July 2016

News received between March 2015 and May 2016

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WILLIAM CLARK, Sheffield Village, contributed a story about World War II minesweepers in Lorain for The Silent Defenders, the official publication of the Naval Minewarfare Association.


REV. JAMES LAWSON, Los Angeles, Calif. headlined the program “No Voice, No Choice: The Voting Rights Act at 50”with the Rev. C.T. Vivian at Middle Tennessee State University.


DEAN THOMAS, Bellville, is an active volunteer with the Lion’s Club and Bellville-Jefferson Township Historical Society.

ED DOHANOS, Wellington, was inducted into the Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame.


PARKER BOSLEY, Cleveland, is a chef-consultant for Fresh Fork Market. He recently traveled to Europe to explore the health benefits of sustainably produced food products.


I. JAMES HACKENBERG, Mentor, was named a “Health Care Hero” by Crain’s Cleveland Business and received an award for excellence in community service from the Ohio Hospital Association for his work as a trustee of Lake Health.  He was also named Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.

DAVID NORRIS, Boulder, Colo., has co-authored a book, Forensic Plant Science with Dr. Jane Bock, documenting techniques used in applying botanical data in the solving violent crimes.


JERRY HANIAK, Tampa, Fla., was inducted into the Florida Half Century Softball League Hall of Fame.


EDWARD SCHROTH, Leetsdale, Penn., was honored with the Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.


SHIRLEY LEFFERTS ENGLISH, Ormond Beach, Fla., is an active pianist in her community.


BRUCE BILEK, Solon, celebrated fifty years of marriage to his wife Susan (see ’66) on the BW campus, where they first met as students.


SUSAN MIDDLETON BILEK, Solon, celebrated fifty years of marriage to her husband Bruce (see ’65) on the BW campus, where they first met as students.

CHRISTINE GORMLY WHITTEN, Hamden, Conn., is president of Business Image Counts. Recent projects include a public awareness campaign for Arts for Learning, Connecticut and PR coordination for Red Hook Retro Design.


TOM HELWICK, Livingston, Mt., was featured in the Billings Gazette as part of its series “Vietnam Voices” for his service as a captain in the Air Force.


JOHN “JACK” MENTAL, Westerville, is now principal at St. Mary Catholic School in Marion.


DONNA MOSES BALTAKIS, Eunice, La., received the Presidential Circle Award for the Keep Eunice Beautiful project, for which she serves as volunteer director.

ANDREW POPPER, Bethesda, Md., is the chair of law school admissions for American University’s Washington College of Law.  He has published Casebook-Administrative Law: A Contemporary Approach and the novel Sunrise at the American Market.


SCOTT PERCY, Green Valley, Ariz., is a clinical engineering site manager for TriMedx HealthCare.

JOHN DAVID SMITH, Charlotte, N.C., is the Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at University of North Carolina-Charlotte.  He received the First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal, the university’s highest recognition for research and scholarship.


JANET LOWDER, Bratenahl, was named Cleveland Elder Law Attorney of the Year by Best Lawyers in America and named one of the top 25 women attorneys in Cleveland by Super Lawyers. Her firm, Hickman & Lowder Co., LPA now has offices in four Ohio cities.

CHRISTOPHER LYTLE, Chicago, Ill., is the founder of Sparque, Inc.  A professional speaker and seminar leader, he is now working with Plan Z, the Diet by Zola.


BETTE LOU VERSACI HIGGINS, Elyria, is artistic director of Eden Valley Enterprises.  Her documentary Trail Magic, about the first solo female hiker on the Appalachian Trail, debuted on PBS. 


ORVAL RAY BUTLER, Short Hills, N.J., is a partner in real estate development and a freelance musician.

FRANK TALERICO, Margate, Fla., is entering his 22nd year as City Commissioner for the city of Margate and his 40th year as a clinical audiologist.


ELMER PINTAR, Wickliffe, is a bassoonist with the Lakeland Community College Civic Band and a substitute teacher in Lake and Geauga counties.

PAMELA ALTIER RICE, Naples, Fla., is real estate agent at Downing-Frye Realty, Inc.


TIMOTHY JOHNSON, Brooklyn, N.Y., is an assistant professor of theatre arts-acting at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.


JEFFERYHEYL (MBA), Christchurch, New Zealand, is a senior lecturer at Lincoln University.

MARK VERDOVA, Westlake, was inducted into the Lakewood City Schools Athletic Hall of Fame by the Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation.


MITCHELL FALLIS (MBA), Lorain, was awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation from the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.


PHILIP J. BERNIER, Cleveland, earned a doctor of ministry degree from St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology. He now serves as pastor of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and is an adjunct faculty member at Borromeo Seminary.

GREGORY HILL, Copley, is a master faculty member at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

MARY ROSEMAN HITCH, North Royalton, is a medical technologist at University Suburban Medical Center Lab.

LYNN S. MIGGINS (MBA), Vermilion, is president for American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio.

