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Class of ’44

Ruth (Nichols) Mink ’44 attended an alumni and friends gath­er­ing hosted by her brother, Ray Nichols ’63, in Berlin, Md.

Class of ’54

Doug Van Sant writes, “I just fin­ished another ses­sion as podium staff read­ing clerk in the Delaware House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. Don’t yet know if I’ll go back for another ses­sion. Doug Jr., who attended Wes­ley in ’92 and ’93, is with AARP in D.C. and is suc­cess­ful there and as a music fes­ti­val pho­tog­ra­pher. My wife Linda is still with Delaware State Parks and is enjoy­ing it. My prostate can­cer is nearly gone, and I’ve got­ten over the ‘small’ heart attack. Other than that, we go to all Wes­ley home foot­ball games, and we’re doing well. By the way, don’t for­get Wes­ley Foot­ball 1953…we started the “Win­ning Tradition.”

Class of ’61

Betty (Ware) Copp and her hus­band Tom attended a recent gath­er­ing in Maryland.

Class of ’62

Anne (Pit­tinger) Buck­ler sub­mit­ted this photo of her­self and her grand­daugh­ter Mor­gan cel­e­brat­ing their August 2014 birth­days at Ben & Jerry’s in David­son, N.C. Buck­ler also sent along this photo of, from left, Eileen (Gaynor) Par­ren ’62, Mary Ann (McWhirter) Brady ’62 and Buck­ler, who recon­nected this sum­mer in Nep­tune, N.Y.

Class of ’67

Ronald H. Barker is enjoy­ing retire­ment and writes, “I am work­ing part time at a local golf course and enjoy­ing 10 grand­chil­dren as well as two cruises a year!”

Class of ’84

Cindy (Lut­trell) and Gary Ser­man attended a Wes­ley event in September.

Class of ’94

Ed Muntz won his 150th career game as Wesley’s women’s soc­cer head coach on Sept. 9. He was hon­ored for reach­ing this mile­stone dur­ing a pre-game cer­e­mony on Sept. 16.

Class of ’95

Karen Panunto was rec­og­nized as a “Top Nurse” by the mag­a­zine Delaware Today. The mag­a­zine works with the Delaware Nurses Asso­ci­a­tion to award nurses who exem­plify excel­lence in their areas of prac­tice. Panunto received an hon­or­able men­tion in the aca­d­e­mic edu­ca­tor category.

Class of ’98

Stephanie Smith-Christianowas named the new Wes­ley Soci­ety pres­i­dent. The Wes­ley Soci­ety is the College’s pre­miere annual giv­ing recog­ni­tion soci­ety that includes all donors who give $1,000 or more per year. She is the first alumna to serve in this role.

Class of ’00

Nikki (Bere­zowski) Spara­cino earned her M.B.A. from Wilm­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity in 2006. She is cur­rently the senior brand man­ager for restora­tives and adhe­sives with DENTSPLY Caulk in Mil­ford, Del. She and her hus­band Matt live in Har­ring­ton, Del. with their son Matteo.

Class of ’02

Ronald Mus­tac­chio announced “On July 11, 2014 I mar­ried my best friend Melinda at Sacred Heart Church in Bay Head, N.J.”

Class of ’03

Court­ney (Wal­pole) Voshell was named the 2014 NASSP/Virco National Assis­tant Prin­ci­pal of the Year. She is cur­rently work­ing as assis­tant prin­ci­pal at Dover High School in Dover, Del.

Class of ’04

Adam Coles cur­rently works for Booz Allen Hamil­ton as a soft­ware devel­op­ment ana­lyst in McLean, Va. Coles also takes addi­tional infor­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy and infor­ma­tion sys­tems courses that are nec­es­sary in an ever-evolving indus­try. When he’s not work­ing or study­ing, he can be found play­ing in sev­eral com­pet­i­tive co-ed soc­cer leagues.

