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Alumni to Return for Connecting the Dots on Wednesday, 11/4/15

The Alumni Office will bring nearly 40 alumni and friends of Wilkes to the Henry Student Center Ballroom from 6 pm - 8 pm this Wednesday, November 4, for the annual Connecting the Dots student/alumni networking event.  These guests work in the following industries: engineering, communications, psychology, nursing, education, business and law/criminology/political science.  (Names listed below.)  Please encourage your students to attend this event, which provides valuable career advice, potential internship opportunities and a chance to practice networking skills.  Students may register at www.community.wilkes.edu/ctd15.  Please let Mary, Jacki and Bridget know if you have any questions by emailing alumni@wilkes.edu or calling x7787. 
 
ENGINEERING
John Zelena '04, MS '09 - engineer, Flexicon Corporation
Jonny Perloff '94 - engineer, Globus Medical
Jason Marie '00 - engineer, Hatch Mott MacDonald
Natalie O'Connor '98 - senior designer, Alfred Benesch & Company
Kim Lisak '96 - national sales manager, CSS Industries
Brian Lubenow '00 - project manager, CDM Smith
Jeremy Hoagland '00 - principal, The Crossroads Group, LLC
Jim Connor '98 - president and sales engineer, E&W Equipment Company
 
COMMUNICATIONS   
Lisa Ninotti '02, MBA '07 - community relations manager, UGI Utilities Inc.
Donna Sedor '85 - director of development, Wyoming Valley Children's Association
Dave Jolley '78 - vice president of public affairs, Geisinger Vice-President
Jane Adonizio - executive producer, Fox 56
 
PSYCHOLOGY   
Rich Albrecht '05 - deputy director, Franklin County Area Agency on Aging
Jessica Ives '09 - senior case manager, Family Service Association of NEPA
Sherry Pietrzykoski '77 - senior instructor counseling and human development, Penn Foster                 
Cammie Anderson '92 - drug & alcohol prevention specialist, Wyoming Valley Drug & Alcohol Service
Dustin Raymer '14 - quality analyst, Genpact
Melanie Draus '98 - clinical counselor/prevention education specialist, Wyoming Valley Drug & Alcohol Services
Racha Gregory '00 - clinical case manager, Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18
Deidre Filchak Opitz '09 - crisis clinician, Community Counseling
 
NURSING/MEDICAL    
Susan Davis '85 - senior vice president of operations, SMV Management Company LLC
Carly Cappello '12 - OB Nurse, Geisinger
Kevin Barno ‘94 - owner/president and physical therapist, Pinnacle Rehabilitation Center
 
BUSINESS    
Glenn Lawless MBA '09 - director of guest relations, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
Chad Lojewski '95 - first vice president/investments, Stifel Nicolaus
Matt Berger '02 - senior project manager, EDM Americas
 
EDUCATION   
Kathy Heltzel '82, MBA '85 - retired associate professor of accounting and business, Luzerne County Community College
Deb Cwalina MS '11 - math teacher, Dallas School District
Jess Solt '12 - alternative education teacher, PA Treatment and Healing
Joe Chmiola '83, MS '95 - teacher, Crestwood School District
Jason Homza '11 - teacher, Scranton High School
Rosemary Litwin '99, MS '05 - teacher, Wyoming Area School District
 
POLITICAL SCIENCE/LAW    
Michael Noone '97 - first assistant D.A., Chester County District Attorney's Office
Ed Ciarimboli '95 - lawyer and partner, Fellerman and Ciarimboli
Fred Pierantoni '80 - courts judge, Administrative Office of PA
 
HUMAN RESOURCES    
Joe Housenick - chief human resources officer, Wilkes University
Holly Courter MBA '08 - senior human resources manager, Romark Logistics

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