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Grace Pinder
shares, “I retired
from AstraZeneca Pharmaceu-
ticals as a clinical data analyst
in April 2008. After a five-year
break, I decided to return to work
as a part-time data entry techni-
cian for the Somerset County
Long Term Recovery Committee.
I wanted to help the residents
recover from the devastation of
Super Storm Sandy. It is a faith-
based, nonprofit organization. We
are repairing and building new
homes in the community and
surrounding county. Maryland’s
Eastern Shore suffered consider-
able damage and people have not
yet recovered. My job is to track
these citizens using the Red Cross
database system called CAN. It
is a very rewarding job! Thanks to
Immaculata, I am still using my
business degree in many ways.”
Teena Weisler
writes, “This June,
I had the opportunity to serve
with Global Health Ministry in
the Diocese of Chulucanas, Peru.
I worked alongside doctors and
nurses and translated for them as
they performed many much-need-
ed exams, tests, and surgeries.
After two weeks there, I traveled
to Callao, Peru and spent a month
with the IHM Sisters. I am grateful
to God for these adventures!”
2009
Kasey Cole
shares, “My fiancé
and I purchased our first home
together in May 2014.”
Missy Hopely’s
book,
The People You
Meet in Real Life
, was published in
December 2013 and is available
on Amazon. She also had the op-
portunity to speak at the Chest-
nut Hill Library in April 2014.
Jessica McCaughey
is the
assistant director of admissions
at Bryant University.
Aries McGinnis
writes, “Utilizing
my M.A. in Counseling
degree in wilderness therapy.
Wilderness therapy has a
wide range of theories and
approaches depending on the
program. Outback Therapeutic
Expeditions takes an agentative
approach in working with troubled
teens 13 to 17 years old. Along
with working alongside the client,
the program also works with the
entire family structure as the client
prepares to leave the program.
For more information, visit:
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Mary Woods Strobel
writes, “After
the loss of our son, Joshua Phillip
Strobel, in January of 2013, Nick
and I are blessed to welcome
Vivian Esther Strobel to
our family. She was born
on March 24, 2014.”
Krista Venza
writes, “In Janu-
ary 2014, an article that I wrote
was published in the
Association
of Middle Level Education (AMLE)
. The
article is called “An End to the
‘Close Your Door and Do Your
Own Thing’ Era.” It is about best
practice and the importance of
collaboration in education. I am
the instructional support facilita-
tor at Owen J. Roberts School
District in the Middle School.”
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Jeff Desantis
is an
enterprise project manager
at eMoney Advisor.
On May 10, 2014,
Katie Klimkos
married Justin Stryker in Duck,
NC in front of their closest
family members and friends.
Laura Hatrock Lorentz
i
s a
counseling intern at Penn
Psychiatric Center.
Samantha Pettorossi
is an interim
residence hall coordinator at
the University of Delaware.
Mark Schatzel
was appointed as
retirement plan consultant for the
eastern sales region of StanCorp
Equities’ Philadelphia office.
Mike Ventola
accepted a
position as the new radio
voice of the Reading Fightin’
Phils, a minor league baseball
team out of Reading, PA.
2011
Everett Burgan
shares, “I was
recently recruited into Bank of
America as a banking center
manager. This is an exciting
opportunity for me to learn the
consumer banking industry.
I am also still in the film
industry, producing short and
feature-length films. My first
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