Saint Vincent to Honor Nine Alumni at Homecoming
Posted: Friday Sep 30, 2011
Saint Vincent College will honor nine graduates with the presentation of Alumni of Distinction Awards at a reception and dinner on Friday, October 7 during the annual Alumni Homecoming and Fall Family Weekend on campus.
Those who will be honored at the Fred M. Rogers Center’s main banquet room include the Honorable William H. Baughman, Jr., C’71, of Pepper Pike, Ohio; Fred F. Ciarochi, M.D., C’65, Duncanville, Texas; Ramon F. Martin, M.D., C’71, of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts; George J. Nemo, C’61, of Frederick, Maryland; Rhonda L. Randall, D.O., C’94, of Orlando, Florida; Robert J. Rogalski, C’86, of Pittsburgh; David K. Roger, C’91, of Murrysville; and Stephen P. Yanek, C’68, of Laurel, Maryland.
Christina L. Cristaldi, D.O., C’2000, of McKeesport will also be honored as a Young Alumna of Distinction.
William H. Baughman, Jr.
Federal Magistrate Judge William H. Baughman, Jr., graduated from Saint Vincent College in 1971 with a bachelor of arts degree with highest honors in political science. At SVC he was active in the Student Government Association, president of his class, chair of the Saint Vincent-Seton Hill Relations Committee, debate society and freshman orientation chair. He was honored with the John J. Maloney Award and as an alumnus of distinction in political science. He earned a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School with high honors in 1974. He continues to be active at Saint Vincent as co-founder and president of the Saint Vincent Law Society and as internship coordinator for the Judicial Remote Internship Program. He is an active member of Gesu Parish in University Heights, a member of the board of trustees of Borromeo Catholic Seminary and chair of the Notre Dame Lawyers Alumni Committee. He and his wife, Maryan, have a son, Christopher William, and a daughter, Amy.
Fred F. Ciarochi, M.D.
Dr. Fred F. Ciarochi graduated from Saint Vincent College in 1965 with a bachelor of arts degree in biology. At SVC he was active in WSVC Radio, Freshman Rules Committee, Student Government Association, Stensen Club and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1969 and did his residency at Mercy Hospital in internal medicine. He serves as medical director of Diabetes Management Center at Methodist Medical Center and section chief of endocrinology. He is a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Duncanville, Texas, and serves as co-chair of the auction committee, member of the parish festival board, Dallas Bach Society, board of directors of Dallas Opera Guild, co-chair of the Dallas Opera vocal competition, vice chair of the City of Duncanville Department of Parks and Recreation, board member of the Texas chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology and board member of Project Access Dallas. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology. He and his wife, Sandi, have three children, Joel, Elise and Jason.
Ramon F. Martin, M.D.
Dr. Ramon F. Martin graduated from Saint Vincent College in 1971 with a bachelor of arts degree in biology. He was active at SVC in Camerata, Pep Band, Biology Club and cross country. He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical School in 1975 and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986. A physician-anesthesiologist at Brigham-Women’s Hospital, Boston, he is active at St. John Chrysostom Church in West Roxbury, member of the board of trustees of the Roxbury Latin School, and co-chair of the board of trustees at the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain. He served on the Saint Vincent College Board of Directors from 1998 to 2010. He and his wife, Patricia, have four children, Paul, Andrew, Laura and Christopher.
George J. Nemo
George J. Nemo graduated from Saint Vincent College with a bachelor of arts degree in 1961. At SVC he was active in the student senate, Stensen Club, Chemistry Club, Review, intramurals and served as freshman and sophomore class president. A member of St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, he has served as president of the church council and as a Eucharistic minister. Retired from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health where he served as a health science administrator, he also earned a master of science degree and a Ph.D. in microbiology from the Catholic University of America. He and his wife, Mary Ellen, have three daughters, Mary Ellen, Karyn and Christina, and ten grandchildren.
Rhonda Randall, D.O.
