Alumni Class News and Notes, Summer 2017

Alumni Class News and Notes, Summer 2017

Editors: Mary Beth Finnerty ’85, director of alumni relations, Nicole Heck ‘14, assistant director of alumni relations and Kathy Palumbo, development assistant, alumni relations. Please submit all of your class notes information to your class coordinator. If there is no coordinator listed for your class, please send all information to for posting in the magazine. We look forward to hearing from you!


William Kennedy was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame on June 5. He is a Pulitzer Prize winner and author of eight novels called the Albany Cycle.


Joe Harrison


During Reunion Weekend, Gene Zielinski was ­awarded the Professor Egon Plager Distinguished Alumni Award for ­Humanitarian ­Efforts Advancing the ­Welfare of Others.


Kevin Raymond

Many of us will remember chanting Vespers late in the day as altar boys in the 5’s. Frank Cunningham, a respected and admired classmate of many of us at ­Vincentian Institute High School in Albany, Class of 1959, and Siena, Class of 1963, brings to light the beauty of Vespers as a ­valuable part of our life cycles. Frank's work, “Vesper Time” addresses the yearning among elders for continued growth, expansiveness of heart, improvement of mind, and a meaningful understanding of our lives. Frank is a former newspaper and magazine writer and editor; university writing instructor; and book editor and publisher of Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame. One of the most successful religion publishers of his generation, since his retirement Frank has been discovering and enjoying, as well as sharing with others in talks and workshops, the spiritual practice of aging. Frank, and his wife Sue, have retired to South Haven, Michigan. They have four children and seven grandchildren residing in Nantucket, Tallahassee, Ft. Lauderdale, and Chicago.


Joe Suozzi


Jack Mulvey


Rick Spataro

What a wonderful Reunion Weekend. Nine of us participated in Friday morning's golf tournament. Friday night’s dinner was laced with great memories and some somber remembrances. There was no shortage of conversation. Kudos to the staff in the Alumni Office and our committee members. Great to see Tom Kelly there — he started with us in September 1963.

Nick Schmitt (former Mystic Knight) and Carole (Lynch) Schmitt (former Mystic Maiden) slowing down in Springfield, Virginia. Both are retired.

Thomas Auletta and his wife Gail will celebrate their 44th anniversary. He has been retired from high school teaching since 2001 and, together with his wife, run their own business, Azusa Collectables in Clifton Park. They have three children, Heather, Christopher, and Steven, all Siena graduates. They have seven grandchildren.

As Mike Tommaney said, “See you at our 60th.”


Jim Donsbach


Ken Dedrick

Henry Nolan retired after 14 years with US Army Claim Service at Fort Meade. ­Previously, Henry served on active duty for 29 years with Army’s JAG Corps. He has moved back to Loudonville. His plans include genealogy work, travel, and engaging in veteran volunteer work.

In September, C-SPAN Book TV aired Jack Cashill’s presentation on his recent book, “TWA 800: The Crash, The Cover-up, The ­Conspiracy." Jack lives in Kansas City.

Ed Ryan writes - Diane and I have our first grandchild: Abigail Ryan born in October, 2015.

Tom Rosailia passed away in November. Tom was in ROTC with us and served in Vietnam. He was best man in my wedding.

Marty Dunbar is now ­President of the Board of Directors of the Troy ­Rehabilitation and Improvement Program — assisting low income families to secure home ownership. TRIP had three Siena interns working this year through the Bonner Program. A fine example of Siena students helping the community.

Steven Goodwin was named to the “Divorce, Trusts, & ­Estates Trailblazers” list by The National Law Journal.


Paul Twardy

Al Petrillo has written “A Case of Dom Perignon,” a ­historical thriller involving Teddy Roosevelt and King Edward VII of England.

Speaking of “thrillers,” here’s another. John Glynn writes that sometime around 1971-72 the Power Bowl ­trophy for Siena’s win in
1968 — the only club football bowl game ever—went missing. About six months ago, John led a fund drive among every football club member and garnered enough to recreate the trophy and make a donation to Siena. Thanks, John! Mike Shine adds the win capped Siena’s 1968 team’s undefeated season and only post-season bowl win. Rumor has it the last time the original trophy was seen was at Ralph’s and in the company of three Albany Med nurses. Clues anyone? During an email round robin, Mike Flanagan added color commentary about a certain teammate’s performance. Smack talk ensued. Get in on the dialogue by sending your email address to me to be linked in.

I’m back at Siena auditing Italian language courses, and have an ID to prove ­membership in the Class of 2020. “The Education of a Lifetime.” And happy 69th birthday to all of us.


Nicholas Positano


Jack Callahan

Jack Callahan has been appointed to be an ­industry mentor by the National ­Science Foundation in ­Washington, DC. The NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental ­science and engineering.


Brian Valentine

Greetings to the Siena ­College community and to my classmates of ’73. We have some news from our ’73 classmate Peter Yachmetz.

“After my 29 year FBI career, I was recruited for security positions in ­private industry along with the theme park & resort ­industry. ­Currently, I operate my own security consulting firm located in southern Central Florida. Yachmetz Consulting Group, LLC ­provides security consulting services to private clients & businesses nationwide. More specifically we assist with & provide ­comprehensive background screenings, security assessments & audits, physical & facility security, vulnerability assessments, major event security, etc.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling the Caribbean with my wife Pat, squeeze in a round of golf during the week, spending time with family walking around Walt Disney World and splashing in our pool with our twin grandsons here in Florida and traveling to New Jersey to spend time with our other two grandsons to take in a few Mets games.”

Jack Quinn Jr. begins retirement after stepping down as president of Erie Community College following a nine year run as head of the school.

Please send me news about yourselves and your families too! We would love to hear from you.


Dale Metzger

Lots of great responses from last issue's notes of ’75: John Judge holds the Roy Buchanan concert in ’75 particularly close; James Carroll ’76 really liked the Raspberries Gibbons Garden show, and "trooper” Ed Mangine fondly remembers Jerry Jeff Walker and Commander Cody at SUNYA Spring Fest '75.

Greg Bell celebrated 25 years of producing live music on April 29. Tony Kirby, Dan McCarthy ’77 and yours truly were at his celebration party helping him usher in another 25 years. Congrats Dinger!!

Sue Kelly informed me that she just had her 55th and 56th niece and nephew…that’s got to be some kind of Siena record.

Mike Skidmore just had knee and hip replacement and hopes to be golfing by mid-summer.

Most of our class will be singing the Beatles “when I’m 64” this year so happy birthday ...who would have thought we would be singing that song so soon?

Still looking for Ed Adamski.

Keep the memories alive me with yours...Happy trails until next issue...Dale “Boss” Metzger


Jean Reamer

We haven’t heard from Tom Natoli in over 30 years, and it turns out he's been on the run, literally. He did a 100 mile ultramarathon last month, and asked if we had heard of anyone else in our class ­doing ridiculous things like this. Please write in and let me know if we have any other ultra runners in our class (or any Siena class). Tom and his wife Terri live in northern Virginia with their five children and four grandchildren.

Congratulations to Sue Vincelette Van Nostrand on the birth of her first grandchild. Kelsey Katherine was born May 5th to her son Michael.

I’m thrilled to share that I enjoyed a mini Siena ladies reunion in York, Maine in May with 12 women from the classes of ’76 and ’75. Lots of laughs and good times! How blessed to have these wonderful women in my life 41 years later.

Anyone else have an interesting hobby you'd like to share? Are you keeping up with Siena classmates? Love to hear from you!


Linda Fitzsimmons


Rick Gabriel


Sue Reilly Hayes

Congratulations to Richard Sleasman who received the Chamber Champion Award at the Capital Region Chamber Annual Dinner in April. Rich received this honor in recognition of his actions that have advanced the mission of the chamber—from public policy to mentorship to membership activities. Do a YouTube search on the Capital Region Chamber to watch a great clip honoring Rich and describing his accomplishments. We’re proud of all you’ve done to make the Capital Region a great place to live and work, Rich!

