Alumni Weekend

Hundreds of alumni returned home to enjoy Alumni Weekend in June!

The beautiful weekend kicked off with the twenty-ninth annual Alumni Weekend Golf Tournament at the Chambersburg Country Club. Several reunions brought together classmates, bandmates, Greek brothers and sisters, and more.

Those attending had the opportunity to take tours of campus and the Luhrs Center, join a special Ship-themed Paint and Sip activity, and enjoy "flaming" desserts, wine pairings, and the SU Night Dinner.


OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNI—At undergraduate commencement, three young alumni received recognition for outstanding work in their field and community: Andrew Blass ’10, Wernersville, science teacher, Wilson High School; Antoinette “Toni” Marchowsky ’05-’06M, Enola, special assistant, Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee; and Rick A. Moyer ’00, Atlantic Beach, Florida, managing partner, PwC Jacksonville Office.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI—Named for SU’s first dean of academic affairs, Jesse S. Heiges, this award honored alumni who distinguished themselves in their field: Michele (Gross) Buck ’82, Hummelstown, president and CEO, The Hershey Co.; Sujata (Narielwala) Chaudhry ’88, Schenectady, New York, owner/CEO, Tangible Development LLC.; David Leon Myers ’90-’94M, New Haven, Connecticut, professor/criminal justice PhD program director, University of New Haven; and Richard Troxell ’83, Coatesville, opera singer.

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE—The service award thanks the unselfish efforts of alumni for the betterment of the university: John and Sandy Gates, Scotland, retired and active volunteers with the Luhrs Performing Arts Center and SU Foundation; and Sam ’59 and Virginia “Ginny” (Weills) ’60 Schucht, York. Sam is retired from Spring Grove Area School District and Ginny retired from sales at BonTon.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT—This award recognizes lifelong career achievements and personal commitment: Ronald G. Gipe ’71, Chambersburg, retired vice president of finance and administration, Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe; and Maj. Gen. Carl G. McNair Jr. (Ret.) ’71M, Springfield, Virginia, special assistant, government relations at Computer Sciences Corporation.

ALUMNI HUMANITARIAN AWARD—In recognition of his impact on the diversity and cultural experiences of students on campus, this award was presented to Samuel Benbow ’89-’96M, associate professor of social work and gerontology, Shippensburg University.