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La Roche College to Host Celebrate La Roche!

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Celebrate La Roche! is a special evening showcasing the College’s many contributions to the community, the Pittsburgh area and the world. Kicking off with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and a silent auction. Paul Martino, news anchor and reporter for KDKA-TV News, will serve as master of ceremonies.

The College will induct 11 new members to its Distinguished Alumni Circle at 7:45 p.m. The Distinguished Alumni Circle honors La Roche graduates whose outstanding professional achievements and community service projects exemplify the fundamental values of the College’s mission. After receiving nominations from alumni, parents, friends and other members of the College community in the fall of 2015, a committee comprised of a diverse cross-section of La Roche constituents selected the following alumni as recipients:

Riley B. Folds ’97 of Redondo Beach, Calif.

Diversity & Inclusion Manager

Disney Consumer Products

Dione L. Graswick ’93 of Glenshaw, Pa.

Assurance Partner

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Ernestine Harris ’03, M.S. ’10 of Romansville, Pa.

U.S. Director of Human Resources


David J. Kasievich ’98 of Philadelphia, Pa.

Head of School

St. James School

Kristen Marie Kruszewski ’08, Ph.D. of East Liberty, Pa.

Senior Research Chemist

Automotive OEM Coatings

PPG Industries Inc.

Mary E. Michalek ’82 of Gibsonia, Pa.


Allegheny County Health Department

Passavant Hospital

Tara Kay Race ’98 of McDonald, Pa.

Advanced Educator

UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing

Suellywn Stewart ’77, M.D. of Columbus, Ohio

Family Physician

Licking Memorial Health Partners

Janice M. Talerico ’81 of Aspinwall, Pa.

Vice President, Total Rewards and Chief Diversity Officer

Giant Eagle Inc.

Dawnita J. Wilson M.S. ’03 of North Bethesda, Md.

Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion


Maurita Wisniewski ’84, MSN ’88 of Shaler Township, Pa.

Nurse Educator

Ohio Valley Hospital

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