Mount St. Joseph University

Classnotes Corner

Academics, Alumni & Giving

By: Hannah Losey

File Under: alumni, classnotes, mountnews

1940s

Helen Lavey Wilson ’49 of Indianapolis, Indiana, retired from the IRS and now volunteers at Christ the King Church.

1950s

Patty Riordan Connelly ’59 of Cincinnati retired from teaching at St. Gertrude School.

1960s

Stella Del Rosario ’67 of Lima, Peru, has four children and nine grandchildren. She enjoys visiting her family in Florida.

1970s

Linda Kelly Merz ’71 of Naperville, Illinois, and her husband decided to live full time in their RV and travel the country.

Jean Reilly ’71 of Wayne, Pennsylvania, retired in June 2016 after working 20 years as a certified school nurse. Jean is now enjoying her first grandchild, as well as traveling. 

Marilyn Parks Herring ’72 of Cincinnati retired this past June after 38 years of teaching at St. Ursuline.

Paulette Ann Corbett ’75 of Cincinnati has devoted her retirement to volunteering at her local parish, while being involved in several environmental groups. In addition to her volunteer work, Paulette cares for her elderly parents, babysits and enjoys substitute teaching.

Denise M. Missler ’77 of Norwalk, Ohio, enjoys spending time tutoring, and being an accompanist for soloists, ensembles, choirs, recitals and church services.

Christina Baitz-Brandewie ’79 of Wyoming, Ohio, had her “Honeycomb Exposed” bracelet featured in the January 2017 Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America Journal. She was one of the international award winners from the 5th Foldforming Competition in 2016.

1980s

Myra Jackman Coddens ’80 of Grayslake, Illinois, is an active member of the Quilts of Valor Foundation. In addition to assisting with creating the quilts for veterans, Myra is also the Quilts of Valor Foundation Certified Quilt Shop Program coordinator.

Suezette M. Entis ’81 of Cincinnati just retired as an emergency room nurse and enjoys needlepoint.

Mary Arnold Long ’81 of Charleston, South Carolina, received her doctor of nursing practice from Otterbein University in April 2016.

Michael Lack ’87 of Batavia, Ohio, just started his own company in IT consultation.

1990s

Lori Rennekamp ’99 of Oldenburg, Indiana, recently opened a store in downtown Batesville, Indiana, called, Bird in a Tree Boutique.

2000s

Matt Smith ’08 and Joel Steinmetz ’08 of Batavia, Ohio, founded Athletic Training Solutions by developing relationships with urgent care clinics in the Greater Cincinnati area. Both Matt and Joel manage their workers’ compensation claims and treat injured workers with rehabilitation.

Tim Mauntel ’09 of Washington, D.C, completed his doctorate in human movement science with a concentration in biomechanics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tim currently works for the Department of Defense at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

2010s

Aaron Barton ’13 of Dublin Ohio, has been promoted to director of expansion for Prolink Staffing Services.

Shannon Long ’13 of Huntington Beach, Calif., is now a pediatric physical therapist in Long Beach, California.

Aaron Barber ’13 of Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, is an industrial athletic trainer with ATI Worksite Solutions, and recently became certified by ATI as an onsite early intervention specialist.

Rachel Dilts ’13 of Northern Kentucky, is an athletic trainer and surgery scheduler for Dr. Johansen at Beacon. Rachel got married October 2015. 

Kim McElhinny ‘13 of Louisville, Kentucky., is employed by Baptist Health Sports Medicine as an athletic trainer for Oldham County High School. Kim is going back to school for physical therapy assistant through Kent State Ashtabula.

Jordan Miller ’13 of South Lebanon, Ohio, served as the head athletic trainer at Cincinnati Christian University from 9/13-8/16. Jordan is currently working for Premier Health at Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Consults as an AT in a physician practice.

Jessica Pykosz ’13 of Milford, Ohio, graduated this past July with her master’s and will be working for Mercy Health in orthopedic surgery.

Gina Carmosino, ATC ’14 of Cleveland, Ohio, works as an assistant athletic trainer and instructor at Case Western Reserve University. Gina got married in July 2016.

John Mathis ’14 of Cincinnati is in his final year of the Physical Therapy Assistant program at the University of Cincinnati. He is currently certified and licensed.

Alexandra Logan ’15 of Louisville, Kentucky., works for Children’s Orthopaedics of Louisville, where she concentrates on casting and bracing. Alexandra recently graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with her Master of Science in Athletic Training degree.

Taylor Ruder ’16 of Oxford, Ohio, is licensed in the state of Kentucky, where she works for St. Elizabeth Sport Healthcare in the sports medicine department. She provides athletic training services to Gray Middle School, Ockerman Middle School, RA Jones Middle School and other schools affiliated with St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine.

Jessica Volciak ’16 of Cincinnati just started physical therapy course work at Slipper Rock University and applied for AT licensure in Pennsylvania. She and other PT students are in the process of starting a student-run pro bono clinic for the under-insured and under-served community.