With more than 25 years of environmental consulting experience, Wayne Cobleigh ’81 was appointed to the Connecticut Green Building Council board of directors for a threeyear term. He is CPSM manager of project development for GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. ♦ Cynthia Trone ’83 was named director of education at the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s School of Art in Tequesta, Fla. She is also executive director of Mother Ocean, a nonprofit focused on creating, inspiring, and empowering ocean advocates worldwide. ♦ In April Lincoln Peirce ’85 broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest cartoon strip by a team. The strip comprises 1,202 panels and spans 3,983 feet and 2 inches—longer than 13 football fields. A collaboration among Peirce, HarperCollins, booksellers, educators, and students worldwide, the comic is an adaptation of Peirce’s first two Big Nate books, Big Nate: In a Class by Himself and Big Nate Strikes Again. ♦ The Penn State Beaver Advisory Board and student body honored Kristen Olson ’88 at an awards dinner this spring. Olson, associate professor of English at the school, received the Andrews Industrial Controls Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award and the Michael Baker Jr. Inc. Faculty Excellence in Service Award. Olson has been with Penn State since 2000.