Page 28 - 2012 Spring Lycoming Mag

To nominate someone for an alumni award and to view past award
recipients, visit the alumni association’s website at
or contact Amy Dowling ’04, director of alumni relations,
at 570.321.4134 or
Dear Friends,
In the blink of an eye spring semester classes will conclude, finals will be administered and
our senior class will process through the Oliver Sterling Metzler Gate, starting the first chapter
in their life as Lycoming alumni. The week after commencement, our campus traditionally feels
a little empty—there are no Frisbee players or sunbathers on the Quad, no line at the Registrar’s
office and the sound of chatter, music and laughter from the residence halls falls silent.
My friends, we are starting a new tradition! The weekend following commencement 2012,
alumni students” are going to take over for an unforgettable inaugural Alumni Weekend.
Whether you choose to spend the nights on College Place in an extra-long twin bed, suited
with your best friends or in the comforts of a local hotel, I sincerely hope you’ll register to take
a class or two, join in a reunion, attend a beer and wine tasting with faculty and coaches and
celebrate 200 years of Lycoming at the Bicentennial Bash on the Quad.
I hope to see you on campus for the festivities May 11-13, 2012!
Amy S. Dowling ’04
New Alumni Association Award established
Lycoming’s Alumni Association Executive Board (AAEB) is pleased to announce the
establishment of a new annual alumni award. The Taunia Oechslin Young Alumni Award
will be given for the first time at the alumni association’s annual brunch on Saturday, Oct.
during 2012 Homecoming festivities.
Taunia (Halcrow) Oechslin ’92 was a valued member of the AAEB, who lost her
battle with breast cancer in 2009. During her time at Lycoming, Taunia was a Big Sister,
member of Circle K, the Political Science Club and the Alpha Pledge Class of Alpha
Sigma Tau sorority. After graduation, she began a 17-year career with the American Red
Cross. Taunia established an annual “Girls Night Out” fund-raiser to benefit the Joyce
Murtha Breast Care Center. She also served as Lycoming’s New Student Convocation
speaker in 1998.
Taunia Oechslin Young Alumni Award
Given to a graduate of Lycoming College who has made significant contributions
to his/her profession; demonstrates leadership and accomplishment in his/her
career; exemplifies outstanding service and volunteerism to the College or the
community during the first 15 years since graduating; and whose ongoing work
reflects positively on the College.
Clark Gaughan ’77
Christine (Colella) Zubris ’04
st Vice President
William Hessert ’85
Wendy (Park) Myers ’89
Melany (McGillvray) An ’07
Dr. Kimberly (Lazar) Bolig ’79
Andrew Buck ’71
Joseph Bunce III ’63
James Burget ’72
John Casciano ’05
Anne Marie DiSante ’06
Austin Duckett ’02
Dr. Heather Duda ’98
Past President
Dr. Shannon (Keane) English ’94
Richard Felix ’56
Dr. William Gallagher III ’70
Rev. Robert Graybill ’73
Dr. Joanne Hullings ’79
Capt. John Lea III ’80
Rev. Dr. Andy Lunt ’66
Nancy Marple ’91
Lindsay Martin ’07
Rev. Dr. Ronald McElwee ’71
Andrea (Duncan) Mitcheltree ’01
April (Sparks) Orwig ’98
Capt. Richard Raudabaugh ’60
Dr. Linda (Wabschall) Ross ’69
Michael Ruddy ’05
Kurt Weirich ’90
Michele (Connors) Witowski ’06
Ann (Bell) Wood ’73
Lycoming College
Alumni Association
Executive Board