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Kirsten (Newman) Heck


was a

2014 graduate from John

Hopkins University with a

Master of Liberal Arts degree.

Corey Henfling

was recently

honored as the guest speaker

at the

10th Annual Bradford

County Work with Me Day.

Corey serves as the dean

of students for Scranton

preparatory School and

spoke to 33 students who

participated in this job-

shadowing event.

Rebecca Jervey (physics

and astronomy

) has recently

moved into the city of

Philadelphia and will be a

founding teacher at a new

Philadelphia Public School

this year. Her new school is

a partnership between The

School District of Philadelphia

and the non-profit

organization Building 21. As a

founding teacher, Rebecca is

developing interdisciplinary

curriculum for classes such

as Flight, Mythbusters and

Math Workshop to enable

students to work at their own

pace, discover and develop

their passions, and make

a difference in their world.

Building 21 Ferguson is the

first in a new movement of

Song of the Year:


with My Father," Richard

Marx, Luther Vandross,


At the Movies: “


Aviator”, “Collateral”,

“Eternal Sunshine of the

Spotless Mind”, “Friday

Night Lights”, “The

Incredibles”, “Kinsey”,

“Maria Full of Grace”,

“Million Dollar Baby”,

“Sideways”, “Spider-

Man 2”

In the News:


Brin and Larry Page,

founders of Google, the

phenomenally popular

search engine, became

instant billionaires when

the company went public

in August.



Public High Schools that will

be expanding to Allentown

next year and has plans

to expand throughout the

country in the next decade.

Laura Thompson (English

and creative writing)

was nominated for a 2014

Pushcart Prize. Her poems

have recently appeared in

“The Fertile Source”, “Oysters

and Chocolate”, “Stirring: A

Literary Collection”, “PANK,

Adanna, and Swamp”. Her

chapbook, The Space I

Leave for It, is forthcoming

from Standing Rock Cultural

Arts Center. She is currently

enrolled in the Ph.D. in English

and Comparative Literature

doctorate program at the

University of Cincinnati.


Joseph O’Neill (financial

accounting and financial


was named to the

The Pennsylvania Institute of

Certified Public Accountants

(PICPA) 2014-2015

distinguished list of young

leaders. He was selected for

his ongoing commitment to

the accounting profession at

ParenteBeard, demonstrated

through the PICPA and

community work. He will be

featured in the fall issue of

the Pennsylvania CPA Journal

and recognized at the PICPA’s

leadership conference in

Harrisburg, Pa.

Krystal Brooks


accepted a position as

associate director of the

College and Early Career

Women at the Forté

Foundation, a non-profit

consortium of leading

companies and top business

schools working together to

launch women into fulfilling,

significant careers through

access to business education,

opportunities, and a

community of successful

women. Krystal was previously

director of admissions at

Carnegie Mellon University’s

Tepper School of Business.


Cassie Cure (creative writing)

has recently been named the

study abroad coordinator at

Sam Houston State University

in Huntsville, Texas where

she is also working on her

master’s in higher education


Gabrielle (Slanina) Gallagher


is now the

marketing communications

editor at National Catholic

Educational Association

in Arlington, Va. She is

responsible for developing

and managing all publications

including the association’s

magazine, newsletter, and


Julie Harahush (political

science and economics)

returned to her hometown

and was sworn in to practice

before the county court

house in Schuylkill County.

Jessica Urick Oberlin


published her first book

with two other Lycoming

professors in April of this

year called, “Snapshots of

Reality: A Practical Guide

to Formative Assessment

in Library Instruction.” She

is an assistant professor &

instructional services librarian

at Lycoming College.

Cory Rutter (business

marketing and management)

was recently featured in

the Philadelphia Business

Journal’s 40 Under 40



Jordan Hollander (political

science, international

studies, French)


with his juris doctorate

degree, summa cum laude,

from the Rutgers School of

Law in Camden, N.J. Jordan

was a recipient of the Rutgers

School of Law at Camden

Award for Outstanding

Scholastic Achievement, of

a Rutgers Pro Bono Publica

Award for performing at least

50 hours of pro bono service

during law school and the 2014

Blain E. Capehart Award for

Legal Writing Excellence for

his paper titled “The House

Always Wins: The World Trade

Organization, Online Gambling

and State Sovereignty.”


David Ballard (business



his juris doctorate degree

from The University of South

Carolina School of Law and

has accepted a position in

Sarasota, Fla. as an attorney

with a boutique tax firm.


Angelika Maryniak


from the University of Pennsyl-

vania with a master’s degree

in social work in May and then

received her license in social

work (LSW) and began her

career at Southern New Hamp-

shire University as a career



Andrew Palhamus

passed the

CPA exam in Pennsylvania.

Jordan Hollander