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Barbara L. Sylk ’73

Board of Trustees



Barbara L. Sylk and her husband, Leonard, recently hosted the inaugural

opening reception of the Lycoming College Art Gallery in downtown

Williamsport. Together, they have become a major influence, helping the

Lycoming College art community engage more with the City of Williamsport.

Barbara has curated several exhibitions, including one for Burlington County

College in her hometown of Mount Holly, N.J. She is currently a member of

the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) and the Greater Philadelphia

Cultural Alliance. In the past, she served as a member of the Lycoming College

Alumni Association Executive Board and president of the CADME Gallery in


Barbara received her bachelor’s degree in art from Lycoming College and

her master’s degree in art education from the Philadelphia College of Art, now

known as the University of the Arts. Barbara and Leonard currently reside in

Merion Station, a town contiguous to Philadelphia.

Frank G. Pellegrino

Board of Trustees


Williamsport native Frank Gerard Pellegrino is co-founder and executive

vice president of PRIMUS Technologies Corporation, a business that has been

a leading electronics manufacturing services provider since 1959. He also

is the chief executive officer of various companies both in and around the

Williamsport area, including Dice Surgical and Home Health, Computer Science

Resources, M&M Sheetmetal and Steel Fabrication, Williamsport and Culligan

Water and Water Treatment Systems, Susquehanna River Valley Realty and

Yoder Insurance Incorporated.

Pellegrino is an arts and recreation advocate, serving as the secretary of the

corporation on the Community Arts Center board of directors, and as a member

of the Hiawatha Inc. board. He is invested in the future of area students as well,

serving as the acting vice president of the First Community Foundation of

Pennsylvania, working on the organization’s marketing, executive and regional

advisory board committees. Additionally he is the president of the board of

directors of the Beatrice M. Eck Educational Endowment Fund of Lycoming

County for the Diocese of Scranton.