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CELEBRATING

We want to celebrate with

you! Please share your births,

weddings, anniversaries, career

changes, retirements and other

life accomplishments with us at

www.lycoming.edu/classnote.

C L A S S NOT E S

1963

Ann (Bennett)

(business

administration) and

Ron

Zeisloft

and

Sandra (Hopf)

(Russian) and

Gerdi Kelsey

(biology) hold a Lycoming

College banner at a stop along

their cross country adventure in

September 2015.

1964

Patricia (Gortner) Dietrich

(biology) received the

Office Support Award for

demonstrating exceptional

commitment and service to the

American Red Cross from the

Chestnut Ridge Chapter/Indiana

on May 20, 2015.

1966

Lois (Loncoske)

(sociology)

and

Dave Shoemaker

(accounting) recently

celebrated their 50th wedding

anniversary with a party at a

yacht club in Point Pleasant,

N.J. Several Lycoming alumni

attended.

1968

Terry Wild

(English) was

selected to showcase his

photography in the Art Corridor

gallery space of the Yale-New

Haven Hospital’s St. Raphael

Campus throughout the month

of February.

1969

Sandra Lea Derr

(English and

elementary education) recently

retired to coastal Delaware.

After teaching in Williamsport,

for 2 ½ years, she taught in

Loudoun County, Va., until

her retirement in 2000. She

was an administrative aide for

Edward Jones Investments from

2002 to 2010. She is hoping

for wonderful relaxing days in

Delaware.

Linda Murdock

(religion),

owner and headmaster of

Lyndon Academy, accepted the

Public Safety Business Partner

of the Year award from the

Rotary Club of Canton during

an “Honoring Heroes” luncheon

held Jan. 26. Lyndon Academy

was awarded this great

honor out of all nominations

submitted by every police

department in the county. More

about the school is available

on Facebook or at www.

lyndonacademy.org

.

1970

Chuck Wells

(German),

president

of Wells

Insurance

in upstate

New York,

has opened a

second office

in the Phoenix, Ariz., area. The

insurance agency specializes in

property and casualty insurance

for businesses. After graduating

from Lycoming in 1970, Chuck

was a high school German

teacher and then a road patrol

police officer. He was also an

executive bodyguard who

received a medal of bravery

for protecting police officers,

aid workers and politicians

immediately after Hurricane

Katrina. And yes, as a Lycoming

1968 MAC swimming champion,

he still swims, although a little

slower!

Ray Keller

(accounting),

Jack

Myers

(accounting) and

Wally

Skok

(psychology) had an

From left to right: Karen (Dohrman) Gibson ’65, Leona (Glenn) Foore

’65, Lucy (Dersham) Fessler ’65, Louise (Gossler) Henry ’65, Paul Henry

’66, Lois (Loncoske) Shoemaker ’66, David Shoemaker ’66 and Gloria

(Zeigler) Greevy ’68.

Chet ’65 and Denny (Brown) ‘65 Derr celebrated their 50th wedding

anniversary last fall with their 15 grandchildren.

Chuck Wells ’70

Linda Murdock ’69, center, poses with the Public Safety Business

Partner of the Year award for Lyndon academy with the Holly

Springs police department honorees.

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LYCOMING COLLEGE 2016 SUMMER MAGAZINE