Four alumni honored
during homecoming
The Lycoming
College Alumni
Association Executive
Board (AAEB) presented
four awards during the
College’s Homecoming
activities on Oct. 20.
Charles D.
Springman ’59
Angela R. Kyte
Outstanding Alumnus
Award
Springman was the
senior vice president
of operations for
Lord and Taylor
Department Stores.
Upon his retirement, he and his wife, Shirley, returned to the
Williamsport area where he has volunteered for numerous
non-profit organizations, government agencies and the
United Methodist Church. A trustee emeritus of the College,
he remains active on several committees. He was recently
elected a 33
rd
Degree Mason based on his contributions to
society throughout his lifetime, an honor bestowed on only
one half of one percent of all Masons. Springman earned
a master’s in retailing from the University of Pittsburgh in
1960. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force, attaining
the rank of staff sergeant.
Dr. John E. Marthinsen ’70
Outstanding Achievement Award
Marthinsen is a professor of economics and international
business and the distinguished chair in Swiss economics
at Babson College in Massachusetts, where he has served
since 1974. He has been elected a professor of the year by
the student body and received the Thomas Kennedy Award
for Teaching Excellence in 2009. Marthinsen has authored
and co-authored several books; among his most recent are
Managing in a Global Economy: Demystifying International
Macroeconomics
and
Risk Takers: Uses and Abuses of
Financial Derivatives
. He and his wife, Laraine (Danielsen)
’70, have two sons, Eric and Nils.
Gary R. Spies ’70
Dale V. Bower Service Award
Spies served two terms as a board member and treasurer
of Lycoming’s AAEB. He assumed the responsibilities for
the annual homecoming golf tournament which, under his
leadership, was re-named the Thomas Croyle Memorial
Golf Tournament, in memory of his Theta Chi brother who
died tragically in 2007. Spies has served as a statistician for
athletic events and as a commencement usher and greeter.
He continually recruits AAEB members, volunteers for
committees and participants for alumni events. He and his
wife, Karen, reside in Williamsport and have a daughter,
Jenni, and a son, Brian ’02.
Lauren L. Lawson-Zilai ’99
Inaugural Taunia Oechslin Young Alumnus Award
Lawson-Zilai is the director of public relations and
national spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International.
Her prior nonprofit experience includes serving as the public
relations representative for the Children’s Defense Fund,
Doorways for Women and Families and Greater D.C. Cares.
She is the past president of Washington Women in Public
Relations. She is the founder of the Emerging Leaders
Award, a special accolade for young women ages 21-30
who have made a significant impact in the communications
industry. She is the recipient of the Entrepreneurship
Achievement Award from the Greater Washington Women’s
Network. She and her husband, Justin, reside in Potomac, Md.
If you are interested in nominating someone
for the 2013 alumni awards,
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homecoming
oct. 25-27
2013
The 2012 alumni association award-winners were recognized during
homecoming on Oct. 20. From left are Amy Dowling ’04, director of
alumni relations, award recipients Charles Springman ’59, Dr. John
Marthinsen ’70, Gary Spies ’70 and Lauren Lawson-Zilai ’99, and
President James Douthat.
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