Alumni News

Josh Jensen, '10, advises Senator Joseph E. Robach, 56th Senate District, about public position on a variety of issues.

January 18, 2012

Just days after receiving his bachelor's degree in political science and history from Niagara University, Josh Jensen, '10, began his career in politics as the public policy adviser for Senator Joseph E. Robach of the 56th Senate District. Jensen had spent three summers as a special assistant in...

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Sandra Festa Ryan, '83: A Pioneer in the Changing Landscape of Healthcare

January 16, 2012

Sandra Festa Ryan, '83, is apologetic. She's had to interrupt our conversation a few times almost before it began to take care of business in her office at the Conshohocken, Pa., headquarters of Take Care Health Systems, Walgreens. “It's such a crazy day here,” she laughs. It's understandable...

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A Change in Focus Leads to Cinematic Success for Scott Poiley, '00

January 16, 2012

It seemed as if Scott Poiley's destiny was to perform. He discovered a love of dancing while in preschool, and by the age of seven he was dancing professionally. In 1996, as a senior at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla., he was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, the highest scholastic...

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Magliarditi Draws a Winning Hand

December 19, 2011

In a town where fortunes can change in the blink of an eye, Joseph Magliarditi, '91, hit the jackpot. In June of 2010, he was named president and CEO of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, a premier destination entertainment resort known for its innovative nightlife and music scene. How...

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Maj. Gen. Vincent E. Boles, '76: NU ROTC's Highest Ranking Graduate

December 16, 2011

When Maj. Gen. Vincent “Vinny” E. Boles, '76, returned to Monteagle Ridge in October of 2011 as the featured speaker for Alumni Weekend's “Pantheon of Warriors” event, he shared memorable experiences from his 33-year career in the Army. And there are many. The highly decorated general,...

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Jack Essig, '92: Intrigued by the Power of the Media

December 16, 2011

Jack Essig, '92, loves what he does. It's apparent in the energy and enthusiasm with which he describes his job, his sales and marketing team, and his community service activities. And it's one of the keys to his success. The others? A supportive wife and a strong work ethic that has propelled him...

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Kovach's New Chapter

December 16, 2011

Nearly a decade ago, when others his age were beginning to think about retirement, Larry Kovach, '67, was beginning a new chapter in his life. After 34 years serving in financial and administrative positions for organizations such as Price Waterhouse; Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease (one of the...

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Regina (Houghton) Deible, '85: A Pioneer in Cardiovascular Health

December 16, 2011

As a child, Regina (Houghton) Deible, '85, would tend to the injuries her four siblings and neighborhood friends would sustain during their outdoor pickup games of baseball, basketball, football, and the like. A few years later, she administered insulin shots to her diabetic grandmother and helped...

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Gerard Mosciano, '62: Impeccable Taste

December 16, 2011

To us, it's a strawberry. But to Gerard Mosciano, '62, it's a complex mixture of more than 800 organic compounds that together contribute to a flavor that we perceive as the small, edible red fruit. Jerry is a creative flavorist, a chemist who creates artificial and natural flavors. Keeping the end...

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Mary Jane Gross, '73: Changing Lives

December 16, 2011

Mary Jane Gross, '73, discovered early in her nursing studies that what patients often needed most was someone to talk with. This insight has guided her career and motivated her to become an entrepreneur and advocate for people with mental illness. For the past 40 years, Mary Jane has dedicated her...

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