BETWEEN THE LIONS - Penn State Wilkes-Barre


January, 2006Volume XXIIIIssue Iwww.psu.eduBETWEEN THE LIONSA publication for friends and alumni of Penn State Wilkes-BarreCampus to welcome new chancellorCharles H. Davis has been named chancellor of Penn State Wilkes-Barre, effectiveMarch 15, 2006. Davis replaces Mary Hines, now president of Carlow University, Pittsburgh."We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Davis toPenn State and look forward to his leadership andenterprising vision at the Wilkes-Barre campus," saidJohn Romano, Penn State vice president for Commonwealth Campuses.Davis has served since 1993 as dean of theSchool of Business and Economics at FayettevilleState University, a constituent institution of TheUniversity of North Carolina. He has held facultyappointments at several academic institutions including the University of Northern Iowa,University of Missouri–Kansas City, TheCitadel and Wichita State University. Hehas also served as state director of theKansas Small Business DevelopmentCenter and founding member of the U.S.Association for Small Businessand Entrepreneurship.Davis' scholarly research and teachinginterests focus on entrepreneurship, distribution management, business policy andbusiness ethics. He received his doctorateof business administration, MBA andbachelor of science degrees in marketingfrom the University of Tennessee.“There are wonderful opportunities for educational, business, and community organizations towork together for the betterment of northeasternPennsylvania,” said Dr. Lynda R. Goldstein, InterimChancellor. “With Dr. Davis' experience, the campuscan increase its participation in these. He's an excellent fit for the campus and the Greater Wilkes-Barrearea. We're looking forward to welcoming himin mid-March.”Charles H. Davis- Former Dean of School ofBusiness and EconomicsFayetteville State University- Holds Doctorate, MBA andBachelor of Science degree inmarketing fromUniversity of Tennessee

Chancellor’s Reportby Lynda Goldstein, Ph.D.During my stint as Interim Chancellor, I’ve hadthe opportunity to work with enthusiastic and deeplydedicated alumni, donors, Advisory Board members,community and business leaders, and fellow collegeadministrators. I’ve been incredibly impressed withhow big an impact we all have together in northeastern Pennsylvania.How does the campus contribute? In addition toproviding a top-notch undergraduate education at agateway campus to a Big Ten research university, wedrive economic development. According to theeconomic impact study (by Tripp Umbach andAssociates, Inc.) released in November 2004, thecampus contributesNearly 49.3 million directly to the state’seconomy; 25.5 million directly to the economy ofLuzerne County;Nearly 330 million in total business volumeimpact in Bradford, Luzerne, Lycoming,Sullivan, Tioga and Wyoming Counties;More than 3.4 million in tax revenue for theCommonwealth; andMore than 2.5 million annually in localcharitable donations and volunteer services.We’ve successfully competed for individual andpartnership grant support, including:Over 156,800 in support of teaching andresearch for 12 faculty members;Over 390,000 to underwrite learning supportand career placement for over 700 students;Over 75,000 in workforce developmentWednet and NEPIRC grant funds workingwith over 14 area companies; andA 400,000 Incumbent Worker Grant inpartnership with NEPIRC, PennTAP, PennState Worthington-Scranton and Penn StateHazleton, and the Plastics Center at PennCollege for the plastics industry cluster inthe region.And we serve over 9,000 Penn State alumniwho live, work, and play in Bradford, Luzerne,Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Wyoming Counties.That’s nearly 5% of all Penn State grads