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Faculty/staff ‘role models’ recognized through SGA’s campus outreach

Inspiration and unity are among the sentiments painted on "The Rock" for Women's History Month.
Inspiration and unity are among the sentiments painted on “The Rock” for Women’s History Month.

Eighteen Pennsylvania College of Technology employees, singled out in comments from students and co-workers, were honored during March by the Student Government Association in observance of Women’s History Month.

“We decided to send out a form all around the school where people could anonymously put in recognition of faculty and staff women of Penn College,” said Krystle J. Richardson, who – among a number of campus leadership positions – is SGA’s senator for diversity, equity and inclusion. “These women are role models in the Wildcat community!”

The association featured mini-bios of the honorees on Instagram during the month, which were shared on social media and compiled into this post.

Those recognized will also receive a certificate from SGA, said Richardson, who is president of the Human Services and Restorative Justice Club and vice president of the Beta Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (an international honor society for associate-degree students).


Honored (in alphabetical order) were:

Elizabeth A. BiddleElizabeth A. Biddle
Director of corporate relations

“She’s cultivated meaningful relationships with industry partners and faculty.”

“She’s always happy to lend a listening ear and is extremely helpful in offering advice.”

“She dropped off a meal for my family when we were quarantined with COVID.”


Ruie L. ButlerRuie L. Butler
Dining services assistant manager

“She will always lend a helping hand even if it is not listed in her job duties.”

“If I am unable to meet a delivery or need help with a student, she will always assist me.”

“She is engaging and friendly.”


Jen M. Cullin-HetrickJen M. Cullin-Hetrick
Associate director of admissions

“She wants the best for any individual that comes her way.”

“She deserves recognition for all the work she puts into Penn College to help recruit prospective students.”

“Jen strives for greatness for everyone, including potential students.”


Meghan R. Delsite ColemanMeghan R. Delsite Coleman
Assistant director of student engagement

“She is an encouraging individual who strives for the greatness for the students she works with.”

“She always has amazing advice and assures me that I can do anything!”

“She inspires me to be a better leader here.”


Allison A. Bressler GroveAllison A. Bressler Grove
Director of student engagement

“She is an awesome supervisor and even better friend.”

“Allison treats everyone fairly and is always able to lend an ear or help however she can.”

“She is a positive role model in my life and teaches me new things every time I see her. I can’t thank her enough.”


Tushanna M. HabalarTushanna M. Habalar
Assistant professor, nursing programs

“She is wonderful to collaborate with, and I consider her both a mentor and friend.”

“She is passionate about nursing education and helping her students and myself reach their full potential.”

“She goes above and beyond with her time and efforts to help anyone at PCT.”


Loni N. KlineLoni N. Kline
Vice president for college relations/chief philanthropy officer

“Her advocacy and investments span well beyond Penn College.”

“She has a natural gift to see the potential within individuals and then help them see it within themselves.”

“She built a great team by aligning natural gifts to professional roles, allowing each person to contribute to the better of this great institution.”


Ellyn A. LesterEllyn A. Lester
Assistant dean of construction and architectural technologies

“She has gotten the ball rolling on some important things such as getting our program National Architectural Accrediting Board-accredited.”

“She makes the school feel more welcoming for females as she is a good source of guidance.”


Carrie A. MayerCarrie A. Mayer
Office assistant to the dean of business, arts and sciences

“Absolutely, hands down, keeps our faculty and staff in our school organized, supported and on target.”

“Willingly agreed without a single hesitation to help me develop a travel course on top of her already immense workload.”


Sarah S. MooreSarah S. Moore
Instructor, human services

“Sarah is a beacon of hope and confidence for those around her.”

“She is kind, empathetic, helpful and intelligent.”

“Sarah is mine and my fellow classmates’ mentor in many ways; she pushes us to our maximum potential, but in a gracious way.”


Jeri L. MoserJeri L. Moser
Office assistant to the assistant dean of arts and sciences

“Her character is genuine, and she is the first person to reach out when a crisis arrives or to celebrate success.”

“I am not sure she knows, but she was the first person to ever make me feel welcome here at Penn College.”


Heidi E. RouppHeidi E. Roupp
Disability and access resources specialist/staff interpreter

“The students that she has the opportunity to work with will leave this college as better people.”

“She loves what she does and it is so obvious as you see her interact with the students she works with.”

“She puts a lot of effort into the job she has and is a huge asset to the college.”


Allison M. SavageAllison M. Savage
LEAP adviser-communications

“She goes out of her way to make everyone feel comfortable and included, and is a true cheerleader for her students.”

“She was a team member that was a bright spot during COVID, finding the positivity and creativity in difficult situations.”


Jillian T. ScanlonJillian T. Scanlon
Instructor, human services/social sciences

“Jillian just exudes happiness and joy.”

“Jillian is understanding of many cultures and gender differences.”

“She called me during recovery of a major surgery last semester to see how I was managing. That little gesture is one small example of how caring she is.”


Becky J. ShanerBecky J. Shaner
Senior manager of donor relations and special events

“Becky is incredibly passionate about Penn College and our students.”

“She goes above and beyond to make both students and her colleagues feel appreciated.”

“Becky has personally helped me over a big fear and has since guided me in any way she can. She is an inspirational woman that everyone deserves to know.”


Jennifer R. WahlJennifer R. Wahl
Instructor, social sciences

“She has an unique and effective way of teaching.”

“She is empathetic and caring, and brightens anyone’s day.”

“She helped me through classes, including her class, during a really tough time after I was in an accident. Without her, I would have likely failed.”


Nicole S. WarnerNicole S. Warner
Librarian, archives and special collections

“She is truly a woman of note on our campus.”

“She takes time out of her schedule to read to the Children’s Learning Center kids.”

“She is working diligently to be sure we commemorate Dr. Gilmour’s retirement in the best fashion.”


Elizabeth E. WinderElizabeth E. Winder
Assistant professor, human services

“She is a great advocate for those who need help and getting things done quickly.”

“She truly invests in her students and goes out of her way to help us.”

“She really is amazing.”


 

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