- by Mount Saint Mary College

Mount Saint Mary College recently honored nearly 50 longtime personnel for their dedicated service to the college.

Also recognized were teachers and administrators from Bishop Dunn Memorial School who are celebrating milestones. Bishop Dunn is located on the Mount campus. 

The college’s longest serving professor, James Finn Cotter, who taught English at the Mount, retired in 2020. Now, three professors – William Lahar (Chemistry), John Reilly (History), and Thomas Sarro (Biology) – share that distinction. All three are celebrating 45 years of service, having started their careers at the Mount in 1975. 

The following employees were recognized:

5 years (2015)

  • Christina Alvey, assistant professor of Mathematics
  • Scott Beaver, application programmer (Office of Information Technology)
  • Christine Berte, associate professor of Nursing and graduate coordinator of the School of Nursing
  • Susana Briscoe-Alba, dean of Admissions
  • Matthew Byrne, executive director of Risk Management, Title IX coordinator, and adjunct professor
  • Maryann D’Angelo, pre-kindergarten teacher, Bishop Dunn Memorial School
  • Michael Doughty, director of sports information
  • Norma Duran, custodial services
  • Peter Gregory, instructor of Business
  • Elizabeth Harper, assistant professor of Biology
  • Michael Lowell, head women’s Lacrosse Coach
  • Regina Pappalardo, associate professor of Journalism
  • Jerry Puccio, athletic support staff
  • Brianne Thompson, academic coach/advisor (Office of Student Success)
  • Shayna Toomey, director of Student Accounts (Office of Student Financial Services)

10 years (2010)

  • Jessica Mushel, director of Athletics
  • Tiffany Davis, associate librarian for Instruction Services
  • Kristen Dellasala, director of Digital Learning and Instructional Design/adjunct professor (Office on Online Learning)
  • Michael Jones, security officer
  • Rebecca Norman, associate professor of Education and graduate coordinator for the Division of Education
  • Douglas Robinson Jr., associate professor of Biology
  • Devon Scalfari, database coordinator (Office of Advancement)

15 years (2005)

  • Suparna Bhalla, associate professor of Biology
  • Melissa Broe, Office and Technology coordinator, Bishop Dunn Memorial School
  • Sharnie Canary, director of Human Resources
  • Giovanna Cordova, custodial services
  • Melissa Cruz, executive assistant to VP of Students (Office of Student Affairs)
  • Teresa Hurley, professor of Nursing
  • Jennifer LoPresti, first grade teacher, Bishop Dunn Memorial School
  • Robert Miller, office of Safety and Security
  • Amanda Schmidt, assistant director of Admissions
  • Barbara Trocano, Financial Aid counselor
  • Sarah Uzelac, professor of Psychology and division chair of Social Sciences
  • Peter Witkowsky, associate professor of English, Division Chair of Arts and Letters

20 years (2000)

  • Colleen Middlemiss, kindergarten teacher, Bishop Dunn Memorial School
  • Nicole Purdy, MS Mathematics teacher, Bishop Dunn Memorial School
  • Erica Torres, administrative assistant for the School of Nursing

25 years (1995)

  • Theresa Davis, Circulation manager, Kaplan Family Library
  • Carmen Delgado, custodial services
  • Maureen Seymour, Admissions Office coordinator
  • Edwin Teall, professor of Philosophy

30 years (1990)

  • Theresa Egger, administrative assistant for the Division of Education
  • Brigid Killelea, MS ELA teacher, Bishop Dunn Memorial School

35 years (1985)

  • Arthur Emerson III, network administrator
  • Rae Fallon, associate professor of Psychology

45 Years (1975)

  • William Lahar, professor of Chemistry
  • John Reilly, professor of History
  • Thomas Sarro, professor of Biology

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