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King’s names Vincent Pecora assistant director of sports information

Vincent Pecora has been named assistant director of sports information at King’s College.

Pecora earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from King’s in 2005. He returned to campus as an assistant in the Athletic Department and assistant coach for the Cross Country team in 2010. He also worked in the College’s Sports Information Office, where he helped compile game statistics.

King’s professor Dr. Fevzi Akinci presents papers at international conference

Dr. Fevzi Akinci, associate dean of the William G. McGowan School of Business and director of the Graduate Health Care Administration Program at King’s College, recently presented three academic papers at the 8th International Conference on Healthcare Systems & Global Business Issues held at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.

King’s hosts free public lecture on public health and dentistry

Dr. Onur Nacakgedigi, a visiting scholar from northern Iraq at King’s College, will discuss his research on public health and public health dentistry during a free public lecture at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, in the Burke Auditorium, located in the William G. McGowan School of Business on North River Street. Dr. Nacakgedigi’s wife, Esma, will present information about Ishik University in Ebril, Iraq.

King’s names vice president of Academic Affairs and Associate VP, Dean of the Faculty

Dr. Joseph Evan has been appointed vice president for academic affairs at King’s College, and Dr. Neal Bukeavich, associate professor and outgoing chair of the English Department, has been named associate vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty.

Dr. Evan will be responsible for all undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs.

Study Group Blogs on Experiences in Uganda

A group of local educators and college students led by Dr. Margarita Rose, chair of the King’s economics department, and funded in part by a $75,000 grant by the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, is visiting Uganda for a month to study the country’s models of education. Each member of the 13-person travel group is taking turns contributing a daily post to a blog of their experiences.

King's professor Dr. Sandra Loeb visits Africa to evaluate programs for HIV-infected children

Dr. Sandra Loeb, associate professor of marketing at King’s College, recently travelled to Zambia in Southern Africa to evaluate training programs for family’s receiving microloans through Power of Love, a non-profit charity that provides holistic care to children in Zambia infected with AIDS.

King’s professor Dr. Fevzi Akinci delivers keynote address at international conference

Dr. Fevzi Akinci, associate dean of the William G. McGowan School of Business and director of the Graduate Health Care Administration Program at King’s College, recently delivered the keynote address titled “The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Sustainability Framework for the Turkish Primary Health Care Reforms” at the 1st Balkan Conference on Health Sciences held at Trakya University in Edirne, Turkey.

16 Students Complete Summer Residential Enrichment Program at King’s College

The King’s College McGowan Hispanic Outreach Program recently completed its eighth Summer Residential Enrichment Program for high school juniors and seniors. The summer residential program is an extension of the weekly mentoring program that take place during the academic year.

10 King’s students studying abroad during the summer semester

Ten King's College students are studying or interning during the summer in foreign countries for academic credit.

Maritza Arias, Macawley Brown, Alanna Cosgrove, Kelsey Crehan, Carlee Komoroski, Yarisa Polanco, and Andrew Vera are studying in Seville, Spain, through Spanish Studies Abroad.

Local Grade School Students and Master’s Degree Candidates Participate in King’s College Reading Clinic

Thirteen local grade school students and 12 candidates for a Master’s degree in reading from King’s College recently completed the College’s second annual Reading Clinic.

The goal of the week-long event is to pair students looking for assistance in improving their reading comprehension level with people in the master’s of reading degree program at King’s.  Many of the master’s degree students are full-time grade school teachers.

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