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Class Notes


Mary Jo Dunn Wuenschel ’52 published a book, Adventures in Ministry, chronicling her work in the Catholic Church.


Nancy Picciano Zimmerman, PhD ’73 retired as associate dean for academic affairs in the Graduate School and a professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina.

Carlow alumni in Ireland

Carlow Alums in Ireland. The recent Coyne family trip to Ireland included several Carlow alumni. L-R: Mary Grace Parme Bente ’80, Kathleen Coyne Ward ’77, Eileen Cunningham Butler ’92, Margaret A. Monahan ’76, Karen O’Hearn Foley ’88, and Mary Margaret Murray Parme ’82.

Carol Doyle Glock ’75 was featured in the Observer-Reporter article “W&J Professor Pushing for Clinical Drug Trials” on her battle to overcome inflammatory breast cancer. As founder of the Glock Foundation, Glock continues to encourage breast cancer patients to participate in clinical trials.

Heidi Hylton Meier, DBA, CPA ’77 received the 2016 Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator Award at the American Accounting Association’s Ohio region meeting on April 8.


Barbara Mistick, PhD ’90 co-authored the book Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace with Karie Willyerd, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Julia M. Glencer, Esq. ’93 earned the Student Bar Association’s 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award and was featured in a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article. She is a professor of legal research and writing at Duquesne University School of Law, where she has taught for 10 years.

Bobbi Fink ’11 and Ashley Kunkle ’11

Matilda show and alumni lunch. L-R: Bobbi Fink ’11 and Ashley Kunkle ’11.


Tamiah Bridgett ’00 founded Diversame, an African-American hair care company whose first product is a hair dryer Tamiah invented for styling curly hair. Diversame received $50,000 from the startup accelerator AlphaLab Gear and will be testing its prototype in Pittsburgh at Phillip Pelusi Salons and Diva Den.

Jane Gullish Milligan ’03 was promoted to charge nurse after celebrating 10 years as a dialysis staff nurse at Liberty Dialysis in Baden, Pa.

Lisa McClimans Garchar ’04 and her husband, Joseph, married in 2008 and had three children, Kaylee in 2010, Matthew in 2013, and Elliannah in 2014. Her oldest son, Joey, graduated from high school in 2016. Lisa received a master’s degree in psychology in June 2015 with a specialization in applied behavior analysis. She is a behavior specialist and mobile therapist at Regional Behavioral Consultants in Mercer County, Pa.

Kae Coughlin Spark ’56 with Mary Erwin

Legacy Dinner. L-R: Kae Coughlin Spark ’56 with Mary Erwin, daughter of the late Eleanor Keener Midgley ’43.

Molly Prosser ’07 debuted her poetry collection, Rubbernecking, published by WordTech Communications. Fred C. Shaw ’08 wrote a review of the book in Pittsburgh City Paper.

Fred C. Shaw ’08 published the poems “Caravan” and “Initiation” in the summer issue of Brilliant Corners, and “An Outhouse in Forest County” and “Sex-Ed” in the winter issue of Nerve Cowboy. “Paper Signs” was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Verse Envisioned Anthology, and “You Can’t Be in Heaven and On Earth at the Same” will appear in the fall issue of Poet Lore. He published a book review of Knitting the Andy Warhol Bridge by Ann Curran in Pittsburgh City Paper.

Denise LaRosa ’08 debuted as an author, publishing the children’s book Empty Shoes, which is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and LaRosa will donate $1.00 to Soles4Souls for every book sold.

LaTrenda Leonard Sherrill ’12, deputy chief of education, Office of City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, and Latasha Wilson-Batch ’13, executive director, Best of the Batch Foundation, were both honored as Pittsburgh Magazine’s 2016 40 under 40 awardees.

Scholarship recipients with faculty at the Legacy Dinner

Legacy Dinner. Scholarship recipients with faculty. Front Row, L-R: Nakita LaPrade, Emily Evanagelista, Molly Mitchell, Erika Kellerman, Chrys Gabrich, PhD, and Alexis Williams. Back Row, L-R: Danielle Merlina, Michael Balmert, PhD, Kylie Owoc, and Alyssa Stillwagon.


Kevin Finn ’11 wrote the poem, “The Warrior’s Song,” which will appear in the North American Review Quarterly.

Lea Steadman ’12, ’14 was promoted to a CRA mortgage originator, after being a community development associate student loan specialist at Dollar Bank.

Samantha Barret ’13 was an invited reader for the Free Association Reading Series on May 6, 2016 and Mad Fridays Reading Series, a Carlow-sponsored reading series, on May 13, 2016.

Theresa Herrle Barry ’13 published the poems “In the Land of Fish Knives” and “Emptied of All but Wildness” in the Woven Tale Press Literary and Arts Magazine (England) in September. Her poem “The Girls of Goat Island,” published by Cordite
Poetry Review (Australia), can be read online.

Jane Harrington ’15, was shortlisted for the Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award (Wexford, Ireland) for “Settling.” Its companion piece, “Strangers on the Road,” published in the current issue of Circa, can be read online. Both stories are part of her novella Flight that is a finalist for the Dana Awards.

Maeve Murray ’15 was accepted to the Monologamy IX Festival for her monologue, I Am Fortune, which was performed by Carlow’s theater group during its Spring 2016 show.

