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Gimbel attends MassBay gala

Thu, 2012-08-16 16:49 -- egaffney

Dr. Phyllis Gimbel, associate professor of secondary education and professional programs as well as educational leadership, was invited by Dr. John O'Donnell, present of MassBay Community College, to attend the institution's 50th anniversary celebration. Dr. Gimbel attended in her role as chairwoman of the Board of Directors of World of Wellesley, an organization dedicated to making the community a welcoming and diverse place to live.

Counselor educators attend conference

Thu, 2012-08-16 16:45 -- egaffney

Dr. Louise Graham, professor of counselor education and program director for mental health counseling, and her colleague Dr. Michael Kocet, professor of counselor education, presented at the American Counseling Association conference in San Francisco. Dr. Graham led a pre-conference workshop on foundations of disaster mental health. She is a volunteer for the American Red Cross and this is a course that the organization requires all mental health workers to take before they are eligible for deployment to a national disaster.

Students hold fundraiser

Thu, 2012-08-16 16:34 -- egaffney

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.

Outstanding AF major earns award

Thu, 2012-08-16 16:22 -- egaffney

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.

Student, mentor present at conference

Thu, 2012-08-16 16:17 -- egaffney

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.

Nemko to serve on board, travel to China

Thu, 2012-08-16 16:11 -- egaffney

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.

Political science professor authors book

Thu, 2012-08-16 16:05 -- egaffney

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.

White a conference keynote

Thu, 2012-08-16 16:01 -- egaffney

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.


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