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ALUMNI CLASS NOTES Editors: Mary Beth Finnerty ’85, director of alumni relations; Kathy Palumbo, development assistant of alumni relations; and Brittany Kane ’20 alumni relations intern Please submit all of your class notes information to your class coordinator. If there is no coordinator listed for your class, please send all information to alumni@siena.edu for posting in the magazine. We look forward to hearing from you.

1945 1950 1955 1957 Cornelius “Neal” O’Donnell retired several years ago from Corning Inc. where he was a long-time spokesperson. He continues writing about food in the monthly regional magazine that goes to 100,000 folks in north central (Mountains) Pennsylvania and the Southern Finger Lakes. Read more: mountainhomemag.com.

1960 Joe Harrison Jotler60@gmail.com Herkimer County Community College announced 2019 Torchbearer Award recipient Donald Snyder, Esq. The awards are presented every five years to individuals who have made substantial contributions to the College’s

development, with particular attention given to those whose contributions were made in the first 20 years of the College’s history.

1961 Lou Zampier campzamp@yahoo.com

1962 If you are willing to help as a class news notes coordinator, please contact alumni@siena.edu.

1963 Kevin Raymond Kraymond27@comcast.net

1964 Joe Suozzi joesuozzi@msn.com

1965 Jack Mulvey jkmulvey@gmail.com Wayne Sheridan produced the musical comedy “Just a Matter of Time” featuring ­Martin McKeon ’92.

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If you are willing to help as a class news notes coordinator, please contact alumni@siena.edu.

Ken Dedrick ken.dedrick1030@gmail.com

1967 Rick Spataro rspataro67@gmail.com

1968 Jerry DeFrancisco gdefrancisco@siena.edu Congratulations to Mike Long for his 500th career ­victory as a basketball coach. He has coached at four ­colleges during his career. He started coaching in 1972 with the junior varsity at Siena. Since then, he coached at St. Rose (1973-86), Sage (1990-2003) and Hudson ­Valley (2013-present). Mike was inducted into the St. Rose, Bishop Maginn, New York State Capital District, and Sage Athletic Hall of ­Fames. In 2013, he was awarded the Sam Perkins Sportsmanship Award.

DON'T MISS OUT! Want to stay connected and well-informed about the events and news at Siena? Make sure to ­update the Alumni Relations Office with your current information! If you have not received enews or other emails from us, we probably don’t have your ­current information. Send your address, phone ­number and email to alumni@siena.edu today! 42

Hello Class of ’69! If you have not received anything recently from the college by email I suggest contacting alumni@siena.edu with your current email address. Many important announcements come out by email, including event invitations and monthly enews. Some of our classmates celebrated not only their 50th Reunion but also their 50th wedding anniversary. Happy 50th Anniversary to Frank and Betsy Carrese, Marty and Sally Dunbar, Bob and Carol ­Maraczi, Joe and Mary M ­ cNichols, and Ken and Karen Dedrick.

1970 Paul Twardy twardy.paul.f@gmail.com Start your engines, gentlemen, and plan to head toward Loudonville, and Siena, in June. Our 50th reunion is now five months away. The reunion committee urges you to come back to campus for a weekend filled with activities, a tour to see what has changed since 1966, opportunities to reminisce and rekindle friendships, swap stories about people, places, and things that are funny, heartfelt and probable outrageous. Such was our four-year tenure at Siena. But look at us, we have survived… and thrived.


A committee has been formed to manage the weekend and each other…as much as possible. Members include: John Glynn (johnnypg@ comcast.net), Jim Smith (smithj206@hotmail.com), Mike Flanagan (michael.­ flanagan@sbcglobal.net), Mike Shine (mshine@ comcast.net), and Jerry Tysiak (jtysiak@aol.com). Expect letters and calls over the next few months from any one of us. We insist that all classmates be present and ­accounted for June 5-7. Our weekend will include time to come together as we have not since graduation day. One class, one spirit composed of many minds, one group of individuals united in the love of Siena and the Franciscan tradition. Who could ask for anything more? Call, email, write soon, mark your calendars. We’ll keep the light on for you.

