Armstrong County campus Hall of Distinction inductees Mindy Knappenberger and Stephen Abel, center, with IUP President Michael Driscoll, left, and Richard Muth, director of the Northpointe campus. Photo: Keith Boyer
IUP recently marked the 50th anniversary of its Armstrong County campus, which started in Kittanning and since 2005 has been known as IUP at Northpointe. As part of the celebration, four IUP graduates who had their start at the Armstrong County campus were inducted into the campus’s Hall of Distinction: Stephen Abel ’73, a retired Army colonel and now director for Veteran and Military Programs and Services at Rutgers University; Mindy Mull Knappenberger ’78, M’81, executive director of the Armstrong County Community Foundation; Richard McMaster ’72, M’74, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) advocate and project management thought leader for IBM University Programs Worldwide; and David Reddecliff ’82, director of Administration for the majority leader in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
In light of the campus’s 50th anniversary, Harrison Wick, IUP Special Collections librarian and university archivist, would like to identify these students from the Armstrong County campus’s early days in the mid-’60s. Contact Wick by e-mail at email@example.com.
Mine Mapping Grant
IUP was chosen in June to receive more than $484,000 through the Department of Environmental Protection’s Mine Map Grant Program to help digitize the state’s mine maps. The university’s Institute for Mine Mapping, Archival Procedures, and Safety will scan almost 11,000 mine maps and enter the information into a database for its portion of the project.
Joyce Ritenour Fairman ’76, M’84, president of the Fairman Family Foundation and part owner of the Fairman Corporation, both in DuBois, was appointed to the IUP Council of Trustees in October. Her term will extend through October 2019.
Leah Barbera, a Psychology major from Mechanicsburg, was selected for the Benjamin A. Gilman study abroad scholarship and the Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant. The awards are funding her study in Sweden at Karstad University, an IUP partner institution.
More from the Fall-Winter 2013 Issue of IUP Magazine
As shrinking high school class sizes take their toll on student enrollment, IUP must rely on innovation to weather the challenge
Mike Barnett came to IUP to grow musically. Twenty years later, the CU-Boulder faculty member has enlisted the help of an IUP mentor on his latest project—a fusion of metal, rock, and jazz
Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?
As thousands of alumni returned to campus in October to celebrate Homecoming 2013, they continued a tradition that has spanned eight decades
Since the start of the Fall semester, students have had access to a new gymnasium adjacent to the Hadley Union Building
Women are no longer outsiders in distance running, even in races beyond 100 miles, due in part to the trailblazing Marcy Schwam