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Lee Receives HHS Outstanding Research Award

Daniel Lee, professor and chairperson of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5, 2021.

Scarton Receives HHS Outstanding Teacher Award

Karen Scarton, associate professor in the Interior Design program within the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5, 2021.

Shiring Receives HHS Outstanding Advising Award

Stephen Shiring, professor in the Department of Hospitality Management, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5, 2021. 

Brown Receives HHS Outstanding Service Award

Sarah Brown, associate professor in the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5, 2021. 

HHS Alumni Honored as Inductees into Hall of Distinction

Nine IUP alumni were honored as inductees into the College of Health and Human Services Hall of Distinction during a virtual awards ceremony held on Thursday, April 22, 2021. The honorees have achieved exemplary professional success, accomplished productive citizenship, are committed to others, and serve as role models of success.

Health and Human Services Plans for Spring 2021

The faculty and staff of the College of Health and Human Services look forward to seeing students in a few weeks, either personally or virtually. Our goals during this unique time are to minimize the health risk, while continuing to provide high-quality programs that focus on student success and support.

Virtual 5K Benefits IUP Food Pantry

The College of Health and Human Services’ Service Committee and the Office of Alumni and Friends are co-hosting a virtual walk/run 5k starting Saturday, November 21, through Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Participants can choose to run or walk the 5k at any location of their choice. All registration proceeds benefit the IUP Food Pantry.

Culinary Arts Chefs Published in Journal of Culinary Education Best Practice, Special COVID-19 Edition

The Center for Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) recently published a COVID-19 special edition of their Journal for Culinary Education Best Practices, which highlights the many challenges that culinary educators are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The College of Health and Human Services announce that two of our faculty, Chef Thomas Barnes and Chef Melinda McIsaac, were selected for publication in this Special Edition, Volume 3, Issue 1.

Health and Human Services Plans for Fall 2020

The faculty and staff of the College of Health and Human Services looks forward to seeing students in a few weeks, either personally or virtually. Our goals during this unique time are to minimize the health risk, while continuing to provide high-quality programs that focus on student success and support.

Katchmarchi Featured in NY Times Article on Drowning Prevention

Adam Katchmarchi, executive director of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance and assistant professor of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, provided expertise for the article “Children May Be At Higher Risk of Drowning This Summer.”

Kim Receives HHS Outstanding Teacher Recognition

Bitna Kim, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, received the 2019–20 Outstanding Teaching Award at the College of Health and Human Services’ 30th annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 7, 2020. 

Wachter Receives SGSR and HHS Outstanding Research Recognition

Jan Wachter received the 2019–20 Outstanding Researcher award at the College of Health and Human Services’ annual awards recognition, held virtually on May 7, 2020, and was recently selected to receive the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research, sponsored virtually by the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Stenger Receives HHS Outstanding Service Recognition

Leslie Stenger, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, was recognized during a virtual Zoom ceremony in the College of Health and Human Services as the recipient of the 2019–20 Outstanding Service Award.

Lewis Receives HHS Outstanding Academic Advisement Recognition

John Lewis was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ 30th annual awards, held virtually on May 7, 2020, with the 2019–20 Outstanding Academic Advisement Award.