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Campus welcomes new Advisory Board members

10/18/2010 —

Penn State Mont Alto has appointed four new members to the campus advisory board.  The advisory board is comprised of forty community leaders who provide time and resources to make this campus as successful as possible. 

Carole L. Crist attended the Mont Alto campus in 1972. She has been a vice president and relationship manager at F&M Trust in Chambersburg since 2008.  Prior to that role, she was executive vice president and founding member of Sentry Trust Company, as position as assistant vice president and trust officer at ValleyBank in Chambersburg. Crist serves on the Executive Board of the Chambersburg Community Theatre, the Institute for Caregiver Education Advisory Board, the Franklin County Fair Board, and as a rotating member of Kiwanis Club.   

Lance Keggereis ’92 (B.S. Civil Engineering) is the president of Dennis E. Black Engineering, Inc. in Chambersburg. He has more than 16 years of experience in a wide variety of civil engineering practices in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. He has been engineering designer         and project manager on numerous residential, commercial, municipal and industrial development projects including subdivisions and land development, storm water management, soil erosion and sedimentation control, grading plans, wastewater collection, treatment and disposal systems, roadway design, construction inspections, reports, acquisition of PA DOT permits, PA DEP permitting, townships and municipal approvals.

John K. Lott ‘72 (B.S. Horticulture) is President of Bear Mountain Orchards, Inc., a 1,600 acre fruit growing and packing operation.  John is on currently on the board of directors of the Adams County Industrial Development Association, Cherry Industry Administration Board, Knouse Foods Cooperative, and Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Program.  Previously he has served on the board of directors of the Adams County Economic Development Corporation and State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania.  He was President or Chairman of the following:  National Peach Council, Pennsylvania Peach & Nectarine Research Council, Adams County Conservation District, Menallen Township Planning Commission. 

Robert A. Sharrah is the founder and owner of Sharrah Design Group, Inc. of Gettysburg which currently employs nine people, including a Professional Engineer, Registered Landscape Architect, CADD technicians and field survey personnel.  The company’s focus is on land development design, planning and permitting for residential subdivisions, commercial centers and industrial buildings and complexes.  Sharrah attended the Mont Alto Campus from 1973 to 1975 when he graduated with high distinction from the surveying technology surveying technology program.  Sharrah is a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association, the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors, The Maryland Society of Surveyors and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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