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Past Officers

A chronological history of former Nittany Grotto officers since the establishment of the Grotto in 1948.   For completeness, officers for both Nittany Grotto Inc. (NGI) and Nittany Grotto Caving Club (PSU) are present starting with 2008.

2013   
 
Nittany Grotto, Inc.
 
    President  ..........................................
Paul A. Winter
    Vice President  ...................................
Gary D. Dunmire
    Secretary-Treasurer  ..........................
Andy G. McKinnon
    Director at Large  ...............................
Joe M. Turchick
    Director at Large  ...............................
Hope Brooks
    Editor  ...............................................
Katherine Thorwart
    NGI Webmaster  .................................
Christopher Catherman
 
Caving Club
    Chair  ................................................
Hope Brooks
    Vice Chair  .........................................
Ben Schantz
    Secretary  .........................................
Jenevieve Clauss
    Treasurer  .........................................
Anna Byers & Abbe Hamilton
    Faculty Advisor  ................................
Dr. Jenn Macalady
 
2012   
 
Nittany Grotto, Inc.
 
    President  ..........................................
Bryan "Crow" Crowell
    Vice President  ...................................
Gary D. Dunmire
    Secretary-Treasurer  ..........................
Andy G. McKinnon
    Director at Large  ...............................
Terrance Lovell
    Director at Large  ...............................
Joe M. Turchick
    Editor  ...............................................
Katherine Thorwart
    NGI Webmaster  .................................
Christopher Catherman
 
Caving Club
    Chair  ................................................
Dan Karrasch
    Vice Chair  .........................................
Maria Andrews
    Secretary  .........................................
Hope Brooks
    Treasurer  .........................................
Jenevieve Clauss
    Faculty Advisor  ................................
Dr. Jenn Macalady
 
2011   
 
Nittany Grotto, Inc.
 
    President  ..........................................
Bryan "Crow" Crowell
    Vice President  ...................................
Gary D. Dunmire
    Secretary-Treasurer  ..........................
Andy G. McKinnon
    Director at Large  ...............................
Dr. William B. White
    Director at Large  ...............................
Joe M. Turchick
    Editor  ...............................................
Katherine Thorwart
    NGI Webmaster  .................................
Christopher Catherman
 
Caving Club
    Chair  ................................................
Dan Karrasch
    Vice Chair  .........................................
Maria Andrews
    Secretary  .........................................
Cayla Danko
    Treasurer  .........................................
John Groh
    Faculty Advisor  ................................
Dr. Jenn Macalady
 
2010   
 
Nittany Grotto, Inc.
 
    President  ..........................................
Bryan "Crow" Crowell
    Vice President  ...................................
Gary D. Dunmire
    Secretary-Treasurer  ..........................
Keith D. Wheeland
    Director at Large  ...............................
Andy G. McKinnon
    Director at Large  ...............................
Joe M. Turchick
    Editor  ...............................................
Keith D. Wheeland (Guest)
    NGI Webmaster  .................................
Christopher Catherman
 
Caving Club
    Chair  ................................................
Paul Winter
    Vice Chair  .........................................
Elane Bridges
    Secretary  .........................................
Kathleen Kerrigan
    Treasurer  .........................................
Dave Ader
 
2009   
 
Nittany Grotto, Inc.
    President  ..........................................
Amanda Martin
    Vice President  ...................................
Gary D.Dunmire
    Secretary-Treasurer  ..........................
Keith D. Wheeland
    Director at Large  ...............................
Rob Martin
    Director at Large  ...............................
Joe M. Turchick
    Editor  ...............................................
Keith D. Wheeland (Guest)
    NGI Webmaster  .................................
Christopher Catherman
 
Caving Club
    Chair  ................................................
Amanda Martin
    Vice Chair  .........................................
Maggie Norton
    Secretary  .........................................
Kandra Hujsa
    Treasurer  .........................................
Patrick Hensel
 
2008  60th Anniversary
 
Nittany Grotto, Inc.
    President  ..........................................
Amanda Martin
    Vice President  ...................................
Gary D. Dunmire
    Secretary-Treasurer  ..........................
Keith D. Wheeland
    Director at Large  ...............................
Rob Martin
    Director at Large  ...............................
Joe M.Turchick
    Editor  ...............................................
Keith D. Wheeland (Guest)
    NGI Webmaster  .......................................
Keith D. Wheeland
 
Caving Club
    Chair  ................................................
Amanda Morrow (Martin)
    Vice Chair  .........................................
Vacant
    Secretary  .........................................
Samantha Lloyd
    Treasurer  .........................................
Patrick Hensel
 
