Elizabeth (Duross) Liddy ’66, English, retired in May 2019 as dean of the Syracuse University School of Information Studies.


Kathryn (Siller) Curran ’73, Art, is executive director of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation in Long Island, N.Y.

Mark Gibbons ’76, Art, exhibited his work from the past 30 years at Project 308 Gallery in North Tonawanda, N.Y.


Thomas Mackowski ’83, Business Administration, is vice president of product at Yottaa based in Waltham, Mass.

Amy Miechowicz ’89, Social Work, has been promoted to regional UM clinical manager at Beacon Health Options.


Wendy (Rae) Richards ’92, Elementary and Special Education, is the new head of school at Health Sciences Charter School.

Alan Turner II ’93, Business Administration andMarketing, has been named regional CEO of the American Red Cross in the Western and Central New York Region.

Thaddeus Jackson Jr. ’96, ’14, Biology and Adolescent Education, has been accepted into a doctorate in education program with a concentration in transformational leadership.


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

Danise Wilson ’01, Business Administration–Human Resources Management, has been selected by Business Journals to be included in Influencers: Rising Stars, a national list that highlights influential young executives.

Karen Moronski-Chapman ’03, Mathematics, has been promoted to director of institutional research at Daemen College.

Susan (Robertson) Orton ’04, Nursing, has moved back to New York with her husband after spending the past 12 years in Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada. She is serving as director of nursing at Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Delhi, N.Y.

Andrew Wheeler ’04, ’05, Natural Science- Health Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and his business partner Phillip Tudisco ’05, ’11, Psychology and Executive Leadership-Business, have created the torque therapy table available through Hausmann Industries.

David Forstadt ’06, Psychology, founded Jade Recovery in Del Mar, Calif.

Kawanza (McCall) Humphrey ’06, Executive Leadership and Change, has been promoted to regional corporate responsibility officer at KeyBank.

Brian Prehna ’06, Psychology, is serving as assistant principal at Leominster Public Schools in Massachusetts.

Kari (Flanders) Achatz ’07, Art Education, has two photo sculptures in the permanent collection at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo.

Danielle (Woodman) Kehoe ’07, Executive Leadership and Change, is director of resource development at the Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, Mass.

Erin (Wilbert) Goodrich ’08, English, is a certified diabetes educator.

Stephen Blass ’09, Childhood/Special Education- Social Studies, is serving as field agent at Knights of Columbus Insurance.


Doris Murphy ’09, ’11, Business Administration and Executive Leadership and Change, has been promoted to assistant vice president for academic affairs at Daemen College.

Marybeth Nugent ’11, Health Care Studies, has been promoted to head women’s basketball coach at SUNY Buffalo State.

Michael Wild ’11, ’12, Athletic Training, is an instructor and athletic trainer at SUNY Cortland.

Courtney Donovan ’12, History and Government, is assistant manager of licensing and sales development at New Era Cap Co. Shakeel Alexander ’13, English/Public Relations, is a copywriter at HealthNow New York, Inc.

Heidi Cheston ’13, ’15, Accounting/Global Business, was promoted to controller at Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity in Lackawanna, N.Y.

Anna Jaremko ’13, Health Care Studies, is serving as volunteer services coordinator for the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.

Monica Kosier ’13, Business Administration– Sports Management, is national trade marketing and procurement specialist at Mark Anthony Group.

Laura Tomion ’13, ’15 Natural Science–Health Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy, is serving as pediatric physical therapist at Milestone Pediatric Therapy in San Diego, Calif.

Mark Coppola ’14, Accounting, will live in Italy for the next year while helping with the Brescia Leonessa professional basketball team.

Carly Duszynski ’14, Psychology, is an academic advisor at D’Youville College.

Bonnie Humpherys ’14, Liberal Studies, is finance and operations manager at

Allyson Muehlemann ’14, ’16, Natural Science- Health Sciences and Doctorate in Physical Therapy, recently published her student research project, “The Knowledge of Low Back Pain Management Between Physical Therapists and Family Practice Physicians,” in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. She is working at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where she is specializing in neuromuscular disorders.

