Alumni Updates 2018

Robert Sanders ’53 lost his wife, Beverly, last year after 53 years of marriage.

Robert Steck ’74 (pic) is currently living in Chicago with husband of three years, Louis.  He is working for the Infant-Parent Institute, Inc. as Associate Director of Finance.  He has a daughter, Vicky, and two sons, Stephen and Michael.  Sending best wishes to the SMH Theatre and Music Departments.  He has many happy memories of participating in The Queens Players productions during his four years as a Lancer.

Michele Parker ’86 and husband Joe were blessed with their first baby!  Charlotte Marie was welcomed into the world on October 10, 2016.

Mark Aquino ’84 (pic) still keeps in touch with many of his classmates and is the owner and operator of Federicos Auto Body Shop in Syracuse, NY.

Karl Fischer ’96 has been living in Virginia for over 25 years. My time at SMH (and SME) was very memorable. I have met wonderful people during that time who remain close to me today. While at SMH I had the pleasure of playing football and hockey. I learned a lot from my coaches, specifically my hockey coach Don Brzezecki Sr. One of those important lessons was to give back to the game you love and teach kids the great game of hockey. I have been coaching hockey for well over 10 years. Attached is a nice article about my experience behind the bench coaching my older son Joseph who is 17 and my younger son Matthew who is 13. We attend tournaments all across the country. Our 18u team are back to back national champions and our 12U team are back to back national silver medalist.

Justin Grzyb ’03 was promoted to Assistant Regional Inspector General for Audit for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General.

Jessica Runk ’09 graduated in 2013 from the University of Notre Dame with a BS in ACMS (Applied and Computational Math & Statistics) and landed a job as a Quantitative Risk Analyst at M&T bank.

In 2016, she went back to ND, and after a very challenging year (working full time and travelling to Chicago every other week for ND classes) she earned her Masters of Science in Business Analytics degree.  She received the John R. Malone Academic Achievement Award for the highest GPA in her program and led her class in the Alma Mater and the Fight Song at the Mendoza College of Business Commencement ceremony!

Emily Gibson ’12 graduated from Niagara University in May 2016, with a Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Recreation Management with a minor in Marketing. After graduation she accepted a position with Aramark’s Accelerate to Leadership program as a food service manager at the University of Rochester. As of May 2017, she was accepted the position of HR Productivity Manager with Aramark at the University of Rochester, and completed the Accelerate to Leadership program in July 2017. She will begin graduate school in the fall at Nazareth College to pursue my Master of Science in Human Resource Management.

Helen Gibson ’16 was recently notified by the Board of Trustees of the Mensa Education and Research Foundation that she has been awarded the Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship for 2017-2018. Over 10,000 applications were submitted nationally for 195 awards totaling more than $195,000. Helen is a sophomore at D’Youville College in the Exercise and Sports Science/ Doctor of Physical Therapy program.