What a year it was for Cleveland’s professional sports teams, with the Cavs winning the NBA Finals and the Indians playing in the World Series. Not to be outdone, our Blue Streaks came within one game of playing in the Stagg Bowl. The football team had a great season.
I’m grateful for Dom LaVigne for sharing news. Dom became engaged to Ervina Yeo, who works for the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, where she and Dom are based. They plan to marry this summer. Their families live in Kuching, Malaysia, and Cleveland. Congratulations, and best wishes on your upcoming nuptials!
On the career front, our class continues to make great strides. Tim Gill was named chief economist for the American Iron and Steel Institute in Washington, D.C., effective July 1, 2016. Tim has been cited in the Wall Street Journal for having the most accurate forecasts for the U.S. economy from 2011 to 2013.
Mic Lundon is an executive director at UBS in Naples, Florida. Naples sounds like a nice place to visit during the winter. If you’re in the neighborhood, give him a call.
Chris Dashner ’98G is the VP of global finance operations for Parker Hannifin. He continues to travel the world, play golf, and root for the Cavs.
One of our own works as the assistant director of human resources at JCU. Lori (Souser) Sprague ’01G has been at JCU since shortly after graduation and has built on her success to achieve the role of assistant director. Great job, Lori.
I accepted the position of VP, client services at EnvisionRx Options. It’s nice to be working again for a company headquartered in Cleveland.
In other news, our class of ’93 graduate alumni are also moving up the corporate ladder. Jeffrey Dombcik was appointed senior managing director and chief credit officer for Triangle Capital. Congratulations, Jeff! Mary Alice Conkey was named executive director of the Northeastern Ohio Education Association, an affiliate of the Ohio Education Association. She started on Sept. 1, 2016.
Please send me your success stories. You can reach me via LinkedIn, Facebook, email, or the old-fashioned way, the phone. I hope you’re all well and you had a peaceful and joyous Christmas. We hope 2017 brings us all a little luck and a lot of happiness. All my best to you.
Donna Clifford Klein
Donna Clifford Klein
Donna Clifford Klein
Donna Clifford Klein
Donna Clifford Klein
As I write this article, the thoughts of fall bring to mind the beautiful changing landscapes of the East Coast, where a few of our classmates are living the dream. John Meek, who lives in Rhode Island, is the VP of the Eastern region for ACE Private Risk Services. John spends his spare time on the golf course and traveling. He recently took a trip with Mike Quinn and Jim Zalar to see the 2015 PGA at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. John says Mike Quinn works at Hyland Software as a partner recruitment manager and lives with wife, Karla, and three kids in Bay Village, Ohio. Jim Zalar works at the Cleveland Clinic and lives in Willowick, Ohio, with his wife, Kieran.
Jeff Siegel lives in Wilton, Conn., with his wife, Janet, and their three cute kids: daughter Carter (13) and sons Ryan (11) and Cole (8). In early 2014, after many years in the television business, including 13 years at ESPN, Jeff started a media company that operates several sports web properties. Jeff is also a partner in an equity bank that invests in media companies and advertising technologies. He’s not only reaching for the sky with his businesses, he’s literally airborne while flying helicopters and planes. He’s hoping to get Andy Botzer, Craig Frabotta, Brian Kurtz, and Mike Costanzo to join him. The guys get together annually for antics such as the ESPYs and Kentucky Derby, as well as trips to Las Vegas, Chicago, and New Orleans. We need pictures from guy trips 2016.
Speaking of pictures, Leigh (Underhill) Clements works for the non-profit Flashes of Hope, which creates powerful, uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and life- threatening illnesses. Leigh had her own brush with cancer last year and conquered it! She treasures every day and is loving life with her family – her husband, Jeff; beautiful daughter, Eleanor (14); and handsome son, Towner (12). Leigh and her family have been having fun traveling to places nationally and internationally this summer.
I ran into our former columnist, Scott Webber, at Heinen’s a few months ago. Scott lives in Rocky River with his wife, Erin, and his baseball-loving son and beautiful daughter. Scott told me he’s one of the few that have been with the same company since graduating from JCU – it’s now called Evarts Tremaine.
As for me, I recently left my job of 21 years to head salesat Wildflower Health, a maternity management company based on a mobile platform. It has been exciting, challenging, and great.
Please share your story with your fellow alums. You can find me through Facebook, email, and LinkedIn. As Leigh (Underhill) Clements wrote, “Life is short. Treasure every day.” That’s great advice.
Donna Clifford Klein
Donna Clifford Klein
It has been great hearing from some of our fellow classmates. Send me your stories so you, too, can see your name in print. Locally, we have a few of our class working at our alma mater. Laura Boustani received her master’s from the Weatherhead School of Management at CWRU and brought her talents to JCU. She’s teaching political science and communication. Laura is married to Dave Carney, and they have three very cute children – twins Samantha and James (13), and Jack (3). Laura lives in the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland and loves being back at JCU.
Also on the West Side are Jan (Huczko) and Mike Vulku, who live in Westlake with their two active boys, Matthew (14) and Luke (12). Jan retired from the advertising business and now has a second career as a substitute teacher in Westlake. Mike is with Ameriprise Financial, the same company he started working for after graduation. The company has gone through a few buy-outs (this sounds familiar!).
A recent press release heralded Rachel Mullen as the executive director of Cuyahoga County Right to Life. Rachel was quoted as saying, “I’ve been a lifelong advocate for the unborn, and I appreciate the opportunity to advance the mission in Cuyahoga County for those who don’t have a voice. I’m eager to collaborate with longstanding members of the pro-life community, as well as welcome new voices to the cause.” Rachel lives in Brecksville with her three children, Olivia, Cecelia, and Dane.
Moving East to Wickliffe, Mike Kadlub sent an update. He and his wife, Heather, welcomed a baby boy, Bo, in June 2014. He’s destined to be a sports star. Mike and Heather are moving to a new home and will be settled in by the time this goes to print. Mike is VP of global CRM and sales for Designer1.
Marcus Calvert, who lives in Akron, Ohio, is a published author in the science fiction genre. His fifth book is set to be released this spring. You can follow him and his blog at talesunlimited.net.
Heading to warmer places, Lynn (Flaherty) Kessel, who’s married to Tim ’90, lives in Greensboro, N.C. The couple has three handsome boys: Jackson (16), Nolan (15), Garrett (13), and a beautiful daughter, Anna (10). Lynn, a retired third-grade teacher, is enjoying time at home being CEO of the Kessel family, which enjoys skiing during the winter. They also enjoyed a recent adventure to New York City to watch Tim run in the NYC Marathon.
Also living in a warm and sunny place is Eric Saunders, who lives in Atlanta with his energetic wife, Dana, and their three kids. Aside from their kindergarten-aged, budding basketball star, Cooper, they keep busy with gorgeous daughters Hope and Lauren. Eric travels internationally quite a bit for his job at Henkel Corp. as the director of sales for the U.S. retail division for adhesives, including the Loctite brand. You might remember the Loctite Super Bowl commercial.
And finally, moving West to Colorado, Jim BonAnno and his wife have a son and are doing well. Jim is the president of an automobile shipping and hauling company.
It has been great to hear from folks and rekindle old friendships. Please find me on Facebook or LinkedIn or send me an email with your updates. To quote Jan Vulku, “Life is good if time could just slow down a bit!” So true.
Donna Clifford Klein
Winter is here, and the change of season brings a new class columnist. It’s amazing how fast life moves as we grow older, jobs change, and the kids keep growing. All the while, we hold on dearly to the bonds we shared during our time at JCU. Since it’s been more than 20 years (are we really that old?), all of you are certain to have lots to share with our fellow Carroll alums. I’m excited to share your stories with the rest of our class.
Starting locally, big news was announced at the Cleveland Food Bank. Our own Kristin (Sullivan) Warzocha was named CEO. Kristi has been working in the nonprofit sector since we graduated and has been providing food for needy Clevelanders for 14 years. Kristi was quoted recently: “I’m honored to be given the opportunity to serve as CEO of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. This is one of Northeast Ohio’s best nonprofits, with a committed board, a talented staff, and tens of thousands of donors and volunteers who care passionately about providing nutritious food to Northeast Ohioans in need.” If you’re not already giving to the Food Bank, this is a good reason to start. Kristi lives in Lakewood with her husband, Christian Warzocha, who works at Humana, and their two daughters, Samantha (9) and Ryan (5). Congratulations, Kristi! And to think, it all started when you were president of Theta Kappa.
Speaking of Theta Kappa alumni, Mary Lou (Sferra) Mlachak is a speech pathologist and rehabilitation department manager at Hamlet Village in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She lives in Concord with her husband, Bob, and their two adorable English bulldogs, Buddha and Moses.
Lynnette (Pizmoht) Piech lives in Aurora with her husband, Andy ’92, and their two children, Kathryn (11) and Ryan (9). Lynnette earned her MBA from Cleveland State University and is a director at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dawn (Turek) Schmitt is a neighbor to JCU, living in University Heights. Dawn and Jim ’81 have two kids, Jack (10) and Mackenzie (7). Dawn pursued an advanced degree in nursing, and after multiple graduations and lots of letters after her name, she’s a nurse practitioner at University Hospitals.
Christine (McFarland) Picard is director of finance for the Rose-Mary Center, and lives in Westlake, Ohio, with her husband, Urban ’77, and their two boys, Rob (15) and Tim (12). The family spent Thanksgiving in North Carolina with Urban’s older sons, Urban Jr., his wife, Jackie, their son, Tripp, and Clarence. That means Christine is a grandma!
Michelle (Riebe) and Chris Mulchin live in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and are busy shuttling Gabriella (14), Jack (10), and Ava (8) to activities. Michelle is a senior development officer at University Hospitals. Her office is in the Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood. Chris is vice president at 20th Century Construction.
Like LeBron James, Chris Dashner ’98G returned to Cleveland. Chris and his family spent seven years in Europe – three in Germany and four in Switzerland – working for Parker Hannifin. Chris lives in Hudson, Ohio, with his wife, Kate, and their two girls, Alexandra (13) and Grace (11). Chris continues to work for Parker Hannifin and is vice president, controller of the Automation Group. Cleveland is a small town so if you see Dash, be sure to welcome him back to the states! Chris traveled to Pittsburgh for the annual Halloween party Mark ’92 and Julia (Lull) Henderson and their three boys have. Diann (Dellafiora) Jenne ’02G was there with her husband and two kids. They live in Westlake, Ohio. Ron ’92 and Liz (Kidder) ’02G Becker were there with their son and daughter. They live in Pittsburgh.
