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FORWARD THINKING The meaningful way alumni are shaping the future, one President at a time

FIELD OF FOCUS Standing proud in a sea of spectators, President Tori Haring-Smith watches the red and black take on Geneva College in the Homecoming football game at Cameron Stadium. The Presidents made an impressive showing, recording a 24-7 victory over the Golden Tornadoes. For more Homecoming coverage, turn to page 24.


Flying high Field hockey defender Meaghan Thornlow ’13 high-fives her teammates and coaches during introductions. Thornlow was named MVP of the Empire 8 Tournament, where the Presidents upset Utica and Nazareth to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in College history. For more fall sports coverage, turn to page 20.


made possible by your generosity.

On the cover Metzli Rivera ’14 and Ji Park ’12 are recipients of W&J’s Give It Forward Together (GIFT) Fund. Supported by Walter Flamenbaum ’62, M.D., the scholarship helps cover tuition, room and board costs for students in need of financial assistance. To learn how Flamenbaum and other alumni are making a difference in the lives of W&J students, turn to page 10.


How can paintings that have been damaged or darkened over time be restored without altering the artist’s original intentions? In “The Chemistry of Art Conservation,” Dr. Jennifer Logan and her students seek to answer this question in a first-year seminar course that blends science with art, history and philosophy. When you give to the W&J Fund, you give passionate professors like Dr. Logan the resources—from scalpels to goggles to fluorescent microscopes—to transform her classroom into a top-notch laboratory for W&J students. Make your moment today. Make your gift at washjeff.edu/give.

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honor roll of donors




Turning heads Introduced to W&J this fall, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are making quite an impression on campus. Learn more about the College’s new mascots on page 4.




class notes


president’s message

The value of mentoring The adage, “It takes a village to raise a child,” could easily be applied to education. Throughout our youth, we learn from our teachers, our coaches, our peers and our mentors. This issue of the alumni magazine looks at how the Washington & Jefferson College community comes together to make a difference in the lives of W&J students. Some alumni, faculty and friends provide scholarships, making it possible for W&J students to afford a first-class liberal arts education. Others provide students with advice on maximizing opportunities during their college careers. Still others offer career guidance and help position graduates for employment.

WINTER 2012 Executive Editor MEGAN MONAGHAN

Associate Editor ROBERT REID


W&J mentors take these relationships seriously, and they give without expecting anything in return. One alumnus recently told me, “I was a junior when my father said he President Tori Haring-Smith could no longer pay for my tuition. I went to Dean Frank and Haley Roberts ’14 and said I would have to withdraw. The Dean told me not to worry, that the bills would be paid. To this day, I don’t know who paid the bills, but I was able to finish my degree.” The scholarship not only afforded this student the opportunity to finish his degree, but it allowed him to remain in the midst of a supportive community while his family worked through a tough time. A version of this story is repeated every day at W&J.


Not every example is quite so dramatic and not every student has this level of need, but every student relies on a good mentor to get the most out of the college experience. Mentoring is more than simply writing a check. When students want to know how to choose a major, whether to join a fraternity or sorority, or how to balance athletics and academics, mentors offer them valuable guidance. Some mentors offer career advice as well, helping students prepare for job interviews or think about creative ways to put their skills to work. These individuals pass on the wisdom they gained at W&J from the professors, coaches and staff members they knew so well—people who taught them how to think, to handle failure, and to cultivate perseverance and confidence.


When I was a freshman in college, I benefited greatly from the guidance of my mentor. I had been raised on a college campus, and so I thought I understood college expectations. But I was not prepared for writing college papers or taking essay exams. I knew how to read, memorize and repeat, but I didn’t know how to ask meaningful questions. The first essay I wrote in college received a C-. I had always received A’s, so I felt I was failing. I was doing my best, but I was lost. I don’t know what I would have done if my English professor had not taken the time to mentor me. He patiently taught me how to write papers that were more than simple plot summaries. From him, I learned how to be a student. I learned intellectual curiosity. I learned how to learn. As the years went by, this professor became a part of my family, and I continue to be in touch with him today. The idea of family is more than a metaphor at W&J—it is a reality—and each member plays a vital role in ensuring its continued success. Every time you recommend W&J to a prospective student, every time you recount the story of your education to a friend or co-worker, you help spread the story of this amazing College that truly changes lives. When you give your time or support W&J financially, you help the College to thrive. Education at W&J does not end when students receive their diplomas—it continues from generation to generation as the community finds important ways to give back to the College and our alumni remain vital members of their alma mater.


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Letters We’re honored! W&J Magazine took home its second consecutive platinum MarCom Award from the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals in the magazine/educational institution category. Additional honors were given in the categories of design, writing and feature article. The magazine also received a Renaissance Award from the Public Relations Society of America’s Pittsburgh chapter. W&J was recognized in the external publication category.

The perks of being a librarian

A red and black love letter

Dear Editor:

Dear Editor:

I never thought to mention the following until I read the letter from Russell “Tuck” MacCachran ’45 in your summer 2011 issue. Most people in my field, librarianship, are assumed to have a placid life. I, on the other hand, have had a full and reasonably exciting one.

I am writing a love letter to Washington & Jefferson. You have turned my nearest and dearest into the world, including my husband, the late Norman Allison ’39, brother-in-law Donald Allison ’41, father-in-law Rev. John S. Allison (1908), and father George C. Donson (1911).

Among other publications, I reviewed books for The New York Times for much of my career. Because of it, I dined with authors Michael Crichton and James Michener, breakfasted with sportscaster Red Barber, and bowed to Pearl Buck.

My lawyers, physicians, dentists and ministers have made my life easier because of your training. Dozens of others you taught were my allies in difficult times.

Traveling throughout the world, while in Turkey, I had two one-on-one chats with the granddaughter—a princess—of the last sultan of Turkey. I met the chair of the drama department at the National Arts Council of Great Britain while in Greece, and later, in London, he introduced me to J.B. Priestley. During one of my trips to Spain, I had breakfast and lunch with John Scott Trotter of musical fame. I know this seems like name-dropping, but for a “nobody,” I can’t complain. Learned “Dag” Bulman ’48 Hackettstown, N.J.

Since we lived for 45 years on a hill within the sound of the College chimes, in a few minutes we could be in the midst of a whirling crowd of youth rushing to class. The NFL commissioner could have dashed by our car on the way down Lincoln Street! I have been your guest at Old Guard dinners, plays, concerts, serious lectures and certification classes. All the while, your culture permeated the area and we were better for it. With sadness, I have left you for another. Instead of book bags and jeans, I see sleek horses and hear the “clop clop” of Amish

buggies. Although I miss your academic cloak, my current environment is more appropriate. A lifetime of happy, happy memories will linger of your many years of inspiration. Mary D. Allison Walnut Creek, Ohio

President swap Dear Editor: As much as I enjoyed seeing my picture again in the last issue of W&J Magazine with returning football team members of 1970, there is an error in the names. The “handsome not-so-young” team member on the far left is not Vince Graziano ’72, but Duncan Forsyth ’74. Vince was on campus to meet everyone that morning, but left before the game. His daughter was married that afternoon, which was a command performance for Vince. Otherwise, he would have been at the game and in the picture. Pete Ross ’74 Lancaster, Pa.

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W&J news Cross-country runner crusades to raise awareness of ovarian cancer A Washington & Jefferson College honors student, Magellan scholar, athlete—and cancer survivor—Haley Roberts ’14 is on a mission to raise awareness of ovarian cancers and help others fight the disease she overcame. At 16 years old, Roberts was diagnosed with granulosa cell tumor (GCT), a rare form of ovarian cancer primarily found in post-menopausal women. Two years later, with the support of the Magellan Project, the biology major was afforded the opportunity to travel to New Zealand, where she studied with the world’s leading researchers of the disease at the Granulosa Cell Tumour Research Foundation and University of Auckland.

“There is a reason this happened to me. I am young and enthusiastic to find out more.”

Haley Roberts, a survivor of ovarian cancer, helped turn a regional cross-country invitational into an awareness event for the disease.


Inspired by the popular “For Dummies” reference books, Roberts turned her research into a paper titled, “The Genetics of GCT: An Unofficial Guide for the Scientifically Illiterate.” Since being posted to the foundation’s website, the paper has been downloaded thousands of times by individuals in dozens of countries.

“This information may help others make decisions on treatments and better conceptualize how and why their cancer is different from other ovarian cancers,” said Roberts, who also has met with survivors to talk with them about their experiences. “I was able to learn more about ovarian cancer from two different vantage points—the science side and the treatment and quality of life side, which are both important in developing a more complete understanding of the disease.” When Roberts returned to campus in the fall, the cross-country runner was determined to continue spreading awareness on her home turf. She approached Joyce Brobeck, head cross-country coach at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, with the idea of building an awareness event around the 9th Annual Bobcat Invitational in October. Brobeck, who lost her mother to ovarian cancer, took to the idea immediately, saying that it “elevated the meaning of the entire race.” Through their combined efforts, 400 runners from the region’s college and university cross-country teams sported teal ribbons to draw attention to the importance of awareness and early detection. “It was a great opportunity to get this message in front of hundreds of people who will then carry it back to their campuses so we can reach even more people,” Roberts said. “We were able to reach thousands with just one event.” Roberts, who also is a crusader for the “Turn the NFL Teal in September” campaign, will reach thousands more when she speaks at the GCT Survivors’ Conference this April. “There is a reason this happened to me,” she said. “I am young and enthusiastic to find out more.”




Bringing George and Tom back to life George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are turning heads at games, tailgates and special events across campus. Keep reading to learn more about W&J’s newest arrivals.

Extreme Makeover: Inspired by the Washington Nationals’ “Racing Presidents,” George and Tom first drew students’ attention during a surprise visit to campus last year. To become official W&J mascots, the presidents were required to undergo a major makeover, sporting more menacing expressions and fancier threads than the original models.

Head First: Standing 4 feet tall and weighing in at 30 pounds each, George and Tom’s heads are composed of layers of foam and fabric. Their facial features come to life with airbrushing, markers and paint, and their eyes are plastic domes that are painted to look wet.

Under Construction: The mascots’ creator, Randy Carfagno, asks for six to eight weeks to make a character. “Every aspect must be thought out, sculpted, molded, drawn, draped, mocked up, refined, then built from real materials and finished to perfection,” he said. “Not a small task.”

Secret Service: The Presidents are played by a rotating group of 12 anonymous student volunteers. “Their identities need to remain confidential, as it is a matter of utmost national security,” said Steve Anderson, associate dean of student life at W&J.

Noted & Quoted


because that’s how we grew up. There’s a lot of crazy stuff on the air, too, so you just have to pay attention and figure out whose biases are showing.



HALF THE PRESIDENTS AND FIRST LADIES HAVE TAUGHT. A really effective teacher has to communicate, has to know people, and has to be well-organized. I don’t think it’s an accident that they ended up in the White House. I think it fits.

it mean to be


“What does


W&J not only has stepped up to address an important immediate need, but has created a lifeline for the future. EDWARD GREB, PH.D., PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY4

Regardless of personal circumstance, BIRTHDAYS ARE MEANT TO BE CELEBRATED, and all children should have the opportunity to feel special and recognized. MEG YUNN, DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES5

The same people who readily invest $30,000 in a car that depreciates the minute it is driven off the lot will complain

about investing $30,000 in a college education that does not depreciate,

As we run up to the 2012 elections, there’s going to again be a debate about the United States’ role in the world: Who should we help, who should we protect,







1 “Too young to understand, ‘generation 9-11’ embraces media for meaning,” Gloria Goodale, Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 7, 2011 2 “Freshman seminars evoke thought at W&J,” Emily Petsko, Washington (Pa.) Observer-Reporter, Jan. 18, 2012 3 “From Classroom to White House,” KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh Today Live, Jan. 6, 2012. 4 “Washington & Jefferson College community comes together to help those in need in Japan,” Liberal Arts College News, Nov. 9, 2011 5 “Parties for the homeless make her a prize winner,” Margaret Smykla, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 3, 2011 6 “Debt soaring with tuition,” Jeff Gammage, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 18, 2011 7 “1941: Pearl Harbor,” Merrill Perlman and Veronica Majerol, New York Times Upfront, Oct. 24, 2011 8 “W&J sophomore Roberts running for a cause,” Jason Mackey, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Oct. 17, 2011






Education professor’s new book studies presidents and first ladies in the classroom Did you know Bill Clinton was called “motormouth” by his sixth-grade teacher, or that Woodrow Wilson suffered from severe learning and reading problems his entire life? Lady Bird Johnson was so shy, she sabotaged her own grades. Eleanor Roosevelt was kicked out of school for lying. James Longo, Ed.D., professor and chair of education at Washington & Jefferson College, wanted to learn more about how the educational experiences of U.S. presidents and first ladies impacted their paths to the White House. The result is his new book, “From Classroom to White House: The Presidents and First Ladies as Students and Teachers.” Longo spent more than 10 years researching the book, visiting many of the schools where the presidents and first ladies studied and taught. He read their report cards, spoke with former teachers and classmates, and sat in Sunday school classes taught by Jimmy Carter in Plains, Ga. “Of all the presidents and first ladies, half became teachers, but all were students,” Longo said. “I wondered what they were like. Most people think that when you get to the White House, you grew up as an angel. But in actuality, if you put them all in a classroom together, you would have a handful.”

By the Numbers: INTERSESSION

From “Chemistry of Perfume,” to “Gothic Hauntings,” Intersession 2012 introduced W&J students to intriguing discussions and life-changing travels.


U.S. states have adopted laws against cyber-bullying, a legal issue discussed in “CyberLaw.”

One dozen

“I love connecting these men and women to their childhoods and who they became.”


Theater productions attended by students in Richard and Patricia Easton’s “London Theater” class.

Sixty -six


James Longo visited the former schools of U.S. presidents and first ladies as research for his new book.

Longo said many presidents and first ladies were “late bloomers,” “painfully shy” or “painfully extroverted.” A number struggled with reading, while others had difficulty taking tests. “I love connecting these men and women to their childhoods and who they became,” Longo said. “I see something endearing in almost all of them.” Jackie Kennedy Onassis was called a “brat,” and Barbara Bush was a “bully.” Abraham Lincoln was “lazy,” and George Washington and Harry Truman never could master spelling. George W. Bush was a straight-A student, but when his sister died in 1953, his grades began to deteriorate and he was labeled an “underachiever.” “It is no accident that he fell in love with a second-grade teacher,” Longo said of Bush. “This is a very bright man who has covered up a lot of pain.” Longo believes the book represents “hope” for the parents of underachievers and salutes those teachers who make a difference. “The book contains a lot of life lessons,” Longo said. “I love teaching, and I really believe in teachers. It was a fun book to write.” Gerald Ford was a “gentleman,” whose football coach helped get him accepted into Yale. Two people saw greatness in Ronald Reagan—his high school English teacher and his wife, Nancy. Barack Obama taught constitutional law to great reviews at the University of Chicago Law School. In addition to meeting several presidents and first ladies, Longo has taught and worked with a number of children whose ancestors once lived in the White House. A Fulbright scholar, he has received awards from the National Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities as well as the American Youth Foundation.



Games in the shortened NBA season after a lockout studied in “Economics and Law of Professional Sports.”

Episodes in the original series of “The Twilight Zone,” the 1960s television show examined by Andrew Rembert’s class.


Women are trafficked to the U.S. every year, an international problem investigated in “She Works Hard for His Money.”


Million acres in Marcellus Shale land owned by Range Resources, a subject company in “Topics in Financial Economics.”


The year President Nixon resigned as a result of “Watergate,” a political scandal explored in depth by professor Jim Benze.


To see the world through the eyes of Washington & Jefferson College students, the Office of Global Education held its first international photo contest in the fall. More than 100 breathtaking images were entered in the categories of architecture, landscape and people, representing a full spectrum of places explored and individuals encountered by W&J students across the globe. Judged by students, faculty and staff members, the following images stood out among the entries as three of the competition’s inaugural winners.

“Crowded Street” JOSHUA DECKMAN ’13

Spanish major Joshua Deckman lived for three weeks in the small town of Granada, Nicaragua, tutoring children through the non-governmental organization Casa Xalteva. He also interviewed teachers and graduates to better understand the school’s impact on the Nicaraguan community, where he photographed this busy street.



TAKE THE BEST PICTURES An award-winning photographer, Sam Fee, Ph.D., associate professor of information technology leadership, shows you how to take vacation and family snapshots from “good” to “frame-worthy” in four simple steps.

“A Glimpse of Ecuador” HANNAH LOTT ’12

Hannah Lott put her Spanish major to practice last summer in Ecuador, where she researched fair-trade coffee production. To fully immerse herself in the country’s culture, she worked and lived with people in the cities of Cuellaje and Pucará while exploring the area’s museums, markets and ancient ruins. This photo depicts the rolling hills of Ecuador’s scenic Intag Valley.



Philip Dern spent a spring semester abroad at the University of Aberdeen, one of W&J’s international exchange partner universities. A double major in business administration and psychology, Dern used his time overseas as an opportunity to travel throughout Europe, making stops in Italy and Croatia, where he captured this photo of men talking on a pier.

1.) Remember the “rule of thirds.” Imagine the image being split into three sections, both horizontally and vertically. Try to line up your content along these axes for more interesting compositions. Don’t put your subject smack in the middle of your viewfinder or LCD display. 2.) Show me the light. Look to see where the light is coming from when taking a photo. You’ll want to avoid harsh shadows on your subject, or getting your own shadow in the image. Many average photos can become quite good just by thinking about where the photographer and subject are located in relation to the light.

3.) Practice makes perfect. There’s no cost for developing exposures, so you can take as many digital shots as you want. Use this as an excuse to experiment. Try shooting the subject or scene from different angles, and zoom in or out to see how your view of the subject changes. While traveling, it is especially important to take a lot of photos since you may not be back. 4.) Find the story. What makes the photo interesting? Look for it. In addition to being technically correct, a great image should carry that “emotional punch” that makes people think. Looking at something common in a different way helps to make the photo memorable. It’s where science and art come together.







As the Presidents kicked off their 120th football season in September, Washington & Jefferson College paused to honor the memory of a player who advanced the role of African-Americans in collegiate sports. Charles “Pruner” West ’24 led the Presidents to their only Rose Bowl appearance in 1922 against the University of California Golden Bears, becoming the first African-American quarterback to play in the nation’s oldest bowl game. According to his daughter, Linda West Nickens, West had been a halfback at the time, but was asked to play quarterback when the starter was injured. “It was kind of a ‘fill-in’ thing, but my father rose to the occasion,” she said. West, who also excelled at track and field, rose to the occasion at a number of athletic events during his W&J career. He earned the title of a two-time national collegiate pentathlon champion—a feat no W&J athlete had accomplished before—and was named to the 1924 Olympic team, though he did not participate due to an injury. In recognition of West’s contributions, Dana Brooks, dean and professor of physical education at West Virginia University, presented W&J with a poster of West during a dedication ceremony Sept. 1 at the U. Grant Miller Library. Brooks, who first read about West when teaching a course on African-Americans in sports, was impressed with the student-athlete’s accomplishments on and off the field. Referring to the bigotry that West endured in the pre-Civil Rights era, Brooks said the aspiring physician always remained “humble, successful and talented.” The ceremony was attended by members of West’s family, including Nickens and her children, Michael West Nickens and Crystal Nickens. “How fitting that you should choose to further spread my father’s story at a time when the country is honoring, Martin Luther King, Jr., with a statue on the Washington, D.C., Mall,” said Nickens, who proudly called her father a “pioneer.” “He confronted racial barriers not only in football, but also in the medical field.” At W&J, West is best known for his involvement in a legendary 1923 match against the Washington & Lee Generals. It was the tradition of the Southern school, at the time, to request that Northern teams bench their African-American players. When Bob “Mother” Murphy, W&J’s athletic director, approached his star player about their opponent’s demands, West voiced his frustration. “They left it up to me and asked how I felt about it,” West later wrote. “I told them, well, there’s no way I can stop you from playing without me, but if you do, I’ll never play another game for W&J.” This prompted Murphy to tell the Generals, “W&J does not play without Pruner West.”As a result, the Presidents paid the Generals a portion of the proceeds that would have come from ticket sales and dropped out of the game.



ROSE BOWL REPLAY 10 FACTS ABOUT W&J’S FIRST AND ONLY ROSE BOWL APPEARANCE What generally was unknown at the time was that W&J made the decision knowing that West had a sprained ankle and would not have been able to play. “For W&J, it wasn’t about the color of West’s skin, it was about his skill and ability,” Alexis Rittenberger ’99, director of library services at W&J, said. The decision gained the support of not just the College, but the entire town of Washington. “On Oct. 9, 1923, the Observer-Reporter wrote, ‘It is the business of the College to broaden mind and develop character, and it falls short of its true mission if it cannot recognize worth beneath a dark skin,’” Rittenberger read at the dedication ceremony. “This is what we’re here to celebrate today.”

“My father was always just grateful, so grateful, for the stand Mr. Murphy took against Washington & Lee.” – LINDA WEST NICKENS, DAUGHTER OF CHARLES “PRUNER” WEST ’24

LEFT: Standing in the location where Charles “Pruner” West played football for the Presidents 90 years ago, Michael Nickens, Linda West Nickens and Crystal Nickens proudly display a photo of their father and grandfather. ABOVE: This photo of Charles West throwing the javelin hangs in the Towler Hall of Fame at W&J.

It is a story repeated at the start of each academic year by President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D., who uses W&J’s decision in 1923 as an example of how the College demonstrates “uncommon integrity.” “If you stop any student on campus, they’ll be able to tell you the story of that game,” Haring-Smith told West’s family. “Your father was one of those people who, through virtue of his incredible intellect, humanitarian spirit and athletic ability, became a role model for us.” Nickens recalls the countless times her father shared the story with her while growing up in Alexandria, Va. “My father was always just grateful, so grateful, for the stand Mr. Murphy took against Washington & Lee,” Nickens said of West, who went on to practice general medicine for 50 years. “He was a real humanitarian, treating all groups regardless of their ability to pay,” she said. West, who received his medical degree from Howard University after turning down a contract to play professional football with the Akron Pros, was presented with the Distinguished Service Award from W&J in 1978 for his dedication as a doctor. Today, a black-and-white banner of West throwing the javelin hangs proudly in the Towler Hall of Fame alongside other timeless images of W&J’s legendary athletes. “We will keep the story of Charles West alive,” Haring-Smith promised West’s family at the ceremony. “We will pledge to do that, because he is such a vital part of our College’s history.” – ALLYSON GILMORE ’12



















enrollment of 450 students, W&J is the smallest school ever to play in the Rose Bowl. University of California was favored to beat undefeated W&J by 14 points. Instead, the game ended in the only scoreless tie in Rose Bowl history. Sportswriter Jack James of The San Francisco Examiner famously said, “All I know about Washington and Jefferson is that they are both dead.” Athletic Director Bob “Mother” Murphy mortgaged his house to make the cross-country train ride to California. Earle “Greasy” Neale doubled as a Major League Baseball outfielder with the Cincinnati Reds. 11 players stayed on the field the entire game, playing both offense and defense. West was the first AfricanAmerican quarterback to play in the Rose Bowl, while Herb Kopf was the game’s first freshman. W&J halfback Wayne Brenkurt’s 35-yard touchdown run was called back by an offside penalty. Presidents rushed 114 yards to the Golden Bears’ 49, and held Cal to zero yards passing and two first downs.



Named Most Outstanding Player, W&J’s team captain Russ Stein went on to play in the NFL and was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1991.

Watch a historical video clip of the 1922 Rose Bowl at www.washjeff.edu/magazine.




From the moment you set foot onto the

Washington & Jefferson College campus as a hopeful freshman to the day you leave as a confident graduate poised to make an impression in your chosen field, you belong to an exclusive network of alumni available to guide you throughout your career. Composed of executives, industry leaders and visionaries, it is a network committed to ensuring the success of the College and the young men and women it proudly cultivates. Whether writing a recommendation letter, donating a scholarship check, offering an internship or sharing career advice, generations of Presidents are finding meaningful ways to give back to the place that influenced the way they think, communicate and, most importantly, live. – MEGAN MONAGHAN

The meaningful way alumni are shaping the future, one President at a time




Biochemistry whiz Ji Park ’12 recalls the Intersession term he spent buried in educational court cases as one of his favorite learning experiences at Washington & Jefferson College. While the School Law course forced Park out of his comfort zone, the aspiring scientist related to the problemsolving aspect of the legal process. “I enjoyed the similarities between science and law, where I was searching for the answer,” he said. The senior chemistry major can broaden his already rigorous pre-health curriculum with electives that challenge him because he is not distracted by financial concerns, like how he will pay his next tuition bill or where he will find a campus job. “Because I haven’t been so worried about my financial obligations, I have been able to explore what I wanted to do—to find my passion,” said Park, who is a beneficiary of W&J’s Give It Forward Together (GIFT) Fund. Supported in part by Walter Flamenbaum ’62, M.D., the scholarship helps cover tuition, room and board costs for deserving students in need of financial assistance. When personal circumstances at home drastically changed Park’s financial situation at the end of his freshman year, President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D., saw the GIFT Fund as an opportunity to keep Park studying, and thriving, at W&J. Three years later, Park, a high school valedictorian originally from South Korea, is just months away from receiving his W&J degree. But not before he completes an honors project under the guidance of associate professor Nobu Matsuno, Ph.D., capping off what has been an impressive undergraduate career. Park, who always has dreamed of graduating from college and

Metzli Rivera ’14 Walter Flamenbaum ’62 Ji Park ’12

FORWARD THINKING “If I’ve helped three people, and they each help three people, it becomes an ever-ready budding gift.”


attending medical school, credits Flamenbaum for making that step possible. “Every day, I wake up and know that I am here because Dr. Flamenbaum decided to help a student he didn’t know,” he said. “That’s what amazes me the most.” Today, Flamenbaum and Park share a relationship that transcends the initial bounds of the scholarship program. When Park earned a coveted internship last summer at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine, Flamenbaum offered to put him in touch with one of his business partners in the area, who agreed to meet with Park over lunch to talk about his vaccine research. The discussion was encouraging to Park, who appreciated hearing that the former biochemist was able to transition smoothly to a successful career in virology. “It helped me relax about what I’m doing,” he said. “My classmates and I kind of freak out that when we graduate, we’ll be working in our chosen career path for the rest of our lives. But chances are, that won’t be the case.” Fellow GIFT Fund beneficiary Metzli Rivera ’14 also experienced concerns regarding her choice of study as a first-year student at W&J. When the biology major started to second-guess her commitment to the pre-health program, she contacted Flamenbaum, a former biology major, for advice. “We talked on the phone for an hour and a half,” she said. “He explained that while the program is competitive, the work would pay off if it was my passion. If it was not, he encouraged me to go out and explore other options.” At Flamenbaum’s suggestion, Rivera took an accounting class the following fall and declared the subject as her new major. A graduate of the YES Prep Public Schools system in Houston, the cross-country runner came to W&J from a demanding high school dedicated to increasing the number of students from low-income communities who earn a college degree. The first-generation college student values Flamenbaum’s counsel as much as she appreciates his financial support. “Being able

to talk with someone who has been through the college experience, especially at W&J, is very helpful,” she said. “He can give me a perspective that others cannot.” It is a situation to which Flamenbaum can relate. The doctor-turned-entrepreneur from Manhattan, who attended W&J on a scholarship and held an on-campus job showing films to help cover his tuition, benefited greatly under the guidance of his mentors. Citing influential biology professors Dewey Dieter and Homer Porter, who set high expectations for his academic performance, and English professor Robert Brindley, who shaped how he reads novels, Flamenbaum credits many at the College for contributing to his life and career. “My experience at W&J helped make me the person I am today,” he said. “You might not recognize that the day you leave school—maybe not in 10 years and maybe not even in 20 years— but down the road, you should turn around, look over your shoulder, and think about what it means to be an alumnus of the College.” For Flamenbaum, it meant giving back to W&J what he felt he had received as a student, both personally and financially. As a professor of medicine for nearly 30 years, seeing how his generosity directly impacts the lives of hard-working students like Park and Rivera is a rewarding incentive. “To the extent you get to participate in their success, being a voyeur is wonderful,” said Flamenbaum, who will have the opportunity to watch Park graduate this May, exactly 50 years after the day he received his W&J degree. While it will be a special occasion for Flamenbaum and Park, who hopes to introduce his family to the man he calls his “lifelong mentor,” it will not signify the culmination of their relationship, nor of the scholarship. That is because the donor’s only request of Park, Rivera and others he helps is that they consider giving to W&J one day in return. “If I’ve helped three people, and they each help three people, it becomes an ever-ready budding gift,” Flamenbaum said. “It is, quite literally, the gift that keeps on giving.”





Wahab Owolabi ’09 Tom Squitieri ’75 Richard Easton



FORWARD THINKING “When he wrote his number on the back of my blue book at the end of that first class, I knew I had gotten what I needed out of college.”


Award-winning journalist Tom Squitieri ’75 is not afraid to ask the tough questions— whether reporting from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, investigating the suffering of women and children in Bosnia, or exposing political scandals on Capitol Hill. It is a fearless reporting technique that has garnered Squitieri coveted recognition from the Overseas Press Club and White House Correspondents Association. A noteworthy feat for the former USA Today reporter who, when looking back on his countless news articles, speeches, poems and blog entries, claims that the first story he ever published originated from an assignment in Richard Easton’s Advanced Composition class at Washington & Jefferson College. “I remember seeing Thomas running across campus toward Davis Hall, yelling out to me and waving a letter saying that he had been published,” said Easton, who still owns an original copy of the magazine featuring the college senior’s satire. The 1975 issue of Tennis Illustrated is well read and yellowed with time, but cherished by the author’s professor, who proudly keeps it among the other clippings that document Squitieri’s remarkable writing career. “I’d like Tom to know that I’ve admired him ever since the day he showed me that letter,” added Easton, reflecting on a relationship that has developed into a steadfast bond, packed with memories of weddings, parties and family occasions. Though Squitieri believes that Easton considers all of his students to be his “favorites,” the political science major and avid tennis player felt he had “found a home” in the young professor’s classroom. “When he wrote his number on the back of my blue book at the end of that first class, I knew I had gotten what I needed out of college,” Squitieri said.

reporter, Squitieri credits others’ “unselfish help” with enhancing his own career. “I vowed that one day, I would edit and teach and give back the good stuff that I was given,” he said. When approached six years ago about creating and teaching an Intersession course at his alma mater, Squitieri was given the opportunity to fulfill that promise. Called “15 Minutes of Fame or Shame,” his course, which combines facets of journalism, ethics and current affairs, challenges W&J students to think on their feet. The title alone was enough to intrigue first-year student Wahab Owolabi ’09, who was looking for an Intersession course that would not interfere with his basketball schedule. The 6-foot-4-inch power forward did not anticipate that the course, and the professor, would forever change his perspective on the world. “When you walk into a class, you really don’t expect it to have a huge impact on you, but Tom’s class did for me, especially in terms of how I look at life,” said Owolabi, who was profoundly moved by the videos he watched of his professor reporting from hazardous war zones. “At that time, I didn’t think all the stuff in the news and on TV had anything to do with me. It seemed like a different world,” he said. “Tom showed us that it does have something to do with you, and if you want to get involved and make a difference, you can.” It was this eagerness to learn that distinguished Owolabi as a “remarkable student” to Squitieri,

who appreciated the viewpoint he brought to his classroom. “He got what I was trying to teach and interacted every day, increasing the quality of the course,” Squitieri said. “I saw how the others looked to him and followed his lead—not being afraid to participate or, most importantly, challenge me.” Today, the three-time All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference honoree stays active in basketball as an assistant coach at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also acts as an engineering career consultant. Yet he lights up when talking about the company he founded a few months ago that reinvents the college admission process into a virtual format. The concept stemmed from the kind of innovative thinking that Owolabi honed under the guidance of Squitieri, whom he admires for “his entrepreneurial spirit.” Owolabi looks forward to bouncing ideas about the company off of his mentor who, in turn, is excited to see where his star pupil will go next, willing to offer any advice he can along the way. While Squitieri remains focused on running his own communications consulting firm, as well as raising his two young children, his innate curiosity about the world keeps him asking questions, and writing about the answers. For Easton, this means a constant flow of Squitieri’s stories to his inbox, along with playful reminders of a particularly low grade he once received on a travel article in Easton’s class. “Of course, Tom went on to make his career writing travel articles, and years later, he would cut them out of the newspaper and send them to me, asking, ‘Do I get an A on this assignment now, coach?’ I think you could say he’s earned it.”

After graduating, Easton’s protégé returned many times to that classroom to talk to future generations of writers about news reporting and the elements of good style. Aided by newspaper veterans when he was still a budding WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE




Joined by a class of 20 Washington & Jefferson College students exploring the political culture of The Gambia in January, associate professor Buba Misawa, Ph.D., accepted a new assignment to help distribute birthing kits to the country’s undeveloped villages. The kits, which contain supplies to help ensure a clean and safe childbirth, were provided by Misawa’s protégés Rachel Lozosky Friedmann ’01 and Caitlin Quicksell ’12. The two, who were paired together through the Alumni Mentor Program, jumped at the chance to support their favorite political science professor’s efforts in Africa. “We had 500 birthing kits waiting to go somewhere, but no committed distribution partner,” said Friedmann, who organized the project as president of her local chapter of Zonta International, a service and advocacy group focused on advancing the status of women worldwide. When Quicksell learned about her mentor’s cause, she did not

Rotary Club, balances her law career with community service activities. “I remember that she always wanted to help people, because she would share her notes in class,” Misawa said of his standout student. “Rachel took almost every course that I taught here, I think. I used to kid her that she was majoring in Misawa.” The political science and psychology double major often challenged Misawa by raising alternative viewpoints during class debates. He even recalls learning from a paper Friedmann wrote on Sigmund Freud, which is quite a compliment from the seasoned professor, who has read countless papers during his 17 years at W&J. “I can’t believe he remembered that paper,” said Friedmann, laughing about the long hours she spent in Misawa’s class writing her final essay exams. “The sun would be going down, and I would be the last person sitting in class,” she said. “That’s the way you

“Buba is the quintessential W&J professor in the sense that he cares about you 360 degrees.”


hesitate to approach Misawa about taking the kits to The Gambia during his upcoming Intersession course. The Nigerian-born professor, who frequently donates clothing, shoes and school supplies to village schools, was happy to help. “It makes me not only proud of them, but overwhelmed with joy to know that they are supporting the people of Africa,” Misawa said. The notion of giving to others is something that Misawa encourages his students to consider as they embark on their professional careers. He is not surprised that Friedmann, who also stays active in the Washington 14


take a Buba test. You write until you can’t write anymore, and that helped prepare me for law school and later, the bar exam, when you need to be able to discuss material clearly and effectively, even when you’re tired.” Most importantly, Friedmann valued her professor’s open approach with his students, especially as a freshman taking her first political science course. “It was apparent that his interest in you went beyond coming to class and instructing you on the material,” she said, referring to all the times Misawa would ask about her family and growing up in her small, rural hometown in western Pennsylvania.

Caitlin Quicksell ’12, Buba Misawa, Rachel Lozosky Friedmann ’01


“Buba is the quintessential W&J professor in the sense that he cares about you 360 degrees,” she said. Today, as a Washington-based attorney specializing in educational law, Friedmann applies Misawa’s teaching style to her own career by forming close relationships with her clients. “So much of good legal representation is relating to your clients on many levels and realizing that no problem is one-dimensional,” said Friedmann, who calls herself a “beneficiary” of the valuable relationships she formed and cultivated at W&J. Now Friedmann is honored to pass on the knowledge she acquired from mentors like Misawa to Quicksell, an international studies and Spanish double major approaching some big decisions regarding her future. For the past year, the two have been meeting at least once a month to compare W&J stories and discuss the options available to Quicksell after she graduates in May. “It’s nice to have someone like Rachel who doesn’t necessarily tell me what to do, but allows me to filter my thoughts,” said Quicksell, who is looking at graduate school programs in management leadership and finance or international development. Friedmann is careful not to let her opinions sway the ambitious senior, but rather encourages her to explore different paths and evaluate what will make her happy. “It really has been a joy to hear Caitlin talk about the things that she loves and the things she’s discovering that she may have thought were the right paths for her, but aren’t necessarily so,” Friedmann said. “Helping her through that process, giving her insights from my own experience where I can, and helping her find what’s right for her—I think that’s the best thing any mentor can do.” No matter where Quicksell’s or Friedmann’s paths take them, Misawa hopes that a trip to Africa is on their radar. Though they both spent most of their undergraduate careers in Misawa’s classes, neither was able to fit the more than 4,000-mile trek across the Atlantic to The Gambia into their packed schedules. “That’s why they didn’t end up with a Misawa major,” he joked. “But I’ll take them whenever they’d like to go,” he added, prompting Friedmann to earnestly respond, “Definitely. One day.” WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE


Brad Class ’12 Dennis Trelka Gary Silverman ’78


THE GROUND BREAKERS Gary Silverman ’78, M.D., Ph.D., had a plan when he entered the office of his academic adviser, Dennis Trelka, Ph.D., in the fall of 1974. The ambitious freshman wanted to undertake an honors project, an opportunity that was not made available to Washington & Jefferson College students until their junior year.