Brian DeBoer and his new­ly­wed wife had a baby boy. DeBoer is cur­rently teach­ing sci­ence at a Con­necti­cut mid­dle school. Jason Lynch is cur­rently in his sec­ond year as vice prin­ci­pal at a New Jer­sey mid­dle school, after teach­ing math, alter­na­tive school and syn­er­gis­tics tech­nol­ogy as well as coach­ing var­sity foot­ball and lacrosse. Lynch attended “Admin­is­tra­tors as Schol­ars” at Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity and is now start­ing his doc­tor­ate. Lynch and his wife had a baby girl recently to join their four-year old son. Lynch and DeBoer write, “We still talk about the mem­o­ries we had at Wes­ley and the impact that you all had on us grow­ing into the edu­ca­tors we are today. The great­est build­ings and struc­tures in the world are noth­ing with­out a solid foun­da­tion. Every­thing great sim­ply gets built from there. On behalf of Brian and I, I would like to sin­cerely thank you for our ‘Foun­da­tion of Education.’”

Court­ney Stew­art is work­ing as a senior leg­isla­tive ana­lyst at the Office of the Con­troller Gen­eral in Dover. She earned a Doc­tor of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion degree in 2012 from Wilm­ing­ton University.

Class of ’05

Karen Elliott is cur­rently the cor­po­rate divi­sion leader at Incor­po­rat­ing Ser­vices, Ltd., in Dover, Del. She also grad­u­ated from Lead­er­ship Cen­tral Delaware, a pro­gram that pre­pares the lead­ers of tomor­row with the infor­ma­tion, knowl­edge and resources they need to make Kent County a bet­ter place to live and work. Her daugh­ter Lydia keeps busy with tap, bal­let, jazz, musi­cal the­ater and Dance­Works at the Dance Fac­tory in Dover, Del.

Laura John­son recently joined the staff of Wash­ing­ton Col­lege in Chester­town, Md., as the aca­d­e­mic bud­get man­ager in the provost’s office. Laura came from DuPont Com­pany, where she worked since 1988. Since 2003, she served as senior global finan­cial ana­lyst in per­for­mance coat­ings. After Wes­ley, she received an M.B.A. from Sal­is­bury Uni­ver­sity in Sal­is­bury, Md.

Robert Jones grad­u­ated from Gon­zaga University’s Mas­ter of Arts in Teach­ing Eng­lish as a Sec­ond Lan­guage pro­gram in May 2014. He is cur­rently employed at Gon­zaga University’s Eng­lish Lan­guage Cen­ter and as a mem­ber of the stu­dent affairs team at Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­sity in Spokane, Wash.

Class of ’06

Ash­lyn Houska is cur­rently direc­tor of oper­a­tions for the Golden Key Inter­na­tional Hon­our Soci­ety in the Greater Atlanta area.

Class of ’08

Patri­cia (Mill­ner) Dominguez grad­u­ated from Howard Uni­ver­sity Med­ical School in 2012. She is cur­rently serv­ing as a cap­tain in the U.S. Army.

Class of ’09

Matthew Backer is work­ing as a phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion teacher at East Side Char­ter School in Wilm­ing­ton, Del.

Leigh Ann (Lit­tle) Cole­man and her hus­band Jason are excited to announce the birth of their first child. Eleanor Marie Cole­man arrived on Jan. 15 at Bayhealth-Kent Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal in Dover, Del. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches long. Leigh Ann now works for Bay­health Med­ical Cen­ter and lives in Dover, Del.

Elise Marie Knable mar­ried Jason Ben­jamin Cof­fin on July 19, 2014 on a beau­ti­ful sum­mer day in Lewes, Del. The cou­ple was mar­ried by Wesley’s own Dr. Jef­frey Mask on Lewes Beach and had their recep­tion at Irish Eyes Restau­rant on Lewes Har­bor. She was walked down the aisle by her mother, Wes­ley alum Lynn (Schmid) Knable ’67. Elise’s sis­ter, Les­ley (Knable) Louder ’03 was her maid of honor.