Speaking of Pittsburgh, Mic Lundon, who recently relocated from Cleveland, is the executive and complex director of UBS Pittsburgh. He and his lovely wife, Hallie, have two daughters – Reece (6) and Brynn (1).
Moving on to points west. Tom Burns lives in Chicago with his wife, Laura, and their son Devlin (5). He’s still hoping for a Lion’s Super Bowl bid. Tom is a toxic tort attorney and tries cases all throughout the U.S. Tom was on campus last year for his niece’s graduation. Being back on campus brought back fond memories of the old JCU days. Tom shared a few updates on fellow alums Matt and Molly (Moser) Wowk, Jeff Machaj, and Katie (Boyle) Manning. Matt and Molly Wowk live in Madison, Wis., with their three kids. Matt is a VP for a pharmaceutical company, and Molly owns her own business. Jeff and Katie Machaj live in Dallas with their two daughters and a son. Jeff owns his own transportation company. Katie (Boyle) Manning lives in Chicago with her husband, Dave, and their daughter. Tom says their daughter, Eleanor, is the “cutest kid in all of human history!”
As for me, I’m living in Lakewood with my husband, Scott, and our three wild children – Molly (5), Mike (3), and Tommy (1). Similar to Chris Dashner, I’ve been with the same company since we graduated and just celebrated my 20th anniversary with Express Scripts, where I’m a senior director of account management. Although it has been the same company, we are on our third name. Throughout all the change and uncertainty in the corporate world, the ability to think critically that I learned at JCU has helped me remain successful and grounded. I’m forever grateful for our time together and look forward to hearing from you all in the months and years ahead. To quote Ron Burgundy, “Stay classy, ’93!” Donna
Donna Clifford Klein
Donna Clifford Klein
It’s still difficult to believe we’ve been out of Carroll for 20 years. It seems like just yesterday everyone was looking forward to spring weather and getting out on the quad. I’m also looking forward to hearing more from everyone about what you’re up to.
I know everyone is busy, so here’s news from a couple of our fellow graduates. I received an email from Michael Kadlub, who married Heather Rosneck this past year. Mike and Heather were married at his alma mater, Benedictine High School. Many fellow JCU alumni attended: Tom Bernot, Jeff Kadlub ’96, Kathy Benander-Kadlub ’96, Dave Mortland ’95, Bobby Tee, Chris Cochran ’95, Niki (Cappelli) Cochran ’96, Brooks Stanek, Laura Green, Tom Lombardo, Scott O’Donnell ’97, Brian Brown ’94, Larry Witmer, Brad Schmidt ’98, and Joe Felty ’97. Mike also celebrated his 15th year as an Act! Certified Consultant (customer management software), one of only three in Ohio, north of Columbus. Congratulations, Mike, and keep up the good work!
I also received exciting news about another one of our classmates, Pamela Lee (Herrera) Ferraro, who’s the director of national sales at The Coca-Cola Co. and was honored with the Women Making Their Mark award at the 2013 Women’s Foodservice Forum Annual Leadership Development Conference in Orlando. The esteemed award was presented to 11 women in leadership positions within the foodservice industry with the “it” factor. Congratulations, Pam! Pam, a 17-year Coca-Cola veteran, manages sales for 3,500 U.S. Sonic restaurants and has seven direct reports. She also was nominated to attend the WFFs Kellogg Executive Leadership Program in March 2013.
Again, send your news. Shoot me an email, visit our Facebook page, or call me. I’d love to hear from you. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. We’ll talk. Take care, and God bless!
It’s difficult to believe we’ve been away from the friendly confines of Carroll for 20 years. I know many classmates were able to attend reunion this summer. I hope everyone had a good time. I wasn’t able to attend, so I’m hoping to hear from many of you during the next few weeks to fill me in on all of our fellow alumni happenings. I want to recognize Julie Roddy Reardon for her 20 years of service to our class and the class notes. Thanks again Julie for all of your hard work, dedication, and keeping us connected throughout the years with your great columns. I hope to be able to come close to filling your shoes. As many of you know, Julie and Dennis Reardon live in North Royalton with their three kids: Jack (13), Kate (11), and Joe (8). They all attend St. Albert the Great in North Royalton. Jack is going into 7th grade, Kate the 6th, and Joe the 2nd.
I also want to get caught up on news from earlier in the year. John Fox was named the vice president of Channel Partner Sales for FileBound. John began his career in direct sales of computer hardware and moved to software sales in 1997 with Hyland Software. John held various sales and management roles with Hyland before joining FileBound in 2008. At FileBound, he has been the Northeastern U.S. regional sales manager, growing the FileBound brand. John has extensive training and certification in sales. With his promotion, John will direct the FileBound channel sales organization and office in Cleveland.
I want to pass along information about Bonnie (Waiwood) and Larry Oskowski, who’s the director of national accounts at Sherwin-Williams. Bonnie, a speech language pathologist, received her master’s degree in 2011 from Cleveland State University. Their oldest daughter, Sarah, graduated from Magnificat High School in Rocky River, Ohio. Larry also is the president of our local alumni chapter in Cleveland, so I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about upcoming alumni events in the Cleveland area.
I’m looking forward to hearing from everyone during the next few months, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone (440-653-3608), Facebook, or LinkedIn. Feel free to join both groups and stay in touch. The more news the better. If anyone has reunion photos they’d like to share, please forward them, too.
Take care, and God bless.
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
I hope this finds you well.
Chris and Michelle (Cerino) Yarris had been living in Naperville, Ill., for the past six years with their three children. Michelle was involved in their elementary PTA, served as president for two years, and was going to serve a third term, but they moved to Boca Raton, Fla. Chris accepted a position with Jarden Consumer Solutions as vice president and controller. They’re excited to start a new adventure. Their door is open to visitors.
John Callahan, Ph.D., graduated from Cleveland State University with a doctorate in urban education in December 2011. He continues to serve troubled children as a teacher at the Positive Education Program in Cleveland. John and his wife, Liesl Stalzer-Callahan ’95, have two children, Donovan and Violet.
Last fall, several classmates went on a trip to celebrate their 40th birthdays. Traci Arnold Voss, Jennifer Weitzel, Theresa (Neuhoff) Audia, Michelle (Lyons) O’Leary, and Lynn Waltz (Fongheiser) Iannizzi headed to Turks and Caicos last September to celebrate their 40th birthdays island style. Traci is married to Dave Voss ’94 and has four children that keep her busy. They live in Louisville, Ky. Jennifer is a senior account director at mcgarrybowen in Chicago. Jennifer will be traveling to Prague and Cape Town in February for commercial shoots – very exciting. Theresa writes for the News-Herald, which serves Northern Ohio, and is married to Dan. Michelle is a project manager for World electronics and lives in Alexandria, Va., with her husband, Brendan, and son, Nolan. Lynn and Michelle see each other frequently because Lynn lives in Leesburg, Va., with her husband, Andrew, and two children. She’s an event planner for her company, The Finer Points. They coordinate weddings and special events.
In November, Dennis and I attended the wedding of Jill Ledin ’97 to Joseph Znidarsic. Jill is the MIS manager at Middough and her husband, Joe, is VP/general counsel for the Cleveland Indians. They’re living happily in Willoughby, Ohio. Mike Schrage and Scott Webber also attended Jill’s wedding. Mike and his wife, Therese, live in Gross Pointe, Mich., with their dog, Dakota. Mike is a partner with the accounting firm Plante & Moran, and Therese teaches elementary school. Scott and his wife, Erin, live in Rocky River, Ohio, with their children, Shane (8) and Bridget (5). Scott is an insurance agent at Evarts Tremaine Flicker Co., and Erin is an educational supervisor for Usborne Books.
Thanks for the news. Keep it coming. God bless you.
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
I hope you this finds you well. For those of you who read my winter update about Mary Kay (Hirsch) Hendershot, I bring you an update from her: “I’m a preschool special education teacher in Cleveland and received my master’s in that. My kids are 5 (Jack) and 3 (Ava). I’m returning to work in the fall for Cleveland and have been in remission for almost a year. Let people know they can help by becoming a bone marrow donor or encouraging their pregnant friends to donate their umbilical cords for free after delivery. I received a cord blood transplant, and the match was almost perfect. It’s not an ethical matter because most cords are just thrown away after delivery. Different ethnicities have a difficult time receiving a match.” Thank you for your response Mary Kay, I’m glad that you are doing better.
Ken and Laura (Willig) Miller welcomed their third child on Halloween in 2010. Andrew Joseph (AJ) was 7 lbs. 10 oz. at birth. Ken and Laura also have twins who turned three in this past July. Julia and Ian are looking forward to preschool in the fall. Laura retired after 14 years working at a consulting firm and is enjoying her time as a full-time mom.
Lastly, from Meltwater News, Andy Suttell acknowledged he’ll be the next boy’s varsity basketball coach at Cleveland Heights High and will leave the Euclid team, which he has led for the past three years. “An opportunity presented itself,” Suttell said. “Ultimately, it’s a good move for me and my family.” Suttell will be a teacher in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights system, but an exact position hasn’t been specified yet. He taught sixth-grade math in Euclid. “I’m excited,” he said. “Any time you step into a program rich in talent and tradition is exciting. It’s a unique and exciting opportunity.” Suttell had a record of 38-27 with Euclid, which plays in the Lake Erie League along with Cleveland Heights. Before that, he was an assistant coach at Euclid for two years. He has head coaching experience with Cuyahoga Heights, Hawken School, and Berkshire.
Only those few reports this time around so please drop me a line via email, Facebook, snail mail, or even a phone call would be great. Take care.
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hello. I hope you enjoyed my last update. There are only two reports this time, so please drop me a line via email, Facebook, snail mail, or phone.
Kate Mastrian Kanne had been living in Southern California for the past 15 years with her husband, Kurt, and their boys; however, they decided it was time to move back East and give their kids a Midwestern upbringing. So in August last year, they moved back to Kate’s hometown, Erie, Pa. In February 2011, they welcomed their third son, Wesley James, to the family. He joins big brothers Joshua (7) and Spencer (4). Kurt and Kate kept their jobs in the move. Kate is the vice president of internal communications for UnitedHealthcare and loves it. Kate sends a special shout to Eileen Casey Glasstetter, Jenn Pettit Mollison, Karen Cullen, and Bridget Donovan ’94, who all recently spent time in Erie celebrating another friend’s baby shower.