Dr. Rhonda Randall graduated from Saint Vincent College with a bachelor of science degree in biology in 1994. At SVC she was active as a student prefect, student theater, and as an alumni office student assistant. She earned a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999 and is currently chief medical officer for United Healthcare Medicare and Retirement. She completed her internship, family practice residency and geriatrics fellowship at Florida Hospital in Orlando where she served as chief intern and chief resident. A member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, she volunteers at Good Shepherd Catholic School teaching health and nutrition to students in grades pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. She and her husband, Brad, have two children, Reagan and Evan.
Robert J. Rogalski
Robert J. Rogalski graduated from Saint Vincent College in 1986 with a bachelor of arts degree in English. At SVC he was active as a student prefect and in intramural athletics. He earned a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Chief Executive Officer of Excela Health, he oversees the largest health care providers in Westmoreland County at Westmoreland Hospital, Latrobe Area Hospital and Frick Community Hospital. He serves as a member of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg advisory board. He and his wife, Sharon, have three children, Emily, Nicholas and Christopher.
David K. Roger
David K. Roger graduated from Saint Vincent College with a bachelor of science degree with high honors in economics in 1991. At SVC he was an Academic All-American, an Eberly Scholar and a student assistant with the Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series. He formerly served as a member of the advisory board for the McKenna School. He earned a master of public and international affairs degree in international political economy from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs in 1993. He is president and a director of the Hillman Family Foundations, a private foundation that administers 18 distinct, constituent foundations associated with the Hillman Family whose missions are to improve the quality of life in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania. He serves as a member of the Philanthropy Roundtable, Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania (public policy co-chair), PolicyWorks Forum, Pittsburgh Marathon board of directors, Move Pittsburgh (Comprehensive Transportation Plan Management Committee), Allegheny Conference on Community Development and Traffic21 at Carnegie Mellon University. He and his wife, Brenda, live in Murrysville.
Stephen P. Yanek
Stephen P. Yanek graduated from Saint Vincent College in 1968 with a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics. At SVC he served as a prefect, president of the math and physics club, astronomy lab assistant and participated in intramural sports. He earned a master of science in numerical science and a master of science in technical management, both from the Johns Hopkins University where he currently works in the applied physics laboratory. He has been active in the Washington, D.C. Alumni Association and as a member of the advisory board for the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computing. A member of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Fulton, Maryland, he is also active as a Grand Eagle (grandparent mentor), and president of the Hammond Village Citizens Association. He and his wife, Carol, have two children, Stephen and Ellen, and four grandchildren.
Christina L. Cristaldi, D.O.
Major Christina L. Cristaldi graduated from Saint Vincent College in 2000 with a bachelor of arts degree in biology and a minor in biochemistry with highest honor. The recipient of a scholarship for academic excellence in biology, she was honored with an award for academic excellence in biology. At SVC she was active as a student prefect, member of the orientation committee and participated in Sports Friendship day. She earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. A pediatric endocrinology fellow and active duty military physician serving as Major in the United States Air Force, she is employed by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. A member of Saint Angela Merici Parish in White Oak, she was honored with the Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service in 2010 by the Department of Defense, the Orris C. Hirtzel and Beatrice Dewey Hirtzel Memorial Foundation and Scholarship Award for Highest Academic Standing at Lake Erie, the Dedication to Pediatric Primary Care Award by Lake Erie and the Health Professions Scholarship Program by the USAF. She and her husband, Geno P. Cristaldi, C’97, have three children, Cara, Kaylee and Jenna.
The awards are made by the Saint Vincent Alumni Association in recognition of meritorious service and commitment to Saint Vincent.
Photos: Top Row, left to right, Hon. William H. Baughman, Jr., Fred F. Ciarochi, M.D., Ramon F. Martin, M.D.; Middle Row, left to right, George J. Nemo, Rhonda L. Randall, D.O., Robert J. Rogalski; Bottom Row, left to right, David K. Roger, Stephen P. Yanek, and Christina L. Cristaldi, D.O.