Transit Triangle Offers Convenient LaPorte County Travel

The Transit Triangle commuter bus service that connects LaPorte, Michigan City and Purdue University North Central offers convenient, affordable transportation to anyone who wants to travel between these locations for work, school, leisure or personal business.

transit triangle busTwo newly built buses will be put into service this month. They each seat 26 passengers and are equipped with an ADA wheelchair lift and two wheelchair positions. Seats include seat belts and USB ports are available. Riders will benefit from climate-control heating and air conditioning. There are on-board security cameras. The buses replace two leased buses which have been in service for the first 5 months of the Transit Triangle.

The two buses operate weekdays on fixed routes between LaPorte and PNC, Michigan City and PNC and Michigan City and LaPorte. Each route offers three morning runs and three afternoon runs between 6 a.m. and 5:57 p.m. During the LaPorte County Fair, July 13 through 17, a stop will be added at the fairgrounds.

Transit Triangle riders are able to travel to PNC to enroll at the university or take advantage of the many activities and conveniences offered on campus. The public campus welcomes visitors. Summer guests may come out to enjoy the large-scale outdoor sculptures on campus and view the many art exhibits found in each of the three current campus buildings. Conveniently located picnic tables provide a scenic spot to relax for a meal. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic basket or purchase food and drink in the PNC cafeteria in the Library-Student-Faculty Building. Building hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Bards’ Pond and Shakespeare’s Garden provide a peaceful, park-like setting where guests can relax.

Families with young children may enjoy the learning activities offered by the Nancy Dworkin Born Learning Trail and the disc golf course offers fun for all ages. The public library, also located in the Library-Student-Faculty Building, is open to everyone for reading and research and books may be borrowed.

In Michigan City, the Transit Triangle stops at Marquette Mall. A number of shopping and dining opportunities are within walking distance. For anyone who wants to venture to the Social Security Administration office, the South Shore Line, Washington Park and Zoo, the Lighthouse Place Premium Outlet Mall, the Uptown Art District, Bureau of Motor Vehicles and the Blue Chip Casino, it is easy to catch the Michigan City Transit bus for a quick ride to the next destination and back to the mall.

The Transit Triangle gives area residents the opportunity to commute to jobs at a very reasonable price.

In addition, Baron’s Bus, an inter-city bus network from of Ohio, makes daily stops at Marquette Mall, connecting with Greyhound and other major carriers both to the east and west. Coach USA stops at Marquette Mall and provides service to both airports in Chicago.

In LaPorte, stops include the La Porte County Courthouse, 809 State St., Dunham’s at LaPorte Town Square and the Thomas Rose Industrial Park, 1540 Genesis Drive. These stops provide convenient access to the LaPorte County Courthouse, IU Health LaPorte Hospital and the city’s many shopping and dining opportunities. It also provides access to jobs, including Thomas Rose Industrial Park and the New Porte Landing redevelopment area.

Once in LaPorte, further transportation is available through TransPorte, a demand-response system – a “shared-ride taxi” service. For one low rate a person can call and a vehicle is dispatched to take them from any location in the city to any location in the city for one price. Riders may travel to destinations of their choice, for example, someone can travel to work at Alcoa Howmet or visit the County Museum

For the LaPorte County Fair week from July 13 through 17 riders will also find a temporary stop at the fairgrounds gate on Zigler Road. The stop will be part of the LaPorte to PNC loop at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds. Riders from Michigan City will be able to connect in either direction around the loop, either through PNC or through downtown LaPorte, to transfer and get to the fair. Fair goers are welcome to enjoy a day at the fair, spending only $3 for the round trip.

The schedule can be found on the Transit Triangle website, www.TransitTriangle.com.

The Transit Triangle fares are:

  • One-way single: $1.50 (exact change is required)
  • One-way single fare with MC Transit Pass or LaPorte TransPorte Pass: $1 (exact change is required)
  • 10-Ride pass: $12.50
  • Children five and under ride for free
  • Monthly Commuter pass: $30 (Based on the calendar month. The pass is non-transferable.)

Passengers may transfer for free between buses within the Transit Triangle route.

Several options are available to purchase a pass. To pay by credit card, call the Michigan City Controller’s Office at 219-873-1404 and passes will be sent via the U.S. Postal Service or passes can be picked up at the Controller’s Office at Michigan City City Hall, 100 East Michigan Boulevard, the TransPorte Office, 102 L St., LaPorte or at the PNC Bursar’s Office in Schwarz Hall Room 127. Non-credit card passes can be purchased in person at any one of these locations by cash or check.

Passengers may transfer for free between buses within the Transit Triangle route.

The Transit Triangle has been made possible using Federal Transportation funding, with local matching funds provided by Michigan City, City of LaPorte, LaPorte County, and Purdue University’s North Central Campus. It is operated by Michigan City Transit as administrative grantee and lead agency, with one of the routes being served by TransPorte of the City of LaPorte.

