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Mane Men

Albright Honors All-Century Basketball Team

Albright Lions

photo: John Pankratz

In celebration of the historic 100th season of Albright College men’s basketball, an elite group of 30 Albright basketball stars were recognized in January.

Team members are Will Renken (All-Century Team Coach), Ed Anlian ’50, Mike DePaul ’56, George Conrad ’56, Ken Van Dine ’61, Tom Pearsall ’63, Dick Kauffman ’65, Mike Klahr ’66, Bill Kudrick ’67, Mike Eckenroth ’68, John Scholl ’69, Paul Mellini ’74, Ray Ricketts ’74, Dan Jones ’77, Bill Carey ’80, Russ McNamee ’80, Mike Reedy ’81, Bob Ford ’81, Chip Carey ’84, Jeff Batturs ’87, Pat Pruitt ’92, Jim Hoopes ’94, Mahlon Hayes ’95, Dwight Davis ’97, James Drewry ’00, Shawn Swavely ’00, Terron Buchanon ’04, Trevor Deeter ’06, Matt Kieselowsky ’07 and Albert Medoro ’08.

For more on the players’ athletic achievements at Albright, please visit the Albright Athletics web site at



To give you a taste of the challenging and interesting courses that Albright faculty and students are engaged in
today, our “Class Act” feature highlights a current Albright course.

SOC490 – Seminar/Criminology

Carla J. Abodalo, M.S., chair/instructor in sociology and crime & justice

Course Description
A scholarly, comprehensive, empirical examination of the phenomenon known as serial murder. Content includes psychological, sociological, biological and familial influences, and individual case studies. Other topics covered include serial murder and its relation to race and gender, the many myths associated with serial murder, and the role of the media and law enforcement officials. Particular emphasis is on the difficulties in the apprehension of serial killers. Students are also required in small groups to engage in a semester-long criminal profiling exercise. This gives students a deeper insight into the obstacles and challenges associated with investigating and solving this type of crime.

What Faculty Say
“I feel that my senior seminar allows criminology students to gain an understanding of the etiology of serial murder in a creative and unique way. It is extremely gratifying for me to witness the culmination of creative and analytical effort put forth by the students when each group presents their case and findings at the end of their semester-long journey into the minds of serial killers.”
– Professor Carla Abodalo

What Students Say
“I enjoy this class because it revolves around a topic that seems to pique everyone’s interest. I believe this class is important for students because it calls on them to use the abilities they have learned at Albright, such as leadership, organization, teamwork and responsibility. It forces students to work with people who are not their friends or people they may not like, and it challenges them to find a way to work together toward a common goal.”
– Ryan Bausch ‘09

“It allows us to apply all we have learned from previous classes, such as social theory, criminal investigations, and crime and deviance, toward the work on our project. With professor Abodalo’s guidance we take on the role of a criminal profiler. I absolutely love this class, because instead of sitting and listening to lectures we finally get to let our creative juices flow.”
– Lisa Procaccini ‘09

“It is a good course for building strong character for someone who wants to go into the law enforcement field. Having a seminar dedicated to a real-life simulation instead of just lectures ensures that we have some idea of what we are doing mentally when we step into any job in this field.”
– Nicole Wheeler-Dennett ‘09

Required Texts
John Douglas, Journey Into Darkness; Eric Hickey, Serial Murderers and Their Victims; Robert H. Ressler, Whoever Fights Monsters.


Not Your Typical Spring Break

Spring Break

Rachel Garren ’11, Annie Rhodes ’10, Casey Hart ’10 and Erica Germini ’10 are four of 22 students who spent their spring break in Galveston, Texas, gutting, getting rid of mold, drywalling, painting and landscaping homes destroyed by Hurricane Ike.

For team leader Rachel Caminsky ’09, the experience was life-changing. “I learned a lot about myself…the people there lost a lot but they were willing to give us so much.”

Galveston, an island that is typically a hot spot for tourists, has seen its businesses undergoing extreme financial stress, said team member Jay Feitshans ’09. “We worked on the houses of the impoverished who couldn’t afford to rebuild, and homes of the middle class who were simply overwhelmed by the devastation and needed that extra physical and emotional support.”

It was catering coordinator Mike Miller’s third time accompanying a group of students on an “alternative spring break.” First to New Orleans, then to Biloxi, Miss., and this time to Galveston, Miller said,“The students always rise to the occasion…and go beyond. They are amazing, very eager, with a ‘let’s get it done’ attitude.” The trip was coordinated through Community Collaborations International and Good News Galveston.


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