Leah Maxson Propst ’16, accepted an apprenticeship with Veteran’s Place of Washington Boulevard where she will act as the employment coordinator. 

Bernadette Burger Skoczylas ’69 and Janis Durick ’06.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. L-R: Bernadette Burger Skoczylas ’69 and Janis Durick ’06.


Melinda Rovan Corallo ’05 and her husband, Keith, welcomed a daughter, Julia Marie, on May 31, 2016.

Abigail Schwartz Hodnick ’06 and her husband, Nicholas, welcomed a son, Hayden Nicholas Hodnick, on April 13, 2016.

LaTrenda Leonard Sherrill ’12 and her husband, Tracey, welcomed a son, Tracey Sherrill, Jr., on September 26, 2016.



Ashley Popojas ’09, ’13 married Ryan Burger on June 9, 2016.


Sympathy To 


Marcella Martin Link ’51, for the loss of her husband, Harold Link, July 8, 2016.

Anna La Marca D’Eramo ’52, for the loss of her husband, Victor P. D’Eramo, September 23, 2016.

Anna Marie Churilla Hanlon ’55, for the loss of her son, James “Chip” Hanlon, June 16, 2016.

Marion Froelicher Flaherty ’58, for the loss of her sister, Barbara Froelicher Gorr, August 21, 2015.

Lois Miller Huston ’58, for the loss of her daughter, Ann Lynn Huston Holmes, April 30, 2016.


June Meckler Cox ’63, for the loss of her brother, Donald A. Meckler, March 22, 2016. 

Dorothy Nonic Gerhard ’63, for the loss of her husband, George Calvin Gerhard, August 12, 2016.

Frances M. Ujhazy ’64, for the loss of her brother, Joseph L. Ujhazy, Jr., March 31, 2016.

Cassandra Greco Ruane ’65, for the loss of her mother, Mildred Greco, April 21, 2016.

Bonnie Heh, RSM ’69, for the loss of her mother, Ida Heh, September 22, 2016.


Molly Dennison Houghton ’74, for the loss of her husband, Charles F. Houghton, Jr., June 2, 2016.


Kimberly Pogozelski Schattauer ’84, for the loss of her husband, Jack Schattauer, April 17, 2016.

Donna Gary Vereb ’84, for the loss of her husband, Robin Edward Vereb, July 28, 2016.


Lois Newman Conway ’02, for the loss of her husband, Donald E. Conway, June 1, 2015.

Roberta Foizey ’03, for the loss of her son, Elliott Helterbran, July 8, 2016.

Deborah Mucha, PsyD ’07, for the loss of her mother, Rosemary Mucha, June 5, 2016.


Marla Sasko ’14, for the loss of her father, Paul J. Sasko, April 2, 2016.

Angela Marshall ’15, for the loss of her grandmother, Irene Marshensic, February 12, 2016.

 Patricia A. Graff ’10, Linda Wagner ’96, and Diane L. Hendrick ’11.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art. L-R: Patricia A. Graff ’10, Linda Wagner ’96, and Diane L. Hendrick ’11. 

In Memoriam 


Martha Pillar Noroski ’43, June 22, 2016.

Helen Donahoe Dreven ’44, August 27, 2015.

Patricia Bour Kennedy ’44, May 27, 2016.

Anne Bernatonis Allalunis ’47, June 7, 2016.

Marjorie Kraft Neubert ’47, July 7, 2016. She is survived by her sister Joan G. Kraft ‘51.


Ruth Kane Tobin ’51, October 1, 2016.

Dorothy Gloekler Hannon ’52, July 30, 2016.

Barbara A. Keane ’52, September 15, 2016.

Sister Mildred Boeh, CSJ ’55, March 4, 2016.

Mary Haney Wilson ’56, July 24, 2015.

Sister Mary Archangela Galecki, CSSF ’58, October 25, 2015.

Marianne Dunn Geier ’58, July 6, 2016.

Sister Virginia Kovalcik, RSM ’59, October 28, 2016.


Eileen Roscoe Willison ’60, July 3, 2016.

Barbara Wehrle Alexander ’63, September 24, 2016.

Sister M. Angeline Frantz, OSF ’66, June 10, 2016.

Lucy Strong ’66, November 8, 2015.

Maria Liang Ludmer, MD ’67, March 18, 2015. She is survived by her sister Hildegardis Liang Hui ‘64.

Patricia Wagner Musante ’67, March 4, 2016.


Jo Ann Iannuzzi ’72, July 18, 2016.

Veronica Jacob Gresko ’75, April 16, 2016.

John Katella ’78, April 29, 2016.

Joanne Haines Weber ’79, April 26, 2016. 


Anna Marie Posavetz White ’92, May 8, 2016.

Maria Harden, CSJ ’96, September 22, 2016.

Julie Jenkins Ramsey ’99, July 7, 2016.


Carolyn Levish McNally ’03, April 18, 2016.

Kimberly Kardes Plecenik ’03, July 23, 2016.

Ashley Stang Esposito ’06, October 6, 2016.


Joseph A. Massaro, Jr., December 30, 2015.

Annemarie Smeltzer, November 2, 2016.  

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