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A new co-major in public policy and administration offers insight into theory and practice of data-driven government policy processes. Students will also be exposed to the functions and roles of nonprofit organizations.
Recognizing a growing field, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that U.S. governments added 132,000 public policy jobs in just one year (2018-19), and the Center for Civil Society Studies reports that nonprofit job growth outpaced for-profit job growth by 3 to 1 from 2007 to 2016.
Nearly half of Albright students take advantage of Albright’s distinctive co-major programs — which enable students to cross or combine different programs, without taking longer to graduate.
Albright students can more quickly earn either a Juris Doctor or Master of Legal Studies graduate school degree through a new early admission articulation agreement. Qualified Albright College students are invited to begin their first year of legal studies during their senior year at Albright, graduating with both a bachelor’s degree from Albright and a Juris Doctor degree from Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law in three additional years (3+3 BA/JD) — or a Master of Legal Studies degree in one additional year (3+1 BA/MLS).
Four Albright faculty members have been recognized for distinguished teaching and scholarship for 2021. Awardees include Assistant Professor of History Hilary Aquino, Ph.D., earning the Dr. Henry P. and M. Paige Laughlin Distinguished Faculty Award; Associate Professor of Psychology Bridget Hearon, Ph.D., receiving the Class of ’49 Annadora Vesper Shirk Award for Faculty Scholarship; Coordinator and Instructor of Business Administration Melissa Wells, MBA, earning the Melinda Riccio ’94 Memorial Excellence in Teaching Award; and Associate Professor of Economics Lisa Wilder, Ph.D., receiving the United Methodist Exemplary Teaching Award.
Albright College Professors of Religious Studies Robert Paul Seesengood, M.Div., Ph.D., and Jennifer Koosed, Ph.D., contributed essays to “Who knows what we’d make of it, if we ever got our hands on it?” Focusing on author Margaret Atwood’s use of the Bible and religion in science fiction novels, the collection has been named the 2020 Best Anthology or Edited Collection by the Margaret Atwood Society.
A lifelong resident of Reading, Pa., Michael H. Reese ’86 graduated from Albright’s evening degree program with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and retired from a 30-year career as a public servant for the City of Reading in 2011. He holds recovery specialist certifications from Pennsylvania’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs in the areas of relapse prevention, the spirituality of recovery, screening and assessment, trauma and addiction, and women and addiction.
Nancy G. Shores, J.D., of Roslyn Heights, N.Y., has served as vice president global real estate, construction and deputy general counsel at The Nature’s Bounty Company since 2004, where she oversees more than seven million square feet of worldwide real estate, manages company-wide dispositions, design and construction, acquisitions and strategic planning related to industrial, office and corporate real estate and assets.
Promoted to senior vice president of automotive sales at East Penn Manufacturing Company in 2019, Peter D. Stanislawczyk, of Mohnton, Pa., is responsible for all of the company’s automotive sales segments including original equipment, aftermarket, private and proprietary brands, branch operations, and wire, cable and battery accessories.