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Alumni Extra: August 2014

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August 2014

Violinist and vocalist Owen “Fiidla” Brown M’96 joined tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith for a performance at New York City’s Lincoln Center. (8/6/2014 5:21:38 PM)
Pat Farabaugh ’93 published his second book, on the friendship of the NBA’s Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman. (8/6/2014 4:50:44 PM)
Tim Vojtasko ’85 has been elected to the Board of Directors of the North-American Interfraternity Conference. (8/6/2014 4:32:28 PM)
Maureen Ryan ’86 has joined Bonnie Heneson Communications as vice president. (8/6/2014 4:09:13 PM)
David Mastovich ’87, M’92 has published an e-book of the top columns from his Light Reading blog. (8/6/2014 3:41:48 PM)
Sisters Linda Toki ’87 and Laura Toki ’89 have published a book of poetry, Only Black Is in Style: Unfashionably Dark Verse. (8/6/2014 9:16:23 AM)
Associate archivist at Catholic University of America, William Shepherd ’84, M’86 had two articles and four book reviews published in 2014. (8/6/2014 8:57:25 AM)
John Filice ’98 has been named a partner at law firm Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford, PC, in Montgomery County. (8/6/2014 8:33:21 AM)
Nancy Gable ’77 earned her doctor of education degree in adult education from Penn State University in May. (8/6/2014 8:16:49 AM)
Ronald Ladyka ’00 has joined Pennoni Associates in Mechanicsburg as senior engineer. (8/6/2014 8:09:48 AM)
Punxsutawney campus freshmen from 1972-73 are planning their fourth reunion for August 15-17, 2014, at the Valley Forge Residence Inn. (8/6/2014 7:48:18 AM)
See tributes to the late John Wacker M’00, professor of music at Western State Colorado University, shared by his brother. (8/6/2014 1:19:46 AM)
Work by Dane Konop ’75 was part of a Berkeley County, West Virginia, photography exhibit. (8/6/2014 12:28:05 AM)
Sara Ezokas Williams ’01 has become the marketing director for Sabal Homes in South Carolina. (8/3/2014 12:47:40 PM)
Colleen Kirby Yarbrough ’74, Gary Yarbrough ’74, Geraldine Frey Nelson ’75, and Norine Peirolo Hemphill ’75 snowshoed at Vail Pass, Colorado, for their reunion. (8/3/2014 12:25:21 PM)
Melanie Pina ’05 is researching addiction as a PhD candidate in behavioral neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. (8/3/2014 11:05:50 AM)
Jim Anderson ’72, M’75 retired from the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission after 42 years of dedicated service to Pennsylvania’s children, their families, and communities. (8/3/2014 10:32:41 AM)
University of Maryland librarian Robin Pike ’06 cowrote an article about digital preservation published in Archival Practice. (8/2/2014 11:38:54 AM)
The Folkmen, a 1960s IUP music group and subject of a new book by Alan Luckey ’87, M’89, will hold a 2014 Homecoming concert. (8/2/2014 11:27:31 AM)
Daniel Minkel ’12 and the Onyx Color Guard of Dayton, Ohio, won the Winter Guard International World Championships in April. (8/2/2014 10:54:21 AM)
Steven Smith M’11 was named safety compliance officer for the Chicago-based Cook County Office of the Medical Examiner. (8/2/2014 10:22:10 AM)
Joe Kloba ’67, M’69 retired in May as provost and chief academic officer of Palm Beach Atlantic University. (8/2/2014 10:08:15 AM)
Tabtip (Taab) Louhabanjong ’14 has come a long way: from her home country of Thailand, to Alaska, to IUP, and now to points and experiences beyond. (8/2/2014 9:35:54 AM)
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