Port Allegany Woman is State Trooper

A Port Allegany woman graduated today from the State Police Academy in Hershey.

Noelle Schad has been assigned to Troop E, Erie County.

Also assigned to Troop E is Joshua White of Ridgway.

Bryan Uhl of Kersey has been assigned to Troop F, Montoursville, Lycoming County.

Following is the news release from Commonwealth Media Services:

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett announced that 131 men and women joined the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police following their graduation today from the State Police Academy in Hershey.

“In years to come, you will look back on this day as the moment you became something bigger than yourselves,” Corbett said. “You join a force with more than a century of history. I salute your willingness to take on this calling. You are that part of government we want.”

Corbett spoke at the ceremony, which was held at Central Dauphin High School. Pennsylvania Superior Court President Judge Correale F. Stevens was the principal speaker and Commissioner Frank Noonan offered remarks. Cadet Mark J. Hydock, of Beaver Meadows, Carbon County, spoke on behalf of the cadet class.

Cadet Robert D. Richter Jr., of Holland, Bucks County, was named the outstanding cadet by his classmates and instructors, receiving the American Legion Award.

Also receiving awards were:

* Cadet Jeffrey A. Vitek, of Franklin, Venango County – Daniel F. Dunn High Scholastic Award;
* Cadet Gregory A. Murphy, of Corry, Erie County – Charles B. Gesford High Pistol Award;
* Cadet Aaron A. Davis, of Hershey, Dauphin County – Col. Paul J. Chylak Memorial Driver Proficiency Award; and
* Cadet Salvatore M. Alaimo Jr., of Pittston Township, Luzerne County – John K. Schafer Memorial Physical Fitness Award.

Major John W. Laufer III, director of the state police Bureau of Training and Education, supervised the training of the class, which was the 131st class to graduate from the State Police Academy in Hershey since it opened in 1960.

The graduates have been assigned to stations within nine troop areas across the state and will report to their stations on April 11.

For more information, visit www.psp.state.pa.us or call 717-783-5556.

Media Contacts:
Jack J. Lewis or Lt. Myra A. Taylor, PSP; 717-783-5556
Janet Kelley, Governor’s Office; 717-783-1116

Editor’s Note: A list of graduates and their home towns, arranged by the location of their troop assignment, follows:

Troop E, Erie, Erie County

Tate M. Allison of Limestone, Clarion County
Justin R. Carman of Tarentum, Allegheny County
Jason L. Domenick of New Castle, Lawrence County
Robert V. Gambone Jr. of Meadville, Crawford County
Edwin J. Machacek of Waterford, Erie County
Scott C. McClain of Cochranton, Crawford County
Timothy J. McConnell of Hermitage, Mercer County
Gregory A. Murphy of Corry, Erie County
Vaughn R. Norbert of Rimersburg, Clarion County
Mark D. Olowin of Harborcreek, Erie County
Elijah L. Pardee of Erie, Erie County
Noelle K. Schad of Port Allegheny, McKean County
Stephen L. Shurgott of New Eagle, Washington County
Joshua G. White of Ridgway, Elk County

Troop F, Montoursville, Lycoming County

Johnathan B. Buynak of Muncy, Lycoming County
Trevor D. Danko of Philipsburg, Centre County
Daniel J. DeNucci of East Stroudsburg, Monroe County
Robert Evanchick of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County
Christine M. Fye of Mill Hall, Clinton County
Jonathan W. Houseknecht of Montoursville, Lycoming County
Michael G. Meko of Punxsutawney, Jefferson County
Aaron M. Messner of Munch, Lycoming County
Daniel J. Spath of Kingston, Luzerne County
Travis M. Trimbur of Chicora, Butler County
Bryan T. Uhl of Kersey, Elk County
Michael J. Zulkowski of Shenandoah, Schuylkill County

Troop G, Hollidaysburg, Blair County

Ryan C. Bickel of Morrisdale, Clearfield County
Jason I. Claar of Ebensburg, Cambria County
James D. Gority Jr. of Altoona, Blair County
Bradley C. Poole of Greensburg, Westmoreland County
Scott J. Wagner of Westover, Clearfield County