currentlyliving in Pennsylvania.The impact of Penn State—through campusprograms and services and university alumni—ishuge. As any graduate can tell you, the impact ofa Penn State degree is huge. You can play a significant role in helping Penn State Wilkes-Barrestrengthen its impact for Northeastern Pennsylvanians. How?Join The Penn State Grassroots Network’sinitiative. Write one letter. Make one phone call.Dash off one email. Do it because Penn State—andPenn Staters—have an impact. The next generationof Penn Staters living and working in northeasternPennsylvania will have you to thank. In the meantime, I thank you for working with me on behalf ofthe campus during these last few months.ALUMNI ACTION ALERT 9.5 0We are now asking Grassroots Network volunteers to urge Gov. Ed Rendell to supportPenn State’s appropriation request for the upcoming budget year and theUniversity's innovative “tuition freeze” proposal. Penn State’s Board of Trusteesrecently approved a state budget appropriation request of 354.4 million for 2006-07,which reflects a 9.5 percent overall increase. If the state approves, Penn State willfreeze tuition for nearly 38,000 students at 20 undergraduate Penn State campuses.Please contact Gov. Rendell as soon as you can.Thanks very much for supporting Penn State.To get involved, call 888-353-8984 or visit -

From the Office ofInstitutional Advancement.Jane A. KanyockOur students haveconcluded their first semesterstudies, there is a distinctand refreshing “crispness” inthe air, and our “Campaignfor the Academic Commons” concluded on September 1, 2005. As this2006 calendar year begins,we face a new year and themany exciting opportunitiesJane A. Kanyockit brings to our campus andstudents.To all of our donors who generously supported our 2004-2005 Annual Fund for AcademicExcellence, thank you on behalf of our studentswho benefited from your gifts by receivingscholarship support. As noted by our two students who offered comments at our AnnualScholarship Dinner, the investment you havemade in their education has made a lastingimpact on their lives and futures. Your generousgifts to the Annual Fund surpassed our goal byraising a total of 197,733, 15% over goal. Thechallenge of successfully maintaining our AnnualFund gift levels while soliciting capital campaigngifts for our new “Abram Nesbitt, III AcademicCommons” is a testament to our donors whounderstand the need and importance of philanthropic support to these studentcentered initiatives.In closing, this is my last message as Director of Institutional Advancement at Penn StateWilkes-Barre. As I leave, I thank each of you foryour wonderful support and dedication to PennState Wilkes-Barre in my six years with theCampus. Your loyalty and generosity to PennState is incredible, and it has been my privilegeto be a lioness in this incredible “blue and white”pride. Take care, and please accept my BestWishes to you and your family in the New Year!NEWS UPDATE:Abram Nesbitt, IIIAcademic CommonsAs the Campaign for the Academic Commons concluded on September 1, 2005, a total of 7.4 million in gifts and commitments wereraised to support the future “Abram Nesbitt, IIIAcademic Commons.” Under the leadership ofrecognized community leaders and Penn Statealumni Robert Fortinsky, ‘47, Honorary Chairman, and William Davidowitz, ‘50, Chairman,and a dedicated team of volunteers, the studentsand community look forward to the neededacademic enhancements this exciting project willbring to the Campus.Due to the unprecedented hyper-inflation inrecent months, the Academic Commons has beenredesigned to bring the project back into budget.Once the redesign is finalized and theUniversity’s required approvals are received, welook forward to sharing the details and plans