[excerpted from Tony Montcalmo's story in
the Little Italy Lodge La Notizia newsletter]
“It’s part of who we are.”
In 2011, Charles "Buck" Corasaniti, son of Sue & Joe Corasaniti, Little Italy Lodge members and Saint Leo Church stalwarts, was sponsored by his parents in the Little Italy Lodge Scholarship Program and awarded one of four scholarships (including one to his twin brother, Sal).
Buck entered the Business program at the University of Delaware in 2011, completed the program in 2014, including a semester of study in Nanjing, China, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, with Minors in Economics and International Business. While at UD, Buck performed as an actor with the Harrington Theatre Arts Company and sang with “The YChromes,” an all-male a cappella group. It was within this group of friends where he met his wife, Caitlin.
When Buck graduated from UD, he joined Enterprise Holdings, progressed to Branch Manager, then transferred to California to be near Caitlin who was enrolled in a PhD program at the University of California for Biomedical Engineering.
In spite of their school, location and job changes, Buck & Caitlin still managed to arrange for their wedding in October 2018 at Saint Leo Church - “back home” for Buck. Now, they are settling down near family, friends and community in Baltimore, having purchased their first home in Dundalk, along with their rescue dog, Leo.
Buck is now with Aya Healthcare, the largest travel nursing agency and healthcare staffing company in the world, initially as a Nurse Recruiter and now in their Finance Department. Caitlin works in the research labs at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Throughout his years at Calvert Hall College High School and the University of Delaware, Buck could be found, along with his parents and brother, volunteering at various Saint Leo's and Little Italy community events.
“It’s part of who we are,” said Buck about their attachment to the parish, neighborhood, and Baltimore.