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College Personnel


Cambria County Commissioners

PJ Stevens
President Commissioner

Milan Gjurich
William Harris

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Board of Trustees

Jack Cavanaugh
Chairman

Russell Gramlich
Vice Chairman

Ronald Budash
Secretary/Treasurer

Rebecca Styles
At Large

Alan Cashaw
Carl DeYulis
Dr. Janet Grady
James Griffith
Michael Kane
Dr. Susan Makosy
Joseph Mangarella
Stephen McAneny
Eric Rummel
William Rushin
Jeffrey Wingard
Dr. Walter Asonevich (ex-officio)

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation Board

David Mordan
President

William Moynihan
Vice President

Jeffrey Wood
Secretary

Debbie Herbert
Treasurer

Ronald Budash
Honorable Timothy Creany
James Griffith
John Kimball
Joseph Mangarella
Bobbi Ream
Renee Staib
Jim Starr
P.J. Stevens
Salvatore Valenty
James Vasilko
Dr. Walter Asonevich (ex-officio)
Jack Cavanaugh (ex-officio)
David Volpe (ex-officio)

Departmental Advisory Committees

Department of Business

Mr. Shawn Kaufman
Director
Riggs Industries

Mr. Patrick T. Kiniry, J.D.
District Attorney
Cambria County

Mr. Michael J. Kunko
Business Administrator
Portage Area District

Mr. Robert M. Forquer
Vocational Rehab Instructor - Food Service
Commonwealth Technical Institute at the Hiram G. Andrews Center

Mr. John F. Paros
Agenct Sales Director
Metlife

Mr. Richard M. Sukenik
Community Member

Department of Education and Human Services

Ms. Stacie Marie Horvath
Director
CAPCC Head Start Services

Dr. Laurie Nicholson
Associate Professor
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Ms. Andrea Niedererr
Community Resource Specialist
The Family Center

Ms. Oriana L. Poruban
Resource & Referral Coordinator
Cambria County Child Development Corporation

Ms. Julie E. Wagner
Police Officer
Johnstown Police Department

Department of Liberal Arts

Mr. Justin Abrams
Graduate Assistant
Penn State University Library

Mr. Allan C. Berkhimer
Junior/Senior High School Principal
Shade/Central City School District

Mr. Richard Burket
Executive Director
Johnstown Heritage Association

Mr. Richard Mishler
Assistant Director of Admissions
Mount Aloysius College

Rev. Gerald Myers
Pastor
Hooversville Lutheran Parish

Mr. Ryan J. Sedlak, J.D.
Associate Attorney
Leventry, Haschak & Rodkey, LLC

Mr. John Vatavuk
Commissioner
Somerset County

Mr. Brian Whipkey
Editor
Daily American

Dr. Frances Zauhar
Humanities Division Chair
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Department of Science

Dr. Merrilee G. Anderson
Associate Professor
Mount Aloysius College

Dr. J. Michael Engle
Assistant Professor
Mount Aloysius College

Ms. Cheryl D. Kowalczyk
Medical Assistant Department Chair,
Mount Aloysius College

Dr. Lawerance Kupchella
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Lisa Pasierb
Research Lab Assistant
John P. Murtha Neuroscience & Pain Institute

Ms. Kristin Dianne Sewak
Director
Natural Biodiversity

Dr. Richard I. Somiari
President and Chief Scientific Officer
ITSI Biosciences, LLC

Mr. Joseph J. Wilson
Instructor of Mathematics
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Ms. Heather Wilt
Administration/Recruiter - School of Nursing
Conemaugh Memorial Hospital

Department of Technology

Ms. Debra A. Balog
Workforce Development Director
Johnstown Area Regional Industries

Mr. Lawrence E. Caprous
Retired Business Executive

Dr. Gary J. Dean
Professor and Adult & Community Department Chair
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Melissa Lynn Klingenberg
Principal Technical Staff Member
Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Senior Staff

Dr. Walter J. Asonevich
President
Ph.D., English, University of Delaware;
M.A., English, University of Vermont;
B.A., English, Keene State College

Dr. Edward (Ted) Nichols
Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs
Ph.D., Counseling and Student Personnel in Higher Education, University of Georgia;
M.S., Psychology, Indiana State University;
B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Lorraine Sylvia
Vice President of Finance and Administration
M.S., Organization and Management, Capella University;
B.S., Finance, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

David A. Volpe
Vice President for Student Services and Institutional Advancement
M.S., Professional Leadership, Carlow University;
B.S., Biology, Saint Vincent College

