Recent from Alumni Lives
Recent from Happenings
Recent from Passages
Rosalind Griffin ’61 received the 2018 Lifetime Contribution to the Social Work Profession award from the Maryland chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Anna Rodichok Coleman ’67 was inducted into the Allen-Rogowicz chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 21, 2018.
Thomas Conner ’72 released a new book titled “War and Remembrance: The Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission.”
Samuel Crissinger ’72 retired after 24 years from England, Thims & Miller, Inc., a Jacksonville, Fl. civil engineering firm. He served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Shareholder.
Debroah Pekarek ’72
has been named chair of the 2019 Scarsdale Bowl Committee in Scarsdale, NY. The Scarsdale Bowl is awarded annually to a Scarsdale resident in recognition of their outstanding volunteer service to the community.
Colleen McAvey ’82 was instrumental in a first amendment case, McAvey vs. OUBOCES, which leads the nation in case laws providing individuals the ability to report unethical workplace dynamics and protects the reporter from retaliation by their employer.
Eileen Miller ’83 retired in July 2018 as a long-time teacher of kindergarten and first grades after a 35-year career. She remains involved in education as the president of the New Jersey School Board Association.
Andrew Wasilisin ’83 is the Director of Human Resources Management at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
Christopher Guear ’90 was hired as adjunct instructor of political science at Rowan College of Burlington County.
Frederick Noble ’92 has been hired as director of ministries at Friendship Community Baptist Church.
Michele Lee Kozimor-King ’93 co-authored a chapter in the book “Learning from Each Other: Refining the Practice of Teaching in Higher Education” (UC Press). Kozimor-King also is one of the book editors. The book is available for purchase through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and UC Press. See also Barbara Prince ’12 on page 28.
Brett Charleston ’94 was hired as superintendent of Glen Rock Public Schools.
Feberico Fiondella ’96 was recognized for her excellence in soccer as an inductee to the North Haven Sports Hall of Fame.
Bryan Green ’97 was hired as the assistant head coach of the University of Louisville men’s soccer team.
Eric Cushing ’98 was named the first-ever executive director of the Philadelphia Police Foundation.
The Reverend Chad Fair ’98 was installed as the new lead pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Palm City in Florida on Saturday, July 21, 2018.
Andrea Thompson Baines ’01 was inducted into the Berks Catholic Athletic Hall of Fame for volleyball, basketball and soccer for her time in Holy Name. She played soccer and basketball at E-town.
Matthew Frailey ’02 was hired as the athletic director for Pocono Mountain East High School.
Amy Milligan ’04 recently published her second book titled “Jewish Bodylore: Feminist and Queer Ethnographies of Folk Practices,” which contains the research for which she received the Innovative Scholarship Award from the Association for Jewish Studies women’s caucus.
Davidson ’05 was promoted to editor of Dickinson Magazine and director of special projects in the Office of Marketing and Communications.
Jan Tammen ’05 was awarded the Commercial Finance Association’s 40 Under 40 award, which honors young professionals in the commercial finance industry.
Shannon Zimmerman ’07 earned her master’s degree in public administration from The Pennsylvania State University. She is currently the director of communications for Hempfield School District.
David L. Archer ’08 earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Central Penn College.
Christine Sowers ’09 was hired as a special education teacher at Ringing Rocks Elementary in Pottsgrove School District.
Marshal Neal Fettro ‘11 received his doctorate in sociology from Bowling Green State University.
Barbara Prince ’12 co-authored a chapter in the book “Learning from Each Other: Refining the Practice of Teaching in Higher Education.” She also began a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Morningside College in Sioux City, IA and received her doctorate in sociology from Bowling Green State University.
Ellie McPherson ‘13 was hired as an academic advisor for the Arts and Humanities Advising Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Kayla Roush ‘13 became a sixth-grade teacher at Milton Hershey School.
Taylor Olian ’14 received the 2019 Mason Pressly Memorial Medal for her achievement and service to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, its community and to the osteopathic profession.
Brittany Stepp ’15 became an associate at Eckert Seamans, Attorneys at Law.
Ryan Conway ’16 received the Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant from the UC Natural Reserve System for his research in the natural reserves. Conway is a graduate student at the University of California, Riverside.
Stephen Wishard ’16 was promoted to a senior associate position at SEK, CPAs & Advisors.
Emily Blackwell ’18 was promoted to talent selection and recruitment manager of The High Company in Lancaster, Pa.
Adam Saubel ’18 passed his CFP exam and earned his CLU and ChFC designations. He is a financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual Life.
Erick Blank ’18 passed his CFP exam and earned his CLU and ChFC designations. He serves as a financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual Life.
Rusty E. Wynegar, MBA ’18 was promoted to vice president of operations at High Steel Structures.
Our faculty and staff members are doing great things!
The Achievements column recognizes recent accomplishments such as:
Sara Atwood, associate professor of engineering and physics, recently published the engineering education article “Faculty perception before, during and after implementation of standards-based grading” in the Australasian Journal of Engineering Education. The work was funded by a National Science Foundation grant focused on transforming undergraduate education.
Jean Batista Abreu, assistant professor of engineering and physics, published “Three-Dimensional Benchmark Problems for Design by Advanced Analysis: Impact of Twist” with the American Society of Civil Engineers. The peer-reviewed paper provides a set of benchmark problems in which the accurate modeling of the three-dimensional behavior of structural members is essential. Also, it illustrates the new steel design provisions and can be used to validate the adequate use of advanced methods of nonlinear structural analysis.
Edward Frick, lecturer of education, presented on school leadership and the transgender experience at the 23rd Annual Values and Leadership Conference in Houston, Texas. The conference is sponsored by the Consortium for the Study of Leadership and Ethics in Education.
James Hughes, professor of mathematics, contributed a chapter titled “Mathematics in Music: An Undergraduate Course” to the volume Theoretical and Practical Pedagogy of Mathematical Music Theory published by World Scientific (2019).
Charla Lorenzen, associate professor of Spanish, was selected to review proposals for the 2019 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages national conference. Lorenzen also served on the National Screening Committee for 2019-2020 English Teaching Assistant Fulbright applications in Dec. 2018.
Susan Mapp, professor of social work, recently co-authored an article “Conducting rights-based short-term study abroad experiences” in Social Work Education. The article discusses how to prioritize the human rights of those being “helped” in service learning trips over those traveling, and avoiding voluntourism.