Penn-Del AER

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University of Pittsburgh Vision Studies Program celebrated 50 years of existence at the Penn-Del Conference in April. Graduates from the program assembled for a group portrait.

Program from the event


George Zimmerman has retired from the University of Pittsburgh.

Sandy Zimmerman has retired from Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3.

Debby Holzapfel has retired from the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PATTAN).
Brenda Egan has retired from the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children

Kutztown University celebrates 50 years of service and education

Vince McVeigh has retired from Chester County Intermediate Unit

Ralph Peabody, 1928–2016

Obituary in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jerry Kitzhoffer has retired from the Overbrook School for the Blind
Jean Ann Vogelman, who worked on the Penn-Del AER Conference committee, has passed away.
Mark Steciw has retired from PaTTAN

Frances Mary D’Andrea (FM) has accepted a one year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Pittsburgh, 2018-2019 year

Dr. Heidi Ondek has been named as the 9th superintendent of Western PA School for Blind Children

Todd Reeves is the new Executive Director at Overbrook School for the Blind

Dr. Rebecca Renshaw has accepted a position as Executive Director of Lavelle School for the Blind