Class Notes shares the achievements and milestones of alumni of Pennsylvania College of Technology and its predecessors, Williamsport Area Community College and Williamsport Technical Institute. Share your story.
Michael Haussener, 1974electrical technology
Michael is retired and resides in Frankford, Del.
Brian Scott, 1998graphic design
Brian is vice president/general manager of Trone Outdoor Advertising. He resides in Spring Grove.
Michael Streich, 1997manufacturing engineering technology
Michael is a lead project engineer for American Axle Manufacturing. He is a second-generation Penn College graduate; his father, Gary, graduated in 1970 in machining. His nephew is a Fall 2021 freshman. He resides in Emporium.
Susanna (Thomas) Storeng, 2003physician assistant
Susanna is the chief clinical officer for High Plains Community Health Center. She manages nine medical, three dental and five behavioral health providers. She holds a Doctor of Medical Science and resides in Lamar, Colo.
Megan (Waldman) Farnsworth, 2011dental hygiene: health policy and administration
Megan is a dental hygienist for Rolling Ridge Dental Care. She resides in Boalsburg.
Richard Huntzinger, 1961electronics, physics, drafting
Richard is retired and resides in Prescott, Ariz.
Paula (Lebiedziewski) Fetterolf, 2000occupational therapy assistant
Paula is a licensed, certified occupational therapy assistant for the North Schuylkill School District. She resides in Gordon.
John Raymond, 2006business administration: management
John is a senior supervisor of operations for UGI Utilities. He oversees a staff of 25 responsible for maintenance of all natural gas distribution lines in Lycoming County. He resides in South Williamsport and holds an associate degree in history from Lock Haven University.
Eric Kramer, 2007information technology: security specialist
Eric is a senior information security risk and compliance analyst for Fulton Bank. He resides in Etters.
Todd Rebman, 2001landscape/nursery technology
Todd is an athletics groundskeeper for Reading School District, preparing and maintaining safe fields for playing. He's also a certified playground inspector and maintains the schools' playgrounds. He resides in Myerstown.
Brandon Close, 2011business administration: marketing
Brandon is a project manager for the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. He received a Master of Public Administration degree in 2013 from City University of New York. From 2015-21, he was employed as a program analyst and data systems implementation manager for the Fortune Society, New York City's largest prisoner reentry agency. He resides in Maspeth, N.Y.
Christopher Thomas, 2020electronics and computer engineering technology
Christopher is an automation specialist for MilliporeSigma. He resides in Pleasant Gap.
Christopher Rutledge, 2016web and interactive media
Christopher is a web developer for the Philadelphia Eagles. He married Jordan Courter '17, '18, applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant, on June 4, 2021. They reside in Philadelphia.
Mark Keller, 1987service and operation of heavy construction equipment
Mark is a general superintendent for Glenn O. Hawbaker. He resides in Turbotville.
Randy Mason, 2004architectural technology
Randy is a senior CAD designer for Perley Halladay associates, a design/build contractor for cold storage facilities. He resides in Kennett Square.
Stephen Wozniak, 2015business administration
Stephen is a contract specialist for the Department of Defense. The family welcomed a son, Brayden, in August. They reside in Watsontown.
Deanna (Cooper) Sherman, 1990business management
Deanna is a customer service coordinator for Corning Inc. and is on a special project for a new plant opening in Pune, India. She has served on the Elkland Borough Council since 2018 and got engaged to be married in August 2021. She resides in Elkland.
David Gordon, 1982food and hospitality management
David is senior vice president of Original Traders Energy USA, a privately owned business operating in the U.S. and Canada in oil and gas. After almost 20 years in various sales and management positions at Shell Oil, he took on the senior vice president and owner-partner position with OTE, basing his U.S. operations in his "new hometown" of East Lansing, Mich. In photo, David enjoys being father of the bride for the first of potentially four times in September 2021 at the wedding of his oldest daughter.
Ashlyn (Hershberger) Benicewicz, 2011graphic communications management
Ashlyn is a member service representative for the Navy Federal Credit Union's Fraud & Digital Branch. She married Jacob Benicewicz on Sept. 25, 2021. They reside in Martinsburg, W.V.
Kaitlyn (Young) Clark, 2020health information management
Kaitlyn is a health information management coordinator for Privia Health. She married her high school sweetheart, Grant Clark, on June 19, 2021. They reside in Grottoes, Va.
Kyle Pfueller, 2010information technology: network specialist
Kyle is a lead test engineer for Nuix, which produces investigative analytics and intelligence software for extracting knowledge from unstructured data. He resides in Telford.
Frances (Sommerfeld) McMahon, 1994office administration - executive
Frances is an administrative assistant in the Business Information Systems Department for Sinclair Community College. She resides in Waynesville, Ohio.
Brent Fraser, 1994aviation technology
Brent is vice president of maintenance for Flightcraft, a division of Atlantic Aviation. Its core business is corporate jet maintenance in Portland, Ore., and Seattle. He resides in Castle Rock, Wash.
Joni Merrick, 1998technology management
Joni retired from the City of Alexandria, Va. She was an occupational safety and health specialist, designing safety and health programs and training employees in the programs for the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services. The city's safety committee won the Best Safety Innovation Award in 2018 and 2019 from the Solid Waste Association of North America and department's safety programs were recognized as most improved by the American Public Works Association. She also received an associate degree in technology studies from Penn College in 1990 and a Master of Science in safety, security and emergency management from Eastern Kentucky University in 2010 and resides in Alexandria.
Sabrina Toplovich, 2019engineering design technology
Sabrina Toplovich '19 and Joshua Maring '19, both grads of engineering design technology and members of the Archery team, got married May 15, 2021.
Piotr Kepinski-Kozaczek, 2011automotive technology management
Piotr is an Audi Group parts lead for Audi of America. He resides in Reston, Va.
Brad VanValkenburg, 2006graphic communications management
Brad is a senior sourcing category manager for marketing and print for The Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America. He manages the sourcing and procurement for marketing, advertising and print/mail functions for Guardian Life. In 2018, he received the CEO Award from Guardian for work on its corporate rebranding effort. In 2009, he received a master's in graphic communications management and technology from New York University. He has been married for 10 years and has three boys. They reside in Blairstown, N.J.
Ethan Arnett, 2021construction management
Ethan is a field project engineer for Baker Concrete Construction. He resides in Laurel, Md.
Andrew Miller, 2004civil engineering technology
Andrew started a new position in June 2021 as director of land development and engineering for Catalyst Commercial Development. He resides in Lancaster.
William Sheaffer, 1972electronics technology
William retired after 32 years with Continental Automotive, where he developed embedded software for driver information systems, including semi-truck data loggers, bus controls and dashboard instrumentation software. "Courses at WACC in digital electronics, Boolean logic and FORTRAN programming motivated me to pursue a 42-year career in software engineering," he says. The first 10 years involved development of software tools for electronic circuit testing, followed by software development for phototypesetting machine text processing and control. He resides in McAlisterville.