Recent from Alumni Lives
Recent from Happenings
Recent from Passages
William A. Wewer was re-elected secretary/treasurer of Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association. A partner of Family Practice Center and staff member of PinnacleHealth System, he is board certified in family medicine.
Myla Easter Uppercue is head of the Guidance Department at Gaither High School, Tampa, Florida. She has been with Hillsborough County school system for 13 years.
Gary Newton retired as a logistics program manager after 33 years with the Department of the Navy. He was awarded the Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics Award in 2009.
Deanne (Starr) Endy was elected vice president of Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society. Board certified in family practice, she is chief medical officer at Harrisburg Military Entrance Processing Station.
Colleen (Coolican) Reiner, a second-grade teacher at Stiegel Elementary School in Manheim (Pennsylvania) Central School District, was chosen as a finalist for the 2017 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year award.
Theresa “Terry” (Boyle) Kraf was named executive director of The North Museum of Nature and Science where she had been interim executive director since May.
Joe Stanzione was selected as one of two 2016 National Distinguished Principals by the Department of State Assisted School. He has been an ASFM educator for 10 years.
Jill (Burke) Gilbert was hired by Reinsel Kuntz Lesher as a partner in its audit services group. She previously spent 21 years at Trout, Ebersole & Groff, becoming a partner.
Tricia Oliver was selected as director of campus communication at Westfield State University. She has 20 years of public relations experience in Massachusetts, focused mostly in higher education.
Mark Clapper was elected to the Bethany Theological Seminary Board of Trustees. Bethany Theological Seminary is located in Richmond, Indiana.
Kara (Vichko) DeFrias is director of user experience for vice president Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. A cancer survivor, herself, she has worked in private industry and government, most recently for 18F.
Eric Williams was hired by Ephrata National Bank as vice president and commercial lending sales manager. He has more than 34 years of banking experience.
Christopher Kochansky, a research scientist at Merck Sharpe & Dohme, was awarded his doctoral degree in pharmaceutical sciences by The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia this past May.
Mark S. Merrill was named president, chief executive officer and a director of Old Dominion National Bank. He will divide his time between the headquarters and the Fairfax County office.
Rachel Tait was named chief program officer of Eden Autism. Her responsibilities include leadership and oversight for The Eden School and Eden Adult Services.
Wesley R. Bricker was named interim chief accountant with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in Washington, D.C. He is principal advisor to the Commission on accounting and auditing matters.
Anna (Daciw) Guille spent six weeks this summer as a visiting scholar with the University of Pennsylvania Chemistry Department, working with the Tomson Lab on an organic synthesis project.
Jackie (Casey) Bonner is an instructional designer at Allan Myers Inc., a contractor and materials producer that connects our communities to services, clean water and each other.
Jessalynn (Rigterink) Potts is a physical therapist at Lepre Physical Therapy in Cumberland, Rhode Island. She previously was a clinic manager and physical therapist specializing in post-operative and sports-related injuries.
Amy Milligan recently accepted the Batten Endowed Professorship of Jewish Studies and Women’s Studies at Old Dominion University. She will coordinate its Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding.
Scot Andrew Pitzer was appointed vice president of Gettysburg Borough Council in January. He was elected to a four-year term on the Council in November 2013.
Patrick Baker completed his first year of teaching music at Valley High School on a Navajo reservation in Sanders, Arizona.
Mark Seidenburg is men’s basketball coach for Delaware Valley University.
Kristal M. Turner-Childs was named a 2016 Pennsylvania State Police Women of Influence. The captain was selected as a top nominee for her leadership and achievements within the force.
Jessica (Bovey) Herman earned a master’s degree in art therapy from George Washington University.
Amanda Reid-Cossentino, Garnet Valley High School history teacher, was profiled in the Garnet Valley Press.
Laura Getz earned her doctoral degree in cognitive psychology from the University of Virginia. She began a Mendel Science Experience Post-doctoral Fellowship at Villanova University in August.
Jeffrey S. Kirkhoff was appointed to fill a seat on the Duncannon Borough Council. A Duncannon resident since 2012, he was appointed during council’s April 19 meeting.
Sarah Lanphier, Nuts About Granola co-founder and chief executive officer, has partnered with Costco to carry her Forager Original Nut & Seed flavor in 89 stores from Maine to Maryland. The deal will double the company’s revenue with the initial order alone. Nuts About Granola got its start as a fundraiser when Lanphier was a student enrolled at E-town. Its popularity spurred her to incorporate in 2008. Lanphier is a member of the College’s Board of Trustees.
Derek Shanely recently upgraded the Epic Systems (electronic medical record) software for patient movement, registration and billing at Reading (Pennsylvania) Health System.
Kate Leibran exhibited her art at Philadelphia International Airport, as a part of the airport’s Exhibitions Program. The exhibit, “Meandering Field,” was on display through August.
Stephanie Suzanne Gingrich earned her doctoral degree in osteopathic medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine on Sunday, June 5.
Bill Freitag was named 2016 South Jersey Times boys tennis Coach of the Year.
David Youll graduated in May with a master’s degree in marriage, couples and family therapy from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He is a psychotherapist with New Vitae Wellness and Recovery.
David Nagel is an accountant at Bertz, Hess & Co., Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He recently earned his CPA certification.
Adam Harriger won the July 4 Ephrata Firecracker 5-mile race with a winning time of 27:00, taking the title from a three-time champion.
Andrew Calnon ‘16 joined the Office of Alumni Relations as assistant director, in support of relationship building, engagement and volunteerism. In the short term, alumni will get to know Calnon through class reunion programming, interest-based affinity clubs development, regional alumni chapter support and alumni-related social media outreach. Calnon earned his degree in communications, with a minor in English professional writing. He worked in the Office of Student Activities, the Office of Admissions as a member of the student staff and JayWalker group, and assisted with the College’s social media presence in his work with the Office of Marketing and Communications. Coincidentally, Andrew received the Class of 2016 Senior Choice Award for “Most Likely to Work at E-town.” Calnon’s Blue Jay roots run through his family, as Kelly (Calnon) Falck ’97 and Brian Falck ’95 are his aunt and uncle.
“Andrew is a ‘true blue’ Blue Jay. I couldn’t be more excited to be working alongside him!”
– Mark Clapper ’96, executive director of college engagement opportunities
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