New Staff Members Announced

Chancellor Charles Davis is pleased to announce the addition of new staff members to Penn State Wilkes-Barre for the spring of 2015.

Maureen Ciliberto has been appointed Career Services Coordinator of the Struthers' Family Career Services Center. Most recently employed at the University of Scranton as a Career Services Outreach Specialist, Maureen also teaches in the University's Human Resources program. Ciliberto holds a B.A. in psychology from King's College and an M.A. in human resources administration from the University of Scranton, as well as a certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). In her role as head of campus career services, Maureen will be working with students and alumni on developing their career pathways - ranging from facilitating career goals to assisting them in refining their résumés and interviewing skills. In partnership with the Regional Employer Engagement Coordinator, Maureen will also be identifying internship and employment opportunities for the campus.

Jennie Levine Knies has been appointed Head Librarian of the Nesbitt Library for the University Libraries. Since 2012, Knies has served as the manager of Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI) in the Digital Systems and Stewardship Division at the University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries. Knies has an MLS and a B.A. in Russian area studies from the University of Maryland. She has also spent a year as the Western Fellow at the Open Society Archives in Budapest, Hungary, and several years in private industry before starting at the University of Maryland in 2000. In her role as head librarian, Jennie will oversee the operations of the Nesbitt Library's academic facility, which encompasses 7,600 square feet of space on the second level of the Abram Nesbitt, III Academic Commons.

Heather Paris has been appointed as Career Counselor in Student Support Services (SSS). Heather has extensive experience in higher education, having worked in various departments at Syracuse University, and more recently managing the Pocono Center of Wilkes University. Paris has a B.S. in business administration from Daemen College and an M.S. in higher education from Syracuse University. In her role as a career counselor, Paris will assist Student Support Services in their three major components: academic support, personal counseling, and out-of-class learning activities. SSS is committed to assisting students in making a successful transition when changing location from Penn State Wilkes-Barre to University Park or other Penn State location.

Marisa Duffy has been appointed as Academic Affairs Administrative Support Assistant. Marisa has a bachelor's degree from Penn State in recreation, park, and tourism management. This past season was Marisa's 2nd year coaching women's basketball at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Marisa is a Penn State Wilkes-Barre basketball alum, having received the MVP award when she attended campus in 2008-2010. For the past year she has worked in the campus Athletic and Recreation Building as an assistant and has been a basketball instructor the last 5 years at the region's most popular girls' basketball camp, Camp Saint Andrew.

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