Class Notes

Greg Baron, BAUS ’10, was promoted to director of real estate development with the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization. He started with the group as a summer intern.

Vera Goldman, BBA ’10, was promoted to senior accounting manager at Pierre’s Ice Cream Company. She lives in Wickliffe.

James E. Harvey, Ph.D. ’10, received the Outstanding Advocate Award from the National Association of School Psychologists at its 2015 convention. The retired manager of psychological services for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District now lives in South Carolina and has a long history of professional and legislative advocacy.

Ariane Kirkpatrick, BAUS ’10, was recognized in Crain’s Cleveland Business’ 2014 Women of Note. She is the founder and president of AKA Construction Management Team.

Matthew Seaman, MA ’10, is a collections and exhibitions coordinator at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. He is the co-founder of Cleveland Emerging Museum Professionals, which offers professional development and career guidance to newcomers in the field of museum studies.

This summer, Krista Freeman, BS ’11, is off to Germany on a National Science Foundation-sponsored trip to participate in the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. She is one of 672 young scientists from nearly 90 countries selected to attend lectures, master classes and discussions with 70 Nobel Laureates from the fields of physics, medicine and chemistry.

Freeman, who graduated as University valedictorian with a bachelor’s degree in physics and a minor in mathematics, is pursuing a Ph.D. in physics at Carnegie Mellon University, where she performs research on physical virology.

The former president of the CSU Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) credits CSU’s Honors College and physics department for paving her way to success. She has stayed connected with CSU by helping out with SPS-organized monthly physics outreach lessons for K-6 students at Campus International School.

Freeman is chair-elect of the American Physical Society’s Forum on Graduate Student Affairs, a national post, and was the subject of a Women in STEM profile on the official NSF blog.

Eden Kovacik, BS ’11, joined Ciuni and Panichi, Inc. as a staff accountant in the tax department.

Brandon Simmons, BA ’11, is a multimedia journalist for WKYC-TV.

Adriana Cuevas, BA ’12, is the courts and county reporter for The Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio.

Oleg Kaderly, BBA ’12, is a buyer in the global supply chain management area of Steris Corporation. The Concord, Ohio, resident is working on his MBA in project/systems management.

Michael Samulak, MEd ’12, is an educator, youth minister and author of the children’s book A Wonderful Day.

Marie Schenkel, EMBA ’12, is the new finance director for Campbell County in Kentucky. A CPA, she is the former finance officer for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District.

Sean W. Triskett, JD ’12, is an associate attorney at Burns White in Pittsburgh.

Olga Nagdaseva, BBA ’12 and MBA ’14, received a 25 Under 35 Movers and Shakers Award from the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club. The award is presented to influential young leaders for their business achievements, civic engagement and philanthropy. She is a test technician, international quality assurance, for Hyland Software, Inc.

Neal F. Burk, MAcct ’13, received the Elijah Watt Sells award from the American Institute of CPAs in recognition of excellence on the CPA exam. Of 91,384 individuals who took the exam in 2014, just 60 received the award. Burk is employed with EY in Cleveland.

Sean Joseph, MEd ’13, finished sixth among some 950 competitors in the Arnold 5K Pump and Run in Columbus. It was his third time and best finish in the competition. The Lyndhurst resident teaches social studies and strength and conditioning at Kirtland High School.

Kristen Mott, BA ’13, received two Excellence in Journalism Awards – for breaking news and food writing – from The Press Club of Cleveland. She is a staff reporter for the Cleveland Jewish News.

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