Further information, including the schedule, can be found on the Transit Triangle website, www.TransitTriangle.com. The website can also be accessed through the MC Transit website at www.emichigancity.com/cityhall/departments/coach/ and the LaPorte TransPorte website at www.cityoflaporte.com/transporte.

2015 Sinai Forum Presents Five Dynamic Programs

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Jane Pauley

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David Marquet

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William B. Taylor

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Nomi Prins

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Jerry Holt & Steven Becker

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 62nd season of the Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum will open Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. (CT) at the Blue Chip Casino Stardust Event Center, 777 Blue Chip Drive, in Michigan City. The Forum continues its commitment to presenting speakers who explore compelling contemporary issues, providing audience members with the unique opportunity to hear from experts in their fields speak to topics in the news and to pose face-to-face questions in a town-hall style forum. Wendy Levenfeld, Forum executive director, will host the series. This year’s series features five programs; please note that the remaining four sessions will begin at 4 p.m., with doors opening at 3 p.m.

The season will feature a nationally known newscaster who openly shares her diagnosis with bipolar disorder; a former U.S. Naval commander who will discuss his secrets for helping to shape successful leaders; a former state department ambassador with deep political insight into the world’s trouble spots and a noted author and financial expert who returns to the Forum to review the world of banking and influence. The season will close with an extraordinary performance of a one-person play about the life of a renowned Hoosier war correspondent.

The season sponsors are IU Health La Porte Hospital and The Times of Northwest Indiana.

The 2015 Sinai Forum season speakers are:

Jane Pauley

Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. CT, “An Evening with Jane Pauley” will feature one of America’s most respected broadcast journalists. She co-hosted the TODAY show for 13 years and Dateline NBC for 12 and is now as a contributor to CBS News Sunday Morning. Pauley is the author of two bestselling books, most recently “Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life,” based on her award-winning series on TODAY about new life changes after 50. Ten years ago in her memoir “Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue,” she revealed her personal struggle with bipolar disorder, diagnosed at the age of 50. She has become a highly regarded mental health advocate working to change the way people understand mental and emotional disorders. Her message is powerful, positive and uplifting. This event is sponsored by Duneland Health Council. A book signing will follow.

David Marquet

Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. CT, author David Marquet will present, “Turn the Ship Around!” “Fortune” magazine called his award-winning book “Turn the Ship Around!” the “best how-to manual anywhere for managers on delegating, training and driving flawless execution.” As the commander of the nuclear-powered, fast-attack submarine the USS Santa Fe, Marquet found ways to motivate his crew members to become leaders, not followers, taking the submarine from being the worst performing submarine in the fleet to the best operationally. He also broke some rules to engage his team to fulfill their intellectual capacity, exert control over their lives and be healthier and happier. Noted expert Steven Covey called the USS Santa Fe the most empowering organization he had ever seen. A book signing will follow the program. This evening sponsored by Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital.

William B. Taylor

Oct.18 at 4 p.m. CT, Former ambassador William B. Taylor will discuss “Russia: Threat to Ukraine and the World.” His service of the United States government placed him in the middle of hotspots of world conflict and strife: the Middle East and Eastern Europe. In Ukraine, he served as the U.S. ambassador. He undertook State Department assistance coordination in Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan and the 15 states of the former Soviet Union, overseeing security and humanitarian assistance. Taylor is a graduate of both West Point and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and served in the infantry in Vietnam and Germany. He is acting executive vice president at the United States Institute of Peace. He will doubtless share deep insights into flashpoints of world conflict and prospects for peace. The evening is sponsored by Horizon Bank.

Nomi Prins

Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. CT, “Wall Street in the White House” by Nomi Prins, who returns to the Forum to provide an inside view of money and influence, two of America’s abiding concerns. The accomplished financial analyst, journalist and author spoke to the Forum in 2011, presenting a chilling account of the U.S. recession. She appears on BBC, and on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, CSPAN, FOX and PBS. She is a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the non-partisan public policy think tank Demos. Her new book, “All the Presidents’ Bankers” is a groundbreaking narrative about the relationships of U.S. presidents to key bankers during the past century and how they impacted domestic and foreign policy. A book signing will follow the program. The Times of Northwest Indiana is the event sponsor.

Ernie Pyle – A Drama

Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. CT, “Ernie,” a one-hour play written by Dr. Jerry Holt, chair of the PNC Department of English & Modern Languages, will conclude the 2015 season. This powerful one-person show celebrates the life of Indiana native Ernie Pyle, a Pulitzer Prize winner and war correspondent from 1935 to his death in April, 1945. “Ernie” paints a portrait of dedication, courage and insecurity. The drama depicts the exciting life of a man whose hallmark was bravery under fire. He was never his own subject – that honor went to the soldiers whose lives he detailed. While he revered soldiers, he despised war, a paradox that made his work as timely today as it ever was. “Ernie” stars actor Steven Becker.

