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Md., since 1994 and chair of the art

department since 2009. The award is

given to dedicated teachers who show

initiative, creativity and an exceptional

degree of professionalism in teaching. He

is one of 20 winners of the honor.

Kathleen “Kat” Smith

(psychology)

earned certification as an Employee

Assistance Professional and graduated

with her second master’s degree in May.

She obtained a master’s degree in social

work from Widener University and

passed the Pennsylvania state licensure

exam to be a licensed social worker. Kat

has worked full time for the past five

years at Ceridian Corp., where she

provides EAP services across the U.S.,

U.K. and Canada.

1995

Bob Martin

908-326-3044

martin180@aol.com

Dr. Stephen Cairone

(biology)

joined Mercer-Bucks Orthopedics

after nine years in private practice in

Bucks County, Pa. He is board certified

in orthopedic surgery and received

fellowship training in spine surgery

from the University of Pennsylvania. He

serves as an associate clinical professor

of orthopedic surgery at Pennsylvania

College of Osteopathic Medicine.

During the past 10 years, he has served

in served in several capacities for the

American Osteopathic Association of

Orthopedic Surgeons, where he was

inducted as a fellow in 2012. Steve lives

in Wrightstown, Pa., with his wife,

Kari, and their three daughters. He

serves on the board for Council Rock

United Soccer Association and also has

been appointed as director of injury

prevention.

Carol (Papandrea) Herrmann

(history and education) was elected to

a three-year term on the board of the

South Country Central School District

in New York. She is a social studies

teacher at Sachem East High School in

Farmingville, N.Y.

1996

Angela (Dakshaw) Sweeney

919-779-4787

Asweeney22@yahoo.com

Eric Pfirman

(history) has

been named principal at Codington

Elementary School in Wilmington, N.C.

Zachary Rubinich

(political science)

has been certified as a specialist by the

Pennsylvania Bar Association Section

on Workers Compensation Law as

authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme

Court. He also has been selected as a

Rising Star in the Pennsylvania edition

of Super Lawyers for 2013.

1997

Lauren Kolaya

908-755-5710 or

908-962-0816

lyco97@aol.com

or

Kirsten (Schwalm) Miller

570-888-6486

Jess Millard

(education-history) was

the guest speaker for the Class of 1993

at the 121

st

Canton (Pa.) High School

Alumni Banquet on May 25. For the

past six years, he has been the building

administrator at Clark Wood Elementary

School in Elkland, Pa., and has coached

junior high, junior varsity and varsity

football, softball and wrestling.

1998

Brenda (Bowser) Soder

301-598-5526

brendasoder@verizon.net

Kelly (Norton) Knight

(philosophy)

gave a presentation about county

government compliance

with the Affordable

Care Act during the

Maryland Association

of Counties’ summer

conference. She is

assistant vice president,

compliance services, at

the Benecon Group in

Lititz, Pa. Kelly joined

Benecon in January 2011

after 10 years of practicing law in the

private sector. In 2010, she was named

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star.

1999

Heather Myers

570-244-6598

hm7793@att.net

Lance Barry

(communications)

is the public relations manager for

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber in

Cincinnati, Ohio. An Emmy-nominated

journalist and five-time Best of Ohio

Journalism Award recipient, Lance will

be responsible for public relations and

media activities for the chamber. He

previously was a television reporter and

anchor in Cincinnati.

Casey Barnes

(biology) and his wife,

Sally, donated an easement to York

Township, Pa., to ensure that their land

is used for agricultural purposes forever.

The Barnes were the first people to

donate an easement to York County who

did not receive any money in exchange

for preserving the land.

2000

Amanda (Peterman) Dalla Piazza

570-546-9440

Harbingerii@hotmail.com

Katie (Wuestner) Bell

(business-

marketing) was named the April Mommy

Master by

www.mommymasters.com

.

She was recognized for her efforts as

a working mom and entrepreneur who

created Sleevie Savers.

Rosalee “Rosie” Wise

(biology)

was recognized for her efforts as the

garden and youth coordinator for North

Hills Community Outreach, where she

plans and oversees the Rosalinda Sauro

Sirianni Garden in Bellevue, Pa. She has

worked with more than 200 volunteers

and grew more than 3,000 pounds

of food for families and community

members served by the agency’s food

bank programs.

2001

Andrea (Duncan) Mitcheltree

908-859-4525

seed2tree@gmail.com

2002

Austin Duckett

610-213-7504

ducaust776@hotmail.com

or

Sharon (Rogers) Rotundo

SharonR6300@aol.com

Austin Duckett

(business) has been

named director of student engagement at

Widener University in Chester, Pa.

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LYCOMING COLLEGE 2013 SUMMER MAGAZINE

Kelly (Norton)

Knight ’98

Casey Barnes ’99