February/ March 2014
The appointment of Cabrini College’s eighth president, Donald Taylor, Ph.D., was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article “Cabrini College selects first male president.” The announcement also was featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal, MarketWatch, Reuters and Main Line Business Daily.
Cabrini College student Adriana (Ana) Rizzuto ’14, president of the Fair Trade Club, was featured in the Stamford Daily Voice for her participation in the Fair Trade Celebration.
Aaron Walton-Moss ’15 and Vince Walls ’15 were featured in the Courier Post article “The ‘Camden Connection’ thriving at Cabrini.” The two student-athletes are former Camden High School students. Walls’ father was a member of the “Camden Connection” that won a national championship at Louisville in 1986.
Comcast SportsNet anchor Amy Fadool tweeted a photo of Cabrini in the snow to her more than 18,000 followers. Fadool was on campus to speak with COM 301-B, Sports Communication.
Cabrini College was featured on 6abc’s “Action News” following the restoration of electrical service to campus after inclement weather caused mass power outages in the region.
Anne Skelder, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cabrini College, was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article “Colleges scramble to make up for snow days.” The article includes her quote explaining how Cabrini faculty plan to make up for cancelled classes; "They are able to shift to the use of more technology to stay connected with their students when meeting face-to-face is not possible."
Angelica Graber ’14, a Cabrini student teacher at Whitehall Elementary School, was featured in The Gloucester County Times' photo and caption “Bringing history to life.” The photo showed Graber taking students on a journey around the school, stopping at “safe houses,” to better explain what life was like on the Underground Railroad.
Cabrini College was featured in The Times Herald article “Eighth-graders meet college reps at Greater Norristown PAL Center.” Cabrini participated in the college fair which had more than 500 middle school students from Norristown Area School District.
Cabrini College’s tuition reduction was included in the Philly.com article “Temple unveils plan to reduce student debt, boost on-time graduation.”
A bilingual mass organized by The Wolfington Center at Cabrini College with Founder’s Day presenter Ricardo Ramirez, Bishop Emeritus of the Dioceses of Las Cruces, New Mexico was featured in The Times Herald.
Courtney Smith, Ph.D., was featured on en.parset.com in the article “Philly Negro League star Bill Francis to have grave marked.” In the article, Smith is quoted as an award-winning professor at Cabrini College who has studied the subject extensively; “The city of Philadelphia had a very thriving black baseball culture that dates back to the immediate post-Civil War era. I believe that the city’s baseball culture is an extension of the culture and society that supported free African Americans before the Civil War. The city maintained its position as a key focal point for black baseball until the 1940s.”
The Cabrini College Project Appalachia program was mentioned in the Point Pleasant Daily Registrar for its service trip to Mason County, W.V., to repair a local family’s home that suffered fire damage.
Leonard Norman Primiano, Ph.D., professor and chair of the religious studies department, was featured in the Bandera County Courier for his exhibit “Graces Received” which was on display at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas.
Cabrini College’s partnership with area high schools was mentioned in The Times Herald article that spotlights Neumann Scholar recipient Christopher Anderson. Anderson will attend Archbishop Carroll and “look[s] forward to taking advantage of the college level courses Carroll offers through Cabrini College.”
Publications, Presentations and Other Achievements
David Dunbar, Ph.D., was published in CBE Life Sciences Education for an article he co-authored, “A Course-Based Research Experience: How Benefits Change with Increased Investment in Instructional Time.” Dunbar also was published in the Journal of Virology for an article he co-authored, “Cluster M Mycobacteriophages Bongo, PegLeg, and Rey with Unusually Large Repertoires of tRNA Isotypes.”
Dunbar served as co-chair of the "Undergraduate Research at the Capitol" poster conference in Harrisburg, Pa., where two Cabrini biology majors presented research projects. Michelle Cordero ’14 presented a poster titled "Isolation and Characterization of Arthrobacter Sp. Bacteriophages Isolated from Local Soil" and Trevor Cross ’14 presented a poster titled “The Proteogenomics Refinement of Mycobacteriophage Genomes." The event is an opportunity to showcase student research with faculty, peers and Pennsylvania legislators and staff.
Leonard Norman Primiano, Ph.D., professor and chair of the religious studies department, is one of only six educators in the country to receive The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award (2014). He was nominated by alumnus John Pino ’07.
Melissa Terlecki, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, was featured in Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning for an article she co-authored, "Building Faculty Capacity Through the Learning Sciences.”
Richie Gebauer, director of the First-Year Experience and faculty fellow in the developmental writing first-year interest group, and Michelle Filling-Brown, Ph.D., assistant professor of English and coordinator of the Engagements with the Common Good series, served as Living and Learning Community (LLC) consultants at Johnson State College (JSC) in Vermont. During the two day program, Gebauer and Filling-Brown presented Cabrini's LLC program and worked with JSC faculty and staff to encourage campus buy-in and develop an action plan to launch the program on their campus.
Alumni in the News
The promotion of James P. Donnelly ’88 to vice president of the project management group at Hill International was featured in 4-Traders.com.
December 2013/ January 2014
The appointment of Maria Vizcarrondo as executive director of the Nerney Leadership Institute at Cabrini College was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer’s People in the News.
Emma Shields ’17 was featured in the Main Line Times article “Volunteering plays role in having a ball” for her participation in the 2013 Philadelphia Charity Ball. The ball celebrates participant’s achievements in philanthropy and raises funds for non-profit organizations focused on youth in Philadelphia.
Cabrini College was included in The Philadelphia Inquirer article “New Developments” which highlighted the new partnership the College has with Archbishop John Carroll High School. The partnership also was mentioned in the MainLineMediaNews.com article “Archbishop Carroll High School reinvents itself as 50th birthday approaches.”
During a morning segment, Mike Jerrick, co-host of FOX 29’s “Good Day,” wore a Cabrini Night at the Phillies knit hat. Jerrick then retweeted a thank you from the Cabrini College Alumni Office to more than 29,000 followers.
The South Philly Review included a photo by Jerry Zurek, Ph.D., in its “Around South Philly” photo gallery. The photo featured Dawn Francis, Ed.D. '93, assistant professor of communication; Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., vice provost/dean for Academic Affairs and associate professor of sociology and Vonya Womack, instructor of business administration. The faculty members engaged in a three-day exploration of Catholic Social Teaching and discussed how to manage matters like housing, hunger, transportation and unemployment among city residents.
Aaron Walton-Moss ’15, a junior men's basketball player at Cabrini College, was featured in the Philadelphia Daily News in the article, “On the right path at Cabrini.”
Cabrini's new programs and partnerships were featured in major media outlets such as MarketWatch, AolNews, Reuters and more than 40 business journals across the country.
Jim Hedtke, Ph.D., published his new book, “The Freckleton, England Air Disaster: The B-24 Crash That Killed 38 Preschoolers and 23 Adults, August 23, 1944.” The book examines the history and aftermath of the Freckleton Air Disaster through interviews with survivors, photographs, and town records.
David Dunbar, Ph.D., was published in mBIO for an article he co-authored, “A Broadly Implementable Research Course in Phage Discovery and Genomics for First-Year Undergraduate Students.” The study was featured in The Chronicle on Higher Education article “Undergraduate Science Gains Are Tied to Hands-On Lab Experience.”
Dunbar also received a $12,000 grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Genome Consortium for Active Teaching (GCAT) to purchase equipment for SEPCHE faculty and/or students interested in doing synthetic biology experiments. Synthetic biology is the design and construction of biological devices and systems for useful purposes.