In turn, working with Silverman encouraged the professor to “open up more” to deserving students who demanded guidance beyond the traditional curriculum. This compassionate approach to education carried Trelka throughout his 36 years of teaching at W&J. “Gary and some of his classmates have become part of our family,” said Trelka, who went on to stand in his former student’s wedding and asked Silverman to be the godfather of his daughter, Jessica.

“Gary’s interest in W&J has never waned. If anything, it has grown stronger.”

Looking back, Trelka hopes Silverman learned from him how to “maximize his efforts, inside and outside the classroom.” He added, “I think I taught him that the glass is always half full.”


“He impressed the heck out of me,” Trelka said of the confident young biology major. After denying Silverman’s request, the two argued, and the professor recommended that his student find another adviser. Yet Silverman persisted, and a year later, he completed his first honors project at Hahnemann Medical College, now Drexel University, under Trelka’s attentive guidance. “Gary had an understanding of things and one of the best problem-solving minds I’ve ever encountered,” Trelka said. “He was very bright, and had a work ethic that set him apart.” A special bond quickly formed between the professor and student, who thrived on the high expectations Trelka set in the classroom. As a former marine, Trelka appreciated the discipline the starting defensive back exhibited in the lab, comparing their relationship to one that a coach would share with his athlete. Silverman agreed, adding that Trelka was a “tough, hard-nosed guy on the outside, but behind that, a gentle guy who always cared about his students.”



Today, as chief of the newborn medicine program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Silverman is opening doors for W&J students as Trelka once did for him. The researcher, who also serves as a professor at the university, has invited more than 50 students from his alma mater into his lab, an impressive lineup that most recently included Brad Class ’12. Double majoring in biology and Spanish, Class dedicated two summers to interning in Silverman’s lab after receiving a recommendation from biology chair Alice Lee, Ph.D. Throughout the intensive 10-week program, he helped Silverman conduct research on diseases that affect newborn babies. When he was invited back the following year, Class was grateful

for the chance to continue his work. “Dr. Silverman is a great role model because he has achieved so much,” said Class, who is considering following in the steps of his mentor by pursuing a dual M.D./Ph.D. program. Expressing a desire to spread his wings, Class, who comes to W&J from Cumberland, Md., lists the National Institutes of Health or universities in the New England area as attractive options. “In Brad, I sort of see myself,” Silverman said of his protégé. “I can help Brad and others who want to go down my path envision what that will be and give them the opportunity to see what it takes to do it.” It is a valuable relationship that Class hopes will continue beyond graduation. “I think he will be one of my support systems—a life mentor,” Class said. “It is always good to have people who have made it, so to speak, on your side.” If the relationship that Silverman developed with Trelka is any indication of what Class can expect from his mentor, the aspiring researcher will be in good hands. Nearly 40 years after Silverman first walked into his adviser’s class his freshman year, the two have remained close companions. “His interest in W&J has never waned. If anything, it has grown stronger,” Trelka said of his memorable pupil. “Gary is a consummate friend. He is always in touch, wherever he has been.” – ROBERT REID

INSPIRATIONAL FIGURES last year 350 Students benefited from

scholarships donated by W&J alumni and friends


Students are paired with graduates through the popular Alumni Mentor Program

alumni are serve their alma 94 Professional 39 Alumni on hand to offer students mater as W&J faculty valuable career guidance


Aspiring scientists and physicians have interned in graduates’ labs since 2000

and staff members

scholars have 9 Magellan engaged in alumni-led

research projects in the last three years



THE INNOVATIVE RESEARCHERS When medical researcher Diane Carlisle ’94, Ph.D., learned that one in 10 smokers is diagnosed with lung cancer, she started to wonder—what is different about that one person? Carlisle thinks the difference may lie in the earliest stages of that person’s development, a theory that has prompted the assistant professor of neurological surgery to refocus the scope of her research. “The more I read into it, I thought about how the lungs develop, and what could happen during pregnancy that may predispose someone to getting lung cancer later in life,” she said. “Could being exposed to smoke, whether from the mother or second hand, before you are born make you that one out of 10?” It is the kind of inventive thinking that the former molecular biology major honed at Washington & Jefferson College, where she was given the opportunity to intern with W&J alumna Kerin Fresa-Dillon ’79, Ph.D., at her lab in Philadelphia. Carlisle was introduced to Fresa-Dillon by her professor Alice Lee, Ph.D., after expressing uncertainty regarding her career path. “I was one of the only biology majors at the time not in the pre-med program, so it was hard to think about what kinds of jobs were out there for someone like me,” Carlisle explained. “What could I do after graduation if I loved science but didn’t want to be a doctor?” Working with Fresa-Dillon during Intersession helped Carlisle realize that she did not have to be a doctor to pursue a career in health. “Biomedical research was real and it was something that I could do,” said Carlisle, who eventually applied the concepts she learned in Fresa-Dillon’s lab to her doctoral thesis. She credits mentors like Fresa-Dillon and Lee with opening her up to “a whole world of science outside of medical school.” Since supervising Carlisle nearly 20 years ago, Fresa-Dillon continues to open her lab at the Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine to a stream of ambitious W&J students,

RaeLynn Forsyth ’12 Diane Carlisle ’94 Jamey Butala ’12

“I have never regretted taking on a W&J student. I can give them real projects that contribute to my work.”


praising their “well-developed problem-solving skills.” “They are very inquisitive, which is a prerequisite for a scientific mind,” said Fresa-Dillon, who, just last year, invited intern Taylor Eddens ’11 to present with her at the World Vaccine Congress in Beijing. Following her mentor’s lead, Carlisle relishes the chance to train prospective scientists from W&J in her lab at the University of Pittsburgh. “I have never regretted taking on a W&J student,” said Carlisle, remarking on the “energy and enthusiasm” they bring to her research. “I can give them real projects that contribute to my work.”

lung cells from human embryonic stem cells gave her problem-solving skills that can apply to any field. “When you walk into a college lab, a lot of the time, you generally know what the outcome will be,” Carlisle said of the tried-and-true techniques practiced in educational settings. “Whereas, in my research lab, I have no idea what the outcome will be when we’re doing an experiment. That’s why we’re doing the experiment—because we don’t know the answer to the question.”

Two of Carlisle’s most recent interns, Jamey Butala ’12 and RaeLynn Forsyth ’12, proved helpful in the process of determining the effects of nicotine on developing lungs. An aspiring doctor, Forsyth valued making the connection between research and medicine in Carlisle’s lab. “It’s so important to see how we got where we are in the medical field,” she said. “It gave me a stronger appreciation for what physicians do, and for what I hope to accomplish one day as a physician.”

Five years since Carlisle questioned a potential source of lung cancer, she is closer to finding an answer. Though she no longer seeks research advice from Fresa-Dillon, she continues to keep her mentor updated on her career choices. “While a mentor can’t make decisions for you, they can help you discover what your options are,” said Carlisle, who reunites with Fresa-Dillon each year when they return to campus to participate on the external advisory board for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which awards colleges like W&J valuable funding for science education.

For Butala, who spent her last two Intersession terms in Tanzania, where she observed the behavior of wild African animals, and Maui, where she studied the impact of boats on humpback whales, Carlisle’s research lab offered the veterinarian hopeful a change of scenery. While Butala’s preferred patients remain animals, learning how to differentiate

“Mentorship is essential at every single stage of our careers, because we need to connect with someone who has been down that road before to help us decide where to go,” she said, adding that she “fully hopes” both Butala and Forsyth keep in touch with her after graduation. “When someone else already has been down that road, why reinvent the wheel?”





W&J sports

Standing out

from the crowd

FOR TWO DECADES OF W&J FOOTBALL, BRIGGS REMAINS A STEADY PRESENCE IN THE STANDS On Dec. 5, 1992, Russ Briggs ’58 sat in the bleachers in Glassboro, N.J., as the Presidents took on Rowan University in the NCAA Division III football semifinals. A win would give W&J its first appearance in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, the national championship game. After Chris Babirad ’94 broke off his memorable 81-yard, game-winning touchdown run with seven minutes and 37 seconds left, Briggs jumped up to cheer—and to check his circulation. “I’ve never been so cold in my life,” Briggs said. “The wind was whipping 25-30 miles per hour the entire game. Oh my, that was some game. I’ll never forget that touchdown run.” If Briggs declares that Saturday as the coldest game he has ever attended, that statement holds some serious clout. Since retiring from Western Electric/AT&T, Briggs has attended nearly every W&J football game, home and away, for two decades, including trips to Florida, Texas and New York. Yet what makes his journeys truly unique is that they begin in Graham, N.C. —a whopping 422 miles from the W&J campus. After graduating from Trinity High School in 1949, Briggs joined the armed forces and eventually worked for an aircraft company in Marietta, Ga. When he decided to give college a try, he considered Georgia Tech and Penn State (a school which he deemed at the time as “much too expensive”) before returning home to W&J. He credits Frederick J. Frank, former director of admission, for giving him the final push. “Fred Frank was relentless,” he said. “He just wouldn’t give up until I said ‘yes.’”


her husband on many of his trips during their 49-year marriage, but she did not make that bitter 1992 national semifinal game. “If I remember correctly, she made the trip to Florida the next week,” he added with a laugh. “My wife loved to travel and we went to many games together.” Briggs estimates that he drives 20,000-25,000 miles per year on highways. Since 1989, he has owned six different cars, all Hondas, for his trips up and down the east coast. “I usually put 150,000-170,000 miles on cars and then get a new one,” said Briggs, who has learned to enjoy cruise control. For most games, the trip from North Carolina to Cameron Stadium takes about eight hours. He leaves on a Friday and stays the weekend with his sister-in-law in Washington before getting on the road early Sunday morning—after attending a 7:30 a.m. church service. Amazingly, Briggs never has called for roadside assistance on any of his journeys to watch the Presidents. He also never has driven through what he considers “a bad storm,” citing just one heavy snowfall on a trip to Buffalo, N.Y., in November. He remembers many of the great players, the stadiums, the bands and the beautiful campuses. After witnessing so many football games, what drives him to the stands every weekend is the Division III philosophy.

Briggs was a track athlete in high school, but never played a sport in college. As a student, he followed the Presidents football team during a rough patch in the program’s history, when W&J won only four games from 1954-57. He majored in both physics and mathematics, and met his wife, Norma George, whom he married before his junior year.

“Ninety-nine percent of Division III players aren’t in it to become pros,” said Briggs, remembering Chris Warren, a Division III running back from Ferrum, Va., who became the Seattle Seahawks’ all-time leading rusher. “I remember one W&J player who was in an NFL preseason camp, but for the most part, these kids are out there because they love football.”

“My wife put as much time in at W&J as I did, but she didn’t get a diploma,” Briggs said of Norma, who passed away in 2005. She joined

This past season, Briggs only missed one game, the Nov. 5 contest with Thiel. He still attended a sporting event that weekend, as he went to his


Russ Briggs takes in the W&J game against Thomas More at Cameron Stadium in September. He attended nine out of 10 games this season.

10-year-old granddaughter’s soccer tournament in Charlotte. Could Presidents fans someday see one of Briggs’ 12 grandchildren in the starting lineup for the red and black at Cameron Stadium? “No way, not going to happen,” he quickly answered. “None of my grandchildren play football. Don’t worry, I’m already working on my granddaughter for another sport. If you ask her, she’ll tell you she’s going to W&J to play soccer.” Head Football Coach Mike Sirianni had a special surprise for Briggs when working on the 2012 schedule. W&J will open the season Sept. 1 at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C., which is only one hour and 58 minutes south of his driveway. For a change, W&J will be playing on Briggs’ home turf. “That is going to be a great afternoon,” he concluded. “I can’t wait. I already am trying to round up a bunch of guys to head down to the game. Any time W&J plays in North Carolina or Virginia is fine by me.” – SCOTT MCGUINNESS

Athletic Hall of Fame adds six stars In September, the Washington & Jefferson College Athletic Hall of Fame inducted six legendary studentathletes from five different decades, including two of the most decorated female athletes in school history. “It is great to add these six standouts to our fantastic Athletic Hall of Fame,” Bill Dukett, director of athletics, said. “The committee has a tough time narrowing down the selections, because we have so many quality student-athletes who deserve recognition.”

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Briggs has attended nearly every W&J football game, home and away, for two decades, including trips to Florida, Texas and New York. Yet what makes his journeys truly unique is that they begin in Graham, N.C.—a whopping 422 miles from the W&J campus.

Nicole Bosley Bednarski ’01 established every scoring record in the W&J women’s soccer record book. She scored 61 career goals and added 35 assists for 157 points. The first women’s soccer player in school history to be named First-Team All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) during all four years of her career, Bosley also was selected as the 2000 PAC Most Valuable Player. During her freshman season in 1997, she set the single-season scoring record with 19 goals and 45 points. Forrest “Jap” Douds ’30* was the first Pittsburgh Steelers coach in 1933. A native of Rochester, Pa., Douds was a Grantland Rice All-American in 1927 and 1928 for the Presidents as well as a participant in two East-West Shrine Games, becoming the first college player to accomplish that feat. Following his collegiate career, he played five years of professional football, including two with the Steelers, who then were called the “Pirates.” Gregg Ferrero ’87 still owns the second-best winning percentage (.875) in the history of W&J wrestling with a 63-9 record. He is 13th on the College’s career win list and, at the time of his graduation, was second on the career victories list. Ferrero also is one of 11 W&J student-athletes in any sport to earn two CoSIDA Academic All-America awards. Bill Hayes ’63 lettered six times during his career as a two-sport athlete at W&J and became the first four-time, all-conference baseball player in College history. W&J’s Outstanding Senior Athlete also was a top scorer on the Presidents’ basketball team, which captured the first PAC Championship in school history in 1963. John Mojzer ’53* was a 6-foot-5 scoring machine who led the Presidents to 38 victories during his three varsity seasons. A native of McMechen, W.Va., Mojzer averaged 14.8 points per game (873 career points), including a 24-point game at Madison Square Garden against No. 1-ranked St. John’s in 1951. During his sophomore season, W&J posted an 18-3 record. In his final game against St. Francis (Pa.), he netted 23 points against future Basketball Hall of Famer Maurice Stokes. Leigh Sulkowski ’06 is the only four-time All-American in W&J basketball history. A three-time PAC Player of the Year, she led the Presidents to three appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament and two PAC Championships. Her 2,034 career points are the most in school history (men or women), and she owns four of the seven highest single-season scoring years in program history. Sulkowski also was one of 25 players selected to the D3hoops.com All-Decade Team (2000-2009). *Deceased

Nicole Bednarski and Leigh Sulkowski applaud fellow Hall of Fame inductee Bill Hayes during halftime of the W&J-Delaware Valley football game in September.





W&J fall sports rise above competition A pair of cross-country standouts and a team of determined field hockey players took their sports to the national stage this season, raising the already stellar reputation of Washington & Jefferson College fall athletics. Though falling just short of keeping its conference championship streak alive, the women’s soccer team continued its dominance by achieving its first undefeated regular season in Presidents’ history.

F O P O T D L E I F THEIR CROSS COUNTRY Cross-country athletes Scott Ryan ’13 and Kristen Galligan ’15 became the first runners in College history to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships, held this year at Lake Breeze Golf Course in Oshkosh, Wis. Ryan and Galligan were the top runners on their respective teams all season and turned in solid showings at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship and NCAA Division III Regional. The duo was part of an elite group, as just 56 runners—the top seven athletes from each region not a part of a qualifying team—were selected to participate in each championship. Ryan finished the men’s championship race in 175th position, completing the 279-runner, 8K course in a time of 25:45.20, the top individual performance in College history. Ryan also won individual titles at Pitt-Greensburg and Waynesburg, and he was the runner-up at the PAC Championship. One of the most decorated runners to compete at W&J, Ryan has earned First-Team All-PAC accolades three years in a row and has been named PAC Runner of the Week nine times.

Kristen Galligan ’15

Galligan ran a 22:48.62 in the 277-runner, 6K women’s race, finishing in 179th position. She was a two-time PAC Runner of the Week and finished in the top 16 in all seven regular-season races. Galligan recorded a time of 22:45.50 at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble in October, setting a College record for the second-fastest time. “As first-time NCAA Division III qualifiers, Scott and Kristen have helped the program in a tremendous way, not only with their athletic talent, but also by helping pave the way for future success with recruiting,” first-year Head Coach Shawn Marek said.

WOMEN’S SOCCER The women’s soccer team won its first regular-season PAC Championship after producing an unbeaten record (8-0-1) in conference play for the first time. The Presidents set a College record with a 13-game unbeaten streak (12-0-1) on their way to a 14-4-1 overall record. The defense also broke a record by allowing just 13 goals, beating last year’s record of 16 goals, while posting 12 shutouts. W&J’s record-breaking season came to an end earlier than expected as Waynesburg edged top-seeded W&J 1-0 in the PAC Tournament semifinals at Alexandre Stadium.



Goalkeeper Heather Betancourt ’15 jumps to stop the opposing team’s shot.

FIELD HOCKEY The W&J field hockey team advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in College history after winning the Empire 8 Tournament Championship. The Presidents finished the season with a 14-5 record and entered the Empire 8 Conference Tournament as the fourth seed. W&J upset top-seeded Utica 4-2 in the semifinals and then downed Nazareth 2-1 in the conference title game to earn the automatic bid. The defense allowed just three goals and 13 shots in two Empire 8 Tournament games, led by Meaghan Thornlow ’13, who was named Empire 8 Tournament Most Valuable Player. The Presidents traveled to William Smith College in Geneva, N.Y., for the NCAA Tournament, where they lost a hard-fought, first-round contest by a 2-0 margin. W&J’s strong showing was highlighted by goalkeeper Shelby Colyer ’12, who made a season-high 10 saves. “Winning the championship after falling just short four years ago speaks to the commitment and dedication of the players,” fifth-year Head Coach Jomara Coghlan said. “We came back every year and worked a little bit harder, got a little bit stronger and never, ever gave up. Going forward, I believe the program will only get stronger, and we will continue to build on our success.”

The field hockey team celebrates its first Empire 8 Conference Tournament title against Nazareth.

During the regular season, Jennifer Marabella ’13 passed Beth Kelley ’07 to become the College’s all-time leader in total points (101), and she took over first place on the all-time goals scored list with 46. Leading the team with 15 goals, she enters her final collegiate season ranked 18th on the active Division III goal list. Marabella and midfielder Erin Barno ’13 led a group of six Presidents who earned All-Empire 8 honors. They were both named All-North Atlantic Region First Team performers.

“We came back every year and worked a little bit harder, got a little bit stronger and never, ever gave up.”


The 2011 Empire 8 Tournament champions charge out of the goal to defend a penalty corner at Cameron Stadium.

Catherine Villa ’14

Jennifer Marabella ’13






After wrapping up a busy Tuesday of teaching Psychology 101 and 370 courses in Thistle Hall, Timothy S. Klitz, Ph.D., was off to his second office in the stands at Alexandre Stadium. It was a chilly November evening that Klitz— and the Washington & Jefferson College women’s soccer team—had been waiting for since the season kicked off in early September. Coming off their first undefeated regular season, the three-time defending champions were hoping to clinch their fourth Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) title. As the top seed, W&J was heavily favored in the semifinal game against fourth-seeded Waynesburg. However, informed fans like Klitz knew it would be a tough game as the Yellow Jackets had taken the Presidents to double overtime just 10 days earlier before falling short 2-1 after a Holly Shipley ’14 goal. Unfortunately, Waynesburg stunned W&J on their home turf that night with a 1-0 triumph, ending the Presidents’ PAC Championship run and bringing their three-month journey to an abrupt close. No fan was more upset than Klitz. “I live vicariously through the team’s success, there’s no doubt about that,” said Klitz, who confesses that he was in a “terrible, bitter mood” after the loss. “The problem is that I really feel the lows—it’s like I am actually out there playing.”

the sport, and I became attached after attending my first W&J game.” Klitz is one of 20 professors involved in the faculty/coach mentor program, which allows faculty members to serve as advocates for student-athletes while developing working relationships with coaches. The program made its campus debut four years ago behind the efforts of Bill Dukett, director of athletics, and John Gregor, Ph.D., NCAA faculty representative and professor of economics, business and accounting. Prior to the start of each school year, Klitz meets with the team during a preseason practice to introduce himself and explain his function as the team’s mentor. He provides valuable insight for student-athletes entering their first year of college and serves as a secondary academic adviser for the team members. “Doing great things on the athletics field and maintaining a high level of success in the classroom is very impressive to me,” Klitz said. “As a faculty mentor, I feel that it is my responsibility to offer them advice based on what has worked for past student-athletes. Time management is one of the most important elements, and they need to know that as freshmen.”

To be an effective academic adviser, Klitz views attending games as his primary duty. He remembers cheering for NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient Megan Ferderber ’09 and All-Conference midfielder Liz Monzi ’08. “Finding out what motivates talented – TIMOTHY S. KLITZ, PH.D., student-athletes like Megan ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY and Liz only helps me as a professor,” he said. “When they achieve success in life, That’s not a stretch for Klitz who, as the team’s it makes me feel good about the job I am faculty mentor, has been a permanent fixture doing here.” at Alexandre Stadium on game days. In the The women’s soccer players, in return, are happy last four years, he only has missed three or four to have Klitz in the stands every night as they take games while balancing his duties as an associate on some of the best teams in NCAA Division III. professor of psychology and chair of the In fact, the W&J soccer sweatshirt the team committee on health professions. presented him as a gift bears his name on the However, Klitz admits that he knew very little back. “I really appreciate how they have ‘adopted’ about women’s soccer before becoming the me as a member of their team,” he said. team’s mentor in 2007. “One of my students, – SCOTT MCGUINNESS Katie Orient ’06, asked me to come and watch the team play,” he said. “I learned to enjoy

“Doing great things on the athletics field and maintaining a high level of success in the classroom is very impressive to me.”



As a faculty mentor for the women’s soccer team, Timothy Klitz acts as an academic adviser and cheerleader.

Coaches Inside the Classroom Faculty team mentors at W&J serve as advocates for student-athletes while building working relationships with coaches. NCAA FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE


John Gregor




Richard Kinder Cathy Petchel PSYCHOLOGY

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Sam Gidas



Stan Myers


Tiffani Gottschall


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Timothy Klitz PSYCHOLOGY



Jim Gormly

Karin Maresh



Lori Galley




Jim Longo



Annette Drew-Bear ENGLISH

Lauryn Mayer ENGLISH

Robert Dodge


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Robert Dunn


Steve Malinak WATER POLO

Michael Wolterman MATHEMATICS


Buba Misawa


W&J alumni Alumni trio honored at Homecoming

A nationally renowned leader in neonatology, an entrepreneurial business owner, and an up-and-coming anesthesiologist were honored by Washington & Jefferson College at the annual Homecoming & Reunion Weekend dinner in October. Recognized for their contributions to their professions, their community and their alma mater, the three honorees were presented awards by members of the W&J community who know them best. – KERRI DIGIOVANNI ’09


Gary Silverman ’78


Charlie P. Eaton ’64

Recipient of more than 23 awards from groups like America’s Top Doctors, member of 18 professional societies and associations, and author of more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific publications, Gary Silverman ’78, M.D., Ph.D., has established a distinguished career.

As the founder and owner of C.P. Eaton Partners, LLC, Charlie P. Eaton ’64 maintains a roster of investors that includes more than 200 of the largest and best-known institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Under his leadership, the independent marketing firm has raised more than $33 billion for 70 funds.

Yet Silverman’s extensive resume does not note the countless hours he has invested in mentoring students, bringing more than 50 students from W&J’s pre-health program into his labs.

Eaton’s success is not a surprise to his classmates and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity brothers who knew him as an economics major and member of the football team at W&J. “Charlie is the kind of guy you want in your corner,” Vaughan Blaxter ’65 said. “I count myself among the many people who greatly admire Charlie not just for his incredible business sense, but also for his commitment to giving back to the community.”

“As one who epitomizes the concept of ‘paying it forward,’ Gary began, early in his career, to mentor students,” Dennis Trelka, Ph.D., professor emeritus of biology at W&J, said. “Dr. Silverman gave them the training and confidence to realize that they could function well in this elite company of research scientists.” Silverman, who oversees the newborn medicine program at Magee-Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, also serves as a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For nearly 25 years, Silverman also has been returning to W&J as a guest lecturer. He made valuable contributions to W&J’s first two Howard Hughes Medical Institute grants and spearheaded the fundraising effort behind the Trelka Prize for Original Research in the Life Sciences. He is a former member of the Alumni Executive Council.

Eaton began his career as an investment research officer at Morgan Guaranty Trust Co., predecessor to J.P. Morgan Investment Management. Working his way up Wall Street, he also worked at Mitchell Hutchins, Morgan Stanley and H.C. Wainwright & Co., where he was a partner. “W&J inspired a spirit of entrepreneurial approach to school life,” Eaton, a former member of the W&J Board of Trustees, said. “It helped me figure out a creative way of getting into my own financial business.” Eaton also is a leader in his hometown’s chapter of United Way and a supporter of “Operation Comfort,” a San Antonio-based group that supports wounded veterans.


Kristin Ondecko Ligda ’03

Just months after completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Kristin Ondecko Ligda ’03, M.D., is making a name for herself in the medical field. An anesthesiologist at UPMC Mercy, Ligda is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Society for Education in Anesthesia. She attended the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine on a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship for Graduate Study, which provided her with $50,000 per year toward her medical degree. At VCU, she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha—a medical honor society limited to less than 10 percent of medical students—and was named MVP for Internal Medicine Residency. Ligda, who was president of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity at W&J, still remains dedicated to her alma mater, serving on the Alumni Executive Council and Pre-Health Advisory Board and giving several on-campus presentations for pre-health students. Also active in the Alumni Mentor Program, Ligda mentors biochemistry major Michael Liebert ’12. “During the past two years, Kristin has offered extraordinary advice on everything, from what it takes to become a physician to the simplest advice on how to make the most of life,” said Liebert, who is seeking admission into medical school after graduation.






A College on the

Campus comes alive at Homecoming weekend


Clad in red and black, Presidents representing the classes of 1943 to 2011 charged the Washington & Jefferson College campus on a late October weekend to create a memorable Homecoming celebration. President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D., kicked off the weekend by addressing alumni at Friday evening’s Homecoming dinner. “As you wander around, cheer on the football team and see your old friends, I hope that you will get a sense of the remarkable momentum on this campus,” she said. “There is no question about it—W&J is a College on the move.” Alumni got a taste of a College on the move while enjoying a jam-packed schedule of events that included two lectures, three sporting events and seven reunion gatherings. At the tailgate lunch, future Presidents had fun with crafts and balloons, and later, at the popular Fifth Quarter event, alumni posed with W&J props in the photo booth. Plans are under way for the next Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, set for Oct. 19-20. For more information, visit www.jayconnected.com/homecoming.

e i b Recent graduates Kerri DiGiovanni ’09, Rachel Mastromarino ’10, Samantha Butler ’10, Samantha Rosenthal ’10 and Carley Riggin ’09 show off their photo booth pictures. c Jacob Testa ’12 and Gina D’Aveni ’12 are crowned Homecoming King and Queen. d A choir of alumni and students sing the national anthem. e Future Presidents have fun with balloons at the tailgate lunch. f Football fan John Mollenauer ’57 watches the Presidents play the Geneva Golden Tornadoes. g President Tori Haring-Smith welcomes members of the class of 1976 as they celebrate their 35th reunion. h A little President enjoys a gift from the W&J bookstore. i The new George and Tom mascots applaud the honorary co-captains before the football game. j Delta Gamma sisters cheer on their Homecoming Queen candidate. 1) Gary Defilippo ’76 and Joan Defilippo ’76 enjoy the festivities with their daughter, Alexis Defilippo McCormick ’06, and her husband, Ryan. 1! Honorary co-captain Cynthia Alexander Brozeski ’96 receives an enthusiastic hug from a former classmate. 1@ Joe Leckie ‘50, with his wife, Betty, shares a secret with the late Pearson Furst ‘50 and his wife, Kathleen. 1# Sue Sofis and Peggy Dills, wives of Bill Sofis ’76 and Dwayne Dills ’69 and parents of Michael Sofis ’10 and Mark Dills ’08, greet each other at Fifth Quarter.

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At W&J, business administration major Micala Priola excelled on the soccer field while her mentee Michael Harding enjoyed studying abroad in Japan.


Business administration majors Micala Priola ’07 and Michael Harding ’12 chose to attend Washington & Jefferson College because they wanted to be challenged outside the classroom. While Priola found her calling at Alexandre Stadium, leading her soccer team to winning records all four years, Harding discovered his passions across the globe, studying abroad in Japan, Ireland and Africa. When their paths crossed last year through the Alumni Mentor Program, the two connected on their shared adoration for their alma mater and the incredible opportunities W&J offers its students. Today, Priola and Harding share a thriving friendship, meeting on a monthly basis to discuss classes, careers and life after W&J.


“Test the waters of different majors and career paths.”


“Go outside your comfort zone.”




M ic al a Pri o la ’07 Why did you decide to attend W&J? Michael: I wanted a small school that would allow me to have personal connections with faculty. I didn’t anticipate the alumni relations program to be so helpful, but it’s nice to have someone on the “other side” who can be your big sister or brother. Micala: I wanted a small class size and didn’t want to be a lost face in the crowd. I also wanted to play soccer and go someplace where I would be challenged. I knew I would find that at W&J.

How has W&J prepared you for the future? Micala: My education at W&J taught me that your average answer isn’t good enough. You have to go above and beyond. When you are at work, you are expected to bring a unique idea to the table. Michael: It is nice to have exposure to professors who have worked in your intended profession. They can bring those experiences to the classroom. There also is a strong association of alumni and a lot of opportunities for internships and networking.

What advice would you give to future W&J students? Michael: Travel. Go outside of your comfort zone, and study abroad during Intersession or apply for a Magellan Project. Micala: Pick a major that you want, and not what your parents want. At the end of the day, you will be working in your chosen profession. You have to like it. Test the waters of different majors and career paths to find what suits you best.

You spoke to alumni and students about the Alumni Mentor Program at Homecoming. What was that like? Micala: It was a good way to promote the mentor program face to face. Michael and I are a younger match, which shows that not all alumni involved in the program are extremely established—anyone can help out.

M ichae l Hard in g ’12 Michael: I was nervous to speak in front of a lot of people, but I was only there for 10 minutes when a couple approached me and talked like we were already friends. They had a genuine interest in me and what I am doing in school.

What have you gotten out of the Alumni Mentor Program? Micala: The mentor program is a perfect fit for me, because I am able to help someone with a busy schedule like mine. Michael is awesome and so involved on campus— I live vicariously through him, but also help him with anything he needs. Michael: I am lucky to have my parents to guide me, but now I have a mentor who not only has experience in the Pittsburgh work force, but has been in my shoes at W&J.

What kind of advice do you give to and seek from each other? Micala: The best advice I can give is to keep a positive attitude. At the end of the day, your co-workers will want to work with someone who can communicate and stay upbeat. Michael: Everything! I go to her for small stuff, like how to dress for an event, to larger matters, like if I should go to graduate school or not. She is a catchall mentor—she can answer anything I throw at her.

What would you tell a student applying for the mentor program? Micala: Mentors know nothing about you and aren’t going to judge you. They will just give you an honest answer. Michael: Go into it with an open mind. It worked out tenfold for me. I found a great mentor and friend who has helped me in countless ways in preparing for the future. – ALYSSA VUKSON ’12

In Your Own Words: MENTOR POWER

Whether they challenged you in the classroom, helped guide your career path, or answered your questions over coffee, W&J faculty members have a reputation for going the extra mile (or two) to ensure their students’ success after graduation. When we asked you to tell us about your mentors at W&J, we weren’t surprised that you filled our Facebook and Twitter pages with touching accounts of how professors have influenced your lives. Here are just some of the highlights.

Dr. R. Kirk Wicker was one of the unsung heroes of the chemistry department. He had industry experience and always was there to help. – MICHAEL HENGELSBURG ’91

Dr. Todd Verdun. His classes challenged and encouraged like no other. His dedication to his craft inspired my future plans. – ALEXANDRA BRUECKNER ’11


Dr. John Mark Scott and Dr. Bob Dodge were the first two professors I met over coffee the first day of my freshman year. The friendship that developed among us is still going strong today. – JOSHUA ANDY ’04, PH.D.

Dr. Robbie Iuliucci was and remains to be a positive force in my life and career. He emphasized that, while money is nice, doing what you love and aiding those you teach is more fulfilling. – JACOB HORNICK ’10

Don’t see your mentor here? Go to www.washjeff.edu/magazine for more stories.

Dr. A.B. Lee. His Intersession tour of the Middle East opened my eyes to the wider world and instilled in me a love of travel and culture.


Dr. Sam Fee. I stumbled upon his new media class as an elective and found myself sucked into design work as a hobby during my history career at W&J. – LINDSAY HARLOW ’08

Dr. Bob Dodge taught me how to study— really study—and prepare and outline my thoughts. Before taking his classes, I didn’t know how to analyze and digest information in a meaningful way. – JULIE FOLGER WOOLLEY ’00

MTV documents journey of young alumnus Visit the website for the new MTV reality show, “Chelsea Settles,” and you will find one of its stars, Jarel Settles ’09, described as funny, supportive and opinionated. Chat with any of his classmates from Washington & Jefferson College, and you are likely to hear the same description with the added quality of “determined.” While at W&J, Settles kept it no secret that his dream was to move to Los Angeles and make it in the entertainment industry. With the support of W&J’s Ellis Hyman Internship Award and Magellan Project, Settles took the first step toward his goal when he landed a summer internship with the Universal Music Group. “The internship was everything I imagined, plus more,” the business administration major said. “It made me a part of who I am today, because it taught me to be flexible and adaptable to change.” Today, Settles is back in Los Angeles with his cousin, Chelsea. Their move across the country last winter was documented by television cameras for the highly rated MTV show, which follows Chelsea as she tries to find her way in the fashion industry. Along for the journey, Settles is on hand to offer his support, honesty and laughter. “Moving was full of emotions. I was excited, because I would be in the city I wanted to live in with my best friend and cousin,” Settles said. “However, I was afraid of not being able to accomplish what I sought to do.” While Settles is unsure of what his exact job title will be in 10 or 20 years, he credits the W&J Magellan Project and Office of Career Services with directing him toward his passion. Today, he gives back to W&J as a volunteer and mentor, offering advice to students interested in pursuing an entertainment-related career. “The key is to not get discouraged,” he said. “Sure, you may hear a thousand ‘no’s,’ but you have to keep going after your goal. One door definitely will open if you keep knocking.” – KERRI DIGIOVANNI ’09

Learn what more young alumni like Settles are doing at www.jayconnected.com/gold.





W&J WANTS YOU! 6 WAYS TO GET INVOLVED TODAY Greetings W&J Alumni: On behalf of the Alumni Executive Council, I invite you to become more active in the Washington & Jefferson College community of faculty, staff, students and alumni. It is our top priority at the AEC to enhance alumni relationships within this community, and your participation plays a vital role in making this possible. Through recent AEC initiatives, there are more opportunities than ever to stay connected and get involved in the life of the College, no matter where you are located. Here are just some of the ways you can volunteer:


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Alumni Mentor Program: In just two academic years, this popular program has grown to more than 100 alumni-student pairings. The objective is to enhance student development while providing a meaningful experience for alumni mentors through an exchange of ideas and viewpoints. Reunion Committees: Reunion committees, representing 20th through 50th reunion years, have the important responsibility of recruiting other committee members, participating in reunion meetings and pre-reunion events, and contacting classmates to encourage participation in reunion activities and the reunion gift.

Reach out to an AEC member at www.jayconnected.com/aec.

YOUR ALUMNI ADVOCATES As the management arm of the W&J Alumni Association, the Alumni Executive Council serves as your voice and advocate at W&J. Its 22 members advance alumni interests and implement priorities for alumni communications, programming and services.