Administration

Ginny Altemus, PHR
Executive Director of Human Resources
M.A., Human Resource Management/Industrial Relations, Saint Francis University;
B.S., Business Administration and Management, University of Maine

Michelle Babalonis
Assistant to the Vice President for Student Services and Institutional Advancement
M.S., Multimedia Technology, B.S., Graphic Communications Technology, California University of Pennsylvania

Kathleen Banks
KEYS Grant Coordinator
M.L.I.S., Library Science & Information Science, University of Pittsburgh;
M.Ed., Education, Duquesne University;
B.S., Mathematics Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Suzanne Brugh
Director of Student Activities
B.S., Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Amy Carpenter
Systems Analyst
B.S., Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State University

Brenda Coughenour
Director of Financial Aid
M.S., Organizational Leadership, B.S., Human Resources, Geneva College;
A.S., Business Administration, Saint Francis University

Julie Davis
Continuing Education Coordinator
A.A.S., Business Office Technician, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Kate Deater
Institutional Research Analyst
M.S., Educational Leadership and Policy, Shippensburg University;
B.S., Education, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Kathleen Edmiston
Assistant to the Vice President of Finance and Administration
A.S. Management Communications, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Candis Emerick
Security Officer

Kevin Farabaugh
Security Officer

Robert Galasso
Security & Safety Manager
A.A.S. Human Services, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Danielle Gerko
Director of Information Technology
M.S., Information Systems Specialization Project Management, Robert Morris University;
B.A., Political Science/Pre-law, Juniata College

Timothy Haberkorn
Assistant Director of Admissions
A.S., Business Administration, Mount Aloysius College

Kathleen Hall
Registrar
B.A., Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Mary Hattaway
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
B.S., Human Resources, Geneva College;
A.A.S., Business Management,  A.A.S., Accounting,  A.A.S., Banking/Bank Management,  Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Susan Hunt
Payroll Accountant

Karen Kemmer
Director of the Ebensburg Education Center
B.A., Human Services, University of Wisconsin;
A.A.S., Letters, Arts and Sciences, Penn State University

Alexander Kirby
Information Literacy and eLearning Librarian
M.S., Library Science, Clarion University;
B.A., History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Michael Lucas
Counselor/ADA Specialist
M.A., Special Education, B.S., Elementary Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Christopher Mahla
Director of Workforce Education
M.A., Industrial Relations/Labor Relations, Saint Francis University;
B.A., Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

Jeffrey Maul
Director of Admissions
B.A., Sociology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Mary Ann McCurdy
Associate Dean of Instruction
M.Ed., Secondary Mathematics, B.S., Secondary Mathematics Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

William Miller
Security Officer

Todd Oswalt
Network Administrator
B.S., Information Systems Management, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Teresa Pelow
Bursar
Diploma, Legal Secretary, Bryant & Stratton Business School

Christopher Pribulsky, C.P.A.
Director of Finance and Administration
B.A., Business Economics, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Erica Reighard
Associate Dean of Instruction
M.H.R.M., Human Resource Management, B.A., Philosophy, Saint Francis University

Susan Saltys
Assistant to the President

Lacey Schmidt
Admissions Counselor
B.A., Communications, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Matthew Snyder
Assistant to the Bursar
B.A., Business, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

George Soika, C.P.A.
Staff Accountant
B.S., Accounting, Saint Francis University

Penny Stevens
Assistant to the Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs
B.A., Education, University of Maryland

Stephen Suckenik
Security Officer

Raymond Weible, Jr.
Director of Marketing
B.S., Journalism, West Virginia University

Dianne Weigle
Director of Educational Outreach
B.S., Education, California University of Pennsylvania

Ray Weimer
Security Officer

Valerie Wojcik
Community Education Coordinator
B.S.B.A., Management Information/Office Information Systems, Robert Morris University

Dr. Barbara Zaborowski
Associate Dean of Learning Resources and Special Assistant to the President
Ph.D., Information Science, M.L.S., Library Science, B.A., English Writing/Secondary Education, University of Pittsburgh

John Zlater
Web Applications Analyst
B.S., Computer Systems Management and Organizational Leadership, Saint Francis University

Mina Zlato
Counselor
M.S.W., Social Case Work, University of Pittsburgh;
M.A., Industrial Relations, Saint Francis University;
B.A., History, University of Pittsburgh

Faculty (Full-Time)

Stephanie Chapple
Associate Professor, Computer Technology
B.S., Mathematics, Bucknell University

Stephen Csehoski
Instructor, Building Systems/Construction Technology
A.S.T., Computer Graphics, Pittsburgh Technical Institute

