Dr. Brad Hollingshead Receives National Award

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December 3, 2012

Dr. Brad Hollingshead, Associate Dean for Foundational Learning and Assessment, has been named one of ten honorees for 2012-13 in the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition campaign to recognize Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates involved in high-impact practices for first-year student success. The Center notified award recipients and their nominators on Friday, November 30, 2012.

This is a national award that the Center began conferring in 1990. This year there were 128 nominees from two- and four-year colleges around the country.

Dr. Hollingshead joined the Medaille faculty in 2000. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Duquesne University, with specializations in nineteenth-century British literature and critical theory. As the Associate Dean for Foundational Learning and Assessment, his focus to promote student engagement, retention, and achievement.

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