Alumni Class Notes, May 2022

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Alumni Class Notes, May 2022

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John G. Harris ’73, Harrisburg, received the Central Pennsylvania Music Awards (CPMA) Hall of Fame’s Lifetime Achievement Award (The Whitey Noll Award) at this year’s CPMAs and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on March 24. In a career that spans more than four decades, Harris has worn almost every hat in the regional music industry scene except musician. Harris started his career by scouting and booking bands as a nightclub manager and then became fully engaged in the business as a manager/promoter/talent buyer at the Metron. He was also an associate producer at Makoul Productions (City Island Concerts) and manager of several bands. He re-defined the role of middle-agent for decades at venues throughout Central Pennsylvania and worked with the city of Harrisburg on events such as  Reservoir Park, July 4, Kipona, ArtsFest, and concerts on Market Square. While manager of the Best Western Conference Center & Courtyard Night Club (New Cumberland), he started the annual Millennium Music Conference (MMC) & Showcase. MMC went on for 25 years and at its height would sell out hotels and host over 100 music industry professionals and 300 acts and artists showcasing at 30 live music venues in and around Harrisburg. In 2008, Harris started the Singer-Songwriter of Cape May Conference (New Jersey) which ran for 12 years until the pandemic. Harris is currently the Talent Buyer at XL LIVE and Production Manager for Harrisburg University Presents.

Althea Penn, Ed.D. G’13, Snellville, Georgia, is the new director of Early Education at The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Dr. Penn brings more than 30 years of experience in organization leadership as well as primary and secondary education to ACSI, most recently serving as executive director of The Shepherd’s Academy for Teaching Excellence in Snellville, Georgia. She has served thousands of educators, administrators and schools as an educational consultant and professional development specialist. Penn will lead the ACSI EE team in developing biblically-based resources and providing professional development to support early educators. She collaborates with other departments to carry out initiatives in alignment with the organization’s strategic plan, including the integration of current research for ECE program practices. As a principal, Dr. Penn was awarded Ford's Freedom Unsung Teacher Hero of COVID-19 Award for courageously launching an EE-12th school during the pandemic.

Michael D. Azzato ’17, Harrisburg, was hired as a tax staff accountant at Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, Camp Hill.



Alicia Yanac, D.O. ’10
to Tom Robinson




A daughter, Isabella Antonia, to Nicholas’13, G’15 and Christina Walsh Minissale’15, Cherry Hill, New Jersey



Claire Lukaschek, mother of Mary Claire Lukaschek Aitken ’82 and mother-in-law of Linda Green Lukaschek ’83

Mary Pearn, mother of James Pearn ’78 and Francis Pearn ’83; grandmother of Brian Pearn ’16

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