Page 2 - 2012 Lycoming Summer Magazine

Ross receives
inaugural award
Dr. Susan Ross, professor
of sociology, received the
inaugural Berthold Research
Information Competencies
Award from the College. The
award will be given annually
to a faculty member who
has exhibited a commitment
to research and information
competencies in assignments,
collaboration, curriculum
mapping, professional
development and scholarship.
The award is named in honor of Dr. Howard Berthold,
retired professor of psychology as well as the first and long-
serving chair of the Faculty Library Advisory Committee.
Berthold was a strong supporter of Snowden Library’s
instruction program.
Honors Convocation
Lycoming presented its top four awards during the annual
Honors Convocation on April 15.
Dr. Susan Beery, an assistant professor and chair of the
psychology department, is recipient of the 2012 Constance Cupp
Plankenhorn Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence. She joined
the Lycoming faculty in 1999.
Dr. Kerry Richmond, assistant professor of criminal justice,
was awarded the 2012 Junior Faculty Teaching Award for
excellence in teaching. She has taught at Lycoming since 2009.
Dr. Edward Gabriel, associate professor of biology, received
the Makisu Award, which the student body presents to a faculty
or staff member for extraordinary service and dedication. He
has taught at the College since 1977 and has served as the
Health Professions Advisory Committee chair for more than 25
Joseph Andrie of Reedsville, Pa., was presented the
Chieftain Award. First presented in 1952, the award is the
highest honor given to a graduating senior. Andrie, who
earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in May, was involved in
numerous activities on campus, including Greek life and the
Campus Activities Board, and served as a Spanish and organic
chemistry peer tutor. He also was a standout performer on the
men’s swim team and a member of the
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Andrie is spending his summer
conducting research at the University
of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Children’s Hospital. This fall, he plans
to attend Penn State’s Hershey College
of Medicine to pursue a career in
family medicine or pediatrics.
Darough participates in Fulbright seminar
Michael Darough, visiting assistant professor of
art, participated this summer in “Diversity in German
Education 2012: A Professional
Development Seminar for
U.S. Teachers to Germany,”
administered by the German-
American Fulbright Commission
in Berlin.
The seminar was held at
the University of Tübingen,
where participants received an
overview of the German school
and post-secondary education
system in order to enrich their
own educational work. The
seminar also discussed the
changing educational structures in Germany and Europe
and the resulting responses and opportunities for German
schools, teachers and students. U.S. educators shared their
teaching experiences with German colleagues, students and
program partners.
Michael Darough
Joseph Andrie ’12
President James Douthat with award recipients Dr. Susan Beery and
Dr. Kerry Richmond, and Provost Dr. Phil Sprunger.
Dr. Susan Ross