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2018 Outstanding Alumni Lecture – Kristie Pappal ‘00
On October 18, Kristie Pappal (2000), delivered the School of Labor and Employment Relation’s (LER) Annual Outstanding Alumni Lecture. Pappal is the current Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL's 2018 Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles and a 2000 graduate of Penn State's LER program. She has been with the Eagles since 2007 and has more than 17 years of combined HR experience.
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Alumna Jacquelin L Brova ('75) honored with Outstanding Liberal Arts Alumni Award
Jacquelin L Brova (1975, labor studies) received the Outstanding Liberal Arts Alumni Award. Brova retired following a 40-year career as an executive human resources professional for the mining, steel and consumer products industries. Before her retirement, Brova served as executive vice president of global human resources for Church & Dwight Co., a publicly traded S&P 500 consumer products company. There, she led a global team responsible for leadership development, talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, HRIS, employee relations, and employee communications, and she worked closely with the board of directors on executive compensation and governance matters.
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Alumni Spotlight: Jim Sullivan Appointed to U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Jim Sullivan, an LER alum (’77) and former member of the School’s Alumni (APG) Board, was appointed by President Trump to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) in May 16, 2017. He is currently awaiting U.S. Senate confirmation and hopes to be sworn in to his new position in the near future. OSHRC is an independent agency that adjudicates contested citations between employers and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration through administrative trials and appellate review. Jim, a graduate of Georgetown Law School and a current member of Cozen O’Connor’s Law Firm's Labor & Employment Section, will be one of three Commissioners.
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Alumnus creates fund to support labor and employment relations students
Retired human resources executive Jim Bowers believes students with exposure only to the U.S. should better understand how other countries’ labor relations and human resources programs differ.
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College of Liberal Arts Alumni Spotlight: Todd Kahn
The College of Liberal Arts spoke to 2015 Labor and Employment Relations graduate Todd Kahn about his post-graduation work.
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LER Alumna Lisette Garcia named assistant VP of diversity, inclusion and belonging
Garcia is an alumna of the School of LER - she received her doctorate in sociology from Ohio State and her master’s degree in sociology from Virginia Tech. She also holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in labor and industrial relations and another in sociology from Penn State.
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Liberal arts alumna reflects on importance of enrichment experiences
Angelica Bracco '16 is now the assistant manager of organization effectiveness at Estée Lauder
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Labor and employment relations alumna publishes historical novel
"Beneath the Veil of Smoke and Ash" by Tammy Pasterick '97 follows Eastern European immigrants in industrial Pittsburgh at the turn of the century.
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Liberal Arts alumna leads innovative career in the music industry
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The world of work before, during and after the pandemic
Human Resources experts, School of LER alumni, from Zippo Inc., Netflix and Delta Air Lines discuss pandemic-related changes.
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