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Reading Reception

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Join the YCP Road Crew for our SpartaNation Reading reception at the Berkshire Country Club. The evening will include a private reception, hors d'oeuvres, complimentary beer/wine, and remarks from our featured guest speaker.

This is a special opportunity to hear about exciting updates and events happening on campus and to network with alumni, students, parents, and friends of the College. The dinner is free, but we ask that you please preregister at the link below.

Thank you to J. Christopher Michael '73/MBA '89 and Linda Michael '73 for sponsoring this event.

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  • About the Featured Speaker

    About the Featured Speaker

    Laura Niesen de Abruna, Ph.D.
    Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

    Laura Niesen de Abruna is the PI on the 2017-2018 “Provosts, Pedagogy, and Digital Learning” grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She is Past President and current board member of the Association of Chief Academic Officers (ACAO) and current board member of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) CAO Task Force. She is also Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of English at York College of Pennsylvania. Her major interests are in global initiatives, digital learning, service learning, institutional assessment, and the development of general education curricula. She is particularly interested in the role of innovative high impact practices in increasing the quality of undergraduate learning.

    Dr. Niesen de Abruna graduated from Smith College with a major in English and a minor in French, having spent a year at the University of Paris. She received a M.A. and a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M. S. Ed. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. She has published extensively on such topics as Mark Twain, T. S. Eliot, digital learning, Caribbean literature, the role of the public intellectual, and the role of the dean and provost in higher education.

    Her background in higher education administration is extensive, having served as the Dean of the School of Arts, Communication and Education at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania and as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island and Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. She has received numerous awards, including two Fulbright Fellowships in Belgium and Luxembourg, as well as ACLS, NEH and ACE fellowships. She served as an ACE Fellow as Special Assistant for Strategic Planning at SUNY-Oswego directly before leaving the faculty for various roles in administration. As a faculty member, she served at Ithaca College, where she had spent 15 years as an Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of English Literature.

  • Alumni Site Visits

    Alumni Site Visits

    Between the networking receptions, the #YCPRoadCrew makes several pit stops to visit our alumni at their places of work. These site visits are designed to allow our students to see the York College education in action.

    Alumni who host site visits accomplish four things when hosting the #YCPRoadCrew:

    1. Discuss an overview of their company and the day-to-day responsibilities of their position (which may include a tour of the company)
    2. Share their York College experience and how it contributed to their success in the real world
    3. Give advice to our students on topics like preparing for graduation, finding the right internship or job, and networking successfully
    4. Embody and portray the Spartan for Life motto

    Site visits also allow us to discover new internship, mentorship, and job placement opportunities for students and the Career Development Center.

    This year, the #YCPRoadCrew will be visiting the following companies:

    • SEI Investments (Malvern)
    • Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia)
    • Philadelphia Sign Company (Philadelphia)
    • TODAY Show (New York City)
    • Nickelodeon (New York City)
    • Lunch with David Althoff, Principal Counsel at Marvel Entertainment, LLC. (New York City)
    • Rachel Ray Studio Tour (New York City)
    • Bronx Zoo (New York City)
  • Follow Us on Social Media

    Follow Us on Social Media

    Use #YCPRoadCrew and #SpartaNation to follow us on our journey! Throughout January, our students on the #YCPRoadCrew will be taking to social media to share exciting moments from the tour.

    From behind-the-scenes looks and live tweeting advice from our alumni during site visits to sharing stories of inspiring York College Spartans they meet at receptions, the #YCPRoadCrew will be keeping you updated on everything SpartaNation during January.

    Make sure to click below to follow and like the York College Alumni Association pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay informed!

  • Campus Partners

    Campus Partners

    The SpartaNation tour couldn't be possible without the contributions and support of our partners across campus. Throughout January's tour, we are able to connect alumni, current students, prospective students, parents, and friends to acknowledge and celebrate each person's connection to York College.

    Thank you to our colleagues in:

    Advancement Division The York College Fund
    Office of Communications Career Development Center
    Admissions Office Office of Student Activities and Orientation


Contact Us
Alumni Relations
Kristin Schab '04, Director of Alumni Relations
Grantley Hall, 125
Phone: 717.815.1285

Brigette Gardner, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Grantley Hall, 118

Andrea Jackson, Office Manager
Grantley Hall, 123

Semester Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours (May-August)
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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