forthe new building.Ground breaking is tentatively scheduled forSummer 2006 with completion in August 2007.Members of the Executive Committee forthe Campaign for the Academic Commonsincluded in addition to Fortinsky andDavidowitz: Dr. John Biernacki, Christopher L.Borton, Maureen Moran Bufalino, MarvinCarkhuff, Marion M. Conyngham, and Rosemary Dessoye.Also Robert Dickerson, Jeffrey S. Dickson,Robert G. Edgerton, Jr., Jay Karnofsky, C. LouKirchen, John McCarthy, Jr., Thomas E. Pugh,Connie P. Rado, Robert W. Reynolds, DavidRice, Mark J. Sobeck, Jane A. Kanyock, formerDirector of Institutional Advancement, PennState Wilkes-Barre, and Dr. Mary Hines, formerCampus Executive Officer.-3-

2004-2005 Annual Fundfor Academic ExcellenceAs you look around Penn State Wilkes-Barre there are signseverywhere of the contributions made to make the campus.The generosity of alumni, friends, business and industry have made this campuswhat it is today - a learning ground fullof opportunity for future generations.Wethank the following for their continuedsupport and Penn State Pride.Life MembersBarnes & Noble College BooksellersFrank Bevevino ‘62Marvin & Marie CarkhuffDorothy T. W. CarrollJohn N. & Lou Conyngham, IIIBrinley J. Crahall, Jr. ‘63Jeffrey S. Dickson ‘77Robert ’47 & Shirley FortinskyJay C. ’42 & Jane Karnofsky ‘44*Abram & *Caroline Nesbitt, IIIJoe & Sue Paterno ‘62Penn State Wilkes-Barre AlumniConstituent Society*Kenneth L. & Marion PollockRobert E. & Ruth W. Post, Sr.David W. ‘78 & Deborah Reese ‘78Stanley E. & Irene M. StawickiDavid E. ’63 & Julianne Vaughan ‘63Wachovia Bank, N.A.Gilbert A. Wetzel ‘54President’s Circle 5,000 Barnes & Noble College BooksellersExxonMobil FoundationKen Pollock ChevroletJohn C. & Barbara E. SobeckPenn State Wilkes-Barre AlumniConstituent SocietyProcter & GambleStephen R. ’67 & Margaret J. RahlThe Citizens’ VoiceDavid E. ’63 & Julianne Vaughan ‘63Dr. Thomas G. & Janis Winter ‘87President’s Club 2,500 - 4,999College MisericordiaWilliam ‘50 & Essy B. Davidowitz/DavidowitzFoundation, Inc.Robert ’47 & Shirley Fortinsky/FortinskyCharitable Foundation, Inc.William W. ’87 & Mary Ann HinkoSandy & Marlene InsalacoDr. Muneendra KumarDrs. William M. ’77 & Donna McLaughlin ‘77Sallie MaeUniversity of the SciencesPresident’s Associates 1,000 - 2,499ALLTEL Information ServicesAnonymousArts at HayfieldBevevino Family Fund ofThe Luzerne FoundationMarvin & Marie CarkhuffCommonwealth Telephone CompanyJohn N. & Lou Conyngham, IIIBrinley J. Crahall, Jr. ‘63Sidney & Pauline Friedman ‘52Geisinger Wyoming Valley StaffKenneth D. & Dr. Mary E. HinesInterMetro Industries CorporationLuzerne National BankSheldon B. ’48 & Deborah Mermelstein ‘51Robert A. ’61 & Cathy MugfordStephen J. Novak ‘77/Novak &Associates Real EstatePenn Millers Insurance CompanyCharles & Connie RadoRobert & Mary ReynoldsJill SchwartzUGI Utilities, Inc.Penn State Partners 700- 999Benco Dental Supply CompanyPaul Herstek & Katherine Flanagan-HerstekRave Landscaping & WholesaleVerizon FoundationOld Willow 350- 699Bergman FoundationDr. John S. & Alice BiernackiChristopher L. ’78 & Karen A. Borton/Borton-Lawson Engineering, Inc.James J. ’78 & Jacqueline Brozena ‘81-4-Charles J. ’85 & Maureen BufalinoAnna CervenakCharlene Davis/Davis Nursing Home, Inc.Lee W. ’60 & Nancy EckertDavid A. ’80 & Catherine Fauerbach ‘80John J. & Denise M. GaleanoGreen Valley Landscaping, Inc.Drs. Eugene W. & Nancy L. HerronGeorge G. ’79 & Mary Ann HolomanJoseph P. Huben ‘05Michael J. ’54 & Sylvia Hudacek, Sr.Michael J. Hudacek, Jr.Jacob & O’Boyle, L.P.Stephen W. ’72 & Dianne KagayMichael J. ’76 & Mary KiewlakWillard G. ’66 & Betty KresgeKronick Kalada Berdy & Company P.C.Michael L. & Joan C. Laiman ‘83Sheldon R. Lubin & Ina K. LubinJohn & Maureen MoranMotorWorldNortheastern