Milt Friedly, professor of art, was selected to exhibit with the GAA Foundation at the European Cultural Center during the 16th Architectural Biennale in Venice, Italy, from May – November 2018. Friedly is one of 30 sculptors invited to participate with 150 architects.
Badiah Haffejee, assistant professor of social work, was honored as exceptional educator by the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg. She was given a Torch of Enlightenment Award for promoting global understanding and demonstrating ideals of tolerance and an appreciation of diverse cultures in the classroom.
Armenta Early Hinton, director of diversity, inclusion and Title IX, was keynote speaker for the 15th Annual Cultural Diversity Workshops sponsored by Wellspan Philhaven, Pinnacle Health and Lebanon Valley College. Her talk was titled “America’s New Reconstruction Era; The Psychology of Self-Correction”.
Jeffery Long, professor of religion and Asian studies, was given a Dharma Seva Award Tuesday, June 19, by the Hindu American Foundation in Washington, D.C. According to the award letter, it is “bestowed upon individuals and/or organizations who have worked tirelessly and selflessly for the greater good of Sanatana Dharma and the Dharmic community.”
Tara Moore, visiting assistant professor in English, has coauthored the article “Awakening the Learner Within: Purposeful Prompts and Lifelong Learning Measures in a First-Year Composition Course.” The article appeared in the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Lt. Gen. Robert Dale
Springer ’54 was recognized by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the U.S. Air Force.
Henry J. Pownall ’65, a medical biochemist, and his team at the Houston Methodist Research Institute discovered a breakthrough in how cholesterol is eliminated from our bodies. This evidence will be key in developing new drugs to lower cholesterol.
Frances Whalen ’72 works in clinical research assessing and monitoring labs worldwide.
Gwen (Harris) Bailey ’75 retired from 40 years at John Hancock in Boston, Massachusetts.
Sheldon Bair ’76 was inducted into the Harford County (Maryland) Public Schools Educator Hall of Fame after teaching music for 40 years.
Julie (Meiler) Lacontora ’79 retired from Willis Towers Watson consulting firm after 33 years as an actuarial analyst.
Ed Lovelidge ’82 received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Manheim Township Alumni Association (his high school alma mater).
Chris Baldrige ’86 was honored with the Theater Harrisburg’s 26th-annual Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts in the Capital Region for his service as a member of the board of the directors for the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Open Stage of Harrisburg.
Samuel Mann ’87 was hired as the compliance, marketing and advertising director at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. in New York City.
Steve Polonus ‘87 earned a doctoral degree in organizational leadership from Eastern University. His dissertation is titled “Constructive Parental Involvement on Interscholastic Athletic Teams: A Grounded Theory Study of Head Coach Leadership.”
Melissa Drummond ’88 addressed the 2017 graduating class of the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s strategic leadership development program.
Pamela S. Formica ’89 was promoted to chief financial officer at Masonic Villages in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
Scott Bacon ’92 conducted the adult choir at the Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Michael Ahern ’93 was inducted into the South Jersey Wrestling Hall of Fame. At E-town College, Ahern won three Middle Athletic Conference crowns and qualified for the Division III tournament in each of his four years there.
Holly (Wolff) Bertone ’93 authored the No.1 Amazon bestseller “Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease.” The book educates individuals with autoimmune disease on their legal and disability rights in the workplace.
Carla (Shoemaker) D’Addesi ’93, was hired as a Fox News national contributor on the show “Fox & Friends” in July 2017.
Brett Charleston ’94 earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey.
Laura (Gilligan) Taylor ’94 was promoted to senior editor at Fox Chapel Publishing in East Petersburg.
Miriam Zucker Bradford ’97 successfully produced “Mary Poppins” as the music director for Manchester Summerstage, a venerable community theater program for kids entering third grade through high school.
Joseph Chipriano ’97 obtained Mastership awards from the Academy of General Dentistry and International Dental Implant Association in 2017.
Kristopher King ‘97 was hired as the multimedia production manager for Ross University School of Medicine located on the island of Dominica.
Cherilyn Comp ’01 was recognized as a top transportation demand management professional under 40.
