Alumna to speak
at graduate commencement May 10
University alumna will present the address at the Spring Graduate Commencement
program May 10.
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
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.
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.
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
in East Pennsboro Township with her husband, Bobby Sisock, who also graduated
from Shippensburg in 2005 and 2006.
information on the program, go to http://www.ship.edu/Graduate/Commencement/Graduate_Commencement.