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During Albright’s second Empowering Albright Voices day last spring, Albrightians gathered in person and online to celebrate the remarkable diversity of the many voices at Albright. Empowering Albright Voices day is part of the college’s ongoing work of building an equitable and fully participating campus community, in which each community member achieves their full potential and contributes to the flourishing of others. This year’s theme recognizes the intersectionality of different voices by exploring how similar and dissimilar ideas and people can interact to create something novel and powerful. Join us or tune in for the college’s fall Empowering Albright Voices day, Oct. 7.
Six alumni received Alumni Association awards during Alumni Weekend in April. Celebrated 2022 awardees (from left) include:
Bryan Wilson ’11, M.D., F.A.E.M.S. (Bethlehem, Pa.), Young Alumni Achievement Award (wearing red tie)
Kathryn Crossley ’11 (Collegeville, Pa.), Mary Fry Good ’49 Service to Alma Mater Award (husband and past Alumni Board president, Sean, at left)
Dwight Davis ’97, M.Div. (Washington, D.C.), Distinguished Alumni Award
Geneva Johnson ’51 (Brookfield, Wis.), Jacob Albright Award
Victoria Lins ’86 (Mount Kisco, N.Y.), Distinguished Alumni Award
Bishop Samuel Zeiser ’73, Ph.D. (Allentown, Pa.), Distinguished Alumni Award (to President Fetrow’s left)
Albright has been approved by the Reading Area Transportation Study Coordinating Committee for a $168,475 PennDOT TASA grant to help fund a pedestrian safety project. The Albright College Pedestrian Safety Initiative will increase accessibility for people with limited mobility and other disabilities by constructing and modifying ADA-compliant/accessible curb cuts throughout Albright’s campus and College Heights neighborhood.
A recently completed Community Needs Assessment, conducted by Albright faculty and students in cooperation with the College Heights Community Council, identified pedestrian safety as a priority concern for the neighborhood. Nearly 150 students and neighborhood residents participated in the assessment.
In addition to college students and residents, the target area for this project is traversed by a significant number of out-of-town visitors attending athletic events, theatre performances, lectures and art exhibits throughout the year. Enhancing pedestrian safety in the college’s neighborhood is expected to make the College Heights area more attractive to prospective students and potential homebuyers, while improving student and resident access to neighborhood businesses.
In April, President Jacque Fetrow and Science Research Institute Director Adelle Schade were the only educators invited to present their approach to education at the National Day of Glass in Washington, D.C., in April—a U.S. celebration that is part of the International Year of Glass in Geneva. Attendees include the director of the National Science Foundation, the director of DARPA and the director of Livermore National Labs.
Earning 2022 awards for excellence in teaching, scholarly and creative work, and commitment to students are:
Arcana Albright, Ph.D., Professor of French, United Methodist Exemplary Teaching Award
Michael D’Errico, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music, Class of ’49 Annadora Vesper Shirk Award for Faculty Scholarship
Lisa A. Hain, Psy.D., Assistant Professor and Chair of Applied Psychology, Melinda Riccio ’94 Memorial Excellence in Teaching Award
Jeffrey Lentz, M.M., Senior Artist in Residence of Theatre and Music, Dr. Henry P. and M. Paige Laughlin Distinguished Faculty Award
Ian J. Rhile, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award
Gwendolyn Seidman, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Laughlin Research Award for Faculty Scholarship