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March 2011

MSOL Alumni on the Move...

Across western Pennsylvania and beyond, MSOL graduates are receiving promotions, enrolling in doctoral programs and experiencing other positive changes in their lives, thanks to the quality, faith-based education they received at Geneva College. I often receive phone calls and e-mails from MSOL alumni and it’s always a pleasure to hear of their accomplishments and the way God has opened doors of opportunity for them.

We use this information on a regular basis to help us answer one of the most often asked questions from people interested in enrolling in the MSOL Program: “What have graduates been able to do with this degree?” It's much easier to respond to that question with the many stories of how our graduates apply what they learned at Geneva to both their workplace and their lives, and have been able to leverage their MSOL experience and degree towards beneficial career moves.

We want everyone who receives the Link to Leadership to know what is happening among our MSOL alumni. Following is a collection of some recent accomplishments of our graduates. I hope this message encourages you to share your story with us.

Jim Dittmar


Linda Schroeder (Cohort 52) was recently promoted to Executive Assistant to the President of Crawford Consulting Services in East Pittsburgh, PA.

Taryn Delaney (Cohort 39) serves as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Education Management Corporation.

David V. Lutz (Cohort 46) is the Director of Strategic Planning and Development, Drug and Alcohol Services of Beaver Valley, Inc.

Marci Wagner (Cohort 65) is the Director of Human Resources at Grove City College.

Vernon Taylor (Cohort 10) is a Communications Specialist and Computer Trainer with the university of Pittsburgh. He has been employed with the University for over 30 years. Vernon was recently featured in an article in the Pitt Chronicle on 2/7/11, “Black History Month Feature/ Vernon Franklin: A Purposeful Life.”

Juanita Chapman (Cohort 58) works with the Veteran’s Administration’s Pittsburgh Regional Office as an Employment Coordinator. She also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member with Point Park University and a Visiting Professor with DeVry University.

Doug Jensen (Cohort 05) was appointed Dean of Workforce Development with Westmoreland County Community College in August, 2010.

Marla Brown (Cohort 12) co-authored the book Opportunity Meets Motivation. Marla founded and owns Youthtopia Medspa in Alpharetta, Georgia. She is president of Sage Medical Spa Leadership Advisors, also located in Alpharetta.

Dominic Paccapaniccia (Cohort 37) serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Indiana Regional Medical Center in Indiana, PA.

Bob Marshall (Cohort 05) is employed as the Director for Regulatory & Quality Solutions, LLC.

Sandra McCarthy (Cohort 02) is the Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services, Cape Fear Valley Health System in Fayetteville, NC.
 
Mike Nedzesky (Cohort 06) is currently the Associate Director at ImClone Systems.

Ruth Barrett (Cohort 02) is an Entrepreneur Education Facilitator for Job Training for Beaver County, Inc.

Rick Schneider (Cohort 31) serves as a Senior Account Executive at Amcom, a division of Xerox.

Brian Prentice (Cohort 12) is employed by Traveler’s Insurance as Property Field Product Line Manager.

Tracy Shultz (Cohort 63) serves Behavioral Health Services of Somerset and Bedford Counties as HealthChoices Project Manager.

Jason Schneider (Cohort 65) is employed by Butler Memorial Hospital as the Assistant Coordinator for Family Service Corps.

Chris Niedzielski, (Cohort 65) works for the Federal Office of Personnel Management as a Human Resources Assistant.

Lori Putnam (Cohort 26) was a recipient of the Pittsburgh Business Times’ 2010 Human Resources Leadership Award on 9/30/10. Lori is currently serving as the Director of Human Resources at Celtic Health Care.

Susan Moorer (Cohort 54) was recognized for her many years of service to the community on January 20, 1011 at The Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Breakfast held at Youngstown State University. Susan currently serves as Coordinator of P-16 Assessment & Outreach for the Office of the Dean, Beeghly College of Education at Youngstown State University.


Join us for the MSOL/Serving Leaders Conference
Mark your calendar now for April 7, 2011. We are honored to have as our keynote speakers author Ken Blanchard and his wife, Dr. Marjorie Blanchard, and John Stahl-Wert.

Plan now to attend and invite your friends and associates! For more information and to register, visit the conference webpage by clicking here.


  

Upcoming Cohorts
Cranberry - June 1, 2011
Moon Township - August 2, 2011
Monroeville - October 10, 2011
New Castle - January 12, 2012
South Hills - March 6, 2012


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Words to Lead by

“Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work.”
- Warren G. Bennis 

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
- Proverbs 3:5


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