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Merry Christmas,

                        N A Z A R E T H AC A D E M Y H I G H S C H O O L A LU M N A E A S S O C I AT I O N M AG A Z I N E
greetings, a l u m s !                                                                                                                                                                                           re c o n n e c t
Dear Friends,                                                                                                                                                            Dear Fellow Alumnae,

It has been a wonderful school year at Nazareth Academy so far! We turned                                                                                                Since graduating from NA in 1985 I have repeatedly found myself connected to
over a new leaf this fall with our new website, which has been receiving thousands                                                                                       fellow graduates. I spent 17 years working in Center City with older adults and
of hits per week. Our current seniors continue to amaze me with their                                                                                                    was stunned to repeatedly run into alumnae.
achievements, both inside and outside of the classroom, from National Merit
                                                                                                                                                                         On one occasion we were developing a new site for the senior center and while
Semifinalist Denise Elisio to track star Meghan Lutz who placed 5th at the PIAA
                                                                                                                                 Nazareth graduates grace the            at an event, I turned around to find Maureen Casey, ‘86 who at the time was
Cross Country Championships. I have nothing but the highest hopes for their
                                                                                                                                 halls of NAHS; however, now they        working with a partner agency. We ended up launching the new location and
future success, and know that these fine young women will make us proud,
                                                                                                                                 are teaching our future leaders —       ultimately had our sons within months of each other!
as all of our alumnae always do.
                                                                                                                                 Sister Eunice Leszczynska, ‘43;
                                                                                     Principal’s Letter .................... 1
                                                                                                                                 Sister Clarissa Mroz, ‘46; Sister       About 10 years ago, a student from Drexel began an internship with me,
I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the alumnae who assisted with
                                                                                                                                 Jeanette Lawlor, ‘51; Sister            Jeannette Chobot, ‘92. We compared notes on the NAHS of 1985 vs. 1992 and
our Kairos appeal. Kairos, our student retreat program, has been helping             Alumnae Affairs Update ........ 2
                                                                                                                                 Constance Sabalauskas, ‘60; Sister      we continue as good friends to this day. In my personal life, my closest friends are
Nazareth girls find solace and a connection with God since 2000. It is through
                                                                                                                                 Celine Warnilo, ‘63; Sister David       those I graduated with from Nazareth – Jackie Mock Naphys, ‘85, Sally Gaughan
the generosity of our alumnae that current students who cannot afford it are able    2008 Blue & Gold Auction:
                                                                                                                                 Sibiski, ‘65; Dianne Franiak Reilly,    Unger, ‘85 and Cindy Rich Schmus, ‘85. I got married in 1998 and found myself
to experience this moving milestone with their fellow classmates.                    Midnight Masquerade ........... 3
                                                                                                                                 ‘65; Sister Stephanie Potyraj, ‘65;     surrounded by NA grads - Janice Makowski O’Connor, ‘89, Kristin Zerumsky
On behalf of the entire Nazareth community, thank you for your continued                                                         Frances Wieczezynski, ‘66;              Watson, ‘97, and Laurie Zerumsky, ‘01.
                                                                                     Upcoming Events .................. 4
support this year, whether you attended our production of The Sound of Music                                                     Stella Szymczak Turzanski, ‘68;
                                                                                                                                                                         After attending the Class of 1985’s reunion in January 2006, I quickly reconnected
or sponsored our Athletic Department’s Monte Carlo Night or baked a cake                                                         Sister Mary McDevitt, ‘76;
                                                                                     Snapshots ......................... 5 - 6                                           with Nazareth and ultimately landed here in the Development and Alumnae Office.
for our Annual Craft Fair. We would love to see you at many of our upcoming                                                      Kristianne Maguire, ‘90; Danielle
                                                                                                                                                                         It has been fun to see graduates I know and meet so many new people. I have had
events in the new year!                                                                                                          Wilson, ‘99; Lisa Hirst Riccio, ‘00;
                                                                                     Student News ........................ 7                                             the opportunity to attend reunions for the classes of 1982, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1997,
                                                                                                                                 Meghan McKeever, ‘02; and
                                                                                                                                                                         the first ever All Year Reunion and graduation with the Golden Graduates of 1957!
May you and your loved ones have a happy and healthy holiday season!                                                             Katie Green, ‘03.
                                                                                     In Loving Memory ................ 8
                                                                                                                                                                         It is truly a small world and one in which more than 7,200 Nazareth Academy
                                                                                                                                 Also, the Nazareth Academy
                                                                                                                                                                         graduates make differences daily. From the Nancy Ann’s to the Pandas, blue and
                                                                                     Class Notes ..................... 9 - 13    Parents Association president is
Sister Mary Joan Jacobs, CSFN, Ed.D                                                                                                                                      gold forever runs through our blood.
Principal, Nazareth Academy High School                                                                                          Beth Anne Stec Jacobs, ‘78, whose
                                                                                     Update Submission Form ..... 14             daughter Rachel graduates in June.      With our recent mailings, I have been delighted to hear from graduates looking
                                                                                                                                                                         forward to Home for the Holidays. Planning events that appeal to all of you in some
                                                                                                                                 Not to mention that each day
                                                                                                                                                                         way is a priority for our office. Please let me know your thoughts, concerns and
                                                                                                                                 graduates help us through their
                                                                                                                                                                         ideas. I invite you to join me and the rest of our alumnae as we work to
                                                                                                                                 businesses – such as Beth Scott, ‘79;
                                                                                                                                                                         rejuvenate the Nazareth Academy Alumnae Association. Please give me a call!
                                                                                                                                 Daphne Hardin, ‘85; Megan Petner
                                                                                                                                 Kennedy, ’87; Nicole Slabinski, ‘96;
                                                                                                                                 Rose Cappo Cunningham, ‘85;
                                                                                                                                 and Carol Sander Roat, ‘63;             Jacqui McClernan Makowski, ‘85
                                                                                                                                 Marlene McNamee, ‘88 – just to          Director of Development, Nazareth Academy High School
                                                                                                                                 name a few!                    • 215-268-1032

