Mission Statement


 

To connect alumni to the University and to each other, to provide valued services to members, and to support the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service.

 

Board of Directors

Jessica Beyer. Jessica graduated in 2009 with a BA in Telecommunications.  She was a member of Pi Beta Phi and was Vice President of Communications for the Chapter.  Jessica is a Design Assistant at Xquisite Events, a full service floral and event decor production company in Boca Raton, FL.  Jessica is participating in the planning of the annual golf tournament.

Carol Burpeau. Carol graduated in 1984 with a BS in Special Education and has an MBA from University of Phoenix. She is originally from Long Island, NY. Carol works for FedEx as an International Account Executive. With the Ft Lauderdale chapter, Carol has organized happy hours, wine tastings, and other outings and has volunteered for the Golf Tournament.

Mike Carr. Mike graduated in 2005 with a BS in Civil Engineering.  He is from Toms River, NJ and attended University Park Campus.  Mike was the former Chapter Treasurer in Tallahassee and is a Senior Staff Engineer with Langan Engineering and Environmental Services.

Terri Chadderton, Treasurer. Terri graduated in 1979 with a BS in Architecture and in 1980 with a BARCH.  She was a member of Alpha Rho Chi fraternity and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.  Terri is a Registered Architect in the State of Florida, and she is a Project Manager for Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. Terri has planned our community service events and holiday parties, and has been involved with organizing the Annual golf tournament.

Patrick Dougherty. Patrick graduated in 2009 with a BS in Finance from the Smeal College of Business. While at Penn State, Patrick was involved in the Penn State Investment Association/Nittany Lion Fund, LLC as well as THON.  He is currently employed at Comerica Bank as a Credit Specialist in their Private Banking Division.   Patrick is originally from Lancaster, PA and currently lives in Boca Raton with his wife Kelsey.

Gregory Martin, Vice President. Greg graduated in 1996 with a BS in Computer Science and has an MBA from the University of Florida. He is from Greencastle, PA and attended Mont Alto, Harrisburg, and University Park campuses. Greg and his wife Cindy have ten children.  Greg is a Director at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Greg has been maintaining our Website.

Ken Ortner, President.  Ken graduated in 1975 with a BS in Accounting and has an MS in Taxation from FIU. At Penn State, Ken was very involved in student activities and was a member of Skull & Bones. Ken has his own CPA practice in Fort Lauderdale and is certified in California and Florida. Ken is from Cheltenham, PA, is married and has two daughters. Ken is very involved with several Fort Lauderdale community organizations.

Victor Sedaka. Vic graduated in 1989 in Political Science/Marketing. He was a member of AEPi Fraternity, IFC Secretary Treasurer, and danced in Thon.  He is from Pittsburgh, PA and has two children.  Vic is the immediate past president of our Chapter.  He is a Project Manager for FIS Global.  Vic has planned our Student Send Off Picnic and will be participating in fundraising for the Student Scholarship Fund.

Vincent Yarina
.  Vince graduated in 1992 with a BS in Earth Sciences and has an MS in Engineering Geology from Drexel University. He is a Professional Geologist in Pennsylvania and Florida and is an Associate with Langan Engineering and Environmental Services in Miami, where he leads Langan’s environmental consulting practice in Florida. Vince lives in Plantation and is married to Lena. They have two children. He has organized our Chapter’s softball team for the All College Tournament.

 

2 Responses to About Us

  1. Matt Arch says:

    Hello fellow Penn Stater’s:

    I finished my MSW (Social Work) in August specializing in geriatrics. I am relocating to Fort Lauderdale in January (fresh start, new year) and would like to connect. I am specifically looking for colleagues working in health care. However, having a core group of folks to watch the football game with NEXT fall (2015) will be great. I hope to hear from someone soon. To be clear, I secured housing, but not a job just yet. Thanks!

  2. terry says:

    Just to let every know Bobby Burns the once upon wrestler and cheerleader at Penn State will performing this week end at FATCAT’s on university and sterling rd. If you have a chance to stop by I know he would love it.
    terry

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