Tickets for the season are $75 for regular subscription passes and $200 for patron subscription passes, which include reserved section seating and exclusive receptions with the speakers. Students who show a valid school I.D. are always free. Tickets can be purchased by credit card online at www.sinaiforum.org or by cash or check at: The Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St., Michigan City; Kabelin Hardware, 512 Andrew Ave., La Porte; The PNC Chancellor’s Office, Schwarz Hall, Room 137, 1401 S. U.S. Hwy. 421, Westville; Undergraduate Building at PNC-Porter County, 600 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso.

The season’s sustaining sponsors are “La Porte Herald Argus” and “The News Dispatch.” The John W. Anderson Foundation is a program sponsor.

Patron-level ticket holders will be welcome to attend all speaker receptions, which will be hosted by Wendy J. Levenfeld & Associates, NIPSCO and Ideas in Motion Media.

Additional information about the Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum is available at www.sinaiforum.org.

Rick Costello named Athletic Director of Purdue University Northwest

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Rick Costello

After three years of impactful leadership of Purdue University Calumet athletics, Rick Costello has been named Director of Athletics of the emerging Purdue University Northwest, effective immediately.

“Since he arrived in 2012, Rick has inspired academic and athletic success and ignited a new spirit surrounding Purdue Calumet athletics,” Purdue Calumet Chancellor Thomas L. Keon said. “He has been an effective, tireless leader of our 12-sport, 200-student-athlete program, and he has positioned PNW for movement to NCAA Division II. He has brought new life, energy and interest to Purdue Calumet athletics on and off our campus.”

Costello’s appointment launches the athletic unification of Purdue Calumet and Purdue University North Central into a single Purdue University Northwest program, which begins competing during 2016-17, pending Higher Learning Commission approval. Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central will continue to compete separately during 2015-16.

Associate A.D. of Compliance

Additionally, Purdue North Central Director of Athletics Tom Albano joins the Purdue Northwest athletics leadership team as Associate Athletic Director for Compliance.

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Tom Albano

“These appointments represent a tremendous step forward for Purdue University Northwest,” Purdue North Central Chancellor James B. Dworkin said. “Tom was a talented athlete and campus leader as a PNC student. He has a firm commitment to the success of our student athletes and athletic programs that will benefit Purdue Northwest. Together, Rick and Tom will lay the foundation for a successful future. Students, alumni and community members look forward to watching the program develop.”

As one emerging university of two inclusive campuses comprised of some 15,500 students, Purdue University Northwest is positioning to become an extraordinary Purdue presence in Northwest Indiana committed to student success, academic and faculty excellence and economic development.

“I am honored to lead Purdue University Northwest intercollegiate athletics and build on the rich tradition of Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central,” Costello said. “I sincerely appreciate the confidence Chancellors Keon and Dworkin have shown in me. I am excited to work with students, coaches, faculty, alumni and community to create a program that develops academic and athletic champions and creates campus and community spirit and pride.”

Costello background

Costello is a veteran collegiate athletic administrator with previous stops at Rutgers (NJ) University, Delaware State University, University of South Florida, San Jose State (Calif.) University and, most recently, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

During his Purdue Calumet tenure the women’s basketball team has achieved national recognition, student-athletes regularly have achieved a collective semester grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale), two student-athletes earned Academic All-American honors for the first time in university history and all 12 sports teams engage in community service endeavors.

Costello also has helped cultivate corporate and private support to enable development of an outdoor sports complex at nearby Dowling Park for baseball, softball, soccer and tennis competition; the Paul K. and Barbara Graegin Academic Excellence Center study facility for student-athletes; and the Community Hospital Athletic Training and Physical Therapy Center.

Albano background

While assuming his new responsibilities, Albano will continue to lead the six-sport, 130-student-athlete Purdue North Central athletics program during its final upcoming year of competition.

As PNC Athletics Director the past two years, Albano was instrumental establishing a women’s cross country team and reintroducing an Athletics Advisory Board for input on fundraising and other strategic initiatives. He also has served on the planning and development committee of the PNC Student Services and Activities Complex, scheduled to open in 2016.

Additionally, he developed a multi-media campus news network featuring live video and web-streaming of PNC home athletic contests.

The former PNC baseball pitcher, Panther Athlete of the Year, All-American Honorable Mention selection (2007) and member of the PNC Athletics Hall of Fame set university season records for most mound appearances (27), saves (9) and lowest earned run average (1.66).

PNC Panther Cubs Child Care Receives Grant

The Purdue University North Central Panther Cubs child care program has been awarded one of 15 grants from United for Children to set up a Minds-in-Motion Maze to be used by children who take part in the on-campus childcare program.

