December 2004

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Faculty and Staff on the Move

Richard Keiser, associate professor of English, participated in a two-week study tour of Vietnam this past June. The tour, sponsored by Russell Sage College, focused on the American war in Vietnam. He traveled with seven veterans and seven academics to visit war sites and hear first-hand accounts of the war.

Richard Keiser

Richard Keiser touring Vietnam

Keiser teaches the Vietnan War in his 20th Century History course (History 113).

Jeri Packman, adjunct instructor of Early Childhood Education, received the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation Child Care Advocate Award. Packman was presented with the award on Oct. 30 at the Rose Gala at the Lowe's Hotel.

This award is presented to and individual who has reached out to the child care community in an extraordinary way and who exemplifies consistency, concern and commitment to quality child care. For more information, visit the Foundation's website at

Lynette M. Brown-Sow, vice president for Marketing and Government Relations, has joined the Advisory Committee (an initiative of the City of Philadelphia) to support the Raymond Bednarczyk Planners Exchange Program. The Program is currently fostering an exchange with Wenzhou, China to help rehabilitate and renovate its neighborhoods

Judith Gay, vice president for Academic Affairs, has been re-elected as chair of the Middle States Association Commission of Higher Education for a term through 2005.

Anne Sciolla, voice instructor, has been elected to the board of governors for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. She will serve a two-year term on the board for Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Sciolla also served as a judge for the Miss New Jersey Pageant in Ocean City, NJ.

Matthew R. Shupp, assistant director of Student Life-Student Programming, recently published several articles on, a site whose primary audience includes resident assistants for colleges and universities.

Shupp has also been featured in The Talking Stick, a publication of the Association of College and University Housing Officers (ACUHO) and About Campus, published by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).

Kathy Mulray, site administrator for the Northeast Regional Center, recently earned a Master's Degree in Management from Thomas Edison College.