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IUP Friends, Then and Now

Celeste Biordi Janosko and friends on graduation day 1969

Then: May 1969 at the Tri-Halls fountain, which Celeste Biordi Janosko said was a popular spot for pinning ceremonies among fraternity and sorority members. From left: Celeste Biordi Janosko, Joan Cimino, Carol Klamar D’Andrea, Linda Hall Davis, Cheryl Thomaswick Reitnauer, Vic Flick White, Laurine Suatoni Mennell.

Celeste Biordi Janosko and friends in 2019

Now: In July 2019 in Arlington, from left: Celeste Biordi Janosko, Joan Cimino, Linda Hall Davis, Vic Flick White, Laurine Suatoni Mennell. The group has lost two members: Carol Klamar D’Andrea and Cheryl Thomaswick Reitnauer.

Last summer, Joan Cimino ’69 of Arlington, Virginia, Linda Hall Davis ’69 of State College, Celeste Biordi Janosko ’69 of Pittsburgh, Laurine Suatoni Mennell ’69 of the Villages, Florida, and Vic Flick White ’69, M’90 of Butler got together in Arlington to mark 50 years since their graduation.

Over those years, they reunited at various locations and lost two from their group, Carol Klamar D’Andrea ’69 and Cheryl Thomaswick Reitnauer ’69.

Celeste Biordi Janosko and friends during World Cup

Also in July 2019, the friends celebrated the US World Cup women’s soccer victory.