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Published twice a year, The Heidelberg Bulletin includes features about alumni achievements as well as news and events from across campus. View our most recent issue at www.heidelberg.edu/bulletin

Center for Teaching Excellence
Alumni Issue: 
Fall 18

Life as a college professor can be very lonely. You teach by yourself. You research by yourself. Sometimes, things just don’t go as you’d like them to.

That’s where Heidelberg’s new Center for Teaching Excellence comes in. “The center brings people together to solve common problems applying the scholarship of teaching and learning,” said history professor
Dr. Courtney DeMayo Pugno, who is leading the new center and is continuing classroom teaching half time.

HR by the Golden Rule
Alumni Issue: 
Fall 18

Kathleen GeierGrowing up in Akron, there was no way that Kathleen (Tirbovich) Geier, '78, was going to follow numerous family members to a career in the rubber industry. But unexpected opportunities have a way of altering things.

Immersion through soccer
Alumni Issue: 
Spring 18

A family moves from Tanzania to New York City in search of a better opportunity. They settle in New York City and then Boston where they could be closer to their extended family. It may sound like the cliché American dream, but it’s the early life of Hamid Shariff, ’15.

Shariff was born in Saudi Arabia before moving to Tanzania, the birth country of both of his parents, at just 1 year old. The next two destinations would be across the pond on the other side of the world in the United States. Through all of the family’s travels, one thing always remained: soccer.

Grants elevate graduate counseling
Alumni Issue: 
Spring 18

Over the past two years, the Master of Arts in Counseling Program (MAC) has received grants of more than $1.8 million to address some of society’s most urgent issues. Counselors-in-training are learning to serve at-risk children, help prevent violence against women and fill gaps in health professional shortage areas.

The grant funding opens doors for students to tackle emerging issues such as the deficit in mental health providers and services in the area.

Interconnected: The benefits of bilingualism
Alumni Issue: 
Spring 18

In 2016, Emily Nolting headed to the Summer Program in German & European Studies in Heidelberg, Germany, having taken minimal German language classes. She couldn’t pass up the opportunity to immerse herself in the culture of one of Europe’s most charming cities while earning nine credit hours for the experience.

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