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Good News around WCU

Employee Accomplishments

Patricia Powell, presented a session for the Reading Music Teachers Association entitled, "From Method to Mastery: Transitioning from Primers and Method Books to Independent Materials"

J C Dobrzelewski, Applied Music, coordinated two master class opportunities for WCU students with the West Point Band and an international cornet soloist from England in October 2011.

Trish Seningen, Office of Human Resources, has successfully earned her recertification of Professional in Human Resources ("PHR"). In order to earn the "PHR" certification and recertification a professional must demonstrate a vast knowledge of all Human Resources specialities and be committed to continued education in the field.

Bill Lalicker, English, presided as Master of Ceremonies, Farewell Reception for participants in Guizhou University-WCU summer exchange.

Dr. Brent Thompson, Nursing, was elected to be a member of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Educational Technology and Information Management Advisory Council (ETIMAC) for a term from 2011 to 2014. This council advises the NLN Board of Governors on the use of technology in nursing education.

Michele Belliveau, Undergraduate Social Work, was chosen as Social Worker of the Month in October by the National Association of Social Workers - Pennsylvania (NASW-PA). NASW is the national organization for the profession of Social Work, similar to the APA for psychology and NASW- PA is the statewide branch.

Molly Nece, Training and Organizational Development , and Dan Nece, Grounds, collected 123lbs. of candy to ship to troops overseas as part of their annual "Operation Sunshine" initiative.

Andrew Yozviak, Applied Music, has two new marching band publications with Marching Show Concepts, "The Art of War" and "Balance".

Charles DelMarcelle, Theatre and Dance, received a Barrymore Nomination for best leading actor in a 'Play for Dublin" by Lamplight.

Haim Avitsur, Applied Music , was featured in a National Public Radio broadcast of Performance Today featuring a recent CD recording featuring Haim in a concerto for trombone.

Dr. Charlotte Mackey, nursing, was elected Treasurer of the PA Higher Education Nursing Schools Association.

Ralph Sorrentino, Applied Music, was appointed Principal Percussionist of the Opera Company of Philadelphia.

Robert Maggio, Music Theory and Composition, premiered "Touching Heaven" a new composition written for Electrum Duo at Bargemusic in Brooklyn, NY. Robert also presented a composer in residence program with Andrew Jackson Public School in Philadelphia and BalletX, a modern dance company. The program was a community partneership and was recognized on NPR.

L.E.A.D (Leadership, Empowerment, and Development). put on the first Purpose Driven Leadership seminar, which was facilitated by Molly Nece of the HR Training and Organizational Development Office. The aim of this 60 minute interactive program was to have participants identify their passions and goals, and create a plan of action to achieve them only once they have been developed.  This is one of the many great things that Charlie Warner, Director of Student Leadership and Involvement, along with his staff and students, are doing.  CLICK HERE to read the Student Leadership and Involvement Newsletter.

Terry Klinefelter, Applied Music was a featured soloist with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Carnival of the Animals.

Dr. LeeAnn Srogi was invited to serve a 3-year term on the Nominating Committee of the Education Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The Nominating Committee reviews AAAS membership each year to identify a diverse candidate pool for offices in each Section of the AAAS.

Christine Karpinski, Health, completed her dissertation and was awarded her Ph.D. The title of the dissertation was "The Impact of an Interactive, Internet-based Nutrition Education Program on Nutrition Knowledge, Dietary Practices, and Self Efficacy of Collegiate Athletes". She earned her doctorate at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey.

Richard Barndt, Accounting, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on July 26, 2011: "Effect of Learning Contracts and Examination Question Types on Students' Mastery of Managerial Accounting Principles." His dissertation was nominated for Widener University's outstanding dissertation award.

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