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What we need is voter responsibility | News, Sports, Jobs

About the editor: There is so much noise around right now “Right to vote”. Let us now consider “Voter Responsibility”. While it is the responsibility of every citizen to vote, it is an even greater responsibility to vote intelligently with a reasonably clear and complete understanding of the real issues, as opposed to the nonsensical […]

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About the editor:

There is so much noise around right now “Right to vote”.

Let us now consider “Voter Responsibility”.

While it is the responsibility of every citizen to vote, it is an even greater responsibility to vote intelligently with a reasonably clear and complete understanding of the real issues, as opposed to the nonsensical and highly weird versions that are intended to mislead and deceive and which are endless being hyped and force-fed by special interests, typically but not exclusively by Big Wealth.

Some of the right-wing media should focus entirely on The Comedy Hour! Unfortunately, some are even worse and nearing total crime and riot!

In the past, the right appropriately appealed its honest positions to the electorate, but more recently the right has been corrupted – initially only in a subordinate way, à la Soapman Reagan, but now in a critical way, using the example of Trumpoison. You are now endangering the cohesion of our ailing nation, a la 2021 06.01.

So let’s temporarily drop the tattered banner of electoral rights until we have fully respected the concept of electoral responsibility – not to mention that politicians of ALL stripes practice what could be called campaign honor. Just imagine that.

Allen N. Wollscheidt

Cape Coral

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About the editor: There is so much noise around right now “Right to vote”. Let us now consider “Voter Responsibility”. While it is the responsibility of every citizen to vote, it is an even greater responsibility to vote intelligently with a reasonably clear and complete understanding of the real issues, as opposed to the nonsensical […]

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What we need is voter responsibility | News, Sports, Jobs

About the editor:

There is so much noise around right now “Right to vote”.

Let us now consider “Voter Responsibility”.

While it is the responsibility of every citizen to vote, it is an even greater responsibility to vote intelligently with a reasonably clear and complete understanding of the real issues, as opposed to the nonsensical and highly weird versions that are intended to mislead and deceive and which are endless being hyped and force-fed by special interests, typically but not exclusively by Big Wealth.

Some of the right-wing media should focus entirely on The Comedy Hour! Unfortunately, some are even worse and nearing total crime and riot!

In the past, the right appropriately appealed its honest positions to the electorate, but more recently the right has been corrupted – initially only in a subordinate way, à la Soapman Reagan, but now in a critical way, using the example of Trumpoison. You are now endangering the cohesion of our ailing nation, a la 2021 06.01.

So let’s temporarily drop the tattered banner of electoral rights until we have fully respected the concept of electoral responsibility – not to mention that politicians of ALL stripes practice what could be called campaign honor. Just imagine that.

Allen N. Wollscheidt

Cape Coral

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Berks' Best 2021 judges | Berks-best

Berks’ Best judges come from business, nonprofits and academia. We’ve asked these working professionals and experts in their fields to represent our community in selecting the winners of this academic award project. They take the task seriously, spending countless hours reviewing applications and interviewing finalists. We appreciate their contributions. We could not produce Berks’ Best […]

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Berks' Best 2021 judges | Berks-best

Berks’ Best judges come from business, nonprofits and academia. We’ve asked these working professionals and experts in their fields to represent our community in selecting the winners of this academic award project. They take the task seriously, spending countless hours reviewing applications and interviewing finalists. We appreciate their contributions. We could not produce Berks’ Best without them.

Business



Mark Dolinski



Mark D. Dolinski is vice president of training and professional development for the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance. Dolinski holds a Master of Business Administration degree in quality leadership from St. Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, Maine; a bachelor’s degree in marketing from West Chester University; and an associate degree in business administration from Reading Area Community College and three associate degrees in insurance from Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.



Kevin K Murphy 2019 Berks County Community Foundation vertical

Kevin K. Murphy, president of Berks County Community Foundation.

Kevin K. Murphy is president of the Berks County Community Foundation. He joined BCCF as its first employee in 1994. He supervises the business and operations of the foundation and serves on its board of directors. A State College native, Murphy graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and business. He holds a Master of Science degree in community leadership from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.



Berks' Best 2020 judge Robert Wert

Robert Wert



Robert Wert holds an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in business from Pennsylvania State University. In addition, he completed the Securities Industry Institute program sponsored by the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Wert has been with Wells Fargo Advisors and predecessor companies for more than 25 years. Wert founded the Wert Investment Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors.

Communications



Berks' Best judge 2021 Kristina Fennelly

Dr. Kristina Fennelly, assistant professor Kutztown University Department of English

Dr. Kristina Fennelly has taught composition, professional writing, and gender studies courses at Kutztown University since the fall of 2012. As an assistant professor, her research and teaching interests include the study of non-adversarial approaches to argument, deliberative discourse, and listening rhetoric. Guided by a strong commitment to first-year writers, Fennelly currently serves as co-chair for the KU English Department’s honors and awards committee, as well as vice-president of the Pennsylvania College English Association.



Dave Kline 2018

Dave Kline

David Kline is an award-winning Berks County businessman, radio and television personality, writer, photographer, composer and entertainer who has worked in the entertainment industry most of his life. He is a voting member of the National Association of Recording Arts & Sciences as well as a member of the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association.



Karin Mallett, WFMZ

Karin Mallett, WFMZ



Karin Mallett has been with WFMZ-TV 69 News since 2003 as the co-anchor of the “Saturday Sunrise: 69 News at Sunrise Weekend Edition” and as a feature and special assignment reporter. While with WFMZ, Mallett developed her popular travel series, “One Tank Trip” which can be seen on the Berks Edition every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Mallett began her television news career as a writer and producer for CNBC’s nightly consumer program ?Steals & Deals.? Mallett serves on the board of directors of the American Red Cross Tri-County Chapter. She was born and raised in New Jersey and is a graduate of New York University. 

Computer Science



James P. Bitler Weidenhammer Marketing Communications Manager 2018

James P. Bitler



James Bitler is marketing communications manager for Weidenhammer in Wyomissing and has been marketing IT solutions for the firm for more than 21 years. He is responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of Weidenhammer’s marketing communications strategies, and public relations activities. He has nearly 40 years of marketing experience in the banking, health care and technology industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Kutztown University.



Michelle Neiswender

Michelle Neiswender



Michelle Neiswender is product unit manager for Weidenhammer?s educational solutions division. With 26 years of management/leadership experience, associate degree in business management and accounting, Neiswender expanded her education at Penn State University. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership. She manages an innovative team, with lots of skills, talent, and experience across multiple states.



Mark Werner Weidenhammer 2018

Mark Werner



Mark Werner is client experience and compliance manager with Weidenhammer. He has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry and has held roles in sales, project management, software training, consulting and operations management. He leads the company?s efforts to enhance client experience while ensuring their teams adhere to IT compliance requirements in delivering solutions. Werner has received numerous industry certifications and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University.

Foreign languages



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Dr. M. Karen Jogan, professor of Spanish at Albright College, holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Spanish from Temple University as well as master’s degrees in English education and instructional technology. She has received two Fulbright awards as senior lecturer in theoretical and applied linguistics in Peru and Chile.



Christine Coleman Núñez

Christine Coleman Núñez

Dr. Christine Coleman Núñez is chair of the Department of Modern Language Studies at Kutztown University (May 2014 to present). She has a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Temple University in Spanish and is a specialist in linguistics and second language acquisition. In addition to teaching a wide range of courses in Spanish, she also teaches the English as a Second Language certificate program at Kutztown University. Her current research focus is on community-based learning and engaged scholarship.

Dr. Patricia Pacifico has a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of Puerto Rico. She taught English as a second language for 15 years at the Inter American University, San Juan campus, where she also served as associate academic dean. She taught Spanish part time at Albright College for 12 years. She was awarded two Fulbright lectureships on grant writing. She has taught in the ESL program administered by Reading Area Community College and in the Seniors College program at Alvernia University.

Mathematics



Bill Bateman Berks' Best judge

Bill Bateman 

Bill Bateman is professor emeritus and retired chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Kutztown University. He completed his undergraduate work at Ursinus College and his graduate work at Ohio State University, University of California at Santa Barbara and Lehigh University. He taught at KU for 41 years.



Dr. Brian Buerke

Dr. Brian Buerke



Dr. Brian Buerke is associate professor of physics and chairperson of the physics department at Albright College. Buerke earned his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, where he specialized in high-intensity laser physics and worked on a Nobel Prize-winning laser system. Since joining the Albright faculty, he has worked extensively in local education, serving as president of the Reading School District board of directors, president of the Reading Public Museum, and as a founding board member of the Reading Science Center.



Berks' Best 2021 Selvi Jagadesan

Selvi Jagadesan, professor of mathematics at Penn State Berks

Selvi Jagadesan is a lecturer in mathematics at Penn State Berks. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from Bharathiyar University, Tamilnadu, India. She manages and advises the International Club at Penn State Berks. She is also an active committee member in ?Careers with Math Options,? a career exploration conference for seventh-grade girls interested in careers involving math, science, engineering and related fields.

Performing arts



Berks' Best 2021 judge Charles Chuck Ebersole

Charles Ebersole



Charles Ebersole earned his Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Indiana University of PA and a master’s degree in tuba performance from Temple University, and has over 30 hours of continuing study credits in music education and wind band conducting. He served as director of the Fleetwood Area High School bands for 34 years before retiring in 2019. He now directs the Ringgold Band of Reading, one of our nation?s oldest concert bands.



Meet the judges who evaluated the 2018 Berks' Best nominees

Shari Gleason-Mayrhofer is the horn instructor at Kutztown University and executive director of the Friends of Chamber Music of Reading.

Shari Gleason-Mayrhofer earned degrees in horn performance and music theory from Oberlin College Conservatory, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Georgia State University in Atlanta. Gleason-Mayrhofer performs with the Mainstreet Brass, Fyve Woodwind Quintet and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia, and she is the executive director of the Friends of Chamber Music of Reading. Gleason-Mayrhofer is the horn instructor at Kutztown University and a staff accompanist.



Beverly Houck

Beverly Houck

Beverly Houck is the artistic director of the Yocum Institute for Arts Education where she produces, directs, teaches and leads Yocum’s community outreach through school residencies and workshops in all art forms. Houck studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical theater from The University of the Arts. She was a resident actor and assistant to the artistic director at Hedgerow Theatre from 1994 to 1997, she then pursued her theater career regionally and in New York City. Houck has performed onstage, in film and television.

Science/Environment



Berks' Best 2020 judge Rosemarie Chinni

Dr. Rosemarie Chinni



Dr. Rosemarie C. Chinni holds a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County. She is the math and science department chair and a professor of forensic science/chemistry at Alvernia University, where she teaches analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis and physical chemistry I & II. She serves as academic adviser to the Science Association and has been involving students in undergraduate research pertaining to analytical chemistry.



Dr. Tami Mysliwiec

Dr. Tami Mysliwiec



Dr. Tami Mysliwiec is an associate professor of biology at Penn State Berks. She holds a doctorate in microbiology and immunology from Drexel University. Her postdoctoral work was at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Her current research focuses on understanding how viruses alter host cell patterns of gene expression. She teaches classes ranging from introductory biology to biochemistry and cancer biology. She also is first-year seminar coordinator at the college.

Dr. Justin L. Smoyer  is an assistant professor of experimental physics and engineering at Kutztown University. He earned a doctorate in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Kutztown University. He is the founder and director of the department’s technology and prototyping laboratory and of the nanoscale thermal sciences laboratory.

Social Studies



Berks' Best 2021 Karen Miller judge

Karen Miller

Karen A. Miller is a senior fellow at the Berks County Community Foundation. A former two-term mayor of the City of Reading, she has served in senior executive positions in state and federal governments as well as the Pennsylvania Economy League, a non-partisan public policy and research organization. Elected as a fellow of the National Association of Public Administration and as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania, Miller received  a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Indiana University (Bloomington) and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Albright College.



Berks' Best 2020 judge John Pankratz

John Pankratz



Dr. John R. Pankratz is chairman of the history department at Albright College, as well as an avid actor, photographer and cellist. In 2005, he created ?Faces of Reading: 1000 Portraits of a City,? a project he revisited in 2015. He served as a Fulbright lecturer in Besancon, France and Dakar, Senegal, and teaches courses in both American and African history at Albright.



Meet the judges who evaluated the 2018 Berks' Best nominees Victoria Williams

Dr. Victoria Williams



Dr. Victoria Williams is a professor of political science at Alvernia University. She is a graduate of Twin Valley High School and has a bachelor’s degree from Lynchburg College, a master’s from Baylor University, and a master’s and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include post-conflict reconciliation, foreign policy and political communication. Williams serves as the director of Alvernia’s Honors Program.

Taylor Seitzinger Award for Community Service



Frances A. Aitken Berks County Community Foundation

Frances A. “Franki” Aitken



Frances A. Aitken is senior vice president for finance and operations for the Berks County Community Foundation. Aitken was a senior audit manager specializing in nonprofit audits for KPMG in Philadelphia. After KPMG, Aitken worked as a contracted fiscal officer to various companies, including BCCF, which she joined full time in 1998. Aitken received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Widener University, Chester, and is a certified public accountant. She is a trustee of the Law Foundation of Berks County and is the treasurer as well as on the board of Centro Hispano.



Berks' Best judge and Berks County Commissioner Michael Rivera

Michael Rivera



Michael Rivera is a Berks County Commissioner and a real estate professional at Keller Williams Platinum Realty in Spring Township. He resides in Bern Township with his wife Zylkia, and his children, Andre and Adriana. Growing up in Puerto Rico, Rivera graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus, with a bachelor?s degree in business administration. He later earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Kutztown University. He was a small business owner and spent more than seven years in the banking industry. He also worked as assistant vice president of business services at the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Tammy L. Seitzinger LoRusso is the mother of Taylor Seitzinger, in whose memory the Taylor Seitzinger Award for Community Service is named. She resides in Shoemakersville with her husband, Frank LoRusso, and their three children. Taylor Nicole Seitzinger died following a car accident in March 2009. Taylor was a senior at Hamburg High School and was a high honors student and a three-sport athlete who was planning to pursue her dream at DeSales University to become a physician assistant and to play soccer. Seitzinger LoRusso has been employed by Tom Schaeffer’s RV Super Store as the office manager for 38 years. She is a volunteer with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Visual arts



Berks' Best 2021 Mark Baldridge visual arts judge

Mark Baldridge, assistant professor of art and computer science at Albright College

Mark Baldridge is an assistant professor of art and computer science at Albright College. He is an artist and an educator who has performed across parts of southern India and in the Blue Mountains of Australia, taught interactive and digital design in Mexico and South Korea and explored virtual reality and game design since 2004. He says he believes that teaching and learning are about more than conveying mere information: Techniques, technologies ? these each have their myriad of YouTube videos.



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Lynn Millar

Lynn Millar is a self-employed artist. Her work has been included in Pennsylvania Watercolor Society show, Baltimore Watercolor Society show and the Philadelphia Water Color Society show and she is a juried, signature member of those societies. She also has been juried into many other shows including national competitions at the GoggleWorks, Banana Factory, Ambre’ Studio, Perkiomen Valley Art Center and more. In those shows she has won multiple placings, including first place and best in show. Her work has been sold into collections around the world, as far away as Australia. 

Peter Rampson  is an associate professor of graphic arts and curator of the Miller Art Gallery at Alvernia University. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Industrial Design degree from North Carolina State University. He works in traditional and digital media and designs furniture.

Vocational/Technical Skills



Chip Lambdin

Chip Lambdin

Chip Lambdin is a retired Berks Career & Technology Center vocational/special education teacher serving 36 years in various positions. He is also a retired clinical therapist from Concern Inc. where he was employed for 14 years specializing in therapy for at-risk teens and children with special needs. He currently spends his days traveling with his wife Debbie Lambdin and volunteering for Big Brothers/Sisters and Special Olympics. He holds Master of Arts and Master of Education degrees.

Patricia Nies has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary/special education K-12 from West Chester University and was a special education teacher at Reading High School from 1980 to 1995. She then served as a special needs facilitator at Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center from 1996 to 2017 before retiring.

Laurel Schaeffer was an educator for more than 30 years teaching special education at Kids Peace and in the Reading School District. She also was an administrator at Reading-Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center for 17 years, retiring in 2018. She hold a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry from Delaware Valley University; teacher certification from Kutztown University; and a master’s degree in educational leadership and principal certification from Wilkes University. She also has a director?s certification from Penn State University.

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Berks’ Best judges come from business, nonprofits and academia. We’ve asked these working professionals and experts in their fields to represent our community in selecting the winners of this academic award project. They take the task seriously, spending countless hours reviewing applications and interviewing finalists. We appreciate their contributions. We could not produce Berks’ Best […]

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Berks' Best 2021 judges | Berks-best

Berks’ Best judges come from business, nonprofits and academia. We’ve asked these working professionals and experts in their fields to represent our community in selecting the winners of this academic award project. They take the task seriously, spending countless hours reviewing applications and interviewing finalists. We appreciate their contributions. We could not produce Berks’ Best without them.

Business



Mark Dolinski



Mark D. Dolinski is vice president of training and professional development for the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance. Dolinski holds a Master of Business Administration degree in quality leadership from St. Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, Maine; a bachelor’s degree in marketing from West Chester University; and an associate degree in business administration from Reading Area Community College and three associate degrees in insurance from Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.



Kevin K Murphy 2019 Berks County Community Foundation vertical

Kevin K. Murphy, president of Berks County Community Foundation.

Kevin K. Murphy is president of the Berks County Community Foundation. He joined BCCF as its first employee in 1994. He supervises the business and operations of the foundation and serves on its board of directors. A State College native, Murphy graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and business. He holds a Master of Science degree in community leadership from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.



Berks' Best 2020 judge Robert Wert

Robert Wert



Robert Wert holds an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in business from Pennsylvania State University. In addition, he completed the Securities Industry Institute program sponsored by the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Wert has been with Wells Fargo Advisors and predecessor companies for more than 25 years. Wert founded the Wert Investment Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors.

Communications



Berks' Best judge 2021 Kristina Fennelly

Dr. Kristina Fennelly, assistant professor Kutztown University Department of English

Dr. Kristina Fennelly has taught composition, professional writing, and gender studies courses at Kutztown University since the fall of 2012. As an assistant professor, her research and teaching interests include the study of non-adversarial approaches to argument, deliberative discourse, and listening rhetoric. Guided by a strong commitment to first-year writers, Fennelly currently serves as co-chair for the KU English Department’s honors and awards committee, as well as vice-president of the Pennsylvania College English Association.



Dave Kline 2018

Dave Kline

David Kline is an award-winning Berks County businessman, radio and television personality, writer, photographer, composer and entertainer who has worked in the entertainment industry most of his life. He is a voting member of the National Association of Recording Arts & Sciences as well as a member of the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association.



Karin Mallett, WFMZ

Karin Mallett, WFMZ



Karin Mallett has been with WFMZ-TV 69 News since 2003 as the co-anchor of the “Saturday Sunrise: 69 News at Sunrise Weekend Edition” and as a feature and special assignment reporter. While with WFMZ, Mallett developed her popular travel series, “One Tank Trip” which can be seen on the Berks Edition every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Mallett began her television news career as a writer and producer for CNBC’s nightly consumer program ?Steals & Deals.? Mallett serves on the board of directors of the American Red Cross Tri-County Chapter. She was born and raised in New Jersey and is a graduate of New York University. 

Computer Science



James P. Bitler Weidenhammer Marketing Communications Manager 2018

James P. Bitler



James Bitler is marketing communications manager for Weidenhammer in Wyomissing and has been marketing IT solutions for the firm for more than 21 years. He is responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of Weidenhammer’s marketing communications strategies, and public relations activities. He has nearly 40 years of marketing experience in the banking, health care and technology industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Kutztown University.



Michelle Neiswender

Michelle Neiswender



Michelle Neiswender is product unit manager for Weidenhammer?s educational solutions division. With 26 years of management/leadership experience, associate degree in business management and accounting, Neiswender expanded her education at Penn State University. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership. She manages an innovative team, with lots of skills, talent, and experience across multiple states.



