by Alana J. Mauger

Cheryl Lynne Austin, member of the College’s Board of Trustees and Chair of the Board’s Curriculum Committee, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 11th Annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner of the Cheltenham-Area NAACP branch. The award recognizes Trustee Austin for her many civic and professional contributions. Read the article from the Times Chronicle.

Student RaeAnn Black received the Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award from the Soroptimist International of Roxborough. Read the article in Roxborough Review.

The work of Fine Arts Students Pauline Braun and Marita McVeigh is featured in Art in the Storefront gallery in Ambler through Sept. 15. Read about the show in a Patch.com article written by Student Billie Bakhshi.

Alumna Helen Clark was named Teacher of the Year for Upper Township School District, where she teaches fourth grade. Read the article from Shore News Today.

Adjunct Fine Arts Instructor Marlene Serafine Gaudio and her studio Mirthful Angel Pottery were featured in The Times Herald. The article and video describe her work, teaching philosophy and the journey she took to becoming an artist. Read and view it on The Times Herald’s website.

Adjunct Music Instructor Sean Kennedy and his band the KAV Trio were featured on PHL 17’s “Behind the Pinstripes” with Scott Palmer before two Philadelphia Phillies games this summer. The group played selections from its album “Outta’ Here,” which pays tribute to the late Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas. Click on the image below to watch the segment!

Click here to watch the KAV Trio play on "Behind the Pinstripes.

Kennedy also saw the release of his second drumset method book, “I Used to Play Drums,” in June.

Political Science Professor Dr. Tom Kolsky‘s review of the book Rabbi Outcast: Rabbi Elmer Berger and Insights into Jewish Anti-Zionism was published on July 13  in The Cutting Edge.

Alumnus and Hall of Fame inductee Richard Lesniak was named the new Director of Fire Services for Montgomery Township. Read the article on Patch.com.

Mustangs Baseball Coach Lou Lombardo will throw out the first pitch at the Aug. 22 Philadelphia Phillies game vs the New York Mets. Game times is 7:05 p.m. and can be seen on Comcast Sports Net.

Police Academy graduate Brandi McCoy was hired as a patrol officer by the Montgomery Township Police Department. Read the article in North Penn Life.

Alumnus and Lansdale Police Chief Robert McDyre was recognized by Lansdale Council for 25 years of devoted service. He was sworn is as Police Chief in 2009. Read the article in North Penn Life.

Student Julia Pauline represented the state as Miss Pennsylvania International during the Miss International 2011 competition in Chicago on July 29-30. Read about Julia in The Mercury.

Professor Emeritus of English Dr. Charlie Reilly published “An Interview with Joseph O’Neill” in the Spring 2011 edition of Contemporary Literature by the University of Wisconsin Press.

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