John Hogan and Gretchen Heutsche welcomed their third child, a girl, Bridget Grace (8 lbs. 2 oz., 20 inches) Sept. 16, 2010. She joins big brothers Braeden and Declan.
Brennan Lafferty has been named publisher of Waste & Recycling News. Brennan became associate publisher in December. As publisher, he’s responsible for the overall management of the publication, reporting to group publisher KC Crain. “Brennan is the consummate idea guy who constantly strives to move the business forward. I look forward to watching the WRN brand flourish under Brennan’s leadership and collaborative style,” Crain said.
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
I apologize for being missing in action. I have several reports that are old news by now. Drop me another e-mail if anything has changed.
Elizabeth and Shawn Mitchell live in Wickliffe, Ohio, and have two children – Lauren Elizabeth (7) and Jeffrey Aaron (11). Shawn has been with Roll-Kraft in Mentor, Ohio, as an account manager since 1994, and Elizabeth is a volunteer office aide at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Susan (Jurisevic ’94) and Patrick Krejci had their third child, Nicholas Patrick Krejci,Dec. 3, 2009. He joined Grace (7) and Lauren (3).
Vinnie Close is the network administrator at TPC Wire and Cable in Independence, Ohio.
Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. appointed Matt Rudolph vice president of operations/chief customer advocate. Matt is married with two children.
The Indianapolis Colts promoted Chris Polian to general manager and announced that when club president Bill Polian retires, Chris will succeed his father. Chris was pursued by other teams when their GM positions were open, but “Irsay didn’t want to lose him, so he promoted Polian, extended his and his father’s contracts through the 2012 season and beyond and shut the door.” (Phil Richards, Indystar.com).
Mary Kay (Hirsch) Hendershot, who has a master’s in education, taught learning-disabled children in Chicago and Cleveland. She and her husband, Michael Hendershot, reside in North Olmsted, Ohio, with their two children – Jack (4) and Ava (2). Mary Kay, who was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) June 26, 2009, had a marrow transplant in July 2010. Mary Kay, please send an update. We’ll keep you in our prayers.
Park View Federal Savings Bank appointed MaryAnn Stropkay to senior vice president and chief credit officer. MaryAnn, who has an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, serves on the board of directors of the Museum of Contemporary Art and St. Clair Superior Development Corp. in Cleveland.
Larissa Kosmos is still in New York City with her husband, Jim, 7 year-old daughter, and 4-year-old son. The full-time mother also is a freelance writer. Her work has appeared online in Motherlode, which is the parenting column of The New York Times Magazine, and on the parenting site Babble.com. Larissa would like to know what the other 799 people in our graduating class are up to and encourages everybody to drop a line.
Brennan Lafferty, who was promoted to associate publisher of Waste & Recycling News, is working on a master’s degree in media management at Kent State University. He’s a member of the Akron Press Club and the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Cleveland.
Sarah Swingle and Frank Kuhar ’94 married Sept. 18, 2010, in Cleveland. Elizabeth (Gallagher) Higgins, Lori (Souser) Sprague, Donna (Lucente) Frank, maid of honor Katie Stroh, Jeff Walker ’95, Ron Balcerek ’94, and Jon Petrus ’94 were in the wedding party. Other alums in attendance: Chris Frank ’98G, Ron ’92 and Liz (Kidder) Becker, Mark ’92 and Julie (Lull) Henderson, Diann (Dellafiora) Jenne, Kelly (Holmes) Nolan, Aileen (Sexton) Kopfinger ’94, Catherine (O’Malley) Kearney ’94, Jeannine Spinola ’94, Renee Albarano ’94, Dana (Hickey) Bizic ’94, Jonathon Hofley ’95, Bethany Reed ’94, Amilia Pickerill ’94, Kelli (Dorony) Sawyer ’91, andMary Jo (Garred) Marjak ’90.
Sarah and Frank live in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Frank runs his own company, Revived Housing Developers, and Sarah works at Progressive as an HR manager. Elizabeth is in Chicago working for Accenture and has two girls. Lori is working at Carroll and has a little girl. Donna, her husband, Chris, and three kids moved to Greenville, S.C., a few years ago. Katie Stroh works in marketing for University Hospitals in Cleveland. Jeff Walker is working in HR for a company in Cleveland. Ron Balcerek is an operations manager at Clear Channel in D.C. And Jon Petrus is working at Progressive, living in Westlake and has three kids.
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hello all, I hope you had wonderful holidays. Winter has hit here in Cleveland (its -12 outside). I’m just trying to keep warm and looking forward to spring time.
Each year I receive many Christmas cards, including a handful of John Carroll friends and only one had an annual update this year: Monica Merella Steiner, Ted Steiner, and children Grace (5th grade) and Isaiah (2nd grade). Ted took a new job at Carroll where he will be coordinating immersion trips and other service opportunities for students, faculty, and staff; he is also taking a freshman Spanish class. Monica is teaching Spanish to little ones at five different schools.
Other cards were from Lisa and Andy Botzer and their three girls: Siena, Sophia and Sabrina; Alysia (Ross) ’95 and Jeff Mitten and their two sons; Maureen and John Reichart’s card was a picture of their two girls, Brigid and Ciara, in Ireland last summer. Tom and Pam (Phelleps) Shields and their boys, Gavin and Benjamin; Katie and Joe Gumeny and their daughters, Lauren and Alexandria; Erin and Scott Webber and their children: Shane (5) and Bridget (2); Therese and Mike Schrage and their dog Dakota; Jinny and Jim Cahill and their daughter, Elisabeth; Allen ’07G and Mary Ellen (Brenkus) Guisinger and their children: Natalie, Stephen, and Thomas; Sandra Crapis and Jill Ledin ’97.
I’m sorry to report that Jody R. Wolfe, a physical therapist at University Hospitals, died Dec. 21 at age 49. Jody received a master’s from Carroll.
Newsflash, I am now on Facebook — feel free to find me and add me. There is a group for Carroll Class of ’93 that was started for Reunion but lives on today. Doug Ennis started it so find him and he’ll get you the link to join the group. It’s a fun way to keep in touch and see what some are up to on a daily basis instead of just once or twice a year. Here’s an update I got on Facebook: Christine Poleon is training to run her 2nd full marathon, she is running for The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, a lung disease that her father was diagnosed with in December 2006. There is more information on her Facebook page and her training blog is available at www.myspace.com/cpoleon.
That’s all the updates I have, please send yours now! Take care,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hello all! Hope you are enjoying the fall weather and getting geared up for the holidays. Dennis and I would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
After many years in Chicago, Jenifer Williams has moved to Portland, OR, to be with her fiancé, Aaron Cole, and begin a career as AVP of Learning and Development for Wilshire Credit Corporation, a Merrill Lynch Company based in Beaverton, OR.
Patrick and Susan Jurisevic ’94 Krejci are currently living with their two daughters, Lauren (1) and Grace (5) in Cary, NC. He is a registered nurse and has recently completed his master’s degree in nursing leadership from East Carolina University. He is employed with Duke Healthcare within the Orthopedic Surgery Service Line.
Dennis Reardon recently took a new job and is now a director with BE Consulting.
That’s all the updates I have for now, please send yours now! Take care,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hello all! It was great to see so many faces at Reunion in June. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Some asked me if I was going to be doing our column forever, I do love doing our column, but it is also something that I am willing to let others do too. So if anyone out there would like to try it out for a time or be a guest columnist let me know. Also thanks for all the compliments, you guys really do make my job easy by sending in your updates. As I mentioned to some of you at reunion, please e-mail me with your updates as I can’t remember what everyone told me that night.
One item that does stick out and that I was disappointed not to know sooner, is Chris Dashner and his family have been living in Germany for two years. Chris works for Parker-Hannifin and has currently accepted a promotion and will be relocating to Switzerland for a time. Best of luck there Dash, I hear it is so great there, you may not want to come home.
Congratulations to Tom Burns, who was unable to make it to reunion as he and his wife, Laura, were on their honeymoon. They were married on June 14 and have bought a house in Lincoln Park. Tom is a partner at the law firm of O’Connell, Tivin, Miller & Burns, where he is a tort trial lawyer.
Lori (Souser) Sprague, HRIS Analyst at JCU, and her husband, Tim, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Allison Marie born on February 1, 2008.
Julie Evans moved back to Pittsburgh after graduation and completed a Masters of Social Work in Community Organizing. She has been working as the program director of education services at Pittsburgh Action Against Rape for ten years. She is married to Greg Kiniry and they have two boys, Connor (3) and Finn (2).
Richard Marquardt has been named an inaugural member of The Ohio State University College of Optometry dean’s advisory council. Richard is a private practice optometrist at Ohio Eye Associates in Mansfield.
Good luck to Dominic LaVigne who, on May 1, 2008, launched his own consulting company, Dom LaVigne & Associates (“DLA”), which is a Singapore-based, international government relations advisory firm that will help American and other international companies wanting to setup or expand their business operations in Singapore and Asia. They will also assist Asian firms that want to enter into the U.S. market.
Last week, my son attended a soccer camp at Padua Franciscan High School in Parma, OH, where Kevin Leigh is the athletic director. Kevin and his wife live in Strongsville with their three children, a son and two daughters.
Congrats and happy training to Ed Slovenkay, who I saw last Sunday at the finish line for the Huntington Sprint Triathlon he had just completed in Bay Village, OH. Ed is training to complete a Half Triathlon in August and hopes to be able to complete the Ironman sometime within the next couple of years too. Ed works as a vice president for a commercial door and window company and is living in Brecksville, OH.
Thanks for your updates; I look forward to hearing from you. Take care,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Remember the days of needing to go to the TV lounges to watch cable TV (and all those “90210” viewing parties on Wednesday nights)? Not anymore. Today’s students all have cable TV wired into each dorm room. And the cafeteria? You wouldn’t even recognize the place — it’s scheduled to be remodeled again this summer. And have you seen the sports facilities? They’re much improved from when we attended Carroll. The football stadium even has lights! If you haven’t been back to John Carroll since graduation, there’s definitely a lot to see. And even if you have been back recently, there are new things happening all the time. That’s why you’re invited back to campus to reconnect and reminisce with your fellow classmates. Experience Reunion Weekend 2008 — June 20-22! It will be an entertaining weekend for the entire family. There are the always-fun events to attend like the beer tasting and wine tasting seminars, talks given by John Carroll faculty, and full use of the campus facilities. There really is something for everyone. Don’t leave the kids at home either! Camp Carroll has an entire weekend of age-appropriate activities for all the kids. Whether it’s an animal show with Jungle Terry, swimming in the pool, getting your picture done by a caricature artist, or a campus tour for the teenagers, the kids will have a ball. Returning this year will be our popular Family Picnic being held Saturday afternoon. This event has proven to be so successful (we’re the only class to have more than 100 alumni at a class-only event-and we’ve done it twice!) other classes have taken our model and used it for their reunions. If you are attending Reunion for the entire weekend, the picnic is included in your weekend package. If not, it’s only $15 per person — and kids under 5 are free! You can find out additional information about Reunion at www.jcu.edu/alumni/reunion08. You’ll be able to see who has already registered and then you can register for Reunion online.
