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Chemistry Success Stories

  • Reaching Higher in Chemistry

    We are so proud of our alumni, students, faculty and staff! Here are a few of the success stories that we just had to share.

  • SFU Chemistry Graduates

    Chemistry Graduates Graduation Date After Graduation
    Amanda Bancroft2016  Attending Salus University - Doctor of Optometry program
    Kayla Bruening2016  
    Cathleen Fry2016  Attending Ohio State's  Ph.D. Program
     Ariana Leeper2016  Attending  Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
    Michele Lipski 2016Attending LECOM  School of Pharmacy - Erie  Campus 
    James Krug 2016 Attending Penn State's Ph.D. program
    Dallas Mosier 2016Attending American University's  Master of Science program in Terroism and Homeland Security
    Kelsey Orlosky2016 Attending LECOM School of Pharmacy - Erie Campus 
    Logan Stern2016  Attending Liberty University College of Orthopathic Medicine
    David Wolfe2016  Attending Penn State's Ph.D. program 
    Christopher Albright 2015 Attending Salus University Optometry School
    Alyssa Ciccarelli 2015 Employed at the Cove Forge Behavioral Health Systems, Huntingdon, PA
    Stephanie Ciraula 2015 Attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
    Mallory Cortis 2015 Attending LECOM Pharmacy School
    Julia Havko 2015 Exploring graduate school options
    Brandon Herman 2015 Employed at GeoChemical Testing, Somerset, PA
    Stephen Mitarnowski 2015 Employed at Sanofi Pasteur - Quality Control Analyst
    Maritsa Tinnick 2015 Employed at Wayne Memorial Hospital - Medical Lab Technician
    Margaret Waldron 2015 Exploring options in Forensic Science career
    Matthew Wong 2015 Earning MBA at Saint Francis
    Frank Youmbi 2015 Attending the Case Western Reserve Chemistry Ph.D. Program
    Lucas Behringer 2014 Research & Development Chemist at D - A Lubricants, Lebanon, IN
    Christopher Delaney   2014     Research Assistant at Texas A& M University
    Michael DeLyser 2014 Attending Penn State's Ph.D. program in Chemistry
    Phuong Minh Do 2014 Attending  Chemistry Ph .D. at West Virginia University
    Robert Hodgson 2014 Employed at Jenmar Corp., Pittsburgh, PA
    Chelsey Hughes 2014 Attending LECOM Pharmacy School
    Bemnet Kebede 2014 Attending in Chemisty Ph.D. school at Kansas State University
    Mason Koehle 2014 Attending LECOM Pharmacy School
    Elise Lofgren 2014 Research Assistant, Volvo Car Group, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Gregory Mountain 2014 Attending Penn State's Ph.D. program in Chemistry
    Jenna Bailey 2013 Attending Optometry School at Ohio State
    Zachary Bowser 2013 Graduated from LECOM pharmacy school, 2016
    Maura Jones 2013 Attending pharmacy school at the University of Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
    Agnieszka Marciniak 2013 Graduate Teaching Assistant at West Virginia University
    Trina Perrone 2013 Attending West Virginia University grad school
    Walter Savage 2013 Currently employed in Modeling industry
    Benjamin Schultz     2013 Plant Chemist - Henwill Corporation
    Laura Smith-Ritchey     2013 Research Assistant at Penn State University
    Kelsea Wagner     2013 Attending the Appalachian School of Law
    Mara Weinzierl 2013 Substitute teacher in Cambria County
    Kevin Wood 2013 Employed in Chemistry in Butler, PA
    Selam Woldemeskel 2013 Attending Johns Hopkins Graduate School of Medicine
    Seth Burkert 2012 Attending grad school at Pitt
    Lauren Grabowski 2012 Attending grad school at the University of South Carolina
    Brittany Kovacs 2012 Attending Optometry School in Melbourne, Australia
    D. Chris Kurtz 2012 Attending West Virginia University Dental School
    Erica Liska 2012 Graduated from  Duquesne University, Mylan School of Pharmacy - attending PSU Hershey School of Medicine
    Lauren McConnell 2012 Pharmacy Technician, Community Pharmacy, Tyrone, PA
    Travis Rosmus 2012 Employed in Georgia
    Amber Shaikh 2012 Attending Howard Dental School, Washington, D.C.
    Matt Skoner 2012 Graduated from Salus University's doctorial optometry program, 2016
    Anne (Wolfel) Arnold 2011 Enrolled in Ph. D. program at Carnegie Mellon
    Brendon Cullen - Doyle 2011 Employed in industry position
    Rebecca Hauser 2011 Employed as a chemistry and forensics teacher - Franklin Regional High School, Murrysville, PA
    Kaitie Hensal 2011 Attending graduate school at Indiana University
    Anthony Horner 2011 Attending graduate school at University of Pittsburgh.
    Robert Kniss Jr. 2011 Employed with NALCO Technology, Hughesville, PA
    Catherine Schirra 2011 Employed at Compunetics, Monroeville, PA
    Colin Trout 2011 Research Assistant / Ph. D. candidate at Georgia Tech
    Ashley Wilt 2011 Employed at Albermarle Pharmaceuticals, Tyrone, PA
    Caitlin Basile 2010 Graduated from PSU - Hershey Medical School in 2014. She is completing her internship at Wake Forest School of Medicine
    Jared Colmer 2010 Employed with Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Cody Crawford 2010 Instrumental Analysis Chemist at Chemical Solutions, LTD
    Tim Gaborek 2010 Actuarial Analyst at UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
