Several alumni who attended IUP from the l960s to the 1980s gathered on October 6, 2012, at a picnic to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dane Konop ’75 and Janet Springsteen’s wedding at their home along the Potomac River near Shepherdstown, W.Va.
Pictured from left to right: Dane, Keith Robinson ’77, Jim Colaianne ’70, M’78, June Colaianne ’75, M’82, Bob Prosperi ’75, and Mark Bedont ’69, M’76.
Bob, Keith, and Jim were ushers at Dane and Janet’s wedding in Washington, D.C., in 1987. Keith, who works for Purdue University, and Dane, now retired from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, were shipmates in the Navy in the early 1970s. Bob, an historian and battlefield guide in Gettysburg, and Dane were roommates at IUP in the mid-1970s after both got out of the military and again briefly in graduate school at Penn State. Dane was Jim’s best man at his wedding to June. Jim is a project engineer in the Pittsburgh area, and June is an executive at Mellon Bank. Mark works for the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington.