Dickinson College is a private, residential liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 1773 as Carlisle Grammar School, Dickinson was chartered September 9, 1783, six days after the signing of the Treaty of Paris, making it the first college to be founded after the formation of the United States. Dickinson was founded by Benjamin Rush, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. It was originally named "John and Mary's College" in honor of John Dickinson, a signer of the Constitution who was later the President of Pennsylvania, and his wife Mary Norris Dickinson. They donated much of their extensive personal libraries to the new college. Dickinson College is the 16th-oldest college in the United States.With over 240 full-time faculty members and an enrollment of nearly 2,400 students, Dickinson has been recognized for its innovative curriculum and international education programs. For example, Dickinson sponsors 12 study centers in other countries. Its approach to global education has received national recognition from the American Council on Education and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The college was among six institutions profiled in depth in 2003 by NAFSA for "Outstanding Campus Internationalization." In 2010, Dickinson received The Climate Leadership Award from the organization Second Nature for “innovative and advanced leadership in education for sustainability….” Dickinson receives approximately 6,000 applications for its 600 spaces. In 2013, Dickinson's endowment stood at $400 million, which is among the highest in the nation. In addition to offering either a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree in 22 disciplinary majors and 20 interdisciplinary majors, Dickinson offers an engineering option through its 3:2 program, which consists of three years at Dickinson and two years at an engineering school of Columbia University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or Case Western Reserve University. Upon successful completion of both portions of the program, students receive the B.S. degree from Dickinson in their chosen field and the B.S. in engineering from the engineering school.Dickinson College is not to be confused with the Dickinson School of Law. The Law School abuts the college campus but, since it was chartered as an independent institution in 1890, it has not been affiliated with the college. In 2000 the Law School merged with the Pennsylvania State University. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 5, 2017
(PRLEAP.COM) May 5, 2017 - When asked about her series elusively titled "999" Amanda shares this, "My art is an expression of my journey towards inner peace and acceptance. I'm very interested in what emotions look like. The series title '999' came to me as an idea about self determination and bold energy and that vision has held this series together while I traveled around the world on a journey of self discovery and connection during the past year. Then I would come home to my studio to record the experiences and unravel the mysteries with my medium of oil paint. My mantra while working this series was 'Resist Nothing.'"In this new series of paintings, Saint Claire's talent forces us immediately to engage with her unique style of embracing colors, line, and texture and for those who chose to go deeper, to experience the universal messages that unite us as humans.In this series Saint Claire employs the traditional mediums of oil and charcoal on wooden panels in creating the unconventional. Not quite pure abstraction but also lacking in traditional conveyances of rendering, Saint Claire seems to defy labels and that obviously delights her. As is the case with many artists, her work is informed by the world around her, except Amanda's world during this year has been spent not only in San Diego's beautiful North County but also in Western Pennsylvania, Northern and Central California, Southern Florida, Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, and India.Amanda Saint Claire was born outside of Pittsburgh, PA in the small blighted steel town of Aliquippa. The first in her family to attend college she graduated with a B.A. from Dickinson College and went on to earn her J.D. from Tulane School of Law, New Orleans, LA in 1998.Saint Claire studied abroad in Germany, Poland, and Greece in High School, College and Law School and always considered herself a citizen of the world and she continued to live across the globe after joining the U.S. Navy as a JAGC officer and marrying her husband, a scientist currently on active duty serving currently on assignment in Cambodia with the U.S. Navy. The family landed in Del Mar, CA in 2014 and at that time Amanda left her law practice and focused full time on her children and the development of her art practice. She plans to keep her studio here to create a stable base for her 3 children but she is often found in an airport exploring her world and connecting with friends and family on nearly every corner of the globe.In addition to exhibiting in art galleries in local and national shows, Saint Claire's award winning artwork is on display at a revolving Solo Show entitled "Innovate" at the Innovation Center in San Diego and an international advertising agency in Southern California and she is included in the artist gallery in the new Diane Culhane book