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John Bochanski (2002)
John Bochanski '02 CLAS, recently led a team of astronomers and began targeting stars in the Milky Way’s outer halo, which is a sparse shroud of stars that surrounds the disk of our Galaxy and stretches to at least 500,000 light years away. The team has now discovered two stars in this halo that are the most distant ever discovered in our Galaxy.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.
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Ingrid (Pino) Welch (1981)
Ingrid (Pino) Welch, Esq. '81 CLAS, '84 VLS has joined Cozen O’Connor, strengthening its Private Equity and Real Estate practices with her more than 30 years of legal experience in private equity fund formation, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and SEC investment adviser and broker/dealer registration and compliance."  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.
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Victor Polmonari (1971)
Victor Polmonari, '71 LAS, died on July 15, 2014.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.
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Mary Kaveney (1968)
Mary Kaveney, '68 GS, died on July 20, 2014.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.
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Charles Janus (1950)
Charles Janus, '50 VSB, died on July 20, 2014.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.
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Gaetan Alfano (1977)
Gaetan J. Alfano '77 CLAS, '80 VLS , a name partner in the law firm of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, was recently re-appointed as vice-chairman of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.

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Submitted on Jul 22 2014.
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John Coyne (1946)
John W. Coyne '46 COE died on June 21, 2014.  
Submitted on Jul 22 2014.
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Shawn Tracy (1963)
The Rev. T. Shawn Tracy, OSA '63 CLAS, passed away Sunday, July 20. For nearly 40 years, Father Shawn was an active and visible presence on campus directing Campus Ministry, celebrating liturgies, establishing the Handicapped Encounter Christ (HEC) program, writing and performing as a liturgical musician, acting as chaplain to the Alumni Association Board and serving as a member of the University's Board of Trustees. A viewing will be held Thursday, July 24, 6-7:30 p.m. in St. Thomas of Villanova Church with a Funeral Mass to follow at 7:30 p.m. Burial will take place Friday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Augustinian plot at Calvary Cemetery (no procession), Gulph and Matsonford Roads, West Conshohocken, PA.  
Submitted on Jul 22 2014.
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Matthew LaGrassa (2005)
Matthew LaGrassa (2005) and Christine Willey (2005) are happy to announce their marriage on July 19, 2014 in Block Island, RI. They currently reside in New York, NY. For their honeymoon they will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.  
Submitted on Jul 21 2014.
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Daniel Grove (1962)
Daniel Grove Esq., '62 LAS, died on July 15, 2014.  
Submitted on Jul 21 2014.
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Career News
John Bochanski (2002)
John Bochanski '02 CLAS, recently led a team of astronomers and began targeting stars in the Milky Way’s outer halo, which is a sparse shroud of stars that surrounds the disk of our Galaxy and stretches to at least 500,000 light years away. The team has now discovered two stars in this halo that are the most distant ever discovered in our Galaxy.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.
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Ingrid (Pino) Welch (1981)
Ingrid (Pino) Welch, Esq. '81 CLAS, '84 VLS has joined Cozen O’Connor, strengthening its Private Equity and Real Estate practices with her more than 30 years of legal experience in private equity fund formation, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and SEC investment adviser and broker/dealer registration and compliance."  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.
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Births & Adoptions
Sarah (Linn) Eddy (2001)
Sarah (Linn) Eddy (2001) and Kevin are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Jane Elizabeth Eddy. She was born on November 7, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA, and weighed 7 lb., 0 oz.. Maeve (2) is a happy big sister!  
Submitted on Jun 30 2014.
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Amy Buck (1998)
Amy Buck Faundez '98 VSB welcomed a boy.  
Submitted on Jun 17 2014.
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Marriages & Engagements
Matthew LaGrassa (2005)
Matthew LaGrassa (2005) and Christine Willey (2005) are happy to announce their marriage on July 19, 2014 in Block Island, RI. They currently reside in New York, NY. For their honeymoon they will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.  
Submitted on Jul 21 2014.
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James Wilson (2002)
James Wilson (2002) and Christina Sekowski are happy to announce their marriage on April 5, 2014 in Red Bank, NJ.  
Submitted on Jul 14 2014.
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Catching Up
Albert Colleluori (1977)
Albert Colleluori '77 MA, retiring after a 41 year career in Catholic Education with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey in June 2014. He has served as a teacher of Chemistry and Physics, counselor, and administrator. He served as Assistant Principal for Academics at Northeast Catholic HS, Principal of St. John Neumann HS, and Principal of Camden Catholic HS in Cherry Hill New Jersey during his career.  
Submitted on May 19 2014.
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Wesley Mullen (1972)
Wesley Mullen (1972) writes, "I have just published my first book, "City Sketches," available in paperback at Amazon.com. Villanova community members can get a copy of the e-book with a 50% discount by ordering from my website (www.travelsbitch.com) and entering the promo code VU72."  
Submitted on Mar 17 2014.
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Educational News
Genehan Brion (2007)
Genehan Brion 07 CLAS, recently earned a MA in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He is currently working toward the PhD in Higher Education at Saint Louis University. He currently serves as Athletic Director while coaching several sports at Loyola Academy of Saint Louis.  
Submitted on Jul 17 2014.
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Genehan Brion (2007)
Genehan Brion '07 CLAS received a Masters of Arts in Theology from University of Notre Dame in 2014.  
Submitted on Jul 17 2014.
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General
Robin Bell (1972)
Robin Bell (1972) writes, "Barbara Bell (1974) writes, "I lost my sister and best friend, Robin Bell (class of 72) in Jan of 2014. She was a microbiologist and teacher for over 20 years. She had many interests - science, history, the environment and anything equestrian, and she was an athletic swimmer. She also witnessed Secretariat's victory in the Preakness. She was a special person.""  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 11 2014.
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Michael Doran (1989)
Michael Doran (1989) writes, "My daughter, Regan, will be attending Villanova this Fall as part of the Class of 2018. She will be the third generation Doran to be a Wildcat after my father, Walt (1967) and myself (1989)."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jun 16 2014.
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In Memoriam
Victor Polmonari (1971)
Victor Polmonari, '71 LAS, died on July 15, 2014.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.
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Mary Kaveney (1968)
Mary Kaveney, '68 GS, died on July 20, 2014.  
Submitted on Jul 24 2014.
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