Centre welcomes new staff
RELEASED: June 14, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—The Centre community is seeing some new—or returning—faces around campus. Introductions are in order, so read on:
Dana Bart, graphic design coordinator
Originally from Romania, Bart graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Bucharest. She worked as a background illustrator for animated movies at ANIMAFILM (the Romanian National Animated Movies Studio) before moving to the United States in 1990.
After spending a year in the Washington, D.C. area, Bart came to Lexington, Ky., in 1991, where she joined HOST Communications Inc., as an associate graphic design director. At Host, she created annual reports, marketing brochures, promotional materials, posters, greeting cards, illustrations for many prestigious clients, including The NCAA-Final Four®, SEC, Mid American Conference, Metro-Atlantic Conference, Big 12 Conference, Big East Conference, Wall Street Greeting Cards, and Focus Magazine.
During the last five years, one of her clients has been Centre's Norton Center for the Arts. She received two ADDY Design Awards for Norton Center season brochures.
"I'm very happy to be able to continue working on these prestigious projects as an employee of Centre College," Bart said.
Molly Buckley, admission welcome center coordinator
Originally from Lexington, Ky., Buckley graduated from Centre in 2007 with a B.A. in English. As a student, she worked in both international programs and student life.
"During my time as a student I grew to love being a part of the Centre community," Buckley said. "I was thrilled to be able to accept a position that would allow me to continue my relationship with the college."
Megan Haake, assistant director of alumni affairs
Haake, a native of Fort Mitchell, Ky., graduated from Centre in 2003 with a B.A. in anthropology and a history minor. Haake's primary responsibilities as the assistant director of alumni affairs include coordinating the national alumni club chapters, as well as managing CentreLink, a section of the Centre website devoted to alumni. In addition to her main responsibilities, Haake will assist the director of alumni affairs with the planning of Homecoming and other alumni events. Prior to her return to Centre, Haake worked for more than three years as the marketing coordinator for a commercial real estate firm in the greater Cincinnati area, where she was responsible for corporate event planning and public relations.
Stacy Hammond, assistant director of annual giving
Originally from London, Ky., and Chesapeake, Va., Hammond graduated from Georgia Tech in 2004 with a B.S. in international affairs. She returned to Kentucky as a residence hall coordinator at Eastern Kentucky University, where she also completed her Masters of Public Administration with an emphasis in community development in July 2006.
"I came back to the Commonwealth for my first position because I have family in the area (Georgetown and London)," Hammond said. "Centre College offered a considerable change of job responsibility and an exciting new challenge in the development field. I'm proud to be working on increasing alumni participation for the benefit of the student scholarship fund that helps to make possible the Centre experience."
Tom Hobbs, field hockey head coach
A 2002 Centre graduate, Hobbs returns to the head coach position after a two-year hiatus, during which he earned an M.B.A. in corporate entrepreneurship from Lehigh University. He also worked as a business analyst at Lehigh's Small Business Development Center.
"I'm pleased to return to Centre," Hobbs said. "As an undergraduate from 1998-2002, I experienced all that Centre had to offer academically, athletically and socially. Now, I have the opportunity to once again give back to Centre’s outstanding student-athletes as a member of the athletic department."
Amy Lyons, associate director of admission
Lyons is a 1983 graduate of Centre College with a degree in psychology. She also has a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Kentucky. Prior to coming to Centre, she gained extensive experience in training and managing staff and directing office operations at Danville's Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and at Symbiotix.
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