Matthew Ullery ’14, Religious Studies, is an academic advisor at D’Youville College.

Alphonso Walker, Jr. ’14, Psychology, has been performing in New York City, including a recent performance with more than 50 castmates to his largest crowd to date of over 1,200 audience members. He also performed this year in “Native Son” at the Paul Robeson Theatre.

Thomas Wilkie ’14, ’17, English and Spanish, Executive Leadership and Change, and Tim Adowski have launched Storillo, a work management platform used by education professionals.

Nicole (D’Agostino) Kij ’15, Psychology, is project coordinator for the Department of Justice Grant at Medaille College.

Chelsea Schifferle ’15, Nursing, is a board certified family nurse practitioner at Lockport Pediatrics.

Jordan Sieracki ’15, History and Political Science, is a season recruiter at the University at Buffalo School of Law.

Brittney Gigante ’16, Business Administration, has opened Beast Unleashed Fitness in Tonawanda, N.Y.

Emily Kraft ’16 History, is administrative and visitor engagement coordinator at the Seward House Museum in Auburn, N.Y.

Stephanie Parwulski ’16, English, has published her second book, “Gloria’s Hope Tree.”

Zachary Kinnaird ’17, Accounting, is school district treasurer for Tonawanda City School District.

Maria (Dominick) Reger ’17, ‘18, Physician Assistant Studies and Public Health, is a physician assistant at Buffalo Medical Group.

Maximilian Winterburn ’17, ’18, Business Administration, Global and Local Sustainability, is account manager at DataSure24, a Freed Maxick Technology Company.

Rebecca Wise ’17, Biology, is working at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Jared (Paul) Denis ’18, Business Administration– Sports Management, is employed at Ingram Micro.

Taqiyah Gibbons ’18, History, is teacher in residence at Achievement First.

Jesse Redfern ’18, Natural Science, has accepted an OB/GYN position at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.



Jerry Webb ’09, Fine Arts/ Graphic Design, a senior designer at Arcade Beauty, is engaged to Robert Weatherby, Jr.


Chandler Williams ’12, Business Administration-Sports Management, was engaged in October 2018 to Tina Wesielewski.

Amy Eisenhut ’16, Graphic Design, is engaged to Zachary Kinnaird ’17, Professional Accountancy.

Olivia Harris ’16, ’17, Childhood and Special Education, was engaged on Dec. 20, 2017, to Greg Smith in their hometown of Ellicottville, N.Y.

Amanda Smith ’16, Nursing, was engaged on Nov. 26, 2018, to Mark Peister. They plan to wed in August 2019 in Ellicottville, N.Y.

Stephanie Schenkel ’18, Liberal Studies, was engaged on Nov. 30, 2018, to James Wolf in Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom. They plan to wed in 2020.



Christy (Kassler) Hummel ’10, English, married Dustin Hummel on Jan. 5, 2019.

Ashley (Boudreau) Reumann ’10, English, married Kristopher James Reumann on Aug. 11, 2018 in Buffalo.

Kaylee (Peluso) Stearns ’10, ’12, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, married Rich Stearns on Nov. 3, 2018, surrounded by her amazing friends she met at Daemen.

Lindsay (Mandrino) Strassheim ’11, Physician Assistant Studies, was married on Aug. 18, 2018, and her Daemen friends were there to celebrate.

Anthony Pavone ’13, Business Administration, married Elisabeth Mars on Oct. 13, 2018, and recently purchased a home in Hamburg, N.Y. He is a clinical youth mental health service provider at Bakery Victory Services.

Nicole (Kelley) Frey ’17, Healthcare Administration, married Alex Frey on Sept. 8, 2018, in Buffalo, and wore a wedding dress made by Joy Scribner ’05, of Made by Anatomy. Residing in Tampa, Fla., she is a training specialist at Insync Healthcare Solutions.

Sarah (Lang) McGrath ’14, ’16, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, married Sean McGrath on Sept. 8, 2018.



Kristen (Polakiewicz) Hada ’05, Elementary/ Special Education, and her husband, Alex, welcomed a daughter, Adelina Maria, on July 11, 2018.

