Page 32 - 2012 Spring Lycoming Mag

Springman named
Alumnus of the Year
Lycoming College had the privilege
of honoring one of its exceptional alumni
during the Williamsport/Lycoming
Chamber of Commerce’s annual
Education Celebration. On March 1,
Charles D. Springman ’59 was recognized
as the College’s 2012 Alumnus of the
Year. Recipients of the award must live
in Lycoming County and be active in
the community and respected in their
Springman and his wife, Shirley,
returned to Williamsport after he retired
as senior vice president of operations for
Lord & Taylor Department Stores. Since
then, he has been an active volunteer with numerous non-profit organizations,
government agencies and the United Methodist Church. Springman is trustee
emeritus at Lycoming and remains active on several committees, including
the Investment Committee responsible for the management of the College’s
He has always served the communities in which he lived. In Williamsport, he
has been a director of the Children’s Development Center and on the board of
trustees of Pine Street United Methodist Church. In Cleveland, Ohio, he was a
member of the Vision 2000 Committee.
His other volunteer service includes serving on the board of the Central
Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church; director and treasurer
of the Williamsport Ross Club; 50-year member of the Scottish Rite; advisory
board of the Salvation Army; and member of the Williamsport Rotary Club,
Lycoming County Board of View, Lycoming County Planning Commission,
Blooming Grove Historical Society and the Loyalsock Township Zoning Hearing
Springman has also spent countless hours as a volunteer with the Little League
World Series, American Rescue Workers, Lycoming County Food Bank and the
Salvation Army Thrift Stores.
Bill Lawry
(860) 658-7217
Nancy (Snow) Cross
(540) 721-0003
Kitty (Traxler) Morrison
(706) 398-3789
James Palmquist
administration) was recently appointed
volunteer state president of AARP
Tom McElheny
Mary (Malloy) Bramstedt
English) was chosen as one of the most
interesting” people living in Geauga
County, Ohio, who promote education
and reading while being involved in
many other community activities. She
is active with the Republican Party. She
served as a city council woman for eight
years, has been appointed to numerous
county boards and has written a weekly
column of community events for local
newspapers. Mary also coached boys and
girls varsity tennis for 17 years, receiving
multiple Coach of the Year honors.
Barbara (Holley) DeFrancis
history), widowed from
Bill DeFrancis
is recently remarried and living
in Pearl River, N.Y., and Naples, Fla.
She is retired from a 30-year teaching
career. Barbara and husband, Peter, enjoy
traveling and have been to countries
such as China, Japan, Argentina, Greece
and Morocco, to name a few. She can be
reached at
Larry Hamilton
accounting) is
continuing full-time consulting with the
seafood industry in Houston, assisting in
the consolidation of a regional firm into a
national distributor. After completion, he
plans to return to Florida for retirement.
Alan Otto
is nearing retirement
and plans to relocate to the Bradenton/
Sarasota, Fla., area. One of his sons
recently completed his third tour of duty
in the Middle East with the National
KDR brothers reunite in December at the Green Dragon Market in Ephrata, Pa. Pictured from left are Roger
Swain ’65, Mel Fleming ’68, Wade Pugh ’67, Bill Bachardy ’66, Bob Lefkowith ’68, Carl Elser ’68, Ray
Desor ’65 and Bruce Patterson ’65.
Charles Springman ’59