Phil and Angela (Vasoli) DeMara ’00
| ’00 | Josh and Lyndsy (Wright) Blais were married on June 26, 2004 on Long Beach Island, N.J. Alumni in attendance were: Doreen Ballone ’99, Molly Callaghan ’99, Lisa Commander ’99, Scott Lippman ’98, Stacy Mullen and Meredith Tojeira. The couple honeymooned in Maui and bought their first home in South Burlington, Vt., in August. Kathryn Crockett left her position as marketing director for one of the nation’s leading independent bookstores to pursue a freelance career as a copywriter and graphic designer for local businesses and nonprofit agencies. After a trip to New Zealand earlier this year, she has settled on Connecticut’s shoreline…until the next big adventure. On October 23, 2004, Phil and Angela (Vasoli) DeMara were married in Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church in North Wales, Pa. Bridesmaids included Jaime (Corrado) Kopp and Michelle Zackon ’01. Phil and Angela both work for Daimler Chrysler and reside in Maryland. Chris DeWitt writes, “I have recently left Barnes and Noble, where I spent three years as a customer service manager, to pursue a new opportunity with Vertex Inc. My new job primarily is to provide PC support for tax professionals. I am also active in local community theater and am currently playing Guildenstern in “Rosecrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” for the King of Prussia Players. But most importantly, I have recently proposed to my partner of four years, George Wilson. No date has been set as we are still researching the legality of logistical issues of a same-sex marriage.” Valerie Lilien recently became engaged to Sean Cuffe, a graduate of Rutgers University. Sean is a high-school English teacher at Colonia High School in Woodbridge, N.J. They are currently settling into the home they just purchased in Somerset, N.J. and are working on a wedding date. Erica Pristash is pleased to announce her engagement to Chad Saleska of Atlanta, Ga. Erica is a survey research analyst at RTI International, a non-profit research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Chad is the sports editor for The Daily Dispatch in Henderson, N.C. They are planning a spring 2006 wedding. Megan Reaser was hired in June as a public defender in Monroe County, Pa. and is currently focusing on criminal litigation. She recently won her first jury trial. Sharon Saferstein writes, “I recently got engaged to my boyfriend, Jose. A September 2005 wedding in Bensalem, Pa. is planned. I hope everyone is doing well and you are all happy!”
| ’01 | Jenna Bates graduated from Rutgers University School of Law - Camden in May, sat for the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars in July and began working as an associate at a small firm in Cherry Hill, N.J., in September. She lives in Philadelphia. Clara Ebersole and Kevin Coleman ’00 became engaged on September 6, 2003 and are planning a wedding for September 2005. Clara is applying to graduate schools for a masters’ degree in education with a certification in elementary and special education. Kevin is enjoying his work in real estate. Rachael Lessig graduated from Arcadia University in May 2004 with a doctorate of physical therapy. She passed the physical therapy licensure and now is a Johns Hopkins Physical Therapy LEND fellow (Leadership and Excellence in Neurodevelopmental Disorders), working at Kennedy Krieger Pediatric Institute in Baltimore, Md. Gina Lichner writes, “I am pleased to announce that I was married to Steven Thompson, a 1999 Bloomsburg alum, on September 5, 2004 at the Egner Memorial Chapel.” Bruce Millheim and Ella Keifer were married on New Year’s Eve, 2003 in Bethlehem. Sara Reich and John Bumby ’02 were married on October 30, 2004 at 4:30 p.m., at the Beaches Boscobel, in Ocho Rios Jamaica. After two years as gallery director of Lancaster Galleries, the oldest fine art gallery in Lancaster, Pa., Tara Ritter decided to try her hand at advertising. She is now employed as account executive at Howard Miller Associates, Inc., a global advertising agency. Tara loves her new job and is excited to meet and assist people all over the world. Joy Strauss and Dave Oborne were married on August 28, 2004, in Basking Ridge, N.J. Many Phi Sigma Sigma sorority sisters and other Muhlenberg alumni were in attendance. Dave works for Verizon as a connected solutions employee and Joy works for Sunrise Assisted Living. Kelly Woodcock is an account manager for Kforce Staffing, a temp and temp-to-perm staffing company in finance and accounting.