Glee Club Alumni Interest Group
Board of Directors Election 2006

Please select up to 12 candidates. Please list them in the order of your preference. The top four vote recipients will be elected to three-year terms. The next four will have two-year terms. The final four will have one-year terms and will be up for election next year along with any other candidates.

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Frank Vicente '64, '73g, State College, PA (Bass I, Hi-Los, Varsity Quartet)
Sr. Vice President for Operations/Assistant Secretary, Tele-Media Corporation of Delaware
Affiliations
•  Commander, 459 Combat Support Group, Rank: Colonel, 459th Airlift Wing (AFRES)
•  Board Of Advisors, Department Of Telecommunications (Penn State College Of Communications)
•  Board Of Directors, American Cable Association
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  Strive for a larger glee club, ie., 120 voices
•  Learn and sing many more "college songs".

Bob Stehman '72, Mechanicsburg, PA
Speech Pathologist

Tony DeMarinis '75, Warwick, RI (Bass II)
Quality Systems Manager, Davol Inc. Div. of C.R. Bard
Affiliations
•  Membership Director, Providence Singers
•  Instructor, adult ed. classes for RI - Am. Soc. for Quality
•  Chairperson, CRBard, Lab/Sterilization Steering Committee 1995-2001
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  Keep alumni singing through a network & reference list of local singing groups.
•  Encourage High School boys to participate in local choral activities to sustain continued interest and audience for future Glee Club existence

Marc Gamerman '80, Hagerstown, MD (Baritone)
Chiropractor & Owner, Chiropractic and Massage Center of Hagerstown
Affiliations
•  President of the Maryland State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, appointed by the Governor
•  Maryland Chiropractor of the Year 1998, 1996
•  Maryland Chiropractic Association, elected President, VP, Treasurer, Chairman of the Board
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  Encourage glee club alums to attend, participate with, and sponsor/host concerts of current club
•  Assist current club with fundraising for scholarships and tours, so all who wish can have memories to cherish as I do

Mark Peterson '82 New York, NY (Tenor I)
Assistant Chef Concierge, New York Palace Hotel, New York City
Affiliations
•  Member of the Occasional Singers, New York, NY from 1985-1991
•  Member New York City Association of Hotel Concierges
•  Member Les Clefs dOr USA, Ltd. from 1994 to present, board of directors 2000 to present
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  Outreach program to get support from former members
•  Fund-raising program to obtain funds for the organization

Bernie Oravec '84, State College, PA (Bass I & II, Hi-Los, President '84-85)
Regional Advertising Director, Ogden Newspapers
Affiliations
•  Greater Johnstown School Board 1987-1997 (President '88-'91)
•  City of Johnstown, PA Civil Service Commission Board Vice-Chairman 2001-2004
•  Somerset Daily American Special Projects Director for Flight 93 Memorial Committee 2001-2004
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  Increase statewide and national publicity and recognition for Glee Club
•  Increase financial support and scholarships for student members

Chip Deitrich '85, Olympia, WA (Bass, Hi-Los)
CFO, Evergreen Counseling Center
Affiliations
•  Member, Masterworks Choral Ensemble
•  Member, Penn State Alumni Association & Puget Sound Chapter
•  Member, Washington Society of CPA's and American Institute of CPA's
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  Increase enrollment in the Glee Club AIG
•  Promote the Glee Club to fellow alumni groups, which could lead to trips to different parts of the U.S. and the world

Robb Whitmoyer '86, Selinsgrove, PA (Baritone)
Director of Choruses/Music Instructor - Selinsgrove Area School District, Selinsgrove, PA
Affiliations
•  National Vice-President of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (2000-2006)
•  Trustee on the Sinfonia Eductional Foundation (2000-2003)
•  Received "Orpheus Award" for contributions to the field of music in America (2001)
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  develop an awareness program about the AIG for the current Glee Club
•  assist the Glee Club as needed (awards, programs, recognition, etc.)

