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.

Alex Acree, 2022

civil engineering technology

Alex is a field engineer for Superior Foundation Inc. He resides in Oakton, Va.

Samuel Borneman, 2004

diesel technology and technology management

Samuel is employed by Krise Transportation. He resides in East Greenville.


Robert Miller, 2011

information technology: web & applications development

Robert is director of IT - financial information systems for Penn State. He manages the IT department responsible for developing and maintaining data and applications to support the Corporate Controller's Office. He resides in Pennsylvania Furnace.

David Gadalla, 2019

aviation maintenance technology

David is a human resources process specialist-university relations for Dick's Sporting Goods. As part of the talent acquisition team, he works with the company's undergrad and MBA internship program. He resides in Pittsburgh.

Autumn McCrum, 2022

applied management

Autumn is a head baker for The Famous Fourth Street Cookie Co. She earned an associate degree in baking and pastry arts in 2020. She resides in Kennesaw, Ga.

Justin Weaver, 2012

computer aided drafting technology and technology management

Justin is a mechanical designer for Mauell Corp. He resides in Mechanicsburg.

Faith Mitchell, 2022

landscape horticulture technology: landscape emphasis

Faith is a nursery worker for Lloyd's Landscapes Inc. She resides in Sunbury and is continuing her education toward a Penn College degree in applied management.

Shannon (Stalfort) Holtzman, 2009

baking & pastry arts

Shannon is the purchasing and merchandising manager for Leg Up Farmers Market, an all-natural independent grocery store, where she has worked since it opened in 2016. She was promoted to her current position after nearly six years as the store's bakery manager. She is married, has a daughter and resides in York.

Julia (Gilchrist) Ridley, 2016

plastics and polymer engineering technology

Julia is a research and development process engineer for Auriga Polymers. She is married with three children - ages 8, 3 and 5 months. They reside in Campobello, S.C.

Laura Smith, 2022

business administration: sport and event management concentration

Laura is an assistant restaurant manager for Hersey Entertainment and Resorts. She resides in New Oxford.

Jason Burns, 1997

plastics and polymer engineering technology

Jason is senior engineering manager for Graham Packaging Co. He resides in Red Lion.

Jonathon Dale, 1994

heating, ventilation & air conditioning technology

Jonathan is an HVACR instructor for Clearfield County Career and Technology Center. He completed the level one Penn State Workforce Education teaching certification and is pursing the second level. He is married, has two adult children and resides in Brisbin.

Sabrina Martin, 2021


Sabrina is a registered nurse for UPMC Williamsport. She resides in Chambersburg.

Bret Hoover, 1978

forest technology

Bret is retired and resides in Allentown.

Derrick Geedey, 2018

manufacturing engineering technology

Derrick is an applications representative for Trak Machine Tools. He trains customers in the field and in local showrooms, and provides product training for new Trak employees and new product training for other employees. He resides in Turbotville.

Norman Hope, 1959

radio and television repair

Norman retired from IBM Endicott in New York, where he was hired after graduation. After eight years as a computer/maintenance technician, he was promoted to maintenance department manager. Over the next 24 years, he held several management positions, and retired with the title functional manager of all equipment maintenance for the Endicott plant, supervising five project managers, 24 first-line managers and 400 technicians. He has been retired for 30 years living in Melbourne, Fla., with his wife of 59 years. "After four years in the Air Force I attended Williamsport Technical Institute, which ... gave me the knowledge and motivation to pursue this challenging technical and rewarding career," he says.

Marilyn (Lundy) Huff, 1970

practical nursing

Marilyn and her husband, Frank '69, electrical construction, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 15, 2022. Frank is an electrical foreman for TurnKey Electric. Marilyn is a retired school nurse from the Montoursville Area and South Williamsport Area school districts. They reside in Montoursville.


Keith Green, 1990

architectural technology

Keith is a project designer/manager for CCV (Christ's Church of the Valley)/New Idea Architects. He handles large and small projects, from ground-up church campuses to minor remodel work, and handles all the office's food-service design coordination and quality assurance reviews. He's in the process taking the Architect Registration Examination (he passed the Practice Management portion in March 2022), in preparation to take over the office when his supervisor retires. He resides in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Ross Hoffman, 2007

building automation technology

Ross is a systems specialist supervisor for Automated Logic. He resides in Gardners.

Matthew Jurado, 2016


Matthew is senior manager, fulfillment optimization, for Chewy. He resides in Forty Fort.

Gregory Solyak, 2011

automotive technology management

Gregory is a collision center manager for Ciocca Dealerships. He resides in South Williamsport.

Richard Huntzinger, 1961

electronics, physics, drafting

Richard is retired and resides in Prescott, Ariz.

Sarah Tietbohl, 2005

floral design/interior plantscape

Sarah is a horticulturalist for Smithsonian Gardens. She is in charge of maintaining and designing the gardens around the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and is the social media manager for Smithsonian Gardens. She resides in Alexandria, Va.

Jason Weber, 2002

computer information technology: data communications and networking

Jason is an IT lead systems administrator for Fulton Bank. He resides in Lancaster.

Dean Bowley, 1999

machinist general

Dean is the machine shop supervisor for Alpha Precision Group, responsible for having all new tools being built and reworked to keep floor production up and running, as well as ordering materials and scheduling workflow. He resides in Johnsonburg.

Jeffrey Gaston, 1996

microcomputer specialist

Jeffrey is a senior system administrator for Sourceree Business Solutions, designing customers' networks and servers. He resides in Hollidaysburg.

Thomas Schatz, 1976

automotive technology

Thomas retired on Feb. 28, 2022, from Chrysler/Daimler Chrysler/Fiat Chrysler/Stellantis after 34 years. He was an area manager for the company. He holds a bachelor's degree from Pittsburg State University and an MBA from Lake Erie College. He resides in Boonville, Ind.

Benjamin Thayer, 2016

residential construction technology and management

Benjamin is a manager and inspector for National Property Inspections West Branch Valley. He resides in Williamsport.

Blake Martz, 2021

welding technology

Blake is a welder for Mission Critical Solutions, a custom metal fabricator and precision-machining company. He resides in Hyndman.

Alyssa (Haueisen) Remigio, 2021

occupational therapy assistant

Alyssa is an activities director for ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. She resides in Watsontown.

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