Alumni Association Board Emeritus
Millersville University Alumni Association Board Emeritus candidates are former board of directors who have celebrated their 50th anniversary of graduation, been a member of the Board of Directors for a minimum of three terms and has distinguished himself/herself in service to the Association.
Dr. Kathleen "Kathy" Brabson '70
Kathy Brabson served in public education as a teacher and a principal in school districts in Lancaster County and was elected as president of the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary School Principals and as a member of the board of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. She served as director of the Teaching Center at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and as a supervisor of student teachers, as well as a supervisor of principal candidates, at Millersville University.
Brabson served as president of the Millersville University Alumni Association Board of Directors and on several alumni association committees, the University Campaign Committee and the Selection Committee for the University Educator of the Year Award. She co-founded the Women’s Giving Circle, along with the late Bev Breniser ’69, ‘73M, which has awarded scholarships since 2011. Currently, Brabson sits on the planning committee for the MU Class of 1970 Reunion. Brabson and her husband, Chip, contributed to the rededication of Stayer Hall, established a scholarship for MU physics students and have volunteered for the Millersville Homecoming Parade for many years.
Through her post-retirement interests including local history, Brabson has published Life of Thad Stevens: What Part of “All Men Are Created Equal” Do You Not Understand? She has written several articles for the Newsletter of the Conestoga Area Historical Society and has co-written, with Ginger Shelley, an article for the Journal of LancasterHistory. She sits on the board of trustees of the Conestoga Area Historical Society and of the Millersville Area Historical Society.
Brabson received an undergraduate degree in elementary education from Millersville University, as well as a Master of Education degree and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, both from Pennsylvania State University.
Mary Ann Gerber '67, '70M
Mary Ann Gerber taught English in the Solanco School District for 30 years and served for several years as English department chair after graduating from Millersville. Gerber received a J.D. degree from Widener University in 1996 and was admitted to both the Pennsylvania and Maryland bar associations. For many years, she practiced administrative law in the area of wills and estates.
Gerber served on the Millersville University Alumni Association Board of Directors beginning in 1998, serving on several board committees and participating in various events. Gerber and her husband, Phil ’67, ‘80, especially supported Millersville University’s Archives and Special Collections. While serving as treasurer of the MUAA Board of Directors, Gerber became president of Millersville Borough Council. Gerber helped found the Millersville Area Historical Society and served as volunteer coordinator on the Millersville Community Parade Committee. In 2011, Gerber served as co-chair of Millersville 250, and she and her husband were Millersville Community Parade grand marshals.
From 2008 through 2015, Gerber served as Lancaster County Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans’ Court. She also served on the Lancaster Library board and became a member of Rotary Club of Lancaster South. Now retired, Gerber is again serving as a borough councilwoman, as well as a member of the board of Lancaster County Children and Youth Social Service Agency and a member of the Torch Club of Lancaster County.
Gerber received an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in English education from Millersville University, as well as certification in school psychology and certification in curriculum and instruction.
Barbara Hunsberger '65
Barbara Hunsberger, associate professor of the library at Millersville University for 28 years and a librarian in local public schools for seven years, has expertise in library automation, library acquisitions and long-range planning for nonprofit organizations. She served as president of the Millersville University Alumni Association Board of Directors from 1987-1989 and as an MUAA board member from 1994-1995, as a member of the Millersville University Foundation Board and on many departmental and University committees, most notably the Academic Computing Advisory Committee, Administrative Computing Advisory Committee, The Computing Policy Council and the University Long Range Planning Committee. From 1998-2000 she served as an advocate for the Virtual University, a grant-funded collaborative distance learning project involving Millersville, Shippensburg and West Chester University. In 2001, Hunsberger retired from Millersville University as an associate professor of the library.
During her tenure at Millersville, Hunsberger developed a proposal that was accepted to automate the library at the Lancaster County Historical Society (LCHS). During the past two decades, she has been an active volunteer at LancasterHistory (formerly LCHS), including serving on the board of directors, involvement in long-range planning, fundraising event committee participation and volunteering in the archives department. Hunsberger is also president of the Lancaster County Bird Club and a graduate of the 1989 class of Leadership Lancaster.
Hunsberger received an undergraduate degree in education from Millersville University and master’s degrees from Villanova University and Pennsylvania State University.
Elizabeth Kauffman '52, '76M
Elizabeth Kauffman served as the director of development for the Community Hospital of Lancaster and as the director of development for the American Heart Association. Kauffman also served as an interim director of the Millersville Alumni Association, after serving as a high school English teacher.
Kauffman served as president of the Millersville University Alumni Association and through the years participated in numerous committees. She was also a Millersville University representative on the Pennsylvania Council of Alumni Associations and served on the board of directors of the Millersville University Foundation. For several decades, Kauffman was actively involved in the community in Lancaster County. She served on the boards of Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning (formerly Citizens Scholarship Foundation of Lancaster County), Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Lancaster County and Leadership Lancaster.
Kauffman received an undergraduate degree in secondary education and a Master of Education degree from Millersville University. She also received a Master of Arts degree from Central Michigan University.
Dr. Dominick DiNunzio '53
Dominick DiNunzio began teaching and coaching following his service in the U.S. Army. He embarked on an impressive career with Pemberton Township School District in New Jersey in 1960, from which he retired as Assistant Superintendent.
In addition to being an active member of the Millersville University Alumni Association, including previously serving as board president and his current participation in numerous committees, Dominick has volunteered with Pemberton Rotary Club, Free Mason Affiliations, and Sons of Italy in America. He was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary Club), the Legion of Honor (Chapel of Four Chaplains), Outstanding Service Award (MUAA), and the Distinguished Service Award (MUAA). Dominick has given generously of his time and talent to Millersville for decades. His breadth of knowledge of Millersville history has even been spotlighted during the New Student Welcome & Pinning Ceremony so that the newest generation of Marauders may understand and value the traditions that have been established before them.
Dominick received his undergraduate degree in Industrial Technology from Millersville University, his Master of Education from Rutgers University, and his Doctor of Philosophy from Walden University.
Catherine "Kitty" Glass '53
Kitty Glass, associate professor and catalog librarian emeritus, guided the library in its transition from printed catalog cards to an automated online catalog and has cataloged a variety of materials including monographs, textbooks, videocassettes, filmstrips, pictures, rare books, maps, prints and broadsides. She was responsible for selecting the library’s children’s books, resulting in a very strong Juvenile Collection that is well used by students taking education courses. For the past two decades, Kitty has served on numerous boards including the MU Alumni Association Board of Directors; Student Services Inc. Board of Directors; Treasurer of the Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculties; and the Homecoming Committee.
Her many volunteer activities have included Class of 1953 60th Reunion; Freshman Convocation; Move-In Day, Senior Send Off, Alumni Association Events Committee; Alumni Fall Fling; Commencement; numerous alumni receptions in the local area; MU After Work events and many other activities She is also a member of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Kitty received her undergraduate degree in Library Science from Millersville University and Master’s Degree in Library Science from Drexel University.
Dr. Richard Frerichs '64
Rich Frerichs, professor emeritus of educational foundations at Millersville, has served the University as dean of resident life, dean of men, associate director of financial aid and chair of the Department of Educational Foundations. He’s worked closely with the alumni association, serving as president, president-elect and past president, as well as holding positions on alumni association committees. Rich continues to play a role in MU athletics; in addition to securing athletic fundraising sponsorships, he has been a voice at football games for 40 years and basketball games for 30 years.
He was awarded Millersville University's highest honor, the President's Medallion, by President McNairy in 2013, in addition to the alumni association’s Distinguished Service Award (2006) and Outstanding Volunteer Service Award (2010); he received Phi Delta Kappa’s Distinguished Educator Award (1998) and Millersville University’s Sara Lindsley Person of the Year Award (2009-10).
Rich received his undergraduate degree in Biology and a Master of Education both from Millersville University and his Doctor of Education from University of Delaware.