If you’ve been to Reunion Weekend before, you already know what a great time it is. If you haven’t attended, this is the perfect time to come back and see what you’ve been missing. Our attendance goal is 100 classmates — achieving this would continue the record-breaking attendance marks for our class! Mark your calendars, schedule that vacation from work, make plans, and be sure to join us at JCU from June 20-22 for Reunion Weekend. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Vinnie Close and Julie Reardon
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hello – believe it or not I did not get one e-mail since my last deadline but thanks to all those that sent holiday greetings: Katie, Lauren, Alexandria and Joe Gumeny live in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. Joe is employed at KeyBank.
Therese, Dakota (their dog), and Mike Schrage live in Gross Pointe, Mich. Mike works for Plante Moran and Therese is a teacher.
Lisa, Siena, Sabrina, Sophia, and Andy Botzer live in Birmingham, Ala. They had the twins, Sabrina and Sophia in 2007.
Gavin, Benjamin, Tom and Pam (Phelleps) Shields, are in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Tom runs a delivery company and Pam works in human resources part-time for a bank in Wheeling, WV.
Shane, Bridget, Erin, and Scott Webber live in Rocky River, Ohio. Scott is an insurance broker.
Maureen and John Reichart, Ciara and Brigid are now in Saint Charles, Mo. (not sure when this happened).
John Hogan and Gretchen Heutsche are expecting their second child in February, their son, Braeden, turned two in January. John is a self-employed systems consultant and Gretchen is a podiatrist with her own practice in the Ann Arbor, Mich., area.
Sandra Crapis bought a townhouse in Sewickley, Pa.
Ted Steiner and Monica Merella Steiner live in Cleveland Hts. Ted is the youth director at St. Dominic and Monica is teaching Spanish. Their daughter Grace is in fourth grade and son Isaiah is in first.
Allen ’07G and Mary Ellen (Brenkus) Guisinger are in Cleveland. Allen received his MBA from JCU and works for Saint-Gobain Crystals in Newbury. Mary Ellen is working part time for Progressive in one of their call centers. They have three children, Natalie (7), Stevie (5) and Tommy (3).
Reunion 2008 is June 20-22 and plans are already underway to make the event wonderful for us. It’s been 15 years already!?! Volunteers are needed to serve as committee members for Reunion 2008. If you would like to serve on our Reunion class committee or for more information on Reunion 2008, please contact Theresa Spada, alumni and special events coordinator, at email@example.com or 216.397.3014.
Thanks to all for your updates, I look forward to hearing from you soon and hopefully seeing you June 20-22. Take care,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hi all, I have to apologize for not having a column last month, there was a mix up somehow and it look like I had a column but that was actually the news for the class of 1994. But I do have some great news for you all — Reunion 2008 is June 20-22 and plans are already underway to make the event wonderful for us. What’s it been — 15 years already? It feels like yesterday, except for these three kids we have now. Volunteers are needed to serve as committee members for Reunion 2008. If you would like to serve on our Reunion Class Committee or for more information on Reunion 2008, please contact Theresa Spada ’04, alumni and special events coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org – 216-397-3014.
Brian Gagnon got married on April 21 in Washington, DC, to Allison Dailey (Villanova ’94). They live in Washington, DC, where Brian is a SVP and national sales manager for Newtek Business Services, a NYC based financial services company. Allison is a systems engineer for Lockheed Martin.
Daryl Manzetti is the chief financial officer for Automated Packaging Systems, Inc. He and his wife, Emily, have two children Elizabeth (15) and Jonathan (13) and live in Streetsboro, OH.
Jason Stahl has been promoted to editor of BodyShop Business, a trade magazine covering the collision repair industry. BodyShop Business is part of Babcox Publications in Akron, which publishes magazines in the automotive aftermarket and truck fleet market.
Ed Ash and his wife, Hillary, have two children Ian (5) and Ava (2) and live in Bath, OH. He just opened Activ Physical Therapy in Richfield, OH. Ed is a physical therapist specializing in orthopedics, spine, and sports for active families, more information is available at his web site www.activpt.com.
Thomas Peppard received his MS in Statistics from Western Michigan U back in ’95 and is currently the director of clinical statistics for deCODE Genetics in Michigan.
Nichole (Operacz) Flores received her master’s of education from BGSU in 2006 and is the principal at Notre Dame Junior Academy in Toledo. She is married to John David and they have two children: Isabel Marie (10) and Abigail Marie (4).
Eileen (Casey) Glasstetter and husband Michael are living in Arlington Hts., IL, with children Jack (2) and Catherine (10 mos.).
Lynn Waltz Iannizzi is the owner of The Finer Points, LLC in Leesburg, VA. She and husband Andrew have two children: Anthony (6) and Olivia (3).
Rima (Ziedonis) Hansen and husband Derek had another baby girl, Arija. Their other daughter, Medeja, is two years old. They both continue to work for Sunrise Senior Living.
Kathy (Hennessy ’94) and Brian Glowe welcome the birth of their second child, Charles Xavier, in March. Big sister Natalie Elizabeth (2) is thrilled.
And I saved the best for last, drum roll please, Bill O’Connell got married last September (he’s sorry, he couldn’t invite his JCU friends). He married Johanna Mauro, she is a former teacher, has her MSW, and is the scholarship officer for the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo. True to form – they met on a bus as they headed off to rally and lobby in Albany on behalf of homeless and low-income persons. We can’t wait to see you Bill.
Thanks to all for your updates, I look forward to hearing from you all soon and hopefully seeing you next June 20-22. Take care,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Reunion 2008 — on the Quad — be there!
Hello everyone, I think spring has finally come to Cleveland although I do remember going to an Indians game last May and it being 30 degrees — I think 10 with the wind. We’ve have tickets for the same time this season so I’m praying for a nice warm day. Dennis and I ran into Doug Shostek and his wife, Debby, at the mall just before Christmas, they were there with their daughter Emily (4) and their newborn son Ryan, born December 6, 2006. Doug works at Parkwood Corporation as a manager of tax and they live in Strongsville.
Lori (Polisseni) Deuberry and husband Robert are in Hudson with their three children, Payton Elizabeth (6), Robert Nathaniel (3) and Bronwyn Alexandra (1). Lori is a regional vice president for American Funds Distributors.
I don’t have all the details but Laura (Willig) Miller was married recently to Ken Miller, she is managing director for Navigant Consulting, Inc. in Pittsburgh.
Sarah Drickhamer married Ryan Sawyer in December 2006 in Golden, CO, and is now living in Denver. In attendance were Doug ’88 and Maggie (Andros) Stumpfl.
Alexander Clarke ’97 and wife Kelly (Kramer) Clarke ’98 live in Bath, OH, with their children Anna (3) and Grace (1). Alexander is president of Brechbuhler Mack in Canton. OH.
Back after several years in Columbus, Ryan Hoffecker works in the Cleveland area for Lincoln Electric and was recently promoted as the Workers’ Compensation administrator. He has a beautiful son named Diego (2). Ryan would like to pass on a friendly hello and best wishes to Matt Hite and his family.
Daniel O’Brien is in Denver working at Arrupe Jesuit High School as the work study director.
Todd and Rachel (Long) Brenner are in Boca Raton, FL, with their little one Dylan Rae (2). Rachel is a senior consultant with Oasis Outsourcing.
Elizabeth (Beth) Suter-Haas has lived in Zuerich, Switzerland since 1995. She relocated to Switzerland to be with her Swiss husband Stefan. They have two children, son Jeremy (8) and daughter Emilie (6). Beth teaches Grades 5 and 6 at a bilingual school.
Jeff Siegel and his wife, Janet, had their third child in October, Cole Michael to join daughter, Carter (5) and son Ryan (3). Jeff was promoted in August to SVP, customer marketing and sales at ESPN out of their NY offices. He is running advertising sales teams that sell ESPN TV networks, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN Radio, etc. They moved from central Connecticut to Westchester, NY, last summer. Andy Botzer, Craig Frabotta, Mike Costanzo, Brian Kurtz and Jeff still get together once a year for a “mancation” or “blue streakation.” They’ve been to the ESPYs/Playboy mansion, Vegas, Kentucky Derby, New Orleans, and San Diego. This year’s trip was delayed because Andy Botzer got married and had his second and third children at once (twins).
Lori (Souser) Sprague e-mailed me with updates on herself and her friends, so here goes: Lori is married to Tim and they live in Sagamore Hills. Lori is an HRIS analyst with John Carroll.
Julie (Lull) Henderson is married to Mark Henderson ’92 and they live with their two sons Alek (8) and Ryan (5) in Macedonia. Mark is working for the Cleveland Clinic and Julie is working at Datatrak International. They are expecting their third child in August.
Jan (Huczko) and Mike Vulku live in Westlake with their two sons Matthew (6) and Luke (4). Mike is a financial planner with H&R Block Financial in the Westlake office and Jan stays home loving life as a mom.
Elizabeth (Gallagher) Higgins will be celebrating her 5th wedding anniversary in August, at the same time as she and her husband, Kevin, are expecting their second daughter. She continues to work for Accenture and lives in Naperville, IL.
Chris Frank ’98G and Donna Lucente Frank live in Broadview Heights where they are raising their three children — Lucina (4), Christian (3) and Patrick (1). Donna teaches religion at St. Basil the Great. Dean and Diann(Dellafiora) Jenne live in Westlake and have a daughter Leah (2).
Lynn (Flaherty) Kessel and husband Tim ’90 live in Gibsonia, PA, where they are raising their four children.
Mike and Kelly (Holmes) Nolan live in Downers Grove, IL, where they are raising their three sons Jack, Luke and Brent.
Sarah Swingle has been at Progressive for 11 years as an HR consultant and currently resides in Cleveland Heights with Frank Kuhar ’94. Frank is working for Rysar Properties in sales as well as running his own business doing real estate and remodeling homes in the Heights area. Thanks so much for all the news Lori, keep up the good work.
