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Summer 2015




Colony Design Review and Standards

Committee and is the chairman for the

Colony Residents Council.

Valetta Eshbach ’75

was inducted into

the Muhlenberg School District Hall

of Fame. The inductees were picked

based on accomplishments in sports

or in their careers. Eshbach was a high

school math teacher for 29 years, and

served as math department chair and

adviser to Students Against Drunk

Driving, Youth-to-Youth and com-

mencement. She also taught at Penn

State Berks for 16 years.

Rick Stein ’75

has retired after a 34-year

career as a major with the Pennsyl-

vania State Police. He served for six

years as the department’s director

of research and development after

several command positions, including

commanding officer of Troop T.

William Kochan ’77

has entered the

Berks County Recorder of Deeds race.

Lawrence Stuardi ’79

was inducted

into the Hatboro-Horsham High

School District’s Hall of Fame. He

founded MRA Group, a multidisci-

plined firm that specializes in real

estate services for health care and

institutional clients.

The 1980s

Kevin Beebe ’81

and his wife, Cortney,

will serve as chairs for the 56th annual

Naples Community Hospital (NCH)

Ball. The NCH Ball is Naples’ longest-

lived charitable event and has raised

more than six million dollars since

2000 to help fund projects that

vary from the NCH Heart Institute

to Pediatric Emergency Department


Lisa (Marino) Oswald ’82,


of Sorrelli Jewelers of Kutztown, will

open a 1,600-square-foot showroom

in center city Allentown. Sorrelli, an

experienced retail operator who also

serves as head designer, founded the

company in 1983.

Dave Steckel ’82

was named Missouri

State University’s 20th head football

coach. He spent the last 14 seasons

with the Southern Columbia Tigers

and was a finalist for the 2014 Frank

Broyles Award as the nation’s top as-

sistant coach.

Vicki (Tyndall) DaSilva ’83

had her

photography of light graffiti art fea-

tured at Cheryl Hazan Contemporary

at SCOPE Miami Beach during Art

Basel Miami Art Week 2014. One of the

photographic works exhibited,


Paris 13

, was created on the last night

of the highly popular graffiti show in

Paris presented by Galerie Itinerrance.

Robert Hawke ’83

placed a bid for

re-election to a six-year term as a

district judge serving northwestern

Northampton County. First seated as

a district judge in 2010, Hawke began

his career in 1984 as a police officer in

Lehigh Township.

Gregory McElvaney ’84

was appointed

a board member of the Schuylkill

United Way, with the ability to serve

for two three-year terms.

Patricia (Tinsman) Schaffer ’84

“Personal Geographies,”

a joint exhibi-

tion featuring the artwork of Schaffer

and Deborah Hamburger, was featured

in March 2015 at Studio B, Boyertown,

Pa. In

“Personal Geographies,”


and Hamburger explore the fine balance

between what connects them and

how their differences also serve to

mutually inspire and strengthen their

art and their friendship.

Frederick Sheeler ’84

is seeking a third

term as the Berks County Recorder of


Kim Zsitek ’84

was named assistant

director for health services at Allen-

town School District. She is attending

Wilkes University for her Doctorate

of Nursing Practice with an expected

graduation of November 2015.

been awarded residencies at the

MacDowell Colony and Ucross.

Thomas is a learning specialist and

teaches at Smith College.

Donald Everhart ’72

was awarded a

collective Congressional Gold Medal,

along with the other World War II

members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP),

during a ceremony in Emancipation

Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

The medal recognizes the organiza-

tion for its humanitarian, combat and

national services during a critical time

for our nation. Everhart also created

a coin design for a 10-coin set, the

America the Beautiful Quarters. Ever-

hart designed the Great Sand Dunes

National Park quarter.

Marilyn (Tiffany) Klimcho ’72

participated in an event involving

published writers in the Boyertown

community. Authors read portions of

their published works, shared their

publishing experiences, offered their

work for sale and autographed copies

as requested. Klimcho is the treasurer

of Berks Bards, Inc., a grassroots

poetry group centered in Reading.

Her work has been published in the

Schuylkill Valley Journal and received

a nomination for a Pushcart Prize. She

has published a book of poetry titled

“The Ceremony of Great Age,”


expects to publish a second volume


“LandScrapes and Muses”


Foothills Publishing.

Marjorie Reppert ’72

celebrating her

30th year of her shop and small works

art gallery called Rosemary Remem-

brances II, which was established in

1984 in Jim Thorpe, Pa. and features

Reppert’s assemblages, collages,

shadow boxes and shrines.

William Ribble ’73

won a seat on

the Village of Estero council. He is a

small business owner and a retired

35-year UPS executive. He served as

co-chairman of the Pelican Landing

Unit Owners Committee, chaired the