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James Castagnoli M’80 retired as trial court administrator for the state court district covering Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties. He is a lifelong Vineland resident. He has one son, one daughter and four grandchildren.

Glenn Drake ’80 opened the eighth location of his real estate company, Drake Realty, in Henry County, Ga. Drake’s first office, which opened in Marietta, Ga. 15 years ago, was the first real estate company in Atlanta to give its agents with an alternative to the traditional real estate model. Drake Realty now employs over 600 company agents.

Debra Harry ’81 displayed her fabric art at the Ocean City Arts Center.

Carol Wasson VanLiew ’81 and her husband, Roger VanLiew ’79, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in July. They have two sons, Matthew, 22, and Timothy, 17. Roger manages a Perkins restaurant in Upper Darby, Pa. Carol teaches handicapped students in the Bridgeton School District. She also referees high school soccer and basketball and college basketball. The VanLiews live in Deptford.

Maureen Larkin ’82 is the City of Margate court administrator. She is also president of the Municipal Court Administrators of New Jersey.

Jill Delin ’82 completed 25 years of service with the Bridgewater Police Department. She is a patrol lieutenant. Jill and her two daughters, Meg, 20, and Kelsey, 14, live in Raritan.

Maureen Bilda ’83 is vice principal for student activities and athletics at Deptford Township High School.

Scot W. Merkle ’83 is retiring after more than 24 years in the Army. In December, he graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a master’s degree in Asian Studies.

Donald Smith ’83 is a lieutenant in the Randolph Police Department in Morris County. He is a patrol division commander.

Barbara Stevenson ’83, M’90 is a realtor with Century 21 Hughes-Riggs in Mullica Hill.

Frank Chmielewicz ’84 is postmaster at Hilton Head Island, S.C. He and his wife, Sylvia, have three children, Frankie, Heather and Suzi, and one grandchild, AJ.

Joseph F. Ciapanna ’84 is assistant vice president/commercial lender at The Bank. He is on Atlantic City radio station 103.7 WMGM-FM on Saturdays and Sundays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. He also owns Joey Shoes LLC, a television production company.

Richard J. Simone ’84 is senior vice president and commercial sales manager for commercial and industrial lending at Susquehanna Patriot Bank in Vineland.

Loretta Stec ’84 is working on dental hygiene certification and is considering pursuing a master’s degree. She hopes to hear from friends at 843-530-1064.

Soterios “Steve” Vrontis ’84 recently moved back to his native home of Cyprus. He wishes the best for his fellow GSC/Rowan alumni, especially the class of 1984. Friends can contact Steve at soteriosv@yahoo.com.

David Vest ’85 has been selected to work on the Programme Cost and Schedule Controls system for the 2012 Olympics in London. The project deals with urban development, much like what was done at the Baltimore Harbor some years ago. He lives in a new area of London called Canary Wharf and is enjoying the people and country. He credits much of his success to his Rowan professors who encouraged him to “work outside the box” even before it was a catch phrase.

Viola Thomas Hughes ’86 was honored by Kappa Alpha Psi as a Black Woman of Achievement in October. As Fairfield Township’s mayor, she was the first black female mayor in Cumberland County and the second in the state.

Daniel McManus ’86 (Delta Kappa Epsilon) and his wife, Janine, announce the birth of triplets Justin, Dayna and Joseph. The family lives in Brick.

Darren Hickman ’87, M’00 is the Egg Harbor Township High School principal.

Barbara Chamberlain ’88 was honored by Nursing Spectrum magazine as a national “Nurse Hero” for saving the life of a fellow volunteer at Gettysburg National Military Park three years ago. She is the corporate director of clinical education and research at the Kennedy Health System.

Stephen R. Jones ’88 has opened a practice in general law in Pitman. A Widener School of Law graduate, he is a lifelong Pitman resident.

Kathi Cunningham Pearsall ’88 is calling all 1984-85 residents of Mullica Hall to gather at the 2008 Homecoming for a 20-year reunion. Contact her at rtksmom@hotmail.com.

Brenda F. Blake ’89 has joined Metropolitan Who’s Who, an organization that provides networking solutions for executives, professionals and entrepreneurs.

Francie Barone Josephsen ’89, M’95 and her husband, Fred, have two children, Dillon and Olivia. They live in Northfield. Francie keeps in touch with Beth Bond Boucher, Dori Loper Bryant and Nancy Geiger Clark, all Class of 1989, and Ellen Suiter Doering ’95.

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