SUSAN “SUBE” FELTON NAKANISHI (MAED '95), Bradford, Mass., is adult services and outreach coordinator at the Langley-Adams Library.

SIMONE GENET POLK, Centerville, is creator of the Independent Scholars Network (ISN) at Wright State University.

GEORGE “SKIP” TUSA (MBA), Vermilion, earned a paralegal certificate from Cuyahoga Community College.



DON MALTBY (MBA), Bay Village, is president and chief operating officer of Hub Group, a transportation management corporation.

WARREN LEASE, Hamburg, N.Y., is a recreation specialist.  He was honored as a Character Coach of the Year by the Town of Hamburg recreation department.


RAYMOND EBERSOLE, Hudson, received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

MARTHA SANDERSON HASSELBUSCH (MAED '87), Cleveland, is superintendent for the South Central Local School District.

ROBERT MINCHAK, Brooklyn, N.Y., is a licensed real estate salesperson for Corcoran Group Real Estate.

MICHAEL NEUMANN (MBA), Akron, is executive director of Shaw Jewish Community Center of Akron.


BRUCE CAHOON (MBA), Copley, was appointed a mentor for local start-ups and existing businesses by Akron SCORE.

ALMA MOORE (MBA '99), Kent, is a lecturer in the counselor education and supervision department at Kent State University.


GENE BERG, Raleigh, N.C., is an instructor of business at Wake Technical Community College.

MICHAEL GALLAGHER (MBA), Denver, Colo., is senior vice president of sales of eMindful, a provider of applied mindfulness programs to employers.

MELINDA MURPHY, Richmond, Ky., is director of gift and estate planning at Eastern Kentucky University.

LOREI FRAME REINHARD, Granville, was honored as a Believe in Ohio STEM Exemplar by the Ohio Academy of Science. She is the director of laboratory services at Licking Memorial Hospital.


TROY MCCLELLAN, Strasburg, was inducted into the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association District 5 Hall of Fame.

CHARLES “CHUCK” ROTUNO, Wooster, is on the board of directors for Westfield Bank.

STEVEN SMITH, Seattle, Wash., is executive director of Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus, the largest community chorus in North America and largest LGBT-identified chorus in the world.

DEBBIE SCHULTZ SPRANG, Goodlettsville, Tenn., is director of family and parent programs at Belmont University.


JAMES PARENTI, Alexandria, Va., was appointed senior associate dean and chief administrative officer at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

MARGARET “MARGIE” OSWALD TOMPROS, Woodbridge, Va., is a playwright and actor. Her most recent play Deeds, Not Words celebrating the suffragist Alice Paul was staged at the Workhouse Arts Center. Margie also works as a role-player for local, state, and federal law enforcement agency academies.


JAMES “JIM” DUSKY, Westwood, N.J., is an events and experiential marketing specialist at BMW Motorrad.

JEFFREY MURPHY (MBA), Cuyahoga Falls, is vice president of Northeast Ohio operations for Dominion East Ohio. 

KURT TREU (MBA), Solon, has opened The Growth Coach of Greater Cleveland, a business and sales coaching franchise.

DEBORAH TURCHEK WASYLKO, Brunswick, is the owner of Baskets Galore.


CHRISTOPHER FEE, Aspers, Pa., is a professor and chair of English at Gettysburg College.  Among other innovative courses, he has collaborated with BW professors Susan Oldrieve, Jack Winget, and Adam Heffernan on “Hamlet in Denmark” which culminated in a play performed in its original setting, Kornberg Castle in Helsingor.  He has also developed a service-learning course on homelessness with his Gettysburg colleague, Gretchen Carlson Natter ’96.

TOM EINHOUSE, Lakewood, was re-elected to the Lakewood City Schools board.

HOLLIE KOZAK, Willoughby, is vice president at the Summit Health System Orthopedic Institute and was inducted into the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.


CURT MILLER, Bloomington, Ind., is now the coach of the Connecticut Sun, a WNBA team.

DEANNA “DEE” VOSS, Pinecrest, Fla., is dean of undergraduate admissions for Nova Southeastern University.

RANDALL “RANDY” WRIGHT, Galena, is assistant superintendent for Olentangy Local Schools.


MARK BENNETT, Rocky River, was honored for his work prosecuting mortgage fraud cases by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

JENNIFER “JENNY” BUGBEE, Painesville, is vice president of operations and marketing at Werner G. Smith, Inc., a green chemical manufacturer.

KHASHYAR DARVICH, Silver Spring, Md., produced and directed the documentary films Dalai Lama Awakening and Dalai Lama’s Compassion in Action.

CAROLYN KACZYNSKI HARRIS, Colorado Springs, Colo., earned a Ph.D. in organizational development and leadership from University of the Rockies.

KAREN SIMPSON KRANTZ, Westlake, received an Achievement in Excellence Award from the Akron/ Canton Affiliate of National Sales & Marketing Executives. She works in sales AultCare Corporation.

