A collection of past events and recognitions . . .

Member Updates Archive

Dr. Lynn Fox has changed her employment from the University of Pittsburgh to PATTAN. She is an educational consultant for PATTAN.
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
Linda Almasy-Hohmann, Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children (WPSBC) certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired, has been awarded the 2012 “Outstanding Teacher of Students who are Blind/Multiply Impaired” by the Principals of the Schools for the Blind (POSB) organization.

Sister M. Margaret Fleming, IIHM, recently retired as principal of the Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments. She prepared for retirement by earning a Master’s Degree in Counseling. She is now a Counselor at the Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls. If you wish to congratulate Sister Meg on her achievements, her e-mail address is:

Keith C. Ford, a member of Penn-Del AER, recently received the Dean W. Tuttle Professional Education Award from the Hadley School for the Blind. The photo shows Keith with his plaque. On the left is Jorene Proper, Teacher of the Visually Impaired/Physical Therapist for Central I.U. #10. On the right is Michelle Hammersla-Quick, Supervisor of the Visually Impaired Program at Central I.U. #10.
Dr. David B. Ross, Professor Emeritus, retired from Kutztown University in May, 2013. He prepared teachers of students with blindness/visual impairment at KU for 21 years. David is enjoying having more time for his many hobbies, including golf, bicycling, music, and spending time with his family, especially his two baby granddaughters!
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Penn-Del AER

Dr. George Zimmerman was recently presented the Lawrence E. Blaha Award. Originally established in 1968, the award is the highest honor bestowed by AER's Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Division. It recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of O&M and who are dedicated to serving people who are blind or visually impaired.

Beatrice (Lynn) D. Vuocolo, 1946–2015

A teacher and friend for our field

Obituary in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dr. Richard Leo Welsh, 1944 – 2014

A leader and friend for our field