2007   
 
    President  ..........................................
Katy McGuire
    Vice President  ...................................
Melissa Woortman
    Secretary  .........................................
Ben Smith
    Treasurer  .........................................
Ezra Schwartzberg
    Editor  ...............................................
Keith D. Wheeland (Guest)
 
2006   
 
    President  ..........................................
Katy McGuire
    Vice President  ...................................
Melissa Woortman
    Secretary  .........................................
Kerry Cavanaugh
    Treasurer  .........................................
Ezra Schwartzberg
    Editor  ...............................................
Keith D. Wheeland (Guest)
 
2005   
 
    President  ..........................................
Marc Eble
    Vice President  ...................................
Trevor Kupstas
    Secretary  .........................................
Bryan Brightbill,
& Tara Gallacher
    Treasurer  .........................................
Chris Hails
    Editor  ...............................................
Keith D. Wheeland (Guest)
 
2004   
 
    President  ..........................................
Marc Eble
    Vice President  ...................................
Vacant
    Secretary  .........................................
Bryan Brightbill
    Treasurer  .........................................
Chris Hails
    Editor  ...............................................
Keith D. Wheeland (Guest)
 
2003   
 
    President  ..........................................
Bryan Brightbill
    Vice President  ...................................
Jon Belinski
    Secretary  .........................................
Dan Lysco
    Treasurer  .........................................
Michael Matz,
Ben Smith (Interim)

    Editor  ...............................................
Keith D. Wheeland (Guest)
 
2002   
 
    President  ..........................................
Jeremy Rathfon
    Vice President  ...................................
Mike Ristey
    Secretary  .........................................
Jon Belinski
    Treasurer  .........................................
Brad Feldman
    Editor  ...............................................
Keith D. Wheeland (Guest),
Jen & Keith Christenson (Guest)
 
2001   
 
    President  ..........................................
Jon Belinski
    Vice President  ...................................
Mike Ristey
    Secretary  .........................................
Ned Schmidgal
    Treasurer  .........................................
Brad Feldman
    Editor  ...............................................
Keith D. Wheeland,
Jen & Keith Christenson (Guest)
 
2000   
 
    President  ..........................................
Bryan "Crow" Crowell
    Vice President  ...................................
Mike Packard
    Secretary  .........................................
Bethany Oaks
    Treasurer  .........................................
Sandy McCarthy
    Editor  ...............................................
Rob Martin ,
Keith D. Wheeland,
Jen & Keith Christenson
 
1999   
 
    President  ..........................................
Ramona Josefczyk
    Vice President  ...................................
Sarah Askey
    Secretary  .........................................
Jason Gullickson
    Treasurer  .........................................
Sandy McCarthy
    Editor  ...............................................
Jon E. Guizar
 
1998   50th Anniversary
 
    President  ..........................................
Ramona Josefczyk
    Vice President  ...................................
Sarah Greenway
    Secretary  .........................................
Tanya Hofler
    Treasurer  .........................................
Cara Doud
    Editor  ...............................................
Chad Ambrosius,
Keith Christenson (Interim),
Jen Christenson
& Jon E. Guizar
 
1997
 
    President  ..........................................
Rachel Bosch
    Vice President  ...................................
Ramona Josefczyk
    Secretary  .........................................
Annetta Egley
    Treasurer  .........................................
Teresa Carmody
    Editor  ...............................................
Chad Ambrosius
 
1996
 
    President  ..........................................
Keith Christenson
    Vice President  ...................................
Byran "Crow" Crowell
    Secretary  .........................................
Ramona Josefczyk
    Treasurer  .........................................
Teresa Carmody
    Editor  ...............................................
Chad Ambrosius
 
1995
 
    President  ..........................................
Keith Christenson
    Vice President  ...................................
Frank Abbato
    Secretary  .........................................
Tom McGrath
    Treasurer  .........................................
Steve Yochum
    Editor  ...............................................
Andy Fluke,
Keith Christenson (Quest)

 
1994
 
    President  ..........................................
Frank Abbato
    Vice President  ...................................
Tom McGrath
    Secretary  .........................................
Scott Askey
    Treasurer  .........................................
Andrew Churlik
    Editor  ...............................................
Andy Fluke
 
1993
 
    President  ..........................................
Frank Abbato
    Vice President  ...................................
Jan Prowell
    Secretary  .........................................
Tom McGrath
    Treasurer  .........................................
Andrew Churlik
    Editor  ...............................................
Andy Fluke
 
