Penn State Mont Alto welcomes four new advisory board members

October 18, 2010

Penn State Mont Alto has appointed four new members to the campus advisory board. The advisory board is comprised of 40 community leaders who provide time and resources to make the Mont Alto campus as successful as possible. 

Carole L. Crist attended the Mont Alto campus in 1972. She has been a vice president and relationship manager at F&M Trust in Chambersburg since 2008. Prior to that role, she was executive vice president and founding member of Sentry Trust Company, as position as assistant vice president and trust officer at ValleyBank in Chambersburg. Crist serves on the Executive Board of the Chambersburg Community Theatre, the Institute for Caregiver Education Advisory Board, the Franklin County Fair Board, and as a rotating member of Kiwanis Club.

Lance Keggereis (who graduated from Penn State with a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering in 1992) is the president of Dennis E. Black Engineering Inc. in Chambersburg. He has more than 16 years of experience in a wide variety of civil engineering practices in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. He has been engineering designer and project manager on numerous residential, commercial, municipal and industrial development projects including subdivisions and land development, storm water management, soil erosion and sedimentation control, grading plans, wastewater collection, treatment and disposal systems, roadway design, construction inspections, reports, acquisition of PA DOT permits, PA DEP permitting, townships and municipal approvals.

John K. Lott (who graduated from Penn State with a bachelor of science degree in horticulture in 1972) is President of Bear Mountain Orchards Inc., a 1,600 acre fruit growing and packing operation. Lott currently is on the board of directors of the Adams County Industrial Development Association, Cherry Industry Administration Board, Knouse Foods Cooperative, and Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Program. Previously he has served on the board of directors of the Adams County Economic Development Corporation and State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania. He was President or Chairman of the following: National Peach Council, Pennsylvania Peach & Nectarine Research Council, Adams County Conservation District, Menallen Township Planning Commission.

Robert A. Sharrah is the founder and owner of Sharrah Design Group Inc. of Gettysburg which currently employs nine people, including a professional engineer, registered landscape architect, CADD technicians and field survey personnel. The company’s focus is on land development design, planning and permitting for residential subdivisions, commercial centers and industrial buildings and complexes. Sharrah attended Penn State Mont Alto from 1973 to 1975 and graduated with high distinction from the surveying technology surveying technology program. Sharrah is a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association, the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors, The Maryland Society of Surveyors and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Last Updated October 19, 2010