Minds-in-Motion was founded by Candace Meyer, who was the keynote speaker at the 2015 PC Early Childhood Conference. The Minds-in-Motion Maze addresses the physiological needs of today’s 21st Century learners and spurs physiological development in children, leading to measurable gains academically, socially, behaviorally and athletically.

The maze will be inside the PNC childcare facility, said Molly Campbell, Panther Cubs Childcare director. “The children will go through the ‘stations’ in a path just as they would in a maze going from one activity to the next,” she explained. “This will benefit the children of Panther Cubs in many ways. Not only will our children be active, but they will be developing the different cognitive skills they need to succeed.”

Planning is in progress for the James B. Dworkin Minds-in-Motion Maze to be part of the PNC Student Services and Activities Complex currently under construction on the PNC campus. This made will serve as a demonstration site for area educators to familiarize them with the maze and its many benefits.

The PNC Panther Cubs child care serves children of PNC students, staff and faculty during the fall and spring semesters while classes are in session. A professional director and staff provide planned activities and supervised play for ages two through seven.

PNC Spring 2015 Honors List

PNC Spring 2015 Honors List

PNC Alum Erin Foust Earns 2015 Hoosier Educator Award

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PNC Alumna Erin Foust

Purdue University North Central alumna Erin Foust recently earned the 2015 Hoosier Educator Award, presented by the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children.

The distinction recognizes an educator whose exemplary practices embody the practical application of Indiana AEYC standards and who shares those methods with others through workshops, publications or other means.

Foust earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 2012. She was one of the first students to enroll in the program and was a member of the Early Childhood Education program’s first graduating class.

Today Foust is lead teacher at the Westville Little School, a preschool for three and four year olds. The Little School is an innovative professional development partnership between the Westville-New Durham School Corporation, Dunebrook child abuse prevention agency and the Purdue University North Central Early Childhood Education program.

The Little School opened in 2013 and Foust was hired in 2014.

Earning the Hoosier Educator Award is an indescribable honor for Foust. “I am still wrapping my mind around it,” she said. “I am so thankful for it. This has been an incredible year. I am thrilled to be a part of the Westville Little School.”

The Little School is located adjacent to the Westville schools complex. It provides a bright, cheery setting for youngsters to learn, play and socialize. She is assisted by PNC students in the Early Childhood Education program as part of their student teaching experience. Foust is happy to help guide the PNC students as she knows how important this experience is to their professional development. While a PNC student, Foust was an Early Childhood Service Learning Mentor for her fellow students, helping them connect with their service sites, answering questions, assisting in grant review and providing support to students who needed it.

The PNC students plan some of the curriculum content areas, work with the youngsters and help ensure that everything functions smoothly.

“Erin is the maestro at the Westville Little School and brings into harmony all aspects of a developmentally appropriate learning environment,” said Dr. Mary Jane Eisenhauer, PNC associate professor of Early Childhood Education. “Under Erin’s direction, the Little School offers preschool classes, purposefully planned transitions to kindergarten, meaningful teacher preparation and family support and engagement.”

While Foust carefully outlines the concepts that the children will need to master while at the Little School, the youngsters themselves have a role in how that plays out.

She explained that the youngsters have a project-approached educational experience that keys in on the students’ interests. For example, her students said they wanted to learn more about bugs. They read about them, they did art projects, they discussed bugs and they even watched the daily development of caterpillars as they transformed into butterflies.

“We set up the learning projects, but the kids make them their own,” said Foust.

In addition to her teaching and mentoring responsibilities, Foust works with the youngsters’ families too. She meets with parents before and during the school year to build a rapport, learn more about the child’s capabilities, set learning goals and measure their progress.

For the three year olds, she will introduce the children to academics and aid their emotional and social development. For the four year olds, she will step up their age-appropriate learning and activities to prepare them for kindergarten.

“I want to provide a supportive, safe environment for the youngsters,” said Foust.

At the end of their school year, the four year olds will walk to the Westville Elementary School to visit the kindergarten. Even if a child will not be attending Westville schools, they will see what a school and classroom look like and build some excitement for the coming year. Dunebrook supplies each child with a backpack and several books.

Foust finds herself putting her PNC education to work every day on the job.

“I have my PNC text books; I refer to them often,” she said. “I use a lot of the concepts I learned in class.”

Eisenhauer and Debra Pratt, continuing lecturer of Education, are willing to give an opinion, share an idea or offer guidance when she asks.

“If I have a question or want to bounce some ideas around, they’re there for me,” said Foust.

“This is been an amazing journey. I have so many ideas for next year. I’m looking forward to the fall. It’s going to be an exciting year.”

PNC Offers Tuition Discount Programs

Purdue University North Central students have the opportunity to reduce the cost of earning a bachelor’s degree thanks to two innovative tuition discount plans that are available for qualifying students.

