Catching up with...

"Catching Up With..." is a new feature that launched in fall 2020 in The Chronicle. Each week a faculty or staff member is profiled. Answering a series of short questions, the profiles are intended to be light, informative and conversational.

Catching up with…Zach Kaiser

While an undergraduate at Robert Morris University, Zach Kaiser worked as a resident assistant. He found inspiration watching his supervisors make meaningful impacts in the lives of his peers.

Catching up with…Joyce Madancy

Joyce Madancy got the travel bug early. Her father worked as a civilian for the Army Corps of Engineers, so she spent five of her first six years living on a base near Tokyo.

Catching up with...Denise Snyder

On Oct. 29, 2012, Denise Snyder’s first day at Union, she was sent home early to wait out Hurricane Sandy, the largest East Coast hurricane on record.

Catching up with...Len Schlegel

Len Schlegel is a proud indoorsman who hates the sun, the cold, the heat and yard work. When he does venture outdoors, he loves taking his children to amusement parks and playing hockey.

Catching up with…Brittney Belz

As the College’s resident costume designer and costume studio supervisor, Belz can usually be found working in her studio in the Henle Dance Pavilion or pulling things out of costume storage in the Yulman Theater.

Catching up with… Sparky

Sparky Stefanatos, a 7-year-old labradoodle, is one of the quartet of therapy dogs at Wicker Wellness Center.

Catching up with… Laini Nemett

Laini Nemett, associate professor of drawing and painting, lived in Barcelona for three years, first on a painting Fulbright and then working at an art gallery.