Career Guidance: Network with students and help guide them toward a successful career path by partnering with the Office of Career Services. Using the office’s resources, you can promote job opportunities and internships and mentor students in your career field.



Regional Alumni Chapters: Run by volunteers, regional chapters enable W&J alumni to gather informally where they live. Volunteer-driven events like these augment the College-sponsored alumni and parent events. Please consider teaming up with W&J to create a chapter in your area.

John McCague ’76

John Tate ’77, Chair

Alumni Event in a Box: Host your own W&J event with the assistance of the Office of Alumni Relations, which will work with you to help plan, promote and decorate your event. This is a great way to get in touch with old college friends and make new W&J connections.

Janet Golonka ’84, Chair


Jacki Bauer ’85 Dana Devereux ’73

Monthly Networking Dinners: Join students interested in your career field at one of the monthly student and alumni dinners. Dinner conversations often focus on life during and after W&J, including what the College was like when you were a student.

For a complete list of ways to get involved, and to find the opportunity best for you, visit www.jayconnected.com/getinvolved.

Maureen Connolly ’04 Donald Dazen ’79 Kristin Ondecko Ligda ’03 Deborah Slocum ’74

Seth Litman ’91 Bill Meddings ’62 Emily Peters ’03


Susan Storrick Timko ’89

Julie Grebenz Rothbardt ’93, Chair

Jimil Wilson ’00

Drew Chelosky ’97 Rachel Lozosky Friedmann ’01

Warm regards,

Marian Ream ’71 Miles H. Simon ’71 Linda Hunt Wagner ’85

John McCague ’76 Alumni Executive Council President


to a city near you.

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For retired professor, research never ends At age 89, Hans Conrad ’44, Ph.D., is one of the world’s oldest active researchers. “He has been making important discoveries longer than most of his peers have been alive,” wrote Jay Price, staff writer at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. A professor emeritus of materials science and engineering at North Carolina State University, Conrad has been retired since 1993, but he still shows up at the lab every day, writing papers and grant proposals. “It’s what I love to do,” he said. “I would feel at a loss without it.” Among his most recent accomplishments is the publication of a book chapter on how to make soft metals like copper stronger than steel. He also wrote a grant proposal last year to improve the bullet-stopping ceramic plates in body armor worn by U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. This happened just before he won a grant to study improvement techniques for forging metals. With more than 450 scientific papers to his credit, Conrad is being honored as the 2012 recipient of a gold medal from ASM International. The medal, given to a scientist each year since 1943, honors his contributions to the teaching, research and administration of materials science and engineering.

Professor emeritus at North Carolina State University, Hans Conrad continues to be recognized for his research long after his retirement.

German-born Conrad enrolled at Washington & Jefferson College in 1940, participating in a pre-engineering program before completing his bachelor’s in metallurgical engineering at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. His career began during World War II when, working for Alcoa, he helped develop an aluminum alloy for use in aircraft that is still used in the aerospace industry today. While he has dedicated most of his career to the study of metals, he recently began exploring the field of ceramics, publishing papers that could revolutionize the industry. When asked how long his research will continue, Conrad told The News & Observer, “Every time you answer one question, you open up 10 other questions. It could take the rest of my life.”



E. Lee North released his 14th book, titled, “Run, Run, Run! The 1941 Diary of a Deaf Long Island Teenager.” A longtime fan and historian of Presidents football, North also authored, “Battling the Indians, Panthers, and Nittany Lions: The Story of Washington & Jefferson College’s First Century of Football, 1890-1990.”

Miles Durfey retired as clerk of the Ohio Court of Claims after 54 years of service to the state. His tenure spanned 10 presidents, nine Ohio governors and seven state chief justices. Beginning his government career in 1956, he joined the Ohio Air National Guard, earning two stars and the rank of major general. He then held various government legal jobs until being appointed to his former position in 1987. In retirement, Durfey and his wife, Eleanor, plan to spend time with their children and grandchildren.

1948 Learned “Dag” Bulman had the library and archives at the Morris County Historical Society in New Jersey named in his honor to thank him for 25 years of volunteer service. The archives in W&J’s U. Grant Miller Library also are named in honor of Bulman. The Learned T. Bulman ’48 Historic Archives and Museum houses items related to the College’s history as well as a large collection of manuscripts and other materials related to U.S. history in the 18th and 19th centuries.

1959 Ronald V. Pellegrini, M.D., joined the Ed Dardanell Heart and Vascular Center at Forbes Regional Hospital in Pittsburgh. Previously, he was chief of adult cardiac surgery at UPMC Passavant.

Michael R. Zimmerman, Ph.D., was invited as a visiting professor at the University of Manchester’s KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology. He is collaborating on a joint project between the KNH Centre and Natural History Museum in London titled, “Sir Grafton Elliot Smith and the Archaeological Survey of Nubia: Their Significance to the Palaeopathological Tradition.” Zimmerman is an adjunct professor of anthropology and a consulting scholar at the Pennsylvania University Museum and an adjunct professor of biology at Villanova University.

’59 Ronald Pellegrini, M.D., joined the Ed Dardanell Heart and Vascular Center at Forbes Regional Hospital in Pittsburgh.




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Religious leader at Harvard honored with portrait Joining an esteemed club of Harvard Divinity School’s most inspirational leaders is Rev. Preston N. Williams ’48, whose portrait now adorns a wall in the Braun Room at the University’s Andover Hall. The portrait of Williams is part of the Harvard Foundation Portraiture Project, which aims to reflect the diversity of individuals who have served Harvard for at least a quarter century. As the Houghton Research Professor of Theology and Contemporary Change Emeritus, Williams has dedicated his 40-year career at Harvard to the study and teaching of Christian ethics, particularly as it relates to the African-American religious experience. Williams was pleased that the unveiling closely coincided with the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial and anniversary of the historic 1963 civil rights march on Washington, D.C. The ceremony also fell on the birthday of Williams’ father, who was born nearly 125 years earlier in South Carolina. He said that his parents, who “mightily struggled under segregation and discrimination to create opportunities for their sons and their grandchildren,” would be “very appreciative” of this honor. Williams, who received his bachelor’s degree from Washington & Jefferson College, chose to enroll at the College after turning down a competitive scholarship to attend any school in Allegheny County.


Rev. Preston Williams unwraps his portrait during a dedication ceremony at Harvard Divinity School.

“The College did fulfill my hope for a good liberal arts education and served as good preparation for my academic ministry,” said Williams, who remembered W&J as “a constantly changing campus” during World War II and the years that followed. A graduate student at Harvard Divinity School, Dave Woessner ’02 represented W&J at the unveiling ceremony in August. “Rev. Williams’ work—developing and detailing the ethical framework of the civil rights movement and Dr. King’s commitment to non-violent social change—exemplifies the highest values to which W&J aspires,” he said.

Perspectives,” was published by Oxford University Press in 2011. Vandall also published “The Policy Debate Surrounding Gun Litigation in the United States,” and was invited to be a Fellow with the American Bar Association. He has been a professor at Emory University Law School for more than 40 years and specializes in torts and products liability.

1965 Jon Adler and his wife, Carol, along with Jim Lynn ’59 and his wife, Pat, took a cruise and spent several days in St. Petersburg, Russia. The group is pictured in front of the State Hermitage Museum.

1964 Charles K. Bens is a speaker for Vistage International, the world’s largest network of chief executive officers. Specializing in nutritional medicine, he released his first online nutrition program titled, “Food as Medicine: How to Prevent and Reverse Chronic Disease with Nutrition.” Frank J. Vandall’s book, “A History of Civil Litigation: Political and Economic



Conway A. Jeffress, president of Schoolcraft College, was reappointed to the Midwestern Higher Education Compact to serve as chair of the Compact’s Policy and Research Committee. In this role, Jeffress will be involved in maximizing and enhancing the educational opportunities for the citizens of Michigan.

1966 Richard Ulevitch, Ph.D., joined Pulmatrix’s scientific advisory board to help advance the

company’s research and clinical studies. For nearly three decades, Ulevitch has performed research to understand the role of the immune system in human disease.

1968 Richard T. Clark, retired chairman of Merck & Co. Inc., was named the new chairman for Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere). Clark has played a leading role in shaping the vision of Project HOPE, which is to address health crises that are threatening the future prosperity and development of societies worldwide. Clark is a member of the W&J Board of Trustees.

’68 Richard T. Clark is the new chairman for Project HOPE.

Breast cancer pioneer honored with Pink Ribbon Award A leader in breast cancer research and treatment, Thomas G. Frazier ’64, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the recipient of the Pink Ribbon Award from the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC). The award, presented to Frazier at the PBCC Conference in October, honors outstanding leadership in breast cancer research, education, treatment and advocacy. “Dr. Frazier’s scientific curiosity and cutting-edge research interests make him a valuable asset to his patients and professional colleagues, and an ideal candidate for the PBCC Pink Ribbon Award,” Pat Halpin-Murphy, president and founder of the PBCC, said. Frazier is credited with performing the first immediate breast reconstruction and the first partial breast irradiation in the Philadelphia region, as well as pioneering innovative biopsy techniques. As medical director of the Comprehensive Breast Center at Main Line Health Bryn Mawr, Frazier oversees all clinical and research activities and provides leadership for programming initiatives. He also is a principal investigator and board member for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, a clinical trials cooperative group dedicated to changing the way breast and colorectal cancers are treated and prevented.

1969 Robert G. Walker continues an active retirement in St. Petersburg, Fla., by writing and traveling. He co-edited “Swiftly Sterneward: Studies in Laurence Sterne and His Times,” published in 2011 by the University of Delaware Press. He visited Holland and Belgium in May and Puerto Rico in August. He also became a big brother in the Big Brother/Big Sister program.

1971 John Sydnor Hastings and his wife, Teresa, own and operate two resort retail stores in Fenwick Island, Del. They have spent the last 35 years traveling the world and importing handmade clothing and jewelry. Hastings writes, “Life is good.” John Jamison II and his wife, Suzanne “Sukey” Rogers Jamison, were featured in an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette titled, “A newsmaker you should know: Farmer offers top-quality lamb.” The Jamisons have raised lambs free of hormones, antibiotics, herbicides and insecticides for 30 years, supplying to top restaurants across the nation. Amy Martin, reflecting on fond college memories, writes, “This U.S. Navy WWII nurse thrived on all the challenges and thank yous for her experiences at W&J. Now, at almost 87 years old, I have many W&J stories to tell my retirement home neighbors.” Randall S. Peffer’s novel, “Provincetown Follies, Bangkok Blues,” is a Lambda Award finalist. The screenplay for the novel, the first

Thomas Frazier receives the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition’s Pink Ribbon Award from Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett (left) and PBCC President and Founder Pat Halpin-Murphy (right).

in his Cape Island Mystery series, is under agreement with Tripod Entertainment. His most recent novel, “Screams & Whispers,” was released in July 2011 and concluded the trilogy that began with “Provincetown Follies.”

1972 Ed Culbertson is an assistant professor of chemistry at North Greenville University, S.C. He also serves as chairman for the Department of Chemistry.

1975 Rand Joseph is a senior producer for the event operations group at ESPN. In this role, he is responsible for the technical and operational supervision of production events such as X Games, college football bowl games and Gameday. Previously, Joseph was a manager of studio system operations at ABC, where he worked for 15 years. During that time, he also was a technical manager for ABC Sports and ESPN.

’75 Rand Joseph is a senior producer for the event operations group at ESPN. Tom Squitieri has been elected to the Board of Governors for the Overseas Press Club of America to serve a two-year term. The

organization has honored Squitieri with three awards for his reporting from Thailand, Haiti, Bosnia and Burundi. For more on Squitieri, turn to page 12.

1976 Martin S. Levine, D.O., was elected the 115th president of the American Osteopathic Association. He has private practices in Bayonne and Jersey City, N.J. He also serves as the associate dean for educational development at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City as well as the discipline chief of family medicine and associate professor of clinical family medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine’s New Jersey Clinical Campus in Newark. His patient-centered approach has earned Levine a place on the Best Doctor listing by New York magazine every year since 1999, and the Best Doctor honor in New Jersey Monthly magazine’s listing four times, including 2010.

’76 Martin S. Levine, D.O., was elected the 115th president of the American Osteopathic Association. WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE



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1977 Keith Ghezzi, M.D., was named interim CEO of West Penn Allegheny, a six-hospital system based in Pittsburgh. Prior to this position, he worked for the health system management firm Alvarez & Marsal in Washington, D.C., and served as the interim CEO of Forum Health, a three-hospital system based in Youngstown, Ohio. Ghezzi is a member of the W&J Board of Trustees.

’77 Keith Ghezzi, M.D., was named interim CEO of West Penn Allegheny in Pittsburgh.

1978 Mike Myers celebrated the 20th anniversary of the City of Austin’s Green Building Program, which is a program he created and managed. This program encourages Central Texans to design and construct more sustainable homes and buildings.

1979 Lisa Crunick was featured in “The Working Chronicles,” a news blog that profiles

professionals representing a variety of ages and disciplines to capture an intimate look at work in 21st century America. The owner of “Helping You Change Your Mind,” Crunick works as a counselor and hypnotherapist in Seattle. Ralph A. Finizio has been named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in the state for 2011. A partner for Pepper Hamilton LLP, Finizio practices commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction-related claims.

1980 Mary Ann Petro has become a board-certified chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains. She works as a chaplain at the Hospice of Lancaster County.

1981 Richard J. Burnheimer is vice president of risk management and environmental, health and safety at RF CHECK, Inc., where he also serves as the interim chief financial officer. He has been a featured speaker on the impacts of radio frequency radiation risks from wireless transmission sites at national and international conferences. He also has articles published in Risk Management magazine, the National Law Review, and Professional Roofing magazine. Brunheimer and his family reside in Broadlands, Va.

1982 Kevin A. Ohlson has been nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He currently serves as the Chief of the Professional Misconduct Review Unit in the Department of Justice. Previously, he was Chief of Staff and Counselor to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. A former officer in the U.S. Army, Ohlson served as a judge advocate and a paratrooper. He was awarded the Bronze Star in 1990 for his service during the Persian Gulf War.

’82 Kevin Ohlson has been nominated to serve as Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

1983 Col. Jan Killmeyer Demartini has served on active duty at Fort Dix, N.J., for the past three years. She serves as the chief of current operation in the enterprise solutions branch for the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Va.

W&J honors food industry leader as Entrepreneur of the Year A visionary investor in the quick-service restaurant and casual-dining industries, Robert M. Beavers Jr. ’65 was named a 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year by Washington & Jefferson College at its 25th annual ceremony in November. Beavers is the founder, chairman and CEO of Beavers Holdings, LLC, a holding business comprised of nine companies which he has acquired or developed since 1999. His first acquisition was a leveraged buyout of Fresh Start Bakeries, a group of 14 bakeries that provides goods to McDonald’s restaurants across four continents. Starting his career at McDonald’s, Beavers rose from a part-time crew member to a regional manager, responsible for several thousand restaurants exceeding $5 billion in annual sales. He later was named a senior vice president, becoming the highest-ranking African-American at one of the world’s leading food-service retailers. “W&J is proud to recognize Bob Beavers for his creative vision, his commitment to bringing people together to create success, and his many years of helping young companies grow into major businesses,” President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D., said. Beavers, who attended Washington & Jefferson College before earning his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, credits W&J for helping to launch his entrepreneurial career. “My time here at W&J was really the first step for me and my adult career,” he said during his acceptance speech. “The experience that



W&J Entrepreneurs of the Year Robert Beavers (left) and Lalit Chordia (right) are congratulated by President Tori Haring-Smith and program founder Joseph Hardy (center).

I had here told me to be committed and that if you had a passion for what you’re doing, then you’ll be successful.” Beavers was joined by fellow award recipient Lalit Chordia, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Thar Technologies in Pittsburgh. W&J established its Entrepreneurial Studies Program in 1986 with the support of Joseph Hardy III, founder of 84 Lumber Co. and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Presidents embark on Kenyan safari Vin Lawrence, Ph.D., professor emeritus of biology at Washington & Jefferson College, took a group of adventurous alumni and friends on a Kenyan safari in July. The participants had the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitats, including cheetahs, elephants, giraffes and zebras, and to spend time with the semi-nomadic Maasai and Samburu people. “We were thrilled that W&J would offer such a high-caliber, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to its alumni and family,” Julie Dickinson, a participant in the trip, said. “The experience was indescribable.” Alumni trips are planned and administrated by W&J faculty members and promoted by the Office of Alumni Relations. “While many colleges and universities contract their alumni trips to travel agencies, W&J consistently promotes and supports its ‘homegrown’ alumni travel experiences,” Lawrence said. “They typically evolve from Intersession courses abroad and are repeatedly rated by participants as among their favorite trips.” For a list of trips being offered, visit www.jayconnected.com/alumnitravel.

1984 Denise von Hermann, Ph.D., has been named the new Provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Southern Mississippi. During her 14 years at the university, she has served as the University’s dean of the College of Arts and Letters, as well as a professor of political science. Joseph H. Sproul III and Karen Thieroff Sproul ’86 celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, as well as the graduation of their oldest child from college and their youngest child’s departure to college. The Sprouls write, “This has been an exciting year.”

1985 Steve Lichtman and his 1963 Studebaker Cruiser were featured in the September 2011 issue of Turning Wheels magazine, the monthly publication of the Studebaker Drivers Club. Included in the magazine was a picture of Lichtman’s first car in front of W&J’s Old Main towers, which was taken during his 25th class reunion in 2010.

1986 Susan Mondik Key, an elder attorney with Peacock Keller in Washington, Pa., served as an

elder law issues speaker at a community center in California, Pa. She also participated in a scholarship presentation in the Chartiers-Houston and Washington School Districts. Her practice focuses on estate planning and administration and estate litigation. Brian Long received the Chairman’s Award from the Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania. Long is president of Steubert & Associates, a regional insurance brokerage firm, which has been the presenting sponsor of the association’s largest annual fundraiser, the Annual Summer Festival. Richard J. Savarino, M.D., was promoted to rank of captain in the U.S. Navy. He is stationed at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Fla., where he is the department head of orthopedic surgery.

1987 Rose M. Baker was a co-editor for the International Journal of Vocational Education & Training. She is an assistant professor of education in the Workforce Education and Development program at Pennsylvania State University, where she also works as a research associate in the Associate Dean’s Office for Research, Outreach and Technology. Edward P. Wojnaroski Jr. authored a chapter in the book, “The American Bar Association (ABA) Practical Guide to Estate Planning.” The

Alumni visit Makalia Falls at Lake Nakuru National Park during a Kenyan safari. Participants, pictured with their tour guides from left, are: Terrie Baranek ’83, Julie Dickinson, Janna Baker Rogers ’00, Brooke Elias ’77, Mike Kennedy, Stan Myers, Maureen Myers, Betty Lawrence, Vin Lawrence, Gina Micarelli ’82, Brian Eberts ’82 and Ana Eberts.

chapter is titled, “Private Annuities and SelfCancelling Installment Notes.” Edward is a member of the Williams Coulson law firm in Pittsburgh. Steve Woratyla, M.D., is a vascular surgeon with Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lancaster, Pa.

1988 Jay Clayton is the chief financial officer at Douglas Education Center in Monessen, Pa. He is responsible for the development and execution of the career school’s financial growth strategy, as well as overseeing its accounting, internal reporting and business development strategies.

1991 David Zimsky is the project manager for the Canonsburg, Pa., office of Wallace & Pancher, Inc., an engineering-environmental consulting firm. He is responsible for managing and participating in public, government and industrial sector projects.

1992 Darin M. Trelka, M.D., Ph.D., is the chief medical examiner in Broward County’s medical examiner and trauma services division in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He oversees the division’s investigation of all violent, suspicious, unnatural and unattended deaths and performs drug and poison tests for police and health departments. Trelka also presented the 2011 Dieter-Porter Medical Lecture, “Forensic Investigation: From the Crime Scene to the Courtroom,” at W&J during Homecoming in October. WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE



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1995 Michael K. Brooder was named partner-in-charge of Marcum LLP’s Hartford, Conn., office. He joined the firm in 1999.

1997 Lee Funk was one of nine individuals honored with the 38th National Inventor of the Year Award from the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation. Funk was part of a team at Pfizer that discovered a new molecule used to treat non-small cell lung cancer. It has been developed into the drug Xalkori, generically known as crizotinib, which, in clinical trials, appeared to extend patients’ lives. He is now a lead scientist with Mylan Pharmaceuticals.

’97 Lee Funk received the National Inventor of the Year Award for his work with Pfizer.

Maj. Adrian Spevak earned his master’s degree in public administration from Kansas University. He writes, “I am getting ready to go back to Afghanistan to support 1st Cavalry Division in Bagram.” Philip Steigner is a partner at Aronson LLC. He specializes in complex financial reporting, including mergers and acquisitions, consolidations, foreign entity transactions, joint ventures, income taxes and ESOPs for government contracting clients.

1998 Ryan Berley, owner of The Franklin Fountain in Philadelphia, was featured on the front page of the The New York Times dining section in a July 6 article titled, “For Soda, the Genie Is Out of the Bottle.” Berley and his brother, Eric, opened the old-fashioned ice cream and soda parlor in 2004. Cara Harbison Raboanarielina earned her doctorate of philosophy in rural sociology and human dimensions of natural resources and the environment from Pennsylvania State University in August. She defended her thesis titled, “Community Perspectives on Conservation, Forest Livelihoods, and Social Well-Being in Zahamena National Park, Madagascar.” She works as a social scientist an Africa Rice Center in Cotonou, Benin, in West Africa.

’98 Cara Raboanarielina works as a social scientist at Africa Rice Center in Benin, West Africa. Dave Spires is an assistant men’s basketball coach for Mount Union High School. For 12 years, he served as an assistant boys’ basketball coach at Boardman High School and as a representative for Pfizer. The Boardman, Ohio, native was a four-year letter-winner and two-time team captain at W&J, where he led the Presidents in rebounding for two seasons on his way to All-PAC Second Team honors.

1999 Nathan Frank III published his article, “Rallying Behind At-Risk Freshmen,” in the April 2011 issue of Educational Leadership.

2001 Nicole Bosley Bednarski was inducted into the fourth class of the Charleroi All-Sports Hall of Fame, as well as into the 13th class of W&J’s Athletic Hall of Fame. A star soccer player in high school, she scored 117 career goals, and at

Human resources executive honored for innovative leadership Human resources executive Frances Smith Rohrich ’85 received the Maurice C. Waltersdorf Award for Innovative Leadership from Washington & Jefferson College in December. Rohrich has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of human resources, training and development, and retail banking for PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. She also serves as a senior leader in talent acquisition, supporting corporate and institutional banking and asset management. “Frances has an extraordinary talent for bringing the right people together,” President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D., said. “There is no question, Frances always has pushed herself.” A triple major in business, psychology and sociology at W&J, Rohrich credits much of her success to the support of others, including dedicated members of the College community. “W&J provided me a rich tapestry of knowledge and people who sparked my curiosity,” she said. “The professors and administrators really treat you like people and not just students. They are interested in what you bring to the table.” The Waltersdorf Award recognizes outstanding W&J alumni who attain a high level of achievement and exemplify the spirit and leadership qualities manifested by Dr. Maurice C. Waltersdorf, who served as a professor and chairman of economics for 32 years.



Waltersdorf Award honoree Frances Smith Rohrich (center) is congratulated by 2009 scholarship recipient Carley Riggin and 2010 award recipient Gerald Morosco.

W&J, she scored 61 career goals with 35 assists for a total of 157 points. For more on Bednarski, turn to page 19. Chad Jampedro was featured as National Mortgage Professional magazine’s “Person of the Month.” He is the managing vice president of GSF Mortgage Corp. Rachel Lozosky Friedmann of Peacock Keller in Washington, Pa., educated local high school students through her position as president of the Washington County chapter of Zonta International. She led a program presented by the Washington County Bar Association titled, “Turning 18: Legal Issues in the Real World.” For more on Friedmann, turn to page 14. Amanda Wargo graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law and accepted a position clerking for the Montgomery County District Court Judges in Rockville, Md.

2002 Joshua Jeffries earned his master’s degree in business administration from the Smith School of Business at The University of Maryland. Gina Marchando, Ph.D., received her doctorate in marriage and family therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She created the first online systemic program for non-traumatized, non-abused partners of childhood trauma and abuse survivors. In 2008, she founded her private practice, The Center for Cre8tive Consciousness, in Dania Beach, Fla. Capt. Christopher Steighner earned his master’s degree in business administration from Wake Forest University and accepted a position as a manager with Wipro Consulting Services in New York City. He also has been temporarily recalled to active duty for the U.S. Army Reserve and has been posted as a senior instructor at the NATO Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, for one year.

2003 Andre J. Barnabei received the Human Resource Leadership Award from Pittsburgh Business Times. The vice president of human resources at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, he previously worked at Mountaineer Gaming and Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Chester, W.Va.

’03 Andre J. Barnabei, a casino executive, was honored as a top human resources leader in the Pittsburgh region.

PRESIDENT SPOTTING A group of W&J alumni from the ’90s enjoyed a mini-reunion in July at the Ragner Relay Northwest Passage. Connected through Facebook, team “Blister in the Sun” included Kraig Shaulis ’90, Dawn Traverso ’92, Kelly Kimberland ’91, Sean McLaughlin ’91 and Elaine Brown Rayski ’93. The team ran 187 miles during a two-day period; starting near the border of Canada and ending at Whidbey Island, Wash. “We picked up right where we left off over 20 years ago,” Kimberland said. “We laughed and reminisced about our W&J days together. It goes without saying that W&J gave us friendships that have lasted a lifetime.” Shaulis added, “I think it speaks to the fact that W&J is about so much more than a classroom education.”

Gina Bernardo, Ph.D., defended her doctoral dissertation titled, “Discerning the role of FOXA1 in mammary gland development and breast cancer.” She is a postdoctoral scholar in the department of pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Kristin Ondecko Ligda is a clinical instructor of anesthesiology at UPMC Mercy Hospital after graduating from anesthesiology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Elected to the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiology, she will serve on the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Leadership Cabinet. For more on Ligda, turn to page 23. Jessica Sweitzer is an assistant director of housing and residence life at La Roche College in Pittsburgh.

2004 Joshua C. Andy, Ph.D., defended his doctoral dissertation titled, “Politics and the Soviet Army: Civil-Military Relations in the Khrushchev Era, 1953–1964.” He was awarded his doctorate degree from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham, U.K.

2005 Sean Biancaniello is a math teacher at Chartiers Valley Middle School and High School. Prior, he taught middle school math in the Duquesne City and Penn Hills School Districts. Cassandra Nicastro is a medical director for a medical communications company in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.

2006 Christopher Thomas Edwards, M.D., received his medical degree from the Penn State Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine. While there, he was active in the Orthopaedic Interest Group and created the orthopaedic department’s first quarterly newsletter. A member of Alpha Omega Alpha, he was honored with the Edwards P. Schwentker Outstanding Orthopaedic Student Scholarship. He is pursuing a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Lakia Gordon wrote a book titled, “The Truth About Ugly Women: I Want Beauty Within.” She is an entrepreneur, educator and advocate for individuals with disabilities. As an educational specialist, she has taught at Hampton University and collaborated with local government groups, churches and schools to present workshops and seminars on building self-esteem.

2007 Steve Berk is the organization director for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation in Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties. In this role, Berk acts as a liaison between the county and state bureaus and will assist in the implementation of programs to strengthen the organization and enhance its member services. Previously, he served two years in Paraguay as an agricultural extensionist for the U.S. Peace Corps. David Ryan Bunting is in his third year of teaching fifth grade at Washington Park Elementary School in Washington, Pa. He also is an adjunct professor in the education department at W&J.




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Young director premieres film at Sundance Actor, writer and producer Hollis Zemany McLachlan ’06 reached a career goal in January when her autobiographic film, “Pie Head: A Kinda’ True Story,” premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. “Pie Head” is a comedic look at McLachlan’s explorations after her graduation from Washington & Jefferson College. Leaving her home in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, McLachlan traveled to Los Angeles in pursuit of an acting career and spent three years as a special education teacher at an inner-city public school. Reflecting on her teaching experience and her family’s connection to autism, McLachlan saw the need for increased awareness about individuals with disabilities and special needs. “The majority of people in the world do not understand differences in disabilities,” she said. “There’s a lot to be learned.” To be what she called “a true equal opportunity employer,” McLachlan hired a diverse group of actors for the movie, including many with disabilities. “Acting isn’t about having the physical requirements, but about delivering the best performance,” she said in an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Bethany Almquist Edwards received her medical degree from the Penn State Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine. While there, she was involved with organizations like LionCare, the student-run underserved clinic, and the Student Pediatric Society. She was honored with the Medical Student Research Thomas L. Leaman Awards. Edwards is pursuing a residency in family medicine at UPMC St. Margaret. Adrienne Cannella McBride earned a master’s of science degree in education from Duquesne University in May. Valarie L. Orzechowski received her master’s degree in educational psychology from Edinboro University in May.

2008 Abby Louise Davis received her master’s degree in reading from Edinboro University in May.

2009 Andrew C. Heisler is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School and the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School. He is stationed in Norfolk, Va., as a supply officer.



Returning to the place where her passion for directing started, the former theater major filmed part of the movie at W&J. Candy DeBerry, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, remembers having McLachlan in her freshman forum class. “She remains one of my very favorite students,” DeBerry said. McLachlan hopes that many will be able to relate to her film’s overall message, which she explains is about more than her experience as a teacher. “‘Pie Head’ is not just a story about a girl who moved to L.A.,” she told the Post-Gazette. “It is about how you pick yourself up when things are looking bleak and how you can help yourself attain your goals.”

Brett Tunno, a doctoral student at University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, won a student poster competition at the 2011 International Society of Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona, Spain. His research poster was titled “Understanding Intra-Neighborhood Patterns in Particulate Air Pollution Using Mobile Motoring in Braddock, Pa.”

2010 Emily Cerrone won the National Association of Campus Activities Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award for the Mid-Atlantic region in October. She is pursuing a master’s of fine arts in creative writing at Chatham University. Walter Coury was named one of Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The individuals selected represent 50 of the city’s most accomplished men and women who are committed to raising money for the Foundation. Together, the award recipients raised $247,000. A financial adviser at Merrill Lynch, Coury volunteered for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Washington Women’s Shelter as a student at W&J.

’10 Walter Coury was named one of Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Matthew M. Seefeld is awaiting a training class to begin a position with the U.S. government.

“Pie Head,” a film directed by Hollis Zemany McLachlan, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.


2001 Rachel Lozosky and John Friedmann ’02 were married Sept. 20, 2008, at St. Michael Archangel Church in Fredericktown, Pa. A reception followed at the George Washington Hotel in Washington, Pa. The wedding party included matron of honor Lesley Yerkish Stofko ’94; bridesmaids Lisa Leach Nicholson, Kathy Elchin and Emily McGuire Lozosky ’04; groomsmen Jonathan Lozosky ’05, Jordan Lozosky ’07, Brandon Cooper and Jonathan Flickinger ’05. The couple honeymooned in Negril, Jamaica. Residing in Bentleyville, Pa., Rachel is an attorney with Peacock Keller in Washington and John is assistant district attorney in Greene County.

2002 Jason Sedlemeyer and Ashlee M. Pompa ’04 were married Oct. 4, 2007, on the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Members of the wedding party and those in attendance included Joseph

Concannon, Angela Sedlemeyer Lusk ’00, Matthew Lusk ’00, Christina Beam Morascyzk ’03, Joseph Morascyzk ’01, Jarod Stragand and Jeremy Stragand. The couple resides in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.

2003 Lindsey Bennett and Matthew Daniello were married Aug. 20, 2011, in Ocean City, N.J. Becky Lukach and Marcus Macino were married July 2, 2011, at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown, Pa. The wedding party included alumni Jennifer Long, Michael Lukach ’07 and Melissa Morhack Nicula. The couple honeymooned in Rivera Maya, Mexico, and they reside in Canonsburg, Pa.

2006 Bethany Henry and Sameer Adhikari were married Jan. 14, 2011, in Carlisle, Pa. Bethany received her master’s degree from Temple University in May 2010. She is a family service coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association in Harrisburg, Pa.

2007 Samantha Abbott and Tyler Raspat ’08 were married June 25, 2011, at St. Therese of Lisieux Church in Munhall, Pa. A reception followed at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Pittsburgh. The wedding party included alumni Bryce Kiser ’08, Chrissy Fox and Steve Woltman ’08. The couple resides in Pittsburgh. Adrienne Cannella and James McBride were married May, 22, 2010, at Saint Paul Cathedral in Oakland, Pa. The bridal party included brother of the bride Alan Cannella ’09, maid of honor Trudie Homonai ’08 and Brittany Basilone. Danielle M. King and John Patrick Astfalk III were married Oct. 9, 2010, at St. Barbara Roman Catholic Church in Bridgeville, Pa. A

reception followed at the Radisson in Greentree. The bridal party included matron of honor Lisa Teitelbaum Carr; maid of honor Katy Tanski; bridesmaids Jacqueline Bytnar ’10 and Ellen Anderson ’08; best man Warren Stowe; and groomsmen Jon “J.D.” Bonfield, Ryan Callahan and Brian Witkovitz. The couple honeymooned in St. John, USVI. Mary Rae Walton and Derek Rocco were married June 11, 2011, at St. Benedict in Greensburg, Pa. Cori Bloom ’05 was a member of the bridal party. Alumni in attendance included Christine Briski Chilcott, Chris Hickey, Travis Hawes and Michelle Orndoff ’06. Ed Cochran and Donna Gruhalla of the protection services office also attended.

2008 Lauren Collins married Ryan Sloan Sept. 25, 2010. Alumni in attendance included maid of honor Lindsay Shook and Mike Navari ’11.

2009 Jessica Cooper and James Miller were married May 29, 2011, at Lingrow Farm in Leechburg, Pa. The couple met while Jessica was studying abroad at St. Mary’s University College in England. James then spent the 2008–09 school year studying at W&J. Members of the bridal party included Adam Ivusich ’12 and Sean Jericho ’12. The couple honeymooned in St. Thomas, USVI, and resides in St. Michael, Pa.


1994 Tina Tuminella and her husband, David DeLong, announce the birth of their son, Theodore Roger, born Sept. 7, 2011. Tina writes, “He weighed 8

lbs. and 3 oz. Three months later, our ‘moose’ is nearing 16 lbs. He clearly inherited the ‘great appetite’ gene from both parents.”

1997 Ron Bodnar and his wife, Kristy, announce the birth of their second son, Mason, born July 5, 2011. He was welcomed by big brother Carson (2). Drew Chelosky and his wife, Erin, announce the birth of their daughter, Molly Rae, born Sept. 2, 2011. She was welcomed by big sister Caroline.

1998 Christine Buono Harrison announces the birth of her daughter, Avery Hope, born Aug. 21, 2011.

2000 Michelle Novak Couture and Christopher Couture ’04 welcomed their fourth child, Christopher Samuel, born April 24, 2010. Christopher joins siblings Olivia, Mia Bella and Ava. Chris works in the engineering department at FedEx and Michelle is enjoying her life as a mom. She writes, “We just bought a 21-acre horse farm in Washington, Pa., and are looking forward to raising our children there.” Kelly Marie Dzumela George and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of their second daughter, Ella Caroline, born June 29, 2011. She joins big sister Madeline Marie (4). Autum Foster Kissinger and John Kissinger ’02 welcomed daughter, Graysen Elise, born October 29, 2010.

2001 Kristen Yukish Lewis and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of their second son, Jonah Bradley, born Aug. 26, 2010. He joins big brother Hayden Michael (3).




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Jennifer Baumgartel Zangardi and her husband, Alfonso, welcomed twins, Lorenzo Joseph and Rita Marie, born Jan. 27, 2011. They join big brother Dominick (3). The twins are grandchildren of Ira Baumgartel ’73.

2003 Cortney DiGiovanni Capo and her husband, Johnny, announce the birth of their first child, Liliana Elisabeth, born July 5, 2011. Jordan Genis and his wife, Melissa, announce the birth of their first daughter, Alyssa Jordan, born Feb. 11, 2011. Wendi Jackson Leas and her husband, Chris, announce the birth of their second child, Riley Lynn, born March 15, 2011. She is welcomed by big sister Reagan (4).

2004 Kari Sievers Broze and her husband, Ryan, announce the birth of their son, Rowan Thomas, born Aug. 2, 2011. Rowan joins big sister Madelyne (2). Emily McGuire Lozosky and her husband, Johnathan Lozosky ’05, announce the birth of their first daughter, Eliza Annsley, born April 12, 2011. She is welcomed by uncles Jordan Lozosky ’07 and John Lozosky ’02 and aunt Rachel Lozosky Friedmann ’01.

2006 Ashley Savage Derr and her husband, Gabriel, announce the birth of their second daughter, Theresa Lin, born April 10, 2011. Theresa Lin joins big sister Amalie (2). Amanda Stanonik McGuinness and her husband, Scott, sports information director at W&J, welcomed their first son, Colman Scott, born July 1, 2011.



IN MEMORIAM H. Kenneth Gehr ’42, Jeannette, Pa., died May 19, 2011, at the age of 90. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a naval officer in the Amphibious Forces Pacific Area and attended Columbia University Midshipman School. After the service, he became an insurance and real estate broker and a partner with Shrader and Gehr. Mr. Gehr was president of numerous organizations, including the Jeannette Rotary Club, where he was a 50-year member and Paul Harris Fellow. He also served on the W&J advisory board. James W. Hepplewhite III ’43, M.D., Urbandale, Iowa, died May 24, 2011, at the age of 89. Dedicated to helping others, Dr. Hepplewhite practiced medicine for most of his life in Des Moines, originally as an anesthesiologist at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Later, he performed disability determinations for the Social Security Administration. Dr. Hepplewhite was a board member for the Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind and Print Handicapped. He also was a medical officer in the U.S. 82nd Airborne Infantry during the Korean Conflict. Paul P. Marinak ’44, Camp Hill, Pa., died July 17, 2011, at the age of 90. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and later worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp., where he was employed for 37 years before retiring as an assistant superintendent of the control department. Revisiting his quarterback days with the W&J Presidents, Mr. Marinak was a high school football official for two decades and a member of the Capital Area Chapter of the PIAA Football Officials Hall of Fame Roll. William W. Stuart ’44, East Palatka, Fla., died June 11, 2011, at the age of 88. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a navigator on the ship Mizar, where he carried steaks and vegetables to the troops in the South Pacific. During his lifetime, Mr. Stuart held management positions with West Virginia Pulp and Paper in Charleston, S.C., Hudson Pulp and Paper in Palatka, Fla., and Ponderosa Paper Company in Flagstaff, Ariz. He also formed a plastics distributorship called FMS that he managed until he sold the company in 1987 and returned to Palatka. Robert Lloyd Bell ’45, M.D., Coatesville, Pa., died August 17, 2011, at the age of 87. He was assigned to the U.S. Army Hospital in Munich, Germany, before joining the 361st Army Reserve General Hospital. Board certified in neurosurgery, he served as an associate professor at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He later became a neurosurgeon with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Wadsworth, Kan., and transferred to Coatesville, where he served with the U.S. Army Reserves until he retired as a colonel in 1974. Later, Dr. Bell opened a neurosurgery clinic in Chester County, Pa., where he served on the staffs of

Chester County, Brandywine and Paoli Hospitals. Dr. Bell helped found the American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM), and served as a past president. He authored 19 publications on neurosurgery and nuclear medicine and received numerous awards for his work, including the ACNM Gold Medal, the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation’s Legion of Honor, and the Harvey Cushing Society’s Silver Stick Award.

’45 Neurosurgeon Robert Lloyd Bell helped found the American College of Nuclear Medicine. Theodore M. Slabey ’45, Mansfield, Pa., died Sept. 22, 2011, at the age of 87. Commissioned as an ensign by the U.S. Navy, he commanded a landing ship tank in the Pacific during WWII. He also spent a year in Antarctica with the Seabees as part of Operation Deep Freeze, served as an executive officer on two destroyers, and was stationed at the Pentagon during the Bay of Pigs incident. Serving on active duty for more than 20 years, he retired in 1965 at the rank of lieutenant commander. After his military career, Mr. Slabey earned a master’s of science from Lehigh University. He founded the computer science department at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., and founded degree programs in computer science and business administration at Mansfield University, where he taught until his retirement in 1988.

’45 Theodore M. Slabey started computer science programs at Washington College and Mansfield University. Capt. Joseph H. Cheshure ’46, Arden Ct., Pa., died June 21, 2011, at the age of 87. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and later received his Navy Supply Corps commission, retiring from the U.S. Navy as a captain. After the military, Capt. Cheshure served as business manager, treasurer and dean of administration at Huntington College in Montgomery, Ala. In 1985, he was designated as a recruiting assistance program officer, becoming the first retired officer in the Navy to serve in this capacity. Capt. Cheshure was awarded the Navy Meritorious Public Service Award. Ralph A. Nicholas Jr. ’46, Butler, Pa., died June 2, 2011, at the age of 86. He served in WWII as an 8th U.S. Air Force flying officer and flew 20 missions over Germany in a 4-engine B24 Liberator Bomber. Mr. Nicholas was awarded

the European Theater Medal and Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters for his service. After the war, he owned a brokerage company and served as president of the Butler County Board of Realtors. He also was the owner and president of Nicholas Enterprises, Inc., and Freeport Terminals for nearly four decades. He co-founded the Western Pennsylvania wing of the 8th Air Force Historical Society and was president of the society’s Pennsylvania chapter. At W&J, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Richard B. McCarty ’48, York, Pa., died April 28, 2011, at the age of 91. He served as a U.S. Army medic in the Pacific Theatre during WWII and was awarded a Bronze Star for bravery and two Purple Hearts. Mr. McCarty worked as a district manager for Pfizer Laboratories and as a special agent for Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company after becoming certified as a chartered life underwriter. He later served as the director of alumni affairs at York College until his retirement. Mr. McCarty wrote an autobiography, “Just Betsy and Me,” which chronicled his experiences during WWII. Donald MacEwen Brown ’49, Upper St. Clair, Pa., died July 16, 2011, at the age of 85. Francis J. Mrukot ’49, Washington, Pa., died Sept. 12, 2011, at the age of 87. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 89th division of the 3rd Army under the supervision of Gen. Patton. His division was part of the very first liberation of any concentration camp by U.S. forces. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-AfricanMiddle Eastern Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, and the WWII Victory Medal for his service. After the military, he worked as a machinist for McGraw-Edison. Edward H. Roofner ’49, Struthers, Ohio, died July 7, 2011, at the age of 85. He worked for the U.S. Department of Defense as the director of education services in Germany, where he was responsible for training the soldiers in their fields of expertise, helping them to earn college degrees. A WWII veteran who served with the 347th Infantry, Mr. Roofner was awarded the European Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Battle Star. Thomas Edward Hanover ’50, Venice, Fla., died July 20, 2011, at the age of 85. He worked at U.S. Steel Supply in Chicago where he retired in 1988 as a manager. Mr. Hanover was a WWII veteran. William R. Parkinson ’50, California, Pa., died July 5, 2011, at the age of 83. He was a teacher and basketball and baseball coach at Monongahela High School and Wilkinsburg High School. He then served as assistant dean of men at California University of Pennsylvania until he retired in 1987. Mr. Parkinson also worked as a basketball and football official for high school, college and professional leagues for more than 60 years.

Col. Maynard “Chuck” C. Warwick Jr. ’50, Luling, La., died June 2, 2010, at the age of 82. He was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and Naval Investigative Services. Chauncey Roger Headley ’52, M.D., Washington, Pa., died Nov., 6, 2011, at the age of 80. He served in the U.S. Navy as a physician and later practiced medicine in Washington until his retirement in 1990. William E. Peoples ’53, North Huntington, Pa., died Oct. 9, 2011, at the age of 82. He worked as a research chemist and environmental engineer for U.S. Steel. Mr. Peoples served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and was a worldwide traveler. Joseph Steele ’54, Wheeling, W.Va., died June 2, 2011, at the age of 78. A U.S. Army veteran, he achieved the rank of major. He was the owner of Boyd Press in Wheeling for more than 40 years. Mr. Steele was involved in a number of organizations, including the Ohio Valley Rapid Transit Authority, where he was chairman, and the Train Collectors Association. At W&J, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Edward George Sloan Jr. ’56, Ross Twp., Pa., died June 2, 2011, at the age of 76. He was employed as general manager for Minnock Construction and was instrumental in developing upscale residential areas. Mr. Sloan was a U.S. Army veteran. Benton S. Clark Jr. ’57, Kennewick, Wash., died May 2, 2011, at the age of 75. He served as an interpreter in the U.S. Army. Mr. Clark was an attorney for 45 years, living in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kirkland, Wash., before retiring in Kennewick in 2009. He enjoyed hiking, sailing and spending time in his garden. Robert Paul Czmiel ’57, Washington, Pa., died Oct. 5, 2011, at the age of 78. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, traveling extensively throughout Korea and Japan where he taught baseball and the English language to the Japanese. After his discharge, Mr. Czmiel worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation for 10 years and Fairmont Supply Co. for 30 years, where he became a vice president. Mr. Czmiel was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame for baseball.

’57 Robert Czmiel was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame for baseball. Dennis C. Eklund ’60, Washington, Pa., died May 5, 2011, at the age of 72. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, achieving the rank of staff sergeant. A life-long teacher, Mr. Eklund taught at the Eighth Ward School in

Washington, Boyce Middle School in Upper St. Clair and Washington High School, where he spent most of his career as an English teacher. Herbert G. Summerfield Jr. ’62, Allison Park, Pa., died June 16, 2011, at the age of 71. He had a long career at PNC Bank. Raymond C. Forbes ’63, D.M.D., Pleasant Hills, Pa., died May 13, 2011, at the age of 69. Serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, he performed dental work on Marines on a troop transport. Dr. Forbes was dedicated to his dentistry practice in Braddock Hills, Pleasant Hills and Carrick. He blended nutritional analysis, the study of whole-body chemistry, into his practice. At W&J, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Steven H. Bowytz ’64, Pleasant Hills, Pa., died Sept. 7, 2011, at the age of 68. He served in the Judge Advocate Division of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Mr. Bowytz worked as an attorney in Pittsburgh. Amil N. Myshin ’68, Boise, Idaho, died Aug. 6, 2011, at the age of 64. He was working as a senior trial attorney at the time of his retirement. Previously, Mr. Myshin was a director of litigation and training for Legal Aid Services and worked in private practice, joining the Ada County Public Defenders office in 1985. He was awarded the Nevin Professionalism Award from the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. An avid wildlife photographer, he enjoyed scuba diving, skiing and hiking. Emory A. Rittenhouse II ’71, D.M.D., East Lansing, Mich., died Oct. 20, 2011, at the age of 62. Dr. Rittenhouse was a passionate physician who cared deeply about his patients. He practiced for more than 26 years in Lansing, where he opened his own family practice in 1975. David Allen Arnett ’75, Pitcairn, Pa., died July 8, 2010, at the age of 56. Melanie Diane Mosorjak ’82, Chalfont, Pa., died Oct. 17, 2011, at the age of 50. She worked for the Allegheny County Health Department. Ms. Mosorjak loved her many pets and was an advocate for animal rights and environmental preservation. Charles Begley ’83, Claysville, Pa., died Nov. 13, 2011, at the age of 62. He owned and operated Begley Homes LLC. Mr. Begley retired in 1992 from the U.S. Army as a master sergeant following a 20-year career. He also was the president of the Washington County Builders Association, and a member of the Washington Rotary Club, the State Board of Pennsylvania Builders Association and the Harley Owners Group of Washington. He leaves behind a wife, Gail Unangst Begley ’89, and four children, including alumni Shay Begley Jacobson ’04 and Stephanie Begley Restelli ’07.




class notes

Edward E. Sweet Jr., Ph.D. (1931-2011): Educator, Adventurer and Learner

A nature lover, frequent world traveler and avid gatherer of knowledge, Edward E. Sweet Jr., Ph.D., contributed much to Washington & Jefferson College during his time as a professor and department chairman. Dr. Sweet, who passed away July 7, 2011, at the age of 80, was a professor of biology and genetics at W&J for 28 years until his retirement in 1994. He also chaired the biology department for the majority of his time as a professor. Soft-spoken, but also demanding, Dr. Sweet pushed his students to focus on learning rather than grades. “He kept the standards high,” Alice Lee, Ph.D., chair of the biology department at W&J, said. “He seemed to really understand the students and was very calm and assured. He put a lot of time into advising his students.” Though he was an educator, he never stopped learning. He preferred listening to talking, but he continually impressed others with his knowledge of local wildlife and history. “It was like having an encyclopedia with you all the time,” Jim Seder, a friend who traveled with Dr. Sweet abroad, said. In addition to his own travels, Dr. Sweet took students abroad to study during Intersession. He taught a course titled, “Man, Nature

and Technology,” which met in St. John, Virgin Islands. While on the trip, students lived in tents, did their own cooking and went without most amenities of home. “To really study ‘Man, Nature and Technology,’ you want to get away from modern technology,” Dr. Sweet said. “By getting closer to nature, students can see the effects of the absence of technology.”

Dr. Sweet, who worked part-time as a pharmacist while teaching, held a master’s in genetics and biology and a doctorate in zoology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Alan Wells Blacka Jr. ’83, Canonsburg, Pa., died Oct. 10, 2011, at the age of 50. He was employed at 84 Lumber Co. as a sales associate.


St. Francis College, Villanova University and Boston College. He attended W&J and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII.

Daniel P. Buchan ’86, Colonie, N.Y., died Aug. 19, 2010, at the age of 46. He was employed with Covanta Secure Services. Mr. Buchan was a proud member and lieutenant of the West Albany Volunteer Fire Department #1. While at W&J, he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

William M. Duvall, Ormond Beach, Fla., died April 23, 2011, at the age of 74. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and worked as a pharmacist for more than 50 years. Mr. Duvall attended W&J and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha.

Richard A. “Doc” Leydig, M.D., Hopewell Twp., Pa., died Oct. 10, 2011, at the age of 83. He was a family practice physician who delivered numerous babies in the Lower Burrell area during his 45-year career. A U.S. Army veteran, he was the father of Thomas Leydig ’80.

Douglas J. Chernovetz ’92, Lowell, Mass., died Aug. 7, 2011, at the age of 42. He was a dedicated teacher for more than 20 years, most recently teaching at Wilmington Middle School. Previously, he taught at Canterbury School in New Milford, Conn. Mr. Chernovetz also was a football and lacrosse coach.

Francis T. Ford, Pittsburgh, Pa., died Aug. 29, 2011, at the age of 67. He was a certified public accountant with Prudential Real Estate for 37 years. He attended W&J prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army Special Forces.

Frank R. Mascara, Charleroi, Pa., died July 10, 2011, at the age of 81. He was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from W&J. He retired from Congress in 2003, where he was a member of the House Transportation Committee, House Committee on Government Reform and House Banking Committee.

Michael Virgin ’04, Jefferson Hills, Pa., died July 5, 2011, at the age of 29. He was a life-long member of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church. Mr. Virgin also was an outstanding athlete and avid fly fisherman. Ethan A. Goble ’06, Honolulu, Hawaii, died Sept. 22, 2011, at the age of 28. In 2010, he began working as an intelligence analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency in Honolulu, Hawaii. Previously, Mr. Goble worked as a cyber analyst for Target Corporation at the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Patrice Ann Marie Hibard, North Canaan, N.Y., died Aug. 22, 2011, at the age of 53. She attended W&J. Burton L. Hirsch, Squirrel Hill, Pa., died June 13, 2011, at the age of 92. He attended W&J prior to attending the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Mr. Hirsch was the owner of a funeral home for decades. He also was a WWII veteran, rising to the rank of lieutenant in the Medical Administration Corps. A. Kendall Johnson, Washington, Pa., died Oct. 3, 2011, at the age of 94. A tool and mould maker, Mr. Johnson worked at Hazel Atlas, Continental Can and Brockway Glass 45 years. He attended W&J. Walter H. Klein, Ph.D., Pittsburgh, Pa., died Aug. 28, 2011, at the age of 89. He was a professor emeritus of strategic management at Boston College. Dr. Klein also taught at


Edward Sweet Jr. served W&J for 28 years as a professor and chairman of biology.


John A. Verderber, Washington, Pa., died May 22, 2011, at the age of 81. A devoted salesman, he was the owner of Medical Electronics Associates. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Verderber attended W&J. Leslie E. Zimmerman, Washington, Pa., died Aug. 14, 2011, at the age of 85. He attended W&J, but took over his mother’s company, Goodwill Products, after her passing. Mr. Zimmerman later owned The Zimmerman Gallery. He was a WWII veteran, receiving the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He was very dedicated to wildlife preservation and nature.

W&J honor


roll of donors

An IN V ES TM EN T Worth Making Dear Alumni and Friends: On behalf of the students, faculty and staff of Washington & Jefferson College, I am pleased to present to you the Hon or Roll of Donors for the 2010-201 1 fiscal year. The following pages tell a moving story of the generosity, loyalty and commitment of the 3,422 donors who opened their hear ts and extended their hands in so man y special ways during the past year. The extraordi nary response from our donors has profoundly affected the teaching and learning environm ent at our College, giving us need ed resources to enhance facilities like the Dieter-P orter Life Sciences Building and supp ort educational and research prog rams, including the Magellan Project, Mock Tria l Invitational, and Combat Stress Intervention Prog ram.

“The extraordinary response from our donors has profoundly affected the teaching and learning environment at our College.”

I am pleased to tell you that the 2010 -2011 fiscal year was an unqualifie d success thanks to donors like you, who understan d that our needs renew ever y year . Your gift, ever y year, changes lives—and for that, we are grateful. Our students are very much aware of the connection between education al funding and private contributions. Each year, W&J celebrates Tuition Freedom Day as a way to thank our donors and educate students how philanthropy directly impacts their college careers. Many students and their families do not realize that tuition only cove rs about 68 percent of the cost of a W&J education—gi fts from our loyal donors make up the difference. This past year, more than 95 percent of W& J students received financial assis tance and many more enjoyed facilities and prog rams mad e possible by your gifts. It is clear that our College is made stronger and better because of your support. Whether you are a graduate or frien d of the College, thank you for bein g an important part of this circle of giving. Thro ugh your generosity, you not only are making educational opportunities accessible to our stud ents, but you also are setting an impo rtant example with your philanthropic gifts. Again, thank you for your generous


War m regards,

Michael Grzesiak Vice President for Development & Alum

ni Relations



Donor Recognition Societies

Total Giving Report


Founders Association.................................................$25,000+ Lazear Association......................................... $10,000-$24,999 LeMoyne Association......................................... $5,000-$9,999 McGuffey Association........................................ $3,000-$4,999 W&J Fund $1,454,445

1781 Association................................................ $1,781-$2,999 Presidents Association........................................ $1,000-$1,780

Endowment $8,331,141

Jefferson Association............................................... $500-$999

Capital $5,088,815

Washington Association........................................... $250-$499 Statesman Association............................................. $100-$249

Other $3,310,235

Donors listed at the Presidents Association level and higher are included in the John McMillan Society.

Total: $18,184,636

This report contains the names of all donors who made gifts to Washington & Jefferson College during the fiscal year, July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011. *Denotes a donor who is deceased.

Board of Trustees 2010-2011 OFFICERS



Kenneth R. Melani, M.D. ’75 Chairman

Jerrell L. Angell ’66

Coleman Hughley ’71

Edwina W. Cameron

John W. Bean ’65

Elizabeth Hurwitz-Schwab ’74

Walter Cooper, Ph.D. ’50

Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D. President

Robert M. Beavers, Jr. ’65

Thomas J. Leydig ’80

John R. Echement

Barbara R. DeWitt ’74 First Vice Chair

James W. Cameron ’80

William N. Macartney III ’64

Robert M. Elliott ’49

Gary L. Churgin ’75

James J. McCaffrey

Richard Y. Haddad

Richard T. Clark ’68 Vice Chair

Jonathan M. Conrad ’73

Charles T. Nason ’68

Joseph A. Hardy, Sr.

Patrick A. Correnty, M.D. ’87

Albert G. Nickel ’65

James H. Knepshield, M.D. ’59

B. John Pendleton Jr., Esq. ’81 Vice Chair

Samuel J. Davis, Esq. ’72

Chong S. Park, M.D. ’83

J. Robert Maxwell, Esq. ’43

William M. Stout ’64 Vice Chair

McClellan A. DuBois ’70

William S. Platt ’87

John L.S. Northrop

Lyn M. Dyster, Ph.D. ’80

A. Michael Pratt, Esq. ’81

H. Thomas Patton ’50

James J. Barnes, Esq. Secretary

Lauren M. Farrell ’83

Diana L. Reed, Esq.

Ronald V. Pellegrini, M.D. ’59

Walter Flamenbaum, M.D. ’62

David A. Ross ’78

James L. Phillips, M.D. ’54

Charles F. Marcy ’72 Treasurer

John E. Frazier II, M.D. ’62

Louise K. Ross ’74

Anica D. Rawnsley

Keith T. Ghezzi, M.D. ’77

David A. Steinberg ’91

E. Ronald Salvitti, M.D. ’59

James F. Gismondi ’72

LeAnne Trachok ’87

Ronald P. Sandmeyer, Sr. ’57

Gretchen B. Gockley ’77

Craig A. Varga, Esq. ’76

Dorothy A. Servis, Esq.

Melissa A. Hart, Esq. ’84

Robert B. Shust ’59 F. Leo Wright, Esq. ’52



John McMillan Society Each member of the John McMillan Society contributes $1,000 or more to the College during the fiscal year. Contributions received from members of the Society enhance the lives of students and faculty and set W&J apart as an outstanding institution.

FOUNDERS ASSOCIATES Anonymous (2) Robert M. Beavers Jr. ’65 and Jo Beavers

John S. Reed ’60 and Cynthia Reed David A. Ross ’78 and Dana Crummer Paul D. Schurgot Foundation, Inc. John A. Swanson and Janet Swanson Swanson Charitable Gift Fund John M. Swick ’47

Stanford and Barbara Trachtenberg Donor Advised Fund


Gary L. Churgin ’75 and Amy Churgin

CONSOL Energy Inc.

Jonathan M. Conrad ’73 and Mary B. Conrad

Estate of Hugh Taylor Estate of Walter Stuart ’50 Walter Flamenbaum ’62 and Judith S. Flamenbaum

Ray G. Simms Jr. ’58 and Karel Simms

Zimmerman Trust

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

Estate of Helen Tucker

Thomas A. Shoup ’75 and Ellen Barker

Solar Power Industries

Richard Cameron and Edwina W. Cameron H’00

Estate of Guy Woodward ’40

Paul Scoles ’72

William Hal Davis Fund

Richard T. Clark ’68 and Angela Clark

Eden Hall Foundation

Salvitti Family Foundation

James F. Slabe ’62 and Elaine Slabe

Violet Bica-Ross

William H. Davis ’81

E. Ronald Salvitti ’59 and Constance Salvitti*

David J. White ’77

Roger T. Abelson ’57 and Camille Abelson

Patrick A. Correnty ’87

Ruth A. Rowley

James R. Durig ’58 and Marlene Durig Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Inc. Charles P. Eaton ’64 and Judy Eaton Keith T. Ghezzi ’77 and Lisa Ghezzi

Stanley & Kathleen Grumbacher Fund David A. Steinberg ’91 and Kristin Steinberg William M. Stout ’64 and Saundra Stout Stanford B. Trachtenberg ’60 and Barbara Trachtenberg United States Steel Foundation, Inc.

John E. Frazier II ’62 and Nicole Frazier Joseph G. Gibson ’86 and Elizabeth Gibson Joseph H. Gigler ’77 and Carol S. Gigler Tori Haring-Smith and Robert H. Haring-Smith William M. Hemphill ’68 and Elaine Hemphill William P. Keen and Sarah Keen James H. Knepshield ’59 and Barbara Knepshield Charles F. Marcy ’72 and Cindy Marcy Marcy Family Foundation Barron P. McCune Jr. and Ann McCune Rachel McCarrell McCune ’75 and James H. McCune Mary Jane Miller ’88 and Eric Hollowaty Albert G. Nickel ’65 and Dana C. Nickel The Nickel Foundation

Craig A. Varga ’76 and Noelle Brennan

M. David Odle ’59 and Stephanie Odle

Sheldon A. Weinstein ’59 and Joanie I. Weinstein

Samuel J. Paisley ’72 and Jessica Paisley

Leonard Wurzel ’39 and Elaine Wurzel

James D. Pareso ’66 and Kay Pareso Chong S. Park ’83 and Lisa Park

Kristin and David Steinberg Foundation


Randall S. Raner ’89

James E. Leckie ’75 and Sheryl Leckie

Jerrell L. Angell ’66 and Shirin Angell

Evalyn Rogers

William N. Macartney III ’64 and Linda Macartney

Alvan Balent Sr. ’53 and Linda Balent

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation

Learned T. Bulman ’48

Lee R. Marshall ’48 and Marjorie Marshall

Charles E. Hughes Memorial Foundation

Albert S. McGhee ’53 and Elizabeth McGhee

The Chevron Community Fund of the Community Foundation of Fayette County, PA

Allen F. Turcke ’49

William Cohen ’52

WJPA Radio Station

Donald S. Dazen ’79 and Karolyn N. Dazen

Wylie Wallace Fults Foundation

Massey Charitable Trust

William S. Platt ’87 and Courtney M. Platt

J. Robert Maxwell ’43

PPG Industries, Inc.


Richard King Mellon Foundation

E. Miles Prentice III ’64 and Katharine Prentice

Barbara Koach DeWitt ’74 and Mark DeWitt

Merck Institute for Science Education

Charles J. Queenan Jr. and Joann H. Queenan

D. Raymond Douglass Jr. ’45 and Beverly Douglass

John L. Bord ’73 and Jeanie Bord

PA DCED Keystone Innovation Starter Kit Grant

R. G. Johnson Company

Ronald V. Pellegrini ’59 and Donna Lucas Pellegrini

Diana L. Reed

Lyn Celenza Dyster ’80 and John G. Dyster

Peter J. Ross ’74 and Louise Kirkpatrick Ross ’74

Estate of Alex Jerome ’63

Flamenbaum Family Fund Joseph A. Hardy Sr. H’84 and Rebecca Hardy The Hearst Foundation Howard Heinz Endowment Howard Hughes Medical Institute John S. & Cynthia Reed Foundation Scott H. Leaf ’76 David C. Leslie ’65 and Nan S. Leslie

B. John Pendleton Jr. ’81 and Mary Ann Butera Pendleton ’80 Thomas M. Priselac ’73 and Jody Priselac Anica D. Rawnsley H’03

Charles T. Nason ’68 and Beth Nason

Rossin Foundation/ Rosetree, Inc. Daniel Rowley and Judith Rowley

McClellan A. DuBois ’70 and Lynn DuBois

Estate of Robert Bryan ’44 The Forsythe Foundation through PNC Advisors Charitable Trust

Charles M. Rosenberg ’65 and Gayle Rosenberg Stephen M. Ross ’74 John D. Simon ’78 and Anne C. Simon LeAnne Trachok ’87 Holly Beall Wallace

Ronald C. Agresta ’61

Bord and Bord Lawyers Karyn M. Brooks ’95 Robert J. Brooks and Susan Brooks Robert J. Brooks Jr. ’92 and Shelli DeCarlo Brooks ’94 Brooks Family Foundation Cindy L. Burchell ’82 John Curtis Burns ’80



Pamela L. Burns

James L. Phillips ’54 and Barbara Phillips

James W. Baird ’64

Marvin L. Diehl ’54 and Millie Diehl

A. Michael Pratt ’81

John W. Bean ’65 and A. Alexandra Jupin

Ernst & Young Foundation

Lisa A. Rehak ’84

John R. Echement H ’98 and Gertrude J. Echement

Samuel D. Riccitelli ’81 and Melinda Elish Riccitelli ’81

Dennis M. Betz ’67 and Pamela Betz

Ralph G. Fennell ’60 and Star Fennell

John O. Hanna Jr. ’55 and Carol Hanna

A. William Samson ’37* and Helen V. Samson

David J. Beveridge ’82 and Diane Beveridge

Norman L. Fine ’65 and Cheryl Fine

Walter B. Massenburg ’70 and Carolyn Flanagan

Miles H. Simon ’71 and Karen Simon

Russell H. Briggs ’58

Roger S. Goodell ’81 and Jane Goodell

M. Patrick McCormick ’62 and Judy M. McCormick

Kevin Smith and Terri Smith

Zeno N. Chicarilli ’71

Andrew G. McIlvaine ’70 and Julie McIlvaine Joseph H. Menendez ’72 and Lucia P. Menendez Mile High United Way Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Charles A. Parlato ’70 and Carolyn S. Parlato

Bernard W. Stanek Jr. ’88 and Susan Stanek Peter F. Stracci ’74 and Sharon Stracci

1781 ASSOCIATES Andrew Aloe ’76 and Michelle DeFrancesco Aloe ’76 Robert E. Arnold ’69 and Lisa L. Arnold

Lillian Bassi

Thomas R. Carter ’50 and Jean Carter

William T. Dymond Jr. ’82 and Jennifer D. Dymond Estate of John Yanason ’44

Caterpillar Foundation

Robert M. Gordon Jr. ’52 and Shirley Gordon

Robert M. Cherry ’68 and Judith Cherry

Clifford E. Hellberg ’79 and Kathryn Hellberg

Susan A. Cohen ’84

M. Carl Herron ’53 and Elaine Herron

Walter Cooper ’50 Richard B. Crosbie ’65 and Sandra Crosbie Doug and Betsey Schwab Family Foundation

Coleman Hughley ’71 and Danna Hughley Elizabeth Hurwitz-Schwab ’74 and Douglas Schwab Ideal Foundation James P. McArdle Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Mark R. Koch ’71 and Cynthia Koch Robert P. Krass ’59 and Patricia Krass Victor Lazzaro Jr. ’67 and Nanine Odell Rebecca Keen Longsworth ’87 and Paul Longsworth Eric C. Lundgren ’81 and Lauren Pratt Lundgren ’82 Kenneth M. Mason Jr. ’64 and Marilyn Roberts James J. McCaffrey and Terry A. McCaffrey Dennis E. McMaster and Chris McMaster

“A magnet for bright, young minds” W&J AWARDED STATE GRANT TO RENOVATE DIETER-PORTER Pennsylvania State Sen. Tim Solobay joined State Reps. Brandon Neuman and Jesse White ’00 (pictured left) at Washington & Jefferson College in September to announce that the College will receive $1 million toward renovations of the Dieter-Porter Life Sciences Building. Funded through the state’s Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program, the money will help W&J modernize classrooms and research labs in the facility, which houses the departments of biology and psychology. Former Sen. J. Barry Stout ’64, (pictured second from right) who also participated in the announcement, said the College has long helped to attract top-notch students to the southwestern Pennsylvania region. “Over the years, W&J has been a magnet for bright, young minds that stay in the region and contribute to the community,” Stout said. In accepting the grant, President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D., expressed her appreciation for the state’s support of W&J’s science programs. “With our newly renovated building, we’ll be able to continue to educate doctors who serve the region, conduct groundbreaking research that attracts public and private funding, and expand our community outreach in science education,” she said.



Willis A. McVay ’84 and Erna McVay Kenneth R. Melani ’75 and Tracy Melani The Michael & Teryl Nettleton Charitable Fund of the Dallas Foundation Mosites Construction Company John F. Naughton ’63 Michael D. Nettleton ’75 and Terry Nettleton Alton E. Newell and Elsie Eagle North Star Mortgage Company John A. Olsen ’60 and Kaylee Beal Procter & Gamble Company William E. Reisinger ’63 and Gail B. Reisinger Judith S. Rettger John W. & Shirley E. Richman Foundation

Stanley E. Rockman ’61 and Brenda Pedersen-Rockman

Ira E. Baumgartel ’73 and Michele Baumgartel

J. Herbert Gaul Jr. ’66 and Mary Etheridge Gaul

Donald G. Lightfoot ’70 and Joan S. Lightfoot

Ronald P. Sandmeyer Sr. ’57 and Elaine H. Sandmeyer

Geoffrey W. Bennett ’59 and Anne M. Bennett

James P. Geiger ’47 and Gladys H. Geiger

John G. Lovelace ’68

Robert B. Shust ’59 and Judith Shust

Daniel Bethem ’66 and Mary Jo Bethem

Henry Gelband ’58

Siemens Westinghouse Power

Joseph P. Bishop ’39

Theodore M. Slabey ’45* and Mary R. Slabey

Blake Properties

Ronald D. Snee ’63 and Marjorie C. Snee Arthur A. Sohn ’55 and Barbara Sohn

Charles H. Booth Jr. ’41 and Gertrude Booth Harriet Branton Suzy and James Broadhurst

Mallard T. George ’73 and Donna T. George Robert A. Glass III ’76 and Patricia Glass James M. Gockley ’77 and Gretchen Blaugher Gockley ’77 Donna Haley Grier ’80 and Steven C. Grier

John T. Lucas ’82 and Eileen Lucas David Lynch and Dorothy Davis Glenn W. MacTaggart ’73 and Karla MacTaggart Jennifer Thuransky Magee ’90 and Milton E. Magee Jr. Richard W. Mains Jr. ’64 and Brenda Mains Camille J. Maravalli ’55 and Dorothy Maravalli

Luke Sossi and Jessica Sossi

Howard J. Burnett H’98 and Maryann DePalma Burnett

Harry A. Sporidis ’91 and Christy Sporidis

Herbert E. Cable ’54 and Shirley Cable

Frank J. Suatoni Jr. ’60 and Elizabeth Suatoni

Ronald Calhoon and Susie Calhoon

Roslyn Thompson Towler

Robert B. Campbell ’58

Thomas J. Tredici ’49

Charleroi Federal Savings Bank

Andres Uribe ’55

Charles W. Harris Jr. ’69 and Jacqueline Harris

Norman S. Mass ’61 and Adaya Mass

William A. Coch ’70 and Karla Coch

Kenneth Haver and Judith Haver

Wilfred J. McAloon Jr. ’57 and Dorothy McAloon

Jeffrey H. Van Hyning ’68 and Mary Van Hyning Liese Kasparek Vito ’87 and Kenneth Vito

C. Richard Coen ’52 ComDoc

Michael P. Grzesiak and Karen E. Grzesiak

Edward L. Martin ’71

Jerry I. Hadrych ’89 and Donna Hadrych

Mary C. Martini ’78

Barbara and Barry Hemphill Charitable Fund J. Barry Hemphill ’64 and Barbara Hemphill

Audrey L. Walther

Friedrich R. Crupe ’59 and Christiane Crupe

Butler H. Waugh ’55 and Joanne M. Waugh

Dwight C. Dachnowicz ’94 and Tara Dachnowicz

Alan R. Weill ’59 and Nancy Y. Weill

E. Patrick Howard Jr. ’55 and Linda Howard

Samuel J. Davis ’72 and Regina Davis

David L. White ’76 and Jackie Jones

Robert M. Howard ’87 and Wendy Anderson Howard ’87

David DiBenedetto Sr. and Corrine DiBenedetto

Mark O. Hrutkay ’81

Youth Service America/ Sodexo Foundation

Charles W. Dillie Jr. and Claire O’Neill Dillie

George W. Zannos ’64 and Marilyn Serlin

PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Anonymous Janet S. Abernathy The Abernathy Fund for Conservation of the Washington County Community Foundation

Mark E. Dorogy ’82 and Diane Tangalos Dorogy ’83 Jerry A. Dorsch ’63 and Susan Dorsch Drs. Todd and Diane Thompson Fund Curt P. Ellenberg ’68 and Dolores F. Ellenberg Robert M. Elliott ’49 and Eileen Cummins Elliott

Jon S. Adler ’61 and Carol Adler

T. Roger Entress ’58

Pritam M. Advani ’80

Erie Community Foundation

Aegon Transamerica Foundation

Terry L. Evans ’70 and Sally Lysinger Evans

Alcoa Foundation

John R. Ferraro ’70 and Bonnie Ferraro

Donald Allison ’41 Susan Webreck Alman ’75 and Robert J. Alman Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. AT&T AYCO Charitable Foundation Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation Mitchell B. Bassi ’85 and Florence Bassi

Paul G. Finch and Marie A. Finch Ronald W. Frank and Marsha K. Frank Anthony J. Franty Jr. ’59 Chauncey E. Frazier II ’56 and Magdaline C. Frazier Thomas G. Frazier ’64 and Alexandra V. A. Frazier

Paul P. Marinak ’44*

Richard Y. Haddad H ’00 and Susan Haddad

Hottle & Associates, Inc.

