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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

To learn more about how your gift

can strengthen Lycoming, visit

or contact:

Lycoming College Office of Advancement

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Williamsport, PA 17701


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