Pennsylvania IndustrialResource CenterPenn State Wilkes-Barre Campus RecyclingPNC BankPublic Service Enterprise Group, Inc.Thomas E. ’64 & Christine L. PughDale J. Reese ‘73Gloria Jean RuggereRobert & Agnes S. RundleJack R. Simpson, Jr.The Technology Council – NEPAJohn P. & Barbara E. WeberWyoming Rotary ClubEdward R. Zarenski ‘79/United Way ofSoutheastern New EnglandLion’s Pride 200-349Balester Optical CompanyBernard C. & Claudette BanksDr. Christyne BerzsenyiJohn H. Brainard ‘94Paul E. & Cindy ChocalloJoseph J. Cunningham ‘91Joseph A. ’02 & Rosemary DessoyeRaymond L. Detz 81Eastern Pennsylvania Supply CompanyDale C. Ehret ‘80Olin W. ’55 & Mary Lou EvansAlbert FinarelliMichael P. Gallagher ‘61Edward R. Gill ‘92Niranjan S. & LaVern IdgunjiAnatoli F. Ivanov & Elena GalkinaJane A. Kanyock ‘82Matthew A. Keiper ‘03Donald C. Kenzakowski ‘60Dr. David W. KistlerDaniel L. ’80 & Elaine C. KunecRobert J. ’62 & Barbara A. LawrenceSenator Charles D. & Barbara LemmondLuzerne County Cooperative ExtensionJay H. ’63 & Dianne B. May/Pen Fern Oil CompanyJeffrey B. Mokychic ‘95Geraldine NesbittOffset Paperback Manufacturers, Inc.* deceased

2004-2005 Annual FundOmega BankFrank R. & Adeline OrloskiWayne G. Partington ‘82Peoples State Bank of WyalusingJames P. & Ann Perkowski ‘90Joseph F. & Mary Ann PeruginoPlains Hotel Associates/East MountainInn & SuitesDr. Louis D. ’78 & Christine M. PoloniPower Engineering CorporationDr. Steven D. Putzel & Suzanne R. WestfallBruce D. & Diane ReidHarold & Sallyanne RosennJoseph J. ’65 & Patricia A. RymarJames T. & Susan ShoemakerJonathan J. Sinclair ‘03Bernard F. & Bernadette T. SlusarzReese T. SmithRussell E. & Patricia SmithMark J. ’76 & Deborah Sobeck/Mark J. Sobeck Roof Consulting, Inc.Allen D. & Marion SpencerJennifer L. StombaughDonald P. ’72 & Marlene TaneyWilkes-Barre Rotary Charities, Inc.Harry J. ’84 & Annette Yekel ‘84 199 and underA. Dancheck Inc.Amanda J. Adams ‘03AES Somerset, LLCMark A. Aimonetti ‘03George & Jacqueline A. AllabaughEdward R. ’83 & Rita AncasMichael J. & Patricia A. ArcangeliArrow United IndustriesJames J. ’75 & Debra Sarginger AsaloneTodd M. ’84 & Sally BabcockWilliam R. ’79 & Teresa BabetskiWilliam E. & Gale A. BachmanLarry K. ’81 & Sandra BairGary & Elisabeth BakerBakker & Lewis ArchitectsHeather BalesterFred R. Balewski ‘72John S. ’81 & Alice BanaszekJohn S. ’77 & Marcia BarnesAlan W. Barrett ‘86Alan P. Bartlett ‘66Jeffrey S. ’79 & Carol BartonRebecca Sowa Bartuska ‘87Greg M. Bednarski ‘98Gary E. & Diane BeiselRobert A. Bell ‘72Kevin L. ’94 & Jody BensingerDon & Karen S. Berlew ‘92Charles V. & Jean M. BerneskiBertels Can CompanyStephen J. Betts ‘94Alfred W. ’81 & Frances BidwellGeorge W. & *Betty BierlyTrudy L. Blaine ‘95Robert J. ’77 & Diane C. BlinnKenneth G. ’58 & Sandra BobackStephen F. Bonk ‘73Richard C. Bosher ‘05Richard E. BovardRichard W. ’63 & Kathryn W. BoyerKathleen BrennanStephen J. ’65 & Sandra A. BushaStewart W. ’89 & Andrea L. Caladie ‘89Deborah K. CallahanAnthony R. Calo ‘93Sandra A. CameliJason M. Cease ‘03Central Clay Products, Inc.Central Lewmar L.P./Whiteman Tower, Inc.Century 21 Smith RealtyWalter Cerski ‘63David & Suzanne Chapin ‘88Stanley M. ’71 & Margaret CharnickDr. Wei-Fan Chen ’99 & Chung-Pei Chuang ‘03Dr. David P. & Lorna ChinGeorge & Caroline Chronowski ‘01John L. Cioni ‘73Douglas F. ’94 & Amy Clark ‘94Francis A. ’60 & Frances R. ClarkeJoan E. ClarkeTerry ClementeEdward P. ’82 & Diane Connolly/ConnollyExcavating, Inc.Frank E. & Marion M. ConynghamCharlene CookCooks Pharmacy, Inc.Mark E. ’82 & Joy CooneyJob H. ’75 & Diane Coslett ‘75Patrick F. & Karen Ann M. Costantino ‘86Joan M. CostelloJohn A. Coukart ’84/ J. A. Coukart & AssociatesDon E. & Karen A. Cox ‘93Adam C. & Patricia A. CrahallScott W. ’84 & Diane