Joy (Morgan) Jewell first came to Geneva College as a freshman in the fall of 1964. She was active in theatre productions, concert band and as a majorette and drum major with the marching band. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication in 1968.
Mrs. Jewell went on to teach speech communication and math at Rochester High School (Pa.) before retiring in 1972 to become a stay-at-home mom. She later earned a Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Pittsburgh. She held teaching positions at Geneva College, Youngstown State University and Penn State-Beaver before returning to Geneva College full-time in 1985.
During her professional career at Geneva College, Mrs. Jewell served as Director of Forensics, Advisor to the Aviation Program, Director of Career Development, Assistant Professor of Communication, Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Orientation Programs, Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students. She retired in the Spring of 2008 and was named Dean of Students Emerita.
As a student, Mrs. Jewell was selected for the Who's Who Among American University and College Students. As an educational professional, she was selected for the Who's Who Among American Educators. She received the Geneva College Servant Leader Award in 1994, was chosen as Forensic Coach of the Year by the Collegiate Forensic Association in 1987, and was one of the nominees for Beaver County Educator of the Year in 2008. Her Forensic Teams were awarded first place honors multiple times in the Pennsylvania Energy Debates. Joy has also made numerous presentations on "first year experiences" at national conferences, and served on the Chief Student Development Officers Advisory Council of the CCCU until her retirement.
Mrs. Jewell and her husband, Paul, currently reside in Erie, Pa. near their children Christy (James DeLullo) and Jonathan (Erica), and their five grandchildren.
Students have opportunities for enrichment and networking through Geneva’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter.