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Congratulations Are in Order
Congratulations to Patricia Sendall who was recently appointed the inaugural Dean of Experiential Education at Merrimack College in Massachusetts. Previously she had served in various leadership roles at Merrimack from Chair of the Department of Management to Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs, and most recently as Special Assistant to the President. Read more >
Congratulations to former ACAD Board member Jonathan Green. Beginning July 2017 Jonathan will be the next President at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. Read more >
Congratulations to former ACAD Board member Pareena Lawrence. Pareena was named the next President at Hollins University. Read more >
Congratulations to ACAD Board member Frank Boyd. Frank was named the next Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean at Guilford College. Read more >
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Lehigh Carbon Community College is one of 67 colleges and universities
nationwide chosen to participate in a pilot program that will offer Pell
Grants to incarcerated students. The program, called Second Chance Pell,
will enroll 12,000 prisoners at more than 100 correctional institutions
across the country. LCCC is one of four colleges or universities in
Pennsylvania who will participate in the pilot program. Read more >
Indiana University-South Bend
We had a very good year in the sciences at IU South Bend—the sort that makes a dean of the liberal arts proud. Biology Professor Peter G. Bushnell was part of a team studying Greenland sharks. Their article in Science, revealing a key finding that Greenland sharks live hundreds of years garnered worldwide attention including NPR nationally and on many local stations, the Weather Channel, The NY Times, The Guardian, The Hindu, many TV affiliates, ScienceNordic, Global News Canada, Huffington Post and hundreds of other news outlets.
In Physics, Professor Ilan Levine was a recipient, as part of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) team, of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The SNO experiment, which discovered neutrino oscillations and thereby solved the “solar neutrino problem,” is the same work for which Arthur McDonald, the SNO project leader, shared the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics.
At Texas A&M-Texarkana we’re heading for a record year in enrollment, with numbers trending upward by 10-12 percent as we head into the fall. Much of the growth is coming from our continued “downward expansion,” i.e., our move to enroll freshmen and sophomores (up until 2010, we had only admitted transfer students as upperclassmen seeking bachelor’s degrees). To accommodate the new students, we are building two state-of-the-art facilities: a recreation center and an academic building. In the fall, we will open the Red River Innovation Laboratory for the Humanities, which will provide an intellectual hub for student-faculty research and community partnerships.