Frederick M. Hyser ’71 and Trixie L. Hyser Anthony C. Iantosca ’63 and Theresa M. Iantosca George M. Inglis ’59 and Sarah Jane Inglis C. Michael Irvin ’78 and Paula Irvin Charles R. Jack ’57 and Anna Louise Jack Joseph Jackovic and Dorothy Jackovic Thomas R. Jordan ’49 and Emma Jordan Sitha Rama Katragadda and Sudha R. Katragadda Rick Kohr II and Holly Kohr Kohr & Associates

F. Amy Martin ’71

Jeremy C. McCamic ’49 and Jane C. McCamic Lee H. McCormick ’55 and Barbara McCormick Byron P. McCrae John N. McElravey ’54 and Mary Elizabeth McElravey James H. McMaster ’60 and Judith McMaster James R. McNabb Jr. ’57 and Marjorie McNabb Thomas E. McNabb ’62 and Ann McNabb David B. McWilliams ’65 and Nancy McWilliams Susan Medley Paul P. Medvedo Jr. ’77 and Janet Medvedo David M. Mego ’82 and Patricia Mego Milton and Jennifer Magee Charitable Fund Russell G. Mobley ’56 and Nancy Mobley* Joseph P. Mock ’59 Moon Township Honda-Hyundai

Dennis A. Kovalsky ’73

Edward M. Morascyzk ’75 and Elaine Morascyzk

Charles J. Labelle ’62 and Janice Labelle

Donald M. Morgan ’78 and Jody Morgan

Joseph B. Leckie ’50 and Betty Leckie

Arthur C. Morrissey ’63 and Janet Hayes

Charles H. Lee ’57 and Janet S. Lee

Sharon Cmar Murtha ’83

David R. Leonard ’66 and Lisa Leonard

Joseph V. Newman Sr. ’64 and Elizabeth H. Newman James H. Norris ’75 and Ann Annase WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE


John L. S. Northrop H’99 and Rose Northrop Kevin A. Ohlson ’82 and Carolyn Davis

Mark E. Previtt ’80 William L. Proudfit ’64 and Jean L. Proudfit Prudential Foundation

Jonathan D. Rosenthal ’61 and Sheila Rosenthal

Joel W. Shelkrot ’59 and Bonnie Shelkrot

William Rosenthal ’55 and Francine Rosenthal

Shell Oil Company Foundation

Carl R. Rotz and Martha Rotz

Howard F. Shivers Jr. ’55 and Jean Shivers

Blynn L. Shideler ’56

Stephen D. Oliphant ’55 and Judith Roscow

Victor J. Raskin ’66 and Carol Raskin

Karen Oosterhous Orange County’s United Way

Glenn C. Rice ’78 and Cynthia Rice

Pfizer, Inc.

RMC Rental Enterprises, Inc.

Franklin A. Rumore ’63 and Deborah Preston

Steven J. Pinelli ’75 and Marianne Pinelli

W. Robert Robertson ’55 and Mary Jane Robertson

Ira J. Schulman ’74 and Beverly Werme Schulman ’75

Robert A. Simonin ’55 and Nellie Simonin

PNC Bank Foundation

K. Wayne Robison and Luann Robison

John Mark Scott Jr. ’69 and Judith Scott

Bernard R. Smedley ’61

Sylvia M. Roma ’76

Patrick D. Sculley ’69 and Peggy Sculley

Joseph J. Pontoli Jr. ’89 and Heather M. Pontoli Charles E. Powell Jr. ’69 and Kathleen Powell

Seth Rosenberg and Janet Rosenberg

Kathy A. Ruhl ’82 and L. Greg West

Dorothy A. Servis H ’94

Robert H. Shoop Jr. ’60 and Janet Shoop Michael S. Siegel ’73

Donald J. Snyder Jr. ’72 and Karen Foster Snyder Jeffrey Y. Solomon ’72 and Sandra Rakestraw David L. Sommerville ’64 and Diane Sommerville Samuel V. Spagnolo ’61 and Dorcas Spagnolo Thomas H. Sprague ’66 and Merle S. Sprague Tom Squitieri ’75 Robert H. Stevenson ’64 Jeffrey R. Sullivan ’91 and Amanda Sullivan Gordon E. Swartz ’68 and Deborah C. Doyle John E. Tate ’77 and Jeri Tate Job Taylor III ’64 and Sally Taylor Ted and Karen Martin Family Fund George V. Thieroff Jr. ’82 and Lesa Moser Thieroff ’84 Diane Sims Thompson ’90 and Todd Thompson

“A tremendous supporter of W&J students”

Tocqueville Society


James P. Valecko ’90 and Jennifer Valecko

An enthusiastic advocate of Washington & Jefferson College, Violet Bica-Ross catches up with head football coach Mike Sirianni and Jimmy Thompson ’12 (pictured right) during one of her frequent visits to campus. A member of the Presidents football team and business administration major from Mentor, Ohio, Thompson is a recipient of a scholarship established by Bica-Ross and her late husband, L. Clayton Ross ’30. The permanent endowment provides financial aid every year to a student committed to pursuing a career in medicine or commercial enterprise.

Ray Verlinich ’77 and Martha L. Verlinich

“For the fourth year in a row, Mrs. Bica-Ross’ generous donation has helped further my education in business administration, for which I am deeply thankful,” said Thompson. Also grateful to Bica-Ross is Sirianni, who added, “Violet has been a tremendous supporter of W&J students and our football program, and this is just another example of her generosity. Jimmy is a hard-working student-athlete and we are proud to have him as the recipient of this prestigious scholarship.”

Washington Area Teachers Federal Credit Union

Bica-Ross also enjoys spending time with the residents of Bica-Ross Hall, a suite-style dormitory for junior and senior students that she dedicated in her husband’s memory. A member of the Old Main Society, Bica-Ross has included the College in her estate plans to help ensure W&J’s future financial strength.


Stephen B. Tily III ’60 and Janet Waltz Tily


W. Karl Vannewkirk ’63 and Luella Vannewkirk

Carla J. Vrsansky ’82 Wabtec Corporation Peter F. Wagner ’79 Robert G. Walker ’69

Kevin L. Welsh ’85 Jeff Werthan and Susan Miller Werthan D. Lawrence Wickerham ’72 and Mary Louise Wickerham Philip D. Williams Jr. ’52 and Nancy Williams

Bruce M. Wolf ’70 and Sheryl Wolf

Robert M. Elliott ’49 and Eileen Cummins Elliott

James F. Slabe ’62 and Elaine Slabe

Joseph Caruso ’51 and Elizabeth Caruso

F. Leo Wright ’52 and Rosemary Wright

Walter Flamenbaum ’62 and Judith S. Flamenbaum

Russell F. Stein III ’52 and Marcia L. Stein

James Hawley Chester ’66 and Connie Chester

Franklin H. Yoho ’81 and Jan Yoho

John E. Frazier II ’62 and Nicole Frazier

Peter N. Stephans and Joan Stephans

Kathleen L. Cigana ’88

Jeffrey A. Yunkun ’79 and Kimberly S. Yunkun

Spencer M. Free ’45 and Patricia L. Free

Robert H. Stevenson ’64

John McMillan Society Lifetime Members Benefactors who have given $100,000 or more throughout their lives are inducted as permanent, lifetime members of the John McMillan Society.

Edith Sten Gillmor

Thomas Philip Stout* H’03 and Diann R. Stout

James F. Gismondi Jr. ’72 and Elizabeth Gismondi

William M. Stout ’64 and Saundra Stout

Joseph A. Hardy Sr. H’84 and Rebecca Hardy

John A. Swanson and Janet Swanson

Elizabeth Hurwitz-Schwab ’74 and Douglas Schwab

John M. Swick ’47

Samuel D. Isaly

F. Leo Wright ’52 and Rosemary Wright

John S. Kern ’64 and Marie Kern James H. Knepshield ’59 and Barbara Knepshield

Alberto W. Vilar ’62

Scott H. Leaf ’76

Lillian Bassi

Joon Yong Lee

Robert M. Beavers Jr. ’65 and Jo Beavers

Peter Magerko and Margaret Hardy Magerko

Sanford F. Beyer II ’74 and Dorene M. Beyer

Virginia R. Marino

Sandra C. Cooper ’77 Harry M. Corbett ’44 and Florence Corbett Friedrich R. Crupe ’59 and Christiane Crupe Samuel J. Davis ’72 and Regina Davis Louis V. DiBello ’63 and Marie DiBello

Prudence Yost

William H. Diehl Jr. ’58 and Johnna Diehl

George W. Zannos ’64 and Marilyn Serlin

D. Raymond Douglass Jr. ’45 and Beverly Douglass McClellan A. DuBois ’70 and Lynn DuBois

Jennie Lau Anonymous (2)

James W. Clarke ’62 and Jeanne Clarke

Old Main Society

James R. Durig ’58 and Marlene Durig Robert M. Elliott ’49 and Eileen Cummins Elliott

Ronald V. Pellegrini ’59 and Donna Lucas Pellegrini

Established in 1996, the Old Main Society is a membership of generous donors who support W&J through planned giving. Members provide for the College in their wills, IRAs, or retirement plans; use life insurance as a gift; or establish charitable trusts or gift annuities.

Learned T. Bulman ’48

E. Miles Prentice III ’64 and Katharine Prentice


Charles L. Flynn Jr.

Howard J. Burnett H’98 and Maryann DePalma Burnett

Charles J. Queenan Jr. and Joann H. Queenan

Roger T. Abelson ’57 and Camille Abelson

Joseph G.C. Francis ’62 and Sara Jane Francis

Katherine C. Butters

Victor J. Raskin ’66 and Carol Raskin

Eileen Addis

Elliott D. Fredland ’60

Jon S. Adler ’61 and Carol Adler

Anica D. Rawnsley H’03

Andrew Aloe ’76 and Michelle DeFrancesco Aloe ’76

Spencer M. Free ’45 and Patricia L. Free

Violet Bica-Ross Karyn M. Brooks ’95 Robert J. Brooks and Susan Brooks Robert J. Brooks Jr. ’92 and Shelli DeCarlo Brooks ’94

Donald R. Cameron and Sally Cameron

J. Robert Maxwell ’43 Joseph P. Mock ’59 Charles T. Nason ’68 and Beth Nason

James W. Cameron ’80 and Nancy Morgan Cameron ’81

John S. Reed ’60 and Cynthia Reed

Lynn Cameron ’87

Stephen I. Richman and Audrey G. Richman

Richard Cameron and Edwina W. Cameron H ’00

Geri L. Bacu ’86 Violet Bica-Ross

Richard J. Riotto ’87

Richard T. Clark ’68 and Angela Clark

J. Randolph Birch ’58 and Suzette Birch

David A. Ross ’78 and Dana Crummer

Marjory Condit

George J. Black III ’44 and Arlene Foreman

Mrs. Peter C. Rossin

Samuel J. Davis ’72 and Regina Davis

Lois Boulis

E. Ronald Salvitti ’59 and Constance Salvitti*

Louis V. DiBello ’63 and Marie DiBello

John F. Brady ’70 and Roberta Isleib

A. William Samson ’37* and Helen V. Samson

Learned T. Bulman ’48

James D. Douglass and Nancy Douglass

Ronald P. Sandmeyer Sr. ’57 and Elaine H. Sandmeyer

McClellan A. DuBois ’70 and Lynn DuBois

Timothy P. Schieffelin ’77 and Susan Schieffelin

Charles P. Eaton ’64 and Judy Eaton

Thomas A. Shoup ’75 and Ellen Barker

John R. Echement H’98 and Gertrude J. Echement

Ray G. Simms Jr. ’58 and Karel Simms

Howard J. Burnett H’98 and Maryann DePalma Burnett Stephen F. Calderon ’78 and Sandra Myhalik John A. Campbell and Barbara Campbell Edith Cannon Ralph A. Capone ’74 and Andrea Capone

Dava Esman ’74 Terry L. Evans ’70 and Sally Lysinger Evans Joel L. Falik ’61 and Anne Falik Rita M. Finley Walter Flamenbaum ’62 and Judith S. Flamenbaum

W. Robert Goldman Jr. ’67 Brett Rosenberg Harris ’88 and Mitch Harris Lynne J. Haubelt ’77 and Nicholas Haubelt James F. Hitchman ’70 George Hollingshead ’58 and Roberta Hollingshead Tom E. Horner ’43 J. Gaven Hurley ’65 and Kathleen Hurley George M. Inglis ’59 and Sarah Jane Inglis James S. Irvine ’49 James F. Israel ’67 and Elaine Israel F. Nelson Keeney ’63 and Shirley A. Keeney Lynn Arko Kelley ’77 Charles L. Kendi ’89



John S. Kern ’64 and Marie Kern

Jack F. Lembke ’40 and Lyndell Lembke

Evan A. Klein ’77

Donald G. Lightfoot ’70 and Joan S. Lightfoot

James Scott McBride Jr.

Russell G. Mobley ’56

Neal F. McBride ’46 and Norma McBride

Joseph P. Mock ’59

John W. McDonald Jr.

William D. Moore ’52 and G. Ann Moore

Thomas B. Lloyd ’43

John J. McDonough ’92 and Kathy McDonough

John F. Munnell ’52 and Mary B. Munnell

J. Barry Loughridge ’50 and Sue Loughridge

Paul G. McKelvey Jr. ’48 and Helen McKelvey

Alexander Murdoch Jr. ’57

Glenn W. MacTaggart ’73 and Karla MacTaggart

Ronald D. McKenzie ’55 and Jane McKenzie Demas L. McVay Jr. ’55

Jennie Lau

Norman S. Mass ’61 and Adaya Mass

Scott H. Leaf ’76

J. Robert Maxwell ’43

Charles H. Lee ’57 and Janet S. Lee

Cheryl A. Maze ’80

William D. Klimek and Jacquelyn Klimek James H. Knepshield ’59 and Barbara Knepshield Carl W. Konvolink Jr. ’56 and Susan Konvolinka John G. Kramer ’52 and Pat Kramer

Julius Little ’41 and Linda Little

J. Scott McBride

David B. Miller ’58 and Marie T. Miller Douglas R. Miller ’73 and Jane Miller

Donald G. Myers ’68 and Susan Myers Charles T. Nason ’68 and Beth Nason John F. Naughton ’63 Clifford L. Nelson ’58 and Doris Nelson Albert G. Nickel ’65 and Dana C. Nickel E. Lee North ’46 and Florence H. North John L. S. Northrop H’99 and Rose Northrop Philip D. O’Connell III ’74 Stephen D. Oliphant ’55 and Judith Roscow Margaret D. Oliver* Brian G. Orr ’74 and Linda Orr Alexander Osterneck ’88 Vincent O. Palladino ’51 and Marie Palladino John S. Parker ’52 and Dorris Parker Ronald V. Pellegrini ’59 and Donna Lucas Pellegrini Andrew Pesky ’59 and Elaine O. Pesky Emily J. Peters ’03 James L. Phillips ’54 and Barbara Phillips

“The value in giving back to our College” NEWEST ALUMNI UNITE TO LEAVE MEANINGFUL LEGACY To help secure their legacy at Washington & Jefferson College, members of the class of 2011 succeeded in raising nearly $1,500 for their senior class gift. The senior committee encouraged 39 percent of the class, or 129 students, to participate in the initiative. W&J Trustees Charles T. Nason ’68 and McClellan A. DuBois ’70 generously matched the funds raised by the class to achieve a total gift of $4,500. “The Trustees’ matching gifts inspired our senior class to give more and helped us to see the value in giving back to our College,” senior committee member Katy Rowley ’11 said. “Through this gift, we hope to inspire future gifts and cultivate philanthropy in the members of the class of 2011.” The funds were used to purchase a bench next to Upper Class Residence Hall, help pay for upgrades to the U. Grant Miller Library, and assist with repairs to the 9/11 Memorial Fountain in front of the Burnett Center. Participating in the senior gift dedication, pictured from left, are: Mike Ferraro ’11, David DuBois ’11, Erika Beam ’11, DuBois, David Doom ’11, Nason, K.D. Bacher ’11, Mike Navari ’11, Katy Rowley ’11, and President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D.



Joseph W. Placer ’59 and Andrea Placer E. Miles Prentice III ’64 and Katharine Prentice Thomas M. Priselac ’73 and Jody Priselac Andrew Procko ’48 Anica D. Rawnsley H’03 Stanley Reed Jr. and Ann Reed George W. Roark Jr. ’46 and Barbara Roark W. Robert Robertson ’55 and Mary Jane Robertson Charles M. Rosenberg ’65 and Gayle Rosenberg Mrs. Peter C. Rossin Franklin A. Rumore ’63 and Deborah Preston William F. Saalbach and Betty Saalbach E. Ronald Salvitti ’59

John Mark Scott Jr. ’69 and Judith Scott


Robert H. Shoop, Jr. ’60 and Janet Shoop

W&J relies on the support of its dedicated alumni to maintain its character as a high-quality liberal arts institution. These benefactors are listed by class year and giving society.

Robert B. Shust ’59 and Judith Shust Richard A. Siegrist ’68 and Elisabeth Siegrist Ray G. Simms Jr. ’58 and Karel Simms

DONOR Clarence D. Randolph

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES William G. Atkinson Thomas B. Lloyd



Andrew M. Margileth Warren K. Martin


Miles H. Simon ’71 and Karen Simon


Ronald D. Snee ’63 and Marjorie C. Snee



Edgar H. Soifer ’53 and Nancy Soifer


J. Stuart Dickson

William L. Proudfit

R. Alan Fawcett

Robert W. Mather



Craig M. Moore

Calvin D. Crawford

J. Murray Freund

Russell F. Stein III ’52 and Marcia L. Stein Peter N. Stephans and Joan Stephans

James H. Bradenburg Eugene W. Atkins

Robert H. Stevenson ’64

Jack F. Lembke

H. Donald Stone Jr. ’52 and Nancy Stone

John H. Trout

William M. Stout ’64 and Saundra Stout Martha G. Sweet Mark D. Swift Dennis P. Tihansky ’65 Michael A. Timko ’88 and Susan Storrick Timko ’89 Raymond S. Tomassene ’49 LeAnne Trachok ’87 Allen F. Turcke ’49




Patrick J. Uram ’86


John C. Van Aken II ’61 and Jane Riggle Van Aken

John C. Mettler II

Jeffrey H. Van Hyning ’68 and Mary Van Hyning


Joseph K. Vargo ’89 Jonathan R. Walburn ’73 Robert G. Walker ’69 T. Urling Walker ’49 and Mabel Walker

Robert M. Kiskaddon Arch H. Logan Jr.

D. Lawrence Wickerham ’72 and Mary Louise Wickerham Peter F. Wilson ’74 and Judy Wilson

DONOR Hugh M. Miller


York F. Yochum ’64 and Nina Yochum

Ralph B. Huston Harvey D. McClure Gordon I. Norton Jr. Robert C. Waltz Paul H. Weinstein




Timothy D. Calvin E. Eugene Fisher Tom E. Horner

Donald Allison


Charles H. Booth Jr.


STATESMEN Harold W. Perkins* Somers H. Smith Jr.

CLASS OF 1942 STATESMEN Warren E. Gregg


JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Hans Conrad Harry M. Corbett

Leonard Wurzel


STATESMAN Arch J. Albanese


Kenneth B. McCandless

Joseph F. Coury

Warren S. Sellers

Nicholas B. Horsky

Robert C. Stewart

Richard D. Jones

Gilbert M. Watt

Joseph M. Kuchta


R. Victor Wood Jr. ’55 F. Leo Wright ’52 and Rosemary Wright

Edgar A. Herrman


Butler H. Waugh ’55 and Joanne M. Waugh Alan R. Weill ’59 and Nancy Y. Weill

John P. Duthie




Robert B. Scott



J. Robert Maxwell


Lauren M. Burtch Richard J. Crosbie William M. Kaylor James W. Stewart WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE














John M. Swick

Lee R. Marshall



James P. Geiger

Learned T. Bulman

D. Raymond Douglass Jr.

Paul E. Coury


Joseph H. Field

Theodore M. Slabey*

Gordon V. Thompson


STATESMEN James H. Coleman III



Warren S. Reding

Luther M. Rhine

Bernard A. Staskiewicz

Charles D. Brown Sr.

George W. Roark Jr.

STATESMAN Donn F. Covert


Dean W. Elson


John A. MacPhail

Carmel J. Passalacqua

Michael Margolies

J. Raymond Gera

Frank V. Petrone


James H. Hammett

John G. Tucker

Harry E. Butson

Howard G. Lee

John K. Johnson

Neal F. McBride


Andrew Procko

Russell A. MacCachran

E. Lee North

Jerry J. Appelbaum

David M. Sutherland

STATESMEN Robert C. McCarthy

Jack L. Paradise

Preston N. Williams

DONORS Gordon J. Adelson John M. R. Ayres Andrew M. Linn Harold J. Mondik



1781 ASSOCIATE Thomas J. Tredici


PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Robert M. Elliott Thomas R. Jordan Jeremy C. McCamic

In honor of their 40th reunion, members of the class of 1971 banded together to raise $280,380 to support Washington & Jefferson College. Achieving the highest participation rate of 37 percent, the 1971 graduates beat out five other reunion classes to secure the coveted Class Cup at the annual Homecoming Dinner. The competition honored gifts made from July 2010 to October 2011.


“The award reflects the continued interest and dedication of many members from the class of 1971 to W&J,” William Sheers ’71, professor of physics and adjunct professor of neuroscience at W&J, said. Adding that part of his motivation was personal, Ed Weingartner ’71 saw the Class Cup as a tribute to his late classmate and college roommate, Don Brabson ’71. “It was a labor of love,” he explained.


Accepting the award on behalf of the class of 1971 were Zeno Chicarilli ’71, Bob Krupkin ’71, Miles Simon ’71, Sheers, and Weingartner.

T. Urling Walker

John P. Chupinsky Francis A. Locke John E. Marlow John W. Smith Raymond S. Tomassene




John M. Kyle

Paul L. Salansky

Winfield S. Gibbs

J. Barry Loughridge

David H. Trushel

D. Andrew Grimes

Elliott B. McGrew Jr.

E. Paul Hoop Jr.

John D. McGrew


Miles C. Durfey

Nicholas Maropis

Philip A. McMahon

Burton S. Benovitz

Irwin Kabat

Charles W. Mason Jr.

William H. Meanor

Dewees H. Brown

Roger B. Rollin

Francis J. Mrukot

George M. Pyle

Richard E. Cunningham

Richard C. Stephens

Edwin J. Pear

Philip L. Reinhard Jr.

Norman Hamer

Robert R. Reeves

William J. Rice

Kenneth Headley


Robert E. Wilson

O. Earl Spencer

Warren M. Henshaw

Theodore A. Beadle

Alexander B. Stavovy

Robert W. Kellermeyer

Jerome Brown

John R. Thomas

Leonard Kreis

David B. Crowe

Arthur E. Barnes II

Howard Toboco

Joseph Kurash

Edward D. Frohlich

Oliver Wellington Brown Jr.

John E. Unger Jr.

Donald I. Levin

Chauncey R. Headley

William D. Dykstra

Edward J. White

David M. Marshall

Paul J. Kiell

Carl S. Fluke

Jay W. White

E. Don Marshall

Jerome P. Lewis

William R. Hanshumaker

Eugene H. Wilson

Earl H. McKinney

Stuart C. McCombs Jr.

Stanley E. Siegel

Jay A. Zeffiro

Sheldon N. Myers

Wallace T. Miller


Robert E. Sostheim John H. Stitely

Donald W. Butts

Arthur C. Smock

William D. Moore


Kurt H. Teil

Forrest G. Tompkins

Charles E. Azen

Barrett C. Walker

Robert W. Baird


1781 ASSOCIATES Thomas R. Carter


Wayne P. Brumm

Joseph Ellovich

John F. Emerson

James K. Davis

Edward S. Hammett

Richard A. Holan

Leonard Gilman

William T. Holland*

William E. Sterner

Ronald J. Griffith

Robert R. Teuteberg

Richard O. Tedeschi

Walter Cooper


Richard A. Krinzman


David R. Knoche Daniel Mudrick J. Leroy Myers H. Thomas Patton Jr. Warner H. Schlaupitz

Robert L. Boord

L. Jerome Schwaed

Louis R. Colussy

Bruce L. Shakely

John M. Kelchner

Robert C. Trexler

John R. Patterson

Thomas K. Ward

Paul H. Patton

William D. Watson

Richard F. Ruben

Ernest G. Weating

Henry C. Chalfant William E. Colligan Jr. Stanley L. Handelman J. Robert Manson

STATESMEN Thomas A. Dickinson John K. Henderson Joseph R. Hookey




Joseph Caruso Charles R. Justice Vincent O. Palladino




1781 ASSOCIATE Robert M. Gordon Jr.



1781 ASSOCIATE M. Carl Herron

Philip D. Williams Jr. F. Leo Wright



Charles C. Crompton

Charles A. Vogel

C. Richard Coen

John S. Wollam



Harold L. Brock

Charles W. Hoover

Joseph B. Leckie


JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Reed B. Day Richard G. Fosburg



William S. Morrison

Kenneth C. Carson Jr.

John S. Parker

William K. Krisher

Albert L. Rabenstein

Robert A. Lefkowith

Charles Roazen

Laurence P. Parmer

William Tokar

Norman F. Sirianni



Vincent R. Staffileno


Donald R. Swanson

William E. Allen


Alan M. Barnett


Rawlin A. Fairbaugh Harry D. Ferguson George A. Girty William F. Judt

Dean Behrend

J. Walter Dauber Jr.


Joseph Boodin

Marvin L. Diehl

Walter J. Pankiewicz

Richard E. Easler

David F. Crumrine

James L. Phillips

T. Lew Pitchford

Arthur A. Griffin

John E. Frank

Martin S. Handelman

Willard A. Harvey Jr.

William D. Inglis III

George H. Mondik



Clyde A. Keefer

Gordon N. Peay

Herbert E. Cable

Angelo P. Dipiazza

Robert E. Lynch

Norman Ames Posner

John N. McElravey

Richard C. Foster

James A. Mounts Jr.

Donald F. Puglisi

Melvin H. Sher

William E. Rankin

Edgar H. Soifer

Carmen J. Romeo


Joseph W. Thompson Sr.

Murray Sachs

Philip N. Smith

Henry Wechsler

John W. Rinehart

Edwin A. McGlumphy

Charles L. Sonneborn III

Nelson J. Wilson

STATESMEN James W. Corbett

Malcolm W. Reed Jr.



1781 ASSOCIATES Arthur A. Sohn Andres Uribe Butler H. Waugh

PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES E. Patrick Howard Jr. Camille J. Maravalli Lee H. McCormick Stephen D. Oliphant W. Robert Robertson William Rosenthal

“The value of a liberal arts education” NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY LEADER SPEAKS TO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES CLASS James March, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at Washington & Jefferson College, welcomed Franklin H. Yoho ’81 as a guest speaker in his environmental studies class during the fall term. Yoho, the chief commercial operations officer and senior vice president of Piedmont Natural Gas Co. in Charlotte, N.C., brings years of experience in the natural gas industry. He led a lively discussion regarding shale drilling and encouraged students to form their own opinions. “I was impressed with the students’ understanding of the local impacts, both good and bad, and their questions concerning the development of natural gas from shale resources,” Yoho said. “Being a native of western Pennsylvania, it was very interesting to hear the local perspective on what has become a significant national energy issue.” Conversations with alumni provide W&J students with valuable opportunities to hear from leaders working in their fields of interest. “It was great to have a graduate who has become successful in a new and growing field come back to talk to us,” Luke Schorr ’12 said. “It really exemplifies the value of a liberal arts education.”

Howard F. Shivers Jr. Robert A. Simonin

JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES John A. Malcolm Jr. Ronald D. McKenzie

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Kenneth E. Cramer Morton I. Davidson Demas L. McVay Jr. Richard B. Rabenstein R. Victor Wood Jr.

STATESMEN William L. Carson Jack O. Greenberg



Raymond F. Keisling

James F. Rittenhouse



Charles C. MacKey

John F. Rugh Sr.

Charles A. Davis

Norman L. Cimino

C. Rodney Miller

William R. Smith

Robert E. Holden

Robert C. Evans

Charles A. Muetzel Jr.

Charles B. Stunkard

Richard F. Mucci

Ralph L. London

Howard E. Reidbord

Philemon J. Tedeschi

Benson J. Schultz

Daniel J. Maloney

D. Lee Shroads Sr.

William H. Williamson Sr.

Charles W. Tanner Jr.

George B. Millar

Jack G. Wassam

Herbert W. Neu Jr.

John F. Slonaker Roger C. Townsend

DONORS John W. Dean


Duane H. Dull Sr.


Gerald A. Harshman Jr.

Roger T. Abelson

Stephen R. Kladakis Thomas W. Platt R. Walter Powell




Stuart A. Rosenthal Richard L. Ross Charles A. Rowe Alva Gayman Shrontz

LAZEAR ASSOCIATES James R. Durig Ray G. Simms Jr.

Ronald P. Sandmeyer Sr.

Ralph D. Rush


Paul V. Pesavento

1781 ASSOCIATE Russell H. Briggs



Charles H. Lee


Wilfred J. McAloon Jr.


Robert B. Campbell


E. Ronald Salvitti

James R. McNabb Jr.

T. Roger Entress

Sheldon A. Weinstein

Chauncey E. Frazier II Russell G. Mobley


Blynn L. Shideler

David J. Burkey


Jay L. Jenkins

J. Randolph Birch

Richard H. Piatt

Richard D. Gilardi

Joseph M. Warsaw

David W. Moore


WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Kenneth E. Bell Richard L. Carson Richard J. Carter


Henry Gelband

Arthur J. Nowak

David F. Alter



Robert S. Fleming

E. Thomas Deutsch Jr.

Dale R. Bowne

Vincent S. Franz Jr.

Arnold J. Eisenfeld

James W. Condrin

Chester S. Handelman

George V. Frank

Henry W. Fulton Jr.

F. Jay Keefer

Harry W. Fuchs III

H. Glenn Hostetter

Robert J. Suwak

George Hollingshead

Norman C. Hunt

John Kladakis

LEMOYNE ASSOCIATES James H. Knepshield M. David Odle

1781 ASSOCIATES Robert P. Krass Robert B. Shust Alan R. Weill

PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Geoffrey W. Bennett Friedrich R. Crupe Anthony J. Franty Jr. George M. Inglis Joseph P. Mock

J. Rogers Kossler


John M. Mackey

Edward C. Dalglish

George E. McVehil Jr.

Ronald G. Dolasky


Dennis Patrick Must

James R. Duncan Sr.

Robert M. Glad

Bertrand C. Pitchford

J. Robert Franz

Merton W. Hutton

Robert W. Sommer

Marcus A. Gottlieb

Raymond P. Johnston

Frank S. Kazmierczak

Paul C. Holtz

Charles J. Steinmayer Jr.

Burton H. Pollock

George G. Moffat

Yun-Kuk Kim

Andrew P. Puglise


Frederick A. Schrader

Richard T. Rosenburgh

Stephen Banko

W. Homer Snodgrass

Ronald M. Roth

Charles J. Burstin

Earl Dean Volmer


Edward A. Stevens Jr.

Robert T. Brinton

James A. Wheeler

Charles T. D’Alessio

Don L. Fuhr Michael A. Miscio

Herbert O. Nichols

Joel W. Shelkrot


James A. Lynn



John S. Perry

Edwin B. Spragg

Arthur B. Scott

Sidney R. Steiner

Michael R. Zimmerman

Michael E. Wald Benjamin Weinberger

STATESMEN Patterson R. Cowder


Jack H. Dym

Joseph F. Andrews

Michael H. Geller

William C. Boesman

Robert M. Gordon

Donald R. Fullem

Thomas A. Halter

Leonard Marshall

Dale G. Johnston

Nelson E. Miles

R. Talbott Miller

Ronald F. Miller

Lee M. Neiman

Joseph T. Pounds

David H. Radack

Lawrence H. Wanetick

Lawrence D. Romboski Byron W. Scott Mayer W. Selekman Frederick R. Simpson Robert A. Sphar



LAZEAR ASSOCIATE Stanford B. Trachtenberg

1781 ASSOCIATES Ralph G. Fennell John A. Olsen Frank J. Suatoni Jr. Presidents Associates James H. McMaster Robert H. Shoop Jr. Stephen B. Tily III

JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES George E. Chorba III John J. Montgomery Michael P. Pivar J. Frederick Sharer

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES W. Roger Davidson William S. Decker Jr. R. Royal King Theodore M. Madzy Stephen J. Mihalek Athas H. Tsigas

STATESMEN Alan A. Allen Ronald Paul Benjamin Robert W. Bowser Raymond O. Brancolini Anthony M. Harrison James W. Karaman Roy J. Krochmal Robert F. Livingston Bertram Harold Lubin Kenneth M. Malgay Sanford T. Marcus Richard A. Meyer Willis J. Pierre Joel Safier Richard E. Schwirian Sherwin J. Siff William E. Sloka Sanford M. Weinstein

“A life-changing experience”

DONORS Alfred J. Alexander


Anthony F. Babicka Jr.

Washington & Jefferson College is sending more students out into the world than ever before, with more than 250 Presidents participating in international experiences in 2010-11. One student, Donnelle Jageman ’12 (pictured center), traveled to Delhi, India, where she helped provide disadvantaged women with counseling and skill-building classes to increase their self-sufficiency.

James R. Boyd

Many of these opportunities are funded through initiatives like the award-winning Magellan Project, the Hugh Taylor Travel Awards, the Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership, and the Barbara Betler Greb and Edward Martin Greb Endowed Student International Travel Award Fund.

Robert E. Dyer

In addition, support from the International Programs Fund helps to provide W&J students with regional cultural experiences and travel funds, awarding 30 students a year the chance to spend a semester abroad. “Our students consistently identify studying abroad as a life-changing experience,” Traci Fruehauf, director of global education at W&J, said. “With the support of the International Programs Fund, more of our students have access to these transformational opportunities, which not only lead to unparalleled self-discovery, but also prepare them to contribute to a global community.”

Lee W. Borden William H. Collar H. Nicholas Collins Jr. Thomas H. Cunningham Dennis C. Eklund* Thomas G. Gahagan Joseph W. Greco Jr. James E. Lombard Howard G. Martin Jr. Warren F. Mazek Michael R. Morelli Clifford A. Morton



Nicholas A. Pascuzzi

Richard E. Charles

William J. Sharp

Nicholas Delsignore


Gary R. Sheffer

Robert E. Greene

Robert E. Daniel

Robert P. Wallace

Joseph M. Levin

James M. Ewing

Michael Witkin

James A. Neison

Joseph G.C. Francis


Ralph J. Zecchino

Richard G. Seymann

J. Thomas McCandless

Peter M. Bonadio

Eric J. Spirer

William J. Morgan

F. Nelson Keeney



Franklin A. Rumore W. Karl Vannewkirk

Robert M. Steiner Robert A. Anderson



Duncan M. Brown

J. Paul Clarke

Salvi T. Altomare

Craig W. Caldwell

Paul S. Drohan

Joel L. Falik

Ronald M. Dagar

Stephen Todd Fisher

Warren L. Falk

Charles H. Eaton

Mark J. Goldberg

William M. Fogel

Andrew A. Goletz

Stephen B. Levine

Edward C. Kaleugher

Thomas B. Heflin

George R. Mauk

Henry H. Hood Jr.



Joseph O’Donnell

Michael N. Matzko

Stephen S. Bennett

Robert H. Ream

William E. McCorkle Jr.

Richard P. Bollinger

Jon S. Adler

Richard A. Smiarowski

William A. Meddings

Louis V. DiBello

Norman S. Mass

V. Anthony Spallone

Stanton I. Moldovan

John G. Dziak

Jonathan D. Rosenthal

Johnson L. Thistle

Richard Rifkin

Robert A. Hall Jr.

Bernard R. Smedley

James C. Shelby Jr.

James T. Herron Jr.

Samuel V. Spagnolo

Larry W. Sumney

James S. Leib

Jeffrey C. Tweedy

Louis L. Marines

Adrian R. Van Strien

James F. Moore

Norman J. Weinberger

John L. Musmanno



1781 ASSOCIATE Stanley E. Rockman


John F. Workmeister Jr.


Raymond L. Anderson


Saul R. Berg

Walter Flamenbaum

Peter J. Gulden Jr.

Calvin M. McIntyre


Richard D. Barnhill

Thomas F. Rosenberg

James F. Slabe

E. Eugene Best

Harvey M. Rubin

Roy A. Blair II

Walter A. Schade Jr.