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                  Mi dni ght                                                                                            FIRST ANNUAL ALUM
                                                                                                                                                              upcoming E V E N T S
                                                                                                                        WEEKEND 2007                          It is always a pleasure to have our Alumnae participate in school activities.
                                                                                                                        Happy Hour                            We’d love to see you at any of our fun events this year. From the elegance
                                                                                                                        Friday, December 14 • 5 PM            of our annual auction in March to the casual gab-fest at the All Year Reunion
                                                                                                                        Chickie’s & Pete’s, Roosevelt Blvd.
                                                                                                                                                              to the beautiful liturgy for our Class of 2008’s Alumnae Induction Night --
                                                                                                                        Breakfast with Santa                  there is something for everyone to enjoy!
                                                                                                                        Saturday, December 15 • 10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                Attention, Class of 1958!               Summer Vacation 2009:
                                                                                                                        CL ASS OF 2007 “CATCH                   In celebration of your 50th reunion,    Rome, Sorrento & Sicily
Volunteer your                                                                                                          UP COCOA CL ATCH”
                                                                                                                        Thursday, December 20 • 5 PM
                                                                                                                                                                our “Golden Grads” are invited back
                                                                                                                                                                to Nazareth to receive their golden
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Our esteemed Latin teacher Miss
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Feletski is running another of her
     Time, Talent or Treasure
                                                                                                                        Cafeteria, NAHS
                                                                                                                                                                diplomas at the Class of 2008’s         popular European excursions in the
                                                                                                                                                                Commencement Ceremony and               Summer of 2009 to Rome, Sorrento
                                                                                                                        FIRST NAAA / ALUMNAE                    to reconnect with old friends at a      and Sicily.
From our first auction in 2005 to our resounding success last year at A Star is Born, our Nazareth community             LEADERSHIP MEETING                      reception held immediately
has shown enormous support for our annual auction and in turn, our school and our students. We hope you                 Tuesday, January 22, 2008                                                       If you are intestered in finding out
                                                                                                                        6:30 PM • Green Room, NAHS
will consider assisting us in continuing our previous auctions’ successes, whether it’s donating an item for auction,                                                                                   more, please contact Miss Feletski
                                                                                                                                                                Please be sure to update your address   at 215-268-1029 or via email at
purchasing a sponsorship or an ad in our Program Book or volunteering your time to help our commitees.
                                                                                                                        MUSIC DEPARTMENT ’S                     information with the Development
                                                                                                                        ANNUAL BL ACK &                         Office if you would like to receive     Remember: book early to lock in
Auction items and ads will need to be received by February 11, 2008 in order to be included in the Auction              WHITE CONCERT                           further notice of this event.           discounted prices!
                                                                                                                        Saturday, March 8, 2008 • 5 PM
Program Book. If you have additional questions, please contact Jacqui M. Makowski, Director of Development
                                                                                                                                                                Calling All Music Alumnae               Reunion Update
at 215-268-1032.
                                                                                                                        SPRING CONCERT
                                                                                                                                                                Save the Date for the annual Black &    Reunion fever has been in the air
                                                                                                                        & SENIOR ART SHOW                       White Concert! If you are interested    this fall! Nazareth celebrated reunions
                                                                                                                        Sunday, April 20, 2008 • 2 PM           in performing at the concert and        for the classes of 1982, 1992, and

    and Be our Guest...
                                                                                                                                                                sharing your talent with our current    1997. The classes of 1966 and 1967
                                                                                                                                                                students and their families, please     plan to have a reunion next year.
                                                                                                                        ALL YEAR REUNION                        contact the Development Office.         We are still accepting RSVP’s for
                                                                                                                        Saturday, April 28, 2008 • 7 PM
                        at our hallmark fundraising event of the year,                                                  Finnigan’s Wake, Philadelphia PA
                                                                                                                                                                Getting the NAAA Back on Track
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the Class of 2007’s Cocoa Clatch at
                                                                                                                                                                The Nazareth Academy Alumnae

       a spectacular gala that will be filled                                                                            ALUMNAE
                                                                                                                        INDUCTION NIGHT
                                                                                                                                                                Association (NAAA) has been
                                                                                                                                                                struggling of late and is in need of
                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you are interested in planning a
                                                                                                                                                                                                        reunion for your class, please contact
                                                                                                                        Tuesday, May 20, 2008 • 7 PM                                                    Jacqui McClernan Makowski, ‘85,
                 with mystique and Old World glamour!                                                                                                           grads with big ideas! Any alumna
                                                                                                                                                                who has an interest in joining the      at 215-268-1032 or via email at
                                                                                                                        COMMENCEMENT 2008                       new NAAA Leadership Team or if
                                                                                                                        featuring “Golden Grads” from           you just want to be more active with
                                                                                                                        the Class of 1958                       school events, please come out to       Have Questions about an
                                                                                                                        Saturday, May 31 • 12:30 PM             our first meeting, Tuesday, January     Upcoming Event?

