Stepping into the Future

Stepping into the Future

The threat of rain coupled with cool temperatures and gusts of wind were no match for the Class of 2014’s determination to hold its commencement exercises outside on Sunday, May 4. The tradition-rich ceremony on the Quad was highlighted by 279 seniors receiving their diplomas from President Kent Trachte.

For our students, “Life after Lyco” includes full-time employment, graduate school, internships and study abroad opportunities. Here is a sampling of the future plans of Lycoming’s newest alumni:

Sarah Banatoski, art - Master’s program in painting at Syracuse University

Gretchen Bartizal, biology - Master’s program in forensic science at King’s College in London, England

Kendra Bitner, corporate communications and business marketing - District manager trainee program for ALDI

Jake Briggs, political science - Finance assistant position for Natalie Tennant’s U.S. Senate campaign in West Virginia

Meredith Ellmore, psychology - Psychiatric assistant at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Stephanie Figueroa, biology - Doctorate of veterinary medicine program at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Andrea Fitzsimmons, psychology - Law degree program at Widener University

Maralee Fye, business - Management development program with M&T Bank

Shelby Gear, psychology - Master’s program in mental health counseling at Medaille College

Ashely Gimbel, biology - Master’s program in biomedical sciences at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Domenico Giordano, business marketing - Marketing and sales at the Party Center

Nicole Gramlich, financial accounting and business - Assurance and audit associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers

Kimberly Guthrie, financial accounting and business - Staff accountant in the auditing department of ParenteBeard, LLC

Rebecca Haston, political science - Paralegal with Steinbacher & Stahl

Rebecca Haygood, archaeology and religion - Master’s program in near and middle eastern civilizations at the University of Toronto

Maureen Heagy, financial business - Training specialist at eMoney Advisor, LLC

Tory Irwin, creative writing - General assignment reporter for the Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Patrick Kalish, business management and sustainability - Sales administrator for Ritz-Craft Corporation

Kerri Kearney, French and history - English language teaching assistant for the French Ministry of Education at a school in France

David Kenward, physics and astronomy - Doctorate program in physics at the University of New Hampshire

Tim Kocher, chemistry - Doctorate program in osteopathic medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kassandra Lee, psychology - Master’s program in cognitive and behavioral science at Illinois State University

Chris Liefield, physics – Master’s program in mechanical engineering at the University of Portland

Kayla McQuaid, psychology - Master’s program in social work at the University of Pennsylvania

Christina Muthard, psychology - Doctorate program in clinical psychology at Marywood University

Viet Nguyen, economics - Doctorate program in economics at SUNY Binghamton

Amal Sayed, biology - Master’s program in public health at the University of Sheffield in England

Megan Sullivan, English literature - Policy intern at Aetna Better Health Medicaid Insurance

Matt Talerico, criminal justice - Youth special services worker at Mid-Atlantic Youth Services

Cory Trego, biology - Master’s program in fisheries and wildlife biology and management at West Virginia University

Amy Vaughn, archaeology and religion - Master’s program in classical studies at Villanova University

Justin Walker, biology - Doctorate program at Penn State University College of Medicine

Victoria Yuskaitis, creative writing and archaeology - Master’s program in medieval archaeology at the University of Sheffield in England

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