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Alumni Extra: April 2015

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April 2015

Lesley Brown ’83, M’84 leads the Product Support and Documentation/Training Development teams for McKesson Health Solutions. (4/16/2015 2:58:56 PM)
The Baltimore Sun named Cathy Schmidt ’85, director of Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, among its “Women to Watch.” (4/16/2015 6:24:45 AM)
Philip Steinbacher ’81 and his choral program at a Hawaiian school were recently featured in the journal of the National Association for Music Education. (4/16/2015 5:48:48 AM)
Law firm Greenberg Traurig hired Rich Fidei ’78 as a shareholder and key member of the Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice Group. (4/16/2015 5:28:32 AM)
Shauna Casamassa D’Alessandro ’78 has been named the recipient of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association’s Timothy M. Allwein Advocacy Award. (4/16/2015 1:57:34 AM)
William Shepherd ’84, M’86 had a busy publishing year in 2014, with four articles and eight book reviews. (4/16/2015 1:39:02 AM)
Friends who lived on the second floor of Elkin Hall in 1975 reunited last October in Myrtle Beach. (4/15/2015 8:36:53 PM)
Mark Zacur ’85 has been named to the St. Clair Hospital Board of Directors. (4/15/2015 8:20:57 PM)
Paul Donohue ’86 recently published a collection of short stories, Half Dead Road Kill. (4/15/2015 8:09:41 PM)
Timothy Warner ’86 was recently named chairman of his firm’s Litigation Group. (4/15/2015 7:25:36 PM)
Clare Aigner Fleishman ’77 addresses unexpected contributors to the obesity epidemic in her new book. (4/15/2015 7:15:54 PM)
The Percussive Arts Society Board of Directors recently welcomed Jim Catalano ’75 and Brian West M’94. (4/15/2015 7:02:27 PM)
Cynthia Greco ’86 provided the idea that influenced Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg’s personal challenge for 2015. (4/15/2015 5:59:19 PM)
Tim Surkovich ’88 turned his struggles with multiple sclerosis into a way to benefit MS research. (4/15/2015 3:59:16 PM)
William Boardley ’72 has become one of just 56 members of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard Hall of Fame. (4/15/2015 3:37:54 PM)
Several IUP alumni attended a service in November for the late Frank Yusi ’65, a Navy captain and decorated Vietnam veteran. (4/15/2015 3:09:41 PM)
Tom Rarick ’96 joined Idina Menzel on stage for the national anthem at Super Bowl XLIX. (4/15/2015 2:45:20 PM)
Jill Ashbaugh Earman M’94 is the coordinator of instructional technology for Forsyth County Schools in Georgia. (4/15/2015 1:56:00 PM)
Donna Ramage Cummins ’68 published two books last year in her Blacklick Valley Mystery Series. (4/15/2015 1:31:54 PM)
J. D. Varner ’57 celebrated his 79th birthday by walking in the 5K Faith & Fun Walk. (4/14/2015 8:22:25 PM)
Dave Reed ’00 was elected majority leader in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. (4/14/2015 7:28:07 PM)
The Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance recently selected Ashley Tait Weller ’08 for the 2014 Emerging Leader Award. (4/14/2015 7:17:40 PM)
At a Phi Alpha Zeta/Tau Kappa Epsilon reunion in Carlisle last fall, members visited a mural by Barbara Conner McGeary ’54 at the Cumberland County Historical Society museum. (4/14/2015 6:41:53 PM)
Baltimore’s Catholic Review recently featured James Iams ’50 for his continued contributions to art. (4/14/2015 6:25:50 PM)
Joshua Brown ’09 has joined the Energy Practice Group of Pittsburgh law firm Leech Tishman. (4/14/2015 6:09:59 PM)
A number of IUP alumni joined Kirsten Messner ’13 and Josh Stratton ’13 at their June 2014 wedding. (4/14/2015 5:55:56 PM)
A collection of Pennsylvania governors’ signatures donated by Thomas Brumbaugh ’43 was recently on display at the Allison-Antrim Museum in Greencastle. (4/13/2015 2:48:01 PM)

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