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A battle with ovarian cancer inspired Megan Allshouse Pomputius ’05, M’09 to write a children’s book. (7/22/2016 4:41:05 PM)
When Rose Huber ’07 married Morgan Kelly, many IUP friends were in attendance. (7/22/2016 4:13:34 PM)
After 33 years of service, Rear Admiral CJ Jaynes ’79, M’82 has retired from the US Navy. (7/22/2016 3:30:56 PM)
Ross Brightwell ’78, M’79, known for his years of volunteer service to the IUP Marching Band, died in March 2016. (7/22/2016 2:54:32 PM)
Former lacrosse teammates Jackie Rutkowski ’07 and Kate Athing ’10, now college coaches, met in an exhibition. (7/22/2016 1:45:27 PM)
Matt Babcock D’09 published his first poetry collection, Points of Reference. (7/22/2016 1:32:06 PM)
Rita Pisani Potter ’76 is teaching a new gardening course at Frederick Community College.  (7/22/2016 1:09:14 PM)
Patricia Conoway ’73 published Listening with My Eyes, an account of her horsemanship and caregiver journeys. (7/22/2016 11:43:50 AM)
Natalie Palamides ’12 is the voice of Buttercup on The Powerpuff Girls animated television series. (7/22/2016 11:24:58 AM)
A Peace Corps volunteer in Gambia, Allison Braithwaite ’15 is working to improve schools. (7/22/2016 11:05:45 AM)
Retired IUP professor David Truby, Ed Bouchette ’73, and John Esposito ’78 have “frequent homecomings.” (7/22/2016 10:41:14 AM)
Barry Gasdek ’64 was named to the inaugural class of the US Army Cadet Command’s Army ROTC National Hall of Fame. (7/20/2016 4:46:20 PM)
Margaret Judge Amoroso ’79 was sworn in as Delaware County Court of Common Pleas judge in January. (4/18/2016 4:52:50 PM)
Dale Hosack ’81 has been elected to Special Olympics Texas’s board of directors. (4/18/2016 4:36:27 PM)
Ray Neverovich ’82 has been elected 2016 president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati. (4/18/2016 4:26:00 PM)
Thomas Grogan ’77 was named to the board of directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities. (4/18/2016 4:12:01 PM)
The International College of Dentists presented Camille Kostelac-Cherry ’76 with an honorary fellowship. (4/18/2016 3:58:20 PM)
Beth Verscharen Carey ’83 challenges teens’ basic life skills with new book. (4/18/2016 2:46:20 PM)
John Hare ’89 has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Civil Procedural Rules Committee. (4/18/2016 2:28:28 PM)
Pianist Donna Coleman ’74 links diverse styles in new album, The Lost Lady. (4/18/2016 1:32:49 PM)
Michele Dougherty Papakie ’93 received the Octavius V. Catto Award for outstanding public service. (4/18/2016 12:58:34 PM)
Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates has promoted Michele Ratcliffe Renz ’93 to director. (4/18/2016 12:45:54 PM)
Among the recipients of the Pitt nursing school’s Cameos of Caring award were Christy West ’98, Breanne Giron Gray ’07, M’12, Lesley Rehak M’14, and Sandra Toy M’08. (4/18/2016 11:30:16 AM)
Ralph Barone ’73, fellow alumni from the early 1970s, and friends gathered in Indiana for their second annual reunion. (4/15/2016 3:00:12 PM)
Aarhus University in Denmark presented John Kopchick ’72, M’75 with an honorary doctorate in medicine. (4/15/2016 2:33:51 PM)
Five other IUP alumni join Ron Ploucha ’71 on the Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle. His daughter Jillian Ploucha Knox ’01 even held her wedding reception at Gobbler’s Knob. (4/15/2016 11:53:32 AM)
Friends from the late ’60s at IUP gathered to celebrate the 67th birthday of James Colaianne ’70. (4/15/2016 11:26:16 AM)
Derek Detar ’08 married Melody Diehl in October 2014, and a year later, they had a daughter. (4/15/2016 10:00:51 AM)
Paul Ben-Zvi, IUP professor emeritus of art, met performers Megan Miller ’09 and Veronica Wilt ’11 aboard the cruise ship Regatta. (4/15/2016 9:25:10 AM)
After 45 years, Karen Binkley ’71, M ’76, D’97, Linda Anthony DeCaspers ’71, and Barbara Brecker got together for a visit to campus. (4/14/2016 5:01:17 PM)