1992
 
    President  ..........................................
Scott Askey
    Vice President  ...................................
John Archer
    Secretary  .........................................
Charlie Klinger
    Treasurer  .........................................
Andrew Churlik
    Editor  ...............................................
Beth Wichterman &
Andy Fluke

 
1991
 
    President  ..........................................
Bill Herr
    Vice President  ...................................
Scott Askey
    Secretary  .........................................
John Keith
    Treasurer  .........................................
Andrew Churlik
    Editor  ...............................................
Josh Carney,
Keith Wheeland (Guest),
Jim Kennedy (Guest)

 
1990
 
    President  ..........................................
Brent Ward
    Vice President  ...................................
Tom Wilkinson &
Tom Butzler (Acting)

    Secretary  .........................................
John Keith
    Treasurer  .........................................
Andrew Churlik
    Editor  ...............................................
Josh Carney
 
1989
 
    President  ..........................................
Ira Sasowsky
    Vice President  ...................................
Charlie Klinger
    Secretary  .........................................
Beth Wichterman
    Treasurer  .........................................
Andrew Churlik
    Editor  ...............................................
Andy Fluke
 
1988  40th Anniversary
 
    President  ..........................................
John Ganter
    Vice President  ...................................
Evan Dresel
    Secretary  .........................................
Ira Sasowsky
    Treasurer  .........................................
Andrew Churlik
    Editor  ...............................................
Andy Fluke
 
1987
 
    President  ..........................................
George Veni
    Vice President  ...................................
Mark Wolfe
    Secretary  .........................................
Phil McKalips
    Treasurer  .........................................
Tammy Luse
    Editor  ...............................................
Jim Kennedy &
George Veni (Guest)

 
1986
 
    President  ..........................................
Ira Sasowsky
    Vice President  ...................................
John Ganter
    Secretary  .........................................
Andy Stahl
    Treasurer  .........................................
Sarah Steele
    Editor  ...............................................
Jim Kennedy
 
1985
 
    President  ..........................................
Ira Sasowsky
    Vice President  ...................................
John Ganter
    Secretary  .........................................
Andy Stahl
    Treasurer  .........................................
Christine Brown
    Editor  ...............................................
Jim Kennedy
 
1984
 
    President  ..........................................
Dan Chess &
Ira Sasowsky (Acting)

    Vice President  ...................................
John Ganter
    Secretary  .........................................
Eric Hauschildt
    Treasurer  .........................................
Jim Kennedy
    Editor  ...............................................
Gary Herbert &
Jim Kennedy

 
1983
 
    President  ..........................................
Dan Chess
    Vice President  ...................................
Eric Hauschildt
    Secretary  .........................................
Holly Sader &
Gloria DePaolis

    Treasurer  .........................................
Jim Kennedy
    Editor  ...............................................
Jim Kennedy &
Dan Chess

 
1982
 
    President  ..........................................
Joe Troester &
Dan Chess (Acting)

    Vice President  ...................................
Gerald "Jake" Cox
    Secretary  .........................................
Lori E. Smith &
Gordon Dayton (Acting)

    Treasurer  .........................................
Kirk Taylor
    Editor  ...............................................
Dan Chess
 
1981
 
    President  ..........................................
Joe Troester
    Vice President  ...................................
Gerald "Jake" Cox
    Secretary  .........................................
Lori E. Smith
    Treasurer  .........................................
Kirk Taylor
    Editor  ...............................................
Bill Wolford &
Dan Chess

 
1980
 
    President  ..........................................
Gordon Dayton
    Vice President  ...................................
Tim Kipp
    Secretary  .........................................
Brian Kolka
    Treasurer  .........................................
Kirk Taylor
    Editor  ...............................................
Tim Kipp
    Mascot  .............................................
The GWONK
 
1979
 
    President  ..........................................
Gordon Dayton
    Vice President  ...................................
Tim Kipp
    Secretary  .........................................
Brian Kolka
    Treasurer  .........................................
Kirk Taylor
    Editor  ...............................................
Gordon Dayton
 
1978  30th Anniversary
 
    President  ..........................................
Gordon Dayton
    Vice President  ...................................
Tim Kipp
    Secretary  .........................................
Brian Kolka
    Treasurer  .........................................
Kirk Taylor
    Editor  ...............................................
Gordon Dayton &
Art Pettit

