Bank salutes 8 for
combined 155 years
Eight Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized for a combined 155 years of service to the financial institution.
Recognized during the May-June service awards luncheon were Joan Blackwell, Liberty branch manager, 40 years; Steve Bolt, courier, Wellsboro, 20 years; Leda Bowers, MIS operator, Wellsboro, 15 years; Yvonne Gill, marketing manager, Wellsboro, 10 years; Glenda Marzo, head auditor, Wellsboro, 25 years; Nancy Tubbs, compliance officer, Wellsboro, 25 years; Terry Turner, teller, Dushore, 10 years; Harland Webster, systems analyst programmer, Wellsboro, 10 years.
Service awards luncheons are held regularly and hosted by Citizens & Northern chairman, president and CEO Charles H. Updegraff, Jr. In 2011, C&N will recognize 25 employees for a total of 410 years of service to Citizens & Northern Bank.
DA joins law firm
Mary C. Kilgus has joined the law firm of Lepley, Engelman & Yaw, LLC. She will concentrate in the areas of civil law and oil and gas law.
Kilgus earned her B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and her juris doctorate from the William Mitchell College of Law in 2004. Her additional coursework included courses in trial advocacy at the National Center for Trial Advocacy, University of Southern California. She was certified in DNA Trial Evidence in 2010. She was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2005 and admitted to practice in Federal Court in 2011. She was formerly an assistant district attorney for Lycoming County.
Kilgus is a member of the executive committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Women in the Profession and received the Women of Excellence award in 2011 from Wise Options for Women. She is also working with the Pennsylvania State Legislature on a bill to correct loopholes in Megan Law which passed in the House last January.
Lepley, Engelman & Yaw has offices in Williamsport, Lewisburg, Canton and Hughesville and serves over a 20-county area.
Shunk student wins accounting award
Erika Polcrack, of Shunk, was named an outstanding senior by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Susquehanna University.
Polcrack was recommended for the award by Barbara W. McElroy, professor of accounting at Susquehanna, for her success in the classroom and potential for a promising career in accounting. The award is given to one senior accounting major at each of the 80 participating Pennsylvania colleges and universities. Recipients are given a certificate and medal along with a complimentary one-year affiliate membership with the institute for access to programs that will help them pursue their CPA license.
A degree in accounting is the first step toward receiving a CPA license and the requirements are changing Jan. 1, 2012. Currently, to earn the CPA license in Pennsylvania, accounting graduates must pass a rigorous exam and complete one to two years of auditing experience, depending upon graduate or undergraduate course completion. If candidates do not pass at least one part of the exam prior to Dec. 31, 2011, they will be required to complete 150 college credit hours.
City student wins
Chad M. Chervinsky, of Williamsport, was named an outstanding senior by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Chervinsky was recommended for the award by Phillip D. Landers, professor of accounting at Penn College, for his success in the classroom and potential for a promising career in accounting. The award is given to one senior accounting major at each of the 80 participating Pennsylvania colleges and universities. Recipients are given a certificate and medal along with a complimentary one-year affiliate membership with the institute for access to programs that will help them pursue their CPA license.