UPJ professor lauded for teaching excellence
Amy Miller, Pitt-Johnstown associate professor of mechanical engineering technology, has received the 2012 President’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
Miller was recognized for her teaching style, which blends the technical and practical aspects of engineering into all of her courses to prepare her students for the real world.
She serves as faculty adviser to the Pitt-Johnstown American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has authored and co-authored several technical and educational articles.
A native of Johnstown and alumna of Pitt-Johnstown with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology, Miller earned her master’s degree in manufacturing systems engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. She began her career at Pitt-Johnstown in 2002.
The award recognizes teaching excellence among the college’s faculty and promotes the college’s primary mission of quality undergraduate education.
Credit union appoints manager
Kerry Ray has joined USSCO Federal Credit Union as human resource/ marketing manager.
Ray goes to the credit union with 10 years experience in the field.
She is a graduate of Bishop Carroll High School and received a degree in business administration from Mount Aloysius College.
She is employed at the Richland main office, 532 Oakridge Drive.
USSCO also welcomed the following new member service representatives:
• Tammy Costlow, who comes to USSCO with 23 years of customer service experience.
She is a graduate of Forest Hills High School and is employed at the Moxham branch office, 522 Central Ave.
• Brittany Harriman, who comes to USSCO with a year of customer service experience.
She is a graduate of North Star High School and is employed at the Richland main office, 532 Oakridge Drive.
• Lori Rogers, who comes to USSCO with seven years of customer service experience.
She is a graduate of Shade High School and is employed at the Somerset branch office, 180 Beacon St.
• Lorrie Schirato, who comes to USSCO with six years of customer service experience. She is a graduate of Windber High School and also is employed at the Richland office.
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