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Class of ’63

Dur­ing the All Class Reunion Din­ner on Octo­ber 5, Wesley’s Class of 1963 pre­sented the Col­lege with a check for $6,730. This reflected all gifts from Class of ’63 alumni made to Wes­ley, last fis­cal year through Home­com­ing. The Reunion Com­mit­tee included Rose­marie (Gim­ber) Adami­etz, Lois (But­ter­worth) DeFreyre, Keith W. Gab­bett, Ellen (Pen­ny­packer) Jack­son, and R. Jim Jones. Pic­tured (left to right) are: Vice Pres­i­dent for Insti­tu­tional Advance­ment Chris Wood, Gab­bett, and Pres­i­dent Dr. William N. Johnston.

Class of ’67

Robert Sylvester reports that after 32 years in the prac­tice of med­i­cine and almost 46 years in broad­cast­ing, he is mak­ing another change in life and mov­ing back to South Car­olina after serv­ing the State of Ten­nessee at var­i­ous lev­els for the last 10 years. He is retir­ing from the Methodist church as a pas­tor and from the National Guard as Reg­i­men­tal Sur­geon at the rank of colonel. He is mov­ing up the lad­der in med­i­cine and hopes to con­tinue in broad­cast­ing as a talk show host in the Pal­metto State. Sylvester also reports that he is still writ­ing with the aspi­ra­tions of com­plet­ing a novel soon.

Class of ’70

Eric Mond­schein has pub­lished his book, “Life at 12 Col­lege Road,” a col­lec­tion of mem­oir vignettes.

Class of ’73

Kath­leen Grispon writes, “After 38 years, I just retired from teach­ing spe­cial edu­ca­tion for Spring-Ford Area School Dis­trict in Col­legeville, Pa. My hus­band John and I just cel­e­brated our 35th wed­ding anniver­sary. It has been a big year for us both.”

Class of ’89

Nicholas Hal­la­day Jr. and fam­ily recently vis­ited the cam­pus on their way to Rehoboth Beach. Pic­tured (left to right) are: Jane, Stan­ley, Peter, Alexan­der and dog “Kate” Halladay.

Class of ’91

Dan Schwamb has joined National Finan­cial Part­ners Corp. Advi­sor Ser­vices Group as senior vice pres­i­dent, Busi­ness Devel­op­ment. He was for­merly vice pres­i­dent of busi­ness devel­op­ment for LPL Finan­cial Cor­po­ra­tion, where he recruited more than 240 advi­sors with high lev­els of fees and gross pro­duc­tion. Dan suc­cess­fully led a top-tier ter­ri­tory, and was awarded LPL Financial’s President’s Award as a top performer.

Class of ’94

Edward Fur­man has joined the Stevens Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy as an assis­tant coach for the 2013–14 bas­ket­ball sea­son after coach­ing bas­ket­ball at var­i­ous schools for 18 years. Most recently, he spent six years coach­ing girls’ var­sity bas­ket­ball at Phillips­burg High School. Fur­man cur­rently lives with his wife, Shel­ley, and their three chil­dren, Jack, Cole and Sofia, in Eas­ton, Pa.

Class of ’95

Pamela Daisey was named chief oper­at­ing offi­cer for Fel­low­ship Health Resources, Inc., (FHR) in Sep­tem­ber, where she will over­see the oper­a­tions and func­tions of all of FHR’s nine regions across seven states. She has been employed with FHR for 15 years.

Class of ’96

Greg Porter and his wife, Shauna, are pleased to share that they wel­comed Kasen Gray Porter, born 8 lbs., 14 oz. and 21–1/4 inches long, into the world at 6:44 p.m. on July 30, 2013.

Class of ’97

Brian Hurd was recently named Smyrna Mid­dle School Teacher of the Year. He is cur­rently a sev­enth grade sci­ence teacher and has been teach­ing for eight years.

Class of ’00

Mol­lie Burns reports that she is liv­ing in Wilm­ing­ton, Del. and work­ing as an MS nav­i­ga­tor at the National Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis Soci­ety in Philadel­phia, Pa. She has been with the soci­ety for four years and loves it.

