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August 2013

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Class Notes

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Paul W. Conrad ’82, ’90 has been promoted from associate professor to professor of Mining Engineering at Montana Tech of the University of Montana.

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Michael Giorgione ’88, of Coronado, California, will return to Penn State’s University Park campus October 7-11, 2013, for the fourth consecutive semester, to guest lecture in the College of Engineering, Smeal College of Business, and Presidential Leadership Academy.

Chad ’02 and Amber (Folmar) Shimel ’03, of Apopka, Florida, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Lila Margaret, on August 2, 2013.

Brooke Ingram ’04 and Aaron Schemeck, both of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emerites, are engaged to be married.

Jason Russo ’04 and his wife Faith welcomed their son, Bryden, on June 26, 2013.

Anne Stoltz ’05, of Duncansville, Pennsylvania, and Scott Sutton, of Philadelphia, are engaged to be married. A February 2014 wedding is being planned.

Amy (Dodson) ’08 and Josh Turiano celebrated the birth of their son on July 30, 2012. The parents announced that William Robert Turiano will be a future Lion!

In Memoriam

William Rodney “Bill” Rutherford ’57a, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—February 12, 2012. Retired businessman.

Christopher Paul “Chris” Kopac ’91, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania—May 28, 2013. Businessman and owner of Kopac, Inc.

Jeffrey K. Wagner, Ph.D. ’74, Huron, Ohio—July 8, 2013. Retired college professor.

Harold E. Wagner ’50, ’53g, Vermilion, Ohio—July 29, 2013. Retired educator and administrator.