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Celebrate the Memories
Homecoming and Reunions Weekend 2007

Upcoming Events

Ireland Pub and Shopping Reunion Tour

A Golden Cardinals Luncheon

Tracking All Snowbirds!

Sorority Life … Then and Now

CUA to Induct Five Into Athletic Hall of Fame

Edward J. Pryzbyla Award to Be Given

Announcing a New Benefit for CUA Alumni

Class Notes:


M. Kathleen Heid, B.A. 1970 (A&S), a professor of mathematics education at Pennsylvania State University, has become editor of the international Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.

Edmund T. McKenna, B.A. 1970 (A&S), of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., co-wrote WORD-DOKU, the Best Word in Sudoku, a book of letter-based sudoku puzzles.

Nancy M. Panella, M.S.L.S. 1970 (LIS), of New Providence, N.J., received St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital’s President’s Award for Excellence as a distinguished employee. She also received an award from the hospital’s alumni society for lifetime contributions to the institution. Most of her career has been spent as library director at St. Luke’s.

Mark A. Papa, B.Arch. 1970 (ARCH), has been named a partner at Lee and Associates Inc. in Washington, D.C. The firm has changed its name to Lee + Papa and Associates Inc.

Lee W. Formwalt, B.A. 1971, Ph.D. 1977 (A&S), of Bloomington, Ind., was elected to membership in the American Antiquarian Society.

Peter J. Connors, B.A. 1973 (A&S), of Princeton Junction, N.J., is listed in the 2007 edition of Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisors.

Deborah T. Curren-Aquino, M.A. 1973, Ph.D. 1977 (A&S), of Silver Spring, Md., is co-editor of an edition of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale (Cambridge University Press).

Sister Anne Munley, I.H.M., M.A. 1973 (A&S), has been elected president of Marywood University in Scanton, Pa., effective July 1.

Maryann Karinch, B.A. 1974, M.A. 1979 (A&S), of Estes Park, Colo., has written her ninth book, I Can Read You Like a Book, published by Career Press.

Rev. Leo J. Smith, B.A. 1975 (A&S), was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Venice, Fla., on Oct. 25, 2006. He is parochial vicar at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Port Charlotte.

Monsignor Paul J.E. Burkard, M.A. 1976 (A&S), of Lackawanna, N.Y., was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Victory Basilica and National Shrine, president of Baker Victory Services, executive vice president of Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity, and vice postulator for the canonization cause of Servant of God Rev. Nelson Baker.

Michael G. Carey, B.A. 1976 (A&S), of New York City, joined the board of directors of Debt Resolve Inc., a provider of online collection technology. He is founding partner of The Carey Group, LLC, a consulting and economic development services firm.

David L. Keenan, B.A. 1976 (A&S), of Tinton Falls, N.J., went to Sao Paolo, Brazil, to participate in the first human implantation of a cardiac device designed to detect and warn of an impending heart attack. He was part of the team that invented the device for Angel Medical Systems Inc. The company is seeking FDA approval to begin U.S. trials.

Michael G. Dell'Orto, M.F.A. 1977 (A&S), recently directed a production of King Lear at the North East Shakespeare Ensemble in Lebanon, N.H. He is the secretary for the New England Area Liaison Committee of Actors’ Equity.

Rosemary “Posie” Belden, B.S.N. 1978 (NURS), graduated from Duke University in 2006 with a post-master’s family nurse practitioner certificate. She lives in Raleigh, N.C., with her husband, Ando, and is employed by Duke’s Department of Medicine.

Maureen (Heisse) McNeill, B.A. 1979 (A&S), has joined Coastal Hospice of Salisbury, Md., as development director. She was formerly director of corporate and foundation relations at Salisbury University.

Mari Pohlhaus, B.S.N. 1979, M.S.N. 1991 (NURS), has been working the last few years as a medical occupational safety and health inspector for the Navy, participating in inspections of Navy medical facilities throughout the world. She recently transferred to a job as manager of Navy occupational health clinics from the Rockies east to Bahrain. She, husband Michael Schaefer and their two daughters live in Norfolk, Va.

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