The College and University Public Relations Association of Pennsylvania (CUPRAP) recently honored director of communications Ray Betzner with the 2005 Don Hale Award, given annually to a CUPRAP member who has significantly contributed to the organization. Betzner served on the board of directors of CUPRAP from 1997 to 2003.
Gregory DeShields has been promoted at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management to director of industry relations. DeShields has been affiliated with the School of Tourism since 2000 in the role of associate director of industry relations.
The football team recently added Dennis Goldman to the coaching staff as the wide receivers coach. Goldman comes to Temple after holding the same position at Syracuse for the last five years.
Paul Lounsberry has been named the Temple football team’s offensive line coach. He was an an assistant coach at South Carolina for the last five years, most recently serving as tight ends coach and special teams coordinator.
Jeffrey W. Montague has been promoted at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management to assistant dean. Montague has been affiliated with Temple for 17 years and with the School of Tourism since its inception in 1998. Since 1998, he has been the director of undergraduate programs.
Phil Nicolo, an adjunct professor in the audio production area and an RTF alum, was the mix engineer for “Across 110th Street” by the Spanish Harlem Orchestra (featuring Ruben Blades), which won the Grammy Award for best salsa/merengue album (vocal or instrumental) at the 2005 Grammy Awards ceremony in February. Nicolo is a 2003 Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Award recipient and a member of the School of Communications and Theater Hall of Fame.
Michele O’Connor, former associate dean for student services at Ambler College, has been named assistant vice provost for first-year and transfer programs in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies. Her new portfolio includes established academic programs such as Learning Communities, Freshman Seminar and inter-university transfer. She will take the lead in developing new programs such as Temple’s Summer Academies targeting high achieving High School rising seniors and the Teacher Seminar series. She will also have primary responsibility for working with Temple’s Community College partners on aligning curricula and developing transfer agreements.
Howard Palamarchuk, assistant professor of orthopedics at the School of Podiatric Medicine, recently hosted “A Day of Sports Medicine” at the school. The event included lectures on an array of topics including athletic footwear, treatment of adolescents, and foot and ankle injuries in basketball and golf, as well as the latest topics in sports biomechanics and injury treatment. Palamarchuk and Stephen Pribut, president-elect of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, co-organized the event for faculty and students.
The School of Dentistry recently was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation to support the school-based dental clinic at the predominately Hispanic Roberto Clemente Middle School in Philadelphia. With the support of this grant, Temple intends to maximize the impact of the outreach program by increasing its hours of operation and doubling the total number of patient visits. The program is designed to provide improved access and comprehensive dental services for underprivileged children in North Philadelphia.