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Eileen Reutzel Colianni ’64, mental health counselor and speaker, announces the opening of her coaching practice, Life Coach for Aging Well. Her practice offers consultations on the emotional and spiritual aspects of aging through individual sessions, workshops or retreats.


Christine Osman, DPT ’95 was appointed Executive Vice President of Operations Northeast for PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services, Inc. Osman will report to PHOENIX’s Chief Operating Officer, David Angelo, PT, MPT and will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic direction, best practices and business plan objectives for the Northeast territory.

Dana Jenkins ’97 began a new role as Executive Director of Reach of Washington County (Maryland) on May 29, 2018. Reach, a faith-based nonprofit, supports residents facing housing crises or having other urgent needs.

Melissa Bundy Turkal, DNP ’97 received a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from Robert Morris University. Her doctoral research, “The effect of a mindfulness based stress reduction intervention on the perceived stress and burnout of RN students completing a doctor of nursing practice degree,” was published in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice.


Tisha Gadson ’13 earned a PhD in Community Engagement from Point Park University in May 2018.

Kimberly Albert Jurich ’03 retired in June 2018 from her position as South East General Sales Manager with the leading international architectural manufacturer Construction Specialties. She will devote her time to fully growing the business she began six years ago, Kimberly Kathleen Group. Her privately owned sales and marketing firm based out of Palm Beach, Fla. specializes in content writing, speaking and corporate training programs to help business owners, managers, nonprofits and employees foster success, growth and leadership development within their teams.

Denise Schreiber ’03 received the Silver Award from GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators for her column in Pennsylvania Gardener magazine, Ask the Expert. This is the second time she has been awarded the honor for the column. She is also co-chair of the association’s Outreach Committee and is employed as a freelance writer with Corona Tools of Corona, Calif.

Rebecca A. Jones, MSML ’08 was named Senior Director of the Center for Student Success for Trident University International in August 2018.

Amy Palatucci ’08 was recently promoted to Interim Principal of Coronado High School in the Scottsdale Unified School District, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Emily Starn, DNP, CRNP ’09 has earned Family Nurse Practitioner and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certifications and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Robert Morris University. She is currently working as a CRNP for Psych Med Associates, Inc. in New Castle, Pa.


Lacey Benton, ’13, ’16 recently passed the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam and has fulfilled the experience requirements to become licensed. She is a Detection and Investigation Analyst Lead for PNC. Benton says about Carlow’s Master of Fraud and Forensics program: “The program helped me make the career change that I desired by setting me up with the necessary skills needed to thrive in white collar crime investigation. The program also provided me with the essential knowledge needed to obtain my CFE certification and further my career.”

David Debenham, MSC ’13 recently received his Master’s in Forensic Accounting from the University of Toronto. Debenham calls his time at Carlow University the most important educational experience of his life, and he remembers his peers and professors fondly. He continues his practice in Canada, his home and native land.

Daniel Esterly, PsyD, MBA ’13 is pursuing a PhD in Community Engagement (2020). He founded a consulting company in 2016 called Public Waves, LLC, is forming a nonprofit in addiction medicine and serves on the board of directors for two Pittsburgh nonprofit organizations, Glade Run Foundation and Ten Thousand Villages. He was named by as one of the Top 10 Hispanic American Leaders Under 30 Who Inspire & Innovate and was featured in an August 2018 article by Hispanic Network Magazine.

Ashley Blair ‘14 began a full-time kindergarten teaching position at Propel Schools’ Hazelwood, Pa. location in October 2017.

Joshua Allenberg, JD ’15 graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in May 2018.

Deirdra DiVittis ’17 started a new position as a Client Service Specialist at Rea & Associates, CPAs and Business Consultants, on June 4, 2018.

Jeimy Ibarra ’18 was selected as a recipient of the 30 Under 30 Award for 2018 by the Pittsburgh Business Times and Leadership Pittsburgh.


Abigail Schwartz Hodnick, DPT ’06 and her husband, Nicolas, welcomed their second child, Zoe Grace Hodnick, on April 10, 2018.



Jesse Kisner ’14 and Justin Armstrong ’12 were married on Aug. 5, 2017.

Stacey Trbovich, MSN ’16 married Nicolas Holland, Aug. 18, 2018.

Kathleen Margaret Stewart, BSN, RN ’16 and Cory James Hanlon, BSN, CEN, RN ’17 were married on Aug. 11, 2018.



Mary Jane Menk Ellis ’42, Aug. 18, 2018.

Mary Isabelle Langdon Duff ’43, Oct. 5, 2018.

Virginia Span Kelly ’46, June 18, 2016.

Gertrude Burek Mellett ’47, July 29, 2018.


Eileen Rosneck Hauris ’51, June 20, 2018.

Catherine “Sally” Wright Smith ’53, May 4, 2018.

Laura Sigmund Kindlin ’55, June 8, 2018.

Sister Gertrude Melissa, RSM ’57, Aug. 9, 2018.

Sister Ignatius Rooney, RSM ’58, June 22, 2018.


Eileen Dolan Protin ’61, July 5, 2018.

Mary Jane Polinsky Treichel, PhD ’62, Aug. 20, 2017.

Isabel Aiello Sestrich ’63, May 30, 2018.

Margaret Halterlein ’64, Aug. 2018.

Ester Perrier Seguiti ’65, June 26, 2018.

Mary Mahoney Reed, PhD ’66, June 15, 2018.

Sister Jean Marie Cihota, OSBM ’68, May 18, 2017.

Sister Grace Marie Herrle, CSJ ’68, July 20, 2018.

Doris Atmanchik Sobehart ’68, May 29, 2018.


Sister Rita Washington, SFCC ’70, Aug. 13, 2018.

Debra Krausa ’79, May 4, 2018.


Marilyn Anderson Connelly ’85, July 18, 2018.

Hilda V. Blade ’88, Nov. 2, 2017.


Regina E. Calloway-Jones ’08, July 25, 2018.


Jennifer Geisler DeJulio ’12, ’15, July 24, 2018.


Carole Jayne (CJ) Coleman, poet and member of Carlow University’s Madwomen in the Attic program, May 23, 2018.

Catherine G. Murray, Retired Master Sergeant, US Marine Corps, member of the Mercy Associates, Dec. 20, 2017 at age 100.

Sister Michele Van Voorst, LB, member of the Ladies of Bethany, July 13, 2018.

Sharon McGinnis Young, 1998 Woman of Spirit®, Sept. 10, 2018.



Mary Jo Dunn Wuenschel ’52 for the loss of her brother, James Edward Dunn, Jr., April 13, 2018.


Sheryl Coates ’67 for the loss of her husband, Merlin Duane Steiner, Aug. 17, 2017.

Janine Mutnansky Fiesta, JD ’68 for the loss of her husband, Richard J. Fiesta, Oct. 13, 2017.


Denise M. Petras, DNP ’79 for the loss of her mother, Matilda “Tillie” Frankovich, Aug. 14, 2017, and her husband, Harvey J. Petras, June 17, 2018.


Laura Kindlin Anderson ’80 for the death of her mother, Laura Sigmund Kindlin ’55, June 8, 2018.


Amanda Duff Rosencrance ’09 for the loss of her grandmother, Mary Isabelle Langdon Duff ’43, Oct. 5, 2018.


Robin Geisler Konieczka ’13 for the loss of her sister, Jennifer Geisler DeJulio ’12, ’15, July 24, 2018.