2010

Summer 2014

Kyle Sobh
216-397-6618
ksobh10@jcu.edu

Jessica Jarmusz ’10 and Robert Gramc were married Sept. 21 in St. Joseph Cathedral.

Jessica Jarmusz ’10 and Robert Gramc were married Sept. 21 in St. Joseph Cathedral.

Spring 2014

Kyle Sobh
216-397-6618
ksobh10@jcu.edu

Winter 2014

I hope all of you are well. It was a great fall for many.

Chelsea Getts completed her J.D. from Duquesne University and passed the Pennsylvania Bar Exam. She works in Pittsburgh for a compliance firm. Chelsea and Brian Bosiljevac ’09 are set to wed May 24, 2014. They’re enjoying their new home and doing well.

Scott ’08, ’10G and Sarah (Downing) Zimmerman were married Aug. 10.

Lauren (Stayer) Asquith married her husband, John, Aug. 31 in Dayton, Ohio. Emily Tillmaand and Joe Cody were among our classmates at the wedding.

Finally, Zoran and Harriet (Meris) Miling were married Sept. 28, 2013. Zoran’s groomsmen included Ryan Kearns ’11, Michael Klingensmith, Kevin Gibbons ’11, and Dan Burkhart.

Tricia Doherty let me know she and John Palko are engaged and plan to marry in Chicago on June 21, 2014.

Caitlin (Giorgi) Iacampo and her husband, Bernie, welcomed a baby girl, Evelina Dolores, to the world Nov. 14, 2013. She was 7 pounds, 1 ounce.

Congratulations to all! Please continue to send in the good news. God bless.

Kyle

Kyle Sobh
216-397-6618
ksobh10@jcu.edu

Fall 2013

Rachel Zammito and Kenny Joseph

Rachel Zammito and Kenny Joseph

I hope all has been well with each of your lives. Our class had a busy summer, judging by the messages I received for this column.

Caitlin Sureck graduated on April 20, 2013, with her doctorate in physical therapy from Northwestern University and received her class leadership award. On April 30, she took and passed the national board exam qualifying her as a licensed physical therapist in Ohio. Congratulations, Caitlin!

Rachel Zammito and Kenny Joseph married on June 8 at Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, N.Y.

Bridget Dolan and Jurell Sison exchanged vows July 26 at Gesu Church in University Heights, Ohio. The wedding was followed by a miniclass reunion at the Bertram Inn & Conference Center in Aurora, where their reception was held. It was great seeing Carolyn Pici, Sara Nunney, Maura Stepanski, Laura Heid, Brandon Sheil, and Maura McCool.

Alumni at the wedding of Bridget (Dolan) and Jurell Sison

Alumni at the wedding of Bridget (Dolan) and Jurell Sison

Maura McCool moved to Gainesville, Fla., where she’ll study at the University of Florida and work at a graduate assistant in its career center.

Continue to send updates. And as always, good luck and God bless.

Kyle

Kyle Sobh
216-397-6618
ksobh10@jcu.edu

Summer 2013

Kyle Sobh
216-397-6618
ksobh10@jcu.edu

Spring 2013
Greetings, class. It’s been a while. My apologies. It’s hard to believe we graduated three years ago. If any of you have been on or around campus lately – well, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock – you might have heard about the major historical renovation of Murphy Hall that’s underway. The new Murphy will feature many noticeable upgrades when it reopens in August 2014, but it will always contain the memories we made there as freshmen.

Murphy Hall has produced quite a few celebrities in our class. JJ Kuczynski recently completed his doctorate in physical therapy from Walsh University. JJ stole the show at commencement because he was the No. 1 physical therapy graduate in the state of Ohio and fourth in the nation. Congrats, brother.

Bridget Dolan graduated this spring from Seton Hill University as a physician assistant after spending her final rotation at the Cleveland Clinic. Bridget deserves recognition for not only completing her M.S. but planning a wedding, too. She and Jurell Sison will tie the knot July 26 at Gesu Church.

Pietrzak

Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants in Strongsville, Ohio, named Patrick Nygaard regional sales manager for Northeast Ohio region.

Richard Pietrzak rejoined Segal Rogerscasey’s Cleveland office as a consultant.

Finally, among those who I’m aware of, Bridget Fitzgerald was crowned Chicago’s 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade queen. As queen, Bridget traveled the city visiting and inviting pillars of society – such as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn – to march at the front of the parade with her. Bridget beat out more than 100 other contestants for the honor of leading the 58th annual parade. Way to go, Bridget!

Over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, I met up with Kurt Hauber, who’s still in State College, Pa., working on his medical degree. His hard work paid off because he’s first in his class.

In other news, Samer (Roueiheb) Rinehart and her husband, Eric, found out they’re expecting! Samer is a teacher at Revere Elementary School in Ohio and lives right around the corner from JCU. Baby Rinehart is expected to receive his/her JCU diploma in 2034.

Finally, after an undergraduate and graduate degree from JCU, I’m following my dream to a career in health administration by working at University Hospitals as a project manager assisting with the Electronic Medical Record Initiative. While I’ve enjoyed my time at JCU, it feels good to be moving on. Please continue sending your updates and make your alma mater proud. I look forward to seeing many of you in the near future. Until next time, God bless.

Kyle

Kyle Sobh
216-397-6618
ksobh10@jcu.edu

Winter 2013

Joe Merry ’10 and Emma Taylor ’10 were married in Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 15, 2012.

Kyle

Kyle Sobh
216-397-6618
ksobh10@jcu.edu

Fall 2012
Greetings, class of ’10. I hope you’ve been well. I heard from Chris Lewandowski, who graduated with an M.A. in higher education administration from the University of Mississippi in May. While at Ole Miss, he worked as a graduate assistant in residence life, supervising a building of 540 freshmen and 13 RAs, or as he put it, “like Pacelli and Sutowski was for our class, except on steroids.” Chris works at the University of South Carolina as a residence life coordinator, managing the daily functions of Columbia Hall, which houses 486 freshman and three living-learning communities. He reflects on his time at JCU constantly and incorporates his residence life experience on our campus with the core value of service learning to bring some Carroll flavor to the University of South Carolina. “I appreciate continuing to work with college-age students and hope to bring all the skills I acquire back to JCU one day,” he says.

Kelly (White) McCullough ’09 and Ryan McCullough ’11 welcomed their daughter, Molly Clare, into the world July 8, 2012. She was 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and 20.5 inches long. Ryan just completed his Armor Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning, Ga., and they’re looking forward to their upcoming move to Germany this fall.

Jeff Bartolozzi and Ms. Joy Johnson also welcomed their daughter, Molly, to the world on June 27, 2012. Aside from spending time with Molly, Jeff has been applying to law schools, unfortunately, none in Cleveland.

After years of hard work and countless hours of preparation, Kurt Hauber and Sarah (Dip) DiPalma were accepted into medical school. Kurt is studying at Penn State College of Medicine, and Sarah has gone south to Ross University Medical School of the Caribbean on the island of Dominica.

Emily Ferron is back in the U.S. after spending two years with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Micronesia, where she taught high school, coached sports, and was a campus minister. She works with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as one of the national recruiters and will spend this fall recruiting on college campuses. She’s looking forward to sharing her experience and love of service with young, ambitious college students. “Working with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps was one of the best experiences of my life,” she says. “Though our days as teachers were long, the two years flew by. I was also blessed enough to have a fantastic and loving host family who took me in on the weekends and shared with me a better glimpse into Chuukese culture and family life. The best part of my two years was my truly incredible students who continue to inspire and motivate me in all that I do. Words cannot describe the impact left on my heart those young men and women have given me.”

Eric Doremus accepted a position in a career development program with Medical Mutual in Cleveland. The program is a two-year rotation working closely with the vice presidents. Following the rotational period, he’ll be assessing the quality and cost of health care of the providers that Medical Mutual has contracted.

McGraw and Allin

Matt Despoth is the head of the Twinsburg branch of Liberty Bank. Previously, he served with the bank’s branch in Solon. He brings expertise in new business development as well as mortgage, commercial, and small business development to his post, as well as a well-rounded JCU education. Set to tie the knot are classmates Anna McGuire and John Blakeslee ’09, ’11G; Sarah Downing and Scott Zimmerman ’08; Harriet Meris and Zoran Miling; Jeff Priskey and Ashley Hines; Bridget Dolan and Jurell Sison; Ally Stojkoska and Matt Hiznay; Chelsea Getts and Brian Bosiljevac ’09; Maura McCool and Brett Cheatham; Caitlin Giorgi and Bernie Iacampo; and Case Allin and Caroline McGraw.

Thanks for the updates, and keep the good news coming. Best wishes, and God bless.

