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Penn State Alumni Association Elects Council

The Penn State Alumni Association elected 10 Penn State alumni to serve three-year terms on its Alumni Council, the governing board of the Alumni Association itself. The Alumni Council advises the Alumni Association on programs and initiatives to fulfill its mission.

Voting was up in this year’s election. Of the 144,425 eligible voters, 9,251 voted, for a voting percentage of 6.41 percent, compared to the 5.64 percent that voted in 2017.

Amidst controversy in recent years, the alumni election has a ballot that consists of prospects selected by a nomination committee.

The 10 elected to the alumni council are listed below:

  • Wendy Forrest Edgar ’92 Nur, Venetia, PA; nurse practitioner for Children’s Express Care and on the part-time nursing faculty for Waynesburg University and Penn State Fayette (5,651 votes)
  • Dale Hoffman ’72 Eng, Port Matilda, PA; a former technical director (ret.) for the U.S. Navy Aegis Techrep (5,351 votes)
  • Clarabelle Lin ’94 Eng, Chadds Ford, PA; senior director of marketing strategy for Penn State World Campus (5,097 votes)
  • Dr. Kirk Hinkley IV ’04 Hershey, Great Bend Township, PA; medical director and emergency physician for Commonwealth Health EMS, Cayuga Medical Center (4,596 votes)
  • Gary Werkheiser ’81 Bus, State College, PA; a business consultant (4,282 votes)
  • Jonathan Savage ’82 EMS, Ewing, NJ; vice president for Pennoni Associates (4,168 votes)
  • C. Chris Hastings ’82 Bus, South Salem, NY; managing director and head and private capital for Daiwa/Signal Hill Group (4,146 votes)
  • A. Michele Blood ’96 Bus, Shillington, PA; manager of industrial OEM sales at Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC (4,120 votes)
  • Gregory Scott ’92 Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, PA; senior engineer for Buchart Horn, Inc. (3,912 votes)
  • Sarah Andzulis Naraghi ’97 Lib, Lancaster, PA; assistant vice president of human resources for Tokio Marine North American Sevices, LLC (3,741 votes)

Full election results are available here.

The 10 elected nominees will begin their terms on July 1.

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