Class Notes Submitted in October, 2016

Virginia Justis (M.Ed. ’07 Couns Ed) was named the 2016 Colorado Middle School Counselor of the year, after only her first year in the state. She works at Hamilton Middle School in Denver.

Cole Kelly (M.Ed. ’98 Health & PE) Cole Kelly familywill be the director of Camp Weequahic for her ninth summer in 2017. “With the help of my bride of fifteen years, a small, dedicated year-round team, and 200 college-age summer staff, we strive to create a safe and incredibly fun kids community that promotes gratitude, choosing a good attitude, and developing courage for our 450 girls and boys in northeastern Pennsylvania. I’ve also developed the Immanuel Project, a Christian-based coming of age experience for 8th-grade boys and their families.”

Cole Kelly's Curry Memory

“I so enjoyed working closely with my small group of classmates in the Sports Psychology program. We shared so much, laughed a lot, pushed each other, and developed a ton of fun memories.”

Scott C. Livingston PhD, PT, ATC (Ph.D. ’07 Phys Ed) scott-livingstonjoined the staff of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), the traumatic brain injury operational component of the Defense Centers of Excellence, in 2015 as the Director of Education. He authored two chapters in Quick Questions in Sport-Related Concussions: Expert Medical Advice in Sports Medicine (SLACK Books, 2015)

Christopher P. Loss (M.Ed. ’00 Soc Fdns; Ph.D. ’07 Higher Ed) book cover

The Convergence of K-12 and Higher Education: Policies and Programs in a Changing Era
by Christopher P. Loss (M.Ed. ’00 Soc Fdns; Ph.D. ’07 Higher Ed) and Patrick J. McGuinn (M.Ed. 02 Policy Studies).
Harvard Education Press (2016)

In The Convergence of K–12 and Higher Education, two leading scholars of education policy bring together a distinguished and varied array of contributors to systematically examine the growing convergence between the K–12 and higher education sectors in the United States. Though the two sectors have traditionally been treated as distinct and separate, the editors show that the past decade has seen an increasing emphasis on the alignment between the two. At the same time, the national focus on outcomes and accountability, originating in the K–12 sector, is exerting growing pressure on higher education, while trends toward privatization and diversification—long characteristic of the postsecondary sector—are influencing public schools.
This volume makes the powerful case that it is no longer possible to think of one sector in the absence of the other, given the economic, demographic, and technological forces that are pushing the educational system toward convergence. Taken together, the chapters in this book provide a promising new line of inquiry for examining contemporary questions in education policy.

Frances “Francy” Magee (M.Ed. ’95 Couns Ed) has been appointed assistant provost and dean of students at Clark University. She previously worked as dean for campus life at the New York Institute of Technology for 10 years and in a number of positions in student affairs at Columbia University.

Andrew Mann (B.S. Ed. ’12 Kines) is a practicing physical therapist in the Northern Virginia area for Select Physical Therapy. I went to physical therapy school at VCU in Richmond, VA and graduated in 2015. I currently work with a wide range of orthopedic and neurologic patients with special interest in Movement Disorders, Balance, and the athletic population.

Catherine Multari (B.S.Ed. ’14 Kines) catherine-multari-2016-240is in her second year (of four) at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and couldn’t be more proud of her kinesiology professors at UVA, who prepared her well for the rigorous demands of medical school.

Catherine Multari's Curry Memory

“Meetings and class with Sue Saliba, who was an excellent mentor at such a critical time in my academic and personal development.”

Christen Pendleton (M.Ed. ’07 Couns Ed) has opened a private practice offering individual and group psychotherapy in New York City. The practice specializes in treating college students and young adults. She also is a staff psychologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and an instructor at Columbia University Medical Center.

Jacquelyn Perry (M.Ed. ’83 Couns Ed) received the General Colin L. Powell Service Award at the inaugural Our Community Salutes of Central Virginia award ceremony in April 2016. The award recognizes a high school educator for providing guidance to students exploring options for serving in the armed forces. Ms. Perry is a guidance counselor at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville.

Barbara “Lucy” Peterson (B.S.Ed. ’15 Kines) “Hey Kinesiology and Curry School Family! It is with a full heart that I share I will be serving as a Peace Corps Public Health Education Volunteer in Guinea, departing December 2016. I cannot wait to employ my kinesiology and public health knowledge in project planning for moms and children under the age of two in fields related to disease prevention and prophylactic medicine. Go Hoos!”

Barbara “Lucy” Peterson's Curry Memory

“I will never forget being able to do my kinesiology practicum at the UVA Children’s Hospital in Pediatric Orthopedic Medicine. I learned so much from the PA-C I worked with and got to spend some time with amazing kids. This experience strongly influenced my decision to pursue graduate school in the future following my time with the Peace Corps.”