Alumna Advances in Adult Learning Field to President and CEO of Career Training Academy
Meet Kimberly Rassau, Ed.D., an M.A. in curriculum and instruction graduate who was promoted to president and CEO of Pittsburgh's Career Training Academy.
People of Point Park: Kyle and Alyssa Southerlin '11, First Impressions and Finding Love
Alumni couple Kyle and Alyssa Southerlin reflect on finding love at Point Park and life after college.
Education Student and Professor Selected as Keynote Speakers
Timothy Grebeck and Matthew Vogel, Ph.D., presented to students with disabilities at the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV Conference.
Honors Program Students Pay it Forward Through On-Campus Volunteer Activities
During the fall semester students sponsored "Pink Feet," a series of events to increase awareness and raise money for breast cancer research — specifically for Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh — raising $1,200.
People of Point Park: Kim Payne '79, Talented and Sweet
Kim Payne '79 finds inspiration in a sweet place and uses many talents to flourish in life.
Ed.D. Students Engage in Diversity Discussion Led By World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
The event addressed challenges faced by immigrant and international communities in Pittsburgh, especially women, and ways the larger community can promote a more welcoming environment.
Fall 2016 Issue of The Point Magazine Now Online
Get a peek inside the Fall issue of the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
Point Park’s First Doctoral Students to Graduate Defend Their Dissertations
Amy Miller, Laura Miller and Kelly Noyes successfully defended their dissertations Aug. 29 and were awarded Ed.D. degrees.
#PittsburghMe: Meet Daniel Strickland, Secondary Education English Major
"One of the most amazing opportunities I’ve had so far at Point Park was instructing my own Kindergarten class for an entire day. I’ve gained so much experience in my time here so far, and I know I chose the right major and university for me."
Point Park Welcomes 14 New Full-Time Faculty
Meet new faculty who bring real-world experience into the classes they teach.
Professor Matthew Vogel Strives to Instill in His Students a Passion for Special Education
Meet Matthew Vogel, Ph.D., assistant professor of special education at Point Park University.
Faculty and Career Development Center Help Education Students Land Teaching Jobs for Fall
Thanks to the PERC Education Job Fair and the support and guidance from education faculty and Career Development Center staff, several Point Park spring 2016 education graduates have full-time teaching positions lined up for the fall.
Secondary Education Student and Professor Present on Autism
Timothy Grebeck and Matthew Vogel, Ph.D., recently spoke at three schools in the Seneca Valley School District.
Elementary Education Degree Gives Alumnus the Foundation to Achieve Career Success
Meet Scott Manns, a 2002 Point Park elementary education alumnus and K-12 curriculum, instruction and assessment coordinator for Pittsburgh Public School District.
ABCTE Program Helps Physical Therapy Professional Transition to Teaching Career
Meet Rachael Morrow, D.P.T., a 2015 graduate of Point Park's ABCTE program and secondary biology and chemistry teacher at North Allegheny Intermediate High School.
Ed.D. Student is Director of Innovation for Montour School District
Justin Aglio, director of innovation for Montour School District, is pursuing his Ed.D. in leadership and administration from Point Park.
People of Point Park: Professor Christal Chaney is still on her educational journey
Education Professor gleans inspiration from everywhere and aims to share her passion for education with the future teachers of the world.
2015 Grad Combines Education, Business Studies for Rewarding Career in Financial Services
Meet Katelyn Cordido Reese, an instructional studies alumna and financial professional/agent for New York Life.
Alumnus, Graduate Student Lands Dream Job as an English/Special Education Teacher
Meet Robert Michael, a 2014 secondary education English alumnus, curriculum and instruction graduate student and English/special education teacher at Moon Area High School.
Students Gain Workplace Experience, Make Industry Connections During Summer Internships
Point Park students interned for Ernst & Young, Prudential, WQED, KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh Riverhounds and more.
Forest Hills School District Dean of Students, Librarian Pursuing Ed.D. at Point Park
Meet Laura Miller, Ed.D. in leadership and administration student at Point Park and dean of students and librarian for Forest Hills School District.
Point Park Welcomes 18 New Full-Time Faculty
New faculty bring industry expertise and real-world experience into the classes they teach.
Education Student Scores in Top 15 Percent on Praxis Exam, Tutors Youth in Pittsburgh
Meet Andrew Rauluk, a post-baccalaureate in secondary education biological sciences student at Point Park and volunteer for the Neighborhood Learning Alliance.