PNC students can take advantage of a 10 percent rate reduction for each credit hour taken beyond 12 hours per semester. The discount plan is designed to provide financial incentives for students to increase the number of credit hours taken each semester and encourage them to graduate in four years. PNC offers its students 24 bachelor degree programs so they may choose a career path that suits their goals.

Students who take advantage of the 10 percent tuition reduction by enrolling in more than 12 hours per semester, not only save money, but they position themselves to graduate sooner. For example, a student who completes 12 credit hours each semester will need 10 semesters, or five years, to complete a typical 120 credit hour bachelor’s degree. In comparison, a student who earns 15 credit hours each semester will complete a degree in four years, save more than $500 under the new discount plan and enter their chosen profession sooner.

And some former students who return to resume their PNC studies, may be eligible to receive a 50 percent Tuition Incentive Program Scholarship (TIPS).

The 50 percent Tuition Incentive Program Scholarship is available to students who meet established requirements. Completing your baccalaureate degree will job candidates a competitive edge.

TIPS Criteria:

Eligible former PNC students must meet all the following requirements:

  • were resident (in state) undergraduate students;
  • left PNC with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher;
  • have completed and earned at least 60 hours, but no more than 119 hours, of college credit;
  • stopped attending PNC between Fall 2010 and Fall 2014;
  • and who are current residents of Indiana

Official confirmation of eligibility will be determined during the re-admittance process.

Continuous progress is defined as being continuously enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program (both fall and spring terms), either full-time or part-time, based on the degree plan under which the student is accepted in the Tuition Incentive Program, and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

The scholarship applies to tuition only, does not include any fees (course material, lab, or online fees), and is only available to invited students who re-enroll in the Fall 2015 term.

Further information about these tuition discount programs can be obtained by contacting 219-785-5505, or visiting www.pnc.edu.

Enrollment for the 2015 fall semester is in progress. Classes begin Aug. 24.

PNC Journal of Undergraduate Social Science Research

The Purdue University North Central Department of Social Sciences has published its 2015 issue of the Journal of Undergraduate Social Science Research. It features research by seven PNC students whose work in a department class was nominated by the course instructor.

The articles in this issue are:

  • Melissa D. Baldwin, Michigan City, “Understanding Post-Colonial Trauma in Native American Culture Today”
  • Ginny Borolov, Michigan City, “The Many Faces of the Holocaust: A Journey into the Lives of the Sienkiewicz/Borolov Family”
  • Catarina Cooper, LaPorte, “Truth and the Path One Takes”
  • Angela Hall, Hebron, “A Righteous Villain or Why John Brown Can Be Both a Hero and a Murderer”
  • Stephanie Hostetler, LaPorte, “Stimulant Use among College Students: A Call to Action”
  • Samantha Riehle, LaPorte, “Fiction from Fact: Comparison of a Novel Portrayal to Reality”
  • Paul Scott, Chesterton “Alternative Media and the Crimean Crisis”

The issue can be found on the Journal website:

https://www.pnc.edu/ss/journal-of-undergraduate-social-sciences-research-purdue-north-central/

PNC Offers Class in “Problem-Solving Skills for Innovation”

The Purdue University North Central Office of Graduate and Extended Learning has partnered with the Michigan City Center for Creative Solutions to offer a non-credit program for anyone who would like to learn how to harness creativity and creative problem-solving skills to become a better leader and innovator in their lives, careers and communities.

The program will meet on Mondays from June 29 through Aug. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. Registration is $199 and includes the assessment and all other materials. Discounted rates are available for PNC and Purdue University Calumet students, alumni and employees. The registration deadline is June 15 by 4 p.m. Seating is limited.

The program will be taught by Cynthia A. Hedge, founder of the Center for Creative Solutions, and her colleague, Keri Marrs Barron. The Center for Creative Solutions is a non-profit organization offering training to businesses and individuals throughout Northwest Indiana.

During this program, participants will learn what creativity actually is, as well as what it is not. They will discuss the general and economic importance of creativity in our lives and the difference between creativity and innovation. They will discover the true and perceived roadblocks and barriers to creativity, practical ways of removing barriers that they are faced with, and how to support a creative environment.

Students will take a self-assessment that will allow them to learn more about their own problem-solving preferences, as well as each preference’s strengths and weaknesses. They will interact with one another and with the trainers, practicing the use of creative tools, techniques and attitudes to generate innovation in everyday circumstances.

Students will learn about the Creative Problem Solving model, why it is effective and through in-class exercises, learn how to use it to facilitate meetings and other events. Finally, they will learn about how they can strengthen their own creative leadership capacity using the concepts, tools and techniques taught in this class.

To register or obtain further information about this program, visit http://www.pnc.edu/gel/workshops-and-classes or contact Cassandra Boehlke, coordinator of Graduate and Extended Learning, at (219) 785-5748, or cboehlke@pnc.edu. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact (219) 785-5748.

