The Nerney Leadership Institute Executive-in-Residence program with Cornell Brooks was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article “New NAACP head pushes voting right agenda.” The program also was featured in The Philadelphia Tribune, Main Line Media (including video on its YouTube page), The Reporter, the NAACP blog and on the front page of The Times Herald. Photos taken by Erica Abbott ’16 were featured in the Inquirer and Tribune articles.
The Ivy Young Willis & Martha Willis Dale award ceremony honoring Gloria Richardson was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Half a century later, unsung civil rights hero feted.” Joseph R. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., assistant professor of history and political science and Richardson’s biographer, also was included in the article.
Gabrielle Tinoco ’15 was interviewed on 6abc Action News to discuss Cabrini College’s volunteer efforts for the upcoming papal visit. The College’s partnership with the Meeting of the World Families also was featured on philly.com, Philly Voice, Chadds Ford Live, The Delaware County Daily Times, The Times Herald, The Mercury, The Reporter and Catholic Philly. To volunteer with the Cabrini group, visit www.cabrini.edu/WMFvolunteer.
Cabrini College was featured in The Examiner article “Will the new SAT encourage more colleges to change testing requirements?” The College was one of six institutions mentioned in the article for changing its testing policies.
A Cabrini College application was featured in a photo in a Lancaster Times article “College decision day is May – How should high school students make their picks?”
Cabrini College was featured in The Times Herald article “Montco OIC celebrates 50 years of job training.” Cabrini will be honored at the anniversary event.
Cabrini’s Climate Change Conference was featured in CatholicPhilly.com articles “Talk explores deep roots of thinking on environment” and “Climate change and pope’s teaching on ecology are focus of talks.” The event examined faith, climate, and health: Creation care for a greener future.
Cabrini College was included in The Times Herald article “Norristown Arts Council announces Crying Sam Elmwood Jam 4 The Hill event” for its support of the Norristown Arts Council’s event which celebrates the 6th Anniversary of Norristown Arts Hill, the municipality’s developing Arts and Culture District and the Arts Community of Norristown.
Michelle Filling-Brown, Ph.D., was featured on Broadwayworld.com for being selected the winner of the Broadway show “It Shoulda Been You” wedding inspired giveaway. As grand prize winner, Filling-Brown and husband, J Patrick Brown ’15, who graduated from Cabrini College with a bachelor’s in social work, will have their wedding story transformed into an original song to be performed by the cast. Read the Loquitur article.
Cabrini College was included in the Colonial News article “Norristown’s Carver Center bounces back.” The College served as the fiscal agent to release funds to refurbish the pool at The George Washington Carver Community Center.
Publications, Presentations and Other Achievements
Jim Hedtke, Ph.D., professor of history and political science, presented a “lunchbox lecture” at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans titled “They never grew old: The Freckleton, England, Air Disaster.” At the presentation, Hedtke discussed the topic of his latest book.
Rebecca Tees ’16 was a recipient of the Bryn Mawr Rotary Harry H. Cabell Scholarship presented to students with financial need who have demonstrated high academic standards and leadership qualities and show promise of distinguished achievement qualities.
Darryl Mace, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of history and political science, Nicholas Rademacher, Ph.D., associate professor of religious studies, and Nancy Watterson, Ph.D., associate professor of social justice, published a chapter in The SAGE Sourcebook of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement titled “Common Ground Through Dialogue: Creating Civic Dispositions.” The chapter is an analysis of the Voices of Justice Living and Learning Community.
Melissa Terlecki, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, was the keynote speaker and workshop presenter at the Community College of Beaver County Faculty Academy. Her presentation was titled “Methods in Metacognition: Neuroscience for Faculty.”
Karl Middleman, music faculty, presented an explication on “The Secret Paths of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony” with the Altoona Symphony before an audience of 1,000.
Middleman also presented a two-part series for the Lifelong Learning Academy at Ann’s Choice on “The Early Life and Career of Fred Astaire.” He has been invited to conduct the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia in June.
Joyce Y. Belcher, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, co-authored a paper featured in The Journal of Biological Chemistry titled “Mutation in Osteoactivin Promotes RANKL-Mediated Osteoclast Differentiation and Survival, but Inhibits Osteoclast Function.” The publication highlights Belcher’s research on Osteoactivin (OA) mutant mice and assessing the role of the OA molecule in bone remodeling.
Darla Nagy G’09, professional math tutor at the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL), co-authored the book “Passing the Mathematics Test For Elementary Teachers: Offering a Pathway to Success.” Math major Bridget Collington ’16 created the figures contained in the book. Co-authors included two former members of the CTL staff, Diane Devanney and Margie Pearse.
Trevor Cross ’14, Jennifer Farina ’15, Alexandra Correa ’16, David Shade ’16 and David Dunbar, Ph.D., co-authored an article (including a video) in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) titled “An Optimized Enrichment Technique for the Isolation of Arthrobacter Bacteriophage Species from Soil Sample Isolates.” The work was a direct result of the SEPCHE SEA-PHAGES program in summer 2014.
In addition, Dunbar, Melinda Harrison, Ph.D., and 19 current and former Cabrini students co-authored an eLife paper, “Whole genome comparison of a large collection of mycobacteriophages reveals a continuum of phage genetic diversity.” The Cabrini team contributed the isolation and genomic characterization of mycobacteriophages “Marvin,” “Ghost,” “Catdawg” and “Cabrinians,” a phage which was isolated by Cabrini High School students during a summer course funded by the Cabrini Missions Foundation grant.
Student and alumni co-authors include Catherine M. Mageeney ’11, Sarah Carzo ’15, Amy Cimo’14, Trevor Cross ’14, Matt Cusmiani ’12, Benjamin Danner ’13, Matthew Doyle ’13, Jennifer Farina ’15, Steven Forrester ’10, Shawn Friel ’15, Danielle Gannon ’14, Ji-il Jeon ’13, Ryan Juhring ’13, Deborah Moran ’14, Melissa Phillips ’12, Joseph Potesta ’15, Robert Semler ’15, Veronica Smith ’15, and Donna Wodarski ’13. The student work was supported by the HHMI SEA-PHAGES program which Cabrini is a member.
Members of the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) staff presented at the College Learning & Reading Association Conference held at Bloomsburg University. Lisa Ratmansky, director of the CTL, Sara Drew G’15, reading specialist and Matthew Slutz ’10, G’12, writing specialist, along with writing center peer tutors Sarah Davis ’17 and Mary Kate Moran ’17, co-presented: “When Writing Assignments Fail: Recrafting the Instructional Objective.” Maritza DeJesus and Tara McFalls ’03, G’11, coordinators of academic counseling, co-presented “Study Strategies Based on Principles of Metacognition.”
Alia Sheety, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of educational policy and leadership, presented at the Ireland International conference on Education in Dublin. The paper “Teaching for change; developing student leaders who can dialogue across difference” was co-authored by Nicholas Rademacher, Ph.D., associate professor of religious studies.
Sheety also presented a poster titled “Traditional vs. Innovative Pedagogy: Graduate Students’ Perception of a Hybrid Course” and was awarded best poster at the conference.
