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July 2007- January 2008


Dr. Mary Ann Dailey, Department of Nursing, was elected secretary of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) at their Annual Summit meeting held in Harrisburg, October 2007. For the past year, she has served as an elected board member for PSNA. 

Dr. Paula Holoviak, Department of Political Science, was chosen as commonwealth speaker for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council for 2008-2009.

James C. Matejik, Department of Nursing, was invited to serve as a member of the steering committee for the southeastern region of the Area on Aging and Adult Services, October 2007. The purpose of this steering committee is to build a new aging coalition for the southeast region of Pennsylvania and to develop a model to be used elsewhere. 

Kevin McCloskey, Department of Communication Design, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to study the culture of Oaxaca, Mexico, July 2007. He was among 24 professors selected from across the U.S. to spend the month of July in Oaxaca. He traveled in the company of leading scholars while visiting sites that revealed the rich visual culture of the region.  

Dr. Marilyn Meder, Department of Nursing, was invited to serve as a parish nurse for St. Paul’s Parish in Allentown. In addition, she was invited to serve the Allentown Diocese Advisory Board and was asked to write several sections of the “Parish Nurse Policy and Procedure Manual.” These sections will guide the implementation and management of Parish Nurse Ministries in the Allentown Diocese. 

Dr. Deborah A. Sieger, Department of Criminal Justice, was honored for outstanding performance and lasting contributions to women’s equality by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Organization for Women at its annual convention in Pittsburgh, October 2007.   

Dr. Pietro Toggia, Department of Criminal Justice, was invited to serve as a panel chair on "Critical Perspectives on Criminal Justice Knowledge" by the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Ga, November 2007. 

Dr. Robert C. Ziegenfus, Department of Geography, Faculty Athletics Representative, received a meritorious citation from the Pennsylvania Senate for his leadership of the Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board at the board’s “50,000 Acres Preserved Celebration,” October 2007. Ziegenfus was elected to the position of Division II vice president of the Faculty Athletic Representative Association’s Executive Board during the association’s annual meeting and symposium in Baltimore, Md., November 2007.   


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