b2ap3_thumbnail_2-17-fire-dept-donation.jpgWaynesburg University recently presented the Waynesburg-Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company with a $10,000 check, the final of five installments totaling $50,000, to offset the $417,000 cost of the company’s 2013 Sutphen Rescue Pumper fire engine.

The donations were given in memory of Robert W. Fox, a member of the Waynesburg-Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company from 1948 to 2011, who died on May 15, 2012, at the age of 83.  Remarkably, Mr. Fox was still actively answering fire calls until 2009. Fox served in many leadership capacities within the fire company during his 62-year tenure including president for 28 years.  His father was a member of the company from 1941 to 1965, and Robert’s four sons and four of his grandsons are active members of the fire company.

Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee, along with Heidi Szuminsky, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and University Relations, presented the donation to Jeff Marshall, Fire Chief, and Ron Fox, President of the fire company. 

This donation to the fire company from Waynesburg University continues the University’s long-standing support for fire safety in the community. Previously, the University had presented the company with $50,000 for the purchase of the Fire Simulation Training Trailer and $30,000 toward a new fire truck.  

The University has also donated more than $460,000 to the Waynesburg Borough for the purchase of new police cars, improvements to borough infrastructure, downtown beautification projects, contributions to the Borough Master Plan, recreational fields and parks maintenance and construction equipment.  

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b2ap3_thumbnail_1-16-MLKConvocation-4.jpgWaynesburg University celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a ceremony in Roberts Chapel Monday, Jan. 16. 

Introduced by Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee, Dr. Taunya Tinsley, Director of Waynesburg University’s Graduate Programs in Counseling and Associate Professor of Counseling at the University, served as the speaker. Dr. Tinsley opened her address, “We Cannot Walk Alone,” with an excerpt from King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech. 

She shared that as she studied King’s historic speech, the phrase “we cannot walk alone” repeatedly caught her attention. 

“We cannot walk alone,” she said. “As we walk, we must walk in harmony with each other and with God.” 

In order to do so, Dr. Tinsley encouraged all in attendance to be just and act justly; to love and to diligently practice kindness and compassion; and to walk humbly with God. 

Dr. Tinsley is a licensed professional counselor with more than 20 years of experience working at the secondary and collegiate levels. Her experiences include working with culturally diverse educators, students and athletes in a variety of athletic conferences, such as the Big Ten, Big East, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as well as the National Football League (NFL), National Football Foundation and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Dr. Tinsley is the owner of Transitions Counseling Service LLC and Life Skills Program where she provides individual, marriage, family and group counseling and consultation services. Additionally, she is the Clinical Director of the Mount Ararat Baptist Church Counseling Center.

Outside of the workplace, she has been very involved in the community, having served as the secretary of the Ethics Concern Committee of the National Association of Academic Advisors of Athletics and secretary of the entire organization. Dr. Tinsley has also been president of the Pennsylvania College Counseling Association and president of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Augsburg College, a master’s degree in higher education administration and college student development from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Duquesne University.

Dr. Tinsley most recently completed requirements for a certificate in missional theology from Biblical Seminary and her Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_10-4-Homecoming-court.jpgWaynesburg University recently announced its 2016 Homecoming Court. The crowning of the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen will take place during halftime of the University’s homecoming game against Geneva College Saturday, Oct. 8. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at John F. Wiley Stadium. 

The Homecoming Court includes:

  • Luke Carter, senior accounting major from Saegertown (Saegertown High School)
  • Stacey Martin, senior human services major from Washington (McGuffey High School) 
  • Anne McGlaughlin, senior public relations major from Pittsburgh (Brentwood High School)
  • Benjamin Neff, senior psychology major from Bentleyville (Bentworth High School) 
  • Emily Nowakowski, senior psychology major from Bridgeport, Ohio (Bridgeport High School)
  • Evan Pennington, senior criminal justice administration major from Allison Park (Central Catholic High School)
  • Torre Remish, senior psychology major from Belle Vernon (Charleroi High School) 
  • Kathryn Romanchuck, senior nursing major from Mount Airy, Md. (home schooled)  
  • Travis Sumner, senior forensic accounting major from Bentleyville (Canon-McMillan High School)

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b2ap3_thumbnail_9-13-best-colleges-RU-Best-Value_2017_20160913-174632_1.pngWaynesburg University has been selected by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Value School in their 2017 “U.S. News Best Colleges” ranking, under the “Regional Universities – North” category. 

The ranking identifies the top 15 Best Value Schools in the northern region of the country. Ranked at No. 7, Waynesburg qualified as a Best Value School due to the high quality of academic programs combined with low costs. 

“Our commitment to both quality academics and high value has consistently led us to be recognized as a top value school,” said Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee. “A Waynesburg University education provides students with a strong foundation for successful careers and lifelong fiscal responsibility.”

According to U.S. News & World Report, the Best Value School rankings take in to consideration a school’s academic quality, based on its U.S. News Best Colleges ranking, and the 2015-16 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid.

As described by U.S. News & World Report, only schools in or near the top half of the ranking categories are included in the value rankings because U.S. News considers the most significant values to be among colleges that perform well academically.

During the 2015-16 academic year, more than 90 percent of Waynesburg students received some form of financial aid, and 98 percent of 2015 graduates reported working full-time or attending graduate school within one year of graduation.

Additionally, tuition, room and board at Waynesburg is more than $11,500 below the national average for private, non-profit, four-year colleges. 

The University processes aid from a wide variety of sources, including federal, state and institutional aid programs. In the 2015-16 academic year, it awarded more than $36 million in aid to its students. This aid included academic scholarships, federal, state and institutional grants, work-study opportunities and student or parent educational loans.

For first-time freshman students, the University offers two types of renewable, four-year scholarships: Achievement Awards and Competitive Scholarship Programs.

Achievement Awards range between $6,000 and $15,000 annually and are based on the combination of each applicant’s cumulative high school GPA and SAT or ACT scores. Competitive Scholarship Programs can cover from $1,000 to full tuition, room and board annually. 

For more information on financial aid and scholarships at Waynesburg University, contact the University’s Office of Financial Aid at 724-852-3208 or finaid@waynesburg.edu.

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Dr. Karen Younger (Humanities) was the invited guest lecturer at the Western Pennsylvania Civil War Roundtable in Sewickley on Aug. 17. Her topic was “Lincoln’s Emancipation Plan in the Border States.”

Dr. Chad Sherman and Brandon Szuminsky (Communication) presented about framing newspaper coverage of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference. Both were elected to board positions for the regional division of AEJMC. Szuminsky also presented during a teaching tips session at the conference.

Dr. Robert Bonser (Athletic Training) had a journal article accepted for publication in the Journal of Sports and Rehabilitation entitled, “Changes to Hamstring Range of Motion Following Neurodynamic Sciatic Sliders: A Critically Appraised Topic.” The abstract can be found here, and the article will be published soon. 

Dr. Bonser successfully defended his dissertation at the University of Idaho in late July. The dissertation is entitled, “Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Conditions from a Regional Interdependence Perspective: A dissertation of Clinical Practice Improvement.”

A poem by Dr. Bob Randolph (English), “Ambushed,” is out in Chiron Review (Issue 104, Summer 2016) on page 115.

Dr. Elizabeth Wang (Computer Science) attended the International Conference on Computing and Missions at Lancaster Bible College to present a paper on behalf of Alex Tenenbaum (Class of 2015). The paper is entitled, “The Role of Technology in Missions.” 

Norma J. Harper (Office of the Provost) began her 55th year at the University on Aug. 6. 

 

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