Larissa Kosmos and husband Jim had a son in August, Alexander. He joins his sister, Sofia (4). They are still living in New York City.
Amy and PJ Hruschakhad a son, Rory Joseph on January 29, 2007. Amy currently works as a page designer for the Dayton Daily News. PJ continues writing a video game column for Cincinnati Enquirer’s CiN Weekly magazine and started freelancing for various print and web publications (including GamesRadar, Geek Monthly, Gadgetell, GameZebo andGamertell) as well as designing various small business web sites.
Well thanks to all for your updates, I look forward to hearing from more of you really soon. Take care,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hello everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and are looking forward to springtime. Not much new with the Reardons, we had Scott Webber and his wife, Erin, were over for dinner recently and I pulled out our 1993 yearbook and we reminisced a little bit. Scott and Erin have 2 children, Shane (3) and Bridget (6 mos.) and live in Rocky River. In looking through our yearbook, I realized how many of you I haven’t heard from in a long time (if ever) so get going and send me an update please.
Terence Brennan received his JD from Temple Law School in 2003 and is currently living in Cincinnati.
John Eppich and wife Jennifer live in Willoughby Hills, OH, and have three children, John (9), Shannon (6) and Abigail (5). John is pension administrator for the Cleveland Clinic in Lyndhurst.
Sarah (Rossate) Mallon lives in Naperville, IL, with her husband, Jim, and Jack Clarence (5 mos.).
Todd Clark is also in Cincinnati and works for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail processing clerk.
Brian Bringman and wife Erin welcomed their third child, Matthew on October 20 ’06. He joins older brother Sean (4), and older sister Emma (2). They are currently living in Amherst, OH.
Timothy Hanlon, Jr. is a teacher and head baseball coach at Brooklyn High School in the Greater Cleveland area. He and wife Shannyn have three children, Delaney (6), Teagan (4) and Aidan (2).
Lew DiChairo and wife Emily live in Bay Village, OH.
Laura Boustani is married to David Carney, they have twins, James and Samantha (5). Laura is owner/president of Boustani Consulting, LLC.
Doug ’88 and Maggie (Andros) Stumpfl moved to Greenville, SC, last year by way of California and Arizona. Doug accepted a transfer within his company, Hoke, a manufacturer of industrial valves. They love it there and continued their motto of one baby for every state. Dean Edward (Edward after Maggie’s father, Edward Andros ’69) was born in July. They also have Kylie (5) and Leo (2). Maggie is treasurer of The Moms Club of Greenville. It is a very active group consisting of talented and interesting women. “I suggest any moms, working in or out of the home, which live out here join.”
Jackie (Mulroony) Rayment would like us to know that she and her husband, Roland, reside in Wilmette, IL, and have two sons, Roland III (2) and Henry (1). Before her first son was born, she worked as an events and catering manager for the Union League Club of Chicago. Now she is doing a little volunteering, and keeping up with two children in diapers.
Effective January 8, 2007, Dom LaVigne has joined the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham) as its new executive director.
Frank Musil III, wife Debbie and children Ashley (9) and Brittany (7) reside in Creston, OH. Frank is a project manager for EDGE Services, Inc.
Thanks to all that did send in updates and I look forward to hearing from more of you really soon. Take care,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hello everyone! Just a few notes again this time, so please send me your updates.
Kevin and Jill (Wagner) Amolsch are still in Shaker Hts., OH. They have three children — Molly (6), Tyler (4) and Jack (2). Jill works for Gunton Corporation as a customer service supervisor. Kevin works at Ganley VW in North Olmsted.
Monica Merella Steiner and Ted Steiner moved a few blocks away from the Amolschs about a year ago. Monica is now teaching Spanish at St. Dominic’s. The Steiner children, Grace and Isiah, go to school with Molly — they even ride the same bus. Grace is in third grade, Molly is in first and Isiah is in kindergarten.
Vince Polick and wife Leslie live in Michigan with their children Lauren (6) and Ethan (5). Vince is a project manager for The Garrison Company.
John Callahan and Liesl Stalzer-Callahan ’95 live in Cleveland Heights, OH. Liesl is completing her master’s in early childhood education at CSU. John is a special education teacher in the Positive Education Program. John is also chugging through his doctoral dissertation at CSU. Check out Callahan’s radio show on 89.3 WCSB, Cleveland — www.wcsb.org –.
Hope you all enjoy the holidays. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Take care,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hello Class of 1993! Not much news was sent this time around please e-mail your updates. It has been a great summer and I now understand why moms look forward to their children going back to school.
I received a call yesterday from Erin Webber, she and Scott Webber had a baby girl on June 26. Bridget Erin Webber was 8 lbs. 4 oz. 20 inches long. All are doing well and big brother Shane is very happy with her.
Kristen (Sullivan) Warzocha’s picture was recently in THE PLAIN DEALER, she is the Foodbank development director and attended a Harvest for Hunger Benefit. She and Christian have one child and are living in Lakewood.
Paul Grisdale is director of Central Payroll for the Colorado Community College System. He and wife Rebecca have two children — Nicholas (4) and Eleanor (2) and live in Thornton, CO.
Eric Lynch is president of Lynch Capital Management, LLC in St. Petersburg, FL. He has two children Abigail (3) and Aiden (1).
Jason Stahl is managing editor for Babcox Publications in Akron.
Chris Hoag is working as the parish catechetical leader at Immaculate Conception Church in Willoughby, OH.
Rima (Ziedonis) Hansen and husband Derek are in Macedonia, OH, with their one year old, Medeja. Rima has her MBA from Cleveland State University and is the executive director for Sunrise Senior Living in Rocky River.
Dom LaVigne is now living and working in Singapore as regional director for US-ASEAN Business Council.
Joanna (Tomazic) Bopp was in town recently and had lunch with Mary (Cwik) Costanzo, Kelly (Kilroy) Peterlin, and Liz (Murphy) Zappitelli. Everyone is doing great and all of them live in the Cleveland area. Joanna is in DC as an area supervisor for Title I (Federal Education Grant) in Northern VA and her husband now works in the White House after being in the Senate. They have a boy and two girls. Mary and Mike Costanzo have two children, Kelly is pregnant with #4 and is due in the fall, and Liz has two children. Joanna recently talked to Michelle (Green) Blood and she is expecting her 5th child in December! Audrey (Citriglia) Walker is living in Colorado and loving all the outdoor sports. Her little girl just turned one.
Thanks for the information Joanna. Hope you all enjoy your summer and I look forward to hearing from you all soon. Take care,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hello everyone! Hope all is well with you and yours. I apologize for not having a column last edition. Despite all good intentions, time just got away from me at the last deadline. I do have news for you and hope that you enjoy it. Send me your updates so that I’m forced to stay on my toes!
Lynette (Pizmoht) Piech, thanks for the updates you sent. She, Andy ’92, and big sister Katie welcomed Ryan Andrew on August 9, 2005. He was 9 lbs., 2 oz. and 21½ inches.
Kristi (Sullivan) and Christian Warzocha had their first baby, Samantha Sullivan Warzocha in December 2005.
Mary Lou Sferra got engaged to Bob Mlachak and is getting married July 29th.
Sarah (Rossate) Mallon and her husband, Jim, are expecting a boy in June.
Rachelle (Carroll) and Bill Engel ’94 moved from good old University Heights to Pittsburgh a couple years ago. They live in his hometown – Upper St. Clair. They had their third child on October 4th; Peter Joseph joins big sister Mary Claire (6) and big brother Will (3). Bill works for PNC in the advisors group and Rachelle is home full time.
Last July 10th, Debbie Rak Farina and husband Ben had twins — a girl, Piper and a boy, Wyatt. Debbie is the general manager at Red Tail Golf Club in Avon. Denise Rak Niemojewski and Bob had their third girl, Mae Rose, on October 16, 2005. She weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz. and joined Ruby (5) and Jetta (2 1/2). The Nemo Grille, a restaurant in Avon that Debbie and her husband own and operate is in its 5th year of business and doing great. Stop by and see them if you are in the area.
Doug Ennis sent an update — Bob Gannon got married last July in Buffalo, NY; and Gino Fausto has a new job flying private jets for a company in Georgia. And last but not least, Doug has finished his master’s of Science in Information Technology from Capella University.
Maggie Kenny married Stephen Lamb ’92 last October and they reside in Grayslake, IL.
Jason Stahl was recently hired by Babcox Publications as the managing editor of BodyShop Business, a trade magazine covering the collision repair industry. He has two children Brittany (10) and Jacob (6) and lives in Lakewood, OH.
Todd Ferraro and wife Arlene, currently reside in Pittsburgh and have a son and daughter. Todd recently attended Mike Graber’s wedding to Jana Perretti in Boston. They met while living in New Orleans a few years ago and were both relocated to Minneapolis/St. Paul after Hurricane Katrina. Mike is a regional manager with Michelin Tires and Jana is an executive with Ritz Carlton hotels. In attendance were fellow Green Gators Mike Boychuk, Alfredo Vitug, Paul Bayhurst ’92, Rob Miller and Lew Dichairo. Mike Boychuk attended with wife Dana. They live in Pittsburgh, have two children and are expecting their third in August. Mike is in dental equipment sales. Paul Bayhurst and fiance Nicki Sack live in Silver Springs, MD. Paul is a free lance cabinet maker and Nicki teaches Irish dancing. Alfredo Vitug and his wife, Meredith, have three daughters and two sons and live in Manhattan. Freddie owns two or three bars in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Rob Miller and wife Heather came in from Fredricksburg, VA. Rob is a department head for the USDA in DC and they have a son.
Lew Dichairo and his wife, Emily, both work as child psychologists in the Cleveland School district. Thanks for the update Todd, you are hired!
Tom and Pam (Phelleps) Shields welcomed their second son Benjamin George on September13, 2005, he was 9 lbs., 2 oz., and 21¾ inches. Big brother Gavin turned two in October.
Hope you all enjoy your summer and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Take care and all the best!
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
I had the honor of representing our class at the inauguration of John Carroll’s 24th president Father Robert Niehoff on October 11. For the future of the John Carroll Community, Father Niehoff’s challenge is to “engage the world” in our lives. The event was wonderful and made me miss our days at JCU. The campus has changed but it was also comforting to see many familiar faces. There is a television commercial for John Carroll, I saw it the other day and it made me excited and proud.
Dennis Reardon and I are doing well, Dennis started a new job with Alliance Data Systems as a manager in their Consulting Services Division.
