Leadership program honors grads, names alumni of the year

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From left are Fauzia Chaudhary, Orrstown Bank; Kathyrn Gratton, SCORE Mentors Four State; Becka Mumma, Patriot Federal Credit Union; Melisa Ostrowski, First Start Partnerships for Children and Families; Shannon Lee, Healthy Communities Partnership; Shawn Stevens, Keystone Health; Nicole Wilson, SEK, CPAs & Advisors; Morgan Plummer, Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership Inc.; Crystal Lantz, Wilson College; and Emily Scott, JLG Industries.
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From left are Michele Ford of ACNB Bank and chair of Leadership Franklin County Alumni Committee, Bill Dann of RJE Telecom, alumnus of the year; and Eric Alleman of ACNB Bank and the alumni committee.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation graduated 10 community members and announced the 2018 Alumnus of the Year during its 33rd Annual Graduation Ceremony held at the 11/30 Visitors Center.

Known as Leadership Franklin County Community, the program is a nine-month leadership training course where professionals gain leadership skills, learn more about the community and find ways to serve local nonprofits.

The 2019 graduates included Fauzia Chaudhary of Orrstown Bank; Kathyrn Gratton of SCORE Mentors Four State; Crystal Lantz of Wilson College; Shannon Lee of Healthy Communities Partnership; Becka Mumma of Patriot Federal Credit Union; Melisa Ostrowski of First Start Partnerships for Children and Families; Morgan Plummer of Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership Inc.; Emily Scott of JLG Industries; Shawn Stevens of Keystone Health and Nicole Wilson of SEK, CPAs & Advisors.

The students gathered once per month for leadership training, met with community leaders and visited businesses throughout the region. They also worked outside of the classroom in teams to complete service projects for local nonprofits such as the Franklin County Visitors Bureau, IceFest PA, Occupational Services Inc. and American Cancer Society — Relay for Life.

The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation also recognized Bill Dann as the 2018 LFC Community Alumnus of the Year for his volunteer service in Franklin County. He continues to demonstrate his leadership abilities as president of the Chambersburg Road Runners Club, a coach of the cross-country team at Chambersburg Area Senior High School and as a race director of the Chambersburg Half Marathon. In these roles, he has helped raise more than $14,000 annually for high school scholarships as well as additional funds for local nonprofits. After a long career with Century Link, DAnn joined RJE Telecom in 2018.

Applications to join the 2019-2020 LFC Community class are now available. Tuition is $1,300 with scholarships available; applications are due by June 30 and can be found at FranklinCountyWorks.com/Leadership. Salzmann Hughes is sponsoring the LFC Community Class of 2019.