Commencement Starts 11:30 Saturday
Due to rain in the forecast Saturday morning, the start time of the undergraduate ceremony has been delayed until 11:30 a.m. There will still be one ceremony outside in Biemesderfer Stadium. Gates open at 10 a.m.
Eric M. Burkholder (‘00 – BS BIOCHEM) Ph.D., Syracuse University; He is a Senior Research Engineer at Saint-Gobain High-Performance Materials.
Jennifer Casto (Crouse) (‘00 – BS CHEM) MS, UMBC-2011; She is a Research Chemist at Cristal and she is focusing on utilizing titanium dioxide for environmental catalysis purposes. She earned her Master's degree in Engineering Management with a speciality in Chemical/Biochemical Regulatory Engineering.
George J. Hager (‘00 – BS) Ph.D., Texas A&M University; He is a Scientist at the Pacific Nothwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA.
Brie A. Luttenberger (‘00 – BS) She is a Chemist 2 for the Commonwealth of PA DEP Bureau of Laboratories, analyzing fish tissue for PCB's and pesticides for use in fish consumption advisories.
Jeffrey L. Kready (‘00 – AS) He is a PT Lab Product Supervisor at Alcoa.
Bruce A. Neide (‘00 – BS) He is a Chemist at Johnson Matthey, Inc. doing research into synthesis, scale-up and process development of homogeneous, organometallic catalyst.
Anna (Forsman) Trach ('00 - BS) BS Nursing; Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (2006) She is an RN at Hershey Medical Center.
Mike Zdilla ('00 - BS) He will start a tenure track appointment at Temple University in 2009.
David W. Kreiser (‘99 – BS) MBA, University of Phoenix, 2006; He is a Plant Chemist at Armstrong World Industries Lancaster Flooring Plant.
Melanie A. (White) Mumma (‘99 – BA) BS Mathematics, Millersville University (2000); She is a Product Safety Specialist in the Global Product Safety Department at Cephalon, Inc. She is directly involved in many aspects of the reporting of serious adverse events for clinical trials and post-marketed products, both within the U.S. and internationally, to various regulatory authorities.
Christopher Sprout ('99 -BS) Ph.D., Brown University (2006): He is a Senior Research Scientist at Rhodes Technologies in Rhode Island.
Hisham O. Abdel-Karim (‘98 – BS) MS, MSIS, Penn State Great Valley; He is a Process Engineer for FLSmidth.
Frances A. Demorest (‘98 – BS) She is a Chemist III at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories - PSS Indianapolis.
Shawn M. Dirk (‘98 – BS) Ph.D., Rice University; He is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Labs.
Brian A. Landis (‘98 – BSE) MS, Bucknell University; He is a chemistry teacher in the Mifflinburg Area School District.
Michael T. Martucci (‘98 – BS BIOCHEM) MS, University of Pittsburg; He is an Instructor at Carlow University, and an Adjunct Professor for the University of Pittsburgh.
Sashikala Sivendran (‘98 – BS BIOCHEM) Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology, 2005; She is a Senior Chemist at Cambridge Isotope Laboratories.
Sharmila Sivendran (‘98 – BS BIOCHEM) MS, Long Island University (5/2000); Ph.D., University of Delaware (Feb, 2008). She is currently a Post Doctoral Researcher at University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Bradley M. Kraft (‘97 – BS) Ph.D., University of Rochester; He will start a tenure track appointment at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY in 2009.
Marcie Natale ('97 - BS BIOCHEM) MBA International Business, Temple University-2002; She is working in Market Development (Enzymatic Manufacturing) for the Eastman Chemical Company. She was the recipient of the EPA Green Chemsitry Award in 2009.
Renuka Sivendran (‘97 – BS BIOCHEM) Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst; She is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Cell and Cancer Biology Branch of the National Cancer Institute, NIH, Center for Cancer Research.
Thomas G. Bernhardt (‘96 – BS BIOCHEM) Ph.D.; He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School.
Peter DeSanto Jr. (‘96 – BS) Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware (2003); He is a Senior Research Engineer in the High Throughput Experimentation Center of Excellence at Air Products and Chemicals Inc. in Allentown, PA.
Carlo J. Gambone (‘96 – BS) MS, Temple University; He is a Research Biochemist at Merck & Company, Inc.
Joel R. Nace (‘96 – BS) MS, Illinois Institute of Technology; He is a Diagnostic Imaging Physicist at York Hospital - Wellspan Health.
Jennifer L. Shapiro (‘96 – BS) MS, Eastern New Mexico University; She is a Graduate Student/Research Assistant/TA at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. General Chemistry Lecturer at the University of Vermont.
Heidi Taylor (‘96 – BS) She is Contracting Lead with the US Federal Goverment at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.