Class Notes

1960s

Daniel Cohick 1965 (computer science), retired in 2009 from Computer Sciences Corp., where he worked in computer systems development. His career also included uploading data to global positioning system satellites, working on computer systems for the space shuttle program as an employee of Martin Marietta Corp., working in computer development for GE's aircraft engine group, as well as working in computer systems while enlisted with the Navy from 1965-68. He holds bachelor's degrees from Penn State and Kent State and a master's degree in system management from the University of Southern California. He and his wife, Megan, have three sons.
Submitted on 4/16/2015 4:26:40 PM

Robert Holland 1967 (drafting), retired in September 2014 from Kane Manufacturing Corp., where he was an engineer for 35 years. He served in the Army from 1968-70. "I'm hoping for another WACC Reunion in the near future," he said. "I'm hoping to reconnect with any former classmates. WACC was a big step in my life, with many memories." He resides in Kane.
Submitted on 3/20/2015 11:43:42 AM

1970s

Michael C. Emanuel 1976 (technical illustration), is semiretired after working as a CAD designer for Arora and Associates and Danwood Engineering. After graduating from WACC, he began his career as a technical illustrator for AMP Inc., where he was a patent draftsman and senior technical illustrator for 22 years. Now he works as a driver for a retirement community in Harrisburg where he resides with his wife, Eileen.
Submitted on 12/13/2015 5:00:38 PM

Jerome D. Perch 1974 (forest technology), is a customer support assistant for Geisinger Wyoming Valley. He resides in Blakeslee.
Submitted on 11/12/2015 10:16:59 AM

Ed Thompson 1971 (aviation maintenance technician), is enjoying retirement after working for more than 33 years for three railroads: Cambria & Indiana, where he repaired cars and was an Association of American Railroads car inspector, Conrail and Norfolk Southern, in Altoona, where he was a machinist A. "I give a lot of credit to the staff and instructors at WACC for my education on mechanical issues, which I was able to take with me and apply to other jobs throughout my career," he said. "Of all the things you may acquire in life, your education is the one thing no one can ever take from you - period. Get all you can." He resides in Belsano.
Submitted on 9/17/2015 12:07:57 PM

Dennis D. Hauser 1970 (aviation maintenance technician), is retiring as senior aircraft maintenance technician for The Hershey Co., where he worked for 29 years. Prior to Hershey, he worked in aviation service in New York and Alabama. He resides in Etters.
Submitted on 8/14/2015 3:48:25 PM

Christopher A. Malinowski Christopher A. Malinowski 1977 (forest technology), is a logistics specialist for Life Cycle Engineering in Philadelphia, solving equipment issues for U.S. Navy ships. He is a member of the Society of Logistics Engineers and a resident of Chadds Ford.
Submitted on 5/26/2015 12:08:09 PM

Cindy Tarr 1975 (social work); 1976 (printing), retired after 33 years of teaching, mostly in the Milton Area School District, where she taught elementary math support for grades K-6. While there, she started an after-school math program. She held offices, including president, in the Milton Area Education Association. She was also the first woman to serve as an officer in the Williamsport Area Community College chapter of the Gamma Epsilon Tau printing fraternity, of which she is a lifetime member. She is a member of the Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma - International Society for Key Women Educators. She received a Woman of Distinction Award in 2009.
Submitted on 2/19/2015 3:33:51 PM

1980s

Greg Tama Greg Tama 1983 (automotive technology), is director of maintenance and engineering systems and technology for UPS Inc., where he manages and supports automotive information systems, special projects and automotive industrial engineering technology programs, as well as vendor automotive industry relations. He received a bachelor's degree in automotive engineering technology from Indiana State University in 1985 and a graduate certificate in supply chain management from Penn State in 2015. He resides in Alpharetta, Ga.
Submitted on 12/9/2015 10:07:27 AM

Dennis R. Berfield 1984 (computer information systems); 2007 (technology management), is set to retire from the position of program analyst II for the County of Lycoming in October 2015. "My training has given me the tools I needed to succeed in the computer technology industry," he said. He resides in South Williamsport.
Submitted on 9/24/2015 9:06:49 AM

Stephen D. Harry 1984 (forest technology), is an equipment support team service coordinator for Air Products and Chemicals Inc. in Allentown. He resides in Whitehall.
Submitted on 8/30/2015 7:20:36 AM

Ray Shaver 1989 (aviation technology), is an inspector for Piedmont Airlines in Middletown, where he resides.
Submitted on 8/28/2015 12:07:11 AM

Linda Van Der Meulen 1980 (general studies), is a physician assistant for Chatham Pediatrics in Chatham, N.Y. She holds a degree from Penn State and resides in Hudson, N.Y.
Submitted on 8/15/2015 11:51:12 PM

Steven L. Smith 1980 (computer science), is accounting manager for ECM Energy Services Inc. in Williamsport. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Lycoming College.
Submitted on 8/12/2015 9:07:13 PM

Christopher L. Weaver 1988 (refrigeration), is general manager and owner of Dairy Queen of Walnut Street in Harrisburg. He resides in Mechanicsburg.
Submitted on 8/9/2015 2:24:53 PM

