Doctoral Student Support, Outstanding Dissertation, First In-Person Defense
Doctoral Student Support, Outstanding Dissertation, First In-Person Defense
IUP receives funding to support doctoral student; SAHE grad honored for dissertation; program marks first in-person dissertation defense; and more
Three women in medical clothing are at a nurses’ station in a hospital setting. Inside the station, one in dark scrubs is sitting and typing, with her computer off camera, and one in a white coat is standing and talking on the phone while looking at a chart that a woman in blue scrubs on the opposite side of the counter is also looking at. Medical equipment is lining the hallway in the background.
The American Hospital Association predicts a shortage of half-a-million nurses by 2026. See how IUP’s undergraduate- and graduate-level nursing programs are preparing students to fill this void.
IUP has secured more than $200,000 from the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity program, managed by the National Security Agency, to support a student pursuing a cybersecurity doctorate. A faculty team has selected Brad Messner from the PhD in Business program to receive the funding.
The Southern Association for College Student Affairs presented Craig Pickett Jr., a 2010 graduate of IUP’s Student Affairs in Higher Education master’s program, with the 2022 Dissertation of the Year award. He completed his PhD at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, where he is director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
The Tony and Emma Ricupero-Rustic Lodge Scholarship for 2022 was awarded to Academy of Culinary Arts students Gabriella Finn of Altoona and Emily Shaffer of Curwensville. The scholarship was established by the Ricupero and Lubold families, which have owned the Rustic Lodge, a local banquet facility, for 50 years.
A senior director of quality for Dick’s Sporting Goods’ global supply chain, Ryan Miller, recently became the first doctoral candidate in the fledgling PhD in Business program to defend his dissertation in person on campus. His focus was supply chain management.
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