2014 Lycoming Winter Magazine - page 32

1971
Jon “Craig” Koons
570-587-3928
Dean Handley
(biology) worked
at Novartis, a Swiss multinational
pharmaceutical company, where
he patented Sandostatin for
cardiovascular disease, and at Sepracor
Pharmaceuticals, now known as
Sunovion, where he discovered and
patented Clarinex for allergies and
Cymbalta for obstructive sleep apnea.
He has since retired, learned to trade
the futures derivative market and is now
a head trader at Tesseracttrading.com.
He, his wife, April, and 6-year-old son,
Jackson, live in Massachusetts.
1972
Linda (Burton) Kochanov
203-744-0393
The Rev.
Virginia
“Ginny” (Samuel)
Cetuk
(philosophy)
was appointed
interim dean of Drew
Theological School
in Madison, N.J. She
has served Drew in a leadership
capacity for more than 30 years. Ginny
most recently was associate dean for
Members of the Class of 1970 recently held a mini-
reunion in Mackeyville. Shown are classmates
Bobbie (Fortney) Doyle, Sue (Bewley) Myers and
Kathy Starzer-Farrell; in the bottom photo, Judy
(Dayton) Abrams, Carol (Edgerton) Downey and
Lydia Hadley.
contextual learning and associate
professor of the practice of Christian
ministry. She is an ordained elder in the
United Methodist Church and a member
of the church’s Greater New Jersey
Annual Conference. Ginny also is the
author of “What to Expect in Seminary:
Theological Education as Spiritual
Formation.”
1973
Virginia “Ginny” Shamlian
or
Sherrie (Burton) Smith
410-280-9086
1974
Sherry L. MacPherson
856-765-1476
1975
Gail (Gleason) Beamer
508-460-0682
1976
Tom Eisenman
567-204-8889
Wes Coates
(managerial economics)
was named the vice president and sector
manager of planning and operations
analysis at SYSTRA, an international
engineering and consulting group. He
has 35 years of experience in managing
public transportation programs,
including MTA Capital Construction’s
East Side Access and Amtrak’s Empire
Corridor projects.
1977
Brian Leonard
703- 220-8121
Sarah (Wahl) Campbell
(sociology)
was featured on NBC’s “The Today
Show” in July. During the segment,
1980
Roy Crowe
1981
Jeffrey S. Reddall
281-242-6010
John Murray
(history) was selected
to the Specifications and Purchasing
Committee for New Jersey Association
of School Business Officials. John is an
administrator for Boonton Township,
N.J., and has been a school business
administrator since 1990.
State Sen. David G. Argall held a town hall
meeting in August in Berks County, where he
was surprised to meet two very special new
constituents in former Lycoming President
Frederick Blumer and his wife, Ann. From 1978-
80, Blumer and then-Student Assembly President
Argall and his colleagues from the Student
Association of Lycoming College worked together
to create a new student judicial system as well as
a new Campus Activities Board and entertainment
fee system.
Sarah turned on her cochlear implant for
the first time and one of the first sounds she
heard was that of her young granddaughter
giggling.
David “Nick” Ecker
(psychology)
and his business partner opened a new
restaurant called 500̊
in Derby, Conn.
1978
Edward and Jane (Snyder) Bird
Thomas Leitzel
(business
administration) became the fourth
president of South Florida State College on
July 1, 2013. He has worked for more than
35 years in higher education as a professor
and administrator. For the last five years,
Thomas was president of the Technical
College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort, S.C.
1979
John Piazza
570-321-1818
Virginia (Samuel)
Cetuk ’72
Wes Coates ’76
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