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  • The Center for Veterans and Military Families is proud to announce the following students have graduated from Leadership Pittsburgh's exclusive Community Leadership Course for Veterans (CLCV):
    • Javonna Tyson-Burgess
    • James P. Martin
    • Timothy Kelly Jr.

    CLCV leverages the skills and experiences of post-9/11 veterans for the betterment of the broader Pittsburgh region. Through participation in the six-month course, CLCV cohort members develop a greater understanding of our region, meet with business and community leaders, as well as utilize their leadership skills to accomplish a community impact project in partnership with a local nonprofit organization. This course provides participants with the exposure, experiences, and connections that prepare them to tackle the challenges of our community.

  • Six RMU faculty in computer and information systems received awards at multiple conferences this semester, including:

    • Best Paper Award - 2020 Conference on Computing Education

      • Paul Kovacs and Wenli Wang, co-authored with Alan Peslak (PSU) and Lisa Kovalchick (CalU) - "Effectiveness of Educational Delivery Modes: A Study in Computer"

    • Distinguished Paper Award (Top 10%) - 2020 Conference on Computing Education

      • Jamie Pinchot and Karen Paullet - "Using Student Choice in Assignments to Create a Learner-Centered Environment for Online Courses”

    • Distinguished Paper Award (Top 5%) - 2020 Conference on Information Systems Applied Research 

      • Jamie Pinchot and Donna Cellante - “Privacy Concerns and Data Sharing Habits of Personal Fitness Information Collected via Activity Trackers.” 

    • Best Paper Award – Pedagogy - International Association for Computer Information Systems

      • Ping Wang, co-authored with Hossein Zare (Johns Hopkins University) - “Teaching Internet of Things (IoT) through Software Simulations with Packet Tracer"

Upcoming Events​​​​​​

  • RMU's 5th Annual Entrepreneurship Week continues now through Nov 22. Join the Massey Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for a headlining virtual line-up of iconic entrepreneurs and captains of innovation. For more information email
  • The Center for Veterans and Military Families new Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) program is hosting a virtual training to help faculty and staff understand how to best support our student veterans. "Understanding Student Veterans in Higher Education: Challenges and Triumphs from Military to Classroom" will take place on December 2 from noon - 1:30 p.m. via Google Meet and will be facilitated by Sabrina Hakim and David Ausman. To RSVP and receive the Google Meet link please email

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