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Engagements, Marriages and Anniversaries:

Amy Ellington (Shialabba), '98, Physical Therapy, married Jason Ellington October 13, 2007. They honeymooned in Jamaica. Amy works as lead physical therapist for Hand and Rehabilitation of North Carolina Eden clinic and they reside just outside of Greensboro, NC. Amy earned her DPT in 2006 from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Jamie Kozak , '98, Business Admin. - Sport Management, and her fiancee are engaged to be married November 6th, 2010 and they just moved into their new home in Teaneck, NJ. Jamie has recently been promoted to Principal Consultant at Xerox in New York City.

Heather Stefanik (Lawson), '98, PT, was married to Robb Stefanik on July 15, 2000.

Michelle Rozanski (Tollar), '00, Physical Therapy, and her husband,Michael L. Rozanski 98 Physical Therapy, would like to announce the birth of our daughter Sage Marie Rozanski, born on November 30, 2010. Sage joins big brother Ross, 2.

Deborah Swain (Perreault), '00, Physician Assistant, married Stephen Swain, Physician Assistant '00, in September 2004.

Morgan Cruz (Bonney), '01, Elementary Education and Special Educati, married Christopher Cruz on May 16, 2009 at Boldt Castle in Alexandria Bay. She completed her Masters Degree in Reading and Literacy from Walden University in 2005. Megan is currently teaching for the Union Springs School District. They are living in CNY.

Dan Curtis , '01, Physical Therapy, married Laura Papke Spencer on August 15, 2009 in Orlando, FL where they currently reside. They honeymooned in the Bahamas. Dan currently practice as a Physical Therapist and outpatient supervisor at a hospital-based rehab. Rounding out their new family is his wife's daughter, Lindsay. They are currently expecting our first child May 2010.

Brian Solecki , '01, Physical Therapy, married Rajitha Abraham '01 on February 16, 2002. They have two sons, Sawyer, born December 04,2005, and Kingston, born June 04, 2007.

Jim Tempest , '01, Physical Therapy, and Caterina Caiazza were married on August 4, 2007.

Meredith Sillick (Webb), '02, Social Work, married Dave Sillick in July 7 2006 and reside in Colden, NY.

Raymond Graf , '03, History & Government Education, married Kathryn Belliotti, '06, Art. They honeymooned in Aruba and are currently residing in West Seneca. Ray is a teacher in Silver Creek, NY and Kate is the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving for Daemen College.

Karen Moronski-Chapman (Moronski), '03, Mathematics, and William Chapman were married October 16, 2010 in downtown Buffalo, NY. The couple honeymooned in New Zealand.

Jackie Reed (Barnes), '03, Elementary & Special Education, and her husband, Bryan Reed, Physical Therapy 2002, welcomed the birth of their second child, Carly on March 9, 2010. She joins big brother Kaleb.

Katie Stahl (Johnson), '03, Psychology, was married to Jonathan Stahl in 2007 at Desert Chapel Church in Palm Springs, CA. They live in Palm Springs, and Katie just completed her Master's degree in Educational Psychology and is working as an educational therapist. Katie and Jonathan spend their time hiking, camping, and being involved in their church ministry.

Emily Gollwitzer (Gollwitzer), '04, Special Education and Elementary Educati, was married in September of 2008 to Jay Scannell is Lake Placid, NY. They have been living in Tempe for the last five years. She is graduating with her doctorate in Educational Leadership this October 2009. She is currently working as a Special Education Teacher in the Tempe Elementary School District.

Erik Iversen , '04, Doctor of Physical Therapy, is engaged to Melissa Forsythe, a Physician Assistant student. The wedding is planned for September 2008.

Katie Martin , '04, Elementary and Special Education, announces her engagement to Kevin Miller. The couple resides in Cape Coral, Florida. A July 2011 wedding is planned in Buffalo, New York. Katie is currently a special education teacher in Cape Coral, Florida. Kevin is a Commercial Real Estate Broker with Titan Real Estate Advisors in Florida.

