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1979

John Piazza III

(history) was

admitted to the United States

Supreme Court Bar on April 6,

2015. His wife, Kathleen, and son,

James, attended the ceremony.

Kristine L.

Waltz, Esq.

(history) is a

partner in the

law firm of

Dinges, Dinges

& Waltz, LLC,

located in

Loyalsock

Township,

near Williamsport. Kristine,

who has practiced law in the

Williamsport area for more

than 30 years, specializes in

the areas of estate planning

and administration, business

planning and transactions,

real estate and contracts. She

can be reached at kwaltz@

dingeswaltz.com.

Kristine, her

husband, Stephen Sorage, and

their two daughters reside in

Montoursville, Pa.

1982

Cindy Bell, Ed.D.,

(communications) conducted

the 2015 Pennsylvania Music

Educators Association Region

VI Chorus in Newtown Square,

Pa., and was recently selected

to guest conduct the 2016

Delaware All-State Women’s

Choir. She is associate professor

of music and music education

at Hofstra University on Long

Island.

Nancy Hoerner

(communications) retired

on October 23, 2015, from

Vanguard after 31 years of

service. She began as an

associate in the Client Service

Department and ended her

career as a project manager

in corporate real estate and

facilities management.

1984

Emilio “Jack” Morrone

(accounting) opened a second

location of his business,

One Financial Services, in

Bethlehem, Pa. One Financial

Services offers financial

strategies and advice delivered

through personalized care while

offering planning services in

the areas of retirement, estate,

special needs, education and

taxation. His other office is

located in Allentown, Pa. He

also recently wrote an article

for the Pennsylvania Institute

of Certified Public Accountants

(PICPA) titled “The Experience

of Special Needs Planning.”

The PICPA also asked him to

participate in a video interview,

which has been posted on

YouTube. The article is available

on the PICPA news site.

Peter C. Smith, DPM

(biology)

practicing in Lancaster, Pa.,

became president of the

Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical

Association (PPMA) Nov. 7,

2015. PPMA represents more

than 850 podiatrists across

Pennsylvania.

1986

Charles Wharton

(business

administration) recently met

fellow alumnus met

Jack

Eidam ’66

(sociology) in Lund,

Sweden. Wharton, founder of

CollegeMatch4U, and Eidam,

retired dean of admission

and financial aid at Wyoming

Seminary in northeastern

Pennsylvania and member of

the ASSIST Board of Directors,

a scholarship program for

international secondary school

students, met to discuss var-

ious collaborative initiatives.

Eidam was visiting Sweden

from the United States, while

Wharton relocated to Ahus,

Sweden, in 2013.

Jay Thomson ’86

(business

administration) and

Bob

Davidson ’81

(political science)

met by chance driving an

equipment truck to the Boy

Scouts of America National

Jamboree years ago. Bob

was presented with the Silver

Beaver Award, a high honor for

distinguished service to youth

in the Patriots’ Path Council in

Jay’s community in February

2016.

Lynn Malzone

Ierardi, Esq.,

(English)

director of gift

planning at the

University of

Pennsylvania

and an

independent

consultant at

www.giftplanningadvisor.

com, was recently elected

to the national board of the

Partnership for Philanthropic

Planning, a leading professional

organization representing

philanthropic planners

throughout the United States.

Laura (LeValley) VanVelthoven

(communications) is a featured

commentator on NBC’s “Open

House NYC,” which showcases

homes in the market, and

offers interior design tips

and purchasing advice.

VanVelthoven is currently the

vice president of marketing and

sales for K. Hovnanian Homes,

the seventh-largest home

builder in the nation.

1987

Matthew A. Clarke

(art),

the business administrator

and board secretary for the

Springfield Board of Education,

served as second vice-president

of the New Jersey Association

of School Business Officials

during the 2015-2016 school

year.

1988

William C. Frick, Ph.D.,

(religion), associate professor in

the Jeannine Rainbolt College

of Education at the University

of Oklahoma, was selected as

a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar

to study at the Batumi Shota

Rustaveli State University in the

Republic of Georgia for nine

months. Frick recently earned

the Rainbolt Family Endowed

Education Presidential

Professorship. He earned

his doctorate in educational

theory and policy from The

Pennsylvania State University.

1989

Bill Abrams

(business

administration) the PGA head

golf professional at Balmoral

Woods Country Club in

Crete, Ill., was named the 61

st

recipient of the Illinois PGA

Golf Professional of the Year

Award. He lives in Orland Park,

Ill., with his wife, Kathleen,

their daughter, Leigh, and sons,

Charlie and Tommy.

Lynn (Malzone) Ierardi ’86

hosted a reunion for alumnae of

Gamma Delta Sigma who met

at her house in September 2015.

Joining her, left to right, back to

front row: Lynn (Malzone) Ierardi

’86, Melody (Griese) Epley ’89,

Wende (Evans) Brandt ’86, Janet

(Piraino) Claudfelter ’87, Joyce

(Borocz) Abbott ’87, Jen (Ayers)

Dubbs ’87, Mary (Walker) Hanlon

’87, Louise Kessel ’86, Wendy

Wachter-Schutz ’88, Sharon Collins

’87, Carol (Helstrom) Wagner ’88,

Dreste (Davison) Oeler ’86, Meg

(Altenderfer) Archambault ’86

Lynn Malzone

Ierardi, Esq. ’86

Kristine L.

Waltz, Esq. ’79

Jack Morrone cuts the ribbon of his second office, One Financial

Services, in Bethlehem, Pa.

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