> www.rowanmagazine.com
subscribe feedback
> features > departments > class notes > back issues > services > resources
class notes links
> alumni homepages
> alumni sidebars
  Dave Girgenti ’94
Julissa Marenco ’97
Barbara Mathewson ’71
> rowan kids
  Junior Prof picts
> snapshots
  We had a great time and we have the pictures to prove it
> submit a class note
  What’s news with you?

Our Sympathies

Edna W. Wilson ’33
Frances Marea Duncan
Patterson ’36
Bernice Taylor Bullock ’51
Paul D. DeMarco ’55, M’64
Sandra Posnak ’56
Sylvia Williams ’57
Judi Levay ’60
Stuart M. McKenzie ’63
John E. Welch ’66
Patricia L. Fowler
McCormick ’68
Milton W. Glenn Jr. M’73
Marie K. Gresco M’73
Donna L. Mosley ’73
Bertha Nolan ’74
Karen Wain Savoth ’74
Dorothy M. Hildreth ’67, M’70
Kenneth A. Hofer ’75
Raymond J. Montemurro ’75
Lorraine V. Culbertson M’76
Salvatore J. Esposito ’77
Mary Ann Cook M’79
John J. Cusmano ’80
Paula K. Grams ’76, M’83
Grace C. Evanosich
Kiermeier ’83
Elizabeth A. Mears ’83
Sean E. Simon ’00
Eric E. Levinson ’05

Faculty,staff & friends
Patricia Demetor
Ronald Hawk
Carl Heldman ’93, M’97
Peter Jaeger
Francis G. Looney ’68, M’73
Owen Metcalf
Birger Myksvoll
Jonas C. Reighn Sr.
Rudolph Salati ’43
John M. Sooy ’55
Barbara Stanwood

surf for notes:
| 50s | 60s | 70s | 80s | 90s | 00s


The 70s

Cheryl J. Moore ’70 won the 2005 New Jersey Poetry Society Carol Mohr Wimberg Memorial Award for her poem “As a Mourning Poet.” She was also nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize for “A Winter Poem.”

Kathleen Woodruff Wickham ’71 published “The Role of the Clarion-Ledger in the Adoption of the 1982 Education Reform Act: Winning the Pulitzer Prize” (Edwin Mellen Press), an academic study of the Jackson, Miss., newspaper. The Clarion-Ledger won the 1983 Gold Medal for Public Service for coverage of the legislative battle. Kathleen is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi. This is her third book.

Linda DiPasquale Morello ’72, M’77 is enjoying retirement in Summerfield, Fla. In 2006, she won the Woman’s Day magazine’s “Make Mom’s Day Sweepstakes.” She shared her prize, a Princess cruise for four to the Caribbean Islands, with her two daughters and her son-in-law.

Daniel Cirucci M’72 received the E.A. “Wally” Richter Leadership Award from the National Association of Bar Executives’ Communication Section for his law-related public relations work. He is a corporate communication lecturer at Penn State Abington.

Michael W. Bull ’73, M’75 retired from the Pennsauken School District in July. He was a health and physical education teacher for the first 10 years and a guidance counselor for the last 23. He was inducted into the Pennsauken High School Sports Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a field hockey and softball coach.

Linda Solomon Coppinger ’73 is an Alzheimer’s Association regional executive director. Her region includes Delaware, South Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania. She previously worked with the South Jersey Pines Council of the Girl Scouts.

Noelle Sickels M’73 published her third book, The Medium, a historical novel set in 1940s New Jersey and published by Five Star Publishing.

Leslie Daddario ’74 is manager of the Superior Court Family Division for Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem counties.

Sweeney McKennan ’74 (Gamma Tau Sigma) teaches at Manchester Township High School. As the girls’ basketball team head coach, he set a school record for most wins in a season (23). He was named coach of the year and finished the season with the number one girls’ team in Ocean County.

Alyce Parker ’74 is vice president of public affairs for Harrah’s Entertainment’s Atlantic City operations.

Joe Higgins ’75 lost his wife of just 19 months when she passed away in April. He has moved to Wintersville, Ohio, to live near friends.

Marie Natale ’75, M’79 will display her watercolor paintings at the Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May from May 15 through June 30. The exhibit, named “Summer Sisters,” celebrates the families that return to the shore every summer. She presented a painting demonstration to the Essex Watercolor Club in October. She was also awarded the Magali Gottesthal Memorial Award at the New Jersey Water Color Society show. She teaches watercolor privately and creates gift products and containers which are sold at national chain stores.

Gary Bennett M’76 retired after 38 years at the Camden County Technical Schools.

Gloria Bonilla Santiago ’76 received the 2007 National Mujer Award from the National Hispana Leadership Institute. She is the founder of the LEAP Academy University Charter School in Camden. She has also secured $3 million in external support to help create the Rutgers Early Learning Research Academy.

Phillip M. Jones ’76 is senior pastor at Central Presbyterian Church in Summit. He and his wife of 23 years, Susan, have two sons, Joshua and Benjamin.

Susan Kelly ’76 was awarded the eighth annual Excellence in Education Award from the 10th District Office of the New Jersey Legislature. Selected from among 100-plus teachers in Ocean and Monmouth counties, she was eligible for the award because she was named 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year at Toms River High School North. She teaches advanced placement English.

Gale Chabora Lagomarsino ’76 and her husband, Peter, married in 1996. She has been a school nurse in the Garfield School System for more than 26 years. Gale also started a jewelry company, Life’s a Beach by Gale.

Lawrence J. Reader M’76 is executive director of Temporal Services for the Diocese of Camden.

Katherine Ruhl ’76 retired from teaching after 30 years in Pennsauken. She is an independent home consultant for Longaberger Co.

John Singer ’76 was named the 2008 Delaware Middle School Technology Education Teacher of the Year and will receive the International Technology Education Association Teacher Excellence Award in Utah. This is the second time he has received these awards. John is also the Delaware Air Force Association State Teacher of the Year. He resides in New Castle, Del., and teaches technology education in the Brandywine School District.

Sam Carchidi ’77 was inducted into the South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame in November. His third book, Standing Tall: The Kevin Everett Story (Triumph Books, 2008) was released Jan. 31 and describes the challenge the former Buffalo Bills tight end faced in recovering from a spinal cord injury. Carchidi, a sports columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, also wrote Bill Campbell—The Voice of Philadelphia Sports and cowrote Miracle in the Making: The Adam Taliaferro Story.

James Jameson ’77 retired from the Deptford School District in March 2007 after teaching 29 years. He is an associate director in the New Jersey Education Association’s research division working in pensions and benefits. James lives in Barnsboro with his wife, Lynn, daughter, Jennifer, and son, Ryan.

Karen Grib Johnson ’77 is director of communications for PSE&G in Newark. She, her husband, Greg, and their two children live in Wayne.

Edward H. Rusk ’78 is pastor of the Bethesda United Methodist Church in Swedesboro. He and his wife of 36 years, Sherri, have two daughters.

Patricia Martinelli ’78 published True Crime: New Jersey (Stackpole Books) in September. The book is an overview of six of New Jersey’s most famous criminal cases, starting with the 1932 Lindbergh kidnapping. Patricia also wrote Haunted Delaware and cowrote Haunted New Jersey.

Tobi Schwartz-Cassell ’78 is the editor in chief of Girlfriendz: The Thinking Woman’s Magazine. She started the magazine with two other businesswomen. For more information, visit www.girlfriendzmag.com.

Cindy Lenahan ’79 was named Salem County Teacher of the Year. She teaches kindergarten at Mary Shoemaker Elementary School in Woodstown.

Submit a class note.

> in memory