Achievements – October
December 7, 2018   //   By:   //   Achievements


Justin Badgerow, associate professor of music and supervisor for Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Success (ALD), Colleen McGovern, ’21 and Kaitlyn Edinger, ‘21 attended the National Leadership Conference in Cincinnati October 19 through 21.

They represented the Elizabethtown College chapter of ALD and were recognized for an “Alpha Award“. This award recognized the high percentage yield of new member invitees for the chapter. Further, Badgerow served as a panelist on the session “Membership Recruitment.”

The club is also pleased to announce that Natalie Nye, ‘19 was awarded the ALD Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship to use toward her Argentina experience in summer 2018.

Jean Batista Abreu, assistant professor of engineering and physics, published “Three-Dimensional Benchmark Problems for Design by Advanced Analysis: Impact of Twist” with the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The peer-reviewed paper provides a set of benchmark problems in which the accurate modeling of the three-dimensional behavior of structural members is essential. Also, it illustrates the new steel design provisions and can be used to validate the adequate use of advanced methods of nonlinear structural analysis.

Ed Frick, lecturer of education, presented with Ron Kennedy, a local-level education colleague from Donegal School District, on the topic of school leadership and the transgender experience at the Pennsylvania School Boards Association – Pennsylvania Association of School Administrator School Leadership Conference held in Hershey, PA in October.

The presentation involved interactive scenario-based discussion around policy implications for schools to create a connected and safe environment for transgender students.

Michele Lee Kozimor-King, ’93, associate professor of sociology, facilitated and co-organized a Teaching and Learning Workshop sponsored by Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society, at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting on October 11 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Kozimor-King opened the workshop with a World Cafe and co-presented in two sessions at the workshop with alumna Barbara Prince, ’12. The topics of the sessions presented by Kozimor-King and Prince included the use of Twitter to increase student engagement and incorporating the Clifton Strengths Inventory in the classroom. Kozimor-King and Prince also facilitated the Barnga Simulation during the workshop.

Kozimor-King, along with Quadriyyah Abdul-Aziz, ’19, Stevie Caronia, ’19 and Delaney Dammeyer, ’20 presented the research poster “Subscribing to Social Research: Community-Based Research Provides Students with Research and Professional Skills” at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting in Norfolk Virginia on October 11.

The poster depicted skills gained from the community-based research project with community partner LNP Media Group completed last year in the two-course Research Methods and Statistical Analysis sequence. Dr. Kozimor-King was the faculty advisor for the poster and the professor of the courses.

Kozimor-King, Abdul-Aziz, Caronia, Dammeyer and Cierra Stevens, ’20 also took its fourth consecutive win in the Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS) Annual Team Client Problem Competition (CPC) in Norfolk, Virginia. The team, advised by Kozimor-King, provided the client REACH, Inc. with a practical solution to a current challenge identified by the non-profit organization which serves coastal Virginia. The winning team was selected based on the presentation of academic context and application to the agency’s needs. According to AACS, “the winning team will be able to see their academic insight applied ‘in action.'” The team competed against other institutions including Oklahoma State University, Radford University, University of Tampa, Washington College, and Winston-Salem State University. The team will receive a plaque recognizing their award and the winning solution and team picture will be featured on the AACS website.

Faculty and Students

Faculty, current students and recent graduates attended and presented at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association’s annual conference October 12 through 13 in Monroeville, Pa. Presentations included Gina Fox, Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) and Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed (OTR/L) with “Model for Training Performance Based Measures.”

Kerri Hample, OTD, OTR/L and Fair Housing Council of Montgomery County presented “OT Advocacy/Legislative Updates.”

Hample, Carly Ensor, Master of Science (MS) ’18, Jennifer Gallo MS ’18, Megan Goss MS ’18,  Melissa Keene MS ’18, Mary Ludwig MS ’18, Jennifer Newman MS ’18 and Adelaide Stang MS ’18 presented “Improving Interoception: Hunger, Sleep, Emotional Regulation and Toileting.”

Rachel Brubaker MS ’18, Occupational Therapy and Debbie Waltermire, Doctor of Public Health and OTR/L presented “Occupational Therapy’s Role in Disability Ministries.”

Waltermire, Brubaker, Emily Reese MS ’18 and Samantha Speierman MS ’18, Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR), presented “Occupational Performance of Young Adults with Congenital Heart Defects.”

Poster presentations included Lauren Helmig and Hannah Beatty, current graduate students, with “Parent and Child Perspectives: Unified Sports.”

Hannah Bacon MS ’18, Laurie Conran MS ’18 and Camilla Keady MS ’18 presented “An Interdisciplinary Sensory Processing Measure.”

Christine Achenbach, Master of Education and OTR/L, Megan DeMichele MS ’18, Shelby Brown MS ’18, Alyssa Frankenfield MS ’18 and Victoria Pagano MS ’18 presented “Exploring the Influence of coloring on Attachment.”

Courtney Schauer, current graduate student, presented “In-Home Hospice Nursing: Work and Life Experiences through the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) Lens.”

Brenna McNamee, current graduate student and Achenbach presented “Gender Differences in the Brain Development of Children Who Have Experienced Trauma.”

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