Articles: Tag: History

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

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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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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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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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Military Historian Carol Reardon ‘74 Brings Battlefields to Life

Dr. Carol Reardon ‘74, a nationally-renowned military historian with expertise in the Civil War and Vietnam Conflict will be offering a free public lecture entitled “Gettysburg in History and Memory” on February 19 at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in downtown Meadville. Prof. Rearden is the George Winfree Professor Emerita of American History

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Allegheny College Alum Teaching in Bulgaria as a Fulbright Fellow

Allegheny College senior Becca Winton ’23 has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship, allowing her to teach English to high school students in Panagyurishte, Bulgaria, and adult learners at the Professional School of Industrial Technologies, Management, and Tourism.  “I’m hoping to learn more about multicultural education and gain knowledge about different types of education systems. I’m

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People & Places: September 2023

People & Places is a monthly highlight of the ongoing professional activities and achievements of faculty, staff, and students of the College. Blake Neiderlander ’24 recently completed a ten-week-long biomedical ethics research internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as one of the six candidates selected for this highly competitive program. Over the summer,

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People & Places: August 2023

People & Places is a monthly highlight of the ongoing professional activities and achievements of faculty, staff, and students of the College. Adrienne Krone, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Sustainability and Religious Studies, and Brittany Davis, previously Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Black Studies at Allegheny, published a chapter in the book Key

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People & Places: June/July 2023

People & Places is a monthly highlight of the ongoing professional activities and achievements of faculty, staff, and students of the College. Kirsten Peterson, Senior Assistant Dean of Student Success for Health Professions Advising, presented at the NEAAHP (Health Professions Advisors) meeting held in June 2023 at Niagara Falls. Her topic was “Speaking of Competencies,”

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