Westminster College Hosted Children's Book Author

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College hosted children's book author Arthur Dorros for a presentation in April at the McKelvey Campus Center and at Neshannock Memorial Elementary School.

Dorros, of Seattle, has written more than 20 books, from nonfiction and science picture books, to humorous stories and bilingual books. He has traveled around the world, including in South America, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Australia, and has incorporated his travels into his storytelling.

The presentation was sponsored by Westminster's chapter of Kappa Delta Pi international education honor society and Westminster's Drinko Center for Experiental Learning.

Elementary education majors, who serve as Kappa Delta Pi officers and helped organize the program are:

  • President Mike Pandolph, who recently graduated with a degree in early childhood/special education, is a son of Martin and Nancy Pandolph and a graduate of Bethel Park High School.
  • Community Outreach Coordinator Elizabeth Ishman, a senior early childhood/special education major, is a daughter of Donald and Kandace Ishman and a graduate of Dubois Area High School. 

Contact Dr. Alison DuBois, Westminster assistant professor of education and Kappa Delta Pi adviser, at 724-946-6039 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 Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" 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 www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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(L-R) Elizabeth Ishman, Dr. Alison DuBois, Arthur Dorros, and Mike Pandolph.