A big shout out to Allan Costello who was recently named president of First Choice Loan Services Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Bank. Allan has 30 years of experience in a­uditing, risk management, compliance, accounting, operations and banking. He joined Berkshire Bank in 2011 and held the position of senior vice president, audit before transitioning to the home lending ­division. Congrats on this career ­milestone, Allan.

Please keep those news and notes coming…your ’79 classmates would love to hear what you and your families have been up to recently.


Diane DeSilva


Mark Morrison was ­recently hired as senior vice president and senior loan officer at Saratoga National Bank in Saratoga Springs.


Bob Young


Elvira Altimari-Jaeger

Greetings class of ’83 and happy summer!

It was wonderful to hear from “shout out” Suzanne Tart-May. It was my first shout back from the West Coast. Sue has lived in northern California since 1990 and loves it (but admits to thinking about moving back to the East Coast at some point). She has worked in sales, for the same company since 1993. Suzanne married Duncan May in 2008 with Siena roommates ­Maureen ­McCormick, Suzanne D’Amico and Meg Leonard-Ebenhoch in ­attendance. Unfortunately, Duncan passed away in 2011. Sue wanted me to let everyone know that she has a spare bedroom and would love to host any Class of ’83 visitors who find themselves in her neighborhood.

Special thanks and shout-out to Ed “Bumble” Humphreys who urged Sue to “shout back.” Thanks Bumble — tag you are it (your turn to shout back)! 

Flashback for this edition: “Muddy’s Hole”- we went there Thursday nights for happy hour and got to smell like Muddy’s till Sunday (LOL). Shout outs to Tom Leskow, Carmen Nicastro, Cynthia Sperry and Kelly Casserly. Where are you and what are you up to? Email me so I can say that you shouted back.

If you have any flashbacks, updates or noteworthy items — or if you want me to do a shout out- please email me for inclusion in the next Siena News. Hey '83 — Keep in touch!


Lisa San Fratello McCutcheon


Cathy Casey Bjorklund
Ron Bjorklund


Janice Linnan


Maryann King

Our class celebrated its 30th Reunion this year! Early June is a tough weekend for families (graduations/proms/sports commitments), but we still had a nice turnout!

Here are a few highlights of our class:

1987 was VERY well represented at the Distinguished Alumni Awards given out at the President's Circle brunch. We had 5 classmates honored: Mike Elliott, Mary Humiston, Jim Scully, Lewis Steverson and Joe McCrudden, Jr. We should all be very proud of their achievements! ­Congratulations!

A few other 1987 alumni who I caught up with at the reunion were Judy Capano Michaelson, Jeanie Griffin Huth, Trey Sgroi, Brian & Mickie Baldwin, Todd Girvin, Kristie Fragnoli, Theresa Black Galvin, Beth Post and Bob McCarthy. A good time was had by all!!

Helene Lester, Esq., ­associate attorney at the Albany-based law firm of Deily & Glastetter, LLP has been appointed to the City of Schenectady Board of Zoning Appeals.

Hope you all enjoy your summer!


Jim Monaghan

Jim McGovern — After serving for more than 16 years as a federal prosecutor, most recently as the chief of the criminal civision of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he oversaw the FIFA, El Chapo and other high-profile investigations and prosecutions, Jim has joined the New York office of the international law firm of Hogan Lovells LLP as a partner in the white collar defense practice.


Mike Carbonaro

Rick Jones has been named the new president and CEO of Mechanical Technology Inc. in Albany.

Denis Horrigan was named one of the 2016 Five Star Wealth Managers by Five Star Professional. He has also joined the Board of the Hartford Youth Scholars as director.


Janet Shotter Swierbut

I recently caught up with one of our classmates, Emanuel Cirenza, who has had some incredible experiences. Emanuel is a pediatrician in Saratoga Springs and has gone on four mission trips to Uganda. His most recent trip was in February 2017 where he worked with current Siena students through the e-NABLE Club and brought a prosthetic device to a girl who had been burned in a fire. Another wonderful aspect to his mission work is that on each of his trips he was able to bring one of his own children along to experience his meaningful work.