I received several updates from Kevin Joyce, he is a State Representative for the State of Illinois. He and wife Krista have five children and are expecting their sixth in January (wow). Their children are: son Cameron (9), daughters Kaila (5) and Jessica (4), son Michael (3) and daughter Kristen (2).
Mike Kelly and his wife have two sons Seamus and Liam and Tim Nitsche and his wife, Colleen, have three children. Thanks for the update Kevin and good luck with # six.
Michelle Cerino Yarris and Chris Yarris moved back from Switzerland and are now living in Naperville, IL. Chris is working for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Michelle is staying home with the kids for now. Their kids are Elizabeth (7), Blake (5) and Jacques (21 mos). Michelle, there was much information about JCUers in Chicago in the last journal, I hope you found it useful and can get involved in the alumni group there.
Vanessa Case was married in August 2004 to Michael Ruppe, whom she met at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital where she works as a nurse practitioner. Dianna (Hilterman) Rowley, still living in Oakland, CA with husband Dan, was a bridesmaid. In May 2005, Vanessa and Michael had their first baby, Joseph William.
Joseph Wieleba and wife Ashley live in Cape Coral, FL, with son Terrance (8). Joseph is COO for Sports Image, Inc. out of Franklin, OH.
Geraldine Butler, a graduate of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has been appointed to NCAA Division III committee of infractions. She will hold that position until January 2009. Geraldine works for Baker Hostetler & Patterson, LLP.
John Pieschalski received his master’s in education from Cleveland State and is an English teacher and football coach for Clearview Local Schools. He and wife Michelle live in Lorain, OH, with their son Drew (9 mos).
Anne-Marie (Wolanin) Connors and husband Andrew ’96 had a busy 2004, they welcomed identical twin boys James and Cameron into world on July 17, 2004; then two weeks later moved from Westlake, OH, to Anne-Marie’s hometown of Chesterland, OH; AND Andy started a new position as vice president at Fairport Asset Management, a local wealth management firm. Four months later, they moved into a new home. Anne-Marie continues to work at Case Western Reserve University School of Law as director of Regional Development, Alumni Relations and Special Gifts, on a part-time basis now. And I quote “A year later, we can say we’ve survived! Life is good, albeit hectic.” Thanks for the update and sorry I lost the previous one.
Brad Raitz and his wife, Karen, welcomed their first son, Bryan Douglas, into the world on July 29. Brad is director of RBR Technology Systems in Dallas, TX.
Thanks for taking the time to read up on what others in our class are doing, now please take the time to send me an update on you! God Bless,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hello everyone, I hope you’re all enjoying summer. We’ve been busy with Safety Town and Vacation Bible School, boy how things change but I wouldn’t do anything differently, ha-ha.
Roy Warren has been named the interim high school principal at Beachwood High School.
Chris Helm and wife Annette are living in Austintown, OH, they have 2 children, Jackson (4) and Clark (1). Chris has his MA from YSU and is executive editor for Peppers & Rogers Group out of Norwalk, CT.
Michael Lundon is living in Naples, FL, and working for UBS as divisional vice president.
Sandra and Douglas Ennis welcomed their second child Anna Paige, born in Denver on June 2, 2005; she weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and was 191/4 inches long. Their son Collin is 5. Doug is an account manager for NetIQ in San Jose, CA.
Elaine (Weaver) and Jay Bahr ’92 are living in Toledo with their children, Mary Rose (8), Agnes Ruth (5) and Francis Xavier (3). Elaine recently took a job as a chemist for the Campbell Soup Company in Napoleon, OH, and Jay took a job as office manager for the Keith Wilkowski Mayor of Toledo Campaign.
Vincent Close and wife Renee (Heinle) ’94 have 2 children Tyler (2) and Abigail (4 mos). Vinnie is the IT manager at Tyler Elevator in Valley View.
John Hogan and Gretchen Heutsche were in town for Gretchen father’s JCU class reunion. They arranged a little reunion of their own at a friend’s house; Kim (Masielli) Kirby and her husband, Brendan, and their three kids came, Chris Dashner made an appearance as his wife and two daughters were out of town for the weekend, Jill Ledin ’97 also came by as well as Andrew ’96 and Anne-Marie (Wolanin) Connors with their twin boys (1). It was great to see everyone.
Michelle Cerino Yarris and Chris Yarris are moving back to the U.S. after three years in Switzerland. Chris is still with PwC and they are moving to the Chicago area, the new e-mail address is MichYar@hotmail.com and they hope to hear from any alums living in Chicago. Their kids are 6 (almost 7), 5, and 16 mos.
It is so nice to hear from all of you keep the news coming. God Bless,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
On April 1 Dennis and I welcomed our 3rd child into the world. Joseph Roddy Reardon. We all are doing well. Jack (5) and Kate (3) are good big brother and sister.
We see Rachel and Guy Manias occasionally at church with daughter Olivia (5) and son Dane (3). They had their 3rd child, a girl, in December.
Gretchen Heutche and John Hogan had a son, Braeden Thomas, on February 7. We received the birth announcement last week and at 2 months he is the most adorable 6-month-old I’ve ever seen! Gretchen is practicing podiatry and John is consulting on his own, they live in Michigan.
Jim Brady was married to Amy Tuerk on October 23. He was also promoted to VP of Village Green Management Company and is living in West Chicago. Jim was featured on the Discovery Channel’s techknowledge and the Travel Channel’s Ten Best and CNN for innovations in urban apartment parking solutions. He’s also won seven industry awards for performance related to the field of property management/real estate.
Dan Hanson completed his Army training by earning a master’s in Asian Studies at the U. of Hawaii and will be heading to Newport, RI, for a one-year assignment at the Naval War College.
Shannon (Barry) Heller received her MS is elementary education from Niagara U. in 2000, and her CAS in ed administration from SUNY Brockport in 2004. She is the principal at St. Michael School in Newark, NY. Shannon and husband, Daniel, live in Rochester with children: Shane (8), Dylan (6) and Aiden (9 months).
Keith Kancar is living in New York City and works for Thomas O’Brein/Aero Studios as director of Licensing and Prod.
Shawn Phillips is a senior manager for Ernst & Young LLP in Cleveland; he and wife, Michele, have two children, Spencer (3) and Brice (1).
Jason Stahl started a new job in February and is now an editorial manager for Medquest Communications in Cleveland, a trade publishing company. Jason is hoping to hear from Anthony Romano, Kurt Wolter and other guys he’s lost touch with email@example.com.
Joanna (Tomazic) Bopp has Andrew (3), Kelly (2), and Katy (born in December). Joanna is working part time as an area supervisor for the Title I program in Northern VA.
Susanne (Seckers) Quallich was named 2005 Michigan Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners. She is the first andrology-specialty nurse practitioner at the U. of Michigan. Susanne is an expert in the field of male sexual and reproductive health, sits on the editorial board for the peer-reviewed journal, Urologic Nursing, and has published widely in her field. She and husband, Len, a gastroenterologist, daughters Danielle (7) and Brianna (22 mos) live in Rochester Hills, MI.
Barbara Roche Velasco and husband, Paul, live in Novi, MI, with daughter Sara Grace (1).
Lynne (Wotzak) Baumgartner recently relocated to Albany, NY, from Boston with husband, Wayne, and Benjamin (19 mos). She is working as an admissions counselor, but hopes to get back into school counseling in the fall.
Sarah Drickhamer is happily living and working in Denver, CO, and just adopted a new puppy.
Jennifer (Pracko) Leyva and her husband, Nick, welcomed their second child, a boy, last April. Jenn and her family relocated to Florida, where she is teaching.
Sherry (Szelagowski) Foulkes is working as a school psychologist for North Olmsted schools and is busy being a mom to Louis (4).
Shanna (Stephany) ’94 and Judd Smith recently moved to Sheffield Village, OH, with their daughter, Lauren (3).
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hi everyone! Hope you’ve recovered well from the holidays. The weather has been very cold and snowy lately in the Northeast Ohio area, so I hope you are all keeping warm.
I must explain that my computer recently went down and I have not been able to access my saved e-mail. I know I had messages from several of our classmates, including Maggie Andros, Anne-Marie Wolanin and Jill (Wagner) Amolsch. The above e-mail address is still good so if you don’t mind forwarding me your update a second time I’d appreciate it; so sorry.
I received Christmas greetings from several of our classmates. Monica Merella Steiner and Ted Steiner live in Cleveland Hts., where Monica began teaching Spanish to over 80 preschoolers last year. She also has daycare two days a week and does recordings for her “Little Star Studio.” Ted continues his ministry at St. Dominic, hosting and planning many fundraisers for mission trips to Mexico and Guatemala this summer. Their daughter, Grace (6) is in first grade and was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes. Their son, Isaiah (3) started preschool this year and loves being a “big boy.”
Mary Ellen (Brenkus) Guisinger and her husband, Allen, are living in Newburgh Hts., OH, with their three children, Natalie (4), Stephen (2) and Thomas who was just born last August. Mary Ellen is doing some writing, has taken up scrap booking and otherwise is just trying to keep up with three kids.
Sandra Crapis continues to be a high school English teacher and is loving it.
Carrie (Kramer) and Brennan Lafferty also welcomed their third child in November of last year, Patrick Charles joins Grace (5) and Andrew (2) to round out their bunch. They are living in Kent and Brennan continues to work for Crain’s in Akron.
Mike Kelly and his wife, Molly, live in Chicago with their two children Seamus (1) and Liam (5 mos). Mike is First Deputy General Counsel for the Chicago Park District.
Michele (Cornely) Brearley and husband, Warren, are in Aurora, OH, where Michele works for Hyland Software Inc. They have two children Nicole (2) and Caroline (10 mos.).
As for Dennis and I, we are expecting our third child in March of this year. Our son Jack will be 5 in May and his sister Kate is 3. I’ve been content doing the stay-at-home-mom thing and Dennis is still consulting at Dominion East Ohio Gas for Comsys.
Hope you are all doing well, please send me your news. Peace,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hello everyone, I hope this edition of class notes finds you all well. I don’t have much news this time around so those of you that haven’t checked in lately (or ever) please drop me a quick line. We are all interested in your endeavors.
Dom LaVigne accepted a position as executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.
Patricia (Cipollone) Berg MBA is a senior instructor at University of Akron Wayne College, she and husband Mike have 4 children; Hannah (8), Sydney (6), Colin (4) and Riley (1).
Matthew McCurdy and wife Angela (Martin) ’94 live in Chicago where Matt works for PwC as a manager.
