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Class Notes | 2018


Dr. Melvin R. Allen ’69, Lancaster, was honored with the exceptional impact award at the 50th Anniversary Gala from the Black Student Union at Millersville.

Allen ’69


Mike Clemens ’71, Lake Wales, Fla., was appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Council for History Education. He is the department head and teacher for the Board of Education in Osceola County.

Vincent Cotter ’72, ’79M, Bradenton, Fla., co-authored the book “Performance is Key: Connecting the Links to Leadership and Excellence,” published by Rowman and Littlefield. He is the co-founder of the Exemplary Schools Organization.

Geoffrey Henry ’73, Oxford, was hired as executive director by Brookdale Hockessin. He was previously mayor of Oxford Borough, ending 20 years of elected public service.

Judy Anttonen ’73, Millersville, established four state records at the Keystone State Games of 2017 in Birmingham, Ala. while representing the Marauder Masters swim team. She posted best times in the 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 100 individual medley and the 100 freestyle.

Todd H. Umbenhauer ’73, Souderton, a Montgomeryville realtor, was installed as the 2018 president of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors during a ceremony in Harrisburg.

Kirby ’74

Connie Reddig Kirby ’74, ’81M, Lititz, co-authored the book “Remembering the Cloud—The True Story of WWII Pilot Charlie Reddig as Told to His Daughter,” with her father, retired Major Charles Reddig and Dr. Dennis Denenberg, MU professor emeritus.

Carol Kulakowsky Dittoe ’77, Lancaster, earned her Doctor of Education Degree in Education Technology Management from Northcentral University. She is currently employed by Octorara Area School District.

Mary Beth Close Reardon ’79, Millington, N.J., earned her Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from the College of Saint Elizabeth. Her dissertation was, “Examining High School Teachers’ Knowledge of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Its Application in the Classroom.”


Ken Cressman ’80, Greensboro, N.C., has published his 6th book. He is an award-winning author, and his latest book, “Intrepid,” is the exciting sequel to “Pegasus.”

Dave Manwiller ’80, Wyoming, Del., was elected to the Special Olympics Delaware Hall of Fame. He retired from teaching special education in 2012 after 32 years and currently works as the Kent County area director for Special Olympics Delaware.

Kerry Warner Sacco ’82, Lancaster, announced a solo exhibition of her oil paintings at the Regitz Gallery in Millersville University’s Ware Center in downtown Lancaster. She is an award-winning Lancaster artist. Her exhibit ran throughout March.

Val Ellsworth Winter ’82, Key West, Fla., was promoted to chief assistant state attorney for the Office of the State Attorney, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in Monroe County, Fla.

Miriam Gomez Witmer ’83, ‘92M, Quarryville, has accepted a full-time, tenure track teaching position in the educational foundations department at Millersville University.

Steven O’Day ’85, Millersville, was inaugurated as the 16th president of Austin College on 3/23/18. O’Day focused his inauguration speech on the continued and increasing necessity for a liberal arts education.

Amy Haverstick Selheimer ’85, Newark, Del., was promoted to principal at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School of Bear, Del., in December 2017.

Douglas Young ’85, Leesburg, Va., was promoted to chief of the digital and graphical information support branch at National Weather Service (NWS) Headquarters.

King ’91

Steve Buterbaugh ’87, York, has been promoted to president of McConkey Insurance & Benefits as of 1/1/18. He has worked for McConkey for more than 26 years as a principal of the company. He has also served in the roles of vice president and executive vice president.

Denise Stebner Hilbert ’87, Long, S.C., earned her Master of Science Degree in Early Childhood Studies: Management, Administration & Leadership from Walden University on 12/3/17. She is currently employed by Goddard Systems, Inc. as an education support specialist.

Mark Scheuer ’89, West Chester, was elected vice president of environmental, health and safety for AMETEK Inc.

Rev. Dr. Melvin Sensenig ’89, Reading, was promoted to teaching leadership classes for Reading pastors and lay leaders at Albright College.


Luke Hadfield ’90, Quakertown, earned his Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Delaware Valley University on 12/10/17.

Darlene K. King Esq. ’91, Manheim, shareholder at Saxton & Stump, recently presented at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting.

Scott Mitchell Esq. ’92, Lititz, was hired as a shareholder at Saxton & Stump in their Trusts & Estates Practice Area.

Mitchell ’92

Matthew Ritter ’92, Fairfax, Va., has appeared as a background actor in the film “Jason Bourne;” his scenes are those that take place in Washington, D.C. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and a multimedia meteorologist for WTOP-FM.

Wendy Dunlap Bratina ’93, Harrisburg, received tenure and was promoted to associate professor at Harrisburg Area Community College, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, on 1/8/18.

Stephen Seeber ’93, Lititz, accepted the editor position for “Lancaster Farming” newspaper in March 2018. His experience with journalism began while writing features and restaurant reviews with “The Snapper” during his time at Millersville.

Aaron Dread ’94, Washington, D.C., was honored with the exceptional impact award at the 50th Anniversary Gala for the Black Student Union at Millersville.

Jennifer Hoover Kronenbitter ’94, Lansing, N.Y., was named permanent director of libraries at SUNY Cortland by President Erik J. Bitterbaum on 1/11/18.

Dan Ostrowski ’94, Millersville, was re-elected to a second term on Millersville Borough Council and selected as borough council president.

Keith Mellinger ’95, Fredericksburg, Va., was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for the University of Mary Washington. In 2013, Millersville University honored him with the Young Alumni Achievement Award.

Theresa Miller-Landon ’95, Lancaster, was named Lancaster County Crisis Intervention Team training coordinator for the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.

Mellinger ’95

Edward Sowers ’95, Tampa, Fla., was featured in “Safety and Health Magazine” to discuss his role as a risk management specialist.

Matt Martin ’96, Doylestown, was named the director of sales for Lutz Jesco America Corporation.

Anthony Cox ’97, Blandon, accepted the position of vice president of midstream assets and services for UGI Energy Services, LLC.

Heidi Denlinger Freese ’98, Dillsburg, was named the federal public defender for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of PA in May 2018.

David Burkholder ’99, Pottstown, has joined Wisler Pearlstine’s firm as part of the Wisler Pearlstine Business and Entrepreneurship Center.

John Getz ’99, Monrovia, Md., was named the program manager and Department of Defense lead for the BioFabUSA program, which is part of the United States Army.

Getz ’99

Betty Mohler Tesch ’99, Lancaster, was appointed co-chair of the International Virtual Reality Conference “IEEE VR 2018.” Tesch is a professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt and is affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.

Nathan Wesner ’99, Lafayette Hill, accepted a new position as managing director of music education at the School District of Philadelphia.

Davis Lee Wright ’99, Wilmington, Del., was recently elevated to a partner at the Montgomery McCracken law firm. Wright focuses his practice on corporate restructuring and maritime bankruptcies.

Wright ’99


Brian Trout ’00, Cochranville, was published in the “Journal of Education for Business,” The effect of class session length on student performance, homework, and instructor evaluations in an introductory accounting course.”

Emily Bensinger Edmunds ’01, Camp Hill, was hired as senior counsel in Rite Aid Corporation’s legal department in December 2017. She also received the Central Penn Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award in October 2017.

Jillian Gallagher ’01, North Wales, was promoted to air quality environmental group manager in the Department of Environmental Protection’s Southeast Regional office.

Trout ’00

David Morris ’01, Middletown, Del., was named the new executive director for the American Heart and Stroke Association’s Delaware chapter. Morris will lead all fundraising efforts for the entire state and will oversee the Heart Ball, Heart Walk, and Go Red Women initiatives, as well as community and volunteer outreach.

Meg Sayago O’Neill ’01, Easton, was elected to serve a four year term as a school director for the Easton Area School District in November 2017.

Rebecca Witt Lamason ’02, Cambridge, Mass., accepted a new position as an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at MIT in July 2017.

Matthew Stoltzfus ’02, Columbus, Ohio, was given the first-ever Ohio State University Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer in 2013. He is a senior lecturer for the Department of Chemistry at OSU.

Heidi Moyer Horn ’03, Lancaster, accepted the position of controller at Johnson & Johnson.

Leon Horn ’03, Lancaster, earned his MBA from Penn State University on 12/17/16. He has also accepted the role of financial advisor at Edward Jones.

Rachel Swick Mavity ’04, Milford, Del., earned her master’s degree in communication from Walden University in 2017. She was also promoted to communication coordinator at Beebe Healthcare.

Lauren Clarke Ewaniuk ’05, Lansdale, earned her Ph.D. in human sexuality education from Widener University on 12/20/17. Her dissertation was titled “Adolescents’ Opinion on Minor-to-Minor Sexting and the Law: A Qualitative Study.”

Melissa Burt ’05, Fort Collins, Colo., was awarded the AMS Commission on Professional Affairs Award for Early Career Achievement from the American Meteorological Society’s Board for Early Career Professionals.

Waters ’05

Kristin Albright Waters ’05, New York, N.Y., was presented the Emerging Leader Award from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers at their annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. She is currently the director of enrollment management for the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Matthew Benner ’06, Nottingham, Md., earned his master’s degree in music education from Towson University on 12/20/17.

Adam Black ’06, Palmyra, earned his Ph.D. in physiology from Penn State University on 11/20/17. He will begin a post-doctoral position at the University of North Carolina in 2018.

Kelly May Clouse ’07, Florence, S.C., earned her national board certification in adolescence and young adulthood science from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards on 12/16/17. She is currently employed by the Florence School District as a national board certified teacher.

Lindgren ’08

Stephen Ryan ’07, Charleston, S.C., recently joined the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division. He will be working on the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Brian Edwards ’08, Smyrna, Ga., accepted a position in April 2018 as a meteorologist for Delta Airlines, forecasting flight paths/pilots for both Delta and Air France.

Lauren Lindgren ’08, Denver, Colo., was hired as the director of development for STRIVE Preparatory Schools in January 2018.

Leigh Ann Musser Young ’08, won The Water Guys summer label design contest. Her design will be featured on all 16.9 oz bottles of water during the summer.

Teresa Busser Rineer ’09, Washington Boro, has joined the leadership team at the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg as development director.

Nikole Donnelly Seeger ’09, North Haven, Maine, was name education director of Ironwood Maine, a licensed and New England Association of School and Colleges accredited therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens.

Rineer ’09


Ashley Moyer Gleich ’10, ’15M, Camp Hill, was recently hired to referee the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Gleich has also been a NBA G-League referee and a Women’s Collegiate Basketball Official.

Molly Fisher ’11, Erdenheim, was promoted to project manager at Big Machine Label Group. Fisher began at BMLG in 2014 and has since risen to project manager for Reba McEntire, Brantley Gilbert, Cheap Trick, Midland, Trent Harmon and Tyler Rich.

Fisher ’11

Rian Reed ’11, Laurel, Md., was hired as a special education teacher by the Prince George’s County Public School District in 2012.

Kara Weber ’13, Chester Heights, accepted the position of marketing manager and sales coordinator at Invoq Marketing Company.

Tracy Barnett ’14, Bellefonte, was selected as the 2018-2019 Mark Grimsley Fellow in Social Media. Barnett is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Georgia, studying the American Civil War under the direction of Dr. Stephen Berry.

James ’14

Colin Herbine ’14, Lancaster, started a new career at New Belgium Brewing Company as beer ranger for Central Pennsylvania.

Ariana James ’14, Lancaster, was hired as a senior designer for Godfrey Advertising.

Carly Gallagher ’15, East Stroudsburg, was inducted into East Stroudsburg Area School District’s Athletic Hall of Fame on 2/2/18. Gallagher was a four-year starter at Millersville University, where she scored 1,081 points, 16th-most in Marauders’ history. She is now the girl’s basketball head coach at East Stroudsburg North.

Richardson ‘ 16

Jodie Richardson ’16, Lancaster, was elected judge for the Magisterial District 02-2-01 in 2018. She worked at Millersville University for more than 20 years while she pursued her degree in sociology with a concentration in criminology.

Meghan Stambaugh ’17, Hanover, was hired at Boyer and Ritter CPAs and Consultants as their new marketing coordinator. Stambaugh will assist with digital communications, sponsorships, special events and business development.




Terri Swier ’91 and Russ Brubaker ’89, 11/4/17.

