Elizabethtown College Online Magazine

Class Notes: Spring 2013

To submit your class note–professional and educational accomplishments, etc.–email classnotes@etown.edu. Our Alumni Lives column features births/adoptions, marriages and anniversaries. Submit those to magazine@etown.edu. Feel free to include a photo; if we have room, we might use it!

Dennis Felty with camera

Dennis Felty


  • Dennis Felty copresented a photography exhibit, “Advancing the Human Spirit,” with Daniel Shanken in the Lowengard Atrium at the witf Public Media Center in Harrisburg, Pa.


  • Eugene “Gene” Veno was named chief recovery officer for the Harrisburg (Pa.) School District.


  • John Lori was named deputy auditor general for audits for the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General.


  • Mary Jane (Eshleman) Smith was appointed assistant principal of the Kraybill and Locust Grove campuses of Lancaster (Pa.) Mennonite School.
craig s beittel headshot

Craig S. Beittel


  • Craig S. Beittel was named manager of the business consulting services group RKL (formerly Reinsel Kuntz Lesher) in Pennsylvania.
  • Katherine (Cherego) DeBari was promoted to vice president of the information technology department of Hill International in Marlton, N.J.


  • Lori Donofrio-Galley was appointed director of development at Aaron’s Acres in Lancaster, Pa.
David Hooever in front of his financial services business

David Hoover


  • David Hoover opened Hoover Financial Services in Millville, Del.


  • Keith Foxe became director of sales for Truaxis in Redwood City, Calif.


  • Kim (Harris) McFadden was named vice president of human resources for the National Football League in New York, N.Y.
  • Thomas McGonigle joined the law firm of Drinker Biddle in Wilmington, Del.


  • Ernest (Ernie) Larossa received the Sports Information Service Award, jointly presented by Inside Lacrosse and the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association.


  • Susan Banda was hired by Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi as chief executive officer.
  • Bridey (McGuire) Orth has been hired as a copywriter by Godfrey, a nationally ranked business-to-business marketing communications agency in Lancaster, Pa.


  • Brandie (Tallman) Arnold earned a doctor of psychology degree in school psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in July 2012. She was a recipient of the Provost’s Award for academic excellence and potential for contributions to the field of study and profession.
  • Ken Jacob was promoted to managing director at BlackRock, where he currently serves as a member of the Municipal Bond Management committee and head of Municipal Product Strategists.


  • Larry Portzline published his second book, “Follow Your Enthusiasm: How 12 Ordinary Men Discovered Extraordinary Encore Careers.”


  • Shaun Jude McCoach was named digital sales director at MediaOnePA’s Central Pennsylvania media outlet.
  • Robin McKinney was featured in a January 2013 Baltimore Sun article, “Five Questions for…Robin McKinney.”


  • Barbara (Wirtz) Aucker was voted non-clinical manager of the year at Sunbury (Pa.) Community Hospital.
  • Nicole Barber was featured in the article “20 under 40” in the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal. She also recently returned from her third mission trip to Haiti.
  • Kevin Bonner was promoted to associate athletic director at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pa.


  • Jonathan L. English was named the store manager of the Pitman, N.J., TD Bank branch.


  • Amy (Monfiletto) Roberson accepted a position as adjunct professor for the Le Moyne College program in Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Casey J. King founded King Conservation Group, in Lancaster, Pa., which specializes in home energy assessments and energy efficiency contracting.


  • Rachel Levine published an article in the United States Eventing Association magazine.
  • Alicia (Collins) Moore earned her certified public accountant license.
  • Ashley (Maguire) Wise earned the designation of Enrolled Actuary.


  • Retired Lt. Col. J. Rick Brown was recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of consulting.
  • Carrie (Houtz) Care accepted a job as publicity, alumni and donor relations coordinator for the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University.


  • Eric Kopp was hired as an adjunct professor of political science at Penn State Harrisburg.
  • Kenny Maryott covered the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans, La. for 10 days as
    a photographer for WGAL-TV, the NBC affiliate in Lancaster, Pa.
  • Victoria Miranda passed the bar exam in Massachusetts and Rhode Island after her law school graduation.


  • Ashley Sweeney joined Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co. LPA, in Pittsburgh, Pa.


  • Shannon Twigg was hired by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association as a consultant to the Commonwealth and recently was promoted to claim specialist within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.


  • Sherrie Moyer was featured in winter 2013 edition of the Elizabethtown Magazine.


  • Marilyn Bowers was named to the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg’s “Women of Excellence.”