ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2023-2024 - Issuu (2024)

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from Central Penn Catalog 2023-2024 , page 238


Summer Term 2023

Monday, July 10, 2023 – summer term begins

Monday, September 4, 2023 – Labor Day – College Closed – affected classes see Blackboard*

Saturday, September 23, 2023 – summer term ends

Fall Term 2023

Monday, October 9, 2023 – fall term begins

Thursday, November 23, 2023 – college closed – affected classes see Blackboard*

Friday, November 24, 2023 – college closed – affected classes see Blackboard*

Saturday, November 25, 2023 – college closed – affected classes see Blackboard*

Sunday, November 26, 2023 – college closed – affected classes see Blackboard*

Monday, November 27, 2023 – college closed – affected classes see Blackboard*

Saturday, December 23, 2023 – fall term ends

Winter Term 2024

Monday, January 8, 2024 – winter term begins

Monday, January 15, 2024 – college closed – affected classes see Blackboard*

Monday, February 19, 2024 – college closed – affected classes see Blackboard*

Saturday, March 23, 2024 – winter term ends

Spring Term 2024

Monday, April 8, 2024 – spring term begins

Monday, May 28, 2024 – college closed – affected classes see Blackboard*

Saturday, June 19, 2024 – spring term ends

*Note: During holiday related closings, students are responsible for Blackboard related course work. If the class meeting time is impacted by a holiday closing, faculty will post an assignment on-line prior to the holiday closing, with an indicated due date. Failure to access and complete the assignment constitutes a failing grade for the lesson and an absence. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure they understand the expectations of the faculty.


Full-Time Faculty

Christopher Adams, AS, CMA (AAMA), CPT (NHA), Lecturer, Medical Assisting, AS, Central Penn College; CPT, NHA, Central Penn College

Matthew Ademola, Associate Professor, Business Administration, DBA, Argosy University; MS, State University of New York (Maritime College); BS, City University of New York (Medgar Evers College)

Flora Armetta, Associate Professor, English, PhD, Columbia University; MA, Columbia University; BAS, Tufts University

Jack Babinchak, Associate Professor, Management and Organizations, PhD, Capella University; MBA and BS in Management, Bloomsburg University

James Beeghley, Program Director of Information Technology, (degree info needed)

Anne Bizup, PhD, RN, Program Director of Allied Health, PhD Nursing Education, Nova Southeastern; MSN, South University; BSN, Villanova University

Harry M . Baturin, Assistant Professor, Legal Studies, I.LL.M., LL.M., JD, BA, Georgetown University, University of Pittsburgh

Stephen Campbell, ACCE for Lancaster and Instructor, Physical Therapist Assistant, BS, Lock Haven University; AAS, Central Penn College; AS, Dean College

Matthew Casale, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences, DPT, Saint Francis University; BS, Saint Francis University, AAS, Central Penn College

C . Mike Cattermole, Program Director of Business/Professional Studies and Associate Professor, DBA, University of Phoenix; MS, Wilmington University; BA, University of Delaware

John Contino, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Administration. JD, University of Miami School of Law; BA, Villanova University; AA, Brandywine College, Widener University

Thomas Davis, Jr ., Director of CTE and Associate Professor, English and Communication, ABD, Keiser University; MA, Bowling Green State University; M.Ed., Bloomsburg University; BA, Bloomsburg University

Hope Devore, MOT OTR/L, Instructor, Occupational Therapy Assistant, MOT, St. Francis University; BS, St. Francis University

Kenisha Dillard, CST, Program Director Surgical Tech, ST Instructor, AAS Health Science Tech, Coastline Community College

Robert M . Donley, Professor, Program Director of Legal Studies and Paralegal, JD, Temple University School of Law; BA, Messiah College

Lori Eberly, PT, DPT, Med. ATC, Professor, Physical Therapist Assistant, DPT, Neumann University; MEd, The Pennsylvania State University; BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Brant W . Ellsworth, Program Director of General Studies and Associate Professor, Humanities; PhD, Penn State University; MA, Penn State University; BA, Brigham Young University

C . Jeffrey Goble, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Administration, JD, University of New Hampshire School of Law; BS, Bates College

Cassandra Hillegass, Program Director of Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor, Business, BS, Central Penn College; MBA, Strayer University; EdD, Argosy University

