Alumni News

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Ed Brennan, ’78: Providing Hope for Haiti

December 16, 2011

In the summer of 2011, 200 Haitian children had an opportunity they never would have dreamed possible after the January earthquake that devastated their country — the opportunity to go to school. This, due to the remarkable efforts of Edward J. Brennan, ’78. Brennan, CEO and chairman of DFS ...

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Mary Palmeri Holland, ’70: Preserving a Religious Legacy

December 14, 2011

Over the centuries, European immigrants left their homelands to make better lives for themselves in America. Here, they found new homes and established communities around the churches they built, which were adorned with the things that reminded them of the places they had left behind. Today, Mary ...

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Unlikely Character Provides Teachable Moments in Edward Kent’s Books

December 13, 2011

The title character in Edward Kent’s series of books is very much like the children who read them – friendly, inquisitive, and eager to learn. But there is one notable difference – Ed is a zombie. While that may seem an unlikely character for books geared to children in kindergarten through ...

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Bruce George, ’89, Shares His Story as an Inspiration for Others

December 13, 2011

Life could have been different for Bruce George. The product of a single parent home, a member of a number of NYC gangs, a drug abuser and self-described “stick-up artist,” Bruce could have been just another angry young man in a world that he felt offered no opportunities for him. Instead, he ...

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Ed Gardner, '87: Making Faces

Under the skilled hands of forensic artist Ed Gardner, '87, the identities of unknown individuals are discovered The man was African American, in his early to mid-20s, about 6 feet tall, slender. He wore a Nike windbreaker and a Nautica sweatshirt, and carried a rap music tape and a plastic bag from ...

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