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Professional achievements ? November 2008

Here is a compilation of achievements by Ohio University faculty, staff and students submitted for publication in Outlook. Click here to submit news of an achievement. 

Please note that achievement announcement archives are not available for August, September and October 2008, due to technical difficulties.

Margaret McAdams

The Southern Ohio Museum Cream of the Crop Art Show 

MARGARET MCADAMS, art, Chillicothe, earned third place in this summer's Cream of the Crop art show at the Southern Ohio Museum in Portsmouth. 

Molly Elise Young

NAFSA Region VI Conference 

AMANDA YUSKO, International Student and Faculty Services, received the Dorothy Brickman Award for Outstanding New Professional at the 2008 NAFSA Region VI Conference. Read more about the award

MOLLY YOUNG, Ohio Program of Intensive English, and former Ohio University student GAIL BUMBURY were recognized as the winners of the Case Study Competition, which is reserved for newcomers to the field of international education. 

NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, is the leading professional association promoting the exchange of students and scholars to and from the United States.


Anastasia Pronin

David L. Stashower Visionary Scholarship 

ANASTASIA PRONIN, senior journalism student, was awarded the David L. Stashower Visionary Scholarship for 2008. PRONIN also has been honored for her accomplishments with six other scholarships and recently completed an internship at Financial Dynamics, a financial communications firm in Manhattan. The program honors Stashower, former chairman of Cleveland-based marketing communications agency Liggett Stashower. 

Susan Sarnoff

Journal of Social Work Education 

SUSAN SARNOFF, social work, has won a Top Reviewer Award for her work on the editorial board of the Journal of Social Work Education, the journal of the Council on Social Work Education.  SARNOFF received the award at the CSWE annual program meeting in Philadelphia in October. 

Camille Leadingham

Certified Nurse Educator 

CAMILLE LEADINGHAM, nursing, Chillicothe, earned the designation of Certified Nurse Educator after successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed by the National League for Nursing. The certification distinguishes nursing education as a specialty area of practice; recognizes the nurse educator's specialized knowledge, skills and abilities; strengthens the use of core competencies of nurse educator practice; and demonstrates a commitment to professional development and lifelong learning. Leadingham has been a member of the campus faculty for six years. She is board-certified in medical-surgical nursing and is certified as an adult nurse practitioner. 

Joseph Dipietro

September Classified Employee of the Month 

JOE DIPIETRO, Office of Information Technology, has been named Classified Senate's September Classified Employee of the Month. DiPietro was selected for his commitment to outstanding customer service.  He provides technical support to computer users in Facilities and Auxiliaries as a member of OIT's desktop support group. 

Joan Mace

NAFI Flight Instructors Hall of Fame 

JOAN E. MACE, professor emerita of aviation, was inducted into the National Association of Flight Instructors Hall of Fame on Oct. 24. MACE, who is the first female chair of the university's Department of Aviation, began providing flight instruction in 1946 at the Ohio University Airport. As department chair, she is credited with starting a four-year bachelor's degree program in airway science and establishing an aviation advisory board. This award follows a lifelong string of achievements for MACE. She was inducted into the Amelia Earhart International Forest of Friendship in 2002, and in 2004 she received  the FFA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award and was named Ohio University Alumna of the Year.

Julie Zylinsky

2008 Ohio Communication Association award 

JULIE ZYLINSKY, senior organizational communication major, Zanesville, is the 2008 recipient of the Ohio Communications Association Undergraduate Student Award. In addition to her academic pursuits, she is involved with the Green Bobcats, an environmental club, and is a member of the Student Senate. She also serves as president of Omicron Alpha Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta and is a member of Golden Key International Honor Society. 

Jackie Forshey

Classified employee of the month 

JACKIE FORSHEY, nursing and student services, Zanesville, was named classified employee of the month. FORSHEY, a six-year employee of the Zanesville campus, was recognized in August for going above and beyond in providing a student-focused perspective that is displayed in her daily interaction with students, faculty and staff. 

Susan Maxwell Nanci Rosier

American Association of Medical Assistants' Annual Convention 

SUSAN MAXWELL and NANCI ROSIER, medical assisting technology, Lancaster, attended the American Association of Medical Assistants' Annual Convention in October, earning  AAMA continuing education units for recertification credit. 

Ken Heineman

Ohio Academy of History Conference 

KEN HEINEMEN, history, Lancaster, was selected to chair the planning committee for the 2009 Ohio Academy of History Conference. He also recently attended the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Historical Association in Bethlehem, Pa., where he served on a panel titled "Still a Keystone?  20th Century Pennsylvania Politics:  A Roundtable." 

John Reiger

Consultant on Ken Burns' documentary 

JOHN REIGER, history, Chillicothe, is serving as a paid consultant to renowned filmmaker Ken Burns on a multi-part documentary on the history of the national parks. Portions of RIEGER?s thesis on the origins of the national park movement may be incorporated into the documentary. REIGER said the documentary is scheduled for broadcast next year on channels such as the History Channel, PBS affiliates and Arts and Entertainment. 

Susan Maxwell Nanci Rosier

American Association of Medical Assistants' Annual Convention 

SUSAN MAXWELL and NANCI ROSIER, medical assisting technology, Lancaster, attended the American Association of Medical Assistants' Annual Convention in October, earning  AAMA continuing education units for recertification credit. 

Bruce Martin

Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership 

BRUCE MARTIN, school of recreation and sport sciences, was named  as a member of the inaugural advisory council for the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership (JOREL). The recently launched periodical's mission is to improve outdoor recreation, education and leadership through the publication and dissemination of peer-reviewed manuscripts centered on professional practice, research and theoretical discussions. 

Charles McWeeny

Ohio Arts Council 

CHARLES MCWEENY, dean, College of Fine Arts, was appointed to the Ohio Arts Council Board by Gov. Ted Strickland. McWeeny, an accomplished ceramic artist, will serve a term ending July 1, 2012, replacing a member who resigned. A professor at Ohio University for 25 years, McWeeny teaches courses in ceramics and for the last eight years has taught graduate students exclusively. He became dean of the College of Fine Arts in May 2006. The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically. 

Andrea Baker

Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers 

ANDREA BAKER,sociology, Lancaster,attended the Association of Internet Researchers conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, in October. She presented the paper "The Social Construction of Identity of Online Rock Fans." 

Jana Hovland

International dietetics conference 

JANA HOVLAND, Scripps College of Communication, recently gave a presentation on the FoodMASTER program at the 15th International Congress of Dietetics in Yokohoma, Japan. The program uses food and nutrition to teach math and science to elementary students. Read more

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