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Henry J. Pownall was appointed professor of biochemistry in medicine in early October at Weill Cornell Medical College, the affiliate medical school of Houston Methodist Research Institute where he is a science-member. Dr. Pownall will continue his academic activities at the Research Institute in Houston, Texas.
Christine (Hunsinger) Meister earned her doctoral degree in occupational therapy from Chatham University in May 2014.
Karen (Cocklin) Tushek earned her doctoral degree in occupational therapy from Chatham University in May 2014.
Amy (Fladmark) Waldkoenig received her doctorate in occupational therapy from Chatham University in May 2014.
Stephanie Teoli Kuhls was elected president of the Association for Pennsylvania Municipal Management (APMM). She is township manager for Middletown Township in Bucks County and also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the masters in public administration program at Villanova University.
Tracy Varano-Garrison was named vice president of investments at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Camp Hill.
Jonathan Cramer was honored by Central Penn Business Journal in the 2014 “40 Under 40” awards. He is a partner and consulting actuary for Conrad Siegel Actuaries.
Kara DeFrias served as executive producer for the August 2014 TEDxIntuit in Mountain View, California, where fellow alumnus, Kevin Urban ’97, gave a talk called “The Price of Pleasing.”
Kevin Urban – see DeFrias ’97.
Photo credit: TEDxIntuit/Intuit
James Steeley was honored by Central Penn Business Journal in the 2014 “40 Under 40” awards. He is senior vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer of Susquehanna Bancshares Inc.
Leanna Meiser, dean of the Hershey Marketing Academy, was featured in a video blog featuring her approach to training across a global enterprise. The eLearning module she created, “The Hershey Way of Marketing,” won a MarCom gold award for application of technology in the learning space.
Philip Brynildsen opened Criscito Pizza, a mobile, wood-fired brick-oven pizzeria in San Diego in January 2014.
Sarah Donahue was appointed special events coordinator for the City of Pittston. She also is a seventh-grade reading teacher at Pittston Area School District.
Shannon Miller Sanders earned her master’s degree in business administration, with a dual concentration in strategic management and international business, from Villanova University.
Amy Milligan’s book Hair, Headwear, and Orthodox Jewish Women: Kallah’s Choice was published by Lexington Books. She also had an article, “Expanding Sisterhood: Jewish Lesbians and Externalizations of Jewishness” published in the Journal of Lesbian Studies in October. She is a visiting assistant professor of women and gender studies at Elizabethtown College.
Alexander Ross joined the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps in August; he serves as a clinical research nurse at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In December, he received an NIH Director’s Award for his work volunteering and providing care for patients exposed to or infected with Ebola.
Dr. Bozho Todorich was accepted into a two-year viterorentinal surgery fellowship with Associated Retinal Consultants, Beaumont Hospital, in Royal Oak, Michigan. He begins in July.
Aaron Creed has accepted the position of data support senior analyst for the Northeast Division of the American Red Cross after working as a data management coordinator for the past nine years.
Brian Sipe was named general manager of Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township.
Megan Policicchio is a content strategist at The George Washington University, a position she’s held since July 2013.
Jeff Taylor began working at AARP as a community strategist in July 2014.
Nicole Schroeder placed first in the International Shining Stars Concerto Competition. She debuts two solo performances with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta as part of her prize.
Stefanie Stamatopoulos was named director of development at the Lancaster Science Factory.
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.
Amanda Markowicz earned an MBA in community service and economic leadership from Alvernia University in December. She was inducted into Alpha Epsilon Lambda, Delta Epsilon Sigma and Delta Mu Delta honor societies.
Amy Michelson relocated from St. Louis, Missouri., to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she accepted a case management position at Mental Health Resources.
Jane Zimmerman began a new job as the assistant financial manager at Scenic Ridge Construction
Leanna Meiser MBA (see undergraduate 2001)
Steven Musser MBA was named general manager of Leola-based Creative Solutions Group, a full-service marketing agency serving the plain community. Previously he was director of physical plant at Lancaster Bible College.
Donna Talarico MBA was quoted in Engaging Students Through Social Media: Evidence-Based Practices for Use in Student Affairs by Reynol Junco, published by Jossey-Bass in October 2014.