JOELLE KRIEGER MAGYAR, Mentor, is superintendent of the Brecksville-Broadview Heights school district.

DENISE MUNDORFF WILSON, Musselburgh, Scotland, is an administrative officer for the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, which includes HR and postgraduate research administration.


BRIDGET GALLAGHER ELIAS (MAED), Avon Lake, is assistant principal at Westlake High School.

ROBIN SANFILIPPO HASENPFLUG, Butler, Pa., is a cellist in the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and an adjunct professor at Mercyhurst University and Westminster College.

ANITA HORTON LACEY, Euclid, is a registered nurse at University Hospitals.


ANGELA ANDERSON, Cleveland, is chief human resources officer for Help Foundation Inc.

TAWANNA ARMSTRONG, Berkeley, Calif., is vice president, Global Self-Service Business Intelligence Platform Owner at Jones Lang LaSalle.

LESLIE NAPLES BUSH (MBA), Brecksville, is chief clinical officer and director of nursing at UH Rehabilitation Hospital. 

MONICA ROSKOPH DEROSIER, Vicksburg, Miss., earned a Master’s Degree in health administration from the University of Cincinnati, and is the nurse manager of the medical-surgical department at River Regions Medical Center.

BONNIE KUBEC (MAED '00), Brook Park, is principal at Kidder Elementary School in the Brunswick City School District.

DAWN OWEN-YOUNG, Berea, is vice president of the board of directors for the Lupus Foundation of America, GOC.

CHERYL MATE PROCTOR, Franklin, Tenn., is now sales & marketing liaison for ProfitStars, a Jack Henry & Associates Company.

DUANE SHELDON, Olmsted Falls, is now athletics director at Dublin Coffman High School.

RICK SIMMONS, Chardon, is executive board president for Ravenwood Mental Health Center.

CHRISTEN BEAM VARLEY, Akron, is a public affairs specialist for Liberty HealthShare.


BART HARRIS (MBA), Strongsville, is a human resources manager for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems.

DAVID KUNTZ, North Royalton, is executive vice president for finance and administration at Cuyahoga County Community College.

LAURA MEZZULO McDERMOTT, Strongsville, received Delta Air Lines’ Platinum Circle Award for global sales for the fourth time.



ANTHONY RISPOLI, Russell, is a senior manager at Plante Moran LLP.

KRISTEN DEMBOSKI YOUNG, Smithfield, Va., completed the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) K-12 graduate program at Regent University.

JOYCE SEBES ZAK, Brunswick, is an advisor at Fairport Asset Management.


CYRIL KLEEM, Berea, was re-elected mayor of the City of Berea.

SYMONE McCLAIN, Maple Heights, is now vice president of the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation.

NIECA L. NOWELS, New Albany, is director of the Marysville Public Library.


MICHAEL BIGHAM, Hudson, received the “Heart of Hudson” Award for his work as a pediatric critical care physician at Akron Children’s Hospital.

MIKE DOVILLA, Berea, was elected national president of Phi Kappa Tau.

CARLA ROSE ARNONE FISHER, Edmonds, Wa., made her Broadway debut as a lyricist with the musical It Shoulda Been You.  The show’s song “Perfect” earned Outer Critics Circle and Drama League award nominations.

MICHELLE DALLACHIESA FLANIK (MBA '04), Bay Village, received an Archer Award for innovation in human resource management from Crain’s Cleveland Business.  She is director of organizational development at American Greetings Corp.

JENNIFER GRAMS HAAS, Fishers, Ind., is the co-owner of Orangetheory Fitness Indianapolis-Ironworks at Keystone.

KIMBERLY EDMONDS KAUFFMAN, Grafton, was honored by the Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics as the 2015 Outstanding Middle School Mathematics Educator.  She teaches in the Midview Local School District.


SUZANNE BULLARD, Cedar Falls, Iowa, is director at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Suzuki School. She teaches cello at UNI and Wartburg College.

BARRY W. HARSA, Seoul, Korea, is deputy attache of homeland security investigations at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul.

JASON SEBER, Louisville, Ky., has been appointed assistant conductor of the Kansas City Symphony.

THOMAS JAMES (“T.J.”) WORSENCROFT, Avon Lake, started a new property and casualty insurance agency, Navigate Risk Advisors LLC.


ROBYN WALTERS BLACK, North Royalton, is a showroom manager at Ohio Desk.

HEATHER RIZEN CORNELL, Brecksville, is vice president at Stan Bazan & Company, an accounting firm.

ALBERT “AL” DIFRANCO, Willoughby, is president and CEO of the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce.

MURRAY HOOTEN III, Massillon, is the boys basketball coach at East High School in Akron.

MARY FRANCHINA KENNEDY (MBA), Hinckley, is the chief nursing officer at Medina Hospital.

BONNIE McMILLAN, Wickliffe, is VP of sales and marketing for DRB Systems.