Renee Spisak (Blakeney) Renee Spisak (Blakeney) 1986 (engineering drafting technology), is a project management engineer for Corning Inc., managing capital construction projects. She resides in Corning, N.Y.
Submitted on 6/19/2015 6:11:06 PM

Paul M. Treible Paul M. Treible 1988 (automated manufacturing technology); 1988 (toolmaking technology); 2014 (technology management), was promoted to president of Computer Designs Inc. in November 2014. He is pursuing an Executive Master of Business Administration from Penn State. He resides in Lehighton.
Submitted on 3/28/2015 8:52:28 AM

Matthew Artman Matthew Artman 1985 (tool design technology); 1986 (toolmaking technology), is a project coordinator for American Bar Mat in Sugarloaf. "The college helped me mature, grow and get ready for that thing called life," he said. "Both programs were great and provided me with a fantastic knowledge base." He resides in Dillsburg.
Submitted on 3/4/2015 1:16:24 PM

1990s

Kevin W. Kunsman 1998 (construction carpentry), owns Kunsman Siding and Construction LLC in Bath, where he resides with his wife, Heidi, and three children.
Submitted on 10/21/2015 2:47:43 PM

Ron A. Yeager 1995 (aviation maintenance technician), is owner and lead road technician for Yeager Equipment Repair in New Providence, where he resides.
Submitted on 10/1/2015 1:30:08 AM

Scott Beck 1995 (auto body technology); 2002 (plastics and polymer engineering technology), is a process improvement engineer for Remcon Plastics. "Penn College has prepared me for a great career in the plastics field through all the facets of faculty and the experience they brought to the table to the information that was presented to me," he says. He resides in Mount Joy.
Submitted on 9/18/2015 12:37:48 PM

Nicole A. Fulton (Johnson) 1996 (early childhood education), resides in Jonestown with her husband, Jon, 1995 (heavy construction equipment technology) and daughter Kaylee.
Submitted on 8/25/2015 1:58:17 PM

Railyn M. Mest (Haines) 1994 (office information technology), is an order specialist for Resilite Sports. She resides in Milton.
Submitted on 8/18/2015 9:07:51 AM

Amy L. Mangiaruga (Rebar) 1993 (radiography), is an X-ray technologist/mammographer for Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital. She resides in Paxinos with her husband, Timothy. They have four children. Daughter Abby began her first year at Penn College in Fall 2015, studying accounting.
Submitted on 8/11/2015 1:00:30 PM

Jennifer L. Flint (Shaible) 1998 (biology), is a teacher in the Williamsport Area School District and is pursuing a Doctor of Education from Immaculata University. She resides in Williamsport with her husband, Lawrence.
Submitted on 8/8/2015 9:17:16 PM

Robert Santor 1997 (electronics technology: computer automation maintenance), is a systems administrator for the PA Turnpike E-ZPass system. He resides in Hummelstown.
Submitted on 6/26/2015 8:18:27 AM

Dulcey J. Messersmith (Smith) 1992 (nursing), is an instructor of nursing at Penn College. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chatham University in 2014. She resides in New Albany.
Submitted on 5/27/2015 4:29:50 PM

Timothy L. Young 1995 (information technology: data communications & networking), is a network administrator for the City of Philadelphia, where he resides.
Submitted on 5/5/2015 11:29:23 AM

Craig G. Krotzer 1996 (civil engineering technology); 1996 (surveying technology), is a civil engineering technician for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service. He works and resides in Somerset.
Submitted on 4/21/2015 9:58:43 AM

Amy Schnaufer (Schechterly) 1998 (early childhood education), married Shawn Schnaufer on Sept. 13, 2014. They reside in Kulpmont.
Submitted on 3/31/2015 2:02:13 PM

Tracie Lesher (Eichner) 1992 (business management), is an administrative secretary for Geisinger in Lewisburg. She resides in Sunbury.
Submitted on 3/31/2015 1:52:17 PM

Denise Updegraff (Smith) 1992 (nursing), is a health facility quality examiner for the state Department of Health. She resides in Montoursville.
Submitted on 3/23/2015 11:22:39 AM

Stephen Patterson Stephen Patterson 1995 (electronics technology: automation instrumentation); 2001 (computer information systems: networking & technical support); 2001 (computer information systems: programming & database processing), is a programmer/analyst for Construction Specialties. He resides in Williamsport.
Submitted on 2/20/2015 9:15:09 AM

Matthew W. Miller 1995 (building construction technology), is a project superintendent for Allied Building Corp. in Bethlehem. He recently earned the designation of Certified Healthcare Constructor, a national credential that distinguishes an individual as being among an elite group of healthcare construction professionals. He resides in Whitehall.
Submitted on 2/12/2015 9:45:01 AM

2000s

Scott Frederick 2004 (welding and fabrication engineering technology), is an operations officer for the U.S. Army. He received a Master of Professional Studies in security and safety leadership from George Washington University in 2012. He resides in Fort Polk, La.
Submitted on 12/8/2015 2:24:31 PM

Lance E. Lepley 2009 (civil engineering technology), is a bridge engineer for PennDOT. He resides in Williamsport.
Submitted on 11/10/2015 12:42:47 PM

