Articles: Tag: Political Science

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

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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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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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Make Your Passion Your Plan: Law and Policy Program Changes Path of New Grad

As anyone who has attended college and began their career can attest, often what you think you’re going to study or do for a living is not at all what ends up happening. Claudia Huber ‘24 was certain she was destined for law school. Huber says as a freshman, “I was extremely focused on how

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Former Allegheny Teammates Reunite Through Organ Donation Awareness

Tucked away in a quiet corner during a family ski trip to Vermont, alumna Jess Goeller ’04 finds a moment of solitude to reflect on her time at Allegheny College. Goeller works full-time as a project manager of medical devices at Bayer in Pittsburgh. She’s also a wife and mother of four boys, which makes

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Allegheny Alumnus Found his Rhythm in the Navy

Performing songs capturing every musical genre from the National Song of Remembrance, “Taps” to classic rock, Naval musician and Allegheny College alumnus, Daniel Honeycutt ‘14, serves his country through music as a member of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet Band. The double major in music and political science began his journey into performing twenty-some years

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Allegheny Alumnus Trailblazing the Way for Endurance Runners

Traversing 100 miles of craggy terrain through dust clouds and vertical mountain grades is not for the faint of heart. Allegheny College alumnus, Lamont King ‘95, pushes through the formidable physical pain with a fierce mental strength that perhaps only ultramarathon runners can understand, let alone endure. “The beauty of running long distances is that

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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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Alumnus Supports Pittsburgh Steelers As Team Event Operations Manager

In November 2022, the Pittsburgh Steelers nominated John Wodarek ’93, the team’s event operations manager, for the NFL’s Salute to Service Award presented by USAA. The award honors NFL players, coaches, and personnel committed to the military community. “It’s an extremely rewarding experience,” says Wodarek, who majored in communication arts and political science at Allegheny

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