Four granted Emeritus status at University of Findlay
Emeritus status was presented to three retired University of Findlay faculty members and one dean during the June board meeting.
Earning appointments were Micheal Anders, Ph.D.; Paula Wolper; Anne Albert and Donald Stansloski, R.Ph., Ph.D.
Anders, who retired this year but will still teach some courses, served as the College of Liberal Arts’ professor of music for 35 years. He conducted the University of Findlay’s Concert Chorale and the University Singers and was instrumental in helping to launch the Donnell Broadway Concert Series. He received the University’s Founders Award for Academic Excellence and the Elizabeth and Professor Shiv Kumar Gupta Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Wolper began her career with the University of Findlay in 2001. She was assistant professor of the hospitality management program and director of Oiler Enterprises. She and her husband, John Wolper, Ed.D., spent several years building the program into a premier educational offering, which included the student-run Village Cafe. Wolper also advised the hospitality management club and initiated Christmas on campus.
Albert served as an assistant professor of mathematics, joining the faculty in 1979. She taught more than 23 courses in math and developed 14 of them. She was known for using a wide variety of technology in the classroom. Over the years she gave 31 presentations at numerous venues and was the principal or co-principal investigator on six awarded grants. Her project before retiring was an analysis of five years of data titled, “Efficacy of Mathematics Placement and Math Prerequisites.” She was the math department’s historian. Additionally, she was the college’s faculty chair during the 2012-13 academic year and was co-director of mathematics from 1997 to 2009.
Dean Emeritus was granted to Stansloski, the founding Dean of the University of Findlay College of Pharmacy. He came to the University of Findlay in 2004 and was the driving force in establishing the first new college of pharmacy in Ohio in more than 100 years. He worked with former University of Findlay President DeBow Freed and other administrators to establish appropriate facilities, the hiring of faculty and staff, formulated curriculum and accredited the program with necessary organizations. He continues to serve on the College of Pharmacy’s advisory board and the university as a whole as a consultant focused on expanding interprofessional educational activities with the College of Health Professions and the College of Pharmacy.
Wurst joins Intertek-PSI
Intertek-PSI has hired Tiffani Wurst as staff engineer in its Lima office.
Wurst earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Ohio University.
Professional Service Industries, now part of Intertek, is a leading provider of testing and assurance services to commercial and civil construction markets, with a broad service offering including building materials testing; geotechnical services and property and environmental assurance. In 2015 Intertek purchased PSI to expand its presence in attractive markets with long-term growth opportunities.
University of Findlay welcomes new choral director
SeaHwa Jung has been hired as the University of Findlay’s director of choral activities. He will direct the University of Findlay Concert-Chorale and University Singers, as well as teach voice and music appreciation. Jung replaces Micheal Anders, who retired earlier this year.
Jung began his conducting career during undergraduate studies at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. He directed various choirs during his master’s degree studies at Colorado State University, where he graduated in 2007. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2012.
Prior to his appointment with the University of Findlay, he directed the choral ensembles and orchestra and taught music appreciation, music history, conducting, foreign diction and various singing classes at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. He also taught graduate courses at the College-Conservatory of Music and high school music classes at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.
Moose bestows highest honor on member
David Copus, a member of Lima Lodge No. 199, Loyal Order of Moose, was summoned to receive the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the Loyal Order of Moose. The conferral was held in the House of God at Mooseheart, Illinois.
The degree is held by less than one-half percent of the members of the fraternity throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda. This is the Order’s ultimate reward for exceptional devotion to the principles and ideals of caring for children and senior members, and it is earned only by members who have given years of “above-the-call-of-duty” service to the Loyal Order of Moose.
Members receiving this degree are entitled to wear a gold blazer, which is formally presented to the honoree during a special ceremony attended by other Pilgrims, members of the higher degrees of both the Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose, family, friends, community leaders and other members of the order. Copus will receive his blazer at noon on Sept. 24 at Crown Plaza Columbus North.