Kathryn Shoemaker (Rehak), '04, Accounting, Married Mark Shoemaker, Accounting '04, on October 4, 2008.

Lauren Metzger , '05, Psychology, and Michael Jaeger became engaged on 5/16/2010 in Spragebrook Park in Colden, NY. A July 23, 2010 wedding is planned at Park Country Club in Williamsville, NY.

Sheree Morrison-Henry , '05, Health Care Studies, became engaged to Sean James on November 2, 2010. They are expecting their first child April 21, 2011.

Katherine Parks , '05, Art Education, annouces her engagement.

Nina Zehr , '05, English, is engaged to Justin Sheehan. The ceremony will take place in the Adirondack mountain area on July 9th, 2011.

Kara Ann Cartwright , '06, Childhood/Special Education, and her fiance, Michael, became engaged on the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve 2008. They are very happy and excited for their 2011 wedding.

Colby Damon (Ziegler), '06, Nursing, was married to Sean Damon on September 20, 2008.

David Denk , '06, Art, annouces his engagement to Stephanie Willman. Their wedding will take place October 17, 2008. They are making their home in West Seneca, NY.

David Denk , '06, Sculpture, David Denk, '06 Sculpture, wed the love of his life, Stephanie Willman, on October 17th, 2008. Mr. and Mrs. Denk have recently purchased their first home and currently reside in Lakeview, NY.

Amanda DePasquale (DelBel), '06, Elementary/Special Education, was married on August 30, 2008 to Christopher DePasquale (Physical Therepy, 2005). They now reside in Providence, RI.

Taryn DiRienzo (Shevlin), '06, Childhood Education and Students with Di, recently was married this past July to her husband Mike DiRienzo! They were married in Kenmore, NY and had their reception at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.

Lindsey Hall (Haggmark), '06, Art Education, was married in July of 2008. The couple is living in Rochester and Lindsey is teaching art.

Allen Weston , '06, Graphic Design, was recently engaged to Peggy Funnell. They will be marrying within the next year and plan on residing in Cheektowaga. Allen is nearing completion of his MBA degree in Business Administration at Medialle College. Upon completion of his MBA, he will be moving up quickly through the ranks at Greatbatch Medical.

Bridgett Donnelly (Fuller), '07, Psychology, married Joshua Donnelly in May 2011.

Jennifer Hallinan , '07, Art Education, is engaged to Nicholas Licata.

Tera Kane , '07, Individualized Studies, became engaged on December 29, 2010 to Eric Gibbs.

Jennifer Kish , '07, Elementary Education with Inclusion, is engaged to be married. The couple is planning a November 2010 wedding.

Jennifer Licata (Hallinan), '07, Art Education, was married October 23, 2010.

Jennifer Licata (Hallinan), '07, Art Education, was married October 23, 2010 to Nicholas Licata.

Jennifer Speaks (Kish), '07, Elementary Edu/ Inclusion, was married November 7, 2010. She also finished her masters degree December 18, 2010.

Randi Cattoi , '08, Biochemistry, became engaged to her to her fiance, Nick, after a Nickelback concert in front of the band. Randi was extremely excited to meet lead singer Chad Kroeger and almost fainted when Nick proposed in front of him!

Michelle Day (Kmentt), '08, Graphic Design, married Amherst native James Day on Saturday, July 31, 2010. The two celebrated their ceremony at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Buffalo and their reception was held at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Amherst. The couple currently resides in Tonawanda. Mr. and Mrs. Day plan to enjoy their new marriage and look forward to their future together!

Jared Fink , '08, Natural Science, became engaged to Shawna LeFort in May of 2008. They are planning a destination wedding in the Virgin Islands on June 30th of 2009.

Ryan Hejmanowski , '08, Natural Science, is engaged to Jennifer Butler (Class of 2007 BA English)in June of 2009.

Michelle Kmentt , '08, Graphic Design, and James Day of Amherst, NY are excited to announce their engagement which happened in January 2009. The couple plans a July 2010 wedding. Michelle and James currently reside in Tonawanda, NY.

