IUP Alumni Association Announces New Board Appointments, Officers

Posted on 9/15/2015 5:11:02 PM

Three new members have joined the IUP Alumni Association Board of Directors, and four new officers have been elected for the 2015–16 school year. The new members will attend their first board meeting on October 2.

Jerome Brown ’97; Tonya Hsiung ’00, M’03; and Michael Bodolosky ’72, M’78 join the group of dedicated alumni who, as board members, help to create new opportunities and connections for IUP students and alumni. Phillip Carrai ’83, John Ninosky ’93, Tracy Settle ’80, and Rebecca Pounds Szwalek ’01 will serve as president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary, respectively.

Brown, Hsiung, and Bodolosky replace outgoing members Thomas Costello ’88, Elaine Tselepis Sheetz ’71, and Pamela Sledge-Coley ’97.

See the full board listing.

Brown earned his BS in communications media in 1997. As a student, he was active with WIUP-TV and The Entertainment Networking and was a peer tutor at the Writing Center. After earning a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh, he became a development associate at Pitt. Currently, he serves as a defense analyst with the U.S. Government Accountability Office. He is involved with the Montgomery County Road Runners Club, Montgomery County Office of the Inspector General Advisory Board, Young Government Leaders, and Blacks in Government. While in Pittsburgh, he assisted with planning IUP alumni activities continued in the same capacity after moving to the Washington, D.C. area. Brown and his wife, Jill Dash, are the parents of Maya. 

Hsiung earned her BSEd in mathematics education in 2000. During her undergraduate years, she worked in the Financial Aid office and served as the president of IUP Ambassadors, which led her to stay at IUP and obtaining her master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education. She now serves as the assistant director of Financial Aid at Franklin and Marshall College. She has served as an adjunct faculty member with the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators and was a member of the Financial Aid Office staff at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. She holds memberships in several student financial aid organizations and received a Distinguished Service Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators in 2012. Hsiung has stayed involved with IUP by assisting with reunion planning and mentoring students, among others. She and her husband, Danny, are the parents of Alana and reside in Lancaster.

Bodolosky earned a BSEd degree in music education in 1972 and a master’s degree in 1978. He currently is the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center’s executive director and serves as a music instructor at the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves as UPJ’s band and jazz ensemble director and conductor. The retired Fine Arts Department chair and band director in the Richland School District, he received the Pennsylvania Music Educator Association’s Citation of Excellence in Teaching in 2011, 2002, and 1987. He is listed numerous times in Who’s Who Among American Teachers. In 2014, he performed as guest artist with the IUP Jazz Ensembles and the Alumni Jazz Band during the annual alumni jazz reunion. Throughout the weekend he taught and mentored students. He has participated in various reunion groups and consults with the faculty in the IUP College of Fine Arts. He and his wife, Glenna, reside in Johnstown and are the parents of Zachary.