Flounders ’08 and Murphy

Mary Flounders ’08 and Dan Murphy, 3/17/18.

Sarah Ambrose ’09 and Lindsey Schmidt ’05, 10/7/17.

Meredith Baugh ’09 and Josh Lasdin, 10/8/17.

Alexandra Wachman ’10, ’12M and Michael Smith ’09, 4/21/18.

Bridget Lynch ’12 and Brian Sheaffer ’11, 5/27/17.

Sarah Medved ’11 and Ryne Druery ’15, 5/20/18.

Wachman ’10, ’12M and Smith ’09
Lynch ’12 and Sheaffer ’11
Medved ’11 and Druery ’15

















Adam Shoffner ’01 and wife, Tiffany Shoffner ’03, a son, Anthony, 7/19/17.

Tom Baker ’02 and wife, Erin Baker ’03, a daughter, Lila June, 1/23/18.

Baker ’02 and Baker ’03

Lindsay Horan Strosnider ’06 and husband, Blake, a daughter, Ramona Marie, 1/15/18.

Elaine Jaenke Benner ’07 and husband, Matthew Benner ’05, a daughter, Clara Paige, 8/2/17.

Amanda Roland Miller ’08 and husband, Kyle Miller ’08, a daughter, Chloe Jane, 12/29/17.

Amy Wiggins Livengood ’08 and husband, Dean, a daughter, Bree Noelle, 12/14/17.

Heather Zander Campbell ’11 and husband, Adam, a son, Andrew Ryan, 1/14/18.


Charles Richard Beam, Millersville, passed away 1/26/18, at the age of 92. He joined the Department of Foreign Languages of Millersville State College in 1961 as an associate professor of German. He was the Director of the Millersville State College Junior Year Abroad in Marburg, Germany, which was established in 1963. In 2013, the program celebrated its 50th anniversary. In 1986, he established the Center for Pennsylvania German Studies at Millersville University for the study of the Pennsylvania German culture in America.

Ronald Frisbie

Ronald Frisbie, Scranton, passed away on 1/28/18, at the age of 95. He retired in 1992 after spending more than 62 years in the telecommunications industry. A long-time supporter of science education, Frisbie was presented with the President’s Medallion by Millersville University President Francine McNairy in 2012.

Corinne Nissley, East Petersburg, passed away on 6/6/16, at the age of 92. She was president of the local and state Farm Women, an active member of the Church of the Brethren and hosted several exchange students. Nissley was a friend of the University.

Lois Fortenbaugh Crist ’42, York New Salem, passed away on 11/16/16, at the age of 98. She was a second grade school teacher.

DeMoss ’50

Mary Belle Potter Garber ’44, Mount Joy, passed away on 5/22/16, at the age of 93. She was a second grade teacher, teaching two years in Lancaster and 27 years in Elizabethtown public schools. She was an avid knitter and seamstress and enjoyed Bridge, reading and gardening.

Mary Krout DeMoss ’50, York, passed away on 11/8/17 at the age of 88. A teacher for four years in the York County school system. She also taught in the Department of Defense Dependent School System, serving American children on military installations overseas. As a military wife, she spearheaded a group called the Fort Bliss Junior Enlisted Wives’ Club to improve the quality of life for junior enlisted wives and families.

Binkley ’53

Stanley Binkley ’53, Lancaster, passed away on 12/26/17, at the age of 88. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran taught at Hand Junior High School for two years and retired from Hempfield High School after 35 years. He was an active member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church for 82 years.

Louis Croce ’53, Hazelton, passed away on 2/13/16, at the age of 84. A veteran who served in the Korean Conflict, Croce taught Industrial Arts for the Pennsbury School District for 35 years.

Paul McCool ’53, Kingston, passed away on 8/8/17, at the age of 86. He served in education with the Bristol Township School District for 38 years as a teacher, principal and administrator.

McCool ’53

Dorothy Bailey Culver ’54, Bristol, passed away on 3/7/18, at the age of 85. She was a longtime Bristol area resident, as well as an educator for many years.

John Parker ’57, North Wales, passed away on 1/4/18, at the age of 82. He was an educator for 42 years and former professional basketball official. While at Millersville, he led the men’s basketball team to the 1957 NAIA Division I Basketball Tournament and became the school’s first All-American. He was inducted into Millersville’s first Athletic Hall of Fame class in 1995.

