Darleen Pickering-HummertDarleen Pickering-Hummert ’67, Psychology, received the 2018 Artie Career Achievement Award.


Johanna Coleman ’70, Business Administration, was named to Buffalo Business First’s 2018 Power 125 Women list in recognition of her position as Town of Lancaster supervisor.

Anne (Salvagni) Spasiano ’70Anne (Salvagni) Spasiano ’70, French, retired after 33 years of service at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart.

Joyce Zongrone, ’70, English, was appointed by the mayor of League City, Texas, to the Helen Hall Library Board of Trustees.

David Merrihew ’78, Psychology, retired after 40 years of federal and state public service. He served the past 16 years as a classification and vocational counselor at the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Christine (Kloch) Smyczynski, ’79, Business Administration, has published a book, “Explorer’s Guide: Buffalo & Niagara Falls.”


Mary (Casilio) Powell ’83Mary (Casilio) Powell ’83, Business Administration, was named to Buffalo Business First’s 2018 Power 125 Women list in recognition of her position as president of The Casilio Group.


Candi (Donaldson) Thornton ’93, Graphic Design, is serving as marketing manager at MPR Restaurant Group in Amherst, N.Y.


Anibal Soler, Jr. ’00, Art Teacher Certification, is serving as associate superintendent of strategic alignment and innovation for Buffalo Public Schools.

Darcy Fargo ’02Darcy Fargo ’02, History and Government, is serving as director of communications for the Diocese of Ogdensburg in Ogdensburg, N.Y.

Wayne Brown ’03, History and Government, is serving as a social worker at The Chautauqua Center.

Ian Gattie, ’06, Art-Painting, is serving as director of marketing at Avalon.

Brenda Mangum ’07, ’12Brenda Mangum ’07, ’12, Nursing and Nursing Executive Leadership, received an award at the “Women Touching the World” event.

Justin Johnston ’08, History and Government, has been promoted to assistant vice president for college advancement at SUNY Geneseo.

Alexander Brunner ’09, Art-Visual Arts Education, has been promoted to IA principal at the Brooklyn Brownstone School.


Lance Perry, ’10, Business Administration/ Human Resource Management, has been promoted to team leader, onboarding manager, at Fidelity Investments.

Kyla Kegler ’11, Applied Design, had a solo exhibition, “Feel Me: How to Dwell in Daily Sensation,” at the BOX Gallery in Buffalo.

Marc Lambert ’11, Business Administration/ Marketing, has been promoted to business intelligence analyst at Scholastic Corporation.

Carly McNeil ’11, Natural Science, serving as healthcare lead consultant at the University of Connecticut.

Kimberley Bosch ’12, ’13, Childhood/Special Education, is serving as a teacher at the Cantalician Center for Learning.

Anne Brady ’12, English, gave a TED talk for TEDxBuffalo on her personal experience with blindness.

Nicholas Kaczmarek ’13, Graphic Design, is serving as a graphic designer and brand developer at Pointman LLC in Buffalo.

Jill Spytman ’13 English, is serving as a legal assistant at Verner Brumley Mueller Parker PC in Texas.

Alyssa (Hanlon) Whitfield ’13, ’16, Doctor of Physical Therapy, is serving as a physical thera- pist at ECMC Pediatric Education and Diagnostic Services.

Jeremy Besch ’15Jeremy Besch ’15, Executive Leadership and Change in Higher Education, has been named head of school at The Park School of Buffalo.

Meghan Kloss ’15, Psychology, earned a master’s degree in clinical psychotherapy from Canisius College.

Colleen McCarthy, ’15, Professional Accountancy, has been promoted to senior analyst at Brisbane Consulting Group, LLC in Buffalo.

Elise Stalker ’15, Psychology, is school psychologist at Marcus Witman Central Schools in Rushville, N.Y.

Gabriella Haycock ’16, ’18, Doctor of Physical Therapy, is a physical therapist at Carthage Area Hospital in Carthage, N.Y.

Stephanie Parwulski ’16, English, authored “Beatrice and the Sunflower Gift,” which has been published by Brandylane Publishers/Belle Isle Books.

