Class Notes

1953

1955

1962

1963

When the Institutional  Advancement office learned that the Curcio family did not receive their Legacy photo opportunity on commencement day, Rob Rudd, vice president, invited PETER N. CURCIO P'63, KIMBERLY CURCIO P'87, and their son BRANDON CURCIO PharmD'18 to lunch and arranged for a professional photo shoot on campus. Left to right: Kimberly Curcio P'87, Brandon Curcio PharmD'18, and Peter N. Curcio P'63

When the Institutional Advancement office learned that the Curcio family did not receive their Legacy photo opportunity on commencement day, Rob Rudd, vice president, invited PETER N. CURCIO P'63, KIMBERLY CURCIO P'87, and their son BRANDON CURCIO PharmD'18 to lunch and arranged for a professional photo shoot on campus. Left to right: Kimberly Curcio P'87, Brandon Curcio PharmD'18, and Peter N. Curcio P'63

1964

1965

1966

JACK COOK P'66 was recognized by the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials at the Orange County Basketball Officials' Association end-of-season dinner. The award recognizes Cook's 35 years of basketball officiating in Orange County, NY.

JACK COOK P'66 was recognized by the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials at the Orange County Basketball Officials' Association end-of-season dinner. The award recognizes Cook's 35 years of basketball officiating in Orange County, NY.

1968

1972

1973

1975

1976

PATRICIA RYAN AUDET P'76, PharmD'78 made a leadership gift to the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration to create the Tuition Relief Fund for fourth-year professional students.

RICHARD L. LUCAROTTI PharmD'76 became a member of the Griffith Leadership Society with a gift of $1,000 to the annual fund.

1977

1978

1979

South University School of Pharmacy awarded JOEL BECKER P'79 the Advanced Institutional Preceptor of the Year award in recognition of his student advocacy by showing active involvement and leadership in student professional development.

NANCY GILBERT P'79 retired from Eli Lilly & Co. after 34 years of service. She retired as a senior executive specialty representative having represented Lilly in the neuroscience and osteo divisions as well as participating in an Integrated Health Services pilot program from 2013 to 2015. Nancy continues to live in Salem, MA.

NANCY GILBERT P'79 retired from Eli Lilly & Co. after 34 years of service. She retired as a senior executive specialty representative having represented Lilly in the neuroscience and osteo divisions as well as participating in an Integrated Health Services pilot program from 2013 to 2015. Nancy continues to live in Salem, MA.

1981

1983

1984

1986

DAVID B. JOSEPH PH/TX'86, PhD (University of Kansas) presented for the Food and Drug Administration at the Joint Meeting of the Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee and the Pediatric Advisory Committee on May 3, 2018. The committees discussed the new drug application for stannsoporfin injection, proposed for treatment of neonates at least 35 weeks gestational age with indicators of hemolysis who are at risk of developing severe hyperbilirubinemia. David is the lead pharmacologist (non-clinical) in FDA’s Division of Gastroenterology and Inborn Errors Products.

RICKY SIEGEL PH/TX’86 is proud to announce publication of The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision for which he authored two chapters and served as co-editor with Dr. James Wadley, PhD. Ricky is the director of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, which trains medical and mental health professionals in sex therapy and sexual medicine in five cities and online.

RICKY SIEGEL PH/TX’86 is proud to announce publication of The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision for which he authored two chapters and served as co-editor with Dr. James Wadley, PhD. Ricky is the director of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, which trains medical and mental health professionals in sex therapy and sexual medicine in five cities and online.

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

BRIAN E. MCCUSKER MPT'92 and JULIA B. MCCUSKER P'91 became members of the Griffith Leadership Society with a gift of $1,000 to the annual fund.

1992

MARIA TERESA AMBROSINI PharmD'92 was recently recognized as an "Outstanding Reviewer" for the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, in recognition for the contribution in reviewing.

BRIAN E. MCCUSKER MPT'92 and JULIA B. MCCUSKER P'91 became members of the Griffith Leadership Society with a gift of $1,000 to the annual fund.

1993

ORSULA V. KNOWLTON PharmD'93, president and co-founder of Tabula Rasa Healthcare, was inducted into the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

1994

1996

DAIN RUSK P'96 joined Publix as vice president of pharmacy.

1997

MICHAEL A. EVANS P'97 has been promoted to vice president of enterprise pharmacy and chief pharmacy officer at Geisinger Health. Michael has served in numerous roles including clinical pharmacist, clinical coordinator of pharmacy anticoagulation services, clinical coordinator of pharmacy disease management services, director of ambulatory clinical pharmacy programs, co-director of Center for Pharmacy Innovation and Outcomes, and associate vice president, clinical strategy and innovation at Geisinger.

1998

ELENA MACK MB'98 co-authored an article for Contract Pharma Magazine titled "Fostering Global Regulatory Collaboration in the Marketing of Combination Products" about how early partnerships between pharmaceutical companies and drug delivery technology providers can be valuable.

2000

MARDHIA S. DAYISI P'00 became a member of the Griffith Leadership Society with a gift of $1,000 to the annual fund.

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2009

IFEOMA (EJIOGU) OBI PharmD'09 and her husband appeared on Wheel of Fortune.

IFEOMA (EJIOGU) OBI PharmD'09 and her husband appeared on Wheel of Fortune.

2010

KATIE BIFANO PharmD'10 and Martin Rakaczewski were married on September 2, 2017, at the St. Rose of Lima Church in Carbondale, NJ.

KATIE BIFANO PharmD'10 and Martin Rakaczewski were married on September 2, 2017, at the St. Rose of Lima Church in Carbondale, NJ.

