In August, Spencer German started a job as the play-by-play broadcaster for Section V sports on Rochester, N.Y., CBS Sports Radio affiliate station 105.5 The Team. He finished the fall broadcast schedule, which included high school football and soccer, in early November and began the winter sports season, covering basketball and hockey, in December.
Jillian Dunn and Jason Zaczyk became engaged Aug. 23, 2014, on the shores of Lake Erie in their hometown of Erie, Pa. In August 2015, the two will celebrate their love in front of God, family, and friends at St. Joseph Bread of Life Community parish in Erie where they met on a retreat.
Megan Lowes works as the stewardship coordinator at St. Ambrose Catholic Parish in Brunswick since May 2013. She works with about 150 ministries at the parish and organizes service opportunities. She helped lead a team of about 600 volunteers to feed 6,000 people in the Cleveland area. Megan also does the marketing for the parish, such as handling press releases and social media responsibilities.
Almost five fun-filled years after meeting during their freshman year, Carroll sweethearts Ben Rossi and Sarah Skiviat became engaged Sept. 13, 2014, in Cleveland among the company of many JCU friends. The wedding will be held in Sarah’s hometown of Steubenville, Ohio, on Oct. 17, 2015. Ben and Sarah live and work in Cleveland. Ben passed the CPA exam and works for KPMG, and Sarah is a licensed relationship manager with Key Bank.
On July 7, 2014, Hannah Gaffney and Mike Lahiff became engaged while vacationing in beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico. They’re to wed on Nov. 7, 2015, in Cleveland.
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Congratulations to Brenton Mineo and Amanda Chu, who became engaged on the steps of the Lombardo Student Center at JCU on July 19. Both biology majors, Brenton works at Bay Valley Foods, and Amanda works at Spyglass. The couple is planning a wedding at Church of the Gesu in University Heights, Ohio, in next fall.
Zach McGuire began taking graduate classes in the fall at Northern Arizona University, where he’s pursuing a master’s degree in climate science and solutions.
Dom Carlini and Annie Wilson became engaged on March 15, 2014, at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Dom, an accounting major, works for PwC in Cleveland. Annie, a psychology major, is preparing for graduate school. The couple plans to marry on May 7, 2016.
Taylor Holan accepted a new position as a campaign associate for the United Way Foundation of Greater Cleveland.
Maddi Ferrara and Nick Schiavone became engaged on July 4, 2014 in the park of the Bedford Reservation, where Nick popped the question on one of the hiking trails. The couple will be getting married on Sept. 26, 2015, at St. Noel in Willoughby Hills, Ohio.
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For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Larry Napoli, and I’ll be writing the magazine column for our class. I’m excited and look forward to staying in touch with all of you.
In less than a year since graduating, the class has been busy. Phillip Evankovich graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Ga., and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. After attending Quartermaster School at Fort Lee in Richmond, Va., Evankovich will be stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.
Megan Thornhill was among several winners of the 2013 Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship. The program recruits accomplished professionals and recent college graduates in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine. The fellows are trained to teach these subjects in high- need Ohio schools. Megan will attend graduate school at Ohio University and complete an intense master’s-level teacher education program.
Dan Cooney, recipient of John Carroll’s “Meet the Press” Fellowship, is spending nine months in Washington, working behind the scenes with the Sunday TV program. Excited for the opportunity, Dan hopes to use the skills learned at JCU to offer something extra to the successful show. The weekly NBC news program is the longest-running television program in U.S. history.
Curtis Walker was accepted into the Teach for America corps. Those chosen for the program agree to teach for two years in schools throughout the country where students face poverty and other hardships. After he completes the two- year commitment, Curtis will decide whether to pursue a master’s in education or advanced degree in communications.
Stephen Dorroh ’13G was hired to teach physics and physical science at Conneaut High School in Ohio. Stephen earned his undergraduate degree at Cleveland State and played basketball for the Vikings. After graduating, he returned to school to become a teacher and receive his master’s in education from JCU this past May.
Brendan Gulick accepted the broadcast and media relations assistant position with the Dayton Dragons, the Class A Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. He will call play-by-play and color commentary with a partner for many of the team’s 140 games and provide press releases and game notes during the season.
Feel free to send updates to the alumni office or my email address. And don’t be afraid to call me or reach out on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. I look forward to hearing from you as you serve as men and women for others.
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