Scott Webber and his wife, Erin, welcomed their first child, Shane Flanagan on October 28, 2003, he was 9 lbs. and 20 ½ inches long. Scott recently announced that he has accepted a position as an associate agent with Nationwide Insurance. He will be working for and with Bill Gibson in Westlake, OH.
Dan Hanson is a Major in the U.S. Army stationed in Hawaii. He is currently finishing a master’s degree in Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu as the final part of his Army Foreign Area Officer training and will next attend the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island as a guest Army officer. He was also married two years ago to Woracha Woungchay of Chachoengsao, Thailand (near Bangkok).
Brennan and Carrie (Kramer) Lafferty are expecting their third child in November 2004.
Thanks for all the news; keep the updates coming. Take care and God bless,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hello all. It was great to see so many faces at reunion last summer. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. A couple of people asked me if I was going to be doing our column forever. Just to let you all know, I love doing our column (except when the deadline comes ha ha), but it is also something that I am willing to let others do too. So if anyone out there would like to try it out for a time or even be a guest columnist let me know, I am open to trying something new.
Terry Brennan graduated cum laude from Temple Law School in May and will begin working this fall for Fair Share Housing Center in New Jersey. His work will focus on civil rights litigation to enforce the right of the poor to integrated, affordable housing in the suburbs. Since John Carroll, he was a Jesuit Volunteer in the Bronx in 1995; got an M.A. in Political Science from the New School for Social Research in NYC, and then spent two years in Brooklyn directing a homeless street outreach team. Prior to that, he spent two years in Austria and got his M.A. in German from BGSU. Terry keeps in touch with Dave Humphries, who has lived in New York City for seven years, and is about to finish his Ph.D. in American Literature at CUNY Graduate Center.
Jason Stahl and his wife just built a house in North Ridgeville, OH. They have two children, Brittany (7) and Jacob (3). Jason works for Advanstar Communications in Middleburg Heights as a managing editor of Landscape Management magazine.
Leigh Clements missed our 10-year reunion because she was in the hospital after giving birth to her son 7 weeks early!! Towner Christopher is perfectly healthy, 5 lbs. 3 oz. at birth, born on June 8, 2003. Eleanor (2) loves being a big sister and always enjoys helping.
Lynnette (Pizmoht) and Andy ’92 Piech live in Lyndhurst and just celebrated 5 years of marriage. Their first child, Kathryn was born on May 4, 2003. Since graduating, Lynnette earned her MBA at Cleveland State in Health Care Administration and is working at the Cleveland Clinic as a supervisor in Patient Financial Services. Andy is a senior account manager with Weyerhaeuser Packaging in Bedford Hts. They regularly see Sarah (Rossate) Mallon and husband, Jim, who are living in Naperville, IL and just built a new house.
Donna (Clifford) Klein got married in February 2003 and is living in Columbus with her husband, Scott, and working for Merck-Medco. Michelle (Riebe) and Chris Mulchin and daughter, Gabi (3) are living in Shaker Hts. Michelle is with Wyse Advertising and Chris works for 20th Century Development. Dawn (Turek) Schmitt was married in November 2002 to Jim also a JCU alum. They live in University Hts and she is working as a pediatric nurse practitioner for University Hospitals. Kristi (Sullivan) and Christian Warzocha live in Lakewood. Kristi is working for the Cleveland Food Bank and Christian works for QualChoice.
Kimberly Whitney recently graduated from the Graduate Theological Union with a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary religious studies, with an emphasis on ethics, culture, ecology, and sustainability.
Annette (Fuchs) Collins was married to Chuck Collins last year. She graduated from pharmacy school and is now a pharmacist working for the VA hospital in Brecksville. They are having a house built in North Royalton. I’ll look for you at the grocery store, Annette!
Anne-Marie (Wolanin) Connors was recently promoted to director of Regional Development, Alumni Relations and Special Gifts at the Case School of Law. She and husband Andrew ’96 live in Westlake, OH.
John Cilli and wife Kristin live in Canonsburg, PA. John is president of CommerceConnect, LLC in Pittsburgh.
Thanks for all the news; keep the updates coming. Until next time take care and God Bless,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hello all! Reunion has passed now; I hope those that were able to make it enjoyed themselves.
On to the news, Anne Marie Tirpak received her M.Ed. from Loyola University in Chicago last year. Now she is working for the Archdiocese of Chicago as a Vicariate Stewardship Coordinator.
Kiersten Dougherty Burbick has her M.S. in telecommunications from the University of Pittsburgh. She and spouse Brad live in Pittsburgh.
Andrew & Jamie Pachota live in Livonia, MI and, according to Joe Gumeny, have just welcomed their first child. Hopefully, I’ll have more details on that next time. Andy is vice president of operations for Best Block Co.
Jim Brady is regional director for Summit Properties in Montgomery Village, MD.
Liz Legler works for Fifth Third Bank in Strongsville as business development officer. She and son, Adam (13), live on the near West Side of Cleveland.
Daniel Mazzucca and wife, Megan, live in Chicago where Dan works for Turner Construction Co. as a project manager.
John Reichart received his M.B.A. this year. He works for the Illinois Commerce Commission as a special assistant attorney general. John and his wife, Maureen, live in Chicago.
Joanna Tomazic Bopp and husband, Michael, live in Alexandria, VA with their children Andrew (2) and Kelly (3 mos.). Joanna has her M.Ed. from the University of VA and works for Non-Public Educational Services as an area supervisor.
Robert Thomas is a physician for Jacksonville Emergency Consultants, Inc.
Denise (Rak) Niemojewski had baby girl, Jetta Rose on March 15, 2003. Her first, Ruby Rose is 2 years old. She and husband, Bob, own the Nemo Grille is Avon, OH, so stop in if you’re ever in the area.
Mary Lou Sferra is living in Concord Twp., OH and working for Cleveland Clinic Health System as a speech-language pathologist in Mayfield Hts.
Larissa Kosmos and husband, Jim, are in New York City after 5 years in Washington, DC, during which she got her M.F.A. in Fiction Writing and taught freshman composition at American University. Larissa’s been working as a freelance copy editor at various magazines such as GQ, Self, Redbook. Their first baby is due June 15th. Larissa ran into Brian Gagnon in Manhattan, he just moved from DC to New York. Also, Mary Kay Hirsch, who’s living in Westlake, recently got engaged to a great guy named Mike.
Colleen (Keppler) Brej and I (along with our boys) are in a Little Gym class together. She and her husband, Todd, live in Parma Hts. with their sons, Benjamin (3) and Christopher (7 mos.). Colleen works part time as a registered nurse for the Cleveland Clinic in Strongsville.
We attended a wedding recently where Joe Gumeny and his wife, Katie, were also guests. Joe works for IBM as a consultant in their Professional Services Division. Joe & Katie have an adorable little girl named Lauren (2). Alana (Mutic) Malonzi ’96 is another JCU grad who was at the same wedding, she and husband, Michael, live in Columbus.
Last but not least, my husband Dennis Reardon is working for Comsys and is contracted to Dominion East Ohio Gas as a project manger. Our son Jack turned 3 in May and Kate, our daughter, was one in February. I am a full time mom, we enjoy going to the zoo, parks, gym class, and all sorts of fun stuff.
Well that’s all for now. God bless and take care,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hi everyone! Our 10-year class reunion is right around the corner and planning is well on its way. There will be a class Mass and family picnic on Saturday afternoon once again, so plan on bringing your spouses and children. And, don’t forget Saturday night dinner, where we will present our class gift and party in the big tent. Check out the class of ’93 Web page at www.jcu.edu or the most up-to-date information. I am looking forward to going to our reunion. So please contact your buddies and plan to meet at JCU on June 12-15, 2003.
Vincent Close and Renee Heinle ’94, ‘99G married at Saint Francis Chapel on May 4, 2002. Fr. Casey Bukala, SJ ’54 presided over the ceremony. Vinnie & Renee reside in South Euclid, OH.
Sarah Drickhamer is an assistant vice president at Ohio Savings Bank in Denver, CO.
Gino Fausto and wife Beth Ann are living in Dublin, GA where Gino works as a corporate pilot of a small company.
Michael Kadlub lives in Concord, OH and opened his own ACT! Consulting firm based on the east side of Cleveland. If anyone needs some ACT! Consulting or Training, visit his website www.crmcoachtech.com or e-mail Mike directly firstname.lastname@example.org. Mike plays softball with Scott O’Donnell ‘97. Their team finished 7th in the nation at the World Series Tournament in Alabama last September. Mike went to the Stanley Cup last summer with Dave Mortland ’95 and Jim Rosko ’96 courtesy of his brother Jeff Kadlub ’96 who works for the Carolina Hurricanes. Mike also traveled to Tempe, AZ for New Year’s with Bobby Tominc to cheer on the Buckeyes at the Fiesta Bowl.
Frank Bubnick and wife Angela keep busy raising their three children, Scott (5), Natalie (2) and Kevin (1). Scott runs his own steel and machinery logistics company in Cleveland called Strategic Logistics, as well as an on-line collectibles business.
Jacqueline (Tylman) Reghi and husband Michael had their first child, Calisto on November 19, 2002; he weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. They live in Westlake, OH.
Amy & PJ Hruschak recently moved to a new home in Hamilton, OH. PJ is Web promotions manager for Clear Channel Radio Interactive in Covington, KY.
Dr. Andrew Stock and wife Colleen Carey ’94 announce the birth of their second child, Kathryn Marie Stock. She was born on September 30, 2002. She weighed 7 lbs. Their first child, Molly, is 3 years old and the family lives in Mt. Vernon, NY.
Brian Cullen is the training manager at Sterling Auto body in Boston, MA.
Darlene (Hanson) Crooks and husband, Jason Crooks’91, live in Sandusky, OH with their two children, Taylor (6) and Collin (4). Darlene works in sales for Label Aid Inc.
Jan (Huczko) & Mike Vulku live in Westlake, OH with their children, Matthew (2½) and Luke (10 mos.).
Karen & Brad Raitz live in Dallas, TX, where Brad is president of RBR Systems.
John Wilson and wife Kathie Petrarca Wilson ’92 are in Herndon, VA, where John is a financial analyst for Raytheon.
Lewis Dichairo attended Mike Graber’s wedding in Las Vegas on November 2, 2002. Mike & Becky Graber had their reception at Caesar’s Palace. In attendance were Alfredo Vitug, Mike & Dana ’94 Boychuk, Rob Miller, Paul Bayhurst, John Kovach and Todd Ferraro. Mike & Dana are expecting their second child. John Kovach is a police officer in California. Fred Vitug is relocating to NYC. Paul Bayhurst is working in Cleveland as a contractor, specializing in cabinet remodeling and construction. Lewis lives in Tremont and works for a non-profit mental health agency servicing children and families.
