Class Notes - Fall 2010 Ivy Leaf Magazine

Ivy Leaf - Fall 2010

Class Notes


Jonathan Jacobs '85 (Altoona 1981-2) received the 2009 "President's Award for Excellence in Writing" from the American Institute of Parliamentarians, for the article "Timeliness and Suspension of the Rules by Implication," published in Parliamentary Journal. Only one award is made annually and submissions to Parliamentary Journal are generally from the United States and Canada. He also was elected this year as First Vice President of the Pennsylvania Association of Parliamentarians, a constituent branch of the National Association of Parliamentarians.


Roland de Sola was born August 8, 2009, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to David and Tammy (Shoup) de Sola '91a, '95. He joins brother Phineas and sister Jamey.


Noelle Boyd Bloom '92, recently accepted the position of assistant director II of Dining Services at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She is married to fellow alumnus Jamie Bloom '92, who is a secondary mathematics teacher at the South Williamsport School District. They met freshman year at Penn State Altoona and were married in 1994 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Altoona. They are the proud parents of two children who someday plan to become part of the Penn State family.

Ellen (Newhouse) Kelley '92 and Mark Kelley '92 welcomed daughter Jaime Rose Kelley, April 24, 2010. The family resides in Parrish, Florida. She joins big sister Grace. Other family members include aunt Stacy Newhouse Cotton '90, grandmother Rita Richards Newhouse '60, grandfather William C. Newhouse '59, and great grandfather Byron L. Richards '30.

Nicole and Gary Zembower '92 welcomed a daughter, Sarah Mae Zembower, July 25, 2010. They reside in State College, Pennsylvania.


Ross and Beth (Himes) Hoover '95 welcomed a son, Jacob Levi Hoover, August 5, 2010. They reside in Altoona.


Margaret Stevens '96 and Steven Warfield '99, of Patton, Pennsylvania, were married July 25, 2009, at the Edith Davis Eve Chapel at Penn State Altoona.


David and Angela (Birk) Kmett '99 announce the birth of son Kolton William Kmett, born April 24, 2010. They reside in Milton, Pennsylvania.


Nicole Corle '01, '05 married Matthew Meiser February 20, 2010. They reside in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania.

Dena (Sharapan) Davis '01 and Brian Davis '97, of Phoenix, Arizona, announce the birth of their son, Cooper Samuel, February 14, 2010.

Brian and Dena Davis '01, of Phoenix, Arizona, welcomed a son, Cooper Samuel Davis, February 14, 2010.


Alex and Jesslyn (Malzi) Anslinger '02, of Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, welcomed a baby boy, Parker Charles Anslinger, June 8, 2010.

Justin Wade Eger '02 and Jessica Lynn Mummert are engaged to be married. A September wedding is planned in Manhattan.


Brent McNeal '03 and Crystal (Plumley) McNeal '04 welcomed son Owen Thomas McNeal, January 25, 2010. They reside in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.


Lilah Paige Black was born September 3, 2010, to Christi and Adam Black '04 of Altoona.

Lauren (Donnelly) Fulton '04, of Schellsburg, Pennsylvania, announces the birth of daughter Lexi on January 3, 2010. Lexi joins older sister Brooke (3).

Sarah (Laraia) Rhodes '04 and Christopher Rhodes '05, of Altoona, welcomed their son, Xavier Andrew, March 6, 2010.

Jason Russo '04, of Enola, Pennsylvania, and Faith Papoutsis '04 were married August 28, 2010.


Christie and Ronald Bonfanti '05 welcomed a daughter, Ashley Grace Bonfanti, June 29, 2010. They reside in Beaverdale, Pennsylvania.

Tony Kittell '05 and Lacey (Pohopin) Kittell '05, of Lilly, Pennsylvania, welcomed daughter Madelyn Rose Kittell, born July 23, 2010.


Karen N. Decker-Burke '06 and Stanley V. Burke II, of Weedville, Pennsylvania, welcomed their first child, Tristan Jace Burke, August 2, 2010.

Daniel Palmer Mullan '06 and Rebekah Karin Forney are engaged to be married. An August wedding is planned.


Melissa A. (Pancoast) Supko '07, of West Decatur, Pennsylvania, welcomed a daughter, Carly Elizabeth Supko, February 10, 2010.

Adam and Jennifer (Hornberger) Walters '07 welcomed their first child, Grant Douglas Walters, June 16, 2010. They reside in Altoona.

Patrick Wills '07, of Tyrone, Pennsylvania, and Jennifer Wiser '08 are engaged to be married. An August 6, 2011, wedding is planned.


Joel A. Christine '08, of Johnson City, Tennessee, is pursuing a master's degree in biological sciences, with a concentration in paleontology, at East Tennessee State University.

Amanda Hamilton '08 married Scott Wible, Jr., February 28, 2010. They reside in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Kellie Hinish '08 and Tyler Hileman are engaged to be married. An August 14 wedding is planned.

Stephanie Marie Mighells '08 married Jason Richard McGinnis July 10, 2010. They reside in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Stephanie is a kindergarten teacher for the Altoona Area School District and Jason is a health and physical education teacher for the Altoona Area School District.


Robert and Amber Hewitt '09, of Fallentimber, Pennsylvania, welcomed a son, Keegan Matthew Hewitt, born January 28, 2010.

Lauren N. Hunter '09 and Thomas Cobaugh, a current Penn State Altoona student, welcomed son Alexander Marcus Cobaugh on June 30, 2010.


Andrew and Helen Papi '10, of Tyrone, Pennsylvania, welcomed their second child, Sarah Elizabeth Papi, July 19, 2010.