Center Stage—College for Professional Studies News
Editor’s Note: “Center Stage” is a new feature in this issue that highlights news of interest from around our College for Professional Studies degree completion centers statewide and online program.
Scott Rubley ’09 was recently featured in the Battle Creek Enquirer newspaper for an unusual achievement: He has never missed a day of school (kindergarten through college) or a day of work. Rubley, who received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from SHU’s Kellogg Community College center, told the newspaper his “get up and go” positive attitude as well as his family upbringing probably contributed to his feat. Rubley is currently employed with the Sturgis Bank and Trust in Climax, Mich.
Paget Mangold was recently promoted to assistant director of SHU’s Lake Michigan College Center. Mangold earned her associate’s degree from Lake Michigan College, her bachelor’s degree from SHU and her master’s degree from Aquinas College. Before her promotion, she was an advisor in the SHU@LMC Center. Mangold was previously employed in various student service capacities at LMC for 14 years before joining SHU. She’s a member of the Race Relations Council of Southwest Michigan, United Methodist Women, the Staff/Parish Relations Committee and the Stevensville United Methodist Church. She also teaches pre-school Sunday school at SUMC as well as developmental writing and keyboarding classes at LMC.
SHU@Jackson College recently moved locations—but it didn’t go very far. The SHU office is now located in Room 127 of McDivitt Hall, just next door from its old location in Room 126. Also, Gina Gudowski recently joined the SHU@JC team as an advisor/recruiter.
Rahman Shareef ’02 was named the new CEO of NewYoung-Fathers.com, a Lansing, Mich.-based organization that empowers men under the age of 25 to become responsible fathers through community outreach programs, support, media and educational materials. Shareef was previously the organization’s treasurer and also works as the public relations coordinator for the Ingham County Department of Transportation and Roads. He resides in Lansing, Mich.
Students at Monroe County Community College can now earn a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from Siena Heights University on the MCCC campus. MCCC President Dr. David Nixon and SHU President Sister Peg Albert officially announced the launch of the new program last spring at a press conference on the MCCC campus. “We are seeing a greater demand for criminal justice graduates in our workforce—which is exemplified by a 95 percent job placement rate for our graduates in this area— and this opportunity provides students a seamless transition from Monroe County Community College to Siena Heights,” said President Albert. “This collaboration is yet another fine example of the strong educational partnership we have with Monroe County Community College.”
Capt. Harold J. Love ’08 retired from the Michigan State Police effective Aug. 31, 2013, after 25 years of service. Most recently, Love served as commander of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED), where he was responsible for providing leadership and admini-strative oversight of the department’s statewide commercial vehicle enforcement operations and special programs. He also serves as an appointed commissioner on the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission and the Michigan Truck Safety Commission. During his 25-year career, he has served at the Niles, Detroit, Paw Paw, Metro North, Groveland and Adrian posts, as well as the Fire Marshal Division, Training Division, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, Second District Headquarters and CVED. Throughout his career, Love served in a range of positions, including as an incident commander and public information officer for numerous critical incidents, high-profile investigations and special events. In 2005, he received two legislative special tributes and a Professional Excellence Award for his leadership role on the team of commanders deployed with the Michigan contingent of 95 officers to New Orleans for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. He will complete graduate school in the fall 2013 with a master’s degree in community counseling from SHU. Love resides in Clarkston, Mich., with his wife and two children.
Tammy McCrory ’12 formed a Social Service Agency shortly after her graduation from SHU that works with at-risk pregnant women and infants. The mission of the agency is to reduce the infant mortality and morbidity rate in the Wayne County and surrounding areas. It does so by promoting healthy pregnancies and positive birth outcomes and healthy infant development. Within a six-month period of time, the agency has enrolled more than 80 women. According to McCrory, her agency helps to empower the women and link them to commodities in their community. She currently serves as executive director, and is responsible for all day-to-day operations, including financial, human resources, marketing, contracts and community outreach. The office is located in Redford, Mich. “I can honestly testify how the Community Service curriculum played a vital role in the formation and success of my business,” McCrory said.