Class Notes


Ron Yaple Ron Yaple 1974 (forest technology), owner of Race Mountain Tree Services in Sheffield, Mass., was recently named the 2016 VISTA Award winner by the Massachusetts Arborists Association. Yaple was honored for his lifetime achievement in the field of arboriculture. The VISTA Award is the highest honor the Massachusetts Arborists Association bestows on an individual. It recognizes outstanding tree care professionals whose actions serve as a guide and a challenge for all members of the industry. The award's title is an acronym for Vision, Integrity, Service, Talent and Action -- the leadership qualities inherent in all VISTA award recipients. "Inspirational industry leaders like Ron Yaple are setting the standard for professionalism, innovation and creativity in the arboriculture profession," said Marc Hansen, president of MAA. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected as a VISTA Award winner."
Submitted on 5/17/2016 3:19:45 PM

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

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

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

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

Karen Bolig 1976 (general studies), is a legal secretary for Farella Braun & Martel LLP. She continued her education, receiving a bachelor's degree from California State University, Northridge, in 1989. She resides in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Submitted on 4/5/2016 1:59:44 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

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

Michael R. Tichnell 1989 (automotive service technician), is maintenance supervisor for Penske Truck Leasing in Carlisle. He resides in Gardners.
Submitted on 3/25/2016 9:48:13 PM

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

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

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

Ray Rhodes 1984 (service and operation of heavy construction equipment), is a construction manager for Berkel & Co. Contractors. He resides in Highspire.
Submitted on 3/29/2016 12:20:03 PM

Daryl R. Hoffman 1984 (computer information systems), is principal consultant for Software AG's Government Solutions division in Herndon, Va. Among his duties is web application development and integration. He resides in Millheim with his wife, Wendy, and is the father of three.
Submitted on 4/14/2016 11:40:06 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

David Demko 1983 (diesel mechanics), is supervisor of garage services for Penn State's University Park campus. Prior to moving back to Pennsylvania, he worked in technical and supervisory positions in industry, including large construction companies, refuse and recycling, and heavy truck dealerships. He resides in Lock Haven.
Submitted on 3/20/2016 7:24:09 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


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

Shelly Walter 1996 (practical nursing); 2000 (nursing), is a certified registered nurse practitioner for Geisinger Health System's Division of Psychiatry.
Submitted on 6/10/2016 12:21:32 PM

Steven A. Sochor Steven A. Sochor 1999 (welding technology), is a welding instructor at Erie Institute of Technology. In February 2015, he was presented the American Welding Society's District Educator Award for 2013-14. The accomplishment was published in the Welding Journal in April 2015. He resides in Erie.
Submitted on 3/18/2016 11:06:17 AM

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

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

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

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

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


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

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 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

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

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

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

Patrick J. Rodack 2008 (electric power generation technology), is an electric power generation field technician for Cleveland Brothers Equipment. He resides in Ephrata.
Submitted on 4/11/2016 8:28:22 PM

Leann M. Resides (Deitrick) 2000 (environmental technology); 2002 (technology management), is a quality systems coordinator for First Quality Tissue. She resides in Lock Haven with her husband, Daniel G., 2006 (diesel technology: Mack).
Submitted on 2/18/2016 7:35:02 AM

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

Theresa Powell (D'Andrea) 2006 (graphic communications management), is a revenue research analyst for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue's Bureau of Criminal Tax Investigations. She resides in Harrisburg.
Submitted on 4/12/2016 2:56:57 PM

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

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

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

Zachary R. Mazur 2008 (manufacturing engineering technology), was promoted from senior engineer to engineering supervisor at Flowserve Corp. in January 2016. In May 2015, he accepted a nomination to join the college's Automated Manufacturing & Machining Advisory Committee. On Aug. 8, 2014, Mazur and his wife, Shannon J. (Curtin) welcomed son Quinn Steelyn, named for fellow Penn College alumnus and close friend Steelyn Kanouff, '07 (heavy construction equipment technology: technician), who died in 2013 and was featured in One College Avenue's Fall 2014 issue. The Mazur family resides in Portsmouth, Va.
Submitted on 3/22/2016 8:58:51 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

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

Jeremy E. Kreiser 2005 (physical fitness specialist), is the fitness manager for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Harrisburg. In 2012, he received the center's Merv Woolf Award. He resides in Mechanicsburg.
Submitted on 3/18/2016 6:27:39 PM

Deirdre Keys (Bilger) 2007 (business administration: management concentration), and her husband, Cory, 2006 (electrical occupations), welcomed daughter Mya on Jan. 25, 2016. Deirdre is a field support manager for Maxim Healthcare Services. They reside in Harrisburg.
Submitted on 3/11/2016 1:50:11 PM

Richard C. Hornberger 2002 (networking and technical support); 2004 (computer information technology: data communications and networking), and his wife, Rebecca, welcomed daughter Evelyn on June 18, 2015. Hornberger is a network and security services manager for Phoenix Contact Inc. in Middletown. He received a Master of Business Administration in technology management from New York Institute of Technology in 2007. They reside in Middletown.
Submitted on 6/10/2016 3:26:48 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

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

Stephen Griegel 2007 (information technology security specialist), is senior manager for Accenture, where he leads the company's infrastructure consulting: data protection and privacy practice. He resides in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Submitted on 6/11/2016 12:37:36 AM

Robert D. Gifford 2005 (business administration: marketing), is a senior business development representative for Deacom. He resides in Harleysville.
Submitted on 4/1/2016 8:45:49 AM

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

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

Matthew E. Fogtman Matthew E. Fogtman 2006 (diesel technology); 2013 (technology management), is an outside sales representative for The Pete Store (a Peterbilt dealer) in Hagerstown, Md., where he resides.
Submitted on 2/4/2016 3:34:50 PM

Barbara L. Downs Barbara  L. Downs 2000 (computer applications technology), is a tester and floater for Primus Technology Corp. in Williamsport. "The experience (at Penn College) actually prepared me for the job I have now, though I did not realize it at the time," she says. She is IPC A 610 certified and recently celebrated her 30th wedding anniversary with her husband, John E. They reside in Williamsport.
Submitted on 7/9/2016 9:14:23 AM

Michael Crain 2001 (construction management), is a project manager for Reynolds Building Solutions. He resides in Phoenixville.
Submitted on 3/29/2016 1:06:08 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

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

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

Josh Bielinski Josh Bielinski 2008 (civil engineering technology), recently rejoined Kaw Valley Engineering Inc. as a project manager in the firm's Junction City, Kansas, headquarters. Bielinski began working for the company immediately following his Penn College graduation, left to accept a project engineer/assistant project manager position with HilgartWilson LLC in Phoenix, and returned to Kaw Valley Engineering in April 2016. He holds a Professional Engineer license in Arizona and is certified as a Kansas Department of Transportation Certified Construction Inspector and ACI Concrete Testing Technician Grade 1. He is a member of the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers. He and his family live in Maple Hill, Kansas.
Submitted on 6/1/2016 12:16:42 PM

Alicia Betz Alicia Betz 2002 (floral design/interior plantscape), is founder of The Welcoming District, a boutique gift-box company that specializes in gifts from the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia region. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Lock Haven University in 2005.
Submitted on 2/18/2016 2:17:59 PM

Joshua M. Appleman 2005 (computer information technology: data communications and networking), is employed by Advance Central Services Inc., where he is senior manager of enterprise infrastructure and operations. He resides in Hummelstown.
Submitted on 4/12/2016 6:25:53 PM


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

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

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

Stephanie M. Suzadail (Snyder) 2014 (nursing), is a registered nurse in the emergency department at Susquehanna Health and is pursuing a master’s degree in forensic nursing from Duquesne University. "I'm thankful for the opportunities afforded to me by Penn College," she said. "My instructors pushed me then and continue to push me still as I strive for higher education and advanced certification. I'm proud to represent the Wildcat spirit in the real world." She and her husband, Christopher, 2005 (computer information technology: internetworking application development) reside in Montoursville.
Submitted on 3/28/2016 12:40:37 AM

Peter B. Stuut Peter B. Stuut 2013 (business administration: small business and entrepreneurship), married Samantha R. Brehm in June 2015. He is a customer service representative for Jersey Shore State Bank. They reside in Hughesville.
Submitted on 2/9/2016 10:58:57 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

Greg J. Solyak 2011 (automotive technology management), is body shop manager for Preston Automotive Group's Cambridge (Md.) Auto Body location. He resides Ocean City, Md.
Submitted on 6/19/2016 11:03:33 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

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

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

Nicholas P. Seigenfuse Nicholas P. Seigenfuse 2011 (information technology: network specialist), married Megan B. Smith on Oct. 24, 2015. Also in 2015, he received a master's degree in organizational leadership and development from Saint Joseph's University. He works in network architecture and integration for Verizon in Philadelphia. They reside in Lansdale.
Submitted on 3/30/2016 8:58:05 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

Byron B. Reber 2015 (construction management), married Laurie Stutz in November 2015. They reside in Laurel, Md.
Submitted on 3/18/2016 5:59:06 PM

Tamara O. Pavlov 2011 (business administration: management with marketing minor), is an investment adviser representative for Moff and Associates (Woodbury Financial Services) in Williamsport. She is enrolled in Boston University's online Financial Planning Program, which will prepare her to sit for the Certified Financial Planner exam. She also holds the Series 7 securities and Series 66 advisory licenses.
Submitted on 6/24/2016 4:26:22 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

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

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

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

Matthew Lowe 2012 (ornamental horticulture: landscape technology emphasis); 2014 (technology management), is an operations assistant for Tomlinson & Bomberger Lawn Care, Landscape, Pest Control in Lancaster. He says his major "was great hands-on experience that prepared me for fieldwork, as well as everything that is required on the business end of company operations." He resides in Ephrata.
Submitted on 2/24/2016 8:22:32 PM

