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April 4, 2013

People of the Times

Microsoft Word - Document1Jeen-Shang Lin, faculty member in civil and environmental engineering at the Swanson School of Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

ASCE fellows are legally registered professional engineers or land surveyors who have made significant technical or professional contributions and have demonstrated notable achievement in engineering activity for at least 10 years following election to the ASCE grade of member.


Assad Panah, faculty member in geology and petroleum technology and director of the petroleum technology program at Pitt-Bradford, was installed as president of the National Association of Academies of Science. Panah also served as president 2003-04.


MoorePitt-Greensburg’s President’s Distinguished Service Award for Staff has been awarded to Lori Moore, an administrative secretary in human resources. The award recognizes staff members who have demonstrated a consistent pattern of extraordinary dedication to the University above and beyond the candidate’s job responsibilities.

Moore began working in student accounts in 2001. Then she moved into academic affairs as an administrative secretary in 2009. This past summer, due to restructuring that occurred because of the Volunteer Early Retirement Program offered by Pitt in spring 2012, Moore was asked to move to UPG’s Office of Human Resources as an administrative secretary.

Also during UPG’s annual staff recognition luncheon, three staff members were recipients of the “You Make The Difference” recognition from their colleagues. The “You Make The Difference” program recognizes UPG staff members for special efforts and achievements.

Receiving awards this year were:

Linda Szypulski, administrative secretary in academic support services;

Valerie Kubenko, administrative secretary in academic support services;

Susan Isola, director of media relations in the Office of University Relations and Institutional Advancement.

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