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Helen Walton Ebersole is president and cofounder of United Against Puppy Mills, a not-for-profit organization formed in 2005.
Jack Clemens was named a 2014 Pillar of the Community by Greater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services.
John Espenshade, a shareholder of Stevens & Lee, presented at the Third Circuit Judicial Conference in May 2014 as part of the panel, “Municipal Bankruptcy: Perspectives from Practitioners and the Bench.”
Howard “Hob” Kroesen was honored for his lifetime of service to wrestling with induction into the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Gregg Hershberger was appointed by Maryland Governor O’Malley as a secretary of public safety and correctional services. In this cabinet-level position, Hershberger manages all of Maryland’s state prisons, parole and probation. For 32 years, he has worked in a variety of capacities for the Maryland Department of Public Safety.
Jeraldine Kohut retired after a 50-year career in nursing education and healthcare. She is now a freelance writer and consultant for retirement communities and nursing homes.
Andrew Folmer serves as president and CFO for Patient Home Monitoring Inc., a Canadian Public Company based in Santa Monica, Calif., that specializes in health care services. Folmer and his wife, Audrey, reside in Florida with their three rescued Labrador retrievers.
Margaret “Maggie” Heim Henderson is a licensed medical social worker for SUN Home Health and Hospice. In 2012, she earned a master’s degree in social work.
Julie Meiler Lacontora performed in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Barnstormers Theater in Ridley Park and in Fiddler on the Roof as the Rabbi’s son at the Viviana Theater in Prospect Park, this past spring.
Rebecca Dinulos Kline is executive director of Harrisburg-based winery, Spring Gate Vineyard, which opened in March 2014. She’s been making her own wine since 2006.
Laurie (Stetler) Showers relocated from Lititz to Wisconsin in November 2013; she accepted a position as business intelligence manager for global agricultural equipment company Case IH North America.
Judy Corona-Karpowicz was named to the board of trustees for the Alice Paul Institute. Its mission is to honor the legacy of its namesake’s work for gender equality through education and leadership development. Corona-Karpowicz is director of admissions and advancement at Friends School Mullica Hill in New Jersey.
Kristie Patten received tenure and was named chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at New York University.
Barry Eaton earned his master’s degree in business administration from Elizabethtown College in January 2014. While pursuing his MBA, he was promoted to area manager of field operations for Western Pennsylvania for Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he has been employed since 1990.
Christine (Finley) Miller – On Dec. 14, 2013, Christine Finley Miller ‘88 participated in the Sochi 2014 Olympic torch relay in Yekaterinburg, Russia—about 300 yards in minus six-degree weather. Christine is director of global employee engagement for Dow, the official chemistry company of the Olympic Games and a worldwide olympic partner. Christine was one of 20 Dow employees invited to represent the company in the relay, which started Oct. 7, 2013, and traveled more than 65,000 kilometers over 123 days, culminating in the lighting of the Olympic cauldron at Opening Ceremony. On Feb. 7, Christine’s husband, Robert Miller ‘89, joined her in Russia in this “once in a lifetime experience.”
Larry Birkhart, after working nine years at Fulton Bank, operates his own accounting and tax business.
William “Bill” Smith earned a master’s degree in politics from The Catholic University, where he also is a doctoral candidate. Smith was appointed to a three-year term as a senior faculty fellow at the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico. He was also appointed to a second three-year term as commissioner on the Commission for Women.
Scott Habecker was appointed to a combined role of executive vice president and chief operating and financial office with Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries in Mechanicsburg.
Fred Noble earned a master’s degree in Christian ministry with a concentration in church planting from Liberty University. He also runs a retail and restaurant recruiting company, Noble Recruiting.
Michelle Kozimor-King, an associate professor of sociology at Elizabethtown College, was named deputy editor of Teaching Sociology, a quarterly journal published by the American Sociological Association. She copresented a workshop with a student and three alumni at ASA’s annual conference in August and was named president-elect of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society.
Laura Niclaus Bejot earned her doctoral degree in occupational therapy from Creighton University. She works as the therapeutic coordinator at The Children’s Therapy Center in Bergen County, New Jersey, a school for multiply disabled, medically fragile students.
Stephen Camilli coauthored a mathematics textbook, Models for Quantifying Risk, sixth edition, published by ACTEX Publications.
Tim Kelchner – a news anchor for WBRE/WYOU in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton market, was selected as one of two anchors to cover the Winter Games for the 70-plus stations owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group.
