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2010s

Rachael Shulman ’18 Lib Abgt is an associate attorney at Galanda Broadman PLLC. Previously, she served as an assistant public defender in the Missouri State Public Defender’s Appellate/Postconviction Relief Division. She lives in St. Louis.
Ashley Williams ’13 MA Lib joined Blank Rome LLP as an associate attorney, serving in the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations practice group. She lives in Washington, D.C.

2000s

Kathryn de Wit ’09 Com , a project director for the Broadband Access Initiative at The Pew Charitable Trusts, was honored with the Emerging Leader Award by the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society for her work with federal, state, and local policymakers to expand access to reliable, affordable high-speed internet to communities across the nation. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Ian Thornell ’08 Sci , a research assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Iowa, received the New Investigator Award from the American Physiological Society. He lives in Iowa City, Iowa.
Gary Cimperman ’07 Lib , ’09 MA Lib Hbg, the tournament director at High Performance Tennis Academy in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., received the 2021 Middle States Tournament Director of the Year Award from the U.S. Tennis Association. He lives in Philadelphia.
Kristen Bossenbroek Spalding ’06 , ’08 MS Eng was promoted to technical fellow at the Boeing Company. She lives in Seattle with her family.
Andrea M. Graf ’06 Lib was elected an income partner at law firm Swartz Campbell LLC. She dedicates her practice to representing employers, self-insured employers, and insurance companies in all aspects of workers’ compensation litigation. She lives in Philadelphia.
Bismark Tyobeka ’04 MS , ’07 PhD Eng was appointed vice chancellor and principal of South Africa’s North-West University. He has served as CEO of the National Nuclear Regulator of South Africa since 2013 and contributes to various initiatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency. He lives in Johannesburg.
Kim Gillen ’04 Lib was appointed as the first dependency hearing officer for children and youth services in Carbon County, Pa. She also opened her own legal practice, The Law Office of Kim M. Gillen. She lives in Leighton, Pa.
Emily Evans Mahler ’04 Com , ’04 Lib was promoted to equity partner at the law offices of Margolis Edelstein. She and her husband, Brandon Mahler ’04 Lib, live in Pittsburgh.
Zachary Hearn ’05 Edu , was named the director of government relations and marketing for the Amputee Coalition of America in Washington, D.C. He lives in York, Pa., with his wife, Tracey ’98 Lib Hbg, and their son.
Daniel John Conklin ’02 Hbg left his position as a program administrator/AmeriCorps VISTA program manager at the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities to take care of his father. He continues to work part time as a volunteer for the Democratic National Committee. He lives in Greeley, Pa.

1990s

Moses Gaster ’99 Eng was promoted to practice leader for estimating at Urban Engineers, where he has worked for 10 years. He has been a construction professional for 23 years, and he lives in Wayne, Pa.
Jonathan Stepanian ’99 Lib , ’02 JD Law, an attorney and shareholder at McQuaide Blasko law firm, received the newly established Civil Litigation Professional Excellence Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Penn State Dickinson Law, where he teaches the Medical Malpractice Workshop, and is a member of the school’s Board of Law and Health Care Trusted Advisors. He lives in Hershey, Pa.
Kristine Acevedo ’94 Com has been elected to Mass NOW (Massachusetts chapter of National Organization for Women) as board treasurer. She has also been accepted to the Boston Urban Forest Plan Community Advisory Board. She lives in Dorchester, Mass.
Randy Yanoshak ’94 Com was named vice president of marketing technology , content management, and delivery at Fidelity Investments. He also earned a master’s in biomedical engineering and biotechnology from the University of Massachusetts. He lives in Longmeadow, Mass.
Carl J. Woodin ’91 MEd Edu GrtVly , senior event producer at Impact-XM, is president of the Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society. He lives in Ambler, Pa.
Todd Deininger ’91 Sci retired from a 30-year teaching career, most recently teaching mathematics at Frederick High School in Longmont, Colo., and serving as an adjunct professor at University of Colorado Denver. He and his wife, Debra Dorisio Deininger ’90 Sci, live in Longmont, and will soon celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.

