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Mark Fingar has been appointed chairman of the board of the Columbia County (NY) Chamber of Commerce. He recently became a grandfather to his daughter Brianna's daughter, Bella Fingar-Joyce. Yes, she's adorable and loves her Papa!
Donna Berger (’94M) continues to work at Marist as director of academic grants.
Scott Gregory joined the board of directors for the Southgulf Coast Chapter of Community Associations Institute.
Dave Margalotti is blessed to be overseeing a Christian radio network of 70 stations covering much of New York and Pennsylvania, working with on-air, news, production, digital media, and underwriting teams. He’s now in his 36th year of radio and still loves what he does! He would love to connect with any Red Foxes in the Finger Lakes region of New York.
Ian O’Connor was hired as a sports columnist at the New York Post after 11 years at ESPN.com. Ian recently won his fourth first-place award in the Professional Football Writers of America annual Dick Connor writing contest. A three-time New York Times best-selling author, Ian has a biography of Duke coaching legend Mike Krzyzewski due out in February.
Julianne (Carrubba) Ward is a grandmother to four beautiful girls. She also has won national real estate sales awards.
Mike McHale has turned his passion for music into a side project, Radio Blue. He finds vintage radios from the 1930s through 1960s, removes the nonfunctioning mono systems and upgrades them to a Bluetooth stereo streaming sonic gem. Mike has been building them, using them, and getting requests to “build one for me” for years. So with time on his hands, he has created nearly three dozen one-of-a-kind radios that he plans to sell in his Etsy shop.
Lydia (Dougherty) Butcher has a new position as an adoption specialist with a baby step adoption agency.
Eve Carlin (MPA) ran for public office in Camden, SC, the Camden City Council.
Kristen (Pierson) Illes (’90MA) launched a leadership consulting practice in 2021 and loves working with clients on strategic planning, leadership development, program design, and executive coaching.
Joseph Nowak and his wife moved to South Carolina to relax and enjoy retirement.