Michelle Szpara, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of educational policy and leadership, presented at a roundtable at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting titled “Defining social justice in teacher action research.”
Amy Gratch Hoyle, Ph.D., chair and associate professor in the department of educational policy and leadership, presented a paper “Teaching for social justice in graduate teacher education,” Paper presented at the AACTE 67th Annual Meeting, March 2015, Atlanta, Ga.
Angela Campbell, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of educational policy and leadership, authored a chapter in “Endarkened Feminist Knowledge: Black Women Speak Back, Up & Out,” titled “Out of the Mouths of Babes: Using Cynthia Dillard’s Endarkened Feminist Epistemology to Reveal Unseen Gendered Passageways.”
Seth Frechie, professor of English, Saleem Brown '04, G'12, associate director of the first-year experience, and Emile Frechie G’04, dean of culture at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, were invited guests of a town hall discussion which examined the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, a White House program focusing on better outcomes for boys and young men of color. The event was sponsored by the School District of Philadelphia in partnership with Discovery Communications and its Discovery Education division. Panelist included Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey and Philadelphia School Superintendent William R. Hite Jr., Ed.D. NBC 10’s Renee Chenault-Fattah moderated the event.
Alumni In the News
Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove ’73, R-9, was featured in The Asbury Park Press for her visit to Stockton University as the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy Legislator-in-Residence.
Paul Kleschick ’98 was featured on MassLive.com for his recent appointment as registrar at American International College.
The announcement of Fr. Daniel Groody as Cabrini’s commencement speaker was included in an Inside Higher Ed commencement roundup. For details, visit cabrini.edu.
Caroline Nielsen, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, and Melinda Harrison, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, were featured in an Inside Higher Ed list of recently tenured faculty. Nielsen and Harrison’s tenures and promotions to associate professor are effective fall 2015.
Cabrini’s partnership with Bonner-Prendergast was featured in the News of Delaware County article “Bonner-Prendergast program offers college credits to students.”
Richie Gebauer, director of the First-Year Experience, was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article “Cabrini administrator honored for helping freshmen.” Gebauer was one of only 10 people nationwide to receive the outstanding first-year student advocate award from Cengage Learning and the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. A link to the article was included in the AICUP’s Daily News Roundup. Read more at cabrini.edu.
Nicholas Rademacher, Ph.D., associate professor of religious studies, and Thomas Southard, interim director of the Wolfington Center, were interviewed in the National Catholic Reporter article “Once-aspirational Philadelphia suburbs struggle with poverty.”
Jim Hedtke, Ph.D., professor of history and political science, presented to the New Jersey World War II Book Club in Millburn, N.J. A video of his presentation is available on the organization’s blog.
Thomas Stretton Jr., Ed.D., associate professor of education and director of the theater department, was included in The Washington Post article “Why Benjamin Netanyahu is so tough: He’s from Philadelphia.” While an English teacher at Cheltenham High School, Stretton taught Netanyahu in the 1960s.
The Lenten Lecture Series was featured on the Catholic Philly events calendar. The program began March 11 and concluded March 31.
A Cabrini-hosted talk by social critic Camille Paglia was featured in the Main Line Suburban Life front page article “Feminism and ‘The Philadelphia Story’ High society topic of talk at Cabrini.” Co-sponsored by the Radnor Historical Society and the Cabrini English Department, Honors Program and Sociology Club, “Three Modern Women: Katharine Hepburn, Hope Montgomery Scott and Tracy Lord” is available in its entirety on the Radnor Memorial Library blog.
Courtney Smith, Ph.D. ’00, associate professor of history and political science, was featured in the philly.com article “Spring training was different for Negro League teams.” Smith is quoted in the article for her extensive research on African-American baseball in the Philadelphia area.
Cabrini was included in The Philadelphia Inquirer article “Area Colleges’ Boards are Rich in Men.”Out of the 16 colleges and universities listed, the Cabrini College Board of Trustees has the third highest percentage of women (55 percent female).
Carrie Nielsen, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, was featured on broadwayworld.com for the play “Rainbowtown,” a play which Nielsen wrote the script. The interactive play for kids was presented at Act II Playhouse in Ambler, Pa.
Kevin Steele, lecturer of sociology, was featured in The Times Herald article “Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele kicks off campaign for DA.” The launch of his campaign also was included in The Mercury, The Colonial, The Times Herald and The Reporter.
David Burke, Ed.D., assistant professor & program coordinator of human resources management, was included in a delawareonline article about a two-day economic summit in Wilmington, Del., where Burke will present “Does Culture Impact the Bottom Line.”
The Cabrini College Child Health Symposium was featured on the Food for Thoughtful Action blog post, “Linking Food Waste, Hunger and Obesity.” The one day symposium also was featured in the Delco News Network article “TO YOUR HEALTH: Childhood obesity and hunger.”
Cabrini College’s Latino Mentoring Program at Norristown Area School District was recognized by PHENND with the first Lindy Award for Excellence in K-16 Partnerships. The partnership began six years ago when ECG students sought to increase the Latino graduation rate at NAHS, and increase the number of Latino students applying to college.
Carrie Nielsen, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, hosted a Tri Beta District Conference at Cabrini College. With 43 attendees from seven colleges, the conference showcased research by Tri Beta Honor Society undergraduates.
Six Cabrini students presented research, including Shannon Cook ’15; Jen Daly ’17 and Morgan Sperratore ’16 (mentored by Sherry Fuller-Espie, Ph.D.); Jennifer Farina ’15 and Arcadia senior Courtney Schoff (mentored by David Dunbar, Ph.D.); and David Shade ’16 (mentored by Carrie Nielsen, Ph.D.). Cook won the Honorable Mention award in the oral presentation category.
David Dunbar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, current biology students and alumni co-authored a paper included in PLOS ONE Biology, “Comparative Genomics of Cluster O Mycobacteriophages.”
Co-authors include: Sarah Carzo ’15, who isolated phage “Catdawg”; Michelle Zajko ’15 who did “Catdawg” proteomics data analysis, Deborah Moran ’14 and Donna Wodarski ’13 who served as teaching assistants, and Trevor Cross ’14 who did the wet lab part of the proteomics work that led to the proteomics work in the paper.
Dunbar and 14 Cabrini alumni also co-authored a G3 Genes|Genomes|Genetics journal article, “Drosophila Muller F Elements Maintain a Distinct Set of Genomic Properties Over 40 Million Years of Evolution.” Their work was an outcome of bioinformatics work funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and run by the Genomics Education Partnership.
Co-authors include: David A. Dunbar, Ph.D., Levent H. Beken ’13, Alaina C. Conturso ’12, Benjamin L. Danner ’13, Gabriella A. DeMichele ’13, Justin A. Gonzales ’12, Maureen S. Hammond ’12, Colleen V. Kelley '12, Elisabeth A. Kelly ’12, Danielle Kulich ’12, Catherine M. Mageeney ’11 (student/teaching assistant), Nikie L. McCabe ’13, Alyssa M. Newman ’13, Lindsay A. Spaeder ’12, and Richard A. Tumminello ’13.