entitled "If you Can Doodle You Can Paint" available in bookstores in May. Saint Claire is a member of the LA Art Association and the Oceanside Museum Artist Alliance.Saint Claire loves to collaborate with other artists and this show is no exception. Amanda will be joined by the very talented artists Paul Kauffman and Terri Rippee as they explore their individual and collective experiences with color in their divergent mediums. Kauffman in mixed media and Rippee with fine art photography.The art exhibit entitled Conversations with Color will be on view from May 26, 2017 July 8, 2017 with an opening celebration scheduled for Friday, May 26th 5:30 to 8:00 pm and an Artist Reception and a live painting demonstration on June 3rd at 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Bonita Art Museum, 4355 Bonita Road, Bonita CA 91902.For more information about the artist or the upcoming show findAmanda Saint Claire Fine Art Studio at
News Article | May 10, 2017
MORRISTOWN, NJ, May 10, 2017-- Peter James Tamburro, Jr. has been included in the Marquis Who's Who roster of Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement inductees.An award-winning educator during his forty years in public and private school teaching, Mr. Tamburro was recognized as New Jersey's Outstanding Teacher of History in 1990 and selected to represent New Jersey in the Woodrow Wilson Foundation's fellowship program at Princeton University in 1991. He also achieved recognition in athletic coaching as Morris County Coach of the Year in cross country in 2000. Winning over twenty journalism awards in his chess writing career from the Chess Journalists of America, Tamburro was voted Chess Journalist of the Year in 2006.His chess writing includes having served as a feature writer for Chess Life magazine from 1973-2015 and Chess Life for Kids from 2006 to 2017. His column in British Chess Magazine has appeared since 2014. He was the Newark Star-Ledger chess columnist from 1997 until 2015 and the nationally syndicated columnist for the U.S. Chess Federation from 1994-2001. In 2016, he was named managing editor of the new American Chess Magazine.Tamburro authored Learn Chess from the Greats (2000) and Openings for Amateurs (2014), the latter being translated and published in Italy. He also was editor of Teaching Chess Step by Step for the Kasparov Chess Foundation.His history of East Hanover, Gateway to Morris (1993), demonstrated his devotion to Morris County and New Jersey history, which is continued today by his frequent lectures on history to local groups in Morris County and his work with the Morris County Historical Society. In 2016, he was appointed to the MCHS Board of Trustees. He also taught an adult school class in Montclair on New Jersey History and served five years as a legislative aide in the New Jersey State Legislature.He received his B.A. from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA in 1969, served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971 and earned his M.A.T. from The College of New Jersey in 1973. His first three years of teaching were in the Morris School District and were followed by 29 years at Hanover Park High School, where he also served for six years as the president of the teachers' association. Tamburro ended his teaching career with eight years at the Frisch School in Paramus, NJ.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com
News Article | May 23, 2017
During his commencement speech at Dickinson College on May 21, retired four-star Admiral James Stavridis discussed why he’s sometimes troubled by the common statement to military members, “thank you for your service,” and why often-maligned groups, like the news media, are deserving of the expression of gratitude as well. “My problem is that by making that catch phrase, ‘Thank you for your service,’ somehow the province of the military alone, we miss a crucial point,” Stavridis, former supreme allied commander of NATO, explained. “Which is simply that there are so many ways to serve this nation, and indeed to serve the world beyond what our military does.” He called out other groups and professions, including journalists, whom he said are doing “deeply dangerous work on the front lines of crisis around the world, risking their lives to tell the story.” He added that foreign correspondents, particularly, are “brave and steady under fire, like the best of our military, yet they are armed only with a notepad, a recorder and a smart phone.” The admiral pointed out how first responders, Peace Corps members, teachers, diplomats, health-care professionals, entrepreneurs, social workers and even politicians serve the country. “Politics has become blood sport in America,” Stavridis said, “Any elected representative… is subject to endless scrutiny, bottomless skepticism and often deep personal unpopularity.” Stavridis advised the class of 2017 to make service a priority. “In the gorgeous trajectories of your lives, find time to serve,” he said. “Because one day I want to be able to say to you—the class of 2017—'thank you for your service.'” Stavridis was the longest-serving combatant commander in recent U.S. history. From 2009-2013, he led the NATO alliance in global operations as supreme allied commander with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Balkans, cybersecurity and piracy off the coast of Africa. His