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July 2008 - January 2009


Dr. Jo Cohen-Hamilton, Counseling and Human Services, July 2008–July 2009.  President of the Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach (ADPCA), one-year term. 

Dr. Rosemary Fliszar, Department of Nursing, successfully completed the requirements to attain the designation of Certified Nurse Educator, March 12, 2008. 

Lisa Frye, Department of Computer Science, received Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA) grant for “Network Management for Heterogeneous Networks,” 2008-2009.

Amy Lynch-Biniek, Department of English, was awarded the Patrick Hartwell Memorial Scholarship for Composition Studies for her dissertation research at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, July 2008.  

Dr. Deborah Mandel, Department of Nursing, successfully defended her dissertation and was awarded a Doctoral Degree in Philosophy from Rutgers University College of Nursing in October 2008. Her area of research is women’s health across the life span, and her dissertation was on the “Lived Experience of Single Middle-Aged Women Who Experience Complications in a Planned Pregnancy.”  

Jose Molina, assistant director of Community Engagement, was named “Latino of the Year” by the Puerto Rican Alliance of Allentown, Pa. 

Jerry Schearer, New Student Programs and Services, Nov. 11, 2008, was named Member of the Year, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Salem, W.Va. 

Dr. Gregory Setliff, Department of Biology, was recognized on the professional journal Zootaxa Web site for having one of the top-ten, most-accessed papers from the journal’s Web site for five months in 2008 (February, April, July, August and September). The monograph entitled “Annotated checklist of weevils of the Papuan region (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)” published in 2007, was downloaded 5,901 times during these five months, posted October 2008. 

Dr. Heather Thomas, Department of English, has been named Berks County Poet Laureate, an honorary designation granted periodically for no set term. Poet laureates have been asked to read at public events, especially during the month-long Greater Reading Literary Festival at Reading Area Community College, October 2008. 

Dr. Heather Thomas, Department of English, was the featured poetry reader at the Stillwater Poetry Festival, Stillwater, Pa., Sept. 13, 2008.  

Dr. John Walker, Department of Accounting and Finance, on May 1, 2008 received an Ambassador of Learning Certificate of Appreciation from KU Office of Human Diversity.


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