Wednesday, May 29th, 2024
Review Magazine

Class Notes | 2020

Check out the Class Notes section from the Spring-Summer 2020 Review Magazine.


Dominick DiNunzio, Ph.D. ’53, Levittown, was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who in America. This prestigious honor is bestowed for his role as a leader and educator in public
education, community service and private business endeavors.

Paul Cunningham, Ed.D. ‘56, Lancaster, was honored by the McCaskey Alumni Association as a member of the Distinguished Alumni Class of 2019.


William Loercher ‘66, ‘74M, Manheim, was named National Tennis Champion by the United States Tennis Association in 2003, 2005 and 2008.

Janice Pearce ‘69, Norristown, retired from the school board of the Norristown Area School District. The high school library in the district is being renamed in her honor.


Vincent Cotter, Ph.D. ‘72, ‘79M, Bradenton, FL, published his second novel “Igniting School Performance: A Pathway from Academic Paralysis to Excellence.”

Andrea Olewiler Adams ‘73, York, published a book, “Encountering Christ: Stories of 12 Women Who Walked and Talked with Jesus.”

Barbara Groff Berheide ‘76, Wilmington, DE, retired after 37 years at Tybout,
Redfearn and Pell.

John Rudick, RN, BSN, CMSRN ‘74, Middletown, retired after 22 years as a registered nurse coordinator from UPMC Pinnacle Health Interventional Radiology department.

Richard Filer ‘75, Murrells Inlet, SC, retired from Vernon Blitzer Association on 6/7/19.

Jerri Anne Helsel Johnson ‘76, ‘87M, Lancaster, was named chair of the Board of Directors for WomenHeart.


Dee Alutius Pettine ‘80, Pottstown, retired on 4/17/19 after 33 years as a teacher in the Pottstown School District.

Carla-Lee Plomchok ‘81, ‘83M, ‘04M, Strasburg, retired on 6/30/19 after 38 years as a teacher and supervisor in the technology education field.

Cindy Albaugh ‘82, Tuckerton, NJ, retired on 6/30/15 after 33 years as a 1st and 3rd
grade teacher in the Stafford Township School District.

Robert Brandon ‘83, Lewisberry, will transition to president and CEO of Penn National Insurance in August 2020.

Kevin Bunn ‘83, Fleetwood, retired on 2/1/19, ending his career as a key business
development manager.

Melissa Rowlands Williams ‘88, Grantville, was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing at SpiriTrust Lutheran.


Sue Marcello ‘89, Aston, earned a certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).


Mary Taylor Ressler ‘92, ‘97M, Manheim, was a summit speaker at the World Literacy Summit 2020 in Oxford, United Kingdom.

Paul Rossi, Esq., ‘93, Mountville, was announced as campaign manager for Roque De La Fuente.

Duncan Smith ‘93, Ocean View, DE, was named chief operating officer for Sussex

Arthur Williams ‘93, Bowie, MD, is a contributing author for “Leadership Tidbits: Powerful Strategies Every Leader Needs to Know in Order to Win.”

Jason D. Wright, Ph.D., ’94 ’96M, Atlanta, GA, was named Teacher of the Year by his school district. He formed and maintains a “Gentlemen’s Club” for 5th grade boys, which uses roleplay techniques to teach respect and other skills.

John Black ‘95, ‘01M, Lancaster, was promoted to special education director at New Story Lancaster.


Ron Bleacher ‘96, Lititz, was promoted to program director of WROZ-FM and WONN-FM.

Kimberly Arnold Coons ‘97, Fulton, NY, was promoted to director of education and volunteer services at Rosamond Gifford Zoo.


Ryan Landis ‘97, Ephrata, was named the District 3, Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Region 5 Athletic Director of the Year.

Stephanie Miller Smith ‘97, Manheim, was promoted to director of operations for Bible2School.

Croix Kring ‘98, Collegeville, was promoted to senior manager of global medical process and technology optimization at Pfizer, Inc.

Christian Bensing ‘99, Nazareth, launched his first book series, “Tucker and Zoey Adventures.” The series is geared toward celebrating pet adoption and the power of empathy.


Zachary Campbell, J.D. ‘99, Harrisburg, was promoted to shareholder of Metzger Wickersham Knauss & Erb, PC.

Eboni Ealey ‘99, Philadelphia, was promoted to senior research business manager at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Nancy Wetzel Benson ‘00, West Chester, started a new job as an instructional math coach for Norristown Area School District.


Rocco Flammia III ‘00, New York, NY, is the new director of the live late-night talk show “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” on Bravo TV.

Julie Keefer Wells ‘01, New Holland, began a new job at Forrester Research in July 2019.

Emily Schriver Trang ‘02, Mechanicsburg, joined Summit Trail Advisors as a relationship manager and was elected president of the Kiwanis Club of Harrisburg for 2019-2020.

Maurice Pittman ‘02, Harrisburg, CEO of TGNS Enterprises LLC, has announced the company is partnering with HealthPartners of Minneapolis to lead their EMR implementation.

Douglas Brown ‘05, Camp Hill, was hired as deputy director of community and economic development for Dauphin County, PA.


Elizabeth Curlett Caponigro ‘05, Wallingford, was chosen as a brand ambassador and QVC on-air guest host for Dr. Scholl’s Shoes.

Andrew Smart ‘05, Broomall, was promoted to vice president geospatial technologies of geographIT at EBA Engineering.

Daniel Desmond ‘06, Lancaster, was accepted as partner at Barley Snyder.

Michael Hoffman ‘06, Derry, NH, was promoted to director of NBC Sports Boston.

Joseph Marsh ‘06, Langhorne, was named the first-ever CEO of T1 Entertainment & Sports.

Sara Schwalm ‘06, Conshohocken, has assumed the role of associate director, major gifts at the University of Pennsylvania in February 2020.

Chris Volski ‘07, Plantsville, CT, recently received an Emmy Award for outstanding live graphic design for the 2018 NFL Draft on ESPN.

Mark Green ‘08, Elkins Park, started working as the director of institutional research at Holy Family University.


Sarah Higgins Green ‘08, Elkins Park, started a new job managing clinical research for the Division of Nephrology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Jason Meckes ‘08, Harrisburg, was announced as the experience development director of Visit Hershey & Harrisburg on 11/5/19.

Rebecca LeFever Hanlon ‘09, York, was recognized as a Central Penn Business Journal “40 Under 40” recipient for 2019.


Jennifer Hill ‘09, Lancaster, was made partner as an owner at Domani Wealth.

Kenneth Smith Jr. ‘09, Chester, was hired as assistant manager for Prenlyn Enterprises, DBA: Midas.



Caitlin Lizotte Gibson ‘10, Fairfax, VA, began a new position as workday configuration analyst at Red Hat on 4/1/20.

Barbara Choroneko Seddon ‘10, Manheim, was hired as an accountant for Saxton & Stump law firm.

Lauren Zook McGwin ‘11, Gaithersburg, MD, had two articles published in White House History Quarterly.

Melinda Hutchison Miller ‘11 ‘14M, Lititz, joined Landis Homes as the assistant nursing home administrator.


Mark Stewart ‘11, Englishtown, NJ, was promoted to splunk core subject matter expert (SME) at Splunk Core.

Lauren Bollinger ‘12, Lancaster, celebrated one full year of business as owner of Going Mutts Pet Services, LLC.

Chris Buseman ‘12, Lansdale, accepted an account executive position for Aon Affinity.

David Campbell ‘12, Williamsport, began a new position as a quality engineer for Spring City Electrical.

Catherine Beck Christmas ‘12, Conestoga, became the marketing director of Younger Realty Group.


Danielle Singleton ‘12, Lancaster, began a new position as a server at C’est La Vie, a new French bistro located in downtown Lancaster.

Matthew Wilson ‘12, Harrisburg, was named corporate counsel for Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc.

Greg Durham, RCRSP ‘13, Omaha, NE, was promoted to director of campus recreation at Creighton University. He previously held the position of assistant director of sport programs from 2016-2019.


Marinna Grasley ‘13, Philadelphia, was promoted to account director at Synergy Medical Education.


Tyra Brown ‘14, Exeter, NH, started a new position as assistant director of learning design and development at Southern New Hampshire University.


Billy Duck ‘14, Middletown, DE, began a new position as continuous improvement leader at Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.

Amanda Lyda ‘14, Lancaster, was hired as the marketing communications director at Resurrection Catholic School.


Gina Masciantonio Mudie ‘14, Lititz, was promoted to senior public relations manager at Godfrey.

Aliesha Robinson Clark ‘15, ‘18M, East Earl, became a service coordinator supervisor at UPMC Health Plan, Inc.