The research lab of Sherry L Fuller-Espie, Ph.D., professor of biology, published an article in the Invertebrate Survival Journal titled “Nitric oxide production in celomocytes of the earthworm Eisenia hortensis following bacterial challenge.” Shannon Cook ’15 is the first author on this paper and Morgan Sperratore ’16 also contributed to the peer-reviewed, open-access article. Their research will be presented at upcoming conferences including the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science (PAS) at Lebanon Valley College in April and the TriBeta District Convention meeting at Cabrini College in March. To help fund the research, Cook received undergraduate research grants from both PAS and TriBeta, and Sperratore received one from PAS.
Cathy Yungmann, associate professor of communication, and Thomas O’Donnell, Ph.D., ECG faculty fellow, co-presented at a University of Pennsylvania event. Their presentation was titled “Helping to solve food waste problems through University based research, development and education at the community and regional levels.” Yungmann and O’Donnell also presented at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.
Alumni In the NewsAssemblywoman DiAnne Gove ’73, R-9, was featured in The Fork River Gazette for her visit to Stockton University as the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy Legislator-in-Residence.
Lee DelleMonache ’90 was featured in the NJ.com article “Mantua resident invited to seminar at the Vatican.” DelleMonache is one of 100 people who will participate in an international seminar titled "Coaches: Educating People at the Vatican.”
Stephen Shepard Esq. ’09 was featured on Marketplace.org for being recently granted Membership into the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys.
President Donald Taylor, Ph.D., was featured in the Al Dia article “Cabrini busca ser una universidad para latinos.” In the article and video, the president discusses his vision for the College, including outreach to the Latino community.
The Cabrini College Convergence of Childhood Obesity and Hunger: A Forum for Response was featured in the Springfield Press article “TO YOUR HEALTH: Childhood obesity and hunger.” The author attended the College’s one-day symposium which featured national speakers who addressed the importance of connecting childhood obesity and hunger to solve these critical health issues.
Fr. Carl Janicki, director of Campus Ministry, was featured in the Catholic Philly article “Training sessions help local Catholics explain the faith to journalists.” Janicki will serve as a spokesperson during the World Meeting of the Families in September.
Cabrini College was featured in the Catholic Philly article “Cabrini College hosts day-long forum to end human trafficking.” The article featured photography by Amy Held ’16 and highlighted the College’s series of events in honor of the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking.
Cabrini’s International Day of Prayer events were further highlighted in a separate Catholic Philly article which focused on a presentation on human trafficking and prostitution by Sister Terry Shields, president of Dawn’s Place. The article was included in the Catholic Philly newsletter and featured photography by Amy Held ’16.
The women’s basketball team was featured in the CBS Philly article “Cabrini Women’s Hoops A Nationally Ranked Force.” The article highlighted the Lady Cavaliers 2014-15 season.
The team also was featured in articles including the Daily Times ‘ “Cabrini is building something special” and Yardley News’ article “Morrisville’s Meghan Horn helping out at Cabrini.”
Patrick Nolan ’16, a men’s lacrosse player, was profiled in The Times Herald article “Nolan making an impact for perennial power Cabrini.”
Aaron Walton-Moss ’15, a men's basketball player, was featured in the CBS Philly article “Cabrini’s Walton-Moss Finishing Up Remarkable Career.” The article included KYW radio interviews with Walton-Moss as well as Tim McDonald, men’s basketball head coach.
Cabrini College students were highlighted in the University Chronicle for their work distributing socks to the homeless. The students helped local nonprofit The Joy of Sox ® to distribute 7,340 pairs of socks to the homeless in the Philadelphia region.
Mackenzie Harris ’18 was featured in the Daily Local section “Students in the News” for receiving the Mastronardi Award for Service and Leadership. The Award recognizes outstanding contributions in serving the community.
Darryl Mace, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of history and political science, presented at the Easttown Library. The presentation titled “Don’t Start Me Talkin’” discussed the subject of Mace’s latest book "In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle.”
The research lab of Sheryl L Fuller-Espie, Ph.D., professor of biology, published an article in the Invertebrate Survival Journal titled “Nitric oxide production in celomocytes of the earthworm Eisenia hortensis following bacterial challenge.” Shannon Cook ’15 is the first author on this paper and Morgan Sperratore ’16 also contributed to the peer-reviewed, open-access article. Their research will be presented at upcoming conferences including the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science (PAS) at Lebanon Valley College in April and the TriBeta District Convention meeting at Cabrini College in March. Last fall, Shannon received undergraduate research grants from both PAS and TriBeta, and Morgan received one from PAS to help fund this research.
Dawn Francis, Ed.D., and Stephanie Colbry, Ph.D., have received acceptance for their proposed book chapter “Campus Community Integration on a Mission: Transformative Learning for Social Change.” The chapter will appear in the book “Integrating Curricular and Co-Curricular Endeavors to Enhance Student Outcomes.” Their chapter will examine the transformative effect of the first-year communication department ECG students because of their creating the simulation in-class and out-of-class for Cabrini Day.
Carrie Nielsen, professor of biology, was one of the six speakers at a press conference which broadcasted on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). The press conference was to raise awareness of Children's Health and Climate Change.
Alumni In the NewsMichael Massari ’93 was featured in a Smart Meetings Q&A “A look at where Caesars Entertainment Corporation is headed.” Massari is senior vice president at Caesars Entertainment Corporation.
Cabrini College’s announcement that it would freeze tuition freeze and implement a test optional admissions process was featured in the following news segments and publications:
The announcement also appeared on more than 225 websites, including Yahoo! News, MarketWatch, Bloomberg Business, Reuters, Keystone Report, Region’s Business, Pennsylvania Business Daily, SYS-Con Media, CityBizList (Philadelphia) and Fox8 WVUE New Orleans.
Cabrini College’s recognition for community engagement was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article “Delco’s Cabrini honored for community engagement” and the Daily Times article “Cabrini College recognized for community engagement.”
Cathy Yungmann, associate professor of communication, was featured in the EducationShift section of PBS MediaShift in the article “Advice for Making the Leap from Newsroom to Classroom.”
Cabrini College was featured in the News of Delaware County article “MLK Day ‘Hoops from the Heart’ benefits Community Action Agency.” The College was part of the service initiative which hosted basketball clinics to students in grades one through eight and benefited Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. programs that serve low-income residents.
Cabrini College was featured in The Times Herald article “Free movie showing of ‘Forks over Knives’ at Norristown Municipal Mall Thursday” for sponsoring the free screening.
Cabrini College high school and university partnerships were featured in an op-ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Dual-enrollment plans can bridge educational gaps.” Written by Valerie Harrison, acting president of Lincoln University, and State Sen. Andy Dinniman, minority chairman of the Senate Education Committee, the op-ed also was featured in the Daily Local News and PennLive.com.
Chrissy Ferraro ’18 was featured in the Tap into Westfield website article “Westfield’s Chrissy Ferraro to Receive Most Valuable Scholastic Softball Player Award from UC Baseball Association.”