Christopher A. Heiss Christopher A. Heiss 2009 (emergency medical services), is a staff charge registered nurse for Geisinger Medical Center's 42-bed Adult Intensive Care Shock/Trauma Unit. Before his work with Geisinger, Heiss was a paramedic for Susquehanna Regional EMS and Evangelical Hospital before taking his dream job of flight paramedic with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s air medical service, STAT MedEvac. The work inspired him to pursue a degree in nursing from Luzerne County Community College, graduating in 2013. He continued his education, earning a bachelor of science in nursing from Western Governors University in 2014. He has been accepted into the Master of Science in Nursing nurse anesthesia program at Bloomsburg University/Geisinger Health System School of Nurse Anesthesia for Fall 2016. “My initial knowledge base and passion for the health care profession were both built within my experiences at Pennsylvania College of Technology,” Heiss says. “I’ve viewed each and every role I’ve pursued as a building block for the next, and as I enter the nurse anesthesia profession, I will continuously reflect on my experiences learned as a paramedic student at the Pennsylvania College of Technology.” Heiss married Kristi J. in July 2014. They reside in Bloomsburg.
Submitted on 11/7/2015 5:29:39 PM

Lauren Reed (Corson) 2006 (radiography), and her husband, Christopher Reed, 2008 (residential construction technology and management), welcomed their second child, son Gunner, on July 8, 2015. Lauren is a clinical instructor in Penn College's Radiography program and is pursuing a bachelor's degree from the college in applied health studies. The family resides in Milroy.
Submitted on 10/26/2015 2:01:14 PM

Eric P. Schmidt 2007 (heating, ventilation & air conditioning technology); 2008 (HVAC technology), is an account manager for Trane Co. in Jacksonville, Fla., where he resides.
Submitted on 10/14/2015 9:39:04 AM

Rebecca Mazurik (Mazurik-Charles) 2003 (applied human services), is a multisystemic therapist for Community Solutions Inc. She received a Master of Education in school psychology in 2009 from Bucknell University. Her thesis, titled "Using Paraprofessionals to Teach Social Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the General Education Classroom," was published in the June 2010 issue of Journal of Instructional Psychology. She is pursuing a master's degree in children, youth and family ministry from Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. She resides in Lewisburg.
Submitted on 9/18/2015 2:11:49 PM

Brandon Cohick 2001 (construction carpentry), is a yard foreman for Your Building Centers. He resides in Milton with his wife, Jessica, and daughter Addison and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in computer networking and telecommunications from University of Phoenix.
Submitted on 9/14/2015 5:19:38 PM

Russell K. Campbell 2000 (automotive engineering technology), is senior engineer, advanced transportation for SRA International Inc., where his work includes projects that support the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office. He resides in Knoxville, Tenn.
Submitted on 9/1/2015 10:51:42 AM

Kira Young (McGee) 2005 (baking and pastry arts); 2007 (technology management), married Justin A. Young in August 2014. She is a baker for Masonic Village at Elizabethtown. They reside in Elizabethtown.
Submitted on 8/31/2015 4:13:41 PM

Justin L. Sangrey 2004 (toolmaking technology), is a tool maker for Crescent Industries. He and wife, Katye M. (Herr) Sangrey, 2003 (dental hygiene) welcomed son Reuben on Aug. 6, 2013. They reside in York.
Submitted on 8/25/2015 6:49:01 PM

David Sigel 2009 (business administration: small business and entrepreneurship), is an aircraft dispatcher for Piedmont Airlines. He resides in Salisbury, Md.
Submitted on 8/24/2015 11:46:05 PM

Coleby V. Frye 2009 (welding and fabrication engineering technology), and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed daughter Braylyn on Jan. 19. Coleby is the owner of Fryeco Fabrication LLC. They reside in Dover.
Submitted on 8/18/2015 10:51:33 PM

Daniel E. Hill 2006 (radiography), is an interventional radiology technologist for The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He resides in Middle River, Md.
Submitted on 8/18/2015 4:24:30 PM

Jessica A. Blomain (Becker) 2003 (business administration), is manager of sales and marketing for Home Instead Senior Care. She resides in Scranton.
Submitted on 8/18/2015 12:01:42 PM

Robert M. Layng 2008 (toolmaking technology), is an engineering machinist/technician for Lafayette College in Easton, where he provides product fabrication, lab preparation and instruction, and consults with students on their engineering projects. "The education from Penn College geared me up PERFECTLY for my first job, and now this one," he said. "The professors and lab instructors were directly from the industry and taught current and some advanced industry skills. I left there with my degree immediately ready to start in the workforce." He resides in Easton.
Submitted on 8/18/2015 9:41:07 AM

Aaron McAnnaney 2002 (electronics technology: semiconductor processing technology); 2010 (electronics and computer engineering technology: robotics and automation), and Jasmyn Winey welcomed son Carson M. McAnnaney on July 31, 2015. Aaron works in industrial maintenance for Kellogg's. They reside in Danville.
Submitted on 8/13/2015 9:22:52 PM

Aurora D. Bonner (DiRocco) 2003 (advertising art), is director of advising for Keystone College. She resides in Tunkhannock.
Submitted on 8/9/2015 7:09:57 AM

Shannon I. Perrotta (McElroy) 2006 (early childhood education), and her husband, Nicholas, welcomed their third child, daughter Alivia, on Oct. 22, 2013. The family resides in Montoursville.
Submitted on 8/8/2015 11:21:31 AM