Kyle

Kyle Sobh
216-397-6618
ksobh10@jcu.edu

Summer 2012

Kyle Sobh
216-397-6618
ksobh10@jcu.edu

Spring 2012

Kyle Sobh
216-397-6618
ksobh10@jcu.edu

Winter 2011

It’s difficult to believe we’re already in the thick of the holiday season.  It seems like we were just on campus celebrating homecoming. I enjoyed seeing Rachel DeAngelis, Brandon Sheil, Courtney Ryan, Mike  Palange, Maura McCool, and Sara Nunney at the young alumni happy hour at the Market Garden Brewery. Mike Palange is still living in the Jesuit tradition, working at (Cleveland) St. Ignatius High School as a development associate. He loves his job and enjoys putting the skills he learned at Carroll to use, contributing to the greater good. Sam Knezevic ’11, Kevin Huyghe ’11, Kevin Stoltz, Gillian Kazura, Michelle Taylor, and Amy Marchlen attended the 10-year Greek mixer at Jakes during homecoming. Amy is living in Philadelphia and working on her law degree at Robert Morris University. She’s enjoying law school and is anxious to spend more time in the area when she returns this month.

Attending the wedding of Jeremy and Courtney (Mooney) ’10 Velliquette on July 9, 2011, are (from left): Maura McCool ’10, Katie Ours ’10, Meghan Latzy ’10, Amanda Paul ’10, Jeremy and Courtney, Emily Misconish ’10, Meghan Brown ’11, and Kyle Basista (JCU’s cross country/track coach).

Crystal Uvalle is back home in Pittsburgh working at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as a researcher. She’s doing research in the pulmonary care unit, focusing specifically in the asthma institute. Crystal lives near Liz Vesio, who’s a marketing coordinator at SAE International. They enjoy taking trips to Chicago to reunite with their college roommates Stefanie Aulicino and Katie Bell, who both moved to Chicago to become roommates and work together at Guaranteed Rate Mortgage Co. They’re recruiters for the company and are enjoying living in the city.  Stefanie, Katie, and Anna McGuirewere among the members of our class who came back to campus for homecoming.

Adam Jenkins informed me of his two-week trip to Africa in early October. He’s doing his doctoral work about malaria at Boston College and will be doing his field work in Bamako and Selingué, Mali. I’m curious to find out if he ran into Jeff Bartolozzi along the way.

Trang Le and Sinh Nguyen ’08 tied the knot Sept. 3, 2011.

Nikita Stangeis performing a year of service with AmeriCorps Vista in Chicago at Roosevelt University through the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation, whose programming focuses on redirecting minority children from a path to prison onto a path to college. She’s in charge of community outreach and special events.

Finally, after dating for eight years, Trang Le and Sinh Nguyen ’08 tied the knot Sept. 3, 2011. The ceremony was held at St. Boniface Church in Cleveland followed by a reception at Li Wah restaurant. The wedding included more than 300 guests, many of whom were Carroll students. The couple took a weeklong Caribbean cruise to celebrate. “It was a lot of fun, and I couldn’t ask for a better wedding,” Trang said. Congratulations, Trang and Sinh!

Many of you have been sending updates, so please continue. Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.

God bless.

Kyle

Kyle Sobh
216-397-6618
ksobh10@jcu.edu

Fall 2011

Hopefully, everyone had a great summer. For most of our class, this was our first summer of the real world. Many of our classmates were able to reunite and catch up with each other during the past few months.

Andrew Kolupski, Jeff Bradish, J.J. Kuczynski, Brandon Sheil, Jurell Sison, Bridget Dolan, and I were invited to celebrate the wedding of Nicholas Orlando and Katie Saporito ’09 in late June. This is just the beginning of John Carroll weddings, which are a great time. It’s fun to reconnect.

Kurt Hauber and I will be completing our master’s programs at John Carroll in May 2012. Kurt has been working on his M.S. in biology while working as a teaching assistant for the biology department. I’ll complete the nonprofit program this fall while continuing to work as the graduate assistant through May for the president’s office.

Lauren Baldarelli also has been working as a research assistant for the biology department while earning her master’s in biology. Lauren’s sister, Elise, is beginning her sophomore year at Carroll, also in the biology program. Lauren loves seeing Elise every day and is often jealous she still has three years ahead of her.

Jamie Ott, who completed his master’s in medical ethics at Case Western Reserve University, is hoping to enter medical school this semester.

Michelle Taylor will be moving closer to the Cleveland area for the next two years. She’s beginning a graduate program in biology at the University of Akron.

Riannon Ziegler has been working hard at Cleveland-Marshall, beginning her second year of law school.

This year, homecoming weekend will be Sept. 30 through Oct. 1. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet alums from all years. We’ll be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Greek life on campus, so check your emails and look for your brothers and sisters during
the festivities.

Please keep the news coming. Thanks to all who have sent updates.

God bless.

