WCU pro­fes­sors rec­og­nized for re­search

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Adam Farence afarence@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @afarence on Twit­ter

WEST CH­ESTER >> On Thurs­day, the West Ch­ester Univer­sity Foun­da­tion hosted a re­cep­tion at the Alumni & Foun­da­tion Cen­ter, lo­cated at 202 Carter Drive, to cel­e­brate the re­search and ex­per­tise of univer­sity fac­ulty at the first an­nual “Spot­light on Re­search” re­cep­tion.

The re­cep­tion, led by the univer­sity’s Provost Lor­raine Ber­not­sky was a way to cel­e­brate the schol­ar­ship of the fac­ulty, who are con­tribut­ing na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally to ad­vanc­ing schol­ar­ship and re­search in their fields of study.

Union Pres­i­dent Mark Rim­ple gave a brief over­view of the event and how the fac­ulty was se­lected.

In­terim univer­sity Pres­i­dent Chris Fiorentino wel­comed and rec­og­nized all who have been pro­moted to as­so­ciate and full pro­fes­sor and de­tailed the process and the im­por­tance of schol­ar­ship in the pro­mo­tion process and gen­eral ex­cel­lence of re­search and schol­ar­ship of the fac­ulty.

State Sen. An­drew “Andy” Din­ni­man, D-19 of West White­land, spoke about the evo­lu­tion of the event which was born out of con­ver­sa­tions with Rim­ple as a way to cel­e­brate the schol­ar­ship of the WCU fac­ulty.

The awardees in­cluded: Kevin B. Ap­tow­icz, pro­fes­sor of physics; Josh Auld, as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor of bi­ol­ogy; El­lie Brown, pro­fes­sor of psy­chol­ogy; Liz Grillo, as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor of com­mu­ni­ca­tion sciences and dis­or­ders; Kurt Ko­lasin­ski, pro­fes­sor of chem­istry; Al­li­son Kol­pas, as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor of math­e­mat­ics; Ch­eryl Neale-McFall, as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of coun­selor ed­u­ca­tion; Eric Owens, as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor of coun­selor ed­u­ca­tion; Carolyn Sori­sio, pro­fes­sor of English; and Liz Wang, pro­fes­sor of mar­ket­ing.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — WEST CH­ESTER UNIVER­SITY FOUN­DA­TION

Sev­eral West Ch­ester Univer­sity fac­ulty were hon­ored at the first an­nual “Spot­light on Re­search” re­cep­tion.

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