We’d all love to hear more stories like this from our ­fellow alumni so please ­contact me with anything you'd like to share.
Wishing you all a happy, healthy and relaxing summer!


Kevin Clarke

Antonio Civitella is the president and CEO of ­Transfinder. Civitella won  the ­2017 Technology Trailblazer award;  a technology award given out by the Center for Economic Growth.

Marc Brown was the ­recipient of the Barry Kramer Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Upstate New York Basketball Hall of Fame dinner.


Mary Pat McLoughlin Holler


Sue Hannon

Hello Class of ’93! This time around I have one update for you! Rob “Smiley” White has, in his own words, landed “back home” at Siena. He recently accepted the position of assistant director of major gifts in the Development office and is very excited to reconnect with Siena friends and alumni. He also shared that the food in the dining hall is amazing! Mark your calendars for the first weekend in June next year when we will be celebrating our 25th Reunion!


Glenn Hofsess


Neil Wilcove


Brian Murray


Selena Dutcher

In the words of Ron ­Burgundy, “Boy, that escalated quickly. That really got out of hand fast!” What a weekend! The 20th reunion was full of laughs, tears, smiles, hugs and more! It is hard to believe that 20 years ago we sat on the baseball field and stared at the rest of our lives head on.

Classmates made the trip from both far and near! From London to Texas, from California to New Jersey, the Class of ’97 was present! With drinks in hand, we danced the night away under the tent behind Siena Hall. We talked about children, marriage and jobs but most of all we talked about the four years spent on Loudon Road.

I encourage each and every one of you to visit the Siena College Class of 1997 Facebook page to reconnect with classmates. Since the reunion, we definitely have a few more “members.”

I also encourage you to update the rest of the class on YOU! Let us know what has been going on in the past five, 10 or 20 years! 
I was recognized as a 2016 Volvo Excellence Award ­winner — ranking 37th in the country for sales and customer service. In May 2017, I was proud to join the team at Lia Toyota in Colonie. If you need a vehicle, you know who to call!

Email or look me up on Facebook to make submissions for the next Siena News. I look forward to hearing from you!


Janine Trapp Scotti


Brendan Fitzgerald

John Rogers is starting his fourth cycle at the National Republican Congressional Committee, and his first as executive director. He was part of the NRCC team that raised and spent over $150 million last cycle and exceeded expectations by limiting losses to a net of six seats.


Chris Madigan

I’m writing this update from the Philadelphia International Airport and thinking about all of the conversations I’m able to have with classmates… some I knew from my time in Loudonville and others that I never met. I have to say that I’m very thankful to be in this position and interact with many of you at least a couple times a year.

Yet, I know numerous classmates don’t receive the emails that allow the rest of us to catch up with old friends. Please feel free to pass along my email address to anyone that you still stay in touch with and think they should write in.

Now, on to the updates.

It was nice to hear from Jodi Boord, who in April started a new job as a loan partner with Cross Country Mortgage in Tampa.

Remember that golden voice that graced the 88.3 The Saint airwaves? I do. Neerav Patel got in touch about his transition from his position at Empire Broadcasting into a new role last November working with big data analytics and artificial intelligence at IBM.

Congratulations to big sister Alexandra Marie Tobrocke, whose parents Melissa (Porco) and Toby Tobrocke ’97 welcomed the family’s newest addition, Quinn Kathryn, to the family in September.

I couldn’t be happier to share the news that on May 5, Edward Cardinale was ­promoted to the rank of ­lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. He’s ­currently serving as a space operations officer at ­Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. Edward was joined at the ceremony by his wife ­Elizabeth and his three daughters, Grace, Kaitlin and Haley.

Congratulations to all on your new additions and jobs! Enjoy the summer and we’ll be in touch soon!


Maura Mack

Dear Class of 2001,

I’m happy to share the f­ollowing updates:

Rob Connors recently ­accepted a job as sports copy editor at the New York Post, where he designs pages, edits copy and writes headlines for "the best sports in town."