                           Save the Date                                                                                Holy Family University Center           22nd, 2008 at 6:30 PM in the Green
                                                                                                                                                                Room. Bring your thinking caps and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Contact the NAHS Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Office at 215-268-1032 or check
                                                                                                                                                                your “Panda Pride” to help us plan for the
                                                                                                                                                                for fun, future events and find ways    latest NAHS news!
                                                                                                                                                                to re-energize your fellow alums.
                                                                                                                                                                We’d love to see you there!

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snap s h o t s                                                                                                                                                                          snap s h o t s

    First Annual All Year Reunion
                                                                                                              Michaelina Lipinski Bendig, ‘80 (center), named                Kelly Ann Neill McNab, ‘99 and new husband Stephen
    April 28th 2007 | Finnigan’s Wake, Phila. PA
                                                                                                              a 2007 Congressional Angel in Adoption, is pictured            were married on Friday, September 21st, 2007.
                                                                                                              with Senator Mary Landrieu (D- LA) (left) and Deanna
                                                                                                              Carlson Stacy, executive director of the Congressional
                                                                                                              Coalition on Adoption Institute.

                                                        Young Alum Event
                                                        October 18th 2007 | Liberties, Phila. PA

                                                                                                                                                                             Michelle Durham, ‘84 suits up for her KYW Newsradio
                                                                                                                                                                             series “A Firefighter’s Journey.”

                                                                                                              Dr. Mark S. Hyde with recent Providence College
                                                                                                              graduates, left to right, Rebecca Hatch, Jaclyn Scholl, ‘03,
                                                                                                              and Amanda Dillon. Scholl minored in political science
                                                                                                              and worked with Dr. Hyde on his project, “Presidential
                                                                                                              Coattails and State Legislative Elections,” which examined        Smile Pretty, Alums!
                                                                                                              the presidential elections from 1988 through 2004.                Have photos you’d like to share with your alumnae
                                                                                                              Using her math background, Scholl provided the statistical        sisters? Send them to alumnae@nazarethacademyhs.
                                                                                                              analysis of the data on the lobbyist survey project.              org with a clear description (be sure to identify those
    Class of 1982 Reunion                                                                                                                                                       in the pictures!) and you can be featured in the
    November 20th 2007 | The Fountain Room, Phila. PA   Class of 1997 Reunion                                                                                                   Realm Snapshot Page!
                                                        November 23rd 2007 | Downey’s Restaurant, Phila. PA