ALMA MOORE (MBA '99), see '84.

MELISSA VANDERKAYY TOMASULO, Essex Junction, Vt., is the first director of the new neuroscience program at Saint Michael’s College.

MARYELLEN VALAITIS (MBA), Ninety Six, S.C., is chief human resource officer for McGraw-Hill Education.

MICHAEL JOHN VON GUNTEN, Vermilion, is superintendent of Firelands Local Schools in Lorain County.

SHANNON WEBB VON GUNTEN, Vermilion, is a physician assistant for Cleveland Clinic in internal medicine.


KATIE ROOT ALLENDER, is manager and CPA at Bober, Markey, Fedorovich.

MICAH BAIRD, Akron, is medical director for inpatient rehabilitation at Akron Children’s Hospital.

EBONY DONLEY, Cleveland, is founder of Literacy Innovations LLC, a tutoring company.

CHRISTINE KALAMASZ EICHMULLER, Cleveland, is tax services manager for Corrigan Krause CPAs.

JESSICA OLLIS KORMAN, Wadsworth, is senior director for finance for Cleveland Clinic.


MICHAEL MADEJ, Broadview Heights, is digital media director for Babcox Media.

JENNIFER ANDREWS MARKOVICH, Reynoldsburg, is a fine arts admission counselor for Otterbein University.

HEATHER SAKAI, Cleveland, is arsenal manager at Go Media and event director for Weapons of Mass Creation Fest.

CARRIE ANN SIMPSON, New Orleans, La., was elected to the board of directors for the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN).


NICHOLAS BOWERS, Elyria, graduated magna cum laude from Cleveland State University’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing program.

MITCH CHARVAT, Hinckley, is the Medina High School associate principal.

JOSEPH “JOE” FISHER, New York, N.Y., is a senior vice president at FCB Health, a healthcare branding and marketing agency.

PENNY FORSTER, Cleveland, is now sales manager, corporate partnerships & premium hospitality for the Cleveland Indians.

CRAIG HORBUS, Rootstown, is a business and technology attorney for Witschey & Firestone Co., LPA and a board member of Leadership Akron and the Greater Akron Chamber.

SAMANTHA HOVANIC, Strongsville, is a foster care supervisor at Ohio Guidestone.

KENT KIFFNER, Westerville, is general counsel at Mission Essential.

CHRISTOPHER LEWIS, Avon, is facilities and events director for the Lorain County Metro Parks.

MELANIE MATEJKA PRESTAGE, Hinckley, is the assistant to the chair of the Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.

JACLYN RINGSTMEIER, Valley City, is executive director of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce.

GABRIEL “ANDY” ROZSA, Montreal, QC, Canada received his Ph.D. of music degree by McGill University. His dissertation “Interchangeable Parts: An Examination and Comparison of Fixed and Modular Trombones” research was presented in a public lecture-recital in Montreal.

VICKI SCHORPP TURNER, Parma, is supervisor of instructional technology for Strongsville City Schools.

DAVID VAN SLYKE, Columbus, was named one of Ohio Super Lawyers magazine’s “Rising Stars” for his role as a real estate and finance attorney at Plunkett Cooney law firm.


LINDA FLORJANCIC, Wadsworth, was elected president of the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation.

BROOKE MENAPACE GRAFE, Dover, is principal of East Elementary.

CARL JACOB KAMM III, Berlin Heights, is a partner in the law firm of Flynn, Py, & Kruse Co. LPA.

SEAN MICHAEL KEELAN, Lawrence, Kans., is classical music director and morning host for Kansas Public Radio.

DANIEL “DAN” MARSHALL, New York, N.Y., is the artistic director of The Bronx Charter School for the Arts.  

LESLIE MORTUS MESENBURG, Collins, is now director of marketing for Firelands Regional Medical Center.

JILL PAICE, Montclair, N.J., stars as Milo Davenport in the Broadway musical An American in Paris.

MATTHEW SNYDER, Akron, opened the High & Low Winery in Medina.


CHRISTINA ELIZABETH ACTIS, Riverview, Fla., earned a Master of Arts in Education from East Carolina State University.  She is also a CrossFit Level 1 trainer. 

DYLAN DAVIS, Moraga, Calif., is the Asia Foundation’s country representative in Korea.

TODD HODKEY, Lagrange, is the athletic director for Medina High School.

TYLER KELLY, Bay Village, is a lieutenant at the Westlake Fire Department.

SABRINA STOWERS MCQUERRY, Lawrenceville, Ga., is a registered nurse at Northside Hospital.

LAURIE-BETH MRAZ PATTIE, Cleveland, is now paralegal to general counsel in Tremco Inc.’s Law Department. She is also a vocal soloist and alto section chorus member with the Cleveland POPS Orchestra, and a vocal soloist at Church of the Western Reserve.

BRIAN RENKAS (MBA '05), Strongsville, is vice president of finance and CFO of The Village at St. Edward, a senior living campus.

