General Announcements

Robert Macre ’62, is an ADA Compliance Auditor for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY region.

Elizabeth Marki Wisz ’63, Biology, has published a series of novels: Her Father’s Eyes, A Perfect Marriage, and Sealed With a Kiss. They are available on Amazon.

Alan Turner ’93, Business Administration and Marketing; Daemen Trustee, was promoted to President and CEO for Sioux Empire United Way in Sioux Falls, SD.

Randall Kushner ’01, Natural Science, was promoted to designer/project manager at Kushner’s Garden and Patio in Youngstown, OH.

Erin Goodfellow ’05, Natural Science, was elected Mayor of the Village Of Tully, NY.

Kathryn (Belliotti) Hammer ’06, Art-Painting, was named Director of Alumni and Community Engagement for D’Youville University.

Kristin Daka ’07, History and Government, was promoted to an Assistant Business Performance Manager AVP at HSBC Bank USA.

Danielle Woodman Kehoe ’07, Executive Leadership & Change, was appointed as Executive Director of the MetroWest Free Medical Program in Sudbury, MA.

Randi (Cattoi) Deuro ’08, Natural Sciences, was promoted to Analytical Operations Leader for Dow at their Oyster Creek, TX site.

Anne Brady ’12, English, released her record Shine by Annie Brady. It is available on streaming platforms.

Megan Altman-Cosgrove ’13, ’16, Art Education, Executive Leadership & Change, was promoted to Title IX Coordinator at Niagara University. She received a “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion Award” from the Office of Multicultural Affairs in May 2021.

Cameron Garrity ’13, Graphic Design, was recently promoted to Senior Graphic Designer in
the Marketing & Communications Division at Daemen University.

Nicholas Kaczmarek ’13, Graphic Design, was recently promoted to Senior Designer at John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Kaleida Health. In his role he is now serving as the creative lead for The Foundations of Kaleida Health.

Tim Martin ’13, Graphic Design, was promoted to art director at FIFTEEN, in Buffalo, NY.

Sarah Rodman ’13, Political Science, was named a partner at Feldman Kieffer LLP and leader of its intellectual property practice group. Sarah concentrates her practice on medical malpractice, employment law, and intellectual property.

Nicole DeLiberis ’14, Adolescence Education-Spanish, was promoted to Director of Campus Life Residential Communities at Millikin University and celebrated 5 years of service at the institution in 2021.

Kimberly (Hebrink) McQueary ’15, Nursing, graduated with a Doctor of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner from the University at Buffalo.

Isabella (Conidi) Newman ’18, Accounting, was promoted to Senior Accountant at Lumsden McCormick, in Buffalo, NY.

Miguel Oriz-Teed ’18, joined CPL as an Architectural Designer. His primary responsibilities will include the creation and maintenance of AutoCAD and Revit models as well as the preparation of drawings for multiple design phases.

Emily Kreutter ’20, Art-Visual Arts Education, was promoted to an Art Teacher at Oak Orchard Elementary School in Medina, NY.

Geoff Roberts ’20, Animation, received a bronze award in the student category at the 2021 Telly Awards for his film Eye of the Terrier.

Emily Bush ’21, Amber Custodi ’21, Sydney McDonough ’21, and Aleksandr Trokhimuk ’21, Physical Therapy, placed first at the 2021 APTA Knowledge Bowl on June 30th. Only 12 schools in the country participated in this event out of 259 PT programs.

Taylor Chaney ’21, Leadership and Innovation, was promoted to Director of Annual Giving at D’Youville University.

James M. Kenney ’21, Nursing, was promoted to Clinician – Operating Room at UPMC Chautauqua.

Katherine Leising ’21, Animation, will be featured in this year’s salon for the Association of Medical Illustrators for her film, Circulation, an educational video about how the heart and lungs work together. Leising is pursuing her Master’s degree in Medical Illustration at RIT.

Susan A. Miller ’21, Nursing, works at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Diann Walters ’21, Business Administration – Marketing SP, was promoted banquet coordinator at the Rochester Yacht Club.


Dana Jeffrey ’19, ’21, Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, M.S., recently became engaged to Kyle Edmunds. She is working as a hospitalist and an intensivist at Brooks Memorial Hospital, in Dunkirk, NY.


Casey (Kelly) Pérez ’08, Graphic Design, married Rafael Pérez on June 5, 2021.

Stephanie (Parwulski) Norman ’16, English, married Francis Norman on September 18, 2021.

