Recent from Alumni Lives
Recent from Happenings
Recent from Passages
Our faculty and staff members are doing great things! The Achievements column recognizes recent accomplishments such as:
Jeanne (Jacoby) Smith ’66 published, in 2016, “Refugees! A Family’s Search for Freedom and a Church That Helped Them Find It.”
William Sheeler ’70 joined Berks County Community Foundation as a senior fellow working on special projects to benefit the community.
John Stephen Binkley ’72 was promoted to deputy director for science programs with the Department of Energy.
Gwen (Harris) Bailey ’75 retired from 40 years at John Hancock, Boston, Massachusetts.
Steven Smith ’76 was hired as vice president of finance by SWBR in Lehigh Valley.
Philip Good ’79 and Gary Christopher ’81 raised $11,000 for the Philadelphia chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation through the coast-to-coast “Wish Across America” bicycle excursion.
Cynthia (Severance) Lipka ’79 received the “2017 Flavorist Recognition Award” presented by Women
in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce.
James Davis ’81 was elected as a Keystone College board member.
Douglas Abel ’82 was named North Kansas City Hospital’s vice president and chief information officer in April 2017.
Joseph Feilmeier ’83 was promoted to president and chief operating officer of Lafayette Ambassador Bank, an affiliate of Fulton Financial Corp.
Kathryn Lambert ’84 retired from the FBI after 20 years with the Joint Terrorism Task Force. She is associate professor of homeland security studies at American Public University System.
Kirk Eldridge ’85 was named Pennsylvania managing partner for WeiserMazars, a New York-based accounting firm.
A group of E-town alumni participated in an annual golf tournament Oct. 1, 2016, at Reading Country Club. Participating were Chuck Grohotolski ‘87 and, from the class of 1988, were Ed Hendrick, Brent Heard, John O’Brien, Todd Falk, Barry Eaton, Dave Campbell, Mike Biedronski, Brad Fichthorn, Bran VanNostrand, Frank Carado and Curt “Fish” Stahl.
William Smith ’91 was named president and CEO of the Santa Fe (New Mexico) Community Foundation.
Wayne Chappel ’92 was hired by The Wenger Group as controller for financial reporting, budgeting and management of finance employees.
Eileen O’Donnell ’92 is content manager for NBC Universal Archives in New York City.
Holly (Wolff) Bertone ’93 completed a Certified Natural Health Professional program from the Trinity School of Natural Health. She runs Pink Fortitude, a home and healthy living blog.
Frank DeAngelis ’93 was nominated by Gov. Chris Christie to fill a Superior Court judicial vacancy in the Morris-Sussex County (New Jersey) court system.
Kimberly (Kling) Decker ’93 was named to The Legal Intelligencer’s “Top Women in Law”—25 female Pennsylvania attorneys who have made recent achievements in the profession.
Marcus Grimm ’93 was hired by Benchmark Construction as vice president of market growth and innovation.
Shawn (Worley) Weis ’93 was selected to be a member of the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union Board.
Valerie Downing ’94 was named executive director of development with the Institutional Advancement Department at Cedar Crest College.
Diana (Summerson) Heeren ’96 was named associate vice president for finance at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.
Francis Schodowski ‘96 was appointed to vice president for advancement by Columbia College. He is responsible for programming endowments, gifts and other college funds.
Jennifer (Hennion) Stiansen ’96 joined JLG Industries Inc. as director of marketing for the Americas.
Eric Williams ’97 was hired as vice president and commercial lending sales manager of Ephrata National Bank.
Brian McKinney ’00 was named varsity soccor coach at Devon (Pennsylvania) Prep. School.
Kevin Bonner ’02 was appointed as associate athletic director for administration and strategic communications at the University of Pennsylvania.
Carrie Booth ’02 was hired as tax director for High Co.
Melissa (Muller) Meyers ’02 received the “Master Clinician” award at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Assoc.’s annual conference in October 2016.
Christopher Turtell ’02 was promoted to partner with Herbein & Co. Inc. in October 2016.
Jennifer (Clifford) Bicher ’04 was hired as director of residential living by Mennonite Home Communities.
Scott Carroll ’04 was promoted to marketing manager for Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc.
Bozho Todorich ’04 finished a fellowship in adult and pediatric vitreoretinal surgery at Associated Retinal Consultants and Oakland University Beaumont School of Medicine in Royal Oak, Michigan. Todorich also was awarded the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation award for national achievement in the field of retina and vitreoretinal surgery.
