General Announcements

Pamela Jacobs Vogt ’62, English, was recently elected for a one-year term on the Advisory Council for Artpark & Company.

Jean Condren Lichtenthal ’64, Art, has written and illustrated several children’s books: Brigid the Little Lost Filly, The Happy Horse Show, The Land of Horse Laughs, and David + Patches the Therapy Horse.

Patrick O’Sullivan, Esq ’85, Biology, was recently sworn in as a New York State Supreme Court Justice for the Sixth Judicial District.

Stephen Licata ’92, Physical Therapy, was promoted to Director of Home Care Services at North Shore Home Care, Staten Island Branch.

Jeannette Douglas ’95, Business Administration, completed her Masters in Social Work at Fordham University and is now a Licensed Social Worker.

Michelle Schmalheiser ’96, History and Government, was promoted to Director of Community at Stage 32. She is also the Creative Director at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse.

Pamela (Klein) Bartlo ’97, Physical Therapy, was promoted to Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Daemen University.

Lynn (Orsi) Cunningham ’02, Education-Special and Elementary, was promoted to Assistant Principal of Mutual Elementary School.

Sarah M. Hopkins ’05, Accounting, has been named President of the Buffalo Chapter of the NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Steven Beers ’06, Business Administration-Human Resource Management, was recently promoted to Lieutenant with the City of New York Fire Department.

Scott Emser ’07, ’14, Business Administration, International Business, was named the Territory Manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Ryan Burke ’09, Health Care Studies, has been recognized and welcomed into the Future Famers Class of 2022 by the Bellwether League Foundation’s Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership.

McKenzie Higgins ’09, Political Science, was promoted to Vehicle Finance Collections Attorney in the Office of General Counsel at Ford Credit.

David Johnson ’10, ’16, Individualized Studies, Executive Leadership & Change, was recently promoted to Senior Director of College Prep at Buffalo Prep.

Janette Evans ’11, Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP, M.S., was promoted to Clinical Director at Bridgeview at Neighborhood Health Center of WNY.

Shelby (Knoeller) Croft ’13, Health Care Studies and Athletic Training, was promoted to Assistant Athletic Trainer and Head Football Athletic Trainer at SUNY Morrisville.

Cameron Garrity ’13, Graphic Design, and his team, 38 Gigabytes, received twelve festival award nominations for their film Munchie’s Fresh Start in Buffalo’s 48 Hour Film Project competition.

Kathryn (Grasso) Cangianiello ’14, Physician Assistant Studies, was promoted to

Clinical Director at Riverway at Neighborhood Health Center of WNY.

Pablo Hurtado ’15, Liberal Studies, was recognized on Buffalo Business First’s 40 under

40 list for 2022. He is the Director for Community and Government Engagement at Mobile Counseling of NY.

Daniel Gertis ’16, English, Communications/Public Relations, was promoted to Associate Account Director at Movement Strategy in New York, NY.

Stephanie (Parwulski) Norman ’16, English, wrote Noble, which was published by Brandylane Publishers/Belle Isle Books in September 2022.

Alexis (Weaver) Niedermaier ’17, Nursing, was promoted to Family Nurse Practitioner at Jones Memorial Hospital.

Nicholas Paveljack ’17, Political Science, was recently promoted to Microcomputer Support Technician at Cleveland Hill Union Free School District.

Frank Argento ’17, ’19, Physical Therapy, was recently promoted to Physical Therapist at Buffalo Rehab Group.

Nicole Scherer ’17, ’19, Physical Therapy, was recently promoted to Physical Therapist at Modern Physical Therapy.

Shelby Janczyk ’18, Graphic Design, recently accepted a position as Graphic Designer in the Mar/Com Division at Daemen University.

Madalyn Bufalino ’20, ’22, Physical Therapy, was recently promoted to Physical Therapist at Buffalo Rehab Group.

Jarred Lee ’21, Animation, was awarded the Bronze Telly Award for his animated short film Dinolords.

Samantha Pusatier ’21, Nursing, was promoted to neonatal nurse at Oishei Children’s Hospital.

Gary Brodhead ’22, Political Science, completed his first solo flight as a private pilot. He is attending Spartan College’s Aviation Program in Tusla, OK to complete his Commercial Pilot license.


Mark Sieg ’81, Business Administration, was engaged on August 2, 2022 to Jean Piwnica.

Chelsea Andorka ’13, Business Administration, was engaged on July 18, 2022.

Samantha Maiarana ’14, ’19, Business Administration – HR Specialization, Leadership & Innovation, was engaged on March 21, 2021 and will get married on October 7, 2023.

Jordan Sieracki ’15, History and Political Science, was engaged on June 12, 2022 to Jeremias Soto and will get married on March 31, 2023.


Holly Abbott ’06, ’08, Physical Therapy, married Peir Morrison on July 16, 2022.

Amanda (Zanghi) Fusci ’13, Psychology, married Jen Fusci on July 30, 2022.

Chelsey Milleville Lindauer ’16, ’17, Physician Assistant Studies, married Alex Lindauer on October 14, 2022.

Christopher Ponichtera ’16, ’18, Physical Therapy, married Molly Leising on September 24, 2022.

Caitlin (Schwinge) Schrembs ’16, Art, married Justin Schrembs on October 22, 2022.

Symantha Searles ’17, Psychology, married Alex Johnson on October 15, 2022.

Ellory Roberts DPT, ’18, ’20, Physical Therapy, married Ethan Harpst ’18, Psychology, on May 28, 2022.

Nancy (Tolsma) Shortz ’18, Art, married Aaron Shortz on June 25, 2022.

Kelsey (Regetz) Thompson ’18, Physical Therapy, married Jordan Thompson ’16, ’18, Physical Therapy, on July 30, 2022.

Stephanie (Tranquilli) LaPiana ’20, ’21, Physician Assistant Studies, married Joey LaPiana on September 24, 2022.


Sean Burfeind ’12, ’13, Health Care Studies-Athletic Training, and his wife, Victoria, welcomed their baby, Colsen Hayes, on May 4, 2022.

Helen (Lawrence) Sisco ’12, ’14, Physical Therapy, and her husband, Earl, welcomed their baby, Harland, on January 30, 2022.

Samantha (Marcellin) Moschell ’15 Liberal Studies, and her husband, Kevin, welcomed their baby, Ryan Paul, on May 19, 2022.

Tatum (Poell) Nichols ’16, Physical Therapy, and her husband, Austin, welcomed their baby, Rhett, on July 25, 2022.

In Memoriam

Evelyn O’Connor ’52, Sociology, passed away March 25, 2022.

DeChantal Ann Mayer Magrino ’53, Mathematics, passed away on January 16, 2022.

Patricia Curran Bark ’54, Spanish, passed away on August 26, 2022.

Joanne (Uebelhoer) Mueller ’60, Mathematics, passed away on August 15, 2022.

Marie L. (D’Angelo) Weiler ’60, Sociology, passed away on October 22, 2022.

Jeanne (Senecal) Farnan ’62, History and Government, passed away on April 18, 2022.

Marian Kasprzak ’62, English, passed away on April 25, 2022.

Marita O’Brien ’63, Elementary Education, passed away on August 21, 2022.

Christine Diensberg, OSF ’64, Mathematics, passed away on March 2, 2022.

Bernadette C. Wingerter ’65, Elementary Education, passed away on September 26, 2022.

Pasqua “Pat” Nardella, ’66, Natural Science (Chemistry), passed away on October 14, 2022.

M. Janice Nelson ’66, Elementary Education, passed away on January 1, 2022.

Colleen Joseph ’69, History and Government, passed away on March 30, 2022.

Lorraine N. Stanis Zeitler ’70, Elementary Education, passed away on February 17, 2022.

Rose Marie Chiarizia- Hojnacki ’72, Medical Records Administration, passed away on September 20, 2022.

Gianfranca Daddi ’72, Elementary Education, passed away on June 18, 2022.

Loraine Dunker ’74, Elementary Education, passed away on April 24, 2022.

Stephen Daniels ’76, Sociology, passed away on July 17, 2022.

Cynthia Yurkewicz ’77, Medical Records Administration, passed away on August 7, 2022.

Randy Gerlach ’78, Sociology, passed away on September 10, 2022.

Alexander P. Pepke, II ’92, Physical Therapy, passed away on September 17, 2022.

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