December 2013

Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary Announce the President-Elect

Deana Porterfield, Ed.D.Dr. Terry Taber, chair of the Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary boards of trustees, announced to the campus community on Monday, Dec. 9, that Deana Porterfield, Ed.D., will be the 11th president of Roberts Wesleyan College and the third president of Northeastern Seminary. (Read More)





Alumni Stories

Life After the Boston Bombing - Gina DiMartino '03
On the afternoon of April 15, Gina DiMartino ’03 (Business Administration) lined up with her family to watch her mother cross the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. At 2:49 p.m., two bombs exploded nearby, killing three people and injuring 265. Gina and her brother, Peter DiMartino, are among those left to cope with the emotional, physical and spiritual aftermath of that day’s traumatic events. (Read More)

Adele Bovard '80 Recognized as the 2013 Alumna of the Year
Adele Bovard '80 was named the Alumna of the Year on October 7th. Bovard, Superintendent of Webster Schools was a Music Education major as an undergraduate at Roberts Wesleyan College. (Read More)

Dr. Russell Toth '03 Recognized as the 2013 Graduate of the Last Decade
Dr. Russell Toth '03 was named the Graduate of the Last Decade on October 7th. Toth is a Lecturer in the School of Economics at The University of Sydney (Australia). He received a B.A. in Humanities from Roberts Wesleyan College as well as a M.A. in Mathematical Economics, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (2005), M.S. in Economics, Cornell University (2009), and a Ph.D. in Economics, Cornell University (2012). (Read More)

Congratulations to Roberts Alumni Chosen as 40 Under 40
Marc Natale '02 (MSL), Jennifer Wallace '05 (CSNL), and Kanika Wright '09 (MSL) - Recipients of the 19th annual Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 awards included three Roberts Wesleyan College alumni. (Read More)

Roberts Alumni Make a Difference in Local Law Enforcement
President John A. Martin addressed local business leaders, alumni, and friends of the College at the Roberts Leadership Breakfast in October. In attendance were a number of Roberts alumni involved in local law enforcement leadership. (Read More)


Alumni Today

Read more about what is going on with our alumni.

Shanelle Balfour '05
Nathan Holdridge '12
(Math Ed.)
Emily Shewan Britton '05
(Music Ed.)
Matthew Hussey '11
Ann Williams Caldwell '56
Chris Maloney '11
Anthony Cali '10
(Physics Ed.)
Scott E. Miller '83
Elizabeth "Betty" Canon '62
(Religion & Philosophy)
Melissa Pearsall '90
(Master of School Psychology)
Kristen Chalmers '99
(Master of Social Work)
Julie Rushik '99
(English Ed.)
Claudia Childs '11
(Master of Strategic Leadership)
Paul Shewan '82
(Music Ed)
Amy Weber Foley '06
(Communication and English)
Elton Smith, Jr. '61
David Greer '10
(Biology Ed.)
Roy Smith '04
(Music Ed.)
Kaitlyn Wright Hoeflein '13
Matthew Syfrett '11

Academic Highlights

Math and Science Club Gives Back to the Community
The Math and Science Club completed its third year of Adopt-A-School with School #36, the Henry W. Longfellow School, in the Rochester City School District. (Read More)


Roberts In The News

Roberts Wesleyan College Women's Cross Country Team Wins NCCAA National Championship
The Roberts Wesleyan College Women's Cross Country team won the NCCAA Women's Cross Country National Championship race November 16th on the campus of Cedarville (Ohio) University. The national title is the first for the Redhawks. (Read More)


Redhawk Sightings

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China 2013 - Kiersten Roberts '00 and Beth Richardson '00

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Guatemala Trip
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