Alumni News


C. David Rogers ’52 retired as a senior fellow at Carnegie Mellon’s Research Institute. A longtime inventor who holds numerous patents, Dave recently presented his newest technology, the “next-generation” Assistant Naval Navigator (ANN) System Enterprise, to the officers and staff of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Navigation Center of Excellence. He and his wife, Ann, live in Burlington, Vt. [email protected]


Bruce Kelley ’81 is a psychologist in private practice in Lemoyne. [email protected]

Emily Lott Kriebel ’81 teaches writing classes and tutors for Harvester Teaching Services, a homeschooling cooperative in Springfield, Va. Emily and her husband, Wayne, homeschooled their seven children until high school. [email protected]

Edwin “Chip” Downes ’86 is an app development manager at Cigna in Blue Bell. [email protected]

Susan Black ’87 lives in Saegertown and is a water quality specialist supervisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. [email protected]

Daniel Spurlin ’88 and his wife, Dawn, are the parents of three daughters, Emily, Catie, and Rosie. He is a controls engineer at Intralox in Savage, Md. [email protected]


Kenneth “Sean” Murphy ’96 is a manufacturing development engineer at TE Connectivity in Winston-Salem. He lives in Summerfield. [email protected]

Michael D. Colpoys ’98 M.B.A. has been named vice president of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp., the utility subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Co. His responsibilities include general oversight for the Pennsylvania division, which includes 213,000 residential and commercial customers in 14 counties. He also is responsible for all Pennsylvania field operations for the Utility and National Fuel Gas Supply Corp.

Patrick Flanagan ’99 is senior principal engineer for injection molding research and development at Fresenius-Kabi USA. He lives in Algonquin, Ill. [email protected]


Leonard ’00 and Susan Garry Krzywicki ’01 live in Danville, Va., with sons Mason, 7, and Logan, 5. After Behrend, Len earned an M.B.A. from Drexel University and started a career in the chemicals industry; he’s now director of manufacturing for DanChem Technologies and Innovations. Susan worked for Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia after earning her M.S.W. from Widener University, but “switched gears” to stay home with their boys. [email protected]

Jennifer Bradford Manz ’02 is a senior software test engineer for Omnyx and an adjunct instructor at the University of Pittsburgh. Jen and her husband, Rob, live in Pittsburgh with children Rozalin, 6, and Auron, 1. [email protected]

Jessica Pendry Parsons ’02 is executive director of Horizons at Woodward, part of a national program that works to close the achievement gap for disadvantaged students by hosting free summer educational programs on the campuses of private schools and universities. She and her husband, Dan, live in College Park, Ga. [email protected]

Jean Roos Schnur ’05 and her husband, Carl ’06, moved to Leesburg, Va., last October. They have three children, Jackson, 6, Tenley, 5, and Bennett, 1. [email protected]

Dale Lamb ’05 is vice president for information security at Citigroup. He lives in Silver Spring, Md. [email protected]

James Hudson ’05 M.B.A. was named the 2016 Father of the Year by the Committed Fathers Alliance, an honor he received during the National Partnership for Community Leaders International Fatherhood Conference held in Kansas City, Mo., earlier this summer. James lives in Erie, where he is pastor of Hope and Faith Chapel; his wife, Giselle, is the veteran’s counselor in the college’s admissions office.

Lynzie Collard Nebel ’08 is a project engineer at MTD Micromolding in Charlton, Mass. She and her husband,

Daniel ’09, live in Clinton. [email protected] Robert

Raver ’08, an associate attorney at Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz in downtown Pittsburgh, recently was elected to the Allegheny County Bar Association Family Law Section Council. He is co-chair of the council’s social committee and mentors young attorneys. [email protected]

Clinton Etzel ’09 is the maintenance department manager at Duer/ Carolina Coil in Greer, S.C. He and his wife, Christie, have a 3-year-old daughter, Abbie. The family lives in Greenville. [email protected]


Zachary Higgins ’10 is a senior software developer at Plex Systems in Troy, Mich. [email protected]

Cody Brown ’11 is an assistant district attorney in Warren County. He lives in Warren with his wife, Meggi. [email protected]

Cory Reitmeyer ’11 and Tanya Mora ’12 were married in 2013. They now make their home in Murrysville, and share it with baby Emma Faye, who turns 1 in September. Cory is a project engineer at Elliot Group and Tanya is a research accountant at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. [email protected]

Krista Dietz Root ’12, a personal lines underwriter at Donegal Mutual Insurance, has been accepted into the M.B.A. program at Elizabethtown College. Krista and her husband, Addison ’11, live in Mount Joy. [email protected]

Haley Sharp ’13 is an associate engineer at Bechtel Marine Propulsion in West Mifflin. She lives in Pleasant Hills. [email protected]

Kyle McKinney ’12,’13 M.B.A. is an audit associate at BDO USA in Cleveland. [email protected]

Lauren Laska ’15 is a programmer at Larson Texts. She lives and works in Erie. [email protected]

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