2013

Summer 2016
Congratulations to Katie Warner and Ross McCauley, who were engaged on June 26, 2016, in Mandeville, Jamaica. The couple met in Jamaica while doing a year of service in 2013-14. Ross popped the question during their return visit. While no date has been set for the wedding, the excited couple plans to marry in Buffalo, New York.

In June, while walking her dog in Dallas, Cassie Clark noticed a Husky left out in the heat for hours. After seeing the dog a few days later in the same situation, she notified animal services and even called 911. She was told it would be a 24-hour response. She wasn’t satisfied, so she took to social media. Cassie’s posts were shared, and one of them alerted a local animal rescue group that immediately took action. Cassie helped saved the Husky and 12 other animals that were being mistreated. Dallas Animal Services says the pets are doing well and will be placed for adoption.

Megan Lowes ’16G graduated with her master’s in May from JCU’s nonprofit administration program. She received the Nonprofit Leader of Tomorrow Award, which honors a graduating student who exemplifies academic excellence, leadership, and service to the community. Megan works at the Church of Saint Clarence in North Olmsted, Ohio, as the pastoral associate.

This past December, Danielle Pannella, who graduated with her Master of Science in speech pathology from Syracuse University, is working to complete her medical fellowship in Upstate New York.

Taylor Horen works at Sherwin-Williams as its digital marketing specialist in social media. She manages more than 30 of the company’s diversified brands, such as Krylon, Dutch Boy, and Minwax, on social media while working directly with agency partners and marketing them online.

Feel free to send updates to the alumni office or my email address. Don’t be afraid to call me or reach out on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Larry

Larry Napoli
440-773-4146
lnapoli1990@gmail.com

Spring 2016
In September, Johnathan Bolton, along with his business partner, Jacob Dombrowski, launched Artists & Investors, an online art gallery featuring the work of Michigan artists. Bolton, a Grosse Pointe Shores resident, plans to focus on the work of millennials while hoping to share artists’ stories with the public.

Andrew Martin moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, to begin a new job with the Research Triangle Institute. He’ll work as a financial analyst in the financial planning and analysis group.

In December, Jacqueline Frye was hired as an early childhood educator at Good Beginnings in Mentor, Ohio.

Brendan Gulick was named the new director of broadcasting for the Delmarva Shorebirds, the Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. He’ll broadcast all 140 games on the radio and help with front office communication.

13 cle seats_webIn February, Lauren Kluth launched CLEseats, a free website and mobile app that offers special deals and discounts to local Cleveland restaurants. Along with this endeavor, she also debuted a monthly podcast, the CLEfoodcast, which delves deeper into the local food scene.

Send updates to the alumni office or to my email address, and don’t be afraid to call me or reach out on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Larry

Larry Napoli
440-773-4146
lnapoli1990@gmail.com

Winter 2016
Laura Badders ’14G and Nicholas Bean ’12 became engaged in Cleveland on Oct. 24, 2015. They’re planning to wed on Sept. 17, 2016, in Mentor, Ohio. Laura is a senior audit assistant at Deloitte, and Nicholas is a senior mortgage banker at Quicken Loans.

Lauber and Kresic

Lauber and Kresic

Christine Lauber and Angela Kresic backpacked through Europe this past September with a few other friends. Christine and Angela, who have known each other since high school, spent more than two weeks traveling through London, Amsterdam, Munich, and Venice.

Jessica Weisburn and Brock Colaner became engaged on Oct. 4, 2014, in Chicago, after Brock surprised Jessica during a girl’s trip. They began dating on July 4, 2012, after meeting on a mutual friend’s boat in Canton, Ohio. The couple plans to wed in Massillon, Ohio, on June 4, 2016.

In December, Zach McGuire graduated from Northern Arizona University with a professional science master’s (PSM) in climate science and solutions, focusing on clean energy project development.

Sara Fuller was hired as a tenure-track assistant professor of English at Cuyahoga Community College.