Andrew Kennedy was named President and CEO of the Center for Economic Growth (CEG) last July. CEG is a 30-year-old nonprofit, regional economic and business development organization that serves as the primary point of contact for businesses interested in growing in or moving to New York’s Capital Region. The organization has more than 300 business, government, education and nonprofit leaders as members. Andrew and his wife/classmate, ­Shannon, an acute care nurse practitioner at
Albany Medical Center, reside in Latham with their three sons, Peter, Ian and Ryan.

Joe Montalbano recently received his CFP® (certified financial planner) designation and in conjunction, opened his own company for investments and insurance called Falcon Wealth Management and Falcon Insurance Services in the Hudson Valley.

Meg (Slezak) Carley wrote in with some family news: she and her husband, Robert, welcomed their first son, Bobby, in March 2013, and their second son, Patrick, in September 2016. Meg and her family reside in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

I hope to hear from more of you for the next issue, and hope you have a terrific ­summer.


Christine Cinnamond


Bill Bordak

The Class of 2003 has been hard at work making memories and changing the world. 

For starters, I will share a personal update. In ­September 2016, I began an interdisciplinary ­doctor of education leadership program at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. It has been an exciting and challenging journey so far. I have worked in the Division of Student Life at Saint Joseph’s University for nine years and continue to engage students in their transformative college experience.

James Verseput and his wife Tara Verseput (Galione) are proud parents of two kids (Savarina and William) and live in Loudonville.

James has been doing finance and real estate development for over 10 years in the Capital Region and across much of upstate, New York. He has clients who have become partners over the years and his most significant recent community contribution was in the Town of Guilderland. He and his partners built out a 6,000 square foot senior center for the Town of Guilderland to use for senior events and meals. James and Tara have enjoyed seeing how happy the seniors are in their new space. The place is bustling with activity every day. As they build out the remainder of the apartment homes, they are seeing a great mix of multi-generational living that is unlike any community in the area.

John Copeland shared that he and his wife welcomed their first child (Natalie) in December 2014. More recently, John became the director of outpatient services at AdCare Hospital in Quincy, Massachusetts. AdCare is a leading agency in Massachusetts for the treatment of substance abuse.

James Pratt was promoted to associate accountant with the New York State Department of Health, New York State of Health Marketplace.

Andrea Howe (Trask) graduated from Bridgewater State University in the spring of 2016 with a master’s degree in English (4.0 GPA). Since then, Andrea has been working as a freelance editor for a variety of academic and creative writing endeavors, including technical editing for the journals of the World Phenomenology Institute and editing the novel "Monster Whisperer" by Nobilis Reed, released in December 2016 from Circlet Press.

Erin Cassidy and her husband (Patrick Collins) welcomed their second child, Michael Ronan Collins, in September. Big sister Grace (3 years) is thrilled with her baby brother!

Jacquelyn Wall was ­promoted to deputy chief clerk for the Saratoga Springs City Court, Saratoga Springs in August 2016. She completed her master’s degree in criminal justice at Boston University in May 2005.

Maggie Alix shared that, in addition to her full-time job in Green Island, she became the senior policy analyst in the Office of the Chairman of the Albany County Legislature in February 2016. Maggie is also seeking her second elected term on the New York State Assessors Association Executive Board.


Melissa Termine Goetz
Lauren Weber


Breanne Suhrland Elsesser

Greetings Class of 2005! It has been a busy year for many of our alumni! ­Katie Cardus Spiegel and her husband Jonathan welcomed a baby girl, Charlotte Dorothy Spiegel, in February at 7 pounds 13 ounces and 20 inches long. Big brother Ricky is really enjoying his new role!

Katie Donahue ­Cintolo, an associate at Stone, Stone & Creem in Boston, was named as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” for 2017 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. This award recognizes Massachusetts attorneys who have been members of the bar for 10 years or fewer and have already distinguished themselves as rising stars in the legal community. What an amazing accomplishment!