John T. Carson

William B. Schonberg*

John E. Frazier II

Robert E. Hamilton

Gary B. Shaw

Walter Y. Malcolm

George L. Spillers

David E. Manes

Daniel M. Sprague

Patrick D. Moore

Sanford F. Tolchin

Edward H. Miller III David W. Steinbach John C. Van Aken II

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES John J. Duda Joseph W. Kormuth Jr. Arthur L. Nudelman George H. Penn II


PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Charles J. Labelle Thomas E. McNabb

Marvin A. Perer


Howard A. Scalzi

James W. Clarke

Edward J. Venanzi

Michael W. Datch

STATESMEN William C. Abraham

Joseph A. Pacelli Wesley H. Peterson

George W. Knight Murray J. Levith

DONORS Timothy E. Annin

James A. Garrettson Jr. Ronald M. Grossman

Arthur K. Nakashima

William Fedorochko Jr.

Thomas F. Upson Roland P. Wilder Jr.


John A. Yauch




Edwin W. Billmire

John F. Naughton William E. Reisinger Ronald D. Snee

Melvin E. Mounts Jr.


Paul C. Pennock

Jerry A. Dorsch

Stuart Berkowitz

Anthony C. Iantosca

Philip R. Bronner

Arthur C. Morrissey

Dennis J. Delprato Harry A. Mink John P. Proudfit William M. Schmidt David R. Schucker William G. Siple




Richard W. Mains Jr.

Frank D. Hamlin Jr.

Paul H. Comfort

Joseph V. Newman Sr.

Ronald N. McElhaney

Arnold W. Cushner

William L. Proudfit

Donald C. Murray Jr.

Philip R. Delmer

David L. Sommerville

Robert W. Sonnhalter Jr.

Peter B. Eaton

Charles P. Eaton

Robert H. Stevenson

Malcolm S. Weiss

Joseph C. Eckert

William N. Macartney III

Job Taylor III

Michael R. Wilson

Michael R. Elliott

Douglas P. Woodman

Robert E. Howes



E. Miles Prentice III William M. Stout

1781 ASSOCIATES James W. Baird Kenneth M. Mason Jr. George W. Zannos

PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Thomas G. Frazier J. Barry Hemphill

JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Charles L. Foss Jr. John S. Kern

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Irwin L. Browarsky James W. Clark Mark H. Frankel Roger S. Golomb

Alan P. Mark


G. Donald Markle

A. Robert Ahlgren

James S. Snow Jr.

Raymond H. Baer

John G. Turnbull

Charles K. Bens

York F. Yochum

Gabriel J. Bober Fred K. Briard


Nelson Bunin

Fred T. Erskine III

Gary E. Campbell

W. Robert Kennedy

T. Bruce Carpenter Jr.

Allan N. Levine

Donald E. Cermak

Allen R. Lewis John Y. Mace Jr. Donald N. Merz Gary D. Richmond James H. Russell Howard Semins Frank J. Vandall


FOUNDERS ASSOCIATES Robert M. Beavers Jr. David C. Leslie

“An opportunity to stay involved” PARENTS SERVE AS VALUED SPOKESPEOPLE FOR W&J Felicity Williams ’11 (pictured center) is congratulated by her proud parents after the annual Commencement ceremony in May. A political science major and executive member of the Black Student Union at W&J, Williams is now attending The College of William & Mary Law School.

LEMOYNE ASSOCIATES Albert G. Nickel Charles M. Rosenberg

1781 ASSOCIATES John W. Bean Richard B. Crosbie Norman L. Fine

Parents like Williams’ play an invaluable role at W&J. In addition to entrusting the College with their children’s education, many go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of W&J students by providing the College with additional financial support.


With the help of the Parents’ Council, W&J received more than $55,000 from parents of current students during the 2010-11 fiscal year. The Council serves as a bridge of communication between W&J parents and the College’s administration, faculty, students, alumni and friends. Members of the Council serve as spokespeople for the entire parent constituency and act as leaders in advising and financially supporting W&J.


David and Corrine DiBenedetto, parents of David DiBenedetto ’14, enjoy sharing their passion for W&J with parents of current students and prospective students. “The Council gives us an opportunity to stay involved, keep updated on campus activities and ensure that our son, David, is utilizing all that the College has to offer, including its outstanding career service opportunities,” they said.

David B. McWilliams

Allan B. Goodrich Stephen M. Greenberg Calvin R. Harvey J. Gaven Hurley Conway A. Jeffress Jr. Henry L. Kettler



David A. Kier

James J. Vangundy


Jay A. Leipzig

Larry R. Klevans

Timothy R. Wisecarver

Alexander Blain IV

Donald A. MacGregor

John M. Noah

Richard P. Zaharoff

Thomas L. Carter

Thomas R. Marshall

Edward E. Smock

John W. Ceraso

Thomas W. Martindale

Edwin J. Tomko

Bosworth L. Farson Jr.

Edward M. Peck

Robert S. Frankel

Gerald M. Prado

Terry J. Hancock

Audra D. Robinson

William A. Jackson

Craig M. Rothman


Gerard M. Kendzior

Jonathan Solomon

Jerrell L. Angell

Steven J. Kothe

Charles R. Stauffer Jr.

James D. Pareso

James W. Maloy

David G. Trainer

Richard W. Ralph

Thomas E. Weyer

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Ronald F. Bargiband Geoffrey A. Gwynn Michael K. Legg John L. Mason John P. Unice Leonard B. Zadecky



PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Daniel Bethem J. Herbert Gaul Jr.

Arthur S. Brooks

David R. Leonard

John O. Cole Jr.

Victor J. Raskin

Kenneth T. Cooper

Thomas H. Sprague

William D. Creighton Walter H. Dimling


James H. Duff

William C. Ruha

Charles R. Hartman III

Richard Joel Ulevitch

Lawrence F. Del Pizzo

Ronald E. Hinebaugh Robert J. Jenison Sr.


Barry H. Kart

Thomas Scott Boyd Jr.

A. Paul King

Charles W. Bruton Jr.

Thomas Kinser

Kenneth W. Getty Jr.

Alan J. Montgomery

Charles M. Robbins

Charles L. Inglefield

Horatio J. Petrocelly Jr.

Carl M. Rock Jr.


1781 ASSOCIATES Dennis M. Betz

Thomas P. Benic Thomas C. Fry David E. Gadd Robert J. Holzheimer Alfred P. Ilch Clifford B. Lewis

Victor Lazzaro Jr.



Barrett Burns


George M. Fatula Sr.

Richard T. Clark

Edward W. Fox Sr. Fred N. Herskowitz


Carl M. Sandler

Charles T. Nason



Joseph Prestia


Richard P. Rush

Edward J. Dobkin

James O. Scott

Michael A. Donadee

James L. Foye

Terry A. Scott

Arnold E. Fingeret

Stuart B. Katz

Dennis P. Tihansky

Ronald D. Grandel

Michael A. Levy

David H. Trask

Frank M. Hall Jr.

David L. Ream

Alex J. Haralam

Telford W. Thomas

Paul W. Huckans

Jack O. Williams



Clifford C. Evans

William M. Hemphill

1781 ASSOCIATES Robert M. Cherry Jeffrey H. Van Hyning


Wayne A. Allridge

Robert S. Luttrell

Jack D. Baer

Stephen D. Marriner Jr.

Lawrence W. Bray

Louis A. Pagano

Bruce A. Harlan

Marc Pollock

Frank B. Bertovich

Charles McClain Hoak II

Robert E. Reader II

John T. Carey

James B. Hobson Jr.

Samuel K. Rock Jr.

Robert M. Entwisle III

Richard W. Kirsch Jr.

David W. Seitz


Norman A. Fair


Franklin D. Kuzy

David C. Sperling

Larry W. Fifer

Jay D. Allen

Bert M. Moldovan

David M. Warrington

William R. Henrick

James D. Lebedda

Robert J. Murray

Clyde P. Yates

Richard William Hopkins

Allen C. Snyder

William D. Newill Jr.

Porter L. Hovey

Judson W. Starr

Burt Joel Nydes

Gordon F. Keeler Jr.

Thomas A. Spataro

Raymond G. Kingsley

STATESMEN David B. Agostoni

Curt P. Ellenberg John G. Lovelace Gordon E. Swartz




Bert R. Maggio

William E. Milligan

Dean C. Morrow

Donald G. Myers


Kenneth L. Baker

Robinson T. Rhodes

Richard E. Orwig Jr.

Charles W. Harris Jr.

Ralph D. Hirsch

William R. Rowse Jr.

Robert E. Petrie Jr.

Charles E. Powell Jr.

J. Michael Lacey

Jay K. Sadlon

Gary D. Plummer

John Mark Scott Jr.

Edward J. Petrick Jr.

C. Malcolm Stone

Donald P. Watson

Patrick D. Sculley

Victor M. Rudkin

Daniel J. Wehner

Harold L. Yankelevitz

Robert G. Walker

Williamson White

Gregory D. Zeigler


Andrew G. Zelenka Jr.

Edward D. Beslow

Anthony Zettlemoyer

Lewis W. Birmingham


Kenneth J. Bondra


Leonard E. Evans

Stephen D. Berman

Lawrence J. Friedman

Ronald D. Doemland

William L. Gaunt


Robert B. Ill

Robert E. Arnold

Philip E. Hamill

George M. Mellis


JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES David G. Bashour Charles W. Johnston Robert C. McQueen Robert B. Sommer Lawrence W. Weber

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Paul G. Lucas Richard K. Mason James K. Nicely Blaine C. Prinkey J. William Smith James H. Taylor Paul M. Zabetakis

STATESMEN A. Paul Aversano Jon A. Barkman C. Randall Board Alan S. Drohan Daniel O. Hensell George D. Kennedy William H. Markle

“An expression of respect” HIGHMARK PROFESSORSHIP SUPPORTS NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH Ronald J. Bayline, associate professor of biology and director of the neuroscience program at Washington & Jefferson College, has been appointed the inaugural Highmark Professor in Health Science. The announcement was made by President Tori Haring-Smith, Ph.D., and Evan Frazier, Highmark’s senior vice president of community affairs, at W&J’s annual Convocation ceremony in September.

Thomas A. Musi Mephie-Mbuya Ngoi William Skillcorn III John C. Succop Jr. George W. Wood II Jeffry H. Young

DONORS Ralph L. Amos Donald C. Belt

“This endowed professorship helps ensure ongoing funding for a key faculty member, and provides programming and research support for that individual,” Haring-Smith said. “It’s an expression of respect for the quality of education provided at W&J.”

Donald W. Bushyager

Due to the generosity of donors like Highmark, W&J faculty members receive important support for research, teaching and special projects. “This professorship will allow me to continue my research with students during the next several years by providing funding for students and research materials needed to investigate the regulation of neuromuscular development,” Bayline said.

Gary W. Geis

Congratulating Bayline, pictured second from right, on this honor are Haring-Smith, Frazier and James C. White II, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty.

Thomas W. Carr David J. Cohen Charles R. Gillett Kenneth G. Jackson Jr. Scott P. Kenney Edward Malachosky II John Robert Mann William Frederick Martson Jr.



Robert J. Mizwa

John T. Webster

Robert L. Lindsay

Walter A. Regula Jr.

John M. Zoscak Jr.

David C. O’Leary


Randall S. Peffer

James F. Gismondi Jr.


Thomas R. Ross II

Lathe T. Haynes

James F. Easton

William S. Sheers

Scott A. Herz

Howard M. Freedlander

Ching-Quo Wong

Thomas H. Prickett

Francis A. Ronco Jeffrey P. Schmoyer Edmund J. Wise Jr.


Gary J. Singer

C. Steven Heft C. Barton Jones



Michael I. Mallinger

James A. Blaine Jr.

Jonathan G. Pomeroy

Lawrence M. Coco



George Retos Jr.

Gordon M. Core

E. Daniel Ayers Jr.

McClellan A. DuBois

Joseph R. Shreiner Jr.

Mark E. Davis

Robert W. Coren

T. Scott Frank

Edwin C. Culbertson

Gary E. Kolb

Violet Robertson Forrest

Jeffrey P. Lake

Kenneth M. Heffron


Michael J. Medden

W. Roger Johnson

William F. Pore

Richard H. MacSherry


Thomas Alfred Thielet

Lee R. Mandel

Zeno N. Chicarilli

James H. Thomas

Jeanne Arnold McGuffin

Miles H. Simon

Charles Edward Weingartner

Robert A. McLuckey

MCGUFFEY ASSOCIATES Walter B. Massenburg Andrew G. McIlvaine


Charles A. Parlato


Donald R. Rodgers Jr.

William A. Coch Terry L. Evans John R. Ferraro Donald G. Lightfoot

1781 ASSOCIATES Coleman Hughley


Mark R. Koch




Bruce M. Wolf


James P. Villotti Jr.

Paul Scoles

M. Terrance Simon William A. Slotter Robert M. Surdam Jr.

DONORS Walter M. Hertenstein Jim McCandless

Frederick M. Hyser

Stanley L. Bonis

Edward L. Martin

Dominic A. Colaizzo


F. Amy Martin

Charles F. Marcy

Richard J. Roginski

Samuel J. Paisley

James C. Smith Jr.

Robert T. Crothers Eric J. Held Charles W. Zubritsky III



William R. Horbatt Nicholas Tapyrik

John F. Brady Philip J. Jackson Webster B. Kinnaird


Michael P. Lynch

William J. Bentz

Gordon C. Miller

David A. Kenney

Morton L. Weinstein

Jeffrey S. Lyons John L. Mitchell


Alexander G. Paterson

David L. Garber

Robert E. Waidmann

Gregory Michael Gyauch

Robert A. Relick

William C. Weaver


Alan B. Witkower

Joseph H. Menendez



Donald J. Snyder Jr.


Jeffrey Y. Solomon

Thomas M. Priselac

D. Lawrence Wickerham

JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Paul T. Cullen Vincent S. Graziano



Gary S. Haas


Bruce R. Johnson

Jess M. Alonso

Alan C. Patterson

Kenneth E. Kirby

A. Parker Burroughs III

Richard H. Pocock Jr.

Philip F Mamolito

T. Andrew Candor


Robert H. Savarese

Joseph D. Messick

Ira E. Baumgartel

Charles T. Drevna

Robert F. Milspaw

Mallard T. George

Patrick J. Duff

Robert K. Pigozzi

Dennis A. Kovalsky

Mark A. Hollis

Alexander M. Miller IV



Glenn W. MacTaggart

Peter C. Lacey

Stephen D. Hoyt


Michael S. Siegel

Philip A. Martone Jr.

Honey Carroll Kirk

Paul E. Bernstein

Norman E. McHolme

Clifford W. Martin

Henry Darlington III

Gary D. Thompson

Brian Milosh

David S. Dempsey

John V. Trachok

Jonathan G. Moll

Richard Alan Diehl

William M. Seneca


David E. Junker

Thomas W. Smith

Robert D. Kearney

Paul L. Bickerton

Mark L. Tabor

Glenn Knobelman

Ronald N. Bindas

Ronald O. Valdiserri

William L. Lane Jr.

William S. Blakemore Jr.

Jonathan R. Walburn

David R. Machak

Kurt E. Blaugher

Edwin C. Williams Jr.

Mark R. Mathews Sr.

L. William Cashdollar

Richard A. Williams

Susan Frank McClure

JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Dana Graham Devereux Richard J. Federman R. Burke McLemore

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES John M. Brinsko Alan G. Greenwald Mark R. Katlic Timothy A. Kulp

Wilma Shaffer Caton

Nancy Volk McNeal

Jeffrey S. Craig

Douglas R. Miller Evelyn Young Ruschel Peter S. Shek Michael G. White


LAZEAR ASSOCIATES Louise Kirkpatrick Ross Peter J. Ross

LEMOYNE ASSOCIATES Barbara Koach DeWitt Stephen M. Ross



“A wonderful way for alumni to reconnect” PAST PRESIDENTS GIVE BACK TO ATHLETICS PROGRAM Director of Athletics Bill Dukett (pictured second from left) catches up with Washington & Jefferson College alumni and athletics supporters Andrew Aloe ’76, David White ’77, Chris Hubbell ’82 and Doug McBride ’77 after the Homecoming football game. The Presidents defeated Geneva 24-7 in their first meeting with the Golden Tornadoes as a full member of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. Alumni and friends who support W&J athletic programs are members of the Pete Henry Society. Named after the late beloved coach and athletic director Wilbur F. (Pete) Henry ’20, the Society provides W&J alumni and friends with a way to benefit today’s student-athletes.

Elizabeth Hurwitz-Schwab


JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Donn B. Atkins Jane Saperstein Drabkin Stephen Kresovich Joanne Burnley Ladley Brian G. Orr

Proceeds from the annual Pete Henry Society golf tournament in June help fund W&J’s 24 athletic programs. Alumni also stay involved by serving as honorary co-captains at sporting events throughout the year.

David N. Rutt

“Since its inception, our alumni have shown great support for the Pete Henry Society, which helps our 24 teams compete nationally in NCAA Division III,” Dukett said. “The annual golf outing in June is a wonderful way for alumni to reconnect with the College and to support our teams.”


Peter F. Wilson

Robert H. Bickerton Patricia Harrison Easton



Duncan J. Forsyth


Howard D. Hoffman

Wallace N. Tobin

Michael R. Girard

Kenneth R. Melani

Ronald A. Ignotz

Andrew B. Walker

Charles F. Houghton Jr.

Michael D. Nettleton

Donald E. McCloskey II

Jeffrey H. Welsh

Joseph L. Lenkey R. Blair Summersgill


James H. Oberfeitinger


Dru Hanna Schoenborn


Joseph A. Veres

Stephen J. Barone

Susan Webreck Alman

Bonnie Ciaffoni Watts

Christine Parsons Belvedere

Phyllis Ann Glover Cucchiani

Edward M. Morascyzk

Mario Dipietrantonio

Leonard P. Blass

James H. Norris

Larry A. Drapela

James D. Brodell

Steven J. Pinelli

Chris L. Bromfield

Beverly Werme Schulman

Peter D. Browne

Tom Squitieri

Curtis R. Bucher Jr. George H. Connerat Jr.


Kevin K. Cutrell

David Allan Drabkin

Paul A. D’Orazio

Lou Ann Holtzinger Eader

J. Gregory Drummond

Elaine Kathryn Geris

Dava Esman

Robin McGinn Graziano

Raymond K. Grimes

Anthony N. Solomita

Ralph A. Capone

James H. MacBride Joyce O’Neal Dorothy Martin Powers John A. Rodgers Edward B. Wood

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Patricia A. Brletic Wayne N. Campbell

John A. Yankura

Mary Fletcher Laplante


Patricia A. Metz

Debra Williams Aromatorio Sanford F. Beyer II Andrew C. Billie Jr. Rita Terek Flaherty Susan Nill Flynn John R. Hillman Jr. R. Daniel Knox Robert G. Langley Tim J. Mains Philip D. O’Connell III Kathryn E. Podvia Carolyn Nelson Sabroske

Thomas J. Lester

STATESMEN David W. Beyer


Christopher N. Hyser


Jennifer Jones Lucas

Scott H. Leaf

Charles S. Palmer Jr.

Robert S. Korneke

Grant A. Ross


Gerald J. Schoenborn Jack N. Soodik John C. Witsberger

1781 ASSOCIATES Andrew Aloe Michelle DeFrancesco Aloe


David L. White




Robert A. Glass III Sylvia M. Roma


R. Keith Bragonier

John J. McCague III

Anthony B. Cocciolone

Thomas J. Shula

Douglas R. Colkitt

Constance L. Trelka

Vincent P. D’Auria Alan J. Evelyn


Philip B. Friedman

D. Elgart Aster

Joseph M. Hanson

Christine A. Huselton

Max D. Humbert

A. Scott Patti

Martin J. Edwards

Andrew J. Glaid IV

George B. Kaknes Jr.



PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Gretchen Blaugher Gockley James M. Gockley Paul P. Medvedo Jr. John E. Tate Ray Verlinich

Joseph H. Liput Jr.


Steven P. Orbin


James H. Cahoon

William W. Booth

David W. Powers

Thomas A. Castillenti

William B. Connors


Mark J. Powers

James J. Castle

Wendy Moskat Hamilton

Patricia M. Relosky

Gary Defilippo

Wayne A. Martin


Carl H. Vulcan

Joan Kinick Defilippo

Jeffrey A. Nunes

Sharlene F. Williams

Joyce Webb Gelles

Timothy P. Schieffelin

Frederick D. Zonino Jr.


Gary L. Churgin James E. Leckie Thomas A. Shoup


James A. Goldwater


Francis Michael McCaffrey

George E. Alter III

Dale W. Pcsolyar

David A. Belvedere

Marnie Abraham Russell

William W. Cruikshank

Patricia L. Brundage

Gary J. Swegal

Russell A. Drozdiak

STATESMEN Deborah Ream Cowden





Mary E. Ducato-Coley

Louise Caruso Cox

Jane F. Gaertner

Anita Chipoletti Davis

Paul S. Gelles

Thomas E. Drakeley

James B. Geshay

Ruth H. Dukelow

Karen Laine Lazar

Michael A. Eisenfeld

Donna Levinsky Milewski

Brooke Elias

Christopher L. Montgomery

Linda Nelan Irey

Robert Timothy Murphy

P. Keith Jones

Ernest B. Ricci

Douglas B. McBride

Stephen D. Tiley

Barbara Senich Miller

Robert A. Urso

Thomas G. Necastro

Mark J. Vavrek

Nancy J. Norris

Joseph A. Wineman

David A. Roberts

Mary C. Martini

Catherine Cross Roman


Donald M. Morgan

Susan F. Smith

Glenn C. Rice

Jeffry M. Betler

Robert J. Somplatsky

Peter S. Frey

Thomas M. Biksey

Donald J. Strunk

Susan Kormanik Geiger



Paul W. Braunegg Stephen F. Calderon

David A. Ross

Lene H. Carpenter


Robert Pierattini

John D. Simon


William E. Bozzo

Timothy W. Morris Jeffrey T. Recker Barbara Burson Rutt Robert A. Shor Thomas J. Sniscak Thomas John Weir Jr.


Michael P. Sabolsky Mark C. Shaw Nancy A. Sukys George D. Utley III Keith A. Waddle

STATESMEN Deborah Covaleski Dobbins Kris L. Ellis James M. Fernberger Brian K. Kerr Ronald O. Lewis Jeffrey A. Martin Peggy Sten Northrop F. Noel Parent III Richard J. Pinelli Sr.

“An opportunity to research my interests” SCHOLARSHIP ALLOWS SENIOR TO STUDY CAREER OF LEGENDARY STUDENT-ATHLETE President Tori Haring-Smith welcomes family members of Charles “Pruner” West ’24 to campus in September. The family attended a dedication ceremony in honor of West at the U. Grant Miller Library. Pictured from left are grandson Michael Nickens, Haring-Smith, daughter Linda West Nickens, and granddaughter Crystal Nickens.

Susan Jordan Walker Cheryl Voskamp Wineman

DONORS James E. Bable Gerald H. Cerrone Charles B. Dehainaut James Gizzie Michael P. Meyer

A legendary student-athlete at W&J, West led the Presidents’ football team to their only Rose Bowl appearance in 1922 against the University of California, becoming the first African-American quarterback to play in the nation’s oldest bowl game. To read more on West, turn to page 8.

Katherine Graham Mills

English major Allyson Gilmore ’12 was able to research West’s athletic and professional career as a 2011 recipient of The Teagle Diversity Scholarship. Supported by funding through The Teagle Foundation, the scholarship allows one student each year to pursue an independent summer project on a diversity-related issue under the guidance of a W&J faculty member.

Susan Andrews Wiles

“The scholarship gave me an opportunity to research my interests outside of class, which I enjoyed,” she said. “The highlight of the project was speaking with West’s family and reconnecting them with the College. The experience meant a lot to me.”


Suzanne Nard Swegal


Paula Cohn Sorensen John G. Van Cleve Nancy Hyde Wilkes Victoria Dewey Wood



1781 ASSOCIATE Clifford E. Hellberg

Deborah Thompson Stout


J. Jeffrey Rich

Susan Rodgers Wehar

Lisa A. Balash

Keith S. Somers

Robert R. Beyer

Alma Long Staskiewicz

Derek R. Brown

Rhonda J. Sudina

Billie Betler Eaves

Ronald M. Unice


Kimberly M. Eisiminger William K. Haskins



Mark R. Larimer

Anthony Calabro Jr.

Mary Ann Butera Pendleton

William James Mattern

Gary L. Ford


Kimberly Bakale Miller

David A. Herchko


Carolyn Young Strunk

Michael D. Lingenfelter

Peter F. Wagner

Lyn Celenza Dyster

Mark E. Vogel

Peter M. Matgouranis

Anthony J. Zinobile

Timothy L. McErlean

Jeffrey A. Yunkun

JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Harold T. Carpenter Nathan D. Chambers




Donna Haley Grier Mark E. Previtt

Harry A. Lehman III Gordon B. Miller Jr. Thomas W. Oates Jr. Peter C. Sullivan

Thomas J. Leydig

Christine A. Ward

Cheryl A. Maze Lisa Burgunder Morris


David B. Myers

Gary R. Bedford

Jeffrey J. Norton

Pamela Haywood Bilich

William Piper Jr.

David Dusenbery Wallace B. Greene


William A. Irvin III

Deborah L. Calderazzo

Barry P. Markovitz

James W. Cameron

Ricci A. Minella

Gary Sams

Sandra Evans Sarnicke

Mark J. South

David L. Sclarsky

Thomas B. Staskiewicz

Dale E. Veres

Eugene F. Petrilla



Robert L. Volosky Sharon Swieconek Volosky Bradley A. Weber

William H. Davis


B. John Pendleton Jr.

Judith Defilippis Eaton Ann P. Fallon


April Fields Greene

Sybil Horne McKeegan

Mark E. Yecies


Martin J. Yoskovich


Henry B. Furio

A. Michael Pratt

David B. Jones

Melinda Elish Riccitelli

Joy Kinick Jones

Samuel D. Riccitelli

Scott Rush Kingston Susan Jonnatti Maxwell

1781 ASSOCIATES Roger S. Goodell

Mark W. Stewart Kathyann Presutti Wilson

Eric C. Lundgren



Mark O. Hrutkay Franklin H. Yoho



1781 ASSOCIATES David J. Beveridge

Jeffrey L. Fine

Frank Cotter Jr.

William T. Dymond Jr.

Cheryl Medich Leydig

Alexander L. Eckman

Lauren Pratt Lundgren


Stephen V. Martin

Margaret Brown Ellis

Edwin A. McGlumphy Jr.

Holly H. Blakemore

Julius Farkas

Douglas A. Bloom

Kevin M. Gmiter

George K. Brodell

Karen Sprock Hunka


Kerin L. Fresa-Dillon

Joseph M. Labuda II

Frank C. Botta

David M. Mego

Charles A. Harry

Stephen T. Liu

Richard J. Burnheimer

Kevin A. Ohlson

Lawrence E. Loper

Timothy Walter Lucas

Nancy Morgan Cameron

Kathy A. Ruhl

Ranelle Miele-Nadeau

Andrew Christian Rojas

Melissa Hoffman Damiano

George V. Thieroff Jr.

Samuel A. Murgie

Joann Grcich Russak

Barry R. Fabriziani

Carla J. Vrsansky

Marjorie Green Opp

Rosemary O’Leary Rutland

Elizabeth A. Griffin

Chris Sonson

Kim Schroeder Theleen

Mark McGraw






Peter J. Henry


Susan McKown Beard

G. Mark Jodon

Patricia Slosky Briggs

Clayton T. Hardon

Dorothy Robison Collins

Winona Gardill Keener

Florence Haggerty Celento

Paul D. Crain

David F. Landis

Helen Holland Hall

Ernest P. Deleon

Michael C. Patrick

Andrew M. Hirsch

Sarana Becker Donaldson

Raymond D. Tedesco

Christine Bradford Joy

Chris A. Dunn

Craig G. Walters

Donald E. Morgan Jr.

Michael J. Fediaczko

Jeffrey L. Weaver

Ronald J. Ogrodowski

Joseph J. Golian

Michael H. Winiarski*

Mark A. Reese

Elizabeth A. Hays

Carl B. Zacharia

Carma Sprowls-Repcheck

Peter M. Panchura


Royce W. Wilhelm Joyce Zubritsky Witowski



PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Diane Tangalos Dorogy Sharon Cmar Murtha

JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Cynthia Leposki Martin Deborah Mendel McGlumphy Alan G. Micco Terrence M. Monteverde Mark A. Wirant

“A valuable source of highly skilled candidates”

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Joseph C. Jordan Karen Maletta Lang James L. Newhouse


Robert S. Sensky

James J. McCaffrey, senior vice president of sales at CONSOL Energy (pictured left), presents Michael Grzesiak, vice president for development and alumni relations at Washington & Jefferson College, with a check in support of the W&J Science Initiative.

Robert K. Wicker III

In addition to funding the sciences at W&J, CONSOL contributes to other campus projects, sustains an employee matching gift program, and provides internships and job opportunities for students. With its corporate headquarters in the Pittsburgh region, CONSOL’s close proximity to W&J’s campus makes the national energy leader a target employer of W&J graduates.

Steven K. Aronoff

“CONSOL Energy is proud of its longstanding partnership with and charitable support of Washington & Jefferson College,” said McCaffrey, who serves on the College Board of Trustees. “We look forward to continued involvement with the College as we regard it as an esteemed local institution and a valuable source of highly skilled candidates for employment.” Support from foundations and corporations like CONSOL plays a significant role in furthering teaching, research and student needs at W&J.

Karen Scarborough Wicker

STATESMEN Anthony D. Bartirome Albert Bates Jr. Daniel P. Colligan Thomas James Condosta David L. Conn Jacqueline Semzock Conn Jan Tudor Demartini Carla T. Falcon-Blackwell Lauren Schwerha Farrell



David J. Keener Jr.


David S. Kushner

Albert J. Apicella Jr.

Michael P. Ladisic

Kent W. Davis

David J. Leggett

Karen Grosso Lambert

Lisa C. Hamilton

Ralph J. Reda Susan L. Richardson


Cynthia Amodio Levi



John D. Noel


Daniel C. Baierl

Lorie Masturzo Roule

Leighton J. Annis II

Joseph W. Balzer

Norman T. Roule

Anne Palmieri Ansa

Cathy Spangler Sams

Susan M. Rybacki

George A. Bednar

Donald A. Walters

Edward A. Jaeger Jr.

Beth A. White

Jill M. Carson

Miroslava Zeleznik-Landis

Jeffrey F. Ciaramella


Veronica A. Constantine

Rhea Sprowls Arledge


J. Douglas Farrell

Marsha L. Chaffins-Zingas

Jeffrey J. Conn

Michael J. Andalaft

Joseph P. Herbst

Janice J. Durham-Worthington

Andrew I. Miller

Gregory T. Baumann

Marjorie Jordan Ostrowski

George E. Fleming Jr.

Linda Wiercisiewski Smylie

Julie Evans Coyne

Russell W. Savory

Elizabeth A. Jackovic

Antonio C. Torchia

John C. David

David E. Shaffer

Beth Johnson-Harris

Paula Kostolansky Ferrato

Katherine Spurrier Steratore

Curtis J. Killar


Andrew J. Harris

Frank Vallelunga

Michelle Bucci Lagnese

Lynda Reiser Arai

I. Scott Heller

Joseph J. Wagner Jr.

Stephen M. Lichtman

Geri L. Bacu

Kenneth H. Jaynes

Mark A. Zelkovic

Mary E. Loftus

J. Matthew Barone

Patrick N. Patchen Jr.

Gregory J. Conte


David J. Masline


Janet Mazurek Masline


Dan Radke

Edward T. Henefer

Zee Ann Valenti Poerio

Martin G. Byrne

Lynne M. Simpson

James W. Lane Jr.

Robert A. Puntel

Valerie J. Caruso-Andalaft

Andrea L. Stephenson

Nancy Rich Longman

Martha Crooks Selleck

Frederick Ceslak

Karen Knox Valihura

Adam G. Lougee

Diane Jeffries Turosik

Maia B. Dalton-Theodore

Heidi Ann Horst Wachter

Daniel M. Rooney Jr.

Lynn Waltenbaugh

Louis M. Dayich

Linda Hunt Wagner

Anne Danza Saxon

Sheldon B. Edwards

James J. Wano

Robert J. Walters

Clay C. Kilgore

Thomas B. Young


Jeffrey C. Marshall



Maria A. Paul


Joseph A. Philbin

Michael K. Ahwesh

Michael A. Bush


Joseph G. Sabol

Valentina Petrone Avery

Todd D. Casteel

Joseph R. Thomas

Karen Kotyk Beisner

Ruth Pecyk Clemens

Beth Brinsky Villotti

John E. Cole

Lisa Bednar D’Onofrio

Kenneth E. Yagodich

Jason P. Devey

Samuel E. D’Onofrio

Mark S. Dugan

Christine L. Fleming

Martha Kyle Gluck

Elizabeth Rose Jacobs

Cynthia Reese Heller

Cynthia A. Kelly

Amy Midouhas Keating

Randall G. Klimchock

Diane DePalma Lange

Lisa Putorti McFarland


William F. Murray

Jill Stipanovich McLinden

Timothy J. Pifer

Kathleen Tomko Molinaro

Mitchell B. Bassi

Bartley T. Quillin

Michael Potkul

Kevin L. Welsh

Kevin M. Rozsa

Debra Yaworski Rozsa

Lisa A. Rehak

1781 ASSOCIATES Susan A. Cohen Willis A. McVay


JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES Joseph V. Columbus Melissa A. Hart Virginia Bolton Jaeger


Lisa Garchar Amoroso

Harry A. Stiffler Jr.


Annette Tangalos Tsimouris

Jacqueline M. Bauer

Dianne S. Wainwright

Patrick J. Uram

Albert Brennsteiner Edmund D. Graff









Patrick A. Correnty

Mary Jane Miller



William S. Platt

Bernard W. Stanek Jr.


1781 ASSOCIATES Rebecca Keen Longsworth Liese Kasparek Vito


Susan Storrick Timko

Virginia Zirngibl Somplatsky

Catherine Coyne Watson

Sharon Reid Spangler Michael A. Timko Kimberly Kupfer Villani






Diane Sims Thompson

Tracey Turner Corso

Randall S. Raner

James P. Valecko

Lori Mascetta Galley




Jerry I. Hadrych

Brian R. Hamlin Sr.

Joseph J. Pontoli Jr.

Mark A. Shaw

Tina Anania Eckhardt

Jennifer Thuransky Magee

Michelle Sharik Wilkinson

Craig A. Cahill

Robert M. Howard

Barbara Lange

Wendy Anderson Howard

April Novelli Langford


Robert A. Petcash

Thomas E. Dinnin


Edith Slafka Willcox

Ross J. Langford

Michael J. Abriatis

John E. Retzloff

Kristy S. Cassedy

Tracey M. Vogel

Karen Kronson Gerstner



Steven P. Woratyla

Dominick N. Biangone

Daniel G. Zavadak

Jay B. Clayton


John W. Clemenza

Patrick G. Aigner


Vasiliki Pappan Clemenza

Margaret L. Carnegie


Andrew C. Heublein

Michael J. Hrosik

Lisa Lorenzo Donina

Robert A. Adkins

Thomas W. Kendo Jr.

Jane A. Kelley

Shawn P. Echard

Elizabeth McCarrell Crumrine

Cynthia Sherensky King

M. Carolyn Foust Kinskey

Richard S. France

Julie Page Lapcevic

Gary A. Kissinger

Amy Keisling Kissinger

Joseph M. Halfhill

Thomas G. Lapcevic

Kirk M. Lago

Gabriel S. Lazzaro

Sherry Burke Halfhill

David N. Silverman

Pammella Betlyn Laszlo

Grant M. Lucas

Kenneth E. Jones

Robert M. Smith

Tracey Dragovich Melograne

Kerry L. McBride

Philomena Divizio Thomas

Christina Butto Midcap

Robert J. Menkes

Mary Frances Ciesla McManimon

Michael J. Mortimer

Tara Kern Rose


Scott F. Parratto

Jyot Saini

Rose Plovic Baker

James D. Patrizi

Linda Sims

Stephen A. Kesicki

Tammy Brown Richardson

G. Richard Zimmerman II

Tana J. Klair



Loretta D. McMahon

John G. Beck

Susan Miller Brown

Peter M. Rose

Carol Logsdon Bichler

John M. Cicchini

Brian D. Brown

Mary-Margaret Wiker Conjelko


Kathleen L. Cigana

Louis P. Craig

Diana L. Berry

I. Lynn Wallace Dodd

Vidya Nayak Craig

G. Marc Iddings

J. Alan Fuehrer

Brian T. Doherty

Samuel K. Miller

Marna McCormick Hicks

Thomas B. Foster

Brian P. Molinaro

James E. Meyer

Helene Clary Heilig

Steven S. Ramey

Louis S. Otto

Margaret L. Johnston

Edward P. Wojnaroski Jr.

