Staff Participated in International Day at New Wilmington Elementary School

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Westminster College faculty and staff participated in New Wilmington Elementary School's annual International Day May 20.

Dr. Natacha Fontes-Merz, associate professor of mathematics; Dr. Charlene Klassen Endrizzi, professor of education and faculty development officer; Dr. Yehuda Peled, Fulbright scholar-in-residence; and Connie McGinnis, director of Westminster's Celebrity Series, taught fourth-grade students in painting, poetry, and language lessons related to Portugal, Mexico, Israel, and China.

The fourth annual event was organized by Dr. SoYoung Kang, Westminster assistant professor of education, and Emily Stock, fourth-grade teacher.

Contact Klassen Endrizzi at (724) 946-7189 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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Connie McGinnis and her daughters Grace (l) and Anna