Save the Dates! Carlow University Alumni Weekend is October 6-8, 2017.

For information on upcoming events, visit carlow.edu/alumni.



NEWS

50s

Ellie Wymard, PhD, ’58, professor emerita in English and former director of Carlow's Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing, had the essay "Balm and the Captured Castle: Dodie Smith, Marilynne Robinson, and the Literature of Faith" published in the March 13, 2017 Los Angeles Review of Books.

70s

Kathleen Bollen Gaberson ’70, owner and nursing education consultant for OWK Consulting in Pittsburgh, was honored with the 2016 Association
of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Award for Excellence. AORN's highest honor recognizes accomplishments in perioperative nursing practice, education, and research that reflect the goals of excellence in perioperative patient care.

Christine Aikens Wolfe ’70, ’99 was published twice in 2016 in Time of Singing. In the summer issue she won a third place award and an editor's choice. In the winter issue she won first place and an editor's choice. Wolfe will have two sonnets published in a collection, Love and Ensuing Madness.

Carole Policastro, DEd ’73 earned a DEd in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She also completed certifications in Elementary K-6, Early Childhood N-3, Reading Specialist K-12, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Superintendent.

Joan Broom Prentice, DMin ’73, founder and executive director, The Ephesus Project, is one of several Carlow alumni honored as a New Pittsburgh Courier Woman of Excellence, recognizing some of the region's most distinguished African American women who are making a positive and lasting impact.

Marianne McConnell, RN ’75 is one of 14 Carlow alumni to receive Pittsburgh Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing award honoring outstanding health care professionals from Western Pennsylvania.

Dorothy Davis, Esq. ’78 recently became the first woman to assume the role of chief executive officer at Eckert Seamans.

80s

Charma D. Dudley, PhD, FPPR ’80 was elected to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) national board of directors during the NAMI National Convention in Denver, Co., on July 8, 2016. She is associate director of behavioral health services for Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania and

 

Jacqueline Collavo, RN ’83, Judith Kaufmann, DNP ’84, and Margaret Quinn Rosenzweig, PhD ’81, are among 14 Carlow alumni to receive Pittsburgh Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing award honoring outstanding health care professionals from Western Pennsylvania.

90s

Loretta Filitske, DNP ’90, Dawndra Jones-Hornsby, RN, MSN ’94, and Mary Zellner Kish, CRNP ’92 are among 14 Carlow alumni to receive Pittsburgh Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing award honoring outstanding health care professionals from Western Pennsylvania.

Rebecca Baker ’95 has been selected as president-elect of the Society of Professional Journalists, the largest and most broad-based journalism advocacy group in the United States.

Mary H. Kieler ’95, ’16 earned a Master of Science degree in Fraud and Forensics from Carlow University in July 2016.

Sherry Konick Hoback ’96 has accepted the position of chief operations officer for Tampa Family Health Centers (TFHC) where she was previously chief clinical services officer. Hoback has been responsible for establishing, leading, and executing TFHC's overall health care vision and strategy.

00s 

Angela Balistrieri, RN, DNP ’01, Anthony Battaglia, Jr. ’00, Amber Egyud, RN, DNP ’07, and Shelley Neil Watters, DNP ’01 ’04 are among 14 Carlow to receive Pittsburgh Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing award honoring outstanding health care professionals from Western Pennsylvania.

Tara Marks, JD ’07 recently earned a JD from Ohio Northern University. She is a labor relations consultant with the Ohio Education Association in Boardman, Ohio. 

Misti McKeehen ’07 has been honored as one of The Incline’s “Who’s Next” community leaders and activists. As the director of PittServes at the University of Pittsburgh, McKeehen oversees a department focused on student volunteerism. She also helps with strategic planning for the Pitt Pantry, the student-run campus thrift store, the Student Office of Sustainability, Pitt Make a Difference Day, and International Alternative Break. She is the staff advisor to the National Society for Leadership and Success; Strong Women, Strong Girls, University of Pittsburgh Chapter; Alpha Phi Omega; and Trash. She is a member of the Clean Pittsburgh Commission, on the board of advisors for Collegiate YMCA, and on the millennial steering committee of United Way of Allegheny County.

Kristen Kirsch ’09 graduated from West Virginia University with a Master of Health Sciences in December 2016. She passed the exam for American Society of Clinical Pathology Board Certification for Pathologists' Assistants and accepted a position at UPMC Presbyterian as senior pathologists’ assistant.

10s
Erin E. Potter ’10, risk manager/ vice president at BNY Mellon, is one of several Carlow alumni honored as a New Pittsburgh Courier Woman of Excellence, recognizing some of the region's most distinguished African American women who are making a positive and lasting impact.

Jessica Fiori Huber, MSN, RN, CCRN ’10, Janice G. Nash, DNP ’12, and Joy Peters, DNP ’12, are among 14 Carlow alumni to receive Pittsburgh Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing award honoring outstanding health care professionals from Western Pennsylvania.

Sabrina Saunders Mosby ’11 is leaving her position as executive director of Strong Women, Strong Girls to serve as president and CEO of Pittsburgh's Coro Center for Civic Leadership.

Ashley M. Kappler Peterson ’13 has been a labor and delivery nurse at UPMC Horizon since December of 2013.

