2014 Lycoming College Spring Magazine - page 37

Patty (Forbes)Mowell
(art) is a
juriedmember of theWorkingArtists
Forum at theAcademyArtMuseum in
Easton,Md. She also is amember of
theChestertownRiverArtsGallery.
Patty’swork can be seen at
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JohnPiazza
570-321-1818
or
JoanneHullings
267-994-6939
LyndaBrandenburg
(accounting)
is the business and ITprojectmanager
for surgical services at Susquehanna
Health inWilliamsport, where she has
worked since 2005. Lynda and her team
were awarded the 2013Perioperative
Leader of theYearAward at the national
conference of Surgical Information
Systems for demonstrating leadership in
the use of the electronicmedical record
information system.
1980
RoyCrowe
RichardEdgar
(criminal justice) is
the director ofU.S. operations at John
CabotUniversity inRome, Italy. He
previouslywas director of admissions at
St.Mary’sCollege ofMaryland. Richard
lives inMechanicsville,Md.
BillTorney
(business administration)
completed his third 100-mile ride for the
Lymphoma andLeukemiaSociety. He
and his “Team inTraining” fellow riders
raisedmore than $300,000 for the society
at this year’s event.
HeimdeliversHarding lecture
By JerryRashid
BarbaraHeim ’83, BGGroup’s vice
president of human resources, returned to
campus to present “Making theMost ofYour
LiberalArtsEducation,” as a part of the Institute
ofManagement Studies’JamesW. Harding
ExecutiveSpeaker Series onTuesday,March18.
Heim shared that employers are looking
for peoplewho are going to add value to their
organization. Theywant employeeswho are
willing towork hard,make decisions, work
collaboratively, be resilient and be capable of
becoming future leaders. 
“The liberal arts education at Lycoming
prepares youwell for this,”Heim told the students in attendance. “Whether you
are pursuing a higher education after Lyco or getting right into thework force, the
broad knowledge base that degrees in humanities and social sciences prepare you
for ismeeting employers’expectations.”
Heim also encouraged the students to use the skills they have learnedwhile at
Lycoming –whether that is fromworking in the cafeteria, taking on a leadership
role in aGreek organization or playing on an athletic team – to their advantage. 
She added, “Employers aren’t just looking for employeeswho are educated, they
alsowant peoplewho arewilling to be involved.”
As a student, Heim, who earned a bachelor’s in communication, was amember
of the field hockey team and theBetaPhiGamma sorority.
“The friendships Imade at Lycoming are important tome and it is true, they
are friends for life,”Heim said. “The environment that Lycoming provides is not
just educational, but such an excellent social environment that really helps all
individuals thrive to their fullest potential. I am extremely proud ofmyLycoming
education and glad to see the college continuing to thrive.”
Heim joined theBGGroup, aBritishmultinational oil and gas company, in
2009, and is responsible for the human resources strategy and operational human
resources throughout BG’s global operations, including inAustralia, Brazil
andTrinidad. She serves as a seniormember ofBGGroup’sHumanResources
Management Committee and one of her key priorities is to develop the company’s
talent around theworld.
Prior to joiningBGGroup, Heim spent five years as the vice president of
human resources forBurgerKing inNorthAmerica andmore recently, inEurope,
theMiddleEast andAfrica. She previously held human resource leadership
positions at PennzoilQuaker State, EmCareHoldings Inc., Ryder System and
ColgatePalmolive.
Bill Torney ’80
BarbaraHeim ’83
JimTkach ’78 (seated, left)
welcomed a host of Lycoming alumni
and friends to the seventh annual Bo
TkachMemorialGolf Tournament
at theWoodstoneCountryClub
&Lodge inDanielsville, Pa.,
onMay 7. The event serves as a
tribute to Jim’s son, Bo, who passed
away in 2007, and raises funds to
help young people suffering from
mental illnesses and are facedwith
challenging financial circumstances.
Joining Jim at this year’s tournament
wereGeorgeTymoski, Steve
Wiser ’74, DaveBleistein ’77, Rennie
Rodarmel ’72, FrankKindler ’77,
RobbCurry ’69, FrankGirardi, KevinMcVey ’79, John Johnson ’77, FranMiller ’79, Ray
Radomicki ’78, GregBell ’99, President Kent Trachte, BobYoung,MikeClark ’93, Dwight Stilwell ’78,
ChipEdmonds ’98, Pat Schemery andClarkGaughan ’77.
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