CroweGary J. Culp ‘83Gary A. & Maureen CulverGary J. ’95 & Rhonda M. DaleyThomas P. ’83 & Teresa DarbyBruce S. ’69 & Florence DaviesMatthew M. Davis ‘02Dewitt L. ’63 & Marilyn C. DavisMark & Janet DeckerDavid A. ’65 & Susan Deithorn/Deithorn& Associates, Inc.Walter & Kim DerhammerDavid L. Disch ‘83Stephen Feick & Ashlie R. Docktor ‘98Paul & Anna L. Dombroski ‘03Thomas J. ’86 & Maureen A. DoughertyJonathan V. Dougherty ‘99Howard B. Douthat ’86 & Suzanne A. Lennon ‘89Dan P. ’65 & Sue DowneyVictor DroseyDavid M. ’87 & Kathleen M. DudaHarry D. ’58 & Marie C. DunkleKurt ’85 & Lorey A. DurlandAlbert L. ’58 & Katherine DymondJoseph A. ’84 & Jacqueline DymondDr. Michael W. EckerRobert G. Edgerton ‘49Jacob J. ’68 & Susan EicherEvo G. ’77 & Margaret Esopi ‘79Kelly A. Evanish ‘88Edward C. ’75 & Helena Evans ‘76Harris D. ’74 & Debra EvansDonald J. ’76 & Joan FabianoJarrod M. Fanelli ‘02Jeffrey W. Farnell ‘94James F. Farrell ‘95Ralph G. ’64 & Constance F. FaullRobert R. ’86 & Laura FauxBruno R. Ferretti ‘61Fino’s Rexall PharmacyDavid N. Fiorini ‘89Anthony J. Fioti ‘85Samuel F. Fioti ‘82First Liberty Bank & TrustRobert J. ’80 & Beth FisherKenneth D. & Marina FisherFM Global FoundationScott & Melody Fontaine ‘87-5-Frank J. Smith Jr., Inc.Fred Schuler Inc.Dr. Alan R. & Nicki FrenchMary G. Gale ‘45Charles S. Gambino ‘94Paul E. Gardner ‘00John W. & Susan GastonRichard D. Gavlick ‘90GE FundLarry D. & Deloris J. GearhartMartina Genanie ‘97Gus & Valeria E. GenettiJason K. Getz ‘97Giant Floor & WallCovering Company, Inc.John & Debra J. GildeaMike & Barbara GirmanRonald ’99 & Gail A. GolaDr. Lynda R. GoldsteinLeonard & Lynn GoncharGeraldine GoodwinMark A. ’83 & Beth GrabowskiRobert J. ’82 & Susan GrajewskiJohn L. ’68 & Judy GreenTrilby F. Greene ‘01Gregory J. Griffiths ‘03George D. ’82 & Mary GrossAlan R. ’74 & Denise GrulaDavid P. ’75 & Eleanor B. GuzofskyH.J. Heinz Company FoundationMartha E. Hadsel ‘77Steven & Susan E. HalesWilliam J. Harring ‘57Gordon R. Hartmann ‘89Preston J. ’04 & Kari L. HartzellRicky L. Heinbach ‘74Andrew S. ’94 & Heather HibbsRichard HislopRichard D. & Joyce O. HislopRichard J. & Karen L. Hodle ‘03John W. Hoffert ’76David A. Hoffman ‘74David ’81 & Dolly HoffmanAlfred E. ’82 & Eileen B. HollywoodAngela S. Holm ‘82Michael & Helen HomzaLinda M. House ‘83Paul J. Howanitz ‘74Charles J. ’66 & Susan M. HughesJames R. ’89 & Sarah J. HurlburtDale E. ’81 & Jean Francis HynickerDonald E. ’93 & Jennie L. IdeIndependent Graphics, Inc.Intel FoundationJack Williams Tire Co., Inc.Alexander D. ’86 & Kate D. JayThomas J. ’80 & Dianne JesikiewiczStephen A. ’80 & Kathleen JonesDaniel S. ’73 & Linda S. JonesJillian M. Jumper ‘02Jason B. Jumper ‘00George J. ’73 & Barbara W. KachinskiMark G. Kachmarsky ‘78Paul ’60 & Beverly KaiserDavid T. Kanavich ‘99William J. ’77 & Denise M. Karlotski ‘76Mark W. ’71 & Marcia KaufmanJames T. ’80 & Karen Kazda ‘80Kenneth K. Kehs ‘84Edward J. ’88 & Alice R. KeilBarbara J. KeiperTari Kelley ‘92Lawrence J. Kelly ‘72Frederick F. ’57 & Marjorie B. KepnerJames A. Kerns ‘81Robert P. Kiley ‘92* deceased

2004-2005 Annual FundPhilip M. Kindler ‘89Hal & Jane KishbaughDonald & Louise KivlerStanley J. ’78 & Gail E. KluskiewiczDr. Thomas KnappE. Allen & Laura M. Kocher ‘89Paul N. ’60 & Julia R. KochikDr. David J. & Mary T. KolessarThomas Konopatski, Jr. ‘94Nicole KonopkiEdward A. Koslick ‘58Peggy L. Koval ‘81Frank KowalskiPaul S. ’78 & Lorraine KozichSteven M. Bolin & Marian KrawietzDr. Ronald & Nancy A. Kresge ‘69George S. ’59 & Carol A. KubasikRaymond ’73 & Deborah KuhlRichard P. Kuligowski ‘67Lawrence P. Kupsho ‘02Anthony E. Kutyana ‘71Elwood J. ’65 & Joyce LarsonPhillip B. Latinski ‘93Nathan C. Walters ’04 & Chantell L. Lawall ‘03Dr. Timothy M. Lawlor ’91 & Erin YoungmanMary Jane LecceLehman