Michael Kieloch was ­recently promoted to sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and was awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal. In September 2016, Michael also earned the degree master of science in public relations from Boston University. Congratulations Michael and thank you for your service to our country!

Dumbstruck, a company founded by Peter Allegretti and Mike Tanski ’12 in 2013, was named the winner of the 2017 Technology Innovation award; given out by The Center of Economic Growth. Many other Siena alumni are employed at Dumbstruck.


Chris Elsesser

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful summer weather! Meghan Smart and her husband Bill welcomed their second son, Charles (Charlie) John Smart in March. He joins big brother Ryan!


Stan Horton
Kristen Carlson Rubin

Thanks for keeping Siena News updated and please continue to do so. We hope you all enjoyed Reunion 2017!

Our class may have some future Saints heading its way! Angela (Marciano) ­Williams and her husband, Eric ’05, welcomed twins Dean ­Michael and Natalie Erin in January.

Kristen Carlson Rubin and her husband, Grant, ­welcomed their first child, a son, John “Jack” Carlson Rubin, in May. 

Ashley Serrago offers private swim lessons for children, adults, and children with special needs or physical disabilities.

Mike Utzig and Mallory Massry were both ­presented Distinguished Alumni Awards. They were both recipients of the ­Franciscan Spirit Award for young alumni demonstrating success in their careers, service to the Siena Community, and service to the community.

Congratulations to all!


Danielle Grasso
Patrick Preston


Tiffany Salonich

Hello Class of 2009,

Paul Llobell and ­Emily Morr were married on June 25, 2016 at St. Agnes ­Cathedral in Rockville Centre.

Jake Shatraw and Melissa Paoni became engaged in November.

Tiffany Salonich married Orlando Valerio in March.

Erin Clune married Ben Spiegel in April.

Kristina Crehan graduated in May from Syracuse University with a certificate of advanced study (CAS) in educational leadership.

Leah Antil has been commissioned as surface warfare officer (Ensign) in the United States Navy and is serving on a forward deployed class Arleigh Burke class Destroyer ship in Japan. “It is an honor to serve my country as part of the U.S. Navy and I am thankful to employ the great lessons and experiences that Siena has given me!” said Leah.

Gina Graziano has a new position at Firebrand Group, a marketing research and consulting firm in NYC as their new Vice President, Head of Business Development. 

Jamie Mantica left the pharmacy to accept a position as Medical Strategist at Fingerpaint in Saratoga.

I hope you all are enjoying the summer weather! Stay cool! Please email me anytime to share any news with our class.


Kelly Peckholdt

Many congratulations are in order for some of our classmates this issue. If you have any updates and announcements you would like to share with our class, please email me or send me a message on Facebook with your news.

Congratulations to Leah Colbert (Primeau), who married Leo Primeau in December.

Thomas McBride got engaged to Sarah McCullough in December. Congratulations!

Jillian Pabis (Loggins) and Ryan Loggins welcomed baby Benjamin Loggins into the world in March. Benjamin was 9 lbs 5 oz. Congratulations to Jillian and Ryan!

Congratulations to Amanda Krummenacker, who married her husband, Christopher Finnie, in April 2016.

Kimberly Hempel is working full-time as a French teacher at South Side Middle School in Rockville Centre where she just recently received tenure. She also works part-time teaching Spanish as an adjunct professor at Nassau Community College. Kimberly is also newly engaged and will be getting married next July. Congratulations Kimberly!


Steve Rosemarino has been practicing law at Couch White, LLP for a few years now. He focuses in commercial and complex litigation and construction law.


Therese Daly

Happy five year reunion, class of 2012! For those of you who made it, it was great to see you; for those that couldn’t, we missed you and please stay in touch! Congratulations to all accomplishments, the world is your oyster!

Hayley Samela started a new position as account manager at Time Magazine in NYC.

Katie Carew started a new position as Sales ­Manager at Sports Sponsorship at GumGum in NYC.

Davinson Garcia started a position as senior administrator at Ayco in Albany.

