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his year’s All Alumni & Reunion Weekend played host to

345 alumni attendees, who participated in activities such as

the annual golf tournament, planetarium shows, the alumni

picnic, hall of fame inductions and several College-sponsored parties.

Elsewhere on campus, the Class of ’66 celebrated its 50th

anniversary with a dinner and medallion presentation, coffee and

donuts in the College archives with ’66 items on display, a group

campus tour and a special procession at the All-Alumni Rally and

Breakfast. By staying in recently-renovated campus dorms, these

special alumni relived their college days by staying up late gabbing,

and maybe playing a prank or two. All alumni are invited to reserve a

dorm room during this special weekend and “take over” the campus!

Attendees also paid tribute to notable alumni, a new

addition to the festivities, which were previously held

during Homecoming weekend:

The Angela R. Kyte Outstanding Alumni Award

was bestowed

upon Joy (Lemons) Brittain ’79 for demonstrating a lifetime of

service to humanity. Brittain became a Peace Corps volunteer after

her time at Lycoming, an experience that she said “challenged her on

all levels,” and shattered her biases, helping her to become a better

teacher. Brittain is now the director of early outreach and support

programs at California State University Monterey Bay, where she

works primarily with low-income and first-generation college-bound

students.

The Dale V. Bower Service Award

was presented to Edward

Gabriel, Ph.D., professor emeritus of biology, for his outstanding

service to Lycoming College. Affectionately known as “Dr. Gabe,”

he taught biology and environmental science for 38 years, advised

and inspired countless students and played a crucial role in shaping

the curriculum and strengthening the biology major. Gabriel is a

lifelong advocate for education who showed persistence in ensuring

that every student understood every idea, theory and concept at

hand, and who worked tirelessly to inspire and encourage students to

pursue their dreams.

The Dr. James E. Douthat Outstanding Achievement Award

was

conferred on Richard “Dick” Yuengling ’66 for achieving significant

accomplishments that reflect positively on Lycoming College.

Yuengling showed great commitment to and passion for his family

business, leading Yuengling brewery during the most prolific era in

its almost 200-year history. Yuengling is generous with his business

acumen, sharing his expertise with his four daughters who represent

the sixth generation of leadership in the family business. He is also a

member of the Pottsville Chamber of Commerce, the local volunteer

fire department and the Lions Club.

The Taunia Oechslin Young Alumni Award

was given to James

“Jaime” DeMarco ’01, for significant contributions to his profession,

and for demonstrating leadership and accomplishment in his career.

A photographer and owner of his own business, DeMarco pioneered

new techniques in digital photography. DeMarco has remained a

vibrant part of the Lycoming arts community, contributing his time

and expertise by returning to campus to review portfolios and to

work with students.

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Members of the Class of 2006 gathered at Lycoming’s

downtown art gallery for a reunion reception on Friday

night of Alumni Weekend

Greg Sye ’09 is inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame

during a ceremony celebrating Warrior athletics

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