Jeanine A. Rainone

Lucie A. Lenz

Catherine Scanga Ribaudo

Cynthia Rothblum Oviatt

Francis P. King


Karl D. Schultz Jr.


Daniel A. Rosenthal Matthew K. Sohn

David E. Pacy Sally J. Reigel Brenda Gelder Ribar Gabrielle A. Scarpaci Todd A. Ulery George A. Walton III Ellis Wongsearaya Damon W. Zeigler

DONORS Michele Sanders Altieri Cameron C. Altmar Benjamin T. Buttriss Val W. Finnell David A. Grabowski Robert G. Perry Pamela Fink Vidmar

James K. Watson Elizabeth Birmingham Williams



James F. McKenzie Kelly McCoy McKenzie

Lisa A. Baber John F. Caccamese Jr.


Robert J. Brooks Jr.

Suzanne Van Ness Caccamese

Matthew C. Banks

Philip A. Cestaro

Kenyon R. Bonner George M. Fatula Jr.



Paula Shurina Conn Thomas J. Rooney Sr.

Matthew H. Johnson

David A. Steinberg

Gilbert Floyd Jr.

Paul A. Vesco Sr.

Daniel T. Lader



Jill Switalski Hamlin

Jonathan A. Levkulich


Chris J. Roe

Raymond Keith Cross Jr.

D. Craig Russell III


Beth Ann Hennen Gorby

Andrew J. Tabler

Samuel R. Gottlieb

Andrew J. Veyliotti

Jeffrey R. Sullivan

Tracey Foglia Burkholder

Bradley F. Kendzior David D. Kuhn




Gia M. Liberati

Merrilee Werner Anderson

Jeffrey A. Barczak

Mary Kuster Litman

Heather Zinzella Cox

Daniel E. Luko Jr.

Arnold R. Brock Jr.

Alexandra Oppenheimer

Kathryn A. Franz

Craig S. Markovitz

Judy Ann Gehrlein Bush

Julie Grebenz Rothbardt

Dennis P. Hanley

Doug J. Chernovetz*

Jennifer Timpson Russell

Jonathan Q. Kenney


Frederick E. Papson Jr.

Harry A. Sporidis



Donna L. Deist Kristin Niehl Dess


Lisa Pasierb

Beth Cohen Abriatis

Lisa Bagay Hawrot

Jeffrey D. Casilli

Rebecca Gall Piorek

Jean Henry Mullen

April Cunningham Kline

Cynthia N. Fulford

Elisa Violi Taffe

Allison Evanoff Rooney

Lisa A. Hall


Christopher P. Vaglia

John Rowley Jr.

Donna L. Henderson

William H. Belski

Kacey C. Wiedt

Nicholas J. Kubik III

Diane Girdish Burke

Janice I. Kuhn

Sharon Gruss Kuck

Shawn T. Butela


Lesly Mituzas McAfee

Pamela Hunt Capaldi

Marc D. Ansley

Miriam Mavrich Trelka

Edward J. Cirra

Rita Pasko Camacho

Charles R. Weimer

John F. Graff IV

Bethany Sage Curtis

Adam A. Zollinger

Kelly A. Kimberland

Jennifer Lynn Van Horn Dorris

Christopher D. Kirkpatrick

Tiffany Hons Frederick

Seth A. Litman

Michael J. Myers

Amy Guerrieri Mercante

Natalie Rega Nichols

Laura Minech Starling

Jeanne Pruss Osborn

William L. Thomas

John A. Peoples III

Kristine L. Zottola


Louise A. Skiviat

Shelli DeCarlo Brooks


Darin P. Trelka


Mark Alan Walczyk

Sharon Read Austin J. Marc Buskirk Nicholas A. Como Denise Urso Galloway Geoffrey J. Kuck




WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Michele Streppa Niklaus Alison Brady Vesco

STATESMEN Dana Dellapiazza


Kelli Wasserstrom Gellis

Dwight C. Dachnowicz

Patti J. Lacock John W. C. McNabb


Jamie Josey Medved

Jennifer Goldstein Branstetter

Jacob Petkovich Bryan M. Sejvar

Brant T. Miller

Paul E. Means Jr.


Claudia B. Sweger

Jane Perry

Jeffrey P. Hufnagel Michele Abate Hufnagel



Joy Wilhelm Rowland Bartholomew J. Verbanic Jr.

Brian M. Popko

Katherine Wiedt Kovalan

Penny Suwak Dufalla

R. Reed Kovalan

Ryan L. George

Marybeth Armstrong Lehman

Nancy Killen Bryant



John A. Haines Robert Paul Kravic Thomas G. McLellan III Suzanne Heaton Musselman Frances Mele Paluda Denise Lynn Shearer Matthew Craig Sweger




Nikki A. Wilson

Jason E. Luckasevic



Begene Baker Bahl

Kelly Gablick Luckasevic

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Christopher J. Merck Philip A. Steigner

Elizabeth Wood Sanders

John T. Andrew Chelosky


Erin Elizabeth Flynn

Robert M. Oelschlager

Michael D. Hetcko

Hans H. Frederick Charles Anthony Hill


Timothy L. Jacobs

Michael Sean Antonis

Stacey Hannan Liulias

Tricia Lander Antonis

Christopher M. Merlo

William A. Callaway

Stephen R. Miller

Rebecca Titus Colosimo

Lauren Radocay Thomas

Samuel B. Ickes


Jason D. Isaly

Heidi Raupp Beahm

Michelle Leonard Leavy

Patti Zeidler Erdely

Todd M. Luckasevic

Deanne Blum Forslund

Jennifer F. Shugars

Amy Cline Frazee

James A. Sitter

Louis D. Kitsko

Anna Maratos Spence

Lisa Baxter Leach Elizabeth A. Mehok


Wendy Lowry Melda

Amy Napolitano Ferris

Molly Martin Russell

Marc J. Ferris

John Andrew Scott

Brenda Bain Filer

Amanda Callipare Vaglia

Michael J. Forslund

Heather Hull White


Heather Zackal Etner Christine Buono Harrison


Bryon B. Hobbs


Donna Elaine Jacobe Hobbs

Liz Newman

Lynn Hoak Keller

John D. Snook III

Frank Kosir Jr.

Jimil B. Wilson

Christopher S. Musuneggi

Ebony Miller Yeboah

Nicole M. Folle-Chambers

Brian P. Plichta Heather Miller Purcell


Jody Bovard Stuckert

Lindsay Lubecki Anness

Gregory W. Williams

Vito C. Beneccio

Michael S. Williamson

Jennifer L. Colpo

Christopher B. Witte

Scott D. Hamilton

Michael A. Wright

Lindsay J. Ledwich Deborah A. Marks-Jones Charles E. Rea



Julie Folger Woolley

DONORS Victoria Domalakes Bray

Tera Zaremba Clutter

Mary Alice Carpenter


Amanda Niebauer Dunn

Peter J. Gulden III

Mary Tarara Cholock Greg R. Dunn Jr. Jesse Vincent Gabriel Kathy M. Heffernan

STATESMAN Jason M. Kelecic

Angela Sedlemeyer Lusk Matthew S. Lusk James R. Maloy


Christopher L. Seese


Emily Bush Frank

Timothy R. Stevenson


Brandy Behanna Glenn

JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES F. Anthony Clutter Brad A. Collins Amy Seman Hartman

STATESMEN Tiffany Gibbons Bacha Stacey Rhodes Brower 2010 – 2011 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS


Traci Wilson Seese

Brenda Buckley Williamson


Bernadette Rosario Sitter

Victoria L. Crile

Jason M. Furer

Jacki Greenewald Ruskay

Sarah Ebner Scott

Robert E. Frioni

A. Noelle Carpenter Gasparovich

Daniel P. Brower

Jeffrey D. Hodor

Lisa M. Folino Jennifer Frank Goodman

Joshua M. Penrod

Kirsten Bertges Hiltz

Kelly L. Ronk



Steven F. Colosimo

Francisco F. Bryant

P. Nathan Frank III Kelly J. Kozon


John R. Kustra


Andrew J. Lepisto Richard L. Lesnock Patrick J. McMahon Eric J. Monzo Paula Ream Powell Timothy R. Purcell Alexis Dave Rittenberger


STATESMEN Nicole Bosley Bednarski Lindsey H. Detrick

Joseph E. Morascyzk

David H. Woessner


Matthew R. Phillips

Robert P. Swart

Michael Yee

Michael S. Anderson

Natalie Glass Podkul

Joshua C. Andy

Ryan E. Ray

Paola E. Boyle

Rita Vacca Sikora



Damian J. Carrieri

Mindy S. Snyder

Jennifer S. Beam


Teri R. Daniel

Todd M. Vaccaro

Kelly J. Dollins

Clint E. Watson

Jennifer Baumgartel Zangardi

David T. Braun Tera Victoria Gump Brickner


Katherine Miller Campbell

Audrey Taylor Bores

Brandon P. Cooper Carrie Lynch Lamere


Spring Seeman McCann

Robert P. Luc

Melissa A. Miseyka

Emily J. Peters

Joanne Stanley Frye

Justin R. Moccaldi David P. Muchoney


Jared L. Olanoff

Robert R. Dunn

Evan L. Uselton

Michelle A. Mantine Christina Beam Morascyzk Thomas F. Paff



Sarah R. Quinn

DONORS Kelly Skubick Airel Gina Marie Bernardo Jarod Thomas Bett


Cortney DiGiovanni Capo

Billy C. Josay

Daniel J. Corkum


Brian E. Dawson

Christopher A. Gisler

Kisa M. Lape

Joshua N. Jeffries

Jennifer A. Long

Jerrah M. Kucharski

Joyce McCauley Muchoney

Michelle L. Monnier

Kristin M. Ondecko Ligda

Stephanie S. Monroe

Amber Perkins Phillips

Betty H. Rainier

Michelle Nichole Riley Pons

David A. Rometo

Mary E. Rosendale

Michelle Anderson Wertelet

Aaron G. Shames

Jonathan D. Zahler

Matthew J. Silvis Christian T. Wolfe


Kaleen Spangler Wolfe

Jennifer M. Barozie

Roger W. Wortman Jr.

Donald M. Brunker

Matthew J. Zane

Kristine L. Fritz

Nicholas A. Zane

Beth Saska Gills Gwen A. Harcar


Rose Marie Fedor Kraeer


Linda Campbell Neill

Jennifer Kane Fraser Randall J. Hall Jonathan B. Herbert

Jonathon S. Pons


David R. Shoup

Zachary E. Golembiewski

Jarod P. Stragand

Michelle DelFavero Kern Karalee A. Noga


Matthew E. Iwaniec Gregory M. Kobulnicky


Sheryl C. Kustra

Michael T. McCarthy

Emily McGuire Lozosky

Christopher E. Sheehan

Justin S. Mankey

Jennifer G. Vicinie

Adriana Love Marshall Kevin M. McKenna


Tamara L. Miseyka

Matthew J. Babko

Michael E. Petrosky

Susanna Hart Babko

Mauri E. Peyton II

Ryan A. Booth

Abbey C. Ross

Nicole L. Carolla

Daniel J. Suchko

Dara S. Chun

Michelle Goldsboro Thomas

Kimberly J. Cieslik

Antonio L. Valone

Anthony C. Dinardo

Samuel E. Young

Rebecca A. Fletcher Christine A. Gallagher

Sarah L. Chernitsky Thomas L. Dawkins Jr.

Keith A. Gruber

Caleb C. Fraser


Katie Groznik Goehring Megan E. Goodman


Erica R. Gray


Samantha L. Malone

Ryan J. Rupert

Jaya K. Mehta

Karla L. Johnson

Aimee Festa Mitchell


Journey E. Myers

Aaron M. Kern

Nicole A. Pruss

Nicole Chorba McCandless

Michael A. Ridenour Jr.

Emory L. Redd

Andrew J. Rinefierd Sarah A. Scharding


Stephen D. Schlauch

Adam M. Bergamasco

Edward N. Simon

Angela M. Bertugli

Amy M. Smith-Dille

Matthew S. Bettinazzi

Brian J. Sweeney

Brianne N. Bilsky

Rachel Murphy Sweeney

Jon Buck

Gary K. Tan

Meghan Beerbower Deisroth

Christopher P. Vallely

Andrew J. Gmiter

Sarah Denny Zink

Katherine L. Harner Jonathan E. Lozosky Anthony D. Mahramus Audrey M. Marks Amanda K. Miller Darrick W. Mowrey





Adam J. Fiejdasz Brian D. Frank Jr. Charvonne N. Holliday Trudie E. Homonai

Christopher M. Hickey

Cody L. Hoop

Stephen W. Kiefer

Elisabeth A. Kelley

Timothy M. Wagner

Brett S. Kirschner Bryce W. Kiser

DONORS Rebecca S. Barrett Steven N. Berk

Lawrence W. Latta Jr. Daniel G. Law Nicholas A. Matty Colin P. McNamara



Willis P. Thomas Gregory A. Victor Miranda G. Vukela Leslie Walker

Rachel L. Stasny



Connor A. Frank


Sarah E. Homulka


DONORS Jennifer J. Alman

Chad M. Alviani

Jaclyn T. Andrews

Daniel T. Barringer

Katherine D. Bacher

Craig R. Besong

Jennifer E. Baker

Nathan D. Bucklew

Eric J. Baran

Amanda B. Bundick

Kristine M. Barry

Jacqueline C. Cabonor

Erika L. Beam

Shawn A. Carpenter

Meghan M. Bickerton

David M. Carroll

Christine A. Biedrzycki

Courtney S. Caruso

Jena L. Blakeslee

Sarah R. Charley

Sara L. Blankenship

D’Rese N. Despert

Daniel E. Borsani

Danielle Witucki Skowronski

Tabatha A. Dorman

Christina A. Brant

Patrick R. Stewart

Joseph Breckons III

Lindsey A. Biddle Adam B. Deal Corey D. DiGiovanni William J. English Paul A. Esber Rachel N. Johnston Samuel G. Mann Micala N. Priola Sarah H. Rosko Raul Sandoval Jr. Ryan J. Schrift

Ann E. Mitchell Elizabeth G. Monzi Julian E. Muganda Christine R. Muha Lauren T. Parcells Laurel A. Pilch Michael J. Reddy Ksenia Y. Shamporova Derrick L. Spooner Christopher A. Walker

Brandon J. Studer


Matthew T. Drakeley Douglas V. Edwards Jr.

Ashley N. Briggs

Tammy Svitek


Christina E. Festa

Lauren A. Brink

Zita L. Findlay

Stephanie M. Brueck

Leah Fleegle

Alexandra N. Brueckner

Andrea C. Fletcher

John M. Buffalini

Jessica D. Garcia

Alexandra E. Cabonor

Michael J. Gielata

Bryant T. Cappelletti

Christopher M. Baratz

Ryan J. Gratchick

Christopher A. Cappellini

Bradley L. Begonia

Michael J. Graysay

Ashley E. Cavalcanto

Joseph D. Caveney

Bryan J. Hanrahan

Chelsea L. Cerini

Megan L. DuBois

Talia R. Hughes

Rachel M. Corsinelli


Pierce W. Hance Jr.

Tyler J. Kaido

Christianna M. Cox

Rachel Hyland Hastings

Sara M. Lamars

Chamois R. Crookshanks

Peter G. Elers

Andrew C. Heisler

Nicholas P. Maochi

Allyson M. Davic

Erin Kisak

Daniel A. Mason

Noah M. Delmar


Alicia J. Kordistos

Terrence B. McAllister Jr.

Dana N. DeMarino

Ashley N. Holman

David Lewandowski

Leigh W. Myers

Jana K. DiSanti

Ruby I. Klashman

Sarah N. McGregor

Emily E. Pitner

Travis J. Dombeck

Stephanie S. Yeager

Mandy E. McManamon

Joshua S. Ridenour

Marybeth D. Donnelly

Brigitte M. Myers

Ashley A. Rund

David J. Doom

Michael J. Niggel

Katie J. Ryan

David M. DuBois

Cheryl A. Angus

Devin M. O’Malley

Dean A. Saunders

John G. Dumnich Jr.

Andrew D. Bell

Carley R. Riggin

Matthew M. Seefeld

Taylor J. Eddens

Ashley D. Carbaugh

Elaina R. Sendro

Mark Sirkoch

Katelynn D. Falleroni

Allison L. Casoli

Amanda N. Sheehan

Ryan D. Stauffer

Joseph R. Feather

Carrie L. Connelly

Matthew P. Stripp

Marissa A. Stevens

Michael C. Ferraro

Rose A. Cunningham

Kimberly J. Urcho

Nathan D. Terry

Kristin Frankenberry

Jessica M. D’Arcy

Zachary C. Wandrisco

Micheal C. Thomas

Jaime N. Gehry

Kelsey E. Donahue

Edward J. Werner III

Patrick R. Thomas

Melissa A. Genger

Eric M. Taslov Aaron P. Walerysiak


Paul L. Weygandt III

Kerri A. DiGiovanni

Teralee R. Wyland




Kaitlyn R. Gilfoyle 70


Cara Gray

Shanna E. Reese


Nathan R. Harmotto

Michael J. Roesch

Bo R. Harstine

Brandon J. Sansom

Donald S. Dazen ’79 and Karolyn N. Dazen

Leah N. Herzog

Courtney S. Schrock

Edward T. Hirsh

Millicent E. Shek

Lily J. Hoffman

John Shekailo

Dent S. Holden IV

Breanna M. Smith

Courtney N. Holdrieth

Joseph B. Leckie ’50 and Betty Leckie David Lynch and Dorothy Davis

McClellan A. DuBois ’70 and Lynn DuBois

Edward M. Morascyzk ’75 and Elaine Morascyzk

John E. Frazier II ’62 and Nicole Frazier

James H. Norris ’75 and Ann Annase

Krysta M. Smith

Joseph G. Gibson ’86 and Elizabeth Gibson

John Mark Scott Jr. ’69 and Judith Scott

Daniel S. Hood

Kayla M. Spridik

William P. Keen and Sarah Keen

Leslie A. Humbert

Sommer L. Sprowls

Donald J. Snyder Jr. ’72 and Karen Foster Snyder

C. Michael Irvin II

Jordan Stanley

Angela M. Jones

Kathryn Steffen


Gordon E. Swartz ’68 and Deborah C. Doyle

Jessica Jones

Stephanie E. Thellman

Kayla M. Kaminski

Melissa J. Tolomeo

Blake Kimmel

Alyssa L. Tousignant

Kenneth C. Klein

Katelyn D. Tronetti

Joshua N. Kohler

Alexandra M. Tropea

Ashley V. Kondas

Kathleen Van Schaik

Andrew G. McIlvaine ’70 and Julie McIlvaine

Heather M. Kraus

Shannon R. Wagner

Kevin Smith and Terri Smith

Ashley C. Krepps

Scott C. Wallace

Michael Krulock III

Elizabeth B. Wasserman

Amber S. Kuntz

Katelyn E. Wescott

James T. Kuntz

Katherine J. Wieber

Alison E. Laughlin

Alicyn G. Wiedrich

Matthew R. Lawton

Meghan R. Wingard

Peter E. Leehan

Joseph D. Winters

Ryan D. Lehman

Michelle C. Wuenstel

Michael J. Lewandowski

Kyle D. Yebernetsky

Amanda M. Loutitt

Julie A. Yorkshire

Sean D. Maddock

Julianne T. Zackey

Jennifer M. Magee

Jordan M. Zivoder

Tessa L. Markle

Alyssa B. Zrimsek

John B. Mathews Bernard P. Matthews III Justin R. McCloskey Sharon E. McCray Katelynd A. McElhany Samantha B. Miles Carolyn A. Milne Ann C. Moniodes Michael A. Navari Ashley L. Naylor Jonathan L. Nemec Brian Norville

Parents Parents and grandparents of students and alumni see first hand the value of a W&J education through the experiences of their children and grandchildren. The College is grateful for their generous contributions to support its operations.

Ashley E. Null


Christopher J. Olsen

David A. Ross ’78 and Dana Crummer

Alex J. Patterson Rebecca L. Pfeifer Mark E. Pleiss Emma C. Price Kayla D. Pringle Amy L. Prosser Nicholas G. Puckett

LAZEAR ASSOCIATES Richard Cameron and Edwina W. Cameron H’00 Peter J. Ross ’74 and Louise Kirkpatrick Ross ’74 Daniel Rowley and Judith Rowley

Robert J. Brooks and Susan Brooks John Curtis Burns ’80 and Pamela L. Burns John R. Echement H’98 and Gertrude J. Echement

1781 ASSOCIATES Andrew Aloe ’76 and Michelle DeFrancesco Aloe ’76 Clifford E. Hellberg ’79 and Kathryn Hellberg Kenneth M. Mason Jr. ’64 and Marilyn Roberts Judith S. Rettger Luke Sossi and Jessica Sossi David L. White ’76 and Jackie Jones

PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Susan Webreck Alman ’75 and Robert J. Alman Harriet Branton Howard J. Burnett H’98 and Maryann DePalma Burnett Ronald Calhoon and Susie Calhoon

George V. Thieroff Jr. ’82 and Lesa Moser Thieroff ’84 Ray Verlinich ’77 and Martha L. Verlinich

JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES John Blake Jr. and Cheryl Blake Nicholas J. Cavoti and Teresa Cavoti Ray T. Charley and Catherine H. Charley Dominic A. Colaizzo ’70 and Rachael Colaizzo David Allan Drabkin ’75 and Jane Saperstein Drabkin ’74 George M. Fatula Sr. ’67 and Renetta D. Fatula Daniel Faulk and Cynthia H. Faulk Elaine Kathryn Geris ’75 and Richard Allen Falk Stephen V. Martin ’81 and Kathleen Martin Michael Dean Mosites and Andrea Mosites Stephen W. Nugent and Lori A. Long Carmen Paliotta and Antoniette Paliotta Yvonne Leffler Rathgeb

David DiBenedetto Sr. and Corrine DiBenedetto

James Rupert

Paul G. Finch and Marie A. Finch

Richard R. Soeder and Barbara L. Soeder

Ronald W. Frank and Marsha K. Frank

Claudia B. Sweger ’94 and Craig R. Sweger

Mallard T. George ’73 and Donna T. George

Constance L. Trelka ’76 and Dennis G. Trelka

Kenneth Haver and Judith Haver

John Turcik and Priscilla Turcik

C. Michael Irvin ’78 and Paula Irvin Joseph Jackovic and Dorothy Jackovic Sitha Rama Katragadda and Sudha R. Katragadda

Jacqueline Scarborough

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES William R. Balash H’94 and Theola Balash

Rick Kohr II and Holly Kohr



Edward J. Balzarini Jr. and Sara W. Balzarini

John A. Balacko and Glenda J. Balacko

James B. Geshay ’77 and Renee P. Geshay

Loretta D. McMahon ’87 and Robert McMahon

William Barnet III and Valerie Barnet

Brian Barno and Carol Barno

Margaret Gezzer

Paul Baroffio and Mary Lynn Baroffio

Robert Goodwin Jr. and Darla Goodwin

William J. McMahon and Nora McMahon

James W. Cameron ’80 and Nancy Morgan Cameron ’81

Bea Herbeck Belnap Carol Bichsel

Frederick A. Green and Eva L. Green

Frederick Meyer and Thecla Meyer

Anthony C. Canterna and Patricia Canterna

David Bodie and Consuelo Bodie

Joseph Griffith and Lora Griffith

Skip Michalski and Sally Michalski

William Cox and Sylvia Morris-Cox

William B. Boyles H’98 and Lee Boyles

James Halferty and Donna Elaine Halferty

Alan Mikol and Barbara Mikol

Joseph Dougherty and Natalie Dougherty

Paul R. Callaway and Mary Allison Callaway

Edward Heltman

Mark Milchak and Maureen Milchak

William W. Dukett and Shirley Dukett

Richard A. Campbell and Sandra Campbell

Daniel O. Hensell ’69 and Nancy Hensell

James Miller III and Anne Miller

James Herb and Covi Herb

Patricia Harrison Easton ’74 and Richard F. Easton Jr.

Ralph A. Capone ’74 and Andrea Capone

Stephen Homcha and Margaret Homcha

Joseph Miller and Patricia Miller

Vincent S. Franz Jr. ’57 and Patricia Franz

Brian Carlin and Cheryl Carlin

Roger P. Howard and Robin S. Howard

Felix Brueck and Ann K. Smith

E. W. Jeffreys and Beverly Jeffreys David A. Kenney ’71 and Valarie Kenney Joseph W. Kormuth Jr. ’61 and Zorica Jarnjevic Thomas G. Lapcevic ’87 and Julie Page Lapcevic ’87

John Cezniak and Patricia Cezniak Thomas Clark and Karen Clark Anthony B. Cocciolone ’75 and Carol A. Cocciolone

Karen Sprock Hunka ’80

Daniel P. Colligan ’83 and Joann Colligan

Thomas Jenkins and Joyce Jenkins

Carl Correia and Karen Correia

Paul Kaminski and Patti Kaminski

Lew Irwin and Marcia Irwin

Ricci A. Minella ’79 and Carmelita Minella Peter Monzi and Julie Monzi Richard Mowrey Juanita L. Myers and Wayne Myers Clark Necciai and Annette Necciai Elvis Norville and Andrea Norville Margaret Omslaer

Paul G. Lucas ’69 and Barbara Bartley Lucas

James T. Couch and Anne L. Couch

Robert Meeder

Louis J. Couture

Robert Kirkpatrick Jr. and Lori Kirkpatrick

F. Noel Parent III ’78 and Kathleen K. Parent

Stephen C. Minana

Paul D. Crain ’82 and Kathleen D. Crain

Keith Knopes and Babara Knopes

Michael C. Patrick ’82 and Susan Patrick

Beth A. Creehan and Richard A. Creehan

Thomas J. Kohler and Mary A. Kohler

Yvonne Paul

Rosemary Kosiorek

Arthur J. Rooney Jr.

Dennis Crookshanks and Rebecca Crookshanks

Dennis Pishney

Daniel Rooney and Patricia Rooney

David J. Cunningham and Karen E. Cunningham

Doug R. Krause and Christine D. Muller Krause

David Popovic and Caroline Popovic

Victor M. Rudkin ’68 and Barbara G. Rudkin

Robert B. Daggett and Sharon E. Daggett

Robert L. Krepps and Linda L. Krepps

Robert Pyatt and Catherine D. Pyatt

Michelle Bucci Lagnese ’85

Bernard A. Staskiewicz ’47 and Phyllis Staskiewicz

Vincent P. D’Auria ’75

Frank Lally Jr. and Kriss Lally

William Rayner Jr. and Suzanne Rayner

Gary Defilippo ’76 and Joan Kinick Defilippo ’76

Daniel Lang and Christine Lang

Jack A. Rea Jr. and Dorris Rea

Kevin Lee and Marisa Lee

Amy Depew

James Lesniak

Robert A. Reed and Nancy E. Reed

David Depew

Mark E. Lobell

Nicholas Dubina and Barbara E. Dubina

Kevin Long and Michelle Long

Michael H. Orstein and Heather Orstein Jennifer Roberts

George Stewart II and Susan Stewart John P. Unice ’65 and Carolyn Unice Neil E. Wummer and Grace Wummer

Eric Egelman

STATESMEN Babatunde Alemoh and Nancy Alemoh Joseph Alvarez and Melinda Alvarez Shadi Arnita and Elizabeth Arnita John Augustine and Tammy Augustine Jeffrey Baker and Christine Tichansky


Max D. Humbert ’75 and Barb Humbert

Michele U. McMonagle


Louissaint Louis

James Falvo and Donna S. Falvo

Tsambikos Mahramas and Robin Mahramas

J. Douglas Farrell ’84 and Lauren Schwerha Farrell ’83

Andrew Mangold and Laurie Mangold

Thomas Figuly and Margret Figuly

Jim Marker and Carol Marker

John Fink and Terri Fink Violet Robertson Forrest ’72 and Robert G. Forrest H’96 Robert Foust and Tracey Foust

John Mary and Cathy Mary Paul McCreery and Barb McCreery John J. McDermott

George Gavin and Nancy Gavin

Brian McInnins and Jolie McInnins

Ralph Germak and Mary Germak

Paul McLellan and Karen Hundemer

Jeanne B. Perry

Gregory Ringeling and Joan Ringeling Cindy C. Ross and Mark J. Ross Thomas Rudolph and Evelyn Rudolph Sally Rusin Sandra Evans Sarnicke ’79 and Samuel Sarnicke Melissa Savage Christianne Schoedel Keith Schuette and Colleen B. Schuette Gregory G. Schwab and Bonnie L. Schwab Nicholas L. Sewell and Magda L. Binion

Andrew G. Shayne

Duane Beam and Sally Beam

Patrick J. Shea and Susan P. Shea

Charlene Bedillion and Tommy Bedillion

Matthew Simms and Vicki Simms

Susanne Behringer

William Charles and Christine Charles

Howard N. Ferimer and Michelle Ferimer

John Chedrick and Lisa Chedrick

Angelo Ferraro and Patricia Ferraro George Fischer and Michelle Fischer

Steven Bentzel and Margaret Bentzel

Dawn Chiaramonte

Gary Sipe and Kathleen Sipe Cindy A. Smith and Jeffrey Smith

Richard Berteotti and Kathleen Berteotti

Brand J. Closen and Barbara J. Closen

Kevin Smith and Lori Smith

Robert Besong and Bonnie Besong

John Columbia and Dovonna Columbia

Jeffry M. Betler ’77 and Susan A. Betler

James J. Combine and Susan L. Combine

Jill M. Bevilacqua

Peter Comly and Amy Comly

Ronald Stoyanoff and Deborah Stoyanoff

John Biedrzycki and Theresa Biedrzycki

Edward Conkle

Gary J. Swegal ’76 and Suzanne Nard Swegal ’78

Robert L. Bigley and Rosemary Bigley

Thomas Szejko and Kelly Szejko

Michael G. Bitterice and Janice E. Bitterice

Joy Soeder John Stobert and Connie Stobert Andrew Stouffer and Gena Stouffer

Robert Taylor and Marcia Taylor Randy Thornlow and Geraldine Thornlow John Van Schaik and Maureen Costigan Matthew Vizzini and Jayne Vizzini Jeffrey Walsh and Wendy Walsh Zhenyuan Wang and Lin Fan Michael H. Winiarski ’82* and Sherry L. Winiarski William Zack and Virginia Zack Yuhe Zhao and Aling Li R. W. Ziegler Allan Zytnick and Ruth Rosen Zytnick

DONORS Timothy Abraham and Beth Abraham Peter Adamski and Lois Adamski Abe Ademovic and Seherzada Ademovic

J. M. Blankenship and Gloria Blankenship William Bowen Richard Boyd and Sharon Boyd Scott R. Brady and Janet L. Brady James Braithwaite Jr. and Carol Braithwaite

Pegeen Corbin

Joseph Fitzgerald and Debra E. Fitzgerald Rita Terek Flaherty ’74 and John Flaherty Gary Flannery and Rose Mary Flannery Daniel T. Foran and Alix A. Foran Leonard Fornella and Sandra M. Fornella

Lance Creel and Kelly Creel

Ronald L. Frankenberry and Cindy S. Frankenberry

Kenneth Cronin and Linda Cronin

Von S. Fuller and Cindy Fuller

John Cura and Diane Cura

Bill Gaber and Cindy Gaber

James Dagg and Michelle Dagg

James Gante Sr. and Virginia Gante

John C. David ’83 and Joyce L. David

Samuel F. Garcea and Judith E. Garcea

Daniel Deckman and Sherry Deckman

John J. Gilmore Paul Glagola and Donna Glagola

Donald Detts and Elizabeth Detts

Stan Glowaski and Anna Marie Glowaski

Albert Digennaro and Luann Digennaro

Richard Gottlieb and Sue Gottlieb

Herbert Brown and Tami Brown

Jeffrey Dingess and Sharon Dingess

James Bugajski and Kathleen Bugajski

David A. Grabowski ’90 and Reci Grabowski

John Disanti and Judy Disanti

Randy Gratchick and Carol Gratchick

Theodore Brant and Virginia Brant Denny Brock and Jacqueline Brock David Brown and Shirley Brown

Mark Burd and Margaret Burd Priscilla C. Burt Alexander Burzese and Amy Burzese Thomas Buxton and Cynthia Buxton Robert Cabonor and Sharon Cabonor James O. Campbell and Donna K. Campbell

William Austin and Allison Austin

Joel W. Cannon and Clair F. Cannon

David Axner and Christine Axner

William Cappelletti and Kelly Cappelletti

Kellie H. Baird and Russ J. Baird

Joseph Cappellini Derwyn L. Carpenter and Regina L. Carpenter

Teresa Barger

Stephen G. Carpenter and Rosalie T. Carpenter

Reynaldo Barinas and Helena Barinas

Joseph Caruso Jr. and Sandra Caruso

Stephen J. Barone ’76 and Rosemary B. Barone

Ernest R. Cerini and Debra Cerini

Kenneth Barry and Lisa Barry

Gerald H. Cerrone ’78 and Kimberly K. Cerrone

Carol Baxter

John Conley and Michele Conley

Suzanne Fisher

Maura A. DeRiggi

James W. Ashbaugh

Michael Banko and Linda Banko

Laura Cleveland

Thomas W. Dodd Sr. and Carol L. Dodd Paul Doman and Kathleen Doman Ivan W. Donahey and Joann Donahey Jon Donathan and Twyla Donathan Dennis Dowler and Darlene Dowler

John J. Gregor and Melissa W. Gregor Russell L. Cowden Jr. ’79 and Carolyn L. Griffeth Jeffrey Guarinoni and Lisa Guarinoni David T. Gutowski and Jacqueline S. Gutowski Tim Guy and Lisa Guy

Thomas E. Drakeley ’77 and Susan Drakeley

Michael Haas and Michelle Haas

Cheri L. Duball and John Duball

Bernadine Habursky

Billie Betler Eaves ’80 and Peter Eaves

James Hall and Cynthia Hall

Robert Haflett and Linda Haflett

Richard Elias and Carol Elias

Cynthia Hallberlin

Thomas English and Margaret English

George Hanne and Kerry Hanne

Robert Erdely and Michele Erdely Thomas Erickson Michael Falo and Jamie Falo Susan Fedorovich

James Hanrahan and Monica Hanrahan Linda Hansen Robert Harmotto and Connie Harmotto Thomas Healy Jr. and Virginia Healy



Thomas E. Heisler and Kathy A. Heisler

Chris LaRue and Katherine LaRue

Stephen H. Hildreth and Lorie A. Hildreth

Albert G. Lebedda and Georgia Lebedda

Steve Hipley and Sharon Hipley

Dennis Lemley and Bonnie Lemley

Gregory P. Hirsh and Mary Anne Hirsh Dianne Horn Linda E. Howarth Michael Hritz II and Kathleen Hritz Richard Inman and Andrea Inman

Kenneth A. Miller and Lou A. Miller Stuart J. Miller and Joann Miller Thomas D. Miller

William Polovich and Joyce Polovich Bert Popovich and Nadine Popovich Matthew Portz and Anne Portz Michael Presley and Penny Presley

Richard L. Lesnock ’99 and Dorothy Lesnock

Joseph E. Mizhir and Amy T. Mizhir

Todd Levenson and Sally Levenson

George H. Mondik ’53 and Donna T. Mondik

David M. Lewandowski and Beverly A. Lewandowski

Peter Moniodes and Donna Moniodes

Robert Lewis and Barbara Lewis

Valveeman Rajasekaran and Sakuntala Rajasekaran

Douglas Pringle and Susan Pringle Samuel R. Puckett and Teresa A. Puckett Jeffrey Putt and Nicole Putt