Julie (Smith) Castagnero and husband Robert (Toots) ’94 gave birth to Anne Kelly on February 12, 2003, checking in at 7 lbs. 8 oz. and 19 inches.
Jeff Siegel lives in New Hartford, CT with his wife, Janet, and daughter, Carter (1). Jeff is vice president of Affiliate Advertising Sales and Marketing for ESPN. In this role, he oversees a team of 40 people who help ESPN affiliates grow their revenue by creating promotions and integrated marketing strategies, plus exploring new technologies, such as interactive advertising and the Internet.
Tom & Pam (Phelleps) Shields had their first child, Gavin Thomas, on September, 28, 2002, he was 6 lbs. 6 oz. and 20½ inches.
Thanks to everyone for sending their updates. I couldn’t do this without you! See you all at Reunion in June,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
Hi everyone! Our 10-year class reunion is coming up the weekend of June 12-15, 2003. Planning is already underway. If you’d like to be on the planning committee, please contact me and I’ll be sure to get your name on the list. Big thanks goes to Andy Botzer, who has agreed to be Class Gift Chairperson and Vinnie Close, who will be our Web Master, so be sure to check the class of ’93 web page at www.jcu.com for the most up to date information. I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I am so looking forward to going back to JCU for our reunion. So please contact your college buddies and start planning to meet at JCU on June 12-15, 2003.
Barb Roche Velasco and husband, Paul, have moved back to Birmingham, MI. Paul is a professor at U of M’s business school. Barb is a paralegal at a law firm in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Mike Abdoo and wife, Jennifer, had their first child, Johnathan Michael (AKA Nathan), on July 5; he weighed 9lb 2oz, and was 21 inches long.
Catherine Celebrezze recently earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the New School for Social Research in New York City. The degree was conferred May 22 at which time she received the Alfred Schutz Memorial Award in Philosophy and Sociology for her dissertation, “Television Time and Space: A Social History of the Present.”
Robert & Cherrie (Cajigal) Moussaid live in Lewis Center, OH, with their three children: Evan (5), Lauren (3), and Adam (2). Robert works for American Electric Power in Columbus as a senior analyst.
Jim BonAnno is vice president import sales for Fleet Car Carriers, Inc. in Colorado. He’s traveled to Germany, London and Paris on business. His company was named one of the top 100 trucking companies in the country in 2001. He recently bought a house and is putting lots of miles on his new Harley. He stays in touch with Gary Lynch ’92, who is engaged to Maura Chisholm.
Larry Witmer is working at University Primary Care Practices, Inc. as a doctor of osteopathic medicine.
Phil Klenotic is working at the Cleveland Clinic as a research fellow and living in Rocky River, OH.
Katie Boyle is a senior appraiser for Prime Appraisal Group in Chicago.
In June, Dennis & I attended the wedding of Michael Schrage; he married Therese McGratty; they live in Grosse Point Woods, MI. Mike works for Plante Moran as an accountant and Therese is an elementary school teacher. Other JCU grads in attendance were John Hogan & Gretchen Heutsche; Jenny ‘94 & Harold Aubry; Dana Windsheimer with her fiancée, Chris; and Jill Ledin.
I was down in little Italy for the Feast and ran into Leigh (Underhill) Clements with her husband, Jeff, and their beautiful 1-year-old daughter.
I attended a baby shower for Pam (Phelleps) Shields, who is due October 15. Tammie (Shields) Becker was also there with her adorable little girl Madalyn (2).
Dennis & I were at the wedding of John Reichart to Maureen Flaherty in September in Chicago. John is an attorney and Maureen is a dental hygienist. The following were also in attendance: Kelly ‘94 & Eric Russell, who currently live in St. Louis where Eric works for MCI WorldCom; Brennan & Carrie Lafferty, who live in Kent, OH with their two children, Grace (3) and Andrew, born April 17; Ami & Don Sweeney, who have a daughter named Caitlin (1) and are expecting in December; Karen Cullin, who lives in Chicago and works for NASA; Eileen Casey and Bridget Donovan ’94.
That’s all the news I have for now, please keep in touch and I’ll see you at Reunion 2003. Take care,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon
It’s a Girl! Katherine Ann Reardon (AKA Kate) was born on February 15th at 6:44 a.m. and was 7 lbs. 15 oz., 20 inches long. We are very excited and all are doing well.
Monica (Merella) and Ted Steiner had their second child, Isaiah David, on April 11, 2001 he was 6 lbs. 12 oz., and his big sister is Grace. They live in Cleveland Hts. where Monica runs a home day care for toddlers and Ted is the youth minister at St. Dominic Church.
Christine (McFarland) Picard and husband. Urban ’77 had another baby boy, Timothy, on April 2; he was 8 lbs. 15 oz. and 21 inches. He joins two-year-old brother Rob.
Eric Saunders and his wife, Dana, moved into their new home in Avon Lake, OH last fall. They welcomed their first child, Hope Kimberly, on January 25, she was 8 weeks early but is doing great now.
Guy and Rachel Mullen Manias had their second child, Dane, on September 10, 2001. She joins Olivia (2). Rachel is a full-time mom. Guy is self employed with 2 other partners at Paragon Data Systems, where he does bar coding and data collection.
Two days after Christmas, Michelle (Cirino) and Chris Yarris moved to Geneva, Switzerland. They will be there for the next 3 years. Chris is working there with PricewaterhouseCoopers, his job is to make sure that American publicly traded companies are in compliance with US standards. Michelle and Chris have two children, Elizabeth (3½) and Blake (19 mos.). Liz is in preschool and is picking up French very well. That sounds awesome, best of luck.
Kevin Milos has his master’s in counseling and is licensed as a clinical counselor. He was a cop with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department for a time but is now a guidance counselor at Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park, IL. He is married to Shawn and they are expecting their first child in July. Thanks for the note Kevin, keep us posted.
Denise (Rak) Niemojewski and husband, Bob, opened their restaurant last July in Avon, OH. It’s called Nemo Grille and it is going very well. Denise is the hostess and runs the front of the house, Bob runs the kitchen. They also enjoy some free time to spend with their 1-year-old daughter, Ruby Rose. Denise’s twin, Debbie Rak is now working for Liturgical Publications. The company prints church bulletins and she’s responsible for signing churches on with the company, she works out of her home and loves it.
Michael Beck is married to Lisabeth Scalzi and Mike the chief resident of pediatrics at Hershey Medical Center in PA.
Douglas Ennis works for NetiQ as a systems engineer and is married to Sandra Ringelstetter. They live in Westminster, CO with their 2-year-old son, Collin.
Kevin Francis Healy, 7 lbs. 3 oz. and 20 inches, was born to Brian Healy and wife Christy (Cilli) ’94 on November 2, 2001. They are living and working in the Columbus area.
Kevin and Jill (Wagner) Amolsch welcomed their second child, Tyler Wagner, on February 23, he weighed 7lbs. 10 oz. Their daughter Molly is 2. Jill works in customer service for Gunton Corporation (Cleveland based distributor of Pella windows). Kevin is the sales manager at Ganley Westside Import.
Rachel Long was married on November 17 in Nassau Bahamas to Todd Brenner and they are living in Boca Raton, FL where Rachel works for Oasis Outsourcing. Rachel also reports that Liz (Murphy) Zappitelli had her second child, Katherine, last spring. Thanks Rachel.
Nicole Sack was also married on November 17 to Shawn Elliot in Pittsburgh, Kirsten Benson ’96 and Reilly Benson ’03 participated in the wedding. Nicole and her husband live in Maryland where Nicole works for Academic Travel Abroad as the assistant director, travel services in Washington.
Shawn Mitchell is a sales representative for Roll-Kraft Inc. in Mentor, OH. He and wife, Beth, live in Wickliffe with their son, Jeffrey Aaron (3).
John and Gretchen (Heutsche) Hogan have moved into their new home in Pittsfield Township, MI. John is the manager of New Business Development for ECS Group, Inc. and Gretchen is in practice as a Podiatrist.
Catherine (Rice) Shellabarger and husband moved into their new home last summer and were expecting their first child in February. Catherine was promoted to audit manager at Arthur Andersen LLP last fall.
Lisa Bollheimer received her MS in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 1998 and now works for Lewisburg Physical Therapy in WV.
Ed Ash relocated to Anchorage, AK from South Euclid for an opportunity to work with lead instructing therapist for the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM-US). He is helping them implement an appropriate sports medicine program for their clinic. He and wife, Hillary, are expecting their first child in May.
Dawn (Clark) McGrath is living in Mentor, OH and has two children, Tyler (4) and Tanner (2).
Christopher Helm received his BA in History from Youngstown State University in 1996 and is now working for Peppers & Rogers Group as editor, On-line Newsletter. He is also married to Annette Canacci and they have one child, Jackson (1).
Jenifer Williams is senior producer/learning designer for AHA interactive in Chicago.
Timothy Gill and wife, Amy Seaman, live in Alexandria, VA and Tim works for American Petroleum Institute in Washington as a senior economist.
Dan Hanson is still in the Army as a Captain stationed in Seoul, South Korea for the last four years. He is in training to become a Foreign Area Officer with a specialization in Korea. He is attending Sogang University, a Jesuit University in Seoul, to learn the Korean language. As part of his training he is traveling extensively to Japan, China, the Philippines, Thailand and throughout Korea. Dan plans to be in Seoul for another two years and then will be heading to the University of Hawaii for graduate school in 2003. He also reports that he is still single but may not be much longer.
Larry Witmer and wife, Maria, had their first child Cory Joseph on August 1, 2001. Larry is a family physician at the Center for Health and Wellness in Madison, OH.
Mike Graber lives in Calera, AL and works for Michelin, NA as a fleet account manager.
Michelle Goldbach received her JD from OSU College of Law in 1999 and is living in Alexandria, VA.
Edward Guzowski and wife, Beth (Perri) ’94, experienced the birth of their daughter, Lauren Ann, on August 29, 2001, they live in Norwalk, CT.
Mary Ryan was given the Golden Apple Foundation’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in Chicago. When the award is presented, her students are told that they have one of the best teachers in Chicago. Congratulations!
Well that’s all for now, please keep in touch. Take Care,
Julie (Roddy) Reardon