Class Notes: Winter 2014
Janice Holsinger (left) was inducted into the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal’s Business of the Year Hall of Fame. Holsinger, an Elizabethtown College trustee, is the founder of U-Gro Learning Centres, a provider of day care and preschool education services. The company, founded in 1973, employs more than 225 teaching professionals and serves more than 1,300 children at 12 locations in central Pennsylvania.
Larry Wyles was inducted into the 2013 Bedford County (Pa.) Sports Hall of Fame. Wyles played on the first-ever championship basketball team at E-town in 1964. He is a retired teacher and lives in Lebanon, Pa. with his wife, Phyllis ’68.
Don Fulton, managing partner of the Wilmington, Del.-based brokerage firm George J. Weiner Associates, was awarded the Gilman Bowl at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Awards program.
Judy Corona-Karpowicz was appointed director of admissions and advancement at Friends School Mullica Hill (N.J.) She also is happy to report that her son Eric is a first-year student at Elizabethtown.
Eric Hansen earned an award from Mälardalen University Sweden for excellence in teaching.
Michael McGinnis was appointed dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Norwich University, Northfield, Vt., in July.
Mark Clapper was elected to the National Educational Alumni Trust (NEAT) Executive Committee; he began his term at the group’s annual winter meeting in New Orleans, La. NEAT was established in 1972 to provide a vehicle for members of alumni associations to receive insurance benefits. The Trust serves thousands of people from more than 140 alumni associations.
Susan (Van Gorder) Bilich earned her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from The University of Scranton (Pa.) in May. She teaches music, band and chorus at Southside Elementary School in Huntingdon, Pa.
David Pidgeon graduated from the executive management program at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
John Bilich was promoted to director of student services at Mifflin Juniata Career & Technology Center in Lewistown, Pa.
Mark Hostutler published a profile in the September issue of SLAM magazine on Pennsylvania native and former politician Charles “Thomas” McMillen, a recent inductee into the College Basketball Hall of Fame. He also published a feature story in the October issue of Basketball Times on former Notre Dame star Dave Batton.
Patrick Brady and friend and former classmate Michael Glavich ’04 opened a microbrewery, Fin City Brewing, in Ocean City, Md. In October 2013, they began distributing their brews in the Baltimore/Annapolis and Ocean City/Salisbury markets of Maryland, with plans to grow into Pennsylvania and Delaware in 2014.
Michael Glavich (see Brady ’03)
Amy Gundrum Greene is director and curator of Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, Ky.
David E. Goldberg earned his doctoral degree in 19th-century United States history from West Virginia University (WVU). His dissertation was titled “The Retreats of Reconstruction: Race, Leisure and the Politics of the Jersey Shore, 1865-1920.” This academic year he is a visiting lecturer of history at WVU.
Leah Kresge was elected to the Manheim (Pa.) Central School District’s Board of Directors.
Jeremy Ebersole is the marketing and communications assistant for Essex National Heritage Commission, a Salem, Mass.-based nonprofit National Park Service partner that preserves and promotes historic, cultural and natural resources in the New England region.
Jessica (Funk) Martin earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business—University of Maryland. She is the marketing manager at CCMI, a division of UCG, in Gaithersburg, Md.
Ashley (Maguire) Wise earned the Society of Actuaries’ Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst designation. An associate actuary at Harrisburg-based Conrad Siegel Actuaries, she is the first in the company to receive this credential.
Jesse Markley joined The Law Offices of Hoffmeyer & Semmelman in York, Pa. as an associate attorney. He received his juris doctorate from Appalachian School of Law.
Kat Tretina is a brand corporate affairs manager at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. She and her husband, Jeremy, live in Glen Mills, Pa.
Aimee (Newman) DiMichele was promoted to a talent strategist/nurse recruiter role at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pa.
Kimberly Warriner was named Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014 at Major George S. Welch Elementary School and finished in the final four for Caesar Rodney School District Teacher of the Year.
Lauren Driscoll began a 10-month term of service in November with the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program. She’s based in the NCCC’s Southwest Regional Office in Denver, Colo.
Adrianne McClendon earned a master’s of science in criminal justice from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pa.
Roger Lee Lewis started at ParenteBeard, a top-25 accounting firm, as a staff accountant.
Alysa Poindexter was elected to the Columbia (Pa.) Borough School District Board of Directors.
Julie Sebastian was hired as a social marketing coordinator at QVC and was selected to serve on the board of directors for Delaware County Community College in Media, Pa.
Joe Renzi started at ParenteBeard, a top-25 accounting firm, as a staff accountant.