Upcoming Meetings

Board Retreat Weekend
Friday, April 19 - Saturday, April 20, 2013

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Board Information

Mission and Purpose
Roles and Responsibilities
Past Board Directors 

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Interested in becoming a board member or want more information?  E-mail alumni@ship.edu

Complete a Nomination Form 

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Alumni Association Board of Directors

Do you have a passion for Shippensburg?  

Are you able to volunteer your time and skills to the advancement of the alumni association? Contact the University Relations office at alumni@ship.edu or 717-477-1218 to express your interest in becoming a part of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Click here to download the Board of Directors Nomination Form. Information in the form will be used to further review potential candidates for the Alumni Board. Fax to 717-477-4071. 

Executive Officers:   

   Tim Smith Image   Tim Smith '91, Purcellville, Va., Immediate Past President
Tim earned a BSED in Business Education in 1991 with a minor in Information Systems. Tim is vice president for OnPoint in Washington D.C. Tim was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus award in 2007. His term expires in 2014.

 John Muscarella '86, Leesburg, Va., President
John received his BS in computer science in 1986. Additionally, he earned masters in business administration from The Pennsylvania State University in 1995. John is regional sales vice president at Sprint. John was in the college band and Phi Sigma Kappa. John is serving as President for 2013-2014.

    JasonKirsch   Jason Kirsch '95, Harrisburg, President-Elect
Jason received his BA in communication/journalism in 1995 and went on to receive his masters in communication studies at Bloomsburg University. Jason is director, brand and consumer engagement at Capital Blue Cross. He is married to Jennifer Keeler '95. His term expires in 2016.



space1   Kim Alvarez '06, York
Kim is a 2006 graduate of the Communication and Journalism department and graduated with her bachelors with an emphasis in public relations. Kim is an annual giving specialist at WellSpan Health. Her term expires in 2015.

Kate Bergeman '07, Lemoyne
Kate is a 2007 graduate of the Communications and Journalism department with a concentration in public relations.  Kate works at Dickinson College in the Advancement & Marketing division.



  Donetta D'Innocenzo 

Donetta D'Innocenzo '85, Lemoyne
A recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni award in 2003, Donetta earned her BA in Enlish in 1985. Donetta is the owner/manager of NetGain Consulting. Her term expires in 2015.     

   Susan Ferris 

Susan Ferris '84, Walkersville, MD
Susan earned her BS degree in Computer Science in 1984 and is a project manager for Wells Fargo Mortgage. Her term expires in 2016.


Dr. Rolland "Ted" Foor '66, Mechanicsburg
Ted earned his BS in biology in 1966 and two master degrees in 1971 and 1982. Ted is retired from the Mechanicsburg School District where is was the director of pupil services. Ted's term expires in 2014. 

    space2  Dan Gossard '90, Hagerstown, Md
Dan graduated in 1990 with a BS in Public Administration. Dan is assistant manager and decorator for the Sherwin-Williams Co. Dan's term expires in 2016.

 Brenda Gabler '77, Shippensburg
Brenda is a 1977 graduate from the College of Education & Human Services.  She is a retired elementary teacher.  Her term expires in 2017.





 Scott Hershberger '07, Waynesboro
Scott is a 2007 graduate of the Communication Journalism Department at Shippensburg and is a public relations contractor with the Franklin County Visitors Bureau. Scott's term expires in 2016.

Kristina Jacoby    Kristina Jacoby '99, York
Kristina earned her BS in Business Administration in 1999 and masters in human resources from Saint Francis College. She is the director of operational human resources at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. Her term expires in 2014.        

Terrance Griffin '12, Shippensburg
Terrance earned his degree from the College of Business and currently works for Target.  His term expires 2017.



 George McElwee  George McElwee '98, Arlington, Va.
George received his BA in Public Administration in 1998. George is the chief of staff for Congressman Charles W. Dent, House of Representatives. His term expires in 2015.





Doug Harbach '82, Chambersburg
Doug earned is degree from the College of Arts & Sciences in Communications & Journalism.  Doug is the Director of Communications for the PA Gaming control board.  He was actively involved with WSYC while at Shippensburg. 





 Kenneth Minefield '87, Pittsburgh
Kenneth graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences in Mathmatics.  He currently works at the Office of Child, Youth and Families as a Caseworker Supervisor.  His term expires in 2017. Kenneth was involved in ROTC while at SHIP and completed the Act 101 program.

 Scott Moyer  Scott Moyer '90, Manheim
A recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni award in 2007, Scott received his BSBA in accounting in 1990. Scott is managing director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP. His term expires in 2014.
  Joe Peltzer 

 Joe Peltzer '08, Philadelphia
Joe graduated in 2008 with a BSBA in management with a concentration in human resource management. Additionally, he earned an MED in Counseling from James Madison University. Joe was student association president while at SHIP. He is a resident director at Drexel University. His term expires in 2015.


  Galen Piper '79, Shippensburg
Galen graduated in 1979 with a BS in Geography. Galen is director of recreation at Shippensburg University and is an alum of the wrestling program. Galen plans many wrestling alumni reunions throughout the year. Galen's term expires in 2016.

   Lori Pizzarro 

 Lori (Baker) Pizzarro '95 , Mechanicsburg
A graduate of the Communication Journalism department, Lori earned her degree in 1995. Lori is the owner of The Design Department. Lori's term expires in 2016.

space5  Robert Rutz '87, Mechanicsburg
A recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni award in 2005, Rob received his BA in communication and journalism in 1987. He is the vice president and director of client and community relations at PNC Bank. Rob's term expires in 2015.

 Chris Schultz '93, Mechanicsburg
Chris is a 1993 graduate from the geography department. A former environmental scientist, Chris is now the owner/artisian at Masterworks Studio, LLC. Chris's term expires in 2016.


Anthony Steele '85, Harrisburg
Anthony graduated from the Communications department. He received his MBA from Lebanon Valley College.  He is currently the SR. Vice President/Area Executive with Ameriserv Financial Bank.  While at SHIP he was involved in band and completed the ACT 101 program.


  space7   Robert "Bucky" Ward '77, Slatington
Bucky earned his BS in Education in 1977 and was a member of the Red Raider football team and Tau Kappa Epsilon. In 2010, Bucky was the recipient of the Exceptional Service Award. He is the director of operations at Computer Aid, Inc. His tem expires in 2015.
  Elizabeth Willey  Elizabeth Willey '05, Harrisburg
Liz earned her BS in geoenvironmental studies in 2005. She's an environmental specialist with GTS Technologies, Inc. Liz's term expires in 2014.

Carrie (Schneeman) Wise '95, Dauphin
Carrie received her undergraduate degree in mathematics and a MBA in accounting from Penn State University.  Carrie is a Phi Sigma Sigma alumni and an accounting professional for Stephen S Simonic Accounting. Carrie's term expires in 2014.


Lou Minisci '91, '96M, Chambersburg
Lou graduated in 1991 with a degree in Business information systems.   He received his graduate degree in 1996 in Math with a concentration on informational technology.  He is currently a SR. systems engineer at Concurrent Technologies Corp.