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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

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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

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Commencement Ceremony at Allegheny College Celebrates the Class of 2024 and Two Distinguished Leaders

Today, Allegheny College honored 300 graduating students and presented honorary degrees to two distinguished leaders at Commencement ceremonies held inside the David V. Wise Center. Elisabeth Smith, CEO at Acutec Precision Aerospace, Inc. in Meadville, PA delivered the commencement address. In her remarks, Elisabeth highlighted the power of a strong community and the difference a

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Alumni-Led Marketing Firm Recognized for Nonprofit Work

TrailBlaze Creative, an Allegheny College alumni-led Pittsburgh marketing and communications agency, has clinched four prestigious awards at the 19th Annual Davey Awards, as well as two Public Relations Society of America awards for their work with affordable homeownership, creative advocacy, and residential development media relations. Founded in 2015 by Tim Hindes ‘00, who later recruited

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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

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Award-Winning Buffalo Educator Transforms Lives Of Students

Rachel M. (Wysocki) Kent ’03 approaches life with the philosophy that no good deed should go undone. Although she wasn’t quite sure of her career plans as a student at Allegheny College, she loved learning and helping others. She maximized her time at Allegheny by choosing to double major in English and history— laying the

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