Christina Melchiorre ’17 was featured in Press of Atlantic City article “College notebook: OLMA grad sets Cabrini College swim record” for setting the College’s record in the 500-yard freestyle, finishing in just 5 minutes, 30.13 seconds.
Megan Decker ’15 and women’s basketball Head Coach Kate Pearson were featured in the Delaware County Times article “Local Colleges: Cabrini’s Decker helps Pearson to 100th win.” Decker had career highs in both points and rebounds, helping Pearson reach her record win.
Karl Middleman, lecturer of fine arts, led PreConcert Conversations at the Philadelphia Orchestra. His talks were offered during part one of the Orchestra’s three-part St. Petersburg survey, and included Tchaikovsky and featured Symphony No. 5.
Alumni In the NewsNorma Garbo ’72 was featured in The Atlantic article “Learning to Talk Like a Woman.” A profile of the singer-turned-vocal coach also is available on the Cabrini website.
Jim Hedtke, Ph.D., professor of history and political science, published an article in WWII History Magazine titled “World War 2 Casualties: The Freckleton Air Disaster.” In the international magazine, Hedtke discusses the topic of his latest book.
Students in the Engagements with the Common Good course “Our Interdependent World” were featured on the Catholic Relief Services University homepage. The photo and caption linked directly to the cabrini.edu story “Simulation Benefits Real Refugees,” which details how the students won funds to donate during their engaged-learning simulation at Cabrini Day 2014.
Cathy Yungmann, associate professor of communication, and the 2012 Convergence class, were featured in the HigherEdTechDecisions article “College Students Use Social Media for Social Justice Overseas.” The article describes how students use Skype and Twitter to study and impact social revolutions across the globe.
Charlie Spencer, director of transfer admissions, was featured in the Campus News article “Transferring to a 4-year College Doesn’t Have to be Daunting.” In the student newspaper which serves community college campuses in the tri-state area, Spencer offers tips for transferring from a 2-year to 4-year college.
Cabrini College high school and university partnerships were featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article “Delco college partners with other schools.” The story and photo also were featured in the Buckaroo daily email.
Cabrini College was featured in The Times Herald article, “MLK Jr. Day of Service in Norristown will involve 20 non-profit organizations.” The College will participate in volunteer efforts in Norristown during the 2015 Day of Service.
Jerry Schauer, lecturer of fine arts, was featured in The Daily Local article “West Chester house tour benefits library.” Schauer’s home was one of 10 houses to participate in a holiday home tour.
Christina Melchiorre ’17 was featured in the “College Notebook” section of the Press of Atlantic City for setting the school record in the 1,000-yard freestyle.
David Dunbar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, co-presented a poster at the American Society for Cell Biology Conference. The paper, presented by Dunbar and colleges from other institutions, is titled “The Genomics Education Partnership (GEP): An undergraduate bioinformatics research network providing transformative course-based research experiences.”
Shannon Cook ’15 received a peer-reviewed research grant from the Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) Research Foundation to fund her research on innate immune responses in invertebrates in the 2014-15 academic year. She will present her work at the regional district TriBeta convention which Cabrini College will host this spring. Cook is an undergraduate research student of Sheryl Fuller-Espie, Ph.D., professor of biology.
John Francis Burke, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, presented a paper at the Meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association in Washington, D.C., titled, “A Comparison of Gabriel Marcel's and Emmanuel Mounier's Perspectives on Engagement.”
In addition, at the Meeting of the American Studies Association of Texas, Burke presented a paper titled “Building Bridges, Not Walls: Nourishing Diverse Cultures in Faith.”
Leonard Primiano, Ph.D., chair and professor of religious studies, was one of only five individuals elected to the Fellows of the American Folklore Society. Established in 1960, the Fellows is an honorary body of folklorists, whose election signifies their outstanding contributions to the field.
James Williams ’99 was featured in The Philadelphia Tribune article “Three more vie for at-large council seats.” Williams will run for an at-large council seat in the 2015 elections.
James (Jimmy) Good ’06 was featured during the PHL17 coverage of the 2015 Mummers Parade. Good won first in the Captains category for the Quaker City String Band. Fellow alumnus and host of PHL17, Steve Highsmith ’88, acknowledged Good and their shared alma mater during the parade.
Julianne McDonald ’12 was included in The Philadelphia Inquirer article “Delco minister fights for justice and his church.” The article highlights how—after meeting a minister while in foster care—McDonald received guidance and encouragement to complete a college degree.
Andrea Treese ’07 was featured in a newsitem.com article, “Coal Township native completes Ironman competition.” Treese completed the international Ironman competition in Tempe, Ariz.
James Griffin G’13 was featured in the Williamson Herald article “BGA selects Haverford School educator to lead upper school.” Griffin was appointed to Head of Upper School at Battle Ground Academy in Haverford, Pa.
Annie Rivituso ’14 was featured in the Examiner article “Their time has come: Recent girls scholastic standouts have returned as coaches.”
Richie Gebauer, director of the First-Year Experience, who serves as the faculty director of the IMPACT Leadership Living and Learning Community (LLC), was featured in the Huffington Post College Blog in a post titled “8 Things You Should Do to Make the Most of Freshman Year.”
In the article, which originally appeared on NerdWallet.com in October, Gebauer advises first-year students to fight the temptation to leave campus during the first few months.
Cabrini College was featured in an article in Montgomery Life titled “Covenant House President Kevin Ryan brings message of hope to Norristown.” The article, originally published in The Times Herald, spotlights Ryan’s book discussion at Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library during his time as the Nerney Leadership Institute’s Executive in Residence at Cabrini.
Cabrini College was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article “Cabrini students to share scholarship funds.” The story and photo also was featured in The Delaware County Daily Times article “W.W. Smith trust gives scholarships to 32 Cabrini students.”
Cabrini College was included in The Delaware County Daily Times article “CCIU hosts college fair for high school students” for its participation in the 2014 Chester County College Fair in the Exton Square Mall.
Cabrini College was mentioned in the Buckaroo daily email for hosting a Coaches’ Clinic to help middle school and high school science teachers prepare for the 2015 Regional Science Olympiad Competition.
Cabrini College was featured in The Main Line Suburban Life article “Main Line Banter: On Berwyn and Paoli, and other local happenings” for hosting the Main Line Antiques Show. The event also was featured in ARTFIXdaily, Mainline Today, and The Unionville Times.
Susan Pierson, Ph.D., assistant professor of education, Raquel Atena Green, Ph.D., assistant professor of romance languages and literatures, Cynthia Halpern, Ph.D., chair and professor of romance languages, and Rebecca Wagenbaur ’16, who has a minor in Spanish, presented at the Academic Round Table, One Voice: Elemental Ethics and Education in Rye, N.Y.
Their presentation, “Using Tablet Computers in a Mentoring Program,” focused on the Cabrini Bridges Community Latino Mentoring Project at the Norristown Area School District. The presentation has been accepted by One Voice for publication.