 
1977
 
    President  ..........................................
Tom O'Holleran
    Vice President  ...................................
Mark Jancin
    Secretary  .........................................
Karen Smith
    Treasurer  .........................................
Kim Thomas
    Editor  ...............................................
Rick Johnson
 
1976
 
    President  ..........................................
Tom O'Holleran
    Vice President  ...................................
Roger Richards
    Secretary  .........................................
Janet Falcheck
         Membership  ..................................
Dave Seasholtz
    Treasurer  .........................................
Rick Johnson
    Editor  ...............................................
Nana Bolling,
Rick Johnson,
Tony Cooley

 
1975
 
    President  ..........................................
Cindy Nagasaki McManus
    Vice President  ...................................
Dennis McManus
    Secretary  .........................................
Brian Kolka
         Membership  ..................................
Dave Seasholtz
    Treasurer  .........................................
Rick Johnson
    Editor  ...............................................
Nana Bolling &
Rick Johnson

 
1974
 
    President  ..........................................
Jeff Batuscheck
    Vice President  ...................................
Dennis McManus
    Secretary  .........................................
Russ Turner
    Treasurer  .........................................
Tom O'Holleran
    Editor  ...............................................
Nana Bolling &
Bernie Baker

 
1973
 
    President  ..........................................
Jeff Batuscheck
    Vice President  ...................................
Debbie Van Vliet
    Secretary  .........................................
Nana Bolling &
Cindy Light

    Treasurer  .........................................
Tom O'Holleran
    Editor  ...............................................
Nana Bolling
 
1972
 
    President  ..........................................
Bill Decker
    Vice President  ...................................
Al Ogden
    Secretary  .........................................
Mike Stitt &
Jeff Batuscheck

    Treasurer  .........................................
Rich Leishman
    Editor  ...............................................
Jack Hess,
Joe Brady, &
Jeff Batuscheck

 
1971
 
    President  ..........................................
Fred L. Wefer
    Vice President  ...................................
Tom O'Holleran
    Secretary  .........................................
Sandy Black
    Treasurer  .........................................
Al Ogden
    Editor  ...............................................
Jack Hess &
Evan T. Shuster

    Faculty Advisor  .......(till Sept. 2011)....
Dr. William B. White
 
1970
 
    President  ..........................................
Jack Hess
    Vice President  ...................................
Evan T. Shuster
    Secretary  .........................................
Kem Wefer
    Treasurer  .........................................
Ron Miller
    Editor  ...............................................
Nevin W. Davis,
Judy Davis, &
Bill Decker

 
1969
 
    President  ..........................................
Jack Hess
    Vice President  ...................................
Dave Moll
    Secretary  .........................................
Tony Gardner
    Treasurer  .........................................
Ron Miller
    Editor  ...............................................
Nevin W. Davis
 
1968  20th Anniversary
 
    President  ..........................................
Del Myers
    Vice President  ...................................
Jack Hess
    Secretary  .........................................
Tony Gardner
    Treasurer  .........................................
Frank Marks
    Editor  ...............................................
Nevin W. Davis
 
1967
 
    President  ..........................................
Bob Haas
    Vice President  ...................................
Pete Peterson
    Secretary  .........................................
Janet Relm
    Treasurer  .........................................
Frank Marks
    Editor  ...............................................
Bob Haas
    Mascot To-Be  ....................................
The GWONK
 
1966
 
    President  ..........................................
Rick Rigg
    Vice President  ...................................
Nevin C. Davis
    Secretary  .........................................
Janet Relm
    Treasurer  .........................................
Carol Lambert
    Editor  ...............................................
Bobbi Nagy,
Jane Learn, &
Bob Haas

 
1965
 
    President  ..........................................
John L. (Skip) Haas &
Nick Lambert

    Vice President  ...................................
Bob Haas
    Secretary  .........................................
Maggie Bossart
    Treasurer  .........................................
Donna Sampsell
    Editor  ...............................................
John L. (Skip) Haas,
Bob Haas, &
Bobbi Nagy (variously)

 
1964
 
    President  ..........................................
Rick Rigg
    Vice President  ...................................
Bob Madsen
    Secretary  .........................................
Chuck Trenkle
    Treasurer  .........................................
Frank Potter
    Editor  ...............................................
Nick Lambert &
John L. (Skip) Haas (alternate issues)

 
1963
 
    President  ..........................................
Jim Hixson
    Vice President  ...................................
Nevin W. Davis
    Secretary  .........................................
Ken Stafford
    Treasurer  .........................................
Robert Madsen
    Editor  ...............................................
Nevin C. Davis &
William E. Russell

