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Mark Handley (1981)
Mark Handley (1981) recently accepted a position at AECOM located in Norfolk, VA as Vice President, Federal Programs. RADM Mark Handley recently retired from the Navy after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps and proudly served with the US Navy Seabees around the world.

Mark and his wife Holly currently reside in Virginia Beach, VA and they have three wonderful children, Patrick, Maria and Noella who are in or recently graduated from college.  
Submitted on Sep 12 2014.
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Kiersten Taddeo (2013)
Kiersten Taddeo (2013) was recently promoted to Client Relationship Specialist from Inside Sales Representative at The Madison Square Garden Company located in New York, NY.  
Submitted on Sep 12 2014.
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Christopher Hayevy (1996)
Christopher Hayevy '96 CLAS has been promoted to Vice President, Internal Audit, at Prudential Financial in Newark, N.J.  
Submitted on Sep 11 2014.
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Rebecca (Koch) Gonchar (2004)
Rebecca (Koch) Gonchar (2004) and Sheldon Gonchar are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Henry Matthew. He was born on August 15, 2014 in Sugar Land, TX, and weighed 8 lb., 1 oz..  Click here for photo
Submitted on Sep 11 2014.
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Christine Green (2007)
Christine Green (2007) and Paul Jarrett are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Henry. He was born on June 1, 2014.  
Submitted on Sep 9 2014.
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Christine Green (2007)
Christine Green (2007) recently accepted a position at Leadership for Educational Equity as Legal Counsel. "Leadership for Educational Equity supports Teach For America corps members and alumni to pursue careers in policy, advocacy, organizing, and elected leadership."  
Submitted on Sep 9 2014.
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Karen Abbott (1995)
Karen A. Abbott '95 CLAS married to Charles M Kahler '95 COE, '00 ME and the author of two New York Times bestselling books, SIN IN THE SECOND CITY and AMERICAN ROSE. My third book, LIAR, TEMPTRESS, SOLDIER, SPY tells the true story of four female Civil War spies, and will be published by HarperCollins in September 2014."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Sep 9 2014.
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Joseph Billbrough (1975)
Joseph C. Billbrough '75 MS died on July 25, 2014.  
Submitted on Sep 9 2014.
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Mary Mullaney (1990)
Mary Ann Mullaney ’90 VLS, has joined The Axelrod Firm in Philadelphia as a partner.  
Submitted on Sep 8 2014.
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Nefertiri Sickout (2009)
Nefertiri R. Sickout ’09 VLS, an associate with Pepper Hamilton, LLP’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group in Philadelphia, has been chosen as a member of the 2014-2015 class of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) Bar Leadership Institute.  
Submitted on Sep 8 2014.
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Career News
Mark Handley (1981)
Mark Handley (1981) recently accepted a position at AECOM located in Norfolk, VA as Vice President, Federal Programs. RADM Mark Handley recently retired from the Navy after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps and proudly served with the US Navy Seabees around the world.

Mark and his wife Holly currently reside in Virginia Beach, VA and they have three wonderful children, Patrick, Maria and Noella who are in or recently graduated from college.  
Submitted on Sep 12 2014.
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Kiersten Taddeo (2013)
Kiersten Taddeo (2013) was recently promoted to Client Relationship Specialist from Inside Sales Representative at The Madison Square Garden Company located in New York, NY.  
Submitted on Sep 12 2014.
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Births & Adoptions
Rebecca (Koch) Gonchar (2004)
Rebecca (Koch) Gonchar (2004) and Sheldon Gonchar are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Henry Matthew. He was born on August 15, 2014 in Sugar Land, TX, and weighed 8 lb., 1 oz..  Click here for photo
Submitted on Sep 11 2014.
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Christine Green (2007)
Christine Green (2007) and Paul Jarrett are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Henry. He was born on June 1, 2014.  
Submitted on Sep 9 2014.
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Marriages & Engagements
Gina (Pitera) Lombardi (2005)
Gina Pitera '05 VSB married Christopher J. Lombardi, Esq. '05 VSB, '08 VLS.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Sep 4 2014.
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James LeBlanc (2007)
James LeBlanc, '07 LAS, and Jamie Strasheim, '07 LAS, are happy to announce their marriage.  
Submitted on Aug 11 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
Joseph Billbrough (1975)
Joseph C. Billbrough '75 MS died on July 25, 2014.  
Submitted on Sep 9 2014.
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Eileen (Kennedy) McAlinney (1959)
Eileen K. McAlinney '59 CON died on August 30, 2014.  
Submitted on Sep 8 2014.
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