Sara (Triller) Murphy became associate editor of SIAM News, the membership news journal of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Philadelphia, in June.
Nora Jenkins added CTMS—certified trade show management—to her professional designations list. Already a CMP, certified meeting planner, she manages tradeshows and exhibits for Lincoln Financial Group in Radnor. She resides in Phoenixville with her husband, Dave.
Lorna Sands Schwarzer presented her master’s thesis, “Enhancing Preschool Behaviors During Circle Time: Effectiveness of Dynamic Seating and Sensory Strategies,” at the 2014 national AOTA conference in Baltimore. Lorna earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy, with a concentration in pediatrics, in May 2013.
Darcy King and her husband, Kris, owners of E Video Productions, won two Telly Awards in 2014, for a documentary about Superstorm Sandy’s impact on one New Jersey community and for a promotional video. She serves on the board of directors for a local nonprofit theater group and also sits on committees for the Downtown Toms River Business Improvement District and Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore.
Kris King – see Darcy King.
Tara Torrillo Kulak earned a doctoral degree in occupational therapy from Chatham University.
Leanna Meiser earned her master’s degree in business administration from Elizabethtown College in January 2014. She was elected to the executive committee of the Elizabethtown College Board of Trustees in April 2014.
Jessica (Smith) Seiders was promoted to advertising and promotions division chief with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Fine Wine & Good Spirits Division.
Daniel Klick was promoted to an associate in the Harrisburg office of engineering consulting firm Erdman Anthony.
Sarah Donahue was hired as special events coordinator for the City of Pittston, where she oversees the Second Friday Art Walks. Sarah also is a seventh-grade reading teacher at Pittston Area Middle School.
Kendra Hettel obtained her Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7
registered representative license and her FINRA Series 24 principal license. She was been employed by SEI Investments in Oaks since 2005 and is on its legal marketing team.
William Houder is the interviews coordinator at Stanford University School of Medicine Office of MD Admissions.
Carrie (Houtz) Care is pursuing a master’s degree in leadership and administration from Colorado State University. She presented her research on new frameworks from leadership in the arts at the European Sociological Association’s Arts Research Network Conference Sept. 4-6, 2014, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
AJ Fleisher was named most valuable player of the Premier Area Soccer League Rocky Mountain Division for the
Maryellen Fairchild earned her master’s degree in social work from Simmons College in Boston, Mass., in May of 2014. She is a licensed certified social worker at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and also developed and implemented a music therapy program in the neonatal intensive care unit at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Philip Schaffer was hired as athletic director at Wildwood (New Jersey) High School.
Derek Shanely is a team lead application business/IT analyst for Reading Health System, where he recently upgraded its Epic System—a registration and insurance software—to the newest version.
Kaitlin (Bonnar) Stehr was promoted to strategic marketing specialist at York Container. In July 2014, she earned her master’s degree in business administration, cum laude, from University of Massachusetts.
Melanie Sturm accepted a two-year policy fellowship with the American Sportfishing Association in Alexandria, Va. Sturm also earned her master’s degree in biology and society from Arizona State University.
Kara Luzik was named Young Public Relations Professional of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America, Central Pennsylvania Chapter. She also was appointed to serve on the advisory board of Communities In Schools of the Capital Region.
Fonda Markley has joined the Wormleysburg office of McCarver Freeman Wealth Management as a financial advisor.
Brielle Parady earned a master’s degree in corporate and public communications from Monmouth University in August 2014.
Kayla Roush is a ninth-grade English teacher at Mechanicsburg Area School District.
Paul Whitman participated in the quadrennial World Radiosport Team Championships, often called the Olympiad of amateur radio, in July 2014. His team placed in the top 50 percent. Whitman is in his second year of graduate school at Seton Hall University, where he is studying diplomacy and international relations.
Claire Chambless was named a 2014 Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellow, a program that recruits top-quality candidates to teach math and science in high-need Ohio schools. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend while completing a master’s program at one of seven participating Ohio universities; Chambless is attending Ohio University.
Barry Eaton MBA – see undergraduate 1988.
Leanna Meiser MBA – see undergraduate 2001.
Danielle Shuffler Waltz MBA started a new position as a project engineer with Deloitte in Camp Hill.
Donna Talarico MBA completed Leadership Lancaster’s Core Program, a nine-month leadership and community development program, and she served as her cohort’s graduation speaker.