Heather Maier (Best), '08, Education, married Todd Maier on December 6, 2008. The couple honeymooned in Aruba and currently reside in Depew, NY

Carla Wokersien , '08, Art Education, annouces her engagement. She was proposed to while in Las Vegas and the couple plans to marry in 2010.

Laura Becker , '09, Health Care Studies, became engaged to Daryl Ryan on December 26, 2009. The wedding was held July 30,2011 in Pine City, NY. Laura is currently attending UB for a Masters in Public Health and Daryl also attends UB for a Masters in Architecture.

Sara Galda (Barlow), '09, English Adol. Edu., was married this past August '09 to Jason Galda, an '08 Mechanical Engineering graduate of UMass Lowell. They currently residing in Lancaster, NY.

Tamara Musielak , '09, Early Childhood Education, Became engaged to Christopher M. Ronald at Disneys Magic Kingdom. they will be married in September 2011

Dawn Marinaccio , '10, Social Work, announces her engagement to Brian Seguin. A September 2011 wedding is being planned.

Vincent Primiano , '10, Social Work, is engaged to Caitlyn Lam. She has a 20 month old daughter of which he am taking on as my own! We are a happy family, hard working, and will be married either on the 28th or 29th of July, 2012!!!

Gabe Renzi , '10, Physical Therapy, is engaged to Jessica Jenney,2009, Physical Therapy.

Pamela Rowles , '10, Business Administration, became engaged this spring to Gene Crist. They are planning a Summer 2012 wedding. They also have a daughter, Emily born March 5, 2005.

Ashley Williams , '10, Early Childhood/Special Education, is engaged to Kanayo N. Oweazim. A July 28, 2012 wedding is being planned. Ashley is a first grade teacher at The Dutch Broadway Elementry School, in the Elmont Union Free School District, Elmont, NY.


Jill Brown (Debus), '86, Physical Therapy, and her husband Theodore welcomed their third child, Annaliese Elizabeth on April 2, 2007. She joins older sisters Laurel and Melissa.

Charles Miller , '88, Biology, and his wife Keri would like to announce the birth of our second daughter. Alexandra Corrine Miller was born on March 2nd. She is the baby sister of 3 year old Jacqueline.

Laura Pisarcik , '89, Special Education, gave birth to a son, Stephen Michael, on November 21, 2006.

Michelle Steffens (Albrecht), '92, Accounting, and her husband, Harry were blessed with a baby girl, Elizabeth Michelle, born March 18 2009. She joins her siblings: Carolynn (7), James (6), Michael (5), and Timothy (3).

Peter Bohrer , '93, Acounting, and his wife welcomed their daughter, Christina Lynn Bohrer born Feb 27th 2009. She joins brother Alexander Bruce Bohrer, who was born Dec 13th 2005. The family resides in Livonia, NY.

Alan Turner , '93, Business Administration, has recently been named the new President & CEO of the United Way of Southwest Alabama, in Mobile, AL. Most recently, Alan was the President & CEO for the United Way of West Tennessee. Also, along with his wife, Stephanie, and their seven year old son, Andrew, Alan is proud to announce the birth of our new little girl, Sara Evelyne Turner. She was born 7/11/11 in Jackson, Tennessee. She weighed 8 lbs 3 ozs.

Todd Hoeffs , '94, Art Education, and his wife Jennifer announce the birth of their daughter, Georgia Lily Ellyn, born August 28, 2007. She joins her two brothers, Jonah (5) and Nick (4), who were adopted at birth from African exchange students.

Amy Lupejkis (Winnicki), '96, Psychology, announced the birth of her second child, Ian Christopher, on September 27, 2007.

Maria McKendry (Balzer), '96, Physical Therapy, welcomed her third child on August 14, 2007. Grace Elizabeth joins her siblings, Emily Rose and Brendan Thomas.

Amber Turner (Palermo), '96, Nursing, and her husband Matthew welcomed their second child on August 8, 2007. Margot Evelyn weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz. She has an older sister named Eleanor.

