Class Notes

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L TO R: Mar­garet (Bose­ly) Eldon ’51, John ‘Jack’ Vaugh­an ’52, and Bar­bara (Hall) Schu­bert ’51










Mar­garet (Bose­ly) Eldon ’51, John ‘Jack’ Vaugh­an ’52, and Bar­bara (Hall) Schu­bert ’51 met up for lunch and rem­i­nisc­ing when Margaret’s daugh­ter recent­ly moved to Vero Beach. Her daugh­ter brought her along for the jour­ney to vis­it with old Wes­ley friends. They spent their time laugh­ing and reliv­ing fond mem­o­ries of Wes­ley.


Clarence Mar­tin and his wife Car­la-Don­na Mar­tin cel­e­brat­ed 50 years of mar­riage June 12, 2016.


Jer­ry Kobas­sa was select­ed to enter the 7th Class of the Delaware Leg­ends Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame. The induc­tion cer­e­mo­ny took place March 19, 2016.


Eric Mond­schein report­ed, “In response to the grow­ing prob­lem of bul­ly­ing and sex­u­al harass­ment in schools, I worked with Ellery Miller Jr. to co-author a book enti­tled Sex­u­al Harass­ment and Bullying—Similar, But Not the Same, pub­lished by the Edu­ca­tion Law Asso­ci­a­tion. This mono­graph dis­cuss­es cur­rent legal devel­op­ments con­cern­ing sex­u­al harass­ment and bul­ly­ing in K-12. It also exam­ines strate­gies for devel­op­ing and imple­ment­ing poli­cies and train­ing to help cre­ate a safe, secure edu­ca­tion­al envi­ron­ment con­ducive to learn­ing. Instruc­tors receive the accom­pa­ny­ing teach­ing sup­ple­ment, offer­ing detailed guid­ance on effec­tive train­ing of per­son­nel.”


Mar­sha (Sil­baugh) McCul­lough recent­ly shared with the Wes­ley fam­i­ly, “June 1, 2015 my son start­ed a job as an adult ser­vices librar­i­an at Lau­rel Pub­lic Library in Lau­rel, Del. He has been to Dover a few times for librar­i­an meet­ings. My hus­band and I once went through Dover on our way to vis­it our son. That was the first time in many years that we had passed through town. Boy has it changed. I hope to be able to vis­it Wes­ley in the near future to catch up!”


Wendy (Shan­non) Nichols shares, “After grad­u­at­ing from Wes­ley Col­lege in 1980, I received my bach­e­lor of sci­ence degree from York Col­lege of Penn­syl­va­nia in 1982. I then began my career as a police offi­cer in Delaware. After work­ing for 33 years as a troop­er with the Delaware State Police, I recent­ly retired as a sergeant. I had an extreme­ly suc­cess­ful, reward­ing and chal­leng­ing career. As a retiree, I now enjoy life dai­ly to the fullest. My hus­band Bob and I recent­ly took a six-week 8,816-mile camp­ing trip across the USA. We have two beau­ti­ful, suc­cess­ful and col­lege edu­cat­ed daugh­ters. I also enjoyed a lit­tle mini reunion at Wes­ley Col­lege with Kathy (Megee) Zelin­sky ’82, Susan (Shock­ley) Walk­er ’81, Alex­is (Savoy) Bliz­zard ’80, and Joan (Ax- elby) Lloyd ’82.” 


Mark Ban­schbach writes “Hap­py to share that I have final­ly pub­lished the book I have been work­ing on. Can­ti­cle Reflec­tions is a series of med­i­ta­tions or reflec­tions that take the read­er through a thought pro­vok­ing and reflec­tive jour­ney through the can­ti­cles of the Bible. If you are look­ing for a mean­ing­ful, soul­ful and intro­spec­tive book, that gives ‘flesh to the words’, then this is your book!”


Joseph R. Slights III was nom­i­nat­ed by Delaware Gov­er­nor Jack Markell to be the next vice chan­cel­lor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. After receiv­ing an associate’s degree from Wes­ley, Joseph went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from James Madi­son Uni­ver­si­ty and his law degree from Wash­ing­ton Lee.









Jen­nifer Iacono and Michael Semans got engaged March 30, 2016 at Lau­rel Falls in the Great Smoky Moun­tains of Ten­nessee. A Feb. 18, 2017 wed­ding is planned in Fel­ton, Del.


Christo­pher Miller was recent­ly hired to be one of the assis­tant men’s lacrosse coach­es at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ver­mont. Miller has sev­en years of expe­ri­ence and began his coach­ing career the Sep­tem­ber after he grad­u­at­ed, when he assist­ed with Wesley’s team.


Erin (Oliv­er) Bren­nan was named Lau­rel School District’s 2016–2017 Teacher of the Year.


Dr. Patrick J. Scarpel­lo began his new posi­tion as Sum­mit Pub­lic Schools ath­let­ic direc­tor on July 1, 2016. In his new role, Patrick is respon­si­ble for sched­ul­ing games, hir­ing coach­ing staff and over­see­ing all dis­trict coach­es and pro­grams, in addi­tion­al to numer­ous oth­er tasks. Before becom­ing the ath­let­ic direc­tor, Patrick served as vice prin­ci­pal at Bol­ger Mid­dle School in Keans­burg, N.J.