Ann Hoffman, RDH, PHDHP, Program Director of Dental, AAS in Dental Hygiene Luzerne County Community College; beginning BS in Healthcare Management, Central Penn College

William Hummel, Instructor, Mathematics, MA, Kutztown University; BS, Albright College

Ross Judy, Instructor, Business, M.Div., Wesley Theological Seminary; B.A., Penn College

Michael Lear-Olimpi, Assistant Professor, Communication, MJ, Temple University; BA, The Pennsylvania State University

Taylor Lentz, LAT, ATC, PTA, Instructor, Physical Therapy Assistant, BS, BridgewaterCollege; AS, Central Penn College

Nikki A . Marhefka, EdM, MT(ASCP), CMA(AAMA), Program Director of Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Coding and Billing, Associate Professor, EdM, Temple University; BS, University of Pittsburgh

Paul Miller, Assistant Professor, English and Communication, MS, Shippensburg University; BA, Slippery Rock University

Kevin Otto, Assistant Professor, Allied Health, MS and BS, University of St. Francis; AS, Central Pennsylvania Business School

Matthew O’Brien, MS, ATC, PTA, Instructor and ACCE Physical Therapist Assistant Program, MS California University of PA; BS King’s College; AS Penn State University

Nicole D . Patterson, DPT, Program Director of Physical Therapist Assistant, Professor, DPT, Slippery Rock University; BS, Mount Saint Mary’s University

Deborah Reeves, Instructor of Information Technology, BS, Robert Morris University; MS/IS Penn State University

Susan B . Snyder, Assistant Professor, Accounting, MS, Strayer University; BS, Bloomsburg University

John Springer, Assistant Professor, Accounting, PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Amanda Stuckey, Assistant Professor, English, PhD, College of William and Mary; MA, University of Virginia; BA, College of William and Mary

Kimberly Tanish, OTD, OTR/L, Program Director of Occupational Therapy Assistant, OTD Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions; MOT, Saint Francis University; BS, Mount Aloysius College

Johnna T . Whitcraft, Program Director of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security, MS, Saint Joseph’s University; BA, Elizabethtown College

Tykarra Yearby, Clinical Instructor for Surgical Technology, BAS, Siena Heights University; AAS, McCann School of Business and Technology

Deborah Yocum, CCMA (NHA), Lecturer, Medical Assisting, NHA, Lincoln Technical Institute; obtaining AS/BS from Central Penn College

Academic Administrators

Krista Wolfe, PT, ATC, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, Doctorate in Physical Therapy and BS in Health Science, Slippery Rock University.

Jared Rife, Associate Provost, PhD, Pennsylvania State University; MA, Trinity College; BA, Brigham Young University

Board of Directors

Dwight Utz, Board Chair

Dwight Utz who is a Central Penn College graduate and most recently served as President/CEO/ Director of two community banks in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He is currently a member of an organizational investment group seeking to acquire small community banks. His areas of expertise include Strategic Planning, Organizational and Leadership Development, Balance Sheet Management and Corporate Governance. Utz is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware and serves on various other boards.

Duane R . Greenly, Vice Chair

President of the Greenly Family Trust, Greenly is a retired senior business executive who specialized in business turnarounds, profits and shareholder value. In retirement, he founded a private equity company, a real estate L.P., and serves on several boards. He established the Greenly Family Trust to support areas of interest in the local community. He resides in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Peter Garland, Board Secretary

Dr. Peter H. Garland served as executive vice chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education before retiring in June 2019. In addition, he held positions as assistant chancellor for policy and planning and vice chancellor for academic and student affairs during his tenure at the state agency. He teaches at the University of Pennsylvania in the higher education master’s and executive doctoral programs.

Eugene Kostelac,

Board Treasurer

Eugene Kostelac recently served as chief financial officer for the RG Group. He has extensive experience in public accounting, manufacturing and various distribution industries. Previously, he served as controller for several companies in the capital region. A certified public accountant, he earned his bachelor’s and MBA at Pennsylvania State University.

George M . Book, Jr .

