The College of Graduate Studies at Immaculata University Honors Leaders of the Conewago School District

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the College of Graduate Studies at Immaculata University, two individuals who helped grow the University´s Educational Leadership program – Dr. John Spangler, former superintendent of schools for the Conewago Valley School District and Dr. Kathy Carbaugh, former assistant superintendent of the New Oxford School District, were recently honored at a ceremony at the Hanover Country Club. Sister Ann Heath, IHM, dean of the College of Graduate Studies, presented each of them with a special award.
Acting on his vision for the need to provide educational leadership for school districts in Southern Pennsylvania, Dr. Spangler, with the support of others including Dr. Carbaugh, initiated a dialogue with Immaculata University to establish a cohort of students who would begin study for a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. Dr. Spangler and Dr. Carbaugh, who are married and are both retired, taught courses that integrated the components of the Immaculata program with the realistic needs of school districts – combining theory with practice.
Now, graduates from the Immaculata University program in Educational Leadership can be found in Conewago, Gettysburg, Red Lion, Spring Grove, Hanover, Bermudian Springs, Dallastown, Dover, and various school districts in the York, PA, area. "The seeds sown by Dr. Spangler and Dr. Carbaugh continue to yield an abundance of fruit as other cohorts are established and continue the process of producing educational leaders to meet the needs of today´s students," commented Sister Anne Marie Burton, IHM, professor emerita of Education at Immaculata University.
The College of Graduate Studies celebrates 25 years of providing graduate programs designed specifically to meet the needs of part-time, working, adult students.
Starting with only 59 students in the fall of 1983, the College of Graduate Studies has grown to attract over 1200 students each semester seeking advanced training at the master´s or doctoral level. Graduates of the College of Graduate Studies include close to 2,000 men and women who have completed degree programs. In addition, many students have finished programs leading to certificates and certifications in education and psychology.
Immaculata University, a Catholic coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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4.21.2009

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