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Alumni Association

The following list is a small sample of the many graduates from the School of Theoretical and Applied Science (TAS). We are proud of all our graduates and their varied accomplishments. If you are a graduate of TAS and would like your name to appear below, please let us know.

Jean Coe, Ph.D. ’75 was named Coordinator of West Bergen Mental Healthcare’s Substance Abuse Treatment Program. In her new position, Jean is expanding substance abuse services by offering more group therapy targeted towards the specific needs of the individuals.

Dennis Bonagura ’77 is currently the president and chief operating officer of EXTOL International, a worldwide computer software company.

Nancy Johnson ’77 currently lives in Hillsborough, NC. She works for the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners as the Group Benefits Underwriter.

Roger Muller ’79 is currently a Licensed Insurance Producer, a real estate salesman, and a travel agent. He also is a member of the Hoboken Board of Directors of the City’s Chamber of Commerce. Roger resides in Secaucus and Hoboken.

Julie Shaw ’79, a licensed addictions counselor, recently started working for an Intensive Outpatient Treatment program in West Milford. In addition, Julie began a teaching assignment for the New Jersey Prevention Network as a certified instructor of Counseling and Addictions, advising coursework for students working toward state certification.

Carolyn Spies ’83 was recently appointed associate dean for faculty and program development at Bloomfield College. She held additional positions such as interim dean of academic affairs, chair on the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, director of the honors program, and coordinator for the Psychology Department. Carolyn has been teaching at Bloomfield College since 1993.

Daniel Kellogg ’87 was recently promoted to sergeant after serving thirteen years on the Wyckoff Police Department. Daniel also serves as a DARE officer, juvenile officer, bicycle patrol, safety officer, crime prevention officer, and field training officer.

Jerry G. Ianni ’89 received his M.S. in Mathematics at Stevens Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from CUNY Graduate Center. He currently is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at LaGuardia Community College and an adjunct faculty member at City College of New York. Since 2003, Dr. Ianni has devoted his research to mathematical music theory, and in April, he revisited Ramapo to present “Algebraic Structures in Music Theory”.

James J. Sexton, Esq. ’94 is a trial lawyer and founding partner of a growing matrimonial law firm with offices in Rockland, Manhattan, and Bergen County. He has taught at a variety of colleges and universities including Ramapo and NYU. In his limited free time he enjoys long distance running and has run several marathons. He has two sons, Noah and Billy, and lives in Rockland County, New York.

James Jencarelli ’95 was unanimously voted head of the Carlstadt-East Rutherford Regional School District on May 2, 2007 by the Board of Education. He was previously the principal of Becton Regional High School and was chosen after consideration of five other candidates.

Robin Keller ’98, ’02, ’07 juggles dual careers, she is a programmer at Ramapo College and an artist. She enjoys painting classrooms, cubicle life, family life and college activities. Her paintings featuring her “Commencement Series” will be showcased at the Alumni Redux 5 Art Show in the Berrie Center at Ramapo College, from October 26 through December 7. Robin’s son, Ian and daughter Laura also attend Ramapo.

Melvin Carrillo ’00 BSN, RN, BC, nurse manager of bariatrics at Hackensack University Medical Center was featured on the January 2007 cover of Advance for Nurses Magazine. The article highlights Melvin’s work with bariatric surgery programs, which are designed to help patients lose weight and maintain healthy weight loss.

Melissa Macovic ’00 married Drew Bradicich ’00. Melissa currently is a sales representative for Herff Jones Yearbooks in Hudson Valley.

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Richard Zwickel ’00 has been named vice president of Medi-Scripts PLUS, a project that is developing a new type of prescription pad model from Medi-Promotions, Inc. Richard is responsible for business matters relating to pharmaceutical clients as well as the strategies and executions of all Medi-Scripts PLUS lines.

Eric Fernandes ’01 and Heather Elizabeth Parks were united in marriage on October 14, 2006. Eric is pursuing graduate studies in computer science at Fairleigh Dickinson University; he is currently employed as a software engineer by Siemens AG. The newlyweds are planning a tour of Europe for their honeymoon.

Christopher Guddemi ’01 was married to Corrie Davidson on June 24, 2007. Christopher is employed as a land use consultant and surveyor.

Steven M. Frost ’03 and his wife Valerie celebrated their first wedding anniversary on June 17th and are expecting their first baby in November. The couple recently relocated to Roseville, CA.

Allison Harraka ‘03 is in her seventh year as a fourth-grade teacher at Pines Lake Elementary School in Wayne. She teaches math to all fourth-graders, as well as reading, writing and language arts to her homeroom class.

Robyn Philburn ’03 and Joseph Carson were married on September 1, 2006. Robyn works for Pzifer Inc. as a research associate in New York City. The couple currently resides in Morristown.

Liza Marie Porcelli ’03 and Alex Fonti were married on November 4, 2006. Liza is employed as a special education teacher in Hawthorne. The couple honeymooned in Aruba and now resides in Wyckoff.

Dina Tortorelli ’04 received the Excellence in Nursing Leadership award from Chilton Memorial Hospital on May 9, 2007. Dina works as a manager in the hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.

Dana Karabinos ’05 and Kenneth Pressler were married on July 13, 2007 at St. Anne’s Church in Fair Lawn. Dana is a second grade teacher in the Old Tappan School District.

Katie Bovino ’05 and Andrew Chudy married on October 21, 2006. The couple traveled to Aruba after the wedding, and now they reside in Manville. Katie is working for the University Medical Center at Princeton in Labor and Delivery.

David Hershberger ’06 announces his engagement to Jenny Nickles. He is presently employed as a technology teacher at Highland School in Midland Park. The wedding is planned for June 2007 in Sea Bright.

Valerie Scala ’06 announced her engagement to Joshua Krohn. The wedding is planned for September 8, 2007. Valerie works as a registered nurse at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

Tammy Douglas ’07 was inducted to the Omicron Pi Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nurses for her academic and leadership achievements. Tammy passed the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses and is currently employed by the New York Pediatric Hospital.

Peter Kowalcyk ’07 is currently working at Zeus Scientific, Inc. in the Research and Development Department and also works as an EMT with Palisades Park Ambulance Corps.

Julie Ann Kulinski ’07 will continue her doctoral studies after graduation. She will by studying physical therapy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry.

Matthew Palko ’07 married Patricia White and they now reside in Boonton. Matthew is employed by the Jefferson Township Municipal Utilities Department as a wastewater operator.