Amy (Fredrick) Wasersztein ’04, a certified behavior analyst at Y.A.L.E. School, a New Jersey state-approved private school serving students with complex disabilities, was a presenter at the international conference for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in Denver, Colorado.
Jennifer Binter ’05 was promoted to bank officer and senior credit analyst for Tompkins VIST Bank at the Wyomissing (Pennsylvania)Administration Center.
David Goldberg ’05 published “The Retreats of Reconstruction: Race, Leisure, and the Politics of Segregation at the New Jersey Shore, 1865-1920” with Fordham University Press in November 2016.
Eric Guise ’05 was selected as the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award recipient for the state of New Jersey.
William Sanchez ’05 was hired by Ephrata National Bank as an assistant vice president and commercial relationship manager.
Mark Seidenburg ’05 accepted the position of men’s basketball coach at Delaware Valley University.
Stacey Toy ’05 launched Toy Entertainment Group LLC in 2016, which earned seven American Advertising Awards in March 2017. She also spent the summer in Haiti for a documentary, titled “Open Arms,” about orphans getting a second chance.
Jesse Conyngham ’06 was promoted to sergeant with the Laurel Police Department in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where he is in charge of the Emergency Response Team and K-9 Unit.
Michael DeGroft ’06 was promoted to dean of enrollment services at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
Tatiana Roll ’06 was promoted to director of early childhood at the Match Charter Public School in Boston, Massachusetts. (PHOTO)
Julie Walton ’06 received an master’s degree in marketing and communications from Franklin University.
Bethanie (Steese) Allen ’07 published “Pirates of the Caribootin: Following the map to shoe-tying success” in January 2017.
Catherine Rychalsky ’07 was named executive director of Lancaster County Workforce Development Board.
Shannon (Crotsley) Zimmerman ’07 was promoted to director of communications of Hempfield School District.
Audrey (Hitz) Hoffmann ’08 was named to Central Penn Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” 2016 list as one of the region’s most accomplished young business leaders.
David Achey ’08 was promoted by Reinsel Kuntz Lesher to manager in its tax services group.
Wade Pond ’08 was appointed senior pastor at First Reformed Church United Church of Christ in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Jacob Keeler ’09 was hired as vice president of marketing by Paul Risk Construction.
Bryn Davis ’09 opened a Bryn & Dane’s “healthy fast food” restaurant in Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) Village in May 2017.
Derek Faust ’10 earned a doctoral degree in forest resources from Mississippi State University in May 2016; he holds a postdoctoral scholar position as a research biologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service at the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory.
Aaron Weber ’10 was promoted to director of heavy equipment by Clark Associates, where he’s worked since 2010.
Sara Brown Del Pozo ’11 conducted an art project in English and Spanish at Mercy LIFE Adult Day Center in Philadelphia.
Gregory Kenneally ’11 and Michael Kenneally ’11 were featured in a CNBC article on the growth of their lacrosse stick business.
Travis Lucas ’11 sang Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” with the Philadelphia Orchestra and performed a solo work with the Newark (Delaware) Symphony Orchestra.
Lindsey (Evans) Teske ’11 started Your Plate Prescription, which involves a series of diet plans for people of all bodies and lifestyles.
Jessica Hutchinson ’12 was promoted to supervisor of the Lancaster office of audit practice McKonly & Asbury.
Barbara Prince ’12 is serving a two-year term as the first graduate student representative on the Alpha Kappa Delta Executive Council. She also was awarded the Bowling Green (Ohio) State University Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award.
Jenell Abram ’13 was hired as a copywriter for Godfrey in February 2017.
Tyler Eshelman ’13 was hired as an attorney with Nauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall in Harrisburg.
Ellie McPherson ’13 earned a position as the mental skills coach for the men’s and women’s golf teams at Sonoma State University in Northern California.
Lauren Breza ’14 participated in a 24-hour aquanaut mission in MarineLab’s underwater hotel and research lab, one of three underwater habitats in the world.
Scott Burky ’14 was named principal and chief transformation architect for E4 Strategic Consultancy.
Angelica Friend ’15 and Bobbi (Friend) Buchmyer ’10 opened Twice Upscale Resale, a consignment shop in York County, Pennsylvania, for formal gowns.
Elizabeth Martin ’16 was hired as band director for middle and elementary school bands at Solanco School District.