Parker ’57

Clarence Yingst ’58, Lititz, passed away on 10/22/17, at the age of 86. A school teacher in the Lancaster School District for 33 years, he was an active member at Lititz Evangelical Congregational Church. Yingst was also a veteran of the Korean War.

Jean Dysinger Martin ’59, Lancaster, passed away on 12/13/17, at the age of 80. An educator in the Lancaster area for 30 years, she was an active volunteer in her community. She served as a Girl Scout leader, church youth group leader and Sunday school teacher.

Theodore Weitzel ’60, Lancaster, passed away on 5/29/17, at the age of 80. A teacher at Wickersham Elementary School for 31 years, he was president of the Lancaster Education Association for several years in the 1970s. He also sang in his church choir for over 50 years.

Weitzel ’60

Beverly Roberts Plowman ’63, Tullytown, passed away on 2/22/16, at the age of 73. A preschool teacher in Marietta, Ga., she was an active choir member at Mount Paran Church of God.

John Clemens ’65, Hershey, passed away on 12/30/17, at the age of 74. A science teacher in Palmyra for 32 years, he coached high school golf for 20 seasons. He was elected to the Lebanon County Educational Honor Society and was a life member of the National Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association and Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees.

Plowman ’63

Leo Ruvolis ’65, Plymouth, passed away on 12/10/16, at the age of 96. A veteran of the United States Army Air Corps and WWII, he worked at York College as the director of the Computer Center and associate professor of computer information systems until retirement.

Bruce Althouse ’68 ’74M, Lebanon, passed away on 3/28/18, at the age of 71. In addition to being a math teacher at Northern Lebanon High School for 31 years, Althouse also taught at Harrisburg Area Community College and Lebanon Valley College. He was a member of the Lebanon County Educational Honors Society and the Lebanon Bible Fellowship Church.

Ruvolis ’65

Jackie Hoke Richards ’68, Newville, passed away on 1/29/18, at the age of 70. She was a Christian educator in various Presbyterian churches, with her last position being a docent in the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May, N.J. Her major ministry interests were working

with the disadvantaged, ministry to migrants and teaching English as a second language.

Grethel VanDevender Vinup ’70, Shamokin, passed away on 4/18/18, at the age of 69. She was an educator at the Manheim Central School District, as well as the Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School.

Stephen Powell ’72, Lancaster, passed away on 6/6/18, at the age of 68. He retired from his position as head coach for the McCaskey boys’ basketball team after 26 seasons this year. He came to Millersville University on a basketball scholarship and earned the nickname “Bird” for his unusually long “wingspan.” Powell was inducted into Chester High School and Millersville University Athletic Halls of Fame for his basketball achievements.

Althouse ’68, ’74M

Jeffrey Shroyer ’73, Palmyra, passed away on 12/30/17, at the age of 66. He was an industrial arts teacher for 30 years in the Eastern Lancaster County School District, after retiring he was a volunteer at the Caring Cupboard food bank.

Madalyn Heiniger Hofferth ’75, Lancaster, passed away on 5/31/17, at the age of 94. She was an active participant in church and community organizations. She traveled with her husband, widely and was especially impacted by her experiences in Africa. Devoted to her family, she was well-known for her hobbies of gardening and quilting.

Edward Tyrone Love ’75, Philadelphia, passed away on 3/6/18, at the age of 63. He taught at many schools during his career and received the 2011 Lindback Award for demonstrated excellence in teaching students. At Millersville, he was a “75” initiate of Omega Psi Phi. He was the first Omega man to graduate, and he helped to start the Eta Kappa chapter on campus.

Vinup ’70

Richard Koelsch ’80, Lancaster, passed away on 11/19/17, at the age of 60. An active member of Hempfield United Methodist Church, he was dedicated to improving his community. He also had a passion for business and entrepreneurship.

Taylor Ann “Lori” Bent Carroll ’96, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., passed away on 12/31/17, at the age of 44. She was a school teacher in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania for several years, prior to becoming a stay at home mother for her two daughters. She was very involved with her community, coaching softball and field hockey.

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