Class Notes

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.

Brent Seville, 1993

heating, ventilation & air conditioning technology

Brent is the director of buildings and grounds for the Central Fulton School District. His responsibilities include maintaining athletics fields, kitchen equipment, HVAC, electrical and plumbing. Under his direction, the district has received awards from the Keystone Athletic Field Managers Association and the Sports Turf Managers Association for Field of the Year and Field of Distinction. He resides in McConnellsburg.

Kelly Bidlespacher, 2007

nursing

Kelly is a case manager in discharge planning and case management for UPMC Susquehanna. She received a Master of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in 2019 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Penn College in 2012. She resides in Trout Run.

Barbara (Eck) Tosi, 1973

education/social work

Barbara recently published her first book via Archway Publishing. The collection of short, fictional stories, written in four-line rhyming stanzas, is titled "Scary: A spine-splintering slide into what lies inside the psychotic mind." Eck holds a bachelor's degree in English from Penn State and attended Dickinson College. At WACC, she was co-editor of Colours, the college's literary magazine. Before retiring, she worked for over 30 years in the hospitality, nonprofit and administrative fields. She resides in York.

Christopher Silverstrim, 2012

electrical technology

Christopher is an electrician for UPMC. He married Barbara Kurtz in May 2019.

Joseph Ferraro, 2011

manufacturing engineering technology

Joseph is a CNC programmer for Keystone Powdered Metal Co. He resides in Brockway.

Andrea (Prough) Sanchez, 2013

health information technology

Andrea is an outpatient diagnostic coder for Carilion Clinic. She and her husband are expecting their second child, a daughter, in January 2020. They reside in Roanoke, Va.

Thomas Miele, 1982

computer information systems

Thomas retired from Penn National Insurance, where he was manager of information security and compliance. He resides in Conway, S.C.

Britni Fennell, 2017

manufacturing engineering technology

Britni is a quality engineer for BAE Systems.

Jeremey Estep, 2004

toolmaking technology

Jeremey is a CNC programmer for E-Tech Industrial Corp. He resides in Granville Summit.

Stephen Steele, 1993

electronics engineering technology: fiber optic/communication

Stephen is an electrical engineer for Billco Manufacturing, where he is responsible for product design and solutions. He resides in Beaver Falls.

Noel (Hoffman) Lauman, 2011

dental hygiene: health policy and administration

Noel is a registered dental hygienist. She resides in Reading.

David Claycomb, 1992

electrical occupations

David is an instructor in the electrical technology program at Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School in Ebensburg. A licensed electrician and electrical inspector, he holds a bachelor's degree in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He resides in Roaring Spring.

David Sigel, 2009

business administration: small business and entrepreneurship

David is an aircraft dispatcher for UPS, dispatching a fleet of 757, 767, MD-11 and 747 aircraft all over the world. He resides in Louisville, Ky.

Patricia (Martin) Capone, 1989

occupational therapy assistant

Patricia is retired from occupational therapy assistant education and continues to work as a consultant, helping programs to gain accrediting and meet educational standards. She has been recognized by the American Occupational Therapy Association on its Roster of Honor and with its Retired Educator's Award. She has been a member of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education's Roster of Evaluators and served as a team chair mentor. She is also a public member of the Accreditation Council for Optometric Education. She resides in Weaverville, N.C.

Austin Wolfe, 2018

welding and fabrication engineering technology

Austin is a sales engineer for Lincoln Electric, responsible for sales in central western Pennsylvania. He resides in Altoona.

Kimberly Reynolds, 2019

nursing

Kimberly is a graduate nurse/RN for UPMC Susquehanna. She resides in Williamsport.

Angela (Day) Brown, 1991

business management

Angela is an inside sales and service representative for QE Manufacturing. She and her husband welcomed their first grandson in February 2019. They reside in Mifflinburg.

Gaven Crosby, 2017

emergency management technology

Gaven is a program manager of training for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He resides in Alexandria, Va.

Matthew Horn, 1996

landscape/nursery technology

Matthew is vice president of Landart Solutions, a landscape and grounds company. He is a licensed landscape contractor and with his wife, Michelle, is celebrating 11 years of entrepreneurship. He resides in Fayetteville, N.C.

Theodore Sayres, 2005

architectural technology

Theodore is a senior building information modeling technician for NVR Inc. He resides in Fairfield.

Rebecca Leese, 2019

nursing

Rebecca is a labor and delivery registered nurse for Tailored Healthcare, a travel nurse staffing company. She resides in Williamsport.

Mark West, 1984

industrial drafting

Mark is an application engineer for E-Tech Industrial Corp., working with automotive and aerospace customers to provide solutions for their special applications. He resides in Troy.

Suzanne (Fravel) Dubinin, 1982

practical nursing

Suzanne is a health and physical education teacher for Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. She continued her education at Austin Peay State University. She resides in Woodlawn, Tenn.

Evan Entz, 2012

residential construction technology and management

Evan is a property adjuster for Erie Insurance. He and his wife welcomed daughter Bella Lindsay Michelle Entz on Dec. 22, 2017. They reside in Jersey Shore.

Erika (Bozyk) Trimm, 2014

nursing

Erika is psychiatric RN for Parkridge Valley Adult & Senior Hospital. She is an August 2019 graduate of Southern Adventist University with a Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She resides in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Jonathan DeRoner, 2015

computer aided product design

Jonathan is an applications engineer for Automated Cells & Equipment. He married wife, Jaky, on Sept. 29, 2018. They reside in Addison, N.Y.

Susan (Erney) Jones, 1984

dental hygiene

Susan is a dental hygienist for Brookpark Dental Arts. She resides in Allenwood.

Josh McGroarty, 2009

residential construction technology and management

Josh is president of MAC Builders & Design Inc. He began the company 22 years ago, while a student in the college's building construction technology major. He has managed the restoration of the Marie Antoinette Overlook in Bradford County and the state capital plaza waterproofing project. His son, a recent high school graduate, has joined the company and plans to attend Penn College. They reside in New Albany.

Julie (Rutt) Hedgepeth, 2004

paramedic technology

Julie welcomed a son, Simon, in December 2018. She is a registered nurse for Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. They reside in Columbia.

Robbie Risley, 2004

plastics and polymer engineering technology

Robbie is a process engineer for Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials. He was among the NEPA Business Journal's 2015 Top 20 under 40 and has received two awards from Leadership Lackawanna. He resides in Olyphant.

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