Troop H, Harrisburg, Dauphin County

Ty C. Ammerman of Snow Shoe, Centre County
Michael D. App of Kreamer, Snyder County
Gregory M. Bacher Jr. of Houtzdale, Clearfield County
Jeffrey A. Baney of Gettysburg, Adams County
Brent L. Boggess of Carlisle, Cumberland County
Michael F. Brooks of Red Lion, York County
Noah D. Bungard of Shippensburg, Cumberland County
Trisha A. Campbell of Newport, Perry County
Anthony S. Chomiszewski III of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Jonathan R. Confer of Danville, Montour County
Ruben D. DeLosSantos of Red Lion, York County
Chad B. Ehresman of Belleville, Mifflin County
Adam M. Fairchild of Berwick, Columbia County
Matthew R. Gray of West Decatur, Clearfield County
Justin W. Handlin of Greensburg, Westmoreland County
Quincy T. Heller-Dutrow of Chambersburg, Franklin County
Mateo E. Herrera of Finleyville, Washington County
Donald J. Hoffman of New Baltimore, Somerset County
Brian M. Hupe of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Ronald A. Jarvie of Elmora, Cambria County
Thomas J. Kapolka of Perryopolis, Fayette County
Thomas J. Karlo of Tarentum, Allegheny County
Travis S. Kauffman of Lebanon, Lebanon County
Glen W. Knudsen of Mount Gretna, Lebanon County
Joseph M. Lauricia of Jeannette, Westmoreland County
Clint R. Long of Middletown, Dauphin County
Matthew D. Long of Osterburg, Bedford County
Tobi M. Odom of Erie, Erie County
Marc D. Packrall of Fredericktown, Washington County
Shawn D. Panchik of Lower Burrell, Westmoreland County
Jon J. Paone of Throop, Lackawanna County
Mitchell R. Penrose of Hanover, York County
William R. Petras of North Huntingdon, Westmoreland County
Sean M. Polcha of Allison Park, Allegheny County
Keith A. Rudy of Jonestown, Lebanon County
Audra L. Schmidt of Sheppton, Schuylkill County
David W. Shero Jr. of Export, Westmoreland County
Jonathan J. Simmons of Carnegie, Allegheny County
Keith J. Sobecki of New Kensington, Westmoreland County
Jordan A. Starliper of Harrisburg, Dauphin County
Eric W. Stuby of Reynoldsville, Jefferson County
David A. Taylor II of Natrona Heights, Allegheny County
Michael J. Trotta of Exeter, Luzerne County
Anthony L. Vaccaro of Gibsonia, Allegheny County
Jeffrey A. Vitek of Franklin, Venango County
Kory A. Wardrop of Carlisle, Cumberland County
Jerry W. Zundel of West Mifflin, Allegheny County

Troop J, Lancaster, Lancaster County

Andi I. Avdulla of Lansdowne, Delaware County
Brian D. Borowicz of Olyphant, Lackawanna County
Chad T. Burgwald of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Gregory D. Butler of Broomall, Delaware County
Elizabeth R. Clatch of Drums, Luzerne County
Nicholas J. Cortese III of Hazle Township, Luzerne County
Suzanne E. Creelman of Honey Brook, Chester County
Aaron A. Davis of Hershey, Dauphin County
Joseph B. Dunsmore of Reading, Berks County
Waleska Gonzalez of Norristown, Montgomery County
Dennis M. Harding of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Justin M. Heisler of Walnutport, Northampton County
Andrew F. Helms of Drexel Hill, Delaware County
Travis K. Hill of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
James J. Hoban Jr. of Auburn, Schuylkill County
Marc S. Hunsberger of Wyomissing, Berks County
Thomas C. Keegan of Mayfield, Lackawanna County
Brian B. Kundick of Hawthorn, Clarion County
John P. Marsteller of Orefield, Lehigh County
Curtis L. Matthews of Canonsburg, Washington County
Samantha L. Minnucci of Ridley Park, Delaware County
Timothy J. O’Connor Jr. of West Chester, Chester County
Brian A. Olszewski of Millersville, Lancaster County
Anthony M. Reppert of Easton, Northampton County
Alan J. Zulick of Saint Clair, Schuylkill County

Troop K, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County

Sergio L. Colon of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
William J. Crowley III of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Derik W. Frymire of Yardley, Bucks County
Edmund R. Homa Jr. of Media, Delaware County
Christian M. Keller of Bethlehem, Northampton County
Jonathan C. Meister of Aldan, Delaware County
Michele L. Naab of Schwenksville, Montgomery County
George A. Near of Bethlehem, Lehigh County
Trenton Q. Odhner of Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County
Justin D. Serratore of Folcroft, Delaware County
Saimir Shehu of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County

Troop L, Reading, Berks County

Vincent A. LaSelva Jr. of Pottsville, Schuylkill County

Troop M, Bethlehem, Northampton County

Salvatore M. Alaimo Jr. of Pittston Township, Luzerne County
Christopher J. Bohenek of Jessup, Lackawanna County
Scott D. Cabets of Archbald, Lackawanna County
Daniel Domanski of Easton, Northampton County
Robert E. Eck of Easton, Northampton County
Michael C. Felsman of Prompton, Wayne County
Thomas D. Geerlof of Portland, Northampton County
Brandon J. Horlacher of Hazleton, Luzerne County
Mark J. Hydock of Beaver Meadows, Carbon County
Robert D. Richter Jr. of Holland, Bucks County
Thomas Rummerfield of Dunmore, Lackawanna County
Christopher C. Smith Jr. of Allentown, Lehigh County
Matthew J. Thom of Media, Delaware County
Matthew T. Villano of Easton, Northampton County
Thomas J. Zarcufsky of Shenandoah, Schuylkill County

Troop N, Hazleton, Luzerne County

Sean Munley of Dalton, Lackawanna County


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