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.

Melyce Kenyon, 2017

culinary arts technology

Melyce is the chef/owner of MK Cafe & Catering in Canton.

Amanda Suda, 2018

landscape/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, 2012

information 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, 2017

engineering design technology

John is a project engineer for Ausley Construction. He resides in Williamsport.


Katlyn Hackling, 2017

culinary 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, 2010

manufacturing engineering technology

Christopher is a wire EDM machinist for JIT Tool & Die. He resides in Curwensville.

Jennifer Karchner, 2013

health 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, 2007

business administration: human resource management

Sabrena is the director of student involvement for Lynn University. She resides in Pompano Beach, Fla.

Kevin Hickman, 2008

physician assistant

Kevin is a neurosurgery PA for Geisinger Medical Center. He resides in Shavertown.

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 she 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.

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.

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