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EdD Alumnus Bill Fox Named Vice President at Antioch College

December 17, 2021
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Pitt School of Education alum Bill Fox (EdD '20) was recently appointed as the vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Antioch College.

EdD Alumna Stephanie Fiely Advances New Manufacturing Assistance Program

December 10, 2021
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Alumna Stephanie Fiely's dissertation laid the foundation for the Swanson School of Engineering’s new Manufacturing Assistance Center (MAC) at Pitt Titusville. 

Alumni Spotlight: Luke Novosel Finds Career Success From Pitt Exercise Science

December 8, 2021
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Luke Novosel is a 2014 alumnus of the the B.S in Exercise Science program,a 2018 graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Pittsburgh, and now works for the New York Mets as a Minor League Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer. In this Q&A, Luke talks about being a student in the Exercise Science program. 

Alumni Spotlight: Connor Keenan Excels in Sports Performance

December 2, 2021
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Connor Keenan is a 2020 graduate of the B.S. in Exercise Science program and is currently pursuing his master’s in health and human services at Youngstown State University while serving as the Director of Sports Performance for the Women’s Basketball team. In the Q&A, he discusses why he pursued a degree in exercise science and his internship experiences at Robert Morris University and...

Alumni Spotlight: Trung Bui’s Success with Pitt Education Leads to Physical Therapy School

November 30, 2021
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Trung Bui is a 2021 graduate of the B.S. in Exercise Science program and is a first-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. In this Q&A, he discusses his internship with the Jewish Community Center  and how Pitt prepared him for physical therapy school.

Alumni Spotlight: Seven Hours in the Operating Room Inspires Samantha Giangrasso to Pursue Medicine

November 15, 2021
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Samatha Giangrasso is a 2021 graduate of the Master of Science in Clinical Physiology program. In the Q&A, she shares a life-changing experience through an internship placement at UPMC.

Alumni Spotlight: Kotaro Tamura’s Impactful Internship with the Children’s Institute

November 15, 2021
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Kotaro Tamura is a 2019 graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program. In this Q&A, he discusses his internship experience at the Children’s Institute and how Pitt’s program prepared him to become a physical therapist.

Alumni Spotlight: Rebecca Ocel’s Pathway to Becoming a Physical Therapist

November 11, 2021
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Rebecca Ocel is a 2016 alumna of the the B.S in Exercise Science program and is a 2020 graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Pittsburgh. In this Q&A, Rebecca talks about being a student in the Exercise Science program, her internship experience with P3R.

Alumni Spotlight: Christine Sperdute’s Internships Lead to Job in Health Programming and Promotion

November 11, 2021
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Christine Sperdute is a 2014 almna of the B.S. in Exercise Science  program and a 2015 graduate of the Master of Science in Health and Physical Activity Programming and Promotion. In this Q&A she discusses how Pitt’s programs helped her in her career goals.

Alumni Spotlight: Jordan Salsberry’s Experiences Led to Occupational Therapy

November 10, 2021
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Jordan Salsberry is a 2014 graduate of the B.S in Exercise Science program. In this Q&A, she talks about how the University of Pittsburgh prepared her for her career as an Occupational Therapist and her impactful internship experience at the Children’s Institute. 

Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Godoy’s Education Featured MLB Draft Combine Experience

November 3, 2021
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Jessica Godoy is a 2021 graduate of the Master in Health and Physical Activity Programming and Promotion program. In this Q&A, she talks about her internship with Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and participating in Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Draft League Combine. 

PhD Alumnus Adam Alvarez Receives AERA Research Award

September 29, 2021
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Adam Alvarez, a 2018 alum of the PhD Social and Comparative Analysis program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, has received the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 2021 Review of Research Award for his article, “Seeing Race in the Research on Youth Trauma and Education.”

Four from Pitt Education Selected for Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40 Awards

September 14, 2021
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Two University of Pittsburgh School of Education students, one alumna, and a staff member were recognized in Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP’s 2021 40 Under 40 Awards.

Higher Education Alumna Lynnea Lombardi Awarded Fulbright Grant to South Korea

June 8, 2021
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Lynnea Lombardi, a new graduate of the higher education Master of Education program at Pitt Education, was awarded a 2021 English Teaching Assistant Award to South Korea from the U.S. Department of State Fulbright Program.

Alumna Brianna Ross Named 2021-22 Maryland Teacher of the Year

May 21, 2021
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Middle school teacher Brianna Ross (BS ’14, MEd ’15) received the 2021-2022 Maryland Teacher of the Year Award.

New Baldwin-Whitehall School Named After Pitt Education Alum Randal Lutz

May 21, 2021
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Baldwin-Whitehall Superintendent Randal Lutz (BS ’90, MEd ’96, EdD ’04) will have the district's new elementary school named in his honor. 

Mackenzie Brown Awarded Fulbright Grant to Laos

March 22, 2021
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Alumna Mackenzie Brown received a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Laos. She is one of a record 15 students from Pitt to receive 2020 Fulbright awards.

PhD Graduate Wins National Science Award for Dissertation

March 11, 2021
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Eben Witherspoon (PhD '20) is the recipient of the 2021 NARST Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. He was recognized for his study of gender inequity in medical school. 

Meet the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

March 8, 2021
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The Pitt School of Education has selected 13 noteworthy educators for its 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Giving When It Counts the Most

February 15, 2021
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Alumni Renée Goldman and Richard Goldman gave $3 million to establish an endowed dean's chair in the school. During the pandemic, they took the extraordinary step of paying off the cash portion of their gift early.

Alumna Receives ACTFL Award for World Language Teacher Education

December 3, 2020
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Kristin Davin, a 2011 alumna of the PhD in Foreign Language Education program at the Pitt School of Education, has received the 2020 Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). 

Alumna Provides Bridge in Community College Access and Success

October 2, 2020
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Pitt EdD graduate Ashlie Prioleau is changing the lives of community college transfer students. She is the executive director of the nationally known ADVANCE program at George Mason University and the Northern Virginia Community College.

Alum Named Pitt’s Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

August 25, 2020
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Clyde Pickett, a 2017 graduate of the Doctor of Education (EdD) program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, began his new role as Pitt’s Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in July 2020. 

EdD Spotlight: Leveling up in Higher Ed Leadership

August 24, 2020
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David Beck earned his EdD from the Pitt School of Education to help him grow as a higher education administrator. He is now the chair of the Physician Assistant Studies Department at Pitt's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.