The list of retirees in the second half of 2022 isn’t very long, but the years of service add up into the hundreds.
Patricia Colosimo (23 years), director of arts programming
Jon Draeger (35 years), associate professor of chemistry
Andrea Robbins (40+ years), instructor of chemistry and algebra, Division of Physical and Computational Sciences. Robbins is one of Pitt–Bradford’s longest-serving faculty members.
Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Susan Andrade (30 years), English, associate professor
Carol Colby (26 years), Neuroscience, professor emeritus
John Markoff (50 years), Sociology, distinguished university professor emeritus
Thomas Ricketts (17 years), Philosophy, professor emeritus
Terence Smith (21 years), History of Art and Architecture, Andrew W. Mellon professor emeritus
David Stoffer (40 years), Statistics, professor emeritus
Rick Fogle (39 years), dean of student services. Fogle spent 37 of his 39 years at Pitt-Greensburg as dean of student services. During his time, resident student occupancy has grown from 116 to nearly 600. He built a comprehensive set of services to benefit students, most notable being the Health Center, Counseling Center, Career Services, Student Activities, Athletics, and Orientation. The second longest-serving chief of student affairs officer in the history of the Pitt system and the longest-serving administrator in Pitt–Greensburg’s 58-year history, his dedication to the campus went beyond day-to-day operations. He and his wife Amy established two scholarships: the Fogle Family Education Scholarship (2001) and the SGA Truex Study Abroad Scholarship (2002). Recently, they pledged a lead gift toward the construction of a turf soccer/lacrosse field — the largest donation to the campus by a staff member.
Dean Nelson (20 years), associate professor of mathematics. A member of the faculty since 2002, he also served as the assistant vice president for academic affairs for nine years and was a member of the president’s cabinet.
Stephen A. Schrum (17 years), associate professor emeritus of fine arts. Schrum has shared his love of theater and the creative process with students through his classes and as the director of the Pitt-Greensburg Theatre Company. He directed a total of 88 plays during his career, in addition to multiple one-acts and overseeing a couple of staged readings. He designed the Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate Program to help visual and performing arts majors to understand the business side of arts as well as preparing them to market themselves. Schrum also created a course called Theatre Technology that incorporated digital audio, digital video, and virtual worlds.
Jerry Samples (26 years), division chair and professor of engineering
Diane Kirk (16 years), clinical associate professor
Denise Morrin (47 years), lead department coordinator
Roger Fustich (22 years), director of administrative operations for the Office of Child Development
Frederick Honors College
Karen Billingsley (30 years), department administrator
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Cheryl Messick (25 years), professor emeritus, Department of Communication Science and Disorders
Susan Shaiman Kimelman (25 years), associate professor emeritus, Department of Communication Science and Disorders
Walt Stoy (41 years), professor emeritus, Emergency Medicine program
Lora Burke (33 years), professor emeritus
University Library System
Mary Stibrik (43 years), administrative secretary
Mike Drazdzinski (37 years), photographer