CHRISTOPHER VICHA, North Ridgeville, is principal of Fairview High School.

NATALIE JO WINKELFOOS, Lakewood, was named Division III Administrator of the Year by the National Association of College Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA).


TAMARA BERG, Sacramento, Calif., is a weather forecaster for KCRA’s Central Coast Morning News.

JENNIFER GRACE D’AGOSTINO, Evanston, Ill., is an assistant professor of music and voice at Walsh University.

CHRISTINA FERRONE, Olmsted Township, is the assistant director of the EY Americas Talent team at Ernst and Young.


DAN LARLHAM, Stow, is head coach of the Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy football program.

JARED RAWLINGS, Port Orange, Fla., earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He is assistant professor and director of music education at Stetson University School of Music.

JAMES SANFILIPPO (MAED), Strongsville, is principal of Bassett Elementary School in Westlake.

AUDREY WHITTAKER WALLACE, Akron, was a winner in the Project Entrepreneur pitch competition. Together with Amy Harder Husted '07, Audrey developed the Komae babysitting exchange app. 

ELIZABETH “LIZ” FRIES WARREN, Dublin, received a Model Practice Award from the National Association of City and County Health Officials for injury prevention public health programming.

ALICIA WHITE VANLANDINGHAM, San Antonio, Tex., is a physical therapist for active duty service members and veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for the Intrepid.


BLERINA KOSTA BRUNS, Sarasota, Fla., is a discharge project coordinator for Florida Cancer Specialists.

DANA HAMMOND HOGG, Brooklyn, N.Y., earned a master of arts in special education from Brooklyn College. She is a member of Teach for America and a learning specialist at Explore Charter School.

ALANA JOCHUM, Brooklyn, is managing director of Equality Ohio.

ALICIA LaVECCHIA HANSEN, Parma, is director of marketing and events for L’Nique Specialty Linen Rental and an instructor at Evolution Yoga.

ALLISON HEGEDUS KENNEDY, Cleveland, is assistant director of support services for Cleveland Museum of Art.

BRIAN RENKAS (MBA), Strongsville, see '03. 

NICOLE BISMARK WILSON (MBA), Brunswick, is sole owner of Invite Design.


TYLER BOONE, Greenfield, Mass., is the community support and housing manager for the Center of Human Development.

CONSTANCE BRANNON, North Canton, is a communications specialist and manager of outreach initiatives for Malone University.

KATHYRN “KATE” VALE CASTROVINCE, Westlake, is vice president of marketing at SBN Interactive.

LAILA DISCENZA (MAED), Chagrin Falls, is principal of Chagrin Falls Middle School.

JOSEPH “JOE” GEORGE, Macedonia, is a staff anesthesiologist for Cleveland Clinic.

“TOM” JOSEPH HARRINGTON, Medina, is a gym teacher and head basketball coach at Buckeye High School.

JESSICA “JESSIE” HORNER HOLL, Fort Washington, Pa., is the assistant director of annual giving at Germantown Academy. 

LINDSAY MAMULA, Washington, D.C., is a senior associate of digital communications for the Pew Charitable Trusts.

JILL MAY, Chicago, Ill., is a testing specialist in the department of human resources for the City of Chicago.

KIRA THURMAN, Ann Arbor, Mich., is an assistant professor of history and German studies at the University of Michigan.


VANGJOLA GJIKA (MBA '07), Washington, D.C., is a professional accounting fellow at the Office of the Comptroller of Currency.

AMY HARDER HUSTED, Copley, was a winner in the Project Entrepreneur pitch competition. Together with Audrey Whittaker Wallace ’04, Amy developed the Komae babysitting exchange app.  

LISA LIOTTA, Painesville, is an associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at Lake Erie College.

NICOLE MIHALIC, Hanahan, S.C., earned a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from Kent State University.

THERESA SCHNEIDER (MBA '12), Lakewood, is campaign manager for Beck Center for the Arts.

ADAM TAYLOR, Akron, is a key account specialist for GOJO Industries.


NICHOLAS CERIMELE (MAED), Strongsville, is a reading intervention specialist for the Medina City Schools.

JESSICA TRABERT COREY, Syracuse, N.Y., earned a PhD in rhetoric and composition with a specialization in literacy, rhetoric and social practice. She is a lecturer of writing and rhetoric at Syracuse University.

CARI ANN GORNIK, Cleveland, is a content strategist for CTRAC.

MATTHEW GRADY, North Ridgeville, is girls’ basketball head coach at Valley Forge High School.

LAUREN HANNA, Berea, is now president of the Cleveland Panhellenic Association.

IAN LOWE, Bethlehem, Pa., is executive director of Pi Lambda Phi International Fraternity. He earned a commission in the Air Force and is now a second lieutenant in the Air Force Reserves.