High School Students Visit Point Park for Black Men Teaching Conference
The conference addressed the need for more black male teachers in America’s schools.
K-12 Principal Certification Grad is Assistant Principal at Woodland Hills High School
Meet Patrick Scott, a 2012 K-12 principal certification alumnus and assistant high school principal for Woodland Hills.
High School Students Explore Probability in Pittsburgh at Point Park's Math Symposium
Twenty-eight students from local high schools engaged in fun, hands-on activities focusing on probability and statistics at the University’s Annual Mathematics Symposium April 10.
Point Park Ed.D. Student, Hill House President and CEO Named a BusinessWomen First Winner
Meet Cheryl Hall-Russell, president and CEO of Hill House Association and Hill House Economic Development Corporation.
Alumna, Teacher Attributes Career Success to Undergrad Education from Point Park
Meet Breigh Svonavec, an education alumna of Point Park and sixth grade teacher for Somerset Area School District.
English, Education Alumnus Describes Teaching in Alaska as Greatest Experience of His Life
Meet Simon Huff, who earned his B.A. in English in 2010 and M.A. in Secondary Education in 2014, both from Point Park.
Education Alumna Teaching International Elementary Students
Meet Amanda Trainor, a 2011 early childhood education alumna and English as a Second Language Specialist at Chartiers Valley Intermediary School.
Elementary Education Alumnus Earns Grant for His Students at D.C. Preparatory Academy
Meet Michael Suppa, a 2010 elementary education alumnus and literary intervention/science teacher at D.C. Preparatory Academy.
Alumni Profile: Meet Sarafina Brooks, Multimedia Journalist at WTOV-TV
"I was impressed with the number of real-world professionals teaching courses and lending their experience to every lesson," Brooks said.
Dual Degrees in Education and Broadcasting Help Alumna Land Teaching Position
Alumna Alicia Lyons recently landed the position of communications teacher at Belle Vernon High School.
Navy Veteran and Education Alumnus a Teacher at Central Catholic High School
Meet Justin Morgan, a 2010 secondary education English alumnus of Point Park University.
Faculty Profile: Meet Vincenne Revilla Beltran, Ph.D., Professor of Education
Revilla Beltrán has more than 40 years of experience in a variety of roles. She is a Pennsylvania Licensed Counselor and National Board Certified Coach.
Singapore Educators Meet with Graduate Education Professors
Professors Richard Gutkind and Vincenne Revilla Beltrán hosted educators from Singapore Polytechnic on campus June 26.
Secondary Education/English Alumnus is a Teacher at Oakland Catholic High School
Alumnus Jonathan MacDonald talks about why he chose to pursue a career in education and his deciding factors for selecting Point Park.
Point Park Hosts Black Men Teaching Conference for High School Students
Students learned about the need for more black male teachers and the benefits the teaching profession offers.
Education Major Sara Mahmood Named Point Park's Outstanding Graduating Senior
Mahmood earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a dual certification in Pre-K through fourth grade and Pre-K through eighth grade special education.
Point Park to Offer Doctorate in Leadership and Administration this Fall
It will be one of most affordable doctoral programs in the Pittsburgh region, with a flat tuition cost of $13,000 per year.
Off-Campus Graduate Education Programs Info Sessions May 6, 7 and 8
Sessions are being offered at Canon-McMillan, Franklin Regional and Seneca Valley high schools.
High School Students Explore Abstract Geometry at Annual Math Symposium
The symposium offered students a fun mix of team problem-solving activities along with geometrical exploration in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Tuition Discount Offered for Education Paraprofessionals
A 34 percent discount is available for paraprofessionals earning education degrees part-time.
Education Majors Teach Junior Achievement Topics to Elementary Students
Point Park’s education students spent a day at Clara Barton Elementary School teaching lessons on entrepreneurship, work readiness, financial literacy and the economics of life.
CITY Connections Program Receives Grant, Students Serve as Mentors
CITY Connections at Point Park University recently received a $15,000 grant from the Trustees of Massey Charitable Trust to add research and one-on-one mentoring to the program.
Education Alumnus is a Business and Math Teacher at Carson Middle School
Daniel Pomposelli is in his fifth year teaching at Carson Middle School, which is part of the North Allegheny School District.
