The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 26, 2013

Business people: Penn Highlands names Ebensburg director

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— Christie Forcellini has been named as the director of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College’s Ebensburg Center.

Her primary responsibilities will include student recruiting, community relations and overall management of the center.

Forcellini earned a master’s degree in adult and community education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Francis University.

Her professional experience includes four years as a recruiter at a college.

Laurel View Village appoints CEO

Dan March has been named CEO at Laurel View Village, Davidsville.

March brings 12 years of experience in senior living and skilled nursing administration. He spent the past 51⁄2 years as executive director of Heritage House in Atlantic, Iowa.

March developed a successful leadership style rooted in what he calls “management by walking around.”

He has master’s degrees in divinity, hotel restaurant management and business administration.

Skills of Central Pa. names VP

Justin Beigle has been promoted to vice president of the Blair/Bedford Region of Skills of Central Pennsylvania Inc.

As regional vice president, Beigle will plan, direct and lead the delivery of the agency’s comprehensive array of programs and services within Blair and Bedford counties.

This includes community homes, community services, behavior support, mental health services and life sharing.  

Beigle worked for nine years as Skills director of community services in Blair and Bedford counties.

Bankruptcy judge headed to academia

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Judith Klaswick Fitzgerald will retire from the federal bench this summer and will join the full-time Indiana Tech Law School faculty.

Fitzgerald, a native of Elmora, currently sits as a bankruptcy judge in Pittsburgh, and also holds court in the District of Delaware and in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Fitzgerald was named to the bankruptcy court in 1987, following a term as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Western Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

She has served as a lecturer on the national, state and local levels for the National Conferences of Bankruptcy Judges, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and many other organizations. She also has taught bankruptcy and commercial law courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and conducted classes at the Duquesne University School of Law, both in Pittsburgh, and at the University of Miami.

Mount Aloysius selects a vice president

Jennifer A. Dubuque has been named vice president of institutional advancement at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson.

Most recently, she served as assistant vice president for development at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fla.

Dubuque was responsible for daily planning and execution of advancement programs for the school including annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, donor relations, stewardship and development communications. In addition to managerial responsibilities, she served as contact person for the FAU Foundation board of directors and committee members. In the most recent fiscal year, her team raised $16.5 million, exceeding the goal by $1.1 million.

She received a bachelor’s degree in communication arts from Marist College, and minored in psychology. She earned the honors certificate in business organization and office procedure at Crehan Commercial College, Dublin, Ireland.

Dubuque is a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Association of Institutional Advancement & Development Professionals (AIADP).

She is married to Daniel, and they have four children.

CTC chooses a senior VP

Vicki A. Barbur has been appointed senior vice president and chief technical officer at Concurrent Technologies Corp. Barbur, who has more than 20 years of experience in research, development and manufacturing in the private sector, will be responsible for setting the vision and strategic direction for CTC’s scientific and technical capabilities.

Barbur earned a doctorate in physics from Imperial College, University of London, and a master’s degree in applied statistics from the University of Oxford, both in Britain; a master’s in business administration in global executive leadership from Amos Tuck Business School, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.; and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Imperial College, University of London.

Barbur is a member of the board of directors for INDA, the Association of Nonwovens Fabric Industry in the USA, and sits on the Sustainability Corporate Round Table at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

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