Catherine Yungmann was inspired by the depth of the education Cabrini College students receive, and the manner in which faculty members are encouraged to connect with students to further their studies.
“I was attracted to Cabrini by the commitment of the Communication department to the personal and professional development of every student,” says Yungmann.
“Students who major in communication value the personal attention that our faculty gives them. We take a real interest in each student’s development and preparation for a post-graduation life.”
Yungmann has been at Cabrini since 1986 and believes wholeheartedly in the College’s promise of delivering an “education of the heart.” She believes that Cabrini's rich service-learning tradition leaves students poised for a lifelong commitment to service that extends well beyond graduation.
“Our emphasis on social justice inspires students to work for the common good,” Yungmann says.
Her classes are taught with a careful balance of support and self-reliance. Yungmann emphasizes the importance of creative independence in her classroom, but also is a firm believer in being available when students have questions or need guidance.
Mentoring and demonstration activities are essential to her courses, as they allow students to experiment on their own and generate ideas independently.
“Allowing students creative latitude helps them to develop critical thinking skills as they realize the effect their creations will have on their audience,” Yungmann says. “It encourages them to take responsibility for their work as they concurrently develop teamwork and time management skills.”
Above all, Yungmann gets the most satisfaction out of watching a student become a success through their journey at Cabrini.
“The best reward of teaching is watching students grow personally and professionally from their first communication class through graduation,” she says.
Yungmann received a B.A. from Kent State University and an M.A. in radio and television management from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. She serves as the executive producer for Cabrini Video Studio programming, including productions for Comcast cable, broadcast television, and the web.
“My students have created professional-quality video productions, which have been shown regionally at SEPCHE conferences, integrated into websites, and screened on campus,” Yungmann says proudly.
She also is the senior project manager and producer for the Communication department convergence websites. She regularly attends seminars on new communication technologies so that she may incorporate new methods into her curriculum.
Yungmann serves on the Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Haverford Township, where she helps plan and implement voter education activities and organizes candidate forums.
She also consults with the Haverford Township School District on video development. Between projects, she loves gardening and traveling. She has been a resident of Haverford township for more than 30 years.
Contact Information:Catherine YungmannAssociate Professor, CommunicationFounder’s Hall, Room firstname.lastname@example.org