Jil­lian (Tra­cy) Lontz began her posi­tion as Wes­ley College’s head women’s lacrosse coach in July. Jil­lian came back to Wes­ley after start­ing the women’s lacrosse pro­gram and serv­ing as head coach at Delaware State Uni­ver­si­ty.












Aman­da McCan­d­less and John Dowl­ing ’08 of Newark, Del., wel­comed a daugh­ter, Rox­ie Lee Dowl­ing, on Dec. 23, 2015. John is a busi­ness sup­port spe­cial­ist at Bank of Amer­i­ca in Newark while Aman­da enjoys her time as a stay-at-home mom.

Annie O’Connor grad­u­at­ed from Arcadia’s physi­cian assis­tant pro­gram. On July 1, 2016 she began work­ing in the Emer­gency Room at Bay­health-Kent Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal in Dover, Del.

Lacey Smith was recent­ly hired to be the new assis­tant coach of women’s soc­cer at Col­by Col­lege in Maine. Lacey brings with her three years of col­le­giate soc­cer expe­ri­ence and was a for­mer Women’s Pre­mier Soc­cer League play­er.


Aaron Givens recent­ly secured a posi­tion at the Delaware Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture as a data ana­lyst. After receiv­ing his B.S. in bio­log­i­cal chem­istry from Wes­ley, Aaron attend­ed the Uni­ver­si­ty of Delaware and earned his M.S. in soil chem­istry.











Amy Lip­scomb ’10, M’13 mar­ried Shaun Strick­land M’13 on June 18, 2016, at The Water­fall in Clay­mont, Del. The two met at Wes­ley Col­lege while they were in the MAT pro­gram. In addi­tion to count­less friends and fam­i­ly, sev­er­al guests from Wes­ley attend­ed — Pres­i­dent Bob Clark and his wife Ruth Ann, and fac­ul­ty and staff mem­bers Dr. Ray Phillips, Mike Drass, Steve Azzane­si ’00, M’04 and his wife Mar­gaux M’05. In addi­tion, alum­ni in atten­dance includ­ed: Justin Strick­land ’09, Nicole DeVi­to ’11, Antho­ny ’10 and Danielle (Scel­sa) Fab­broni ’09, Jamil ’08 and Colleen ’08 Humes, Alli­son Heim ’02, and Brett Under­wood ’11. 


Alyssa Bat­ty was named head coach of Chatham University’s new women’s lacrosse pro­gram. Alyssa began her duties on June 1, 2016. The pro­gram is expect­ed to make its debut dur­ing the 2017–18 sea­son.









Kira Tie­man and Joel Jean- Simon ’14 tied the knot June 5, 2016 in Smyr­na, Del. Kira and Joel got engaged the year before. The cou­ple was sur­round­ed by count­less friends and loved ones, includ­ing alum­ni. Tori Dun­bar ’14, Savan­nah Durham ’16, and Sharon Kauf­man ’13, M’15 were part of her bridal par­ty. Oth­er Wes­ley atten­dees includ­ed Dr. Cyn­thia New­ton, Jor­dan Lozzi ’15 and Tay­lor Mushrush ’13. 


Lynn Baglin was recent­ly hired as a reg­is­tered nurse by Delaware Hos­pice.











John Jack­son and Stephanie Ser­rapi­ca ’16 got engaged dur­ing Wesley’s 2015 Home­com­ing Week­end. They are plan­ning a sum­mer 2017 wed­ding.










Savan­nah Durham start­ed Vil­lano­va Law School this past fall.








Ruth Ann Elston mar­ried Lenny Woern­er in a Sept. 10, 2016 cer­e­mo­ny in Media, Pa. Many alum­ni attend­ed the wed­ding, includ­ing those in the pho­to above.

(back row left to right); Alex Spaul ’14, John Jack­son ’15, Stephanie Malakuskie ’16, Han­nah Veasey ’16, Anna­Marie Dill, Elston, Pey­ton Cluff ’15, Mike Crock­ett ’15 (bot­tom row left to right) Asht­en Bod­of­sky ’16, Stephanie Serrapica’16, Jana Dean ’16, Saman­tha Weber ’16, and Lor­rie Bunker-Foy ’16.











Stephanie Malakuskie got engaged May 7, 2016, after Wesley’s grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mo­ny.











Anna­Marie Dill got engaged to Kei­th Per­ry after grad­u­at­ing from Wes­ley in May.

In Memoriam

Ruth (Nichols) Mink ’44
Marie (Darcey) Anon­sen ’48
Harold Mal­oney ’48
G. Neill Kin­na­mon ’51
Charles Mur­phy ’58
Richard Hoch ’60
Her­bert Hill ’61
Bruce Moy­er ’62
Bar­bara (DiMon­di) Lewis ’65
Alber­ta Dou­glass ’67
Albert Mor­ris ’67
Wendy (Rhodes) Rhodes- Packard ’72
Ralph McCoy ’74
Nan­cy (McGee) Mor­ris ’85
James Krail ’94
Mil­dred (Steele) Hansen ’04, M ’10
Janet Leitch ’06
Kel­li Grant ’13
Alain­na-Cait­lyn Earl ’16
Robert Andrus (for­mer coach and fac­ul­ty)
Richard “Dick” Smith (for­mer coach and fac­ul­ty)
James Went­worth (for­mer coach and fac­ul­ty

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