Dr. Claudia Gazsi, chair of exercise science, graduate program director, and associate professor of physical therapy, announced that the Exercise Science Department achieved Initial Accreditation for the College’s undergraduate and Clinical Exercise Physiology programs by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
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The 2021 Master of Athletic Training cohort had a 100% first-time pass rate on the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam. The cohort’s average score was 83 points above the national average. The 2023 cohort enrollment is 50% higher than the national average.
Erin Kingham ’19, D’21 was elected as secretary for the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) Student Special Interest Group (SIG) and will continue as a Student Observer to the PPTA Board for 20-21. Kate Mowrey ’20, D’22 was selected as a Student Observer to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) House of Delegates (HOD) for 20-21. Lindsey Zulkosky ’20, D’22 was elected as Eastern District Representative for the PPTA SIG for 20-21.
Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, chair and associate professor of Spanish, was interviewed by Paul Gleeson, Irish Ambassador for Chile, Ecuador, and Peru. She discussed her book, The invisible experience. Irish Immigrants in Peru, with the Santiago, Chile-based ambassador.
Dr. Monica Cowart, provost and vice president of academic affairs, attended the LEAoP Educator’s Summit at Rock Lititz in February with six faculty members and Christina Wolfe, Breen Center employer relations specialist. Professor Tami Barton, associate professor of accounting; Dr. Treva Clark, chair and associate professor of business and economics; Dr. Kimberlee Josephson, associate dean of the Breen Center and assistant professor of business administration; Dr. Robert Machado, chair of humanities and director of English; Dr. Jeff Ritchie, chair and professor of design, media, and technology; and Professor Jeff Snyder, chair and professor of music, heard panel discussions and met representatives from the music industry businesses that make up Rock Lititz, including Tait Towers, Atomic, and Claire Brothers.
Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, acting chair and associate professor of Spanish, participated in the CIEE seminar on Best Practices for Creating Successful Faculty-led Programs held in Paris, France, this past summer. The experience prompted Dr. McEvoy to evaluate further the study-abroad experience from a student’s perspective and provided tools to create a short-term faculty-led program. Indeed, she plans to teach, along with Costa Rican faculty, the College’s first short-term program in Costa Rica during summer 2018.