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.
Melyce Kenyon, 2017culinary arts technology
Melyce is the chef/owner of MK Cafe & Catering in Canton.
Amanda Suda, 2018landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis
Amanda is a farm apprentice for the on-campus organic farm at Wilson College. She resides in Harrisburg.
Jeremy Klinger, 2012information technology: network specialist
Jeremy is a member of the cleaning crew for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders baseball team. He was named March 2017 Employee of the Month for Schiel's Family Markets. He resides in Forty Fort.
John Good IV, 2017engineering design technology
John is a project engineer for Ausley Construction. He resides in Williamsport.
Katlyn Hackling, 2017culinary arts and systems
Katlyn reports that her fiance, Christopher Busby, '15, information technology: technical support technology, is set to receive a bone marrow transplant on July 1. "It will cure his blood cancer, lymphoma, and his immune deficiency," she says. "Chris thanks everyone for their support and hopes for a speedy recovery!" They reside in Wilmington, Del.
Christopher Schaffer, 2010manufacturing engineering technology
Christopher is a wire EDM machinist for JIT Tool & Die. He resides in Curwensville.
Jennifer Karchner, 2013health information technology
Jennifer is a medical assistant for UPMC Susquehanna Health Ear, Nose & Throat at Bloomsburg. She is pursuing a degree in nursing from Penn College. She resides in Benton.
Sabrena OKeefe, 2007business administration: human resource management
Sabrena is the director of student involvement for Lynn University. She resides in Pompano Beach, Fla.
Kevin Hickman, 2008physician assistant
Kevin is a neurosurgery PA for Geisinger Medical Center. He resides in Shavertown.
Jamie (Kurtz) Ficks, 2006nursing
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, 2005office technology: medical emphasis
Natalie is a medical assistant for Red Rock Job Corps. She resides in Dushore.
Timothy Weiss, 2009electrical 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, 2011aviation maintenance technology
Heath is a senior field service technical representative for Lycoming Engines. He resides in Shamokin Dam.
Amy Barraclough, 2006nursing
Amy is an RN case manager for Aetna. She resides in McVeytown.
Matthew Bamonte, 2015information 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, 2017information assurance and cyber security
James is a senior cybersecurity consultant for the Wisconsin Department of Justice. He resides in Madison, Wis.
Brandon Hornberger, 2016surveying 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, 2019applied management
Jeff manages the medium- and high-voltage electrical department for Merck Pharmaceutical. He resides in Coatesville.
Adam Diltz, 2000culinary 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, 1994welding technology
David is a test technician for ACF Industries, testing and inspecting welding. He resides in Bloomsburg.
Samantha (Gstalder) Tatham, 2018physical 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, 1989dental hygiene
Holly is retired and resides in Little River, S.C.
Rose Larsen-Mumbauer, 2009technology 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, 1971aviation 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, 2018nursing
Rachel is a staff nurse for UPMC Altoona. She resides in Altoona.
Melissa Hombosky, 2002graphic design
Melissa owns 3twenty9 Design, where she is a graphic designer for print and digital media. She resides in Bellefonte.
Caleb Cartmell, 2018automotive technology management
Caleb is a service adviser for Steve Moyer Subaru. He resides in Shoemakersville.
James Hendrie, 2018software development & information management
James is a software engineer, UI/UX designer and founder of James Hendrie Consulting. He resides in New York City.
Kyrie Andrus, 2009health arts: practical nursing
Kyrie is a licensed practical nurse for UPMC Pinnacle. She resides in York Springs.
Floyd Springman, 2009applied 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.