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Kathleen Semo Brumbaugh

Kathleen Semo Brumbaugh, American journalist, historian, lay minister. Certified teacher adult continuing education, New York; certified school bus driver, New York. Recipient plaque Tioga County Bicentennial Commission, 1991, Tioga County Citizen of Year award Elks, 1991, 2d place photography award National Association Advertising Newspaper Publications, 1987, 3d place, 1985, People Are Great award Station WBNG-television, Binghamton, 1980.


  • Brumbaugh, Kathleen Semo was born on April 5, 1951 in Johnson City, New York, United States. Daughter of George Thomas and Wanda Sophia (Surowka) Semo.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Cultural Journalism, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1975. Certified leadership training, Binghamton University, 1992. Postgraduate, State University of New York, Binghamton, since 1994.


    • Owner, operator Wiggle Woggle Marionette Theater, Binghamton, 1976-1989. News show host Weekend Newsbeat Spotlight WKOP Radio, 1979-1980. Freelance journalist Binghamton Press, 1979-1981.

      Editor Tioga County Gazette and Times Owego (New York ) Pennysaver Press, 1981-1993. Historian Tioga County, Owego, 1993-1994. Arthro Pro patient partner Searle Pharmaceuticals, New York City, since 1993.

      Instructor adult continuing education Broome-Tioga Board Cooperative Educational Services, Binghamton, 1994, board directors, Northeast coordinator impact medical division International Services of Hope, Maumee, Ohio. Public speaker on puppetry, 1977, China, since 1990, photojournalism, since 1992.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher adult continuing education, New York. Certified school bus driver, New York.


    • Co-author: Tioga County's Bicentennial Year-Celebration Information for Communities, 1992, Seasons of Change, the second hundred years of Tioga County, New York, 1990, (devotion) The Secret Place, 1996. Coordinator editor: Off Campus College Self-Help Survival Manual 1993-1995, 1993. History columnist Tioga County Courier, 1993-1994.

      Exhibited in group photography shows, since 1981. Contributor articles to numerous magazines.


    Missionary to China, 1988, 89. Fund representative west central New York, The Fresh Air Fund, 1992-1994. Member advisory board Tioga County Public Transit, 1994, Tioga County Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, 1991-1993.

    Vice president Tioga County War Service Medal Commission, 1992-1994. President Tioga County Bicentennial Commission, 1989-1991. Evaluator Tioga County 4-H Projects, 1982-1994.

    Volunteer teacher nursing homes and Boys and Girls Clubs. Member Tioga County Republican Committee, since 1992. Director Spreading Joy, Maumee, Ohio, since 1994.

    Puppet minister, since 1993. Member Toys for Jamaica Project, since 1994, Kellogg Leadership program basic and advanced, 1992-1993. Member County Historians Association New York State, Tioga County Writers Club (co-founder since 1992), Owego Camera Club, Rotary (president 1990-1991, Paul Harris fellow 1993).



    Photography, travel, ceramics.


    • Married Robert Alan Brumbaugh, July 31, 1980.
    • father: George Thomas Semo
    • mother: Wanda Sophia (Surowka) Semo
    • spouse: Robert Alan Brumbaugh
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    Born April 5, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1975
      State University of New York
    • 1992
      Binghamton University
    • 1976 - 1989
      Binghamton, New York, United States
    • 1979 - 1980
      news show host Weekend Newsbeat Spotlight WKOP Radio
    • 1979 - 1981
      freelance journalist Binghamton Press
    • 1981 - 1993
      editor Tioga County Gazette and Times Owego (New York ) Pennysaver Press
    • 1993 - 1994
      historian Tioga County
      Owego, New York, United States