Ancilla Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

Fall of 2013 has seen more classroom improvements, more student activities and new staff and faculty added to the Ancilla College community.

Full Time Faculty:
Kristy Banks is a full-time instructor in Biological Sciences.  She was an instructor for University of Phoenix in both online and on campus courses and served as a manager of University of Phoenix’s Northwest Indiana campus.  She has a Master of Science degree from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.  She lives in North Judson with her husband, Chris, and two daughters, Ashley and Gabriella.

Adjunct Faculty:
Kim Amor will be teaching Art Appreciation.  She previously taught high school art at Forest Lake Distance Learning Academy.  She’s married with two grown children.

Darleen Baker will be teaching English 110 this fall.  Previously Darleen taught at IPFW, several middle and high schools, and served with the Fulton Co. NICF Permanent Literacy Fund.

Alicia Lindvall joins Ancilla teaching Spanish I this fall. Alicia is a native of Mexico and taught in Mexico before coming to join the Ancilla faculty.

Connie McEntee will be teaching Anatomy and Physiology.  She taught A&P before coming to Ancilla and has her BSN.

Tyler Petty joins Ancilla as a writing instructor.  He also teaches at Ivy Tech and has taught at Grace College.

Kim Richey, Ancilla’s athletic trainer, will be teaching Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries. She is also an athletic trainer with the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

Stefanie Summers returns to Ancilla after a position as Ivy Tech Elkhart’s learning lab coordinator.  She will be teaching Ancilla’s developmental course, Writing Concepts.

Matthew Topelian will be teaching sociology this fall.  He is a retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer who spent 25 years employed with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Customs Service as a Supervisory Special Agent.

Full Time Staff:
Adam Hall is our new Head Soccer Coach as well as an education instructor.  He “crossed the pond” in 2003 to play soccer at Martin Methodist College in Tennessee. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and a Master’s degree in education from Wesley College in Delaware. He also holds a U.S. Soccer “C” license.  Adam is from Arbroath, Scotland.  He lives with his wife, Ashley, in Notre Dame, IN.

Amanda Petrucelli is the new Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Academic and Student Services.  She comes to us from the law offices of Jones, Huff, and Jones.  Previously she worked at Jefferson Elementary School in Plymouth as an Information Literacy Assistant.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and English from Indiana University-Bloomington.  She’s been a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and Peace Corps volunteer.  She lives in Plymouth with her husband Mike, and two children Calvin and Madeline.

MaryAnn Rush joins us from Carmichaels, PA as the new Assistant to the Athletic Director, Assistant Sports Information Director and Head Cheer Coach.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from West Virginia University, her Master’s degree in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania and is working on completing her doctorate in Athletic Administration from NorthCentral University.

In addition to a number of new faces on Ancilla’s campus, many existing employees have had position and/or title changes.

Taking on new roles include Aaron Butcher, now an athletic academic advisor in addition to Men’s Basketball coach, Jim Cawthon, now Director of Student Development, Diane Endres, Instructional Technologist/CIS instructor, Tiffany (Martinez) Fisher, Interim Registrar, Paul Luft, Interim Director of Institutional Effectiveness, and Gene Reese, now Director of Athletics and Athletic Development.

Executive Director of Admissions

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