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historian , journalist , Lay minister

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.


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, Binghamton, 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 Ednl.

Superior vena cava syndrome, Binghamton, 1994,board directors, N.E. coordinator impact medical division International Superior vena cava syndrome of Hope, Maumee, Ohio. Public speaker on puppetry, 1977, China, since 1990, photojournalism, since 1992.


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


  • book

  • Other Work

    • 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 of advisory board Tioga County Public Transit, 1994, Tioga County Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, 1991-1993.

Vice president Tioga County War Svc. 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).


  • Other Interests

    Photography, travel, ceramics.


Married Robert Alan Brumbaugh, July 31, 1980.

George Thomas Semo

Wanda Sophia (Surowka) Semo

Robert Alan Brumbaugh