1971 Nicholas Positano njpositano@hotmail.com

1972 Dennis McGovern elephantdonkeymouse@yahoo. com

1973 Brian Valentine bgvalentine@verizon.net Greetings to all the Siena ­College community! Our ’73 classmate, Jim ­LaBate, professor of ­English, is still teaching at The ­Writing and ­Research Center at ­Hudson ­Valley ­Community College and has recently published a ­collection of ­essays titled, Writing Is Hard. The essays are basically the teaching handouts Jim wrote for his students over the last 20 years and they are perfect for any college student or for anyone who wants to improve

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6th Annual BBL Siena College Golf Outing at Saratoga National Golf Course: Chris Madden, Mike Hayes, Ed Sheehan, Steve Obermayer (host), Chris Gibson, Dave Brown, John Murray (host), John Held, Brad Bodmer, Mike Friguletto, Dave Smith, Jim Murray, Joe Mitchell.

their writing. The publication is available on ­Amazon. Your humble ­correspondent highly ­recommends this book! Please send me news about yourself and your families ­ too! We welcome hearing from you.

Save the date for our 45th reunion, June 2020! Connect with Greg Bell on our Facebook group to stay connected.

1974

Congratulations to grandparents Carol (Walker) and Jim Bouyea and their daughter Christine and her husband Sanjiv on the birth of their first child Phillip (Flip) James. My husband and I are over the moon with the birth of our 2nd granddaughter, Willow Lee to daughter Alaina and husband Shane.

If you are willing to help as a class news notes coordinator, please contact alumni@ siena.edu.

1975 Dale Metzger dalemetz99@aol.com David Hasso was promoted to New York State deputy comptroller for payroll, accounting and revenue services. As deputy comptroller, Hasso, CPA, CGFM, CGMA, will oversee the bureaus of: State Accounting Operations, Financial Reporting & Oil Spill Remediation and State Payroll Services, as well as the Office of Unclaimed Funds. During his 42 years at the Comptroller’s office, he has served in multiple positions, including most recently as an assistant comptroller.

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1976 Jean Reamer jean.reamer@gmail.com

Gail (Pecora) Gates, Sue (Vincelette) Van Nostrand, Sue Kelly ’75 and I met for lunch in Latham. We decided to walk campus and were pleased to find it was freshman move-in day! It was a beautiful sunny day and the vibe on campus was great. Memories.... The Class of ’75 did a great job of taking us ­under their wings some 47 years ago! Consider catching up with them as they ­celebrate their 45th-anniversary r­ eunion June 5 -7, 2020.

David Hasso ’75 was promoted to New York State deputy comptroller for payroll, accounting and ­revenue services.

1977 Linda Fitzsimmons lindafitzsimmons@gmail.com

1978 Rick Gabriel rgabrielsyr@gmail.com

1979 Sue Reilly Hayes Clifton522@aol.com The Donna M. Crandall Foundation was established in 2020 by David Crandall, family and friends to honor her memory and courageous 43


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Dorina Ebuwa-Sackman ’94 and Patrick Farley ’07 co-chaired the National Network of State Teachers of the Year Conference.­

Matthew Young ’94 was named deputy managing member of Bond, Schoeneck and King’s Albany office.

battle with cystic fibrosis. The Foundation’s 19th Emerald Eve was held on November 16. This they raised $169,000. Since its inception, they have raised over $3M to support hundreds of local cystic fibrosis patients. Learn more at: donnacrandallfoundation.org.

1980 Diane DeSilva diane0429@gmail.com Tom Dalton was inducted into the Greater Capital ­Region Track, Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame. He is a five-time USATF Masters Cross Country Runner of the year while also winning the Albany Corporate Challenge 14 times, the Troy Turkey Trot eight times, and the Schenectady Stockadeathon seven times. Tom was inducted into the Siena Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985, and still actively c­ompetes.

1981 Jeanne DiCaprio jdicap@nycap.rr.com Hi to all — and a HAPPY “BIG 6-0” to many of us! Can you BELIEVE it? I had mine in July, Paul DiCaprio is ­August — he calls me “The Older Woman” haha. Mike Snyder tells us some GREAT personal & professional news — he and Diane ­welcomed their 7th grandchild Alex Josiah this past September. WOW-congrats! Mike is VP Operations, Maruchan Virginia, Inc. and shared, “I’m still making ramen noodles for the US. LOL.” (Lots of “ramen memories” for us ALL, I’m sure!)

1982 Bob Young rjy60@yahoo.com Robert “Bob” Zappulla retired from the NYC Public Schools after serving as a

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teacher, assistant principal, and principal. Bob enjoyed a reunion with John Neeley, Fr. Mark Reamer ’83, and Fr. Dennis Tamburello ’75 ­during a visit to Siena. Congratulations to FDNY Battalion Chief Jimmy ­Manning on celebrating his 29th year as a NYC firefighter.

1983 Elvira Altimari-Jaeger Eaj6@optonline.net

1984 Lisa San Fratello McCutcheon mcclisa@yahoo.com Congratulations to Kevin Wilson who has published Sully’s Squad, a young adult historical fiction novel based upon the real life experiences of his late uncle Salvatore “Sullivan” Fringi, nicknamed Sully by his squadron during the Sicilian campaign in WWII. This Coming of Age tale is told through the eyes of fifteen year old Arty who lies about his age in order to enlist and subsequently experiences the horrors of war while forming strong, lasting bonds with his fellow soldiers. It can be purchased on Amazon, at The Book House in Albany and Market

Block Books in Troy. Kevin also published an article for The Band of B ­ rothers Tours ­website/publication and co-wrote an article for the G ­ ranville, NY ­Sentinel. Kevin’s written work is a tribute to his late uncle whose memory he strives to keep alive. ­Congratulations Kevin! There were also some mini-reunions this past year organized by long-time Siena friends who couldn’t ­attend our 35th reunion. Amy Anderson-Reid, Connie Papa Stutliff and Lynne ­Savage Saddler, all gathered at Siena. Amy lives in Schenectady with her husband and son and runs a private counseling practice. Connie lives in California with her husband and son and teaches HS AP chemistry. Lynne lives in Kentucky with her husband and teenage twins where she directs a health department in Cincinnati. And there were more friends who stay in touch and attended a minireunion in North Carolina: Denise Hinkle Hernigle, Gail Trombley Grieger, Sharon Elser Sullivan, and Mary Stack Covert. We know there are other class members who work to stay in touch and participate in their own reunions, so please keep us posted about them!

1985 Cathy Casey Bjorklund Ron Bjorklund Bjork90@comcast.net

1986 Janice Linnan jalinnan@me.com

1987 Maryann King jrkingfamily@aol.com Fr. Patrick Tuttle, O.F.M. BA Social Work and M.Div., was awarded Irishman of the year and will share a parade car with the Governor of South Carolina in the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Greenville. Fr. Patrick was also honored by the NAACP as a hero for the advancement of colored people.

1988 Jim Monaghan Jpmonaghan65@yahoo.com

1989 Mike Carbonaro Sienanews.1989@yahoo.com

1990 Janet Shotter Swierbut jswierbut@yahoo.com


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Ken Countermine ’95 was promoted to team leader of Community Bank, NA Albany commercial banking team.

Ed Henry ’95 is host of America’s News Headquarters with Ed Henry on FOX

1991 Kevin Clarke sienaclass1991@gmail.com

1992 Mary Pat McLoughlin Holler jmpholler@yahoo.com

1993 Sue Hannon Shannon@ryeneck.k12.ny.us Hi Class of 1993! A couple of old roomies, Amy (Brady) Bravo, Lisa (Maddalena) Herland, Molly (Nolan) Wilkinson and Michelle (Butkier) Moore got together at Hershey Park this ­summer for a mini-reunion. It was 9 years since they all got together!