Michael Fitzgerald graduated magna cum laude with a M.B.A. from Russell Sage.

Katie Ness started a new position as research associate at Glen Martin Associates in Albany.

Courtney (Feiden) ­Gettings started a new ­position as license real ­estate agent at Keller Williams ­Realty Inc. in Albany.

Kristen Lange started a position as account supervisor at International Meetings & Science.

Lindsay Kulzer started a new position as acting lead software engineer at ­CommerceHub.

Allison Montecallo started a new position as senior field outreach coordinator at ­Clover Health.

Rob Feldman started a ­position as marketing analyst at Ayco.

Kathryn Ornellas and ­Anthony Englese were married in June. Congrats!

Olivia-Beate Franzini married Matthew Kapuscinski in May in NYC. She continues to teach 10th and 12th grade literature at The Math Engineering Science Academy in Brooklyn.

In January Kyle McHugh and Neidy Hammer ’14 were married. Congrats!

Zach Griffths and ­Mackenzie Miller were ­engaged in March.

Erin O’Malley will be completing her Ph.D. at ­Dartmouth in August. Her work was featured on, research highlights from the journals of the American Astronomical Society.


Cassy Jane Werking

Nicole Andrews and Mike Lum were engaged in ­November 2016.

Laura Frei received her M.S. in teaching English to speakers of other languages, from Mercy College.

Rebecca Grasso graduated this May with her doctor of physical therapy from Sage College.

Kristen Morra and Dan Comiskey recently were engaged in February. They currently reside in Boston.

Matthew Mysliwiec is teaching middle school social studies at the Chartiers Valley School District in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania.

Arianna Palumbo and Vadim Livshits recently were engaged.

Sara O’Shea graduated with her law degree from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.

Alexandra Viglucci earned her master's in social work at SUNY Albany.

Cassy Jane Werking finished her first year of a Ph.D. program in American history at the University of Kentucky.

Chris Small opened up a commercial kitchen and incubator space in Albany called The Chef’s Kitchen Space. He was looking for a commercial kitchen space to start his healthy prepared foods business, The Healing Meals, and when he could not find a kitchen to rent at a reasonable price, Chris and his family decided to pursue the project themselves.


Kaitlin Harrison

I’d like to start off by congratulating the Class of 2017. Welcome to the alumni family!

Love was in the air in Loudonville this winter!

Tom Zielenski proposed to Brianna Hazzard at Siena College in January! Congrats! Can't wait for the alumni ­pictures from the wedding!

Kara Rager and Nicholas Gatta ’12 were married in August 2016.

And finally, I am happy to let you know that Matthew Eliseo and I got engaged in February at Siena!

Please continue to send me any updates — love to hear from you!


Helene Rached
Caroline Bertholf

Caroline Bertholf finished her first year at Syracuse Law School and got engaged to David Egresits.


Anthony Bjelke
Matt Lorini

Anthony Bjelke will be serving as a legal extern at the Institute for International Banking Law and Practice.

Emily Roehl completed her masters in accounting at ­Siena  in ­December and has just completed her first semester teaching managerial accounting at Siena in the spring. She is now an accountant at LeverPoint Management.

Alexa Cavallary will be graduating from Hofstra University in the spring with a M.S. in accounting and will be starting a job with Margolin, Winer & Evens in November as a staff accountant. Alexa is also working part time with CBS Interactive as a financial analyst and preparing for the C.P.A. exam.

Kaila Dwyer is graduating from Columbia University in the spring with an M.S. in social work, concentrating in advanced clinical practice with a focus in health, mental health, and disabilities.

Catherine Kober has taken a position in Houston as an elementary school ­para-professional aide for special needs students, while working on certification tests to become a full-time special needs teacher.

William Martin is employed by Somerset County, New Jersey as a 911 dispatcher.

Matt Lorini is serving as a legal intern in the office of Bruce Tarr, Massachusetts Senate Minority Leader.


Amy Polchinski
Anthony Pelliccia

Ryan Grande started ­working as an advisor at ­Concord Wealth Management in Boston.