Summer 2015 News and Notes

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’74 BEN RICH, B.S. aviation management, of Arlington, Texas, is the president of Latitudes Unlimited Aeronautical & Maritime Consulting, LLC.

’87 JEFF DALEY, B.S. human resources, of Dover, Del., is a broadcast journalist at WDAM TV. He started his career path in broadcasting in the military, earning an associate degree in broadcast journalism from the Community College of the Air Force. He joined WDAM in August 2005 as a videographer, and through the years, has become a multi-media journalist.

89 TIMOTHY E. WINSTEAD, M.S. human resources, of Wilmington, Del., has been appointed to the position of director of public safety at Delaware Technical Community College. In this role, Winstead provides college-wide leadership and oversight of the Public Safety Department at all campus locations.

’98 JOHN MURRAY, M.B.A. business administration, of Dover, Del., after 22 years in the Air Force, transitioned from being an Air Force aircraft maintenance officer to starting his own business, It’s About Time Clock Repair in Milford, Del. It started as a hobby after he collected clocks from around the world. Knowing a traditional job was not for him, Murray devised a plan to start a business while still in the Air Force. While stationed at Dover Air Force Base from 1995 to 1998, he earned a master’s degree at WilmU, which, he says, “exposed me to everything I would be dealing with in owning a business.”

’99 SARA T. TUCKER, Ed.D. innovation and leadership, of Cornelia, Ga., is an associate professor of education and chair of the Early Childhood Education program at Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga., a private liberal arts college.

’03 JONATHAN ARENA, B.S. information resource management, of Bear, Del., was recently promoted to vice president of infrastructure operations at Hosting.com, where he has worked for 10 years.

’03 JENNIFER COHAN, M.S. public administration, of Dover, Del., was recently sworn in as secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) by Governor Jack Markell. Cohan, whose state public service career spans more than 25 years, was appointed director of the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles in 2007. She has held an array of leadership positions in the areas of planning, finance and motor carrier safety. In addition to leading one of the state’s biggest agencies, Cohan is president of the Greater Dover Boys and Girls Club and works as an adjunct professor in public policy at WilmU, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

’04 COREY RIMEL, B.S. accounting, of Ocean City, Md., has passed the Internal Revenue Service Special Enrollment examination and has been enrolled to practice before the IRS. Enrolled agents are the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation, and have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS.  Rimel has been employed by Frick Accountants since 1998, and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of WilmU, with a B.S. in accounting.

’09 MEGAN SZABO, M.Ed. school leadership, of Smyrna, Del., has been named Delaware’s 2015 State Teacher of the Year. Szabo is a science teacher at Postlethwait Middle School in the Caesar Rodney School District. She started teaching in 2003, and now teaches a seventh and eighth grade loop at Postlethwait, where she also is team leader and head coach of the school’s Science Olympiad and advisor to the National Junior Honor Society. Szabo is a Next Generation Science Standards lead teacher and Delaware Science Coalition instructor.

’10 JASON C. ROBINSON, M.S. organizational leadership, of Kreamer, Pa., was appointed president of Kreamer Feed, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based animal feed manufacturer, where he served as vice president since 2012. Previously, he was vice president at Bank of America in Wilmington, where he held responsibilities in mergers and acquisitions, underwriting, collections and risk management. As president, Robinson will direct all facets of the company’s expanding organic and conventional feed operations, including finance, procurement, manufacturing, delivery and quality activities.

’12 SUSAN TANNER, M.S.N. family nurse practitioner, of San Francisco, Calif., says she has finally reached her career goals working as a family nurse practitioner. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area and enjoys working at CareMore. Tanner’s educational path was a long one. She started her healthcare career as a phlebotomist then transitioned into a Licensed Practical Nurse program and worked 10 years on a medical surgical unit before deciding it was time to get her RN. Knowing that nursing was the right path for her, she continued her education and went on to get her B.S.N. Two years later, she started at WilmU to obtain the education needed to become a family nurse practitioner.

’13 KELLY MCSHAY, M.B.A. organizational leadership, of Mullica Hills, N.J., has been promoted to director of retention and admissions at Salem Community College.

’14 QUINCY A. ROSE, Ed.D. innovation & leadership, of Johnson City, Tenn., has been accepted into the Harvard University Graduate School of Education: Women in Education Leadership Program. The program convenes senior leaders from around the world who are interested in strengthening and leveraging their leadership skills to advance education initiatives while driving organizational change.

’15 S. MICHAEL CYLC, M.S.M. organizational leadership, of Ocean View, Del., was appointed to the board of the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation at its annual foundation meeting in December. He has been employed at WilmU’s Georgetown location since September 2001.  He is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the Ocean City, Bethany and Salisbury chambers of commerce, the Wallops Island Higher Education Partnership, and the Eastern Shore Defense Alliance.