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December 30, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

PRESENTATION: Dawn Cable, an adjunct instructor at Eastern Gateway Community College, addressed the Perspectives on Course Redesign in English Conference in Chicago recently.

Cable, a Toronto resident, served on a panel with three representatives of other colleges. They addressed the various modes of developmental English course redesign. She specifically discussed the integrated reading and writing model developed at Eastern Gateway. She shared a case study she developed based on the college's redesigned curriculum with the use of MyWritingLab, a Pearson product that allows students to develop an individualized study plan so they can pace themselves and work on specific areas.

Pearson created the conference at Triton College soley around the theme of course redesign in a response to the national movement/trend to redesign developmental education. Conference attendees included leaders from community colleges from Illinois and Wisconsin.

Cable began teaching at the college six years ago and is now development English department chair and adjunct faculty. She also is developmental English student coach.

Cable earned a bachelor's degree in comprehensive communications education from Ohio University and is working on a master's degree in educational administration-professional development and curriculum at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Her areas of academic interest include democratic classrooms, student engagement, curriculum design and teaching methodologies.

KUDOS: Long-time employee Karen Tucci was selected as December's employee of the month at Eastern Gateway Community College.

Tucci began her career at the college in 1976 as a programmer-operator shortly after obtaining her associate degree in data processing from the former Jefferson County Technical Institute. She advanced to director of the computer center in 1980 and now holds the title of director of technologies services.

A resident of Wheeling, Tucci earned a bachelor's degree and master of business management degree from Wheeling Jesuit University.

HONORS: InterContinental Hotels Group reports the Holiday Inn brand ranked "highest in guest satisfaction among mid-scale full service hotel chains" in the J.D. Power and Associates' annual North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM for the second year in a row.

The Holiday Inn-Weirton, one of the brand's 810 hotels in the Americas, shares in that honor.

"This tremendous and prestigious honor is the result of hard work and dedication by Holiday Inn brand team members across our portfolio, and we want to thank the Holiday Inn-Weirton for consistently delivering outstanding service to guests and contributing to the brand's overall success," said Al Reingold, director of brand management, Holiday Inn, Americas.

"Our team members in Weirton are committed to providing high quality service and accommodations, and we're proud that they're part of this outstanding accomplishment."

HIRED: Summit Physical Therapy has added Follansbee native Ryan Santangelo.

Santangelo graduated with a doctorate in physical therapy from West Virginia University in May and began working at Summit Physical Therapy in June.

He will work as a physical therapist at Summit's Follansbee clinic.

"I was born and raised in Follansbee and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to the community that has offered me so much while growing up here," he said.

"I learned about physical therapy when my grandfather was a patient at Summit. I used to pick him up from his appointments after I was finished with school and was amazed by how much stronger he became during his therapy. That's when I became interested in the profession and decided to pursue it as my career."

Nick Martin, LPT, OMPT, and Mark Mascio, LPT, CWCE, co-own the business.

Summit, founded in 1993, has offices in Weirton, Follansbee and New Cumberland, as well as McMurray, Pa.

DEGREE: The Higher Learning Commission informed Eastern Gateway Community College of its approval of a technical associate degree in relation to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers/National Electrical Contractors Association Electrical Trades Apprenticeship Program.

Eastern Gateway is among 11 community colleges in Ohio receiving approval to grant the degree to those completing the apprenticeship program and the accompanying college courses.

For the program, apprentices complete more than 8,000 hours of on-the-job training, accompanied by 1,000 hours of classroom training.

They also earn enough college credits to be awarded associate degrees of technical studies.

Eastern Gateway works closely with the IBEW Local 246 and the Steubenville Division of the NECA.

Associate degrees have been awarded to four groups completing the Electrical Trades Apprenticeship Program.

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