2018 Spring LC Magazine

had planned to enter the Borgata Poker Open held in Atlantic City, N.J., in September, and possibly return to Las Vegas in December 2017. Randy has been in fixed income sales for 26 years and says poker is real-time risk assessment and that if he hits another six-figure cache, he will consider poker more than a hobby. 93 Anissa (Epple) Ritchie , reading specialist employed through the Capital Area Intermediate Unit, is one of nearly 4,000 teachers across the United States to renew their certificate as a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT). The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, now in its 30 th year, is excited to celebrate these teachers along with the nearly 20,000 teachers currently pursuing Board certification — seen as the profession’s mark of accomplished practice. Working to establish a professional career continuum for teachers, the National Board is at work across the country, setting the expectation that all teachers should demonstrate accomplished teaching via National Board certification and become leaders in their schools and communities. Every child should have the opportunity to learn from an accomplished teacher. 94 Michael Bell released his new book, “DUAL LIVES: from the Streets to the Studio,” which is available on Amazon. The book is an inspiring memoir that describes his rise to becoming one of the most highly decorated public school teachers in America, all while living out a storied professional painting career as “Mob Artist” to America’s most infamous. Photo courtesy of Amazon.com 97 Alicia (Klosowski) Tillman was promoted to chief marketing officer at SAP. Alicia joined SAP Ariba in 2015. Prior to that, she spent 11 years at American Express and was the head of marketing and business services, and previously head of public affairs, corporate communications and media relations for the global business travel division. Alicia lives in New Jersey with her husband, Bill, and their two children, Riley and William. 03 Jennifer (McDaniel) Fenn authored her first novel. Based on a true-life event, “Flight Risk” was inspired by a true story about a man named Colton Harris Moore (a.k.a. the Barefoot Bandit) who burglarized at least 100 private homes on the West Coast, stealing several small airplanes, a boat and two cars. Moore stole and crashed airplanes as a teenager and used them in his crime spree. The novel is selling well on Amazon. After Lycoming, Fenn graduated from Rosemont College’s Master of Fine Arts program. She lives with her husband, two daughters and Scottish terrier in Downingtown, Pa. She earned her teaching certification at West Chester University and has a degree in Photo courtesy of Dailylocal.com language arts. Prior to the birth of her first daughter, she taught at Penns Grove Middle School for four years. 04 Tim Sullivan was named the managing partner of Russo Pelletier & Sullivan, P.A., a St. Petersburg, Fla., based law firm specializing in personal injury, social security disability and criminal defense. 05 Casey Spencer earned a Master of Divinity from Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University in August 2017. He serves as assistant pastor at Faith Wesleyan Church in Williamsport. 06 Kristen Otto was promoted to senior manager of development services at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. 07 Daniel DiRocco has been recognized at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Washington as one of the Talented 12 by Chemical & Engineering News . Dan is a chemist with Merck & Co. and was recognized for his work with modern asymmetric catalysis methods and bringing innovative new reactions to Merck’s manufacturing processes. 08 Arielle (Blanton) Schaub obtained her license to practice mental health counseling in the state of New York. Arielle currently works at Beacon Health Options as a care manager. Lisa Steuer has joined Flexographic Technical Association in Bohemia, N.Y., as a content developer. In this role, she works on the company’s website, as well as edits and writes articles for FTA’s monthly FLEXO Magazine , which provides resources, industry updates and helpful training techniques to those in the flexographic printing segment. 11 In May 2017, Robert Beamon was promoted to a QA2 analyst at Bayer where he has been working since 2011. In September 2017, he also accepted a short-term assignment with the Method Development and Metrology group as a step in his career development at Bayer. Melody (Johnson) Bradley (who writes as Melody Johnson), will release her fourth book and conclusion to the Night Blood Series, “Day Reaper,” in April 2018. It is published by Lyrical Press/Kensington Publishing. 13 Michael Ludwig earned his doctoral degree in human anatomy from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. In October 2017, he began his career as an assistant professor in human anatomy at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in Baton Rouge, La. He will be helping with the set-up of their new Doctor of Physical Therapy program, as well as teaching for their Physician Assistant program. 42 LYCOMING COLLEGE 2018 SPRING MAGAZINE