Power EquipmentRobert A. ’63 & Janice A. LehrAnthony J. ’93 & Anita LelloAlan J. ’78 & Audrey LevandoskiLigus Electric Motor & Pump ServiceRaymond & Brenda Lispi ‘76Richard B. ’96 & Carissa A. LockeLockheed Martin/Scholarship FoundationFrederick D. ’94 & Christine A. LoomisWilliam & Janice LopaskyDr. Albert LozanoChester A. ’78 & Cheryl A. LukasiewiczLisa A. LundermanJeffrey J. ’85 & Debra Ann LutzThomas F. ’84 & Ursula MahoneyMary C. ManzoniKevin L. & Margaret P. Marshall ‘83John J. ’76 & Jennie MartinMaryellen Martin ‘94Ronald E. ’94 & Jacqueline A. MatthewsKenneth T. ’90 & Jessica MatushekWilliam H. May ‘83Marcia McCarroll ‘91Jared E. McTague ‘04Dr. James S. ’84 & Linda McKeown ‘72Jack R. ’73 & Mariella G. MeduraMark A. ’80 & Melody Ann Menges ‘86Charles S. Gambino/Metes & BoundsSurveying, Inc.Metropolitan Life FoundationStanley J. ’80 & Kathleen Mary MichalekScott A. Michalsky ‘03Fred J. ’84 & Victoria E. MihalAnthony G. ’77 & Valerie MikeRoger R. Miller ’73John R. Miller ‘87Cari M. Million ‘98Paul B. Milnes ‘67Robert S. Misewich ‘65Frank J. Mizdail ‘83Alan G. Montross ‘72Kenneth J. ’69 & Bernadette MorganRita A. Morgan ‘75John C. Moyle ‘87Patrick & Anita MuldoonJoseph F. & Dr. Mary Beth MullenDorothea MurphyStephen P. Narsavage ‘70Dr. John H. & Madelyn NatzkeJohn T. ’81 & Annmarie NeidzwskiMarcia E. NelsonThomas L. ’79 & Amy Newingham ‘78Robert F. Nicely ‘86Dina L. Nichols ‘89Jay P. & Alice NiskeyThomas A.’83 & Lori NiznikGregory J. Nolan ‘74Joseph NoonNorfolk Southern FoundationShane Novak ‘04Jerome T. ’63 & Hollis R. NovakOak Lawn CemeteryJoseph G. O’Borski ‘93Paul J. ’71 & Rosalie D. OlshefskiThe Honorable Peter P. OlszewskiRaymond B. & Pamela M. OstroskiMartha W. OstrowskiPhilip P. & Betsy PackWalter J. ’69 & Regina M. PageDr. Wesley & Pat ParksDana J. ’77 & Betty ParrishDavid M. & Darlene F. PaynePeking ChefPenn State Bookstore at Wilkes-BarrePenn State Wilkes-Barre CampusStudent Government AssociationPepsiCo FoundationJoseph & Patrice PersicoJohn E. Pesta & Kathy Pesta ‘79Michael J. ’77 & Diane Petruska-6-Marshall A. ’77 & Jo Ellen PhillipsRichard L. Piasecki ‘73Richard P. ’77 & Blanche PietrasRichard R. PincofskiRobert E. & Christine Pissott ‘89Peter J. ’58 & Marilyn A. PlayersRicky W. ’71 & Kathleen D. PollMichael L. PopsonDavid M. Potichko ‘93Daniel S. ’82 & Brenda PotskoJeffrey P. Powell ‘97PPL CorporationWilliam D. & Sandra Price ‘96Joseph J. & Lynn M. ProciakJohn W. ’02 & Katie L. ProctorSteven M. Ramiza ‘04Charles M. ReillyKimberlie M. ReischSteven R. Remesic ‘81Heath L. ’89 & Lisa A. ResslerRobert M. ’57 & Darla RichardsArnold & Sandy RifkinDouglass H. ’65 & Teresa A. RiggsDavid F. ’55 & Judy RimpleJoseph F. Rindgen ‘89Craig E. ’72 & Maureen RinehimerFloyd A. Rinehimer ‘84Albert S. ’79 & Carolyn Roan ‘79Edward J. Roan ‘77William L. ’83 & Letha C. RobertsThomas R. Robinson ‘61Alan & Jane Rogers ‘77James J. Romancheck ‘85Roof Pro, Inc.Janet M. RosenbaumHoward RottmanRobert A. ’86 & Susan R. RukstalisRaymond Russ ‘87Gregory P. ’82 & Susan RussakJoseph R. ’86 & Debra RutkoskiMitchell J. ’66 & Kathie A. RzodskiFrances A. SabaluskiJoseph & Dr. Carol SabatiniMaria B. Sabia ‘85Leonard M. Sachetti ‘76Manuel Salorio ‘76Tracy P. Samick ‘91John P. & Barbara A. ScavoneBrynn A. Schaffer ‘01Allan R. ScobleRobert L. Scruitsky ‘85Robert S. ’02 & Victoria M. SeesRonald G. & Barbara ShadieRobert J. Shaffer ‘89Joseph & Janice ShaverDr. Henry W. ShemanskiNeil A. ’91 & Charlene ShemoShoemaker RealtyRobert J. ’81 & Marie ShultzSusan J. Shultz ‘95Gary & Jeanette Siegel ‘86Charles L. ’62 & Barbara J. SieminskiJohn Simonsky ‘86William Skumanich ‘56Dr. Martin & Ruth SlannJeffrey & Gretchen Slater ‘84Samuel J. & Wanda A. SmailJoshua J. Smail ‘02Robert A. ’65 & Ellen SmithEarl B. Smith ‘97Franklin J. ’72 & Linda N. SmithDonald D. ’48 & Mildred C. SmithKevin H. ’70 & Caroline J. SmithDr. Dudley C. SnyderPeter J. ’04 & Linda P. SobchakPatrick & Marie Solano