ELIZABETH OAKS, Fairfax, Va., is working as a missionary as well as teaching English and music at a special needs school in Kenya’s Rift Valley.

WHITNEY ZUNIC, North Ridgeville, is co-owner of a wedding photography business, Lumin Images LLC.


AARON APATHY (MBA '09), Parma, is a manager of assurance services at Corrigan Krause.

JOSHUA BAUMAN, Alden, N.Y., is an assistant football coach for the Tampa Bay Storm.  

LEEANNE KOSOVICH BRUMMER, Greeley, Colo., earned a master’s of public health from the Colorado School of Public Health, with a concentration in Community Health Education. She is a program assistant with Weld County Prevention Partners.

JESSICA CUDNIK, Parma, is an athletic trainer and durable medical equipment specialist for Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center.

GRACE CLIFFORD (MAED '11), Lagrange, is associate director of disability resources for Case Western Reserve University. She was named CWRU’s Student Affairs Outstanding Professional of 2015.

AMY DAWSON, Lakewood, is an assistant director of development at the Cleveland Clinic.

HILLARY ELK, London, U.K., has created her own production company, Crow and Elk, in London. She is the assistant dance captain and member of the ensemble in the musical Memphis in London’s West End.

ALLISON KOKELY (MAED '14), Parma, is a 2nd grade STEM teacher in the Parma City School District and earned her principal’s license.

AMY MARTIN-MADELEY (MAED '15), Garfield Heights, earned a master of arts in education from BW in mild/ moderate educational needs and an advanced practice minor in technology integration.

NICK MILLER (MAED), Avon, is assistant principal at Dover Intermediate School for Westlake City Schools.

SAM SALMOND, Brooklyn, N.Y., won the 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant, an award for emerging musical theatre writers.

BENJAMIN SCHAEFER, Washington, D.C., earned a master’s of public administration (MPA) from American University. He is a policy specialist at the National Conference of State Legislatures.

SARA YUSKO, Conneaut, is a wrap coordinator for the Community Counseling Center in Ashtabula.


CHIQUITA BONNER, Cleveland, received a “Pillar of Justice” Award for outstanding work/ Excellence in the general felony case management unit in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

STEVEN CAPLE, JR., Los Angeles, Calif., is director of The Land, his first feature film, which has been chosen for the NEXT category at the Sundance Film Festival.

KATIE ZAVATCHAN HILL, Lakewood, is associate executive director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

DANIEL L. JACOBS, Broadview Hts., is an attorney for Laubacher & Co.

COREY MACH, New York City, N.Y., made his off-Broadway debut in Invisible Thread at the Second Stage Theatre.

LEO MALLIAS (MBA), Westlake, is Bowling Green State University-Fireland’s library director.

THOMAS PARKER, Carrollton, is golf course superintendent at the Pines Golf Club in Orrville.

FELICIA ROJAS, Parma Heights, received her doctorate of musical arts in violin performance at Texas Tech University. She is working with the Grammy award-winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea.

KAT SLABY, Puyallup, Wash., is program coordinator for the office of student involvement and leadership at Pacific Lutheran University.


KATELYN BOOTHBY, Broadview Heights, is a marketing assistant for Grafix.


ANGELA DIMAURO (MBA), Columbia, Md., is northeast area human resource manager for Sherwin-Williams.

BARBARA MAYHEW FLANAGAN (MBA), Rocky River, is a process improvement senior analyst for New York Life.

GEORGIA HATZIS, Brecksville, is an associate at Ulmer & Berne LLP.

PATRICK HAYES, North Olmsted, won a theatrical lighting design and programming competition, Live Design International, with his graduate school partner from Carnegie Mellon University. The prize included a cash award of $20,000.

STEPHANIE SWINEHART LAWRENCE, Akron, earned a Master’s degree in nonprofit administration and leadership from Cleveland State University.

AMANDA STANLEY, North Royalton, is a program specialist and case manager for Goodwill Industries.

LAURA STRINGER, Cleveland, is a production coordinator for the Greater Cleveland Film Commission.

DANE URBAN, Brooklyn, N.Y., is an Actors’ Equity Association stage manager working on and off Broadway.

TANYA VAUGHN (MBA), Bedford Heights, is an IT project manager at First Merit Bank.

JOHN WESTON, Rocky River, is CEO of Wheedle, a Cleveland start-up.

KARI WETZEL (MAED '13), Geneva, is assistant director of admission at Grand River Academy.

MICHAEL ZAVOSKY, Loves Park, Ill., is a financial analyst for Sherwin-Williams.


DANIEL BORATO, Astoria, N.Y., is a business manager for the experienced talent acquisition group at Credit Suisse.

RACHEL MCDONALD DAUM, Cleveland Heights, earned a master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.

JAYNE ALCORN DIMASCIO, Columbus, is a K-4 music teacher in the South-Western City School District.

ASHLEY FORGIE, Westlake, is a Spanish teacher at Bay High School.

