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Class Notes
ing construction class, mentoring students de-
signers, and coordinates with
staff and guest designers.
Van Scoy also designs cos-
tumes for the dance concert
and various drama produc-
tions. She continues to teach
musical theatre dance
classes, both beginning and
advanced, at Adelphi University.
2003 -- Kate (Mannion) O'Reilly is the
walk director for the Alzheimer's Associa-
tion-New York City Chapter.
2004 -- Nicole Moore
is founder and
director of Veg Option Allies
& Advocates (VOAA). VOAA
is a New York City-based ed-
ucational non-profit dedi-
cated to knocking down
barriers to vegetarian food
options and nurturing a community of veg
advocates and their allies and can be found
online at Jill Fecher, vice president
of Client Services at FARM, an idea cultiva-
tion agency, was elected to serve on the
2016 Board of Directors for
the Professional Insurance
Marketing Association
(PIMA), a national profes-
sional organization for the
affinity benefits industry.
FARM includes insurance as
one of its specialties, along
with retail, energy, financial services, and au-
tomotive. Fecher, who lives in Lancaster, has
been with FARM since 2004 and has been a
member of PIMA since 2008. She also sits
on the Board of Directors for the American
Cancer Society of Western New York. For-
merly SKM Group, FARM is an award-win-
ning agency that has been providing
strategic marketing solutions for nearly 30
2005 -- Fr. Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M.,
presided at a Eucharistic liturgy and gave
two workshops at the 2016 Religious Educa-
tion Congress in Anaheim, Calif., in Febru-
ary. His workshops were titled "Incarnation
Anyway: The Spirituality of Why God Be-
came Human" and "The Name of God is Re-
lationship." The event, the nation's largest
annual gathering of Roman Catholics, is
sponsored by the Los Angeles Archdiocese's
Office of Religious Education. This fall,
Horan will join the faculty of the Catholic
Theological Union in Chicago to teach sys-
tematic theology. Thomas Kirchgessner re-
ceived his master's degree in adult and
continuing education at Kansas State Univer-
sity in May. He is still on active duty in the
Army and was promoted to major in Janu-
ary. Following graduation from the U.S.
Army Command and General Staff College
in June, Kirchgessner and his wife, Kathrin,
and son relocated to Vicenza, Italy, where he
assumed duty as the 173rd Brigade Support
Battalion (Airborne) executive officer. Since
graduating from St. Bonaventure, Kirchgess-
ner has deployed three times to Afghanistan.
2006 -- Jennifer (Schiffino) Pineo was a
recipient of Harris Corporation's inaugural
Ten under Ten award. The award honors
emerging leaders -- all within 10 years of
obtaining their undergraduate degree -- for
their professional success and demonstrated
leadership both at Harris
and within their communi-
ties. Pineo, who joined Har-
ris in 2005, negotiated one
of their first strategic part-
nership agreements. She
also serves as secretary and
treasurer of National Con-
tracts Management Associa-
tion, Finger Lakes Chapter. These
achievements helped her stand out from the
more than 100 nominees, making her one
of 10 honorees selected. Pineo earned an
MBA in 2011 from the University of
Rochester and master's certificate in contract
management from ESI Training
Institute/George Washington University in
2007 -- J.P. Butler, a sports writer for the
Olean Times Herald, won a 2015 New York
State Associated Press award in the Best
Sports Column category. Naples-based Ani-
mal Specialty Hospital of Florida has named
Reagan Terry its marketing manager. Terry
directs the hospital's integrated business and
consumer marketing efforts and provides
communications counsel. Her responsibilities
include developing branding, advertising and
social media campaigns; cultivating industry
and client relationships to build referrals; plan-
ning community outreach events; managing
media relations; and overseeing employee
communications platforms. A Bonita Springs
resident with more than nine years of com-
munications experience, Terry most recently
served as senior marketing communications
specialist with Corning Incorporated. During
her eight years with the Fortune 500 com-
pany, she earned 10 professional excellence
2008 -- Holly (Gendron) Dutcher was
promoted to executive director of the CURE
Childhood Cancer Association in Rochester,
N.Y. Scott Eddy earned National Story of
the Year honors from the College Sports In-
formation Directors of America (CoSIDA) for
a feature on St. Bonaventure softball player
Katie Sinclair. He collected the highest award
with his entry titled "Ultimate Team Player:
St. Bonaventure's Sinclair Takes Part in Bone
Marrow Donation Program." The story was
entered in the Athlete Profile category. Sub-
missions were first judged at the district level
with district winners advancing to a national
committee. Chris Michel is director of mar-
keting and communications at Olean Business
Development Corporation. He previously was
the city editor at the Olean Times Herald,
where he won two 2015 New York State As-
sociated Press awards in the Best Public Serv-
ice and Best Business Writing categories. He
also shared in a third award, Best Digital Pres-
ence, for managing the newspaper's website
with Kelsey Boudin, '12.
2011 -- Christine Holynski graduated with
a bachelor's in nursing in June 2015 and is
working as a registered nurse at Elderwood
at Wheatfield in Niagara Falls. Mary
(Schrader) Burke
is the Special Collections
manager at Hardin Simmons University in
Abilene, Texas. She is responsible for the
care, preservation, and research of the uni-
versity's collection of historic documents,
books, artwork, and memorabilia. Previously,
she was the education outreach coordinator
at The Old Jail Art Center, a fine-arts mu-
seum. Tony Jones, after four years as an in-
tern in the University of Notre Dame
Athletics Communications office, was pro-
moted to the full-time position of athletics
communications assistant director. He serves
as the media relations contact for the na-
tionally ranked Notre Dame softball and
men's soccer teams, and will be assuming a
larger communications role with the Notre
Dame football program beginning with the
2016 season. Marissa Sangiacomo is a
marketing manager at St. Martin's Press in
New York City. She is responsible for strate-
gizing and overseeing marketing plans for a
broad list of mass market, trade paperback,
and e-book romance titles. Previously she
worked as a publicist at Grand Central Pub-
lishing, a division of Hachette Book Group.
Meghan (Haley) Schofield was named as-
sistant director of marketing for Transporta-
tion and Parking -- a subdivision of Student
Affairs -- at Binghamton University. Christy
(Andrzejewski) Kern
is the 4 p.m. week-
day newscast anchor at WIVB-TV Buffalo.
She previously was an anchor at WZVN-TV
in Fort Myers, Fla.
2012 -- Kelsey Boudin, city editor at the
Olean Times Herald, won two 2015 New
York State Associated Press awards in the
Best Depth Reporting and Best Column
Writing categories. He also shared in a third
award, Best Digital Presence, for managing