Megan Herr ’09, Natural Science Individualized Studies and her husband, Michael Feldman ’11, History and Government, welcomed baby Madeline in January 2019.


Alicia (Sharp) Brumsted ’11, Childhood/Special Education, and her husband, Daniel, welcomed their first son on Nov. 2, 2018.

Tyler Threehouse ’11, Political Science and Breanna (Barker) Threehouse ’12, ’13 Early Childhood/Special Education and Special Education, welcomed their second child, Louis Bradley, on Oct. 29, 2018.

Caitlin (Illig) Siefer ’12, Health Care Studies, and her husband, Derek, welcomed a daughter, Alice Jane, on Feb. 8, 2018.

Crystal (Samanka) Wood ’17, Nursing and her husband, Ryan, welcomed Carter William on Nov. 7, 2018.

In Memoriam


Jean (Meier) Haas ’58, Psychology, passed away on Nov. 29, 2018. She was a teacher at St. Mark’s in Buffalo and in the Hopevale Union Free School District, and was also an inspector for the board of elections.


Margaret Riso ’62, Music, passed away in January 2019.

Sr. Grace A. Knauber, OSF ’64, Art, passed away on Sept. 28, 2018. She was a teacher in 10 schools in the Diocese of Buffalo and she spent more than 20 years in Puerto Rico, where she taught English as a second language.

Julia (Stiller) Kretzer ’64, Elementary Education– Social Studies, passed away on Jan. 15, 2019.

Maryann (Balzer) Balon ’65, Natural Science–Chemistry, passed away on Sept. 1, 2018.

Susan McGinnis ’67, Art, passed away on Dec. 23, 2018. She was a retired teacher from the Boston, Mass. public school system.

Sr. Mary H. Doone, OSF ’68, Elementary Education, passed away on Oct. 7, 2018. She was a reading specialist at the Diocesan Child Guidance Center, Columbus Family and Child Guidance Center, and St. John Learning Center in Columbus, Ohio. Sister Mary also served as treasurer at St. Leo Convent in Columbus, and volunteered in family, community (as provincial councilor), and parish ministries. She was a resident of the Stella Niagara Health Center since 2015.

James McNeill ’68, Theatre Arts, passed away on Feb. 1, 2019. He was the first male full-time student to enroll at Rosary Hill College.

Jo Ellen (Goffaux) Graham ’69, Art, passed away on Nov. 13, 2018. She worked as director of graduate admissions at the University of California in Irvine, Calif.


Dorathy (Iannello) Roetzer ’73, Elementary Education, passed away on Aug. 13, 2018.


Jeanne (Gueth) Healy ‘86, Humanities, former director of alumni affairs and special projects and worked in other capacities from 1978-99 at Daemen, passed away on April 23, 2019. She received the 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award for Dedication to the College and was cited for her “positive, uplifting energy, and commitment to Daemen College.”


Shawn Michalski ’95, Business Administration–Marketing, passed away on Oct. 23, 2018.

Dr. Linda Kuechler, long-time professor of accounting at Daemen, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 3, 2019. A part of the Daemen family for 34 years, she served as a faculty member, department chair, and divisional chairperson, and was a cherished mentor, colleague, and friend. Dr. Kuechler made numerous contributions to the college, and she was generous with her time and encouragement of others. In honor of her long-time service and dedication to the college, Dr. Kuechler has been posthumously granted the distinction of professor emeritus by the Daemen Board of Trustees.

Lynn Millane, who served on the Daemen Board of Trustees from 1999-2015, passed away on May 4, 2019. She was an avid supporter of numerous Daemen fundraising campaigns.

Megan Racinowski, a student in Daemen’s History and Political Science Department, passed away on Sept. 16, 2018.

Michael Ruiz, Jr., a social work major at Daemen, passed away on April 20, 2019. He enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard and was active until his honorable discharge in January 2019.

Wayne Wisbaum, who served on the Daemen Board Trustees, passed away on Dec. 30, 2018. A trustee since 2004, he was a great supporter of the college, and he played an integral role in the tremendous progress the college has made over the past several years. He will be dearly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him.