College Alumni Society Board Changes
by David Price (April 2010)
A longtime member of the College of Education's Alumni Society Board is retiring, and the board is welcoming four new members this summer.
Joan Dieter '64 Sec Ed, '68 M.Ed. has been an active board member for more than a decade. First appointed to the board in 2000, Joan was subsequently elected to two terms. She served as secretary of the board three times during her tenure.
Joan is a retired business education teacher in the Shaler Area School District. She is a member of the Junior League of Pittsburgh, the Tri-State Business Association, the Nittany Lion Club, and a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association. She formerly was a teacher at the Cresson Youth Development Center and was trained in the Student Assistance Program.
Jeremiah Mimms '08 E K Ed, '10 M.Ed. is one of two new Alumni Society Board members appointed to a three-year term. He is a graduate assistant in the College of Education's Office of Development and in the University's Office of Multicultural Programs. While pursuing his consecutive degrees in Education and Counseling, he served as a supervisor in the CEDAR Clinic and as a resident counselor in the Summer College Program in Education, SCOPE.
Andrew Pollock '64 Sec Ed, '65 M.Ed. also has been appointed to the board. He retired in 2005 as superintendent of schools in the Benton Area School District in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. He continues to serve as a substitute teacher at Temple University and Delaware Valley College. Andrew served previously on the Alumni Society Board of Directors from 1988 to 1995. He was vice president of the board in '94–'95.
In addition, the board has elected two new members.
William Vitori '73 Sec Ed retired recently from Elizabeth Forward Senior High School in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Bill taught physics and chemistry for 36 years, was an assistant varsity baseball coach, and served as president of PSEA in his district. He still substitute teaches on occasion. Bill is a lifetime member of the Alumni Association and is involved in the College of Education's annual Cycle-Thon, which benefits the SCOPE program.
Erica Walters '04 Elem Ed is a former Lion Ambassador who works as a grant writer and assistant principal in the Pleasant Valley School District in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. She previously served on the board of the College's Professional Development School (PDS) for two years. Erica also was a participant in Thon in 2003–04.