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Breakey and Hufnagel take University senate committee appointments

2/20/2006 —

Breakey takes University senate committee chair

Laurie Breakey, Senior Instructor in Business Administration, has been appointed chairman of the University Senate Curricular Affairs Committee beginning this academic year.

As chairman, Breakey oversees the review of course and program proposals. The committee is currently tasked with course abbreviation uniformity and piloting the Angel online course system.

In her second four-year term as a university senator, Breakey is also chairman of the general education review sub-committee and serves on the Alignment of the Business Curriculum Committee, whose goal is to establish a homogenous curriculum for the first two years of each of Penn State's five business degrees. This model will then be adapted to other academic programs university-wide, Breakey said, and will provide a more consistent educational structure for students as they move throughout the university system.

Breakey was also named by the DuBois Education Foundation as the Penn State DuBois Educator of the Year for the 2004-2005 academic year, a distinction she also held in 1998-1999. Breakey and her husband, Mark, live in Clearfield.

Hufnagel chairs University senate committee

Pam Hufnagel, Assistant Professor of Education at Penn State DuBois, has been appointed to her third term as chairman of the Penn State University Senate Committee on Committees and Rules. As chairman, Hufnagel oversees the appointments of all senators to their committees and assures that the representation on all Senate committees is balanced. The committee is also charged with upholding the university constitution

Dr. Hufnagel has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Rochester (with a minor in Religious Studies), a master’s in human growth and development from the University of Delaware, and a doctoral degree in cognition from the University of Delaware, with a minor in research and evaluation.

In addition to teaching some HDFS courses, Dr. Hufnagel also teaches courses in Education and Psychology and serves as the campus representative for the College of Education, the faculty advisor for the Student PSEA, and the campus coordinator for America Reads. Hufnagel and her husband, Hank, live in Clarion.

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