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Janice Menke Abraham Class of 1975

Janice Menke Abraham holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from American University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.  Mrs. Abraham is the President and CEO of United Educators Insurance Company, a position she has held since 1998.  There she leads a liability insurance company which is owned by and insures over 1,200 schools, colleges and universities.  She has been Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer at Whitman College, and has held several positions at Cornell University.  She also served as an international banker at J. P. Morgan. 

In 2004, Mrs. Abraham was recognized as “Woman of the Year” by the Association of Professional Insurance Women and in 2000, was ranked one of 100 Top Leading Women in the field of insurance by Business Insurance.  She serves on the Boards of the Property and Casualty Insurance Association, the National Risk Retention Association and American University’s Dean’s Advisory Council.  She lives in Washington, DC with her husband of 23 years and 14 year old daughter.

 


Peter W. Augsburger Class of 1947
Upon graduating from Mt. Lebanon, Mr. Augsburger received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the University of Maryland.  He was a member of ROTC and received a commission in the United States Air Force.  Mr. Augsburger is the retired President of Industrial Extrusions, Inc.  During his college years, he set all the pass catching records and played in two winning Gator Bowls for the University of Maryland.  He also received a bronze medal at the Southern Conference Finals (now the Atlantic Coast Conference). 

In 2005, he represented the state of Ohio and won a Gold Medal in the Shot Put competition at the Seniors National Outdoor Meet.  He has been the Shot Put Champion for Ohio for 15 consecutive years.  In 2004, Mr. Augsburger was named to the Summit County Ohio Hall of Fame as a Senior Athlete.  He is ranked fourth nationally in his age bracket in both the indoor and outdoor shot put.  Mr. Augsburger attended his 50th Mt. Lebanon reunion and is looking forward to attending his 60th in 2007.

 

 

Timothy J. Hauser Class of 1966
Timothy Hauser was an alumnus of the Class of 1966 of Mt. Lebanon High School.  He graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and received a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.  He began a career in public service at the U. S. Department of Labor and later transferred to the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he was currently Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, a position he was appointed to in 1991.  In this position, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for the 2500 person, $400 million International Trade Administration. 

During his career, he served at the White House where he developed recommendations on international trade issues for the President, Cabinet and senior White House staff.  He frequently represented the Commerce Department and the U.S. Government in bilateral and multilateral international trade negotiations.  In 1992 and again in 2003, Mr. Hauser received the Presidential Distinguished Executive Award for “exceptional service to the American people over an extended period of time.”

 


Kathryn Kolankiewicz Class of 1977
Kathryn Kolankiewicz received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health & Physical Education & Recreation from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a Master’s Degree in Recreation Administration from the University of Mississippi, and a Ph.D in Sports Administration from the University of New Mexico.  She is in her 20th season as the head coach of the University of New Mexico women’s tennis team and achieved her 300th career win in March, 2005.  Coach Kolankiewicz’s teams have achieved “Academic All America” status every year and have maintained above a 3.2 GPA as a team for 10 consecutive years.

In 2004, she was named Mountain West Conference “Coach of the Year” and in 1999, 2000 and 2004 named I.T.A. “Central Region Coach of the Year”.  In 1995, Dr. Kolankiewicz was inducted into the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Athletic Hall of Fame.  She was a two-time Pennsylvanina State (PIAA) champion in doubles and has her picture displayed in the Hall of Champions at Mt. Lebanon High School. In 1982, Dr. Kolankiewicz was world ranked (#249) as a professional tennis player. In addition to being head coach, she is the Director for the Lobo Tennis Club and serves on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Women’s Collegiate Hall of Fame committee.

 


Anne B. Marietta Class of 1964
After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Marietta received a Master’s Degree from Drexel University and a Doctor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University.  She is an Associate Professor and Dietetic Internship Director of the graduate program at Southeast Missouri State University.  Her service record is extensive and she has made many contributions to dietetics and dietetics education at the local, state and national level. 

Dr. Marietta is a national site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education and has numerous publications and national presentations to her credit.   In 2005, she was nominated for the Outstanding Service Award in the College of Health and Human Services at Southeast Missouri State University.

 

 

John R. McCartan Class of 1952
Following graduation at Mt. Lebanon, John McCartan graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.  Currently president of J. R. McCartan Company, a consulting firm serving post-secondary institutions, Mr. McCartan has served as President of Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Chairman of the Board of York Technical Institute, Director of Berkeley Schools in New York, and President of Robert Morris College in Illinois.

Mr. McCartan has served on the boards of numerous colleges and universities, including Duquesne University.  He is currently on the Board of Trustees for five educational organizations including the Teacher Excellence Center.  Mr. McCartan’s philanthropy has benefited organizations such as NEED, The Homeless Children’s Education Fund, and the Extra Mile Foundation.

 

 

Raymond J. Pan, M.D. Class of 1985
Dr. Raymond Pan trained at Stanford University as an electrical engineer, specializing in magnetic resonance imaging.  He graduated at the top of his class at Stanford and received the highly competitive Frederick E. Terman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering.  His interest in neuroimaging with MRI inspired him to pursue a career in medicine.  He was awarded a fellowship from the National Institute of Health for his excellence as a physician scientist. 

Dr. Pan works both as a clinical child psychiatrist and a researcher, teaches at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, and, on a volunteer basis, supervises interns in the University of Pittsburgh Psychology Program.  He studies early symptoms of bipolar disorder in children and cares for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder who have bipolar parents.  His research is helping to discern which children are at risk to develop mania later in life and he also worked with children and adolescents at risk for suicide.  Dr. Pan changes the lives of children everyday, and with his continued scientific endeavors will improve treatment of children with mental health problems in the future.  Dr. Pan also volunteers as a judge for the Pittsburgh Science and Engineering Fair and is involved in community education at Chartiers Valley School District, New Brighton Head Start, and the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum.

 

 

Gary S. Sawhill Class of 1967
During his years at Mt. Lebanon, Dr. Sawhill was quarterback and captain of the 1967 WPIAL Championship team.  He was also a pole-vaulter for the high school.  As a graduate of Rutgers University, Dr. Sawhill holds a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife, a Master of Science in Resource Management and a Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Resources.  He is also a Licensed Professional Planner in the State of New Jersey, as well as a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and Soil Chemist in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.   Previously, he served as Director and President of Costal Plains Environmental Consultants and Planners in New Jersey. 

Dr. Sawhill coordinated the Resource Management and Planning curriculum of the Environmental Studies Program at Stockton State College in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  As an Assistant Professor at Stockton, he taught courses in wildlife ecology, fisheries management, soils, environmental planning and environmental impact assessment.  As an adjunct professor to the Center for Environmental Research at Stockton, he has taught courses on coastal zone, wetlands and riparian laws.  He also worked for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish, Game and Shellfisheries, and was a former Commissioner to the New Jersey Pinelands.  He has extensive experience in developing resource management strategies and environmentally sound development plans throughout the country.

In his private life, Dr. Sawhill has served as a Youth Soccer coach, organized a United Way Benefit, and served as the project coordinator for Absegami High School in New Jersey for the memorial scoreboard and concession stand/video tower.

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