Faculty, staff and students from the Education Department presented at this year’s Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE) in Hershey, Pa. Presenters included Colleen Lelli, Ed.D. ’95, assistant professor of education; Susan Pierson, Ph.D., assistant professor of education; Beverly Bryde, Ed.D., dean of education; Amber Gentile, Ed.D., assistant professor of education; Colleen Poole, field experience coordinator; Mary Budzilowicz, lecturer of education; and students Caitlyn Poole ’16, Emily Paradise ’15, and Jessica Austin ’16.
In addition, Lelli presented “Children Witnesses of Domestic Violence and Learning Challenges” at the International Conference on Learning Disabilities in Philadelphia, Pa. Lelli also presented “Practicing Peace at Home and School: Educational Strategies for Children Witnesses of Domestic Violence” at the Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference in San Diego, Calif.
Stephanie Colbry, Ph.D., assistant professor of business administration, Anne Filippone, director of student engagement, Vonya Womack, instructor of business administration, Melissa Terlecki, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, and Richie Gebauer, director of the first-year experience, presented at the International Leadership Association Conference in San Diego, Calif. During a workshop, the group presented “Don’t go it alone: Designing a leadership living and learning community as a collaborative effort.”
David Dunbar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, co-authored a CBE Life Science Education article titled "A Central Support System Can Facilitate Implementation and Sustainability of a Classroom-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) in Genomics.”
Angela Donato ’11, G’12, was featured in the NJ.com recap of the Washington Township election results for being elected councilwoman of Washington Township, N.J.
Jamie Santora ’94 was featured in the Delaware County Daily Times article “After Micozzie: Republican Santora edges Dem Rongione for 163rd District seat” after he was elected to an open seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Colleen Anastasi ’13 was featured in the Delta County Independent article “Cardiac, pulmonary rehab re-opens at DCMH.”A former field hockey player and exercise science and health promotion student, Anastasi joins the Delta County Memorial Hospital cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program as an exercise physiologist.
The Inauguration of Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., was featured in the following news segments and publications:
Video clips and articles of inauguration coverage are available at www.cabrini.edu/inauguration.
Jim Hedtke, Ph.D., professor of history and political science, was included in the Book News section of the Delaware County Daily Times for his presentation at the Easttown Library. Hedtke discussed Ely Parker, the most famous and highest ranking Native American in the Union Army during the Civil War.
Cabrini College was featured in The Times Herald article “Covenant House President Kevin Ryan brings message of hope to Norristown.” The article spotlights Ryan’s book discussion at Montgomery County Norristown Library during his time as the Nerney Leadership Institute’s executive in residence at Cabrini.
Cabrini College was the live audience for an episode of The Adam Ritz Show. The radio show featured Cabrini student Emily Dayton who discussed You Cannot Be Replaced, nonprofit organization she started with her family to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Read more about Dayton’s story here.
Cabrini College was included in The Unionville Times article “Thousands attend Chesco College Fair” for its participation in the 2014 Chester County College Fair in the Exton Square Mall.
Cabrini College was included in the NJ.com article “Instant gratification: Washington Township seniors to be offered college acceptance on the spot.” The College had an on-site admissions day at Washington Township High School.
Richie Gebauer, director of the First-Year Experience, who serves as the faculty director of the Leadership Living and Learning Community (LLC), was featured in the NerdWallet.com’s Education blog “NerdScholar” in a post titled “Freshman Year Checklist: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Succeed Later.”
Amber Gentile, Ed.D., assistant professor of education, was interviewed on NBC10 News during her participation at the League of Women Voters forum on Keystone Exams.
Gentile’s participation at the forum was also included in the Around Town section of the Main Line Times
Sheryl Fuller-Espie, Ph.D., professor of biology, was a contributor to a top-selling medical textbook titled “The Immune System, 4th edition” by Peter Parham (Garland Science, Taylor & Francis Group). Within the two-year project, Fuller-Espie’s contribution included preparation of more than 250 end-of-chapter questions in the textbook and more than 900 online Question Bank questions—a mix of basic and clinical science, essay, and multiple choice questions. The selection also includes case study questions (United Stated Medical Licensure Examination-style) designed to help prepare medical students for medical licensing examinations.
Fuller-Espie also composed detailed answers to all questions to provide students with a more comprehensive understanding of complex concepts in the field of immunology. In addition, the questions in the Question Bank have been loaded into the Diploma® Test Generator Software platform for use by instructors for quiz and examination purposes.
Abigail Pressimone '16 and Alicia Ireland '16 presented work at the Peace and Justice Studies Association Annual Conference in San Diego, Calif. Pressimone presented her research (on male rape) during a panel discussion, and Ireland presented a poster titled "Homeless: Lost in Society."
The research for both topics was conducted as part of the Social Justice in Theory and Action course that was co-taught by Nicholas Rademacher, Ph.D., and Alia Sheety, Ph.D.
Sharon Schwarze, Ph.D., professor and chair of the philosophy department; Barbara Byrd, co-facilitator of the ECG course Democracy and Diversity and a resident of Mt. Pleasant township in Pennsylvania; and Lilly Hatheway ’15 presented “Voices from Mt. Pleasant: Collected stories from one of Upper Merion’s original African-American neighborhoods” in Swedesburg, Pa.
Sponsored by the King of Prussia Historical Society, the presentation was a collection of oral histories gathered by students who took the ECG course Democracy and Diversity during the past few years.
Jamie Santora ’94 was featured in the Delaware County Daily Times article “Santora, Rongione grapple for 163rd District seat.” Santora ran for, and won, an open seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
King Saah ’12 was mentioned in The Philadelphia Inquirer article “For Phelps player, leaving Liberia was tough” for his part in helping a student from Liberia attend the Phelps School and play soccer. Saah was born in Liberia, grew up on the Ivory Coast and after playing soccer at Cabrini, now coaches at the Phelps School.
Jim Hedtke, Ph.D., professor of history and political science, was featured in the Delaware County Daily Times article “County poised for big role in governor’s race” which examined the importance of the Philadelphia suburbs on the gubernatorial election.
Additionally, Hedtke was included in the newspaper’s event preview for his discussion of the Freckleton catastrophe. The discussion was presented by the Marple Historical Society and the 1696 Thomas Massey House and focused on the topic of his latest book.
Cabrini KiteFest was included in the Main Line Neighbors weekly newsletter.
Cabrini College was featured in the University Business magazine article “Does college sticker price still matter?” for its 12.5 percent decrease in tuition in 2012.
The men’s basketball team was ranked No. 5 by Sporting News in its NCAA Division III Preseason Poll. Aaron Walton-Moss ’15 and Vinny Walls ’15 were named Preseason All-Americans by the magazine.
Paul Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of English and co-director of the Honors Program, was the keynote lecturer at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences 2014 Forum, one of China's most important and prestigious state-funded institutions for interdisciplinary graduate study and scholarship. His keynote was titled “The Rhetorical Critique of Inequality & Unfettered Capitalism in American Film & Television."
In addition, Wright convened a four-scholar panel on “The Itinerant Imagination of Ernest Hemingway” at the XVI Biennial Hemingway Society International Conference in Venice, Italy. As part of this panel, Wright presented his paper, “The ‘Marshall Plan’ of the Spirit: Post-war Venice and the Importation of Trauma in Hemingway’s ‘Across the River and Into the Trees.’”