Tracy Martin (Schilling), '97, Psychology, and her husband, Darren, welcomed their second child, Kate Morgan on February 15, 2011. She weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz. and measured 20 in. long. She joins big brother, Jack Matthew, who turns 3 in May.

Lisa Gohn (Siener), '98, Physical Therapy, and her husband, Howard and I welcomed their daughter, Ella Adeline,on February 13, 2009. She joins her brothers Aidan and Jaxon.

Kristin Longhouse (Dahl), '98, Elementary/Special Education, and her husband, Michael, welcomed their first child, Joseph Daniel, on August 6, 2010.

Alisha Tenbus (Owen), '98, Physical Therapy, and her husband Greg Tenbus had a son, Braden Max Tenbus, on June 13, 2010.

Mary Beach (Dudzic), '99, Special Education, and husband Nate Beach, '99 Physical Therapy, welcomed their second daughter, Lily Grace on April 26, 2009. Lily joins her sister Ella Rayne.

Mary Beach (Dudzic), '99, Special Education, and husband Nate Beach, Physical Therapy '99, welcomed their second daughter, Lily Grace on April 26, 2009. Lily joins her sister, Ella Rayne.

Erin Cook (Scee), '99, Physical Therapy, Erin (Scee) Cook '99 PT and Jeremy Cook '99 PT were married August 31, 2002. They welcomed their daughter Shayna Nicole in December 2006. They also celebrated the birth and mourned the passing of their daughter Ella Rose in July 2008. They are currently beginning the adoption process.

Jennifer Pachol (Rickard), '99, Physical Therapy, and husband Eric announce the birth of their son, Keilan Michael, born on January 18, 2007.

Jennifer Pachol (Rickard), '99, Physical Therapy, welcomed a boy born on April 22 20009 named Cole William Pachol. He joins his brother Keilan.

Erin Judge (Shooshan), '00, Physician Assistant, and her husband welcomed their second baby girl, Juliana Grace November 6th 2008.

Rebecca Kasinski (Zak), '00, Elementary Education, and her husband John announce the birth of their son, Charles Thomas, born on October 15, 2007. He joins his sister, Claire, who is 3 years old.

Kristen Klyczek (Arent), '00, Physical Therapy, and husband Mark are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Allison Mackenzie, born on April 18, 2007.

Elisabeth Renczkowski (Sugar), '00, psychology, and her husband Dan, who also attended Daemen, welcomed their first child; a beautiful boy named Toby Nathaniel, on October 9, 2008.

Morgan Cruz (Bonney), '01, Elementary Education/Special Education, welcomed a daughter, Markana Amore Bonney Cruz, born on February 18, 2010 at 7:01 am. She weighed 7lbs 8 oz and was 20.5" long. She is named after both her grandfathers who sadly have passed away.

Robert Kordylewski , '01, Physical Therapy, and his wife Dawn welcomed their first baby girl, Ella Sophia on June 23rd, 2009.

Mary Radomski (Keesler), '01, Social Work, gave birth to triplet girls on December 30, 2007. Katelyn Elizabeth, Lauryn Christine, and Jordyn Amelia

Melissa Schmidt (Krawczyk), '01, Elementary & Special Education, and her husband Adam had thier second baby on March 10, 2009. His name is Ryan Benjamin.

Brian Solecki , '01, Physical Therapy, and his wife, Rajitha Abraham '01 annouce the birth of their son, Kingston, born June 04, 2007. He joins big brother Sawyer, born December 04, 2005.

Stacy Wentworth (DeFazio), '01, Physical Therapy, and husband Jason Wentworth welcomed their twins, Addison and Tyler on September 28, 2010.

Denise Charlebois (Rendell), '02, Physical Therapy, and her husband, Stephen Charlebois (Daemen Physical Therapy 2002) welcomed their first son, Andrew Connor on February 3, 2009.

Amanda Coburn (Bishop), '02, Psychology, annouces the birth of her second child, Isabelle Judith Rae on June 15th, 2008. She and her husband just built their dream home in Ellicottville, NY.

