Class Notes: 1970s



1970


Richard E. Murray, B.A. Accounting, who served as President & CEO of the Kennedy Health System from 1992 to 2009 was honored on May 21st when his official portrait was unveiled and dedicated in the lobby of Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ. Mr. Murray devoted nearly 30 years of his career to Kennedy, leading the healthcare organization through a period of tremendous growth and technological advancement, as he helped merge three individual hospitals in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, NJ into one of the region’s leading healthcare systems.



1971

Kenneth Manfredi, B.S. History, relocated from Florida to Houston, TX in 2002. Ken and his son own a Real Estate/Development company specializing in the construction and sales of luxury homes in Houston. Ken is semi-retired, has been married to Kathy for 44 years, and they have 4 granddaughters.

Eugene J. McKeown, B.A., has been married to Pauline for 40 years, they have two sons, David and Brendon, and one grandchild.

George H. Perschbach, B.A. English, of Deerfield Beach passed away on Tuesday October 22, 2013 at the age of 64. George worked for the Archdiocese of Miami as an elementary school teacher. He taught at St. Bernadette Catholic School, Little Flower Catholic School, St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, and for over 25 years at St. Clement Catholic School. He was a very respected teacher and made many impressions on his students, and his enthusiasm for learning and love of the Catholic Church was infectious. Because of this, students, parents and fellow teachers held him in the highest regard.



1976

George Lucas, B.A. Public Administration ’74 and M.S. Human Resources ’76, retired in 1981 as police sergeant from the Miami-Dade Police Department. He went on to head the criminal justice program at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA from 1981 to 1994. George was appointed as the First Area Coordinator at the Georgia Emergency Management Agency for the Atlanta area and six surrounding counties. He is currently retired and lives in Mt. Dora, Lake County FL.



1978

William "Bill" Berger, B.A. Public Administration ‘76, M.S. Human Resources ‘78, was appointed as a U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Florida by President Barack Obama. He served as a police chief for 22 years in the City of North Miami Beach and in Palm Bay, Florida.

Rich Kelch, B.A. Sports Administration, is now the Operations Manager in the Registrar’s Office at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.


John T. Mazzola, CFE, B.A. Sports Administration, was named General Manager for the East Kentucky Exposition Center in Pikeville, KY. The Expo Center is Eastern Kentucky's center for culture, education and entertainment. John and his wife Linda are proud parents to 10-year-old twins Olivia and Joseph.




1979

Sylvianne (Ledee) Doucette, B.A. History, served ten years in Civil Service teaching Hazardous Materials Packaging and Transportation all over the US and overseas. She served ten years in the US Coast Guard in the Port Security Unit, inspecting foreign vessels for Hazardous Materials and teaching Hazardous Materials to Cost Guard Units. She was the owner of a company that taught packaging and transportation of Hazardous Materials all over the world. Sylvianne also served as a North Syracuse, NY volunteer firefighter and as a member of the Onondaga County (NY) Hazardous Materials Team. Sylvianne is now retired, volunteers in her community, and is a member of the VFW, American Legion, Paralyzed Veterans of America and the DAV.