2015 Mazzotti Award Recipients Announced

2015 Mazzotti Awards in Women’s Leadership Recipients

Janet Cape, assistant professor of music education, will participate in the HERS Denver Summer Institute, a leadership development program designed specifically for women faculty, staff and administrators in higher education. Cape looks forward to utilizing this experience to strengthen her role as chair of the Westminster Academic Policy Committee and to enhance faculty development and mentoring workshops and training sessions within the College of the Arts.

Danielle Jacobs, associate professor of chemistry, will participate in the PKAL Summer STEM Leadership Institute which prepares faculty to lead projects aimed at transforming undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and contribute to the national STEM higher education reform effort. Jacobs plans to use the experience to expand Rider’s GLASS-STEM program, develop relevant curriculum for future urban STEM teachers in collaboration with faculty colleagues, and in her leadership role in the implementation of the new core curriculum within the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Sciences.

Pamela Mingle, associate director of major gifts, will participate in The Women’s Leadership Program sponsored by the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Led by senior businesswomen and faculty, the program focuses on corporate culture, communication, conflict management, crisis leadership and decision-making under pressure. Mingle will use this experience to advance the mission and goals of the Rider Women's Leadership Council, which she leads, and to cultivate partnerships and collaborations in her role as a major gifts officer at Rider.

2014 Mazzotti Awards in Women’s Leadership Recipients

Heeyoung Kim, coordinator of distance learning, will participate in a learning-leadership development program with the Institute for Engaged Leadership (IEL) sponsored by Penn State and the Sloan Consortium. IEL is designed to serve the development needs of emerging leaders and provide an orientation to the issues and forces facing online learning for established leaders. Heeyoung expects to use this experience to develop future online learning initiatives at Rider.

Carol Kondrach, associate vice president for information technologies, will attend the Institute for Educational Management offered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The intensive two-week program focuses on the challenges of working in higher education, the importance of organizational change, and the benefits of personal renewal. Carol expects to further strengthen her IT leadership role across the University as a result of this experience.

Christine Hamme Peterson, associate professor of graduate education, leadership and counseling, will participate in the ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs. This workshop and webinar series focuses on a variety of topics among them budgeting and financial management, business leadership strategies, and fostering faculty career satisfaction. Christine looks forward to applying this experience to her work as acting director of the Counseling Services Program and Chair of the School of Education Academic Policy Committee.