Recent Placements: Archaeology and Religion

Congratulations on Graduate School Acceptances and Jobs Landed!

Congratulations to pending 2012 graduates:

  • Josh Davinsizer - for his acceptance, with scholarships, into the M.Div. program at Wesley Theological Seminary!
  • Denyse Walters - for her acceptance into the M.Litt. program in Celtic and Viking Archaeology at the University of Glasgow!
  • others still waiting for news...

Congratulations to 2011 graduates:

  • Kari Allegretto - for her acceptance, with an assistantship, into the M.A. program in History (Museum Studies) at American University!
  • Kate Crosmer - for her hiring by the Chambers Group, a cultural resource management firm in Orange County, California, as a digger, and by the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana as a visitors' sales associate!
  • Veronica Denison - for her acceptance into the Masters of Library and Information Science (Archive Management) program at Simmons College!
  • Robert Holmes - for his acceptance into the M.A. program in History at Villanova University!
  • Michelle Pastrano - for her acceptance into the M.S. program in Gerontology at the University of Southern California!
  • Robyn Price - for her acceptance into the M.A. program in Linguistics at the University of Virginia!
  • Casey (Hersh) Raudenbush - for her acceptance into the M.Div. program at Westminster Theological Seminary!
  • Felicia Swartz - for her acceptance into the M.Div program at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg!
  • Kerri Werner - for her acceptance into the M.A. program in History at Duquesne University!
  • others still waiting for news...

Congratulations to 2010 graduates:

  • Katie Eiermann - for her acceptance into the Baking and Pastry Arts Certification (Restaurant Management) program at Anne Arundel Community College!
  • Justin Hall - for his acceptance into the M.A. program in Museum Professions at Seton Hall University!
  • Sara Jackson - for her acceptance into the Masters of Library and Information Science program at Simmons College!
  • Matthew Martin - for his acceptance into the M.A. program in Archaeology and Biblical Studies program at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary!
  • Sean McGrath - for his graduate study at the Accademium Vivarium novum in Rome, Italy, his Platt Fellowship from the American Schools of Oriental Research for participation at the Lycoming College Expedition to Idalion, his acceptance into graduate studies in archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, and now his acceptance into the M.A. program in Classical Archaeology at the University of Arizona!
  • Erika Niemann - for her staff position on the Jezreel Valley Regional Project at Megiddo!
  • Lindsey Radeski-Newman - for her acceptance into the M.A. program in Secondary Education at the University of Phoenix!
  • Rebecca Schoeneberger - for her acceptance into the M.Div. program at Moravian Theological Seminary!
  • Ian "Shade" Shepherd - for his acceptance into the Ph.D. program in Archaeology at Boston University!
  • Jordan Snyder - for her acceptance as supervisor for the Achill Archaeological Field School in County Mayo, Ireland!
  • Britta Spaulding - for her acceptance into the Ph.D. program in Anthropology and Archaeology at Buffalo University, SUNY and for her job as Teaching Assistant!
  • others still waiting for news...

Congratulations to 2009 graduates:

  • Marcella Barbosa - for her acceptance into the M.A. Program in Archaeology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary!
  • Michelle Burpoe - for her acceptance into the Conservation of Art and Archaeological Objects program at the Studio Art Centers International campus in Florence, Italy!
  • Kirsten Darby - for her acceptance into the M.A. program in Religion at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte!
  • Allison Davis - for her acceptance into the M.A. program in Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages at Jewish Theological Seminary!
  • Ashley Deitrick - for her acceptance into graduate school for Classical Archaeology at Tufts University!
  • Lesley Haines - for her acceptance into graduate school in Maritime Archaeology at the University of Bristol in England!
  • Jestie Higgins - for her acceptance into the M.A. program in Ministry at The Theology School, Drew University!
  • Joshua Knappenberger - for his acceptance into the M.Div. program at Moravian Theological Seminary!
  • Kristina Manente - for her acceptance into the JET program to teach English in Japan for a year, as well as her acceptance into King's College, London for graduate study in History!
  • Kevin Lasko - for his acceptance into the M.A. program in Medieval History at DePaul University!
  • Brooke Pollio - for her certificate in Conservation of Art and Archaeological Objects from Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy!
  • Heather Rardin - for her acceptance into the M.A. program in Conservation in Durham University's Archaeology Department!
  • Gillian Robbins - for her earning the M.Lib.Sci from Clarion University!
  • Beth Savastana - for her acceptance into the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, U.K.!
  • Spc. Brittany Timko - for her job with NOW Security Systems!

Congratulations to 2008 graduates:

  • Alison Hamblin - for her acceptance into Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington D.C., where she is pursuing an M.A. in History of Decorative Arts!
  • Shane Hicks-Lee - for his acceptance into the M.Div. program at Lexington Theological Seminary!
  • Darlene Holt - for her job at the Anthracite Heritage Museum in Scranton, helping with curation and cataloging, and for her acceptance into the Egyptology program at the University of Memphis!
  • Brian Johnson - for his acceptance into the graduate program in Medieval Archaeology at the University of Sheffield in England!
  • Kyle Kissell - for his acceptance into graduate school at Ohio State University in Germanic Languages and Literatures!
  • Kelly Szpara - for her completion of the M.T.S. in New Testament and Early Christianity from Harvard Divinity School!

Congratulations to 2007 graduates:

  • Chelsey Clark - for her acceptance into the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, her two-year internship in Olympia, Washington, and her job with Sanders Mortuary Ltd. in Williamsport!
  • Meghan (Engelman) Young- for completing the J.D. from Penn State School of Law and her job as attorney with Lepley, Engleman, and Yaw in Williamsport!
  • Kent Hayden - for completing the M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and acceptance into the J.D. program at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law!
  • Sarah Hughes - for her earning the M.T.S. and Th.M. degrees at Holy Cross Theological Seminary, her marriage, and her current job as Assistant to the Dean of Students at Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology!
  • Meghan Strong - for completing the M.A. Program in Egyptian Art & Archaeology at the University of Memphis, for her job as Media Content Manager for Egypt's Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, and for her post-Arab Spring job at the aquarium in her home town!
  • Lindsay Vosburg - for receiving a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship and for her acceptance into the M.A. Program in Egyptian Art & Archaeology at U.Memphis! She is currently employed in Egypt conserving talatat blocks from the time of Akhenaten!
  • Jennifer Weston - for her acceptance into the Ph.D program in Educational Psychology at Penn State University!
  • Jason Zan - for his earning the M.A. in Archaeology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and his contract archaeology position with Briscoe/Szarka Consulting, Inc.!

Congratulations to 2006 graduates:

  • Adam Brown - for his completion of an M.S in Ethnobotany at the U. of Hawaii and acceptance into a Ph.D. program in Bio-Chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro!
  • Mark Ross - for landing a research technician position at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill!
  • Laura (Stewart) Minella- for her earning the M.Div. at Wesley Theological Seminary!
  • Stephanie Wanek - for her acceptance into the M.A. Program in Classics (Mediterranean Archaeology) at SUNY Albany!
  • Lee Zelewicz - for his earning the M.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology at the U. of Arizona, his acceptance into the Ph.D. program in Sociology at the University of Delaware, and his position as Cultural and Development Consultant for the Eastern Delaware Nations!

Congratulations to 2005 graduates:

  • Cynthia Betz-Bogoly - for her earning the M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, her ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and her positions as Associate Pastor of Central Presbyterian Church of Summit, New Jersey and Campus Chaplain at Bloomfield College in New Jersey!
  • Jill Parker Bierly - for her acceptance into the M.A./Ph.D Programs in Anthropology and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology at U.Mass. Amherst!
  • Rachel Blaasch - for her work in Contract Archaeology and then in the Peace Corps in Vanuatu!
  • Nicole Nasuti - for her acceptance into the M.S. program in Library Science at Clarion University!
  • Nicole Paterson - for her earning the M.A. in History from U. Maryland, Baltimore County, her former position as staff archaeologist with the Jewish Museum of Maryland, and her current jobs as cataloguer with the Art and Artifacts Cataloging Project of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Registrar for the James E. Lewis Museum of Art!
  • Sean Reese - for his earning the M.S. in Biology at Marshall University, his current position as a Project Scientist at Bucknell University, and his many contract jobs in between with the PA Fish & Boat Commission, Maryland and West Virginia Departments of Natural Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and many others!
  • Brandon Stewart - for his marriage, his earning a special and elementary education certificate from St. Francis University, and his new teaching job in special education at Bellwood Antis High School!
  • Katie John Stewart - for her marriage, her Masters in community counseling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and her counseling positions with Blair Family Solutions and the Altoona Regional Health System!
  • Laura Taylor - for her acceptance into graduate school at the University of Scranton, and a teaching position in the Troy Area School District!
  • Joshua Wallace - for his acceptance into the M.Div. program in prison chaplaincy at Liberty Seminary!

Congratulations to 2004 graduates:

  • Edward Hunter - for his acceptance into the M.Div. program at Asbury Theological Seminary!
  • Jessie Martin Peragine - for her position as Legal Assistant at the Waggoner Law firm in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.!
  • Ann Runnels - for her earning an M.Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary and her position as Paster of the Nisbet United Methodist Church in PA!

Congratulations to 2003 graduates:

  • Michele Burns - for her acceptance into graduate school at U. Pittsburgh for Library Science, her appointment at Lycoming as Hebrew Language Assistant, and now her early retirement!
  • Dwaine Krebs - for earning the M.Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary, his ordination in 2010 as an elder in the United Methodist Church, and his current position as Pastor at Berwick United Methodist Church!
  • Emily Mingle - for her acceptance into the Boston University School of Theology!
  • Steve Sharp - for his internship with the Pennsylvania Speaker of the House, his earning an M.A. in School Counseling at Millersville University, where he graduated at the top of his cohort and received the departmental prize, and his job as a school counselor at Hempfield Middle School!
  • Shannon Wilson - for her marriage and acceptance to graduate school at Temple for Art History!

Congratulations to 2002 graduates:

  • Colin Casler - for his job doing archaeological work in Maryland at Historic St. Mary's City and acceptance for graduate work in classical archaeology at the University of Glasgow, Scotland! Colin is now in law school.
  • Holly Lehnig - for acceptance to several graduate schools for doctoral work in Archaeology, and completion of Arabic studies at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA, for her current career in Army Intelligence!
  • Tressa Nolan - for earning a Masters Degree in Buddhism at Naropa University in Colorado!