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three organizations: the AJCU

Seminar in Higher Education

Leadership, the five-year

summer institute of Jesuit

Association of Student Personnel

Administrators at the University

of San Francisco, and the Ignatian

Spirituality Conference, Saint

Louis University.

1994

Mary Ann Wagner-

Graham, Ph.D.,

(biology)

joined Philadelphia University in

the fall as an assistant professor

of biology and assistant director

of undergraduate health

science programs. Along with

teaching and administrative

duties, the position gives her

time and resources to work with

undergraduate students on a

research project focused on the

molecular effects of artificial

sweeteners. In her spare time,

she continues to serve as a

part-time organist and cantor

at her church and directs the

bell choir.

1996

Zachary M. Rubinich

(political

science) a partner in the

Philadelphia office of Rawle

& Henderson, LLP, was the

Moderator of a panel of

insurance industry experts for

the session “Loss Mitigation

of High Value Workers’

Compensation Claims” at the

American Bar Association’s

Tort Trial & Insurance

Practice Section’s Workers’

Compensation Midwinter

Conference on March 11, 2016,

in New Orleans, La.

Dr. Matthew Geromi

(biology),

was named associate medical

director at Magellan Health/Blue

Shield of California in San Diego.

1997

Darren Hengst ’99

(theater) has

become the drama department

chair at the Haverford School in

Haverford, Pa. A fellow alumnus

who Darren looked up to as a

student,

Matt Kator ’97

(theater),

is the theatre department chair

at Tower Hill School in

Wilmington, Del.

1999

Heather Myers

(music)

accepted the position of IT

training specialist with Weis

Markets, Inc. located in Sunbury,

Pa. Heather volunteers for

a number of organizations

including: Central PA Hugh

O’Brian Youth Leadership

Seminar, several dance and

theater groups and Toys for

Tots. For the past five years,

she has received the Gold Level

President’s Volunteer Service

Award for volunteering more

than 500 hours per year.

Lauren Lawson-Zilai

(English

literature) was named the

PR News PR Professional of

the Year in the Nonprofit/

Association category for her

role in leading communication

efforts that led to increased

donations, as well as increased

awareness for her organization,

Goodwill Industries International.

In addition, she was awarded

the PR News Top Women in

PR award. The inaugural award

honors the top 40 female PR

professionals

nationally who

1990

Yvonne (Harley) Lehman

(business management)

was approved as a board

member for the Greater

Clearfield Area Chamber of

Commerce and appointed as

marketing chairperson. She

is the president of RayMark

Broadcasting Co. Inc. and

works with her father as sales

manager of WOKW 102.9 FM,

their family-owned radio station

in Clearfield, Pa.

1991

Eric Zerbe

(English) was

promoted to creative director

at Quattro, a full-service ad

agency in Berwyn, Pa. He

oversees content and design

development for clients such

as Ditech Mortgage, Mutual of

Omaha, Banfield Pet Hospital,

Evergreen Health and U.S.

Bank. Eric joined Quattro as a

senior copywriter in September

2014. He lives in Wilmington,

Del., with his wife

Kristin

(Spengler) ’92

(music) and

their two sons.

1993

David Becher, Ph.D.,

(business

management) earned a

doctorate in higher education

management in the executive

program at the University of

Pennsylvania in April.

Alison

(Greenberg)

Plessinger,

Ph.D.,

(psychology)

joined the

federal

healthcare

advisory

practice at Grant Thornton, LLP,

in Alexandria, Va., as a manager

providing communications,

change management and

strategy advice to the

Department of Veterans Affairs.

She is also an adjunct associate

professor of communication

studies at the University of

Maryland University College.

Jayme (Yerger) Prokop

(theater) accepted a position

as a third-grade teacher

at St. Joseph School in

Mechanicsburg, Pa., in the

Harrisburg Diocese, where she

advises after school clubs and

theatre programs. She is also

a cheerleading coach for the

Good Shepherd Rams, Camp

Hill, Pa.

Karin (Plummer) Botto

(theater) and two colleagues

published an article in

the

Journal of Jesuit

Business Education

entitled,

“Contributing to an Ignatian

Perspective on Leadership” in

June. Botto was also a featured

speaker over the summer for

Lycoming College football alumni gather on June 6, 2015, at the Thomas

J. Hartman, Sr., memorial scholarship fundraiser for Bishop McDevitt High

School. In attendance was Gene Gibbons ’92, Ed Dougherty ’92, Steve

Goodwin ’92, Gerry Lanoza, Bob Frazier ’93, Cory Sheridan ’94, Tom Hart-

man ’92, Darrin Kenney ’92, Dan Greenberg ’92, Jerry Gibbons, Jim Muth

’92, Tim Kinney ’94, Vic Olear ’91, Rob Klump ’95, Mike Clark ’93 and Andy

Durkin ’95.

1995

Michael Bonislawski

(nursing),

lieutenant commander, served

as a direct care provider for

the United States Public Health

Service in Monrovia, Liberia, for

two months in February 2015,

caring for those affected by

the Ebola epidemic. In 2014,

Bonislawski deployed with

the USPHS to our nation’s

borders for the Unaccompanied

Children’s Mission. He joined

the Federal Bureau of Prisons

in 2009 and currently serves

as the Northeast Regional

nurse consultant for the

prison system managing

programmatic nursing functions

for 16 locations.

Michael Bonislawski ’95

Dr. Allison

Plessinger ’93

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