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.

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.

Gretchen Heintzelman, 2019


Heintzelman is an RN supervisor for Nottingham Village. She says she is "thankful for the opportunity to study at PCT. I am looking forward to completing my bachelor's degree for RN in the future!" She resides in Lewisburg.

Cassandra Henderson, 2019

business administration: banking and finance

Cassandra is a client relationship specialist for Vanguard.

Lee Michels, 2011

construction management

Lee is a service manager for Perlectric. He resides in Arlington, Va.

Cole Slavitt, 2019

heavy construction equipment technology: Caterpillar equipment emphasis

Cole is a heavy equipment technician for Foley Caterpillar. He resides in Livingston, N.J.

Andrew Zwigard, 2019

residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration

Andrew is a construction manager for Keystone Custom Homes. He resides in Waynesboro.

Richard Eutin, 1988

toolmaking technology

Richard is a senior engineer for Northrop Grumman. He resides in Somerset.

Michael Poust, 2019

software development & information management, and information assurance and cyber security

Michael is a software engineer I for Avail Technologies. He resides in Williamsport.

Lorenzo Marefka, 2015

business administration: management

Lorenzo is an admissions counselor for Penn College, where he is an athletics volunteer. He's also involved with Grow Lycoming, YMCA youth outreach and the Little League Challenger Division. He resides in Williamsport.


Brianna Helmick, 2015

culinary arts and systems

Brianna is a director of dietary and nutrition for the Healthcare Services Group. She resides in Hershey.

Troy Mobley, 2006

office information technology: web design emphasis

Troy is a business process consultant for World Financial Group. He resides in Owings Mills, Md.

Matthew Yohn, 2018

electronics and computer engineering technology: robotics and automation

Matthew is a service technician for Krones Inc., maintaining and troubleshooting electronics and software on packaging and palletizing machinery. He resides in Dillsburg.

Kacey (Ammerman) Norton, 2015


Kacey is a cardiothoracic operating room nurse for Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She resides in Elizabethtown with her husband, Jonathan Norton, '14, building automation technology.

Jared Stouffer, 2005

heating, ventilation & air conditioning technology

Jared is a managing member and co-owner of Stouffer Mechanical Contractor. He resides in Chambersburg.

Eric Palanko, 2013

legal assistant: paralegal studies

Eric is a medical and litigation paralegal for Weitz & Luxenberg, PC. He resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jay Miller, 1979

building construction technology

Jay is the president of Jay Miller Contractors Inc. He was named to Remodeling Magazine's 2013 "Big50" list. He resides in Easton.

Justin Nupp, 2012

welding and fabrication engineering technology

Justin is a senior weld engineer and certified welding inspector for Magna, an automotive supplier. He resides in Clinton, Tenn.

Stephanie (Passanante) Smith, 2017


Stephanie is a registered nurse for the Lehigh Valley Health Network. She married Sheldon Smith, '15, heavy construction equipment technology: operator, in October 2018. They reside in Harleysville.

Marianne DePasqua, 2019

business administration: management

Marianne is a client development specialist for Workforce Development at Penn College. She resides in South Williamsport.

Roger Pauling, 1967

business computer science technology

Roger retired from Hoffman-LaRoche, where he was a computer engineer. He resides in Manalapan, N.J.

Megan Waldman, 2011

dental hygiene: health policy and administration

Megan is a dental hygienist for Rolling Ridge Dental Care. She resides in Boalsburg.

David Barr, 1997

aviation technology

David is a quality management inspector for Airbus. He resides in Gainesville, Va.

Franklin Courter, 1967

civil technology

Franklin retired as a construction quality representative from Penn State in 1999. He owned and operated a sporting good and hunting equipment store in Blanchard until 2009, and moved to Northampton in 2013.

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