memoir of the NATO years, “The Accidental Admiral,” was released in 2014, and his leadership book, “The Leader’s Bookshelf,” appeared in March of 2016. He is married to Laura Hall Stavridis, Dickinson class of 1981, and the father of two daughters. From 2006-2009, Stavridis led the U.S. Southern Command in Miami, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America. He earlier served as senior military assistant to the secretary of the Navy and the secretary of defense and—immediately after the 9/11 attacks—led “Deep Blue,” the Navy’s premier operational think tank for innovation. Earlier in his military career, Stavridis commanded the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet, winning the Battenberg Cup for operational excellence, as well as a squadron of destroyers and a carrier strike group, all in combat. He is a recipient of the Navy League John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership and holds more than 50 medals, including 28 from foreign nations. After 37 years of service, Stavridis retired from the Navy in 2013 and became the 12th dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a position he holds currently. An Annapolis graduate, he holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School, where he won the Gullion Prize as top student. Stavridis also chairs the board of the U.S. Naval Institute, the professional association of the nation’s sea services: Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. He is a monthly columnist for TIME magazine and chief international security and diplomacy analyst for NBC news and MSNBC. About Dickinson: Dickinson is a nationally recognized liberal arts college chartered in 1783 in Carlisle, Pa. The highly selective college is home to 2,400 students from across the nation and around the world. Defining characteristics of a Dickinson education include a focus on global education—at home and abroad—and study of the environment and sustainability.
News Article | May 10, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has determined its ranking of the best colleges in Pennsylvania for 2017. 50 four-year schools were included on the list, with University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University and University of Scranton ranked as the top five. 25 two-year schools were also ranked, with Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Harrisburg Area Community College—Harrisburg, University of Pittsburgh—Titusville, Bucks County Community College and Manor College taking the top five spots on the list. A list of all winning schools is included below. “These Pennsylvania colleges and universities offer not only great degree programs but also excellent resources for preparing students for post-college careers,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “They have demonstrated superior overall value to students by providing an overall positive, high-quality educational experience.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Pennsylvania” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is also ranked on metrics like the variety of degree programs offered, the number of employment and academic resources offered, financial aid availability, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Pennsylvania” list, visit: Best Four-Year Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2017 include: Allegheny College Arcadia University Bryn Mawr College Bucknell University Carnegie Mellon University Cedar Crest College Chatham University DeSales University Dickinson College Drexel University Duquesne University Eastern University Elizabethtown College Franklin and Marshall College Gannon University Gettysburg College Gwynedd Mercy University Haverford College Holy Family University Immaculata University Juniata College King's College La Salle University Lafayette College Lebanon Valley College Lehigh University Marywood University Mercyhurst University Messiah College Misericordia University Moravian College Muhlenberg College Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Rosemont College Saint Francis University Saint Joseph's University Saint Vincent College Susquehanna University Swarthmore College Temple University University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus University of Scranton University of the Sciences Ursinus College Villanova University Washington & Jefferson College Westminster College Widener University-Main Campus York College Pennsylvania Best Two-Year Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2017 include: Bucks County Community College Butler County Community College Commonwealth Technical Institute Community College of Allegheny County Community College of Beaver County Community College of Philadelphia Delaware County Community College Harcum College Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg Johnson College Lackawanna College Lehigh Carbon Community College Luzerne County Community College Manor College Montgomery County Community College Northampton County Area Community College Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Reading Area Community College Rosedale Technical Institute Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology University of Pittsburgh - Titusville Valley Forge Military College Westmoreland County Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.