Penny Grippen (Cieply), '02, Special/ Elementary Education, annouces the birth of their second child, Kylie, in August, 2008. They now have a boy and a girl!

Stacey Kalenik (Kraft), '02, English, and her husband Peter announce the birth of twins, Jack Anthony and Sarah Renee, on August 9, 2007.

Meredith Sillick (Webb), '02, Social Work, welcomed her son, Tyler James, on January 16, 2008.

Amanda Smith (Staniszewski), '02, Physical Therapy, and husband Jeffrey announce the birth of twins, Ella Claire and Jacob Ethan, born on June 23, 2007.

Valerie Stilb (Pempsell), '02, Physician Assistant, and he husband, Brandon, welcomed their first child, a daughter, Zo Riley, born on January 2nd.

Marie Voorhees (Smith), '02, Physical Therapy, welcomes her first born son, Benjamin Voorhees, born April 26, 2010.

Denise Gottschalk (Stelmack), '02, Physical Therapy, and her husband welcomed their son, Evan Robert born January 26th 2009. He joins our big sister, Leah Catherine who is two years old.

Dawn Dolan , '03, Physician Assistant, and her husband, Peter Trabold, welcomed their second child - Lyla Dawn Dolan Trabold. She was born on March 6, 2010.

Jennifer Rossman (Koenig), '03, Education, and her husband, Phil, would like to announce the birth of their first child on March 8, 2011. His name is G. Philip Rossman IV, and they call him Philip.

Randi Sears (Smith), '03, Elementary and Special Education, and her husband Alan welcomed their second child, a girl, Ava Marie on March 3, 2011.

Amanda Price (Marrer), '03, BS Elementary & Special Ed--MS Special E, & her husband Christopher welcomed their first child into the world on May 4, 2010! Her name is Calista Rose Price. She is being called by both Calista and Cali. She is absolutely beautiful--pure perfection! We feel so blessed to have our daughter in our lives and are enjoying every minute!

Geoffrey Abraskin , '05, Physical Therapy, and his wife, Jessica, welcomed identical twin girls named Addison and Alyssa on May 13th, 2010. Addison weighed 3 lbs 3 oz and Alyssa weighed 2 lbs 8 oz. Both girls are doing well!

Bethany Felicita (Sick), '05, Psychology, and her husband, James, Political Science '05, welcome the birth of their daughter, Carly Grace. She was born on March 31, 2011.

Lynzee Heltemes (Salerno), '05, Natural Science, and her husband Jeremy welcome son Jack Steven born December 1, 2008

Sheree James (Morrison-Henry), '05, Health Care Studies, and her husband, Sean, would like to announce the birth of their son, Devin Asher James. He was born April 25th, 2011.

Holly Mathe (Smith), '05, Physician Assistant Studies, and her husband, Garth Mathe, would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Lynn Mathe. She was born May 31, 2009.

Rachel Reed (Wistner), '05, Childhood Special Education, and her husband, Nicolas, would like to announce the birth of our son, Logan Alexander. He was born on January 28,2011.

Jessica Scholze (Borek), '05, Social Work, and her husband Dan welcomed their son Zachary Daniel into the world on July 8, 2009.

Sara Theriault (Goetz), '05, Education, and her husband, Spencer, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Landon, born on August 6, 2010.

Laurie Trzepacz (Stahrr), '05, Graphic Design, and her husband Tom welcomed their second child, Matthew Theodore, into the world on Dec. 8, 2010. His big brother Chucky is very proud of him and a great little helper!

Arin Wood , '05, Physical Therapy, would like to announce the birth of a baby girl, Alicia Leigh, born February 28,2011 8lb 14 oz. Arin was also recently promoted to physical medicine and rehabilitation clinical coordinator at the Bath VAMC.

Shona Beattie (Robbins), '06, English Education, welcomed her second daughter, Lilian in June 2008. She joins big sister Ryen.

