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earned the Member of the Appraisal
Institution designation from the Appraisal
Institute.
2004
Christine Colella
Joe Balduino
(
history) is the new
director of recruitment at Pennsylvania
College of Technology.
Michael Powell
(
biology) was
recently named executive office
program administrator at The American
Association for Cancer Research. He
earned a Ph.D. in genetics and cancer
biology at Thomas Jefferson University
in February 2011. After completing his
degree, he worked as a postdoctoral
research fellow in pediatrics and
oncology at The Children’s Hospital of
Philadelphia.
2005
Kristen Dart
Kristen Dart
(
history, Spanish) is
an assistant coach with the women’s
basketball program at Skidmore College.
Kristen (Gearhart) Daugherty
(
sociology) is a member of the long-term
care planning team at Steinbacher &
Stahl Law Firm in Williamsport, Pa.
Carrie Firman
(
art) published a book
of digital drawings she completed as
the International Artist in Residence at
Digital Art Studios in Belfast. The book,
Belfast in My Colours,” is available for
preview at carriecfirman.com.
Sean Reese
(
archaeology) presented
An Assessment of Freshwater Unionid
Mussels in the West Branch Susquehanna
River” during Lycoming’s biology
colloquium Feb. 8. He is an aquatic
biologist with the Bucknell University
Environmental Center’s Susquehanna
River Initiative.
2006
Michele (Connors) Witowski
or
Jamie (Hershey) Arnold
Summer Beretsky
(
communication)
recently presented “Facebook and
Beyond! Using Social Media to Enhance
your Job Search” to business students at
Lycoming. She resides in Williamsport
and is a blogger for psychcentral.com.
Walter Makarucha
Jr.
(
art), along with his
team, the New York
Badassilisks, competed at
the 5
th
Quidditch World
Cup in November in New
York City, along with 93
other teams from 27 states
and four countries. The
team had a 5-1 record and
placed third in Division 2.
Alexis Bortle
(
communications) is the
lifestyle and society editor
and staff reporter for the
Morning Times
in Sayre,
Pa. Her work has been
submitted for presentation at the 2012
Keystone Press awards.
2007
Laura (Holdredge) Layaou
Kelly (Natishak) Puzdrak
(
communications) was promoted to
practice manager and marketing director
of Austin Testing & Parenting Group,
a private practice of psychologists,
psychiatrists, licensed professional
counselors and social workers in Austin,
Texas.
2008
Amil Guzman
Jessica Noel
(
art) earned a master’s in
art education from Boston University
in January. She is an art educator in the
Danville (Pa.) Area School District.
Elizabeth (Runyan) Parrish
(
art) was
featured as an artist in Williamsport’s
Grey Art Gallery’s “Here Be Monsters”
show in January.
2009
Ashley Wislock
Rebecca (Trostle) Parker
(
criminal
justice) graduated from the Pennsylvania
State Police Academy in October 2011
and is now a Pennsylvania state trooper
in the Pocono area.
Gillian Robbins
(
archaeology, art)
earned a master’s in library science from
Clarion University in December 2011.
2010
Pamela Burke
(973) 270-3765
or
Jordan Hollander
(908) 872-7525
Sean McGrath
(
archaeology)
participated last summer as a square
supervisor for Lycoming’s archaeological
expedition to Idalion, Cyprus. The
trip was funded by a Platt Fellowship
from the American Schools of Oriental
Research.
Heather Scott
(
communications)
earned a master’s degree in public
relations from the S.I. Newhouse School
of Public Communications at Syracuse
University, graduating summa cum laude.
She has accepted a position as an account
coordinator at Coyne Public Relations in
Parsippany, N.J.
Ashley Steel
(
history, psychology),
an Army National Guard specialist,
graduated from basic combat training at
Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
2011
Bethany Herring
(717) 856-8121
Samantha Ball
(
business
administration) is an insurance agent
near Philadelphia. She also is working
on getting her pilot’s license with her
instructor and fellow graduate,
Jake
Lewis
,
who is a commercial pilot and is
completing his certified flight instructor
course.
From left: Lindsey Andrews, Becky Herd ’06,
Margaret Bortner ’06, Walter Makarucha Jr. ’06,
Ashley Concini ’06 and Sarah Reck ’06.
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