Johnson College Open Benefits Students

On May 18, 2012, 120 golfers, which included a record 26 Johnson College alumni, gathered at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountain Top, PA for the benefit of current and future Johnson College students. The 20th Annual Johnson College Open, presented by sponsors Blackout Design and Sweda Advertising, raised over $35,000 – the most money to date for the Presidential Scholarship Fund!

Plans for the 21st Annual Johnson College Open are already underway. The tournament will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountaintop, PA (rain or shine). For more information, contact Stephanie Orzalek, Coordinator of Institutional Advancement, at 570-702-8908 or sorzalek@johnson.edu.


Winners of the 20th Annual Johnson College Open
From left to right: Tom Ruddy; Lamont McClure; Ed Christiano; Joe Kohut


20th Annual Johnson College Open sponsors gather to congratulate Presidential Scholarship recipients.
From left to right (first row): Katie Leonard, Johnson College; Joshua Evarts ’13, Old Forge, Presidential Scholarship recipient, Carpentry & Cabinetmaking Technology; Ali Frankenfield ’13, Phillipsburg, NJ, Presidential Scholarship recipient, Veterinary Technology; Nicholas Desanto ‘14, Jermyn, Presidential Scholarship recipient, Electronic Technology; Stacey Ondik, Sweda Advertising; Stephanie Orzalek, Johnson College
From left to right (middle row):  Nicholas Costanzo, L.R. Costanzo; Donald Kalina, Highland Associates; Dr. Ann L. Pipinski, Johnson College; David Manasek, Manasek Auto Parts, Inc. (A NAPA Dealership)
From left to right (last row):  Joseph Shea ’85, Shea Demolition; Attorney Jill Spott, Sheils Law Associates; Tom Donohue, Lamar Advertising; Attorney Robert Sheils II, Sheils Law Associates

Johnson College Honors Scholarship Recipients

On October 10, 2012, over 100 Johnson College students, family and friends, donors, faculty, and staff gathered for the College’s Annual Scholarship Luncheon, which honored 2012-2013 scholarship recipients as well as donors.

Speakers at the event included donors George Sweda, of Sweda Advertising, and Jack Reager, of Blackout Design, who both spoke about the importance of supporting Johnson College and its students.

Presidential Scholarship recipient Ali Frankenfield ’13, a Veterinary Technology student, also addressed the crowd, sharing, “The fact that there are people out there who care about us students and donate their energy, time, and money to help us through the financial aspect of our college journey will never cease to amaze me. I owe them my heart and eternal gratitude.”


Johnson College Scholarship Luncheon Speakers
From left to right: George Sweda, Sweda Advertising; Ali Frankenfield ’13, Veterinary Technology, Phillipsburg, NJ; Jack Reager, Blackout Design


Recipients of The Anthony Ploskonka Memorial Scholarship
From left to right: Dominick Carachilo ’82, Johnson College’s Vice President of Academic Affairs; Sierra Smith ’13, Veterinary Technology, Springville; Ian Farrar ’14, Computer Information Technology, Dalton; Dr. Ann L. Pipinski, Johnson College’s President and CEO

Cars on Campus Sets Record

Over 165 classic cars and unique vehicles were on display for Johnson College’s Cars on Campus on September 9, 2012. The event, presented by Manasek Auto Parts, Inc., raised a record $7,825.87 for the Cars on Campus Scholarship Fund, far exceeding the $5,000 goal!

Hundreds of car lovers, students, alumni, and community friends visited campus to enjoy the sights of the remarkable automobiles, the sounds of DJ Conor McGuigan, and the tastes of some delicious refreshments.

Awards were given out in a number of categories. Big winners included Tom Millard’s 1955 Brockway, which won the 2012 Best in Show Award, and George Caswell’s Cadillac Limousine, which took home this year’s President’s Pick Award.

Rudi Dickinson ‘11, who was instrumental in reviving the College’s car show three years ago after a five year hiatus, shares, “It’s great to give back to the College which has given me the skills to pursue a successful life. My hope is that the Cars on Campus Scholarship gives others the same opportunities.”


Johnson College thanks its 2012 Cars on Campus Sponsors
From Left to Right (Front Row): Rebecca Griffis, Jack Williams Tire; Dave Manasek, Manasek Auto Parts, Inc. (A NAPA Dealership); Dave Hopkins, Dalton Garage; Nancy Nealon, Johnny’s Car Wash
From Left to Right (Back Row): Dr. Ann L. Pipinski, Johnson College; Tracey Williams, Jack Williams Tire; Mary Ann Novak, McGrail, Merkel & Quinn; John Nonnemacher, Snyder & Clemente, Katie Leonard, Johnson College; Heather Stuart, Johnson College


Tom Millard’s 1955 Brockway, 2012 Best in Show


George Caswell’s Cadillac Limousine, 2012 President’s Pick


Johnson College’s 2012 Cars on Campus raised a record $7,825.87 for the Cars on Campus Scholarship Fund!