Carolyn Pierotti ’14 is director, founder, and owner of Purple Room Fine Art. Vice president of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, she writes for LOCALArts magazine and mentors in Carlow’s art department. She received a juror’s award at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and was featured in Boxheart Gallery's InterNational Exhibition 2016. In January 2017, she assumed leadership of Percolate Gallery in Wilkinsburg. Please visit her website at www.purplepierotti.com

Tamare P. Piersaint, PsyD, CRC, LPC ’16, is an adjunct faculty member at Carlow and owner of Serenity for Youth & Families, where she provides behavioral health therapy to children, youth, and families. She is one of several Carlow alumni honored as a New Pittsburgh Courier Woman of Excellence, recognizing some of the region's most distinguished African American women who are making a positive and lasting impact.

Katlyn Removchik ’16 is a graduate administrative assistant at Chatham University. Her photography will be displayed in a gallery on Chatham's campus.

 

BIRTHS

Regan Schreiber Katz ’02 celebrated the birth of her first son, Nathan Carter Katz, on July 14, 2016.

Denise Schreiber ’03 celebrated the birth of her first grandson, Nathan Carter Katz, on July 14, 2016.

Jamie Hess ’06 welcomed fraternal twin boys, Caleb and Colin, into the world on February 17, 2016.

Ashley M. Kappler Peterson ’13 and her husband Tim welcomed a baby boy, Jacob Alan, on June 3, 2016.

 

MARRIAGES

Linda L. Schaffer ’90 and Michael Lawson were married on October 15, 2016.

Tiffany Beck with ’02 and Devin Mathias were wed in a winter ceremony on December 20, 2016.

Tara Marks, JD ’07, married Richard Bales, Esq., a labor law professor at Ohio Northern University, on February 18, 2017.

Anna Marie H. Lander ’12 and Jake Alan Boring were married on September 3, 2016.

Chelsea M. Schreiner ’12 and Paul Balik were married in July 2016.

Ashley Madison Kappler ’13 and Tim Peterson were married on October 12, 2013.

Marina G. Rutherford, RN ’15 and David Trotta ’15, (currently in Carlow's Master of Science in Professional Counseling program) were wed on April 29, 2017.

 

IN MEMORIAM

30s

Margaret McGinley Conley ’36, December 6, 2016.

40s

Bernadette McGinley Plantes ’44, February 1, 2017.

Gloria Redic Miller ’48, February 14, 2017.

50s

Catherine Blank Haynes ’50, January 16, 2017.

Barbara A. Keane ’52, September 15, 2016.

Joan Dougherty McKeegan ’53, October 28, 2016.

Sister Joseph Marie Perez, RSM ’55, November 6, 2016.

Sister Genevieve Mary Jurick, OSF ’58, February 26, 2017.

Sister Virginia Kovalcik, RSM ’59, October 28, 2016.

Katherine Marie Reid ’59, December 15, 2016.

60s

Mary Jo Fitler ’60, January 13, 2017. 

Sister Henrietta Dedinsky, RSM ’62, December 22, 2016.

Barbara Wehrle Alexander ’63, September 24, 2016.

Sister Bernadette Bozak, OSF ’67, November 26, 2017.

Nancy Hanks Burnett ’68, January 3, 2017.

Consilia Tonti, SHS ’69, January 4, 2017.

70s

Donna Vivio, MSN, MPH ’76, November 6, 2016.

80s

Lorraine Motter Saline ’80, December 11, 2016.

Lucille Katic ’89, April 14, 2016.

90s

Lou Anne Kinney ’95, October 10, 2016.

Catherine McClellan Smith ’95, December 13, 2016.

Sister Maria Harden, CSJ ’96, September 22, 2016. 

00s

Candace D. Bullman Maharg ’02, December 17, 2016.

Carolyn Levish McNally ’03, April 18, 2016.

Julie Ann Thomson Rhine ’03, September 23, 2016.


FRIENDS

Henry Hillman, April 14, 2017. 

James A. Wilkinson, JD, trustee emeritus, April 15, 2017. 

 

SYMPATHY TO 

60s

Carladean DeNardo Kostelnik ’61, for the loss of her husband, Michael Kostelnik, MD, December 11, 2016.

Dorothy Nonic Gerhard ’63, for the loss of her husband, George Calvin Gerhard, August 12, 2016.

Patricia Campbell Bibro ’68, for the loss of her brother, William Joseph Campbell, November 27, 2016

Sister Bonnie Heh, RSM ’69, for the loss of her mother, Ida Heh, September 22, 2016.

Mary Shivy Bell ’72, for the loss of her aunt, Irene Shivy Smithbower, May 2, 2016.

70s

Kathleen Kajder Moyar ’77, for the loss of her mother, Amelia Kajder, June 19, 2016, and the loss of her husband, James B. Moyar, September 30, 2016.

Nancy Carr Jankowiak ’79, for the loss of her mother, Loretta Carr, December 16, 2016.

80s 

Susan Carr Ricketts ’81 and her husband Stanley Ricketts ’82, for the loss of Susan’s mother, Loretta Carr, December 16, 2016.

Suzanne Smithbower Hartner ’87, for the loss of her mother, Irene Shivy Smithbower, May 2, 2016.

Linda Fey Madden Brenholts ’88, for the loss of her mother, Rita Marie Ambrose Fey, February 9, 2017.

Mary Rooney Duffy '88, for the loss of her father, Dan Rooney, April 13, 2017.

90s 

Dawn Gayton ’93, for the loss of her mother, Elva Gayton, April 4, 2014.

Sara Bugay Krupa ’98, for the loss of her husband, John Krupa, May 29, 2016.