 
1962
 
    President  ..........................................
Jim Hixson
    Vice President  ...................................
John Sweet
    Secretary  .........................................
Nevin W. Davis
    Treasurer  .........................................
Tom Goff
    Editor  ...............................................
Nevin C. Davis &
William E. Russell

 
1961
 
    President  ..........................................
Jim Hixson
    Vice President  ...................................
Sam Gilmore &
John Sweet

    Secretary  .........................................
Ken Stafford
    Treasurer  .........................................
Keith Hagenbuch
    Editor  ...............................................
Elizabeth L. (Beth) White
 
1960
 
    President  ..........................................
Chuck Landis
    Vice President  ...................................
Rebne Thomsen
    Secretary  .........................................
Brenda Baer &
Dave Ward

    Treasurer  .........................................
Jim Hixson
    Editor  ...............................................
Elizabeth L. (Bette) White
& Will Cochran

    Faculty Advisor  ....(till ca. 1971)....
Dr. Lawrence Lattman
 
1959
 
    President  ..........................................
Chuck Landis
    Vice President  ...................................
John Feick
    Secretary  .........................................
Peg Fowler (pseud. Sophie Glutz)
    Treasurer  .........................................
Bill Glosser &
Neil Wilding

    Editor  ...............................................
Tom Turner
 
1958  10th Anniversary
 
    President  ..........................................
Chuck Landis
    Vice President  ...................................
Tom Turner
    Secretary  .........................................
Carolyn Allison
    Treasurer  .........................................
Bill Glosser
    Editor  ...............................................
Jay Edwards,
John Haas, &
Tom Turner

 
1957
 
    President  ..........................................
John A. (Jack) Stellmack
    Vice President  ...................................
Tom Turner
    Secretary  .........................................
Lesley Tarleton
    Treasurer  .........................................
John L. Haas
    Editor  ...............................................
John Edwards &
Bill Bennett (Guest)

 
1956
 
    President  ..........................................
Herb Black
    Vice President  ...................................
George Deike, III
    Secretary  .........................................
Lesley Tarleton
    Treasurer  .........................................
Paul Fisher
    Editor  ...............................................
Ruth "Ginger" Deike (Ruth McDuffee Deike)
    Faculty Advisor  ....(till Oct. 18, 1960)....
Dr. Charles W. Thornton
 
1955
 
    President  ..........................................
George Deike, III
    Vice President  ...................................
Karl Francis
    Secretary  .........................................
Lesley Tarleton
    Treasurer  .........................................
Dick Grime
    Editor  ...............................................
Larry Matthews,
Herb Duey, &
Jack Stellmack

 
1954
 
    President  ..........................................
Jack Stellmack
    Vice President  ...................................
Jim Walczak
    Secretary  .........................................
Ruth (Ginger) McDufee
    Treasurer  .........................................
Don Luebee
    Editor  ...............................................
George Deike, III
 
1953
 
    President  ..........................................
Art Hussey
    Vice President  ...................................
Dave Fenstermacher
    Secretary  .........................................
Barbara McIlrath
    Treasurer  .........................................
Dean Porterfield
    Editor  ...............................................
Jim Walczak
 
1952
 
    President  ..........................................
William Devitt, III
    Vice President  ...................................
Arthur Hussey
    Secretary  .........................................
Joanne Heine
    Treasurer  .........................................
Robert Higgs
    Editor  ...............................................
Jim Walczak
    Faculty Advisor  ....(till Sept.25, 1956)....
Dr. Stuart W. Frost
 
1951
 
    President  ..........................................
William Devitt, III
    Vice President  ...................................
Bob Vandergrift
    Secretary  .........................................
Marjorie Schultz then
Ed Raffensberger

    Corr. Secretary  .................................
Ed Raffensbuger then
Martha Cooper

 
    * Elections were held at the beginning of the new academic year
 
    President  ..........................................
Dr. Stuart W. Frost
    Vice President  ...................................
Vacant
    Secretary  .........................................
Ed Raffensberger
    Treasurer  .........................................
Charles Rutschky
 
1950
 
    STALLED!
 
1949
    President  ..........................................
Robert A. Zeller, Jr.
    Vice President  ...................................
Arthur W. Rose
 
1948
    President  ..........................................
Robert A. Zeller, Jr.

_________

Sources:

  1. Nittany Grotto News: Vol. 50, No. 3, September 1998, 50th Anniversary Issue.
  2. Nittany Grotto News: various other later issues


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