2011

COURTNEY CAVALIERI PharmD'11 married Dominic Rucci on October 21, 2017, in the Hudson Valley of New York. Courtney was a member and captain of the rifle team, as well as a contributing member of The Elixir. She is currently a clinical oncology pharmacist at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

MAGGIE MURPHY RANDAZZO PharmD'11 was named one of Atlantic County's Top 40 under 40.

2012

ROMY ANTOINE BI'12 became a member of the National Wellness Institute board of directors.

MARK FORBES, JR. PharmD'12, son of THERESA FORBES PharmD'78, will be married to Jacqueline Pentek, RPh, PharmD, on September 7, 2019.

MARK FORBES, JR. PharmD'12, son of THERESA FORBES PharmD'78, will be married to Jacqueline Pentek, RPh, PharmD, on September 7, 2019.

2013

OMAR M. MIAN PhSci'13 became a member of the Young Devil Society* with a gift to the annual fund.

KENDRA A. STROBEL ESWM'13 became a member of the Young Devil Society* with a gift to the annual fund.

2014

JACQUELINE KODISH MOT'14 married Matthew Solfanelli on September 2, 2018, at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Clarks Summit, PA.

JOHN J. MONDIN PharmD'14 is the grand vice president for collegiate affairs at Phi Delta Chi, a national pharmacy fraternal organization. John was initiated into the Epsilon Chapter of Phi Delta Chi in the fall 2009 at USciences. John is currently employed as a clinical pharmacy specialist in cardiovascular critical care at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, TX.

MEGHAN ELIZABETH TOLAN PharmD'14 married MARC NICHOLAS WAGNER PharmD'16 on September 1, 2018, at St. Paul’s Church in Scranton, PA.

2015

MICHAEL J. GARTLAND DPT'15 became a member of the Young Devil Society* with a gift to the annual fund.

JARED HUNTER HumSci'15 became a member of the Young Devil Society* with a gift to the annual fund.

KAITLYN A. LECH PHB'15 became a member of the Young Devil Society* with a gift to the annual fund.

AVRY E. MARTIN HS'15 became a member of the Young Devil Society* with a gift to the annual fund.

XUE YANG PhD'15 became a member of the Young Devil Society* with a gift to the annual fund.

2016

MEGHAN ELIZABETH TOLAN PharmD'14 married MARC NICHOLAS WAGNER PharmD'16 on September 1, 2018, at St. Paul’s Church in Scranton, PA.

Since graduating, MATT CIAPETTA PharmD'16 has continued to support students who are attending the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Matt is a Walgreens pharmacy store manager in Camden, New Jersey, and is a preceptor overseeing students completing their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotations in community pharmacy practice. Plus, Matt is involved precepting students enrolled in the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience course and interacting with pharmacy students at the Cooper-Rowan Clinic, a primary care clinic.

CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH DROZD PharmD'16 became a member of the Young Devil Society* with a gift to the annual fund.

LINNDY C. FOO DPT'16 became a member of the Young Devil Society* with a gift to the annual fund.

SABINA KAMINSKI PharmD'16 became a member of the Young Devil Society* with a gift to the annual fund.

STEFAN A. KOLODIJ PharmD'16 became a member of the Young Devil Society* with a gift to the annual fund.

2017

POOJA PATEL DrOT'17 was elected and inaugurated as the national president of the national occupational therapy honor society, Pi Theta Epsilon.

WILLIAM TIDWELL PharmD'17 was awarded best poster at the Tennessee Pharmacist Association/Tennessee Health System Pharmacists Winter 2018 Meeting. William, who is completing his pharmacy residency at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN, collaborated with faculty from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on the research project, investigating a phenobarbital-based protocol versus CIWA-Ar for the treatment of suspected or confirmed alcohol withdrawal syndrome in critically ill patient population.

2018

ELIZABETH GREENE DPT'18 became a member of the Young Devil Society* with a gift to the annual fund.

* Young Devils Society is a giving society for members of the classes of 2008 through 2018

 

In Memoriam

Eli Zucker P'62

November 10, 2017

Peter Todd Cooper P'70

November 29, 2017

Charles Booda Jr., B'50

December 07, 2017

Terri Lee Pheil P'75

December 09, 2017

Joseph M. DiMino P'62

December 19, 2017

Michael E. Weiss P'70

December 22, 2017

Hillard S. Mann P'54

December 28, 2017

Ferdinand "Fred" Shultz P'70

January 02, 2018

Robyn Leslie Kepner P'75

January 04, 2018

R. Bruce Miller P'53

January 09, 2018

Kimberly Pearson P'98

January 12, 2018

Edward Lundbert P'50

January 20, 2018

Charles J. Huberty P'60

January 25, 2018

Raymond Bloxdorf P'55

February 01, 2018

Richard Oski P'55

February 16, 2018

William H. Press P'55

February 24, 2018

Edward S. Rejrat P'73

February 28, 2018

Joseph P. Weaver P'49

March 07, 2018

Max Alfred Heinrich P'48

March 07, 2018

Mark David Piechoski P'00

March 30, 2018

Martin Weiner P'52

April 06, 2018

Robert Lee Wertz P'57

April 10, 2018

Leonard A. Petrini Sr., P'51

April 11, 2018

Elaine S. (Siggins) DePree P'46

May 12, 2018

Dorothy H. (Zimmer) Stoker P'46

May 16, 2018

Leonard "Len" R. Hecker Jr., C'63

June 06, 2018

Richard Ralph Gutekunst B'51

July 07, 2018

Sidney Arden P'47

July 08, 2018

John A. Borneman III, P'52

July 09, 2018

John A. Borneman, III, P’52, HonDSc’08 passed away on July 9, 2018. He was the third of four generations of family to attend USciences, and he focused his practice and family’s business in the field of homeopathic medicine. He was founding director and president of the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia Convention of the United States.