, at Follow Diane Kress on Twitter: She blogs on and

Connecticut Author Busy with New Books, Awards, and Presentations M.W. PENN (MARIANNE WAERING PROKOP ’66) Marianne Waering Prokop ’66, (Pen name, M.W. Penn), will publish a new book, ADDverse2 later this year. It is her fifth book of math-related stories and poems. Currently in illustration, the book includes two poems: “Zero” and “Spug”. “Zero” stresses the importance of a place holder in our place value number system; “Spug” addresses the importance of symmetry in nature. In addition, one of her poems, Number Tree, which was published in the Rotary International Literacy Initiative’s A World of Stories and, later, in an anthology from the Yale Press, won the Connecticut Press Club 2009 Communications Award for poetry. The poem also was awarded second





place by the National Federation of Press Women. More books are in the works. They will be short and in rhyme format, featuring addition, subtraction, pattern, and shape. The author spends a great deal of time presenting at various regional professional conferences, including one in the fall for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and another for the International Reading Conference in February 2011. She also visits classrooms and does book signings. You can visit her website of math and poetry for children at

Designing for the Greater Good INCLUDING THE WORK OF KIM HOPKINS (MFA ’05) (Harper Design, 2010) Kimberly Hopkins (MFA ’05), owner of khopdesign, LLC, had a postcard design (“Barefoot Baroque”) chosen for inclusion in the book Designing for the Greater Good, published in January 2010 by Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins. The postcard was created for Barefoot Baroque’s premiere concert, which raised over $600 for AIDS Action Baltimore in 2006. The group had no logo when they approached Kimberly to design the postcard, so she designed them both in tandem. “The logo is created from an upside-down treble clef and a bass clef merged together, with each ‘toe-note’ representing the four-member chamber ensemble,” says Kimberly. “The red ribbon is drawn around the logo to represent the concert’s beneficiary, and gives a sense of unity of the two groups.” Kimberly graduated from Marywood University’s Get Your Master’s with the Masters program in 2005 with an MFA in Visual Arts. Her studio focuses on conceptual, sustainable solutions in print, web, and illustration. She teaches graphic design as an adjunct faculty member at Towson University and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Before My Eyes: A Daugher’s Personal Journey with her Mother into Alzheimer’s Disease DIANE CURRIE ’06 (iUniverse, 2010) Diane Currie ’06 shares her candid and personal reflections about her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease in her book Before My Eyes. Through a series of moving vignettes, she remains connected with her mother in a creative way, as the strong bond between them slowly dissolves as the disease progresses. From the first moment of her mother’s diagnosis, Currie conveys in a captivating manner the intense feelings of loss and hopelessness one experiences when dealing with this dreadful disease. She is able to portray the subtle changes in her mother’s behavior and personality throughout her decline, all in a

deeply human way. While Before My Eyes describes one family’s touching and painful journey, in essence, Currie’s reflective account may typify the Alzheimer’s experience, while offering support and validation to all those who walk its arduous path. The book is available and can be viewed on and

The Almost True Story of General Sherman and How He Finally Looked Up DANIELLE O’KEEFE ’07 (Consumed Publishing, 2010) Danielle O'Keefe ’07, recently published her first children's book, The Almost True Story of General Sherman and How He Finally Looked Up. Her brother, Devon O'Keefe—currently a Marywood art major—is the illustrator. Written for ages 8-12, the book describes the growth of General Sherman, the largest tree in the world, located in Sequoia National Park in California. It is printed on recycled paper and with soy ink, and is available at local shops in Scranton’s downtown area (Anthology and Greenbeing). Orders are available online as well, at (Click on the link for Consumed Publishing at the top of the page.)

Feste barocche con musiche di Stradella CAROLYN DOOLEY GIANTURCO ’55 (Edzioni ETS, 2009) Carolyn Dooley Gianturco ’55, a preeminent music scholar, has written a new book which explores the Baroque period and its luxurious celebrations through the music of composer Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682). The book is written in Italian. Dr. Gianturco has had an outstanding career in the field of music. After earning a Bachelor of Music degree at Marywood, she went on to earn a Master of Arts in Music History at Rutgers University, followed by a Ph.D. in Musicology at Oxford University in England. Dr. Gianturco has lived in Italy since 1970, and has taught at the University of Pisa since 1971. In 2005, Marywood University awarded her an honorary doctorate, in recognition of her many accomplishments.

If you are a Marywood graduate with a new work—book, music, film, video, art—that has recently been published, produced, performed, or exhibited, let us know! Write to “Seen & Heard,” Marywood Magazine, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509, or (subject line: “Seen & Heard”).


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Marywood Magazine Winter 2010-2011  

Alumni magazine for Marywood University

Marywood Magazine Winter 2010-2011  

Alumni magazine for Marywood University