and the excellence in care he provided
for his sailors. Jason is enrolled in a
one-year fellowship at the University of
Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
in the surgical placement and restoration
of dental implants. He resides in
Elizabethtown with his wife and children.
Amanda (Keister) O’Rourke
(corporate communications) was named
public relations specialist at Geisinger
Health System, where she handles
national media. As the nation’s largest
rural health services organization,
Geisinger serves more than 2.6 million
residents throughout 44 counties in
central and northeastern Pennsylvania.
Brian Spies
(art-photography)
recently moved back to Williamsport,
Pa., where he hosts a weekly community
arts-based radio program on WXPI 88.5
FM (online at wxpiradio.org) at 7 p.m.
Mondays.
2003
Charlene (Bartolotta) Sterphone
Susan M. Featro
(music and
languages)
sang a holiday concert at
the Tamaqua Community Arts Center
and donated the event’s proceeds to the
center and the Tamaqua Blue Raider
Foundation. She teaches English as a
Second Language at Tamaqua (Pa.) Area
High School. She also has recorded a CD,
Voice Lifted
.
2004
Christine (Colella) Zubris
Brett Curl
(economics) was named
a junior partner at Impact Advertising,
a full-service advertising agency in
Williamsport, Pa., in July 2012. Prior to
that, Brett was employed there for six
years as media director.
2005
Kristen Dart
Lauren (Detwiler) Cooley
(commercial design-photography) was
recently inducted into the Pennsylvania
Association of Dance Teachers Inc.
(Chapter 25). After testing in the subjects
of tap, jazz, ballet and modern, she is
now nationally certified through the
Teachers Training School program for
Dance Masters of America. She resides in
Williamsport.
Kristen Dart
has taken a job with
Planned Parenthood Southern New
England. She is the community organizer
in Rhode Island primarily focused
on college engagement and religious
organizing.
Dr. Jami (Gabert) Scheib
(biology,
psychology) earned a Ph.D. in cellular
and molecular neuroscience from
Vanderbilt University in September 2012.
She is a postdoctoral fellow in neurology
at Johns Hopkins. 
Kevin Socha
(actuarial mathematics)
recently accepted the role of actuary,
head of annuities deferred acquisition
cost with ING in West Chester, Pa. He is
a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and
a member of the American Academy of
Actuaries. Kevin resides in Glenmoore.
2006
Michele (Connors) Witowski
or
Jamie (Hershey) Arnold
Margaret Bortner
(communications-
electronic media) completed the 2012
Philadelphia Marathon held Nov. 17.
Summer (Beretsky) Bukeavich
(corporate communications-photography)
has joined Lycoming College as adviser
of the student newspaper,
Lycourier
. She
comes to the College from Yellowbook
in King of Prussia. She also teaches at
Pennsylvania College of Technology
and Ashford University and blogs for
Psychcentral.com.
Jessica (Urick) Oberlin
(English-
literature and 7-12 English teaching
certification) has joined Lycoming
Outside Magazine
, the
Los Angeles
Times
, OurAmazingPlanet.com and
other media outlets for information about
active hurricanes.
Lori B. Staman
(accounting) has
joined the Watsontown, Pa., office of
RE/MAX West Branch as a licensed
assistant to the associate broker. For
nearly 20 years, she has assisted the
Future Farmers of America alumni in
coordinating the School Day programs at
the Lycoming County Fair. She resides in
Turbotville with her husband, Eric, and
four daughters, and is an active member
of Hughesville Baptist Church.
1999
Heather Myers
570-244-6598
2000
Amanda (Peterman) Dalla Piazza
(570) 546-9440
The Rev. Calvin Rich
(psychology
with minors in religion and sociology)
was recognized for his work as pastor
at First United Methodist Church in
Huntingdon, Pa. He is an adopted,
naturalized American citizen whose
ministry focus is to develop leadership
to meet people who are in the margins.
He also has a passion for missions and
community development.
2001
Andrea (Duncan) Mitcheltree
(908) 859-4525
2002
Austin Duckett
(610) 213-7504
or
Sharon (Rogers) Rotundo
Jason T. Herres, D.M.D.
(biology)
has purchased the assets of Wenger
Dental in Mount Joy, Pa. While he was
in dental school at Temple University,
he was the recipient of the prestigious
Health Professional Scholarship
Program from the United States Navy.
At the end of his naval career, Jason was
awarded the Navy and Marine Corps
Commendation Medal for his diligence
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