Sarah (Zakrewski) Warren ’16, Physician Assistant Studies, was nationally recognized for earning a Certificate of Added Qualifications from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Alex Krull ’17, Animation, is working on an independent film, “Dystopia,” which he expects to release by the end of 2018.

Maria Lafornara ’17, ’18, Physician Assistant Studies, is serving as a physician assistant at OB-GYN Associates of Western New York.

Adam Siedlecki ’17, Business Administration/ Sports Management, is serving as an account manager at ACV Auctions.

Jared Denis ’18, Business Administration/ Sports Management, is serving as a support specialist I/II at Ingram Micro.

Randy Oviasogie ’18, Graphic Design and Jason Murawski, Jr. ’18, Graphic Design, were designers for a children’s book, “The Place,” that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Kenan Center in Lockport, N.Y.



Kelsey Zahno ’16, ’18, Doctor of Physical Therapy, got engaged in June 2018.


Amanda (Holman) Kuhn ’08, ’10, Doctor of Physical Therapy, married Alex Kuhn on March 3, 2018.


Lauren (Chetney) Grawe ’08, ’10Lauren (Chetney) Grawe ’08, ’10, Doctor of Physical Therapy, married Zachary Grawe on June 16, 2018, in Buffalo.

Adam Wysocki ’12, ’13, Health Care Studies and Athletic Training and Jordyn Wysocki, ’15, Business Administration/ Sports ManagementAdam Wysocki ’12, ’13, Health Care Studies and Athletic Training and Jordyn Wysocki, ’15, Business Administration/ Sports Management, were married on March 9, 2018.

April (Furman) Fisher ’13, Business AdministrationApril (Furman) Fisher ’13, Business Administration, who married Ryan Fisher on June 9, 2018 in Buffalo, is serving as a business development specialist at The Parker Group in Tampa, Fla.

Brittany (Jensen) Czworka ’14, Health Care Studies, and Joseph Czworka married on May 4, 2018, in Penn Yan, N.Y.

Hayley (Brown) Montgomery ’15, Business Administration, married Daniel Montgomery on June 30, 2018, in Canandaigua, N.Y.



Katie (Martin) Miller ’04 ’06, Childhood Education/Special Education, and her husband, Kevin, welcomed their second child, Charlotte Josephine, on May 10, 2017.

Lauren (Metzger) Jaeger ’05, ’12Lauren (Metzger) Jaeger ’05, ’12, Psychology and Executive Leadership and Change, and her husband, Michael, welcomed their first child, Brooks Michael, on March 25, 2018.

Michele (Lalayanis) Kulpit, ’05, Childhood/Special EducationMichele (Lalayanis) Kulpit, ’05, Childhood/Special Education, and her husband, Matt, welcomed their first child, Jack Robert, on June 30, 2017.

Sara (Schupp) Rivers ’06Sara (Schupp) Rivers ’06, Elementary and Special Education, and her husband, Adam, welcomed a daughter, Brielle Elizabeth, on July 10, 2018. She joins big brother, Brayden.

Madison Machelski ’07Madison Machelski ’07, Graphic Design, and her fiancé, Kyle, welcomed Lochlan Shedden Robson on July 4, 2018.

David Sousa ’07David Sousa ’07, Natural Science and Dawn (Gibson) Sousa ’07, Graphic Design, welcomed their son, Ezra, on May 29, 2018.

Amy Stewart Terpening ’08Amy Stewart Terpening ’08, Childhood/Special Education, welcomed Loren Robert Terpening on March 4, 2018.


Jennifer (Wargin) Everett ’10Jennifer (Wargin) Everett ’10, Visual Arts Education, and her husband, Michael, welcomed a daughter, Grace Anne, on July 7, 2018.

Jessica (Raimondo) Friol ’10, ’13, Business Administration, Executive Leadership and Change, and her husband, Pete, welcomed a daughter, Olive Rita, on June 7, 2018.

Jason Hartman ’11Jason Hartman ’11, Psychology, and Abby (Cryan) Hartman ’12, Biochemistry, welcomed a son, Kleyn Thomas, on Jan. 23, 2018.

