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