Alumni Extra: August 2017

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August 2017

The Ray Coppler ’10 Disability Awareness Award recently marked its seventh year at IUP. (8/15/2017 1:39:29 PM)
Derek Evans ’14 wrote a book to raise awareness about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. (8/15/2017 12:32:29 PM)
Scott Rhoades M’06 took part in a reduced-gravity flight to conduct aerospace-nursing research. (8/3/2017 2:55:17 PM)
Chuck Ziegenfuss ’97 is breeding service dogs for wounded veterans and first responders. (8/3/2017 2:15:05 PM)
Percussionist Malavika Godbole ’03 was part of a 2017 Grammy-nominated performance. (8/3/2017 2:00:44 PM)
Mary Davis Deemer ’93 involved her third-grade students in an arts-in-education program. (8/3/2017 1:49:10 PM)
On Career Day at Pittsburgh Woolslair PreK-5, Joe McLaughlin ’92, M’97 and others discovered they had IUP in common. (8/3/2017 1:32:06 PM)
The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association has honored Cindy Powell-Steffen ’90, M’13 as a Luminary. (8/3/2017 1:21:13 PM)
David Serafine ’93 has a new book: Bumble Pie: The Art of Losering. (8/3/2017 11:53:13 AM)
In spring 2017, IUP administrators visited Michele Papakie ’93 on the job with the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. (8/3/2017 11:45:23 AM)
Ian Gallanar ’87 has been elected vice president and president-elect of the Shakespeare Theatre Association. (8/3/2017 11:23:56 AM)
Bill Diskin ’87, M’90 recently ran into Gail Smith-Arrants ’73 at the Cannon School in North Carolina. (8/3/2017 10:42:26 AM)
The Center for Online Education recently featured Anthony Buffone ’96, ’98 on its website. (8/3/2017 10:29:31 AM)
Michele McEvoy O’Leary ’94 was keynote speaker for the 2017 IUP Student Accounting Association dinner. (8/3/2017 10:17:02 AM)
Wendy Schanck Truby ’84 and Chris Truby ’85 hosted a 33-year reunion in West Virginia. (8/3/2017 9:52:31 AM)
Tim Hayes ’82 has published his second book, Growing Up Giffin: Reflections of a Happy Steeltown Boyhood. (8/3/2017 9:22:30 AM)
A national association has honored Annemarie Vaccaro M’96 for her contributions to literature and research. (8/2/2017 4:22:54 PM)
Saint Vincent College honored Nancy Rottler M’00, D’13 for her leadership of the college’s Opportunity, Act 101, and Student Support Services program. (8/2/2017 4:07:10 PM)
Keith Henderson ’81 has been appointed chief of the Whitehall Borough Police Department. (8/2/2017 3:34:08 PM)
More than 40 attended the IUP Ice Hockey Club’s 2017 reunion weekend, organizer Paul Bucher ’81 reported. (8/2/2017 12:54:39 PM)
Lisa Jornov Leong ’02 is in charge of concessions at the San Francisco 49ers’ home stadium. (8/2/2017 12:27:01 PM)
The American Heart Association has named Amy Shope Manzi ’02 its director of grassroots advocacy. (8/2/2017 11:50:46 AM)
Michael Caruso ’80 has received the IUP Hospitality Management Department’s first Allen Woods ’50 Alumni Achievement Award. (8/2/2017 11:32:11 AM)
Author Randall Silvis M’76 has released a new Ryan DeMarco mystery, Two Days Gone. (8/1/2017 4:57:39 PM)
Rachel Martin ’13 married Edward Gavett ’13 on May 12, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (8/1/2017 4:28:20 PM)
Lumsden & McCormick, LLP, of New York, named Megan Morris ’14 a senior accountant. (8/1/2017 4:12:50 PM)
Liam Mitchell M’70 starred with his wife, Barbara Bleier, in a short film, Sunset. (8/1/2017 4:01:52 PM)
Longwood University professor James Jordan ’64 received the 2017 Virginia Social Science Scholar of the Year Award. (8/1/2017 3:41:14 PM)