VICTORIA GRAY, Cleveland, is Donor Relations and Special Programs Coordinator at Playhouse Square.

MICHAEL HUGHES (MBA), Akron, is president of the cardiovascular institute at Summa Health Systems.

KEVIN JOHNSON, Lewiston, N.Y., is touring internationally with Cirque du Soleil’s production of KOOZA as a trumpeter and guitarist.

DANIELLE KOWALSKI MILLER, Franklin, is an admission counselor at Wilmington College.

JACLYN LEE, Charlotte, N.C., is internal audit senior associate at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP.

LYNNEA NIKIFORAKIS, Lakewood, is a front office supervisor for Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants.


AMANDA STENROOS, Amherst, Mass., is now the general manager for the Lighthouse Chamber Players. She is also the orchestral librarian for University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a Suzuki violin teacher.

LAURA HUBER STEVENS, El Paso, Tex., received a MA degree in clinical mental health counseling.

EMILY THOMAS, Middleburg Heights, is the community relations coordinator for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

STEVEN VANEK, Cleveland, is a patrol officer for the City of Strongsville police department.


MARTIN C. BIELAT, Cleveland, is director of engagement for Cool Cleveland.

KAYLEE BURKE, Columbus, is a physical therapist at Encore! Rehabilitation.

ANNA C. CALLAHAN, Lakewood, is a physical education teacher and middle school coach for Hathaway Brown School.

STEPHEN CAVINESS (MBA), Mayfield Heights, is program officer at The Cleveland Foundation.

ERIC DUBITSKY (MAED), Hudson, is associate director of advancement for the College of Business at Kent State University.

MARRISA NEWSOM FOUDRAY, Brookville, is a pharmacy technician for CareSource.

MARIETTA GULIANO, Lakewood, is the associate producer of Think Media Studios.

DUSTIN HARGIS, Conway, Ark., earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from the College of William and Mary. He is assistant director of student and fraternity life at the University of Central Arkansas.

JEFF JACKSON (MBA '13), Cleveland, is business development manager for Applied Industrial Technologies.

DENNIS LOCONTI (MAED), Springfield, is an area coordinator at Wittenberg University, responsible for residence life and leadership development and programming.

CHRISTOPHER MALKOWSKI (MAED), Huron, is a field training officer with the Cedar Point police department and a dispatcher and probation officer for Erie County.

JULIANA LYTKOWSKI MCDONALD, Strongsville, is a marketing and social media specialist for FUEL Hair.

KELSEY RICHARDS, Wadsworth, received a master of arts degree from Ohio University. She is a speech-language pathologist for Springfield City Schools.

MORGAN ROGERS, North Royalton, was awarded the 2016 National Science Foundation’s graduate research fellowship in neuroscience.

JESSIE SAN (MBA), Cleveland, is the chief craniofacial implant designer at OsteoSymbionics.  She collaborates regularly with the departments of dermatology and plastic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

ARIANA ROBERTS SCHWARZ, Paris, France, is a sustainability consultant and zero-waste lifestyle blogger.

MEGAN BROWN SHERAR (MAED), Ashland, is a professional academic advisor for Ashland University.

PHILLIP WALLACE, Lafayette, Ind., is an academic advisor for consumer science in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University.

KARI WETZEL (MAED), see '11.

BENJAMIN WOODS, Severna Park, Md., is a manager at Under Armour.

ADAM ZACKERY, North Royalton, is a performance marketing analyst at SolarCity.


MEGAN ANDERSON, Lakewood, was selected to participate in the Atelier for Young Festival Managers in Budapest, Hungary. She is a theater operations coordinator for Playhouse Square.

NAIFARRAH BELL, Cleveland, created the Soulful Parent Outreach Program at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church. 

LUCAS DONNELL, New York, N.Y., is a floor plan specialist for Gamut Photos, Inc.

ZACH ELBIN, Findlay, is head coach of both the men’s and women’s tennis programs at Philadelphia University.

JON FARREN, Dalton, is executive vice president and director of development for American Endowment Foundation.

TRACY HAGEDORN, Cincinnati, is a realtor with Sibcy Cline.

RACHEL HACKER, Trenton, earned a Master’s degree in flute performance from New York University.

LAUREN ALGER HODGSON, Denver, earned an international Dalcroze Certificate from the Dalcroze School of the Rockies (DSR), where she now teaches on the staff of DSR founder and director Jeremy Dittus ’99.

ELIZABETH JAMES, New Philadelphia, is an elementary S.T.E.A.M. teacher for the Indian Valley Local School district.

SUSAN KLAEHN, Strongsville, is an accounting analyst for Eaton Corporation.


PAIGE LEWIS, Springfield, Va., is a program specialist for Make-a-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

SOFIA A. PILEGGI, Canton, is a kindergarten teacher at Ransom H. Barr Elementary School and was awarded the 2015 Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Queen.

JAKOB PLUMMER, New York, N.Y., is a production manager for iTheatrics.

