Class Notes

Class Notes
Class of 2009
(Submitted on: 11/30/18)

Dr. Lucas Malishchak was named the Director of the Psychology Office for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.


Class of 1994
(Submitted on: 11/19/18)

The Addictions Recovery Devotional Workbook, authored by James E. Phelan ’94, provides practical applications each week in a way that can enhance readers’ lives through the Bible. 


Class of 2000
(Submitted on: 11/19/18)

Katie McElhenney ’00 recently published a young adult novel, The Things They’ve Taken, with a story that features a mix of the supernatural, fantasy, mythology, adventure, and humor. 


Class of 1983
(Submitted on: 11/19/18)

Alumni artist Martiann Parfitt ’83, who displays her professional work as M. Parfitt, exhibited 200 small collages at Axis Gallery in Sacramento, California, in 2017.


Class of 2007
(Submitted on: 11/19/18)

Steven S. Walker, M.F.A. ’07 won an Award of Excellence from the Oil Painters of America Salon show.


Class of 1984
(Submitted on: 11/19/18)

The Hugging Army: An Experience in Connection is the first published book authored by Vanessa L. White Fernandes ’84, who has been a social worker for more than 30 years, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the fields of social work and counseling.


Class of 1982
(Submitted on: 11/19/18)

Sister Annmarie Sanders, IHM ’82, Director of Communications for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), edited and contributed a chapter to this book, which details what was learned by LCWR during a six-year crisis (2009-2015).


Class of 1972
(Submitted on: 11/19/18)

The Persian Always Meows Twice is the first book in a new series of mysteries by Eileen Watkins ’72 featuring a cat groomer/boarder who also turns amateur sleuth. Professional cat grooming isn’t all fluff.


Class of 1999
(Submitted on: 10/29/18)

Jennifer Esken '99 earned "Best in Show" honors from the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation's 2018 "Through The Seasons" Photo Contest.


Class of 2009
(Submitted on: 10/25/18)

Luz Cabrales, M.A. '09, premieres her first feature film in Scranton.


Class of 2011
(Submitted on: 10/22/18)

George Downey IV '11 earned a chance to try out for the Philadelphia Wings, a professional lacrosse in the National Lacrosse League (NLL).


Class of 2008
(Submitted on: 9/26/18)

Leslie Haines '08 showcases a series of her collages in her book, "Animal Abecedary: A One-of-a-Kind Alphabet Book."


Class of 1992
(Submitted on: 8/9/18)

Lori Sokolowsky, RN, BSN, MSN has been promoted to the Director of Nursing Education at Fortis Institute School of Practical Nursing, Scranton, PA.


Class of 2015
(Submitted on: 8/7/18)

Kristen Spronz ’15 celebrates more than two years as Brand Manager of the YMCA of the Rockies - a position that has taken her all over the world.


Class of 2009
(Submitted on: 8/7/18)

Jenny Rose welcomed the arrival of a baby girl, Jessica Olivia Yasinskas


Class of 2010, MBA 2014
(Submitted on: 7/27/18)

Stanley J. Kania III was awarded the 2018 NAGAP Graduate Student Grant.


Class of 2013
(Submitted on: 6/29/18)

Kelly Ann Tomko earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine.


Class of 1957
(Submitted on: 6/23/18)

Celestine Favinger has been recognized in Toastmasters.