Monique (Anderson) Ross ’01, co-author of “Ignored Potential: A Collaborative Road Map for Increasing African-American Women in Engineering,” engaged in a public talk at Lehigh University on supportive ways that education and the workplace can increase diversity in engineering.
Casey Moore ’04 was inducted in to the Wilson High School Athletic Hall of Fame in fall 2017. He is the head coach for Alvernia University’s men’s soccer team.
Scot Andrew Pitzer ’04 is the legislative director for Pennsylvania Senator Randy Vulakovich at the capitol office in Harrisburg.
Jessica (Forte) Struve ’04 was recognized for her industry work with the Radiology Business Management Association with a “Top 40 under 40” award.
Crystal Gault ’07 MS ’08 was promoted to occupational therapist for the Prevention and Intervention for Early Learners Team at Baltimore (Maryland) City Public School where she has been working since 2009.
Ryan Kiscade ’07 MBA‘14, received Waste 360’s “40 Under 40” award. He is the executive director of Thermostat Recycling in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.
Dena (Schaffer) Krebs ’07 returned to the Elizabethtown community to open an upcycling boutique called “Creations Reimagined: Upcycled Gifts and Goods” in March 2018.
Nathaniel Abel ’08 opened Chop Sushi, a sushi restaurant with a Hawaiian twist, in downtown Lancaster after transitioning from his previous bank auditor job.
Maria de los Angeles (Garcia) Craig ’08 was hired as the director of strategy and design services for Aprio, a business consulting service and advisory firm.
John Snyder ’08 was selected as the new chief of police for West Manchester Township, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the SCPS Excel program.
Aimee DiMichele ’10 was promoted to lead talent strategist in the Nursing & Respiratory Career Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Courtney Kofeldt ’10 was selected as a “Next Generation Leader” by CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) for leaders who are passionate about K-12 education technology. Courtney is the supervisor of educational technology at the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School.
Adam Kosheba Jr. ’10 was named interim public safety director in Lower Paxton Township after retiring from 25 years of service as commander of State Police Troop H in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Schoonmaker ’10 recently completed a yearlong avian and exotic animal medicine and surgery veterinary internship in Connecticut. She works as an exotic and small animal veterinarian at VCA Anderson Animal Hospital and Bird Clinic in Lakewood, Colorado.
Derek Shanely ’10 upgraded the newest electronic medical record software (2017 version) for patient movement, registration and billing at Tower Health/Reading Hospital in West Reading, Pennsylvania.
Staff Sgt. Drew Heistand ’12 M’16 was named York (Pennsylvania) County’s 2016 officer of the year by the Police Heritage Museum.
William “Billy” Hook III ’13 has been hired as the new head coach of Central Mountain High School soccer for the 2018 season. Billy was a four-year letter winner on the DIII Blue Jay soccer team at E-town College.
Brianna Wiest ’13 authored the e-book titled “101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think” in 2016. She also has a guided journal “I Am the Hero of My Own Life” due to be released in September 2018.
Julia Carboni ’14 started working as an international student & scholar advisor at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her master’s degree in intercultural communication in May 2017.
Elizabeth Harvey ’14 took a position as marketing and communications assistant with Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Donna Talarico MBA ’14 created a small press division of the online literary magazine, Hippocampus, called Books by Hippocampus. Its first published piece was “By the Forces of Gravity: A Memoir” by Rebecca Fish Ewan.
Jeffrey Halligan ’16 joins Gift CPAs, a leading small business accounting and advisory firm in Central Pennsylvania, as its new senior accountant.
Jeffrey Ream ’15 was unanimously voted to be the new board of director’s president of Bass Mechanical Inc., an industrial contracting company in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
Alar Corwin ’17 is the first junior trustee member for the M25 Initiative and will serve and initial one-year term. The M25 Initiative is a non-profit organization based out of New Jersey that aims to empower churches and faith-based organizations to engage in solutions helping those less fortunate.
Fonda Markley ’17 was hired as a financial advisor at BAR Financial LLC. She works with individuals and corporations to provide retirement and financial planning advice.