RACHEL RESZLER, Northfield, is a music and movement teacher in the Brecksville schools.

SARAH ROSENBERG (MAED), North Olmsted, is an academic advisor for the Monte Ahuja College of Business Cleveland State University. 

LIAM SLEGGS, Cleveland, is a band director at Black River High School.

MICHAEL TWIGG, Westlake, is a medical/ surgical nurse at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


CAITLYN ABBEY, Farmington Hills, Mich., is a sales credit representative for BASF.

HEATHER BIERNACKI, Chardon, is a fifth grade teacher in the Chardon Local Schools.

NICOLE BOYD, Warren, is a campaign assistant at the Greater Cleveland Foodbank.

BRITTNEY CALLAHAN, Strongsville, is director of photography at Mr. Kringle and Company.

OLIVIA COTTON, Amherst, spearheaded a music therapy initiative at Gathering Hope House as a member of the 2015 Leadership Lorain County intern class.

JACOB DONOFRIO, Brunswick, is director of bands at Clyde-Green Springs Schools.

ANNETTE FETTER, Lakewood, is assistant development director for the Kidney Foundation of Ohio.

JARED HAMMOND, Euclid, is a music therapist at Ravenwood Mental Health Center.

ERIN FRANK JADALLAH (MMS), Boardman, is a physician assistant at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus.


DEBORAH MAY (MBA), Brecksville, is president and CEO of Wholesale Supplies Plus, Inc.  

ARMAND L. RIVERS (MBA '15), Detroit, Mich., is an internal field auditor for The Sherwin Williams Company.

ALICIA SWITZER (MAED), Cleveland, is a development associate for the Cleveland Clinic.

SAGAR UDESHI, Cleveland, is an Americorps member at College Now Greater Cleveland.


MADELINE SOUTHALL, Lafayette, Ind., is an event coordinator for the Purdue Research Foundation.

KRISTEN WHITLATCH, Dublin, is an account manager for Kforce, Inc.

Marriage Announcements

For more details on these announcements, including wedding dates and locations (when provided), search the archive of online class notes here.


THOMAS SERWATKA ’69 to Michael Breen

THOMAS McGEE ’79 married Elyse Carter

PAUL HERBERT HEYSE ’83 to Diana Smudz


RICHARD HANES ’03 to Kristin Kidney


ELIZABETH “LIZ” FRIES ’04 to Daniel Warren

DANA HAMMOND ’05 to William Peter Hogg

TIM FORSTER ’07 to Janice Moynihan

ADAM TAYLOR ’07 to Kerri Shelton

NICHOLAS CERIMELE ’08 to Renee Merlo

DINA DRISCOLL ’09 to Josh Davis

LEAH ETCHISON ’09 to John Coaxum

AMY LAGZDINS ’09 to Matthew Miley

CARLIE ALICEA ’10 to Brandon Danner


ANGELA ROSE IWANIEC ’10 to Robert Marshall

THOMAS PARKER ’10 to Tiffany Swonger

NICOLE CARLONE ’11 to Matthew Losi


STEPHANIE SWINEHART ’11 to Michael Lawrence

JAYNE ALCORN ’12 to Todd DiMascio

DAVID CANTU ’12 to Kayla Poggiali

MEREDITH FOGG ’12 to Frederick Van Dongen, Jr.

MELISSA HORVATH ’12 to Thomas Evanchuck

LAURA HUBER ’12 to Josh Stevens




JULIE TUCK ’12 to Stewart Pozzuto

MARRISA NEWSOM ’13 to Caleb Foudray




ERIN FRANK ’15 to Aref Jadallah


Birth Announcements

For more details on these announcements, including baby names and birth dates (when provided), search the archive of online class notes here.

JAMES DUSKY ’88, and wife Cameron, a son

BRET BUTLER ’92, and wife Jackie, a son

MEGAN MCKAY DEFRANCISIS ’96, ’01 and husband Mark, a son and daughter



LINDA RIST OCHS ’00 and JASON OCHS ’98, a daughter

GABRIEL ROZSA ’01, a son

AMANDA CASSIDY SANCHEZ ’02 and husband Domingo, a son

MATTHEW YONKOF ’03, and wife Jamie, a daughter (2014) and son (2015)


RACHAEL MATTIS BISSETT ’04, and husband Greg, a daughter

AMY JO MARCANO-REIK ’04 and husband Barry, a daughter


LORI ZABARSKY HOBRATH ’05 and husband Jake, a son

LINDSEY SANTANA NULL ’05, and husband Greg, a daughter

SARAH MARTIN WERING ’06 and KYLE J. WERING ’07, a daughter



DANIELLE BEATTY MOON ’10 and husband Nicholas, a daughter

THOMAS PARKER ’10, and wife Tiffany, a daughter

MARRISANEWSOM FOUDRAY ’13 and husband Caleb, a son

JESPER RANEE ZUBER ’14, a daughter


















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