E. Eugene Yaw
administration) received the Israel Unity
Award at the Central Pennsylvania State
Israel Bonds Dinner on April 22 in
Jon “Craig” Koons
Linda (Burton) Kochanov
Virginia “Ginny” Shamlian
Sherrie (Burton) Smith
Sherry L. MacPherson
biology) has been
appointed director of environmental
health and safety at Astro Pak
Corporation in Costa Mesa, Calif.
An alumni band reunion at Bethany United Church in Palmyra, Pa., in June. Seated from left are Melinda
Alford ’67, Evie (Curtis) Mann ’67 and Gretchen (Pasel) Ward ’67. Standing are Dr. Glen Morgan, Barb
Seese) Dearing ’77, Donna Shambaugh ’78, Scott Gelnett ’75, Andy Bucke ’71, Gloria (Bodtorf) Clark ’67,
Art Montgomery ’70, Richard Clark ’68, Carol Lindsay ’72 and Robert Winter ’68.
Alumni from the Classes of 1974-77 reunited for some golf in the Poconos. Pictured from left are Jeff
Swenson ’76, Kelsey Green ’74, Andy Herb ’76, Steve Keech ’76, Greg Bussy ’74, Bill Mellor ’76, Dave
Melick ’77 and Wayne Grear ’74.
Edgar recognized as
leader in nonprofit sector
Bob Edgar ’65 has been
The Nonprofit Times
in its annual “Power & Influence
Top 50” listing of nonprofit
Edgar is the president and CEO
of Common Cause, a nonpartisan,
grassroots organization dedicated
to restoring the core values of
American democracy, reinventing
an open, honest and accountable
government that works for the public interest, and
empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard.
The list celebrates some of the nonprofit sector’s top
executives and strategists. Edgar is in good company,
appearing along with leaders such as Bill Gates, co-founder
of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Brian
Gallagher, president and CEO of United Way Worldwide.
This is the fourth time Edgar has received the recognition.
Edgar has led Common Cause since 2007, arriving there
with a long history of leadership and public service that
includes 12 years in Congress. He was elected to the U.S.
House of Representatives in 1974, and during six terms he led
efforts to improve public transportation, fought wasteful water
projects and authored the community Right to Know provision
of Super Fund legislation. He served on the committee that
investigated the deaths of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and
President John F. Kennedy and also served on the Veterans
Affairs Committee, working on issues involving Agent
Orange and readjustment counseling to treat post-traumatic
Edgar was the general secretary of the National Council
of the Churches of Christ in the U.S. for seven years before
arriving at Common Cause. He is the author of “Middle
Church,” a call to progressive people of faith to take back the
moral high ground from the extremists and make America a
better and less divided country.
In addition to a bachelor’s in history from Lycoming, Edgar
earned a Master of Divinity from the Theological School of
Drew University and holds five honorary doctoral degrees.
Bob Edgar ’65
LYCOMING COLLEGE 2012 SUMMER MAGAZINE