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Left to right: Michael Ruddy ’05, communication

committee chairman, Alumni Association

Executive Board, Makos and Trachte

Alumni Association Executive Board President Joanne Hullings stands with

three of the award winners (from left): James Tkach ’78, David Oot ’66,

Dr. Patrick Carey.

_ personally, professionally

and in support of their

alma mater. In appreciation

of their loyalty and

accomplishments, the

Lycoming College Alumni

Association Executive Board recognized four individuals for

successes in their respective fields, dedication to the College

and impact on social issues. The following were honored

during a ceremony on campus during Homecoming weekend.

of Broomfield, Colo., received

the Taunia Oechslin Young

Alumnus award for significant contributions to his

profession, leadership and accomplishments, as well as

for outstanding service to the College in his first 15 years

following graduation. Makos is a founder of Valor Studios, a

family business that honors veterans by telling their stories

both in print and on canvas. He is a

New York Times

best-

selling author whose third book, “Devotion,” was recently

released. Valor Studios has donated more than $50,000 to

veteran organizations and the United Way.

of Arlington, Va., earned the

Dr. James E. Douthat

Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of his

significant professional accomplishments. As the director

for two international health organizations, USAID and

Save the Children, Oot spearheaded a number of initiatives

to increase life expectancies and improve quality of life for

women and children worldwide.

of Williamsport, received the

Dale V. Bower Service Award

for outstanding service rendered to Lycoming College. For

25 years, Carey has supported Lycoming athletics as the

attending physician at home football games and other

athletic competitions. His extraordinary commitment to

Lycoming student athletes on and off of the field make him

a vital part of the athletics program.

of Milford, Del., earned the

Angela R. Kyte Outstanding

Alumnus Award. The award recognizes an alumnus

or alumna who has demonstrated a lifetime of service

to humanity and whose life exemplifies those qualities

encouraged and fostered at Lycoming College. Tkach, a

retired high school teacher and coach, has influenced the

lives of countless students and communities through the

Bo Tkach Foundation, a memorial he and his wife, Sandi,

created for their son who lost his struggle with obsessive

compulsive disorder. The foundation creates awareness

about mental health issues while providing funding for

youth athletic programs, scholarships and otherwise

inaccessible individual mental health screening and

treatment.

LYCOMING

HONORS

DISTINGUISHED

ALUMNI

LYCOMING COLLEGE

GRADUATES

HAVE SUCCEEDED

IN MANY WAYS

Dr. Patrick J. Carey

James G. Tkach ’78

Adam P. Makos ’03

David A Oot ’66

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LYCOMING COLLEGE 2016 SUMMER MAGAZINE

A L UMN I N EWS