Class of 1985 Reunion | Albright College

Class of 1985 Reunion

Welcome to our 35th Reunion!

While our lives have changed significantly since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Albright had to make the difficult decision to pivot from the typical in-person, on-campus events to a re-imagined virtual experience for Homecoming Weekend, September 25-27, 2020.

Until we are able to reschedule our in-person reunion for a future date, we will still commemorate this year with virtual class gatherings.

Class of 1985 Virtual Reunion Gatherings 
Saturday, September 26, 2020, 9 a.m – 12 p.m., To be held virtually on Zoom

– 9 a.m. – Class of 1985 Fraternities/Sororities Virtual Gathering
Pledge to attend your Greek Life gathering and relive your fraternity or sorority memories with your brothers or sisters.

– 10 a.m. – Class of 1985 Residence Hall Virtual Gathering
Whether you lived at Albright Court, the Woods or somewhere in between, get ready to show your residence hall pride as you’ll have the opportunity to reconnect with classmates who lived in the same building as you.

– 11 a.m. – Class of 1985 Student Clubs Virtual Gathering
Drop in to chat with fellow members of Domino Players, Albrightian, CCB, Turkey Band, Dance Marathon, SGA, Orientation Leaders, WXAC and more!

Those who pre-register for the class event will receive the Zoom link starting Mon., September 21.

Committee member Dean Pappas has graciously volunteered to create a class video comprised of photos sent in by classmates. Please send any nostalgic images you have of your time at Albright or of yourself today to Dean at no later than August 7, 2020.

Click here to register for the Class of 1985 Virtual Gathering

As a way to catch up with our classmates prior to our virtual gathering, we encourage all classmates to fill out the Alumni Class Reunion Questionnaire. All submissions will be posted below.


Catch up with the Class of 1985

Thomas Chaves
Spouse: Terry Chaves
Employment History: Associate Vice President of Advancement Operations, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA April 2017 – Current; Assistant Vice President Advancement Services & Assistant Campaign Director, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA April 2008 – April 2017; Manager, SMART Business Advisory & Consulting, Devon, PA, February 2007 to April 2008; SunGard Higher Education (now part of Ellucian), Malvern PA, 1990 – 2006 (Formerly SCT and SunGard SCT) and Director of Annual Giving, Albright College, Reading, PA 1986 – 1989
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Reading, PA; Charlotte, NC; Norristown, PA
Advanced Degrees after Albright: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, Great Valley, PA MS, Management/Business Administration
Children’s Name & Age:
Sarah – 30 and Son in law – Seth
Grandchildren’s Name and Ages – Finley – 8, Reid – 5 and Moira – 3
Hobbies: Running (ran a marathon in all 50 states – completed in 2020), Volunteering, Reading and Listening to music
Albright Memories: Cross country team and track teams, meets, coaches (Coach Shirk and Don Gottshall), Albright Court – lived there for four years – first Head RA when it went coed, Helping start Lion Diplomats, Sam Shirk, Art Hilt, Ray Mest, Bob Eichelman, Petee Jung (registrar and math and computer science professors), Natalie Olson and Mindy Gehris – the three of us led the efforts behind the creation of the Class of 1985 Scholarship Fund


Lisa (Buccellato) Eppehimer
Eric Eppehimer
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Thornton, PA
Children’s Name & Age: Matthew – 26 and Brian – 17


Sharon (Luck) Otto
Spouse: Richard Otto
Employment History: 1985 -1991 Retail Store Manager, Peebles Department Store, Rio Grande NJ, 1991-1997 Training Store Manager / Inventory Control Southern NJ District, Hit or Hiss Clothing Store, N. Cape May, NJ, 1998-present Office Supervisor/ Secretary of the Board of Commissioners, Lower Township Municipal Utility Authority, Villas, NJ
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright: Villas, NJ and Erma, NJ
Children’s Name & Age: Krista Beck, 22 and David Beck Jr., 24
Grandchildren’s Name & Age: Ace, 16 months
Hobbies: Painting. Canoeing and traveling with my husband
Albright Memories:Music in the bay of pigs and all Phi Beta Mu activities


Dean Pappas
Spouse: Alexandra Pappas
Employment History: Disc Jockey–Radio Announcer: WBRW-AM 1170, Somerville, NJ; General Assignment Reporter–Bridgewater Township Reporter–Somerset County Reporter–Education Editor: Forbes Newspapers/Somerset Messenger-Gazette Newspaper, Somerville, NJ; Editor–Employee Communications: MetLife Insurance Company, NY, NY; ELA Teacher/AIS Teacher: Somers Middle School, Somers Central School District, Somers, NY
Cities I’ve lived in after Albright:Bridgewater, NJ; Somerville, NJ; Bedford Hills, NY and Katonah, NY
Advanced Degrees after Albright: Masters Degree in Communications and Information Studies–Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and Grades 7-12 Permanent Teaching Certification–Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Children’s Name & Age:
William John, 24 and Elenie Eugenie, 20
Hobbies: Running and Volunteer Firefighting
Albright Memories:MDA Dance Marathon, Senior Apartment Living, Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity Activities, Spring Fever Weekend, WXAC radio shows and deejaying dances, Performing in the Turkey Band and marching band


Kathy Stensland
Employment History: Kindred Hospital of the Palm Beaches – Present; Palms West Hospital – Present; Orlando Health Home Care – 2015-2018; Indian River Home Care – 2012- 2014; Sebastian River Medical Center, Home Care – 2008-2012; Health First – 2001-2008; Ephrata Community Hospital – 1991-2001; Reading Rehabilitation Hospital – 1989 -1991
Advanced Degrees after Albright: MS Occupational therapy, Boston University
Hobbies: Gardening, beach, kayaking, pets, traveling (before the world closed down)
Albright Memories: Oh gosh, to many to name. I appreciate all the educational and life experiences I had at Albright. They gave me a strong foundation for a fulfilling, productive and active life.


Class of 1985 35th Reunion Committee Members: Linda (Horner) Buchan, Linda (Laterra) Butler, Tom Chaves, Donna (Florio) Conkle, Chuck Dean, Steve Hnath, Amy (Miller) Holderer, Val (Drago) Litichevsky, Dean Pappas, Kim (Hodgson) Reynolds, Jorge Scheirer, Doug Snyder, Bonnie (Sweet) Spicer, Andrew Swimmer and Alexis Truslow,