PNC Spring 2015 Graduate List

(Spellings per Purdue records)

Argos
Jami M. Hooker                              Bachelor of Science in Business

Beverly Shores
Joseph D. Guncheon                      Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Michelle L. Wyatt                            Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Brighton, MI
Christopher E. Gaskin                    Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Burns Harbor
Angela M. Woods                            Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Cedar Lake
Mishelle A. Mastronardi                Associate of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Chesterton
Christina A. Byers                           Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Stephen R. Crockett                        Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Thomas Darnell                               Bachelor of Arts in History

Patricia R. Demakas                       Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Michael A. Diaz                                Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Anthony J. Ello                                 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Kyle R. Galloway                              Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Brandon K. Garvey                          Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Justin S. Golday                               Bachelor of Science in Biology

Joshua D. Hood                                Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Ryan A. Jakubowski                        Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Alexandrea C. Karnick                    Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Travis J. Keppen                               Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Aaron M. Landrum                          Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Samuel M. Langley                          Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Management Technology

Lora O. Mc Means                           Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences

Jo A. Nellessen                                 Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Jo A. Nellessen                                Certificate in Professional Communication

Alison M. Nelson                             Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

Richard E. Ostertag                         Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Carlos M. Pedroza                           Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

Nathanael J. Pilla                             Bachelor of Science in Biology

Paul C. Scott                                      Bachelor of Arts in English

Haley J. Solar                                    Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Management Technology

Lyndie E. Walton                             Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Tyler S. Wein                                     Bachelor of Science in Business

Kathryn M. Winski                           Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Chicago, IL
Lindsey M. Santoyo                          Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Crown Point
Abigail O. Deidigha                         Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nichole D. Pater                               Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Joseph R. White                               Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Demotte
Tina M. Eenigenburg                      Bachelor of Science in Business

Lauren M. Shea                                Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Dyer
Anthony R. Hoolehan                     Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Elkhart
Matebejana A. Mashala                  Master of Business Administration

Francesville
Madalene C. Calvert                       Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Grovertown
Katelyn N. Peters                             Bachelor of Science in Biology

Hamlet
Jessica L. Hagler                              Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Katelyn C. Kissam                            Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Marlene F. Murphy                         Associate of Science in Human Resources

Hammond
Sarah E. Brun                                    Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

Trenity E. Davis                                Bachelor of Science in Biology

Hebron
Amanda K. Bernard                        Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences

Aerielle A. Brugos                           Bachelor of Science in Business

Crystal E. Hinkel                              Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Aleksandra S. Kasich                       Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Elizabeth A. MacNeill                      Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Jeffrey S. Sarkey                              Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Ashley M. Spurr                               Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education

Jessica A. Stockman                        Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Beth A. Szymaszek                          Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Meagan N. Ziller                              Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Hobart
Abby M. Anderson                          Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

Adam H. Balzer                                Bachelor of Science in Biology

Gregory P. Gerke                             Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Allison N. Lamparski                      Bachelor of Science in Business

Brittany L. Long                               Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Chasity D. Matthews                       Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Nikki T. Meanovich                          Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Melody L. Palmer                             Bachelor of Science in Biology

Melissa R. Ringer-Clayton             Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Karin D. Sylvia                                  Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Kerstin M. Vossberg                       Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Amanda L. Wozniak                        Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Knox
Kristie L. Rhoda                                 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Dominic W. White                            Bachelor of Science in Business

Kouts
Benjamin I. Collins                           Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Easten R. McNeill                             Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Jacob D. Spratley                              Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

La Crosse
Tracy L. Muggelberg                       Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Ross O. Warner                                 Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Management Technology

La Porte
Amanda L. Bell                                  Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kate E. Bohlin                                   Bachelor of Science in Business

Janel A. Breitenbach                       Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Alicia N. Brewer                                Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Richard L. Carlson                            Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

Cassie M. Carlson                             Bachelor of Arts in Communication

David Carmel                                     Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

James M. Carrier                              Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Catarina C. Cooper                           Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Latasha S. Dixon                               Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Kathryn E. Eaton                               Master of Business Administration

Cameron M. Fehland                       Bachelor of Arts in English

Cassie L. Fogus                                  Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Elizabeth A. Gaskins                        Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Andrea M. Ginter                             Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Amanda Gregoria                             Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Jory M. Grillo                                    Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Rebecca A. Hipskind                       Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Karen N. Jedrysek                           Bachelor of Science in Business

Christine J. Keil                                 Associate of Science in Building Construction Management Technology

Brittany T. Ketcham                        Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Kelly Kroczek                                     Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Quinn T. Lasky                                   Bachelor of Science in Business

Alexis R. Light                                    Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Krysta C. Loucks                                Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Anne K. Lute                                      Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Craig A. Marcum                               Bachelor of Science in Business

Jordan R. Marhanka                        Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Alexander C. McCoy                         Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Marisa L. Meyers                             Associate of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Justin T. Miller                                 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Sarah N. Nelson                                Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

