F. DeSales Kellick, ’56, Art, has authored the book “Use Your Power: Recent Words from Jesus Christ.”

Dea McAuliffe, ’58, English, is a contributor to the book “Use Your Power: Recent Words from Jesus Christ.”


Carlton Lampkins, Ed.D., ’80, Biology, has retired after 36 years in education. He most recently served as deputy superintendent of the Colonial School District in New Castle, Del., where he worked for more than 16 years. His future plans include becoming a “voice actor” and writing a book about his experiences as a minority educator.

Sheryl Knab, ’82, English, has been awarded the Ray Murray Award by the New York State Library Assistants’ Association in honor of her contributions to the recognition and professional growth of library assistants.

Dr. Adair Johnson- White, ’86, Psychology, received the honor of Visionary at the sixth annual Women in the Spotlight Going Global Empowerment Brunch.


Peter Brodie, ’92, Administrative Study, is EMS data coordinator at Health Research Inc., where he is part of the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Services.

Jill Wynn, ’92, History and Government, is serving on the 2016–17 Allendale Columbia School Board of Trustees in Rochester, N.Y.

Marc Walker, ’95, Nursing Home Administration, is administrator of Schenectady County’s Glendale Home in Glenville, N.Y.

William Predmore, a professor at Daemen College for more than 40 years, and his son, Daniel Predmore, ’96, Art-Painting, collaborated on a 54-page coloring book about Buffalo. Daniel worked on the drawings, and his father wrote the historical information about the landmarks.

Alisha (Owen) Tenbus, ’99, Physical Therapy, received a doctor of physical therapy from Utica College. In addition to working part-time as an early intervention practitioner in the Horseheads School District in Horseheads, N.Y., she is an evaluator for Children’s Therapy Network, has a private practice as a preschool physical therapist, and works with Chemung County.


Kristen (Arent) Klyczek, ’00, Physical Therapy, has opened a pediatric physical therapy practice specializing in sensory processing and focusing on meeting the unmet sensory and motor needs of children in the Rochester and Finger Lakes areas.

Eder Joseph, ’01, Special Education and Elementary Education, is the high school principal in the Pemberton School District in New Jersey.

Geoffrey Abraskin, ’02, ’05, Natural Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy, is vice president of operations at Amedisys Health and Hospice in Maryland.

Karen Moronski-Chapman, ’03, Mathematics, is president of the Assessment Network of New York.

Diana (Brusseau) Andolina, ’04, Health Care Studies, is an RN at Duke University Hospital Emergency Department, and is pursuing a degree in the pediatric nurse practitioner-primary care program at Duke.

Tina (Chruscicki) Cencora, ’05, Art, is an executive assistant at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, N.Y.

Kristen (Polakiewicz) Meier, ’05, Elementary and Special Education, is principal at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga N.Y.

Katherine (Parks) Oehmler, ’05, Visual Arts Education, is an independent contractor of exhibits and art at the Buffalo Museum of Science.

Michael Patane, ’05, Health Science and Physician Assistant Studies, in collaboration with other medical professionals, had an article published in the Journal of Surgical Oncology on robot-assisted laparoscopic gastrectomy. He is PA coordinator for Minimal Access and Robotic Surgery/Head and Neck Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Damon Carpenter, ’06, Business Administration, is a people resource manager at ABVI-Goodwill.

Stephanie Foreman, ’06, Political Science, celebrated her six year anniversary as a financial advisor at Prudential and was named Advisor of the Month. Buffalo’s mayor also proclaimed July 23, 2016 as Stephanie Foreman Day in her honor.

Tamera Siefert, ’06, Business Administration, has received her third Employee of the Year award from LocalEdge.

Samantha (Gabel) Stafford, ’06, Natural Sciences, is assistant director of leadership programs at Ithaca College.

Samuel Wright, ’06, History and Government, is a team leader for the FDA Central Department.

Danielle (Woodman) Kehoe, ’07, Executive Leadership and Change, a resident of Harvard, Mass., is director of sponsored programs at the Center for Research and Training at the Learning Center for the Deaf in Farmington.

Philip McAndrew, ’07, Illustration and Drawing, illustrated the book “Monster Science.”

