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Alumni Advisory Board

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The School of Education Alumni Advisory Board was established in 2017 and serves as the liaison between the alumni and the Dean. Representing all areas of the School of the Education, the Alumni Advisory Board is voted into office by their fellow alumni. They work to create opportunities for professional development, networking, community service, and socialization for our alumni. Along with creating opportunities for our alumni, they also work to create opportunities for our students and alumni to connect as well.

Meet the Alumni Advisory Board:

Don Accamando, Chairman 2017 Ed.D. Educational Leadership
Don currently works at Duquesne as the Director of the Office for Military and Veteran Students. Not only is he an alumni but he is also the parent of a recent graduate of the School of Education. As a board member, he hopes to help advance the scholarship and student experience within the School of Education.

Tammy Nelson 1992 B.S.Ed. Early Childhood Education 1997 MS.Ed School Administration
Tammy currently works as a third grade teacher with the North Alleghany School District and published author. She is a past recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowship, which allowed her to implement a program that encouraged girls to explore careers in the STEM fields, politics, and business. As a board member, she hopes to implement volunteer opportunities for alumni to participate in at Duquesne, as well as with non-profit organizations.

Anna V. Blake 2014 M.S.Ed Instructional Technology
Anna currently works with Elizabeth-Forward School District as an Instructional Technology Specialist. She also is a private tutor and writes curriculum for the technology company, BoXYZ. As a board member, she hopes extend the Duquesne network and keep Duquesne University at the cutting edge of instructional technology.

Beverly A. Jones 1994 B.S. Secondary Education
Beverly currently works as a teacher of English and Yearbook Journalism at Mt. Lebanon High School. As a board member, she hopes to use her experience in the teaching field to establish a mentorship program and create opportunities for professional development.

Robert Schneider 1972 B.S.Ed. Early Childhood Education & Special Education, 1974 MS.Ed Special Education, 1980 Principal Certificate, 1981 Special Education Supervision
Robert has a long legacy with the School of Education. After 36 years in the teaching profession, he retired from Wilkinsburg Elementary School. He currently serves on the university's Alumni Board of Governors and he is a Greek life advisor and Freshman Mentor. As a board member, he hopes to further the legacy of the School of Education by connecting students and alumni together.

Barron Whited 2004 M.S.Ed. School Counseling
Barron currently works as a Professional School Counselor. In addition to working as a school counselor, he can be seen on local news stations as a correspondent sharing tips on various issues concerning children and youth. As a board member, his goal is to network with educational organizations and provide professional development and resources to educators.

Your voice matters! If you would like to get involved, have any suggestions or ideas, we would love to hear from you!