Five representatives from the Nerney Leadership Institute at Cabrini College facilitated the “Rising Leaders” program for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Nearly 100 business leaders from KPMG, Comcast and PNC Bank participated in breakout discussions led by Cabrini faculty and staff: Richie Gebauer, director of First-Year Experience; Mary Harris, Ph.D., associate dean of academic affairs; Stephanie Povlosky, Ph.D, assistant professor of business administration; Maria Vizcarrondo, executive director of the Nerney Leadership Institute; and Vonya Womack, instructor, business administration.
Christopher Grosso, senior writer for the Office of Marketing and Communications, had a poem, “Germ of Story,” published in the Canadian poetry journal Caesura.
October/November 2013 U.S. News & World Report ranked Cabrini College among the “Best Colleges for Veterans” in the North. Brian Beacham took his Advanced Sports Communications class to a 97.5 The Fanatic radio show, hosted by Tony Bruno and Harry Mayes, who gave a shout-out to the class over the airwaves. Cabrini College was included in the “Inaugural Report on the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge,” issued by the U.S. Department of Education. The College was cited for its interfaith community service projects, especially in Norristown. Sarah Macintosh ’14 was featured in The Times Herald (Norristown, Pa.) article, “Volunteers from St. Patrick Parish, Norristown, help disadvantaged students.” She and other Cabrini students, Miranda Budd ’17 and Christle Gehman ’16, volunteer at St. Patrick Church to help prepare disadvantaged high school students for the SATs and college. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Cabrini field hockey and women’s lacrosse head coach Jackie Neary’s 400th career combined win on Oct. 23 as her field hockey squad defeated Immaculata University, 2-0. A photo taken by Joanne Schrank ’15 was featured in Main Line Media’s photo slideshow, “Rain brings a change to the Main Line.” The appointment of Eric Olson as vice president for finance/treasurer at Cabrini College was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer’s People in the News. An article in Main Line Media, “Cabrini adds four inductees to Athletic Hall of Fame,” featured inductees Kevin Camp ’97, Jackie Neary, Eric Tidwell ’96, and Bridget Orchard, as well as Director of Athletics and Recreation Brad Koch. TheStreet.com, TulsaCW.com, PublicityInsider.com, among others reported that Thomas J. Balshi, Ph.D., D.D.S. HON’10 was awarded an American College of Prosthodontists 2013 Private Practice Award. Balshi received an honorary doctorate of science during Cabrini College’s undergraduate Commencement in 2010. He is married to Joanne M. Kovacs Balshi ’69. Cabrini College was recognized in the fall 2013 issue of the Clery Center Collaborative monthly newsletter for its participation in a pilot program to help create safer campus communities through innovative training, education, and self-assessment resources. The Collaborative is available exclusively to Pennsylvania schools during the pilot year, with plans to expand nationally in 2014. Student Fran Rafferty ’14 was featured in an article, “Rafferty’s Legacy Rises in Cabrini College’s Rafters,” on cityofbasketballlove.com. A photo of a class in the Iadarola Center Lecture Hall, and Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., dean for Academic Affairs, were included in The Council of Independent Colleges 2012-13 annual report. Cabrini College was featured in an article about instant-decision days on the front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The article, “Instant gratification in college admission,” was carried by several other media outlets, including WRAL.com, theislandpacket.com, and myrtlebeachonline.com. Cabrini College food donation and waste diversion efforts were recognized in a press release from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that was featured on noodls.com. Executive Director of the Nerney Leadership Institute Maria Vizcarrondo was featured in an article, “Newarker named head of leadership academy,” on the Newark, N.J. Patch.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an obituary for “Father” John D’Amico, longtime jazz instructor at Cabrini. The article “Cabrini College launches new programs,” announcing the digital communications major, accounting 4+1 program and others, appeared on technews.tmcnet.com. An OpEd by Thomas P. Nerney ’77, chair of the Board of Trustees, was included in The Philadelphia Inquirer and Region’s Business. The piece, “Businesses can help ease student debts,” addressed the need for companies to help reduce college tuition debt. Publications, Presentations and Other Achievements Leonard Norman Primiano, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, presented on a panel at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, Calif. The presentation, “Why Do We Need Saints?” was moderated by documentary filmmaker Jody Hassett Sanchez, and included professors from Notre Dame University and UC Riverside. Bob Iodice, technical director for the Cabrini Theatre (previously chief engineer of Cabrini), received the Pennsylvania Campus Sustainability Champion award at the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC) conference. The "Leading the Change" conference honored award recipients’ commitment to advance sustainability on their campuses. Melissa Terlecki, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, and her colleague from Chestnut Hill College, Leslie Wilson, Ph.D., presented a Magna Publications webinar, “How the Brain Learns: Implications for Teaching and Learning,” on October 8. Terlecki also completed iClicker PowerPoint slides for the new third edition of Psychology in Everday Life by Myers and DeWall (Worth Publishing). Cassandre Maxwell, who taught for many years in the Fine Arts Department, won first place for illustration in the editorial category at the annual Phillustration Show at the Sketch Club. Illustrators from the tri-state area participate in the Phillustration show. David Dunbar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, co-authored a Genomics Education Partnership paper, “A Course-Based Research Experience: How Benefits Change with Increased Investment in Instructional Time.” After one year of intensive training, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Raquel Green, Ph.D., and Chair and Professor of Romance Languages Cynthia Halpern, Ph.D., have been approved and recommended by Language Testing International (LTI) of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) as certified oral proficiency interview (OPI) testers in Spanish. Green and Halpern may now provide Cabrini students a written oral proficiency rating that they can utilize to secure positions after graduation in businesses and in institutions of secondary education that value Spanish speaking skills. Cabrini’s chapter of Active Minds, which raises awareness of mental health issues, was named Chapter of the Year at the Active Minds National Conference in Washington, D.C. Student Robyn Suchy ’14 is president of Cabrini’s chapter of Active Minds, and is also president of the Student Advisory Committee for the Active Minds national organization. David Dunbar, Ph.D., was communicating author with co-authors Deborah Moran ’14 and Trevor Cross ’14 for the manuscript, “Data-independent acquisition (MSE) with ion mobility provides a systematic method for analysis of a bacteriophage structural proteome,” for the Journal of Virological Methods. The work was a collaboration with the Columbia University Quantatative Proteomics Center. Executive Director of The Wolfington Center John Francis Burke, Ph.D., wrote a book review on “Quixote’s soldiers: A local history of the Chicano movement, 1966–1981.” His review was published in The Social Science Journal.
Alumni in the News
Mark Boucot ’98 was named president and chief executive officer of Garrett County Memorial Hospital in Oakland, Md. He graduated from Cabrini with a bachelor of science in organizational management.
Shore News Today reported that Diane C. Gove ’73 (R) serves as New Jersey state District 9 Assemblywoman.
August/September 2013 Cabrini College Move-In Day was featured in an Eyewitness News segment on CBS 3. Cabrini College’s tuition reduction was mentioned in the Philadelphia Inquirer article “Strayer offers break on tuition,” which also ran in the Illinois Herald & Review and THOnline.com. Miss Florida wore a “Cabrini College Night at the Phillies” T-shirt during the 20/20 special “Pageant Confidential: The Road to Miss America,” which aired prior to the Miss America Pageant on 6abc in September. Cabrini College Homecoming Weekend was mentioned in the Main Line Chamber of Commerce’s monthly newsletter. Cabrini also was noted as being a sponsor of the Gold Leaf Celebration, honoring women in leadership. The appointment of Eric Olson as vice president for finance/treasurer at Cabrini College was featured on AmericanTowns.com. The Cabrini College Kite Festival and OperaOggiNY Production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” were included in the Main Line Neighbors newsletter. Cabrini College was included in an article which discussed Catholic mission-based sustainability in the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities' fall newsletter. Trustee John Schanz, executive vice president and chief network officer for Comcast Cable, was mentioned in the Philadelphia Inquirer story “Comcast taps 'Internet guy' to think outside the cable box.” Sharon Schwarze, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Philosophy, was featured on “NBC10@Issue” during a discussion with host Steve Highsmith ’88 on end-of-life issues.
