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Allegheny Graduate Awarded Inaugural Max Ferrá Director Fellowship From INTAR Theatre

In early 2022, Itzel Ayala ’18 was awarded the inaugural Max Ferrá Director Fellowship from INTAR (International Arts Relations) Theatre, a national honor that recognizes an exceptional emerging Latinx director. Ayala says her experiences at Allegheny College helped set the stage for the next step in her blossoming career in the theatre.   “I think my

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Alumna Shares Global Issues and Insights With Executives From Around the World

As a global risks and investigations consultant, Daniela Cuellar ’16 delves into pressing global issues and shares insights with executives around the world. She says her Allegheny College education helped pave the way for her career. “Allegheny is able to provide different majors and enables students to combine different skills that are key for work-life,”

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Alumnus Fosters Diversity and Inclusion for Students as Educator and PBS Consultant

As a student assistant in Allegheny College’s Creek Connections environmental education program, Will Tolliver Jr. ’14 wrote grants, developed lesson plans, coordinated school visits, and taught students in the U.S. and abroad about the significance of water quality. Tolliver’s time with Creek Connections would ignite his career providing accessible, equitable education for the next generation. 

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Two Allegheny College Graduates Awarded 2022 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Allegheny College alumni Kris Troy ’16 and Bella Petitta ’21 were awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship winners are provided with an annual stipend, a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to their graduate institution, and additional funding to support research. Previous awardees have gone onto distinguished careers as professors or

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Allegheny Graduate Earns FDA Distinguished Career Service Award

In 2017, Donald N. Klein ’82, Ph.D., became the first senior review chemist to be awarded the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Distinguished Career Service Award from the FDA commissioner. Klein wrote complex regulatory documents that evaluated the safety of pharmaceutical drugs — work was critical to protecting the health and safety of United States

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Heather Moore Roberson Appointed Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Allegheny College

Allegheny College President Hilary L. Link, Ph.D., today announced the appointment of Heather Moore Roberson, Ph.D., as the college’s dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion, effective June 1. Moore Roberson is currently an associate professor of community & justice studies and Black studies and director of faculty diversity and inclusion at Allegheny. She will continue

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Allegheny Alumna Tackles Tuberculosis Prevention as CDC Fellow

Jessica Margraf ’21 says her time at Allegheny College shaped her interests in global public health. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in global health studies and environmental studies, and a minor in psychology, she’s putting those interests to work as a 2021 Public Health Associate with the Centers for

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Soil to Plate: Students Present Sustainable Agricultural Research

Where does your food actually come from? First- and second-year environmental science and sustainability (ESS) students at Allegheny College wanted to know. But, even more, they wanted to understand how to make agriculture sustainable for all.  Those students — enrolled in the spring semester in the Soil to Plate: World Food and Agriculture course —

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Commencement Ceremonies at Allegheny College Celebrate the Class of 2022 and Two Distinguished Leaders

Allegheny College today honored 338 graduating students and presented honorary degrees to two distinguished leaders at Commencement ceremonies held on Bicentennial Plaza in the shadow of historic Bentley Hall. Honorary doctorates of humane letters were conferred on Douglas Tallamy, Ph.D. — a 1973 Allegheny graduate and noted conservationist, entomologist and educator — and Henry “Hank”

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