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annual attendance of more than 1 million.
Matt Harrison was promoted to director in
the GEICO Information Services Department.
He is responsible for GEICO's nationwide
telecommunications, service desk, and LAN
(local area network) support activities. Jackie
Powell Prillaman
was promoted to tax part-
ner at McGladrey LLP, where she primarily
serves complex multinational corporations.
1995 -- Andres Calderon has transferred to
the Efficiency Audits product line at the Office
of Inspector General for the Environmental
Protection Agency ( In his new
role, he shifted from a focus on cost recover-
ies in EPA's contracts and grants to improving
EPA's systems of internal control. Calderon
spent 10 years collaborating on 22 audit re-
ports in the Contracts and Assistance Agree-
ments Audits product line that resulted in
significant savings to the U.S. taxpayer. Erik
E. Swartz, Ph.D.,
spoke at the 23rd Annual
Exercise and Sport Sciences Symposium at
Colby-Sawyer College in March. The sympo-
sium focused on the role of technology in
athletics and covered such topics as the use
of modern technology in generating evidence
for the acute care of catastrophic sport injury,
integrating new technologies in training, and
social media in college athletics. Swartz, pro-
fessor and clinical coordinator of athletic train-
ing education at the University of New
Hampshire, holds a Ph.D. in applied biome-
chanics at the University of Toledo. His re-
search interest is studying the management of
athletes with cervical spine injuries.
1996 -- David L. Gardner is the director of
financial policy for the U.S. Department of
State in Washington, D.C. The retired Army
lieutenant colonel previously served as the in-
terim director of the U.S. Army Reserve Com-
mand at Fort Bragg, N.C. He is also president
of the Sandhills Chapter of the American So-
ciety of Military Comptrollers. Kelly Murphy
was promoted to director of adver-
tising and marketing publications at The
Strong, a highly interactive Rochester mu-
seum devoted to the history and exploration
of play. The Strong houses the world's most
comprehensive collection of historical materi-
als related to play and is home to the Interna-
tional Center for the History of Electronic
Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the
Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of
Play, Woodbury School, and the American
Journal of Play.
1998 -- Patrick Dilorio, a retail sales man-
ager for Verizon Wireless, was named to the
company's President's Cabinet for ranking in
the top 2 percent of the company's more
than 28,000 sales executives nationwide dur-
ing 2013. DiIorio was one of six people in up-
state New York to earn the distinction for
performance in sales and customer service.
He earned a trip to Monte Carlo and will be
honored at an awards dinner hosted by the
firm's president and top wireless industry ex-
ecutives. Johathan S. Hickey, a founding
member of the law firm Burden, Gulisano &
Hickey, LLC, was a speaker at the annual
meeting of the Themis Advocates Group held
in Miami, Fla. He co-presented on "Conflicts
of Interest -- Ethics." Hickey, a trial attorney,
focuses his practice on defending product
manufacturers and transportation companies.
The Themis Advocates Group is a national
network of pre-eminent law firms that share
information, procedures, and technology in
order to provide the most skilled, aggressive,
and cost-efficient legal services to clients
around the country. Hickey was also recently
appointed a town prosecutor in Clarence,
N.Y. Jim Walter is director of convention
sales for Visit Cheyenne. He works with asso-
ciations, corporations, government agencies
and meeting planners to bring conferences,
meetings and events to Cheyenne, Wyo. Wal-
ter, along with his wife, Lorrell, and their
daughter, relocated to Cheyenne after 12
years in tourism in upstate New York.
1999 -- Kelly Burns is owner of Sirena de la
Mer, Body Sugaring and Skincare, in
Williamsville, N.Y. Stacey (Goodspeed) Den-
was named executive director of The
Green Angels of Wayne County, N.Y., a non-
profit founded in 2008. The slogan "Giving
Forward and Back" reflects
the organization's commit-
ment to improving the
health, safety and comfort of
local children by delivering
new and gently used toys,
books and clothes at no
cost, while encouraging citi-
zens to experience the benefits of giving
back to their community by recycling items
their family has outgrown. Denniston and
her husband, Tim, '97, live in Palmyra with
their three children. She welcomes contact
from alums at
or Lori Scott-
Sheldon, Ph.D.,
a research scientist with
The Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral
and Preventive Medicine in Providence, R.I.,
was recognized with the 2013 Bruce M. Selya
Award for Excellence in Research. The award
is presented annually at the Lifespan Annual
Research Celebration. Scott-Sheldon's re-
search focuses on health promotion and dis-
ease prevention. She is especially interested in
behavioral interventions aimed at reducing
St. Bonaventure alumnae Amanda
(Lengauer) Webster, '08, Natalie Pronio,
, and Emily Wood, '09, have answered
the call to bring the youth back to the
church and to God. They are each living out
their faith using values they developed and
strengthened during their time at Bona's.
Lengauer is spreading God's love through
her job as the campus minister at Syracuse
Catholic Junior/Senior High School, leading
her students with religion classes, service
projects, retreats, and liturgy.
Pronio is answering her calling by work-
ing as a youth minister in a small parish in
Pennsylvania. Before her presence, the pro-
gram was dwindling and almost non-exis-
tent. Now she has a couple dozen students
coming to her on a weekly basis for meet-
ings, service projects, and reflections.
On the other end of the spectrum, Wood
is the faith formation director at one of the
largest parishes in the Syracuse Diocese.
There were more than 1,000 adults and
children enrolled in the parish's classes this
past semester. All three women are proud
to be living out their vocations and to be
giving to others the values and the peace
that St. Bonaventure instilled in them.
Alumnae friends
pursuing vocations,
living out their faith
Thomas F. McCarthy, '10, (right) relo-
cated to the Metro-Washington, D.C.,
area in December and is enjoying his
new job with Marriott International's
Group Sales Team. It didn't take long
for him to run into a member of the
Bona Family. His colleague Rob Craw
(left) is the son of Roz Spoto-Craw, '76,
who went to school with Tom's dad, the
late William "Stax" McCarthy, '72. "Stax
was Mr. Bona's, a legend. It certainly is
a small world -- who would have
thought that Stax and I would have
children working together," said Roz.