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student n e w s                                                                                                                                                                           in       loving M e m o r y
    1 sports                                   1 academics                                  The Community Service Corps (CSC)
                                                                                            “Operation: Santa Claus” was a great
    Meghan Lutz, ‘08, was named to the         Denise Elisio, ‘08, was named a Semi-        success. After the presentation of gifts
    Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches       Finalist and Meghan Check, ‘08, Sara         on December 6th and blessing of the
    Assocation (PTFCA) All-State Cross-        Harrington, ‘08, and Eileen Moran,           teams, CSC girls wrapped more than
    Country Team.                              ‘08 were named Commended Students            500 gifts for underpriviledged children
                                               in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship       (see photo on cover).
    Lutz has been nothing short of             Program.
    spectacular in her final season of cross
    country at Nazareth. The happy-go-         “I am thrilled about the performance of      Lauren Schellinger, ‘08 was given the
    lucky senior has racked up win after       our Nazareth students,” Sister Mary Joan     Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2008 Student
    win this season, including the Council     Jacobs said. “We strive daily to foster an   Citzenship Award at the National
    Rock Invitational, the Mill Street Run     environment of perpetual learning and        Constitution Center on December
    and the Viking International at Arch-      the accomplishments of these young           6th. Schellinger is in the forefront of
    bishop Wood. She also finished fourth      women are an excellent tribute to that       “Aids for Friends,” Operation: Santa
    in the PIAA District 1 Championship        effort.”                                     Claus, Spring Fling, St. Francis Inn,      Alumnae Memorials
    meet and fifth in the State Champion-                                                   and annual community service school        Some friends and families of             For example, the family of Jeanmarie      their education. Planned giving
    ship meet.                                                                              trips. She is on Student Council and a     Nazareth Alumnae who have passed         Doherty-Cunningham, ‘88 created           options include bequests and
                                               Sixteen students were honored as             member of the National Honor               away often inquire about meaningful      a Memorial Scholarship which              insurance policies among others.
    This accomplishment could be a sign        Advanced Placement Scholars by the           Society, CSC, and SADD.                                                             represents an opportunity for a           Please consult with your attorney
                                                                                                                                       ways to remember graduates at the
    of big things to come for Lutz, who is     College Board in recognition of their                                                   Academy. There are a number of           student to attend the academy who         or financial advisor for more
    poised for big seasons in both indoor      exceptional achievement on the college-                                                 opportunities to honor and memori-       for many circumstances otherwise          detailed information.
    and outdoor track. Lutz has also been a    level Advanced Placement Program             1 performing
                                                                                                                                       alize Nazareth graduates, friends, and   would not. As a school teacher,
    standout swimmer for the Pandas over       Exams.                                            arts                                  families. Contributions in memory        Jeanmarie worked daily to ensure a        These are just a few ways to leave
    the past three years.
                                                                                                                                       of someone can be sent to the            quality education. The scholarship        a legacy and support the future of
                                               Five Nazareth students, Lisa Bengle, ‘07,
                                                                                            The hills were alive with The Sound        Development Office and then the          fund is her lasting legacy, and in this   Nazareth Academy. Please contact
                                               Chelsea Carroll, ‘07, Pooja Patel, ‘07,
                                               Jennifer Schuler, ‘07, and Kaylyn Toale,     of Music at this year’s Annual Play.       family can determine how they            way, her family turns their tragic loss   the Development Office at 215-268
                                               ‘07 qualified for the AP Scholar with        Nazareth girls coupled with boys from                                               into a tremendous opportunity and         -1032 if you would like to discuss
                                                                                                                                       would like to utilize the funds.
                                               Distinction Award by earning an average      Father Judge High School and Holy                                                                                             ways to memorialize a loved one.
                                                                                                                                                                                wonderful honor for a young woman.
                                               grade of at least a 3.5 on all AP Exams on   Ghost Prep gave six brava performances     For example, just this May, the
                                               five or more exams.                          with over 40 cast members, led by          family of Eileen Eldridge Larkin, ‘64,   Each year the school in conjuction
                                                                                            Alex Gregory, ‘08 as Maria and Brian
                                                                                                                                       came to visit the school to dedicate     with her family holds a special,          1in memoriam
                                                                                            Bateman as Captain Von Trapp. The
                                                                                                                                       a plaque in her honor. They were         family-friendly event to raise funds
                                               1 service                                    production was positively reviewed by
                                                                                                                                       able to see first hand how the legacy    to replenish the scholarship. The 3rd     Please keep our deceased alumnae
                                                                                            the Greater Philadelphia chapter of
                                                                                                                                       of their sister and daughter had         Annual Event was held at Finnigan’s       sisters in your prayers.
    Giannina Cipolloni, ‘08, signed a          During a morning liturgy last month,         the Cappies - the Critics and Awards
                                                                                            Program - which enables high school        continued at Nazareth in assisting the   Wake on Sunday, November 18th
    National Letter of Intent to play soft-    freshman Sara Bonner, ‘11 presented
                                                                                            students to review shows at other          Math Department in purchasing a          and a great time was had by all!          Mary C. Pluta Franiak, ‘38
    ball for the University of Virginia on     former police officer Rudolph P. Muller
                                               Jr. of the 35th Police District a check      schools under the guidance of faculty      state-of-the-art graphing calculator                                               Sister Celeste Slowik, ‘46
    November 14th, with NAHS Softball                                                                                                                                           The family presents the scholarship
    Coach Bob Keating and principal Sister     for $700 for the family of slain officer     members. Their reviews were published      projector (pictured above with math                                                Irene Karpinska Chippendale, ‘50
                                                                                            in the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday        teacher Mrs. Cheryl Sylvester and        to the special student with a plaque
    Mary Joan Jacobs, pictured above.          Chuck Cassidy. Bonner sold soft
                                                                                                                                                                                at the annual Honors Convocation          Eileen Eldridge Larkin, ‘64
                                               pretzels at the NAHS Monte Carlo             November 4th.                              principal Sister Mary Joan Jacobs).
    Cipolloni has been a standout on the       Night and all through the following                                                                                              ceremony in the Spring.                   Tracey Ann King Cramer, ‘84
    Nazareth softball team for the past        week in order to raise money for the                                                    Memorial Scholarships                                                              Eileen Esposito Vaida, ‘86
    three years. Her speed on the basepaths    Cassidy Family Memorial Trust Fund.                                                     Some families choose to sponsor a        Planned Gifts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Melanie McMaster, ‘90
    and skill as an all-AACA shortstop         She was presented with an embroidered                                                   scholarhip for a current student in      Planned giving provides a special way
    were key elements of the Panda’s           sweatshirt with the 35th District’s logo.                                                                                        to provide for the future of Nazareth     Kimberly Ann Farmer, ‘91
                                                                                                                                       the memory of a loved one.
    championship season in 2007.                                                                                                                                                Academy High School students and          Nichole Silversteen, ‘00