Faculty Profile: Meet Arleen Wheat, Assistant Professor of Special Education
Prior to joining Point Park, Wheat was assistant superintendent of special education and pupil services for North Allegheny School District.
Secondary Education Grad Teaching English at Pittsburgh Taylor Allderdice High School
Meet Kayla Holjencin, a ninth grade English teacher and 2009 Point Park alumna.
Education Alumna Strives to Instill a Love for Mathematics in Her Students
Meet 2012 secondary education alumna Phylicia Joy, a math teacher at Crestview High School in Ohio.
Elementary Education Students Study Abroad at the University of London
Thirteen Point Park students majoring in Pre-K through fourth grade recently spent two weeks studying abroad in London.
Point Park Graduate Education Programs Offered at Suburban Pittsburgh Locations
This fall, the graduate education department is offering its master's degree in curriculum and instruction and K-12 principal certificate through off-campus cohort programs.
Point Park Education Instructor Named 2013 Middle School Principal of the Year
Eric W. Stennett, Ph.D., received this honor from the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals and will compete for the national title later this year.
Education Student Working at Western PA School for the Deaf
Meet Angel Mahnick, an instructional studies major and teacher's aide who will be graduating in December 2013.
Graduate Education Student Selected for Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program
Meet Michelina Pollini, a programming assistant for the Pittsburgh Children's Theater earning her master's degree in secondary education at Point Park.
Education Alumnus a Science Teacher for Dilworth Elementary in Pittsburgh
Meet Clifford Perkins, a science teacher for Dilworth Elementary in Pittsburgh and a 2009 Point Park elementary education alumnus.
Steel Valley School District Honors Education Majors for Tutoring Students
Point Park undergraduate education students spent the semester tutoring 24 fourth grade students at Barrett Elementary School.
Graduate Education Department Welcomes Educators from Central and South America
Professors Vincenne Revilla-Beltran, Ph.D., and Richard Gutkind, Ph.D., recently presented to a group of educators from Central and South America.
Tuition Discounts for Master's and Certificate Graduate Programs in Education
Current and incoming students taking graduate education courses toward a master's degree or certificate will receive a tuition discount, beginning in fall semester 2013.
Point Park Education Majors Take Elementary Students on Pittsburgh Field Trips
Point Park education majors taking the “Methods of Teaching Social Science” course taught by Christal Chaney, Ph.D., have been working directly with elementary students from the Three Hierarchs Eastern Orthodox School in Pittsburgh.
Meet Alumna Elisabeth Jensen, Third Grade Teacher
Elisabeth Jensen earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Point Park and now works as a third grade teacher at West Elementary School in Arcadia, Fla.
Meet Alumna Jasmin Hain, fourth grade teacher
Jasmin Hain earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Point Park and is now a fourth grade teacher at West Elementary School in Arcadia, Fla.
Three Point Park Education Alums Land Teaching Positions at West Elementary School in Arcadia, Fla.
Education graduates Kelly Cortazzo, Jasmin Hain, and Elizabeth Jensen graduated from Point Park within the past year and all landed teaching jobs at West Elementary School in Arcadia, Fla.
Meet Alumna Kelly Cortazzo, Kindergarten teacher
Kelly Cortazzo earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Point Park and is a kindergarten teacher at West Elementary School in Arcadia, Fla.
Point Park Hosts Inaugural Mathematics Symposium for High School Students
Making math fun for everyone was the focus of Point Park University’s inaugural Mathematics Symposium held on Nov. 2.
Alumna Discusses Why She Chose Point Park for Bachelor's and Master's in Education
Meet Michelle Graham, a third grade ELA teacher and clinical resident instructor at Pittsburgh King K-8.
Education Major Works as a Camp Counselor for the Summer
Meet Elizabeth Cole, an education major who will be entering her junior year this fall.
Master's Degree in Secondary Education Paves Alum’s Path to Teaching High School Science
Chris Colonna earned his M.Ed. degree in secondary education in 2011 from Point Park.
Capstone Course Helps Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Land Position as a College Instructor
Meet Preeti Juneja, a 2010 curriculum and instruction alumna of Point Park University.
Alum implements curriculum and instruction expertise at Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Meet Paul Cindric, a 2006 alum of Point Park's curriculum and instruction graduate program.
Alumni Profile: Gary Smith, high school English teacher
Education alumnus Gary Smith is an English teacher and department chair at South Fayette High School.