Sabra E. Rodriguez                          Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Christian A. Sightes                         Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Vicki L. Sizemore                              Associate of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Jaron M. Skalka                                Master of Business Administration

Renee J. Snakenberg                       Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences

Kimberly L. Snyder                          Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Madelaine N. Spoljoric                   Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Samantha R. Stacy                           Bachelor of Science in Biology

Amanda S. Swanson                        Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Janelle R. Taylor                               Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Nancy Vullmahn                               Master of Business Administration

Jonathan E. Wilhelm                       Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Sarah A. Wooden                             Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Trevor A. Woods                              Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Brandi N. Young                              Bachelor of Science in Business

Michael A. Zinn                                Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lake Station
Brad E. Snodgrass                            Bachelor of Science in Business

Lakeville
Lucas D. Pearson                              Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Loves Park, IL
Kimberly S. Thomas                        Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Lowell
Nathan M. Hand                              Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Mahomet, IL
Brannon M. Kwiatkowski               Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Medaryville
Matthew R. Burge                            Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

 

Michigan City
Victoria B. Abdullah                        Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Charles D. Anderson                       Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences

Trace S. Beauchamp                       Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Megan E. Bogart                              Bachelor of Science in Nursing

John W. Burnett                              Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Jared A. Christensen                      Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Amanda C. Deaner                          Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Samantha L. Duffy                          Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Elizabeth Margaret Duszynski     Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

Alicia N. Fogarty                             Bachelor of Arts in English

Melonie M. Frazier-Yates             Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Kellie M. Gast                                  Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Stephanie A. Glapion                     Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Keith C. Hager                                 Bachelor of Science in Business

Farid Harfaoui                                 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Jeremy R. Harris                             Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Brandon P. Hawkins                       Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Kristina E. Heuck                             Bachelor of Arts in English

Jayde O. Hippen                              Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Heather M. Hollenberger             Associate of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Jessica L. Kobitka                           Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Patrick R. McKee                             Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Katelyn L. Mosher                          Bachelor of Arts in English

Kewon L. Ollie                                  Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Zachary R. Palm                              Associate of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Michael L. Peterson                        Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Vincent A. Porter                             Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Alec V. Ream                                     Bachelor of Science in Business

Marisol Serrano                                 Bachelor of Science in Business

Tony L. Silva                                       Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences

Tiffany M. Sydow                              Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Cwon R. Terrell                                 Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Luis A. Valdes                                    Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Abigail L. Vittatoe                             Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Warren P. Ziegler                             Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Mishawaka
Emmanuel C. Chijioke                    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Munster
Abdullah Alazemi                             Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Marnan T. Campos                          Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Jason L. Talley                                  Bachelor of Liberal Studies

New Buffalo, MI
Gene Thomas                                    Master of Business Administration

New Carlisle
Roger G. Brewer                              Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Ashley R. Granat                              Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Sara L. Kobitz                                   Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Jacob A. Miller                                 Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Management Technology

Kayla A. Singleton                           Bachelor of Arts in English

Annaleese E. Truyaert                     Bachelor of Science in Biology

New Palestine
Andrew M. Hipskind                       Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Niles, MI
Mallory M. Stewart                           Bachelor of Science in Nursing

North Judson
Erin N. Cruce                                    Bachelor of Arts in English

Amethyst K. Daumer                      Bachelor of Science in Business

Keenan Scutchfield                         Associate of Science in Human Resources

Pensacola, FL
Tina M. Fuzy                                     Bachelor of Liberal Studies

 

Peoria, AZ
Brandon S. Dziedziejko                  Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Plymouth
Scott R. Cawthon                             Bachelor of Science in Business

Robert J. Dudash                             Bachelor of Science in Biology

Bryant G. Reese                                Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Christopher J. Tobolski                  Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Evelin Vargas                                    Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Portage
Penny L. Ambler                              Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Deborah L. Bennett                        Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Alicia M. Ciesielski                          Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Casey J. Ferguson                            Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Michelle N. Figueroa                      Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Ashley N. Fisch                                 Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Lindsay A. Gear                                Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Richard M. Graeber                        Associate of Science in Building Construction Management Technology

Tiffany N. Guerra                             Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Brandon A. Kestle                            Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences

Ashley M. Pezan                               Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences

Nicole M. Risinger                            Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

Anthony Rivera                                 Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Raymond L. Rivera                           Bachelor of Science in Health Studies

Christopher R. Rockwell                 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Alexandra K. Rodriguez                 Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Richard T. Sneed                              Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Kristin Vandersteen                        Bachelor of Science in Business

Donald J. VanderWal                      Bachelor of Science in Business

Porter
Kyle T. Kerr                                         Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

Kari A. Ricard                                     Bachelor of Science in Business

Trevor A. Utley                                 Associate of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Hannah M. Vallangeon                  Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Rensselaer
Katelyn M. Schultz                           Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

Rochester
Tiffany R. Leyva                                 Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Rolling Prairie
Alexander M. Buchanan                  Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Balthazar M. Hardt                          Associate of Science in Building Construction Management Technology

Alexander S. MacLeod                   Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Melissa M. Noojin                           Bachelor of Science in Business

Kali D. Roberts                                Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

Saint John
Kyle C. Otte                                      Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Saint Joseph, MI
Travis S. Lang                                  Master of Business Administration

Jeffrey M. Parmerlee                     Master of Business Administration

Mark E. Richards                            Master of Business Administration

San Pierre
Caitlyn D. Hubbard                        Bachelor of Science in Business

Amanda J. Reeve                            Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Henry E. Thoreson                         Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Schererville
Steven L. Day                                    Bachelor of Science in Business

Jordan T. Polito                                Bachelor of Science in Business

Sheboygan, WI
Colin J. Willis                                    Bachelor of Science in Business

South Bend
David E. Cardimen                           Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Ashley M. Dominiack                      Bachelor of Science in Nursing

April A. Freehling                             Master of Business Administration

Carissa A. Gee                                   Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences

Andrew J. Nagle                               Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Management Technology

Nathaniel J. Steinhiser                   Bachelor of Science in Business

Stephen E. Taghon                          Associate of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Three Oaks, MI
Kelly A. Hill                                       Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Toledo, OH
Alex J. Ricica                                    Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Trail Creek
Carly J. Ortega                                 Bachelor of Science in Business

Trenton, MO
Tyson J. Blattner                             Master of Business Administration

Union Mills
Stephanie L. Campbell                   Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Jessica L. Sturdy                              Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Valparaiso
Tamim Y. Abulhassan                    Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences

Mathew T. Arwood                         Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Gabrielle N. Bone                            Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Deborah J. Boshart                          Certificate in Human Resources

Deborah J. Boshart                          Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Katelyn L. Buehler                           Bachelor of Science in Business

Djurica Bukur                                    Bachelor of Science in Business

Frank M. Bush                                   Master of Business Administration

Josh F. Byers                                      Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Alexander S. Cain                             Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Carolyn R. Carlisle                            Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Brandon M. Chambers                    Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Daniel D. Connors                            Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Catherine M. Delgado                       Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Justin D. Dick                                     Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Lindsay C. Eckert                              Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Jillian E. Eichberger                         Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

Danielle M. Esola                              Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

Perry W. Fishel                                  Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences

James W. Frye                                   Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Kui Gao                                                Bachelor of Science in Health Studies

Hong Gao                                            Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Davis A. Garritano                            Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Kayla A. Gephart                              Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Jeffrey J. Grieger                              Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Felicia R. Haberkamp                      Bachelor of Science in Business

Angela D. Hammond                      Bachelor of Arts in Social Work

Alexander S. Hernandez                 Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Grace R. Houser                               Bachelor of Science in Business

Tyonne M. Johnson                        Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Cody J. Karolzak                              Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Margaret B. Kilgore                         Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Brenda M. Kotys                              Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

Kathleen E. Lana                              Bachelor of Science in Psychology

David B. Lang                                    Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Christian B. Lembke                        Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

David Magana                                   Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Therese R. Manta                             Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Sarah J. McCann                               Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Leslie S. McCann                              Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Austre B. Medina                             Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kathryn H. Miller                             Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Jodi L. Mitchell                                 Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Amanda M. Montgomery               Bachelor of Science in Biology

Brittany A. Nevill                              Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education

Anthony F. Olivarez                        Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Kathryn E. Orr                                  Bachelor of Science in Business

Matthew S. Osborne                        Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Katelyn E. Perkins                            Bachelor of Science in Business

Melissa R. Rich                                  Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Stefanie R. Rigg                                 Bachelor of Science in Biology

Connor G. Scroggins                       Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Michael R. Sharpe                            Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Christina J. Taylor                            Bachelor of Science in Business

Brittany T. Tobey-Elston                 Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Jennifer Tsilimos                              Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Rachael L. Tulloch                             Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Brittany J. Turley                              Bachelor of Science in Human Resources

Matthew J. Virkler                           Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Katie A. Zale                                       Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Vincennes
Samuel J. Maxwell                           Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Walkerton
Deeb Browne                                    Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Andrea M. Randon                          Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Wanatah
Heather L. Conboy                          Bachelor of Science in Psychology

David J. DeSmet                               Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Alexander D. Gorrell                       Bachelor of Science in Business

Emily A. Michaels                             Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Carolyn J. Wheeler                          Bachelor of Liberal Studies

West Lafayette
Chifundo E. Kanchewere                Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Westville
Patrick G. Capps                               Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Marie Claire Foster                          Master of Business Administration

Vincent M. Frisella                           Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Marisela Gonzalez                           Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Marianne K. Harrison                     Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Hailey N. Karagias                            Bachelor of Science in Business

Susan M. Lewis                                 Master of Business Administration

Juergen Nittner                                 Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

Laura I. Trimmer                               Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Technology

Wheatfield
Jacey A .Coppage                             Bachelor of Arts in English