GiveToCabrini.com won a 2013 W3 Gold Medal Award by the International Academy of Visual Arts, which annually honors creative excellence on the web and the innovative marketing teams behind the work. GiveToCabrini.com was a microsite produced by Stream Companies, co-founded by David Regn ‘97 and member of Cabrini’s Board of Trustees.
Publications, Presentations and Other Achievements Chair and Associate Professor of Biology Kimberly L. Boyd, Ph.D., authored a €100,000+ (approx. $140,000) grant which has been approved. The grant will allow Boyd to provide experiential learning opportunities for Cabrini College pre-med and pre-dental students. Boyd will serve as a co-investigator along with Thomas Balshi, D.D.S., Ph.D., HON’10, Glenn Wolfinger, D.M.D., and Stephen Balshi. Melissa Moravec, assistant director of Career and Professional Development, was appointed resident director of a local organization called A Better Chance (ABC). ABC brings high school freshmen from inner-city schools to attend Radnor High School with the goal of helping them gain admission to highly selective colleges. Melissa will oversee approximately seven high school students and three tutors. Shannon Cook ’15 was awarded a research grant from the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. She will present her research findings at the annual Pennsylvania Academy of Science meeting at Susquehanna University next spring. Cook conducted undergraduate research in collaboration with Sheryl Fuller-Espie, Ph.D., DIC on “Development of a Flow Cytometric Method to Measure Nitric Oxide Production in Coelomocytes of Eisenia hortensis in Response to Microbe-Associated Molecular Patterns.” Jennifer Farina ’15 had her award-winning poster showcased at a Howard Hughes Medical Institute workshop August 21-22. The research that went into the poster, “Proteogenomics-based refinement of mycobacteriophage genomes,” was a collective effort among Cabrini students Trevor Cross ’14, Johnny Hoffnagle ’14, and Deborah Moran ’14. Alumni In The News Michele Snyder G’03 was included in a Chestnut Hill Local article announcing she will lead the four-year-old Pre-K program at Our Mother of Consolation Parish School. Cory Lemons ’13 was featured a New Tampa Patch.com article about his successful rookie season with the semi-professional basketball team, the Tampa Bay Rebels. Stream Companies, co-founded by David Regn ’97, was included in the 2013 Inc. list of top 5000 companies in the Philadelphia Metro Area. Thomas Balshi, D.D.S., Ph.D, HON’10 was featured on a FOX 29 story for his work in the development of a prosthetic nose for Sisay Taye, an eight year-old boy who was attacked by a hyena in Ethiopia, Africa. His wife, Joanne Kovacs Balshi ’69, and son, Stephen Balshi, were also featured in the segment. Rasha Sharhan ’13, who served as the first Muslim president of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Ambassadors at Cabrini College, was featured in an article in the CRS publication, Wooden Bell, discussing her work with CRS.
Associate Professor of Business Administration Ann Servey, CPA, was named “Outstanding Accounting Educator of 2013” by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. This honor recognizes full-time Pennsylvania college and university accounting educators who have distinguished themselves in the classroom setting and are actively involved in the accounting profession.
Michael (Rudy) Pizzuto, facilities event coordinator at Cabrini, proposed to his fiancée during the ABC Network’s Good Morning America Fourth of July broadcast from Philadelphia.
The Washington Center at The Evergreen State College—the National Resource Center for Learning Communities—highlighted Cabrini’s Living and Learning Communities in the article “Beyond Improved Retention: Building Value-Added Successes on a Broad Foundation.”
Richie Gebauer, Nancy Watterson, Ph.D., Eric Malm, Ph.D., Michelle Filling-Brown, Ph.D., and John Cordes, Ph.D., co-authored the article.
BestColleges.com listed Cabrini College as one of the Best Catholic Colleges in the nation. The listing was included in BestColleges.com’s unique and non-traditional set of best colleges.
Cabrini College students were mentioned in an article in The Times Herald about a community art center in Norristown, for the volunteer work they do there. Nancy Watterson, Ph.D., was quoted in the article.
Brandon Desiderio ’14 was quoted in an article, “In Israel: You’re right, and you’re right, too!” posted on themedialine.com, JewishJournal.com, and ynetnews.com. Desiderio is in Jerusalem for a journalism program sponsored by ieiMedia, in partnership with Hebrew University.
Trustee Emeritus Robert D’Anjolell HON’08 was featured in a Delaware County Daily Times article, “This 50-year career of caring begins at home for D’Anjolell.”
Cabrini College’s 2013 Hall of Fame inductees—Kevin Camp ’97, Jackie Neary, Bridget Orchard, and Eric Tidwell ’96—were featured in a Main Line Media News article, “Cabrini adds four members to its Athletic Hall of Fame.”
Student-athletes Chris Treat ’16 (men’s lacrosse), Taylor McGarvey ’13 (softball), Becca Miles ’15 (softball), and Missy Miller ’13 (softball) were featured in an NJ.com article about their week-long Habitat for Humanity build in Wilmington, Del., with four other Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) student-athletes.
Minyanville.com, an Internet-based financial media and publishing company, mentioned Cabrini College’s tuition reduction in an article, “The Bright Side of College Costs, Sudden Storms, and an Overweight Nation: The Market for Good News.”
A Main Line Media News article, “Tastykake, Comcast executives among new additions to Cabrini College Board of Trustees,” featured new trustees Paul Ridder and William Stemper, and mentioned the election of trustees Joan M. Buzzallino ’66 and Joel Zazyczny ’89.
Rasha Sharhan ’13 was featured in a Daily Local News article, “Iraqi refugee, now living in Uwchlan, graduates from Cabrini.”
Publications, Presentations, and Other Achievements
Richie Gebauer, director of First Year Experiences, was keynote speaker for Delaware Technical Community College’s Living and Learning Community Summer Institute in June.
He presented “Learning Communities: A Campus-Wide Collaboration” to kick-off the week-long LLC summer institute.
David Dunbar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, Melissa Terlecki, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, Nancy Watterson, Ph.D., associate professor of social justice, and Lisa Ratmansky, director of the Center for Teaching & Learning, published a paper, “An Honors Interdisciplinary Community-Based Research Course,” in the journal Honors in Practice.
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication named Cathy Yungmann, associate professor of communication, the 2013 Small Programs Interest Group Scholarship of Application recipient for her entry, “A Prototype for Global Student Journalism: Covering Conflict Without Going There Media.”
Melissa Moravec, assistant director of Cooperative Education and Career Services, was one of only 17 people accepted into the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Leadership Advancement Program.
Through this program, she will learn about leadership, participate in coordinating events across the country, and develop partnerships with her cohort members.
Jennifer Farina ’15 won first place for her poster presentation, “Proteogenomics-based refinement of mycobacteriophage genomes,” at the 5th Annual SEA-PHAGES (Science Education Alliance – Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Education Alliance.
More than 75 undergraduate students from across the country participated in the poster competition. The research that went into the poster was a collective effort among Cabrini students Trevor Cross ’14, Johnny Hoffnagle ’14, and Deborah Moran ’14.
