Reunion of the Rooney-ites

Tom Becker ’78, Scott Steele ’78, and David Lafferty ’77, M’85 were roommates and dorm residents at Rooney Hall from 1975 to 1978. They got together in Lewes, Delaware, this past April for the first time since 1984.

The three told stories and recalled people and memories of their time in Rooney and at IUP. They even tried to remember the actual recipe to the fabled “Rooney Punch,” but to no avail. They plan to get together again next year, and hope that they can get in contact with more Rooney-ites from that era.

Rooney Reunion

From left: Tom Becker, Scott Steele, and David Lafferty

Tom lives in Annville, Pa., with his wife, Lori, and has worked as a respiratory therapist for the last sixteen years at the Hershey Medical Center, in Hershey, Pa.

Scott lives in West Grove, Pa., with his wife, Lorrie, and has worked for DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, for the last thirteen years as director of Business Controllership.

David lives in Southampton , N.J., with his wife, Roxane Kreger Lafferty M’85. He has worked at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., for the last nineteen years as the associate head men’s basketball coach.