Michael N. Gieg

Michael N. Gieg of Hollidaysburg was awarded a doctorate of juris prudence in the graduation ceremonies at Capital Law School, Columbus, Ohio, on May 25. While there, he was on the dean’s list.

Gieg is a 2001 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School and graduated from Allegheny College, Meadville, in 2005 with a major in finance and a minor in mathematics, where he graduated magnum cum laude and also was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Following graduation, he worked at the Bank of New York/Mellon for several years.

Gieg is a 2010 graduate of Rochester University, the William F. Simon School of Business Administration, where he received a master’s degree in business administration in finance.

Gieg plans to go into practice with the firm of Gieg and Gieg Attorneys with his father, Frederick B. Gieg Jr., his brother, Matthew P. Gieg, and Christopher R. Jancula.

In the law firm, he intends to make use of both his law degree and his MBA to expand the legal services provided by the firm.

Gieg is the son of Frederick B. “Rick” Jr. and Therese L. “Tessie” Gieg of Hollidaysburg.


Marianne Sickles Grabowski

LANCASTER – Marianne Sickles Grabowski, formerly of Altoona, received the doctor of ministry degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary on May 17.

She is a 1975 graduate of Altoona Area High School and has also earned a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from Penn State University, a master of divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and a master of science degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola University in Maryland.

She is an ordained United Methodist clergy in the Baltimore Washington Conference and the founder of Touchstone Counseling & Consultation Inc., a private counseling practice in Westminster, Md., where she focuses her counseling work particularly with clergy.

She is the daughter of Charles and Barbara (Taylor) Sickles of Hollidaysburg. She lives in Hanover with her husband, Charles.