Gordon E. M. Thomas 2009 (legal assistant: paralegal studies), authored and self-published a series of novels titled "Strong Roads." The works were inspired by his time exploring the islands of Hawaii from 2009-12 and are based on the life of a 16th-century Spanish soldier. To learn more, visit www.gemthomas.com. Thomas, who uses the pen name Gem Thomas, resides in Anchorage, Alaska, and is conducting a Kickstarter campaign to create an audiobook adaptation of the first volume.
Submitted on 7/21/2015 2:59:27 PM

Kasey L. Macro 2007 (computer aided product design), is a product engineer responsible for new product launches at GKN Sinter Metals in Emporium. "I feel I was well-prepared for the workplace, and I put my degree to good use every day," he says. He and his wife, Natasha, reside in Emporium.
Submitted on 7/16/2015 1:09:06 PM

Sarah Wilson Sarah Wilson 2008 (graphic design), is a graphic designer for Blair Companies. She resides in Tyrone.
Submitted on 7/13/2015 4:11:19 PM

Christopher J. Suzadail 2005 (information technology: internetworking application development), is a Web programmer/analyst for Penn College. He is pursuing a master's degree in software engineering from Penn State World Campus. He resides in Montoursville.
Submitted on 7/8/2015 2:48:15 PM

Jonathan Plank 2006 (mass media communication); 2010 (technology management), is division manager for Gregory Welteroth Advertising in Montoursville. He resides in Williamsport.
Submitted on 7/6/2015 12:23:18 AM

Melani Decker (Grady) Melani Decker (Grady) 2007 (dental hygiene: health policy and administration), was presented one of University of North Carolina's Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards. The awards recognize outstanding educators and UNC staff members who go above and beyond for their students. She was nominated by the undergraduate dental hygiene students she teaches at the UNC School of Dentistry, where she is a graduate teaching assistant. She is pursuing a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education at the university. She resides in Durham.
Submitted on 7/2/2015 3:04:13 PM

Joshua Fox Joshua Fox 2006 (civil engineering technology), was named a direct shareholder by Herbert, Rowland & Grubic Inc. in recognition of his loyalty and contributions to the company’s success. Fox is the regional manager of waste & wastewater services for the firm. He resides in Harrisburg.
Submitted on 6/12/2015 9:43:26 AM

Seth Achey 2002 (physician assistant), is a physician assistant for Olean General Hospital in New York. He resides in Cuba, N.Y.
Submitted on 6/9/2015 12:38:57 PM

David E. Resh 2001 (computer aided drafting technology), is a mechanical designer for Gillan & Hartmann Inc. in Mont Clare. He is a LEED Accredited Professional (Building Design & Construction). He resides in Reading.
Submitted on 6/8/2015 10:02:33 AM

Barbara Downs Barbara Downs 2000 (computer applications technology), is a group leader for Primus Technology in Williamsport, where she resides.
Submitted on 5/25/2015 4:11:26 PM

Ryan Sokoloski 2008 (construction management), married Hilary Allegretto, 2008 (residential construction technology and management: architectural technology concentration) on Sept. 19, 2014. He is a project manager for Gilbane Building Co. They reside in Arlington, Va.
Submitted on 5/18/2015 10:35:12 AM

Frank R. Walther 2001 (computer information systems: microcomputer specialist), is a self-employed technologist. He resides in Trout Run.
Submitted on 5/15/2015 10:57:46 PM

Robert Laurie 2005 (mass media communication), is a television host for Savvy Omnimedia. He received a 2014 Bronze Telly Award in the category TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Travel/Tourism, for the television segment "The Savvy Stews in Mazatlan, Mexico." Laurie resides in Maitland, Fla.
Submitted on 5/3/2015 5:16:37 PM

Bradley A. Yohn 2009 (manufacturing engineering technology), and his wife, Jill, welcomed daughter Brooklynn G. on April 14, 2015. Bradley is an engineering manager for Bonney Forge in Mount Union. They reside in Orbisonia.
Submitted on 4/21/2015 4:02:43 PM

Joy Barilla (Chapman) 2008 (legal assistant-paralegal), and Adam Barilla, 2008 (plastics and polymer engineering technology), welcomed son Ethan on Sept. 14, 2014. They reside in Ashland.
Submitted on 4/9/2015 9:37:16 AM

Charles A. Wasp 2000 (building construction technology); 2000 (building construction technology: masonry), and his wife, Kimberly, welcomed son Jethro T. on Oct. 15, 2014. Charles owns Wasp Construction. They reside in Cogan Station.
Submitted on 3/31/2015 12:54:00 PM

Jaimie S. Burns Jaimie S. Burns 2008 (hospitality management), is a sales coordinator for the Hampton Inn in Altoona, where she handles booking for groups and meeting spaces. She resides in Roaring Spring.
Submitted on 3/30/2015 3:45:11 PM

Andrew Portzline Andrew Portzline 2004 (manufacturing engineering technology), is a manufacturing engineering and quality manager for Lely North America. He resides in Otley, Iowa.
Submitted on 3/27/2015 12:21:36 PM