Rick Tumminello ’13, a recent graduate of the molecular biology & biotechnology program, together with Sheryl Fuller-Espie, Ph.D., professor of biology, published a research paper in the Invertebrate Survival Journal (Vol. 10: 50-57) titled “Heat stress induces ROS production and histone phosphorylation in celomocytes of Eisenia hortensis.”
Alumni In The News
Warminster Patch.com and Phillyburbs.com reported that Joyce Mundy ’90 was named superintendent of Centennial School District. Previously, Mundy served for two years as the district’s assistant superintendent for education.
Marie Rogai, who received a principal certification from Cabrini College in 1993, was featured in a Media Town Talk article about her position as principal of Cardinal O’Hara High School.
Delaware County News reported that the Rose Tree Media School Board unanimously voted to appoint Robert Salladino Ed.D. ’93, G’97 as the new principal of Springton Lake Middle School, effective Aug. 27. Salladino is a member of Cabrini’s Alumni Board.
Upper Darby High School Principal Christopher Dormer G’03 was featured in an Avon Grove Sun article for his appointment to principal for the Oxford Area High School.
Tamara Callahan, who earned a principal certification from Cabrini College in 2010, was promoted to principal of E.M. Crouthamel Elementary School in the Souderton Area School District, according to an article in The Reporter.
Americantowns.com reported on several of Cabrini College’s events and achievements, in articles such as “Student Project on Arab Spring Continues to Garner Attention from PBS, CRS, Others” and “Local Leaders to Speak at Undergraduate and Graduate Commencements.”
The May issue of Today’s Dietician magazine featured Cabrini College’s “Meatless Monday,” which is sponsored by Dining Services and Office of Health and Wellness Education at Cabrini. The article noted some of the College’s programs for Meatless Monday, emphasizing expanded vegetarian offerings.
Meghan Kaplan G’13 was featured on the website for the Reading Eagle, readingeagle.com, as a fifth grade teacher at Monocacy Elementary Center in Birdsboro, Pa.
Leonard Norman Primiano, Ph.D., chair and professor of religious studies, was quoted in a Philadelphia City Paper article, “Are You There God? It’s Me God.” The article was about Father Divine, a research interest of Primiano’s for many years.
An article on broadcastnewsroom.com and Media Patch.com reported that Allied Pixel won a Silver Telly Award for Cabrini College’s promotional video shown on Phanavision at Citizens Bank Park during Cabrini Night at the Phillies last year.
Howard Holden, director of facilities at Cabrini, was featured as “Howard Holden is Radnor’s Keeper of the Trees” in Main Line Suburban Life. Holden is chairman of the Radnor Township Shade Tree Commission.
An article on northjersey.com, “SaylesStock event in Ridgewood will support foundation,” quotes Tim Sayles ’13 (and mentions an article in The Loquitur) on an event to honor his brother, who passed away from salivary gland cancer at the age of 27.
Articles about Cabrini College being named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth time appeared on americantowns.com, Radnor Patch.com, and the news website for Catholic Relief Services, newswire.crs.org.
Cabrini College was mentioned in online articles that appeared on the website for The Georgia Bulletin, catholicnews.com, and newswire.crs.org for its participation in Global Development Day at Villanova University.
Andrew Owen, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology, was quoted in a phillyburbs.com article, “Second amendment rights in focus at gun show and violence symposium.” Owen spoke at the Valley Forge Gun Show in April, alongside members of area law enforcement agencies.
Tom Stretton, Ed.D., assistant professor of education and artistic director of the Cabrini College Theatre, was quoted in an article, “Gala Concert to Celebrate 50 Years of Cheltenham Musical Theater,” on the website for Citizen’s Call, www.citizenscall.net. The theater at Cheltenham High School is named for Stretton and his wife, Kay.
Main Line Suburban Life reported that Gregory Santulli, who is expected to complete a bachelor’s degree in December 2013, received the honor of Outstanding Senior by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and Cabrini College. Ann Servey, associate professor of accounting at Cabrini, nominated Santulli for the award.
Haverford-Havertown Patch.com reported that James J. Maguire Sr. would be Cabrini College’s undergraduate Commencement speaker on May 19.
Leonard Figorski ’13 was featured in The Daily Local News about his 17-year journey to earn a bachelor’s degree from Cabrini College.
An article, “Commencements 2013: Cabrini commemorates ‘Education of the Heart,’” appeared on the website for Main Line Media News after the College’s Commencement in May.
The recent graduation from Cabrini College of Marissa Andretti ’13, granddaughter of retired world champion racing driver Mario Andretti, was mentioned in an article in the Indianapolis Star.
M.L. “Candi” Corbin Sicoli, Ph.D., professor emerita of psychology, presented her research on the founders of animal welfare/rights organizations at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society in Atlanta, Ga., in April. She is the first person to research these founders.
Students Trevor Cross ’14, Deborah (DJ) Moran ’14, and Rick Tumminello ’13 presented research at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. Cross and Moran’s presentation was “Proteogenomics-Based Refinement of Mycobacteriophage Genomes” and Tumminello’s presentation was “Heat Shock Induces ROS Production and Histone Phosphorylation in Coelomocytes of Eisenia hortensis.”
David Dunbar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, co-presented a workshop, "Careers Away from the Bench: Teaching High School and College," at Yale School of Medicine. The workshop, geared toward graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, was made possible through a cell and molecular biology grant at Yale.
Ambler Patch.com reported that Laura Hewitt ’92 joined Coldwell Banker Preferred in Blue Bell, Pa., as a sales associate.
Bizwireexpress.com reported that Jason Paolini ’94 was appointed to the board of Feeding America San Diego (FASD). Paolini has served as the president of US Foods in the Greater San Diego area since 2010.
Bensalem Patch.com reported that Stephen Brandt ’99, G’01 was appointed principal of Bensalem High School in May. Previously, he served as principal of Roxborough High School and made headlines about his work to reform the school.
The Pottstown Mercury reported that Lisa Jones G’10 was selected as principal of Ringing Rocks Elementary School in the Pottsgrove School District.
Janelle Benner G’11 was a violin soloist during a string concert at Ursinus College in April. Her solo was featured in J.S. Bach’s “Concerto for Violin in A minor.”
Kristen Lenza G’11 was featured in a Springfield Patch.com article for being honored as Springfield School District’s May Teacher of the Month. Lenza is a special education teacher at Sabold Elementary.
Leonard Norman Primiano, Ph.D., professor and chair of religious studies, wrote an article, “Father Divine: Still looking over Philadelphia,” which was featured on newsworks.org, the online home of WHYY News.
Primiano was mentioned in an article, “There’s more to the Catholic Church than the pope,” in several media outlets, including cnn.com (international edition) and clickondetroit.com.
The March 2013 issue of US Airways Magazine—the official in-flight publication of US Airways—focused on the Philadelphia area, including a feature about Cabrini College.
On March 13, Father Carl Janicki was featured as a local expert in a segment on CBS3 discussing the newly elected pope.
Americantowns.com reported on several Cabrini College events, including the Fair Trade Gathering and the Ivy Young Willis Award Ceremony.
Main Line Media News and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities’ website were among the media outlets and associations to promote the Wolfington Center’s Faith Speakers Series.
Radnor Patch featured Dana Berardi ’13 in an article about her internship at the White House in fall 2012.
On March 1, Paul Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of English and co-director of the Honors Program, presented a paper at the City University of New York’s “Minding the Body: Dualism and Its Discontents” conference for graduate students and faculty.