Peter Johnson , '06, History / Sec. Ed., and his fiancee Courteney welcomed a baby boy on May 4th 2009. Peter and Courteney plan for a May 2010 wedding.

Kelly White (Barton), '06, Health Care Studies, and her husband Brenton had a baby boy, Camden, on March 16, 2009.

Kari Achatz (Flanders), '07, Art, and her husband Adam, welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby girl named Isabella Marie Achatz, on July 11, 2011.

Jessica Burke , '07, Physical Therapy, and Peter Morales are happy to announce the birth of their son Alexander David Morales on October 3, 2008. He weighed 6 lbs 14 oz and was 22 1/2 inches long!

Julia Kennel (Bonkowski), '08, Education, was married to Brandon Kennel in July 2008 and their son Matthew Andrew was born February 16th 2011. Julia is a 4th Grade Teacher in the Baltimore City Schools and completed her Masters at Towson State University this past January.

Class Notes:

Mary O'Connor , '64, English/Education, is one of the Women of Jewelia and co-authored a national best selling book entitled The Necklace: thirteen women and the experiment that transformed their lives written by Cheryl Jarvis. The Women of Jewelia are currently involved with the Hershey Co. in a national campaign benefitting the Young Survival Coalition.

Suzanne Fortner (Cole), '66, English, is retired and living in Northern California.

Annmarie George (Bernadowicz), '66, music education, recently received the highest honor given to a faculty member at Gannon Univeristy this past April 16th,2010 when she was named the Distinguished Professor of 2010-2011 at Gannon University. A Savrosky crystal apple and plaque was presented to her by Gannon's President Antoine Garibaldi. On October 1, 2010 her photo portrait was unveiled in the Gallery of Distinguished Professors located in the first floor main hall of the Palumbo Academic Building. Professor George is only the seventh woman on the faculty of Gannon University to receive this distinguished honor. She is a previous recipient of the Daemen College Distinguished Alumna Award in 2008-2009.Professor George has just completed her year as the President of Gannon University's Faculty Senate from 2009-2010 and served as Vice-President of the Faculty Senate from 2008-2009. Her service and dedication to Gannon still continues with the research and writing of the Program Notes for the Erie Chamber Orchestra that is housed at Gannon University. She has been doing these Program Notes since 1985. Annmarie also serves on the Board of Governors for the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra and on the Board of Directors for the Greater Erie Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Patricia Rhoton (Holden), '69, Sociology, went to graduate school, married, had two wonderful children, then retired after working full time in research administraion for over 33 years. Found that after a lifetime of multitasking, retirement was not enough. She returned to work part time and found that was enough to keep her out of trouble and still leave her time for the rest of my life.

Jane Cordts (Kodela), '71, Psychology, First Niagara recently named Jane (Kodela) Cordts Senior Vice President and Manager of Government Services.

Joanne Capone , '72, History & Government, was elected to serve on the Board of New York State Democrats for Life.

Carol Golyski (Kane), '73, Medical Technology, was recently inducted into Alpha Mu Tau Honorary Fraternity at the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California. Sponsored by the ASCLS, Alpha Mu Tau recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of Clinical Laboratory Science on a national level. She completed a three year term of office on the ASCLS Board of Directors.

Marilyn Kragbe (Foote), '74, Elementary Education, has published a faith based children's book with Tate Publishing. Her first book signing was held at the Albright Knox Art Gallery. She has been working for the last eight years with Daemen College's Teacher Leadership Quality Program, under the directorship of Jeff Arnold. Through this program, she has also have published a Learning Experience on Daemen's website entitled, "Seeing With Scientific Eyes."

Bonnie Cassidy (Szymoniak), '78, Medical Record Administration, was recently appointed the Vice President for Product Management of Health Information Management Product at QuadraMed Corporation. Last year Bonnie was elected President-Elect of the American Health Information Management Association and will be serving as the 2011 President of AHIMA.

Patricia Cipolla (Swiatek), '79, Social Work, is employed by Erie Co DSS. She spent 21 years at a non-profit Adult Care Facility, United Church Home.