Kyle

Kyle Sobh
216-397-6618
ksobh10@jcu.edu

Summer 2011

Class of 2010, it’s great to address you again. Hopefully, everyone’s summer is off to a good start. For those of you who haven’t been back to campus since last May, try to envision campus during the warmer months. We all have a memory that sticks out immediately – JJ Kuczynski and Franco Carapellotti dancing on Rodman Terrace, intramurals on the Quad, or enjoying one another’s company near the St. Ignatius statue. This summer, the University will make additional improvements to campus – a new surface parking lot where the Bohannon Center once stood and a new track at Shula Stadium. These projects continue to make our alma mater a great source of memories.

Chelsea Getts, Kelly Lucas, Shaylyn Mahoney, and Maggie Matune made a trip back to campus in April to celebrate the engagement of Brittney Coder ’09. Chelsea completed her first year of law school at Duquesne University with classmate Andrea Capasso.

Brandon Sheil will return to Carroll this fall to begin his Master of Arts in Nonprofit Administration. Brandon has been working with City Year, a nonprofit service organization in Cleveland, for the past year. He enjoyed assisting in the classroom and his most recent project of organizing a spring break camp for more than 500 students in the district, but he’s looking forward to getting back to campus.

Courtney Ryan, who has been teaching in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, is enrolled in a master of education program through the University of Dayton, which is where she will spend most of her summer.

Melanie Fishleigh was accepted into the doctor of physical therapy program at Wheeling Jesuit University. PT school seems to be a common trend for our class. JJ Kuczynski and Joseph Micca have completed their first year of PT training. They partook in the momentous “White Coat” ceremony earlier this year. JJ is at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, and Joseph is attending SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y.

Bridget Fitzgerald is employed as a project manager at Fieldwork Network, a market research firm in Chicago. Bridget didn’t hesitate to get involved with the Chicago Alumni Club. She serves on the board and is the most recent recipient of the Alumni Club Leadership Scholarship. Congrats, Bridget.

Unfortunately, our column must end on a sad note. In February, the tragic death of Andrea Teodosio shook many of us to the core. Andrea, who died in a skiing accident in West Virginia, will be remembered forever for her positive outlook and sunny disposition. Fr. Bernie McAniff, S.J., celebrated her memorial service on campus, saying “Andrea’s love for this institution was present in her involvement on campus and those who she inspired to come to JCU.” Fr. McAniff was struck deeply by the exorbitant amount of love and respect the Carroll community exhibited. May Andrea and her family remain in your thoughts and prayers.

God bless.

Kyle

Kyle Sobh
216-397-6618
ksobh10@jcu.edu

Spring 2011

Believe it or not, it’s been almost a year since we’ve completed our undergraduate careers at JCU. Wow, I guess they’re right when they say time flies as you grow older. At commencement, Tom Brokaw dubbed us as the “next greatest generation” and urged us to take action in the world.

Emily Ferron is in the Federated States of Micronesia with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) working as a teacher and having a great time immersing in the local culture.

Jurell Sison, also with JVC, is working as a part-time teacher and food program coordinator at the Detroit Cristo Rey High School. “Every day is a new learning experience, and there’s not a manual for the task at hand, which is what makes this such a unique opportunity,” he says. Although Jurell is enjoying his time in Detroit, he’s looking forward to his family excursion to the Philippines in 2012.

Ryan Tipping and Jeff Bartolozzi are engaging the world with the Peace Corps in Africa. Ryan is living in Madagascar, and Jeff is in Mali. Jeff says he’s excited about the opportunity to serve and explore. He has been in contact with Ryan to exchange advice about trip necessities.

Bridget Dolan was accepted into the Physician Assistant Program at Seton Hill University in Pittsburgh. She’s eager to start class but comforted knowing there are many JCU alums in the area.

Carolyn Pici is adjusting well to city life in Chicago. She was hired by Coyote Logistics and loves her job. She also enjoys the frequent visits of friends from Carroll. Carolyn, Sara Nunney, and Tyler Kirsch attended the JCU speed networking event in Chicago this past November. They’re grateful to know they still can rely on Carroll for support.

Elise Wygant and Brad Bartelme will exchange wedding vows in June 2012. Elise studied biology and served as president of Kappa Kappa Gamma while at JCU. Now she’s studying and researching plants at the University of Georgia. Brad can be found in one of the biology labs on campus where he’s working on his master’s and teaching undergraduates. Congratulations, Elise and Brad.

Please continue to work toward greatness and send in any updates. The class of 2010 is well on its way to becoming the next greatest generation.

Kyle

Kyle Sobh
216-397-6618
ksobh10@jcu.edu

Winter 2010

Kyle Sobh
216-397-6618
ksobh10@jcu.edu

Fall 2010

The Alumni Journal would like to designate a class columnist for 2010. If you’re interested, please send a few writing samples and a note explaining why you’d make an ideal class columnist to journal@jcu.edu.