1994 Glenn Hofsess ghofsess@yahoo.com Dorina Ebuwa-Sackman was Florida Teacher of the Year in 2014, and a national finalist. She now travels the country as an educational consultant. She has been to over 40 states as well as U.S. territories to influence educators and advocate for students. This past summer, Dorina and Patrick Farley ’07 co-chaired the National

­ etwork of State Teachers of N the Year Conference.

1995 Neil Wilcove nwilcove@fmglaw.com Steve Regan was appointed executive director, Learning & Development, at TGaS Advisors.

1996 Brian Murray murray21@hotmail.com

1997 Selena Dutcher selenadutcher@gmail.com

1998

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Three generations of NYC firefighters celebrated at the Carlow East Pub in the Upper East Side after William Coleman ’96 was promoted from lieutenant to captain. L to R: Fireman Timmy Dunne '07, Captain William Coleman ’96 and Chief Jimmy Manning ’82

ingLights, began her career as a social worker. In this capacity, she experienced the need for s ­ pecialized care for older adults with cognitive impairments. Upon moving to North Carolina in 2008, Clagett worked as a caregivers’ advocate and caregiver for her grandfather before co-founding Guiding Lights, whose vision is to assist family and professional caregivers in obtaining relevant, timely, and comprehensive information about and from area vetted organizations.

1999 BAngela Cella amcella99@yahoo.com

Janine Trapp Scotti Sienasaints98@yahoo.com

2000

Nicole M. (Ferraino) ­Clagett received the 2019 Global Humanitarian Award from the Corporation for National & Community Service. This award recognizes recipients for their outstanding community service, dedication to the betterment of others, and demonstration of compassionate assistance and labor. Clagett, a co-founder and executive director of Guiding Lights Caregivers Support Center/Transitions Guid-

Chris Madigan CDMadigan@gmail.com Katie (Julian) Bunk let us know that Mary Grace was born on July 19 and joined big brother William and big sister Alice, and the entire family is doing well. IBM’s Watson Health ­program welcomed Neerav Patel from IBM’s Global Business Services, and he’s now building solutions using big data, analytics and artificial intelligence in Healthcare. On top of his new

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Salvatore M. Di Costanzo ’96 was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in elder law.

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Nicole M. (Ferraino) Clagett ’98, received the 2019 Global Humanitarian Award from the Corporation for National & Community Service.

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Stephanie Battista Pluchino, Jen Holzhauer, Katie Luker Cherney, and Katie Bubnack Crotty

role at the office, he’s also the chair of Siena’s Board of Advisors and a member of the Board of Trustees. Nate Maloney and Katie O’Malley Maloney ’05, are opening an event venue in downtown Albany — the Kenmore Ballroom. The new space will be inside the historic Kenmore Hotel b ­ uilding on North Pearl Street and it will host events with up to 300 guests! They expect to open a few months ahead of our reunion, in April. More info at: TheKenmoreBallroom.com. And if you were like me and wondered if the social-medialess Jack Quinn was alive and well, then I have good news. He is. I was fortunate to meet up with Jack a few months ago. Jack was one of the first people I met at Siena as we were paired up as roommates for our orientation program in the summer of 1996 and it was a fantastic evening spent reminiscing and telling stories. Stephen DeSalvo started a new job this past August as the chief development officer/ vice president of institutional advancement at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology. Stephen and his wife Amanda are still ­living in Queens with daughter Sienna (7) and son Giavanna (4), but with the new job his ­commute is now just an easy five 46

­ inutes. Stephen notes that m if anyone is interested in serving on our 20th ­Reunion Committee, reach out to him at stephen. desalvo6@gmail.com. Looking forward to catching up with many of you in June at our reunion!