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class N O T E S                                                                                                                                                                                                         class N O T E S
                                                Judie Healy, ‘59, is a CIH/CSP
    11940s                                      who manages DEA safety and health
                                                programs in Washington, DC and
                                                                                             11970s                                     Kathleen Quinn McLaughlin, ‘80,
                                                                                                                                        has fun with her four feisty children
                                                                                                                                                                                    Cindy Rich Schmus, ‘85 lives in
                                                                                                                                                                                    Voorhees, PA with her husband John           11990s
    Victoria Kowalski Terrell, ‘43 remains      teaches at the DEA Academy in                Beverly Ciquero Frantz, ‘71 celebrated     (who are eight and under) and resides       and her two daughters Katie (13) and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Suzanne Graveley Angus, ‘90
    active in the Ladies’ Guild at St.          Quantico, VA. She gave a presentation        the birth of her first grandchild Jaiden   in Philadelphia, PA.                        Alison (11). She works as a Nurse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 works as an Acquisitions Specialist at
    Therese Church in Branford, CT.             this summer in Philadelphia at the           Jacqueline Frantz, who arrived 12/16/05.                                               Practicioner in the Neuro-Oncology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Defense Logistics Agency. She lives in
                                                Nat’l Industrial Hygiene Conference                                                     Andrea Gluch Stocklin, ‘82, has two         Department at Children’s Hospital.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Richmond, VA with her husband Lee
    Sister Eunice Leszczynska, ‘43 works        on the hazards associated with seizures      Maureen Wilkinson, ‘72 and Mary-           children, Bobby (14) and Meredith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and son Liam, who was adopted from
    at NAHS as a Guidance Counselor for         of clandestine methampthetamine labs.        Ellen Strain, ‘72 moved to Baton Rouge,    (11), and resides in Mt. Laurel, NJ.        Barbara Baxter Dlugosz, ‘85 works
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kazakhstan in 2006. She plans to travel
    the Freshman class.                         She has two beautiful granddaughters         LA with Sewie, Bonnie Angel, and new                                                   as a staff nurse at Nazareth Hospital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 back to Kazakhstan to adopt a baby girl
                                                by her daughter Alison, who lives in         puppy Frankie.                             Michelle Bright Sharp, ‘82, moved to        and as a clinical instructor at Holy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in the winter of 2008.
    Sister Clarissa Mroz, ‘46 works at          New Orleans.                                                                            Minnesota in 1996 and now works as          Family University. She has two sons,
    NAHS as the Library Moderator and                                                        Theresa Dowling McCabe, ‘73 has one        an Operations Manager for USBancorp         Kevin (20) and Brian (14) with her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kristianne Maguire, ‘90 teaches and is
    just celebrated her 80th birthday this
                                                11960s                                       child, Kristen (18).                       Investments and Insurance. She has two
                                                                                                                                        sons, Andy (20) and Tommy (17).
                                                                                                                                                                                    husband Joe.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Chairperson of the Theology Dept.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 at NAHS. She spent time this summer in
                                                Sister Constance Sabalauskas, ‘60            Sister Mary McDevitt, ‘76 is the Vice                                                  Elaine Evans Guarriello, ‘85 resides
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kampala, Uganda where she visited with
    Veronica Jastrzebski Binczewski, ‘49        is currently the Chairperson of the          Principal of Student Activities and the    Sister Maryann McKeogh, ‘83                 in South Central, PA with her two girls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 missionaries and local schools. She was
    is now housebound with mobility             Guidance Department at NAHS.                 Moderator of Campus Ministry at NA.        took office as the new Treasurer for the    (10 and 8).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 recently seen on Oprah in a feature on the
    problems from brain tumor surgery.                                                                                                  Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 book, “Eat Pray Love” this December.
    Her daughter came to Nazareth and           Sister Celine Warnilo, ‘63 currently         Diane McCollum Melville, ‘77               in Des Plaines, IL this May.                Sally Gaughan Unger, ‘85 works
    filmed a memory video this May.             teaches Algebra classes at Nazareth.         has two children, Chris (19) and Dan                                                   full-time at Nazareth Academy Grade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dana Fluehr Morrissey, ‘91 welcomed
                                                                                             (14) and resides in Schwenksville, PA.     Michelle Durham, ‘84 is a reporter          School. She has been married for 14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 daughter Lilly Gracyn this July with
    Patricia Ann Sullivan Stevenson, ‘49        Sister David Sibiski, ‘65 is the Vice-                                                  and news anchor for KYW Newsradio           years to Ken, with three children -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 husband Joseph and daughter Emily.
    is recovering from breast cancer at         Principal of Student Affairs and teaches     Mary Beth Gwinnell McClafferty, ‘77        1060. For one special series for KYW,       twin boys (11) and a daughter (3).
    home in Providence, RI.                     theology at NAHS.                            celebrates her promotion as the new        Michelle went through actual fire-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Geralyn Logan McErlean, ‘91 awaits the
                                                                                             Assistant Pension Department Manager       fighter training at the Philadelphia Fire   Sherry Nykiel, ‘87 graduated from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 birth of a new baby girl in March 2008
                                                Dianne Franiak Reilly, ‘65 currently         at Beneficial Savings Bank.                Academy, graduating with her class in       medical school in 2005. She now works
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with her husband Matt and daughter
                                                teaches Math at NAHS.                                                                   2006. She went on to serve with Engine      as a psychiatrist and lives with her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kelly Erin, born on November 10, 2006.
    Joan Foster Barber, ‘50 celebrated                                                       Linda Bofinger Lutz, ‘78 currently is      Company 50 in North Philadelphia,           husband in Boston, MA.
    her 50th anniversary with her husband       Sister Stephanie Potyraj, ‘65 currently      the Vice President of Finance for the      and her series “A Firefighter’s Journey”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Margaret Gondek Logan, ‘91 works
    Robert in April and recently vacationed     teaches Biology at NAHS.                     Galman Group, a real estate management     won eight awards -- including two           Laurie Newsome Hope, ‘88 is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 as a homecare nurse for Frankford
    in London and Ireland. Her grand-                                                        company in Jenkintown, PA. She has         Edward R. Murrow Awards from the            member of the USAF and resides in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hospital. She has two children, Ashlee (8)
    daughter Brianna McArdle graduated          Frances Wieczezynski, ‘66 teaches and        three children, Nancy, Karen, and Brian,   RTNDA. In 2007, Durham’s series             Okinawa, Japan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and Justin (4) with husband Chris.
    from Nazareth in June.                      is currently the Chairperson of the          with her husband and best friend Boyd.     “Delaware Valley on the Front Lines”
                                                Science Department at NAHS.                  She is also the proud grandmother of       took her to the Persian Gulf, where         Linda Panikowski, ‘89 works as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mary Grace McGuirl Parchesky, ‘91 has
    Sister Jeanette Lawlor, ‘51 returned                                                     Kylie Marie, who will be celebrating her   she interviewed service personnel from      Certified Hand Therapist/Occupational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 two children, Katie (6) and Sean (1).
    to NA this year to assist in the Business   Judith Molnar LoGerfo, ‘66                   first birthday on December 21st!           our area aboard the aircraft carrier USS    Therapist in Waterbury, CT. In her
    Office. She is currently the Superior at    celebrated the first birthday of her first                                              Enterprise, in the desert, and on an        spare time, she designs bracelets which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nancy DeMuzio Muller, ‘91 works
    the Mount Nazareth Convent.                 grandchild (Frank Thomas) with her           Beth Anne Stec Jacobs, ‘78 is currently    oil drilling platform. Michelle lives in    she sells to benefit charities such as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 as a hairstylist for the David J. Witchell
                                                husband Frank. She acts as a pastoral        the President of the Nazareth Academy      Lower Gwynedd, PA with her children         CT Humane Society (where she also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Salon/Spa in Newtown, PA. She has two
    Geraldine Connolly Goldschmidt,             minister helping with retreat work,          Parents Association (NAPA).                Christian and Caitlin.                      volunteers as a cat socializer).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sons, Matthew (17) and Luke (7).
    ‘53, a retired school teacher, is now       teaching and spiritual direction and
    working part-time at the Hill School        serves as an adviser for the lay student     11980s                                     Jacqui McClernan Makowski, ‘85
                                                                                                                                        celebrates her first year as Director of
                                                                                                                                                                                    Michele Cancelliere Carter, ‘89
                                                                                                                                                                                    welcomed daughter Elsa Marin Carter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Corina Caniz Connors, ‘91 works as
    Daycare.                                    formation at her alma mater, Weston                                                                                                                                              an attorney for Land Services USA, Inc.
                                                Jesuit School of Theology in                 Michaelina Lipinski Bendig, ‘80 an         Development & Alumnae Relations at          on November 11, 2006 with husband
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 She has one daughter Keira with husband
    Marianne Rozanski Miele, ‘55,               Cambridge, MA.                               adoption consultant for Adoptions From     NAHS. She has a son Ryan (5) and            Tim and son Liam.
    works full-time at the Fox Chase                                                         the Heart in Wynnewood, was recently       resides in Philadelphia, PA with her
    Cancer Center. In her spare time,           Stella Szymczak Turzanski, ‘68 is            named a 2007 Congressional Angel in        husband Tom.
    she makes crafts, paintings, and hand-      currently the Chairperson of the Social      Adoption. She is the mother of three
    made greeting cards.                        Studies Department at NAHS.                  adopted teenage daughters.