David Buss 2004 (computer aided drafting technology); 2004 (computer information systems: networking and technical support), is a senior systems administrator at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. He is pursuing bachelor of science in technology management from Penn College. He resides in Gettysburg.
Submitted on 3/25/2015 7:54:16 PM

Keri Lamb (Smith) 2000 (early childhood education), is a lead infant teacher and infant/toddler mentor for the YMCA of Centre County Early Care and Education Program. She received a master of education in early childhood education in 2014 from Ashford University. She resides in Bellefonte.
Submitted on 3/24/2015 6:29:39 PM

Kyle R. Rhoads 2005 (manufacturing engineering technology), is a lead manufacturing engineer for Volvo Construction Equipment. He married Melissa Miller on Oct. 3, 2014, and resides in Mechanicsburg.
Submitted on 3/24/2015 6:15:17 PM

Andrew W. Lackman 2006 (residential construction technology and management), is a senior estimator for David Boland Inc. in Titusville, Fla., where he resides.
Submitted on 3/6/2015 8:22:49 AM

Joseph C. Luther 2002 (landscape/nursery technology), is an educator for Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology in Pleasant Gap, where he was recently named Pennsylvania’s Outstanding New Career and Technical Educator for 2014 by the Pennsylvania Association for Career and Technical Education. He is adviser for the school's Future Farmers of America club, which placed first in the hardscape competition at the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Luther resides in Coalport.
Submitted on 3/2/2015 2:41:01 PM

Misty M. Dion (Phillips) 2006 (applied human services), was named executive director of Roads to Freedom, Center for Independent Living of North Central PA, in January. The organization's mission is "to empower people with all disabilities by providing resources, options, and disability-related services that will help them obtain individual freedom in their lives." She resides in Lock Haven with her husband, Beau, 2007 (heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology) and three children.
Submitted on 2/25/2015 2:16:44 PM

MeChelle Hawkins (Reichenbach) 2007 (nursing), is a registered nurse in emergency services at Sunbury Community Hospital. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing from Penn College. She resides in Williamsport.
Submitted on 2/13/2015 3:03:40 AM

Kristin Clark (Helt) 2002 (health arts: practical nursing), is a licensed practical nurse at Cole Memorial Hospital. She resides in Coudersport.
Submitted on 2/12/2015 8:39:29 AM

Kelly T. Amos (Wesley) 2001 (legal assistant-paralegal), is an HR generalist for Penns Woods Bancorp. She resides in Williamsport.
Submitted on 2/9/2015 8:14:50 AM

Kimber Hofmann (Shermeyer) 2008 (early childhood education), is the lead teacher of 1-year-olds at World of Wonder Child Care in Camillus, N.Y., where she and William Hofmann, 2008 (plastics and polymer engineering technology) reside.
Submitted on 1/27/2015 8:46:55 PM

2010s

Cortney N. Jespersen (Allen) 2014 (radiography), received a certificate in radiation therapy from Washburn University in 2015. She is a radiation therapist at Guthrie Corning Hospital in Corning, N.Y. She resides in Mansfield.
Submitted on 12/4/2015 5:34:35 PM

Ashley M. Stuck Ashley M. Stuck 2013 (applied human services), received a Master of Science in Social Work from University of Louisville in 2015. She is a Family Preservation Program therapist for Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of Elizabethtown (Ky.), providing clinical services for children, adolescents and identified adults across eight counties. She resides in Elizabethtown, Ky.
Submitted on 11/12/2015 8:34:13 PM

Joshua Bobenrieth 2015 (electronics and computer engineering technology), is a salesperson for Sheetz. He resides in Port Allegany.
Submitted on 11/9/2015 10:45:28 AM

Bryan T. Robinson 2015 (plastics and polymer engineering technology), is a research and development process engineer for Quadrant Engineering Plastics Products in Reading. His Penn College senior project research was recently published in Thermoforming Quarterly, a journal of the thermoforming division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. His project compared aluminum with HYVAC-LCM, a new composite molding material, in thermoforming processes. “I had a lot of help from Chris Gagliano and Dr. Kirk Cantor on helping me with the project,” Robinson said. “All thanks to PCT, I have learned so much, and I thank you every day for the people I have met while attending college: the awesome professors I learned from and the students who keep pushing the college to learn more and more.” He resides in Wyomissing.
Submitted on 10/22/2015 4:27:48 PM

Toni L. Hill 2012 (technology management), is a CAD designer for NuWeld Inc. in Williamsport. She resides in South Williamsport.
Submitted on 10/19/2015 11:32:44 AM

Brianna R. Helmick 2015 (culinary arts and systems), is a manager in training for Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services, working at the University of Nebraska at Kearney with UNK Dining Services. Helmick explains that the six-month manager-in-training program is for recent graduates of a hospitality-related bachelor’s degree and leads to a permanent position that could be anywhere in the U.S. She resides in Kearney, Neb.
Submitted on 10/14/2015 10:25:22 AM

William R. Sniadack 2014 (welding and fabrication engineering technology), is a welding engineer for Metso Automation USA Inc. in Shrewsbury, Mass. He resides in Spencer, Mass.
Submitted on 10/7/2015 8:01:24 AM

Chenoa Lindsay 2013 (culinary arts and systems), is owner and executive chef for Sinner or Saint Speakeasy in Williamsport. She resides in Williamsport.
Submitted on 10/4/2015 1:23:15 AM

Marissa A. Bartley (Mayes) 2010 (radiography), is a certified and registered technician in radiography and mammography. She works for Geisinger Health System and resides in Jersey Shore.
Submitted on 10/2/2015 9:39:01 PM

Laura Campana (Niklaus) 2010 (radiography), is a radiologic technologist in orthopedics for Susquehanna Health. She and husband, Benjamin J., 2008 (plastics and polymer engineering technology) reside near Salladasburg.
Submitted on 9/23/2015 4:38:09 PM

Rachel L. Carlson 2015 (surgical technology), is a surgical technologist for Williamsport Regional Medical Center. "My time spent at Penn College prepared me to not only get a job in my field, but to excel at what I do," she said. "The faculty and staff provide you with not only hands-on experience, but the technology to make the college labs feel like an authentic work environment." She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing from Penn College. She resides in Blossburg.
Submitted on 9/19/2015 4:25:40 PM

Katie Toothman (Arthur) 2014 (baking and pastry arts), married Daniel Toothman in August 2015. She is a baker at Country Cupboard in Lewisburg. "Penn College prepared me for my future by giving me the skills I needed to succeed." The couple resides in Hughesville.
Submitted on 9/18/2015 4:24:31 PM

Christopher R. Burke 2014 (building construction technologies), owns Burke's Custom Remodeling in Fanwood, N.J. "Penn College excelled in preparing me for the startup of my residential remodeling company," he said. "From the highly skilled and talented instructors to the state-of-the-art labs where all of my skills were built, Penn College gave me everything I needed to fulfill my dream." He resides in Fanwood.
Submitted on 9/14/2015 9:40:09 PM

Brandon Close 2011 (business administration: marketing), is a program analyst for The Fortune Society, an organization that provides formerly incarcerated individuals with education, job placement, substance-abuse counseling and emergency housing. He holds a Master of Public Administration in criminal justice policy from the City University of New York. He resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Submitted on 8/27/2015 10:06:26 AM

Scott C. Snyder 2011 (residential construction technology and management), is a production superintendent for Mark 1 Restoration Service Inc. In October 2014, he married wife, Michelle. They welcomed their second child, Benjamin, on Nov. 26, 2013, and are expecting their third child in October 2015. They reside in Richlandtown.
Submitted on 8/22/2015 9:08:13 AM

Collin A. Zimmerman 2010 (information technology: Web and applications development), is associate director of communications for Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He received a master's degree in student affairs administration in higher education from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2015. He resides in Oxford, Ohio.
Submitted on 8/12/2015 1:43:05 PM

Hannah Endy (Marquis) 2014 (culinary arts and systems), married Daniel Endy, 2012 (ornamental horticulture: landscape technology) on June 20, 2015. They reside in Brunswick, Ga.
Submitted on 8/12/2015 10:54:23 AM

Anthony Manjone 2011 (manufacturing engineering technology), is general manager of Jenkins Machine Inc. in Bethlehem. He married Courtney Scholl in March 2014. They reside in Danielsville.
Submitted on 8/11/2015 3:29:08 PM

Ashley L. Marino 2015 (nursing), is a nurse for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She resides in Selinsgrove and is pursuing her bachelor's degree in nursing from Penn College.
Submitted on 8/8/2015 5:58:13 PM

Kelsie N. McMurtrie 2015 (business management), is an administrative assistant for Lake Raystown Resort in Entriken. She resides in Broad Top.
Submitted on 8/3/2015 11:59:10 AM

Sydney L. Shreck 2015 (physician assistant), has been accepted as a post-graduate surgical resident by Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, N.Y. She resides in Turbotville.
Submitted on 8/1/2015 7:42:54 PM

Maxine M. Hager 2015 (nursing), is a registered nurse for Community Nursing Services of Clinton County. She resides in Jersey Shore.
Submitted on 8/1/2015 7:46:51 AM

Leah Aldrich 2015 (surgical technology), is continuing her education at SUNY Broome. Of Penn College, she says: "I loved being at Penn College. It's an amazing campus with amazing people. My education helped prepare me for my chosen field by giving me hands-on training in and out of the classroom. It provided me the knowledge to know not only what a surgical technologist does by the why behind it."
Submitted on 7/31/2015 10:27:53 AM

Adam J. Yoder 2011 (building automation technology), is an account manager for Honeywell Building Solutions, handling energy-efficiency and technology projects in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., region. He resides in Baltimore.
Submitted on 7/30/2015 9:12:40 AM

Ryan Enders 2012 (aviation technology); 2013 (technology management), is a field services technician for Lycoming Engines. He resides in Williamsport.
Submitted on 7/24/2015 12:19:48 PM

Dave Huston 2010 (manufacturing engineering technology), was featured in Manufacturing Engineering magazine's "30 under 30" article. This annual feature highlights the nation's future leaders in manufacturing. In the article, Huston talks about his Penn College experience and several of his unique student projects. Huston is a manufacturing engineer for Hamill Manufacturing Co., a defense contractor in Trafford. He is pursuing a Master of Business Administration and resides in Greensburg.
Submitted on 7/20/2015 5:16:29 PM