2001 Maura Mack Maura820@yahoo.com

2002 Christine Cinnamond Christine.cinnamond@gmail. com

2003 Bill Bordak sienanotes2003@gmail.com

2004 Melissa Termine Goetz Mtermine24@yahoo.com Lauren Weber Lwebs13@gmail.com

2005 Breanne Suhrland Elsesser belsesser19@gmail.com Greetings Class of 2005! Please save the date for our 15 year reunion taking place June 5-7, 2020. Come share old memories and make new

memories with your fellow Saints! In other great news Maddalena Buffalino wed David Minkoff in Aruba! The couple met through best man Christopher Salute ’06. Andrew Krakat and ­Jennifer Phillips-Krakat ’08 welcomed their second daughter Anna Grace on April 22. Dan Foppiano has been promoted to vice president of NYC’s Civil and ­Utility ­Division of BOND, the ­Northeast's premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm.

2006

Chris Elsesser celsesser19@gmail.com Hello, classmates! I hope this edition of Siena News finds you well! Please keep sending in updates! No news is too small! I hope to hear from you soon! Erin Primett-Van ­Denburgh and her wife Becca welcomed their second son Jake Joseph on July 25. C ­ ongratulations! Roommates S ­ tephanie ­Battista Pluchino, Jen ­Holzhauer, Katie Luker ­Cherney, and Katie Bubnack Crotty gathered for a mini ­Siena reunion in Saratoga ­during Travers weekend. The girls had a wonderful time reminiscing about their Siena days while catching up on their current happenings.

2007 Stan Horton Kristen Carlson Rubin Sienacollegeclassof2007@gmail. com Greetings, Class of 2007! Thank you for your updates! Please continue to send them along. Siena may have future Saints heading its way! Kim McCall and her ­husband, Keith Bernard, ­welcomed their daughter, Blaire Marie, on June 12.

Renee (Zych) and Greg Ascrizzi welcomed their first child into the world, Sienna Rose on September 8. ­Doctors told mom that she bleeds green and gold! Dr. Heather (Pirinea) Posillico and husband Tim welcomed their ­daughter Gabriella Elizabeth in ­September. Congratulations to all the families! Patrick Farley was ­selected as Martin County (FL) Teacher of the Year. He went on to be one of just five state finalists. Patrick is a 5th grade teacher at Crystal Lake Elementary School in Stuart, Florida. At the 2019 National ­Security Awards Dinner in Chicago, Molly ­Scullin ­received an award for her role in assisting the FBI Dulles Joint Terrorism Task Force in the investigation and p ­ rosecution of a ­terrorist who was plotting to conduct a mass shooting at a local shopping mall. Molly has been with the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division since 2010, and has received numerous other awards and citations from the Department of J­ ustice, including an award for “ ­ recognition of her ­exemplary service, contribution and commitment to the prosecution of those responsible for the attacks of September 11, and her continued dedication to the FBI’s ­counterterrorism mission.”

2008 Danielle Grasso Patrick Preston Sienacollege2008@gmail.com Maggie Ryan Dollard ­ elcomed son Max Michael w on June 18. Tim Hannigan ­welcomed son James David on S­eptember 23. Kyle Christiansen and wife Kate welcomed daughter ­Abigail Catherine on July 18.


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Tiffany Salonich tsalonich11@aim.com Hello, Class of 2009, Congratulations to Katie Hohman for being named to the 2019 Albany 40 Under 40 by City and State NY. Katie is a partner at Sheridan Hohman and Associates, Albany. Kris Kirsch and Katie Kirsch welcomed a baby boy, Cooper Reinhardt in July 2018. Paul Llobell and Emily Morr Llobell welcomed their daughter, Grace Louise on January 17, 2019. Andy Piotrowski and wife Beth welcomed baby boy, Bo, on August 27. Chris Fabian and his wife, Nicole (Burch) Fabian welcomed baby girl, Elliana Payne, on August 30. Gina Graziano and Tyler Carter wed in Windham, New York on September 7. Kevin Kitt and wife, Kara welcomed baby girl Penelope Eileen on November 1. Jake Kalata proposed to his girlfriend, Nina Cafaro, after completing the 2019 NYC marathon. Dan Mulhall and Travis Montgomery completed the Marine Corps Marathon together in Washington, DC. Kellie Harvey celebrated 5 years of owning a private practice as a licensed mental health counselor in Boston. Emily Kruglik C ­ enis and her husband Nate ­welcomed son Owen John on ­September 30. Meghan Williams­ ­McCarthy and husband M ­ ichael ­McCarthy welcomed their daughter Malorie on June 26. Andrew Horvath wed ­Jennifer Milavec on July 5. Will Hassett wed his wife Kristen in Poughkeepsie. Keep warm this winter! Please email me anytime at tsalonich11@aim.com to share any news with our class.

Emery Lyon ’10 joined the law firm of HunterMacLean in Savannah, Georgia.

2010 Kelly Peckholdt kellypeckholdt@gmail.com Fenimore Asset Management, the investment advisor to FAM Funds, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin D. Gioia, CFA, to Co-Manager of the FAM Small Cap Fund. As Co-Manager, Kevin helps implement the mutual fund’s investment strategy, conduct firsthand research at individual companies, and monitor the holdings. Dan Remington ’11 and Jeannine Patricelli ­Remington wed at the Siena chapel, on June 22.

2011 Carmen Francella III Francella3@gmail.com Kara Livingston karalivingston89@gmail.com Marcel Bedard mp30beda@gmail.com Gina Wisniewski wed James J. Wisniewski wed at St. Mary of the Angels Chapel on May 18. Chelsea Belmonte and Carly Sunderlin wed on October 19. Angela (Burke) Heath had a baby boy, James Francis IV on

Shannon Delaney ’13, Spectrum News, and Chris Donato ’14, ABC News, covered the Democratic Presidential Debate in Ohio, October 2019.

May 20. He joins big sister, Evangeline. Clarence Jackson wed ­Alexandra Natale ’14 on ­September 1. Dan Remington and ­Jeannine Patricelli ­Remington ’10 wed at the Siena chapel, on June 22.

2012 Therese Daly Classof2012classnotes@ gmail.com Matthew Grimes was ­ elected as an Empire State s Fellow. The program is designed to attract talented professionals with demonstrated l­ eadership potential who want to refocus their careers in public service. Congratulations Matthew on this ­prestigious selection! Sean Murphy wed Theresa Buckhout ’13 on November 9. Katie Carew received an award for Cynopsis Top Women in Media for Directors Who Do It All. Terence Holden and Katie Sowyrda Holden welcomed their son Harrison on August 28. Tim Feenan wed Meghan Lambert in September 2019. Lauren Servello wed Jack (John) Murray on ­September 7.

2013 Cassy Jane Werking C18werk@siena.edu Rebecca Grasso is engaged to Matt St. Pierre ’12. Brendan and Molly ­Frawley, wed on July 5 at the Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, New York. They met during their time at Siena while studying abroad in Dublin. Brother of the bride Joe Scannell ’12 and sister of the groom Katie Frawley ’11, and the groomsmen were alumni. Since the ­wedding, Brendan and Molly have been traveling the world on an “adventuremoon.” ­Follow along on Instagram: @frawlovertheworld. Challen Banach wed ­Zachary DeMartino ’12 in June 2019. Amanda Peguillan wed Thomas Cronin on November 2. Theresa Buckhout wed Sean Murphy ’12 on ­November 9. Maggie Bolan is a school psychologist for the NYC Department of Education. She is also a certified yoga instructor with a passion for Brazilian jiu-jitsu. She recently released her first e-

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IN MEMORY

Siena College mourns the loss of the following members of our community: Paul Paniszczyn ’45