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     11990s                                    Megan Austin, ‘91 received her BS        Joellen Paget Gillon, ‘91 currently         Karen Grady Kinslow, ‘91 has two
                                                                                                                                    daughters Kailey (6) and Lauren (5)
                                                                                                                                                                               Alexandria Balloch Law, ‘91
                                                                                                                                                                               is currently a stay-at-home mom with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Andrea Augustino Cupano, ‘96
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          earned her Bachelor’s degree in
                                               in Special Education and Elementary      works as a GYN/ONC at Yale. She
                      ... continued
                                               Education, a M.Ed. concentrating in      lives in CT with her husband Thomas,        with husband Jason.                        daughters Elsa (2) and Julianna (2         Elementary Education and is working
                                               Students with Exceptional Needs          daughter, Isabella Juliet (3) and their                                                months). She resides in Whittier, CA       on her Master’s in Leadership/
     Danielle Checchia Fox, ‘91 has three                                                                                                                                      with her husband Jerry.                    Administration. She has been married
                                               (Autism) from the University of          two pugs, Booda and Guiness.                Christy Foster Sfida, ‘91 worked as a
     children, Kayla (8), Daniel (5), and                                                                                                                                                                                 for five years and has two daughters,
                                               Delaware and a Doctor of Education                                                   School Nurse for the School District
     Andrew (1) with husband Marc.                                                                                                                                             Kerry Connor Walker, ‘91 has two           Sofia (2) and Juliana (4 mos).
                                               concentrating in Exceptional Children    Kristen Pawlowski McCammitt, ‘91            of Philadelphia for 7 years before
                                               from Nova Southeastern University.       is a Store Manager for Babies R Us and      becoming a stay-at-home mom to             boys, Justin and Andrew, with husband
     Joanne Berardi Martin, ‘91 is taking                                                                                                                                      Justin.                                    Shannon McDade Bretz, ‘97
                                                                                        has a son Aidan (2) with her husband of     Nathan (6) and Jack (4).
     classes to earn a teaching certificate                                                                                                                                                                               graduated with a Master of Philosophy
                                               Bonnie Gresko Cossman, ‘91 is a stay-    6 years.
     in Secondary Education. She has two                                                                                                                                       Mary Ellen Staranowicz, ‘92 launched       in Medival History from Trinity
                                               at-home mom with Victoria Rachel (3).                                                Kimberly Froelich O’Doherty, ‘91
     children, Ryan (7) and Lindsay (5) with                                                                                                                                   the Smith Thompson Group, a meet-          College in Dublin, Ireland and now
                                               She expects a second baby on 2/28/07.    Joanna Peiritsch Boland, ‘91                has two children, Ryan Michael (5) and
     husband David.                                                                                                                                                            ing and event management company           teaches social studies at Cherokee High
                                                                                        is currently a stay-at-home mom with        Ashley Jane (2) with husband Mike.
                                               Theresa Murray Smith, ‘91 home-          daughters Julianna (3) and Sarah (2).                                                  in 2007. Mary Ellen and her business       School in Marlton, NJ. She married
     Jennifer Holloran Wilga, ‘91 works as                                                                                                                                     partner have over 20 years combined        husband Matt on 12/30/05 at Christ
                                               schools children Rebecca (8) and Leo                                                 Amy Lynn Flood, ‘91 has a daughter
     a Sales Manager for InterCall. She has                                                                                                                                    experience in pharmaceutical meeting       the King.
                                               (6) with husband David.                  Valerie Stever Ansel, ‘91 has two           Addison (4) with husband Michael
     two children, Gabby (4) and Joey (2)                                                                                                                                      management. Smith Thompson Group
                                                                                        children, Meghan (5) and Timmy (3)          Siciliano.
     with husband Joseph.                                                                                                                                                      focuses on pharmaceutical/medical          Nina Tanghe, ‘98 got engaged while
                                               Deborah Niedzwiecki Droke, ‘91           with husband Fran.
                                               is currently studying for her Master’s                                               Theresa Donohue, ‘91 is a Physicians       meetings as well as other industries’      vacationing in Italy to Chris Ingulli.
     Michele Kelly DeLucia, ‘91 works                                                                                                                                          corporate meetings and events across       Their wedding date was October 27th.
                                               degree in Standards Based Teaching.      Tina Stoklosa Tomaszewski, ‘91              Assistant at the National Institute of
     as a Reading Specialist at Harrington                                                                                                                                     the globe.
                                               She is a math teacher in Williamstown,   is a News Producer at NBC10.                Health in hematology/oncology and
     Middle School in Mt. Laurel, NJ.                                                                                                                                                                                     Nicole Donnelly, ‘98 graduated from
                                               NJ and also trains teachers in NJ and    Her husband Frank is the Executive          stem cell transplantation.
                                               PA on how to use the Connected Math      Producer of the morning show.                                                          Cheryl Opalkowski Bonadonna, ‘92           Bennington College with a dual degree
