April 16th 2021
Lupita Gonzalez and Rosita Scerbo each benefited from mentorship on their paths from growing up in immigrant families to enrolling as first-generation college students to earning their doctorates. Now, as Allegheny College faculty members, they’ve in turn embraced the role of mentor. Gonzalez and Scerbo have co-founded a new lab designed to enhance opportunities for
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February 8th 2021
Ever since his childhood growing up near Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, James Scarborough has had a keen interest in the nighttime sky and often considers what it would be like to explore those shiny points of light that he gazes at in wonder. Scarborough brought his love of the stars to Allegheny College, where he is
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December 18th 2020
There are three areas that Allegheny College sophomore Emily Spitz is passionate about: her academics, swimming and singing, and she says she is excited to be able to continue to pursue those interests on campus, even during the ongoing pandemic. Spitz, a biochemistry major on the pre-med track — “I especially enjoy learning about genetics,”
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November 10th 2020
It wasn’t quite the senior year that Kyra Nielsen anticipated, but she is still happy to be among classmates, faculty and familiar surroundings at Allegheny College as she completes her undergraduate education. Nielsen, a psychology major and German minor from Pulaski, New York, will graduate in May 2021. She said she is enthusiastic about her
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September 9th 2020
It’s quite the fusion of talents joining the ranks of Allegheny College’s faculty in the fall of 2020. From scholars in modern Arabic literature and French and Francophone studies to a former economic analyst for a global banking firm, Allegheny’s new faculty members bring unique backgrounds and qualities to the campus classrooms this academic year.
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July 27th 2020
Alexandra Downer, a rising senior from Pittsburgh, has a busy academic schedule at Allegheny College as a psychology major and an education studies minor, but she finds the time and energy to boost fundraising on behalf of her Delta Delta Delta sorority chapter and the patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee. Downer
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Allegheny College student Maya Hackman has been awarded a scholarship through the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP), which provides financial assistance to individuals pursuing a program of study leading to a Master of Science in physician assistant studies. Hackman, a junior biology major and psychology minor, will attend Chatham University for
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September 23rd 2019
Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Hold it and picture a field of poppies glistening in the sunlight among the rolling green hills. You are peaceful. You are floating among the clouds. Now exhale slowly and feel the love. Joshua Searle-White has dropped plenty of coin to hear gurus share visions like this in
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From a native of Italy who speaks five languages to a motocross enthusiast, Allegheny’s new faculty members bring many unique backgrounds and qualities to the campus classrooms in the fall of 2019. Let’s meet each of them briefly: Kathryn Bender Assistant Professor of Economics Kathryn Bender joins the Economics Department this fall and is helping
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August 22nd 2019
Mental health problems are on the rise in the United States, but due to a variety of reasons, many people aren’t getting or seeking the help they need, says Allegheny Psychology Professor Monali Chowdhury. Recognizing a lack of research on the subject, Chowdhury tasked students in her research group to study this phenomenon in the
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