Class Notes

HEY, WHAT'S NEW? Tell us your latest accomplishments and milestones by submitting your news to Class Notes. Alumni news, which is compiled from your submissions and previously published materials, is arranged alphabetically by class year. Photo submissions are welcome. Please submit original, high-resolution photos (300 dpi).



60s

Wilda (McKee) Schooley ’60, Warfordsburg, wrote Supernatural Help for Mae, about her many bad experiences and supernatural help from dirty electricity and EMFs that increase daily because of modern technology.

Deb (Bacher) Hofmann ’69, Claymont, Delaware, is a board member and historic interpreter for the New Sweden Centre in Wilmington. She is part of the sailing crew of the seventeenth-century recreation of Kalmar Nyckel, the ship that brought settlers of the first successful European colony to the Delaware Valley.


Keith W. Hall ’71, Raleigh, North Carolina, published his second novel, STEELTON: Iron in the Fire as a sequel to the well-received STEELTON published in 2017. 

Susan (Cline) Myers ’72, Winchester, Virginia, retired in 2016 after thirty-nine years of teaching and directing preschools in Pennsylvania and Virginia. She married Leonard Roman in December 2017 and is enjoying eight grandkids, travel, and friends. 

Harold M. Shaulis Jr. ’73, Somerset, was named to the Pennsylvania Dairymans Hall of Fame.

Steven Mitchell ’74, Fayetteville, retired in October after twenty years as financial controller, Allentown Operations, with B. Braun Medical, Bethlehem. He spent thirty-five years with the company in cost accounting, budgeting, and controlling. A lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley, he and his wife, Marlene, relocated to the Penn National Golf Community near Mont Alto.

Macklyn Warner ’75-’78m, Hanover, was inducted into the South Western Education Foundation Hall of Excellence in November for his career in education and public service.

Allan C. Stevens ’79, Collegeville, was promoted from chief credit officer to senior vice president at Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. He will continue managing consumer, mortgage, and business lending. He is a member of the Experian credit union advisory council and Credit Union National Association lending council.

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80s

Marcy (Fegley) Ashton ’83 married Dr. M. William Redmond Jr. on September 17, 2018, at Inn of the Turquoise Bear in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ashton is associate director of student financial planning at Alvernia University in Reading. 

Michele (Priest) Laucks ’83, Lancaster, was promoted to vice president finance at Cornwall Manor Retirement Community after serving as finance director for thirty years.

Anthony P. Palbicke III ’83, Swansboro, North Carolina, left Washburn University in Kansas to assume the position of lead instructor of criminal justice at Carteret Community College.

Col. Roger L. Stone ’85, Manassas, Virginia, was appointed by President Donald Trump to serve as Deputy Assistant to the President, and director of White House Information Technology.

John R. Schnitzer ’86, Hanover, CPA, managing member of Smith Elliott Kearns & Co, LLC, was appointed chairman of the Allinial Global Americas’ Regional Board for 2019. Allinial Global is a membership association of 137 legally independent accounting and consulting firms in North America and throughout the world who share resources such as education, client service, best practices, marketing, and various ranges of expertise.

Eduardo F. Mack ’87, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is under-secretary for institutional relations and partnerships with the private sector under the secretariat for human development and human rights for the state of Rio de Janeiro. He will help find new partnerships and funds to sponsor projects to help the city come out of its most serious financial and political crisis ever.

Jacque (Nygren) Benhart ’88, Indiana, who works with IUP TRIO Programs, brought Upward Bound Math and Science Academic Counselor Serving Indiana County Scholars to Ship for a tour, merit and need based scholarship information, financial aid opportunities, and career services. All seniors from Indiana County High Schools participating in UBMS will apply to Ship, in hopes they attend.


90s

Todd R. Hurley ’90, Perkasie, executive vice president and chief relationship officer of Penn Community Bank, was elected chief volunteer officer of the Lower Bucks Region Advisory Board of YMCA of Bucks County. 

Michael B. Schneider ’94, Jackson, New Jersey, is secretary of the Monmouth County Police Chiefs Association, effective December 14. Schneider served as chief of police of the Allenhurst Police Department since July 1, 2017.

Laura (Voithofer) Souders ’94, Middletown, owner of Healthier Spaces Organizing, LLC, published her first book on Amazon in November, Organizing Her Life: How My Journey Can Help You to Declutter Your Spaces and Your Life. The book is based on her true story of how she left an unfulfilling career, the dream home her husband built, and uprooted her family in search of something more.

Aimee (Steel) Lubin ’96 and husband Joshua, Annapolis, Maryland, welcomed a son, Huckleberry Eugene, on August 3, 2018. 

Paul M. Schwarzer ’96, Williamsport, renewed wedding vows with his wife, Lorna, after twenty years of marriage in Clearwater Beach, Florida.


00s

Joseph MacLaughlin ’00, Shippensburg, executive director of the Firearm Education Training Commission, celebrated his daughter, Amanda, graduating from Shippensburg University on December 15, 2018. 

Stephen T. Lezinski ’01, Pasadena, Maryland, was promoted to associate at the Lanham, Maryland, Barton & Loguidice office. Barton & Loguidice is a northeast and Mid-Atlantic regional engineering, planning, environmental, and landscape architecture firm. Lezinski is a member of the firm’s solid waste practice area and is director for SWANA’s Mid-Atlantic chapter.

Nicholas T. Shope ’03 and wife Kimberly, Shermans Dale, welcomed a son, Gavin Rey, on December 6, 2018. He joins big sister Lilly, six, and big brother Graham, four. Shope was promoted at Highmark to senior decision support analyst, specializing in membership reporting and customer self-service development through SAS and Python programming.

Teresa (Taraschi) Antunes ’04, and husband Joshua ’03, Marlton, New Jersey, welcomed a daughter, Emily Grace, in June 2017. She joins big brothers Ryan and Benjamin.

Kevin B. Stouffer ’04, Boonsboro, Maryland, was promoted to member of the Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC, firm effective 

January 1. Stouffer has dedicated his professional career to the local governmental industry. He is an instructor for SEK’s in-house training programs on governmental accounting. He has been auditing governmental clients for over fourteen years and serves on approximately forty local government audits each year.

Sheena Baker ’05, Erie, is the communications and marketing specialist with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

William H. Souders ’05, Needmore, was promoted to manager at Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC, Hagerstown, where he serves business clients in a variety of sizes and industries, working closely with nonprofit, governmental, and for-profit entities. His expertise includes performing single audits and financial statement audits for nonprofits. 

Ronald Vogel ’07 and wife Shelby, Douglassville, welcomed a son, Adler Henry, on December 9, 2018. He joins big sister Erika Eva, eighteen months. 

Caitlyn (Bear) Ruhl ’08, Shippensburg, is marketing automation supervisor at Carlisle Construction Materials and has recently helped build a new digital marketing team that is focused on implementing marketing automation strategies and web development to increase lead generation. 

Andrea (Weeks) Hartman ’09 and husband Paul ’07, Mechanicsburg, welcomed a son, Jacob Ryan, on August 20, 2018. 

Katherine Johnson ’09 married Jason Riley on November 10, 2018. The couple lives in Fairfax, Virginia.


Eric C. Koch ’10, Halfmoon, New York, recently passed his qualifying exams and is now a doctoral candidate at the University at Albany, SUNY, where he is writing a dissertation on American literature’s postmodern period.

Nichole (Baker) Davis ’11 and husband Anthony, Shippensburg, welcomed a son, Daxton Laith, on November 1, 2018.

Maggie (Gorman) Staver ’11m and husband Nick, Shippensburg, welcomed a daughter, Larkin Magnolia, on April 21, 2018. 

Craig Van Scyoc ’11 and wife Alison (SU softball coach), Shippensburg, welcomed a son, Landry Craig, on November 15, 2018. He joins big brother Lennox, three.

Anne Whiteley ’11 married David Ness ’10 on June 2, 2018, in Lancaster. The couple lives in Columbia, Maryland.

Sara (Wagner) Keefer ’12, Pikesville, Maryland, graduated with a PhD in psychology from Boston College with a concentration in behavioral neuroscience in May 2018. She is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Maryland School of Medicine under the guidance of Dr. Donna Calu.

Daryl L Staley ’12-’13m, York, was promoted to manager at Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC, York, where he works with closely-held businesses and individuals focusing on tax planning and compliance, financial statement preparation, and general business consulting. Staley also works in a variety of industries, including construction, retail, manufacturing, professional services, and restaurants.

Evan M. Wabrick ’12-’13m, Shiremanstown, was promoted to manager at Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC, Carlisle, where he works in the tax department and assists the accounting services department on bookkeeping jobs. He works with clients in medical practices, construction, manufacturing, retail and distribution, real estate, financial services, and individuals. 

Joseph T. Perkins ’13 and wife Brittney, Hampstead, Maryland, welcomed a son, Daniel Lael, on September 29, 2018. Perkins is a multimedia systems specialist at Johns Hopkins University.

Amber (Gehman) Mennig ’14 and husband David, Lancaster, welcomed a daughter, Selah Rey, on October 18, 2018.

Victoria (Ohm) Fiorino ’15-’16m, Glen Rock, was promoted to supervisor at Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC, Hanover, primarily focusing on tax compliance, SALT (state and local taxes), and tax planning for closely-held businesses, and individuals. 

Jonathan G. Adams ’16, Harrisburg, is a radiation protection Specialist for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. He conducts environmental surveillance of Pennsylvania’s nuclear power plants for the Department of Environmental Protection.

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