Wright’s paper was titled “A Renaissance in Augustinian Dualism: Machiavelli, Shakespeare, and the Epistemological Rape of Lucretia.”
Also at the conference, English major Yana Shulgan ’13 presented a scholarly paper titled “Sadomasochism as Culture and Cultural Trope: The Psychic Economies of Feminine Pleasure Revisited.”
On March 24, Wright presented in Shanghai, China, at the 5th International Forum for China Studies (co‑sponsored by the Chinese government and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences).
He presented the paper “Cultural Copyright? Global Pathways of Sampling and Homage in the Culture Industries of World Cinema,” and was interviewed for television about his paper by the China News Corporation, China’s major news network.
Psychology majors Lauren Keeley ’13, Stephanie Minnechi ’13, and Courtney Alio ’13 presented their poster research at an Eastern Psychological Association conference in New York.
At the Beta Beta Beta Northeast District II Convention at Lincoln University, Richard Tumminello ’13 won first place for his poster, “The effects of heat stress on DNA oxidation and damage in Eisenia hortensis,” based on collaborative work he conducted with Tara Brennan ’14 and Sherry Fuller-Espie, Ph.D., professor of biology.
This is the first time that a student from Cabrini College has received recognition at this convention.
Students Trevor Cross ’14, Deborah Moran ’14, and Donna Wodarski ’13 with Associate Professor of Biology David Dunbar, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Melinda Harrison, Ph.D., co-authored an article, “Course-Based Research as a Catalyst for Undergraduates’ Interest in Scientific Investigation: Benefits of the SEA‑PHAGES Program,” which was published in the Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal.
PRBuzz.com reported the appointment of Stephen Westhead ’87 as chief marketing officer at Satori Group, Inc., a provider of business intelligence and corporate performance management solutions.
Holly Prendergast ’12 posted a blog entry on The Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com) titled “Getting My First Job.”
Cathy Yungmann, associate professor of communication, recently published How Students Used Technology to Study Abroad While Staying Home on the PBS Media Shift website about the Cabrini College Communication Department's award-winning 2012 multimedia project, “Arab Awakening: A View from the Inside.”
She also published Using iPads and iPhones in Communication Classes in the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication. She also participated in an online symposium about the use of iPads in courses.
Brandon Desiderio ’14 was featured in a USA Today story on crowdfunding, services like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and GoFundMe that help students by providing alternative funding sources for a variety of needs. Desiderio was hoping to fund a semester abroad through FundMyTravel.
Radnor Patch and Main Line Media News were among the local outlets to promote the Faith Speakers Series.
Several local news outlets, including NBC10, CBS3, and FOX29 reported on the indecent exposure incident that occurred on campus on Jan. 21.
Melinda Harrison, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, published “Copper I transfer between Enterococcus hirae CopA, CopZ and CopY in vitro” in the Journal of Biotech Research.
Leonard Norman Primiano, Ph.D., professor and chair of religious studies, recently presented:
Primiano, Nicholas Rademacher, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious studies, and Nancy Watterson, Ph.D., assistant professor of social justice and American studies, presented at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society in New Orleans, La.
Tony Barth, lecturer of management, published the book “Sleeping Giants: A Wake-Up Guide for First Line Leaders of All Organizations” (North American Business Press).
Lisa Ratmansky, director of the Center for Teaching & Learning, spoke at the inaugural AIM Academy College Fair on the comprehensive support services and programs available at Cabrini for students with learning differences.
Alumni In the News
David Regn ’97, co-founder of Stream Companies, a full-service advertising agency, received a Future 50 Award from Philadelphia SmartCEO, a community of CEOs and business executives whose mission is to educate and inspire the business community.
Philly Ad News reported that Nicole Maziarz ’08 has been promoted to art director from senior designer at DMW Direct, a leading direct response advertising agency.
December 2012 Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, tweeted “Leadership action: Cabrini College in PA is freezing tuition for 2013-14, 1 yr after reducing tuition & fees by 12.5%” in response to the College’s decision to freeze tuition at $29,000 for the 2013-14 academic year. The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities’ Winter 2012 Update Newsletter featured Cardinal Roger Mahony’s September visit to Cabrini, where he spoke about the need for immigration reform. Main Line Media News reported that the Radnor Township’s Board of Commissioners reviewed a land-development plan submitted by the College; the Commissioners review followed the Planning Commission’s granting of preliminary approval for the plan.
Town Talk reported that James Hedtke, Ph.D., professor of history and political science, lectured in November at Notre Dame de Lourdes School on presidential elections and political advertisements. Trustee John Schanz was featured in a Philadelphia Business Journal story on Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School. Students at the school earn work study “salaries” that help cover their tuition.
Schanz is chief network officer for Comcast, which partners with Cristo Rey; he works with students as program supervisor. MLB.com reported that on Dec. 18, anyone who purchased items through the Phillies’ “12 Days of Christmas” event would receive a free Cabrini College/Phillies Knit Cap, while supplies last. Bryn Mawr College reported that Cabrini’s men’s and women’s swim teams donated $200 (their meal money) toward Bryn Mawr’s fourth annual Community Relay Challenge, which benefits the Bryn Mawr Hospital Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care Center. Presentations/Publications Colleen Lelli, Ed.D., assistant professor of education, presented “Teaching ALL Children: Domestic Violence Awareness Curriculum for Educators” at the 62nd annual Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD) conference in Hershey, Pa.
Lelli also published “Teaching ALL Children: Domestic Violence Awareness and Children’s Literature” in the fall 2012 issue of Pennsylvania Educational Leadership. The following faculty, staff, and student presented at the National Learning Community Conference at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, Ind., on aspects of Cabrini College’s Living and Learning Communities:
The LLC team also hosted, at Cabrini College, faculty, staff, and a first-year student from Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in Albuquerque, N.M., on campus for a two-day workshop outlining Cabrini’s LLC program.
The visitors hope to develop an action plan to build their own LLC program at SIPI.
Christopher Grosso, communications specialist for the Office of the President, published a novel, “Mauled,” available in paperback, Kindle, and Nook.
Mary Kate McKinlay ’09 was quoted in a story in The Philadelphia Inquirer on the housing market. McKinlay, who works for an Audubon, Montgomery County, company that manages clinical trials, closed on her first house in November in Clifton Heights.
CatholicPhilly.com reported on Cabrini College, Sodexo, and Catholic Social Services (CSS) donating 1,289 pounds of turkeys to CSS’s Montgomery County Family Services Center in Norristown.
News of the College’s decision to freeze tuition and fees at $29,000 for the 2013-14 academic year has appeared in nearly 140 print and electronic media outlets, including Yahoo! News, Reuters, the Philadelphia Business Journal, and 6ABC news.
Philly Ad News Magazine reported that Laura Hancq ’13 is a recipient of a $5,000 Philly Ad Club scholarship.
The College’s Green Team, a committee focused on sustainability issues and initiatives on campus, was featured in the Nonprofit Communications Report, a monthly newsletter.
Eric Malm, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics and business administration, co-authored “The Art of Partnership: Engaging Individuals to Empower a Community” in Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement.
Co-authors include Stephen Eberle, coordinator of community partnerships; James Calamia ’11; and Gabriela Prete, Norristown business director.
Robyn Suchy ’13 has been named to the national student advisory council for Active Minds, a collegiate organization aimed at reducing the stigma of mental illness.
Suchy presented “Many Stories, Different Perspectives” at the Active Minds Conference in Orlando, Fla.