1980s

Ron Wagner ’89 Com , the chief marketing officer and senior vice president of customer experience at Mac Papers, wrote and published Relevant, Different, Better: 109 Bite-Sized Tips, Insights, and Lessons to Help You Stand Up and Stand Out. He lives in Glenside, Pa.
Tom DelMonte ’89 Bus , ’95 MMgt was named the vice president of global field marketing operations at SAP, where he has worked for more than 24 years. He lives in Narberth, Pa., with his wife, Kristine, and two children.
Barbara Tormaschy ’87 Bus was promoted to senior vice president of sustainability and regulatory strategy at Alliant Energy. She lives in Madison, Wis.
Randy Wussler ’86 Lib retired from a 30-year career in market research, most recently as senior vice president of product management at Green Street. He is cycling across the U.S., raising funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He lives with his wife, Patricia Rokosz Wussler ’86 Eng, in San Diego.
Dan Schreffler ’86 Sci opened a winery in 2018 in Dunmore, Pa., called Space Time Mead & Cider Works. He has since earned the designation of Certified Pommelier from the American Cider Association. He lives in Dunmore, Pa.
The Hon. Linda Rovder Fleming ’85 Lib , ’88 JD Law, a judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Cambria County, was appointed chair of the Judicial Ethics Advisory Board by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She lives in Johnstown, Pa.
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop ’85 Bus , a features writer for Trib Total Media, received the 2021 National Edward R. Murrow Award for a project, “A Daughter’s Promise,” which chronicled her story of quarantining with her 93-year-old mother in a local nursing home in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. She lives in Pittsburgh.
James DiDonato ’82 Bus is the head of the Delaware chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, which is a national, volunteer-based organization that uses fly fishing as an outreach and healing activity for emotionally and physically wounded military veterans. He is retired and served as a U.S. Army warrant officer for 37 years. He lives in Magnolia, Del.
Crystal Zimmerman Reed ’80 Lib wrote a book of verses and photos, For Such a Time as This. She lives in Ephrata, Pa.

1970s

Keith G. Falco ’79 A&A retired from a 42-year career as an architect. His last two projects were the design and completion of the Steam Services Building at University Park and the new UGI Learning and Safety Training Center in Reading, Pa. He lives in Landisville, Pa.
Lisette M. McCormick ’76 H&HD , the executive director of the Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Fairness in Pittsburgh, and adjunct professor at Duquesne University School of Law, received the fourth annual Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil and Equal Rights Champion Award. She lives in the greater Pittsburgh area.
Mark B. Jinks ’74 Lib , ’75 MPA Lib retired after seven years as city manager of Alexandria, Va., concluding a 45-year career in state and local government that included advising cities in Poland and teaching at universities in the U.S. and abroad. Upon retirement, he was recognized for his work in regional transit, economic development, and affordable housing projects, as well as leading the city’s government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He and his wife, Eileen Roberts Jinks ’76 MA Com, live in Alexandria, Va.
Robert Elias ’74 MA Lib , ’81 PhD Lib, a professor in the department of politics at University of San Francisco and chair of its Legal Studies program, wrote two books, Major League Rebels: Baseball Battles Over Workers’ Rights and American Empire and Baseball Rebels: The Players, People, and Social Movements That Shook Up the Game and Changed America. He lives in Mill Valley, Calif.
Bob Osterhoudt ’66 , ’69 MS H&HD (Track), professor emeritus of liberal arts and sciences at Arizona State University, published an academic video, “Sport as a Form of Human Expression.” He lives in Chandler, Ariz.

1960s

Richard H. Anderson ’67 Lib , 's book, Waiting on Tables, is a commentary on Acts 6 and 7 of the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible. He lives in Essington, Pa.