May 2, 2014 |
Joan Ann Carson Bryan, 74, of Little Egg Harbor, N.J., who retired in 2007 after 39 years as a business education teacher at Collingswood High School, died of heart and kidney failure Sunday, April 27, at the Lawrenceville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Her husband, Jay, died in March. Born in Lawrenceville, N.J., Mrs. Bryan earned a bachelor's degree in business education, six credits short of a master's degree, at Rider University in 1966. At Collingswood High, daughter Marianne Seabert said, "she was a true force for feminism.
September 17, 2013 |
Sister Margaret Eugene Beall, 90, a teacher in Philadelphia at the elementary and high-school levels, died Monday, Sept. 9, of cardiopulmonary failure at Assisi House in Aston. She had been a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 65 years. Sister Margaret worked for 40 years in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and another 24 years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore before retiring to Assisi House in 2011. Both inside the classroom and the Franciscan religious order, she was known for being very organized.
June 21, 2013 |
IN THE EARLY 1950s, the Edward W. Bok Vocational-Technical School, at 9th and Mifflin streets in South Philadelphia, was home to about 2,500 day-school pupils. It provided emergency education for thousands of Americans in the field of war production. Bok Tech taught veterans respectable trade skills, seven days a week, so they could find immediate employment, with courses ranging from 12 hours to three years. During World War II, the crew members of the U.S.S. Alaska received training as they awaited their ship at the Philadelphia Naval Base Shipyard.
November 9, 2012 |
Marion B.W. Holmes, 86, former executive director of vocational and career education at the Philadelphia School District, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Joseph C. Scott Medical Center in Abington after battling Parkinson's disease for more than a decade. Mrs. Holmes graduated from Abington High School in 1944 and received a bachelor's degree in business education from Temple University in 1948. She earned a master's degree in vocational education from Temple and later a doctorate at Rutgers.
May 13, 2012 |
Every year, scores of students whose families are new immigrants to the United States enroll in the Upper Darby School District and Margie Tavakalian helps them adjust. The 55-year-old English Language Learners (ELL) teacher at Beverly Hills Middle School takes shy and scared youngsters who speak Punjabi, Thai, or Greek, and helps them communicate — and more. When frustrations mount because a student can't open a locker or tell a cafeteria worker what he or she wants to eat, Tavakalian is there.
February 26, 2012 |
HARTFORD, Conn. - Four years of tuition at the University of New Haven's business school? About $120,000. A chance to get it free? Priceless. UNH's new business school dean, a former MasterCard executive responsible for its "Priceless" advertising campaign, has issued a challenge to the university's incoming freshmen: Bowl me over with your entrepreneurial idea and win free tuition for your undergraduate degree. Larry Flanagan calls it an opportunity to draw the kind of creative students that the University of New Haven wants and to help carve out the small private school's niche in higher education as an incubator for innovative business education.
December 13, 2011 |
Thomas J. Hindelang, 68, of Kennett Square, vice dean of Drexel University's LeBow College of Business, died Thursday, Dec. 8, of heart failure at his office in Philadelphia. "LeBow College is filled with extraordinary professors. But only one, Tom Hindelang, was known universally as 'the professor,' " said George P. Tsetsekos, the R. John Chapel Jr. dean of LeBow. In a note to the university community, Drexel president John A. Fry cited Dr. Hindelang's "devotion to improving the student experience . . . across Drexel" during 38 years at the school.
May 19, 2009 |
Hugh S. Niles, 87, of Sellersville, a retired Pennsylvania Army National Guard officer, died of kidney failure May 14 at Temple University Hospital. Mr. Niles, who retired as a brigadier general, was with the guard from 1948 - except for active duty during the Korean conflict - until 1979. He was also a Republican committeeman and a high school teacher and sports coach. Born in Elkland, Tioga County, Mr. Niles graduated with a bachelor's degree in business education in 1943 from what is now Bloomsburg University, and earned his Army Air Corps officer's commission in 1944.
December 19, 2008 |
Constance Wells Bevins, 92, of Overbrook, a retired business teacher at Haverford High School who served in the Marine Corps during World War II, died Monday at Wallingford Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of a stroke. Mrs. Bevins was teaching special-needs students at the Elwyn Institute when she defied her parents and joined the Marines. Her father, stockbroker Charles Wells, and mother, Viola, a homemaker, were appalled. They thought their daughter was crazy, said Alexandra Turner, Mrs. Bevins' cousin.
July 19, 2005 |
Teaching is a challenging career that requires dedication, enthusiasm, stamina, a love for learning and much more. With the state Core Curriculum Content Standards, pressure to produce academic results, and constant assessment of the education provided by our public schools, the need for teachers to remain current in teaching methods is increasingly important. For these reasons, the participation of 28 teachers in the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey's South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators program is commendable.