Chieftain Award

Lycoming College’s highest honor, the Chieftain Award, is conferred to the senior who has contributed the most to the college by supporting school activities, exhibiting outstanding leadership qualities and good moral character, working effectively with others, and whose academic rank is above the median of the preceding senior class.

Chieftain Award Recipients

  • 1952 Nancy R. Hall
  • 1953 Charles Daniel Little
  • 1954 W. Caldwell Mathias
  • 1955 E. Jane Keyte
  • 1956 Bruce David Fisher
  • 1957 Janice Elaine Brisbin
  • 1958 Frederick David Horn
  • 1959 Clifford Orvis Smith
  • 1960 Mary S. Hoffman
  • 1961 William D. Hartman
  • 1962 Onalee R. Barton
  • 1963 John H. Dunston
  • 1964 Michael N. Burr
  • 1965 W. William Wilt
  • 1966 Bonnie S. Byers
  • 1967 Walter G. Edmonds
  • 1968 Patricia A. MacBride
  • 1969 Susan E. Strohmenger
  • 1970 Richard A. Brown
  • 1971 Andrew A. Bucke
  • 1972 Virginia A. Samuel
  • 1973 Dorothy E. Everhart
  • 1974 Natalie M. Epinger
  • 1975 Thomas I. Vanaskie
  • 1976 Virginia A. Haller
  • 1977 Patrick J. Cerillo
  • 1978 Laura M. Coghlan
  • 1979 Charles S. Williams
  • 1980 David G. Argall
  • 1981 Robert W. Bucknam, Jr.
  • 1982 Rebekah B. Sweet
  • 1983 Ronald A. Frick
  • 1984 Deanna J. Cappo
  • 1985 Robert J. Burger
  • 1986 Meg L. Altenderfer
  • 1987 Ann Leslie Shields
  • 1988 Kim A. Nagle
  • 1989 Renee D. Adams
  • 1990 Chad L. Lohman
  • 1991 Margaret M. Hayden
  • 1992 Kerri L. Bloom
  • 1993 Joseph C. DeSimone
  • 1994 J. Elizabeth Clark
  • 1995 Michelle L. Myers
  • 1996 Deanna L. Barthlow
  • 1997 Joy Ann Graeff
  • 1998 Matthew D. Beish
  • 1999 Jason Carroll Luciana
  • 2000 Rodney Merle Karstetter
  • 2001 Jason Walter Murray
  • 2002 Phillip C. Zimmerman
  • 2003 Tricia Pearl O’Connor
  • 2004 Eugene Robert Melvin
  • 2005 Emily Kathryn Lubold
  • 2006 Josemar (Josie) A. Castillo Gutierrez
  • 2007 Jessica E. Gough
  • 2008 Alfonso (AJ) J. Francavilla
  • 2009 Francesca Jillian Piscitelli
  • 2010 Ian Shadrach Shepherd
  • 2011 Rebecca Mae Spencer
  • 2012 Joseph Mario Andrie
  • 2013 John (JR) Ryan Wolff
  • 2014 Cory Tyler Trego
  • 2015 Taylor Marie Kendra
  • 2016 Lindsay Jo Decker
  • 2017 Donald (DC) Charles Mark Keys