Mark Werner Weidenhammer 2018

Mark Werner



Mark Werner is client experience and compliance manager with Weidenhammer. He has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry and has held roles in sales, project management, software training, consulting and operations management. He leads the company?s efforts to enhance client experience while ensuring their teams adhere to IT compliance requirements in delivering solutions. Werner has received numerous industry certifications and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University.

Foreign languages



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Dr. M. Karen Jogan, professor of Spanish at Albright College, holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Spanish from Temple University as well as master’s degrees in English education and instructional technology. She has received two Fulbright awards as senior lecturer in theoretical and applied linguistics in Peru and Chile.



Christine Coleman Núñez

Christine Coleman Núñez

Dr. Christine Coleman Núñez is chair of the Department of Modern Language Studies at Kutztown University (May 2014 to present). She has a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Temple University in Spanish and is a specialist in linguistics and second language acquisition. In addition to teaching a wide range of courses in Spanish, she also teaches the English as a Second Language certificate program at Kutztown University. Her current research focus is on community-based learning and engaged scholarship.

Dr. Patricia Pacifico has a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of Puerto Rico. She taught English as a second language for 15 years at the Inter American University, San Juan campus, where she also served as associate academic dean. She taught Spanish part time at Albright College for 12 years. She was awarded two Fulbright lectureships on grant writing. She has taught in the ESL program administered by Reading Area Community College and in the Seniors College program at Alvernia University.

Mathematics



Bill Bateman Berks' Best judge

Bill Bateman 

Bill Bateman is professor emeritus and retired chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Kutztown University. He completed his undergraduate work at Ursinus College and his graduate work at Ohio State University, University of California at Santa Barbara and Lehigh University. He taught at KU for 41 years.



Dr. Brian Buerke

Dr. Brian Buerke



Dr. Brian Buerke is associate professor of physics and chairperson of the physics department at Albright College. Buerke earned his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, where he specialized in high-intensity laser physics and worked on a Nobel Prize-winning laser system. Since joining the Albright faculty, he has worked extensively in local education, serving as president of the Reading School District board of directors, president of the Reading Public Museum, and as a founding board member of the Reading Science Center.



Berks' Best 2021 Selvi Jagadesan

Selvi Jagadesan, professor of mathematics at Penn State Berks

Selvi Jagadesan is a lecturer in mathematics at Penn State Berks. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from Bharathiyar University, Tamilnadu, India. She manages and advises the International Club at Penn State Berks. She is also an active committee member in ?Careers with Math Options,? a career exploration conference for seventh-grade girls interested in careers involving math, science, engineering and related fields.

Performing arts



Berks' Best 2021 judge Charles Chuck Ebersole

Charles Ebersole



Charles Ebersole earned his Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Indiana University of PA and a master’s degree in tuba performance from Temple University, and has over 30 hours of continuing study credits in music education and wind band conducting. He served as director of the Fleetwood Area High School bands for 34 years before retiring in 2019. He now directs the Ringgold Band of Reading, one of our nation?s oldest concert bands.



Meet the judges who evaluated the 2018 Berks' Best nominees

Shari Gleason-Mayrhofer is the horn instructor at Kutztown University and executive director of the Friends of Chamber Music of Reading.

Shari Gleason-Mayrhofer earned degrees in horn performance and music theory from Oberlin College Conservatory, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Georgia State University in Atlanta. Gleason-Mayrhofer performs with the Mainstreet Brass, Fyve Woodwind Quintet and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia, and she is the executive director of the Friends of Chamber Music of Reading. Gleason-Mayrhofer is the horn instructor at Kutztown University and a staff accompanist.



Beverly Houck

Beverly Houck

Beverly Houck is the artistic director of the Yocum Institute for Arts Education where she produces, directs, teaches and leads Yocum’s community outreach through school residencies and workshops in all art forms. Houck studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in musical theater from The University of the Arts. She was a resident actor and assistant to the artistic director at Hedgerow Theatre from 1994 to 1997, she then pursued her theater career regionally and in New York City. Houck has performed onstage, in film and television.

Science/Environment



Berks' Best 2020 judge Rosemarie Chinni

Dr. Rosemarie Chinni



Dr. Rosemarie C. Chinni holds a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County. She is the math and science department chair and a professor of forensic science/chemistry at Alvernia University, where she teaches analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis and physical chemistry I & II. She serves as academic adviser to the Science Association and has been involving students in undergraduate research pertaining to analytical chemistry.



Dr. Tami Mysliwiec

Dr. Tami Mysliwiec



Dr. Tami Mysliwiec is an associate professor of biology at Penn State Berks. She holds a doctorate in microbiology and immunology from Drexel University. Her postdoctoral work was at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Her current research focuses on understanding how viruses alter host cell patterns of gene expression. She teaches classes ranging from introductory biology to biochemistry and cancer biology. She also is first-year seminar coordinator at the college.

Dr. Justin L. Smoyer  is an assistant professor of experimental physics and engineering at Kutztown University. He earned a doctorate in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Kutztown University. He is the founder and director of the department’s technology and prototyping laboratory and of the nanoscale thermal sciences laboratory.

Social Studies



Berks' Best 2021 Karen Miller judge

Karen Miller

Karen A. Miller is a senior fellow at the Berks County Community Foundation. A former two-term mayor of the City of Reading, she has served in senior executive positions in state and federal governments as well as the Pennsylvania Economy League, a non-partisan public policy and research organization. Elected as a fellow of the National Association of Public Administration and as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania, Miller received  a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Indiana University (Bloomington) and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Albright College.



Berks' Best 2020 judge John Pankratz

John Pankratz



Dr. John R. Pankratz is chairman of the history department at Albright College, as well as an avid actor, photographer and cellist. In 2005, he created ?Faces of Reading: 1000 Portraits of a City,? a project he revisited in 2015. He served as a Fulbright lecturer in Besancon, France and Dakar, Senegal, and teaches courses in both American and African history at Albright.



Meet the judges who evaluated the 2018 Berks' Best nominees Victoria Williams

Dr. Victoria Williams



Dr. Victoria Williams is a professor of political science at Alvernia University. She is a graduate of Twin Valley High School and has a bachelor’s degree from Lynchburg College, a master’s from Baylor University, and a master’s and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include post-conflict reconciliation, foreign policy and political communication. Williams serves as the director of Alvernia’s Honors Program.

Taylor Seitzinger Award for Community Service



Frances A. Aitken Berks County Community Foundation

Frances A. “Franki” Aitken



Frances A. Aitken is senior vice president for finance and operations for the Berks County Community Foundation. Aitken was a senior audit manager specializing in nonprofit audits for KPMG in Philadelphia. After KPMG, Aitken worked as a contracted fiscal officer to various companies, including BCCF, which she joined full time in 1998. Aitken received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Widener University, Chester, and is a certified public accountant. She is a trustee of the Law Foundation of Berks County and is the treasurer as well as on the board of Centro Hispano.



Berks' Best judge and Berks County Commissioner Michael Rivera

Michael Rivera



Michael Rivera is a Berks County Commissioner and a real estate professional at Keller Williams Platinum Realty in Spring Township. He resides in Bern Township with his wife Zylkia, and his children, Andre and Adriana. Growing up in Puerto Rico, Rivera graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus, with a bachelor?s degree in business administration. He later earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Kutztown University. He was a small business owner and spent more than seven years in the banking industry. He also worked as assistant vice president of business services at the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Tammy L. Seitzinger LoRusso is the mother of Taylor Seitzinger, in whose memory the Taylor Seitzinger Award for Community Service is named. She resides in Shoemakersville with her husband, Frank LoRusso, and their three children. Taylor Nicole Seitzinger died following a car accident in March 2009. Taylor was a senior at Hamburg High School and was a high honors student and a three-sport athlete who was planning to pursue her dream at DeSales University to become a physician assistant and to play soccer. Seitzinger LoRusso has been employed by Tom Schaeffer’s RV Super Store as the office manager for 38 years. She is a volunteer with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Visual arts



Berks' Best 2021 Mark Baldridge visual arts judge

Mark Baldridge, assistant professor of art and computer science at Albright College

Mark Baldridge is an assistant professor of art and computer science at Albright College. He is an artist and an educator who has performed across parts of southern India and in the Blue Mountains of Australia, taught interactive and digital design in Mexico and South Korea and explored virtual reality and game design since 2004. He says he believes that teaching and learning are about more than conveying mere information: Techniques, technologies ? these each have their myriad of YouTube videos.



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Lynn Millar

Lynn Millar is a self-employed artist. Her work has been included in Pennsylvania Watercolor Society show, Baltimore Watercolor Society show and the Philadelphia Water Color Society show and she is a juried, signature member of those societies. She also has been juried into many other shows including national competitions at the GoggleWorks, Banana Factory, Ambre’ Studio, Perkiomen Valley Art Center and more. In those shows she has won multiple placings, including first place and best in show. Her work has been sold into collections around the world, as far away as Australia. 

Peter Rampson  is an associate professor of graphic arts and curator of the Miller Art Gallery at Alvernia University. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Industrial Design degree from North Carolina State University. He works in traditional and digital media and designs furniture.

Vocational/Technical Skills



Chip Lambdin

Chip Lambdin

Chip Lambdin is a retired Berks Career & Technology Center vocational/special education teacher serving 36 years in various positions. He is also a retired clinical therapist from Concern Inc. where he was employed for 14 years specializing in therapy for at-risk teens and children with special needs. He currently spends his days traveling with his wife Debbie Lambdin and volunteering for Big Brothers/Sisters and Special Olympics. He holds Master of Arts and Master of Education degrees.

Patricia Nies has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary/special education K-12 from West Chester University and was a special education teacher at Reading High School from 1980 to 1995. She then served as a special needs facilitator at Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center from 1996 to 2017 before retiring.

Laurel Schaeffer was an educator for more than 30 years teaching special education at Kids Peace and in the Reading School District. She also was an administrator at Reading-Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center for 17 years, retiring in 2018. She hold a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry from Delaware Valley University; teacher certification from Kutztown University; and a master’s degree in educational leadership and principal certification from Wilkes University. She also has a director?s certification from Penn State University.

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No. 18 Lehigh Falls At Navy As Mids Claim First Win in Series Since 2011

Story links ANNAPOLIS, Md. – On a night when nine of the 10 fights were resolved by three points or less, the Navy found a way to win most of the close fights. No. 18 Lehigh took an early 6-0 lead before the Mids rallied to win seven of the last eight fights to outperform […]

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – On a night when nine of the 10 fights were resolved by three points or less, the Navy found a way to win most of the close fights. No. 18 Lehigh took an early 6-0 lead before the Mids rallied to win seven of the last eight fights to outperform the Mountain Hawks 21-9 at Alumni Hall on Saturday night.

A win by one point at 157 and a 2-0 decision at 165 helped the Navy achieve their first win over Lehigh since 2011. The defeat for the Mountain Hawks (0-2) breaks a nine-one-two streak in the series. Lehigh still retains a 53-48 lead after Saturday’s 101st meeting. Navy draws 2-1 with the win.

Lehigh used hard work in the top position to play the first two fights without the benefit of a takedown. At 125, Junior Jaret Lane managed an escape after being ridden in the first 1:15 of the second period and then responded by riding out Logan Treaster in the third and winning 1-0.

Newcomer Malyke Hines rode out the second third in his match with 133 against Jacob Allen and added an escape to 2-0 at the beginning of the third period.

At 141 years old, newcomer Connor McGonagle Lehigh’s first takedown of the dual and led Navy captain Cody Trybus 2-1 after the first period, but Trybus responded with an escape, a takedown and a strong ride in the second period and won continue 5-3 to put Navy on the scoreboard.

The Mids leveled things out after 149 when Casey Cobb scored a takedown in the first period and added a late counter takedown after a desperate attempt by Junior Jimmy H0offman when Cobb won 5-2.

The dual’s wildest fight came at 157, when the second AJ Burkhart made his first dual appearance against Andrew Cerniglia. After a goalless first period, Burkhart was spun for two near-points at the beginning of the second period before turning Cerniglia on its back for two plus four. Cerniglia returned before Burkhart gave him the 7-4 lead after two periods. Cerniglia turned back to open the third period, gained a driving time advantage and after an escape from Burkhart, scored the decisive takedown with 25 seconds remaining, holding Burkhart back to win 9-8 and give the Mids the lead.

Tanner Skidgel in eighth place made four straight wins for Navy with a 2-0 decision over Brian Meyer at 165. Skidgel escaped in the second period and rode out in the third period.

Freshman Jake Logan stopped the Navy run with a 7-4 decision over Drew Caravela at 174. Logan scored a takedown in each period as well as an escape from the third period.

Navy’s David Key won a real freshman bout against Lehigh’s JT Davis at 184 by a 5-2 decision. Key scored a takedown to lead 3-1 after two in the second period and countered an attempt by Davis late.

The Midshipmen won their first win against Lehigh in 10 years at 197, when Jacob Koser defeated senior Jake Jakobsen 6-1. Koser scored a takedown in the first third and countered strong drives by Jakobsen with reversals in both the second and third third.

In the last fight of the doubles junior heavyweight Victor Lacombe lost a 3-1 decision against John Birchmeier of the Navy.

The Dual itself only had 12 combined takedowns, with Navy holding an 8-4 edge. The Mids led 4-1 in reversals, while each side had a nearfall, Lehigh a four-pointer and Navy a two-pointer. In six of the ten fights there was no goal in the first three minutes.

Lehigh and Navy also fought 21 additional bouts Saturday night, the results of which count towards a wrestler’s season record. The Mountain Hawk Wrestlers won eight of these bouts, with Hines and Logan winning their second bouts of the evening. Hoffman, Burkhart and Davis also took wins after losing in doubles. The newcomers Manzona Bryant IV (157), Connor Herceg (174) and Caden Wright (184) achieved Lehighs three other victories. Bryant and newcomer Steven Storm fought their first official brown-and-white bouts.

The Mountain Hawks will welcome Drexel on Sunday, January 24th at 2pm in the Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall. The double will be broadcast locally on the Service Electric Network and streamed on Lehighsports.com/watch.

Marine 21, No. 18 Lehigh 9
125 – Jaret Lane (Lehigh) Dec. Logan Treaster (Navy) 1-0
133 – Malyke Hines (Lehigh) Dec. Jacob Allen (Lehigh) 2-0
141 – Cody Trybus (Navy) Dec. Connor McGonagle (Lehigh) 5-3
149- Casey Cobb (Navy) Dec. Jimmy Hoffman (Lehigh) 5-2
157 – Andrew Cerniglia (Navy) Dec. AJ Burkhart (Lehigh) 9-8
165 – Tanner Skidgel (Navy) Dec. Brian Meyer (Lehigh) 2-0
174 – Jake Logan (Lehigh) Dec. Dean Caravela (Navy) 7-4
184 – David Key (Navy) Dec. JT Davis (Lehigh) 5-3
197 – Jacob Koser (Navy) Dec. Jake Jakobsen (Lehigh) 6-1
285 – John Birchmeier (Navy) Dec. Victor Lacombe (Lehigh) 3-1
Additional games
125 – Logan Treaster (Navy) Dec. Sheldon Seymour (Lehigh) 6-4
133 – Jacob Allen (Navy) Dec. Mitchell Polito (Lehigh) 2-1
133 – Lukas Luzern (Navy) Dec. Satoshi Abe (Lehigh) 8-6
133 – Malyke Hines (Lehigh) Major Dec. Lukas Luzern (Navy) 13-3
141- Cody Trybus (Navy) Dec. Joe Lobeck (Lehigh) 7-1
141 – Tyler Hunt (Navy) Dec. Joe Lobeck (Lehigh) 8-2
141 – Tyler Hunt (Navy) Major Dec. Steven Storm (Lehigh) 12-2
149 – Jimmy Hoffman (Lehigh) Dec. PJ Crane (Navy) 2-1, tb
157 – Manzona Bryant IV (Lehigh) Dec. PJ Crane (Navy) 9-2
157 – AJ Burkhart (Lehigh) Dec. Wyatt Long (Navy) 5-4
165 – Tanner Skidgel (Navy) Major Dec. Thayne Lawrence (Lehigh) 9-0
165 – Henry Hague (Navy) Dec. Thayne Lawrence (Lehigh) 10-4
165- Henry Hague (Navy) Dec. Brian Meyer (Lehigh) 3-2
174 – Dean Caravela (Navy) Dec. Connor Herceg (Lehigh) 7-3
174 – Connor Herceg (Lehigh) Dec. Gary Eakin (Navy) 8-3
174 – Jake Logan (Lehigh) Dec. Gary Eakin (Navy) 9-5
184 – Caden Wright (Lehigh) Dec. Zander Manuel (Navy) 7-1
184 – JT Davis (Lehigh) drops Zander Manuel (Marine) 2:45
285 – John Birchmeier (Navy) Dec. Eli Jones (Lehigh) 9-3
285 – Riley Smith (Navy) falls to Eli Jones (Lehigh) 4:46
285 – Riley Smith (Navy) Dec. Victor Lacombe (Lehigh) 4-2

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Story links ANNAPOLIS, Md. – On a night when nine of the 10 fights were resolved by three points or less, the Navy found a way to win most of the close fights. No. 18 Lehigh took an early 6-0 lead before the Mids rallied to win seven of the last eight fights to outperform […]

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – On a night when nine of the 10 fights were resolved by three points or less, the Navy found a way to win most of the close fights. No. 18 Lehigh took an early 6-0 lead before the Mids rallied to win seven of the last eight fights to outperform the Mountain Hawks 21-9 at Alumni Hall on Saturday night.

A win by one point at 157 and a 2-0 decision at 165 helped the Navy achieve their first win over Lehigh since 2011. The defeat for the Mountain Hawks (0-2) breaks a nine-one-two streak in the series. Lehigh still retains a 53-48 lead after Saturday’s 101st meeting. Navy draws 2-1 with the win.

Lehigh used hard work in the top position to play the first two fights without the benefit of a takedown. At 125, Junior Jaret Lane managed an escape after being ridden in the first 1:15 of the second period and then responded by riding out Logan Treaster in the third and winning 1-0.

Newcomer Malyke Hines rode out the second third in his match with 133 against Jacob Allen and added an escape to 2-0 at the beginning of the third period.

At 141 years old, newcomer Connor McGonagle Lehigh’s first takedown of the dual and led Navy captain Cody Trybus 2-1 after the first period, but Trybus responded with an escape, a takedown and a strong ride in the second period and won continue 5-3 to put Navy on the scoreboard.

The Mids leveled things out after 149 when Casey Cobb scored a takedown in the first period and added a late counter takedown after a desperate attempt by Junior Jimmy H0offman when Cobb won 5-2.

The dual’s wildest fight came at 157, when the second AJ Burkhart made his first dual appearance against Andrew Cerniglia. After a goalless first period, Burkhart was spun for two near-points at the beginning of the second period before turning Cerniglia on its back for two plus four. Cerniglia returned before Burkhart gave him the 7-4 lead after two periods. Cerniglia turned back to open the third period, gained a driving time advantage and after an escape from Burkhart, scored the decisive takedown with 25 seconds remaining, holding Burkhart back to win 9-8 and give the Mids the lead.

Tanner Skidgel in eighth place made four straight wins for Navy with a 2-0 decision over Brian Meyer at 165. Skidgel escaped in the second period and rode out in the third period.

Freshman Jake Logan stopped the Navy run with a 7-4 decision over Drew Caravela at 174. Logan scored a takedown in each period as well as an escape from the third period.

Navy’s David Key won a real freshman bout against Lehigh’s JT Davis at 184 by a 5-2 decision. Key scored a takedown to lead 3-1 after two in the second period and countered an attempt by Davis late.

The Midshipmen won their first win against Lehigh in 10 years at 197, when Jacob Koser defeated senior Jake Jakobsen 6-1. Koser scored a takedown in the first third and countered strong drives by Jakobsen with reversals in both the second and third third.

In the last fight of the doubles junior heavyweight Victor Lacombe lost a 3-1 decision against John Birchmeier of the Navy.

