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.

Angela (Card) Kendall, 2015

graphic design

Angela and husband, Reuben Kendall, '13, automotive technology, welcomed daughter Elowen in January 2019. Angela is a multimedia specialist for Penn State. They reside in State College.

Lesli (Breneman) Willoughby, 1996

food and hospitality management and culinary arts technology

Lesli is the manager of gift shop operations for WellSpan Health in York and Ephrata. She resides in York.

Gary Smith, 1963

electronics technology

Gary is the founder of the Pennsylvania Gemological Laboratory, where he provides forensic analysis of antique and period jewelry, provides expert witness and consulting on jewelry issues for litigation, and specializes in the repair and restoration of antique jewelry. It is the only forensic laboratory of its kind in the United States. Smith, recently inducted as a member of the New Jersey Association of Forensic Scientists, resides in Montoursville.

Joshua Bonner, 2014

web design and multimedia, advertising art

Joshua is the creative director for Mount Saint Mary's University. He resides in Gettysburg.


Amy (Hensal) Sharer, 1991

word processing

Amy is the director of stewardship and donor relations for Penn State Outreach and Online Education. She resides in Spring Mills.


Polikseni Hysi, 2013

dental hygiene: health policy and administration

Polikseni is a clinical instructor for the dental hygiene program at Bergen Community College. She holds a Master of Health Sciences with a concentration in higher education and is working toward a Doctor of Health Sciences degree. She resides in Clifton, N.J.

Michael Brown, 1996

manufacturing engineering technology

Michael is a manufacturing engineer for Keystone Friction Hinge. He resides in West Milton.

Shane Ostrander, 2005

civil engineering technology, surveying technology

Shane is a GIS technician for the Fort Pierce Utility Authority. He resides in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Amber Brownson, 2000

paramedic technology

Amber is a paramedic for DH&L Ambulance League. She resides in Lock Haven.

Penny Shade, 2012

culinary arts and systems

Penny is a chef/supervisor for Penn State Schuylkill. She resides in Schuylkill Haven.

Andrew Clouser, 1993

diesel technician

Andrew is a technician for Rohrer Bus Service. He resides in Millmont.

Morgan Olbrich, 2013

welding and fabrication engineering technology and automotive technology

Morgan is welder-fabricator for Hampton Machine Shop, where he fabricates structural components for the warships being built in the nearby shipyard. He resides in Hampton, Va.

Lisa Weiser, 1983

business management

Lisa is an operations associate for Generations Asset Management. She resides in Lewisburg.


Eli Hughes, 2001

electronics engineering technology

Eli is the owner and chief technology officer of TZero, a sensor technology and data company. He holds a Master of Science in acoustics. He resides in State College.

Wendy (Frew) Nicodemus, 2005

graphic design

Wendy is an operations/trainee coordinator and graphic designer for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. She resides in Ringtown.


Keith Jeffcoat, 2001

plastics and polymer engineering technology

Keith is senior director of technical operations for Merz Medical Device Innovation Center. He is a recipient of the Merz CEO Award for Managing Through Challenges. In 2018, he received a Doctor of Engineering in engineering management from George Washington University. He resides in Cave Creek, Ariz.


LaQuinn Thompson, 2016

applied human services

LaQuinn is the community outreach director for St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church in York, where he leads the Youth Center, After School Program and Lighthouse at the Matts summer camp, among other outreach ministries. He recently founded B.E.A.S.T. Initiative P.U.S.H., an esports/gaming program for youth and adults. He resides in York and is certified in congregational faith formation.

Brittany Terpstra, 2017

web and interactive media

Brittany is the associate director of web services for Wilkes University. She resides in Jim Thorpe.

Lawrence Carlin, 1983

plumbing and heating

Lawrence is a senior specialist for Energy Transfer. He services fuel analyzers at more than 80 facilities, coast to coast. He resides in Downingtown.

Kurt Homan, 1974

architectural technology

Kurt is the assistant director of the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute. He resides in State College.

Zachary Ferro, 2014

technology management and automotive technology

Zachary is the owner/operator of Ferro's LLC auto service and repair. He resides in Bloomsburg.


Justin Holland, 2008

civil engineering technology

Justin is the Philadelphia District manager for Rinkus Consulting Group, a forensic engineering and consulting firm. He resides in Royersford.

Glenn Riddell, 1984

machine tool technology

Glenn is a global molding equipment manager for Corning Inc. He resides in Celina, Texas.

Faith (Welch) Worthington, 2015


Faith is a nurse educator for UPMC Susquehanna, responsible for education related to trauma. She resides in Williamsport.

William Ciccarelli, 1998

automotive technology: Toyota

William is a BMW technician for Sharpe BMW. He resides in Byron Center, Mich.

Lacey Watson, 2018

business administration: sport and event management

Lacey is the director of in-home services for Dedicated Nursing Associates. She resides in Cogan Station.

Mallory (Shaw) Diltz, 2006

occupational therapy assistant

Mallory is a senior value analysis coordinator for Geisinger. She resides in Danville.

Nicholas Edmiston, 2016

heavy construction equipment technology: operator

Nicholas is a heavy equipment operator/foreman for Triple E Group. He resides in Oakton, Va.

Pastor John Aderhold, 1972

education-social work

John is an associate pastor and food bank director for the Hepburn-Lycoming Ministerium and is chaplain to the River Walk Senior Center. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Lycoming College and is ordained and licensed by the Church of Christ. He resides in Williamsport.

Peter Aguilar, 1991

auto body technology

Peter is the manager of Lehigh Valley Collision, a division of Rothrock Motors. He resides in Slatington.

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