Gene Morreale , '79, Medical Records, was appointed Chief Executive Officer by the Oneida Healthcare Center Board of Trustees.

Thomas Collins , '82, Business Administration, was promoted to Senior Digital Operations Manager of the FujiFilm facility in Greenwood, SC.

Ron Kozlowski , '84, Business, was named Supervisor of the Year by the Buffalo Federal Executive Board in its annual Excellence in government Awards for his work and leadership.

Karen Miller (Cuddy), '87, Special Education, has been hired as the new principal of Ohio Street Elementary School in North Tonawanda, NY.

Michele Drumm (Cushman), '91, Humanities, has been named the Manager for Annual Giving at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Foundation for Philanthropy in Arlington,VA. The position began in October of 2007.

Peter Brodie (L.), '92, Administrative Studies/Health Systems Ma, recently accepted the position of a legislative liaison for Emporia State University where he also serves as the Alumni Relations Director and Secretary-Treasurer of the Alumni Association. Peter will be responsible for providing information regarding the need for supporting higher education in the State of Kansas and specifically Emporia State University.

Nanci Schlumbrecht (Conti), '92, NYS teacher certification, is about to finish her Master's in Teaching and Learning with Technology via distance learning.

Nanci Schlumbrecht (Conti), '92, Education, is teaching through North Shore Community and Technical College in their YouthBuild program, working with young adults who need to earn their GED.

Ann Vecchio , '93, Transportation & Travel Management, received her Master's Degree in Student Personnel Administration from Buffalo State College in May 2007. Ann is a student representative at ITT Technical Institute and started there in October 2007.

Mark Kosak , '94, Physical Therapy, was a recent recipient of the 40 Under 40 Awards of Fairfield County, CT.

Carol Kowalik , '96, English, has been named a reference librarian at the Olean Public Library. A native of West Falls, New York, Carol Kowalik has a MLS from the University of Buffalo with concentrations in Information Technology and Cataloging, MA in Theology from Christ the King Seminary with a concentration in Systematic Theology, a BA in English from Daemen College with minors in Public Relations and Religious Studies.

Carol Kowalik , '96, English, received her Master's in Library Science from UB in May 2008. She works as a full time librarian at the Olean Public Library in Olean, NY. Also, she was invited to join Beta Phi Mu, the Honor Society for Librarians. She recently had two articles published in "The Encyclopedia of Time" from Sage Publications.

Danielle Silverman , '96, Social Work, graduated from Nazareth College in May 2007 with a Masters Degree in Inclusive Education. She is certified to teach from birth to second grade in early childhood education and teaching students with disabilities.

Darcy Fargo (Smtih), '02, History/Government & English, won a 20092010 New York News Publishers Association Award of Excellence for Distinguished Breaking News Coverage.

Angela Hawkins (Cimato), '02, Physician Assistant, has become a partner/owner of White Mountain Family Healthcare with two physicians. They will be practicing family medicine.

Katie Wheeler (Henninger), '03, Elementary and Special Education, Katie Wheeler Henninger, 03, Education and her husband Andrew Wheeler, 04, DPT, welcomed their first child, Lucille Rose Wheeler on July 14, 2011.

James Felicita , '05, Political Science, graduated from the Finger Lakes Police Academy on June 15 2009. He is employed with the Ontario County Sheriff's Department as a Road Patrol Deputy. James received the top academic award at graduation for having the highest grade point average of the graduating class. James lives in Shortsville, NY with his wife, Bethany Sick Felicita, Psychology '05, and their four dogs.

Kathleen Glass (Zillner), '05, Nursing, was hired as a Nurse Practitioner with University Urology, and is based out of ECMC. University Urology is a diverse academic practice serving patients at ECMC and in the Kaleida System.

Lauren Metzger , '05, Psychology, has taken a position with the American Heart Association as their Youth Market Director. Her position charges her with the task of educating youth about a heart healthy lifestyle and the risks of obesity while raising funds for Heart Disease and Stroke Research.

