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.

Katie (Arthur) Tobin, 2014

baking and pastry arts

Katie is a customer service support representative for Labcorp. She married Matthew Tobin on Feb. 22, 2024. They reside in Hughesville.

Troy Stair, 2019

welding and fabrication engineering technology

Troy is a welding applications engineer for Fronius USA. He resides in Statesville, N.C.

Loyal Beiler, 2015


Loyal is a registered nurse in the post-anesthesia care unit (recovery room) at Evangelical Community Hospital. In May 2024, he received a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. He resides in New Berlin.

Loris Norella, 2024

individual studies

Loris is a steel detailer for Reuther+Bowen. He details steel beams and column connections for commercial buildings. He resides in Carbondale.

Christopher Bunda, 2010

construction management

Christopher is a superintendent/site manager for James D. Morrissey Inc., overseeing heavy highway/civil projects in the Philadelphia area. He resides in Levittown.


Robert Barbera, 2012

building automation technology

Robert is founder and president of Conscious Mechanical, a heating and air conditioning business. He resides in Valhalla, N.Y.

Noah Yost, 2024

welding & fabrication engineering technology

Noah is a joining engineer for R&E Automated. He resides in Beech Creek.

Mia Demas, 2024

brewing & fermentation science

Mia is a brewer for New Trail Brewing Co. She resides in Ulster.

Breanne (Brelsford) Wentzel, 2015

business administration: management

Breanne is an administrative assistant for Merck Cherokee. She resides in Hughesville.

Chad Gray, 2006

graphic design

Chad is employed by Carel. He resides in Lititz.

Michael Merlino, 2005

floral design/interior plantscape

Michael is a general manager for florist Daniel Vaughn Designs. He resides in Blandburg.

Marley Sampsell, 2007

baking and pastry arts

Marley works for Wegmans. She has a son and resides in Port Matilda.

Samantha Theriault, 2022

dental hygiene

Samantha is a dental hygienist for Sprout Dental. She added a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene from Penn College in 2024. She resides in Taylor.

Kristie Hill, 2019

health arts: practical nursing

Kristie is a licensed practical nurse for UPMC. She resides in Williamsport.

Serenity Hamlin, 2022

human services & restorative justice

Serenity welcomed a daughter, Gabriella, in July 2023. They reside in Williamsport.

Kayla (Shultz) White, 2011

baking and pastry arts

Kayla is employed by Weis Markets. She resides in Sunbury.

Jerome Perch, 1976

forest technology

Jerome is a senior logistics specialist for Geisinger. He resides in Blakeslee.

Ashley (Hoffer) Hammond, 2022

applied management

Ashley is a food safety supervisor for Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. She resides in Hummelstown.

Amber Goodbrod, 2023

applied management

Amber is a contract analyst for QorTek. She resides in Jersey Shore.

Briana Walker, 2012


Briana is a certified school nurse in the Williamsport Area School District. She holds a Master of Education in school health services. She resides in Jersey Shore.

Shawn Strohman, 2001

construction management and architectural technology (1996)

Shawn is a project executive for Roebbelen Contracting. He resides in Escalon, Calif.

Becky (Snauffer) Emerick, 2004

floral design/interior plantscape

Becky works for Helminiak's Greenhouse & Landscaping. She resides in Linden.

Caila Flanagan, 2022

business administration: management

Caila is a senior residence life coordinator for Penn College. She is pursuing a Master of Education in higher education from Penn State World Campus, with an expected completion of August 2024. She resides in Williamsport.

Nicole English, 2013

applied human services

Nicole is a long-term substitute for St. John Neuman Regional Academy. She resides in South Williamsport.

Thomas Berkey, 2019

software development & information management and information technology services - gaming and simulation

Thomas is an applications developer for Geisinger. He builds and supports automations that use low-code solutions to solve complex business problems. He resides in Hagerstown, Md.

Mariah (Brouse) Bastian, 2021


Mariah is a registered nurse for UPMC. She got married in September 2023 and welcomed a daughter in November. They reside in Montoursville.

Brittani (Phillips) Schwartzer, 2012

emergency medical services

Brittani is an emergency room registered nurse for Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital. She and her husband, Timothy '16, emergency medical services, welcomed their first child in April 2024. They reside in Jersey Shore.

Rebecca Schweikart, 2016


Rebecca is a registered nurse in Geisinger's emergency department. She was nominated for a nurse excellence award. She resides in Jersey Shore.

Jessie (Chronister) Ford, 2015

hospitality management (2014) and applied management

Jessie is an investment operations associate for Atapco, a real estate investment, development and management firm. She resides in Cockeysville, Md.


Kate Ruggiero, 2020

aviation technology

Kate is an airframe structures technician for Duncan Aviation. She fabricates and installs sheet metal and makes composite repairs for corporate jets. She's also a part-time horse trainer. She resides in Battle Creek, Mich.

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