    Heather Harteis 2010 Earned Master's in Education at Pitt - employed as a high school chemistry teacher at Westmont Hilltop
    David Kozak 2010 Employed with  Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 74th District  Earned MBA at SFU, 2011
    Doug Kwak 2010 Employed in Industry field
    Luke Lamertina 2010 Earned Pharm D at Duquesne
    Frank Lozupone 2010 Employed at Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection, Harrisburg
    Patrick McManamon 2010 Attending Optometry School at Ohio State University
    Rikki Myers 2010 Employed at the University of Utah Healthcare
    Kaylyn Oshaben 2010 Graduated from Pitt with PH.D in Chemistry, 2016
    Aaron Osysko 2010 Process Engineer/Chemist with Sherwin-Williams Paint
    Anne Stock 2010 Employed at  the McCandless Township Sanitary Authority Inspection, Monitoring and Development Office
    Jason Burkett 2009 Received D.O.  from LECOM Medical School in June 2013. Is currently continuing his training at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA.
    Stephen Curl 2009  Regional Sales Manager - Kaneka Pharma America LLC , New York, NY
    David Kirby 2009  Employed at Penn State Behrend (Erie) as a one year lecturer teaching quantitative analysis and general chemistry.
    KaLynn Kline 2009 Employed at Lancaster Labs, Lancaster
    Christan Mychajlonka 2009 Pharmacist, Arizona
    Stephen Profeta 2009 Employed in chemistry industry, Charlotte, NC - Completed BS in Chemistry and Computer Science, Temple Pharmacy
    Kim Schrock 2009 Duquesne Chemistry Graduate School
    Valerie Schrott 2009 Lab Technician/Administrator at the University of Pittsburgh
    Jonathan Siranni 2009 Employed at American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Materials Reference Lab , Gaithersburg, MD
    Kellie Skoner 2009 Employed as an optometrist with Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center, Annapolis, MD.
    Brittany Walters 2009 Chemistry teacher at Saint Martin de Porres High School, Cleveland, OH
    Brandy Bender 2008 Chemist at Lancaster Labs
    Scotty Boshinsky 2008 Chemist at Song Chemicals
    Jackie Caskey 2008 Pursuing Teaching Certification
    Diane Conrad Reasy 2008  Graduated from LECOM Pharmacy School
    Jennifer Cresswell 2008 Employed as a quality assurance analyst by Restek Corp. in Bellefonte, PA
    Kelly Darr 2008 Cross-reference coordinator for ThermoFisher Scientific, Pittsburgh, PA
    Joel Himes 2008 Emergency Resident at Mercy St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo, OH
    Corey Hine 2008 Syracuse University Ph.D. program
    Kathyrn Knorr 2008 Univ. of Illinois at Chicago – Forensics Masters (Graduated 2009) - Physical Scientist, Forensic Examiner with Dept. of Justice, Quantico, VA
    Lauren Kulak 2008 Teaching at Montour High School
    Ben Long 2008 Youth Forestry Science Educator, PA
    Jonathan Miller 2008 Received Masters from SFU, Owner of Get
    Samantha Milosh 2008 First Energy Nuclear, Pittsburgh, PA
    Joe Rosmus 2008 Duquesne Univ. Ph.D. program
    Heather Rust 2008 Post Doctoral Assistant at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Crystal Strong 2008 Princeton Biomedical Labs
    Stephanie Switzer 2008 Graduated from Palmer Chiropratic School, FL - Pursuing D.C. at Logan College of Chiropratic
    Jesse Williamson 2008 Chemical Scientist, Nashville, TN
    Jennifer (DeCoskey) Weyant 2007 New Pig, Bellwood, PA
    Emily Gehrlein 2007 Illinois College of Optometry
    Matt Harbart 2007 ChemImage Corporation Inc.
    Paul Johns 2007  Attending Notre Dame Chemistry Ph.D. program.
    Chris Yeisley 2007 University of Toledo Graduate Studies, Ph.D. Candidate
    Andrew Farabaugh 2006 Family Medicine Resident at York Hospital & Wellspan Health
    Lauren Gompers 2006 Employed as a  Pharmacist at Walmart, Washington, DC area
    Sarah Keller 2006 Teaching Chemistry in Carlisle, PA
    Jeff Mason 2006 Industrial Position
    Kristy Wolfel 2006 Attending Medical School at LECOM, finished with course work.
    Jess Paul 2005 Completed masters at Villanova University, working as patent examiner in D.C.
    Nathan Soltis 2005 Working as a Chemist, Boston, MA
    Cassie Taylor 2005 Chemist with the Food and Drug Administration, Washington D.C.
    Jason Clever 2004 Teaching chemistry at Hollidaysburg High School
    Amy Croskey 2004 Completed Pharm.D. at the University of Pittsburgh
    John Farabaugh 2004 Completed degree in Chiropractic Medicine from Logan College of Chiropractic, Practice in Johnstown, PA
    Haley Hawk 2004 Dentist, Altoona Hosptial, PA
    Ryan O'Neill 2004
    Jelena Petrovic 2004 Received Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry at UNC. Scientist at Millenium, The Takeda Oncology Company.
    Sarah Rebar 2004 Awarded a masters in Education and Chemistry at WestChester University, now teaching H.S. (Tussey Mtn.)
    Jamie Regan 2004 Working as a QC/QA analyst.
    Joseph Bopp 2003 Ph.D. at Yale University, Now at Nalco Labs Chicago, IL
    Dan Solomon
    2003 Masters from Michigan State, Working for Neurosurgeon in Altoona, PA
    Jennifer Williams 2003
    M.D. after completing medical school at Univ. Vermont Medical School