The Pennsylvania Academy of Science awarded 2012-13 undergraduate research grants to the following students:
Trevor Cross ’14 and Deborah Moran ’14 presented research on mycobacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria) at the National Collegiate Honors Council in Boston, Mass.
Melinda Harrison, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, and David Dunbar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, published “Using Pamphlets to Teach Biochemistry: A Service‑Learning Project” in the Journal of Chemical Education.
Students in Harrison’s biochemistry course developed information pamphlets on diseases, which were displayed at the Norristown Hospitality Center, a day shelter.
Carol Serotta, associate professor of mathematics, presented “Connecting Algebra, Geometry, Number Theory and the History of Mathematics” at the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference at Camp Hill, Pa.
At the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, students from Brevard High School in North Carolina collaborated with David Dunbar, Ph.D., using a DNA barcoding protocol that Dunbar developed for the Watershed Ecology course he co‑teaches with Caroline Nielsen, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology.
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette reported the engagement of Jennifer Howe G’12 to Matthew MacGregor. Howe teaches second grade in the Phoenixville Area School District.
MontgomeryNews.com reported that Denise Whelan ’90 is performing with the Walnut Street Theater’s production of the musical, “The Music Man.”
Phillyadclub.com reported that Laura Van De Pette ’07 has completed her examination for accreditation in public relations. Van De Pette is an account supervisor with the public relations firm, Brownstein Group.
October 2012 Major news outlets, including CNN and Yahoo! News, continue to report on the College’s decision to reduce tuition and fees for the 2012-13 academic year.
A video produced by Jessica Johnson-Petty ’14 and Amanda Cundari ’14 on the crisis in Sudan is hosted on CNN’s iReport website (http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-851402).
The video features Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors from Cabrini and Villanova University posing questions for the presidential candidates about the crisis.
The White House announced that Dana Berardi ’13 is among the interns working through the White House Internship Program for the fall 2012 semester. Berardi is working in the White House Office of Scheduling and Advance.
Dan DiPrinzio, media relations manager, was quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer for a story on how area colleges and universities prepared and managed the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
Radnor Patch.com profiled Martha Dale, retired alumni relations director and friend of the College who passed away on Sept. 24.
Paul Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of English, published “Breaking Bad: American Television’s Emergence as Art and Cultural Critique” in the Chinese journal Shanghai Culture Square. The journal has asked Wright to be a regular columnist for a feature called “Overseas Report.”
Wright plans to write six times a year about American culture, ranging from film and television, to music and politics. The journal plans to fly Wright to Shanghai to deliver a lecture next summer.
Colleen Lelli, Ed.D., assistant professor of education, presented “Speak Out against Domestic Violence: Implementation of Domestic Violence Awareness Education for Educators” at The Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE) Annual Teacher Education Assembly conference on in Harrisburg.
Lelli also presented “Step Up Your Teaching and Learning with iPads!” at the PAC‑TE conference, with Assistant Professor of Education Susan Pierson, Ph.D., Lecturer of Education Mary Budzilowicz, and students LeAnne Mullin ’13, Suzanne St. Pierre ’13 and Kathy Lebedynsky-Pencak ’13.
The Holy Spirit Library’s Cindy Ross (cataloging specialist) and Anne Schwelm (assistant library director) presented “Capturing Students’ Attention in the Digital Age: Tools and Techniques for Teaching Digital Literacy” to members of the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools.
Ross and Schwelm presented at Cabrini to librarians from area schools including The Baldwin School, Friends’ Central School, Villa Maria Academy, and Germantown Friends School, among others.
Phillyburbs.com reported the engagement of Melissa Amy Monkhouse G’11 to Robert Thomas Lynch. Monkhouse teaches in the Council Rock School District.
Phillyburbs.com reported the engagement of Michael Doyle Sprandio ’06 to Lesley Faye Fili. Sprandio teaches in the Philadelphia School District.
TheInterMountain.com reported that Valerie Gould G’11 was appointed director of instrumental music at Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, WV.
Vindy.com reported the engagement of Francesco Taormina ’98 to Leah Stevens. Taormina is a sommelier for Majestic Wine & Spirits in Philadelphia.
Father Carl Janicki, director of Campus Ministry, and Stephanie Salinis, campus minister, were quoted in a feature story in Our Sunday Visitor, a national Catholic newsweekly. The story focused on local and global service opportunities offered to students at Cabrini.
Cabrini students were mentioned in The Philadelphia Inquirer and Upper Southampton Patch.com stories for attending Valley Forge Military Academy to hear presidential candidate Mitt Romney speak.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that William deSante Jr., Jacqueline Kirby, and Robert Jara were elected to the College’s Board of Trustees.
The Huffington Post reported on the College’s tuition reduction.
Elizabeth Bodine, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, published “Sign patterns that allow or require particular refined inertias” in the journal Linear Algebra and Its Applications.
David Dunbar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, Melinda Harrison, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, and students Donna Wodarski ’14 and Trevor Cross ’14 presented “Bio2021 Meets Vision and Change in Undergraduate Education: Designing a Research-based Curricula” at the Council on Undergraduate Research Conference at the College of New Jersey.
Dunbar also led a weeklong faculty development workshop at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in summer 2012; Cross served as teaching assistant.
Along with Dunbar and Harrison, Deborah Moran ’14 presented “Identification of the Third O Cluster Phage Reveals Synteny among O Cluster Phages and Genetic Mosaicism” at the 2012 spring HHMI Science Education Alliance Phage Symposium in Chevy Chase, Md.
Nicholas Uliano, Ed.D., associate professor of romance languages, has been named Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association’s Educator of the Year (Post Secondary).
Uliano is honored for “distinguished teaching and professional contributions in world languages and cultures, and for years of devoted service to the profession.”
The Philadelphia Business Journal profiled Trustee David Regn ’97, co-founder of Stream Companies.
The Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune reported that Col. Vanessa Barron ’10 will speak at Niagara University on the federally funded “Troops to Teachers” program, which helps transition military personnel to a new career as public school teachers.
Springfield Patch.com profiled Galen Mooney Carboni ’10, who teaches English at Marple Newtown High School.
Rev. John Stabeno ’86 was quoted in a South Philly Review story on the fundraising organization PRO-ACT Recovery Walks, of which Rev. Stabeno is executive director.
Several news outlets covered the College’s move-in day, including 6ABC, NBC10, FOX29, CW57, and CBS3.
Seamus Mulryan, Ph.D., assistant professor of graduate education, published a review in the Education Review of Alan L. Lockwood’s The Case for Character Education. Mulryan also was featured in the Phoenixville News for his guest lecture on education at Customers Bank.
Several publications continue to report on the College’s tuition reduction beginning fall 2012, including the Huffington Post, Hechinger Report, WITN.com, and EducationViews.org.
Main Line Suburban Life reported that several members of the Radnor Township Planning Commission made positive comments on the College’s alternate plan of two parking structures, which was presented to the Commission on Aug. 7. The College will officially present the alternate plan to the township in the fall.
Main Line Media News reported that the College is providing expiration dates on student ID cards in order to comply with the new voter ID law.
Molly Chenot ’13 was featured in a MSNBC.com video on college athletes and concussions. Chenot suffered a serious concussion while playing soccer in high school.
Cabrini Highlights, a newsletter published by the Cabrini Mission Foundation (CMF), reported on 15 Mother Cabrini High School students from Washington Heights, N.Y., visiting Cabrini College to participate in the Phage Hunter Summer Science Program.
Radnor Patch.com reported on the Mansion’s new clay tile roof, a two-month summer undertaking on the historic building.