Allyson Lynch O'Malley 2013 (technology management), is an analyst and appraiser trainee for EAC Valuations in West Chester. She is completing the required training and classes to be a Pennsylvania Certified General Appraiser. She resides in Bridgeport.
Submitted on 7/20/2015 1:39:25 PM

John Pater 2014 (Web and interactive media), is a programmer/analyst for Penn State. He is pursuing a master's degree in information sciences: cybersecurity information assurance. He resides in State College.
Submitted on 7/17/2015 10:30:44 AM

Brendan Carroll 2013 (electrical technology); 2014 (electromechanical maintenance technology); 2015 (building automation technology), is a signalman, installing and maintaining signal systems for the Canadian National Railroad. He resides in Freedom.
Submitted on 7/15/2015 9:21:13 PM

Rebecca Rizzo 2015 (baking and pastry arts), is a pastry cook 1 for Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville. "My education was spot on with my real-life career," she said. "It has prepared me for way more than I thought I was going to experience." She resides in Palmyra and is continuing her education toward a bachelor's degree in applied management from Penn College.
Submitted on 7/15/2015 1:12:21 PM

Zachary A. Mausteller 2015 (culinary arts and systems), is a line cook for Old Forge Brewing Co. He resides in Danville.
Submitted on 7/8/2015 2:43:28 PM

Miranda Fink Miranda Fink 2015 (nursing), is a registered nurse for Susquehanna Health. "Penn College and all the nursing instructors have provided me with a great education that strongly prepared me for my nursing boards and helped me successfully accomplish one of the biggest goals in my life!" Fink said. She resides in Montoursville.
Submitted on 7/7/2015 10:29:20 AM

Shannon M. Malone (Weaver) Shannon M. Malone (Weaver) 2011 (legal assistant: paralegal studies), earned a Juris Doctor from Penn State Dickinson School of Law in May 2015 and is studying for the Pennsylvania Bar Examination. She plans to practice in the areas of family law and child advocacy. She resides in Lock Haven.
Submitted on 7/1/2015 8:58:52 PM

Alison A. Rhoads Alison A. Rhoads 2014 (early childhood education), is an inclusion consultant for The Arc of Pennsylvania, working with children through adults to include them with their peers in education. She resides in Hughesville.
Submitted on 6/30/2015 9:55:51 PM

Kathleen K. Hart Kathleen K. Hart 2011 (mass media communications); 2013 (Web design and multimedia), is a solutions design specialist for Modern Marketing Concepts, where she works in project management to streamline the proposal, quoting and contracts process. She resides in Binghamton, N.Y.
Submitted on 6/25/2015 11:05:12 PM

Jennifer Lohman 2013 (early childhood education), is the lead young toddler teacher for Arms Wide Open Daycare. She resides in Gillett.
Submitted on 6/25/2015 8:32:33 PM

Jeremy Hansen 2014 (Web design and multimedia), is a local area network technician for Chichester School District in Aston. He resides in Ridley Park.
Submitted on 6/21/2015 7:51:31 PM

Joseph Travagline 2015 (health information management), is pursuing a master's degree in health care/health care administration from Johns Hopkins University. He is a project leader for Johns Hopkins Hospital. He resides in Baltimore.
Submitted on 6/9/2015 10:22:22 AM

David Exelbert 2015 (on-site power generation), is an electric power generation technician for Alban Caterpillar in Elkridge, Md. He resides in Frederick, Md.
Submitted on 6/7/2015 10:37:46 AM

Christian J. Hunter 2013 (surveying technology), earned an associate degree in carpentry from University of Montana in 2015. He reports that he graduated with high honors and a GPA of 4.0. Hunter resides in Warren.
Submitted on 6/2/2015 3:02:32 PM

Gregory Dangle 2011 (diesel technician), and his wife, Amanda, welcomed daughter Addison on July 8, 2014. Gregory is a diesel technician for Fry's Plastic Tubing in Pennsdale. The family resides in Williamsport.
Submitted on 5/31/2015 11:28:59 AM

Brian P. Weidner 2011 (diesel technology), is a tech 3 for Ryder Systems Inc. After only one year and eight months on the job, Weidner tested his way into the third level of Ryder's prestigious Top Tech Competition. During the awards ceremony, his mentor cited Weidner's educational background at his technical high school and his degree from Penn College. He resides in Quakertown.
Submitted on 5/28/2015 10:55:06 PM

Jonathan M. Adzema Jonathan M. Adzema 2014 (nursing), is a registered nurse in the surgical intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he helps to care for a broad spectrum of surgical patients: traumas, transplants, vascular, and others.
Submitted on 5/26/2015 8:38:25 PM

James J. Daniels 2013 (residential construction technology and management), is a water and wastewater operator for Aqua America. "My company acquires older wastewater plants and water systems that are in need of repair," Daniels explained. "My team and I assess what needs to be done to repair and maintain the system and oversee the repairs. When the systems are fully restored, we continue to maintain and operate them." He resides in Wapwallopen.
Submitted on 5/26/2015 8:15:03 PM

Corey M. Lutz 2011 (information technology: network specialist concentration), received a master's degree in information systems management from Towson University in 2015. He is a service desk supervisor for Universal Service Administrative Co. and resides in Germantown, Md.
Submitted on 5/25/2015 1:28:51 AM