    Matt Statler 


    High School Chemistry Teacher - North Star School District 

    Rayden Winters
    2002 Industrial Position at Laboratory in PA.
    Frank Ianni
    High School teacher in Canada
    Susan (Weymer) Dillon 2001
    Shelly Campagna
    2001 Certified Chemistry Teacher
    Mark McNulty
    Chemist at Lancaster Laboratories
    Mark Semanick
    Pharmaceutical chemist
    Beckie Espenlaub 2000 Masters in Analytical Chemistry from University of Pittsburgh. Teaching high school chemistry in Pittsburgh.
    Amy Gryshuk
    2000 Now postdocing at UC Davis,Ph.D. completed in Molecular Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute of the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
    Christina (Petrarca) Ansell
    Awarded Masters in Biological Chemistry at The Ohio State University. Currently a chemistry teacher as Wachusett Regional High School, Holden, MA
    Danielle Sunseri
    Masters obtained from The Pennsylvania State University.
    Tracy Paxon
    Ph.D. completed at Pennsylvania State University, working in New York as research chemist at GE global Research
    Ryan Howard
    M.S. (2002) from Boston College, Chemistry Teacher at  Xaverian Brothers High School Westwood, MA
    Ernie Pagliaro 1998
    Certified Chemistry Teacher Shelton High School, Shelton CT
    Christine Wasil
    Certified Chemistry Teacher Altoona Area High School, Altoona, PA; adjunct instructor Mt. Aloysius College
    Jennifer Ropp
    Ph.D. awarded 2002 from the Univ. of Wisconsin, Professor at Univ. Minnesota-Morris
    Steve Swann 1996
    PH.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Delaware 2002. Currently working at Abbott Labs, Chicago Il.