Elizabethtown College Online Magazine

Class Notes: Fall 2013


Harold Good retired as director of procurement and contracting with Frederick County, Md. He is the immediate past president of the National Procurement Inc., the public sector affiliate of Institute for Supply Management. He and his wife, Jaye, live in Lancaster County, Pa.


Helen (Walton) Ebersole is an account executive with Staffing Service USA.


James S. Shreiner has been named an at-large representative on the Pennsylvania Bankers Association board of directors.


Margaret (Boxler) Smith, following her retirement from 3M, became an adjunct professor in the Business and Leadership Department at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn. She also runs UXL, a career coaching and personal development firm. She lives in Stillwater, Minn., with her husband, Marlay.


Randy Garrett received the 2013 Community Impact Hero Award from the American Red Cross of the Susquehanna Valley. Fifteen years ago, Garrett formed Helping Hands, a volunteer service program for fourth and fifth graders in Lower Dauphin School District, where he is a guidance counselor.


Joanne C. Anderson was named associate vice president of Feats Inc., a creative strategy engagement agency that partners with schools, nonprofit organizations and companies to produce and implement fundraising kickoffs, homecomings, reunions, board retreats, presidential inaugurations and milestone celebrations.


Andrew M. Wasilisin has been named Chief Human Capital Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C.


Dr.ZDr. Charles Zeiders had two articles published in The Journal of Christian Healing. He guest lectured on the neurological impact of meditation at the Philadelphia College of Medicine, and he filmed a series of graduate-level lectures about the mental health benefits of spiritual and religious behaviors for Eastern University. Zeiders also expanded his Philadelphia-area psychology practice into the legal area, providing expert testimony in civil litigation issues.


Beth Boylan has been named cochair of the English department at Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic High School.


Kenneth Jacob was invited to participate in a panel discussion in San Juan, Puerto Rico, regarding the economic outlook for 2013. He was a panelist along with Austan Goolsbee, who recently served as chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors and a member of the cabinet.


Scott.mScott MacNair was named chief financial officer of RETTEW, an engineering and consulting firm. He lives in Lititz, Pa., with his wife and three children.



Kelly (Sands) Weaver completed an internship at the Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, President Obama’s alma mater. She serves as a board member of the Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education and is a past president of the East region. Weaver also appeared on Channel 69 to promote The Month of the Young Adolescent and to advocate for middle-level learners. She appeared on several billboards in the Reading, Pa., area as part of a public service campaign to promote the Reading School District.


Stephen Bartoli was named to Central Pennsylvania Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. He is a first vice president, wealth advisor and senior investment management consultant at Bartoli, Seig, McKain & Metz at Morgan Stanley in Harrisburg. He lives in Carlisle with his wife, Jamie, and their four children, Anthony, Andrew, Angelo and Alexsia.


Amy Milligan joined Elizabethtown College’s faculty as a visiting assistant professor of Women and Gender Studies. She will continue in her roles as advisor to student groups for Allies and Hillel and will oversee the newly formed Stonewall Hall Living-Learning Community.


Benjamin Osterhout was appointed by Kiwanis International to serve a three-year term as a trustee for the Kiwanis International Foundation; he will be one of 15 trustees internationally. His term begins in October.


Officer-dogJesse Conyngham is a police canine handler in Laurel, Md., and was named his department’s officer of the year for 2012-2013. He and his furry partner were featured in a Washington Post story about his honor.


Lauren Ciriac is pursuing a master’s degree in museum studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.

Laura (Palma) Fern is dean of curriculum and instruction and a first-grade instructional leader at Uncommon Schools’ North Star Academy in Newark, N.J. She also is an adjunct professor of elementary literacy and mathematics at Relay Graduate School of Education in Newark and an America Achieves Teaching and Leadership fellow.


Abbie E. Trone graduated from Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pa., on May 18, 2013, earning a juris doctorate.

Danielle Sarver is the learning specialist at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova, Pa. She previously served as learning specialist at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, S.C., where she was named Rookie Teacher of the Year in 2010.


Elyse Venturella is serving as a social worker for the Abide Family Center in Jinija, Uganda. She will be in Africa until March, and she plans to visit Kenya, Tanzania and Sudan to gain further knowledge of trauma in other cultures, especially human trafficking.


Kevin Smith is the social media manager for the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS. He oversees its social media channels, website and teaches fundamentals of the social space to Realtors across the state.


Alysa Poindexter is a production assistant at WPMT FOX 43’s Morning News in York, Pa. She also assists in scriptwriting and producing.


truth-about-everything-book-coverBrianna Wiest is a writer and editorial director for Thought Catalog in Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.  She also wrote The Truth About Everything, a digital book published by Thought Catalog.