Class Notes: Winter/Spring 2023


Virginia H. McCaskey, BS Secretarial ’43, principal owner of the Chicago Bears, celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan. 5.


David C. Steinberg, BS Chemistry ’65, was presented with the prestigious Maison G. deNavarre Medal Award from the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.


Jeffrey Burke in the office

Jeffrey T. Burke, MS Chemistry ’76, retired after 44 years of service and is now professor emeritus at Rowan College of South Jersey (formerly Cumberland County College). During his tenure at Rowan, he significantly advanced the technology of the chemistry curriculum and was very involved in outreach efforts.

James Coyle, MS Graduate Urban Management ’75, is serving on the Falls Church, Virginia, Economic Development Authority.

Roberta Hochberger Gruber, BS Design ’75, MS Arts Administration ’93, is curating “Materiality: Art • Fashion • Craft,” an exhibit at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford showcasing “garment” designs with unexpected elements, from hand-knitted and hand-painted textiles to ceramics, upcycled fabric, industrial materials and artificial intelligence. The exhibit — running from May 1 to June 9 — will include works by Nancy Volpe-Beringer, MS Fashion Design ’16; Amanda Forastieri, MS Fashion Design ’20; Nicole Haddad, MS Fashion Design ’08; Nicole Feller-Johnson, MS Fashion Design ’18 and Autumn Kietponglert, MS Fashion Design ’07.

Ana L. Pujols-McKee, MD, HU Medicine ’78, executive vice president, chief medical officer, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, The Joint Commission, has been named as one of 2022’s Top Diversity Leaders by Modern Healthcare.

Marlene Rabinowitz Wolf, MD, MCP Medicine ’77, published a children’s book, “Happy Ever After: A Pandemic Tale.” The book stimulates discussions about the pandemic using animal characters in a whimsical, educational and fun manner.


Martin Belisario

Martin G. Belisario, BS Mechanical Engineering ’85, of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, was named to the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review publications.

John W. Goldschmidt, BS Mechanical Engineering ’81, joined Saxton & Stump’s intellectual property team in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

Surya Kolluri, MS Mechanical Engineering ’88, joined TIAA as head of the TIAA Institute in Boston. Kolluri will amplify its insights to better reach TIAA’s clients, consultants, regulators and lawmakers to drive them to action and will also offer consulting services for institutions.

Taking Care of You - book cover

Mary I. O’Connor, MD, MCP Medicine ’85, published her first book, “Taking Care of You: The Empowered Woman’s Guide to Better Health.” The book serves as a practical and extensive resource for women who want to understand and take charge of their own health.

Anthony Rollo

Anthony J. Rollo Jr., MBA Business Administration ’80, of McGlinchey Stafford, was named among the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Natalie Anne Webb, BS Nutrition & Food ’85, was appointed to associate dean for academic affairs for the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Hartford.


Gina Furia Rubel, BS Corporate Communications ’91, CEO of Furia Rubel Communications Inc., was recognized by PRNEWS among the 2022 Top Women in the Industry in the Innovators category.

Robyn Gershenoff Judelsohn, BS History – Politics ’93, was promoted to chief movement experiences officer at BBYO, a global teen leadership organization.

Linda Kligman, BS Appropriate Technology ’91, BS Civil Engineering ’91, was appointed president of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP). She is the third president of the IIRP and the first woman to ever assume this role.

Richard C. Liu, BS Corporate Communications ’94, was named to the Board of Governors of Valley Youth House as chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Daniel J. McCormick, BS Finance ’90, announced that “Becoming Satchel Paige” was nominated for the Best Play and Best New Play Awards from BroadwayWorld.

Galina Nosik Morgovsky, BS Accounting ’99, was promoted to senior manager at Duane Morris Tax Accounting Group.

John Simmons

John D. Simmons, BS Electrical Engineering ’92, Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, was named among the 2023 Best Lawyers in Wilmington, Delaware.


James Brafford II, MBA Business Administration ’00, was named senior vice president, Global Quality for DBV Technologies, a global clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing epicutaneous immunotherapy to help patients with food allergies and other immunological diseases.

