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Apr
19
Students hold fundraiser

A group of students in a class led by Dr. Lisa Battaglino, professor and chairperson of the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, raised $1,700 for Dreams for Emily. The organization supports families that are involved with Chromosome 15q Duplication Syndrome, a genetic disorder believed to affect a child's physical features, cause developmental problems and lead to medical problems such as seizures, ADHD and anxiety disorders. The fund drive was part of a second-year seminar entitled Lead and Serve. Students involved were Lisa DeSousa, Brandon Manning, Julie Aponte and Mike Niccoll.

Apr
19
Outstanding AF major earns award

Andrew Groth, 12, received the Outstanding Senior Award from the Boston Chapter of Financial Executive International, an association of more than 14,000 treasurers, controllers and other top financial executives from across North America. The accounting and finance major graduated summa cum laude with a GPA of 3.93 and accepted a position with KPMG. He plans to earn his Master of Accountancy and become a certified public accountant.

Apr
19
Student, mentor present at conference

Carol Moran Miranda, '12, who earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study last spring, co-authored a paper with Dr. Steven Nelson, associate professor of secondary education and professional programs as well as educational leadership. "An Examination of Instructional Strategies for Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Used by Grades 9-12 High School Teachers in English, Math, Science and Social Studies," was presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association Annual Conference in Hilton Head, SC. She was Dr. Nelson's graduate assistant. He also presented a paper at the same conference based on his new book, Decades of Chaos and Revolution: Showdowns for College Presidents, that was titled "Cornell '69 and Kent State, '70: Inevitable or Avoidable Tragedies for University Presidents, their Communities and the Nation?"

Apr
19
Nemko to serve on board, travel to China

Dr. Deborah Nemko, associate professor of music, has been elected to the College Music Board. She will begin the term in January after completing the term of another member who had to step down. "Your past leadership is highly valued by the Society, and we all eagerly anticipate your continued leadership for CMS in your role as Board Member of Performance," wrote CMS President David Brian Williams. The 9,000-member society is a consortium of college, conservatory, university and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music. Dr. Nemko traveled to China at the end of April to perform at the Shanghai Cultural Center with violinist Mei-Mei Wei, as well as do a residency at Shanghai Normal University as a visiting scholar.

Apr
19
Political science professor authors book

Dr. Kevin Donnelly, assistant professor of political science, has a new book that examines the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Foreign Remedies: What the Experience of Other Nations Can Tell us about Reforming Health Care was co-authored with Dr. David Rochefort, arts and sciences distinguished professor at Northeastern University. The book is published by Routledge.

Apr
19
White a conference keynote

Dr. Jonathan White, associate professor of sociology, was one of several keynote speakers at the New England Undergraduate Sociology Research Conference at Bryant University. His topic was "Connecting Classroom to Community: Sociologists in Action for Social Change and Social Justice." He shared the podium with Professor Kathleen Odell Korgen, chairperson of the Department of Sociology at William Patterson University, with whom Dr. White has co-authored several books.

Apr
19
Two on discussion panel at ASPA conference

Dr. Wendy Haynes, associate professor of political science and coordinator of the MPA program, moderated a discussion at the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration titled, "Infrastructure Megaproject Leadership, Accountability and Performance: A Long and Winding Road." The conference was held in Las Vegas and this year's theme was "Redefining Public Service through Civic Engagement." Jody Lehrer, a student in Bridgewater's MPA program, was part of the panel. Ms. Lehrer, who has a law degree and is the community development coordinator for the Town of Weymouth, has been collaborating with Dr. Haynes for more than 18 months to examine 10 transportation-related megaprojects on the East and West coasts. They presented their findings at the ASPA conference. Ms. Lehrer's attendance was made possible by a travel grant from the College of Graduate Studies.

Apr
19
Professor participates in women's conference

Dr. Deniz Zeynep Leuenberger, associate professor of political science and co-coordinator for sustainability, participated in the Women as Global Leaders Conference in Abu Khabi, United Arab Emirates. She joined speakers from South Africa, Sweden, Lebanon, Kuwait and other countries to present and discuss the impact of environmental degradation on women's well-being. Her presentation focused on the economic tools that inform women's sustainability leadership. 

Apr
19
BSU graduate in PhD program

Math/English major Matthew Keogh, '12, has been accepted into the mathematics PhD program at Clemson University. The North Attleboro native also carried a minor in philosophy while at Bridgewater.

Apr
19
CJ alumnae in advanced degree programs

Two criminal justice alumnae have been accepted into advanced degree programs at top universities. Michelle Cubellis, '10, will persue her PhD in criminal justice at John Jay University in New York City. Meanwhile, Kallee Spooner, '12, has been accepted to the master's program at Sam Houston State University in Texas. Each will continue her studies in the field of criminal justice.

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