Send updates to the alumni office or my email address. And don’t be afraid to call me or reach out to me on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Larry

Larry Napoli
440-773-4146
lnapoli1990@gmail.com

Fall 2015
After earning a bachelor’s degree in communication at John Carroll, Kevin McCall, who lives in Parma Heights, Ohio, began a new job May 4, 2015, at Medline Industries, working as an outside sales representative handling accounts for physicians’ offices on the West Side of Cleveland.

Lauren Rose ’15G and Tony Dibo ’14G became engaged on Sept. 3, 2015, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The couple feels so blessed at the outpouring of love and wishes from family and friends. Lauren is a clinical mental health counselor at Counseling For Wellness in Kent, Ohio, and Tony is a district manager for Aldi in Northeast Ohio. Details are still being worked out, but the couple plans to tie the knot in September 2016 in Cleveland.

Michael Baker and Nancy Abdelshahid met for the first time in the Schott Dining Hall in 2010, started dating in 2011, and were engaged on Jan. 10, 2014, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum. Michael, who received his degree in economics and began his MBA this fall, is a pricing analyst at American Greetings. Nancy, who received her degree in chemistry, is an analytical chemist at a water- testing company. They’re thankful for JCU, their rewarding careers, and the chance to have met each other. The couple is planning a wedding at Pier W overlooking the Cleveland skyline on Oct. 10, 2015.

In June, Matthew Hoyt started a new position at Esser Hayes Insurance Group in Naperville, Ill. After passing a state test to receive his selling license, Matthew works as a commercial insurance producer selling B2B insurance. The company sells insurance in all 50 states. He got the job through fellow JCU alum, Howard Weiss ’95, who’s the executive vice president of the company.

Kaylie Carnes and Luke Elias ’12 became engaged on May 9, 2015, in St. Louis. Kaylie and Luke, who met at John Carroll, began dating in 2010. They’re thankful for JCU for bringing them together and the support of their family and friends. The couple is planning a wedding in St. Louis in the fall of 2016.

Please send updates to the alumni office or to my email address – or don’t be afraid to call me or reach out on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Larry

Larry Napoli
440-773-4146
lnapoli1990@gmail.com
Summer 2015

Larry Napoli
440-773-4146
lnapoli13@jcu.edu

Spring 2015
Congratulations to Megan Hazel and David Yarnell, who became engaged in December. The couple plans to tie the knot in Columbus, Ohio, after a two-year engagement.

Katie Warner accepted a position at Catholic Community Connection in Cleveland, where she’ll serve as a communications associate. She spent the past year with Passionist Volunteers International (PVI) and spent time with the Diocese of Mandeville, Jamaica, as a volunteer and the diocese’s first communications director.

Madi Maruna and Shawn Sprafka became engaged Dec. 31, 2014, in Niagara Falls, Canada. Madi started as a marketing coordinator with Gabriel Partners in Cleveland. The couple hasn’t set a date for the ceremony yet but intend to marry during the fall in downtown Cleveland.

Gage Trott finished his first year of medical school at University of Toledo College of Medicine. He returned from a mission trip in Honduras, where he helped served more than 2,000 patients who don’t have access to health care.

Stephanie Vondra was accepted into The University of Akron master’s program in speech-language pathology. This program will provide her with excellent clinical training experiences linked to her academic coursework. She’ll help children and adults with communication disorders.

Send updates to the alumni office or my email address, and don’t be afraid to call or reach out on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. I look forward to hearing from you.

Larry

Larry Napoli
440-773-4146
lnapoli1990@gmail.com

Winter 2015
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.

Send updates to the alumni office or my email address. Call me, or reach out on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Larry

Larry Napoli
440-773-4146
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Fall 2014
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.

Please send updates to the alumni office or my email address. Also, don’t be afraid to call me or reach out on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. I look forward to hearing from our classmates as they serve as men and women for others

Larry

Larry Napoli
440-773-4146
lnapoli1990@gmail.com

Summer 2014

Larry Napoli
440-773-4146
lnapoli13@jcu.edu

Spring 2014
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.

Larry Napoli
440-773-4146
lnapoli1990@gmail.com

Winter 2014

Larry Napoli
440-773-4146
lnapoli1990@gmail.com
Fall 2013

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