Bartley Ives and Mary Ives

Tami Licht

John Montecalvo and Susan Montecalvo

Kenneth H. Jaynes ’83 and Susan Jaynes

Merico Lignelli Jr. and Jodi Lignelli

Kevin Montgomery and Jamey L. Montgomery

Edward J. Regula and Toni Regula

Marc Johnson and Sandra Johnson

Scott Liller and Mary Liller

Geno Morelli and Renee Morelli

Timothy Lott and Cynthia Lott

Ronald G. Johnson and Linda A. Johnson

Denise Loutitt

Nicholas Morelli and Deborah Morelli

Ralph Resnick and Beverly Resnick

J. Gregory Jolissaint and Deborah Jolissaint

David R. Machak ’73 and Ardeth Machak

Frank L. Karch and Diane M. Karch

George Retos Jr. ’70

Richard Morrissey and Pamela Morrissey

Wendy Reynolds

Judy K. Moschetta

Charles Riley and Susan Riley

Margaret F. Mahramus and Nicholas Mahramus

Karl Mueller and Michelle Mueller

Eric Kaufman and Dorthy Kaufman

Robert J. Rinefierd Jr. and Barbara A. Rinefierd

William Majurski and Lynn Hamilton

Michael A. Murphy and Rebecca D. Murphy

Venkatesh Kaushik and Mala Kaushik

Michael Roesch and Kathleen Roesch

James Maochi

Robert P. Musgnug and Jill B. Musgnug

Philip Rohlfing

Robert D. Kearney ’73 and Susan Kearney Barry L. Keidel and Kimberly A. Keidel Raymond O. Kelchner and Kathryn A. Kelchner James Kell and Christine Kell

Dolly Lyon

Philip Marabella and Stephanie Marabella Leon Margules and Randi Margules Howard Markle Jr. and Roxanne Markle Lisa Marquez

Judith Kelley

Manuel Martinez and Imelda Martinez

Keith H. Kemp and Julie A. Kemp

Shelley Marvich

Donald F. Kirby and Debra Kirby Mark Kirschner and Donna Kirschner

Anthony Mastellino Jr. and Heidi Mastellino Mark R. Mathews Sr. ’73 Donald T. McCray and Patricia E. McCray

Gary L. Myers and Mary W. Myers Robert A. Nedzesky and Kathleen M. Nedzesky Bernard A. Niebauer and Rosemary Niebauer

James Rigney and Mary Rigney

Thomas Rose and Victoria Rose Raymond Rosenbaum and Wendy Rosenbaum Howard Rosenberg and Kathleen Rosenberg Carol Rothey

Jean O’Donnell

Gail P. Ruhkamp

Kenneth Ogilvie and Dawn Ogilvie

Marjorie Ruschel

Robert Olsen

Joseph Russell and Mary L. Russell

Paul Ondecko and Julianna Ondecko

Diane Ryan

Gregory O’Neill and Lynne O’Neill

Ralph Ryhal and Maria Ryhal

Terrance Ryan

Gary Orosz and Lynn Orosz

Winthrop Sargent and Deborah Sargent

Maryk. McGinley

Carlos Padron and Cristina Padron

Gerald Saussol and Phyllis Saussol

Martin Kollar IV and Jacqueline Kollar

Michael McLain and Patricia McLain

Richard Pagano and Madeleine Ana Ortiz

Mark Schaitkin

Robert Kostelnik and Polly Jo Kostelnik

Kevin McMenamin and Sandra McMenamin

Frank H. Patterson III

John W. Kozon and Patricia Kozon

Richard McNally Jr. and Katherine McNally

Gerald Paul and Nancy Paul

Jeffrey Schrader and Stephanie Schrader

Stephen Kracinovsky and Elizabeth Kracinovsky

Amy Meehan

Stephen Peddicord and Rena Peddicord

Michael Schuckers and Diane Schuckers

Gene Pellegrene and Kendy Pellegrene

Michael A. Schumacher and Christine A. Schumacher

Sandra Mey

William Perry and Veronica Perry

Mark B. Schumaker

Charles Kress Jr. and Pamela Kress

Robert Mies Jr. and Tammy Mies

John Petronzi and Georgeann Petronzi

Ann Kuebler

Michael A. Mihalchik and Bonnie M. Mihalchik

James Podrasky and Adrienne Podrasky

Kenneth Sellinger Sr. and Linda Sellinger

Thomas Knarr and Gina Knarr George Kobulnicky and Veronica Kobulnicky

Paul Krause and Kathryn Krause

Robert G. Langley ’74 and Ellen L. Langley


Karen Miller


Michael McDonough

Elias Memari and Mayada Memari

Wayne Miles and Inge Miles

Cynthia Schneider

James Sciulli

George Shabla

Arnold Shaner and Kathy Shaner

Floyd F. Trunzo and Rebecca L. Trunzo

Larry J. Shaw and Cindy Shaw

Angelo Turco and Angela Turco

David Zampatti and Karen Zampatti

James Sheehan and Diane Sheehan

Cathy A. Uselton and Leonard Uselton

Gerald Zivoder and Judith Zivoder

Peter S. Shek ’73 and Debra A. Shek

Thomas Valdisera and Betsy Valdisera

Patricia Zur

William Shumaker and Kimberley Shumaker

Scott Vannoy and Cynthia Vannoy

Steve Shuman and Tammy Shuman

Fred Vero and Kimberly Vero

George C. Simon II and Yvonne Simon

J. David Vojtko and Deborah Vojtko

Donald Smallwood Jr. and Cathy Smallwood

Louis Wagner Jr. and Paula Wagner

Tracey Smeltzer

Richard Wallace and Lisa Wallace

Leonard L. Smith and Catherine Smith Robert J. Somplatsky ’77 and Virginia Zirngibl Somplatsky ’88 Armand L. Spooner and Agnes Spooner John Stanley and Lori Stanley

David Verrico

Scott A. Wallace and Margaret A. Wallace Joan C. Walsh Sarah Walters Marlene Wandi

Thomas Steffen

Lee S. Watelet and Deborah L. Watelet

Robert Stephenson and Joan King

Kathleen Watson

Keith Stevanus and Cathy Stevanus Robert L. Stevens and Helyn R. Stevens Thomas F. Stock and Alice M. Stock

Michael H. Weatherbee and Barbara J. Weatherbee Kathy Weaver Roger Weaver and Michelle Weaver Pauline Webb

Todd Young and Melissa Young

Richard Y. Haddad H’00 and Susan Haddad John L. S. Northrop H’99 and Rose Northrop Seth Rosenberg and Janet Rosenberg Dorothy A. Servis H’94

Friends The support of W&J friends demonstrates the College’s reach beyond the boundaries of campus, connecting members of the College community to individuals close to home, across the country and around the world.

FOUNDERS ASSOCIATES Anonymous Violet Bica-Ross Joseph A. Hardy Sr. H’84 and Rebecca Hardy Anica D. Rawnsley H’03 John A. Swanson and Janet Swanson

Jeff Werthan and Susan Miller Werthan

JEFFERSON ASSOCIATES James J. Barnes Marjory Condit Robert Gallagher Erik Kocher Donna Patterson Nancy Seidel

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Ruth Bobula Maryleona Clapsaddle Christopher Jones Frank Mazurek Jr. Margaret D. Oliver*

LAZEAR ASSOCIATES Charles J. Queenan Jr. and Joann H. Queenan


Diana L. Reed

Elizabeth A. Caruthers

Ruth A. Rowley

Kay A. Cober

Deborah Thompson Stout ’79 and Ed Stout

Robert Weibley and Linda Weibley

Dorothy Suess

Richard S. Wellins and Ellen L. Wellins


Jeanne Davis

Warren Sufrin and Adele Sufrin

Mark Wescott and Shirley Wescott

Margaret L. Day

Gary M. Switzer and Donna M. Switzer

Barron P. McCune Jr. and Ann McCune

Christopher White and Patricia White

Evalyn Rogers

Nan DiBello

James Szyslowski and Linda Szyslowski

Samuel Whiteman Jr. and Elizabeth Whiteman

Peggy Tannenholtz William Testa and Lori Testa

Ronald Williams and Denise Williams

Prashant Thakore and Rina Thakore

Thomas K. Williams and Cynthia Williams

Micheal E. Thomas and Lorie A. Thomas

Dennis Wilson and Sharon Wilson

Randy Thomas and Jillian Thomas

Terrence Wirginis and Pamela Wirginis

Robert R. Thomas and Susette Thomas

William L. Witham Jr. and Donna S. Witham

Mark V. Toldero and Kim T. Toldero

Michael Wuenstel and Cindy Wuenstel

Giacomo Tolomeo and Rosa Tolomeo

John Wurtzer and Kathy Wurtzer

Dan Trefelner

Theresa Wyant

Janet S. Abernathy

Michael Trimpert Jr. and Keri Trimpert

Vincent Yevins and Milissa Yevins

Suzy and James Broadhurst

Wayne Tropea and Edeltraut Tropea

William Yorkshire and Diane Yorkshire

Gary Suess

Rollie Daniels

Holly Beall Wallace

Aileen Deutsch John Dinella and Angela Dinella


Phyllis K. Duffield

Helen V. Samson

Linda R. Elliott Delores Faunce


Valerie Flizanes

Lillian Bassi

Kathleen Fulton

James J. McCaffrey and Terry A. McCaffrey

Thomas Hadinger

Roslyn Thompson Towler

Janet C. Hawkins

Audrey L. Walther

B. K. Holman and Theresa Holman


Michael Homulka and Denise Homulka


Charles W. Dillie Jr. and Claire O’Neill Dillie

Phyllis L. Hartman

Sherman E. Kahn and Nancy S. Waite-Kahn Eugene W. Klaber and Tanya Klaber Donna Krepps Marianne Lane



Helen E. Lehotzky

Charles Flock

Paul E. Weber and Ann Weber

Darlene L. Luppino

W. K. Ford and Deloris Ford

Frances Welling

Colin Meneely and Susan Meneely

Andrea Franks

Kenneth White

Edward Franz

Jeanne M. Meskus

Grace Fultz

Mark G. Wholey and Kathryn F. Wholey

Arles Messinger and Carol Messinger

Thomas C. Fuqua

Mary Linda Panasco Lauren Panton

Betty Jane Godfrey

Ruth Woodward Doris Wrenshall

Roger Panton

Herald Green and Mary A. Green

Jeanne Perkins

Danny Grundel

Howard Perlman

Katrine Gutman

Margaret W. Redding

Nancy Hammett

Laura Resciniti

Melbajean Holland

Michelle Ritchey

Janet Honecker

Louise Rohrer

Mary J. Hopkins

Maryanne Roode

Catherine Hougan

Charlotte E. Rosenberry

Francine Kamen

Marcia Schonberg Nicholas A. Sewell

Norman Kennedy and Suzanne K. Kennedy

Harry Shine and Robin Shine

Susan Kerr

Alvin Stein and Judith Stein

Fred Knight

Allan Tedesco

Rebecca J. Kurtz

Tori Haring-Smith and Robert H. Haring-Smith

John Terry III and Shelley Terry

Erik Lechner

William P. Keen and Sarah Keen

Janine S. Ware

Evelyn McClenathan

Robert A. White

Arlene McDonough

Thomas R. Wiley

Keith E. Neill

Andrew Winder and Malinda Winder

DONORS C. M. Abdalian and Colleen Abdalian Margaret Allison Carolyn Blayney William Blick

Faculty, Staff and Retired Employees Financial contributions from W&J faculty and staff indicate their commitment to the College mission and their dedication to ensuring the strong future of the institution.


Lori Mascetta Galley ’88 and John Galley Jeffrey P. Hufnagel ’93 and Michele Abate Hufnagel ’93 Thomas J. Leydig ’80 and Cheryl Medich Leydig ’81 Albert L. Rabenstein ’52 Claudia B. Sweger ’94 and Craig R. Sweger Julie Throckmorton Constance L. Trelka ’76 and Dennis G. Trelka

WASHINGTON ASSOCIATES Anonymous Robert A. Adkins ’87 Patricia A. Brletic ’75 Michael Camden Roberta Cross and John Nesbit William W. Dukett and Shirley Dukett Patricia Harrison Easton ’74 and Richard F. Easton Jr. Anthony Fleury


Amy N. Lloyd

Nkinyam C. Ngoh

Dennis E. McMaster and Chris McMaster

Steven M. Malinak and Christa Malinak

Mary V. Nicolella

Alton E. Newell and Elsie Eagle

Debra L. Morris

Brandee N. Norris Carol Nussbaum Glenn Perrache Susan J. Powell Shirley Freund Radman Florence Raymond Charles Rickey and Ethel Rickey

PRESIDENTS ASSOCIATES Howard J. Burnett H ’98 and Maryann DePalma Burnett Michael P. Grzesiak and Karen E. Grzesiak

Michael H. Orstein and Heather Orstein Roland H. Schriver and Nancy Schriver Bernard A. Staskiewicz ’47 and Phyllis Staskiewicz Gerald E. Stebbins and Karen L. Stebbins

Peter Romaine

Joseph B. Leckie ’50 and Betty Leckie

Eugene Campbell

Irene Rothschild

Byron P. McCrae

Constance Levy Ceisler

Scott M. Ryan

Susan Medley

Michael Cerce and Jeanne Cerce

Christian C. Schrader

Karen Oosterhous

Mary F. Clark

Stanley Schrembeck

Craig Colvin and Janet Cable

Mary Ann Scott

K. Wayne Robison and Luann Robison

Denise R. Cummins

Matthew Spicuzza

Carl R. Rotz and Martha Rotz

Michelle Anderson

John Daniels and Paula Daniels

Frederick Stamp Jr.

Curry Darlington

James M. Stark and Kish Stark

John Mark Scott Jr. ’69 and Judith Scott

Paul L. Bickerton ’73 and Darcy Bickerton

John Day

Ryan A. Stotka

David R. Dehaas

MacKenzie Stroh

Donald DiBello and Cynthia DiBello

Catherine R. Sutherland Jacob Testa

Nicholas J. Cavoti and Teresa Cavoti

Michael B. Digman Emma Lou Duda

Ronald W. Thompson and Mona L. Thompson

Lori Dougherty and Stephen M. Dougherty

Jeannette Evans

Theresa Trevino

Deborah Factor

William Walsko and Dorothy Walsko

Daniel Faulk and Cynthia H. Faulk

Raymond Brown and Susan Hazlett

Jennie M. Ferralli 76

Thomas C. Fuqua Jr.

George J. Wolfe and Mary Ann D. Wolfe

Frederick J. Frank H’86 and Frances J. Frank



Richard C. Stephens ’52 John P. Unice ’65 and Carolyn Unice


William B. Boyles H’98 and Lee Boyles Thomas Contreras and Kathy Contreras Michael Crabtree and Mary Pillow Beth A. Creehan and Richard A. Creehan Karen B. Crenshaw Kerri A. DiGiovanni ’09

Nicholas Dubina and Barbara E. Dubina

Joel W. Cannon and Clair F. Cannon


Marvin L. Diehl ’54 and Millie Diehl

Robert R. Dunn ’03 and Leslie Dunn

Stephen G. Carpenter and Rosalie T. Carpenter

William W. Dukett and Shirley Dukett

James Falvo and Donna S. Falvo

Edward E. Cochran and Debra Cochran

W&J alumni and friends understand the importance of a strong body, as well as a strong mind, and donate to the College’s men’s and women’s athletic programs to benefit current and future generations of student-athletes.

Eckert, Seamans, Cherin, & Mellott, LLC

Violet Robertson Forrest ’72 and Robert G. Forrest H’96 Sayre Greenfield and Linda V. Troost

Joseph DiSarro and Judy Moses John Dowling

Greg R. Dunn Jr. ’00 and Amanda Niebauer Dunn ’00 Robert R. Dunn ’03 and Leslie Dunn Eat ’n Park Hospitality Group, Inc.

Lisa C. Hamilton ’83

Cheri L. Duball and John Duball

Charles T. Hannon and Uma R. Satyavolu

Billie Betler Eaves ’80 and Peter Eaves

Anonymous (2)

Mark F. Harris and Nancie T. Harris

T. Scott Frank ’71 and Sarah Frank

Andrew Aloe ’76 and Michelle DeFrancesco Aloe ’76

Terese F. Hines

Manabu Sato Gai and Zheya Gai

Joseph W. Balzer ’85 and Pamela Balzer

Sam P. Gidas and Jackie Gidas

Paul Baroffio and Mary Lynn Baroffio

John E. Frank ’53 and Jeannette Frank

Stephen J. Barone ’76 and Rosemary B. Barone

Jesse Vincent Gabriel ’00

Barone & Sons, Inc.

John J. Gregor and Melissa W. Gregor

Timothy S. Klitz and Jane E. Caldwell Ralph Liberatore Ross Luther and Annette Drew-Bear Luther Loretta D. McMahon ’87 and Robert McMahon

John J. Gregor and Melissa W. Gregor Marlene Grenell and Mark Grenell Linda E. Howarth

Patrick G. Aigner ’89

Barone, Murtha, Shonberg & Associates

Dean C. Morrow ’68 and Patty Morrow

Angela M. Jones ’11

Juanita L. Myers and Wayne Myers

Janice I. Kuhn ’94 and Stephen D. Kuhn

Charles E. Rea ’00 and Barbara G. Rea

Carolyn R. Kyler and Jocelyn A. Sheppard

Jeffry M. Betler ’77 and Susan A. Betler

Jack A. Rea Jr. and Dorris Rea

Kevin A. Lee and Alice Grier Lee

John L. Bord ’73 and Jeanie Bord

Robert C. Litchfield and Rachael Woldoff

Bord and Bord Lawyers

Peter Riesbeck Cindy C. Ross and Mark J. Ross Nora A. Semler William S. Sheers ’71 Cindy A. Smith and Jeffrey Smith Sarah J. Sperry Vicki L. Staton Richard J. Stevens Jr. and Kathy J. Stevens Thomas Szejko and Kelly Szejko Timothy M. Wagner ’07 James C. White II Edwin C. Williams Jr. ’73 and Mary M. Williams Mei Yu Yang

DONORS Steven Anderson Kellie H. Baird and Russ J. Baird Charlene Bedillion and Tommy Bedillion Jeffry M. Betler ’77 and Susan A. Betler Nancy Killen Bryant ’95 and Richard W. Bryant Patrick J. Caffrey

David J. Kolski and Mary Kolski

Margaret F. Mahramus and Nicholas Mahramus

Thomas P. Benic ’67 and Barbara S. Sullivan Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group

Audrey Taylor Bores ’03 and Scott R. Bores Joseph Breckons III ’11

John R. Ferraro ’70 and Bonnie Ferraro Gilbert Floyd Jr. ’92 Brian D. Frank Jr. ’08

GDK & Associates

Michael Haas and Michelle Haas Matthew D. Henry ’01 Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield James P. McArdle Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation Christopher Jones John S. Kern ’64 and Marie Kern Paul J. Kiell ’52 and Benita Kiell

Stuart J. Miller and Joann Miller

Karyn M. Brooks ’95

Donald F. Kirby and Debra Kirby

George H. Mondik ’53 and Donna T. Mondik

Robert J. Brooks and Susan Brooks

Ross J. Langford ’89 and April Novelli Langford ’88

Judy K. Moschetta

Robert J. Brooks Jr. ’92 and Shelli DeCarlo Brooks ’94

Donald G. Lightfoot ’70 and Joan S. Lightfoot

Brooks Family Foundation

Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group

Kimberly S. Paletta and Larry Sibert Alexis Dave Rittenberger ’99 and Jon Rittenberger

Donald M. Brunker ’02 and Danica Brunker

Michael R. Shaughnessy and Christy P. Shaughnessy

John Curtis Burns ’80

Amy M. Smith-Dille ’06 and Jason S. Dille G. Valerie Strimel and Norm Strimel Michael A. Timko ’88 and Susan Storrick Timko ’89 Cathy A. Uselton and Leonard Uselton

Pamela L. Burns James W. Cameron ’80 and Nancy Morgan Cameron ’81 Richard Cameron and Edwina W. Cameron H ’00 Anthony C. Canterna and Patricia Canterna Kenneth C. Carson Jr. ’53

Kenneth M. Mason Jr. ’64 and Marilyn Roberts Frank Mazurek Jr. John J. McCague III ’76 and Kathy McCague Barron P. McCune Jr. and Ann McCune James H. McCune and Rachel McCarrell McCune ’75 John N. McElravey ’54 and Mary Elizabeth McElravey

Beverly J. Wolf

Kay A. Cober

Michelle R. Wybranowski


Albert S. McGhee ’53 and Elizabeth McGhee

Jeffrey J. Conn ’86 and Paula Shurina Conn ’93

McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises, Inc.

Raymond Keith Cross Jr. ’93 and Melissa Cross

David B. McWilliams ’65 and Nancy McWilliams

Edward C. Dalglish ’57 and Sally A. Dalglish

William A. Meddings ’62 and Pam Meddings



Robert Meeder Metro Fence Co., Inc. Moon Township Honda-Hyundai Arthur C. Morrissey ’63 and Janet Hayes Donald C. Murray Jr. ’64 and Arlene Murray Robert J. Murray ’65 and Christine Murray Stephen W. Nugent and Lori A. Long Michael H. Orstein and Heather Orstein Joseph A. Pacelli ’63 and Joann Pacelli Thomas F. Paff ’03 Pfizer, Inc. Richard J. Pinelli Sr. ’78 and Tara D. Pinelli Randall S. Raner ’89 John W. & Shirley E. Richman Foundation

Memorial Gifts

In Memory of James B. Donnelly

In Memory of Walter K. Levy ’52 Anonymous

These meaningful gifts honor the memory of W&J alumni and friends while supporting the College in a number of important ways.

Norman T. Roule ’83 and Lorie Masturzo Roule ’83 Eugene W. Klaber and Tanya Klaber

In Memory of Kelly White Bonessi ’81 Elizabeth A. Griffin ’81 In Memory of J. David Caruthers ’80 Lisa A. Balash ’80 Patricia Harrison Easton ’74 and Richard F. Easton Jr. In Memory of Lawrence M. Crawford ’30 Donna Krepps In Memory of Eleanor DePalma Paul Scoles ’72

Kay A. Cober

In Memory of Harold L. Dorwart ’24

In Memory of Vincent J. Luppino ’57

Theodore M. Slabey ’45*

Darlene L. Luppino

In Memory of Sam Easoz

In Memory of Arthur P. Massaro ’53

John Daniels and Paula Daniels Solar Power Industries

M. Carl Herron ’53 and Elaine Herron

In Memory of John H. Eves ’48

In Memory of John G. Meskus ’55

Helen E. Lehotzky In Memory of David D. Faunce Jr. ’50 Delores Faunce Thomas J. Kohler and Mary A. Kohler In Memory of Helen Ford

Jeanne M. Meskus In Memory of Williams M. Mitchell Allan B. Goodrich ’65 and Teresa Goodrich In Memory of Julius S. Nyikos Gordon M. Core ’71 and Lois Core

In Memory of Julia DiBello

American Legion Auxiliary Unit #639

David A. Ross ’78 and Dana Crummer

American Orthotic & Prosthetic

Harry Shine and Robin Shine

William C. Ruha ’66 and Fennai N. Ruha

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Beam

W. K. Ford and Deloris Ford

Carolyn Blayney William Blick

Gary L. Ford ’81 and Kathy Ford

Ruth Bobula

Thomas C. Fuqua Jr.

Ray G. Simms Jr. ’58 and Karel Simms

Eugene Campbell

Thomas C. Fuqua

Michael Cerce and Jeanne Cerce

Mt. Lebanon High School

Ronald D. Snee ’63 and Marjorie C. Snee

Nancy Coran

Michelle Ritchey

Robert H. Shoop Jr. ’60 and Janet Shoop

Denise R. Cummins

Catherine R. Sutherland

In Memory of Frank C. Perry

John Day

Ronald W. Thompson and Mona L. Thompson

Jeanne B. Perry

Gary Sams ’80 and Cathy Spangler Sams ’85

Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center Vicki L. Staton Philip A. Steigner ’97 Robert H. Stevenson ’64 Peter F. Stracci ’74 and Sharon Stracci David H. Trushel ’51 and Cora M. Trushel John Van Schaik and Maureen Costigan

Nan DiBello Donald DiBello and Cynthia DiBello John Dinella and Angela Dinella Dynamic Employees Jennie M. Ferralli

Rollie Daniels Mary Linda Panasco In Memory of Alfred J. Gentile ’64 Donald C. Murray, Jr. ’64 and Arlene Murray

Valerie Flizanes

In Memory of William P. Griffin Jr. ’59

Charles Flock

Elizabeth A. Griffin ’81

Washington Area Teachers Federal Credit Union

Grace Fultz

Alan R. Weill ’59 and Nancy Y. Weill

Fred Knight

Jeffrey H. Welsh ’76 and Debra Welsh

David McCombs

Christopher B. Witte ’98

Susan Kerr Vidal Knight Keith E. Neill

In Memory of James G. Hawkins ’46

William J. McMahon and Nora McMahon Demas L. McVay Jr. ’55 Peter J. Ross ’74 and Louise Kirkpatrick Ross ’74

Eugene W. Klaber and Tanya Klaber In Memory of Sharon Pesich ’77 Catherine Cross Roman ’77 and Michael Roman In Memory of John C. Pettit Joseph DiSarro and Judy Moses In Memory of Cinda Griffin Pikulin ’80 Elizabeth A. Griffin ’81 In Memory of Paul E. Rathgeb Jr. ’55

In Memory of Anne R. Humphreys ’86

In Memory of R. Martin Reiley ’63

Patricia Harrison Easton ’74 and Richard F. Easton Jr.

Mary V. Nicolella

George W. Zannos ’64 and Marilyn Serlin

Irene Rothschild John Terry III and Shelley Terry

Gerald Zivoder and Judith Zivoder

Theresa Trevino Kenneth White

Demas L. McVay Jr. ’55

Jordan M. Zivoder ’11

George J. Wolfe and Mary Ann D. Wolfe

In Memory of Lester Lacock


In Memory of Richard F. Perrault ’57

Charles J. Queenan Jr. and Joann H. Queenan

Michael Yee ’02

The Friends and Neighbors of Mary Ann Wolfe 78

In Memory of John Lichvar ’38

In Memory of A. Samuel Kaufman ’55

Charlotte E. Rosenberry

Yvonne Leffler Rathgeb John S. Kern ’64 and Marie Kern David B. McWilliams ’65 and Nancy McWilliams William A. Meddings ’62 and Pam Meddings Arthur C. Morrissey ’63 and Janet Hayes Donald C. Murray Jr. ’64 and Arlene Murray

Joseph A. Pacelli ’63 and Joann Pacelli

Center for Principled Family Advocacy

In honor of the Admission Staff and Communications Staff

Ronald D. Snee ’63 and Marjorie C. Snee

Mary F. Clark

Alton E. Newell and Elsie Eagle

Katrine Gutman

Robert H. Stevenson ’64

Janet Honecker

In Honor of Swin Cash H’11

George W. Zannos ’64 and Marilyn Serlin

Mary J. Hopkins

In Memory of Ross D. Resciniti ’50

Rebecca J. Kurtz

Laura Resciniti

Jeremy C. McCamic ’49 and Jane C. McCamic

In Memory of Michael P. Rettger ’01 Judith S. Rettger

Catherine Hougan

Stanley Schrembeck Matthew Spicuzza

Gifts from Organizations

Robert Gallagher

Gifts from organizations provide vital support for College operations.

In Honor of William W. Dukett and Shirley Dukett


Alan R. Weill ’59 and Nancy Y. Weill In Honor of Charles P. Eaton ’64 and Judy Eaton

A.L. Brourman Associates The Abernathy Fund for Conservation of the Washington County Community Foundation American Legion Auxiliary Unit #639

Frederick Stamp, Jr.

Seth Rosenberg and Janet Rosenberg

In Memory of Hugh H. Taylor

In Honor of Robert G. Forrest H’96

R. Burke McLemore ’73 and Barbara McLemore

AYCO Charitable Foundation

F. Noel Parent, III ’78 and Kathleen K. Parent

Barbara and Barry Hemphill Charitable Fund

Rossin Foundation/ Rosetree, Inc.

In Memory of Bert Thoms

In Honor of Tori Haring-Smith

Barone & Sons, Inc.

Timothy R. Wisecarver ’65

In Memory of Constance Salvitti

In Memory of Margaret D. Tredici

Michael P. Grzesiak and Karen E. Grzesiak

Barone, Murtha, Shonberg & Associates

Richard Cameron and Edwina W. Cameron H’00

Thomas J. Tredici ’49

Dennis E. McMaster and Chris McMaster

Belfiore Vending

In Memory of Edwin V. Valdiserri ’73

Byron P. McCrae

Blake Properties

James C. White, II

Oxford University Press

Bord and Bord Lawyers

Alton E. Newell and Elsie Eagle

Brooks Family Foundation

In Honor of Kathryn A. Mioduszewski

Cappelli’s Beer & Pop Warehouse

Herald Green and Mary A. Green

Center for Principled Family Advocacy

In Memory of John W. Rohrer, III ’56 Louise Rohrer In Memory of Peter C. Rossin

In Memory of A. William Samson ’37 Richard Cameron and Edwina W. Cameron H’00 David R. Dehaas Charles Rickey and Ethel Rickey William Walsko and Dorothy Walsko Beverly J. Wolf

Ronald O. Valdiserri ’73 In Memory of Albert L. Varacallo, Jr. ’79 Patricia Harrison Easton ’74 and Richard F. Easton, Jr. In Memory of James A. Waite

In Memory of Walter S. Sanderlin

Sherman E. Kahn and Nancy S. Waite-Kahn

Jay D. Allen ’68 and Susan Allen

In Memory of John W. Walther, Jr. ’63

In Memory of David K. Scarborough

Audrey L. Walther

Jacqueline Scarborough

In Memory of Ralph H. Wisniewski ’64

Donald C. Murray, Jr. ’64 and Arlene Murray

Donald C. Murray, Jr. ’64 and Arlene Murray

In Memory of William B. Schonberg ’63

In Memory of Michael G. Zabetakis ’45

Danny Grundel

Eugene W. Klaber and Tanya Klaber

Thomas Hadinger Francine Kamen Carol Nussbaum Howard Perlman Reister Lump & Burton, CPA

Honorary Gifts

In Memory of Joseph I. Steele ’54

These special gifts celebrate loved ones or friends while supporting the College in a number of important ways.

C. M. Abdalian and Colleen Abdalian

In Honor of Otto Abraham

In Memory of Henry E. Seidel ’52 Nancy Seidel

Raymond Brown and Susan Hazlett

Constance Levy Ceisler

In Honor of Melissa L. Montgomery Alvin Stein and Judith Stein In Honor of Gerald Lee Morosco ’81 A.L. Brourman Associates In Honor of Ronald V. Pellegrini ’59

American Orthotic & Prosthetic

Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group

Charleroi Federal Savings Bank Charles E. Hughes Memorial Foundation The Chevron Community Fund of the Community Foundation of Fayette County, PA Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation ComDoc

Eden Hall Foundation

CONSOL Energy Inc.

In Honor of Micker K. Samios ’07

David C. O’Leary Family I.H.S Fund

Maryk. McGinley In Honor of J. Frederick Sharer ’60 and Carolyn Sharer Ronald D. McKenzie ’55 and Jane McKenzie Robert B. Shust ’59 and Judith Shust In Honor of Rena Sufrin Alvin Stein and Judith Stein

Dayton Foundation Delta Dental of Colorado Doug and Betsey Schwab Family Foundation Dr. Marvin & Irene Perer Family Fund Driving Force Foundation Drs. Todd and Diane Thompson Fund Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Inc. Eckert, Seamans, Cherin, & Mellott, LLC Eden Hall Foundation Educational Child Care The Eileen & Warren Martin Fund



Erie Community Foundation

R. G. Johnson Company

Flamenbaum Family Fund

Rabbi Sanford and Ruth Marcus Fund

The Forsythe Foundation through PNC Advisors Charitable Trust

Lockheed Martin Corporation

These generous gifts from W&J donors who have passed away support the College’s mission in various ways.

Merck Partnership for Giving

GDK & Associates

John W. & Shirley E. Richman Foundation

The Hearst Foundation

RMC Rental Enterprises, Inc.

Howard Heinz Endowment

Robert A. Simonin Agency, Inc.

Robert Bryan ’44

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

John Bayard Rodgers Trust

Alex Jerome ’63

Rossin Foundation/ Rosetree, Inc.

Walter Stuart ’50

Salvitti Family Foundation

Helen Tucker

Samuel, Fannie and Irwin A. Solow Endowment Fund

Guy Woodward ’40

Hottle & Associates, Inc. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ideal Foundation Innogive Foundation James P. McArdle Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation

Paul D. Schurgot Foundation, Inc. Sewickley Valley Rheumatology

Jefferson Orthopedic Group

Simpson Funeral Home

John S. & Cynthia Reed Foundation

S.J. Mulholland, Inc.

Kohr & Associates

Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center

Kristin and David Steinberg Foundation Marcy Family Foundation Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group Massey Charitable Trust McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises, Inc. Richard King Mellon Foundation Merck Institute for Science Education

Solar Power Industries

Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh Stanford and Barbara Trachtenberg Donor Advised Fund

Hugh Taylor

John Yanason ’44

Lubrizol Foundation Microsoft Corporation Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Nationwide Foundation North Star Mortgage Company Northrop Grumman Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company Pfizer, Inc. Piedmont Natural Gas PNC Bank Foundation PPG Industries, Inc. Procter & Gamble Company

Matching Gifts Corporate matching gift programs enable W&J alumni, parents and friends to multiply their giving to the College.

Shell Oil Company Foundation Sherwin-Williams Foundation Siemens Westinghouse Power State Farm Insurance Tektronix Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby, Inc.

Abbott Laboratories

Wabtec Corporation

Aegon Transamerica Foundation

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Stanley & Kathleen Grumbacher Fnd

Aetna Foundation

Swanson Charitable Gift Fund T-Bones, Inc.

American Electric Power Company, Inc.

Ted and Karen Martin Family Fund

Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

Thomas J. and Cheryl D. Leydig Fund


Alcoa Foundation

Gifts in Kind W&J alumni and friends support the College through their non-monetary gifts of tangible property or personal assets.

Tocqueville Society

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation

Trust of Madeline Frances Wills

Bank of America

Cappelli’s Beer & Pop Warehouse

United States Steel Foundation, Inc.

BASF Corporation

RMC Rental Enterprises, Inc.

Mile High United Way

Bechtel Power Corporation

Milton and Jennifer Magee Charitable Fund

Washington Area Teachers Federal Credit Union

BNY Mellon Foundation

Dennis G. Trelka and Constance L. Trelka ’76


Washington County Farm Bureau

CNA Insurance Companies

Metro Fence Co., Inc. The Michael & Teryl Nettleton Charitable Fund of the Dallas Foundation

Moon Township Honda-Hyundai

White Tree Service

Mosites Construction Company

William Hal Davis Fund

Mt. Lebanon High School

WJPA Radio Station

The New York Community Trust

Wylie Wallace Fults Foundation

The Nickel Foundation

Youth Service America/ Sodexo Foundation

Nova Aurora Corporation

Zimmerman Trust

Caterpillar Foundation CONSOL Energy Inc. Cooper Industries Dominion Foundation Eaton Corporation Eli Lilly and Company Ernst & Young Foundation General Electric Corporation

Orange County’s United Way

H.J. Heinz Company

Oxford University Press

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

PA DECD Keystone Innovation Starter Kit Grant


Reister Lump & Burton, CPA

Estate Gifts

Hoffman-La Roche, Inc.

Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council

Home Depot

Primary Care of Western PA

Instrumentation Lab

Prudential Foundation

Johnson & Johnson


IBM Corporation

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Flying high Field hockey defender Meaghan Thornlow ’13 high-fives her teammates and coaches during introductions. Thornlow was named MVP of the Empire 8 Tournament, where the Presidents upset Utica and Nazareth to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in College history. For more fall sports coverage, turn to page 20.


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On the cover Metzli Rivera ’14 and Ji Park ’12 are recipients of W&J’s Give It Forward Together (GIFT) Fund. Supported by Walter Flamenbaum ’62, M.D., the scholarship helps cover tuition, room and board costs for students in need of financial assistance. To learn how Flamenbaum and other alumni are making a difference in the lives of W&J students, turn to page 10.


How can paintings that have been damaged or darkened over time be restored without altering the artist’s original intentions? In “The Chemistry of Art Conservation,” Dr. Jennifer Logan and her students seek to answer this question in a first-year seminar course that blends science with art, history and philosophy. When you give to the W&J Fund, you give passionate professors like Dr. Logan the resources—from scalpels to goggles to fluorescent microscopes—to transform her classroom into a top-notch laboratory for W&J students. Make your moment today. Make your gift at washjeff.edu/give.

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FIELD OF FOCUS Standing proud in a sea of spectators, President Tori Haring-Smith watches the red and black take on Geneva College in the Homecoming football game at Cameron Stadium. The Presidents made an impressive showing, recording a 24-7 victory over the Golden Tornadoes. For more Homecoming coverage, turn to page 24.


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