Articles: by Katheryn Frazier

Allegheny Graduate Goes From Corporate Vice President To Kindergarten Teacher

It’s never too late to make a change in life. That’s what Jeffrey Dacales ’76 learned after transitioning from a corporate vice president to an elementary school teacher.  “Allegheny College taught me to look at things broadly— to look past a silo, which helped me in education,” says Dacales. “I learned you have to continually

Continue Reading "Allegheny Graduate Goes From Corporate Vice President To Kindergarten Teacher"

Bonner Students Make An Impact For Over 25 Years At Allegheny College

Since 1998, the Allegheny College Bonner Program has cultivated the next generation of leaders. Bonner students are changemakers dedicated to social justice, diversity, and civic engagement. Over 75+ Bonner Programs exist in the country. However, Allegheny College is distinguished as one of three institutions with a hybrid model comprising half of Bonner Leaders and Scholars,

Continue Reading "Bonner Students Make An Impact For Over 25 Years At Allegheny College"

Two Allegheny College Alums Provide Clean Energy To Appalachia

For over a decade, Laura Nagel ’07 and Dan Conant ’07 have relentlessly contributed to clean energy in West Virginia by providing a full-service solar development and installation service known as Solar Holler.  The idea for the company started as Conant’s Senior Comprehensive Project, which proposed that clean energy needs to come to communities where

Continue Reading "Two Allegheny College Alums Provide Clean Energy To Appalachia"

Allegheny College Graduate Leads Erie Insurance Human Resources Divison

Karen Skarupski ’83 is inspired to help teams and people achieve their goals at Erie Insurance. As the senior vice president of human resources, Skarupski says Allegheny College set her up for success.  “A liberal arts education really fosters curiosity, which has helped me through my legal and business career,” says Skarupski. “The faculty were

Continue Reading "Allegheny College Graduate Leads Erie Insurance Human Resources Divison"

Allegheny Alumnus Develops Software Engineering Innovations At Adobe

You’ve probably used an Adobe product alongside billions of other users. Dibyo Mukherjee ’14, a lead software engineer at Adobe, is one of the faces behind the giant technology company. After graduating from Allegheny College with a dual degree in applied computing and environmental studies, Mukherjee interned and later became a full-time employee at the

Continue Reading "Allegheny Alumnus Develops Software Engineering Innovations At Adobe"

Allegheny College Announces New Accelerated Masters Degree in Healthcare Management

Building on the recent announcement of a Healthcare Management major, Allegheny College is pleased to announce a new accelerated Master of Science program in that same area. The program (either 3+1 or 4+1) offers the opportunity for students to earn their BS and MS degrees in an accelerated timeline while continuing to study the field

Continue Reading "Allegheny College Announces New Accelerated Masters Degree in Healthcare Management"

People & Places: December 2023 – April 2024

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Sustainability Delia Byrnes contributed an essay titled “Ecocriticism: From the Wilderness Idea to Just Multispecies Futures” to the edited collection The Routledge Companion to Literature and Social Justice, which was published on November 20, 2023.  Her essay traces the theoretical field of ecocriticism from its origins in European and

Continue Reading "People & Places: December 2023 – April 2024"

Allegheny College Celebrates Transformation of Reis Hall With Groundbreaking Ceremony

While the day started out rainy, the celebration moved inside as key leaders dug in to mark the groundbreaking ceremony held in Schultz Banquet Hall. The celebration marked the start of renovations to Reis Hall, which will transform the building into the Phil St. Moritz ‘61 Center for Innovation.  The St. Moritz Center for Innovation

Continue Reading "Allegheny College Celebrates Transformation of Reis Hall With Groundbreaking Ceremony"

2024 Zingale Big Idea Competition Crowns Seven Winners And Awards $32,000 In Prizes

This year the 2024 Zingale Big Idea Competition (ZBIC) at Allegheny College crowned seven student investor new-business pitch teams from four Western Pennsylvania colleges and awarded $32,000 in prizes. The ZBIC is one of many co-curricular activities offered by the Bruce R. Thompson Center For Business & Economics (CBE) at Allegheny College. Held at Allegheny College’s

Continue Reading "2024 Zingale Big Idea Competition Crowns Seven Winners And Awards $32,000 In Prizes"

10th Annual Gator Give Day Breaks Records, Brings Campus Together and Unites Alumni Far and Wide

The Tenth Annual Gator Give Day brought the Allegheny community together both near and far, online, in person, and with much joy. And it was record-breaking, with funds raised surpassing any previous year.  On April 18, more than 2,890 alumni, parents, employees, students, and friends from around the world made gifts to Allegheny, totaling over

Continue Reading "10th Annual Gator Give Day Breaks Records, Brings Campus Together and Unites Alumni Far and Wide"