Jean Cuppett, RN
Professor, Health Care Management
M.S.N., Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S.N., University of Pittsburgh

Leisa Custer
Instructor, Computer Information and Communications Technology

Marilyn Danchanko
Associate Professor, Mathematics
M. Ed., Mathematics, B.S., Secondary Education/Mathematics, Shippensburg University

Glen Elliott
Associate Professor, Electronics
Master’s Equivalent Electronics, Pennsylvania State Certification;
B.S., Vocational Education, University of Pittsburgh

Daniella Errett
Instructor, Human Services
M.A., Community Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Psychology, St. Vincent College

Janet Garrett
Professor, Court Reporting and Secretarial Technology
M.Ed., Business Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Education, Slippery Rock State University

John Garrett
Assistant Professor, Computer Information and Communications Technology
M.A., Adult and Community Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Liberal Arts Pre-Med, Johns Hopkins University

Daniel Kerch
Instructor, Accounting
B.S., Accounting, Pennsylvania State University

Christopher Lint
Associate Professor, Basic Communication Skills
B.A., Secondary Education/Communication Arts, University of Pittsburgh

Yvette Madison
Instructor, Human Services
M.S.W., Social Work, University of Pittsburgh;
B.A., Psychology, Seton Hill University

Dr. Gina Makris
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
D.C., National College of Chiropractic;
M.S., Environmental Law, Vermont Law School;
B.S., Human Biology, National University of Health Sciences;
B.S., Speech, Emerson College

Jeannine McDevitt
Assistant Professor, English
M.A., English Literature, Purdue University;
B.A., English, Seton Hill University

Dr. Barbara Mitchell
Professor, Human Services and Early Childhood Education
D.Ed., Education, California Coast University;
M.A., Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Gaynelle Schmeider
Instructor, Health Care Professions
B.S., Nursing, St. Francis University

Sandra Schrum
Professor, Business Management
M.A., Adult and Community Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
M.A., Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management, B.S., Management/Business Administration, A.S., Management/Business Administration, Saint Francis University

Sherry Shurin
Professor, Foundations of Learning
M.A., Adult and Community Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Education, B.S., Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Joseph Slifko, Jr.
Professor, Business Management
M.A, Industrial Relations/ Human Resource Management, Saint Francis University;
B.A., Business Economics/Accounting, University of Pittsburgh

Matthew Slifko
Instructor, Mathematics
M.S., Applied Mathematics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Actuarial Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Carolyn Turturice
Associate Professor, Communication
M.A., Communication, California University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Education, California State College

Jason Wojcik
Professor, History and Cultural Studies
M.A., History, Duquesne University;
M.A., Arts and Teaching - Social Studies Education, B.A., History, University of Pittsburgh

William Wolff
Assistant Professor, Natural Science & Technology
M.A., Chemistry, B.S., Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Faculty (Regular Part-Time)

Michelle Bills
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services, Science, Business, and Technology
B.S., Human Resource Management/Industrial Relations, Saint Francis University;
B.S., Liberal Arts, Saint Vincent College

Joyce Bowers
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
B.A., Early Childhood Education, Point Park College

Fr. Elijah Bremer
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.Ed., Education, Pennsylvania State University;
B.A., History, Mount Saint Mary’s University

Richard Bukoski
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
B.A., Speech Communication, Edinboro University

Aaron Burns
Science, Business, and Technology
M.S., Computer Systems Management, University of Maryland;
B.S., Information Systems Management, University of Maryland Asian Division

Lisa Byrnes
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.S., Instructional Technology, Bloomsberg University of Pennsylvania

Victoria Cope
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.A., English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., English, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Kenneth Davis
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.A., History/Social Studies, Pennsylvania State University;
B.S., Social Studies Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

David Dillman
Science, Business, and Technology
M.S., Information Sciences, B.S., Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh

Valerie Dusack
Science, Business, and Technology
B.S., Professional Studies in Math, Science, and Computer Science, Mount Aloysius College

Dawn Elchin
Science, Business, and Technology
M.A., Teaching in Biology, B.S., Biology, California University of Pennsylvania

Lou Ann Gray
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.Ed., Counselor Education, University of Pittsburgh;
B.S., Psychology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Charles Hamonko
Science, Business, and Technology
M.A., Personnel Administration, M.A., Labor Relations, Saint Francis University;
B.A., Social Sciences/Secondary Education, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Mark Harshberger
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.S.W., Social Work, B.A., Social Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Carol Haynes
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
B.S., Natural Sciences, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Joan Hunter
Science, Business, and Technology
M.A., Industrial and Labor Relations, B.S., Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Rodney Kendig
Science, Business, and Technology
M.B.A., Business Administration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Robert Lamkin
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.A., History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., History/Secondary Education, Crown College