Kent Wible '86, State College, PA (Bass)
Region Manager, HRI, Inc.
Affiliations
•  Senior Officer with HRI
•  Penn State Chapter of Coaches vs. Cancer - Sponsorship Committee Chair
•  Interim Penn State Glee Club AIG Board
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  Develop a plan to ensure financial stability for the Glee Club
•  Provide an avenue for all GC Alumni to continue to be involved

Jeff Deitrich 89, State College, PA (Bass, President 1988)
Marketing & Public Information Director, Penn State Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
Affiliations
•  Interim President, Glee Club AIG
•  Past President & Founding Member, Lion Ambassador AIG
•  Board Member, Penn State Centre County Alumni Chapter
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  Building a strong AIG with programs that attract the breadth of our alumni
•  Developing programmatic ties between alumni and the current Glee Club

David Galvin '77, Ravenna, TX (Bass)
Pres/CEO, Bonham Candy Company
Owner, Royal Ravenna Golf Course
Affiliations
•  Author, TEXOMA Wine District (a Napa Valley like wine district in Texas under ATF rules)
•  Member, City of Bedford City Zoning Board
•  Member, U. S. Air Force Academy Alumni Association (Class of 1974)
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  Promote the Glee Club in Pennsylvania with Alumni-sponsored concerts and trips every year.
•  emphasis on half-time performances or taped performances of the PSU GC on the PSU Football Radio Network.

Gordon Berkebile '92, Dublin, OH (Tenor I, President 2 years)
Landscape Architect, Edsall & Associates LLC, Dublin, Ohio
Affiliations
•  Associate, Edsall & Associates LLC since 2003
•  Member, Worthington United Methodist Church Choir (70 Voice) under the direction of Maurice Casey (Former Director of Music at OSU) since 1993.
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  Keep Glee Club Alumni in touch with current GC programs and members.
•  Help to raise awareness and funds to keep GC moving forward.

Michael L. Cinotti '96, Stow, OH (Tenor I, Hi-Los, Varsity Quartet, V.P.)
Associate Veterinarian, Scott D. Shell DVM Inc.
Affiliations
•  Veterinary School
•  Student chapters, AVMA
•  Student Chapter, AAEP
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  It is very important that the PSGC maintain its identity and tradition.
•  Organized, reliable communication with alumni regarding concerts, events, etc.

Kurtis Williams '96, Tucson, AZ (Bass II)
Research Associate, Steward Observatory, Tucson, AZ
Affiliations
•  Active member, Sons of Orpheus, a male chorus in Tucson, Arizona.
•  Active member, Tucson chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association and the Golden Lion Society.
•  Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics; actively involved in research at major observatories around the world.
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  Regularly informing the alumni about the current Glee Club, including concerts, activities, photos, member profiles, etc.
•  Establishment and growth of an endowment, the purpose of which would be determined after consulting with the Director, current Glee Club leadership, and other alumni (such as a scholarship, music fund, Spring Tour fund, etc.)

Destin Heilman '01, Worcester, MA (Glee Club, Hi-Los, Varsity Quartet)
Doctoral Research Scientist, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Affiliations
•  Graduate Student Body Council Social Chair
•  Graduate Student Mentor (2002-2004)
•  GSBC Community Service Representative and Fundraiser (with my wife) for COMECC, Walk for Cancer, Veteran's and Children's Shelter and Walk for hunger.
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  Fundraising and networking to ensure longevity and stability for the Glee Club.
•  Strengthen involvement/contact of Glee Club alums with present members and activities.

Glenn Davis '02, Annapolis, MD (Tenor II)
Core Commercial Sales Representative, ASG Security
Affiliations
•  ASG Security - Sales Rep of the Month - June 2005 and July 2005
•  Hoss's Steak & Sea House - Employee of the Year - 2003
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  Organize more alumni-sponsored Glee Club concerts around the country
•  Raise funds to start more scholorships for Glee Club members

Micah Payson-Lewis '04, Providence, RI (Tenor II/I)
Manufacturing Associate I, Amgen
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  Increased attendance at all concerts
•  Establish a solid national/international network of contacts.

Kenny Plattner '77-'03, State College, PA (Tenor I)
Owner, Abbey Stained Glass
Affiliations
•  Glee Club AIG Interim Board of Directors
•  Instructor, CLC School, HUB Arts & Crafts Center, Art Alliance and State College Area School District
Glee Club AIG Priorities
•  Keep the Glee Club alive and preserve the tradition
•  Keep awareness of what glee club singing is

 
 
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