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have made bold advances in

managing crises, developing

brand messages, protecting

and building brand reputations

and creating content for

digital platforms for their

organizations or clients.

Christian

Frey, Esq.

(philosophy)

was recently

elected as

magisterial

district judge

in Lycoming

County,

marking the first time in many

years that an attorney has been

elected to serve as a member

of the minor judiciary in the

county.

Lisa Phillips

(nursing) was

promoted to the rank of

Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S.

Army Nurse Corps.

Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne

(biology), became the new

medical director for Fairbanks,

a non-profit organization that

focuses on recovery from

alcohol and drug problems, in

June. Mangiacarne is certified

by the American Board of

Addiction Medicine and the

American Osteopathic Board of

Family Physicians.

Medical Center and features the

work of 19 artists. The mural is

located in the Atrium Cafe of

the new Hospital for Advanced

Medicine, Danville, Pa.

Molly (Morgan) Fuller

(mathematics) recently received

the Outstanding Educator

Award for the East Lycoming

School District in Hughesville,

Pa., during the Williamsport/

Lycoming Chamber of

Commerce’s Annual Education

Celebration banquet.

2002

Phil Zimmerman

(communications/electronic

media) was named Discovery

Channel Vice President of

Communications.

He joined

Discovery in 2012 and quickly

rose up the ranks — recently

overseeing campaigns for

some of the cable channel’s

biggest shows, including

“Deadliest Catch,” “Gold

Rush,” “Bering Sea Gold,” the

network’s first true crime series

“Killing Fields” and live events

including “Skywire Live with Nik

Wallenda.”

2003

Dr. Christina (Groves) Bracey

(English literature) earned her

Doctor of Philosophy in human

development at Marywood

University in August 2015. Her

dissertation was titled “How

teachers identify and address

ethical dilemmas.”

Amanda A.

Batz, Esq.,

(physics)

recently

accepted an

associate

position with

the law office

of Bryan M.

McQuillan in Harrisburg, Pa. Her

practice focuses on criminal

defense and family law matters.

In January, she was also elected

as 2016 chair of the Dauphin

County Bar Association’s Young

Lawyer Section and serves on

the board of directors.

Adam Makos

(business

marketing) had a book,

“Devotion,” released in the fall.

To learn more about the book,

and his business, Valor Studios,

visit

www.valorstudios.com.

2004

Jessica (Martin) Peragine

(archaeology and history)

was hired in November 2014

as a natural history curatorial

assistant at the Charleston

Museum, where she oversees

extensive renovations for

exhibits on South Carolina’s

low country. Peragine also

participates in paleontology,

field work and teaching the

science portion of programs to

visiting school groups. In her

spare time, she volunteers for

the archaeologists at Charles

Town Landing.

2000

Deanne (Greene) Vincent

(biology) visited Dr. Jeffrey

Newman, who gave her a tour

of Lynn Science Center. They

also caught up on work and

family (she also used to babysit

his kids). She now has four kids

of her own, and works in the

field of clinical immunology at

Sanofi-Pasteur in Swiftwater, Pa.

While on vacation in Jacksonville,

Fla., in January, A. Sue (Bingaman)

’60 and her husband Jay

McCormick ’59 met a fellow

Lycoming College alumna,

Natalie (Cherry) Rickey ’00, and

her husband, Josh Rickey, and

their three children, Ella, Sloane

and Halley. The families met by

chance on the beach, starting with

“Where are you from?” Once they

realized they were from the same

state, they mentioned colleges

and realized they graduated from

Lycoming. Sue was the director

of alumni relations at the College

while Natalie was a student and

their paths had never crossed until

now.

2001

Sara (Davern) Mika

(art)

created a large quilted

panel, titled “Catalyst,” for

a permanent mural called

“Healing, Wellness, and

Innovation Through the Arts,”

that celebrates the centennial

anniversary of Geisinger

Lauren Lawson-Zilai ’99

Deanne Vincent ’00 and Dr.

Jeffrey Newman

Sara Mika ’01

Amanda

Batz ’03

Christian

Frey, Esq. ’99

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