As retired accountants, the Billmans understand the financial impact that their donation
to the college can have in helping others obtain a Lycoming education. This is the main
reason why they made plans to include the college in their will. Their bequest will help to
fund scholarships for students in need, ensuring that future generations will have access to
a great education.
“We had always planned to retire early and worked to that goal,” Jeff said. “I loved my
career, but it did not define me. I had a unique opportunity to retire even a little earlier than
planned, and decided to go for it. We always thought that there are so many interesting
things to do and hoped to be able to enjoy them while we were still relatively young.”
The Billmans lived in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for more than 30 years before retiring and
moving to Hilton Head Island, S.C. Jeff was the chief financial officer for a property
development and management company near Harrisburg, Pa. Carol was an accountant at Holy Spirit Hospital
near Camp Hill before beginning her “second career” teaching group fitness and training classes at the
Harrisburg Area YMCA.
“Although we moved to Hilton Head Island for full-time retirement, we still find many ways to be active,” Jeff said.
Carol, who played tennis at Lycoming, and Jeff, who played basketball, enjoy outdoor sports such as tennis,
golf, kayaking and riding bikes. Jeff is the board treasurer at his local country club, a Stephen Minister at St.
Andrews By-The-Sea United Methodist church and a hole captain
during the PGA’s annual Heritage Golf Tournament. Carol stays
busy by working at a local racquet club, a “Life is Good” store and
volunteering at their church.
“Lycoming was a very important part of our life – we met each other
there – and it had a huge impact on us,” Jeff said. “I played basketball
when Dutch Burch was coach and was impressed with his concern for
us as students and individuals; he was a great guy.”
arol (McDivitt) ’76 and
Jeff Billman ’77 credit
Lycoming College for
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giving them a solid foundation
that offered them the
opportunity to move forward in
their careers and retire early.
Carol (McDivitt) ’76 and Jeff Billman ’77