People You Know, Dec. 8, 2017

York Dispatch


YTI Career Institute: Adrienne Scott, York campus vice president of operations and education, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators.

PA Early Learning Investment Commission:  New members of the commission are Joshua M. Carney, president and owner of Carney Engineering Group, York, and Kevin Schreiber, president and CEO of the York County Economic Alliance.

RKL LLP: D. Hunter Mink, of York, has been admitted to the firm’s partnership, effective Jan. 1. Mink has been with the firm since 2012.

WellSpan Health: Abigail Strouse, director of clinical services at York Hospital, won an award in the executive nursing administration category from the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania, a philanthropic organization.


York County Area Agency on Aging: John Cassel, of Springettsbury Township, Connie Nelson, of Dover, and Greg Brenneman and Janelle Klinedinst, both of York Township, have been named Volunteers of the Month for their service and dedication to older adults in York County.

PPL Foundation: Two Lewisberry teachers received $1,000 each for science and technology projects from the foundation’s empowering educators program. They are Kathleen Alford, of Crossroads Middle School, Lewisberry, to create STEM discovery boxes, and Matthew Wagoner, of Red Land High School, Lewisberry, to create a STEM lab.

Cross Keys Village: The Brethren Home Community was named eighth on a recent report from financial underwriter Ziegler and senior living association LeadingAge. It moved up from ninth place for the largest not-for-profit, single-campus, senior living organizations in the U.S. and the largest in the state.


Bloomsburg University: Kali Lee Yursha, of Dillsburg; Derek Stern, of Dover; Trey Alexander Minskey, of Etters; Nicholas David Bare, of Manchester; Ashley Taylor Ferstermann, of Spring Grove; Zachary Taylor Kricki, of Windsor; Stephanie R. Gross and Alyshia-Marie Elaine Wright, both of York; and Danielle Gregory, of York New Salem.


Bloomsburg University: Nicholas Joseph Reed, of Dallastown.


Southern Middle School: Eighth-grader Natalie Whelan was selected to participate in the American Choral Directors’ Association Junior High School Honor Choir.

Northern Middle School: Students participated in a letter-writing campaign to thank current and former military men and women, and mailed 585 letters to area veterans for Veteran's Day.


Lebanon Valley College: Local students who completed Brave Zone Network Training to create an on-campus network for the LGBT community are Devin Brown, of Etters; JoAnne Rubelmann, of Felton; Jordan Heavel, Brandon McMinn and Kate Mowrey, all of Hanover; and Thafany Luna Minguez, of York.

Widener University: Aidan Hostetter, of York, led a table discussion with students, faculty, staff and alumni during a program that examined free speech and civil discourse in partnership with the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

Susquehanna University: Local students who were named to SU scholars are Matthew Dickson, of Hanover; Jordan Sanderson, of Mount Wolf; and Karinna Hamme, of York.

Concordia University, Nebraska: Anna Holle, of Stewartstown, participated in four Christmas concerts at a church near the campus.

Wilkes University: Ryan Parpagene, of Etters, presented research at the inaugural Sidhu Research Day on Dec. 1.


Air Force: Airman Mayson Kile, of Red Lion, graduated from basic military training, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Air Force National Guard: Airman 1st Class Cara L. Rhone, of Etters, graduated from basic military training, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Air Force: Airman 1st Class Hunter M. Boeckel, of York, graduated from basic military training, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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