Katherine Oehmler (Parks), '05, Art Education, has launched a new website http//

Scott Fiege , '06, Business, just celebrated the one year birthday of his son, Tyler Joseph, on Feb 1st.

Safiya Solomon , '06, Business Admin., was promoted to Single-Stop Administrator. She screens students for benefits at the community college and provides them with legal and financial advise from accredited companies.

Mulang Chen , '06, English and Health Sciences, is currently doing an internship with World Health Organization headquarter, and he is expecting his Master of Public Health in 2011 from Columbia University, New York, New York.

Daniel Crofts , '07, English, has recently become a writer for the Examiner. He writes three to four short articles each week related to the arts and education. The articles can be seen at the following link:

Scott Emser , '07, Business Administration - Sport Manageme, was promoted to Inside Sales Representative at Ingram Micro for Hewlett Packard Servers and Storage.

Joel M. Marsh , '08, Accounting, was named a staff accountant for Lumsden & McCormick, LLP. He is a resident of Buffalo.

Pamela Schmidt , '08, Nursing, just completed her Masters of Science Nursing Women's Health Nurse Practitioner at the University at Buffalo.

Joel M. Marsh , '09, Accounting, has been promoted to senior accountant in the tax department for Lumsden & McCormick, LLP. Joel is responsible for tax compliance services to commercial businesses and individuals. He is a candidate member of the AICPA and the NYSSCPA. Joel joined the Firm in 2009 after completing a tax internship with us in 2008.

Kerri Rhinehart , '10, Bio Education, started a full time job teaching at Canaseraga Central School; Canaseraga, NY. She is teachcing Biology, 8th grade scicence and Physics.


Tim White, ', on January 13, 2009 Daemen lost a former student. Tim White was an active member on the Daemen campus. He was a member of Phi Beta Gamma Fraternity. After Daemen, Tim spent over 26 years in theater and broadcasting. Tim was also an advocate for transplant donation, he received his kidney transplant in 2000. He will be deeply missed.

Rosalie Calucci (Andolina), '57, Music, passed away April 26, 2007. She is survived by her husband, Ermanno; daughters, Gina and Carla; son, Tony; grandchildren, Erik, Carla, Francesca, Arianna, and Nina; great-grandmother of Aiden.

Marcyann Kowalczyk OSF, '60, History/Government, a teacher in Western New York for more than 50 years, passed away July 14th 2011 at age 73. Born in Buffalo, Sister Marcyann taught at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart from 1967 to 2009, where she chaired the History Department. Prior to that, she also taught at Bishop McMahon High School in Buffalo and Mater Dei High School in New Monmouth, New Jersey. An avid swimmer and crosscountry skier, Sister Marcyann Kowalczyk was given the Franciscan Charisma Award by Sacred Heart Academy in 2009. She will be missed by the generations of students who had her as a educator.

Mary Kiefer (Valente), '66, French, died October 10, 2007. She is survived by two sons, Brendan and Andrew; two daughters, Amy and Betsy; her brother, John; and her former husband, Philip.

Shirley Lord, '68, Sociology, died in her home on July 30, 2007. She is survived by her mother, Agnes, a brother, the Rev. Ronald and two sisters, Sr. Donna and Patricia.

Audrey Rose Devine (Komroy), '71, Art, died July 14, 2007. She is survived by her husband, Daniel; three sisters, Carolyn, Melanie, and Pamela; and a brother, Richard.

Kenneth Hutton, '87, History & Government, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on June 20, 2009. He is survived by his two children, Nicole (20) and Gabriel (18) who reside with Ken's former spouse, Marie (Tulett) Hutton in Cheektowaga, NY. Ken had been employed by the Department of Homeland Security as a Customs and Border Protection Officer.

Phyllis Krathaus, '98, Business Administration/MS-Global Busine, It is with great sadness we note the sudden passing of Phyllis Krathaus on November 28, 2007. Phyllis was a longtime, and valued member of the Daemen community. Ms. Krathaus was the College Bursar. She was, more importantly, also a true friend and dear colleague to all of us. She will be truly missed.