Javar Colon ‘15, Reading, started a new job as a first aid and safety sales representative at Cintas.


Kenneth Corl ‘15, Chambersburg, started a new position as an application support analyst for Penn National Insurance.

Emily Lazar Kreider ‘15, Mount Joy, joined the Turkey Hill Dairy team as a training and associate development leader.

Justin Miller ‘15, Lancaster, was promoted to general manager of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store at their Downingtown location.

Cheresha McKenzie Samuels ‘15, Williamstown, NJ, started a new job as a clinical outcomes manager, APN at Inspira Health Network.


Kymberlyn Swanger ‘15, Summerville, SC, started a new job as manager of the Mobile App Development division of Stingray Branding.

Anthony Terranova ‘15, Waltham, MA, was promoted to senior client services associate at Foundation Medicine, Inc.

Ezzeldin Abousaif ‘16, Harrisburg, was promoted to associate software developer at Power Home Remodeling.

Mallory Baughman ‘16, Elizabethtown, became a certified staffing professional and started a new position as senior recruiter at Eurofins PSS Lancaster Laboratories.

Jenna Waite Frick ‘16, Lancaster, started a new position as laboratory analyst I at MTF Biologics.

Miranda Heberlig ‘16, Lancaster, was recently promoted to a senior specialist group leader of recruiting for Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories PSS.

Lanelle Quzack ‘17, Philadelphia, completed West Chester University’s Master of Social Work in May 2020, and will begin Weidener University’s Ph.D. social work program in the fall 2020.


Morgan Speakman ‘17, North Bethesda, MD, was hired as a market sales manager with the PepsiCo Walmart Customer Team.

Ayla Torchia ‘17, Orlando, FL, started a new position at Electronic Arts at their Tiburon studio.

Torrance Graham ‘18, Midlothian, VA, started a new position as a senior software engineer for Capital One.


Max Gregory ‘19, Rockaway, NJ, was hired by H2M architects + engineers as a construction inspector.

Stephen Jackewicz ‘19, Exton, started a new job in technology sales for Basler AG.

Alexandra Mossaidis ‘19, Villanova, became the program coordinator for alumni relations and annual giving at Ursinus College.

Brittany Saello ‘19, Thorndale, began a new position as a learning support teacher at Chester County Intermediate Unit.

Kate Spang ‘19, Palmyra, started working as the communications coordinator at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet.

Matt Fossett ‘20, West Brandywine, accepted the position of software developer for Vanguard.

Jake Gehman ‘20, Sinking Spring, accepted an internship with the Philadelphia Eagles Fan Services department.

Gracie Strawser ‘20, Millersville, started a new job on 3/23/20 as an accounting specialist for Ned Bard and Son Co.



Stacey Conrad ’99, Willow Street, married Michael Mitton ’01 on 3/14/20.

Rebecca Barker ‘09, Coatesville, married Dan Pelet on 10/19/19.


Sarah Hayduk ‘09, Tunkhannock, married Neil Montgomery on 9/5/19.


Gina Masciantonio ‘14, Lititz, married Andrew Mudie on 10/26/19.

Samantha McGraw ‘10, Langhorne, married Samuel Cler on 9/22/19.

Darian Kline ‘20, New Bloomfield, married Daniel Spriggle on 11/2/19.


Craig Bourquin ‘98, and wife, Gansevoort, NY, a son, Craig Jr. 1/11/18, and a daughter, Elizabeth, 9/06/11.

Sabrina Atkins Borra ‘01, and husband, Brian Borra, a son, Bryce Taylor Borra, 10/24/19.


Gayle Funt Baker ‘02, Gardners, welcomed a daughter, Kayla Elizabeth Baker, 3/29/19.

Katrina Wysocki ‘04, Georgetown, DE, a son, Marek Edward Wulf, 1/11/2020.

Stephen Bigoski ‘05, and husband, Frank Farmer, adopted a son, Adam Francis Farmer-Bigoski, on 11/21/19.


Elizabeth Durden DeMatteo ‘05, ‘10M, and Erique Watson, a daughter, Ruby June Watson, on 4/22/20.

Dr. Michael Albright ‘06, and his spouse, welcomed a son, Murray Michael Albright, 2/1/19.

Lindsay Zimbile Ehrat ‘07, and husband, Dan Ehrat, a daughter, Dylan Marie, 1/23/20.