Samantha (Wendling) O’Connor ’18, ’19, Natural Science, Physician Assistant Studies, was married on August 08, 2020. She was promoted to a Hospitalist Physician Assistant at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY.


Lauren (Metzger) Jaeger ’05, ’01, Psychology, Executive Leadership & Change, and her husband, Michael, welcomed their baby, Leo Martin on August 2, 2021.

Lauren (Chetney) Grawe ’08, ’10, Physical Therapy, and her husband, Zachary Grawe, welcomed their baby, Aidan James on September 21, 2021.

Megan Herr ’09, Natural Science Individualized Studies, and Mike Feldman ’11, History and Government, welcomed their son, Joseph Robert, on June 21, 2021.

Anne Marie (Arendt) Holly ’09, Physician Assistant Studies, and her husband, Tom, welcomed their daughter, Madalyn, on August 6, 2021.

Brittany (Jensen) Czworka ’14, Health Care Studies, and her husband, Joseph, welcomed their baby, Olivia Fay, on October 10, 2021.

Nicole (D’Agostino) Kij ’15, Psychology, and her husband, Andrew, welcomed their baby, Clark Joseph, on November 16, 2021.

Janelle (Szwejbka) Young ’15, Physician Assistant, and her husband, Craig Young ’13, ’15, Natural Science, Physical Therapy, welcomed their child, Owen Matthew, on August 25, 2021.

Melanie Vazquez ’19, Paralegal Studies Sustainability Global & Local, welcomed her baby, Olivia Rose, on August 2, 2021.

In Memoriam

Mary Ann (Kelly) Richardson, in the late 1950’s, passed away on September 14, 2021.

Joan (Braven) Coughlin ’52, English, passed away on October 31, 2021.

Mary (Stager) Wilson ’53, Art, passed away on July 31, 2020.

Eileen (Stager) Somers ’55, English, passed away on July 27, 2020.

Lucille Battaglia ’59, passed away September 25, 2021.

Clare (Wild) Crowley ’59, Elementary Education, passed away on March 7, 2021.

Diana Rochford ’61, Dinny, English, passed away on November 26, 2021.

Judy (Jenkins) Kilroy ’61, Mathematics, passed away on August 7, 2021.

Martha (Shalala) Brydges ’62, Elementary Education Social Studies AS, passed away on November 22, 2021.

Marilyn (Gorman) Brunner ’62, Music, passed away on May 22, 2021.

Jacqulene (Moore) Hennas ’62, Medical Technology, passed away on November 23, 2021.

Marian Kasperzak ’62, Social Studies, passed away on April 25, 2022.

Virginia (Ward) “Ginger” McNamara ’62, Art, passed away on January 9, 2021.

Virginia (Owczrczak) Stanton ’63, English, passed away on December 1, 2021.

Beatrice (Cocuzzi) Wolford ’64, Biology, passed away on August 13, 2021.

Marianne V (Krieger) Margrave ’66, passed away on July 28, 2020.

Immaculata Iannello ’69, Medical Technology, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021.

Marilyn (Wawryniak) Switzer ’69, Biology, passed away on April 27, 2021.

Susan Tuttle ’69, Theatre Arts, passed away on June 8, 2021.

Nancy (Gandino) Toscanao ’70, History and Government, passed away on January 28, 2021.

Mary Anne (Balbicki) Metz ’70, History & Government, passed away on September 27, 2021.

Kathleen (Weldon) Jones ’71, Elementary Education, passed away on March 18, 2020.

Mary (Jacobi) Knapp ’72, Theatre Arts, passed away on June 20, 2021.

Pia (Jane) (Ellis) Kovacsi ’72, Elementary Education, passed away on June 27, 2021.

Marta Sloane ’74, Theatre Arts, passed away on October 26, 2021.

Elaine M. Batterby ’74, French, passed away on May 11, 2021.

Renee (Barbieri) Piazza ’78, Sociology, passed away on January 2, 2019.

Kathleen Camden ’79, Elementary Education, passed away on May 28, 2021.

Judith (Chapman) Wolcott ’83, Nursing, passed away on February 1, 2020.

Thomas Cervola ’97, Art Teacher Certificate, passed away on September 28, 2021.

Carol S. Pierce, PhD, former Daemen College faculty member, passed away on November 1, 2021.

Patricia (Lace) Cassell ’65, Mathematics, passed away on November 18, 2021.

Michael D. Voleski, attending Daemen College from 1978-1980, passed away on December 25, 2021.