Mr. DeFoor has worked for IBM for 37 years, currently working as a Staff Procurement Advisory Professional. Mr. DeFoor has been an integral part of the Susquehanna Township School District community for more than thirty-six years. After graduating from Susquehanna Township High School and the University of Pittsburgh he became very involved with our community and has been ever since. He has volunteered over the years with the United Way, Easter Seal Society, Special Olympics, and the late Governor George M. Leader’s Capital City Computer Project. He has been a part of the HANNA Education Foundation in its early years, serving in various capacities and committees and currently serves as Board Vice President.
Mr. De Foor was named the Susquehanna Township School District Distinguished Alumni in 2016. He has been recognized with the 2014 President of the United States Bronze Volunteer Service Award; 2015 President of the United States Silver Volunteer Service Award; and the 2017 and 2018 President of the United States Volunteer Gold Service Award with nearly 700 hours of Volunteer Service in 2018.
Vice President and Marketing Chair
Ms. Gordon, Class of 1978.
Upon graduating from STHS in 1978, Ms. Gordon attended George Washington University and received a dual degree in Elementary & Special Education. She directly correlates her course of study to her 5th-grade teacher, Mrs. Chapman at Herbert Hoover Elementary School (now known as Thomas Holtzman). After teaching for numerous years, Ms. Gordon transitioned her career path to the hospitality industry where she specialized in sales and marketing in hotels, restaurants and in the non-profit sector. Ms. Gordon served on various boards including the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Taste of Arlington (Restaurant Chair), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Hope in the Harbor” (Restaurant Chair) and the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (Development Committee).
Ms. Gordon relocated back to the Harrisburg area after living and working in the Washington DC area for over 39 years. She became a Susquehanna Township Alumni Board member in 2017.
Mr. Friedlander, Class of 1978, is the owner of Municipal Finance Partners, Inc. He received his B.S. in Mathematics (Actuarial Science Track), Administrative & Management Science, and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. Chuck has two children, Jeannie a 2015 graduate and Jackie a 2018 graduate.
Mrs. Pearce, Class of 1965, is an Elizabethtown College Blue Jay and a Temple University Owl. She retired from federal service in 2003 after 33 years of service at the naval installation at Mechanicsburg. She is a volunteer with her church, with Planned Parenthood, and with Fair Districts PA.
A graduate of STHS in 1956, Irene currently supports the Alumni Association as a member of its Board of Directors and as the Alumni Outreach Chair. She maintains online communication with our alumni association members.
Prior to her retirement in 2014, Irene’s professional background included providing administrative, management and technical writing/editing/document production support for our nation’s advanced aerospace, military and computer science technology development in the Washington, D. C. area.
Irene’s volunteer service began just prior to the completion of NORAD, recording information for SAC at a USAF facility in Harrisburg. When in Missouri, she was elected to a two-county ambulance district board of directors for two terms, serving as its chairman. After returning to Pennsylvania, Irene served as a Disaster Action Team leader for the American Red Cross.