2004-2005 Annual FundTimothy Schmitt & Maurita Anne Soltis ‘93Luke T. & Donna Sowcik ‘78Douglas A. Spangenberg ‘93Ernest J. ’68 & Winifred C. StaplesStan & Patricia M. StaskielDennis R. ’72 & Linda L. StatesDr. Frederick J. ’72 & Christine Stefon ‘77Michael C. & Sondra N. Steinruck ‘91Robert M. Stevens ‘67Sarah B. Struckus ‘04Gary E. & Rhyle M. Stull ‘86Eric R. ’89 & Donna SupeyJune SupeyTimothy S. ’84 & Donna SutliffJohn A. & Linda S. SwayzeRichard Swiderski ‘77John M. Swim ‘77Swithers Heating Oil Service, Inc.Jason R. Tarnowski ‘98Earl J. & Tracy Thompson ‘92Nettie H. Thompson ‘03Walteen Grady TrulyJanet M. TysonMichael & Joanne J. Uffner ‘82United Way of Bergen CountyJill E. Urban ‘03Robert J. ’91 & Dawn M. VincentiHarold R. Voglesong ‘72Wachovia Foundation, N.A.Jerome J. ’66 & Arlene M. WallaceJames T. ’81 & Laura M. WalshJohn P. Walsh ‘66*Jeffrey C. Piatt ’85 & Jacqueline Warnick-PiattWilliam H. Watkins ‘99Watkins & MeduraWBRE TVThomas J. & Mary Frances WeaverWeb Ad SpecialtyRoy L. ’62 & Jane WeikDr. Daniel & Gladys C. WeisbergerWilkes-Barre Clay Products Co.Paul F. ’59 & Mary WilliamsGerald E. Williams ‘87Kenneth A. & Colleen Winkler ‘77John T. Winter ‘03Sandra J. Wisnewski ‘81John M. Wnuk ‘66Alan B. Wolfe ‘75WyethWyoming Valley Striders, Inc.Ralph & Susan WysockiXerox FoundationDaniel J. Yadzinski ‘64John & Dorothy YckowskiYe Olde Clock & Gift ShoppeClifford L. ’69 & Carol YezefskiJoseph M. Yoschak ‘83John T. ’93 & Heather Yudichak ‘97Thomas J. Zabrenski ‘60Michele T. ZabriskiRichard A. & Cathy F. ZacharMark L. Zarambo ‘72Edward C. ’71 & Deborah ZdancewiczKimberly ZdrojeskyAnn ZgagowskiMaria C. Ziolkowski ‘88Matching Gift CompaniesAES Somerset, LLCExxonMobile FoundationFM Global FoundationGE FoundationH.J. Heinz Company FoundationIntel FoundationMetropolitan Life FoundationNorfolk Southern FoundationPepsiCo FoundationPP&L CorporationProcter & Gamble FundPublic Service Electric & Gas CompanySallie Mae FundUGI Utilities, Inc.United Way of Bergen CountyVerizon FoundationWachovia FoundationWyethXerox FoundationGifts-in-KindCollege MisercordiaDr. Muneendra KumarRave’s Landscaping, Inc.Reese T. SmithUniversity of the SciencesDr. Thomas G. & Janis Winter ‘87* deceased Penn State Wilkes-Barre2005-2006 Annual Fund for Academic ExcellenceThanks to your philanthropy, Penn State Wilkes-Barre continues to make lifebetter through teaching, research and service. Contributions to the AnnualFund from generous Penn State supporters, who find a way to give everyyear, enable the University to make great strides toward excellencein every area and discipline. Please be generous.Name: Please credit my spouse (name):Address: City: State: Zip:Phone: Employer: Matching Gift Company: Yes NoGift Enclosed: Please make check payable to PENN STATE WILKES-BARRE;gifts received by June 30, 2006 will be credited to the 2005-2006 Annual Fund for Academic Excellence.Pledge: Please Bill: Quarterly (specify months) Other (specify)Credit Card Payment : VISA MASTERCARD DISCOVER AMERICAN EXPRESSCredit Card Number: Expiration Date: Month /YearSignature: (Credit card authorization)My affiliation with PSU: Alumnus: Year: Campus: Friend Parent Other:Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.-7-