Kris­ten Ken­ney is cur­rently work­ing as an aca­d­e­mic advi­sor at Florida Inter­na­tional Uni­ver­sity in Miami, Fla., where she works as a career ser­vices super­vi­sor to another Wes­ley alumnus.

Class of ’01

Mike Judy has recently been awarded State Coach of the Year by the Delaware Lacrosse Asso­ci­a­tion for coach­ing Smyrna High School boys’ lacrosse. His team was also the recip­i­ent of the Sports­man­ship Award.

Class of ’04

Nicholas Doyle and Glo­ria Quinn are pleased to announce that they wel­comed their first child on April 24. Because the cou­ple met at Wes­ley Col­lege, they hon­ored their alma mater by nam­ing their son Wes­ley Peter Doyle. Wes­ley weighed 9.5 lbs. and was 21 inches long. The cou­ple was mar­ried in Tar­ry­town, N.Y. on March 26, 2011. Fel­low alum­nus Sarah Gier­cyk ’05 served as Gloria’s maid of honor. Nicholas works as a sports tele­vi­sion pro­ducer and Glo­ria works as a pub­lic rela­tions exec­u­tive, both in Manhattan.

Maura Schafer was recently named the Delaware Inter­scholas­tic Ath­letic Asso­ci­a­tion (DIAA) girls’ Out­door Track Coach of the Year for 2013. Pre­vi­ously, she was named Indoor Track Coach of the Year for 2013.

Class of ’05

Melissa Gibbs announces her recent mar­riage to Kyle Moberg on July 26, 2013.

Class of ’06

Kaitlin Call­away, M’12, was named Dis­trict Teacher of the Year in Lau­rel, Del.

Class of ’07

Xylene Graves announces that she moved to Boston, Mass. and started grad­u­ate school in the fall at Les­ley Uni­ver­sity. She plans on get­ting her Mas­ters in Spe­cial Edu­ca­tion to teach chil­dren with mod­er­ate and severe disabilities.

Kath­leen (McDade) Testa, and sev­eral Delta Phi Sigma alumni gath­ered for a baby shower in her honor on July 10. Pic­tured from left to right are: Jessy (LaRocca) Parkes ’03, Testa, Lind­say (Dukes) Mum­ford, Leia Casey ’08, Brit­tney Haber­nak, Alex Hol­ly­wood ’05, Court­ney Stew­art ’04, M’06, and Jen­nifer (O’Mara) Parkes ’03.

Class of ’09

Eric “E.L.” Lowry and Amber Old­ham ’10 are pleased to announce their recent engage­ment. At half­time dur­ing the Wes­ley Col­lege foot­ball team’s Home­com­ing win over Hunt­ing­don, the for­mer Wolver­ines foot­ball player and assis­tant coach pro­posed to Amber.

Class of ’10

Adam Hall has been hired as the head coach of the Ancilla Col­lege men’s soc­cer pro­gram. In the past, he has been an assis­tant coach at Mishawaka High School and was the tech­ni­cal direc­tor of the Junior Irish Soc­cer Club. Prior to that, he served as assis­tant soc­cer coach from 2008–2011 at Wes­ley College.

Class of ’11

Chris Agar writes for the film site Screen Rant, where he posts weekly box office pre­dic­tions as well as movie fea­tures. You can read his arti­cles at http://screenrant.com/author/cagar/.

Abdul Hameed is work­ing as a Wes­ley Col­lege grad­u­ate assis­tant for the Aca­d­e­mic Sup­port Department.

Geoff Kim­mel is a Wes­ley Col­lege grad­u­ate assis­tant for the base­ball pro­gram. He is study­ing for his Mas­ter of Busi­ness Administration.

Reg­gie Mill­ner was named Rookie Teacher of the Year as a seventh-grade math teacher at Menden­hall Mid­dle School in Greens­boro, North Carolina.

