Newsmaker for December 5th – Reading Eagle
MÃ¼hlenberg Greene Architects
David R. Kline, West Lawn, joined the company as a design technician. He will support the architects and project managers of the office in all phases of planning, documentation and construction contract management, develop detailed 3D / BIM models and use them to create construction documents and schedules. He also supports the project managers in contract management during the construction phase.
Kline is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects and represents the company as a member of the Greater Reading Young Professionals, where he recently toured the award-winning 2021 Building Berks project, The Reading Distilling Guild, at 503 Penn St. He also works on the Licensing procedures in the field of architecture.
Kline will be based out of the company’s Wyomissing office, but as usual he will be supporting projects across the company’s service sector, including eight states (Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont) and the district of Colombia.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Marywood University School of Architecture with a minor in business administration in 2021. Kline also has a certificate as a trainee technical draftsman from the Berks Career and Technology Center.
Read bakery systems
Michael McDermott, Michael Manley and Vardan Upadhyaya were hired as project managers.
McDermott has held product planning and service, process analyst, and customer service and solutions roles for 26 years with Carpenter Technology Co. He has an associate degree in architectural technology and attended Albright College of Business Administration.
Manley held product coordination and management as well as advanced manufacturing positions at Fleetwood Fixtures, Sweet Street Desserts and CHL Systems. He holds associate degrees in business administration and psychology from Reading Area Community College.
Upadhyaya held positions in application, operations and business development support at Brentwood Industries and VSU Global. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Alvernia University.
University of Alvernia
Dr. Darryl C. Mace has been named University First Vice President for Mission, Diversity, and Inclusion. Mace brings more than 15 years as a scientist, professor and diversity and inclusion officer to his new role at Alvernia.
In his new role, Mace will be responsible for ensuring that mission, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of all decisions at the university, that the Alvernia environment welcomes and supports all students, faculty and staff, and that the culture of the university is there one in which conversations on challenging topics are safe and pedagogically productive. He will directly oversee the affairs of the university’s missions and ministries office.
Mace comes from Cabrini University, where he helped establish and co-chair the university’s Inclusivity Council and served as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer in Cabrini’s Academic Affairs Department. Under his leadership, Cabrini achieved many firsts, including developing a strategic plan for inclusion, a statement on inclusive excellence, a climate survey on diversity and inclusion, and a university-wide assessment protocol focusing on strategic goals for diversity and inclusion.
Mace has also led the creation of diversity and inclusion-based programs, including Black Studies, American Studies, Gender and Body Studies, Latin American Studies, Religious Studies, and Cultural Studies. Outside of Cabrini, Mace has served as a diversity and inclusion consultant for St. Norbert College, Seba Enrichment Academy, and has strong partnerships with the Interfaith Youth Core, Laurel House Domestic Violence Prevention Agency, Norristown State Hospital, and Hope Community Church of King of. built up Prussia.
As a historian, Mace published on his books “In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle” (University Press of Kentucky, 2014); “American History through Its Greatest Speeches” (ABC-CLIO, 2017); and “Rosa Parks: A Life in American History” (ABC-CLIO, 2021).
Mace holds a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies and a PhD in African American History from Temple University. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in history and language communication from Penn State University. He received the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2013 and a grant from the Interfaith Youth Core for the We Are Each Other’s Racial Equity & Interfaith Cooperation Award.
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