Paul Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of English, has been appointed to the Outreach & Support Committee of the national "Reacting to the Past" Advisory Board. Cabrini will also become one of the founding institutions of the new Reacting National Consortium.
Also, with support from the Buzzalino scholarship award, Wright served as a research fellow at the Cini Foundation's Vittore Branca Center for the Study of Italian Civilization in Venice.
Wright’s project is “Undocumented Immigrants: The Cultural Impact of Exile on Albanian and Italian Humanists, 1478‑1608.”
Melissa Terlecki, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, completed the instructor’s resources PowerPoint lecture slides for the second edition of the textbook “Introducing Psychology” (Worth Publishers).
Catholic Relief Services published a featured story on the global outreach efforts of Jerry Zurek, Ph.D., professor of communication, and his wife, Sue Toton, Ed.D., who teaches ethics and justice education at Villanova University. Among the global locales where Zurek and Toton have worked are Brazil and Guatemala.
Digital First Media announced that Andy Stettler ’10 has been named executive editor of Main Line Media in Ardmore, Pa.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority reported that Carol Looby ’93 has been named SEPTA Board Secretary.
Marple Newtown Patch profiled Beth Pupkiewicz Lake ’89, a fourth-grade teacher at Culbertson Elementary School.
Elizabeth Krupka ’12 published three pieces in the Huffington Post:
Kristen Catalanotto ’06, a producer for NBC Universal, has been nominated for two Emmy awards for photojournalism for the stories “Baby Stolen Online” and “Bully Teacher.”
Vindy.com reported the engagement of Francesco Taormina ’98 to Leah Stevens.
Andrew Owen, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology, was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education for a story on a “Reacting to the Past” conference at Barnard College.
Paul Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of English, and Robyn Suchy ’13 also presented at the conference.
Academic and financial media outlets continue to publicize the College’s decision to reduce tuition beginning in fall 2012. In July, stories appeared on the websites BestCollegesOnline.com and GoBankingRates.com.
Nancy Hutchison, director of Cooperative Education and Career Services, was quoted several times in a WHYY story on the importance of internships.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Brad Koch has been named Director of Athletics and Recreation. Koch previously served as associate director of athletics at Philadelphia University.
Eric Malm, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics and business administration, was quoted as an expert in Suburban Life Magazine. Malm analyzed data for the magazine’s “Top Towns” issue, which focused on Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.
Students who earned degrees at the May Commencement, and students who earned Dean’s List honors for the spring 2012 semester, are featured in several hometown newspapers, including the Reading Eagle, Lebanon Daily News, Hockessin, Del. Community Pub, Citizens Voice, and Shore News Today.
A story in The Reporter (Lansdale, Pa.) featured Brittany Sandone ’14, a member of the women’s basketball team who competed in Italy with a squad from American International Sports Teams.
City Suburban News reported that Maestro Jonathan Sternberg received an honorary doctor of fine arts degree at the May Commencement.
The College Theology Society published a statement, signed by the officers of the Society, in the National Catholic Reporter on Christian moral theology. Nicholas Rademacher, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious studies, signed the statement as secretary of the Society.
MontgomeryNews.com reported that Rachel Nielsen, who is entering her junior year at Perkiomen Valley High School, is the Phillies Extraordinary Scholar for May 2012.
Elizabeth Krupka ’12 published three stories in the Huffington Post:
Jessie Holeva ’10 was quoted as a fashion expert in a Wall Street Journal story, “Coach Comes Around to Reclaim Its Iconic Look.”
Eric Gibble ’11 published “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Would Build Stronger Communities” on NetworkLobby.org. After graduating from Cabrini, Gibble served an 11-month internship with Network, a national Catholic social justice lobby in Washington, D.C.
Philly.com reported that Jacqueline Coccia ’99 has been named superintendent of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s elementary schools.
The Reporter profiled inspirational speaker Brian Patrick Jensen ’84, who suffers from sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
LancasterOnline.com reported that Katelyn Walck ’10 married Michael Newcomer.
James Hedtke , Ph.D., chair and professor of history and political science, was quoted in a Delaware County Daily Times story on the United States (U.S.) Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act.
The Times Herald reported that Rachel Nielsen is a Phillies Extraordinary Scholar for May. Nielsen is a sophomore at Perkiomen Valley High School.
The College is listed in the Greater Philadelphia Gardens’ “30 gardens within 30 miles of Philadelphia,” in US Airways Magazine.
The College was featured in a Main Line Suburban Life story on the mansions of Horace Trumbauer, who designed the Woodcrest Estate which comprises Cabrini’s campus.
Gene Castellano, vice president for Advancement and External Relations, was featured in City Suburban News for the Philadelphia Police Athletic League’s Award Dinner and Auction. Castellano serves on PAL’s Board of Trustees, and chairs PAL’s public relations committee.
Delawareonline.com reported that Annie Rivituso ’14 (basketball) and Missy Miller ’13 (softball) were named to the Colonial States Athletic Conference All-Academic team, which recognizes student-athletes who earn a semester GPA of at least 3.20.
City Suburban News reported that Jacob Villari, a graduate of the AIM-Academy in Manayunk, will attend Cabrini College.
Bryn Mawr College’s Alumni News announced that Cabrini awarded an honorary degree to Janice Taylor Gordon, Ph.D., at Commencement in May. Gordon earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Bryn Mawr.
Nick Jacques , assistant professor of studio art, was commission to create a two-page illustration to accompany an article for the July 2012 issue of Popular Science magazine.
Eric Malm, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics and business administration, and Stephen Eberle, coordinator of community partnerships, published “Strategies for engaging volunteers by uncovering individual motivations” in the International Journal of Volunteer Administration.
Malm also published “Toward a Student-Centered Measure of Learning Management System Utilization” in the Journal of Educational Technology Systems.
David Dunbar , Ph.D., associate professor of biology, published “Undergraduate Research at the State’s Capitol: Lessons Learned and a Look to the Future” in the Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly’s Vignettes Summer 2012 issue.
Dunbar co-authored the article with staff and faculty members from Susquehanna University, Moravian College, the University of Pittsburgh, Dickinson College, and the Pennsylvania Legislative Office for Research Liaison.
Brian Rice ’01 was featured in a Forbes.com story on social influence, a shift in influence from those traditionally in our geographic circle to influence from a new wave of people we’ve seldom (or never) met. Rice co-founded the AdAge Top 50 blog, Business2Community.com.
Craig Vagell ’05 earned a Bronze Telly Award for “Answering the Call,” a documentary he produced about a firefighter who was badly injured in a fire. Vagell is manager of day-of-air operations at ABC in New York, and CEO of his company, Totally Focused Productions, LLC.
He is the incoming president of the Cabrini College Alumni Board, and as a volunteer firefighter, responded to the fire showcased in “Answering the Call.”
The Manassas News and Messenger (Va.) reported that Brian Walsh Jr. ’11 graduated from Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy. Walsh will patrol eastern Prince William County as a police officer.
Shore News Today reported that Christine Barnes ’94 is Teacher of the Year at Ocean City High School in New Jersey. Barnes teaches English.
Main Line Suburban Life reported that Tracy Johnson ’07 earned a master’s degree in multicultural education at Eastern University. Johnson is a recruiter for the university’s Campolo College of Graduate and Professional Studies.
Cindi O’Hanlon ’79 was quoted in a Delaware County Daily Times story on the closing of Holy Saviour School in Lower Chichester. O’Hanlon had taught at the school for 31 years.
MSNBC.com and the Burlington County Times published a feature story on Tim Rooney ’12, who is serving for a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a guidance counselor in California.
Philly.com and Syracuse.com published a feature story on Aileen Shotzberger ’12, who is traveling this summer to Thailand for a two-month elephant conservation project through Global Vision International.
The Landsale Reporter published a feature story on valedictorian Danielle Alio ’12.
Lindsay Anderson ’12 was Patch.com’s Greatest Person of the Week for her academic achievement and community engagement.
A Loquitur story on an April 29 Food Fast Retreat at Cabrini was picked up by the Catholic Relief Services blog “Voices.” Fourteen Cabrini students and three faculty members fasted for 10 hours to reflect on the plight of those around the world who are forced to go hungry each day.
Several local newspapers, including the Delaware County Daily Times and the Main Line Times, reported on the College’s Commencement on May 20.
A photo taken by Grounds Manager Gus Feudale of a snapping turtle on campus was published on USAToday.com.
Main Line Suburban Life and the Main Line Chamber of Commerce Newsletter featured photos of Trustee and Cabrini Classic Honoree Cas Holloway III, his wife, Joan, President Marie George, and Trustee Emerita Edith Robb Dixon.
Campus Minister Stephanie Salinis was featured in a WHYY NewsWorks story as one of the residents of Manayunk and Roxborough who are campaigning to open a community food co-op.
NBC10, 6ABC, CBS3, and local papers including the Delaware County Daily Times reported on Congressman Pat Meehan’s visit to Cabrini to discuss his proposed “The Protecting Victims on Campus Act of 2012,” which supporters argue would strengthen the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Reporting Statistics Act.
Philadelphia Ad News magazine reported that Laura Hancq ’13 is a recipient of a $2,500 Philly Ad Club scholarship, given annually to students who demonstrate high personal, professional and academic achievement.
Phillylacrosse.com reported on the women’s lacrosse team winning the Colonial States Athletic Conference championship by besting Marywood University, 19-16.
Philly.com reported that Brian Hill ’12 was named to the south team for the 71st annual United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III North-South game on May 25 at Harvard Stadium in Allston, Mass.
Phillylacrosse.com reported that the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association honored the following men’s lacrosse players with All-American honors:
The Petersburg (Va.) Progress-Index reported on the College’s plan to reduce tuition beginning fall 2012.
Fairmont State University reported that Trustee Marvin Stewart addressed graduates at the university’s Commencement this year. Stewart is a 1976 graduate of Fairmont State. Marvin is the father of Cabrini student Matthew Stewart ’13.
Brian Felice, assistant director of admissions and assistant men’s lacrosse coach, was featured in a Springfield Patch.com story about the inaugural intramural lacrosse season for fourth graders. Cabrini hosted the championship game.
A photo of a fall vegetable centerpiece at Cabrini College, taken by Catering Director Agnes Randazzo, was featured in the weddings issue of Catersource Magazine.
The Philadelphia Inquirer published a photo of roofer Logan Eshleman working on the Mansion roof on May 29.
A video on Cabrini Ministries in Swaziland, produced by Allied Pixel, earned a Platinum Hermes Award. Gene Castellano, vice president for Advancement and External Relations, was executive producer, and Amy Coleman, director of Marketing and Creative Services, was associate producer.
David Dunbar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, Deborah Moran ’14 and Trevor Cross ’14 presented “Data-Independent Acquisition with Ion Mobility Provides Efficient Analysis of a Viral Proteome” at the 2012 American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference.
The following faculty, students and alumni published “The Rewards and Challenges of Undergraduate Peer Mentoring in Course-Based Research: Student Perspectives from a Liberal Arts Institution” in Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring:
Dunbar also published “Undergraduate Research at the State’s Capitol: Lessons Learned and a Look to the Future” in the Council on Undergraduate Research.
The article was co-authored by representatives from Susquehanna University, Moravian College, Dickinson College, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Pennsylvania Legislative Office for Research.
The Association of American Colleges and Universities accepted “Experiencing Justice Matters: A Case Study in Encountering Diversity across a Core Curriculum,” a session proposal to be presented at the association’s October conference.
The proposal was written by Darryl Mace, Ph.D., associate professor of history and political science; Laura Groves, Ph.D., associate professor of social work; and Michelle Filling, Ph.D., assistant professor of English.
Angela Donato ’11 was featured in a NJ.com story on her campaign against distracted driving.
Warminster Patch.com reported that Daniel Dwyer ’86 was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.
The Burlington County Times reported that U.S. Army Colonel Joseph Bartasius ADP ’96 is a recipient of an Armed Services Award from the Lenape Regional High School District in Medford, N.J.
The News of Delaware County reported that Barbara Ellixson G’03 is a board member and teacher representative with the Haverford Township School District Education Foundation. Ellixson teaches at Lynnewood Elementary School.
Erica Falvey ’12 was Campus Philly’s Student of the Month in April. An elementary/special education major, Falvey is a student teacher at the Wallingford School, and has volunteered with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and with Socks for Summer, a non-profit organization that provides socks and clothing for underprivileged girls.
Campus Philly is a nonprofit organization that fuels economic growth by encouraging students to study, explore, live and work in the Philadelphia region. The Philadelphia Inquirer announced the promotion of Gene Castellano to vice president for Advancement and External Relations.
The Catholic Standard and Times reported that Cabrini is one of 13 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, and one of 168 nationwide, to join the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) as a founding member.
An initiative of the Council of Independent Colleges, NETVUE’s goal is to help colleges and universities foster a quest for meaning, purpose and service that is shaped by a deep understanding of academic excellence and religious faith. Phillies.com announced April’s Phillies Extraordinary Scholars: Emily Tucci of Villa Maria Academy in Malvern, Pa., and Matthew Sinclair of Father Judge High School in Philadelphia. If Tucci and Sinclair enroll at Cabrini, each can receive scholarships totaling $10,000.
Local newspapers, including the Springfield Press, announced the Cabrini College Chorus Spring Concert.
Trustee John Schanz was featured on the NBC Weekend Today Show for participating in Comcast Cares Day, an annual community service and beautification event.
Radnor Patch ran a photo and brief story on the Radnor Conservancy’s presentation of a painting of the Mansion to President Marie Angelella George, Ph.D.
The painting is a token of appreciation from the Conservancy, which held its annual member gala last September at the Mansion.
President George was among college and university presidents who presented and led a panel discussion on college affordability at the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania’s Annual Meeting in Hershey, Pa.
The following students and faculty published “Mycobacteriophage Marvin: a New Singleton Phage with an Unusual Genome Organization” as the cover story in the Journal of Virology:
Harrison also co-authored, with Ambreen Alladin ’11, “Preeclampsia: Systemic Endothelial Damage Leading to Increased Activation of the Blood Coagulation Cascade” in the Journal of Biotech Research.
Melissa Terlecki, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, presented “Faculty Usages of Metacognitive Teaching Strategies” at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) Faculty Development Conference at Chestnut Hill College.
The presentation was funded in part by a SEPCHE/Teagle Foundation grant.
The Main Line Times and City Suburban News reported that Nell Stetser ’G64 was appointed principal of Waldron Mercy Academy, a Catholic elementary school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in Merion Station.
The South Philly Review reported the candidacy of Jordan Harris ’G08 in a special election for a vacant seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
The Connecticut Post announced the engagement of Caitlin Dolan ’06 to Garrett Fritze Berg.
The Medford Sun (N.J.) reported that Jeremy Ukrainski ’10 joined the Philadelphia accounting firm Alloy, Silverstein, Shapiro, Adams, Mulford, Cicalese, Wilson & Co.