Terry Malzi
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.A., Human Resources, Saint Francis University

Jennifer Manges
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.S., Biology, B.S., Biology Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Biology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Wesley Matthews
Science, Business, and Technology
M.B.A., Business Administration, Saint Francis University

Theresa McCreary
Science, Business, and Technology
M.A., Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Robert McIver
Science, Business, and Technology
M.A., Labor and Industrial Relations, Michigan State University;
B.A., Sociology, William Paterson College

Larry Mitchell
Science, Business, and Technology
M.B.A., Health Services Management, Century University;
B.A., Social Sciences, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

April Morealli
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.Ed., Education Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.A., Psychology, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Sandra Myers
Science, Business, and Technology
B.S., Education/Mathematics, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Thomas Pattison
Science, Business, and Technology
B.S., Mathematics Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Vince Pavic
Science, Business, and Technology
M.A., Personnel Administration/Industrial Relations, B.S., Sociology/Criminal Justice, Saint Francis University

Marie Polka
Science, Business, and Technology
M.S., Applied Mathematics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;
B.S., Secondary Education, Pennsylvania State University

Barbara Purbaugh
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.F.A., Creative Writing, Naropa University;
B.A., Secondary Education in English, University of Pittsburgh

Jeffrey Rabish
Science, Business, and Technology
M.Ed., Education, B.S., Mathematics/Secondary Education, Saint Francis University

Christopher Ramirez
Science, Business, and Technology
M.B.A., Business Administration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Rita Redden
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.Ed., Education, B.S., English Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Sam Rizzo
Science, Business, and Technology
J.D., Law, University of Pittsburgh;

Vicki Ryan
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.Ed., Early Childhood Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Pierce Sanute
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.A., Education, Indiana University of Phoenix;
B.S., Music Education, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Lori Sheriff
Science, Business, and Technology
M.A., Elementary Math, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Allegra Slick
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
Science, Business, and Technology B.A., Mathematics, Seton Hill College

Shannon Telenko
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.Ed., Higher Education Administration, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University

Rebecca Terchanik
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.S., Natural Health, Clayton College of Natural Health

William Thomas
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
M.R.Ed., Religious Education, Loyola University;
B.S., Natural Sciences, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Robert Vlasaty
Science, Business, and Technology
B.S., Secondary Education/Mathematics, B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Kenneth Scott Wertz
Science, Business, and Technology
B.A., History, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Mona Wiley
Liberal Arts & Education and Human Services
B.A., Art, Carlow University

Debbie Young
Science, Business, and Technology
B.S., Nursing, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Support Staff

Scott Beamer
Admissions Assistant

Timothy Crawford
Service Worker

Kenneth Dom
Computer Technician
A.S., Microcomputer Science, Mount Aloysius College

Vicky Eckenrode
Ebensburg Education Center Secretary
A.A.S., Secretarial Technology, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Gary Fritz
Service Worker

Mark Gyurik
Service Worker

Melissa Hanley
Continuing Education Assistant
A.A.S., CICT Computer Forensics, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Craig Jones
Service Worker

Sally Kruley
Information Desk Assistant
A.A.S., Health Care Management, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Valerie Kuzak
Library Clerk

Eileen Kyler
Library Clerk

Dave Lasinsky
Service Worker

Mary Ann Lee
Academic Instruction Secretary
B.A., Social Sciences, University of Pittsburgh of Johnstown

Jim Marlowe
Service Worker

Barry Moyer
Campus Receptionist

John Nicholson
Service Worker

Michele Rosian
Enrollment Data Coordinator
B.S., Business Administration, Argosy College;
A.A.S., Business Management, A.A.S., Business Office Technician, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Christina Rummel
Switchboard Operator

Connie Russell
Student Success Center Secretary
A.A.S., Secretarial Technology, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Amy Schmidt
Help Desk Technician
A.A.S., CICT - Computer Forensics, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Robert Sekerak
Student Records Assistant
A.A.S., Accounting, A.A.S., Business Management, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Mark Simko
Service Worker

Maria Tiffany
Financial Aid Clerk
A.A.S., CICT - Computer Forensics, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Nancy Webb
Student Accounts Assistant
A.A.S., Health Related Professions, Saint Francis University

Melissa Zukus
Purchasing and Fixed Asset Coordinator
A.S.B, Secretarial Studies, ICM School of Business