Ryan Mulhern ’11, Health Care Studies and Alyssa (Shone) Mulhern ’12, Natural Science, welcomed a daughter on June 10, 2018.

Craig Young ’13, ’15Craig Young ’13, ’15, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Janelle (Swejbka) Young ’15, Physician Assistant Studies, welcomed a daughter, Lauren Mae, on Aug. 2, 2018.

In Memoriam


Gertrude (Swannie) Wettlaufer ’53Gertrude (Swannie) Wettlaufer ’53, Biology, passed away on Feb. 11, 2018. She was co-founder of the FISH initiative in the late 1960s.

Sue (Price) Jabin ’56Sue (Price) Jabin ’56, Art, passed away on May 31, 2018. She taught art in Buffalo and Detroit Public schools and devoted herself to civic life and advancement of the arts. Jabin also founded The Gardening Angel, a true expression of her spirit.

Pamela (Neville) JonesPamela (Neville) Jones ’57, Art, passed away on Aug. 13, 2018. She taught deaf children and worked with nursing home residents. Her creativity and generosity were endless, and she was devoted to her artwork.

Johanne (Gaye) Messore ’58, Biology, passed away on April 11, 2018.


Kathleen Coffey ’61, Natural Science/ Chemistry, passed away on Feb. 3, 2018. She worked as a chambermaid for the Hampshire House in New York City and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

Barbara (Baumgartner) Domin ’61Barbara (Baumgartner) Domin ’61, Natural Science/Chemistry, passed away on May 26, 2018. Retired from Bayer Pharmaceuticals, she was a scientist and specialized in researching new drugs for cancer and other major diseases.

Eleanor (Bennett) Brayer ’64, Social Studies, passed away on May 15, 2018. In the early 1970s, she joined the Erie County Department of Social Services, spending the majority of her career in the Medicaid Fraud Department. She was active in Erie County and Amherst Republican politics, and followed her passion for golf at the Country Club of Buffalo.

Clara Schreiner, Ph.D. ’64Clara Schreiner, Ph.D. ’64, Biology, passed away on Aug. 15, 2018. A biochemist, she earned a doctorate in biochemistry from North Carolina State University and retired as quality operations manager at Talecris Biotherapeutics. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed gardening, nature, the outdoors, researching family genealogy, and woodworking.

Jeannette (Kacalski) Beiger, ’65, Medical Technology, passed away on April 24, 2018.

Terry (Schleer) Wilson ’67Terry (Schleer) Wilson 67, Sociology, died peacefully on July 13, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer.


Theresa D’Angelo ’79Theresa D’Angelo ’79, passed away on March 10, 2018. She was an entrepreneur who founded Complete Auto Network and Complete Personnel Solutions. Also a human  relations consultant, she was on the board at the New York Staffing Association, and was a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and the Women’s Presidents Organization. She enjoyed cooking, entertaining, and traveling and was a patron of the arts


Phillip Schultz ’81Phillip Schultz ’81, Spanish, passed away on March 7, 2018. He had a deep interest in linguistics and spoke five languages fluently. Schultz worked for 20 years as a senior social welfare examiner at Erie County Social Services, and also worked in refugee resettlement at Catholic Charities.


Carol (Mclaughlin) Chubb ’97, Nursing, passed away on June 22, 2018. During her career, she worked in Jamestown, N.Y., and Baton Rouge, La. She retired from Ochsner Clinic as a certified clinical research coordinator and then moved to Columbus, Ohio to be with family.

Jeffrey Rhode ’97, Physical Therapy, passed away on March 22, 2018. He worked for Select Rehabilitation as a physical therapist at Wesley Health Care Center. He will be sadly missed by his family, pets, and many wonderful friends, co-workers, and his wife, Lisa.


Shawn Ross ’06Shawn Ross ’06, Physician Assistant Studies, passed away on July 26, 2018. He worked at Urgent Care Now in Webster, N.Y., and was a kind-hearted, loving person who truly lived life to its fullest. Ross touched the lives of everyone who knew him, and he loved his family and was grateful for everything God gave him.

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