Ronald Martone ’62

William Hartnett ’47

Louis Catman ’63

George Ovigian ’47

Anthony Piscitelli ’63

James Morrison ’48

Kenneth Toomey ’63

Fr. Zachary O'Friel, OFM ’49 Louis Carlascio ’50

Mother Mary Carmel Fuda ’64

Joseph Grovenger ’50

Anne Hogan ’64

Stephen Wickes ’50

Foster Precopio ’64

Walter Rutkowski ’51

James Reilly ’66

Charles Saxe ’51

Robert Douglas ’67

Andrew Scelsi ’51

Lawrence Kelly ’67

John Tully ’51

Lee Malossi ’67

James Kelly ’52

Br. Robert Brown, CSC ’68

Jim Reilly ’52

Br. Richard Hartling, CSC ’68

Patrick Winkler, Sr. ’52

Fr. Conrad Somerville, OFM ’68

Daniel Debonis ’53 Priscilla Mullins ’54 Patricia Smith ’54 William Copeland ’55 Thomas Fitzgerald ’55 Archbishop Harry Flynn ’56 Leon Sapsuzian, Jr. ’57 Edward Kennedy, Sr. ’58 Dennis McCarthy ’58 Charles McCarthy ’58 John Riley ’58 Pat Barrett ’59 Paul Longo ’59 Willaim Perreault ’59 Donald Watson ’59 Donald DeVitto ’60 Bill Murphy, Sr. ’60 Rev. Stanislaus Swierzowski ’60 Frencesco Cichello ’61 Anthony Farina ’61 David Connors ’62 Br. Thomas Durney ’62 James Madigan ’62

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William Bayer ’70 Gary Benware ’70 Robert Mammen ’70 Joseph DiPietro ’71 Thomas Kelty ’71 James O’Connor, Jr. ’72 Charlie Taffe ’73 Stephen Godfrey ’75 Joseph Munafo ’76 Michele French ’79 Joseph Doherty ’80 Sharon Valente ’80 Karen Basten ’81 Michael Catino ’81 Erik Rogers ’81 Lawrence Ayuk Iyok ’83 Michael Percenti ’86 John Gagnon ’90 Chrys Konowalczuk ­Thorbecke ’90 Philip Dwyer ’94 Patrick Richar ’94 Sr. Janet Carroll, MM ’H’96

book, “Fighter’s Yoga” which focuses on yoga for injury and recovery for mixed martial arts. Follow along at: @thefightersyogi. Congratulations Maggie!

2014 Nicole Heck nicoleheck3@gmail.com Neidy Hammer McHugh and her husband Kyle McHugh ’12 welcomed their son Killian on ­January 30, 2019. Neidy and Kyle hope Killian will be a fourth generation Siena student. Proud grandparents are Kim McHugh ’15 and ­Bernard McHugh III ’81 and great grandfather B ­ ernard McHugh II ’48. Nicole Heck was promoted to retail merchandising and training manager at Alpin Haus Ski Shop and still remains manager of Alpin Haus Fitness. Nicole also accepted a role on the board of directors for Montgomery County's Habitat for Humanity board. Eric Brenner joined the firm of Barclay Damon LLP as an associate in the banking and public finance group, in the Albany office. Emma Ciborowski and Brian Wood were wed on ­September 1.

Help Desk Support Analyst at KWI and is working towards his MBA in Business Management at Hofstra University. Kristen Pellati ­graduated from the Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace ­University in May, 2018. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in December 2018, and the Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in March 2019. Kristen is an attorney at Blanchard and Wilson LLP, while earning her LLM in Land Use and Sustainable Development Law. She is on a full scholarship as the Land Use Law Fellow at the Elizabeth Haub School of Law, where she is on track to graduate in May 2020. Matthew Lorini accepted a position as a confidential law clerk at the Colonie Justice Court.

2017 Amy Polchinski Anthony Pelliccia siena17classnews@gmail.com

2015

­Brandon Murphy was appointed Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at Siena College. Edward Stumm and Monica Owczarska were engaged in July 2019. Billy Barry and Kirsten Jedd were engaged in October 2019.

Helene Rached Caroline Bertholf SienaNotes2015@gmail.com

2018

Brenda Costabile wed ­Jordan Mitchell on June 27.

2016 Anthony Bjelke Matt Lorini Sienanotes2016@gmail.com Ryan Heck wed Colleen Ferrucci ’17 on ­September 20 at Glens Sanders in ­Schenectady. Alexander Carchietta is a

Ali Digena siena2018news@gmail.com

2019 Megan Kelly Patrick Moran

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