Jason Schatz is cur­rently work­ing as a coun­selor and teacher at The Glen Mills School in the Greater Philadel­phia area. He also coaches the golf team at the school.

Robert Ram­nauth is an Assis­tant Eng­lish Instruc­tor for the Ide-cho Board of Edu­ca­tion in Kyoto, Japan.

Class of ’10

Lau­ren Kamp has been hired as a leg­isla­tive aide in the State of New Jer­sey Leg­isla­tive Office.

Brian Mahon mar­ried Kristina Marie Mahon in July 2013. They are enjoy­ing life with their daugh­ter, Hai­ley Sophia Mahon. Mahon is in his third year in the Ph.D. bio­med­ical pro­gram at the Uni­ver­sity of Florida, Gainesville. Fel­low Wes­ley alumni attended the wed­ding: Gabe Fer­nan­dez ’14Laura Hin­kle ’11, Matt McA­neny ’10, Alli­son Moran ’10, Bran­don Sandowsky ’10Peter Lor­chak ’11, Mary Lor­chak, Wes­ley Pro­fes­sor of Chem­istry Dr. Mal­colm D’- Souza and his wife Dr. Michelle D’Souza.

San­dra Oboh has been hired by truTV as a pro­duc­tion coor­di­na­tor in New York.

Class of ’11

Merete Aanes is cur­rently a higher exec­u­tive offi­cer for the Nor­we­gian School of Eco­nom­ics in Bergen Area, Norway.

Bran­don Hoskins is a trauma clin­i­cal leader at Chris­tiana Care Emer­gency Room. In 2013, he was voted nurse of the year and also received the 2014 Best Prac­tice award for his pre­sen­ta­tion on “St02 Mon­i­tor­ing dur­ing Trauma Resus­ci­ta­tion: Strength­en­ing Trauma Care” pre­sented by LifeNet at Delaware’s annual trauma sym­po­sium. He chairs the emer­gency department’s edu­ca­tion coun­cil as well as work­ing as a sup­ple­men­tal instruc­tor in nurs­ing at Delaware Tech­ni­cal and Com­mu­nity College’s Stan­ton cam­pus. Con­tin­u­ing his edu­ca­tion, he is work­ing on a dual grad­u­ate pro­gram to obtain his Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Nurs­ing with a focus on health care admin­is­tra­tion and a mas­ters degree in busi­ness admin­is­tra­tion at Wilm­ing­ton University.

Mary Ellen Wood was recently hired as an adult pro­grams spe­cial­ist at Wes­ley Col­lege. She expects to receive her MBA in 2015.

Kris Roeske grad­u­ated from Delaware State Uni­ver­sity in August 2014 with his mas­ters degree in nat­ural resources. He is cur­rently an adjunct instruc­tor at Wes­ley teach­ing Chem­istry for Allied Health and the organic chem­istry lab.

Jason T. Ruiter has been hired by the Lynch­burg, VA. News & Advance as a reporter at their busi­ness desk. On Feb. 23, Jason’s first arti­cle, “Weigh­ing The Cost of Min­i­mum Wage,” was a front page, above-the-fold feature!

Class of ’12

Shane McSweeny, for­mer Wolver­ines quar­ter­back, is now play­ing for the Pro­fes­sional Indoor Foot­ball League’s (PIFL) Lehigh Val­ley Steel­hawks. The team advanced to the PIFL title game this past season.

Carl Obeng attends Howard Uni­ver­sity in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., where he is enrolled in a dual master’s pro­gram study­ing school psy­chol­ogy and coun­sel­ing ser­vices. He has a 4.0 GPA and will grad­u­ate in May 2015. In addi­tion, he is the Psy­cho­log­i­cal Branch intern for Friend­ship Pub­lic Char­ter Schools in D.C. He works on test­ing and coun­sel­ing stu­dents who fall within the autism spectrum.

