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C L A S S NOT E S

1976:

Keith R. Gibson (political

science/philosophy)

of the

firm Williams, Box, Forshee

and Bullard of Oklahoma

City, Okla. recently spoke at

the annual convention of the

National Waste and Recycling

Association in Tulsa, Okla. on

the topic of landfill-zoning

concerns with respect to

environmental justice.

1979:

Ken Holdren (accounting)

recently retired from his

position as Geisinger Clinic

chief administrative officer.

Holdren has been a member

of the Geisinger family since

1985, beginning his career in

the finance department as

the Geisinger Clinic controller

and then serving as chief

financial officer and the health

system’s vice president of

finance. Annually, the finance

department awards one of

its team members with the

prestigious Kenneth A. Holdren

Service Award for exemplifying

the qualities and standards

that Holdren displayed through

his career.

Patti (Dodaro) Kenney

(biology)

just recently decided

to put her private practice

aside, taking a position at

Family Service Association

(FSA) in Egg Harbor Township,

N.J. She was hired as an

outpatient psychotherapist

in February 2014 and just 4

months later, was promoted

to Senior Clinician. She now

supervises other therapists

and coordinates the graduate

level interns. Kenney earned

her MSW in 1997 from Widener

University and her license to

practice clinical social work in

2000.

Renee (Brosius) Salamone

(sociology/anthropology)

retired on June 30, 2014 from

the USPS after 30 years of

service. She and her husband,

Nik, live in Bushkill, Pa. and

have four daughters. They also

have two spoiled dachshunds.

1991:

Mike Pearson (psychology)

has been named assistant

athletic director and head

sprint football coach at

Chestnut Hill College in

Philadelphia. The team will

play its first game in school

history in September against

Princeton.

1992:

Carolyn Blatchley (religion)

outlined the Cumberland

County Library System’s

proactive approach toward

addressing shrinking budgets

by evaluating traditional

library services and adopting

innovative, cost-effective

strategies in a new book,

“Letting Go of Legacy

Services: Library Case

Studies” published by the

American Library Association

in September. Her case study

was one of nine from across

the nation and highlights the

library system’s recent website

redesign, along with efforts

to keep library services in-

house. Blatchley is a charter

member of the Friends of the

Snowden Library and has been

employed by the Cumberland

County Library System

since January 2002. She is

responsible for coordinating

and providing library system

staff with technology training,

as well as supporting the

configuration and optimization

of library system technologies

and website services. She lives

in Harrisburg with her husband,

Deuane Hoffman.

1993:

Karin Botto (theatre)

hosted

a sold-out conference at

Saint Joseph’s University

in Philadelphia. More than

100 people attended the

event to learn about a unique

leadership model developed

by Botto and two SJU

colleagues. Over the last year,

Botto has also presented this

model at Seattle University,

Fordham University, Loyola

Chicago University and Saint

Louis University.

1995:

Robert Vincent Martin

(political science)

recently

accepted the position of senior

director of development

at the Hyacinth AIDS

Foundation. Hyacinth is New

Jersey’s oldest and largest

HIV/AIDS treatment and

prevention organization.

Hyacinth provides client

services in seven offices in

six metropolitan areas of

New Jersey, as well as several

statewide services.

1996:

Zachary M. Rubinich (political

science)

has joined Rawle &

Henderson as a partner in the

firm’s Philadelphia office. He

focuses his practice on the

defense of insurance carriers,

self-insured entities and third-

party administrators against

workers’ compensation claims

in Pennsylvania. Based on

his extensive experience, the

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Workers’ Compensation Law

Section has certified him as

Specialist in the practice of

workers’ compensation law.

1999:

Seth Brahler (business

administration)

was recently

promoted to director of human

resources information system

at Cornell University, Division

of Human Resources. He is

responsible for the strategic

direction and leadership for

HR Information Systems,

managing the day-to-day

operations and production for

Workday, and as a member

of the Leadership team,

contributes to the strategic

direction of the HR function.

2008:

Joanna (Petrie) Scarangello

(music)

received her master of

arts degree in music education

from Montclair State University

in May 2014.

2009:

Kyle Totaro (chemistry)

graduated from Brown

University in May 2014 with his

doctorate in organic chemistry.

He is now working at a post-

doctoral program at MIT.

2010:

Amy Richards (French)

is now

production manager for the

theatres of the French Institute

Alliance Française in New York

City.

2011:

Allyson Entz (political

science)

graduated from Roger

Williams University School of

Law in May 2014 and is now

practicing as a public defender

for the Massachusetts

Committee for Public Counsel

Services.

Song:

Wham! - Careless

Whisper

Top Grossing Film:

Back to

the Future

Headlines:

Reagan and

Gorbachev meet at summit

(Nov. 19); agree to step up

arms control talks and renew

cultural contacts (Nov. 21).

TIME TRAVEL

1985

Song:

Coolio - Gangsta’s

Paradise

Top Grossing Film:

Toy Story

Headlines:

Scores killed as

terrorist’s car bomb blows

up block-long Oklahoma City

federal building

(April 19); Timothy McVeigh,

27, arrested as suspect

(April 21); authorities seek

second suspect, link right-

wing paramilitary groups to

bombing (April 22).

Los Angeles jury finds O. J.

Simpson not guilty of murder

charges (Oct. 3).

Pope John Paul II visits US on

whirlwind tour (Oct. 4-8).

TIME TRAVEL

1995

Song:

Mariah Carey - We

Belong Together

Top Grossing Film:

Star Wars

Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith

Headlines:

Hurricane Katrina

wreaks catastrophic damage

on the Gulf coast; more than

1,000 die and millions are

left homeless. Americans

are shaken not simply by the

magnitude of the disaster

but by how ill-prepared all

levels of government are in its

aftermath. (Aug. 25-30).

The engagement of Tom

Cruise and Katie Holmes—and

her pregnancy—generated

publicity not seen since the

hookup—and breakup—

of Ben Affleck and Jennifer

Lopez.

TIME TRAVEL

2005