Sarah M. Morda (Forney) Sarah  M. Morda (Forney) 2013 (radiography), married Andrew R. Morda in October 2014. She is employed in a relief/occasional position by Chambersburg Hospital. They reside in Chambersburg.
Submitted on 5/16/2015 11:54:53 AM

Andrew D. Roscoe 2010 (automotive technology), is a technician for Apple Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Hanover, where he resides.
Submitted on 5/12/2015 9:34:02 AM

Melanie Moyer (McDonald) 2013 (radiography), is a radiologic technologist for Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg. She received mammography certification through the Evangelical Center for Breast Health in 2015. In October, 2013, she married Dan Moyer. They reside in Dushore.
Submitted on 5/11/2015 5:08:57 PM

Katie White (Carney-Blose) 2013 (applied health studies: radiography), is a CT technologist at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg. She resides in Watsontown.
Submitted on 5/4/2015 11:11:41 AM

Ali A. Almussa 2011 (emergency medical services), is CEO of BeeLoops, a social-networking platform to be launched in 2016. He resides in London. Of his Penn College experience, he says: "I learned many things while studying in Penn College. However, the greatest thing I learned is to follow my dreams!"
Submitted on 5/1/2015 3:36:36 PM

Nyala Allen 2014 (accounting), is a tax associate for KPMC LLP in Harrisburg and is studying for the Certified Public Accountant exam. She resides in Harrisburg.
Submitted on 4/12/2015 8:34:22 PM

Megan E. Endres 2013 (culinary arts and systems), is a sous chef at P.J. Harrigan's in State College, where she resides.
Submitted on 4/11/2015 10:47:13 AM

Amanda M. Cropper 2012 (graphic design), is the graphic arts coordinator for Little League International Baseball & Softball. She resides in Hughesville.
Submitted on 3/26/2015 9:12:49 PM

Abby Wasiakowski 2013 (baking and pastry arts), is a pastry cook II at the Arizona Biltmore resort. She resides in Phoenix.
Submitted on 3/26/2015 9:53:28 AM

Juliette Yeager 2010 (physical fitness specialist), is head nutritionist at The Biggest Loser Resort at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Florida. There, she teaches participants about healthy lifestyles, allergies, fitness nutrition, label reading, etc. and works with the executive chef to develop recipes. She received bachelor's degree in nutritional science from Penn State in 2012 and resides in Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Submitted on 3/25/2015 8:01:18 PM

Cortney Jespersen (Allen) 2014 (radiography), received a certificate in radiation therapy from Washburn University in 2015. She married Zachary Jespersen, 2013 (building automation technology) in October 2014. They reside in Mansfield.
Submitted on 3/25/2015 5:04:06 PM

Ryan Intihar 2011 (hospitality management), is an assistant manager at Hoss's Steak and Sea House. He resides in Johnstown.
Submitted on 3/25/2015 1:57:35 PM

Christopher Silverstrim 2012 (electrical technology), is a software controls engineer for Fortna Inc. He resides in Williamsport.
Submitted on 3/22/2015 4:50:55 PM

Christine M. Reed 2013 (culinary arts and systems), is a line cook for Metz Culinary Management at Misericordia University. She is pursuing a degree in journalism and media writing from Luzerne County Community College. She resides in Kingston.
Submitted on 3/20/2015 3:37:50 PM

Jonathan Kennedy 2011 (electrical occupations), is president/master electrician for Atom Electrical in Saylorsburg, where he resides. EDITOR'S NOTE: We are saddened to report that Jonathan Kennedy died on May 25 as the result of a pedestrian accident.
Submitted on 3/18/2015 5:26:03 PM

Megan R. Asbeck (Pennington) 2011 (graphic design), married Lee J. Asbeck, 2012 (welding and fabrication engineering technology) in October 2014. They reside in Akron, N.Y.
Submitted on 3/3/2015 6:26:41 AM

Laura Rausch Laura Rausch 2014 (nursing), and her husband, Michael, welcomed son Jacob on Oct. 2, 2014. Laura is a registered nurse for the State of Delaware. They reside in Newark, Del.
Submitted on 2/27/2015 10:20:33 PM

Jenna Hunt (Eichner) 2010 (emergency medical services), and her husband, Phillip G., 2005 (architectural technology), welcomed their second child, Joslynn N., on Dec. 19, 2014. Jenna is a paramedic for the Penn Township Emergency Services Board in Hanover. They reside in Gettysburg.
Submitted on 2/19/2015 1:22:38 PM

Zach MacMullen 2010 (welding and fabrication engineering technology), is a welding engineer for Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. He resides in Menasha, Wis.
Submitted on 2/15/2015 8:00:44 PM

Zachary A. Hay Zachary A. Hay 2012 (civil engineering technology), is a project engineer for Yingst Engineers & Associates in Hershey. He received a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Submitted on 2/11/2015 2:11:50 PM

Lindsey Kornbau (Fackler) 2010 (nursing), is a Registered Nurse in the intensive care unit at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and plans to graduate in 2015 with a master's degree in nursing education from Millersville University. In August 2014, she married Jason Kornbau, 2007 (aviation maintenance technology). They reside in York Haven.
Submitted on 1/27/2015 7:49:58 PM

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