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.

Jamie (Kurtz) Ficks, 2006


Jamie is a certified registered nurse practitioner for UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center, where she is a hospitalist for internal medicine. She resides in New Columbia.

Natalie (Kraus) Campbell, 2005

office technology: medical emphasis

Natalie is a medical assistant for Red Rock Job Corps. She resides in Dushore.

Timothy Weiss, 2009

electrical occupations

Timothy is an electrical controls specialist for Sharp Packaging Solutions, where he manages a team of 10. He resides in Plymouth Meeting.

Heath Johnson, 2011

aviation maintenance technology

Heath is a senior field service technical representative for Lycoming Engines. He resides in Shamokin Dam.

Amy Barraclough, 2006


Amy is an RN case manager for Aetna. She resides in McVeytown.


Matthew Bamonte, 2015

information technology sciences: gaming and simulation

Matthew is a learning experience designer for Amazon Robotics. He is responsible for creating engaging learning experiences in the form of online learning, classroom learning, job aids and reference guides that enable Operations & Maintenance personnel at Amazon fulfillment centers to work cohesively and safely with robotic technology. He holds a master's in instructional technology from Bloomsburg University and resides in Manchester, N.H.

James Ahern, 2017

information assurance and cyber security

James is a senior cybersecurity consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Justice. He resides in Madison, Wis.

Brandon Hornberger, 2016

surveying technology

Brandon is a surveyor for Trumbull Corp., working on the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project. He married Morgan Bower in June 2017. They reside in South Williamsport.

Jeff Steen, 2019

applied management

Jeff manages the medium- and high-voltage electrical department for Merck Pharmaceutical. He resides in Coatesville.

Adam Diltz, 2000

culinary arts technology

Adam is chef/owner of Elwood, a 26-seat restaurant in Philadelphia that he opened on May 1, 2019. Diltz has been featured in Philadelphia-area media, including being named among 15 "Who's Next Chefs" by Billy Penn in 2017. Elwood's opening has been featured by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia magazine, PennLive and Eater Philadelphia. He resides in Philadelphia.

David Klinger, 1994

welding technology

David is a test technician for ACF Industries, testing and inspecting welding. He resides in Bloomsburg.

Samantha (Gstalder) Tatham, 2018

physical therapist assistant, baking and pastry arts

Samantha is a physical therapist assistant for AdvantageCare, providing therapeutic interventions at an assisted living facility. She resides in Lock Haven.

Holly Kotzur, 1989

dental hygiene

Holly is retired and resides in Little River, S.C.

Rose Larsen-Mumbauer, 2009

technology management

Rose is a pricing and reporting analyst for Lycoming Engines and a May 2020 candidate for an Executive Master of Business Administration from University of Notre Dame. She resides in Montoursville.

Edward Thompson, 1971

aviation maintenance technician

Edward retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad, where he was a machinist with responsibilities that included "anything involving a diesel locomotive, from top to bottom, inside and out, excluding electric and car body and plumbing. Rebuilding parts and making parts from blank steel." He resides in Belsano.

Rachel Farber, 2018


Rachel is a staff nurse for UPMC Altoona. She resides in Altoona.

Melissa Hombosky, 2002

graphic design

Melissa owns 3twenty9 Design, where is a graphic designer for print and digital media. She resides in Bellefonte.

Caleb Cartmell, 2018

automotive technology management

Caleb is a service adviser for Steve Moyer Subaru. He resides in Shoemakersville.


James Hendrie, 2018

software development & information management

James is a software engineer, UI/UX designer and founder of James Hendrie Consulting. He resides in New York City.

Lauren Schuman, 2005

graphic design

Lauren is the digital communications director for Country Meadows Retirement Communities in Hershey.

Kyrie Andrus, 2009

health arts: practical nursing

Kyrie is a licensed practical nurse for UPMC Pinnacle. She resides in York Springs.

Floyd Springman, 2009

applied technical studies: construction

Floyd is an automation specialist for Andritz Automation. He earned an associate degree in automation from Mitchell Technical Institute. He resides in Montoursville.

Michael Johnson, 2012

building science and sustainable design: building construction technology

Michael is a territory safety lead for Lithko Contracting. He resides in Charlotte, N.C.

Jordan Greenland, 2019

plastics and polymer engineering technology

Jordan is a research/teaching assistant at Lehigh University, where he is pursuing a doctorate in polymer science. He resides in Aaronsburg.

Thomas Wolfe, 1983

diesel mechanics

Thomas is a supervisor of vocational education for the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center. He holds a bachelor's in workforce education, a master's degree in educational leadership and Pennsylvania Vocational Administrative Director, and K-12 Principal certificates. He resides in Elizabethville.

Jodie (Gausman) McVan, 1994

graphic design

Jodie is an executive principal for ICON plc. She resides in Yardley.

Casey Wilhelm, 2010

welding and fabrication engineering technology

Casey is a welding engineer for Parsons. He resides in Aiken, S.C.

Erik Graham, 2007

computer aided product design

Erik is a contract design engineer for Container Testing Solutions. He resides in Youngsville.

Rachael Malek, 2019

applied human services

Rachael is a caseworker for Snyder County Children and Youth Services. She resides in Williamsport.


George Gadbois, 2015

business administration: banking and finance

George is a paraplanner and investment analyst for Legacy Financial Group. He resides in Rockville, Md.

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