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Come home to Albright for Homecoming 2017!

Celebrate pride of alma mater with faculty, students and fellow alumni and experience rewarding and memorable festivities! All are invited. Register today!

11:30 a.m. Golden Lions Luncheon, South Lounge
6-9 p.m. Athletics Hall of Fame Induction & Dinner, Schumo Center
7 p.m. Field Hockey v. Lebanon Valley College, Shirk Stadium
9 p.m. All Alumni Welcome Back Reception, Crowne Plaza

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Shuttle Service to and from Crowne Plaza and Albright College
11 a.m.-12 p.m. President’s Welcome, South Lounge
12-4 p.m. Homecoming Street Fair, Shirk Stadium Parking Lot
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Homecoming Tailgate, Armory Lot
1 p.m. Homecoming Football Game v. Delaware Valley University, Shirk Stadium
5:30 p.m. Women’s Soccer v. Lebanon Valley College, Shirk Stadium
7-9 p.m. Class Reunion Receptions, Crowne Plaza
8 p.m. Men’s Soccer v. Lebanon Valley College, Shirk Stadium
9 p.m.-?? Homecoming After-party, Goodnites Lounge, Crowne Plaza

9:30-11 a.m. Farewell Brunch, Crowne Plaza
11 a.m. Worship Service with Chaplain Paul Clark ’73, Kachel Chapel, Teel Hall

Getting to Know…

Mary Lou Scalese ’74,
Alumni Association board member

Major: History, with a minor in education; student teaching at Northeast Junior High School, Reading; obtained Pennsylvania teaching certificate in social studies

Further Education: M.B.A., finance, St. Joseph’s University

Current occupation: Chief Auditor, Executive Vice President, Customers Bank

On daughter Marissa’s recent graduation from Albright: Having my daughter graduate from my alma mater was very exciting. I’m really happy for her because she took on Albright fully by getting involved, which I didn’t do much, and she really got to enjoy the experience.

How Albright connections have helped my career: I was able to connect with others in the same field and we were able to build off of each other. I enjoyed being able to learn from them and am fortunate to have these connections to mentor me in the culture that we work in.

The reason I choose to give back to my alma mater: I started getting more involved when I had Albright interns working for me. Seeing those students go on to receive full-time jobs made me want to step up to more of a leadership role for future students.

Alumni Association Board

The Alumni Association Board is an advisory body created to represent alumni issues and concerns, and to help connect alumni with Albright’s 17,000 living alumni. The Alumni Association is led by a board of graduates of varying class years, occupations, gender, race and life experience. Each issue of The Reporter features a member of the board so that alumni may become acquainted with those members who serve as a representative voice for the alumni body. For more on the role of an Alumni Association board member, go to:


And the award Goes to…

Charnita Zeigler-Johnson, Ph.D. ’92,
Distinguished Alumna Award

Major: Psychobiology

Campus Involvement: Student Government Association, secretary; African-American Society, president, vice president; Domino Players; Horizons; Campus Crusade for Christ; Resident Assistant, Albright Court.

Career: Epidemiologist, assistant professor, department of medical oncology; member, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia)

Most passionate about: Reaching underserved and high risk populations in my local community of Philadelphia and in developing nations. The work that my colleagues and I do focuses on community education, defining risk factors for high risk cancer populations, and understanding biological mechanisms associated with advanced disease. I love the research aspects of my work, but sharing what we learn with members of the community, those who need health information the most but often are not engaged with the health care system, is the most meaningful part of my job.

What does it mean to you to have received the Distinguished Alumna Award? I was humbled to receive this award. It serves as a constant reminder of the strong foundation that I received from my Albright experience and encourages me to give only my best in service. I have been blessed to work in the field of public health and cancer research and look forward to many more opportunities to improve the well-being of our communities.

Honoring Distinguished Graduates
Each year the Alumni Association Board honors distinguished graduates with awards for outstanding service and accomplishments, and in each issue of The Reporter, we highlight the achievements of one of these deserving individuals. If you would like to nominate an alumnus/alumna for an award, please email Awards are presented during Alumni Weekend.