     Jennifer Kiely Raines, ‘91 works as                                                                                                                                       works as a clinical project manager at     in Japanese and Fine Arts. She is
                                               Program. She has three sons, Sean (8),                                               Julie Dwyer, ‘91 works as a School
     a Senior Registered Client Service                                                                                                                                        ICON Clinical Research. She has two        currently teaching and working toward
                                               Craig (4), and Danny (2) with her        Carol Strecker Paterno, ‘91 has two         Psychologist for the Bucks County
     Associate at UBS. She has twins, Nick                                                                                                                                     children, Michael (5) and Katelyn (2)      her MFA at the University of Iowa.
                                               husband of nine years.                   children, Shane (4) and Nicole (1).         Intermediate Unit and will soon receive
     and Sara (3), with her husband Al.                                                                                                                                        with her husband of 9 years Tony.
                                                                                                                                    her Ph.D from Temple University in
                                               Theresa Odozynski Foschini, ‘91          Christie Streff Fiandra, ‘91 works          School Psychology.                                                                    Allison Terzyk, ‘99 currently lives
     Marta Kiszlo Cooper, ‘91 has two                                                                                                                                          Karen Ziemba Daddario, ‘95 works as        in Orange County, CA and works as
                                               has two children, Sophia (5) and         in PACU at Lower Bucks Hospital.
     boys, Brendan (3) and Owen (2) with                                                                                                                                       an Oncology Clinical Coordinator in        an Assistant Merchant in Girls Apparel
                                               Nicholas (2) with husband Richie.        She has three children, Danny (8),          Denise Fahey Rogers, ‘91 currently
     husband Scott. She now works as a                                                                                                                                         Williamsburg, VA. She has two              and Accessories at a surf company,
                                                                                        Julianna (7), and Alana (3) with            teaches at Grover Washington Jr. Middle
     payroll auditor in Bala Cynwyd.                                                                                                                                           children, Erin Grace (6) and Nicholas      Rip Curl.
                                               Tara Olenick Pierson, ‘91 works as a     husband Michael.                            School and is a member of the Executive
                                               mammographer at Cooper Hospital.                                                     Board for the Philadelphia Federation of   Ryan (3) with husband Michael.
     Kristin Lawler Gordos, ‘91 works as                                                                                                                                                                                  Kelly Ann Neill McNab, ‘99
                                               She has a son Michael Jr. (2) with       Laura Bowie Bratchford, ‘91 has a son       Teachers. She married James Rogers in
     a pediatric dentist and opened her own                                                                                                                                   Jennifer Magilton, ‘96 graduated from       married her fiance Stephen on Friday,
                                               husband Michael.                         Conor (3) with husband Charlie.             August 2004.
     practice, Berks Kids Dentistry. She was                                                                                                                                  the School of Veterinary Medicine of        September 21st at Our Lady of Calvary
     featured on the show “Jon and Kate +
                                               Jennifer Pessillo Klein, ‘91 welcomed    Maureen Daly Schwegler, ‘91 is              Christine Zisk Adamucci, ‘91 has three the University of Pennsylvania in May.         Church. They will reside in Northeast
     Eight” on TLC. She has three children
                                               son Jake Matthew into the family on      working on a BS/MS in Biotechnology         children, Victoria and twins Nicholas and She is currently in an emergency and        Philadelphia, PA. Fellow alum Erin
     with husband Christopher.                                                                                                                                                critical care internship in Portland, OR.   Smith, ‘99 read at the wedding.
                                               July 10th, 2006. He was a healthy 7      at Penn State University. She has two       Julianna with husband Marc.
                                               lbs, 10 oz. and 20 in.                   children, Brynn (7) and William (4)
     Elizabeth Gross Ryan, ‘91 received                                                                                                                                        Amy McAllister Solwecki, ‘96               Danielle Wilson, ‘99 is currently the
                                                                                        with husband Michael.                       Elizabeth Waring Clayton, ‘91 works as
     her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy                                                                                                                                   currently works as a Major Gifts Officer   Athletic Director at NAHS.
                                               Heather Reed O’Mara, ‘91                                                             a Behavorial Specialist with the Chester
     and now works at the Hospital of the                                                                                                                                      for the Graduate School of Education
                                               is currently the Director of Marketing   Mary Grace McGuirl Parchesky, ‘91           County Intermediate Unit. She has two
     University of Pennsylvania. She has two                                                                                                                                   at the University of Pennsylvania.         Megan Graveley, ‘99 is currently
                                               for Comcast Cable Communications         has two children, Katie (6) and Sean (1).   children, Gabe (4) and Drew (6) with
     boys, Colin (2) and Liam (9 mos) with                                                                                                                                                                                working at Graveley Brothers of NJ
                                               in Philadelphia PA. She resides in                                                   husband Tom.
     husband Keith.                                                                                                                                                                                                       and as a Certified Massage Therapist.
                                               King of Prussia with her husband
                                               Michael and their dog Homer.                                                                                                                                               She is engaged to Brian Dydak and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          is planning a 2008 wedding.