George grew up in South Central PA just outside of Chambersburg. He attended Messiah College and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Psychology. Following graduation, he went to work for a financial institution and was there for 15 years before becoming the President and CEO for the West Shore Chamber of Commerce in 2012. He also holds a master’s degree in Strategic Leadership from Messiah College. George currently serves on the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation Board as a Community Liaison; on the Board of Directors for Leadership Cumberland; as a member of the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors; as a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber professionals Board of Directors; as a Board member of the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education; and as Chair of the Alumni Council of Messiah University.

Betsy Hamm

Betsy Hamm, MBA, oversees the overall direction of Duck Donuts and leads the development of the company’s long- and short-term goals and strategic initiatives. In her previous role as chief operating officer, she oversaw operations, marketing, and business development, focusing on product development and daily operations. Prior to being named chief operation officer, she served as the marketing director. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Master of Business Administration from Shippensburg University.

Robert E . Kelly

Robert E. Kelly, Jr. serves as counsel in the law firm of Kelly, Parker & Cohen LLP and practices in the areas of administrative and civil litigation. He specializes in insurance industry litigation, appellate practice, personal injury defense, commercial litigation, dealership and franchise litigation, employment law and professional liability. A former Deputy Attorney General, he is a 1975 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a summa cum laude graduate of Siena College in 1972. Kelly has been recognized annually in the Woodward White Best Lawyers in America publication in the area of Insurance Law since 2006.

Leland Nelson

Leland J. Nelson is the president and co-founder of Dirty Dog Hauling, a professional junk removal company. He began his career as an auditor and has over 10 years of accounting and auditing experience. He is the president of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central PA and a graduate of the inaugural class of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Development Institute.

Gretchen Ramsey

Gretchen is the Regional Director of Patient and Volunteer Engagement for the West Shore Region of Penn State Health. In this capacity, Gretchen works with her dynamic team, serving two hospitals (Holy Spirit and Hampden Medical Centers) to improve the perception of the patient and family member experience within the health system. She is a certified faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC) which serves providers, physicians, and medical assistants. She coaches and trains staff on practices for improved outcomes and helps to improve the resiliency of staff amidst the current climate of healthcare. Prior to joining the Penn State Health Family, for almost 25 years, Gretchen’s career focused on legislative affairs, development and fundraising in both the Camp Hill and Harrisburg markets. She is a very proud ’15 Central Penn College Alumna, earning her master's degree in Professional Studies/Organizational Development and holds a Bachelors of Arts in Communication from Edinboro University.

Joseph Robinson, Jr .

Joseph Robinson, Jr., is the president of the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Development Institute, a local think tank, and developer of community leaders trained in the tenets of Dr. King. More than 3,000 people have been trained using the leadership model based on Robinson’s book, 7 Leadership Imperatives from a Wild Man. He retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation after 26 years of service, last serving in a senior management position as chief of the Performance Improvement and Metrics Division. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English at the University of Virginia and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Central Penn College in 2016.

Michael Verber

Dr. Michael Verber is the CEO & Chairman of the Verber Dental Group. He transitioned a solo practitioner dental office into Central Pennsylvania’s largest dental health care system using innovation and a culture of empowerment, kindness, and positivity. Verber is also the cofounder of an employee-owned media company and an accredited dental continuing education institute. Verber has a passion for education that has led him to teach as a faculty member, key opinion leader, and clinical advisor with national dental academies and manufacturers. He has coached in the Cumberland Valley Basketball program and served on the Board of the CV Eagle Foundation, the CV Youth Basketball Association, the Central PA Chapter of the National MS Society, and the Harrisburg Area Dental Society. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Dickinson College and a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Temple University School of Dentistry.

President’s Cabinet

Linda Fedrizzi-Williams President

Romeo Azondekon Vice President of Student Services

Michael Fedor Vice President of Advancement and Strategic Initiatives

Margaret Lebo Vice President of People and Culture

Jennifer Mariacher Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Parker Vice President of Information Technology and Project Management

Krista Wolfe Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost

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  • GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS13minpages 230-237
  • COURSE DESCRIPTIONS2hrpages 158-229
  • MINORS6minpages 153-157
  • LGL221 Civil Litigation II8minpages 148-152
  • COM303 Persuasion56minpages 115-147
  • Marketing2minpage 114
  • ACC310 Nonprofit Accounting7minpages 109-113
  • ASSOCIATE DEGREES2minpage 108

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Central Penn Catalog 2023-2024

by Central Penn College

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2023-2024 - Issuu (2024)


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