Tamblyn (Gawley) Griffiths, ’09, Art, is employed at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston.


Chadwick Hopson, ’10, Business Administration, starred in the film “The Last Decent.”

Danielle (Corbett) Johnston, ’10, Health Science and Physician Assistant Studies, is president of the Western New York Physician Assistant Association.

Lance Perry, ’10, Business Administration, is a guidance support specialist at Fidelity Investments.

Barbara Piotrowski, ’10, Executive Leadership and Change, has been promoted to director of health care service operations at Independent Health.

Jessica Raimondo, ’10, ’13, Business and Executive Leadership and Change, is a digital ad sales planner at Synacor in Buffalo.

Melanie Hicks, ’11, ’14, Global Business- Accounting, received a partial Newton D. Becker Scholarship to participate in a CPA review program.

Tyler Threehouse, ’11, Political Science, is employed at Reisner Law Group, PLLC, in Olean, N.Y.

Michael Wild, ’11, ’12, Health Care Studies and Athletic Training, is an instructor and athletic trainer at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn.

Miranda (Roth) Kirchmeyer, ’12, Graphic Design, is owner of Norbeg’s Art and Frame Shop in East Aurora, N.Y.

Mujeeb Oridami, ’12, Accounting, is a senior fund accountant at BNY Mellon.

Jeremy Banas, ’13, Graphic Design, is an art director at the digital marketing agency 15 Fingers.

April Furman, ’13, Business Administration, is a registered client service associate at UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Anna Jaremko, ’13, Health Care Studies, is employed at Independent Health.

Timothy Martin, ’13, Graphic Design, is a graphic designer at the digital marketing agency 15 Fingers.

Melissa (Muth) Richardson, ’13, Biochemistry, produced a podcast for the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology.

Fatoumata Gassama, ’14, Health Care Studies, celebrated her one-year anniversary as site supervisor at Professional Physical Therapy.

Sarah Lang, ’14, ’16, Natural Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy, is employed at Lattimore Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation.

Katherine (Zippier) Murphy, ’14, Nursing, is corporate nurse educator at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, where she teaches nurses at Kenmore Mercy and Catholic Health’s Regional Training Center.

Tracey Pamphile, ’14, Health Care Studies, is a campus recruitment associate at BMO Capital Markets.

Tatum Poell, ’14, ’16, Natural Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy, is an outpatient physical therapist at the Via Christi Health Center.

Sarah Zammiello, ’14, Social Work, is hospital coordinator at The Living Room.

Alumnae Family Attend 50+ Reunion
Rosary Hill College graduates pictured enjoying the 50+ Reunion Mass and Brunch held last fall are siblings and cousins: (L-R) Joan Attea Deinhart, ’56, Theckla Bittar Mullen, ’54, Cecilia Attea Rossey, ’66, Theresa Attea Utz, ’56, Rosemary Attea Saffire, ’54, and Dolores Attea Sapienza, ’53.

Gerald Beverly, ’15, Business Administration- Sports Management, scored 10 points, had nine rebounds and two blocks in his first NBA D-league game.

Kevin Smeader, ’15, Professional Accountancy, has been named a senior accountant in the tax department at Lumsden McCormick in Buffalo.

Angela Vacanti, ’15, Professional Accountancy, has been named a senior accountant in the tax department at Lumsden McCormick in Buffalo.

Kelsey Snyder, ’15, ’16, Biology and Cytotechnology, has been awarded an American Society of Cytopathology Foundation Travel Scholarship for the 2017 annual scientific meeting in Phoenix.

Ellen Banks, ’16, Social Work, is a residence counselor at the Beacon of Hope House in Bronx, N.Y.

Jaime Schmidt, ’16, Art-Painting, created “Breathing Space,” a “womblike” space comprised of 300 feet of fabric erected in the Buffalo Grain Silo. It is designed to give visitors the opportunity to relax, breathe and meditate.



Alicia (Sharp) Brumsted, ’11, Childhood and Special Education, married Daniel Brumsted on Sept. 10, 2016.



Daniel Curtis, ’01, Physical Therapy, and his wife, Laura, welcomed a son, Chase Daniel, on Jan. 10, 2016.