Shannon Cook ’15 and Morgan Sperratore ’16, biology majors completing tracks in molecular biology & biotechnology, received undergraduate research grants from the Pennsylvania Academy of Science (PAS). The students will present their work at the annual PAS meeting in Spring 2015.
Cook’s grant is for “An Investigation to Determine if Nitric Oxide Production in Pathogen-Stimulated Earthworm Coelomocytes is Negatively Affected by Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibitors.”
Sperratore’s grant is for “Using Unmethylated CpG Oligonucleotides as Microbe-Associated Molecular Patterns to Induce Nitric Oxide Production in the Coelomocytes of Eisenia hortensis”
Thomas O’Donnell, Ph.D., ECG faculty fellow, co-authored the BioCycle Magazine article “The Time Is Ripe For Food Recovery.” The article examines the environmental benefits and efficiency of local and regional food donation events. O’Donnell is sustainability coordinator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (NAHE), Region 3.Alumni In the News
Rep. Jordan Harris G’08 was a guest on “Court Radio with Dean Weitzman.” The episode was promoted on the WCBD-TV News 2 website, “Court Radio To Host Rep. Jordan Harris on September 28.”
Vanessa Robtison G’08 was featured in the The Daily Local News in the article “Fit for Life: Robtison was always just one of the boys” about accepting an athletic director position in Avon Grove School District.
Vicky Town ’93 was featured in the OurValley.org article “Storyteller delights children at Herman L. Horn” for her participation in the elementary school’s “Jump Into Reading” program.
Keith "Casey" Ahlas ’93 was featured in The Buffalo News in the article “Ahlas declares candidacy for Lewiston board seat.”
Jeff Young ’13 was featured in the Cape Gazette in the article “Jeff Young and Cindy Conant win prediction race but not prediction.”
Elizabeth MacGuire ’93 was interviewed in the News of Delaware County article “Familiar Face: Elizabeth MacGuire.” The article discussed her work as president of the Collingdale History Society.
Regina Strobel ’89 was featured in The Times Herald article “Ridge Physical Therapy in West Norriton thrives on personal touch for a decade” as her company celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Jessica Breuning ’17 was featured in the Northeast Times for receiving the Walter Gimbel Sr. Scholarship Award from the Kiwanis Club of Phil-Mont, Pa.
Cabrini College was featured in the Al Dia News article “Cabrini appeals to U.S. Latino and Latin-American students.” The article mentions the National Hispanic Institute’s Collegiate World Series, hosted by Cabrini College.
The Policy Institute on Sexual and Cyber Misconduct at Cabrini College was featured on NBC 10 News. NBC 10’s Katy Zachry interviewed event facilitator Katie Koestner in front of Grace Hall for a preview of the event. More than 170 education and social work professionals, and law enforcement attended the Institute on current legal standards, response requirements, and prevention strategies.
The Policy Institute at Cabrini also was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Delco’s Cabrini College to host sexual misconduct seminar,” and the Main Line Neighbors weekly newsletter.
Chrissy Ferraro ’18 was featured on mycentraljersey.com in the article “Ferraro returns to Snapple Bowl sidelines as Union cheerleader” for her participation in the Snapple Bowl XXI, a football game between recent graduates from Union County and Middlesex County in New Jersey.
Jim Hedtke, Ph.D., professor of history and political science, was interviewed by Dave Heller on WHYY’s NewsWorks Tonight. Hedtke recounted the largest civilian air disaster of WWII which is the subject of his new book, “The Freckleton, England, Air Disaster: The B-24 Crash That Killed 38 Preschoolers and 23 Adults, August 23, 1944.” Listen to the interview.
Hedtke also was featured on PHL17’s “In Focus” in an interview with Steve Highsmith ’88; CNY News with Chuck D'Imperio (August book of the month); the Lancashire Evening Post (UK); and the Delaware County Daily Times.
A promotion for Cabrini College Night at the Phillies was featured on NBC 10 during a Phillies game. The event is also featured on MLB.com.
Colleen Lelli, Ed.D. ’95, assistant professor of education, was included in the “People on the Move” section of The Philadelphia Business Journal for her election to the Board of Directors at Laurel House, Montgomery County’s only comprehensive domestic violence agency. As a board member, Lelli’s responsibilities include ensuring sufficient human and financial resources for operations, confirming programs are capable of providing appropriate and adequate services, evaluating Laurel House’s performance in meeting stated goals, and commissioning an annual budget.
Carrie Nielsen, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, was featured in the Delaware County News Network and Main Line Today for her involvement in the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Nielsen wrote the script for “Rainbowtown,” an interactive play for kids that will be performed at Two Ducks Theatre Company, which Nielsen co-founded.
Cabrini College’s Woodcrest Hall was the location of a residence hall makeover segment on Fox29 News. The College was featured multiple times as the morning news desk cut to Fox29’s Jennaphr Frederick leading up to the big reveal.
Cabrini College was featured in the Main Line Media quiz “Main Line History: Test your knowledge of small Main Line colleges.” The quiz described the College and its history.
Cabrini College’s dance team was recognized on the HerCampus.com list of “The Most Beyonce Colleges.”
Darryl Mace, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of history and political science, was interviewed by Dave Heller on WHYY’s NewsWorks Tonight. Mace discussed the subject of his new book "In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle" on the 59th anniversary of Till's murder. Listen to the interview.
Honor Role and Dean’s list recipients were featured in the hometown news outlets including: the Delaware County News; NorthJersey.com; The Sentinel; The Evening Sun; Lebanon Daily News and The Times Herald. Publications, Presentations and Other Achievements
Margaret Hamilton Duprey ’73, HON’08, Trustee emerita, was featured in The Unionville Times for her appointment to the Board of Trustees at Upland Country Day School.
Cabrini faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners co-authored a paper featured on the cover of the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship. The paper presented a case study on two courses that combined biology, psychology, education, and social justice. View the story on cabrini.edu.
Leonard Primiano, Ph.D., chair and professor of religious studies, was named a 2014-15 Regional Faculty Fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Research Seminar on Color within the Penn Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania. View the story on cabrini.edu.
Jim Capolupo HON’11, who spoke at the graduate commencement in 2011 and serves as an adjunct professor of education, was named the National Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents. Capolupo is the superintendent of Springfield School District.Alumni In the News
Lauren Spires ’14 wrote an article for The Chester County Women’s Journal titled “Dress For A Good Cause 2014.” The event proceeds benefited projects that help survivors of human trafficking. Spires became involved with the cause while taking COM 472 Senior Convergence: Media for Social Justice with Dawn Francis, Ed.D. ’93, assistant professor of communication.Brian DeGraw ’94 was featured on ProgramBusiness.com in an interview regarding his work as program director for NSM Insurance Group’s Professional Liability Division.
Maria T. Hoover G’11 was featured on LancasterOnline.com for her appointment as principal of Mountville Elementary School in Mountville, Pa.
