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with one another as well as bond as a
woven tapestry of women seeking their
own Benedictine charism.
April Barra Scepanski,
her husband
Jeff, and now big sister, Lia, welcomed a
new baby boy, Braden Gareth Scepanski,
on August 14, 2014.
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Brenda Becker, Ed.D.,
announced
her intention to retire from her position
as superintendent of Hempfield School
District at the end of June 2015.
Lou DeAngelo, Ed.D.,
was appointed
the new head of the Catholic Education
Department for the Diocese of Wilming-
ton. The department includes the offices
of Catholic schools, religious education,
campus ministry, youth and young adult
ministry, and marriage and family life.
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Andrea DiFilippo Ballina
was named
“Teacher of the Year” in 2014 at Bradley
Beach Elementary School. She was also
interviewed for an article about her com-
puter class. The article is called “Coding
in the Classroom.” It was published in
NJ.com (Star Ledger’s) Inside New Jersey
magazine in September 2014. The article
is about teaching fifth graders computer
coding (computer science). The “lan-
guage” of computer science is growing
as an essential life skill for students.
Jennifer Wayne Hughes writes,
“I
currently work at the Children’s Hospital
of Philadelphia as an epilepsy tech. I
work in the long-term monitoring unit
and work with children who have or may
have suspected seizure activity. I have
worked there for five years and love my
job! My husband Jay and I were married
September 29, 2012 and are happy to
announce that we welcomed our first
child into the world on August 23, 2014.
We named her Eleanor Jane Hughes. She
is healthy and beautiful! She is also the
first grandchild on both sides of the fam-
ily and just a bit spoiled!”
2005
Celebrate your 10th Reunion,
April 24-26, 2015.
Shawn Dutkiewicz, M.A.,
was
recently appointed as the principal of
Chadds Ford Elementary School in the
Unionville-Chadds Ford School District in
Pennsylvania.
Lesley Dotson Maurer
writes, “Life
is good!”
Rebecca Parker
writes, “As of Octo-
ber 1, 2014, I will be pursuing a Ph.D. in
Theology at the University of Salzburg
(Austria...NOT Australia!!!), while also
functioning as a research assistant to
the chair of the Religious Studies De-
partment. I recently (in 2013) completed
a so-called ‘magister’ (a degree which
is equivalent to something between a
master’s and a doctorate) in Theology at
the same University. During that time, I
was employed as a student assistant in
the two Theology departments. Prior to
moving to Austria, I received my Certifi-
cate of Theology from Saint Charles Bor-
romeo Seminary in Philadelphia. During
that time I was employed at the Chester
County Department of Human Services.
I spend much of my free time travelling
(when possible), and/or volunteering at
the Ukrainian Greek Catholic University
in L’viv, Ukraine or the Eastern Catholic
Seminary in Eichstaett, Germany. In an
attempt to educate Catholics on a sadly
still very unknown part of their own
Church, the topic of my magister disser-
tation focused on the ecclesiology of the
Eastern Catholic churches (which, aside
from liturgy and tradition, are the same
as the Latin rite Church)—also often
mistaken for the Orthodox churches—
and their role within and outside of the
Universal Church. My thesis, as well as
my dissertation, were/are written in Ger-
man, but I hope to, in the near future, at
least translate my thesis into English.”
2007
Dr. Beth Desaretz Chiatti, M.A.,
writes, “On October 23, 2014, I received
the 2014 Research Award from the
Transcultural Nursing Society in
Charleston, SC. I earned my Ph.D. from
Widener University. My dissertation was
‘Culture Care Beliefs and Practices of
an Ethiopian Immigrant Community: An
Ethno-nursing Study.’”
Jill Hackman, Ed.D.
was selected as
the next executive director of the Berks
County Intermediate Unit.
Jenna Woodruff
spoke to current
students from the Fashion-Family and
Consumer Sciences Department during
their trip to New York City in October
2014. Jenna is the Miss Tops buyer in
New York City with Ross Stores.
2008
Jacqueline Coccia, M.A.,
accepted
a new position as academic dean at the
Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in
Villanova, PA.
Carina Cavoto DeBakey
shares, “I
married Michael DeBakey on July 12,
2014. We currently reside in Lancaster, PA.”
Erika LaMarch
accepted a position
as a publicity, website, and social media
committee chair at the Philadelphia
chapter of the Institute of Internal
Auditors.
2009
Alexis Erazo
accepted a position as
a regulatory affairs specialist at Vital
Images, Inc.
Russell Greenholt, Ed.D.,
was ap-
pointed superintendent of Conewago
Valley School District in Pennsylvania.
Angelina Sabatini
was promoted to
the regional director of training with
Bonefish Grill.
2010s
2010
Celebrate your 5th Reunion,
April 24-26, 2015.
Lauren Dazio McCann
shares, “As of
July 1, 2014, I am the Immaculata Uni-
versity Writing Center Director.
William
McCann ’13
and I are expecting our
first child in February 2015.”
Rachael Hallinan
got engaged to Kyle
Hartman on October 19, 2014.
Colleen Hamilton
accepted a posi-
tion as a foreign exchange analyst at
Bloomberg, LP.
Carol Mastrosante
is a volunteer at
H.E.L.P. Moses Taylor Hospital.
Patricia Higgins Mulcahy
writes,
“This year I accepted a position in
North Philly as a seventh grade science
teacher. I also celebrated our two-year
wedding anniversary on November 24!”
Angie Larer Ruggeri
writes, “I am
currently working as the clinical nurse
manager for the general rehab unit at
Magee. I have been here since March
2014. Prior to being here I was the
director of nursing for the Skilled Nursing
Facility at Penn Presbyterian Medical
Center for three years. I am finishing
the final quarter of my M.S.N. in Nursing
Leadership and Health System Manage-
ment at Drexel University.”
Anne Sidebotham
accepted a position
as a telesales associate at Krames
Patient Education Solutions.
Jennifer Williams
is an underwriter for
State Farm in Concordville, PA.
2011
Jim Baranello
accepted a position as a
real estate advisor at United Real Estate.
Justine Butler
accepted a position as
office manager for Penny Hill Lawn and
Landscape.
Tom Hartney
accepted a position as
director of environmental services for the
marketing team at Health Care Service
Group, LLC.
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 attendance 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. L to R, front row: Judi Fasciott Daley, Pat Looby Cotton,
Jeanne Gelbach. Back row: Mary Molnar Mead, Pat Snee Cipro, Judy Plowucha Hegarty,
Lynn Hubbard Ouellette, Barbara Field Doran, and Pat Dermody Hall.
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