Brian ’02, Visual Arts Education, and Kathryn Hammer, ’06, Art-Painting, welcomed a daughter, Audrey Mae, on April 2, 2017.

Randi Sears, ’03, Elementary/Special Education, and her husband, Alan, welcomed a daughter Arissa Maria, on July 26, 2016.

Stephanie (Muscato) Timm, ’06, Childhood/ Inclusive Special Education, and her husband, James, welcomed a son, Elijah, on Dec. 23, 2015.


Rachel (Carroll) Pellicano, ’10, Childhood/ Special Education, gave birth to a daughter, Sophia Mariangela, on June 26, 2016.

Brooke Heatley-Palmer, ’11, History and Government, gave birth to a son, Maximus Palmer, on March 30, 2016.

Crystallynn McNutt, ’14, Early Childhood and Special Education, and her husband welcomed Savanah Christine and Elijah Raymond on Oct. 26, 2016.

In Memoriam


Mary Ellen (Fish) Anthony, ’53, Chemistry, passed away on March 6, 2017. She was one of the first chemists to graduate from Rosary Hill College but she found her true calling in being a teacher. Her more than 25-year career at Alden Elementary School gave her immense joy and happiness. Memorials were made to Catholic Charities or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Rita Otterbein, ’62, Sociology, passed away on Aug. 27, 2016. She served as commissioner of the Wayne County Department of Social Services for more than 20 years, president of the Wayne County Nursing Home Foundation, and was a past member of United Way and the American Red Cross. She enjoyed golfing and gardening.

Kathleen (Kinsella) LaMontagne, ’63, Business Administration, passed away on Sept. 23, 2016. She spent 22-plus years overseas serving her country. She retired from the CIA in 1984 after serving in Eastern Europe in the 1960s; South America, Africa, Middle East and Southeast Asia in the 1970s; and Europe and Central America in the 1980s. After retirement and living in Florida, she went back to work as a contractor for the U.S. government until 2008, having worked in more than 20 countries.

Donna (Steggs) Strauss, ’67, Psychology, passed away on Aug. 24, 2016. Donations were made in her memory to the Lung Transplant Foundation.

Donna Horvatis, ’68, Elementary Education, passed away on Dec. 22, 2016. Memorials were made to the Franciscan Center or St. Vincent de Paul Society.


William Smith, Jr., ’76, Business Administration, passed away on Aug. 30, 2016. A post- Korean War Air Force veteran pilot, he managed his family owned Laube’s Old Spain Restaurant in Buffalo, was a stockbroker, and worked for Westinghouse. Moving to New Hampshire in 1981, he owned and operated Pablo’s Mexican Hacienda in Hooksett. He was very proud of the five years he worked as a drug and alcohol counselor for the Sobriety Maintenance Center in Manchester. He dedicated his life to his family and to the service of others.

Gwendolyn McCrorey, ’77, Business Administration, passed away on Oct. 20, 2016. She resided in Atlanta.


Salvatore Pepitone, ’95, Physical Therapy, passed away on Nov. 3, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. Donations were made in his memory to the Pepitone Children Education Fund at Citizens Bank.


Tahja Ferguson, ’12, Political Science, passed away suddenly on Jan. 13, 2017.


Sr. Marilyn Archer, OSF, of Stella Niagara, N.Y, passed away on Feb. 8, 2017. She taught French at Rosary Hill College (now Daemen College) from 1962–69 and 1971–72. Memorials were made in her name to Sisters of St. Francis.

Margaret (Eschner) Bacon, professor emeritus, died on Nov. 7, 2016 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, following a short illness. She was a professor of art education at Daemen College for 20 years and was chair of the Arts Department for three years. She was also an art teacher in Buffalo and a professor in the University at Buffalo’s College of Arts and Science and School of Education.

Rosalind Cramer, a theater arts professor at Rosary Hill/Daemen College for 36 years, passed away in Sarasota, Fla., on April 7, 2017. She and Toni Smith Wilson, ’69, co-founded Theatre of Youth (TOY) Company. Memorials were made in her name to Tidewell Hospice.