Ken Cage ’98 returned to television for Season 2 of Discovery Channel's “Airplane Repo.” Cage is the CEO of IRG–a company that repossesses high-priced vehicles from those who have fallen behind on their payments.
Jaiquann Beckham ’13 was the focus of a segment on “Oprah: Where Are They Now.” Five years after Beckham was surprised on "Oprah" with a full scholarship to Cabrini from Will.i.am, Oprah followed up with him and three other students who received the i.am scholarship.Anie Jamgochian ’14 was featured in the Long Island Herald article, “Ivy League schools will have to wait.” In the article, Jamgochian discusses her choice to defer her acceptance to Yale and Harvard Divinity Schools in order to complete a year of service in Ecuador.
The appointment of the College’s eighth president, Donald Taylor, Ph.D., was featured in the Campus Philly monthly stakeholder newsletter.
Cabrini College was featured in The Delaware County Daily Times article “Archbishop Carroll grads look back as they go forth” for hosting the high school’s commencement ceremony. The story was also featured in The Times Herald and the Courier-Post.
Tim McDonald, head coach of the men’s basketball team, was featured in the D3Hoops.com article “Cabrini promotes assistant” for his recent appointment. The story also ran in The Delaware County Times and on CBS Philly and ewallstreeter.com.
Cabrini College was featured in The Times Herald article “AIM Academy in Conshohocken celebrates Class of 2014’s graduation.” Members of the AIM Class of 2014 took two classes at Cabrini before graduating.
Cabrini College was featured in the University Business article “U.S. schools push for campus wide fair-trade status.” Cabrini is one of only 17 colleges and universities nationwide to be recognized as a Fair Trade College, as determined by Fair Trade Colleges and Universities in partnership with Fair Trade USA.
Courtney Smith, Ph.D.’00, associate professor of history and political science, was featured on philly.com in the article “If Judy (Johnson) were only white, he could name [h]is own price.” Smith is quoted in the article for her extensive study of Negro League baseball in the Philadelphia area.
The women’s basketball team was featured in the philly.com article “Cabrini College women earn academic honor” for receiving the highest team combined grade point average of all teams in the Colonial States Athletic Conference.
Archbishop Carroll High School student Joseph Blaisse, who was honored as a Phillies Extraordinary Scholar presented by Cabrini College, was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article “Top honor for Newtown Square scout.”
An article by co-authors David Dunbar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology; Nancy Watterson, Ph.D., associate professor of social justice; Melissa Terlecki, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology; Lisa Ratmansky, director of the Center for Teaching & Learning; and Jenna Cardone ’13 was published in the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship titled, “A Cost Benefit Analysis from Instructor, Community Partner, and Student Perspectives: Cabrini College CBR Courses Merge Service, Education, and Research.”
Terlecki presented a leadership workshop for the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Now Program, titled "Trait Approach to Leadership." Cabrini sponsored the first day of activities held at the Chamber.
Terlecki also served as the second author to a workshop entitled "Keeping the garage door open: Implications of neuroscience and learning" at the Community College of Allegheny County Summer Faculty Institute.
Richie Gebauer, director of the first-year experience, who serves as the faculty director of the Leadership Living and Learning Community (LLC) and faculty fellow in the developmental writing first-year interest group served as LLC consultant in Albuquerque, N.M., for faculty, staff, and administration at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI). Gebauer evaluated the LLC program at SIPI, discussed strategies to increase campus buy-in, and helped to develop an action plan that will launch two new LLCs at SIPI in Fall 2014.
Sheryl L. Fuller-Espie, Ph.D., professor of biology, presented two papers at the 10th International Symposium on Earthworm Ecology in Athens, Ga., “A flow cytometric study to determine the ideal temperature for culturing coelomocytes of Eisenia hortensis through the measurement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and histone phosphorylation as indicators of oxidative stress,” co-authored by Richard Tumminello ’13 and “Development of a flow cytometric method to measure nitric oxide production in coelomocytes of the earthworm Eisenia hortensis in response to soil-dwelling bacteria,” co-authored by Shannon Cook ’15 and Morgan Sperratore ’16.
Based on collaborative undergraduate research with Fuller-Espie, Cook and Sperratore presented their paper at the SEPCHE Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium and previously at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science at Susquehanna University.
Fran Rafferty ’14, former men's basketball player, was featured in The Times Herald article, “Upper Merion grad Fran Rafferty collects Cabrini's Mother Ursula Award.” Rafferty was the 2014 recipient of the award, presented to him at Commencement.
Natalie Markle ’13 was featured in the Progressive Grocer for her recent appointment as member communications coordinator at the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association.
Monica McHale-Small ’83 was featured in The Morning Call for her recent appointment as superintendent of Saucon Valley School District located in Hellertown, Pa.
Andrea Treese ’07 was featured in a newsitem.com article, “Coal Township native returns for help with Ironman fundraiser that helps kids.” Treese is a seven-year triathlete who resides in Phoenix, Ariz.
Philip A. Gagliardi ’98, member of Cabrini’s Alumni Board, was featured in the Daily Local “On the Move” section for being one of 350 people in the U.S. to earn the Certified Portfolio Manager designation, completed at Columbia University in New York. To qualify, Gagliardi successfully fulfilled course studies in advanced concepts of Fundamental Analysis, Option Valuation, Foreign Currency Exchange, Credit Default Swap Strategy and Valuation Analytics.
The appointment of the College’s eighth president, Donald Taylor, Ph.D., was featured in Inside Higher Ed.
Anie Jamgochian ’14 was interviewed on NBC10 News discussing her decision to defer two of the top graduate divinity schools in order to participate in a year of service in Ecuador. Jamgochian was interviewed by NBC10’s Renee Chenault-Fattah and is featured on the station’s website. Watch the video here.
Olivia Collins ’14 was featured on 6abc’s Action News sharing her story of overcoming personal tragedy to graduate cum laude with a degree in social work. Collins’ story was the most popular post on the Action News Facebook page during the month of May and is featured on the station’s website. Watch the video here.
Tara Whelan ’14 was featured in the Delaware County Daily Times article “Cabrini College graduates celebrate accomplishments” for her achievements in academics and service.
Cabrini College Commencement speakers Lisa Johnson Nutter and Michael O’Neill were listed in an Inside Higher Ed article of 2014 Commencement speakers. Information on Cabrini’s 54th Commencement also was featured in Mainline Media News and the Delaware County Times.
Sasha Wozniak ’15, a women’s lacrosse player, was featured in The Times Herald article “Women’s Lacrosse: Spring-Ford grad Sasha Wozniak taking multitasking to a new level at Cabrini.” The article highlights Wozniak’s balance of academics and athletics.
Admissions counselor and alumnus John Solewin ’11 G'13 was interviewed for the WHYY NEWSWORKS series "Recap." During the segment which is available on newsworks.org, Solewin talks about his work week and how he recruits the Classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020. Listen to the radio segment here.
