Recipients of the 2014 Young Alumni Achievement Awards with President Driscoll. The award recipients spoke with classes as part of their visit to campus in November.
Michael Jarvis discussed opportunities in the shale gas industry with a hydrogeology class.
Young Alumni Achievement
Six graduates of the last 15 years were honored in November with Young Alumni Achievement Awards. The
IUP Ambassadors, a student group that supports the
Alumni Relations office, sponsors the awards program. The 2014 recipients, one from each academic college, are as follows:
Accolades for Criminology Graduate Programs
U.S. News & World Report ranked IUP’s online
Master of Arts in Criminology program among the top 10 online graduate criminal justice programs in the nation. Selection criteria included new-student retention rate, student engagement, and faculty credentials and training.
Recognition for the department also came in the form of a study, “Publication Productivity of Criminologists,” published in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education last fall. The study’s authors, Ellen Cohn and David Farrington, investigated the productivity of members of the American Society of Criminology in terms of their scholarly publishing in criminology journals.
While there are 47 doctoral programs in criminology and criminal justice in the United States, graduates of IUP’s PhD in Criminology program made up 10 percent of the top 50 scholars cited in the study for 2010–11. Department chair Robert Mutchnick described the results as “a strong statement about how our graduates are prepared to compete.”
Program alumni on the list of top scholars were George Higgins D’01; Brian Payne ’88, M’90, D’93; Shaun Gabbidon D’96; Tina Freiburger D’07; and Catherine Marcum D’08.
Service to Veterans Recognized
The university received two recent honors for its services for veterans. The Military Times media group selected the
Eberly College of Business and Information Technology for its 2015 listing of “Best for Vets: Business Schools.” The ranking is based on culture and curriculum that cater to veterans and scores from an 80-question analysis of the school’s complete offerings for veterans. In addition, the publication Military Advanced Education recognized IUP as an “MAE 2015 Top School.” Institutions were judged on categories that included military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support, and online support services.
With the help of botanists, arborists, faculty and staff members, students, and many other supporters, this beloved campus landmark is returning to the beauty of years past.
Nearly 900 strong, the international student population at IUP is enhancing the learning experience for everyone.
President Driscoll discusses how IUP is preparing students to respond to the pivotal issues of today and tomorrow, such as energy independence.
Selected IUP faculty respond to the question:"As it relates to your academic discipline, what specific historical event is the most underestimated in terms of its impact on society?"
Using hammers, paint brushes, bats, and baseballs, a number of IUP student-athletes have helped build villages—and spirit—in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
For alumni and students seeking careers, IUP offers help in many forms. Among the most effective is connecting them with other alumni.