President's Newsletter October 2013


Please make a special effort to welcome our newest additions to the faculty: In the College of Arts and Sciences: James Drummond, Josh Hayes and Al Packard. In the College of Professional Programs: David Reyher, Chris Wise and Robin Zappin. In the School of Graduate and Adult Education, Kelly Burr now serves as coordinator of graduate admissions; up at the Schuylkill Center, Cynthia Mensch is interim director and Chrissy Lindahl is the operations enrollment coordinator. 

Bongrae Seok and Tufan Tiglioglu have begun work as the newly appointed associate directors of the O’Pake Institute for Ethics, Leadership and Public Service. Bongrae, a member of the philosophy department, will lead the institute’s ethics initiatives, while Tufan will coordinate our many leadership programs and initiatives.  

A critical coaching position has been filled with the hiring of Eric Bennett to head our greatly expanded track and field program. Eric spent the last four years as an assistant coach at the University of Rochester. Rosanne Miele, with experience locally in the Wilson School District, is our new head cheer coach. 

Homecoming Weekend is prime time for distinguished honorees. We bestowed our two highest honors at the President’s Dinner on Oct. 17. The Honorable Linda Ludgate ’77, a trustee emerita, received the Franciscan Award, while the Olivet Boys & Girls Club was presented with the Pro Urbe Award. Sharon Danks ’03, M’04, was honored with the Ellen Frei Gruber Alumni Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award was given to George Rice ’85, a current trustee. >> Read story in the Reading Eagle.

Athletics Hall of Fame honorees included Wade Miller (baseball), Tillman Sims (basketball), Natalie Cardone Durrum (field hockey and softball), and Rolland Green (baseball), along with a moving posthumous induction of Kindra Lewis (volleyball). 

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president's newsletter october 2013

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