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

Rena M. Koch 2014 (health arts: practical nursing), welcomed a son, Jaxon G. Koch, on Oct. 3, 2015. She is a licensed practical nurse for Albright Care Services and resides in Lewisburg.
Submitted on 5/31/2016 9:30:44 PM

James J. Jimenez James J. Jimenez 2013 (applied health studies), is a travel surgical technologist for American Mobile. He is pursuing a Master of Public Administration from Penn State and resides in Los Angeles.
Submitted on 7/9/2016 2:25:07 PM

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

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

Mark Hosie 2011 (heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology), married Amanda Polimeni in May 2015. He is an HVAC technician for Sanofi Pasteur, a company devoted to human vaccines. They reside in Henryville.
Submitted on 6/10/2016 5:47:19 PM

Nicholas E. Horan 2015 (legal assistant-paralegal), is pursuing a bachelor's degree in legal studies from Penn College. He resides in York.
Submitted on 3/2/2016 2:20:16 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

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

Shawn Givler 2014 (welding technology), is a welder for Curry Rail Services in Hollidaysburg. He resides in Tyrone.
Submitted on 3/23/2016 12:41:50 PM

Alison Erb Alison Erb 2013 (surgical technology), is a surgical technologist for PinnacleHealth West Shore Hospital. She recently returned from a medical mission trip to India with the non-profit organization Operation Medical. "It was a very rewarding experience, and I will definitely be volunteering for another medical mission in the near future," she said. She resides in Mechanicsburg.
Submitted on 3/26/2016 11:31:27 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Christian Calle Christian Calle 2014 (residential construction technology and management: building construction technology), is an assistant construction project manager for M. Melnick & Co. Inc. in the Bronx, N.Y. He resides in Astoria, N.Y.
Submitted on 3/6/2016 12:11:10 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

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

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

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

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  • Edwin C. Bigelow, Jr. ’75
  • Robin C. Bolig ’77
  • Charles M. Brazda ’55
  • Lyle S. Bundy, Jr. ’76
  • Robert M. Burns (former member, Foundation Board of Directors)
  • Eugene L. Byrne ’64
  • Edward Cilvick ’52
  • Theodore S. Clark ’51
  • Michael P. Connor ’89
  • Harold Crawford, Sr. ’49
  • Duran A. Daugherty ’77
  • Edward M. Deparasis, Jr. ’55
  • Stephanie M. Dougherty ’11 (maitre d’ hotel / sales assistant)
  • Daniel F. Foresman ’65
  • John J. Franke ’70
  • Glen F. Getchen, Jr. ’51 (assistant professor, machine shop)
  • Thomas G. Gray (assistant professor, physical education)
  • James J. Grieco ’81
  • Evelyn Gruenberg ’74
  • Drew D. Hampton ’76
  • Jesse D. Harmon ’50
  • Robert L. Heckman ’68
  • Paul L. Heim ’79 (associate professor, construction technologies)
  • Michael C. Hertel ’85
  • Robert E. Hoffman ’70
  • Eric B. Horn ’84
  • Allan J. Hughey ’04
  • Orvis Jackson ’49
  • Ricky E. James ’68
  • Cindy L. Jennings ’04
  • Jonathan G. Kennedy ’11
  • John K. Kiehl, Sr. ’49
  • Clyde E. Lauchle ’52
  • Leslie L. Lutz, Sr. ’49
  • Mary E. Lyons ’91 (pastry chef)
  • Marian R. Maurer ’77
  • Thomas E. McClure ’92
  • Russell J. McGill ’09
  • Thomas M. McNally (counselor/professor)
  • John J. Messer (assistant professor,
  • Web & interactive media)
  • Joseph P. Miglio (associate professor, machine shop)
  • Michael E. Moskovich ’01
  • Rosemary D. Neidig ’77
  • Allen R. Neiley III ’69
  • Richard D. Nesbit ’65
  • Donald J. Neyhart ’44
  • Judy L. Phillips (mail processing clerk)
  • Dennis J. Pierce ’78
  • Michael R. Polk ’79
  • James T. Pritts ’02
  • Dennis M. Rakieski ’70
  • Donna E. Ranck ’85
  • Glenn A. P. Raup ’65
  • Wilmont R. Raymond ’50
  • Willis R. Reed III ’01
  • Sharon L. Renninger ’70
  • Jill L. Reynolds ’79
  • Donald R. Rhoads ’55
  • Marlin M. Roush ’55 (dean, transportation technology)
  • Carl F. Rudy ’56
  • Virgil H. Shellhamer ’83
  • David M. Shirk ’74
  • Joseph M. Sisson ’80
  • Manuel Souto, Jr. ’55
  • Thomas G. Teufel ’51
  • Jean M. Thompson ’97
  • William E. Twaddell (dean, general services)
  • William B. Urosevich (professor,
  • anatomy and physiology)
  • Stearle G. Wike ’70
  • Robert C. Wilkins ’71
  • James D. Wither III ’86
  • Michael S. Wood ’14
  • Tammy I. Yetter ’89
  • Donald A. Yost ’51
  • Leonard J. Zalepa ’56