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1965
Celebrate your 50th Reunion,
April 24-26, 2015.
Ferdie Berghardt Lamb
writes, “Can
you believe it has been 50 years since we
all gathered high upon ‘thy Noble Hill’?
I hope you are starting to plan your visit
to campus for Alumni Weekend, April
24-26, 2015. I am sure your memories
are as fair as any star and you will want
to reminisce on this 50th anniversary.
I know we have all wandered far from
the gates but let the beacon ever bright
guide us back. Hope to see you all under
the halo rich in golden light!
IMMACULATA!!!”
Donna Gibson Poling
shares, “Cel-
ebrating over 32 years at my women’s
clothing boutique located in Sea Isle
City, NJ. I have three lovely grandchil-
dren: Sam, Lily, and Jude. My husband
and I recently returned from a ‘Seabourn’
trip in Greece, Ephesus, Italy, and
France. Simply wonderful!”
After recovering from a double mastecto-
my in 2013,
Pat Ebersole Reiter
and
her husband Paul have moved to a new
home in Camas, WA, just a few miles
from her daughter and her family.
1966
Patricia Looby Cotton
writes, “Enjoy-
ing retirement on the Intercoastal in
Florida.”
Dr. Mary Crowley McDonald
has
been appointed to the board of directors
of the Memphis Goodwill Excel Center,
an adult charter school slated to open
in August 2015. McDonald is president
of MCD Partners, national education
consultants.
On November 6, 2014, nine members of
the class of 1966 gathered for lunch at
the home of
Lynn Hubbard Ouellette
in Bradenton, FL. Classmates in atten-
dance were both Florida residents and
winter snowbirds, some of whom had not
seen their fellow Immaculatans since
graduation. It was a wonderful day of
stories and laughter. Plans were begun
for the 50th reunion in April 2016.
1967
Dr. MaryAnn Genova Diorio
pub-
lished a children’s picture book in Octo-
ber 2014 called Who Is Jesus? MaryAnn
is a teacher and award-winning author.
1968
Vicki Guiteras Giunta-Abbott
writes,
“Sue Sackett Kratzinger, Kathy
Peterson Teeple, Marge Dugan,
and
I attended the 100th anniversary of Villa
Maria Hall. Mass in the Chapel is always
uplifting! It’s always wonderful to see
friends from other classes, and the cake
was spectacular. We then met
Kathy
Caruso Collins ’69
and
Chris Jager
and had some lunch and lots of laughs!
I’m babysitting my granddaughter, Lily,
every day and enjoying her so much.
She’s 18 months old and wants to know
everything!”
1970s
1970
Celebrate your 45th Reunion,
April 24-26, 2015.
Barb Crea Shannon
suggests,
“Savannah ladies…why don’t we meet
at school this year, during Reunion
Weekend on April 24-26, for our annual
get-together? See you there!”
1971
In May 2014,
Marjorie Connor Dutilly
was invited to stand with the Honor
Guard of Vietnam Veterans at the Fer-
nandina Beach Memorial Day ceremony
in Fernandina Beach, FL. She also notes,
“I am writing to share that at the June
meeting of the Nassau County Chapter of
the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
Chapter 1088, a salute was given by the
members for the work of the American
Red Cross Donut Dollies in the Vietnam
War. I was given a standing ovation by
the membership. I was a Donut Dolly in
Danang (I Corps) in 1971 and Cam Ranh
Army Cantonment in 1972.”
1972
Anne Marie Richards Marangi
received honors as top producer for the
month of August for the Upper Saddle
River Group. Anne works for Terrie
O’Connor Realtors.
1973
Mickey Venditti Losch
and husband
Walt are expecting their first grandchild
in December 2014.
1974
Theresa Shank Grentz
joined the
Lafayette College women’s basketball
staff for the season.
Christina Menichini Santamala
shares, “My daughter Jennifer gradu-
ated from the University of the Sciences
in Philadelphia, PA in May 2014 as a
Pharm.D. She has accepted a residency
at Lancaster General Hospital. Her twin
brother, Nicholas, graduated June 2013
from Drexel University in Electrical
Engineering. My husband Carmen and I
are very proud of their accomplishments.
To celebrate, we went on a 12-day trip to
Italy in May 2014.”
Tina Bucca Symanski
retired from the
Ocean City School District as a guidance
counselor after 26 years. She is cur-
rently volunteering as a court-appointed
special advocate (CASA), advocating for
children in foster care.
1975
Celebrate your 40th Reunion,
April 24-26, 2015.
Maria DiBenedetto
writes, “This year
marks my 40th year in education. I am
now back to teaching my first love—mu-
sic education—to over 600 children in
grades K through 8 at Fell Elementary
School in South Philly. Looking forward
to teaching here until my retirement—
sometime in the future!”
1976
Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM,
has
joined the New Hampshire Charitable
Foundation Board of Directors. She
also serves as the president of Rivier
University.
1978
Kathleen Fitzgerald Moser
shares,
“I’ve just returned from the funeral of
Alice Mansfield Guerin-Cronin ’41.
A wonderful mom, stepmom, grand-
mother, and great-grandmother, who
was filled with faith, welcoming many to
her home, simply sharing her love, her
music, and her wit to touch countless
individuals over a lifetime. Her spirited,
gracious presence will be missed.”
1980s
1980
Celebrate your 35th Reunion,
April 24-26, 2015.
1981
Deborah Krawczyk Simmons
writes,
“I was promoted in December 2013 to
the role of senior marketing manager
over the bridge, highway and power
markets at the Carboline Company where
I have been employed for the last 11
years. I have worked in various market-
ing and product development roles
within the coatings industry for over
25 years. My husband Tim and I have
lived in the Atlanta, GA area since 1981.
Tim recently celebrated 36 years with
Delta Airlines. Our younger son, Brian,
graduated in May from Middle Tennes-
see State University with a professional
pilot degree and secured a position as a
first officer with Priority Jet in Atlanta.
Our older son, Chris, is employed with
AAI Textron Systems. Chris and his wife
Kaitlyn are expecting their first child in
January. Tim and I will be ‘first-time’
grandparents to a little girl!”
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Barbara Williams Willis
is a senior
vice president and a senior relationship
manager of Univest Bank and Trust Com-
pany. She joined Univest in September
of 2014. At Univest Bank, Barbara is re-
sponsible for managing, developing, and
expanding the commercial loan portfolio
in Chester County and the surrounding
communities. She focuses on provid-
ing a full range of financial solutions to
individuals, businesses, municipalities
and nonprofit organizations. Her primary
goal is to deliver innovative solutions to
her existing clients and prospects in the
Greater Philadelphia area. Barbara has
30 years of experience in the financial
services industry. She serves as a board
member for the First State Community
Loan Fund and is actively involved in the
Greater West Chester Chamber of Com-
merce and the Chester County Chamber
of Business and Industry. Barbara
holds a bachelor’s degree in econom-
ics from Immaculata University. She is
also a graduate of the Central Atlantic
Advanced School of Banking.
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Megan Brennan
is the current chief
operating officer of the U.S. Postal
Service and was appointed as the 74th
Postmaster General and CEO by the U.S.
Postal Service Board of Governors.
Bernadette Andrews Humphrey
was
a speaker for the Immaculata University
Biology Colloquium in November 2014.
As the supervisor and lead assessor for
the PSEG Hope Creek Nuclear Oversight,
Bernadette shared information about her
career in the nuclear industry.
Mary Burke Lang, J.D.
was appointed
president of Assumption High School in
Louisville, KY.
1985
Celebrate your 30th Reunion,
April 24-26, 2015.
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