Faculty & Staff Spotlight

Article by RWC Business Professors featured in Christian Business Academy Review

The Spring 2013 issue of the Christian Business Academy
Review features an article by Dr. Steve Bovee, Dr. Marcia O’Brien, and Dr. Erv Starr.  An Integrated Experiential Model for Student Transformation-Lessons Learned is an update of previously published research on the development and implementation of an integrated
experiential student transformation model for RWC’s undergraduate business program, focusing on the results and lessons learned from its implementation.  The authors briefly review the evolution in thinking that generated this model and the related approach to teaching and learning, as well as the means by which this model was implemented into the student learning experience. 
Particular emphasis is given to assessment of the results from the implementation of this model and consideration of future implications.  The evidence presented affirms that the program’s emphasis on developing hope
and courage, integrity, personal excellence, and servant leadership in its graduates is positively contributing to student transformation.

RWC's Lisa MArtinez Devinney joins Rochester Hispanic Business Association's Board of Directors

The Rochester Hispanic Business Association, a Rochester Business Alliance affiliate, announced two new members of its Board of Directors.  Dr. Javier Ayala and Lisa Martinez DeVinney bring diverse experience to RHBA.

Dr. Javier Ayala is Dean of Career Technical Education at
Monroe Community College.  A native of El
Salvador, Dr. Ayala holds a Ph.D. in education from Oregon State University. Prior to his position at MCC, Dr. Ayala served as Dean of Curriculum and Instruction
and Vice President of Instruction at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

Lisa Martinez DeVinney serves as Admissions Coordinator
at Roberts Wesleyan College.  She holds a
BA in Communications from Biola University and is currently working on a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership at Roberts Wesleyan.  DeVinney previously served in several roles at the American Red Cross.

Rochester Hispanic Business Association Board Chairperson Grace Tillinghast said, “We welcome these two Hispanic professionals to the Board of RHBA and look forward to working with them.  It is very important to diversify our board and bring people with different talents and perspectives to move forward the mission of the group.”

Founded in 1989, the Rochester Hispanic Business
Association increases the visibility of Hispanic professionals and business owners and provides a forum to network and interact.  The RHBA goal is to enhance the economic, educational, and political development of the Hispanic community in Rochester and throughout the United States.


Assistant Professor John Campolieto, Department of Teacher Education receives award from the Genesee Valley Chapter of the NYS Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Each May, the Genesee Valley ASCD honors achievements of educators who have made major contributions to the Rochester area community. On May 9, more than 80 educational leaders and guests gathered for the 21st annual Genesee Valley ASCD Awards Banquet to celebrate the achievements of four colleagues. John Campolieto, Director, Undergraduate Teacher Education, at Roberts Wesleyan College,  received the Sister Edwardine Weaver Service to Education Award.