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Alumni Extra: December 2015

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December 2015

Remy Bibaud ’94 has cofounded a company that designs memorial products for people and pets. (12/18/2015 2:34:19 PM)
Suzanne Zurn-Birkhimer, wife of the late Paul Birkhimer ’86, shared a photo of Paul with his lifelong IUP friends. (12/11/2015 11:32:16 AM)
Marybeth Szuba Shearer, Paula Ober Brake, Patty Irvin Lail, Lori Swidzinski Ounsworth, and Sharon Summerville Walton, all of the Class of ’87, got together to celebrate their 50th birthdays. (12/11/2015 11:18:33 AM)
Jeff Bird ’85 received Sigma Chi fraternity’s William T. Bringham Outstanding House Corporation Officer Award for 2015. (12/11/2015 11:07:02 AM)
Steve Grego ’83 and Susie Hommey Grego ’83 held a reunion for alumni who lived on the seventh floor of Lawrence Hall in 1979 and ’80. (12/11/2015 10:47:47 AM)
Rebecca Christoff Delia ’88 has joined Financial S&Lutions as senior vice president. (12/11/2015 10:34:41 AM)
Jack Stamp ’76 served as guest clinician for the US Army Concert Band’s Conductor Showcase and was joined by several fellow alumni. (12/10/2015 9:20:00 PM)
More than 40 IUP alumni participated in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology’s 25th annual Business Golf Classic. (12/10/2015 9:04:35 PM)
Andrea Ocepek Geraghty ’74 was named to the Best Lawyers in America and the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers lists. (12/10/2015 8:54:47 PM)
Dominic Spadea ’73 has created an interactive jewelry information app. (12/10/2015 8:41:31 PM)
Beth Metzger Carter ’94 was named principal of Buckner Alternative High School in Kentucky. (12/10/2015 8:31:36 PM)
Theo Turner ’95, M’98, Pat Dougherty ’97, and Jim Smith ’98 cheered their sons’ baseball team on to a Little League championship. (12/10/2015 7:59:53 PM)
IUP Student Accounting Association advisor Kim Anderson submitted photos of alumni on hand for a recent career fair. (12/10/2015 7:44:55 PM)
Artist John McCombie ’72 died in July. Read about his most recent work for IUP in the Fall/Winter 2013 edition. (12/10/2015 6:27:01 PM)
Five friends from Gordon Hall reunited in Ohio in September. Ron Yamka ’71 shared a photo. (12/10/2015 5:52:14 PM)
In February, Michael Smith ’02, M’05 was appointed executive deputy secretary of the state’s Department of Agriculture. (12/10/2015 5:09:54 PM)
The Anti-Defamation League honored sheriff’s deputy Jimmy Johnson ’03 for efforts in the prosecution of an anti-government group. (12/9/2015 9:00:34 PM)
A member of the ’60s music group the Folkmen, Alan Luckey ’87, M’89 donated his custom 12-string guitar to the IUP Libraries. (12/9/2015 8:16:44 PM)
Sue Girrell Kordish ’68, M’92 and her Sutton Hall roommates have reconvened every year for nearly 50 years. (12/9/2015 7:36:12 PM)
When Darcee Schmidt ’08 married Michael Cortez in Colorado, many of her Cook Honors College friends made the trip. (12/9/2015 7:13:13 PM)
Camp Huff-n-Puff in Hopwood brought together alumni and student volunteers. Carla Shaposka Conrad ’08 shared photos. (12/9/2015 6:51:58 PM)
Athletes under football coach Chuck Mills reunited at the Brothers and Cousins event in Las Vegas. Buck Lippencott ’67 shared a photo. (12/9/2015 4:49:16 PM)
Theta Chi fraternity members from the 1960s had a reunion in New Cumberland, and Roger Hummel ’63 shared a photo. (12/9/2015 3:29:00 PM)
Rachel Albright ’12 is a Peace Corps volunteer serving in Swaziland. (12/8/2015 9:33:28 PM)
Alycia King ’13 married Ian Lambert in May 2015 in Windham, New Hampshire. (12/8/2015 9:26:39 PM)
Jim Fields ’62 and Diane Baker Fields ’62 shared a photo of a group of campus friends from the 1960s that has remained close. (12/8/2015 9:14:24 PM)
IUP recently lost two prominent alumni, Jon Woods ’60 and Jack Reefer ’69. Read stories previously published in IUP Magazine. (12/8/2015 8:52:13 PM)
Alpha Gamma Delta alumnae from the 1990s ran the 10K Pittsburgh Great Race in September, and Amy Nartatez ’91 shared photos. (12/8/2015 7:54:33 PM)

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