| Julie “Joolee” Aurand
|| Toby Fauver
|| Chris Jackson
receive Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
Shippensburg University graduates are recipients of the university’s
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. This year’s recipients are Julie “Joolee” Aurand, Class of 1994, Toby Fauver, Class of 1992, and Chris Jackson, Class of 1997.
is lead guide and manager of Matanuska
Ice Climbing Adventures Guides/Exposure Alaska. Aurand has taken her elementary
education degree and a love of adventure that was fostered by the university's Adventure
Club into a fascinating travelogue of a career. She just finished her second
tour as broadcast engineer at McMurdo TV/Radio Station in Antarctica. In May
she returned to her present position for a fourth season as lead guide on
multi-day adventure trips and logistics coordinator/glacier guide.
positions in Alaska include as a medical technician and an English language development
teacher. Prior to Alaska, she was an English teacher in South Korea, taught
second grade in the Marshall Islands, and was the recreation coordinator for
Raytheon Polar Services in Antarctica. The Peace Corps provide her first
foreign post as an English teacher and teacher trainer in Moldova. In her travels she has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, kayaked for
extended periods in Fiji, Patagonia, Gabon, Mongolia; climbed Mt. Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Western
Hemisphere; hiked the El Camino/Santiago trail (France and northern Spain);
backpacked in Nepal; and is certified as a private pilot, scuba diver,
wilderness first responder and emergency medical technician.
is deputy secretary for local and area transportation for the Pennsylvania Department
of Transportation. He began his professional career as an environmental waste
management technician working on projects including the Mon-Fayette Expressway
and the Lackawanna Valley Industrial Highway. Before joining Gannett Fleming as
a transportation planner in 1995, he earned his master’s in regional and community
planning from Kansas State University. As manager of the Transportation Planning
Group his planning and management assignments spanned most modes of transport.
2004, he joined PennDOT as the bureau director for Rail Freight Ports and
Waterways. In six months he was promoted to bureau director for public transportation, and two months later was named to his current position as
deputy secretary for local and area transportation. Fauver has been
instrumental in accomplishing a number of transit management reforms in
addition to overseeing the management of about 100 public transportation
systems and passenger services.
addition to numerous professional activities, he hires and mentors interns from
the university’s geography/earth science department, teaches Sunday School at
his church, and is a Little League Baseball coach in Newville.
is chief investment officer for TEAM Financial Managers managing its core
strategic investment strategy.
He joined TEAM in 2012 and is responsible for managing client portfolios and
overseeing its investment management processes. He also holds the Accredited
Fiduciary Investment Manager designation.
put his accounting degree to work right after graduation as a staff accountant
for Padden & Company, a CPA firm. In 2001, he joined the trust
department at Orrstown Bank as a trust administrator where he did tax
preparations, estate settlements and trust administration. His first promotion
was in 2002 when he became portfolio manager, and that was followed by
promotions to assistant vice president and vice president and portfolio
manager, and later as controller and investor relations officer.
immediate past president of the John L. Grove College of Business Finance
Advisory Board, served five years as treasurer for the Shippensburg Public
Library, and is an elder and treasurer for the Shippensburg Presbyterian
Church. He lives in Shippensburg with his wife, Amy Shenk ’99 and their two sons, Avery and Bennett.