Antonique Vin­son is a res­i­dent direc­tor for Wes­ley Col­lege. She is also cur­rently study­ing for her Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Car­diac Reha­bil­i­ta­tion from Sal­is­bury University.

Class of ’12

Aaron Ben­son is a Wes­ley Col­lege grad­u­ate assis­tant for the foot­ball pro­gram. He is study­ing for his Mas­ter of Busi­ness Administration.

Kather­ine Brossard is a Wes­ley Col­lege grad­u­ate assis­tant for the Inter­na­tional Pro­grams Depart­ment, where she is also the inter­na­tional admis­sions advi­sor. She is cur­rently study­ing for her Mas­ter of Arts in Teach­ing, com­plet­ing her stu­dent teach­ing at Poly­tech High School in the fall 2013 semester.

Por­tia Keith is a Wes­ley Col­lege grad­u­ate assis­tant in the Stu­dent Affairs Office, while she stud­ies for her Mas­ter of Arts in Teach­ing. Por­tia also mar­ried in May, and she and her hus­band, Michael Smith, went to set­tle­ment on their first home.

Greg McK­ee­was recently hired as a hydrol­o­gist by Geo-Technology Asso­ciates, a geot­ech­ni­cal and envi­ron­men­tal con­sult­ing firm.

Tan­ner Polce is cur­rently Wes­ley College’s stu­dent suc­cess out­reach coor­di­na­tor, while he is study­ing for his Mas­ter of Busi­ness Administration.

Jovoni Sim­mons is a Wes­ley Col­lege grad­u­ate assis­tant for the Office of Insti­tu­tional Advance­ment. She is study­ing for her Mas­ter of Arts in Teaching.

Jes­sica Tay­lor is a Wes­ley Col­lege grad­u­ate assis­tant for the Aca­d­e­mic Sup­port Department.

Class of ’13

Jacquelle Boone reports that she received an invi­ta­tion to play vol­ley­ball for the USA Ath­letes Inter­na­tional in July in Costa Rica. They had four games against two local teams and two national teams, and they con­ducted sev­eral clin­ics for chil­dren, teach­ing them vol­ley­ball. In Feb­ru­ary 2014, she has plans to try out for the U.S. Women’s National Team. Jacquelle cur­rently works in Boise, Idaho for Vec­tor Mar­ket­ing, where she is cur­rently in train­ing to become a dis­trict man­ager.

Kirk Brooks is cur­rently a res­i­dent direc­tor for Wes­ley Col­lege. He is also a grad­u­ate assis­tant for intra­mural sports while he stud­ies for his Mas­ter of Busi­ness Administration.

Charminta Brown reports that she has received a grad­u­ate assist­ant­ship in the Career Ser­vices Depart­ment at Florida Inter­na­tional Uni­ver­sity in Miami, Fla., where she assists stu­dents with career coach­ing, resume cri­tique and career devel­op­ment. She is cur­rently study­ing for her Master’s in Higher Edu­ca­tion Administration.

Melissa Ear­ley is a sys­tems and appli­ca­tion devel­oper at High­mark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Wilm­ing­ton, Del.

Melissa Savin obtained a full schol­ar­ship and research assist­ant­ship stipend to a grad­u­ate pro­gram at the Uni­ver­sity of Delaware, where she is study­ing for her Master’s in Water Sci­ence and Policy.

Matthew Tap­pan is a Wes­ley Col­lege grad­u­ate assis­tant for the Aca­d­e­mic Sup­port Depart­ment. He is study­ing for his Mas­ter of Arts in Teaching.

Eliz­a­beth Wal­lace is the res­i­dent direc­tor of Good­ing Hall for Wes­ley College.

Susan Zhan is a Wes­ley Col­lege grad­u­ate assis­tant for the Inter­na­tional Pro­grams Depart­ment. She is study­ing for her Mas­ter of Busi­ness Administration.

IN MEMORIAM

Edward T. McGee ’58
Priscilla (Reich) Flem­ing ’62
Alan C. Peters ’63
Sean Wise ’09

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