PENNPRIDEWILKES-BARRESTATEAlumni Fellow, David Reese, visits campusWednesday, November 9, 2005 marked the visit of Alumni Fellow David W.Reese,’78 to Penn State Wilkes-Barre. The Alumni Fellow Award is given to select alumniwho, as leaders in their professional fields, are nominated by an academic college andaccept an invitation from the President of the University to return to campus to share theirexpertise with students, faculty, and administrators. David received the Alumni FellowAward in 2000.During his visit, David met for lunch with students who have received either theDavid & Deborah Reese Endowed Scholarship, or the David & Deborah Reese TrusteeScholarship for Penn State Wilkes-Barre. The luncheon afforded students the opportunityto talk with David about his career, experiences, and their career goals. He later met with52 additional IST students to discuss how to apply for jobs’“outside the box,” variousAlumni Fellowinterviewing techniques, and the importance of doing research on the company before theDavid W. Reese ’78interview. He added some monetary advice. David advised the students,“You have to beas happy with where you are living as with what you are doing.”David spent fifteen years as chairman, president, and CEO of New York-based ACTV, Inc., a leading digitalmedia company that provides patented software-based programming for interactive digital TV and "EnhancedTV." He has since retired. In 2003, he and ACTV were awarded an Emmy by the Academy of Television Arts andSciences in the category of "Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Television for a Single Program." David, andhis wife Debbie, attended Penn State Wilkes-Barre for two years prior to receiving their bachelor’s degrees atUniversity Park. David served as the first chair of the advisory board for the School of Information Sciences andTechnology. David and Debbie made the lead gift toward the building that houses the school, leveraging othermajor gifts from advisory board members and industry partners.GOLF - 2006Mark your calendar now!ATTENTION PENN STATE ALUMS!11th Annual Penn StateWilkes-BarreMaster’s Golf TournamentPenn State Alumni can join thePenn State Wilkes-BarreAthletics & Recreation Buildingfacilities for 1/2 priceFriday, July 21, 2006weightsHours of Operation:spinningMon-Thurs.: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.Friday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.raquetballSaturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.Sunday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. step classesBlue Ridge Trail Golf ClubMountaintop, PAFor more info or to registercontact Kelley HopaAlumni Development Specialist(570) 675-9202 or go towww.wb.psu.eduFor more informationcall the ARB (570) 675-9259-8-

Greetings from John Urban, PresidentPenn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent SocietyHi, I am John Urban, ‘84, the new president of the Penn StateWilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society and a proud member of thisorganization. I would like to begin by thanking and congratulatingeveryone who is part of the Penn State WilkesBarre Alumni Constituent Society. As a group,we have helped many students and made greatimprovements to the Wilkes-Barre campus.I would encourage anyone who hasthought about joining the Penn State WilkesBarre Alumni Constituent Society to come to afuture meeting. If you have questions or ideaswe want to hear from you. There is a meetingevery other month to keep abreast on all theJohn Urbanissues and everyone is welcome to attend. It’sfun, it’s informative, and it feels great to be an active member for agreat cause, Penn State Wilkes-Barre.The event that highlighted this year has been the 10th AnnualAlumni “Master

- Holds Doctorate, MBA and Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from University of Tennessee "We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Davis to Penn State and look forward to his leadership and enterprising vision at the Wilkes-Barre campus," said John Romano, Penn State vice president for Common-wealth Campuses. Davis has served since 1993 as .