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Young Alumn Voted into PA House of Representatives

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 Martina White ‘10, at 26 years old, won a special election for the state’s 170th district. White fills the vacancy left when Rep. Brendan Boyle took a seat in the U.S. House. She is the first republican representative of the northeast Philadelphia in the district in 25 years. White, who played field hockey at E-town, has been a financial adviser with Marlton, N.J.-based Independence Wealth...

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Alumni Lives: Winter 2015

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2003 Ed Moorhouse’03 and Jessica Engro ’04 were married April 26, 2014. The couple resides in Phoenixville, Pa. 2004 Jessica Engro’04 – see Moorhouse ‘03 2006 Danielle (Grooms) Doll was married in May 2014. She serves as the development associate for Downton Frederick Partnership in Frederick,...

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Alumni Lives: Fall 2014

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1984   Holly Hardaway and Claire Mulry were married in Princeton, N.J. November 23, 2013.  1998 Dario Mescia and his wife, Amy welcomed their first child, a daughter named Eliotte Faith, on July 19, 2014. 2000   Aaron and Sarah Lenz were married June 28, 2014 in Fredericksburg, Va. They are both majors in the United States Marine Corps and are stationed in Quantico, VA.    2001 Jessica Seiders and her husband Nathan welcomed a daughter, Alexis Grace Seiders on April 26, 2013. 2006   Ashley Kerns and Noah Herman were married on stage at the historic Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. She lives and words in Philadelphia  2007 Brandon Painter and Nikkole (Imler) Painter ’10 announced the birth of their baby girl, Mekenzie Painter, Sept. 30, 2013. 2008   Kristin (Severance) Brynga and her husband Chris welcomed twin daughters, Alexa Gail...

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Reflections on losing and finding yourself with E-town

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The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Oftentimes when I think about our alma mater, I am reminded of a quote from Gandhi, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Elizabethtown College embodies the great thinker’s philosophy in our motto, “Educate for Service.” Throughout the years, the Elizabethtown College community has greatly benefited from the contributions and service of alumni volunteers. Attending college fairs, career mentoring and raising funds for scholarships are just a few examples of initiatives that are only enhanced because of your support. On behalf of the Alumni Association, I want to extend our appreciation for your service and for what the College has accomplished because of you. For alumni who are interested in volunteer opportunities, consider coming to the...

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Felty ‘68, Chabaku ‘81 Receive Educate for Service Awards

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The Educate For Service Awards are the highest honor graduates can receive from Elizabethtown College and its alumni association. Bestowed since 1966, the recognition is given to alumni who demonstrate commitment to Service Through Professional Achievement, Service To The College or Service To Humanity. This year, at the annual President’s Dinner in October, Elizabethtown College recognized Dennis Felty ’68 and the late Rev. Motlalepula Chabaku ’81. Felty was acknowledged with the Service Through Professional Achievement Award for making a difference in the lives of children, young people, adults and families within the areas of intellectual disabilities, autism and mental health. At a time when cruelty toward institutionalized individuals was at a peak, Felty, with two of his classmates, pursued work in creating alternative solutions for institutions. They formed Keystone Human Services, which, in 1972 began moving people from the...

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Alumni Lives: Fall 2013

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Our Alumni Lives column features births/adoptions, marriages and anniversaries…

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PRIDE Profiles: A Closer Look at the Five Branches of PRIDE

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The PRIDE Program provides opportunities for alumni, parents and friends to help Elizabethtown College in many meaningful ways. Here, we introduce you to several Blue Jays who actively support E-town, based upon their own interests and available time, while having fun showing their E-town pride. You will see how their efforts, within the five individual branches, contribute to fulfilling PRIDE’s mission: Promote, Recruit, Involve, Donate, Employ. Promote & Recruit: Admissions Service Network Branch Angeline Alessandri ’09 College Fair Representative “Helping with college fairs allows me to share my excitement and love for Elizabethtown College with prospective students. I love answering questions that they may have and explaining what life could look like for them on E-town’s campus. My four years spent at Elizabethtown College were so very meaningful, and being a member of PRIDE provides me with the chance...

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Alumni Lives: Spring 2013

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Our Alumni Lives column features births/adoptions, marriages and anniversaries—no engagements, please. Submit those to magazine@etown.edu. Feel free to include a photo; if we have room, we might use it! To submit your Class Note–professional and educational accomplishments, etc.–email classnotes@etown.edu.   Weddings Elizabeth Auchincloss ’04 married Patrick Robert Strickler on October 6, 2012 at St. James Episcopal Church in Lancaster. Kimberly Borovicka ’04 married Dave Farrell on December 8, 2012 in Hartford, Connecticut. Phil Brynildsen ’04 and Crystal (Nealis) Brynildsen ’05 were married on September 4, 2011. Edmund Bates ’06 and Danielle Shantz ’06 were married in a Hindu ceremony on October 6, 2012. An Elizabethtown professor officiated over the ceremony. Jeremy Bonneville ’06 and Kelly Field were married on October 6, 2012. Stehpanie (Pavelko) Boyer ’06 recently got married. Alicia Collins ’06 married James Moore on July 14, 2012...

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Class Notes: Spring 2013

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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! 1968 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. 1972 Eugene “Gene” Veno was named chief recovery officer for the Harrisburg (Pa.) School District. 1973 John Lori was named deputy auditor general for audits for the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General. 1975 Mary Jane (Eshleman) Smith was appointed assistant principal of the Kraybill and Locust Grove campuses of Lancaster (Pa.) Mennonite School. 1982 Craig S. Beittel was named manager of the business consulting services group RKL (formerly Reinsel Kuntz Lesher) in Pennsylvania. Katherine...

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Alumni Assist with Sandy Clean-up

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It’s been months since Hurricane Sandy tore across the East Coast and, for many coastal town residents, the storm is not just a recent event; it is still being lived. Many E-town alumni live, full time, or own vacation properties in communities hit by Sandy. Those affected by the superstorm aren’t focused solely on their own losses but also on helping rebuild their communities—people like Ellen DeStefano P’15. DeStefano and Kathy Montgomery ’81, friends and co-deacons of External Missions at Colonial Park United Church of Christ (CPUCC) in Harrisburg, Pa., coordinated a collection drive for clean-up items and money to help New Jersey shore residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. “CPUCC is a small church with a big heart; there [is] only about 150 average attendance on any given Sunday, but we are often able to raise what I think...

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