New Hires, Promotions Announced at Convocation
Dr. David Dees, interim dean of the Kent State University Columbiana County Campuses, recently recognized several employees during the annual Fall Convocation held on the East Liverpool Campus.
Those recognized include:
New Faculty – East Liverpool:
- Marvine’ Brown, nursing
New Faculty – Salem:
- Dr. Ling Wu, sociology/criminology and justice studies
- Hideki Wakita, math, transferred from the East Liverpool Campus to the Salem Campus
New Staff – East Liverpool:
- Tiffany Kiphart, interim director of physical therapy
- Kenneth Butler, custodial employee
New Staff – Salem:
- Jeff Christopher, senior facility manager, shared with East Liverpool Campus
Promotions – East Liverpool:
- Wendy Adkins, senior library associate
- Dr. Shawn Golden, associate professor, computer technology
- Deborah Hager, associate lecturer, nursing
- Moneeka Pelley, IT user support associate
- Dr. Lydia Rose, associate professor, sociology
- Dr. Haiyan Zhu, associate professor
Promotions – Salem:
- Phyllis DeFiore-Golden, senior lecturer, nursing
- Melissa Fucci, associate professor, music
- Brian Hall, senior IT user support analyst
- Diane Hill, senior lecturer, nursing
- Janeen Kotsch, senior lecturer, nursing
- Bob Logan, associate lecturer, computer technology
- Lorene Martin, senior lecturer, nursing
- Leah Meek, senior lecturer, biological sciences
- Maegan Richards, senior library associate
- Karen Zapko, nursing, received her doctorate
To welcome its new birthing manikin and the infant it delivers, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing department held a baby shower complete with games, snacks, gifts and decorations.
While a traditional baby shower helps celebrate an approaching birth, this shower included a simulated birthing experience involving nursing faculty and students who are in the parent-child module of their coursework.
Kent State East Liverpool students from the Occupational Therapy Assistant and the Physical Therapist Assistant programs combined their fundraising efforts to make a monetary donation to Focus Hippotherapy, an outdoor equestrian facility in Berlin Center that treats individuals with a variety of diagnoses.
The students presented a check to Dawn Speece, owner and executive director of the facility who founded the program in 1993. Hippotherapy comes from the Greek word “hippos,” meaning horse, and is defined as treatment with the help of a horse.
Rad Tech students on the Salem Campus celebrated National Radiologic Technology Week with several activities and a luncheon. The week is traditionally observed in hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country to recognize the role of radiologic technology and radiation therapy professionals in partner care and healthcare safety and to commemorate the discovery of x-rays on Nov. 8, 1895, by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen.