A brief look at hires, promotions, awards and honors

Awards and honors

Angela Seidel, business administration department chair and associate professor of accounting at Saint Francis University, was recently awarded the IMA Accounting Faculty of the Year Award from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.

Seidel was appointed to the accounting faculty in 2013 and was named chair of the business administration department in 2020. She has been a finalist for several teaching awards, holds the certified management accounting certification, is co-adviser for the Accounting Club and promotes effective teaching of accounting through both her research and service.


Daniel Anderson, English and communications professor at Mount Aloysius College, recently had an article published on PopMatters, a prominent pop culture website. The website boasts 1.4 million unique monthly readers and includes written works on topics ranging from music to film to books.

Anderson’s article, titled “Zack Snyder, Matthew Arnold, and Ancient Stories in Comic Book Films,” discusses the similarities between filmmaker Zack Snyder and 19th century poet and cultural critic Matthew Arnold in relation to the “Snyder Cut” — Snyder’s original director’s cut of the 2017 Justice League film.

New hires and promotions

Gabrielle “Gabbi” Plumez (phot) has joined PS Solutions, Altoona, as a product marketing specialist. She has experience coordinating large-scale marketing efforts with University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Plumez will be working with WorkTok, an employee communications app, as the lead product marketer and will also conduct marketing and engagement projects with Leath HR Group, a human resources consulting firm.

Submissions for Workplace can be sent to Walt Frank at wfrank@altoonamirror.com. Please include the name of the individual, his/her present address, original hometown and high school and college from where he/she graduated, and information about the person’s accomplishment.


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