The Dual itself only had 12 combined takedowns, with Navy holding an 8-4 edge. The Mids led 4-1 in reversals, while each side had a nearfall, Lehigh a four-pointer and Navy a two-pointer. In six of the ten fights there was no goal in the first three minutes.

Lehigh and Navy also fought 21 additional bouts Saturday night, the results of which count towards a wrestler’s season record. The Mountain Hawk Wrestlers won eight of these bouts, with Hines and Logan winning their second bouts of the evening. Hoffman, Burkhart and Davis also took wins after losing in doubles. The newcomers Manzona Bryant IV (157), Connor Herceg (174) and Caden Wright (184) achieved Lehighs three other victories. Bryant and newcomer Steven Storm fought their first official brown-and-white bouts.

The Mountain Hawks will welcome Drexel on Sunday, January 24th at 2pm in the Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall. The double will be broadcast locally on the Service Electric Network and streamed on Lehighsports.com/watch.

Marine 21, No. 18 Lehigh 9
125 – Jaret Lane (Lehigh) Dec. Logan Treaster (Navy) 1-0
133 – Malyke Hines (Lehigh) Dec. Jacob Allen (Lehigh) 2-0
141 – Cody Trybus (Navy) Dec. Connor McGonagle (Lehigh) 5-3
149- Casey Cobb (Navy) Dec. Jimmy Hoffman (Lehigh) 5-2
157 – Andrew Cerniglia (Navy) Dec. AJ Burkhart (Lehigh) 9-8
165 – Tanner Skidgel (Navy) Dec. Brian Meyer (Lehigh) 2-0
174 – Jake Logan (Lehigh) Dec. Dean Caravela (Navy) 7-4
184 – David Key (Navy) Dec. JT Davis (Lehigh) 5-3
197 – Jacob Koser (Navy) Dec. Jake Jakobsen (Lehigh) 6-1
285 – John Birchmeier (Navy) Dec. Victor Lacombe (Lehigh) 3-1
Additional games
125 – Logan Treaster (Navy) Dec. Sheldon Seymour (Lehigh) 6-4
133 – Jacob Allen (Navy) Dec. Mitchell Polito (Lehigh) 2-1
133 – Lukas Luzern (Navy) Dec. Satoshi Abe (Lehigh) 8-6
133 – Malyke Hines (Lehigh) Major Dec. Lukas Luzern (Navy) 13-3
141- Cody Trybus (Navy) Dec. Joe Lobeck (Lehigh) 7-1
141 – Tyler Hunt (Navy) Dec. Joe Lobeck (Lehigh) 8-2
141 – Tyler Hunt (Navy) Major Dec. Steven Storm (Lehigh) 12-2
149 – Jimmy Hoffman (Lehigh) Dec. PJ Crane (Navy) 2-1, tb
157 – Manzona Bryant IV (Lehigh) Dec. PJ Crane (Navy) 9-2
157 – AJ Burkhart (Lehigh) Dec. Wyatt Long (Navy) 5-4
165 – Tanner Skidgel (Navy) Major Dec. Thayne Lawrence (Lehigh) 9-0
165 – Henry Hague (Navy) Dec. Thayne Lawrence (Lehigh) 10-4
165- Henry Hague (Navy) Dec. Brian Meyer (Lehigh) 3-2
174 – Dean Caravela (Navy) Dec. Connor Herceg (Lehigh) 7-3
174 – Connor Herceg (Lehigh) Dec. Gary Eakin (Navy) 8-3
174 – Jake Logan (Lehigh) Dec. Gary Eakin (Navy) 9-5
184 – Caden Wright (Lehigh) Dec. Zander Manuel (Navy) 7-1
184 – JT Davis (Lehigh) drops Zander Manuel (Marine) 2:45
285 – John Birchmeier (Navy) Dec. Eli Jones (Lehigh) 9-3
285 – Riley Smith (Navy) falls to Eli Jones (Lehigh) 4:46
285 – Riley Smith (Navy) Dec. Victor Lacombe (Lehigh) 4-2

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10.5.20: COVID-19 Dashboard & Reporting updated

The central theses:? Effective July 1, 2021, Lehigh will lift restrictions on hiring and re-evaluating positions? Teams looking to fill vacancies should review the job description to ensure that it still meets their needs? The hiring of employees and the reassessment of the position are initiated by the superior directly in the Page Up Talent […]

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10.5.20: COVID-19 Dashboard & Reporting updated

The central theses:
? Effective July 1, 2021, Lehigh will lift restrictions on hiring and re-evaluating positions
? Teams looking to fill vacancies should review the job description to ensure that it still meets their needs
? The hiring of employees and the reassessment of the position are initiated by the superior directly in the Page Up Talent Management System
? The temporary freeze on the Spot Bonus and Tradition of Excellence awards will also be lifted

Dear colleague:

As you know, as part of a series of pandemic-related cost-cutting measures at Lehigh in the spring of 2020, the university frozen the recruitment and reassessment of staff positions. During this time, the approval of top management was required to hire or reassess a position. The bonus programs Spot Bonus and Tradition of Excellence have also been temporarily suspended.

We are pleased to announce that we expect to meet our admission targets for Class 2025 and, with growing optimism about the course of the pandemic, will lift our hiring and re-evaluation freezes from July 1, 2021. The Spot Bonus and Tradition of Excellence awards will also be reintroduced. These changes come in addition to the previously announced resumption of employer contributions to old-age provision and benefit increases.

As we are lifting the hiring restrictions, we are asking teams looking to fill vacancies to review the job description for each vacancy to ensure that the position continues to meet the needs of their department. We would also like to remind you that the processes for hiring employees and for reassessing positions are initiated by the manager directly in our Page Up Talent Management System. The Talent Management Team Human Resources is there to advise you in this process.

The Spot Bonus and Tradition of Excellence programs have long been an opportunity to reward employees with exceptional performance. The criteria and the procedure for nominations remain unchanged and can be viewed here.

As we return to fully active campus life, some offices will remain understaffed while others may be flooded with inquiries. We ask everyone to be considerate during the changeover.

With best regards,

Nathan Urban
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Patricia Johnson
Vice President for Finance and Administration

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10.5.20: COVID-19 Dashboard & Reporting updated

The central theses:? Effective July 1, 2021, Lehigh will lift restrictions on hiring and re-evaluating positions? Teams looking to fill vacancies should review the job description to ensure that it still meets their needs? The hiring of employees and the reassessment of the position are initiated by the superior directly in the Page Up Talent […]

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10.5.20: COVID-19 Dashboard & Reporting updated

The central theses:
? Effective July 1, 2021, Lehigh will lift restrictions on hiring and re-evaluating positions
? Teams looking to fill vacancies should review the job description to ensure that it still meets their needs
? The hiring of employees and the reassessment of the position are initiated by the superior directly in the Page Up Talent Management System
? The temporary freeze on the Spot Bonus and Tradition of Excellence awards will also be lifted

Dear colleague:

As you know, as part of a series of pandemic-related cost-cutting measures at Lehigh in the spring of 2020, the university frozen the recruitment and reassessment of staff positions. During this time, the approval of top management was required to hire or reassess a position. The bonus programs Spot Bonus and Tradition of Excellence have also been temporarily suspended.

We are pleased to announce that we expect to meet our admission targets for Class 2025 and, with growing optimism about the course of the pandemic, will lift our hiring and re-evaluation freezes from July 1, 2021. The Spot Bonus and Tradition of Excellence awards will also be reintroduced. These changes come in addition to the previously announced resumption of employer contributions to old-age provision and benefit increases.

As we are lifting the hiring restrictions, we are asking teams looking to fill vacancies to review the job description for each vacancy to ensure that the position continues to meet the needs of their department. We would also like to remind you that the processes for hiring employees and for reassessing positions are initiated by the manager directly in our Page Up Talent Management System. The Talent Management Team Human Resources is there to advise you in this process.

The Spot Bonus and Tradition of Excellence programs have long been an opportunity to reward employees with exceptional performance. The criteria and the procedure for nominations remain unchanged and can be viewed here.

As we return to fully active campus life, some offices will remain understaffed while others may be flooded with inquiries. We ask everyone to be considerate during the changeover.

With best regards,

Nathan Urban
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Patricia Johnson
Vice President for Finance and Administration

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Black earns ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-East Region accolades

Story links Full ABCA version (6.16.21) GREENSBORO, NC – After one of the most successful pitcher seasons in Lehigh baseball history, junior right-handed Mason Black has received First Team All-East Region recognition from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Rawlings. Schwarz is only the fifth player in program history to receive ABCA All-Region Awards […]

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GREENSBORO, NC – After one of the most successful pitcher seasons in Lehigh baseball history, junior right-handed Mason Black has received First Team All-East Region recognition from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Rawlings.

Schwarz is only the fifth player in program history to receive ABCA All-Region Awards and the first since Jacen Nalesnik in 2017. He is the first Lehigh pitcher to receive the award.

He was fantastic in his third season with the Mountain Hawks, going 7-3 with a 3.11 ERA in 13 starts. He hit 95 clubs, went 31, and kept clubs to a batting average of 0.235. His 95 strikeouts are a single-season program record that broke the 1960 Lehigh Athletics Hall of Famer Craig Anderson record. He beat 10 or more batter in six games with four full games and two shutouts to end the regular season. Black was named Patriot League Pitcher of the Year and a First Team All-Patriot League selection for his accomplishments. He is Lehigh’s second Pitcher of the Year winner in program history and the first since Dave Cerminaro in 2002.

Black is hoping to hear his name in the Major League Baseball Draft for July, where he would become the 18th player in program history. If he turned pro, he would have finished his Lehigh career with an 11-5 record, 3.53 ERA with 152 strikeouts and 51 walks over 127.1 innings, keeping Batter averaging 0.236.

The ABCA and Rawlings will announce their All-American season for the 2021 season on Saturday, June 19. As a first-team all-region selection, Black is eligible to become Lehigh’s first ABCA All-American since Matt McBride in 2006.

The Mountain Hawks ended a successful 2021 season with a 24-19 record, 17-10 in Patriot League competitions, and won the Patriot League Regular Season title and top placement in the League Championship Series for the first time since 2006 first time since 2015 and fell in three games at Army West Point.

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Story links Full ABCA version (6.16.21) GREENSBORO, NC – After one of the most successful pitcher seasons in Lehigh baseball history, junior right-handed Mason Black has received First Team All-East Region recognition from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Rawlings. Schwarz is only the fifth player in program history to receive ABCA All-Region Awards […]

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GREENSBORO, NC – After one of the most successful pitcher seasons in Lehigh baseball history, junior right-handed Mason Black has received First Team All-East Region recognition from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Rawlings.

Schwarz is only the fifth player in program history to receive ABCA All-Region Awards and the first since Jacen Nalesnik in 2017. He is the first Lehigh pitcher to receive the award.

He was fantastic in his third season with the Mountain Hawks, going 7-3 with a 3.11 ERA in 13 starts. He hit 95 clubs, went 31, and kept clubs to a batting average of 0.235. His 95 strikeouts are a single-season program record that broke the 1960 Lehigh Athletics Hall of Famer Craig Anderson record. He beat 10 or more batter in six games with four full games and two shutouts to end the regular season. Black was named Patriot League Pitcher of the Year and a First Team All-Patriot League selection for his accomplishments. He is Lehigh’s second Pitcher of the Year winner in program history and the first since Dave Cerminaro in 2002.

Black is hoping to hear his name in the Major League Baseball Draft for July, where he would become the 18th player in program history. If he turned pro, he would have finished his Lehigh career with an 11-5 record, 3.53 ERA with 152 strikeouts and 51 walks over 127.1 innings, keeping Batter averaging 0.236.

The ABCA and Rawlings will announce their All-American season for the 2021 season on Saturday, June 19. As a first-team all-region selection, Black is eligible to become Lehigh’s first ABCA All-American since Matt McBride in 2006.

The Mountain Hawks ended a successful 2021 season with a 24-19 record, 17-10 in Patriot League competitions, and won the Patriot League Regular Season title and top placement in the League Championship Series for the first time since 2006 first time since 2015 and fell in three games at Army West Point.

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Story links Ten years after women’s football won the program’s first and only Patriot League championship, Lehighsports.com meets members of the team to find out what they’re up to, and looks back at the 2010 season and careers with the Brown and Whites . Creator: Justin Lafleur, Lehigh Sports Communications Genna Pepe’s position as deputy […]

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Ten years after women’s football won the program’s first and only Patriot League championship, Lehighsports.com meets members of the team to find out what they’re up to, and looks back at the 2010 season and careers with the Brown and Whites .

Creator: Justin Lafleur, Lehigh Sports Communications

Genna Pepe’s position as deputy headmistress often reminds her of her time as a student athlete.

“We do a lot of video observations of the class, take a step back and watch the class together,” she said. “I always tell my teachers that we did exactly what we did in college before a game or after a game, taking ourselves out of class (or out of the situation) and analyzing it in order to do it for the next one Time to reflect and grow. “

It reminds Pepe to sit in head coach Eric Lambinus’ office to watch a single movie or watch a movie as a team.

“The urge to communicate with others was also something I took away from attending Lehigh Athletics’ Leadership Academy (now Flight 45) – to really improve your public speaking and presence in front of others,” said Pepe. “My job also involves continuing professional development for other teachers in some of our 50 schools, usually in terms of curriculum and quality of teaching.”

The Success Academy’s charter schools together form the largest network of charter schools in New York City.

As the deputy headmistress, Pepe looks after kindergarten, first and second graders.

“We have 50 schools and look after 20,000 children,” she said. “I certainly miss teaching, but a senior management position is more about adult management and helping adults meet the expectations that the board or the common core has of us … and figure out how to adapt this to virtual learning ( due to COVID-19). Pandemic).

“It’s definitely been a very interesting year,” continued Pepe. “We have to find out the best way to teach 500 children in a school virtually.”

The Charter Schools of the Success Academy are currently in the midst of virtual full-time learning.

“A couple of different things come under my roof, the first is distance learning and the quality of teaching and learning,” said Pepe. ?I will spend part of my day taking part in the virtual classes my teachers run. I will either model a specific lesson for a teacher to set the stage for what the teaching quality should be, or I will “I do teacher observations often.”

Pepe has also played a significant role in family partnership and advocacy, a crucial aspect of effective virtual learning.

“We’re working to have strong family partnerships, and I think that’s one of the reasons our school network has great virtual learning right now,” she said.

“We have over 95 percent attendance, while the city has a much lower percentage. I think most of it has to do with our having strong family partnerships that keep tracking families when they miss virtual instructions and figuring out how we can work.” . ” together to ensure that their children are in class. “

Very often young people miss the virtual school for logistical reasons.

“At the moment, parents often leave their children at home with their grandparents or babysitters when they go to work and their children have to use the technology,” Pepe said. “Four-, five-, and six-year-olds who are 9 to 4 years old navigating a Chromebook have high expectations of them, so we find solutions and work with city organizations to provide support.”

This support can be of many different shapes, sizes, and shapes.

“We’re a two-mission school, so we’re also focusing on bridging the performance gap and making sure parents in New York City have school choices,” Pepe said.

Before becoming assistant principal, Pepe was what she wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember.

“When we were growing up, my sister and I set up an entire classroom and we played school all the time,” she said.

After completing her bachelor’s degree in 2012, Pepe stayed in Lehigh to pursue her master’s degree in elementary education and teaching (while also serving as a graduate assistant soccer coach).

“The College of Education at Lehigh has been very supportive of me and provided me with information on the routes I could take, even as a student, to start my journey,” she said. “I was able to apply for my junior year and start some of my education classes in the senior year, which allowed me to get all of my credits in my five years total at Lehigh.”

After completing her Masters, Pepe stayed in the Lehigh Valley in the Saucon Valley School District teaching students and then returned to New York (she grew up on Staten Island).
Genna Pepe

“I started working in the classroom with preschool and some of the younger, early elementary grades,” Pepe said. “I switched to a school management three years ago.”

Whether a teacher or an administrator, Pepe’s passion for education remains the same.

“It’s so joyful and magical to work with the kids,” she said. “Much of my job is to make sure that the entire school is set up to provide the best possible education and teaching.”

Pepe also enjoys curriculum development.

“I think about the quality of a lesson or the standards that the state sets for a particular unit, how I can adapt it to the different learning needs in a classroom,” she said. ?And now to differentiate it for distance learning. One morning my second graders figured out how to convert yards and feet into virtual measures without having materials in front of them.

“We have to get really creative to figure out how we can still teach the same lessons, but through a computer and without a lot of materials.”

The pandemic has greatly increased the need for openness (especially in education), which Pepe learned from her time at Lehigh.

“I felt like I left Lehigh open-minded,” she said. ?Going to a school out of state and meeting so many people from so many different backgrounds was one of the most enlightening experiences. I was able to interact and work so closely with the professors, trainers and staff. The Diversity of People I met in Lehigh and helped me understand what life is like outside of New York. “

Lehigh helped broaden Pepe’s perspective.

“I often look back on my time and see so many changes in myself, just like as a person from the time I arrived in Lehigh to the time I left,” she said.

In between there was a momentous moment. Pepe was an integral part of the Mountain Hawks’ 2010 Patriot League Championship, the first in program history. Pepe scored seven career-high points this season, including an assist for the only goal of the game in the Army title game.

“One of the biggest factors in our success has really been relationships,” she said. ?Not only were we very close as friends, but we also really understood each other as players. We understood how the other 10 people on the field or the other 20 girls on the team were playing and were able to anticipate the place on the game “field.”

The 2010 team consisted of a number of seasoned juniors, seniors and fifth year players.

“We had a lot of time together to see each other as players and build that relationship on the pitch,” said Pepe. “When 2010 came along, we’d been playing together for so long and were able to take it to the next level.”

The 2010 season brought an interesting dynamic – a group of seasoned student-athletes paired with Lambinus’ first season at Lehigh (he came with more than a decade of experience as head coach at Moravian College).

“I’m definitely not surprised that Genna is so successful as an educator,” said Lambinus. ?She made one of the smoothest transitions from undergraduate athlete to our graduate assistant coach in her senior year. Genna has a great ability to read people and develop strong bonds, even though it sometimes takes time to gain their trust.

“I laugh at her development because she literally didn’t speak to me for two months when I was first appointed to coach the program and in just two years the program has made her a great captain and assistant coach.” , he continued . “You can’t do it without development and trust. To this day, I can honestly say that Genna is one of the best soccer players I’ve coached and, above all, someone who has made everyone around her better and better, including me.”

Today, with Pepe’s background as a teacher, she appreciates Lambinus’ leadership role in this unique situation even more.

“It can be intimidating to join a team as a new coach, a team with a permanent tenure and a team that is really hungry for something (a championship),” she said. “I think the coach struck such a good balance by taking the time to get to know the players and see us as people on and off the pitch. He didn’t get in and just got his way. He appreciated what our senior members had. ” to say and worked with them and with us to set a common vision. “
Genna Pepe

This approach helped the entire team integrate into the direction of the team and how it would get from point a to point b.

“We were so in love with Coach because he was so in love with us,” said Pepe. “He didn’t shy away from making tough decisions.”

The energy around the team was evident and tangible.

“We had a great lead, from the coaches to the upper class men who kept reminding us what we are capable of,” said Pepe. “There was a constant positive attitude and motivation. What I remember most from this season is the constant belief and dynamism that we have continued throughout the Patriot League tournament.”

You could believe in each other because accountability was at the heart of the program.

?Whether training in the weight room, film reviews or summer training, we held each other accountable with a different energy and dynamic,? said Pepe.

Pepe felt supported in every part of her Lehigh student-athlete experience which ultimately helped her learn and grow as a person and lay the foundation for a lifelong leadership role.

“At a university with some big class sizes, you don’t always get that individual boost from professors or coaches, but at Lehigh there was so much opportunity to focus specifically on leadership development,” said Pepe. “The trainer believed in me as a leader before I even believed in myself and he really got me to move out of my comfort zone in communication and the way I talked to the team and led the team, to leave.”

Pepe admitted these moments were often uncomfortable, but she wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

“It’s been some of the best years of personal development,” she said.

“I’m so grateful for everything at Lehigh and also grateful for the soccer and athletics programs because it helped me develop into the person and educator I am today.”

Better me, better us

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Ten years after women’s football won the program’s first and only Patriot League championship, Lehighsports.com meets members of the team to find out what they’re up to, and looks back at the 2010 season and careers with the Brown and Whites .

Creator: Justin Lafleur, Lehigh Sports Communications

Genna Pepe’s position as deputy headmistress often reminds her of her time as a student athlete.

“We do a lot of video observations of the class, take a step back and watch the class together,” she said. “I always tell my teachers that we did exactly what we did in college before a game or after a game, taking ourselves out of class (or out of the situation) and analyzing it in order to do it for the next one Time to reflect and grow. “

It reminds Pepe to sit in head coach Eric Lambinus’ office to watch a single movie or watch a movie as a team.

“The urge to communicate with others was also something I took away from attending Lehigh Athletics’ Leadership Academy (now Flight 45) – to really improve your public speaking and presence in front of others,” said Pepe. “My job also involves continuing professional development for other teachers in some of our 50 schools, usually in terms of curriculum and quality of teaching.”

The Success Academy’s charter schools together form the largest network of charter schools in New York City.

As the deputy headmistress, Pepe looks after kindergarten, first and second graders.

“We have 50 schools and look after 20,000 children,” she said. “I certainly miss teaching, but a senior management position is more about adult management and helping adults meet the expectations that the board or the common core has of us … and figure out how to adapt this to virtual learning ( due to COVID-19). Pandemic).

“It’s definitely been a very interesting year,” continued Pepe. “We have to find out the best way to teach 500 children in a school virtually.”

The Charter Schools of the Success Academy are currently in the midst of virtual full-time learning.

“A couple of different things come under my roof, the first is distance learning and the quality of teaching and learning,” said Pepe. ?I will spend part of my day taking part in the virtual classes my teachers run. I will either model a specific lesson for a teacher to set the stage for what the teaching quality should be, or I will “I do teacher observations often.”

Pepe has also played a significant role in family partnership and advocacy, a crucial aspect of effective virtual learning.

“We’re working to have strong family partnerships, and I think that’s one of the reasons our school network has great virtual learning right now,” she said.

“We have over 95 percent attendance, while the city has a much lower percentage. I think most of it has to do with our having strong family partnerships that keep tracking families when they miss virtual instructions and figuring out how we can work.” . ” together to ensure that their children are in class. “

Very often young people miss the virtual school for logistical reasons.

“At the moment, parents often leave their children at home with their grandparents or babysitters when they go to work and their children have to use the technology,” Pepe said. “Four-, five-, and six-year-olds who are 9 to 4 years old navigating a Chromebook have high expectations of them, so we find solutions and work with city organizations to provide support.”

This support can be of many different shapes, sizes, and shapes.

“We’re a two-mission school, so we’re also focusing on bridging the performance gap and making sure parents in New York City have school choices,” Pepe said.

Before becoming assistant principal, Pepe was what she wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember.

“When we were growing up, my sister and I set up an entire classroom and we played school all the time,” she said.

After completing her bachelor’s degree in 2012, Pepe stayed in Lehigh to pursue her master’s degree in elementary education and teaching (while also serving as a graduate assistant soccer coach).

“The College of Education at Lehigh has been very supportive of me and provided me with information on the routes I could take, even as a student, to start my journey,” she said. “I was able to apply for my junior year and start some of my education classes in the senior year, which allowed me to get all of my credits in my five years total at Lehigh.”

After completing her Masters, Pepe stayed in the Lehigh Valley in the Saucon Valley School District teaching students and then returned to New York (she grew up on Staten Island).
Genna Pepe

“I started working in the classroom with preschool and some of the younger, early elementary grades,” Pepe said. “I switched to a school management three years ago.”

Whether a teacher or an administrator, Pepe’s passion for education remains the same.

“It’s so joyful and magical to work with the kids,” she said. “Much of my job is to make sure that the entire school is set up to provide the best possible education and teaching.”

Pepe also enjoys curriculum development.

“I think about the quality of a lesson or the standards that the state sets for a particular unit, how I can adapt it to the different learning needs in a classroom,” she said. ?And now to differentiate it for distance learning. One morning my second graders figured out how to convert yards and feet into virtual measures without having materials in front of them.

“We have to get really creative to figure out how we can still teach the same lessons, but through a computer and without a lot of materials.”

The pandemic has greatly increased the need for openness (especially in education), which Pepe learned from her time at Lehigh.

“I felt like I left Lehigh open-minded,” she said. ?Going to a school out of state and meeting so many people from so many different backgrounds was one of the most enlightening experiences. I was able to interact and work so closely with the professors, trainers and staff. The Diversity of People I met in Lehigh and helped me understand what life is like outside of New York. “

Lehigh helped broaden Pepe’s perspective.

“I often look back on my time and see so many changes in myself, just like as a person from the time I arrived in Lehigh to the time I left,” she said.

In between there was a momentous moment. Pepe was an integral part of the Mountain Hawks’ 2010 Patriot League Championship, the first in program history. Pepe scored seven career-high points this season, including an assist for the only goal of the game in the Army title game.

“One of the biggest factors in our success has really been relationships,” she said. ?Not only were we very close as friends, but we also really understood each other as players. We understood how the other 10 people on the field or the other 20 girls on the team were playing and were able to anticipate the place on the game “field.”

The 2010 team consisted of a number of seasoned juniors, seniors and fifth year players.

“We had a lot of time together to see each other as players and build that relationship on the pitch,” said Pepe. “When 2010 came along, we’d been playing together for so long and were able to take it to the next level.”

The 2010 season brought an interesting dynamic – a group of seasoned student-athletes paired with Lambinus’ first season at Lehigh (he came with more than a decade of experience as head coach at Moravian College).

“I’m definitely not surprised that Genna is so successful as an educator,” said Lambinus. ?She made one of the smoothest transitions from undergraduate athlete to our graduate assistant coach in her senior year. Genna has a great ability to read people and develop strong bonds, even though it sometimes takes time to gain their trust.

“I laugh at her development because she literally didn’t speak to me for two months when I was first appointed to coach the program and in just two years the program has made her a great captain and assistant coach.” , he continued . “You can’t do it without development and trust. To this day, I can honestly say that Genna is one of the best soccer players I’ve coached and, above all, someone who has made everyone around her better and better, including me.”

Today, with Pepe’s background as a teacher, she appreciates Lambinus’ leadership role in this unique situation even more.

“It can be intimidating to join a team as a new coach, a team with a permanent tenure and a team that is really hungry for something (a championship),” she said. “I think the coach struck such a good balance by taking the time to get to know the players and see us as people on and off the pitch. He didn’t get in and just got his way. He appreciated what our senior members had. ” to say and worked with them and with us to set a common vision. “
Genna Pepe

This approach helped the entire team integrate into the direction of the team and how it would get from point a to point b.

“We were so in love with Coach because he was so in love with us,” said Pepe. “He didn’t shy away from making tough decisions.”

The energy around the team was evident and tangible.

“We had a great lead, from the coaches to the upper class men who kept reminding us what we are capable of,” said Pepe. “There was a constant positive attitude and motivation. What I remember most from this season is the constant belief and dynamism that we have continued throughout the Patriot League tournament.”

You could believe in each other because accountability was at the heart of the program.

?Whether training in the weight room, film reviews or summer training, we held each other accountable with a different energy and dynamic,? said Pepe.

Pepe felt supported in every part of her Lehigh student-athlete experience which ultimately helped her learn and grow as a person and lay the foundation for a lifelong leadership role.

“At a university with some big class sizes, you don’t always get that individual boost from professors or coaches, but at Lehigh there was so much opportunity to focus specifically on leadership development,” said Pepe. “The trainer believed in me as a leader before I even believed in myself and he really got me to move out of my comfort zone in communication and the way I talked to the team and led the team, to leave.”

Pepe admitted these moments were often uncomfortable, but she wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

“It’s been some of the best years of personal development,” she said.

“I’m so grateful for everything at Lehigh and also grateful for the soccer and athletics programs because it helped me develop into the person and educator I am today.”

Better me, better us

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Southern Columbia Area graduate Gaige Garcia announced on social media Tuesday that he will be transferring from Michigan University to Lehigh University to pursue his academic and athletic career. Garcia entered the transfer portal in May after spending his freshman in Michigan, for which he signed up with a football and wrestling scholarship. The 2020 […]

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Southern Columbia Area graduate Gaige Garcia announced on social media Tuesday that he will be transferring from Michigan University to Lehigh University to pursue his academic and athletic career.

Garcia entered the transfer portal in May after spending his freshman in Michigan, for which he signed up with a football and wrestling scholarship. The 2020 SCA graduate intends to practice both sports at Lehigh University.

Garcia, who was The News-Item’s Male Athlete of the Year for four consecutive years, wrapped up his high school career as the state’s all-time leader on career-fast touchdowns (138) and total touchdowns (159) while playing 8,232 yards Outwitted 686 (12.0 avg.) During his four-year football career with Southern.

In wrestling, Garcia set a career record of 163-6 and won two state titles in the £ 195 division as a junior and senior. During those two seasons he was 96-0.

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Southern Columbia Area graduate Gaige Garcia announced on social media Tuesday that he will be transferring from Michigan University to Lehigh University to pursue his academic and athletic career. Garcia entered the transfer portal in May after spending his freshman in Michigan, for which he signed up with a football and wrestling scholarship. The 2020 […]

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Southern Columbia Area graduate Gaige Garcia announced on social media Tuesday that he will be transferring from Michigan University to Lehigh University to pursue his academic and athletic career.

Garcia entered the transfer portal in May after spending his freshman in Michigan, for which he signed up with a football and wrestling scholarship. The 2020 SCA graduate intends to practice both sports at Lehigh University.

Garcia, who was The News-Item’s Male Athlete of the Year for four consecutive years, wrapped up his high school career as the state’s all-time leader on career-fast touchdowns (138) and total touchdowns (159) while playing 8,232 yards Outwitted 686 (12.0 avg.) During his four-year football career with Southern.

In wrestling, Garcia set a career record of 163-6 and won two state titles in the £ 195 division as a junior and senior. During those two seasons he was 96-0.

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The Lehigh-Bucknell Wrestling Match on Sunday was canceled

Story links BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – Lehigh’s wrestling match against Drexel, scheduled for Sunday, January 24 at the Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall, has been canceled. The cancellation is due to Drexel’s return to campus and rehabilitation policy, which does not allow Drexel enough training time to compete on Sunday. The Mountain Hawks will be back […]

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BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – Lehigh’s wrestling match against Drexel, scheduled for Sunday, January 24 at the Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall, has been canceled. The cancellation is due to Drexel’s return to campus and rehabilitation policy, which does not allow Drexel enough training time to compete on Sunday.

The Mountain Hawks will be back in action when they greet Binghamton at Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall on Saturday January 30th at 4pm. The double will be broadcast locally on the Service Electric Network and streamed on Lehighsports.com/watch.

Like Lehigh Wrestling on Facebook and keep following Twitter and Instagram for exclusive updates throughout the season.

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BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania – Lehigh’s wrestling match against Drexel, scheduled for Sunday, January 24 at the Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall, has been canceled. The cancellation is due to Drexel’s return to campus and rehabilitation policy, which does not allow Drexel enough training time to compete on Sunday.

The Mountain Hawks will be back in action when they greet Binghamton at Leeman-Turner Arena in Grace Hall on Saturday January 30th at 4pm. The double will be broadcast locally on the Service Electric Network and streamed on Lehighsports.com/watch.

Like Lehigh Wrestling on Facebook and keep following Twitter and Instagram for exclusive updates throughout the season.

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$156 million in cocaine and weed seized at sea

The morning?s good narrative. Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center of the border patrol, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern […]

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The morning?s good narrative.

Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center of the border patrol, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, denying narcotics traffickers an estimated $156 million in illicit proceeds.

Over an eight-day period, AMO P-3 aircrews conducted detection and sustained tracking operations that led law enforcement partners to detain 15 individuals and seize a total of 7,805 pounds of cocaine and 3,588 pounds of marijuana in the Pacific Source and Transit Zone for illicit drugs.

National Air Security Operations Center P-3 capabilities continue to prove essential to United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Counter Narcotics Operations, coordinated by Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S), contributing to an increased law enforcement presence in narcotics transit zones. This partnership bolsters the effectiveness of U.S. and international law enforcement by sharing information and intelligence to increase interdictions. Key SOUTHCOM partners have been involved in over 60 percent of drug disruptions since April 2020.

AMO has two P-3 National Air Security Operations Centers located in Jacksonville, FL and Corpus Christi, TX. These P-3 aircraft operate throughout North, Central and South America in defense of the borders of the United States and to prevent attempts to smuggle persons or contraband.

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$156 million in cocaine and weed seized at sea

The morning?s good narrative.

Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center of the border patrol, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, denying narcotics traffickers an estimated $156 million in illicit proceeds.

Over an eight-day period, AMO P-3 aircrews conducted detection and sustained tracking operations that led law enforcement partners to detain 15 individuals and seize a total of 7,805 pounds of cocaine and 3,588 pounds of marijuana in the Pacific Source and Transit Zone for illicit drugs.

National Air Security Operations Center P-3 capabilities continue to prove essential to United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Counter Narcotics Operations, coordinated by Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S), contributing to an increased law enforcement presence in narcotics transit zones. This partnership bolsters the effectiveness of U.S. and international law enforcement by sharing information and intelligence to increase interdictions. Key SOUTHCOM partners have been involved in over 60 percent of drug disruptions since April 2020.

AMO has two P-3 National Air Security Operations Centers located in Jacksonville, FL and Corpus Christi, TX. These P-3 aircraft operate throughout North, Central and South America in defense of the borders of the United States and to prevent attempts to smuggle persons or contraband.

Journalists are under attack in America and across the globe. Help protect journalists everywhere.

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Perez named Miss Lehigh Acres USA | News, Sports, Jobs

Sheyla Ravelo Perez was selected as Miss Lehigh Acres USA. PHOTO PROVIDED news@breezenewspapers.com A Lehigh Acres resident was recently selected to represent her community in the Miss Florida USA Competition as Miss Lehigh Acres USA. Sheyla Ravelo Perez, who has been making festivals since she was 11, was chosen because of her “Academic and professional […]

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A Lehigh Acres resident was recently selected to represent her community in the Miss Florida USA Competition as Miss Lehigh Acres USA.

Sheyla Ravelo Perez, who has been making festivals since she was 11, was chosen because of her “Academic and professional interests, engagement in their community, their passion for the pursuit of excellence, and their interest in empowering other young women to follow in their footsteps.” according to the Miss Universe organization.

After taking a hiatus for a few years, she decided to start again this year and sent in her application with basic questions like aspirations, goals, and what she’s doing for her community.

Perez said they had a record year of applications with more than 1,000 applications. Around 100 girls were selected from these for the competitions.

“What I really like about them is that you meet so many like-minded women.” she said, adding that she also enjoys the fact that beauty and intelligence are celebrated side by side. “I’ve made some lifelong connections.”

As Miss Lehigh Acres USA, Perez will run for Miss Florida USA, then Miss USA and then Miss Universe. The competition will take place in Orlando from July 16 to July 18.

Two young Florida women will be promoted to either Miss Teen USA or Miss USA and eventually Miss Universe. The package includes more than $ 100,000 in gifts, cash, and scholarships for Miss Florida USA and Miss Florida Teen USA. It also includes things like the official crown and sash, round-trip transport to Miss USA / Miss Teen USA, an official competition gown, official crown portrait, fitness coaching, skin care and hair care.

?We actively encourage young women in the state of Florida to give back in their communities and to work on issues that they are passionate about. Our organization strives to bring new opportunities to women in the fields of media, entertainment, modeling, fashion, beauty and more at our events throughout the year and on the actual competition weekend. “ Robin Ross-Fleming, CEO of Girlbossing Inc., said in a prepared statement.

To prepare for the competition, Perez does a lot of preparation, which includes mental preparation. She has reached out to old public speaking coaches and trained, making sure all of her wardrobe is put together.

Perez is also trying to get more involved in her community by reaching out to coordinators at local events to make appearances, as well as local small businesses to complete sponsorship deals to promote products in exchange for financial support.

“I’m eager to get out of there” She said. “I am honored to represent you.”

The young woman is about to finish her junior year at the University of Florida as a medical student and will be taking the summer off to really get involved in her community.

She majored in health education and behavior with a focus on health sciences and potential minor subjects chemistry and event management.

“I’ve loved science since I was little” said Perez. ?I was fascinated by medicine. I fell in love with chemistry. I keep my mind open. My goal is to study medicine and to study medicine. “

As her love for chemistry developed, she thought her experience could really help others, so she reached out to her professor and got her first teaching position as an assistant. It depends on the courses in which she is helping, with which she is helping. Sometimes it answers questions or repeats material.

“It is mostly what my students need”, Perez said, adding that fortunately she has no grading responsibility.

Perez, who grew up in Lake Placid, moved to Lehigh Acres when she was attending school at East Lee County High School.

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Sheyla Ravelo Perez was selected as Miss Lehigh Acres USA. PHOTO PROVIDED news@breezenewspapers.com A Lehigh Acres resident was recently selected to represent her community in the Miss Florida USA Competition as Miss Lehigh Acres USA. Sheyla Ravelo Perez, who has been making festivals since she was 11, was chosen because of her “Academic and professional […]

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Sheyla Ravelo Perez was selected as Miss Lehigh Acres USA. PHOTO PROVIDED

news@breezenewspapers.com

A Lehigh Acres resident was recently selected to represent her community in the Miss Florida USA Competition as Miss Lehigh Acres USA.

Sheyla Ravelo Perez, who has been making festivals since she was 11, was chosen because of her “Academic and professional interests, engagement in their community, their passion for the pursuit of excellence, and their interest in empowering other young women to follow in their footsteps.” according to the Miss Universe organization.

After taking a hiatus for a few years, she decided to start again this year and sent in her application with basic questions like aspirations, goals, and what she’s doing for her community.

Perez said they had a record year of applications with more than 1,000 applications. Around 100 girls were selected from these for the competitions.

“What I really like about them is that you meet so many like-minded women.” she said, adding that she also enjoys the fact that beauty and intelligence are celebrated side by side. “I’ve made some lifelong connections.”

As Miss Lehigh Acres USA, Perez will run for Miss Florida USA, then Miss USA and then Miss Universe. The competition will take place in Orlando from July 16 to July 18.

Two young Florida women will be promoted to either Miss Teen USA or Miss USA and eventually Miss Universe. The package includes more than $ 100,000 in gifts, cash, and scholarships for Miss Florida USA and Miss Florida Teen USA. It also includes things like the official crown and sash, round-trip transport to Miss USA / Miss Teen USA, an official competition gown, official crown portrait, fitness coaching, skin care and hair care.

?We actively encourage young women in the state of Florida to give back in their communities and to work on issues that they are passionate about. Our organization strives to bring new opportunities to women in the fields of media, entertainment, modeling, fashion, beauty and more at our events throughout the year and on the actual competition weekend. “ Robin Ross-Fleming, CEO of Girlbossing Inc., said in a prepared statement.

To prepare for the competition, Perez does a lot of preparation, which includes mental preparation. She has reached out to old public speaking coaches and trained, making sure all of her wardrobe is put together.

Perez is also trying to get more involved in her community by reaching out to coordinators at local events to make appearances, as well as local small businesses to complete sponsorship deals to promote products in exchange for financial support.

“I’m eager to get out of there” She said. “I am honored to represent you.”

The young woman is about to finish her junior year at the University of Florida as a medical student and will be taking the summer off to really get involved in her community.

She majored in health education and behavior with a focus on health sciences and potential minor subjects chemistry and event management.

“I’ve loved science since I was little” said Perez. ?I was fascinated by medicine. I fell in love with chemistry. I keep my mind open. My goal is to study medicine and to study medicine. “

As her love for chemistry developed, she thought her experience could really help others, so she reached out to her professor and got her first teaching position as an assistant. It depends on the courses in which she is helping, with which she is helping. Sometimes it answers questions or repeats material.

“It is mostly what my students need”, Perez said, adding that fortunately she has no grading responsibility.

Perez, who grew up in Lake Placid, moved to Lehigh Acres when she was attending school at East Lee County High School.

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