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April 30, 1998


Sandra R. Patterson-Randles, chair of the Department of Modern Languages at Western State College, Gunnison, Colo., has been appointed vice president for Academic Affairs at the Johnstown campus. She assumes her responsibilities on July 1.

Patterson-Randles holds bachelor's and master's degrees in classical languages and literatures and master's and Ph.D. degrees in English. She earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Colorado and her advanced degrees at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Patterson-Randles has taught language, literature, writing, mathematics, science, history, political science, philosophy, interdisciplinary studies and community education programs during a teaching career that spans 27 years.

Administratively, she has been involved in directing curriculum development and program implementation, strategic planning, institutional finance and diversity issues.


Shelly Bock, laboratory instructor in biology at the Johnstown campus, was named the 1998 recipient of the Dr. Edward A. Vizzini Teacher of the Year award.

Bock, who began her teaching career at UPJ in 1989, holds a B.S. in medical technology from Pitt and is registered with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, certification for medical technology. She is vice president of UPJ's Women's Association and adviser to the campus's Allied Health Club.


Ken Service, director of news and information in Public Affairs, has been named to the leadership committee of the board of directors of Catholic Health East, a health care system operating in 10 states in the eastern United States and comprising 33 acute care facilities, 31 skilled nursing facilities and 20 long-term care facilities.


Gordon MacLeod, professor in Health Services Administration, Graduate School of Public Health, received the 1997-98 Excellence in Teaching award, granted annually by vote of GSPH students, for commitment to teaching. MacLeod also serves as president of the University Senate.


Mathew Rosenblum, professor of music, was one of seven recipients of the 1998 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship grant.


The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP) presented the Distinguished Fellow award, given every two years, to Susan Van Cleve, instructor and specialty coordination of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program in the School of Nursing.

She is also the founder, coordinator and a clinician at the Evening Continuity Clinic of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Van Cleve was recognized by NAPNAP for promoting children's health in the Pittsburgh region and for her research in areas of childhood immunizations and emergency room follow-up care.

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