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Alumna to speak at graduate commencement May 10

A Shippensburg University alumna will present the address at the Spring Graduate Commencement program May 10. 

Antoinette “Toni” Marchowsky will present the address at the ceremony that begins at 7 p.m. in the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. No tickets are needed for the ceremony. 

toniMarchowsky, executive director of the Philadelphia Delegation for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2005 and a master’s degree in public administration in 2006. While at Shippensburg as an undergraduate, Marchowsky was vice president of her class, treasurer of the Student Senate and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. As a graduate student, she was president of the Graduate Student Association Board. 

In her current post, she works with the 28-member bipartisan Philadelphia Delegation which has a primary focus on legislation, policy, and budget issues impacting the Philadelphia region. Her duties include working with federal, state and local elected officials and departments, as well as public and private sector organizations for the benefit of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Prior to her current position, she was director of government relations for the Harrisburg office of Duane Morris Government Services (DMGS). DMGS is the governmental relations branch for the law offices of Duane Morris LLP. As director, she worked with members and staff from the state House and Senate, the Governor's Office, state agencies, and various advocacy groups and organizations on a variety of topics ranging from human services to economic development with both national and international interests. 

Before joining DMGS, Marchowsky was a budget analyst for the Majority House Appropriations Committee of the Pennsylvania House. In that position, she was responsible for the fiscal, policy and program analysis of several state executive and independent agencies. She served as a key liaison between the House of Representatives with legislators, the Governor's Office, local governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations on various legislative and funding matters, including annual budget negotiations and the Commonwealth’s multi-billion dollar Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. 

Marchowsky also serves as a designee on the Temple University Center on Regional Politics Board of Fellows and on the Advisory Board of PennSERVE: The Governor’s Office of Citizen Service. 

 She lives in East Pennsboro Township with her husband, Bobby Sisock, who also graduated from Shippensburg in 2005 and 2006. 

For more information on the program, go to http://www.ship.edu/Graduate/Commencement/Graduate_Commencement.

4.25.13