Summer 2011


Sharing the Successes of Our Best & Brightest

Marywood Graduate is National President of UNICO
Christopher L. DiMattio ’88, a former trustee of Marywood University, is serving as the 2010-11 National President of UNICO National (www.unico.org), the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States. He also has served as President of the Scranton Chapter, which, at 450 members and growing, is the largest in the country. He has held leadership positions both locally and nationally with UNICO. Mr. DiMattio was officially installed as national president in July 2010 at the UNICO convention in Hershey. In addition to connecting members to their Italian-American heritage, the UNICO Foundation and UNICO National Chapters donate approximately one million dollars annually to various charities, including higher education. Scholarships are the primary focus of UNICO National. Locally, the Scranton Chapter of UNICO National has established scholarships at several colleges and universities in the region, including Marywood University. Mr. DiMattio is the Senior Vice President for Investments at First National Community Bank in Dunmore. He is married to Marywood graduate Ann Celli DiMattio ’87, and the couple has two children, Louis Carlo and Robert Christopher.

Graphic Designer Wins International Design Competition
Arthur “Chip” McElroy ’98 (MFA ’01), Owner and President of Maven Graphics, won an international design competition sponsored by the World Culture Foundation for a community of 18 eco houses designed by world class architects and eco experts. He created logos for one community in Florida and another in California. The committee sponsoring the project voted unanimously in his favor, garnering a $2,000 prize for the designer. In addition to his graphic design business (www.mavengraphics.com), Chip is presently the Program Manager for Graphic Design at Southwest Florida College.

Are you on the fast track in your career? Let us know! Send an e-mail with a brief description of your current professional accomplishments to MarywoodMag@marywood.edu (Put “Best  & Brightest” in the subject line.)



the Latest Works of Marywood Alumni



They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
Susan Campbell Bartoletti ’79
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2010)

Susan Campbell Bartoletti ’79 has another youth history book to add to her multi-award-winning titles. They Called Themselves the K.K.K. has already garnered its own impressive list of awards, including “Best Book of the Year” from The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal. The only book of its kind to address this topic for readers in grades 7-12, it examines how the Ku Klux Klan formed and grew out of the ashes of the Civil War. The author makes extensive use of congressional testimony, interviews, journals, diaries, and slave narratives to allow the players to speak in their own voices as much as possible. These chilling and vivid personal accounts make it a book to read and remember. For more information and to see a video of Bartoletti discussing her research for this book, visit www.scbartoletti.com.The book may be purchased at local and online major booksellers.


Tell Me Again…What Do Scallions Look Like?
Alice Phaler Hinker ’81
(Speaking Up Enterprises, 2010)

Alice Phaler Hinker ’81, a mother of two college students, used to field phone calls from her sons each time one of them had a craving for a favorite home cooked meal. As a result, she compiled a cookbook, which presents quick and delicious recipes in a format that is designed for new cooks. Tell Me Again…What Do Scallions Look Like? makes home-style cooking easy for college students and demonstrates that preparing meals at home can be cheaper, healthier, and often less time consuming. The book is user friendly, but if students (or any aspiring cooks) have questions, they can find the author online at the companion website www.campuscooking.net or on Facebook under the name Campus Cook. The book also may be ordered at the Campus Cooking website.



The Woman’s Migraine Toolkit
Dawn A. Marcus, M.D. ’82       
(DiaMedica Publishing, 2011)

Dawn A. Marcus, M.D. ’82 has co-authored a new book with Philip A. Bain, M.D., that helps women who suffer from migraines manage their headaches throughout each stage of life and development. According to the book, migraines affect one in every six women, more than 20 million in the U.S. alone. The Women’s Migraine Toolkit provides practical management guidelines for headaches in girls and women, emphasizing the relationship to the hormonal changes women endure from puberty through menopause. Its practical focus is directed to minimizing or eliminating the symptoms of migraine and its associated loss of time from work and leisure activities. Dr. Marcus is a board-certified neurologist and professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she specializes in headache and pain management. Her interests include treating migraines in women, menstrual migraine, and migraine during pregnancy. For more information or to order, go to the author’s website (www.dawnmarcusmd.com) or the book’s website (www.womansmigraines.com).


The Book of Sins: A Novel
Angie O’Gorman ’81
(Plain View Press, 2010)

Angie O’Gorman ’81 has written a novel, titled The Book of Sins. Set in 2034, it is a cautionary look at Christianity after it has become a wholly owned and operated subsidiary of capitalism. Government is finally out of the way, and what remained of America’s social safety net has long since been outsourced to the Chambers of Commerce, with Christianity relegated to the role of businesses’ philanthropic arm. At times humorous, at times tragic, often peppered with satire, the novel is based on long-term trends in American life, Christianity, and capitalism. Angie, who resides in St. Louis, has worked on human rights issues in Honduras, Guatemala, the West Bank, and the U.S. She has also written articles and essays for America Magazine; Commonweal; National Catholic Reporter; and Natural Bridge, a journal of contemporary literature published by the University of Missouri-St. Louis. For more information or to order, go to the author’s blog http://thebookofsins.wordpress.com/; the book is also available online through national booksellers.


Little Hot Mama: The Flossie Turner Lewis Story
Paula Meseroll ’80
(Stay Thirsty Press, June 29, 2010)

Paula Meseroll ’80 has co-authored an e-book with Flossie Turner Lewis, titled Little Hot Mama: The Flossie Turner Lewis Story. The book tells the true story of Flossie Turner Lewis, a woman of strength, a single mother who raised five children, a black entertainer who performed on the carnival and chitlin circuits, in speakeasies and minstrel shows, and in the swank nightclubs of Miami’s Overtown, where the Turner Family shared venues with other greats of the day. From the Deep South to Miami, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles, Flossie lived her life as a performer, a mother, and a woman who could neither read nor write—until she decided at the age of 65 to learn how. Paula is a public relations professional and an award-winning freelance writer and columnist. She also is director of marketing and communications at Syracuse University. Little Hot Mama is available on Amazon Kindle. For more information or to order, go to the book’s website www.littlehotmamabook.com.  


If you are a Marywood graduate with a new work—book, music, film, video, art—that has recently been published, produced, performed, or exhibited, let us know! Write to “Seen & Heard,” Marywood Magazine, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509,  or marywoodmag@marywood.edu (subject line: “Seen & Heard”).

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