Tan­ner Polce recently com­pleted his Mas­ter of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion and is now the regional field direc­tor in Kent County for the Delaware Demo­c­ra­tic Party. Polce is also teach­ing in the Depart­ment of Aca­d­e­mic Sup­port at Wes­ley, while liv­ing in Dover, Del.

Michael T. Porter II was hired by Booz Allen Hamil­ton Man­age­ment Com­pany as a con­sul­tant for the firm’s rev­enue, grants and pay­ment team. He recently com­pleted his MBA from Bowie State Uni­ver­sity. He is also in the process of obtain­ing his Project Man­age­ment Pro­fes­sional “PMP” cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and will com­plete the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in April 2015.

Erik Shel­len­hamer, staff accoun­tant at ParentaBeard LLC, a top 25 account­ing firm, recently passed the CPA.

Jovoni Sim­mons is cur­rently an admis­sions coun­selor at Delaware State Uni­ver­sity in Dover, Del.

Class of ’13

Tristin Bur­ris is wear­ing many hats, includ­ing sub­sti­tute teacher for the Cae­sar Rod­ney School Dis­trict, dis­tance coach for Postleth­wait Track and Field, head field hockey coach for St. Thomas More High School, Fifer Orchards Spe­cial­ist for the Com­mu­nity Sup­ported Agri­cul­ture (CSA) pro­gram as well as an adjunct pro­fes­sor at Wes­ley Col­lege teach­ing the year­book course.

Class of ’14

Tatiana Arthur was hired as a project assis­tant at Mor­ris Nichols, Arsht & Tun­nell LLP.

Ben­jamin Bar­ile is pur­su­ing a Mas­ter of Sci­ence in applied and indus­trial math­e­mat­ics with a con­cen­tra­tion in applied statistics/ math­e­mat­i­cal finance at Tow­son Uni­ver­sity in Tow­son, Md.

Melissa Boyd earned her spe­cial edu­ca­tion cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and is teach­ing at Lulu Ross Ele­men­tary School in Mil­ford, Del. She is a spe­cial edu­ca­tion push-in teacher, mean­ing she does not have a class­room of her own. She pushes her mate­ri­als into the class­rooms she is serv­ing to work with spe­cific stu­dents who require spe­cial ser­vices. Boyd is cur­rently work­ing with fourth and fifth grade stu­dents, help­ing them with skills in Eng­lish lan­guage arts and math.

Gabriel Fer­nan­dez is study­ing for his Ph.D. in med­ical sci­ence at the Uni­ver­sity of Florida Col­lege of Med­i­cine in Gainesville, Fla.

Jen­nifer Grillo is serv­ing as a reg­is­tered nurse on the inter­me­di­ate care unit of Bay­health– Kent Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal in Dover, Del.

Ash­ley Har­mon is in the Ph.D. pro­gram at Delaware State Uni­ver­sity in Dover, Del.

Brit­tany Phillips obtained her spe­cial edu­ca­tion cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and teaches first grade at Lulu Ross Ele­men­tary School in Mil­ford, Del., a school that she attended for four years of ele­men­tary school.

Brett Sans­bury is study­ing for her Ph.D. at Delaware State Uni­ver­sity in Dover, Del.

Kasey Thomp­son is teach­ing sixth, sev­enth and eighth grade math at Wood­bridge Mid­dle School in Delaware.

In Mem­o­rium

John B. Atkins ’62
Richard Barnard ’81
Kathy (Thomp­son) Booth ’74
Richard Crovetto ’53
Nancy (Williams) Guadagno ’60
Edward Ingram ’67
Dirk Knipe ’88
John Lewis ’69
Joyce (Down­ing) Lopez ’60
Jane Mat­tern (trustee)
Cather­ine (Wood) Parker ’63
George Reed ’48
Theodore Sause­lein ’66
J. Gor­don Sta­ple­ton ’53 (for­mer trustee)
Richard Valdes ’58
D. Fred­er­ick Wertz (for­mer trustee)
Grayson Win­stead ’75
J. Dou­glas Wylie ’71
Gail (Hemhauser) Vain ’58

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