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.

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn (Young) Clark, 2020

health 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, 2010

information 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, 1994

office administration - executive

Frances is an administrative assistant in the Business Information Systems Department for Sinclair Community College. She resides in Waynesville, Ohio.

Brent Fraser, 1994

aviation 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, 1998

technology 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, 2019

engineering 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, 2011

automotive technology management

Piotr is an Audi Group parts lead for Audi of America. He resides in Reston, Va.

Brad VanValkenburg, 2006

graphic 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, 2021

construction management

Ethan is a field project engineer for Baker Concrete Construction. He resides in Laurel, Md.

Andrew Miller, 2004

civil 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, 1972

electronics 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.

Max Bower, 2016

heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis

Max has had an eventful two years: He married Caitlyn Chute in October 2019, moved to Chambersburg in spring 2020 and founded a residential remodeling business, Precision Enterprises LLC, in May 2020.

Cole Peters, 2008

diesel technology

Cole is a farmer on his family's Spruce Row Farms Inc.. Among his duties on the dairy farm, he maintains and repairs all vehicles. He resides in Meadville.

Abdulwahed Alnasr, 2016

plastics and polymer engineering technology

Abdulwahed is a quality control and mixers manager for Saudi Plastic Products Co., which produces PVC pipes. He was recognized by LyondellBasell for achieving 170,000 safe working hours as a site manager. He resides in Al Hasa, Saudi Arabia.

Mary Wagner, 2019

health arts: practical nursing

Mary is an LPN charge nurse for Nationwide Therapy Group. She reports: "I have worked agency since graduation which has given me a ton of experience with different situations! My salary has done nothing but increased with every agency! ... I had the opportunity to work with the Big Ten athletes at Penn State University and Coach Franklin when I was employed to perform COVID testing. What a great choice it was to choose Penn (College) for my education!" She resides in Mill Hall.

Kenneth Buchen, 1971

tool design technology

Kenneth is retired and resides in Grantsville, Md.

Sarah

Sarah Nestor, 2016

nursing

Sarah is a clinician for UPMC. She resides in Lock Haven.

Patrick Gregory, 2017

heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology

Patrick is a refrigeration technician for REMCO Inc., providing service, repair and maintenance of supermarket refrigeration systems. He's a multiple-time leak rate leader for refrigerant emissions. He resides in Berwick.

Britni Fennell, 2017

manufacturing engineering technology

Britni is a quality engineer for BAE Systems Inc. She is married and resides in York.

Scott

Scott Miller, 2000

construction management

Scott is a chief estimator/senior project manager for Benner & White Construction, a commercial carpentry contractor in suburban Philadelphia. He also received an associate degree in building construction technology from the college. He is married and resides in Skippack. They have three children and five grandchildren, with a sixth on the way.

Dale Hurlburt, 1971

mechanical drafting

Dale retired from Case New Holland in 2011 and moved to Arizona. He worked for CNH for 36 years and retired as a designer II. He holds two patents and resides in Phoenix.

George Barrett, 1973

forest technology

George is retired and resides in Ewing Township, N.J.

Janis Hofer, 1969

practical nursing

Janis is retired and resides in Williamsport.

Michael Fallon, 1975

construction carpentry

Michael is the construction director for Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County. He resides in Perkiomenville.

Andrew Rhen, 2009

construction management

Andrew is assistant superintendent/construction layout for Wickersham Construction, specializing in industrial and water treatment projects in Pennsylvania and Maryland. He resides in Hummelstown.

Scott Madill, 2009

heavy construction equipment technology: operator emphasis

Scott is a vice president for Dal Dirt LLC, a heavy civil construction contractor. He resides in Waxahachie, Texas.

Brittany (Meade) Gansel, 2011

surgical technology

Brittany was the 2018 Employee of the Year for Globus Medical, for which she is senior clinical manager, North America-imaging, navigation, robotics. She manages the North American clinical team for ExcelsiusGPS, Globus' spine navigation and robotics platform. She married Christopher Gansel on Oct. 11, 2020. They reside in Phoenixville.

Ashley Maietta, 2014

nursing

Ashley is the health services director for Portside at Grande Dunes, a 120-bed assisted living and memory care facility. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Penn College in 2017 and a master's degree in nursing administration from Liberty University in 2021. She resides in Murrells Inlet, S.C. and reports that she loves living at the beach while having a job she has dreamed about since she was in high school.

Nicholas Choiniere, 2016

welding and fabrication engineering technology

Nick is a welding engineering supervisor for General Dynamics Electric Boat. He leads a team of welding engineers that provides support for pipe welding operations during the construction of nuclear attack and ballistic missile submarines. He resides in Oakdale, Conn.

Maggie (Calkins) Tubiello, 2017

nursing

Maggie married Logan Tubiello '17, welding fabrication and engineering technology, in June 2021. They reside in Royersford.

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