Nakia Eckert ‘14M, and husband, Gregory Eckert ‘10, ‘13M, a son, Hayden Gregory Eckert, 10/1/19.


John Horst, Kinzers, passed away on 11/25/19 at the age of 96. He taught techniques of science at Millersville University and was awarded associate professor, emeritus status, after he retired.

Esther Martin Heisey ‘42, Lititz, passed away on 6/20/19 at the age of 98. She won first place in the 1995 Dromedary Baking Contest for her original recipe, “Date Delights.” She is survived by two sons and a brother.

Mary Sheaffer Kammerer ‘43, Lancaster, passed away on 7/14/19 at the age of 97. She is survived by her daughters and grandchildren.

Dr. Howard Freeman ‘49, West Chester, passed away on 12/18/19. He is survived by his two children and two grandchildren.

Joyce McCraney Mumma ‘52, Landisville, passed away on 11/21/19. She is survived by her two sons, as well as six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


Roy Garland ‘53, Landisville, passed away on 3/15/20 at the age of 88. During his time at MU, he was active in sports, including all-state football varsity teams for baseball and track; and a member of the Phi Sigma Pi honor fraternity.

Elizabeth Kline Orth ‘54, York, passed away on 5/8/19 at the age of 86. She loved to travel abroad and visited all 50 states. She is survived by her two daughters, four grandchildren and her sister.

Cora Tangert McClune ‘55, Elizabethtown, passed away peacefully on
10/7/2019 at the age of 85. She is survived by her husband, daughter and three grandchildren.

Charles Hartman ‘58, Columbia, passed away on 10/22/19 at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife, siblings, three children, six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Ronald Good ‘59, ‘66M, Ephrata, passed away on 11/2/19 at the age of 81 years old. He is survived by his wife, brother, two daughters, son, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Jackson Leighton Lamborn ‘60, Reading, passed away on 5/27/19 at the age of 81. She was a member of Reading Friends Meeting where she served as a librarian, hospitality clerk and various other positions.

Carol Grain Martin ‘62, Lancaster, passed away on 10/21/2019 at the age of 78. She taught in Lancaster city schools and eventually ran a daycare for over 30 years.

Joan Fritz ‘65, passed away in February 2017. She was a teacher in the Abington School District for over 35 years. She taught first grade at Highland Elementary School.


Frederick Tobias ‘65, Lansdale, passed away on 5/27/18 at the age of 86. He earned a Bronze Star for his service in Korea and was the director at WGAL TV-8 for 11 years.

Kenneth Miller ‘68, Boothwyn, passed away on 12/8/19 at the age of 73. He served as a school director and board member for the Garnet Valley School District. He enjoyed traveling and sports, and loved his family.

Norma Martin Bubb ‘70, ‘73M, Manchester, passed away on 3/5/20 at the age of 74. She is remembered for being a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Janet Herr Kreider ‘71, Lititz, passed away on 1/28/20 at the age of 91. She is survived by her two nephews, a niece and several great-nieces and -nephews.


Louann Baker Butch ‘74, Lancaster, passed away on 12/9/19 at Lancashire Hall Nursing Home at the age of 67. She was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and loved her cats. She is survived by her husband, mother, two children, six grandchildren, three siblings and several nieces and nephews.


Aaron Scales ‘75, Pittsburgh, passed away on 1/8/20 at the age of 68. He was a founding member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at Millersville University.

Richard Hohenwarter ‘76, Lancaster, passed away on 10/31/19 at the age of 66. He loved the great outdoors, the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Benedict Sahd ‘76, ‘79M, Lititz, passed away on 12/18/19 at the age of 65. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter and many siblings.

Timothy Dellinger ‘77, York, passed away peacefully on 10/30/19 at the age of 63. He is survived by his sister, brother, nephews, niece, great-niece and greatnephews.

Gail Woolbert White ‘78M, Millersville, passed away on 10/27/19 at the age of 83. She taught English and reading in various Pennsylvania public schools, including Penn Manor School District.

Michael Boone ‘86, Millville, passed away on 10/7/2019 at the age of 55. He is survived by his mom, two sisters, nephew and niece.

Genevieve Krause ‘91, Millersville, passed away. She enjoyed hiking, vacations, walks in downtown Lancaster city, card games and playing tennis.

Sherry Ayler ‘14, ‘16M, Harrisburg, passed away on 12/11/19 at the age of 56. She is survived by her mother and two brothers.

Leave a Reply