Class Notes - Spring 2011 Ivy Leaf Magazine

Ivy Leaf - Spring 2011

Class Notes


Barbara Harpster '85 was named regional marketing representative at Centre Publications. She resides in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.


Lisa Witte '92 and husband Sean Hebert welcomed daughter Avery Grace on August 2, 2009. Lisa recently accepted the position of director of federal projects for the Manchester School District, the largest school district in the state of New Hampshire that serves approximately 16,000 students.


Melissa M. Angelo-Kuzar '93 married Matthew P. Kuzar October 2, 2010. They reside in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania. Melissa is a second grade teacher for the Spring Cove School District and Matthew works at the Blair County Assistance Office.


Emily (Writer) Frymyer '99 and husband Thomas of Ostrander, Ohio, welcomed daughter Paulina LuAnne, born February 25, 2010

Jon Gartmann '99 married Terra Norris October 9, 2010. They reside in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania.

Jenelle Lockard '99 is pursuing a master's degree in educational leadership at Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania.


Michelle Jaymes-Parks '00 and husband Matthew Parks welcomed a daughter, Ingrid Maria, on October 27, 2010. She joins big brothers Riley and Sam. They reside in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania.

Jennifer (Gryck) Jones '00 and Michael Jones of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, welcomed their first child, Dominic Jonathan, on August 4, 2010. Jennifer is an English teacher and newspaper advisor at West Allegheny High School.


James McClure '01 and wife Randi '02 welcomed a son, Ryan James, on November 28, 2010.

Brittain Skyler Wilt was born October 21, 2010, to Dr. Brandon Wilt '01 and Sarah Wilt. They reside in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.


Andy Glantz '02 and wife Mandi announced the birth of their first child, daughter Carlee Ellen, on September 28, 2010. Andy works for ARAMARK as the director of facilities in a K-12 school district in central Pennsylvania. They currently live in Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania.


Ryan Adams '03 and Amy L. (Szalankiewicz) Adams '03, announce the birth of their son, Blaise Nathaniel, born November 13, 2010. They currently reside in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

Ken Elder '03 is project manager for RestoreCore, a disaster restoration company located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Stephanie Feather '03 married Thomas Turgeon August 14, 2010. They reside in Duncansville, Pennsylvania.

Neil Homan '03 and wife Jacquelyn welcomed daughter Noella Bree on June 4, 2010, in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

Jeremy Hubert '03 and wife Rose announce the birth of Jaxon Bryce Hubert, born September 30, 2010. He joins big sister Adrienne Rose, born August 1, 2008. The family currently resides in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Michael Martin '03 was named producer/account executive at Doty & Hench, located in State College, Pennsylvania.


John T. Horell '04 and Cassandra L. Horell '05 welcomed future Penn Stater Addison Marie on September 15, 2010.They currently reside in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Erica Kasun '04 married Gary Keagy, Jr., May 8, 2010. They reside in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Angel Nevins '04 married Michael Dandrea September 18, 2010. They reside in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.

Joseph Seasoltz '04 and Natasha (Henck) Seasoltz '06, welcomed a son, Connor Joseph, on January 15, 2011. They currently reside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Kara (DeAntonio) Winterburn '04 is pursuing her master's degree in education at Saint Francis University. She is a teacher at Ebner Elementary School in Altoona, Pennsylvania.


Martin Cepeda '05 serves as senior university recruiter for Johnson & Johnson. Residing in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, he also serves as president of the Penn State Alumni Association's Montgomery Chapter.

Chris Jackson '05 and Jennifer (Seaton) Jackson '04 announce the birth of future Penn Stater, daughter Lily Marie, on July 14, 2010, in Manassas, Virginia.

Gayle Kleinosky '05 and Dustin Conner were married May 7, 2011.

Inspired by her experiences as a student at Penn State Altoona, Kristi (DePaul) Ries '05, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has launched IvysideCreative, a Web-based company focusing on comprehensive editing, writing, and design services for both professional and personal endeavors. Her online portfolio may be viewed at


Zachary Kephart '06 married Ana Zeek May 22, 2010. They reside in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.

Craig Replogle '06 married Deanna Snively December 11, 2010.


Robert Cunningham '07 and Courtney Sherkel '09 are engaged to be married. A July 30, 2011, wedding is planned.

Jessica Foor '07 married Nathaniel Diehl June 26, 2010. They reside in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Amanda Johnson '07 and Jeffrey Treon are engaged to be married. A September 17, 2011, wedding is planned.

Erica Meyers '07 married Steven Kozen October 23, 2010. They reside in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Amber Smith '07, of Altoona is currently completing her master's degree in education leadership at Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania.


Kristen McKinney '08 married Travis McMasters July 24, 2010. They reside in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Makenzie Miller '08 married Blase Raia November 27, 2010. They reside in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Rachel Thomas-Kimmel '08, of Davidsville, Pennsylvania, married Jonathon Kimmel '09 on May 28, 2010. Rachel also graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a master's degree in teaching English the same month.


Shianne Bowser '09 and Nathaniel Cobler '10 were united in marriage August 7, 2010. They reside in Claysburg, Pennsylvania.

Khody Detwiler '09 and wife Kristi welcomed their first child, daughter Khloe Renee, on November 22, 2010. They reside in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania.

Samuel Wagner '09 married Rachel Volpe May 28, 2010. They reside in Cresson, Pennsylvania.


Justin Gasbarre '10 is personnel consultant at Medix Staffing Solutions, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Robin Magee Kroft '10 has been named as an examiner for the National Credit Union Administration.