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     Lisa Ann Cardamone Silvotti, ‘99           Megan Erwin, ‘02 recently got engaged                                       You can also update your records and share news online at
     was among 236 students awarded             to Frank Fonnotto and is looking
     the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine         forward to a fall wedding in 2009.
     Degree from Philadelphia College of        She works in the Marketing Dept.
     Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) at the         as the Production & Design Associate
     College’s 116th commencement.              for Turner Investment Partners in
                                                Berwyn, PA.

     12000s                                     Meghan McKeever, ‘02 teaches
                                                English and is the moderator of Kairos,
     Lisa Hirst Riccio, ‘00 is expecting        the student retreat program, at Nazareth
     her first child in January 2008 with       Academy.
     husband Chris. She is currently the
     Director of Admissions at NAHS.            Katie Green, ‘03 was selected as
                                                Miss Mayo 2007. She graduated Holy
     Christy Neill Robinson, ‘00 got            Family University in May, majoring
     married this May in ARUBA and now          in Religious Studies and minoring in
     resides in Philadelphia, PA.               Communications. She now teaches
                                                Religion at Nazareth Academy.                    NAME:                                                                                                 CLASS OF:
     Jessica Scholl, ‘00 is in her third year                                                                      First                   Maiden                      Last

     of Medical school at Temple University.    Jennifer Pettinelli, ‘03 attends Holy            ADDRESS:
                                                Family University, where she’s majoring                                                    Street                                                  Apartment/Suite No.
     Megan Doherty, ‘00 currently works as      in Math and Secondary Education.                 C I T Y:                                                                       S TAT E :                          ZIP:
     the Editor of the Trend Newspaper for      She currently works in the Development
     Bucks County, PA.                          Office at Nazareth Academy.
                                                                                                 PHONE:                                        EMAIL:

     Laurie Zerumsky, ‘01 volunteers for        Jaclyn Scholl, ‘03 attends Yale
     the non-profit organization “Fairy         University in a MA/Doctoral Program
     Godmother Inc” which provides a            in Statistics. She is one of seven in the
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     special high school prom experience for    program to which 9,000 students
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     qualified, low income high school girls.
     She joined the board this year.

     Colleen Donnelly, ‘01 graduated            Update Us!
     pre-med from LaSalle University and        Doing something amazing?
     is now attending Iowa State University     Have news to share? Let us know!
     School of Veterinary Medicine.             Fill out the Update Submission Form
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     Kathleen Nolan, ‘02 is entering her        and mail to the Development Office,
     5th year of Pharmacy School.               Nazareth Academy High School, 4001
                                                Grant Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19114.
     Theresa Donnelly, ‘02 is in her final      You can also fill out our online update
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     Accounting and Marketing.                  from you!                                                                       You can mail your Alumnae Update Submission form to:

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