Brian Hammer, BS Business Administration ’00, was named vice president of membership administration and engagement, by the American College of Physicians.

Christina John, BS Computer Engineering ’04, was featured on the cover of Story Monsters Ink magazine for award-winning novel “Royal Planet.”

Elizabeth Melamed

Elizabeth W. Melamed, BS Business Administration ’08, attorney at Barley Snyder, was named to the Central Penn Business Journal Forty Under 40 list. She was also named to Horizons at Lancaster Country Day School’s Board of Directors.

Christopher Ricciuti, BS Mechanical Engineering ’08, JD Law ’11, joined Duane Morris LLP as partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in its Washington, D.C., office.

Nicola Wedderburn, BS Business Administration ’02, was appointed to executive director of the International Literacy Association (ILA), making her the first Black woman to take the helm of ILA and also the first executive director of ILA born outside of the United States.


Beth M. Auman Kohl, JD Law ’10, joined Barley Snyder at the Reading, Pennsylvania, office. Kohl will work in the firm’s real estate and land use practice groups.

Cory Henry, BA Architecture ’10, was featured in the INTERSECTIONS series at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. This series takes a deeper, nuanced look at the historic contributions, work, and perspectives of underrepresented groups in the fields of design and construction.

Jennifer Koch, MS Library & Information Science ’19, is an archivist at Bethany Children’s Home. In her role, she oversees the Legacy Brick Field, More Memorial Park and Meditation Garden projects. She also is responsible for the creation of the new Boehringer Education Center and Archives on the Bethany campus.

Ka Yue Lau, BS Business Administration ’11, joined Duane Morris Tax Accounting Group as a senior staff accountant.

Lauren M. Mack, BS Music Industry ’10, was elevated to partner at Masur Griffitts Avidor LLP.

Christopher Mora

Christopher Mora, BS Business Administration ’11, was appointed to chief revenue officer at Centri Business Consulting, LLC. This role is in addition to Mora’s current role as a partner and the SEC and Capital Markets practice leader.

Jake Owens, PhD Environmental Science ’13, recently launched a podcast, “BiodiverCity” focusing on urban conservation.

Rachel L. Rutter, Esq., JD Law ’16, was selected as a 2022 Women of Worth Honoree by L’Oreal Paris for her work as executive director of Project Libertad, a nonprofit that empowers newcomer immigrant youth and their families by providing essential, youth-led, and youth-centered legal and social services.

Rohini D. Samudralwar, BS Biological Sciences ’09, MD Medicine ’13, was appointed assistant professor of neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine.

Vaughn M. Shirey, BS Environmental Science ’17, is a biology PhD candidate in the Ries Lab of Butterfly Informatics at Georgetown University. Shirey is the first author of a paper published in the Nature journal, Scientific Data, that presents the largest and most comprehensive global compilation of butterfly trait data to date.

Visish M. Srinivasan, BS Biological Sciences ’10, MD Medicine ’13, was appointed assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine.


Jaclyn M. Terranova, JD Law ’17, of Capehart Scatchard, was admitted as a shareholder to the 147-year-old law firm.

Jeremy J. Zacharias, BS Business Administration ’11, was promoted to shareholder at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin law firm in Philadelphia.


Stephanie L. Katz, MS Arts Admin & Museum Leadership ’21, participated in a video for the U.S. Embassy in Madrid.

Katelyn Rohrbaugh

Katelyn E. Rohrbaugh, JD Law ’20, was appointed to the board of directors for TrueNorth Wellness Services, in addition to the board of directors for the Advantage Program of York.

Baby Dragons

Amanda Guertin Fone, BS Mechanical Engineering ’13 and Thomas Fone, BS Civil Engineering ’13, BS Architectural Engineering ’13, welcomed their second son, Charlie James Fone, on Sept. 7, 2022.

Baby Charlie James Fone


Catherine Criqui Alexiades, BS International Area Studies ’09 and Alexander Alexiades were married on July 16, 2022, in New York City while sailing on the Hudson River. Fellow alumnus, Andrew Damron, BS International Area Studies ’09, performed the ceremony.

Alexiades Wedding

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