LHU inducts 2 alumni into Business Hall of Fame
LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently inducted two alumni into the Business Hall of Fame during a ceremony and luncheon held recently in the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center, Poorman Ballroom.
Inductees honored during the event were: Susan K. Myers, ’76, consultant for Corning Incorporated and audit manager, and Donn “The Swami” Wagner, ’66, founder of Alleghenies Analysis Ltd., The Victory Line hotline, and theswami.com website. The two alumni have distinguished themselves in business and in service to the university and their communities.
Myers said that she remembered being told that she could not become an architect, something she had dreamed of becoming, because she was a woman. Her father, recognizing her strengths, recommended she pursue a degree in computer science at LHU. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree at LHU, she went on to earn a master’s degree at Syracuse University and has had many successes in her professional and personal life along the way.
Wagner, crediting his wife for most of his successes, drew on similarities between the LHU Business Hall of Fame and the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. He presented three gifts during his remarks: A baseball glove to his wife, for being “the best catch I ever made;” a baseball bat to his son, for always having his back; and a baseball to Fiorentino, in appreciation of his LHU education and Fiorentino’s time as university leader.
Business Advisory Board member, Stephen Babcock, ’88, emceed the event, and Business and Computer Science Department Chair, Dr. Cori Myers, ’91, gave remarks about the tremendous accomplishments each inductee has made to their profession and communities. President Dr. Michael Fiorentino Jr. presented the inductees with their awards, during the final event he attended as university president.
Following the luncheon, Fiorentino and student Valerie Cesare, ’18, gave brief remarks and unveiled the plaques representing each HOF inductee, which are located on the second floor of Akeley Hall. Each inductee’s plaque features their photo and highlights reasons why they were chosen for induction.