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Penn State Behrend Basketball Alumni Profiles

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Name Class  Title Company
Thomas Apke ‘66 Attorney/Professor Cal State Fullerton
Joe Williams '67 National Accounts - Sales UPS
Barney Etzel ‘67 Vice President Swinerton & Walberg Company/San Fransisco, CA
William Cox ‘68 President/CEO The Cox Group Inc./Detroit, MI
Randy Lachowski ‘68 President/CEO(Retired) KB Industries Inc./Erie, PA
Dan Frye ‘68 Finance Oil City, PA
Duane May  ‘69 Pharmacy Manager Kroger/Houston, TX
Ron Hornyak ‘69 Engineer Parker Hanifan/Chicago, IL
Doug Zimmerman ‘70 Asst. Director of Athletics(retired) Gannon University/Erie, PA
Mike Kauffman ‘71 Systems Engineer Penn State University 
David Davies ‘72 Vice President of Finance Maryland Insurance Group
Gary Borowy ‘73 President/Owner Borowy Insurance/Erie, PA
Robert Olszewski '74 Health Planning & Administration Retired
William Cunningham ‘76 Erie County DA/Presiding Judge Erie County District
Ron Miller ‘76 Partner/Accountant Boshini, Miller & Associates/Greensburg, PA
Jeff Gillete ‘76 Engineer PPG Industries/ Pittsburgh
James Davis ‘77 Manager/Accountant Erie Insurance Co/Erie, PA
Mark Chesko '78 Plant Manager Armstrong World Industries
Jon Kennedy '78 Engineering Support Manager Tampa Bay Water
Pat Gahr ‘79 Phys Ed Teacher/Basketball Coach Cedar Cliff High School/Harrisburg, PA
David Kiehl '79 President/Owner North East Hardwoods, Inc.
Greg Vaughn ‘81 Web Designer RS Information Systems/Mclean, VA
Don Vaughn ‘83 Mechanical Engineer U.S. Postal Service/Virginia
Joseph Greer Sr. ‘85 District Sales Manager Sankyo Pharma Inc./Pittsburgh, PA
Paul Cwalina '88 SVP, National Accounts First Data
Makr Majewski '88 Sales Manager Great Lakes Insurance
John Sargent ‘88 MIS Coordinator Hamot Medical Center/Erie, PA
Gary Zang '88 President DGS Landscaping
David Gurska ‘90 Sr. Vice President AIM Integrated Logisitics
Randy Baughman ‘91 CFO Kimble Chase
Rick Clark ‘92 Manager of Finance & Accounting Dubois Area School District/Dubois, PA
Rich Buzalka ‘92 Engineer Saint-Goblein Corp, Madera, PA
Chris Viscuso ‘92 Asst. Men’s Basketball Coach Gannon University
Timothy Cook '93 Prevention Coordinator Booker T. Washington Center/Erie, PA
Stephen Respress '93 CNC Operator Modern Industries Inc./Erie, PA
Don Plyler ‘94 Teacher/Coach Berwick Area School District/Berwick, PA
Byron Thorne ‘94 Sales Jostens Ring
Steve Berger '95 Teacher Pittsburgh, PA
Todd Sturgin ‘95 Project Engineer Luk Inc./Wooster, OH
Eddie Edwards ‘96 Attorney/Partner Sports Agent Sport Entertainment Management Group/Pittsburgh, PA
Joe Kissane ‘98 Owner Kissane Construction/Oakmont, PA
Brian Emick ‘99 Vice Principal North East Area School District
Jason Paloskey ‘99 Sales Rep VWR International/Batavia, IL
Matt Plizga ‘99 Asst. Sports Information Duke University 
Brock Bovaird ‘99 Guidance Counselor Dubois Area Schools
Chris Hughes ‘00 Asst. General Foreman National Fuel Gas /St. Mary's, PA
John Park ‘00 Mechanical Engineer GE Transportation Systems/Erie, PA
Nathan Wilson ‘00 Mechanical Engineer GE Power Systems/Baton Rouge, LA
Andy Lawrence ‘00 Mold Design Engineer  Sercel, Inc./Houston, TX
Ashley Orris ‘01 Pharmaceutical Sales Rep Sankyo Pharma Inc./Erie, PA
Matt Keith ‘02 Partner The Action Group USA/Miami, FL 
Steve Merril '03 Chiroprator Atlanta, Georgia
Joe Greer Jr. '04 District Sales Manager Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
James Curren ‘04 Robotic Surgical Sales Director Intuitive Surgical
Casey Ponsoll ‘04 Lead Process Engineer Matrix Tool Inc./Fairview, PA
David Hairston ‘04 Engineering Project Manager Niagara Bottling, LLC, Dallas, TX
Mike Shodt ‘04 Computer Engineer Erie, PA
Nick Paris ‘05 Operations Manager Ellwood Crankshaft/New Castle, PA
Tom Lulich ‘05 Lead Quality Engineer Thorley Industries/Pittsburgh, PA
Joe Lucas ‘05 Accountant Cincinnati/General Electric
Rylan Marx ‘05 Financial Planner Lincoln Investmensts/Pittsburgh
Justin Jennings '06 Head Basketball Coach USMA PREP School/ West Point
JJ Ferguson ‘06 Vice President Delta Contractors & Design Inc./Clarion, PA
Kevin Buczynski ‘08 Medical Technology US Air Force
David Gahan ‘08 Head Basketball Coach Mercyhurst North East
Doug Straub ‘08 Teacher/Coach  Dubois Area
Dan Zeigler ‘08 Teacher/Coach  Smethport Area School District
Jacoby Curtis '08 Manager/Part Owner Curtis and Son Oil
Ben Gasbarre  ‘08 Manufacturing Manager Gasbarre Products/Dubois
Drew Seker ‘09 Mechanical Engineer Johns Hopkins University
Tom Newman ‘09 Accountant/General Manager Tetra Tool Company
Adam Potter ‘10 Seminarian Vatican City/ Rome
Justin Kovac ‘11 Accountant Ernst and Young /Pittsburgh, PA
Dan Simpson '12 Assistant Project Manager AMG Research