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March 15, 2012

Personal Mention

Pamela Wigley has been named public relations/media relations director for the College of Fine Arts, effective April 2. She succeeds Eric Sloss, who resigned to become director of communications for the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Wigley, who has a strong background in all aspects of public relations, comes to CMU from Citizens Bank, where she was a senior director and vice president of public affairs. She previously was public relations director for La Roche College and also worked in communications for the H.J. Heinz Company World Headquarters. She also was a reporter for The Pittsburgh Press and The Beaver County Times. Wigley earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is working toward a master's degree in human resource management at La Roche.

CMU sophomore Jacqueline Guevel earned All-America distinction with a fourth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2012 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships last Saturday at Grinnell College in Waverly, Iowa. Guevel crossed the finish line in a school-record time of 8.76 seconds. Guevel, earned All-America honors in the indoor 55-meter hurdles and the outdoor 100- and 400-meter hurdles last season. She is the 28th All-American under Head Coach Dario Donatelli.

Kiron Skinner, associate professor of social and decision sciences and director of CMU’s Center for International Relations and Politics, was featured in an article on The Root, a leading online source of news and commentary from an African-American perspective. Skinner, an adviser to Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign, challenges the notion of a GOP problem with women voters.  Read the story at,0&wpisrc=root_lightbox.