Jennifer Piazza Kreuscher ’92, a first grade teacher in the North Babylon Union Free School District, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Better Beginnings Award, which is sponsored by the Board of Regents and celebrates the life and career of Helen Bach Moss, a young New York state educator who passed away in 1988. It recognizes elementary teachers who are skilled at engaging young minds and nurturing relationships with elementary school students.
Jennifer Piazza Kreuscher ’92
Michael Hughes ’99
Michael Hughes ’99, Esq., was admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court at a swearing-in ceremony held on June 16, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
Frank Vino ’99
Frank Vino ’99, a counselor in the Suffolk County Community College Office of Campus Activities and Student Leadership Development, received the Professional Excellence Award from the Long Island College Student Personnel Association (LICSPA) at its February 7 conference at Adelphi University.
Janine Stange ’99
Janine Stange ’99 is on a nationwide quest to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in all 50 states by September 14, 2014 — the national anthem’s 200th anniversary.
Melissa Pepe Reese ’97
Congratulations to Melissa Pepe Reese ’97 and husband Thomas Reese on the birth of their new baby, Christian Michael, on October 13. Sister Sophia, 6; and brother Matthew, 3 are very proud.
Kelli Knott Leary ’99
Kelli Knott Leary ’99 is a fifth-grade teacher at P.S. 222 in Brooklyn. She and her husband, Tim, celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in June. They have two sons: Aidan, 7; and Jack, 5; and were looking forward to welcoming their third child in December.