Alumni Board

The LHU Alumni Association's Board of Directors consists of 20 alumni from the 1970s to the 2010s and every decade in between. Presided by Amee Vance '75 and vice president John Newcomer '84, the Board is divided into four committees: Legacy, Engagement, Campus and Relationships.

Each committee has a chair representative that works closely with Alumni Office staff to assist in fundraising, marketing, relationship-building and event planning initiatives that support the LHU Alumni Office's mission.

All board members are volunteers who have been elected into their roles in large part for their unwavering loyalty and commitment to preserving the past while ensuring the future of Lock Haven University.

          Amee Vance

             Mrs. Amee Lewis Vance, PRESIDENT

Class of 1975
Spouse Name: Ron Vance '75
Hometown: Hummelstown, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Former elementary school teacher
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
After becoming actively involved with Zeta Tau Alpha's 50th year celebration, I learned of the opportunity to become further engaged in promoting communication with Lock Haven University and alumni. I have fond memories of LHU and my college experience, which prepared me for a 35-year teaching career. I look forward to the next step as a way of honoring my mentors and to expand my network of university alumni, faculty and students. 

             Dan Cruttenden

     Mr. John Newcomer USA RET., VICE PRESIDENT

Class of 1984
Hometown: Lock Haven, PA/Conway, SC
Current Employer/Job Title: U.S. Army, Ret.
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
To give back to LHU and its students in the form of my time, and talent gathered over the past 38 years.

              Dan Cruttenden

            Mr. Dan CruttendEn, Former President                                                                                           

Class of 1973
Hometown: Elkland, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Retired - Health & PE Teacher (Whitehall - Coplay School District)
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
I have always loved being a grad of Lock Haven – I enjoyed 4 wonderful years there.  I felt I received a solid education that prepared me well for my future.  I continue to visit the school often due to my connection with several sports, fraternities, and the fact that my wife and I reconnect with many classmates that also return (i.e. Homecoming).  One of those friends became involved with the Foundation Board and another with the Alumni Board.  Knowing I was a firm supporter of LHU, they approached me about possible involvement with the Alumni Board, and I quickly said “yes”.  I want to help make a difference in young peoples lives by being involved in making LHU a great place to further their education and enjoy some great life experiences. 

            Kyle Losch

                      Mr. Kyle Losch, Treasurer

Class of 2015
Hometown: Blanchard, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Director of Finance, The Madison Group
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
As a first generation college student, LHU has provided me with a great deal of opportunities in business. I look forward to leveraging the knowledge gained from those opportunities, as well as the relationships established, to better the university for future students.

          Matt Henry

                    Mr. Matt Henry, SECRETARY

Class of 2018
Hometown: Swiftwater, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: AVP,  Regional Security Manager/Enterprise Workplace Services
Why did you decide to be part of the Alumni Association?
I feel as though my time at LHU was an impact on my life that I want to see all Bald Eagles have. The university is a place that I call home and I know many others do as well. I want to work to have the younger generation of Bald Eagles get involved at this level to show why Lock Haven University really is the best school around. I am proud to call myself a graduate of LHU and I know that without the resources of a board such as this one my time would have been hard. The support of board volunteers, devoted staff and faculty are what make LHU special. I hope to bring a new perspective to the board while helping secure the future of LHU.

          Terri Koehler

                            Mrs. Terri Koehler

Class of 1985
Spouse Name: Joe Koehler, '84
Hometown: Dillsburg, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Pottsgrove School District, Elementary School Principal
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
I joined the LHU Alumni Board because I loved my time as a student at LHU and I believe that my experiences at LHU have shaped the person I am today. I joined the alumni Board to support the institution that has been such an important part of my life and to provide future generations of students access to the same opportunities. 

          Norm Gordon

                            Mr. Norm Gordon

Class of 1973
Hometown: State College, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Retired - Former collegiate track & cross country coach
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
The education, friendships and atmosphere at the university were keys to my professional and personal success. It is time to continue to give back! 

          Jason Madigan

                           MR. Jason Madigan

Class of 1998
Spouse Name: Kelly Madigan
Hometown: Lock Haven, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Sport & Spine Chiropractic Rehab, Doctor & Owner
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
I wanted to join the board as a way to stay connected to the university and to give back in any way that I could. I hope to contribute in growing the Alumni Association and to help keep other graduates engaged with the university.

Ms. Zakiyah Ingram

Class of 2015
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Drexel University, Coordinator, Student Involvement & Leadership
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
I decided to be part of the Alumni Association to reconnect to LHU in a different capacity. Being a higher education professional, I know more than ever how important it is to stay connected and support your undergrad university. My love for college and for working with college students came directly from my experience at LHU, so joining the Alumni Association is a way to give back to a university that has given so much to me. In addition, being a young alumna on the board will enable me to connect with recent LHU graduates to encourage them to continue to give back to the university.

