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King’s College Faculty Member Leads Four-Week Trip to Study Models of Education in Uganda

Dr. Margarita Rose, professor and chair of the economics department at King’s College, led a team of 12 educators and college students this summer to study models of education in Uganda, Africa.

The four-week trip, funded in part by a grant by the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, is titled “Learning from Uganda.”

10 King’s students to study abroad this fall

Ten King's College students will study in foreign countries for academic credit during the fall semester.

Erin Dempsey will study at the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland. She is a junior majoring in environmental studies.

King’s student Tyler Tynes of Philadelphia awarded 2014 Philly Multimedia Challenge Scholarship

Tyler Tynes was recently awarded the “2014 Philly Multimedia Challenge” scholarship presented by The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ). He is a senior majoring in mass communication with a minor in marketing at King’s College.

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.

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