Jim Hedtke, Ph.D., a history and political science professor, was featured in the Delaware County News Network article “Profile of the Week: James Hedtke is a Cabrini professor/ author with a passion for ‘storytelling.’” In the article, Hedtke discusses how he came to write his new book, “The Freckleton, England Air Disaster: The B-24 Crash That Killed 38 Preschoolers and 23 Adults, August 23, 1944” which examines the history and aftermath of the Freckleton Air Disaster through interviews with survivors, photographs, and town records. Hedtke and his book also were featured in The Daily News, serving Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties in upstate New York.
Additionally, Hedtke identifies prominent advantages of incumbents in elections in the Delaware County News Network article “In tight race for the 164th district, primary objective is survival.”
John Schanz, a Cabrini Trustee, was the focus of the Philadelphia Business Journal article “Comcast tech leader has foot in philanthropy.” The interview highlights Schanz’s philanthropic endeavors including his initiatives at Cabrini College.
The women’s softball team was featured in The Pottstown Mercury article, “SUNDAY BEST: Cabrini head coach Kline finds solace with help of Diegel, softball team” for putting together a “Knock Out Cancer” game to raise awareness about leukemia. The game was organized by Cabrini student-athletes in honor of Coach Mitchell Kline’s wife who passed away from the disease. The NCAA Division III featured the story on its Facebook and Twitter pages.
Aaron Walton-Moss ’15, a men's basketball player, was featured on Comcast SportsNet. Video used in the segment was provided by Cabrini LOQation students.
The men’s lacrosse team was featured in Lacrosse Magazine in the article “Cabrini Well-Repped in CSAC Postseason Awards.”
Jason Hilt, an adjunct faculty member, was mentioned in the yorkblog.com post “Greyhounds take flight to retirement” for his help in the rescue and relocation of greyhounds. As founder of and pilot for the non-profit organization The Brave Tide, Hilt works with adoption groups to fly animals to safety. The story also ran on newstimes.com.
Brittany Sandone ’14, women’s basketball player, was featured in The Intelligencer article “Determined Souderton grad may play European hoops.” Named to the Colonial States Athletic Conference all-league team, Sandone also was the conference’s Player of the Year.
Cabrini College’s Fair Trade status was featured in the University Business article “U.S. schools push for campuswide fair-trade status.” The article identifies Cabrini as one of only 17 colleges and universities in the U.S. to be recognized as a “Fair Trade College.”
Cabrini College was mentioned in the Main Line Media News article “Advocates gather at Cabrini College to urge minimum-wage increase in Pennsylvania.” As host of the event, Cabrini also was featured in the Daily Local News and berksmontnews.com,
Briyanna Purnell ’17 was included in The Times Herald article “Montco Idol concert highlights Norristown Arts Hill Festival.” Purnell volunteered at the event as part of a class project. The article also ran on montgomerynews.com and thereporteronline.com.
Dawn Francis, Ed.D. ’93, assistant professor of communication, and her Integrated Marketing Communication class were featured in The Times Herald article “A milestone year for Upper Merion Farmers Market.” The class devised a marketing strategy that encompassed public relations, social media, advertising and event marketing for the farmers market.
Francis and students from her Integrated Marketing Communications class represented the Upper Merion Farmers Market at the Philly Farm & Food Fest at the Philadelphia Convention Center. They collected more than 150 names and email addresses and connected with potential new vendors.
Thomas P. Nerney ’77, chair of the Board of Trustees, was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article “Doing its part to help curb student debt.” In the article, Nerney describes U.S. Liability Insurance Group’s program which helps students alleviate college debt as they intern at his company.
Nerney also was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, on Philly.com and FindLaw.
Cabrini College was featured twice on 6abc’s Action News morning weather report. Meteorologist David Murphy wore Cabrini gear, said it was “Cabrini sweatshirt weather” and mentioned the men’s lacrosse team.
Cabrini College was featured on the season premiere of NBC’s Last Comic Standing during an introduction of comedian Tracey Ashley who performed at a Cabrini event in the Spring. The episode featured Cabrini students and staff. Cabrini alumnus Mike Vecchione G’01 also was featured as a contestant on the show. Watch the episode. (Cabrini is featured at the 10:03 mark, Vecchione at 1:02:57 mark.)
Angela Campbell, Ph.D., assistant professor of education, presented two papers during the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Annual Conference in Philadelphia: "Exploring Innovative Practices in Educational Ethnography: Student Voice, Identity, and Positionality in Rites of Passage Research” and "Black Feminist ethnography as a transformative site for innovative research methodology" investigates how black feminist ethnography was utilized in a study on the influence of rites of passage classes on adolescent black and Latina girls’ identity development in an urban Freedom School.
Colleen Lelli, Ed.D., presented “Children as Witness: Educating Childhood Witnesses of Domestic Violence” at the Association for Childhood Education International Global Summit on Childhood held in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The presentation focused on the impact of domestic violence on young children and ways school professionals can provide support using the newly developed Children as Witness curriculum.
Stephanie Reed, director of student diversity initiatives, presented “Best Practices for Using Social Media for Business” at the International Association of Administrative Professionals Montgomery County Chapter meeting.
Erin McLaughlin, Ph.D., interim chair and assistant professor of business, was featured in the University of Ulster’s magazine, the Ulster Graduate. In the magazine, the University welcomes her back as a visiting professor at the School of International Business at the Magee Campus. McLaughlin will be co-convening, coordinating and team-teaching at the University of Ulster’s Irish Studies Summer School which will be held in Derry, July/August 2014.
A video of the Phillies Extraordinary Scholar winners presented by Cabrini College presentation for April is featured on Phillies.com. Recipients Emily Flynn of Oxford Area High School and Joseph Blaisse of Archbishop Carroll High School were honored on the field at Citizen’s Bank Park for their work in the community while maintaining a minimum B average.
Bill Uditsky ’13 was published in Dialogue, the Journal of PhiSigma Tau, for his article “The Financial Markets are Existential.” Uditsky wrote the article during his senior year in a philosophy class taught by Joseph Romano, Ph.D.
Graphic design alumnus Daniel Alarcon Jr. '13 is included in Rockport Publications upcoming book, 1,000 Dog Portraits from the People Who Love Them. The selected illustration was created in the Graphic Design I course taught by Jeanne Komp.
Lynne B. Millard G’08 was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article “Award for a principal who sticks to the rules” where she is listed as a Lindback Principal Award winner. Millard is described as “… a mentor to other educators and believes in promoting academic growth by guiling a strong, cohesive team to foster students success.”
Michael Sim G’11 was featured on PennLive.com for his recent appointment as principal of the East Pennsboro Area Middle School.
Maria Botos ’00, G’08 was featured in The Delaware County News article “Maria Botos is Broomall Rotary’s Teacher of the Year.” Botos received the award in her tenth year of teaching at Russell Elementary School.
Catherine M. DeHart ’93 was featured in the Pocono Record for her appointment as planned and major gifts officer at Northampton Community College.
Tom DeMatteis ’84 was featured in The Newark Post for his induction into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. As a St. Mark’s high school student, DeMatteis scored the first goal at the school’s first soccer game. From 1986 to 2011, he served as head coach of the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams. DeMatteis currently teaches English at the high school. The article also ran in The Dialog, examiner.com and delawareonline.com.
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.”
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.