          Brandon Pardoe

                          Dr. Brandon Pardoe

Class of 1992
Hometown: Williamsport, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Williamsport Area School District/Head High School Principal
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
It is important that secondary schools and higher education work together to create opportunities for students to pursue college in order to obtain their career goals. Serving as a member of the LHU Alumni Association affords me this opportunity to help students while they are in high school and when or if they choose to attend The Haven.

          Andrew Kremser

                         Mr. Andrew Kremser

Class of 2009
Spouse Name: Elizabeth Kremser
Hometown: Montoursville, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Clinton County Government/Director Department of Emergency Services
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
I decided to join because of the positive impact that LHU had on me and the impact the university has on Clinton County.

          Dave Bower

                              Dr. Dave Bower

Class of 1975
Hometown: Williamsport, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Lock Haven University Emeritus (Retired 2015)/ Consultant at West Branch Drug & Alcohol Abuse Commission
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
The Alumni Association is vital to the advancement of LHU.  I feel my 33 years on the faculty and the thousands of students that I was fortunate to mentor may be an asset to the growth of the LHU Alumni Association.

Mr. Christopher Harris

Class of 1999
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: School district of Philadelphia/Assistant Principal
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
Being a part of the Alumni Association is a great opportunity to connect with fellow LHU alums. It is with pride and pleasure that I pledge my support to the aims and purpose of Lock Haven University.

          LaToya Smith

                            MS. LATOYA SMITH

Class of 1998
Hometown: Mt. Holly, NJ
Current Employer/Job Title: Mental Health Therapist (Owner)/LCS Counseling and Consulting Agency
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
Lock Haven University provided me the opportunity to learn, play sports on the collegiate level and develop lifelong friendships. Those 4 years on campus will forever be tied to who I am. Having the opportunity to be a member of the Alumni Association Board provides me the opportunity to give back to the school and spaces that were a part of shaping and molding me.

          George Way

                              MR. George way

Class of 1977
Spouse Name: Pamela Way
Hometown: Ephrata, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Retired Principal of Manheim Central School district. Part-time Scholastic Director for the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
My experiences at Lock Haven State College changed the professional and life path that I pursued. The connections and lifelong relationships I fostered are still strong to this day. I especially connected to two groups: The KDR fraternity and the LHSC wrestling program. I feel compelled to give others that opportunity in any way that I can. I've always been a strong and passionate Bald Eagle, and very proud of my college, and the many opportunities it has extended to me throughout my life. Haven Proud!

          Michele Charmello

                       Mrs. mICHELE cHARMELLO

Class of 1991
Spouse Name: Joseph Scanlan
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Intellectual Disablities Director for Transitional Services, Inc.
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
I decided to be part of the LHU Alumni Association to further the efforts of the University during this time of change and renewal. Lock Haven University gave me a solid foundation and put me on a path to a successful and rewarding career. I’d like to give back and help the students of LHU find their path while supporting them and other Alumni in  their professional journeys. I’d also like to stay connected socially with the Lock Haven University community. 

MrS. emilee (Mallams) sassani

Class of 2015 & 2017
Spouse Name: Alex Sassani  '14 & '16
Hometown: Ashland, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Physician Assistant/Penn State Health Medical Group.
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
I decided to be part of the LHU Alumni Association to give back to the university that helped shape my career and built the foundations for my friendships and marriage. I feel like it's important to continue to engage other alumni of the university and help show prospective students everything that the university has to offer.

          Paul Brennan

                            Mr. Paul Brennan

Class of 2001
Spouse Name: Nicole Brennan
Hometown: Moosic, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Superintendent of Schools (Riverside School District)
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
Joining the Alumni Association was a very easy decision for me. It's a chance to give bawck to the place where my friends and I had the times of pur lives.

          Don Calcagni

                         Mr. donald calcagni

Class of 1998
Spouse Name: Wendy McClain Calcagni '98
Hometown: State College, PA
Current Employer/Job Title: Mercer Advisors/Chief Investment Officer
Why did you decide to be a part of the Alumni Association?
To reconnect with LHU and seek opportunities to give back and support the University's mission.

Ex-Officio Members

Mrs. Ashley Koser
Executive Director of Alumni Engagement

President Bashar W. Hanna, Ph.D.
Lock Haven University President

Mr. Robert Smith
Class of 2004

Mrs. Meghan Hepler
Class of 2005

Major Chris Raup, Past President
Class of 1990

Mr. Joseph Koehler, Past President
Class of 1984

Mr. Ed Wright, Past President
Class of 1971

 

 

 

 

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